Consumer Price Index

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Consumer Price Index -- Urban Consumers

Updated: April 2014

The U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, has released the following consumer price index data for all urban consumers for March 2013.
ALL ITEMS (Index);
Base is 1982-84 equals 100
U.S.
236.293
Philadelphia
N/A
Pittsburgh
N/A
(semi annually)
Percent Change 12 months 1.5 N/A N.A
2 months
1.0
N/A
N/A
1 month
0.6
N/A N/A

The CPI Index for Philadelphia is bimonthly beginning with Feb 1998. The
CPI Index for Pittsburgh is semiannually beginning with July 1998.
Indexes are not seasonally adjusted.
Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics

CPI-U MONTHLY INDEXES

(Base 1982-84=100)
The CPI Index for Philadelphia is bimonthly beginning with February 1998. The CPI Index for Pittsburgh is semiannually beginning with July 1998.
U.S. CPI-U
MONTHLY
(all cities)
Index
12-Month
% Change
PHILADELPHIA
Index
12-Month
% Change
PITTSBURGH
Index
12-Month
% Change
2014 U.S. %
Philadelphia
% Pittsburgh %
March 236.293 1.5 -- -- -- --
Feb 234.781 1.1 242.584 1.0 -- --
Jan 233.916 1.6 -- -- 235.719 0.9
2013 U.S. %
Philadelphia
% Pittsburgh %
Dec 233.049 1.5 241.383 1.2 -- --
Nov 233.069 1.2 -- -- -- --
Oct 233.546 1.0 241.141 0.3 -- --
Sept 234.149 1.2 -- -- -- --
Aug 233.877 1.5 242.128 1.1 -- --
July 233.596 2.0 -- -- 236.009 1.6
June 233.504 1.8 240.990 1.5 -- --
May 232.945 1.4 -- -- -- --
April 232.531 1.1 240.345 1.1 -- --
Mar 232.773 1.5 -- -- -- --
Feb 232.166 2.0 240.137 1.8 -- --
Jan 230.280 1.6 -- -- 233.539 2.6
2012 U.S. %
Philadelphia
% Pittsburgh %
Dec 229.601 1.7 238.492 1.8 -- --
Nov 230.221 1.8 -- -- -- --
Oct 231.317 2.2 240.537 2.2 -- --
Sept 231.407 2.0 -- -- -- --
Aug 230.370 1.7 239.557 1.4 -- --
July 229.104 1.4 -- -- 232.249 4.3
June 229.478 1.7 237.405 1.3 -- --
May 229.815 1.7 -- -- -- --
April 230.085 2.3 237.782 2.0 -- --
March 229.392 2.7 -- -- -- --
Feb 227.663 2.9 235.857 2.2 -- --
Jan 226.665 2.9 -- -- 227.513 5.2
2011 U.S. %
Philadelphia
% Pittsburgh %
Dec 225.672 3.0 234.312 2.8 -- --
Nov 226.230 3.4 -- -- -- --
Oct 226.421 3.5 235.440 3.0 -- --
Sept 226.889 3.9 -- -- -- --
Aug 226.545 3.8 236.196 3.4 -- --
July 225.922 3.6 -- -- 222.651 3.8
June 225.722 3.6 234.463 2.8 -- --
