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Midwest Information Office

Consumer Expenditures for Selected Areas

Average Annual Expenditures for the U.S. and Regions, Consumer Expenditure Survey, 2013
Item United States Northeast(1) Midwest(2) South(3) West(4)

Consumer units (in thousands)

125,043 22,614 27,744 46,625 28,059

Income before taxes

$64,686 $71,819 $64,195 $59,416 $68,177

No. of persons

2.5 2.4 2.4 2.5 2.6

No. of earners

1.3 1.3 1.3 1.2 1.4

No. of vehicles

1.9 1.6 2.0 1.8 2.0

Percent Homeowner

64 63 67 66 58

Average annual expenditures

$51,299 $56,484 $49,592 $46,878 $56,156

Percent(5)

100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0

Food

6,600 6,998 6,490 6,106 7,213

Percent

12.9 12.4 13.1 13.0 12.8

Housing

17,030 20,054 15,480 15,148 19,254

Percent

33.2 35.5 31.2 32.3 34.3

Apparel and services

1,677 1,832 1,528 1,563 1,887

Percent

3.3 3.2 3.1 3.3 3.4

Transportation

9,001 9,107 8,853 8,876 9,267

Percent

17.5 16.1 17.9 18.9 16.5

Healthcare

3,594 3,679 3,970 3,265 3,701

Percent

7.0 6.5 8.0 7.0 6.6

Entertainment

2,553 2,675 2,512 2,298 2,920

Percent

5.0 4.7 5.1 4.9 5.2

Cash contributions

1,873 1,662 1,967 1,691 2,253

Percent

3.7 2.9 4.0 3.6 4.0

Personal insurance and pensions

5,559 6,217 5,397 5,123 5,915

Percent

10.8 11.0 10.9 10.9 10.5

All other

3,411 4,260 3,396 2,808 3,745

Percent

6.6 7.4 6.9 6.1 6.6

Footnotes:
(1) The Northeast region is composed of Connecticut, Maines, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont.
(2) The Midwest region is composed of Illionois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.
(3) The South region is composed of Alabama, Arkansas, Deleware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia.
(4) The West Region is composed of Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.
(5) Percent of total expenditures. Components may not add to 100 percent due to rounding.
 

Average Annual Expenditures for Midwest metropolitan areas, Consumer Expenditure Survey, 2013
Item Chicago Detroit Minneapolis Cleveland

Consumer units (in thousands)

3,498 1,930 1,369 1,162

Income before taxes

$74,908 $81,213 $90,093 $68,443

No. of persons

2.6 2.4 2.5 2.4

No. of earners

1.3 1.2 1.6 1.2

No. of vehicles

1.7 2.1 2.4 1.8

Percent Homeowner

66 71 71 64

Average annual expenditures

$57,919 $53,835 $66,678 $49,438

Percent(1)

100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0

Food

7,373 7,268 7,554 6,346

Percent

12.7 13.5 11.3 12.8

Housing

20,527 16,130 21,315 15,644

Percent

35.4 30.0 32.0 31.6

Apparel and services

2,084 1,566 1,861 1,498

Percent

3.6 2.9 2.8 3.0

Transportation

9,026 10,623 12,222 8,977

Percent

15.6 19.7 18.3 18.2

Healthcare

3,982 3,675 4,754 3,251

Percent

6.9 6.8 7.1 6.6

Entertainment

2,644 2,767 3,728 2,378

Percent

4.6 5.1 5.6 4.8

Cash contributions

1,781 2,262 3,059 2,046

Percent

3.1 4.2 4.6 4.1

Personal insurance and pensions

6,114 5,674 7,496 6,242

Percent

10.6 10.5 11.2 12.6

All other

4,388 3,870 4,689 3,054

Percent

7.6 7.2 7.1 6.2

Footnotes:
(1) Percent of total expenditures. Components may not add to 100 percent due to rounding.
 

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