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Table 1. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U. S. city average, by expenditure category

Table 1. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, by expenditure category, December 2019 [1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Expenditure category Relative
importance
Nov.
2019
Unadjusted indexes Unadjusted percent change Seasonally adjusted percent change
Dec.
2018
Nov.
2019
Dec.
2019
Dec.
2018-
Dec.
2019
Nov.
2019-
Dec.
2019
Sep.
2019-
Oct.
2019
Oct.
2019-
Nov.
2019
Nov.
2019-
Dec.
2019

All items

100.000 251.233 257.208 256.974 2.3 -0.1 0.4 0.3 0.2

Food

13.249 255.210 259.467 259.823 1.8 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.2

Food at home

7.169 239.989 241.726 241.750 0.7 0.0 0.3 0.1 0.1

Cereals and bakery products

0.946 274.321 276.166 275.036 0.3 -0.4 -0.1 0.1 -0.4

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

1.580 247.327 250.491 252.893 2.3 1.0 0.6 0.3 1.3

Dairy and related products

0.728 216.652 221.515 221.924 2.4 0.2 0.1 0.6 0.0

Fruits and vegetables

1.252 301.134 297.472 297.105 -1.3 -0.1 0.9 -0.7 -0.3

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials

0.860 168.339 170.675 170.006 1.0 -0.4 -0.3 0.6 -0.4

Other food at home

1.802 209.739 211.250 210.432 0.3 -0.4 0.2 0.0 -0.3

Food away from home(1)

6.080 279.419 287.255 288.078 3.1 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.3

Energy

7.481 205.905 214.636 212.982 3.4 -0.8 2.7 0.8 1.4

Energy commodities

4.199 218.497 237.972 234.651 7.4 -1.4 3.5 1.1 2.8

Fuel oil

0.110 276.103 284.797 288.766 4.6 1.4 0.8 1.4 1.6

Motor fuel

4.019 213.838 233.851 230.189 7.6 -1.6 3.6 1.1 2.8

Gasoline (all types)

3.931 212.152 232.575 228.857 7.9 -1.6 3.7 1.1 2.8

Energy services

3.282 203.800 201.387 201.446 -1.2 0.0 1.8 0.4 -0.3

Electricity

2.543 210.637 210.365 209.725 -0.4 -0.3 1.6 0.3 -0.5

Utility (piped) gas service

0.739 179.999 171.629 173.652 -3.5 1.2 2.4 1.1 0.3

All items less food and energy

79.271 259.083 265.108 264.935 2.3 -0.1 0.2 0.2 0.1

Commodities less food and energy commodities

19.167 142.840 143.722 142.920 0.1 -0.6 -0.1 0.0 0.0

Apparel

2.949 120.526 122.986 119.111 -1.2 -3.2 -1.8 0.1 0.4

New vehicles

3.627 146.126 145.728 146.220 0.1 0.3 -0.2 -0.1 0.1

Used cars and trucks

2.324 138.069 137.407 137.125 -0.7 -0.2 1.3 0.6 -0.8

Medical care commodities

1.689 378.190 383.025 387.533 2.5 1.2 1.2 0.1 1.5

Alcoholic beverages

0.955 251.131 252.463 252.361 0.5 0.0 -0.3 -0.3 0.1

Tobacco and smoking products

0.682 1,082.248 1,142.857 1,141.600 5.5 -0.1 -0.4 0.8 0.2

Services less energy services

60.103 331.478 341.032 341.347 3.0 0.1 0.2 0.3 0.2

Shelter

33.489 311.652 321.267 321.766 3.2 0.2 0.1 0.3 0.2

Rent of primary residence

8.022 324.815 335.819 336.789 3.7 0.3 0.1 0.3 0.2

Owners' equivalent rent of residences(2)

24.207 320.038 329.745 330.527 3.3 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2

Medical care services

7.141 522.506 547.735 549.077 5.1 0.2 0.9 0.4 0.4

Physicians' services

1.714 379.885 385.010 385.092 1.4 0.0 0.2 0.1 0.1

Hospital services(3)

2.356 334.964 345.227 344.933 3.0 -0.1 1.4 0.3 0.2

Transportation services

5.916 322.317 326.686 324.209 0.6 -0.8 0.1 0.0 -0.3

Motor vehicle maintenance and repair(1)

1.138 289.705 299.260 299.614 3.4 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.1

Motor vehicle insurance

2.355 572.824 571.987 572.979 0.0 0.2 0.0 -0.2 0.2

Airline fares

0.698 248.290 268.994 252.411 1.7 -6.2 -0.4 -0.9 -1.6

Footnotes
(1) Not seasonally adjusted.
(2) Indexes on a December 1982=100 base.
(3) Indexes on a December 1996=100 base.

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Last Modified Date: January 14, 2020