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New York City Region
Average Annual Expenditures Compared to U.S.
Consumer Expenditure Survey

 
     
     
  Item 2014-2015*  
  U.S.
Average
$
Percent of
U.S. Total
New York
Region**
Average
$
Percent of
New York Region**
Total
 
  Average Annual Expenditure
$54,715
100%
$62,872
100%
 
  Food
$6,891
12.6%
$6,943
11.0%
 
    -Food at home
$3,993
7.3%
$4,055
6.4%
 
    -Food away from home
$2,898
5.3%
$2,888
4.6%
 
  Housing
$18,097
33.1%
$24,879
39.6%
 
    -Shelter
$10,613
19.4%
$16,835
26.8%
 
      -Owned dwellings
$6,188
11.3%
$9,478
15.1%
 
      -Rented dwellings
$3,702
6.8%
$6,481
10.3%
 
      -Other lodging
$722
1.3%
$876
1.4%
 
    -Utilities, fuels, and public services
$3,901
7.1%
$4,318
6.9%
 
  Apparel and Services
$1,817
3.3%
$2,089
3.3%
 
  Transportation
$9,277
17.0%
$8,002
12.7%
 
    -Vehicle Purchases (net outlay)
$3,641
6.7%
$1,903
3.0%
 
    -Gasoline and Motor Oil
$2,277
4.2%
$1,796
2.9%
 
    -Other Vehicle Expenses
$2,734
5.0%
$2,909
4.6%
 
    -Public Transportation
$624
1.1%
$1,394
2.2%
 
  Healthcare
$4,320
7.9%
$4,146
6.6%
 
  Entertainment
$2,783
5.1%
$2,576
4.1%
 
  Education
$1,275
2.3%
$2,483
3.9%
 
  Miscellaneous
$824
1.5%
$869
1.4%
 
  Cash Contributions
$1,793
3.3%
$1,768
2.8%
 
  Personal Insurance and Pensions
$6,034
11.0%
$7,543
12.0%
 
    -Life and other personal insurance
$331
0.6%
$411
0.7%
 
    -Pensions and Social Security
$5,702
10.4%
$7,132
11.3%
 
     
  Note:
*Most recent annual data available

**This region includes 11 counties in New York (New York City, Long Island, Dutchess, Putnam, Rockland, Westchester), 13 counties in New Jersey (Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Ocean, Passaic, Somerset, Union, Warren), Fairfield and parts of Litchfield, Middlesex and New Haven counties in Connecticut and Pike County Pennsylvania.
 
     
 

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Source:
U.S. Department of Labor - Bureau of Labor Statistics
 
     
     
 
 
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