Table 4. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): Selected areas, all items index

Table 4. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): Selected areas, all items index, March 2018 [1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Area Pricing
Schedule(1)
Percent change to Mar. 2018 from: Percent change to Feb. 2018 from:
Mar.
2017
Jan.
2018
Feb.
2018
Feb.
2017
Dec.
2017
Jan.
2018

U.S. city average

M

2.4 0.7 0.2 2.2 1.0 0.5

Region and area size(2)

Northeast

M

2.0 0.5 0.1 1.7 0.9 0.4

Northeast - Size Class A

M

1.9 0.6 0.1 1.7 0.9 0.5

Northeast - Size Class B/C(3)

M

2.1 0.5 0.1 1.8 1.0 0.3

New England(4)

M

  0.7 0.3   1.1 0.4

Middle Atlantic(4)

M

  0.5 0.0   0.9 0.4

Midwest

M

1.8 0.4 0.2 1.7 0.9 0.2

Midwest - Size Class A

M

1.8 0.3 0.2 1.7 0.7 0.1

Midwest - Size Class B/C(3)

M

1.4 0.5 0.2 1.2 1.0 0.3

East North Central(4)

M

  0.2 0.1   0.8 0.1

West North Central(4)

M

  0.8 0.3   1.0 0.5

South

M

2.3 0.8 0.2 2.1 1.1 0.6

South - Size Class A

M

2.6 0.8 0.0 2.7 1.2 0.8

South - Size Class B/C(3)

M

2.1 0.7 0.3 1.9 1.1 0.4

South Atlantic(4)

M

  0.9 0.3   1.3 0.6

East South Central(4)

M

  0.8 0.3   1.0 0.4

West South Central(4)

M

  0.5 -0.1   0.8 0.5

West

M

3.2 0.9 0.4 3.1 1.0 0.5

West - Size Class A

M

3.5 1.0 0.4 3.4 1.2 0.6

West - Size Class B/C(3)

M

2.6 0.8 0.3 2.5 0.9 0.4

Mountain(4)

M

  0.7 0.3   0.9 0.5

Pacific(4)

M

  1.0 0.4   1.1 0.5

Size classes

Size Class A(5)

M

2.5 0.7 0.2 2.4 1.0 0.5

Size Class B/C(3)

M

2.1 0.6 0.3 1.8 1.0 0.4

Selected local areas

Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

M

1.8 0.1 0.0 1.6 0.9 0.0

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA

M

3.8 1.1 0.4 3.6 1.5 0.7

New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA

M

1.7 0.5 0.0 1.7 1.0 0.5

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA

2

      3.3 1.2  

Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD(6)

2

        1.0  

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI

2

      2.1 0.3  

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX

2

      2.6 1.4  

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL

2

      3.2 2.6  

Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD

2

      0.5 0.4  

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ(7)

2

        1.8  

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA

2

      3.6 1.4  

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA

2

      3.3 0.8  

St. Louis, MO-IL

2

        0.8  

Urban Alaska

2

        0.6  

Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH

1

3.6 0.9        

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

1

2.9 0.5        

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO

1

  0.3        

Minneapolis-St.Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI

1

  0.5        

Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA(4)

1

  1.0        

San Diego-Carlsbad, CA

1

  0.9        

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL(8)

1

  0.6        

Urban Hawaii

1

  0.5        

Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV(6)

1

1.8 -0.1        

Footnotes
(1) Foods, fuels, and several other items are priced every month in all areas. Most other goods and services are priced as indicated: M - Every month. 1 - January, March, May, July, September, and November. 2 - February, April, June, August, October, and December.
(2) Regions defined as the four Census regions.
(3) Indexes on a December 1996=100 base.
(4) Indexes on a December 2017=100 base.
(5) Indexes on a December 1986=100 base.
(6) 1998 - 2017 indexes based on substantially smaller sample.
(7) Indexes on a December 2001=100 base.
(8) Indexes on a 1987=100 base.

NOTE: Local area indexes are byproducts of the national CPI program. Each local index has a smaller sample size than the national index and is, therefore, subject to substantially more sampling and other measurement error. As a result, local area indexes show greater volatility than the national index, although their long-term trends are similar. Therefore, the Bureau of Labor Statistics strongly urges users to consider adopting the national average CPI for use in their escalator clauses.
NOTE: Index applies to a month as a whole, not to any specific date.

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Last Modified Date: April 11, 2018