Consumer Price Index for selected U.S. cities 2019

This statistic shows the Consumer Price Index for urban consumers for selected cities and metropolitan areas in the United States of America in 2019. In 2019, the CPI in U.S. cities averaged at 255.66. However, the CPI for the New York-Newark-Jersey City metropolitan area amounted to about 278.16. Prices in New York city were significantly higher than the U.S. average.

The monthly inflation rate for the United States can be found here.

Consumer Price Index (CPI) of all urban consumers for selected cities and metro areas in the U.S. in 2019

Consumer Price Index (100=1982-1984)
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA299.43
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA295
Urban Hawaii281.59
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH281.08
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA278.16
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA277.98
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA274.11
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL269.78
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO267
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV264.78
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD256.89
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD256.62
U.S. City Average255.66
Minneapolis-St.Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI250.11
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA243.73
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI241.18
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX237.73
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI235.27
St. Louis, MO-IL231.19
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX228.8
Urban Alaska228.68
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL228.13
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Release date

January 2020


United States

Survey time period


Supplementary notes

The data represents U.S. city annual 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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