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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
Feb
2015
Percent change from
Feb
2014
Feb
2015
Percent change from
Feb
2014
Feb
2015
Percent change from
Feb
2014

All Items

234.722 0.0 250.619 -0.2

All Items (1967 = 100) (1)

703.122 394.648

Food and Beverages

246.269 2.8 250.897 2.6

Food

246.680 3.0 250.917 2.7

Food at home

242.906 2.9 248.881 2.9 249.168 4.1

Food away from home

253.719 3.1 257.064 2.3

Alcoholic beverages

239.269 1.3 249.447 1.3

Housing

236.016 2.2 264.049 1.3

Shelter

275.390 3.0 321.074 2.3 297.601 3.1

Rent of primary residence (2)

282.389 3.5 321.961 2.8 308.584 2.8

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

282.579 2.7 332.996 2.1 318.735 3.5

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

282.549 2.7 332.815 2.1 318.735 3.5

Fuels and utilities

231.912 0.0 226.898 -2.5

Household energy

197.375 -1.4 204.961 -3.2 241.857 5.4

Energy services (2) (4)

200.685 0.9 203.334 3.2 250.975 18.3

Electricity (2)

208.696 3.2 214.691 8.6 277.768 29.9

Utility (piped) gas service (2)

173.978 -6.5 165.164 -10.5 194.970 -4.0

Household furnishings and operations

122.601 -0.8 122.954 -1.7

Apparel

124.457 -0.8 131.201 2.2

Transportation

193.944 -9.7 195.156 -9.8

Private transportation

188.542 -10.2 186.628 -10.8

Motor fuel

196.272 -32.7 192.644 -34.4 191.189 -34.6

Gasoline

194.883 -32.8 191.458 -34.4 188.823 -34.6

Medical Care

442.783 2.3 465.554 3.4

Recreation (5)

115.593 -0.1 120.103 -0.9

Education and Communication (5)

137.560 0.4 137.904 0.3

Other Goods and Services

411.837 1.5 444.710 1.8

Energy

196.597 -18.8 200.035 -18.7 218.085 -14.5

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

 

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
Feb
2015
Percent change from
Feb
2014
Feb
2015
Percent change from
Feb
2014
Feb
2015
Percent change from
Feb
2014

All Items

229.421 -0.6 247.352 -0.8

All Items (1967 = 100) (1)

683.374 386.350

Food and Beverages

245.733 2.9 249.706 2.6

Food

245.921 3.0 249.669 2.7

Food at home

242.026 3.0 247.339 3.1 243.051 4.0

Food away from home

253.860 3.1 256.920 2.1

Alcoholic beverages

241.567 1.1 248.489 1.5

Housing

232.601 2.2 262.144 1.3

Shelter

268.800 3.0 317.317 2.2 302.507 3.1

Rent of primary residence (2)

279.847 3.5 317.256 2.7 308.584 2.8

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

255.525 2.6 293.220 2.0 280.113 3.5

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

255.517 2.6 293.221 2.0 280.113 3.5

Fuels and utilities

230.586 0.2 227.493 -1.6

Household energy

195.752 -1.0 205.154 -2.1 240.160 8.8

Energy services (2) (4)

199.728 0.9 203.713 2.9 249.534 17.3

Electricity (2)

206.305 3.1 215.224 8.7 277.769 29.9

Utility (piped) gas service (2)

173.760 -7.2 165.439 -11.2 194.975 -4.0

Household furnishings and operations

118.029 -1.3 115.905 -2.4

Apparel

124.036 -0.4 131.284 2.7

Transportation

192.069 -10.8 195.642 -10.5

Private transportation

188.100 -11.2 188.649 -11.3

Motor fuel

197.251 -32.6 193.043 -34.3 191.132 -34.6

Gasoline

195.883 -32.7 191.687 -34.4 188.826 -34.6

Medical Care

445.601 2.2 463.066 3.4

Recreation (5)

111.699 -0.3 120.956 -1.1

Education and Communication (5)

129.062 -0.3 128.128 -0.9

Other Goods and Services

445.748 1.7 507.451 2.4

Energy

195.436 -19.8 198.906 -19.3 213.681 -14.2

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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