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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, April 2021 [1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Expenditure category Relative
importance
Mar.
2021
Unadjusted indexes Unadjusted percent change Seasonally adjusted percent change
Apr.
2020
Mar.
2021
Apr.
2021
Apr.
2020-
Apr.
2021
Mar.
2021-
Apr.
2021
Jan.
2021-
Feb.
2021
Feb.
2021-
Mar.
2021
Mar.
2021-
Apr.
2021

All items

100.000 256.389 264.877 267.054 4.2 0.8 0.4 0.6 0.8

Food

13.976 266.757 271.812 273.090 2.4 0.5 0.2 0.1 0.4

Food at home

7.702 251.717 253.231 254.760 1.2 0.6 0.3 0.1 0.4

Cereals and bakery products

0.988 285.160 284.746 285.377 0.1 0.2 0.5 -0.1 0.4

Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs

1.733 266.263 268.457 271.459 2.0 1.1 0.3 0.1 0.5

Dairy and related products

0.770 228.755 229.249 230.170 0.6 0.4 -0.2 -0.5 0.6

Fruits and vegetables

1.339 304.809 311.168 314.973 3.3 1.2 0.7 1.0 0.8

Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials

0.928 179.235 180.018 179.570 0.2 -0.2 -0.1 -0.2 0.3

Other food at home

1.945 219.233 219.263 220.143 0.4 0.4 0.1 0.0 0.1

Food away from home(1)

6.274 290.639 300.897 301.819 3.8 0.3 0.1 0.1 0.3

Energy

6.899 183.081 225.861 229.116 25.1 1.4 3.9 5.0 -0.1

Energy commodities

3.774 174.001 252.840 257.289 47.9 1.8 6.6 8.9 -1.4

Fuel oil(1)

0.099 194.716 276.100 267.262 37.3 -3.2 9.9 3.2 -3.2

Motor fuel

3.606 170.378 248.681 253.648 48.9 2.0 6.4 9.1 -1.3

Gasoline (all types)

3.529 168.891 247.652 252.603 49.6 2.0 6.4 9.1 -1.4

Energy services

3.125 200.899 209.623 211.838 5.4 1.1 0.9 0.6 1.5

Electricity

2.409 211.040 216.528 218.627 3.6 1.0 0.7 0.0 1.2

Utility (piped) gas service

0.717 167.751 185.624 188.129 12.1 1.3 1.6 2.5 2.4

All items less food and energy

79.125 266.089 271.713 273.968 3.0 0.8 0.1 0.3 0.9

Commodities less food and energy commodities

20.116 143.613 147.160 149.915 4.4 1.9 -0.2 0.1 2.0

Apparel

2.763 118.394 120.746 120.656 1.9 -0.1 -0.7 -0.3 0.3

New vehicles

3.700 147.007 149.321 149.892 2.0 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.5

Used cars and trucks

2.757 139.411 153.873 168.647 21.0 9.6 -0.9 0.5 10.0

Medical care commodities(1)

1.543 383.911 375.111 377.284 -1.7 0.6 -0.7 0.1 0.6

Alcoholic beverages

1.025 256.423 260.652 261.265 1.9 0.2 -0.1 0.3 0.2

Tobacco and smoking products(1)

0.616 1,159.847 1,236.352 1,238.348 6.8 0.2 0.6 0.6 0.2

Services less energy services

59.009 342.776 349.607 351.265 2.5 0.5 0.2 0.4 0.5

Shelter

33.004 324.522 330.122 331.354 2.1 0.4 0.2 0.3 0.4

Rent of primary residence

7.760 340.135 345.717 346.267 1.8 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2

Owners' equivalent rent of residences(2)

23.991 333.358 339.565 340.162 2.0 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.2

Medical care services

7.280 559.994 573.009 572.108 2.2 -0.2 0.5 0.1 0.0

Physicians' services(1)

1.857 386.862 407.048 405.869 4.9 -0.3 2.0 0.3 -0.3

Hospital services(3)

2.223 352.676 361.468 361.585 2.5 0.0 -0.1 0.6 0.2

Transportation services

5.111 307.250 316.345 324.519 5.6 2.6 -0.1 1.8 2.9

Motor vehicle maintenance and repair(1)

1.097 304.376 314.660 315.177 3.5 0.2 0.3 1.0 0.2

Motor vehicle insurance

1.628 534.842 565.166 567.509 6.1 0.4 0.7 3.3 2.5

Airline fares

0.595 203.342 197.134 222.953 9.6 13.1 -5.1 0.4 10.2

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: May 12, 2021