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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


 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 indexes    Seasonally adjusted annual rate percent 
                                                                                               change for               
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                        
                     CPI-U                                                           3 months ended--         6 months  
                                                                                                              ended--   
                                                 Dec.    Jan.    Feb.    Mar.                                           
                                                 2005    2006    2006    2006                                           
                                                                                June   Sep.   Dec.   Mar.   Sep.   Mar. 
                                                                                2005   2005   2005   2006   2005   2006 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                        
             Expenditure category                                                                                       
                                                                                                                        
 All items....................................  197.7   199.0   199.1   199.8    1.5   10.1   -1.8    4.3    5.7    1.2 
                                                                                                                        
  Food and beverages..........................  193.1   194.0   194.3   194.4    3.0    2.1    2.3    2.7    2.5    2.5 
   Food.......................................  192.7   193.6   193.8   193.9    3.4    1.9    2.5    2.5    2.7    2.5 
    Food at home..............................  191.4   192.4   192.3   192.2    3.4    1.3    2.3    1.7    2.4    2.0 
     Cereals and bakery products..............  209.9   211.0   210.3   210.9    0.0    0.2    2.3    1.9    0.1    2.1 
     Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs...........  185.7   185.8   185.3   185.9    2.0   -0.9    2.0    0.4    0.5    1.2 
     Dairy and related products...............  182.5   183.4   183.1   183.2    2.4   -2.4    2.0    1.5    0.0    1.8 
     Fruits and vegetables....................  247.2   251.5   253.2   248.8   10.5    7.0    5.5    2.6    8.7    4.1 
     Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage                                                                                
         materials............................  146.1   146.5   146.2   147.2    4.3    3.4    1.4    3.0    3.8    2.2 
     Other food at home.......................  168.1   169.0   168.8   169.0    3.4    1.7    1.2    2.2    2.6    1.7 
      Sugar and sweets........................  169.0   169.3   166.5   169.7    7.9    1.2    7.9    1.7    4.5    4.8 
      Fats and oils...........................  167.1   169.4   169.8   167.5   -1.7    8.2   -3.5    1.0    3.2   -1.3 
      Other foods (1).........................  183.3   184.3   184.7   184.5    3.6    0.4    0.4    2.6    2.0    1.5 
       Other miscellaneous foods (1) (2)......  112.4   112.6   113.4   113.0   -5.9    4.8    3.3    2.2   -0.7    2.7 
    Food away from home (1)...................  196.0   196.6   197.2   197.6    3.2    2.9    2.9    3.3    3.0    3.1 
     Other food away from home (2)............  133.9   134.2   134.6   135.2    7.0    4.3    2.7    3.9    5.6    3.3 
   Alcoholic beverages (1)....................  196.4   198.0   199.5   200.1    0.4    1.4   -0.4    7.8    0.9    3.6 
                                                                                                                        
  Housing.....................................  199.7   200.6   200.8   201.3    1.7    4.4    6.0    3.2    3.0    4.6 
   Shelter....................................  227.2   227.4   228.2   229.2    1.1    1.1    4.5    3.6    1.1    4.0 
    Rent of primary residence (3).............  220.4   220.7   221.4   222.3    3.0    3.0    3.3    3.5    3.0    3.4 
    Lodging away from home (2)................  132.8   133.4   134.2   135.3  -10.6   -9.5   21.5    7.7  -10.1   14.4 
    Owners' equivalent rent of primary                                                                                  
        residence (3) (4).....................  232.7   233.2   233.9   234.9    2.3    2.3    2.6    3.8    2.3    3.2 
    Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)..  116.1   115.9   116.2   116.2   -3.3   -4.7   -1.7    0.3   -4.0   -0.7 
   Fuels and utilities........................  193.5   200.0   197.9   196.1    8.0   31.0   18.9    5.5   18.9   12.0 
    Fuels.....................................  176.8   183.6   181.0   179.1    8.7   38.0   22.1    5.3   22.5   13.4 
     Fuel oil and other fuels.................  230.7   227.9   221.6   222.4   19.0  119.2  -14.2  -13.6   61.5  -13.9 
     Gas (piped) and electricity (3)..........  182.1   189.8   187.3   185.2    7.9   32.6   25.9    7.0   19.6   16.1 
    Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                
        services (2)..........................  133.1   134.0   135.1   134.8    4.7    4.1    5.3    5.2    4.4    5.2 
   Household furnishings and operations.......  126.8   126.4   126.4   126.5    0.0    0.3    2.6   -0.9    0.2    0.8 
    Household operations (1) (2)..............  133.3   134.1   135.0   134.9    5.7    2.8    7.2    4.9    4.3    6.0 
                                                                                                                        
