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 2018 [1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Expenditure category Relative
importance
Aug.
2018
Unadjusted indexes Unadjusted percent change Seasonally adjusted percent change
Sep.
2017
Aug.
2018
Sep.
2018
Sep.
2017-
Sep.
2018
Aug.
2018-
Sep.
2018
Jun.
2018-
Jul.
2018
Jul.
2018-
Aug.
2018
Aug.
2018-
Sep.
2018

All items

100.000 246.819 252.146 252.439 2.3 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.1

Food

13.234 250.993 254.077 254.393 1.4 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0

Food at home

7.261 239.128 240.015 240.125 0.4 0.0 0.2 0.0 -0.1

Cereals and bakery products

0.955 271.750 273.338 273.729 0.7 0.1 -0.2 0.0 0.6

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

1.613 247.613 250.743 248.876 0.5 -0.7 0.3 0.1 -1.0

Dairy and related products

0.726 216.564 216.435 216.638 0.0 0.1 -0.6 0.1 -0.3

Fruits and vegetables

1.278 297.047 297.644 298.432 0.5 0.3 1.0 -0.3 -0.5

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials

0.860 167.429 167.231 168.428 0.6 0.7 0.0 0.2 0.6

Other food at home

1.829 210.159 210.158 210.590 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.0 0.2

Food away from home(1)

5.973 270.353 276.648 277.258 2.6 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.2

Energy

8.068 215.711 226.939 226.165 4.8 -0.3 -0.5 1.9 -0.5

Energy commodities

4.617 234.982 256.520 257.575 9.6 0.4 -0.6 3.0 -0.2

Fuel oil

0.117 245.085 296.617 302.419 23.4 2.0 1.2 2.2 0.3

Motor fuel

4.427 232.076 252.546 253.432 9.2 0.4 -0.6 3.0 -0.2

Gasoline (all types)

4.334 231.182 251.367 252.216 9.1 0.3 -0.6 3.0 -0.2

Energy services

3.452 207.339 207.617 204.819 -1.2 -1.3 -0.4 0.4 -0.8

Electricity

2.688 218.117 217.967 215.536 -1.2 -1.1 -0.4 0.3 -0.5

Utility (piped) gas service

0.764 172.111 173.867 170.100 -1.2 -2.2 -0.5 0.9 -1.7

All items less food and energy

78.698 252.941 258.012 258.429 2.2 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.1

Commodities less food and energy commodities

19.536 144.108 143.599 143.641 -0.3 0.0 0.1 -0.3 -0.3

Apparel

2.995 128.150 122.447 127.440 -0.6 4.1 -0.3 -1.6 0.9

New vehicles

3.711 145.037 146.149 145.715 0.5 -0.3 0.3 0.0 -0.1

Used cars and trucks

2.434 137.141 141.095 135.130 -1.5 -4.2 1.3 0.4 -3.0

Medical care commodities

1.719 377.869 382.171 380.535 0.7 -0.4 -1.1 -0.3 -0.1

Alcoholic beverages

0.959 245.884 248.407 249.921 1.6 0.6 -0.1 0.0 0.5

Tobacco and smoking products

0.647 1,031.891 1,064.098 1,065.017 3.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.3

Services less energy services

59.162 320.210 329.086 329.761 3.0 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.2

Shelter

32.888 299.844 309.296 309.702 3.3 0.1 0.3 0.3 0.2

Rent of primary residence

7.813 310.268 320.651 321.533 3.6 0.3 0.3 0.4 0.2

Owners' equivalent rent of residences(2)

23.694 307.106 316.401 317.149 3.3 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.2

Medical care services

6.874 508.078 516.841 518.108 2.0 0.2 0.1 -0.2 0.2

Physicians' services

1.727 379.169 380.143 380.928 0.5 0.2 -0.2 -0.1 0.3

Hospital services(3)

2.316 320.449 332.708 332.595 3.8 0.0 0.4 -0.1 -0.3

Transportation services

5.936 309.704 321.387 322.241 4.0 0.3 0.5 0.3 0.5

Motor vehicle maintenance and repair(1)

1.113 282.203 286.931 288.457 2.2 0.5 0.1 0.3 0.5

Motor vehicle insurance

2.374 532.455 565.113 567.838 6.6 0.5 0.2 0.0 0.8

Airline fares

0.678 259.143 255.877 258.196 -0.4 0.9 2.7 2.4 1.0

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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