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, May 2019 [1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Expenditure category Relative
importance
Apr.
2019
Unadjusted indexes Unadjusted percent change Seasonally adjusted percent change
May
2018
Apr.
2019
May
2019
May
2018-
May
2019
Apr.
2019-
May
2019
Feb.
2019-
Mar.
2019
Mar.
2019-
Apr.
2019
Apr.
2019-
May
2019

All items

100.000 251.588 255.548 256.092 1.8 0.2 0.4 0.3 0.1

Food

13.244 253.098 257.708 258.110 2.0 0.2 0.3 -0.1 0.3

Food at home

7.220 239.287 241.878 242.145 1.2 0.1 0.4 -0.5 0.3

Cereals and bakery products

0.953 271.910 276.640 277.795 2.2 0.4 0.3 -0.1 0.4

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

1.582 249.449 249.203 250.356 0.4 0.5 -0.2 -0.2 0.8

Dairy and related products

0.720 215.659 217.510 217.841 1.0 0.2 0.6 0.1 0.7

Fruits and vegetables

1.286 297.211 303.503 302.352 1.7 -0.4 1.6 -0.9 -0.8

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials

0.866 166.401 170.727 171.260 2.9 0.3 0.0 -0.9 1.2

Other food at home

1.813 210.159 211.078 210.815 0.3 -0.1 0.1 -0.6 0.0

Food away from home(1)

6.025 275.307 282.798 283.394 2.9 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.2

Energy

7.805 226.810 222.499 225.773 -0.5 1.5 3.5 2.9 -0.6

Energy commodities

4.502 260.020 253.547 259.310 -0.3 2.3 6.2 5.4 -0.4

Fuel oil

0.114 292.165 291.424 289.711 -0.8 -0.6 2.1 1.3 -0.3

Motor fuel

4.316 256.175 249.550 255.584 -0.2 2.4 6.4 5.6 -0.5

Gasoline (all types)

4.227 255.096 248.499 254.551 -0.2 2.4 6.5 5.7 -0.5

Energy services

3.303 203.553 201.341 202.101 -0.7 0.4 0.3 -0.1 -0.8

Electricity

2.561 212.646 210.525 212.326 -0.2 0.9 0.4 0.0 -0.8

Utility (piped) gas service

0.741 173.420 171.004 168.826 -2.6 -1.3 -0.1 -0.8 -1.0

All items less food and energy

78.951 257.469 262.332 262.590 2.0 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1

Commodities less food and energy commodities

19.444 144.745 144.851 144.457 -0.2 -0.3 -0.2 -0.3 -0.1

Apparel

3.030 128.362 125.542 124.429 -3.1 -0.9 -1.9 -0.8 0.0

New vehicles

3.704 146.349 147.840 147.659 0.9 -0.1 0.4 0.1 0.1

Used cars and trucks

2.391 138.506 140.458 138.888 0.3 -1.1 -0.4 -1.3 -1.4

Medical care commodities

1.692 383.734 381.256 381.066 -0.7 0.0 0.4 0.9 -0.4

Alcoholic beverages

0.959 248.126 251.758 252.101 1.6 0.1 -0.1 -0.2 0.4

Tobacco and smoking products

0.663 1,059.665 1,105.201 1,108.299 4.6 0.3 1.6 -0.1 0.4

Services less energy services

59.507 327.298 335.468 336.204 2.7 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.2

Shelter

33.182 306.913 316.263 317.188 3.3 0.3 0.4 0.4 0.2

Rent of primary residence

7.902 317.490 328.678 329.333 3.7 0.2 0.4 0.4 0.2

Owners' equivalent rent of residences(2)

23.898 313.656 323.426 324.143 3.3 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.3

Medical care services

6.947 517.220 529.371 531.566 2.8 0.4 0.3 0.2 0.5

Physicians' services

1.713 381.309 382.150 382.436 0.3 0.1 -0.4 0.2 0.1

Hospital services(3)

2.302 331.651 335.198 335.966 1.3 0.2 0.3 -0.5 0.5

Transportation services

5.925 322.966 325.114 326.397 1.1 0.4 0.0 0.1 0.1

Motor vehicle maintenance and repair(1)

1.130 284.851 295.266 294.586 3.4 -0.2 0.8 0.4 -0.2

Motor vehicle insurance

2.364 564.445 570.492 568.301 0.7 -0.4 -0.1 -0.2 -0.4

Airline fares

0.702 280.804 268.767 283.275 0.9 5.4 -0.6 -0.1 2.0

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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