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
May
2017
Percent change from
May
2016
May
2017
Percent change from
May
2016
May
2017
Percent change from
May
2016

All Items

244.733 1.9 259.386 1.7 266.256 2.1

All Items (1967 = 100)(1)

733.110   408.453   773.880  

Food and Beverages

249.749 0.9 254.764 1.1 259.428 1.1

Food

250.016 0.9 254.942 1.2 260.444 1.0

Food at home

238.964 -0.2 246.032 0.3 246.542 0.5

Food away from home

268.128 2.3 271.597 2.4 284.485 1.7

Alcoholic beverages

244.785 1.0 251.273 0.5 252.275 2.3

Housing

250.376 3.1 275.226 2.5 270.157 2.6

Shelter

296.503 3.3 340.473 2.4 319.588 1.9

Rent of primary residence(2)

306.379 3.8 341.964 2.5 329.836 2.6

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

303.312 3.3 351.775 2.3 339.191 2.1

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

303.297 3.3 351.501 2.3 339.191 2.1

Fuels and utilities

236.615 4.6 218.578 6.3 264.662 9.7

Household energy

197.732 5.0 193.549 7.1 221.361 10.3

Energy services(2)(4)

202.401 4.8 195.078 6.6 235.321 10.1

Electricity(2)

210.541 2.7 203.013 4.7 277.650 9.7

Utility (piped) gas service(2)

174.901 12.8 164.472 12.0 154.001 11.3

Household furnishings and operations

121.234 -0.5 121.371 -1.1 128.787 -0.3

Apparel

126.563 -0.9 131.475 -1.1 146.570 2.2

Transportation

202.212 1.8 201.706 1.3 188.169 0.6

Private transportation

196.549 2.1 192.370 1.5 186.794 0.9

Motor fuel

210.313 5.9 209.584 7.5 203.890 4.4

Gasoline

209.441 5.8 208.757 7.5 201.682 4.3

Medical Care

473.512 2.7 491.976 1.6 635.502 -0.2

Recreation(5)

118.577 0.9 124.085 2.4 124.428 6.6

Education and Communication(5)

135.563 -2.5 139.595 -0.8 158.366 1.6

Other Goods and Services

431.911 2.4 474.721 3.6 474.681 6.0

Energy

203.132 5.4 200.152 7.3 212.173 7.8

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
May
2017
Percent change from
May
2016
May
2017
Percent change from
May
2016
May
2017
Percent change from
May
2016

All Items

238.609 1.8 255.598 1.8 264.713 2.2

All Items (1967 = 100)(1)

710.744   399.229   765.115  

Food and Beverages

248.751 0.8 253.453 1.1 255.203 0.9

Food

248.701 0.8 253.517 1.1 256.450 0.8

Food at home

237.894 -0.2 244.631 0.3 239.741 0.4

Food away from home

268.331 2.3 272.489 2.4 290.706 1.7

Alcoholic beverages

248.572 1.2 250.468 0.3 239.725 2.0

Housing

246.454 3.2 272.965 2.7 274.102 2.9

Shelter

289.268 3.4 336.551 2.4 323.342 2.1

Rent of primary residence(2)

303.219 3.8 337.380 2.5 329.836 2.6

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

273.864 3.2 309.745 2.3 298.090 2.1

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

273.865 3.2 309.773 2.3 298.090 2.1

Fuels and utilities

234.980 4.5 220.370 6.6 264.271 9.8

Household energy

195.970 4.8 195.295 7.5 220.165 10.2

Energy services(2)(4)

201.054 4.6 196.548 7.2 231.977 10.1

Electricity(2)

207.685 2.6 204.579 5.0 277.651 9.7

Utility (piped) gas service(2)

174.446 13.0 165.441 13.1 154.004 11.3

Household furnishings and operations

115.877 -0.8 113.143 -1.3 131.461 -0.9

Apparel

125.642 -1.3 130.737 -1.5 152.254 2.7

Transportation

200.603 1.9 202.950 1.6 192.365 1.3

Private transportation

196.433 2.0 195.245 1.7 189.604 1.4

Motor fuel

210.957 5.7 209.276 7.4 203.890 4.4

Gasoline

210.191 5.7 208.569 7.4 201.685 4.3

Medical Care

478.000 2.8 491.686 1.9 630.822 -0.3

Recreation(5)

114.238 0.8 125.323 3.1 123.321 7.8

Education and Communication(5)

124.958 -3.8 127.295 -2.0 142.469 0.6

Other Goods and Services

470.962 2.9 546.179 4.5 552.275 5.4

Energy

202.027 5.3 200.424 7.5 208.533 7.7

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.