Table 1. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U. S. City Average, by expenditure category and commodity and service group


 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)
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                    Unadjusted                          
                                                             Unadjusted indexes   percent change   Seasonally adjusted  
                                                 Relative                          to Aug. 2008    percent change from- 
                     CPI-U                     importance,                            from-                             
                                                 December                                                               
                                                   2007       July       Aug.                      May     June    July 
                                                              2008       2008      Aug.    July     to      to      to  
                                                                                   2007    2008    June    July    Aug. 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                        
             Expenditure category                                                                                       
                                                                                                                        
 All items....................................    100.000    219.964    219.086     5.4    -0.4     1.1     0.8    -0.1 
 All items (1967=100).........................          -    658.915    656.284       -       -       -       -       - 
                                                                                                                        
  Food and beverages..........................     14.914    215.326    216.419     5.9     0.5     0.7     0.9     0.6 
   Food.......................................     13.833    215.299    216.422     6.1     0.5     0.8     0.9     0.6 
    Food at home..............................      7.660    215.785    217.259     7.5     0.7     1.0     1.2     0.8 
     Cereals and bakery products..............      1.030    250.321    250.080    11.7    -0.1     0.5     1.8    -0.1 
     Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs...........      1.807    205.075    207.488     5.2     1.2     0.8     1.0     1.0 
     Dairy and related products...............       .887    213.981    214.748     6.4     0.4     1.6     1.6     0.4 
     Fruits and vegetables....................      1.156    280.209    283.296    12.0     1.1     2.8     1.2     2.1 
     Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage                                                                                
         materials............................       .928    159.346    160.055     3.4     0.4     0.2     0.7     0.4 
     Other food at home.......................      1.852    185.725    186.991     7.0     0.7     0.4     1.0     0.7 
      Sugar and sweets........................       .277    187.067    187.813     5.4     0.4     0.0     0.4     0.6 
      Fats and oils...........................       .205    201.205    203.059    16.5     0.9     1.9     2.4     1.1 
      Other foods.............................      1.369    199.566    200.961     5.9     0.7     0.2     0.9     0.6 
       Other miscellaneous foods (1) (2)......       .404    120.510    121.033     4.3     0.4    -0.2     1.7     0.4 
    Food away from home (1)...................      6.173    216.376    217.063     4.5     0.3     0.5     0.6     0.3 
     Other food away from home (1) (2)........       .297    151.120    151.133     4.0     0.0     0.1     0.8     0.0 
   Alcoholic beverages........................      1.080    214.394    215.094     3.3     0.3     0.1     0.4     0.4 
                                                                                                                        
  Housing.....................................     42.427    219.610    219.148     3.8    -0.2     0.5     0.6    -0.1 
   Shelter....................................     32.596    248.075    247.985     2.4     0.0     0.3     0.2     0.1 
    Rent of primary residence (3).............      5.765    243.367    244.181     3.8     0.3     0.4     0.3     0.3 
    Lodging away from home (2)................      2.564    153.032    149.146    -0.7    -2.5     0.7     0.7    -1.1 
    Owners' equivalent rent of primary                                                                                  
        residence (3) (4).....................     23.942    252.504    252.957     2.5     0.2     0.3     0.1     0.1 
    Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)..       .325    118.764    118.562     1.4    -0.2     0.6    -0.3    -0.2 
   Fuels and utilities........................      5.128    239.039    235.650    15.3    -1.4     1.8     3.3    -1.1 
    Household energy..........................      4.215    221.742    217.455    17.3    -1.9     2.1     3.8    -1.6 
     Fuel oil and other fuels.................       .351    395.706    367.794    49.2    -7.1     8.5     1.3    -6.5 
     Gas (piped) and electricity (3)..........      3.864    221.805    218.656    14.7    -1.4     1.5     4.0    -1.1 
    Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                
        services (2)..........................       .913    152.063    154.134     6.3     1.4     0.4     0.7     1.3 
   Household furnishings and operations.......      4.702    127.884    128.013     1.2     0.1     0.0     0.4     0.2 
    Household operations (1) (2)..............       .737    148.290    149.169     5.8     0.6     0.7     0.2     0.6 
                                                                                                                        
