Communications 1999

Assignment #6 – Money & You
Income and Expenses
Data for use in part 3

The data in the table below shows the average 1997 income and expenses for selected cities in the western U.S.  They are excerpted from the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Consumer Expenditure Survey.  Click here to display the entire table from which the data below comes.

Item

Los Angeles

San Francisco

San Diego

Portland

Seattle

Honolulu

Anchorage

Phoenix

Denver

Number of households

5,032,000

2,789,000

930,000

1,020,000

1,249,000

263,000

86,000

1,097,000

1,002,000

Average income before taxes

$47,595

$52,562

$43,229

$43,885

$45,276

$49,255

$58,133

$46,832

$52,591

Average annual expenditures

$39,400

$44,668

$37,974

$40,050

$40,440

$41,992

$51,276

$36,537

$41,718

Food

4,952

6,174

4,666

5,035

5,241

5,672

6,782

3,954

4,918

Alcoholic beverages

304

558

346

387

425

381

443

322

551

Housing

14,950

15,074

15,065

12,937

14,226

13,638

16,273

12,715

13,218

Apparel and services

1,804

2,021

1,682

2,138

1,952

2,215

1,623

1,790

2,310

Transportation

6,926

7,301

5,893

7,409

7,712

7,955

10,459

7,044

8,138

Health care

1,528

1,808

1,747

1,926

1,557

1,618

1,738

1,833

1,743

Entertainment

1,811

2,219

1,950

2,029

2,308

2,041

4,725

2,181

2,365

Personal care products and services

623

619

629

470

531

709

612

590

583

Reading

162

236

186

221

227

216

274

181

200

Education

461

787

602

727

636

847

857

359

641

Tobacco products and smoking supplies

155

211

177

298

266

280

413

222

239

Miscellaneous

981

1,021

590

974

959

964

1,064

638

997

Cash contributions

856

1,729

822

1,588

880

892

1,210

919

883

Personal insurance and pensions

3,886

4,910

3,617

3,911

3,521

4,564

4,803

3,789

4,930