Percentage of annual U.S. consumer spending, by income quintiles 2018

This statistic shows the percentage of average annual expenditure of consumer units on major components in the United States in 2018, by income quintiles. In 2018, the lowest 20 percent of income consumer units spent about 40 percent of their total expenditure on housing. Consumer units belonging to the highest 20 percent of income spent only 29.9 percent on housing.

Percentage of average annual consumer expenditure on major components in the United States in 2018, by income quintiles

HousingTransportationFoodPersonal insurance and pensionsHealthcareEntertainmentCash contributionsApparel and services
Total32.8%15.9%12.9%11.9%8.1%5.3%3.1%3%
Lowest 20 percent40%14.1%15.6%2.7%9.4%5.2%2.4%2.8%
Second 20 percent35.8%16.9%14.6%5.1%10%5.5%2.8%3.2%
Third 20 percent34.5%16.7%13.5%9.6%9%4.9%2.6%2.9%
Fourth 20 percent32.1%16.3%13.5%12.5%8.5%5.1%2.7%3%
Highest 20 percent29.9%15.5%11.2%16.9%6.6%5.5%3.8%3.1%
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Source

Release date

September 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

2018

Supplementary notes

Consumer units include families, single persons living alone or sharing a household with others but who are financially independent, or two or more persons living together who share expenses.

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