Statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States. Available as pdf and download as .xls.
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Sample data include how much is spent on newspaper subscriptions and how much is spent on sporting events, nationally and by US region. Based on data collected by the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Consumer Expenditure Survey.
If you're looking at how much consumers are spending historically, it can be helpful to also know the value of a dollar. Data includes the cost of a typewriter in 1917, the average consumer expenditure on clothing in 1945, and how much a camcorder cost in 1986.