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, December 2018 [1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Expenditure category Relative
importance
Nov.
2018
Unadjusted indexes Unadjusted percent change Seasonally adjusted percent change
Dec.
2017
Nov.
2018
Dec.
2018
Dec.
2017-
Dec.
2018
Nov.
2018-
Dec.
2018
Sep.
2018-
Oct.
2018
Oct.
2018-
Nov.
2018
Nov.
2018-
Dec.
2018

All items

100.000 246.524 252.038 251.233 1.9 -0.3 0.3 0.0 -0.1

Food

13.255 251.238 254.379 255.210 1.6 0.3 -0.1 0.2 0.4

Food at home

7.244 238.579 239.352 239.989 0.6 0.3 -0.2 0.2 0.3

Cereals and bakery products

0.955 269.847 273.240 274.321 1.7 0.4 -0.6 0.6 0.4

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

1.596 248.420 247.954 247.327 -0.4 -0.3 0.0 0.3 0.0

Dairy and related products

0.724 216.916 215.896 216.652 -0.1 0.4 -0.4 -0.2 0.3

Fruits and vegetables

1.273 296.476 296.362 301.134 1.6 1.6 -0.7 0.0 1.7

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials

0.863 166.006 167.891 168.339 1.4 0.3 0.2 -0.4 0.3

Other food at home

1.832 209.401 210.407 209.739 0.2 -0.3 0.0 0.3 -0.3

Food away from home(1)

6.011 271.811 278.306 279.419 2.8 0.4 0.1 0.3 0.4

Energy

7.679 206.598 215.910 205.905 -0.3 -4.6 2.4 -2.2 -3.5

Energy commodities

4.351 222.389 241.633 218.497 -1.8 -9.6 2.9 -4.1 -7.4

Fuel oil

0.121 270.955 305.370 276.103 1.9 -9.6 3.7 -2.9 -11.4

Motor fuel

4.155 217.972 236.934 213.838 -1.9 -9.7 3.0 -4.1 -7.4

Gasoline (all types)

4.060 216.781 235.381 212.152 -2.1 -9.9 3.0 -4.2 -7.5

Energy services

3.329 201.066 200.148 203.800 1.4 1.8 1.7 0.4 1.8

Electricity

2.582 208.406 209.339 210.637 1.1 0.6 2.3 0.3 0.7

Utility (piped) gas service

0.747 175.909 169.821 179.999 2.3 6.0 -0.6 0.7 5.6

All items less food and energy

79.065 253.558 259.105 259.083 2.2 0.0 0.2 0.2 0.2

Commodities less food and energy commodities

19.536 142.647 143.542 142.840 0.1 -0.5 0.3 0.2 0.1

Apparel

3.057 120.614 124.935 120.526 -0.1 -3.5 0.1 -0.9 0.0

New vehicles

3.704 146.522 145.826 146.126 -0.3 0.2 -0.2 0.0 0.0

Used cars and trucks

2.382 136.118 138.010 138.069 1.4 0.0 2.6 2.4 -0.2

Medical care commodities

1.713 380.087 380.658 378.190 -0.5 -0.6 -0.1 0.4 -0.2

Alcoholic beverages

0.970 246.791 251.326 251.131 1.8 -0.1 0.1 0.3 0.0

Tobacco and smoking products

0.659 1,046.785 1,083.514 1,082.248 3.4 -0.1 1.3 0.4 -0.4

Services less energy services

59.529 322.250 330.983 331.478 2.9 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.3

Shelter

33.078 301.985 310.950 311.652 3.2 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.3

Rent of primary residence

7.897 313.904 323.968 324.815 3.5 0.3 0.2 0.4 0.2

Owners' equivalent rent of residences(2)

23.924 310.041 319.338 320.038 3.2 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.2

Medical care services

6.932 509.045 520.973 522.506 2.6 0.3 0.2 0.4 0.4

Physicians' services

1.726 377.734 379.872 379.885 0.6 0.0 0.0 -0.3 0.0

Hospital services(3)

2.327 323.114 334.242 334.964 3.7 0.2 0.0 0.5 0.5

Transportation services

5.990 313.645 324.168 322.317 2.8 -0.6 0.1 -0.3 -0.2

Motor vehicle maintenance and repair(1)

1.126 283.107 290.114 289.705 2.3 -0.1 0.2 0.4 -0.1

Motor vehicle insurance

2.409 547.586 573.338 572.824 4.6 -0.1 0.5 -0.5 -0.2

Airline fares

0.699 254.947 263.809 248.290 -2.6 -5.9 0.0 -2.4 -1.5

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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