May 2008 (text and tables)

CPI Detailed Report
Data for May 2008
Editor
Malik Crawford
Contents
Page
Consumer Price Movements, May 2008......................................................................................................
CPI-U 12-Month Changes ...........................................................................................................................
Technical Notes ...........................................................................................................................................
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CPI–U
Index tables
U.S. city average:
Expenditure categories; commodity, service groups .............................
Seasonally adjusted expenditure categories;
commodity, service groups .................................................................
Detailed expenditure categories.............................................................
Seasonally adjusted detailed expenditure categories .............................
Special detailed categories.....................................................................
Historical:
All items, 1913-present.......................................................................
Commodity and service groups and detailed
expenditures, indexes......................................................................
Commodity and service groups and detailed
expenditures, percent change from previous December .................
Selected areas:
All items indexes ...................................................................................
Regions ..................................................................................................
Population classes ..................................................................................
Regions and population classes cross-classified....................................
Food at home expenditure categories ....................................................
Areas priced monthly: percent changes over the month ........................
City indexes and percent changes ..........................................................
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Contents—Continued
CPI–U
Table
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P1
P2
P3
P4
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1C
24C
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25C
110
26C
111
Average price tables
U.S. city average
Energy:
Residential prices............................................................................................
Residential units and consumption ranges ......................................................
Gasoline ..........................................................................................................
Retail Food........................................................................................................
Chained CPI-U (C-CPI-U) tables
U.S. city average, expenditure categories, and commodity
and service groups .........................................................................................
U.S. city average, all items index ......................................................................
Historical U.S. city average, expenditure categories, and commodity
and service groups, indexes ...........................................................................
Historical U.S. city average, expenditure categories, and commodity
and service groups, percent changes from previous December .....................
Scheduled Release Dates
Consumer Price Index data are scheduled for initial release on the following dates:
Index month
Release date
Index month
Release date
June
July
August
July 16
August 14
September 16
September
October
November
October 16
November 19
December 16
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CONSUMER PRICE MOVEMENTS
MAY 2008
The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 0.8 percent in May, before seasonal adjustment, the Bureau
of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor reported today. The May level of 216.632 (1982-84=100) was 4.2 percent
higher than in May 2007.
The Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W) increased 1.0 percent in May, prior to
seasonal adjustment. The May level of 212.788 (1982-84=100) was 4.5 percent higher than in May 2007.
The Chained Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (C-CPI-U) increased 0.6 percent in May on a not seasonally
adjusted basis. The May level of 124.645 (December 1999=100) was 3.6 percent higher than in May 2007. Please note that the
indexes for the post-2006 period are subject to revision.
CPI for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U)
On a seasonally adjusted basis, the CPI-U advanced 0.6 percent in May, following a 0.2 percent increase in April. The index for
energy, which was virtually unchanged in April, increased 4.4 percent in May. The index for petroleum-based energy advanced 5.8
percent and the index for energy services rose 2.3 percent. The food index rose 0.3 percent in May. The index for food at home,
which advanced 1.5 percent in April, also increased 0.3 percent, as five of the six major grocery store food groups registered
substantial deceleration. The index for all items less food and energy advanced 0.2 percent in May, following a 0.1 percent rise in
April. Upturns in the indexes for lodging away from home, for public transportation, and for household furnishings and operations
more than offset a downturn in the index for apparel.
Table A. Percent changes in CPI for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U)
Seasonally adjusted
Expenditure
Category
Changes from preceding month
Nov.
2007
All items .................................
Food and beverages ...........
Housing ...............................
Apparel ................................
Transportation .....................
Medical care ........................
Recreation ...........................
Education and
communication ..............
Other goods and services ...
Special indexes:
Energy .................................
Food ....................................
All items less food and
energy ...........................
Dec.
2007
Jan.
2008
Feb.
2008
Mar.
2008
Apr.
2008
May
2008
Compound
annual rate
3-mos. ended
May 2008
Unadjusted
12-mos.
ended
May 2008
0.9
.4
.4
.6
3.5
.4
.2
0.4
.1
.3
.1
1.0
.3
.0
0.4
.7
.2
.4
.5
.5
.2
0.0
.4
.2
-.3
-.7
.1
.1
0.3
.2
.4
-1.3
.7
.1
.3
0.2
.9
.3
.5
-.7
.2
-.1
0.6
.3
.5
-.3
2.0
.2
.1
4.9
5.9
4.9
-4.3
8.7
1.8
1.0
4.2
5.0
3.3
-.6
8.1
4.1
1.2
.0
.2
.3
.3
.4
.4
.1
.2
.3
.4
.4
.5
.4
.4
4.2
5.3
3.0
3.6
6.9
.4
1.7
.1
.7
.7
-.5
.4
1.9
.2
.0
.9
4.4
.3
28.2
6.2
17.4
5.1
.2
.2
.3
.0
.2
.1
.2
1.8
2.3
During the first five months of 2008, the CPI-U rose at a 4.0 percent seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR). This compares
with an increase of 4.1 percent for all of 2007. The index for energy advanced at a 16.5 percent SAAR in the first five months of
2008 after advancing 17.4 percent in all of 2007. Petroleum-based energy costs increased at a 13.9 percent annual rate and charges
for energy services rose at a 20.3 percent annual rate. The food index has increased at a 6.3 percent SAAR thus far this year,
following a 4.9 percent rise for all of 2007. Excluding food and energy, the CPI-U advanced at a 2.0 percent SAAR in the first five
months, following a 2.4 percent rise for all of 2007.
The food and beverages index rose 0.3 percent in May. The index for food at home increased 0.3 percent, following a 1.5
percent rise in April. The index for cereal and bakery products recorded its fourth consecutive large advance--up 1.6 percent in May.
Each of the other six major grocery store food groups decelerated in May. The index for fruits and vegetables, which increased 2.0
percent in April, was virtually unchanged in May. A 0.7 percent decline in the indexes for fresh fruits offset increases in the indexes
for fresh vegetables and processed fruits and vegetables--up 0.5 and 0.4 percent, respectively. The index for meats, poultry, fish, and
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eggs, which advanced 0.9 percent in April, rose 0.1 percent in May. Beef prices, which declined 1.1 percent in April, rose 1.5 percent
in May. Prices for poultry and for fish and seafood increased 0.8 and 0.9 percent, respectively. These increases were largely offset
by decreases in the indexes for pork, for other meats, and for eggs. The index for dairy products declined 0.1 percent, following a 1.2
percent increase in April. Milk prices fell 0.7 percent, but were 10.2 percent higher than in May 2007. The index for nonalcoholic
beverages, which increased 1.7 percent in April, declined 0.9 percent in May reflecting a 2.2 percent drop in the index for carbonated
drinks. The index for other food at home rose 0.5 percent after advancing 1.9 percent in April. The other two components of the food
and beverages index--food away from home and alcoholic beverages--increased 0.4 and 0.1 percent, respectively.
The index for housing rose 0.5 percent in May. The index for shelter increased 0.2 percent, following a 0.1 percent rise in
April. Within shelter, the indexes for rent and owners' equivalent rent increased 0.2 and 0.1 percent, respectively. The index for
lodging away from home, which had declined in each of the preceding three months, increased 1.3 percent in May. (Prior to seasonal
adjustment, charges for lodging away from home declined 0.5 percent in May.) The index for household energy registered its fourth
consecutive large increase--up 2.8 percent in May. The index for fuel oil rose 10.4 percent and was 64.0 percent higher than in May
2007. The indexes for natural gas and for electricity rose 5.6 and 0.9 percent, respectively. During the last 12 months charges for
natural gas and for electricity increased 16.5 and 5.8 percent, respectively. The index for household furnishings and operations,
which declined 0.1 percent in April, increased 0.2 percent in May.
The transportation index advanced 2.0 percent in May, reflecting large increases in the indexes for motor fuel and public
transportation. The index for gasoline rose 5.7 percent and was 20.8 percent higher than in May 2007. (Prior to seasonal adjustment,
gasoline prices in May rose 9.5 percent above their previous peak level recorded in April.) The index for new vehicles declined 0.1
percent and was 1.2 percent lower than in May 2007. The index for used cars and trucks declined 0.3 percent in May, but was 1.4
percent higher than a year ago. The index for public transportation advanced 2.3 percent in May, reflecting a 3.2 percent increase in
the index for airline fares. (Prior to seasonal adjustment, airline fares rose 4.2 percent and were 14.4 percent higher than a year ago.)
The index for apparel fell 0.3 percent in May following a 0.5 percent increase in April. (Prior to seasonal adjustment,
apparel prices declined 1.1 percent. Prices for women’s and girls apparel decreased 2.2 percent. During the last 12 months, prices for
women’s and girls’ clothing fell 5.0 percent, while prices for men’s and boys’ apparel increased 1.9 percent.)
Medical care costs rose 0.2 percent in May and were 4.1 percent higher than a year ago. The index for medical care
commodities--prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and medical supplies--declined for the second consecutive month--down 0.7
percent in May. The index for medical care services increased 0.5 percent. Within the latter group, the indexes for professional
services and for hospital and related services increased 0.7 and 0.4 percent, respectively.
The index for recreation, which declined 0.1 percent in April, rose 0.1 percent in May. Upturns in the indexes for
admissions to movies, theaters, concerts, and sporting events and for photography, coupled with larger increases in the indexes for
sporting goods and for pets, pet products and services more than offset declines in the indexes for video and audio and for toys.
The index for education and communication increased 0.4 percent in May. Educational costs rose 0.4 percent and the index
for communication costs rose 0.3 percent. Within the latter category, increases in charges for telephone services more than offset a
decline in the index for information technology, hardware and services. Local land-line telephone charges rose 0.3 percent and long
distance land-line telephone charges rose 1.3 percent; wireless telephone services were unchanged. The index for information
technology, hardware and services declined 0.5 percent, reflecting decreases in the indexes for personal computers and peripheral
equipment and for computer software and accessories.
The index for other goods and services increased 0.4 percent in May. The index for tobacco and smoking products rose 0.8
percent and accounted for more than half of the increase in this major group.
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CPI for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W)
On a seasonally adjusted basis, the CPI for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers increased 0.7 percent in May.
Table B. Percent changes in CPI for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W)
Seasonally adjusted
Expenditure
Category
Changes from preceding month
Nov.
2007
All items .................................
Food and beverages ...........
Housing ...............................
Apparel ................................
Transportation .....................
Medical care ........................
Recreation ...........................
Education and
communication ..............
Other goods and services ...
Special indexes:
Energy .................................
Food ....................................
All items less food and
energy ...........................
Dec.
2007
Jan.
2008
Feb.
2008
Mar.
2008
Apr.
2008
May
2008
Compound
annual rate
3-mos. ended
May 2008
Unadjusted
12-mos.
ended
May 2008
1.0
.3
.4
.4
3.8
.4
.1
0.4
.1
.2
.2
1.1
.3
.1
0.4
.7
.2
.8
.7
.6
.2
0.0
.3
.2
-.3
-.7
.1
.1
0.4
.2
.5
-1.2
.7
.1
.3
0.2
.9
.4
.2
-.7
.2
-.2
0.7
.3
.5
-.2
2.1
.1
.0
5.4
6.0
5.7
-4.8
8.9
1.7
.8
4.5
4.9
3.5
-.4
8.7
4.2
.9
.0
.2
.2
.4
.3
.5
.1
.3
.2
.4
.4
.4
.3
.5
4.0
5.2
2.5
3.9
7.2
.3
1.8
.1
.8
.7
-.7
.3
1.9
.2
-.2
1.0
4.5
.3
27.7
6.3
17.5
5.1
.2
.2
.3
.0
.1
.1
.2
1.8
2.3
Consumer Price Index data for June are scheduled for release on Wednesday, July 16, 2008, at 8:30 A.M. (EDT).
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CPI-U 12-Month Changes, 1998 to Present
Percent
Percent
5
5
All
items
4
4
3
3
2
2
1
1
All items less
food and energy
0
1998
0
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
4
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
CPI Detailed Report-May 2008
Table 1. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, by expenditure category and commodity and
service group
(1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
Item and group
Relative
importance,
December
2007
Unadjusted
indexes
Apr.
2008
May
2008
Unadjusted
percent change to
May 2008 from—
May
2007
Seasonally adjusted
percent change from—
Apr.
2008
Feb. to
Mar.
Mar. to
Apr.
Apr. to
May
Expenditure category
All items ........................................................................................
All items (1967=100) ....................................................................
100.000
214.823
643.515
216.632
648.933
4.2
0.8
0.3
0.2
0.6
-
-
-
-
-
-
Food and beverages ..................................................................
Food .........................................................................................
Food at home .........................................................................
Cereals and bakery products ...............................................
Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs ..............................................
Dairy and related products ...................................................
Fruits and vegetables ...........................................................
Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials ................
Other food at home ..............................................................
Sugar and sweets ..............................................................
Fats and oils .......................................................................
Other foods ........................................................................
Other miscellaneous foods 1 2 .........................................
Food away from home 1 .........................................................
Other food away from home 1 2 ...........................................
Alcoholic beverages .................................................................
14.914
13.833
7.660
1.030
1.807
.887
1.156
.928
1.852
.277
.205
1.369
.404
6.173
.297
1.080
211.365
211.102
210.851
240.034
200.770
207.680
272.746
159.730
181.806
184.878
190.640
195.993
118.500
213.083
148.667
213.503
212.251
212.054
211.863
244.192
200.960
207.778
276.481
158.336
182.680
185.097
193.364
196.787
118.744
213.967
149.666
213.532
5.0
5.1
5.8
10.5
2.6
11.0
4.4
3.6
5.8
5.5
12.8
4.7
3.5
4.3
4.5
3.4
.4
.5
.5
1.7
.1
.0
1.4
-.9
.5
.1
1.4
.4
.2
.4
.7
.0
.2
.2
.2
1.3
.0
-.8
.1
.3
.1
1.0
-.7
.0
-.7
.3
.1
-.1
.9
.9
1.5
1.4
.9
1.2
2.0
1.7
1.9
1.2
5.1
1.5
1.0
.3
.1
.6
.3
.3
.3
1.6
.1
-.1
.0
-.9
.5
.4
.6
.5
.2
.4
.7
.1
Housing ......................................................................................
Shelter ......................................................................................
Rent of primary residence 3 ...................................................
Lodging away from home 2 ....................................................
Owners’ equivalent rent of primary residence 3 4 ..................
Tenants’ and household insurance 1 2 ...................................
Fuels and utilities .....................................................................
Household energy ..................................................................
Fuel oil and other fuels .........................................................
Gas (piped) and electricity 3 .................................................
Water and sewer and trash collection services 2 ...................
Household furnishings and operations .....................................
Household operations 1 2 .......................................................
42.427
32.596
5.765
2.564
23.942
.325
5.128
4.215
.351
3.864
.913
4.702
.737
214.890
246.004
241.474
146.378
251.418
118.422
213.302
194.121
342.811
194.379
149.536
127.332
145.784
215.809
246.069
241.803
145.634
251.576
118.411
219.881
201.212
363.872
200.999
150.069
127.598
146.957
3.3
2.6
3.5
1.1
2.6
1.7
10.7
11.9
50.7
8.8
5.3
.2
4.6
.4
.0
.1
-.5
.1
.0
3.1
3.7
6.1
3.4
.4
.2
.8
.4
.1
.2
-.6
.2
.1
2.0
2.3
7.9
1.9
.3
.5
1.1
.3
.1
.3
-1.9
.2
.6
2.2
2.6
3.6
2.5
.3
-.1
.5
.5
.2
.2
1.3
.1
.0
2.4
2.8
7.9
2.3
.4
.2
.8
Apparel .......................................................................................
Men’s and boys’ apparel ..........................................................
Women’s and girls’ apparel ......................................................
Infants’ and toddlers’ apparel ...................................................
Footwear ..................................................................................
3.731
.935
1.600
.185
.679
122.113
116.653
111.221
116.358
126.212
120.752
116.479
108.722
114.582
125.537
-.6
1.9
-5.0
.8
2.0
-1.1
-.1
-2.2
-1.5
-.5
-1.3
-.8
-2.6
-1.7
-.1
.5
.4
.0
.6
.9
-.3
.3
-.3
-.9
.0
Transportation ............................................................................
Private transportation ...............................................................
New and used motor vehicles 2 .............................................
New vehicles ........................................................................
Used cars and trucks 1 .........................................................
Motor fuel ...............................................................................
Gasoline (all types) ..............................................................
Motor vehicle parts and equipment 1 .....................................
Motor vehicle maintenance and repair ...................................
Public transportation ................................................................
17.688
16.583
7.191
4.632
1.773
5.482
5.215
.356
1.123
1.106
198.608
194.574
93.973
135.175
136.787
294.291
291.910
126.049
230.528
244.164
205.262
201.133
93.705
134.669
136.325
322.124
319.787
126.824
231.730
251.600
8.1
7.9
-.3
-1.2
1.4
21.2
20.8
4.8
4.4
10.2
3.4
3.4
-.3
-.4
-.3
9.5
9.5
.6
.5
3.0
.7
.6
-.1
-.1
.0
1.6
1.3
.9
.5
2.5
-.7
-.7
-.2
-.2
-.3
-1.9
-2.0
-.2
.4
-.4
2.0
2.0
-.1
-.1
-.3
5.7
5.7
.6
.5
2.3
Medical care ...............................................................................
Medical care commodities ........................................................
Medical care services ...............................................................
Professional services .............................................................
Hospital and related services 3 ..............................................
6.231
1.601
4.630
2.626
1.467
363.184
296.951
383.292
309.227
530.144
363.396
294.896
384.505
310.917
531.022
4.1
2.2
4.7
3.7
7.5
.1
-.7
.3
.5
.2
.1
.4
.1
.1
.2
.2
-.2
.3
.2
.5
.2
-.7
.5
.7
.4
See footnotes at end of table.
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Table 1. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, by expenditure category and commodity and
service group -Continued
(1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
Item and group
Relative
importance,
December
2007
Unadjusted
indexes
Apr.
2008
May
2008
Unadjusted
percent change to
May 2008 from—
May
2007
Seasonally adjusted
percent change from—
Apr.
2008
Feb. to
Mar.
Mar. to
Apr.
Apr. to
May
Expenditure category
Recreation 2 ...............................................................................
Video and audio 2 ....................................................................
5.647
1.843
112.874
103.477
112.987
102.988
1.2
-.6
0.1
-.5
0.3
.2
-0.1
-.4
0.1
-.5
Education and communication 2 ................................................
Education 2 ..............................................................................
Educational books and supplies .............................................
Tuition, other school fees, and childcare ................................
Communication 2 .....................................................................
Information and information processing 1 2 ............................
Telephone services 1 2 .........................................................
Information technology, hardware and services 1 5 .............
Personal computers and peripheral equipment 1 6 ............
6.086
2.944
.207
2.736
3.142
2.975
2.342
.634
.242
122.073
177.754
442.160
511.887
83.670
80.921
99.494
10.170
98.853
122.348
177.994
442.770
512.579
83.929
81.080
99.879
10.118
97.028
3.0
5.7
6.8
5.6
.2
-.1
1.4
-6.2
-13.0
.2
.1
.1
.1
.3
.2
.4
-.5
-1.8
.3
.4
.3
.4
.1
.1
.2
-.1
-.2
.4
.6
.9
.6
.2
.2
.5
-.7
-1.5
.4
.4
.4
.4
.3
.2
.4
-.5
-1.8
Other goods and services ..........................................................
Tobacco and smoking products 1 ............................................
Personal care ...........................................................................
Personal care products 1 .......................................................
Personal care services 1 ........................................................
Miscellaneous personal services ...........................................
3.277
.731
2.546
.639
.629
1.044
343.410
576.359
201.028
159.398
222.799
337.685
344.709
581.185
201.523
158.790
223.649
339.824
3.6
5.7
3.0
.1
3.4
4.7
.4
.8
.2
-.4
.4
.6
.4
-.1
.6
.5
.9
.3
.5
.3
.6
.6
.0
.7
.4
.8
.2
-.4
.4
.5
41.269
14.914
26.356
15.519
3.731
11.787
10.837
58.731
32.271
.325
3.864
.913
.737
5.350
4.630
10.641
175.838
211.365
155.690
200.926
122.113
254.599
111.671
253.426
256.463
118.422
194.379
149.536
145.784
240.150
383.292
293.016
178.341
212.251
158.778
207.875
120.752
266.943
111.362
254.509
256.532
118.411
200.999
150.069
146.957
242.343
384.505
293.959
5.1
5.0
5.1
9.4
-.6
12.6
-1.1
3.5
2.6
1.7
8.8
5.3
4.6
4.6
4.7
3.3
1.4
.4
2.0
3.5
-1.1
4.8
-.3
.4
.0
.0
3.4
.4
.8
.9
.3
.3
.3
.2
.4
.8
-1.3
1.5
.0
.4
.2
.1
1.9
.3
1.1
.7
.1
.4
.1
.9
-.4
-.5
.5
-.9
-.3
.3
.0
.6
2.5
.3
.5
.1
.3
.3
.9
.3
1.2
2.4
-.3
2.9
-.2
.5
.2
.0
2.3
.4
.8
.8
.5
.4
86.167
67.404
93.769
27.436
16.599
12.868
30.432
26.460
54.101
9.698
90.302
76.469
21.602
5.834
54.867
215.462
205.040
207.317
157.870
201.693
249.571
207.096
269.007
242.921
240.194
213.851
215.059
141.156
298.757
259.503
$ .465
$ .155
217.411
207.566
209.170
160.880
208.233
260.703
211.240
271.467
243.982
257.106
214.101
215.180
140.677
326.414
260.049
$ .462
$ .154
4.0
4.9
4.2
5.0
9.0
11.8
7.3
4.7
3.4
17.4
2.7
2.3
.1
22.9
3.2
.9
1.2
.9
1.9
3.2
4.5
2.0
.9
.4
7.0
.1
.1
-.3
9.3
.2
.4
.4
.4
.4
.9
1.6
.7
.7
.4
1.9
.2
.2
-.1
2.0
.2
.1
.3
.2
-.3
.1
-.4
.5
.6
.3
.0
.2
.1
.0
-1.6
.1
.7
.9
.7
1.2
2.5
2.8
1.5
.9
.5
4.4
.2
.2
-.1
5.8
.3
-
-
-
-
-
Commodity and service group
Commodities ................................................................................
Food and beverages ..................................................................
Commodities less food and beverages ......................................
Nondurables less food and beverages .....................................
Apparel ...................................................................................
Nondurables less food, beverages, and apparel ....................
Durables ...................................................................................
Services .......................................................................................
Rent of shelter 4 .........................................................................
Tenants’ and household insurance 1 2 .......................................
Gas (piped) and electricity 3 .......................................................
Water and sewer and trash collection services 2 .......................
Household operations 1 2 ...........................................................
Transportation services ..............................................................
Medical care services .................................................................
Other services ............................................................................
Special indexes
All items less food ........................................................................
All items less shelter ....................................................................
All items less medical care ...........................................................
Commodities less food .................................................................
Nondurables less food .................................................................
Nondurables less food and apparel .............................................
Nondurables .................................................................................
Services less rent of shelter 4 ......................................................
Services less medical care services ............................................
Energy ..........................................................................................
All items less energy ....................................................................
All items less food and energy ...................................................
Commodities less food and energy commodities .....................
Energy commodities ...............................................................
Services less energy services ..................................................
Purchasing power of the consumer dollar (1982-84=$1.00) ........
Purchasing power of the consumer dollar (1967=$1.00) .............
-
1 Not seasonally adjusted.
2 Indexes on a December 1997=100 base.
3 This index series was calculated using a Laspeyres estimator. All other
5 Indexes on a December 1988=100 base.
6 Indexes on a December 2007=100 base.
- Data not available.
item stratum index series were calculated using a geometric means estimator.
4 Indexes on a December 1982=100 base.
NOTE: Index applies to a month as a whole, not to any specific date.
6
CPI Detailed Report-May 2008
Table 2. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): Seasonally adjusted U.S. city average, by expenditure category
and commodity and service group
(1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
Seasonally adjusted annual rate percent
change for
Seasonally adjusted indexes
3 months ended—
Item and group
Feb.
2008
Mar.
2008
Apr.
2008
May
2008
All items ..............................................................................
212.571
213.301
213.743
Food and beverages .........................................................
Food ................................................................................
Food at home ................................................................
Cereals and bakery products ......................................
Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs .....................................
Dairy and related products ..........................................
Fruits and vegetables ..................................................
Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials .......
Other food at home .....................................................
Sugar and sweets .....................................................
Fats and oils ..............................................................
Other foods ...............................................................
Other miscellaneous foods 1 2 ................................
Food away from home 1 ...............................................
Other food away from home 1 2 ..................................
Alcoholic beverages ........................................................
209.087
208.778
207.633
233.287
199.499
207.341
268.642
156.743
177.957
180.431
183.396
192.472
118.182
211.878
148.385
211.841
209.517
209.255
207.971
236.325
199.527
205.624
268.864
157.218
178.157
182.273
182.190
192.565
117.321
212.537
148.564
211.645
Housing .............................................................................
Shelter .............................................................................
Rent of primary residence 3 ..........................................
Lodging away from home 2 ...........................................
Owners’ equivalent rent of primary residence 3 4 .........
Tenants’ and household insurance 1 2 .........................
Fuels and utilities ............................................................
Household energy .........................................................
Fuel oil and other fuels ................................................
Gas (piped) and electricity 3 .......................................
Water and sewer and trash collection services 2 ..........
Household furnishings and operations ............................
Household operations 1 2 .............................................
213.313
244.837
240.191
144.953
250.413
117.622
208.175
188.722
302.465
190.706
148.647
126.510
143.500
Apparel ..............................................................................
Men’s and boys’ apparel .................................................
Women’s and girls’ apparel .............................................
Infants’ and toddlers’ apparel ..........................................
Footwear .........................................................................
6 months
ended—
Aug.
2007
Nov.
2007
Feb.
2008
May
2008
Nov.
2007
May
2008
215.132
2.0
6.3
3.1
4.9
4.1
4.0
211.442
211.232
211.085
239.619
201.404
207.992
274.120
159.868
181.508
184.421
191.560
195.506
118.500
213.083
148.667
212.894
212.091
211.918
211.620
243.503
201.610
207.808
274.113
158.445
182.434
185.210
192.640
196.520
118.744
213.967
149.666
213.067
5.2
5.3
5.4
5.0
1.4
36.1
-3.2
5.8
3.5
4.4
8.1
2.5
4.9
5.0
6.3
4.2
4.2
4.3
4.4
6.5
2.5
6.7
10.9
-.5
2.7
4.2
5.9
1.7
-2.3
4.1
3.5
2.8
4.6
4.7
5.3
12.4
2.3
3.4
2.2
4.8
6.8
2.6
16.1
6.2
10.0
3.9
4.9
4.1
5.9
6.2
7.9
18.7
4.3
.9
8.4
4.4
10.4
11.0
21.7
8.7
1.9
4.0
3.5
2.3
4.7
4.8
4.9
5.8
2.0
20.5
3.6
2.6
3.1
4.3
7.0
2.1
1.2
4.6
4.9
3.5
5.2
5.4
6.6
15.5
3.3
2.1
5.3
4.6
8.6
6.7
18.9
7.4
5.9
4.0
4.2
3.2
214.204
245.200
240.763
144.128
250.941
117.701
212.311
193.154
326.372
194.239
149.080
127.205
145.034
214.850
245.335
241.489
141.456
251.461
118.422
216.921
198.101
338.212
199.018
149.537
127.076
145.784
215.876
245.822
241.919
143.357
251.656
118.411
222.094
203.609
364.824
203.584
150.203
127.352
146.957
2.1
3.1
3.0
8.8
2.5
1.9
-1.2
-2.5
16.5
-4.0
5.7
-1.1
1.4
3.5
3.1
4.5
-.9
3.2
.2
10.2
11.2
72.4
6.7
5.4
-1.0
1.8
2.8
2.6
3.6
1.0
2.6
2.2
6.5
6.7
21.3
5.3
5.7
.3
5.4
4.9
1.6
2.9
-4.3
2.0
2.7
29.5
35.5
111.7
29.9
4.3
2.7
10.0
2.8
3.1
3.8
3.9
2.9
1.1
4.4
4.1
41.7
1.2
5.6
-1.0
1.6
3.8
2.1
3.3
-1.7
2.3
2.4
17.5
20.3
60.2
16.9
5.0
1.5
7.7
119.352
114.213
108.393
115.627
123.304
117.819
113.256
105.548
113.658
123.193
118.363
113.763
105.549
114.388
124.302
118.043
114.153
105.181
113.408
124.290
-1.9
.6
-6.1
-.2
1.7
3.4
.4
2.1
12.2
3.9
.8
6.8
-4.2
-.3
-.7
-4.3
-.2
-11.3
-7.5
3.2
.7
.5
-2.0
5.8
2.8
-1.8
3.3
-7.9
-3.9
1.3
Transportation ...................................................................
Private transportation ......................................................
New and used motor vehicles 2 ....................................
New vehicles ...............................................................
Used cars and trucks 1 ...............................................
Motor fuel ......................................................................
Gasoline (all types) .....................................................
Motor vehicle parts and equipment 1 ............................
Motor vehicle maintenance and repair ..........................
Public transportation .......................................................
194.390
190.437
94.156
135.195
137.248
277.448
276.131
125.225
228.425
239.080
195.797
191.585
94.068
135.024
137.225
281.996
279.818
126.325
229.641
245.136
194.483
190.264
93.859
134.772
136.787
276.571
274.251
126.049
230.660
244.145
198.465
194.122
93.798
134.693
136.325
292.243
289.943
126.824
231.822
249.869
-.5
-.8
2.2
.1
8.1
-8.5
-8.7
2.5
3.9
4.8
19.5
20.0
-.9
-.9
-1.5
77.6
77.9
5.9
2.2
12.8
3.5
3.4
-.9
-2.5
1.9
7.8
7.7
5.7
5.4
4.7
8.7
8.0
-1.5
-1.5
-2.7
23.1
21.6
5.2
6.1
19.3
9.1
9.1
.6
-.4
3.2
27.5
27.4
4.2
3.0
8.7
6.1
5.7
-1.2
-2.0
-.4
15.2
14.4
5.5
5.7
11.7
Medical care ......................................................................
Medical care commodities ..............................................
Medical care services .....................................................
Professional services ....................................................
Hospital and related services 3 .....................................
361.168
296.151
380.787
307.160
524.634
361.697
297.377
380.994
307.527
525.672
362.243
296.876
381.990
308.120
528.453
362.801
294.687
383.752
310.154
530.603
5.5
3.4
6.1
4.7
7.7
5.2
3.5
5.8
3.3
9.7
3.9
3.9
3.9
3.0
7.9
1.8
-2.0
3.2
4.0
4.6
5.4
3.4
6.0
4.0
8.7
2.8
.9
3.5
3.5
6.3
Expenditure category
See footnotes at end of table.
7
CPI Detailed Report-May 2008
Table 2. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): Seasonally adjusted U.S. city average, by expenditure category
and commodity and service group -Continued
(1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
Seasonally adjusted annual rate percent
change for
Seasonally adjusted indexes
3 months ended—
Item and group
Feb.
2008
Mar.
2008
Apr.
2008
May
2008
Recreation 2 ......................................................................
Video and audio 2 ...........................................................
112.373
103.147
112.656
103.370
112.588
102.948
Education and communication 2 .......................................
Education 2 .....................................................................
Educational books and supplies ...................................
Tuition, other school fees, and childcare ......................
Communication 2 ............................................................
Information and information processing 1 2 ..................
Telephone services 1 2 ...............................................
Information technology, hardware and services 1 5 ....
Personal computers and peripheral equipment 1 6 ...
121.745
177.406
436.364
511.324
83.388
80.638
98.837
10.253
100.545
122.075
178.144
437.600
513.503
83.500
80.752
99.031
10.246
100.359
Other goods and services .................................................
Tobacco and smoking products 1 ...................................
Personal care ..................................................................
Personal care products 1 ..............................................
Personal care services 1 ...............................................
Miscellaneous personal services ..................................
339.869
575.227
198.473
157.677
220.848
333.716
6 months
ended—
Aug.
2007
Nov.
2007
Feb.
2008
May
2008
Nov.
2007
May
2008
112.663
102.443
-0.5
-2.3
2.7
2.2
1.4
.7
1.0
-2.7
1.1
-.1
1.2
-1.0
122.564
179.234
441.736
516.515
83.669
80.921
99.494
10.170
98.853
123.004
179.968
443.715
518.616
83.929
81.080
99.879
10.118
97.028
2.4
5.2
12.4
4.7
-.5
-1.0
1.3
-10.7
-16.8
2.1
6.0
4.6
6.1
-1.9
-2.1
-.2
-10.4
-22.2
3.2
5.6
3.4
5.8
.6
.6
.3
1.9
1.8
4.2
5.9
6.9
5.8
2.6
2.2
4.3
-5.2
-13.3
2.2
5.6
8.4
5.4
-1.2
-1.6
.6
-10.5
-19.5
3.7
5.8
5.2
5.8
1.6
1.4
2.2
-1.7
-6.1
341.374
574.890
199.641
158.440
222.752
334.878
343.072
576.359
200.773
159.398
222.799
337.233
344.305
581.185
201.219
158.790
223.649
339.034
2.0
4.1
1.4
-2.0
1.5
2.7
3.2
5.0
2.7
2.0
2.9
3.7
3.9
9.8
2.2
-2.2
4.2
5.7
5.3
4.2
5.7
2.9
5.2
6.5
2.6
4.5
2.1
.0
2.2
3.2
4.6
7.0
3.9
.3
4.7
6.1
173.011
209.087
152.726
195.406
119.352
246.666
111.756
251.804
255.267
117.622
190.706
148.647
143.500
238.389
380.787
291.364
173.575
209.517
153.327
196.898
117.819
250.287
111.800
252.703
255.657
117.701
194.239
149.080
145.034
240.053
380.994
292.410
173.718
211.442
152.734
195.857
118.363
248.038
111.417
253.456
255.735
118.422
199.018
149.537
145.784
240.412
381.990
293.296
175.279
212.091
154.620
200.497
118.043
255.265
111.227
254.643
256.268
118.411
203.584
150.203
146.957
242.389
383.752
294.450
.9
5.2
-1.6
-5.7
-1.9
.3
-.4
2.8
3.1
1.9
-4.0
5.7
1.4
4.2
6.1
2.0
10.3
4.2
14.0
31.2
3.4
24.5
-.9
3.6
3.0
.2
6.7
5.4
1.8
3.1
5.8
3.5
3.1
4.6
2.2
4.4
.8
12.2
-1.4
3.2
2.7
2.2
5.3
5.7
5.4
4.0
3.9
3.4
5.3
5.9
5.1
10.8
-4.3
14.7
-1.9
4.6
1.6
2.7
29.9
4.3
10.0
6.9
3.2
4.3
5.5
4.7
5.9
11.2
.7
11.7
-.6
3.2
3.1
1.1
1.2
5.6
1.6
3.6
6.0
2.7
4.2
5.2
3.6
7.6
-1.8
13.4
-1.7
3.9
2.1
2.4
16.9
5.0
7.7
5.5
3.5
3.8
213.221
202.328
205.076
154.934
195.304
241.207
202.376
266.373
241.233
229.390
212.471
213.851
140.316
280.566
258.078
213.992
203.213
205.807
155.514
197.043
245.015
203.730
268.136
242.188
233.839
212.819
214.176
140.180
286.164
258.722
214.183
203.782
206.241
154.972
197.193
244.131
204.711
269.814
242.925
233.804
213.314
214.398
140.193
281.614
259.084
215.688
205.548
207.649
156.814
202.150
250.889
207.834
272.112
244.156
244.107
213.786
214.832
140.010
297.965
259.944
1.5
1.5
1.8
-1.4
-6.5
-1.2
-1.3
2.7
2.8
-5.7
2.9
2.5
.4
-7.0
3.3
6.6
7.9
6.3
13.5
27.7
23.8
15.8
3.6
2.9
43.6
2.9
2.6
.5
77.3
3.4
2.9
3.4
3.1
2.3
3.0
9.2
4.2
3.7
3.1
7.6
2.7
2.3
.4
8.9
3.1
4.7
6.5
5.1
4.9
14.8
17.0
11.2
8.9
4.9
28.2
2.5
1.8
-.9
27.2
2.9
4.0
4.6
4.1
5.8
9.2
10.6
6.9
3.2
2.9
16.3
2.9
2.5
.4
28.4
3.3
3.8
5.0
4.1
3.6
8.7
13.1
7.7
6.3
4.0
17.5
2.6
2.1
-.2
17.7
3.0
Expenditure category
Commodity and service group
Commodities .......................................................................
Food and beverages .........................................................
Commodities less food and beverages .............................
Nondurables less food and beverages ...........................
Apparel ..........................................................................
Nondurables less food, beverages, and apparel ..........
Durables ..........................................................................
Services ..............................................................................
Rent of shelter 4 ................................................................
Tenants’ and household insurance 1 2 .............................
Gas (piped) and electricity 3 .............................................
Water and sewer and trash collection services 2 ..............
Household operations 1 2 .................................................
Transportation services .....................................................
Medical care services .......................................................
Other services ...................................................................
Special indexes
All items less food ...............................................................
All items less shelter ...........................................................
All items less medical care ..................................................
Commodities less food ........................................................
Nondurables less food ........................................................
Nondurables less food and apparel ....................................
Nondurables ........................................................................
Services less rent of shelter 4 .............................................
Services less medical care services ...................................
Energy .................................................................................
All items less energy ...........................................................
All items less food and energy ..........................................
Commodities less food and energy commodities ...........
Energy commodities .....................................................
Services less energy services .........................................
1 Not seasonally adjusted.
2 Indexes on a December 1997=100 base.
3 This index series was calculated using a Laspeyres estimator. All other
4 Indexes on a December 1982=100 base.
5 Indexes on a December 1988=100 base.
6 Indexes on a December 2007=100 base.
item stratum index series were calculated using a geometric means estimator.
NOTE: Index applies to a month as a whole, not to any specific date.
8
CPI Detailed Report-May 2008
Table 3. Consumer Price Index for all Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, detailed expenditure categories
(1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
Item and Group
Relative
importance,
December
2007
Unadjusted
percent change to
May 2008 from—
Unadjusted
indexes
Apr.
2008
May
2008
May
2007
214.823
643.515
216.632
648.933
4.2
-
211.365
211.102
210.851
240.034
208.229
224.337
208.577
206.175
132.656
256.990
158.271
291.388
299.909
149.863
234.471
227.468
241.878
233.763
242.695
266.950
212.251
212.054
211.863
244.192
212.808
231.132
211.396
213.148
142.740
260.894
161.382
294.581
308.597
150.292
237.889
232.652
243.016
237.739
240.716
277.306
245.065
200.770
198.825
196.450
212.782
189.647
152.435
150.526
146.468
180.557
126.656
216.807
124.874
181.260
203.115
166.326
113.380
188.696
187.905
122.205
243.841
244.431
200.960
199.985
197.301
215.927
189.745
156.272
153.924
150.499
181.312
126.187
215.096
125.216
178.318
199.118
171.066
114.936
185.170
178.036
121.714
240.679
Seasonally adjusted
percent change from—
Apr.
2008
Feb. to
Mar.
Mar. to
Apr.
Apr. to
May
0.8
0.3
0.2
0.6
-
-
-
-
5.0
5.1
5.8
10.5
9.3
20.9
3.3
17.0
19.9
11.1
15.9
15.6
16.2
11.0
8.6
7.6
9.2
8.4
6.3
9.7
.4
.5
.5
1.7
2.2
3.0
1.4
3.4
7.6
1.5
2.0
1.1
2.9
.3
1.5
2.3
.5
1.7
-.8
3.9
.2
.2
.2
1.3
2.1
2.9
2.7
-.2
.7
1.2
2.1
3.2
.8
1.5
1.8
2.9
.1
-.6
.3
-1.4
.9
.9
1.5
1.4
.2
6.4
-1.3
2.3
2.8
1.8
1.5
1.2
1.9
2.3
1.0
1.3
.9
3.4
1.5
2.6
.3
.3
.3
1.6
1.7
.3
1.4
3.4
7.6
1.7
2.0
1.1
2.9
.3
1.6
2.4
.5
1.7
-.8
4.8
7.8
2.6
1.9
.5
1.5
2.8
.3
-.4
6.1
-.6
-2.3
-3.8
.5
1.1
.6
-1.4
.8
.3
.1
.9
10.1
-.3
.1
.6
.4
1.5
.1
2.5
2.3
2.8
.4
-.4
-.8
.3
-1.6
-2.0
2.8
1.4
-1.9
-5.3
-.4
-1.3
.9
.0
.0
.1
.6
.5
1.0
.4
1.7
-1.0
-1.0
.8
-2.4
-1.1
-.2
.3
-3.7
.3
1.8
.4
-3.6
5.0
.9
.9
.6
-1.1
-.4
-3.1
-1.1
-1.0
3.4
1.4
.0
3.7
7.9
7.4
.5
4.2
.4
1.5
.9
1.1
-1.5
.1
.4
.1
1.5
.1
2.5
2.3
2.8
-.8
-.9
-2.3
-.9
-3.9
-4.0
1.8
2.0
-1.7
-3.5
-.4
-1.3
Expenditure category
All items ........................................................................................
All items (1967=100) ....................................................................
100.000
Food and beverages ..................................................................
Food .........................................................................................
Food at home .........................................................................
Cereals and bakery products ...............................................
Cereals and cereal products ..............................................
Flour and prepared flour mixes ........................................
Breakfast cereal 1 ............................................................
Rice, pasta, cornmeal 1 ....................................................
Rice 1 2 3 ........................................................................
Bakery products .................................................................
Bread 1 3 ..........................................................................
White bread 1 2 ..............................................................
Bread other than white 1 2 ..............................................
Fresh biscuits, rolls, muffins 1 3 .......................................
Cakes, cupcakes, and cookies .........................................
Cookies 2 .......................................................................
Fresh cakes and cupcakes 1 2 .......................................
Other bakery products ......................................................
Fresh sweetrolls, coffeecakes, doughnuts 1 2 ................
Crackers, bread, and cracker products 2 .......................
Frozen and refrigerated bakery products, pies, tarts,
turnovers 2 .............................................................
Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs ..............................................
Meats, poultry, and fish ......................................................
Meats ...............................................................................
Beef and veal 1 ..............................................................
Uncooked ground beef 1 ..............................................
Uncooked beef roasts 1 3 .............................................
Uncooked beef steaks 1 3 ............................................
Uncooked other beef and veal 1 3 ................................
Pork ................................................................................
Bacon, breakfast sausage, and related products 3 ......
Bacon and related products 2 ....................................
Breakfast sausage and related products 2 3 ..............
Ham ..............................................................................
Ham, excluding canned 2 ...........................................
Pork chops ...................................................................
Other pork including roasts and picnics 3 ....................
Other meats ...................................................................
Frankfurters 2 ...............................................................
Lunchmeats 1 2 3 .........................................................
Lamb and organ meats 1 2 ...........................................
Lamb and mutton 1 2 3 .................................................
Poultry 1 ...........................................................................
Chicken 1 3 .....................................................................
Fresh whole chicken 1 2 ...............................................
Fresh and frozen chicken parts 1 2 ..............................
Other poultry including turkey 3 ......................................
Fish and seafood 1 ...........................................................
Fresh fish and seafood 1 3 .............................................
Processed fish and seafood 3 ........................................
Canned fish and seafood 2 ..........................................
Frozen fish and seafood 1 2 .........................................
Eggs ...................................................................................
Dairy and related products ...................................................
Milk 1 3 ...............................................................................
Fresh whole milk 1 2 .........................................................
Fresh milk other than whole 1 2 3 .....................................
Cheese and related products 1 ..........................................
Ice cream and related products ..........................................
Other dairy and related products 3 .....................................
14.914
13.833
7.660
1.030
.324
.036
.191
.096
-
-
.706
.211
-
.098
.189
-
.208
-
1.807
1.687
1.089
.525
.203
.083
.192
.048
.330
.118
-
.067
-
.065
.080
.234
-
.317
.260
-
.057
.281
.152
.129
-
.120
.887
.323
-
.269
.139
.157
NA
NA
-
-
-
-
-
197.452
128.378
204.281
195.749
123.423
228.053
137.056
117.908
151.892
250.319
233.184
207.680
147.969
217.605
148.185
207.006
190.671
141.287
199.072
129.058
201.983
198.834
125.990
230.082
138.197
119.036
153.246
253.405
217.127
207.778
146.905
214.358
148.130
209.867
190.191
140.649
4.5
4.2
4.3
4.3
6.1
4.3
4.4
4.3
5.0
3.7
18.2
11.0
10.2
10.5
9.8
14.0
5.9
11.4
.8
.5
-1.1
1.6
2.1
.9
.8
1.0
.9
1.2
-6.9
.0
-.7
-1.5
.0
1.4
-.3
-.5
.1
.4
-.2
1.1
-.8
-.7
-.4
-.2
-.3
-.4
.9
-.8
-2.2
-2.4
-1.7
-.4
-.7
.7
.7
.6
3.1
-.6
1.6
2.6
2.0
1.7
-.1
4.5
1.0
1.2
.9
1.3
.5
.0
1.6
2.0
.8
.5
-1.1
1.6
1.8
.9
.8
.2
.9
1.2
-3.8
-.1
-.7
-1.5
.0
1.4
.6
-1.7
See footnotes at end of table.
9
CPI Detailed Report-May 2008
Table 3. Consumer Price Index for all Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, detailed expenditure categories -Continued
(1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
Item and Group
Relative
importance,
December
2007
Unadjusted
indexes
Apr.
2008
May
2008
272.746
322.075
343.321
316.446
213.900
201.095
368.181
120.484
299.770
293.081
276.987
334.911
301.166
134.731
134.594
130.684
141.158
133.819
187.209
135.515
147.193
159.730
122.941
147.035
147.434
117.234
112.330
189.526
194.487
204.896
121.478
181.806
184.878
168.501
122.458
132.680
190.640
148.011
175.499
214.018
114.696
141.436
126.169
195.993
227.609
162.748
194.598
204.071
121.691
121.907
114.979
240.362
136.670
118.500
101.295
213.083
134.155
134.816
129.432
108.017
122.384
276.481
326.346
353.438
325.916
212.943
203.731
386.707
126.210
298.535
294.579
268.253
322.097
304.826
136.775
136.755
135.165
142.056
135.060
190.360
138.508
151.788
158.336
121.277
143.192
146.549
117.091
112.388
191.405
196.292
206.714
120.850
182.680
185.097
169.124
122.203
133.999
193.364
152.637
178.232
222.436
111.117
145.745
128.666
196.787
231.662
161.457
197.569
204.903
120.699
127.105
114.329
243.634
137.080
118.744
102.365
213.967
134.584
135.513
129.548
107.950
123.388
Unadjusted
percent change to
May 2008 from—
May
2007
Apr.
2008
Seasonally adjusted
percent change from—
Feb. to
Mar.
Mar. to
Apr.
Apr. to
May
0.1
.4
-1.1
1.4
8.6
.4
2.1
-5.9
2.0
-1.0
-1.5
15.5
-1.9
-.9
-1.7
-1.5
-1.7
1.0
1.4
-.8
-3.0
.3
-.7
-1.2
-1.4
.0
1.8
1.7
.7
2.3
1.4
.1
1.0
-1.2
1.2
3.0
-.7
-1.9
-2.6
-1.1
-2.6
1.8
1.7
.0
-.4
1.3
.0
.6
1.7
-2.3
-.1
2.1
.9
-.7
-.7
.3
.3
.4
.7
.0
.1
2.0
1.5
3.2
1.0
6.1
.3
.6
4.1
-.2
3.8
-.5
-3.6
.7
3.4
4.0
1.2
5.4
1.8
1.9
2.6
4.3
1.7
2.2
2.2
1.6
1.0
1.3
4.0
4.3
2.8
-.1
1.9
1.2
2.5
1.5
.6
5.1
7.3
7.8
6.5
1.8
5.9
2.0
1.5
1.3
1.8
2.4
2.8
1.3
-1.0
1.9
2.9
.8
1.0
.4
.3
.3
.3
.1
.1
.6
0.0
-.1
-.7
.8
.9
-1.9
.2
-.9
.5
-1.7
-3.2
-4.9
3.2
.4
.0
1.6
-.7
.4
1.0
1.7
3.1
-.9
-1.5
-2.2
-.6
-.1
.2
.8
1.3
.9
-.1
.5
.4
-.5
-.2
-.5
.6
.7
-1.7
2.9
-2.5
2.8
2.0
.5
.3
-.3
1.5
.0
-.8
4.3
-.6
1.4
.3
.2
1.1
.4
.3
.5
.2
-.1
.8
Expenditure category
Fruits and vegetables ...........................................................
Fresh fruits and vegetables ................................................
Fresh fruits .......................................................................
Apples ............................................................................
Bananas .........................................................................
Citrus fruits 3 ..................................................................
Oranges, including tangerines 2 ...................................
Other fresh fruits 3 ..........................................................
Fresh vegetables ..............................................................
Potatoes .........................................................................
Lettuce 1 .........................................................................
Tomatoes .......................................................................
Other fresh vegetables ...................................................
Processed fruits and vegetables 3 .....................................
Canned fruits and vegetables 3 ........................................
Canned fruits 2 3 ............................................................
Canned vegetables 2 3 ...................................................
Frozen fruits and vegetables 3 .........................................
Frozen vegetables 2 .......................................................
Other processed fruits and vegetables including dried 3
Dried beans, peas, and lentils 1 2 3 ................................
Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials ................
Juices and nonalcoholic drinks 3 ........................................
Carbonated drinks ............................................................
Frozen noncarbonated juices and drinks 1 3 ....................
Nonfrozen noncarbonated juices and drinks 1 3 ..............
Beverage materials including coffee and tea 3 ..................
Coffee ...............................................................................
Roasted coffee 2 ............................................................
Instant and freeze dried coffee 1 2 .................................
Other beverage materials including tea 3 .........................
Other food at home ..............................................................
Sugar and sweets ..............................................................
Sugar and artificial sweeteners ........................................
Candy and chewing gum 1 3 ............................................
Other sweets 3 .................................................................
Fats and oils .......................................................................
Butter and margarine 3 .....................................................
Butter 2 ...........................................................................
Margarine 2 ....................................................................
Salad dressing 3 ...............................................................
Other fats and oils including peanut butter 3 ....................
Peanut butter 1 2 3 .........................................................
Other foods ........................................................................
Soups ...............................................................................
Frozen and freeze dried prepared foods ..........................
Snacks 1 ...........................................................................
Spices, seasonings, condiments, sauces ........................
Salt and other seasonings and spices 1 2 3 ...................
Olives, pickles, relishes 1 2 3 ..........................................
Sauces and gravies 1 2 3 ...............................................
Other condiments 1 2 .....................................................
Baby food 1 3 ....................................................................
Other miscellaneous foods 1 3 .........................................
Prepared salads 1 2 4 .....................................................
Food away from home 1 .........................................................
Full service meals and snacks 1 3 ........................................
Limited service meals and snacks 1 3 ..................................
Food at employee sites and schools 3 .................................
Food at elementary and secondary schools 1 2 5 ..............
Food from vending machines and mobile vendors 1 3 .........
1.156
.905
.464
.078
.064
.080
-
.243
.441
.068
.059
.092
.222
.251
.126
-
.077
-
.048
-
.928
.607
.292
.014
.301
.321
.115
-
.206
1.852
.277
.048
.178
.052
.205
.057
-
.058
.090
-
1.369
.088
.295
.279
.236
-
.068
.404
-
6.173
3.027
2.429
.287
-
.133
4.4
3.3
4.7
7.4
21.7
-7.9
-15.3
5.5
1.8
3.5
1.0
4.0
.5
8.4
10.3
7.7
12.2
5.5
5.1
7.8
15.3
3.6
3.2
2.8
7.7
3.5
4.4
8.5
9.0
8.5
1.9
5.8
5.5
.8
6.5
6.8
12.8
12.4
3.8
20.0
1.0
20.8
13.0
4.7
4.1
3.8
7.4
4.6
5.3
4.9
3.6
6.0
6.0
3.5
-
4.3
4.1
4.5
2.9
3.0
5.2
1.4
1.3
2.9
3.0
-.4
1.3
5.0
4.8
-.4
.5
-3.2
-3.8
1.2
1.5
1.6
3.4
.6
.9
1.7
2.2
3.1
-.9
-1.4
-2.6
-.6
-.1
.1
1.0
.9
.9
-.5
.5
.1
.4
-.2
1.0
1.4
3.1
1.6
3.9
-3.1
3.0
2.0
.4
1.8
-.8
1.5
.4
-.8
4.3
-.6
1.4
.3
.2
1.1
.4
.3
.5
.1
-.1
.8
See footnotes at end of table.
10
CPI Detailed Report-May 2008
Table 3. Consumer Price Index for all Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, detailed expenditure categories -Continued
(1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
Item and Group
Relative
importance,
December
2007
Unadjusted
percent change to
May 2008 from—
Unadjusted
indexes
Apr.
2008
May
2008
May
2007
149.666
213.532
183.849
188.615
186.170
187.678
183.527
167.855
276.618
139.546
150.521
148.287
4.5
3.4
2.8
2.3
2.6
1.5
2.8
3.8
4.3
4.2
2.9
6.3
215.809
246.069
241.803
145.634
382.813
305.607
251.576
118.411
219.881
201.212
363.872
411.126
344.495
200.999
182.260
258.374
150.069
326.259
361.533
127.598
79.053
114.702
85.573
67.791
123.485
141.510
89.515
89.060
3.3
2.6
3.5
1.1
4.6
.9
2.6
1.7
10.7
11.9
50.7
64.0
23.7
8.8
5.8
16.5
5.3
5.2
5.3
.2
-2.3
-2.4
.0
-3.5
-2.4
-2.3
-2.6
-2.1
Seasonally adjusted
percent change from—
Apr.
2008
Feb. to
Mar.
Mar. to
Apr.
Apr. to
May
0.7
.0
-.3
-.9
.4
.4
-.1
.4
.4
.4
.4
.4
0.1
-.1
-.3
-.5
-.5
-.3
-.1
.0
.5
.1
.4
.8
0.1
.6
.6
.2
1.4
.2
1.7
1.0
.5
.8
.4
.8
0.7
.1
-.1
-.8
.4
.4
.0
.5
.2
.4
.4
.5
.4
.0
.1
-.5
.3
-.6
.1
.0
3.1
3.7
6.1
8.0
1.6
3.4
2.5
5.5
.4
.3
.5
.2
1.3
.4
.3
2.1
-.9
.0
-1.5
-.6
.4
.1
.2
-.6
.4
-.6
.2
.1
2.0
2.3
7.9
10.1
2.3
1.9
.8
4.6
.3
.4
.1
.5
-1.3
.0
-1.5
-1.6
1.7
-.7
2.2
4.0
.3
.1
.3
-1.9
.4
-2.0
.2
.6
2.2
2.6
3.6
4.4
1.2
2.5
1.5
4.8
.3
.3
.3
-.1
-1.4
-3.4
-3.0
-.1
-1.1
-.4
-1.4
-2.1
.5
.2
.2
1.3
.4
1.4
.1
.0
2.4
2.8
7.9
10.4
2.7
2.3
.9
5.6
.4
.4
.5
.2
1.5
.4
.5
2.1
-.9
.0
-1.5
-.4
Expenditure category
Other food away from home 1 3 ...........................................
Alcoholic beverages .................................................................
Alcoholic beverages at home .................................................
Beer, ale, and other malt beverages at home ......................
Distilled spirits at home ........................................................
Whiskey at home 1 2 ..........................................................
Distilled spirits, excluding whiskey, at home 2 ...................
Wine at home .......................................................................
Alcoholic beverages away from home ...................................
Beer, ale, and other malt beverages away from home 1 2 3
Wine away from home 1 2 3 .................................................
Distilled spirits away from home 2 3 .....................................
.297
1.080
.609
.306
.074
-
148.667
213.503
184.351
190.398
185.448
186.884
183.779
167.179
275.556
138.988
149.881
147.659
Housing ......................................................................................
Shelter ......................................................................................
Rent of primary residence 6 ...................................................
Lodging away from home 3 ....................................................
Housing at school, excluding board 6 7 ................................
Other lodging away from home including hotels and motels
Owners’ equivalent rent of primary residence 6 7 ..................
Tenants’ and household insurance 1 3 ...................................
Fuels and utilities .....................................................................
Household energy ..................................................................
Fuel oil and other fuels .........................................................
Fuel oil ................................................................................
Propane, kerosene, and firewood 8 ...................................
Gas (piped) and electricity 6 .................................................
Electricity 6 .........................................................................
Utility (piped) gas service 6 ................................................
Water and sewer and trash collection services 3 ...................
Water and sewerage maintenance 6 ....................................
Garbage and trash collection 1 9 ..........................................
Household furnishings and operations .....................................
Window and floor coverings and other linens 3 ......................
Floor coverings 1 3 ...............................................................
Window coverings 3 .............................................................
Other linens 1 3 ....................................................................
Furniture and bedding 1 .........................................................
Bedroom furniture 1 ..............................................................
Living room, kitchen, and dining room furniture 1 3 ..............
Other furniture 3 ...................................................................
Infants’ furniture 1 2 5 .........................................................
Appliances 1 3 ........................................................................
Major appliances 1 3 .............................................................
Laundry equipment 1 2 .......................................................
Other appliances 1 3 .............................................................
Other household equipment and furnishings 3 .......................
Clocks, lamps, and decorator items 1 ..................................
Indoor plants and flowers 10 .................................................
Dishes and flatware 1 3 ........................................................
Nonelectric cookware and tableware 3 ................................
Tools, hardware, outdoor equipment and supplies 3 .............
Tools, hardware and supplies 1 3 .........................................
Outdoor equipment and supplies 3 ......................................
Housekeeping supplies 1 .......................................................
Household cleaning products 1 3 .........................................
Household paper products 1 3 ..............................................
Miscellaneous household products 1 3 .................................
Household operations 1 3 .......................................................
Domestic services 1 3 ...........................................................
Gardening and lawncare services 1 3 ..................................
Moving, storage, freight expense 3 ......................................
42.427
32.596
5.765
2.564
.148
2.416
23.942
.325
5.128
4.215
.351
.239
.113
3.864
2.766
1.098
.913
.660
.253
4.702
.357
.048
.112
.198
1.036
.338
.505
.186
214.890
246.004
241.474
146.378
381.843
307.299
251.418
118.422
213.302
194.121
342.811
380.632
338.957
194.379
177.818
244.862
149.536
325.327
359.586
127.332
78.020
114.217
85.286
66.389
124.559
141.508
90.913
89.596
-
.229
.472
-
NA
NA
-
-
-
-
-
.357
.219
88.878
100.420
116.290
74.233
76.035
70.707
128.025
72.930
95.696
93.654
99.672
90.595
174.832
114.603
144.687
115.841
145.784
142.306
147.525
128.578
89.364
100.994
116.397
74.604
76.401
70.863
129.831
73.628
95.727
93.683
99.133
90.937
175.429
115.337
145.004
115.930
146.957
142.640
149.229
130.672
-1.1
.5
-1.1
-3.5
-1.6
-5.0
4.7
.2
1.9
-1.6
-.5
-2.2
3.9
3.1
8.1
1.7
4.6
3.2
5.9
1.7
.5
.6
.1
.5
.5
.2
1.4
1.0
.0
.0
-.5
.4
.3
.6
.2
.1
.8
.2
1.2
1.6
-.2
.1
.2
-.6
-.2
-1.1
.7
-1.2
.6
.3
.2
.4
.8
.9
1.4
.1
1.1
.2
.0
.5
-.6
-.8
.6
1.3
.1
-1.2
-1.2
.2
.4
.1
.7
.8
1.2
.2
.5
.0
.6
.8
.5
.6
.1
.5
-.4
.2
.7
1.0
.0
.0
-.5
.1
.3
.6
.2
.1
.8
.2
1.2
1.2
-
.133
.621
.349
.104
.074
.094
.728
.211
.350
.867
.351
.223
.292
.737
.248
.246
.080
-
.1
See footnotes at end of table.
11
CPI Detailed Report-May 2008
Table 3. Consumer Price Index for all Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, detailed expenditure categories -Continued
(1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
Item and Group
Relative
importance,
December
2007
Unadjusted
indexes
Apr.
2008
May
2008
Unadjusted
percent change to
May 2008 from—
May
2007
Apr.
2008
Seasonally adjusted
percent change from—
Feb. to
Mar.
Mar. to
Apr.
Apr. to
May
Expenditure category
Repair of household items 1 3 ..............................................
.078
169.290
170.289
6.7
0.6
-0.3
1.4
0.6
Apparel .......................................................................................
Men’s and boys’ apparel ..........................................................
Men’s apparel .........................................................................
Men’s suits, sport coats, and outerwear ...............................
Men’s furnishings .................................................................
Men’s shirts and sweaters 3 .................................................
Men’s pants and shorts ........................................................
Boys’ apparel .........................................................................
Women’s and girls’ apparel ......................................................
Women’s apparel ...................................................................
Women’s outerwear .............................................................
Women’s dresses .................................................................
Women’s suits and separates 3 ...........................................
Women’s underwear, nightwear, sportswear and
accessories 3 ...............................................................
Girls’ apparel ..........................................................................
Footwear ..................................................................................
Men’s footwear 1 ....................................................................
Boys’ and girls’ footwear ........................................................
Women’s footwear .................................................................
Infants’ and toddlers’ apparel ...................................................
Jewelry and watches 8 .............................................................
Watches 8 ..............................................................................
Jewelry 8 ................................................................................
3.731
.935
.739
.148
.183
.224
.175
.196
1.600
1.329
.122
.105
.739
122.113
116.653
122.086
124.577
138.081
83.405
114.343
96.725
111.221
113.464
87.757
120.317
89.586
120.752
116.479
122.217
125.083
140.454
82.616
113.679
95.617
108.722
110.875
84.459
111.756
87.281
-.6
1.9
1.5
3.6
.9
-1.6
4.2
3.0
-5.0
-4.4
-8.5
1.9
-6.0
-1.1
-.1
.1
.4
1.7
-.9
-.6
-1.1
-2.2
-2.3
-3.8
-7.1
-2.6
-1.3
-.8
-.2
1.3
1.2
-3.7
1.9
-2.6
-2.6
-2.7
-8.5
-7.4
-2.0
.5
.4
.9
1.1
-.4
1.7
-.5
-.2
.0
.0
2.5
4.9
-1.4
-.3
.3
.4
.8
1.0
-.1
-.3
-.2
-.3
-.5
-1.8
-6.1
.1
.349
.271
.679
.216
.144
.319
.185
.333
.045
.288
94.509
100.254
126.212
122.908
129.556
126.028
116.358
146.650
116.504
153.963
94.646
98.184
125.537
123.792
127.025
125.105
114.582
147.330
115.769
154.920
-2.3
-7.6
2.0
1.7
5.4
.8
.8
8.0
-1.0
9.4
.1
-2.1
-.5
.7
-2.0
-.7
-1.5
.5
-.6
.6
1.0
-2.4
-.1
.3
-.3
.0
-1.7
1.4
-.3
1.6
.0
.1
.9
1.5
1.2
.5
.6
1.6
1.3
1.6
.4
.3
.0
.7
-1.5
.7
-.9
-1.7
-1.1
-1.8
Transportation ............................................................................
Private transportation ...............................................................
New and used motor vehicles 3 .............................................
New vehicles ........................................................................
New cars and trucks 2 3 .....................................................
New cars 2 .........................................................................
New trucks 2 9 ....................................................................
Used cars and trucks 1 .........................................................
Leased cars and trucks 11 ....................................................
Car and truck rental 3 ...........................................................
Motor fuel ...............................................................................
Gasoline (all types) ..............................................................
Gasoline, unleaded regular 2 .............................................
Gasoline, unleaded midgrade 2 12 .....................................
Gasoline, unleaded premium 2 ..........................................
Other motor fuels 1 3 ............................................................
Motor vehicle parts and equipment 1 .....................................
Tires 1 ..................................................................................
Vehicle accessories other than tires 1 3 ...............................
Vehicle parts and equipment other than tires 1 2 ...............
Motor oil, coolant, and fluids 1 2 .........................................
Motor vehicle maintenance and repair ...................................
Motor vehicle body work 1 ....................................................
Motor vehicle maintenance and servicing 1 .........................
Motor vehicle repair 3 ...........................................................
Motor vehicle insurance .........................................................
Motor vehicle fees 1 3 .............................................................
State and local registration and license 1 3 6 .......................
Parking and other fees 1 3 ....................................................
Parking fees and tolls 1 2 3 .................................................
Automobile service clubs 1 2 3 ...........................................
Public transportation ................................................................
Airline fare ..............................................................................
Other intercity transportation 1 ...............................................
Intercity bus fare 1 2 4 ..........................................................
17.688
16.583
7.191
4.632
198.608
194.574
93.973
135.175
93.707
135.329
139.300
136.787
92.349
116.304
294.291
291.910
292.285
297.636
279.388
299.239
126.049
114.496
135.757
133.403
254.904
230.528
236.389
210.365
141.592
337.817
145.296
141.048
153.066
159.978
120.648
244.164
274.020
151.563
98.395
205.262
201.133
93.705
134.669
93.369
135.144
138.507
136.325
92.921
115.440
322.124
319.787
320.646
325.561
304.345
322.484
126.824
115.395
136.234
133.646
256.548
231.730
237.076
211.077
142.559
338.561
145.598
141.594
152.913
160.177
119.753
251.600
285.607
153.043
99.224
8.1
7.9
-.3
-1.2
-1.2
-.5
-1.7
1.4
1.2
9.5
21.2
20.8
20.5
21.4
20.9
51.0
4.8
3.8
6.4
5.2
11.7
4.4
2.6
4.4
4.6
2.6
3.6
2.3
5.7
7.1
.9
10.2
14.4
.7
3.4
3.4
-.3
-.4
-.4
-.1
-.6
-.3
.6
-.7
9.5
9.5
9.7
9.4
8.9
7.8
.6
.8
.4
.2
.6
.5
.3
.3
.7
.2
.2
.4
-.1
.1
-.7
3.0
4.2
1.0
.8
.7
.6
-.1
-.1
-.1
.0
-.3
.0
-.3
1.7
1.6
1.3
1.2
1.4
1.3
13.1
.9
.9
.9
.4
3.0
.5
.1
.9
.4
.1
.5
-.1
1.4
1.7
.9
2.5
3.0
1.1
-.1
-.7
-.7
-.2
-.2
-.2
.0
-.5
-.3
-.3
.7
-1.9
-2.0
-1.9
-2.0
-1.9
5.7
-.2
-.3
-.1
-.1
.0
.4
.0
.4
.4
.4
.5
.0
1.3
1.6
.1
-.4
-.5
-1.0
1.6
2.0
2.0
-.1
-.1
-.1
.1
-.2
-.3
.4
2.3
5.7
5.7
5.6
5.9
5.7
7.8
.6
.8
.4
.2
.6
.5
.3
.3
.6
.3
.2
.4
-.1
.1
-.7
2.3
3.2
1.0
.8
-
1.773
.610
.082
5.482
5.215
-
.268
.356
.217
.139
-
1.123
.068
.435
.595
1.966
.465
.284
.166
-
1.106
.721
.167
-
-
See footnotes at end of table.
12
CPI Detailed Report-May 2008
Table 3. Consumer Price Index for all Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, detailed expenditure categories -Continued
(1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
Item and Group
Relative
importance,
December
2007
Unadjusted
indexes
Unadjusted
percent change to
May 2008 from—
Apr.
2008
May
2008
May
2007
Apr.
2008
95.596
70.234
237.839
96.345
70.644
238.708
-0.4
4.0
363.184
296.951
379.612
158.516
188.983
185.892
383.292
309.227
308.488
375.512
176.462
203.507
530.144
195.688
189.682
452.007
164.823
107.235
115.421
363.396
294.896
377.144
157.192
187.918
183.193
384.505
310.917
310.776
376.666
176.742
204.706
531.022
196.032
189.687
454.197
164.976
107.362
114.953
112.874
103.477
14.842
361.324
20.975
77.661
63.007
97.195
51.052
103.797
141.093
176.471
128.140
113.923
173.470
147.221
179.016
117.153
138.316
97.049
80.280
76.121
85.977
36.353
106.263
117.680
99.243
62.677
67.968
67.411
87.287
96.645
141.986
125.812
309.389
149.302
167.483
Seasonally adjusted
percent change from—
Feb. to
Mar.
Mar. to
Apr.
Apr. to
May
0.8
.6
.4
3.6
.7
1.2
-2.2
-1.4
.2
0.8
.8
.4
4.1
2.2
2.8
.4
.5
.1
4.7
3.7
2.8
5.9
2.6
3.9
7.5
7.9
7.5
8.3
3.6
4.7
1.9
.1
-.7
-.7
-.8
-.6
-1.5
.3
.5
.7
.3
.2
.6
.2
.2
.0
.5
.1
.1
-.4
.1
.4
.4
.8
1.2
-.2
.1
.1
.1
.2
.4
-.1
.2
.2
.1
.2
.5
.0
-.3
.2
-.2
-.2
.2
.3
.0
.3
.2
.1
.1
.5
.5
.5
.6
.6
.0
.1
-.1
-.5
.2
-.7
-.7
-.8
-.6
-1.5
.5
.7
.9
.4
.2
.7
.4
.4
.2
.5
.1
.1
-.4
112.987
102.988
14.430
360.821
20.828
77.310
62.539
97.010
51.182
101.999
142.033
177.494
129.026
114.056
174.843
148.748
180.133
117.898
139.730
97.208
80.664
76.338
86.787
36.514
106.947
117.668
99.953
62.571
67.617
67.400
88.158
96.837
142.584
1.2
-.6
-16.8
2.2
-13.1
.6
-5.3
5.1
-5.6
-2.5
7.2
7.9
9.5
2.6
6.1
4.5
6.4
.7
1.6
-.6
-1.8
-6.4
1.0
-12.0
2.4
2.1
2.5
-3.3
-5.2
-3.1
.6
1.5
2.1
.1
-.5
-2.8
-.1
-.7
-.5
-.7
-.2
.3
-1.7
.7
.6
.7
.1
.8
1.0
.6
.6
1.0
.2
.5
.3
.9
.4
.6
.0
.7
-.2
-.5
.0
1.0
.2
.4
.3
.2
-2.0
.6
.8
.7
1.4
.3
-1.8
.1
1.1
1.5
1.8
.8
.5
.0
.5
.2
-.5
1.0
-.9
-1.7
.3
-2.8
-.2
.4
-.5
-.2
-.3
.0
-.8
.6
.2
-.1
-.4
-.4
-.2
-2.6
.1
-.3
.0
-1.7
-1.4
.4
.4
.6
.0
.4
.4
.3
.5
-.4
.9
-.7
-1.2
.1
-2.1
-.2
.1
-.3
-.4
-.7
-.8
.0
.5
.0
.1
-.5
-2.1
-.1
-1.2
-.5
-.7
-.2
.3
-1.7
.5
.3
.3
.0
.9
1.0
.8
.6
1.3
.2
.5
.3
.9
.4
.6
.0
.7
-.4
-.5
.0
-.4
.2
.4
126.269
310.296
149.781
168.137
1.5
1.9
1.3
4.9
.4
.3
.3
.4
-.2
.5
.5
1.1
.6
-.5
-.8
1.3
.4
.3
.4
.5
Expenditure category
Intercity train fare 1 2 4 .........................................................
Ship fare 2 3 .........................................................................
Intracity transportation 1 .........................................................
-
.211
Medical care ...............................................................................
Medical care commodities ........................................................
Prescription drugs ..................................................................
Nonprescription drugs and medical supplies 1 8 ....................
Internal and respiratory over-the-counter drugs 1 ................
Nonprescription medical equipment and supplies 1 .............
Medical care services ...............................................................
Professional services .............................................................
Physicians’ services 6 ..........................................................
Dental services 6 ..................................................................
Eyeglasses and eye care 1 8 ................................................
Services by other medical professionals 6 8 ........................
Hospital and related services 6 ..............................................
Hospital services 6 13 ...........................................................
Inpatient hospital services 2 6 13 ........................................
Outpatient hospital services 1 2 6 8 ....................................
Nursing homes and adult day services 6 13 .........................
Care of invalids and elderly at home 1 4 ..............................
Health insurance 1 5 ...............................................................
6.231
1.601
1.236
.365
.252
.113
4.630
2.626
1.326
.727
.243
.330
1.467
1.264
Recreation 3 ...............................................................................
Video and audio 3 ....................................................................
Televisions .............................................................................
Cable and satellite television and radio service 9 ..................
Other video equipment 3 ........................................................
Video cassettes, discs, and other media including rental 1 3
Video cassettes and discs, blank and prerecorded 1 2 3 .....
Rental of video tapes and discs 1 2 3 ...................................
Audio equipment 1 .................................................................
Audio discs, tapes and other media 1 3 ..................................
Pets, pet products and services 3 ............................................
Pets and pet products ............................................................
Pet food 2 3 ..........................................................................
Purchase of pets, pet supplies, accessories 2 3 ...................
Pet services including veterinary 3 .........................................
Pet services 1 2 3 .................................................................
Veterinarian services 2 3 ......................................................
Sporting goods 1 ......................................................................
Sports vehicles including bicycles ..........................................
Sports equipment 1 ................................................................
Photography 1 3 .......................................................................
Photographic equipment and supplies 1 ................................
Film and photographic supplies 1 2 3 ...................................
Photographic equipment 1 2 3 ..............................................
Photographers and film processing 1 3 ..................................
Photographer fees 1 2 3 .......................................................
Film processing 1 2 3 ............................................................
Other recreational goods 3 .......................................................
Toys 1 .....................................................................................
Toys, games, hobbies and playground equipment 1 2 3 ......
Sewing machines, fabric and supplies 3 ................................
Music instruments and accessories 1 3 ..................................
Recreation services 3 ...............................................................
Club dues and fees for participant sports and group
exercises 3 .....................................................................
Admissions .............................................................................
Admission to movies, theaters, and concerts 2 3 .................
Admission to sporting events 2 3 ..........................................
5.647
1.843
.167
1.187
.035
.163
-
.128
.075
.537
-
.109
.082
.722
.424
-
.298
-
.586
.321
.255
.164
.077
-
.085
-
.370
.245
-
.062
.043
1.697
.555
.653
-
-
See footnotes at end of table.
13
CPI Detailed Report-May 2008
Table 3. Consumer Price Index for all Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, detailed expenditure categories -Continued
(1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
Item and Group
Relative
importance,
December
2007
Unadjusted
percent change to
May 2008 from—
Unadjusted
indexes
Apr.
2008
May
2008
May
2007
Apr.
2008
Seasonally adjusted
percent change from—
Feb. to
Mar.
Mar. to
Apr.
Apr. to
May
Expenditure category
Fees for lessons or instructions 8 ...........................................
Recreational reading materials 1 ..............................................
Newspapers and magazines 1 3 ............................................
Recreational books 1 3 ...........................................................
.231
.265
.144
.121
251.229
210.523
124.352
105.373
253.404
209.276
123.292
105.076
4.1
1.1
1.1
.9
0.9
-.6
-.9
-.3
0.5
-.1
.0
-.2
-0.1
.3
.4
.0
0.7
-.6
-.9
-.3
Education and communication 3 ................................................
Education 3 ..............................................................................
Educational books and supplies .............................................
College textbooks 1 2 11 .......................................................
Tuition, other school fees, and childcare ................................
College tuition and fees ........................................................
Elementary and high school tuition and fees .......................
Child care and nursery school 10 .........................................
Technical and business school tuition and fees 3 ................
Communication 3 .....................................................................
Postage and delivery services 3 .............................................
Postage 1 .............................................................................
Delivery services 3 ...............................................................
Information and information processing 1 3 ............................
Telephone services 1 3 .........................................................
Land-line telephone services, local charges 1 6 .................
Land-line telephone services, long distance charges 1 3 ...
Land-line interstate toll calls 1 2 .......................................
Land-line intrastate toll calls 1 2 .......................................
Wireless telephone services 1 3 .........................................
Information technology, hardware and services 1 14 .............
Personal computers and peripheral equipment 1 4 ..............
Computer software and accessories 1 3 ..............................
Internet services and electronic information providers 1 3 ...
Telephone hardware, calculators, and other consumer
information items 1 3 ....................................................
6.086
2.944
.207
1.047
.634
.242
.040
.282
122.073
177.754
442.160
146.045
511.887
559.780
557.887
221.385
182.610
83.670
132.689
208.927
203.376
80.921
99.494
228.693
72.206
51.673
76.833
64.272
10.170
98.853
50.924
72.996
122.348
177.994
442.770
146.508
512.579
560.613
558.913
221.473
183.823
83.929
135.789
213.669
210.018
81.080
99.879
229.447
73.127
52.760
77.524
64.272
10.118
97.028
50.858
73.235
3.0
5.7
6.8
7.2
5.6
6.4
5.6
4.1
4.3
.2
4.6
3.8
15.5
-.1
1.4
3.8
1.3
2.4
1.5
-.4
-6.2
-13.0
-4.7
-1.0
.2
.1
.1
.3
.1
.1
.2
.0
.7
.3
2.3
2.3
3.3
.2
.4
.3
1.3
2.1
.9
.0
-.5
-1.8
-.1
.3
.3
.4
.3
.3
.4
.4
.6
.3
.1
.1
.0
.0
.2
.1
.2
.5
.2
.0
.6
.0
-.1
-.2
-.8
-.2
.4
.6
.9
.5
.6
.8
.5
.2
.8
.2
.1
.0
1.2
.2
.5
.8
.3
.4
.4
.3
-.7
-1.5
.2
-.3
.4
.4
.4
.3
.4
.4
.5
.4
.4
.3
2.4
2.3
3.5
.2
.4
.3
1.3
2.1
.9
.0
-.5
-1.8
-.1
.3
.061
37.255
37.477
-4.3
.6
1.5
-.7
.6
Other goods and services ..........................................................
Tobacco and smoking products 1 ............................................
Cigarettes 1 3 .........................................................................
Tobacco products other than cigarettes 1 3 ...........................
Personal care ...........................................................................
Personal care products 1 .......................................................
Hair, dental, shaving, and miscellaneous personal care
products 1 3 ..................................................................
Cosmetics, perfume, bath, nail preparations and
implements 1 ................................................................
Personal care services 1 ........................................................
Haircuts and other personal care services 1 3 .....................
Miscellaneous personal services ...........................................
Legal services 8 ...................................................................
Funeral expenses 8 ..............................................................
Laundry and dry cleaning services 1 3 .................................
Apparel services other than laundry and dry cleaning 1 3 ....
Financial services 1 8 ...........................................................
Checking account and other bank services 1 2 3 ...............
Tax return preparation and other accounting fees 2 3 ........
Miscellaneous personal goods 3 ............................................
Stationery, stationery supplies, gift wrap 2 ...........................
Infants’ equipment 1 2 5 ........................................................
3.277
.731
.684
.042
2.546
.639
343.410
576.359
233.792
167.126
201.028
159.398
344.709
581.185
235.798
167.987
201.523
158.790
3.6
5.7
5.8
4.9
3.0
.1
.4
.8
.9
.5
.2
-.4
.4
-.1
-.2
1.6
.6
.5
.5
.3
.2
.4
.6
.6
.4
.8
.9
.5
.2
-.4
.324
105.011
104.320
.4
-.7
.5
1.2
-.7
.310
.629
.629
1.044
.297
.176
.253
.031
.192
-
177.018
222.799
135.944
337.685
268.828
263.707
133.645
143.620
279.276
131.460
169.854
89.471
155.532
97.696
176.852
223.649
136.462
339.824
270.892
265.056
134.992
144.721
279.439
131.611
170.172
89.333
155.443
97.394
-.2
3.4
3.4
4.7
4.0
4.9
4.5
6.1
4.5
3.3
5.6
2.0
1.2
1.1
-.1
.4
.4
.6
.8
.5
1.0
.8
.1
.1
.2
-.2
-.1
-.3
.5
.9
.9
.3
.1
.7
.4
.4
.7
.2
.8
1.2
.7
2.2
.0
.0
.0
.7
.7
.6
.8
.8
.4
.9
.3
.7
.1
.4
-.1
.4
.4
.5
.7
.4
1.0
.8
.1
.1
.2
-.2
-.4
-.3
41.269
26.356
15.519
11.787
10.837
58.731
32.271
5.350
10.641
86.167
175.838
155.690
200.926
254.599
111.671
253.426
256.463
240.150
293.016
215.462
178.341
158.778
207.875
266.943
111.362
254.509
256.532
242.343
293.959
217.411
5.1
5.1
9.4
12.6
-1.1
3.5
2.6
4.6
3.3
4.0
1.4
2.0
3.5
4.8
-.3
.4
.0
.9
.3
.9
.3
.4
.8
1.5
.0
.4
.2
.7
.4
.4
.1
-.4
-.5
-.9
-.3
.3
.0
.1
.3
.1
.9
1.2
2.4
2.9
-.2
.5
.2
.8
.4
.7
-
2.736
1.373
.402
.781
.071
3.142
.166
.156
.010
2.975
2.342
.789
.506
-
-
.234
Special aggregate indexes
Commodities ................................................................................
Commodities less food and beverages ......................................
Nondurables less food and beverages .....................................
Nondurables less food, beverages, and apparel ....................
Durables ...................................................................................
Services .......................................................................................
Rent of shelter 7 ...........................................................................
Transportation services ................................................................
Other services ..............................................................................
All items less food ........................................................................
See footnotes at end of table.
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CPI Detailed Report-May 2008
Table 3. Consumer Price Index for all Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, detailed expenditure categories -Continued
(1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
Item and Group
Relative
importance,
December
2007
Unadjusted
indexes
Apr.
2008
May
2008
205.040
207.317
157.870
201.693
249.571
207.096
116.681
269.007
242.921
240.194
213.851
215.059
141.156
298.757
259.503
216.222
198.138
$ .465
$ .155
207.566
209.170
160.880
208.233
260.703
211.240
115.230
271.467
243.982
257.106
214.101
215.180
140.677
326.414
260.049
217.675
201.893
$ .462
$ .154
Unadjusted
percent change to
May 2008 from—
May
2007
Seasonally adjusted
percent change from—
Apr.
2008
Feb. to
Mar.
Mar. to
Apr.
Apr. to
May
Special aggregate indexes
All items less shelter ....................................................................
All items less medical care ...........................................................
Commodities less food .................................................................
Nondurables less food .................................................................
Nondurables less food and apparel .............................................
Nondurables .................................................................................
Apparel less footwear ...................................................................
Services less rent of shelter 7 ......................................................
Services less medical care services ............................................
Energy ..........................................................................................
All items less energy ....................................................................
All items less food and energy ...................................................
Commodities less food and energy commodities .....................
Energy commodities ...............................................................
Services less energy services ..................................................
Domestically produced farm food 1 ..............................................
Utilities and public transportation .................................................
Purchasing power of the consumer dollar (1982-84=$1.00) ........
Purchasing power of the consumer dollar (1967=$1.00) .............
67.404
93.769
27.436
16.599
12.868
30.432
3.052
26.460
54.101
9.698
90.302
76.469
21.602
5.834
54.867
6.386
9.412
-
1
2
3
4
5
6
4.9
4.2
5.0
9.0
11.8
7.3
-1.2
4.7
3.4
17.4
2.7
2.3
.1
22.9
3.2
6.0
5.9
1.2
.9
1.9
3.2
4.5
2.0
-1.2
.9
.4
7.0
.1
.1
-.3
9.3
.2
.7
1.9
0.4
.4
.4
.9
1.6
.7
-1.6
.7
.4
1.9
.2
.2
-.1
2.0
.2
-.2
1.3
0.3
.2
-.3
.1
-.4
.5
.4
.6
.3
.0
.2
.1
.0
-1.6
.1
1.2
1.2
0.9
.7
1.2
2.5
2.8
1.5
-.3
.9
.5
4.4
.2
.2
-.1
5.8
.3
.7
1.5
-
-
-
-
-
9
10
11
12
13
14
NA
-
Not seasonally adjusted.
Special index based on a substantially smaller sample.
Indexes on a December 1997=100 base.
Indexes on a December 2007=100 base.
Indexes on a December 2005=100 base.
This index series was calculated using a Laspeyres estimator. All other
item stratum index series were calculated using a geometric means estimator.
7 Indexes on a December 1982=100 base.
8 Indexes on a December 1986=100 base.
Indexes on a December 1983=100 base.
Indexes on a December 1990=100 base.
Indexes on a December 2001=100 base.
Indexes on a December 1993=100 base.
Indexes on a December 1996=100 base.
Indexes on a December 1988=100 base.
Data not adequate for publication.
Data not available.
NOTE: Index applies to a month as a whole, not to any specific date.
