Consumer Price Index

Table 1. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, by expenditure category, November 2011
[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Expenditure category Relative
importance
Oct.
2011
Unadjusted indexes Unadjusted percent change Seasonally adjusted percent change
Nov.
2010
Oct.
2011
Nov.
2011
Nov.
2010-
Nov.
2011
Oct.
2011-
Nov.
2011
Aug.
2011-
Sep.
2011
Sep.
2011-
Oct.
2011
Oct.
2011-
Nov.
2011

All items

100.000 218.803 226.421 226.230 3.4 -0.1 0.3 -0.1 0.0

Food

13.908 220.617 231.017 230.790 4.6 -0.1 0.4 0.1 0.1

Food at home

8.028 216.538 230.196 229.380 5.9 -0.4 0.6 0.1 -0.1

Cereals and bakery products

1.117 249.944 265.433 265.552 6.2 0.0 0.9 0.4 0.3

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

1.887 212.957 227.853 227.583 6.9 -0.1 0.4 0.5 -0.1

Dairy and related products(1)

0.882 201.277 219.493 218.767 8.7 -0.3 1.2 0.1 -0.3

Fruits and vegetables

1.144 269.917 284.269 282.605 4.7 -0.6 0.9 -1.7 -0.6

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials

0.953 161.427 169.137 168.606 4.4 -0.3 0.0 0.5 0.2

Other food at home

2.045 190.152 201.315 199.924 5.1 -0.7 0.6 0.4 -0.1

Food away from home(1)

5.881 227.512 233.459 234.046 2.9 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.3

Energy

9.714 211.970 240.902 238.177 12.4 -1.1 2.0 -2.0 -1.6

Energy commodities

6.039 248.928 300.916 298.530 19.9 -0.8 2.7 -2.9 -2.1

Fuel oil(1)

0.231 298.220 362.809 372.654 25.0 2.7 -0.7 -0.5 2.7

Motor fuel

5.702 245.165 296.944 294.049 19.9 -1.0 2.9 -3.1 -2.4

Gasoline (all types)

5.457 244.345 295.877 292.486 19.7 -1.1 2.9 -3.1 -2.4

Energy services(2)

3.676 187.335 193.843 190.572 1.7 -1.7 0.7 -0.4 -0.7

Electricity(2)

2.852 188.198 197.003 193.193 2.7 -1.9 0.7 0.4 0.4

Utility (piped) gas service(2)

0.823 182.120 181.220 179.708 -1.3 -0.8 0.8 -3.0 -4.4

All items less food and energy

76.377 222.077 226.743 226.859 2.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2

Commodities less food and energy commodities

20.814 143.594 147.068 146.811 2.2 -0.2 -0.2 -0.1 0.1

Apparel

3.767 121.498 127.590 127.285 4.8 -0.2 -1.1 0.4 0.6

New vehicles

3.498 138.222 142.535 142.736 3.3 0.1 0.0 -0.3 -0.3

Used cars and trucks

2.116 142.250 151.494 149.230 4.9 -1.5 -0.6 -0.6 -0.1

Medical care commodities(1)

1.625 316.794 325.962 326.624 3.1 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.2

Alcoholic beverages

1.033 224.490 227.606 227.363 1.3 -0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0

Tobacco and smoking products(1)

0.893 820.854 842.785 843.604 2.8 0.1 0.7 0.0 0.1

Services less energy services

55.563 269.509 274.851 275.224 2.1 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.2

Shelter

31.446 248.738 253.101 253.312 1.8 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.2

Rent of primary residence(2)

5.842 250.317 255.651 256.367 2.4 0.3 0.2 0.4 0.2

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

24.444 257.202 261.034 261.503 1.7 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.1

Medical care services

4.979 414.850 427.467 429.191 3.5 0.4 0.2 0.5 0.5

Physicians' services(2)

1.465 333.869 342.266 342.435 2.6 0.0 0.1 0.5 0.2

Hospital services(2)(4)

1.463 232.298 244.592 246.587 6.2 0.8 0.1 0.7 0.8

Transportation services

6.084 263.265 269.487 270.117 2.6 0.2 0.5 0.1 0.1

Motor vehicle maintenance and repair(1)

1.160 249.872 255.774 255.663 2.3 0.0 0.8 0.2 0.0

Motor vehicle insurance

2.539 384.085 391.893 395.491 3.0 0.9 0.3 0.2 0.3

Airline fare

0.839 282.695 304.031 302.635 7.1 -0.5 1.0 -0.1 0.0

Footnotes
(1) Not seasonally adjusted.
(2) This index series was calculated using a Laspeyres estimator. All other item stratum index series were calculated using a geometric means estimator.
(3) Indexes on a December 1982=100 base.
(4) Indexes on a December 1996=100 base.

NOTE: Index applies to a month as a whole, not to any specific date.

Last Modified Date: January 19, 2012

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