May 225.964 3.6 -- -- -- --
April 224.906 3.2 233.143 2.5 -- --
March 223.467 2.7 -- -- -- --
Feb 221.309 2.1 230.878 1.9 -- --
Jan 220.223 1.6 -- -- 216.345 1.2
2010 U.S. %
Philadelphia
% Pittsburgh %
Dec 219.179 1.5 228.017 1.4 -- --
Nov 218.803 1.1 -- -- -- --
Oct 218.711 1.2 228.543 1.7 -- --
Sept 218.439 1.1 -- -- -- --
Aug 218.312 1.1 228.500 1.1 -- --
July 218.011 1.2 -- -- 214.470 1.9
June 217.965 1.1 228.074 1.9 -- --
May 218.178 2.0 -- -- -- --
April 218.009 2.2 227.432 2.6 -- --
Mar 217.631 2.3 -- -- -- --
Feb 216.741 2.1 226.529 2.8 -- --
Jan 216.687 2.6 -- -- 213.774 0.3
2009 U.S. %
Philadelphia
% Pittsburgh %
Dec 215.949 2.7 224.800 3.0 -- --
Nov 216.330 1.8 -- -- -- --
Oct 216.177 -0.2 224.787 -0.1 -- --
Sept 215.969 -1.3 -- -- -- --
Aug 215.834 -1.5 226.039 -1.0 -- --
July 215.351 -2.1 -- -- 210.468 0.5
June 215.693 -1.4 223.810 -2.0 -- --
May 213.856 -1.3 -- -- -- --
April 213.240 -0.7 221.686 -0.9 -- --
Mar 212.709 -0.4 -- -- -- --
Feb. 212.193 0.2 220.262 -0.3 -- --
Jan. 211.143 0.0 -- -- 213.084 4.8
2008 U.S. %
Philadelphia
% Pittsburgh %
Dec. 210.228 0.1 218.186 -0.4 -- --
Nov. 212.425 1.1 -- -- -- --
Oct. 216.573 3.7 225.113 2.8 -- --
Sept 218.783 4.9 -- -- -- --
Aug 219.086 5.4 228.337 4.4 -- --
July 219.964 5.6 -- -- 209.486 4.9
June 218.815 5.0 228.408 5.1 -- --
May 216.632 4.2 -- -- -- --
Apr 214.823 3.9 223.622 3.9 -- --
Mar 213.528 4.0 -- -- -- --
Feb 211.693 4.0 220.935 3.7 -- --
Jan 211.080 4.3 -- -- 203.295 3.4
2007 U.S. %
Philadelphia
% Pittsburgh %
Dec 210.036 4.1 219.025 3.5 -- --
Nov 210.177 4.3 -- -- -- --
Oct 208.936 3.5 218.929 3.5 -- --
Sept 208.490 2.8 -- -- -- --
Aug 207.917 2.0 218.692 1.1 -- --
July 208.299 2.4 -- -- 199.672 2.5
June 208.352 2.7 217.255 1.6 -- --
May 207.949 2.7 -- -- -- --
April 206.686 2.6 215.270 1.7 -- --
March 205.352 2.8 -- -- -- --
Feb 203.499 2.4 213.152 2.0 196.6 2.6
Jan 202.416 2.1 -- -- -- --
2006 U.S. %
Philadelphia
% Pittsburgh %
Dec 201.8 2.5 211.6 3.3 -- --
Nov 201.5 2.0 -- -- -- --
Oct 201.8 3.8 211.6 2.0 -- --
Sept 202.9 2.1 -- -- -- --
Aug 203.9 1.3 216.4 4.7 -- --
July 203.5 4.1 -- -- 194.8 3.7
June 202.9 4.3 213.9 4.4 -- --
May 202.5 4.2 -- -- -- --
Apr 201.5 3.5 211.6 4.1 -- --
Mar 199.8 3.4 -- -- -- --
Feb 198.7 3.6 209.0 4.4 -- --