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CPI Detailed Report-May 2008
Table 4. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): Seasonally adjusted U.S. city average, detailed expenditure
categories
(1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
Seasonally adjusted annual rate percent
change for
Seasonally adjusted indexes
3 months ended—
Item and group
Feb.
2008
Mar.
2008
Apr.
2008
May
2008
All items ....................................................................................
212.571
213.301
213.743
Food and beverages ..............................................................
Food .....................................................................................
Food at home .....................................................................
Cereals and bakery products ...........................................
Cereals and cereal products ..........................................
Flour and prepared flour mixes ....................................
Breakfast cereal 1 .........................................................
Rice, pasta, cornmeal 1 ................................................
Rice 1 2 3 ....................................................................
Bakery products .............................................................
Bread 1 3 ......................................................................
White bread 1 2 ...........................................................
Bread other than white 1 2 ..........................................
Fresh biscuits, rolls, muffins 1 3 ....................................
Cakes, cupcakes, and cookies .....................................
Cookies 2 ....................................................................
Fresh cakes and cupcakes 1 2 ...................................
Other bakery products ..................................................
Fresh sweetrolls, coffeecakes, doughnuts 1 2 ............
Crackers, bread, and cracker products 2 ....................
Frozen and refrigerated bakery products, pies, tarts,
turnovers 2 ..........................................................
Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs ..........................................
Meats, poultry, and fish ..................................................
Meats ............................................................................
Beef and veal 1 ...........................................................
Uncooked ground beef 1 ..........................................
Uncooked beef roasts 1 3 .........................................
Uncooked beef steaks 1 3 ........................................
Uncooked other beef and veal 1 3 ............................
Pork ............................................................................
Bacon, breakfast sausage, and related products 3 ..
Bacon and related products 2 .................................
Breakfast sausage and related products 2 3 ..........
Ham ..........................................................................
Ham, excluding canned 2 .......................................
Pork chops ...............................................................
Other pork including roasts and picnics 3 .................
Other meats ................................................................
Frankfurters 2 ...........................................................
Lunchmeats 1 2 3 ......................................................
Lamb and organ meats 1 2 .......................................
Lamb and mutton 1 2 3 .............................................
Poultry 1 ........................................................................
Chicken 1 3 .................................................................
Fresh whole chicken 1 2 ...........................................
Fresh and frozen chicken parts 1 2 ...........................
Other poultry including turkey 3 ..................................
Fish and seafood 1 .......................................................
Fresh fish and seafood 1 3 .........................................
Processed fish and seafood 3 ....................................
Canned fish and seafood 2 .......................................
Frozen fish and seafood 1 2 .....................................
Eggs ...............................................................................
Dairy and related products ...............................................
Milk 1 3 ............................................................................
Fresh whole milk 1 2 .....................................................
Fresh milk other than whole 1 2 3 .................................
Cheese and related products 1 .......................................
Ice cream and related products ......................................
Other dairy and related products 3 .................................
209.087
208.778
207.633
233.287
203.347
207.208
205.915
201.857
128.117
248.690
152.657
278.913
291.763
144.311
228.024
217.994
239.551
227.269
238.282
262.412
209.517
209.255
207.971
236.325
207.663
213.256
211.383
201.459
129.036
251.742
155.912
287.899
294.233
146.457
232.079
224.364
239.830
225.849
239.003
258.608
232.330
199.499
197.772
196.307
213.880
189.583
155.755
151.595
145.461
179.340
127.237
217.446
125.123
175.873
196.027
166.933
112.852
187.687
182.245
120.558
250.296
6 months
ended—
Aug.
2007
Nov.
2007
Feb.
2008
May
2008
Nov.
2007
May
2008
215.132
2.0
6.3
3.1
4.9
4.1
4.0
211.442
211.232
211.085
239.619
208.129
226.802
208.577
206.175
132.656
256.344
158.271
291.388
299.909
149.863
234.511
227.366
241.878
233.562
242.695
265.232
212.091
211.918
211.620
243.503
211.726
227.470
211.396
213.148
142.740
260.763
161.382
294.581
308.597
150.292
238.247
232.899
243.016
237.642
240.716
277.833
5.2
5.3
5.4
5.0
3.6
8.5
2.2
4.9
11.0
5.6
3.0
8.3
-4.7
3.7
6.5
5.1
5.9
5.9
5.5
6.7
4.2
4.3
4.4
6.5
6.3
13.3
7.3
-4.1
-3.8
6.0
13.2
7.4
23.5
11.7
7.1
2.9
15.3
-1.7
7.9
-2.4
4.6
4.7
5.3
12.4
10.3
19.9
-6.4
50.0
25.4
12.5
23.9
23.5
24.0
11.3
2.2
-4.9
9.9
11.0
7.7
10.9
5.9
6.2
7.9
18.7
17.5
45.2
11.1
24.3
54.1
20.9
24.9
24.4
25.2
17.6
19.2
30.3
5.9
19.5
4.1
25.7
4.7
4.8
4.9
5.8
5.0
10.8
4.7
.3
3.3
5.8
8.0
7.9
8.5
7.6
6.8
4.0
10.5
2.0
6.7
2.0
5.2
5.4
6.6
15.5
13.9
32.0
2.0
36.6
39.0
16.6
24.4
24.0
24.6
14.4
10.4
11.3
7.9
15.2
5.9
18.0
234.520
199.527
197.679
196.430
215.226
190.455
157.341
152.140
147.996
177.478
125.917
219.224
122.083
173.970
195.724
167.355
108.646
188.321
185.483
121.096
241.191
246.294
201.404
199.524
197.528
212.782
189.647
152.435
150.526
146.468
183.539
127.625
219.320
126.614
187.630
210.281
168.240
113.161
189.097
188.174
122.205
243.841
242.667
201.610
200.275
197.748
215.927
189.745
156.272
153.924
150.499
182.138
126.496
214.368
125.526
180.299
201.820
171.307
115.438
185.941
181.598
121.714
240.679
6.7
1.4
.0
-2.6
-1.9
1.1
-2.3
-6.9
11.0
-4.3
.8
7.1
-4.6
1.1
-1.4
-6.2
-10.3
-1.5
-4.6
3.3
-3.0
2.5
1.4
2.0
3.6
6.3
2.5
3.2
-4.3
-.2
-7.4
-11.8
1.6
.7
1.8
-5.8
12.2
1.9
-5.3
-.8
1.7
2.0
.7
-.3
.8
3.6
.1
-2.0
3.1
-2.3
-3.4
-2.8
-1.6
.9
.2
-6.0
.3
.2
-4.9
1.2
10.9
14.3
3.3
3.1
1.4
2.1
1.9
.6
1.2
9.3
1.1
-1.1
-4.7
2.6
1.3
.9
3.5
1.3
.3
5.4
.6
9.4
NA
NA
NA
-
19.0
4.3
5.2
3.0
3.9
.3
1.3
6.3
14.6
6.4
-2.3
-5.5
1.3
10.5
12.4
10.9
9.5
-3.7
-1.4
3.9
-14.5
NA
-
9.8
2.3
1.0
-.2
.3
3.5
-.2
-3.7
4.2
-3.9
.0
-3.9
4.0
-7.0
-9.4
-3.4
-6.3
4.5
12.7
-2.5
39.9
195.804
127.171
198.566
194.942
122.954
223.682
134.945
116.307
152.436
240.466
228.265
207.341
149.815
220.165
149.999
207.931
189.238
138.828
196.052
127.635
198.191
197.001
121.992
222.200
134.429
116.130
151.936
239.494
230.310
205.624
146.591
214.798
147.381
207.025
187.893
139.836
197.452
128.378
204.281
195.749
123.952
228.053
137.056
118.062
151.752
250.319
232.724
207.992
147.969
217.605
148.185
207.006
190.942
142.564
199.072
129.058
201.983
198.834
126.208
230.082
138.197
118.277
153.091
253.405
223.805
207.808
146.905
214.358
148.130
209.867
192.110
140.081
10.9
9.9
17.6
5.0
8.3
-1.5
-1.5
-.5
-.4
-3.4
31.5
36.1
53.0
63.4
44.9
32.9
3.2
26.7
-1.6
2.7
.1
4.5
-4.8
2.5
2.0
4.0
5.6
2.5
24.5
6.7
8.0
7.6
7.4
10.1
9.7
10.8
Expenditure category
-
-
-
-
2.4
-1.4
-6.0
-.6
10.4
4.4
7.5
7.0
13.4
-5.5
28.9
3.4
-3.4
-5.5
-1.9
11.4
4.8
5.9
6.8
6.1
7.1
8.2
11.0
11.9
10.0
6.9
1.7
23.3
-7.6
.9
-7.5
-10.1
-4.9
3.8
6.2
3.7
4.5
6.2
8.5
4.8
1.6
.5
.2
1.7
2.6
-.5
27.9
20.5
28.6
32.6
24.7
20.9
6.4
18.5
4.6
2.3
.3
3.7
10.7
8.1
8.7
7.0
7.4
8.0
9.1
2.1
-5.5
-7.9
-3.4
7.5
5.5
4.8
See footnotes at end of table.
16
CPI Detailed Report-May 2008
Table 4. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): Seasonally adjusted U.S. city average, detailed expenditure
categories -Continued
(1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
Seasonally adjusted annual rate percent
change for
Seasonally adjusted indexes
3 months ended—
Item and group
6 months
ended—
Feb.
2008
Mar.
2008
Apr.
2008
May
2008
Aug.
2007
Nov.
2007
Feb.
2008
May
2008
Nov.
2007
May
2008
268.642
317.232
341.208
317.670
182.716
211.417
397.424
122.258
292.408
291.159
282.554
301.891
300.567
132.698
133.186
132.165
137.664
130.996
182.098
268.864
318.432
337.511
322.185
198.515
212.317
405.747
115.098
298.183
288.205
278.340
348.552
294.800
131.476
130.966
130.119
135.391
132.316
184.571
274.120
323.313
348.245
325.534
210.602
213.056
408.151
119.825
297.548
299.175
276.987
336.165
296.874
135.956
136.248
131.642
142.732
134.719
188.048
274.113
322.879
345.829
328.263
212.472
209.006
409.161
118.783
298.972
293.965
268.253
319.737
306.376
136.557
136.250
133.767
141.745
135.314
189.957
-3.2
-5.7
-5.4
-4.9
5.9
-30.9
-33.1
4.4
-6.0
-19.5
-7.3
6.9
-11.2
7.0
9.3
4.5
10.7
2.8
-.4
10.9
13.7
12.6
-5.1
12.5
-6.2
-28.1
27.3
14.9
29.5
65.8
8.7
7.7
1.0
1.4
3.5
5.3
2.1
3.1
2.2
-1.1
7.0
29.3
.7
16.0
-4.8
4.5
-9.1
5.8
-16.7
-20.0
-1.4
14.0
22.2
18.4
20.7
3.6
.3
8.4
7.3
5.5
14.0
82.9
-4.5
12.3
-10.9
9.3
3.9
-18.8
25.8
8.0
12.1
9.5
4.9
12.4
13.9
18.4
3.6
3.6
3.2
-5.0
9.2
-19.5
-30.7
15.3
3.9
2.1
24.0
7.8
-2.2
3.9
5.2
4.0
8.0
2.5
1.3
5.3
3.0
6.2
21.4
35.7
5.2
3.4
-3.5
-.3
4.9
-17.7
.3
3.2
13.1
15.7
11.4
16.5
8.6
9.0
133.051
145.457
156.743
121.396
145.578
147.183
116.088
109.114
178.426
182.660
194.801
120.373
177.957
180.431
166.704
119.131
128.785
183.396
142.386
170.497
203.431
115.872
131.395
121.540
192.472
223.718
157.632
189.929
197.613
118.118
125.949
113.029
228.698
134.396
118.182
101.611
211.878
133.397
133.963
128.736
107.939
121.580
131.954
141.118
157.218
120.501
143.779
145.140
116.073
111.054
181.459
183.918
199.223
122.110
178.157
182.273
164.782
120.592
132.593
182.190
139.708
166.056
201.207
112.852
133.758
123.649
192.565
222.810
159.631
189.957
198.802
120.086
123.091
112.863
233.506
135.570
117.321
100.872
212.537
133.772
134.475
129.587
107.961
121.643
135.340
147.193
159.868
123.159
146.892
147.434
117.234
112.511
188.726
191.766
204.896
121.957
181.508
184.421
168.899
122.458
133.367
191.560
149.848
179.053
214.376
114.828
141.666
126.169
195.506
225.754
162.445
194.598
204.386
121.691
121.907
114.979
240.362
136.670
118.500
101.295
213.083
134.155
134.816
129.738
108.017
122.384
137.653
151.788
158.445
121.315
143.610
146.549
117.091
112.699
190.280
194.256
206.714
121.808
182.434
185.210
168.052
122.203
132.747
192.640
150.876
176.030
220.669
111.917
145.589
128.666
196.520
226.414
162.004
197.569
204.331
120.699
127.105
114.329
243.634
137.080
118.744
102.365
213.967
134.584
135.513
130.055
107.950
123.388
8.1
11.7
5.8
5.4
5.4
15.0
1.0
5.8
6.3
9.5
8.0
5.2
3.5
4.4
.6
9.5
2.8
8.1
12.8
14.0
10.5
.5
8.7
4.0
2.5
-2.2
2.0
5.0
2.5
6.7
-16.8
2.7
7.8
4.6
4.9
1.1
4.9
-.5
1.0
1.4
7.0
.9
-3.9
-.5
2.9
-14.7
-3.8
2.7
4.2
-.3
4.1
9.5
5.9
2.0
-5.5
9.4
6.2
6.9
10.0
1.7
.8
3.3
1.5
-.6
-6.2
27.7
-7.0
-35.0
10.5
-2.3
7.8
27.3
4.8
6.8
10.3
11.1
8.7
2.6
1.2
-2.0
18.7
1.5
6.8
2.6
-.2
1.8
2.6
16.1
9.8
-5.3
23.8
12.0
21.7
13.4
6.2
13.5
-1.0
6.5
2.7
12.5
9.7
15.0
40.0
.8
10.0
14.6
18.6
4.4
-.3
-5.3
-1.7
3.5
13.8
29.3
27.9
26.8
4.9
10.4
11.0
3.3
10.7
12.9
21.7
26.1
13.6
38.5
-13.0
50.7
25.6
8.7
4.9
11.6
17.1
14.3
9.0
3.7
4.7
28.8
8.2
1.9
3.0
4.0
3.6
4.7
4.2
.0
6.1
4.5
8.2
2.6
3.1
3.4
11.0
1.0
.8
2.8
6.2
-4.0
.6
3.1
4.3
.1
6.7
6.1
7.0
7.3
3.8
10.0
3.3
7.8
6.9
2.1
-.7
2.6
3.3
.9
.1
3.1
-2.3
-16.3
7.5
1.2
11.1
22.9
4.6
3.2
2.2
4.5
6.1
8.1
14.4
12.0
22.7
3.2
8.6
6.7
1.5
6.2
7.6
18.9
17.7
3.7
30.9
-1.3
35.5
19.4
7.4
9.1
5.1
11.7
8.4
10.8
6.7
9.7
34.3
4.4
5.9
Expenditure category
Fruits and vegetables .......................................................
Fresh fruits and vegetables ............................................
Fresh fruits ...................................................................
Apples ........................................................................
Bananas .....................................................................
Citrus fruits 3 ...............................................................
Oranges, including tangerines 2 ...............................
Other fresh fruits 3 ......................................................
Fresh vegetables ..........................................................
Potatoes .....................................................................
Lettuce 1 .....................................................................
Tomatoes ...................................................................
Other fresh vegetables ...............................................
Processed fruits and vegetables 3 ..................................
Canned fruits and vegetables 3 ....................................
Canned fruits 2 3 .........................................................
Canned vegetables 2 3 ...............................................
Frozen fruits and vegetables 3 .....................................
Frozen vegetables 2 ...................................................
Other processed fruits and vegetables including dried
3 ............................................................................
Dried beans, peas, and lentils 1 2 3 ............................
Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials ............
Juices and nonalcoholic drinks 3 ....................................
Carbonated drinks ........................................................
Frozen noncarbonated juices and drinks 1 3 ................
Nonfrozen noncarbonated juices and drinks 1 3 ...........
Beverage materials including coffee and tea 3 ...............
Coffee ...........................................................................
Roasted coffee 2 .........................................................
Instant and freeze dried coffee 1 2 .............................
Other beverage materials including tea 3 .....................
Other food at home ..........................................................
Sugar and sweets ...........................................................
Sugar and artificial sweeteners ....................................
Candy and chewing gum 1 3 ........................................
Other sweets 3 ..............................................................
Fats and oils ...................................................................
Butter and margarine 3 .................................................
Butter 2 .......................................................................
Margarine 2 .................................................................
Salad dressing 3 ...........................................................
Other fats and oils including peanut butter 3 ................
Peanut butter 1 2 3 ......................................................
Other foods .....................................................................
Soups ...........................................................................
Frozen and freeze dried prepared foods ......................
Snacks 1 .......................................................................
Spices, seasonings, condiments, sauces .....................
Salt and other seasonings and spices 1 2 3 ................
Olives, pickles, relishes 1 2 3 ......................................
Sauces and gravies 1 2 3 ............................................
Other condiments 1 2 ..................................................
Baby food 1 3 ................................................................
Other miscellaneous foods 1 3 .....................................
Prepared salads 1 2 4 .................................................
Food away from home 1 .....................................................
Full service meals and snacks 1 3 ....................................
Limited service meals and snacks 1 3 ..............................
Food at employee sites and schools 3 .............................
Food at elementary and secondary schools 1 2 5 ...........
Food from vending machines and mobile vendors 1 3 .....
-
-
-
5.0
5.0
4.9
3.4
4.0
6.9
4.1
4.2
4.0
1.7
7.1
3.1
3.9
3.6
4.3
2.4
1.1
4.5
-
-
4.6
4.6
4.4
2.5
5.5
5.0
4.0
3.6
4.5
3.3
.6
5.3
See footnotes at end of table.
17
CPI Detailed Report-May 2008
Table 4. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): Seasonally adjusted U.S. city average, detailed expenditure
categories -Continued
(1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
Seasonally adjusted annual rate percent
change for
Seasonally adjusted indexes
3 months ended—
Item and group
Feb.
2008
Mar.
2008
Apr.
2008
May
2008
148.385
211.841
183.007
189.599
183.594
187.097
180.805
165.658
273.113
148.564
211.645
182.542
188.732
182.608
186.513
180.550
165.698
274.424
148.667
212.894
183.662
189.092
185.098
186.884
183.594
167.295
275.680
137.780
148.716
145.375
137.895
149.268
146.559
213.313
244.837
240.191
144.953
382.427
304.115
250.413
117.622
208.175
188.722
302.465
326.342
326.656
190.706
179.136
225.247
148.647
323.183
358.059
126.510
80.201
118.320
89.889
67.534
123.903
143.075
90.196
86.622
6 months
ended—
Aug.
2007
Nov.
2007
Feb.
2008
May
2008
Nov.
2007
May
2008
149.666
213.067
183.434
187.625
185.865
187.678
183.604
168.053
276.236
6.3
4.2
3.7
5.2
1.0
2.8
-.3
2.7
4.8
3.5
2.8
2.0
.8
-.9
-4.6
-.4
4.7
3.6
4.9
4.1
4.6
7.6
5.4
6.9
5.5
1.9
4.3
3.5
2.3
.9
-4.1
5.0
1.2
6.3
5.9
4.7
4.9
3.5
2.9
3.0
.1
-.9
-.3
3.7
4.2
4.2
3.2
2.7
1.6
5.2
4.0
5.9
3.9
4.5
138.988
149.881
147.754
139.546
150.521
148.538
4.8
1.3
7.0
2.2
3.0
5.4
4.7
2.3
3.9
5.2
4.9
9.0
3.5
2.1
6.2
5.0
3.6
6.4
214.204
245.200
240.763
144.128
384.098
214.850
245.335
241.489
141.456
385.634
215.876
245.822
241.919
143.357
387.001
2.1
3.1
3.0
8.8
4.1
3.5
3.1
4.5
-.9
4.2
2.8
2.6
3.6
1.0
5.2
4.9
1.6
2.9
-4.3
4.9
2.8
3.1
3.8
3.9
4.1
3.8
2.1
3.3
-1.7
5.0
302.212
250.941
117.701
212.311
193.154
326.372
359.376
334.024
194.239
180.502
235.675
149.080
324.316
358.550
127.205
79.133
118.297
88.523
66.468
125.966
142.069
92.215
90.095
296.221
251.461
118.422
216.921
198.101
338.212
375.140
338.008
199.018
183.225
246.978
149.537
325.330
359.586
127.076
77.986
114.217
85.898
66.389
124.559
141.508
90.913
88.225
300.374
251.656
118.411
222.094
203.609
364.824
414.124
347.109
203.584
184.844
260.926
150.203
326.660
361.533
127.352
79.154
114.702
86.293
67.791
123.485
141.510
89.515
87.906
9.1
2.5
1.9
-1.2
-2.5
16.5
12.2
8.3
-4.0
1.9
-16.3
5.7
6.1
4.7
-1.1
-6.6
2.9
-5.2
-12.6
-2.6
2.9
-2.1
-5.7
-.1
-.6
-1.8
-6.1
1.3
-1.7
-7.5
2.5
-2.4
-2.5
-3.6
-1.7
-4.2
.2
1.0
.6
-1.2
1.4
-.8
.7
3.5
-1.1
3.2
.2
10.2
11.2
72.4
98.7
40.4
6.7
9.5
.2
5.4
5.7
4.7
-1.0
1.4
-5.8
10.1
2.6
-4.6
-4.8
-1.4
-8.5
.8
2.6
2.2
6.5
6.7
21.3
25.3
21.0
5.3
-1.2
21.9
5.7
4.9
8.1
.3
1.2
6.1
12.6
-4.9
-1.3
-2.7
-3.9
.6
-4.8
2.0
2.7
29.5
35.5
111.7
159.3
27.5
29.9
13.4
80.1
4.3
4.4
3.9
2.7
-5.1
-11.7
-15.1
1.5
-1.3
-4.3
-3.0
6.1
3.9
2.9
1.1
4.4
4.1
41.7
49.3
23.3
1.2
5.7
-8.4
5.6
5.9
4.7
-1.0
-2.7
-1.5
2.2
-5.3
-3.6
-1.0
-1.8
-7.1
-2.1
2.3
2.4
17.5
20.3
60.2
80.2
24.2
16.9
5.8
48.2
5.0
4.6
6.0
1.5
-2.0
-3.2
-2.2
-1.8
-1.3
-3.5
-3.4
3.3
Expenditure category
Other food away from home 1 3 .......................................
Alcoholic beverages .............................................................
Alcoholic beverages at home .............................................
Beer, ale, and other malt beverages at home ..................
Distilled spirits at home ....................................................
Whiskey at home 1 2 ......................................................
Distilled spirits, excluding whiskey, at home 2 ................
Wine at home ...................................................................
Alcoholic beverages away from home ................................
Beer, ale, and other malt beverages away from home 1 2
3 ................................................................................
Wine away from home 1 2 3 ..............................................
Distilled spirits away from home 2 3 .................................
Housing ..................................................................................
Shelter ..................................................................................
Rent of primary residence 6 ................................................
Lodging away from home 3 ................................................
Housing at school, excluding board 6 7 ............................
Other lodging away from home including hotels and
motels .......................................................................
Owners’ equivalent rent of primary residence 6 7 ...............
Tenants’ and household insurance 1 3 ...............................
Fuels and utilities ..................................................................
Household energy ..............................................................
Fuel oil and other fuels .....................................................
Fuel oil ............................................................................
Propane, kerosene, and firewood 8 ................................
Gas (piped) and electricity 6 .............................................
Electricity 6 .....................................................................
Utility (piped) gas service 6 .............................................
Water and sewer and trash collection services 3 ...............
Water and sewerage maintenance 6 ................................
Garbage and trash collection 1 9 ......................................
Household furnishings and operations .................................
Window and floor coverings and other linens 3 ..................
Floor coverings 1 3 ...........................................................
Window coverings 3 ..........................................................
Other linens 1 3 .................................................................
Furniture and bedding 1 ......................................................
Bedroom furniture 1 ..........................................................
Living room, kitchen, and dining room furniture 1 3 ..........
Other furniture 3 ................................................................
Infants’ furniture 1 2 5 ......................................................
Appliances 1 3 ....................................................................
Major appliances 1 3 .........................................................
Laundry equipment 1 2 ...................................................
Other appliances 1 3 .........................................................
Other household equipment and furnishings 3 ...................
Clocks, lamps, and decorator items 1 ...............................
Indoor plants and flowers 10 .............................................
Dishes and flatware 1 3 ....................................................
Nonelectric cookware and tableware 3 .............................
Tools, hardware, outdoor equipment and supplies 3 ..........
Tools, hardware and supplies 1 3 .....................................
Outdoor equipment and supplies 3 ...................................
Housekeeping supplies 1 ....................................................
Household cleaning products 1 3 ......................................
Household paper products 1 3 ..........................................
Miscellaneous household products 1 3 .............................
Household operations 1 3 ...................................................
Domestic services 1 3 .......................................................
Gardening and lawncare services 1 3 ...............................
Moving, storage, freight expense 3 ...................................
NA
NA
NA
NA
89.010
99.852
116.761
75.234
75.945
70.572
126.750
74.675
96.170
92.876
99.034
89.882
172.340
112.737
141.074
115.437
143.500
142.052
88.854
99.902
116.946
74.819
75.763
69.818
127.640
73.816
96.744
93.121
99.274
90.198
173.633
113.740
142.983
115.582
145.034
142.285
146.584
128.256
88.878
100.420
116.290
74.233
76.217
70.707
127.803
72.930
95.628
93.276
99.672
90.247
174.832
114.603
144.687
115.841
145.784
142.306
147.525
129.234
89.364
100.994
116.397
74.604
75.946
70.863
128.639
73.628
95.626
93.275
99.133
90.368
175.429
115.337
145.004
115.930
146.957
142.640
149.229
130.803
NA
128.074
-
-
-
-
-
-2.2
1.1
2.3
-6.9
-6.7
-8.2
-1.6
2.9
3.1
1.5
.8
1.5
1.4
-1.5
9.8
-1.1
1.8
1.8
-.5
.5
-3.1
-2.0
.9
-4.8
2.3
-5.7
12.2
6.1
9.8
-5.9
-1.5
-7.9
6.8
3.6
10.9
7.7
5.4
10.6
1.6
4.7
-1.2
-3.3
.0
1.7
6.1
-5.5
-2.2
1.7
.4
2.2
7.4
9.5
11.6
1.7
10.0
1.7
-1.4
-.3
-2.0
-2.9
-4.2
-7.8
.4
.2
.3
-1.1
-.5
-1.4
.8
-.2
5.1
-1.1
1.6
.5
.1
2.0
-.8
1.3
-.2
-4.1
1.1
-2.1
9.1
.1
3.6
-2.2
-.5
-3.0
7.1
6.5
11.2
4.7
7.7
6.0
12.1
1.4
-
-
-5.5
8.8
See footnotes at end of table.
18
CPI Detailed Report-May 2008
Table 4. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): Seasonally adjusted U.S. city average, detailed expenditure
categories -Continued
(1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
Seasonally adjusted annual rate percent
change for
Seasonally adjusted indexes
3 months ended—
Item and group
Feb.
2008
Mar.
2008
Apr.
2008
May
2008
Repair of household items 1 3 ..........................................
167.436
167.009
169.290
Apparel ...................................................................................
Men’s and boys’ apparel ......................................................
Men’s apparel .....................................................................
Men’s suits, sport coats, and outerwear ...........................
Men’s furnishings .............................................................
Men’s shirts and sweaters 3 .............................................
Men’s pants and shorts ....................................................
Boys’ apparel ......................................................................
Women’s and girls’ apparel ..................................................
Women’s apparel ...............................................................
Women’s outerwear .........................................................
Women’s dresses .............................................................
Women’s suits and separates 3 ........................................
Women’s underwear, nightwear, sportswear and
accessories 3 ............................................................
Girls’ apparel ......................................................................
Footwear ..............................................................................
Men’s footwear 1 ................................................................
Boys’ and girls’ footwear ....................................................
Women’s footwear ..............................................................
Infants’ and toddlers’ apparel ...............................................
Jewelry and watches 8 .........................................................
Watches 8 ...........................................................................
Jewelry 8 .............................................................................
119.352
114.213
118.975
119.688
132.924
83.997
109.699
95.818
108.393
110.724
95.452
117.593
86.943
117.819
113.256
118.702
121.272
134.518
80.855
111.764
93.310
105.548
107.767
87.385
108.879
85.161
89.083
97.039
123.304
120.671
127.918
121.927
115.627
143.395
115.419
150.346
Transportation ........................................................................
Private transportation ...........................................................
New and used motor vehicles 3 ..........................................
New vehicles ....................................................................
New cars and trucks 2 3 .................................................
New cars 2 ......................................................................
New trucks 2 9 ................................................................
Used cars and trucks 1 .....................................................
Leased cars and trucks 11 ................................................
Car and truck rental 3 .......................................................
Motor fuel ...........................................................................
Gasoline (all types) ...........................................................
Gasoline, unleaded regular 2 ..........................................
Gasoline, unleaded midgrade 2 12 .................................
Gasoline, unleaded premium 2 .......................................
Other motor fuels 1 3 ........................................................
Motor vehicle parts and equipment 1 ..................................
Tires 1 ...............................................................................
Vehicle accessories other than tires 1 3 ...........................
Vehicle parts and equipment other than tires 1 2 ...........
Motor oil, coolant, and fluids 1 2 .....................................
Motor vehicle maintenance and repair ...............................
Motor vehicle body work 1 ................................................
Motor vehicle maintenance and servicing 1 ......................
Motor vehicle repair 3 .......................................................
Motor vehicle insurance .....................................................
Motor vehicle fees 1 3 .........................................................
State and local registration and license 1 3 6 ....................
Parking and other fees 1 3 ................................................
Parking fees and tolls 1 2 3 .............................................
Automobile service clubs 1 2 3 ........................................
Public transportation .............................................................
Airline fare ..........................................................................
Other intercity transportation 1 ...........................................
Intercity bus fare 1 2 4 .......................................................
194.390
190.437
94.156
135.195
93.753
135.068
139.746
137.248
93.503
115.097
277.448
276.131
276.508
281.670
264.922
250.390
125.225
113.859
134.665
132.966
247.513
228.425
236.189
207.608
140.695
336.524
143.941
141.184
149.039
154.956
119.430
239.080
266.374
151.502
96.907
6 months
ended—
Aug.
2007
Nov.
2007
Feb.
2008
May
2008
Nov.
2007
May
2008
170.289
3.9
10.2
5.9
7.0
7.0
6.4
118.363
113.763
119.735
122.555
133.983
82.209
111.240
93.132
105.549
107.741
89.583
114.258
84.002
118.043
114.153
120.207
123.494
135.378
82.120
110.932
92.990
105.181
107.232
87.959
107.328
84.110
-1.9
.6
-.3
4.7
-5.5
-11.9
20.9
4.4
-6.1
-5.6
-14.7
29.4
-9.7
3.4
.4
-3.8
6.0
-5.9
.2
-6.8
11.8
2.1
3.4
4.1
8.4
3.4
.8
6.8
6.3
-8.5
8.3
16.2
.0
8.6
-4.2
-2.8
9.4
10.7
-4.4
-4.3
-.2
4.2
13.3
7.6
-8.6
4.6
-11.3
-11.3
-12.0
-27.9
-30.6
-12.4
.7
.5
-2.1
5.3
-5.7
-6.1
6.1
8.0
-2.0
-1.2
-5.8
18.4
-3.4
-1.8
3.3
5.2
1.8
7.9
3.0
2.3
-1.9
-7.9
-7.5
-11.2
-12.3
-8.5
89.945
94.723
123.193
121.064
127.538
121.879
113.658
145.427
115.046
152.806
89.965
94.847
124.302
122.908
129.118
122.507
114.388
147.682
116.558
155.224
90.311
95.132
124.290
123.792
127.121
123.318
113.408
145.133
115.279
152.411
-5.6
-8.5
1.7
-8.4
4.3
4.2
-.2
2.8
-.1
2.8
-1.9
-4.6
3.9
12.3
9.7
-2.5
12.2
11.6
-.6
13.9
-6.6
-9.6
-.7
-6.1
10.5
-3.0
-.3
13.2
-2.6
16.0
5.6
-7.6
3.2
10.8
-2.5
4.6
-7.5
4.9
-.5
5.6
-3.8
-6.6
2.8
1.4
6.9
.8
5.8
7.1
-.4
8.2
-.7
-8.6
1.3
2.0
3.8
.8
-3.9
9.0
-1.6
10.7
195.797
191.585
94.068
135.024
93.632
135.087
139.342
137.225
93.248
117.031
281.996
279.818
279.933
285.517
268.492
283.174
126.325
114.836
135.889
133.511
255.024
229.641
236.368
209.428
141.243
336.708
144.597
141.046
151.107
157.521
120.497
245.136
274.412
153.107
96.822
194.483
190.264
93.859
134.772
93.417
135.041
138.662
136.787
92.940
117.876
276.571
274.251
274.518
279.814
263.378
299.239
126.049
114.496
135.757
133.403
254.904
230.660
236.389
210.365
141.813
337.888
145.296
141.048
153.066
159.978
120.648
244.145
273.023
151.563
98.395
198.465
194.122
93.798
134.693
93.354
135.177
138.420
136.325
93.322
120.534
292.243
289.943
289.805
296.309
278.322
322.484
126.824
115.395
136.234
133.646
256.548
231.822
237.076
211.077
142.639
338.992
145.598
141.594
152.913
160.177
119.753
249.869
281.883
153.043
99.224
-.5
-.8
2.2
.1
.3
.7
-.5
8.1
.2
35.7
-8.5
-8.7
-9.7
-6.7
-6.3
1.5
2.5
2.8
2.0
2.5
1.8
3.9
1.5
1.3
6.4
4.2
3.0
2.7
3.5
1.8
5.4
4.8
6.9
18.6
19.5
20.0
-.9
-.9
-.8
-1.1
-.2
-1.5
3.6
-17.9
77.6
77.9
80.4
75.0
72.2
85.4
5.9
4.1
8.6
8.0
14.0
2.2
6.0
1.5
1.9
.3
1.0
.1
2.8
5.8
-4.1
12.8
18.8
-15.1
3.5
3.4
-.9
-2.5
-2.4
-1.8
-2.5
1.9
1.8
7.1
7.8
7.7
7.3
8.7
8.5
.5
5.7
2.8
10.4
8.3
16.3
5.4
1.4
8.0
4.4
2.8
5.6
5.5
6.0
7.1
1.5
4.7
7.4
-1.9
9.1
9.1
.6
-.4
-.3
-.2
-.4
3.2
1.9
5.6
27.5
27.4
27.6
27.7
27.0
37.2
4.2
3.4
5.3
5.2
7.7
3.0
3.8
1.4
4.1
2.2
2.0
1.4
3.2
3.8
.5
8.7
12.7
.3
6.1
5.7
-1.2
-2.0
-2.0
-.7
-3.1
-.4
.5
13.5
15.2
14.4
13.8
15.4
15.0
66.3
5.5
4.1
7.5
5.1
15.9
5.7
1.5
7.4
5.0
2.9
5.1
3.3
8.4
10.6
1.3
11.7
16.0
1.1
-
-
-
8.7
8.0
-1.5
-1.5
-1.7
.3
-3.7
-2.7
-.8
20.3
23.1
21.6
20.7
22.5
21.8
175.1
5.2
5.5
4.7
2.1
15.4
6.1
1.5
6.9
5.6
3.0
4.7
1.2
10.8
14.2
1.1
19.3
25.4
4.1
9.9
-
-
Expenditure category
See footnotes at end of table.
19
CPI Detailed Report-May 2008
Table 4. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): Seasonally adjusted U.S. city average, detailed expenditure
categories -Continued
(1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
Seasonally adjusted annual rate percent
change for
Seasonally adjusted indexes
3 months ended—
Item and group
Feb.
2008
Mar.
2008
Apr.
2008
May
2008
Aug.
2007
Intercity train fare 1 2 4 ......................................................
Ship fare 2 3 ......................................................................
Intracity transportation 1 .....................................................
94.357
70.511
234.495
97.717
71.013
237.424
95.596
70.003
237.839
96.345
70.533
238.708
-
0.3
2.7
Medical care ...........................................................................
Medical care commodities ....................................................
Prescription drugs ..............................................................
Nonprescription drugs and medical supplies 1 8 ................
Internal and respiratory over-the-counter drugs 1 ............
Nonprescription medical equipment and supplies 1 .........
Medical care services ...........................................................
Professional services .........................................................
Physicians’ services 6 .......................................................
Dental services 6 ..............................................................
Eyeglasses and eye care 1 8 ............................................
Services by other medical professionals 6 8 .....................
Hospital and related services 6 ...........................................
Hospital services 6 13 .......................................................
Inpatient hospital services 2 6 13 ....................................
Outpatient hospital services 1 2 6 8 ................................
Nursing homes and adult day services 6 13 .....................
Care of invalids and elderly at home 1 4 ...........................
Health insurance 1 5 ...........................................................
361.168
296.151
378.928
157.010
186.227
186.274
380.787
307.160
306.619
372.809
174.861
202.361
524.634
193.531
187.666
451.153
163.800
107.347
116.263
361.697
297.377
380.418
158.224
188.442
185.983
380.994
307.527
306.994
373.653
175.554
202.176
525.672
193.949
187.762
451.896
164.546
107.389
115.961
362.243
296.876
379.555
158.516
188.983
185.892
381.990
308.120
307.400
374.083
176.462
203.113
528.453
195.023
188.877
452.007
164.632
107.235
115.421
362.801
294.687
377.001
157.192
187.918
183.193
383.752
310.154
310.013
375.476
176.742
204.458
530.603
195.893
189.291
454.197
164.820
107.362
114.953
5.5
3.4
3.5
1.9
1.3
3.4
6.1
4.7
4.0
8.3
-.6
1.9
7.7
7.8
8.3
5.7
4.4
2.4
10.8
Recreation 3 ...........................................................................
Video and audio 3 .................................................................
Televisions .........................................................................
Cable and satellite television and radio service 9 ...............
Other video equipment 3 ....................................................
Video cassettes, discs, and other media including rental 1
3 ..................................................................................
Video cassettes and discs, blank and prerecorded 1 2 3 ..
Rental of video tapes and discs 1 2 3 ...............................
Audio equipment 1 ..............................................................
Audio discs, tapes and other media 1 3 ..............................
Pets, pet products and services 3 .........................................
Pets and pet products ........................................................
Pet food 2 3 .......................................................................
Purchase of pets, pet supplies, accessories 2 3 ...............
Pet services including veterinary 3 .....................................
Pet services 1 2 3 ..............................................................
Veterinarian services 2 3 ..................................................
Sporting goods 1 ...................................................................
Sports vehicles including bicycles ......................................
Sports equipment 1 .............................................................
Photography 1 3 ....................................................................
Photographic equipment and supplies 1 .............................
Film and photographic supplies 1 2 3 ................................
Photographic equipment 1 2 3 ..........................................
Photographers and film processing 1 3 ..............................
Photographer fees 1 2 3 ....................................................
Film processing 1 2 3 ........................................................
Other recreational goods 3 ...................................................
Toys 1 .................................................................................
Toys, games, hobbies and playground equipment 1 2 3 ...
Sewing machines, fabric and supplies 3 .............................
Music instruments and accessories 1 3 ..............................
Recreation services 3 ...........................................................
Club dues and fees for participant sports and group
exercises 3 ..................................................................
Admissions .........................................................................
Admission to movies, theaters, and concerts 2 3 .............
Admission to sporting events 2 3 ......................................
112.373
103.147
14.945
357.760
21.513
112.656
103.370
14.649
359.950
21.679
112.588
102.948
14.585
359.094
21.125
112.663
102.443
14.278
358.790
20.868
77.070
62.297
96.910
52.891
105.184
138.725
172.928
124.965
113.208
171.378
146.553
176.660
116.355
139.028
95.264
81.572
78.435
85.663
38.231
106.654
117.027
100.044
63.274
68.649
67.960
89.357
95.611
141.282
77.587
63.167
97.203
51.916
105.237
140.230
175.564
127.259
114.155
172.165
146.605
177.597
116.565
138.355
96.220
80.817
77.067
85.898
37.149
106.452
117.517
99.513
63.121
68.476
67.967
88.659
96.143
141.604
77.661
63.007
97.195
51.052
103.797
140.837
176.323
128.008
114.106
172.913
147.221
178.165
117.153
137.817
97.049
80.280
76.121
85.977
36.353
106.263
117.680
99.243
62.843
67.968
67.411
88.657
96.645
141.604
124.603
308.774
149.335
164.248
124.387
310.317
150.017
166.050
125.098
308.756
148.880
168.169
Nov.
2007
6 months
ended—
Feb.
2008
May
2008
Nov.
2007
May
2008
-
-
-
-8.0
3.6
8.7
.1
7.4
-
6.4
2.2
3.3
2.5
-4.0
5.5
5.2
3.5
4.5
2.9
.9
7.5
5.8
3.3
3.2
5.0
-2.4
4.1
9.7
10.1
9.2
16.6
3.1
1.4
1.3
3.9
3.9
5.3
-3.6
-3.8
-3.3
3.9
3.0
-.5
7.4
9.6
5.5
7.9
8.7
9.3
8.5
4.4
15.8
.5
1.8
-2.0
-2.0
.5
3.7
-6.5
3.2
4.0
4.5
2.9
4.4
4.2
4.6
5.0
3.5
2.7
2.5
.1
-4.4
5.4
3.4
4.0
2.4
1.1
5.4
6.0
4.0
3.6
6.7
-1.5
3.0
8.7
9.0
8.8
11.0
3.8
1.9
6.0
2.8
.9
1.6
-1.6
-.1
-4.9
3.5
3.5
2.0
5.1
7.0
4.8
6.3
6.8
6.3
5.6
3.5
7.6
-2.0
-.5
-2.3
-19.9
.2
-17.8
2.7
2.2
-8.0
4.0
-10.4
1.4
.7
-21.8
3.4
-12.6
1.0
-2.7
-16.7
1.2
-11.5
1.1
-.1
-14.1
2.1
-14.2
1.2
-1.0
-19.3
2.3
-12.0
77.310
62.539
97.010
51.182
101.999
141.576
176.804
128.404
114.116
174.447
148.748
179.635
117.898
139.574
97.208
80.664
76.338
86.787
36.514
106.947
117.668
99.953
62.589
67.617
67.400
88.305
96.837
142.225
-10.2
-16.6
-4.2
-3.3
6.4
7.8
7.4
8.3
6.1
8.4
.9
8.7
-4.1
-1.6
-8.4
2.1
3.5
3.8
2.4
.8
2.4
.4
-4.1
-7.0
-7.5
2.2
1.2
-.1
8.5
1.8
13.7
-2.1
-3.8
6.6
8.5
9.1
4.2
4.1
3.6
5.3
2.3
7.3
-4.3
-2.5
-9.4
.1
-17.6
4.1
1.4
7.5
-5.3
-5.3
-1.6
-5.5
-4.8
4.5
3.9
-6.6
11.4
-4.3
-.2
5.7
6.5
9.2
-2.8
4.7
7.4
4.5
-.4
-.7
2.5
-2.3
-8.7
-5.0
-14.5
3.6
2.6
2.5
.8
-2.5
.1
11.2
4.8
1.5
1.3
1.6
.4
-12.3
-11.6
8.5
9.3
11.5
3.2
7.4
6.1
6.9
5.4
1.6
8.4
-4.4
-10.3
5.4
-16.8
1.1
2.2
-.4
-4.3
-5.9
-3.3
-4.6
5.2
2.7
-1.3
-7.9
4.4
-2.7
1.2
7.2
8.0
8.7
5.2
6.2
2.3
7.0
-.9
2.8
-6.3
-.2
-3.2
2.0
-8.2
2.4
1.9
3.9
-4.7
-6.2
-4.6
-1.7
-1.8
2.2
2.5
-2.6
5.8
-8.4
-6.1
7.1
7.9
10.3
.2
6.0
6.8
5.7
2.5
.4
5.4
-3.3
-9.5
.1
-15.7
2.4
2.4
1.1
-1.8
-4.2
-1.6
3.0
5.0
2.1
125.636
309.825
149.459
169.068
2.6
-3.5
-3.7
-5.4
-1.3
9.3
8.8
10.8
1.3
.9
.3
2.8
3.4
1.4
.3
12.3
.6
2.7
2.4
2.4
2.3
1.1
.3
7.4
Expenditure category
See footnotes at end of table.
20
CPI Detailed Report-May 2008
Table 4. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): Seasonally adjusted U.S. city average, detailed expenditure
categories -Continued
(1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
Seasonally adjusted annual rate percent
change for
Seasonally adjusted indexes
3 months ended—
Item and group
Feb.
2008
Mar.
2008
Apr.
2008
May
2008
Fees for lessons or instructions 8 .......................................
Recreational reading materials 1 ..........................................
Newspapers and magazines 1 3 .........................................
Recreational books 1 3 .......................................................
250.299
210.111
123.786
105.494
251.433
209.995
123.818
105.333
251.151
210.523
124.352
105.373
Education and communication 3 .............................................
Education 3 ...........................................................................
Educational books and supplies .........................................
College textbooks 1 2 11 ...................................................
Tuition, other school fees, and childcare ............................
College tuition and fees ....................................................
Elementary and high school tuition and fees ....................
Child care and nursery school 10 .....................................
Technical and business school tuition and fees 3 ............
Communication 3 ..................................................................
Postage and delivery services 3 .........................................
Postage 1 ..........................................................................
Delivery services 3 ............................................................
Information and information processing 1 3 ........................
Telephone services 1 3 .....................................................
Land-line telephone services, local charges 1 6 .............
Land-line telephone services, long distance charges 1 3
Land-line interstate toll calls 1 2 ....................................
Land-line intrastate toll calls 1 2 ....................................
Wireless telephone services 1 3 .....................................
Information technology, hardware and services 1 14 ..........
Personal computers and peripheral equipment 1 4 ..........
Computer software and accessories 1 3 ...........................
Internet services and electronic information providers 1 3
Telephone hardware, calculators, and other consumer
information items 1 3 .................................................
121.745
177.406
436.364
144.985
511.324
559.699
557.665
220.875
182.410
83.388
132.545
208.927
200.036
80.638
98.837
225.819
71.848
51.492
76.064
64.087
10.253
100.545
51.207
73.330
122.075
178.144
437.600
145.360
513.503
561.936
560.821
221.593
182.594
83.500
132.564
208.927
200.483
80.752
99.031
226.845
71.994
51.468
76.554
64.087
10.246
100.359
50.817
73.180
36.941
Other goods and services ......................................................
Tobacco and smoking products 1 .........................................
Cigarettes 1 3 ......................................................................
Tobacco products other than cigarettes 1 3 ........................
Personal care .......................................................................
Personal care products 1 ....................................................
Hair, dental, shaving, and miscellaneous personal care
products 1 3 ..............................................................
Cosmetics, perfume, bath, nail preparations and
implements 1 ............................................................
Personal care services 1 ....................................................
Haircuts and other personal care services 1 3 ..................
Miscellaneous personal services ........................................
Legal services 8 ................................................................
Funeral expenses 8 ..........................................................
Laundry and dry cleaning services 1 3 .............................
Apparel services other than laundry and dry cleaning 1 3
Financial services 1 8 .......................................................
Checking account and other bank services 1 2 3 ............
Tax return preparation and other accounting fees 2 3 ....
Miscellaneous personal goods 3 ........................................
Stationery, stationery supplies, gift wrap 2 .......................
Infants’ equipment 1 2 5 ....................................................
6 months
ended—
Aug.
2007
Nov.
2007
Feb.
2008
May
2008
Nov.
2007
May
2008
252.881
209.276
123.292
105.076
5.8
1.9
2.6
.9
2.7
1.7
.5
3.5
3.6
2.4
3.2
1.0
4.2
-1.6
-1.6
-1.6
4.3
1.8
1.5
2.2
3.9
.4
.8
-.3
122.564
179.234
441.736
146.045
516.515
566.476
563.705
222.094
183.990
83.669
132.668
208.927
202.881
80.921
99.494
228.693
72.206
51.673
76.833
64.272
10.170
98.853
50.924
72.996
123.004
179.968
443.715
146.508
518.616
568.914
566.286
222.976
184.774
83.929
135.787
213.669
209.970
81.080
99.879
229.447
73.127
52.760
77.524
64.272
10.118
97.028
50.858
73.235
2.4
5.2
12.4
13.2
4.7
5.7
4.5
2.1
3.8
-.5
6.4
6.1
9.8
-1.0
1.3
4.9
.0
1.0
2.6
-.9
-10.7
-16.8
-16.7
-4.5
2.1
6.0
4.6
3.8
6.1
6.5
6.3
5.3
6.1
-1.9
.5
.0
5.6
-2.1
-.2
2.8
-1.0
-.3
-2.0
-2.2
-10.4
-22.2
3.8
-2.7
3.2
5.6
3.4
7.9
5.8
6.5
5.2
5.2
1.9
.6
1.6
.0
26.6
.6
.3
.9
-1.0
-1.0
-2.1
.5
1.9
1.8
-2.1
4.0
4.2
5.9
6.9
4.3
5.8
6.8
6.3
3.9
5.3
2.6
10.1
9.4
21.4
2.2
4.3
6.6
7.3
10.2
7.9
1.2
-5.2
-13.3
-2.7
-.5
2.2
5.6
8.4
8.4
5.4
6.1
5.4
3.7
4.9
-1.2
3.4
3.0
7.7
-1.6
.6
3.8
-.5
.3
.3
-1.5
-10.5
-19.5
-7.0
-3.6
3.7
5.8
5.2
6.0
5.8
6.6
5.8
4.5
3.6
1.6
5.8
4.6
24.0
1.4
2.2
3.7
3.0
4.4
2.8
.8
-1.7
-6.1
-2.4
1.7
37.511
37.255
37.477
-9.8
-7.8
-4.7
5.9
-8.8
.5
339.869
575.227
233.590
163.860
198.473
157.677
341.374
574.890
233.217
166.473
199.641
158.440
343.072
576.359
233.792
167.126
200.773
159.398
344.305
581.185
235.798
167.987
201.219
158.790
2.0
4.1
4.2
3.0
1.4
-2.0
3.2
5.0
5.2
1.4
2.7
2.0
3.9
9.8
10.1
5.0
2.2
-2.2
5.3
4.2
3.8
10.5
5.7
2.9
2.6
4.5
4.7
2.2
2.1
.0
4.6
7.0
6.9
7.7
3.9
.3
103.316
103.801
105.011
104.320
-3.2
3.4
-2.2
3.9
.1
.8
176.105
220.848
134.753
333.716
266.557
259.322
131.989
141.893
275.998
130.029
166.723
87.449
153.784
95.287
176.982
222.752
135.915
334.878
266.768
261.046
132.519
142.498
278.040
130.227
168.081
88.493
154.880
97.342
177.018
222.799
135.944
337.233
268.525
262.554
133.645
143.620
279.276
131.460
168.633
89.109
154.960
97.696
176.852
223.649
136.462
339.034
270.357
263.517
134.992
144.721
279.439
131.611
168.914
88.893
154.271
97.394
-.8
1.5
1.5
2.7
2.0
5.1
2.4
3.6
-3.0
-5.5
1.8
-1.3
2.6
-3.4
.5
2.9
2.9
3.7
2.3
3.8
3.4
1.9
10.7
11.9
7.8
2.2
3.2
-1.9
-2.2
4.2
4.2
5.7
5.9
4.0
2.7
10.8
5.5
2.5
7.5
.4
-2.3
1.1
1.7
5.2
5.2
6.5
5.8
6.6
9.4
8.2
5.1
5.0
5.4
6.8
1.3
9.1
-.2
2.2
2.2
3.2
2.2
4.4
2.9
2.7
3.6
2.8
4.8
.5
2.9
-2.7
-.3
4.7
4.7
6.1
5.9
5.3
6.0
9.5
5.3
3.7
6.4
3.5
-.5
5.1
173.011
152.726
195.406
246.666
111.756
251.804
255.267
173.575
153.327
196.898
250.287
111.800
252.703
255.657
173.718
152.734
195.857
248.038
111.417
253.456
255.735
175.279
154.620
200.497
255.265
111.227
254.643
256.268
.9
-1.6
-5.7
.3
-.4
2.8
3.1
10.3
14.0
31.2
24.5
-.9
3.6
3.0
3.1
2.2
4.4
12.2
-1.4
3.2
2.7
5.3
5.1
10.8
14.7
-1.9
4.6
1.6
5.5
5.9
11.2
11.7
-.6
3.2
3.1
4.2
3.6
7.6
13.4
-1.7
3.9
2.1
Expenditure category
Special aggregate indexes
Commodities ............................................................................
Commodities less food and beverages ..................................
Nondurables less food and beverages .................................
Nondurables less food, beverages, and apparel ................
Durables ...............................................................................
Services ....................................................................................
Rent of shelter 7 .......................................................................
See footnotes at end of table.
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CPI Detailed Report-May 2008
Table 4. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): Seasonally adjusted U.S. city average, detailed expenditure
categories -Continued
(1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
Seasonally adjusted annual rate percent
change for
Seasonally adjusted indexes
3 months ended—
Item and group
Feb.
2008
Mar.
2008
Apr.
2008
May
2008
238.389
291.364
213.221
202.328
205.076
154.934
195.304
241.207
202.376
114.054
266.373
241.233
229.390
212.471
213.851
140.316
280.566
258.078
214.007
194.871
240.053
292.410
213.992
203.213
205.807
155.514
197.043
245.015
203.730
112.286
268.136
242.188
233.839
212.819
214.176
140.180
286.164
258.722
213.658
197.454
240.412
293.296
214.183
203.782
206.241
154.972
197.193
244.131
204.711
112.694
269.814
242.925
233.804
213.314
214.398
140.193
281.614
259.084
216.222
199.762
242.389
294.450
215.688
205.548
207.649
156.814
202.150
250.889
207.834
112.322
272.112
244.156
244.107
213.786
214.832
140.010
297.965
259.944
217.675
202.700
6 months
ended—
Aug.
2007
Nov.
2007
Feb.
2008
May
2008
Nov.
2007
May
2008
4.2
2.0
1.5
1.5
1.8
-1.4
-6.5
-1.2
-1.3
-2.8
2.7
2.8
-5.7
2.9
2.5
.4
-7.0
3.3
3.7
.8
3.1
3.5
6.6
7.9
6.3
13.5
27.7
23.8
15.8
3.2
3.6
2.9
43.6
2.9
2.6
.5
77.3
3.4
6.3
3.0
4.0
3.4
2.9
3.4
3.1
2.3
3.0
9.2
4.2
1.1
3.7
3.1
7.6
2.7
2.3
.4
8.9
3.1
6.9
3.6
6.9
4.3
4.7
6.5
5.1
4.9
14.8
17.0
11.2
-5.9
8.9
4.9
28.2
2.5
1.8
-.9
27.2
2.9
7.0
17.1
3.6
2.7
4.0
4.6
4.1
5.8
9.2
10.6
6.9
.2
3.2
2.9
16.3
2.9
2.5
.4
28.4
3.3
5.0
1.9
5.5
3.8
3.8
5.0
4.1
3.6
8.7
13.1
7.7
-2.5
6.3
4.0
17.5
2.6
2.1
-.2
17.7
3.0
6.9
10.1
Special aggregate indexes
Transportation services ............................................................
Other services ..........................................................................
All items less food ....................................................................
All items less shelter .................................................................
All items less medical care .......................................................
Commodities less food .............................................................
Nondurables less food ..............................................................
Nondurables less food and apparel ..........................................
Nondurables .............................................................................
Apparel less footwear ...............................................................
Services less rent of shelter 7 ...................................................
Services less medical care services .........................................
Energy ......................................................................................
All items less energy ................................................................
All items less food and energy ...............................................
Commodities less food and energy commodities .................
Energy commodities ...........................................................
Services less energy services ..............................................
Domestically produced farm food 1 ..........................................
Utilities and public transportation .............................................
1
2
3
4
5
6
9
10
11
12
13
14
NA
-
Not seasonally adjusted.
Special index based on a substantially smaller sample.
Indexes on a December 1997=100 base.
Indexes on a December 2007=100 base.
Indexes on a December 2005=100 base.
This index series was calculated using a Laspeyres estimator. All other
item stratum index series were calculated using a geometric means estimator.
7 Indexes on a December 1982=100 base.
8 Indexes on a December 1986=100 base.
Indexes on a December 1983=100 base.
Indexes on a December 1990=100 base.
Indexes on a December 2001=100 base.
Indexes on a December 1993=100 base.
Indexes on a December 1996=100 base.
Indexes on a December 1988=100 base.
Data not adequate for publication.
Data not available.
NOTE: Index applies to a month as a whole, not to any specific date.
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Table 5. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, unadjusted indexes for special detailed
expenditure categories1
(1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
1-month
percent changes
ended—
Indexes
Percent
change to
May 2008
from—
Item
Feb.
2008
Mar.
2008
Apr.
2008
May
2008
128.117
278.913
291.763
239.551
218.592
238.282
261.695
233.106
216.966
124.920
192.902
182.151
120.558
250.296
129.036
287.899
294.233
239.830
224.780
239.003
258.008
232.395
216.824
120.928
194.530
187.503
121.096
241.191
132.656
291.388
299.909
241.878
227.468
242.695
266.950
245.065
216.807
124.874
203.115
187.905
122.205
243.841
142.740
294.581
308.597
243.016
232.652
240.716
277.306
244.431
215.096
125.216
199.118
178.036
121.714
240.679
Feb.
2008
Mar.
2008
Apr.
2008
May
2008
1.8
2.1
3.1
.6
.7
2.1
2.6
1.6
-.2
1.7
-2.5
-.7
-1.3
3.3
0.7
3.2
.8
.1
2.8
.3
-1.4
-.3
-.1
-3.2
.8
2.9
.4
-3.6
2.8
1.2
1.9
.9
1.2
1.5
3.5
5.5
.0
3.3
4.4
.2
.9
1.1
7.6
1.1
2.9
.5
2.3
-.8
3.9
-.3
-.8
.3
-2.0
-5.3
-.4
-1.3
May
2007
Food and beverages
Rice 2 .........................................................................................
White bread ................................................................................
Bread other than white ...............................................................
Fresh cakes and cupcakes .........................................................
Cookies ......................................................................................
Fresh sweetrolls, coffeecakes, doughnuts .................................
Crackers, bread, and cracker products ......................................
Frozen and refrigerated bakery products, pies, tarts, turnovers
Bacon and related products .......................................................
Breakfast sausage and related products 2 .................................
Ham, excluding canned ..............................................................
Frankfurters ................................................................................
Lunchmeats 2 .............................................................................
Lamb and organ meats ..............................................................
Lamb and mutton 2 .....................................................................
Fresh whole chicken ...................................................................
Fresh and frozen chicken parts ..................................................
Canned fish and seafood ...........................................................
Frozen fish and seafood .............................................................
Fresh whole milk ........................................................................
Fresh milk other than whole 2 ....................................................
Oranges, including tangerines ....................................................
Canned fruits 2 ...........................................................................
Canned vegetables 2 ..................................................................
Frozen vegetables ......................................................................
Dried beans, peas, and lentils 2 .................................................
Roasted coffee ...........................................................................
Instant and freeze dried coffee ...................................................
Butter ..........................................................................................
Margarine ...................................................................................
Peanut butter 2 ...........................................................................
Salt and other seasonings and spices 2 .....................................
Olives, pickles, relishes 2 ...........................................................
Sauces and gravies 2 .................................................................
Other condiments .......................................................................
Prepared salads 3 ......................................................................
Food at elementary and secondary schools 4 ............................
Whiskey at home ........................................................................
Distilled spirits, excluding whiskey, at home ..............................
Beer, ale, and other malt beverages away from home 2 ............
Wine away from home 2 .............................................................
Distilled spirits away from home 2 ..............................................
19.9
15.6
16.2
9.2
7.6
6.3
9.7
7.8
-3.8
.5
.6
.1
.9
10.1
NA
NA
NA
NA
-
-
-
-
-
198.566
194.942
151.889
240.466
220.165
149.999
357.725
132.322
136.914
183.961
145.457
181.878
194.801
171.909
205.510
121.540
118.118
125.949
113.029
228.698
101.611
107.939
187.097
181.364
137.780
148.716
145.102
198.191
197.001
149.774
239.494
214.798
147.381
362.640
130.166
134.901
184.006
141.118
186.346
199.223
165.480
202.098
123.649
120.086
123.091
112.863
233.506
100.872
107.961
186.513
180.478
137.895
149.268
146.037
204.281
195.749
151.892
250.319
217.605
148.185
368.181
130.684
141.158
187.209
147.193
194.487
204.896
175.499
214.018
126.169
121.691
121.907
114.979
240.362
101.295
108.017
186.884
183.779
138.988
149.881
147.659
201.983
198.834
153.246
253.405
214.358
148.130
386.707
135.165
142.056
190.360
151.788
196.292
206.714
178.232
222.436
128.666
120.699
127.105
114.329
243.634
102.365
107.950
187.678
183.527
139.546
150.521
148.287
-2.0
-.7
1.2
-2.5
-.2
.6
1.0
3.1
2.9
-.1
3.0
-1.6
1.7
-.8
2.5
2.0
.5
1.7
1.4
-2.8
3.0
.2
1.4
.4
.7
.2
.3
-.2
1.1
-1.4
-.4
-2.4
-1.7
1.4
-1.6
-1.5
.0
-3.0
2.5
2.3
-3.7
-1.7
1.7
1.7
-2.3
-.1
2.1
-.7
.0
-.3
-.5
.1
.4
.6
3.1
-.6
1.4
4.5
1.3
.5
1.5
.4
4.6
1.7
4.3
4.4
2.8
6.1
5.9
2.0
1.3
-1.0
1.9
2.9
.4
.1
.2
1.8
.8
.4
1.1
-1.1
1.6
.9
1.2
-1.5
.0
5.0
3.4
.6
1.7
3.1
.9
.9
1.6
3.9
2.0
-.8
4.3
-.6
1.4
1.1
-.1
.4
-.1
.4
.4
.4
4.3
4.3
5.0
3.7
10.5
9.8
-15.3
7.7
12.2
5.1
15.3
9.0
8.5
3.8
20.0
13.0
5.3
4.9
3.6
6.0
-
3.0
1.5
2.8
4.2
2.9
6.3
Housing
Infants’ furniture 4 .......................................................................
Laundry equipment .....................................................................
NA
NA
NA
NA
-
-
-
-
-
116.761
116.946
116.290
116.397
-.3
.2
-.6
.1
-1.1
94.501
136.009
141.048
257.689
263.719
248.292
132.966
247.513
154.956
119.430
96.907
94.357
70.503
94.117
135.645
140.249
276.708
282.122
265.158
133.511
255.024
157.521
120.497
96.822
97.717
70.802
93.707
135.329
139.300
292.285
297.636
279.388
133.403
254.904
159.978
120.648
98.395
95.596
70.234
93.369
135.144
138.507
320.646
325.561
304.345
133.646
256.548
160.177
119.753
99.224
96.345
70.644
-.3
-.3
-.3
-.6
-.4
-.6
.3
.4
.4
-.6
-4.0
-3.8
-.9
-.4
-.3
-.6
7.4
7.0
6.8
.4
3.0
1.7
.9
-.1
3.6
.4
-.4
-.2
-.7
5.6
5.5
5.4
-.1
.0
1.6
.1
1.6
-2.2
-.8
-.4
-.1
-.6
9.7
9.4
8.9
.2
.6
.1
-.7
.8
.8
.6
-1.2
-.5
-1.7
20.5
21.4
20.9
5.2
11.7
7.1
.9
Transportation
New cars and trucks 2 ................................................................
New cars ....................................................................................
New trucks 5 ...............................................................................
Gasoline, unleaded regular ........................................................
Gasoline, unleaded midgrade 6 ..................................................
Gasoline, unleaded premium .....................................................
Vehicle parts and equipment other than tires .............................
Motor oil, coolant, and fluids .......................................................
Parking fees and tolls 2 ..............................................................
Automobile service clubs 2 .........................................................
Intercity bus fare 3 ......................................................................
Intercity train fare 3 .....................................................................
Ship fare 2 ..................................................................................
-
-.4
See footnotes at end of table.
23
CPI Detailed Report-May 2008
Table 5. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, unadjusted indexes for special detailed
expenditure categories1-Continued
(1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
1-month
percent changes
ended—
Indexes
Percent
change to
May 2008
from—
Item
Feb.
2008
Mar.
2008
Apr.
2008
May
2008
Feb.
2008
Mar.
2008
Apr.
2008
May
2008
188.817
451.153
189.122
451.896
189.682
452.007
62.297
96.910
124.363
113.005
146.553
176.703
85.663
38.231
117.027
100.044
67.960
149.380
164.138
63.167
97.203
127.029
113.429
146.605
177.853
85.898
37.149
117.517
99.513
67.967
149.993
165.740
144.985
51.492
76.064
130.029
167.093
154.108
95.287
May
2007
189.687
454.197
1.3
.7
0.2
.2
0.3
.0
0.0
.5
7.5
8.3
63.007
97.195
128.140
113.923
147.221
179.016
85.977
36.353
117.680
99.243
67.411
149.302
167.483
62.539
97.010
129.026
114.056
148.748
180.133
86.787
36.514
117.668
99.953
67.400
149.781
168.137
-2.7
.0
1.3
-1.1
.9
1.1
-.7
-.3
-.2
.3
.9
.0
.0
1.4
.3
2.1
.4
.0
.7
.3
-2.8
.4
-.5
.0
.4
1.0
-.3
.0
.9
.4
.4
.7
.1
-2.1
.1
-.3
-.8
-.5
1.1
-.7
-.2
.7
.1
1.0
.6
.9
.4
.0
.7
.0
.3
.4
-5.3
5.1
9.5
2.6
4.5
6.4
1.0
-12.0
2.1
2.5
-3.1
1.3
4.9
145.360
51.468
76.554
146.045
51.673
76.833
146.508
52.760
77.524
.3
.0
-.4
.3
.0
.6
.5
.4
.4
.3
2.1
.9
7.2
2.4
1.5
130.227
169.362
155.213
97.342
131.460
169.854
155.532
97.696
131.611
170.172
155.443
97.394
.2
1.4
.5
.0
.2
1.4
.7
2.2
.9
.3
.2
.4
.1
.2
-.1
-.3
3.3
5.6
1.2
1.1
Medical care
Inpatient hospital services 7 8 .....................................................
Outpatient hospital services 8 9 ..................................................
Recreation
Video cassettes and discs, blank and prerecorded 2 .................
Rental of video tapes and discs 2 ...............................................
Pet food 2 ...................................................................................
Purchase of pets, pet supplies, accessories 2 ...........................
Pet services 2 .............................................................................
Veterinarian services 2 ...............................................................
Film and photographic supplies 2 ...............................................
Photographic equipment 2 ..........................................................
Photographer fees 2 ...................................................................
Film processing 2 .......................................................................
Toys, games, hobbies and playground equipment 2 ..................
Admission to movies, theaters, and concerts 2 ..........................
Admission to sporting events 2 ...................................................
Education and communication
College textbooks 10 ..................................................................
Land-line interstate toll calls .......................................................
Land-line intrastate toll calls .......................................................
Other goods and services
Checking account and other bank services 2 .............................
Tax return preparation and other accounting fees 2 ...................
Stationery, stationery supplies, gift wrap ....................................
Infants’ equipment 4 ...................................................................
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8 This index series was calculated using a Laspeyres estimator. All other
item stratum index series were calculated using a geometric means estimator.
9 Indexes on a December 1986=100 base.
10 Indexes on a December 2001=100 base.
NA Data not adequate for publication.
- Data not available.
NOTE: Index applies to a month as a whole, not to any specific date.
Special index based on a substantially smaller sample.
Indexes on a December 1997=100 base.
Indexes on a December 2007=100 base.
Indexes on a December 2005=100 base.
Indexes on a December 1983=100 base.
Indexes on a December 1993=100 base.
Indexes on a December 1996=100 base.
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CPI Detailed Report-May 2008
Table 6. Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W): U.S. city average, by expenditure category
and commodity and service group
(1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
Item and group
Relative
importance,
December
2007
Unadjusted
indexes
Apr.
2008
May
2008
Unadjusted
percent change to
May 2008 from—
May
2007
Seasonally adjusted
percent change from—
Apr.
2008
Feb. to
Mar.
Mar. to
Apr.
Apr. to
May
Expenditure category
All items ........................................................................................
All items (1967=100) ....................................................................
100.000
210.698
627.606
212.788
633.830
4.5
1.0
0.4
0.2
0.7
-
-
-
-
-
-
Food and beverages ..................................................................
Food .........................................................................................
Food at home .........................................................................
Cereals and bakery products ...............................................
Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs ..............................................
Dairy and related products ...................................................
Fruits and vegetables ...........................................................
Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials ................
Other food at home ..............................................................
Sugar and sweets ..............................................................
Fats and oils .......................................................................
Other foods ........................................................................
Other miscellaneous foods 1 2 .........................................
Food away from home 1 .........................................................
Other food away from home 1 2 ...........................................
Alcoholic beverages .................................................................
15.926
14.901
8.595
1.110
2.192
.965
1.218
1.094
2.016
.279
.232
1.504
.438
6.305
.218
1.025
210.559
210.252
209.657
240.663
200.285
207.135
270.169
158.799
181.215
183.725
191.560
196.106
118.751
212.794
147.335
213.633
211.438
211.200
210.624
244.648
200.501
207.088
274.136
157.285
182.241
184.127
194.228
197.081
119.248
213.723
148.517
213.486
4.9
5.1
5.7
10.6
2.6
10.8
4.4
3.4
5.9
5.8
12.7
4.8
3.7
4.2
3.8
3.3
.4
.5
.5
1.7
.1
.0
1.5
-1.0
.6
.2
1.4
.5
.4
.4
.8
-.1
.2
.2
.2
1.3
.1
-.9
.5
.1
.0
.9
-.8
.0
-.9
.3
.2
-.2
.9
1.0
1.5
1.5
.9
1.2
1.9
1.6
1.9
1.2
5.4
1.5
.8
.3
.1
.5
.3
.3
.2
1.5
.2
-.2
.0
-1.0
.6
.4
.5
.6
.4
.4
.8
.1
Housing ......................................................................................
Shelter ......................................................................................
Rent of primary residence 3 ...................................................
Lodging away from home 2 ....................................................
Owners’ equivalent rent of primary residence 3 4 ..................
Tenants’ and household insurance 1 2 ...................................
Fuels and utilities .....................................................................
Household energy ..................................................................
Fuel oil and other fuels .........................................................
Gas (piped) and electricity 3 .................................................
Water and sewer and trash collection services 2 ...................
Household furnishings and operations .....................................
Household operations 1 2 .......................................................
39.994
30.397
7.979
1.233
20.888
.297
5.637
4.670
.323
4.347
.966
3.960
.339
210.161
238.261
240.507
145.936
227.893
118.683
210.912
190.657
339.009
192.434
149.751
123.108
148.403
211.191
238.353
240.818
144.979
228.007
118.615
217.388
197.554
358.947
199.045
150.237
123.287
149.816
3.5
2.7
3.5
.8
2.6
1.5
10.3
11.4
48.9
8.7
5.2
.4
4.9
.5
.0
.1
-.7
.1
-.1
3.1
3.6
5.9
3.4
.3
.1
1.0
.5
.2
.2
-.7
.2
.1
1.9
2.3
7.0
1.9
.3
.5
1.0
.4
.2
.3
-1.0
.2
.6
2.2
2.5
3.4
2.5
.3
.0
.7
.5
.2
.2
1.2
.1
-.1
2.4
2.8
7.6
2.4
.4
.1
1.0
Apparel .......................................................................................
Men’s and boys’ apparel ..........................................................
Women’s and girls’ apparel ......................................................
Infants’ and toddlers’ apparel ...................................................
Footwear ..................................................................................
3.998
1.031
1.619
.251
.821
121.855
117.136
110.971
119.200
126.150
120.407
116.621
108.594
117.213
125.335
-.4
2.3
-5.0
1.4
1.9
-1.2
-.4
-2.1
-1.7
-.6
-1.2
-.7
-2.5
-1.6
.1
.2
.1
-.4
.6
.7
-.2
.2
-.3
-.8
-.2
Transportation ............................................................................
Private transportation ...............................................................
New and used motor vehicles 2 .............................................
New vehicles ........................................................................
Used cars and trucks 1 .........................................................
Motor fuel ...............................................................................
Gasoline (all types) ..............................................................
Motor vehicle parts and equipment 1 .....................................
Motor vehicle maintenance and repair ...................................
Public transportation ................................................................
20.054
19.287
7.952
4.172
3.103
6.940
6.597
.446
1.169
.767
199.556
196.641
93.158
136.456
137.616
295.618
293.349
126.032
232.983
241.966
206.757
203.781
92.850
135.933
137.145
323.495
321.291
126.742
234.221
249.310
8.7
8.6
-.2
-1.2
1.3
21.3
20.8
5.0
4.3
9.8
3.6
3.6
-.3
-.4
-.3
9.4
9.5
.6
.5
3.0
.7
.7
-.1
-.1
.0
1.7
1.4
.9
.5
2.4
-.7
-.7
-.2
-.1
-.3
-1.9
-2.0
-.2
.4
-.3
2.1
2.1
-.2
-.1
-.3
5.6
5.7
.6
.5
2.4
Medical care ...............................................................................
Medical care commodities ........................................................
Medical care services ...............................................................
Professional services .............................................................
Hospital and related services 3 ..............................................
5.192
1.295
3.897
2.159
1.260
363.356
288.796
384.753
311.757
526.495
363.462
286.825
385.769
313.294
527.230
4.2
1.9
4.9
3.7
7.9
.0
-.7
.3
.5
.1
.1
.3
.0
.1
.2
.2
-.2
.3
.2
.6
.1
-.8
.4
.6
.4
See footnotes at end of table.
25
CPI Detailed Report-May 2008
Table 6. Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W): U.S. city average, by expenditure category
and commodity and service group -Continued
(1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
Item and group
Relative
importance,
December
2007
Unadjusted
indexes
Apr.
2008
May
2008
Unadjusted
percent change to
May 2008 from—
May
2007
Seasonally adjusted
percent change from—
Apr.
2008
Feb. to
Mar.
Mar. to
Apr.
Apr. to
May
Expenditure category
Recreation 2 ...............................................................................
Video and audio 2 ....................................................................
5.341
1.987
109.775
103.414
109.876
102.958
0.9
-.2
0.1
-.4
0.3
.2
-0.2
-.3
0.0
-.5
Education and communication 2 ................................................
Education 2 ..............................................................................
Educational books and supplies .............................................
Tuition, other school fees, and childcare ................................
Communication 2 .....................................................................
Information and information processing 1 2 ............................
Telephone services 1 2 .........................................................
Information technology, hardware and services 1 5 .............
Personal computers and peripheral equipment 1 6 ............
5.987
2.377
.204
2.174
3.609
3.488
2.869
.619
.228
118.462
175.545
444.594
494.711
86.244
84.320
99.566
10.671
98.820
118.737
175.791
445.394
495.384
86.496
84.511
99.939
10.621
97.010
2.5
5.5
6.6
5.4
.4
.2
1.3
-5.5
-12.8
.2
.1
.2
.1
.3
.2
.4
-.5
-1.8
.2
.4
.1
.4
.1
.1
.2
-.1
-.3
.4
.6
.9
.6
.3
.3
.5
-.7
-1.4
.3
.4
.6
.4
.3
.2
.4
-.5
-1.8
Other goods and services ..........................................................
Tobacco and smoking products 1 ............................................
Personal care ...........................................................................
Personal care products 1 .......................................................
Personal care services 1 ........................................................
Miscellaneous personal services ...........................................
3.508
1.183
2.325
.647
.560
.910
354.887
578.296
198.859
159.585
223.088
338.851
356.523
583.296
199.367
158.993
223.922
341.212
3.9
5.9
3.0
.3
3.4
4.8
.5
.9
.3
-.4
.4
.7
.4
-.1
.6
.5
.8
.3
.4
.2
.6
.5
.0
.7
.5
.9
.2
-.4
.4
.6
44.745
15.926
28.819
17.315
3.998
13.318
11.504
55.255
30.100
.297
4.347
.966
.339
5.266
3.897
10.042
178.900
210.559
160.488
210.558
121.855
270.496
112.171
248.045
229.719
118.683
192.434
149.751
148.403
239.044
384.753
281.829
181.837
211.438
164.188
218.794
120.407
285.024
111.845
249.175
229.810
118.615
199.045
150.237
149.816
240.728
385.769
282.720
5.6
4.9
6.0
10.4
-.4
13.7
-.7
3.5
2.7
1.5
8.7
5.2
4.9
4.0
4.9
2.9
1.6
.4
2.3
3.9
-1.2
5.4
-.3
.5
.0
-.1
3.4
.3
1.0
.7
.3
.3
.4
.2
.4
.8
-1.2
1.8
.0
.4
.2
.1
1.9
.3
1.0
.5
.0
.4
.0
.9
-.5
-.6
.2
-.7
-.3
.4
.1
.6
2.5
.3
.7
.2
.3
.3
1.0
.3
1.4
2.7
-.2
3.4
-.2
.5
.2
-.1
2.4
.4
1.0
.7
.4
.4
85.099
69.603
94.808
29.844
18.341
14.343
33.241
25.155
51.358
11.610
88.390
73.489
22.581
7.264
50.908
210.583
202.931
204.290
162.455
211.005
264.488
211.757
237.922
238.048
241.518
207.812
207.687
142.040
298.852
254.031
$ .475
$ .159
212.870
205.774
206.423
166.070
218.809
277.717
216.582
240.181
239.167
258.903
208.021
207.747
141.558
326.565
254.517
$ .470
$ .158
4.4
5.3
4.5
5.9
10.0
12.9
7.9
4.6
3.4
17.5
2.7
2.3
.4
22.6
3.1
1.1
1.4
1.0
2.2
3.7
5.0
2.3
.9
.5
7.2
.1
.0
-.3
9.3
.2
.4
.4
.4
.4
.8
1.7
.7
.7
.4
1.9
.2
.1
-.1
1.9
.2
.1
.3
.2
-.5
-.6
-.6
.2
.7
.4
-.2
.3
.1
.0
-1.7
.2
.8
1.0
.7
1.4
2.5
3.2
1.6
.9
.5
4.5
.2
.2
-.1
5.7
.3
-
-
-
-
-
Commodity and service group
Commodities ................................................................................
Food and beverages ..................................................................
Commodities less food and beverages ......................................
Nondurables less food and beverages .....................................
Apparel ...................................................................................
Nondurables less food, beverages, and apparel ....................
Durables ...................................................................................
Services .......................................................................................
Rent of shelter 4 .........................................................................
Tenants’ and household insurance 1 2 .......................................
Gas (piped) and electricity 3 .......................................................
Water and sewer and trash collection services 2 .......................
Household operations 1 2 ...........................................................
Transportation services ..............................................................
Medical care services .................................................................
Other services ............................................................................
Special indexes
All items less food ........................................................................
All items less shelter ....................................................................
All items less medical care ...........................................................
Commodities less food .................................................................
Nondurables less food .................................................................
Nondurables less food and apparel .............................................
Nondurables .................................................................................
Services less rent of shelter 4 ......................................................
Services less medical care services ............................................
Energy ..........................................................................................
All items less energy ....................................................................
All items less food and energy ...................................................
Commodities less food and energy commodities .....................
Energy commodities ...............................................................
Services less energy services ..................................................
Purchasing power of the consumer dollar (1982-84=$1.00) ........
Purchasing power of the consumer dollar (1967=$1.00) .............
-
1 Not seasonally adjusted.
2 Indexes on a December 1997=100 base.
3 This index series was calculated using a Laspeyres estimator. All other
5 Indexes on a December 1988=100 base.
6 Indexes on a December 2007=100 base.
- Data not available.
item stratum index series were calculated using a geometric means estimator.
4 Indexes on a December 1984=100 base
NOTE: Index applies to a month as a whole, not to any specific date.
26
CPI Detailed Report-May 2008
Table 7. Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W): Seasonally adjusted U.S. city average, by
expenditure category and commodity and service group
(1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
Seasonally adjusted annual rate percent
change for
Seasonally adjusted indexes
3 months ended—
Item and group
Feb.
2008
Mar.
2008
Apr.
2008
May
2008
All items ..............................................................................
208.298
209.064
209.543
Food and beverages .........................................................
Food ................................................................................
Food at home ................................................................
Cereals and bakery products ......................................
Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs .....................................
Dairy and related products ..........................................
Fruits and vegetables ..................................................
Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials .......
Other food at home .....................................................
Sugar and sweets .....................................................
Fats and oils ..............................................................
Other foods ...............................................................
Other miscellaneous foods 1 2 ................................
Food away from home 1 ...............................................
Other food away from home 1 2 ..................................
Alcoholic beverages ........................................................
208.257
207.901
206.527
233.733
198.931
206.877
265.318
156.437
177.521
179.535
184.099
192.783
118.828
211.517
146.924
212.072
208.709
208.406
206.912
236.729
199.175
205.091
266.563
156.572
177.582
181.198
182.605
192.789
117.754
212.193
147.188
211.736
Housing .............................................................................
Shelter .............................................................................
Rent of primary residence 3 ..........................................
Lodging away from home 2 ...........................................
Owners’ equivalent rent of primary residence 3 4 .........
Tenants’ and household insurance 1 2 .........................
Fuels and utilities ............................................................
Household energy .........................................................
Fuel oil and other fuels ................................................
Gas (piped) and electricity 3 .......................................
Water and sewer and trash collection services 2 ..........
Household furnishings and operations ............................
Household operations 1 2 .............................................
208.533
237.099
239.179
143.829
226.982
117.921
205.930
185.477
301.932
188.475
148.883
122.330
145.825
Apparel ..............................................................................
Men’s and boys’ apparel .................................................
Women’s and girls’ apparel .............................................
Infants’ and toddlers’ apparel ..........................................
Footwear .........................................................................
6 months
ended—
Aug.
2007
Nov.
2007
Feb.
2008
May
2008
Nov.
2007
May
2008
211.044
1.8
6.9
3.4
5.4
4.4
4.4
210.669
210.420
209.945
240.305
200.888
207.558
271.663
159.034
180.938
183.410
192.519
195.607
118.751
212.794
147.335
212.888
211.319
211.101
210.454
243.972
201.242
207.156
271.784
157.428
182.005
184.122
193.415
196.873
119.248
213.723
148.517
213.079
5.2
5.3
5.5
5.1
1.7
36.6
-3.3
5.7
3.6
4.2
7.5
2.6
4.6
4.9
5.4
4.5
4.0
4.1
4.3
6.4
2.5
6.8
10.7
-.3
2.7
4.2
6.3
1.6
-1.9
3.9
.8
1.9
4.6
4.5
5.0
12.6
1.9
2.6
.7
5.6
7.2
4.2
15.7
6.4
10.9
3.9
4.7
5.0
6.0
6.3
7.8
18.7
4.7
.5
10.1
2.6
10.5
10.6
21.8
8.8
1.4
4.2
4.4
1.9
4.6
4.7
4.9
5.8
2.1
20.8
3.4
2.7
3.1
4.2
6.9
2.1
1.3
4.4
3.1
3.2
5.3
5.4
6.4
15.6
3.3
1.6
5.3
4.1
8.8
7.3
18.7
7.6
6.0
4.1
4.6
3.5
209.497
237.537
239.762
142.831
227.481
117.999
209.904
189.679
323.185
192.089
149.296
122.902
147.316
210.427
237.943
240.466
141.337
227.924
118.683
214.459
194.506
334.332
196.843
149.736
122.893
148.403
211.451
238.312
240.917
142.993
228.112
118.615
219.616
199.931
359.850
201.596
150.387
123.075
149.816
1.8
2.9
3.2
7.1
2.4
1.6
-1.9
-3.3
18.2
-4.8
5.8
-.6
2.1
3.9
3.3
4.4
.6
3.1
.3
10.1
11.0
70.7
7.0
5.4
-.8
2.1
2.8
2.5
3.4
-1.7
2.7
1.9
6.0
6.2
20.8
4.8
5.5
.6
4.4
5.7
2.1
2.9
-2.3
2.0
2.4
29.4
35.0
101.8
30.9
4.1
2.5
11.4
2.8
3.1
3.8
3.8
2.8
.9
3.9
3.6
42.0
.9
5.6
-.7
2.1
4.2
2.3
3.2
-2.0
2.4
2.1
17.1
19.7
56.1
17.1
4.8
1.5
7.8
119.341
114.759
108.555
118.510
123.294
117.864
113.914
105.815
116.638
123.441
118.109
114.080
105.369
117.342
124.364
117.867
114.340
105.056
116.416
124.059
-1.2
.7
-3.6
1.1
.2
2.2
1.5
-.7
10.6
4.1
2.5
8.7
-3.0
1.7
.9
-4.8
-1.5
-12.3
-6.9
2.5
.5
1.1
-2.2
5.7
2.1
-1.3
3.5
-7.7
-2.7
1.7
Transportation ...................................................................
