New England Consumer Price Index Card

 
Consumer Price Indexes for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U), U.S. city averages and selected areas, not seasonally adjusted
(1982-84=100 unless otherwise noted)
Item U.S. City
Average
Northeast
region
Boston-
Cambridge-
Newton
Aug
2019
Percent change from
Aug
2018
Aug
2019
Percent change from
Aug
2018
Aug
2019
Percent change from
Aug
2018

All Items

256.558 1.7 270.548 1.5    

All Items (1967 = 100)(1)

768.533   426.030      

Food and Beverages

258.154 1.7 264.398 1.4    

Food

258.410 1.7 265.040 1.5    

Food at home

241.153 0.5 250.784 0.3 251.406 -0.8

Food away from home

285.507 3.2 289.738 3.0    

Alcoholic beverages

253.314 2.0 255.136 0.5    

Housing

267.263 2.8 288.578 1.4    

Shelter

319.679 3.4 360.222 2.0 350.608 3.7

Rent of primary residence(2)

332.638 3.7 363.327 3.0 361.660 2.8

Owners' equivalent rent of residences(2)(3)

326.977 3.3 371.150 2.2 372.487 3.8

Owners' equivalent rent of primary residence(2)(3)

327.015 3.4 370.844 2.2 372.487 3.8

Fuels and utilities

244.540 -0.2 224.096 -2.1    

Household energy

201.914 -1.2 196.855 -2.9 229.969 -1.7

Energy services(2)(4)

205.900 -0.8 194.676 -2.2 238.023 -0.5

Electricity(2)

217.811 -0.1 201.494 -2.6 289.107 -0.9

Utility (piped) gas service(2)

167.803 -3.5 168.411 -1.4 153.736 0.4

Household furnishings and operations

123.818 2.2 119.941 0.7    

Apparel

123.641 1.0 128.731 0.5    

Transportation

211.084 -1.1 208.236 -0.7    

Private transportation

206.979 -1.3 200.355 -1.3    

Motor fuel

234.746 -7.0 232.861 -6.9 233.929 -6.7

Gasoline

233.625 -7.1 231.814 -6.9 231.246 -6.7

Medical Care

500.916 3.5 528.447 4.6    

Recreation(5)

120.458 1.2 127.197 2.8    

Education and Communication(5)

138.154 0.6 145.094 2.4    

Other Goods and Services

453.074 2.3 502.699 2.8    

Energy

216.978 -4.4 211.696 -4.8 230.023 -4.0

Footnotes
(1) For the Northeast, December 1977 = 100.
(2) This index series was calculated using a Laspeyres estimator. All other item stratum index series converted to a geometric means estimator in January, 1999.
(3) Index is on a December 1982=100 base.
(4) This index series was formerly titled Gas (piped) and electricity.
(5) Indexes are on a December 1997=100 base.

Northeast region includes the states of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH includes Essex, Middlesex, Norfolk, Plymouth, and Suffolk Counties in Massachusetts and Rockingham and Strafford Counties in New Hampshire.

 

Consumer Price Indexes for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W), U.S. city averages and selected areas, not seasonally adjusted
(1982-84=100 unless otherwise noted)
Item U.S. City
Average
Northeast
region
Boston-
Cambridge-
Newton
Aug
2019
Percent change from
Aug
2018
Aug
2019
Percent change from
Aug
2018
Aug
2019
Percent change from
Aug
2018

All Items

250.112 1.5 266.409 1.4    

All Items (1967 = 100)(1)

745.009   416.116      

Food and Beverages

257.021 1.7 263.114 1.4    

Food

256.950 1.7 263.560 1.4    

Food at home

240.490 0.5 249.821 0.3 245.291 -0.8

Food away from home

285.695 3.2 290.941 3.0    

Alcoholic beverages

257.181 2.0 254.116 0.5    

Housing

263.156 2.8 286.284 1.5    

Shelter

312.304 3.4 356.080 2.1 354.877 3.4

Rent of primary residence(2)

329.282 3.8 358.553 3.0 361.660 2.8

Owners' equivalent rent of residences(2)(3)

295.166 3.3 326.545 2.1 327.352 3.8

Owners' equivalent rent of primary residence(2)(3)

295.196 3.3 326.578 2.1 327.352 3.8

Fuels and utilities

242.865 -0.3 225.162 -2.2    

Household energy

200.327 -1.2 197.896 -3.1 227.628 -1.1

Energy services(2)(4)

204.818 -0.9 196.098 -2.5 237.150 -0.5

Electricity(2)

214.921 -0.1 202.530 -2.8 289.109 -0.9

Utility (piped) gas service(2)

167.379 -4.0 169.427 -1.9 153.740 0.4

Household furnishings and operations

117.768 1.7 112.635 1.2    

Apparel

123.166 0.8 127.588 0.5    

Transportation

210.822 -1.4 210.868 -0.9    

Private transportation

207.499 -1.6 204.065 -1.4    

Motor fuel

235.591 -7.0 232.460 -6.8 233.923 -6.7

Gasoline

234.608 -7.0 231.545 -6.8 231.249 -6.7

Medical Care

506.108 3.7 528.126 4.6    

Recreation(5)

115.189 0.9 127.527 2.2    

Education and Communication(5)

125.893 0.0 131.188 2.1    

Other Goods and Services

496.249 2.8 580.291 2.9    

Energy

216.638 -4.6 212.155 -4.9 227.453 -4.0

Footnotes
(1) For the Northeast, December 1977 = 100.
(2) This index series was calculated using a Laspeyres estimator. All other item stratum index series converted to a geometric means estimator in January, 1999.
(3) Index is on a December 1982=100 base.
(4) This index series was formerly titled Gas (piped) and electricity.
(5) Indexes are on a December 1997=100 base.

Northeast region includes the states of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH includes Essex, Middlesex, Norfolk, Plymouth, and Suffolk Counties in Massachusetts and Rockingham and Strafford Counties in New Hampshire.