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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
Dec
2020
Percent change from
Dec
2019
Dec
2020
Percent change from
Dec
2019
Dec
2020
Percent change from
Dec
2019

All Items

260.474 1.4 274.225 1.4    

All Items (1967 = 100)(1)

780.263   431.820      

Food and Beverages

269.383 3.8 276.114 4.0    

Food

270.023 3.9 276.795 4.0    

Food at home

251.253 3.9 260.581 3.8 265.295 4.0

Food away from home

299.369 3.9 304.570 4.3    

Alcoholic beverages

259.397 2.8 266.296 3.9    

Housing

273.684 2.0 294.992 1.9    

Shelter

327.702 1.8 367.393 1.9 359.374 2.5

Rent of primary residence(2)

344.455 2.3 372.690 1.8 375.097 2.6

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

337.695 2.2 382.169 2.1 385.673 2.4

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

337.721 2.2 381.840 2.1 385.673 2.4

Fuels and utilities

247.236 2.3 228.635 0.1    

Household energy

202.017 1.8 199.844 -0.6 247.368 -3.2

Energy services(2)(4)

206.758 2.6 202.564 2.5 269.954 0.4

Electricity(2)

214.375 2.2 206.963 3.7 293.256 -3.6

Utility (piped) gas service(2)

180.767 4.1 178.959 -0.1 216.722 8.3

Household furnishings and operations

127.367 3.2 124.738 4.2    

Apparel

114.434 -3.9 116.236 -2.3    

Transportation

203.560 -2.4 199.557 -2.6    

Private transportation

201.523 -1.5 194.078 -1.6    

Motor fuel

194.996 -15.3 194.536 -12.8 186.027 -16.7

Gasoline

193.990 -15.2 193.555 -12.8 183.781 -16.7

Medical Care

518.766 1.8 544.695 0.9    

Recreation(5)

122.692 0.9 129.070 2.0    

Education and Communication(5)

141.549 2.0 148.572 1.3    

Other Goods and Services

466.332 2.4 518.064 3.2    

Energy

198.155 -7.0 197.774 -5.9 219.266 -8.5

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
Dec
2020
Percent change from
Dec
2019
Dec
2020
Percent change from
Dec
2019
Dec
2020
Percent change from
Dec
2019

All Items

254.081 1.4 270.449 1.5    

All Items (1967 = 100)(1)

756.828   422.426      

Food and Beverages

268.456 4.0 275.208 4.2    

Food

268.602 4.0 275.693 4.2    

Food at home

250.566 4.0 259.672 3.8 257.959 3.7

Food away from home

299.950 4.1 307.170 4.8    

Alcoholic beverages

264.929 3.1 265.473 3.8    

Housing

270.084 2.2 293.360 2.0    

Shelter

321.070 2.0 364.012 1.9 365.820 2.5

Rent of primary residence(2)

341.107 2.3 367.759 1.8 375.097 2.6

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

304.817 2.2 336.368 2.2 338.940 2.4

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

304.844 2.2 336.413 2.2 338.940 2.4

Fuels and utilities

245.337 2.4 230.731 0.8    

Household energy

200.338 2.1 202.066 0.2 247.738 -2.6

Energy services(2)(4)

205.305 2.6 203.834 2.5 267.184 0.1

Electricity(2)

211.355 2.3 208.055 3.9 293.257 -3.6

Utility (piped) gas service(2)

180.505 4.0 179.783 -0.5 216.727 8.3

Household furnishings and operations

121.524 3.4 117.098 4.0    

Apparel

114.301 -4.1 116.587 -2.3    

Transportation

203.314 -2.2 202.511 -2.3    

Private transportation

201.213 -1.7 197.079 -1.7    

Motor fuel

195.264 -15.3 194.196 -12.8 185.923 -16.7

Gasoline

194.368 -15.3 193.377 -12.8 183.784 -16.7

Medical Care

526.846 2.1 548.071 1.3    

Recreation(5)

117.210 0.9 128.978 1.7    

Education and Communication(5)

129.352 2.3 134.947 1.8    

Other Goods and Services

512.611 2.6 597.695 3.0    

Energy

196.335 -7.4 197.211 -6.0 213.830 -9.2

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.