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Table 7. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, by expenditure category, 12-month analysis table

Table 7. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, by expenditure category, October 2021, 12-month analysis table [1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Expenditure category Relative
importance
Sep.
2021
Twelve Month
Unadjusted percent change
Oct. 2020-
Oct. 2021
Unadjusted effect on All Items
Oct. 2020-
Oct. 2021(1)
Standard error, median price change(2) Largest (L) or Smallest (S) unadjusted change since:(3)
Date Percent change

All items

100.000 6.2   0.09 L-Nov. 1990 6.3

Food

13.977 5.3 0.752 0.16 L-Jan. 2009 5.3

Food at home

7.716 5.4 0.419 0.24 L-Jun. 2020 5.6

Cereals and bakery products

0.979 3.5 0.035 0.52 L-May 2012 3.7

Cereals and cereal products

0.296 3.1 0.009 0.79 L-Dec. 2020 3.5

Flour and prepared flour mixes

0.042 5.0 0.002 1.47 L-Jul. 2012 5.0

Breakfast cereal

0.136 4.3 0.006 1.30 L-Feb. 2012 4.5

Rice, pasta, cornmeal

0.119 1.0 0.001 1.30 L-Mar. 2021 2.1

Rice(4)(5)

  0.7   1.80 L-Mar. 2021 3.8

Bakery products

0.682 3.6 0.025 0.68 L-Apr. 2020 3.8

Bread(4)

0.194 2.3 0.005 1.23 L-Mar. 2021 2.3

White bread(5)

  1.3   1.35 S-Aug. 2021 -1.3

Bread other than white(5)

  3.2   1.27 L-Feb. 2021 3.4

Fresh biscuits, rolls, muffins(4)

0.100 4.8 0.005 1.53 L-Feb. 2021 5.2

Cakes, cupcakes, and cookies

0.174 2.7 0.005 1.06 S-Jul. 2021 2.4

Cookies(5)

  -0.2   1.36 S-Jun. 2021 -0.6

Fresh cakes and cupcakes(5)

  6.6   1.83 L-Apr. 2012 6.8

Other bakery products

0.214 5.2 0.011 1.12 L-Feb. 2012 5.6

Fresh sweetrolls, coffeecakes, doughnuts(5)

  1.5   2.11 S-Aug. 2021 1.2

Crackers, bread, and cracker products(5)

  7.5   1.89 L-Mar. 2009 10.2

Frozen and refrigerated bakery products, pies, tarts, turnovers(5)

  4.1   1.51 L-Apr. 2012 5.1

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

1.827 11.9 0.207 0.50 L-Jun. 2020 12.8

Meats, poultry, and fish

1.725 11.9 0.196 0.51 L-Jun. 2020 12.9

Meats

1.105 14.5 0.150 0.64 L-Jun. 2020 16.7

Beef and veal

0.530 20.1 0.095 0.93 L-Jun. 2020 25.1

Uncooked ground beef

0.183 13.4 0.023 1.27 L-Jul. 2020 15.0

Uncooked beef roasts(4)

0.087 24.9 0.018 2.74 L-Jun. 2020 25.4

Uncooked beef steaks(4)

0.211 24.2 0.044 1.39 L-Jun. 2020 24.4

Uncooked other beef and veal(4)

0.050 21.9 0.010 2.51 L-Jan. 2015 22.5

Pork

0.349 14.1 0.047 1.15 L-Dec. 1990 16.7

Bacon, breakfast sausage, and related products(4)

0.145 15.4 0.021 1.43 L-May 2011 15.7

Bacon and related products(5)

  20.2   1.36 L-May 2011 21.6

Breakfast sausage and related products(4)(5)

  8.3   2.43 L-Nov. 2014 11.6

Ham

0.069 7.1 0.005 3.22 L-Jun. 2020 12.4

Ham, excluding canned(5)

  7.6   3.42 S-Aug. 2021 4.4

Pork chops

0.053 15.9 0.008 2.49 L-Jun. 2020 23.9

Other pork including roasts, steaks, and ribs(4)

0.083 16.9 0.013 2.52 S-Aug. 2021 11.3

Other meats

0.225 3.6 0.008 1.06 L-Mar. 2021 4.2

Frankfurters(5)

  -3.3   2.85 S-Aug. 2021 -6.4

Lunchmeats(4)(5)

  3.1   1.25 L-Mar. 2021 3.6

Poultry

0.340 7.5 0.025 1.09 L-Sep. 2020 7.9

Chicken(4)

0.278 8.8 0.024 1.13 L-Jan. 2008 9.5

Fresh whole chicken(5)

  6.8   2.20 S-Aug. 2021 4.9

Fresh and frozen chicken parts(5)

  10.2   1.56 L-Jan. 2008 10.2

Other uncooked poultry including turkey(4)

0.062 1.7 0.001 3.45 L-Aug. 2021 6.1

Fish and seafood

0.281 7.5 0.021 0.94 L-Sep. 2011 8.1

Fresh fish and seafood(4)

0.146 11.0 0.015 1.53 L-May 2011 11.4

Processed fish and seafood(4)

