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Table 21.II

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

 
     
  Item 2012 - 2013*  
  U.S.
Average
$
Percent of
U.S. Total
New York
Region**
Average
$
Percent of
New York Region**
Total
 
  Average Annual Expenditure
$51,299
100%
$60,791
100%
 
  Food
$6,600
12.9%
$7,225
11.9%
 
    -Food at home
$3,949
7.7%
$4,111
6.8%
 
    -Food away from home
$2,651
5.2%
$3,114
5.1%
 
  Housing
$17,030
33.2%
$24,187
39.8%
 
    -Shelter
$9,986
19.5%
$16,257
26.7%
 
      -Owned dwellings
$6,082
11.9%
$9,448
15.5%
 
      -Rented dwellings
$3,255
6.3%
$5,948
9.8%
 
      -Other lodging
$649
1.3%
$860
1.4%
 
    -Utilities, fuels, and public services
$3,693
7.2%
$4,200
6.9%
 
  Apparel and Services
$1,677
3.3%
$2,254
3.7%
 
  Transportation
$9,001
17.5%
$8,235
13.5%
 
    -Vehicle Purchases (net outlay)
$3,241
6.3%
$2,067
3.4%
 
    -Gasoline and Motor Oil
$2,683
5.2%
$2,180
3.6%
 
    -Other Vehicle Expenses
$2,537
4.9%
$2,811
4.6%
 
    -Public Transportation
$540
1.1%
$1,177
1.9%
 
  Healthcare
$3,594
7.0%
$3,585
5.9%
 
  Entertainment
$2,553
5.0%
$2,529
4.2%
 
  Education
$1,172
2.3%
$2,280
3.8%
 
  Miscellaneous
$736
1.4%
$710
1.2%
 
  Cash Contributions
$1,873
3.7%
$1543
2.5%
 
  Personal Insurance and Pensions
$5,559
10.8%
$6,690
11.0%
 
    -Life and other personal insurance
$336
0.6%
$409
0.7%
 
    -Pensions and Social Security
$5,224
10.2%
$6,280
10.3%
 
     
  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:
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