1. Shelter The average spent on shelter by U.S. households: $13,258

2. Grocerie The average spent on groceries by U.S. households: $5,259

3. Vehicle purchase The average spent on vehicle purchases by U.S. households: $4,828

4. Eating out The average spent on eating out by U.S. households: $3,030

5. Gas and motor oil The average spent on gas by U.S. households: $2,148

6. Clothing and footwear The average spent on clothing by U.S. households: $1,754

7. Cellphone service The average spent on cellphone service by U.S. households: $1,244

8. Car insurance The average spent on car insurance by U.S. households: $1,528

9. Alcoholic drink The average spent on alcoholic drinks by U.S. households: $554

10. Prescription drugs, over-the-counter drugs and vitamin The average spent on drugs and vitamins by U.S. households: $498

11. Cleaning supplie The average spent on cleaning supplies by U.S. households: $178