Expenditures of the Aged Chartbook, 2010

 
Percentage of CUs, by size and age
Size of consumer unit 55–64 65–74 75 or older 65 or older
1 person 29.1 35.1 55.0 44.4
2 persons 45.7 51.5 36.9 44.6
3 or more persons 25.2 13.4 8.2 10.9
 
Distribution of CUs, by total expenditures
Total expenditures ($) Percent
Less than 10,000 6.1
10,000–14,999 13.4
15,000–19,999 15.2
20,000–24,999 12.2
25,000–29,999 9.1
30,000–34,999 8.3
35,000–49,999 16.7
50,000 or more 19.0
SOURCE: Interview portion of the 2010 Consumer Expenditure Survey.
Distribution of CUs, by per capita expenditures
Per capita expenditures ($) Percent
Less than 10,000 18.5
10,000–14,999 22.9
15,000–19,999 19.3
20,000–24,999 12.2
25,000–29,999 7.5
30,000–34,999 6.0
35,000–49,999 7.6
50,000 or more 6.1
SOURCE: Interview portion of the 2010 Consumer Expenditure Survey.
Distribution of expenditures, by earned income status
Total expenditues ($) With earned income With no earned income
Less than 10,000 0.6 8.0
10,000–14,999 4.7 16.4
15,000–19,999 8.2 17.6
20,000–24,999 10.4 12.9
25,000–29,999 10.1 8.8
30,000–34,999 8.9 8.1
35,000–49,999 22.2 14.8
50,000 or more 35.0 13.5
SOURCE: Interview portion of the 2010 Consumer Expenditure Survey.
Mean percentage allocated to components of total expenditures, by earned income status
Component With earned income With no earned income
Housing 33.6 36.4
Food 11.6 12.6
Out-of-pocket health care 11.0 14.5
Transportation 14.0 14.1
Apparel 2.9 2.4
Entertainment 4.9 5.3
Other 22.1 14.7
SOURCE: Interview and diary portions of the 2010 Consumer Expenditure Survey.
Mean percentage allocated to components of total expenditures, by selected income quartile
Component Lowest Highest
Housing 42.6 32.8
Food 13.8 11.5
Out-of-pocket health care 13.8 10.9
Transportation 11.7 14.3
Apparel 2.5 2.9
Entertainment 5.0 5.2
Other 10.7 22.4
SOURCE: Interview and diary portions of the 2010 Consumer Expenditure Survey.
Mean percentage allocated to components of total expenditures, by age
Component 55–64 65–74 75 or older 65 or older
Housing 32.9 34.9 36.1 35.4
Food 12.0 12.5 12.1 12.3
Out-of-pocket health care 7.6 11.9 15.2 13.2
Transportation 15.8 14.4 13.4 14.0
Apparel 3.1 2.9 2.2 2.6
Entertainment 5.3 5.6 4.4 5.1
Other 23.2 17.8 16.6 17.3
SOURCE: Interview and diary portions of the 2010 Consumer Expenditure Survey.
Distribution of CUs, by housing tenure and age
Housing tenure 55–64 65–74 75 or older 65 or older
Owner with mortgage 44.8 29.2 13.2 21.7
Owner without mortgage 35.2 53.9 67.6 60.3
Renter 20.0 16.9 19.2 18.0
SOURCE: Interview and diary portions of the 2010 Consumer Expenditure Survey.
Mean percentage allocated to housing expenditures, by housing tenure and age
Housing tenure 55–64 65–74 75 or older 65 or older
Owner with mortgage 34.2 38.6 41.2 39.2
Owner without mortgage 27.6 30.1 31.6 30.8
Renter 40.0 43.6 48.5 45.9
SOURCE: Interview and diary portions of the 2010 Consumer Expenditure Survey.
Mean percentage allocated to components of out-of-pocket health care expenditures, by age
Component 55–64 65–74 75 or older 65 or older
Health insurance a 54.5 63.7 63.9 63.8
Medical services b 24.6 17.2 15.3 16.3
Drugs 17.2 16.2 17.2 16.6
Medical supplies c 3.7 2.9 3.6 3.3
SOURCE: Interview and diary portions of the 2010 Consumer Expenditure Survey.
a. Includes fee-for-service health plans, preferred-provider health plans, health maintenance organizations, commercial Medicare supplements, Medicare payments, and other health insurance.
b. Includes hospital room and services, professional and physicians' services, eye and dental care, lab tests and X-rays, medical care in a retirement community and convalescent or nursing home, and other medical care service.
c. Includes antiseptics, dressings and bandages, first aid kits, contraceptives, syringes, ice bags, thermometers, vaporizers, heating pads, medical appliances (such as braces, canes, crutches, walkers, eyeglasses, and hearing aids), and rental and repair of medical equipment.
Mean percentage allocated to components of transportation expenditures, by age
Component 55–64 65–74 75 or older 65 or older
Purchase of new and used cars and trucks 32.3 27.4 31.8 29.1
Other vehicle expenses a 60.8 64.5 61.4 63.3
Public transportation b 6.9 8.1 6.8 7.6
SOURCE: Interview and diary portions of the 2010 Consumer Expenditure Survey.
a. Includes expenditures for insurance, gas and motor oil, finance charges, maintenance and repairs, licenses, rentals, and other charges.
b. Includes fares for travel by airplane, bus, train, and taxi.