0.135 4.0 0.005 1.06 L-Jul. 2021 4.7

Shelf stable fish and seafood(5)

  0.5   1.74 L-Jul. 2021 2.0

Frozen fish and seafood(5)

  4.6   1.70 S-Aug. 2021 3.4

Eggs

0.102 11.6 0.011 1.87 S-Aug. 2021 9.9

Dairy and related products

0.753 1.8 0.014 0.62 L-Jul. 2021 1.8

Milk(4)

0.209 4.3 0.009 1.11 L-Jul. 2021 6.2

Fresh whole milk(5)

  5.8   1.99 L-Jul. 2021 8.1

Fresh milk other than whole(4)(5)

  3.8   1.10 L-Jul. 2021 5.1

Cheese and related products

0.250 -0.6 -0.002 0.91 L-Jul. 2021 0.1

Ice cream and related products

0.105 3.5 0.004 1.40 L-Dec. 2020 4.0

Other dairy and related products(4)

0.189 1.2 0.002 1.03 S-Aug. 2021 -0.1

Fruits and vegetables

1.310 3.0 0.040 0.62 - -

Fresh fruits and vegetables

1.029 2.8 0.030 0.76 S-Aug. 2021 2.4

Fresh fruits

0.537 3.9 0.022 1.19 S-Aug. 2021 3.7

Apples

0.078 6.7 0.005 1.95 S-Aug. 2021 5.6

Bananas

0.072 2.9 0.002 1.54 L-Oct. 2018 3.1

Citrus fruits(4)

0.144 3.7 0.005 1.83 L-Aug. 2021 3.9

Oranges, including tangerines(5)

  2.1   2.52 L-Jun. 2021 7.6

Other fresh fruits(4)

0.244 3.6 0.009 1.94 S-Dec. 2020 2.8

Fresh vegetables

0.492 1.7 0.009 0.89 L-Mar. 2021 2.0

Potatoes

0.079 1.7 0.001 2.00 S-Aug. 2021 -1.7

Lettuce

0.062 -0.6 0.000 2.64 S-Apr. 2020 -2.0

Tomatoes

0.078 0.2 0.000 2.33 S-Jul. 2021 -0.8

Other fresh vegetables

0.273 2.7 0.008 1.36 L-Mar. 2021 3.5

Processed fruits and vegetables(4)

0.281 3.5 0.010 0.77 L-Mar. 2021 4.0

Canned fruits and vegetables(4)

0.147 5.3 0.008 1.17 L-Mar. 2019 6.0

Canned fruits(4)(5)

  2.9   1.49 L-Mar. 2021 3.9

Canned vegetables(4)(5)

  6.6   1.67 L-Apr. 2012 8.2

Frozen fruits and vegetables(4)

0.084 1.6 0.001 1.35 L-Apr. 2021 2.1

Frozen vegetables(5)

  -0.3   1.73 L-Aug. 2021 0.1

Other processed fruits and vegetables including dried(4)

0.050 1.7 0.001 1.65 L-Apr. 2021 2.8

Dried beans, peas, and lentils(4)(5)

  4.4   3.56 L-Apr. 2021 6.7

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials

0.918 4.5 0.042 0.59 L-Aug. 2020 5.1

Juices and nonalcoholic drinks(4)

0.659 4.5 0.030 0.72 L-Feb. 2021 5.0

Carbonated drinks

0.281 5.2 0.015 1.46 S-Aug. 2021 2.0

Frozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(4)

0.006 3.1 0.000 2.35 L-Aug. 2017 6.6

Nonfrozen noncarbonated juices and drinks(4)

0.371 4.0 0.015 0.84 L-Dec. 2020 4.0

Beverage materials including coffee and tea(4)

0.260 4.4 0.012 0.94 L-Mar. 2012 4.7

Coffee

0.168 4.7 0.008 1.23 L-Apr. 2015 5.7

Roasted coffee(5)

  5.6   1.70 L-Apr. 2015 6.8

Instant coffee(5)

  1.2   1.91 S-Aug. 2021 0.2

Other beverage materials including tea(4)

0.092 4.0 0.004 1.20 L-Jan. 2008 4.3

Other food at home

1.929 4.1 0.081 0.39 L-Aug. 2020 4.2

Sugar and sweets

0.261 2.4 0.006 0.87 S-May 2021 2.1

Sugar and sugar substitutes

0.037 5.2 0.002 1.43 L-Mar. 2021 5.3

Candy and chewing gum(4)

0.172 1.6 0.003 1.23 S-Apr. 2021 1.6

Other sweets(4)

0.052 3.2 0.002 1.40 S-Aug. 2021 2.3

Fats and oils

0.219 7.6 0.016 0.99 L-May 2012 7.8

Butter and margarine(4)

0.062 2.3 0.001 1.58 L-Mar. 2019 3.4

Butter(5)

  0.9   2.34 L-Jun. 2021 1.3

Margarine(5)

  4.6   1.75 L-Aug. 2021 5.3

Salad dressing(4)

0.052 7.7 0.004 1.51 L-Aug. 2021 8.7

Other fats and oils including peanut butter(4)

