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, January 2015
[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Expenditure category Relative
importance
Dec.
2014
Unadjusted indexes Unadjusted percent change Seasonally adjusted percent change
Jan.
2014
Dec.
2014
Jan.
2015
Jan.
2014-
Jan.
2015
Dec.
2014-
Jan.
2015
Oct.
2014-
Nov.
2014
Nov.
2014-
Dec.
2014
Dec.
2014-
Jan.
2015

All items

100.000 233.916 234.812 233.707 -0.1 -0.5 -0.3 -0.3 -0.7

Food

14.257 238.872 245.976 246.538 3.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.0

Food at home

8.427 235.356 242.457 243.123 3.3 0.3 0.1 0.2 -0.2

Cereals and bakery products

1.138 271.151 270.635 273.589 0.9 1.1 -0.1 0.2 0.7

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

2.014 240.158 261.055 260.982 8.7 0.0 0.7 0.4 -0.1

Dairy and related products(1)

0.898 219.362 229.870 227.800 3.8 -0.9 -0.2 0.6 -0.9

Fruits and vegetables

1.379 292.095 297.429 298.781 2.3 0.5 -0.7 0.3 -0.9

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials

0.955 167.039 166.978 168.603 0.9 1.0 0.5 -0.4 0.1

Other food at home

2.043 204.575 206.831 207.218 1.3 0.2 0.2 0.2 -0.1

Food away from home(1)

5.830 245.481 252.628 253.037 3.1 0.2 0.4 0.3 0.2

Energy

8.030 239.551 209.785 192.619 -19.6 -8.2 -4.1 -4.7 -9.7

Energy commodities

4.215 294.165 230.195 192.221 -34.7 -16.5 -7.0 -9.0 -18.0

Fuel oil(1)

0.139 389.522 303.844 273.718 -29.7 -9.9 -3.5 -7.8 -9.9

Motor fuel

3.979 288.268 225.165 186.763 -35.2 -17.1 -7.2 -9.2 -18.6

Gasoline (all types)

3.904 286.607 223.404 185.142 -35.4 -17.1 -7.2 -9.2 -18.7

Energy services(2)

3.815 197.919 199.592 201.594 1.9 1.0 -0.3 0.8 -0.1

Electricity(2)

2.940 203.026 204.275 208.172 2.5 1.9 0.0 0.6 0.9

Utility (piped) gas service(2)

0.875 179.982 182.908 179.184 -0.4 -2.0 -1.3 1.4 -3.4

All items less food and energy

77.713 235.367 238.775 239.248 1.6 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.2

Commodities less food and energy commodities

19.408 146.025 145.127 144.865 -0.8 -0.2 -0.3 -0.2 -0.1

Apparel

3.343 124.275 123.942 122.527 -1.4 -1.1 -0.7 -0.8 0.3

New vehicles

3.551 145.880 146.524 146.558 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 -0.1

Used cars and trucks

1.591 147.386 141.957 141.461 -4.0 -0.3 -0.9 -0.8 -0.1

Medical care commodities

1.772 336.756 349.750 349.980 3.9 0.1 0.6 0.9 -0.3

Alcoholic beverages

1.015 236.340 238.856 238.718 1.0 -0.1 0.6 -0.3 -0.3

Tobacco and smoking products

0.718 896.539 916.707 917.733 2.4 0.1 0.3 0.4 -0.2

Services less energy services

58.305 289.779 296.021 296.979 2.5 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.3

Shelter

32.711 266.754 273.598 274.589 2.9 0.4 0.2 0.2 0.3

Rent of primary residence(2)

7.159 272.317 280.874 281.572 3.4 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.2

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

24.339 274.740 281.288 281.980 2.6 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2

Medical care services

5.944 459.618 468.393 470.030 2.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.1

Physicians' services(2)

1.590 356.796 361.659 362.740 1.7 0.3 0.4 0.2 0.1

Hospital services(2)(4)

1.853 272.485 282.547 284.225 4.3 0.6 0.3 0.5 0.2

Transportation services

5.625 280.687 286.585 286.644 2.1 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.4

Motor vehicle maintenance and repair(1)

1.168 263.718 268.588 268.869 2.0 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1

Motor vehicle insurance

2.300 429.585 448.933 451.007 5.0 0.5 0.3 0.3 0.6

Airline fare

0.702 291.836 287.175 283.152 -3.0 -1.4 -0.2 -2.0 -0.3

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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