Jan 198.3 4.0 -- -- -- --
2005 U.S. %
Philadelphia
% Pittsburgh %
Dec 196.8 3.4 204.9 3.6 191.7 3.8
Nov 197.6 3.5 -- -- -- --
Oct 199.2 4.3 207.5 3.6 -- --
Sept 198.8 4.7 -- -- -- --
Aug 196.4 3.6 206.6 3.8 -- --
July 195.4 3.2 -- -- -- --
June 194.5 2.8 204.8 3.4 187.8 3.5
May 194.4 2.8 -- -- -- --
April 194.6 3.5 203.3 4.4 -- --
March 193.3 3.1 -- -- -- --
Feb 191.8 3.0 200.1 4.5 -- --
Jan 190.7 3.0 -- -- -- --
2004 U.S. %
Philadelphia
% Pittsburgh %
Dec 190.3 3.3 197.8 4.7 184.7 3.7
Nov 191.0 3.5 -- -- -- --
Oct 190.9 3.2 200.2 5.2 -- --
Sept 189.9 2.5 -- -- -- --
Aug 189.5 2.7 199.1 4.2 -- --
July 189.4 3.0 -- -- -- --
June 189.7 3.3 198.0 4.4 181.4 2.5
May 189.1 3.1 -- -- -- --
April 188.0 2.3 194.8 4.1 -- --
March 187.4 1.7 -- -- -- --
Feb 186.2 1.7
191.4
2.6 -- --
Jan 185.2 1.9
--
-- -- --
2003 U.S. %
Philadelphia
% Pittsburgh %
Dec 184.3 1.9
189.0
2.0 178.1 1.8
Nov 184.5 1.8 -- -- -- --
Oct 185.0 2.0 190.3 2.4 -- --
Sept 185.2 2.3 -- -- -- --
Aug 184.6 2.2
191.1
1.5 -- --
July 183.9 2.1 -- -- -- --
June 183.7 2.1
189.7
1.8 176.9 2.3
May 183.5 2.1
--
-- -- --
April 183.8 2.2
187.2
2.2 -- --
March 184.2 3.0
--
-- -- --
Feb 183.1 3.0
186.6
2.5 -- --
Jan 181.7 2.6
--
-- 175.0 1.4
2002 U.S. %
Philadelphia
% Pittsburgh %
Dec 180.9 2.4
185.3
3.0 175.0 1.4
Nov 181.3 2.2
--
-- -- --
Oct
181.3
2.0
185.8
1.6
--
--
Sept 181.0 1.5
--
-- -- --
Aug 180.7 1.8
188.3
3.0 -- --
July 180.1 1.5
--
-- -- --
June 179.9 1.1
186.3
2.1
172.9 0.3
May 179.8 1.2
--
-- -- --
April 179.8 1.6
183.1
1.0 -- --
March 178.8 1.5
--
-- -- --
Feb 177.8 1.1
182.0
1.7 -- --
Jan 177.1 1.1
--
-- -- --
2001 U.S. %
Philadelphia
% Pittsburgh %
Dec 176.7 1.6
179.9
1.4 172.5 2.1
  Nov 177.4 1.9
--
-- -- --
  Oct 177.7 2.1
182.9
2.8 -- --
  Sept 178.3 2.6
--
-- -- --
Aug 177.5 2.7
182.8
3.0 -- --
July 177.5 2.7
--
-- -- --
June 178.0 3.2
182.5
3.3 172.4 3.3
May 177.7 3.6
--
-- -- --
April 176.9 3.3
181.2
3.1 -- --
March 176.2 2.9
--
-- -- --
Feb 175.8 3.5
179.0
2.4 -- --
Jan 175.1 3.7
--
-- -- --
2000 U.S. %
Philadelphia
% Pittsburgh %
Dec 174.0 3.4
177.5
2.7 169.0 3.3
Nov 174.1 3.4
--
-- -- --
Oct 174.0 3.4
177.9
2.0 -- --
Sept 173.7 3.5
--
-- -- --
Aug 172.8 3.4
177.5
2.5 -- --
July 172.8 3.7
--
-- -- --
June 172.4 3.7
176.6
2.6 166.9 3.4
May 171.5 3.2
--
-- -- --
April 171.3 3.1