0.104 11.0 0.011 1.64 L-Aug. 2012 11.0

Peanut butter(4)(5)

  6.0   2.02 S-Aug. 2021 0.4

Other foods

1.449 3.9 0.058 0.47 L-Dec. 2020 3.9

Soups

0.087 3.2 0.003 2.10 L-Dec. 2020 6.7

Frozen and freeze dried prepared foods

0.253 4.2 0.011 1.03 L-Dec. 2020 4.9

Snacks

0.329 3.2 0.011 1.16 L-Jan. 2021 3.7

Spices, seasonings, condiments, sauces

0.284 2.6 0.008 0.77 L-Feb. 2021 3.3

Salt and other seasonings and spices(4)(5)

  4.9   1.74 L-Dec. 2020 5.1

Olives, pickles, relishes(4)(5)

  2.2   1.17 L-Mar. 2021 2.3

Sauces and gravies(4)(5)

  1.8   1.41 L-Feb. 2021 3.4

Other condiments(5)

  2.6   1.52 L-May 2021 2.6

Baby food(4)

0.042 7.9 0.003 1.18 L-Jul. 2008 8.0

Other miscellaneous foods(4)

0.453 4.7 0.022 1.22 L-Aug. 2020 5.2

Prepared salads(6)(5)

  6.8   3.47 - -

Food away from home

6.261 5.3 0.333 0.26 L-Jun. 1982 5.3

Full service meals and snacks(4)

3.145 5.9 0.187 0.29 L-EVER -

Limited service meals and snacks(4)

2.793 7.1 0.196 0.41 L-EVER -

Food at employee sites and schools(4)

0.070 -45.4 -0.063 1.61 L-Aug. 2021 -42.5

Food at elementary and secondary schools(7)(5)

  -58.8   5.74 S-EVER -

Food from vending machines and mobile vendors(4)

0.081 6.1 0.005 0.93 L-Aug. 2021 6.7

Other food away from home(4)

0.172 4.5 0.008 0.42 L-Jul. 2018 4.8

Energy

7.322 30.0 1.830 0.26 L-Sep. 2005 34.8

Energy commodities

4.080 49.5 1.480 0.30 L-May 2021 54.5

Fuel oil and other fuels

0.169 48.3 0.064 1.00 L-Aug. 2008 49.2

Fuel oil

0.099 59.1 0.044 1.43 L-Jul. 2008 75.7

Propane, kerosene, and firewood(8)

0.069 34.7 0.020 1.17 L-Feb. 2014 37.5

Motor fuel

3.911 49.6 1.416 0.31 L-May 2021 55.5

Gasoline (all types)

3.830 49.6 1.387 0.32 L-May 2021 56.2

Gasoline, unleaded regular(5)

  51.3   0.73 L-May 2021 58.2

Gasoline, unleaded midgrade(9)(5)

  43.4   0.71 L-May 2021 48.4

Gasoline, unleaded premium(5)

  39.8   0.73 L-May 2021 43.9

Other motor fuels(4)

0.081 46.9 0.029 0.57 L-Aug. 2008 50.9

Energy services

3.242 11.2 0.349 0.40 L-Aug. 2008 14.7

Electricity

2.469 6.5 0.159 0.45 L-Mar. 2009 8.2

Utility (piped) gas service

0.773 28.1 0.190 0.71 L-Aug. 2008 29.3

All items less food and energy

78.701 4.6 3.640 0.11 L-Aug. 1991 4.6

Commodities less food and energy commodities

20.686 8.4 1.709 0.24 L-Jul. 2021 8.5

Household furnishings and supplies(10)

3.765 6.1 0.231 0.42 L-EVER -

Window and floor coverings and other linens(4)

0.286 4.9 0.014 2.13 L-EVER -

Floor coverings(4)

0.062 3.9 0.002 1.99 L-Jul. 2021 5.9

Window coverings(4)

0.061 8.0 0.005 5.19 L-Aug. 2021 9.2

Other linens(4)

0.164 4.0 0.007 3.22 L-Jun. 2020 5.8

Furniture and bedding

0.990 12.0 0.112 1.04 L-Jun. 1951 14.6

Bedroom furniture

0.339 11.8 0.038 1.71 L-Jun. 1980 11.8

Living room, kitchen, and dining room furniture(4)

0.490 13.1 0.059 1.56 S-Aug. 2021 12.0

Other furniture(4)

0.152 9.1 0.014 2.53 L-May 2021 11.4

Appliances(4)

0.224 6.6 0.015 1.52 S-Aug. 2021 4.3

Major appliances(4)

0.080 6.0 0.005 2.27 S-Jul. 2020 5.2

Laundry equipment(5)

  14.9   3.31 S-Aug. 2021 11.0

Other appliances(4)

0.140 6.9 0.010 1.96 L-Jul. 2009 6.9

Other household equipment and furnishings(4)

0.520 3.4 0.018 1.25 L-Mar. 2021 4.0

Clocks, lamps, and decorator items

0.303 4.0 0.012 1.94 L-Mar. 2021 4.9

Indoor plants and flowers(11)

