Percentage of average annual consumer expenditure on major components in the United States in 2017, by income quintiles

Percentage of annual U.S. consumer spending 2017, by income quintiles This statistic shows the percentage of average annual expenditure of consumer units on major components in the United States in 2017, by income quintiles. In 2017, 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 30.1 percent on housing.
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HousingTransportationFoodPersonal insurance and pensionsHealthcareEntertainmentCash contributionsApparel and services
Total33.1%15.9%12.9%11.3%8.2%5.3%3.1%3.1%
Lowest 20 percent40%13.4%15.6%2.5%9.6%4.9%2.5%3.4%
Second 20 percent35.9%16.7%14.4%6.2%9.9%4.8%3%3.2%
Third 20 percent34.6%16.9%14%8.6%9.2%5%2.9%2.7%
Fourth 20 percent32.9%16.4%13%12.2%8.5%5.1%2.8%3%
Highest 20 percent30.1%15.5%11.2%15.6%6.7%5.9%3.6%3.1%
HousingTransportationFoodPersonal insurance and pensionsHealthcareEntertainmentCash contributionsApparel and services
Total33.1%15.9%12.9%11.3%8.2%5.3%3.1%3.1%
Lowest 20 percent40%13.4%15.6%2.5%9.6%4.9%2.5%3.4%
Second 20 percent35.9%16.7%14.4%6.2%9.9%4.8%3%3.2%
Third 20 percent34.6%16.9%14%8.6%9.2%5%2.9%2.7%
Fourth 20 percent32.9%16.4%13%12.2%8.5%5.1%2.8%3%
Highest 20 percent30.1%15.5%11.2%15.6%6.7%5.9%3.6%3.1%
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This statistic shows the percentage of average annual expenditure of consumer units on major components in the United States in 2017, by income quintiles. In 2017, 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 30.1 percent on housing.
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Release date
September 2018
Region
United States
Survey time period
2017
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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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