Private transportation ......................................................
New and used motor vehicles 2 ....................................
New vehicles ...............................................................
Used cars and trucks 1 ...............................................
Motor fuel ......................................................................
Gasoline (all types) .....................................................
Motor vehicle parts and equipment 1 ............................
Motor vehicle maintenance and repair ..........................
Public transportation .......................................................
194.963
192.100
93.308
136.345
138.094
278.651
277.354
125.238
231.051
236.848
196.398
193.389
93.239
136.214
138.070
283.321
281.140
126.330
232.244
242.477
194.993
191.970
93.051
136.052
137.616
277.925
275.644
126.032
233.139
241.831
199.181
196.071
92.890
135.905
137.145
293.566
291.449
126.742
234.314
247.717
-.6
-.8
2.8
.3
8.2
-8.5
-8.7
2.9
3.9
4.1
21.0
21.4
-1.2
-1.3
-1.6
77.3
77.3
5.8
2.0
11.8
4.2
4.2
-.4
-2.4
1.9
8.2
8.0
6.4
5.5
4.5
8.9
8.5
-1.8
-1.3
-2.7
23.2
21.9
4.9
5.8
19.7
9.7
9.7
.8
-.5
3.2
27.4
27.2
4.3
2.9
7.9
6.5
6.3
-1.1
-1.8
-.5
15.5
14.8
5.7
5.6
11.8
Medical care ......................................................................
Medical care commodities ..............................................
Medical care services .....................................................
Professional services ....................................................
Hospital and related services 3 .....................................
361.337
288.297
382.130
309.636
520.557
361.766
289.297
382.294
310.053
521.401
362.359
288.672
383.404
310.676
524.768
362.884
286.461
385.115
312.553
527.119
5.6
2.9
6.4
4.8
7.5
5.5
3.7
6.0
3.3
10.1
4.0
3.6
4.2
3.0
9.0
1.7
-2.5
3.2
3.8
5.1
5.6
3.3
6.2
4.1
8.8
2.9
.5
3.7
3.4
7.1
Expenditure category
See footnotes at end of table.
27
CPI Detailed Report-May 2008
Table 7. Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W): Seasonally adjusted U.S. city average, by
expenditure category and commodity and service group -Continued
(1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
Seasonally adjusted annual rate percent
change for
Seasonally adjusted indexes
3 months ended—
Item and group
Feb.
2008
Mar.
2008
Apr.
2008
May
2008
Recreation 2 ......................................................................
Video and audio 2 ...........................................................
109.351
103.080
109.680
103.333
109.514
102.975
Education and communication 2 .......................................
Education 2 .....................................................................
Educational books and supplies ...................................
Tuition, other school fees, and childcare ......................
Communication 2 ............................................................
Information and information processing 1 2 ..................
Telephone services 1 2 ...............................................
Information technology, hardware and services 1 5 ....
Personal computers and peripheral equipment 1 6 ...
118.044
174.995
439.326
493.569
85.917
83.992
98.931
10.754
100.582
118.311
175.690
439.977
495.643
86.014
84.091
99.090
10.745
100.265
Other goods and services .................................................
Tobacco and smoking products 1 ...................................
Personal care ..................................................................
Personal care products 1 ..............................................
Personal care services 1 ...............................................
Miscellaneous personal services ..................................
351.684
577.359
196.315
157.877
221.338
334.915
6 months
ended—
Aug.
2007
Nov.
2007
Feb.
2008
May
2008
Nov.
2007
May
2008
109.561
102.431
-1.3
-2.5
2.6
2.8
1.5
1.7
0.8
-2.5
0.6
.1
1.2
-.4
118.807
176.831
443.977
498.741
86.243
84.320
99.566
10.671
98.820
119.217
177.579
446.426
500.792
86.495
84.511
99.939
10.621
97.010
2.1
4.9
12.4
4.2
.0
-.3
1.4
-9.5
-16.1
1.3
5.2
4.6
5.3
-1.6
-1.7
-.4
-9.0
-21.6
2.6
5.7
3.0
6.0
.5
.5
.2
1.7
1.3
4.0
6.0
6.6
6.0
2.7
2.5
4.1
-4.9
-13.5
1.7
5.1
8.4
4.8
-.8
-1.0
.5
-9.3
-18.9
3.3
5.9
4.8
6.0
1.6
1.5
2.2
-1.7
-6.4
353.001
576.910
197.507
158.730
223.043
335.975
354.577
578.296
198.597
159.585
223.088
338.418
356.181
583.296
199.078
158.993
223.922
340.592
2.3
4.2
1.5
-1.9
1.6
3.0
3.4
5.1
2.6
2.0
2.9
4.0
4.7
10.3
2.1
-1.8
4.5
5.2
5.2
4.2
5.7
2.9
4.8
7.0
2.9
4.6
2.1
.0
2.2
3.5
5.0
7.2
3.9
.5
4.6
6.1
175.865
208.257
157.241
204.470
119.341
260.305
112.347
246.368
228.609
117.921
188.475
148.883
145.825
237.465
382.130
280.128
176.501
208.709
157.935
206.199
117.864
264.997
112.390
247.311
228.985
117.999
192.089
149.296
147.316
238.681
382.294
281.126
176.517
210.669
157.146
204.907
118.109
263.062
112.004
248.302
229.311
118.683
196.843
149.736
148.403
239.245
383.404
281.941
178.328
211.319
159.383
210.341
117.867
271.995
111.755
249.457
229.711
118.615
201.596
150.387
149.816
240.862
385.115
283.039
1.1
5.2
-1.3
-6.4
-1.2
-2.1
-.3
2.4
2.9
1.6
-4.8
5.8
2.1
4.0
6.4
1.5
11.1
4.0
15.6
34.1
2.2
29.1
-.2
3.7
3.4
.3
7.0
5.4
2.1
2.2
6.0
3.0
3.8
4.6
3.3
5.5
2.5
10.8
-.4
3.0
2.4
1.9
4.8
5.5
4.4
3.8
4.2
2.9
5.7
6.0
5.6
12.0
-4.8
19.2
-2.1
5.1
1.9
2.4
30.9
4.1
11.4
5.8
3.2
4.2
6.0
4.6
6.8
12.1
.5
12.4
-.2
3.0
3.2
.9
.9
5.6
2.1
3.1
6.2
2.3
4.8
5.3
4.4
8.7
-1.3
14.9
-1.3
4.1
2.2
2.1
17.1
4.8
7.8
4.8
3.7
3.6
208.176
200.052
201.898
159.239
205.143
254.991
207.202
235.467
236.298
230.458
206.471
206.548
141.277
281.012
252.625
208.987
200.946
202.668
159.909
206.776
259.253
208.560
237.009
237.254
234.853
206.792
206.833
141.117
286.354
253.254
209.197
201.457
203.139
159.167
205.613
257.678
208.946
238.684
238.224
234.484
207.378
207.131
141.088
281.575
253.802
210.840
203.388
204.658
161.360
210.849
265.929
212.335
240.775
239.416
244.995
207.772
207.468
140.914
297.683
254.534
1.2
1.4
1.6
-1.1
-5.8
-1.6
-1.0
2.4
2.5
-6.3
2.9
2.4
1.0
-7.2
3.1
7.5
8.6
7.0
15.1
31.9
26.7
18.4
3.2
3.0
45.4
2.7
2.4
.3
77.0
3.4
3.1
3.8
3.3
3.3
5.6
10.4
4.8
3.5
2.8
7.7
2.8
2.4
1.4
9.2
2.9
5.2
6.8
5.6
5.4
11.6
18.3
10.3
9.3
5.4
27.7
2.5
1.8
-1.0
25.9
3.1
4.3
4.9
4.3
6.7
11.4
11.6
8.3
2.8
2.7
16.7
2.8
2.4
.6
28.1
3.2
4.2
5.3
4.4
4.4
8.6
14.3
7.5
6.4
4.1
17.3
2.7
2.1
.2
17.3
3.0
Expenditure category
Commodity and service group
Commodities .......................................................................
Food and beverages .........................................................
Commodities less food and beverages .............................
Nondurables less food and beverages ...........................
Apparel ..........................................................................
Nondurables less food, beverages, and apparel ..........
Durables ..........................................................................
Services ..............................................................................
Rent of shelter 4 ................................................................
Tenants’ and household insurance 1 2 .............................
Gas (piped) and electricity 3 .............................................
Water and sewer and trash collection services 2 ..............
Household operations 1 2 .................................................
Transportation services .....................................................
Medical care services .......................................................
Other services ...................................................................
Special indexes
All items less food ...............................................................
All items less shelter ...........................................................
All items less medical care ..................................................
Commodities less food ........................................................
Nondurables less food ........................................................
Nondurables less food and apparel ....................................
Nondurables ........................................................................
Services less rent of shelter 4 .............................................
Services less medical care services ...................................
Energy .................................................................................
All items less energy ...........................................................
All items less food and energy ..........................................
Commodities less food and energy commodities ...........
Energy commodities .....................................................
Services less energy services .........................................
1 Not seasonally adjusted.
2 Indexes on a December 1997=100 base.
3 This index series was calculated using a Laspeyres estimator. All other
4 Indexes on a December 1984=100 base
5 Indexes on a December 1988=100 base.
6 Indexes on a December 2007=100 base.
item stratum index series were calculated using a geometric means estimator.
NOTE: Index applies to a month as a whole, not to any specific date.
28
CPI Detailed Report-May 2008
Table 8. Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W): U.S. city average, detailed expenditure
categories
(1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
Item and Group
Relative
importance,
December
2007
Unadjusted
indexes
Apr.
2008
May
2008
Unadjusted
percent change to
May 2008 from—
May
2007
Seasonally adjusted
percent change from—
Apr.
2008
Feb. to
Mar.
Mar. to
Apr.
Apr. to
May
Expenditure category
All items ........................................................................................
All items (1967=100) ....................................................................
100.000
210.698
627.606
212.788
633.830
4.5
1.0
0.4
0.2
0.7
-
-
-
-
-
-
Food and beverages ..................................................................
Food .........................................................................................
Food at home .........................................................................
Cereals and bakery products ...............................................
Cereals and cereal products ..............................................
Flour and prepared flour mixes ........................................
Breakfast cereal 1 ............................................................
Rice, pasta, cornmeal 1 ....................................................
Bakery products .................................................................
Bread 1 2 ..........................................................................
Fresh biscuits, rolls, muffins 1 2 .......................................
Cakes, cupcakes, and cookies .........................................
Other bakery products ......................................................
Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs ..............................................
Meats, poultry, and fish ......................................................
Meats ...............................................................................
Beef and veal 1 ..............................................................
Uncooked ground beef 1 ..............................................
Uncooked beef roasts 1 2 .............................................
Uncooked beef steaks 1 2 ............................................
Uncooked other beef and veal 1 2 ................................
Pork ................................................................................
Bacon, breakfast sausage, and related products 2 ......
Ham ..............................................................................
Pork chops ...................................................................
Other pork including roasts and picnics 2 ....................
Other meats ...................................................................
Poultry 1 ...........................................................................
Chicken 1 2 .....................................................................
Other poultry including turkey 2 ......................................
Fish and seafood 1 ...........................................................
Fresh fish and seafood 1 2 .............................................
Processed fish and seafood 2 ........................................
Eggs ...................................................................................
Dairy and related products ...................................................
Milk 1 2 ...............................................................................
Cheese and related products 1 ..........................................
Ice cream and related products ..........................................
Other dairy and related products 2 .....................................
Fruits and vegetables ...........................................................
Fresh fruits and vegetables ................................................
Fresh fruits .......................................................................
Apples ............................................................................
Bananas .........................................................................
Citrus fruits 2 ..................................................................
Other fresh fruits 2 ..........................................................
Fresh vegetables ..............................................................
Potatoes .........................................................................
Lettuce 1 .........................................................................
Tomatoes .......................................................................
Other fresh vegetables ...................................................
Processed fruits and vegetables 2 .....................................
Canned fruits and vegetables 2 ........................................
Frozen fruits and vegetables 2 .........................................
Other processed fruits and vegetables including dried 2
15.926
14.901
8.595
1.110
.375
.041
.214
.121
.736
.229
.100
.195
.211
2.192
2.048
1.350
.656
.272
.101
.222
.061
.411
.142
.082
.085
.102
.283
.391
.326
.066
.307
.168
.139
.144
.965
.381
.279
.143
.162
1.218
.947
.480
.083
.075
.089
.232
.466
.074
.061
.109
.222
.271
.136
.083
.052
210.559
210.252
209.657
240.663
208.813
223.358
209.562
206.018
258.291
158.582
150.858
234.041
236.734
200.285
198.412
196.159
213.205
189.630
150.399
151.269
150.042
179.630
126.256
181.485
166.552
111.179
187.418
197.338
128.770
120.867
229.334
136.688
118.050
233.698
207.135
147.478
205.107
191.772
141.452
270.169
319.017
339.295
318.632
215.663
195.650
119.475
298.291
292.203
268.381
329.323
302.601
134.275
134.866
131.998
134.762
211.438
211.200
210.624
244.648
213.046
230.638
211.654
212.674
262.079
161.667
151.549
237.095
240.440
200.501
199.617
197.045
216.212
189.730
154.369
154.560
154.261
180.630
125.784
179.498
172.209
112.140
183.854
199.285
129.608
123.970
231.159
137.870
118.891
217.079
207.088
146.352
208.028
191.095
140.702
274.136
323.672
349.420
328.245
214.461
199.180
125.476
297.824
294.223
260.372
317.703
307.844
136.288
136.875
133.320
137.864
4.9
5.1
5.7
10.6
9.5
20.8
3.6
16.3
11.1
15.8
11.4
8.3
8.5
2.6
2.0
.6
1.5
2.8
-.5
-.2
6.4
-.6
-2.3
1.7
-1.1
.5
.2
4.8
4.5
6.4
4.6
5.0
4.3
18.3
10.8
10.2
13.9
5.4
11.4
4.4
3.2
4.3
7.0
22.4
-9.9
5.1
1.9
3.2
1.3
4.9
.5
8.4
10.3
5.4
8.4
.4
.5
.5
1.7
2.0
3.3
1.0
3.2
1.5
1.9
.5
1.3
1.6
.1
.6
.5
1.4
.1
2.6
2.2
2.8
.6
-.4
-1.1
3.4
.9
-1.9
1.0
.7
2.6
.8
.9
.7
-7.1
.0
-.8
1.4
-.4
-.5
1.5
1.5
3.0
3.0
-.6
1.8
5.0
-.2
.7
-3.0
-3.5
1.7
1.5
1.5
1.0
2.3
.2
.2
.2
1.3
2.1
2.7
2.6
-.2
1.3
2.2
1.5
1.5
-.5
.1
.1
.2
.9
.8
1.6
.4
1.2
-1.0
-1.0
-1.2
.3
-2.3
.2
.3
.4
-.6
-.7
-.4
-.2
1.1
-.9
-2.3
-.3
-.4
.4
.5
.9
-.7
1.3
8.6
.9
-5.7
2.6
-.9
-1.6
16.7
-2.1
-.9
-1.7
1.5
-1.1
.9
1.0
1.5
1.5
.4
6.2
-1.1
2.3
1.9
1.4
2.5
1.1
3.6
.9
.9
.5
-1.3
-.6
-3.8
-1.2
-.8
3.4
1.5
7.2
.8
4.3
.5
.6
.5
1.2
2.9
2.3
1.8
1.0
1.2
1.0
-.2
1.3
2.4
1.9
1.5
3.3
1.0
6.1
1.1
4.7
-.4
3.5
-.8
-3.7
.8
3.4
4.1
1.5
2.5
.3
.3
.2
1.5
1.6
.6
1.0
3.2
1.7
1.9
.5
1.3
1.7
.2
.5
.2
1.4
.1
2.6
2.2
2.8
-.3
-.9
-3.0
2.2
1.4
-1.6
1.0
.7
2.3
.8
.9
.0
-4.1
-.2
-.8
1.4
.2
-1.9
.0
.0
-.6
1.0
.6
-1.6
-.6
.6
-1.4
-3.0
-4.9
3.7
.3
-.1
.7
1.8
See footnotes at end of table.
29
CPI Detailed Report-May 2008
Table 8. Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W): U.S. city average, detailed expenditure
categories -Continued
(1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
Item and Group
Relative
importance,
December
2007
Unadjusted
indexes
Apr.
2008
May
2008
Unadjusted
percent change to
May 2008 from—
May
2007
Apr.
2008
Seasonally adjusted
percent change from—
Feb. to
Mar.
Mar. to
Apr.
Apr. to
May
Expenditure category
Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials ................
Juices and nonalcoholic drinks 2 ........................................
Carbonated drinks ............................................................
Frozen noncarbonated juices and drinks 1 2 ....................
Nonfrozen noncarbonated juices and drinks 1 2 ..............
Beverage materials including coffee and tea 2 ..................
Coffee ...............................................................................
Other beverage materials including tea 2 .........................
Other food at home ..............................................................
Sugar and sweets ..............................................................
Sugar and artificial sweeteners ........................................
Candy and chewing gum 1 2 ............................................
Other sweets 2 .................................................................
Fats and oils .......................................................................
Butter and margarine 2 .....................................................
Salad dressing 2 ...............................................................
Other fats and oils including peanut butter 2 ....................
Other foods ........................................................................
Soups ...............................................................................
Frozen and freeze dried prepared foods ..........................
Snacks 1 ...........................................................................
Spices, seasonings, condiments, sauces ........................
Baby food 1 2 ....................................................................
Other miscellaneous foods 1 2 .........................................
Food away from home 1 .........................................................
Full service meals and snacks 1 2 ........................................
Limited service meals and snacks 1 2 ..................................
Food at employee sites and schools 2 .................................
Food from vending machines and mobile vendors 1 2 .........
Other food away from home 1 2 ...........................................
Alcoholic beverages .................................................................
Alcoholic beverages at home .................................................
Beer, ale, and other malt beverages at home ......................
Distilled spirits at home ........................................................
Wine at home .......................................................................
Alcoholic beverages away from home ...................................
1.094
.751
.386
.016
.349
.343
.109
.234
2.016
.279
.058
.166
.055
.232
.057
.066
.109
1.504
.092
.328
.293
.253
.101
.438
6.305
2.645
2.880
.329
.233
.218
1.025
.584
.405
.057
.122
.441
158.799
123.632
148.300
147.917
117.419
111.697
187.833
120.868
181.215
183.725
168.697
121.288
132.843
191.560
148.979
115.432
141.814
196.106
227.342
159.755
193.730
205.699
138.424
118.751
212.794
134.027
134.725
129.525
122.179
147.335
213.633
186.581
191.175
182.931
164.779
274.609
157.285
121.895
144.481
147.333
117.288
111.760
189.531
120.416
182.241
184.127
169.257
121.339
133.679
194.228
153.540
111.734
146.172
197.081
232.137
158.407
196.993
206.652
138.852
119.248
213.723
134.450
135.437
129.634
123.180
148.517
213.486
185.758
189.532
183.826
165.634
275.781
3.4
3.2
2.6
7.8
3.9
3.7
7.9
1.7
5.9
5.8
.8
6.8
7.6
12.7
12.2
.5
20.6
4.8
4.3
3.7
7.8
4.6
6.4
3.7
4.2
4.2
4.4
3.0
5.0
3.8
3.3
2.8
2.6
2.4
4.3
4.4
-1.0
-1.4
-2.6
-.4
-.1
.1
.9
-.4
.6
.2
.3
.0
.6
1.4
3.1
-3.2
3.1
.5
2.1
-.8
1.7
.5
.3
.4
.4
.3
.5
.1
.8
.8
-.1
-.4
-.9
.5
.5
.4
0.1
-.8
-1.4
-1.4
.0
1.6
1.9
1.2
.0
.9
-1.1
1.1
2.9
-.8
-2.1
-2.1
1.6
.0
-.2
1.1
.1
.6
.9
-.9
.3
.3
.4
.7
.0
.2
-.2
-.5
-.6
-.6
-.3
.4
1.6
2.1
2.1
1.9
1.0
.8
3.1
-.4
1.9
1.2
2.5
1.6
.7
5.4
7.8
1.6
6.1
1.5
1.3
1.8
2.4
2.7
.7
.8
.3
.3
.3
.1
.7
.1
.5
.5
.1
1.6
1.2
.5
-1.0
-1.5
-2.3
-.4
-.1
.1
.9
-.1
.6
.4
-.6
.0
-.9
.5
.5
-2.6
2.8
.6
.4
-.2
1.7
.1
.3
.4
.4
.3
.5
.2
.8
.8
.1
-.2
-.6
.6
.9
.3
Housing ......................................................................................
Shelter ......................................................................................
Rent of primary residence 3 ...................................................
Lodging away from home 2 ....................................................
Housing at school, excluding board 3 4 ................................
Other lodging away from home including hotels and motels
Owners’ equivalent rent of primary residence 3 4 ..................
Tenants’ and household insurance 1 2 ...................................
Fuels and utilities .....................................................................
Household energy ..................................................................
Fuel oil and other fuels .........................................................
Fuel oil ................................................................................
Propane, kerosene, and firewood 5 ...................................
Gas (piped) and electricity 3 .................................................
Electricity 3 .........................................................................
Utility (piped) gas service 3 ................................................
Water and sewer and trash collection services 2 ...................
Water and sewerage maintenance 3 ....................................
Garbage and trash collection 1 6 ..........................................
Household furnishings and operations .....................................
Window and floor coverings and other linens 2 ......................
Floor coverings 1 2 ...............................................................
Window coverings 2 .............................................................
Other linens 1 2 ....................................................................
Furniture and bedding 1 .........................................................
Bedroom furniture 1 ..............................................................
Living room, kitchen, and dining room furniture 1 2 ..............
Other furniture 2 ...................................................................
39.994
30.397
7.979
1.233
.111
1.123
20.888
.297
5.637
4.670
.323
.196
.128
4.347
3.179
1.168
.966
.719
.247
3.960
.297
.053
.063
.181
.993
.384
.455
.143
210.161
238.261
240.507
145.936
388.602
305.402
227.893
118.683
210.912
190.657
339.009
382.698
342.038
192.434
176.116
245.704
149.751
320.805
359.294
123.108
79.332
115.527
89.674
67.114
121.135
140.549
89.678
89.281
211.191
238.353
240.818
144.979
389.084
303.188
228.007
118.615
217.388
197.554
358.947
414.390
347.812
199.045
180.422
260.240
150.237
321.692
360.958
123.287
80.465
116.096
90.136
68.476
119.967
140.211
88.378
88.038
3.5
2.7
3.5
.8
4.7
.9
2.6
1.5
10.3
11.4
48.9
64.8
24.2
8.7
5.5
17.4
5.2
5.2
5.3
.4
-2.8
-.3
.7
-4.8
-2.3
-1.2
-2.7
-3.0
.5
.0
.1
-.7
.1
-.7
.1
-.1
3.1
3.6
5.9
8.3
1.7
3.4
2.4
5.9
.3
.3
.5
.1
1.4
.5
.5
2.0
-1.0
-.2
-1.4
-1.4
.5
.2
.2
-.7
.5
-.8
.2
.1
1.9
2.3
7.0
10.0
2.1
1.9
.8
5.0
.3
.3
.1
.5
-1.2
.3
-2.1
-1.4
1.4
-.7
1.9
5.6
.4
.2
.3
-1.0
.4
-1.2
.2
.6
2.2
2.5
3.4
4.2
1.7
2.5
1.6
4.9
.3
.3
.3
.0
-1.2
-1.9
-.9
-.4
-1.2
-.4
-1.6
-2.9
.5
.2
.2
1.2
.3
1.3
.1
-.1
2.4
2.8
7.6
10.7
2.8
2.4
.9
6.2
.4
.4
.5
.1
1.7
.5
.5
2.0
-1.0
-.2
-1.4
-1.2
See footnotes at end of table.
30
CPI Detailed Report-May 2008
Table 8. Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W): U.S. city average, detailed expenditure
categories -Continued
(1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
Item and Group
Relative
importance,
December
2007
Unadjusted
indexes
Apr.
2008
May
2008
Unadjusted
percent change to
May 2008 from—
May
2007
Apr.
2008
Seasonally adjusted
percent change from—
Feb. to
Mar.
Mar. to
Apr.
Apr. to
May
0.6
.6
.6
-.3
.2
.8
1.2
.0
.1
-.2
.1
.3
.6
.2
.1
1.0
.2
1.1
1.2
.6
Expenditure category
Appliances 1 2 ........................................................................
Major appliances 1 2 .............................................................
Other appliances 1 2 .............................................................
Other household equipment and furnishings 2 .......................
Clocks, lamps, and decorator items 1 ..................................
Indoor plants and flowers 7 ..................................................
Dishes and flatware 1 2 ........................................................
Nonelectric cookware and tableware 2 ................................
Tools, hardware, outdoor equipment and supplies 2 .............
Tools, hardware and supplies 1 2 .........................................
Outdoor equipment and supplies 2 ......................................
Housekeeping supplies 1 .......................................................
Household cleaning products 1 2 .........................................
Household paper products 1 2 ..............................................
Miscellaneous household products 1 2 .................................
Household operations 1 2 .......................................................
Domestic services 1 2 ...........................................................
Gardening and lawncare services 1 2 ..................................
Moving, storage, freight expense 2 ......................................
Repair of household items 1 2 ..............................................
.331
.212
.114
.435
.232
.078
.048
.077
.661
.240
.284
.905
.391
.241
.273
.339
.070
.103
.062
.065
89.591
101.242
74.403
77.295
68.405
132.067
74.806
96.774
93.874
100.277
88.367
175.533
115.353
144.140
114.837
148.403
140.688
149.931
130.553
173.887
90.134
101.834
74.884
77.719
68.557
134.219
75.689
96.795
93.938
100.072
88.664
176.125
116.039
144.452
114.926
149.816
140.935
151.519
132.924
174.998
-0.6
.4
-2.2
-.2
-3.6
6.2
2.0
1.5
-.9
.7
-2.2
4.1
3.5
8.2
1.6
4.9
3.1
6.1
2.6
7.0
0.6
.6
.6
.5
.2
1.6
1.2
.0
.1
-.2
.3
.3
.6
.2
.1
1.0
.2
1.1
1.8
.6
-0.2
-.1
-.5
-.1
-1.1
.8
-.6
.8
.4
.5
.3
.7
.9
1.3
.1
1.0
.1
.1
-.2
0.1
.5
-.6
.4
1.1
-.2
-1.4
-1.6
.5
1.0
.0
.6
.7
1.1
.2
.7
.0
.6
.6
1.7
Apparel .......................................................................................
Men’s and boys’ apparel ..........................................................
Men’s apparel .........................................................................
Men’s suits, sport coats, and outerwear ...............................
Men’s furnishings .................................................................
Men’s shirts and sweaters 2 .................................................
Men’s pants and shorts ........................................................
Boys’ apparel .........................................................................
Women’s and girls’ apparel ......................................................
Women’s apparel ...................................................................
Women’s outerwear .............................................................
Women’s dresses .................................................................
Women’s suits and separates 2 ...........................................
Women’s underwear, nightwear, sportswear and
accessories 2 ...............................................................
Girls’ apparel ..........................................................................
Footwear ..................................................................................
Men’s footwear 1 ....................................................................
Boys’ and girls’ footwear ........................................................
Women’s footwear .................................................................
Infants’ and toddlers’ apparel ...................................................
Jewelry and watches 5 .............................................................
Watches 5 ..............................................................................
Jewelry 5 ................................................................................
3.998
1.031
.790
.118
.186
.248
.227
.241
1.619
1.306
.109
.125
.714
121.855
117.136
122.989
124.017
139.657
85.116
113.902
99.557
110.971
113.413
94.462
117.189
90.770
120.407
116.621
122.845
124.024
141.915
84.392
112.884
98.039
108.594
111.009
90.649
108.236
88.762
-.4
2.3
1.8
2.4
1.5
-1.0
4.5
3.3
-5.0
-4.3
-7.9
-5.0
-5.7
-1.2
-.4
-.1
.0
1.6
-.9
-.9
-1.5
-2.1
-2.1
-4.0
-7.6
-2.2
-1.2
-.7
-.1
.2
1.8
-3.2
2.2
-2.1
-2.5
-2.4
-8.8
-8.9
-1.7
.2
.1
.7
.8
.2
1.8
-.8
-.7
-.4
-.6
3.4
2.9
-1.9
-.2
.2
.2
.3
1.0
.1
-.4
-.7
-.3
-.4
-1.6
-7.1
.4
.345
.313
.821
.291
.188
.342
.251
.276
.040
.236
94.881
101.174
126.150
121.806
131.115
125.792
119.200
146.229
110.653
156.425
95.355
98.907
125.335
122.365
128.184
124.908
117.213
146.545
110.117
156.935
-2.3
-8.1
1.9
2.7
4.1
.0
1.4
8.8
-1.6
10.8
.5
-2.2
-.6
.5
-2.2
-.7
-1.7
.2
-.5
.3
.0
-3.1
.1
.4
.4
-.3
-1.6
.5
-.2
.8
-.2
.5
.7
1.8
.8
.1
.6
1.9
.8
2.1
.5
.0
-.2
.5
-2.5
.7
-.8
-.6
-.4
-.7
Transportation ............................................................................
Private transportation ...............................................................
New and used motor vehicles 2 .............................................
New vehicles ........................................................................
Used cars and trucks 1 .........................................................
Leased cars and trucks 8 .....................................................
Car and truck rental 2 ...........................................................
Motor fuel ...............................................................................
Gasoline (all types) ..............................................................
Gasoline, unleaded regular 9 .............................................
Gasoline, unleaded midgrade 9 10 .....................................
Gasoline, unleaded premium 9 ..........................................
Other motor fuels 1 2 ............................................................
Motor vehicle parts and equipment 1 .....................................
Tires 1 ..................................................................................
Vehicle accessories other than tires 1 2 ...............................
Motor vehicle maintenance and repair ...................................
Motor vehicle body work 1 ....................................................
Motor vehicle maintenance and servicing 1 .........................
Motor vehicle repair 2 ...........................................................
20.054
19.287
7.952
4.172
3.103
.490
.060
6.940
6.597
199.556
196.641
93.158
136.456
137.616
91.415
114.662
295.618
293.349
293.562
299.310
280.478
300.288
126.032
113.568
135.387
232.983
235.766
212.190
142.099
206.757
203.781
92.850
135.933
137.145
91.637
113.889
323.495
321.291
321.966
327.371
305.439
323.439
126.742
114.470
135.796
234.221
236.626
212.991
143.037
8.7
8.6
-.2
-1.2
1.3
.3
8.3
21.3
20.8
20.6
21.5
21.0
51.0
5.0
3.7
6.4
4.3
2.3
4.4
4.4
3.6
3.6
-.3
-.4
-.3
.2
-.7
9.4
9.5
9.7
9.4
8.9
7.7
.6
.8
.3
.5
.4
.4
.7
.7
.7
-.1
-.1
.0
-.4
.9
1.7
1.4
1.3
1.4
1.5
13.0
.9
.9
.8
.5
.0
.9
.4
-.7
-.7
-.2
-.1
-.3
-.3
1.3
-1.9
-2.0
-2.0
-2.1
-1.9
5.7
-.2
-.4
-.1
.4
.0
.4
.3
2.1
2.1
-.2
-.1
-.3
.1
2.1
5.6
5.7
5.6
6.1
5.7
7.7
.6
.8
.3
.5
.4
.4
.5
-
.344
.446
.238
.208
1.169
.069
.442
.633
-
See footnotes at end of table.
31
CPI Detailed Report-May 2008
Table 8. Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W): U.S. city average, detailed expenditure
categories -Continued
(1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
Item and Group
Relative
importance,
December
2007
Unadjusted
indexes
Apr.
2008
May
2008
Unadjusted
percent change to
May 2008 from—
May
2007
Apr.
2008
Seasonally adjusted
percent change from—
Feb. to
Mar.
Mar. to
Apr.
Apr. to
May
Expenditure category
Motor vehicle insurance .........................................................
Motor vehicle fees 1 2 .............................................................
State and local registration and license 1 2 3 .......................
Parking and other fees 1 2 ....................................................
Public transportation ................................................................
Airline fare ..............................................................................
Other intercity transportation 1 ...............................................
Intracity transportation 1 .........................................................
2.340
.440
.297
.134
.767
.483
.097
.181
339.024
145.515
142.399
152.358
241.966
271.903
153.374
234.521
339.824
145.712
142.797
152.094
249.310
283.948
154.428
235.365
2.7
3.3
2.2
5.8
9.8
14.2
.6
3.9
0.2
.1
.3
-.2
3.0
4.4
.7
.4
0.1
.4
-.1
1.4
2.4
2.9
1.0
1.1
0.4
.4
.0
1.3
-.3
-.6
-1.2
.2
0.3
.1
.3
-.2
2.4
3.5
.7
.4
Medical care ...............................................................................
Medical care commodities ........................................................
Prescription drugs ..................................................................
Nonprescription drugs and medical supplies 1 5 ....................
Internal and respiratory over-the-counter drugs 1 ................
Nonprescription medical equipment and supplies 1 .............
Medical care services ...............................................................
Professional services .............................................................
Physicians’ services 3 ..........................................................
Dental services 3 ..................................................................
Eyeglasses and eye care 1 5 ................................................
Services by other medical professionals 3 5 ........................
Hospital and related services 3 ..............................................
Hospital services 3 11 ...........................................................
Inpatient hospital services 3 9 11 ........................................
Outpatient hospital services 1 3 5 9 ....................................
Nursing homes and adult day services 3 11 .........................
Care of invalids and elderly at home 1 12 .............................
Health insurance 1 13 .............................................................
5.192
1.295
.998
.297
.211
.086
3.897
2.159
1.123
.614
.195
.228
1.260
1.184
.064
.011
.477
363.356
288.796
377.462
156.632
187.113
185.607
384.753
311.757
310.706
375.479
177.503
208.115
526.495
195.112
188.144
453.164
176.184
106.476
116.493
363.462
286.825
374.820
155.656
186.261
183.674
385.769
313.294
312.736
376.497
177.657
209.489
527.230
195.390
188.088
455.453
176.356
106.571
115.970
4.2
1.9
2.3
.7
.9
.6
4.9
3.7
2.9
5.9
2.4
4.1
7.9
8.1
7.8
8.6
3.6
2.4
2.3
.0
-.7
-.7
-.6
-.5
-1.0
.3
.5
.7
.3
.1
.7
.1
.1
.0
.5
.1
.1
-.4
.1
.3
.3
.7
1.1
-.2
.0
.1
.1
.2
.4
.0
.2
.2
.0
.1
.4
.0
-.3
.2
-.2
-.3
.3
.3
.1
.3
.2
.1
.1
.6
.4
.6
.7
.8
.1
.0
-.1
-.4
.1
-.8
-.7
-.6
-.5
-1.0
.4
.6
.8
.3
.1
.7
.4
.5
.3
.5
.3
.1
-.4
Recreation 2 ...............................................................................
Video and audio 2 ....................................................................
Televisions .............................................................................
Cable and satellite television and radio service 6 ..................
Other video equipment 2 ........................................................
Video cassettes, discs, and other media including rental 1 2
Audio equipment 1 .................................................................
Audio discs, tapes and other media 1 2 ..................................
Pets, pet products and services 2 ............................................
Pets and pet products ............................................................
Pet services including veterinary 2 .........................................
Sporting goods 1 ......................................................................
Sports vehicles including bicycles ..........................................
Sports equipment 1 ................................................................
Photography 1 2 .......................................................................
Photographic equipment and supplies 1 ................................
Photographers and film processing 1 2 ..................................
Other recreational goods 2 .......................................................
Toys 1 .....................................................................................
Sewing machines, fabric and supplies 2 ................................
Music instruments and accessories 1 2 ..................................
Recreation services 2 ...............................................................
Club dues and fees for participant sports and group
exercises 2 .....................................................................
Admissions .............................................................................
Fees for lessons or instructions 5 ...........................................
Recreational reading materials 1 ..............................................
Newspapers and magazines 1 2 ............................................
Recreational books 1 2 ...........................................................
5.341
1.987
.145
1.317
.038
.199
.101
.094
.708
.469
.239
.627
.320
.293
.145
.065
.079
.408
.301
.053
.036
1.279
109.775
103.414
14.881
362.936
20.742
78.431
48.992
103.956
138.967
177.097
173.775
115.644
136.933
93.425
81.329
76.748
106.730
61.653
69.458
87.321
98.098
143.206
109.876
102.958
14.490
362.417
20.531
78.120
49.098
101.865
139.895
178.136
175.217
116.265
137.492
94.028
81.833
77.115
107.518
61.520
69.215
87.546
98.338
143.898
.9
-.2
-16.4
2.2
-12.8
.9
-5.6
-2.8
7.3
8.0
5.9
-1.6
-2.5
-.6
-1.5
-6.4
2.7
-3.8
-5.0
-.9
1.9
1.8
.1
-.4
-2.6
-.1
-1.0
-.4
.2
-2.0
.7
.6
.8
.5
.4
.6
.6
.5
.7
-.2
-.3
.3
.2
.5
.3
.2
-1.5
.7
.2
.7
-1.7
.2
1.2
1.7
.4
.1
-.5
.8
-1.0
-2.0
-.1
-.2
-.1
-.7
.4
.3
-.2
-.3
-1.1
-.2
-2.1
.1
-1.9
-1.7
.3
.3
.4
.4
-.7
.9
-.5
-1.1
.0
-.7
-.9
-.5
.5
-.2
.0
-.5
-1.9
-.1
-1.4
-.4
.2
-2.0
.5
.3
.9
.5
.4
.6
.6
.5
.7
-.4
-.3
-1.0
.2
.5
.340
.567
.141
.187
.106
.081
125.208
306.750
252.694
212.115
123.671
104.877
125.907
307.642
254.882
211.269
123.177
104.460
1.4
1.4
4.0
1.4
1.5
1.3
.6
.3
.9
-.4
-.4
-.4
.0
.5
.4
.0
.0
-.2
.6
-.7
-.2
.2
.4
.1
.7
.4
.7
-.4
-.4
-.4
Education and communication 2 ................................................
Education 2 ..............................................................................
Educational books and supplies .............................................
Tuition, other school fees, and childcare ................................
College tuition and fees ........................................................
Elementary and high school tuition and fees .......................
Child care and nursery school 7 ...........................................
5.987
2.377
.204
2.174
.966
.263
.803
118.462
175.545
444.594
494.711
562.007
554.931
220.132
118.737
175.791
445.394
495.384
562.945
555.658
220.240
2.5
5.5
6.6
5.4
6.4
5.3
4.0
.2
.1
.2
.1
.2
.1
.0
.2
.4
.1
.4
.5
.5
.3
.4
.6
.9
.6
1.0
.5
.2
.3
.4
.6
.4
.4
.4
.4
-
See footnotes at end of table.
32
CPI Detailed Report-May 2008
Table 8. Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W): U.S. city average, detailed expenditure
categories -Continued
(1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
Item and Group
Relative
importance,
December
2007
Unadjusted
percent change to
May 2008 from—
Unadjusted
indexes
Apr.
2008
May
2008
May
2007
Apr.
2008
Seasonally adjusted
percent change from—
Feb. to
Mar.
Mar. to
Apr.
Apr. to
May
Expenditure category
Technical and business school tuition and fees 2 ................
Communication 2 .....................................................................
Postage and delivery services 2 .............................................
Postage 1 .............................................................................
Delivery services 2 ...............................................................
Information and information processing 1 2 ............................
Telephone services 1 2 .........................................................
Land-line telephone services, local charges 1 3 .................
Land-line telephone services, long distance charges 1 2 ...
Wireless telephone services 1 2 .........................................
Information technology, hardware and services 1 14 .............
Personal computers and peripheral equipment 1 12 ............
Computer software and accessories 1 2 ..............................
Internet services and electronic information providers 1 2 ...
Telephone hardware, calculators, and other consumer
information items 1 2 ....................................................
.049
3.609
.121
.114
.008
3.488
2.869
.896
.607
1.365
.619
.228
.035
.287
186.953
86.244
132.625
209.745
202.382
84.320
99.566
228.630
72.064
65.257
10.671
98.820
49.590
73.378
188.768
86.496
135.526
214.167
209.100
84.511
99.939
229.350
73.006
65.257
10.621
97.010
49.573
73.616
6.1
.4
4.4
3.7
14.8
.2
1.3
3.8
1.3
-.4
-5.5
-12.8
-4.4
-1.0
1.0
.3
2.2
2.1
3.3
.2
.4
.3
1.3
.0
-.5
-1.8
.0
.3
0.2
.1
.0
.0
.0
.1
.2
.4
.2
.0
-.1
-.3
-.8
-.2
1.0
.3
.1
.0
1.2
.3
.5
.9
.3
.3
-.7
-1.4
.4
-.3
0.8
.3
2.2
2.1
3.5
.2
.4
.3
1.3
.0
-.5
-1.8
.0
.3
.062
40.838
41.068
-.3
.6
1.7
-.6
.6
Other goods and services ..........................................................
Tobacco and smoking products 1 ............................................
Cigarettes 1 2 .........................................................................
Tobacco products other than cigarettes 1 2 ...........................
Personal care ...........................................................................
Personal care products 1 .......................................................
Hair, dental, shaving, and miscellaneous personal care
products 1 2 ..................................................................
Cosmetics, perfume, bath, nail preparations and
implements 1 ................................................................
Personal care services 1 ........................................................
Haircuts and other personal care services 1 2 .....................
Miscellaneous personal services ...........................................
Legal services 5 ...................................................................
Funeral expenses 5 ..............................................................
Laundry and dry cleaning services 1 2 .................................
Apparel services other than laundry and dry cleaning 1 2 ....
Financial services 1 5 ...........................................................
Miscellaneous personal goods 2 ............................................
3.508
1.183
1.119
.058
2.325
.647
354.887
578.296
234.007
166.536
198.859
159.585
356.523
583.296
236.061
167.562
199.367
158.993
3.9
5.9
5.9
5.2
3.0
.3
.5
.9
.9
.6
.3
-.4
.4
-.1
-.2
1.4
.6
.5
.4
.2
.2
.5
.6
.5
.5
.9
.9
.6
.2
-.4
.340
105.058
104.367
.5
-.7
.4
.9
-.7
.302
.560
.560
.910
.230
.100
.255
.022
.156
.207
178.431
223.088
135.973
338.851
271.209
271.201
133.322
145.079
282.965
89.515
178.343
223.922
136.481
341.212
273.860
272.427
134.585
146.055
283.157
89.448
.0
3.4
3.4
4.8
4.7
5.3
4.4
6.0
5.2
2.3
.0
.4
.4
.7
1.0
.5
.9
.7
.1
-.1
.7
.8
.8
.3
.1
.5
.4
.4
.8
1.3
.1
.0
.0
.7
.5
.8
.8
.8
.7
.8
.0
.4
.4
.6
.8
.4
.9
.7
.1
.0
44.745
28.819
17.315
13.318
11.504
55.255
30.100
5.266
10.042
85.099
69.603
94.808
29.844
18.341
14.343
33.241
178.900
160.488
210.558
270.496
112.171
248.045
229.719
239.044
281.829
210.583
202.931
204.290
162.455
211.005
264.488
211.757
181.837
164.188
218.794
285.024
111.845
249.175
229.810
240.728
282.720
212.870
205.774
206.423
166.070
218.809
277.717
216.582
5.6
6.0
10.4
13.7
-.7
3.5
2.7
4.0
2.9
4.4
5.3
4.5
5.9
10.0
12.9
7.9
1.6
2.3
3.9
5.4
-.3
.5
.0
.7
.3
1.1
1.4
1.0
2.2
3.7
5.0
2.3
.4
.4
.8
1.8
.0
.4
.2
.5
.4
.4
.4
.4
.4
.8
1.7
.7
.0
-.5
-.6
-.7
-.3
.4
.1
.2
.3
.1
.3
.2
-.5
-.6
-.6
.2
1.0
1.4
2.7
3.4
-.2
.5
.2
.7
.4
.8
1.0
.7
1.4
2.5
3.2
1.6
Special aggregate indexes
Commodities ................................................................................
Commodities less food and beverages ......................................
Nondurables less food and beverages .....................................
Nondurables less food, beverages, and apparel ....................
Durables ...................................................................................
Services .......................................................................................
Rent of shelter 4 ...........................................................................
Transportation services ................................................................
Other services ..............................................................................
All items less food ........................................................................
All items less shelter ....................................................................
All items less medical care ...........................................................
Commodities less food .................................................................
Nondurables less food .................................................................
Nondurables less food and apparel .............................................
Nondurables .................................................................................
See footnotes at end of table.
33
CPI Detailed Report-May 2008
Table 8. Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W): U.S. city average, detailed expenditure
categories -Continued
(1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
Item and Group
Relative
importance,
December
2007
Unadjusted
indexes
Apr.
2008
May
2008
116.328
237.922
238.048
241.518
207.812
207.687
142.040
298.852
254.031
214.974
195.050
$ .475
$ .159
114.781
240.181
239.167
258.903
208.021
207.747
141.558
326.565
254.517
216.435
198.612
$ .470
$ .158
Unadjusted
percent change to
May 2008 from—
May
2007
Seasonally adjusted
percent change from—
Apr.
2008
Feb. to
Mar.
Mar. to
Apr.
Apr. to
May
Special aggregate indexes
Apparel less footwear ...................................................................
Services less rent of shelter 4 ......................................................
Services less medical care services ............................................
Energy ..........................................................................................
All items less energy ....................................................................
All items less food and energy ...................................................
Commodities less food and energy commodities .....................
Energy commodities ...............................................................
Services less energy services ..................................................
Domestically produced farm food 1 ..............................................
Utilities and public transportation .................................................
Purchasing power of the consumer dollar (1982-84=$1.00) ........
Purchasing power of the consumer dollar (1967=$1.00) .............
3.177
25.155
51.358
11.610
88.390
73.489
22.581
7.264
50.908
7.119
10.267
-
1 Not seasonally adjusted.
2 Indexes on a December 1997=100 base.
3 This index series was calculated using a Laspeyres estimator. All other
-1.1
4.6
3.4
17.5
2.7
2.3
.4
22.6
3.1
5.9
5.6
-1.3
.9
.5
7.2
.1
.0
-.3
9.3
.2
.7
1.8
-1.6
.7
.4
1.9
.2
.1
-.1
1.9
.2
-.1
1.3
0.1
.7
.4
-.2
.3
.1
.0
-1.7
.2
1.1
1.2
-0.2
.9
.5
4.5
.2
.2
-.1
5.7
.3
.7
1.5
-
-
-
-
-
9
10
11
12
13
14
-
Special index based on a substantially smaller sample.
Indexes on a December 1993=100 base.
Indexes on a December 1996=100 base.
Indexes on a December 2007=100 base.
Indexes on a December 2005=100 base.
Indexes on a December 1988=100 base.
Data not available.
NOTE: Index applies to a month as a whole, not to any specific date.
item stratum index series were calculated using a geometric means estimator.
4 Indexes on a December 1984=100 base
5 Indexes on a December 1986=100 base.
6 Indexes on a December 1983=100 base.
7 Indexes on a December 1990=100 base.
8 Indexes on a December 2001=100 base.
34
CPI Detailed Report-May 2008
Table 9. Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W): Seasonally adjusted U.S. city average,
detailed expenditure categories
(1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
Seasonally adjusted annual rate percent
change for
Seasonally adjusted indexes
3 months ended—
Item and group
Feb.
2008
Mar.
2008
Apr.
2008
May
2008
All items ....................................................................................
208.298
209.064
209.543
Food and beverages ..............................................................
Food .....................................................................................
Food at home .....................................................................
Cereals and bakery products ...........................................
Cereals and cereal products ..........................................
Flour and prepared flour mixes ....................................
Breakfast cereal 1 .........................................................
Rice, pasta, cornmeal 1 ................................................
Bakery products .............................................................
Bread 1 2 ......................................................................
Fresh biscuits, rolls, muffins 1 2 ....................................
Cakes, cupcakes, and cookies .....................................
Other bakery products ..................................................
Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs ..........................................
Meats, poultry, and fish ..................................................
Meats ............................................................................
Beef and veal 1 ...........................................................
Uncooked ground beef 1 ..........................................
Uncooked beef roasts 1 2 .........................................
Uncooked beef steaks 1 2 ........................................
Uncooked other beef and veal 1 2 ............................
Pork ............................................................................
Bacon, breakfast sausage, and related products 2 ..
Ham ..........................................................................
Pork chops ...............................................................
Other pork including roasts and picnics 2 .................
Other meats ................................................................
Poultry 1 ........................................................................
Chicken 1 2 .................................................................
Other poultry including turkey 2 ..................................
Fish and seafood 1 .......................................................
Fresh fish and seafood 1 2 .........................................
Processed fish and seafood 2 ....................................
Eggs ...............................................................................
Dairy and related products ...............................................
Milk 1 2 ............................................................................
Cheese and related products 1 .......................................
Ice cream and related products ......................................
Other dairy and related products 2 .................................
Fruits and vegetables .......................................................
Fresh fruits and vegetables ............................................
Fresh fruits ...................................................................
Apples ........................................................................
Bananas .....................................................................
Citrus fruits 2 ...............................................................
Other fresh fruits 2 ......................................................
Fresh vegetables ..........................................................
Potatoes .....................................................................
Lettuce 1 .....................................................................
Tomatoes ...................................................................
Other fresh vegetables ...............................................
Processed fruits and vegetables 2 ..................................
Canned fruits and vegetables 2 ....................................
Frozen fruits and vegetables 2 .....................................
Other processed fruits and vegetables including dried
2 ............................................................................
208.257
207.901
206.527
233.733
203.626
206.823
206.626
201.753
249.693
153.089
144.972
228.206
229.339
198.931
197.286
195.911
214.222
189.212
153.994
152.380
149.494
178.119
126.701
176.655
166.982
109.210
186.529
195.710
127.598
120.508
224.418
134.129
116.337
228.470
206.877
149.433
206.149
190.243
138.928
265.318
313.008
335.804
319.710
184.494
202.133
120.466
289.972
290.322
275.087
293.726
302.689
132.253
133.379
128.887
208.709
208.406
206.912
236.729
207.805
212.311
211.946
201.418
252.881
156.458
147.175
231.580
228.205
199.175
197.391
196.213
216.051
190.807
156.407
153.047
151.320
176.353
125.425
174.588
167.514
106.656
186.888
196.219
128.089
119.749
222.952
133.635
116.059
231.062
205.091
145.997
205.482
189.512
139.552
266.563
315.771
333.468
323.778
200.376
204.027
113.597
297.467
287.727
270.615
342.810
296.255
131.085
131.153
130.805
132.842
131.390
6 months
ended—
Aug.
2007
Nov.
2007
Feb.
2008
May
2008
Nov.
2007
May
2008
211.044
1.8
6.9
3.4
5.4
4.4
4.4
210.669
210.420
209.945
240.305
208.613
225.541
209.562
206.018
257.624
158.582
150.858
234.059
236.356
200.888
199.070
197.151
213.205
189.630
150.399
151.269
150.042
182.286
127.246
187.177
168.787
111.210
187.893
197.338
128.770
121.217
229.334
136.688
118.105
233.371
207.558
147.478
205.107
192.056
142.870
271.663
320.437
344.465
327.033
212.514
206.256
118.967
296.209
297.863
268.381
330.065
298.544
135.493
136.535
132.727
211.319
211.101
210.454
243.972
212.008
227.000
211.654
212.674
261.925
161.667
151.549
237.211
240.459
201.242
200.008
197.636
216.212
189.730
154.369
154.560
154.261
181.773
126.159
181.476
172.501
112.767
184.798
199.285
129.608
124.027
231.159
137.870
118.049
223.770
207.156
146.352
208.028
192.365
140.199
271.784
320.362
342.481
330.240
213.892
203.020
118.301
297.913
293.633
260.372
313.809
309.671
135.854
136.385
133.591
5.2
5.3
5.5
5.1
4.0
7.8
2.4
5.4
5.6
2.3
3.4
6.7
5.9
1.7
.3
-2.5
-1.3
.2
-1.5
-5.7
13.2
-4.7
-.3
1.6
-6.3
-12.2
-2.0
11.7
11.2
7.8
-.5
.6
-1.1
32.8
36.6
53.1
32.7
2.4
25.7
-3.3
-5.8
-5.8
-4.1
5.2
-29.1
3.9
-5.7
-20.9
-6.6
10.3
-12.1
6.2
8.2
1.8
4.0
4.1
4.3
6.4
6.6
17.4
7.9
-4.6
6.1
13.8
11.1
6.8
-1.6
2.5
1.4
1.7
3.4
7.1
1.1
2.3
-4.4
-1.4
-6.8
1.3
-4.6
12.4
2.6
-1.0
2.6
-3.4
2.8
2.1
4.2
24.9
6.8
8.2
11.0
11.2
11.9
10.7
13.0
11.7
-6.5
15.4
-4.6
30.8
14.4
30.5
68.1
8.2
6.6
2.5
2.3
1.9
4.6
4.5
5.0
12.6
10.5
16.0
-5.5
47.5
12.4
24.4
12.2
3.5
10.1
1.9
.6
-.5
.2
2.9
-2.7
-2.9
4.4
-4.1
-.4
-6.5
-6.0
-9.0
4.0
1.5
-2.0
9.6
4.2
5.9
8.3
28.4
2.6
-3.3
10.4
3.8
5.7
.7
-3.2
4.0
28.6
2.4
-4.0
-3.3
-10.3
5.1
-16.4
-22.1
-.4
14.2
22.4
3.0
6.0
6.3
7.8
18.7
17.5
45.1
10.1
23.5
21.1
24.4
19.4
16.7
20.9
4.7
5.6
3.6
3.8
1.1
1.0
5.8
13.4
8.5
-1.7
11.4
13.9
13.7
-3.7
7.5
6.5
12.2
12.6
11.6
6.0
-8.0
.5
-8.0
3.7
4.5
3.7
10.1
9.7
8.2
13.8
80.7
1.8
-7.0
11.4
4.6
-19.7
30.3
9.6
11.3
9.3
15.4
4.6
4.7
4.9
5.8
5.2
12.5
5.1
.3
5.8
7.9
7.2
6.8
2.1
2.1
.8
-.4
1.0
3.6
-.2
-1.8
4.0
-3.0
-3.6
1.4
-5.4
-.7
.3
5.1
6.9
2.0
1.1
1.3
1.6
28.8
20.8
28.7
21.3
6.7
18.6
3.4
3.2
2.6
-5.3
10.2
-17.8
16.6
3.9
1.6
25.3
9.3
-3.2
4.3
5.2
1.9
5.3
5.4
6.4
15.6
14.0
29.7
2.0
34.9
16.7
24.4
15.8
9.9
15.3
3.3
3.1
1.5
2.0
2.0
-.9
1.4
8.8
2.0
-1.0
2.0
3.4
1.7
.1
4.5
2.1
10.9
8.3
8.7
7.1
8.7
1.6
-5.7
7.0
4.1
4.7
5.3
3.0
6.1
21.0
36.0
-1.1
-5.1
-.1
4.9
-18.1
.7
4.4
12.8
15.7
9.0
134.696
137.093
6.8
1.3
12.6
13.4
4.1
13.0
Expenditure category
See footnotes at end of table.
35
CPI Detailed Report-May 2008
Table 9. Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W): Seasonally adjusted U.S. city average,
detailed expenditure categories -Continued
(1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
Seasonally adjusted annual rate percent
change for
Seasonally adjusted indexes
3 months ended—
Item and group
Feb.
2008
Mar.
2008
Apr.
2008
May
2008
Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials ............
Juices and nonalcoholic drinks 2 ....................................
Carbonated drinks ........................................................
Frozen noncarbonated juices and drinks 1 2 ................
Nonfrozen noncarbonated juices and drinks 1 2 ...........
Beverage materials including coffee and tea 2 ...............
Coffee ...........................................................................
Other beverage materials including tea 2 .....................
Other food at home ..........................................................
Sugar and sweets ...........................................................
Sugar and artificial sweeteners ....................................
Candy and chewing gum 1 2 ........................................
Other sweets 2 ..............................................................
Fats and oils ...................................................................
Butter and margarine 2 .................................................
Salad dressing 2 ...........................................................
Other fats and oils including peanut butter 2 ................
Other foods .....................................................................
Soups ...........................................................................
Frozen and freeze dried prepared foods ......................
Snacks 1 .......................................................................
Spices, seasonings, condiments, sauces .....................
Baby food 1 2 ................................................................
Other miscellaneous foods 1 2 .....................................
Food away from home 1 .....................................................
Full service meals and snacks 1 2 ....................................
Limited service meals and snacks 1 2 ..............................
Food at employee sites and schools 2 .............................
Food from vending machines and mobile vendors 1 2 .....
Other food away from home 1 2 .......................................
Alcoholic beverages .............................................................
Alcoholic beverages at home .............................................
Beer, ale, and other malt beverages at home ..................
Distilled spirits at home ....................................................
Wine at home ...................................................................
Alcoholic beverages away from home ................................
156.437
122.321
147.306
147.146
116.259
109.325
177.940
120.381
177.521
179.535
166.822
118.174
128.931
184.099
143.158
116.017
131.819
192.783
223.151
154.830
189.006
199.358
136.213
118.828
211.517
133.223
133.865
128.706
121.338
146.924
212.072
185.659
190.839
180.719
163.245
272.136
156.572
121.313
145.246
145.125
116.228
111.043
181.354
121.865
177.582
181.198
165.067
119.422
132.703
182.605
140.124
113.528
133.989
192.789
222.784
156.535
189.154
200.457
137.410
117.754
212.193
133.600
134.375
129.608
121.385
147.188
211.736
184.812
189.689
179.614
162.717
273.286
159.034
123.902
148.290
147.917
117.419
111.959
187.035
121.426
180.938
183.410
169.225
121.288
133.606
192.519
151.085
115.401
142.127
195.607
225.761
159.357
193.730
205.866
138.424
118.751
212.794
134.027
134.725
129.784
122.179
147.335
212.888
185.704
189.795
182.482
164.654
274.762
Housing ..................................................................................
Shelter ..................................................................................
Rent of primary residence 3 ................................................
Lodging away from home 2 ................................................
Housing at school, excluding board 3 4 ............................
Other lodging away from home including hotels and
motels .......................................................................
Owners’ equivalent rent of primary residence 3 4 ...............
Tenants’ and household insurance 1 2 ...............................
Fuels and utilities ..................................................................
Household energy ..............................................................
Fuel oil and other fuels .....................................................
Fuel oil ............................................................................
Propane, kerosene, and firewood 5 ................................
Gas (piped) and electricity 3 .............................................
Electricity 3 .....................................................................
Utility (piped) gas service 3 .............................................
Water and sewer and trash collection services 2 ...............
Water and sewerage maintenance 3 ................................
Garbage and trash collection 1 6 ......................................
Household furnishings and operations .................................
Window and floor coverings and other linens 2 ..................
Floor coverings 1 2 ...........................................................
Window coverings 2 ..........................................................
Other linens 1 2 .................................................................
208.533
237.099
239.179
143.829
388.846
209.497
237.537
239.762
142.831
390.684
300.584
226.982
117.921
205.930
185.477
301.932
328.783
328.744
188.475
177.038
224.763
148.883
318.766
357.794
122.330
80.850
117.447
92.937
68.318
298.179
227.481
117.999
209.904
189.679
323.185
361.531
335.758
192.089
178.439
236.039
149.296
319.803
358.295
122.902
79.914
117.778
91.013
67.353
6 months
ended—
Aug.
2007
Nov.
2007
Feb.
2008
May
2008
Nov.
2007
May
2008
157.428
122.007
144.892
147.333
117.288
112.071
188.759
121.295
182.005
184.122
168.277
121.339
132.458
193.415
151.812
112.437
146.042
196.873
226.559
159.067
196.993
205.999
138.852
119.248
213.723
134.450
135.437
130.086
123.180
148.517
213.079
185.333
188.745
183.547
166.101
275.643
5.7
5.4
5.5
15.1
1.8
5.2
4.9
4.8
3.6
4.2
.7
9.0
2.1
7.5
12.2
.2
8.2
2.6
-.8
1.2
5.7
2.8
4.7
4.6
4.9
4.9
4.9
3.9
6.4
5.4
4.5
4.3
5.5
.6
3.0
5.1
-0.3
.4
1.0
6.8
.9
-3.3
-1.0
-3.6
2.7
4.2
-.8
3.4
12.4
6.3
2.6
5.3
7.3
1.6
.2
3.5
1.3
-.7
11.1
-1.9
3.9
4.3
3.8
1.4
3.1
.8
1.9
1.0
.2
-.3
4.8
3.2
5.6
8.3
11.1
9.3
9.4
3.0
3.2
2.8
7.2
4.2
-.1
4.0
4.9
15.7
9.0
9.6
20.9
6.4
12.0
-.9
6.7
2.7
2.2
10.9
3.9
3.7
4.2
2.2
4.3
4.7
5.0
6.8
9.4
2.9
2.4
4.2
2.6
-1.0
-6.4
.5
3.6
10.4
26.6
3.1
10.5
10.6
3.5
11.2
11.4
21.8
26.5
-11.8
50.7
8.8
6.3
11.4
18.0
14.0
8.0
1.4
4.2
3.7
4.8
4.4
6.2
4.4
1.9
-.7
-4.3
6.4
7.2
5.3
2.7
2.9
3.2
10.9
1.3
.9
1.9
.5
3.1
4.2
-.1
6.2
7.1
6.9
7.3
2.7
7.8
2.1
-.3
2.3
3.5
1.1
7.8
1.3
4.4
4.6
4.4
2.7
4.7
3.1
3.2
2.6
2.8
.2
3.9
4.1
4.1
3.5
2.0
4.8
6.5
6.7
14.3
2.9
8.8
7.3
1.7
7.5
8.1
18.7
17.4
-1.7
35.0
7.6
9.1
5.0
12.2
8.2
5.1
6.0
4.1
3.7
4.5
3.3
5.3
4.6
3.5
3.0
2.3
4.6
4.8
4.7
210.427
237.943
240.466
141.337
392.428
211.451
238.312
240.917
142.993
393.503
1.8
2.9
3.2
7.1
5.8
3.9
3.3
4.4
.6
2.6
2.8
2.5
3.4
-1.7
5.6
5.7
2.1
2.9
-2.3
4.9
2.8
3.1
3.8
3.8
4.2
4.2
2.3
3.2
-2.0
5.3
294.653
227.924
118.683
214.459
194.506
334.332
376.693
341.478
196.843
181.241
247.523
149.736
320.761
359.294
122.893
78.921
115.527
90.178
67.114
298.352
228.112
118.615
219.616
199.931
359.850
417.085
351.098
201.596
182.916
262.943
150.387
322.124
360.958
123.075
80.229
116.096
90.631
68.476
7.1
2.4
1.6
-1.9
-3.3
18.2
14.8
8.4
-4.8
.7
-16.8
5.8
6.2
4.7
-.6
-5.5
2.4
-2.2
-14.4
.5
3.1
.3
10.1
11.0
70.7
89.3
42.0
7.0
9.7
.5
5.4
5.6
4.6
-.8
-1.4
-7.3
8.2
.9
-.8
2.7
1.9
6.0
6.2
20.8
31.0
19.0
4.8
-1.6
21.5
5.5
4.7
8.1
.6
-1.0
9.1
7.4
-5.9
-2.9
2.0
2.4
29.4
35.0
101.8
159.0
30.1
30.9
14.0
87.3
4.1
4.3
3.6
2.5
-3.0
-4.5
-9.6
.9
3.8
2.8
.9
3.9
3.6
42.0
47.5
24.0
.9
5.1
-8.6
5.6
5.9
4.7
-.7
-3.5
-2.6
2.9
-7.1
-1.9
2.4
2.1
17.1
19.7
56.1
84.2
24.4
17.1
5.9
50.9
4.8
4.5
5.8
1.5
-2.0
2.1
-1.4
-2.5
Expenditure category
See footnotes at end of table.
36
CPI Detailed Report-May 2008
Table 9. Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W): Seasonally adjusted U.S. city average,
detailed expenditure categories -Continued
(1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
Seasonally adjusted annual rate percent
change for
Seasonally adjusted indexes
3 months ended—
Item and group
Feb.
2008
Mar.
2008
Apr.
2008
May
2008
120.915
142.113
89.440
85.781
89.678
100.799
75.234
77.355
68.409
131.091
76.313
97.279
92.663
98.750
87.747
173.142
113.621
140.786
114.500
145.825
140.496
130.262
171.296
122.627
141.150
91.099
90.551
89.465
100.698
74.853
77.242
67.673
132.135
75.832
98.068
93.053
99.267
88.029
174.417
114.587
142.546
114.640
147.316
140.671
148.974
130.430
171.039
121.135
140.549
89.678
87.931
89.591
101.242
74.403
77.538
68.405
131.852
74.806
96.487
93.484
100.277
88.062
175.533
115.353
144.140
114.837
148.403
140.688
149.931
131.273
173.887
Apparel ...................................................................................
Men’s and boys’ apparel ......................................................
Men’s apparel .....................................................................
Men’s suits, sport coats, and outerwear ...........................
Men’s furnishings .............................................................
Men’s shirts and sweaters 2 .............................................
Men’s pants and shorts ....................................................
Boys’ apparel ......................................................................
Women’s and girls’ apparel ..................................................
Women’s apparel ...............................................................
Women’s outerwear .........................................................
Women’s dresses .............................................................
Women’s suits and separates 2 ........................................
Women’s underwear, nightwear, sportswear and
accessories 2 ............................................................
Girls’ apparel ......................................................................
Footwear ..............................................................................
Men’s footwear 1 ................................................................
Boys’ and girls’ footwear ....................................................
Women’s footwear ..............................................................
Infants’ and toddlers’ apparel ...............................................
Jewelry and watches 5 .........................................................
Watches 5 ...........................................................................
Jewelry 5 .............................................................................
119.341
114.759
119.780
121.003
133.107
85.267
109.130
98.784
108.555
111.143
102.058
118.762
88.434
117.864
113.914
119.674
121.250
135.508
82.549
111.584
96.706
105.815
108.483
93.028
108.232
86.910
90.576
98.185
123.294
119.126
128.980
122.284
118.510
142.926
109.536
152.354
Transportation ........................................................................
Private transportation ...........................................................
New and used motor vehicles 2 ..........................................
New vehicles ....................................................................
Used cars and trucks 1 .....................................................
Leased cars and trucks 8 ..................................................
Car and truck rental 2 .......................................................
Motor fuel ...........................................................................
Gasoline (all types) ...........................................................
Gasoline, unleaded regular 9 ..........................................
Gasoline, unleaded midgrade 9 10 .................................
Gasoline, unleaded premium 9 .......................................
Other motor fuels 1 2 ........................................................
194.963
192.100
93.308
136.345
138.094
92.487
113.370
278.651
277.354
277.621
283.161
265.673
251.364
6 months
ended—
Aug.
2007
Nov.
2007
Feb.
2008
May
2008
Nov.
2007
May
2008
119.967
140.211
88.378
86.858
90.134
101.834
74.884
77.316
68.557
132.961
75.689
96.453
93.577
100.072
88.146
176.125
116.039
144.452
114.926
149.816
140.935
151.519
132.858
174.998
-2.1
2.1
-1.1
-5.6
.5
-2.5
5.1
.6
-4.7
2.0
1.3
.5
-3.0
-1.9
-4.0
.7
1.7
1.1
-1.4
2.1
-1.4
.7
3.0
5.1
-3.5
-.3
-2.2
-8.9
-2.2
1.5
-7.4
-6.1
-6.4
.9
2.4
2.0
2.3
2.6
1.3
1.1
-1.1
9.8
-2.4
2.1
1.9
-.3
2.6
7.4
-0.5
-1.2
-2.7
-1.9
-2.5
-1.7
-4.2
5.1
-4.0
16.9
7.9
7.1
-6.5
-3.2
-7.6
7.8
4.8
11.5
8.9
4.4
11.1
-3.1
-5.2
-4.7
5.1
2.0
4.2
-1.8
-.2
.9
5.8
-3.2
-3.4
4.0
5.5
1.8
7.1
8.8
10.8
1.5
11.4
1.3
-
-
-3.0
6.5
8.2
8.9
-2.8
.9
-1.6
-7.3
-.9
-.5
-1.4
-2.8
-5.6
1.4
1.9
1.3
-.4
.3
-1.4
.9
.3
5.4
-1.9
2.1
.2
.2
2.8
6.3
-1.8
-3.2
-3.7
1.5
-.2
1.2
-3.0
2.4
-1.6
11.2
2.2
1.8
-1.4
1.0
-3.0
7.5
6.8
11.2
5.1
7.8
6.1
12.3
2.4
7.7
118.109
114.080
120.495
122.248
135.723
84.075
110.646
96.006
105.369
107.795
96.227
111.376
85.250
117.867
114.340
120.768
122.609
137.144
84.191
110.248
95.308
105.056
107.411
94.696
103.449
85.595
-1.2
.7
.4
2.1
-6.5
-11.9
19.9
2.1
-3.6
-1.9
-21.0
71.6
-9.8
2.2
1.5
-3.1
9.6
-7.4
2.8
-5.4
13.4
-.7
.0
5.2
-24.8
2.0
2.5
8.7
6.7
-6.9
8.8
11.8
1.1
13.5
-3.0
-1.7
17.0
9.7
-2.0
-4.8
-1.5
3.3
5.4
12.7
-5.0
4.2
-13.3
-12.3
-12.8
-25.9
-42.4
-12.2
.5
1.1
-1.4
5.8
-7.0
-4.8
6.5
7.6
-2.2
-1.0
-8.8
13.6
-4.1
-1.3
3.5
5.0
-.9
10.7
3.1
2.6
-.9
-7.7
-7.4
-6.9
-20.5
-7.3
90.532
95.139
123.441
119.646
129.483
121.955
116.638
143.579
109.316
153.540
90.331
95.644
124.364
121.806
130.576
122.018
117.342
146.304
110.196
156.693
90.743
95.609
124.059
122.365
127.303
122.854
116.416
145.395
109.743
155.593
-5.9
-11.4
.2
-7.5
3.3
2.6
1.1
1.6
2.4
.7
-.2
-4.1
4.1
14.5
8.8
-2.5
10.6
10.1
-1.7
14.1
-3.7
-6.5
.9
-5.6
10.0
-1.7
1.7
16.8
-7.3
20.5
.7
-10.1
2.5
11.3
-5.1
1.9
-6.9
7.1
.8
8.8
-3.1
-7.8
2.1
2.9
6.0
.0
5.7
5.8
.3
7.2
-1.5
-8.3
1.7
2.5
2.2
.1
-2.7
11.8
-3.4
14.5
196.398
193.389
93.239
136.214
138.070
92.148
114.423
283.321
281.140
281.144
287.141
269.601
284.106
194.993
191.970
93.051
136.052
137.616
91.888
115.874
277.925
275.644
275.655
281.051
264.415
300.288
199.181
196.071
92.890
135.905
137.145
92.000
118.274
293.566
291.449
291.101
298.092
279.396
323.439
-.6
-.8
2.8
.3
8.2
-.5
34.2
-8.5
-8.7
-9.3
-6.4
-5.9
1.5
21.0
21.4
-1.2
-1.3
-1.6
2.6
-16.8
77.3
77.3
78.9
73.8
70.4
85.3
4.2
4.2
-.4
-2.4
1.9
1.1
4.1
8.2
8.0
7.7
9.0
9.2
.9
8.9
8.5
-1.8
-1.3
-2.7
-2.1
18.5
23.2
21.9
20.9
22.8
22.3
174.1
9.7
9.7
.8
-.5
3.2
1.0
5.6
27.4
27.2
27.4
27.6
26.6
37.2
6.5
6.3
-1.1
-1.8
-.5
-.5
11.0
15.5
14.8
14.1
15.7
15.6
66.3
Expenditure category
Furniture and bedding 1 ......................................................
Bedroom furniture 1 ..........................................................
Living room, kitchen, and dining room furniture 1 2 ..........
Other furniture 2 ................................................................
Appliances 1 2 ....................................................................
Major appliances 1 2 .........................................................
Other appliances 1 2 .........................................................
Other household equipment and furnishings 2 ...................
Clocks, lamps, and decorator items 1 ...............................
Indoor plants and flowers 7 ...............................................
Dishes and flatware 1 2 ....................................................
Nonelectric cookware and tableware 2 .............................
Tools, hardware, outdoor equipment and supplies 2 ..........
Tools, hardware and supplies 1 2 .....................................
Outdoor equipment and supplies 2 ...................................
Housekeeping supplies 1 ....................................................
Household cleaning products 1 2 ......................................
Household paper products 1 2 ..........................................
Miscellaneous household products 1 2 .............................
Household operations 1 2 ...................................................
Domestic services 1 2 .......................................................
Gardening and lawncare services 1 2 ...............................
Moving, storage, freight expense 2 ...................................
Repair of household items 1 2 ..........................................
NA
See footnotes at end of table.
37
CPI Detailed Report-May 2008
Table 9. Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W): Seasonally adjusted U.S. city average,
detailed expenditure categories -Continued
(1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
Seasonally adjusted annual rate percent
change for
Seasonally adjusted indexes
3 months ended—
Item and group
Feb.
2008
Mar.
2008
Apr.
2008
May
2008
Motor vehicle parts and equipment 1 ..................................
Tires 1 ...............................................................................
Vehicle accessories other than tires 1 2 ...........................
Motor vehicle maintenance and repair ...............................
Motor vehicle body work 1 ................................................
Motor vehicle maintenance and servicing 1 ......................
Motor vehicle repair 2 .......................................................
Motor vehicle insurance .....................................................
Motor vehicle fees 1 2 .........................................................
State and local registration and license 1 2 3 ....................
Parking and other fees 1 2 ................................................
Public transportation .............................................................
Airline fare ..........................................................................
Other intercity transportation 1 ...........................................
Intracity transportation 1 .....................................................
125.238
112.940
134.416
231.051
235.810
209.471
141.317
337.601
144.379
142.531
148.297
236.848
264.500
153.603
231.532
126.330
113.983
135.508
232.244
235.816
211.295
141.869
337.874
144.932
142.397
150.440
242.477
272.291
155.173
234.158
126.032
113.568
135.387
233.139
235.766
212.190
142.311
339.170
145.515
142.399
152.358
241.831
270.782
153.374
234.521
Medical care ...........................................................................
Medical care commodities ....................................................
Prescription drugs ..............................................................
Nonprescription drugs and medical supplies 1 5 ................
Internal and respiratory over-the-counter drugs 1 ............
Nonprescription medical equipment and supplies 1 .........
Medical care services ...........................................................
Professional services .........................................................
Physicians’ services 3 .......................................................
Dental services 3 ..............................................................
Eyeglasses and eye care 1 5 ............................................
Services by other medical professionals 3 5 .....................
Hospital and related services 3 ...........................................
Hospital services 3 11 .......................................................
Inpatient hospital services 3 9 11 ....................................
Outpatient hospital services 1 3 5 9 ................................
Nursing homes and adult day services 3 11 .....................
Care of invalids and elderly at home 1 12 .........................
Health insurance 1 13 .........................................................
361.337
288.297
377.348
155.101
184.467
185.818
382.130
309.636
308.823
372.538
175.753
206.948
520.557
192.868
185.893
452.072
174.800
106.558
117.360
361.766
289.297
378.520
156.214
186.464
185.484
382.294
310.053
309.224
373.441
176.522
206.865
521.401
193.197
185.917
452.729
175.491
106.611
117.006
Recreation 2 ...........................................................................
Video and audio 2 .................................................................
Televisions .........................................................................
Cable and satellite television and radio service 6 ...............
Other video equipment 2 ....................................................
Video cassettes, discs, and other media including rental 1
2 ..................................................................................
Audio equipment 1 ..............................................................
Audio discs, tapes and other media 1 2 ..............................
Pets, pet products and services 2 .........................................
Pets and pet products ........................................................
Pet services including veterinary 2 .....................................
Sporting goods 1 ...................................................................
Sports vehicles including bicycles ......................................
Sports equipment 1 .............................................................
Photography 1 2 ....................................................................
Photographic equipment and supplies 1 .............................
Photographers and film processing 1 2 ..............................
Other recreational goods 2 ...................................................
Toys 1 .................................................................................
Sewing machines, fabric and supplies 2 .............................
Music instruments and accessories 1 2 ..............................
Recreation services 2 ...........................................................
Club dues and fees for participant sports and group
exercises 2 ..................................................................
Admissions .........................................................................
Fees for lessons or instructions 5 .......................................
Recreational reading materials 1 ..........................................
Newspapers and magazines 1 2 .........................................
109.351
103.080
14.999
359.071
21.311
6 months
ended—
Aug.
2007
Nov.
2007
Feb.
2008
May
2008
Nov.
2007
May
2008
126.742
114.470
135.796
234.314
236.626
212.991
143.088
340.334
145.712
142.797
152.094
247.717
280.224
154.428
235.365
2.9
3.2
2.6
3.9
1.4
1.3
6.2
4.6
2.7
2.4
3.4
4.1
6.7
18.9
2.0
5.8
3.6
8.3
2.0
5.1
1.2
2.0
.3
1.1
.1
3.5
11.8
18.6
-15.5
2.4
6.4
2.7
10.9
5.5
1.5
8.3
4.3
2.7
5.7
5.7
5.9
4.5
6.5
.0
4.3
4.9
5.5
4.2
5.8
1.4
6.9
5.1
3.3
3.7
.7
10.6
19.7
26.0
2.2
6.8
4.3
3.4
5.4
2.9
3.3
1.3
4.1
2.4
1.9
1.3
3.4
7.9
12.5
.2
2.2
5.7
4.1
7.5
5.6
1.4
7.6
4.7
3.0
4.7
3.2
8.2
11.8
15.8
1.1
5.6
362.359
288.672
377.259
156.632
187.113
185.607
383.404
310.676
309.672
373.976
177.503
207.702
524.768
194.463
187.333
453.164
175.553
106.476
116.493
362.884
286.461
374.569
155.656
186.261
183.674
385.115
312.553
312.016
375.278
177.657
209.232
527.119
195.380
187.814
455.453
175.995
106.571
115.970
5.6
2.9
2.6
1.9
1.1
4.3
6.4
4.8
4.1
8.5
-.2
1.9
7.5
7.5
8.2
5.6
4.0
1.3
12.0
5.5
3.7
4.5
3.0
1.9
6.1
6.0
3.3
3.3
5.2
-2.5
4.2
10.1
10.3
9.2
17.6
4.3
1.0
1.6
4.0
3.6
5.3
-3.3
-3.4
-2.9
4.2
3.0
-.1
6.9
8.4
5.7
9.0
9.4
9.7
8.5
3.2
7.3
.7
1.7
-2.5
-2.9
1.4
3.9
-4.5
3.2
3.8
4.2
3.0
4.4
4.5
5.1
5.3
4.2
3.0
2.8
.0
-4.7
5.6
3.3
3.6
2.5
1.5
5.2
6.2
4.1
3.7
6.9
-1.4
3.1
8.8
8.9
8.7
11.4
4.1
1.2
6.7
2.9
.5
1.1
-1.0
.2
-3.7
3.7
3.4
2.0
4.9
6.4
5.1
7.1
7.3
6.9
5.7
3.0
3.6
-2.0
109.680
103.333
14.778
361.589
21.345
109.514
102.975
14.610
360.783
20.894
109.561
102.431
14.338
360.484
20.603
-1.3
-2.5
-21.0
.1
-17.3
2.6
2.8
-4.1
4.0
-11.1
1.5
1.7
-22.8
3.2
-10.1
.8
-2.5
-16.5
1.6
-12.6
.6
.1
-13.0
2.1
-14.3
1.2
-.4
-19.7
2.4
-11.4
77.760
50.803
105.574
136.529
173.479
171.721
115.120
137.814
91.883
82.542
79.192
106.896
62.338
70.221
89.661
97.141
142.658
78.322
49.953
105.746
138.225
176.395
172.374
115.225
137.168
92.593
81.755
77.631
106.759
62.235
70.118
89.067
97.564
143.092
78.431
48.992
103.956
138.690
176.904
173.119
115.644
136.229
93.425
81.329
76.748
106.730
61.770
69.458
88.581
98.098
142.799
78.120
49.098
101.865
139.428
177.486
174.736
116.265
136.815
94.028
81.833
77.115
107.518
61.530
69.215
87.651
98.338
143.581
-9.8
-4.1
6.1
6.7
6.6
6.9
-7.4
-3.7
-9.6
2.2
3.4
1.2
-4.5
-6.1
1.4
-.3
-1.0
8.7
-1.2
-3.5
7.7
9.4
4.6
-3.5
-4.3
-3.3
-1.1
-8.1
5.2
-4.5
-4.9
-4.5
-1.6
4.9
3.9
-3.9
.6
6.1
6.6
5.1
.7
.8
1.8
-3.7
-10.1
2.0
-.9
-3.2
8.9
4.6
.6
1.9
-12.8
-13.3
8.8
9.6
7.2
4.0
-2.9
9.7
-3.4
-10.1
2.3
-5.1
-5.6
-8.7
5.0
2.6
-1.0
-2.6
1.2
7.2
8.0
5.7
-5.5
-4.0
-6.5
.6
-2.5
3.2
-4.5
-5.5
-1.6
-.9
1.9
2.9
-8.4
-6.6
7.4
8.1
6.2
2.4
-1.1
5.7
-3.6
-10.1
2.2
-3.0
-4.4
-.3
4.8
1.6
123.668
306.487
252.108
211.676
123.114
123.727
308.018
253.054
211.587
123.175
124.444
305.930
252.626
212.115
123.671
125.340
307.114
254.330
211.269
123.177
3.2
-3.9
4.8
1.6
2.3
-2.7
9.0
3.3
2.3
.9
-.2
.1
4.2
2.5
2.6
5.5
.8
3.6
-.8
.2
.2
2.4
4.0
2.0
1.6
2.6
.5
3.9
.8
1.4
Expenditure category
See footnotes at end of table.
38
CPI Detailed Report-May 2008
Table 9. Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W): Seasonally adjusted U.S. city average,
detailed expenditure categories -Continued
(1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
Seasonally adjusted annual rate percent
change for
Seasonally adjusted indexes
3 months ended—
Item and group
Feb.
2008
Mar.
2008
Apr.
2008
May
2008
Recreational books 1 2 .......................................................
104.993
104.824
104.877
Education and communication 2 .............................................
Education 2 ...........................................................................
Educational books and supplies .........................................
Tuition, other school fees, and childcare ............................
College tuition and fees ....................................................
Elementary and high school tuition and fees ....................
Child care and nursery school 7 .......................................
Technical and business school tuition and fees 2 ............
Communication 2 ..................................................................
Postage and delivery services 2 .........................................
Postage 1 ..........................................................................
Delivery services 2 ............................................................
Information and information processing 1 2 ........................
Telephone services 1 2 .....................................................
Land-line telephone services, local charges 1 3 .............
Land-line telephone services, long distance charges 1 2
Wireless telephone services 1 2 .....................................
Information technology, hardware and services 1 14 ..........
Personal computers and peripheral equipment 1 12 .........
Computer software and accessories 1 2 ...........................
Internet services and electronic information providers 1 2
Telephone hardware, calculators, and other consumer
information items 1 2 .................................................
118.044
174.995
439.326
493.569
560.594
555.332
219.619
186.077
85.917
132.505
209.745
199.586
83.992
98.931
225.699
71.765
65.055
10.754
100.582
49.778
73.713
118.311
175.690
439.977
495.643
563.225
558.172
220.285
186.512
86.014
132.507
209.745
199.631
84.091
99.090
226.633
71.873
65.055
10.745
100.265
49.372
73.566
40.367
Other goods and services ......................................................
Tobacco and smoking products 1 .........................................
Cigarettes 1 2 ......................................................................
Tobacco products other than cigarettes 1 2 ........................
Personal care .......................................................................
Personal care products 1 ....................................................
Hair, dental, shaving, and miscellaneous personal care
products 1 2 ..............................................................
Cosmetics, perfume, bath, nail preparations and
implements 1 ............................................................
Personal care services 1 ....................................................
Haircuts and other personal care services 1 2 ..................
Miscellaneous personal services ........................................
Legal services 5 ................................................................
Funeral expenses 5 ..........................................................
Laundry and dry cleaning services 1 2 .............................
Apparel services other than laundry and dry cleaning 1 2
Financial services 1 5 .......................................................
Miscellaneous personal goods 2 ........................................
