What Will You Spend?

Average monthly expenses for a household 65 and older.

US Average

US Regions Map Graphic

After-Tax Income: $3,795
Expenses: $4,180

  • Medical: $557
  • Utilities: $308
  • Food (home): $326
  • Food (out of home): $213
  • Housing: $775
  • Clothing (and services): $100
  • Transportation: $616
  • Entertainment: $233

Northeast

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After-Tax Income: $4,085
Expenses: $4,319

  • Medical: $554
  • Utilities: $321
  • Food (home): $369
  • Food (out of home): $234
  • Housing: $990
  • Clothing (and services): $130
  • Transportation: $533
  • Entertainment: $209

MIDWEST

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After-Tax Income: $3,657
Expenses: $3,965

  • Medical: $571
  • Utilities: $295
  • Food (home): $304
  • Food (out of home): $193
  • Housing: $703
  • Clothing (and services): $94
  • Transportation: $602
  • Entertainment: $257

SOUTH

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After-Tax Income: $3,468
Expenses: $3,832

  • Medical: $528
  • Utilities: $303
  • Food (home): $304
  • Food (out of home): $195
  • Housing: $617
  • Clothing (and services): $82
  • Transportation: $639
  • Entertainment: $205

WEST

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After-Tax Income: $4,277
Expenses: $4,930

  • Medical: $595
  • Utilities: $317
  • Food (home): $353
  • Food (out of home): $249
  • Housing: $940
  • Clothing (and services): $113
  • Transportation: $664
  • Entertainment: $283
All numbers monthly. Based on consumer spending analysis by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.