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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
Apr
2020
Percent change from
Apr
2019
Apr
2020
Percent change from
Apr
2019
Apr
2020
Percent change from
Apr
2019

All Items

256.389 0.3 271.325 0.8    

All Items (1967 = 100)(1)

768.029   427.254      

Food and Beverages

266.137 3.4 273.573 4.3    

Food

266.757 3.5 274.617 4.5    

Food at home

251.717 4.1 262.180 5.0 268.426 7.2

Food away from home

290.639 2.8 296.492 3.6    

Alcoholic beverages

256.423 1.9 258.802 2.0    

Housing

270.184 2.2 291.569 1.3    

Shelter

324.522 2.6 365.383 2.2 358.299 3.4

Rent of primary residence(2)

340.135 3.5 369.142 2.7 369.300 3.0

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

333.358 3.1 379.025 2.8 382.891 4.1

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

333.392 3.1 378.705 2.8 382.891 4.1

Fuels and utilities

239.897 -0.4 219.796 -4.5    

Household energy

195.534 -1.4 191.620 -5.9 245.883 -6.8

Energy services(2)(4)

200.899 -0.2 197.091 -1.6 273.278 -1.6

Electricity(2)

211.040 0.2 202.391 -0.7 312.100 -1.2

Utility (piped) gas service(2)

167.751 -1.9 172.177 -3.8 199.773 -2.4

Household furnishings and operations

124.961 1.3 120.596 0.3    

Apparel

118.394 -5.7 122.783 -5.0    

Transportation

193.732 -9.5 192.380 -8.0    

Private transportation

191.079 -9.0 186.784 -7.3    

Motor fuel

170.378 -31.7 180.260 -24.3 184.985 -20.7

Gasoline

168.891 -32.0 179.103 -24.4 182.696 -20.7

Medical Care

517.053 4.8 549.330 5.8    

Recreation(5)

121.935 0.9 128.377 2.2    

Education and Communication(5)

139.378 1.6 147.043 2.9    

Other Goods and Services

461.294 2.8 511.241 3.2    

Energy

183.081 -17.7 187.095 -14.1 217.981 -12.3

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
Apr
2020
Percent change from
Apr
2019
Apr
2020
Percent change from
Apr
2019
Apr
2020
Percent change from
Apr
2019

All Items

249.515 0.1 267.161 0.8    

All Items (1967 = 100)(1)

743.230   417.290      

Food and Beverages

265.363 3.5 272.539 4.4    

Food

265.458 3.6 273.254 4.5    

Food at home

251.055 4.1 261.055 5.0 261.442 7.1

Food away from home

291.016 2.8 298.030 3.7    

Alcoholic beverages

262.715 2.8 259.159 2.2    

Housing

266.340 2.3 289.705 1.5    

Shelter

317.566 2.8 361.414 2.3 363.541 3.6

Rent of primary residence(2)

336.682 3.5 364.277 2.6 369.300 3.0

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

300.956 3.1 333.425 2.8 336.495 4.1

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

300.988 3.1 333.462 2.8 336.495 4.1

Fuels and utilities

238.191 -0.2 221.935 -3.6    

Household energy

194.007 -1.1 193.834 -4.8 248.275 -5.5

Energy services(2)(4)

199.328 -0.3 197.684 -1.7 271.735 -1.5

Electricity(2)

207.884 0.1 202.491 -0.9 312.102 -1.2

Utility (piped) gas service(2)

166.743 -2.1 173.021 -3.6 199.778 -2.4

Household furnishings and operations

119.338 1.4 114.217 1.1    

Apparel

118.269 -5.3 122.670 -3.2    

Transportation

192.314 -10.2 195.278 -7.7    

Private transportation

189.752 -10.0 189.710 -7.5    

Motor fuel

170.364 -32.0 180.665 -23.8 184.829 -20.7

Gasoline

169.020 -32.3 179.608 -24.0 182.698 -20.7

Medical Care

524.534 5.4 552.290 6.5    

Recreation(5)

116.480 0.9 128.729 2.2    

Education and Communication(5)

126.979 1.4 132.955 2.7    

Other Goods and Services

505.629 2.9 588.856 2.9    

Energy

180.701 -18.8 186.658 -14.1 213.558 -12.6

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.