6 months
ended—
Aug.
2007
Nov.
2007
Feb.
2008
May
2008
Nov.
2007
May
2008
104.460
0.3
4.9
2.1
-2.0
2.6
0.0
118.807
176.831
443.977
498.741
568.718
560.973
220.779
188.303
86.243
132.608
209.745
201.974
84.320
99.566
228.630
72.064
65.257
10.671
98.820
49.590
73.378
119.217
177.579
446.426
500.792
571.176
563.336
221.554
189.822
86.495
135.523
214.167
209.023
84.511
99.939
229.350
73.006
65.257
10.621
97.010
49.573
73.616
2.1
4.9
12.4
4.2
5.7
4.4
1.8
3.9
.0
6.5
6.2
9.9
-.3
1.4
5.2
.4
-.9
-9.5
-16.1
-14.6
-4.4
1.3
5.2
4.6
5.3
5.6
5.6
4.8
6.4
-1.6
.5
.0
6.9
-1.7
-.4
2.5
-1.1
-2.3
-9.0
-21.6
3.8
-2.2
2.6
5.7
3.0
6.0
6.5
5.2
5.8
5.7
.5
1.3
.0
22.9
.5
.2
.9
-1.0
.5
1.7
1.3
-4.2
3.1
4.0
6.0
6.6
6.0
7.8
5.9
3.6
8.3
2.7
9.4
8.7
20.3
2.5
4.1
6.6
7.1
1.2
-4.9
-13.5
-1.6
-.5
1.7
5.1
8.4
4.8
5.7
5.0
3.3
5.1
-.8
3.5
3.1
8.4
-1.0
.5
3.8
-.4
-1.6
-9.3
-18.9
-5.9
-3.3
3.3
5.9
4.8
6.0
7.2
5.6
4.7
7.0
1.6
5.3
4.3
21.6
1.5
2.2
3.7
2.9
.9
-1.7
-6.4
-2.9
1.3
41.068
40.838
41.068
-6.1
.8
-2.5
7.1
-2.7
2.2
351.684
577.359
233.844
163.383
196.315
157.877
353.001
576.910
233.478
165.734
197.507
158.730
354.577
578.296
234.007
166.536
198.597
159.585
356.181
583.296
236.061
167.562
199.078
158.993
2.3
4.2
4.2
2.6
1.5
-1.9
3.4
5.1
5.3
1.1
2.6
2.0
4.7
10.3
10.4
6.9
2.1
-1.8
5.2
4.2
3.8
10.6
5.7
2.9
2.9
4.6
4.8
1.9
2.1
.0
5.0
7.2
7.1
8.7
3.9
.5
103.643
104.088
105.058
104.367
-3.0
3.1
-.7
2.8
.0
1.1
177.085
221.338
134.906
334.915
269.274
266.447
131.694
143.400
279.040
87.162
178.262
223.043
135.945
335.975
269.664
267.741
132.221
143.928
281.136
88.286
178.431
223.088
135.973
338.418
271.136
269.930
133.322
145.079
282.965
89.024
178.343
223.922
136.481
340.592
273.262
270.899
134.585
146.055
283.157
88.982
-.5
1.6
1.6
3.0
2.2
6.0
2.2
3.6
1.9
-1.1
.6
2.9
2.9
4.0
3.0
4.2
3.4
1.7
8.0
1.3
-3.0
4.5
4.5
5.2
7.5
4.1
3.0
11.4
5.1
.7
2.9
4.8
4.8
7.0
6.1
6.9
9.1
7.6
6.0
8.6
.0
2.2
2.2
3.5
2.6
5.1
2.8
2.7
4.9
.1
-.1
4.6
4.6
6.1
6.8
5.5
6.0
9.5
5.5
4.6
175.865
157.241
204.470
260.305
112.347
246.368
228.609
237.465
280.128
208.176
200.052
201.898
159.239
205.143
254.991
207.202
176.501
157.935
206.199
264.997
112.390
247.311
228.985
238.681
281.126
208.987
200.946
202.668
159.909
206.776
259.253
208.560
176.517
157.146
204.907
263.062
112.004
248.302
229.311
239.245
281.941
209.197
201.457
203.139
159.167
205.613
257.678
208.946
178.328
159.383
210.341
271.995
111.755
249.457
229.711
240.862
283.039
210.840
203.388
204.658
161.360
210.849
265.929
212.335
1.1
-1.3
-6.4
-2.1
-.3
2.4
2.9
4.0
1.5
1.2
1.4
1.6
-1.1
-5.8
-1.6
-1.0
11.1
15.6
34.1
29.1
-.2
3.7
3.4
2.2
3.0
7.5
8.6
7.0
15.1
31.9
26.7
18.4
3.8
3.3
5.5
10.8
-.4
3.0
2.4
3.8
2.9
3.1
3.8
3.3
3.3
5.6
10.4
4.8
5.7
5.6
12.0
19.2
-2.1
5.1
1.9
5.8
4.2
5.2
6.8
5.6
5.4
11.6
18.3
10.3
6.0
6.8
12.1
12.4
-.2
3.0
3.2
3.1
2.3
4.3
4.9
4.3
6.7
11.4
11.6
8.3
4.8
4.4
8.7
14.9
-1.3
4.1
2.2
4.8
3.6
4.2
5.3
4.4
4.4
8.6
14.3
7.5
Expenditure category
Special aggregate indexes
Commodities ............................................................................
Commodities less food and beverages ..................................
Nondurables less food and beverages .................................
Nondurables less food, beverages, and apparel ................
Durables ...............................................................................
Services ....................................................................................
Rent of shelter 4 .......................................................................
Transportation services ............................................................
Other services ..........................................................................
All items less food ....................................................................
All items less shelter .................................................................
All items less medical care .......................................................
Commodities less food .............................................................
Nondurables less food ..............................................................
Nondurables less food and apparel ..........................................
Nondurables .............................................................................
See footnotes at end of table.
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Table 9. Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W): Seasonally adjusted U.S. city average,
detailed expenditure categories -Continued
(1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
Seasonally adjusted annual rate percent
change for
Seasonally adjusted indexes
3 months ended—
Item and group
Feb.
2008
Mar.
2008
Apr.
2008
May
2008
113.988
235.467
236.298
230.458
206.471
206.548
141.277
281.012
252.625
212.803
191.775
112.177
237.009
237.254
234.853
206.792
206.833
141.117
286.354
253.254
212.590
194.232
112.251
238.684
238.224
234.484
207.378
207.131
141.088
281.575
253.802
214.974
196.627
112.033
240.775
239.416
244.995
207.772
207.468
140.914
297.683
254.534
216.435
199.484
6 months
ended—
Aug.
2007
Nov.
2007
Feb.
2008
May
2008
Nov.
2007
May
2008
-1.6
2.4
2.5
-6.3
2.9
2.4
1.0
-7.2
3.1
4.1
.3
1.6
3.2
3.0
45.4
2.7
2.4
.3
77.0
3.4
5.9
2.3
3.0
3.5
2.8
7.7
2.8
2.4
1.4
9.2
2.9
6.5
3.4
-6.7
9.3
5.4
27.7
2.5
1.8
-1.0
25.9
3.1
7.0
17.1
0.0
2.8
2.7
16.7
2.8
2.4
.6
28.1
3.2
5.0
1.3
-2.0
6.4
4.1
17.3
2.7
2.1
.2
17.3
3.0
6.8
10.0
Special aggregate indexes
Apparel less footwear ...............................................................
Services less rent of shelter 4 ...................................................
Services less medical care services .........................................
Energy ......................................................................................
All items less energy ................................................................
All items less food and energy ...............................................
Commodities less food and energy commodities .................
Energy commodities ...........................................................
Services less energy services ..............................................
Domestically produced farm food 1 ..........................................
Utilities and public transportation .............................................
1 Not seasonally adjusted.
2 Indexes on a December 1997=100 base.
3 This index series was calculated using a Laspeyres estimator. All other
9
10
11
12
13
14
NA
-
Special index based on a substantially smaller sample.
Indexes on a December 1993=100 base.
Indexes on a December 1996=100 base.
Indexes on a December 2007=100 base.
Indexes on a December 2005=100 base.
Indexes on a December 1988=100 base.
Data not adequate for publication.
Data not available.
NOTE: Index applies to a month as a whole, not to any specific date.
item stratum index series were calculated using a geometric means estimator.
4 Indexes on a December 1984=100 base
5 Indexes on a December 1986=100 base.
6 Indexes on a December 1983=100 base.
7 Indexes on a December 1990=100 base.
8 Indexes on a December 2001=100 base.
40
CPI Detailed Report-May 2008
Table 10. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): Selected areas, all items index
(1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
All items
Indexes
Area
Percent change to
May 2008 from—
Pricing
schedule
1
Feb.
2008
Mar.
2008
Apr.
2008
May
2008
M
211.693
213.528
214.823
Northeast urban ..............................................
Size A - More than 1,500,000 .....................
Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 3 ................
M
M
M
225.213
227.411
133.511
226.926
229.087
134.611
Midwest urban ................................................
Size A - More than 1,500,000 .....................
Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 3 ................
Size D - Nonmetropolitan (less than
50,000) ...............................................
M
M
M
201.896
203.347
128.922
M
South urban ....................................................
Size A - More than 1,500,000 .....................
Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 3 ................
Size D - Nonmetropolitan (less than
50,000) ...............................................
West urban .....................................................
Size A - More than 1,500,000 .....................
Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 3 ................
U.S. city average ............................................
Percent change to
Apr. 2008 from—
May
2007
Mar.
2008
Apr.
2008
Apr.
2007
Feb.
2008
Mar.
2008
216.632
4.2
1.5
0.8
3.9
1.5
0.6
228.133
230.038
135.739
230.089
232.005
136.913
4.3
4.1
4.9
1.4
1.3
1.7
.9
.9
.9
3.9
3.6
4.8
1.3
1.2
1.7
.5
.4
.8
203.723
205.141
130.121
205.393
206.590
131.484
207.168
208.291
132.682
4.0
3.7
4.3
1.7
1.5
2.0
.9
.8
.9
4.0
3.6
4.6
1.7
1.6
2.0
.8
.7
1.0
197.596
199.472
200.841
202.720
4.8
1.6
.9
4.8
1.6
.7
M
M
M
205.060
207.605
130.351
206.676
209.065
131.442
208.085
209.987
132.516
210.006
211.846
133.714
4.6
4.4
4.6
1.6
1.3
1.7
.9
.9
.9
4.2
4.0
4.3
1.5
1.1
1.7
.7
.4
.8
M
205.189
206.933
208.746
211.225
5.1
2.1
1.2
4.2
1.7
.9
M
M
M
216.339
219.799
131.538
218.533
221.997
132.896
219.437
222.689
133.694
221.009
224.704
134.023
3.7
3.7
3.8
1.1
1.2
.8
.7
.9
.2
3.5
3.3
3.8
1.4
1.3
1.6
.4
.3
.6
M
M
M
193.685
130.728
203.803
195.314
131.892
205.730
196.191
132.974
207.238
197.898
133.997
209.308
4.0
4.4
4.6
1.3
1.6
1.7
.9
.8
1.0
3.6
4.3
4.4
1.3
1.7
1.7
.4
.8
.7
Region and area size2
Size classes
A 4 ..............................................................
B/C 3 ...........................................................
D .................................................................
Selected local areas5
Chicago-Gary-Kenosha, IL-IN-WI ...................
Los Angeles-Riverside-Orange County, CA ...
New York-Northern N.J.-Long Island,
NY-NJ-CT-PA .........................................
M
M
209.526
221.431
211.542
223.606
212.662
224.625
214.932
226.651
4.5
3.7
1.6
1.4
1.1
.9
4.2
3.1
1.5
1.4
.5
.5
M
231.020
233.122
233.822
236.151
4.0
1.3
1.0
3.6
1.2
.3
Boston-Brockton-Nashua, MA-NH-ME-CT .....
Cleveland-Akron, OH ......................................
Dallas-Fort Worth, TX .....................................
Washington-Baltimore, DC-MD-VA-WV 6 ......
1
1
1
1
-
233.084
202.500
198.596
138.090
-
235.344
204.882
202.357
139.649
4.0
4.4
5.0
5.0
1.0
1.2
1.9
1.1
-
-
-
-
Atlanta, GA .....................................................
Detroit-Ann Arbor-Flint, MI ..............................
Houston-Galveston-Brazoria, TX ....................
Miami-Fort Lauderdale, FL .............................
Philadelphia-Wilmington-Atlantic City,
PA-NJ-DE-MD ........................................
San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, CA ...........
Seattle-Tacoma-Bremerton, WA ....................
2
2
2
2
204.166
202.378
187.585
219.082
-
206.371
205.281
188.795
221.324
-
-
-
-
3.7
2.4
2.5
4.9
1.1
1.4
.6
1.0
-
2
2
2
220.935
219.612
221.728
-
223.622
222.074
223.196
-
-
-
-
3.9
2.9
3.4
1.2
1.1
.7
-
1 Foods, fuels, and several other items priced every month in all areas;
most other goods and services priced as indicated:
M - Every month.
1 - January, March, May, July, September, and November.
2 - February, April, June, August, October, and December.
2 Regions defined as the four Census regions. See map in technical
notes.
3 Indexes on a December 1996=100 base.
4 Indexes on a December 1986=100 base.
5 In addition, the following metropolitan areas are published semiannually
and appear in Tables 34 and 39 of the January and July issues of the CPI
Detailed Report: Anchorage, AK; Cincinnati-Hamilton, OH-KY-IN;
Denver-Boulder-Greeley, CO; Honolulu, HI; Kansas City, MO-KS;
Milwaukee-Racine, WI; Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN-WI; Phoenix-Mesa, AZ;
Pittsburgh, PA; Portland-Salem, OR-WA; St. Louis, MO-IL; San Diego, CA;
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL.
6 Indexes on a November 1996=100 base.
- Data not available.
NOTE: Index applies to a month as a whole, not to any specific date.
NOTE: Local area indexes are byproducts of the national CPI program. Each
local index has a smaller sample size than the national index and is, therefore,
subject to substantially more sampling and other measurement error. As a
result, local area indexes show greater volatility than the national index,
although their long-term trends are similar. Therefore, the Bureau of Labor
Statistics strongly urges users to consider adopting the national average CPI
for use in their escalator clauses.
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CPI Detailed Report-May 2008
Table 11. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): Regions1, by expenditure category and commodity and service
group
(1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
Northeast
Item and group
Index
May
2008
Midwest
Percent
change from—
May
2007
Apr.
2008
Index
May
2008
South
Percent
change from—
May
2007
Apr.
2008
Index
May
2008
West
Percent
change from—
May
2007
Apr.
2008
Index
May
2008
Percent
change from—
May
2007
Apr.
2008
Expenditure category
All items ......................................................
All items (December 1977=100) ................
230.089
362.320
4.3
0.9
0.9
0.9
0.7
-
-
-
221.009
357.249
3.7
-
210.006
340.659
4.6
-
207.168
337.074
4.0
-
-
-
Food and beverages .................................
Food ........................................................
Food at home ........................................
Food away from home ..........................
Alcoholic beverages ................................
216.834
216.491
216.798
219.112
220.239
5.0
5.1
5.5
4.6
4.2
.4
.4
.4
.4
.4
205.348
204.911
201.553
210.466
210.030
5.1
5.2
5.7
4.6
3.1
.4
.4
.4
.5
.1
209.064
209.638
207.310
215.873
200.029
4.9
5.1
5.8
4.2
2.2
.3
.3
.3
.3
-.4
218.321
217.611
222.973
209.813
225.626
4.9
5.0
6.0
3.7
3.9
.6
.7
.8
.5
.1
Housing .....................................................
Shelter ....................................................
Rent of primary residence 2 ..................
Owners’ equivalent rent of primary
residence 2 3 .................................
Fuels and utilities ....................................
Household energy .................................
Gas (piped) and electricity 2 ...............
Electricity 2 ........................................
Utility (piped) gas service 2 ...............
Household furnishings and operations ...
241.804
284.456
272.267
3.5
2.3
3.6
.4
.0
.2
197.544
224.687
214.335
2.8
1.6
1.9
.4
-.1
.2
199.477
219.818
217.775
3.9
3.1
3.8
.5
.2
.2
227.271
254.051
254.181
2.9
3.0
4.1
.4
.0
.0
292.731
231.272
219.610
206.634
183.407
250.680
128.882
2.0
14.2
15.2
5.4
1.8
12.2
-.6
.0
2.5
2.8
1.4
.9
2.4
.8
226.310
213.260
191.483
196.273
154.921
270.396
121.573
1.6
10.8
11.7
10.6
3.0
21.1
1.3
-.1
3.5
3.9
3.9
.6
7.9
.1
221.774
215.764
189.744
189.152
175.179
265.450
126.929
3.1
10.9
12.2
11.1
9.3
19.6
.5
.2
2.7
3.3
3.3
2.7
5.8
.0
265.815
234.713
224.148
225.311
224.712
247.714
133.424
3.1
6.4
7.1
6.2
4.8
10.5
-.4
.0
4.0
5.2
5.3
5.4
4.9
.2
Apparel .....................................................
118.835
-2.5
-.7
112.747
.8
-1.7
133.256
-1.3
-.9
114.620
1.4
-1.3
Transportation ...........................................
Private transportation ..............................
New and used motor vehicles 4 ............
New vehicles .......................................
New cars and trucks 4 5 ....................
New cars 5 ........................................
Used cars and trucks ..........................
Motor fuel ..............................................
Gasoline (all types) .............................
Gasoline, unleaded regular 5 ............
Gasoline, unleaded midgrade 5 6 .....
Gasoline, unleaded premium 5 .........
202.412
196.771
92.711
134.606
93.376
133.222
141.317
312.553
309.904
313.343
312.313
294.905
9.1
9.2
.5
-.2
-.3
-.8
1.4
25.8
25.4
25.6
24.8
24.4
3.7
3.9
-.2
.0
.1
.2
-.3
11.6
11.8
11.9
11.5
11.1
208.387
203.623
94.379
130.480
92.185
129.948
137.630
334.627
333.180
332.759
363.339
322.074
7.8
7.6
.5
-.5
-.2
.7
1.8
18.0
18.0
18.2
17.8
17.4
3.8
3.8
-.7
-.9
-.9
-.5
-.3
10.5
10.7
10.8
10.7
10.0
205.401
204.042
93.939
138.097
93.955
140.665
135.162
324.015
321.544
322.494
331.950
311.644
9.3
9.2
-1.2
-2.0
-2.0
-1.5
1.0
24.7
24.3
24.4
24.2
23.6
3.7
3.7
-.3
-.3
-.3
-.2
-.4
9.7
9.8
10.0
9.5
9.1
204.564
199.000
93.618
134.056
93.212
135.421
133.892
315.072
312.166
311.960
291.366
295.349
6.1
5.8
-.4
-1.4
-1.4
.2
1.5
16.4
15.5
15.5
15.5
15.1
2.4
2.3
-.1
-.4
-.4
-.1
-.3
6.8
6.7
6.9
6.4
6.3
Medical care .............................................
Medical care commodities ......................
Medical care services .............................
Professional services ............................
386.436
317.377
404.777
318.072
3.4
1.5
4.0
3.2
.3
-.3
.6
1.0
360.995
291.027
384.143
329.301
3.4
.6
4.3
4.0
.1
-.3
.2
.3
346.779
282.739
367.763
307.281
4.5
2.6
5.2
4.1
-.3
-1.4
.1
.6
368.606
298.580
389.712
291.258
4.8
3.4
5.2
3.5
.3
-.4
.5
.4
Recreation 4 ..............................................
115.590
1.9
.2
114.429
2.0
.0
113.600
1.1
.1
108.863
.1
.1
Education and communication 4 ...............
125.377
4.6
.3
124.314
2.7
.1
118.255
1.9
.1
122.395
3.2
.3
Other goods and services .........................
363.900
2.8
.4
334.599
3.9
.4
333.902
3.8
.5
346.626
3.8
.3
230.089
183.060
161.362
206.994
4.3
6.1
6.7
11.4
.9
1.8
2.7
4.2
207.168
174.362
157.473
205.802
4.0
5.0
5.0
8.1
.9
1.5
2.1
3.7
210.006
179.907
163.624
217.751
4.6
5.4
5.7
10.4
.9
1.5
2.1
3.6
221.009
176.301
152.464
198.323
3.7
3.8
3.2
7.5
.7
1.0
1.2
2.4
275.262
109.997
276.128
297.553
230.268
313.914
16.7
-.8
3.2
2.3
4.3
4.2
5.8
.0
.3
.0
.5
.4
266.198
109.747
241.367
231.004
247.855
287.104
10.3
.1
3.2
1.6
4.6
3.1
5.3
-.5
.4
-.2
.9
.3
269.513
113.619
240.864
226.094
248.256
283.624
14.1
-1.4
4.0
3.1
4.6
2.5
5.0
-.3
.5
.2
.9
.2
256.923
111.580
261.268
270.272
245.721
291.085
9.4
-1.9
3.6
3.0
4.6
3.7
3.5
-.2
.5
.0
1.3
.4
Commodity and service group
All items ......................................................
Commodities .............................................
Commodities less food and beverages ...
Nondurables less food and beverages
Nondurables less food, beverages,
and apparel .................................
Durables ...............................................
Services ....................................................
Rent of shelter 3 ......................................
Transportation services ..........................
Other services .........................................
See footnotes at end of table.
42
CPI Detailed Report-May 2008
Table 11. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): Regions1, by expenditure category and commodity and service
group-Continued
(1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
Northeast
Item and group
Index
May
2008
Midwest
Percent
change from—
May
2007
Apr.
2008
222.964
232.763
212.004
163.787
213.089
207.644
267.661
276.545
266.787
258.553
229.145
232.894
4.4
4.2
5.4
6.6
8.2
10.9
15.5
4.3
3.1
20.4
2.6
2.2
0.9
.9
1.3
2.6
2.3
4.0
5.4
.6
.2
7.1
.1
.1
142.781
327.373
283.056
-.2
31.5
3.0
-.1
10.7
.2
South
Percent
change from—
Index
May
2008
May
2007
Apr.
2008
199.621
207.473
203.013
159.285
206.539
205.750
259.554
266.409
230.094
254.281
204.291
204.804
4.0
3.8
5.0
4.9
6.7
7.7
9.6
4.9
3.1
15.4
2.6
2.2
0.9
.9
1.3
2.0
2.1
3.5
4.8
1.0
.4
7.7
.0
-.1
139.027
333.826
247.708
1.0
18.6
2.6
-.5
10.3
.1
Index
May
2008
West
Percent
change from—
May
2007
Apr.
2008
201.857
209.926
207.436
164.979
214.295
216.608
262.393
266.523
228.484
246.722
206.328
206.139
4.6
4.5
5.3
5.5
7.9
10.0
13.3
4.9
3.8
19.7
2.8
2.4
1.0
1.0
1.2
2.1
2.1
3.4
4.6
.8
.5
7.1
.1
.1
143.242
327.941
246.040
.0
25.3
3.4
-.4
9.6
.3
Index
May
2008
Percent
change from—
May
2007
Apr.
2008
213.822
221.681
208.930
155.529
210.149
200.845
253.267
278.844
251.727
279.220
218.168
218.915
3.7
3.5
4.1
3.2
6.3
7.2
8.9
4.6
3.5
13.1
2.9
2.5
0.7
.7
1.1
1.2
1.5
2.2
3.2
1.2
.5
6.3
.2
.1
137.284
318.416
264.232
-.1
16.7
3.5
-.3
6.7
.3
Special aggregate indexes
All items less medical care .........................
All items less food .......................................
All items less shelter ...................................
Commodities less food ...............................
Nondurables ...............................................
Nondurables less food ................................
Nondurables less food and apparel ............
Services less rent of shelter 3 .....................
Services less medical care services ...........
Energy ........................................................
All items less energy ...................................
All items less food and energy ..................
Commodities less food and energy
commodities ....................................
Energy commodities ...............................
Services less energy services ................
1 Regions defined as the four Census regions. See map in technical
notes.
2 This index series was calculated using a Laspeyres estimator. All other
item stratum index series were calculated using a geometric means
estimator.
3 Indexes on a December 1982=100 base.
4
5
6
-
Indexes on a December 1997=100 base.
Special index based on a substantially smaller sample.
Indexes on a December 1993=100 base.
Data not available.
NOTE: Index applies to a month as a whole, not to any specific date.
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Table 12. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): Population size classes1, by expenditure category and
commodity and service group
(1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
Size class A 2
Item and group
Index
May
2008
Size class B/C 3
Percent change
from—
May
2007
Percent change
from—
Index
May
2008
Apr.
2008
Size class D
May
2007
Index
May
2008
Apr.
2008
Percent change
from—
May
2007
Apr.
2008
Expenditure category
All items 4 .............................................................................
197.898
197.898
4.0
0.9
133.997
4.4
0.8
1.0
-
-
-
-
-
209.308
337.562
4.6
All items (December 1977=100) ..........................................
-
-
Food and beverages ...........................................................
Food ..................................................................................
Food at home ..................................................................
Food away from home ....................................................
Alcoholic beverages ..........................................................
192.213
192.037
197.026
184.803
192.665
4.8
4.9
5.4
4.2
3.6
.6
.6
.8
.4
.4
132.391
132.553
131.427
134.459
130.135
5.2
5.3
6.1
4.3
3.2
.2
.3
.2
.4
-.4
210.466
210.642
207.213
218.086
207.400
5.4
5.6
6.7
4.2
2.7
.3
.3
.1
.6
-.7
Housing ...............................................................................
Shelter ..............................................................................
Rent of primary residence 5 ............................................
Owners’ equivalent rent of primary residence 5 6 ...........
Fuels and utilities ..............................................................
Household energy ...........................................................
Gas (piped) and electricity 5 .........................................
Electricity 5 ..................................................................
Utility (piped) gas service 5 .........................................
Household furnishings and operations .............................
199.446
214.547
209.370
212.263
224.967
229.367
214.365
186.213
276.454
121.488
3.2
2.5
3.8
2.5
11.0
12.3
9.3
5.4
17.3
-.2
.5
.1
.2
.1
3.4
4.0
3.8
2.5
6.4
.3
131.381
131.249
134.094
129.112
166.140
169.082
157.773
140.020
219.875
100.298
3.4
2.5
3.2
2.5
10.7
11.8
8.3
5.8
15.8
.4
.3
-.2
.0
-.1
2.9
3.5
3.1
2.9
3.7
.1
192.732
215.637
205.871
223.853
210.553
182.806
192.399
182.277
235.907
126.172
4.3
3.7
2.9
3.2
9.0
10.1
8.6
8.1
12.1
2.6
.6
.5
.3
.4
1.7
2.1
2.0
.5
7.2
.1
Apparel ...............................................................................
113.709
-.8
-1.0
89.838
.9
-1.1
113.858
-5.2
-2.0
Transportation .....................................................................
Private transportation ........................................................
New and used motor vehicles 3 ......................................
New vehicles .................................................................
New cars and trucks 3 7 ..............................................
New cars 7 ..................................................................
Used cars and trucks ....................................................
Motor fuel ........................................................................
Gasoline (all types) .......................................................
Gasoline, unleaded regular 7 ......................................
Gasoline, unleaded midgrade 7 8 ...............................
Gasoline, unleaded premium 7 ...................................
199.653
199.486
93.887
117.386
92.447
118.459
130.460
468.053
464.789
478.236
314.082
409.465
7.7
7.5
-.1
-1.1
-1.0
-.5
1.4
20.4
20.0
19.8
20.4
19.9
3.3
3.3
-.2
-.4
-.4
-.2
-.3
9.3
9.4
9.5
9.0
8.9
145.550
145.396
93.567
94.170
94.255
96.189
91.698
320.333
320.090
328.182
312.254
297.139
8.6
8.5
-.5
-1.2
-1.2
-.6
1.3
22.7
22.2
22.0
22.6
22.2
3.4
3.4
-.4
-.4
-.3
.0
-.3
9.6
9.8
9.9
9.7
9.0
207.285
202.799
92.794
138.520
95.578
139.553
125.733
308.618
305.173
292.480
344.346
307.249
7.6
7.4
-1.0
-2.3
-2.3
.6
1.4
18.5
17.9
17.0
20.8
19.5
3.6
3.6
-.4
-.4
-.5
-.4
-.3
9.5
9.7
9.7
10.0
9.1
Medical care .......................................................................
Medical care commodities ................................................
Medical care services .......................................................
Professional services ......................................................
287.291
232.553
303.436
243.763
3.8
1.9
4.4
3.7
.2
-.6
.5
.8
153.195
138.205
158.529
144.861
4.4
1.9
5.2
3.7
-.2
-1.0
.1
.2
355.712
298.729
375.444
319.810
4.2
4.8
4.0
4.7
.3
.2
.4
.7
Recreation 3 ........................................................................
114.800
1.2
.1
109.841
1.0
.1
115.442
2.2
.1
Education and communication 3 .........................................
124.673
3.8
.2
118.144
1.8
.3
125.019
2.3
.2
Other goods and services ...................................................
272.545
3.1
.3
152.339
3.9
.4
355.006
5.6
.7
197.898
170.119
156.009
210.942
283.166
103.935
219.820
215.398
195.339
241.662
4.0
4.7
4.6
8.7
12.1
-1.3
3.5
2.5
4.4
3.7
.9
1.4
2.0
3.3
4.8
-.2
.5
.1
1.1
.3
133.997
126.064
122.248
159.920
194.610
86.552
137.130
131.496
134.113
135.277
4.4
5.5
5.7
10.5
13.3
-1.1
3.5
2.5
5.0
2.6
.8
1.4
2.0
3.6
4.9
-.4
.3
-.2
.8
.3
209.308
179.254
162.958
212.553
264.715
114.487
241.863
223.016
251.931
293.710
4.6
5.0
4.7
8.1
11.5
-.2
4.2
3.7
4.2
3.6
1.0
1.5
2.1
3.6
5.0
-.3
.6
.5
.4
.5
Commodity and service group
All items 4 .............................................................................
Commodities .......................................................................
Commodities less food and beverages .............................
Nondurables less food and beverages ...........................
Nondurables less food, beverages, and apparel ..........
Durables .........................................................................
Services ..............................................................................
Rent of shelter 6 ................................................................
Transportation services ....................................................
Other services ...................................................................
See footnotes at end of table.
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Table 12. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): Population size classes1, by expenditure category and
commodity and service group-Continued
(1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
Size class A 2
Item and group
Index
May
2008
Size class B/C 3
Percent change
from—
May
2007
Apr.
2008
Index
May
2008
Size class D
Percent change
from—
May
2007
Apr.
2008
Index
May
2008
Percent change
from—
May
2007
Apr.
2008
Special aggregate indexes
All items less medical care ...................................................
All items less food .................................................................
All items less shelter .............................................................
Commodities less food .........................................................
Nondurables .........................................................................
Nondurables less food ..........................................................
Nondurables less food and apparel ......................................
Services less rent of shelter 6 ...............................................
Services less medical care services .....................................
Energy ..................................................................................
All items less energy .............................................................
All items less food and energy ............................................
Commodities less food and energy commodities .............
Energy commodities .........................................................
Services less energy services ..........................................
193.467
198.940
190.781
157.854
201.617
209.884
271.949
224.908
213.739
326.689
189.310
188.966
127.624
472.082
220.266
1 See region and area size on Table 10 for information about population
size classes.
2 Indexes on a December 1986=100 base.
3 Indexes on a December 1997=100 base.
4 The ’All items’ index size B/C is on a December 1996=100 base.
5 This index series was calculated using a Laspeyres estimator. All
other item stratum index series were calculated using a geometric means
4.0
3.8
4.8
4.6
6.8
8.3
11.3
4.8
3.4
17.0
2.7
2.3
-.2
22.2
3.1
0.9
.9
1.3
1.9
2.0
3.1
4.4
1.0
.5
7.1
.2
.1
-.3
9.1
.3
130.764
132.095
132.641
122.473
145.874
158.002
188.811
143.012
135.107
235.589
124.266
122.713
99.085
326.812
135.549
4.4
4.3
5.2
5.6
8.0
10.1
12.6
4.6
3.3
18.1
2.8
2.3
.5
24.5
3.1
0.8
.9
1.2
1.9
2.0
3.3
4.5
.8
.3
7.1
.0
-.1
-.4
9.5
.0
199.763
209.006
209.002
164.188
212.887
211.961
259.682
273.532
227.784
245.488
205.719
205.280
143.395
306.888
247.349
4.6
4.4
5.0
4.6
6.9
7.8
11.0
4.7
4.2
15.2
3.2
2.7
.3
18.5
3.8
1.0
1.1
1.2
2.0
2.1
3.4
4.6
.7
.6
6.6
.2
.2
-.4
9.1
.5
estimator.
6 Indexes on a December 1982=100 base.
7 Special index based on a substantially smaller sample.
8 Indexes on a December 1993=100 base.
- Data not available.
NOTE: Index applies to a month as a whole, not to any specific date.
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Table 13. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): Cross classification of regions and population size
classes1, by expenditure category and commodity and service group
(1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
Northeast
Size class B/C 2
Size class A
Item and group
Index
Percent change from—
May
2007
May
2008
Percent change from—
Index
Apr.
2008
May
2007
May
2008
Apr.
2008
Expenditure category
All items 3 ...................................................................................
All items (December 1977=100) ................................................
232.005
358.492
4.1
0.9
136.913
4.9
0.9
-
-
-
-
-
Food and beverages ................................................................
Food .......................................................................................
Food at home .......................................................................
Food away from home ..........................................................
Alcoholic beverages ...............................................................
216.580
216.085
217.612
217.312
222.005
5.0
5.1
5.3
4.8
4.1
.4
.4
.6
.3
.1
134.482
134.856
133.455
137.294
128.605
5.0
5.0
5.9
3.7
4.4
.4
.3
.0
.7
1.0
Housing ....................................................................................
Shelter ....................................................................................
Rent of primary residence 4 .................................................
Owners’ equivalent rent of primary residence 4 5 .................
Fuels and utilities ....................................................................
Household energy ................................................................
Gas (piped) and electricity 4 ...............................................
Electricity 4 .......................................................................
Utility (piped) gas service 4 ..............................................
Household furnishings and operations ...................................
244.830
288.801
279.730
294.422
222.609
218.520
204.724
181.419
247.772
129.298
3.2
2.2
3.7
2.1
13.5
14.7
6.4
3.6
11.1
-.7
.4
.0
.2
.1
2.3
2.6
1.6
1.1
2.4
.9
138.350
133.948
137.349
129.790
198.008
203.207
160.313
133.096
218.460
102.960
4.4
2.6
3.4
1.8
15.6
16.4
3.3
-1.8
16.1
-.4
.3
-.3
.1
-.3
2.8
3.2
1.1
.6
2.4
.5
Apparel .....................................................................................
116.176
-2.9
-.6
87.633
-.5
-1.1
Transportation ..........................................................................
Private transportation .............................................................
Motor fuel .............................................................................
Gasoline (all types) .............................................................
Gasoline, unleaded regular 6 ...........................................
Gasoline, unleaded midgrade 6 7 .....................................
Gasoline, unleaded premium 6 .........................................
203.438
197.518
306.285
303.263
307.058
299.394
289.901
9.1
9.3
25.7
25.2
25.6
24.4
24.0
3.9
4.1
12.3
12.4
12.7
12.0
11.6
141.961
142.739
315.125
314.295
320.499
312.178
291.421
9.0
8.8
25.8
25.5
25.5
25.5
24.8
3.4
3.5
10.4
10.5
10.6
10.4
9.8
Medical care .............................................................................
390.347
3.3
.5
157.803
3.7
.0
Recreation 2 .............................................................................
116.686
1.7
.1
112.948
2.3
.5
Education and communication 2 ..............................................
128.090
4.8
.3
117.943
3.9
.3
Other goods and services ........................................................
354.573
2.5
.3
158.401
3.6
.5
232.005
182.589
159.524
201.381
110.518
277.093
4.1
5.8
6.2
10.3
-.8
3.1
.9
1.8
2.6
4.2
-.1
.3
136.913
131.116
128.686
167.831
87.936
138.325
4.9
6.9
7.9
13.8
-.9
3.4
.9
1.9
2.7
4.3
.1
.0
224.903
211.637
162.173
210.688
202.706
273.684
267.812
255.952
231.643
235.971
4.1
5.2
6.1
7.7
10.0
4.4
3.1
20.0
2.6
2.1
.9
1.3
2.5
2.3
3.9
.7
.3
7.2
.2
.1
133.758
135.659
128.642
150.196
164.763
142.613
136.176
249.044
126.101
124.341
5.0
5.9
7.8
9.5
13.2
4.2
3.2
21.1
2.9
2.4
.9
1.3
2.6
2.4
4.1
.4
.1
6.8
.0
.0
Commodity and service group
All items 3 ...................................................................................
Commodities ............................................................................
Commodities less food and beverages ..................................
Nondurables less food and beverages .................................
Durables ...............................................................................
Services ....................................................................................
Special aggregate indexes
All items less medical care .........................................................
All items less shelter ...................................................................
Commodities less food ...............................................................
Nondurables ...............................................................................
Nondurables less food ................................................................
Services less rent of shelter 5 ....................................................
Services less medical care services ...........................................
Energy ........................................................................................
All items less energy ..................................................................
All items less food and energy .................................................
See footnotes at end of table.
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Table 13. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): Cross classification of regions and population size
classes1, by expenditure category and commodity and service group-Continued
(1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
Midwest
Size class B/C 2
Size class A
Item and group
Index
May
2008
Percent
change from—
May
2007
Apr.
2008
Size class D
Percent
change from—
Index
May
2008
May
2007
Apr.
2008
Index
May
2008
Percent
change from—
May
2007
Apr.
2008
Expenditure category
All items 3 ...................................................................................
All items (December 1977=100) ................................................
208.291
343.900
3.7
0.8
132.682
4.3
0.9
0.9
-
-
-
-
202.720
325.006
4.8
-
-
-
Food and beverages ................................................................
Food .......................................................................................
Food at home .......................................................................
Food away from home ..........................................................
Alcoholic beverages ...............................................................
207.212
206.878
206.196
208.299
209.043
4.6
4.7
5.1
4.2
3.8
.4
.4
.4
.5
.2
131.475
131.584
129.068
134.875
130.965
5.4
5.6
6.1
4.9
2.4
.3
.3
.4
.3
-.3
206.241
205.895
196.393
222.756
211.506
6.5
6.9
7.9
5.7
1.6
.6
.6
.3
1.1
-.1
Housing ....................................................................................
Shelter ....................................................................................
Rent of primary residence 4 .................................................
Owners’ equivalent rent of primary residence 4 5 .................
Fuels and utilities ....................................................................
Household energy ................................................................
Gas (piped) and electricity 4 ...............................................
Electricity 4 .......................................................................
Utility (piped) gas service 4 ..............................................
Household furnishings and operations ...................................
200.671
230.729
224.889
232.134
208.861
191.165
193.349
142.032
262.796
117.541
2.7
1.5
1.7
1.4
11.5
12.5
11.9
3.5
21.4
1.1
.3
-.1
.2
-.1
3.5
3.9
3.9
-.3
8.0
-.2
125.523
123.776
123.102
120.411
170.999
176.166
169.930
134.834
249.815
97.346
2.7
1.3
1.7
1.5
10.4
11.1
9.3
2.1
22.1
1.5
.4
-.2
.2
-.1
3.5
4.0
3.9
2.3
6.5
.4
188.843
208.957
194.004
215.487
218.213
175.793
184.559
151.147
261.904
118.170
4.6
4.0
3.8
3.3
8.9
10.2
8.4
3.8
16.5
2.1
.5
-.1
.4
.1
3.2
3.7
3.7
-1.0
11.8
.4
Apparel .....................................................................................
109.787
.2
-1.1
86.236
2.4
-2.6
124.390
.0
-2.3
Transportation ..........................................................................
Private transportation .............................................................
Motor fuel .............................................................................
Gasoline (all types) .............................................................
Gasoline, unleaded regular 6 ...........................................
Gasoline, unleaded midgrade 6 7 .....................................
Gasoline, unleaded premium 6 .........................................
207.393
204.153
341.337
339.610
340.985
358.663
321.699
7.7
7.5
17.8
17.9
18.3
17.8
16.9
3.6
3.6
10.2
10.4
10.5
10.1
9.9
152.570
152.726
342.643
342.827
351.189
336.612
315.970
8.0
7.8
18.6
18.6
18.8
18.3
18.0
3.9
4.0
10.9
11.3
11.3
11.4
10.4
192.936
185.007
287.707
283.547
273.241
330.243
289.467
7.4
7.1
16.5
16.1
16.0
16.1
17.2
3.8
3.8
10.3
10.4
10.4
10.7
9.4
Medical care .............................................................................
356.104
3.7
.3
156.807
3.2
-.3
353.555
2.6
.1
Recreation 2 .............................................................................
115.555
1.2
.0
113.625
3.1
.2
110.671
1.9
-.4
Education and communication 2 ..............................................
125.921
3.2
.0
124.226
2.2
.3
113.550
2.1
.4
Other goods and services ........................................................
332.606
2.8
.2
154.192
5.6
1.0
338.806
3.6
-.3
208.291
173.368
154.341
201.437
107.972
242.943
3.7
4.6
4.6
7.4
-.2
3.1
.8
1.4
2.0
3.6
-.6
.4
132.682
125.537
122.051
159.126
84.306
136.431
4.3
5.6
5.7
9.3
.1
3.2
.9
1.5
2.2
3.8
-.4
.4
202.720
178.172
163.082
213.870
112.004
229.530
4.8
5.6
4.8
7.5
.8
4.0
.9
1.6
2.1
3.7
-.5
.4
201.582
202.133
156.475
205.723
201.692
266.086
233.281
255.800
205.576
206.012
3.7
4.7
4.6
6.0
7.0
5.0
3.0
15.6
2.4
2.0
.9
1.2
1.9
2.1
3.4
1.0
.4
7.5
.0
.0
129.573
134.453
122.304
145.082
157.167
149.234
133.718
248.557
122.758
121.085
4.3
5.4
5.6
7.5
9.0
5.1
3.1
15.4
2.8
2.3
1.0
1.3
2.1
2.2
3.6
1.0
.5
8.0
.0
-.1
192.897
201.783
164.420
211.444
213.496
253.813
213.006
227.897
200.324
199.306
4.9
5.0
4.8
7.3
7.2
4.0
4.0
14.2
3.4
2.7
1.0
1.3
2.0
2.3
3.5
.8
.4
7.6
.0
-.2
Commodity and service group
All items 3 ...................................................................................
Commodities ............................................................................
Commodities less food and beverages ..................................
Nondurables less food and beverages .................................
Durables ...............................................................................
Services ....................................................................................
Special aggregate indexes
All items less medical care .........................................................
All items less shelter ...................................................................
Commodities less food ...............................................................
Nondurables ...............................................................................
Nondurables less food ................................................................
Services less rent of shelter 5 ....................................................
Services less medical care services ...........................................
Energy ........................................................................................
All items less energy ..................................................................
All items less food and energy .................................................
See footnotes at end of table.
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Table 13. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): Cross classification of regions and population size
classes1, by expenditure category and commodity and service group-Continued
(1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
South
Size class B/C 2
Size class A
Item and group
Index
May
2008
Percent
change from—
May
2007
Apr.
2008
Size class D
Percent
change from—
Index
May
2008
May
2007
Apr.
2008
Index
May
2008
Percent
change from—
May
2007
Apr.
2008
Expenditure category
All items 3 ...................................................................................
All items (December 1977=100) ................................................
211.846
341.990
4.4
0.9
133.714
4.6
0.9
1.2
-
-
-
-
211.225
343.011
5.1
-
-
-
Food and beverages ................................................................
Food .......................................................................................
Food at home .......................................................................
Food away from home ..........................................................
Alcoholic beverages ...............................................................
210.958
211.927
207.855
219.778
198.716
4.7
5.0
5.6
4.4
1.2
.4
.4
.4
.4
.4
131.528
131.919
131.395
133.040
125.161
5.0
5.1
5.8
4.3
2.3
.3
.3
.4
.3
-1.0
206.273
205.889
207.864
206.861
208.343
4.9
4.6
5.9
2.9
8.3
.0
.0
-.4
.6
.1
Housing ....................................................................................
Shelter ....................................................................................
Rent of primary residence 4 .................................................
Owners’ equivalent rent of primary residence 4 5 .................
Fuels and utilities ....................................................................
Household energy ................................................................
Gas (piped) and electricity 4 ...............................................
Electricity 4 .......................................................................
Utility (piped) gas service 4 ..............................................
Household furnishings and operations ...................................
205.346
225.807
225.936
229.280
214.312
197.965
200.416
180.855
266.049
135.483
4.2
3.4
4.1
3.0
11.6
13.1
12.3
9.9
22.4
.9
.6
.3
.3
.3
3.0
3.6
3.6
2.3
8.7
-.1
131.577
133.620
136.322
131.933
154.062
154.813
150.635
140.448
212.615
98.444
3.5
2.7
3.5
3.1
10.5
11.6
10.3
8.7
17.9
.3
.5
.1
.1
.0
2.7
3.4
3.3
3.2
3.7
.0
191.497
214.642
210.952
224.051
205.450
184.024
187.053
180.696
220.337
121.202
4.4
3.8
3.6
3.8
10.1
11.0
9.8
8.9
16.5
-.6
.8
.7
.4
.9
1.6
1.9
1.9
1.5
4.3
.0
Apparel .....................................................................................
148.447
-1.2
-1.7
90.003
-.4
-.3
114.262
-7.9
-1.5
Transportation ..........................................................................
Private transportation .............................................................
Motor fuel .............................................................................
Gasoline (all types) .............................................................
Gasoline, unleaded regular 6 ...........................................
Gasoline, unleaded midgrade 6 7 .....................................
Gasoline, unleaded premium 6 .........................................
202.886
203.407
332.152
328.339
331.961
325.738
317.043
8.2
8.0
24.1
23.8
23.8
23.7
23.4
3.5
3.6
9.7
9.8
10.0
9.5
9.3
144.808
144.556
323.308
322.832
334.115
311.331
299.819
9.7
9.6
24.8
24.4
24.5
24.4
23.5
3.7
3.7
9.6
9.7
9.9
9.4
8.9
222.578
221.501
312.236
307.747
300.028
357.679
311.831
11.0
11.0
25.9
25.4
25.8
24.7
24.6
4.3
4.3
10.2
10.5
10.7
10.4
9.8
Medical care .............................................................................
335.726
3.6
-.2
149.581
5.0
-.4
345.013
4.8
.0
Recreation 2 .............................................................................
114.245
-.1
.2
112.427
1.7
.0
117.327
2.4
.1
Education and communication 2 ..............................................
119.583
3.0
.1
116.461
1.0
.2
123.193
1.7
.0
Other goods and services ........................................................
319.382
4.2
.6
149.913
3.2
.3
341.910
6.0
1.1
211.846
180.599
163.091
213.321
116.088
242.528
4.4
5.0
5.0
9.8
-2.1
4.1
.9
1.4
2.0
3.4
-.2
.6
133.714
125.663
122.249
160.228
87.080
137.145
4.6
5.6
5.9
10.6
-1.1
3.7
.9
1.5
2.1
3.7
-.3
.4
211.225
183.452
171.271
223.050
117.289
240.344
5.1
5.9
6.3
11.2
-1.3
4.5
1.2
1.8
2.6
4.3
-.3
.7
205.325
207.416
164.727
212.404
212.247
267.899
232.398
254.168
209.156
209.091
4.5
5.0
4.8
7.4
9.3
5.0
4.1
19.5
2.8
2.4
.9
1.2
1.9
1.9
3.2
.9
.6
7.1
.1
.1
130.704
131.412
122.310
145.627
158.145
140.416
135.563
226.428
124.179
122.716
4.5
5.3
5.8
8.0
10.2
4.8
3.5
19.6
2.8
2.3
1.0
1.2
2.0
2.1
3.4
.8
.5
7.2
.1
.0
200.896
211.492
172.189
216.385
222.190
269.520
225.350
243.643
205.075
205.294
5.1
5.6
6.5
8.5
11.2
5.0
4.5
19.9
2.9
2.5
1.3
1.4
2.6
2.5
4.2
.6
.7
7.0
.2
.3
Commodity and service group
All items 3 ...................................................................................
Commodities ............................................................................
Commodities less food and beverages ..................................
Nondurables less food and beverages .................................
Durables ...............................................................................
Services ....................................................................................
Special aggregate indexes
All items less medical care .........................................................
All items less shelter ...................................................................
Commodities less food ...............................................................
Nondurables ...............................................................................
Nondurables less food ................................................................
Services less rent of shelter 5 ....................................................
Services less medical care services ...........................................
Energy ........................................................................................
All items less energy ..................................................................
All items less food and energy .................................................
See footnotes at end of table.
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Table 13. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): Cross classification of regions and population size
classes1, by expenditure category and commodity and service group-Continued
(1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
West
Size class B/C 2
Size class A
Item and group
Index
Percent change from—
May
2007
May
2008
Percent change from—
Index
Apr.
2008
May
2007
May
2008
Apr.
2008
Expenditure category
All items 3 ...................................................................................
All items (December 1977=100) ................................................
224.704
366.411
3.7
0.9
134.023
3.8
0.2
-
-
-
-
-
Food and beverages ................................................................
Food .......................................................................................
Food at home .......................................................................
Food away from home ..........................................................
Alcoholic beverages ...............................................................
219.654
219.064
226.466
209.116
224.388
4.6
4.6
5.6
3.5
4.2
1.0
1.0
1.4
.5
.6
133.843
133.230
132.121
134.958
145.764
5.8
5.8
6.9
4.1
6.4
-.1
-.1
-.4
.4
-.6
Housing ....................................................................................
Shelter ....................................................................................
Rent of primary residence 4 .................................................
Owners’ equivalent rent of primary residence 4 5 .................
Fuels and utilities ....................................................................
Household energy ................................................................
Gas (piped) and electricity 4 ...............................................
Electricity 4 .......................................................................
Utility (piped) gas service 4 ..............................................
Household furnishings and operations ...................................
237.845
265.622
270.103
278.814
243.574
239.994
240.788
244.265
266.900
134.894
2.8
2.9
4.5
3.3
6.5
7.1
6.2
2.3
17.4
-1.3
.7
.2
.2
.2
5.3
7.1
7.2
6.8
8.1
.6
131.418
131.467
136.773
130.981
163.563
164.847
161.459
147.815
196.827
106.006
3.0
3.1
3.5
2.9
6.1
7.1
6.4
8.2
2.0
.1
-.3
-.8
-.6
-.4
2.7
3.3
3.4
4.8
.2
-.3
Apparel .....................................................................................
115.973
1.5
-.8
95.269
3.6
-1.9
Transportation ..........................................................................
Private transportation .............................................................
Motor fuel .............................................................................
Gasoline (all types) .............................................................
Gasoline, unleaded regular 6 ...........................................
Gasoline, unleaded midgrade 6 7 .....................................
Gasoline, unleaded premium 6 .........................................
201.176
196.385
314.976
311.677
315.132
285.470
295.769
6.2
5.9
16.0
15.1
15.3
15.1
14.5
2.4
2.2
6.3
6.2
6.4
5.8
5.6
143.903
142.414
289.417
289.484
290.535
283.394
273.883
6.5
6.1
19.1
18.0
18.1
17.5
17.6
2.4
2.4
7.8
7.8
7.8
7.8
7.8
Medical care .............................................................................
362.331
4.6
.2
154.836
4.9
.2
Recreation 2 .............................................................................
112.814
1.5
.2
98.009
-4.0
-.3
Education and communication 2 ..............................................
123.356
3.8
.3
115.536
1.9
.4
Other goods and services ........................................................
352.561
3.2
.3
149.835
4.1
.0
224.704
176.714
151.334
194.940
111.188
266.586
3.7
3.8
3.2
7.4
-2.0
3.7
.9
1.2
1.3
2.4
-.1
.7
134.023
123.480
117.458
152.708
87.129
137.050
3.8
4.2
3.4
8.7
-2.3
3.4
.2
.6
1.0
2.4
-.6
-.1
218.332
208.936
154.716
209.261
197.785
278.599
258.561
283.807
222.174
223.473
3.7
4.2
3.2
6.0
7.1
4.7
3.6
13.0
2.9
2.6
.9
1.3
1.3
1.7
2.3
1.4
.7
6.6
.4
.3
129.907
131.316
118.244
143.540
152.316
143.111
134.830
232.651
124.683
123.221
3.7
4.1
3.5
7.3
8.5
4.0
3.2
14.4
2.7
2.2
.2
.7
.9
1.2
2.2
.9
-.1
6.1
-.4
-.4
Commodity and service group
All items 3 ...................................................................................
Commodities ............................................................................
Commodities less food and beverages ..................................
Nondurables less food and beverages .................................
Durables ...............................................................................
Services ....................................................................................
Special aggregate indexes
All items less medical care .........................................................
All items less shelter ...................................................................
Commodities less food ...............................................................
Nondurables ...............................................................................
Nondurables less food ................................................................
Services less rent of shelter 5 ....................................................
Services less medical care services ...........................................
Energy ........................................................................................
All items less energy ..................................................................
All items less food and energy .................................................
1 See region and area size on Table 10 for information about cross classifications.
2 Indexes on a December 1997=100 base.
3 The ’All items’ index size B/C is on a December 1996=100 base.
4 This index series was calculated using a Laspeyres estimator. All other item
stratum index series were calculated using a geometric means estimator.
5 Indexes on a December 1982=100 base.
6 Special index based on a substantially smaller sample.
7 Indexes on a December 1993=100 base.
- Data not available.
NOTE: Index applies to a month as a whole, not to any specific date.
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Table 14. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): Food at home, selected areas
(1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
Food at home
Indexes
Area
Percent change to
May 2008 from—
Pricing
schedule
1
Feb.
2008
Mar.
2008
Apr.
2008
May
2008
M
208.329
208.203
210.851
Northeast urban ..............................................
Size A - More than 1,500,000 .....................
Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 3 ................
M
M
M
212.638
212.616
132.028
213.097
213.464
131.775
Midwest urban ................................................
Size A - More than 1,500,000 .....................
Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 3 ................
Size D - Nonmetropolitan (less than
50,000) ...............................................
M
M
M
198.691
203.639
126.997
M
U.S. city average ............................................
Percent change to
Apr. 2008 from—
May
2007
Mar.
2008
Apr.
2008
Apr.
2007
Feb.
2008
Mar.
2008
211.863
5.8
1.8
0.5
5.9
1.2
1.3
215.925
216.359
133.439
216.798
217.612
133.455
5.5
5.3
5.9
1.7
1.9
1.3
.4
.6
.0
5.7
5.0
7.1
1.5
1.8
1.1
1.3
1.4
1.3
198.336
202.640
127.112
200.755
205.342
128.545
201.553
206.196
129.068
5.7
5.1
6.1
1.6
1.8
1.5
.4
.4
.4
6.0
5.4
6.5
1.0
.8
1.2
1.2
1.3
1.1
193.028
194.037
195.882
196.393
7.9
1.2
.3
7.2
1.5
1.0
Region and area size2
South urban ....................................................
Size A - More than 1,500,000 .....................
Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 3 ................
Size D - Nonmetropolitan (less than
50,000) ...............................................
M
M
M
204.722
206.201
129.365
204.195
205.281
129.091
206.685
207.124
130.878
207.310
207.855
131.395
5.8
5.6
5.8
1.5
1.3
1.8
.3
.4
.4
6.3
5.6
6.5
1.0
.4
1.2
1.2
.9
1.4
M
205.365
205.648
208.605
207.864
5.9
1.1
-.4
6.9
1.6
1.4
West urban .....................................................
Size A - More than 1,500,000 .....................
Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 3 ................
M
M
M
218.109
221.681
129.301
218.231
221.300
129.925
221.142
223.264
132.615
222.973
226.466
132.121
6.0
5.6
6.9
2.2
2.3
1.7
.8
1.4
-.4
5.8
5.0
7.4
1.4
.7
2.6
1.3
.9
2.1
M
M
M
193.676
129.336
203.415
193.399
129.317
203.964
195.558
131.184
206.952
197.026
131.427
207.213
5.4
6.1
6.7
1.9
1.6
1.6
.8
.2
.1
5.2
6.8
6.9
1.0
1.4
1.7
1.1
1.4
1.5
Size classes
A 4 ..............................................................
B/C 3 ...........................................................
D .................................................................
Selected local areas5
Chicago-Gary-Kenosha, IL-IN-WI ...................
Los Angeles-Riverside-Orange County, CA ...
New York-Northern N.J.-Long Island,
NY-NJ-CT-PA .........................................
M
M
212.607
227.326
211.545
227.018
214.002
228.342
214.837
231.294
6.0
4.7
1.6
1.9
.4
1.3
7.0
4.0
.7
.4
1.2
.6
M
213.504
215.803
218.925
220.396
5.9
2.1
.7
5.8
2.5
1.4
Boston-Brockton-Nashua, MA-NH-ME-CT .....
Cleveland-Akron, OH ......................................
Dallas-Fort Worth, TX .....................................
Washington-Baltimore, DC-MD-VA-WV 3 ......
1
1
1
1
212.839
204.006
193.795
132.457
210.534
203.135
193.528
132.433
214.226
207.481
195.702
132.851
215.264
209.537
195.377
132.774
3.5
5.6
6.2
4.3
2.2
3.2
1.0
.3
.5
1.0
-.2
-.1
2.7
3.5
5.8
4.1
.7
1.7
1.0
.3
1.8
2.1
1.1
.3
Atlanta, GA .....................................................
Detroit-Ann Arbor-Flint, MI ..............................
Houston-Galveston-Brazoria, TX ....................
Miami-Fort Lauderdale, FL .............................
Philadelphia-Wilmington-Atlantic City,
PA-NJ-DE-MD ........................................
San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, CA ...........
Seattle-Tacoma-Bremerton, WA ....................
2
2
2
2
215.873
187.767
194.868
219.550
211.062
185.771
194.040
220.611
215.418
188.637
194.420
221.909
215.259
190.838
196.582
226.386
5.2
1.6
5.0
8.0
2.0
2.7
1.3
2.6
-.1
1.2
1.1
2.0
5.6
2.0
5.2
7.2
-.2
.5
-.2
1.1
2.1
1.5
.2
.6
2
2
2
212.247
223.293
219.283
212.691
223.281
221.914
214.799
225.140
225.513
216.092
228.742
229.113
5.5
7.1
6.4
1.6
2.4
3.2
.6
1.6
1.6
4.6
5.5
5.5
1.2
.8
2.8
1.0
.8
1.6
1 Foods, fuels, and several other items priced every month in all areas;
most other goods and services priced as indicated:
M - Every month.
1 - January, March, May, July, September, and November.
2 - February, April, June, August, October, and December.
2 Regions defined as the four Census regions. See map in technical
notes.
3 Indexes on a December 1997=100 base.
4 Indexes on a December 1986=100 base.
5 In addition, the following metropolitan areas are published semiannually
and appear in Tables 34 and 39 of the January and July issues of the CPI
Detailed Report: Anchorage, AK; Cincinnati-Hamilton, OH-KY-IN;
Denver-Boulder-Greeley, CO; Honolulu, HI; Kansas City, MO-KS;
Milwaukee-Racine, WI; Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN-WI; Phoenix-Mesa, AZ;
Pittsburgh, PA; Portland-Salem, OR-WA; St. Louis, MO-IL; San Diego, CA;
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL.
NOTE: Index applies to a month as a whole, not to any specific date.
50
CPI Detailed Report-May 2008
Table 15. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): Areas priced monthly, by expenditure category and commodity
and service group
(1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
U.S.
city
average
Item and group
Index
May
2008
ChicagoGaryKenosha, IL-IN-WI
Percent
change from—
May
2007
Apr.
2008
Percent
change from—
Index
May
2008
New YorkNorthern N.J.Long Island,
NY-NJ-CT-PA
Los AngelesRiversideOrange County, CA
May
2007
Apr.
2008
Index
May
2008
Percent
change from—
May
2007
Apr.
2008
Index
May
2008
Percent
change from—
May
2007
Apr.
2008
Expenditure category
All items ......................................................
All items (1967=100) ...................................
216.632
648.933
4.2
0.8
1.1
0.9
1.0
-
-
-
236.151
682.680
4.0
-
226.651
669.627
3.7
-
214.932
642.126
4.5
-
-
-
Food and beverages .................................
Food ........................................................
Food at home ........................................
Food away from home ..........................
Alcoholic beverages ................................
212.251
212.054
211.863
213.967
213.532
5.0
5.1
5.8
4.3
3.4
.4
.5
.5
.4
.0
209.854
208.783
214.837
196.095
223.620
5.5
5.4
6.0
4.8
5.6
.7
.7
.4
1.1
.6
219.484
217.976
231.294
199.118
228.518
3.7
3.7
4.7
2.4
4.0
1.0
1.0
1.3
.6
1.6
221.159
220.416
220.396
226.328
228.074
5.5
5.7
5.9
5.5
3.7
.5
.5
.7
.4
.3
Housing .....................................................
Shelter ....................................................
Rent of primary residence 1 ..................
Owners’ equivalent rent of primary
residence 1 2 .................................
Fuels and utilities ....................................
Household energy .................................
Gas (piped) and electricity 1 ...............
Electricity 1 ........................................
Utility (piped) gas service 1 ...............
Household furnishings and operations ...
215.809
246.069
241.803
3.3
2.6
3.5
.4
.0
.1
221.094
262.836
263.035
3.9
2.4
2.8
1.0
.1
.2
243.960
272.195
273.283
2.8
2.9
4.3
.6
.4
.4
253.161
303.001
292.639
3.2
2.6
4.5
.4
.0
.2
251.576
219.881
201.212
200.999
182.260
258.374
127.598
2.6
10.7
11.9
8.8
5.8
16.5
.2
.1
3.1
3.7
3.4
2.5
5.5
.2
263.144
214.694
200.907
204.540
133.355
300.757
108.460
2.5
16.7
17.7
17.3
2.1
31.5
.8
-.3
7.7
8.5
8.5
-.8
16.6
-.4
283.530
258.745
266.466
264.426
260.960
302.259
126.309
3.5
7.5
7.8
7.0
-2.5
28.7
-1.8
.3
3.2
4.1
4.0
-1.0
13.6
.9
310.265
207.321
210.660
194.648
171.415
240.687
128.486
3.1
12.3
13.2
5.5
3.1
9.3
-2.0
.3
3.1
3.4
2.8
1.1
5.7
.8
Apparel .....................................................
120.752
-.6
-1.1
92.813
-6.3
.8
109.104
6.0
.3
112.882
-4.0
.9
Transportation ...........................................
Private transportation ..............................
Motor fuel ..............................................
Gasoline (all types) .............................
Gasoline, unleaded regular 3 ............
Gasoline, unleaded midgrade 3 4 .....
Gasoline, unleaded premium 3 .........
205.262
201.133
322.124
319.787
320.646
325.561
304.345
8.1
7.9
21.2
20.8
20.5
21.4
20.9
3.4
3.4
9.5
9.5
9.7
9.4
8.9
196.679
193.855
341.020
338.475
335.027
351.233
318.265
8.2
7.7
16.8
16.9
16.9
17.0
16.6
3.3
3.0
9.4
9.5
9.5
9.4
9.4
200.764
194.501
308.766
301.553
302.937
284.491
286.116
6.0
5.9
15.5
15.1
15.5
14.6
14.1
2.1
1.7
4.6
4.5
4.7
4.2
4.2
211.635
202.221
294.561
292.904
298.627
288.883
284.199
9.6
9.8
25.7
25.5
26.0
24.7
24.4
4.2
4.5
12.6
12.7
13.0
12.3
11.9
Medical care .............................................
363.396
4.1
.1
361.983
5.5
.1
352.329
4.1
.2
369.871
2.8
1.1
Recreation 5 ..............................................
112.987
1.2
.1
112.385
3.4
.1
115.381
.6
.8
115.043
.4
.1
Education and communication 5 ...............
122.348
3.0
.2
130.247
4.4
-.3
124.440
3.9
.3
128.332
3.8
.4
Other goods and services .........................
344.709
3.6
.4
331.624
3.3
-.2
340.275
3.3
-.1
343.477
2.3
.5
216.632
178.341
158.778
207.875
111.362
254.509
4.2
5.1
5.1
9.4
-1.1
3.5
.8
1.4
2.0
3.5
-.3
.4
214.932
169.015
145.791
191.800
101.341
258.056
4.5
4.0
3.4
5.1
-.2
4.7
1.1
1.4
1.8
3.4
-.9
.9
226.651
175.563
148.620
196.730
104.401
270.758
3.7
4.0
4.0
9.1
-2.1
3.5
.9
1.1
1.2
2.2
-.2
.8
236.151
183.881
156.802
195.282
107.527
281.010
4.0
5.4
5.2
9.1
-2.0
3.2
1.0
1.9
2.8
4.5
-.3
.5
209.170
207.566
160.880
211.240
208.233
271.467
243.982
257.106
214.101
215.180
4.2
4.9
5.0
7.3
9.0
4.7
3.4
17.4
2.7
2.3
.9
1.2
1.9
2.0
3.2
.9
.4
7.0
.1
.1
208.242
199.053
148.828
202.543
193.818
266.202
249.957
254.019
212.432
213.893
4.4
5.4
3.4
5.0
4.9
7.4
4.6
17.3
3.2
2.8
1.1
1.5
1.7
2.0
3.1
1.8
.9
9.0
.2
.1
220.468
206.843
152.532
211.226
201.055
276.211
263.313
296.116
223.229
224.626
3.7
4.1
4.0
6.5
8.8
4.2
3.4
13.1
2.8
2.6
.9
1.2
1.2
1.6
2.2
1.4
.8
4.5
.6
.5
230.053
210.162
159.952
210.771
197.699
266.407
273.482
246.402
236.787
241.256
4.0
4.8
5.2
7.4
8.8
4.0
3.2
19.2
2.6
2.1
1.0
1.6
2.7
2.4
4.2
1.3
.4
7.8
.4
.3
Commodity and service group
All items ......................................................
Commodities .............................................
Commodities less food and beverages ...
Nondurables less food and beverages
Durables ...............................................
Services ....................................................
Special aggregate indexes
All items less medical care .........................
All items less shelter ...................................
Commodities less food ...............................
Nondurables ...............................................
Nondurables less food ................................
Services less rent of shelter 2 .....................
Services less medical care services ...........
Energy ........................................................
All items less energy ...................................
All items less food and energy ..................
1 This index series was calculated using a Laspeyres estimator. All other item
stratum index series were calculated using a geometric means estimator.
2 Indexes on a December 1982=100 base.
3 Special index based on a substantially smaller sample.
4 Indexes on a December 1993=100 base.
5 Indexes on a December 1997=100 base.
- Data not available.
NOTE: Index applies to a month as a whole, not to any specific date.
51
CPI Detailed Report-May 2008
Table 16. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): Selected areas, by expenditure category and commodity and
service group
(1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
Monthly cities and pricing schedule 11
U.S.
city
average
BostonBrocktonNashua,
MA-NH-ME-CT
Item and group
Index
May
2008
Percent change
from—
May
2007
Index
May
2008
Mar.
2008
ChicagoGaryKenosha,
IL-IN-WI
Percent change
from—
May
2007
Index
May
2008
Mar.
2008
Percent change
from—
May
2007
Mar.
2008
Expenditure category
All items 3 .................................................................................
All items (1967=100) ................................................................
216.632
648.933
4.2
1.5
1.0
1.6
-
-
214.932
642.126
4.5
-
235.344
684.032
4.0
-
-
-
Food and beverages 3 ............................................................
Food 3 ...................................................................................
Food at home .....................................................................
Food away from home 4 .....................................................
Alcoholic beverages 4 ...........................................................
212.251
212.054
211.863
213.967
213.532
5.0
5.1
5.8
4.3
3.4
1.2
1.3
1.8
.7
.5
221.487
221.678
215.264
233.481
221.284
4.2
4.0
3.5
4.6
6.5
1.2
1.3
2.2
.3
-.1
209.854
208.783
214.837
196.095
223.620
5.5
5.4
6.0
4.8
5.6
1.5
1.5
1.6
1.5
.9
Housing 3 ................................................................................
Shelter ..................................................................................
Rent of primary residence 3 5 .............................................
Owners’ equivalent rent of primary residence 5 6 ...............
Fuels and utilities ..................................................................
Household energy ..............................................................
Gas (piped) and electricity 5 .............................................
Electricity 5 .....................................................................
Utility (piped) gas service 5 .............................................
Household furnishings and operations .................................
215.809
246.069
241.803
251.576
219.881
201.212
200.999
182.260
258.374
127.598
3.3
2.6
3.5
2.6
10.7
11.9
8.8
5.8
16.5
.2
.7
.0
.4
.2
5.1
6.1
5.7
3.8
10.4
.1
237.070
271.147
271.864
282.756
266.715
235.805
218.615
207.229
230.763
127.261
2.9
.4
1.7
-.8
23.8
25.4
11.1
4.0
29.8
-.3
.5
-.2
.4
-.3
3.6
3.9
-.1
2.4
-4.3
2.3
221.094
262.836
263.035
263.144
214.694
200.907
204.540
133.355
300.757
108.460
3.9
2.4
2.8
2.5
16.7
17.7
17.3
2.1
31.5
.8
1.3
-.3
.0
-.7
11.2
12.4
12.4
1.7
21.9
1.2
Apparel 3 ................................................................................
120.752
-.6
-.1
128.212
-6.5
-7.9
92.813
-6.3
-1.9
Transportation 3 ......................................................................
Private transportation ...........................................................
Motor fuel ...........................................................................
Gasoline (all types) ...........................................................
Gasoline, unleaded regular 7 ..........................................
Gasoline, unleaded midgrade 7 8 ...................................
Gasoline, unleaded premium 7 .......................................
205.262
201.133
322.124
319.787
320.646
325.561
304.345
8.1
7.9
21.2
20.8
20.5
21.4
20.9
5.2
5.3
15.6
15.7
15.9
15.4
14.8
191.417
191.168
320.983
315.579
315.524
312.834
302.982
7.8
8.0
27.8
27.3
27.7
26.1
25.3
5.0
5.0
19.2
19.7
20.1
18.5
18.2
196.679
193.855
341.020
338.475
335.027
351.233
318.265
8.2
7.7
16.8
16.9
16.9
17.0
16.6
6.1
5.9
19.6
19.8
19.9
19.7
19.2
Medical care 3 ........................................................................
363.396
4.1
.1
495.465
3.5
-.4
361.983
5.5
-.1
Recreation 9 ...........................................................................
112.987
1.2
.2
118.515
1.8
.2
112.385
3.4
-.3
Education and communication 9 .............................................
122.348
3.0
.4
130.743
9.0
.1
130.247
4.4
-.4
Other goods and services 3 ....................................................
344.709
3.6
.8
365.888
4.7
.2
331.624
3.3
.8
216.632
178.341
158.778
207.875
111.362
254.509
4.2
5.1
5.1
9.4
-1.1
3.5
1.5
2.6
3.3
6.0
-.6
.7
235.344
184.038
163.118
218.179
110.755
280.829
4.0
6.2
7.5
13.5
-1.1
2.6
1.0
2.7
3.7
5.9
.4
-.2
214.932
169.015
145.791
191.800
101.341
258.056
4.5
4.0
3.4
5.1
-.2
4.7
1.6
2.4
2.9
5.9
-1.9
1.1
209.170
207.566
160.880
211.240
208.233
271.467
243.982
257.106
214.101
215.180
4.2
4.9
5.0
7.3
9.0
4.7
3.4
17.4
2.7
2.3
1.5
2.1
3.2
3.7
5.6
1.5
.7
11.5
.3
.1
224.552
223.604
165.592
218.345
216.995
305.954
264.537
272.080
234.804
237.970
4.1
6.0
7.5
8.6
12.9
5.8
2.5
27.1
1.8
1.4
1.1
1.6
3.5
3.5
5.5
-.1
-.2
11.2
-.1
-.4
208.242
199.053
148.828
202.543
193.818
266.202
249.957
254.019
212.432
213.893
4.4
5.4
3.4
5.0
4.9
7.4
4.6
17.3
3.2
2.8
1.7
2.5
2.8
3.6
5.4
2.7
1.2
16.2
.1
-.2
Commodity and service group
All items 3 .................................................................................
Commodities ..........................................................................
Commodities less food and beverages ................................
Nondurables less food and beverages ...............................
Durables .............................................................................
Services ..................................................................................
Special aggregate indexes
All items less medical care 3 ....................................................
All items less shelter .................................................................
Commodities less food .............................................................
Nondurables .............................................................................
Nondurables less food ..............................................................
Services less rent of shelter 6 ...................................................
Services less medical care services .........................................
Energy 3 ...................................................................................
All items less energy ................................................................
All items less food and energy 3 .............................................
See footnotes at end of table.
52
CPI Detailed Report-May 2008
Table 16. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): Selected areas, by expenditure category and commodity and
service group-Continued
(1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
Monthly cities and pricing schedule 11
ClevelandAkron, OH
Los AngelesRiversideOrange County, CA
DallasFort Worth, TX
Item and group
Index
May
2008
Percent change
from—
May
2007
Index
May
2008
Mar.
2008
Percent change
from—
May
2007
Index
May
2008
Mar.
2008
Percent change
from—
May
2007
Mar.
2008
Expenditure category
All items 3 .................................................................................
All items (1967=100) ................................................................
204.882
656.538
4.4
1.2
1.9
1.4
-
-
226.651
669.627
3.7
-
202.357
634.783
5.0
-
-
-
Food and beverages 3 ............................................................
Food 3 ...................................................................................
Food at home .....................................................................
Food away from home 4 .....................................................
Alcoholic beverages 4 ...........................................................
213.153
216.764
209.537
231.671
173.274
4.7
4.9
5.6
4.2
2.2
2.0
2.1
3.2
.8
.4
215.002
210.418
195.377
234.303
275.554
5.4
5.8
6.2
5.4
.8
.9
.7
1.0
.5
2.8
219.484
217.976
231.294
199.118
228.518
3.7
3.7
4.7
2.4
4.0
1.2
1.1
1.9
.1
3.5
Housing 3 ................................................................................
Shelter ..................................................................................
Rent of primary residence 3 5 .............................................
Owners’ equivalent rent of primary residence 5 6 ...............
Fuels and utilities ..................................................................
Household energy ..............................................................
Gas (piped) and electricity 5 .............................................
Electricity 5 .....................................................................
Utility (piped) gas service 5 .............................................
Household furnishings and operations .................................
193.017
214.405
208.606
210.087
212.761
207.898
207.327
140.393
280.693
119.270
2.6
.8
.6
-.1
13.3
14.6
13.7
5.9
19.8
.0
-.5
-1.8
.5
-.2
6.5
7.9
7.9
2.9
11.6
-1.5
181.626
184.023
182.579
196.721
243.922
248.979
245.948
230.508
281.253
134.917
3.8
3.0
3.4
2.3
10.4
12.8
12.1
11.7
13.9
.2
2.0
.9
.5
.8
8.3
10.7
10.8
8.4
28.7
.8
243.960
272.195
273.283
283.530
258.745
266.466
264.426
260.960
302.259
126.309
2.8
2.9
4.3
3.5
7.5
7.8
7.0
-2.5
28.7
-1.8
.6
.3
.4
.6
4.6
5.8
5.8
-.9
18.8
.2
Apparel 3 ................................................................................
117.142
7.0
-.6
126.359
1.0
.2
109.104
6.0
1.9
Transportation 3 ......................................................................
Private transportation ...........................................................
Motor fuel ...........................................................................
Gasoline (all types) ...........................................................
Gasoline, unleaded regular 7 ..........................................
Gasoline, unleaded midgrade 7 8 ...................................
Gasoline, unleaded premium 7 .......................................
212.328
213.844
381.698
378.328
370.118
379.385
358.712
9.1
9.0
21.8
21.7
22.3
20.4
20.0
5.8
5.9
16.3
16.3
17.0
14.6
14.8
209.441
210.477
335.734
333.848
331.942
330.612
323.063
10.9
10.5
24.9
24.7
25.1
24.0
23.9
5.3
5.2
15.3
15.5
15.7
15.1
14.7
200.764
194.501
308.766
301.553
302.937
284.491
286.116
6.0
5.9
15.5
15.1
15.5
14.6
14.1
4.0
4.0
11.5
11.3
11.6
11.1
10.7
Medical care 3 ........................................................................
340.920
10.5
.8
325.071
3.0
-.6
352.329
4.1
.3
Recreation 9 ...........................................................................
108.691
1.5
.2
114.174
-.5
-.9
115.381
.6
.8
Education and communication 9 .............................................
111.473
1.6
.7
130.780
4.5
-.2
124.440
3.9
.4
Other goods and services 3 ....................................................
328.805
-.5
.1
324.344
2.3
.7
340.275
3.3
.8
204.882
182.841
164.595
214.052
112.464
228.548
4.4
5.7
6.1
10.5
-.4
3.5
1.2
2.8
3.2
5.7
-.7
.1
202.357
178.195
159.273
199.113
123.751
226.400
5.0
5.4
5.4
10.1
-1.2
4.7
1.9
2.3
3.2
5.6
-.4
1.6
226.651
175.563
148.620
196.730
104.401
270.758
3.7
4.0
4.0
9.1
-2.1
3.5
1.4
2.4
3.0
5.3
.0
.7
198.756
203.031
164.967
215.483
210.487
247.892
220.044
272.414
199.626
196.557
4.0
6.1
6.0
7.8
9.9
6.6
2.8
18.8
2.7
2.3
1.2
2.6
3.1
4.0
5.4
2.2
.0
12.4
-.2
-.6
195.996
211.429
162.887
206.954
203.676
287.852
215.692
291.697
197.333
195.199
5.1
5.8
5.2
7.7
9.4
6.4
4.7
19.3
3.2
2.7
2.1
2.3
3.2
3.2
5.4
2.2
1.6
13.3
.5
.4
220.468
206.843
152.532
211.226
201.055
276.211
263.313
296.116
223.229
224.626
3.7
4.1
4.0
6.5
8.8
4.2
3.4
13.1
2.8
2.6
1.4
2.0
3.0
3.4
5.2
1.4
.7
9.7
.6
.5
Commodity and service group
All items 3 .................................................................................
Commodities ..........................................................................
Commodities less food and beverages ................................
Nondurables less food and beverages ...............................
Durables .............................................................................
Services ..................................................................................
Special aggregate indexes
All items less medical care 3 ....................................................
All items less shelter .................................................................
Commodities less food .............................................................
Nondurables .............................................................................
Nondurables less food ..............................................................
Services less rent of shelter 6 ...................................................
Services less medical care services .........................................
Energy 3 ...................................................................................
All items less energy ................................................................
All items less food and energy 3 .............................................
See footnotes at end of table.
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Table 16. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): Selected areas, by expenditure category and commodity
and service group-Continued
(1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
Monthly cities and pricing schedule 11
New YorkNorthern N.J.Long Island,
NY-NJ-CT-PA
Item and group
Index
May
2008
WashingtonBaltimore,
DC-MD-VA-WV
2
Percent change from—
May
2007
Percent change from—
Index
Mar.
2008
May
2007
May
2008
Mar.
2008
Expenditure category
All items 3 .................................................................................
All items (1967=100) ................................................................
236.151
682.680
4.0
1.3
139.649
5.0
1.1
-
-
-
-
-
Food and beverages 3 ............................................................
Food 3 ...................................................................................
Food at home .....................................................................
Food away from home 4 .....................................................
Alcoholic beverages 4 ...........................................................
221.159
220.416
220.396
226.328
228.074
5.5
5.7
5.9
5.5
3.7
1.5
1.6
2.1
1.0
-.3
135.161
136.259
132.774
138.218
118.706
4.2
4.5
4.3
4.8
1.3
.5
.5
.3
.8
-.4
Housing 3 ................................................................................
Shelter ..................................................................................
Rent of primary residence 3 5 .............................................
Owners’ equivalent rent of primary residence 5 6 ...............
Fuels and utilities ..................................................................
Household energy ..............................................................
Gas (piped) and electricity 5 .............................................
Electricity 5 .....................................................................
Utility (piped) gas service 5 .............................................
Household furnishings and operations .................................
253.161
303.001
292.639
310.265
207.321
210.660
194.648
171.415
240.687
128.486
3.2
2.6
4.5
3.1
12.3
13.2
5.5
3.1
9.3
-2.0
.2
-.4
.6
.6
5.1
5.6
4.4
3.4
6.1
.6
148.653
152.824
160.990
151.215
180.880
185.994
178.175
168.554
190.613
100.021
5.6
3.6
4.1
3.1
27.6
31.2
30.8
32.0
21.0
-1.1
.6
.6
.9
.5
1.8
2.0
1.8
-.6
9.8
-.8
Apparel 3 ................................................................................
112.882
-4.0
.1
90.855
-3.4
-5.0
Transportation 3 ......................................................................
Private transportation ...........................................................
Motor fuel ...........................................................................
Gasoline (all types) ...........................................................
Gasoline, unleaded regular 7 ..........................................
Gasoline, unleaded midgrade 7 8 ...................................
Gasoline, unleaded premium 7 .......................................
211.635
202.221
294.561
292.904
298.627
288.883
284.199
9.6
9.8
25.7
25.5
26.0
24.7
24.4
5.8
6.5
19.2
19.2
19.8
18.2
17.9
144.099
144.187
310.014
309.788
317.118
302.783
300.055
9.0
8.2
23.8
23.4
23.7
22.9
22.8
6.3
6.7
16.8
16.8
17.1
16.2
16.5
Medical care 3 ........................................................................
369.871
2.8
.9
140.809
5.2
.4
Recreation 9 ...........................................................................
115.043
.4
1.3
118.312
1.5
1.1
Education and communication 9 .............................................
128.332
3.8
.5
126.925
2.7
.1
Other goods and services 3 ....................................................
343.477
2.3
.4
154.942
4.3
.4
236.151
183.881
156.802
195.282
107.527
281.010
4.0
5.4
5.2
9.1
-2.0
3.2
1.3
3.0
4.0
6.4
-.5
.4
139.649
125.456
119.887
150.620
86.793
149.029
5.0
4.6
4.7
8.6
-1.5
5.3
1.1
1.8
2.6
4.2
.0
.8
230.053
210.162
159.952
210.771
197.699
266.407
273.482
246.402
236.787
241.256
4.0
4.8
5.2
7.4
8.8
4.0
3.2
19.2
2.6
2.1
1.3
2.4
3.8
3.9
6.0
1.6
.3
11.9
.3
.1
139.530
133.041
119.894
141.813
147.910
145.323
149.669
234.674
132.754
133.045
5.0
5.9
4.5
6.4
8.1
7.9
5.2
27.3
3.0
2.7
1.2
1.5
2.5
2.3
3.8
1.2
.7
9.5
.3
.2
Commodity and service group
All items 3 .................................................................................
Commodities ..........................................................................
Commodities less food and beverages ................................
Nondurables less food and beverages ...............................
Durables .............................................................................
Services ..................................................................................
Special aggregate indexes
All items less medical care 3 ....................................................
All items less shelter .................................................................
Commodities less food .............................................................
Nondurables .............................................................................
Nondurables less food ..............................................................
Services less rent of shelter 6 ...................................................
Services less medical care services .........................................
Energy 3 ...................................................................................
All items less energy ................................................................
All items less food and energy 3 .............................................
1 Areas on pricing schedule 2 (see Table 10) will appear next month.
2 For Washington-Baltimore, indexes are on a December 1997=100 base unless
otherwise noted.
3 For Washington-Baltimore, index is on a November 1996=100 base.
4 For Washington-Baltimore, index is on a November 1997=100 base.
5 This index series was calculated using a Laspeyres estimator. All other item
stratum index series were calculated using a geometric means estimator.
6 Indexes on a December 1982=100 base.
7 Special index based on a substantially smaller sample.
8 Indexes on a December 1993=100 base.
9 Indexes on a December 1997=100 base.
- Data not available.
NOTE: Index applies to a month as a whole, not to any specific date.
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Table 17. Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W): Selected areas, all items index
(1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
All items
Indexes
Area
Percent change to
May 2008 from—
Pricing
schedule
1
Feb.
2008
Mar.
2008
Apr.
2008
May
2008
M
207.254
209.147
210.698
Northeast urban ..............................................
Size A - More than 1,500,000 .....................
Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 3 ................
M
M
M
221.702
222.315
133.893
223.209
223.795
134.846
Midwest urban ................................................
Size A - More than 1,500,000 .....................
Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 3 ................
Size D - Nonmetropolitan (less than
50,000) ...............................................
M
M
M
197.110
197.549
128.695
M
South urban ....................................................
Size A - More than 1,500,000 .....................
Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 3 ................
Size D - Nonmetropolitan (less than
50,000) ...............................................
West urban .....................................................
Size A - More than 1,500,000 .....................
Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 3 ................
U.S. city average ............................................
