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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
Aug
2014
Percent change from
Aug
2013
Aug
2014
Percent change from
Aug
2013
Aug
2014
Percent change from
Aug
2013

All Items

237.852 1.7 253.185 1.3

All Items (1967 = 100) (1)

712.498 398.688

Food and Beverages

243.497 2.6 248.184 2.0

Food

243.811 2.7 248.085 2.0

Food at home

240.723 2.9 245.799 1.9 243.265 0.8

Food away from home

249.801 2.5 254.568 2.2

Alcoholic beverages

237.829 1.1 248.276 1.3

Housing

234.571 2.6 262.659 2.3

Shelter

271.675 2.9 318.800 2.6 293.269 2.9

Rent of primary residence (2)

277.048 3.2 318.041 2.7 303.097 2.6

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

278.621 2.7 329.624 2.6 311.630 3.0

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

278.600 2.7 329.482 2.6 311.630 3.0

Fuels and utilities

239.790 4.3 225.661 2.8

Household energy

207.603 4.5 203.648 2.7 209.047 3.7

Energy services (2) (4)

209.547 4.6 193.235 3.1 194.183 5.2

Electricity (2)

217.148 4.1 199.230 5.2 208.661 8.0

Utility (piped) gas service (2)

183.960 5.8 168.181 -2.3 162.261 -2.0

Household furnishings and operations

122.741 -1.4 124.391 -1.4

Apparel

125.726 0.0 129.552 0.3

Transportation

218.279 -0.4 217.996 -0.6

Private transportation

213.873 -0.3 210.969 -0.4

Motor fuel

302.101 -2.7 297.424 -3.3 300.821 -4.3

Gasoline

300.640 -2.8 296.181 -3.4 297.281 -4.3

Medical Care

435.777 2.1 455.688 1.6

Recreation (5)

115.311 0.0 119.552 -0.7

Education and Communication (5)

138.139 1.5 138.465 0.7

Other Goods and Services

408.898 1.6 440.729 1.7

Energy

250.951 0.4 242.939 -0.5 247.471 -0.4

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
Aug
2014
Percent change from
Aug
2013
Aug
2014
Percent change from
Aug
2013
Aug
2014
Percent change from
Aug
2013

All Items

234.030 1.6 251.100 1.2

All Items (1967 = 100) (1)

697.105 392.204

Food and Beverages

243.052 2.7 247.000 1.9

Food

243.178 2.8 246.904 2.0

Food at home

240.071 3.0 244.310 2.0 237.279 0.4

Food away from home

249.784 2.4 254.607 1.9

Alcoholic beverages

239.854 1.1 246.822 1.2

Housing

231.229 2.7 260.288 2.3

Shelter

264.922 2.9 314.738 2.5 297.652 2.8

Rent of primary residence (2)

274.597 3.1 313.570 2.6 303.097 2.6

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

252.083 2.6 290.436 2.6 273.869 3.0

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

252.077 2.6 290.436 2.6 273.869 3.0

Fuels and utilities

238.440 4.3 224.612 3.0

Household energy

205.791 4.5 202.096 2.9 200.570 3.1

Energy services (2) (4)

208.887 4.6 193.728 3.3 193.582 4.3

Electricity (2)

214.912 4.2 199.991 5.7 208.662 8.0

Utility (piped) gas service (2)

184.578 5.8 168.144 -2.7 162.265 -2.0

Household furnishings and operations

118.361 -1.6 117.774 -1.4

Apparel

124.596 -0.7 129.467 -1.0

Transportation

219.420 -0.5 220.744 -0.7

Private transportation

216.102 -0.5 215.032 -0.6

Motor fuel

303.140 -2.7 297.759 -3.3 300.859 -4.3

Gasoline

301.845 -2.8 296.718 -3.3 297.285 -4.3

Medical Care

438.636 1.9 453.134 1.5

Recreation (5)

111.478 -0.2 120.180 -1.3

Education and Communication (5)

130.208 1.1 129.684 0.1

Other Goods and Services

441.698 1.6 501.297 1.9

Energy

252.742 0.1 244.097 -0.5 242.324 -1.0

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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