  Apparel.....................................      3.731    114.357    116.376     1.7     1.8     0.1     1.2     0.5 
   Men's and boys' apparel....................       .935    109.669    110.180     1.1     0.5    -0.9     0.0     0.3 
   Women's and girls' apparel.................      1.600    100.049    104.211     0.9     4.2     0.5     2.0     2.0 
   Infants' and toddlers' apparel.............       .185    109.218    109.558    -0.6     0.3    -0.4    -0.3    -0.8 
   Footwear...................................       .679    122.421    121.982     1.4    -0.4     0.2     1.3    -1.6 
                                                                                                                        
  Transportation..............................     17.688    212.806    206.739    12.1    -2.9     3.8     1.7    -1.5 
   Private transportation.....................     16.583    208.038    201.779    11.8    -3.0     3.8     1.7    -1.6 
    New and used motor vehicles (2)...........      7.191     93.650     93.260    -0.9    -0.4     0.1     0.2    -0.4 
     New vehicles.............................      4.632    134.397    133.404    -1.3    -0.7     0.2     0.2    -0.6 
     Used cars and trucks (1).................      1.773    135.840    135.405    -1.3    -0.3    -0.3    -0.1    -0.3 
    Motor fuel................................      5.482    349.731    323.822    35.9    -7.4    10.1     4.1    -4.2 
     Gasoline (all types).....................      5.215    347.357    321.511    35.6    -7.4    10.1     4.1    -4.2 
    Motor vehicle parts and equipment (1).....       .356    129.118    130.327     7.1     0.9     0.8     1.0     0.9 
    Motor vehicle maintenance and repair......      1.123    234.788    236.125     5.4     0.6     0.6     0.6     0.6 
   Public transportation......................      1.106    270.002    268.487    15.2    -0.6     3.4     1.1     1.1 
                                                                                                                        
  Medical care................................      6.231    363.963    364.477     3.3     0.1     0.2     0.1     0.2 
   Medical care commodities...................      1.601    294.777    295.003     1.3     0.1     0.1    -0.2     0.1 
   Medical care services......................      4.630    385.361    385.990     3.9     0.2     0.3     0.2     0.3 
    Professional services.....................      2.626    311.926    312.396     3.4     0.2     0.3     0.2     0.3 
    Hospital and related services (3).........      1.467    533.558    535.501     6.9     0.4     0.4     0.3     0.6 
                                                                                                                        
  Recreation (2)..............................      5.647    113.277    113.786     2.4     0.4     0.1     0.4     0.5 
   Video and audio (2)........................      1.843    102.203    102.546     0.2     0.3    -0.3     0.0     0.5 
                                                                                                                        
  Education and communication (2).............      6.086    123.445    124.653     3.6     1.0     0.5     0.5     0.2 
   Education (2)..............................      2.944    179.229    183.184     6.0     2.2     0.4     0.5     0.6 
    Educational books and supplies............       .207    444.382    458.989     7.4     3.3     0.2     0.8     2.6 
    Tuition, other school fees, and childcare       2.736    516.264    527.230     5.9     2.1     0.5     0.4     0.5 
   Communication (2)..........................      3.142     84.840     84.701     1.3    -0.2     0.6     0.5    -0.2 
    Information and information processing (1)                                                                          
        (2)...................................      2.975     81.965     81.815     1.1    -0.2     0.5     0.6    -0.2 
     Telephone services (1) (2)...............      2.342    101.339    101.301     2.5     0.0     0.8     0.7     0.0 
     Information technology, hardware and                                                                               
         services (1) (5).....................       .634     10.087     10.012    -4.5    -0.7    -0.5     0.2    -0.7 
      Personal computers and peripheral                                                                                 
          equipment (1) (6)...................       .242     94.711     92.921   -12.8    -1.9    -1.4    -1.0    -1.9 
                                                                                                                        
  Other goods and services....................      3.277    346.810    346.990     4.1     0.1     0.4     0.4     0.2 
   Tobacco and smoking products (1)...........       .731    596.782    597.361     7.6     0.1     1.5     1.2     0.1 
   Personal care..............................      2.546    201.545    201.623     3.1     0.0     0.1     0.1     0.3 
    Personal care products (1)................       .639    158.989    159.252     0.9     0.2     0.0     0.1     0.2 
    Personal care services (1)................       .629    223.719    224.151     3.3     0.2    -0.1     0.1     0.2 
    Miscellaneous personal services...........      1.044    340.077    341.053     4.8     0.3     0.3     0.1     0.4 
                                                                                                                        