Percent change to
Apr. 2008 from—
May
2007
Mar.
2008
Apr.
2008
Apr.
2007
Feb.
2008
Mar.
2008
212.788
4.5
1.7
1.0
4.2
1.7
0.7
224.794
225.144
136.141
227.114
227.412
137.624
4.7
4.4
5.2
1.7
1.6
2.1
1.0
1.0
1.1
4.2
3.9
4.8
1.4
1.3
1.7
.7
.6
1.0
198.989
199.378
129.922
200.788
200.989
131.354
202.912
202.969
132.867
4.3
3.9
4.7
2.0
1.8
2.3
1.1
1.0
1.2
4.4
3.9
4.9
1.9
1.7
2.1
.9
.8
1.1
195.774
197.864
199.325
201.494
5.1
1.8
1.1
5.0
1.8
.7
M
M
M
202.291
205.588
129.144
204.044
207.336
130.243
205.669
208.511
131.428
207.912
210.748
132.808
4.9
4.8
4.9
1.9
1.6
2.0
1.1
1.1
1.1
4.5
4.3
4.6
1.7
1.4
1.8
.8
.6
.9
M
205.523
207.600
209.641
212.533
5.5
2.4
1.4
4.5
2.0
1.0
M
M
M
210.816
212.614
131.148
213.159
214.954
132.640
214.355
216.055
133.570
216.029
218.141
134.133
4.0
4.0
4.0
1.3
1.5
1.1
.8
1.0
.4
3.8
3.7
4.0
1.7
1.6
1.8
.6
.5
.7
M
M
M
191.982
130.092
202.292
193.702
131.273
204.422
194.886
132.471
205.951
196.844
133.729
208.246
4.3
4.7
4.8
1.6
1.9
1.9
1.0
.9
1.1
3.9
4.6
4.5
1.5
1.8
1.8
.6
.9
.7
Region and area size2
Size classes
A 4 ..............................................................
B/C 3 ...........................................................
D .................................................................
Selected local areas5
Chicago-Gary-Kenosha, IL-IN-WI ...................
Los Angeles-Riverside-Orange County, CA ...
New York-Northern N.J.-Long Island,
NY-NJ-CT-PA .........................................
M
M
202.497
214.231
204.742
216.493
205.885
217.914
208.403
219.702
4.7
4.1
1.8
1.5
1.2
.8
4.5
3.7
1.7
1.7
.6
.7
M
225.281
226.951
228.215
230.923
4.3
1.8
1.2
3.8
1.3
.6
Boston-Brockton-Nashua, MA-NH-ME-CT .....
Cleveland-Akron, OH ......................................
Dallas-Fort Worth, TX .....................................
Washington-Baltimore, DC-MD-VA-WV 6 ......
1
1
1
1
-
232.656
192.995
201.892
137.544
-
235.419
195.898
206.258
139.332
4.4
4.8
5.7
5.3
1.2
1.5
2.2
1.3
-
-
-
-
Atlanta, GA .....................................................
Detroit-Ann Arbor-Flint, MI ..............................
Houston-Galveston-Brazoria, TX ....................
Miami-Fort Lauderdale, FL .............................
Philadelphia-Wilmington-Atlantic City,
PA-NJ-DE-MD ........................................
San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, CA ...........
Seattle-Tacoma-Bremerton, WA ....................
2
2
2
2
203.473
197.670
185.904
216.971
-
205.801
201.037
188.463
219.456
-
-
-
-
4.0
2.9
3.1
5.0
1.1
1.7
1.4
1.1
-
2
2
2
220.718
214.913
216.332
-
223.295
217.913
218.483
-
-
-
-
4.0
3.2
3.8
1.2
1.4
1.0
-
1 Foods, fuels, and several other items priced every month in all areas;
most other goods and services priced as indicated:
M - Every month.
1 - January, March, May, July, September, and November.
2 - February, April, June, August, October, and December.
2 Regions defined as the four Census regions. See map in technical
notes.
3 Indexes on a December 1996=100 base.
4 Indexes on a December 1986=100 base.
5 In addition, the following metropolitan areas are published semiannually
and appear in Tables 34 and 39 of the January and July issues of the CPI
Detailed Report: Anchorage, AK; Cincinnati-Hamilton, OH-KY-IN;
Denver-Boulder-Greeley, CO; Honolulu, HI; Kansas City, MO-KS;
Milwaukee-Racine, WI; Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN-WI; Phoenix-Mesa, AZ;
Pittsburgh, PA; Portland-Salem, OR-WA; St. Louis, MO-IL; San Diego, CA;
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL.
6 Indexes on a November 1996=100 base.
- Data not available.
NOTE: Index applies to a month as a whole, not to any specific date.
NOTE: Local area indexes are byproducts of the national CPI program. Each
local index has a smaller sample size than the national index and is, therefore,
subject to substantially more sampling and other measurement error. As a
result, local area indexes show greater volatility than the national index,
although their long-term trends are similar. Therefore, the Bureau of Labor
Statistics strongly urges users to consider adopting the national average CPI
for use in their escalator clauses.
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Table 18. Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W): Regions1, by expenditure category and
commodity and service group
(1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
Northeast
Item and group
Index
May
2008
Midwest
Percent
change from—
May
2007
Apr.
2008
Index
May
2008
South
Percent
change from—
May
2007
Apr.
2008
Index
May
2008
West
Percent
change from—
May
2007
Apr.
2008
Index
May
2008
Percent
change from—
May
2007
Apr.
2008
Expenditure category
All items ......................................................
All items (December 1977=100) ................
227.114
354.740
4.7
1.0
1.1
1.1
0.8
-
-
-
216.029
347.579
4.0
-
207.912
336.736
4.9
-
202.912
328.153
4.3
-
-
-
Food and beverages .................................
Food ........................................................
Food at home ........................................
Food away from home ..........................
Alcoholic beverages ................................
215.794
215.541
215.352
219.008
217.539
4.9
5.0
5.3
4.5
4.0
.4
.4
.4
.4
.4
205.229
204.880
201.563
210.641
209.341
5.0
5.2
5.5
4.7
3.0
.4
.4
.3
.5
.0
207.801
208.459
205.822
214.851
197.482
4.9
5.1
5.7
4.2
1.7
.3
.3
.4
.3
-.6
218.020
216.918
221.672
210.445
230.710
5.0
5.0
5.9
3.7
4.7
.6
.7
.8
.5
.1
Housing .....................................................
Shelter ....................................................
Rent of primary residence 2 ..................
Owners’ equivalent rent of primary
residence 2 3 .................................
Fuels and utilities ....................................
Household energy .................................
Gas (piped) and electricity 2 ...............
Electricity 2 ........................................
Utility (piped) gas service 2 ...............
Household furnishings and operations ...
237.569
277.841
269.886
3.6
2.3
3.5
.4
.0
.1
191.701
213.487
214.833
3.1
1.8
2.0
.5
-.1
.2
198.189
217.992
216.911
4.0
3.1
3.8
.6
.2
.2
223.108
245.820
255.387
3.2
3.2
4.1
.4
.0
.0
257.545
227.209
214.793
205.314
182.643
250.281
122.648
2.1
13.4
14.2
5.4
1.3
13.6
-.3
.0
2.4
2.7
1.5
.9
2.7
.6
210.694
213.477
190.966
194.926
155.005
270.461
118.569
1.7
10.6
11.4
10.3
2.8
20.9
1.2
-.1
3.5
3.9
3.9
.6
8.1
.1
206.651
214.787
186.992
187.540
173.333
271.898
121.925
3.1
10.5
11.6
10.7
8.9
20.6
.8
.2
2.8
3.3
3.3
2.7
6.1
.0
235.768
232.871
222.175
224.144
223.377
249.489
131.551
3.1
6.3
6.9
6.4
5.0
10.8
-.5
.0
3.9
5.0
5.0
5.1
5.0
.0
Apparel .....................................................
118.966
-1.2
-.7
110.919
.4
-1.4
133.211
-1.7
-1.1
115.452
1.2
-1.5
Transportation ...........................................
Private transportation ..............................
New and used motor vehicles 4 ............
New vehicles .......................................
Used cars and trucks ..........................
Motor fuel ..............................................
Gasoline (all types) .............................
Gasoline, unleaded regular 5 ............
Gasoline, unleaded midgrade 5 6 .....
Gasoline, unleaded premium 5 .........
207.774
203.703
93.069
135.588
141.523
312.459
309.956
312.889
312.705
294.544
10.2
10.4
.2
-.3
1.4
25.9
25.5
25.7
24.9
24.6
4.4
4.6
-.2
.1
-.3
11.5
11.7
11.8
11.4
11.1
210.166
207.163
94.069
133.730
138.814
335.340
333.812
333.150
363.062
321.798
8.0
7.9
.8
-.2
1.8
17.9
17.9
18.1
17.7
17.3
4.0
4.0
-.6
-.8
-.3
10.5
10.7
10.8
10.7
10.0
205.176
203.886
92.513
137.906
135.895
324.149
321.787
322.694
332.253
311.444
10.0
10.0
-.8
-1.9
1.0
24.8
24.4
24.5
24.3
23.7
3.9
3.9
-.3
-.3
-.4
9.7
9.8
10.0
9.5
9.1
204.089
200.478
92.087
136.268
134.485
315.928
313.248
312.784
292.914
296.627
6.4
6.2
-.3
-1.3
1.5
16.6
15.7
15.7
15.7
15.3
2.5
2.4
-.2
-.4
-.3
6.8
6.8
6.9
6.5
6.4
Medical care .............................................
Medical care commodities ......................
Medical care services .............................
Professional services ............................
383.132
309.652
402.376
318.988
3.4
1.2
4.0
3.0
.3
-.2
.5
.9
363.037
285.000
387.182
330.186
3.4
.5
4.4
4.0
.1
-.3
.2
.3
349.436
276.131
371.763
308.406
4.8
2.7
5.5
4.2
-.3
-1.3
.0
.5
366.434
287.515
388.210
294.181
4.7
2.6
5.3
3.4
.3
-.5
.6
.4
Recreation 4 ..............................................
115.160
2.5
.2
110.846
1.5
.1
110.291
.7
.0
104.516
-.6
.1
Education and communication 4 ...............
120.129
3.8
.4
120.982
2.5
.2
114.561
1.5
.1
120.381
2.8
.3
Other goods and services .........................
388.375
2.9
.5
348.814
4.9
.6
343.479
4.1
.5
347.199
3.6
.3
227.114
189.072
170.409
217.871
4.7
6.8
8.0
12.3
1.0
2.0
3.0
4.5
202.912
176.863
161.631
216.152
4.3
5.5
5.7
8.9
1.1
1.7
2.5
4.2
207.912
182.767
168.257
229.055
4.9
6.1
6.7
11.8
1.1
1.8
2.5
4.2
216.029
180.071
157.690
208.756
4.0
4.3
3.8
8.3
.8
1.1
1.4
2.8
293.054
112.685
270.672
260.111
226.996
310.460
17.2
-.1
3.1
2.3
3.4
3.9
6.2
.0
.3
.0
.3
.5
280.899
109.434
234.894
212.195
243.546
270.787
11.3
.3
3.3
1.8
4.1
2.8
5.7
-.5
.5
-.1
.7
.3
287.916
112.946
239.103
207.655
250.113
273.162
15.6
-1.1
3.9
3.1
4.3
2.1
5.6
-.3
.5
.2
.7
.2
276.621
113.221
254.281
237.500
243.214
276.382
10.5
-1.5
3.6
3.2
4.0
3.2
4.0
-.3
.5
.0
1.0
.4
221.259
229.581
211.622
172.478
218.584
4.7
4.6
5.8
7.9
8.6
1.1
1.2
1.5
2.9
2.5
196.458
202.300
201.574
163.257
211.925
4.3
4.1
5.3
5.6
7.1
1.1
1.2
1.5
2.4
2.4
200.677
207.456
205.816
169.288
219.448
4.9
4.9
5.7
6.5
8.8
1.2
1.2
1.5
2.4
2.5
210.026
215.684
205.801
160.662
215.635
3.9
3.8
4.3
3.8
6.8
.8
.8
1.2
1.4
1.7
Commodity and service group
All items ......................................................
Commodities .............................................
Commodities less food and beverages ...
Nondurables less food and beverages
Nondurables less food, beverages,
and apparel .................................
Durables ...............................................
Services ....................................................
Rent of shelter 3 ......................................
Transportation services ..........................
Other services .........................................
Special aggregate indexes
All items less medical care .........................
All items less food .......................................
All items less shelter ...................................
Commodities less food ...............................
Nondurables ...............................................
See footnotes at end of table.
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Table 18. Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W): Regions1, by expenditure category and
commodity and service group-Continued
(1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
Northeast
Item and group
Index
May
2008
Midwest
Percent
change from—
May
2007
Apr.
2008
218.276
285.019
240.889
262.205
258.283
224.289
227.412
11.9
16.2
4.1
3.0
20.4
2.7
2.2
4.3
5.8
.6
.3
7.4
.2
.1
147.408
324.015
277.587
.5
30.5
2.9
-.1
10.8
.2
South
Percent
change from—
Index
May
2008
May
2007
Apr.
2008
215.589
273.050
237.889
224.073
256.610
197.612
196.385
8.5
10.7
4.9
3.2
15.4
2.7
2.2
3.9
5.3
1.1
.5
7.8
.0
-.1
139.143
334.966
240.150
1.3
18.5
2.6
-.4
10.3
.1
Index
May
2008
West
Percent
change from—
May
2007
Apr.
2008
227.355
279.473
239.158
227.018
248.696
202.138
200.992
11.3
14.8
4.9
3.8
19.7
2.7
2.2
4.0
5.3
.9
.6
7.3
.1
.0
142.786
327.215
244.636
.1
25.3
3.3
-.4
9.6
.2
Index
May
2008
Percent
change from—
May
2007
Apr.
2008
211.309
271.697
245.082
245.434
284.711
210.761
209.718
8.1
10.0
4.2
3.5
13.5
2.8
2.4
2.6
3.7
1.2
.5
6.3
.1
.0
138.211
318.992
256.783
.0
16.7
3.5
-.4
6.8
.2
Special aggregate indexes
Nondurables less food ................................
Nondurables less food and apparel ............
Services less rent of shelter 3 .....................
Services less medical care services ...........
Energy ........................................................
All items less energy ...................................
All items less food and energy ..................
Commodities less food and energy
commodities ....................................
Energy commodities ...............................
Services less energy services ................
1 Regions defined as the four Census regions. See map in technical
notes.
2 This index series was calculated using a Laspeyres estimator. All other
item stratum index series were calculated using a geometric means
estimator.
3 Indexes on a December 1984=100 base
4
5
6
-
Indexes on a December 1997=100 base.
Special index based on a substantially smaller sample.
Indexes on a December 1993=100 base.
Data not available.
NOTE: Index applies to a month as a whole, not to any specific date.
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Table 19. Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W): Population size classes1, by expenditure
category and commodity and service group
(1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
Size class A 2
Item and group
Index
May
2008
Size class B/C 3
Percent change
from—
May
2007
Percent change
from—
Index
May
2008
Apr.
2008
Size class D
May
2007
Index
May
2008
Apr.
2008
Percent change
from—
May
2007
Apr.
2008
Expenditure category
All items 4 .............................................................................
196.844
196.844
4.3
1.0
133.729
4.7
0.9
1.1
-
-
-
-
-
208.246
336.560
4.8
All items (December 1977=100) ..........................................
-
-
Food and beverages ...........................................................
Food ..................................................................................
Food at home ..................................................................
Food away from home ....................................................
Alcoholic beverages ..........................................................
191.970
191.738
196.536
184.326
193.046
4.8
4.8
5.3
4.2
3.7
.6
.6
.8
.5
.4
132.348
132.512
131.326
134.494
129.971
5.1
5.3
5.9
4.3
2.8
.2
.2
.1
.4
-.5
209.475
209.309
204.996
218.245
210.947
5.5
5.6
6.7
4.2
3.9
.3
.4
.1
.7
-.7
Housing ...............................................................................
Shelter ..............................................................................
Rent of primary residence 5 ............................................
Owners’ equivalent rent of primary residence 5 6 ...........
Fuels and utilities ..............................................................
Household energy ...........................................................
Gas (piped) and electricity 5 .........................................
Electricity 5 ..................................................................
Utility (piped) gas service 5 .........................................
Household furnishings and operations .............................
197.847
212.297
208.648
211.595
220.778
223.541
211.563
183.657
278.441
117.828
3.4
2.7
3.7
2.5
10.4
11.5
9.2
4.9
18.7
.1
.6
.1
.2
.1
3.5
4.0
3.9
2.4
6.9
.4
131.366
130.875
134.125
128.922
165.694
168.329
157.657
139.998
220.676
98.026
3.5
2.4
3.2
2.5
10.5
11.5
8.2
5.8
16.0
.6
.4
-.2
.0
-.1
2.9
3.4
3.2
3.0
3.8
.0
195.700
220.437
205.955
208.592
212.749
182.457
192.340
181.678
242.449
120.944
4.3
3.5
3.0
3.3
9.2
10.1
8.9
7.8
13.3
1.8
.6
.4
.3
.4
1.8
2.2
2.1
.5
8.2
-.2
Apparel ...............................................................................
112.585
-.6
-1.1
90.531
1.2
-1.2
115.567
-5.6
-2.0
Transportation .....................................................................
Private transportation ........................................................
New and used motor vehicles 3 ......................................
New vehicles .................................................................
Used cars and trucks ....................................................
Motor fuel ........................................................................
Gasoline (all types) .......................................................
Gasoline, unleaded regular 7 ......................................
Gasoline, unleaded midgrade 7 8 ...............................
Gasoline, unleaded premium 7 ...................................
205.257
205.377
93.525
118.096
130.926
470.032
466.976
480.231
316.465
411.086
8.2
8.2
.1
-1.0
1.4
20.2
19.8
19.6
20.3
19.8
3.5
3.5
-.2
-.3
-.3
9.2
9.3
9.4
9.0
8.8
145.579
145.479
92.283
94.307
91.692
321.631
321.403
329.783
313.007
298.067
9.2
9.1
-.4
-1.2
1.3
22.8
22.4
22.2
22.7
22.4
3.7
3.7
-.5
-.4
-.4
9.6
9.8
9.9
9.7
9.0
204.996
202.092
91.879
141.710
126.262
310.570
307.149
294.633
345.399
306.957
8.3
8.3
-.4
-2.1
1.4
19.0
18.4
17.6
21.2
19.9
3.8
3.8
-.4
-.5
-.3
9.6
9.8
9.8
10.0
9.2
Medical care .......................................................................
Medical care commodities ................................................
Medical care services .......................................................
Professional services ......................................................
286.961
227.500
304.217
245.768
3.9
1.8
4.5
3.7
.2
-.5
.5
.7
154.011
136.416
159.537
145.127
4.6
1.7
5.5
3.7
-.2
-1.0
.0
.2
352.356
287.766
372.087
317.440
4.0
3.8
4.1
4.6
.3
.2
.3
.6
Recreation 3 ........................................................................
112.436
1.0
.1
106.430
.6
.1
111.564
1.6
.0
Education and communication 3 .........................................
120.881
3.3
.2
114.889
1.7
.3
123.027
1.9
.2
Other goods and services ...................................................
282.598
3.5
.4
160.021
4.1
.5
371.855
6.1
.8
196.844
175.402
163.973
224.109
307.067
107.098
216.751
213.144
196.687
234.500
4.3
5.3
5.5
9.4
13.0
-.7
3.5
2.7
3.7
3.3
1.0
1.6
2.2
3.7
5.3
-.2
.5
.1
.8
.3
133.729
127.838
125.090
167.695
206.604
86.709
136.424
131.110
134.036
132.018
4.7
6.1
6.7
11.8
14.6
-.9
3.4
2.4
4.4
2.4
.9
1.6
2.4
4.1
5.4
-.4
.3
-.2
.7
.3
208.246
181.899
167.027
223.645
282.306
114.498
242.738
206.049
246.979
284.669
4.8
5.4
5.3
9.0
12.7
.0
4.1
3.5
3.7
3.3
1.1
1.7
2.3
4.2
5.6
-.4
.5
.4
.3
.4
Commodity and service group
All items 4 .............................................................................
Commodities .......................................................................
Commodities less food and beverages .............................
Nondurables less food and beverages ...........................
Nondurables less food, beverages, and apparel ..........
Durables .........................................................................
Services ..............................................................................
Rent of shelter 6 ................................................................
Transportation services ....................................................
Other services ...................................................................
See footnotes at end of table.
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Table 19. Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W): Population size classes1, by expenditure
category and commodity and service group-Continued
(1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
Size class A 2
Item and group
Index
May
2008
Size class B/C 3
Percent change
from—
May
2007
Apr.
2008
Index
May
2008
Size class D
Percent change
from—
May
2007
Apr.
2008
Index
May
2008
Percent change
from—
May
2007
Apr.
2008
Special aggregate indexes
All items less medical care ...................................................
All items less food .................................................................
All items less shelter .............................................................
Commodities less food .........................................................
Nondurables .........................................................................
Nondurables less food ..........................................................
Nondurables less food and apparel ......................................
Services less rent of shelter 6 ...............................................
Services less medical care services .....................................
Energy ..................................................................................
All items less energy .............................................................
All items less food and energy ............................................
Commodities less food and energy commodities .............
Energy commodities .........................................................
Services less energy services ..........................................
193.118
197.808
191.000
165.490
207.649
222.576
294.309
220.848
211.077
331.073
186.195
185.148
130.637
472.671
217.022
1 See region and area size on Table 10 for information about population size
classes.
2 Indexes on a December 1986=100 base.
3 Indexes on a December 1997=100 base.
4 The ’All items’ index size B/C is on a December 1996=100 base.
5 This index series was calculated using a Laspeyres estimator. All other item
4.3
4.2
5.0
5.4
7.2
9.1
12.3
4.6
3.5
16.9
2.7
2.3
.3
21.5
3.1
1.0
1.1
1.4
2.2
2.2
3.5
4.9
1.1
.5
7.2
.2
.1
-.3
9.1
.3
131.011
132.067
132.728
125.219
149.346
165.282
199.605
141.867
134.506
239.240
122.809
120.790
99.406
325.676
134.524
4.7
4.6
5.6
6.5
8.8
11.3
13.8
4.5
3.2
18.5
2.7
2.2
.6
24.5
3.0
1.0
1.1
1.4
2.3
2.3
3.9
5.0
.8
.4
7.3
.0
-.1
-.4
9.5
.0
200.535
207.892
206.226
168.349
219.126
222.971
276.472
242.965
230.355
249.495
201.883
201.066
142.852
308.228
248.256
4.8
4.6
5.2
5.3
7.6
8.9
12.2
4.6
4.1
15.8
2.9
2.4
.2
19.1
3.6
1.2
1.2
1.4
2.3
2.5
4.0
5.3
.7
.6
6.9
.1
.1
-.5
9.3
.4
stratum index series were calculated using a geometric means estimator.
6 Indexes on a December 1984=100 base
7 Special index based on a substantially smaller sample.
8 Indexes on a December 1993=100 base.
- Data not available.
NOTE: Index applies to a month as a whole, not to any specific date.
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Table 20. Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W): Cross classification of regions and
population size classes1, by expenditure category and commodity and service group
(1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
Northeast
Size class B/C 2
Size class A
Item and group
Index
Percent change from—
May
2007
May
2008
Percent change from—
Index
Apr.
2008
May
2007
May
2008
Apr.
2008
Expenditure category
All items 3 ...................................................................................
All items (December 1977=100) ................................................
227.412
347.499
4.4
1.0
137.624
5.2
1.1
-
-
-
-
-
Food and beverages ................................................................
Food .......................................................................................
Food at home .......................................................................
Food away from home ..........................................................
Alcoholic beverages ...............................................................
215.210
214.843
215.737
215.962
218.494
4.9
5.0
5.1
4.8
3.9
.4
.4
.5
.3
.1
134.326
134.593
132.859
137.399
129.316
4.9
5.0
5.8
3.8
4.2
.4
.3
.1
.8
1.0
Housing ....................................................................................
Shelter ....................................................................................
Rent of primary residence 4 .................................................
Owners’ equivalent rent of primary residence 4 5 .................
Fuels and utilities ....................................................................
Household energy ................................................................
Gas (piped) and electricity 4 ...............................................
Electricity 4 .......................................................................
Utility (piped) gas service 4 ..............................................
Household furnishings and operations ...................................
237.434
277.997
278.212
260.491
214.613
210.210
202.713
179.844
246.917
122.498
3.5
2.4
3.5
2.2
12.6
13.5
6.8
3.1
13.0
-.4
.4
.1
.1
.1
2.2
2.5
1.7
1.0
2.8
.6
138.603
132.755
137.349
129.790
196.656
201.570
160.554
133.096
218.460
101.507
4.1
1.8
3.4
1.8
15.0
15.8
3.0
-1.8
16.1
-.1
.4
-.2
.1
-.3
2.7
3.1
1.1
.6
2.4
.6
Apparel .....................................................................................
114.482
-1.4
-.6
89.525
.4
-1.2
Transportation ..........................................................................
Private transportation .............................................................
Motor fuel .............................................................................
Gasoline (all types) .............................................................
Gasoline, unleaded regular 6 ...........................................
Gasoline, unleaded midgrade 6 7 .....................................
Gasoline, unleaded premium 6 .........................................
209.488
205.027
306.510
303.658
307.126
300.144
290.536
10.1
10.5
25.7
25.3
25.7
24.5
24.1
4.5
4.7
12.2
12.4
12.6
12.0
11.6
145.355
145.916
315.123
314.295
320.499
312.178
291.421
10.5
10.4
25.8
25.5
25.5
25.5
24.8
4.2
4.3
10.4
10.5
10.6
10.4
9.8
Medical care .............................................................................
385.663
3.2
.5
158.262
3.7
.0
Recreation 2 .............................................................................
116.325
2.5
.0
113.145
2.5
.6
Education and communication 2 ..............................................
123.903
4.0
.5
110.883
3.3
.4
Other goods and services ........................................................
380.954
2.6
.4
168.629
3.3
.7
227.412
187.030
166.232
206.932
112.318
270.601
4.4
6.3
7.2
11.0
.0
3.2
1.0
1.9
2.9
4.5
-.1
.4
137.624
134.231
134.472
180.627
88.713
137.136
5.2
7.6
9.4
14.6
-.2
2.8
1.1
2.1
3.2
4.5
.2
.1
221.485
210.350
168.561
213.284
208.302
237.257
262.129
252.560
225.890
229.512
4.5
5.5
7.1
8.0
10.7
4.2
3.2
19.9
2.7
2.2
1.0
1.5
2.8
2.5
4.2
.8
.3
7.5
.2
.2
134.992
137.234
134.223
155.809
176.740
141.454
135.194
252.288
125.390
123.528
5.2
6.3
9.2
10.0
14.0
3.7
2.6
21.4
2.7
2.2
1.2
1.5
3.1
2.5
4.3
.4
.1
7.2
.1
.0
Commodity and service group
All items 3 ...................................................................................
Commodities ............................................................................
Commodities less food and beverages ..................................
Nondurables less food and beverages .................................
Durables ...............................................................................
Services ....................................................................................
Special aggregate indexes
All items less medical care .........................................................
All items less shelter ...................................................................
Commodities less food ...............................................................
Nondurables ...............................................................................
Nondurables less food ................................................................
Services less rent of shelter 5 ....................................................
Services less medical care services ...........................................
Energy ........................................................................................
All items less energy ..................................................................
All items less food and energy .................................................
See footnotes at end of table.
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Table 20. Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W): Cross classification of regions and
population size classes1, by expenditure category and commodity and service group-Continued
(1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
Midwest
Size class B/C 2
Size class A
Item and group
Index
May
2008
Percent
change from—
May
2007
Apr.
2008
Size class D
Percent
change from—
Index
May
2008
May
2007
Apr.
2008
Index
May
2008
Percent
change from—
May
2007
Apr.
2008
Expenditure category
All items 3 ...................................................................................
All items (December 1977=100) ................................................
202.969
331.815
3.9
1.0
132.867
4.7
1.2
1.1
-
-
-
-
201.494
326.471
5.1
-
-
-
Food and beverages ................................................................
Food .......................................................................................
Food at home .......................................................................
Food away from home ..........................................................
Alcoholic beverages ...............................................................
206.969
206.898
206.591
207.910
206.724
4.6
4.6
4.8
4.3
3.7
.4
.4
.4
.6
.1
131.572
131.688
129.397
134.803
131.167
5.3
5.5
6.0
4.9
2.6
.3
.3
.3
.3
-.2
205.816
205.257
194.932
223.608
212.362
6.5
6.8
7.8
5.6
1.7
.6
.7
.3
1.2
-.1
Housing ....................................................................................
Shelter ....................................................................................
Rent of primary residence 4 .................................................
Owners’ equivalent rent of primary residence 4 5 .................
Fuels and utilities ....................................................................
Household energy ................................................................
Gas (piped) and electricity 4 ...............................................
Electricity 4 .......................................................................
Utility (piped) gas service 4 ..............................................
Household furnishings and operations ...................................
192.909
215.975
225.343
212.537
209.830
190.779
192.987
140.528
264.644
113.949
2.9
1.6
1.7
1.5
11.4
12.4
11.9
3.2
21.8
.4
.5
-.1
.2
-.1
3.6
4.0
4.0
-.3
8.3
-.1
125.306
122.906
123.102
120.411
170.446
175.072
167.807
134.834
249.815
95.569
3.2
1.5
1.7
1.5
10.5
11.2
9.2
2.1
22.1
2.2
.5
-.2
.2
-.1
3.4
3.9
3.9
2.3
6.5
.2
189.332
208.746
194.004
205.108
221.103
177.086
184.666
151.152
261.757
119.404
4.7
3.9
3.8
3.3
9.2
10.6
8.7
3.8
16.5
2.4
.7
.0
.4
.1
3.3
3.8
3.7
-1.0
11.8
.7
Apparel .....................................................................................
107.481
-.7
-.8
85.179
2.3
-2.1
126.825
1.1
-3.0
Transportation ..........................................................................
Private transportation .............................................................
Motor fuel .............................................................................
Gasoline (all types) .............................................................
Gasoline, unleaded regular 6 ...........................................
Gasoline, unleaded midgrade 6 7 .....................................
Gasoline, unleaded premium 6 .........................................
207.709
205.255
341.492
339.739
340.716
358.610
320.894
8.0
7.9
17.8
17.9
18.2
17.8
16.9
3.8
3.8
10.1
10.3
10.4
10.0
9.9
155.012
155.164
342.641
342.827
351.189
336.612
315.970
8.0
7.9
18.6
18.6
18.8
18.3
18.0
4.2
4.3
10.9
11.3
11.3
11.4
10.4
195.618
190.548
287.696
283.556
273.251
330.243
289.463
7.4
7.2
16.5
16.1
16.0
16.1
17.2
3.8
3.9
10.3
10.4
10.4
10.7
9.4
Medical care .............................................................................
358.572
3.7
.3
157.399
3.3
-.2
351.234
2.5
.1
Recreation 2 .............................................................................
113.322
.7
.1
108.830
2.7
.3
108.991
1.1
-.5
Education and communication 2 ..............................................
122.359
2.9
.0
120.074
2.1
.3
116.942
2.1
.4
Other goods and services ........................................................
341.105
3.7
.3
165.559
6.8
1.3
354.116
3.9
-.2
202.969
174.558
156.791
209.376
107.403
235.763
3.9
4.8
5.1
7.7
-.1
3.2
1.0
1.6
2.4
3.9
-.5
.5
132.867
128.478
126.962
169.634
86.103
135.388
4.7
6.3
6.7
10.8
.2
3.3
1.2
1.9
2.8
4.7
-.4
.5
201.494
182.745
170.201
224.659
113.449
226.495
5.1
6.2
5.6
8.7
1.2
4.0
1.1
1.8
2.3
4.0
-.5
.4
196.917
200.443
158.631
209.719
209.172
239.816
226.038
258.014
198.033
196.411
3.9
4.9
5.0
6.1
7.3
4.9
3.1
15.7
2.4
1.9
1.0
1.4
2.2
2.2
3.6
1.1
.5
7.6
.1
.0
130.206
135.011
126.976
149.884
166.722
147.883
132.817
249.967
121.500
119.363
4.8
5.9
6.6
8.3
10.4
5.0
3.2
15.7
3.0
2.4
1.2
1.6
2.7
2.6
4.4
1.1
.5
8.1
.0
-.1
194.138
201.200
171.502
217.665
224.504
223.027
212.819
233.159
196.561
195.083
5.2
5.4
5.5
8.1
8.5
4.1
3.9
14.5
3.5
2.7
1.1
1.5
2.2
2.6
3.9
.9
.5
7.8
.0
-.2
Commodity and service group
All items 3 ...................................................................................
Commodities ............................................................................
Commodities less food and beverages ..................................
Nondurables less food and beverages .................................
Durables ...............................................................................
Services ....................................................................................
Special aggregate indexes
All items less medical care .........................................................
All items less shelter ...................................................................
Commodities less food ...............................................................
Nondurables ...............................................................................
Nondurables less food ................................................................
Services less rent of shelter 5 ....................................................
Services less medical care services ...........................................
Energy ........................................................................................
All items less energy ..................................................................
All items less food and energy .................................................
See footnotes at end of table.
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Table 20. Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W): Cross classification of regions and
population size classes1, by expenditure category and commodity and service group-Continued
(1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
South
Size class B/C 2
Size class A
Item and group
Index
May
2008
Percent
change from—
May
2007
Apr.
2008
Size class D
Percent
change from—
Index
May
2008
May
2007
Apr.
2008
Index
May
2008
Percent
change from—
May
2007
Apr.
2008
Expenditure category
All items 3 ...................................................................................
All items (December 1977=100) ................................................
210.748
341.413
4.8
1.1
132.808
4.9
1.1
1.4
-
-
-
-
212.533
344.044
5.5
-
-
-
Food and beverages ................................................................
Food .......................................................................................
Food at home .......................................................................
Food away from home ..........................................................
Alcoholic beverages ...............................................................
209.495
210.153
206.537
217.735
199.652
4.7
5.0
5.5
4.2
.5
.5
.5
.6
.3
.3
131.663
132.124
131.518
133.177
123.768
4.9
5.1
5.7
4.3
1.4
.2
.3
.3
.3
-1.2
205.677
205.241
206.458
207.395
208.945
5.1
4.8
6.0
3.1
9.3
.1
.1
-.3
.6
.1
Housing ....................................................................................
Shelter ....................................................................................
Rent of primary residence 4 .................................................
Owners’ equivalent rent of primary residence 4 5 .................
Fuels and utilities ....................................................................
Household energy ................................................................
Gas (piped) and electricity 4 ...............................................
Electricity 4 .......................................................................
Utility (piped) gas service 4 ..............................................
Household furnishings and operations ...................................
202.687
221.549
223.340
213.076
211.611
195.455
199.553
179.700
278.596
130.738
4.3
3.4
4.1
3.0
11.0
12.4
11.8
8.9
24.3
1.8
.7
.3
.3
.3
3.1
3.7
3.7
2.4
8.9
.2
131.371
133.390
136.322
131.933
153.683
154.115
150.391
140.448
212.615
96.332
3.6
2.6
3.5
3.1
10.3
11.3
10.0
8.7
17.9
.4
.5
.1
.1
.0
2.7
3.4
3.3
3.2
3.7
.0
197.808
228.803
210.952
211.757
206.372
181.092
185.717
180.849
220.475
111.410
4.4
3.8
3.6
3.8
9.8
10.6
9.6
8.9
16.5
-1.3
.8
.7
.4
.9
1.5
1.8
1.8
1.5
4.3
-.1
Apparel .....................................................................................
148.549
-2.4
-1.9
90.364
-.1
-.4
112.750
-8.9
-1.7
Transportation ..........................................................................
Private transportation .............................................................
Motor fuel .............................................................................
Gasoline (all types) .............................................................
Gasoline, unleaded regular 6 ...........................................
Gasoline, unleaded midgrade 6 7 .....................................
Gasoline, unleaded premium 6 .........................................
211.595
211.578
332.926
329.121
333.331
326.596
316.989
9.3
9.2
24.3
24.0
24.0
23.9
23.8
3.9
4.0
9.7
9.8
10.0
9.5
9.3
142.079
141.735
323.288
322.832
334.115
311.331
299.819
10.0
10.0
24.8
24.4
24.5
24.4
23.5
3.8
3.8
9.6
9.7
9.9
9.4
8.9
217.202
216.057
312.254
307.761
300.006
357.679
311.826
12.2
12.2
25.9
25.4
25.8
24.7
24.6
4.7
4.7
10.2
10.5
10.7
10.4
9.8
Medical care .............................................................................
339.247
3.9
-.1
150.075
5.3
-.5
343.388
4.8
.1
Recreation 2 .............................................................................
110.907
-.6
.0
109.296
1.2
.0
113.357
2.1
.1
Education and communication 2 ..............................................
114.669
2.3
.0
113.331
1.0
.2
122.476
1.6
.1
Other goods and services ........................................................
326.714
5.0
.7
155.915
3.3
.2
359.549
6.4
1.2
210.748
186.549
172.433
232.448
115.278
239.646
4.8
5.8
6.2
11.1
-1.2
4.1
1.1
1.7
2.4
4.0
-.2
.6
132.808
126.774
123.766
166.349
86.814
136.416
4.9
6.2
6.8
12.0
-.9
3.7
1.1
1.7
2.5
4.2
-.3
.4
212.533
184.570
172.421
231.169
114.498
249.291
5.5
6.7
7.4
12.5
-1.2
4.5
1.4
2.2
3.2
5.0
-.4
.6
204.617
208.604
173.778
220.969
230.683
238.056
229.176
257.372
205.571
204.776
4.8
5.5
6.0
8.3
10.6
5.1
4.0
19.3
2.7
2.3
1.1
1.5
2.4
2.4
3.8
1.1
.6
7.2
.1
.1
130.359
130.850
123.782
148.647
164.001
139.141
134.867
230.009
122.161
120.045
4.8
5.7
6.6
8.9
11.5
4.8
3.5
19.8
2.7
2.2
1.2
1.4
2.4
2.5
4.0
.8
.5
7.3
.0
.0
203.686
209.560
173.349
221.580
229.753
246.808
235.935
243.231
204.047
204.521
5.6
6.2
7.6
9.4
12.6
5.1
4.6
20.3
2.8
2.4
1.5
1.6
3.1
3.0
4.9
.6
.7
7.2
.2
.2
Commodity and service group
All items 3 ...................................................................................
Commodities ............................................................................
Commodities less food and beverages ..................................
Nondurables less food and beverages .................................
Durables ...............................................................................
Services ....................................................................................
Special aggregate indexes
All items less medical care .........................................................
All items less shelter ...................................................................
Commodities less food ...............................................................
Nondurables ...............................................................................
Nondurables less food ................................................................
Services less rent of shelter 5 ....................................................
Services less medical care services ...........................................
Energy ........................................................................................
All items less energy ..................................................................
All items less food and energy .................................................
See footnotes at end of table.
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Table 20. Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W): Cross classification of regions and
population size classes1, by expenditure category and commodity and service group-Continued
(1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
West
Size class B/C 2
Size class A
Item and group
Index
Percent change from—
May
2007
May
2008
Percent change from—
Index
Apr.
2008
May
2007
May
2008
Apr.
2008
Expenditure category
All items 3 ...................................................................................
All items (December 1977=100) ................................................
218.141
353.128
4.0
1.0
134.133
4.0
0.4
-
-
-
-
-
Food and beverages ................................................................
Food .......................................................................................
Food at home .......................................................................
Food away from home ..........................................................
Alcoholic beverages ...............................................................
220.107
219.020
225.775
209.239
230.790
4.7
4.7
5.6
3.5
5.6
1.0
1.0
1.4
.6
.9
133.404
132.880
131.897
135.044
146.116
5.6
5.6
6.6
4.0
6.7
-.2
-.1
-.4
.3
-.8
Housing ....................................................................................
Shelter ....................................................................................
Rent of primary residence 4 .................................................
Owners’ equivalent rent of primary residence 4 5 .................
Fuels and utilities ....................................................................
Household energy ................................................................
Gas (piped) and electricity 4 ...............................................
Electricity 4 .......................................................................
Utility (piped) gas service 4 ..............................................
Household furnishings and operations ...................................
229.624
250.723
272.912
242.110
241.555
239.569
240.854
243.950
266.857
134.647
3.2
3.3
4.5
3.3
6.2
6.7
6.2
2.0
17.9
-1.1
.7
.2
.2
.1
5.2
6.8
6.9
6.2
8.4
.7
132.325
132.418
136.511
131.079
162.681
163.644
161.522
147.949
197.085
103.094
3.1
3.1
3.5
2.9
6.1
7.0
6.5
8.3
2.1
-.4
-.2
-.6
-.6
-.4
2.8
3.5
3.5
4.8
.2
-.7
Apparel .....................................................................................
117.616
1.6
-1.3
95.933
3.1
-2.0
Transportation ..........................................................................
Private transportation .............................................................
Motor fuel .............................................................................
Gasoline (all types) .............................................................
Gasoline, unleaded regular 6 ...........................................
Gasoline, unleaded midgrade 6 7 .....................................
Gasoline, unleaded premium 6 .........................................
202.153
198.529
316.829
313.736
316.973
287.538
297.921
6.5
6.3
16.1
15.3
15.4
15.3
14.7
2.4
2.3
6.3
6.2
6.4
5.8
5.6
144.864
144.347
289.506
289.541
290.581
283.626
274.060
7.0
6.8
19.0
17.9
18.1
17.5
17.6
2.6
2.6
7.8
7.8
7.8
7.8
7.8
Medical care .............................................................................
358.256
4.5
.3
156.408
4.8
.2
Recreation 2 .............................................................................
109.013
1.1
.2
95.758
-3.8
-.2
Education and communication 2 ..............................................
121.137
3.4
.3
116.384
2.0
.3
Other goods and services ........................................................
344.912
2.9
.2
153.260
3.9
.0
218.141
181.088
157.233
207.236
113.045
256.506
4.0
4.4
4.0
8.2
-1.4
3.8
1.0
1.3
1.5
2.7
-.1
.7
134.133
125.153
120.015
157.382
87.254
136.931
4.0
4.7
4.1
9.7
-2.1
3.4
.4
.8
1.3
2.9
-.6
.1
212.917
206.550
160.438
216.057
210.164
242.837
249.034
290.234
213.192
212.260
4.0
4.4
4.1
6.6
8.1
4.4
3.7
13.3
3.0
2.6
1.0
1.4
1.5
1.9
2.6
1.4
.7
6.4
.3
.2
130.376
131.300
120.688
145.091
156.555
141.614
134.916
236.560
123.771
121.890
4.0
4.4
4.1
7.9
9.4
3.8
3.2
14.8
2.7
2.1
.4
.9
1.2
1.5
2.6
1.0
.0
6.3
-.4
-.4
Commodity and service group
All items 3 ...................................................................................
Commodities ............................................................................
Commodities less food and beverages ..................................
Nondurables less food and beverages .................................
Durables ...............................................................................
Services ....................................................................................
Special aggregate indexes
All items less medical care .........................................................
All items less shelter ...................................................................
Commodities less food ...............................................................
Nondurables ...............................................................................
Nondurables less food ................................................................
Services less rent of shelter 5 ....................................................
Services less medical care services ...........................................
Energy ........................................................................................
All items less energy ..................................................................
All items less food and energy .................................................
1 See region and area size on Table 10 for information about cross classifications.
2 Indexes on a December 1997=100 base.
3 The ’All items’ index size B/C is on a December 1996=100 base.
4 This index series was calculated using a Laspeyres estimator. All other item
stratum index series were calculated using a geometric means estimator.
5 Indexes on a December 1984=100 base
6 Special index based on a substantially smaller sample.
7 Indexes on a December 1993=100 base.
- Data not available.
NOTE: Index applies to a month as a whole, not to any specific date.
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Table 21. Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W): Food at home, selected areas
(1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
Food at home
Indexes
Area
Percent change to
May 2008 from—
Pricing
schedule
1
Feb.
2008
Mar.
2008
Apr.
2008
May
2008
M
207.242
207.196
209.657
Northeast urban ..............................................
Size A - More than 1,500,000 .....................
Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 3 ................
M
M
M
211.338
210.804
131.422
211.830
211.804
131.147
Midwest urban ................................................
Size A - More than 1,500,000 .....................
Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 3 ................
Size D - Nonmetropolitan (less than
50,000) ...............................................
M
M
M
198.879
204.108
127.527
M
U.S. city average ............................................
Percent change to
Apr. 2008 from—
May
2007
Mar.
2008
Apr.
2008
Apr.
2007
Feb.
2008
Mar.
2008
210.624
5.7
1.7
0.5
5.9
1.2
1.2
214.566
214.595
132.777
215.352
215.737
132.859
5.3
5.1
5.8
1.7
1.9
1.3
.4
.5
.1
5.5
4.8
7.1
1.5
1.8
1.0
1.3
1.3
1.2
198.685
203.463
127.591
200.884
205.860
128.964
201.563
206.591
129.397
5.5
4.8
6.0
1.4
1.5
1.4
.3
.4
.3
5.9
5.3
6.5
1.0
.9
1.1
1.1
1.2
1.1
191.825
192.773
194.423
194.932
7.8
1.1
.3
7.1
1.4
.9
Region and area size2
South urban ....................................................
Size A - More than 1,500,000 .....................
Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 3 ................
Size D - Nonmetropolitan (less than
50,000) ...............................................
M
M
M
203.162
204.479
129.574
202.848
203.876
129.392
205.097
205.263
131.100
205.822
206.537
131.518
5.7
5.5
5.7
1.5
1.3
1.6
.4
.6
.3
6.2
5.4
6.4
1.0
.4
1.2
1.1
.7
1.3
M
203.847
204.285
207.068
206.458
6.0
1.1
-.3
6.8
1.6
1.4
West urban .....................................................
Size A - More than 1,500,000 .....................
Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 3 ................
M
M
M
217.222
221.328
129.476
217.209
220.776
130.020
219.967
222.726
132.461
221.672
225.775
131.897
5.9
5.6
6.6
2.1
2.3
1.4
.8
1.4
-.4
5.8
5.0
7.3
1.3
.6
2.3
1.3
.9
1.9
M
M
M
193.233
129.401
201.282
193.066
129.389
201.937
195.047
131.151
204.709
196.536
131.326
204.996
5.3
5.9
6.7
1.8
1.5
1.5
.8
.1
.1
5.2
6.7
6.8
.9
1.4
1.7
1.0
1.4
1.4
Size classes
A 4 ..............................................................
B/C 3 ...........................................................
D .................................................................
Selected local areas5
Chicago-Gary-Kenosha, IL-IN-WI ...................
Los Angeles-Riverside-Orange County, CA ...
New York-Northern N.J.-Long Island,
NY-NJ-CT-PA .........................................
M
M
212.060
227.717
211.810
227.015
213.715
228.186
214.452
230.898
6.2
4.9
1.2
1.7
.3
1.2
7.1
4.2
.8
.2
.9
.5
M
211.254
213.632
216.679
218.004
5.6
2.0
.6
5.6
2.6
1.4
Boston-Brockton-Nashua, MA-NH-ME-CT .....
Cleveland-Akron, OH ......................................
Dallas-Fort Worth, TX .....................................
Washington-Baltimore, DC-MD-VA-WV 3 ......
1
1
1
1
207.688
201.970
193.057
131.715
205.528
201.315
193.801
131.432
208.930
205.042
195.185
131.967
210.397
207.026
195.141
132.188
2.8
5.0
6.4
3.8
2.4
2.8
.7
.6
.7
1.0
.0
.2
1.8
3.0
6.1
3.6
.6
1.5
1.1
.2
1.7
1.9
.7
.4
Atlanta, GA .....................................................
Detroit-Ann Arbor-Flint, MI ..............................
Houston-Galveston-Brazoria, TX ....................
Miami-Fort Lauderdale, FL .............................
Philadelphia-Wilmington-Atlantic City,
PA-NJ-DE-MD ........................................
San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, CA ...........
Seattle-Tacoma-Bremerton, WA ....................
2
2
2
2
208.326
190.298
197.985
217.434
204.106
188.695
197.747
218.858
208.109
191.545
197.399
219.438
208.275
193.623
199.141
224.096
5.1
1.3
4.4
7.9
2.0
2.6
.7
2.4
.1
1.1
.9
2.1
5.3
1.8
5.1
6.9
-.1
.7
-.3
.9
2.0
1.5
-.2
.3
2
2
2
213.905
221.662
216.246
214.143
221.731
218.821
216.600
223.550
222.447
217.533
227.993
225.194
5.5
7.3
6.0
1.6
2.8
2.9
.4
2.0
1.2
4.7
5.5
5.7
1.3
.9
2.9
1.1
.8
1.7
1 Foods, fuels, and several other items priced every month in all areas;
most other goods and services priced as indicated:
M - Every month.
1 - January, March, May, July, September, and November.
2 - February, April, June, August, October, and December.
2 Regions defined as the four Census regions. See map in technical
notes.
3 Indexes on a December 1997=100 base.
4 Indexes on a December 1986=100 base.
5 In addition, the following metropolitan areas are published semiannually
and appear in Tables 34 and 39 of the January and July issues of the CPI
Detailed Report: Anchorage, AK; Cincinnati-Hamilton, OH-KY-IN;
Denver-Boulder-Greeley, CO; Honolulu, HI; Kansas City, MO-KS;
Milwaukee-Racine, WI; Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN-WI; Phoenix-Mesa, AZ;
Pittsburgh, PA; Portland-Salem, OR-WA; St. Louis, MO-IL; San Diego, CA;
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL.
NOTE: Index applies to a month as a whole, not to any specific date.
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Table 22. Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W): Areas priced monthly, by expenditure
category and commodity and service group
(1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
U.S.
city
average
Item and group
Index
May
2008
ChicagoGaryKenosha, IL-IN-WI
Percent
change from—
May
2007
Apr.
2008
Percent
change from—
Index
May
2008
New YorkNorthern N.J.Long Island,
NY-NJ-CT-PA
Los AngelesRiversideOrange County, CA
May
2007
Apr.
2008
Index
May
2008
Percent
change from—
May
2007
Apr.
2008
Index
May
2008
Percent
change from—
May
2007
Apr.
2008
Expenditure category
All items ......................................................
All items (1967=100) ...................................
212.788
633.830
4.5
1.0
1.2
0.8
1.2
-
-
-
230.923
657.496
4.3
-
219.702
649.287
4.1
-
208.403
612.049
4.7
-
-
-
Food and beverages .................................
Food ........................................................
Food at home ........................................
Food away from home ..........................
Alcoholic beverages ................................
211.438
211.200
210.624
213.723
213.486
4.9
5.1
5.7
4.2
3.3
.4
.5
.5
.4
-.1
210.039
209.312
214.452
197.739
219.454
5.6
5.7
6.2
5.0
4.8
.7
.7
.3
1.2
.7
221.261
218.750
230.898
200.285
237.653
3.9
3.8
4.9
2.3
4.8
1.0
1.0
1.2
.6
1.7
218.929
218.708
218.004
224.409
219.473
5.4
5.5
5.6
5.4
3.5
.5
.5
.6
.4
.3
Housing .....................................................
Shelter ....................................................
Rent of primary residence 1 ..................
Owners’ equivalent rent of primary
residence 1 2 .................................
Fuels and utilities ....................................
Household energy .................................
Gas (piped) and electricity 1 ...............
Electricity 1 ........................................
Utility (piped) gas service 1 ...............
Household furnishings and operations ...
211.191
238.353
240.818
3.5
2.7
3.5
.5
.0
.1
208.391
239.943
263.035
4.1
2.4
2.8
1.1
.0
.2
236.893
258.593
273.973
3.3
3.3
4.3
.6
.2
.4
246.930
294.796
290.886
3.7
3.1
4.3
.6
.2
.2
228.007
217.388
197.554
199.045
180.422
260.240
123.287
2.6
10.3
11.4
8.7
5.5
17.4
.4
.1
3.1
3.6
3.4
2.4
5.9
.1
235.438
217.029
200.750
204.989
133.355
300.753
103.102
2.5
17.4
17.9
17.6
2.1
31.5
.0
-.3
8.0
8.8
8.8
-.8
16.6
-.3
252.001
256.408
266.099
264.598
260.227
302.288
126.119
3.4
7.3
7.7
7.0
-2.5
28.9
-1.2
.2
3.2
4.2
4.1
-1.1
13.6
.8
276.970
199.553
204.410
194.333
170.314
241.808
119.321
3.1
11.1
11.7
5.2
2.3
9.7
-1.9
.3
3.1
3.4
2.8
1.1
5.9
.6
Apparel .....................................................
120.407
-.4
-1.2
92.173
-5.3
.8
107.730
4.6
-.8
105.176
-4.3
.6
Transportation ...........................................
Private transportation ..............................
Motor fuel ..............................................
Gasoline (all types) .............................
Gasoline, unleaded regular 3 ............
Gasoline, unleaded midgrade 3 4 .....
Gasoline, unleaded premium 3 .........
206.757
203.781
323.495
321.291
321.966
327.371
305.439
8.7
8.6
21.3
20.8
20.6
21.5
21.0
3.6
3.6
9.4
9.5
9.7
9.4
8.9
194.563
191.701
341.035
338.470
335.028
351.233
318.271
8.7
8.5
16.8
16.9
16.9
17.0
16.6
3.6
3.4
9.4
9.5
9.5
9.4
9.4
203.481
199.134
308.740
301.443
302.965
284.741
286.296
6.0
5.9
15.6
15.2
15.6
14.7
14.2
1.9
1.6
4.6
4.5
4.7
4.2
4.2
215.035
207.905
295.114
293.477
298.951
289.958
285.326
10.2
10.6
25.8
25.6
26.0
24.8
24.5
4.8
5.1
12.5
12.6
12.9
12.3
11.8
Medical care .............................................
363.462
4.2
.0
368.867
5.6
.1
346.798
4.3
.2
366.993
2.4
1.0
Recreation 5 ..............................................
109.876
.9
.1
109.407
2.4
.3
110.693
.5
.7
112.298
.9
-.1
Education and communication 5 ...............
118.737
2.5
.2
130.229
3.4
-.3
123.368
4.8
.4
124.730
3.2
.6
Other goods and services .........................
356.523
3.9
.5
345.246
4.7
-.2
327.910
3.6
-.1
374.204
2.4
.5
212.788
181.837
164.188
218.794
111.845
249.175
4.5
5.6
6.0
10.4
-.7
3.5
1.0
1.6
2.3
3.9
-.3
.5
208.403
170.142
148.525
202.834
100.091
248.260
4.7
4.4
4.1
6.0
-.2
4.7
1.2
1.5
2.1
3.8
-.9
1.0
219.702
180.004
154.333
204.970
108.107
261.026
4.1
4.4
4.3
9.3
-1.8
3.8
.8
1.1
1.1
2.1
-.2
.6
230.923
186.126
160.958
198.141
108.242
276.307
4.3
5.9
6.0
9.6
-1.1
3.3
1.2
2.1
3.1
4.7
-.2
.6
206.423
205.774
166.070
216.582
218.809
240.181
239.167
258.903
208.021
207.747
4.5
5.3
5.9
7.9
10.0
4.6
3.4
17.5
2.7
2.3
1.0
1.4
2.2
2.3
3.7
.9
.5
7.2
.1
.0
201.433
198.263
151.157
208.591
204.287
241.928
238.225
256.642
203.620
202.493
4.6
5.6
4.1
5.4
5.8
7.6
4.6
17.3
3.1
2.5
1.3
1.7
2.0
2.2
3.5
2.1
1.0
9.1
.2
.0
214.882
204.338
158.510
216.946
210.729
240.482
254.598
300.299
213.862
212.976
4.0
4.4
4.3
6.9
9.1
4.4
3.8
13.4
3.0
2.8
.8
1.1
1.1
1.6
2.1
1.2
.6
4.5
.4
.3
225.732
207.661
163.536
211.210
200.082
230.893
269.197
245.557
230.506
234.232
4.4
5.0
5.9
7.6
9.4
3.5
3.3
18.8
2.8
2.2
1.2
1.8
3.0
2.6
4.5
1.3
.6
8.1
.4
.4
Commodity and service group
All items ......................................................
Commodities .............................................
Commodities less food and beverages ...
Nondurables less food and beverages
Durables ...............................................
Services ....................................................
Special aggregate indexes
All items less medical care .........................
All items less shelter ...................................
Commodities less food ...............................
Nondurables ...............................................
Nondurables less food ................................
Services less rent of shelter 2 .....................
Services less medical care services ...........
Energy ........................................................
All items less energy ...................................
All items less food and energy ..................
1 This index series was calculated using a Laspeyres estimator. All other item
stratum index series were calculated using a geometric means estimator.
2 Indexes on a December 1984=100 base
3 Special index based on a substantially smaller sample.
4 Indexes on a December 1993=100 base.
5 Indexes on a December 1997=100 base.
- Data not available.
NOTE: Index applies to a month as a whole, not to any specific date.
65
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Table 23. Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W): Selected areas, by expenditure category
and commodity and service group
(1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
Monthly cities and pricing schedule 11
U.S.
city
average
BostonBrocktonNashua,
MA-NH-ME-CT
Item and group
Index
May
2008
Percent change
from—
May
2007
Index
May
2008
Mar.
2008
ChicagoGaryKenosha,
IL-IN-WI
Percent change
from—
May
2007
Index
May
2008
Mar.
2008
Percent change
from—
May
2007
Mar.
2008
Expenditure category
All items 3 .................................................................................
All items (1967=100) ................................................................
212.788
633.830
4.5
1.7
1.2
1.8
-
-
208.403
612.049
4.7
-
235.419
680.446
4.4
-
-
-
Food and beverages 3 ............................................................
Food 3 ...................................................................................
Food at home .....................................................................
Food away from home 4 .....................................................
Alcoholic beverages 4 ...........................................................
211.438
211.200
210.624
213.723
213.486
4.9
5.1
5.7
4.2
3.3
1.2
1.3
1.7
.7
.3
218.747
219.158
210.397
236.756
215.209
3.7
3.6
2.8
4.7
5.2
1.4
1.5
2.4
.3
-.7
210.039
209.312
214.452
197.739
219.454
5.6
5.7
6.2
5.0
4.8
1.3
1.4
1.2
1.6
.7
Housing 3 ................................................................................
Shelter ..................................................................................
Rent of primary residence 3 5 .............................................
Owners’ equivalent rent of primary residence 5 6 ...............
Fuels and utilities ..................................................................
Household energy ..............................................................
Gas (piped) and electricity 5 .............................................
Electricity 5 .....................................................................
Utility (piped) gas service 5 .............................................
Household furnishings and operations .................................
211.191
238.353
240.818
228.007
217.388
197.554
199.045
180.422
260.240
123.287
3.5
2.7
3.5
2.6
10.3
11.4
8.7
5.5
17.4
.4
.9
.2
.4
.2
5.1
6.0
5.8
3.8
10.9
.1
236.606
272.004
271.864
248.494
253.652
220.574
218.299
207.229
230.769
126.380
3.1
.3
1.7
-.8
21.2
22.3
12.4
4.0
29.8
2.0
.4
-.1
.4
-.3
2.5
2.6
-.1
2.4
-4.3
1.8
208.391
239.943
263.035
235.438
217.029
200.750
204.989
133.355
300.753
103.102
4.1
2.4
2.8
2.5
17.4
17.9
17.6
2.1
31.5
.0
1.4
-.4
.0
-.7
11.6
12.7
12.7
1.7
21.9
.5
Apparel 3 ................................................................................
120.407
-.4
-.3
138.522
-5.9
-8.7
92.173
-5.3
-2.4
Transportation 3 ......................................................................
Private transportation ...........................................................
Motor fuel ...........................................................................
Gasoline (all types) ...........................................................
Gasoline, unleaded regular 7 ..........................................
Gasoline, unleaded midgrade 7 8 ...................................
Gasoline, unleaded premium 7 .......................................
206.757
203.781
323.495
321.291
321.966
327.371
305.439
8.7
8.6
21.3
20.8
20.6
21.5
21.0
5.6
5.7
15.5
15.6
15.9
15.4
14.8
201.608
200.149
321.005
315.583
315.500
312.834
302.976
9.8
10.0
27.8
27.3
27.7
26.1
25.3
6.2
6.3
19.2
19.7
20.1
18.5
18.2
194.563
191.701
341.035
338.470
335.028
351.233
318.271
8.7
8.5
16.8
16.9
16.9
17.0
16.6
6.8
6.8
19.6
19.8
19.9
19.7
19.2
Medical care 3 ........................................................................
363.462
4.2
.1
487.113
3.7
-.4
368.867
5.6
-.1
Recreation 9 ...........................................................................
109.876
.9
.1
123.454
3.2
.4
109.407
2.4
-.8
Education and communication 9 .............................................
118.737
2.5
.5
125.295
6.9
.1
130.229
3.4
-.3
Other goods and services 3 ....................................................
356.523
3.9
.9
397.844
5.3
.5
345.246
4.7
.8
212.788
181.837
164.188
218.794
111.845
249.175
4.5
5.6
6.0
10.4
-.7
3.5
1.7
2.9
3.8
6.6
-.6
.8
235.419
193.144
177.879
235.248
115.432
281.095
4.4
7.1
9.3
14.2
.9
2.5
1.2
3.0
4.1
6.3
.2
-.1
208.403
170.142
148.525
202.834
100.091
248.260
4.7
4.4
4.1
6.0
-.2
4.7
1.8
2.5
3.3
6.3
-2.1
1.2
206.423
205.774
166.070
216.582
218.809
240.181
239.167
258.903
208.021
207.747
4.5
5.3
5.9
7.9
10.0
4.6
3.4
17.5
2.7
2.3
1.8
2.4
3.7
4.1
6.3
1.6
.8
11.8
.3
.2
225.692
225.411
179.177
226.371
232.546
273.949
265.856
263.248
234.551
238.914
4.5
6.7
9.1
9.0
13.8
5.7
2.4
26.5
1.9
1.4
1.3
1.8
3.9
3.7
6.0
-.2
-.1
11.5
-.1
-.5
201.433
198.263
151.157
208.591
204.287
241.928
238.225
256.642
203.620
202.493
4.6
5.6
4.1
5.4
5.8
7.6
4.6
17.3
3.1
2.5
1.9
2.7
3.2
3.7
5.9
3.1
1.3
16.5
-.1
-.4
Commodity and service group
All items 3 .................................................................................
Commodities ..........................................................................
Commodities less food and beverages ................................
Nondurables less food and beverages ...............................
Durables .............................................................................
Services ..................................................................................
Special aggregate indexes
All items less medical care 3 ....................................................
All items less shelter .................................................................
Commodities less food .............................................................
Nondurables .............................................................................
Nondurables less food ..............................................................
Services less rent of shelter 6 ...................................................
Services less medical care services .........................................
Energy 3 ...................................................................................
All items less energy ................................................................
All items less food and energy 3 .............................................
See footnotes at end of table.
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Table 23. Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W): Selected areas, by expenditure category
and commodity and service group-Continued
(1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
Monthly cities and pricing schedule 11
ClevelandAkron, OH
Los AngelesRiversideOrange County, CA
DallasFort Worth, TX
Item and group
Index
May
2008
Percent change
from—
May
2007
Index
May
2008
Mar.
2008
Percent change
from—
May
2007
Index
May
2008
Mar.
2008
Percent change
from—
May
2007
Mar.
2008
Expenditure category
All items 3 .................................................................................
All items (1967=100) ................................................................
195.898
612.122
4.8
1.5
2.2
1.5
-
-
219.702
649.287
4.1
-
206.258
636.031
5.7
-
-
-
Food and beverages 3 ............................................................
Food 3 ...................................................................................
Food at home .....................................................................
Food away from home 4 .....................................................
Alcoholic beverages 4 ...........................................................
211.850
215.107
207.026
230.858
172.607
4.6
4.8
5.0
4.7
2.2
2.0
2.1
2.8
1.0
.0
213.735
209.079
195.141
234.687
268.975
5.6
6.0
6.4
5.4
-1.2
.7
.6
.7
.5
2.5
221.261
218.750
230.898
200.285
237.653
3.9
3.8
4.9
2.3
4.8
1.2
1.0
1.7
.1
3.7
Housing 3 ................................................................................
Shelter ..................................................................................
Rent of primary residence 3 5 .............................................
Owners’ equivalent rent of primary residence 5 6 ...............
Fuels and utilities ..................................................................
Household energy ..............................................................
Gas (piped) and electricity 5 .............................................
Electricity 5 .....................................................................
Utility (piped) gas service 5 .............................................
Household furnishings and operations .................................
178.763
190.361
208.606
195.264
213.887
207.020
205.136
140.394
280.701
117.458
3.0
1.0
.6
-.1
13.4
14.7
13.4
5.9
19.8
.5
.1
-1.3
.5
-.2
6.4
7.7
7.7
2.9
11.6
-.5
183.366
184.548
182.579
178.625
240.841
248.816
245.159
230.508
281.254
125.244
4.0
2.8
3.4
2.3
10.2
12.5
12.1
11.7
13.9
-.2
2.2
.7
.5
.8
7.8
10.0
10.0
8.4
28.7
.9
236.893
258.593
273.973
252.001
256.408
266.099
264.598
260.227
302.288
126.119
3.3
3.3
4.3
3.4
7.3
7.7
7.0
-2.5
28.9
-1.2
.8
.4
.4
.5
4.7
5.9
5.9
-.8
18.8
.5
Apparel 3 ................................................................................
115.229
7.0
-1.1
124.569
1.6
-1.0
107.730
4.6
.6
Transportation 3 ......................................................................
Private transportation ...........................................................
Motor fuel ...........................................................................
Gasoline (all types) ...........................................................
Gasoline, unleaded regular 7 ..........................................
Gasoline, unleaded midgrade 7 8 ...................................
Gasoline, unleaded premium 7 .......................................
211.932
212.216
381.660
378.354
370.113
379.385
358.714
10.2
10.1
21.8
21.7
22.3
20.4
20.0
6.3
6.4
16.3
16.3
17.0
14.6
14.8
226.017
227.261
335.691
333.841
331.946
330.612
323.033
11.8
11.7
24.9
24.7
25.1
24.0
23.9
5.9
6.0
15.4
15.5
15.7
15.1
14.7
203.481
199.134
308.740
301.443
302.965
284.741
286.296
6.0
5.9
15.6
15.2
15.6
14.7
14.2
4.0
4.0
11.5
11.3
11.6
11.1
10.7
Medical care 3 ........................................................................
338.326
11.9
.7
331.906
3.3
-.5
346.798
4.3
.2
Recreation 9 ...........................................................................
107.645
1.5
.3
110.561
-.8
-.7
110.693
.5
.6
Education and communication 9 .............................................
105.357
1.6
.7
122.224
3.3
-.1
123.368
4.8
.3
Other goods and services 3 ....................................................
367.180
.5
.5
334.005
2.6
.8
327.910
3.6
.8
195.898
181.664
165.285
225.000
110.071
215.491
4.8
6.4
7.2
10.9
.8
3.7
1.5
3.1
3.7
6.0
-.4
.3
206.258
189.925
174.328
225.059
126.618
226.583
5.7
7.0
7.7
13.5
-1.2
4.6
2.2
3.0
4.2
7.1
-.5
1.6
219.702
180.004
154.333
204.970
108.107
261.026
4.1
4.4
4.3
9.3
-1.8
3.8
1.5
2.4
3.1
5.4
.0
.8
190.615
201.906
165.433
219.482
220.585
228.147
207.306
274.749
188.554
183.292
4.5
6.6
7.0
8.1
10.3
6.6
3.1
18.9
2.9
2.6
1.6
2.8
3.6
4.1
5.6
2.2
.3
12.3
-.1
-.5
200.222
216.462
178.215
220.500
229.952
258.124
215.567
295.965
197.353
194.525
5.8
6.8
7.4
9.8
12.6
6.4
4.6
19.3
3.3
2.7
2.3
2.8
4.1
4.1
6.8
2.4
1.6
13.0
.3
.3
214.882
204.338
158.510
216.946
210.729
240.482
254.598
300.299
213.862
212.976
4.0
4.4
4.3
6.9
9.1
4.4
3.8
13.4
3.0
2.8
1.5
2.0
3.1
3.4
5.3
1.3
.8
9.9
.5
.4
Commodity and service group
All items 3 .................................................................................
Commodities ..........................................................................
Commodities less food and beverages ................................
Nondurables less food and beverages ...............................
Durables .............................................................................
Services ..................................................................................
Special aggregate indexes
All items less medical care 3 ....................................................
All items less shelter .................................................................
Commodities less food .............................................................
Nondurables .............................................................................
Nondurables less food ..............................................................
Services less rent of shelter 6 ...................................................
Services less medical care services .........................................
Energy 3 ...................................................................................
All items less energy ................................................................
All items less food and energy 3 .............................................
See footnotes at end of table.
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Table 23. Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W): Selected areas, by expenditure
category and commodity and service group-Continued
(1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
Monthly cities and pricing schedule 11
New YorkNorthern N.J.Long Island,
NY-NJ-CT-PA
Item and group
Index
May
2008
WashingtonBaltimore,
DC-MD-VA-WV
2
Percent change from—
May
2007
Percent change from—
Index
Mar.
2008
May
2007
May
2008
Mar.
2008
Expenditure category
All items 3 .................................................................................
All items (1967=100) ................................................................
230.923
657.496
4.3
1.8
139.332
5.3
1.3
-
-
-
-
-
Food and beverages 3 ............................................................
Food 3 ...................................................................................
Food at home .....................................................................
Food away from home 4 .....................................................
Alcoholic beverages 4 ...........................................................
218.929
218.708
218.004
224.409
219.473
5.4
5.5
5.6
5.4
3.5
1.6
1.6
2.0
1.1
.1
134.264
135.279
132.188
137.500
119.703
4.0
4.2
3.8
4.8
.6
.6
.7
.6
.9
-.6
Housing 3 ................................................................................
Shelter ..................................................................................
Rent of primary residence 3 5 .............................................
Owners’ equivalent rent of primary residence 5 6 ...............
Fuels and utilities ..................................................................
Household energy ..............................................................
Gas (piped) and electricity 5 .............................................
Electricity 5 .....................................................................
Utility (piped) gas service 5 .............................................
Household furnishings and operations .................................
246.930
294.796
290.886
276.970
199.553
204.410
194.333
170.314
241.808
119.321
3.7
3.1
4.3
3.1
11.1
11.7
5.2
2.3
9.7
-1.9
.8
.2
.5
.6
5.2
5.6
4.7
3.6
6.5
.5
149.820
153.134
160.952
150.687
176.282
180.013
175.872
165.051
199.149
96.203
6.3
3.4
4.1
3.0
28.3
31.7
31.6
31.4
22.6
.0
.7
.6
.9
.5
1.7
1.8
1.8
-.6
11.2
.0
Apparel 3 ................................................................................
105.176
-4.3
-.4
90.850
-3.3
-6.0
Transportation 3 ......................................................................
Private transportation ...........................................................
Motor fuel ...........................................................................
Gasoline (all types) ...........................................................
Gasoline, unleaded regular 7 ..........................................
Gasoline, unleaded midgrade 7 8 ...................................
Gasoline, unleaded premium 7 .......................................
215.035
207.905
295.114
293.477
298.951
289.958
285.326
10.2
10.6
25.8
25.6
26.0
24.8
24.5
6.8
7.5
19.2
19.2
19.8
18.2
17.9
142.109
142.300
309.606
309.430
316.676
302.775
299.755
8.0
7.6
23.8
23.4
23.8
23.0
22.8
6.1
6.3
16.8
16.8
17.1
16.2
16.5
Medical care 3 ........................................................................
366.993
2.4
.8
140.327
5.0
.2
Recreation 9 ...........................................................................
112.298
.9
1.0
114.526
1.4
.4
Education and communication 9 .............................................
124.730
3.2
.7
120.018
1.6
-.1
Other goods and services 3 ....................................................
374.204
2.4
.4
173.247
6.9
.5
230.923
186.126
160.958
198.141
108.242
276.307
4.3
5.9
6.0
9.6
-1.1
3.3
1.8
3.2
4.4
6.7
-.4
.8
139.332
127.616
123.250
160.985
86.286
149.354
5.3
5.3
5.4
10.2
-1.5
5.6
1.3
2.1
2.8
4.7
.0
.8
225.732
207.661
163.536
211.210
200.082
230.893
269.197
245.557
230.506
234.232
4.4
5.0
5.9
7.6
9.4
3.5
3.3
18.8
2.8
2.2
1.8
2.7
4.2
4.1
6.4
1.7
.8
12.5
.6
.4
139.207
133.475
123.264
146.370
157.761
145.825
149.886
232.732
131.220
131.237
5.3
6.4
5.2
7.7
9.6
9.3
5.6
28.0
2.7
2.4
1.4
1.7
2.7
2.9
4.5
1.3
.8
9.4
.2
.2
Commodity and service group
All items 3 .................................................................................
Commodities ..........................................................................
Commodities less food and beverages ................................
Nondurables less food and beverages ...............................
Durables .............................................................................
Services ..................................................................................
Special aggregate indexes
All items less medical care 3 ....................................................
All items less shelter .................................................................
Commodities less food .............................................................
Nondurables .............................................................................
Nondurables less food ..............................................................
Services less rent of shelter 6 ...................................................
Services less medical care services .........................................
Energy 3 ...................................................................................
All items less energy ................................................................
All items less food and energy 3 .............................................
1 Areas on pricing schedule 2 (see Table 10) will appear next month.
2 For Washington-Baltimore, indexes are on a December 1997=100 base unless
otherwise noted.
3 For Washington-Baltimore, index is on a November 1996=100 base.
4 For Washington-Baltimore, index is on a November 1997=100 base.
5 This index series was calculated using a Laspeyres estimator. All other item
stratum index series were calculated using a geometric means estimator.
6 Indexes on a December 1984=100 base
7 Special index based on a substantially smaller sample.
8 Indexes on a December 1993=100 base.
9 Indexes on a December 1997=100 base.
- Data not available.
NOTE: Index applies to a month as a whole, not to any specific date.
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Table 24. Historical Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U. S. city average, all items
(1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
Year
Jan.
Feb.
Mar.
Apr.
May
June
July
Aug.
Sep.
Oct.
Nov.
Dec.
1913
1914
9.8
10.0
9.8
9.9
9.8
9.9
9.8
9.8
9.7
9.9
9.8
9.9
9.9
10.0
9.9
10.2
10.0
10.2
10.0
10.1
10.1
10.2
10.0
10.1
1915
1916
1917
1918
1919
10.1
10.4
11.7
14.0
16.5
10.0
10.4
12.0
14.1
16.2
9.9
10.5
12.0
14.0
16.4
10.0
10.6
12.6
14.2
16.7
10.1
10.7
12.8
14.5
16.9
10.1
10.8
13.0
14.7
16.9
10.1
10.8
12.8
15.1
17.4
10.1
10.9
13.0
15.4
17.7
10.1
11.1
13.3
15.7
17.8
10.2
11.3
13.5
16.0
18.1
10.3
11.5
13.5
16.3
18.5
10.3
11.6
13.7
16.5
18.9
1920
1921
1922
1923
1924
19.3
19.0
16.9
16.8
17.3
19.5
18.4
16.9
16.8
17.2
19.7
18.3
16.7
16.8
17.1
20.3
18.1
16.7
16.9
17.0
20.6
17.7
16.7
16.9
17.0
20.9
17.6
16.7
17.0
17.0
20.8
17.7
16.8
17.2
17.1
20.3
17.7
16.6
17.1
17.0
20.0
17.5
16.6
17.2
17.1
19.9
17.5
16.7
17.3
17.2
19.8
17.4
16.8
17.3
17.2
19.4
17.3
16.9
17.3
17.3
1925
1926
1927
1928
1929
17.3
17.9
17.5
17.3
17.1
17.2
17.9
17.4
17.1
17.1
17.3
17.8
17.3
17.1
17.0
17.2
17.9
17.3
17.1
16.9
17.3
17.8
17.4
17.2
17.0
17.5
17.7
17.6
17.1
17.1
17.7
17.5
17.3
17.1
17.3
17.7
17.4
17.2
17.1
17.3
17.7
17.5
17.3
17.3
17.3
17.7
17.6
17.4
17.2
17.3
18.0
17.7
17.3
17.2
17.3
17.9
17.7
17.3
17.1
17.2
1930
1931
1932
1933
1934
17.1
15.9
14.3
12.9
13.2
17.0
15.7
14.1
12.7
13.3
16.9
15.6
14.0
12.6
13.3
17.0
15.5
13.9
12.6
13.3
16.9
15.3
13.7
12.6
13.3
16.8
15.1
13.6
12.7
13.4
16.6
15.1
13.6
13.1
13.4
16.5
15.1
13.5
13.2
13.4
16.6
15.0
13.4
13.2
13.6
16.5
14.9
13.3
13.2
13.5
16.4
14.7
13.2
13.2
13.5
16.1
14.6
13.1
13.2
13.4
1935
1936
1937
1938
1939
13.6
13.8
14.1
14.2
14.0
13.7
13.8
14.1
14.1
13.9
13.7
13.7
14.2
14.1
13.9
13.8
13.7
14.3
14.2
13.8
13.8
13.7
14.4
14.1
13.8
13.7
13.8
14.4
14.1
13.8
13.7
13.9
14.5
14.1
13.8
13.7
14.0
14.5
14.1
13.8
13.7
14.0
14.6
14.1
14.1
13.7
14.0
14.6
14.0
14.0
13.8
14.0
14.5
14.0
14.0
13.8
14.0
14.4
14.0
14.0
1940
1941
1942
1943
1944
13.9
14.1
15.7
16.9
17.4
14.0
14.1
15.8
16.9
17.4
14.0
14.2
16.0
17.2
17.4
14.0
14.3
16.1
17.4
17.5
14.0
14.4
16.3
17.5
17.5
14.1
14.7
16.3
17.5
17.6
14.0
14.7
16.4
17.4
17.7
14.0
14.9
16.5
17.3
17.7
14.0
15.1
16.5
17.4
17.7
14.0
15.3
16.7
17.4
17.7
14.0
15.4
16.8
17.4
17.7
14.1
15.5
16.9
17.4
17.8
1945
1946
1947
1948
1949
17.8
18.2
21.5
23.7
24.0
17.8
18.1
21.5
23.5
23.8
17.8
18.3
21.9
23.4
23.8
17.8
18.4
21.9
23.8
23.9
17.9
18.5
21.9
23.9
23.8
18.1
18.7
22.0
24.1
23.9
18.1
19.8
22.2
24.4
23.7
18.1
20.2
22.5
24.5
23.8
18.1
20.4
23.0
24.5
23.9
18.1
20.8
23.0
24.4
23.7
18.1
21.3
23.1
24.2
23.8
18.2
21.5
23.4
24.1
23.6
1950
1951
1952
1953
1954
23.5
25.4
26.5
26.6
26.9
23.5
25.7
26.3
26.5
26.9
23.6
25.8
26.3
26.6
26.9
23.6
25.8
26.4
26.6
26.8
23.7
25.9
26.4
26.7
26.9
23.8
25.9
26.5
26.8
26.9
24.1
25.9
26.7
26.8
26.9
24.3
25.9
26.7
26.9
26.9
24.4
26.1
26.7
26.9
26.8
24.6
26.2
26.7
27.0
26.8
24.7
26.4
26.7
26.9
26.8
25.0
26.5
26.7
26.9
26.7
1955
1956
1957
1958
1959
26.7
26.8
27.6
28.6
29.0
26.7
26.8
27.7
28.6
28.9
26.7
26.8
27.8
28.8
28.9
26.7
26.9
27.9
28.9
29.0
26.7
27.0
28.0
28.9
29.0
26.7
27.2
28.1
28.9
29.1
26.8
27.4
28.3
29.0
29.2
26.8
27.3
28.3
28.9
29.2
26.9
27.4
28.3
28.9
29.3
26.9
27.5
28.3
28.9
29.4
26.9
27.5
28.4
29.0
29.4
26.8
27.6
28.4
28.9
29.4
1960
1961
1962
1963
1964
29.3
29.8
30.0
30.4
30.9
29.4
29.8
30.1
30.4
30.9
29.4
29.8
30.1
30.5
30.9
29.5
29.8
30.2
30.5
30.9
29.5
29.8
30.2
30.5
30.9
29.6
29.8
30.2
30.6
31.0
29.6
30.0
30.3
30.7
31.1
29.6
29.9
30.3
30.7
31.0
29.6
30.0
30.4
30.7
31.1
29.8
30.0
30.4
30.8
31.1
29.8
30.0
30.4
30.8
31.2
29.8
30.0
30.4
30.9
31.2
1965
1966
1967
1968
1969
31.2
31.8
32.9
34.1
35.6
31.2
32.0
32.9
34.2
35.8
31.3
32.1
33.0
34.3
36.1
31.4
32.3
33.1
34.4
36.3
31.4
32.3
33.2
34.5
36.4
31.6
32.4
33.3
34.7
36.6
31.6
32.5
33.4
34.9
36.8
31.6
32.7
33.5
35.0
37.0
31.6
32.7
33.6
35.1
37.1
31.7
32.9
33.7
35.3
37.3
31.7
32.9
33.8
35.4
37.5
31.8
32.9
33.9
35.5
37.7
See footnotes at end of table.
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Table 24. Historical Consumer Price Index for All Urban
Consumers (CPI-U): U. S. city average, all
items-Continued
(1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
Semiannual
averages
Annual
avg.
Year
1st
half
2nd
half
Percent change
from previous
Annual
avg.
Dec.
1913
1914
-
-
9.9
10.0
-
-
1.0
1.0
1915
1916
1917
1918
1919
-
-
10.1
10.9
12.8
15.1
17.3
2.0
12.6
18.1
20.4
14.5
1.0
7.9
17.4
18.0
14.6
1920
1921
1922
1923
1924
-
-
20.0
17.9
16.8
17.1
17.1
2.6
-10.8
-2.3
2.4
.0
15.6
-10.5
-6.1
1.8
.0
1925
1926
1927
1928
1929
-
-
17.5
17.7
17.4
17.1
17.1
3.5
-1.1
-2.3
-1.2
.6
2.3
1.1
-1.7
-1.7
.0
1930
1931
1932
1933
1934
-
-
16.7
15.2
13.7
13.0
13.4
-6.4
-9.3
-10.3
.8
1.5
-2.3
-9.0
-9.9
-5.1
3.1
1935
1936
1937
1938
1939
-
-
13.7
13.9
14.4
14.1
13.9
3.0
1.4
2.9
-2.8
.0
2.2
1.5
3.6
-2.1
-1.4
1940
1941
1942
1943
1944
-
-
14.0
14.7
16.3
17.3
17.6
.7
9.9
9.0
3.0
2.3
.7
5.0
10.9
6.1
1.7
1945
1946
1947
1948
1949
-
-
18.0
19.5
22.3
24.1
23.8
2.2
18.1
8.8
3.0
-2.1
2.3
8.3
14.4
8.1
-1.2
1950
1951
1952
1953
1954
-
-
24.1
26.0
26.5
26.7
26.9
5.9
6.0
.8
.7
-.7
1.3
7.9
1.9
.8
.7
1955
1956
1957
1958
1959
-
-
26.8
27.2
28.1
28.9
29.1
.4
3.0
2.9
1.8
1.7
-.4
1.5
3.3
2.8
.7
1960
1961
1962
1963
1964
-
-
29.6
29.9
30.2
30.6
31.0
1.4
.7
1.3
1.6
1.0
1.7
1.0
1.0
1.3
1.3
1965
1966
1967
1968
1969
-
-
31.5
32.4
33.4
34.8
36.7
1.9
3.5
3.0
4.7
6.2
1.6
2.9
3.1
4.2
5.5
See footnotes at end of table.
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Table 24. Historical Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U. S. city average, all items-Continued
(1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
Year
Jan.
Feb.
Mar.
Apr.
May
June
July
Aug.
Sep.
Oct.
Nov.
Dec.
