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Table 1. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U. S. city average, by expenditure category
Table 1. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, by expenditure category, May 2021
[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Expenditure category
Relative
importance
Apr.
2021
Unadjusted indexes
Unadjusted percent change
Seasonally adjusted percent change

May
2020
Apr.
2021
May
2021
May
2020-
May
2021
Apr.
2021-
May
2021
Feb.
2021-
Mar.
2021
Mar.
2021-
Apr.
2021
Apr.
2021-
May
2021
All items100.000256.394267.054269.1955.00.80.60.80.6
Food
13.928268.439273.090274.2122.20.40.10.40.4
Food at home
7.686253.827254.760255.5160.70.30.10.40.4
Cereals and bakery products
0.982284.937285.377286.6490.60.4-0.10.40.5
Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs
1.738275.405271.459275.7760.11.60.10.51.3
Dairy and related products
0.767230.166230.170230.3800.10.1-0.50.60.4
Fruits and vegetables
1.344306.798314.973315.7482.90.21.00.80.0
Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials
0.918178.234179.570177.814-0.2-1.0-0.20.3-0.5
Other food at home
1.937218.988220.143219.6640.3-0.20.00.10.0
Food away from home(1)
6.242291.709301.819303.4814.00.60.10.30.6
Energy
6.941183.076229.116235.33928.52.75.0-0.10.0
Energy commodities
3.809173.138257.289267.53254.54.08.9-1.4-0.6
Fuel oil(1)
0.095180.999267.262272.99050.82.13.2-3.22.1
Motor fuel
3.648169.882253.648264.13555.54.19.1-1.3-0.7
Gasoline (all types)3.570168.528252.603263.17056.24.29.1-1.4-0.7
Energy services
3.133201.752211.838214.3356.21.20.61.50.7
Electricity
2.412211.988218.627220.9484.21.10.01.20.3
Utility (piped) gas service
0.721168.316188.129191.08313.51.62.52.41.7
All items less food and energy
79.131265.799273.968275.8933.80.70.30.90.7
Commodities less food and energy commodities
20.325142.964149.915152.2176.51.50.12.01.8
Apparel
2.739114.582120.656120.9515.60.2-0.30.31.2
New vehicles
3.684147.222149.892152.1433.31.50.00.51.6
Used cars and trucks
2.998138.383168.647179.53229.76.50.510.07.3
Medical care commodities(1)
1.539384.304377.284377.191-1.90.00.10.60.0
Alcoholic beverages
1.019257.713261.265261.7111.60.20.30.20.4
Tobacco and smoking products(1)
0.6121,156.1791,238.3481,240.0827.30.10.60.20.1
Services less energy services
58.806342.801351.265352.7212.90.40.40.50.4
Shelter
32.857325.265331.354332.4542.20.30.30.40.3
Rent of primary residence7.709340.811346.267347.0161.80.20.20.20.2
Owners' equivalent rent of residences(2)23.838334.052340.162341.0952.10.30.20.20.3
Medical care services
7.209562.701572.108571.2551.5-0.10.10.0-0.1
Physicians' services(1)1.836389.329405.869405.7444.20.00.3-0.30.0
Hospital services(3)2.205352.287361.585361.2852.6-0.10.60.20.2
Transportation services
5.200297.882324.519331.18811.22.11.82.91.5
Motor vehicle maintenance and repair(1)1.090305.574315.177314.1642.8-0.31.00.2-0.3
Motor vehicle insurance1.622486.761567.509569.01016.90.33.32.50.7
Airline fares0.668201.649222.953250.20924.112.20.410.27.0
Footnotes
(1) Not seasonally adjusted.
(2) Indexes on a December 1982=100 base.
(3) Indexes on a December 1996=100 base.
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