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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
Sep
2020
Percent change from
Sep
2019
Sep
2020
Percent change from
Sep
2019
Sep
2020
Percent change from
Sep
2019

All Items

260.280 1.4 273.925 1.2 283.391 0.6

All Items (1967 = 100)(1)

779.684   431.348   823.682  

Food and Beverages

268.465 3.8 274.500 3.8 283.178 6.7

Food

269.163 3.9 275.304 3.9 285.154 6.9

Food at home

251.369 4.1 260.903 4.3 267.186 8.2

Food away from home

297.080 3.8 300.242 3.4 316.585 5.0

Alcoholic beverages

257.730 1.8 263.005 2.5 265.514 4.5

Housing

273.116 2.0 293.749 1.6 297.786 1.1

Shelter

327.116 2.0 368.205 2.0 358.916 1.9

Rent of primary residence(2)

342.910 2.7 371.903 2.1 375.284 3.2

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

336.095 2.5 381.502 2.5 385.336 3.2

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

336.121 2.5 381.171 2.5 385.336 3.2

Fuels and utilities

246.471 1.2 219.623 -1.9 261.519 -5.0

Household energy

201.763 0.5 190.773 -2.9 213.780 -7.0

Energy services(2)(4)

207.454 1.4 195.499 0.7 229.664 -3.1

Electricity(2)

218.395 0.7 205.218 1.7 282.198 -2.4

Utility (piped) gas service(2)

171.873 3.8 162.261 -2.6 142.251 -6.2

Household furnishings and operations

126.965 2.2 122.193 1.5 128.480 -1.9

Apparel

119.354 -6.0 125.434 -5.9 128.971 -11.0

Transportation

202.715 -3.2 198.368 -3.5 180.884 -4.6

Private transportation

200.967 -2.0 193.484 -1.9 184.528 -3.1

Motor fuel

196.756 -15.4 192.586 -14.5 188.492 -16.8

Gasoline

195.888 -15.4 191.608 -14.6 186.222 -16.8

Medical Care

522.528 4.2 548.668 3.2 694.815 0.6

Recreation(5)

122.188 1.5 128.545 2.5 116.973 -3.5

Education and Communication(5)

141.369 2.1 148.939 2.0 173.025 1.9

Other Goods and Services

463.656 2.3 513.994 2.4 513.063 2.1

Energy

198.858 -7.7 191.582 -8.1 201.231 -11.2

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.

 

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
Sep
2020
Percent change from
Sep
2019
Sep
2020
Percent change from
Sep
2019
Sep
2020
Percent change from
Sep
2019

All Items

254.004 1.5 269.960 1.4 281.670 0.6

All Items (1967 = 100)(1)

756.600   421.662   814.129  

Food and Beverages

267.656 4.0 273.416 3.9 278.016 6.4

Food

267.877 4.1 274.007 4.0 279.868 6.5

Food at home

250.765 4.1 259.822 4.3 259.855 7.8

Food away from home

297.752 4.0 302.256 3.6 322.242 4.0

Alcoholic beverages

262.880 2.3 262.020 2.8 253.957 4.1

Housing

269.391 2.1 291.878 1.7 304.359 1.6

Shelter

320.093 2.2 364.163 2.0 365.511 2.6

Rent of primary residence(2)

339.441 2.7 366.976 2.1 375.284 3.2

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

303.374 2.5 335.652 2.5 338.644 3.2

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

303.400 2.5 335.686 2.5 338.644 3.2

Fuels and utilities

245.108 1.3 222.344 -1.1 264.403 -3.4

Household energy

200.647 0.7 193.630 -2.0 214.883 -5.4

Energy services(2)(4)

206.320 1.4 197.105 0.8 230.015 -2.6

Electricity(2)

215.484 0.7 206.340 1.8 282.199 -2.4

Utility (piped) gas service(2)

171.620 3.8 164.199 -2.1 142.255 -6.2

Household furnishings and operations

121.400 2.6 115.632 2.1 132.371 -3.8

Apparel

118.511 -6.5 124.647 -5.7 132.663 -10.4

Transportation

203.178 -2.7 201.663 -2.9 184.955 -5.1

Private transportation

201.172 -2.1 196.550 -2.0 185.100 -4.4

Motor fuel

197.134 -15.6 192.739 -14.3 188.391 -16.8

Gasoline

196.362 -15.5 191.885 -14.3 186.224 -16.8

Medical Care

531.012 4.8 551.793 3.9 695.458 0.9

Recreation(5)

116.947 1.5 128.429 2.3 114.443 -3.9

Education and Communication(5)

129.258 2.6 135.436 2.6 153.065 2.0

Other Goods and Services

509.728 2.6 593.203 2.2 609.230 2.2

Energy

197.428 -8.2 191.960 -7.9 198.792 -11.0

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.