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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
Aug
2022
Percent change from
Aug
2021
Aug
2022
Percent change from
Aug
2021
Aug
2022
Percent change from
Aug
2021

All Items

296.171 8.3 306.855 7.4    

All Items (1967 = 100)(1)

887.197   483.203      

Food and Beverages

308.550 10.9 310.957 9.9    

Food

310.875 11.4 313.018 10.2    

Food at home

295.007 13.5 298.620 12.0 300.973 13.5

Food away from home

334.212 8.0 335.920 7.1    

Alcoholic beverages

275.627 4.3 282.405 4.8    

Housing

304.506 7.8 322.473 6.5    

Shelter

357.264 6.2 388.910 3.7 383.097 4.3

Rent of primary residence(2)

373.283 6.7 390.595 4.0 395.694 4.5

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

365.993 6.3 402.291 3.9 412.564 4.9

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

366.046 6.3 401.941 3.9 412.564 4.9

Fuels and utilities

309.739 17.2 304.524 25.6    

Household energy

265.453 21.2 276.998 30.0 328.388 33.3

Energy services(2)(4)

267.564 19.8 265.863 24.8 333.876 28.9

Electricity(2)

265.191 15.8 261.603 19.5 388.832 26.6

Utility (piped) gas service(2)

268.866 33.0 254.123 37.0 229.866 31.6

Household furnishings and operations

145.110 9.9 140.835 8.7    

Apparel

127.328 5.1 131.471 3.7    

Transportation

270.334 13.4 261.376 14.1    

Private transportation

269.389 13.2 259.953 14.5    

Motor fuel

351.315 26.2 355.248 32.6 373.344 40.7

Gasoline

348.593 25.6 353.429 32.4 369.108 40.6

Medical Care

553.429 5.4 580.669 5.7    

Recreation(5)

131.437 4.1 137.263 4.3    

Education and Communication(5)

143.687 0.5 152.938 0.8    

Other Goods and Services

510.892 6.6 561.095 5.9    

Energy

305.372 23.8 308.830 31.2 343.695 36.3

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
Aug
2022
Percent change from
Aug
2021
Aug
2022
Percent change from
Aug
2021
Aug
2022
Percent change from
Aug
2021

All Items

291.629 8.7 305.502 8.1    

All Items (1967 = 100)(1)

868.673   477.178      

Food and Beverages

307.946 10.9 309.866 9.7    

Food

309.426 11.3 311.577 10.1    

Food at home

294.836 13.6 298.563 12.2 293.161 13.2

Food away from home

334.487 7.8 337.290 6.7    

Alcoholic beverages

281.407 4.2 280.288 4.1    

Housing

301.184 8.2 321.996 7.1    

Shelter

349.666 6.4 384.182 3.7 390.062 4.6

Rent of primary residence(2)

370.655 7.0 385.184 4.0 395.694 4.5

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

330.483 6.3 354.036 3.8 362.573 4.9

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

330.496 6.3 354.074 3.8 362.573 4.9

Fuels and utilities

308.135 17.3 306.798 25.5    

Household energy

263.610 21.2 278.824 29.5 325.185 32.2

Energy services(2)(4)

267.149 20.2 269.307 25.3 333.116 28.9

Electricity(2)

262.731 16.1 262.640 19.2 388.834 26.6

Utility (piped) gas service(2)

273.702 34.4 260.414 38.7 229.871 31.6

Household furnishings and operations

138.760 10.6 134.785 10.7    

Apparel

127.161 5.4 131.806 4.9    

Transportation

275.042 13.3 268.641 14.4    

Private transportation

273.737 13.2 266.287 14.9    

Motor fuel

351.471 26.0 354.163 32.7 373.396 40.6

Gasoline

349.100 25.5 352.417 32.4 369.113 40.6

Medical Care

563.144 5.7 583.675 5.9    

Recreation(5)

125.547 4.1 138.404 4.6    

Education and Communication(5)

129.820 -0.3 138.026 0.5    

Other Goods and Services

564.819 6.9 653.570 6.6    

Energy

305.879 23.9 310.813 31.1 342.356 35.8

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.