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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
May
2015
Percent change from
May
2014
May
2015
Percent change from
May
2014
May
2015
Percent change from
May
2014

All Items

237.805 0.0 252.770 -0.3 256.839 0.6

All Items (1967 = 100) (1)

712.357 398.035 746.509

Food and Beverages

245.846 1.6 251.356 1.7 254.437 1.6

Food

246.187 1.6 251.457 1.7 254.940 1.7

Food at home

241.019 0.6 248.838 1.1 245.976 1.5

Food away from home

255.322 3.0 258.477 2.7 269.653 2.0

Alcoholic beverages

239.800 1.2 248.871 1.0 252.662 0.7

Housing

237.175 1.9 263.998 0.7 255.605 2.3

Shelter

277.563 2.9 323.612 2.0 302.001 3.2

Rent of primary residence (2)

284.245 3.5 323.764 2.5 311.139 3.3

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

284.473 2.8 334.672 2.0 321.843 4.0

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

284.442 2.8 334.468 2.0 321.843 4.0

Fuels and utilities

228.748 -2.4 213.340 -6.6 241.306 -2.9

Household energy

193.538 -4.5 190.234 -8.1 202.045 -3.6

Energy services (2) (4)

197.083 -3.3 187.136 -4.4 203.852 5.1

Electricity (2)

207.683 0.5 197.806 0.2 242.717 17.6

Utility (piped) gas service (2)

162.639 -15.4 151.500 -16.2 127.153 -23.3

Household furnishings and operations

123.207 -0.1 123.998 -0.8 129.335 1.2

Apparel

127.083 -1.5 131.321 0.5 152.581 5.3

Transportation

206.386 -7.6 205.061 -7.8 192.761 -9.0

Private transportation

200.528 -7.9 195.963 -8.4 190.081 -9.4

Motor fuel

239.141 -25.0 228.019 -26.9 227.776 -27.4

Gasoline

238.170 -25.0 227.031 -26.9 225.082 -27.4

Medical Care

447.213 2.8 469.261 3.1 599.276 1.8

Recreation (5)

116.190 0.1 121.212 0.8 117.594 3.7

Education and Communication (5)

137.400 0.1 137.969 0.3 150.823 1.8

Other Goods and Services

412.841 1.4 446.595 1.6 445.594 1.5

Energy

214.330 -16.3 206.175 -17.8 211.791 -16.4

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
May
2015
Percent change from
May
2014
May
2015
Percent change from
May
2014
May
2015
Percent change from
May
2014

All Items

232.908 -0.6 249.756 -0.8 256.286 0.1

All Items (1967 = 100) (1)

693.763 390.105 740.760

Food and Beverages

245.274 1.6 250.313 1.7 251.181 1.6

Food

245.382 1.6 250.325 1.7 251.940 1.6

Food at home

240.200 0.7 247.463 1.2 239.978 1.5

Food away from home

255.467 3.0 258.558 2.5 274.569 1.9

Alcoholic beverages

242.358 1.3 248.247 1.2 241.406 0.6

Housing

233.512 1.8 261.503 0.6 259.197 2.5

Shelter

270.737 2.9 319.607 2.0 306.499 3.3

Rent of primary residence (2)

281.661 3.4 319.120 2.4 311.139 3.3

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

257.192 2.7 294.603 1.9 282.845 4.0

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

257.182 2.7 294.611 1.9 282.845 4.0

Fuels and utilities

227.539 -2.3 213.519 -6.1 237.365 -1.2

Household energy

192.067 -4.2 190.142 -7.5 197.679 -1.6

Energy services (2) (4)

196.243 -3.3 187.541 -4.6 201.280 4.0

Electricity (2)

205.292 0.4 198.530 0.2 242.718 17.6

Utility (piped) gas service (2)

162.090 -16.3 151.401 -16.6 127.156 -23.3

Household furnishings and operations

118.442 -0.7 116.855 -1.2 132.676 0.8

Apparel

126.787 -1.0 131.211 0.8 158.502 4.6

Transportation

205.607 -8.3 206.300 -8.2 197.278 -9.7

Private transportation

201.411 -8.5 198.962 -8.8 193.935 -10.0

Motor fuel

240.228 -25.0 228.025 -27.0 227.795 -27.4

Gasoline

239.433 -24.9 227.164 -27.0 225.085 -27.4

Medical Care

449.766 2.7 466.964 3.1 590.058 1.7

Recreation (5)

112.171 -0.1 122.503 1.1 117.247 2.1

Education and Communication (5)

128.800 -0.7 127.971 -1.0 137.919 0.3

Other Goods and Services

447.024 1.7 509.901 2.2 517.691 1.8

Energy

214.808 -16.9 206.331 -18.3 207.752 -16.4

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
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