0.090 4.4 0.004 1.80 L-Aug. 2021 6.0

Dishes and flatware(4)

0.050 -1.3 -0.001 3.27 L-Jul. 2021 -1.1

Nonelectric cookware and tableware(4)

0.078 3.4 0.003 2.07 L-Aug. 2021 4.1

Tools, hardware, outdoor equipment and supplies(4)

0.868 6.4 0.056 1.03 L-EVER -

Tools, hardware and supplies(4)

0.246 4.0 0.010 1.75 S-Jul. 2021 3.5

Outdoor equipment and supplies(4)

0.437 7.8 0.035 1.36 L-EVER -

Housekeeping supplies

0.877 1.7 0.015 0.64 L-Mar. 2021 2.8

Household cleaning products(4)

0.347 1.1 0.004 0.80 - -

Household paper products(4)

0.225 6.5 0.015 1.36 L-Mar. 2021 7.9

Miscellaneous household products(4)

0.305 -1.1 -0.004 1.34 S-Aug. 2021 -2.3

Apparel

2.727 4.3 0.120 0.80 L-Jun. 2021 4.9

Men's and boys' apparel

0.690 6.3 0.043 1.46 L-Apr. 2012 6.8

Men's apparel

0.555 6.3 0.035 1.53 L-Jan. 2012 6.3

Men's suits, sport coats, and outerwear

0.095 9.3 0.009 4.24 L-EVER -

Men's underwear, nightwear, swimwear, and accessories

0.162 4.1 0.007 2.88 L-May 2021 4.1

Men's shirts and sweaters(4)

0.157 7.1 0.011 2.58 L-Apr. 2012 7.6

Men's pants and shorts

0.135 6.3 0.008 3.27 S-Mar. 2021 4.2

Boys' apparel

0.135 6.0 0.008 3.18 L-May 2021 8.0

Women's and girls' apparel

1.092 2.1 0.024 1.53 L-Aug. 2021 3.6

Women's apparel

0.899 2.5 0.023 1.52 L-Aug. 2021 3.7

Women's outerwear

0.066 5.5 0.004 4.57 L-Jun. 2021 8.4

Women's dresses

0.100 9.2 0.009 3.36 S-Apr. 2021 -1.2

Women's suits and separates(4)

0.453 0.2 0.001 2.18 L-Aug. 2021 1.3

Women's underwear, nightwear, swimwear, and accessories(4)

0.271 3.3 0.009 2.69 S-Apr. 2021 0.8

Girls' apparel

0.193 0.3 0.001 3.94 L-Aug. 2021 2.8

Footwear

0.652 5.2 0.034 1.33 S-Aug. 2021 5.1

Men's footwear

0.230 5.0 0.012 1.82 S-Aug. 2021 4.3

Boys' and girls' footwear

0.136 7.5 0.010 2.46 S-Aug. 2021 5.9

Women's footwear

0.286 4.2 0.012 2.14 S-Apr. 2021 3.1

Infants' and toddlers' apparel

0.126 7.6 0.010 2.66 L-Jun. 2018 9.4

Jewelry and watches(8)

0.166 6.1 0.010 3.31 S-Feb. 2021 1.2

Watches(8)

0.038 1.8 0.001 4.26 S-Jul. 2020 0.7

Jewelry(8)

0.128 7.5 0.009 3.87 S-Mar. 2021 7.4

Transportation commodities less motor fuel(10)

7.787 16.5 1.183 0.25 L-Aug. 2021 17.2

New vehicles

3.834 9.8 0.367 0.44 L-May 1975 10.6

New cars and trucks(4)(5)

  9.9   0.48 L-EVER -

New cars(5)

  9.2   0.76 L-Sep. 1980 9.4

New trucks(12)(5)

  10.2   0.50 L-EVER -

Used cars and trucks

3.291 26.4 0.744 0.06 L-Aug. 2021 31.9

Motor vehicle parts and equipment

0.399 8.8 0.034 0.64 L-Nov. 1980 9.8

Tires

0.255 9.2 0.023 0.74 L-Jan. 1981 9.5

Vehicle accessories other than tires(4)

0.144 8.1 0.012 1.42 L-Feb. 2009 8.1

Vehicle parts and equipment other than tires(5)

  5.7   1.73 L-Dec. 2008 6.4

Motor oil, coolant, and fluids(5)

  11.3   2.04 L-Apr. 2012 12.8

Medical care commodities

1.496 -0.4 -0.006 1.54 L-Sep. 2020 0.9

Medicinal drugs(10)

1.431 -0.4 -0.006 1.58 L-Sep. 2020 1.1

Prescription drugs

1.076 -0.7 -0.008 2.04 L-Nov. 2020 -0.4

Nonprescription drugs(10)

0.355 0.7 0.002 0.99 L-Nov. 2019 0.8

Medical equipment and supplies(10)

0.066 0.0 0.000 1.50 L-Jul. 2020 0.2

Recreation commodities(10)

1.969 4.0 0.080 0.58 L-EVER -

Video and audio products(10)

