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December 1989, Vol. 112, No. 12
Consumer expenditures in different-size cities
Susan M. Banta
Economist, Division of Consumer Expenditure Surveys, Bureau of Labor Statistics
Patterns of spending differ between metropolitan and nonmetropolitan cities. Large-city households spend more on housing, dining out, and public transportation, while small-city units spend more on food at home and private vehicles. This article presents a comparison of the average annual expenditures and income in metropolitan (large) and nonmetropolitan (small) cities.
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