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Consumer
Prices in the
United States
1 9 5 9 - 6 8

Tre n d s
a n d In d e x e s
B u l l e t i n1 6 4 7
U S DEPARTMENT
O F LABOR
B ureau of
Labor S tatistics




Consumer
Prices in the
United States
1959-68
T re n d s
an d In d ex es
B u lle tin 1 6 4 7
U.S. DEPARTMENT
OF LABOR
George P. Shultz,
Secretary
Bureau of
Labor Statistics
Geoffrey H. Moore,
Commissioner

1970

For Sale by the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D. C. 20402. Price 70 cents.










Preface
T he tren d o f c o n su m e r p r ic e s fo r the 1 0 -y e a r p e r io d ,
1959—68 is a n a ly z e d in th is b u lle tin . T a b le s o f in d e x e s and
r e la te d d ata fo r th e y e a r s 1964^-68 and te c h n ic a l n o te s d e ­
s c r ib in g c h a n g e s m a d e in in d e x p r ic in g and c a lc u la tio n p r o ­
c e d u r e s s in c e the c o m p le tio n o f the c o m p r e h e n siv e r e v is io n
in J a n u a ry 1964 a ls o a r e in c lu d e d . T h is p u b lic a tio n is the
m o s t r e c e n t in a s e r ie s o f b u lle tin s d e s c r ib in g tr e n d s in
c o n su m e r p r ic e s . B u lle tin 1256 c o v e r e d the y e a r s 1953—58.
B u lle tin 1165 in c lu d e d th e y e a r s 1949—5 2, and b u lle tin s 699
and 966 c o v e r e d th e y e a r s 1913—4 1 . T e c h n ic a l c h a n g e s in
the C o n su m e r P r ic e In d ex and h is t o r ic a l ta b le s of in d e x e s
fo r the y e a r s 1959—63 w e r e in c lu d e d in b u lle tin 1554.
T h is b u lle tin w a s p r e p a r e d in th e B u r e a u 's O ffic e of
P r ic e s and L iv in g C o n d itio n s b y J u lia S. B a rto n , J a m e s C.
D a u g h e r ty , H a r r ie tt J. H a r p e r , W illia m D . L a w lo r , and
Joh n A . R o y s e , in the D iv is io n o f C o n su m e r P r ic e s and
P r ic e I n d e x e s.

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Contents

Page
P r ic e tr e n d s _______________________________________________________________________________________________ 1
B a ck g ro u n d __________________________________________________________________________________________________ 1
T h e ec o n o m y and p r ic e s — D e c e m b e r 1958 to June 1965 _________________________________________ 1
M id - 1965 th ro u g h 1 9 6 8 __________________________________________________________________________________ 2
T a x c h a n g e s ______________________________________________________________________________________________ 6
M ajor g r o u p s of g o o d s and s e r v ic e s , 1959—68 ___________________________________________________________ 6
S e r v ic e s __________________________________________________________________________________________________ 6
F o o d ___________________________________________________________________________________________
10
C o n su m e r d u r a b le s ____________________________________________________________________________________ 14
N o n d u ra b les o th er than fo o d _______________________________________________________________
17
T e c h n ic a l n o te s ______________________________________________________________________________________________ 20
T a b le s :
1. C o m p a r iso n of o ld and n ew s e r ie s C o n su m e r P r ic e In d ex __________________________________ 30
2. C o n su m e r P r ic e In d ex r e la t iv e im p o r ta n c e of m a jo r g r o u p s and su b g r o u p s, U .S .
c ity a v e r a g e and 23 s e le c te d m e tr o p o lita n a r e a s , O c to b e r , N o v e m b e r , and
D e c e m b e r 1968
31
C h a rts:
1. C o n su m e r P r ic e In d ex g r o u p in g s , p e r c e n t c h a n g e s , 1958—1968 ___________________________ 3
2. C o n su m e r and w h o le s a le p r ic e in d e x e s , s e le c te d g r o u p s, a n n u a lly , 1958—1968 ------------- 4
3. S e le c te d s e r v ic e s , p e r c e n t c h a n g e s , 1958—1968 _________________________________________________ 8
4. S e le c te d fo o d it e m s , p e r c e n t c h a n g e s , 1958—1968 ____________________________________________ 12
5. S e le c te d c o n su m e r d u r a b le s , p e r c e n t c h a n g e s , 1958—1968 _________________________________ 15
6. N o n d u r a b le s, l e s s fo o d , p e r c e n t c h a n g e s , 1958—1968 ________________________________________ 18
T a b u la r su m m a r y __________________________________________________________________________________________ 32




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Consumer Prices in the United States, 1959—68
P r ic e

T re n d s

D uring the 10-year period 1959-68, the C onsum er P ric e Index ro se 19 percent.
U ntil m id -1965, in c re a se s w ere m od erate, and averaged about 1. 2 percent annually. The
rate of in c re a se began to a c c e le ra te in June 1965, and averaged m ore than 3.5 percent
p er y ear for the rem aind er of the period.
Background

In the post-W orld W ar II period before 1959, m ost of the 48 percen t rise in con­
sum er p ric e s had o ccu rred during th ree d istin ct perio ds: 1 3 4 4 —4 8 , when pent-up dem and
and rem oval of p rice con trols led to a sharp in crease; 1950—51, the beginning of the
K orean W ar; and 1955—57, a period of unprecedented bu sin ess expansion. P ric e declines
during this period w ere infrequent and sh o rt-liv ed . The post-W orld W ar II period began
with an abundance of liquid a sse ts and a sc a rcity of physical a sse ts, such as plant and
equipm ent, in ven tories, housing, and consum er du rab les. As a re su lt of the enorm ous
backlog of dem and for goods that had built up during the w ar y e a rs, business firm s and
households w ere eager spenders in the late 1940, s. R em oval of p rice controls in 1946
freed the econom y to re a c t to the dem and which had been re stra in e d during the w ar. The
C onsum er P ric e Index advanced m ore than 30 p ercen t in a little over 2 y ears (June 1946—
August 1948). As a re su lt of the re c e ssio n which began in 1948, how ever, food p rices
fell, and the rise in other p ric e s slowed down.
The K orean W ar set new econom ic forces in m otion as a wave of buying in an tici­
pation of shortages swept the country; p ric e s w ere ra ise d during the f irs t 9 m onths of
h o stilities in p rep aratio n for possible p rice con trols. Betw een June 1950 and F eb ru ary 1951,
the C onsum er P ric e Index advanced at the rate of 1 p ercent a m onth. P ric e controls
w ere adopted e a rly in 1951, though they w ere far le ss strin g en t than those of W orld W ar
II, and as the c ris is passed, the con trols w ere gradually relaxed. S everal y e a rs of r e l­
ative p rice stab ility followed. H ow ever, betw een 1955 and 1957, la rg e -sc a le investm ent
expenditures led to renew ed p re ssu re on p ric e s, causing them to advance by 8 p ercent
betw een D ecem ber 1955 and June 1958, after which they leveled off.
The Econom y and P ric e s — D ecem ber 1958 to June 1965
P ric e in c re a se s averaged le ss than 1. 3 p ercen t per year from D ecem ber 1958 to
m id -1965, and m arked the longest perio d of relativ e p rice stab ility since the 1930's.
Econom ic activity followed a balanced and fa irly steady upw ard path. W holesale p ric e s,
which had in c re a se d at an annual ra te of 2. 2 percen t betw een the f irs t q u arter of 1947
and the f irs t q u a rte r of 1958, slow ed to an annual rate of le ss than 0. 4 p ercen t betw een
D ecem ber 1958 and m id -1965. The p e rsiste n t but relativ ely slow rise in consum er
p rices during this perio d com pared w ith an average annual rate of 3. 2 p ercen t betw een
D ecem ber 1946 and D ecem ber 1958. Of all consum er p ric e s, serv ices which in creased
an average of 2.5 percen t a y ear betw een 1958 and m id -1965 ro se app reciably m ore than
com m odities. M oderate dem and and generally decreasin g unit labor costs held p rice
advances to about 1 percen t a y ear for m ost consum er goods over this period.




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Betw een the la st q u a rte r of 1958 and the second q u a rte r of 1965, the g ro ss national
product (GNP) in creased m ore than 45 p ercent, in d u strial production clim bed 43 percent,
and re ta il sales w ere ahead about 39 percen t. R eal spendable w eekly earnings of a factory
w orker with th ree dependents ro se 11 percent, but unem ploym ent was high. Indu strial
re so u rc e s, following th eir trem endous expansion betw een 1955 and 1957 w ere underutilized
and excess capacity, coupled with in creased productivity, was a m ajo r m oderating influence
on upw ard p rice p re s s u re s . The ra te of advance in consum ption expenditures slipped, as
p erso n al incom e ro se at a slow er rate and p erso n al taxes continued high, although an in ­
com e tax reduction was enacted in 1964 and F e d e ra l excise taxes on a wide v ariety of
goods and se rv ic e s w ere cut o r elim inated com pletely in m id -1965.
Price Changes for Major Groups of the Consumer Price Index
Major group
All items -------------------------------------F ood -----------------------------------------------------Nondurables less food -----------------------------Durables ----------------------------------------------Services-------------------------------------------------

Dec. 1958June 1965
9. 2
9.4
7.4
1. 1
16. 2

Percent changes
June 1965—
Dec. 1968
12.4
10.1
12.1

5. 9
17.4

Dec. 1958Dec. 1968
22.7
20.5
20.4
7. 1
36.5

Advancing serv ice costs provided m uch of the im petus to the m ovem ent in the index
from 1958 to m id -1965 but the rate of advance was below the rate which had been e x ­
perien ced e a rlie r. The stab ility of w holesale p rices during th is period (chart 2) helped
to ease p re s s u re on re ta il com m odity p rices and held th eir average rate of advance to
slightly m o re than 1 percen t per y e a r. The cut in F e d e ra l excise taxes in m id -1965 r e ­
sulted in p rice reductions for m any item s, p articu larly new c a rs and household du rab les.
Food p ric e s, which had ris e n only 6 p ercen t betw een D ecem ber 1958 and D ecem ber 1964,
clim bed an additional 3 percen t by m id -1965. T his advance resu lted p rim arily from
higher m eat p ric e s stem m ing p a rtia lly from cyclically low er supplies and p artially from
prod ucer reactio n to low p ric e s in the previous y ear. Supplem enting higher m eat p rices
w ere in c re a se s in the p ric e s of fre sh fru its and vegetables caused by unfavorable w eather.
M id -1965 through 1968
A speed-up in the econom y began in m id -1965 when an upsurge in defense expendi­
tu re s was added to an econom y already operating at a relativ ely high ra te . By the end
of 1965, the econom ic clim ate had shifted from one of m od erate to one of rapid expansion.
W holesale p ric e s, which had rem ained virtually stable since 1958, ro se 4 .4 p ercen t in
1965; farm products, foods, and feeds dom inated the in c re a se . C onsum er p rices also
began to advance at an acce le ra te d ra te . C harges for consum er se rv ic e s led the advance.
This reflected the effects of the in itiation of the m ed icare pro g ram and m ig ration of w o rk ­
e rs out of low paying serv ice jobs. The rise in consum er serv ices costs was the re su lt
of higher ra te s for pro fessio n al m edical se rv ic e s, hospital serv ice ch arg es, and auto­
m obile in su ran ce. R etail food p ric e s, following th e ir rise in the f irs t half of 1965, leveled
off in the second half and ro se only an additional 0.5 p ercen t. R etail p rices of consum er
durables actually declined, p artly because of reductions in F e d e ra l excise taxes on new
autom obiles and appliances.
D uring m o st of 1966 the econom y op erated at the highest ra te s of capacity utilization
in m ore than a decade, and risin g aggregate dem and put con siderable upw ard p re ssu re on
p ric e s. W holesale p ric e s continued to m ove up, but a drop in w holesale p rices of farm
products and foods in the la st q u a rte r of 1966 held the advance for the year to 1.7 percent.
The 3. 3 p ercen t ris e in the C onsum er P ric e Index during 1966 w as at th at tim e the la rg e st
y e a r-to -y e a r in c re a se since the K orean W ar. Much of the in c re a se in consum er p ric e s in
1 9 6 5 had been due to higher food p ric e s, but in 1966 p rices of all m ajo r com ponents began




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C hart 1.

C O N S U M E R P R IC E IN D E X G R O U P IN G S
P e rc e n t C h a n g e s, 1 9 5 8 -1 9 6 8

Percent
40
|

December 1958 - June 1965

□

June 1965 - December 1968

□

December 1958 - December 1968

30

20

—

10

—

A L L ITEMS




Food

Nondurables
le ss food

Durables

Service s

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Chart 2

C O N S U M E R

A N D W H O L E S A L E P R IC E IN D E X E S

S e le c t e d G r o u p s , A n n u a lly , 1 9 5 8 - 1 9 6 8

(1957 -59 = 100)

Index
135

Wm

C P I - A ll S e r v ic e s

T

CPI - A L L ITEMS

CPI - A l l C o m m o d i t i e s

m

1958




60

62

64

66

WPI - A l l C o m m o d i t i e s

1968

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to advance m ore rapidly. In crea ses in food p r ice s w ere rein forced by an a c celera tio n in
the r ise in ch arges for consu m er s e r v ic e s and for nondurable goods other than food.
P r ic e s of consu m er du rables, w hich had d eclin ed in 1965 m ainly b ecau se of e x c ise tax
cu ts, m oved up fra ctio n a lly in 1966.
O ver the w hole period betw een 1958 and 1965 se r v ic e c o sts advanced at a rate of
about 2. 5 p ercen t per y ea r. In 1966, how ever, they in crea sed n early 5 p ercen t and m ade
up about o n e-h a lf of the annual change in the C onsum er P ric e Index. In crea ses w ere
p a rticu larly sign ifican t in the m ed ica l and fin an cial a r e a s. In terest ra tes on conventional
fir s t m o rtg a g es ro se to record le v e ls , and advanced from 5 .8 p ercen t in D ecem b er 1965
to n early 6. 5 p ercen t in D ecem b er 1966, due to a "tight" m oney supply, the resu lt of
r e str ic tiv e m onetary p o lic ie s adopted in late 1965. M edical care s e r v ic e s , w hich had
been risin g , on the avera g e, 3 p ercen t a year betw een 1958 and 1965, jum ped by 8. 1
p ercen t in 1966. Much of th is in c r e a se w as the resu lt of in crea sin g dem and and aboveaverage wage in c r e a se s for n u r se s, tech n icia n s, cu stod ial, and supporting p erson n el. The
tightening labor m arket also fo rced other se r v ic e c o sts higher as w ork ers gained su b stan ­
tia l w age in c r e a se s. The higher w ages w ere quickly reflected in higher p r ic e s, sin ce
la b o r-in ten siv e se r v ic e in d u stries cannot read ily absorb w age in c r e a se s through g rea ter
prod uctivity. R en ts, though risin g con sid erab ly le s s than other se r v ic e ch a rg es, posted
th eir la r g e st annual in cre a se sin ce 1957.
Food p r ic e s, w hich led the gen era l a ccelera tio n of p rice in c r e a se s in m id - 1965, co n ­
tinued strong through m o st of 1966, but dairy prod ucts, produce, and bakery products r e ­
placed m ea ts as the leading fa cto rs behind higher food p r ic e s. Other nondurable com m od ­
itie s , p rim a rily apparel and footw ear, m oved up at a fa ster rate during 1966, at fir s t
b eca u se of in cre a sed civ ilia n and m ilita ry dem and, and la ter in resp on se to rapidly in ­
cre a sin g labor c o s ts .
Late in 1966, partly as a con seq u en ce of m onetary and fis c a l restra in t, dem and
ea sed and p rice in c r e a se s slow ed in m o st a r e a s. T his le v e lin g -o ff la sted only until m id 1967, and w as due la rg ely to d ecrea sin g food p r ic e s, w hich fe ll nearly 2 p ercen t from
th eir 1966 highs. Substantial su p p lies of m eat, eg g s, and poultry resu lted in low er p r ice s
for th ese goods, and the w inter v eg etab le h a rv est w as abundant. By the secon d quarter
of 1967 renew ed dem and appeared, although o v era ll grow th w as g en era lly slu g g ish . As
dem and advanced, the rate of p rice in c r e a s e s again began to a c c e le r a te . W holesale p r ic e s,
w hich had been rem ark ably stable in 1966 follow ing 2 y e a r s of rapid r is e , a lso began
another advance, ch iefly b eca u se of higher p r ice s for in d u stria l co m m o d ities. Industrial
production and p erson a l incom e m oved higher and corp orate p ro fits, after fallin g in the
la st quarter of 1966 and fir s t quarter of 1967, lev eled off and began to clim b anew.
P r ic e s of durable goods, w hich had been rela tiv e ly stable in 1966, ro se n early 3 p e r ­
cent in 1967. P r ic e in cre a se for 1968 m o d el-y ea r ca rs w ere siza b le in the fa ll, and
auto str ik e s, w hich lim ited su p p lies of new ca rs for se v e r a l m onth s, supported som ew hat
higher used car p r ic e s. E arly in 1966, p r ic e s of nondurable goods (le s s food), p rin cip ally
app arel, began risin g v ery rapidly and continued through 1968.
In 1966, e x c e s s iv e dem and played a predom inant role in the r is e in p r ic e s. P r ic e
in c r e a se s in 1968 reflected both dem and and co st p r e s su r e s . In cr ea se s in w age ra tes
w ere ex cep tion a lly la r g e . Unit labor c o sts ro se w ell above 1967 le v e ls, and by the end
of 1968 w ere 12 p ercen t above 1965. C ost in c r e a se s w ere p a ssed on to co n su m ers in the
light of ex trem e ly strong dem and. A slo w er advance in the GNP in the third quarter of
1968 ind icated that the effe c ts of the 10 p ercen t F ed e ra l su rtax on in co m es began to be
felt. N e v e r th e le ss, con su m er spending reach ed a record annual rate in the third qu arter.
The quarter*s p erso n a l savin gs ra te, h ow ever, fe ll su b stan tially from the secon d quarter
rate, and it w as estim a ted that m o re than o n e-h a lf (about $7 billion) of the $1 3 b illio n
r is e in th ird -q u a rter spending cam e out of sa v in g s.
P r ic e in c r e a s e s cam e at a co n sid era b ly fa ste r rate in 1968 than in 1967. D uring
the y ea r, p r ice s ro se 4 .7 p ercen t com pared w ith 3 .1 p ercen t in 1967. A ll m ajor c o m ­
m odity and se r v ic e groups posted higher ra tes of advance in 1968 than in 1967. Food
p r ic e s w ere an im portant factor in th is advance. Food p r ic e s m oved ahead fa ster in
1968 than in 1967, but not so fa st as in 1966. S erv ice c o sts in cre a sed at an annual




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rate of m ore than 5 p ercen t and ex ceed ed the large gains of 1966 and 1967. M ed ical care
c o s ts , advancing m ore than 6 p ercen t, continued to lea . se r v ic e p rice in c r e a s e s . M ortgage
in ter est c o sts m ounted stea d ily and p ostal ra tes and g en era l hou sew ork se r v ic e w ere
sharply higher. R ents a ccelera ted to th eir la r g e st annual in c r e a se sin ce 1954, but r e ­
m ained one of the slo w est risin g com ponents of the index. P r ic e s of nondurable goods
other than food ro se su b stan tially----p a rticu larly apparel, w hich in cre a sed m ore than 6 p e r ­
cent. Sizab le p rice in c r e a se s also spread to other nondurables, such as g a so lin e, c ig a ­
re tte s, and n ew sp a p ers. C onsum er durable p r ic e s, w hich had rem ain ed rela tiv 'ly stable
from 1959 to 1966, continued the advance that began in late 1967. The gen erally higher
p rice le v e l of 1 9 6 9 m od el c a r s, after adjustm ent for quality change, contributed m uch of
the in c r e a se , but household durables w ere a lso sig n ifica n tly h igh er.
Tax C hanges
S p ecial a n a ly ses of tax changes and the rela tiv e contribution of changes for d ifferent
types of taxes on the index are availab le from D ecem b er 196 3 to date. Ti the 5 y ea rs
from D ecem b er 1963 to D ecem b er 1968 the C onsum er P r ic e Index ro se a lm o st 15 p e r­
cent. In cr ea se s in State and lo c a l sa le s and e x c ise ta x es, rea l prop erty ta x es, auto
reg istra tio n fe e s , and the lik e m ade up about on e-ten th of the in c r e a se in the index.
State and lo c a l sa le s and e x c ise ta x es rep resen ted about o n e-th ird of the tax in c r e a s e s .
F ed era l e x c ise ta x es, w hich w ere reduced in June 1965 and January 1966 and p a rtia lly
resto red in A pril 1966, had reduced the net effect of ta x es on the index about tw o-fifth s
by D ecem b er 1968.
The la st half of 1967 w as a p a rticu larly a ctiv e period for in c r e a s e s in State and lo ca l
ta x es. Such changes in cre a sed the a ll item s index in th is 6 -m onth period app roxim ately
0. 3 p ercen tage points and rep resen ted about o n e-th ird of the sa le s tax changes during the
5 y e a r s studied. In 1968 taxes of a ll kinds continued to in c r e a se , but in total accounted
for only 0. 3 p ercen tage points in the 4. 7 p ercen t r ise in the o v e r a ll index during the
en tire y ea r.

Major Groups o f Goods and Services, 1959—68

S e rv ice s
D uring the 1 9 5 0 *3 , p r ice s of con su m er s e r v ic e s had in c r e a se d , on the a v era g e, about
3. 5 p ercen t a y ea r, m ore than double the rate of advance for r e ta il co m m o d ities. The
im petus to the a ccelera ted r is e w as provided p rin cip a lly by a shift in con su m er dem and
to s e r v ic e s follow ing W orld War II, as the need for co m m o d ities w as m et. F rom D ecem ­
ber 1958 to m id -1965, the rate of in c r e a se slow ed to betw een 2 and 3 p ercen t annually,
but it picked up again in 1965. S erv ice c o sts ro se 1 7 .5 p ercen t in the 3 7 2 y ea rs from
m id - 1965 to D ecem b er 1968, slig h tly m ore than the 16 p ercen t r is e in the fir s t 6 V2 y ea rs
of the decade.
O ver m uch of the period , ren ts ex erted a m oderatin g in flu en ce on se r v ic e 1c o sts in
g en era l. They in cre a sed only 16 p ercen t, a slo w er rate than m o st other | s e r v ic e s . (See
chart 3. ) U ntil 1966 the y ea rly r is e a v eraged slig h tly ov er 1 p ercen t, but in the p ast 3 y ea rs
the rate of in c r e a se averaged m o re than 2 p ercen t a y ea r. P a rt of th is a ccelera tio n
stem m ed from the tight m oney supply in 1 9 6 6 w hich m ade hom e p u rch ase m o re d ifficu lt,
slow ed the num ber of sin g le and m u lti-fa m ily housing sta r ts, and in c r e a se d the dem and
for ren tal u n its. V acancy ra tes dropped below 7 p ercen t in 1967 as com pared w ith an
a v era g e of about 7 .5 p ercen t from I960 through 1965. In addition, landlords r a ise d
ren ts to co v er higher c o sts for ta x es, m ain ten an ce fe e s , and rep a ir ch a rg es.
Gas and e le c tr ic ity ra tes r o se 8 . 5 p ercen t b etw een 1958 and 1968; m o st of the in ­
c r e a se o ccu rred in 1959 and I960. D uring the 1 0 -y ea r span the r is e in the co st of gas
w as n early four tim es as large as that for e le c tr ic ity ; gas advanced, a lm o st 1 0 p ercen t




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w hile e le c tr ic ity ro se about 2. 5 p ercen t. H igher gas p r ice s w ere cau sed in part by
higher ta x es, labor c o s ts , and the need for g rea ter cap ital in vestm en t per unit of sa le .
In m id -1967 e le c tr ic ity ra tes ro se m ore than at any tim e in recen t y e a r s. R ates w ere
in cre a sed in se v e r a l c itie s and s a le s ta x es w ere placed on u tilitie s in o th ers.
Price C hanges for Major S ervice C om ponents
Percent changes
Items

A ll se rv ic e s------------------------------- —
Rent ------ -—-------------------------------------Services, less rent -------------------------------Household services--------------------- -------Mortgage interest r a t e s -------------------Gas and e le ctricity ------------------------Transportation services -----------------------Automobile rep airs------------------------ Automobile insurance --------------------Local transit fares --------------------- M edical care services --------------- ------ Physicians' fees ---------------------------Hospital daily service charges --------- Personal care services ------------------------

Dec. 1 9 5 8 June 1965

June 1965 —
Dec. 1968

16.

17.

2

8. 5
18. 1
15. 0
2. 8
6. 3
16. 3
12. 1
24. 5
21. 8
24. 4
19. 7
50. 3
18. 8

Dec. 19 5 8 Dec. 1968

4

36. 5

6. 6
19. 4
19. 2
24. 7

15. 7
41. 1
37. 0
28. 1
8. 5
34. 1
28. 5
45. 2
50. 4
58. 3
47. 3
135. 8
40. 9

2. 0

15. 3
14. 7
16. 6
23. 5
27. 1
23. 1
56. 9
18. 6

P ub lic tran sp ortation has not ex p erien ced a rapidly risin g dem and, as have m o st other
s e r v ic e s , but in cre a sed fa r e s have resu lted from risin g labor c o sts w hich take about tw oth ird s of operatin g reven u e. The urban m ovem en t to the suburbs has been accom panied
by a sh ift from lo c a l public tra n sit to the autom obile; w id esp read sub stitu tion of private
m otor v e h ic le s and air tran sp o rt for lon ger r a il runs has resu lted in d e crea sed p a ssen g er
reven ue for ra ilroa d s and in fa re in c r e a s e s to m eet operating c o s ts . H igher fa r e s , and
in m any c a s e s red uced s e r v ic e , in turn, have a c c e le r a te d the trend away from the u se
of public tran sp ortation .
M ost of the in c r e a se in public tran sp ortation is attributable to p e r siste n tly risin g lo ca l
tra n sit fa r e s w hich ca rry a heavy w eight in the index. A p a rticu la rly sharp r is e o ccu rred
in 1966 follow ing a 12-day strik e by New Y ork tra n sit w o rk ers. Since then, fa r e s in a
num ber of other c itie s have r ise n ap p reciab ly. R ailroad coach fa r e s in c r e a se d about 6 p e r ­
cent betw een D ecem b er 1958 and D ecem b er 1962 but elim in atio n of F ed era l tax on train
fa r e s in late 1962 low ered fa r e s. They have been re la tiv e ly stab le sin ce that tim e.
Labor c o sts con stitu te a large prop ortion of fin al co st for about o n e-h a lf of the s e r v ­
ic e s included in the C onsum er P r ic e Index. In m o st of the la b o r-in te n siv e s e r v ic e s the
opportunity for sig n ifica n t im p ro v em en ts in p rod uctivity is lim ited and ch an ges in w age
ra tes tend to be refle c te d quickly in p r ic e s w hether the labor is sk illed , as for p r o fe s ­
sio n a l m ed ica l s e r v ic e s , m ech a n ics, b a rb ers, and b eau tician s, or rela tiv e ly u n sk illed , as
for d o m estic s e r v ic e s , laundry, or dryclean in g. In addition, m inim um w age regu lation s
w ere extended for the fir s t tim e to som e se r v ic e occu p ation s in 1967. M anpower sh o rt­
a g es of certa in p r o fessio n a l and highly train ed w o rk ers such as d o cto rs, m ed ica l te c h ­
n icia n s, and auto m ech a n ics, a lso aggravated p r e ssu r e s on w ages and thus on p r ic e s.
M ed ical ca re s e r v ic e s have been the m o st rapidly risin g com ponent of the index; they
have advanced m o re than 58 p ercen t sin ce D ecem b er 1958. In cr ea se s in m ed ica l ca re
s e r v ic e item s have been of d ifferin g d e g r e e s. F ro m 1958 to 1965, physicians* fe e s ro se
at an avera g e annual rate of 3 p ercen t, but 1966 saw a 7. 8 p ercen t r is e , follow ed by ! 6 p e r ­
cen t in 1967, and 5 .7 p ercen t in 1968. T h ese in c r e a s e s w ere ca u sed p rim a rily by a
rapid in c r e a se in the dem and for p h y sicia n s' s e r v ic e s that had outstrip ped the in c r e a se in




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Chart 3.

S E L E C T E D S E R V IC E S
P e rc e n t C h an g es, 1 9 5 8 -1 9 6 8

Percent
Medical care
services

60 n

50-

Personal care
services
Household
services less rent
'ALL SERVICES
Transportation
services

40-

30-

20-

Rent
IQ -

1958




1968

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the total supply of p h y sicia n s. At the sam e tim e the total num ber of fa m ily p h y sicia n s,
including g en eral p ra ctitio n ers, p ed ia tricia n s, and in te r n ists, had d eclin ed as m ore phy­
sicia n s w ent into other sp e c ia ltie s and into r e se a r c h and other sa la ried occu p ation s.
H osp ital s e r v ic e s rep resen t a large segm en t of m ed ica l ca re and, in D ecem b er 1968,
the index of h osp ital daily se r v ic e ch arges stood at 2 3 9 .3 (1957—59 — 100), m ore than
double the D ecem b er 1958 le v e l and 50 p ercen t higher than 1965. Other h o sp ita l se r v ic e
ch a rg es, such as operating room and X -ra y ex p en ses, have a lso m oved up recen tly , but
not as rapidly as daily se r v ic e ch a rg es. P a y r o lls m ake up m ore than th ree-fifth s of total
h osp ital ex p en ses. A m ajor facto r in the sharp in c r e a se in h o sp ita lizatio n c o sts is the
r is e in average earn in gs of h o sp ita l em p lo y ees. The r is e in h osp ital w ages has resu lted
both from tech n ical req u irem en ts for m ore sk illed em p lo y ees in h o sp ita ls and from higher
w age le v e ls for trad ition ally low -p aid h osp ital job s.
The effect of m ed ica re on m ed ica l c o sts, w hich w ent into effect on July 1, 1966, is
m o re difficu lt to a s s e s s . Both p h y sicia n s1 fe e s and h osp ital se r v ic e ch arges re g iste r e d
su b stan tially la rg er gains in 1966, 1967, and 1968 than they had in preced in g y e a r s.
H ow ever, there w as no m arked a ccelera tio n in physicians* fe e s after m ed ica re cam e into
effect in m id -1966. In crea ses in su cceed in g qu arters of 1966 and 1967 w ere in line w ith
th ose rep orted in the fir s t two qu arters of 1966. H osp ital co sts did a ccelera te in the
la st two qu arters of 1966 and the fir s t quarter of 1967 before returning to m o re typ ical
ra tes of in cre a se.
H ousehold se r v ic e ch a rg es, other than for gas and e le c tr ic ity , ro se su b stan tially b e ­
tw een 1959 and 1969. P a rticu la rly large in c r e a se s w ere rep orted for g en era l d o m estic
housew ork, laundry s e r v ic e s , and p ostage. H om eow n er’s m aintenance and rep air s e r v ­
ic e s , such as repainting, roof resh in g lin g , and floor refin ish in g, w hich suffer from acute
sh o rta g es of sk illed p erson n el, w ere con sid erab ly m ore ex p en sive than in 1959. W ater
and sew era g e se r v ic e ra tes w ere up sharp ly, but telephone b ills in cre a sed only slig h tly .
Labor c o sts w ere p rim a rily resp o n sib le for the in cre a se in the c o st of auto rep a irs
and m aintenance over the 1 0 -year span, but the stea d ily advancing c o st of rep lacem en t
parts a lso w as in stru m en tal in the r is e . Other la b o r-in te n siv e s e r v ic e s , such as beauty
and barber shop s e r v ic e s , ta ilo rin g , shoe rep a irin g, and laundry and d ryclean in g, a lso
in cre a sed su b stan tially.
M ovie a d m issio n s show ed a v ery large in c r e a se over the period , but m o re m oderate
gains w ere posted for other recrea tio n a l s e r v ic e s .
In the area of fin an cial s e r v ic e s , property in su ran ce ra tes in cre a sed m ore than 45
p ercen t betw een D ecem b er 1958 and the end of 1967; m o st of the r ise cam e after 1961.
One ea rly cau se of the in c r e a se w as the introduction by in su r ers of " lo ss constant" rate
sch ed u les in 1961. "L oss constant" sch ed u les are b ased on the p r em ise that the average
fire lo s s rem a in s constant reg a r d le ss of the am ount of in su ran ce co v era g e, and th eir in ­
troduction resu lted in higher b a sic fire insuran ce ra tes in m o st a r e a s. The in clu sio n of
m andatory $50 deductible c la u ses in m any p o lic ie s gained w id esp read accep tan ce beginning
in 1965 and w as p a rtia lly resp o n sib le for fu rther b o o sts in in su ran ce c o sts as gen era lly
unfavorable underw riting ex p erien ce, togeth er w ith m ounting c o s ts , fo rced ra tes h igh er.
A utom obile in su ran ce c o sts a lso in cre a sed , e sp e c ia lly in 1964 and 1965. A utom obile
ow nersh ip has expanded rapidly and risin g c o sts of m ed ica l ca re and auto and property
rep a irs have led to la rg er aw ards both for p erson a l injury and property dam age. The
resu ltin g r ise in c la im s ex p en ses has led to the granting of rate in c r e a se s in m o st S tates.

Autom obile re g istra tio n fees w ere only slightly higher in 1965 than in 1959. Beginning
in 1966, States and lo calities ra ise d th e ir re g istra tio n fees as a way of in creasin g re v ­
enues. In the 3 y e a rs from D ecem ber 1965 to the end of 1968 fees ro se 20. 4 percent.
O ver the 10-year period, m ortgage in te re st ra te s ro se 28 percen t. R ates ro se m od­
e rately during 1959 and I960 in resp on se to tightened m onetary and fisc a l po licies, but,
in the following 4 y e a rs, funds available for m ortgage investm ent w ere in plentiful supply
and ra te s declined steadily. R ates tu rn ed up slightly in 1965 and an in c re a se , 12 percent,




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o c c u r r e d in 1966 a s a v a ila b le m o r tg a g e fu n d s w e r e re d u c e d in the fa c e o f str o n g c o m p e ­
titio n fr o m h ig h g ra d e g o v e r n m e n t and c o r p o r a te bond is s u e s . An e a s in g of m o n e ta r y
r e s t r a in ts a llo w e d m o r tg a g e in t e r e s t r a te s to s la c k e n in th e f ir s t h a lf o f 1967, but th ey
b eg a n to m o v e up a g a in a fte r m id - y e a r a s h o u sin g s ta r ts r e c o v e r e d fro m th e ir low of
1966. T h e se c o n d and th ird q u a r te r s o f 1968 b ro u g h t la r g e r is e s in m o r tg a g e in t e r e s t
a s r a te s on g o v e r n m e n t u n d e r w r itte n lo a n s w e r e r a is e d to le v e ls a p p ro a c h in g th e p r e ­
v a ilin g r a te on c o n v e n tio n a lly fin a n c e d m o r tg a g e s , a lr e a d y at r e c o r d le v e ls . In D e c e m ­
b e r 1968, m o r tg a g e in t e r e s t r a te s w e r e 12 p e r c e n t ab o ve th e ir le v e l o f D e c e m b e r 1967,
o r an o v e r - t h e - y e a r in c r e a s e eq u a l to th e r is e r e c o r d e d in 1966.
R e s id e n tia l p r o p e r ty ta x e s a r e an im p o r ta n t s o u r c e of r e v e n u e fo r m o s t lo c a l g o v ­
e r n m e n ts , and, in D e c e m b e r 1968, th e p r o p e r ty ta x in d e x w a s ab ou t 25 p e r c e n t h ig h e r
th an 1958 le v e ls . H ig h e r p r o p e r ty ta x e s g e n e r a lly a r e a ttrib u ted to in c r e a s e d p u b lic d e ­
m a n d s fo r m o r e and im p r o v e d m u n ic ip a l s e r v ic e s , h ig h e r s a la r ie s and b e n e fits fo r g o v ­
e r n m e n t w o r k e r s , and h ig h e r m a t e r ia ls , c o n str u c tio n , and in t e r e s t c o s t s . A lth ou gh a
n u m b er o f S ta te s and lo c a l g o v e r n m e n ts h av e in c r e a s e d s a le s o r in c o m e ta x e s to e a s e
or r e d u c e th e ta x b u rd en on r e a l e s t a t e , p r o p e r ty ta x e s s t ill b e a r th e m a jo r s h a r e of
m u n ic ip a l c o s t s in m o s t a r e a s .
Food
B e tw e e n D e c e m b e r 1958 and D e c e m b e r 1968, r e ta il fo o d p r ic e s a d v a n ce d m o r e than
20 p e r c e n t. O v er o n e -h a lf o f the in c r e a s e o c c u r r e d a fte r M ay 1965 w h en a sh a rp upturn
in m e a t p r ic e s le d a m o r e g e n e r a l su r g e in fo o d p r ic e s am o u n tin g to 12 p e r c e n t in the
3 V2 y e a r s en d in g in D e c e m b e r 1968.
R a p id in c r e a s e s in a g r ic u ltu r a l p r o d u c tiv ity , a r e s u lt o f im p r o v e d p lan t v a r ie t ie s ,
in te n s iv e u s e o f f e r t iliz e r s , and w id e - s c a le m e c h a n iz a tio n , h av e b ee n in s tr u m e n ta l in
h o ld in g dow n p r ic e s p aid fo r food at th e fa r m . T h e s e g a in s, h o w e v e r , g e n e r a lly h av e
not b e e n e f fe c tiv e in h o ld in g dow n r e ta il food p r ic e s , b e c a u s e the c o s t s o f p r o c e s s in g ,
m a r k e tin g , a d v e r tis in g , and d is tr ib u tin g h a v e in c r e a s e d m o r e than en ou gh to co u n te r the
m o d e r a tin g e f f e c t of r e la t iv e ly sta b le fa r m p r ic e s . L a b o r c h a r g e s , w h ich m a k e up about
o n e -h a lf of m a r k e tin g c h a r g e s fo r fo o d , h av e r is e n s u b s ta n tia lly , and the c o s t o f ite m s
su ch a s c o n ta in e r s , fr e ig h t c h a r g e s , and re n t a ls o h av e in c r e a s e d .
B oth m a jo r co m p o n e n ts o f th e fo o d in d e x , food at h o m e and food away fr o m h o m e ,
h a v e a d v a n ce d , but th e m a g n itu d e of ch a n g e h a s b e e n q u ite d iffe r e n t. R e sta u r a n t m e a ls ,
w ith th e ir h ig h la b o r co m p o n en t, r o s e o v e r 38 p e r c e n t. F o o d c o s t s a r e e s tim a te d to
am ou n t to so m e w h a t le s s than o n e -h a lf o f th e to ta l e x p e n s e s in c u r r e d in th e o p e r a tio n of
m o s t food s e r v ic e e s ta b lis h m e n ts . P r ic e s d e c lin e d in on ly 1 m on th o v e r th e e n tir e 12 0 m on th p e r io d and the a v e r a g e p e r -m o n th in c r e a s e w a s about 0. 3 p e r c e n t. P r ic e s fo r food
in g r o c e r y s to r e s in c r e a s e d le s s than o n e -h a lf a s m u ch . T h ey a r e in flu e n c e d to a m u ch

Price Changes for Food Subgroups
Items
Food--------------------------Food away from home-----------Food at home ---------------------Cereals and bakery products
Meats, poultry, and fis h ---Dairy products-----------------Fruits and vegetables-------Other food at hom e----------




Dec. 1958 —
June 1965
(78 months!
9.4
16. 2
8. 3
9.8
3.9
3.0
29.5
.3

Percent changes
June 1965 —
Dec. 1968
(42 months!
10.1

19.4
7.9
8.3
7. 5
17.9
0.4
7.9

Dec. 1958Dec. 1968
(120 months!
20.5
38.7
16.8
18.8
11.7
21.4
30.0
8. 2

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g r e a te r e x te n t th an m o s t c o m m o d itie s by c h a n g e s in su p p ly , w h ich a r e h ig h ly s e n s itiv e to
w e a th e r c o n d itio n s . B e tw e e n D e c e m b e r 1958 and m i d - 1965 th e m o s t s ig n ific a n t c h a n g e s
in g r o c e r y s to r e p r ic e s o c c u r r e d in th e fr u its and v e g e ta b le s and c e r e a ls and b a k e ry
p r o d u c ts co m p o n e n ts of fo o d at h o m e . F r o m m i d - 1965 th rou gh 1968 food p r ic e in c r e a s e s
w e r e le d by d a ir y p r o d u c ts, alth ou g h in c r e a s e s in m e a t p r ic e s d o m in a te d the fo o d in d e x
fo r the f ir s t 12 m o n th s o f the p e r io d . (S ee c h a r t 4. )
M e a ts, P o u ltr y , and F is h . T h e m o s t im p o r ta n t co m p o n en t o f the fo o d at h om e su b ­
grou p is m e a t s , p o u ltr y , and fis h . T h is co m p o n en t m a k e s up n e a r ly o n e -th ir d o f the su b ­
g r o u p ^ w e ig h t. U n lik e th e o th e r fo o d su b g r o u p s, p r ic e s o f m e a ts , p o u ltr y , and f is h d e ­
c lin e d b e tw e e n D e c e m b e r 1958 and M ay 1965. H o w e v e r , th e d e c lin e w a s o n ly 2 p e r c e n t
fr o m th e h ig h o f m i d - 1958. In June 1965, h o w e v e r , p r ic e s tu rn ed up. M eat p r ic e s b e ­
gan n e a r ly a y e a r o f ra p id a d v a n ce w h ich , by M a rch 1966, le ft th em 16. 5 p e r c e n t ab o ve
th e ir sp r in g 1965 le v e ls . S u b seq u en tly , p r ic e s r e c e d e d so m e w h a t, but at the en d o f 1968,
th ey w e r e s t ill n e a r ly 12 p e r c e n t h ig h e r th an th e ir M ay 1965 a v e r a g e .
C y c lic a l c h a n g e s in p o rk p r ic e s d o m in a te d th e flu c tu a tio n s o f th e su b gro u p in d e x b e ­
tw e e n 1958 and 1968. B e tw e e n m i d - 1958 and th e en d o f th e y e a r , p o rk p r ic e s b eg a n to
r e c e d e . B y M ay 1965 th ey had d ro p p ed an a v e r a g e o f 12 p e r c e n t a s h og p ro d u ctio n in ­
c r e a s e d s u b s ta n tia lly , and r e c o v e r e d fr o m th e s h o r ta g e s of m i d - 195 8. P o r k p r ic e s d e ­
c lin e d s u b s ta n tia lly b e tw e e n la te 1958 and m i d - 1960, and fo r th e n ex t 5 y e a r s flu c tu a te d
o n ly m o d e r a te ly . S h arp in c r e a s e s in p o rk p r ic e s , s te m m in g fr o m d r a s tic c u ts in p r o ­
d u c tio n , to u ch ed o ff a g e n e r a l ru n -u p in m e a t p r ic e s in June 1965. E a r ly in 1966, p o rk
p r ic e s had r e a c h e d a le v e l 35 p e r c e n t h ig h e r th an a y e a r e a r lie r . P r ic e s th en r e c e d e d
fr o m th e s e p e a k s, a s p r o d u ctio n r e tu r n e d to m o r e n o r m a l le v e ls ; b e tw e e n F e b r u a r y 1966
and th e en d o f 1968, th ey d e c lin e d n e a r ly 15 p e r c e n t, but r e m a in e d s u b s ta n tia lly a b o v e
1965 le v e ls , and 13 p e r c e n t a b o v e D e c e m b e r 1958.
R e ta il b e e f p r ic e s r o s e ab ou t th e s a m e a s p o rk p r ic e s d u rin g th e 1 0 -y e a r p e r io d
(13 p e r c e n t), but d id n ot e x h ib it su c h w id e flu c tu a tio n s . C a ttle p ro d u ctio n c y c le s a v e r a g e
arou n d 7 to 8 y e a r s in len g th . T h e y e a r 1959 w a s th e f ir s t y e a r o f th e c u r r e n t c y c le a s
c a ttle n u m b e r s and b e e f p r o d u c tio n b eg a n to in c r e a s e fo llo w in g 2 y e a r s o f d e c lin e . B e e f
and v e a l p r ic e s f e ll fr o m a m o d e r a te p ea k in J u ly 1959 th ro u g h o u t I9 6 0 and 1961, d e s p ite
in c r e a s e s in co n su m p tio n . A th r e a t by th e N a tio n a l F a r m e r s A s s o c ia tio n to w ith h o ld
c a ttle fr o m m a r k e t in 1962 r a is e d p r ic e s w e ll ab o v e th e 1959 le v e l. B y 1963, h o w e v e r ,
r e c o r d c a ttle p r o d u ctio n d r o v e p r ic e s dow n e v e n th ou gh p e r c a p ita co n su m p tio n o f b e e f
r e a c h e d a r e c o r d le v e l. In m i d - 1964, p r ic e s a g a in b eg a n to m o v e u p w a rd , and the tr e n d
co n tin u ed th ro u g h 1968. T he la r g e s t in c r e a s e in b e e f and v e a l p r ic e s o c c u r r e d in 1965
a s g r e a tly r e d u c e d p o rk p ro d u ctio n led to in c r e a s e d d em a n d fo r o th e r m e a t s . T h e a p p e tite
of th e A m e r ic a n p e o p le fo r b e e f h a s been an im p o r ta n t fa c to r in th e o v e r a ll r is e in b e e f
p r ic e s ; p e r c a p ita c o n su m p tio n o f b e e f in 1967 w a s 1 0 9 .6 p ou n d s c o m p a r e d w ith 8 1 .4
pou n d s in 1959, a r is e o f n e a r ly 35 p e r c e n t.

Poultry prices have been influenced strongly by fluctuating prices for m eat, esp e­
Yet poultry prices have rem ained remarkably low in an era of generally
rising p rices, due to the econom ies realized from modern large scale production. P rices
throughout the sixties generally have been w ell below those in the fifties. A fairly sharp
increase in poultry prices occurred in 1965 and 1966 as heavy consum er purchasing in
the face of high beef and pork p rices forced poultry higher. By late 1968, however,
lower pork prices and heavy poultry supplies drove poultry prices w ell below their 1966
m ark to about the sam e level as in 1959.
Fruits and V egetables. P rice in creases for fruits and vegetables provided the main
upward push to the rise in overall food prices between 1958 and m id -1965. During this
tim e, relatively m oderate price in crea ses, or d ecreases for som e m eats, w ere being r e ­
corded for m ost other food item s. Since m id-1965, however, they have provided a m ea s­
ure of stability during a period when prices of m ost other foods have been rising.
A v e r a g e retail prices of f r e s h and p r o c e s s e d fr u its and v e g e t a b le s , r o s e n e a r ly 30
c ia lly pork.

p e r c e n t fr o m D e c e m b e r 1958 to Ju n e 1965. N e a r ly a ll o f th is in c r e a s e o c c u r r e d a fte r
1962. A b undant s u p p lie s o f m o s t fr u its and v e g e ta b le s in 1961 and 1962 h e ld dow n p r ic e s




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Chart 4.

S E L E C T E D F O O D IT E M S
P ercen t C h a n g es, 1 9 5 8 -1 9 6 8

Percent
Food away from home

Fruits and vegetables

Dairy products
TOTAL FOOD
Cereals and bakery
products

40 n

30-

20-

Meats, poultry,and fish
10-

Eggs

1958




1968

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and o n ly s m a ll g a in s w e r e p o ste d . T he h ard f r e e z e o f D e c e m b e r 1962 in F lo r id a d e v a ­
sta te d th e c itr u s c r o p and p r ic e s o f f r e s h and p r o c e s s e d c itr u s fr u its w h ich c lim b e d
sh a r p ly in 1963, m o d e r a te d la te in the y e a r a s new s u p p lie s w e r e m a r k e te d .
F r o m 1965 to 1968 a v e r a g e p r ic e s o f fr u its and v e g e ta b le s a d v a n ced o n ly s lig h tly
fr o m th e ir 1963—64 h ig h s . M o st o f th e p r ic e in c r e a s e s w e r e due to sh o r t s u p p lie s of
f r e s h fr u its and v e g e ta b le s ----c h ie fly a p p le s, p o ta to e s, g r e e n p e p p e r s , and c a r r o ts — w h ich
w a s b ro u gh t about by u n fa v o ra b le g r o w in g w e a th e r at v a r io u s tim e s fr o m 1965 th rou gh
1967. In a d d itio n , th e p ro h ib itio n a g a in st b r in g in g in fo r e ig n w o r k e r s (" b r a c e r o s" ) in
1964 le d to at le a s t te m p o r a r y d iffic u ltie s in the h a r v e s tin g of m an y c r o p s — le ttu c e ,
c a n ta lo u p e s , to m a to e s , c u c u m b e r s, c itr u s fr u its , and s tr a w b e r r ie s — which put s ig n ific a n t
pressure on retail p r ic e s . F r o m 1965 to early 1967, no foreign laborers were used in
agriculture, except in F lo r id a where citrus growers in spring 1967 were perm itted to

hire foreign w orkers. Since the cessation of the "bracero" program , recruitm ent of
higher paid dom estic workers has eased the labor shortage. At the same tim e, wage
costs have advanced, but greatly increased m echanization has raised the level of
productivity.
Significant price decreases for tom atoes because of increased acreage allotm ents and
for citrus juices because of the steady recovery of groves from the effects of the 1962
freeze, did much to offset higher prices for other fruits and vegetables between 1965 and
1968.

C e r e a ls and B a k e r y P r o d u c ts . C e r e a ls and b a k e ry p r o d u c ts a d v a n ce d s te a d ily
th ro u g h o u t the p e r io d ; th ey r o s e an a v e r a g e o f 19 p e r c e n t. B e tw e e n D e c e m b e r 1958 and
m i d - 1965 th ey a d v a n ce d n e a r ly 10 p e r c e n t and m o r e than 8 p e r c e n t d u rin g the en su in g
3 V2 y e a r s . B r e a d p r ic e s m o v e d s te a d ily up w ard o v e r the p e r io d and w e r e 24 p e r c e n t
h ig h e r at th e en d of 1968 than th ey w e r e 10 y e a r s e a r lie r . I n c r e a s e s in b re a d p r ic e s
w e r e p ro m p te d , fo r th e m o s t p a r t, by s te a d ily a d v a n cin g p r o d u ctio n c o s t s . In 1966,
p r ic e s r o s e in r e s p o n s e to h ig h e r flo u r p r ic e s r e s u ltin g fro m w e a th e r -d a m a g e d w h ea t
c r o p s , and r is in g p r ic e s fo r o th e r in g r e d ie n ts su ch a s m ilk and su g a r . F lo u r p r ic e s at
r e ta il a ls o m o v e d up c o n s is te n tly o v e r th e p e r io d ; p a r tic u la r ly la r g e in c r e a s e s o c c u r r e d
in I960 and 1962 due to h ea v y w h ea t e x p o r ts and a 2 1 - c e n t -p e r - b u s h e l in c r e a s e in th e
su p p o rt p r ic e . S u b seq u en tly , flo u r p r ic e s r e m a in e d r e la t iv e ly sta b le u n til m i d - 1966 w h en
th ey a g a in b eg a n to in c r e a s e .
D a ir y P r o d u c ts . D a ir y p ro d u ct p r ic e s r o s e 3 p e r c e n t b e tw e e n 1958 and June 1965.
B e g in n in g in 1966, th ey b eg a n to m o v e u p w ard and r e a c h e d a le v e l 21 p e r c e n t h ig h e r than
1958 by th e end o f th e p e r io d . T he lo n g -te r m d e c lin e in the n u m b er o f m ilk c o w s a c c e l­
e r a te d sh a r p ly in 1965 and 1966 b e c a u s e h ig h liv e s t o c k p r ic e s m a d e b e e f p ro d u ctio n m o r e
a ttr a c tiv e and c o m p a r a tiv e ly h ig h e r r e tu r n s on a lte r n a tiv e o p p o r tu n itie s d rew a d d itio n a l
r e s o u r c e s aw ay fr o m d a ir y fa r m in g . In a d d itio n , a p r o lo n g e d d ro u gh t in the n o r th e a s t,
c o m b in e d w ith th e sh r in k a g e of d a ir y h e r d s , c a u se d a d ro p in m ilk p ro d u ctio n .

