New England Consumer Price Index Card

 
Consumer Price Indexes for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U), U.S. city averages and selected areas, not seasonally adjusted
(1982-84=100 unless otherwise noted)
Item U.S. City
Average
Northeast
region
Boston-
Brockton-
Nashua
Mar
2016
Percent change from
Mar
2015
Mar
2016
Percent change from
Mar
2015
Mar
2016
Percent change from
Mar
2015

All Items

238.132 0.9 252.854 0.6 258.587 0.6

All Items (1967 = 100) (1)

713.339   398.168   751.592  

Food and Beverages

247.677 0.8 252.308 0.7 259.267 1.9

Food

247.978 0.8 252.236 0.6 259.861 2.0

Food at home

240.329 -0.5 246.278 -0.8 248.541 0.7

Food away from home

260.883 2.7 264.313 2.7 278.988 4.2

Alcoholic beverages

242.230 1.2 252.050 1.3 257.191 1.6

Housing

241.485 2.1 267.159 1.2 260.950 0.8

Shelter

285.196 3.2 330.202 2.5 308.698 3.0

Rent of primary residence (2)

293.489 3.7 332.072 3.0 318.623 3.0

Owners' equivalent rent of residences (2) (3)

292.080 3.1 342.247 2.7 329.827 3.2

Owners' equivalent rent of primary residence (2) (3)

292.039 3.1 341.976 2.7 329.827 3.2

Fuels and utilities

223.918 -2.6 206.830 -6.4 247.654 -12.5

Household energy

186.198 -4.5 182.209 -8.2 207.176 -14.6

Energy services (2) (4)

191.203 -3.3 186.299 -3.9 224.559 -9.0

Electricity (2)

202.487 -1.7 197.366 -3.1 253.078 -9.1

Utility (piped) gas service (2)

154.822 -9.2 149.653 -6.2 167.091 -8.2

Household furnishings and operations

122.389 -0.3 122.791 -1.2 129.837 -0.7

Apparel

127.427 -0.6 132.779 -0.8 141.606 -8.5

Transportation

191.257 -4.1 190.762 -4.0 179.643 -4.1

Private transportation

185.706 -4.4 181.751 -4.6 177.985 -4.3

Motor fuel

171.050 -21.1 161.526 -21.9 164.693 -20.3

Gasoline

170.356 -20.9 160.807 -21.8 162.807 -20.3

Medical Care

458.620 3.3 479.701 2.9 632.357 6.0

Recreation (5)

117.071 1.1 121.334 0.6 117.577 1.3

Education and Communication (5)

139.279 1.2 141.145 2.5 156.459 3.9

Other Goods and Services

420.632 2.0 459.605 3.3 448.359 1.0

Energy

179.017 -12.6 174.204 -13.8 187.218 -16.9

Footnotes
(1) For the Northeast, December 1977 = 100.
(2) This index series was calculated using a Laspeyres estimator. All other item stratum index series converted to a geometric means estimator in January, 1999.
(3) Index is on a December 1982=100 base.
(4) This index series was formerly titled Gas (piped) and electricity.
(5) Indexes are on a December 1997=100 base.

Northeast region includes the states of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

Boston-Brockton-Nashua includes the PMSAs of Boston, Brockton, Fitchburg-Leominster, Lawrence, Lowell, Manchester, Nashua, New Bedford, Portsmouth-Rochester, and Worcester.

 

Consumer Price Indexes for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W), U.S. city averages and selected areas, not seasonally adjusted
(1982-84=100 unless otherwise noted)
Item U.S. City
Average
Northeast
region
Boston-
Brockton-
Nashua
Mar
2016
Percent change from
Mar
2015
Mar
2016
Percent change from
Mar
2015
Mar
2016
Percent change from
Mar
2015

All Items

232.209 0.5 248.968 0.3 257.184 0.1

All Items (1967 = 100) (1)

691.681   388.874   743.355  

Food and Beverages

246.965 0.7 251.006 0.6 255.685 1.7

Food

246.994 0.7 250.847 0.5 256.517 1.8

Food at home

239.395 -0.6 244.687 -1.0 241.934 0.4

Food away from home

261.158 2.7 265.015 3.0 285.107 4.6

Alcoholic beverages

245.444 1.5 251.794 1.5 244.838 1.1

Housing

237.658 2.0 264.943 1.2 265.557 0.7

Shelter

278.273 3.2 326.574 2.7 313.039 2.9

Rent of primary residence (2)

290.639 3.6 327.536 3.0 318.623 3.0

Owners' equivalent rent of residences (2) (3)

263.907 3.0 301.321 2.7 289.861 3.2

Owners' equivalent rent of primary residence (2) (3)

263.893 3.0 301.343 2.7 289.861 3.2

Fuels and utilities

222.825 -2.5 208.294 -5.7 250.909 -10.7

Household energy

185.031 -4.3 183.661 -7.3 209.635 -12.2

Energy services (2) (4)

190.267 -3.4 186.789 -3.9 222.686 -9.1

Electricity (2)

199.896 -1.9 198.614 -2.8 253.079 -9.1

Utility (piped) gas service (2)

154.355 -9.4 148.799 -7.0 167.096 -8.2

Household furnishings and operations

117.413 -0.7 115.397 -1.5 133.403 -0.7

Apparel

127.258 -0.2 132.728 -0.7 143.880 -11.2

Transportation

188.877 -4.7 190.898 -4.4 182.719 -4.4

Private transportation

184.761 -5.0 183.383 -5.0 179.963 -4.6

Motor fuel

171.793 -21.1 161.613 -22.0 164.693 -20.3

Gasoline

171.178 -20.9 160.955 -21.8 162.810 -20.3

Medical Care

462.462 3.5 478.590 3.2 626.545 6.5

Recreation (5)

112.911 0.9 121.789 0.3 115.015 -1.1

Education and Communication (5)

130.228 0.9 130.426 2.0 142.472 3.5

Other Goods and Services

456.412 2.2 524.492 3.2 523.252 1.5

Energy

177.630 -13.1 173.643 -13.8 186.053 -15.4

Footnotes
(1) For the Northeast, December 1977 = 100.
(2) This index series was calculated using a Laspeyres estimator. All other item stratum index series converted to a geometric means estimator in January, 1999.
(3) Index is on a December 1982=100 base.
(4) This index series was formerly titled Gas (piped) and electricity.
(5) Indexes are on a December 1997=100 base.

Northeast region includes the states of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

Boston-Brockton-Nashua includes the PMSAs of Boston, Brockton, Fitchburg-Leominster, Lawrence, Lowell, Manchester, Nashua, New Bedford, Portsmouth-Rochester, and Worcester.