1970
1971
1972
1973
1974
37.8
39.8
41.1
42.6
46.6
38.0
39.9
41.3
42.9
47.2
38.2
40.0
41.4
43.3
47.8
38.5
40.1
41.5
43.6
48.0
38.6
40.3
41.6
43.9
48.6
38.8
40.6
41.7
44.2
49.0
39.0
40.7
41.9
44.3
49.4
39.0
40.8
42.0
45.1
50.0
39.2
40.8
42.1
45.2
50.6
39.4
40.9
42.3
45.6
51.1
39.6
40.9
42.4
45.9
51.5
39.8
41.1
42.5
46.2
51.9
1975
1976
1977
1978
1979
52.1
55.6
58.5
62.5
68.3
52.5
55.8
59.1
62.9
69.1
52.7
55.9
59.5
63.4
69.8
52.9
56.1
60.0
63.9
70.6
53.2
56.5
60.3
64.5
71.5
53.6
56.8
60.7
65.2
72.3
54.2
57.1
61.0
65.7
73.1
54.3
57.4
61.2
66.0
73.8
54.6
57.6
61.4
66.5
74.6
54.9
57.9
61.6
67.1
75.2
55.3
58.0
61.9
67.4
75.9
55.5
58.2
62.1
67.7
76.7
1980
1981
1982
1983
1984
77.8
87.0
94.3
97.8
101.9
78.9
87.9
94.6
97.9
102.4
80.1
88.5
94.5
97.9
102.6
81.0
89.1
94.9
98.6
103.1
81.8
89.8
95.8
99.2
103.4
82.7
90.6
97.0
99.5
103.7
82.7
91.6
97.5
99.9
104.1
83.3
92.3
97.7
100.2
104.5
84.0
93.2
97.9
100.7
105.0
84.8
93.4
98.2
101.0
105.3
85.5
93.7
98.0
101.2
105.3
86.3
94.0
97.6
101.3
105.3
1985
1986
1987
1988
1989
105.5
109.6
111.2
115.7
121.1
106.0
109.3
111.6
116.0
121.6
106.4
108.8
112.1
116.5
122.3
106.9
108.6
112.7
117.1
123.1
107.3
108.9
113.1
117.5
123.8
107.6
109.5
113.5
118.0
124.1
107.8
109.5
113.8
118.5
124.4
108.0
109.7
114.4
119.0
124.6
108.3
110.2
115.0
119.8
125.0
108.7
110.3
115.3
120.2
125.6
109.0
110.4
115.4
120.3
125.9
109.3
110.5
115.4
120.5
126.1
1990
1991
1992
1993
1994
127.4
134.6
138.1
142.6
146.2
128.0
134.8
138.6
143.1
146.7
128.7
135.0
139.3
143.6
147.2
128.9
135.2
139.5
144.0
147.4
129.2
135.6
139.7
144.2
147.5
129.9
136.0
140.2
144.4
148.0
130.4
136.2
140.5
144.4
148.4
131.6
136.6
140.9
144.8
149.0
132.7
137.2
141.3
145.1
149.4
133.5
137.4
141.8
145.7
149.5
133.8
137.8
142.0
145.8
149.7
133.8
137.9
141.9
145.8
149.7
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
150.3
154.4
159.1
161.6
164.3
150.9
154.9
159.6
161.9
164.5
151.4
155.7
160.0
162.2
165.0
151.9
156.3
160.2
162.5
166.2
152.2
156.6
160.1
162.8
166.2
152.5
156.7
160.3
163.0
166.2
152.5
157.0
160.5
163.2
166.7
152.9
157.3
160.8
163.4
167.1
153.2
157.8
161.2
163.6
167.9
153.7
158.3
161.6
164.0
168.2
153.6
158.6
161.5
164.0
168.3
153.5
158.6
161.3
163.9
168.3
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
168.8
175.1
177.1
181.7
185.2
169.8
175.8
177.8
183.1
186.2
171.2
176.2
178.8
184.2
187.4
171.3
176.9
179.8
183.8
188.0
171.5
177.7
179.8
183.5
189.1
172.4
178.0
179.9
183.7
189.7
172.8
177.5
180.1
183.9
189.4
172.8
177.5
180.7
184.6
189.5
173.7
178.3
181.0
185.2
189.9
174.0
177.7
181.3
185.0
190.9
174.1
177.4
181.3
184.5
191.0
174.0
176.7
180.9
184.3
190.3
2005
2006
2007
2008
190.7
198.3
202.416
211.080
191.8
198.7
203.499
211.693
193.3
199.8
205.352
213.528
194.6
201.5
206.686
214.823
194.4
202.5
207.949
216.632
194.5
202.9
208.352
195.4
203.5
208.299
196.4
203.9
207.917
198.8
202.9
208.490
199.2
201.8
208.936
197.6
201.5
210.177
196.8
201.8
210.036
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
See footnotes at end of table.
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CPI Detailed Report-May 2008
Table 24. Historical Consumer Price Index for All Urban
Consumers (CPI-U): U. S. city average, all
items-Continued
(1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
Semiannual
averages
Annual
avg.
Year
1st
half
2nd
half
Percent change
from previous
Annual
avg.
Dec.
1970
1971
1972
1973
1974
-
-
38.8
40.5
41.8
44.4
49.3
5.6
3.3
3.4
8.7
12.3
5.7
4.4
3.2
6.2
11.0
1975
1976
1977
1978
1979
-
-
53.8
56.9
60.6
65.2
72.6
6.9
4.9
6.7
9.0
13.3
9.1
5.8
6.5
7.6
11.3
1980
1981
1982
1983
1984
-
-
102.9
104.9
82.4
90.9
96.5
99.6
103.9
12.5
8.9
3.8
3.8
3.9
13.5
10.3
6.2
3.2
4.3
1985
1986
1987
1988
1989
106.6
109.1
112.4
116.8
122.7
108.5
110.1
114.9
119.7
125.3
107.6
109.6
113.6
118.3
124.0
3.8
1.1
4.4
4.4
4.6
3.6
1.9
3.6
4.1
4.8
1990
1991
1992
1993
1994
128.7
135.2
139.2
143.7
147.2
132.6
137.2
141.4
145.3
149.3
130.7
136.2
140.3
144.5
148.2
6.1
3.1
2.9
2.7
2.7
5.4
4.2
3.0
3.0
2.6
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
151.5
155.8
159.9
162.3
165.4
153.2
157.9
161.2
163.7
167.8
152.4
156.9
160.5
163.0
166.6
2.5
3.3
1.7
1.6
2.7
2.8
3.0
2.3
1.6
2.2
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
170.8
176.6
178.9
183.3
187.6
173.6
177.5
180.9
184.6
190.2
172.2
177.1
179.9
184.0
188.9
3.4
1.6
2.4
1.9
3.3
3.4
2.8
1.6
2.3
2.7
2005
2006
2007
2008
193.2
200.6
205.709
197.4
202.6
208.976
195.3
201.6
207.342
3.4
2.5
4.1
3.4
3.2
2.8
-
-
-
-
-
- Data not available.
NOTE: Index applies to a month as a whole, not to any specific date.
72
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Table 25. Historical Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, by commodity and service group and detailed
expenditure categories
(1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
Unadjusted indexes
Item and group
December
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
May
2008
2007
Expenditure category
All items .....................................................................
All items (1967=100) ..................................................
174.0
521.1
176.7
529.2
180.9
541.9
184.3
552.1
190.3
570.1
196.8
589.4
201.8
604.5
210.036
629.174
216.632
648.933
Food and beverages ................................................
Food ......................................................................
Food at home ......................................................
Cereals and bakery products .............................
Cereals and cereal products ............................
Flour and prepared flour mixes ......................
Breakfast cereal .............................................
Rice, pasta, cornmeal ....................................
Rice 1 2 ........................................................
Bakery products ...............................................
Bread 2 ..........................................................
White bread 1 ...............................................
Bread other than white 1 ..............................
Fresh biscuits, rolls, muffins 2 ........................
Cakes, cupcakes, and cookies ......................
Cookies 1 .....................................................
Fresh cakes and cupcakes 1 .......................
Other bakery products ...................................
Fresh sweetrolls, coffeecakes, doughnuts 1
Crackers, bread, and cracker products 1 .....
Frozen and refrigerated bakery products,
pies, tarts, turnovers 1 .........................
Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs ............................
Meats, poultry, and fish ...................................
Meats .............................................................
Beef and veal ...............................................
Uncooked ground beef ..............................
Uncooked beef roasts 2 .............................
Uncooked beef steaks 2 ............................
Uncooked other beef and veal 2 ................
Pork .............................................................
Bacon, breakfast sausage, and related
products 2 ..........................................
Bacon and related products 1 ..................
Breakfast sausage and related products
1 2 ....................................................
Ham ...........................................................
Ham, excluding canned 1 ........................
Pork chops .................................................
Other pork including roasts and picnics 2 ..
Other meats .................................................
Frankfurters 1 .............................................
Lunchmeats 1 2 ..........................................
Lamb and organ meats 1 ...........................
Lamb and mutton 1 2 .................................
Poultry ...........................................................
Chicken 2 .....................................................
Fresh whole chicken 1 ...............................
Fresh and frozen chicken parts 1 ...............
Other poultry including turkey 2 ...................
Fish and seafood ...........................................
Fresh fish and seafood 2 .............................
Processed fish and seafood 2 ......................
Canned fish and seafood 1 ........................
Frozen fish and seafood 1 .........................
Eggs ................................................................
Dairy and related products ................................
Milk 2 ................................................................
Fresh whole milk 1 .........................................
Fresh milk other than whole 1 2 .....................
Cheese and related products ..........................
Ice cream and related products .......................
Other dairy and related products 2 ..................
Fruits and vegetables ........................................
170.5
170.0
170.2
190.7
175.7
151.9
199.0
152.0
98.9
198.1
109.3
201.9
210.0
109.3
192.9
191.0
193.9
195.0
188.4
226.4
175.2
174.7
174.7
195.3
179.2
158.9
202.2
154.7
97.9
203.3
115.0
212.3
218.8
113.4
196.1
196.2
197.4
195.9
196.0
225.1
177.8
177.3
176.1
197.3
180.1
165.0
202.2
154.6
98.2
206.0
116.2
213.7
223.3
115.5
199.9
201.6
199.9
197.3
198.0
227.0
184.1
183.6
184.1
202.9
183.9
171.4
203.2
161.1
103.4
212.6
118.6
218.9
222.5
119.9
205.1
203.1
207.7
206.5
205.5
242.4
188.9
188.5
188.5
206.4
185.7
165.4
205.7
165.0
108.3
217.1
123.3
227.2
233.7
123.1
209.4
208.1
211.6
206.9
209.8
239.8
193.2
192.9
191.7
208.4
185.1
171.6
201.3
167.1
110.1
220.7
126.9
232.5
240.2
126.1
213.9
212.5
216.1
205.9
216.8
236.6
197.4
197.0
194.3
214.8
189.0
177.0
202.3
174.9
117.3
228.5
133.4
244.6
251.3
134.0
216.1
216.2
216.9
212.4
225.3
244.4
206.936
206.704
205.208
226.461
196.793
190.014
207.828
183.958
122.254
242.268
147.354
272.159
276.643
139.977
228.738
222.193
235.227
217.459
233.009
247.888
212.251
212.054
211.863
244.192
212.808
231.132
211.396
213.148
142.740
260.894
161.382
294.581
308.597
150.292
237.889
232.652
243.016
237.739
240.716
277.306
195.3
156.6
157.0
152.9
150.9
128.4
109.7
110.9
107.7
157.2
202.0
162.0
163.3
160.0
160.2
137.3
118.7
115.8
113.7
163.0
203.7
162.4
163.0
160.3
161.1
139.0
119.1
116.1
112.8
159.2
207.0
181.1
180.4
182.7
198.9
166.1
147.1
148.0
137.3
167.5
211.9
183.1
184.5
185.6
197.1
170.9
146.1
143.1
128.8
175.4
211.6
185.7
187.1
187.8
201.5
176.8
147.8
145.0
132.7
175.2
217.3
188.6
189.0
189.4
202.6
177.7
147.5
145.1
138.1
176.4
225.129
198.755
196.639
195.558
212.808
186.936
155.076
152.557
143.603
178.818
244.431
200.960
199.985
197.301
215.927
189.745
156.272
153.924
150.499
181.312
107.7
174.4
113.4
185.8
113.1
187.8
118.0
205.1
124.8
212.4
120.3
207.7
122.3
211.1
126.273
219.140
126.187
215.096
108.3
152.5
164.6
155.0
98.8
155.1
153.0
104.2
169.7
105.3
160.7
103.1
164.0
158.8
105.0
189.5
110.5
102.4
125.3
218.6
145.5
161.5
109.3
160.0
110.6
161.1
167.1
109.5
215.1
111.8
158.5
171.4
159.4
100.7
159.7
157.7
108.2
173.4
102.5
167.7
108.4
168.7
169.6
107.1
189.4
109.6
103.5
128.2
217.6
133.5
170.8
114.1
167.3
114.4
172.7
181.8
112.6
214.4
110.7
155.3
169.8
154.9
95.4
164.8
172.0
109.5
189.8
115.1
162.4
178.9
163.2
102.2
173.8
177.0
113.3
202.7
122.097
175.954
198.301
167.482
111.596
187.239
186.345
120.873
231.966
125.216
178.318
199.118
171.066
114.936
185.170
178.036
121.714
240.679
NA
166.6
108.3
170.6
167.5
104.0
187.4
106.3
105.3
130.5
225.5
146.5
167.3
109.9
160.2
111.8
168.3
179.1
114.9
224.9
174.4
113.4
171.5
176.9
108.5
192.5
111.3
105.3
130.2
227.1
190.6
173.0
117.5
171.3
119.1
172.2
179.4
116.7
232.4
117.7
172.9
193.3
166.8
111.6
180.4
175.6
118.0
214.2
126.8
183.8
119.6
188.5
183.2
114.3
204.4
120.9
108.2
136.5
231.5
154.7
183.2
128.7
189.3
128.0
182.3
179.1
121.9
252.3
119.3
173.6
195.9
166.2
112.1
184.0
177.6
119.1
NA
123.6
169.2
188.5
166.9
108.8
178.9
172.8
116.8
207.5
114.9
183.3
120.0
186.4
186.3
111.2
196.9
114.4
106.9
133.7
228.7
152.6
180.1
124.4
181.5
125.1
181.4
178.4
120.1
250.8
NA
NA
182.5
118.5
186.1
181.2
114.7
211.6
125.9
110.9
144.0
233.8
176.5
181.0
125.5
181.2
128.0
178.9
182.0
121.7
257.2
NA
NA
193.998
127.324
202.199
194.487
116.282
221.633
132.385
115.420
148.631
245.839
234.018
205.299
149.692
221.014
149.603
202.189
188.522
136.064
272.482
199.072
129.058
201.983
198.834
125.990
230.082
138.197
119.036
153.246
253.405
217.127
207.778
146.905
214.358
148.130
209.867
190.191
140.649
276.481
See footnotes at end of table.
73
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Table 25. Historical Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, by commodity and service group and detailed
expenditure categories-Continued
(1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
Unadjusted indexes
Item and group
December
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
May
2008
Expenditure category
Fresh fruits and vegetables .............................
Fresh fruits .....................................................
Apples ..........................................................
Bananas ......................................................
Citrus fruits 2 ................................................
Oranges, including tangerines 1 ................
Other fresh fruits 2 .......................................
Fresh vegetables ...........................................
Potatoes ......................................................
Lettuce .........................................................
Tomatoes .....................................................
Other fresh vegetables ................................
Processed fruits and vegetables 2 ...................
Canned fruits and vegetables 2 .....................
Canned fruits 1 2 ..........................................
Canned vegetables 1 2 ................................
Frozen fruits and vegetables 2 .......................
Frozen vegetables 1 ....................................
Other processed fruits and vegetables
including dried 2 .....................................
Dried beans, peas, and lentils 1 2 ................
Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage
materials ....................................................
Juices and nonalcoholic drinks 2 .....................
Carbonated drinks .........................................
Frozen noncarbonated juices and drinks 2 ....
Nonfrozen noncarbonated juices and drinks 2
Beverage materials including coffee and tea 2
Coffee ............................................................
Roasted coffee 1 ..........................................
Instant and freeze dried coffee 1 .................
Other beverage materials including tea 2 ......
Other food at home ............................................
Sugar and sweets ............................................
Sugar and artificial sweeteners .....................
Candy and chewing gum 2 ............................
Other sweets 2 ...............................................
Fats and oils ....................................................
Butter and margarine 2 ..................................
Butter 1 ........................................................
Margarine 1 ..................................................
Salad dressing 2 ............................................
Other fats and oils including peanut butter 2
Peanut butter 1 2 ..........................................
Other foods ......................................................
Soups ............................................................
Frozen and freeze dried prepared foods .......
Snacks ...........................................................
Spices, seasonings, condiments, sauces ......
Salt and other seasonings and spices 1 2 ...
Olives, pickles, relishes 1 2 ..........................
Sauces and gravies 1 2 ................................
Other condiments 1 ......................................
Baby food 2 ....................................................
Other miscellaneous foods 2 .........................
Prepared salads 1 3 .....................................
Food away from home .........................................
Full service meals and snacks 2 ........................
Limited service meals and snacks 2 ..................
Food at employee sites and schools 2 ...............
Food at elementary and secondary schools 1
4 ...............................................................
Food from vending machines and mobile
vendors 2 ...................................................
254.8
269.0
202.9
161.0
120.5
214.7
114.3
240.2
179.4
281.6
285.9
243.4
105.3
104.9
107.8
105.7
107.7
159.1
250.5
270.7
216.2
165.4
129.8
242.2
107.7
230.4
205.2
231.6
264.2
232.2
110.1
109.3
107.7
113.7
114.5
168.8
264.3
283.3
231.2
165.4
142.4
278.8
111.7
245.2
222.2
218.5
288.5
250.1
113.3
112.9
111.9
116.1
114.9
168.6
276.3
287.3
238.5
162.9
145.1
294.3
113.7
263.8
214.5
301.8
284.2
271.0
112.4
109.9
110.1
112.2
118.0
173.2
302.7
308.2
241.0
158.2
162.2
313.7
126.8
295.1
230.5
276.9
425.0
282.5
114.2
112.6
112.0
116.5
117.0
171.4
301.1
312.3
251.1
169.9
174.3
331.5
121.8
288.3
251.7
260.0
342.3
295.2
120.3
119.1
117.8
124.4
122.6
177.5
306.4
325.7
276.3
174.5
185.0
370.7
124.4
286.1
266.8
281.9
318.5
288.0
123.5
122.2
122.3
125.9
125.7
178.7
326.064
344.733
292.707
182.356
186.752
348.722
134.596
306.142
274.694
295.313
378.746
300.382
128.488
127.028
125.693
131.871
129.831
179.760
326.346
353.438
325.916
212.943
203.731
386.707
126.210
298.535
294.579
268.253
322.097
304.826
136.775
136.755
135.165
142.056
135.060
190.360
102.0
99.0
103.9
103.6
110.3
110.1
109.5
108.9
113.0
113.8
118.5
116.6
122.5
123.6
129.286
139.039
138.508
151.788
136.7
104.9
121.1
111.3
104.6
96.8
147.7
151.7
159.3
109.6
156.3
153.5
133.6
104.2
106.4
150.2
113.3
147.2
153.8
105.9
103.0
108.2
172.7
196.9
150.2
166.8
173.0
101.0
100.2
106.5
182.6
111.9
108.9
138.5
106.9
123.3
114.4
106.5
96.5
142.6
142.7
164.2
112.7
160.9
156.1
136.7
105.3
109.2
156.9
126.4
174.9
160.7
107.9
103.4
109.5
177.9
202.8
154.7
173.7
182.3
108.5
109.4
109.6
184.4
115.3
108.5
139.8
108.0
124.9
113.7
107.5
97.4
142.2
142.0
164.2
114.7
161.1
159.1
140.1
107.0
112.1
152.8
114.6
141.0
161.4
107.3
105.5
109.6
178.2
205.3
153.1
167.9
187.9
108.2
111.7
113.5
195.4
117.0
110.2
139.3
107.4
124.8
115.0
106.1
97.5
143.2
144.6
161.0
114.3
163.0
161.0
143.0
107.3
115.8
157.7
119.2
145.1
171.1
109.7
108.9
109.9
179.6
207.1
153.6
175.4
183.8
107.0
105.0
111.9
202.8
120.7
109.8
140.6
108.3
127.5
111.5
105.7
98.7
145.5
146.4
167.8
115.4
163.6
161.3
142.7
107.5
116.6
167.4
135.6
186.2
173.0
110.3
113.8
110.3
178.3
207.4
152.9
171.4
178.4
106.7
109.7
102.4
195.5
123.2
110.8
145.5
111.5
133.1
111.7
107.4
103.1
162.3
167.1
175.0
115.9
167.6
167.8
154.3
111.4
118.6
165.2
131.2
174.6
174.1
105.6
116.3
111.7
183.3
211.4
154.3
181.3
185.2
113.2
110.2
106.3
198.9
127.4
112.4
148.5
113.6
133.6
126.5
110.7
105.6
165.8
166.3
188.5
118.9
168.7
172.4
163.3
113.1
123.3
166.7
129.5
164.5
177.0
109.2
117.3
108.5
183.5
211.3
151.7
179.5
185.0
109.0
112.6
109.4
199.3
128.6
115.1
158.336
121.277
143.192
146.549
117.091
112.388
191.405
196.292
206.714
120.850
182.680
185.097
169.124
122.203
133.999
193.364
152.637
178.232
222.436
111.117
145.745
128.666
196.787
231.662
161.457
197.569
204.903
120.699
127.105
114.329
243.634
137.080
118.744
102.365
213.967
134.584
135.513
129.548
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
170.8
108.0
107.8
104.3
176.0
111.6
111.3
106.2
180.1
114.0
113.7
111.3
184.3
116.5
116.3
114.1
189.9
119.9
120.0
117.4
196.0
123.3
124.0
120.6
202.2
127.5
127.7
125.0
153.648
117.609
138.194
143.465
114.034
109.195
175.083
180.752
184.030
121.631
174.057
178.631
162.521
118.555
127.536
176.068
137.454
168.121
193.811
113.085
125.054
117.962
188.325
211.165
157.409
187.632
191.486
115.302
117.241
110.635
211.775
133.326
115.267
100.000
210.233
132.413
132.959
128.545
-
-
-
-
-
100.0
104.3
107.685
107.950
103.1
104.7
106.1
108.6
111.0
114.2
116.5
120.438
123.388
See footnotes at end of table.
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Table 25. Historical Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, by commodity and service group and detailed
expenditure categories-Continued
(1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
Unadjusted indexes
Item and group
December
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
May
2008
2007
Expenditure category
Other food away from home 2 ...........................
Alcoholic beverages ..............................................
Alcoholic beverages at home ............................
Beer, ale, and other malt beverages at home
Distilled spirits at home ....................................
Whiskey at home 1 ........................................
Distilled spirits, excluding whiskey, at home 1
Wine at home ..................................................
Alcoholic beverages away from home ...............
Beer, ale, and other malt beverages away
from home 1 2 ..........................................
Wine away from home 1 2 ...............................
Distilled spirits away from home 1 2 .................
111.1
176.5
159.2
159.0
163.5
160.0
164.7
151.1
210.4
115.5
180.9
161.5
161.5
169.4
165.8
171.0
150.7
219.4
119.8
184.9
164.6
165.7
170.3
168.1
171.3
152.8
225.9
122.9
188.7
167.4
170.7
173.9
172.9
173.6
152.0
232.0
127.0
193.9
170.9
176.4
175.3
173.8
175.7
153.0
240.9
133.7
196.4
171.5
175.5
177.2
177.1
176.8
155.4
248.0
139.1
201.1
174.0
177.8
178.7
178.9
177.2
158.4
258.4
145.814
208.704
179.709
185.387
179.844
183.048
177.552
163.500
270.329
149.666
213.532
183.849
188.615
186.170
187.678
183.527
167.855
276.618
108.7
110.5
109.6
111.9
120.5
114.6
114.8
123.5
117.9
118.9
125.4
122.4
123.1
131.4
126.3
125.7
135.8
131.6
131.7
140.1
136.2
136.117
148.241
144.053
139.546
150.521
148.287
Housing ...................................................................
Shelter ...................................................................
Rent of primary residence 5 .................................
Lodging away from home 2 ..................................
Housing at school, excluding board 5 6 .............
Other lodging away from home including hotels
and motels .................................................
Owners’ equivalent rent of primary residence 5 6
Tenants’ and household insurance 2 ...................
Fuels and utilities ...................................................
Household energy ...............................................
Fuel oil and other fuels ......................................
Fuel oil .............................................................
Propane, kerosene, and firewood 7 .................
Gas (piped) and electricity 5 ..............................
Electricity 5 .......................................................
Utility (piped) gas service 5 ..............................
Water and sewer and trash collection services 2
Water and sewerage maintenance 5 ...............
Garbage and trash collection 8 ........................
Household furnishings and operations ..................
Window and floor coverings and other linens 2 ...
Floor coverings 2 ...............................................
Window coverings 2 ...........................................
Other linens 2 .....................................................
Furniture and bedding .........................................
Bedroom furniture ..............................................
Living room, kitchen, and dining room furniture
2 .................................................................
Other furniture 2 .................................................
Infants’ furniture 1 4 .........................................
Appliances 2 ........................................................
Major appliances 2 .............................................
Laundry equipment 1 .......................................
Other appliances 2 .............................................
Other household equipment and furnishings 2 ....
Clocks, lamps, and decorator items ..................
Indoor plants and flowers 9 ................................
Dishes and flatware 2 ........................................
Nonelectric cookware and tableware 2 ..............
Tools, hardware, outdoor equipment and
supplies 2 .....................................................
Tools, hardware and supplies 2 .........................
Outdoor equipment and supplies 2 ....................
Housekeeping supplies .......................................
Household cleaning products 2 ..........................
Household paper products 2 ..............................
Miscellaneous household products 2 .................
Household operations 2 .......................................
Domestic services 2 ...........................................
Gardening and lawncare services 2 ...................
Moving, storage, freight expense 2 ....................
171.9
195.1
187.6
108.8
260.1
176.9
203.2
196.4
108.6
273.7
181.1
209.5
202.5
109.2
290.5
185.1
214.1
207.9
112.9
307.2
190.7
219.8
213.9
118.7
328.4
198.3
225.6
220.5
122.8
345.3
204.8
235.1
230.0
127.7
362.9
210.933
242.372
239.102
133.545
381.548
215.809
246.069
241.803
145.634
382.813
231.1
201.8
104.7
145.3
130.6
144.9
146.5
170.7
135.6
126.9
160.1
107.9
230.8
271.9
128.6
101.1
107.3
101.2
97.4
134.2
137.4
229.3
210.9
106.3
142.2
126.2
112.7
107.4
154.9
133.5
134.6
136.0
111.0
237.8
278.6
128.9
98.5
107.3
94.8
96.2
130.0
135.7
229.4
217.9
112.3
144.2
127.5
125.6
123.2
163.4
134.1
132.1
145.1
114.6
246.2
285.4
127.0
93.3
109.4
91.3
88.3
128.6
133.5
236.6
222.2
114.3
153.6
136.5
137.0
132.8
182.3
143.3
135.6
170.3
119.8
257.8
297.4
124.7
89.5
107.5
89.9
82.9
126.5
133.1
248.5
227.2
118.7
165.7
148.0
183.7
185.2
225.8
153.0
138.5
198.2
126.3
273.7
307.4
125.5
88.2
108.2
88.5
81.3
126.3
139.7
256.7
232.8
116.1
191.6
174.7
227.8
235.5
264.9
180.0
153.3
258.0
132.9
288.8
320.6
126.4
86.6
114.9
88.6
77.9
127.1
146.2
266.8
242.8
117.1
192.6
174.2
233.2
240.9
271.9
179.0
164.8
221.3
139.3
302.5
337.2
127.0
82.4
119.5
87.9
71.3
126.2
144.4
278.872
249.532
117.003
203.006
183.516
299.296
319.208
324.116
185.155
173.357
220.496
146.878
319.460
353.439
126.066
79.801
119.083
85.646
68.305
123.506
142.055
305.607
251.576
118.411
219.881
201.212
363.872
411.126
344.495
200.999
182.260
258.374
150.069
326.259
361.533
127.598
79.053
114.702
85.573
67.791
123.485
141.510
103.0
99.7
99.5
93.9
98.5
93.6
96.2
92.4
94.4
89.0
93.0
88.6
100.0
87.0
94.5
110.7
77.1
83.2
84.6
122.4
79.2
89.7
92.3
89.0
98.6
88.0
97.2
112.4
76.1
78.7
77.6
121.6
74.2
90.6
90.510
85.986
89.515
89.060
93.7
98.2
91.4
161.8
109.9
125.6
107.3
133.3
131.3
94.8
100.1
92.1
168.3
112.9
133.9
111.4
139.1
137.3
-
-
-
-
-
94.9
96.3
112.0
92.8
96.1
108.6
114.8
93.4
96.3
94.4
97.9
111.6
89.2
95.6
106.6
117.6
90.6
95.2
91.5
95.6
111.5
85.5
91.5
101.0
116.7
85.7
90.8
87.9
92.1
109.5
81.9
86.9
91.8
119.2
83.7
89.6
84.6
89.3
105.3
78.0
87.3
91.7
120.1
85.0
90.6
96.4
97.8
95.6
156.1
107.6
117.4
104.0
112.5
111.7
113.2
111.3
95.8
95.7
95.8
159.9
110.5
119.1
106.9
117.2
114.9
118.3
115.6
94.6
94.2
94.6
158.1
109.0
119.1
105.2
119.9
119.5
118.4
117.2
92.1
92.6
91.7
156.7
107.3
116.9
106.0
122.6
122.6
119.9
119.9
93.6
95.7
92.4
158.1
106.5
125.0
104.7
127.0
124.9
125.5
123.4
NA
NA
128.4
128.6
NA
NA
89.273
99.903
115.994
75.756
74.948
70.179
124.005
72.305
93.341
89.364
100.994
116.397
74.604
76.401
70.863
129.831
73.628
95.727
93.772
99.028
91.213
170.743
112.712
138.930
113.655
142.100
139.648
141.672
128.413
93.683
99.133
90.937
175.429
115.337
145.004
115.930
146.957
142.640
149.229
130.672
See footnotes at end of table.
75
CPI Detailed Report-May 2008
Table 25. Historical Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, by commodity and service group and detailed
expenditure categories-Continued
(1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
Unadjusted indexes
Item and group
December
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
May
2008
Expenditure category
Repair of household items 2 ..............................
114.1
122.6
128.6
133.0
142.2
151.9
158.4
165.089
170.289
Apparel ....................................................................
Men’s and boys’ apparel ........................................
Men’s apparel ......................................................
Men’s suits, sport coats, and outerwear ............
Men’s furnishings ...............................................
Men’s shirts and sweaters 2 ..............................
Men’s pants and shorts .....................................
Boys’ apparel .......................................................
Women’s and girls’ apparel ...................................
Women’s apparel .................................................
Women’s outerwear ...........................................
Women’s dresses ..............................................
Women’s suits and separates 2 .........................
Women’s underwear, nightwear, sportswear
and accessories 2 ......................................
Girls’ apparel .......................................................
Footwear ................................................................
Men’s footwear ....................................................
Boys’ and girls’ footwear ......................................
Women’s footwear ...............................................
Infants’ and toddlers’ apparel ................................
Jewelry and watches 7 ...........................................
Watches 7 ............................................................
Jewelry 7 ..............................................................
127.8
128.0
131.4
130.0
135.2
99.9
123.6
114.5
119.7
120.1
121.8
95.8
96.5
123.7
122.8
125.8
128.1
132.0
92.2
117.5
110.8
114.8
115.3
113.3
99.1
90.9
121.5
119.3
124.5
127.2
133.2
91.3
113.7
100.6
113.1
112.9
113.8
100.3
88.7
119.0
118.0
122.4
128.1
136.1
88.5
106.8
101.7
110.9
111.1
112.6
100.4
86.3
118.8
116.3
121.4
126.0
134.8
86.0
110.3
97.5
110.0
109.6
106.8
96.8
86.0
117.5
114.1
119.8
125.3
133.4
85.4
106.4
93.8
108.9
109.7
102.4
104.2
85.6
118.6
113.2
119.4
120.2
131.7
87.8
106.8
91.4
110.2
111.6
101.7
112.4
87.6
118.257
112.026
116.489
121.449
126.721
81.560
108.284
95.216
109.418
110.570
96.725
115.453
87.306
120.752
116.479
122.217
125.083
140.454
82.616
113.679
95.617
108.722
110.875
84.459
111.756
87.281
100.6
117.8
123.8
128.7
123.5
120.0
128.2
132.4
119.3
136.2
97.5
112.2
120.6
124.5
122.1
116.7
128.5
132.3
117.1
136.6
93.8
114.1
120.7
124.6
120.6
117.3
125.3
127.2
110.9
131.7
93.3
109.5
118.5
120.4
118.2
116.5
119.2
122.1
111.0
125.6
92.2
112.1
120.3
118.1
122.9
119.7
118.6
126.0
112.8
129.8
91.8
104.4
121.4
120.7
124.4
119.7
115.0
123.2
113.7
126.4
91.0
102.8
123.0
123.4
123.4
121.7
114.1
129.1
115.7
133.0
88.867
103.475
122.258
120.906
125.993
120.615
113.779
134.325
113.726
139.691
94.646
98.184
125.537
123.792
127.025
125.105
114.582
147.330
115.769
154.920
Transportation .........................................................
Private transportation ............................................
New and used motor vehicles 2 ...........................
New vehicles .....................................................
New cars and trucks 1 2 ...................................
New cars 1 .......................................................
New trucks 1 8 .................................................
Used cars and trucks .........................................
Leased cars and trucks 10 .................................
Car and truck rental 2 ........................................
Motor fuel .............................................................
Gasoline (all types) ............................................
Gasoline, unleaded regular 1 ...........................
Gasoline, unleaded midgrade 1 11 ...................
Gasoline, unleaded premium 1 ........................
Other motor fuels 2 ............................................
Motor vehicle parts and equipment .....................
Tires ...................................................................
Vehicle accessories other than tires 2 ...............
Vehicle parts and equipment other than tires 1
Motor oil, coolant, and fluids 1 .........................
Motor vehicle maintenance and repair ................
Motor vehicle body work ....................................
Motor vehicle maintenance and servicing .........
Motor vehicle repair 2 ........................................
Motor vehicle insurance .......................................
Motor vehicle fees 2 .............................................
State and local registration and license 2 5 .......
Parking and other fees 2 ....................................
Parking fees and tolls 1 2 .................................
Automobile service clubs 1 2 ...........................
Public transportation ..............................................
Airline fare ...........................................................
Other intercity transportation ...............................
Intercity bus fare 1 3 ...........................................
154.4
150.3
102.1
143.6
99.6
140.5
152.2
160.2
107.6
127.8
127.0
125.5
131.5
126.7
134.3
103.1
98.5
103.6
110.1
141.7
179.9
191.1
165.0
109.7
260.5
108.2
105.3
114.8
115.3
104.5
209.5
238.2
156.3
148.5
144.3
101.6
143.5
99.6
140.5
152.0
157.2
100.0
103.7
96.1
95.4
93.1
98.8
97.0
112.0
105.8
101.2
106.2
111.3
150.7
186.4
197.6
171.6
113.5
279.4
110.4
106.4
119.6
120.2
109.8
204.8
229.0
152.0
154.2
150.4
98.7
140.6
97.6
137.7
148.6
148.5
98.0
104.2
119.7
119.1
117.1
123.9
119.8
113.8
107.0
101.3
108.7
113.9
154.3
193.3
201.2
177.9
117.9
304.6
114.0
110.1
122.9
123.9
109.5
203.0
223.4
155.1
154.7
150.8
94.4
138.0
95.7
134.8
146.4
131.0
95.7
107.5
127.8
127.2
125.7
131.4
127.1
115.8
107.7
100.8
111.1
115.5
160.2
198.0
205.0
180.9
121.4
318.4
121.8
119.4
126.5
128.0
112.2
205.6
223.1
147.0
164.8
161.3
95.4
138.8
96.3
135.5
147.2
137.3
91.7
103.2
161.2
160.4
159.2
165.2
158.0
152.6
109.9
103.2
112.7
116.0
170.3
203.3
210.5
186.2
124.4
329.3
132.3
131.8
133.0
135.4
113.9
205.4
219.7
144.6
172.7
168.9
95.8
138.3
95.9
136.6
144.4
139.2
93.0
112.1
187.3
186.2
185.8
190.8
181.1
186.4
114.0
106.2
118.4
119.9
195.1
210.7
220.5
192.2
129.2
332.5
136.2
134.4
139.5
144.2
114.1
217.6
233.8
151.6
175.4
171.8
94.8
137.1
95.0
136.9
141.5
136.2
92.9
115.4
199.3
198.1
197.9
202.1
192.3
200.1
119.5
110.0
126.2
125.6
224.4
218.8
228.1
198.3
134.9
335.2
139.4
137.6
142.3
146.5
118.2
217.8
231.4
154.7
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
189.984
186.134
94.754
136.664
94.727
136.371
141.191
136.943
93.464
113.982
258.132
256.790
256.775
261.983
247.369
248.393
123.928
113.060
132.574
131.420
240.510
226.120
236.039
204.331
139.602
336.915
142.248
139.320
147.630
153.178
119.323
233.408
255.873
156.648
100.000
205.262
201.133
93.705
134.669
93.369
135.144
138.507
136.325
92.921
115.440
322.124
319.787
320.646
325.561
304.345
322.484
126.824
115.395
136.234
133.646
256.548
231.730
237.076
211.077
142.559
338.561
145.598
141.594
152.913
160.177
119.753
251.600
285.607
153.043
99.224
-
See footnotes at end of table.
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CPI Detailed Report-May 2008
Table 25. Historical Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, by commodity and service group and detailed
expenditure categories-Continued
(1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
Unadjusted indexes
Item and group
December
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
May
2008
Expenditure category
Intercity train fare 1 3 .........................................
Ship fare 1 2 .......................................................
Intracity transportation .........................................
Medical care ............................................................
Medical care commodities .....................................
Prescription drugs ................................................
Nonprescription drugs and medical supplies 7 ....
Internal and respiratory over-the-counter drugs
Nonprescription medical equipment and
supplies .....................................................
Medical care services ............................................
Professional services ...........................................
Physicians’ services 5 ........................................
Dental services 5 ...............................................
Eyeglasses and eye care 7 ................................
Services by other medical professionals 5 7 ......
Hospital and related services 5 ............................
Hospital services 5 12 ........................................
Inpatient hospital services 1 5 12 .....................
Outpatient hospital services 1 5 7 ....................
Nursing homes and adult day services 5 12 .......
Care of invalids and elderly at home 3 ...............
Health insurance 4 ...............................................
Recreation 2 .............................................................
Video and audio 2 ..................................................
Televisions ...........................................................
Cable and satellite television and radio service 8
Other video equipment 2 ......................................
Video cassettes, discs, and other media
including rental 2 ..........................................
Video cassettes and discs, blank and
prerecorded 1 2 ..........................................
Rental of video tapes and discs 1 2 ...................
Audio equipment ..................................................
Audio discs, tapes and other media 2 ..................
Pets, pet products and services 2 ..........................
Pets and pet products ..........................................
Pet food 1 2 ........................................................
Purchase of pets, pet supplies, accessories 1 2
Pet services including veterinary 2 ......................
Pet services 1 2 ..................................................
Veterinarian services 1 2 ....................................
Sporting goods ......................................................
Sports vehicles including bicycles .......................
Sports equipment ................................................
Photography 2 ........................................................
Photographic equipment and supplies ................
Film and photographic supplies 1 2 ...................
Photographic equipment 1 2 ..............................
Photographers and film processing 2 ..................
Photographer fees 1 2 ........................................
Film processing 1 2 ............................................
Other recreational goods 2 ....................................
Toys .....................................................................
Toys, games, hobbies and playground
equipment 1 2 ............................................
Sewing machines, fabric and supplies 2 ..............
Music instruments and accessories 2 ..................
Recreation services 2 ............................................
Club dues and fees for participant sports and
group exercises 2 .........................................
Admissions ..........................................................
Admission to movies, theaters, and concerts 1 2
Admission to sporting events 1 2 .......................
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
86.0
177.5
78.4
182.3
77.0
185.1
69.1
204.1
72.5
211.9
72.3
223.3
71.3
227.5
100.000
72.918
232.378
96.345
70.644
238.708
264.8
241.1
290.0
150.2
177.4
277.3
251.6
307.3
151.1
179.5
291.3
259.5
321.2
151.2
179.9
302.1
265.0
329.1
153.0
182.5
314.9
270.8
340.7
151.0
178.3
328.4
280.8
355.7
153.6
182.1
340.1
285.9
362.3
156.3
185.5
357.661
293.610
374.389
158.094
187.414
363.396
294.896
377.144
157.192
187.918
179.8
270.4
240.3
247.1
262.2
151.4
163.4
325.3
118.8
116.3
271.6
119.0
179.0
283.5
248.9
255.8
272.5
155.6
169.0
348.3
127.4
124.3
290.2
124.3
178.1
299.4
257.0
264.1
284.8
155.2
175.1
382.4
140.3
136.0
327.0
129.8
179.0
311.9
264.1
270.1
297.2
157.5
179.2
407.0
149.3
143.7
348.5
137.3
181.1
327.3
274.6
280.8
311.9
162.0
183.7
428.0
157.1
151.8
364.2
142.1
-
-
-
-
-
182.4
342.0
284.9
289.5
329.6
167.0
188.3
449.7
165.2
159.8
382.5
147.1
100.0
100.0
185.1
356.0
292.4
294.3
346.2
170.3
194.2
477.2
175.4
170.6
402.4
154.5
103.1
106.4
187.782
376.940
304.784
306.304
366.225
172.811
200.312
515.677
189.908
183.595
442.085
161.981
106.602
115.727
183.193
384.505
310.917
310.776
376.666
176.742
204.706
531.022
196.032
189.687
454.197
164.976
107.362
114.953
103.7
100.7
47.4
270.0
60.4
105.3
101.2
42.3
280.9
50.4
106.5
103.2
37.8
301.3
43.8
107.7
103.3
32.4
312.6
38.4
108.5
103.9
28.4
325.2
32.9
109.7
103.9
24.3
336.0
29.4
110.8
102.8
18.8
344.7
25.3
111.705
102.691
15.352
353.432
22.009
112.987
102.988
14.430
360.821
20.828
85.4
83.9
78.0
78.0
77.1
76.5
77.4
77.808
77.310
84.9
91.3
79.4
104.0
106.9
143.6
102.3
99.5
117.7
110.9
118.1
119.2
132.4
106.3
99.4
125.0
96.0
90.1
103.7
104.2
101.1
86.4
103.4
81.0
94.2
75.9
108.5
111.4
148.4
105.4
101.6
124.6
113.0
125.7
117.3
131.8
103.5
98.7
122.3
97.3
83.2
103.8
108.7
99.4
83.1
98.0
80.7
86.5
72.5
109.6
113.9
149.3
105.7
104.3
130.7
117.5
132.2
115.7
130.7
101.6
96.8
114.7
91.7
78.2
105.7
114.3
100.5
77.0
88.9
79.0
86.3
68.6
105.3
117.0
151.5
107.8
103.9
137.3
122.0
139.3
114.9
127.8
102.2
94.7
108.2
88.8
71.6
106.3
118.1
100.6
74.5
85.2
77.1
85.5
64.0
109.0
122.0
155.8
111.1
105.8
145.9
128.2
148.6
113.5
129.6
98.2
91.8
100.5
87.5
61.8
106.5
115.4
100.4
71.3
80.0
70.7
89.1
58.4
109.1
125.4
157.6
112.4
107.7
153.0
133.2
156.3
115.5
134.7
97.8
89.0
95.6
88.0
55.5
104.8
113.4
98.8
68.5
76.4
68.4
92.2
55.9
105.9
129.8
162.6
116.2
110.9
159.3
138.6
163.0
117.2
138.8
96.8
84.7
84.9
84.5
45.5
106.7
114.6
100.5
66.4
72.7
64.303
95.867
53.242
105.202
136.947
170.641
122.446
114.293
169.281
144.294
174.382
116.125
138.424
95.030
81.737
79.082
86.304
38.800
106.295
117.023
99.692
62.868
68.585
62.539
97.010
51.182
101.999
142.033
177.494
129.026
114.056
174.843
148.748
180.133
117.898
139.730
97.208
80.664
76.338
86.787
36.514
106.947
117.668
99.953
62.571
67.617
85.9
95.2
100.1
113.3
82.4
96.2
100.1
117.7
78.1
94.1
98.9
121.4
75.7
94.6
97.5
125.6
73.6
94.9
98.7
128.3
71.8
91.7
96.9
132.1
70.0
92.6
96.9
137.2
67.586
86.794
95.018
140.427
67.400
88.158
96.837
142.584
110.1
234.8
116.4
119.2
112.4
245.3
119.4
126.4
113.1
257.4
125.4
131.4
116.1
266.1
130.3
132.3
116.4
275.3
133.5
141.4
119.4
284.9
138.2
150.4
122.0
299.8
145.7
156.0
123.864
307.108
148.620
163.370
126.269
310.296
149.781
168.137
See footnotes at end of table.
77
CPI Detailed Report-May 2008
Table 25. Historical Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, by commodity and service group and detailed
expenditure categories-Continued
(1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
Unadjusted indexes
Item and group
December
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
May
2008
Expenditure category
Fees for lessons or instructions 7 ........................
Recreational reading materials ..............................
Newspapers and magazines 2 .............................
Recreational books 2 ...........................................
190.5
189.4
107.1
101.3
203.2
193.1
109.3
103.0
206.1
196.9
111.7
104.7
219.0
198.6
113.6
104.2
224.9
202.9
117.8
104.2
230.8
204.0
119.8
102.9
238.9
205.7
121.0
103.6
248.080
208.036
122.709
104.305
253.404
209.276
123.292
105.076
Education and communication 2 ..............................
Education 2 ............................................................
Educational books and supplies ..........................
Tuition, other school fees, and childcare .............
College tuition and fees .....................................
Elementary and high school tuition and fees .....
Child care and nursery school 9 ........................
Technical and business school tuition and fees
2 .................................................................
Communication 2 ...................................................
Postage and delivery services 2 ..........................
Postage .............................................................
Delivery services 2 .............................................
Information and information processing 2 ............
Telephone services 2 .........................................
Land-line telephone services, local charges 5
Land-line telephone services, long distance
charges 2 .................................................
Land-line interstate toll calls 1 ........................
Land-line intrastate toll calls 1 ........................
Wireless telephone services 2 .........................
Information technology, hardware and services
13 .................................................................
Personal computers and peripheral equipment
3 .................................................................
Computer software and accessories 2 ...............
Internet services and electronic information
providers 2 .................................................
Telephone hardware, calculators, and other
consumer information items 2 ....................
103.6
115.5
285.4
332.7
340.9
361.4
160.1
106.9
122.0
294.7
352.2
361.9
387.3
168.1
109.2
130.0
323.3
374.0
387.4
413.6
176.4
110.9
139.4
342.8
401.7
425.5
440.4
183.6
112.6
148.5
355.9
428.9
462.2
471.4
190.0
115.3
157.6
374.3
455.3
492.8
497.8
200.5
118.0
167.6
399.5
484.0
527.2
527.1
211.2
121.506
176.927
434.352
510.016
559.190
556.271
219.405
122.348
177.994
442.770
512.579
560.613
558.913
221.473
119.0
93.0
103.2
165.1
116.0
92.2
98.4
180.1
126.0
93.4
108.0
172.7
123.7
92.3
99.7
188.2
132.3
91.8
119.2
190.9
129.4
90.0
99.9
198.2
144.3
88.2
119.4
190.9
135.1
86.2
97.2
203.3
155.8
85.4
120.0
190.9
154.0
83.3
94.8
205.5
166.0
84.3
120.5
190.9
169.3
82.2
95.2
212.2
174.4
83.1
126.5
201.1
171.5
80.6
96.8
216.8
183.016
83.282
132.091
208.927
189.551
80.546
98.792
225.675
183.823
83.929
135.789
213.669
210.018
81.080
99.879
229.447
89.5
65.8
88.9
71.1
87.9
64.5
87.4
67.2
82.6
60.7
82.1
67.4
74.3
54.1
74.4
66.5
68.6
49.4
69.5
65.6
67.4
47.9
69.8
64.6
69.6
50.3
72.1
64.6
71.946
51.498
76.349
64.011
73.127
52.760
77.524
64.272
23.8
19.8
17.2
15.3
14.2
13.1
11.2
10.215
10.118
407.9
81.5
282.9
79.5
220.7
71.0
181.1
64.1
155.7
61.1
131.1
58.5
115.8
54.2
100.000
50.722
97.028
50.858
95.7
100.3
99.6
97.6
97.2
94.5
77.2
73.176
73.235
70.8
65.0
59.0
52.3
48.4
44.2
40.3
36.945
37.477
Other goods and services ........................................
Tobacco and smoking products .............................
Cigarettes 2 ..........................................................
Tobacco products other than cigarettes 2 ............
Personal care ........................................................
Personal care products ........................................
Hair, dental, shaving, and miscellaneous
personal care products 2 ...........................
Cosmetics, perfume, bath, nail preparations
and implements .........................................
Personal care services ........................................
Haircuts and other personal care services 2 ......
Miscellaneous personal services .........................
Legal services 7 .................................................
Funeral expenses 7 ...........................................
Laundry and dry cleaning services 2 .................
Apparel services other than laundry and dry
cleaning 2 ...................................................
Financial services 7 ...........................................
Checking account and other bank services 1 2
Tax return preparation and other accounting
fees 1 2 ....................................................
Miscellaneous personal goods 2 ..........................
Stationery, stationery supplies, gift wrap 1 ........
Infants’ equipment 1 4 ........................................
274.0
396.6
160.4
121.7
167.8
155.5
286.4
431.7
175.1
125.8
172.6
155.4
295.8
472.5
192.3
130.9
175.4
153.4
300.2
470.4
190.6
138.6
179.0
153.4
307.8
484.8
196.0
147.1
183.3
153.4
317.3
513.1
207.6
154.6
187.6
155.4
326.7
527.3
213.4
157.7
193.3
159.0
337.633
566.696
229.969
163.226
197.643
158.236
344.709
581.185
235.798
167.987
201.523
158.790
104.9
104.6
103.4
102.6
101.7
102.1
104.2
103.861
104.320
168.1
181.3
110.6
255.7
192.6
189.8
107.1
168.3
186.4
113.7
268.5
205.1
198.3
111.5
165.9
189.9
115.9
276.9
213.9
206.8
113.8
167.3
194.3
118.6
287.1
224.6
215.4
117.2
169.2
201.2
122.8
297.7
236.6
223.2
120.7
173.1
206.6
126.0
306.6
244.6
233.5
122.9
177.5
212.5
129.6
318.7
255.5
244.9
126.9
176.418
219.656
134.026
329.908
262.910
256.560
130.834
176.852
223.649
136.462
339.824
270.892
265.056
134.992
108.6
218.2
110.4
113.0
228.0
116.0
115.1
235.2
117.9
118.7
241.3
120.1
121.9
250.2
123.4
127.9
254.2
123.9
134.4
263.0
126.7
139.205
273.241
129.839
144.721
279.439
131.611
117.4
96.0
155.6
122.7
94.4
156.5
128.7
93.6
156.4
134.1
89.0
149.5
141.0
86.6
148.0
-
-
-
-
-
147.2
86.4
150.2
100.0
156.6
86.9
151.6
97.1
163.279
87.487
154.060
95.663
170.172
89.333
155.443
97.394
150.0
137.8
147.2
147.9
132.3
138.4
149.7
133.6
145.2
150.4
131.7
146.7
155.8
137.2
157.4
160.0
141.3
166.3
162.1
142.5
170.9
170.511
150.162
188.635
178.341
158.778
207.875
Special aggregate indexes
Commodities ..............................................................
Commodities less food and beverages ...................
Nondurables less food and beverages ..................
See footnotes at end of table.
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Table 25. Historical Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, by commodity and service group and detailed
expenditure categories-Continued
(1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
Unadjusted indexes
Item and group
December
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
May
2008
Special aggregate indexes
Nondurables less food, beverages, and apparel
Durables ................................................................
Services .....................................................................
Rent of shelter 6 .........................................................
Transportation services .............................................
Other services ...........................................................
All items less food ......................................................
All items less shelter ..................................................
All items less medical care ........................................
Commodities less food ..............................................
Nondurables less food ...............................................
Nondurables less food and apparel ...........................
Nondurables ..............................................................
Apparel less footwear ................................................
Services less rent of shelter 6 ....................................
Services less medical care services ..........................
Energy .......................................................................
All items less energy ..................................................
All items less food and energy .................................
Commodities less food and energy commodities ..
Energy commodities ............................................
Services less energy services ...............................
Domestically produced farm food ..............................
Utilities and public transportation ...............................
163.1
125.9
198.0
203.1
198.3
233.0
174.7
167.5
169.0
139.3
149.0
163.6
159.1
124.1
206.9
191.5
128.1
180.2
182.8
145.1
129.3
204.4
173.2
156.5
151.6
124.3
205.3
211.7
204.5
241.9
177.0
168.2
171.3
134.1
140.9
153.4
156.8
119.9
213.2
198.3
111.4
185.2
187.8
144.7
97.6
212.6
178.2
156.6
163.9
120.2
211.9
218.1
212.0
250.2
181.6
171.7
175.1
135.6
147.6
165.0
161.6
117.2
220.5
204.3
123.3
188.6
191.4
142.5
120.7
219.8
179.8
158.4
1
2
3
4
5
167.7
115.0
217.9
222.9
217.7
257.4
184.4
174.7
178.2
133.8
149.2
168.8
165.4
114.8
228.4
209.9
131.8
191.5
193.6
139.0
129.0
225.5
189.5
163.2
185.2
115.5
224.6
228.9
221.8
264.3
190.6
180.9
183.9
139.3
159.5
185.1
173.3
114.1
236.5
216.0
153.7
195.8
197.8
139.8
163.4
231.9
194.4
168.3
200.4
114.9
233.2
235.0
227.8
272.3
197.4
187.7
190.0
143.3
168.1
199.2
180.1
112.3
248.8
224.2
180.0
200.1
202.1
140.1
190.7
238.7
196.9
183.5
207.3
113.3
241.2
245.0
230.8
280.9
202.6
191.1
194.8
144.7
172.7
205.8
184.5
113.3
254.9
231.7
185.2
205.1
207.3
139.9
202.4
247.5
199.2
185.2
236.735
112.093
249.225
252.669
236.504
289.945
210.610
199.734
202.600
152.344
189.844
233.014
198.422
112.990
263.966
238.894
217.506
210.890
212.356
140.014
261.976
255.785
211.109
191.955
266.943
111.362
254.509
256.532
242.343
293.959
217.411
207.566
209.170
160.880
208.233
260.703
211.240
115.230
271.467
243.982
257.106
214.101
215.180
140.677
326.414
260.049
217.675
201.893
9
10
11
12
13
NA
-
Special index based on a substantially smaller sample.
Indexes on a December 1997=100 base.
Indexes on a December 2007=100 base.
Indexes on a December 2005=100 base.
This index series was calculated using a Laspeyres estimator. All other item
stratum index series were calculated using a geometric means estimator.
6 Indexes on a December 1982=100 base.
7 Indexes on a December 1986=100 base.
8 Indexes on a December 1983=100 base.
Indexes on a December 1990=100 base.
Indexes on a December 2001=100 base.
Indexes on a December 1993=100 base.
Indexes on a December 1996=100 base.
Indexes on a December 1988=100 base.
Data not adequate for publication.
Data not available.
NOTE: Index applies to a month as a whole, not to any specific date.
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Table 26. Historical Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, by commodity and
service group and detailed expenditure categories
Percent change from previous December
Item and group
December
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
May
2008
2007
Expenditure category
All items ................................................................................
3.4
1.6
2.4
1.9
3.3
3.4
2.5
4.1
3.1
Food and beverages ...........................................................
Food ..................................................................................
Food at home ..................................................................
Cereals and bakery products ........................................
Cereals and cereal products .......................................
Flour and prepared flour mixes .................................
Breakfast cereal ........................................................
Rice, pasta, cornmeal ...............................................
Rice 1 2 ...................................................................
Bakery products ..........................................................
Bread 2 .....................................................................
White bread 1 ..........................................................
Bread other than white 1 .........................................
Fresh biscuits, rolls, muffins 2 ...................................
Cakes, cupcakes, and cookies .................................
Cookies 1 ................................................................
Fresh cakes and cupcakes 1 ..................................
Other bakery products ..............................................
Fresh sweetrolls, coffeecakes, doughnuts 1 ...........
Crackers, bread, and cracker products 1 ................
Frozen and refrigerated bakery products, pies,
tarts, turnovers 1 .............................................
Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs .......................................
Meats, poultry, and fish ...............................................
Meats ........................................................................
Beef and veal ..........................................................
Uncooked ground beef .........................................
Uncooked beef roasts 2 ........................................
Uncooked beef steaks 2 .......................................
Uncooked other beef and veal 2 ...........................
Pork ........................................................................
Bacon, breakfast sausage, and related products 2
Bacon and related products 1 .............................
Breakfast sausage and related products 1 2 .......
Ham ......................................................................
Ham, excluding canned 1 ...................................
Pork chops ............................................................
Other pork including roasts and picnics 2 .............
Other meats ............................................................
Frankfurters 1 ........................................................
Lunchmeats 1 2 .....................................................
Lamb and organ meats 1 ......................................
Lamb and mutton 1 2 ............................................
Poultry .......................................................................
Chicken 2 ................................................................
Fresh whole chicken 1 ..........................................
Fresh and frozen chicken parts 1 ..........................
Other poultry including turkey 2 ..............................
Fish and seafood ......................................................
Fresh fish and seafood 2 ........................................
Processed fish and seafood 2 .................................
Canned fish and seafood 1 ...................................
Frozen fish and seafood 1 ....................................
Eggs ............................................................................
Dairy and related products ............................................
Milk 2 ...........................................................................
Fresh whole milk 1 ....................................................
Fresh milk other than whole 1 2 ................................
Cheese and related products ......................................
Ice cream and related products ..................................
Other dairy and related products 2 .............................
Fruits and vegetables ...................................................
2.8
2.8
2.9
2.6
.9
.7
1.2
.4
-1.2
3.5
4.6
4.7
5.4
3.0
1.8
-1.3
3.5
4.1
7.7
3.0
2.8
2.8
2.6
2.4
2.0
4.6
1.6
1.8
-1.0
2.6
5.2
5.2
4.2
3.8
1.7
2.7
1.8
.5
4.0
-.6
1.5
1.5
.8
1.0
.5
3.8
.0
-.1
.3
1.3
1.0
.7
2.1
1.9
1.9
2.8
1.3
.7
1.0
.8
3.5
3.6
4.5
2.8
2.1
3.9
.5
4.2
5.3
3.2
2.1
2.4
-.4
3.8
2.6
.7
3.9
4.7
3.8
6.8
2.6
2.7
2.4
1.7
1.0
-3.5
1.2
2.4
4.7
2.1
4.0
3.8
5.0
2.7
2.1
2.5
1.9
.2
2.1
-1.1
2.3
2.3
1.7
1.0
-.3
3.7
-2.1
1.3
1.7
1.7
2.9
2.3
2.8
2.4
2.1
2.1
2.1
-.5
3.3
-1.3
2.2
2.1
1.4
3.1
2.1
3.1
.5
4.7
6.5
3.5
5.1
5.2
4.6
6.3
1.0
1.7
.4
3.2
3.9
3.3
4.8
4.9
5.6
5.4
4.1
7.4
2.7
5.2
4.2
6.0
10.5
11.3
10.1
4.5
5.8
2.8
8.4
2.4
3.4
1.4
2.6
2.6
3.2
7.8
8.1
21.6
1.7
15.9
16.8
7.7
9.5
8.2
11.6
7.4
4.0
4.7
3.3
9.3
3.3
11.9
3.6
4.5
4.0
5.2
5.5
6.1
6.4
4.5
5.3
5.8
7.4
8.7
6.9
4.0
4.7
5.9
5.1
3.7
3.2
2.8
9.3
5.6
2.0
1.8
1.4
2.1
2.6
1.4
3.9
-1.8
-4.7
2.2
17.3
-.4
-.4
.9
-.1
-2.5
1.8
1.5
5.2
3.4
3.4
4.0
4.6
6.2
6.9
8.2
4.4
5.6
3.7
5.3
6.5
3.2
3.9
4.1
2.8
1.9
3.0
3.1
3.8
2.2
-2.7
4.4
5.1
2.9
6.8
2.0
-.1
-.8
1.1
2.3
-.5
-8.2
5.8
4.4
4.6
3.4
7.2
8.8
2.8
-.3
.8
.2
-.2
.2
.6
1.2
.3
.3
-.8
-2.3
-.3
1.1
-1.0
-2.0
-.9
-2.8
-5.3
3.2
9.1
1.2
9.5
1.6
11.5
10.7
14.0
23.5
19.5
23.5
27.5
21.7
5.2
4.3
9.2
4.0
4.6
5.4
5.4
7.1
5.5
2.9
3.5
6.8
2.4
1.1
2.3
1.6
-.9
2.9
-.7
-3.3
-6.2
4.7
5.8
3.6
7.4
4.2
5.4
2.3
6.5
2.9
-2.4
3.1
2.4
2.7
1.6
1.0
.9
.5
.5
-.2
.1
4.1
.7
1.7
1.6
1.4
.4
1.3
-.4
.4
2.0
1.1
.9
3.6
5.4
4.0
3.3
5.0
5.2
5.1
5.1
4.0
1.4
3.2
3.8
2.3
1.4
1.2
.8
-.4
1.8
4.9
1.5
-
-
-
-
8.6
1.1
1.7
.9
1.5
1.5
.8
.9
4.8
1.4
-.1
-1.8
2.6
1.3
.4
2.1
3.0
-1.1
-4.5
.7
3.8
-
-.7
-.1
1.1
-1.2
-2.9
-1.1
-3.0
1.7
1.8
3.6
9.7
-2.0
-3.7
-4.2
-2.3
-2.5
-1.5
2.0
4.9
4.7
4.7
.5
5.6
4.3
2.7
4.7
.0
-.2
.7
30.1
3.4
6.9
6.9
6.5
2.3
.2
1.6
3.3
5.1
5.8
8.7
5.3
2.5
2.3
2.8
1.5
2.7
.7
-19.9
4.1
5.9
6.0
5.0
5.3
-.6
2.9
7.9
-.1
1.4
1.4
1.2
2.2
3.5
1.2
1.3
3.0
-.1
-3.6
-2.2
-4.8
2.2
2.5
-.1
2.6
.8
1.6
1.0
3.2
10.4
.3
-.3
1.1
-1.7
2.8
3.8
5.7
1.2
2.1
1.2
1.4
1.7
3.5
4.3
2.3
.5
.4
1.5
.6
-.7
-.9
-1.3
-1.1
.3
3.5
4.1
2.5
5.5
1.0
14.1
-1.2
-2.5
-4.3
.0
-1.9
1.6
-.2
1.9
6.3
7.4
8.7
7.3
1.4
4.7
5.2
4.1
3.2
5.1
32.6
13.4
19.3
22.0
16.9
13.0
3.6
11.8
5.9
-
2.6
1.4
-.1
2.2
8.3
3.8
4.4
3.1
3.1
3.1
-7.2
1.2
-1.9
-3.0
-1.0
3.8
.9
3.4
1.5
See footnotes at end of table.
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Table 26. Historical Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, by commodity and
service group and detailed expenditure categories-Continued
Percent change from previous December
Item and group
December
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
May
2008
2007
Expenditure category
Fresh fruits and vegetables ........................................
Fresh fruits ................................................................
Apples .....................................................................
Bananas ..................................................................
Citrus fruits 2 ...........................................................
Oranges, including tangerines 1 ...........................
Other fresh fruits 2 ..................................................
Fresh vegetables ......................................................
Potatoes ..................................................................
Lettuce ....................................................................
Tomatoes ................................................................
Other fresh vegetables ...........................................
Processed fruits and vegetables 2 ..............................
Canned fruits and vegetables 2 ................................
Canned fruits 1 2 .....................................................
Canned vegetables 1 2 ...........................................
Frozen fruits and vegetables 2 ..................................
Frozen vegetables 1 ...............................................
Other processed fruits and vegetables including
dried 2 ...............................................................
Dried beans, peas, and lentils 1 2 ...........................
Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials .........
Juices and nonalcoholic drinks 2 ................................
Carbonated drinks ....................................................
Frozen noncarbonated juices and drinks 2 ...............
Nonfrozen noncarbonated juices and drinks 2 ..........
Beverage materials including coffee and tea 2 ...........
Coffee .......................................................................
Roasted coffee 1 .....................................................
Instant and freeze dried coffee 1 ............................
Other beverage materials including tea 2 .................
Other food at home .......................................................
Sugar and sweets .......................................................
Sugar and artificial sweeteners .................................
Candy and chewing gum 2 .......................................
Other sweets 2 ..........................................................
Fats and oils ...............................................................
Butter and margarine 2 .............................................
Butter 1 ...................................................................
Margarine 1 .............................................................
Salad dressing 2 .......................................................
Other fats and oils including peanut butter 2 ............
Peanut butter 1 2 .....................................................
Other foods .................................................................
Soups ........................................................................
Frozen and freeze dried prepared foods ..................
Snacks ......................................................................
Spices, seasonings, condiments, sauces .................
Salt and other seasonings and spices 1 2 ...............
Olives, pickles, relishes 1 2 .....................................
Sauces and gravies 1 2 ...........................................
Other condiments 1 .................................................
Baby food 2 ...............................................................
Other miscellaneous foods 2 ....................................
Prepared salads 1 3 ................................................
Food away from home ....................................................
Full service meals and snacks 2 ...................................
Limited service meals and snacks 2 .............................
Food at employee sites and schools 2 ..........................
Food at elementary and secondary schools 1 4 ..........
Food from vending machines and mobile vendors 2 ....
6.2
.8
.2
-.2
-4.7
-10.3
4.3
12.2
-5.9
32.4
22.5
10.7
1.8
1.9
3.0
2.0
2.0
3.1
-1.7
.6
6.6
2.7
7.7
12.8
-5.8
-4.1
14.4
-17.8
-7.6
-4.6
4.6
4.2
-.1
7.6
6.3
6.1
5.5
4.7
6.9
.0
9.7
15.1
3.7
6.4
8.3
-5.7
9.2
7.7
2.9
3.3
3.9
2.1
.3
-.1
4.5
1.4
3.2
-1.5
1.9
5.6
1.8
7.6
-3.5
38.1
-1.5
8.4
-.8
-2.7
-1.6
-3.4
2.7
2.7
9.6
7.3
1.0
-2.9
11.8
6.6
11.5
11.9
7.5
-8.3
49.5
4.2
1.6
2.5
1.7
3.8
-.8
-1.0
-0.5
1.3
4.2
7.4
7.5
5.7
-3.9
-2.3
9.2
-6.1
-19.5
4.5
5.3
5.8
5.2
6.8
4.8
3.6
1.8
4.3
10.0
2.7
6.1
11.8
2.1
-.8
6.0
8.4
-7.0
-2.4
2.7
2.6
3.8
1.2
2.5
.7
6.4
5.8
5.9
4.5
.9
-5.9
8.2
7.0
3.0
4.8
18.9
4.3
4.0
4.0
2.8
4.7
3.3
.6
0.1
2.5
11.3
16.8
9.1
10.9
-6.2
-2.5
7.2
-9.2
-15.0
1.5
6.4
7.7
7.5
7.7
4.0
5.9
1.3
.6
1.5
1.9
2.1
1.9
1.7
.2
-3.2
-3.6
-.6
4.1
2.0
.8
-.4
1.2
1.0
3.5
8.3
12.4
2.3
1.7
1.0
2.3
1.9
2.7
2.3
2.6
-1.1
-1.9
.3
.9
5.7
4.1
3.0
1.9
4.6
1.3
1.9
1.8
2.8
1.8
-.3
-3.5
-5.9
3.1
2.8
2.9
1.7
2.3
1.1
2.6
4.5
11.6
18.8
4.5
1.9
.4
1.2
3.0
3.0
3.0
4.1
5.4
7.4
9.2
2.9
1.0
3.0
-.4
6.2
6.3
.9
1.0
1.3
-.6
.9
.9
-.3
-.5
.0
1.8
.1
1.9
2.5
1.6
2.7
-2.6
-9.3
-19.4
.4
-.6
2.0
.1
.2
1.2
-1.0
-3.3
3.1
-.3
2.1
3.6
6.0
1.5
1.6
-.7
-1.1
-.4
-.6
-.1
1.1
-1.3
.1
.7
1.8
-1.9
-.3
1.2
1.2
2.1
.3
3.3
3.2
4.0
2.9
6.0
2.2
3.2
.3
.8
.9
.3
4.5
-2.2
-1.1
-6.0
-1.4
3.8
3.2
-.4
3.2
4.5
.9
.8
2.2
-3.0
-.4
1.2
1.6
1.2
4.2
1.0
.4
.2
-.2
.2
.7
6.2
13.8
28.3
1.1
.5
4.5
.4
-.7
.1
-.5
-2.3
-2.9
-.3
4.5
-8.5
-3.6
2.1
.9
4.9
2.5
3.5
3.0
4.4
.2
1.6
4.5
11.5
14.1
4.3
.4
2.4
4.0
8.1
3.6
1.7
-1.3
-3.2
-6.2
.6
-4.3
2.2
1.3
2.8
1.9
.9
5.8
3.8
6.1
.5
3.8
1.7
3.4
1.4
3.4
6.0
2.1
1.9
.4
13.2
3.1
2.4
2.2
-.5
7.7
2.6
.7
2.7
5.8
1.5
4.0
.9
-1.3
-5.8
1.7
3.4
.9
-2.9
.1
.0
-1.7
-1.0
-.1
-3.7
2.2
2.9
.2
.9
2.4
5.5
12.5
3.5
3.5
3.4
13.4
3.0
3.4
5.6
8.7
-2.4
2.3
3.2
3.6
-.5
4.8
3.4
5.6
6.1
2.2
9.5
3.6
6.6
8.7
2.6
-.1
3.8
4.5
3.5
5.8
4.1
1.1
6.3
3.7
.1
7.1
9.2
3.1
3.1
3.6
2.1
2.7
2.9
9.3
8.6
12.3
-.6
5.0
3.6
4.1
3.1
5.1
9.8
11.0
6.0
14.8
-1.7
16.5
9.1
4.5
9.7
2.6
5.3
7.0
4.7
8.4
3.3
15.0
2.8
3.0
2.4
1.8
1.6
1.9
.8
.2
2.4
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
2.4
2.8
2.8
-.2
3.0
3.3
3.2
1.8
2.3
2.2
2.2
4.8
2.3
2.2
2.3
2.5
3.0
2.9
3.2
2.9
3.2
2.8
3.3
2.7
3.2
3.4
3.0
3.6
4.3
2.0
4.0
3.9
4.1
2.8
3.2
3.4
-
-
-
-
-
-
1.5
1.6
1.3
2.4
2.2
2.9
See footnotes at end of table.
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CPI Detailed Report-May 2008
Table 26. Historical Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, by commodity and
service group and detailed expenditure categories-Continued
Percent change from previous December
Item and group
December
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
May
2008
2007
Expenditure category
Other food away from home 2 ......................................
Alcoholic beverages ..........................................................
Alcoholic beverages at home ........................................
Beer, ale, and other malt beverages at home .............
Distilled spirits at home ...............................................
Whiskey at home 1 ...................................................
Distilled spirits, excluding whiskey, at home 1 ..........
Wine at home ..............................................................
Alcoholic beverages away from home ..........................
Beer, ale, and other malt beverages away from home
1 2 .......................................................................
Wine away from home 1 2 ...........................................
Distilled spirits away from home 1 2 ............................
3.9
2.7
2.4
3.1
3.1
2.1
3.5
.9
3.4
4.0
2.5
1.4
1.6
3.6
3.6
3.8
-.3
4.3
3.7
2.2
1.9
2.6
.5
1.4
.2
1.4
3.0
2.6
2.1
1.7
3.0
2.1
2.9
1.3
-.5
2.7
3.3
2.8
2.1
3.3
.8
.5
1.2
.7
3.8
5.3
1.3
.4
-.5
1.1
1.9
.6
1.6
2.9
4.0
2.4
1.5
1.3
.8
1.0
.2
1.9
4.2
4.8
3.8
3.3
4.3
.6
2.3
.2
3.2
4.6
2.6
2.3
2.3
1.7
3.5
2.5
3.4
2.7
2.3
3.3
5.1
3.6
2.9
9.0
4.6
2.6
2.5
2.9
3.6
1.5
3.8
3.5
4.8
3.2
2.1
3.3
4.2
4.8
3.2
3.5
3.4
5.8
5.8
2.5
1.5
2.9
Housing ...............................................................................
Shelter ..............................................................................
Rent of primary residence 5 ............................................
Lodging away from home 2 .............................................
Housing at school, excluding board 5 6 ........................
Other lodging away from home including hotels and
motels ...................................................................
Owners’ equivalent rent of primary residence 5 6 ...........
Tenants’ and household insurance 2 ..............................
Fuels and utilities ..............................................................
Household energy ...........................................................
Fuel oil and other fuels .................................................
Fuel oil ........................................................................
Propane, kerosene, and firewood 7 ............................
Gas (piped) and electricity 5 .........................................
Electricity 5 ..................................................................
Utility (piped) gas service 5 .........................................
Water and sewer and trash collection services 2 ..........
Water and sewerage maintenance 5 ..........................
Garbage and trash collection 8 ...................................
Household furnishings and operations .............................
Window and floor coverings and other linens 2 ..............
Floor coverings 2 ..........................................................
Window coverings 2 ......................................................
Other linens 2 ................................................................
Furniture and bedding .....................................................
Bedroom furniture .........................................................
Living room, kitchen, and dining room furniture 2 .........
Other furniture 2 ............................................................
Infants’ furniture 1 4 .....................................................
Appliances 2 ...................................................................
Major appliances 2 ........................................................
Laundry equipment 1 ..................................................
Other appliances 2 ........................................................
Other household equipment and furnishings 2 ...............
Clocks, lamps, and decorator items ..............................
Indoor plants and flowers 9 ...........................................
Dishes and flatware 2 ...................................................
Nonelectric cookware and tableware 2 .........................
Tools, hardware, outdoor equipment and supplies 2 ......
Tools, hardware and supplies 2 ....................................
Outdoor equipment and supplies 2 ...............................
Housekeeping supplies ...................................................
Household cleaning products 2 .....................................
Household paper products 2 .........................................
Miscellaneous household products 2 ............................
Household operations 2 ..................................................
Domestic services 2 ......................................................
Gardening and lawncare services 2 ..............................
Moving, storage, freight expense 2 ...............................
4.3
3.4
4.0
2.8
4.2
2.9
4.2
4.7
-.2
5.2
2.4
3.1
3.1
.6
6.1
2.2
2.2
2.7
3.4
5.7
3.0
2.7
2.9
5.1
6.9
4.0
2.6
3.1
3.5
5.1
3.3
4.2
4.3
4.0
5.1
3.0
3.1
4.0
4.6
5.1
2.3
1.5
1.1
9.1
.3
2.7
3.4
2.4
12.1
14.5
36.3
40.5
25.7
12.7
2.6
36.7
3.1
3.3
2.0
1.7
1.8
7.0
1.7
-1.3
.4
-2.3
2.1
-.6
-.8
4.5
1.5
-2.1
-3.4
-22.2
-26.7
-9.3
-1.5
6.1
-15.1
2.9
3.0
2.5
.2
-2.6
.0
-6.3
-1.2
-3.1
-1.2
-3.4
-5.8
.0
3.3
5.6
1.4
1.0
11.4
14.7
5.5
.4
-1.9
6.7
3.2
3.5
2.4
-1.5
-5.3
2.0
-3.7
-8.2
-1.1
-1.6
-1.0
-.3
3.1
2.0
1.8
6.5
7.1
9.1
7.8
11.6
6.9
2.6
17.4
4.5
4.7
4.2
-1.8
-4.1
-1.7
-1.5
-6.1
-1.6
-.3
-2.3
-1.3
5.0
2.3
3.8
7.9
8.4
34.1
39.5
23.9
6.8
2.1
16.4
5.4
6.2
3.4
.6
-1.5
.7
-1.6
-1.9
-.2
5.0
-1.9
-3.7
3.3
2.5
-2.2
15.6
18.0
24.0
27.2
17.3
17.6
10.7
30.2
5.2
5.5
4.3
.7
-1.8
6.2
.1
-4.2
.6
4.7
-1.5
-.4
3.9
4.3
.9
.5
-.3
2.4
2.3
2.6
-.6
7.5
-14.2
4.8
4.7
5.2
.5
-4.8
4.0
-.8
-8.5
-.7
-1.2
-.8
.5
-1.4
1.1
2.9
1.5
-1.3
-5.4
-8.3
-.7
-6.3
1.0
1.2
1.9
.8
4.0
2.7
6.6
3.8
4.4
4.6
4.5
2.8
-.1
5.4
5.3
28.3
32.5
19.2
3.4
5.2
-.4
5.4
5.6
4.8
-.7
-3.2
-.3
-2.6
-4.2
-2.1
-1.6
-1.9
-3.4
9.6
.8
1.2
8.3
9.6
21.6
28.8
6.3
8.6
5.1
17.2
2.2
2.1
2.3
1.2
-.9
-3.7
-.1
-.8
.0
-.4
-1.1
3.6
-
-
-
-
-
-
-2.9
-2.1
.5
-4.1
-.7
-4.4
5.5
-2.8
-.8
-2.0
.5
-3.1
4.7
4.7
8.0
2.1
6.1
4.5
9.0
5.1
-.5
1.7
-.4
-3.9
-.5
-1.8
2.4
-3.0
-1.1
-.6
-2.1
.2
2.4
2.7
1.4
2.8
4.2
2.9
4.5
3.9
-3.1
-2.3
-.1
-4.1
-4.3
-5.3
-.8
-5.4
-4.6
-1.3
-1.6
-1.3
-1.1
-1.4
.0
-1.6
2.3
4.0
.1
1.4
-3.9
-3.7
-1.8
-4.2
-5.0
-9.1
2.1
-2.3
-1.3
-2.6
-1.7
-3.1
-.9
-1.6
-1.8
.8
2.3
2.6
1.3
2.3
-3.8
-3.0
-3.8
-4.8
.5
-.1
.8
1.6
1.1
1.6
3.3
.8
.9
-.7
6.9
-1.2
3.6
1.9
4.7
2.9
2.8
5.8
5.1
-1.2
-4.7
-7.7
1.9
-6.8
-1.0
.1
2.6
-1.1
2.3
3.2
.5
2.5
5.0
5.1
-
-
1.4
2.8
3.2
-.5
-4.8
-9.6
2.0
-2.6
3.0
-1.1
-1.1
-1.0
1.5
-.2
3.8
2.0
2.2
1.7
.1
1.1
.3
-1.5
1.9
1.0
4.7
1.8
2.6
-.1
.1
-.3
2.7
2.3
4.4
2.0
3.4
2.1
5.3
1.8
-
-
-
4.1
.2
-.1
See footnotes at end of table.
82
CPI Detailed Report-May 2008
Table 26. Historical Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, by commodity and
service group and detailed expenditure categories-Continued
Percent change from previous December
Item and group
December
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
May
2008
2007
Expenditure category
Repair of household items 2 .........................................
5.4
7.4
4.9
3.4
6.9
6.8
4.3
4.2
3.1
Apparel ...............................................................................
Men’s and boys’ apparel ...................................................
Men’s apparel .................................................................
Men’s suits, sport coats, and outerwear .......................
Men’s furnishings ..........................................................
Men’s shirts and sweaters 2 .........................................
Men’s pants and shorts .................................................
Boys’ apparel ..................................................................
Women’s and girls’ apparel ..............................................
Women’s apparel ............................................................
Women’s outerwear ......................................................
Women’s dresses .........................................................
Women’s suits and separates 2 ....................................
Women’s underwear, nightwear, sportswear and
accessories 2 ........................................................
Girls’ apparel ...................................................................
Footwear ...........................................................................
Men’s footwear ...............................................................
Boys’ and girls’ footwear .................................................
Women’s footwear ..........................................................
Infants’ and toddlers’ apparel ............................................
Jewelry and watches 7 ......................................................
Watches 7 .......................................................................
Jewelry 7 .........................................................................
-1.8
-2.7
-2.2
-4.3
-1.7
.4
-4.1
-4.4
-1.7
-1.8
2.8
-8.2
-1.6
-3.2
-4.1
-4.3
-1.5
-2.4
-7.7
-4.9
-3.2
-4.1
-4.0
-7.0
3.4
-5.8
-1.8
-2.9
-1.0
-.7
.9
-1.0
-3.2
-9.2
-1.5
-2.1
.4
1.2
-2.4
-2.1
-1.1
-1.7
.7
2.2
-3.1
-6.1
1.1
-1.9
-1.6
-1.1
.1
-2.7
-.2
-1.4
-.8
-1.6
-1.0
-2.8
3.3
-4.1
-.8
-1.4
-5.2
-3.6
-.3
-1.1
-1.9
-1.3
-.6
-1.0
-.7
-3.5
-3.8
-1.0
.1
-4.1
7.6
-.5
.9
-.8
-.3
-4.1
-1.3
2.8
.4
-2.6
1.2
1.7
-.7
7.9
2.3
-.3
-1.0
-2.4
1.0
-3.8
-7.1
1.4
4.2
-.7
-.9
-4.9
2.7
-.3
2.1
4.0
4.9
3.0
10.8
1.3
5.0
.4
-.6
.3
-12.7
-3.2
.0
-.2
-1.2
.1
.7
-2.5
1.0
-3.6
-.9
1.1
-1.3
-3.1
-4.8
-2.6
-3.3
-1.1
-2.8
.2
-.1
-1.8
.3
-3.8
1.7
.1
.1
-1.2
.5
-2.5
-3.9
-5.3
-3.6
-.5
-4.0
-1.8
-3.4
-2.0
-.7
-4.9
-4.0
.1
-4.6
-1.2
2.4
1.5
-1.9
4.0
2.7
-.5
3.2
1.6
3.3
-.4
-6.9
.9
2.2
1.2
.0
-3.0
-2.2
.8
-2.6
-.9
-1.5
1.3
2.2
-.8
1.7
-.8
4.8
1.8
5.2
-2.3
.7
-.6
-2.0
2.1
-.9
-.3
4.0
-1.7
5.0
6.5
-5.1
2.7
2.4
.8
3.7
.7
9.7
1.8
10.9
Transportation .....................................................................
Private transportation ........................................................
New and used motor vehicles 2 ......................................
New vehicles .................................................................
New cars and trucks 1 2 ..............................................
New cars 1 ..................................................................
New trucks 1 8 .............................................................
Used cars and trucks ....................................................
Leased cars and trucks 10 ............................................
Car and truck rental 2 ...................................................
Motor fuel ........................................................................
Gasoline (all types) .......................................................
Gasoline, unleaded regular 1 ......................................
Gasoline, unleaded midgrade 1 11 ..............................
Gasoline, unleaded premium 1 ...................................
Other motor fuels 2 .......................................................
Motor vehicle parts and equipment .................................
Tires ..............................................................................
Vehicle accessories other than tires 2 ..........................
Vehicle parts and equipment other than tires 1 ..........
Motor oil, coolant, and fluids 1 ....................................
Motor vehicle maintenance and repair ............................
Motor vehicle body work ...............................................
Motor vehicle maintenance and servicing .....................
Motor vehicle repair 2 ...................................................
Motor vehicle insurance ..................................................
Motor vehicle fees 2 ........................................................
State and local registration and license 2 5 ...................
Parking and other fees 2 ...............................................
Parking fees and tolls 1 2 ............................................
Automobile service clubs 1 2 .......................................
Public transportation .........................................................
Airline fare .......................................................................
Other intercity transportation ..........................................
Intercity bus fare 1 3 ......................................................