0.264 1.0 0.003 0.96 S-Apr. 2021 0.7

Televisions

0.099 10.4 0.010 1.45 S-Jul. 2021 9.9

Other video equipment(4)

0.041 -1.3 -0.001 1.93 S-Jul. 2020 -1.6

Audio equipment

0.069 -7.3 -0.006 2.02 L-Aug. 2021 -6.7

Recorded music and music subscriptions(4)

0.043 -1.6 -0.001 1.98 L-Aug. 2021 -1.4

Pets and pet products

0.614 3.7 0.023 0.66 L-Sep. 2009 4.2

Pet food(4)(5)

  2.1   0.81 L-Feb. 2020 2.6

Purchase of pets, pet supplies, accessories(4)(5)

  5.4   1.61 L-May 2009 6.3

Sporting goods

0.605 8.7 0.052 1.44 L-May 2021 9.0

Sports vehicles including bicycles

0.369 9.1 0.033 2.05 L-May 2021 10.1

Sports equipment

0.226 8.0 0.018 1.43 L-Dec. 1980 8.4

Photographic equipment and supplies

0.027 5.5 0.001 2.04 S-Aug. 2021 4.4

Photographic equipment(4)(5)

  7.3   1.80 L-Apr. 2020 7.7

Recreational reading materials

0.115 1.7 0.002 2.24 S-Aug. 2021 1.3

Newspapers and magazines(4)

0.067 4.5 0.003 3.31 L-May 2021 5.4

Recreational books(4)

0.047 -2.1 -0.001 2.51 S-Jul. 2019 -2.2

Other recreational goods(4)

0.344 -0.3 -0.001 1.27 L-Aug. 2021 1.1

Toys

0.263 -0.4 -0.001 1.56 - -

Toys, games, hobbies and playground equipment(4)(5)

  0.1   1.48 S-Jan. 2021 -1.0

Sewing machines, fabric and supplies(4)

0.019 -5.7 -0.001 3.12 L-Jul. 2021 5.0

Music instruments and accessories(4)

0.046 2.6 0.001 2.64 L-Aug. 2021 3.2

Education and communication commodities(10)

0.488 2.5 0.013 1.26 S-Aug. 2021 -0.5

Educational books and supplies

0.104 0.4 0.000 1.94 L-Aug. 2021 0.4

College textbooks(13)(5)

  0.2   1.94 L-Jul. 2021 2.0

Information technology commodities(10)

0.384 3.1 0.012 1.37 S-Aug. 2021 -0.7

Computers, peripherals, and smart home assistants(6)

0.299 8.4 0.024 1.83 S-Aug. 2021 3.4

Computer software and accessories(4)

0.016 3.6 0.001 3.82 L-EVER -

Telephone hardware, calculators, and other consumer information items(4)

0.069 -15.1 -0.013 2.08 S-Jul. 2021 -16.6

Smartphones

  -20.7   2.84 S-May 2021 -21.3

Alcoholic beverages

1.006 2.2 0.023 0.73 S-Jun. 2021 1.9

Alcoholic beverages at home

0.561 1.5 0.009 1.07 S-May 2021 1.2

Beer, ale, and other malt beverages at home

0.217 2.0 0.005 0.79 S-May 2021 0.4

Distilled spirits at home

0.092 3.5 0.003 1.41 L-Sep. 2008 3.8

Whiskey at home(5)

  1.9   2.07 L-Jun. 2021 2.5

Distilled spirits, excluding whiskey, at home(5)

  4.1   1.36 L-Jul. 2021 4.1

Wine at home

0.252 0.4 0.001 2.11 S-Sep. 2020 -0.5

Alcoholic beverages away from home

0.446 3.2 0.014 0.88 S-Aug. 2021 3.0

Beer, ale, and other malt beverages away from home(4)(5)

  3.9   1.14 L-Jan. 2009 3.9

Wine away from home(4)(5)

  2.6   0.88 S-Aug. 2021 2.1

Distilled spirits away from home(4)(5)

  2.4   1.00 S-Jan. 2020 2.1

Other goods(10)

1.447 4.5 0.066 0.47 L-EVER -

Tobacco and smoking products

0.608 8.5 0.051 0.32 L-Mar. 2010 15.9

Cigarettes(4)

0.530 9.1 0.047 0.33 L-Mar. 2010 15.8

Tobacco products other than cigarettes(4)

0.059 4.1 0.002 1.00 S-Aug. 2021 3.7

Personal care products

0.648 0.2 0.001 0.64 L-Jan. 2021 0.2

Hair, dental, shaving, and miscellaneous personal care products(4)

0.349 0.3 0.001 0.80 L-Oct. 2020 0.6

Cosmetics, perfume, bath, nail preparations and implements

0.291 0.1 0.000 0.96 S-Aug. 2021 -0.3

Miscellaneous personal goods(4)

0.191 6.8 0.013 2.57 L-Aug. 2021 7.5

Stationery, stationery supplies, gift wrap(5)

  8.3   2.57 S-Jul. 2021 4.7

Services less energy services

58.016 3.2 1.931 0.12 L-Sep. 2016 3.2

Shelter

32.576 3.5 1.159 0.16 L-Sep. 2019 3.5

Rent of shelter(14)

