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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
Mar
2021
Percent change from
Mar
2020
Mar
2021
Percent change from
Mar
2020
Mar
2021
Percent change from
Mar
2020

All Items

264.877 2.6 278.197 2.1 289.240 1.3

All Items (1967 = 100)(1)

793.455   438.075   840.685  

Food and Beverages

271.135 3.4 276.783 3.2 286.713 3.9

Food

271.812 3.5 277.661 3.3 288.899 3.7

Food at home

253.231 3.3 260.243 2.5 263.208 0.4

Food away from home

300.897 3.7 307.319 4.5 334.016 8.7

Alcoholic beverages

260.652 2.0 264.273 2.0 266.886 5.6

Housing

276.028 2.1 297.291 1.8 304.561 1.7

Shelter

330.122 1.7 369.937 1.3 360.418 1.2

Rent of primary residence(2)

345.717 1.8 373.351 1.4 375.726 2.2

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

339.565 2.0 383.526 1.6 388.654 2.1

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

339.589 2.0 383.196 1.6 388.654 2.1

Fuels and utilities

251.797 4.4 231.807 3.5 314.526 6.1

Household energy

206.271 4.7 202.646 3.4 263.506 5.7

Energy services(2)(4)

209.623 4.1 200.205 0.9 281.648 3.0

Electricity(2)

216.528 2.5 201.762 -0.8 315.096 0.9

Utility (piped) gas service(2)

185.624 9.8 182.207 4.7 214.344 7.3

Household furnishings and operations

128.350 3.1 125.826 4.4 133.185 2.0

Apparel

120.746 -2.5 126.937 -2.6 127.278 -6.6

Transportation

215.761 5.8 210.476 4.8 194.353 4.0

Private transportation

214.743 7.0 207.196 6.6 201.763 5.9

Motor fuel

248.681 22.2 242.183 19.2 238.316 12.2

Gasoline

247.652 22.5 241.208 19.4 235.775 12.3

Medical Care

524.734 1.8 548.730 0.5 697.383 -2.2

Recreation(5)

123.567 1.1 128.684 0.3 115.031 -6.4

Education and Communication(5)

141.289 1.5 149.349 1.7 174.023 2.2

Other Goods and Services

472.607 2.4 520.572 2.1 522.085 1.7

Energy

225.861 13.2 218.736 9.9 250.570 8.2

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
Mar
2021
Percent change from
Mar
2020
Mar
2021
Percent change from
Mar
2020
Mar
2021
Percent change from
Mar
2020

All Items

258.935 3.0 274.475 2.3 288.652 1.5

All Items (1967 = 100)(1)

771.287   428.715   834.309  

Food and Beverages

270.339 3.5 275.728 3.4 281.031 3.2

Food

270.535 3.6 276.465 3.6 283.001 3.1

Food at home

252.698 3.4 259.515 2.7 255.875 0.0

Food away from home

301.588 3.9 309.572 4.9 339.253 8.0

Alcoholic beverages

265.956 2.0 261.996 1.3 254.749 5.6

Housing

272.104 2.2 295.147 1.8 312.149 2.0

Shelter

323.156 1.8 366.128 1.4 367.002 1.5

Rent of primary residence(2)

342.388 1.9 368.397 1.4 375.726 2.2

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

306.564 2.0 337.666 1.6 341.560 2.1

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

306.590 2.0 337.715 1.6 341.560 2.1

Fuels and utilities

249.628 4.3 232.361 3.0 315.832 5.2

Household energy

204.280 4.6 203.253 2.9 263.220 5.0

Energy services(2)(4)

208.185 4.1 201.004 1.0 279.514 2.8

Electricity(2)

213.536 2.6 201.965 -0.7 315.097 0.9

Utility (piped) gas service(2)

185.520 10.1 183.282 4.6 214.350 7.3

Household furnishings and operations

121.942 2.7 117.927 3.6 140.093 3.0

Apparel

120.293 -2.5 125.926 -3.1 132.012 -6.1

Transportation

217.517 7.1 214.582 5.4 199.811 4.0

Private transportation

216.042 7.9 210.595 6.5 202.226 5.2

Motor fuel

249.200 22.2 241.279 18.7 238.495 12.3

Gasoline

248.285 22.5 240.528 18.9 235.778 12.3

Medical Care

532.342 1.8 551.469 0.6 697.717 -2.4

Recreation(5)

118.124 1.1 128.611 0.0 112.926 -7.4

Education and Communication(5)

129.019 1.8 135.551 2.1 154.366 2.5

Other Goods and Services

520.561 2.9 601.655 2.6 616.017 2.6

Energy

225.420 13.7 218.967 10.1 247.303 8.3

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.