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Table 1. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U. S. city average, by expenditure category

Table 1. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, by expenditure category, December 2014
[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Expenditure category Relative
importance
Nov.
2014
Unadjusted indexes Unadjusted percent change Seasonally adjusted percent change
Dec.
2013
Nov.
2014
Dec.
2014
Dec.
2013-
Dec.
2014
Nov.
2014-
Dec.
2014
Sep.
2014-
Oct.
2014
Oct.
2014-
Nov.
2014
Nov.
2014-
Dec.
2014

All items

100.000 233.049 236.151 234.812 0.8 -0.6 0.0 -0.3 -0.4

Food

14.131 237.869 245.192 245.976 3.4 0.3 0.1 0.2 0.3

Food at home

8.348 233.802 241.576 242.457 3.7 0.4 0.1 0.1 0.3

Cereals and bakery products

1.130 269.267 270.344 270.635 0.5 0.1 0.3 -0.2 0.2

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

1.998 239.102 260.457 261.055 9.2 0.2 -0.4 0.6 0.3

Dairy and related products(1)

0.888 218.376 228.412 229.870 5.3 0.6 0.5 -0.2 0.6

Fruits and vegetables

1.355 288.136 293.978 297.429 3.2 1.2 0.9 -0.7 0.4

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials

0.953 165.767 167.511 166.978 0.7 -0.3 0.6 0.5 -0.4

Other food at home

2.025 203.720 206.210 206.831 1.5 0.3 -0.4 0.4 0.3

Food away from home(1)

5.783 245.300 251.987 252.628 3.0 0.3 0.2 0.4 0.3

Energy

8.443 234.542 221.844 209.785 -10.6 -5.4 -1.9 -3.8 -4.7

Energy commodities

4.691 289.461 257.629 230.195 -20.5 -10.6 -3.0 -6.4 -9.1

Fuel oil(1)

0.150 375.607 329.681 303.844 -19.1 -7.8 -4.0 -3.5 -7.8

Motor fuel

4.444 284.445 252.897 225.165 -20.8 -11.0 -3.1 -6.6 -9.3

Gasoline (all types)

4.364 282.773 251.172 223.404 -21.0 -11.1 -3.0 -6.6 -9.4

Energy services(2)

3.753 192.394 197.459 199.592 3.7 1.1 -0.2 -0.3 1.0

Electricity(2)

2.903 198.043 202.889 204.275 3.1 0.7 0.5 0.1 0.8

Utility (piped) gas service(2)

0.850 172.898 178.558 182.908 5.8 2.4 -2.7 -1.7 1.5

All items less food and energy

77.426 235.000 239.248 238.775 1.6 -0.2 0.2 0.1 0.0

Commodities less food and energy commodities

19.473 146.277 146.439 145.127 -0.8 -0.9 0.0 -0.4 -0.3

Apparel

3.461 126.461 129.023 123.942 -2.0 -3.9 -0.2 -1.1 -1.2

New vehicles

3.529 145.766 146.481 146.524 0.5 0.0 0.2 -0.1 -0.1

Used cars and trucks

1.606 148.183 144.151 141.957 -4.2 -1.5 -0.9 -1.2 -1.2

Medical care commodities

1.751 333.801 347.616 349.750 4.8 0.6 0.0 0.6 1.0

Alcoholic beverages

1.012 235.804 239.551 238.856 1.3 -0.3 0.1 0.8 -0.3

Tobacco and smoking products(1)

0.708 890.438 909.610 916.707 3.0 0.8 0.6 0.0 0.8

Services less energy services

57.953 289.001 295.911 296.021 2.4 0.0 0.3 0.2 0.1

Shelter

32.482 265.881 273.233 273.598 2.9 0.1 0.2 0.3 0.2

Rent of primary residence(2)

7.099 271.688 280.123 280.874 3.4 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.2

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

24.163 274.135 280.840 281.288 2.6 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2

Medical care services

5.899 457.296 467.482 468.393 2.4 0.2 0.2 0.4 0.3

Physicians' services(2)

1.578 356.469 361.001 361.659 1.5 0.2 0.1 0.5 0.3

Hospital services(2)(4)

1.835 269.365 281.491 282.547 4.9 0.4 0.2 0.2 0.5

Transportation services

5.624 281.680 288.174 286.585 1.7 -0.6 0.8 0.3 -0.5

Motor vehicle maintenance and repair(1)

1.161 263.081 268.389 268.588 2.1 0.1 0.3 0.1 0.1

Motor vehicle insurance

2.279 428.640 447.271 448.933 4.7 0.4 0.6 0.2 0.3

Airline fare

0.743 301.357 305.885 287.175 -4.7 -6.1 2.4 1.4 -5.0

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.

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Last Modified Date: January 16, 2015
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