Federal support prices for fluid m ilk were raised in m id-1966, and as a consequence,
retail prices of dairy products advanced during the sum m er and fall. P rices w ere rela ­
tively stable in late 1966 and m ost of 1967, but began rising again in the fall of 1967 and
continued upward in 1968 as the decline in m ilk output resum ed and support prices again
w ere increased. F resh m ilk prices in grocery stores rose 19 percent between 1958 and
1968. D elivered m ilk prices rose nearly 25 percent, reflecting in creases in the cost of
m ilk and higher delivery costs. Strong demand for Am erican cheese, in addition to the
rise in m ilk costs, combined to push cheese prices 40 percent higher during the period.
Other Foods. The "other foods at home" subgroup contains a variety of unrelated
foodstuffs which, together, constitute about one-fifth of total expenditures for food con­
sumed at home. As a group, these item s had relatively little influence on the food price
index between 1958 and 1968, but prices of som e item s did influence the short-term
m ovem ents of the overall food index. The price of eggs, the m ost important single item
in the group, advanced only 8 percent over the 10-year period, but over shorter intervals
exhibited swings of 30 percent or m ore, prim arily in response to variations in production.
Seasonal changes in egg production typically cause fluctuations of 20 percent or m ore in
prices within a year— from m idsum m er lows to m idwinter highs. In addition, production




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c y c le s la s t a s lo n g a s a y e a r o r m o r e in w h ich s iz e s o f la y in g flo c k s exp an d o r c o n tr a c t
in r e s p o n s e to th e le v e l of p r ic e s . E gg p r ic e s m o v e d in c o n fo r m ity w ith th e ir u su a l s e a ­
so n a l p a tte r n b e tw e e n 1958 and 1965, but r o s e in la te 1965 b e c a u s e of h e a v y m ilit a r y d e ­
m a n d , and r e m a in e d h igh th ro u g h o u t 1966. H o w e v e r , ex p a n d ed output w e a k en e d r e ta il
p r ic e s in 1967 and, by th e end o f th at y e a r , th ey had d ro p p ed b elo w c o m p a r a b le y e a r e a r lie r le v e ls . In th e th ird q u a r te r o f 1968 eg g p r ic e s a g a in r o s e b e fo r e s e a s o n a lly h e a v y s u p p lie s e a s e d p r ic e s . D e s p ite the e a s in g , h o w e v e r , e g g p r ic e s in D e c e m b e r 1968
w e r e at th e ir h ig h e s t le v e l s in c e 1966.
S u ga r p r ic e s r e a c h e d r e c o r d le v e ls in 1963 and e a r ly 1964 b e c a u s e o f a v e r y sh o r t
w o r ld su p p ly , a r e fle c tio n o f w id e sp r e a d p ro d u ctio n c u tb a c k s, p oo r E u ro p e a n su g a r c r o p s ,
and a d e c lin e in C uban su g a r ou tp u t. Soft d rin k p r ic e s a ls o w e r e r a is e d in 1963 to o ff­
s e t in c r e a s e d su g a r p r ic e s . B y D e c e m b e r 1964, su g a r p r ic e s had slip p e d n e a r ly 30 p e r ­
c e n t b elo w th e ir June 1963 p ea k a s s u p p lie s ex p a n d ed in r e s p o n s e to th e p r e v io u s r e c o r d
p r ic e s . F r o m D e c e m b e r 1964 to D e c e m b e r 1967 p r ic e s m o v e d u p w ard s te a d ily , but did
n ot a tta in th e le v e ls of m i d - 1963. Soft d rin k p r ic e s co n tin u ed to m o v e h ig h e r c h ie fly b e ­
c a u s e o f str o n g d em a n d and h ig h e r p ro d u ctio n , a d v e r tis in g , and d is tr ib u tio n c o s t s , and,
by th e en d of 1968, w e r e n e a r ly 50 p e r c e n t h ig h e r than 1958 le v e ls .
C o ffe e p r ic e s d e c lin e d n e a r ly 7 p e r c e n t b e tw e e n 1958 and 1968. R e a ch in g th e ir lo w ­
e s t le v e ls s in c e 1949 p r ic e s d e c lin e d s lo w ly b e tw e e n 1958 and 1963. T h ey th en b eg a n to
a d v a n ce in 1963 due to a s tr ik e o f B r a z ilia n c o ffe e b a g g e r s . F ir e and w e a th e r d a m a g e to
B r a z ilia n c r o p s in la te 1963 d ro v e p r ic e s up th ro u g h m o s t o f 1964. T he in c r e a s e a ls o
w a s due p a r tly to e x p e c ta tio n s o f r e d u c e d s u p p lie s , but th is e x p e c ta tio n n e v e r fu lly m a ­
t e r ia liz e d and, a s a c o n se q u e n c e , p r ic e s b eg a n to d e c lin e in la te 1964. L a r g e c r o p s in
s u b se q u e n t y e a r s fu r th e r r e d u c e d p r ic e s so th at by th e end o f 1968, c o ffe e p r ic e s w e r e
10 p e r c e n t b elo w th e ir A u g u st 1964 le v e ls .
C o n su m e r D u r a b le s
N e a r ly o n e -fifth of the C o n su m e r P r ic e In d ex is m a d e up of d u ra b le g o o d s p r ic e s .
T h ey r o s e o n ly 7 p e r c e n t b e tw e e n 1958 and 1968; th is in c r e a s e w a s a p p r o x im a te ly o r e fo u rth a s la r g e a s th e a v e r a g e fo r th e r e m a in in g m a jo r c o m p o n e n ts o f th e in d e x . T .ie
s ta b ility o f th e s e p r ic e s b e tw e e n 1958 and m i d - 1965 w a s a m a jo r fa c to r in the r e la tiv e
s ta b ility o f th e o v e r a ll in d e x . In e a r ly 1967, h o w e v e r , d u r a b le s p r ic e s b eg a n to m o v e
u p w ard at the f a s t e s t p a c e s in c e th e K o r ea n W ar, and by th e en d o f 1968, th ey w e r e
6 p e r c e n t ab o ve th e ir Ju n e 1965 le v e ls . (S ee c h a r t 5. )
Price Changes for Components
Items
Durables--------------------------------- ------------- New cars —------------------------------------------Used cars —---------------------------------------Household durables----------- ---------- ----- ----Appliances ----------------- ----------------------Furniture---------------------------------------------Tires ---------------------------------------------- -----

Dec. 1958June 1965
1. 1
-8.8
13.8
-4.0
-14.6
3.8
-5.5

Percent changes
June 1965 —
Dec. 1968
5. 9
5.4
.4
7.2
.8
13.9
14.5

Dec. 1958Dec. 1968
7.1
-3.8
14.2
2.9
-13.9
18.2
8 .2

D u r a b le p r ic e s r o s e a b a r e 1 .5 p e r c e n t fr o m D e c e m b e r 1958 to M a rch 1967, but
5 .5 p e r c e n t in th e fin a l 21 m o n th s o f th e p e r io d . S e v e r a l fa c t o r s c o n tr ib u te d to th e r e l ­
a tiv e ly slo w a d v a n ce in d u r a b le s p r ic e s b e tw e e n 1958 and 196 7. F ir s t , m a t e r ia l c o s t s
r e m a in e d fa ir ly s ta b le , a s e v id e n c e d by th e f ir m n e s s o f w h o le s a le p r ic e s o f in d u s tr ia l




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Chart B.
S E L E C T E D

C O N S U M E R

P e rc e n t C h a n g e s,

D U R A B L E S

1 9 5 8 -1 9 6 8

Percent

20 “I
Furniture

15-

Used cars

10-

DURABLES-TOTAL
5 -

0 -

New cars

-5-

-10-

Appliances
-15 _
1958




1968

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c o m m o d itie s o v e r m o s t o f the sp a n . S eco n d , la r g e in c r e a s e s in p r o d u c tiv ity , p a r tic u la r ly
in th e a u to m o b ile and a p p lia n c e in d u s tr ie s , k ep t u n it la b o r c o s t s fr o m r is in g a p p r e c ia b ly .
In a d d itio n , th e s u b stitu tio n o f c h e a p e r m a t e r ia ls , su c h a s p la s t ic s , and th e d e v e lo p m e n t
o f m o r e e ffic ie n t c o m p o n e n ts, su ch a s e le c t r ic m o t o r s , p e r m itte d m a n u fa c tu r e r s to h old
th e lin e on c o s t s o f m a t e r ia ls and c o m p o n e n ts. T h ir d , in te n s iv e r e t a il c o m p e titio n fo r
s a le s k ep t p r ic e s dow n d u rin g a p e r io d w h en s a le s r o s e o n ly m o d e r a te ly , and p r o v id ed
m u ch o f th e im p e tu s fo r c o s t r e d u c tio n at th e fa c to r y le v e l. F in a lly , F e d e r a l e x c is e
ta x e s fo r a lo n g li s t o f h o u se h o ld d u ra b le g o o d s w e r e e lim in a te d in J u n e 1965 and th is
a c tio n r e s u lte d in g e n e r a lly lo w e r r e ta il p r ic e s on m o s t o f th e s e it e m s .
B y e a r ly 1967, th e p o s s ib ilit ie s fo r fu r th e r c o s t r e d u c tio n s had b e e n e lim in a te d fo r
th e tim e b e in g and p r ic e s b eg a n to m o v e up. W h o le sa le p r ic e s of m a t e r ia ls , p a r tic u la r ly
n o n fe r r o u s m e t a ls , e le c t r ic a l m a c h in e r y , and lu m b e r , a lr e a d y had b eg u n to m o v e up in
1965, p a r tia lly in r e s p o n s e to p r e s s u r e s fr o m th e in c r e a s e d c o m m itm e n t o f th e U n ited
S ta te s in V ie t N a m . In 1965, in c r e a s e d a g g r e g a te d em a n d p u sh ed ou tp u t and em p lo y m e n t
to r e c o r d le v e ls and in 1966 th e s e p r e s s u r e s b eg a n to a ffe c t p r ic e s o f m o s t c o n su m e r
d u r a b le s .
P r ic e s of h o u s e fu r n is h in g s , p r in c ip a lly fu r n itu r e , b eg a n to m o v e a h ea d in la te 1965
in r e s p o n s e to str o n g d em a n d and h ig h e r c o s t s o f lu m b e r , u p h o ls te r y m a t e r ia ls , and
fr e ig h t c h a r g e s . In a d d itio n , s h o r ta g e s o f s k ille d la b o r p r o d u ce d a str o n g u p w ard pu sh
on w a g e s . On the w h o le , fu r n itu r e p r ic e s a d v a n ce d 18 p e r c e n t b e tw e e n 1958 and 1968;
th r e e -fo u r th s o f th is r is e o c c u r r e d b e tw e e n June 1965 and D e c e m b e r 1968. T he c o s t of
flo o r c o v e r in g s , a d v a n cin g l e s s than 3 p e r c e n t, on th e a v e r a g e , sh o w ed lit tle ch a n ge
th ro u g h D e c e m b e r 1967. C o st p r e s s u r e s , b a c k ed by h e a v y d em a n d , le d to an a d d itio n a l
2. 5 p e r c e n t in c r e a s e in 1968.
A p r im a r y fa c to r in th e r is e in d u ra b le c o m m o d ity p r ic e s h a s b e e n th e ste a d y a d ­
v a n ce in h o m e p u r c h a s e c o s t s . N ew h o m e s , p a r tic u la r ly , h a v e b ee n s u b je c t to c o n sta n tly
r is in g c o s t s of la b o r and m a t e r ia ls , n o ta b ly lu m b e r . R a p id ly r is in g lan d v a lu e s a ls o h a v e
e x e r te d str o n g u p w ard p r e s s u r e on th e c o s t s id e . D em a n d fo r n ew and e x is tin g h o u sin g ,
g e n e r a te d by th e in c r e a s in g r a te o f fa m ily fo r m a tio n a s r e fle c t e d in an a v e r a g e 2. 2 p e r ­
c e n t an n u al in c r e a s e in th e n u m b er of h o u s e h o ld s s in c e 1958 a ls o h a s h e lp e d to p u sh h o m e
p u r c h a s e p r ic e s h ig h e r . D em a n d h a s co n tin u ed s tr o n g d e s p ite s iz a b le p r ic e in c r e a s e s and
th e h ig h in t e r e s t r a te s w h ich g e n e r a lly h a v e p r e v a ile d s in c e e a r ly 1966. N ew h o m e c o n ­
s tr u c tio n , in h ib ite d la te ly by th e s c a r c it y o f lo a n a b le fu n d s a c c o m p a n y in g h ig h in t e r e s t
r a t e s , h a s n ot k ep t p a c e w ith th is d em a n d .
On th e o th e r hand, p r ic e s of a p p lia n c e s d e c lin e d p e r s is t e n t ly u n til 1967; by th at tim e ,
th e y a v e r a g e d ab ou t 16 p e r c e n t lo w e r th an at th e b e g in n in g o f 1959. T h e lo n g -te r m s lid e in
h o m e a p p lia n c e p r ic e s r e fle c t e d in p a r t f ie r c e r e ta il c o m p e titio n fo r s a le s , g r e a t s tr id e s
in p r o d u c tiv ity , and c o s t r e d u c tio n m a d e by m a n u fa c tu r e r s in th e la te 1 9 5 0 's and e a r ly
1 9 6 0 ' s . C o m p e titio n in h o m e a p p lia n c e s h e ld p r ic e s tig h tly in c h e c k u n til r is in g c o s t s o f
raw m a t e r ia ls , to g e th e r w ith h ig h e r tr a n s p o r ta tio n and la b o r c o s t s , fo r c e d p r ic e s h ig h e r .
In 1968 a p p lia n c e p r ic e s r o s e 2 p e r c e n t.
T h e d ro p in a p p lia n c e p r ic e s , to g e th e r w ith d e c r e a s e s in new c a r p r ic e s , w a s r e ­
s p o n s ib le fo r h o ld in g dow n the r is e in p r ic e s fo r d u r a b le s a s a g rou p . N ew c a r p r ic e s ,
a fte r an n u al a d ju stm e n t fo r q u a lity im p r o v e m e n ts , d e c lin e d 8. 8 p e r c e n t b e tw e e n D e c e m b e r
1958 and m i d - 1965. F a c to r y p r ic e s (and d e a le r s ' s u g g e s te d lis t p r ic e s ) had b e e n b o o ste d
on an in d u s tr y -w id e b a s is in th e f a ll o f 1958 a s 1959 m o d e ls w e r e in tr o d u c e d . T h e r e s u lt
w a s an 11 p e r c e n t in c r e a s e in d e a le r s ' s e llin g p r ic e s b e tw e e n S e p te m b e r and N o v e m b e r .
F e w c h a n g e s in fa c to r y p r ic e s w e r e p o s te d fo r th e n ex t 7 y e a r s and th e new c a r in d e x
d e c lin e d s lo w ly a s s a le s in c r e a s e d s te a d ily . C o n tin u in g in c r e a s e s in p e r s o n a l in c o m e , the
e a s y a v a ila b ility o f c r e d it, and h ig h e r u s e d c a r p r ic e s , w h ich en a b le d c o n s u m e r s to o b ta in
h ig h e r t r a d e -in a llo w a n c e s , a ll c o n tr ib u te d to th e r is e in s a le s d u rin g th is p e r io d .
P r ic e s o f new c a r s b eg a n to r is e s lig h tly in th e f a ll o f 1966 and in c r e a s e d 5. 5 p e r ­
c e n t by th e en d of 1968. H ig h e r r e ta il p r ic e s in th e la s t 2 Ve y e a r s o f th e p e r io d r e s u lte d
fr o m an in c r e a s e in p ro d u ctio n c o s t s and str o n g c o n su m e r d em a n d .; In 1966, s a le s d ro p p ed
so m e w h a t fr o m th e ir r e c o r d le v e ls of 1965, due to th e 1966 c r e d it is q u e e z e and th e p u b lic ity




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g iv e n to a u to m o tiv e sa fe ty p r o b le m s . S a le s r e s u m e d th e ir u p w ard p a c e e a r ly in 1967, b e ­
fo r e s tr ik e -in d u c e d s h o r ta g e s r e s u lte d in s o m e p r ic e str e n g th e n in g in th e f a ll o f th at y e a r .
H ig h e r p r ic e s fo r 1968 m o d e ls w e r e a ttrib u ted to th e w a g e in c r e a s e s g ra n ted fo llo w in g
th e ’ s e ttle m e n t o f th e s tr ik e ; th e s e a d v a n c e s w e r e not c o m p le te ly o f f s e t by g a in s in
p r o d u c tiv ity .
U s e d c a r p r ic e s a r e m o r e v o la tile than new c a r p r ic e s , s in c e th ey a r e q u ite s e n s i ­
tiv e to su p p ly and d em a n d and to g e n e r a l e c o n o m ic c o n d itio n s . In a d d itio n , th ey a r e
a ffe c te d by c o n d itio n s p r e v a ilin g in the m a r k e t fo r new c a r s and, o v e r a lo n g e r te r m ,
by s e c u la r fa c to r s su ch a s the g ro w in g te n d e n cy o f f a m ilie s to ow n m o r e th an on e c a r .
U s e d c a r p r ic e s r o s e n e a r ly 40 p e r c e n t fr o m th e ir d e p r e s s e d le v e ls o f 1955 and 1956 to
th e la te s u m m e r o f 1959. P r ic e s w e a k en e d in la te 1959 a s th e r e s u lt o f d o m e s tic c o m ­
p a ct c a r s , and w e r e c o m p e titiv e w ith la te r m o d e l, sta n d a rd s iz e u s e d c a r s , at a tim e
w h en so m e sla c k e n in g w a s ta k in g p la c e in b u s in e s s a c tiv ity . P r ic e s b eg a n to r is e a g a in
in 1961 and r e m a in e d r e la t iv e ly sta b le d u rin g th e la s t 2 7 2 y e a r s o f th e p e r io d alth ou g h
th e r e w a s so m e sla c k e n in g in 1965 and 1966.
A u to m o b ile tir e p r ic e s a ls o r e sp o n d e d to c o m p e titiv e p r e s s u r e s ; th ey d e c lin e d b e ­
tw e e n 1958 and 1961 and th en c lim b e d g r a d u a lly but s te a d ily u n til 1967 w h en w a g e s e t t l e ­
m e n ts and r is in g m a t e r ia ls c o s t s p u sh ed p r ic e s up at a fa s te r r a te .
N o n d u r a b le s O th er T han F o o d
T h is co m p o n en t in c lu d e s su ch d iv e r s e ite m s a s a p p a r e l, h o u se h o ld t e x t ile s and
s u p p lie s , fu e l o il, g a s o lin e and m o to r o il, d r u g s, n e w s p a p e r s , t o ile t g o o d s, and to b a c c o .
B e c a u s e o f th is v a r ie d c o m p o sitio n , p r ic e m o v e m e n t fo r th e grou p a s a w h o le d u rin g
th e 1958—68 p e r io d h a s b e e n in flu e n c e d by a v a r ie ty o f f a c t o r s , both e c o n o m ic and
n o n e c o n o m ic . A p p a r e l p r ic e s , fo r e x a m p le , h a v e b eh a v ed in a r a th e r c o n v e n tio n a l f a s h ­
io n by r e sp o n d in g to c o s t and d em a n d p r e s s u r e s o f th e ir p a r tic u la r m a r k e t and to b u s i­
n e s s c o n d itio n s in g e n e r a l; on th e o th e r hand, p r ic e s o f to b a c c o p r o d u c ts h a v e b e e n in ­
flu e n c e d m a in ly by sh a rp in c r e a s e s in S tate and lo c a l t a x e s .
B e tw e e n 1958 and 1968, p r ic e s fo r the grou p a d v a n ce d 20 p e r c e n t, a p a c e s lig h tly
l e s s than th at of th e o v e r a ll C o n su m e r P r ic e In d ex. P r ic e s r o s e s te a d ily but s lo w ly
d u rin g th e f ir s t 6 V2 y e a r s of th e p e r io d and a c c e le r a t e d sh a r p ly d u rin g th e fin a l 3 V2
y e a r s ; th ey r e c o r d e d n e a r ly t h r e e - fif t h s o f th e ir 1 0 -y e a r in c r e a s e d u rin g th is sh o r t
sp an o f tim e . A lth ou gh th e o v e r a ll in d e x g e n e r a lly b eh a v ed lik e th e a ll ite m s in d ex ,
d iffe r e n c e s in th e c h a n g e s fo r in d iv id u a l co m p o n e n ts w e r e q u ite m a r k e d . (S ee c h a r t 6. )

Price Changes for Nondurable Goods Components in the Consumer Price Index
Percent changes
Items

Dec. 1 9 5 8 lune 1965

June 1965 —
Dec. 1968

12. 1

less fo o d ---------------------

7. 4

T extile housefurnishings ------------------------Fuel oil ---------------------------------------------Apparel co m m o d itie s-----------------------------Men's and b o y s '--------------------------------Women's and girls' ---------------------------F o o tw ear------------------------------------------

3. 7
1. 2
5. 7
7. 4
2. 6
12. 9

16. 7
17. 0
16. 7
21. 4

G a so lin e ------ -— ---------------------------------Prescriptions and d ru g s---------------------------Newspapers -----------------------------------------Tobacco p r o d u c ts----------------------------------

10. 6

6. 1

-3. 1
26. 5
19. 3

4
17. 4
18. 4

Nondurables




10. 8

12. 4

Dec. 1 9 5 8 D ec. 1968
20.5
15.0
13.7
23. 3
25.7
19.7
37.0
17. 3
- 2 .7
48. 5
4 1.3




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A p p a r e l c o m m o d itie s a r e th e m o s t im p o r ta n t co m p o n en t o f th is g ro u p . T h ey r o s e
s te a d ily in p r ic e o v e r th e e n tir e p e r io d , but about tw o -th ir d s of th e in c r e a s e c a m e a fte r
Ju n e 1965. B y the end o f 1968, a p p a r e l c o m m o d itie s w e r e 23 p e r c e n t a b o v e th e ir D e ­
c e m b e r 1958 le v e l. F o o tw e a r p r ic e s le d th e r is e by a d v a n cin g 37 p e r c e n t; m o r e than
20 p e r c e n t o f th e r is e o c c u r r e d a fte r Ju n e 1965. A lth ou gh the p r ic e in c r e a s e s fo r fo o t­
w e a r th at b eg a n in la te 1964 w e r e o c c a s io n e d by s u b s ta n tia lly h ig h e r le a th e r p r ic e s f o l­
lo w in g d r o u g h t-in d u c e d r e d u c tio n s in A r g e n tin e c a ttle h e r d s in 1964, m a n u fa c tu r e r s '
p r ic e s co n tin u ed h ig h e r e v e n a fte r s ig n ific a n t h id e and le a th e r p r ic e r e d u c tio n s o c c u r r e d
in 1966. T h e s e h ig h e r p r ic e s h a v e b ee n a ttr ib u te d to r is in g la b o r and p ro d u ctio n c o s t s
and th e in c r e a s e d c o s t o f n o n le a th e r c o m p o n e n ts. R is in g r e ta ilin g c o s t s , la r g e r m a r k ­
u p s, and str o n g c o n su m e r d em a n d a ls o h ave co n tr ib u ted to h ig h e r r e ta il p r ic e s .
T h e r e w a s a p ro n o u n ced r is e in a p p a r e l p r ic e s in m i d - 1965. H ig h er w h o le s a le
p r ic e s o f co tto n and w o o l f a b r ic s w e r e r e s p o n s ib le fo r m u ch o f th e in c r e a s e , p a r tic u la r ly
fo llo w in g w o o l s h o r ta g e s in 1965 and an a b n o r m a lly sh o r t co tto n c r o p in 1967. S y n th etic
fa b r ic p r ic e s , on th e o th e r hand, w e r e c h r o n ic a lly low fo r m u ch o f th e p e r io d b e c a u s e o f
in te n s e c o m p e titio n and e x c e s s p ro d u ctio n c a p a c ity . N e a r the end o f th e p e r io d , h ea v y
m ilit a r y and c iv ilia n d em a n d , co u p led w ith h ig h e r co tto n and w o o l p r ic e s , co m b in ed to
fir m p r ic e s o f s y n th e tic fa b r ic s . R is in g r e ta il a p p a r e l p r ic e s a ls o h a v e r e fle c te d r a p id ly
a d v a n cin g la b o r c o s t s and s u sta in e d c o n su m e r d em a n d , w h ich h a s a llo w e d m a n y r e t a ile r s
to w id en p r o fit m a r g in s . M en 's and b o y s' c lo th in g p r ic e s r o s e m o r e than w o m e n 's and
g ir ls ' , p ro b a b ly b e c a u s e of h ig h e r w o o l and co tto n p r ic e s w h ich a r e m o r e im p o r ta n t in
th e m a n u fa c tu r e of m e n 's and boys* clo th in g . T he c o m p a r a tiv e ly sta b le p r ic e le v e l o f
m a n m a d e f ib e r s , w h ich a r e w id e ly u s e d in w o m e n 's and g ir ls ' w e a r , co n tr ib u ted m a ­
t e r ia lly to th e s m a lle r in c r e a s e in th is in d ex .
G a so lin e and m o to r o il p r ic e s w e r e s u b s ta n tia lly h ig h e r in 1968 than at th e en d of
1958. M oto r o il p r ic e s , at w h o le s a le and r e ta il, h av e b e e n c o n s is te n tly str o n g and h ave
a d v a n ced e v e r y y e a r s in c e 1958. G a so lin e p r ic e s , a lth ou g h ex h ib itin g a d e c id e d u p w ard
tr e n d , h av e b e e n e r r a t ic and h a v e r e fle c te d at tim e s lo w e r w h o le s a le p r ic e s , ta x c h a n g e s ,
and r e c u r r e n t lo c a l p r ic e w a r s . O v er th e d e c a d e , g a s o lin e p r ic e s h a v e m o v e d up about
17 p e r c e n t w h ile m o to r o il p r ic e s h a v e b e e n r a is e d m o r e than 30 p e r c e n t. P r ic e s of
fu e l o il fo r h o m e h e a tin g , alth ou g h th ey v a r ie d b e c a u s e of w e a th e r c o n d itio n s and o ff­
s e a s o n d isc o u n tin g , a v e r a g e d h ig h e r ; th ey c lim b e d 14 p e r c e n t o v e r th e p e r io d and n e a r ly
a ll o f th e in c r e a s e o c c u r r e d a fte r Ju n e 1965.
N o n d u ra b le h o u se h o ld fu r n is h in g s and s u p p lie s p r ic e s h av e g e n e r a lly a d v a n ced m o r e
s lo w ly th an th o s e fo r o th e r n o n d u r a b le s. H o w e v e r , so m e te x tile h o u s e fu r n ish in g s su ch
a s co tto n b e d s p r e a d s , and co tto n and c o tto n -b le n d d r a p e r y f a b r ic s , m o v e d s h a r p ly h ig h e r
in r e a c tio n to h ig h co tto n p r ic e s . A m on g h o u se k e e p in g s u p p lie s , s o a p s and d e te r g e n ts
p o s te d a m o d e r a te a d v a n ce . H o w e v e r , p r ic e s o f h o u se h o ld p ap er p r o d u c ts, w h ich w e r e
r e a so n a b ly sta b le u n til la te 1965, u n d erw en t an a c c e le r a t e d r a te o f a d v a n ce la te in the
p e r io d b e c a u s e o f in c r e a s e d pu lp w ood and p ro d u ctio n c o s t s .
A m o n g o th e r n o n d u ra b le c o m m o d itie s , th e m o s t s ig n ific a n t in c r e a s e n o ted w a s fo r
n e w s p a p e r s , up n e a r ly 50 p e r c e n t o v e r the 1 0 -y e a r p e r io d b e c a u s e o f h ig h e r o p e r a tin g
c h a r g e s , p a r tic u la r ly the c o s t o f n e w sp r in t and h ig h e r u n ion pay s c a le s . P r ic e s o f t o ­
b a c c o p r o d u c ts, p r in c ip a lly c ig a r e t t e s , a ls o w e r e m u ch h ig h e r , c h ie fly due to h ig h e r
S tate t a x e s . A lc o h o lic b e v e r a g e s , a ls o a p op u lar ta r g e t of S tate t a x e s , a d v a n ce d m o r e
s lo w ly .
D r u g s and p r e s c r ip tio n s a r e th e o n ly grou p o f n o n d u ra b le c o m m o d itie s w h ich h ave
c o n s is te n tly r e m a in e d b elo w th e ir 1957—59 r e fe r e n c e b a s e of 100. In D e c e m b e r 1968,
d ru g s and p r e s c r ip tio n s a v e r a g e d about 2. 5 p e r c e n t b elo w p r ic e s in th e r e fe r e n c e p e r io d .




T echnical N otes

The Consumer Price Index:

Description and History

T h e C o n su m e r P r ic e Index (C P I) is a s t a t is t ic a l m e a s u r e of c h a n g e s in r e ta il p r ic e s
o f g o o d s and s e r v ic e s bought by u rb an w a g e e a r n e r s and c le r ic a l w o r k e r s , in clu d in g
f a m ilie s and s in g le p e r s o n s . T he in d e x is p o p u la rly c a lle d th e " c o s t - o f - liv in g in d e x ," but
it s o f f ic ia l n a m e is th e C o n su m e r P r ic e In d ex fo r U rb an W age E a r n e r s and C le r ic a l W o rk ­
e r s . 1 It m e a s u r e s c h a n g e s in p r ic e s , w h ich a r e th e m o s t im p o r ta n t c a u s e of c h a n g es in
th e c o s t o f liv in g , but it d o e s not tak e a c co u n t o f o th e r f a c to r s w h ic h a ffe c t to ta l liv in g
c o s t s su ch a s p e r s o n a l ta x e s , in c o m e , v a r ia tio n s in c lim a te , a v a ila b ility o f new and d iffe r e n t
k in d s o f g o o d s and s e r v ic e s , and c h a n g e s in co n su m p tio n p a tte r n s . M o r e o v e r , in d e x e s
fo r in d iv id u a l a r e a s do not m e a s u r e d iffe r e n c e s in p r ic e le v e ls o r liv in g c o s t s b e tw e e n
a r e a s . 2 T h ey show o n ly th at p r ic e s in one lo c a tio n ch a n g e m o r e o r le s s than in a n o th e r.
T h e C o n su m e r P r ic e Index w a s b egu n d u rin g W orld W ar I w h en ra p id c h a n g e s in
liv in g c o s t s , p a r tic u la r ly in sh ip b u ild in g c e n te r s , m a d e su ch an in d e x e s s e n t ia l in w a g e
n e g o tia tio n s . D u rin g 1917—19, to p r o v id e a p p r o p r ia te w e ig h tin g p a tte r n s fo r th e in d ex ,
c o m p r e h e n s iv e s tu d ie s o f fa m ily e x p e n d itu r e s w e r e co n d u cted in 92 la r g e in d u s tr ia l
c e n te r s . T h e in d e x in ro u g h ly it s p r e s e n t fr a m e w o r k w a s in itia lly p u b lish e d in 1921, w ith
d ata b a ck to 1913. S in ce 1921 the in d e x h a s u n d erg o n e s e v e r a l p a r tia l and c o m p r e h e n ­
s iv e r e v is io n s w h ich in v o lv e d u p d atin g the w e ig h tin g fa c t o r s , the lis t o f ite m s s e le c te d
fo r p r ic in g , the c it ie s , and the s a m p le s o f r e ta il s to r e s and s e r v ic e e s ta b lis h m e n ts in
w h ich p r ic e d ata a r e c o lle c te d . In a d d itio n , m a n y im p r o v e m e n ts in data c o lle c tio n ,
sa m p lin g , p r ic in g , and c a lc u la tio n p r o c e d u r e s h a v e b e e n in c o r p o r a te d to in s u r e th at the
in d e x r e m a in s a v a lid and r e lia b le m e a s u r e o f p r ic e ch a n g e.
T a b le 1 c o m p a r e s the b a s ic c h a r a c t e r is t ic s of th e C o n su m e r P r ic e Index w ith p op u ­
la tio n c o v e r a g e , c ity , ite m , and r e p o r te r s a m p le s d u rin g the p e r io d e n c o m p a s s e d by th is
b u lle tin — th e "old s e r ie s " in d e x s tr u c tu r e w h ich e x is t e d fr o m 1953 to 1963 and the r e v is e d
in d e x s tr u c tu r e in tro d u ced in J a n u a ry 1964. M ore d e ta ile d d is c u s s io n s o f th e h is to r y ,
s c o p e , m e a n in g , and m eth o d of c o m p ilin g the in d ex s in c e it s in c e p tio n th ro u g h 1964 w e r e
p u b lish e d in B u lle tin 1517, "T he C o n su m e r P r ic e Index: H is to r y and T e c h n iq u e s ," 1966.
T h e C u rren t Index
T h e p r e s e n t in d e x , b a s e d upon th e c o m p r e h e n s iv e r e v is io n in tr o d u c e d in J a n u a ry 1964,
m e a s u r e s p r ic e c h a n g e s fo r a p p r o x im a te ly 400 it e m s s e le c t e d to r e p r e s e n t p r ic e m o v e m e n ts
o f a ll g o o d s and s e r v ic e s p u r c h a se d by u rb a n w a g e e a r n e r s and c le r ic a l w o r k e r s , in clu d in g
f a m ilie s and s in g le p e r s o n s . P r ic e s fo r th e s e it e m s a r e c o lle c te d in th o u sa n d s of r e ta il
s to r e s and s e r v ic e e s ta b lis h m e n ts lo c a te d in the u rb an p o r tio n s of 39 m e tr o p o lita n a r e a s
and 17 n o n m e tr o p o lita n u rb an p la c e s . T he ite m s p r ic e d a r e d e s c r ib e d by d e ta ile d s p e c i­
fic a tio n s to in s u r e th at, a s fa r a s p o s s ib le , th e sa m e q u a lity is p r ic e d e a c h p e r io d , and
th at d iffe r e n c e s in r e p o r te d p r ic e s a r e m e a s u r e s of p r ic e ch a n g e o n ly . S a le s and e x c is e
ta x e s a r e r e fle c te d w h e r e v e r a p p lic a b le .

1 Before January 1964, the c o m p le te n am e of the index was: Index of C hange in Prices o f Goods and S ervices Purchased by
C ity W age-E arner and C lerical-W ork er F am ilies to M aintain T heir L evel o f L iving.
2 M easurem ent o f in tercity d ifferen ces in liv in g costs requires other tech n iq u es. T he m ost recen t such m easure is the C ity
W orker's F am ily Budget for a M oderate Living Standard. B ulletin 1 57 0 -1 , w hich shows com p arative liv in g costs for a four person
fa m ily in 39 m etrop olitan areas and n on m etropolitan areas based on autum n 1966 p rices.




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In c a lc u la tin g the in d ex , p r ic e c h a n g e s fo r th e v a r io u s ite m s in e a c h of th e 56 a r e a s
a r e c o m b in ed w ith w e ig h tin g f a c to r s w h ich r e p r e s e n t th e ir im p o r ta n c e in the sp en d in g of
a ll w a g e e a r n e r s and c le r ic a l w o r k e r s . A r e a to ta ls a r e c o m b in ed into the U . S. a v e r a g e
in d e x , w ith e a c h to ta l w e ig h te d a c c o r d in g to the p r o p o r tio n of th e to ta l w a g e -e a r n e r and
c le r ic a l- w o r k e r p op u la tio n w h ich it r e p r e s e n t s in the in d e x b a se d on I960 c e n s u s f ig u r e s .
A r e a -in d ex es a r e c o m p ile d fo r 23 of th e 56 a r e a s .
U s e s and L im ita tio n s
T h e in d e x is u se d e x te n s iv e ly to e v a lu a te and a d ju st w a g e s . It is a ls o em p lo y e d w id e ly in
o th e r ty p e s o f c o n tr a c t - e s c a la t io n p r o v is io n s , su ch a s th o s e c o n c e r n in g lo n g -te r m p ro p erty
r e n ta ls . A s a m e a s u r e o f c h a n g e s in th e p u r c h a sin g p o w er of th e c o n su m e r d o lla r , it is
u s e d to c a lc u la te c h a n g e s in r e a l e a r n in g s , and to a d ju st a n n u itie s, p e n s io n s , w e lfa r e a llo w ­
a n c e s , and a lim o n y p a y m e n ts. T he in d e x is a ls o u s e d w id e ly to r e fle c t in fla tio n a r y o r d e ­
fla tio n a r y tr e n d s in th e e c o n o m y , and in p o lic y m a k in g in g o v e r n m e n t and in d u str y .
T h e C o n su m e r P r ic e Index is not an e x a c t m e a s u r e of p r ic e c h a n g e s . It is su b je c t
to s lig h t sa m p lin g e r r o r s w h ich a r e an u n a v o id a b le a s p e c t o f any s a m p le s u r v e y . T h e
in d e x is b e lie v e d to b e s u ffic ie n tly a c c u r a te fo r m o s t o f th e p u r p o s e s fo r w h ich it is u s e d
and r e c e n t m e a s u r e m e n ts o f s a m p lin g e r r o r c o n fir m th is b e lie f. M e a su r e m e n t of the s a m ­
p lin g e r r o r in the in d e x is d is c u s s e d in m o r e d e ta il la te r .
A n o th er kind of e r r o r o c c u r s b e c a u s e p e o p le w ho g iv e in fo r m a tio n do not a lw a y s r e p o r t
a c c u r a te ly . T h e B u rea u m a k e s e v e r y e ffo r t to k ee p th e s e e r r o r s to a m in im u m , o b ta in
p r ic e s w h e r e v e r p o s s ib le by p e r s o n a l o b s e r v a tio n , and c o r r e c t e r r o r s w h e r e v e r th ey a r e
d is c o v e r e d su b se q u e n tly by a d e ta ile d r e v ie w and o th e r q u a lity c o n tr o l te c h n iq u e s .
In m a n y in s t a n c e s , c h a n g e s in q u oted p r ic e s a r e a c c o m p a n ie d by c h a n g e s in th e q u a lity
o f c o n su m e r g o o d s and s e r v ic e s . A ls o , new p r o d u c ts a r e in tr o d u c e d fr e q u e n tly w h ich
b e a r lit tle r e s e m b la n c e to p r o d u c ts p r e v io u s ly on the m a r k e t; h e n c e d ir e c t c o m p a r is o n s
ca n n o t be m a d e . Q uoted p r ic e s a r e a d ju ste d fo r c h a n g e s in q u a lity w h e n e v e r p o s s ib le .
N e v e r th e le s s , s o m e r e s id u a l e f f e c t s of q u a lity c h a n g e s on q u oted p r ic e s u n d o u b ted ly do
a ffe c t th e m o v e m e n t o f th e C P I e ith e r d ow n w ard o r u p w ard fr o m tim e to tim e . A m o r e
c o m p le te d is c u s s io n of th e q u a lity p r o b le m is in c lu d e d la te r .
T h e C o n su m e r P r ic e Index r e p r e s e n t s th e a v e r a g e ch a n g e in r e ta il p r ic e s fo r w a g e
e a r n e r s and c le r ic a l w o r k e r s a s a b ro a d g ro u p . It d o e s not n e c e s s a r ily r e fle c t p r ic e
c h a n g e s e x p e r ie n c e d by any on e c o n s u m e r , o r s m a ll grou p o f c o n s u m e r s . M o r e o v e r , it
is n ot a p p lic a b le d ir e c tly to any g r o u p s not c o v e r e d , su c h a s f a r m e r s o r r e tir e d p e r s o n s
w h o se le v e l o r m a n n e r of liv in g d iffe r fr o m th e a v e r a g e o f w a g e e a r n e r s and c le r ic a l
w o r k e r s , and th e r e fo r e a r e a ffe c te d d iffe r e n tly by p r ic e c h a n g e s .
C h a n g es in the C o n su m e r P r ic e In d ex, 1964 — 68
T he c o m p r e h e n s iv e r e v is io n of th e C o n su m e r P r ic e In d ex w a s c o m p le te d in J a n u a ry
1964. S in ce th e r e v is io n , s o m e m o d ific a tio n s h a v e b e e n m a d e in te c h n iq u e s , ite m and
o u tle t s a m p le s , and p u b lic a tio n p o lic y . C h a n g es in c o n su m e r p r e fe r e n c e s , th e m a in te n a n c e
of ad eq u ate s o u r c e s of q u o ta tio n s, and th e B u r e a u 's co n tin u in g r e s e a r c h , e s p e c ia lly in the
e v a lu a tio n o f q u a lity c h a n g e s , h a v e r e s u lte d in m o s t o f th e m o d ific a tio n s .

Comprehensive Revision o f 1964

In th e m id - and la t e - 1 9 5 0 's p o p u la tio n s h ifts , c h a n g e s in r e ta ilin g p r a c t ic e s , new
lo c a tio n s o f sh o p p in g c e n te r s , and a lte r e d c o n su m e r p r e fe r e n c e s in d ic a te d th e n e c e s s it y
o f c o m p le te ly r e v is in g th e C o n su m e r P r ic e In d ex. In a d d itio n , e c o n o m ic r e s e a r c h e r s had
d e v e lo p e d m o r e a d v a n ced s t a t is t ic a l te c h n iq u e s w h ich co u ld b e in c o r p o r a te d in th e in d e x
m e th o d o lo g y .




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T h e B u rea u b eg a n th e r e v is io n p r o c e s s in 1959 and lin k e d th e r e v is e d in d e x to the
o ld s e r ie s in 1963. D e s p ite e x te n s iv e c h a n g e s , th e b a s ic c o n c e p ts w e r e n ot a lte r e d . T he
in d e x s t ill m e a s u r e s a v e r a g e c h a n g e s o v e r tim e in p r ic e s o f g o o d s and s e r v ic e s u s u a lly
b ou gh t by u rb an w a g e e a r n e r s and c le r ic a l w o r k e r s . T h e s t a t is t ic a l fo r m u la u s e d in the
in d e x co m p u ta tio n h a s n ot b e e n ch a n g ed . T h e r e fe r e n c e b a s e , 1957—59 = 100, h a s b ee n
u s e d s in c e 1962. 3
M ajo r c h a n g e s a r e s u m m a r iz e d in ta b le 1. 4 T h e in d e x c o v e r a g e w a s b ro a d en e d to
in clu d e s in g le w o r k e r s liv in g a lo n e a s w e ll a s f a m ilie s . N ew b a s e w e ig h ts w e r e d e r iv e d ,
b a s e d on S u r v e y s of C o n su m e r E x p e n d itu r e s in 1960—6 1 . A new s a m p le of c it ie s w a s
s e le c t e d to r e fle c t p o p u la tio n s h ifts and to in clu d e r e p r e s e n ta tio n o f A la sk a and H a w a ii.
N ew ite m s w e r e s e le c te d to r e p r e s e n t th e " m a rk et b a s k e t. " F o u r h u n d red ite m s w e r e
in c lu d e d in th e r e v is e d in d e x c o m p a r e d to about 325 in th e p r e v io u s s a m p le . S ta tis tic a l
im p r o v e m e n ts in c o r p o r a te d new m e th o d s of s a m p le s e le c tio n and m e a s u r e m e n t o f e r r o r in
th e in d e x . M o re f le x ib le p r o c e d u r e s fo r s p e c ific a tio n p r ic in g w e r e e s ta b lis h e d . T he r e ­
v is io n a ls o r e c la s s if ie d s o m e ite m s ; th is in tu rn r e q u ir e d th e r e d e fin itio n o f c e r ta in group
in d e x e s . M o st s ig n ific a n t o f th e s e c h a n g e s w a s th e r e c la s s if ic a t io n of th e p u r c h a se of a
h o m e fr o m a s e r v ic e to a d u r a b le c o m m o d ity .

Other Changes in the Index, 1963—68

P u b lic a tio n C h a n g es
W hen th e in d e x w a s b r o a d e n e d to in c lu d e s in g le w o r k e r s , th e B u rea u in itia lly p u b ­
lis h e d tw o U n ited S ta te s c ity a v e r a g e in d e x e s fo r a ll it e m s . T h e o f f ic ia l s e r ie s a p p lie d
to f a m ilie s and s in g le c o n s u m e r s c o m b in e d and w a s lin k e d to th e p r e r e v is io n s e r ie s e x ­
clu d in g s in g le w o r k e r s . A s e p a r a te n ew s e r ie s in d e x e x c lu d in g s in g le w o r k e r s a ls o w a s
co m p u te d . E ffe c tiv e w ith th e D e c e m b e r 1964 in d e x , th e B u rea u d isc o n tin u e d co m p u ta tio n
and p u b lic a tio n of th e s e r ie s e x c lu d in g s in g le w o r k e r s . D u rin g 1964 th e tw o s e r ie s had
sh o w n v ir tu a lly th e s a m e m o v e m e n t. M o r e o v e r th e d is c o n tin u e d s e r ie s had not b e e n u s e d
in any c o n tr a c ts c o n ta in in g e s c a la tio n a g r e e m e n ts .
In te r im E x te n s io n o f O ld S e r ie s Index
A t th e tim e o f th e r e v is io n , th e B u rea u had a g r e e d to co n tin u e co m p u ta tio n and pu b ­
lic a tio n o f th e fo r m e r s e r ie s b a s e d on o ld s e r ie s s a m p le s and w e ig h ts fo r an o v e r la p
p e r io d o f 6 m o n th s, fr o m J a n u a ry to June 196 4. T h is e x te n s io n a llo w e d p a r tie s to c o n ­
t r a c t s u ffic ie n t tim e to s w itc h to th e r e v is e d s e r i e s . T h e B u r e a u w a s no lo n g e r a b le to
co m p u te th e o ld s e r ie s in d e x a fte r Ju n e 1964 b e c a u s e m a n y o f th e fo r m e r r e p o r t e r s , it e m s ,
and c it ie s w e r e n ot in c lu d e d in th e r e v is e d s a m p le .
H o w e v e r , at th e en d o f th e 6 -m o n th p e r io d , d em a n d fo r co n tin u a tio n w a s so g r e a t
th at th e B u rea u a g r e e d to e s t im a t e th e o ld s e r ie s te m p o r a r ily , b a s e d on m o v e m e n ts of th e
new s e r i e s . T h e in te r im e x te n s io n w a s e s tim a te d by m o v in g th e o ld s e r ie s in d e x fo r Ju n e
1964 fo r w a r d by su b se q u e n t c h a n g e s in th e r e v is e d in d e x . T h u s, th e e x te n s io n sh o w ed
e x a c tly th e s a m e p e r c e n t c h a n g e s a fte r Ju n e 1964 a s th e r e v is e d s e r i e s . T h e c a lc u la tio n
w a s p e r fo r m e d s e p a r a te ly fo r in d e x e s on th e 1957—59 and 1947—49 b a s e s .
T h e e x te n s io n w a s in ten d e d o n ly a s a te m p o r a r y e x p e d ie n t to a s s i s t p a r tie s to e s ­
c a la tio n a g r e e m e n ts w ho w e r e u n a b le to s h ift to th e n ew s e r ie s d u rin g th e o v e r la p p e r io d .

R eferen ce bases are changed at regular in tervals according to the p o lic y o f th e Bureau o f the Budget for a ll general r ef­
eren ce in dex series.
4 1964 revision chan ges w ere d ocu m en ted in d eta il in B u lletin 1517, C onsum er Price Index: H istory and T ech niq u es. 1966.




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It w a s not r e le a s e d a s p a r t o f th e m o n th ly in d e x r e p o r t, but w a s fu r n is h e d p en d in g e x ­
p ir a tio n o f th e e x is tin g a g r e e m e n ts , o n ly upon jo in t r e q u e s t o f b oth p a r tie s . In D e c e m ­
b e r 1967 th e in te r im e x te n sio n w a s fo r m a lly d isc o n tin u e d .
In d e x e s fo r In d iv id u a l Ite m s
B e fo r e th e r e v is io n , th e B u rea u had p u b lish e d r e g u la r ly q u a r te r ly p r ic e in d e x e s fo r
s e le c te d n on food ite m s and s p e c ia l g r o u p s, b a s e d on c it ie s p r ic e d on th e M a rch , J u n e,
S e p te m b e r , D e c e m b e r c y c le . W ith th e r e v is io n , th e m eth o d o f c a lc u la tio n w a s ch a n g ed
to in clu d e a ll p r ic e d c it ie s . L a te s t a v a ila b le p r ic e s w e r e u s e d fo r c it ie s n ot p r ic e d on
th e M a rch , J u n e, S e p te m b e r , D e c e m b e r c y c le . P u b lic a tio n w a s r e d u c e d to se m ia n n u a l
r e le a s e s in 1964 and 1965 a s an e c o n o m y m e a s u r e . Q u a r te r ly p u b lic a tio n w a s r e su m e d
in M a rch 1966 to p ro v id e m o r e t im e ly p r ic e d a ta . B eg in n in g in J a n u a ry 1969, c a lc u la tio n
and p u b lic a tio n w e r e in a u g u ra ted m o n th ly .
R e la tiv e Im p o rta n c e o f C o n su m e r P r ic e In d ex C o m p o n en ts
T h e C o n su m e r P r ic e Index i s a w e ig h te d a v e r a g e
p e r io d o f a r e p r e s e n ta tiv e s e le c tio n o f ite m s p u r c h a s e d
w o r k e r s . T h e ite m v a lu e w e ig h ts r e p r e s e n t th e an n u al
b a s e p e r io d at th e p r e v a ilin g p r ic e s . T he r e la tio n s h ip
in d e x w e ig h t at a p a r tic u la r tim e in d ic a te s th e r e la t iv e

o f p r ic e ch a n g e fr o m p e r io d to
by u rb a n w a g e e a r n e r s and c le r ic a l
q u an tity p u r c h a s e d in th e w e ig h t
of the v a lu e w e ig h ts to th e to ta l
im p o r ta n c e of th e c o m p o n e n ts.

A t th e tim e of b a s ic in d e x r e v is io n s , th e r e la t iv e im p o r ta n c e s in d ic a te how in d e x
f a m ilie s a c tu a lly a llo c a te th e ir fu n d s fo r th e it e m s p r ic e d fo r th e in d e x . B e tw e e n w e ig h t
r e v is io n s , r e la tiv e im p o r ta n c e s r e f le c t th e e f f e c t o f c h a n g e s in p r ic e s , i. e . , how c o n ­
s u m e r s w o u ld d is tr ib u te th e ir e x p e n d itu r e s if th ey co n tin u ed to buy th e s a m e q u a litie s and
q u a n titie s o f g o o d s a s in th e p e r io d on w h ich th e in d e x v a lu e s w e r e b a s e d . B e tw e e n
m a jo r w e ig h t r e v is io n s , ite m r e la tio n s h ip s a r e ch a n g ed o n ly in fr e q u e n tly , e x c e p t by the
d iffe r e n tia l p r ic e c h a n g e s fo r ite m s and g r o u p s of it e m s .
A p p en d ix ta b le D sh o w s th e r e la t iv e im p o r ta n c e o f in d e x co m p o n e n ts n a tio n a lly at th e
tim e of the la s t c o m p r e h e n s iv e r e v is io n in D e c e m b e r 1963 and, fo r th e sa m e k in d s and
q u a n titie s of c o m m o d itie s and s e r v ic e s 'in D e c e m b e r 1968. D a ta sh ow th at if u rb an c o n ­
s u m e r s had p u r c h a se d th e sa m e it e m s in th e s a m e a m o u n ts in D e c e m b e r 1968 a s th e y did
in D e c e m b e r 1963 w h en th e 1960—61 e x p e n d itu r e w e ig h ts w e r e in tr o d u c e d , th ey w o u ld h a v e
sp e n t p r o p o r tio n a lly le s s m o n e y on h o u sin g and tr a n s p o r ta tio n , m o r e on a p p a r e l and u p ­
k e e p , h e a lth , and r e c r e a tio n , but a p p r o x im a te ly th e s a m e am ou n t fo r fo o d .
S in c e fa m ily e x p e n d itu r e p a tte r n s , u n lik e th e in d e x " m a rk et b a s k e t, " do n ot r e m a in
s ta tic but s h ift w ith c h a n g e s in fa m ily c o m p o sitio n , s iz e , in c o m e , and o th e r e c o n o m ic
f a c to r s su ch a s a v a ila b ility o f p r o d u c ts in th e m a r k e t p la c e , r e la t iv e im p o r ta n c e d ata
sh o u ld n ot be u s e d to in d ic a te w a y s th at f a m ilie s c u r r e n tly a llo c a te th e ir e x p e n d itu r e s.
In d ex u s e r s m a y u s e r e la t iv e im p o r ta n c e s a s w e ig h ts to co m p u te s p e c ia l in d e x e s
c o m p o se d of s e le c te d c o m b in a tio n s o f in d e x e s p u b lish e d by th e B u r e a u . 5
T he p o lic y o f th e B u rea u h a s b e e n to p u b lish a n n u a lly r e la t iv e im p o r ta n c e s of th e
n a tio n a l in d e x . B e g in n in g w ith th e p u b lic a tio n o f th e 1967 d a ta , th e B u rea u added r e l a ­
tiv e im p o r ta n c e s of th e s a m e 23 S tan d a rd M e tr o p o lita n S t a t is t ic a l A r e a s fo r w h ich s e p ­
a r a te in d e x e s h ad b e e n p u b lish e d . T h e m o s t r e c e n t d a ta fo r 1968 a r e sh ow n in ta b le 2.
R e la tiv e im p o r ta n c e s fo r in d iv id u a l it e m s w ith in th e 52 e x p e n d itu r e c la s s e s a r e not
sh ow n fo r th e c it i e s , but o n ly fo r th e n a tio n a l a v e r a g e . C ity grou p le v e l d ata a r e u s e fu l
to u n d e r s c o r e d if f e r e n c e s in p a tte r n s o f a llo c a tio n s w h ich m a y v a r y fr o m th e n a tio n a l

5
T he m ethod w as m ost recen tly exp la in ed in, M cK enzie, C hester, "R elative Im portance o f CPI C om ponents, " M onthly
Labor R ev iew , N ovem b er 1961, pp. 1 2 3 3 -1 2 3 6 . R eprint N o. 2377.




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n o r m fo r v a r io u s r e a s o n s . F o r e x a m p le , it is m a in ly in th e c it ie s r a p id ly ex p an d in g in
a r e a , m o s tly in th e W e st and South, th at th e r e la tiv e im p o r ta n c e s fo r p u b lic tr a n s p o r ta tio n
a r e m a r k e d ly b elo w th e n a tio n a l a v e r a g e w h ile c it ie s o f c o n c e n tr a te d a r e a and p op u la tio n —
N ew Y o rk and H o n o lu lu , and W a sh in g to n — show p r o p o r tio n a te ly g r e a te r r e la tiv e im p o r ta n c e s
fo r th o s e e x p e n d itu r e s.
A v e r a g e R e ta il F o o d P r ic e s
W ith th e r e v is io n , the B u rea u a ls o d isc o n tin u e d te m p o r a r ily p u b lic a tio n of r e ta il food
p r ic e s fo r in d iv id u a l c it ie s . R e g u la r p u b lic a tio n o f e s tim a te d p r ic e s fo r th e U n ited S ta te s
and th e 12 la r g e s t m e tr o p o lita n a r e a s o f 1, 4 0 0 , 000 in h a b ita n ts o r m o r e in I9 6 0 w a s r e ­
su m e d in J u ly 1964. B e c a u s e o f th e u s e o f p r ic e s o f it e m s d e v ia tin g fr o m s p e c ific a tio n ,
p r ic e s c o lle c t e d fo r in d e x co m p u ta tio n w e r e no lo n g e r s u ita b le fo r co m p u ta tio n of a v e r a g e
p r ic e s . T h e r e fo r e , p r o c e d u r e s w e r e d e v e lo p e d to u s e b e n c h m a r k p r ic e s , co m p u te d a n ­
n u a lly and in d e p en d e n tly of in d e x o p e r a tio n s , fo r d e fin e d s p e c if ic a tio n s . T h e s e b en ch m a rk
p r ic e s a r e a d ju ste d m o n th ly by the p r ic e c h a n g e s sh ow n in th e in d e x to co m p u te e s tim a te d
p r ic e s fo r su b se q u e n t m o n th s. 6
B e g in n in g in J u ly 1967, in r e s p o n s e to p o p u la r d em a n d , p u b lic a tio n o f fo o d p r ic e s fo r
11 a d d itio n a l c it ie s o f 2 5 0 ,0 0 0 to 1 ,3 9 9 ,9 9 9 in h a b ita n ts in I9 6 0 , w a s in itia te d . P u b lic a tio n
o f a v e r a g e r e ta il p r ic e s of fo o d c u r r e n tly in c lu d e s 23 u rb an a r e a s .
A d d itio n of S ix C itie s
In J a n u a ry 1966, s ix la r g e m e tr o p o lita n a r e a s , C in c in n a ti, M ilw a u k e e, M in n e a p o lis—
St. P a u l, K a n sa s C ity , H o u sto n , and San D ie g o , w e r e added to th e in d e x . N ow in d e x e s
w e r e co m p u te d and p u b lish e d fo r a ll S tan d a rd M e tr o p o lita n S t a t is t ic a l A r e a s h a v in g 1 m i l ­
lio n in h a b ita n ts o r m o r e in I9 6 0 . A d d itio n a l fu n d s w e r e o b ta in e d , h o u sin g and ex p e n d itu r e
s u r v e y s co n d u cted , o u tle t s a m p le s s e le c te d , and p r ic in g in itia te d in a s im ila r m a n n e r to
th e r e v is io n p r o g r a m . S in ce th e s e c it ie s w e r e s e le c te d p u r p o s iv e ly , th e y w e r e a s s ig n e d
th e ir ow n p o p u la tio n w e ig h ts . P o p u la tio n w e ig h ts fo r o th e r B - s i z e c it ie s in th e n a tio n a l
in d e x w e r e c o r r e s p o n d in g ly a d ju ste d .
S e a s o n a l A d ju stm en t o f th e C o n su m e r P r ic e Index

In m i d - 1963 th e B u rea u p u b lish e d s e a s o n a l a d ju stm e n t f a c to r s fo r th e f ir s t tim e fo r
66 C P I s e r i e s 7 in clu d in g th e a ll ite m s in d e x , but did n ot at th at tim e p u b lish s e a s o n a lly
a d ju ste d in d e x e s . T he f a c to r s w e r e p u b lish e d to en a b le u s e r s to a d ju st p u b lish e d s e r ie s
fo r s e a s o n a l v a r ia tio n
in p r ic e if th ey w is h e d
to . F a c t o r s w e r e p r o v id e d
fo r e a c
fo r e a c h m o n th fr o m Ju n e 195 3 th ro u g h M ay 1961.
T h ey w e r e co m p u te d by th e B L S S e a s o n a l F a c to r M eth od , 8 a v a r ia tio n o f th e u s u a l
r a tio to m o v in g a v e r a g e s m eth o d , w h ich p r o d u c e s a s e r ie s o f ch a n g in g s e a s o n a l fa c to r s
fo r e a c h m o n th , en d in g 3 m o n th s b e fo r e th e te r m in a l d ate of th e o r ig in a l s e r i e s . T h ey
a r e e x p r e s s e d fo r th e y e a r a v e r a g e a s 100. S e a s o n a lly a d ju ste d in d e x e s a r e co m p u te d by
d iv id in g th e u n a d ju sted in d e x e s by th e c o r r e s p o n d in g s e a s o n a l f a c to r s and m u ltip ly in g by
100. T h is m eth o d r e m o v e s r e g u la r ly r e c u r r in g (s e a s o n a l) flu c tu a tio n s . T he r e s u ltin g a d ­
ju s te d in d e x s e r ie s sh ow th e c o m b in e d e ffe c t o f tr e n d , c y c lic a l, and ir r e g u la r p r ic e m o v e ­
m e n ts o n ly .
T h e B u rea u b eg a n p u b lish in g s e a s o n a lly a d ju ste d n a tio n a l in d e x e s fo r g r o u p s and su b ­
g r o u p s h a v in g s ig n ific a n t s e a s o n a l v a r ia tio n in J a n u a ry 1966 in c u r r e n t r e l e a s e s 9 and fo r
8
R oth w ell, Doris P ., " C alcu lation o f A verage R eta il Food P rices," M onthly Labor R e v ie w , January 1965, pp. 6 1 -6 6 .
reprint is a v a ila b le .
7 B u lletin 1366, S easonal Factors, C onsum er Price Index: S ele c te d Series, June 1953-M ay 1961, M ay 1963.
8 T he BLS Seasonal F actor M ethod (19 6 6 ), U . S. D epartm ent of Labor, Bureau of Labor S tatistics, M ay 1966.
9 T ab le 1, CPI report, January 1966.




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individual food item s in June 1966. 10 B eca u se of the offsettin g m ovem en ts of its com p o­
nents, little sea so n a l variation o ccu rs in the a ll item s index— a m axim um spread of 0. 3
p ercen tage points from low to high w ithin the y ea r. 11 P artly for this rea so n , but ch iefly
b eca u se of the confusion w hich would be created for u se r s having esca la tio n co n tra cts tied
to the index, the Bureau did not publish a sea so n a lly adjusted a ll item s index.
F a cto rs for the m o st recen t 12-m onth period are u sed to adjust in d exes generated
for the cu rren t y ea r. Im plicit in the BLS m oving sea so n a ls m ethod is the fact that each
rerun of the com putations incorp oratin g data for m o st recen t m onths m ay produce different
fa cto rs, p articu larly for the la st few y ea rs of the s e r ie s . F rom 1966 to 1969, the Bureau
recom puted fa cto rs at the end of each calendar year incorp oratin g m ost recen t in d ex es, to
obtain fa cto rs ending w ith Septem ber of the la test y ea r, and again after calcu lation of the
M arch index to obtain fa cto rs for the year including O ctober, N ovem ber, and D ecem b er.
Although the s e r ie s have not been published in th eir en tirety , they have been available on
req u est and the Bureau has been ca refu l to analyze the effe cts of sea so n a l m ovem en ts by
using the m o st recen tly generated fa cto rs from in tern ally co n sisten t com putations.
R elia b ility of P ercen t C hanges in the Index
As part of the 1964 rev isio n , a sy stem of rep lica ted sa m p les of c itie s , o u tlets, and
item s w as introduced into the index. The purpose w as to provide a m ean s of judging the
sig n ifica n ce of changes in the index through an estim a te of the sam pling erro r 12 in the
absen ce of str ic t probability sam pling m ea su re m e n ts.
The B ureau fir s t published a table of average standard e r r o r s in January 1967 for
the a ll item s average and nine m ajor groups of the index, b ased upon 1965 data. The
table w as published in the index re rt m onthly beginning in July 1967. Standard er r o r s
w ere shown for the three analytica- eriod s m o st often used: O ver the m onth, over the
qu arter, and over the y ea r. B ecau se of the o eduction of six additional c itie s in the
index in 1966, the m onthly erro r estim a tes for that yea r w ere not co n sisten t w ith 1965
and w ere not published. New erro r calcu lation s based upon 1967 data w ere published b e ­
ginning F ebruary 1968. The average standard e r r o r s for 1965 and 1968 are shown below .

Average Standard Errors
Monthly

Annually

Quarterly

Component
1965

1968

1965

1968

All ite m s -----------------------------------------

0 .03

0 .03

0 .0 5

0. 05

Food at h om e-------------------------------------------Food away from home --------------------------------H ousing---------------------------------------------------Apparel and upkeep------------------------------------Transportation ----------------------------------------- Medical c a r e -------------------------------------------Personal c a r e ----------------------------------------- Reading and recreation--------------------------------Other goods and services-------------------------------

. 10
.0 5
.0 5
. 10
. 11
.0 7
. 22
. 12
. 10

.0 8
.0 8
.0 5
. 15
.0 6
. 10
. 13
.0 9
.0 8

. 13
.0 8
.0 8
. 16
. 21

. 13
. 15
.0 8
. 22
. 10
. 13
. 19
. 13
. 17

1

.11

. 19
. 14
. 16

1965*
0.

06

. 13
. 16
. 11
. 18
. 24
. 24
. 31
. 23
. 32

1968
0

. 08
. 24
. 18
. 13
. 31
. 15
. 24
.4 7
. 22
. 36

Based on 10 months' data.

10 Table 7, CPI report, June 1966.
11 Harper, Harriett J. and Stallings, Carlyle P ., "Seasonally Adjusted CPI Com ponents," Monthly Labor Review. August 1966,
pp. 887-889.
1 2 Wilkerson, Marvin, "Sam pling Error in the Consumer Price In d ex," Journal of the Am erican Statistical Association. Sep­
tember 1967, pp. o99-914.




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The fig u res .may be in terp reted to m ean that 95 tim es out of 100, rep orted percen t
changes for the index groups are sign ifican t if they equal m ore than tw ice the standard
err o r shown for the corresp ond in g tim e period . B eca u se the published index is rounded
to one d ecim a l p la ce, how ever, p rob lem s m ay a r ise in in terp retin g sm a ll ch an ges. For
exam p le, the table show s that in both 1965 and 1968, m on th -to-m on th ch an ges of 0. 1 p e r ­
cent in the a ll item s index w ere sign ifican t (m ore than tw ice the standard err o r ). H ow ­
ev er, b eca u se of rounding, a change of th is siz e in the published index m ight have a rise n
from a m uch sm a ller change in the unrounded valu e. Thus, the change m ay or m ay not
have been sig n ifica n t. A published change of 0. 2 p ercen t, h ow ever, would be co n sid ered
sign ifican t for any of the th ree tim e p eriod s shown.
A nother im portant sta tistic on the sam pling erro r in the index, fir s t published in
1968, is the rela tiv e err o r , that is , the ratio of the standard err o r to the p ercen t change.
As expected , the rela tiv e er r o r s shown in the table below tend to d e crea se for s u c c e s ­
siv e ly longer tim e p eriod s rather than in c r e a se .
T able B.

Component

R elative Errors
Monthly
1965

1968

All ite m s -------------------------------------- -

0. 17

0 .0 8

Food at h om e------------------------------------------Food away from h o m e ------------------------------H ousing-------------------------------------------------Apparel and upkeep-----------------------------------T ransportation----------------------------------------M edical c a r e ------------------------------------------Personal c a r e ----------------------------------------- Reading and r e c r e a tio n -----------------------------Other goods and s e r v ic e s ----------------------------

. 15
. 19
.3 3
.2 6
.4 2
.3 0
.3 2
.4 3
. 31

.1 8
. 17
. 12
. 21
. 17
. 20
.3 0
. 22
. 29

1

Quarterly
1965

Annually

1968

19651

0 . 12

0. 04

0 .0 4

0.02

.0 9
. 10
. 23

. 13

.0 5
.0 6
.0 9
. 18
. 14
. 10
. 35
. 25
. 12

.0 8
.0 4
.0 3
.0 6
.0 5
.0 4
. 12
.0 5
.0 8

.21

.4 5
. 16
. 22
. 21
. 17

.11

.0 6
. 14
. 16
.0 9
. 16
.11

. 19

1968

Based on 10 months' data.

W e ig h t a n d

S a m p le

R e v is io n s

Food O utlet Sam ple
In the spring and sum m er of 1967, m ajor sam ple adjustm ents of food r e ta il o u tlets
w ere m ade to r e fle c t sig n ifica n t changes sin ce 1964. 13 A rea llo ca tio n of sto re w eights
w as m ade, b ased on the 1963 C en su s of R etail T rade and stu d ies conducted by the B ureau.
The changes reflected the trend tow ard in cre a sed im portance of chain, suburban g ro cery ,
bantam , and discoun t food sto re sa le s; the d eclin e of m eat and produce sto re sa le s;
changes in the organ ization al stru ctu re of chain sto res; and sh ifts in siz e c la ssific a tio n s
of sto r e s in the sam ple sin ce the 1963 rev isio n . The total sam ple siz e , reflectin g m ain ly
the red efin ition of chain sto res for index p u rp oses, w as reduced from 1,533 to 1 ,488
o u tlets.
In addition to the sam ple adjustm ent, in tern al w eigh ts u sed to p r o c e ss food p r ice s
for the index w ere r ev ised on the b a sis of 1963 inform ation on sa le s volum e w ithin each
area w here p r ic e s are co lle cted . A ll r ev ised w eigh ts and sa m p les ch an ges w ere linked
into the index.

