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
2016
Percent change from
Aug
2015
Aug
2016
Percent change from
Aug
2015
Aug
2016
Percent change from
Aug
2015

All Items

240.853 1.1 255.605 1.1    

All Items (1967 = 100) (1)

721.489   402.500      

Food and Beverages

247.420 0.1 252.298 0.1    

Food

247.719 0.0 252.325 0.1    

Food at home

238.088 -1.9 244.587 -1.8 246.945 0.0

Food away from home

263.649 2.8 267.145 2.8    

Alcoholic beverages

242.009 1.1 250.758 0.4    

Housing

245.472 2.6 270.680 2.2    

Shelter

289.605 3.4 336.263 3.0 315.846 3.8

Rent of primary residence (2)

297.916 3.8 335.487 2.9 324.190 3.6

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

296.521 3.3 346.822 2.8 335.430 3.5

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

296.488 3.3 346.541 2.8 335.430 3.5

Fuels and utilities

234.407 0.2 207.358 -0.7    

Household energy

196.863 -0.7 182.288 -1.4 200.531 9.3

Energy services (2) (4)

202.521 -0.4 185.251 0.1 213.951 15.0

Electricity (2)

214.222 -0.7 196.601 -0.7 251.627 14.2

Utility (piped) gas service (2)

164.715 1.1 148.078 2.5 141.385 19.6

Household furnishings and operations

121.048 -0.9 120.230 -1.8    

Apparel

124.871 0.3 131.494 -0.2    

Transportation

195.198 -4.0 194.974 -3.2    

Private transportation

190.232 -4.2 186.611 -3.6    

Motor fuel

190.209 -17.8 183.214 -15.7 184.535 -16.0

Gasoline

189.375 -17.8 182.452 -15.7 182.502 -15.9

Medical Care

468.480 4.9 489.714 4.5    

Recreation (5)

117.119 0.9 121.040 0.1    

Education and Communication (5)

139.311 0.7 141.590 1.6    

Other Goods and Services

424.105 2.1 466.240 3.0    

Energy

193.524 -9.2 182.872 -7.9 192.134 -2.9

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.

 

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
2016
Percent change from
Aug
2015
Aug
2016
Percent change from
Aug
2015
Aug
2016
Percent change from
Aug
2015

All Items

234.909 0.7 251.571 0.8    

All Items (1967 = 100) (1)

699.722   392.940      

Food and Beverages

246.615 0.0 250.908 0.0    

Food

246.630 -0.1 250.853 -0.1    

Food at home

237.238 -2.0 243.117 -1.9 240.681 -0.1

Food away from home

263.844 3.0 267.778 3.0    

Alcoholic beverages

245.320 1.4 249.945 0.6    

Housing

241.692 2.5 267.859 2.1    

Shelter

282.443 3.4 332.065 3.0 319.206 3.4

Rent of primary residence (2)

294.940 3.7 330.984 3.0 324.190 3.6

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

267.839 3.2 305.482 2.9 294.785 3.5

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

267.830 3.2 305.509 2.9 294.785 3.5

Fuels and utilities

233.291 0.2 208.238 -0.6    

Household energy

195.586 -0.7 183.151 -1.2 199.941 11.1

Energy services (2) (4)

201.540 -0.4 185.269 -0.1 210.999 14.8

Electricity (2)

211.544 -0.7 196.977 -0.9 251.628 14.2

Utility (piped) gas service (2)

164.126 1.0 147.629 2.2 141.388 19.6

Household furnishings and operations

115.925 -1.2 111.915 -3.0    

Apparel

123.887 0.0 130.952 0.3    

Transportation

193.555 -4.7 196.061 -3.4    

Private transportation

189.799 -4.8 189.000 -3.8    

Motor fuel

191.070 -17.7 183.468 -15.6 184.535 -16.0

Gasoline

190.338 -17.8 182.799 -15.7 182.504 -15.9

Medical Care

472.885 5.3 489.053 4.9    

Recreation (5)

112.664 0.7 121.443 -0.4    

Education and Communication (5)

129.966 0.4 130.345 1.1    

Other Goods and Services

460.720 2.3 535.410 3.8    

Energy

192.303 -9.9 182.566 -8.3 189.112 -2.9

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.