Source: BLS Consumer Expenditure Survey, Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Household Expenditures on Transport, United States, 2005
Vehicle operations is the largest transport expenditure,
accounting for more than half of the household transport
expenditure. However, some costs are more complex to calculate. For
instance, motorists will readily pay fuel prices as they drive, but will
assume occasionally maintenance costs (e.g. an oil change or a flat
tire) and will only realize depreciation costs if they sell their