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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-
Cambridge-
Newton
May
2022
Percent change from
May
2021
May
2022
Percent change from
May
2021
May
2022
Percent change from
May
2021

All Items

292.296 8.6 302.939 7.5 313.578 7.5

All Items (1967 = 100)(1)

875.589   477.036   911.422  

Food and Beverages

300.081 9.7 303.241 8.7 312.662 8.1

Food

302.038 10.1 305.074 9.0 316.898 8.7

Food at home

285.953 11.9 290.648 10.4 290.104 9.2

Food away from home

325.952 7.4 328.173 6.3 362.550 7.6

Alcoholic beverages

272.293 4.0 277.710 4.9 269.720 0.8

Housing

297.868 6.9 317.975 6.2 325.761 7.1

Shelter

350.580 5.5 384.343 3.2 377.395 4.0

Rent of primary residence(2)

365.116 5.2 384.670 2.8 388.190 3.4

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

358.469 5.1 397.064 3.1 405.346 3.8

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

358.494 5.1 396.712 3.1 405.346 3.8

Fuels and utilities

295.153 15.5 296.645 26.3 379.200 28.6

Household energy

250.594 19.1 269.073 30.9 325.258 32.9

Energy services(2)(4)

249.129 16.2 245.800 20.1 312.895 21.7

Electricity(2)

247.461 12.0 244.127 15.3 346.253 12.9

Utility (piped) gas service(2)

248.854 30.2 230.683 31.1 241.257 41.1

Household furnishings and operations

142.736 8.9 138.564 9.0 151.131 14.9

Apparel

126.970 5.0 130.543 3.7 135.997 5.9

Transportation

274.282 19.4 261.073 16.9 242.470 17.3

Private transportation

271.545 19.5 257.749 18.4 249.985 18.4

Motor fuel

393.950 49.1 386.955 52.2 396.371 57.6

Gasoline

391.262 48.7 384.786 51.9 391.698 57.4

Medical Care

543.488 3.7 568.877 3.4 733.033 4.9

Recreation(5)

130.360 4.5 136.352 5.6 118.266 1.4

Education and Communication(5)

143.108 0.8 152.249 1.8 174.610 0.8

Other Goods and Services

502.966 6.3 550.577 6.0 565.740 8.2

Energy

316.761 34.6 316.107 40.2 351.088 43.0

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-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH includes Essex, Middlesex, Norfolk, Plymouth, and Suffolk Counties in Massachusetts and Rockingham and Strafford Counties in New Hampshire.

 

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-
Cambridge-
Newton
May
2022
Percent change from
May
2021
May
2022
Percent change from
May
2021
May
2022
Percent change from
May
2021

All Items

288.022 9.3 301.406 8.3 314.407 8.2

All Items (1967 = 100)(1)

857.929   470.779   908.749  

Food and Beverages

299.511 9.8 302.115 8.6 306.092 7.8

Food

300.715 10.1 303.612 8.8 309.481 8.2

Food at home

285.826 12.1 290.520 10.6 283.452 9.4

Food away from home

326.360 7.3 329.452 5.9 362.868 6.2

Alcoholic beverages

277.800 4.0 276.136 4.5 259.033 1.2

Housing

293.946 7.0 316.587 6.5 332.460 7.0

Shelter

342.752 5.4 379.168 3.0 383.442 4.0

Rent of primary residence(2)

362.332 5.4 379.419 2.8 388.190 3.4

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

323.661 5.1 349.520 3.0 356.229 3.8

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

323.677 5.1 349.556 3.0 356.229 3.8

Fuels and utilities

292.092 15.1 296.294 25.3 372.486 25.6

Household energy

247.354 18.6 268.353 29.6 316.349 29.3

Energy services(2)(4)

247.851 16.3 247.776 20.2 310.406 20.9

Electricity(2)

244.218 12.1 244.126 15.0 346.254 12.9

Utility (piped) gas service(2)

252.478 31.3 234.791 31.8 241.263 41.1

Household furnishings and operations

136.296 9.4 132.195 11.0 157.380 14.9

Apparel

127.114 5.3 130.675 4.6 143.164 6.4

Transportation

279.334 20.3 268.884 18.5 246.397 17.8

Private transportation

277.077 20.5 265.500 19.9 248.930 18.7

Motor fuel

394.293 48.9 385.212 52.2 396.266 57.4

Gasoline

391.948 48.5 383.088 51.7 391.703 57.4

Medical Care

552.413 4.0 570.994 3.3 734.572 5.0

Recreation(5)

124.874 4.6 137.549 6.4 116.988 2.4

Education and Communication(5)

129.661 0.1 137.599 1.3 154.270 0.3

Other Goods and Services

554.884 6.4 639.272 6.2 669.877 8.5

Energy

318.929 35.5 317.974 40.4 347.826 42.2

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-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH includes Essex, Middlesex, Norfolk, Plymouth, and Suffolk Counties in Massachusetts and Rockingham and Strafford Counties in New Hampshire.