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
Apr
2015
Percent change from
Apr
2014
Apr
2015
Percent change from
Apr
2014
Apr
2015
Percent change from
Apr
2014

All Items

236.599 -0.2 251.760 -0.3    

All Items (1967 = 100) (1)

708.746   396.445      

Food and Beverages

245.746 1.9 250.844 2.1    

Food

246.121 2.0 251.004 2.2    

Food at home

241.305 1.3 248.741 2.1 246.370 2.1

Food away from home

254.727 2.9 257.490 2.3    

Alcoholic beverages

239.237 1.1 247.604 0.8    

Housing

236.777 2.2 264.249 1.2    

Shelter

276.978 3.0 322.783 2.3 300.903 3.0

Rent of primary residence (2)

283.598 3.5 322.634 2.4 309.957 3.0

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

283.920 2.8 334.155 2.1 320.818 3.8

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

283.891 2.8 333.963 2.1 320.818 3.8

Fuels and utilities

228.304 -1.0 218.143 -4.4    

Household energy

193.157 -2.6 195.470 -5.5 237.014 1.0

Energy services (2) (4)

196.502 -1.2 193.183 -0.8 246.410 10.6

Electricity (2)

206.179 3.8 205.243 7.6 277.778 28.8

Utility (piped) gas service (2)

164.839 -16.3 153.948 -20.3 182.185 -20.5

Household furnishings and operations

123.451 0.0 124.634 -0.8    

Apparel

128.593 -0.8 132.034 1.1    

Transportation

200.245 -9.8 199.572 -9.3    

Private transportation

194.906 -10.2 191.261 -10.0    

Motor fuel

216.595 -31.6 207.583 -32.0 204.333 -33.0

Gasoline

215.461 -31.7 206.474 -32.0 201.836 -33.1

Medical Care

446.663 2.9 468.386 3.4    

Recreation (5)

116.045 0.0 121.013 0.5    

Education and Communication (5)

137.707 0.3 137.871 0.2    

Other Goods and Services

412.231 1.3 445.107 1.4    

Energy

203.715 -19.4 200.716 -19.1 221.101 -16.1

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
Apr
2015
Percent change from
Apr
2014
Apr
2015
Percent change from
Apr
2014
Apr
2015
Percent change from
Apr
2014

All Items

231.520 -0.8 248.670 -0.8    

All Items (1967 = 100) (1)

689.626   388.408      

Food and Beverages

245.268 1.9 249.914 2.2    

Food

245.400 2.0 249.961 2.2    

Food at home

240.587 1.4 247.514 2.3 240.613 2.2

Food away from home

254.868 2.9 257.428 2.1    

Alcoholic beverages

241.976 1.2 247.250 1.1    

Housing

233.139 2.1 261.934 1.0    

Shelter

270.209 3.0 318.773 2.1 305.394 3.1

Rent of primary residence (2)

281.080 3.4 318.094 2.4 309.957 3.0

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

256.708 2.7 294.189 2.0 281.944 3.8

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

256.699 2.7 294.195 2.0 281.944 3.8

Fuels and utilities

227.108 -0.8 218.606 -3.7    

Household energy

191.707 -2.3 195.629 -4.7 235.139 3.1

Energy services (2) (4)

195.711 -1.2 193.724 -0.9 244.580 9.2

Electricity (2)

203.960 3.6 206.003 7.7 277.779 28.8

Utility (piped) gas service (2)

164.240 -17.2 154.250 -20.6 182.190 -20.5

Household furnishings and operations

118.695 -0.5 117.768 -1.2    

Apparel

128.194 -0.3 132.368 1.7    

Transportation

199.145 -10.7 200.713 -9.8    

Private transportation

195.233 -11.0 193.847 -10.4    

Motor fuel

217.546 -31.6 207.885 -31.9 204.294 -33.1

Gasoline

216.519 -31.7 206.732 -32.0 201.838 -33.1

Medical Care

449.328 2.8 466.134 3.4    

Recreation (5)

112.123 -0.3 122.182 0.5    

Education and Communication (5)

129.229 -0.4 127.941 -1.1    

Other Goods and Services

446.169 1.5 507.941 1.9    

Energy

203.430 -20.4 200.326 -19.6 216.973 -16.2

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.