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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, May 2020 [1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Expenditure category Relative
importance
Apr.
2020
Unadjusted indexes Unadjusted percent change Seasonally adjusted percent change
May
2019
Apr.
2020
May
2020
May
2019-
May
2020
Apr.
2020-
May
2020
Feb.
2020-
Mar.
2020
Mar.
2020-
Apr.
2020
Apr.
2020-
May
2020

All items

100.000 256.092 256.389 256.394 0.1 0.0 -0.4 -0.8 -0.1

Food

14.170 258.110 266.757 268.439 4.0 0.6 0.3 1.5 0.7

Food at home

7.910 242.145 251.717 253.827 4.8 0.8 0.5 2.6 1.0

Cereals and bakery products

1.022 277.795 285.160 284.937 2.6 -0.1 0.1 2.9 -0.2

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

1.775 250.356 266.263 275.405 10.0 3.4 0.1 4.3 3.7

Dairy and related products

0.794 217.841 228.755 230.166 5.7 0.6 0.6 1.5 1.0

Fruits and vegetables

1.355 302.352 304.809 306.798 1.5 0.7 0.8 1.5 0.5

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials

0.954 171.260 179.235 178.234 4.1 -0.6 0.9 2.9 0.0

Other food at home

2.010 210.815 219.233 218.988 3.9 -0.1 0.6 1.9 0.0

Food away from home(1)

6.260 283.394 290.639 291.709 2.9 0.4 0.2 0.1 0.4

Energy

5.777 225.773 183.081 183.076 -18.9 0.0 -5.8 -10.1 -1.8

Energy commodities

2.683 259.310 174.001 173.138 -33.2 -0.5 -10.4 -20.0 -3.5

Fuel oil

0.072 289.711 194.716 180.999 -37.5 -7.0 -13.7 -15.6 -6.3

Motor fuel

2.552 255.584 170.378 169.882 -33.5 -0.3 -10.4 -20.4 -3.5

Gasoline (all types)

2.486 254.551 168.891 168.528 -33.8 -0.2 -10.5 -20.6 -3.5

Energy services

3.095 202.101 200.899 201.752 -0.2 0.4 -0.5 0.1 -0.5

Electricity

2.425 212.326 211.040 211.988 -0.2 0.4 -0.2 0.1 -0.8

Utility (piped) gas service

0.669 168.826 167.751 168.316 -0.3 0.3 -1.4 0.2 0.8

All items less food and energy

80.052 262.590 266.089 265.799 1.2 -0.1 -0.1 -0.4 -0.1

Commodities less food and energy commodities

20.281 144.457 143.613 142.964 -1.0 -0.5 -0.3 -0.7 -0.2

Apparel

2.799 124.429 118.394 114.582 -7.9 -3.2 -2.0 -4.7 -2.3

New vehicles

3.763 147.659 147.007 147.222 -0.3 0.1 -0.4 0.0 0.3

Used cars and trucks

2.581 138.888 139.411 138.383 -0.4 -0.7 0.8 -0.4 -0.4

Medical care commodities

1.631 381.066 383.911 384.304 0.8 0.1 0.0 -0.1 0.1

Alcoholic beverages

1.042 252.101 256.423 257.713 2.2 0.5 0.5 0.3 0.8

Tobacco and smoking products

0.597 1,108.299 1,159.847 1,156.179 4.3 -0.3 1.0 -0.4 -0.2

Services less energy services

59.771 336.204 342.776 342.801 2.0 0.0 0.0 -0.4 0.0

Shelter

33.518 317.188 324.522 325.265 2.5 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.2

Rent of primary residence

7.887 329.333 340.135 340.811 3.5 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.3

Owners' equivalent rent of residences(2)

24.333 324.143 333.358 334.052 3.1 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.3

Medical care services

7.350 531.566 559.994 562.701 5.9 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.6

Physicians' services

1.823 382.436 386.862 389.329 1.8 0.6 0.3 -0.1 0.7

Hospital services(3)

2.241 335.966 352.676 352.287 4.9 -0.1 0.4 0.5 0.1

Transportation services

5.128 326.397 307.250 297.882 -8.7 -3.0 -1.9 -4.7 -3.6

Motor vehicle maintenance and repair(1)

1.096 294.586 304.376 305.574 3.7 0.4 0.6 0.1 0.4

Motor vehicle insurance

1.592 568.301 534.842 486.761 -14.3 -9.0 0.6 -7.2 -8.9

Airline fares

0.635 283.275 203.342 201.649 -28.8 -0.8 -12.6 -15.2 -4.9

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: June 10, 2020