Table 4. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): Selected areas, all items index

Table 4. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): Selected areas, all items index, March 2014
[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Area Pricing
Schedule(1)
Percent change to Mar. 2014 from: Percent change to Feb. 2014 from:
Mar.
2013
Jan.
2014
Feb.
2014
Feb.
2013
Dec.
2013
Jan.
2014

U.S. city average

M

1.5 1.0 0.6 1.1 0.7 0.4

Region and area size(2)

Northeast urban

M

1.5 0.5 0.5 1.0 0.7 0.1

Size A - More than 1,500,000

M

1.3 0.4 0.4 1.0 0.6 0.0

Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000(3)

M

1.9 1.0 0.7 1.0 0.9 0.3

Midwest urban

M

1.5 1.5 0.9 0.9 1.0 0.6

Size A - More than 1,500,000

M

1.5 1.5 1.0 0.7 1.0 0.5

Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000(3)

M

1.5 1.5 0.8 1.0 1.1 0.6

Size D - Nonmetropolitan (less than 50,000)

M

1.5 1.2 0.7 0.9 0.9 0.5

South urban

M

1.5 1.1 0.6 1.2 0.7 0.4

Size A - More than 1,500,000

M

1.8 0.9 0.6 1.5 0.7 0.4

Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000(3)

M

1.4 1.1 0.6 1.1 0.7 0.5

Size D - Nonmetropolitan (less than 50,000)

M

1.6 1.6 0.9 1.1 1.1 0.6

West urban

M

1.5 1.0 0.6 1.3 0.6 0.4

Size A - More than 1,500,000

M

1.7 1.1 0.6 1.4 0.8 0.5

Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000(3)

M

0.9 0.6 0.5 0.7 0.3 0.1

Size classes

A(4)

M

1.6 0.9 0.6 1.2 0.8 0.3

B/C(3)

M

1.4 1.1 0.6 1.0 0.7 0.4

D

M

1.8 1.4 0.8 1.3 0.9 0.5

Selected local areas(5)

Chicago-Gary-Kenosha, IL-IN-WI

M

1.9 1.7 1.1 0.7 1.5 0.5

Los Angeles-Riverside-Orange County, CA

M

1.0 1.1 0.6 0.5 1.0 0.5

New York-Northern N.J.-Long Island, NY-NJ-CT-PA

M

1.3 0.1 0.4 1.1 0.7 -0.2

Boston-Brockton-Nashua, MA-NH-ME-CT

1

1.7 0.7        

Cleveland-Akron, OH

1

1.9 1.6        

Dallas-Fort Worth, TX

1

1.0 1.1        

Washington-Baltimore, DC-MD-VA-WV(6)

1

1.6 0.6        

Atlanta, GA

2

      1.8 1.3  

Detroit-Ann Arbor-Flint, MI

2

      0.7 1.1  

Houston-Galveston-Brazoria, TX

2

      2.9 0.9  

Miami-Fort Lauderdale, FL

2

      1.6 1.2  

Philadelphia-Wilmington-Atlantic City, PA-NJ-DE-MD

2

      1.0 0.5  

San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, CA

2

      2.4 1.2  

Seattle-Tacoma-Bremerton, WA

2

      1.2 0.7  

Footnotes
(1) Foods, fuels, and several other items are priced every month in all areas. Most other goods and services are priced as indicated: M - Every month. 1 - January, March, May, July, September, and November. 2 - February, April, June, August, October, and December.
(2) Regions defined as the four Census regions.
(3) Indexes on a December 1996=100 base.
(4) Indexes on a December 1986=100 base.
(5) In addition, the following metropolitan areas are published semiannually and appear in Tables 34 and 39 of the January and July issues of the CPI Detailed Report: Anchorage, AK; Cincinnati-Hamilton, OH-KY-IN; Denver-Boulder-Greeley, CO; Honolulu, HI; Kansas City, MO-KS; Milwaukee-Racine, WI; Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN-WI; Phoenix-Mesa, AZ; Pittsburgh, PA; Portland-Salem, OR-WA; St. Louis, MO-IL; San Diego, CA; Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL.
(6) Indexes on a November 1996=100 base.

NOTE: Local area indexes are byproducts of the national CPI program. Each local index has a smaller sample size than the national index and is, therefore, subject to substantially more sampling and other measurement error. As a result, local area indexes show greater volatility than the national index, although their long-term trends are similar. Therefore, the Bureau of Labor Statistics strongly urges users to consider adopting the national average CPI for use in their escalator clauses.
NOTE: Index applies to a month as a whole, not to any specific date.

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