32.231 3.5 1.161 0.16 L-Sep. 2019 3.5

Rent of primary residence

7.613 2.7 0.212 0.15 L-Oct. 2020 2.7

Lodging away from home(4)

1.024 22.3 0.190 2.25 L-EVER -

Housing at school, excluding board(14)

0.114 1.9 0.002 0.28 S-Feb. 2018 1.9

Other lodging away from home including hotels and motels

0.910 25.5 0.188 2.52 L-EVER -

Owners' equivalent rent of residences(14)

23.594 3.1 0.759 0.15 L-May 2020 3.1

Owners' equivalent rent of primary residence(14)

22.408 3.1 0.720 0.15 L-May 2020 3.1

Tenants' and household insurance(4)

0.346 -0.4 -0.002 0.71 S-Apr. 2021 -0.4

Water and sewer and trash collection services(4)

1.081 3.7 0.041 0.23 - -

Water and sewerage maintenance

0.787 3.1 0.025 0.30 L-Jul. 2021 3.4

Garbage and trash collection(12)

0.294 5.3 0.016 0.46 S-Aug. 2021 4.7

Household operations(4)

0.893 6.9 0.061 0.67 L-Aug. 2021 7.3

Domestic services(4)

0.302 7.5 0.022 1.26 S-Apr. 2021 7.1

Gardening and lawncare services(4)

0.301   0.016 0.60 - -

Moving, storage, freight expense(4)

0.096 7.9 0.007 1.51 S-Apr. 2021 7.4

Repair of household items(4)

           

Medical care services

7.024 1.7 0.123 0.43 L-Apr. 2021 2.2

Professional services

3.578 2.8 0.104 0.63 - -

Physicians' services

1.794 3.9 0.071 1.05 L-Aug. 2021 3.9

Dental services

0.974 2.2 0.022 0.73 S-Jul. 2021 1.2

Eyeglasses and eye care(8)

0.350 0.4 0.001 0.67 L-Aug. 2021 0.9

Services by other medical professionals(8)

0.460 2.1 0.010 0.52 - -

Hospital and related services

2.370 4.1 0.098 0.62 L-Sep. 2020 4.5

Hospital services(15)

2.176 4.0 0.089 0.68 L-Sep. 2020 4.6

Inpatient hospital services(15)(5)

  4.1   1.14 L-Jul. 2020 4.4

Outpatient hospital services(8)(5)

  3.4   1.03 L-Jul. 2020 3.6

Nursing homes and adult day services(15)

0.122 3.5 0.004 0.40 L-Jun. 2019 3.5

Care of invalids and elderly at home(7)

0.072 5.6 0.004 1.78 S-Sep. 2020 4.3

Health insurance(7)

1.076 -6.4 -0.079 0.62 L-May 2021 -5.0

Transportation services

5.018 4.5 0.229 0.40 L-Aug. 2021 4.6

Leased cars and trucks(13)

           

Car and truck rental(4)

0.172 39.1 0.053 2.77 S-Mar. 2021 31.2

Motor vehicle maintenance and repair

1.079 5.4 0.059 0.66 L-Mar. 2009 5.4

Motor vehicle body work

0.059 6.8 0.004 0.96 L-Oct. 1989 7.0

Motor vehicle maintenance and servicing

0.623 5.6 0.035 0.74 L-Mar. 2009 5.8

Motor vehicle repair(4)

0.338 4.7 0.016 1.40 L-Aug. 2021 5.3

Motor vehicle insurance

1.575 6.3 0.098 0.78 L-Jun. 2021 11.3

Motor vehicle fees(4)

0.546 0.9 0.005 0.71 L-Aug. 2021 1.4

State motor vehicle registration and license fees(4)

0.283 0.6 0.002 0.66 - -

Parking and other fees(4)

0.248 1.2 0.003 1.38 L-Aug. 2021 2.4

Parking fees and tolls(4)(5)

  3.0   1.40 L-Aug. 2021 4.5

Public transportation

1.043 -1.1 -0.012 0.79 S-Mar. 2021 -8.2

Airline fares

0.580 -4.6 -0.031 1.12 S-Mar. 2021 -15.1

Other intercity transportation

0.175 4.6 0.008 2.07 S-Feb. 2021 3.6

Ship fare(4)(5)

  5.6   2.16 S-Feb. 2021 3.8

Intracity transportation

0.285 3.8 0.011 0.91 L-Aug. 2021 10.9

Intracity mass transit(10)(5)

  7.3   1.75 L-Aug. 2021 10.6

Recreation services(10)

3.703 3.8 0.143 0.43 L-May 2020 4.3

Video and audio services(10)

1.246 3.7 0.047 0.55 S-May 2021 3.4

Cable and satellite television service(12)

1.172 4.3 0.050 0.55 S-May 2021 3.9

Video discs and other media, including rental of video(4)

0.074 -3.7 -0.003 2.32 L-Mar. 2021 -3.1

Video discs and other media(4)(5)