          Commodity and service group                                                                                   
                                                                                                                        
 Commodities..................................     41.269    181.087    179.148     7.3    -1.1     1.9     1.2    -0.5 
  Food and beverages..........................     14.914    215.326    216.419     5.9     0.5     0.7     0.9     0.6 
  Commodities less food and beverages.........     26.356    161.301    158.179     8.1    -1.9     2.5     1.3    -1.1 
   Nondurables less food and beverages........     15.519    213.363    207.284    14.9    -2.8     4.1     1.2    -1.8 
    Apparel...................................      3.731    114.357    116.376     1.7     1.8     0.1     1.2     0.5 
    Nondurables less food, beverages, and                                                                               
        apparel...............................     11.787    280.062    268.740    19.1    -4.0     5.7     2.2    -2.0 
   Durables...................................     10.837    111.275    110.779    -1.1    -0.4     0.0     0.2    -0.3 
 Services.....................................     58.731    258.422    258.638     4.1     0.1     0.5     0.5     0.1 
  Rent of shelter (4).........................     32.271    258.637    258.547     2.4     0.0     0.3     0.2     0.1 
  Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)....       .325    118.764    118.562     1.4    -0.2     0.6    -0.3    -0.2 
  Gas (piped) and electricity (3).............      3.864    221.805    218.656    14.7    -1.4     1.5     4.0    -1.1 
  Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                  
      services (2)............................       .913    152.063    154.134     6.3     1.4     0.4     0.7     1.3 
  Household operations (1) (2)................       .737    148.290    149.169     5.8     0.6     0.7     0.2     0.6 
  Transportation services.....................      5.350    247.869    248.806     6.1     0.4     1.1     0.5     0.8 
  Medical care services.......................      4.630    385.361    385.990     3.9     0.2     0.3     0.2     0.3 
  Other services..............................     10.641    295.677    297.923     4.0     0.8     0.4     0.4     0.4 
                                                                                                                        
                Special indexes                                                                                         
                                                                                                                        
 All items less food..........................     86.167    220.758    219.552     5.2    -0.5     1.1     0.8    -0.3 
 All items less shelter.......................     67.404    211.468    210.264     6.8    -0.6     1.4     1.1    -0.2 
 All items less medical care..................     93.769    212.576    211.653     5.5    -0.4     1.1     0.9    -0.2 
 Commodities less food........................     27.436    163.364    160.341     7.9    -1.9     2.4     1.3    -1.1 
 Nondurables less food........................     16.599    213.447    207.769    14.1    -2.7     3.7     1.3    -2.0 
 Nondurables less food and apparel............     12.868    272.612    262.470    17.7    -3.7     5.1     2.1    -2.2 
 Nondurables..................................     30.432    215.628    212.882    10.4    -1.3     2.3     1.1    -0.9 
 Services less rent of shelter (4)............     26.460    277.982    278.606     6.1     0.2     0.8     1.0     0.2 
 Services less medical care services..........     54.101    248.007    248.198     4.1     0.1     0.6     0.6     0.2 
 Energy.......................................      9.698    280.833    266.283    27.2    -5.2     6.6     4.0    -3.1 
 All items less energy........................     90.302    215.335    215.873     3.1     0.2     0.4     0.4     0.3 
  All items less food and energy..............     76.469    216.045    216.476     2.5     0.2     0.3     0.3     0.2 
   Commodities less food and energy                                                                                     
       commodities............................     21.602    139.535    139.785     0.6     0.2     0.1     0.5     0.1 
    Energy commodities........................      5.834    354.423    328.240    36.8    -7.4    10.0     3.9    -4.4 
   Services less energy services..............     54.867    262.323    262.867     3.3     0.2     0.4     0.3     0.2 
 Purchasing power of the consumer dollar                                                                                
     (1982-84=$1.00)..........................          -     $ .455     $ .456       -       -       -       -       - 
 Purchasing power of the consumer dollar                                                                                
     (1967=$1.00).............................          -     $ .152     $ .152       -       -       -       -       - 

   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.
   6 Indexes on a December 2007=100 base.
   - Data not available.
 NOTE:  Index applies to a month as a whole, not to any specific date.

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