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Examining Household Expenses: How to Conquer Your Household Budget

The typical American spends $5,102 on household expenses per month.


[Updated: Feb 04, 2021 ] Apr 07, 2020 by Tara Mastroeni
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Average American Household Expenditure Per Month
Average American Household Income Per Month: $6,553
Housing (mortgage payment, rent, utilities) $1,674
Transportation (public transportation or car) $813
Insurances (health, dental, life, etc.) $608
Health care $414
Groceries $372
Restaurants $288
Entertainment $269
Miscellaneous expenses $169
Cash contributions (charitable giving) $157
Apparel and services $155
Education $117
Personal care $64
Average American Household Monthly Expenditure: $5,102

Data source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Note: Figures are rounded to the nearest dollar.