  Apparel.....................................  118.7   119.1   117.9   119.1   -4.2    0.0   -2.0    1.4   -2.1   -0.3 
   Men's and boys' apparel....................  114.6   114.8   113.6   114.2   -5.0   -3.4   -1.4   -1.4   -4.2   -1.4 
   Women's and girls' apparel.................  110.2   109.5   108.1   110.5   -6.9   -2.2    0.7    1.1   -4.6    0.9 
   Infants' and toddlers' apparel.............  114.8   115.0   117.0   116.8    2.1   -9.8    0.0    7.2   -4.1    3.5 
   Footwear...................................  122.2   124.8   123.9   124.4    2.0    5.7   -6.0    7.4    3.8    0.5 
                                                                                                                        
  Transportation..............................  174.1   177.2   176.9   178.5    0.7   44.8  -24.2   10.5   20.8   -8.5 
   Private transportation.....................  170.2   173.3   172.9   174.6    0.0   47.6  -25.5   10.7   21.5   -9.2 
    New and used motor vehicles (2)...........   95.4    95.7    95.8    95.7    2.1    0.4   -2.1    1.3    1.3   -0.4 
     New vehicles.............................  137.4   138.2   138.3   138.2    0.0   -4.3    1.2    2.3   -2.2    1.8 
     Used cars and trucks (1).................  139.2   139.3   139.5   140.0    6.5    4.7   -6.3    2.3    5.6   -2.1 
    Motor fuel................................  194.1   206.2   204.4   211.7   -5.0  267.4  -62.1   41.5   86.8  -26.8 
     Gasoline (all types).....................  193.0   205.4   203.3   210.6   -5.0  269.7  -62.4   41.8   87.4  -26.9 
    Motor vehicle parts and equipment (1).....  114.0   114.4   114.9   115.4    1.1    5.5    4.7    5.0    3.3    4.8 
    Motor vehicle maintenance and repair......  210.4   210.8   212.7   213.4    3.4    4.7    3.1    5.8    4.0    4.5 
   Public transportation......................  222.3   225.1   224.6   223.9   12.7    5.6    2.7    2.9    9.1    2.8 
                                                                                                                        
  Medical care................................  329.4   329.8   331.4   332.8    3.5    3.3    5.3    4.2    3.4    4.7 
   Medical care commodities...................  281.1   282.3   283.1   284.3    3.1    3.4    5.1    4.6    3.2    4.9 
   Medical care services......................  343.2   343.3   345.1   346.6    3.8    3.3    5.3    4.0    3.5    4.7 
    Professional services.....................  286.3   285.3   285.9   287.0    3.5    3.2    4.0    1.0    3.3    2.5 
    Hospital and related services (3).........  449.7   452.7   457.7   460.5    3.8    2.9    7.2   10.0    3.3    8.5 
                                                                                                                        
  Recreation (2)..............................  110.0   110.0   110.1   110.5    0.4    3.0    0.7    1.8    1.7    1.3 
   Video and audio (2)........................  104.4   104.2   104.0   104.9   -4.5    6.4   -1.1    1.9    0.8    0.4 
                                                                                                                        
  Education and communication (2).............  115.0   115.5   115.7   115.9    1.8    2.8    2.5    3.2    2.3    2.8 
   Education (2)..............................  156.8   157.9   158.3   159.1    6.8    5.9    5.8    6.0    6.4    5.9 
    Educational books and supplies............  376.9   378.9   379.4   381.2    5.7    7.8    6.7    4.6    6.7    5.7 
    Tuition, other school fees, and childcare.  452.7   455.8   457.2   459.5    6.7    5.9    5.8    6.1    6.3    6.0 
   Communication (2)..........................   84.3    84.5    84.5    84.4   -2.8    0.0   -1.4    0.5   -1.4   -0.5 
    Information and information processing (1)                                                                          
        (2)...................................   82.2    82.1    82.0    81.9   -3.3    0.0   -1.0   -1.5   -1.7   -1.2 
     Telephone services (1) (2)...............   95.2    95.2    95.2    95.0   -1.7    2.1    0.4   -0.8    0.2   -0.2 
     Information technology, hardware and                                                                               
         services (1) (5).....................   13.1    13.0    13.0    13.0  -10.9   -8.5   -5.9   -3.0   -9.8   -4.5 
      Personal computers and peripheral                                                                                 
          equipment (1) (2)...................   11.7    11.6    11.5    11.4  -11.4  -19.9  -18.1   -9.9  -15.7  -14.1 
                                                                                                                        
  Other goods and services....................  317.7   318.5   318.8   319.5    1.8    3.8    3.2    2.3    2.8    2.7 
   Tobacco and smoking products (1)...........  513.1   515.1   515.9   519.0    1.0   10.3    2.4    4.7    5.5    3.5 
   Personal care..............................  187.9   188.3   188.5   188.7    2.2    2.0    3.5    1.7    2.1    2.6 
    Personal care products (1)................  155.4   155.8   155.6   155.2    3.4    1.3    1.6   -0.5    2.4    0.5 
    Personal care services (1)................  206.6   206.4   207.9   208.5   -0.6    3.2    4.0    3.7    1.3    3.8 
    Miscellaneous personal services...........  307.6   308.5   308.9   310.3    3.5    2.9    3.6    3.6    3.2    3.6 
                                                                                                                        
