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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
Jan
2015
Percent change from
Jan
2014
Jan
2015
Percent change from
Jan
2014
Jan
2015
Percent change from
Jan
2014

All Items

233.707 -0.1 250.016 -0.4 254.556 0.6

All Items (1967 = 100) (1)

700.083 393.699 739.873

Food and Beverages

246.100 3.1 250.774 2.7 254.439 1.7

Food

246.538 3.2 250.847 2.8 254.776 1.7

Food at home

243.123 3.3 248.942 3.0 246.456 2.0

Food away from home

253.037 3.1 256.799 2.5 268.272 1.1

Alcoholic beverages

238.718 1.0 248.652 1.5 254.365 2.0

Housing

235.485 2.3 263.363 0.9 256.155 3.2

Shelter

274.589 2.9 320.295 2.1 295.784 3.0

Rent of primary residence (2)

281.572 3.4 321.124 2.4 307.346 2.6

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

281.980 2.6 332.339 1.9 317.139 3.3

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

281.951 2.6 332.166 1.9 317.139 3.3

Fuels and utilities

232.309 1.0 225.280 -4.6 285.501 7.7

Household energy

198.143 -0.1 203.231 -5.8 245.166 8.6

Energy services (2) (4)

201.594 1.9 201.727 -1.1 255.333 21.5

Electricity (2)

208.172 2.5 210.584 1.4 277.768 29.9

Utility (piped) gas service (2)

179.184 -0.4 169.493 -7.7 207.157 5.0

Household furnishings and operations

122.351 -1.1 123.219 -2.1 128.224 -0.6

Apparel

122.527 -1.4 127.778 1.5 144.833 3.0

Transportation

190.871 -10.6 195.235 -9.6 182.833 -11.3

Private transportation

185.461 -11.2 187.107 -10.4 180.855 -11.9

Motor fuel

186.763 -35.2 196.553 -32.8 194.587 -33.9

Gasoline

185.142 -35.4 195.288 -32.9 192.176 -33.9

Medical Care

440.969 2.6 462.132 3.2 598.852 2.9

Recreation (5)

115.288 0.0 119.495 -1.5 115.464 1.4

Education and Communication (5)

137.604 0.4 138.118 0.3 150.755 1.1

Other Goods and Services

412.545 1.8 448.803 2.7 445.613 2.6

Energy

192.619 -19.6 200.653 -19.1 221.409 -12.8

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
Jan
2015
Percent change from
Jan
2014
Jan
2015
Percent change from
Jan
2014
Jan
2015
Percent change from
Jan
2014

All Items

228.294 -0.8 246.795 -0.9 254.407 0.1

All Items (1967 = 100) (1)

680.018 385.481 735.327

Food and Beverages

245.661 3.2 249.654 2.7 251.159 1.6

Food

245.866 3.3 249.660 2.8 251.794 1.6

Food at home

242.358 3.4 247.490 3.1 240.496 1.9

Food away from home

253.158 3.1 256.619 2.3 272.925 0.9

Alcoholic beverages

241.231 0.9 247.689 1.6 242.977 2.1

Housing

232.167 2.3 261.526 0.8 261.902 3.8

Shelter

268.097 2.9 316.653 2.1 300.794 3.0

Rent of primary residence (2)

279.060 3.4 316.496 2.3 307.346 2.6

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

255.026 2.6 292.667 1.9 278.711 3.3

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

255.017 2.6 292.666 1.9 278.711 3.3

Fuels and utilities

231.044 1.2 226.003 -3.9 286.572 11.2

Household energy

196.575 0.3 203.577 -4.9 244.087 12.3

Energy services (2) (4)

200.659 1.9 202.292 -1.1 254.263 20.8

Electricity (2)

205.910 2.6 211.254 1.6 277.769 29.9

Utility (piped) gas service (2)

179.096 -1.0 169.986 -8.1 207.162 5.0

Household furnishings and operations

117.832 -1.6 116.277 -2.6 131.687 -1.1

Apparel

122.199 -1.2 128.087 2.2 151.737 2.6

Transportation

188.548 -11.9 195.778 -10.2 186.170 -12.2

Private transportation

184.578 -12.3 189.024 -11.0 183.316 -12.7

Motor fuel

187.311 -35.3 197.227 -32.6 194.527 -33.9

Gasoline

185.640 -35.5 195.741 -32.9 192.179 -33.9

Medical Care

443.836 2.6 459.747 3.2 590.121 2.8

Recreation (5)

111.271 -0.3 120.156 -1.7 115.524 0.3

Education and Communication (5)

129.129 -0.3 128.392 -1.0 137.816 -0.8

Other Goods and Services

446.361 1.9 510.950 2.8 516.565 2.6

Energy

190.941 -20.8 199.914 -19.5 217.297 -12.5

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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