4.1
4.1
1.0
.0
.0
.3
-.6
3.4
-3.8
-4.0
-.5
-.1
.0
.0
-.1
-1.9
.3
.3
-4.4
-1.8
-1.9
-2.1
-1.5
-11.8
-2.3
3.2
6.8
6.8
7.3
6.1
6.1
1.8
.7
-.5
2.2
1.4
3.8
2.4
1.9
1.7
3.0
4.5
6.8
8.4
2.9
3.3
2.5
1.3
-.1
-5.2
6.5
7.0
1.1
.6
.6
.5
.5
4.8
-4.2
-4.0
26.1
26.1
26.7
25.7
24.3
31.8
2.0
2.4
1.4
.4
6.3
2.7
2.7
2.9
2.5
3.4
8.6
10.4
5.1
5.8
1.5
-.1
-1.5
-1.6
4.8
4.7
.4
-.4
-.4
.8
-1.9
1.4
1.4
8.6
16.2
16.1
16.7
15.5
14.6
22.1
3.7
2.9
5.1
3.4
14.6
3.6
4.8
3.2
3.9
1.0
2.9
2.0
4.9
6.5
.2
5.9
6.4
4.8
1.6
1.7
-1.0
-.9
-.9
.2
-2.0
-2.2
-.1
2.9
6.4
6.4
6.5
5.9
6.2
7.3
4.8
3.6
6.6
4.8
15.0
3.8
3.4
3.2
4.4
.8
2.3
2.4
2.0
1.6
3.6
.1
-1.0
2.0
8.3
8.3
.0
-.3
-.3
-.4
-.2
.5
.6
-1.2
29.5
29.6
29.7
29.6
28.6
24.1
3.7
2.8
5.1
4.6
7.2
3.3
3.5
3.0
3.5
.5
2.0
1.3
3.7
4.6
1.0
7.2
10.6
1.3
-
-
-
-
-
8.0
8.1
-1.1
-1.5
-1.4
-.9
-1.9
-.5
-.6
1.3
24.8
24.5
24.9
24.3
23.0
29.8
2.3
2.1
2.8
1.7
6.7
2.5
.4
3.3
2.1
.5
2.4
1.6
3.6
4.6
.4
7.8
11.6
-2.3
-.8
-
-
-.6
13.9
13.9
14.5
13.2
12.8
25.2
2.3
1.0
3.3
1.4
7.2
3.5
3.7
2.9
3.7
1.8
3.5
3.0
4.5
4.7
.6
4.1
5.9
-1.6
-3.6
-24.8
-24.9
-25.8
-24.9
-23.4
-16.6
2.6
2.7
2.5
1.1
6.4
3.6
3.4
4.0
3.5
7.3
2.0
1.0
4.2
4.2
5.1
-2.2
-3.9
-2.8
3.8
4.2
-2.9
-2.0
-2.0
-2.0
-2.2
-5.5
-2.0
.5
24.6
24.8
25.8
25.4
23.5
1.6
1.1
.1
2.4
2.3
2.4
3.7
1.8
3.7
3.9
9.0
3.3
3.5
2.8
3.1
-.3
-.9
-2.4
2.0
-
-
-
See footnotes at end of table.
83
CPI Detailed Report-May 2008
Table 26. Historical Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, by commodity and
service group and detailed expenditure categories-Continued
Percent change from previous December
Item and group
December
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
May
2008
2007
Expenditure category
Intercity train fare 1 3 .....................................................
Ship fare 1 2 ..................................................................
Intracity transportation ....................................................
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-12.8
2.5
-8.8
2.7
-1.8
1.5
-10.3
10.3
4.9
3.8
-0.3
5.4
-1.4
1.9
2.3
2.1
-3.7
-3.1
2.7
Medical care .......................................................................
Medical care commodities ................................................
Prescription drugs ...........................................................
Nonprescription drugs and medical supplies 7 ...............
Internal and respiratory over-the-counter drugs ...........
Nonprescription medical equipment and supplies ........
Medical care services .......................................................
Professional services ......................................................
Physicians’ services 5 ...................................................
Dental services 5 ..........................................................
Eyeglasses and eye care 7 ...........................................
Services by other medical professionals 5 7 .................
Hospital and related services 5 .......................................
Hospital services 5 12 ...................................................
Inpatient hospital services 1 5 12 .................................
Outpatient hospital services 1 5 7 ...............................
Nursing homes and adult day services 5 12 ..................
Care of invalids and elderly at home 3 ..........................
Health insurance 4 ..........................................................
4.2
2.8
3.6
1.0
1.1
.9
4.6
3.7
3.9
4.3
2.4
2.6
6.2
6.3
5.6
7.2
4.9
4.7
4.4
6.0
.6
1.2
-.4
4.8
3.6
3.5
3.9
2.8
3.4
7.1
7.2
6.9
6.8
4.5
5.0
3.1
4.5
.1
.2
-.5
5.6
3.3
3.2
4.5
-.3
3.6
9.8
10.1
9.4
12.7
4.4
3.7
2.1
2.5
1.2
1.4
.5
4.2
2.8
2.3
4.4
1.5
2.3
6.4
6.4
5.7
6.6
5.8
4.2
2.2
3.5
-1.3
-2.3
1.2
4.9
4.0
4.0
4.9
2.9
2.5
5.2
5.2
5.6
4.5
3.5
4.3
3.7
4.4
1.7
2.1
.7
4.5
3.8
3.1
5.7
3.1
2.5
5.1
5.2
5.3
5.0
3.5
-
-
-
-
-
-
3.6
1.8
1.9
1.8
1.9
1.5
4.1
2.6
1.7
5.0
2.0
3.1
6.1
6.2
6.8
5.2
5.0
3.1
6.4
5.2
2.7
3.3
1.1
1.0
1.4
5.9
4.2
4.1
5.8
1.5
3.1
8.1
8.3
7.6
9.9
4.8
3.4
8.8
1.6
.4
.7
-.6
.3
-2.4
2.0
2.0
1.5
2.9
2.3
2.2
3.0
3.2
3.3
2.7
1.8
.7
-.7
Recreation 2 ........................................................................
Video and audio 2 .............................................................
Televisions ......................................................................
Cable and satellite television and radio service 8 ...........
Other video equipment 2 .................................................
Video cassettes, discs, and other media including rental
2 ..............................................................................
Video cassettes and discs, blank and prerecorded 1 2
Rental of video tapes and discs 1 2 ..............................
Audio equipment .............................................................
Audio discs, tapes and other media 2 .............................
Pets, pet products and services 2 .....................................
Pets and pet products .....................................................
Pet food 1 2 ...................................................................
Purchase of pets, pet supplies, accessories 1 2 ...........
Pet services including veterinary 2 .................................
Pet services 1 2 .............................................................
Veterinarian services 1 2 ...............................................
Sporting goods ..................................................................
Sports vehicles including bicycles ..................................
Sports equipment ............................................................
Photography 2 ...................................................................
Photographic equipment and supplies ............................
Film and photographic supplies 1 2 ...............................
Photographic equipment 1 2 .........................................
Photographers and film processing 2 .............................
Photographer fees 1 2 ...................................................
Film processing 1 2 .......................................................
Other recreational goods 2 ...............................................
Toys ................................................................................
Toys, games, hobbies and playground equipment 1 2 ..
Sewing machines, fabric and supplies 2 .........................
Music instruments and accessories 2 .............................
Recreation services 2 .......................................................
Club dues and fees for participant sports and group
exercises 2 ..............................................................
Admissions .....................................................................
Admission to movies, theaters, and concerts 1 2 ..........
Admission to sporting events 1 2 ..................................
1.7
.6
-10.7
5.1
-17.8
1.5
.5
-10.8
4.0
-16.6
1.1
2.0
-10.6
7.3
-13.1
1.1
.1
-14.3
3.8
-12.3
.7
.6
-12.3
4.0
-14.3
1.1
.0
-14.4
3.3
-10.6
1.0
-1.1
-22.6
2.6
-13.9
.8
-.1
-18.3
2.5
-13.0
1.1
.3
-6.0
2.1
-5.4
-6.1
1.3
-8.2
.9
2.7
2.9
-.6
.1
-1.1
9.0
5.5
9.0
.8
3.2
-1.3
.3
-2.9
-1.6
-4.0
2.6
.8
-2.6
-3.7
-2.7
.0
1.4
3.8
-1.8
-4.6
3.2
-4.4
4.3
4.2
3.3
3.0
2.1
5.9
1.9
6.4
-1.6
-.5
-2.6
-.7
-2.2
1.4
-7.7
.1
4.3
-1.7
-3.8
-5.2
-4.1
1.1
.0
3.9
-7.0
-.4
-8.2
-4.5
1.0
2.2
.6
.3
2.7
4.9
4.0
5.2
-1.4
-.8
-1.8
-1.9
-6.2
-5.8
-6.0
1.8
5.2
1.1
-7.3
-9.3
-5.2
-2.2
-1.2
3.1
.0
-2.1
-.2
-5.4
-3.9
2.7
1.5
2.0
-.4
5.0
3.8
5.4
-.7
-2.2
.6
-2.2
-5.7
-3.2
-8.4
.6
3.3
.1
-3.2
-4.2
-3.1
.5
-1.4
3.5
-1.2
-2.4
-.9
-6.7
3.5
4.3
2.8
3.1
1.8
6.3
5.1
6.7
-1.2
1.4
-3.9
-3.1
-7.1
-1.5
-13.7
.2
-2.3
-.2
-4.3
-6.1
-2.8
.3
1.2
2.1
-.8
-8.3
4.2
-8.8
.1
2.8
1.2
1.2
1.8
4.9
3.9
5.2
1.8
3.9
-.4
-3.1
-4.9
.6
-10.2
-1.6
-1.7
-1.6
-3.9
-4.5
-2.4
-3.4
-1.8
3.0
1.2
-3.3
3.5
-4.3
-2.9
3.5
3.2
3.4
3.0
4.1
4.1
4.3
1.5
3.0
-1.0
-4.8
-11.2
-4.0
-18.0
1.8
1.1
1.7
-3.1
-4.8
-2.5
1.0
.0
3.9
.5
-6.0
4.0
-4.8
-.7
5.5
4.9
5.4
3.1
6.3
4.1
7.0
-.9
-.3
-1.8
-3.5
-6.9
2.1
-14.7
-.4
2.1
-.8
-5.3
-5.7
-3.4
-6.3
-1.9
2.4
-.6
-2.7
1.2
-3.9
-3.0
3.7
4.0
5.4
-.2
3.3
3.1
3.3
1.5
.9
2.3
-1.3
-3.5
.6
-5.9
.6
.6
.3
-.5
-1.4
-.3
1.6
1.9
1.5
3.3
5.0
4.1
5.8
2.1
4.5
2.6
6.0
.6
4.9
5.0
4.0
2.7
3.4
3.9
.7
.3
3.5
2.5
6.9
2.6
3.5
3.5
6.4
2.2
5.2
5.4
3.7
1.5
2.4
2.0
4.7
1.9
1.0
.8
2.9
-
See footnotes at end of table.
84
CPI Detailed Report-May 2008
Table 26. Historical Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, by commodity and
service group and detailed expenditure categories-Continued
Percent change from previous December
Item and group
December
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
May
2008
Expenditure category
Fees for lessons or instructions 7 ...................................
Recreational reading materials .........................................
Newspapers and magazines 2 ........................................
Recreational books 2 ......................................................
1.8
1.3
1.6
.7
6.7
2.0
2.1
1.7
1.4
2.0
2.2
1.7
6.3
.9
1.7
-.5
2.7
2.2
3.7
.0
2.6
.5
1.7
-1.2
3.5
.8
1.0
.7
3.8
1.1
1.4
.7
2.1
.6
.5
.7
Education and communication 2 .........................................
Education 2 .......................................................................
Educational books and supplies .....................................
Tuition, other school fees, and childcare ........................
College tuition and fees ................................................
Elementary and high school tuition and fees ................
Child care and nursery school 9 ...................................
Technical and business school tuition and fees 2 .........
Communication 2 ..............................................................
Postage and delivery services 2 .....................................
Postage .........................................................................
Delivery services 2 ........................................................
Information and information processing 2 .......................
Telephone services 2 ....................................................
Land-line telephone services, local charges 5 ............
Land-line telephone services, long distance charges
2 ..........................................................................
Land-line interstate toll calls 1 ...................................
Land-line intrastate toll calls 1 ...................................
Wireless telephone services 2 ....................................
Information technology, hardware and services 13 .........
Personal computers and peripheral equipment 3 .........
Computer software and accessories 2 ..........................
Internet services and electronic information providers 2
Telephone hardware, calculators, and other consumer
information items 2 ................................................
1.3
5.7
11.5
5.2
4.5
6.3
5.6
4.6
-3.0
.1
.0
5.5
-3.4
-2.3
5.5
3.2
5.6
3.3
5.9
6.2
7.2
5.0
5.9
.4
4.7
4.6
6.6
.1
1.3
4.5
2.2
6.6
9.7
6.2
7.0
6.8
4.9
5.0
-1.7
10.4
10.5
4.6
-2.5
.2
5.3
1.6
7.2
6.0
7.4
9.8
6.5
4.1
9.1
-3.9
.2
.0
4.4
-4.2
-2.7
2.6
1.5
6.5
3.8
6.8
8.6
7.0
3.5
8.0
-3.2
.5
.0
14.0
-3.4
-2.5
1.1
2.4
6.1
5.2
6.2
6.6
5.6
5.5
6.5
-1.3
.4
.0
9.9
-1.3
.4
3.3
2.3
6.3
6.7
6.3
7.0
5.9
5.3
5.1
-1.4
5.0
5.3
1.3
-1.9
1.7
2.2
3.0
5.6
8.7
5.4
6.1
5.5
3.9
4.9
.2
4.4
3.9
10.5
-.1
2.1
4.1
.7
.6
1.9
.5
.3
.5
.9
.4
.8
2.8
2.3
10.8
.7
1.1
1.7
-9.2
-11.2
-6.0
-12.3
-15.6
-22.8
-7.6
-.3
-1.8
-2.0
-1.7
-5.5
-16.8
-30.6
-2.5
4.8
-6.0
-5.9
-6.1
.3
-13.1
-22.0
-10.7
-.7
-10.0
-10.9
-9.4
-1.3
-11.0
-17.9
-9.7
-2.0
-7.7
-8.7
-6.6
-1.4
-7.2
-14.0
-4.7
-.4
-1.7
-3.0
.4
-1.5
-7.7
-15.8
-4.3
-2.8
3.3
5.0
3.3
.0
-14.5
-11.7
-7.4
-18.3
3.4
2.4
5.9
-.9
-8.8
-13.6
-6.4
-5.2
1.6
2.5
1.5
.4
-.9
-3.0
.3
.1
-11.1
-8.2
-9.2
-11.4
-7.5
-8.7
-8.8
-8.3
1.4
4.2
7.5
7.6
5.4
3.0
2.0
4.5
8.9
9.2
3.4
2.9
-.1
3.3
9.5
9.8
4.1
1.6
-1.3
1.5
-.4
-.9
5.9
2.1
.0
2.5
3.1
2.8
6.1
2.4
.0
3.1
5.8
5.9
5.1
2.3
1.3
3.0
2.8
2.8
2.0
3.0
2.3
3.3
7.5
7.8
3.5
2.2
-.5
2.1
2.6
2.5
2.9
2.0
.4
3.9
-.3
-1.1
-.8
-.9
.4
2.1
-.3
.4
.2
4.0
4.0
3.7
5.0
2.5
2.4
3.8
3.7
3.4
4.6
-2.2
-1.0
.1
2.8
2.8
5.0
6.5
4.5
4.1
4.1
4.5
5.1
4.5
-1.7
.6
-1.4
1.9
1.9
3.1
4.3
4.3
2.1
1.9
3.2
1.6
4.9
-.8
-.1
.8
2.3
2.3
3.7
5.0
4.2
3.0
3.1
2.6
1.9
4.2
-4.9
-4.4
1.1
3.6
3.5
3.7
5.3
3.6
3.0
2.7
3.7
2.7
5.1
-2.7
-1.0
2.3
2.7
2.6
3.0
3.4
4.6
1.8
4.9
1.6
.4
4.4
-.2
1.5
-
-
-
-
-
-
2.5
2.9
2.9
3.9
4.5
4.9
3.3
5.1
3.5
2.3
6.4
.6
.9
-2.9
-.6
3.4
3.4
3.5
2.9
4.8
3.1
3.6
3.9
2.5
4.3
.7
1.6
-1.5
.2
1.8
1.8
3.0
3.0
3.3
3.2
4.0
2.3
1.4
4.2
2.1
.9
1.8
2.7
2.5
4.5
-1.4
-4.0
-6.0
1.2
1.0
4.9
.5
-1.4
1.0
3.6
4.2
7.3
2.7
3.0
5.7
1.3
.8
2.8
5.2
5.4
10.4
4.6
5.7
10.2
Other goods and services ...................................................
Tobacco and smoking products ........................................
Cigarettes 2 .....................................................................
Tobacco products other than cigarettes 2 .......................
Personal care ....................................................................
Personal care products ...................................................
Hair, dental, shaving, and miscellaneous personal
care products 2 .....................................................
Cosmetics, perfume, bath, nail preparations and
implements ...........................................................
Personal care services ...................................................
Haircuts and other personal care services 2 .................
Miscellaneous personal services ....................................
Legal services 7 ............................................................
Funeral expenses 7 ......................................................
Laundry and dry cleaning services 2 ............................
Apparel services other than laundry and dry cleaning 2
Financial services 7 ......................................................
Checking account and other bank services 1 2 ...........
Tax return preparation and other accounting fees 1 2
Miscellaneous personal goods 2 .....................................
Stationery, stationery supplies, gift wrap 1 ...................
Infants’ equipment 1 4 ...................................................
Special aggregate indexes
Commodities .........................................................................
Commodities less food and beverages ...............................
Nondurables less food and beverages .............................
See footnotes at end of table.
85
CPI Detailed Report-May 2008
Table 26. Historical Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, by commodity and
service group and detailed expenditure categories-Continued
Percent change from previous December
Item and group
December
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
May
2008
Special aggregate indexes
Nondurables less food, beverages, and apparel ............
Durables ...........................................................................
Services ................................................................................
Rent of shelter 6 ....................................................................
Transportation services ........................................................
Other services .......................................................................
All items less food .................................................................
All items less shelter .............................................................
All items less medical care ...................................................
Commodities less food .........................................................
Nondurables less food ..........................................................
Nondurables less food and apparel ......................................
Nondurables .........................................................................
Apparel less footwear ...........................................................
Services less rent of shelter 6 ...............................................
Services less medical care services .....................................
Energy ..................................................................................
All items less energy .............................................................
All items less food and energy ............................................
Commodities less food and energy commodities .............
Energy commodities .......................................................
Services less energy services ..........................................
Domestically produced farm food .........................................
Utilities and public transportation ..........................................
7.2
.0
3.9
3.5
2.9
2.9
3.5
3.3
3.3
2.5
4.3
6.8
3.6
-2.1
4.5
3.9
14.2
2.6
2.6
.6
15.7
3.4
3.2
5.8
-7.1
-1.3
3.7
4.2
3.1
3.8
1.3
.4
1.4
-3.7
-5.4
-6.2
-1.4
-3.4
3.0
3.6
-13.0
2.8
2.7
-.3
-24.5
4.0
2.9
.1
1
2
3
4
5
8.1
-3.3
3.2
3.0
3.7
3.4
2.6
2.1
2.2
1.1
4.8
7.6
3.1
-2.3
3.4
3.0
10.7
1.8
1.9
-1.5
23.7
3.4
.9
1.1
2.3
-4.3
2.8
2.2
2.7
2.9
1.5
1.7
1.8
-1.3
1.1
2.3
2.4
-2.0
3.6
2.7
6.9
1.5
1.1
-2.5
6.9
2.6
5.4
3.0
10.4
.4
3.1
2.7
1.9
2.7
3.4
3.5
3.2
4.1
6.9
9.7
4.8
-.6
3.5
2.9
16.6
2.2
2.2
.6
26.7
2.8
2.6
3.1
8.2
-.5
3.8
2.7
2.7
3.0
3.6
3.8
3.3
2.9
5.4
7.6
3.9
-1.6
5.2
3.8
17.1
2.2
2.2
.2
16.7
2.9
1.3
9.0
3.4
-1.4
3.4
4.3
1.3
3.2
2.6
1.8
2.5
1.0
2.7
3.3
2.4
.9
2.5
3.3
2.9
2.5
2.6
-.1
6.1
3.7
1.2
.9
14.2
-1.1
3.3
3.1
2.5
3.2
4.0
4.5
4.0
5.3
9.9
13.2
7.5
-.3
3.6
3.1
17.4
2.8
2.4
.1
29.4
3.3
6.0
3.6
12.8
-.7
2.1
1.5
2.5
1.4
3.2
3.9
3.2
5.6
9.7
11.9
6.5
2.0
2.8
2.1
18.2
1.5
1.3
.5
24.6
1.7
3.1
5.2
8
9
10
11
12
13
-
Special index based on a substantially smaller sample.
Indexes on a December 1997=100 base.
Indexes on a December 2007=100 base.
Indexes on a December 2005=100 base.
This index series was calculated using a Laspeyres estimator.
All other item stratum index series were calculated using a geometric
means estimator.
6 Indexes on a December 1982=100 base.
7 Indexes on a December 1986=100 base.
Indexes on a December 1983=100 base.
Indexes on a December 1990=100 base.
Indexes on a December 2001=100 base.
Indexes on a December 1993=100 base.
Indexes on a December 1996=100 base.
Indexes on a December 1988=100 base.
Data not available.
NOTE: Index applies to a month as a whole, not to any specific date.
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Table 27. Historical Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W): U. S. city average, all
items
(1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
Year
Jan.
Feb.
Mar.
Apr.
May
June
July
Aug.
Sep.
Oct.
Nov.
Dec.
1913
1914
9.9
10.1
9.8
10.0
9.8
10.0
9.9
9.9
9.8
9.9
9.8
10.0
9.9
10.1
10.0
10.2
10.0
10.3
10.1
10.2
10.1
10.2
10.1
10.2
1915
1916
1917
1918
1919
10.2
10.5
11.8
14.0
16.6
10.1
10.5
12.0
14.2
16.2
10.0
10.6
12.1
14.1
16.5
10.1
10.7
12.6
14.3
16.8
10.1
10.7
12.9
14.5
17.0
10.2
10.9
13.0
14.8
17.0
10.2
10.9
12.9
15.2
17.5
10.2
11.0
13.1
15.4
17.8
10.2
11.2
13.3
15.8
17.9
10.3
11.3
13.6
16.1
18.2
10.4
11.5
13.6
16.3
18.6
10.4
11.6
13.8
16.6
19.0
1920
1921
1922
1923
1924
19.4
19.1
17.0
16.9
17.4
19.6
18.5
17.0
16.9
17.3
19.8
18.4
16.8
16.9
17.2
20.4
18.2
16.8
17.0
17.1
20.7
17.8
16.8
17.0
17.1
21.0
17.7
16.8
17.1
17.1
20.9
17.8
16.9
17.3
17.2
20.4
17.8
16.7
17.2
17.1
20.1
17.6
16.7
17.3
17.2
20.0
17.6
16.8
17.4
17.3
19.9
17.5
16.9
17.4
17.3
19.5
17.4
17.0
17.4
17.4
1925
1926
1927
1928
1929
17.4
18.0
17.6
17.4
17.2
17.3
18.0
17.5
17.2
17.2
17.4
17.9
17.4
17.2
17.1
17.3
18.0
17.4
17.2
17.0
17.4
17.9
17.5
17.3
17.1
17.6
17.8
17.7
17.2
17.2
17.8
17.6
17.4
17.2
17.4
17.8
17.5
17.3
17.2
17.4
17.8
17.6
17.4
17.4
17.4
17.8
17.7
17.5
17.3
17.4
18.1
17.8
17.4
17.3
17.4
18.0
17.8
17.4
17.2
17.3
1930
1931
1932
1933
1934
17.2
16.0
14.4
13.0
13.3
17.1
15.7
14.2
12.8
13.4
17.0
15.6
14.1
12.7
13.4
17.1
15.5
14.0
12.6
13.4
17.0
15.4
13.8
12.7
13.4
16.9
15.2
13.7
12.8
13.4
16.7
15.2
13.7
13.2
13.4
16.6
15.1
13.5
13.3
13.5
16.7
15.1
13.5
13.3
13.7
16.6
15.0
13.4
13.3
13.6
16.5
14.8
13.3
13.3
13.5
16.2
14.7
13.2
13.2
13.5
1935
1936
1937
1938
1939
13.7
13.9
14.2
14.3
14.0
13.8
13.8
14.2
14.2
14.0
13.8
13.8
14.3
14.2
13.9
13.9
13.8
14.4
14.2
13.9
13.8
13.8
14.4
14.2
13.9
13.8
13.9
14.5
14.2
13.9
13.7
14.0
14.5
14.2
13.9
13.7
14.1
14.6
14.2
13.9
13.8
14.1
14.7
14.2
14.2
13.8
14.1
14.6
14.1
14.1
13.9
14.1
14.5
14.1
14.1
13.9
14.1
14.5
14.1
14.0
1940
1941
1942
1943
1944
14.0
14.2
15.7
17.0
17.5
14.1
14.2
15.9
17.0
17.5
14.1
14.2
16.1
17.3
17.5
14.1
14.4
16.2
17.5
17.6
14.1
14.5
16.3
17.6
17.6
14.1
14.7
16.4
17.6
17.7
14.1
14.8
16.5
17.5
17.8
14.1
14.9
16.6
17.4
17.8
14.1
15.2
16.6
17.5
17.8
14.1
15.4
16.8
17.5
17.8
14.1
15.5
16.9
17.5
17.8
14.2
15.5
17.0
17.5
17.9
1945
1946
1947
1948
1949
17.9
18.3
21.6
23.8
24.2
17.9
18.2
21.6
23.6
23.9
17.9
18.4
22.1
23.6
24.0
17.9
18.5
22.1
23.9
24.0
18.0
18.6
22.0
24.1
24.0
18.2
18.8
22.2
24.2
24.0
18.2
19.9
22.4
24.5
23.8
18.2
20.3
22.6
24.6
23.9
18.2
20.5
23.1
24.6
24.0
18.2
20.9
23.1
24.5
23.9
18.2
21.5
23.3
24.4
23.9
18.3
21.6
23.6
24.2
23.8
1950
1951
1952
1953
1954
23.7
25.5
26.6
26.8
27.1
23.6
25.9
26.5
26.7
27.1
23.7
26.0
26.5
26.7
27.0
23.7
26.0
26.6
26.8
27.0
23.8
26.1
26.6
26.8
27.1
24.0
26.1
26.7
26.9
27.1
24.2
26.1
26.9
27.0
27.1
24.4
26.1
26.9
27.1
27.1
24.6
26.3
26.9
27.1
27.0
24.7
26.4
26.9
27.2
26.9
24.8
26.5
26.9
27.1
27.0
25.1
26.6
26.9
27.0
26.9
1955
1956
1957
1958
1959
26.9
27.0
27.8
28.8
29.1
26.9
27.0
27.9
28.8
29.1
26.9
27.0
28.0
29.0
29.1
26.9
27.0
28.1
29.1
29.1
26.9
27.2
28.1
29.1
29.2
26.9
27.3
28.3
29.1
29.3
27.0
27.5
28.4
29.1
29.4
26.9
27.5
28.5
29.1
29.3
27.0
27.5
28.5
29.1
29.4
27.0
27.7
28.5
29.1
29.5
27.1
27.7
28.6
29.1
29.5
27.0
27.8
28.6
29.1
29.5
1960
1961
1962
1963
1964
29.5
30.0
30.2
30.6
31.1
29.5
30.0
30.2
30.6
31.1
29.5
30.0
30.3
30.7
31.1
29.7
30.0
30.4
30.7
31.1
29.7
30.0
30.4
30.7
31.1
29.8
30.0
30.4
30.8
31.2
29.8
30.1
30.4
30.9
31.3
29.8
30.1
30.4
30.9
31.2
29.8
30.2
30.6
30.9
31.3
29.9
30.2
30.6
31.0
31.3
30.0
30.2
30.6
31.0
31.4
30.0
30.2
30.6
31.1
31.4
1965
1966
1967
1968
1969
31.4
32.0
33.1
34.2
35.8
31.4
32.2
33.1
34.3
36.0
31.5
32.3
33.2
34.5
36.3
31.6
32.5
33.3
34.6
36.5
31.6
32.5
33.4
34.7
36.6
31.8
32.6
33.5
34.9
36.8
31.8
32.7
33.6
35.1
37.0
31.8
32.9
33.7
35.2
37.2
31.8
32.9
33.8
35.3
37.3
31.9
33.1
33.9
35.5
37.5
31.9
33.1
34.0
35.6
37.7
32.0
33.1
34.1
35.7
37.9
See footnotes at end of table.
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Table 27. Historical Consumer Price Index for Urban
Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W): U. S. city
average, all items-Continued
(1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
Semiannual
averages
Annual
avg.
Year
1st
half
2nd
half
Percent change
from previous
Annual
avg.
Dec.
1913
1914
-
-
10.0
10.1
-
-
1.0
1.0
1915
1916
1917
1918
1919
-
-
10.2
11.0
12.9
15.1
17.4
2.0
11.5
19.0
20.3
14.5
1.0
7.8
17.3
17.1
15.2
1920
1921
1922
1923
1924
-
-
20.1
18.0
16.9
17.2
17.2
2.6
-10.8
-2.3
2.4
.0
15.5
-10.4
-6.1
1.8
.0
1925
1926
1927
1928
1929
-
-
17.6
17.8
17.5
17.2
17.2
3.4
-1.1
-2.2
-1.1
.6
2.3
1.1
-1.7
-1.7
.0
1930
1931
1932
1933
1934
-
-
16.8
15.3
13.7
13.0
13.5
-6.4
-9.3
-10.2
.0
2.3
-2.3
-8.9
-10.5
-5.1
3.8
1935
1936
1937
1938
1939
-
-
13.8
13.9
14.4
14.2
14.0
3.0
1.4
2.8
-2.8
-.7
2.2
.7
3.6
-1.4
-1.4
1940
1941
1942
1943
1944
-
-
14.1
14.8
16.4
17.4
17.7
1.4
9.2
9.7
2.9
2.3
.7
5.0
10.8
6.1
1.7
1945
1946
1947
1948
1949
-
-
18.1
19.6
22.5
24.2
24.0
2.2
18.0
9.3
2.5
-1.7
2.3
8.3
14.8
7.6
-.8
1950
1951
1952
1953
1954
-
-
24.2
26.1
26.7
26.9
27.0
5.5
6.0
1.1
.4
-.4
.8
7.9
2.3
.7
.4
1955
1956
1957
1958
1959
-
-
26.9
27.3
28.3
29.1
29.3
.4
3.0
2.9
1.7
1.4
-.4
1.5
3.7
2.8
.7
1960
1961
1962
1963
1964
-
-
29.8
30.1
30.4
30.8
31.2
1.7
.7
1.3
1.6
1.0
1.7
1.0
1.0
1.3
1.3
1965
1966
1967
1968
1969
-
-
31.7
32.6
33.6
35.0
36.9
1.9
3.4
3.0
4.7
6.2
1.6
2.8
3.1
4.2
5.4
See footnotes at end of table.
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Table 27. Historical Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W): U. S. city average, all
items-Continued
(1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
Year
Jan.
Feb.
Mar.
Apr.
May
June
July
Aug.
Sep.
Oct.
Nov.
Dec.
1970
1971
1972
1973
1974
38.0
40.0
41.4
42.9
46.9
38.2
40.1
41.6
43.2
47.5
38.4
40.2
41.6
43.6
48.0
38.7
40.4
41.7
43.9
48.3
38.8
40.6
41.9
44.1
48.8
39.0
40.8
42.0
44.4
49.3
39.2
40.9
42.1
44.5
49.7
39.2
41.0
42.2
45.4
50.3
39.4
41.0
42.4
45.5
50.9
39.6
41.1
42.5
45.9
51.4
39.8
41.2
42.6
46.2
51.8
40.0
41.3
42.7
46.5
52.2
1975
1976
1977
1978
1979
52.4
56.0
58.9
62.8
68.7
52.8
56.1
59.5
63.2
69.5
53.0
56.2
59.8
63.7
70.3
53.2
56.5
60.3
64.3
71.1
53.5
56.8
60.6
64.9
71.9
53.9
57.1
61.0
65.6
72.8
54.5
57.4
61.3
66.0
73.7
54.7
57.7
61.5
66.4
74.4
54.9
57.9
61.8
66.8
75.1
55.3
58.2
61.9
67.4
75.7
55.6
58.3
62.2
67.7
76.4
55.8
58.5
62.5
68.1
77.2
1980
1981
1982
1983
1984
78.3
87.5
94.7
98.1
101.6
79.4
88.5
95.0
98.1
101.8
80.5
89.0
94.8
98.4
101.8
81.4
89.6
95.2
99.0
102.1
82.3
90.3
96.2
99.5
102.5
83.2
91.1
97.4
99.8
102.8
83.3
92.2
98.0
100.1
103.2
83.8
92.8
98.2
100.5
104.2
84.6
93.7
98.3
101.0
104.8
85.3
93.9
98.6
101.2
104.8
86.1
94.1
98.4
101.2
104.7
86.9
94.4
98.0
101.2
104.8
1985
1986
1987
1988
1989
104.9
108.9
110.0
114.5
119.7
105.4
108.5
110.5
114.7
120.2
105.9
107.9
111.0
115.1
120.8
106.3
107.6
111.6
115.7
121.8
106.7
107.9
111.9
116.2
122.5
107.0
108.4
112.4
116.7
122.8
107.1
108.4
112.7
117.2
123.2
107.3
108.6
113.3
117.7
123.2
107.6
109.1
113.8
118.5
123.6
107.9
109.1
114.1
118.9
124.2
108.3
109.2
114.3
119.0
124.4
108.6
109.3
114.2
119.2
124.6
1990
1991
1992
1993
1994
125.9
132.8
136.0
140.3
143.6
126.4
132.8
136.4
140.7
144.0
127.1
133.0
137.0
141.1
144.4
127.3
133.3
137.3
141.6
144.7
127.5
133.8
137.6
141.9
144.9
128.3
134.1
138.1
142.0
145.4
128.7
134.3
138.4
142.1
145.8
129.9
134.6
138.8
142.4
146.5
131.1
135.2
139.1
142.6
146.9
131.9
135.4
139.6
143.3
147.0
132.2
135.8
139.8
143.4
147.3
132.2
135.9
139.8
143.3
147.2
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
147.8
151.7
156.3
158.4
161.0
148.3
152.2
156.8
158.5
161.1
148.7
152.9
157.0
158.7
161.4
149.3
153.6
157.2
159.1
162.7
149.6
154.0
157.2
159.5
162.8
149.9
154.1
157.4
159.7
162.8
149.9
154.3
157.5
159.8
163.3
150.2
154.5
157.8
160.0
163.8
150.6
155.1
158.3
160.2
164.7
151.0
155.5
158.5
160.6
165.0
150.9
155.9
158.5
160.7
165.1
150.9
155.9
158.2
160.7
165.1
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
165.6
171.7
173.2
177.7
180.9
166.5
172.4
173.7
179.2
181.9
167.9
172.6
174.7
180.3
182.9
168.0
173.5
175.8
179.8
183.5
168.2
174.4
175.8
179.4
184.7
169.2
174.6
175.9
179.6
185.3
169.4
173.8
176.1
179.6
184.9
169.3
173.8
176.6
180.3
185.0
170.4
174.8
177.0
181.0
185.4
170.6
174.0
177.3
180.7
186.5
170.9
173.7
177.4
180.2
186.8
170.7
172.9
177.0
179.9
186.0
2005
2006
2007
2008
186.3
194.0
197.559
206.744
187.3
194.2
198.544
207.254
188.6
195.3
200.612
209.147
190.2
197.2
202.130
210.698
190.0
198.2
203.661
212.788
190.1
198.6
203.906
191.0
199.2
203.700
192.1
199.6
203.199
195.0
198.4
203.889
195.2
197.0
204.338
193.4
196.8
205.891
192.5
197.2
205.777
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
See footnotes at end of table.
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Table 27. Historical Consumer Price Index for Urban
Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W): U. S. city
average, all items-Continued
(1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
Semiannual
averages
Annual
avg.
Year
1st
half
2nd
half
Percent change
from previous
Annual
avg.
Dec.
1970
1971
1972
1973
1974
-
-
39.0
40.7
42.1
44.7
49.6
5.5
3.3
3.4
8.9
12.3
5.7
4.4
3.4
6.2
11.0
1975
1976
1977
1978
1979
-
-
54.1
57.2
60.9
65.6
73.1
6.9
4.8
6.8
9.0
13.4
9.1
5.7
6.5
7.7
11.4
1980
1981
1982
1983
1984
-
-
102.1
104.4
82.9
91.4
96.9
99.8
103.3
12.6
8.6
3.8
3.3
3.6
13.4
10.3
6.0
3.0
3.5
1985
1986
1987
1988
1989
106.0
108.2
111.2
115.5
121.3
107.8
109.0
113.7
118.4
123.9
106.9
108.6
112.5
117.0
122.6
3.6
.6
4.5
4.4
4.5
3.5
1.6
3.6
4.0
4.8
1990
1991
1992
1993
1994
127.1
133.3
137.1
141.3
144.5
131.0
135.2
139.3
142.9
146.8
129.0
134.3
138.2
142.1
145.6
6.1
2.8
2.9
2.5
2.7
5.2
4.1
2.9
2.8
2.5
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
148.9
153.1
157.0
159.0
162.0
150.6
155.2
158.1
160.3
164.5
149.8
154.1
157.6
159.7
163.2
2.5
3.3
1.5
1.6
2.7
2.9
2.9
2.3
1.3
2.2
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
167.6
173.2
174.9
179.3
183.2
170.2
173.8
176.9
180.3
185.8
168.9
173.5
175.9
179.8
184.5
3.4
1.3
2.4
1.6
3.4
3.5
2.7
1.4
2.2
2.6
2005
2006
2007
2008
188.8
196.3
201.069
193.2
198.0
204.466
191.0
197.1
202.767
3.5
2.4
4.3
3.5
3.2
2.9
-
-
-
-
-
- Data not available.
NOTE: Index applies to a month as a whole, not to any specific date.
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Table 28. Historical Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W): U.S. city average, by commodity and service
group and detailed expenditure categories
(1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
Unadjusted indexes
Item and group
December
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
May
2008
Expenditure category
All items .....................................................................
All items (1967=100) ..................................................
170.7
508.5
172.9
515.0
177.0
527.2
179.9
536.0
186.0
554.2
192.5
573.3
197.2
587.3
205.777
612.948
212.788
633.830
Food and beverages ................................................
Food ......................................................................
Food at home ......................................................
Cereals and bakery products .............................
Cereals and cereal products ............................
Flour and prepared flour mixes ......................
Breakfast cereal .............................................
Rice, pasta, cornmeal ....................................
Bakery products ...............................................
Bread 1 ..........................................................
Fresh biscuits, rolls, muffins 1 ........................
Cakes, cupcakes, and cookies ......................
Other bakery products ...................................
Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs ............................
Meats, poultry, and fish ...................................
Meats .............................................................
Beef and veal ...............................................
Uncooked ground beef ..............................
Uncooked beef roasts 1 .............................
Uncooked beef steaks 1 ............................
Uncooked other beef and veal 1 ................
Pork .............................................................
Bacon, breakfast sausage, and related
products 1 ..........................................
Ham ...........................................................
Pork chops .................................................
Other pork including roasts and picnics 1 ..
Other meats .................................................
Poultry ...........................................................
Chicken 1 .....................................................
Other poultry including turkey 1 ...................
Fish and seafood ...........................................
Fresh fish and seafood 1 .............................
Processed fish and seafood 1 ......................
Eggs ................................................................
Dairy and related products ................................
Milk 1 ................................................................
Cheese and related products ..........................
Ice cream and related products .......................
Other dairy and related products 1 ..................
Fruits and vegetables ........................................
Fresh fruits and vegetables .............................
Fresh fruits .....................................................
Apples ..........................................................
Bananas ......................................................
Citrus fruits 1 ................................................
Other fresh fruits 1 .......................................
Fresh vegetables ...........................................
Potatoes ......................................................
Lettuce .........................................................
Tomatoes .....................................................
Other fresh vegetables ................................
Processed fruits and vegetables 1 ...................
Canned fruits and vegetables 1 .....................
Frozen fruits and vegetables 1 .......................
Other processed fruits and vegetables
including dried 1 .....................................
Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage
materials ....................................................
Juices and nonalcoholic drinks 1 .....................
Carbonated drinks .........................................
Frozen noncarbonated juices and drinks 1 ....
Nonfrozen noncarbonated juices and drinks 1
169.8
169.3
169.1
190.4
175.0
151.8
199.0
152.2
198.3
109.3
109.8
192.0
195.6
156.3
156.8
152.8
150.5
128.3
109.3
110.9
108.1
157.0
174.6
174.1
173.7
195.1
178.4
159.1
201.9
154.8
203.5
114.9
114.0
195.1
196.6
161.8
163.2
160.0
159.7
137.0
118.6
115.8
113.7
163.1
177.1
176.5
175.1
197.1
179.4
165.5
201.9
154.9
206.3
116.0
116.2
199.2
198.2
162.3
163.0
160.3
160.8
138.5
118.9
116.5
113.2
159.2
183.6
183.1
183.3
202.9
183.4
171.9
203.2
161.0
213.1
118.4
120.8
204.6
207.8
181.0
180.4
182.5
198.6
165.3
147.0
148.6
138.6
167.3
188.4
187.9
187.6
206.3
185.1
165.4
205.6
165.0
217.6
123.6
123.6
208.4
207.9
183.2
184.6
185.4
197.0
170.4
145.4
143.3
130.8
175.3
192.5
192.2
190.7
208.4
184.6
171.7
200.9
167.3
221.3
126.8
126.7
213.2
207.2
185.6
187.1
187.7
201.7
176.0
147.4
145.9
134.8
174.9
196.5
196.1
193.2
215.2
188.9
176.8
202.0
175.8
229.5
133.7
134.6
215.5
214.9
188.0
188.5
189.1
202.7
177.3
147.4
145.3
141.0
175.3
206.141
205.855
204.141
226.696
196.937
190.120
208.175
184.496
243.149
147.613
140.373
228.155
219.795
198.489
196.452
195.296
213.259
186.988
154.068
153.152
147.341
177.887
211.438
211.200
210.624
244.648
213.046
230.638
211.654
212.674
262.079
161.667
151.549
237.095
240.440
200.501
199.617
197.045
216.212
189.730
154.369
154.560
154.261
180.630
107.4
151.1
155.5
99.3
154.8
160.7
103.2
105.3
191.1
110.8
102.5
144.5
161.5
109.4
160.3
168.2
110.3
213.3
252.4
264.4
204.0
160.8
120.6
113.9
240.4
179.5
276.5
281.9
246.1
105.3
105.0
107.4
113.5
157.6
160.2
101.0
159.2
167.8
108.4
107.5
191.3
110.0
103.9
132.4
170.6
114.1
171.9
183.2
113.2
212.8
248.5
266.9
217.9
164.8
129.9
107.5
230.8
205.5
228.5
261.0
234.3
109.9
109.3
114.0
113.0
155.2
155.5
95.5
164.8
166.8
108.4
103.9
188.8
106.6
105.4
145.4
167.2
109.9
167.7
181.6
115.0
222.9
261.9
279.2
232.6
165.8
142.0
111.4
245.0
222.9
214.9
283.4
251.9
113.0
112.9
114.1
117.8
162.4
164.0
101.4
173.2
174.9
113.9
107.9
194.1
111.6
105.4
189.1
172.7
117.7
170.9
180.8
116.7
229.7
273.1
282.7
239.9
162.6
144.5
113.2
262.6
213.9
294.8
279.6
272.7
111.8
109.5
117.0
124.7
169.4
167.9
108.0
178.1
184.5
121.0
110.4
197.7
113.9
107.1
151.2
179.9
124.3
180.2
180.6
120.0
248.6
300.3
302.7
241.8
158.5
161.0
126.5
296.0
230.0
270.9
416.9
285.2
113.9
112.5
116.4
120.0
173.4
168.4
109.8
179.6
184.1
120.3
112.0
205.5
120.6
108.2
153.8
183.0
128.6
180.8
180.4
121.9
249.6
298.1
306.3
252.3
169.8
172.2
120.9
288.6
252.4
253.2
337.8
298.4
119.6
118.9
121.3
121.9
174.2
166.3
109.4
183.3
181.9
118.6
111.9
212.4
125.4
110.8
176.2
180.3
124.9
176.9
184.1
121.9
254.7
303.6
321.0
277.8
174.7
183.1
124.2
285.7
266.8
273.0
312.1
291.2
122.7
122.0
124.2
125.971
176.895
167.784
108.820
186.035
194.314
127.898
114.166
223.236
132.570
115.420
234.691
205.149
149.236
200.799
189.727
136.149
269.533
322.717
338.490
294.385
183.352
183.278
133.873
306.165
275.821
286.234
373.203
302.224
127.813
127.130
127.862
125.784
179.498
172.209
112.140
183.854
199.285
129.608
123.970
231.159
137.870
118.891
217.079
207.088
146.352
208.028
191.095
140.702
274.136
323.672
349.420
328.245
214.461
199.180
125.476
297.824
294.223
260.372
317.703
307.844
136.288
136.875
133.320
102.1
103.4
109.7
108.9
112.5
117.4
121.0
128.005
137.864
135.8
105.0
121.7
111.2
104.6
137.7
106.9
123.8
114.0
106.4
139.1
108.0
125.5
113.7
107.4
138.6
107.7
125.5
114.9
106.3
140.0
108.6
128.5
112.5
105.6
144.9
112.1
134.3
112.2
107.5
147.8
114.2
135.3
127.3
110.6
152.883
118.208
139.574
143.862
114.191
157.285
121.895
144.481
147.333
117.288
See footnotes at end of table.
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Table 28. Historical Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W): U.S. city average, by commodity and service
group and detailed expenditure categories-Continued
(1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
Unadjusted indexes
Item and group
December
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
May
2008
Expenditure category
Beverage materials including coffee and tea 1
Coffee ............................................................
Other beverage materials including tea 1 ......
Other food at home ............................................
Sugar and sweets ............................................
Sugar and artificial sweeteners .....................
Candy and chewing gum 1 ............................
Other sweets 1 ...............................................
Fats and oils ....................................................
Butter and margarine 1 ..................................
Salad dressing 1 ............................................
Other fats and oils including peanut butter 1
Other foods ......................................................
Soups ............................................................
Frozen and freeze dried prepared foods .......
Snacks ...........................................................
Spices, seasonings, condiments, sauces ......
Baby food 1 ....................................................
Other miscellaneous foods 1 .........................
Food away from home .........................................
Full service meals and snacks 1 ........................
Limited service meals and snacks 1 ..................
Food at employee sites and schools 1 ...............
Food from vending machines and mobile
vendors 1 ...................................................
Other food away from home 1 ...........................
Alcoholic beverages ..............................................
Alcoholic beverages at home ............................
Beer, ale, and other malt beverages at home
Distilled spirits at home ....................................
Wine at home ..................................................
Alcoholic beverages away from home ...............
97.4
147.1
109.8
155.8
153.3
133.6
104.5
106.1
149.9
113.1
106.3
103.3
173.0
197.9
149.1
166.7
173.5
112.6
108.6
170.8
108.0
107.8
104.1
97.3
142.1
113.1
160.5
155.9
136.8
105.7
109.0
156.5
126.2
108.2
103.7
178.3
203.7
153.6
173.6
182.9
116.0
109.0
176.0
111.4
111.3
106.1
98.2
141.8
114.9
160.6
158.9
140.3
107.3
111.8
152.9
114.7
107.9
105.8
178.5
206.0
151.8
166.9
189.0
117.2
110.7
180.0
113.8
113.7
111.2
97.9
142.6
113.9
162.5
160.5
143.1
107.3
115.2
157.7
119.4
110.1
109.0
180.0
208.5
151.9
174.8
184.7
120.8
110.3
184.2
116.4
116.3
114.0
99.2
144.6
115.4
163.2
160.6
142.7
107.3
116.0
167.3
135.9
110.8
114.0
178.6
208.3
151.0
170.6
179.6
123.8
111.3
189.7
119.7
119.9
117.4
103.4
162.1
115.7
167.1
166.9
154.5
110.8
117.5
165.6
132.0
106.4
116.3
183.7
211.3
152.0
180.7
186.7
128.0
112.9
195.8
123.1
124.0
120.5
105.7
165.4
118.4
168.1
171.3
163.5
112.2
122.2
167.3
130.2
110.1
117.6
183.7
211.3
149.5
178.7
186.5
129.3
115.3
202.0
127.3
127.7
124.8
109.188
173.838
121.348
173.511
177.051
162.645
117.281
126.657
176.736
138.383
113.763
125.513
188.646
211.526
154.768
186.595
193.197
134.720
115.658
209.931
132.236
132.893
128.568
111.760
189.531
120.416
182.241
184.127
169.257
121.339
133.679
194.228
153.540
111.734
146.172
197.081
232.137
158.407
196.993
206.652
138.852
119.248
213.723
134.450
135.437
129.634
103.1
111.4
175.8
159.3
159.4
161.6
148.7
208.8
104.7
115.8
180.5
161.8
161.9
167.7
148.8
218.7
106.2
120.1
184.7
165.2
166.1
170.1
149.9
225.2
108.8
123.1
188.9
168.5
171.0
172.2
149.0
231.9
111.2
127.0
194.2
172.5
176.5
173.8
149.3
240.3
114.2
133.6
196.3
172.7
175.9
175.1
151.5
247.3
116.4
138.7
201.1
175.7
178.7
176.3
156.0
257.4
120.269
144.454
208.934
181.999
186.264
178.085
161.506
269.505
123.180
148.517
213.486
185.758
189.532
183.826
165.634
275.781
Housing ...................................................................
Shelter ...................................................................
Rent of primary residence 2 .................................
Lodging away from home 1 ..................................
Housing at school, excluding board 2 3 .............
Other lodging away from home including hotels
and motels .................................................
Owners’ equivalent rent of primary residence 2 3
Tenants’ and household insurance 1 ...................
Fuels and utilities ...................................................
Household energy ...............................................
Fuel oil and other fuels ......................................
Fuel oil .............................................................
Propane, kerosene, and firewood 4 .................
Gas (piped) and electricity 2 ..............................
Electricity 2 .......................................................
Utility (piped) gas service 2 ..............................
Water and sewer and trash collection services 1
Water and sewerage maintenance 2 ...............
Garbage and trash collection 5 ........................
Household furnishings and operations ..................
Window and floor coverings and other linens 1 ...
Floor coverings 1 ...............................................
Window coverings 1 ...........................................
Other linens 1 .....................................................
Furniture and bedding .........................................
Bedroom furniture ..............................................
Living room, kitchen, and dining room furniture
1 .................................................................
Other furniture 1 .................................................
Appliances 1 ........................................................
Major appliances 1 .............................................
Other appliances 1 .............................................
168.1
189.6
187.0
108.7
263.0
172.9
197.7
195.7
108.8
277.2
176.9
203.9
201.9
109.6
293.9
181.0
208.2
207.0
113.4
311.5
186.4
213.5
213.0
118.6
330.2
194.2
219.2
219.7
122.4
349.6
200.5
228.3
229.1
127.1
367.7
206.638
235.480
238.216
133.179
388.209
211.191
238.353
240.818
144.979
389.084
230.5
183.5
104.9
144.6
129.3
144.1
147.3
172.9
134.8
126.5
160.4
108.0
227.7
271.9
125.6
100.6
106.5
101.4
97.3
130.6
135.6
229.3
191.7
106.3
141.5
125.2
112.7
107.6
154.1
132.5
133.6
135.5
111.0
234.6
278.2
125.4
99.3
106.3
98.5
96.5
126.4
133.9
229.4
198.0
112.3
143.5
126.4
125.0
123.0
163.3
133.2
131.1
145.1
114.6
242.8
284.5
123.0
94.3
108.1
95.5
89.0
125.1
131.1
236.5
201.7
114.4
153.0
135.4
136.2
132.6
181.0
142.5
134.9
170.2
119.9
254.2
297.1
120.4
90.7
107.3
94.3
83.8
123.0
131.0
247.0
206.1
118.9
164.7
146.4
183.4
186.0
225.7
152.0
137.7
198.7
126.5
270.1
307.1
121.3
89.4
107.7
91.5
82.6
123.0
137.8
254.4
211.2
116.4
190.2
172.4
227.4
236.0
266.5
178.3
152.2
258.9
133.2
285.0
320.3
121.9
87.7
114.0
90.1
79.5
123.6
143.6
263.8
220.1
117.4
190.9
171.5
232.2
240.9
272.4
177.1
163.2
221.1
139.6
298.5
337.0
122.6
83.9
117.5
91.4
72.8
122.6
141.4
276.352
226.151
117.396
200.831
180.379
298.656
320.865
326.741
183.066
171.431
220.150
147.186
315.239
353.370
121.880
81.035
117.978
90.188
68.938
120.204
140.415
303.188
228.007
118.615
217.388
197.554
358.947
414.390
347.812
199.045
180.422
260.240
150.237
321.692
360.958
123.287
80.465
116.096
90.136
68.476
119.967
140.211
102.5
99.5
94.9
96.2
93.0
98.6
94.3
94.4
97.8
89.1
98.1
93.9
90.8
95.1
84.6
95.5
92.2
87.6
92.0
81.3
93.7
88.7
84.6
89.4
77.9
92.0
88.9
87.4
94.8
77.1
91.7
88.5
88.4
98.1
75.6
89.432
85.686
89.909
100.715
75.914
88.378
88.038
90.134
101.834
74.884
See footnotes at end of table.
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Table 28. Historical Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W): U.S. city average, by commodity and service
group and detailed expenditure categories-Continued
(1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
Unadjusted indexes
Item and group
December
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
May
2008
Expenditure category
Other household equipment and furnishings 1 ....
Clocks, lamps, and decorator items ..................
Indoor plants and flowers 6 ................................
Dishes and flatware 1 ........................................
Nonelectric cookware and tableware 1 ..............
Tools, hardware, outdoor equipment and
supplies 1 .....................................................
Tools, hardware and supplies 1 .........................
Outdoor equipment and supplies 1 ....................
Housekeeping supplies .......................................
Household cleaning products 1 ..........................
Household paper products 1 ..............................
Miscellaneous household products 1 .................
Household operations 1 .......................................
Domestic services 1 ...........................................
Gardening and lawncare services 1 ...................
Moving, storage, freight expense 1 ....................
Repair of household items 1 ..............................
95.6
104.7
115.6
93.0
96.5
95.0
102.6
118.7
90.5
95.0
91.0
96.6
118.8
85.7
91.3
86.2
86.3
120.5
85.3
91.1
87.2
87.3
121.7
86.2
92.0
82.9
80.1
124.1
80.7
91.7
79.0
74.3
123.6
75.1
92.2
76.170
67.750
128.403
73.764
95.198
77.719
68.557
134.219
75.689
96.795
96.3
98.2
94.8
157.0
107.7
117.2
103.9
113.2
111.4
114.0
111.4
116.2
95.3
96.0
94.3
160.8
110.6
118.8
107.0
118.0
114.3
119.6
114.4
124.4
93.5
93.9
92.5
158.5
108.9
118.3
104.8
120.8
118.8
119.3
117.5
129.9
90.9
91.6
89.7
157.0
107.3
116.3
105.3
123.8
122.0
121.3
120.4
134.7
92.9
96.0
90.2
158.7
106.6
124.6
103.9
129.3
124.6
126.9
124.3
144.8
93.2
98.5
88.8
162.5
110.2
125.2
106.6
136.0
131.1
94.7
100.5
89.7
168.8
113.2
133.4
110.6
141.2
135.7
NA
NA
129.6
155.5
129.0
162.1
93.593
98.836
89.028
171.286
113.279
138.485
112.593
144.659
138.159
143.712
130.180
168.656
93.938
100.072
88.664
176.125
116.039
144.452
114.926
149.816
140.935
151.519
132.924
174.998
Apparel ....................................................................
Men’s and boys’ apparel ........................................
Men’s apparel ......................................................
Men’s suits, sport coats, and outerwear ............
Men’s furnishings ...............................................
Men’s shirts and sweaters 1 ..............................
Men’s pants and shorts .....................................
Boys’ apparel .......................................................
Women’s and girls’ apparel ...................................
Women’s apparel .................................................
Women’s outerwear ...........................................
Women’s dresses ..............................................
Women’s suits and separates 1 .........................
Women’s underwear, nightwear, sportswear
and accessories 1 ......................................
Girls’ apparel .......................................................
Footwear ................................................................
Men’s footwear ....................................................
Boys’ and girls’ footwear ......................................
Women’s footwear ...............................................
Infants’ and toddlers’ apparel ................................
Jewelry and watches 4 ...........................................
Watches 4 ............................................................
Jewelry 4 ..............................................................
126.6
128.0
132.1
129.3
138.0
100.5
123.3
115.4
117.5
117.2
123.6
94.0
96.4
123.0
122.7
126.4
127.6
134.8
93.1
117.1
111.1
113.5
113.5
116.3
99.8
91.4
120.9
118.8
124.6
126.4
135.9
92.4
112.3
101.8
112.3
111.6
116.5
101.0
90.1
118.7
117.8
122.6
127.4
138.7
90.1
105.7
103.7
110.5
110.5
116.4
102.3
87.9
118.6
115.7
121.5
124.7
135.4
87.3
109.6
98.7
110.2
109.2
113.4
99.7
87.4
117.2
113.5
119.6
124.3
133.7
86.7
105.7
95.9
108.3
109.0
108.1
104.0
86.9
118.6
113.0
119.9
120.8
133.3
89.7
105.6
93.4
110.4
112.0
107.0
116.9
89.2
118.126
112.487
117.412
122.326
127.244
83.798
107.614
97.503
109.375
110.682
102.975
116.942
88.138
120.407
116.621
122.845
124.024
141.915
84.392
112.884
98.039
108.594
111.009
90.649
108.236
88.762
100.5
119.0
124.0
128.0
124.2
119.5
130.0
130.1
116.9
133.9
97.3
113.7
121.0
123.7
121.8
117.3
130.3
131.0
114.6
135.7
93.1
115.1
120.8
122.9
121.0
117.9
127.2
124.8
106.7
129.9
93.1
110.7
117.8
117.8
118.5
116.4
121.4
122.6
107.1
127.1
91.8
113.8
119.4
115.6
123.6
119.2
121.4
126.5
108.4
131.4
91.8
105.7
120.9
118.1
125.2
119.6
117.6
122.5
108.7
126.6
90.5
104.2
122.6
121.0
124.9
121.6
116.8
128.3
111.0
133.6
89.828
104.034
122.029
119.023
127.064
120.533
116.419
133.527
108.082
141.273
95.355
98.907
125.335
122.365
128.184
124.908
117.213
146.545
110.117
156.935
Transportation .........................................................
Private transportation ............................................
New and used motor vehicles 1 ...........................
New vehicles .....................................................
Used cars and trucks .........................................
Leased cars and trucks 7 ...................................
Car and truck rental 1 ........................................
Motor fuel .............................................................
Gasoline (all types) ............................................
Gasoline, unleaded regular 8 ...........................
Gasoline, unleaded midgrade 8 9 ....................
Gasoline, unleaded premium 8 ........................
Other motor fuels 1 ............................................
Motor vehicle parts and equipment .....................
Tires ...................................................................
Vehicle accessories other than tires 1 ...............
Motor vehicle maintenance and repair ................
Motor vehicle body work ....................................
Motor vehicle maintenance and servicing .........
Motor vehicle repair 1 ........................................
Motor vehicle insurance .......................................
Motor vehicle fees 1 .............................................
State and local registration and license 1 2 .......
153.9
151.2
102.8
144.6
161.6
147.4
144.5
102.0
144.7
158.1
100.0
103.8
96.3
95.7
93.3
99.2
97.2
111.7
104.9
100.4
105.8
187.9
198.0
172.6
113.6
280.1
110.8
107.8
153.0
150.4
98.5
141.7
149.3
98.1
104.4
120.0
119.4
117.4
124.3
120.0
113.6
106.3
100.5
108.3
195.0
201.7
179.1
118.2
305.6
114.3
111.5
152.5
149.7
92.8
139.2
131.7
95.4
107.1
128.1
127.6
126.0
131.9
127.4
115.5
107.3
100.0
110.8
199.8
204.9
182.0
121.6
319.7
122.7
121.3
163.4
160.9
94.3
139.8
138.1
90.8
102.1
161.7
160.9
159.6
165.9
158.3
153.0
109.3
102.4
112.3
205.3
210.8
187.9
124.7
330.5
133.4
133.3
171.6
168.8
94.8
139.3
140.0
92.3
112.2
188.0
187.0
186.5
191.8
181.7
187.0
113.6
105.4
118.0
213.2
220.7
194.0
129.8
333.5
136.7
135.6
174.4
171.7
93.7
138.2
137.0
91.9
114.0
199.8
198.8
198.4
202.9
192.7
200.7
119.2
109.1
125.7
221.4
228.2
200.1
135.5
336.3
139.8
138.9
189.967
187.159
93.733
137.736
137.791
92.588
112.921
259.032
257.792
257.653
263.140
248.029
249.230
123.786
112.172
132.125
228.692
235.569
206.152
140.233
338.071
142.586
140.582
206.757
203.781
92.850
135.933
137.145
91.637
113.889
323.495
321.291
321.966
327.371
305.439
323.439
126.742
114.470
135.796
234.221
236.626
212.991
143.037
339.824
145.712
142.797
-
107.9
127.7
126.9
125.4
131.6
126.6
134.4
102.3
97.5
103.5
181.5
191.4
166.1
109.9
260.8
108.8
106.7
See footnotes at end of table.
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Table 28. Historical Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W): U.S. city average, by commodity and service
group and detailed expenditure categories-Continued
(1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
Unadjusted indexes
Item and group
December
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
May
2008
Expenditure category
Parking and other fees 1 ....................................
Public transportation ..............................................
Airline fare ...........................................................
Other intercity transportation ...............................
Intracity transportation .........................................
115.1
203.7
237.0
158.9
176.1
119.8
200.1
227.5
154.2
180.6
122.7
199.2
222.6
157.5
183.2
126.1
203.6
221.8
147.8
201.4
132.9
204.2
217.8
146.1
209.0
138.9
216.6
232.3
153.1
220.6
141.3
217.4
230.0
156.5
224.8
146.865
231.363
254.153
158.532
228.979
152.094
249.310
283.948
154.428
235.365
Medical care ............................................................
Medical care commodities .....................................
Prescription drugs ................................................
Nonprescription drugs and medical supplies 4 ....
Internal and respiratory over-the-counter drugs
Nonprescription medical equipment and
supplies .....................................................
Medical care services ............................................
Professional services ...........................................
Physicians’ services 2 ........................................
Dental services 2 ...............................................
Eyeglasses and eye care 4 ................................
Services by other medical professionals 2 4 ......
Hospital and related services 2 ............................
Hospital services 2 10 ........................................
Inpatient hospital services 2 8 10 .....................
Outpatient hospital services 2 4 8 ....................
Nursing homes and adult day services 2 10 .......
Care of invalids and elderly at home 11 .............
Health insurance 12 .............................................
263.8
236.5
289.8
147.9
175.0
276.2
246.7
307.1
149.4
177.7
290.6
254.0
320.6
149.5
178.1
301.4
259.4
328.4
151.7
181.2
314.4
264.4
340.0
149.2
176.6
328.2
273.9
354.9
151.7
180.1
340.0
279.1
361.8
154.5
183.5
357.745
285.913
373.019
156.017
185.420
363.462
286.825
374.820
155.656
186.261
179.6
270.1
242.3
248.5
262.0
152.0
167.8
320.9
118.5
115.9
271.9
124.0
179.0
283.0
251.0
257.5
272.3
156.1
173.5
343.6
127.0
123.9
290.1
130.6
178.2
299.5
259.2
266.2
284.6
155.8
179.2
379.1
140.2
135.9
328.5
137.0
179.1
311.9
266.5
272.1
297.4
158.6
183.5
403.4
149.2
143.0
350.9
144.6
181.0
327.7
277.2
282.9
312.2
163.4
188.0
424.2
156.9
151.0
366.5
150.0
-
-
-
-
-
182.5
342.8
287.4
291.7
329.4
168.2
192.8
446.4
165.1
159.0
385.3
156.6
100.0
100.0
185.5
356.7
294.7
296.3
345.5
171.7
198.3
473.0
175.1
169.3
404.1
163.6
103.0
106.8
187.256
378.119
307.333
308.349
366.759
173.615
204.926
510.961
189.193
181.855
442.799
172.786
106.595
116.743
183.674
385.769
313.294
312.736
376.497
177.657
209.489
527.230
195.390
188.088
455.453
176.356
106.571
115.970
Recreation 1 .............................................................
Video and audio 1 ..................................................
Televisions ...........................................................
Cable and satellite television and radio service 5
Other video equipment 1 ......................................
Video cassettes, discs, and other media
including rental 1 ..........................................
Audio equipment ..................................................
Audio discs, tapes and other media 1 ..................
Pets, pet products and services 1 ..........................
Pets and pet products ..........................................
Pet services including veterinary 1 ......................
Sporting goods ......................................................
Sports vehicles including bicycles .......................
Sports equipment ................................................
Photography 1 ........................................................
Photographic equipment and supplies ................
Photographers and film processing 1 ..................
Other recreational goods 1 ....................................
Toys .....................................................................
Sewing machines, fabric and supplies 1 ..............
Music instruments and accessories 1 ..................
Recreation services 1 ............................................
Club dues and fees for participant sports and
group exercises 1 .........................................
Admissions ..........................................................
Fees for lessons or instructions 4 ........................
Recreational reading materials ..............................
Newspapers and magazines 1 .............................
Recreational books 1 ...........................................
102.6
100.3
46.7
271.8
60.4
103.8
100.5
41.7
282.3
50.2
104.7
102.4
37.2
302.7
43.3
105.5
102.5
32.0
313.9
38.0
106.1
103.2
28.0
326.8
32.5
107.1
103.2
24.2
337.5
29.0
108.1
102.4
18.7
346.3
24.9
108.702
102.523
15.462
354.903
21.692
109.876
102.958
14.490
362.417
20.531
86.2
78.4
104.0
106.2
143.2
118.4
121.9
136.0
105.7
99.6
125.6
103.4
86.2
104.9
95.5
100.1
113.8
84.5
74.5
107.9
110.6
147.8
125.5
119.7
134.6
102.8
99.1
122.6
103.9
82.8
99.7
96.4
99.9
118.1
79.1
70.8
109.1
112.6
148.8
131.4
117.8
133.1
100.5
97.7
115.3
106.0
76.5
90.7
93.7
98.1
122.6
78.7
66.9
104.7
115.2
150.5
137.7
116.5
130.5
100.5
95.7
109.1
106.3
73.8
86.9
94.0
96.7
126.8
77.7
63.2
108.6
120.0
155.3
146.2
115.1
132.5
96.3
92.2
100.6
106.5
70.4
81.6
94.0
97.9
129.4
77.2
56.8
108.7
123.3
157.6
153.5
116.5
137.2
94.6
89.5
95.8
104.9
67.6
77.9
91.9
95.1
133.4
78.1
53.9
105.9
127.8
162.8
159.8
117.9
141.4
93.9
85.5
85.6
106.8
65.3
74.2
92.9
96.7
139.0
78.675
51.080
105.660
134.740
171.130
169.616
114.764
137.138
91.728
82.841
79.989
106.717
62.080
70.193
87.326
96.967
141.896
78.120
49.098
101.865
139.895
178.136
175.217
116.265
137.492
94.028
81.833
77.115
107.518
61.520
69.215
87.546
98.338
143.898
110.2
234.2
190.7
191.0
107.1
101.4
112.5
243.8
204.7
194.3
109.1
102.8
113.4
257.0
207.5
197.9
111.4
104.2
116.3
265.8
221.1
199.7
113.3
103.8
115.9
274.5
227.0
204.3
117.2
103.9
119.0
283.6
232.8
205.5
119.3
102.3
122.0
298.4
240.2
207.3
120.7
102.7
123.194
304.937
249.677
209.747
122.141
103.872
125.907
307.642
254.882
211.269
123.177
104.460
Education and communication 1 ..............................
Education 1 ............................................................
Educational books and supplies ..........................
Tuition, other school fees, and childcare .............
College tuition and fees .....................................
Elementary and high school tuition and fees .....
103.7
115.7
289.2
326.5
340.6
359.4
106.9
122.1
297.3
345.2
361.8
386.4
108.8
129.7
324.5
366.0
387.3
412.8
109.7
138.4
343.8
390.7
424.8
438.9
110.5
147.0
357.6
415.8
462.2
470.4
112.6
155.6
375.5
440.5
493.2
497.1
114.8
165.5
402.0
468.3
529.2
525.7
117.782
174.276
437.391
491.554
560.233
553.931
118.737
175.791
445.394
495.384
562.945
555.658
See footnotes at end of table.
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Table 28. Historical Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W): U.S. city average, by commodity and service
group and detailed expenditure categories-Continued
(1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
Unadjusted indexes
Item and group
December
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
May
2008
Expenditure category
Child care and nursery school 6 ........................
Technical and business school tuition and fees
Communication 1 ...................................................
Postage and delivery services 1 ..........................
Postage .............................................................
Delivery services 1 .............................................
Information and information processing 1 ............
Telephone services 1 .........................................
Land-line telephone services, local charges 2
Land-line telephone services, long distance
charges 1 .................................................
Wireless telephone services 1 .........................
Information technology, hardware and services
13 .................................................................
Personal computers and peripheral equipment
11 ...............................................................
Computer software and accessories 1 ...............
Internet services and electronic information
providers 1 .................................................
Telephone hardware, calculators, and other
consumer information items 1 ....................
160.9
118.9
94.1
103.2
165.6
116.2
93.6
98.6
179.7
168.8
125.8
94.6
108.1
173.4
124.1
93.9
99.9
187.9
176.9
132.6
93.2
119.4
191.7
130.4
92.0
100.1
198.1
183.5
145.3
89.7
119.5
191.7
136.2
88.3
97.4
203.1
189.7
157.3
87.0
120.0
191.7
154.9
85.5
95.0
205.4
199.3
168.0
86.2
120.5
191.7
169.4
84.6
95.3
212.0
209.9
176.3
85.2
126.5
201.9
170.9
83.5
96.9
216.6
217.589
185.776
85.834
132.101
209.745
190.190
83.917
98.887
225.572
220.240
188.768
86.496
135.526
214.167
209.100
84.511
99.939
229.350
89.4
71.7
87.7
68.2
82.5
68.5
74.1
67.6
68.4
66.7
67.3
65.7
69.5
65.6
71.865
64.977
73.006
65.257
24.6
20.6
17.8
15.8
14.8
13.6
11.6
10.722
10.621
406.5
82.0
282.3
79.3
218.7
69.9
179.3
63.3
154.7
60.0
130.8
57.4
115.0
52.8
100.000
49.486
97.010
49.573
95.8
100.7
99.9
98.1
97.3
94.8
77.3
73.716
73.616
70.0
64.7
59.3
52.1
48.5
44.7
42.3
40.192
41.068
Other goods and services ........................................
Tobacco and smoking products .............................
Cigarettes 1 ..........................................................
Tobacco products other than cigarettes 1 ............
Personal care ........................................................
Personal care products ........................................
Hair, dental, shaving, and miscellaneous
personal care products 1 ...........................
Cosmetics, perfume, bath, nail preparations
and implements .........................................
Personal care services ........................................
Haircuts and other personal care services 1 ......
Miscellaneous personal services .........................
Legal services 4 .................................................
Funeral expenses 4 ...........................................
Laundry and dry cleaning services 1 .................
Apparel services other than laundry and dry
cleaning 1 ...................................................
Financial services 4 ...........................................
Miscellaneous personal goods 1 ..........................
279.2
396.9
160.2
121.8
167.7
155.8
293.3
432.9
175.1
125.3
172.3
156.0
305.1
474.3
192.4
130.3
174.7
154.2
308.1
471.5
190.6
138.4
177.8
154.0
315.9
485.7
196.0
146.8
181.9
153.8
326.6
515.0
208.0
153.6
185.8
155.4
335.7
528.6
213.5
156.6
191.1
158.6
348.830
568.410
230.125
162.102
195.467
158.407
356.523
583.296
236.061
167.562
199.367
158.993
104.3
104.0
103.0
102.2
101.4
101.8
103.9
103.913
104.367
170.8
181.7
110.8
255.3
191.8
193.9
106.9
171.7
187.1
114.1
268.0
204.1
202.8
111.4
169.3
190.7
116.2
276.7
213.2
210.8
113.8
170.2
194.9
118.8
286.6
224.0
219.9
117.0
171.4
201.8
123.0
298.4
238.0
228.4
120.5
174.8
206.9
126.1
307.0
245.9
239.8
122.8
178.4
212.7
129.7
318.7
255.7
250.6
126.7
177.830
219.945
134.057
330.850
265.264
263.363
130.494
178.343
223.922
136.481
341.212
273.860
272.427
134.585
109.5
218.0
95.4
114.0
228.2
93.5
116.4
235.9
92.6
120.3
241.9
88.5
123.4
251.0
85.7
129.2
254.5
86.1
135.8
264.8
86.8
140.418
276.411
87.196
146.055
283.157
89.448
150.6
139.1
148.6
165.5
126.6
194.5
182.6
195.2
228.9
170.9
165.5
166.4
140.6
150.3
165.8
159.7
122.9
183.7
148.4
133.4
139.4
153.1
124.9
201.7
190.4
202.6
237.3
172.5
165.7
168.3
135.1
141.8
154.7
157.3
119.2
189.2
150.3
135.0
147.3
167.2
120.4
208.3
196.3
211.7
245.1
177.0
169.1
172.1
136.8
149.6
168.0
162.6
116.6
195.9
150.7
132.5
149.0
171.3
114.0
214.2
200.6
218.0
250.9
179.2
171.6
174.7
134.5
151.4
172.1
166.6
114.8
202.9
156.6
138.8
160.9
190.8
115.1
220.5
205.6
222.7
256.5
185.5
178.0
180.6
140.7
162.9
190.3
175.1
114.2
209.9
161.2
143.4
170.8
207.8
114.9
229.2
211.2
228.3
263.5
192.3
184.8
186.7
145.3
172.4
205.9
182.2
112.0
221.1
163.5
145.0
176.1
215.7
113.3
236.6
220.0
231.4
270.9
197.2
188.0
191.2
147.0
177.7
213.5
186.9
113.3
225.8
172.952
154.086
196.636
249.863
112.450
244.275
227.035
236.020
278.783
205.575
197.174
199.431
156.073
197.551
245.286
202.222
112.830
233.314
181.837
164.188
218.794
285.024
111.845
249.175
229.810
240.728
282.720
212.870
205.774
206.423
166.070
218.809
277.717
216.582
114.781
240.181
Special aggregate indexes
Commodities ..............................................................
Commodities less food and beverages ...................
Nondurables less food and beverages ..................
Nondurables less food, beverages, and apparel
Durables ................................................................
Services .....................................................................
Rent of shelter 3 .........................................................
Transportation services .............................................
Other services ...........................................................
All items less food ......................................................
All items less shelter ..................................................
All items less medical care ........................................
Commodities less food ..............................................
Nondurables less food ...............................................
Nondurables less food and apparel ...........................
Nondurables ..............................................................
Apparel less footwear ................................................
Services less rent of shelter 3 ....................................
See footnotes at end of table.
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group and detailed expenditure categories-Continued
(1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
Unadjusted indexes
Item and group
December
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
May
2008
Special aggregate indexes
Services less medical care services ..........................
Energy .......................................................................
All items less energy ..................................................
All items less food and energy .................................
Commodities less food and energy commodities ..
Energy commodities ............................................
Services less energy services ...............................
Domestically produced farm food ..............................
Utilities and public transportation ...............................
188.3
127.6
176.8
178.7
145.8
128.9
201.1
172.0
154.1
195.0
110.0
181.5
183.5
145.6
97.5
209.4
177.2
154.2
201.1
122.6
184.6
186.7
143.1
120.7
216.7
178.7
156.3
1 Indexes on a December 1997=100 base.
2 This index series was calculated using a Laspeyres estimator. All other item
206.6
131.1
186.9
188.0
138.7
129.0
222.1
188.7
161.3
212.4
153.3
191.0
192.0
139.9
163.4
228.1
193.6
166.4
220.6
179.3
194.9
195.9
140.4
190.7
234.6
196.0
181.4
227.6
184.7
199.6
200.7
140.4
202.1
243.0
198.1
183.0
234.468
218.104
205.155
205.377
140.815
261.928
250.925
210.009
189.083
239.167
258.903
208.021
207.747
141.558
326.565
254.517
216.435
198.612
9
10
11
12
13
NA
-
Indexes on a December 1993=100 base.
Indexes on a December 1996=100 base.
Indexes on a December 2007=100 base.
Indexes on a December 2005=100 base.
Indexes on a December 1988=100 base.
Data not adequate for publication.
Data not available.
NOTE: Index applies to a month as a whole, not to any specific date.
stratum index series were calculated using a geometric means estimator.
3 Indexes on a December 1984=100 base
4 Indexes on a December 1986=100 base.
5 Indexes on a December 1983=100 base.
6 Indexes on a December 1990=100 base.
7 Indexes on a December 2001=100 base.
8 Special index based on a substantially smaller sample.
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by commodity and service group and detailed expenditure categories
Percent change from previous December
Item and group
December
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
May
2008
Expenditure category
All items ................................................................................
3.4
1.3
2.4
1.6
3.4
3.5
2.4
4.3
3.4
Food and beverages ...........................................................
Food ..................................................................................
Food at home ..................................................................
Cereals and bakery products ........................................
Cereals and cereal products .......................................
Flour and prepared flour mixes .................................
Breakfast cereal ........................................................
Rice, pasta, cornmeal ...............................................
Bakery products ..........................................................
Bread ........................................................................
Fresh biscuits, rolls, muffins .....................................
Cakes, cupcakes, and cookies .................................
Other bakery products ..............................................
Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs .......................................
Meats, poultry, and fish ...............................................
Meats ........................................................................
Beef and veal ..........................................................
Uncooked ground beef .........................................
Uncooked beef roasts ...........................................
Uncooked beef steaks ..........................................
Uncooked other beef and veal ..............................
Pork ........................................................................
Bacon, breakfast sausage, and related products
Ham ......................................................................
Pork chops ............................................................
Other pork including roasts and picnics ................
Other meats ............................................................
Poultry .......................................................................
Chicken ...................................................................
Other poultry including turkey .................................
Fish and seafood ......................................................
Fresh fish and seafood ...........................................
Processed fish and seafood ...................................
Eggs ............................................................................
Dairy and related products ............................................
Milk .............................................................................
Cheese and related products ......................................
Ice cream and related products ..................................
Other dairy and related products ................................
Fruits and vegetables ...................................................
Fresh fruits and vegetables ........................................
Fresh fruits ................................................................
Apples .....................................................................
Bananas ..................................................................
Citrus fruits ..............................................................
Other fresh fruits .....................................................
Fresh vegetables ......................................................
Potatoes ..................................................................
Lettuce ....................................................................
Tomatoes ................................................................
Other fresh vegetables ...........................................
Processed fruits and vegetables .................................
Canned fruits and vegetables ...................................
Frozen fruits and vegetables ....................................
Other processed fruits and vegetables including
dried ..................................................................
Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials .........
Juices and nonalcoholic drinks ...................................
Carbonated drinks ....................................................
Frozen noncarbonated juices and drinks ..................
Nonfrozen noncarbonated juices and drinks ............
2.8
2.8
3.0
2.5
.9
1.1
1.2
.3
3.6
4.6
3.3
1.7
4.2
4.6
4.1
5.2
5.2
6.0
5.9
4.4
4.3
5.8
7.2
3.6
6.0
5.9
3.8
1.8
1.6
2.5
1.9
4.3
-1.6
17.1
-.2
-.4
-2.5
2.1
1.8
5.2
6.1
.5
.5
-.4
-4.9
3.8
12.3
-6.3
32.2
22.6
10.8
1.8
2.1
1.8
2.8
2.8
2.7
2.5
1.9
4.8
1.5
1.7
2.6
5.1
3.8
1.6
.5
3.5
4.1
4.7
6.1
6.8
8.5
4.4
5.2
3.9
5.7
4.3
3.0
1.7
2.8
4.4
5.0
2.1
.1
-.7
1.4
-8.4
5.6
4.3
7.2
8.9
2.6
-.2
-1.5
.9
6.8
2.5
7.7
-5.6
-4.0
14.5
-17.4
-7.4
-4.8
4.4
4.1
6.1
1.4
1.4
.8
1.0
.6
4.0
.0
.1
1.4
1.0
1.9
2.1
.8
.3
-.1
.2
.7
1.1
.3
.6
-.4
-2.4
-.4
-1.5
-2.9
-5.4
3.5
-.6
.0
-3.3
-1.3
-3.1
1.4
9.8
-2.0
-3.7
-2.4
-.9
1.6
4.7
5.4
4.6
6.7
.6
9.3
3.6
6.2
8.5
-6.0
8.6
7.5
2.8
3.3
.1
3.7
3.7
4.7
2.9
2.2
3.9
.6
3.9
3.3
2.1
4.0
2.7
4.8
11.5
10.7
13.8
23.5
19.4
23.6
27.6
22.4
5.1
4.2
4.6
5.5
6.2
5.1
4.9
5.1
3.8
2.8
4.7
.0
30.1
3.3
7.1
1.9
-.4
1.5
3.1
4.3
1.3
3.1
-1.9
1.8
1.6
7.2
-4.0
37.2
-1.3
8.3
-1.1
-3.0
2.5
2.6
2.6
2.3
1.7
.9
-3.8
1.2
2.5
2.1
4.4
2.3
1.9
.0
1.2
2.3
1.6
-.8
3.1
-1.1
-3.6
-5.6
4.8
5.9
4.3
2.4
6.5
2.8
5.5
6.2
2.3
1.9
2.1
1.6
-20.0
4.2
5.6
5.4
-.1
2.8
8.2
10.0
7.1
.8
-2.5
11.4
11.7
12.7
7.5
-8.1
49.1
4.6
1.9
2.7
-.5
2.2
2.3
1.7
1.0
-.3
3.8
-2.3
1.4
1.7
2.6
2.5
2.3
-.3
1.3
1.4
1.2
2.4
3.3
1.4
1.8
3.1
-.2
-3.8
2.4
.3
1.7
.8
-.2
-.6
1.4
3.9
5.9
1.0
1.7
1.7
3.5
.3
-.1
1.6
.4
-.7
1.2
4.3
7.1
7.0
-4.4
-2.5
9.7
-6.5
-19.0
4.6
5.0
5.7
4.2
2.1
2.0
1.3
3.3
2.3
3.0
.5
5.1
3.7
5.4
6.2
1.1
3.7
1.3
.7
.7
.5
.7
.0
-.4
4.6
.2
1.6
.5
-1.2
-.4
2.1
-1.2
-1.4
-.1
3.4
4.0
2.4
14.6
-1.5
-2.9
-2.2
2.1
.0
2.0
1.8
4.8
10.1
2.9
6.3
2.7
-1.0
5.7
7.8
-7.6
-2.4
2.6
2.6
2.4
4.9
5.0
5.7
5.3
4.3
7.5
3.1
4.9
5.9
10.4
4.3
5.9
2.3
5.6
4.2
3.3
5.2
5.5
4.5
5.4
4.5
1.5
3.3
1.5
.9
-.5
1.5
6.8
7.8
2.0
5.1
5.7
4.2
33.2
13.8
19.5
13.5
3.1
11.7
5.8
6.3
5.4
6.0
5.0
.1
7.8
7.2
3.4
4.8
19.6
3.8
4.2
4.2
2.9
2.6
2.6
3.2
7.9
8.2
21.3
1.7
15.3
7.8
9.5
8.0
3.9
9.4
1.0
1.6
.9
1.4
1.5
.2
.9
4.7
1.5
-.1
1.5
2.6
3.1
-1.2
2.6
1.3
8.6
3.5
4.0
3.0
-7.5
.9
-1.9
3.6
.7
3.3
1.7
.3
3.2
11.5
17.0
8.7
-6.3
-2.7
6.7
-9.0
-14.9
1.9
6.6
7.7
4.3
1.2
1.7
2.0
2.4
1.8
1.8
1.3
1.4
1.8
1.7
2.5
1.7
6.1
1.0
1.0
1.4
-.3
.9
-.7
-.4
-.3
.0
1.1
-1.0
3.3
1.0
.8
2.4
-2.1
-.7
4.4
3.5
3.2
4.5
-.3
1.8
3.1
2.0
1.9
.7
13.5
2.9
5.8
3.4
3.5
3.2
13.0
3.2
7.7
2.9
3.1
3.5
2.4
2.7
See footnotes at end of table.
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Table 29. Historical Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W): U.S. city average,
by commodity and service group and detailed expenditure categories-Continued
Percent change from previous December
Item and group
December
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
May
2008
Expenditure category
Beverage materials including coffee and tea ..............
Coffee .......................................................................
Other beverage materials including tea ....................
Other food at home .......................................................
Sugar and sweets .......................................................
Sugar and artificial sweeteners .................................
Candy and chewing gum ..........................................
Other sweets .............................................................
Fats and oils ...............................................................
Butter and margarine ................................................
Salad dressing ..........................................................
Other fats and oils including peanut butter ...............
Other foods .................................................................
Soups ........................................................................
Frozen and freeze dried prepared foods ..................
Snacks ......................................................................
Spices, seasonings, condiments, sauces .................
Baby food ..................................................................
Other miscellaneous foods .......................................
Food away from home ....................................................
Full service meals and snacks ......................................
Limited service meals and snacks ................................
Food at employee sites and schools ............................
Food from vending machines and mobile vendors .......
Other food away from home .........................................
Alcoholic beverages ..........................................................
Alcoholic beverages at home ........................................
Beer, ale, and other malt beverages at home .............
Distilled spirits at home ...............................................
