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PROFILE: Los Angeles County Consumer Expenditure Survey

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GREENBANNERWhile Los Angeles County residents pay less, on average, for utilities, fuels and public services than the nation as a whole (see Table A), Los Angeles County residents do pay comparatively more for gasoline expenses (see Table B).

Table A. Percent distribution of housing expenditures, United States and Los Angeles, 2009–2010

Category

United States

Los Angeles

Total Housing

100.0

100.0

Shelter

59.4

68.6

Utilities, fuels and public services

21.8

14.8

Household operation

6.0

6.4

Housekeeping supplies

3.8

2.9

Household furnishings and equipment

8.9

7.2

Note: Columns may not add to 100 due to rounding.
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Table B. Percent distribution of transportation expenditures, United States and Los Angeles, 2009–2010

Category

United States

Los Angeles

Total Transportation

100.0

100.0

Vehicle purchases (net outlay)

34.2

26.5

Gasoline and motor oil

26.9

27.3

Other vehicle expenses

32.6

39.1

Public transportation

6.3

7.1

Note: Columns may not add to 100 due to rounding.
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics