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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, March 2021 [1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Expenditure category Relative
importance
Feb.
2021
Unadjusted indexes Unadjusted percent change Seasonally adjusted percent change
Mar.
2020
Feb.
2021
Mar.
2021
Mar.
2020-
Mar.
2021
Feb.
2021-
Mar.
2021
Dec.
2020-
Jan.
2021
Jan.
2021-
Feb.
2021
Feb.
2021-
Mar.
2021

All items

100.000 258.115 263.014 264.877 2.6 0.7 0.3 0.4 0.6

Food

14.052 262.708 271.363 271.812 3.5 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.1

Food at home

7.741 245.163 252.716 253.231 3.3 0.2 -0.1 0.3 0.1

Cereals and bakery products

0.993 277.646 284.095 284.746 2.6 0.2 -0.8 0.5 -0.1

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

1.733 254.724 266.606 268.457 5.4 0.7 0.5 0.3 0.1

Dairy and related products

0.780 225.627 230.452 229.249 1.6 -0.5 -0.4 -0.2 -0.5

Fruits and vegetables

1.343 299.641 309.993 311.168 3.8 0.4 -0.2 0.7 1.0

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials

0.935 174.454 180.202 180.018 3.2 -0.1 0.1 -0.1 -0.2

Other food at home

1.958 214.565 219.110 219.263 2.2 0.1 -0.3 0.1 0.0

Food away from home(1)

6.311 290.216 300.540 300.897 3.7 0.1 0.3 0.1 0.1

Energy

6.561 199.573 213.277 225.861 13.2 5.9 3.5 3.9 5.0

Energy commodities

3.418 207.215 227.412 252.840 22.0 11.2 7.3 6.6 8.9

Fuel oil(1)

0.096 229.794 267.613 276.100 20.2 3.2 5.4 9.9 3.2

Motor fuel

3.251 203.512 222.667 248.681 22.2 11.7 7.4 6.4 9.1

Gasoline (all types)

3.181 202.205 221.689 247.652 22.5 11.7 7.4 6.4 9.1

Energy services

3.143 201.439 209.296 209.623 4.1 0.2 -0.3 0.9 0.6

Electricity

2.431 211.332 216.998 216.528 2.5 -0.2 -0.2 0.7 0.0

Utility (piped) gas service

0.712 168.994 183.006 185.624 9.8 1.4 -0.4 1.6 2.5

All items less food and energy

79.387 267.312 270.696 271.713 1.6 0.4 0.0 0.1 0.3

Commodities less food and energy commodities

20.172 144.718 146.532 147.160 1.7 0.4 0.1 -0.2 0.1

Apparel

2.766 123.815 119.998 120.746 -2.5 0.6 2.2 -0.7 -0.3

New vehicles

3.731 147.124 149.515 149.321 1.5 -0.1 -0.5 0.0 0.0

Used cars and trucks

2.711 140.689 150.221 153.873 9.4 2.4 -0.9 -0.9 0.5

Medical care commodities(1)

1.553 384.498 374.905 375.111 -2.4 0.1 -0.1 -0.7 0.1

Alcoholic beverages

1.030 255.660 260.011 260.652 2.0 0.2 -0.1 -0.1 0.3

Tobacco and smoking products(1)

0.617 1,162.660 1,228.750 1,236.352 6.3 0.6 1.8 0.6 0.6

Services less energy services

59.215 343.990 348.361 349.607 1.6 0.4 0.0 0.2 0.4

Shelter

33.125 324.615 329.005 330.122 1.7 0.3 0.1 0.2 0.3

Rent of primary residence

7.804 339.519 345.242 345.717 1.8 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.2

Owners' equivalent rent of residences(2)

24.115 332.864 338.918 339.565 2.0 0.2 0.1 0.3 0.2

Medical care services

7.323 557.889 572.378 573.009 2.7 0.1 0.5 0.5 0.1

Physicians' services(1)

1.865 386.483 405.897 407.048 5.3 0.3 1.6 2.0 0.3

Hospital services(3)

2.227 351.350 359.521 361.468 2.9 0.5 0.3 -0.1 0.6

Transportation services

5.095 321.610 313.160 316.345 -1.6 1.0 -0.3 -0.1 1.8

Motor vehicle maintenance and repair(1)

1.094 304.131 311.627 314.660 3.5 1.0 0.2 0.3 1.0

Motor vehicle insurance

1.626 579.462 560.386 565.166 -2.5 0.9 1.6 0.7 3.3

Airline fares

0.600 232.113 197.204 197.134 -15.1 0.0 -3.2 -5.1 0.4

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: April 13, 2021