Consumer Expenditure Survey

Section 4 Part D - Utilities and Fuels for Owned and Rented Properties - Utilities and Fuels for Vacation Property

Section 4, Part D collects expenditures on fuels and utilities for rented vacation properties, including electricity, natural gas, other fuels, water service, sewer maintenance, garbage collection, and cable television or satellite service.

Now I am going to ask about utility bills for rented vacation properties.

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Since the first of the reference month, have you or any members of your CU received any bills for utilities or fuels for a rented vacation property, such as a cottage?
* If Yes - Read each item on list.
Which of the following utilities, fuels, or services did you receive bills for?

  1. Electricity
  2. Natural or utility gas
  3. Fuel oil
  4. Kerosene
  5. Bottled or tank gas
  6. Wood
  7. Coal
  8. Other fuels
  9. Piped-in water
  10. Sewerage maintenance
  11. Trash/garbage collection
  12. Water softening service
  13. Septic tank cleaning
  14. Cable TV, satellite services, or community antenna, not already reported
  15. Internet connection and other computer data servicesnot already reported


  16. None/no more entries

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In what month was the bill received?[enter text] _____________

What was the total amount of the charges? [enter value] _____________

* Enter 'C' for a combined expense

  1. C
  2. Not combined

What other utilities, fuels, or services was the above services combined with?
* Enter all that apply

  1. Electricity
  2. Natural or utility gas
  3. Fuel oil
  4. Kerosene
  5. Bottled or tank gas
  6. Wood
  7. Coal
  8. Other fuels
  9. Piped-in water
  10. Sewerage maintenance
  11. Trash/garbage collection
  12. Water softening service
  13. Septic tank cleaning
  14. Cable TV, satellite services, or community antenna, not already reported
  15. Internet connection and other computer data services not already reported


  16. Misc. combined (unable to specify/DK)

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Did you receive any other utilities, fuels, or services bills for rented vacation properties?

  1. Yes
  2. No

End of Section 4D

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Last Modified Date: October 11, 2005

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