          Commodity and service group                                                                                   
                                                                                                                        
 Commodities..................................  160.7   162.1   161.9   162.8    0.8   18.9  -11.1    5.3    9.4   -3.2 
  Food and beverages..........................  193.1   194.0   194.3   194.4    3.0    2.1    2.3    2.7    2.5    2.5 
  Commodities less food and beverages.........  142.3   143.9   143.5   144.7   -0.9   30.4  -18.4    6.9   13.7   -6.6 
   Nondurables less food and beverages........  170.0   173.9   170.8   172.1    4.8   46.3  -21.8    5.0   23.8   -9.4 
    Apparel...................................  118.7   119.1   117.9   119.1   -4.2    0.0   -2.0    1.4   -2.1   -0.3 
    Nondurables less food, beverages, and                                                                               
        apparel...............................  203.4   208.5   207.9   211.6   -0.2   84.4  -35.4   17.1   35.7  -13.0 
   Durables...................................  114.8   114.9   114.8   114.8    0.0   -0.7   -1.4    0.0   -0.3   -0.7 
 Services.....................................  234.4   235.5   236.0   236.5    2.1    4.1    5.3    3.6    3.1    4.5 
  Rent of shelter (4).........................  236.6   236.9   237.8   238.6    0.9    1.2    4.3    3.4    1.0    3.9 
  Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)....  116.1   115.9   116.2   116.2   -3.3   -4.7   -1.7    0.3   -4.0   -0.7 
  Gas (piped) and electricity (3).............  182.1   189.8   187.3   185.2    7.9   32.6   25.9    7.0   19.6   16.1 
  Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                  
      services (2)............................  133.1   134.0   135.1   134.8    4.7    4.1    5.3    5.2    4.4    5.2 
  Household operations (1) (2)................  133.3   134.1   135.0   134.9    5.7    2.8    7.2    4.9    4.3    6.0 
  Transportation services.....................  228.3   229.1   229.0   228.8    4.0    4.3    0.9    0.9    4.2    0.9 
  Medical care services.......................  343.2   343.3   345.1   346.6    3.8    3.3    5.3    4.0    3.5    4.7 
  Other services..............................  272.4   273.1   273.7   274.7    2.0    4.1    3.3    3.4    3.0    3.4 
                                                                                                                        
                Special indexes                                                                                         
                                                                                                                        
 All items less food..........................  198.6   199.9   200.0   200.8    1.2   11.4   -2.4    4.5    6.2    1.0 
 All items less shelter.......................  188.4   190.1   189.9   190.6    2.0   14.4   -4.5    4.8    8.0    0.0 
 All items less medical care..................  191.0   192.3   192.3   193.0    1.5   10.2   -2.1    4.3    5.8    1.0 
 Commodities less food........................  144.4   146.0   145.6   146.8   -0.8   29.2  -17.7    6.8   13.2   -6.2 
 Nondurables less food........................  171.6   175.4   172.5   173.8    4.4   43.1  -20.8    5.2   22.3   -8.7 
 Nondurables less food and apparel............  202.0   206.6   206.3   209.6   -0.2   75.9  -33.0   15.9   32.5  -11.9 
 Nondurables..................................  181.8   184.6   182.9   183.9    3.9   22.3  -11.2    4.7   12.7   -3.6 
 Services less rent of shelter (4)............  249.5   251.7   251.5   251.4    4.6    6.8    6.2    3.1    5.7    4.6 
 Services less medical care services..........  225.4   226.6   226.7   227.1    2.6    3.9    5.3    3.1    3.2    4.2 
 Energy.......................................  184.3   193.5   191.2   193.6    1.5  134.3  -34.7   21.8   54.2  -10.8 
 All items less energy........................  200.7   201.1   201.5   202.0    1.6    1.6    2.8    2.6    1.6    2.7 
  All items less food and energy..............  202.8   203.2   203.5   204.2    1.2    1.8    2.6    2.8    1.5    2.7 
   Commodities less food and energy                                                                                     
       commodities............................  140.2   140.5   140.3   140.7   -0.3    0.0   -0.3    1.4   -0.1    0.6 
    Energy commodities........................  197.3   208.6   206.5   213.4   -3.7  255.4  -60.0   36.9   85.0  -26.0 
   Services less energy services..............  239.8   240.2   241.0   241.8    1.9    2.2    3.9    3.4    2.1    3.7 

   1 Not seasonally adjusted.
   2 Indexes on a December 1997=100 base.
   3 This index series was calculated using a Laspeyres estimator.  All other item stratum index series were calculated
 using a geometric means estimator.
   4 Indexes on a December 1982=100 base.
   5 Indexes on a December 1988=100 base.
 NOTE:  Index applies to a month as a whole, not to any specific date.

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