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II. Expenditures by Category

(1) Overview

Compared to categories of expenditures for all households in 1999, cellular phone charges and other mobile telephone charges had the highest rate of increase at 140.5%, followed in order by 75.9% for shared costs in apartment housing and other obligation fees related to housing and 71.3% for residential equipment and obligation fees related to housing such as the interior. On the other hand, automobiles had the highest rate of decrease at -39.5%, followed in order by telephone charges at -38.0% and books at -33.4%. By sex, men had the highest rate of increase for obligation fees related to housing at 186.8%, followed in order by 124.3% for portable telephone charges and 115.8% for obligation fees related to housing. On the other hand, automobiles had the highest rate of decrease at -60.1%, followed in order by telephone charges at -44.6% and books at -38.9%. At 182.9%, portable telephone charges had the highest growth rate for women, followed in order by non-dividend insurance policies and other non-savings insurance costs at 77.8% and 77.6% for yearly and monthly rent, for park. On the other hand, other remittances (other than those for children away at school) had the highest rate of decrease at -36.8%, followed in order by -32.3% for telephone charges and -31.9% for rental fees, sport facilities. (Table II-1)

Table II-1 All Households’ Rate of Increase/Decrease per Line Item Expense by Sex

Table II-1 All Households’ Rate of Increase/Decrease per Line Item Expense by Sex

(2) Phone charges

Regarding phone charges among average expenses for men and women by category, mobile telephone charges had the highest growth rate while telephone charges decreased the second fastest after automobiles. Seen by the average amount spent in the one month from October to November 2004, mobile telephone charges of ¥3,512 exceeded telephone charges of ¥2,725. Looking here at phone fee expenses by age range, mobile telephone charges were highest for those under 30 years old and it can be seen that they tended to decrease with each higher age group and were lowest for those 70 years or older. On the other hand, fixed phone tolls tended to become higher the older the age group, with the highest costs for those in their 60s, followed by the 70 years or older range. Compared to telephone charges, mobile telephone charges were higher for all age groups under 50 years old. Mobile telephone charges increased in every age range compared to 1999 and the rate of increase was broadly higher the older the age group, at 120.0% for those under 30 years old and 718.3% for those 70 years or older. On the other hand, telephone charges decreased in all age groups and the rate of decrease was generally higher the lower the age group, at -76.3% for those under 30 years old and -13.2% for those 70 years or older. (Figure II-1)

Figure II-1 All Households’ Phone Charges by Age

Figure II-1 All Households’ Phone Charges by Age

III. Type of Purchase Place

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