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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
2014
Percent change from
Dec
2013
Dec
2014
Percent change from
Dec
2013
Dec
2014
Percent change from
Dec
2013

All Items

234.812 0.8 250.519 0.4

All Items (1967 = 100) (1)

703.393 394.492

Food and Beverages

245.585 3.3 250.444 3.0

Food

245.976 3.4 250.516 3.1

Food at home

242.457 3.7 248.691 3.5 245.234 3.1

Food away from home

252.628 3.0 256.346 2.6

Alcoholic beverages

238.856 1.3 248.323 1.2

Housing

234.658 2.5 261.939 1.5

Shelter

273.598 2.9 319.376 2.2 295.915 3.3

Rent of primary residence (2)

280.874 3.4 320.606 2.6 306.443 2.6

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

281.288 2.6 331.392 2.0 316.549 3.6

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

281.261 2.6 331.222 1.9 316.549 3.6

Fuels and utilities

231.150 3.0 219.675 -1.2

Household energy

197.092 2.5 197.158 -2.0 236.971 7.8

Energy services (2) (4)

199.592 3.7 191.825 1.6 240.057 17.0

Electricity (2)

204.275 3.1 196.345 2.8 250.453 21.4

Utility (piped) gas service (2)

182.908 5.8 170.300 -1.4 214.284 8.6

Household furnishings and operations

122.237 -0.9 123.004 -1.4

Apparel

123.942 -2.0 126.185 -0.3

Transportation

199.777 -6.2 203.360 -6.0

Private transportation

194.641 -6.4 195.468 -6.2

Motor fuel

225.165 -20.8 233.855 -19.7 235.814 -19.9

Gasoline

223.404 -21.0 232.565 -19.7 232.966 -20.0

Medical Care

439.720 3.0 460.596 3.1

Recreation (5)

114.875 0.0 119.093 -0.6

Education and Communication (5)

137.410 0.4 137.850 0.0

Other Goods and Services

410.642 1.6 445.391 2.6

Energy

209.785 -10.6 212.652 -10.9 234.771 -6.4

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
2014
Percent change from
Dec
2013
Dec
2014
Percent change from
Dec
2013
Dec
2014
Percent change from
Dec
2013

All Items

229.909 0.3 247.631 0.0

All Items (1967 = 100) (1)

684.828 386.786

Food and Beverages

245.124 3.4 249.281 3.0

Food

245.277 3.5 249.268 3.1

Food at home

241.683 3.8 247.143 3.6 239.049 2.8

Food away from home

252.709 3.0 256.138 2.3

Alcoholic beverages

241.499 1.2 247.652 1.3

Housing

231.419 2.6 259.910 1.4

Shelter

267.261 2.9 315.821 2.1 300.686 3.2

Rent of primary residence (2)

278.363 3.3 315.960 2.5 306.443 2.6

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

254.402 2.5 291.848 1.9 278.192 3.6

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

254.395 2.5 291.849 1.9 278.192 3.6

Fuels and utilities

229.818 3.3 219.499 -0.7

Household energy

195.457 2.9 196.590 -1.3 234.429 10.6

Energy services (2) (4)

198.850 3.9 192.219 1.6 239.928 16.6

Electricity (2)

202.296 3.4 196.690 2.9 250.454 21.4

Utility (piped) gas service (2)

183.348 5.8 170.858 -1.8 214.289 8.6

Household furnishings and operations

117.760 -1.4 116.202 -1.8

Apparel

123.453 -1.9 125.970 -0.4

Transportation

198.296 -7.0 204.480 -6.3

Private transportation

194.522 -7.2 198.023 -6.6

Motor fuel

225.866 -20.9 234.487 -19.5 235.793 -20.0

Gasoline

224.107 -21.0 233.101 -19.6 232.969 -20.0

Medical Care

442.519 2.9 458.177 3.1

Recreation (5)

110.966 -0.3 119.631 -1.3

Education and Communication (5)

129.062 -0.3 128.493 -1.0

Other Goods and Services

444.238 1.8 507.619 2.9

Energy

209.415 -11.3 212.759 -11.2 230.841 -6.0

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-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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