  -3.6   4.12 L-May 2021 -2.8

Rental of video discs and other media(4)(5)

  2.2   1.10 S-Aug. 2021 1.4

Pet services including veterinary(4)

0.549 3.9 0.022 0.71 S-Dec. 2020 3.0

Veterinarian services(4)(5)

  3.2   0.75 - -

Photographers and photo processing(4)

0.042 -0.2 0.000 1.27 S-May 2020 -1.4

Other recreation services(4)

1.865 3.9 0.074 0.74 L-May 2020 5.0

Club membership for shopping clubs, fraternal, or other organizations, or participant sports fees(4)

0.659 1.7 0.012 0.79 S-Jun. 2021 -0.4

Admissions

0.681 5.8 0.041 1.45 L-Apr. 2007 6.0

Admission to movies, theaters, and concerts(4)(5)

  4.5   1.84 - -

Admission to sporting events(4)(5)

      6.47 - -

Fees for lessons or instructions(8)

0.213 4.4 0.009 1.21 S-May 2021 3.8

Education and communication services(10)

6.082 1.7 0.108 0.25 - -

Tuition, other school fees, and childcare

2.830 2.1 0.062 0.34 L-Jul. 2020 2.3

College tuition and fees

1.515 1.8 0.028 0.55 L-Jul. 2020 2.1

Elementary and high school tuition and fees

0.419 2.4 0.010 0.84 - -

Day care and preschool(11)

0.746 2.7 0.021 0.32 L-Aug. 2020 2.7

Technical and business school tuition and fees(4)

0.035 1.3 0.000 0.67 S-Jul. 2021 1.1

Postage and delivery services(4)

0.109 7.2 0.008 0.11 L-Jun. 2003 10.4

Postage

0.099 7.2 0.007 0.11 L-Jun. 2003 10.5

Delivery services(4)

0.010 7.5 0.001 0.59 L-Aug. 2021 8.9

Telephone services(4)

2.265 0.6 0.015 0.43 S-Oct. 2019 -0.7

Wireless telephone services(4)

1.856 -0.5 -0.010 0.38 L-Jul. 2021 0.1

Land-line telephone services(10)

0.409 6.1 0.025 1.05 S-May 2021 5.2

Internet services and electronic information providers(4)

0.867 2.6 0.023 0.86 - -

Other personal services(10)

1.637 4.0 0.067 0.40 L-Dec. 2018 4.3

Personal care services

0.682 4.3 0.030 0.77 S-Jun. 2021 4.2

Haircuts and other personal care services(4)

0.682 4.3 0.030 0.77 S-Jun. 2021 4.2

Miscellaneous personal services

0.956 3.9 0.038 0.34 L-Feb. 2019 4.3

Legal services(8)

0.242 4.2 0.010 0.84 L-Dec. 2018 6.4

Funeral expenses(8)

0.135 1.5 0.002 0.67 L-Aug. 2021 1.7

Laundry and dry cleaning services(4)

0.221 6.9 0.015 0.66 L-EVER -

Apparel services other than laundry and dry cleaning(4)

0.029 2.1 0.001 1.01 L-Jul. 2021 2.2

Financial services(8)

0.220 2.5 0.006 1.09 L-Apr. 2020 3.6

Checking account and other bank services(4)(5)

  0.8   0.52 L-Sep. 2020 1.9

Tax return preparation and other accounting fees(4)(5)

           

Special aggregate indexes

All items less food

86.023 6.4 5.470 0.10 L-Nov. 1990 6.4

All items less shelter

67.424 7.6 5.063 0.11 L-Jan. 1982 8.0

All items less food and shelter

53.447 8.2 4.311 0.13 L-Jan. 1982 9.1

All items less food, shelter, and energy

46.125 5.3 2.481 0.15 L-Jul. 2021 5.3

All items less food, shelter, energy, and used cars and trucks

42.834 4.0 1.737 0.16 L-May 1992 4.1

All items less medical care

91.480 6.7 6.105 0.09 L-Jun. 1982 6.8

All items less energy

92.678 4.7 4.392 0.10 L-Jun. 1991 4.7

Commodities

38.743 10.5 3.941 0.15 L-Dec. 1980 11.0

Commodities less food, energy, and used cars and trucks

17.395 5.5 0.964 0.27 L-Mar. 1983 5.8

Commodities less food

24.766 13.7 3.189 0.20 L-Jun. 1980 13.7

Commodities less food and beverages

23.759 14.2 3.166 0.21 L-May 1980 15.0

Services

61.257 3.6 2.281 0.12 L-Sep. 2008 3.8

Services less rent of shelter(14)

29.026 3.8 1.120 0.16 L-Jun. 2021 3.9

Services less medical care services

54.233 3.9 2.158 0.12 L-Aug. 2008 4.1

Durables

11.588 13.2 1.451 0.24 L-Jul. 2021 14.3

Nondurables

27.155 9.4 2.490 0.18 L-Sep. 2008 9.6

Nondurables less food

13.178 14.1 1.738 0.29 L-Aug. 2008 14.1

Nondurables less food and beverages

12.172 15.1 1.715 0.32 L-Jan. 2010 15.1

Nondurables less food, beverages, and apparel

9.444 18.6 1.595 0.33 L-Jan. 2010 20.0

Nondurables less food and apparel

10.451 16.9 1.618 0.30 L-Jan. 2010 18.1

Housing

41.727 4.5 1.905 0.13 L-Jun. 2001 4.5

Education and communication(4)

