Consumer Price Inflation

Summary: Urban consumer prices for all goods and services

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This database provides urban consumer prices for all  goods and services, as measured by changes in the Consumer Price Index (CPI-U).  A limited number of measures are available starting in 1913. Most are available for shorter periods. 


Data are not available for all combinations of items, areas, and time periods.  Data are presented as indexes or percentage changes for the preceding 12-month period.  For additional details on categories and methodology, see Consumer Price Index.  For background on calculating the percentage change bases on index values, see Calculating Consumer Price Changes

Geographic Coverage: U.S., Metropolitan Area

Periodicity: Monthly

Series Begins/Ends: 1913 - 2023