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-
Brockton-
Nashua
Aug
2017
Percent change from
Aug
2016
Aug
2017
Percent change from
Aug
2016
Aug
2017
Percent change from
Aug
2016

All Items

245.519 1.9 259.508 1.6    

All Items (1967 = 100)(1)

735.466   408.647      

Food and Beverages

250.212 1.1 255.542 1.3    

Food

250.493 1.1 255.701 1.3    

Food at home

238.843 0.3 246.165 0.6 246.810 -0.1

Food away from home

269.522 2.2 273.329 2.3    

Alcoholic beverages

245.042 1.3 252.291 0.6    

Housing

252.615 2.9 276.330 2.1    

Shelter

299.157 3.3 343.129 2.0 322.992 2.3

Rent of primary residence(2)

309.479 3.9 344.403 2.7 334.621 3.2

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

306.201 3.3 353.634 2.0 343.070 2.3

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

306.198 3.3 353.382 2.0 343.070 2.3

Fuels and utilities

241.936 3.2 217.229 4.8    

Household energy

203.169 3.2 191.943 5.3 219.162 9.3

Energy services(2)(4)

208.454 2.9 193.794 4.6 233.409 9.1

Electricity(2)

219.078 2.3 202.525 3.0 275.211 9.4

Utility (piped) gas service(2)

173.646 5.4 161.586 9.1 153.058 8.3

Household furnishings and operations

120.236 -0.7 119.127 -0.9    

Apparel

124.147 -0.6 130.769 -0.6    

Transportation

200.652 2.8 199.211 2.2    

Private transportation

196.210 3.1 191.503 2.6    

Motor fuel

209.881 10.3 208.871 14.0 205.422 11.3

Gasoline

209.000 10.4 208.022 14.0 203.194 11.3

Medical Care

476.869 1.8 495.072 1.4    

Recreation(5)

118.875 1.5 124.053 2.5    

Education and Communication(5)

135.702 -2.6 139.020 -1.8    

Other Goods and Services

433.328 2.2 476.618 2.2    

Energy

205.894 6.4 198.899 8.8 211.611 10.1

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-Brockton-Nashua includes the PMSAs of Boston, Brockton, Fitchburg-Leominster, Lawrence, Lowell, Manchester, Nashua, New Bedford, Portsmouth-Rochester, and Worcester.

 

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-
Brockton-
Nashua
Aug
2017
Percent change from
Aug
2016
Aug
2017
Percent change from
Aug
2016
Aug
2017
Percent change from
Aug
2016

All Items

239.448 1.9 255.723 1.7    

All Items (1967 = 100)(1)

713.243   399.426      

Food and Beverages

249.417 1.1 254.506 1.4    

Food

249.377 1.1 254.557 1.5    

Food at home

238.096 0.4 245.196 0.9 240.519 -0.1

Food away from home

269.816 2.3 274.373 2.5    

Alcoholic beverages

249.053 1.5 251.735 0.7    

Housing

248.900 3.0 273.903 2.3    

Shelter

291.965 3.4 338.939 2.1 327.169 2.5

Rent of primary residence(2)

306.333 3.9 339.746 2.6 334.621 3.2

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

276.477 3.2 311.249 1.9 301.500 2.3

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

276.489 3.2 311.282 1.9 301.500 2.3

Fuels and utilities

240.587 3.1 218.731 5.0    

Household energy

201.665 3.1 193.480 5.6 218.273 9.2

Energy services(2)(4)

207.388 2.9 194.849 5.2 230.112 9.1

Electricity(2)

216.362 2.3 203.725 3.4 275.212 9.4

Utility (piped) gas service(2)

173.112 5.5 162.174 9.9 153.062 8.3

Household furnishings and operations

114.956 -0.8 111.267 -0.6    

Apparel

123.258 -0.5 130.541 -0.3    

Transportation

199.574 3.1 201.091 2.6    

Private transportation

196.076 3.3 194.382 2.8    

Motor fuel

210.585 10.2 208.362 13.6 205.422 11.3

Gasoline

209.814 10.2 207.654 13.6 203.197 11.3

Medical Care

481.530 1.9 495.250 1.6    

Recreation(5)

114.299 1.5 125.528 3.4    

Education and Communication(5)

124.732 -4.0 126.222 -3.2    

Other Goods and Services

472.148 2.5 547.429 2.2    

Energy

204.783 6.5 198.996 9.0 208.136 10.1

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-Brockton-Nashua includes the PMSAs of Boston, Brockton, Fitchburg-Leominster, Lawrence, Lowell, Manchester, Nashua, New Bedford, Portsmouth-Rochester, and Worcester.