175.8
2.7 -- --
March 171.2 3.8
--
-- -- --
Feb 169.8 3.2
174.8
3.7 -- --
Jan 168.8 2.7
--
-- -- --
1999 U.S. %
Philadelphia
% Pittsburgh %
Dec 168.3 2.7
172.9
2.3 163.6 2.1
Nov 168.3 2.6
--
-- -- --
Oct 168.2 2.6
174.4
2.4 -- --
Sept 167.9 2.6
--
-- -- --
Aug 167.1 2.3
173.1
2.7 -- --
July 166.7 2.1
--
-- -- --
June 166.2 2.0
172.1
2.4 161.4 2.1
May 166.2 2.1
--
-- -- --
April 166.2 2.3
171.1
2.4 -- --
March 165.0 1.7
--
-- -- --
Feb 164.5 1.6
168.6
1.0 -- --
Jan 164.3 1.7
--
-- -- --
1998 U.S. %
Philadelphia
% Pittsburgh
Dec 163.9 1.6
172.9
1.6 160.3 2.0
Nov 164.0 1.5
--
-- -- --
Oct 164.0 1.5
170.3
1.6 -- --
Sept 163.6 1.5
--
-- -- --
Aug 163.2 1.6
168.6
1.1 -- --
July 163.2 1.7
--
-- -- --
June 163.0 1.7
168.0
1.1 158.1 --
May 162.8 1.7
--
-- -- --
April 162.5 1.4
167.1
0.7 -- --
March 162.5 1.4
--
-- -- --
Feb 161.9 1.4
167.0
0.7 -- --
Jan 161.6 1.6
--
-- -- --
1997 U.S. %
Philadelphia
% Pittsburgh %
Dec 161.3 1.7
166.4
1.3 157.1 1.1
Nov 161.5 1.8
166.4
1.3 -- --
Oct 161.6 2.1
167.7
1.7 157.9 2.2
Sept 161.2 2.2
168.6
2.5 -- --
Aug 160.8 2.2
166.8
2.0 157.5 2.5
July 160.5 2.2
166.4
2.2 -- --
June 160.3 2.3
166.1
2.3 157.4 2.7
May 160.1 2.2
166.0
2.6 -- --
April 160.2 2.5
166.0
2.4 156.6 2.5
March 160.0 2.8
166.1
2.5 -- --
Feb 159.6 3.0
165.8
2.9 156.2 3.4
Jan 159.1 3.0
165.1
3.0 -- --
1996 U.S. %
Philadelphia
% Pittsburgh
Dec 158.6 3.3
164.3
3.3 155.4 3.6
Nov 158.6 3.3
164.3
2.9 -- --
Oct 158.3 3.0
164.9
2.8 154.5 2.7
Sept 157.8 3.0
164.5
2.6 -- --
Aug 157.3 2.9
163.6
2.5 153.6 2.3
July 157.0 3.0
162.8
2.5 -- --
June 156.7 2.8
162.3
2.5 153.2 2.7
May 156.6 2.9
161.8
2.5 -- --
April 156.3 2.9
162.1
2.7 152.8 2.6
March 155.7 2.8
162.0
2.5 -- --
Feb 154.9 2.7
161.2
2.2 151.1 2.6
Jan 154.4
2.7
160.3
2.4 -- --
1995 U.S. %
Philadelphia
Pittsburgh
Dec 153.5 2.5
159.1
2.4 150.0 2.4
Nov
153.6
2.6
159.6
1.9 -- --
Oct 153.7 2.8
160.4
2.4 150.5 2.8
Sept 153.2 2.5
160.3
2.6 -- --
Aug 152.9 2.6
159.6
2.5 150.1 3.0
July 152.5 2.8
158.9
2.3 -- --
June 152.5 3.0
158.4
2.5 149.2 3.6
May 152.2 3.2
157.8
3.0 -- --
April 151.9 3.1
157.8
3.1 148.9 3.5
March 151.4 2.9
158.0
2.9 -- --
Feb 150.9 2.9
157.8
3.2 147.3 3.3
Jan 150.3 2.8
156.6
2.7 -- --

Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics

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