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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, October 2020 [1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Expenditure category Relative
importance
Sep.
2020
Unadjusted indexes Unadjusted percent change Seasonally adjusted percent change
Oct.
2019
Sep.
2020
Oct.
2020
Oct.
2019-
Oct.
2020
Sep.
2020-
Oct.
2020
Jul.
2020-
Aug.
2020
Aug.
2020-
Sep.
2020
Sep.
2020-
Oct.
2020

All items

100.000 257.346 260.280 260.388 1.2 0.0 0.4 0.2 0.0

Food

14.084 259.632 269.163 269.828 3.9 0.2 0.1 0.0 0.2

Food at home

7.781 242.340 251.369 251.937 4.0 0.2 -0.1 -0.4 0.1

Cereals and bakery products

1.004 276.470 284.416 284.740 3.0 0.1 -0.2 0.0 0.3

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

1.743 250.592 265.386 265.796 6.1 0.2 -1.7 -0.4 0.4

Dairy and related products

0.789 220.738 230.656 229.155 3.8 -0.7 1.5 -0.5 -0.9

Fruits and vegetables

1.341 301.318 306.249 309.071 2.6 0.9 0.2 -0.4 0.1

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials

0.933 170.842 177.848 178.400 4.4 0.3 0.1 -0.8 -0.1

Other food at home

1.972 211.492 218.358 218.758 3.4 0.2 0.5 -0.6 0.3

Food away from home(1)

6.304 286.791 297.080 297.893 3.9 0.3 0.3 0.6 0.3

Energy

6.182 216.351 198.858 196.458 -9.2 -1.2 0.9 0.8 0.1

Energy commodities

3.034 240.279 199.741 196.835 -18.1 -1.5 2.0 -0.1 -0.5

Fuel oil

0.073 282.534 201.474 202.805 -28.2 0.7 3.9 -5.3 -0.3

Motor fuel

2.903 236.346 196.756 193.647 -18.1 -1.6 2.0 0.1 -0.6

Gasoline (all types)

2.841 235.168 195.888 192.792 -18.0 -1.6 2.0 0.1 -0.5

Energy services

3.148 202.556 207.454 205.445 1.4 -1.0 -0.2 1.6 0.8

Electricity

2.472 212.829 218.395 215.570 1.3 -1.3 -0.2 0.9 1.2

Utility (piped) gas service

0.676 169.138 171.873 172.255 1.8 0.2 -0.2 4.2 -0.7

All items less food and energy

79.734 265.059 269.054 269.328 1.6 0.1 0.4 0.2 0.0

Commodities less food and energy commodities

20.323 144.577 146.096 146.261 1.2 0.1 1.0 0.8 -0.2

Apparel

2.780 126.154 119.354 119.172 -5.5 -0.2 0.6 -0.5 -1.2

New vehicles

3.716 145.726 147.361 147.956 1.5 0.4 0.0 0.3 0.4

Used cars and trucks

2.788 138.407 152.887 154.381 11.5 1.0 5.4 6.7 -0.1

Medical care commodities

1.603 383.498 383.031 380.371 -0.8 -0.7 -0.1 0.0 -0.8

Alcoholic beverages

1.032 253.207 257.730 258.936 2.3 0.5 0.3 -0.2 0.3

Tobacco and smoking products

0.601 1,134.550 1,183.975 1,186.127 4.5 0.2 0.4 0.4 -0.2

Services less energy services

59.411 340.302 345.880 346.220 1.7 0.1 0.2 0.0 0.1

Shelter

33.281 320.762 327.116 327.273 2.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1

Rent of primary residence

7.833 334.680 342.910 343.615 2.7 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.2

Owners' equivalent rent of residences(2)

24.166 328.762 336.095 336.965 2.5 0.3 0.1 0.1 0.2

Medical care services

7.337 545.652 567.525 565.999 3.7 -0.3 0.1 0.0 -0.3

Physicians' services

1.822 384.901 392.474 392.099 1.9 -0.1 0.1 -0.3 0.0

Hospital services(3)

2.222 344.363 355.129 354.289 2.9 -0.2 0.1 0.6 -0.6

Transportation services

5.066 326.582 308.143 309.965 -5.1 0.6 0.0 -0.9 0.1

Motor vehicle maintenance and repair(1)

1.093 298.925 308.198 308.569 3.2 0.1 0.6 0.2 0.1

Motor vehicle insurance

1.585 571.975 540.491 531.217 -7.1 -1.7 0.5 -3.5 -2.3

Airline fares

0.607 269.871 197.424 215.993 -20.0 9.4 1.2 -2.0 6.3

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: November 12, 2020