13
M iller, Helen M ., "Revision of the CPI Food Outlet S am p le ," Monthly Labor Review, January 1968, pp. 54-59.
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R estaurant M eals in "D" Stratum C ities
B eginning in O ctober 1968, the B ureau reduced the num ber of rep o rters and the f r e ­
quency of pricin g m ea ls in resta u ra n ts in the index c itie s of the sm a lle st siz e c la s s , th ose
w ith populations of 2, 500 to 49, 999 in I960. As an econom y m ea su re, p ricin g and ca lcu ­
lation p roced u res for th ese c itie s w ere shifted to qu arterly pricin g of a sin g le sam ple on
the regu lar city cy cle for pricin g other ite m s. P rev io u sly , pricin g w as done in on e-th ird
of each city ’s sam ple of restau ran ts each m onth, so that no outlet w as contacted m ore
freq uently than once a quarter but actual p r ice s w ere reported for each city m onthly.
T his procedure required a large sam ple of rep o rters and it had been difficu lt to m aintain
the sa m p le.
A djustm ent of Rent Sam ples
T en ant-occup ied housing units in the r ev ised CPI city rent sa m p les w ere fir s t s e ­
lected from the C om preh en sive H ousing Unit Surveys conducted in I960 and 1961. By
ea rly 1966, a large num ber of the 56 c itie s su rveyed for the index had fa llen below d e ­
sir ed sam ple siz e b eca u se of d em olition of b u ild in gs, refu sa l of som e tenants to cooperate
in rep ortin g, and changes of status of the u n its. In addition, m uch apartm ent construction
had o ccu rred sin ce the 1960—61 housing su rv ey s. T h erefore, the ren tal sam ple w as not
fu lly rep resen ta tiv e of the cu rren t ren tal m arket.
P ro ced u res w ere d evised to build up the sa m p les of rental units in 32 c itie s w ithout
co stly D w elling Unit S u rveys. The u n iverse of housing units in each city w as developed
from listin g s of housing unit stru ctu res (including apartm ents) con stru cted from I960 through
1964. P relim in a ry so u rces of the new con stru ction listin g s w ere the building p erm it reco rd s
of the B ureau of C ensus and lo ca l governm ent o ffic e r s . The W ashington office d eterm in ed
the proper a llocation of housing units betw een the cen tra l city and suburbs and betw een
sin g le fam ily and m u ltifam ily u n its, and the num ber of each c la ss needed to resto re the
rent sam ple to the proper d istrib u tion . F ield agents from the B ureau se lected the in ­
dividual units to be added to the sa m p les, and co lle cted the ren tal quotations. The new
sa m p les of units w ere linked into the index gradually in the fa ll of 1966. The buildup of
the rent sam ple in other c itie s continued throughout 1968 as funds becam e a vailab le.
H om e P u rch a se and M ortgage In terest
Annual review of the m ortgage in ter est w eigh ts in 1966, b ased on the total num ber
and dollar am ount of m o rtg a g es p r o c esse d in 1964, resu lted in a rev isio n of w eigh ts to
provide a m ore cu rren t distrib u tion of loan s am ong the typ es of m o rtg a g es priced: C on­
vention al for new and p rev io u sly occu pied h o u ses, FHA, and VA in su red , as w ell as am ong
pu rch ase p rice c la s s e s for conventional loan s. T his rev isio n of w eights w as the fir s t
sin ce 1962.
A lso , in 1966, the B ureau r e v ise d the in tern al w eigh ts for hom e pu rch ase based on
the FHA in su red sa le s for 1964. W eights are based on the aggregate num ber of square
feet for th ree siz e c la s s e s for hom es not p rev io u sly occu pied and for two siz e c la s s e s
w ithin p red eterm in ed y ea r-b u ilt groupings for th ose p rev io u sly occu pied.
Item C hanges
A few changes in the lis t of item s p riced w ere m ade during th is period . C ocktails
away from hom e w ere linked out of the index in D ecem b er 1964 b eca u se of d ifficu lties en ­
coun tered in obtaining p r ic e s in the field . The w eigh ts for m a rtin is, w in e, and w hiskey
co ck ta ils w ere rea llo ca ted to b eer bought and consu m ed away from hom e.
In January 1966, co lor te le v isio n co n so les w ere linked into the index to rep la ce black
and w hite c o n so le s. M arket stu d ies in late 1965 ind icated that co lor had supplanted black
and w hite c o n so les as the m o st im portant in p u rch a ses and s a le s . P ortab le b lack and w hite
te le v isio n sets w ere retained in the index as they m aintained th eir im portance in co n ­
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In 1968, rep air of color te le v isio n sets w as linked into the index, when rep a irs for
color se ts supplanted th ose for black and w hite m o d els in m o st c a s e s .
P r escrip tio n s
In ea rly 1967, as a resu lt of an annual review for rep resen ta tiv en ess of the lis t of
p r escrip tio n s and th eir en d -u se ca te g o r ie s, the sam ple of en d -u se c a te g o r ie s, lis t of p r e ­
scrip tio n s, and in tern al w eights of the p rescrip tio n s com ponent w ere r e v ise d . The antia rth ritic ca tegory w as d eleted . Internal a n a lg esics, h orm on es, and an tiob esity p rep a ra ­
tion ca teg o ries w ere added to in cre a se the num ber of en d -u se ca teg o ries from 7 to 9.
T his change in en d -u se ca teg o ries w as the fir s t sin ce I960.
New sp e c ifica tio n s, APC w ith C odeine and D extroam phetam ine Sulfate, w ere added to
rep resen t a n a lg esics and an tiob esity p rep aration s, r e sp e c tiv e ly . P red n ison e, p rev io u sly
priced to rep resen t a n tia rth ritics, w as a ssig n ed to rep resen t the new horm on es category
b eca u se it w as m o st w idely used for th is pu rp ose. At the sam e tim e, D igitoxin in the
ca rd io v a scu la rs category w as rep la ced by D igoxin; S u lfiso x a zo le and M eprobam ate, w hich
p a rtia lly rep resen ted a n ti-in fe ctiv e s and a ta ra ctics, r e sp e c tiv e ly , w ere d eleted . A new
w eight distrib u tion based on industry sa le s data from July 1965 to July 1966 w as linked
into the index in M arch 1967.
The 1968 review further a ltered the sam ple of p rescrip tio n drugs m o st w idely p r e ­
scrib ed for the th erapeu tic c a te g o r ie s. The new p r escrip tio n s w ere introduced into the
index as d irect sub stitu tions for the d isp laced ite m s, as follow s:
APC w ith C odeine; P henobarbital and bellodonna extract; D igitoxin tab lets; and E lix ir
terpin hydrate w ith codeine w ere d eleted from the sa m p le. They w ere rep laced by P r o ­
poxyphene hyd rochloride with APC ca p su les; P h en o b a rb ita l/h y o scy am in e su lfate, A tropine
sulfate and h y o scin e hydrobrom ide tab lets; P en taery th rito l tetran itra te tab lets; and E lix ir
prom ethazine exp ectoran t w ith cod ein e, in the in tern al a n a lg esic, a n tisp asm od ic, ca rd io ­
v a scu la r, and cough preparation th erapeu tic c a te g o r ie s, resp e c tiv e ly .
Quality A djustm ents
A djusting the index for changes in the quality of goods and se r v ic e s continued to r e ­
ceiv e m ajor em p h a sis. In addition to continuing im provem en t of tech niq ues already in
u se, an in cre a se in re so u r c e s p erm itted the esta b lish m en t of a new P r ic e and Index N um ­
ber R esea rch D iv isio n to exp lore a w ide v a riety of conceptual and pricin g p ro b lem s, one
of the m o st im portant of w hich is the adjustm ent of p r ic e s for changes in quality.
The lack of uniform and o b jective m ethods for adjustm ent for quality change has long
been recog n ized as a m ajor problem in the con stru ction of the C onsum er P r ic e Index or
any other p rice index em ploying fixed w eig h ts. B r iefly , the purpose of the index m e a s u r e ­
m ent is to m ea su re p rice changes for goods and se r v ic e s of the sam e (or equivalent)
quality over tim e. In doing so, the calcu lation ex clu d es any adjustm ents in p rice w hich
r e fle c t, am ong other th in gs, changes in the "quality" of such fa cto rs as s iz e , p erform an ce,
and du rability. M erely to keep a b reast of the changes in the a lm o st un lim ited v a riety of
goods and s e r v ic e s availab le to the A m erican consu m er is difficu lt; to evalu ate th ese
changes is in fin itely m ore d ifficu lt.
In 1963, the B ureau began ex p erim en ta l w ork w ith the u se of m u ltip le r e g r e ssio n
tech n iq u es, as the m o st p rom isin g m eans of solvin g the quality p rob lem . T his technique
w as one of the p rim ary recom m en d ation s of the P r ic e S ta tistics R eview C om m ittee of the
N ational B ureau of E con om ic R esea rch . When r e so u r c e s devoted to p rice r e se a r c h w ere
in cre a sed , th is w ork r ec eiv ed additional em p h a sis and w ork on r e g r e ssio n and other te c h ­
niques is continuing.
M eanw hile, m uch m ore attention has been paid from m onth to m onth to b etter d e ­
lin ea tion of quality fea tu res in the sp ecifica tio n s u sed for p ricin g, and in the m aintenance
of com p arab ility of p r ic e s. C om m odity s p e c ia lis ts have con cen trated on the im p rovem en t




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of ad hoc adjustm ents
quantitative e stim a tes
q u alitative judgm ents
im portance and index

based on inform ed judgm ents of industry s p e c ia lis ts . In som e c a s e s ,
of the value of quality d ifferen ces can be obtained. In a ll c a s e s ,
are m ade as to w hether quality d ifferen ces are of m ajor or m inor
p roced u res are adapted a ccord in gly. 14

A utom ob iles
When the 1968 m odel new ca rs w ere introduced, the B ureau began p ricin g ca rs
equipped w ith the sam e sp ecified equipm ent in a ll d e a lersh ip s. O ptional equipm ent in ­
sta lled on 50 percen t or m ore of ca rs at the facto ry is included in the index p rice.
E xcep tion s are a ir -co n d itio n ers w hich are allow ed as city -w id e d eviation s, and ch arges
in individual d ea lersh ip s for g a so lin e, undercoating, and the lik e. P rev io u sly , varying
options w hich w ere volum e s e lle r s in the individual ou tlets w ere p riced .
P a rticu la r attention has been paid to quality adjustm ent for au tom ob iles. E ach year
at the tim e of m od el ch an g e-o v er, the B ureau for som e tim e has obtained very d etailed
data from m anu facturers on p h y sica l changes in the co n stru ctio n of autom obiles and the
co sts a sso cia ted w ith them . In 1965, a ca refu l statem en t of p rin cip les and p roced u res,
"G uidelines for A djustm ent of Q uality Change for New A utom ob iles, " w as prepared and
d isc u sse d w ith the m ajor autom obile m a n u fa ctu rers. Although the g u id elin es have been
r ev ised se v e r a l tim e s, the g en eral p rin cip les have rem ained b a sica lly the sam e.
The c r ite r ia for quality change adjustm ents w ere stated in g en era lized form in the
A ugust 8, 1967, G uidelines as follow s:
"Although p erform ance or se r v ic e a b ility is a q u ality-d eterm in in g fa cto r, th ere are
very few co m m o d ities or se r v ic e s for w hich an index of perform ance for the product as
a w hole has been develop ed. . . . We recog n ize perform an ce as a quality factor but
adjust for p h y sica l changes in sp ecifica tio n s w hich contribute to p erform an ce. . . .
"The quality of an autom obile cannot be d escrib ed so le ly in term s of its p h y sica l
m akeup. . . .
In sum m ary, then, the p h y sica l c h a r a c te r istic s definition of quality is
a p ra ctica l approach for m ea su rem en t p u rp o ses. "
U sed C ars
A p rocedu ral change a lso w as m ade in the u sed car com ponent to adjust for d iffe r ­
en ces in optional equipm ent from 1 y e a r ’ s m od el to the next, a m ajor factor in the change
in used car p r ic e s. A net upward b ias in the index, b eca u se p r ice s had not p rev io u sly
been adjusted for quality ch an ges, w as estim a ted at 0 .5 p ercen t over the y ea rs 1961
through 1964. 15 Although the lo n g -term b ias w as n eg lig ib le, sig n ifica n tly la rg er y e a r to -y ea r e stim a te s ind icated that som e adjustm ent w as needed. As a resu lt, an annual
adjustm ent procedu re w as introduced into the u sed car index in N ovem ber 1966.
A djustm ents are m ade sep a ra tely for each m ake and age of car based on the N a ­
tional A utom obile D ea ler A sso cia tio n ’s guidebook p r ic e s for those optional item s w hich
are valued and shown for 2 s u c c e s siv e y e a r s. P r ic e s are adjusted by the d ifferen ces
in the value of equipm ent on incom ing and outgoing m o d els; the proportion of each y e a r ’s
production so equipped is taken into account. T h ese data are b ased on prop ortions of
c a rs equipped w ith item s o rig in a lly sold at the fa cto ry , sin ce m o st new ca rs even tually
en ter the u sed car m arket, and sin ce rela tiv e ly little additional equipm ent is in sta lled
after sa le .
A nother change in the u sed car index w as the sh ift in 1964 of the "birth m onth, "
the m onth of annual tra n sitio n to 1 yea r new er c a r s, from January to N ovem b er. T his
adjustm ent w as m ade to approxim ate the autom obile ind ustry m o d el-y ea r pattern.
14 For a detailed discussion of this subject in the context of the procedures presently used, see "The CPI and Problems of
Quality Change" by Ethel D. Hoover, Monthly Labor Review . November 1961, pp. 1175-1185.
15 "Seasonal Demand and Used C ar P rices," Monthly Labor Review. October 1967, pp. 12-16.




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Table 1. Com parison of Old and New S eries Consum er P rice Index
Item
T itle ______________________________
Form ula (sim plified exp ression ) __
R eference base p e r io d ____________
Duration ______ ____________________
Population coverage:
P lace of r e sid e n c e ___ ___ ________
Occupation ________________________
Length of em ploym ent
Income
D efinition of index expenditure
w eights ---------------------------------------

City coverage:
Sam ple of priced c i t i e s ___________
P ricin g cycle _____________________

Population w e ig h ts ________________

Item sam ple:
Com m odity coverage _____________

B a sis of item sam ple
selection ________________________
B asis for allocation to priced
item s ____________________________
R eporter sam ples:

Num ber of quotations
ob ta in ed _________________________
P ricin g te c h n iq u e s________________




Old s e r ie s index

New s e r ie s index

Consum er P rice Index— U .S . City A v e r a g e ___
Consum er P rice Index— U .S . City A verage for
Urban Wage E arners and C lerical W orkers.
Sam e.
Ii=Ii—1 f T (P i-1 Qa) (p i/p i-1)]
l
T (Pi—1 Qa)
J
1957—59=100. S eries was changed from the 1947— base period in 1957—59=100. S eries also published on 1947—
49
49
January 1962, but continued to be published on th is base as w ell as and 1939 b a ses.
1939=100.
D iscontinued after June 1964 ________________________
January 1964 forward.
Urban places of 2,500 or m ore in I960; in ­
Urban places of 2,500 or m ore in 1950; excluding A laska and H aw aii__ cluding A laska and Hawaii.
No restriction ; single consum er units included.
W age-earner and clerica l-w o rk er fa m ilie s. (Head of household
W age-earner and clerical-w ork er fam ilies and
m ust have been em ployed in w age-earn er or clerical-w ork er
single individuals living alone. (M ore than
occup ation .)
half of total fam ily incom e from w age-earner
or clerica l-w o rk er occupations. )
No sp ecific requirem ent, but m ajor portion of incom e of fam ily
At least 1 fam ily m em ber m ust have been em head m ust have been from em ploym ent as wage earner or
ployed for 37 weeks or m ore during the su r­
cle r ic a l w orker.
vey year in w age-earn er or clerical-w ork er
occupations.
F am ily incom e under $10,0 00 after taxes in 1950. No low er inNo criterion as to fam ily incom e except the
com e lim it, except that fam ilies without incom e from w ages or
qualification above.
sa la r ie s w ere excluded.
A verage fam ily expenditures for urban wage earners and c le rica l
A verage expenditures for urban wage earners
w orkers derived from the 1950 Consum er Expenditure Survey
and cle r ic a l consum er s (including single work­
in 91 urban p laces, adjusted for changes in p rices and incom e
er s) derived from the 1960—61 Consum er E x­
between 1950 and 1952.
penditure Survey in 66 urban p laces, adjusted
for price changes between the survey dates
and D ecem ber 1963 except for 6 c itie s added
in 1966.
46 urbanized a r e a s, selected to represen t urban places in the
50 m etropolitan areas and c itie s selected origU .S . having 2, 500 inhabitants or m ore in 1950, excluding
inally to represen t all urban places in the
A laska and Hawaii.
U .S . including A laska and H awaii, with 2,500
inhabitants or m ore in I960. Six additional
areas added in 1966.
P ric e s of foods, fu els and a few other item s collected monthly
Sam e.
in all c itie s.
Sam e.
P ric e s of m ost other com m odities and se r v ice s collected
m onthly in the 5 largest c itie s , and quarterly in rem aining
c itie s.
B ased on 1950 Population Census; A laska and Hawaii ex B ased on I960 Population Census; A laska and
eluded. Proportion of population in w age-earn er and
Hawaii included. Proportion of population in
w age-earn er and clerical-w ork er group cov­
clerica l-w o rk er group covered by index w as based upon
ered by index was based upon BLS expend­
BLS expenditure surveys.
iture surveys.
U .S . and 17 large m etropolitan areas for fam ­
ilie s and single consum er units com bined.
Indexes for 6 m ore large m etropolitan areas
added the latter part of 1965.
Goods and se r v ice s purchased for fam ily living, in Sam e.
eluding n e c e ss itie s and luxuries; excluding personal
in su rance, incom e and personal property ta x es, but in­
cluding real estate taxes and sa les and ex c ise ta x es.
About 400 repre sented in U .S . index and in pub­
lished city in dexes. Certainty item s priced
in a ll unpublished cities; other item s in one
or two sub sam ples of other unpublished c itie s.
M ost im portant item s in fam ily spending _____________________________ P robability proportionate to im portance in fam ily spending.
Expenditures cla ssifie d in t o 52 expenditure
D irect allocation of unpriced to priced item s based on expected
c la s se s . Certainty item assigned their own
sim ilarity of price m ovem ents.
im portance; rem ainder of expenditures a s ­
signed equally to probability selection s w ith­
in expenditure c la s se s .
In central c itie s and selected suburbs of 56 m etropolitan areas (50 areas in 1964 and 1965).
16,000 other rep orters of all kinds (15,000 for
50 areas).
About 1,775 food stores (1,525 for 50 a reas).
30,000 tenants _________________________________________________________ 40.00 0 tenants (34,000 for 50 a reas).
5, 500 other rep orters of all kinds ____________________________________ 16.000 other reporters of all kinds (15,000 for
50 areas).
About 1 m illion food p rices per y e a r __________________________________ Over 1 m illion food prices per year.
About 60,000 rent charges per y e a r __________________________________ About 80,000 rent charges per year (68,000
for 50 areas).
About 375,000 quotations per year for item s
About 230,000 quotations per year for item s other than food and
other than food and rent (350,000 for 50areas).
rent.
Sam e.
P erson al v isit of BLS agent except for a few item s collected by
m ail or from secondary sou rces.
Specification pricing; sam e quality priced in all stores in a city ------ Specification pricing but agent is perm itted to
price deviations from specification under pre­
scribed conditions.

31

Table 2. Consum er P rice Index R elative Im portance of Major Groups and Subgroups U .S . City
A verage and 23 Selected M etropolitan A reas, October, N ovem ber, and D ecem ber 1968
D ecem ber
Octobe r 1968
Novem ber 1968
1968
M inne­
Group
United Boston | Houston ap olis— P itts­ Buffalo C leve­ Dallas | M il­
San
States
St.
burgh
land
waukee Diego Seattle Washington
Paul
100.00
100.00 i 100.00
100.00
100.00
100.00 100. 00
100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00
Food ______________________________
22. 46
24. 98
21. 22
20. 05
24. 06
21.42
21.78
22. 97 21. 54 21. 12
22. 13 19. 97
Food at h o m e ________________
17. 63
16. 42
16. 31
20. 48
15. 66
19. 57
16. 32
16. 11
19. 32 18. 03
17. 78 14. 07
C ereals and bakery
2. 35
2. 23
1. 82
1. 82
2. 08
2. 78
2. 36
1.97
2. 89
2. 51
1. 99
M eats, poultry, and fish __
5. 64
4. 86
5. 35
6. 67
4. 56
5. 23
4. 44
5. 77
6. 69
6. 12
6. 08
5. 29
Dairy p ro d u cts.......................
3. 06
3. 03
3. 02
2. 30
2.42
3. 27
3. 34
2. 81
2. 31
3. 16
2. 31
2.85
F ru its and vegetables
3. 03
2. 66
2.84
3. 30
3. 43
3. 32
2. 93
2. 72
2. 23
2. 81
2. 56
2. 68
Other foods at h o m e ______
3. 76
3. 65
4. 31
4. 03
3. 60
3. 63
3.88
3. 92
3. 85
4. 07
2. 98
3. 89
Food away from home _______
4. 83
5.41
4 .8 0
3. 58
4. 80
4. 35
5. 90
5. 31
6. 12
3. 74
3.65
3. 51
Housing ___ ____ _______ _________
33. 01
36. 01
33. 71
31. 77
33. 31
33. 17 33. 13
36. 15
29. 50
32. 90 38. 25 32. 60
S h e lte r __________ ________ ____
22. 32
20. 66
18. 94
23. 21
16. 98
19.43
20. 69 21. 71
21. 91
18.49
20. 91 27. 08
4. 97
8. 33
R e n t____________ ________
6. 00
4. 75
6. 35
5. 19
3. 54
3.88
3. 25
4. 00
6. 02
4. 89
Hom eowner s h ip ___________
15. 07
12. 94
13. 74
13. 41
15.80
15. 36
16. 94
13. 10
17. 66 23. 08
13.99
19. 67
F uel and u t ilit ie s ____________
4. 73
4. 27
5. 60
4. 96
4. 74
4. 92
5. 30
5. 12
4. 14
4 .8 5
4.88
3.86
_
F uel oil and c o a l....................
1.41
. 44
. 68
1. 92
. 36
. 39
.7 9
Gas and e lectricity
2.41
2. 10
2. 18
2.98
2. 90
3. 50
2. 52
2.71
2.02
1. 58
3. 39
2. 77
H ousehold furnishings and
operation ___________________
7. 62
7. 23
7. 12
9. 86
8. 20
7. 22
6 .8 7
7. 03
8. 32
7. 60
7. 56
9. 18
A pparel and upkeep .................. ........
11.06
10. 03
11. 18
10.82
12. 01
11. 10 10. 29
11. 13
10. 82
9. 10
9. 58
9. 92
M en’s and b o y s'______________
3. 01
2.97
2. 94
3.41
2. 39
3. 07
3. 07
3. 11
2. 78
2. 67
2. 89
2.91
W om en's and girls' __________
4. 15
4. 27
4. 51
3. 57
3. 40
5. 01
3.45
4. 59
3.96
4. 32
3. 61
3. 81
Footw ear ____________________
1. 60
1.40
1. 66
1. 33
1. 78
1. 67
1. 55
1. 62
1. 30
1. 59
1. 98
1. 72
14. 12
T ran sp ortation __________________
16.47
13.84
14. 47 11. 15
14. 44
17. 23
10. 65
13. 34
13.43
12. 15
14. 99
P rivate _____________________
10. 47
14. 11
12. 11
15. 49
12. 08
13. 35
13. 30 16. 33
9. 58
11. 19
13. 09
9. 09
Public
1.68
2. 15
1. 32
.8 8
1. 76
1. 12
1. 03
1. 14
.9 0
1. 56
. 98
1. 57
Health and r e c r e a tio n ....... ............
20. 04
18. 97
22. 00
19.99
19. 90
20. 59
18. 56 18. 77 21. 03
19. 44 20.09
19. 71
6. 22
M edical care _______ ________
6. 26
5. 50
6. 61
5. 51
5. 27
6. 18
6. 36
6. 10
5.87
6. 03
7. 63
P erson al care ..............................
2.40
2. 61
2. 71
3. 28
2.40
2. 55
2. 28
3. 18
3. 05
2. 49
2. 66
2. 58
Reading and recreation ...........
7. 02
5. 82
6.45
4. 63
5. 66
5. 40
5. 84
5.93
6. 92
6. 07
6. 07
6. 16
4. 14
Other goods and s e r v ic e s____
5. 11
4. 93
5. 60
4 .4 5
5. 14
6. 10
4. 73
5. 06
4. 06
5. 75
6. 32
D ecem ber 1968
Atlanta

Food
Food at h o m e ________________
C erea ls and bakery
M eats, poultry, and fish ___
F ru its and v e g e ta b le s ____
Other foods at hom e ___ ___
Food away from h o m e_______
Housing _________________________
Shelter ____
_ __
R e n t_______________________
Gas and e le c tr ic ity _______
Household furnishings and
operation ___________________
A pparel and u p k eep _____________
M en's and b o y s'___ __________
F ootw ear_____________________
P r iv a te _______ _____ _ ____ _
P u b lic _____________________ ___
M edical c a r e _________________
P erson al c a r e ________________
Reading and r e c r e a tio n ______




B alti­
m ore

Chicago

C incin­
nati

Detroit

Hono­
lulu

100. 00
20. 47
15. 51
2. 24
4. 88
2. 12
2. 36
3. 91
4. 96
35. 30
20. 95
4. 80
16. 15
4. 60
2. 82
9. 75
11. 22
2. 90
4. 10
1. 55
14. 73
13. 65
1. 08
18. 28
6.48
2. 88
5. 18
3. 74

100. 00
22. 98
18. 32
2. 49
6. 38
2. 49
3. 01
3. 95
4. 66
31. 54
18. 68
5. 29
13. 39
4. 99
. 95
2. 36
7. 87
11. 92
3. 34
4. 31
1. 78
13. 61
11. 71
1. 90
19. 95
5.46
2. 79
6. 36
5. 34

100. 00
23. 37
18. 55
2. 54
6.45
3. 12
2. 89
3. 55
4. 82
31. 90
20. 98
6. 74
14. 24
4. 17
. 51
2. 12
6. 75
10. 92
2. 92
4. 28
1. 55
14. 31
11. 83
2. 48
19. 50
5. 83
2. 57
6. 11
4. 99

100. 00
24. 90
19. 62
2. 29
6. 18
3. 01
4. 06
4. 08
5. 28
3C. 51
19. 19
5. 94
13. 25
3. 97
. 22
2. 48
7. 35
9. 90
3. 22
3. 24
1. 61
14. 01
12. 23
1. 78
20. 68
6. 10
2. 35
5. 53
6. 70

100. 00
20. 85
16.85
2. 08
6. 03
2. 55
2.75
3. 44
4. 00
34.72
23. 02
3. 72
19. 30
4. 46
. 39
2. 76
7. 24
9. 41
2. 72
3. 55
1.40
14. 81
13. 61
1. 20
20. 21
6. 91
2. 61
5.61
5. 08

100.00
25. 35
18. 97
2. 96
6. 57
2. 35
3. 55
3. 54
6. 38
29. 39
20. 25
7. 57
12. 68
3. 42
1.91
5. 73
8. 34
2. 10
3. 13
1. 19
14. 65
12. 45
2. 20
22. 27
6. 49
2. 84
7. 36
5. 58

Los
Kansas A n g eles- New
P h ila­
City
Long
York delphia
Beach
100. 00 100. 00 100. 00 100.00
24. 72 24. 82
20. 56 20. 05
15. 52 14. 63
18. 54
19.93
2. 02
2. 34
2. 67
2. 09
4. 82
4. 51
6. 62
6. 65
3. 36
2. 30
2. 72
2. 46
3.43
2. 57
2. 57
3. 16
3. 58
3. 70
3. 82
3. 23
5. 04
5.42
6. 18
4. 89
31. 17 35. 66
31. 26 29.43
15. 75
19. 13 25. 20
19. 57
3. 27
5. 50
6. 04
8. 39
11. 18 12. 48
13. 63
19. 16
4. 52
4. 21
5. 03
3. 29
1.02
. 93
2. 36
2. 68
1. 74
1.69
7. 52
7. 17
8. 65
7.49
12. 61
11. 71
9. 67
9. 74
2. 77
2. 56
3.42
3. 39
4. 54
3. 74
3. 68
5. 12
1. 40
1.43
1. 63
1. 81
14. 87
11. 20
13. 57
19. 51
14. 10
11. 55
18. 36
8. 89
2. 31
. 77
2. 02
1. 15
20. 21 20.47
19. 68
19. 09
6. 26
6. 21
6. 70
5. 69
2. 51
2. 64
2. 63
2. 45
5. 83
5. 80
5. 29
5. 39
4. 42
5. 24
6. 21
6. 18

St.
Louis F rancisco—
Oakland
100. 00
24. 77
20. 24
2. 74
6.42
3. 26
3. 60
4. 22
4. 53
31.62
18. 06
4. 08
13. 98
5. 15
. 72
2. 78
8.41
10. 79
2. 82
4. 22
1. 64
12. 75
11. 71
1. 04
20. 07
6. 90
2. 80
5. 32
5. 05

100. 00
20. 18
15. 57
2. 02
5. 27
2. 33
2. 68
3. 27
4. 61
35. 16
24. 50
8. 23
16. 27
3. 31
1.66
7. 35
9. 49
2. 24
3. 81
1. 38
15. 10
14. 32
. 78
20. 07
7. 32
2. 49
5. 81
4. 45

32

Tabular
Table A. Consumer Price Index, Major Groups and Subgroups, by Month, 1964-68

US. C YA ER G
. IT V A E

Date

1964: Average----------January --------February -------March ------------A pril ------------May---------------Ju ne--------------J u ly --------------August ----------September -----October --------November -------December -------1965: Average --------January --------February -------March ------------A pril ------------May-----------------June---------------July---------------August------------September-------October----------November--------December--------1966: Average----------January_______
February______
March
A pril
May____________
J u n e--------------J u ly --------------Augus t------------September-------October----------November---------December---------1967: Average----------January----------February--------March--------------A p ril--------------May-----------------June---------------J u ly ---------------Augus t ------------September-------October----------November--------December--------1968: Average----------January ----------February --------March-------------A pril -------------May------------------Ju ne---------------J u ly ---------------August------------September-------October----------November--------December--------1/

A ll
items

108.1
107.7
107.6
107.7
107.8
107.8
108.0
108.3
108.2
108.4
108.5
108.7
108.8
109.9
108.9
108.9
109.0
109.3
109.6
110.1
110.2
110.0
110.2
110.4
110.6
111.0
113.1
111.0
111.6
112.0
112.5
112.6
112.9
113.3
113.8
114.1
114.5
114.6
114.7
116.3
114.7
114.8
115.0
115.3
115.6
116.0
116.5
116.9
117.1
117.5
117.8
118.2
121.2
118.6
119.0
119.5
119.9
120.3
120.9
121.5
121.9
122.2
122.9
123.4
123.7

Total

106.4
105.8
106.0
105.7
105.7
105.5
106.2
107.2
106.9
107.2
106.9
106.8
106.9
108.8
106.6
106.6
106.9
107.3
107.9
110.1
110.9
110.1
109.7
109.7
109.7
110.6
114.2
111.4
113.1
113.9
114.0
113.5
113.9
114.3
115.8
115.6
115.6
114.8
114.8
115.2
114.7
114.2
114.2
113. 7
113.9
115.1
116.0
116.6
115.9
115.7
115.6
116.2
119.3
117.0
117.4
117.9
118.3
118.8
119.1
120.0
120.5
120.4
120.9
120.5
121.2

Total
104.7
104.2
104.4
104.0
103.9
103.7
104.4
105.7
105.3
105.6
105.3
105.1
105.1
107.2
104.8
104.8
105.0
105.5
106.2
108.8
109.7
108.6
108.0
107.8
107.8
108.9
112.6
109.8
111.8
112.6
112.7
112.0
112.3
112.7
114.4
114.0
113.8
112.8
112.6
112.3
112.3
111.7
111.5
110.8
110.9
112.3
113.3
113.9
112.9
112.6
112.3
112.9
115.9
113.8
114.2
114.7
115.1
115.6
115.8
116.7
117.1
116.8
117.2
116.6
117.4

(1957-59=100)
Food
Food at home
Cereals
Meats,
poultry, Dairy
and
bakery
and products
products fish

Fruits
and
vege­
tab les

Other
food
at
home

Food
away
from
home

Total

Total

Rent

109.6
109.1
109.0
108.8
108.8
108.9
109.2
109.2
109.6
109.9
110.4
110.7
111.0
111.2
111.1
110.7
110.9
111.0
110.8
111.0
111.1
111.1
111.3
111.3
111.4
112.2
115.8
113.0
113.2
113.6
114.1
114.3
114.7
114.8
117.3
118.4
118.3
118.6
118.8
118.5
118.8
118.5
118.6
118.5
118.8
118.3
118.2
118.4
118.4
118.2
118.4
118.4
119.0
118.3
118.2
118.1
118.3
118.4
118.6
119.2
119.6
119.8
119.8
120.1
120.1

115.3
112.4
113.9
115.1
115.7
115.7
120.2
122.3
117.3
112.2
111. 7
113.0
114.5
115.2
112.4
113.3
115.3
117.6
121.4
125.9
124.3
114.6
108.5
108.5
109.9
111.0
117.6
111.3
116.5
117.4
119.8
119.2
121.7
121.5
122.3
116.6
115.3
114.9
114.3
117.5
115.3
114.2
115.2
114.2
116.4
119.9
124.4
122.7
115.6
115.3
116.7
119.6
126.8
124.1
124.9
126.1
128.3
130.7
130.0
132.2
128.2
122.9
123.4
123.8
126.4

101.6
101.8
101. 7
100.9
101.1
100.5
100.3
101.0
101.9
103.5
102.7
102.3
101.9
101.8
101.6
100.9
100.3
101.1
100.8
100.5
101.2
101.9
103.0
103.5
102.9
103.8
103.9
102.9
103.5
103. 7
103.6
102.8
101.3
102.1
104.9
105.3
106.0
104.8
105.7
101.9
104.9
102.5
102.3
101.4
100. 7
100.0
100.2
102.6
102.4
102.3
101.5
102.2
104.5
101.9
102.6
102.2
103.0
101.9
102.5
103.3
105.5
107.4
108.6
106.7
108.4

115.2
114.3
114.4
114. 7
114.9
115.0
115.1
115.2
115.3
115.5
115.7
115.9
116.0
117.8
116.1
116.3
116.5
116.8
116.9
117.2
117.6
118.2
118.8
119.2
119.6
119.9
123.2
120.4
120.8
121.2
121.6
122.2
122.8
123.5
124.0
124.6
125.2
125.7
126.3
129.6
127.0
127.4
127.7
128.3
128.7
129.1
129.7
130.3
130.8
131.4
132.0
132.4
136.3
132.9
133.3
133.7
134.4
135.1
135.7
136.5
137.2
138.0
138.9
139.4
139.9

107.2
106.9
106.9
107.1
107.0
106.9
107.1
107.1
107.2
107.4
107.6
107.7
107.8
108.5
108.1
108.2
108.2
108.2
108.2
108.2
108.3
108.2
108.6
109.0
109.2
109.4
111.1
109.2
109.4
109.6
110.3
110.7
111.1
111.3
111.5
111.8
112.2
112.6
113.0
114.3
113.1
113.3
113.3
113.6
113.9
114.1
114.3
114.7
115.0
115.3
115.5
116.0
119.1
116.4
116.9
117.2
117.5
117.8
118.7
119.5
120.1
120.4
120.9
121.7
122.3

108.7
108.1
108.3
108.4
108.2
108.2
108.4
108.6
108.8
109.0
109.2
109.3
109.5
110.6
109.9
110.2
110.1
110.1
110.2
110.3
110.6
110.7
110.8
111.2
111.5
111.8
114.1
112.0
112.1
112.3
113.0
113.5
114.1
114.4
114.6
115.0
115.5
115.8
116.4
117.9
116.5
116.8
116.6
116.9
117.5
117.7
117.9
118.4
118.7
119.0
119.4
119.9
123.6
120.2
120.8
121.0
121.3
121.6
122.9
124.2
125.0
125.3
126.0
126.9
127.6

107.8
107.3
107.5
107.5
107.7
107.7
107.8
107.8
107.9
107.9
108.2
108.3
108.4
108.9
108.4
108.5
108.7
108.8
108.8
108.8
108.9
109.0
109.1
109.2
109.3
109.5
110.4
109.7
109.8
109.9
110.1
110.2
110.2
110.3
110.6
110.7
111.0
111.2
111.3
112.4
111.4
111.7
111.8
111.9
112.1
112.2
112.4
112.6
112.8
113.0
113.2
113.5

98.6
98.3
98.3
97.2
97.0
96.6
96.8
98.9
99.2
101.4
100.6
99.5
99.0
105.1
99.2
99.5
99.6
99.8
100.3
106.4
109.2
109.8
109.8
108.9
108.5
110.1
114.1
112.9
115.7
116.9
115.6
113.9
114.2
114.3
114.5
114.8
113.8
111.8
110.9
111.2
110.3
110.7
110.0
109.0
108.5
111.6
112.3
113.1
113.4
112.3
111.4
111.2
113.7
111.6
112.0
113.1
112.7
113.0
113.2
114.0
115.3
115.5
115.4
114.6
114.4

104./
105.0
104.8
104.5
104.1
103.9
104.0
104.3
104.4
104.6
105.3
105.3
105.6
105.0
105.6
105.2
105.0
104.5
104.2
104.0
104.3
105.0
105.3
105.5
105.8
106.1
111.8
106.6
107.0
108.1
108.9
109.3
109.6
111.0
114.8
116.0
117.1
116.7
116.5
116.7
116.4
116.1
115.7
115. 7
115.9
116.3
116.4
116.6
117.3
117.9
117.8
118.1
120.6
118.5
118.5
118.7
118.8
120.2
120.9
121.0
121.5
121.6
122.3
122.6
122.6

Includes home purchase, mortgage in te r e s t, ta x es, insurance, and maintenance and repairs




Housing
Shelter

115.1
113.7
113.9
114.2
114.4
114.6
114.9
115.1
115.4
115.7
116.0
116.3
116.7

Homeowner­
ship 1/
109.1
108.5
108.8
108.9
108.6
108.4
108.7
108.9
109.2
109.5
109.6
109.8
110.0
111.4
110.6
110.9
110.8
110.8
110.8
111.0
111.2
111.4
111.6
112.1
112.5
112.9
115.7
113.1
113.3
113.5
114.3
115.0
115.8
116.2
116.4
116.8
117.4
117.8
118.6
120.2
118.7
118.9
118.6
119.0
119.7
119.9
120.2
120.8
121.1
121.5
121.9
122.6
127.0
122.9
123.5
123.8
124.0
124.3
126.1
127.8
128.8
129.1
130.0
131.1
132.0

Summary
Table A. Consumer P rice Index, Major Groups and Subgroups, by Month, 1964-68— Continued

US. C Y A ER G ontinued
. IT V A E—C
Housing—Continued
Fuel and u t ilit ie s 2/
Gas
Fuel
o il
e le c Total
and
tr ie coal
lty
107.3
107.7
106.8
107.3
107.4
107.2
107.1
107.0
107.1
107.2
107.4
107.5
107.9
107.2
107.9
107.4
107.4
107.2
107.1
106.9
106.6
105.3
107.4
107.7
107.9
108.1
107.7
106.4
106.5
106.6
108.3
108.2
108.0
107.9
107.9
108.0
108.1
108.3
108.4
109.0
108.6
108.7
108.7
108.8
108.7
108.6
108.9
109.1
109.4
109.4
109.3
109.3
110.4
109.5
109.8
109.9
110.0
110.3
110.3
110.6
110.7
110.5
110.4
111.3
111.5

103.5
106.6
106.6
106.1
103.3
102.1
101.4
100.9
100.9
101.5
102.9
103.7
105.8
105.6
106.5
106.7
106.5
105.4
104.6
103.4
103.2
103.5
104.3
106.9
107.2
108.6
108.3
108.9
109.0
108.9
108.5
108.0
107.0
107.0
107.0
107.4
108.3
108.9
110.2
111.6
110.5

111.1
111.1
111.0

110.8
110.5
111.4
111.7
112.3
112.5
112.7
113.1
115.1
113.7
113.8
113.9
114.0
115.3
115.4
115.7
115.7
115.8
115.9
115.9
116.2

107.9
108.1
106.2
107.1
108.0
108.0
108.1
107.9
108.2
108.2
108.2
108.1
108.3
107.8
108.0
107.8
107.7
107.7
107.7
107.8
106.9
107.7
107.9
107.9
108.0
108.0
108.1
107.9
108.2
108.2
108.3
108.2
108.1
108.1
108.1
108.1
108.0
108.1
107.9
108.5
108.3
108.3
108.3
108.4
108.3
108.2
108.3
108.5
108.9
108.9
109.0
108.7
109.5
108.9
109.3
109.3
109.5
109.5
109.4
109.5
109.7
109.3
109.1
109.9
110.0

Apparel and upkeep

Household
furnishin gs Total
and
opera­
tion
102.8
102.7
102.7
102.8
102.9
102.9
102.9
102.8
102.6
102.8
102.8
102.9
102.9
103.1
102.8
102.8
103.1
103.1
103.1
103.1
102.9
102.9
103.1
103.3
103.3
103.6
105.0
103.6
103.8
104.0
104.4
104.6
104.8
105.1
105.2
105.7
106.1
106.5
106.7
108.2
106.7
107.0
107.3
107.7
107.9
108.1
108.2
108.3
108.8
109.1
109.3
109.7
113.0

110.6
111.2
111.8
112.2

112.5
112.9
113.1
113.3
113.9
114.2
114.8
115.1

105.7
105.0
105.1
105.3
105.6
105.7
105.7
105.5
105.3
105.9
106.2
106.4
106.6
106.8
105.6
105.8
106.0
106.3
106.8
106.9
106.1
106.4
107.2
107.8
108.1
108.1
109.6
107.3
107.6
108.2
108.7
109.3
109.4
109.2
109.2
110.7
111.5
112.0
112.3
114.0
111.3
111.9
112.6
113.0
113.8
113.9
113.7
113.8
115.1
116.0
116.6
116.8
120.1
115.9
116.6
117.6
118.4
119.5
119.9
119.7
120.3
122.2
123.3
124.0
124.3

4/

Men's Women' s Foot­
and
and
boys' g ir ls ' wear
106.1
105.2
105.0
105.2
105.9
106.2
106.3
106.0
106.0
106.6
106.7
107.0
107.1
107.4
106.2
106.2
106.3
106.6
107.0
107.1
106.8
107.2
107.9
108.7
109.2
109.3
110.3
108.6
108.6
109.0
109.6
109.9
110.1
109.6
109.9
111.2
111.5
112.4
112.6
114.3
111.6
111.8
112.7
113.5
114.0
114.1
113.9
114.5
115.5
116.1
116.6
116.8
120.8

116.3
116.8
117.9
119.2
119.8
120.1
120.1
121.2
123.2
124.1
125.0
125.3

102.3
101.4
101.8
102.1
102.2
102.3
102.2
101.9
101.3
102.4
102.9
103.2
103.3
103.1
101.4
101.9
102.1
102.5
103.4
103.5
102.5
102.6
103.8
104.3
104.6
104.3
105.1
102.6
103.1
103.9
104.2
105.0
104.7
104.6
103.8
106.3
107.5
107.8
108.1
109.9
106.4
107.3
108.2
108.4
109.6
109.7
109.2
108.8
111.1
112.7
113.5
113.6
116.4
111.4
112.4
113.6
114.5
116.2
116.5
115.7
115.8
118.5
120.1
120.7
120.8

111.0

110.9
110.7
110.7
110.9

111.0
111.0

110.8
110.8
110.9
111.4
111.6
111.7
112.9
111.5
111.6
111.7
112.0
112.2
112.3
112.0
112.7
113.4
114.4
115.1
115.6
119.6
115.6
116.2
116.9
118.1
119.0
119.8
119.8
120.4
121.3
122.2
122.8
122.9
125.5
122.9
123.4
124.2
124.9
125.2
125.4
125.4
126.0
126.4
127.1
127.6
127.9
132.2
128.1
129.1
129.7
130.4
131.2
131.7
132.0
133.0
134.0
134.9
135.7
136.3

(1957-59=100)
Transportat Lon

Total Private Public

Total

109.3
109.4
108.6
108.9
109.0
109.1
109.2
109.4
109.3
108.9
109.4
110.0
110.5

107.9
108.0
107.2
107.4
107.6
107.7
107.8
107.9
107.9
107.4
108.0
108.6
109.0

111.1
111.1

109.7
109.7
109.1
109.0
109.5
110.0
109.7
110.0
109.5
109.5
109.7
110.1
110.1

113.6
112.7
112.9
113.1
113.4
113.5
113.5
113.7
113.8
113.9
114.0
114.2
114.3
115.6
114.5
114.7
114.9
115.4
115.6
115.7
115.3
115.6
115.8
116.2
116.4
116.6
119.0
116.9
117.1
117.6
118.1
118.4
118.7
119.1
119.5
119.9
120.4
120.8
121.0
123.8
121.4
121.8
122.2
122.6
122.8
123.2
123.6
124.2
124.9
125.5
126.2
126.6
130.0
127.1
127.5
128.3
128.8
129.2
129.7
130.2
130.5
131.1
131.9
132.4
132.8

110.6
110.6
111.0
111.4
111.2
111.5

111.0
111.0

111.2
111.5
111.6
112.7
111.2
111.1
111.4
112.0
112.0
112.2
113.5
113.5
113.3
114.3
114.5
113.8
115.9
113.4
113.8
114.2
115.1
115.5
115.7
116.2
116.4
116.8
117.7
118.3
117.9
119.6
118.7
118.6
119.0
119.0
119.1
119.7
119.8
120.0
119.5
120.6
121.2
120.2

111.0

109.6
109.6
109.9
110.5
110.5
110.7
111.5
111.6
111.3
112.3
112.6
111.7
113.9
111.4
111.8
112.2
113.2
113.6
113.7
114.1
114.4
114.8
115.7
116.2
115.8
117.3
116.6
116.4
116.7
116.8
116.8
117.4
117.6
117.7
117.2
118.4
118.9
117.5

119.0
118.3
118.4
118.3
118.4
118.6
118.9
119.0
119.1
119.3
119.3
119.5
120.3
121.4
120.6
121.2
121.3
121.3
121.3
121.3
121.4
121.5
121.6
121.6
121.6
122.0
125.8
122.0
122.0
122.1
122.1
122.1
122.8
129.1
129.2
129.5
129.6
129.6
129.8
132.1
129.8
130.0
130.5
130.6
130.9
132.2
132.7
132.8
133.0
133.0
134.6
134.9
132.3
135.5
136.2
137.1
137.2
137.3
138.4
138.5
138.6
138.7
138.7
139.4
144.3

Health and recreation
Readlng
Med- Perand
ic a l
sonal
care recreacare
tion
119.4
118.2
118.5
118.7
119.0
119.1
119.3
119.5
119.8
119.7
119.9
120.2
120.3
122.3
120.6
121.0
121.4
121.6
121.8
122.2
122.7
122.8
122.8
123.0
123.4
123.7
127.7
124.2
124.5
125.3
125.8
126.3
127.0
127.7
128.4
129.4
130.4
131.3
131.9
136.7
132.9
133.6
134.6
135.1
135.7
136.3
136.9
137.5
138.5
139.0
139.7
140.4
145.0
141.2
141.9
142.9
143.5
144.0
144.4
145.1
145.5
146.4
147.4
148.2
149.1

109.2
108.5
108.4
108.7
108.7
108.9
109.1
109.3
109.4
109.5
109.7
109.7
110.0
109.9
110.0
110.1
110.4
110.7

111.0
111.0

108.7
109.0
109.2
109.2
109.6
110.0
112.2
110.4
110.8
111.0
111.6
112.0
112.2
112.5
112.7
113.0
113.3
113.4
113.7
115.5
113.8
114.1
114.4
114.9
115.0
115.3
115.5
116.1
116.4
116.5
116.9
117.2
120.3
117.6
117.6
118.4
119.0
119.6
120.1
120.4
120.9
121.5
122.1
122.8
123.4

114.1
113.1
113.3
113.6
114.0
114.1
114.0
114.1
114.2
114.3
114.5
114.9
114.9
115.2
115.0
115.2
115.4
115.9
115.9
115.7
114.6
114.3
114.8
115.2
115.4
115.4
117.1
115.7
115.9
116.6
116.8
116.8
117.0
117.2
117.4
117.5
118.0
118.3
118.4
120.1
118.5
118.6
118.9
119.4
119.6
119.7
119.8
120.0
120.5
121.4
122.0
122.2
125.7
122.7
123.0
124.2
124.9
125.3
125.6
125.9
126.3
126.7
127.5
128.0
128.2

2 / Also includes telephone, water, and sewerage services not shown separately.
3/ Also includes in fan ts' wear, sewing m aterials, jew elry, and apparel upkeep services not shown separately.




Other
goods
and
services
108.8
108.3
108.4
108.5
108.6
108.7
108.7
108.9
108.9
109.0
109.1
109.1
109.2
111.4
109.3
109.4
109.5
110.3
110.6
111.0
111.5
112.6
112.7
113.3
113.3
113.4
114.9
113.4
113.6
113.8
114.3
114.7
114.9
115.3
115.5
115.7
115.9
116.0
115.9
118.2
116.2
116.3
116.4
116.6
116.7
116.9
117.8
118.8
119.7
120.3
121.0
121.4
123.6
121.9
122.1
122.4
122.5
122.6
123.5
123.9
124.2
124.4
125.1
125.4
125.6

Date

1964: Average
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
1965: Average
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
1966: Average
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
Augus t
September
October
November
December
1967: Average
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
1968: Average
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
Augus t
September
October
November
December

34

Table B. Consumer Price Index, Major Groups and Subgroups, by Month, 1964-68

C IC G , ILIN IS
H AO L O
Date

A ll
items

Total

Total

1964: Average -------January -------February -----March ----------A pril ----------May--------------J u n e------------J u ly ------------August --------September ---October--------November-------December-------1965: Average -------January -------February -----March ----------A pril ----------May--------------June
July
August
September ---October -------November-------December-------1966: Average -------January -------February -----March ----------A pril ----------May--------------Ju n e------------J u ly ------------August --------September ---October -------November -----December -----1967: Average -------January -------February -----March-----------A pril ----------May-------------Ju ne------------J u ly ------------August --------September ---October--------November -----December -----1968: Average -------January -------February -----March ----------A p r il----------May-------------June
J u ly ------------August--------September---October-------November-----December------

106.1
105.8
105.7
105.7
105.7
105.9
106.2
106.6
106.3
106.3
106.4
106.6
106.5
107.6
106.4
106.6
106.7
106.9
107.2
107.9
107.7
107.7
108.0
108.3
108.4
108.8
110.7
108.6
109.3
109.9
109.9
110.2
110.6
110.5
111.4
111.9
112.0
111.9
112.2
113.6
111.8
112.2
112.3
112.2
112.6
112.9
113.7
114.5
115.0
115.1
115.5
115.8
118.5
115.9
116.5
117.0
117.4
117.8
118.3
118.9
119.3
119.8
120.2
120.3
121.0

106.1
105.8
105.7
105.1
105.1
104.8
105.7
106.8
106.3
107.0
106.9
106.9
106.5
108.8
105.8
106.6
106.6
106.7
107.3
110.1
110.6
110.3
109.8
110.0
110.4
111.2
114.6
112.0
114.2
115.1
114.2
113.6
114.3
114.1
116.8
116.3
115.4
114.7
114.7
115.4
114.1
114.7
114.1
113.1
113.9
114.5
116.5
117.7
116.6
116.7
116.4
116.5
120.4
117.7
118.5
118.1
118.7
118.9
120.1
121.3
122.3
122.3
122.5
121.7
122.5

105.4
105.2
105.0
104.2
104.2
103.9
104.9
106.3
105.7
106.5
106.4
106.3
105.7
108.2
104.8
105.8
105.9
105.9
106.7
110.0
110.5
109.8
109.1
109.2
109.7
110.7
114.4
111.5
114.3
115.3
114.0
113.2
114.0
113.7
116.9
116.3
115.0
114.1
114.0
114.2
113.1
113.8
113.0
111.7
112.6
113.3
115.4
116.9
115.4
115.4
114.8
115.0
118.8
116.4
117.4
116.8
117.3
117.5
118.8
119.9
120.8
120.5
120.5
119.5
120.4

See footnotes at end of tab le.




Food
Food at home
Cereals
Meats,
and
poultry, Dairy
bakery
and
products
products fish
107.9
108.0
107.1
107.5
107.7
107.3
107.9
108.0
107.5
108.1
108.9
108.6
108.3
109.6
109.5
109.4
108.8
109.0
108.6
108.7
108.9
109.3
110.3
110.7
111.2
111.3
116.8
113.6
114.3
114.2
114.6
113.2
115.0
115.2
120.0
120.3
119.2
121.1
120.6
119.9
120.3
119.7
119.8
118.6
120.8
119.0
119.5
122.0
120.2
120.7
119.3
119.4
122.3
119.6
121.8
118.1
121.3
120.9
122.4
124.3
123.0
124.4
123.5
125.3
123.5

100.5
99.7
100.3
99.0
98.8
98.3
98.4
101.0
100.7
103.6
103.1
102.2
101.3
106.9
100.4
102.5
102.5
101.3
101.6
109.4
111.0
110.7
110.7
11''. 3
110.9
112.0
115.2
114.8
118.0
120.1
116.7
113.6
114.7
114.0
115.0
115.4
114.9
113.0
112.6
113.0
111.6
112.8
111.2
109.3
110.6
113.0
115.5
116.5
115.6
114.7
112.8
111.8
115.4
113.7
114.4
114.2
112.8
112.9
114.6
116.0
117.3
117.8
117.8
116.6
116.6

111.0
111.0
110.9
110.6
110.7
110.8
111.0
110.8
111.1
111.0
111.2
111.5
111.6
111.4
111.6
111.4
111.3
111.2
111.3
111.3
111.4
111.2
111.3
111.5
111.7
112.1
119.2
112.5
114.9
116.1
115.8
117.0
117.6
117.7
122.5
123.5
124.9
124.2
124.2
126.2
123.7
123.8
123.5
123.6
123.3
124.9
126.3
126.5
129.1
129.8
129.8
129.8
133.1
129.5
129.5
130.7
131.0
133.1
133.9
134.1
134.5
135.3
135.0
135.1
135.6

Fruits
and
vege­
tables

Other
food
at
home

Food
away
from
home

111.5
111.7
111.6
110.2
110.3
109.3
116.4
117.9
113.6
108.2
108.6
109.5
110.8
112.1
106.4
109.4
111.0
112.6
117.5
121.6
119.9
114.8
106.8
106.5
108.4
110.1

102.2
102.6
101.3
100.7
100.8
101.1
100.4
101.5
102.2
104.7
104.1
104.3
102.5
103.0
102.3
101.6
101.0
102.0
101.8
101.1
102.0
102.8
104.4
105.5
105.0
106.1
105.9
104.8
106.4
106.7
105.3
105.2
103.1
104.2
107.5
107.8
107.1
106.0
107.1

109.9
109.4
109.4
109.7
109.8
109.6
109.7
109.8
109.9
110.0
110.1
110.3
110.5
112.1
110.5
110.6
110.6
110.7
110.7
111.3
111.9
113.0
113.5
113.8
114.1
114.4
116.6
114.6
114.7
115.2
115.8
116.1
116.5
116.9
117.0
117.6
118.0
118.4
118.8
121.4
119.2
119.4
119.6
119.7
120.5
120.6
121.8
121.9
122.6
123.1
124.0
124.0
128.0
124.2
124.4
124.8
125.5
125.8
126.5
128.3
129.3
130.5
131.9
132.0
132.2

115.1
108.6
113.9
113.9
115.8
117.9
121.2
118.9
124.3
117.3
110.8
109.6
109.0
115.8
112.1
114.2
113.0
111.6
113.9
117.2
121.9
122.9
112.7
114.5
116.7
119.1
126.1
123.2
126.4
126.0
127.8
127.7
129.0
130.3
131.4
123.1
122.8
120.6
124.3

101.8
104.2
103.1
102.8
101.9
100.9
97.8
99.1
102.0
102.6
102.4
101.9
102.7
105.6
103.1
103.0
102.4
103.7
103.1
104.1
104.7
106.6
109.0
109.9
107.4
109.7

Housing
Shelter
Total

Total

105.1
105.3
105.2
105.4
105.2
105.3
105.3
105.3
105.1
105.0
105.1
105.1
105.5
105.3
105.9
105.5
105.2
105.7
104.7
104.9
104.7
104.7
105.1
105.3
105.1
105.3
105.8
105.3
105.2
105.7
105.3
105.8
105.2
105.6
105.0
105.5
105.0
105.5
105.6
105.1
105.2
105.7
105.1
105.8
105.7
106.3
106.0
105.6
105.7
106.1
105.8
106.4
109.7
108.2
105.9
107.1
106.2
107.5
106.6
107.9
107.0
108.0
109.2
107.8
108.1
109.5
110.2
108.5
108.6
110.2
110.7
109.1
109.7
111.4
111.7
109.8
110.6
112.8
111.1
113.0
112.8
110.5
112.8
110.5
112.6
110.5
110.4
112.3
112.3
110.4
112.0
110.3
112.6
110.9
113.5
111.5
112.0
113.8
112.1
113.9
111.9
113.5
114.2
112.4
115.0
117.5
112.9
114.7
115.6
113.5
113.7
115.5
113.6
115.5
114.2
116.5
117.1
114.7
118.2
115.5
116.0
118.8
116.2
119.1
116.1
119.3
119.6
116.5
120.0
116.9
___1_________ i

Rent
105.5
105.2
N. A.
105.1
N. A.
105.7
N. A.
105.5
N. A.
105.7
N. A.
105.8
N. A.

Homeowner­
ship 1/

105.8
105.8
N. A.
105.5
N. A.
105.7
N. A.
105.9
N. A.
106.0
N. A.
106.0
N. A.

105.3
105.7
105.6
105.6
105.1
104.9
105.5
106.1
105.9
104.5
104.4
105.2
105.2
105.9
105.8
105.9
105.7
105.7
105.5
105.6
105.6
105.7
106.5
106.1
106.3
106.7

106.7
106.5
N. A.
106.3
N. A.
106.5
N. A.
106.6
N. A.
106.9
N.A.
107.3
N.A.

111.3
107.6
108.2
108.9
108.9
110.6
111.1
112.0
112.1
112.6
113.6
114.0
115.6

108.5
107.5
N.A.
108.0
N.A.
108.3
N.A.
108.7
N.A.
109.0
N.A.
109.2
N.A.

115.3
115.5
115.4
114.9
114.4
114.3
113.7
114.4
115.9
116.2
116.3
115.7
116.6
120.9
117.3
118.6
118.4
118.4
119.5
120.4
121.9
122.7
122.9
123.2
123.5
124.1

110.4
109.3
N.A.
109.6
N.A.
110.0
N.A.
110.6
N.A.
111.0
N.A.
111.5
N.A.

