Consumer Price Index (CPI) of all urban consumers in the United States from 1992 to 2018

Consumer Price Index of all urban consumers 1992-2018 This statistic shows the consumer price index for urban consumers in the United States of America from 1992 to 2018. In 2018, the CPI was 251.11. Data represents U.S. city averages.
The monthly inflation rate for the United States can be found here.

United States urban Consumer Price Index (CPI)

The U.S. Consumer Price Index is a measure of change in the price of consumer goods and services purchased by households. The CPI is defined by the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics as "a measure of the average change over time in the prices paid by urban consumers for a market basket of consumer goods and services." To calculate the CPI, the Bureau of Labor Statistics considers the price of goods and services from various categories: housing, transportation, apparel, food & beverage, medical care, recreation, education and other/uncategorized. The CPI is a useful measure, as it indicates how the cost of urban living in the United States has changed over time, compared to a base period. CPI is also used to calculate inflation, or change in the purchasing power of money.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the U.S. urban CPI has been rising steadily since 1992. As of 2018, the CPI was 251.11, up from 215.3 ten years earlier and up from 160.5 twenty years earlier. This indicates the extent to which, compared to a base period 1982-1984 = 100, the price of various goods and services has risen.
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Consumer Price Index (100=1982-1984)
'18251.11
'17245.12
'16240.01
'15237.02
'14 236.74
'13 232.96
'12 229.59
'11 224.94
'10 218.06
'09 214.54
'08 215.3
'07 207.34
'06 201.6
'05 195.3
'04 188.9
'03 184
'02 179.9
'01 177.1
'00 172.2
'99 166.6
'98 163
'97 160.5
'96 156.9
'95 152.4
'94 148.2
'93 144.5
'92 140.3
Consumer Price Index (100=1982-1984)
'18251.11
'17245.12
'16240.01
'15237.02
'14 236.74
'13 232.96
'12 229.59
'11 224.94
'10 218.06
'09 214.54
'08 215.3
'07 207.34
'06 201.6
'05 195.3
'04 188.9
'03 184
'02 179.9
'01 177.1
'00 172.2
'99 166.6
'98 163
'97 160.5
'96 156.9
'95 152.4
'94 148.2
'93 144.5
'92 140.3
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This statistic shows the consumer price index for urban consumers in the United States of America from 1992 to 2018. In 2018, the CPI was 251.11. Data represents U.S. city averages.
The monthly inflation rate for the United States can be found here.

United States urban Consumer Price Index (CPI)

The U.S. Consumer Price Index is a measure of change in the price of consumer goods and services purchased by households. The CPI is defined by the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics as "a measure of the average change over time in the prices paid by urban consumers for a market basket of consumer goods and services." To calculate the CPI, the Bureau of Labor Statistics considers the price of goods and services from various categories: housing, transportation, apparel, food & beverage, medical care, recreation, education and other/uncategorized. The CPI is a useful measure, as it indicates how the cost of urban living in the United States has changed over time, compared to a base period. CPI is also used to calculate inflation, or change in the purchasing power of money.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the U.S. urban CPI has been rising steadily since 1992. As of 2018, the CPI was 251.11, up from 215.3 ten years earlier and up from 160.5 twenty years earlier. This indicates the extent to which, compared to a base period 1982-1984 = 100, the price of various goods and services has risen.
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January 2019
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United States
Survey time period
1992 to 2018
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The data represents U.S. city averages. The base period was 1982-84=100. A consumer price index (CPI) measures changes in the price level of consumer goods and services purchased by households. The CPI is defined by the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics as "a measure of the average change over time in the prices paid by urban consumers for a market basket of consumer goods and services."
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