Expenditures of the Aged Chartbook, 2015

(released January 2018)

Table of Contents

About This Chartbook

  • Source of the Data
  • Definitions and Explanation of Key Terms
  • Notes about the Data

Consumer Units (CUs) Aged 65 or Older

  • Total Expenditures
  • Per Capita Expenditures
  • Expenditures, by Income Quartile
  • Per Capita Expenditures, by Income Quartile
  • Expenditures, by Earned Income Status
  • Components of Expenditures
  • Components of Expenditures, by Earned Income Status
  • Components of Expenditures, by Selected Income Quartile

Consumer Units (CUs), by Age

  • Total Expenditures
  • Components of Expenditures
  • Housing Expenditures
  • Housing Tenure
  • Food Expenditures
  • Food Prepared and Eaten at Home
  • Out-of-Pocket Health Care Expenditures
  • Components of Out-of-Pocket Health Care Expenditures
  • Transportation Expenditures
  • Components of Transportation Expenditures
  • Other Expenditures
  • Components of Other Expenditures
  • Travel Expenditures

Consumer Units (CUs) Aged 65 or Older: 2005, 2010, & 2015

  • Trends in CU Size
  • Trends in Expenditures
  • Trends in the Components of Expenditures
  • Trends in Housing Tenure
  • Trends in Housing Expenditures by Tenure
  • Trends in Out-of-Pocket Health Care Expenditures
  • Trends in the Components of Out-of-Pocket Health Care Expenditures

Appendix: Comparison of Estimates Based on Consumer Expenditure Survey Public-Use File and Bureau of Labor Statistics Published Estimates