Table B. Consumer Price Index, Major Groups and Subgroups, by Month, 1964-68—Continued
C IC G , ILLINO
H AO
IS—Continued
using—Continued
d u t ilit ie s 2/
Gas
Fuel
and
o il
c­
and e leic tr
coal
ity
105.
106.
106.
106.
106.
105.
105.
105.
104.
104.
105.
105.
105.
104.
104.
104.
104.
104.
104.
104.
104.
105.
105.
105.
105.
105.
105.
103.
103.
103,
105.
105.
105.
105.
106.
106.
106,
106,
106,
106
106
106
106
106
106
106
106
107
107
107
107
107
107,
107.
107.
107.
107,
107,
107.
108.
108.
108.
107.
107,
107,

103.5
105.3
105.3
105.0
105.0
103.8
103.3
101.2
100.1
100.1
102.4
105.1
105.1
104.9
105.3
105.3
105.3
105.3
105.3
104.2
103.6
103.6
103.6
105.6
105.6
105.6
105.5
105.6
105.6
105.6
105.6
105.6
105.0
105.0
105.0
105.0
105.9
105.9
105.9
106.3
105.9
105.9
105.9
105.9
105.9
105.3
106.1
106.2
106.3
106.9
106.9
107.9
108.7
109.0
109.0
109.0
109.0
108.8
108.5
108.5
108.5
108.5
108.7
108.7
108.7

105.9
106.6
106.7
106.6
106.6
106.5
105.9
105.6
105.6
105.2
105.2
105.3
105.3
105.0
105.2
104.9
104.7
104.3
104.5
104.6
104.6
105.4
105.4
105.4
105.4
105.2
106.1
105.2
105.1
105.0
105.8
106.4
106.4
106.4
106.6
106.6
106.5
106.5
106.5
107.1
106.5
106.6
106.5
106.6
106.6
106.7
106.7
107.4
107.8
107.8
107.8
107.8
107.5
107.8
108.1
108.1
108.1
108.1
108.1
108.2
108.2
108.2
105.7
105.7
105.7

Household
furn­
ishin gs
and
opera­
tion
104.8
104.4
104.5
105.0
105.1
105.0
105.0
105.1
104.5
104.7
104.8
104.6
104.7
104.6
104.1
104.5
104.8
104.5
104.2
104.7
104.5
103.6
104.7
104.9
105.1
105.2
106.2
104.7
105.0
105.5
105.8
105.5
105.9
106.0
106.0
107.1
107.5
107.2
107.6
109.0
107.1
107.3
107.9
108.1
108.0
108.6
109.5
109.0
110.3
110.4
110.6

ni.i

112.9
111.6
111.8
112.5
112.3
112.4
112.8
112.7
113.1
113.1
113.7
114.2
114.9

Apparel and upkeep 3/
Total

Men’s Women' s Foot­
and
and
boys’ g ir ls ' wear

Total Private Public

Total

102.0
100.6
101.2
102.3
102.4
102.4
102.1
101.9
101.1
102.9
102.8
102.3
102.5
103.1
101.5
101.3
102.1
102.3
103.2
103.4
101.8
102.4
104.3
104.7
104.7
105.1
105.8
103.1
103.0
105.2
105.0
105.4
105.7
104.1
105.1
108.2
108.3
107.8
108.4
109.9
107.1
107.4
108.3
108.5
109.4
109.7
108.6
109.5
111.9
112.3
112.6
113.0
115.7
109.8
111.1
114.0
114.7
115.9
116.0
114.6
115.1
118.4
119.2
119.5
119.6

102.1
99.8
99.9
100.5
102.5
102.5
102.4
102.1
101.1
103.7
103.7
103.8
103.7
102.9
101.7
100.8
102.1
103.3
103.0
103.3
101.1
101.7
104.0
104.5
104.6
105.1
105.9
103.7
101.4
105.7
106.1
106.0
105.8
103.9
104.9
108.1
108.3
108.4
108.7
108.0
106.7
105.7
106.4
107.0
107.1
107.5
106.5
108.1
109.7
109.5
110.6
110.6
114.2
109.4
109.6
112.6
113.7
114.2
114.1
112.8
114.9
116.3
117.2
117.9
118.0

106.7
105.9
105.3
105.0
104.9
106.8
107.1
107.9
107.3
106.5
107.2
108.0
108.0
109.3
108.9
108.5
108.7
109.8
110.0
109.9
109.8
109.1
108.6
109.5
109.4
109.9
109.5
108.8
108.9
108.7
109.0
109.2
109.6
109.6
110.1
110.0
110.4
110.3
109.8
112.6
109.5
110.7
110.9
111.3
111.7
111.8
112.4
112.6
113.6
113.7
116.8
116.3
117.7
116.7
116.7
117.1
117.4
117.1
117.4
117.7
117.5
117.3
118.1
118.5
120.9

110.2
109.8
109.8
109.7
110.0
110.1
110.1
110.4
110.4
110.3
110.5
110.5
110.5
111.2
110.3
110.5
110.9

footnotes at end of tab le.




(1957-59=100)
Transportation

97.5
96.1
97.1
99.5
98.2
98.5
97.8
97.4
96.2
98.4
97.6
96.5
96.9
98.6
95.8
96.1
96.9
96.5
99.0
99.1
97.4
98.0
101.2
101.2
100.7
101.2
100.4
97.4
98.1
99.9
98.9
99.8
100.0
97.1
98.9
104.1
104.0
102.6
103.6
105.9
101.6
102.7
104.2
104.2
106.1
106.2
103.7
104.5
108.8
109.6
109.1
109.5
111.3
102.2
105.1
109.7
110.4
112.7
112.9
110.1
109.5
115.4
116.3
116.3
115.3

109.1
108.7
109.4
109.3
109.1
108.9
108.6
108.7
108.6
108.9
109.5
109.6
109.8
110.8
109.8
109.8
110.0
110.0
110.2
110.4
110.0
110.4
110.9
112.0
113.1
113.5
117.1
113.0
113.8
114.9
115.6
116.7
117.5
117.7
118.0
118.6
119.3
119.6
120.3
122.2
120.1
120.5
121.3
121.5
121.4
121.7
122.8
122.8
122.5
123.1
124.0
124.1
128.8
125.4
125.5
126.8
127.6
128.0
128.4
128.3
129.3
130.9
131.8
131.9
132.0

106.7
105.8
105.1
104.8
104.7
106.9
107.2
108.1
107.5
106.5
107.3
108.2
108.2
109.8
109.3
108.8
109.0
110.4
110.5
110.4
110.3
109.5
108.9
109.9
109.8
110.2
109.8
108.9
109.0
108.8
109.1
109.3
109.8
109.9
110.4
110.3
110.7
110.7
110.1
112.9
109.8
111.1
111.3
111.8
112.3
112.4
113.0
113.2
114.5
114.6
115.8
115.3
116.5
115.8
115.8
116.2
116.6
116.2
116.5
116.9
116.7
116.4
117.4
117.8
116.1

107.4
107.4
107.4
107.4
107.4
107.4
107.4
107.4
107.4
107.4
107.4
107.4
107.6
107.8
107.6
107.6
107.7
107.7
107.7
107.7
107.7
107.7
107.7
107.7
107.7
109.1
109.2
109.1
109.1
109.2
109.2
109.2
109.2
109.2
109.2
109.2
109.2
109.2
109.2
111.7
109.2
109.2
109.3
109.3
109.3
109.4
109.4
109.4
109.4
109.4
123.5
123.7
126.4
123.7
123.7
123.9
123.9
123.9
124.2
124.2
124.2
124.2
124.2
124.2
152.1

111.0
111.1

111.2
110.6
111.3
111.3
112.1
112.0
112.2
114.1
112.5
112.7
112.9
113.3
113.7
113.9
114.1
114.2
114.9
115.4
115.5
115.8
118.9
115.9
116.1
116.9
117.3
117.6
117.9
119.1
120.1
121.2
121.3
121.8
122.0
124.9
122.2
122.4
123.4
124.2
124.2
124.7
125.3
125.6
125.9
126.5
127.1
127.6

Health and recreation
Read­
Med­
Per­
ing
ic a l
sonal
and
care
care recrea­
tion
127.8
127.2
127.1
127.3
127.5
127.5
127.5
128.2
128.1
127.7
128.1
128.8
128.8
130.0
129.0
129.2
129.2
129.2
129.4
130.0
130.2
130.4
130.5
130.8
131.1
131.5
134.2
131.8
132.2
132.3
132.5
133.0
133.2
134.1
134.3
135.9
136.5
137.0
138.1
144.7
139.0
139.6
142.3
142.4
143.3
143.9
145.1
146.5
148.0
148.1
148.5
149.2
153.2
150.0
151.3
152.3
152.9
152.5
152.6
152.8
153.3
153.7
154.1
155.5
157.0

111.0

110.7
111.7
111.0
110.1
110.6
111.1
111.3
111.3
111.4
111.5
110.8
110.0
110.6
110.8
111.0
111.5
111.7
111.6
111.6
109.2
109.6
109.9
109.9
109.7
110.4
112.5
111.2
112.1
112.3
112.1
111.8
112.1
112.1
112.5
113.5
113.8
113.1
113.4
114.9
113.3
113.4
113.9
114.0
114.0
114.1
114.5
115.2
116.0
116.9
116.5
116.9
119.2
116.7
116.2
116.9
116.8
117.4
118.6
119.1
120.3
121.8
121.7
122.1
123.1

Other
goods
and
serv­
ices

100.0
99.6
99.4
99.2
100.1
100.1
100.1
100.3
100.4
100.4
100.5
100.2
99.8
100.3
99.8
99.8
101.0
101.1
100.9
100.9
100.1
100.0
99.9
100.1
99.9
99.8
101.5
100.1
100.3
100.6
100.9
101.2
101.5
101.8
101.8
102.0
102.5
102.9
102.9
104.5
102.7
102.7
102.8
103.3
103.8
103.9
104.5
104.8
105.7
106.0
106.8
106.7

101.5
101.4
101.2
101.2
101.6
101.4
101.5
101.5
101.5
101.4
101.5
101.7
101.8
103.2
101.5
101.9
N. A.
101.4
N. A.
N. A.
101.9
N.A.
N. A.
106.3
N.A.
N.A.

109.3
106.7
106.4
107.8
108.8
108.9
109.6
109.9
109.9
109.9
111.1
111.3
111.4

116.5
114.2
114.2
114.9
116.0
115.9
116.0
117.4
117.5
117.5
117.8
118.2
118.0

107.3
106.1
N.A.
N.A.
107.1
107.6
107.6
107.3
107.3
107.8
108.1
107.8
107.7
110.7
107.8
108.0
108.1
108.6
108.4
108.9
110.8
112.6
113.6
113.4
113.7
113.9

36

Table B. Consumer P rice Index, Major Groups and Subgroups, by Month, 1964-68— Continued

DETRO M H A
IT, IC IG N

A ll
items

Date

1964: Average -------January -------February -----March ----------A pril ----------May
June
J u ly ------------August --------September ---October -------November -----December -----1965: Average -------January-------February -----March ----------April ----------May
Ju n e------------July
August “ ~
September ---October -----November -----December -----1966: Average
January -------February -----March ----------A pril ----------May-------------June------------J u ly ------------August --------September ---October -------November -----December -----1967: Average -------January -------February -----March ----------A pril ----------May--------------Ju ne------------J u ly ------------August--------September ---October -------November -----December -----1968: Average -------January -------February -----March----------A p r il----------May--------------June------------J u ly ------------August--------September---O ctober-------November-----December------

104.0
103.7
103.1
103.6
103.8
103.2
103.6
104.2
104.3
104.6
104.9
104.6
104.8
106.4
105.0
104.6
104.8
105.6
106.1
107.0
106.9
106.8
106.9
107.4
107.6
108.0
111.1
108.4
108.8
109.6
110.2
110.6
111.2
111.3
111.9
112.1
112.6
112.7
113.3
114.9
113.3
113.5
114.3
114.6
114.5
114.7
115.0
115.3
115.3
115.5
116.0
116.4
119.8
116.6
117.3
118.2
118.5
118.9
119.8
120.3
120.6
121.2
121.7
122.1
122.5

Total

101.9
101.4
101.4
101.1
101.4
101.0
101.8
103.0
102.4
102.4
102.5
102.2
102.0
105.0
101.9
101.5
102.1
103.0
103.5
106.8
108.0
106.6
105.8
106.2
106.5
107.9
112.2
108.9
110.0
111.3
111.6
111.5
112.0
112.8
114.4
113.7
113.5
113.1
113.1
114.1
113.0
112.7
113.2
112.6
113.0
113.5
115.1
116.3
114.5
114.7
114.7
115.4
117.6
115.5
116.1
116.4
116.2
116.7
117.9
118.6
119.0
119.0
119.2
118.3
118.4

See footnotes at end of table




Total

100.7
100.2
100.2
99.9
100.1
99.7
100.6
102.1
101.3
101.2
101.2
100.8
100.6
103.6
100.4
99.9
100.6
101.5
102.1
105.9
107.2
105.4
104.3
104.7
104.9
106.4
110.7
107.6
108.8
110.2
110.3
110.0
110.6
111.5
113.2
112.2
111.7
111.1
110.8
111.5
110.7
110.3
110.9
109.9
110.2
110.8
112.7
114.1
111.9
112.1
112.0
112.8
114.8
112.8
113.5
113.8
113.4
113.9
115.1
115.9
116.2
116.1
116.3
115.2
115.2

(1957-59=100)
Food at home
Cereals
Meats,
poultry, Dairy
and
bakery
and
products
products fish
102.4
101.5
101.8
100.9
101.4
101.5
101.6
102.4
102.3
102.0
104.4
104.6
104.6
105.1
104.5
103,8
104.5
104.3
104.2
105.2
105.5
105.4
105.3
106.0
105.3
106.7
108.9
107.0
106.7
106.5
107.1
107.3
108.1
108.0
110.0
111.4
111.6
111.3
111.6
112.4
111.9
112.6
112.9
112.3
112.4
111.7
112.7
112.4
112.2
113.7
112.3
112.1
113.0
111.1
110.8
110.4
111.0
111.6
111.6
112.2
115.0
115.1
116.1
115.5
115.7

96.1
95.7
96.0
94.7
94.2
93.7
93.7
96.6
96.8
99.7
99.2
96.5
96.2
104.6
97.5
96.6
97.7
97.8
98.9
106.8
110.0
109.8
110.2
109.5
109.3
111.3
115.6
115.0
116.9
118.8
116.6
114.9
115.4
115.8
115.4
116.7
115.1
114.0
112.0
113.8
111.9
112.3
112.1
111.3
111.3
112.6
115.1
116.2
116.2
116.2
115.2
114.9
117.0
115.1
114.6
116.8
114.9
115.6
116.3
117.9
118.8
119.4
118.7
117.9
117.4

104.3
104.9
104.8
105.2
105.0
104.6
104.2
104.2
104.0
103.6
103.7
103.3
103.7
103.9
103.6
103.1
102.8
103.1
103.1
102.6
103.0
103.3
104.5
105.8
105.9
105.9
113.0
106.2
105.7
106.9
109.4
109.5
110.7
110.9
118.5
119.2
119.4
120.0
119.6
120.5
119.6
119.0
118.7
119.1
118.9
118.7
118.8
120.8
122.0
122.8
122.8
124.3
126.3
124.8
124.6
124.7
124.7
124.8
125.0
125.1
128.1
128.0
128.5
128.3
128.4

Housing
Shelter

Fruits
and
vege­
tables

Other
food
at
home

Food
away
from
home

Total

Total

Rent

Homeowner­
ship 1/

106.6
103.0
103.9
105.7
108.4
108.3
113.7
115.0
109.5
101.0
101.3
105.2
104.6
105.6
102.2
103.8
105.8
109.1
110.8
118.0
117.5
106.2
96.3
97.2
99.5
101.3
109.6
102.0
105.4
108.2
110.6
112.9
115.6
117.7
117.0
106.5
106.4
105.9
106.4
110.2
107.2
105.9
110.6
108.1
110.2
113.9
117.3
118.7
105.7
106.5
108.1
110.7
115.6
111.6
115.5
113.9
116.3
119.9
123.9
123.3
117.6
111.4
112.1
112.0
109.6

98.6
99.9
98.7
98.1
98.0
97.2
97.0
97.8
98.5
100.4
99.7
98.8
98.7
97.9
97.8
96.4
96.2
97.4
97.2
96.2
96.6
97.4
98.9
99.8
99.5
101.1
101.8
99.8
100.1
100.7
101.0
100.2
98.9
100.4
103.6
103.9
104.0
103.4
105.1
101.3
103.4
102.3
101.7
100.4
100.1
98.6
99.9
102.5
101.8
100.9
101.7
102.6
102.9
101.9
103.0
102.3
101.5
99.8
100.7
101.7
102.7
106.1
106.5
103.3
105.8

109.4
108.7
108.9
108.9
108.9
109.0
109.0
109.1
109.1
109.5
110.3
110.7
110.6
113.3
110.6
110.9
111.0
111.9
112.1
112.8
113.7
114.0
115.0
115.1
115.8
116.8
121.2
117.2
117.6
118.1
119.4
120.2
120.5
121.3
122.0
123.1
124.0
124.8
125.7
128.3
126.2
126.5
126.5
127.8
128.4
128.6
128.5
128.9
129.0
129.1
129.7
130.1
133.4
130.6
130.8
131.3
131.7
132.1
133.2
133.8
134.7
134.8
135.6
135.6
136.0

98.6
98.2
98.1
98.2
98.6
98.1
98.4
98.4
98.6
99.0
99.2
99.4
99.5
99.9
99.2
99.1
99.0
99.2
99.3
99.6
99.5
99.7
100.2
101.2
101.4
101.7
104.7
101.5
101.9
102.1
103.0
103.8
105.1
105.3
105.5
105.9
106.7
106.8
108.4
109.4
108.3
108.4
109.5
109.8
109.0
109.2
109.5
109.5
109.5
109.7
110.2
110.7
114.8
110.8
111.5
112.3
112.6
113.1
114.6
115.7
115.6
116.7
117.2
118.1
118.9

95.9
95.1
95.0
95.1
95.7
94.9
95.6
95.6
96.2
96.7
96.9
97.1
97.4
98.3
97.4
97.2
97.1
97.1
97.2
97.7
97.8
98.1
98.8
100.2
100.5
101.0
105.3
101.2
101.8
101.9
102.8
104.2
105.9
106.4
106.5
107.0
107.9
108.0
110.4
111.5
110.3
110.3
111.7
111.8
110.8
110.9
111.5
111.3
111.5
111.6
112.4
113.3
118.4
113.3
114.2
115.1
115.2
115.8
117.9
119.7
119.6
120.9
121.7
123.1
124.1

94.8
N. A.
94.6
N. A.
94.7
N.A.
94.7
N.A.
94.6
N.A.
95.0
N.A.
95.3
95.9
N.A.
95.2
N.A.
95.4
N.A.
95.6
N.A.
96.2
N.A.
96.7
N.A.
96.9
98.4
N.A.
97.1
N.A.
97.7
N.A.
98.1
N.A.
98.8
N.A.
99.8
N.A.
99.8
101.5
N.A.
100.1
N.A.
100.7
N.A.
101.4
N.A.
102.0
N.A.
102.5
N.A.
103.1
104.9
N.A.
103.6
N.A.
104.1
N.A.
104.7
N.A.
105.5
N.A.
106.0
N.A.
106.6

96.3
95.4
95.2
95.4
96.1
95.1
95.9
95.9
96.7
97.2
97.5
97.7
98.0
99.0
98.0
97.8
97.7
97.7
97.7
98.2
98.5
98.7
99.5
101.1
101.5
102.1
107.1
102.4
103.0
103.2
104.1
105.8
107.9
108.4
108.5
109.0
109.9
110.0
113.0
113.9
112.9
112.8
114.4
114.5
113.3
113.2
113.9
113.6
113.8
113.7
114.7
115.7
121.6
115.7
116.8
117.8
117.9
118.6
121.0
123.2
122.9
124.5
125.4
127.1
128.2

Table B. Consumer Price Index, Major Groups and Subgroups, by Month, 1964-68—Continued

DETRO M IG N
IT, ICH A —Continued

Housing—Continued
Fuel and u t ilit ie s 2/
Gas
Fuel
and
o il
c
Total
and e leic ­
tr coal
ity
103.2
103.3
103.5
103.4
103.4
103.6
103.5
103.5
103.0
102.9
102.8
102.8
102.6
102.5
102.5
102.2
102.4
102.4
102.7
102.8
102.9
102.9
102.7
102.5
102.3
102.2
102.2
100.8
100.8
100.9
102.4
102.6
102.8
102.7
102.7
102.7
102.6
102.6
102.5
102.7
102.5
102.4
102.6
102.7
102.7
103.0
103.0
103.0
103.0
102.9
102.5
102.4
103.3

102.6
102.6

103.2
103.3
103.3
103.5
103.5
103.5
103.6
103.5
103.3
103.4

99.5
100.6
100.6
100.6
100.6
99.1
97.7
97.7
97.7
97.7
100.6
100.6
100.6
100.3
100.6
100.6
100.6
100.6
100.6
100.0
99.6
99.2
99.8
100.6
100.6
100.6
101.1
100.6
100.6
100.6
100.6
100.6
100.2
100.2
100.2
100.6
101.4
103.7
104.4
105.0
105.0
105.0
105.0
105.0
105.0
105.0
104.6
104.6
105.0
105.0
105.0
105.4
106.9
107.2
107.2
107.2
107.2
106.4
106.4
106.4
106.4
106.4
106.4
106.4
108.7

105.3
105.0
105.2
105.2
105.2
105.6
105.7
105.9
105.9
105.5
105.0
105.0
104.7
104.8
104.5
104.5
104.6
104.5
105.0
105.3
105.5
105.5
105.2
104.7
104.4
104.3
104.7
104.4
104.3
104.4
104.4
104.8
105.1
105.2
105.2
105.2
104.9
104.6
104.4
104.6
104.3
104.2
104.5
104.5
104.7
105.0
105.1
104.9
104.8
104.8
104.5
104.3
104.6
104.3
104.4
104.3
104.4
104.6
104.9
104.9
104.9
105.1
104.9
104.5
104.4

(1957-59=100)
Apparel and upkeep 17-----Transportat ion
Household
furn­
Men's Women' s Foot­
ishin gs Total
and
and
Total Private Public
and
boys* g ir ls ' wear
opera­
tion
100.7
100.7
100.5
101.0
101.1
101.0
100.4
100.5
100.0
100.5
100.7
100.8
100.8
100.0
99.4
99.6
99.4
100.2
100.2
100.1
99.5
99.5
100.1
100.6
100.6
100.7
101.7
100.0
100.5
100.7
101.2
100.8
101.4
101.3
101.6
102.2
103.2
103.5
103.8
105.2
103.4
104.0
104.8
105.8
105.0
105.5
105.5
105.5
105.4
105.8
106.0
106.0
108.9
106.2
106.6
107.2
108.2
108.7
109.4
109.3
109.3
110.4
110.3
110.5
110.9

See footnotes at end of table




106.5
105.0
105.6
106.6
106.6
106.5
106.4
106.4
106.3
107.1
107.3
107.1
107.5
108.2
106.4
107.2
107.9
108.7
108.4
108.7
108.0
107.9
108.9
108.8
108.8
109.2
110.5
107.8
108.4
109.4
110.1
110.1
110.1
109.4
110.3
112.1
112.4
112.6
112.8
113.5
112.2
112.6
113.5
113.5
113.6
113.6
112.0
112.5
114.3
114.7
114.7
114.9
118.4
112.9
114.9
116.5
116.4
117.9
118.0
117.1
118.8
121.0
121.9
122.9
123.0

103.6
102.2
102.6
103.6
103.7
103.7
103.3
103.2
103.5
103.7
104.2
104.3
104.9
105.6
102.6
103.5
104.8
106.7
106.2
106.5
106.2
105.5
106.6
106.4
106.1
106.5
106.9
104.0
105.1
105.9
107.2
106.9
107.2
105.3
105.5
108.2
108.8
109.2
110.0
110.5
109.0
109.0
110.3
110.1
110.0
110.3
108.0
109.2
112.4
112.6
112.4
112.2
117.6
110.7
113.6
115.3
115.4
116.8
116.4
116.8
118.6
121.5
121.6
121.8
122.5

108.5
105.9
106.9
108.8
108.7
108.3
108.6
108.7
108.0
109.9
109.9
109.3
109.4
110.2
108.3
109.5
110.0
110.7
110.4
110.9
110.0
110.1
111.0
110.2
110.2
110.7
111.2
109.6
110.0
111.2
110.2
110.3
109.7
109.8
111.2
113.2
113.0
113.2
112.8
113.4
112.1
112.8
114.4
113.9
114.3
113.9
112.4
111.5
113.2
114.0
113.8
114.4
116.9
111.6
113.2
115.8
114.6
116.8
117.1
115.8
116.8
119.7
119.7
121.2
120.9

110.6
110.3
110.3
110.6
110.4
110.4
110.4
110.2
110.6
110.6
110.9
110.9
111.2
113.2
111.4
111.6
112.1
112.1
112.1
112.1
111.8
112.3
113.9
116.1
116.1
116.9
119.8
115.0
115.5
117.5
119.5
120.0
120.4
119.5
120.0
121.8
122.6
122.8
122.8
124.0
122.4
123.0
123.2
123.5
123.6
123.8
120.9
123.8
125.0
126.0
126.1
126.7
128.5
122.4
126.5
126.5
126.7
127.9
128.5
124.6
130.2
131.4
131.5
133.0
133.1

104.6
105.3
101.4
103.3
103.3
101.7
102.9
104.7
105.7
106.3
107.6
106.1
106.6
109.0
108.5
106.3
105.9
108.5
110.1
109.9
109.7
109.2
109.3
109.8
110.5
110.4
111.9
110.7
110.2
111.7
112.3
112.2
112.2
111.8
112.2
111.1
112.4
113.0
112.5
114.4
112.4
113.4
113.9
114.7
114.5
114.3
114.2
114.1
114.2
114.8
116.1
116.4
119.0
117.3
117.5
119.0
119.0
119.2
119.6
119.4
119.0
118.8
119.6
120.3
119.7

102.7
103.5
99.3
101.3
101.3
99.6
100.9
102.8
103.8
104.5
105.9
104.3
104.8
107.4
106.8
104.5
104.1
106.8
108.6
108.3
108.1
107.6
107.6
108.2
109.0
108.9
110.2
109.1
108.6
110.2
110.8
110.7
110.4
110.0
110.4
109.2
110.7
111.2
110.7
112.8
110.6
111.7
112.2
113.1
112.8
112.7
112.5
112.5
112.5
113.1
114.5
114.9
116.6
115.8
116.0
116.4
116.4
116.6
117.0
116.8
116.3
116.0
116.9
117.6
117.1

114.4
114.4
114.4
114.4
114.4
114.4
114.4
114.4
114.4
114.4
114.5
114.5
114.6
114.6
114.6
114.6
114.6
114.6
114.6
114.6
114.6
114.6
114.4
114.4
114.4
114.7
117.5
114.7
114.7
114.8
114.8
114.8
119.4
119.4
119.4
119.4
119.4
119.4
119.4
119.6
119.4
119.4
119.6
119.6
119.6
119.6
119.6
119.6
119.8
119.8
119.8
119.8
133.9
119.8
119.8
135.9
135.9
135.9
136.7
136.7
136.7
137.2
137.2
137.2
137.2

Total

114.4
114.1
114.4
114.7
114.7
114.3
114.3
114.5
114.3
114.3
114.4
114.5
114.4
116.8
115.4
115.7
116.1
116.4
117.0
117.4
116.4
117.6
117.4
117.5
117.1
117.1
120.9
118.6
119.0
119.8
120.3
120.6
120.9
120.9
121.3
122.0
122.3
122.6
122.9
126.6
123.9
124.2
124.7
125.6
126.3
126.7
126.9
127.1
128.2
128.2
128.3
128.5
132.6
129.9
130.1
131.2
132.2
132.4
132.2
132.5
133.2
133.5
134.1
134.6
135.5

Health and recreation
Read­
Med­
Per­
ing
ic a l
sonal
and
care
care recrea­
tion

Other
goods
and
serv­
ices

124.6
123.7
123.9
124.7
124.8
124.6
124.7
124.7
124.9
124.6
124.5
125.2
125.2

108.9
109.1
109.0
109.0
108.9
108.9
109.1
109.1
108.6
108.6
109.0
109.0
N. A.

127.9
125.9
126.1
127.3
127.6
127.8
128.2
128.2
129.1
128.8
128.8
128.6
128.6
135.2
130.6
131.2
133.3
133.3
133.8
134.8
135.3
135.9
137.1
137.8
139.3
140.2,
144.7
141.0
141.5
142.8
142.7
143.3
143.9
144.2
144.3
146.9
147.0
148.9
149.7
154.3
151.2
151.9
153.6
154.0
154.4
153.5
153.5
153.8
154.9
156.0
156.1
158.2

108.3
106.7
108.1
108.5
108.2
107.7
108.0
108.6
108.5
109.2
109.5
108.5
108.3
110.9
109.6
109.4
110.4
110.8
112.0
112.4
111.3
110.8
111.2
111.1
110.9
111.0
114.6
112.7
113.2
112.6
113.5
112.4
112.8
114.8
114.9
117.0
117.1
116.9
117.7
121.5
118.7
119.0
119.0
118.7
120.6
120.0
122.2
123.5
124.7
123.6
124.0
124.0
126.9
124.4
123.8
124.3
126.4
126.1
126.4
126.8
126.8
127.1
128.7
130.1
131.5

110.9
111.3
111.5
111.5
111.9
110.8
110.4
110.9
110.6
110.5
110.3
110.3
110.3
112.4
112.4
112.6
112.3
113.4
113.9
114.6
112.1
112.1
111.9
111.8
111.0
110.9
115.0
113.1
113.8
114.8
115.6
116.1
116.3
114.8
114.9
115.6
115.7
114.8
114.6
118.4
116.5
116.8
116.9
119.4
119.0
119.3
118.5
119.1
119.6
119.5
117.6
118.4
125.1
120.9
121.3
122.6
125.3
125.7
125.9
124.8
126.5
126.4
126.7
127.4
127.4

111.3
109.1
109.5
N. A.
109.1
109.8
N. A.
N.A.
113.1
N.A.
N.A.
113.1
N.A.
113.8
N.A.
113.1
N.A.
113.5
114.0
113.7
113.7
114.3
113.9
114.1
114.6
114.7
116.9
114.9
114.9
115.1
115.8
116.5
117.4
117.6
117.7
117.8
118.2
118.7
117.6
119.1
118.1
118.3
118.5
118.1
117.8
117.8
119.7
120.1
120.0
119.9
120.4
120.4

Date

1964: Average
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
1965: Average
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
1966: Average
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
1967: Average
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
1968: Average
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

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Table B. Consumer Price Index, Major Groups and Subgroups, by Month, 1964-68— Continued

LO ANGELES-LONGBEACHCALIFO
S
.
RNIA

Date

A ll
items

110.2
109.6
109.0
109.7
109.9
109.9
110.0
109.9
110.2
110.0
111.0
111.3
111.4
112.5
111.6
112.0
112.2
112.5
112.6
112.9
112.7
111.5
112.8
112.7
112.8
113.2
114.7
112.8
113.4
113.7
114.3
114.2
114.5
115.0
114.6
115.7
115.9
116.3
116.3
117.6
115.8
115.7
115.4
116.3
116.9
117.3
117.5
118.3
119.1
118.9
120.0
119.9
122.2
120.5
121.1
121.1
120.9
121.9
J u ly ------------- 122.3
122.8
September ---- 122.8
October -------- 123.8
November ------ 124.2
December ------ 124.2

1964: Average -------January -------February ____
March _______
April ----------M ay-------------J u n e ------------J u ly ------------August --------September ---October -------November -----December -----1965: Average -------January -------February -----March ----------A pril ----------M ay-------------J u n e------------J u ly ------------August----------September ---October -------November -----December -----1966: Average -------January -------February -----March ----------April ----------May-------------J u n e------------J u ly ------------August ---------September ---October -------November -----December -----1967: Average -------January -------February -----March ----------April ----------May--------------Ju ne------------J u ly ------------August --------September ---October -------November -----December -----1968: Average -------January -------March ----------A pril ----------May---------------

Total

108.2
108.1
108.0
107.3
107.9
107.4
107.6
108.3
108.1
108.3
109.6
108.8
109.1
110.7
109.5
109.1
109.1
109.9
109.9
111.5
111.8
111.7
111.7
112.2
110.4
111.1
113.3
112.1
112.9
113.4
113.5
113.0
112.4
112.8
113.8
113.7
114.2
113.7
114.0
114.1
113.7
112.8
112.5
112.4
112.4
113.6
114.3
114.6
115.1
115.2
115.7
117.1
117.5
116.2
116.2
116.9
116.8
117.3
118.0
117.8
118.0
118.7
118.4
119.3

See footnotes at end of tab le.




Total

105.5
105.7
105.5
104.6
105.1
104.5
104.7
105.5
105.2
105.3
107.0
106.0
106.4
107.4
106.6
105.9
105.7
106.5
106.5
108.5
108.8
108.6
108.6
109.2
106.7
107.5
110.0
109.0
109.9
110.5
110.7
109.9
109.0
109.1
110.5
110.2
110.7
109.9
110.0
109.4
109.7
108.4
107.9
107.7
107.8
109.0
109.7
109.5
110.1
110.0
110.5
112.3
112.0
111.1
110.9
111.7
111.5
111.9
112.6
112.1
112.2
113.0
112.6
113.6

(1957-59=100)
^Foo^™
Food at home
Cereals
Meats,
Doultry, Dairy
and
bakery
and
products
products fish
118.0
117.4
117.3
116.3
116.6
117.0
116.7
117.8
118.0
118.0
119.1
120.1
122.0
120.7
122.1
121.6
121.6
120.3
120.6
120.8
121.3
121.1
120.9
120.8
118.9
118.0
119.3
117.2
117.8
116.8
117.8
119.1
119.3
119.0
120.6
121.1
121.8
119.6
121.1
119.5
119.7
119.1
119.3
119.1
119.5
119.7
119.7
119.0
119.7
119.2
119.6
120.6
119.4
118.6
118.4
118.4
119.9
120.0
121.1
119.8
120.2
119.6
119.1
119.9

94.7
96.0
95.0
93.9
94.1
93.8
92.7
94.6
95.1
94.4
96.7
95.7
94.4
99.3
95.3
94.6
94.5
95.1
96.0
100.7
103.7
104.3
103.5
104.0
99.5
100.8
105.4
104.0
106.0
108.1
107.5
105.9
105.0
104.8
106.5
105.7
104.7
103.5
102.8
102.6
102.2
101.3
100.0
99.8
99.7
103.1
102.9
103.4
104.7
104.1
103.5
106.7
104.3
102.4
103.0
103.4
103.4
103.1
103.9
104.6
106.2
106.1
105.5
105.0
105.1

Fruits
and
vege­
tables

Other
food
at
home

Food
away
from
home

107.7
107.2
107.2
107.2
107.2
107.4
107.5
107.7
107.5
107.8
108.2
108.2
108.9

120.9
120.6
119.5
120.1
121.1
118.2
122.1
123.7
118.9
119.2
123.4
120.1
123.7

97.1
97.1
98.5
96.3
97.3
96.6
96.7
96.0
96.7
97.9
98.4
97.1
96.8

113.8
117.7
117.8
118.0
118.5
118.5
118.7
119.1
119.2
119.5
119.5
119.6
119.6

108.6
108.9
108.8
103.5
108.6
108.4
108.5
108.5
108.6
108.5
108.6
108.8
109.0
113.0
109.2
110.4
111.0
111.5
111.5
111.1
111.7
114.8
116.0
116.7
116.2
116.3
116.9
116.4
116.3
116.3
116.2
116.5
116.3
116.5
116.4
117.0
118.3
118.3
118.3
118.8
118.0
117.9
118.2
118.3
119.1
119.4
119.3
119.3
118.7
118.8
119.0
119.1

121.9
122.0
121.3
122.2
126.2
125.7
127.7
123.1
118.0
118.1
119.5
117.7
121.0
121.8
123.1
123.9
122.6
124.0
122.3
121.7
122.3
120.5
118.6
120.2
121.1
121.3
122.8
120.8
118.6
119.0
119.9
119.9
122.2
127.5
123.7
122.3
120.7
127.6
131.9
133.1
135.9
133.6
133.3
137.8
136.5
134.9
135.2
126.7
127.1
129.2
131.1
135.6

96.3
97.2
9b .2
95.4
96.1
95.0
95.3
95.2
96.4
97.5
98.4
96.5
96.4
96.5
96.9
96.7
97.1
97.3
96.2
94.4
94.8
96.3
96.1
97.7
97.2
97.6
94.9
98.1
95.6
95.1
94.4
94.3
93.4
93.1
94.5
95.3
96.0
94.5
94.6
96.0
94.0
94.7
93.6
94.1
93.0
94.4
95.4
96.9
97.6
100.4
98.4
99.4

122.9
120.7
121.4
121.7
122.4
122.8
122.8
123.1
123.4
123.7
124.0
124.2
124.5
125.9
124.2
124.3
124.5
124.3
125.0
125.3
126.7
126.4
N.A.
127.5
127.8
128.7
131.4
128.7
129.2
129.3
129.6
129.6
130.4
131.2
132.9
133.0
133.8
134.6
134.7
137.3
134.9
135.3
135.2
135.8
136.0
136.8
137.7
138.5
138.6
139.5
139.6
140.0

Housing
Shelter
Total

110.0
109.0
109.4
109.6
109.3
109.8
109.7
110.1
110.0
110.3
110.5
111.2
111.2
113.3
111.9
113.1
113.5
113.4
113.3
113.6
113.2
111.1
113.6
113.6
114.1
114.7
116.6
114.4
114.8
115.3
115.7
116.3
117.1
117.4
117.2
117.6
117.3
117.9
118.4
119.7
118.2
118.3
118.1
118.4
119.6
119.8
119.7
119.9
120.2
120.6
121.2
121.8
124.1
122.2
122.5
122.5
122.7
122.1
123.2
124.1
124.7
125.2
125.9
126.4
127.2

Total

Rent

Homeowner­
ship 1/

112.9
111.5
111.9
112.3
111.7
112.6
112.3
113.1
113.1
113.4
113.8
114.4
114.5
118.2
115.6
117.6
118.1
118.0
117.9
118.1
118.2
118.2
118.4
118.4
119.4
120.2
122.7
120.3
120.6
121.2
121.6
122.2
123.4
123.8
123.5
123.8
123.5
124.0
124.6
126.1
124.7
124.4
123.9
124.4
126.2
126.5
126.3
126.5
126.5
127.1
127.9
128.2
130.9
128.9
128.9
128.8
129.1
128.3
129.7
131.1
132.1
132.3
133.4
133.8
134.5

108.7
108.5
N.A.
108.5
N.A.
108.4
N.A.
108.5
N.A.
108.9
N.A.
109.1
N.A.

114.1
112.3
112.9
113.5
112.6
113.8
113.5
114.4
114.4
114.6
115.3
116.0
116.1

110.2
109.4
N.A.
110.1
N.A.
110.0
N.A.
110.3
N.A.
110.5
N.A.
110.6
N.A.

120.8
117.6
120.2
120.7
120.7
120.5
120.7
120.8
120.8
120.9
121.0
122.3
123.4
126.5
123.4
123.7
124.4
125.1
125.8
127.4
127.8
127.5
127.8
127.5
128.2
129.0
130.6
129.0
128.5
127.8
128.4
130.9
131.3
130.8
131.0
130.9
131.8
132.9
133.3
136.2
134.0
134.0
133.7
134.0
132.7
134.6
136.4
137.7
137.8
139.3
139.6
140.6

111.5
111.0
N.A.
111.3
N.A.
111.6
N.A.
111.6
N.A.
111.7
N.A.
111.7
N.A.
112.7
112.0
N.A.
112.3
N.A.
112.5
N.A.
112.8
N.A.
113.0
N.A.
113.2
N.A.
114.9
113.5
N.A.
114.0
N.A.
114.5
N.A.
114.8
N.A.
115.4
N.A.
116.1
N.A.

39

Table B. Consumer P rice Index, Major Groups and Subgroups, by Month, 1964-68—Continued

LO ANGELES-LONG BEAC , CALIFO
S
H
RNIA—Continued
Housing—Continued
Fuel and u t ilit ie s 2/
Gas
Fuel
and
o il
e le c ­
Total
and tr ic coal
ity
106.1
106.3
106.2
106.1
106.1
106.1
106.1
105.7
105.5
105.5
105.5
107.0
107.0
103.5
106.7
106.4
106.4
106.1
106.0
105.6
103.9
83.8
104.3
104.3
104.3
104.3
103.5
101.6
101.6
101.7
103.8
103.8
103.8
103.8
103.8
103.8
103.8
105.0
105.0
104.9
104.8
104.8
104.7
104.9
104.8
104.8
104.7
104.7
104.7
104.7
104.7
106.1
106.4
106.1
106.1
106.1
106.1
106.1
106.1
106.1
106.0
106.1
106.1
107.0
108.6

<
u
id
rH
5
*5
4-»
z

113.1
113.8
113.6
113.5
113.5
113.4
113.4
112.7
112.6
112.6
112.6
112.6
112.7
111.6
112.1
112.1
112.1
111.7
111.5
111.5
111.4
111.4
111.4
111.5
111.5
111.5
110.9
110.8
110.8
111.0
111.0
110.9
110.9
110.9
110.9
110.9
111.0
111.0
111.0
110.9
111.0
111.0
111.0
111.0
110.9
110.9
110.6
110.6
110.6
110.6
110.6
112.4
112.4
112.4
112.4
112.4
112.4
112.4
112.3
112.3
112.3
112.5
112.5
112.5
112.5

Household
furn­
ishin gs
and
opera­
tion
103.2
102.7
103.3
103.3
103.6
103.2
103.3
103.2
102.8
103.3
103.2
103.5
103.3
103.3
103.3
103.1
103.1
103.3
103.2
103.9
102.7
102.9
103.5
103.7
103.2
103.3
104.7
102.9
103.7
104.2
103.8
104.5
104.7
104.7
104.8
105.6
105.0
105.9
106.0
107.5
105.1
106.5
107.4
107.1
106.8
106.9
107.1
107.5
108.5
108.5
108.9
109.9
112.1
110.1
111.1
111.4
111.5
111.3
112.1
111.8
111.7
113.2
113.3
113.6
114.4

See footnotes at end of table,




Apparel and upkeep -J 7 -------Total

106.6
105.2
106.2
106.4
106.6
106.7
106.8
106.8
106.3
106.8
106.9
106.9
107.1
107.6
106.8
107.6
107.8
107.8
108.3
108.4
107.0
106.7
107.3
107.6
108.0
107.6
109.4
107.8
108.4
108.3
108.5
109.4
109.4
108.9
108.6
110.7
110.4
111.0
111.5
113.6
110.3
111.4
111.4
111.8
112.4
112.7
112.8
114.7
116.3
116.1
116.6
116.6
119.6
115.8
116.9
118.1
118.1
118.6
118.9
119.7
119.7
121.7
122.4
122.2
123.1

Men's Women's Foot­
and
and
boys' g ir ls ' wear
108.6
106.7
107.0
107.1
107.9
108.0
108.6
108.3
108.5
110.1
110.3
110.3
110.6
110.1
109.6
110.0
110.5
110.4
110.7
110.6
107.9
109.3
110.1
109.9
111.3
110.4
112.2
110.5
111.7
111.7
112.3
112.8
113.2
110.8
110.7
113.2
112.6
113.2
113.4
115.8
111.4
113.1
113.7
114.2
114.9
114.9
113.8
116.9
118.6
118.7
119.7
119.4
123.1
120.1
120.5
122.1
122.4
122.3
122.7
123.3
122.81
124.9
125.6
125.1
125.^

104.2
101.9
104.4
104.8
104.8
105.2
105.2
105.0
104.0
103.8
103.6
103.7
103.9
104.9
102.8
104.6
105.2
105.2
106.3
106.8
105.8
104.0
104.8
105.0
104.6
104.0
106.6
104.5
105.1
104.8
104.5
106.3
105.6
106.2
105.0
109.0
108.5
109.6
110.3
112.6
108.8
110.3
109.0
109.8
110.6
111.3
111.6
113.7
116.7
116.0
116.4
116.4
118.8
113.1
115.5
116.9
116.6
118.0
117.7
118.8
118.5
121.8
122.7
122.1
123.4

109.6
108.8
109.1
109.1
109.3
109.3
109.6
109.7
109.7
109.9
110.4
110.3
110.2
111.0
110.5
110.5
110.2
110.2
110.0
110.0
109.7
109.7
110.4
113.2
113.7
114.0
116.7
114.2
115.3
115.3
116.5
116.5
117.0
117.3
117.6
116.9
117.7
118.0
118.1
121.0
118.2
118.4
119.8
120.1
120.1
120.4
121.0
122.1
122.3
122.5
123.2
123.8
128.2
125.4
125.7
126.1
126.3
126.0
127.0
128.0
129.0
129.6
130.9
131.9
132.4

(1957-59-1001
Transportation
Total Private Public

Total

116.3
117.4
111.5
116.1
116.5
116.2
117.3
114.3
116.4
114.1
117.5
119.0
118.9
118.8
118.5
118.5
118.2
119.3
119.5
119.0
119.8
116.5
119.0
117.4
119.7
119.8
119.3
115.9
117.1
117.8
119.6
118.2
119.1
121.3
117.3
120.9
121.6
122.4
120.4
121.0
118.2
117.9
116.8
120.9
121.2
121.2
121.4
121.6
124.4
121.4
125.6
120.8
124.7
124.9
124.5
125.7
123.0
122.8
126.1
124.7
126.0
123.0
125.7
127.2
122.8

110.4
109.4
109.7
109.9
110.4
110.4
110.2
110.2
110.5
110.5
111.1
111.1
111.1
111.3
111.0
111.1
111.4
111.7
111.7
111.6
111.1
111.1
111.2
111.1
111.2
111.2
112.9
111.4
111.8
111.8
112.3
112.2
111.8
112.3
112.4
113.9
114.7
114.8
115.1
117.9
115.2
115.3
115.5
116.2
116.6
117.0
117.4
119.5
119.8
120.5
120.7
121.2
124.1
121.8
122.2
122.7
123.4
123.7
123.7
124.2
124.6
124.8,
125.5
126.1
126.4

112.3
113.4
107.4
112.1
112.5
112.2
113.3
110.3
112.4
110.0
113.5
115.0
114.9
114.8
114.5
114.5
114.2
115.3
115.5
115.0
115.9
112.5
115.0
113.4
115.7
115.8
115.3
111.8
113.1
113.7
115.6
114.2
115.0
117.2
113.2
116.9
117.6
118.4
116.4
116.7
114.2
113.8
112.7
116.9
117.1
117.1
116.9
117.1
119.9
116.9
121.1
116.2
120.2
120.4
120.0
121.2
118.5
118.3
121.6
120.1
121.4
118.4
121.2
122.7
118.2

138.6
138.5
138.5
138.5
138.5
138.5
138.5
138.5
138.5
138.9
138.9
138.9
138.9
139.0
138.9
138.9
138.9
138.9
138.9
138.9
138.9
138.9
138.9
139.0
139.0
139.9
140.1
140.0
140.0
139.9
139.9
139.9
139.9
140.3
140.3
140.3
140.3
140.3
140.3
146.9
140.3
140.3
140.8
140.8
142.1
142.2
152.5
152.5
152.8
152.8
152.8
153.2
154.0
153.2
153.2
153.6
153.6
153.6
153.9
154.5
154.5
154.5
154.5
154.5
154.5

Health and recreation
1----------Read­ Other
Med­
Per­
ing
goods
ic a l
sonal
and
and
care
care recrea­ serv­
tion ices
118.2
116.8
117.4
117.4
118.0
118.0
118.0
118.5
118.5
118.4
119.2
119.2
119.0
120.3
118.9
119.3
119.6
120.1
120.4
120.4
120.7
120.7
120.4
120.7
120.8
121.2
124.9
121.4
121.7
122.0
122.8
122.6
123.0
123.4
123.6
128.1
129.3
129.7
130.6
134.1
130.5
130.7
131.3
132.2
133.6
134.3
135.0
135.4
136.0
136.3
136.9
137.2
141.5
138.2
138.6
138.6
140.0
141.1
141.4
142.2
142.7
142.7
143.4
143.9
144.7

107.7
105.0
105.7
106.2
106.5
108.6
108.3
108.4
108.3
108.4
108.9
108.3
109.5
107.9
108.5
108.3
108.5
109.6
110.2
109.8
107.4
106.9
107.7
105.8
105.9
106.6
108.3
108.1
108.9
108.4
109.1
108.3
106.3
107.5
107.4
108.7
108.7
109.2
108.9
110.7
109.4
109.7
110.3
110.3
110.3
110.3
110.3
111.3
111.3
110.9
111.7
112.9
115.2
113.1
112.5
115.0
116.0
115.1
114.5
115.4
115.0
115.6
116.3
116.9
117.1

103.8
103.5
103.6
103.9
103.9
104.0
103.5
103.0
103.3
103.3
104.6
104.8
104.7
104.3
104.7
104.7
105.1
104.8
104.7
104.7
103.8
103.5
103.4
103.8
104.3
103.9
104.5
103.8
103.9
103.8
104.0
104.0
103.5
104.2
104.8
104.8
105.6
105.7
105.8
107.6
106.1
106.0
106.1
107.0
107.2
107.3
107.4
108.0
108.2
109.5
109.1
109.2
111.3
109.7
109.9
110.4
110.5
110.6
110.7
111.1
111.9
111.9
112.8
112.9
112.9

107.7
107.4
107.3
107.4
107.4
107.4
107.4
107.4
108.2
108.1
108.0
107.9
107.9
108.2
107.8
108.0
N.A.
108.3
108.1
N.A.
N.A.
108.6
N.A.
N.A.
108.1
N.A.
108.6
N.A.
108.4
N.A.
109.0
109.1
108.6
108.6
108.3
108.3
108.9
108.7
108.7
112.4
108.7
108.7
108.7
108.9
108.8
109.3
110.0
116.0
116.3
117.3
117.5
118.2
120.7
118.6
119.9
119.8
120.2
120.4
120.3
120.5
120.7
121.0
121.4
122.6
122.9

Date

1964: Average
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
1965: Average
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
1966: Average
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
1967: Average
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
1968: Average
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

40
Table B. Consumer Price Index, Major Groups and Subgroups, by Month, 1964-68— Continued

Date

A ll
items

1964: Average
January -------February -----March ----------A pril ----------M ay-------------J u n e ------------J u ly ------------Augus t ---------September ---October -------November -----December -----1965: Average -------January -------February -----March ----------A pril ----------M ay-------------June ------------July ------------August September-----October
November -----December -----1966: Average -------January -------February -----March ------------A p r il------------May -------------June ------------July ------------August----------September -----October --------November ------December -------1967: Average--------January --------February ------March ------------A pril -----------May---------------June-------------J u ly -------------August ----------September -----October --------November ------December ------1968: Average--------January--------February-------March------------A p r il------------May---------------June-------------J u ly -------------August----------September -----O ctober--------November-------December---- -

Total

Total

110.4
109.7
110.1
110.0
110.1
110.2
110.2
110.5
110.5
110.9
110.9

111.0
111.1

10..4
108.1
103.1
107.3
107.5
107.5
1 0 8 .0
109.2
103.9
109. o
109.2
109.0
10 b. 6

112.2
110.9
111.1
111.2
111.6
111.8
112.2
112.4
112.6
112.9
113.0
113.2
113.5
116.0
113.4
114.2
114.8
115.2
115.2
115.3
116.3
116.7
117.3
117.8
117.7
117.6
119.0
117.5
116.0
118.2
118.2
118.4
118.7
119.1
119.4
119.7
120.2
120.3
120.8
124.1
120.9
121.5
122.1
122.5
122.9
123.6
124.2
125.2
125.9
126.5
126.9
127.2

109.8
10b. 0
103.0
107.9
100.3
10 .9
110.9
111.0
110.8
110. »
110.0
110.5
111.5
115.1
112.1
114.2
115.1
115.0
114.4
114.5
113.1
116.9
116.3
116.5
115.7
115.3
115.7
115.5
115.0
114.9
114.4
114.3
115.5
116.5
117.2
116.2
116.1
116.0
116.6
120.2
117.3
118.0
118.4
118.8
119.4
119.7
120.8
121.5
121.6
122.2
121.8
122.3

103.5
105.4
103. >
lu 4 .3
104.3
10 .4
105.0
106.5
106.1
106.8
106.3
106.0
105.3
105.6
104. 7
104. 7
104.4
105.1
105.6
10.i. 1
109.1
107.8
10 7.5
106.5
107.2
106.4
112.0
109.0
111.5
112.5
112.4
111.5
111.4
111.9
113.4
113.1
113.3
112.2
111.7

See footnotes at end of tab le.




