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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
2019
Percent change from
Dec
2018
Dec
2019
Percent change from
Dec
2018
Dec
2019
Percent change from
Dec
2018

All Items

256.974 2.3 270.429 1.9    

All Items (1967 = 100)(1)

769.781   425.844      

Food and Beverages

259.403 1.7 265.571 1.9    

Food

259.823 1.8 266.209 2.0    

Food at home

241.750 0.7 251.134 1.0 255.142 1.2

Food away from home

288.078 3.1 292.114 3.2    

Alcoholic beverages

252.361 0.5 256.346 1.0    

Housing

268.236 2.6 289.370 1.6    

Shelter

321.766 3.2 360.599 2.0 350.481 2.7

Rent of primary residence(2)

336.789 3.7 366.084 3.0 365.705 2.4

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

330.527 3.3 374.302 2.2 376.453 3.0

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

330.569 3.3 373.986 2.2 376.453 3.0

Fuels and utilities

241.788 -0.2 228.305 -0.5    

Household energy

198.426 -1.0 200.981 -1.1 255.474 -1.0

Energy services(2)(4)

201.446 -1.2 197.669 -1.6 268.780 -1.5

Electricity(2)

209.725 -0.4 199.567 -0.8 304.177 0.1

Utility (piped) gas service(2)

173.652 -3.5 179.213 -3.2 200.074 -4.2

Household furnishings and operations

123.462 1.0 119.756 -0.1    

Apparel

119.111 -1.2 118.918 -4.2    

Transportation

208.482 1.9 204.829 1.1    

Private transportation

204.610 2.0 197.333 0.9    

Motor fuel

230.189 7.6 223.213 1.8 223.269 -2.8

Gasoline

228.857 7.9 222.068 1.8 220.686 -2.8

Medical Care

509.689 4.6 539.822 5.9    

Recreation(5)

121.545 1.5 126.481 2.0    

Education and Communication(5)

138.839 1.4 146.595 3.2    

Other Goods and Services

455.413 2.3 502.127 2.4    

Energy

212.982 3.4 210.063 0.1 239.637 -1.7

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-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
2019
Percent change from
Dec
2018
Dec
2019
Percent change from
Dec
2018
Dec
2019
Percent change from
Dec
2018

All Items

250.452 2.3 266.403 1.9    

All Items (1967 = 100)(1)

746.021   416.107      

Food and Beverages

258.208 1.7 264.163 1.8    

Food

258.221 1.7 264.575 1.9    

Food at home

241.033 0.8 250.152 1.0 248.643 1.2

Food away from home

288.119 3.0 293.121 3.1    

Alcoholic beverages

256.963 0.8 255.661 0.8    

Housing

264.317 2.6 287.505 1.7    

Shelter

314.846 3.3 357.060 2.2 356.806 2.7

Rent of primary residence(2)

333.299 3.7 361.272 3.0 365.705 2.4

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

298.390 3.3 329.216 2.2 330.837 3.0

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

298.420 3.3 329.251 2.2 330.837 3.0

Fuels and utilities

239.527 -0.5 229.000 -0.6    

Household energy

196.258 -1.2 201.652 -1.3 254.367 -1.2

Energy services(2)(4)

200.027 -1.3 198.959 -1.7 267.032 -1.4

Electricity(2)

206.636 -0.6 200.268 -0.9 304.178 0.1

Utility (piped) gas service(2)

173.595 -3.9 180.747 -3.0 200.079 -4.2

Household furnishings and operations

117.552 0.8 112.572 0.2    

Apparel

119.225 -0.9 119.367 -3.6    

Transportation

207.894 2.2 207.194 1.1    

Private transportation

204.687 2.3 200.587 1.0    

Motor fuel

230.617 7.9 222.770 1.7 223.248 -2.8

Gasoline

229.424 8.1 221.781 1.8 220.689 -2.8

Medical Care

516.071 5.0 541.283 6.2    

Recreation(5)

116.211 1.4 126.871 1.9    

Education and Communication(5)

126.492 1.2 132.550 3.0    

Other Goods and Services

499.468 2.8 580.334 2.4    

Energy

212.138 3.8 209.796 0.1 235.437 -2.0

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.