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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-
Brockton-
Nashua
Dec
2015
Percent change from
Dec
2014
Dec
2015
Percent change from
Dec
2014
Dec
2015
Percent change from
Dec
2014

All Items

236.525 0.7 251.670 0.5

All Items (1967 = 100) (1)

708.524 396.303

Food and Beverages

247.468 0.8 252.100 0.7

Food

247.903 0.8 252.268 0.7

Food at home

241.375 -0.4 247.883 -0.3 245.727 0.2

Food away from home

259.097 2.6 261.919 2.2

Alcoholic beverages

240.128 0.5 248.763 0.2

Housing

239.514 2.1 265.320 1.3

Shelter

282.394 3.2 328.018 2.7 305.748 3.3

Rent of primary residence (2)

291.204 3.7 330.296 3.0 315.863 3.1

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

290.133 3.1 340.368 2.7 328.411 3.7

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

290.089 3.1 340.105 2.7 328.411 3.7

Fuels and utilities

223.521 -3.3 203.697 -7.3

Household energy

186.361 -5.4 179.319 -9.0 205.236 -13.4

Energy services (2) (4)

190.918 -4.3 181.210 -5.5 218.315 -9.1

Electricity (2)

201.787 -1.2 192.558 -1.9 238.965 -4.6

Utility (piped) gas service (2)

155.746 -14.9 144.327 -15.3 174.446 -18.6

Household furnishings and operations

122.100 -0.1 122.920 -0.1

Apparel

122.792 -0.9 128.090 1.5

Transportation

191.528 -4.1 193.211 -5.0

Private transportation

186.117 -4.4 184.880 -5.4

Motor fuel

180.452 -19.9 180.925 -22.6 179.752 -23.8

Gasoline

179.496 -19.7 180.106 -22.6 177.603 -23.8

Medical Care

451.072 2.6 470.813 2.2

Recreation (5)

115.625 0.7 120.123 0.9

Education and Communication (5)

139.388 1.4 141.178 2.4

Other Goods and Services

418.298 1.9 455.714 2.3

Energy

183.378 -12.6 180.170 -15.3 192.681 -17.9

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-Brockton-Nashua includes the PMSAs of Boston, Brockton, Fitchburg-Leominster, Lawrence, Lowell, Manchester, Nashua, New Bedford, Portsmouth-Rochester, and Worcester.

Schedule of Upcoming Releases for the Consumer Price Index

 

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-
Brockton-
Nashua
Dec
2015
Percent change from
Dec
2014
Dec
2015
Percent change from
Dec
2014
Dec
2015
Percent change from
Dec
2014

All Items

230.791 0.4 247.902 0.1

All Items (1967 = 100) (1)

687.456 387.209

Food and Beverages

246.807 0.7 250.798 0.6

Food

246.953 0.7 250.828 0.6

Food at home

240.433 -0.5 246.131 -0.4 239.359 0.1

Food away from home

259.283 2.6 262.436 2.5

Alcoholic beverages

243.298 0.7 248.398 0.3

Housing

235.946 2.0 263.064 1.2

Shelter

275.852 3.2 324.497 2.7 310.707 3.3

Rent of primary residence (2)

288.460 3.6 325.736 3.1 315.863 3.1

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

262.178 3.1 299.580 2.6 288.617 3.7

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

262.163 3.1 299.600 2.7 288.617 3.7

Fuels and utilities

222.445 -3.2 204.781 -6.7

Household energy

185.214 -5.2 180.392 -8.2 205.977 -12.1

Energy services (2) (4)

190.190 -4.4 181.844 -5.4 217.280 -9.4

Electricity (2)

199.413 -1.4 193.237 -1.8 238.966 -4.6

Utility (piped) gas service (2)

155.577 -15.1 145.099 -15.1 174.450 -18.6

Household furnishings and operations

117.120 -0.5 115.610 -0.5

Apparel

122.267 -1.0 127.538 1.2

Transportation

189.302 -4.5 193.723 -5.3

Private transportation

185.273 -4.8 186.714 -5.7

Motor fuel

181.068 -19.8 181.150 -22.7 179.751 -23.8

Gasoline

180.216 -19.6 180.401 -22.6 177.605 -23.8

Medical Care

454.393 2.7 469.540 2.5

Recreation (5)

111.379 0.4 120.474 0.7

Education and Communication (5)

130.334 1.0 130.411 1.5

Other Goods and Services

453.816 2.2 519.863 2.4

Energy

182.168 -13.0 180.004 -15.4 190.423 -17.5

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-Brockton-Nashua includes the PMSAs of Boston, Brockton, Fitchburg-Leominster, Lawrence, Lowell, Manchester, Nashua, New Bedford, Portsmouth-Rochester, and Worcester.

Schedule of Upcoming Releases for the Consumer Price Index
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