111.0

111.6
110.7
110.5
109.6
109.4
110.9
112.0
112.7
111.4
111.1
110.9
111.6
115.1
112.4
113.1
113.5
113.9
114.5
114.6
115.9
116.6
116.5
117.0
116.3
116.9

NEW YORK, NEW YORK
(1957-59=100)
Food
Food at home
Cereals
Meats,
Fruits
poultry, Dairy
and
and
bakery
and
products
vege­
products fish
tables
111.2
111.7
112.0
110.9
110.5
110. /
110.9

111.1
111.0
111.0

110.9
111.4
in . =
111.7
112.0
111.2
111.9
111.7
112.0
112.3
111.9
112.0
111.9
109.6
110.9
112.6
116.1
113.7
114.7
114.9
115.0
115.7
115.8
115.8
117.0
118.6
117.4
117.7
117.1
117.3
117.7
116.8
116.0
117.8
118.2
116.1
116.7
117.0
117.3
116.2
11S.0
117.9
117.9
117.2
117.0
116.8
116.4
116.8
117.3
117.3
119.4
119.3
119.2
119.1
11S.5

99.8
99.4
99.3
97.6
98.0
97.7
97.9
100.2
101.1
103.3
102.0
100.6
100.5

102.3
104.0
103.2
102.1
101.8
101.4
101.3
101.4
101.4
102.0
102.7
103.0
103.1

105.0
100.1
100.3
100.1
100.'
100. b
106.7
108.3
108. G
108. S
10 7.6
10 7..,
109.3
112.9
111.4
119.4
115.3
113.9
113.1
113.0
112.7
113.1
112.8
112. <
5
111.3
110.9

100.8
102.9
101.7
101.0
100.0
98.7
98.5
98.9
100.5
102.0
100.9
102.0
102.9
106.3
103.2
103.0
103.7
104.2
1C3.8
103.1
105.6
108.7
110.0
110.3
110.1
109.3
108.4
109.1
109.0
108.1
107.8
107.8
108.4
108.2
108.1
10b. 1
108.5
108.6
109.0
112.0
110.6
110.7
110.3
110.4
111.6
111.6
112.1
112.4
112.7
113.9
114.0
113.9

111.0

110.s
111.6
110.4
109.3
107.8
111.0
111.4
112.3
112.4
112.1
111.0
111.4
114.3
112.4
113.1
113.1
113.4
113.9
113.9
114.7
115.4
115.7
115.9
114.8
115.3

118.8
116.7
118.7
119.3
118.8
119.8
123.5
125.7
119.8
115.2
116.3
117.6
114.5
114.6
111.8
113.8
114.3
116.2
120.7
124.9
124.4
113.1
108.6
106.0
109.9
110.0
119.3
110.1
117.1
120.2
121.6
119.B
122.5
122.1
122.8
118.9
120.7
119.3
116.1
118.9
117.5
115.2
116.2
114.3
117.2
121.6
127.2
124.7
117.5
117.2
117.4
120.4
129.6
124.1
125.2
128.4
128.9
131.9
131.4
136.3
133.2
127.7
128.9
129.6
129.9

Other
food
at
home

Food
away
from
home

102.0
102.0
101.5
100.8
101.0
100.4
100.2
101.3
102.4
104.8
103.4
103.2
102.6
101.8
101.7
101.1
100.1
101.5
101.0
100.0
101.1
102.3
103.1
102.9
102.7
104.4
103.9
102.5
103.7
104.1
104.4
103.0
101.0
102.2
105.2
105.4
105.9
104.1
105.3
100.8
103.9
100.9
100.9
100.4
99.7
99.1
99.2
102.3
101.4
100.9
100.4
100.8
103.6
99.5
101.0
101.0
102.2
100.9
101.4
102.3
105.1
107.6
108.0
106.1
108.2

121.8
120.6
120.6
121.0
121.1
121.4
121.7
122.0
122.1
122.4
122.6
122.8
122. 7
124.2
122.8
122.3
123.3
123.6
123. 7
123.8
123.9
124.7
125.5
125.6
125.6
125.6
129.1
126.3
126.9
127.3
127.4
127.7
128. 7
130.1
130.5
130.9
131.1
131.3
131.4
135.7
133.1
133.5
134.0
134.9
135.0
135.1
136.0
136.8
136.8
137.4
137.8
138.1
141.9
138.5
138.8
139.2
139.7
140.6
141.3
141.9
142.6
143.8
144.8
145.4
145.6

Housing
Shelter
Total

Total

Rent

111.7
110.8
111.5
111.5
111.4
111.5
111.6
111.5
111.8
112.0
112.1
112.0
112.2
113.3
113.0
113.0
112.9
112.9
113.0
112.9
113.1
113.3
113.4
113.8
113.9
114.2
115.6
114.0
114.3
114.3
115.1
115.0
115.2
115.5
116.0
116.4
116.8
117.0
117.3
118.1
117.3
118.2
117.5
117.8
118.2
118.0
117.6
117.7
118.2
118.6
118.8
119.4
122.9
119.7
120.3
120.9
121.1
121.3
122.2
122.8
124.6
124.7
124.8
125.6
126.4

114.3
112.8
113.7
113.8
113.8
114.0
114.3
114.3
114.8
114.8
115.0
114.8
115.0
116.5
116.2
116.2
115.7
115.7
116.0
116.1
116.4
116.5
116. 7
117.2
117.3
117.6
119.0
117.8
118.0
117.9
118.5
118.3
116.7
118.7
119.4
119.9
120.2
120.3
120.2
121.2
120.2
121.8
120.4
120.8
121.4
121.1
120.5
120.6
121.2
121.8
122.1
122.9
126.5
122.7
123.1
123.7
123.9
124.1
125.5
126.4
129.0
129.1
129.3
129.9
131.1

115.4
N.A.
114.4
N.A.
115.0
N.A.
115.3
N.A.
115.5
N.A.
116.1
N.A.
116.5
117.3
N.A.
116.6
N.A.
116.9
N.A.
117.2
N.A.
117.5
N.A.
117.8
N.A.
118.1
119.2
N.A.
118.5
N.A.
118.8
N.A.
118.9
N.A.
119.3
N.A.
120.0
N.A.
120.1
121.6
N.A.
120.8
N.A.
121.0
N.A.
121.5
N.A.
121.9
N.A.
122.3
N.A.
123.0
124.8
N.A.
123.5
N.A.
124.0
N.A.
124.6
N.A.
125.1
N.A.
126.0
N.A.
126.8

Homeowner­
ship 1/
112.6
111.0
112.3
112.6
112.1
112.3
112.6
112.5
113.3
113.3
113.2
112.8
113.0
115.0
115.1
115.1
114.2
113.9
114.4
114.3
114.8
114.8
115.0
115.8
116.0
116.4
118.0
116.7
117.0
116.S
117.4
116.9
117.8
117.6
118.5
119.3
119.3
119.6
119.3
119.9
119.3
121.5
119.1
119.6
120.6
119.7
118k5
118.3
119.4
120.1
120.7
121.5
126.5
121.3
121.5
122.6
122.6
122.9
124.8
126.3
130.5
130.6
130.2
131.4
132.9

41

Table B. Consumer Price Index, Maj or Groups and Subgroups, by Month, 1964-bH—Continued

Housing—Continued
Fuel and u t ilit ie s 2/
Gas
Fuel
o il
e le c ­
Total
and
tr ic ­
coal
ity
105.2
106.2
105.7
105.7
104.6
104.2
104.2
104.1
104.8
105.0
105.5
105.9
106.7
106.7
107.0
106.5
106.5
106.3
106.4
105.7
106.0
106.2
106.7
107.3
107.6
107.6
107.1
105.5
105.5
105.5
107.8
107.6
107.1
107.1
107.1
107.0
107.3
108.0
109.7
109.7
109.7
109.7
109.7
109.7
109.6
109.5
109.6
109.8
109.8
109.9
109.7
110.0
110.7
110.0
110.2
110.1
110.1
110.5
110.5
110.5
110.5
110.6
110.5
112.3
112.3

105.5
109.9
109.9
109.9
103.7
102.3
102.3
102.3
102.3
102.3
104.4
106.0
110.5
110.3
110.9
110.9
110.9
110.7
110.7
107.7
107.7
108.5
108.5
111.3
112.1
113.5
113.0
114.1
114.1
113.9
113.9
113.6
110.9
110.9
110.9
110.9
112.8
113.6
116.0
117.0
116.1
116.7
116.7
116.7
116.8
116.6
116.7
116.9
117.2
117.2
117.5
118.5
120.4
118.9
119.0
119.0
119.0
121.1
121.1
121.1
121.4
121.4
120.8
120.7
120.9

105.7
105.8
104.6
104.7
105.1
104.9
104.6
104.5
106.3
106.6
107.0
107.0
106.9
107.7
107.4
107.4
107.2
107.1
107.3
106.9
107.6
107.6
108.6
108.6
108.6
108.1
108.3
108.2
108.2
108.3
108.3
108.0
108.1
108.0
108.0
107.9
107.6
107.8
110.7
110.6
110.8
110.6
110.5
110.6
110.2
110.2
110.3
110.7
110.5
110.7
110.8
111.0
110.9
110.8
111.1
110.9
110.9
110.8
110.9
111.0
110.9
111.0
111.0
110.9
110.9

NEW YORK, NEW YORK—Continued
(1957-59=100)
Apparel and upkeep 17-------Transportation

Household
furnishings Total
and
opera­
tion
107.9
107.5
108.3
107.8
108.4
108.6
108.2
107.7
107.3
108.2
107.7
107.5
107.5
108.2
107.4
107.7
108.7
108.7
108.3
108.1
107.8
103.2
106.1
108.2
108.0
103.6
111.0
108.8
109.4
109.4
109.8
110.2
110.0
111.4
111.6
112.4
112.9
113.0
113.2
114.2
113.1
113.4
113.7
113.7
114.2
114.2
114.2
114.2
114.7
114.6
114.8
115.4
120.0
116.8
118.3
119.2
119.6
119.4
120.0
120.2
121 1
121.1
121.2
121.7
121.8

See footnotes at end of table




108.6
106.9
107.6
108.4
108.3
108.6
108.4
108.2
107.3
109.8
109.5
109.4
109.9
110.0
107.2
108.8
109.1
109.0
109.6
109.9
108.5
109.9
112.3
112.5
112.1
111.5
112.7
109.3
110.2
111.4
111.7
112.4
111.8
111.5
110.8
115.1
115.9
115.8
115.9
118.3
113.8
115.7
117.6
117.1
118.0
118.0
117.9
117.6
120.4
121.1
121.2
121.1
125.0
118.8
120.7
122.2
122.8
123.9
124.4
123.6
124.8
129.0
129.4
130.0
130.3

Men's Women' s Foot­
and
and
boys' g ir ls ' wear

Total Private Public

Total

109.2
107.1
108.0
108.9
109.7
109.9
109.7
109.2
109.2
109.7
109.3
109.1
110.0
110.9
108.7
109.5
109.5
109.3
110.4
110.6
109.4
111.4
112.9
113.7
112.8
113.1
113.8
111.9
112.3
112.9
113.8
113.8
113.2
111.8
112.6
115.4
115.1
116.3
116.0
119.4
112.8
114.9
118.5
119.5
120.1
119.6
119.3
120.4
121.4
122.4
121.9
122.2
128.3
120.9
122.3
124.6
127.5
127.1
127.7
127.8
130.2
132.8
131.6
133.3
133./

106.3
106.7
106.6
106.2
106.3
106.3
106.0
106.1
106.0
105.4
105.9
107.0
107.5
107.7
107.9
107.2
107.5
107.4
107.2
106.6
107.4
10/.8
107.9
103.4
108.4
108.5
112.1
109.0
109.0
109.1
109.8
109.5
109.8
114.7
114.8
113.7
115.1
115.4
114.9
117.1
114.8
115.3
115.8
116.1
116.5
116.6
117.2
117.8
117.6
119.1
118.9
119.0
120.2
119.0
119.0
119.2
119.1
119.2
120.0
120.6
120.8
120.6
121.8
122.2
121.1

116.2
115.1
115.6
115.8
116.2
116.4
116.2
116.3
116.5
116.5
116.7
116.7
116.9
119.4
117.2
117.5
117.7
119.3
119.5
119.5
119.5
120.1
119.9
120.4
120.7
121.0
123.9
121.2
121.3
122.3
122.8
123.2
123.9
124.8
125.1
125.2
125.6
125.9
125.6
128.5
126.2
126.6
127.1
127.7
127.6
127.9
128.5
129.2
129.5
130.0
130.7
131.2
135.1
131.8
131.9
132.7
133.3
133.3
134.6
135.6
136.0
136.8
138.0
138.5
138.6

103.4
101.1
102.3
103.4
102.7
103.1
102.7
102.4
101.4
105.7
105.2
105.5
105.8
104.9
100.3
103.4
104.1
103.5
104.3
104.8
102.9
104.2
108.4
108.4
108.3
106.4
106.9
102.2
103.7
105.5
105.0
106.7
104.9
105.4
102.7
110.8
112.5
111.2
111.6
113.6
108.3
111.1
113.3
111.1
112.3
112.5
112.7
111.4
117.2
118.1
117.8
117.3
120.2
112.8
116.3
117.9
117.2
118.7
119.4
117.0
118.0
126.0
126.5
126.5
126.3

111.7
111.3
111.2
110.9
111.2
111.3
111.6
111.9
112.2
112.3
112.2
112.1
112.1
113.6
111.7
111.9
112.2
112.8
112.5
112.3
111.1
113.3
115.0
115.8
116.8
117.5
120.7
116.4
117.3
118.7
120.9
121.3
122.0
120.3
120.2
121.4
123.2
123.8
122.9
127.1
123.5
125.0
126.2
127.2
127.1
127.3
126.5
127.7
127.7
128.8
129.0
129.1
131.7
128.0
129.7
129.1
129.9
130.8
131.1
130.7
131.6
133.1
134.4
135.4
136.7

106.4
108.,
108. 7
108.2
108.4
108.3
106.0
10S.1
108.0
107.2
107.3
109.2
109.7
109.9
110.1
109.3
109.6
109.6
109.2
10S.5
109.5
110.0
110.1
110.8
110.8
110.8
112.5
111.5
111.4
111.5
112.5
112.1
112.3
113.1
113.2
111.8
113.6
113.9
113.3
115.9
113.1
113.8
114.3
114.8
115.2
115.3
116.1
116.8
116.6
118.5
118.2
118.3
119.4
118.4
118.4
118.5
118.4
118.4
118.9
119.6
119.9
119.7
121.1
121.7
120.3

100.7
100.6
100.6
100.6
100.6
100.6
100.6
100.6
100.6
100.6
100.6
100.9
101.7
101.7
101.7
101.7
101.7
101.7
101.7
101.7
101.7
101.7
101.7
101.7
101.7
101.7
113.1
101.7
101.7
101.7
101.7
101.7
102.0
124.3
124.3
124.4
124.4
124.4
124.4
124.6
124.4
124.4
124.5
124.5
124.5
124.7
124.7
124.7
124.7
124.7
124.7
124.7
126.4
124.7
124.7
125.1
125.1
125.5
127.3
127.3
127.3
127.3
127.3
127.3
12/.4

Health and recreation
ReadMedPering
ic a l
sonal
and
care
care recrea­
tion
119.2
117.8
118.6
118.7
118.9
119.1
119.0
119.0
119.8
119.3
119.7
120.3
120.6
123.2
121.6
122.3
122.7
122.7
123.0
123.7
123.9
123.4
123.3
123.5
123.9
124.9
129.7
125.3
125.6
126.7
127.3
128.1
130.0
130.9
131.7
131.9
132.5
133.1
133.3
138.5
134.6
135.7
136.1
136.4
137.1
138.2
138.8
140.0
140.5
140.8
141.0
142.2
147.6
143.1
143.4
144.5
145.2
145.5
146.8
148.7
148.9
150.0
151.2
151.7
151.9

108.0
107.3
106.2
107.6
107.5
107.8
108.0
108.5
108.3
108.7
108.8
108.1
108.7
108.6
108.8
103.6
109.1
109.0
109.5
108.9
107.8
108.7
108.1
107.5
108.5
108.3
110.1
107.9
108.4
108.8
109.4
110.0
109.8
111.0
110.8
111.2
111.3
111.2
111.6
112.7
110.7
111.2
111.9
113.6
112.6
112.5
112.0
113.1
113.3
113.4
113.8
114.1
116.8
114.4
114.6
114.7
115.6
115.8
116.4
116.1
116.7
117.7
118.8
120.2
120.6

122.1
119.7
121.1
121.4
122.5
122.6
122.1
122.4
122.5
122.5
122.9
123.0
123.0
123.7
122.9
123.3
123.4
123.9
123.9
123.7
123.6
123.6
124.1
124.0
123.9
123.9
126.4
124.7
124.3
125.8
125.7
125.8
126.3
126.9
127.0
126.7
127.4
127.8
127.8
129.9
128.2
128.1
128.9
129.3
128.8
128.4
128.8
129.4
130.3
131.5
133.2
133.4
136.8
133.9
134.0
135.6
136.6
136.4
136.5
136.9
137.6
138.3
138.6
138.6
138.7

Other
goods
and
serv­
ices
111.4
111.5
111.6
111.4
111.5
111.5
111.4
111.3
111.3
111.4
111.2
N. A.
N. A.
116.5
111.5
111.6
N. A.
116.2
N. A.
N. A.
116.6
N. A.
N. A.
119.5
N. A.
N. A.
122.3
119.7
N. A.
N. A.
121.5
121.9
122.2
123.4
123.5
123.8
123.9
124.0
122.6
125.4
123.7
123.9
124.0
124.7
124.6
124.9
126.4
126.4
126.2
126.3
126.7
127.1
130.6
127.5
127.5
127.5
127.7
127.5
130.1
131.6
131.6
132.3
134.3
134.8
134.9

Date

1964: Average
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
1965: Average
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
1966; Average
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
1967: Average
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
Augus t
September
October
November
December
1968: Average
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

42
Table B. Consumer P rice Index, Major Groups and Subgroups, by Month, 1964-68— Continued

Date

1964: Average -------January -------February -----March ----------A pril ----------May---------------J u n e ------------J u l y ------------August----------September-----0c tober--------November-------December-------1965: Average--------January--------February-------March ----------A pril ----------May -------------June--------------J u ly --------------Augus t ----------September-----October--------November-------December -------1966: Average---------January --------February -------March------------A p r il------------May---------------June--------------J u ly --------------August ----------September -----October --------November -------December -------1967: A verage---------January --------February -------March ------------A pril ------------May
Ju ne--------------J u ly --------------Augus t ----------September -----October --------November -------December -------1968: Average --------January --------February -------March ------------A pril ------------May---------------J u n e-------------J u ly --------------August ----------September-------October --------November -------December

A ll
items

108.8
108.6
108.7
108.4
108.4
108.4
108.5
108.8
108.6
109.0
109.3
109.5
109.6
110.6
109.7
109.9
109.9
109.7
110.1
110.7
111.0
110.6
110.8
111.1
111.4
111.8
113.7
111.6
112.4
112.7
113.2
113.1
113.4
113.7
114.5
114.7
115.0
115.0
115.3
116.8
115.0
115.3
115.5
115.8
116.0
116.6
116.7
117.4
117.9
118.3
118.6
118.7
122.4
119.6
120.1
120.7
121.0
121.5
122.0
122.6
123.0
123.8
124.5
124.9
125.1

Total

Total

105.2
105.2
105.5
104.3
104.5
104.5
104.9
105.8
105.4
105.9
105.7
105.5
105.1
107.2
104.9
105.1
105.8
105.6
106.1
108.0
109.6
107.9
108.2
107.9
108.1
109.5
113.1
109.5
111.9
112.8
113.4
112.5
112.9
113.2
114.9
114.5
114.5
113.5
114.0
114.5
113.7
113.6
113.1
113.0
113.3
114.5
114.7
115.9
116.5
115.3
115.1
115.4
119.6
116.8
117.1
118.0
118.4
119.5
119.2
120.1
120.5
121.1
121.5
121.1
121.9

103.2
103.4
103.7
102.2
102.5
102.4
102.9
103.9
103.5
104.0
103.7
103.5
103.0
105.4
102.7
103.0
103.7
103.5
104.0
106.3
108.2
106.1
106.5
106.1
106.2
108.0
111.3
107.8
110.5
111.4
112.0
110.8
111.2
111.5
113.4
112.6
112.1
110.7
111.1
110.9
110.7
110.5
109.9
109.2
109.5
110.8
111.1
112.4
113.1
111.5
111.2
111.4
115.0
112.3
112.5
113.6
113.6
114.9
114.5
115.5
116.0
116.7
117.0
116.4
117.2

PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA
(1957-59-100)
Food
Food at home
Cereals
Meats,
Fruits
po u ltry, Dairy
and
and
bakery
and products
vege­
products fish
tables
105.7
104.2
103.7
104.6
105.7
105.7
105.2
105.3
105.3
107.2
107.6
107.6
106.7
108.3
108.4
108.6
108.7
108.0
107.9
108.1
107.9
107.1
107.6
108.4
108.3
110.7
111.1
109.5
108.8
109.5
109.9
109.8
110.4
109.8
112.1
113.0
112.7
113.4
114.7
114.3
115.1
114.7
114.8
114.8
114.7
113.6
113.4
113.6
114.5
114.6
114.6
113.7
115.4
114.0
113.6
114.3
113.8
115.0
115.2
115.3
115.2
116.0
116.9
117.8
118.0

95.7
95.3
96.7
95.2
94.8
94.6
95.2
95.7
96.1
97.5
96.8
96.0
95.0
100.9
95.3
96.2
96.4
96.4
96.8
101.5
104.9
104.1
104.9
104.1
104.2
106.5
109.8
107.1
110.7
111.1
111.5
110.2
110.3
110.6
110.7
110.8
109.7
107.5
107.4
107.3
106.3
108.2
106.5
105.6
104.6
107.8
107.5
108.4
110.4
107.2
108.2
106.9
110.6
108.0
108.5
109.8
109.4
110.9
110.6
110.9
111.5
112.2
112.3
111.9
111.4

106.2
105.3
105.2
104.3
104.4
104.3
104.2
106.4
106.4
106.3
109.2
108.8
109.1
108.8
108.8
108.1
108.5
106.4
106.8
106.7
109.4
109.8
110.0
110.0
110.1
110.5
116.5
110.6
112.5
114.0
113.7
114.3
114.6
117.1
119.9
120.8
120.9
120.0
119.7
122.0
119.5
119.4
119.3
118.5
122.6
123.1
123.2
123.4
123.7
123.8
123.6
123.4
126.7
123.6
123.9
123.8
123.9
126.4
127.1
127.2
127.3
127.4
129.4
129.5
130.9

113.5
112.3
114.6
112.5
115.0
115.0
117.8
119.3
115.2
110.7
109.2
109.9
110.1
112.8
108.8
109.5
114.9
114.6
117.4
121.9
122.7
111.7
108.3
106.9
108.4
109.0
117.3
109.8
115.6
118.6
120.9
118.7
122.0
120.2
122.7
116.3
115.8
114.4
113.1
117.8
115.5
114.0
114.8
114.3
115.0
118.8
121.2
122.2
121.8
118.8
116.6
120.2
127.7
123.8
124.8
128.3
128.7
131.6
127.4
131.3
129.2
127.1
126.9
125.9
127.9

I
Other
food
at
home

Food
away
from
home

101.5
103.5
101.9
100.9
100.3
99.9
99.7
100.9
101.4
103.7
102.3
102.2
101.6
100.2
100.0
99.5
98.4
99.5
98.9
98.4
99.5
99.7
102.0
101.8
101.2
103.5
102.7
101.7
103.5
103.2
103.5
101.3
99.9
100.7
104.1
104.0
104.0
102.4
104.6
99.2
102.6
100.2
99.3
98.3
98.2
96.5
96.6
100.4
99.7
99.9
98.6
99.8
101.5
98.8
98.7
98.4
99.3
98.2
99.4
100.4
103.2
106.2
105.8
103.8
105.8

116.0
115.4
115.5
115.6
115.6
116.0
116.0
116.1
116.1
116.4
116.6
116.6
116.6
117.7
116.7
117.1
117.3
117.4
117.5
117.9
117.9
118.0
117.9
117.9
118.6
118.5
123.7
119.2
119.9
120.8
121.6
122.0
122.9
123.1
123.9
125.0
127.5
128.7
129.6
133.8
130.3
130.4
130.7
133.5
133.8
134.1
134.5
134.8
135.0
135.4
135.7
136.9
144.0
140.8
141.3
141.7
143.5
143.8
143.8
144.4
144.7
145.0
145.4
146.3
146.7

1/ Includes home purchase, mortgage in te r e s t, ta x es, insurance, and maintenance and repairs.




Housing
Shelter
Total

108.5
108.3
108.5
108.5
107.8
108.1
108.4
108.6
108.1
108.6
108.9
109.2
109.3
109.9
110.4
110.2
109.5
108.9
109.0
109.3
109.7
109.9
109.9
110.3
110.8
111.1
111.5
110.9
110.9
110.3
110.8
111.2
111.3
111.1
112.0
112.1
112.5
112.7
112.7
114.5
112.9
113.3
113.5
133.9
114.0
114.2
114.4
115.1
115.1
115.8
115.9
115.5
118.8
116.3
117.0
117.2
117.2
117.1
118.3
118.9
119.6
120.2
120.9
121.7
121.7

Total

Rent

109.9
109.3
109.2
109.2
108.3
109.0
109.5
110.0
109.8
110.4
110.5
111.5
111.6
112.2
113.5
113.1
111.6
110.4
110.6
111.4
112.1
112.4
112.0
112.4
113.4
113.7
114.4
114.2
113.9
113.1
113.4
113.8
113.9
113.5
115.1
115.1
115.5
115.8
115.3
117.4
115.4
115.8
116.5
117.0
117.2
117.4
117.3
118.4
118.5
118.6
118.6
117.6
120.9
117.5
118.4
118.4
118.4
117.9
119.7
120.8
122.5
122.6
123.9
125.7
125.5

109.1
108.7
N.A.
109.0
N.A.
109.1
N.A.
109.0
N.A.
109.4
N.A.
109.1
N.A.
109.6
109.2
N.A.
109.5
N.A.
109.4
N.A.
109.5
N.A.
109.7
N.A.
109.8
N.A.
110.9
110.0
N.A.
110.4
N.A.
110.7
N.A.
110.9
N.A.
111.2
N.A.
111.6
N.A.
113.1
112.1
N.A.
112.4
N.A.
112.8
N.A.
113.2
N.A.
113.6
N.A.
113.7
N.A.
115.5
114.2
N.A.
114.6
N.A.
115.0
N.A.
115.5
N.A.
116.1
N.A.
116.8
N.A.

Homeowner­
ship 1/
110.2
109.6
109.4
109.4
108.2
109.1
109.7
110.3
110.1
110.8
110.9
112.3
112.3
113.0
114.7
114.3
112.3
110.6
111.0
111.9
112.9
113.2
112.7
113.2
114.5
114.8
115.4
115.5
115.1
113.9
114.3
114.7
114.9
114.2
116.3
116.1
116.8
117.0
116.3
118.5
116.4
116.8
117.7
118.3
118.4
118.6
118.3
119.8
119.8
119.9
119.9
118.6
122.4
118.3
119.5
119.4
119.4
118.6
120.9
122.1
124.2
124.2
125.9
128.0
127.8

43

Table B. Consumer P rice Index, Major'Groups and Subgroups, by Month, 1964-68—Continued

Housing—Continued
Fuel and u t ilit ie s 2/
Gas
Fuel
and
o il
e le c ­
Total
and
tr ic coal
ity
105.5
107.0
107.1
106.4
105.8
105.4
105.0
104.6
104.5
104.5
105.0
105.0
105.9
105.8
106.4
106.0
106.0
105.2
105.2
105.1
105.5
105.5
105.5
106.2
106.3
106.6
106.2
105.1
105.1
105.1
106.7
106.7
106.4
106.2
106.3
106.6
106.6
106.7
107.0
107.8
107.3
107.3
107.3
107.3
107.2
107.2
108.5
108.5
108.5
108.5
108.1
108.2
109.4
109.0
109.0
109.0
109.0
109.5
109.5
109.6
109.6
109.6
109.6
109.5
109.6

103.6
110.7
110.7
107.0
103.3
101.0
99.3
100.1
100.1
100.1
102.1
102.1
107.2
108.1
109.7
109.7
109.7
106.0
105.9
105.9
105.9
105.9
105.9
109.7
110.1
112.3
112.3
112.6
112.6
112.6
112.6
112.6
111.2
110.4
110.4
112.3
112.6
112.6
114.5
117.1
115.0
116.2
116.2
116.2
116.2
116.2
118.2
118.2
118.2
118.2
118.2
118.2
121.2
119.4
119.4
119.4
119.4
122.2
122.2
122.2
122.1
122.1
122.1
122.1
122.1

102.9
103.8
104.0
103.9
103.9
103.9
103.9
102.0
101.7
101.8
102.0
102.0
102.0
101.9
102.0
102.0
101.9
101.9
101.9
101.7
101.9
102.0
102.0
102.0
102.0
101.9
101.9
101.9
101.9
101.9
101.9
101.9
101.9
101.7
101.9
101.9
101.7
101.9
101.9
101.8
102.3
101.8
101.9
101.8
101.6
101.6
101.8
101.8
101.8
101.8
101.8
101.8
102.7
102.7
102.7
102.6
102.7
102.7
102.7
102.7
102.7
102.7
102.7
102.6
102.7

PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA— Continued
(1957-59=1001
Transportat Lon
Apparel and upkeep v —

House­
hold
Men's Women' s Foot­
furn­
and
Total
and
ishin gs Total
boys' g ir ls ' wear
and
opera­
tion
103.6 109.5 106.0 105.2 111.4 114.0
103.1 108.9 105.6 104.0 110.9 113.5
103.7 109.2 105.9 104.5 110.9 113.6
104.0 109.1 105.6 104.1 111.7 113.5
103.9 109.3 105.9 104.5 111.7 114.0
103.8 109.0 105.6 104.0 111.2 113.9
104.2 108.8 105.6 103.6 111.2 112.9
103.6 108.1 104.7 103.5 108.5 113.9
102.9 108.4 105.6 103.3 109.8 114.1
103.5 110.3 106.6 106.8 110.9 113.4
104.1 111.0 106.7 107.6 113.2 114.1
103.4 111.3 106.9 108.3 113.2 115.0
103.2 111.1 106.9 107.6 113.2 115.9
104.1 110.9 107.8 106.8 112.9 117.0
103.4 109.7 105.2 105.6 111.9 116.1
103.4 109.9 106.3 105.4 112.1 117.1
103.6 110.2 106.5 106.9 109.6 116.8
104.1 110.0 106.9 106.4 109.6 117.1
104.2 111.0 106.9 107.3 113.5 118.0
104.1 110.9 107.3 106.9 113.6 117.4
103.8 109.4 107.7 104.6 110.0 117.4
103.9 110.0 107.2 105.7 112.1 116.8
104.4 111.8 108.8 108.4 113.9 115.8
104.8 112.4 110.5 107.9 115.5 117.1
104.7 112.7 110.6 108.2 116.3 117.4
104.9 112.7 110.2 108.3 116.9 117.3
105.5 115.0 110.1 111.7 121.6 118.7
104.3 110.9 107.6 106.6 113.9 117.3
104.8 112.2 107.7 108.6 116.6 117.3
104.3 113.5 108.9 110.2 118.6 117.8
104.5 114.1 109.2 110.6 120.3 118.0
105.1 114.2 109.2 110.5 121.7 118.3
105.4 114.3 109.3 110.5 121.8 118.8
105.7 114.9 109.2 112.4 120.6 119.4
105.8 114.1 108.1 110.3 123.2 119.9
106.0 117.6 112.1 115.1 125.1 118.7
106.3 117.5 112.0 114.5 125.6 119.9
106.6 118.3 113.9 114.7 125.7 120.1
107.3 118.9 113.9 115.9 125.7 119.4
109.0 120.3 114.8 115.9 129.1 121.9
107.6 116.5 111.7 111.8 123.7 119.1
108.0 117.3 112.8 112.7 125.2 119.7
107.5 118.3 113.4 113.8 127.3 121.0
108.0 119.7 114.0 115.2 128.9 121.0
108.1 120.2 114.6 115.5 129.8 121.0
108.6 120.6 114.7 116.4 129.8 121.4
108.7 119.3 113.3 115.0 128.3 122.2
108.7 119.6 113.4 114.8 130.5 122.5
108.9 122.3 117.0 118.2 130.5 122.2
111.0 123.0 117.6 119.0 131.6 123.4
111.3 123.1 117.6 119.3 131.8 124.2
111.6 123.1 117.7 119.0 132.1 124.5
116.3 127.1 121.6 122.9 136.7 128.1
114.1 121.8 115.5 116.9 131.9 126.7
114.9 123.6 116.9 119.9 132.6 126.6
115.3 124.7 116.6 122.3 133.3 127.0
115.3 125.9 119.9 122.1 135.7 126.8
115.6 126.4 119.9 123.1 136.4 127.3
116.4 126.2 120.7 121.6 137.1 127.9
116.7 126.0 120.4 121.6 133.7 128.5
116.0 125.8 120.2 119.8 138.0 128.9
117.8 130.2 125.6 126.0 139.9 128.6
118.0 131.6 128.3 127.3 140.6 129.3
117.7 131.4 127.7 127.1 140.3 130.3
118.0 131.7 128.0 127.3 141.1 129.5

Private Public

m .i
110.6
110.7
110.7
111.2
111.0
109.8
110.9
111.1
110.4
111.1
112.2
113.2
112.9
113.3
112.9
112.6
112.8
113.8
113.2
113.1
112.6
111.4
112.8
113.2
113.0
114.7
113.1
113.0
113.6
113.9
114.2
114.7
115.3
116.0
114.6
116.0
116.1
115.4
117.3
115.0
114.9
116.3
116.3
116.3
116.8
117.6
117.9
117.5
118.9
119.7
119.9
122.6
121.1
120.9
121.4
121.2
121.8
122.4
123.0
123.5
123.1
123.9
125.1
124.2

124.4
123.7
123.7
123.7
123.7
123.7
124.8
124.8
124.8
124.9
124.9
124.9
124.9
135.7
124.9
136.7
136.7
136.7
136.7
136.7
136.7
136.7
136.7
136.7
136.7
136.7
137.1
136.7
136.7
136.9
136.9
136.9
137.3
137.3
137.3
137.3
137.3
137.3
137.3
143.6
137.3
143.7
143.7
143.7
143.7
143.8
143.8
143.8
144.6
144.6
144.6
145.7
155.8
155.7
155.7
155.6
155.6
155.6
155.7
155.7
155.9
155.9
155.9
155.9
155.9

Total

114.1
113.8
113.8
113.8
113.8
113.8
114.0
114.0
114.0
114.2
114.4
114.6
114.7
115.5
114.6
114.8
115.4
115.5
115.6
115.9
115.7
115.4
115.6
115.8
115.8
116.0
117.9
116.1
116.3
116.8
117.0
117.0
117.3
118.2
118.5
118.8
119.2
119.4
120.2
122.5
120.4
120.6
120.7
120.9
121.4
121.8
122.2
122.5
123.3
124.3
125.7
126.0
129.6
126.6
126.9
127.6
128.1
128.6
129.5
130.5
130.6
130.9
131.5
131.9
132.5

Health and recreation
Read­
Med­
Per­
ing
sonal
and
ic a l
care
care recrea­
tion
123.1
122.3
122.5
122.7
122.7
122.5
122.7
123.4
123.3
123.4
123.5
124.1
124.2
126.4
124.1
124.3
125.2
125.3
125.7
126.6
127.2
127.3
127.7
127.8
127.8
128.2
131.9
128.5
128.8
129.7
130.4
130.4
131.0
132.4
133.2
133.1
133.7
134.9
136.3
140.6
137.0
137.1
137.2
137.6
138.5
139.7
140.7
141.1
143.5
144.4
144.6
145.8
152.0
146.5
146.9
147.3
147.9
149.7
150.9
154.0
154.4
155.3
156.6
156.8
157.6

107.1
106.3
106.0
106.0
106.0
106.4
107.2
107.0
106.9
108.2
108.7
108.0
108.4
107.4
108.4
108.3
108.8
108.2
107.7
107.8
106.2
105.7
106.0
106.9
107.0
107.2
108.9
107.3
107.8
108.3
108.9
109.0
108.7
109.3
109.1
109.3
110.0
109.4
109.5
110.9
109.9
110.6
110.9
111.2
110.3
111.3
110.0
110.7
111.1
111.7
111.6
111.5
114.6
112.9
112.6
112.9
113.2
114.5
115.1
114.8
115.3
115.7
115.9
116.2
116.6

111.7
112.0
111.7
111.8
111.9
111.6
111.8
111.3
111.4
111.2
111.5
112.2
112.2
112.1
112.1
112.4
112.1
113.0
112.9
112.5
112.0
111.2
111.7
111.7
111.7
112.0
112.7
112.2
112.3
112.5
112.2
112.0
112.7
113.1
113.1
112.9
113.0
113.1
113.1
114.7
113.0
113.3
113.9
114.2
115.2
114.3
114.6
114.9
115.0
115.9
116.1
116.3
120.1
117.2
117.9
119.1
120.0
119.7
120.4
120.7
120.6
120.2
120.9
122.1
122.7

2 / Also includes telephone, water, and sewerage service not shown sep arately.
3/ Also includes in fa n ts' wear, sewing m aterials, jew elry, and apparel upkeep services not shown separately.




Other
goods
and
serv­
ices
110.1
110.1
110.3
110.1
110.0
110.1
110.1
110.1
110.1
110.3
N.A.
N.A.
110.2
111.6
N.A.
N.A.
111.3
N.A.
N.A.
112.1
N.A.
N.A.
111.8
N.A.
N.A.
111.7
113.6
N.A.
N.A.
112.2
N.A.
N.A.
112.4
N.A.
N.A.
115.0
N.A.
N.A.
116.5
117.9
N.A.
N.A.
116.0
N.A.
N.A.
116.9
N.A.
N.A.
117.8
N.A.
N.A.
123.0
124.7
N.A.
N.A.
123.8
N.A.
N.A.
124.7
N.A.
N.A.
125.4
N.A.
N.A.
125.9

Date

1964: Average
January
February
March
April
May
June.
July
Augus t
September
October
November
December
1965: Average
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
1966: Average
January
February
March
A pril
May
June
July
Augus t
September
October
November
December
1967: Average
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
1968: Average
January
February
March
A pril
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

44

Date

1964: Average -----March --------Ju ne----------September---December ---1965: Average -----March --------Ju n e----------September---December ---1966: Average -----March --------Ju ne----------September---December ---1967: Average -----March --------June
September---December ---1968: Average -----March
Ju ne----------September---December ----

A ll
items

Table C. Consumer P rice Index, Major Groups and
ATLANTA, GEORGIA
(1957-59=100)
Food at home
Cereals
Meats,
Total
and
poultry, Dairy
Total
bakery
and
products
products fish

106.7
106.6
106.3
107.2
107.4
108.1
107.6
107.9
108.2
109.2

104.8
104.0
103.9
106.1
105.6
107.4
106.1
108.4
108.4
109.8

111.5
110.3
111.1
112.8
113.3
115.0
114.0
114.8
115.6
116.8
119.6
117.8
119.0
121.2
122.1

112.9
112.4
112.4
114.2
113.8
114.2
113.6
114.3
115.1
114.3
117.2
115.8
116.8
118.9
119.1

104.2
103.3
103.2
105.9
105.0
106.9
105.5
108.3
107.9
109.4
112.4
112.4
111.8
113.9
112.5
112.0
111.6
112.0
112.7
111.6
114.4
113.3
114.1
116.1
115.5

103.1
103.1
102.9
103.5
104.3
104.4
105.0
103.2
104.6
107.1
109.8
107.6
108.8
112.3
114.5
114.1
114.8
114.6
113.8
113.7
113.4
113.5
113.5
113.2
113.1

98.2
97.2
95.1
101.5
99.7
104.4
99.8
106.2
109.3
109.8
115.0
118.1
115.2
116.4
110.6
111.7
110.5
111.5
115.0
110.6
113.8
112.6
114.2
117.2
112.9

101.9
101.2
102.2
101.9
102.3
104.4
105.0
102.6
104.6
104.8
107.9
105.6
106.7
108.1
115.0
114.2
114.4
114.7
114.3
113.0
114.7
114.3
113.7
114.2
116.9

Subgroups, by Quarter, 1964-68

Housing
Shelter

Fruits
and
vege­
tables

Other
food
at
home

Food
away
from
home

Total

Total

Rent

Homeowner­
ship 1/

116.7
115.6
119.1
117.3
117.5
116.6
119.5
128.0
111.7
111.1
117.2
115.3
120.4
118.4
111.0
115.4
111.8
118.8
115.0
117.7
124.6
124.7
126.9
122.8
123.7

105.8
104.6
104.4
107.6
105.7
106.6
104.6
105.1
106.9
111.0
109.7
109.1
106.3
111.0
112.5
107.1
108.7
105.3
106.3
106.6
109.1
106.7
106.8
112.7
114.3

106.9
106.7
106.7
107.0
107.8
109.4
108.4
108.8
110.1
111.3
114.7
112.5
114.7
115.6
118.3
122.3
120.7
122.6
123.9
124.2
127.2
124.7
126.5
129.0
132.1

105.9
105.9
105.9
106.2
106.3
107.3
106.6
107.1
107.4
108.7
110.8
109.2
110.4
111.9
112.9
114.7
114.0
114.5
114.4
117.4
120.2
117.6
119.5
122.4
123.1

104.5
104.2
104.4
105.1
105.3
106.4
105.4
106.2
106.5
108.5
110.5
108.7
110.1
111.8
113.1
114.6
113.7
114.3
113.9
118.0
120.8
117.1
120.2
124.0
123.6

104.4
104.3
104.3
104.5
104.7
105.2
105.0
105.2
105.4
105.5
106.3
105.7
106.5
106.6
106.7
108.6
108.0
108.4
109.1
110.0
111.3
110.6
111.4
111.7
112.5

104.4
104.1
104.2
105.1
105.4
106.6
105.4
106.3
106.7
109.3
111.7
109.5
111.1
113.2
114.8
116.2
115.3
115.9
115.0
120.2
123.4
118.8
122.6
127.6
126.8

See footnotes at end of tab le.

Table C. Consumer Price Index, Major Groups and Subgroups, by Quarter, 1964-68—Continued

Date

1964: Average -------March ----------J u n e------------September ---December -----1965: Average -------March ----------J u n e------------September ---December -----1966: Average -------March ----------J u n e ------------September ---December -----1967: Average--------March ----------J u n e ------------September-----December-------1968: Average
March ----------June
September-----December ------

A ll
items

107.9
107.5
108.0
107.9
108.6
109.6
108.3
110.0
110.0
110.9
113.4
112.5
113.4
114.3
114.5
116.1
114.8
115.7
117.6
117.4
120.9
118.7
120.6
122.4
124.0

Total

106.6
106.2
107.1
106.5
109.3
106.6
110.8
110.8
111.5
115.9
115.5
115.9
117.9
116.0
116.3
114.9
115.5
118.1
116.9
121.3
118.8
121.3
123.4
123.9

See footnotes at end of tab le.




Total
103.7
103.3
104.3
103.4
106.3
103.4
108.0
107.9
108.2
112.8
112.5
112.9
115.0
112.4
112.1
110.8
111.2
113.9
112.2
116.9
114.4
117.2
119.1
119.1

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND
(1957-59=100)
Food
Food at home
Cereals
Meats,
Fruits
and
poultry, Dairy
and
bakery
and products
vege­
products fish
tables
116.2
116.1
116.8
115.9
115.5
115.3
115.3
115.5
115.1
120.1
119.8
119.0
121.5
121.9
122.0
121.8
122.3
121.9
121.4
123.6
122.4
123.4
124.1
125.2

96.8
100.9
95.9
100.4
Not A vailable
98.6
101.1
102.9
97.1
104.5
102.7
102.4
98.1
106.6
102.3
102.0
109.4
110.1
105.0
110.6
113.6
106.7
115.4
114.3
110.0
114.8
113.8
114.3
110.8
110.7
113.9
113.0
109.4
109.4
114.8
114.5
113.5
110.5
114.5
115.0
116.7
112.0
114.4
115.7
117.5
117.4
116.7
119.1
117.7

112.2
112.1
109.3
109.1
113.4
112.5
123.7
110.1
108.0
120.3
117.0
125.3
125.9
116.1
121.0
116.1
120.7
125.0
120.5
131.3
128.0
132.9
133.6
129.8

Other
food
at
home

Food
away
from
home

101.9
101.9
103.4
101.4
100.0
98.3
97.9
101.8
102.1
102.7
103.2
99.5
103.9
104.8
100.5
100.6
98.2
101.1
101.4
105.3
103.3
1.03.7
109.3
109.4

118.1
117.8
118.4
118.9
121.6
119.6
121.9
122.8
124.7
128.4
127.4
128.1
129.4
130.8
134.0
132.2
133.5
135.4
136.9
139.6
137.5
138.4
141.5
144.0

Housing
Shelter
Total

106.7
106.8
106.1
108.2
107.9
106.8
108.0
107.8
109.2
111.4
110.2
111.3
112.0
113.3
113.8
113.0
113.2
114.9
114.4
117.9
115.2
117.4
119.5
122.1

Total

Rent

Homeowner­
ship 1/

107.1
107.2
106.5
106.1
109.4
109.2
107.8
109.4
109.1
111.0
113.7
112.2
113.6
114.5
116.4
116.0
114.8
115.1
117.6
116.4
121.5
117.6
120.8
123.6
127.6

108.0
108.0
107.9
108.0
108.3
108.7
108.4
108.4
108.9
109.2
110.0
109.6
109.9
110.5
110.5
111.4
110.9
111.3
111.7
112.1
113.3
112.6
113.0
113.8
11A.4

106.7
106.9
105.7
105.2
109.9
109.4
107.6
109.8
109.1
111.8
115.3
113.4
115.2
116.2
118.9
117.7
116.3
116.5
119.9
118.0
124.7
119.5
123.9
127.5
133.1

45

Table C. Consumer Price Index, Major Groups and Subgroups, by Quarter, 1964-68—Continued
A T L A N T A , G E O R G IA — Continued

Housing—Continued
Fuel and u tilities 2/
Gas
Fuel
oil elec­
Total
and
coal tricIty
111.4
111.5
111.4
111.5
111.4
111.5
111.4
111.5
111.4
111.6
110.7
110.6
110.7
110.5
110.7
110.5
110.5
0) 110.7
110.7
110.5
•§
110.2
110.7
108.9
3 110.7
41 110.7
110.7
110.7
25 110.7
110.7
110.7
110.7
112.4
112.8
110.7
112.8
110.7
110.7
112.8
110.7
112.4
114.0
110.7
114.0
110.7
110.7
114.0
114.0
110.7
110.7
114.0

Household
furnishings
and
opera­
tion
103.6
104.2
103.7
103.4
103.2
104.8
104.4
104.8
105.1
105.6
108.8
108.0
108.0
110.1
111.0
113.4
112.5
113.2
113.6
115.8
119.2
117.6
117.8
120.3
123.7

Apparel and upkeep 17-------

(1957-59=100)
Transportation

Total

Men's Women' s
and
and
boys' girls' wear

Total Private Public

104.8
104.8
104.4
104.9
105.1
105.9
105.2
105.4
106.7
106.8
111.0
108.4
109.8
113.5
115.2
117.2
116.5
116.7
118.0
118.7
122.0
120.8
121.1
123.3
124.7

104.6
103.9
104.9
105.0
104.8
105.4
105.1
105.2
105.8
106.0
110.0
106.2
110.4
112.4
113.3
115.2
114.3
115.2
115.6
117.0
120.4
118.7
118.2
122.9
124.1

111.2
111.0
110.6
111.1
112.2
110.8
112.1
109.0
110.4
111.5
110.7
110.2
110.4
111.0
111.1
112.9
111.2
112.8
113.8
115.0
115.6
114.9
115.7
115.4
116.8

99.6
100.3
98.7
99.6
99.6
99.3
98.3
98.1
100.9
100.0
103.8
102.2
101.0
106.1
108.6
111.0
109.8
110.3
112.4
112.8
115.6
114.0
114.5
116.3
119.7

112.4
111.4
112.2
112.6
114.4
117.4
116.0
116.7
119.3
119.2
123.0
120.8
121.3
125.7
126.4
129.2
129.3
127.7
130.0
131.3
135.1
134.3
136.1
136.3
134.7

108.8
108.6
108.2
108.8
109.9
108.4
109.8
106.5
108.0
109.1
108.3
107.8
107.9
108.5
108.7
110.3
108.8
110.1
111.2
112.5
112.9
112.3
113.2
112.9
113.6

124.1
124.0
124.0
124.0
124.5
124.5
124.5
124.5
124.5
124.5
124.5
124.5
124.5
124.5
124.5
127.4
124.5
128.8
128.8
128.8
131.1
129.2
129.2
129.3
140.4

Health and recreation
ReadMed- Pering
Total ical sonal and
care care recrea­
tion
111.3
111.4
110.8
111.8
111.9
112.4
112.5
112.7
112.1
112.3
116.1
114.7
116.1
117.6
118.0
120.7
119.1
120.2
122.3
122.9
127.1
125.4
126.3
128.9
130.5

115.5
114.7
114.9
116.6
116.8
118.2
117.8
118.0
118.8
119.1
124.3
121.7
123.7
127.0
127.5
132.2
130.7
131.7
134.1
134.8
141.0
138.4
139.6
143.5
146.4

110.0
109.9
108.3
111.2
110.7
111.1
111.9
112.2
109.4
110.9
114.5
113.8
115.4
115.1
115.2
117.6
115.4
118.9
118.1
119.4
127.4
125.1
127.0
130.3
130.8

111.4
112.3
110.8
111.2
111.4
111.4
111.9
112.3
110.7
110.6
115.2
114.4
115.2
116.5
117.0
118.7
117.5
117.7
119.9
120.8
123.5
121.8
122.5
125.0
126.7

Other
goods
and
serv­
ices
109.4
110.0
110.0
109.8
110.0
109.6
109.6
109.7
109.6
109.5
110.7
109.6
110.7
111.3
111.8
113.2
111.4
111.8
115.5
115.4
116.4
116.0
116.3
116.7
117.1

Date
1964: Average
March
June
September
December
1965: Average
March
June
September
December
1966: Average
March
June
September
December
1967: Average
March
June
September
December
1968 Average
March
June
September
December

See footnotes at end of table.

Table C. Consumer Price Index, Major Groups and Subgroups, by Quarter, 1964-68—Continued
B A L TIM O R E , M A R Y L A N D — Continued

Housing—Continued
Fuel and u tilities 2/
Gas
Fuel
and
oil elec­
Total
and triccoal
ity
107.4
108.6
107.0
106.9
107.8
105.2
105.7
105.3
104.3
105.4
106.5
105.3
107.0
107.1
107.3
107.7
107.6
107.7
107.8
107.6
108.0
107.0
107.5
108.8
108.8

102.7
108.1
99.7
99.7
104.9
104.9
105.7
102.5
104.3
109.5
109.7
109.5
109.5
109.5
111.7
113.9
113.0
113.0
115.1
115.1
117.5
115.1
118.8
118.8
118.5

103.9
104.3
104.1
103.9
103.9
99.2
99.9
100.4
97.7
98.1
101.5
101.5
101.9
102.0
101.7
101.8
101.9
102.0
101.6
101.8
100.9
100.9
IOC'.
101.2
101.3

Household
furnishings
and
opera­
tion
105.5
105.0
105.4
105.9
105.8
106.8
105.4
107.1
107.4
107.9
109.8
109.5
109.5
110.2
110.9
113.5
113.0
113.2
114.2
114.9
117.2
115.8
117.1
118.1
119.5

See footnotes at end of table,




Apparel and upkeep 17------Total

Men's Women's Foot­
and
and
boys' girls' wear

106.8
106.2
106.6
107.1
107.5
108.1
107.1
108.1
108.8
109.1
111.4
110.6
111.4
112.0
112.8
116.5
115.1
116.4
118.3
117.7
1“1.9
i; ).3
121.5
124.0
125.1

106.4
106.0
106.4
106.6
106.8
107.3
106.5
106.4
108.3
108.8
110.9
109.5
110.2
112.1
113.0
115.2
113.9
115.0
116.6
116.6
122.0
117.7
120.9
125.7
127.4

104.3
103.0
104.0
105.1
105.3
105.9
104.3
106.6
106.8
105.9
107.8
108.4
108.4
107.3
107.4
111.8
110.9
111.6
114.1
112.1
115.3
114.4
115.1
117.0
115.7

117.5
117.6
117.3
117.0
118.2
120.7
118.5
119.6
121.8
125.0
130.2
126.7
130.4
132.3
134.8
137.3
135.3
137.0
139.1
139.5
145.6
142.2
145.4
147.8
150.7

Transportation

Health and recreation
ReadMed- Pering
Total Private Public Total ical sonal and
care care recrea­
tion
110.7
109.6
110.9
110.8
112.1
112.4
112.3
112.0
112.3
113.3
113.5
113.0
113.6
113.9
113.8
115.6
114.5
115.4
116.2
117.7
119.6
117.9
119.4
119.9
123.0

107.8
106.7
108.0
108.0
109.4
109.8
109.7
109.4
109.7
110.8
111.1
110.5
111.1
111.5
111.3
113.4
112.1
113.1
114.0
115.7
117.2
115.8
117.2
117.8
119.3

123.3
123.3
123.3
123.3
123.4
123.4
123.4
123.4
123.4
123.4
123.5
123.5
123.5
123.5
123.5
123.7
123.6
123.7
123.8
123.7
128.1
124.1
126.6
126.6
140.9

111.3
110.8
111.6
111.5
111.4
112.9
112.2
113.2
113.3
113.9
115.9
114.9
116.0
116.6
117.2
121.4
119.3
121.1
123.3
124.0
127.1
126.0
127.0
128.2
128.9

129.4
128.4
129.4
130.0
130.7
132.6
131.6
131.9
133.5
134.7
138.2
135.7
138.1
139.9
141.4
149.6
147.9
149.2
152.0
153.0
158.0
156.9
157.5
159.9
160.3

108.2
108.5
108.6
107.8
107.7
110.1
108.8
110.0
111.3
111.6
112.3
111.7
111.6
113.0
113.7
116.9
116.0
118.3
117.3
117.3
120.8
119.2
119.8
121.9
124.8

105.4
104.6
106.2
105.8
105.2
107.0
106.4
107.9
106.9
107.6
109.8
109.6
110.0
110.1
110.3
114.1
111.2
113.8
116.4
117.3
121.1
119.7
121.6
122.3
122.5

Other
goods
and
serv­
ices

Date

104.7
104.6
104.8
104.7
104.7
105.1
104.5
105.5
105.1
105.4
106.6
105.6
107.1
107.0
107.4
109.5
107.6
108.6
111.3
112.0
112.7
112.1
112.7
113.0
113.4

1964: Average
March
June
September
December
1965: Average
March
June
September
December
1966: Average
March
June
September
December
1967: Average
March
June
September
December
1968: Average
March
June
September
December

46

Table C. Consumer Price Index, Major Groups and Subgroups, by Quarter, 1964-68—Continued
BOSTON, M ASSACHU SETTS

All
items

Date
1964: Average-------January-------April----------July-----------October -----

1965: Average-------January-------April-----------July-------October -------1966: Average
January ----April
July-------October — —
1967: Average
January
April -------July ----------October —
1968: Average-------January -------April ----------July ------October

u i.i
110.1
110.6
111.2
111.6
113.2
112.3
112.9
113.5
113.6
117.0
113.9
116.8
117.1
118.5
119.8
118.6
118.8
119.9
120.8
124.7
121.7
123.6
124.7
126.6

Total
109.8
108.5
108.5
111.0
110.8
112.5
110.9
111.4
114.9
112.8
117.0
113.6
116.6
117.0
119.3
119.4
119.0
117.7
120.1
120.5
122.7
120.8
121.4
123.2
124.1

Total
107.0
105.6
105.5
108.5
108.0
109.9
108.1
108.7
112.9
110.1
114.1
110.7
114.1
113.9
116.4
115.1
115.1
113.3
115.8
116.0
117.7
116.1
116.6
118.3
118.9

(1957-59=100)
Food
Food at home
Cereals Meats,
and poultry, Dairy
bakery
and products
products fish

Fruits
and
vege­
tables

Other
food
at
home

Food
away
from
home

Total

Total

Rent

Homeowner­
ship 1/

112.0
109.5
110.9
112.8
113.1
114.2
113.2
114.7
114.9
113.8
118.2
114.9
115.4
115.5
121.7
123.4
124.4
123.4
122.1
122.7
121.1
120.7
120.9
121.1
120.4

120.3
115.3
119.0
129.8
117.0
120.1
116.3
121.9
132.3
113.5
122.1
112.9
124.0
126.4
122.3
121.2
120.1
115.3
129.8
121.5
127.7
124.7
125.4
131.9
127.4

103.5
101.7
103.0
102.6
104.9
104.3
104.4
104.3
104.1
105.0
103.8
103.2
104.5
101.7
105.9
104.0
105.8
103.5
101.4
105.2
105.6
10' 0
105.1
104.4
107.5

121.8
120.8
121.2
121.8
122.7
123.6
123.0
123.1
123.5
124.2
129.4
126.0
127.3
130.0
131.5
138.2
135.8
136.9
139.1
139.8
144.2
140.9
142.2
144.8
146.8

113.4
112.8
113.6
112.8
113.9
115.1
114.9
115.6
114.4
115.2
118.8
115.8
119.1
119.2
119.8
120.7
120.3
120.5
120.8
120.6
125.7
122.3
124.3
126.2
127.7

118.9
117.7
119.2
118.4
119.5
121.1
120.7
122.1
120.2
120.9
125.8
122.5
126.2
126.1
126.9
127.1
126.9
126.6
127.4
126.9
133.6
129.1
131.7
134.1
136.5

118.9
117.9
118.2
118.8
119.8
121.3
120.2
120.4
120.8
122.4
124.7
124.3
124.4
124.6
125.1
126.0
125.2
125.2
125.7
126.9
129.4
127.9
128.4
129.1
130.8

118.9
117.6
119.6
118.0
119.4
121.0
120.8
123.0
119.8
120.1
126.4
121.7
127.3
126.8
127.7
127.6
127.7
127.2
128.1
126.7
135.4
129.5
133.0
136.2
138.9

103.2
103.2
101.2
103.3
105.0
110.0
105.9
106.3
113.9
112.7
117.6
115.2
118.2
117.9
118.9
116.1
115.3
114.2
116.1
118.0
119.6
118.4
118.7
120.0
121.3

101.2
101.3
98.6
101.0
104.0
102.0
103.6
99.7
99.9
103.7
107.6
104.1
105.7
106.4
113.3
112.8
112.0
111.9
112.8
113.3
115.4
113.4
113.2
115.5
117.5

Housing
Shelter

See footnotes at end of table.

Table C. Consumer Price Index, Major Groups and Subgroups, by Quarter, 1964-68—Continued
B U F F A LO , NEW Y O R K

(November 1963-100)
— —
Food at home
Cereals Meats,
and poultry, Dairy
bakery
and products
products fish

Housing
Shelter

tzzz

All
items

Total

Total

1964: Average ------- 101.1
February ----- 100.1
May——— — 100.7
— —
101.3
August ----November ----- 102.1
1965: Average ------- 103.5
February ----- 102.4
103.0
August -------- 104.0
November ----- 104.6
1966: Average ------- 107.0
105.8
February
106.6
May
107.7
November ----- 108.0
109.9
108.5
109.5
110.4
November ----- 111.2
114.8
February ----- 112.3
114.3
115.7
November ----- 116.9

101.5
100.8
100.9
102.2
101.7
104.1
101.8
103.9
105.3
104.8
108.8
108.2
108.0
110.5
109.7
110.0
109.3
108.9
111.3
109.9
114.6
112.1
114.8
116.4
115.7

101.6
101.0
100.9
102.3
101.6
104.0
101.6
104.0
105.2
104.4
108.6
108.4
107.7
110.3
109.0
108.8
108.2
107.7
110.2
108.4
113.0
110.6
113.3
114.7
113.9

Date

See footnotes at end of table.




97.1
98.1
97.6
96.2
97.6
99.0
96.9
99.6
100.6
99.7
101.8
100.3
100.3
103.3
105.0
103.9
103.5
104.1
104.6
103.8
105.4
104.0
105.7
105.1
107.1

98.9
98.5
96.9
99.5
99.0
105.3
99.8
101.1
110.3
108.8
112.6
115.1
111.8
113.4
110.1
109.9
109.4
107.3
112.0
109.7
111.9
109.6
110.5
114.3
112.4

99.7
97.7
100.0
99.7
99.9
99.8
99.8
99.8
100.3
100.6
105.5
101.7
101.7
108.4
109.8
110.2
109.8
108.9
110.4
110.8
115.3
112.0
114.6
116.1
118.9

Fruits
and
vege­
tables

Other
food
at
home

Food
away
from
home

109.5
107.0
111.0
112.0
107.4
109.1
107.7
116.8
104.8
102.4
112.7
111.4
117.4
117.1
110.6
113.6
111.9
115.2
116.7
110.5
124.4
122.4
131.8
129.0
120.4

104.1
104.4
102.2
104.8
104.9
104.6
104.0
104.8
104.6
105.5
106.0
106.3
103.8
106.5
108.1
105.6
105.5
103.9
106.0
105.8
108.9
106.3
107.1
109.7
111.2

101.2
100.2
100.6
101.7
102.5
104.5
102.7
103.4
105.7
106.7
110.3
107.5
109.4
111.1
113.8
117.2
115.5
116.3
117.9
119.1
124.2
120.7
124.1
126.3
126.8

Total

Total

Rent

Homeownership 1/

101.3
100.0
101.1
101.5
102.5
102.0
102.2
100.7
102.0
103.1
104.7
103.2
104.5
105.4
105.6
108.0
106.1
107.7
108.7
109.4
112.8
109.7
112.2
113.6
115.8

100.8
100.4
101.7
99.9
101.2
100.8
101.8
99.2
100.3
102.0
104.1
102.6
104.0
104.9
105.0
108.1
105.7
108.0
108.7
109.8
114.3
110.5
113.5
114.7
118.9

100.2
100.0
100.1
100.4
100.4
101.1
100.8
100.9
101.2
101.7
102.3
101.6
101.8
102.6
103.0
104.2
103.6
103.9
104.3
104.9
106.4
105.4
105.8
106.6
107.6

100.9
100.5
102.0
99.8
101.4
100.7
102.0
98.8
100.0
102.0
104.5
102.8
104.4
105.3
105.3
108.7
106.1
108.8
109.4
110.7
115.8
111.4
114.9
116.1
121.0

47

Table C. Consumer Price Index, Major Groups and Subgroups, by Quarter, 1964-68—Continued
BOSTON, M ASSACHU SE TTS— Continued

Apparel and upkeep 17-------Household
furn­
Men's Women's Foot­
and
ishings Total and
and
boys' girls' wear
opera­
tion
107.6 103.2 105.2 106.9 100.8 105.7 112.1
98.7 104.6 111.5
111.9 104.0 104.1 105.3
108.5 103.2 105.1 107.4 101.7 106.1 112.6
103.4 103.3 104.9 106.6 100.8 105.2 110.9
108.5 102.7 105.9 108.1 101.5 107.3 113.0
110.3 103.2 106.5 107.7 101.4 106.0 114.3
111.1 103.2 106.3 106.0 100.3 103.6 113.3
108.5 103.1 106.7 107.1 100.6 105.9 113.4
108.5 103.1 106.3 107.8 100.9 106.4 113.4
113.6 103.2 106.6 109.1 102.9 107.4 115.9
114.5 102.3 110.7 110.3 103.9 106.9 119.5
114.5 102.5 106.9 108.8 102.9 106.3 116.5
114.5 102.7 110.4 110.1 104.4 106.4 117.5
114.0 102.5 111.3 109.2 103.9 104.5 118.6
114.0 101.8 112.2 112.5 103.7 110.3 123.0
118.2 101.6 112.9 114.0 106.5 110.8 125.1
117.5 101.5 113.1 111.1 104.6 106.9 123.8
118.5 101.6 114.6 113.5 105.8 110.4 123.9
116.9 101.7 114.4 113.6 106.6 109.8 125.1
118.9 101.5 114.2 116.5 108.0 114.5 126.2
119.9 101.9 119.9 120.8 113.0 117.2 132.9
119.8 101.8 116.2 114.9 108.2 111.6 127.9
119.8 101.8 118.6 120.8 113.3 118.1 131.5
119.8 102.0 120.8 119.6 111.5 115.2 132.3
120.1 102.0 121.5 124.9 117.0 121.5 136.7
footnotes at end of table.

(1957-59=100)
Transportation

Housing—Continued
Fuel and u tilities 2/
Gas
Fuel
and
oil elec­
Total
and triccoal
ity

Health and recreation
Read­
Med­ Per­
ing
Total Private Public Total ical sonal and
care care recrea­
tion

106.7
108.4
107.0
105.7
106.8
107.3
107.8
106.7
106.7
108.3
107.9
106.8
108.4
108.2
107.9
109.1
108.9
109.2
108.7
109.3
109.5
109.4
109.4
109.5
109.5
See

110.6
110.4
110.0
111.2
110.1
113.4
112.4
112.6
113.4
114.6
116.2
113.8
116.4
116.9
116.8
119.1
117.1
118.1
119.5
120.3
122.8
121.4
122.3
122.4
123.0

104.2
104.0
103.6
105.0
103.7
107.2
106.1
106.3
107.2
108.5
110.4
107.7
110.5
111.2
111.1
113.5
111.3
112.4
113.9
114.7
116.8
115.9
116.8
116.7
117.3

131.7
131.6
131.6
131.6
131.6
132.9
132.9
132.9
132.9
132.9
132.5
132.9
133.0
132.1
132.2
133.2
132.7
132.9
133.3
133.7
138.3
133.8
135.0
135.9
136.0

112.4
111.4
111.9
112.4
112.8
115.0
114.6
115.3
114.8
115.1
119.3
115.4
118.6
119.7
121.3
123.9
122.1
122.5
123.4
126.0
130.2
127.4
128.9
129.8
132.9

119.0
117.0
118.2
118.4
120.8
123.4
122.1
122.4
123.6
124.4
128.6
124.9
127.3
127.7
131.4
137.3
133.8
133.9
136.5
141.3
148.4
144.4
145.0
147.1
153.4

110.2
109.1
109.4
110.5
110.9
111.1
111.7
112.6
110.5
110.2
113.5
110.4
114.2
112.5
115.0
116.9
116.1
117.5
117.0
116.4
121.6
117.5
119.4
122.2
125.0

117.1
115.9
116.7
117.6
117.1
119.0
119.0
120.1
118.8
118.4
122.0
118.6
120.5
123.1
124.0
126.1
123.9
124.5
125.1
129.2
133.4
129.5
133.0
133.2
135.8

Other
goods
and
serv­
ices

Date

102.9
102.9
102.8
102.7
102.4
105.5
105.1
105.3
105.1
106.0
111.2
106.3
111.1
112.4
112.8
113.8
113.2
113.1
113.9
114.3
116.2
115.8
115.8
115.8
117.1

1964: Average
January
April
July
October
1965: Average
January
April
July
October
1966: Average
January
April
July
October
1967: Average
January
April
July
October
1968: Average
January
April
July
October

Table C. Consumer Price Index, Major Groups and Subgroups, by Quarter, 1964-68 Continued
B U FFA L O , NEW Y O R K — Continued

_____________(November 1963-100)
Transportation
Apparel and upkeep 17--------

Fuel and utilit ies 2/ HouseGas
Men's Women's
and
and
and
oil elec- ishings Total boys' girls' weal
Total
coal
ity
101.0
96.5 106.4 100.8 101.0 101.7 101.2 100.0
99.5
99.5 100. A 100.3
99.3 100.7 98.9
99.9 100.0 100.7 100.2 98.0
92.1 101.5
100.7
93.5 111.8 101.3 101.0 102.3 100.1 101.7
98.2 110.8 102.4 102.4 103.3 102.4
107.3
99.0 109.6 102.3 104.5 105.4 104.8 103.6
106.5
104.7 100.5 106.9 101.6 103.0 103.6 103.2 102.1
96.7 107.6 101.7 104.0 104.9 104.7 102.4
96.2 111.9 102.6 104.8 105.9 104.7 104.3
107.7 101.7 110.8 103.1 106.2 107.1 106.5 105.4
110.2 104.6 108.1 108.5 107.6 110.8
104.2 101.7 107.4 104.0 106.9 107.4 107.5 106.5
100.2 109.3 104.3 108.3 100.7 108.2 110.5
112.2 104.5 107.7 107.9 106.2 112.0
108.3 103.2 111.3 105.4 109.6 110.5 108.2 114.1
103.6 110.7 107.3 113.3 110.0 114.6 119.4
106.7 103.1 108.9 106.5 111.0 107.0 112.1 117.7
103.1 110.6 106.5 113.6 109.2 116.2 119.2
103.1 113.9 107.9 113.1 109.3 114.2 119.8
109.2 104.6 110.8 108.4 115.3 114.0 115.9 121.2
125.6
108.4 110.2 110.9 120.9 119.9 122.6 122.4
118.4
108.4 107.9 109.2 117.2 115.1 123.2 124.4
109.3 111.2 120.6 118.5
114.6 111.2 122.3 121.3 124.5 127.6
109.6 108.4 110.6 111.9 123.7 124.6 124.9 128.9
____ ____
See footnotes at end of table.