Wine at home ..............................................................
Alcoholic beverages away from home ..........................
0.7
-2.9
4.3
2.0
.7
-.6
1.1
.8
3.6
8.3
1.8
1.3
2.1
2.6
2.1
2.8
-1.0
4.4
3.2
2.4
2.8
2.8
-.4
1.5
4.2
2.8
2.7
3.2
2.6
.7
3.0
-0.1
-3.4
3.0
3.0
1.7
2.4
1.1
2.7
4.4
11.6
1.8
.4
3.1
2.9
3.0
4.1
5.4
3.0
.4
3.0
3.1
3.2
1.9
1.6
3.9
2.7
1.6
1.6
3.8
.1
4.7
0.9
-.2
1.6
.1
1.9
2.6
1.5
2.6
-2.3
-9.1
-.3
2.0
.1
1.1
-1.2
-3.9
3.3
1.0
1.6
2.3
2.2
2.2
4.8
1.4
3.7
2.3
2.1
2.6
1.4
.7
3.0
-0.3
.6
-.9
1.2
1.0
2.0
.0
3.0
3.1
4.1
2.0
3.0
.8
1.2
.1
4.7
-2.3
3.1
-.4
2.3
2.3
2.3
2.5
2.4
2.5
2.3
2.0
3.0
1.2
-.6
3.0
1.3
1.4
1.3
.4
.1
-.3
.0
.7
6.1
13.8
.6
4.6
-.8
-.1
-.6
-2.4
-2.8
2.5
.9
3.0
2.8
3.1
3.0
2.2
3.2
2.8
2.4
3.2
.9
.2
3.6
4.2
12.1
.3
2.4
3.9
8.3
3.3
1.3
-1.0
-2.9
-4.0
2.0
2.9
1.4
.7
5.9
4.0
3.4
1.4
3.2
2.8
3.4
2.6
2.7
5.2
1.1
.1
-.3
.7
1.5
2.9
2.2
2.0
2.3
.6
2.6
5.8
1.3
4.0
1.0
-1.4
3.5
1.1
.0
.0
-1.6
-1.1
-.1
1.0
2.1
3.2
3.4
3.0
3.6
1.9
3.8
2.4
1.7
1.6
.7
3.0
4.1
3.3
5.1
2.5
3.2
3.4
-.5
4.5
3.6
5.6
6.3
3.3
6.7
2.7
.1
3.5
4.4
3.6
4.2
.3
3.9
3.9
4.1
3.0
3.3
4.1
3.9
3.6
4.2
1.0
3.5
4.7
2.4
9.0
-.8
5.0
4.0
4.1
3.5
5.5
9.9
11.0
-1.8
16.5
4.5
9.7
2.4
5.6
7.0
3.1
3.1
1.8
1.7
1.9
.8
2.4
2.8
2.2
2.1
1.8
3.2
2.6
2.3
Housing ...............................................................................
Shelter ..............................................................................
Rent of primary residence 1 ............................................
Lodging away from home ...............................................
Housing at school, excluding board 1 ...........................
Other lodging away from home including hotels and
motels ...................................................................
Owners’ equivalent rent of primary residence 1 ..............
Tenants’ and household insurance .................................
Fuels and utilities ..............................................................
Household energy ...........................................................
Fuel oil and other fuels .................................................
Fuel oil ........................................................................
Propane, kerosene, and firewood ...............................
Gas (piped) and electricity 1 .........................................
Electricity 1 ..................................................................
Utility (piped) gas service 1 .........................................
Water and sewer and trash collection services ............
Water and sewerage maintenance 1 ..........................
Garbage and trash collection ......................................
Household furnishings and operations .............................
Window and floor coverings and other linens .................
Floor coverings .............................................................
Window coverings .........................................................
Other linens ..................................................................
Furniture and bedding .....................................................
Bedroom furniture .........................................................
Living room, kitchen, and dining room furniture ............
Other furniture ...............................................................
Appliances ......................................................................
Major appliances ...........................................................
Other appliances ...........................................................
4.3
3.4
3.9
2.8
4.4
2.9
4.3
4.7
.1
5.4
2.3
3.1
3.2
.7
6.0
2.3
2.1
2.5
3.5
6.0
3.0
2.5
2.9
4.6
6.0
4.2
2.7
3.1
3.2
5.9
3.2
4.2
4.3
3.8
5.2
3.1
3.1
4.0
4.8
5.6
2.2
1.2
1.1
8.9
.2
2.6
3.2
2.4
11.9
13.9
35.9
40.4
27.4
12.5
2.6
37.3
3.1
3.4
2.0
1.1
1.6
6.5
2.8
-1.4
.3
-2.5
2.2
-.7
-2.7
-2.0
-3.4
-.5
4.5
1.3
-2.1
-3.2
-21.8
-27.0
-10.9
-1.7
5.6
-15.5
2.8
3.0
2.3
-.2
-1.3
-.2
-2.9
-.8
-3.2
-1.3
-3.8
-5.2
-.5
1.7
-4.2
.0
3.3
5.6
1.4
1.0
10.9
14.3
6.0
.5
-1.9
7.1
3.2
3.5
2.3
-1.9
-5.0
1.7
-3.0
-7.8
-1.0
-2.1
-.5
-.4
-3.8
-2.8
-5.1
3.1
1.9
1.9
6.6
7.1
9.0
7.8
10.8
7.0
2.9
17.3
4.6
4.7
4.4
-2.1
-3.8
-.7
-1.3
-5.8
-1.7
-.1
-2.7
-1.8
-3.5
-3.3
-3.9
4.4
2.2
3.9
7.6
8.1
34.7
40.3
24.7
6.7
2.1
16.7
5.5
6.3
3.4
.7
-1.4
.4
-3.0
-1.4
.0
5.2
-1.9
-3.8
-3.4
-2.8
-4.2
3.0
2.5
-2.1
15.5
17.8
24.0
26.9
18.1
17.3
10.5
30.3
5.3
5.5
4.3
.5
-1.9
5.8
-1.5
-3.8
.5
4.2
-1.8
.2
3.3
6.0
-1.0
3.7
4.2
.9
.4
-.5
2.1
2.1
2.2
-.7
7.2
-14.6
4.8
4.7
5.2
.6
-4.3
3.1
1.4
-8.4
-.8
-1.5
-.3
-.4
1.1
3.5
-1.9
4.8
2.7
.0
5.2
5.2
28.6
33.2
19.9
3.4
5.0
-.4
5.4
5.6
4.9
-.6
-3.4
.4
-1.3
-5.3
-2.0
-.7
-2.5
-3.2
1.7
2.7
.4
9.7
.8
1.0
8.2
9.5
20.2
29.1
6.4
8.7
5.2
18.2
2.1
2.0
2.1
1.2
-.7
-1.6
-.1
-.7
-.2
-.1
-1.2
2.7
.3
1.1
-1.4
See footnotes at end of table.
98
CPI Detailed Report-May 2008
Table 29. Historical Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W): U.S. city average,
by commodity and service group and detailed expenditure categories-Continued
Percent change from previous December
Item and group
December
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
May
2008
2007
Expenditure category
Other household equipment and furnishings ..................
Clocks, lamps, and decorator items ..............................
Indoor plants and flowers ..............................................
Dishes and flatware ......................................................
Nonelectric cookware and tableware ............................
Tools, hardware, outdoor equipment and supplies .........
Tools, hardware and supplies .......................................
Outdoor equipment and supplies ..................................
Housekeeping supplies ...................................................
Household cleaning products .......................................
Household paper products ............................................
Miscellaneous household products ...............................
Household operations .....................................................
Domestic services .........................................................
Gardening and lawncare services ................................
Moving, storage, freight expense ..................................
Repair of household items ............................................
-0.9
-4.7
5.4
-2.2
-1.2
-2.4
-.1
-4.0
4.6
4.5
8.2
1.6
6.6
4.1
9.7
4.7
7.4
-0.6
-2.0
2.7
-2.7
-1.6
-1.0
-2.2
-.5
2.4
2.7
1.4
3.0
4.2
2.6
4.9
2.7
7.1
-4.2
-5.8
.1
-5.3
-3.9
-1.9
-2.2
-1.9
-1.4
-1.5
-.4
-2.1
2.4
3.9
-.3
2.7
4.4
-5.3
-10.7
1.4
-.5
-.2
-2.8
-2.4
-3.0
-.9
-1.5
-1.7
.5
2.5
2.7
1.7
2.5
3.7
1.2
1.2
1.0
1.1
1.0
2.2
4.8
.6
1.1
-.7
7.1
-1.3
4.4
2.1
4.6
3.2
7.5
-4.9
-8.2
2.0
-6.4
-.3
.3
2.6
-1.6
2.4
3.4
.5
2.6
5.2
5.2
-
-
-
4.3
7.4
-.5
4.2
.9
4.0
2.0
1.2
4.5
2.6
1.7
.4
1.3
-.4
2.8
2.4
4.3
2.1
3.6
2.0
5.4
2.1
3.8
Apparel ...............................................................................
Men’s and boys’ apparel ...................................................
Men’s apparel .................................................................
Men’s suits, sport coats, and outerwear .......................
Men’s furnishings ..........................................................
Men’s shirts and sweaters ............................................
Men’s pants and shorts .................................................
Boys’ apparel ..................................................................
Women’s and girls’ apparel ..............................................
Women’s apparel ............................................................
Women’s outerwear ......................................................
Women’s dresses .........................................................
Women’s suits and separates .......................................
Women’s underwear, nightwear, sportswear and
accessories ...........................................................
Girls’ apparel ...................................................................
Footwear ...........................................................................
Men’s footwear ...............................................................
Boys’ and girls’ footwear .................................................
Women’s footwear ..........................................................
Infants’ and toddlers’ apparel ............................................
Jewelry and watches ........................................................
Watches ..........................................................................
Jewelry ............................................................................
-1.9
-2.7
-2.1
-4.0
-2.3
.7
-4.2
-4.5
-1.9
-1.9
2.7
-8.6
-1.7
-2.8
-4.1
-4.3
-1.3
-2.3
-7.4
-5.0
-3.7
-3.4
-3.2
-5.9
6.2
-5.2
-1.7
-3.2
-1.4
-.9
.8
-.8
-4.1
-8.4
-1.1
-1.7
.2
1.2
-1.4
-1.8
-.8
-1.6
.8
2.1
-2.5
-5.9
1.9
-1.6
-1.0
-.1
1.3
-2.4
-.1
-1.8
-.9
-2.1
-2.4
-3.1
3.7
-4.8
-.3
-1.2
-2.6
-2.5
-.6
-1.2
-1.9
-1.6
-.3
-1.3
-.7
-3.6
-2.8
-1.7
-.2
-4.7
4.3
-.6
1.2
-.4
.3
-2.8
-.3
3.5
-.1
-2.6
1.9
2.8
-1.0
12.4
2.6
-.4
-.5
-2.1
1.3
-4.5
-6.6
1.9
4.4
-.9
-1.2
-3.8
.0
-1.2
1.9
3.7
4.6
1.4
11.5
.7
4.9
.5
-.7
.3
-12.0
-7.4
.7
.0
-1.7
-.2
.5
-1.6
.2
-3.6
-1.1
1.4
-1.6
-3.2
-4.5
-2.4
-3.4
-1.9
-1.8
.2
.7
-2.0
1.3
-4.3
1.2
-.2
-.6
-.7
.5
-2.4
-4.7
-6.9
-4.3
.0
-3.8
-2.5
-4.1
-2.1
-1.3
-4.6
-1.8
.4
-2.2
-1.4
2.8
1.4
-1.9
4.3
2.4
.0
3.2
1.2
3.4
.0
-7.1
1.3
2.2
1.3
.3
-3.1
-3.2
.3
-3.7
-1.4
-1.4
1.4
2.5
-.2
1.7
-.7
4.7
2.1
5.5
-.7
-.2
-.5
-1.6
1.7
-.9
-.3
4.1
-2.6
5.7
6.2
-4.9
2.7
2.8
.9
3.6
.7
9.7
1.9
11.1
Transportation .....................................................................
Private transportation ........................................................
New and used motor vehicles .........................................
New vehicles .................................................................
Used cars and trucks ....................................................
Leased cars and trucks .................................................
Car and truck rental ......................................................
Motor fuel ........................................................................
Gasoline (all types) .......................................................
Gasoline, unleaded regular 2 ......................................
Gasoline, unleaded midgrade 2 ..................................
Gasoline, unleaded premium 2 ...................................
Other motor fuels ..........................................................
Motor vehicle parts and equipment .................................
Tires ..............................................................................
Vehicle accessories other than tires .............................
Motor vehicle maintenance and repair ............................
Motor vehicle body work ...............................................
Motor vehicle maintenance and servicing .....................
Motor vehicle repair ......................................................
Motor vehicle insurance ..................................................
Motor vehicle fees ...........................................................
State and local registration and license 1 .....................
4.3
4.3
1.3
-.1
3.4
-4.2
-4.4
-.8
.1
-2.2
3.8
4.1
-3.4
-2.1
-5.6
-1.9
.6
24.6
24.8
25.8
25.3
23.5
1.7
1.3
.1
2.4
3.8
1.9
3.8
4.0
9.1
3.2
3.4
-.3
-.5
-5.8
-1.8
-11.8
-2.8
2.6
6.8
6.9
7.3
6.1
6.2
1.7
.9
-.5
2.3
2.5
1.6
1.6
2.9
4.6
7.3
8.8
7.1
7.5
1.6
.4
4.9
-4.8
-4.7
26.2
26.1
26.7
25.8
24.3
32.5
1.9
2.4
1.4
2.8
2.9
3.2
2.5
3.4
8.7
9.9
5.0
4.9
.5
-.4
1.4
1.7
9.9
16.3
16.2
16.9
15.6
14.8
22.2
3.9
2.9
5.1
3.8
4.7
3.2
4.1
.9
2.5
1.7
1.6
1.7
-1.2
-.8
-2.1
-.4
1.6
6.3
6.3
6.4
5.8
6.1
7.3
4.9
3.5
6.5
3.8
3.4
3.1
4.4
.8
2.3
2.4
8.9
9.0
.0
-.3
.6
.7
-.9
29.6
29.7
29.9
29.7
28.7
24.2
3.8
2.8
5.1
3.3
3.2
3.0
3.5
.5
2.0
1.2
8.8
8.9
-.9
-1.3
-.5
-1.0
.9
24.9
24.6
25.0
24.4
23.1
29.8
2.4
2.0
2.8
2.4
.4
3.3
2.0
.5
2.2
1.6
-
-
-.5
13.7
13.6
14.3
12.9
12.6
25.1
2.1
1.0
3.0
3.6
3.8
3.1
3.7
1.9
4.1
3.9
-3.8
-24.6
-24.6
-25.6
-24.6
-23.2
-16.9
2.5
3.0
2.2
3.5
3.4
3.9
3.4
7.4
1.8
1.0
-4.7
-7.2
-.4
-6.9
.5
1.6
2.0
1.0
3.9
2.7
6.5
3.8
3.8
3.5
-3.6
-8.8
3.9
-1.8
3.3
-1.2
-1.7
-.7
1.5
.1
3.8
1.8
2.4
1.8
See footnotes at end of table.
99
CPI Detailed Report-May 2008
Table 29. Historical Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W): U.S. city average,
by commodity and service group and detailed expenditure categories-Continued
Percent change from previous December
Item and group
December
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
May
2008
Expenditure category
Parking and other fees ..................................................
Public transportation .........................................................
Airline fare .......................................................................
Other intercity transportation ..........................................
Intracity transportation ....................................................
4.5
3.9
5.9
-1.9
2.3
4.1
-1.8
-4.0
-3.0
2.6
2.4
-.4
-2.2
2.1
1.4
2.8
2.2
-.4
-6.2
9.9
5.4
.3
-1.8
-1.2
3.8
4.5
6.1
6.7
4.8
5.6
1.7
.4
-1.0
2.2
1.9
3.9
6.4
10.5
1.3
1.9
3.6
7.8
11.7
-2.6
2.8
Medical care .......................................................................
Medical care commodities ................................................
Prescription drugs ...........................................................
Nonprescription drugs and medical supplies ..................
Internal and respiratory over-the-counter drugs ...........
Nonprescription medical equipment and supplies ........
Medical care services .......................................................
Professional services ......................................................
Physicians’ services 1 ...................................................
Dental services 1 ..........................................................
Eyeglasses and eye care ..............................................
Services by other medical professionals 1 ....................
Hospital and related services 1 .......................................
Hospital services 1 ........................................................
Inpatient hospital services 1 2 .....................................
Outpatient hospital services 1 2 ..................................
Nursing homes and adult day services 1 ......................
Care of invalids and elderly at home 3 ..........................
Health insurance 4 ..........................................................
4.2
2.7
3.6
1.2
1.4
.3
4.5
3.8
3.9
4.4
2.4
2.7
6.2
6.2
5.6
7.2
5.9
4.7
4.3
6.0
1.0
1.5
-.3
4.8
3.6
3.6
3.9
2.7
3.4
7.1
7.2
6.9
6.7
5.3
5.2
3.0
4.4
.1
.2
-.4
5.8
3.3
3.4
4.5
-.2
3.3
10.3
10.4
9.7
13.2
4.9
3.7
2.1
2.4
1.5
1.7
.5
4.1
2.8
2.2
4.5
1.8
2.4
6.4
6.4
5.2
6.8
5.5
4.3
1.9
3.5
-1.6
-2.5
1.1
5.1
4.0
4.0
5.0
3.0
2.5
5.2
5.2
5.6
4.4
3.7
4.4
3.6
4.4
1.7
2.0
.8
4.6
3.7
3.1
5.5
2.9
2.6
5.2
5.2
5.3
5.1
4.4
-
-
-
-
-
-
3.6
1.9
1.9
1.8
1.9
1.6
4.1
2.5
1.6
4.9
2.1
2.9
6.0
6.1
6.5
4.9
4.5
3.0
6.8
5.2
2.4
3.1
1.0
1.0
.9
6.0
4.3
4.1
6.2
1.1
3.3
8.0
8.0
7.4
9.6
5.6
3.5
9.3
1.6
.3
.5
-.2
.5
-1.9
2.0
1.9
1.4
2.7
2.3
2.2
3.2
3.3
3.4
2.9
2.1
.0
-.7
Recreation ..........................................................................
Video and audio ................................................................
Televisions ......................................................................
Cable and satellite television and radio service ..............
Other video equipment ...................................................
Video cassettes, discs, and other media including rental
Audio equipment .............................................................
Audio discs, tapes and other media ................................
Pets, pet products and services ........................................
Pets and pet products .....................................................
Pet services including veterinary ....................................
Sporting goods ..................................................................
Sports vehicles including bicycles ..................................
Sports equipment ............................................................
Photography .....................................................................
Photographic equipment and supplies ............................
Photographers and film processing ................................
Other recreational goods ..................................................
Toys ................................................................................
Sewing machines, fabric and supplies ............................
Music instruments and accessories ................................
Recreation services ..........................................................
Club dues and fees for participant sports and group
exercises .................................................................
Admissions .....................................................................
Fees for lessons or instructions ......................................
Recreational reading materials .........................................
Newspapers and magazines ..........................................
Recreational books .........................................................
1.4
.5
-10.7
5.3
-17.8
-5.8
.4
2.5
2.6
-.6
9.6
1.1
3.3
-1.3
.5
-3.0
2.5
-2.6
-3.4
.1
.8
4.1
1.2
.2
-10.7
3.9
-16.9
-2.0
-5.0
3.8
4.1
3.2
6.0
-1.8
-1.0
-2.7
-.5
-2.4
.5
-3.9
-5.0
.9
-.2
3.8
.9
1.9
-10.8
7.2
-13.7
-6.4
-5.0
1.1
1.8
.7
4.7
-1.6
-1.1
-2.2
-1.4
-6.0
2.0
-7.6
-9.0
-2.8
-1.8
3.8
.8
.1
-14.0
3.7
-12.2
-.5
-5.5
-4.0
2.3
1.1
4.8
-1.1
-2.0
.0
-2.0
-5.4
.3
-3.5
-4.2
.3
-1.4
3.4
.6
.7
-12.5
4.1
-14.5
-1.3
-5.5
3.7
4.2
3.2
6.2
-1.2
1.5
-4.2
-3.7
-7.8
.2
-4.6
-6.1
.0
1.2
2.1
.9
.0
-13.6
3.3
-10.8
-.6
-10.1
.1
2.8
1.5
5.0
1.2
3.5
-1.8
-2.9
-4.8
-1.5
-4.0
-4.5
-2.2
-2.9
3.1
.9
-.8
-22.7
2.6
-14.1
1.2
-5.1
-2.6
3.6
3.3
4.1
1.2
3.1
-.7
-4.5
-10.6
1.8
-3.4
-4.7
1.1
1.7
4.2
.6
.1
-17.3
2.5
-12.9
.7
-5.2
-.2
5.4
5.1
6.1
-2.7
-3.0
-2.3
-3.1
-6.6
-.1
-4.9
-5.4
-6.0
.3
2.1
1.1
.4
-6.3
2.1
-5.4
-.7
-3.9
-3.6
3.8
4.1
3.3
1.3
.3
2.5
-1.2
-3.6
.8
-.9
-1.4
.3
1.4
1.4
3.7
4.9
1.6
1.4
1.5
1.0
2.1
4.1
7.3
1.7
1.9
1.4
.8
5.4
1.4
1.9
2.1
1.4
2.6
3.4
6.6
.9
1.7
-.4
-.3
3.3
2.7
2.3
3.4
.1
2.7
3.3
2.6
.6
1.8
-1.5
2.5
5.2
3.2
.9
1.2
.4
1.0
2.2
3.9
1.2
1.2
1.1
2.2
.9
2.1
.7
.8
.6
Education and communication ............................................
Education ..........................................................................
Educational books and supplies .....................................
Tuition, other school fees, and childcare ........................
College tuition and fees ................................................
Elementary and high school tuition and fees ................
1.2
5.8
12.6
5.2
4.6
5.6
3.1
5.5
2.8
5.7
6.2
7.5
1.8
6.2
9.1
6.0
7.0
6.8
.8
6.7
5.9
6.7
9.7
6.3
.7
6.2
4.0
6.4
8.8
7.2
1.9
5.9
5.0
5.9
6.7
5.7
2.0
6.4
7.1
6.3
7.3
5.8
2.6
5.3
8.8
5.0
5.9
5.4
.8
.9
1.8
.8
.5
.3
See footnotes at end of table.
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Table 29. Historical Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W): U.S. city average,
by commodity and service group and detailed expenditure categories-Continued
Percent change from previous December
Item and group
December
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
May
2008
Expenditure category
Child care and nursery school ......................................
Technical and business school tuition and fees ...........
Communication .................................................................
Postage and delivery services ........................................
Postage .........................................................................
Delivery services ...........................................................
Information and information processing ..........................
Telephone services .......................................................
Land-line telephone services, local charges 1 ............
Land-line telephone services, long distance charges
Wireless telephone services .......................................
Information technology, hardware and services .............
Personal computers and peripheral equipment 3 .........
Computer software and accessories ............................
Internet services and electronic information providers
Telephone hardware, calculators, and other consumer
information items ..................................................
Other goods and services ...................................................
Tobacco and smoking products ........................................
Cigarettes .......................................................................
Tobacco products other than cigarettes .........................
Personal care ....................................................................
Personal care products ...................................................
Hair, dental, shaving, and miscellaneous personal
care products ........................................................
Cosmetics, perfume, bath, nail preparations and
implements ...........................................................
Personal care services ...................................................
Haircuts and other personal care services ...................
Miscellaneous personal services ....................................
Legal services ...............................................................
Funeral expenses .........................................................
Laundry and dry cleaning services ...............................
Apparel services other than laundry and dry cleaning ..
Financial services .........................................................
Miscellaneous personal goods .......................................
5.5
4.5
-3.0
.1
.0
5.5
-3.1
-2.3
5.6
-9.3
-12.5
-16.0
-23.3
-7.3
-.5
4.9
5.8
.5
4.7
4.7
6.8
.3
1.3
4.6
-1.9
-4.9
-16.3
-30.6
-3.3
5.1
4.8
5.4
-1.5
10.5
10.6
5.1
-2.0
.2
5.4
-5.9
.4
-13.6
-22.5
-11.9
-.8
3.7
9.6
-3.8
.1
.0
4.4
-4.0
-2.7
2.5
-10.2
-1.3
-11.2
-18.0
-9.4
-1.8
3.4
8.3
-3.0
.4
.0
13.7
-3.2
-2.5
1.1
-7.7
-1.3
-6.3
-13.7
-5.2
-.8
5.1
6.8
-.9
.4
.0
9.4
-1.1
.3
3.2
-1.6
-1.5
-8.1
-15.4
-4.3
-2.6
5.3
4.9
-1.2
5.0
5.3
.9
-1.3
1.7
2.2
3.3
-.2
-14.7
-12.1
-8.0
-18.5
3.7
5.4
.7
4.4
3.9
11.3
.5
2.1
4.1
3.4
-.9
-7.6
-13.0
-6.3
-4.6
1.2
1.6
.8
2.6
2.1
9.9
.7
1.1
1.7
1.6
.4
-.9
-3.0
.2
-.1
-11.5
-7.6
-8.3
-12.1
-6.9
-7.8
-5.4
-5.0
2.2
4.5
7.4
7.4
5.1
2.8
1.8
5.1
9.1
9.3
2.9
2.7
.1
4.0
9.6
9.9
4.0
1.4
-1.2
1.0
-.6
-.9
6.2
1.8
-.1
2.5
3.0
2.8
6.1
2.3
-.1
3.4
6.0
6.1
4.6
2.1
1.0
2.8
2.6
2.6
2.0
2.9
2.1
3.9
7.5
7.8
3.5
2.3
-.1
2.2
2.6
2.6
3.4
2.0
.4
3.5
-.3
-1.0
-.8
-.8
.4
2.1
.0
.4
.1
4.0
4.0
3.5
4.4
2.7
2.3
4.3
4.0
-2.3
.5
3.0
3.0
5.0
6.4
4.6
4.2
4.1
4.7
-2.0
-1.4
1.9
1.8
3.2
4.5
3.9
2.2
2.1
3.4
-1.0
.5
2.2
2.2
3.6
5.1
4.3
2.8
3.4
2.5
-4.4
.7
3.5
3.5
4.1
6.3
3.9
3.0
2.6
3.8
-3.2
2.0
2.5
2.5
2.9
3.3
5.0
1.9
4.7
1.4
.5
2.1
2.8
2.9
3.8
4.0
4.5
3.2
5.1
4.0
.8
-.3
3.4
3.4
3.8
3.7
5.1
3.0
3.4
4.4
.5
.3
1.8
1.8
3.1
3.2
3.4
3.1
4.0
2.4
2.6
2.7
2.7
4.6
7.5
.2
3.9
3.5
2.8
2.7
3.5
3.4
3.3
2.8
4.5
7.2
3.7
-2.2
4.4
-1.5
-4.1
-6.2
-7.5
-1.3
3.7
4.3
3.8
3.7
.9
.1
1.1
-3.9
-5.7
-6.7
-1.5
-3.0
3.0
1.3
1.2
5.7
9.2
-3.6
3.3
3.1
4.5
3.3
2.6
2.1
2.3
1.3
5.5
8.6
3.4
-2.2
3.5
.3
-1.9
1.2
2.5
-5.3
2.8
2.2
3.0
2.4
1.2
1.5
1.5
-1.7
1.2
2.4
2.5
-1.5
3.6
3.9
4.8
8.0
11.4
1.0
2.9
2.5
2.2
2.2
3.5
3.7
3.4
4.6
7.6
10.6
5.1
-.5
3.4
2.9
3.3
6.2
8.9
-.2
3.9
2.7
2.5
2.7
3.7
3.8
3.4
3.3
5.8
8.2
4.1
-1.9
5.3
1.4
1.1
3.1
3.8
-1.4
3.2
4.2
1.4
2.8
2.5
1.7
2.4
1.2
3.1
3.7
2.6
1.2
2.1
5.8
6.3
11.7
15.8
-.8
3.2
3.2
2.0
2.9
4.2
4.9
4.3
6.2
11.2
14.9
8.2
-.4
3.3
5.1
6.6
11.3
14.1
-.5
2.0
1.2
2.0
1.4
3.5
4.4
3.5
6.4
10.8
13.2
7.1
1.7
2.9
Special aggregate indexes
Commodities .........................................................................
Commodities less food and beverages ...............................
Nondurables less food and beverages .............................
Nondurables less food, beverages, and apparel ............
Durables ...........................................................................
Services ................................................................................
Rent of shelter ......................................................................
Transportation services ........................................................
Other services .......................................................................
All items less food .................................................................
All items less shelter .............................................................
All items less medical care ...................................................
Commodities less food .........................................................
Nondurables less food ..........................................................
Nondurables less food and apparel ......................................
Nondurables .........................................................................
Apparel less footwear ...........................................................
Services less rent of shelter ..................................................
See footnotes at end of table.
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Table 29. Historical Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W): U.S. city average,
by commodity and service group and detailed expenditure categories-Continued
Percent change from previous December
Item and group
December
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
May
2008
Special aggregate indexes
Services less medical care services .....................................
Energy ..................................................................................
All items less energy .............................................................
All items less food and energy ............................................
Commodities less food and energy commodities .............
Energy commodities .......................................................
Services less energy services ..........................................
Domestically produced farm food .........................................
Utilities and public transportation ..........................................
3.9
13.8
2.5
2.4
.8
15.0
3.3
3.2
5.8
3.6
-13.8
2.7
2.7
-.1
-24.4
4.1
3.0
.1
1 This index series was calculated using a Laspeyres estimator.
All other item stratum index series were calculated using a geometric
means estimator.
2 Special index based on a substantially smaller sample.
3.1
11.5
1.7
1.7
-1.7
23.8
3.5
.8
1.4
2.7
6.9
1.2
.7
-3.1
6.9
2.5
5.6
3.2
2.8
16.9
2.2
2.1
.9
26.7
2.7
2.6
3.2
3.9
17.0
2.0
2.0
.4
16.7
2.8
1.2
9.0
3.2
3.0
2.4
2.5
.0
6.0
3.6
1.1
.9
3.0
18.1
2.8
2.3
.3
29.6
3.3
6.0
3.3
2.0
18.7
1.4
1.2
.5
24.7
1.4
3.1
5.0
3 Indexes on a December 2007=100 base.
4 Indexes on a December 2005=100 base.
- Data not available.
NOTE: Index applies to a month as a whole, not to any specific date.
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Table P1. Average residential prices for utility (piped) gas, electricity, and fuel oil, U.S. city average and selected areas
Utility (piped) gas
per 40 therms
per 100 therms
Electricity
Fuel oil #2
per 500 KWH
per gallon (3.785 liters)
Area, region and population size class
Apr.
2008
May
2008
Apr.
2008
May
2008
$63.244
$66.368
$142.727
Northeast urban ..............................................................
Size A - More than 1,500,000 .....................................
Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 ..................................
72.986
72.915
73.196
74.707
74.679
74.791
Midwest urban ................................................................
Size A - More than 1,500,000 .....................................
Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 ..................................
Size D - Nonmetropolitan
(less than 50,000) ......................................
59.571
61.196
59.486
South urban ....................................................................
Size A - More than 1,500,000 .....................................
Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 ..................................
Size D - Nonmetropolitan
(less than 50,000) ......................................
West urban .....................................................................
Size A - More than 1,500,000 .....................................
Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 ..................................
Apr.
2008
May
2008
Apr.
2008
May
2008
$150.492
$62.149
$62.952
$3.875
$4.185
162.800
164.217
158.420
166.569
167.878
162.525
83.399
87.934
75.118
84.084
88.860
75.362
3.879
3.896
3.835
4.189
4.182
4.205
63.153
64.395
62.942
132.251
133.851
134.849
142.171
143.858
143.176
55.138
55.381
54.796
55.388
55.040
56.014
3.835
3.796
3.961
4.246
4.179
4.424
52.233
57.969
116.930
131.030
55.214
54.771
NA
NA
65.964
67.668
66.414
69.106
72.427
68.648
146.399
148.952
147.619
154.114
159.941
153.489
60.620
66.561
56.926
61.550
67.013
58.327
3.876
3.972
3.768
4.137
4.202
4.145
56.254
58.178
127.345
132.711
61.920
61.935
3.792
3.912
57.574
59.498
53.828
61.302
65.288
53.556
138.467
145.864
123.727
146.226
157.680
124.056
54.715
59.560
53.239
55.947
61.002
54.630
3.835
3.681
4.084
3.957
NA
NA
64.869
62.788
53.395
68.395
65.060
57.228
146.719
140.818
120.963
155.310
146.672
130.793
67.461
58.420
54.352
68.066
59.627
54.257
3.894
3.835
3.837
4.179
4.211
4.118
Chicago-Gary-Kenosha, IL-IN-WI ...................................
Los Angeles-Riverside-Orange County, CA ...................
New York-Northern N.J.-Long Island, NY-NJ-CT-PA .....
64.912
59.449
73.665
74.663
69.639
76.923
136.805
149.695
164.967
160.976
169.967
173.458
61.396
70.647
94.269
60.900
70.109
95.224
-
-
Boston-Brockton-Nashua, MA-NH-ME-CT .....................
Cleveland-Akron, OH ......................................................
Dallas-Fort Worth, TX .....................................................
Washington-Baltimore, DC-MD-VA-WV .........................
74.939
60.089
55.880
68.154
74.824
62.267
58.542
75.286
167.319
141.433
123.362
151.838
163.056
146.863
130.875
166.391
88.713
60.812
76.947
66.673
90.667
60.812
83.063
66.807
-
-
Atlanta, GA .....................................................................
Detroit-Ann Arbor-Flint, MI ..............................................
Houston-Galveston-Brazoria, TX ....................................
Miami-Fort Lauderdale, FL .............................................
Philadelphia-Wilmington-Atlantic City, PA-NJ-DE-MD ...
San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, CA ...........................
Seattle-Tacoma-Bremerton, WA ....................................
84.020
56.527
57.519
81.856
68.037
62.446
54.749
91.863
56.553
57.519
82.559
68.058
64.614
54.749
183.804
127.711
126.186
183.795
156.902
163.971
123.812
203.439
127.792
126.186
185.614
156.950
169.459
123.812
54.781
50.699
71.055
60.476
80.750
62.799
35.443
54.781
46.953
68.267
60.558
81.101
64.205
40.584
-
-
U.S. city average ............................................................
Region and area size 1
Size classes
A .................................................................................
B/C ..............................................................................
D .................................................................................
Selected local areas
1 Regions defined as the four Census regions. See map in technical notes.
NA Data not adequate for publication.
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Table P2. Average residential unit prices and consumption ranges for utility (piped) gas and electricity for U.S. city
average and selected areas
Area, region and population size class
Average price per
therm of utility
(piped) gas
Range of therm
consumption for
May2008
Apr.
2008
May
2008
$1.427
$1.505
4
Northeast urban ..............................................................
Size A - More than 1,500,000 .....................................
Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 ..................................
1.587
1.592
1.570
1.623
1.628
1.607
Midwest urban ................................................................
Size A - More than 1,500,000 .....................................
Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 ..................................
Size D - Nonmetropolitan
(less than 50,000) ......................................
1.317
1.325
1.345
U.S. city average ............................................................
Average price
per KWH of
electricity
Range of KWH
consumption for
May2008
Apr.
2008
May
2008
987
$0.118
$0.120
11
9,890
4
4
25
987
987
422
.156
.166
.138
.157
.168
.139
129
129
233
8,494
8,494
4,762
1.418
1.426
1.432
17
17
18
712
581
712
.100
.106
.094
.100
.105
.096
11
11
70
9,890
9,890
3,932
1.191
1.331
25
323
.096
.095
230
3,529
Low
High
Low
High
Region and area size 1
South urban ....................................................................
Size A - More than 1,500,000 .....................................
Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 ..................................
Size D - Nonmetropolitan
(less than 50,000) ......................................
1.505
1.520
1.530
1.588
1.644
1.587
7
7
11
522
522
298
.108
.122
.101
.111
.125
.105
164
244
225
8,744
8,744
7,500
1.306
1.363
25
364
.108
.109
164
4,883
West urban .....................................................................
Size A - More than 1,500,000 .....................................
Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 ..................................
1.408
1.480
1.274
1.485
1.600
1.277
7
7
8
851
851
364
.126
.142
.117
.131
.148
.123
153
153
235
7,471
7,471
4,233
1.453
1.423
1.236
1.541
1.482
1.332
4
8
19
987
712
364
.133
.107
.098
.136
.110
.099
11
70
163
9,890
7,500
4,883
Chicago-Gary-Kenosha, IL-IN-WI ...................................
Los Angeles-Riverside-Orange County, CA ...................
New York-Northern N.J.-Long Island, NY-NJ-CT-PA .....
1.366
1.498
1.597
1.592
1.702
1.688
17
16
4
581
851
987
.133
.186
.180
.132
.185
.182
11
258
129
2,751
7,471
4,706
Boston-Brockton-Nashua, MA-NH-ME-CT .....................
Cleveland-Akron, OH ......................................................
Dallas-Fort Worth, TX .....................................................
Washington-Baltimore, DC-MD-VA-WV .........................
1.611
1.410
1.209
1.522
1.542
1.464
1.283
1.700
24
19
31
15
642
410
490
371
.164
.089
.130
.123
.168
.090
.140
.124
384
48
348
551
8,494
3,300
3,889
4,132
Atlanta, GA .....................................................................
Detroit-Ann Arbor-Flint, MI ..............................................
Houston-Galveston-Brazoria, TX ....................................
Miami-Fort Lauderdale, FL .............................................
Philadelphia-Wilmington-Atlantic City, PA-NJ-DE-MD ...
San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, CA ...........................
Seattle-Tacoma-Bremerton, WA ....................................
1.845
1.260
1.326
1.949
1.528
1.626
1.268
2.042
1.261
1.326
1.966
1.528
1.682
1.268
15
34
17
7
37
13
12
308
509
230
522
752
257
241
.093
.112
.135
.122
.151
.182
.073
.096
.105
.136
.122
.152
.194
.082
244
94
438
373
430
178
313
4,110
2,833
4,494
5,813
3,810
2,448
5,882
Size classes
A .................................................................................
B/C ..............................................................................
D .................................................................................
Selected local areas
1 Regions defined as the four Census regions. See map in technical notes.
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Gasoline
All types1
Gasoline
Unleaded
regular
Area, region and population size class
Gasoline
Unleaded
midgrade
Gasoline
Unleaded
premium
Automotive
Diesel fuel
Apr.
2008
May
2008
Apr.
2008
May
2008
Apr.
2008
May
2008
Apr.
2008
May
2008
Apr.
2008
May
2008
$3.491
$3.813
$3.441
$3.764
$3.549
$3.875
$3.690
$4.003
$4.131
$4.445
Northeast urban ..............................................................
Size A - More than 1,500,000 .....................................
Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 ..................................
3.441
3.430
3.464
3.848
3.857
3.830
3.386
3.367
3.421
3.792
3.795
3.788
3.521
3.513
3.538
3.929
3.939
3.907
3.650
3.641
3.674
4.059
4.066
4.037
4.296
4.305
4.277
4.639
4.668
4.570
Midwest urban ................................................................
Size A - More than 1,500,000 .....................................
Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 ..................................
Size D - Nonmetropolitan
(less than 50,000) ......................................
3.470
3.520
3.432
3.841
3.889
3.818
3.438
3.474
3.409
3.811
3.846
3.794
3.489
3.597
3.434
3.858
3.955
3.827
3.646
3.697
3.607
4.008
4.064
3.982
4.116
4.110
4.135
4.416
4.385
4.394
3.371
3.722
3.364
3.715
3.337
3.697
3.509
3.837
4.106
4.489
South urban ....................................................................
Size A - More than 1,500,000 .....................................
Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 ..................................
Size D - Nonmetropolitan
(less than 50,000) ......................................
3.422
3.446
3.406
3.744
3.782
3.728
3.364
3.376
3.348
3.687
3.710
3.674
3.501
3.530
3.494
3.831
3.868
3.812
3.618
3.649
3.606
3.942
3.989
3.917
4.024
4.095
4.005
4.317
4.430
4.341
3.422
3.732
3.377
3.685
3.481
3.816
3.599
3.922
4.005
4.250
West urban .....................................................................
Size A - More than 1,500,000 .....................................
Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 ..................................
3.638
3.727
3.519
3.868
3.920
3.796
3.584
3.671
3.477
3.819
3.870
3.751
3.711
3.798
3.569
3.928
3.984
3.853
3.832
3.916
3.695
4.044
4.092
3.981
4.235
4.260
4.123
4.590
4.628
4.522
3.552
3.440
3.422
3.869
3.773
3.737
3.495
3.395
3.385
3.815
3.729
3.696
3.624
3.499
3.455
3.940
3.835
3.787
3.750
3.633
3.597
4.058
3.956
3.910
4.201
4.078
4.085
4.546
4.405
4.341
Chicago-Gary-Kenosha, IL-IN-WI ...................................
Los Angeles-Riverside-Orange County, CA ...................
New York-Northern N.J.-Long Island, NY-NJ-CT-PA .....
3.616
3.826
3.482
3.967
3.959
3.926
3.569
3.767
3.411
3.918
3.903
3.856
3.682
3.884
3.573
4.034
4.017
4.018
3.767
3.983
3.688
4.128
4.115
4.125
-
-
Boston-Brockton-Nashua, MA-NH-ME-CT .....................
Cleveland-Akron, OH ......................................................
Dallas-Fort Worth, TX .....................................................
Washington-Baltimore, DC-MD-VA-WV .........................
3.344
3.375
3.354
3.491
3.759
3.841
3.685
3.872
3.306
3.330
3.282
3.417
3.722
3.810
3.613
3.798
3.426
3.435
3.824
3.872
NA
NA
3.559
3.939
3.528
3.580
3.551
3.690
3.945
3.996
3.893
4.075
-
-
Atlanta, GA .....................................................................
Detroit-Ann Arbor-Flint, MI ..............................................
Houston-Galveston-Brazoria, TX ....................................
Miami-Fort Lauderdale, FL .............................................
Philadelphia-Wilmington-Atlantic City, PA-NJ-DE-MD ...
San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, CA ...........................
Seattle-Tacoma-Bremerton, WA ....................................
3.437
3.582
3.406
3.561
3.318
3.812
3.611
3.800
4.005
3.689
3.902
3.739
4.011
3.895
3.370
3.546
3.340
3.499
3.266
3.770
3.574
3.727
3.970
3.624
3.839
3.688
3.969
3.859
3.551
3.624
3.463
3.624
3.379
3.906
3.714
3.916
4.048
3.751
3.973
3.797
4.111
4.003
3.665
3.746
3.621
3.752
3.512
3.975
3.839
4.049
4.166
3.899
4.083
3.926
4.172
4.109
-
-
U.S. city average ............................................................
Region and area size 2
Size classes
A .................................................................................
B/C ..............................................................................
D .................................................................................
Selected local areas
1 Also includes types of gasoline not shown separately.
2 Regions defined as the four Census regions. See map in technical notes.
NA Data not adequate for publication.
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U.S. city average
Northeast
Midwest
South
West
Food and unit
Cereals and bakery products:
Flour, white, all purpose, per lb. (453.6 gm) ...............................
Rice, white, long grain, uncooked, per lb. (453.6 gm) ................
Spaghetti and macaroni, per lb. (453.6 gm) ...............................
Bread, white, pan, per lb. (453.6 gm) .........................................
Bread, French, per lb. (453.6 gm) ..............................................
Bread, whole wheat, pan, per lb. (453.6 gm) .............................
Cookies, chocolate chip, per lb. (453.6 gm) ...............................
Crackers, soda, salted, per lb. (453.6 gm) .................................
Meats, poultry, fish and eggs:
Meats:
Beef and veal:
Ground chuck, 100% beef, per lb. (453.6 gm) .......................
Ground beef, 100% beef, per lb. (453.6 gm) ..........................
Ground beef, lean and extra lean, per lb. (453.6 gm) ............
All uncooked ground beef, per lb. (453.6 gm) ........................
Chuck roast, graded and ungraded, excluding USDA Prime
and Choice, per lb. (453.6 gm) .....................................
Chuck roast, USDA Choice, boneless, per lb. (453.6 gm) .....
Round roast, USDA Choice, boneless, per lb. (453.6 gm) .....
Round roast, graded and ungraded, excluding USDA Prime
and Choice, per lb. (453.6 gm) .....................................
All Uncooked Beef Roasts, per lb. (453.6 gm) .......................
Steak, round, USDA Choice, boneless, per lb. (453.6 gm) ....
Steak, round, graded and ungraded, excluding USDA Prime
and Choice, per lb. (453.6 gm) .....................................
Steak, sirloin, graded and ungraded, excluding USDA Prime
and Choice, per lb. (453.6 gm) .....................................
Steak, sirloin, USDA Choice, boneless, per lb. (453.6 gm) ....
Short ribs, any primal source, bone-in, per lb. (453.6 gm) .....
Beef for stew, boneless, per lb. (453.6 gm) ...........................
All Uncooked Beef Steaks, per lb. (453.6 gm) .......................
All Uncooked Other Beef (Excluding Veal),
per lb. (453.6 gm) ..........................................................
Pork:
Bacon, sliced, per lb. (453.6 gm) ...........................................
Chops, center cut, bone-in, per lb. (453.6 gm) .......................
Chops, boneless, per lb. (453.6 gm) ......................................
All Pork Chops, per lb. (453.6 gm) .........................................
Ham, rump or shank half, bone-in, smoked,
per lb. (453.6 gm) ..........................................................
Ham, boneless, excluding canned, per lb. (453.6 gm) ...........
All Ham (Excluding Canned Ham and Luncheon Slices),
per lb. (453.6 gm) ..........................................................
Ham, canned, 3 or 5 lbs, per lb. (453.6 gm) ...........................
Shoulder picnic, bone-in, smoked, per lb. (453.6 gm) ............
All Other Pork (Excluding Canned Ham and Luncheon
Slices),
per lb. (453.6 gm) ..........................................................
Sausage, fresh, loose, per lb. (453.6 gm) ..............................
Other meats:
Frankfurters, all meat or all beef, per lb. (453.6 gm) ..............
Bologna, all beef or mixed, per lb. (453.6 gm) .......................
Lamb and mutton, bone-in, per lb. (453.6 gm) .......................
Apr.
2008
May
2008
Apr.
2008
May
2008
Apr.
2008
May
2008
Apr.
2008
May
2008
Apr.
2008
May
2008
$0.518
.608
1.118
1.373
$0.534
.704
1.101
1.370
$0.555
$0.565
$0.498
$0.511
$0.498
$0.506
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
1.159
1.209
NA
NA
1.688
1.058
1.296
NA
NA
1.771
1.045
1.307
$0.525
.669
1.139
1.177
$0.548
NA
NA
1.502
1.566
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
1.973
2.870
1.891
2.626
1.703
2.961
1.819
3.034
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
1.920
2.780
NA
NA
NA
NA
2.829
2.323
3.154
2.953
2.798
2.313
3.176
2.964
2.928
2.849
NA
NA
3.063
3.044
3.051
3.063
3.234
3.252
3.763
3.357
3.355
3.841
NA
NA
NA
NA
3.653
3.753
3.887
3.730
4.088
3.966
3.825
4.178
NA
NA
NA
NA
3.819
4.337
3.943
4.351
3.763
4.000
4.191
4.158
NA
NA
NA
5.539
5.699
5.710
5.999
NA
NA
6.797
7.011
NA
NA
3.676
5.283
3.792
5.359
NA
NA
NA
NA
5.182
3.020
3.108
3.554
3.307
3.613
3.156
1.930
NA
NA
3.196
1.841
2.542
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
2.528
2.100
3.060
2.712
2.576
2.130
3.067
2.697
2.891
2.352
3.286
3.051
2.862
2.395
3.333
3.040
NA
NA
NA
NA
3.167
3.004
3.200
3.083
NA
NA
3.341
3.656
3.367
3.987
3.354
3.244
3.992
3.401
3.459
3.881
3.050
3.095
3.213
3.125
NA
NA
3.938
4.014
3.983
3.807
3.891
3.886
3.836
4.150
3.874
3.514
3.964
4.058
3.604
NA
4.344
4.320
4.107
3.903
NA
NA
5.088
5.219
5.882
5.702
6.050
6.036
5.065
4.957
5.244
5.534
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
5.203
3.555
5.207
3.685
5.484
3.852
5.641
3.897
5.772
3.377
4.948
3.670
4.909
3.260
3.416
2.964
3.098
3.002
3.092
2.950
2.961
3.637
3.460
3.684
3.268
3.545
2.953
3.753
3.045
3.577
3.142
3.647
3.075
3.535
3.638
3.699
3.525
3.535
3.511
3.756
3.496
3.403
3.473
3.463
3.210
3.459
3.668
3.548
3.314
3.769
3.085
3.765
2.798
4.070
3.472
4.003
3.130
1.877
3.149
2.014
3.144
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
2.865
1.630
3.499
NA
2.825
3.404
3.603
3.547
2.264
2.281
1.962
1.990
2.482
2.432
2.152
2.115
2.597
2.804
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
2.075
2.135
1.949
2.021
2.634
2.547
1.862
1.936
2.213
2.385
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
2.574
2.535
2.726
2.594
NA
NA
NA
NA
1.393
NA
NA
2.640
2.614
NA
NA
Poultry:
Chicken, fresh, whole, per lb. (453.6 gm) ................................
Chicken breast, bone-in, per lb. (453.6 gm) .............................
Chicken breast, boneless, per lb. (453.6 gm) ..........................
Chicken legs, bone-in, per lb. (453.6 gm) ................................
Turkey, frozen, whole, per lb. (453.6 gm) ................................
1.176
2.414
3.502
1.358
1.170
1.194
2.392
3.452
1.388
1.258
1.052
1.082
1.292
1.316
1.138
1.137
1.371
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
3.101
1.428
3.196
1.473
3.394
1.407
3.767
1.285
3.571
1.307
NA
3.590
1.322
1.228
3.510
1.364
NA
3.490
1.330
1.219
NA
NA
NA
NA
Fish and seafood:
Tuna, light, chunk, per lb. (453.6 gm) ......................................
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
Eggs:
Grade A, large, per doz. ...........................................................
Grade AA, large, per doz. ........................................................
2.069
1.930
NA
NA
1.986
1.992
1.833
NA
NA
NA
2.063
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
Dairy products:
Milk, fresh, whole, fortified, per 1/2 gal. (1.9 lit) ..........................
Milk, fresh, whole, fortified, per gal. (3.8 lit) ................................
Milk, fresh, low fat, per 1/2 gal. (1.9 lit) ......................................
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
3.799
3.760
3.747
3.683
3.405
3.431
4.120
4.183
3.606
3.397
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
See footnotes at end of table.
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Table P4. Average retail food prices, U.S. city average and four regions-Continued
U.S. city average
Northeast
Midwest
South
West
Food and unit
Apr.
2008
Dairy products:
Milk, fresh, low fat, per gal. (3.8 lit) ............................................
Butter, salted, grade AA, stick, per lb. (453.6 gm) .....................
American processed cheese, per lb. (453.6 gm) .......................
Cheddar cheese, natural, per lb. (453.6 gm) .............................
Ice cream, prepackaged, bulk, regular, per 1/2 gal. (1.9 lit) .......
Yogurt, natural, fruit flavored, per 8 oz. (226.8 gm) ...................
Fruits and vegetables:
Fresh fruits and vegetables:
Apples, Red Delicious, per lb. (453.6 gm) ................................
Bananas, per lb. (453.6 gm) .....................................................
Oranges, Navel, per lb. (453.6 gm) ..........................................
Oranges, Valencia, per lb. (453.6 gm) .....................................
Cherries, per lb. (453.6 gm) .....................................................
Grapefruit, per lb. (453.6 gm) ...................................................
Grapes, Thompson Seedless, per lb. (453.6 gm) ....................
Lemons, per lb. (453.6 gm) ......................................................
Peaches, per lb. (453.6 gm) .....................................................
Pears, Anjou, per lb. (453.6 gm) ..............................................
Strawberries, dry pint, per 12 oz. (340.2 gm) ...........................
Potatoes, white, per lb. (453.6 gm) ..........................................
Lettuce, iceberg, per lb. (453.6 gm) .........................................
Lettuce, romaine, per lb. (453.6 gm) ........................................
Tomatoes, field grown, per lb. (453.6 gm) ...............................
Broccoli, per lb. (453.6 gm) ......................................................
Cabbage, per lb. (453.6 gm) ....................................................
Carrots, short trimmed and topped, per lb. (453.6 gm) ............
Celery, per lb. (453.6 gm) ........................................................
Corn on the cob, per lb. (453.6 gm) .........................................
Cucumbers, per lb. (453.6 gm) ................................................
Onions, dry yellow, per lb. (453.6 gm) .....................................
Peppers, sweet, per lb. (453.6 gm) ..........................................
Processed fruits and vegetables:
Apple Sauce, any variety, all sizes, per lb. (453.6 gm) ............
Orange juice, frozen concentrate, 12 oz. can,
per 16 oz. (473.2 ml) .......................................................
Peaches, any variety, all sizes, per lb. (453.6 gm) ...................
Beans, dried, any type, all sizes, per lb. (453.6 gm) ................
Corn, canned, any style, all sizes, per lb. (453.6 gm) ..............
Potatoes, frozen, French fried, per lb. (453.6 gm) ...................
Tomatoes, canned, whole, per lb. (453.6 gm) ..........................
Tomatoes, canned, any type, all sizes, per lb. (453.6 gm) ......
Other foods at home:
Sugar and sweets:
Sugar, white, all sizes, per lb. (453.6 gm) ................................
Sugar, white, 33-80 oz. pkg, per lb. (453.6 gm) .......................
Fats and oils:
Margarine, stick, per lb. (453.6 gm) .........................................
Margarine, soft, tubs, per lb. (453.6 gm) ..................................
Shortening, vegetable oil blends, per lb. (453.6 gm) ................
Peanut butter, creamy, all sizes, per lb. (453.6 gm) .................
Nonalcoholic beverages:
Cola, nondiet, cans, 72 oz. 6 pk., per 16 oz. (473.2 ml) 1 ........
Cola, nondiet, per 2 liters (67.6 oz) 1 .......................................
Coffee, 100%, ground roast, all sizes, per lb. (453.6 gm) ........
Coffee, 100%, ground roast, 13.1-20 oz. can,
per lb. (453.6 gm) ............................................................
Coffee, instant, plain, regular, all sizes, per lb. (453.6 gm) ......
Other prepared foods:
Potato chips, per 16 oz. (453.6 gm) ........................................
Alcoholic beverages at home:
Malt beverages, all types, all sizes, any origin,
per 16 oz. (473.2 ml) ................................................
Vodka, all types, all sizes, any origin, per 1 liter (33.8 oz) .........
Wine, red and white table, all sizes, any origin,
per 1 liter (33.8 oz) ............................................................
May
2008
Apr.
2008
NA
NA
$3.189
3.876
4.592
4.204
$3.259
3.938
4.397
4.076
NA
May
2008
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
1.205
.627
.931
1.254
.630
1.008
$1.340
.693
1.012
NA
NA
NA
NA
.883
2.282
1.968
Apr.
2008
Apr.
2008
May
2008
Apr.
2008
May
2008
$3.279
4.745
4.070
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
$4.635
3.455
$4.620
4.317
$4.319
4.033
$4.112
4.065
$3.859
4.310
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
$1.426
.687
1.077
1.105
.612
.951
1.139
.614
1.131
1.293
.580
1.061
1.319
.596
1.083
1.075
.651
.802
1.152
.647
.882
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
.907
2.530
2.004
1.039
2.156
2.221
.888
2.312
1.901
.880
2.288
1.989
.861
2.426
2.049
.906
2.589
2.149
.818
.852
NA
NA
1.828
1.858
NA
NA
1.037
2.657
2.129
2.694
NA
NA
NA
NA
1.358
1.742
.528
.904
1.458
1.836
1.688
1.343
1.821
.544
.841
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
1.735
.472
.836
1.397
1.627
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
1.747
.658
.876
1.455
1.645
1.642
.582
1.779
.481
.812
1.386
1.619
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
1.342
1.707
.638
.898
1.456
1.636
1.699
.574
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
1.359
1.777
.546
.902
1.557
1.773
1.737
.595
.768
1.282
1.831
.562
.868
1.581
1.675
1.652
.625
.793
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
2.346
1.931
.552
.997
2.068
.600
.929
NA
NA
May
2008
NA
NA
2.059
1.826
2.395
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
2.559
2.534
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
1.167
1.026
1.095
1.063
1.116
1.054
1.253
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
1.088
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
.517
.498
.521
.494
NA
NA
NA
NA
.527
.526
.479
.481
.566
.567
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
1.155
1.335
1.151
1.313
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
.992
1.108
NA
1.297
1.022
1.065
NA
1.208
1.459
1.248
NA
NA
1.687
1.723
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
1.980
1.998
NA
1.609
1.487
NA
NA
1.329
1.319
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
3.885
3.837
4.253
4.358
3.804
3.794
3.821
3.652
3.831
3.761
1.124
1.162
1.126
1.325
1.067
.951
1.094
1.189
1.200
1.239
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
9.809
8.119
10.378
NA
12.582
9.495
8.884
7.590
9.038
7.794
1 Deposit may be included in price.
NA Data not adequate for publication.
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Table 1C. Chained Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (C-CPI-U): U.S. city average, by expenditure
category and commodity and service group
(December 1999=100, unless otherwise noted)
Item and group
Unadjusted
percent change to
May 2008 from—
Unadjusted
indexes
Relative
importance,
2005-2006
Apr.
2008
May
2008
May
2007
Apr.
2008
Expenditure category
All items ......................................................................................
100.000
123.845
124.645
3.6
0.6
Food and beverages ................................................................
Food .......................................................................................
Food at home .......................................................................
Food away from home ..........................................................
Alcoholic beverages ...............................................................
14.726
13.648
7.557
6.091
1.077
124.243
124.284
121.725
127.683
124.083
124.741
124.822
122.273
128.209
124.084
4.8
4.9
5.5
4.2
3.6
.4
.4
.5
.4
.0
Housing ....................................................................................
Shelter ....................................................................................
Fuels and utilities ....................................................................
Household furnishings and operations ...................................
42.421
32.409
5.004
5.008
127.736
129.773
157.038
95.878
128.225
129.800
161.641
96.082
3.1
2.6
9.8
-.3
.4
.0
2.9
.2
Apparel .....................................................................................
3.988
91.046
89.953
-1.1
-1.2
Transportation ..........................................................................
Private transportation .............................................................
Public transportation ...............................................................
17.393
16.285
1.108
131.147
132.100
120.125
134.552
135.497
123.696
6.8
6.6
10.4
2.6
2.6
3.0
Medical care .............................................................................
Medical care commodities ......................................................
Medical care services .............................................................
6.085
1.615
4.470
141.421
125.851
147.198
141.469
124.924
147.660
3.8
2.1
4.4
.0
-.7
.3
Recreation ................................................................................
5.935
105.518
105.550
.1
.0
Education and communication .................................................
Education ...............................................................................
Communication ......................................................................
6.196
2.771
3.425
106.515
164.672
73.637
106.695
164.872
73.789
2.1
5.5
-.6
.2
.1
.2
Other goods and services ........................................................
3.257
127.743
128.185
3.4
.3
58.427
41.573
11.817
29.756
77.561
8.790
131.469
114.312
83.694
130.450
117.211
203.705
132.004
115.437
83.423
132.418
117.245
217.177
3.4
3.9
-1.8
6.2
2.0
16.7
.4
1.0
-.3
1.5
.0
6.6
Commodity and service group
Services ......................................................................................
Commodities ..............................................................................
Durables ...................................................................................
Nondurables ...............................................................................
All items less food and energy .................................................
Energy ........................................................................................
Indexes for 2008 are initial estimates. Indexes for 2007 are interim adjustments.
NOTE: Index applies to a month as a whole, not to any specific date.
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Table 24C. Historical Chained Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (C-CPI-U): U. S. city average, all items
(December 1999=100, unless otherwise noted)
Year
Jan.
Feb.
Mar.
Apr.
May
June
July
Aug.
Sep.
Oct.
Nov.
Dec.
Annual
avg.
Percent change
from previous
Annual
avg.
Dec.
1999
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
100.0
-
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
100.3
103.3
104.2
106.5
108.5
100.9
103.7
104.5
107.3
109.1
101.6
103.9
105.1
107.9
109.7
101.6
104.2
105.6
107.7
110.0
101.7
104.6
105.6
107.5
110.6
102.1
104.8
105.6
107.6
110.8
102.3
104.5
105.7
107.7
110.7
102.3
104.6
106.0
108.2
110.7
102.8
104.9
106.3
108.5
111.0
102.9
104.7
106.4
108.4
111.6
102.8
104.4
106.3
108.0
111.6
102.6
103.9
106.0
107.8
111.2
2005
2006
2007
2008
111.3
115.2
117.310
121.895
111.9
115.4
117.897
122.251
112.6
116.0
118.978
123.204
113.4
116.9
119.712
123.845
113.3
117.5
120.290
124.645
113.2
117.7
120.478
113.7
118.1
120.384
114.3
118.3
120.198
115.6
117.8
120.538
115.7
117.1
120.823
114.9
116.9
121.443
114.4
117.0
121.322
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
102.0
104.3
105.6
107.8
110.5
2.6
1.3
2.0
1.7
3.2
2.3
1.2
2.1
2.5
113.7
117.0
119.948
2.9
2.3
3.7
2.9
2.9
2.5
-
-
-
-
- Data not available.
Indexes for 2008 are initial estimates. Indexes for 2007 are interim adjustments. Indexes for 2006 and earlier are final.
NOTE: Index applies to a month as a whole, not to any specific date.
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Table 25C. Historical Chained Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (C-CPI-U): U.S. city average, by commodity and service group and
detailed expenditure categories
(December 1999=100, unless otherwise noted)
Unadjusted indexes
Item and group
December
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
May
2008
Expenditure category
All items .....................................................................
-
100.0
102.6
103.9
106.0
107.8
111.2
114.4
117.0
121.322
124.645
Food and beverages ................................................
Food ......................................................................
Food at home ......................................................
Food away from home .........................................
Alcoholic beverages ..............................................
-
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
102.4
102.4
102.4
102.4
102.4
105.0
105.0
104.6
105.6
104.8
106.3
106.2
104.8
108.1
107.2
109.5
109.5
108.6
110.6
109.1
111.7
111.7
110.0
113.9
111.9
114.0
114.0
111.5
117.5
113.5
116.3
116.3
112.7
121.2
116.4
121.638
121.694
118.456
125.981
121.283
124.741
124.822
122.273
128.209
124.084
Housing ...................................................................
Shelter ...................................................................
Fuels and utilities ...................................................
Household furnishings and operations ..................
-
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
103.6
103.4
110.1
99.7
106.8
107.6
109.9
99.3
109.1
110.7
110.9
97.5
111.6
113.0
119.7
95.9
115.1
116.4
128.4
96.3
118.6
119.3
143.2
96.3
122.1
124.1
142.8
96.1
125.440
127.841
149.631
95.081
128.225
129.800
161.641
96.082
Apparel ....................................................................
-
100.0
98.1
95.0
92.2
90.1
89.6
89.0
89.0
88.224
89.953
Transportation .........................................................
Private transportation ............................................
Public transportation ..............................................
-
100.0
100.0
100.0
103.6
103.6
104.4
99.7
99.5
101.8
103.3
103.4
101.0
103.4
103.5
101.9
110.2
111.0
101.3
114.5
115.2
107.1
117.0
117.8
106.8
126.437
127.421
114.952
134.552
135.497
123.696
Medical care ............................................................
Medical care commodities .....................................
Medical care services ............................................
-
100.0
100.0
100.0
104.0
102.6
104.4
108.9
107.4
109.3
114.3
110.7
115.5
118.3
112.7
120.2
123.2
114.9
126.0
128.4
119.0
131.6
133.0
121.2
137.2
139.369
124.573
144.832
141.469
124.924
147.660
Recreation ...............................................................
-
100.0
101.2
102.1
102.7
103.3
104.3
104.8
104.8
104.682
105.550
Education and communication ................................
Education ...............................................................
Communication ......................................................
-
100.0
100.0
100.0
98.0
105.6
92.5
97.9
112.1
88.1
99.5
119.7
85.7
99.9
128.7
81.2
101.2
137.9
78.2
103.0
146.5
76.5
104.2
155.5
74.1
106.084
163.920
73.370
106.695
164.872
73.789
Other goods and services ........................................
-
100.0
103.8
107.6
110.9
112.2
114.9
118.3
121.7
125.658
128.185
-
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
103.6
101.5
98.1
103.0
101.9
112.6
107.4
99.3
95.3
100.9
104.1
98.3
110.7
100.0
91.7
103.6
105.8
108.6
113.9
100.2
88.0
105.8
106.6
116.4
117.5
103.3
88.7
110.2
109.0
134.4
121.5
105.7
87.5
114.8
111.0
154.5
125.3
106.7
85.5
117.4
113.4
158.1
129.311
111.351
84.086
125.520
115.807
185.223
132.004
115.437
83.423
132.418
117.245
217.177
Commodity and service group
Services .....................................................................
Commodities ..............................................................
Durables ..................................................................
Nondurables ..............................................................
All items less food and energy .................................
Energy .......................................................................
- Data not available.
Indexes for 2008 are initial estimates. Indexes for 2007 are interim adjustments. Indexes for 2006 and earlier are final.
NOTE: Index applies to a month as a whole, not to any specific date.
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Table 26C. Historical Chained Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (C-CPI-U): U.S. city average, by commodity and
service group and detailed expenditure categories
Percent change from previous December
Item and group
December
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
May
2008
Expenditure category
All items ................................................................................
-
-
2.6
1.3
2.0
1.7
3.2
2.9
2.3
3.7
2.7
Food and beverages ...........................................................
Food ..................................................................................
Food at home ..................................................................
Food away from home ....................................................
Alcoholic beverages ..........................................................
-
-
2.4
2.4
2.4
2.4
2.4
2.5
2.5
2.1
3.1
2.3
1.2
1.1
.2
2.4
2.3
3.0
3.1
3.6
2.3
1.8
2.0
2.0
1.3
3.0
2.6
2.1
2.1
1.4
3.2
1.4
2.0
2.0
1.1
3.1
2.6
4.6
4.6
5.1
3.9
4.2
2.6
2.6
3.2
1.8
2.3
Housing ...............................................................................
Shelter ..............................................................................
Fuels and utilities ..............................................................
Household furnishings and operations .............................
-
-
3.6
3.4
10.1
-.3
3.1
4.1
-.2
-.4
2.2
2.9
.9
-1.8
2.3
2.1
7.9
-1.6
3.1
3.0
7.3
.4
3.0
2.5
11.5
.0
3.0
4.0
-.3
-.2
2.7
3.0
4.8
-1.1
2.2
1.5
8.0
1.1
Apparel ...............................................................................
-
-
-1.9
-3.2
-2.9
-2.3
-.6
-.7
.0
-.9
2.0
Transportation .....................................................................
Private transportation ........................................................
Public transportation .........................................................
-
-
3.6
3.6
4.4
-3.8
-4.0
-2.5
3.6
3.9
-.8
.1
.1
.9
6.6
7.2
-.6
3.9
3.8
5.7
2.2
2.3
-.3
8.1
8.2
7.6
6.4
6.3
7.6
Medical care .......................................................................
Medical care commodities ................................................
Medical care services .......................................................
-
-
4.0
2.6
4.4
4.7
4.7
4.7
5.0
3.1
5.7
3.5
1.8
4.1
4.1
2.0
4.8
4.2
3.6
4.4
3.6
1.8
4.3
4.8
2.8
5.6
1.5
.3
2.0
Recreation ..........................................................................
-
-
1.2
.9
.6
.6
1.0
.5
.0
-.1
.8
Education and communication ............................................
Education ..........................................................................
Communication .................................................................
-
-
-2.0
5.6
-7.5
-.1
6.2
-4.8
1.6
6.8
-2.7
.4
7.5
-5.3
1.3
7.1
-3.7
1.8
6.2
-2.2
1.2
6.1
-3.1
1.8
5.4
-1.0
.6
.6
.6
Other goods and services ...................................................
-
-
3.8
3.7
3.1
1.2
2.4
3.0
2.9
3.3
2.0
-
-
3.6
1.5
-1.9
3.0
1.9
12.6
3.7
-2.2
-2.9
-2.0
2.2
-12.7
3.1
.7
-3.8
2.7
1.6
10.5
2.9
.2
-4.0
2.1
.8
7.2
3.2
3.1
.8
4.2
2.3
15.5
3.4
2.3
-1.4
4.2
1.8
15.0
3.1
.9
-2.3
2.3
2.2
2.3
3.2
4.4
-1.7
6.9
2.1
17.2
2.1
3.7
-.8
5.5
1.2
17.3
Commodity and service group
Services ................................................................................
Commodities .........................................................................
Durables .............................................................................
Nondurables .........................................................................
All items less food and energy ............................................
Energy ..................................................................................
- Data not available.
Indexes for 2008 are initial estimates. Indexes for 2007 are interim adjustments. Indexes for 2006 and earlier are final.
NOTE: Index applies to a month as a whole, not to any specific date.
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Technical Notes
Brief Explanation of the CPI
The Consumer Price Index (CPI) is a measure of the average change in prices over time of goods and services purchased by
households. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) publishes CPIs for two population groups: (1) The CPI for Urban Wage
Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W), which covers households of wage earners and clerical workers that comprise approximately
32 percent of the total population and (2) the CPI for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) and the Chained CPI for All Urban Consumers
(C-CPI-U), which cover approximately 87 percent of the total population and include, in addition to wage earner and clerical worker
households, groups such as professional, managerial, and technical workers, the self-employed, short-term workers, the unemployed,
and retirees and others not in the labor force.
The CPIs are based on prices of food, clothing, shelter, and fuels, transportation fares, charges for doctors’ and dentists’
services, drugs, and other goods and services that people buy for day-to-day living. Prices are collected in 87 urban areas across the
country from about 50,000 housing units and approximately 23,000 retail establishments—department stores, supermarkets, hospitals,
filling stations, and other types of stores and service establishments. All taxes directly associated with the purchase and use of items
are included in the index. Prices of fuels and a few other items are obtained every month in all 87 locations. Prices of most other
commodities and services are collected every month in the three largest geographic areas and every other month in other areas. Prices
of most goods and services are obtained through personal visits or telephone calls by BLS trained representatives.
In calculating the index, price changes for the various items in each location are averaged together with weights that represent
their importance in the spending of the appropriate population group. Local data are then combined to obtain a U.S. city average. For
the CPI-U and CPI-W, separate indexes also are published by size of city, by region of the country, for cross-classifications of regions
and population-size classes, and for 27 local areas. Area indexes do not measure differences in the level of prices among cities; they
measure only the average change in prices for each area since the base period. For the C-CPI-U, data are issued only at the national
level. It is important to note that the CPI-U and CPI-W are considered final when released, but the C-CPI-U is issued in preliminary
form and is subject to two annual revisions.
The index measures price change from a designated reference date. For the CPI-U and the CPI-W, the reference base is 1982–84
= 100.0. The reference base for the C-CPI-U is December 1999=100.0. An increase of 16.5 percent from the reference base, for
example, is shown as 116.5. This change also can be expressed in dollars as follows: the price of a base-period market basket of
goods and services in the CPI has risen from $10 in 1982–84 to $11.65.
For further details, visit the CPI homepage on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/cpi orcontact our CPI Information and
Analysis Section at (202) 691-7000.
Calculating index changes
Movements of the indexes from one month to another usually are expressed as percent changes, rather than changes in index points,
because index point changes are affected by the level of the index in relation to its base period, whereas percent changes are not. The
example shown in the box on this page illustrates the computation of index point and percent changes.
Percent changes for 3-month and 6-month periods are expressed as annual rates and are computed according to the standard
formula for compound growth rates. These data indicate what the percent change would be if the current rate were maintained for a
12-month period.
Index point change
CPI
Less previous index
Equals index point change
Percent change
Index point difference
Divided by the previous index
Equals
Results multiplied by one hundred
Equals percent change
202.416
201.800
.616
.616
201.800
0.003
0.003 x 100
0.3
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Regions defined
The states in the four regions are listed below.
The Northeast--Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and
Vermont.
The Midwest--Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and
Wisconsin.
The South--Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma,
South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia.
The West--Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and
Wyoming.
Energy prices
Prices usually are available for the U.S. city average, 13 large metropolitan areas, the 4 census regions, 3 size classifications, and 10
areas reflecting the 4 census regions cross-classified by the 3 population sizes. However, not all energy commodities and services are
used in every area of the country. Fuel oil, for example, is not a common heating fuel in some urban areas, particularly in the South
and West. Where no average prices are available, the designation NA appears. This designation also appears if the data sufficiency
criteria have not been met in any given month. For example, if there are fewer than five usable fuel oil prices for a published city or
region size class, no fuel oil prices for the area will be published.
All prices are collected monthly by BLS representatives in the urban areas priced for the CPI. Prices for natural gas and
electricity include fuel and purchased gas adjustments and all applicable taxes. Fuel oil and gasoline prices include applicable
Federal, State, and local taxes.
Natural gas and electricity. Natural gas prices are reported in therms, which are a measure of heating value. Electricity prices are
given in kilowatt hours (kwh). For both utility services, the consumption ranges specified in table P2 are the upper and lower limits
of the bill sizes priced for the CPI. The average prices per therm and per kilowatt hour are calculated from bills priced within these
ranges. It should be noted that bills priced for the CPI not only are for different consumption amounts, but may also be calculated
from different types of residential rate schedules. The average prices per therm and per kilowatt hour are not, therefore, generally
suitable for use in place-to-place price comparisons. The average prices for 40 and 100 therms of natural gas, and for 500 kilowatt
hours of electricity (shown in table P1) are calculated from a special price collection program. They are not used in the calculation of
the CPI. Because heating and air-conditioning requirements vary by geographic location, climate, and weather conditions, it cannot
be inferred that these consumption amounts represent those used by a typical residential consumer. These bills are used merely
to track price changes over time for constant amounts of consumption, and to provide continuity with prices of natural gas and
electricity formerly published in conjunction with the unrevised CPI.
Fuel oil. Only #2 fuel oil (home heating oil) is priced. (See table P1.) Prices are collected, in most cases, for quantities greater than 1
gallon. These prices are converted to a gallon price for this program. Fuel oil prices reflect discounts for quantity or quick payment.
Gasoline and automotive diesel fuel. Gasoline and diesel prices, shown in table P3, are collected at the pump from a sample of full
service, miniservice, and self-service gas stations. Approximate British Thermal Unit (BTU) values for some energy items are as
follows, according to the source indicated:
1 therm = 100,000 BTUs (U.S. Department of Energy)
1 kwh = 3,412 BTUs (Edison Electric Institute)
1 gallon #2 fuel oil = 140,000 BTUs (U.S. Department of Energy)
Food and beverage prices
Actual weighted average prices for food and beverages are calculated each month at the national level and for the four census
geographic regions, as shown in table P4. As a result of changes in price collection methodology and sample sizes,
average prices for individual cities cannot, in general, be produced. It is hoped, however, that regional average prices will help to
satisfy the need for local area data. It should be noted that the average prices for food in this report reflect variations in brand, quality,
and size among geographic areas. Users of average food prices should be aware that these differences exist.
Because a number of food commodities are not available in all areas on a year-round basis, prices will not appear in some
months for some regions or for the U.S. city average. In other instances, sufficient prices may not be available due to temporary
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disruptions in supplies. Where no average prices are available, the designation NA appears. When a price is not available from an
individual store in any month, an estimated price will be calculated for the missing item and used in computing the average price. For
cases in which the proportion of estimated prices used to calculate the average is considered too high, the average price is not
published, and NA appears for that item in the table.
Because of space limitations in the table, the description for each item is abbreviated. Detailed specifications are available from
BLS information offices or from the Washington office, upon request.
Seasonally adjusted and unadjusted data
Because price data are used for different purposes by different groups, the Bureau of Labor Statistics publishes seasonally adjusted as
well as unadjusted changes each month.
For analyzing general price trends in the economy, seasonally adjusted changes are usually preferred since they eliminate the
effect of changes that normally occur at the same time and in about the same magnitude every year--such as price movements
resulting from changing climatic conditions, production cycles, model changeovers, holidays, and sales.
The unadjusted data are of primary interest to consumers concerned about the prices they actually pay. Unadjusted data also are
used extensively for escalation purposes. Many collective bargaining contract agreements and pension plans, for example, tie
compensation changes to the Consumer Price Index before adjustment for seasonal variation.
Seasonal factors used in computing the seasonally adjusted indexes are derived by the X-12-ARIMA Seasonal Adjustment Method.
Seasonally adjusted indexes and seasonal factors are computed annually. Each year, the last 5 years of seasonally adjusted data are
revised. Data from January 2003 through December 2007 were replaced in January 2008. Exceptions to the usual revision schedule
were: the updated seasonal data at the end of 1977 replaced data from 1967 through 1977; and, in January 2002, dependently
seasonally adjusted series were revised for January 1987-December 2001 as a result of a change in the aggregation weights for
dependently adjusted series. For further information, please see “Aggregation of Dependently Adjusted Seasonally Adjusted Series,”
in the October 2001 issue of the CPI Detailed Report.
The seasonal movement of All items and 54 other aggregations is derived by combining the seasonal movement of 73 selected
components. Each year the seasonal status of every series is reevaluated based upon certain statistical criteria. If any of the 73
components change their seasonal adjustment status from seasonally adjusted to not seasonally adjusted, not seasonally adjusted data
will be used in the aggregation of the dependent series for the last 5 years, but the seasonally adjusted indexes will be used before that
period. Note: 48 of the 73 components are seasonally adjusted for 2008.
Seasonally adjusted data, including the All items index levels, are subject to revision for up to five years after their original
release. For this reason, BLS advises against the use of these data in escalation agreements.
Effective with the calculation of the seasonal factors for 1990, the Bureau of Labor Statistics has used an enhanced seasonal
adjustment procedure called Intervention Analysis Seasonal Adjustment for some CPI series. Intervention Analysis Seasonal
Adjustment allows for better estimates of seasonally adjusted data. Extreme values and/or sharp movements which might distort the
seasonal pattern are estimated and removed from the data prior to calculation of seasonal factors. Beginning with the calculation of
seasonal factors for 1996, X-12-ARIMA software was used for Intervention Analysis Seasonal Adjustment.
For the seasonal factors introduced in January 2008, BLS adjusted 20 series using Intervention Analysis Seasonal Adjustment,
including selected food and beverage items, motor fuels, electricity and vehicles. For example, this procedure was used for the Motor
fuel series to offset the effects of events such as damage to oil refineries from Hurricane Katrina.
For a complete list of Intervention Analysis Seasonal Adjustment series and explanations, please refer to the article “Intervention
Analysis Seasonal Adjustment”, located on our website at: https://www.bls.gov/cpi/cpisapage.htm.
For additional information on seasonal adjustment in the CPI, please write to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Division of
Consumer Prices and Price Indexes, Washington, DC 20212 or contact Jeff Wilson on (202) 691-6968, or by e-mail at
[email protected] If you have general questions about the CPI, please call our information staff at (202) 691-7000.
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Metropolitan areas
BLS publishes price indexes for three major metropolitan areas monthly:
Chicago-Gary-Kenosha, IL-IN-WI
Los Angeles-Riverside-Orange County, CA
New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island,
NY-NJ-CT-PA
Data for an additional 11 metropolitan areas are published every other month [on an odd- (January, March, etc.) or even- (February,
April, and so forth) month schedule] for the following areas:
Atlanta, GA
Boston-Brockton-Nashua, MANH -ME-CT
Cleveland-Akron, OH
Dallas-Fort Worth, TX
Detroit-Ann Arbor-Flint, MI
Houston-Galveston-Brazoria, TX
Miami-Fort Lauderdale, FL
Philadelphia-Wilmington
-Atlantic City, PA-NJ-DE-MD
San Francisco-Oakland
-San Jose, CA
Seattle-Tacoma-Bremerton,
WA
Washington-Baltimore,
DC-MD-VA-WV
-even
-odd
-odd
-odd
-even
-even
-even
-even
-even
-even
-odd
(Note: The designation even or odd refers to the month during which the area’s price change is measured. Due to the time needed for
processing, data are released 2 to 3 weeks into the following month.)
Data are published for another group of 13 metropolitan areas on a semiannual basis. These indexes, which refer to the
arithmetic average for the 6-month periods from January through June and July through December, are published with release of the
CPI for July and January, respectively, in August and February for
Anchorage, AK
Cincinnati-Hamilton, OH-KY-IN
Denver-Boulder-Greeley, CO
Honolulu, HI
Kansas City, MO-KS
Milwaukee-Racine, WI
Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN-WI
Phoenix-Mesa, AZ
Pittsburgh, PA
Portland-Salem, OR-WA
San Diego, CA
St. Louis, MO-IL
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL
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How to Obtain Consumer Price Index Information
CPI information is available from BLS electronically, through publication subscriptions, and via telephone and fax through automated
recordings. Information specialists also are available in the national and information offices to provide help and to respond to
questions.
Electronic access to CPI data
BLS on the Internet. Through the Internet, BLS provides free, continuous access to published CPI data and press releases. The most
recent month’s CPI is made available immediately at the time of release. Additionally, a database called LABSTAT, containing
current and historical data for the CPI, is accessible.
World Wide Web. BLS maintains a Web site at https://www.bls.govon the Internet. This BLS homepage provides access to
LABSTAT, as well as links to program-specific homepages. The CPI homepage https://www.bls.gov/cpi/provides other CPI
information, as well as indexes. This includes a brief explanation of methodology, frequently asked questions and answers, contacts
for further information, and explanations of how the CPI program handles special items, such as medical care and housing. In
addition, CPI press releases and historical data for metropolitan areas can be accessed by linking to the regional office home pages
from the main BLS Web site listed above.
Recorded CPI data
Summary CPI data are provided on 24-hour recorded messages. Detailed CPI information may be obtained by calling (202) 691-5200.
A touch-tone telephone is recommended, as this system allows the user to select specific indexes from lists of available data.
Recorded summaries of CPI data also may be obtained by calling any one of the metropolitan area CPI hotlines listed next.
These hotline summaries typically include data for the U.S. city average, as well as for the specified area. The recordings are
approximately 3 minutes in length, do not require a touch-tone telephone, and are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Area
Hotline number
Anchorage
Atlanta
Baltimore
Boston
Chicago
Cincinnati
Cleveland
Dallas
Denver
Detroit
Honolulu
Houston
Indianapolis
Kansas City
Los Angeles
Milwaukee
Minneapolis-St. Paul
New York
Philadelphia
Pittsburgh
Portland
San Diego
San Francisco
Seattle
St. Louis
Washington, DC
(907) 271-2770
(404) 331-3415
(410) 962-4898
(617) 565-2325/2327
(312) 353-1880
(513) 684-2349
(216) 522-3852
(214) 767-6970
(303) 844-1726
(313) 226-7558
(808) 541-2808
(214) 767-6970
(317) 226-7885
(816) 285-7000
(310) 235-6884
(414) 276-2579
(612) 725-3580
(212) 337-2400
(215) 656-3948
(412) 644-2900
(503) 326-2081
(619) 557-6538
(415) 975-4406
(206) 553-0645
(314) 539-3581
(202) 691-6994/5200
Other sources of CPI data
Fax-on-Demand. This fax service has been discontinued as of April 27, 2007.
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Technical information may be obtained during normal working hours, Monday through Friday, by calling the Washington, DC
national office at (202) 691-7000 or any of the information offices listed below.
Office
Telephone
Atlanta
Boston
Chicago
Dallas
Kansas City
New York
Philadelphia
San Francisco
Washington, DC
(404) 331-3415
(617) 565-2327
(312) 353-1880
(214) 767-6970
(816) 285-7000
(212) 337-2400
(215) 597-3282
(415) 625-2270
(202) 691-7000
Historical tables. These include all published indexes for each of the detailed CPI components. These tables may be obtained via the
Internet, by calling (202) 691-7000 in the national office, or by contacting any of the information offices just listed.
Descriptive publications. These publications describe the CPI and ways in which to use it. They include simple factsheets discussing
specific topics about the CPI, a broader, non-technical overview of the CPI in a question-and-answer format, and a technical and
thorough description of the CPI and its methodology. These publications may be obtained by calling (202) 691-7000, and many are
included on the CPI homepage on the Internet.
Special publications. Also available are various special publications, such as Relative Importance of Components in the Consumer
Price Index and materials describing the annual revisions of seasonally adjusted CPI data. For more information, call (202) 6917000.
Further information can be obtained by writing the Office of Prices and Living Conditions, Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2
Massachusetts Avenue, NE., Room 3615, Washington, DC 20212-0001, or by calling any of the information offices listed earlier.
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