Consumer Expenditure Survey data is collected for the Bureau of Labor Statistics by the U.S. Census Bureau. There are two surveys: the quarterly Interview Survey and the Diary Survey. They offer information on the buying habits of American consumers, including data on expenditures, income, and characteristics of consumer units (families and single consumers).
The Consumer Expenditure Survey website contains tables with data for the years 1984 through 2015.
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--Analysis of consumer and industrial markets around the world;
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Inflation, Prices, and Consumer Spending (geographic guide)
Look at the data for the Washington Metropolitan Statistical Area: Consumer Price Index (retail inflation), Average Retail Prices, and Consumer Spending (household expenditures).