Health and reci eation
Reading
Med- PerTotal Private Public Total ical sonal re andaere
care care
99.8
98.9
100.4
99.2
100.5
103.6
102.3
103.6
104.1
104.4
106.2
105.0
105.8
106.9
107.0
108.7
107.7
108.6
108.5
110.2
111.6
110.6
111.2
111.8
112.8

99.7
98.8
100.3
98.9
100.3
103.5
102.1
103.5
104.0
104.4
106.2
104.9
105.8
107.0
107.1
109.0
107.8
108.8
108.7
110.6
112.1
110.9
111.6
112.3
113.4

101.9
100.0
102.4
102.5
102.5
104.7
104.6
104.6
104.9
104.9
106.3
106.3
106.3
106.3
106.3
106.4
106.3
106.4
106.4
106.5
106.4
106.5
106.5
106.6
106.1

101.4
100.1
100.6
101.9
102.8
105.0
103.2
105.1
105.4
106.3
108.8
107.3
108.3
109.3
110.2
112.4
111.1
111.8
112.2
114.4
117.6
116.0
116.3
118.4
119.9

101.5
100.5
100.7
101.4
103.5
104.1
103.4
103.5
104.0
105.2
109.7
106.3
108.5
111.1
112.8
116.6
114.6
115.8
117.2
119.0
121.2
120.0
120.1
121.6
123.1

101.2
99.9
100.0
102.3
102.9
103.6
101.9
104.1
103.9
104.2
106.8
105.5
107.0
107.4
107.2
109.5
108.2
109.1
110.2
110.7
112.9
110.9
112.5
113.8
113.8

102.0
99.6
101.3
103.1
103.6
105.3
105.7
105.6
104.2
106.0
106.2
107.1
105.4
105.6
106.9
108.4
107.3
108.1
106.5
111.5
115.7
114.1
114.1
116.0
119.1

Other
goods
and
serv100.5
100.2
99.9
100.9
100.9
106.6
100.6
106.8
109.4
109.3
112.0
110.0
112.4
112.6
113.1
114.1
113.4
113.4
114.7
114.7
118.7
116.6
117.1
120.3
121.0

Date
1964: Average
February
May
August
November
1965: Average
February
May
August
November
1966: Average
February
May
August
November
1967: Average
February
August
November
1968: Average
August

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Table C. Consumer Price Index, Major Groups and Subgroups, by Quarter, 1964-68—Continued
C IN C IN N A T I, OHIO

All
items

Date
1964: Average------March--------June----------September ---December ----1965: Average------March ---------June----------September ---December-----1966: Average ------March--------June
September---December ----1967: Average------March---------June----------September ---December ----1968: Average
March---------June----------September ---December -----

106.3
105.6
106.1
107.0
106.9
107.2
106.8
107.5
107.1
107.9
110.3
109.1
110.2
111.7
111.2
113.5
111.6
113.1
114.7
116.0
118.9
117.1
118.6
120.3
121.1

Total
104.5
103.4
105.1
106.2
104.9
106.2
104.3
108.1
106.6
107.8
111.8
110.9
111.6
113.4
111.7
112.5
111.4
113.7
112.4
112.3
116.3
113.7
116.3
117.6
118.4

Total
103.0
101.8
103.7
104.9
103.3
104.7
102.5
107.0
104.9
106.3
110.2
109.7
110.0
111.8
109.1
109.4
108.4
110.9
108.9
108.7
112.7
109.9
112.7
114.1
115.0

(1957-59=100)
Food
Food at home
Cereals Meats,
Fruits
and poultry, Dairy
and
bakery
and products vege­
products fish
tables
108.0
108.1
109.0
108.7
109.4
108.7
109.3
109.5
108.0
109.5
112.2
109.0
111.1
113.8
116.6
114.0
115.4
115.1
112.5
112.0
113.5
111.2
112.2
113.6
115.7

99.1
98.4
97.7
IOj .1
100.0
106.0
100.3
107.8
111.3
111.7
115.1
116.9
115.6
116.2
110.9
111.8
111.3
114.4
112.7
110.2
113.6
111.9
112.5
115.6
114.4

100.3
99.7
100.5
100.8
100. 7
100.2
100.3
100.1
98.4
100.7
108.3
105.1
107.9
114.0
113.1
113.1
113.4
112.7
114.1
112.6
115.3
112.2
115.9
117.1
118.8

114.7
111.2
122.1
114.4
113.8
113.5
111.7
123.9
106.2
110.5
117.6
116.4
118.6
116.9
111.7
115.2
111.2
118.7
111.5
116.4
124.8
120.1
128.8
123.5
126.9

Housing
Shelter

Other
food
at
home

Food
away
from
home

Total

Total

Rent

Homeowner­
ship 1/

98.4
97.3
96.9
101.2
98.5
97.0
96.4
95.7
97.7
97.8
98.1
97.8
96.5
99.5
98.4
96.8
95.7
96.7
96.8
96.5
100.1
97.2
98.4
103.1
103.6

113.6
113.3
113.1
113.9
114.3
115.5
114.7
115.4
116.2
116.9
121.5
119.1
121.2
123.5
125.8
128.9
127.5
128.8
130.6
130.9
134.5
133.0
135.0
136.0
136.4

103.6
103.6
103.4
103.8
103.8
103.1
104.0
102.8
102.3
103.1
105.1
103.4
105.1
106.7
106.2
108.7
106.8
108.1
110.1
111.7
113.9
112.0
113.7
115.1
116.2

101.9
101.7
101.8
102.3
102.2
101.5
102.6
101.3
100.5
101.5
104.4
102.4
104.5
106.4
105.4
108.8
106.3
108.0
110.4
112.9
115.0
112.7
114.6
116.6
117.7

102.7
102.5
103.0
102.5
102.9
103.2
103.2
103.1
103.4
103.1
103.7
103.2
103.7
104.1
104.1
104.2
103.9
104.0
104.5
104.7
104.8
104.7
104.8
104.9
104.9

101.6
101.4
101.3
102.1
101.9
100.7
102.4
100.3
99.0
100.8
104.7
102.0
104.9
107.6
105.9
110.9
107.3
109.9
113.2
116.9
119.9
116.5
119.3
122.1
123.8

See footnotes at end of table.

Table C. Consumer Price Index, Major Groups and Subgroups, by Quarter, 1964-68—Continued
C LE V E LA N D , OHIO

Date

All
items

Total

Total

1964: Average-------February------May-------------August--------November------1965: Average-------February------May-------------August —-------November------1966: Average-------February ------May---------August --------November ------1967: Average -------February ------May-------------August --------November ------1968: Average-------February ------May-------------August --------November -------

105.2
105.2
104.5
105.2
105.9
106.9
106.0
106.8
107.1
107.8
109.7
108.1
109.7
110.2
110.9
112.9
111.5
111.8
113.2
114.7
119.6
117.8
119.1
120.0
121.8

102.1
102.1
101.0
102.5
102.2
104.8
102.2
103.1
106.6
106.7
110.9
109.8
110.0
113.1
111.8
111.4
110.0
109.9
113.0
112.5
116.7
114.2
115.8
118.7
118.6

100.6
100.7
99.4
101.0
100.4
103.3
100.4
101.5
105.3
105.1
109.4
108.6
108.4
111.9
110.0
109.0
107.7
107.4
110.8
110.0
114.0
111.8
113.1
115.8
115.5

See footnotes at end of table.




(1957-59=100)
Food
Food at home
Fruits
Cereals Meats,
and
and poultry, Dairy
and products vege­
bakery
tables
products fish
106.7
106.4
106.1
106.8
106.5
106.8
106.1
106.2
107.5
107.6
111.3
108.4
110.2
113.1
114.5
112.4
114.8
112.1
109.8
112.6
113.5
111.7
112.0
114.1
116.0

97.7
97.7
95.9
98.2
98.0
104.5
97.5
99.0
110.2
108.7
114.3
116.0
114.1
114.3
111.8
111.3
111.1
108.7
112.8
112.3
115.3
112.2
114.1
117.9
117.2

95.2
97.2
92.7
95.9
96.4
97.1
97.6
95.4
96.5
100.1
107.3
100.9
103.7
113.9
113.7
113.5
108.5
110.9
116.1
116.4
120.2
119.8
119.2
120.4
120.9

110.0
109.1
110.8
110.9
106.9
111.1
109.5
114.4
111.1
108.7
114.0
114.5
115.2
119.2
112.5
113.7
108.4
113.4
118.6
115.4
124.6
122.8
126.8
128.4
122.8

Other
food
at
home

Food
away
from
home

97.7
97.9
96.6
98.0
98.1
97.6
96.3
97.1
98.4
98.9
99.1
98.8
97.4
100.8
100.4
97.5
97.4
96.4
99.4
97.0
100.9
98.4
98.7
101.8
104.0

110.8
110.2
110.5
110.6
112.1
113.8
112.7
112.7
114.1
115.6
119.1
116.1
119.0
119.7
121.9
124.9
123.0
124.1
125.4
127.0
132.7
128.1
131.9
135.6
136.3

Housing
Shelter
Total
102.1
102.5
100.9
102.1
103.1
103.2
102.8
103.5
102.7
103.7
104.8
102.7
105.1
104.7
106.2
108.6
108.2
108.2
108.6
109.1
115.5
114.4
115.5
115.2
117.5

Total

Rent

Homeowner­
ship 1/

101.0
101.5
99.2
101.2
102.5
101.4
101.0
101.7
100.9
102.1
103.4
101.0
103.8
103.3
105.0
108.0
107.7
107.5
108.0
108.2
116.5
115.0
116.3
116.2
118.9

101.1
101.1
101.2
101.2
101.0
101.0
100.9
100.9
101.1
101.1
101.6
101.7
101.4
101.7
101.8
102.8
102.1
102.6
102.9
103.4
104.5
103.7
104.4
104.8
105.0

100.9
101.5
98.7
101.1
102.7
101.4
100.9
101.8
100.8
102.2
103.6
100.8
104.2
103.4
105.5
108.8
108.6
108.3
108.8
109.0
118.6
117.0
118.5
118.2
121.4

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Table C. Consumer Price Index, Major Groups and Subgroups, by Quarter, 1964-68—Continued
C IN C IN N A T I, O H IO — Continued

Hous ing—Continued
Fuel and u tilities 2/
Gas
Fuel
and
oil elec­
Total
and triccoal
ity
106.8
107.6
105.7
106.4
107.3
105.4
106.9
104.5
104.9
105.1
104.3
103.1
104.3
104.6
104.9
105.0
105.1
104.8
105.2
105.1
106.2
105.8
105.8
106.5
106.8

104.6 110.4
108.4 110.6
99.1 110.5
103.3 110.2
107.7 110.1
103.4 107.9
107.7 109.5
95.8 107.1
102.3 107.3
107.0 107.3
104.7 106.8
107.9 106.7
98.9 106.7
102.7 107.0
109.5 106.9
108.1 107.1
110.4 107.0
102.0 107.0
108.5 107.1
113.2 107.2
112.3 108.6
112.3 108.3
107.8 108.1
112.1 109.0
118.8 109.0

Household
furn­
ishings
and
opera­
tion
103.0
103.2
103.0
103.4
102.9
102.7
102.8
102.7
102.5
102.8
104.4
103.4
103.9
105.5
105.9
107.7
106.3
107.2
108.9
109.4
112.3
110.7
112.6
113.2
114.4

______
Transportat2ion

_____*£]Darel and upkeep 3/
Total

Men's Women's Foot­
and
and
boys' girls' wear

106.0
105.5
105.8
107.0
105.8
106.7
106.0
106.2
107.7
107.7
110.7
109.0
110.5
112.4
112.5
114.9
113.5
113.3
116.7
111.7
123.0
119.7
121.0
127.3
127.4

107.5
107.2
106.9
108.7
107.8
108.3
107.5
107.4
109.5
109.4
112.8
111.1
112.7
114.3
115.0
117.9
116.2
116.3
120.2
120.6
126.3
121.5
125.5
130.7
131.0

99.4
99.0
99.1
101.0
98.2
99. a

99.1
99.1
101.1
100.5
103.0
101.1
102.6
105.1
104.3
107.4
106.3
105.1
109.8
110.5
114.9
112.1
112.1
119.8
118.4

1 1 3.3

112.7
113.4
113.5
113.6
115.4
113.7
114.4
116.8
118.0
124.5
121.3
124.7
127.2
128.1
130.0
128.1
128.8
131.5
133.5
141.3
138.6
137.3
146.4
147.4

Med­
Total Private Public Total ical
care
110.3
110.1
110.2
110.6
110.4
110.5
109.8
110.3
110.9
111.4
112.4
111.2
112.5
113.5
113.0
114.8
112.3
114.1
115.9
119.0
120.6
119.8
121.3
121.4
120.3

109.1
108.9
109.1
109.6
109.3
109.1
108.6
108.9
109.2
109. 7
110.4
109.5
110.8
111.1
110.6
112.2
109.7
111.7
113.7
115.2
116.8
116.1
117.7
117.8
115.9

117.8
117.8
117.8
117.8
117.8
120.9
117.8
120.0
123.8
124.0
127.9
124.1
124.7
132.8
132.9
136.0
133.0
133.0
133.0
151.0
152.5
151.0
151.8
151.8
157.7

111.9
110.8
111.2
112.6
114.5
114.8
114.8
114.9
114.5
115.1
117.2
116.4
117.0
118.0
118.7
122.8
120.1
121.4
125.6
126.7
129.6
129.1
128.9
130.2
132.2

118.7
117.6
117.8
117.9
124.2
12b.2
125.1
126.2
126.7
128.0
131.9
130.2
131.8
132.9
135.2
141.2
140.1
140.5
142.7
144.8
152.0
151.0
151.6
153.2
155.6

Read­
Per­
ing
sonal and
care recrea­
tion

Other
goods
and
serv­
ices

Date

106.6
106.7
106.4
106.8
106.8
106.5
107.1
107.4
104.9
106.4
106.9
106.9
106.8
106.6
107.8
111.2
108.0
112.0
113.0
113.5
114.1
113.0
113.5
113.9
117.5

105.6
105.6
105.2
105.9
105.8
106.1
105.9
106.3
106.2
106.1
108.0
107.4
108.3
108.8
108.3
113.6
108.3
110.0
119.8
120.2
120.6
120.7
120.0
120.8
121.4

1964: Average
March
June
September
December
1965: Average
March
June
September
December
1966: Average
March
June
September
December
1967: Average
March
June
September
December
1968: Average
March
June
September
December

114.2
111.3
113.2
116.8
117.3
116.2
117.3
116.1
115.2
115.9
117.2
116.6
116.1
118.4
118.8
119.9
119.5
119.6
119.9
121.4
124.7
124.1
123.2
125.5
128.0

See footnotes at end of table.

Table C. Consumer Price Index, Major Groups and Subgroups, by Quarter, 1964-68—Continued
C L E V E L A N D , O HIO— Continued

Housing—Continued
Fuel and u tilities 2/
Gas
Fuel
and
oil elec­
Total
and triccoal
ity
110.1
109,4
109.5
109.5
109.6
115.7
115.7
115.6
115.6
115.6
115.1
113.5
115.6
115.6
115.6
115.4
115.6
115.2
115.2
115.4
114.9
115.4
115.4
114.3
114.5

$

*H
1
*

108.3
107.4
107.4
107.4
107.4
117.0
116.9
116.9
116.9
116.9
116.9
116.8
117.0
116.9
116.9
116.6
117.0
116.4
116.4
116.4
115.6
116.3
116.3
114.7
115.0

Household
furnand
opera­
tion
99.9
100.3
100.4
99.1
99.8
100.4
100.1
100.8
99.8
100.8
101.8
100.9
101.7
101.5
102.9
105.1
103.9
104.3
105.0
106.8
110.5
109.7
110.5
110.0
112.0

Apparel and upkeep 3/

Health and recreation
ReadMen's Women's FootMed- Pering
and wear Total Private Public Total ical sonal and
Total and
care care recrea­
boys' girls'
tion
104.3
104.1
104.6
103.9
104.5
105.2
104.3
106.0
104.7
105.8
108.4
106.3
108.8
108.5
109.9
111.8
110.0
111.4
110.8
114.8
118.6
116.5
117.6
119.1
121.3

See footnotes at end of table.




(1957-59=100)
Transportation

106.2
104.9
106.5
106.3
107.0
109.0
107.5
108.4
108.7
111.4
111.7
110.8
111.2
111.1
113.5
116.4
113.8
115.0
116.0
120.6
123.8
121.2
122.4
124.2
127.5

98.9
99.4
99.6
98.0
98.6
98.9
98.2
101.0
98.1
98.1
101.4
99.3
102.9
102.1
101.5
103.6
101.4
104.0
102.0
106.7
110.5
108.4
110.2
110.8
112.7

114.2
114.2
114.1
114.2
114.2
114.9
114.2
114.3
114.6
116.2
121.3
117.7
120.9
121.0
125.8
127.4
126.2
126.4
127.0
129.8
133.6
132.8
132.6
134.2
135.0

109.9
109.3
109.5
109.7
110.9
111.6
111.3
112.1
111.2
111.9
112.6
111.1
112.9
112.6
113.6
116.1
113.8
114.5
116.4
119.6
121.7
120.4
120.8
121.9
124.1

107.7
107.1
107.3
107.5
108.8
109.3
109.2
110.1
108.7
109.5
110.3
108.6
110.7
110.3
111.4
113.1
111.4
112.2
112.5
116.1
118.2
117.0
117.4
118.5
119.9

122.1
122.1
122.1
122.1
122.1
124.0
122.3
122.3
125.7
125.9
125.9
125.8
125.9
125.9
125.9
134.2
126.9
127.7
140.9
141.6
144.6
141.6
142.1
143.6
151.6

113.1
112.7
112.8
112.8
114.0
115.4
114.7
115.5
115.5
116.1
117.6
116.6
117.1
117.7
118.8
122.0
119.4
120.3
122.2
125.9
130.7
128.3
130.1
130.8
133.6

128.7
127.7
128.4
128.5
129.8
132.5
132.0
132.6
132.7
132.9
135.4
134.0
134.5
135.1
138.1
143.7
139.5
143.5
145.0
146.6
155.7
150.9
153.7
155.3
163.0

103.9
103.9
103.6
103.2
104.8
106.9
105.3
106.6
107.5
107.9
109.1
109.4
108.8
109.0
109.3
112.2
110.2
110.2
113.3
115.0
116.4
115.3
114.3
117.4
118.5

108.1
107.9
107.8
107.8
108.9
109.2
109.2
109.5
108.6
109.6
110.7
109.7
110.4
110.6
112.1
113.2
112.6
111.9
113.5
114.6
119.1
117.6
119.4
119.0
120.8

Other
goods
and
serv­
ices

Date

108.5
108.1
108.3
108.2
109.3
110.5
109.2
110.4
110.9
111.4
112.5
111.5
112.3
113.6
112.8
116.3
112.8
112.9
114.9
124.5
127.0
125.4
127.5
127.6
127.6

1964: Average
February
May
August
November
1965: Average
February
May
August
November
1966: Average
February
May
August
November
1967: Average
February
May
August
November
1968: Average
February
May
August
November

50
Ta b le

C.

Consumer

P rice

Index,

M ajor

Groups

an d

Subgroups,

by

Q u a rte r,

1 9 64-68— C o n tin u ed

DALLAS, TEXAS
(N o vem ber

1963*100)
Food

Food
A ll
Date

at

C ereals

item s

To ta l

p o u ltry ,

S h e lte r

M eats,

and

To ta l

Housing
ho me

bakery
products

Other

F ru its
D a iry

and
fish

and

products

food

vege­

at

tables

home

Food
away
from

Ho me-

To ta l
To ta l

Rent

home

1/

ow ner­
ship

10 0.1

100.5

1 00.3

10 0.8

9 9 .0

9 9 .0

104.0

100.0

101.0

9 9 .6

100.0

100.1

--------

9 9 .7

100.1

9 9 .9

9 9 .6

9 8 .1

9 8 .8

102.9

100.8

10 0.8

9 9 .9

100.3

100.1

M a y -----------------------

1 00.3

9 9 .5

9 9 .7

9 6 .7

9 8 .7

104.4

9 8 .6

101.0

9 9 .6

100.0

100.3

9 9 .8

A v e r a g e -----------

1964:

February

9 9 .9
100.4

A u g u s t --------------

100.9

9 9 .9

9 9 .6

9 8 .5

107.0

100.0

101.0

9 9 .5

100.0

9 9 .9

100.0

N o v e m b e r --------

1 00.7

101.3

1 01.2

103.6

100.8

9 9 .6

102.7

100.4

101.7

9 9 .3

9 9 .6

1 00.3

9 9 .3

Average

-----------

10 1.4

103.9

1 03.9

103.8

107.1

100.0

105.6

101.0

103.7

9 9 .4

100.2

9 9 .8

100.3

--------

100.0

10 1.4

101.3

103.7

1 01.2

9 9 .8

102.7

100.1

102.1

9 9 .5

100.0

1 00.1

100.0

M a y — -------------------

101.1

102.8

102.7

103.2

102.4

9 8 .5

11 1.3

9 9 .4

10 3.0

9 9 .1

9 9 .8

1 00.1

9 9 .4

A u g u s t --------------

1 01.7

105.5

1 05.9

102.3

1 11.9

101.1

108.3

101.1

104.1

9 9 .0

100.0

9 9 .3

100.1

N o v e m b e r -----------

1965:

9 9 .9

9 9 .1
100.8

1 02.7

105.5

105.5

105.9

111.6

101.2

101.5

10 2.8

105.4

100.0

1 0 1.0

9 9 .5

101.7

1 12.3

February

1966:

February

--------

110.0

11 0.4

107.2

116.2

108.9

10 4.8

108.6

10 1.8

1 0 3.7

9 9 .8

105.6

103.4

108.6

109.2

1 05.6

117.8

104.5

107.8

10 3.8

106.4

100.2

101.6

9 9 .6

102.7

1 04.6

A v e r a g e ----------May

109.4

1 0 9.8

1 07.0

116.6

1 09.0

110.8

102.9

107.7

10 1.1

102.7

9 9 .5

1 05.0

104.2

August

105.6

111.6

112.1

107.8

11 6.8

1 17.9

111.3

106.2

109.5

10 2.3

104.7

1 00.1

107.0

N o v e m b e r --------

106.5

111.0

111.0

1 08.0

113.9

119.5

107.6

106.7

111.2

103.6

1 0 5.7

1 00.0

108.5

A v e r a g e -----------

10 8.1

1 09.7

108.5

107.5

111.3

1 18.0

106.6

102.3

114.2

106.1

1 0 9.2

101.3

112.9

F e b r u a r y --------

107.0

109.8

109.2

10 8.1

111.5

119.2

105.8

104.1

112.1

104.5

106.9

100.6

109.9

M a y -----------------------

107.5

108.4

107.0

107.9

10 8.3

117.9

104.7

101.1

113.6

105.6

108.7

101.0

112.3

A u g u s t -----------------

1967 :

108.9

110.8

109.6

106.8

112.5

116.7

111.0

10 2.8

115.4

10 6.8

110.0

118.9

10 6.8

100.6

116.2

10 7.4

11 1.0

1 01.5
102.1

115.3

1 20.9

114.2

N o v e m b e r --------

109.1

A v e r a g e -----------

110.0

10 8.3

107.5

111.6

109.0

111.5

1 13.7

104.5

121.5

111.5

114.9

110.3

111.4

10 9.8

102.3

11 2.1

119.1

114.9

102.6

117.8

108.6

11 2.3

102.8

117.0

112.7

1 13.6

111.7

110.4

11 2.8

1 21.5

118.9

101.4

121.0

110.5

1 1 3.2

1 03.4

117.8

A u g u s t --------------

113.7

114.4

11 2.4

109.8

11 4.8

112.2

115.9

1 14.9

112.2

110.6

114.5

113.1
110.4

122.4

115.4

1 21.9
121.4

1 05.4

N o v e m b e r --------

See

113.0

F e b r u a r y -------M a y -----------------------

1968:

106.7

125.3

114.4

118.1

104.3
1 05.2

121.5
124.4

footnotes

at

end

of

11 3.4

103.9

114.1

120.3

ta b le .

Ta b le

C.

Consumer

P rice

In d ex ,

M ajo r

Groups

and

Subgroups,

by

Q u a rte r,

1964 -6 8 — C on tin u ed

H O N O L U L U , HAWAII
(D ecem ber
—
Food
C ereals

A ll
Date

an d

Total

Item s

To ta l

bakery
products

r a
at

M eats,
p o u ltry ,
an d
fish

1 9 63-100)

—

H o using
S h e lte r

ho me
F ru its
D airy
products

and
vege­
tables

Other
fo od
at
home

A v e r a g e --------------

100.2

100.7

100.7

100.9

100.2

9 9 .4

102.7

M a r c h --------------------

1964:

1 00.5
9 9 .6

100.5
100.3

100.6

100.7
1 02.1

100.6

9 9 .1

103.1

9 9 .1

100.0

9 9 .4

1 0 1.3

100.2

1 00.7

100.6

100.9

9 9 .3

102.9

101.0

1 01.8

101.9

100.5

9 9 .4
101.2

9 9 .0
101.3

9 9 .6

105.9

101.8

102.8
103.0

J u n e ----------------------S e p t e m b e r -------D e c e m b e r -----------

102.8

101.5

J u n e ----------------------S e p t e m b e r -------D e c e m b e r -----------

1 0 1.4
102.1

102.3
102.7
102.6

10 3.7

A v e r a g e --------------

104.9

M a r c h --------------------

1966:

102.0

M a r c h --------------------

1965:

104.1

A v e r a g e --------------

100.3

100.6

Food
away

Home-

Total

from
ho me

To tal

Rent

ow ner­
s h i p 1/

100.6
100.2

100.6

100.5

100.6

100.4

1 0 1.5

1 0 2.3

100.1

103.9

100.4

9 9 .4

101.1
101.6

1 0 0.5
101.2

9 8 .6
1 00.2

100.6
100.9
101.2

101.4

1 01.4

9 7 .1
9 9 .7

101.9

104.3

9 9 .4
100.6

105.6
109.3

100.5
102.0

102.9
102.1

102.5
101.5

103.7
1 01.8

102.4

1 01.5
102.2
1 02.0

1 0 1.8

102.6
102.3

104.4
106.2

9 9 .7
9 8 .2

10 7.4
9 8 .9

9 7 .3
10 1.4

102.9
103.4

101.9
102.8

102.9
104.3

101.3
103.4

1 0 4.5
102.1
103.7
104.8

105.1

105.4

1 03.8

108.2

9 8 .8

110.1

101.5

104.2

1 0 5.3

107.8

103.7

110.6

106.3

106.4

105.0

111.7

101.5

105.9

102.1

105.8

107.2

110.7

114.8

105.5

105.6

103.2

111.1

9 9 .8

106.1

101.2

105.0

105.9

109.3

105.0
104.9

105.7

1 0 6.2

1 0 9.3

104.6

112.6

1 05.9

108.6

112.6

105.4

117.7
1 19.3

101.4

112.4

J u n e -----------------------

105.6

105.5

103.2

111.2

10 1.1

104.8

1 05.5

106.8

107.0

107.6

112.4

103.3

104.1

101.0
102.2

D e c e m b e r -----------

1 06.5

1 07.4

10 7.4

108.5

110.8

103.6

105.9

104.5

107.2

1 0 9.5

1 1 3.7

105.6

A v e r a g e --------------

1 07.8

108.3

108.1

103.3

109.3

111.2

116.0

106.9

122.3

107.5

107.3

111.0
110.9

106.7

1 06.6

1 09.3
108.2

107.6

M a r c h --------------------

107.5

104.2

109.5

1 1 3.6

106.0

118.9

1 07.5

1 07.9

107.5

1 03.1

111.0

107.2

106.5

103.0
10 2.1

103.3

J u n e -----------------------

1967:

10 4.4

S e p t e m b e r --------

109.2

110.8

1 15.2

106.3

121.0
123.6

S e p t e m b e r --------

1968:

103.4

109.2

108.8

1 09.1

111.9

107.3

108.9

104.1

1 10.3

109.7

109.6

109.3

112.5

111.1

109.3

109.1

103.6

110.5

112.0
1 14.2

1 17.0

D e c e m b e r -----------

120.3

107.4
108.2

A v e r a g e --------------

111.9

112.2

111.7

1 11.8

112.8

117.1

104.8

113.8

1 16.2

1 2 2.7

110.4

131.1

M a r c h --------------------

111.7

108.9

103.3

112.9
113.9

1 2 0.5

112.4

119.7
116.5

114.7

1 10.7

112.7
113.1

10 3.2

111.8

111.3
111.2

1 11.9

J u n e -----------------------

1 10.8
1 11.5

112.5
110.9

115.6

12 2.0

110.1

128.6
130.2

S e p t e m b e r --------

112.8

1 12.3

112.2

1 1 2.5

113.8

113.2

114.0

106.8

114.5

117.9

111.4

133.3

D e c e m b e r -----------

11 3.9

113.9

113.1

112.4

113.8

113.4

118.7

106.9

116.6

118.4

125.4

112.7

134.3

See

fo otnote s




at

end

of

table

128.7

51
Ta b le

C.

Consumer

P rice

Index,

M ajor

Groups

an d

Subgroups,

by

Q u a rte r,

1964-68— Continued

D A L L A S , TE X AS -C on tin ued

(Novem ber
Apparel

H o usin g— Con tin u ed
Fuel

and

u tilitie s

e le c ­

and

tric ­

coal

ity
9 9 .5

upkeep

17-----

1963*100)

Tran sp orta tion

H e a lth

an d

re cre a tio n
Re ad­

fu rn­

and

o il

and

Househ o ld

Gas

Fuel
To ta l

2/

M en’ s

ish in g s

To tal

and

W om en's

and
boys *

an d
g irls '

Med­

Foot­

P rivate

Total

wear

P u blic

To tal

P er­

ica l
care

sonal
care

opera­

Other

in g

goods
and

and
re cre a ­
tio n

D ate

serv­
ices

tio n

9 8 .9

9 8 .7

9 9 .5

9 9 .3

9 9 .6

9 8 .2

9 9 .3

9 9 .1

101.3

101.7

103.3

100.4

9 9 .4

9 8 .8

9 9 .2

100.3

9 9 .6

9 7 .6

9 7 .4

100.0

100.6

101.1

9 9 .6

100.6

9 8 .9

9 9 .3
9 8 .8

1 00.0

9 9 .5

9 9 .7

9 9 .6

9 9 .6

9 8 .6

101.2

1 01.3

100.0

101.9

1 01.5

101.0

103.8

100.5
100.4

M ay

9 9 .4

9 8 .7

9 8 .3

9 8 .9

9 9 .0

9 8 .6

9 7 .0

9 7 .3

9 6 .9

102.6

1 0 1.9

101.7

10 0.4

103.9

100.4

Augus t

101.5

100.7

9 9 .5

9 8 .9

9 8 .4

9 9 .7

9 9 .4

100.2

9 7 .8

101.4

10 1.3

102.4

10 2.3

101.5

1 01.5

104.9

9 7 .8

9 8 .1

9 9 .1

9 9 .3

9 8 .6

9 7 .9

100.3

1 00.1

102.9

10 4.1

103.5

103.4

105.2

10 4.1

Average
February

100.5

9 8 .6

1964:

November
1965:

Average

9 9 .0

9 8 .5

9 8 .5

9 8 .8

9 8 .6

9 8 .3

9 6 .8

9 5 .7

9 5 .2

102.8

10 3.0

102.7

1 02.4

105.2

100.6

February

9 8 .6

9 7 .8

9 7 .9

9 9 .1

9 8 .3

9 9 .6

9 6 .2

101.2

1 01.0

102.9

10 3.7

103.4

103.5

105.4

101.7

May

9 8 .2

9 7 .2

9 7 .3

9 8 .3

9 8 .2

9 7 .5

10 4.0

10 3.4

102.2

103.8

106.8

August

9 8 .7

100.0

101.7

9 8 .7

101.7
102.2

103.0

9 7 .7

9 8 .3
100.0

101.6

9 8 .5

102.2

103.1

10 5.8

104.4

l p 5 .6

106.4

107.5

November

rH

9 7 .6

9 9 .9

102.5

10 4.8

100.0

102.1

103.1

108.0

109.4

106.2

107.3

108.4

9 9 .0

100.3

103.1

9 8 .6

9 9 .9

102.5
100.6

102.5

I

9 7 .8

100.5

10 3.1

10 6.8

106.7

1 06.4

106.7

107.5

February

9 8 .5

9 7 .7

9 9 .3

102.2

1 04.2

9 9 .8

102.3

102.5

1 02.5

103.1

10 7.8

109.0

105.9

106.9

108.6

May

9 8 .3

o

9 7 .5

9 9 .4

102.1

1 04.4

9 8 .8

10 2.8

10 2.8

1 02.9

10 3.1

10 8.3

110.2

105.4

107.4

108.6

Augus t

9 8 .5

9 7 .8

10 1.9

105.2

107.7

102.6

103.1

103.9

104.0

10 3.1

10 9.1

11 1.4

1 06.9

108.0

10 8.8

9 8 .4

9 8 .1

104.0

106.8

10 8.4

105.7

10 5.6

105.6

1 05.7

11 2.2

117.1

1 07.6

110.2

110.4

9 8 .0
9 6 .8

1966:

Average

November
Average

9 8 .3

9 7 .8

103.2

105.7

1 07.5

103.5

10 4.1

103.4

103.5

105.5
103.2

111.3

115.8

108.1

108.7

109.7

February

9 8 .4

9 7 .9

10 3.3

106.7

1 07.6

106.0

105.6

10 5.0

105.2

10 3.4

111.6

116.2

106.8

11 0.8

May

9 8 .4

9 7 .9

104.7

10 7.1

1 08.7

106.6

106.2

107.4

1 07.5

107.4

11 2.4

117.3

1 07.5

110.3

108.9
111.1

9 8 .3

9 8 .3

104.9

107.4

1 09.6

10 6.8

106.2

106.5

1 06.5

107.4

113.7

119.5

1 08.2

111.0

111.9

112.1

10 9.3

124.2

10 2.3

1967:

Augus t
November

9 9 .4

109.2

11 1.8

109.0

113.9

117.5

115.1

112.7

9 8 .8

10 6.5

112.9
108.9

116.4

9 8 .6

112.0

1 0 7.1

109.0

10 6.8

106.3

11 3.8

115.0

122.1

1 08.9

111.7

112.6

February

10 4.0

9 9 .3

108.8

112.9

1 14.9

11 3.1

11 1.8

10 9.4

109.1

114.1

117.2

124.1

1 13.1

114.5

112.7

M ay

10 3.8

9 9 .1

109.3

113.7

117.3

112.9

112.7

11 0.3

110.0

11 4.1

117.7

124.2

1 13.2

11 5.8

11 2.8

August

104.6

100.3

112.4

116.0

1 21.7

114.0

114.9

110.9

1 10.6

114.5

12 0.0

126.2

118.3

118.5

11 2.8

November

See

fo o tn o te s

at

end

of

113.4

1968:

Average

ta b le.

Ta b le

C.

Consumer

P rice

Index,

M ajor

Groups

and S u b g r o u p s ,

by

Q u a rte r,

1964 -6 8 — C ontinu ed

H O N O LU LU , H A W A II—Continued

(December 1963-100)
H o using— C ontinued
Fuel

an d

u tilitie s

o il
an d

tric ­
ity

ish in g s

M en's

and

Tran sp orta tion

H e a lth

an d

re cre a tio n

an d
g irls '

Footwear

Other
Med-

Total

P rivate

P u blic

To tal

P er-

ica l
care

sonal
care

in g
and

goods
and

recrea­

serv­

tio n

101.1

100.0

100.6
1 00.6
1 02.1

10 0.0

101.8

10 1.9

101.2
101.7

1 02.1

9 9 .3

9 9 .9
100.0
9 9 .9

100.7

101.5
1 0 2.5

9 9 .4

9 9 .9

100.8

1 02.0

9 9 .4

9 9 .9

101.5

9 9 .4
9 9 .4

17-----

opera­

101.4
1 01.7

9 9 .9

Women’ s

and
boys'

To ta l

101.1

100.1

1 00.0
100.0

100.0
9 9 .9

upkeep

Date

ice s

tio n

100.0

100.0
100.0

and

Read-

fu rn -

e le c ­

coal

Apparel
Househ o ld

Gas

Fuel
To ta l

2/

1 00.4
100.6
100.7

101.7
100.2

100.7

9 8 .2

9 9 .1

9 3 .7

100.5

101.7

100.2

1 0 0.3
100.9

9 8 .9
9 7 .2

100.0
9 0 .5

100.3
10 0.4

101.3
1 01.5

100.1
100.1

10 1.1

9 7 .3

9 8 .6
9 8 .5
9 8 .7

9 0 .5

100.7

102.1

100.8

9 8 .9

1 00.6

9 0 .5

10 1.0

102.6

101.1
9 9 .4

9 8 .1
9 8 .6

9 9 .7
1 0 0.3

9 0 .5
9 0 .5

104.5
103.9
104.3

101.3
1 02.1

9 7 .6

102.8
102.0
102.1

101.5

100.9
100.7

100.8

100.3
10 3.4

9 9 .1

104.2

100.4
100.7

100.7

100.8

104.3
102.5
104.6

9 9 .9

105.0

1 02.7

100.5

105.5

100.6

107.5

9 9 .8
9 9 .5

9 9 .6
100.6

9 7 .8

9 9 .1
9 9 .3

9 0 .5

101.1
101.6

9 0 .5

103.9

105.1

9 8 .1

9 9 .7

9 0 .5

104.3

105.7

100.5
102.2

103.4
102.3
103.2

9 8 .4
9 7 .6
9 8 .2

9 9 .8

9 1 .7

105.5

107.8

1 06.9
109.7

9 9 .1
9 9 .5

9 0 .5
9 2 .3

105.1
105.2

106.3
107.3

100.2
100.1
9 9 .9
100.2

9 9 .9
9 9 .7
9 9 .9
9 9 .6

100.7

104.6
101.7
101.7

Average
M arch
June
September

1965

Average
M arch

100.4

100.7
1 0 0.7

19 64

December

June

108.6

100.4

1 03.3

101.2

103.8
102.3

101.4
100.9

110.3
10 9.9

100.8
102.4

Septem ber
December

109.6

9 8 .6

i—i

9 9 .7

102.0

9 7 .1
9 9 .2

2
■H

9 9 .9
9 9 .9

101.1
101.4

1 03.8
103.1
104.2

9 8 .9

9 9 .4

102.7

104.1

1 02.1

106.8

104.4

9 8 .3

9 9 .5

9 2 .3

105.6

10 8.4

1 03.5

9 8 .9

9 9 .4

103.3

104.1

101.1

10 7.4

104.7

100.3

102.0

9 2 .3

106.9

11 0.9

104.1

100.3

9 9 .4

103.8

1 05.8

10 1.4

110.1

106.8

100.7

102.5

9 2 .3

108.4

11 4.4

104.1

100.6

9 9 .4

102.7

10 4.4

101.0

107.5

106.3

100.0

101.6

9 2 .3

107.2

112.1

100.6

9 9 .4

103.8

105.7

100.9

109.9

107.6

100.3

102.0

108.4

11 4.4

109.1

11 5.9

109.8

117.3

1966

June
September
De ce m b er

110.6

Z

100.6

9 9 .4

104.3

106.9

1 01.5

112.5

107.5

100.5

102.3

9 2 .3
9 2 .3

100.4

9 9 .4

104.7

107.2

1 03.0

112.3

106.3

103.1

105.3

9 2 .3

Average
March

110.5
110.4

1967

Average

11 1.2

104.3

1 0 3.5
1 02.2

103.9

103.8

11 0.9

104.0

1 03.9

111.8

June
Septem ber

104.3

104.8

112.0

December

106.3

114.6

M arch

110.6

1968

Average

100.4

9 9 .4

106.6

109.8

105.4

114.1

110.3

10 4.4

106.9

9 2 .3

112.2

12 1.2

105.5

10 0.4

9 9 .4

106.0

108.3

1 04.5

1 11.6

108.7

104.3

106.8

9 2 .3

110.5

118.8

103.1

1 05.2

113.2

March

113.8

Ju n e

10 0.4

9 9 .4

108.8

1 03.7

112.7

110.7

104.1

111.6

1 06.7

1 16.5

112.0

10 3.9

9 2 .3

112.0
113.5

10 6.4

9 9 .4

106.6
10 6.4

120.8

100.3
100.3

10 5.9
10 7.2

1 06.1

122.9

106.1

1 07.2

116.1

September

9 9 .4

108.5

112.3

108.4

11 7.2

111.8

106.2

10 9.1

9 2 .3

114.4

124.5

10 7.2

107.8

116.9

December

See

fo otnote s

at

end

of

table




9 2 .3

52
Ta b le

C.

Consumer

P rice

Index,

M a jo r Groups

and

Subgroups,

by

Q u a rte r,

1964*68— C o n tin u e d

HOUSTON, TEX AS

* ^ i * ....
■

(1 9 5 7 -5 9 -1 0 0 )
Food
Food
A ll

D ate

at

C ereals

item s

To ta l

p o u ltry ,
and
fish

S h e lte r

M eats,

an d

To ta l

bakery
products

Housing

home
F ru its
D a iry

and

away

fo o d

vege­

products

Food

Other
at
home

tables

from
ho me

To tal

Rent

ow ner­
s h i p 1/

107.2
107.2

105.7

1 03.1
1 03.0

108.0
1 0 6.9

9 5 .6
9 5 .7

102.5
1 0 3.8

113.8

105.5

111.3

103.0

117.5
116.5

1 05.6
106.0

101.5
102.2

100.1
9 9 .8

103.3

1 06.9

104.6

101.7

106.7

9 4 .3

101.4

112.3

100.1

117.5

105.5

101.3

1 0 0.4

1 0 1.7

A u g u s t -----------------

1 07.3

105.8

103.2

106.7

9 5 .4

101.3

117.4

101.1

117.5

1 05.4

101.3

1 0 0.2

101.8

N o v e m b e r -----------

107.3

106.1

103.4

110.5

9 5 .7

103.5

112.3

1 0 1.9

118.2

1 05.4

101.3

100.1

1 0 1.9

A v e r a g e --------------

108.5

109.2

107.0

112.5

102.2

1 02.0

119.4

1 05.2

101.4

9 9 .7

102.2

F e b r u a r y -----------

1965:

A v e r a g e -------------F e b r u a r y ----------M a y --------------------------

1964:

107.4

106.9

104.2

9 6 .4
9 4 .7

1 03.1

114.7

102.3

1 1 8.8

105.6

102.7

1 0 0.0

101.8

118.8

1 05.3

101. 7
101.2

9 9 .5

119.9

9 9 .3

102.1

104.1

110.4

108.5

1 1 2.9

1 0 6.1

9 9 .9

122.0

102. 7

119.3

104.8

101.3

9 9 .6

102.0

109.0

113.4

106.5

102.8

116. 7

105.4

120.0

105.0

101.3

100.0

1 0 1.9

111.5

115.4

113.5

121.4

111.0

112.6

120.6

1 05.6

1 2 3.9

1 07.0

103.8

100.8

105.0

110.0

113.2

111.4

118.3

110.4

1 05.5

116.7

1 06.0

121.2

105.7

102.3

100.3

110.9

114.8

113.1

119.4

112.4

1 08.6

121.2

105.1

122.4

1 06.5

102.8

1 0 0.5

103.8

111.6

115.8

114.1

120.0

111.7

1 1 5.1

124.7

103.9

124.0

1 07.2

104.3

101.0

105.7

107.9

J u l y -----------------------

108.5
109.3

J a n u a r y -------------A p r i l -------------------J u l y -----------------------

103.2

111.0

A p r i l --------------------

A v e r a g e --------------

118.4

102.2

111.1
113.2

O c t o b e r -------------1966:

101.6

Home-

To ta l

106.8
•

1 03.2

O ctober

112.4

117.0

115.1

125.1

110.4

1 1 9.7

119.6

107.8

125.4

107.6

104.5

101.2

1 0 5.8

A v e r a g e -------------January

114.4

115.8

112.3

124.8

106.8

117.1

120.8

1 02.2

131.0

1 1 0.9

1 08.5

102.0

111.0

113.0

116.6

113.8

124.9

107.3

118.2

119.9

1 07.2

129.3

109.0

1 06.0

101.3

A p r i l --------------------

113.6

115.5

112.0

124.5

106.6

118.1

117.4

102.9

130.5

110.1

106.9

101.6

1 0 8.9

Ju ly

114.3

115.9

112.3

125.3

108.6

1 1 2.9

125.2

9 9 .1

131.5

110.9

108.9

102.2

111.5

October

1967:

115.6

116.1

112.5

124.8

107.1

119.0

120.9

101.7

131.6

111.9

110.3

102.5

1 1 3.3

104.2

119.0

107.8

A v e r a g e --------------

119.3

119.7

11 6.0

126.1

109.8

120.5

129.5

105.0

136.0

J a n u a r y --------------

116.7

116.7

11 3.2

125.4

106.1

116.0

128.4

102.4

132.1

1 16.7
114.0

112.0

103.0

115.4

A p r i l --------------------

11 8.0

118.0

114.4

125.6

108.4

116.2

129.6

103.4

1 33.6

115.1

1 12.5

103.7

1 1 5.9

J u l y -----------------------

119.3

119.9

116.2

126.7

111.2

119.6

131.3

103.4

136.2

117.1

116.0

104.5

120.3

O c t o b e r --------------

1968:

1 15.0

121.1

122.3

118.1

125.9

110.3

1 2 7.9

127.6

110.1

140.5

118.1

116.6

105.0

1 2 0.9

See

fo otnote s

at

end

of

ta b le.

Ta b le

C.

Consumer

P rice

In d e x , M ajor

Groups

and

Subgroups,

by

Q u a rte r,

1 9 64-68— C on tin u ed

K AN S AS C IT Y , MISSOURI
(1 9 5 7 -5 9 = 1 0 0 )
Food
Food
A ll
Date

item s

at

C ereals
To ta l

To ta l

M eats,

and

p o u ltry ,
and
fish

bakery
products

Housing

ho me

S h e lte r
F ru its

D a iry
products

Other

and
vege­

Food

fo od

tables

away
from
ho me

at
home

To ta l

HomeTo tal

Rent

ow ner­
s h i p 1/

---------------------------

109.8

107.2

1 06.6

110.8

9 8 .2

105.9

109.7

9 7 .6

111.4

104.8
104.4

109.8
109.4

107.0

106.6
107.2

104.4
1 04.1

108.6

10 9.0

106.5

1 05.0
1 05.7

109.0
108.6

11 6.9

108.5

A p r i l -------------------J u l y -----------------------

1964:

110.1

9 7 .5

107.5

116.8

103.4

109.7

107.6

106.7

104.7

107.6

110.1
110.7

108.2

107.7

106.9

9 9 .6

107.5

12 6.2

1 04.1

113.3

100.6

110.3

11 4.9

110.0
109.7

1 0 6.0

1 07.8

104.0
106.5

107.2

103.2

1 0 R .0

106.6

104.5

106.9
107.6

113.3
11 1.4

111.3

1 10.8
108.2

11 3.2
113.3

106.2

113.6

9 9 .7

1 08.7

112.6

100.3

112.3
112.2

118.7
117.5
12 1.1

112.5

A verage
January

October
1965:

--------------

A verage

--------------

J a n u a r y -------------A p r i l --------------------

1 0 5.3
106.1

113.1
1 1 0.7

1 0 8.5
107.9

10c . 2
106.8

104.7
1 0 4.5

107.9

111.8

108.9

108.0

104.8

109.4

12 5.9

112.6

109.0

108.4

104.7

109.9

115.1

107.2

114.3

109.1

108.8

1 04.8

116.9

116.7

108.8

115.9

109.1

108.8

104.6

110.5
11 0.6

120.2

108.8
109.3

J u n e -----------------------

11 3.9

111.6

--------

114.3

112.6

11 1.4
112.2

112.9

106.8
111.2

112.3

September

1966:

1 15.3

-----------

114.6

11 4.4

114.1

114.9

11 3.4

118.6

11 7.4

Average

107.6

105.0
1 0 4.4

112.1

December

1 0 7.5

109.7

--------------

116.3

117.2

116.5

119.5

107.8

119.8

1 10.2

110.8

105.1

113.3

--------------------

115.3

116.7

116.5

116.6

120.8

117.5

117.5

107.2

117.9

109.0

109.5

J u n e -----------------------

116.5

116.9

116.2

118.0

117.8

118.0

123.8

104.8

119.7

110.3

110.9

105.0
1 05.2

113.3

September

--------

117.1

119.0

118.3

121.4

11 9.2

1 21.8

121.7

109.0

121.6

1 10.8

105.2

114.7

1 05.4

11 5.1

117.1

March

1 1 1.5

-----------

117.3

117.8

116.3

122.3

113.0

123.7

116.6

110.4

123.2

111.3

111.9
112.2

A v e r a g e -------------M a r c h --------------------

118.7

115.7

113.0
116.6

106.0
105.8

1 12.9

114.2

111.3

123.7
122.7

125.9

114.4

12 2.3
122.1

113.8

117.9

11 7.9
11 6.6

124.3

1 1 2.3

113.7

106.0
105.7

J u n e -----------------------

117.4

117.8

115.8

122.0

115.0

1 22.8

119.7

104.3

125.4

1 12.3

Septem ber

120.1
12 0.2

118.5

116.3

122.0

116.5

122.9

116.8

10 6.2

126.8

1 13.6

113.4
115.2

106.0
1 06.2

119.0

119.5

116.8

122.4

11 3.2

1 26.3

121.8

107.0

1 2 9.5

114.3

115.7

1 0 6.5

119.5

128.8

127.3

December
1967:

December
1968:

------------------

123.5
121.7

122.7
121.6

120.0

123.8

117.6

132.6

1 17.1

--------------------

117.1

128.7

127.0

106.0

130.9

12 4.1

12 2.9

119.0
12 0.2

122.9

J u n e -----------------------

123.5

117.9

1 27.3

131.9

107.0

132.8

1 15.8
1 17.1

111.9
112.4

133.5
135.2

118.5
118.6

A verage
March

--------------

Septem ber
December

See

--------

124.4

12 3.9

12 1.2

124.4

119.6

1 30.5

123.8

-----------

125.5

12 4.4

121.3

12 5.4

118.5

130.7

124.9

fo o tn o te s

at




end

of

ta b le.

108.7

'

107.2

117.6
116.4

118.7
1 1 7.3

106.7

121.6

1 1 8.7

107.0

123.5

120.3

107.4
108.2

124.5

119.8

123.4

125.6

53
Ta b le

C.

Consumer

P rice

In d ex ,

M ajo r

G roups

and

Subgroups,

by

Q u arter,

1 9 64-68— C o ntinu ed

H OUSTON, T E X A S — Continued

H o usin g— Con tin u ed
Fuel

and

u tilitie s

e le c ­

and

tr ic -

coal

and

(1 9 5 7 -5 9 = 1 0 0 1
Tran sp orta tion

upkeep 3 7

H e a lth

an d

re cre a tio n
Re ad­

fu rn ­

and

o il

________ * E ] j a r e l
Househ o ld

Gas

Fuel
To ta l

2/

ity

M en's

is h in g s

To ta l

and

Women' s

and
boys'

and
g irls ’

P rivate

Pu blic

Total

P er­

in g

ica l

sonal

and

goods
and

care

To ta l

Other

Med­

Foot­
wear

care

re crea­

serv­

opera­

tio n

D ate

ices

tio n

119.5
1 19.2

133.0

108.2

106.7

107.6

104.4

110.9

108.1

105.9

113.8

114.8

108.0

1 32.5

108.8

107.4

107.1

107.4

111.1

1 07.0

105.7

115.1

111.8

1 1 2.3

113.4

114.0

108.1

February

1 19.8

133.5

108.6

1 06.4

108.4

103.8

111.3

108.5

106.1

124.3

112.0

113.1

113.9

113.8

1 0 7.9

M ay

11 9.6

133.2

107.7

1 06.5

107.2

111.7
109.7

108.2

105. 7

124.3

113.0

1 13.4

114.0

116.7

1 0 7.9

108.8

106.4

124.3

112.3

113.5

1 1 3.9

114.3

107.9

111.5

1 07.6

104.6

128.0

116.0

116.1

117.0

118.2

112.8

1 19.4

1 33.0

108.0

1 06.6

107.9

103.3
1 0 3.7

1 17.8

130.1

107.7

1 0 6.9

106.3

105.2

1 19.3

122.0

112.3

113.1

1964:

Average

November

132.7

107.7

105.3

104.7

103.5

106.8

1 06.2

103.4

124.3

114.1

1 1 4.7

115.4

118.0

108.5

Average
February

1 19.2

132.7

107.8

1 07.2

105.6

106.2

111.2

1 07.4

104.6

124.3

115.2

1 1 5.9

116.6

119.8

108.7

A p ril

116.5

127.7

107.7

106.7

106.1

104.8

111.6

107.0

104.2

124.3

116.4

116.3

115.5

117.6

115.8

Ju ly

116.5

127.7

107.6

1 08.0

108.1

106.1

113.6

108.9

105.6

135.4

117.4

117.0

119.2

118.0

1 1 5.9

October

<
u

116.7

128.9

1 0 9.9

1 08.6

107.4

105.6

1965:

121.7

109.7

106.5

135.5

118.8

119.5

120.8

118.0

117.2

132.7

107.8

1 07.4

105.6

104.8

116.9

1 0 8.7

105.4

135.4

117.7

117.4

120.1

117.9

116.2

January

119.4

<
—t

133.1

108.8

108.4

107.3

10 5.6

119.0

1 0 8.9

1 0 5.7

135.5

1 18.1

1 1 7.8

120.8

117.6

117.3

A p ril

1 15.1

to

124.7

110.3

108.7

1 0 7.7

105.4

122.9

110.1

1 0 6.9

135.5

118.4

118.6

120.5

118.0

117.0

Ju ly

124.7

111.2

109.9

108.4

107.5

124.9

110.2

107.0

135.5

119.9

122.0

1 2 1.1

118.5

117.7

October

117.1

1 15.1

<

1 16.5

o
5S

1966:

Average

127.9

114.2

1 10.5

109.7

106.3

126.5

113.4

1 2 2.9

126.9

1 1 8.9

112.1

107.9

107.8

101.5

126.1

111.2

135.4

121.0

124.4

124.7
122.2

120.3

129.8

109.9
108.0

143.5

117.8

118.5

118.1

Average
January

118.0

130.6

114.0

109.7

109.7

1 0 4.7

126.1

109.0

144.4

1 2 1.9

125.8

123.2

119.6

117.9

A p ril

109.2

144.6

123.1

126.7

125.5

120.3

119.3

Ju ly

112.1

144.8

124.1

128.5

1 2 5.9

121.5

119.6

October

115.3

125.6

114.1

1 09.8

109.8

10 5.0

125.4

112.5
112.8

115.3

125.5

1 15.1

112.9

110.3

11 1.6

127.2

1 15.6

113.8

119.6

1967:

134.1

1 20.7

116.7

1 1 6.1

134.4

116.7

112.9

119.2

133.3

1 16.9

112.7

111.5

109.2

129.2

115.5

111.7

150.2

125.6

131.2

127.7

122.6

119.7

January

119.2

133.3

119.8

1 1 4.9

115.6

111.3

132.3

1 16.4

112.7

150.3

127.3

131.7

1 3 0.9

125.3

120.8

A p ril

117.1
118.9

129.5
132.8

121.1

1 1 5.9

116.1

112.0

133.7

1 16.6

112.9

150.4

127.7

133.1

131.7

1 24.4

1 2 0.9

Ju ly

122.4

120.4

118.0

119.8

138.3

117.2

1 1 3.5

150.5

130.0

136.2

134.0

127.7

121.3

October

S ee

footnotes

at

end

of

128.1

152.1

133.8

131.6

125.4

120.8

1968:

Average

ta b le.

Ta b le

C.