Mean percentage allocated to components of other expenditures, by age
Component 55–64 65–74 75 or older 65 or older
Alcohol 3.4 5.3 3.5 4.6
Personal care 5.1 7.7 8.7 8.1
Reading 1.1 2.0 2.6 2.2
Education 7.8 3.2 2.7 3.0
Tobacco 3.8 4.0 2.8 3.6
Miscellaneous items 9.7 10.3 15.1 12.2
Cash contributions a 16.1 30.8 43.8 35.8
Personal insurance 4.0 5.2 4.5 4.9
Pension contributions 13.1 9.4 5.2 7.8
Social Security payroll taxes 35.9 22.1 11.0 17.8
SOURCE: Interview and diary portions of the 2010 Consumer Expenditure Survey.
a. Cash contributed to persons or organizations outside the consumer unit, including alimony and child support payments; care of students away from home; and contributions to religious, educational, charitable, or political organizations.
Distribution of CUs by size, selected years
Size of consumer unit 2002 2005 2010
1 person 46.9 47.4 44.4
2 persons 42.4 43.3 44.6
3 or more persons 10.7 9.4 10.9
SOURCE: Interview portions of the 2002, 2005, and 2010 Consumer Expenditure Surveys.
Distribution by total expenditures, selected years
Total expenditures ($) 2002 2005 2010
Less than 10,000 9.1 8.1 6.1
10,000–14,999 15.1 14.3 13.4
15,000–19,999 15.3 15.7 15.2
20,000–24,999 13.6 12.1 12.2
25,000–29,999 10.3 9.7 9.1
30,000–34,999 7.8 8.2 8.3
35,000–49,999 14.3 14.7 16.7
50,000 or more 14.4 17.3 19.0
SOURCE: Interview portions of the 2002, 2005, and 2010 Consumer Expenditure Surveys.
Mean percentage allocated to components of total expenditures, selected years
Component 2002 2005 2010
Housing 32.8 33.7 35.4
Food 13.7 12.7 12.3
Out-of-pocket health care 12.9 12.8 13.2
Transportation 16.1 15.7 14.0
Apparel 3.4 2.9 2.6
Entertainment 4.1 4.8 5.1
Other 17.1 17.3 17.3
SOURCE: Interview portions of the 2002, 2005, and 2010 Consumer Expenditure Surveys.
Distribution of CUs by housing tenure, selected years
Housing tenure 2002 2005 2010
Owner with mortgage 17.6 19.4 21.7
Owner without mortgage 62.9 61.2 60.3
Renter 19.6 19.4 18.0
SOURCE: Interview and diary portions of the 2002, 2005, and 2010 Consumer Expenditure Surveys.
Mean percentage allocated to housing expenditures, by housing tenure, selected years
Housing tenure 2002 2005 2010
Owner with mortgage 34.8 35.9 39.2
Owner without mortgage 29.4 29.9 30.8
Renter 41.9 45.9 45.9
SOURCE: Interview and diary portions of the 2002, 2005, and 2010 Consumer Expenditure Surveys.
Mean out-of-pocket health care expenditures, by component, selected years
Component 2002 2005 2010
Health insurance a 2,293 2,584 3,091
Medical services b 707 869 792
Drugs 1,162 1,095 805
Medical supplies c 201 157 158
SOURCE: Interview and diary portions of the 2002, 2005, and 2010 Consumer Expenditure Surveys.
a. Includes fee-for-service health plans, preferred-provider health plans, health maintenance organizations, commercial Medicare supplements, Medicare payments, and other health insurance.
b. Includes hospital room and services, professional and physicians' services, eye and dental care, lab tests and X-rays, medical care in a retirement community and convalescent or nursing home, and other medical care service.
c. Includes antiseptics, dressings and bandages, first aid kits, contraceptives, syringes, ice bags, thermometers, vaporizers, heating pads, medical appliances (such as braces, canes, crutches, walkers, eyeglasses, and hearing aids), and rental and repair of medical equipment.
Mean percentage allocated to components of out-of-pocket health care expenditures, selected years
Component 2002 2005 2010
Health insurance a 52.6 54.9 63.8
Medical services b 16.2 18.5 16.4
Drugs 26.6 23.3 16.6
Medical supplies c 4.6 3.3 3.3
SOURCE: Interview and diary portions of the 2002, 2005, and 2010 Consumer Expenditure Surveys.
a. Includes fee-for-service health plans, preferred-provider health plans, health maintenance organizations, commercial Medicare supplements, Medicare payments, and other health insurance.
b. Includes hospital room and services, professional and physicians' services, eye and dental care, lab tests and X-rays, medical care in a retirement community and convalescent or nursing home, and other medical care service.
c. Includes antiseptics, dressings and bandages, first aid kits, contraceptives, syringes, ice bags, thermometers, vaporizers, heating pads, medical appliances (such as braces, canes, crutches, walkers, eyeglasses, and hearing aids), and rental and repair of medical equipment.