Table 2
Budget shares of major spending categories by income quintile, 2012

Budget shares of major spending categories by income quintile, 2012
  Lowest quintile Second quintile Third quintile Fourth quintile Highest quintile
  dollars
Average household expenditures 29,921 43,507 64,008 88,061 151,506
  shares of spending (%)
Food 14.1 13.6 11.4 10.2 8.1
Shelter 32.5 26.9 22.6 20.8 16.4
Clothing and accessories 5.2 5.3 4.9 4.4 4.2
Transportation 13.8 16.0 17.2 16.0 13.1
Income taxes 1.1 5.3 10.8 15.6 27.7