Consumer P r i c e

Index,

M ajor

Groups

and

Subgroups,

by

Q uarter,

1 9 64-68— C on tin u ed

K AN S AS C IT Y , M ISSO U RI— Continued

Apparel

H o using— Con tin u ed
Fuel

an d

u tilitie s
Fuel
o il

To ta l

and
coal

2/

an d

upkeep

it

(1 9 5 7 -5 9 = 1 0 0 )
Tran sp orta tion

H e a lth

an d

re cre a tio n

HouseRead­

Other

Med­

P er­

in g

ica l

sonal
care

and

goods
and

re cre a ­

serv­

h o ld

Gas

M en 's

e le c ­
tric ity

is h in g s

To ta l

and

Women' s

and

an d

boys'

fu rn­

and

g irls '

Foot­
wear

To ta l

P rivate

Pu blic

Total

care

tio n

opera­

113.1

115.6

103.4

107.7

110.4

9 9 .6

114.6

108.6

1 0 5.5

1 25.4

119.0

121.0

11 0.8
114.0

116.9
112.3
112.3

10 9.4
115.3
117.6

102.0
103.1

106.5
107.0

109.1
110.2

9 8 .7
9 7 .7

114.8
115.3

108.1
108.0

104.9
104.8

125.4
1 25.4

115.6
116.3

103.1

111.3

124.7

111.0

107.9

1 0 5.8
104.7

125.4

104.9

113.4
1 1 4.7

108.9

117.5

9 7 .4
104.4

114.5
114.4

112.3

107.0
109.8

1 1 6.3
116.7
120.2

1 25.4

121.0

124.5

116.9

1 04.3

110.0

113.1

104.1

115.9

116.0

113.8

1 25.6

123.1

126.8

114.7

ices

tio n

114.7

115.3
115.3

D ate

114.6

121.5

115.6

115.2

114.0
115.9
116.2

114.3

119.4
118.7
120.9
124.2

114.2

127.4

117.8

1964:

Average
Ja n u a ry
A p ril
Ju ly
October

115.8
1965:

Average

11 5.2

1 1 7.5

1 04.1

107.8

109.6

9 9 .9

115.1

112.5

110.1

125.4

122.1

124.7

114.8

127.5

115.9

January

115.3

117.9
117.2

1 04.7

112.0
112.2

9 9 .8

115.5

113.4
118.4

115.5
115.2

1 26.9
128.4

A p ril
June

108.1

115.7

125.8

128.2

113.3

127.3

118.8

Septem ber

114.9

1 07.8

118.7

117.8
117.1

1 2 2.5
123.5
123.6

1 2 5.6
126.3

115.8

114.7
115.7

125.4
125.8

116.6

103.9

111.1
116.3
114.9

125.7

123.6

129.2

112.0

126.9

119.0

December

126.7

126.4

128.9

120.0

125.5
126.6

134.1
133.1

115.1

1 2 5.7

114.1

1 3 4.3

116.0

127.9
128.7

119.5
120.2

M arch
June

126.8
128.0

135.0
136.1

115.9
115.8

128.8
131.7

120.4

September
December

116.2

113.6

104.4
104.1

116.1

11 4.9
11 4.2
11 4.2

10 7.9
109.6
112.1

104.4

112.3

115.1
114.2

1 07.5
105.2

12 1.4

1 1 8.5

116.3

108.2

119.5
1 22.2

117.2
1 1 9.3

115.1
11 7.2

113.7

115.1
115.6

108.5

1 22.4

118.8

116.6

125.9
126.4

113.7

115.6

108.1

122.8

119.4

117.1

130.6

128.5

119.1

116.0

103.9

112.1

rH

111.3

Id

116.0
11 6.4

103.4

114.3

103.8

113.3

112.9

114.0

•
H

115.7

103.8

114.0

>

115.7

104.8

1966:

1 20.4

143.8

105.3

114.4

114.9

108.7

126.8

1 2 0.0

117.6

130.7

130.1

142.6

114.8

132.6

120.6

106.0

115.4

11 5.9

110.0

1 27.5

115.3

112.8

131.1

130.5

1 4 3.5

114.7

132.9

120.8

113.6

115.2
116.2

107.0
108.3

120.1
120.2

120.7
1 2 1.3

117.7
116.6

1 30.0
132.9

121.8
1 1 9.5

119.6
117.1

131.2

1 3 2.7

132.4

1 25.3

Septem ber

133.4

146.3
1 46.2

117.4

131.6

117.4

133.1

127.5

December

137.1

115.6
ss

113.8

106.4

117.0

117.7

112.5

116.8

131.1

115.9

1967

Average

131.2

115.3
115.7

113.8

123.0

Average

113.9

113.7

1 3 2.6

118.3

M arch
June

117.3

1 1 0.5

153.2

120.7

136.2

128.4

116.2

1 14.9

109.2

121.8

121.6

119.4

134.1

120.3

117.9

131.6

135.0

1 51.8

116.4

1 3 3.5

127.4

117.4

117.0

110.4

124.6

125.3

122.6

135.2

126.1

123.1

149.0

136.6

1 53.4

121.5

1 3 4.0

128.2

June

122.o
124.2

1 3 y .3

128.8

September

140.4

130.2

De ce m b er

116.9

1 2 5.7

125.7

124.2

137.1

1 22.1

119.2

1 4 3.3

117.9

118.7

111.6

129.5

129.3

1 2 y.4

140.3

1 20.2

117.0

146.9

138.6

1 34.2

119.5

120.5

112.1

130.1

129.0

129.6

141./

123.0

119.8

150.3

140.5

lob . /

See

fo otnote s

at

end

of

table




1968

Average
March

54
Ta b le

C.

Consumer

P rice

Index,

M ajor

Groups

an d

Subgroups,

by

Q u a rte r,

1 9 64-68— C o n tin u ed

M ILW AU K E E, WISCONSIN
(1 9 5 7 -5 9 = 1 0 0 )
Food
Food
A ll
Date

item s

C ereals

p o u ltry,
and

bakery
products

A v e r a g e --------------------

106.0

105.0

Housing

home

S h e lte r

M eats,

and

To ta l
To ta l

1964:

at

F ru its
D airy
products

fish

Other

and

fo od

vege­

at
home

tables

Food
away
from

To ta l

Ho meTo ta l

Rent

ho me

ow ner­
s h i p 1/

9 8 .0

1 1 2.1

102.4

112.4

104.0

101.6

1 0 1.8

1 0 2.1

104.3

103.2

101.7

100.5
9 9 .4

107.3

105.2

103.9

9 6 .5

9 8 .7

109.5
1 1 6.2

101.3
1 0 1.9

1 1 1.9

102.7
103.7

9 9 .7

104.9

106.8
108.2

111.7

105.6

101.0

101.5
1 0 1.6

1 0 1.5

A u g u s t -----------------------

106.3

105.6

104.5

9 5 .8

101.9

108.2

114.0

102.8

112.8

104.2

1 0 1.9

1 0 2.1

1 0 2.7

N o v e m b e r -----------------

106.8

104.9

103.6

9 7 .4

101.7

105.7

108.5

103.8

113.2

105.6

103.8

101.8

1 0 5.8

A v e r a g e --------------------

1965:

103.8

F e b r u a r y ----------------M a y --------------------------------

108.2

107.7

106.8

9 9 .7

107.4

1 0 8.1

113.2

103.7

114.0

10 6.3

104.9

1 0 2.7

9 8 .7

1 0 6.2

F e b r u a r y -----------------

105.5

104.4

100.4

102.5

106.7

111.3

101.9

112.7

104.7

102.2

102.3

103.0

108.2

106.2

105.2

9 9 .7

102.6

106.8

116.8

102.2

112.7

106.3

1 0 4.9

1 0 2.5

1 0 6.6

A u g u s t -----------------------

108.9

1 09.6

108.9

9 9 .1

112.8

108.9

114.5

103.9

115.0

107.5

1 06.9

1 0 2.8

108.4

N o v e m b e r -----------------

108.7

109.3

108.5

9 9 .8

111.0

1 1 0.1

109.7

106.3

115.2

106.8

105.6

1 0 3.2

106.6

A v e r a g e --------------------

1966:

107.0

M a y --------------------------------

110.6

113.9

113.1

1 05.3

115.9

118.1

106.7

1 2 0.6

107.0

1 0 6.1

104.3

1 0 6.9

1 0 5.1

105.9

F e b r u a r y -----------------

1 1 2.6

112.1

100.5

118.3

111.1

1 0 7.1

116.9

106.2

M a y --------------------------------

1 10.1

1 1 3.5

112.5

1 04.0

118.6

105.6

120.4

106.8

105.8

103.5
104.0

111.5

1 16.2

115.5

1 07.4

1 1 5.9
116.4

115.0

A u g u s t -----------------------

1 2 1.1

123.5

108.6

1 2 1.7

107.3

106.7

104.4

1 0 7.6

N o v e m b e r ----------------1967:

109.5

116.5
115.6

111.6

1 14.3

112.8

108.7

112.0

1 2 5.5

111.6

106.9

123.3

107.8

106.9

105.2

107.6
110.4

A verage

1 0 6.6

1 12.9

114.5

112.5

1 2 2.1

1 0 9.2

105.4

1 11.4

112.8

110.7

109.8

110.9

117.8

1 1 4.1

102.7

1 2 4.7

107.9

1 0 6.9

1 0 4.9

1 12.2

113.5

1 11.4

109.7

109.6

121.2

118.4

102.2

125.3

108.6

107.7

105.2

108.5

August

-----------------------

113.6

116.5

1 1 5.1

110.6

117.0

1 2 0.6

122.6

1 0 5.1

125.4

110.3

1 1 0.4

105.5

1 1 2.1

N o v e m b e r -----------------

1 14.5

114.7

112.7

109.4

112.1

1 2 5.1

116.2

103.3

126.4

111.2

111.6

106.0

1 1 3.6

Average

1 16.8

118.2

116.4

109.9

115.4

128.2

127.3

105.7

129.5

113.9

115.0

107.5

117.5

February

1968:

--------------------

F e b r u a r y ----------------M a y --------------------------------

115.0

116.2

125.5

111.6

112.7

109.9

117.4

103.6

125.5

109.5

1 0 7.6

1 14.2

106.9

113.1

1 2 7.8

111.8

106.7

115.9

1 1 7.2

1 15.3

1 1 4.1

125.9

1 1 3.1

1 1 3.9

107.2

116.2

1 17.4

1 1 9.8

118.1

11 7.3

129.7

129.8

102.1
107.1

128.3

August

106.9
109.9

125.2
132.3

1 03.8

M a y -----------------------------

130.2

114.8

116.4

107.7

11 9.3

November

118.7

119.5

1 17.4

110.8

116.4

131.3

122.7

1 08.0

131.7

1 16.0

117.7

108.5

120.7

See

fo otnote s

at

end

of

113.5

ta b le.

Ta b le

C.

Consumer P r i c e

Index,

M ajo r

Groups

and

Subgroups,

by

Q u a rte r,

1964 -6 8 — C on tin u ed

M IN N E A P O LIS —ST. P A U L, M IN N E S O TA

(1 9 5 7 -5 9 = 10 0 )
Food
Food

at

Date

C ereals
To ta l

To ta l

M eats,

an d
products

A ll
item s

p o u ltry ,
and
fish

bakery

Housing

ho me

S h e lte r
F ru its

D a iry
products

O ther

and
vege­

food
at

ta bles

home

Food
away
from
ho me

To ta l

HomeTo ta l

Rent

ow ner­
s h i p 1/

---------------------

108.0

10 4.6

102.9

103.6

9 7 .7

102.4

102.9

9 7 .8

10 7.4

1 00.9
1 01.7

111.3

104.0

106.0
105.7

110.7

107.5

110.5

106.4
10 5.8

108.7
108.2

108.0
107.6

-----------------

107.3

103.7

102.0

103.1

9 6 .0

105.3

110.9

9 9 .7

110.4

106.2

108.4

10 7.8

108.3
108.4

J u l y --------------------

1 0 8.1

105.9
106.7

12 1.1

9 9 .5
102.3

111.6

108.6

103.1
104.5

9 7 .2

-----------

105.7
105.2

104.2

October

1964:

10 6.2
10 7.1

108.4
109.4

10 8.1
108.5

108.5
109.5

A verage
Ja n u a ry

---------------------

109.5
108.7

10 7.1

105.7

10 6.1

104.0

106.3

112.0

102.5

107.2

110.6

105.7

10 4.1

106.7

9 8 .1

106.9

112.7

101.4

112.4

106.9

111.0
110.2

106.6
107.2

114.0
11 8.1

101.6
102.4

112.5

109.6

107.7

105.6

109.6

104.5

112.7
113.6

106.5
10 7.4

108.3

106.0
107.2

9 9 .4
10 7.4

109.9
109.4

108.6
108.2

10 7.4

111.0
111.5

108.7
10 9.1

111.9
114.0

A verage
Ja n u a ry
A p ril

1965:

103.2

9 9 .1

106.9

11 3.4
112.6

108.8

108.9

106.3

104.8

J u l y --------------------

109.7
1 1 0.1

108.9
108.2

10 7.8

O c t o b e r -------------Average

-----------

112.2

112.4

1 11.5

109.1

113.2

118.1

113.8

104.8

115.3

10 8.7

1 13.3

109.5

January

-----------

110.5

110.3

109.4

10 8.1

112.9

110.3

112.2

103.6

113.6

10 7.7

111.9

10 9.0

112.4

A p r i l ----------------J u l y --------------------

111.8

112.4

111.9

107.6

115.0

115.9

115.5

105.2

113.9

108.5

112.8

10 9.6

113.4

112.0

112.3

111.5

107.5

113.2

118.9

117.4

102.6

114.6

108.3

112.6

109.5

113.1

October

-----------

11 3.4

114.2

113.3

1 10.8

113.2

125.4

11 1.5

107.3

117.4

109.6

1 14.8

109.7

115.7

Average

-----------

113.0

110.5

10 8.2

Ja n u a ry

A p ril

1966:

1967:

-----------------

106.9

107.9

111.4

121.0

113.5

119.4

-----------

113.4

113.0

111.1

1 09.3

109.6

120.1

112.6

106.3

12 1.1

110.3

115.6

110.9
110.2

116.6

-----------------

114.2

112.2

109.3

108.6

119.6

11 3.3

122.0

111.0

116.2

110.6

117.2

109.1

110.7

118.6

12 0.0

102.7
10 0.8

122.3

113.4

119.7

11 0.8

121.3

105.6

110.2

120.5

114.2

103.7

127.0

116.8

123.3

111.5

125.4

115.9

10 9.8

11 9.8

11 4.8

103.0

124.1

J u l y --------------------

11 5.6

11 3.1

1 09.9
1 11.0

October

-----------

118.4

11 3.4

110.4

A verage

-----------

121.2

117.3

11 4.4

109.5

112.0

124.5

122.5

10 6.8

130.8

119.7

126.5

114.1

128.7

Ja n u a ry

-----------

11 9.3

11 4.8

1 11.7

107.7

10 9.8

11 9.4

122.7

10 3.1

12 8.8

117.8

124.4

112.1

126.7

121.7

124.7

104.2

129.6

11 9.1

126.1

113.0

128.4

126.6

126.6

106.1

13 0.8

121.2

1 29.0

114.2

1 32.3

119.5

125.5

115.7

131.7
127.2

A p ril

1968:

-----------------

12 0.4

116.2

1 13.2

107.6

111.4

J u l y --------------------

12 1.8

118.1

115.3

109.2

112.4

A p ril

October

See

-----------

fo o tn o te s

at

12 2.0

end




of

119.1

ta b le.

116.2

111.9

113.7

12 7.4

118.0

112.1

55
T a b le C.

Consumer P r ic e In d e x , Major Groups and Su bgrou ps, by Q u a r te r ,

19 64-68 — Continued

MILW
AUKEE, WISCONSIN—Continued
H ousing— Continu ed
F u e l and u t i l i t i e s 2/
Househ old
Gas
F u el
fu rn ­
and
is h in g s
o il
e le c ­
T o ta l
and
and
tr ic ­
opera­
coal
ity
t io n

(1957-59= 10 0 )
T r a n sp o r ta tio n

A p pa rel and upkeep

T o tal

Men's
and
boys'

Women' s
and
g ir ls '

F o ot­
wear

T o tal

H ealth and r e c r e a t io n

P r iv a te P u b lic

T o tal

Med­
ic a l
ca re

P er­
so n a l
care

Read­
in g
and
recrea ­
t io n

Other
goods
and
serv­
ic e s

Date

11 0 .8
1 1 1 .1
1 10 .0
1 1 0 .1
1 1 1 .9

1 1 3 .2
1 1 4 .4
1 1 1 .0
1 1 1 .6
1 1 5 .8

1U4.U
10 5 .2
104.0
10 3 .4
10 3 .4

1UO.O
106.9
10 6 .9
10 6 .1
10 6 .5

10 4 .4
1 0 3 .1
10 4 .2
104.9
10 5 .4

iu o .0
10 7 .8
10 7 .8
108.2
108 .4

9 y .y
9 9 .3
99.0
100.3
1 0 1 .1

JL / .tf
U
10 6 .1
10 7 .8
10 7 .9
10 9 .5

1U /.2
10 6 .5
104.9
10 7 .8
109.2

10 6 .7
10 5.9
10 4 .1
10 7 .5
109.0

1 1 1 .2
1 1 1 .2
1 1 1 .2
1 1 1 .2
1 1 1 .2

110 .6
1 1 0 .3
110 .8
110 .6
1 1 0 .4

110 .8
1 1 0 .1
110 .6
1 1 1 .1
1 1 1 .2

1 1 2 .1
1 1 1 .8
1 1 2 .1
1 1 1 .7
1 1 2 .6

1 1 3 .6
1 1 3 .4
1 1 4 .8
1 1 3 .7
1 1 2 .5

106.9
10 7 .2
106.8
10 6 .7
106.8

. ,04

Average
February

1 1 1 .9
1 1 2 .3
1 1 2 .2
1 1 2 .2
1 1 1 .0

1 1 6 .4
1 1 6 .6
1 1 6 .6
1 1 6 .6
1 1 5 .9

10 2 ,9
10 3 .4
10 3 .2
10 3 .2
1 0 1 .9

106.6
10 6 .5
10 6 .5
106.0
1 0 7 .2

106.0
10 5 .2
106.8
10 6 .2
10 5.6

109.0
19 8 .6
108 .5
109.6
10 9 .4

10 2 .3
100.6
10 4 .3
10 3.0
1 0 1 .1

1 1 0 .2
10 9 .7
1 1 0 .1
109.9
11 0 .9

1 1 1 .0
1 1 0 .5
1 1 2 .2
1 1 0 .7
1 1 0 .7

1 1 1 .0
11 0 .5
1 1 2 .3
1 1 0 .7
1 1 0 .7

1 1 1 .2
1 1 1 .2
1 1 1 .2
1 1 1 .2
1 1 1 .2

1 1 1 .9
1 1 1 .7
1 1 2 .3
1 1 1 .5
1 1 2 .1

1 1 5 .1
1 1 4 .0
1 14 .8
1 1 5 .2
1 1 6 .5

1 1 3 .8
1 1 4 .1
1 1 5 .9
1 1 2 .7
1 1 2 .9

1 1 2 .1
1 1 3 .2
1 1 2 .7
110 .8
1 1 1 .8

10 8 .1
10 7 .2
10 8 .1
108.5
108 .5

iy65

A verage
February
May
Augus t
November

1 1 0 .5
10 9 .3
11 0 .9
11 0 .9
1 1 0 .9

1 1 5 .9
1 1 5 .9
1 1 5 .9
1 1 5 .9
1 1 5 .9

1 0 1 .9
1 0 1 .9
1 0 1 .9
1 0 1 .9
1 0 1 .9

10 7 .3
10 7 .2
106.8
10 6 .7
108 .4

10 7 .6
10 6 .2
106.9
108.0
10 9 .2

1 1 0 .2
108 .9
108 .9
1 1 0 .7
1 1 2 .1

10 3 .4
10 2 .4
10 3.0
10 3 .7
10 4 .5

1 1 5 .9
1 1 2 .0
1 1 5 .4
1 1 7 .1
1 1 8 .7

1 1 1 .7
1 1 1 .1
1 1 0 .2
1 1 2 .9
1 1 2 .7

1 1 1 .8
1 1 1 .2
1 1 0 .2
1 1 3 .1
1 1 2 .9

1 1 1 .2
1 1 1 .2
1 1 1 .2
1 1 1 .2
1 1 1 .2

1 1 4 .7
1 1 3 .0
1 1 4 .6
1 1 4 .9
1 1 6 .4

1 2 1 .4
1 1 7 .7
1 19 .8
1 2 2 .1
12 5 .9

1 1 5 .4
1 1 2 .4
1 1 5 .4
1 1 6 .6
1 1 7 .3

1 1 3 .2
1 1 2 .7
1 1 3 .8
1 1 2 .3
1 1 4 .2

1 10 .5
10 9 .7
1 1 0 .7
110 .8
110 .8

1966

A verage
Febru ary
May
A ugust
November

1 1 0 .9
11 0 .9
1 1 0 .9
1 1 1 .0
1 1 1 .0

1 1 6 .2
1 1 5 .9
1 1 5 .9
1 1 6 .6
1 1 6 .6

1 0 1 .9
1 0 1 .9
1 0 1 .9
1 0 1 .9
1 0 1 .9

10 9 .7
1 0 9 .1
10 9 .7
109.8
11 0 .3

1 1 1 .6
1 1 0 .3
1 1 2 .0
1 1 1 .3
1 1 2 .9

1 1 2 .1
1 1 1 .2
1 1 1 .1
1 1 2 .1
1 1 3 .9

108 .5
10 5 .7
1 1 0 .3
10 7 .8
11 0 .6

1 2 2 .4
1 2 1 .7
12 2.0
12 3 .3
12 2 .6

1 1 3 .3
1 1 1 .8
1 1 2 .5
11 3 .0
1 1 6 .0

1 1 3 .0
1 1 1 .9
1 1 2 .7
1 1 2 .0
1 1 5 .2

1 1 9 .5
1 1 1 .2
1 1 1 .2
1 2 7 .4
12 7 .9

1 1 8 .5
1 1 7 .1
1 1 7 .8
1 1 8 .5
120 .5

130 .9
1 2 7 .6
12 8 .5
1 3 1 .9
13 5 .6

1 1 9 .9
1 1 6 .9
1 1 9 .9
1 2 1 .3
1 2 1 .6

1 1 4 .7
1 1 5 .0
1 14 .8
1 1 3 .2
116 .0

1 1 1 .9
1 1 1 .1
1 1 1 .5
1 1 2 .2
1 1 2 .7

1967

A verage
Febru ary
May
Augus t
November

1 1 1 .4
1 1 1 .3
1 1 1 .3
1 1 1 .3
1 1 1 .7

1 1 8 .9
1 1 8 .4
1 1 8 .4
1 1 8 .4
1 2 1 .4

1 0 1 .9
1 0 1 .9
1 0 1 .9
10 1.9
1 0 1 .9

1 1 2 .8
1 1 1 .5
1 1 2 .1
1 1 3 .0
1 1 4 .5

1 1 6 .3
1 1 3 .3
1 1 6 .4
1 1 6 .8
1 1 8 .6

1 1 8 .9
1 1 5 .5
1 1 7 .9
12 0 .3
1 2 2 .1

1 1 1 .7
10 8 .7
1 1 2 .9
1 1 1 .9
1 1 2 .8

12 8 .5
12 6.8
12 8 .3
1 2 7 .8
130 .8

1 1 4 .6
1 1 5 .8
1 1 3 .1
1 1 3 .4
1 1 5 .7

1 1 3 .6
1 1 4 .8
1 1 1 .9
1 1 2 .2
1 1 4 .7

130 .0
130.0
130 .0
130 .0
13 0 .1

12 2 .9
12 0 .9
1 2 1 .8
12 3 .2
12 5 .5

13 8 .4
13 5 .9
1 3 6 .1
13 8 .7
14 2 .8

12 4 .2
1 2 1 .3
12 2 .5
12 5 .3
1 2 7 .4

1 1 9 .3
1 1 6 .3
1 1 8 .7
1 19 .8
12 2 .6

1 1 3 .8
1 1 3 .6
133 .6
1 1 3 .7
1 1 4 .2

1968

Average
Febru ary
May
Augus t
November

November

See fo o tn o te s a t end o f t a b le .

T a b le C.

H ousing— Continu ed
HouseF u el and u t i l i t i e s 2/
h o ld
Gas
fu rn ­
F u el
and
i s h in g s
o il
e le c ­
T o ta l
and
and
tr ic ­
opera­
co al
ity
t io n

Consumer P r ic e In d e x , Major Groups and Su bgrou ps, by Q u a r te r , 19 64-68 — Continued

MINNEAPOLIS— PAUL, MINNESOTA—Continued
ST.

A p p a rel and upkeep

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( 1 9 5 7 -5 9 -10 0 )
T r a n sp o r ta t ion

T o ta l

Men's
and
boys'

Women's
and
g ir ls '

F o ot­
wear

T o tal

P r iv a t e P u b lic

H ea lth and r e c r e a t io n

T o tal

Med­
ic a l
ca re

Per­
so n a l
ca re

Read­
in g
and
recrea­
t io n

Other
goods
and
serv­
ic e s

Date

1 0 2 .7
10 3 .5
1 0 2 .7
1 0 1 .5
10 3 .2

1 0 2 .5
10 2 .8
10 2 .8
9 9 .3
10 4 .5

1 0 1 .8
10 3 .6
1 0 1 .6
1 0 1 .4
1 0 1 .6

10 2 .4
1 0 0 .1
10 2 .8
10 2 .9
10 3 .3

10 3 .6
10 2 .0
10 3 .0
10 3 .0
10 5 .6

10 8 .5
10 6 .0
10 8 .2
10 8 .5
1 1 0 .1

9 7 .7
9 5 .7
9 7 .1
9 6 .7
1 0 0 .7

108.6
10 9 .2
10 7 .0
10 6 .6
1 1 0 .8

10 9 .2
1 1 0 .6
1 0 7 .1
1 0 9 .1
1 1 0 .2

1 0 7 .5
1 0 9 .1
1 0 5 .1
1 0 7 .3
108 .6

1 2 1 .9
1 2 1 .9
1 2 1 .9
1 2 1 .9
1 2 1 .9

1 1 6 .5
1 1 6 .0
1 1 6 .5
1 1 6 .7
1 1 6 .5

1 3 1 .7
13 0 .5
13 2 .2
13 2 .0
1 3 1 .8

1 0 7 .2
1 0 7 .7
1 0 7 .5
1 0 7 .5
10 6 .9

1 1 3 .3
1 1 2 .7
1 1 2 .7
1 1 3 .5
1 1 3 .3

10 6 .7
10 6 .6
10 6 .7
10 6 .7
10 6 .8

1964:

A verage
January
A p r il
J u ly
O ctob er

10 2 .4
10 2 .9
10 2 .0
1 0 2 .5
10 2 .8

10 2 .4
10 4 .9
10 4 .9
98.0
10 4 .9

100.0
10 0 .6
9 9 .3
10 0 .3
10 0 .4

1 0 1 .0
1 0 1 .1
1 0 1 .2
10 0 .8
1 0 1 .2

1 0 5 .7
10 4 .4
1 0 5 .5
10 4 .9
1 0 7 .4

1 1 1 .5
10 9 .5
1 1 1 .8
1 1 1 .3
1 1 2 .1

9 9 .3
9 7 .5
9 8 .3
9 7 .7
10 3 .0

1 1 3 .3
1 1 2 .1
1 1 2 .8
1 1 3 .0
1 1 4 .4

1 1 1 .2
1 1 0 .2
1 1 0 .6
1 1 1 .2
1 1 2 .1

10 9 .5
10 8 .5
10 8 .9
10 9 .6
1 1 0 .5

1 2 1 .9
1 2 1 .9
1 2 1 .9
1 2 1 .9
1 2 1 .9

1 1 7 .2
1 1 7 .3
1 1 7 .8
1 1 6 .8
1 1 7 .0

13 2 .5
1 3 1 .9
13 2 .5
13 2 .2
1 3 2 .9

1 0 5 .3
10 6 .9
1 0 7 .8
10 3 .6
10 3 .7

1 1 5 .6
1 1 5 .7
1 1 6 .3
1 1 5 .4
1 1 5 .2

10 6 .9
10 6 .8
10 7 .0
10 6 .8
10 7 .0

1965:

Average
January
A p r il
J u ly
O ctob er

1 0 1 .0
10 0 .8
1 0 1 .2
1 0 1 .2
1 0 1 .3

10 2 .6
10 4 .9
10 4 .9
98.0
10 4 .9

9 8 .1
9 9 .6
9 7 .9
9 8 .1
9 7 .5

1 0 1 .1
10 0 .6
1 0 1 .4
1 0 1 .1
1 0 1 .1

10 8 .6
1 0 6 .7
1 0 7 .4
10 8 .7
1 1 0 .7

1 1 5 .5
1 1 3 .4
1 1 4 .4
1 1 6 .3
1 1 7 .0

1 0 1 .4
1 0 0 .1
100.2
10 0 .8
10 4 .0

1 1 7 .9
1 1 5 .1
1 1 6 .1
1 1 8 .6
1 1 9 .9

1 1 3 .3
1 1 2 .2
1 1 2 .7
1 1 3 .2
1 1 4 .4

1 1 1 .7
1 1 0 .6
1 1 1 .1
1 1 1 .6
1 1 2 .9

12 2 .0
1 2 1 .9
12 2 .0
12 2 .0
12 2 .0

12 0 .2
1 1 7 .5
1 2 0 .1
12 0 .3
1 2 1 .3

13 8 .6
13 4 .0
1 3 7 .0
13 8 .8
1 4 1 .2

10 9 .5
10 4 .5
1 1 0 .8
1 1 0 .2
1 1 0 .7

1 1 7 .1
1 1 5 .2
1 1 7 .5
1 1 7 .3
1 1 7 .7

10 7 .9
1 0 7 .1
10 7 .9
1 0 7 .7
10 8 .2

1966:

Average
January
A p r il
J u ly
O ctob er

1 0 2 .3
1 0 1 .5
1 0 1 .7
1 0 1 .9
10 3 .6

1 0 8 .1
10 4 .9
1 0 7 .2
1 0 6 .1
1 1 1 .6

9 8 .3
9 7 .9
98.0
9 7 .9
99.0

1 0 4 .7
1 0 1 .6
10 3 .0
1 0 3 .7
10 8 .0

1 1 2 .5
10 9 .4
1 1 2 .2
1 1 1 .6
1 1 5 .1

1 1 8 .7
1 1 6 .2
1 1 8 .4
1 1 8 .1
12 0 .6

10 6 .0
1 0 1 .1
10 6 .2
1 0 4 .7
1 1 0 .4

1 2 2 .6
12 0 .8
1 2 2 .2
1 2 2 .1
1 2 3 .8

1 1 7 .2
1 1 4 .1
1 1 5 .5
1 1 6 .6
12 0 .2

1 1 5 .7
1 1 2 .6
1 1 4 .0
1 1 5 .1
1 1 8 .8

1 2 3 .6
12 2 .0
12 2 .0
1 2 4 .7
1 2 4 .7

1 2 5 .1
1 2 2 .3
12 3 .5
1 2 4 .5
1 2 7 .8

14 6 .0
14 3 .8
1 4 4 .5
1 4 5 .7
1 4 7 .6

1 1 4 .7
1 1 0 .3
1 1 1 .1
1 1 4 .5
1 1 9 .3

1 2 1 .2
1 1 7 .8
12 0 .3
1 1 9 .9
1 2 4 .3

1 1 1 .3
10 9 .3
10 9 .8
1 1 0 .7
1 1 3 .6

19 6 7:

Average
January
A p r il
J u ly
O ctob er

10 4 .2
10 3 .4
10 3 .4

1 1 2 .7
1 1 3 .0
1 1 3 .0
10 9 .5
1 1 4 .2

9 9 .6
98 .8
9 8 .9
98.6
10 0 .3

1 1 1 .1
10 9 .0
1 1 0 .5
1 1 1 .4
1 1 2 .4

1 1 7 .2
1 1 4 .0
1 1 7 .1
1 1 6 .8
1 1 9 .1

12 4 .9
12 0 .6
1 2 5 .3
12 5 .0
12 6 .0

10 9 .2
10 5 .9
1 0 9 .1
1 0 8 .1
1 1 2 .4

12 8 .4
1 2 5 .3
1 2 7 .9
1 2 8 .1
13 0 .4

12 0 .9
12 0 .9
120.0
12 0 .7
1 2 2 .3

1 1 9 .4
1 1 9 .5
1 1 8 .3
1 1 9 .1
12 0 .8

12 8 .2
1 2 5 .2
12 8 .9
12 8 .9
12 8 .6

1 3 1 .3
12 9 .4
13 0 .5
1 3 1 .1
13 2 .5

1 5 3 .6
15 0 .5
15 2 .6
1 5 3 .5
1 5 5 .4

12 0 .9
1 2 1 .4
12 0 .7
1 2 1 .1
1 1 9 .6

1 2 8 .7
1 2 5 .4
1 2 7 .3
12 8 .9
1 3 1 .1

1 1 4 .5
1 1 4 .2
1 1 4 .2
1 1 3 .8
1 1 5 .2

1968:

A verage
January
A p r il
J u ly
O ctober

1 0 3 .7
10 5 .0

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56
T a b le C.

Consumer P r ic e

In d e x , M ajor Groups and Subgrou ps, by Q u a r te r ,

1964-68 — Continu ed

PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA
(1957-59= 10 0 )
""^"Foo<^™
Food a t home
A ll
item s

Date

T o tal

T o tal

C e r e a ls
and
b ak ery
p r o d u c ts

M e a ts ,
p o u lt r y ,
and
fis h

D a iry
p rod u cts

Housing
S h e lt e r
F r u it s
and
vege­
t a b le s

O ther
food
at
home

Food
away
from
home

T o ta l

T o tal

Rent

Homeo vn e r sh ip 1 /

1964:

A v e r a g e ----J a n u a r y ----A p r i l -------J u l y ---------O c t o b e r -----

108 .5
1 0 7 .7
10 8 .1
108.8
108 .9

104.8
103.8
10 4 .1
10 5 .9
1 0 5 .1

1 0 4 .1
1 0 3 .1
10 3 .4
10 5 .3
10 4 .4

109.9
108 .9
10 9 .7
10 9 .5
11 0 .3

1 0 1 .4
9 8 .7
9 9 .4
10 2.5
105.0

98.0
9 9 .9
9 7 .8
96 .2
9 7 .8

1 1 2 .4
10 9 .4
1 1 2 .6
1 2 1 .3
10 6 .4

10 2 .7
1 0 3 .1
102.8
102.0
10 3 .2

10 8 .7
10 8 .1
108.2
10 9 .4
1 0 9 .1

10 7 .9
10 7 .3
10 7 .6
10 7 .9
10 8 .4

10 5 .7
1 0 5 .1
10 5 .2
10 5 .6
10 6 .3

106.3
106.3
1 0 6 .1
10 6 .4
106.4

10 5 .4
10 4 .7
104.8
10 5 .2
106.2

1965:

A verage ----January ----A p r i l -------J u l y ---------O c t o b e r -----

1 1 0 .2
109.0
109.8
11 0 .8
1 1 0 .7

10 7 .5
104.6
10 5 .9
1 1 0 .5
108 .2

106.9
10 3 .8
10 5 .3
1 1 0 .2
1 0 7 .4

1 1 2 .5
1 1 0 .5
1 1 2 .6
1 1 2 .1
1 1 4 .3

10 9 .7
10 2.6
10 3 .8
1 1 4 .1
1 1 4 .5

9 8 .4
98.8
9 8 .7
9 8 .4
98.2

1 1 1 .2
10 7 .3
1 1 2 .8
12 4 .2
1 0 1 .7

10 2 .5
10 2 .5
102.6
10 2 .2
10 3 .9

1 1 1 .1
10 9 .7
109.6
1 1 1 .5
1 1 2 .8

10 8 .7
10 8 .5
10 8 .3
108. S
1 0 9 .1

106.6
10 6 .5
10 6 .5
10 6 .5
10 6 .7

1 0 7 .7
106.9
1 0 7 .1
10 7 .9
108 .2

106.2
106.3
106.2
10 5 .9
1 0 6 .1

A verag e ----January ----A p r i l -------J u l y ---------O cto b er -----

1 1 3 .0
1 1 1 .0
1 1 3 .0
1 1 2 .8
1 1 4 .1

1 1 1 .8
10 9 .7
1 1 2 .8
1 1 1 .6
1 1 2 .8

1 1 1 .1
108 .9
1 1 2 .4
11 0 .8
1 1 2 .2

1 1 4 .6
1 1 1 .7
1 1 5 .2
1 1 4 .5
1 1 6 .6

1 1 7 .4
1 1 7 .8
120.6
1 1 7 .2
1 16 .8

10 2 .9
9 8 .5
100.3
1 0 1 .5
108 .5

1 1 5 .7
108 .3
1 2 2 .1
1 1 9 .3
1 1 2 .5

10 2 .9
10 2 .6
1 0 1.2
100.6
10 5 .5

1 1 5 .7
1 1 4 .2
1 1 4 .4
1 1 6 .0
1 1 6 .7

1 1 1 .2
10 9 .7
1 1 1 .3
1 1 1 .2
1 1 1 .9

109.6
1 0 7 .7
10 9 .4
10 9 .9
1 1 0 .4

109.0
108.8
108.6
108.8
109.3

10 7 .3
109.6
1 1 0 .1
1 1 0 .6

19 6 7:

A v e r a g e ----January ----A p r i l -------J u l y ---------O cto b er -----

1 1 5 .0
1 1 4 .0
1 1 4 .2
1 1 5 .0
1 1 5 .5

1 1 1 .2
1 1 1 .3
10 9 .5
1 1 2 .9
1 1 1 .8

10 9 .5
1 1 0 .1
10 7 .8
1 1 1 .3
10 9 .7

1 1 6 .4
1 1 7 .7
1 1 6 .2
1 1 6 .3
1 1 6 .4

1 1 2 .6
1 1 0 .7
109.5
1 1 5 .0
1 1 4 .4

10 7 .9
1 0 7 .7
10 5 .3
10 9 .5
10 9 .5

1 1 3 .4
1 1 3 .2
1 1 2 .2
12 0 .7
10 9 .1

9 9 .6
10 4 .5
99 .2
98.0
9 9 .9

12 2 .0
1 1 8 .7
12 0 .5
12 2 .6
12 5 .0

1 1 3 .5
1 1 2 .1
1 1 3 .2
1 1 3 .2
1 1 4 .1

1 1 2 .8
1 1 0 .9
1 1 2 .9
1 1 2 .5
1 1 3 .5

1 1 0 .5
1 1 0 .1
1 1 0 .1
1 1 0 .3
1 1 1 .1

1 1 3 .4
1 1 1 .0
1 1 3 .6
1 1 3 .0
1 1 4 .0

1968:

A v e r a g e ----January ----A p r i l -------J u l y ---------O cto b er -----

12 0 .4
1 1 7 .5
1 1 9 .4
J.2U.U
12 2 .6

1 1 5 .9
1 1 3 .4
1 1 4 .6
1 1 6 .3
1 1 7 .6

1 1 3 .3
11 0 .9
1 1 2 .1
1 1 3 .8
1 1 5 .0

1 1 7 .5
1 1 6 .3
1 1 5 .5
1 1 7 .5
1 1 8 .6

1 1 5 .9
1 1 2 .8
1 1 4 .3
1 1 6 .4
1 1 7 .6

1 1 1 .7
110 .6
109.8
10 9 .7
1 1 4 .9

12 2 .6
1 1 8 .8
12 4 .0
12 9.0
120.0

1 0 2 .1
9 9 .9
100.6
100.2
10 5 .9

13 2 .2
12 9 .5
13 0 .3
13 2 .8
13 4 .6

11 8 .8
1 1 6 .3
1 1 8 .0
1 1 8 .2
12 0 .5

1 1 8 .7
1 1 5 .7
1 1 7 .5
1 1 7 .7
1 2 1 .2

1 1 2 .5
1 1 1 .3
1 1 1 .6
1 1 2 .6
1 1 3 .5

12 0 .4
1 16 .8
1 1 9 .1
11 9 .0
1 2 3 .3

1966:

See fo o t n o t e s

10 9 .7

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T a b le C.

Consumer P r ic e

In d e x , Major Groups and Su bgrou ps, by Q u a r te r ,

1964-68 — Continued

ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI
(1957-59= 10 0 )
Food
Food a t home
A ll
item s

Date

T o tal

T o ta l

C e r e a ls
and
bak ery
p ro d u cts

M e a ts ,
p o u ltr y ,
and
fis h

D airy
p rod u cts

Housing
S h e lt e r
F r u it s
and
vege­
t a b le s

Other
food
at
home

Food
from
home

T o ta l

T o ta l

Rent

Homeowner­
s h ip 1/

19 6 4 :

A v e r a g e -------M arch-----------June
S ep tem b er----Decem ber-------

10 8 .1
1 0 7 .5
1 0 7 .7
1 0 8 .7
10 9.0

1 0 7 .6
1 0 6 .1
1 0 7 .6
1 0 9 .1
10 8 .6

10 4 .8
1 0 3 .1
10 4 .6
10 6 .5
1 0 5 .7

1 0 7 .3
10 6 .1
10 6 .9
10 8 .4
10 9 .3

10 0 .3
9 8 .5
99.0
1 0 3 .7
10 0 .9

1 0 7 .8
1 0 7 .2
10 6 .8
10 8 .4
1 1 0 .5

1 1 2 .1
10 8 .3
1 1 6 .5
1 1 0 .9
1 1 2 .4

10 2 .2
1 0 1 .2
1 0 1 .4
1 0 4 .7
10 2 .2

1 1 8 .0
1 1 7 .3
1 1 8 .0
1 1 8 .3
1 1 9 .4

10 4 .9
10 4 .6
10 4 .8
10 5 .2
1 0 5 .7

1 0 4 .1
10 3 .2
10 3 .9
10 4 .8
1 0 5 .5

1 0 5 .1
10 4 .9
1 0 5 .1
10 5 .2
1 0 5 .6

1 0 3 .4
10 2 .2
10 3 .0
10 4 .3
10 5 .0

19 6 5 :

A v e r a g e --------

10 9 .9
10 9 .0
1 1 0 .2
10 9 .9
1 1 1 .5

1 1 1 .5
1 0 9 .1
1 1 2 .5
1 1 2 .0
1 1 4 .0

10 9.0
10 6 .3
1 1 0 .3
1 0 9 .5
1 1 1 .8

10 9 .1
1 0 8 .7
1 0 9 .1
1 0 9 .1
10 9 .8

10 8 .4
10 2 .0
10 8 .6
1 1 2 .9
1 1 6 .2

1 1 1 .2
1 1 0 .6
1 1 1 .5
1 1 0 .9
1 1 2 .4

1 1 5 .6
1 1 5 .0
1 2 5 .4
10 8 .2
1 1 2 .1

1 0 3 .1
1 0 1 .7
1 0 1 .2
10 4 .5
10 6 .0

1 2 0 .1
1 1 9 .6
12 0 .0
1 2 0 .7
12 0 .9

10 6 .2
1 0 5 .5
10 6 .2
10 6 .0
1 0 7 .7

1 0 6 .4
1 0 5 .3
1 0 6 .7
1 0 6 .1
1 0 8 .7

10 5 .8
1 0 5 .6
1 0 5 .7
1 0 5 .7
10 6 .2

10 6 .2
10 4 .8
10 6 .5
10 5 .8
1 0 9 .1

1 1 3 .5
1 1 2 .1
1 1 3 .6
1 1 4 .7
1] 4 .9

1 1 7 .8
1 1 6 .7
1 1 7 .2
1 1 9 .4
1 1 9 .2

1 1 5 .7
1 1 5 .0
1 1 5 .2
1 1 7 .2
1 1 6 .7

1 1 5 .0
1 1 2 .9
1 1 3 .5
1 1 3 .2
1 1 9 .2

1 1 9 .1
1 2 1 .6
1 1 9 .4
1 1 9 .4
1 1 5 .5

12 0 .3
1 1 3 .3
1 1 7 .2
1 2 5 .1
1 2 6 .4

1 1 8 .4
1 1 7 .5
1 2 2 .1
1 1 7 .9
1 1 6 .7

10 6 .2
1 0 5 .6
10 3 .8
1 0 7 .4
10 9 .0

1 2 4 .1
1 2 1 .5
1 2 3 .3
1 2 6 .6
1 2 7 .9

1 0 8 .1
10 6 .9
10 8 .2
10 8 .6
1 0 9 .4

10 9 .0
1 0 7 .5
10 9 .0
10 9 .5
1 1 0 .5

1 0 6 .7
10 6 .3
1 0 6 .5
1 0 7 .0
1 0 7 .3

10 9 .2
1 0 7 .5
10 9 .3
10 9 .8
1 1 0 .9

Sep tem b er----Decem ber-------

1 1 6 .8
1 1 5 .5
1 1 6 .5
1 1 7 .7
1 1 3 .9

1 1 9 .0
1 1 8 .1
1 1 3 .8
1 1 9 .0
1 2 0 .7

1 1 6 .0
1 1 5 .3
1 1 5 .9
1 1 5 .9
1 1 7 .2

1 1 9 .3
1 1 9 .2
1 1 9 .7
1 1 9 .2
1 2 0 .1

1 1 5 .9
1 1 4 .4
1 1 5 .3
1 1 7 .7
1 1 7 .4

1 2 7 .8
1 2 7 .3
1 2 6 .4
12 7 .0
1 3 0 .7

1 1 9 .5
1 1 6 .3
1 2 3 .1
1 1 6 .9
1 2 0 .5

10 3 .8
1 0 5 .5
1 0 1 .6
1 0 3 .5
10 4 .2

13 0 .0
1 2 8 .6
1 2 9 .4
1 3 0 .7
1 3 4 .3

1 1 1 .6
1 1 0 .4
1 1 1 .6
1 1 2 .S
1 1 3 .)

1 1 3 .7
1 1 1 .8
1 1 3 .8
1 1 5 .1
1 1 5 .7

1 0 7 .9
1 0 7 .5
1 0 7 .7
10 8 .0
1 0 8 .7

1 1 4 .9
1 1 2 .6
1 1 5 .1
1 1 6 .7
1 1 7 .3

December

1 2 1 .5
12 0 .2
1 2 1 .3
1 2 2 .7
1 2 3 .4

1 2 3 .5
1 2 2 .5
1 2 3 .8
1 2 4 .7
12 4 .9

1 1 9 .8
1 1 9 .0
12 0 .2
12 0 .6
12 0 .7

1 2 1 .6
U 9 .7
12 0 .0
1 2 3 .7
1 2 4 .5

1 1 9 .1
1 1 9 .9
1 1 9 .1
12 0 .3
1 1 9 .0

1 3 2 .6
1 3 1 .0
1 3 3 .8
1 3 3 .8
1 3 1 .5

13 0 .3
13 0 .3
1 3 5 .0
1 2 8 .4
12 8 .9

1 0 3 .7
1 0 1 .3
10 2 .2
1 0 5 .4
1 0 7 .7

1 3 8 .2
1 3 6 .3
1 3 8 .1
1 4 0 .1
1 4 1 .9

1 1 5 .7
1 1 4 .1
1 1 5 .6
1 1 6 .6
1 1 8 .0

1 1 8 .4
1 1 5 .9
1 1 8 .1
1 1 9 .8
1 2 1 .7

10 9 .6
10 9 .0
1 0 9 .4
1 1 0 .1
1 1 0 .4

1 2 0 .4
1 1 7 .4
1 2 0 .1
12 2 .2
1 2 4 .4

J u n e -------------S e p tem b er----Decem ber------19 6 6:

A v e r a g e --------

Sep tem b er----Decem ber------19 6 7 :

A v e r a g e --------

See fo o t n o t e s a t end o f t a b le




57
T a b le C.

Consumer P r ic e

In d e x , Major Groups and Su bgrou ps, by Q u a r te r , 19 6 4 -6 8 — Continued

PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA—Continued
H ousing— Continued
F u el and u t i l i t i e s 2/
Househ old
r a«
F u el
fu rn ­
and
o il
is h in g s
e le c ­
T o tal
and
and
tr ic ­
opera­
co al
it y
t io n

A p pa rel and upkeep 1 7 ---------

(1957-59= 100)
T r a n sp o r ta tio n

T o ta l

Men's
and
b oys'

Women' s
and
g ir ls '

Fo ot­
wear

T o tal

H ealth and r e c r e a t io n

P r iv a t e P u b lic

T o ta l

Med­
ic a l
ca re

Per­
so n a l
ca re

Readin g
and
recrea­
t io n

Other
goods
and
serv­
ic e s

Date

1 1 4 .7
1 1 3 .7
1 1 4 .6
1 1 4 .9
1 1 4 .9

1 1 3 .9
1 1 2 .7
1 1 4 .1
11 4 .0
1 1 4 .1

10 5 .5
105.0
10 5 .2
10 5.6
10 5 .8

1 0 7 .1
10 5 .9
106.8
10 7 .2
108.3

1 0 5 .1
105.0
10 5 .2
104.8
10 5 .2

9 9 .9
98.3
98.9
100.5
1 0 1 .7

1 1 6 .3
1 1 4 .1
1 1 6 .9
1 1 5 .6
1 1 8 .1

1 1 2 .1
1 1 2 .2
11 2 .0
1 1 1 .3
1 1 2 .3

10 7 .5
10 7 .8
10 7 .6
106.8
10 7 .3

1 2 7 .7
12 5 .9
12 6.0
12 6.0
1 3 1 .2

1 1 5 .2
1 1 4 .0
1 1 4 .8
1 1 5 .7
1 1 5 .5

1 2 7 .2
12 4 .4
12 6 .7
12 8 .2
12 8 .2

10 5 .3
10 3 .4
104.0
1 0 6 .1
106.3

m .i
1 10 .2
1 1 1 .3
1 1 1 .7
1 1 1 .1

1 1 1 .0
1 1 1 .4
110 .6
110 .8
1 1 0 .9

1964:

Average
January
A p r il
J u ly
O ctober

1 1 4 .3
1 1 4 .4
1 1 3 .1
1 1 3 .6
1 1 5 .5

1 1 3 .3
1 1 3 .3
1 1 1 .7
1 1 1 .9
1 1 4 .9

10 6 .7
106.0
106.5
10 6 .7
10 7 .3

10 9 .2
106.8
110 .0
108.8
110 .8

10 4 .7
10 5 .5
103.8
104.0
10 5 .7

105.0
98.8
1 0 7 .7
10 5 .3
1 0 7 .1

1 1 7 .3
1 1 6 .2
1 1 6 .9
1 1 5 .9
1 1 9 .5

1 1 4 .1
11 4 .0
11 4 .0
1 1 4 .2
1 1 4 .2

109.3
109.2
1 0 9 .1
10 9 .5
10 9 .4

1 3 1 .4
1 3 1 .4
1 3 1 .4
1 3 1 .4
1 3 1 .4

1 1 6 .6
1 1 6 .0
1 1 6 .7
1 1 6 .5
1 1 6 .7

130 .4
12 8 .7
12 9 .7
13 0 .7
1 3 1 .5

10 5 .7
10 7 .3
106.5
104.6
10 4 .8

110 .9
110 .9
110 .8
1 1 0 .4
1 1 1 .1

1 1 3 .3
1 1 1 .9
1 1 4 .0
1 1 3 .8
1 1 3 .1

1965:

A verage
January
A p r il
J u ly
O ctob er

1 1 6 .9
1 1 6 .9
1 1 8 .2
1 1 6 .4
1 1 6 .4

108 .2
10 7 .5
108 .4
10 7 .5
108.9

1 1 2 .1
108.3
1 1 1 .9
1 1 1 .7
1 1 4 .7

10 6 .7
10 4 .3
106.9
106.6
10 7 .6

10 6 .9
10 2.6
106.6
1 0 5 .7
1 1 0 .7

12 4 .2
118 .0
12 2 .6
1 2 5 .4
1 2 7 .3

1 1 5 .0
1 1 3 .6
1 1 4 .5
1 1 5 .6
1 1 6 .0

1 1 0 .2
10 8 .7
109.6
110 .8
1 1 1 .2

132 .0
1 3 1 .8
1 3 1 .8
1 3 2 .1
1 3 2 .1

119 .0
1 1 7 .2
1 1 8 .2
1 1 8 .4
12 0 .4

134 .6
1 3 1 .8
13 2 .9
13 4 .5
13 5 .9

1 0 6 .1
10 5.6
10 5 .5
10 4 .8
106.9

1 1 3 .3
1 1 1 .9
1 1 3 .2
1 1 2 .1
1 1 4 .9

1 1 5 .0
1 1 3 .2
1 1 4 .2
1 1 5 .1
1 1 6 .4

1966:

A verage
January
A p r il
J u ly
O ctob er

1 1 6 .6
1 1 6 .6
1 1 6 .6
1 1 6 .7
1 1 6 .7

1 1 6 .3
1 1 6 .1
1 1 6 .2
1 1 6 .5
1 1 6 .6

109.8
108.9
108 .5
10 9 .4
110 .6

1 1 5 .0
1 1 4 .2
1 1 5 .1
1 1 4 .2
1 1 6 .3

10 9 .3
10 8 .1
108.6
10 9 .4
1 1 0 .2

108 .9
108 .5
1 1 0 .1
10 7 .0
1 1 0 .6

12 9 .8
12 8 .3
12 8 .6
12 9 .4
1 3 1 .5

1 1 7 .0
1 1 5 .1
1 1 6 .5
1 1 7 .1
1 1 7 .9

1 1 2 .2
1 1 0 .2
1 1 1 .7
1 1 2 .2
1 1 3 .1

1 3 3 .1
1 3 2 .1
13 2 .2
13 3 .8
13 3 .8

1 2 3 .1
12 2 .6
1 2 2 .7
12 2.5
12 3 .2

144.0
14 2 .2
14 3 .3
14 3 .7
1 4 5 .1

10 9 .7
1 1 0 .7
1 1 0 .1
1 1 0 .4
10 8 .1

1 1 5 .0
1 1 5 .5
1 1 5 .4
1 1 3 .6
1 1 5 .2

1 1 7 .7
1 1 6 .3
1 1 6 .3
1 1 6 .9
1 1 7 .6

1967:

Average
January
A p r il
J u ly
O ctob er

1 1 8 .1
1 1 7 .5
1 1 7 .7
1 1 7 .9
118 .0

1 1 8 .5
1 1 7 .5
1 1 7 .9
1 1 8 .3
1 1 8 .4

1 1 6 .6
1 1 4 .1
1 1 6 .6
1 1 6 .7
1 1 7 .6

1 2 1 .7
1 1 5 .4
1 2 1 .6
120.6
12 5 .9

1 1 5 .1
1 1 1 .4
11 3 .0
1 1 4 .8
1 1 7 .7

1 1 6 .6
10 6 .5
1 1 8 .6
1 1 4 .1
1 2 3 .4

136 .8
13 2 .5
13 5 .5
13 6 .5
13 9 .9

1 2 1 .1
1 1 9 .9
120.0
120.9
12 2 .6

1 1 6 .4
1 1 5 .3
1 1 5 .4
1 1 6 .3
1 1 8 .3

13 5 .2
13 3 .8
134 .0
1 3 4 .1
1 3 4 .1

130 .5
1 2 7 .4
12 8 .9
12 9 .7
1 3 3 .7

15 2 .0
14 7 .6
14 8 .4
15 2 .8
15 5 .9

1 1 1 .8
109.4
1 1 0 .4
1 1 1 .0
1 1 4 .3

1 2 0 .1
1 1 6 .6
120.0
1 1 9 .7
1 2 1 .9

12 9 .3
1 2 7 .4
12 7 .6
12 6 .7
13 3 .8

1968:

Average
January
A p r il
J u ly
O ctober

iH

1 1 6 .5
1 1 5 .2
1 1 7 .7
1 1 6 .8
1 1 6 .8

iH
«
H
C
O

i

o

See fo o t n o t e s a t end o f t a b le .

T a b le C.

