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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, September 2020 [1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Expenditure category Relative
importance
Aug.
2020
Unadjusted indexes Unadjusted percent change Seasonally adjusted percent change
Sep.
2019
Aug.
2020
Sep.
2020
Sep.
2019-
Sep.
2020
Aug.
2020-
Sep.
2020
Jun.
2020-
Jul.
2020
Jul.
2020-
Aug.
2020
Aug.
2020-
Sep.
2020

All items

100.000 256.759 259.918 260.280 1.4 0.1 0.6 0.4 0.2

Food

14.100 258.943 269.079 269.163 3.9 0.0 -0.4 0.1 0.0

Food at home

7.822 241.543 252.352 251.369 4.1 -0.4 -1.1 -0.1 -0.4

Cereals and bakery products

1.006 277.308 284.472 284.416 2.6 0.0 -0.4 -0.2 0.0

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

1.756 249.740 266.969 265.386 6.3 -0.6 -3.8 -1.7 -0.4

Dairy and related products

0.792 219.771 231.231 230.656 5.0 -0.2 -0.8 1.5 -0.5

Fruits and vegetables

1.345 297.309 306.754 306.249 3.0 -0.2 0.1 0.2 -0.4

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials

0.938 170.630 178.684 177.848 4.2 -0.5 -0.5 0.1 -0.8

Other food at home

1.986 211.490 219.607 218.358 3.2 -0.6 -0.2 0.5 -0.6

Food away from home(1)

6.277 286.246 295.437 297.080 3.8 0.6 0.5 0.3 0.6

Energy

6.144 215.418 197.362 198.858 -7.7 0.8 2.5 0.9 0.8

Energy commodities

3.019 236.493 198.496 199.741 -15.5 0.6 5.3 2.0 -0.1

Fuel oil

0.076 276.664 207.623 201.474 -27.2 -3.0 4.3 3.9 -5.3

Motor fuel

2.886 232.658 195.352 196.756 -15.4 0.7 5.5 2.0 0.1

Gasoline (all types)

2.824 231.496 194.449 195.888 -15.4 0.7 5.6 2.0 0.1

Energy services

3.125 204.660 205.636 207.454 1.4 0.9 0.0 -0.2 1.6

Electricity

2.468 216.938 217.680 218.395 0.7 0.3 0.3 -0.2 0.9

Utility (piped) gas service

0.657 165.562 166.916 171.873 3.8 3.0 -1.0 -0.2 4.2

All items less food and energy

79.757 264.522 268.756 269.054 1.7 0.1 0.6 0.4 0.2

Commodities less food and energy commodities

20.253 144.596 145.391 146.096 1.0 0.5 0.7 1.0 0.8

Apparel

2.712 127.009 116.299 119.354 -6.0 2.6 1.1 0.6 -0.5

New vehicles

3.722 145.854 147.412 147.361 1.0 0.0 0.8 0.0 0.3

Used cars and trucks

2.735 138.653 149.765 152.887 10.3 2.1 2.3 5.4 6.7

Medical care commodities

1.615 379.530 385.409 383.031 0.9 -0.6 0.0 -0.1 0.0

Alcoholic beverages

1.033 253.261 257.678 257.730 1.8 0.0 -0.3 0.3 -0.2

Tobacco and smoking products

0.600 1,128.109 1,180.537 1,183.975 5.0 0.3 0.8 0.4 0.4

Services less energy services

59.503 339.377 345.936 345.880 1.9 0.0 0.6 0.2 0.0

Shelter

33.315 320.569 326.997 327.116 2.0 0.0 0.2 0.1 0.1

Rent of primary residence

7.833 333.834 342.444 342.910 2.7 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.1

Owners' equivalent rent of residences(2)

24.175 327.933 335.763 336.095 2.5 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.1

Medical care services

7.351 540.813 567.771 567.525 4.9 0.0 0.5 0.1 0.0

Physicians' services

1.827 384.454 393.025 392.474 2.1 -0.1 0.7 0.1 -0.3

Hospital services(3)

2.214 339.512 353.332 355.129 4.6 0.5 0.2 0.1 0.6

Transportation services

5.128 324.717 311.422 308.143 -5.1 -1.1 3.6 0.0 -0.9

Motor vehicle maintenance and repair(1)

1.093 298.441 307.554 308.198 3.3 0.2 -0.1 0.6 0.2

Motor vehicle insurance

1.646 569.106 560.623 540.491 -5.0 -3.6 9.3 0.5 -3.5

Airline fares

0.614 263.149 199.496 197.424 -25.0 -1.0 5.4 1.2 -2.0

Footnotes
(1) Not seasonally adjusted.
(2) Indexes on a December 1982=100 base.
(3) Indexes on a December 1996=100 base.

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Last Modified Date: October 13, 2020