Household Expenditures on Transport, United States, 2020

Household Expenditures on Transport, United States, 2020

Source: BLS Consumer Expenditure Survey, Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Transportation accounts for about 15% of all consumer expenditures in the United States. Vehicle operations are the largest transport expenditure, accounting for more than half of the household transport expenditures. This particularly includes gasoline and insurance, both around 30% of operational expenditures. Only 3 to 5% of average annual household expenditures are related to public transit.