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New England Consumer Price Index Card

 
Consumer Price Indexes for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U), U.S. city averages and selected areas, not seasonally adjusted
(1982-84=100 unless otherwise noted)
Item U.S. City
Average
Northeast
region
Boston-
Cambridge-
Newton
Apr
2021
Percent change from
Apr
2020
Apr
2021
Percent change from
Apr
2020
Apr
2021
Percent change from
Apr
2020

All Items

267.054 4.2 280.234 3.3    

All Items (1967 = 100)(1)

799.975   441.283      

Food and Beverages

272.367 2.3 278.408 1.8    

Food

273.090 2.4 279.404 1.7    

Food at home

254.760 1.2 262.195 0.0 259.887 -3.2

Food away from home

301.819 3.8 308.751 4.1    

Alcoholic beverages

261.265 1.9 264.290 2.1    

Housing

277.258 2.6 298.589 2.4    

Shelter

331.354 2.1 370.994 1.5 363.031 1.3

Rent of primary residence(2)

346.267 1.8 373.814 1.3 375.556 1.7

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

340.162 2.0 384.500 1.4 390.279 1.9

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

340.184 2.0 384.169 1.4 390.279 1.9

Fuels and utilities

253.460 5.7 235.379 7.1    

Household energy

207.988 6.4 206.020 7.5 266.061 8.2

Energy services(2)(4)

211.838 5.4 205.281 4.2 285.055 4.3

Electricity(2)

218.627 3.6 209.376 3.5 320.925 2.8

Utility (piped) gas service(2)

188.129 12.1 182.056 5.7 214.339 7.3

Household furnishings and operations

129.321 3.5 126.519 4.9    

Apparel

120.656 1.9 125.916 2.6    

Transportation

222.547 14.9 216.319 12.4    

Private transportation

220.742 15.5 212.347 13.7    

Motor fuel

253.648 48.9 242.832 34.7 243.287 31.5

Gasoline

252.603 49.6 241.857 35.0 240.753 31.8

Medical Care

524.585 1.5 550.365 0.2    

Recreation(5)

124.546 2.1 129.835 1.1    

Education and Communication(5)

141.742 1.7 149.478 1.7    

Other Goods and Services

473.649 2.7 522.862 2.3    

Energy

229.116 25.1 221.008 18.1 254.126 16.6

Footnotes
(1) For the Northeast, December 1977 = 100.
(2) This index series was calculated using a Laspeyres estimator. All other item stratum index series converted to a geometric means estimator in January, 1999.
(3) Index is on a December 1982=100 base.
(4) This index series was formerly titled Gas (piped) and electricity.
(5) Indexes are on a December 1997=100 base.

Northeast region includes the states of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

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

 

Consumer Price Indexes for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W), U.S. city averages and selected areas, not seasonally adjusted
(1982-84=100 unless otherwise noted)
Item U.S. City
Average
Northeast
region
Boston-
Cambridge-
Newton
Feb
2021
Percent change from
Feb
2020
Feb
2021
Percent change from
Feb
2020
Feb
2021
Percent change from
Feb
2020

All Items

256.843 1.9 272.771 1.5    

All Items (1967 = 100)(1)

765.056   426.053      

Food and Beverages

269.860 3.7 274.453 3.1    

Food

270.057 3.8 274.966 3.2    

Food at home

252.128 3.6 258.726 2.5 255.100 0.6

Food away from home

301.249 3.9 306.816 4.1    

Alcoholic beverages

265.483 2.3 264.269 1.9    

Housing

271.341 1.9 294.843 1.8    

Shelter

322.262 1.7 364.732 1.2 365.988 1.2

Rent of primary residence(2)

341.906 2.0 368.100 1.5 375.653 2.0

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

305.976 2.0 337.046 1.7 339.720 1.8

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

306.003 2.0 337.096 1.7 339.720 1.8

Fuels and utilities

249.080 3.4 237.966 3.6    

Household energy

203.800 3.4 209.286 3.6 259.270 1.9

Energy services(2)(4)

207.779 3.2 208.451 3.7 276.465 2.2

Electricity(2)

213.844 2.3 213.068 3.6 309.790 0.0

Utility (piped) gas service(2)

182.862 6.8 183.292 4.0 214.798 7.5

Household furnishings and operations

121.488 2.2 117.159 3.6    

Apparel

119.673 -3.5 125.443 -4.0    

Transportation

209.811 1.5 208.435 0.6    

Private transportation

208.129 2.5 203.824 1.9    

Motor fuel

223.208 1.4 221.391 2.4 211.598 -3.0

Gasoline

222.323 1.5 220.635 2.5 209.175 -3.0

Medical Care

531.917 2.1 552.296 1.1    

Recreation(5)

117.605 0.7 128.564 0.7    

Education and Communication(5)

129.503 2.1 135.345 1.7    

Other Goods and Services

517.658 2.7 595.624 1.6    

Energy

212.098 2.3 213.339 3.0 232.141 -0.4

Footnotes
(1) For the Northeast, December 1977 = 100.
(2) This index series was calculated using a Laspeyres estimator. All other item stratum index series converted to a geometric means estimator in January, 1999.
(3) Index is on a December 1982=100 base.
(4) This index series was formerly titled Gas (piped) and electricity.
(5) Indexes are on a December 1997=100 base.

Northeast region includes the states of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

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