6.569 1.8 0.121 0.25 L-Jun. 2021 2.1

Education(4)

2.934 2.0 0.062 0.34 - -

Communication(4)

3.635 1.5 0.058 0.37 - -

Information and information processing(4)

3.527 1.4 0.050 0.38 S-Aug. 2021 1.0

Information technology, hardware and services(16)

1.262 2.8 0.036 0.66 - -

Recreation(4)

5.673 3.9 0.223 0.37 L-EVER -

Video and audio(4)

1.510 3.3 0.050 0.52 S-May 2021 3.0

Pets, pet products and services(4)

1.163 3.8 0.045 0.50 L-Sep. 2009 3.9

Photography(4)

0.070 2.0 0.001 1.20 S-Jun. 2021 1.5

Food and beverages

14.983 5.1 0.775 0.14 L-Jan. 2009 5.2

Domestically produced farm food

6.445 5.4 0.354 0.27 L-Jun. 2020 5.9

Other services

11.422 2.7 0.319 0.22 L-Oct. 2020 2.7

Apparel less footwear

2.075 4.1 0.086 0.97 L-Jul. 2021 4.1

Fuels and utilities

4.491 10.4 0.454 0.29 L-Sep. 2008 11.8

Household energy

3.410 12.7 0.413 0.38 L-Sep. 2008 13.1

Medical care

8.520 1.3 0.117 0.51 L-Apr. 2021 1.5

Transportation

16.716 18.7 2.828 0.19 L-Jul. 2021 19.4

Private transportation

15.673 20.3 2.840 0.19 L-Jun. 2021 21.9

New and used motor vehicles(4)

8.163 16.3 1.228 0.26 L-Aug. 2021 17.1

Utilities and public transportation

8.803 5.0 0.443 0.20 L-Aug. 2021 5.3

Household furnishings and operations

4.659 6.2 0.291 0.36 L-Mar. 1982 6.8

Other goods and services

3.084 4.2 0.133 0.34 L-Mar. 2010 4.9

Personal care

2.476 3.2 0.082 0.41 L-Oct. 2008 3.2

Footnotes
(1) The 'effect' of an item category is a measure of that item's contribution to the All items price change. For example, if the Food index had an effect of 0.40, and the All items index rose 1.2 percent, then the increase in food prices contributed 0.40 / 1.2, or 33.3 percent, to that All items increase. Said another way, had food prices been unchanged for that year the change in the All items index would have been 1.2 percent minus 0.40, or 0.8 percent. Effects can be negative as well. For example, if the effect of food was a negative 0.1, and the All items index rose 0.5 percent, the All items index actually would have been 0.1 percent higher (or 0.6 percent) had food prices been unchanged. Since food prices fell while prices overall were rising, the contribution of food to the All items price change was negative (in this case, -0.1 / 0.5, or minus 20 percent).
(2) A statistic's margin of error is often expressed as its point estimate plus or minus two standard errors. For example, if a CPI category rose 2.6 percent, and its standard error was 0.25 percent, the margin of error on this item's 12-month percent change would be 2.6 percent, plus or minus 0.5 percent.
(3) If the current 12-month percent change is greater than the previous published 12-month percent change, then this column identifies the closest prior month with a 12-month percent change as (L)arge as or (L)arger than the current 12-month change. If the current 12-month percent change is smaller than the previous published 12-month percent change, the most recent month with a change as (S)mall or (S)maller than the current month change is identified. If the current and previous published 12-month percent changes are equal, a dash will appear. Standard numerical comparison is used. For example, 2.0% is greater than 0.6%, -4.4% is less than -2.0%, and -2.0% is less than 0.0%. Note that a (L)arger change can be a smaller decline, for example, a -0.2% change is larger than a -0.4% change, but still represents a decline in the price index. Likewise, (S)maller changes can be increases, for example, a 0.6% change is smaller than 0.8%, but still represents an increase in the price index. In this context, a -0.2% change is considered to be smaller than a 0.0% change.
(4) Indexes on a December 1997=100 base.
(5) Special indexes based on a substantially smaller sample. These series do not contribute to the all items index aggregation and therefore do not have a relative importance or effect.
(6) Indexes on a December 2007=100 base.
(7) Indexes on a December 2005=100 base.
(8) Indexes on a December 1986=100 base.
(9) Indexes on a December 1993=100 base.
(10) Indexes on a December 2009=100 base.
(11) Indexes on a December 1990=100 base.
(12) Indexes on a December 1983=100 base.
(13) Indexes on a December 2001=100 base.
(14) Indexes on a December 1982=100 base.
(15) Indexes on a December 1996=100 base.
(16) Indexes on a December 1988=100 base.

Last Modified Date: November 10, 2021