Table 1. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U. S. city average, by expenditure category

Table 1. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, by expenditure category, December 2015
[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Expenditure category Relative
importance
Nov.
2015
Unadjusted indexes Unadjusted percent change Seasonally adjusted percent change
Dec.
2014
Nov.
2015
Dec.
2015
Dec.
2014-
Dec.
2015
Nov.
2015-
Dec.
2015
Sep.
2015-
Oct.
2015
Oct.
2015-
Nov.
2015
Nov.
2015-
Dec.
2015

All items

100.000 234.812 237.336 236.525 0.7 -0.3 0.2 0.0 -0.1

Food

14.239 245.976 248.306 247.903 0.8 -0.2 0.1 -0.1 -0.2

Food at home

8.329 242.457 242.240 241.375 -0.4 -0.4 0.1 -0.3 -0.5

Cereals and bakery products

1.139 270.635 273.752 273.245 1.0 -0.2 0.8 -0.5 -0.1

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

1.978 261.055 259.141 255.298 -2.2 -1.5 -0.5 -0.6 -1.4

Dairy and related products(1)

0.853 229.870 220.613 220.848 -3.9 0.1 -0.2 -0.6 0.1

Fruits and vegetables

1.367 297.429 298.037 299.078 0.6 0.3 0.5 0.6 -0.5

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials

0.948 166.978 167.498 167.482 0.3 0.0 0.2 -0.5 -0.1

Other food at home

2.045 206.831 209.315 208.915 1.0 -0.2 0.1 -0.3 -0.3

Food away from home(1)

5.909 252.628 258.805 259.097 2.6 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.1

Energy

7.168 209.785 189.267 183.378 -12.6 -3.1 0.3 -1.3 -2.4

Energy commodities

3.538 230.195 195.291 184.048 -20.0 -5.8 0.4 -2.4 -4.0

Fuel oil(1)

0.102 303.844 226.289 208.561 -31.4 -7.8 -1.1 -1.3 -7.8

Motor fuel

3.352 225.165 191.680 180.452 -19.9 -5.9 0.4 -2.5 -4.0

Gasoline (all types)

3.297 223.404 190.701 179.496 -19.7 -5.9 0.4 -2.4 -3.9

Energy services(2)

3.630 199.592 191.941 190.918 -4.3 -0.5 0.2 -0.1 -0.8

Electricity(2)

2.883 204.275 202.479 201.787 -1.2 -0.3 0.4 0.3 -0.4

Utility (piped) gas service(2)

0.747 182.908 157.750 155.746 -14.9 -1.3 -0.7 -1.9 -2.3

All items less food and energy

78.594 238.775 244.075 243.779 2.1 -0.1 0.2 0.2 0.1

Commodities less food and energy commodities

19.268 145.127 145.624 144.522 -0.4 -0.8 -0.1 -0.2 -0.1

Apparel

3.390 123.942 127.039 122.792 -0.9 -3.3 -0.8 -0.3 -0.2

New vehicles

3.520 146.524 146.804 146.817 0.2 0.0 -0.2 0.1 -0.1

Used cars and trucks

1.588 141.957 143.247 142.474 0.4 -0.5 -0.3 -0.1 0.1

Medical care commodities

1.786 349.750 356.286 355.030 1.5 -0.4 0.2 0.3 -0.1

Alcoholic beverages

1.011 238.856 240.512 240.128 0.5 -0.2 0.6 -0.1 -0.1

Tobacco and smoking products

0.731 916.707 943.157 949.439 3.6 0.7 0.4 0.5 0.3

Services less energy services

59.326 296.021 304.441 304.699 2.9 0.1 0.3 0.3 0.2

Shelter

33.349 273.598 281.932 282.394 3.2 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.2

Rent of primary residence(2)

7.321 280.874 290.322 291.204 3.7 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.2

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

24.781 281.288 289.480 290.133 3.1 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2

Medical care services

6.050 468.393 481.894 481.983 2.9 0.0 0.8 0.4 0.1

Physicians' services(2)

1.612 361.659 370.599 370.324 2.4 -0.1 0.0 1.1 0.0

Hospital services(2)(4)

1.912 282.547 294.765 294.377 4.2 -0.1 2.0 -0.2 0.0

Transportation services

5.725 286.585 294.800 294.081 2.6 -0.2 0.2 0.6 0.3

Motor vehicle maintenance and repair(1)

1.171 268.588 272.090 272.967 1.6 0.3 0.3 0.1 0.3

Motor vehicle insurance

2.392 448.933 471.933 474.392 5.7 0.5 -0.2 1.1 0.5

Airline fare

0.711 287.175 294.143 278.658 -3.0 -5.3 1.5 1.2 -1.1

Footnotes
(1) Not seasonally adjusted.
(2) This index series was calculated using a Laspeyres estimator. All other item stratum index series were calculated using a geometric means estimator.
(3) Indexes on a December 1982=100 base.
(4) Indexes on a December 1996=100 base.

NOTE: Index applies to a month as a whole, not to any specific date.

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