Consumer P r ic e In d e x , Major Groups and Su bgrou ps, by Q u a r te r ,

19 64-68 — Continued

ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI—Continued
H ousing— Continu ed
HouseF u el and u t i l i t i e s 2/
h old
Gas
fu r n F u el
is h in g s
o il
e le c T o tal
and
and
tr ic ­
opera­
coal
ity
t io n

A p pa rel and upkeep 3/

T o ta l

M en's
and
b oys'

Women' s
and
g ir ls '

F o ot­
wear

(1957-59= 100)
T r a n sp o r ta tio n

T o tal

P r iv a t e P u b lic

H ea lth and r e c r e a t io n

T o ta l

Medic a l
ca re

Perso n al
ca re

ReadOther
in g
goods
and
and
servrecreat io n
ic e s

Date

10 8 .4
1 0 9 .4
10 9 .0
10 8 .0
10 8 .4

10 5 .0
10 5 .6
10 4 .3
10 4 .9
1 0 5 .3

1 1 1 .0
1 1 2 .0
1 1 1 .8
1 1 0 .3
1 1 0 .8

10 4 .4
1 0 4 .7
10 4 .2
1 0 4 .1
10 4 .4

10 6 .5
1 0 6 .1
10 6 .2
10 6 .9
10 7 .0

1 0 7 .7
10 7 .0
1 0 7 .1
10 8 .4
10 8 .2

10 2 .7
10 2 .0
10 2 .4
10 2 .9
1 0 3 .4

1 1 2 .7
1 1 2 .5
1 1 2 .8
1 1 3 .2
1 1 3 .3

1 1 0 .0
1 1 0 .0
1 0 7 .8
1 1 0 .8
1 1 2 .1

10 8 .5
10 8 .4
1 0 6 .1
10 9 .3
1 1 0 .7

1 1 6 .6
1 1 6 .6
1 1 6 .6
1 1 6 .5
1 1 6 .8

1 1 5 .5
1 1 5 .3
1 1 5 .4
1 1 5 .7
1 1 6 .0

1 1 5 .7
1 1 5 .5
1 1 5 .2
1 1 5 .9
1 1 6 .3

1 1 3 .3
1 1 2 .0
1 1 3 .9
1 1 4 .4
1 1 4 .3

1 2 1 .8
1 2 1 .6
1 2 1 .5
12 2 .0
1 2 2 .8

1 1 1 .2
1 1 1 .7
1 1 1 .4
1 1 0 .8
1 1 0 .8

1964:

A verag e
March
June
September
December

1 0 7 .2
1 0 7 .6
1 0 7 .5
10 6 .6
1 0 7 .7

1 0 5 .4
1 0 5 .6
1 0 5 .0
1 0 5 .3
10 5 .8

10 9 .0
10 9 .8
10 9 .8
1 0 7 .8
10 9 .8

10 4 .9
10 4 .4
10 4 .6
1 0 5 .3
1 0 5 .7

1 0 7 .7
10 6 .8
10 7 .0
10 8 .6
10 8 .9

10 8 .6
10 8 .3
1 0 7 .1
10 9 .4
1 1 0 .1

1 0 4 .7
1 0 3 .0
10 4 .5
10 6 .5
1 0 5 .7

1 1 4 .8
1 1 2 .9
1 1 3 .2
1 1 6 .5
1 1 8 .5

1 1 1 .0
1 1 0 .9
1 1 0 .6
10 9 .8
1 1 2 .7

1 0 9 .4
10 9 .3
1 0 9 .1
10 8 .2
1 1 1 .2

1 1 7 .0
1 1 6 .8
1 1 6 .9
1 1 6 .9
1 1 7 .9

1 1 6 .9
1 1 6 .6
1 1 7 .5
1 1 6 .7
1 1 7 .1

1 1 9 .9
1 1 8 .5
12 0 .6
12 0 .7
1 2 1 .4

1 1 2 .4
1 1 3 .7
1 1 3 .5
1 1 0 .3
1 1 1 .3

1 2 1 .8
1 2 2 .4
12 3 .0
12 0 .6
12 0 .6

1 1 1 .7
1 1 0 .9
1 1 1 .5
1 1 2 .3
1 1 2 .6

19 6 5:

A verage
March
June
September
December

1 0 7 .5
10 6 .5
10 8 .0
1 0 7 .4
10 8 .4

10 6 .5
10 5 .9
1 0 6 .1
10 6 .9
1 0 7 .8

10 9 .9
1 1 0 .4
1 1 0 .3
1 0 9 .1
1 1 0 .7

1 0 7 .0
10 6 .2
10 6 .9
1 0 7 .6
1 0 7 .9

1 1 0 .9
10 9 .3
1 1 0 .9
1 1 2 .2
1 1 2 .5

1 1 0 .8
10 9 .8
1 1 0 .4
1 1 1 .2
1 1 2 .8

10 8 .1
1 0 6 .1
10 7 .8
10 9 .9
10 9 .8

1 2 2 .5
12 0 .4
1 2 3 .4
1 2 4 .3
1 2 3 .3

1 1 4 .4
1 1 2 .5
1 1 5 .5
1 1 5 .8
1 1 5 .8

1 1 2 .8
1 1 1 .0
1 1 3 .9
1 1 4 .2
1 1 4 .3

1 1 9 .8
1 1 7 .9
12 0 .7
12 0 .8
12 0 .7

1 2 0 .1
1 1 7 .9
12 0 .3
1 2 1 .9
1 2 2 .1

1 2 6 .3
1 2 3 .3
1 2 6 .2
12 8 .3
13 0 .3

1 1 4 .9
1 1 0 .5
1 1 7 .3
1 1 7 .1
1 1 6 .1

12 2 .2
1 2 1 .7
12 2 .0
1 2 3 .4
1 2 2 .3

1 1 4 .5
1 1 2 .7
1 1 4 .0
1 1 6 .1
1 1 6 .3

1966:

A verage
March
June
September
December

10 8 .2
10 8 .7
10 8 .4
1 0 8 .1
10 8 .6

1 0 9 .1
10 8 .7
10 8 .4
1 1 0 .4
1 0 9 .5

1 1 0 .2
1 1 1 .0
1 1 0 .5
1 0 9 .4
1 1 1 .2

1 0 9 .7
10 8 .7
1 0 9 .4
1 1 0 .4
1 1 1 .5

1 1 4 .7
1 1 4 .0
1 1 4 .3
1 1 5 .1
1 1 7 .0

1 1 3 .8
1 1 3 .2
1 1 3 .3
1 1 3 .8
1 1 6 .2

1 1 2 .6
1 1 2 .0
1 1 2 .0
1 1 2 .7
1 1 5 .8

1 2 5 .9
1 2 5 .2
1 2 5 .2
1 2 7 .0
1 2 7 .4

1 1 8 .6
1 1 6 .9
1 1 8 .5
1 1 9 .9
1 2 1 .0

1 1 7 .1
1 1 5 .4
1 1 7 .2
1 1 8 .1
1 1 9 .2

1 2 4 .1
1 2 1 .0
1 2 1 .1
12 8 .3
1 2 8 .4

1 2 5 .2
1 2 3 .3
1 2 3 .9
1 2 7 .2
1 2 8 .5

1 3 2 .9
1 3 1 .9
1 3 1 .8
1 3 4 .1
1 3 5 .5

1 1 8 .3
1 1 7 .6
1 1 7 .3
1 1 9 .4
12 0 .2

1 2 5 .8
1 2 3 .5
1 2 5 .6
1 2 7 .7
12 8 .3

1 2 0 .1
1 1 6 .7
1 1 7 .2
1 2 3 .7
12 6 .0

19 6 7:

Average
March
June
September
December

10 8 .7
10 9 .3
10 9 .2
10 8 .0
1 0 9 .1

1 1 1 .8
1 1 1 .7
1 1 1 .7
1 1 0 .7
1 1 3 .0

1 1 0 .8
1 1 1 .8
1 1 1 .6
10 9 .9
1 1 1 .4

1 1 4 .8
1 1 3 .7
1 1 4 .8
1 1 5 .7
1 1 6 .5

1 2 1 .3
1 1 9 .6
1 1 9 .9
1 2 3 .7
1 2 4 .2

12 0 .7
1 1 9 .7
1 1 9 .1
1 2 2 .8
1 2 3 .4

12 0 .7
1 1 8 .4
1 1 9 .3
1 2 4 .3
1 2 3 .4

1 3 1 .4
1 2 9 .4
12 8 .9
1 3 3 .4
1 3 7 .3

1 2 1 .1
1 2 1 .0
1 2 1 .2
1 2 1 .3
12 0 .9

1 1 9 .3
1 1 9 .2
1 1 9 .3
1 1 9 .5
1 1 9 .1

12 8 .9
12 8 .8
12 8 .9
12 9 .0
12 9 .0

1 3 1 .4
1 2 9 .5
13 0 .9
1 3 2 .8
13 4 .2

1 3 9 .3
13 8 .2
13 8 .5
14 0 .6
1 4 2 .1

1 2 3 .3
12 2 .0
12 3 .0
1 2 4 .4
1 2 5 .7

1 3 1 .3
12 8 .3
1 3 1 .6
13 3 .2
1 3 3 .8

1 2 7 .3
1 2 5 .3
1 2 6 .2
12 8 .6
1 3 0 .7

1968:

A verage
March
June
September
December

See fo o t n o t e s a t end o f t a b le




58
T a b le C.

Consumer P r ic e

In d ex , M ajor Groups and Su bgrou ps, by Q u a r te r ,

1964-68 — Continued

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA
(F eb ru a ry 1965«j00)
Food
Food a t home
A ll
item s

Date

T o tal

T o tal

C e r e a ls
and
b ak ery
p ro d u cts

M e a ts,
D a iry
p o u ltr y ,
and
p ro d u cts
fis h

Housing
S h e lt e r
F r u it s
and
vege­
t a b le s

Other
food
at
home

Food
away
from
home

T o tal

T o tal

Rent

Homeowner­
sh ip 1 /

1965: A v e r a g e -------F ebru ary ------M a y ---------------A ugust ---------November -------

10 0 .1
100.0
10 0 .5
9 9 .6
10 0 .3

10 2 .7
100.0
1 0 1 .5
10 4 .7
10 3 .7

10 2 .3
100.0
1 0 1 .2
10 4 .4
10 2.9

10 2 .5
100.0
10 2 .2
1 0 3 .7
10 3 .7

1 0 5 .1
10 0 .0
100.9
1 1 2 .2
10 5 .9

9 9 .7
100.0
99.8
9 9 .4
9 9 .7

1 0 1 .3
100.0
10 5 .3
98.6
100.8

100.9
100.0
9 9 .2
10 1 .6
10 2 .3

10 3 .6
100.0
1 0 2 .1
1 0 5 .7
10 5.9

9 8 .7
100.0
9 9 .5
9 5 .9
99.6

100.0
100.0
99.8
10 0 .1
99.9

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
99.9

100.0
100.0
99.8
10 0 .1
99.9

1966: A verage -------F ebru ary ------May
August
November -------

1 0 2 .1
1 0 1 .2
1 0 1 .6
10 2 .0
10 3 .5

106.6
106.6
10 6 .3
106.8
106.6

10 5 .9
10 6 .6
1 0 5 .7
10 6 .2
1 0 5 .7

10 6 .1
10 3 .5
1 0 5 .1
1 0 7 .5
108.8

1 1 2 .4
1 1 3 .4
1 1 3 .0
1 1 2 .6
10 9 .6

10 2 .8
100.6
10 1 .4
10 3 .9
10 5 .4

1 0 1 .3
10 5 .6
10 1.8
99 .0
98.9

10 3 .3
10 4 .3
10 1.8
10 3 .2
10 3 .4

10 8 .1
10 6 .7
108.0
108 .4
10 9 .2

100.9
99.9
100.5
1 0 1 .1
1 0 2 .1

1 0 2 .1
100.9
1 0 1 .4
102.4
10 3 .6

100.5
10 0 .1
100.2
100.9
100.8

10 2 .7
1 0 1.2
10 1.8
10 3 .0
104.8

19 6 7: A verage
F ebru ary -----May
A ugust
November -------

1 0 5 .1
1 0 3 .7
10 4 .1
10 5 .9
10 6 .5

10 7 .6
10 5 .9
10 6 .2
10 9 .1
108 .9

10 6 .4
104.6
104.8
10 7 .9
1 0 7 .3

10 8 .1
108.9
108 .2
10 6 .7
1 0 7 .9

1 1 2 .3
10 9 .3
10 9 .3
1 1 5 .0
1 1 3 .5

1 0 6 .1
106.0
10 5.8
106.0
1 0 6 .1

1 0 1 .3
9 5 .3
9 8 .7
10 5.9
1 0 5 .4

1 0 1 .1
100.9
100.0
1 0 1 .6
10 0 .3

1 1 1 .2
10 9 .3
109.8
1 1 2 .3
1 1 3 .4

104.6
10 3 .6
10 4 .2
1 0 5 .0
10 5 .5

10 7 .0
10 5.6
10 6 .4
10 7 .6
10 8 .3

10 2 .3
1 0 1 .2
10 1.8
102.6

108.9
1 0 7 .5
10 8 .3
109.6

1 0 3 .5

1 1 0 .2

1968: A verage
F ebru ary ------M a y ---------------A u gu st ---------November -------

10 9 .4
1 0 7 .7
10 8 .7
1 1 0 .0
1 1 1 .2

1 1 1 .3
10 9 .2
1 1 1 .2
1 1 2 .1
1 1 2 .5

10 8 .7
10 7 .4
10 8 .4
1 0 9 .1
108.6

1 0 7 .7
106.9
1 0 7 .8
10 7 .5
10 8 .3

1 1 4 .2
1 1 2 .1
1 1 3 .9
1 1 6 .7
1 1 2 .7

10 8 .1
10 7 .0
10 7 .9
10 8 .5
108.9

108.0
10 6 .2
1 1 0 .6
10 6 .3
106.4

10 2 .6
102.0
9 9 .6
1 0 1 .7
10 4 .5

1 1 9 .1
1 1 4 .1
1 1 8 .7
12 0 .3
12 3 .0

109.8
10 7 .9
108 .4
1 1 0 .6
1 1 2 .3

1 1 3 .9
1 1 1 .2
1 1 1 .7
1 1 5 .3
1 1 7 .2

108 .2
10 5 .2
1 0 7 .7
10 9 .2
11 0 .6

1 1 6 .2
1 1 3 .7
1 1 3 .3
1 1 7 .6
1 1 9 .9

See fo o t n o t e s a t end o f t a b le .

T a b le C.

Consumer P r ic e In d e x , M ajor Groups and Subgroups, by Q u a r te r ,

19 64-68 — Continued

SAN FRANCISCO-OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA
(1957-59= 100)
Housing
S h e lt e r

Food a t home
A ll
item s

Date

1964:

A v erag e ------

1 1 0 .6
10 9 .9
110 .6

111.0

T o ta l

T o tal

C e r e a ls
and
b ak ery
p ro d u cts

M e a ts ,
p o u lt r y ,
and
fis h

D a iry
p ro d u cts

Food
away
from
home

T o ta l

T o ta l

Rent

Homeowner­
s h ip 1 /

10 5 .0
10 5 .7
104.6
10 4 .9
104.8

110 .0
1 1 1 .3
109.6
109.6
10 9 .7

99 .2
9 9 .7
9 7 .6
9 9 .9
98.8

10 7 .2
10 7 .0
10 7 .4
10 7 .4
10 7 .0

1 1 6 .2
1 1 6 .9
1 1 7 .7
1 1 3 .6
1 1 9 .2

9 9 .1
100.0
98.6
9 9 .5
9 7 .2

1 1 9 .4
1 1 8 .7
1 1 8 .9
1 1 9 .8
1 2 1 .7

1 1 2 .9
1 1 1 .1
1 1 3 .2
1 1 3 .7
1 1 4 .3

1 1 7 .0
1 1 6 .3
1 1 6 .6
1 1 7 .6
1 1 8 .4

12 0 .4
120.0
12 0 .2
120.9
1 2 1 .4

1 1 5 .2
1 1 4 .4
1 1 4 .7
1 1 5 .7
1 16 .8

1 1 0 .2
108 .4

10 9 .7
1 0 9 .1
109.0
10 9 .7
1 1 1 .6

1 0 5 .1
1 0 1 .1
106.0
10 8 .7
108 .4

10 7 .0
10 6 .5
106.8
10 6 .7
10 7 .5

1 1 7 .6
1 1 6 .6

126.4
1 1 2 .5
116.2

9 8 .3
9 7 .1
9 6 .7
9 9 .9
9 9 .6

12 4 .2
12 2 .8
12 3 .8
12 5 .8
12 6.0

1 1 5 .6
1 1 5 .3
1 1 5 .7
1 1 5 .6
1 1 6 .3

12 0 .4
1 1 9 .9
12 0 .6
120.6
1 2 1 .3

12 2 .9
12 2 .3
12 3.0
12 3 .3
12 3 .8

1 1 9 .0
1 1 8 .6
1 1 9 .3

120.0

1 1 3 .5
1 1 1 .1
1 1 2 .2
1 1 5 .4
1 1 6 .7

1 1 2 .3
1 1 5 .4
1 1 2 .8
1 1 2 .3
108 .4

1 1 1 .5
109.2
10 9 .5
1 1 4 .3
1 1 5 .4

1 1 7 .2
1 1 9 .2
118 .8
1 1 3 .7
1 1 5 .5

100.3
100.3
9 7 .9
1 0 1 .3
1 0 1 .7

1 2 8 .1
12 6.8
1 2 7 .2
12 9 .3
13 0 .4

119 .0
1 1 7 .6
1 1 8 .7
120.0
1 2 1 .2

12 5 .2
12 3 .6
12 4 .6

12 8 .2

12 5 .9
1 2 5 .1
12 5 .2
12 6.8
12 7 .8

12 4 .8
12 2.8
12 4 .2
12 6 .4
12 8 .4

1 1 9 .8
1 1 5 .4
1 2 1 .5
1 1 7 .9
12 7 .0

98.0
9 8 .5
9 6 .3
98.3
9 8 .1

13 3 .2
1 3 1 .2
1 3 2 .4
1 3 5 .5
13 6 .5

1 2 2 .9
120.8
12 2 .8
1 2 4 .1
1 2 5 .1

13 0 .4
1 2 7 .7
130 .6
1 3 1 .8
13 3 .2

12 9.8
12 8 .6
12 9.0
130 .7
1 3 2 .4

130 .6
1 2 7 .2
1 3 1 .2
132 .0
13 3 .5

12 8 .6
12 9 .4
130 .9
120 .6
12 4 .7

100.8
9 7 .5
9 9 .3
103.0
1 0 5 .1

13 9 .3
13 6 .9
1 3 7 .6
1 4 1 .8
14 3 .4

12 9 .6
12 6 .5
12 9 .5
1 3 1 .8
13 3 .5

1 3 9 .1
134 .6
13 9 .2
14 2 .0
144.0

136.6
13 4 .3
136 .2
138.0
140.4

1 4 0 .1
13 4 .6
14 0 .4
14 3.8
14 3.6

1 1 1 .6

December -----

1 1 2 .7
1 1 2 .2
1 1 3 .0
1 1 2 .7
1 1 3 .6

1 1 1 .1
1 1 1 .8

1 0 7 .1
1 0 5 .1
108 .3
10 7 .8
108.6

1 1 5 .6
1 1 4 .9
1 1 5 .2
1 1 6 .4
1 1 7 .2

1 1 4 .2
1 1 4 .6
1 1 3 .6
1 1 4 .7
1 1 4 .4

1 1 1 .1
1 1 1 .9
1 1 0 .5
1 1 1 .4
1 1 0 .8

111.1

1 1 4 .7
1 1 3 .2
1 1 4 .4
1 1 5 .7
1 1 6 .2

1 1 0 .5
1 0 9 .1
1 1 0 .3
1 1 1 .2
1 1 1 .6

1 1 7 .0
1 1 6 .4
1 1 6 .7
1 1 7 .2
1 1 8 .1

108 .3
106.3
108.6

December -----

1 1 9 .0
1 1 7 .1
1 1 8 .4
12 0 .4
1 2 1 .3

1 0 7 .4

1 1 4 .5
1 1 4 .3
11 4 .0
1 1 4 .4
1 1 5 .5

Septem ber----December -----

12 4 .3
1 2 2 .7
12 4 .2
1 2 5 .5
1 2 6 .7

1 1 8 .4
1 1 7 .2
1 1 8 .1
118 .8
1 1 9 .6

1 1 3 .7
1 1 2 .7
1 1 3 .7
1 1 3 .6
1 1 4 .1

1 1 7 .5
1 1 6 .6
1 1 7 .4
1 1 7 .6
1 1 6 .6

1 1 0 .7
1 1 0 .4
1 1 0 .7
1 1 2 .4
1 1 0 .9

1 1 6 .3
1 1 5 .4
1 1 6 .2
1 1 7 .0
1 1 7 .3

a t end o f t a b le .




Other
food
at
home

1 0 7 .7
108.0
1 0 7 .2
10 7 .6
10 7 .9

December -----

See fo o t n o t e s

F r u it s
and
vege­
t a b le s

111.0

126.6

119.0

5 9
T a b le C.

Consumer P r ic e In d e x , M ajor Groups and Su bgrou ps, by Q u a r te r ,

19 6 4 -6 8 — Continued

SAN DIEGO. CALIFORNIA—Continued
Hous in g — Continu ed
F u el and u t i l i t i e s 2/
Househ o ld
Gas
F u el
fu rn ­
and
is h in g s
o il
e le c ­
T o tal
and
and
tr ic opera­
coal
ity
tio n
9 2 .1
100.0
100.0
7 1 .1
9 7.8
94.6
9 5 .9
9 7 .8
9 7 .8
9 8 .1
9 5 .7
9 7.8
9 7.8
9 7.8
9 7 .4

A p pa rel and upkeep

T o tal

Men's
and
boys'

Women's
and
g ir ls ’

r

(February 1965*100)
—

F o ot­
wear

T r a n s p o r ta tio n

T o tal

P r iv a t e P u b lic

H ea lth and r e c r e a t io n

T o tal

Med­
ic a l
ca re

P er­
so n al
care

Read­
in g
and
recrea ­
t io n

Other
goods
and
serv­
ic e s

Date

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

io
t
H

•g
z

9 9 .5
9 9 .5
9 9 .5
9 9.5
99.6

99 .2
100.0
99.9
9 8 .4
9 8 .5

100.9
100.0
100.3
1 0 1 .1
10 1.9

9 7 .6
100.0
99.8
9 6 .2
94.9

10 0 .7
100.0
100.2
100.2
102.0

10 0 .4
100.0
10 2.2
1 0 1 .2
98.3

10 0 .4
100.0
10 2 .3
10 1 .3
98.0

100.9
100.0
100.0
100.0
10 3 .2

10 0 .1
100.0
100.2
9 9 .9
10 0 .4

100.9
100.0
100.6
10 1.0
1 0 1 .6

9 8.4
100.0
9 9 .4
96.9
9 7.8

100.6
100.0
10 0 .7
100.5
1 0 1.2

9 9 .9
100.0
9 9 .6
100.0
99.8

1965.

Average
Febru ary
May
Augus t
November

9 4 .7
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

9 9.8
9 9.5
9 9.8
9 9 .4
10 0 .4

100.4
98.9
100.6
100.8
10 1 .4

10 3 .6
1 0 1 .5
1 0 3 .1
104.0
10 5 .8

9 7 .1

10 6 .2
10 2 .7
106.8
10 6 .9
108 .2

100.4
9 9 .1
9 9 .3
99.6
103.8

100.2
98.8
99.0
9 9 .3
103.8

10 4 .3
10 4 .3
10 4 .3
10 4 .3
10 4 .3

10 1.6
100.8
10 1.0
1 0 1 .5
10 3 .3

106.2
10 3 .2
105.0
10 5 .9
1 1 0 .7

96.9
9 6 .3
9 6 .2
9 7 .3
9 7 .5

10 0 .7
10 1 .3
100.0
100.3
1 0 1 .2

100.6
100.2
100.7
10 0 .7
100.9

1966:

98.0
9 7 .6
9 7 .4

A verage
Febru ary
May
Augus t
November

9 5 .5
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

10 2.0
1 0 1 .4
1 0 1 .7
10 2 .3
10 2 .7

102.0
100.7
1 0 1 .7
1 0 1.5
10 4 .1

10 6 .2
10 4 .4
104.2
10 6 .4
10 9 .5

9 7 .0
9 5 .6
9 7 .7
9 5 .1
9 9 .3

1 1 0 .9
10 9 .6
1 1 0 .1
1 1 1 .7
1 1 2 .5

104.2
10 3 .3
10 3 .2
10 5 .3
10 4 .7

104.2
10 3 .3
1 0 3 .1
10 5 .4
10 4 .8

10 4 .2
10 4 .3
104.6
104.8
10 2 .8

10 5 .8
10 3 .4
1 0 4 .1
106.9
108.6

1 1 3 .8
1 1 1 .5
1 1 3 .4
1 1 4 .7
1 1 5 .7

98.5
9 7 .1
96.6
100.2
9 9 .9

1 0 2 .1
1 0 1 .1
1 0 1 .6
10 1.8
103.9

10 5.6
100.9
1 0 1 .1
108 .7
1 1 1 .7

1967:

A verage
F ebru ary
May
Augus t
November

100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0
100.0

<
D

99 .2
100.0
9 8 .5
98.5
99.9

104.8
10 3 .8
10 4 .7
104.6
106.3

10 8 .1
1 0 5 .1
1 0 7 .1
108.8
1 1 1 .7

1 1 4 .5

104.0
99.6
10 3.0
104.0
109.6

1 1 4 .2
1 1 2 .4
1 1 2 .9
1 1 5 .2
1 1 6 .5

106.6
10 5 .7
10 6 .3
106.8
10 7 .6

10 6 .7
10 5 .7
10 6 .4
106.9
10 7 .7

10 5 .5
1 0 5 .1
105.0
106.0
106.0

1 1 0 .1
108 .9
10 9 .7
11 0 .3
1 1 1 .3

1 1 6 .8
1 1 5 .7
1 1 5 .8
1 1 7 .1
1 1 8 .4

10 3 .3
100.5
10 2.2
10 4 .4
1 0 6 .1

10 5 .4
104.5
10 5 .2
10 5.6
106.2

1 1 2 .4
1 1 1 .7
1 1 3 .2
1 1 2 .0
1 1 2 .7

1966:

1 1 2 .9
1 1 5 .9
1 1 8 .1

Average
F ebru ary
May
Au gu st
November

111.0

95.9

See fo o tn o te s a t end o f t a b l e .

T a b le C.

Consumer P r ic e In d e x , M ajor Groups and Su bgrou ps, by Q u a r te r , 19 6 4 -6 8 — Continued

SAN FRANCISCO-OAKLAND. CALIFORNIA—Continued
Hous in g — C ontinued
F u el and u t i l i t i e s 2/
Househ old
Gas
F u el
fu rn ­
and
i s h in g s
o il
e le c ­
T o tal
and
and
tr ic opera­
coal
ity
t io n

A p pa rel and upkeep 1 7 ---------

T o tal

Men's
and
boys'

Women' s
and
g ir ls '

F o ot­
wear

. 'o

(1957-59= 10 0 )
T r a n sp o r ta tio n

T o tal

H ea lth and r e c r e a t io n

P r iv a te P u b lic

T o tal

Med­
ic a l
ca re

Per­
so n al
care

Read­
in g
and
recrea­
t io n

Other
goods
and
serv­
ic e s

Date

10 3.0
89.0
1 0 7 .5
10 6 .5
10 6 .5

100.4
7 1 .5
10 9 .5
10 7 .6
10 7 .6

10 3 .9
10 3 .9
103.8
104.0
10 3 .9

10 8 .8
10 8 .7
10 8 .7
10 8 .7
109.3

iu o . o
10 5 .3
10 5 .2
106.3
10 7 .0

lU J. /
104.3
10 3 .9
102.8
103.8

lii
1 1 1 .8
1 1 1 .8
1 1 1 .8
1 1 2 .0

1 1 1 .1
110 .6
1 1 1 .4
1 1 0 .7
1 1 2 .4

1 1 2 .4
1 1 1 .9
1 1 2 .7
1 1 2 .0
1 1 3 .8

1 0 1 .1
1 0 1 .1
1 0 1 .1
1 0 1 .1
1 0 1 .1

1 1 3 .7
1 1 2 .9
1 1 3 .5
1 1 4 .3
1 1 4 .7

1 2 1 .4
12 0 .4
1 2 1 .3
12 2 .4
12 2 .4

1 1 5 .6
1 1 4 .2
1 1 5 .5
1 1 6 .8
1 1 7 .6

109.0
10 8 .1
108.9
109.2
1 10 .0

108.8
108.6
108 .2
10 9 .2
1 0 9 .1

1964:

A verage
March
June
September
December

10 2 .2
10 6 .2
105.0
10 3 .6
10 3 .6

1C 7 .6
10 7 . b
10 / .b
10 7 .6
10 7 .6

104.8
104.2
10 4 .4
1 0 5 .1
106.0

1 1 0 .4
1 1 0 .1
1 1 0 .7
1 1 0 .1
1 1 1 .2

10 8 .1
10 7 .3
10 7 .6
108 .6
109.6

10 5 .5
10 5 .4
10 6 .5
104.6
10 6 .3

1 1 2 .7
1 1 2 .1
ii2 .3
1 1 2 .7
1 1 4 .6

1 1 1 .9
1 1 1 .9
H i.9
1 1 1 .3
1 1 2 .6

1 1 3 .3
1 1 3 .3
1 1 3 .^
1 1 2 .6
1 1 4 .1

100.8
100.8
1UU .o
100.6
10 1.0

1 1 5 .4
1 1 5 .4
iib .b
1 1 5 .2
1 1 6 .0

12 4 .4
12 3 .9
12 4 .3
12 4 .4
12 6 .2

1 1 8 .9
llb .l
1 1 9 .2
1 1 9 .3
1 1 9 .6

1 0 9 .1
1 1 0 .2
109.3
108.0
10 8 .4

1 1 0 .2
1U9.6
1 1 0 .4
1 1 0 .4
1 1 0 .9

1965:

A verage
March
June
September
December

10 7 .9
1U/ .O
10 7 .6
10 8 .5
10 8 .5

106.8
iUb .<
+
1 0 7 .1
106.8
10 7 .6

1 1 3 .3
ij.2 .7
1 1 3 .2
1 1 3 .9
1 1 4 .7

1 1 0 .1
lu y .b
1 10 .0
109.8
1 1 1 .7

10 9 .7
10 9 .3
109.9
1 1 0 .5
1 10 .2

1 1 7 .8
J lb .6
.
1 1 7 .7
1 1 9 .3
12 0 .4

1 1 2 .8
1 1 2 .6
1 1 1 .5
1 1 3 .6
1 1 4 .1

1 1 4 .2
1 1 3 .9
1 1 2 .8
1 1 5 .0
1 1 5 .5

10 2.2
10 2 .2
10 2.2
10 2 .4
10 2 .4

1 1 8 .2
1 1 6 .8
118 .0
11 9 .0
10 2 .4

1 3 1 .1
128.0
13 0 .4
1 3 3 .4
13 5 .5

1 2 1 .0
1 1 9 .8
120.8
1 2 1 .6
12 3.0

108 .9
108.8
1 0 9 .1
10 8 .4
10 9 .7

1 1 2 .1
1 1 1 .1
1 1 1 .9
1 1 2 .9
1 1 3 .1

1966:

Average
March
June
September
Deceniier

108 .3
10 8 .5
10 8 .1
10 8 .1
10 8 .1

109.6
108 .2
108 .8
1 1 1 .0
1 1 1 .6

1 18 .0
1 1 6 .i
1 1 6 .4
120.6
12 0 .9

1 1 5 .0
j.14.0
1 1 4 .2
1 1 6 .9
1 1 6 .7

1 1 4 .3
1 1 1 .4
1 1 1 .5
1 1 8 .6
1 1 8 .2

1 2 3 .7
12 2.0
1 2 2 .4
12 4 .9
12 8 .3

1 1 5 .8
1 1 4 .2
1 1 5 .8
1 1 6 .9
1 1 7 .6

1 1 7 .4
1 1 5 .7
1 1 7 .4
1 1 8 .5
1 1 9 .3

102.8
10 2.6
10 2.9
10 2 .9
10 3 .2

1 2 3 .3
1 2 1 .3
1 2 1 .6
12 5 .3
12 7 .0

139 .0
138 .0
138 .8
140.0
1 4 1 .3

12 3 .8
12 2.8
1 2 1 .7
1 2 5 .1
12 7 .0

1 1 1 .4
110 .0
1 1 0 .8
1 1 2 .5
1 1 3 .6

1 1 7 .6
1 1 3 .0
1 1 3 .1
12 2 .7
1 2 6 .1

1967:

Average
March
June
September
December

10 8 .4
10 8 .4
10 8 .4
108 .4
10 8 .4

1 1 4 .3
1 1 3 .3
1 1 3 .6
1 1 5 .3
1 1 6 .5

12 4 .7
12 2 .9
1 2 4 .1
1 2 6 .5
1 2 7 .4

1 2 1 .0
1 1 9 .4
1 1 9 .0
12 3 .6
1 2 4 .7

12 2.0
1 1 9 .8
1 2 1 .9
1 2 4 .1
1 2 4 .1

1 3 1 .3
12 9.8
1 3 1 .6
1 3 1 .8
134 .0

1 1 9 .0
1 1 8 .3
1 1 9 .1
1 1 9 .3
12 0 .3

120.8
120.0
120.9
1 2 1 .1
1 2 2 .1

10 3 .5
10 3 .4
10 3 .4
10 3 .4
10 3 .8

12 9 .7
12 9.0
1 2 9 .4
130 .3
1 3 1 .6

14 5 .8
14 4 .7
14 5 .6
14 6 .7
14 8 .5

12 9 .7
12 8 .4
129.0
130 .3
1 3 3 .1

1 1 5 .5
1 1 5 .1
1 1 5 .1
1 1 6 .3
1 1 6 .4

12 7 .6
1 2 7 .4
1 2 7 .5
12 7 .6
129.0

1968:

A verage
March
June
September
December

10 3 .3
10 1 .4
10 3 .7
104.2
104.2
10 2 .4
102.5
10 2 .4
10 2 .4
102.0
10 2 .4
10 2 .3
10 2 .3
10 2 .3
10 4 .4

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10 .7
9
109.4
19
0 .1
10
1 .3
10
1 .1
11
1 .0
19
0 .8
10
1 .8
111.5
11
1 .8
14
1 .1
12
1 .6
113.7
14
1 .5
15
1 .6
11 .5
7
15
1 .9
16
1 .8
18
1 .2
19
1 .2
12 .3
2
10
2 .2
11
2 .1
13
2 .2
12 .5
4

T
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T
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18
0 .7
18
0 .7
17
0 .9
19
0 .1
18
0 .7
10
1 .3
18
0 .6
10
1 .5
11
1 .1
19
0 .2
14
1 .1
11 .9
2
114.4
14
1 .9
14
1 .7
14
1 .6
13
1 .5
13
1 .6
15
1 .2
15
1 .8
18
1 .8
17
1 .1
18
1 .2
19
1 .8
19
1 .8

16
0 .3
16
0 .3
15
0 .1
16
0 .7
16
0 .3
18
0 .0
16
0 .0
108.4
18
0 .8
16
0 .3
11
1 .6
10
1 .6
11 .2
2
12
1 .5
11
1 .5
10
1 .7
19
0 .9
109.8
11
1 .2
11
1 .7
13
1 .9
12
1 .7
13
1 .7
14
1 .8
14
1 .0

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11 .9
0
11 .5
0
10
1 .3
10
1 .9
11 .9
1
18
0 .7
10
1 .5
19
0 .2
19
0 .1
10 .0
3
18
0 .1
16
0 .7
10 .8
7
18
0 .8
11 .6
0
11 .7
0
11
1 .2
10
1 .3
11
1 .1
10
1 .6
19
0 .2
19
0 .7
19
0 .9
10
1 .5
107.4

10
0 .9
11
0 .0
100.4
11
0 .2
10
0 .9
11
0 .5
10
0 .2
11
0 .1
12
0 .2
10
0 .1
11
0 .9
12
0 .2
11
0 .8
11
0 .7
12
0 .8
9 .7
9
99.9
9 .9
8
99.4
99.4
11
0 .2
10
0 .3
9 .6
8
102.4
103.0

19
1 .6
19
1 .5
19
1 .7
19
1 .6
19
1 .6
12 .7
0
19
1 .9
10
2 .1
11
2 .0
11
2 .5
15
2 .5
123.4
14
2 .6
15
2 .5
18
2 .5
11
3 .3
129.4
10
3 .1
12
3 .3
13
3 .1
19
3 .3
15
3 .8
17
3 .1
10
4 .8
14 .6
3

11 .7
0
10
1 .1
11 .0
0
11 .5
1
11
1 .1
10
1 .8
10
1 .6
10
1 .2
11 .9
0
11
1 .6
12
1 .9
11
1 .1
12
1 .3
13
1 .3
11 .6
4
17
1 .6
11 .8
5
16
1 .7
18
1 .5
19
1 .5
13
2 .9
11
2 .3
12
2 .1
15
2 .0
17
2 .0

14
1 .2
13
1 .9
12
1 .7
15
1 .4
14
1 .8
14
1 .6
14
1 .1
13
1 .8
14
1 .6
15
1 .7
17
1 .7
15
1 .2
11 .6
6
18
1 .8
10
2 .1
14
2 .6
12
2 .2
12
2 .9
15
2 .9
127.4
13
3 .5
19
2 .5
10
3 .2
15
3 .6
13 .4
8

18
0 .9
19
0 .7
18
0 .9
18
0 .7
108.4
18
0 .5
18
0 .3
18
0 .2
18
0 .2
19
0 .2
11
1 .3
19
0 .3
19
0 .8
12
1 .1
14
1 .1
16
1 .9
15
1 .0
16
1 .2
17
1 .5
19
1 .0
122.4
120.4
12 .5
1
13
2 .1
12 .6
4

15
1 .3
14
1 .8
113.4
16
1 .9
16
1 .2
11 .9
5
115.4
15
1 .0
16
1 .0
17
1 .2
19
1 .2
16
1 .5
18
1 .2
10
2 .3
11
2 .5
126.4
13
2 .8
14
2 .5
17
2 .9
19
2 .5
16
3 .3
11
3 .8
12
3 .2
18
3 .9
12
4 .1

12
0 .0
12
0 .8
9 .3
9
14
0 .0
12
0 .1
16
0 .5
10
0 .5
12
0 .9
10
1 .0
18
0 .5
15
1 .3
14
1 .8
15
1 .5
16
1 .7
12
1 .9
10
1 .9
10
1 .2
17
0 .8
12
1 .5
12
1 .5
13
1 .1
10
1 .8
12
1 .0
14
1 .7
14
1 .3

10
1 .7
18
0 .7
10 .8
8
11
1 .7
11 .5
2
12
1 .7
112.4
112.9
13
1 .1
11 .9
1
11 .8
6
12
1 .3
11 .9
6
11 .5
9
11 .5
9
120.6
19
1 .5
19
1 .6
10
2 .2
123.4
14
2 .3
12
2 .6
122.4
15
2 .7
15
2 .2

13
1 .2
13
1 .9
14
1 .3
10
1 .7
110.4
14
1 .1
13
1 .9
13
2 .3
11
1 .1
17
0 .1
15
1 .5
15
1 .7
19
1 .1
15
1 .9
13
1 .7
15
1 .9
12
1 .3
18
1 .5
16
1 .7
16
1 .6
16
2 .6
15
2 .8
12
3 .5
14
2 .7
122.4

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9 4 8 C tin ed
WASHINGTON, D.C.

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F ru ry --eb a
M
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F b a --e ru ry
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18
0 .1
17
0 .3
17
0 .5
18
0 .7
18
0 .9
19
0 .6
18
0 .8
19
0 .5
19
0 .6
10
1 .5
13
1 .3
11
1 .9
12
1 .8
14
1 .0
14
1 .6
16
1 .5
15
1 .1
15
1 .7
17
1 .3
17
1 .8
12
2 .0
19
1 .1
11
2 .0
13
2 .1
14
2 .9

16
0 .0
14
0 .9
14
0 .9
17
0 .5
16
0 .3
18
0 .4
16
0 .1
17
0 .4
19
0 .3
19
0 .3
14
1 .0
13
1 .2
13
1 .6
15
1 .8
13
1 .5
15
1 .9
14
1 .7
14
1 .4
18
1 .0
16
1 .0
11
2 .3
17
1 .2
10
2 .7
13
2 .0
14
2 .1

13
0 .8
12
0 .7
12
0 .4
15
0 .6
13
0 .8
15
0 .9
13
0 .5
14
0 .9
16
0 .8
16
0 .5
11
1 .8
11
1 .5
11
1 .3
14
1 .1
1U
1 .5
12
1 .4
11
1 .2
10
1 .6
14
1 .9
11
1 .8
17
1 .2
13
1 .0
17
1 .0
19
1 .3
19
1 .4

(1 5 -5 = 0 )
97 9 10
Fo
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Fo a hm
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19
0 .3
18
0 .6
19
0 .3
19
0 .8
10
1 .2
10
1 .5
19
0 .3
10
1 .6
11
1 .0
11
1 .0
10
1 .9
10
1 .1
19
0 .9
10
1 .7
12
1 .4
12
1 .0
12
1 .3
13
1 .0
13
1 .0
12
1 .9
11
1 .5
12
1 .6
12
1 .4
16
1 .1

9 .7
5
9 .8
4
9 .3
2
96.8
9 .9
6
12
0 .7
9 .3
6
9 .7
7
16
0 .5
15
0 .9
11
1 .3
14
1 .3
11
1 .4
11
1 .8
16
0 .7
10
1 .5
18
0 .8
17
0 .5
14
1 .4
10
1 .3
14
1 .6
10
1 .0
15
1 .7
18
1 .0
17
1 .9

15
0 .4
13
0 .6
13
0 .8
17
0 .1
16
0 .7
17
0 .0
16
0 .9
16
0 .9
16
0 .9
17
0 .2
14
1 .8
17
0 .7
11
1 .9
117.S
10
2 .8
10
2 .2
19
1 .8
10
2 .1
10
2 .0
19
1 .5
13
2 .0
19
1 .5
13
2 .2
13
2 .3
14
2 .7

11
1 .3
18
0 .1
12
1 .3
18
1 .4
16
0 .5
19
0 .7
18
0 .5
15
1 .5
17
0 .6
13
0 .9
15
1 .5
14
1 .3
16
1 .5
14
2 .7
19
0 .9
15
1 .9
12
1 .8
13
1 .9
11
2 .3
10
1 .8
15
2 .8
17
1 .5
17
2 .8
19
2 .8
13
2 .8

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14
0 .1
14
0 .7
13
0 .5
14
0 .1
14
0 .3
12
0 .5
13
0 .1
11
0 .5
11
0 .7
13
0 .7
16
0 .0
15
0 .7
15
0 .2
17
0 .1
16
0 .8
15
0 .6
15
0 .3
13
0 .2
16
0 .7
17
0 .0
11
1 .0
18
0 .5
17
0 .4
12
1 .3
14
1 .0

16
1 .1
14
1 .8
15
1 .6
16
1 .8
17
1 .1
19
1 .2
17
1 .3
18
1 .3
10
2 .2
11
2 .2
14
2 .3
12
2 .0
14
2 .0
14
2 .8
16
2 .0
10
3 .4
19
2 .0
19
2 .6
11
3 .0
12
3 .3
17
3 .4
13
3 .3
15
3 .8
18
3 .3
12
4 .3

16
0 .6
15
0 .9
15
0 .7
17
0 .1
17
0 .5
18
0 .1
17
0 .6
17
0 .7
17
0 .9
19
0 .2
11
1 .7
10
1 .1
11
1 .0
12
1 .4
13
1 .4
13
1 .6
13
1 .0
12
1 .6
14
1 .1
14
1 .4
17
1 .7
15
1 .4
15
1 .9
19
1 .2
10
2 .4

16
0 .7
16
0 .0
15
0 .4
17
0 .6
17
0 .8
19
0 .7
18
0 .8
19
0 .0
19
0 .7
11
1 .5
14
1 .0
12
1 .3
12
1 .8
15
1 .0
16
1 .1
15
1 .8
15
1 .3
14
1 .4
116.4
17
1 .1
10
2 .5
18
1 .0
18
1 .1
12
2 .8
13
2 .1

11
1 .7
11
1 .0
11
1 .4
11
1 .9
12
1 .7
13
1 .7
13
1 .2
13
1 .5
13
1 .9
14
1 .2
15
1 .7
14
1 .9
15
1 .3
16
1 .2
16
1 .4
17
1 .3
16
1 .7
17
1 .1
17
1 .3
17
1 .9
19
1 .5
18
1 .5
19
1 .1
19
1 .8
10
2 .7

12
0 .8
12
0 .2
10
0 .8
14
0 .1
14
0 .0
16
0 .5
15
0 .4
15
0 .4
16
0 .2
18
0 .9
12
1 .1
10
1 .0
10
1 .4
13
1 .3
14
1 .8
13
1 .8
13
1 .3
11
1 .6
14
1 .6
15
1 .3
19
1 .6
16
1 .3
15
1 .9
13
2 .1
13
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T b C Cnu e P In ex Mjo G u s a d S b rou s, b Q a
a le . o s mr rice d , a r ro p n u g p y u rter, 1 6 -6 — o tin e
9 4 8 Cn u d
SEATTLE, WASHINGTON—Continued

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old
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T
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ad
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0 .6
0 .4 9 .6 1 2
9
ln.i 1 4
0 .2
19
0 .9 1 4 1 0
0 .0 0 .1 1 2
0 .5
11
1 .4 1 4 1 0
0 .0 0 .1 1 2
0 .3
11
1 .6 1 4 1 0
0 .7 0 .1 1 2
0 .6 9 .3 1 3
9
11
1 .6 1 5
0 .1
0 .2
10
1 .6 1 3
0 .6 9 .3 1 3
9
0 .2
10
1 .5 1 3
0 .4 9 .3 1 3
9
9
0 .7
10
1 .5 1 3
0 .4 9 .3 1 2
0 .2
0 .6 9 .3 1 3
10
1 .5 1 3
9
9
0 .5
11
1 .0 1 4
0 .0 9 .1 1 3
10
1 .2 1 4
0 .2 98.4 1 4
0 .2
19
0 .2 1 4
0 .6
0 .0 9 .0 1 3
9
0 .2
10
1 .9 1 4
0 .0 99.0 1 4
10
1 .2 1 4
0 .8
0 .0 9 .7 1 3
7
11
1 .4 10 .4 9 .0 1 5
5
0 .3
8
11
1 .7 1 6
0 .5 9 .0 1 6
8
0 .9
0 .8
11
1 .5 1 5
0 .9 98.0 1 5
11
1 .6 1 5
0 .9 9 .0 1 6
0 .8
8
11
1 .6 1 6
0 .3 97.9 1 7
0 .4
12
1 .2 1 8
0 .1 97.9 1 7
0 .5
12
1 .7 1 9
0 .7 97.9 1 0
1 .7
12
1 .5 1 9
0 .3 97.9 1 9
0 .4
12
1 .7 1 9
0 .8 97.9 1 0
1 .9
12
1 .6 1 9
0 .8 97.9 1 0
1 .5
13
1 .1 1 9
0 .8 9 .9 1 2
7
1 .0

(1 5 -5 = 0 )
97 9 10
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18
0 .3
17
0 .7
15
0 .5
11
1 .8
18
0 .3
10
1 .8
16
0 .7
12
1 .4
11
1 .9
12
1 .1
13
1 .0
11
1 .7
10
1 .6
13
1 .5
16
1 .1
17
1 .8
15
1 .1
18
1 .2
18
1 .5
19
1 .2
19
1 .9
19
1 .2
18
1 .4
10
2 .7
11
2 .1

11
1 .3
10
1 .4
11
1 .3
11
1 .6
11
1 .9
15
1 .5
11
1 .5
12
1 .0
19
1 .1
19
1 .4
19
1 .3
18
1 .6
19
1 .4
19
1 .2
19
1 .7
12
2 .2
11
2 .1
11
2 .4
13
2 .0
13
2 .4
15
2 .0
13
2 .5
13
2 .6
15
2 .9
16
2 .9

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A p rel a d u k e 5/
p a n p ep

18
0 .0
18
0 .4
1S
0 .8
16
0 .6
18
0 .4
18
0 .7
18
0 .2
18
0 .6
17
0 .8
10
1 .0
11
1 .8
11
1 .0
12
1 .1
11
1 .2
12
1 .9
15
1 .7
14
1 .0
15
1 .6
15
1 .9
17
1 .5
18
1 .9
17
1 .2
18
1 .6
18
1 .8
11
2 .0

11
1 .3
10
1 .8
12
1 .0
11
1 .2
13
1 .3
13
1 .3
12
1 .6
12
1 .7
12
1 .8
14
1 .8
16
1 .4
15
1 .9
15
1 .8
16
1 .3
17
1 .6
18
1 .5
18
1 .3
17
1 .8
18
1 .3
19
1 .7
11
2 .8
19
1 .7
10
2 .4
12
2 .6
14
2 .6

16
0 .4
17
0 .9
18
0 .4
12
0 .9
16
0 .3
16
0 .9
16
0 .9
17
0 .1
15
0 .1
18
0 .2
19
0 .3
19
0 .8
10
1 .6
17
0 .4
19
0 .3
14
1 .8
11
1 .1
15
1 .8
15
1 .2
17
1 .4
16
1 .2
15
1 .3
17
1 .1
14
1 .8
17
1 .3

13
1 .6
13
1 .6
13
1 .3
13
1 .3
13
1 .4
15
1 .2
13
1 .1
14
1 .9
15
1 .2
17
1 .6
12
2 .7
18
1 .5
12
2 .1
13
2 .6
16
2 .7
18
2 .4
17
2 .8
16
2 .9
18
2 .4
10
3 .3
14
3 .9
12
3 .2
14
3 .0
15
3 .3
18
3 .3

19
0 .6
18
0 .9
17
0 .0
12
1 .4
10
1 .2
12
1 .5
18
0 .9
13
1 .8
13
1 .5
13
1 .6
14
1 .3
13
1 .2
12
1 .3
14
1 .7
17
1 .0
18
1 .6
16
1 .2
18
1 .7
19
1 .4
19
1 .9
10
2 .6
10
2 .0
19
1 .4
11
2 .4
11
2 .7

10
2 .3
18
1 .7
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18
1 .7
14
2 .9
15
2 .7
15
2 .6
15
2 .6
15
2 .8
15
2 .8
15
2 .3
15
2 .1
15
2 .1
15
2 .4
15
2 .4
16
2 .5
15
2 .4
15
2 .4
17
2 .6
17
2 .6
18
2 .6
18
2 .2
18
2 .6
18
2 .8
18
2 .8

10
1 .0
19
0 .3
19
0 .8
10
1 .1
10
1 .8
12
1 .5
10
1 .6
11
1 .4
13
1 .4
14
1 .5
16
1 .7
15
1 .0
16
1 .4
17
1 .1
18
1 .5
10
2 .4
18
1 .7
19
1 .3
11
2 .0
12
2 .4
15
2 .2
12
2 .7
14
2 .2
16
2 .2
17
2 .7

12
1 .6
11
1 .2
12
1 .2
13
1 .1
13
1 .9
17
1 .3
14
1 .6
16 7
1.
17
1 .7
10
2 .2
14
2 .6
11
2 .1
13
2 .2
15
2 .4
18
2 .8
11
3 .3
18
2 .6
19
2 .8
12
3 .3
14
3 .4
19
3 .1
16
3 .0
18
3 .0
10
4 .2
12
4 .1

17
0 .0
17
0 .0
16
0 .6
16
0 .4
18
0 .4
18
0 .0
17
0 .9
19
0 .1
17
0 .6
17
0 .0
11
1 .0
19
0 .0
10
1 .9
11
1 .9
12
1 .2
14
1 .3
13
1 .0
13
1 .4
14
1 .6
16
1 .2
17
1 .6
16
1 .2
15
1 .6
17
1 .8
10
2 .6

17
0 .2
17
0 .0
17
0 .1
17
0 .2
17
0 .5
17
0 .1
16
0 .9
17
0 .1
16
0 .5
17
0 .9
19
0 .8
18
0 .6
19
0 .8
10
1 .1
10
1 .9
11
1 .8
10
1 .5
10
1 .7
12
1 .3
13
1 .8
16
1 .7
13
1 .2
16
1 .5
17
1 .9
19
1 .1

Se footnotes a e d of table.
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T b C Cnu e P In ex Mjo G u s a d S b rou s, b Q a
a le . o s mr rice d , a r ro p n u g p y u rter, 1 6 -6 — on u
9 4 8 C tin ed
WASHINGTON, D.C.— Continued

Hu g Cn u d
o sin — o tin e
F e a d utilities 2/ Hu ul n
o se
old
Gs h rn
a
fu ­
Fe
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ad
n
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oil elec­ ish gs
T
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ad
n
ad
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coal tric- op ­
ity
tion
0 .1 0 .7 1 5
15
0 .7 1 1 1 6
0 .3
0 .1 0 .3 1 4
0 .2
15
0 .4 1 6 1 5
0 .9 1 5
0 .6
15
0 .6 9 .6 1 6
8
0 .9 1 5
0 .0
15
0 .6
98.4 1 6
0 .0 0 .9 1 6
0 .2
15
0 .8 1 0 1 6
8
11
0 .3 1 1
0 .4 9 .2 1 6
0 .5
11
0 .5 1 4
0 .5 9 .3 1 6
8
0 .3
8
10
0 .7
9 .6 9 .0 1 7
8
0 .1
10
0 .7
9 .6 9 .3 1 5
8
7
0 .8
10
0 .6 1 2
0 .7 9 .6 1 6
6
0 .6
13
0 .7 1 6 1 3
0 .2 0 .5 1 8
0 .2
0 .6 0 .0 1 6
0 .9
12
0 .4 1 5 1 4
14
0 .7 1 5 1 4
0 .4 0 .4 1 8
0 .1
14
0 .9 1 5 1 5
0 .4 0 .0 1 7
0 .8
0 .0 0 .8 1 9
14
0 .5 1 8 1 3
0 .9
14
0 .5 1 1 1 3
1 .3 0 .4 1 1
1 .3
14
0 .7 1 0 1 3
1 .2 0 .8 1 0
1 .1
14 ’ 1 0 1 3
0.
1 .2 0 .8 1 0
1 .9
14
0 .9 1 2 1 3
1 .4 0 .8 1 1
1 .7
13
0 .7 1 2 1 2
1 .8 0 .2 1 2
1 .2
14
0 .2 1 5 1 2
1 .8
1 .0 0 .1 1 6
1 .8 0 .5 1 4
13
0 .3 1 2 1 1
1 .3
1 .8 0 .6 1 6
13
0 .1 1 5 1 0
1 .3
14
0.
16 12
1 .1 0 .8 1 6
1 .4
15
0 .6 1 6 1 3
1 .2 0 .9 1 0
2 .3

A p rel a d u ke 3/
p a n pep

(1 5 -5 = 0 )
97 910
T n ortation
ra sp

H lth a d recreation
ea n
Ra ­
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Mn Wmn F
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M­ P
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d
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T
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n
n
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boys' girls' e r
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re
tion

Oe
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serv­
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a

17
0 .8
17
0 .2
18
0 .0
17
0 .8
18
0 .1
18
0 .4
17
0 .1
19
0 .2
17
0 .6
19
0 .4
12
1 .2
19
0 .8
12
1 .3
12
1 .0
14
1 .7
17
1 .6
15
1 .4
17
1 .4
17
1 .2
10
2 .2
16
2 .3
11
2 .3
16
2 .3
17
2 .1
10
3 .6

14
0 .0
13
0 .6
13
0 .9
14
0 .2
14
0 .3
15
0 .1
14
0 .4
15
0 .0
15
0 .3
15
0 .7
17
0 .1
15
0 .8
16
0 .5
16
0 .5
19
0 .5
12
1 .5
10
1 .9
12
1 .0
13
1 .3
13
1 .8
16
1 .0
14
1 .6
15
1 .0
16
1 .1
118.j

1 6 Aera e
94 v g
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95 v ra e
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98 v g
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15
0 .4
14
0 .8
15
0 .3
16
0 .1
15
0 .7
16
0 .2
14
0 .0
15
0 .5
16
0 .4
18
0 .6
10
1 .9
18
0 .4
10
1 .4
10
1 .2
14
1 .4
16
1 .6
15
1 .1
16
1 .7
16
1 .9
18
1 .0
13
2 .6
17
1 .2
11
2 .9
15
2 .2
10
3 .0

16
0 .0
15
0 .4
16
0 .6
15
0 .7
16
0 .3
15
0 .5
14
0 .5
18
0 .2
13
0 .8
15
0 .1
17
0 .9
15
0 .3
19
0 .0
17
0 .2
11 .0
0
13
1 .5
19
0 .8
13
1 .6
12
1 .3
18
1 .2
14
2 .3
18
1 .8
15
2 .6
14
2 .5
18
2 .4

13
1 .2
12
1 .1
13
1 .2
13
1 .2
14
1 .0
15
1 .9
13
1 .9
15
1 .8
15
1 .4
18
1 .2
13
2 .0
19
1 .5
12
2 .6
14
2 .0
15
2 .8
18
2 .4
17
2 .0
17
2 .0
18
2 .4
11
3 .2
16
3 .5
14
3 .0
17
3 .2
19
3 .4
13
4 .2

19
0 .2
18
0 .7
18
0 .6
19
0 .0
10
1 .5
10
1 .2
10
1 .4
10
1 .4
19
0 .8
10
1 .3
11
1 .2
10
1 .1
11
1 .1
11
1 .2
12
1 .5
15
1 .2
12
1 .5
15
1 .2
15
1 .6
17
1 .0
19
1 .5
18
1 .1
18
1 .7
19
1 .9
11
2 .4

18
0 .2
17
0 .9
17
0 .8
17
0 .8
19
0 .5
19
0 .1
19
0 .4
19
0 .2
18
0 .6
19
0 .1
10
1 .2
18
0 .9
10
1 .0
10
1 .2
11
1 .6
13
1 .4
11
1 .6
13
1 .0
13
1 .7
15
1 .1
17
1 .4
16
1 .0
16
1 .6
18
1 .0
19
1 .0

15
1 .2
13
1 .8
13
1 .8
16
1 .6
16
1 .7
17
1 .4
16
1 .9
17
1 .5
17
1 .5
17
1 .5
17
1 .7
17
1 .7
17
1 .7
17
1 .7
17
1 .7
15
2 .7
18
1 .0
13
2 .2
18
2 .2
18
2 .2
12
3 .9
11
3 .3
11
3 .8
11
3 .7
15
3 .4

14
1 .4
13
1 .3
14
1 .1
14
1 .7
15
1 .3
16
1 .1
15
1 .7
16
1 .4
15
1 .7
16
1 .5
19
1 .2
17
1 .7
18
1 .4
19
1 .5
11
2 .2
14
2 .9
12
2 .7
14
2 .1
15
2 .5
17
2 .2
12
3 .2
19
2 .7
11
3 .4
12
3 .4
15
3 .4

18
2 .4
17
2 .3
18
2 .5
18
2 .6
19
2 .2
12
3 .1
130.4
11
3 .2
12
3 .9
13
3 .7
19
3 .0
15
3 .7
18
3 .3
10
4 .1
11
4 .7
10
5 .7
16
4 .6
19
4 .5
10
5 .9
15
5 .9
14
6 .8
10
6 .8
13
6 .9
15
6 .4
19
6 .2

18
0 .5
16
0 .8
18
0 .6
19
0 .2
19
0 .6
19
0 .8
19
0 .7
10
1 .8
18
0 .5
10
1 .0
11
1 .3
11
1 .3
10
1 .9
11
1 .1
12
1 .2
13
1 .4
11
1 .6
12
1 .5
14
1 .5
14
1 .6
19
1 .0
16
1 .7
18
1 .5
19
1 .0
11
2 .7

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14
1 .3
13
1 .1
13
1 .5
14
1 .7
15
1 .7
15
1 .2
15
1 .7
16
1 .3
14
1 .0
14
1 .6
17
1 .1
16
1 .1
16
1 .1
17
1 .6
18
1 .7
10
2 .4
18
1 .8
19
1 .7
11
2 .0
11
2 .7
16
2 .2
13
2 .9
15
2 .5
16
2 .3
19
2 .3

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T b D Cnu e P In ex, S
a le . o s mr rice d pecial G p 1 6 -6
rou s, 9 4 8
U.S. CITY AVERAGE

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18
0 .1
17
0 .7
17
0 .6
17
0 .7
17
0 .8
17
0 .8
18
0 .0
18
0 .3
18
0 .2
18
0 .4
18
0 .5
18
0 .7
18
0 .8
19
0 .9
18
0 .9
18
0 .9
19
0 .0
19
0 .3
19
0 .6
10
1 .1
10
1 .2
10
1 .0
10
1 .2
10
1 .4
10
1 .6
11
1 .0
13
1 .1
11
1 .0
11
1 .6
12
1 .0
12
1 .5
12
1 .6
12
1 .9
13
1 .3
13
1 .8
14
1 .1
14
1 .5
14
1 .6
14
1 .7
16
1 .3
14
1 .7
14
1 .8
15
1 .0
15
1 .3
15
1 .6
16
1 .0
16
1 .5
16
1 .9
17
1 .1
17
1 .5
17
1 .8
18
1 .2
11
2 .2
18
1 .6
19
1 .0
19
1 .5
19
1 .9
10
2 .3
10
2 .9
11
2 .5
11
2 .9
12
2 .2
12
2 .9
13
2 .4
13
2 .7

A
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m
less
shelter

A
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m
less
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18
0 .0
17
0 .6
17
0 .5
17
0 .5
17
0 .7
17
0 .7
17
0 .9
18
0 .2
18
0 .1
18
0 .2
18
0 .3
18
0 .5
18
0 .6
19
0 .6
18
0 .6
18
0 .6
18
0 .7
19
0 .1
19
0 .4
10
1 .0
10
1 .1
19
0 .8
10
1 .0
10
1 .2
10
1 .4
10
1 .8
12
1 .9
10
1 .8
11
1 .4
11
1 .9
12
1 .4
12
1 .4
12
1 .6
13
1 .1
13
1 .6
13
1 .9
14
1 .3
14
1 .4
14
1 .3
15
1 .9
14
1 .2
14
1 .3
14
1 .6
14
1 .8
15
1 .1
15
1 .6
16
1 .1
16
1 .5
16
1 .7
17
1 .1
17
1 .5
17
1 .7
10
2 .6
18
1 .2
18
1 .5
19
1 .1
19
1 .6
10
2 .0
10
2 .4
10
2 .8
11
2 .2
11
2 .5
12
2 .2
12
2 .5
12
2 .7

18
0 .9
18
0 .4
18
0 .4
18
0 .6
18
0 .6
18
0 .7
18
0 .8
18
0 .8
18
0 .9
19
0 .0
19
0 .2
19
0 .5
19
0 .6
10
1 .4
19
0 .8
19
0 .8
19
0 .9
10
1 .1
10
1 .3
10
1 .3
10
1 .2
10
1 .2
10
1 .6
10
1 .9
11
1 .2
11
1 .3
13
1 .0
11
1 .1
11
1 .3
11
1 .6
12
1 .2
12
1 .5
12
1 .8
13
1 .2
13
1 .4
13
1 .8
14
1 .4
14
1 .8
14
1 .9
16
1 .8
14
1 .8
15
1 .2
15
1 .4
15
1 .9
16
1 .3
16
1 .5
16
1 .8
17
1 .1
17
1 .7
18
1 .2
18
1 .7
18
1 .9
11
2 .9
19
1 .3
19
1 .7
10
2 .2
10
2 .6
11
2 .0
11
2 .6
12
2 .1
12
2 .6
13
2 .0
13
2 .8
14
2 .4
14
2 .7

(1 5 -5 = 0 u less oth ise specified)
97 910 n
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17
0 .5
17
0 .0
17
0 .0
17
0 .1
17
0 .1
17
0 .1
17
0 .3
17
0 .6
17
0 .6
17
0 .7
17
0 .9
18
0 .0
18
0 .1
19
0 .1
18
0 .2
18
0 .2
18
0 .3
18
0 .6
18
0 .8
19
0 .4
19
0 .4
19
0 .2
19
0 .4
19
0 .7
19
0 .9
10
1 .2
12
1 .3
10
1 .2
10
1 .7
11
1 .1
11
1 .7
11
1 .8
12
1 .1
12
1 .5
12
1 .9
13
1 .1
13
1 .6
13
1 .6
13
1 .7
15
1 .0
13
1 .6
13
1 .7
13
1 .8
14
1 .1
14
1 .4
14
1 .8
15
1 .2
15
1 .6
11 .8
5
16
1 .2
16
1 .5
16
1 .8
19
1 .7
17
1 .3
17
1 .6
18
1 .1
18
1 .5
18
1 .9
19
1 .5
10
2 .1
10
2 .5
10
2 .8
11
2 .5
11
2 .9
12
2 .2

15
0 .2
14
0 .9
14
0 .8
14
0 .8
14
0 .9
14
0 .8
15
0 .0
15
0 .3
15
0 .2
15
0 .4
15
0 .5
15
0 .6
15
0 .7
16
0 .4
15
0 .6
15
0 .5
15
0 .6
15
0 .9
16
0 .2
16
0 .9
16
0 .9
16
0 .6
16
0 .6
16
0 .9
17
0 .1
17
0 .4
19
0 .2
17
0 .4
18
0 .0
18
0 .4
18
0 .8
18
0 .8
19
0 .0
19
0 .3
19
0 .8
10
1 .0
10
1 .3
10
1 .2
10
1 .1
11
1 .2
19
0 .9
19
0 .9
10
1 .0
10
1 .2
10
1 .5
11
1 .0
11
1 .5
11
1 .9
12
1 .0
12
1 .4
12
1 .6
12
1 .9
15
1 .3
13
1 .2
13
1 .5
13
1 .9
14
1 .3
14
1 .7
15
1 .1
15
1 .5
15
1 .9
16
1 .1
16
1 .8
17
1 .1
17
1 .2

16
0 .0
15
0 .7
15
0 .6
15
0 .6
15
0 .6
15
0 .5
15
0 .8
16
0 .3
16
0 .1
16
0 .4
16
0 .4
16
0 .4
16
0 .5
17
0 .9
16
0 .3
16
0 .3
16
0 .4
17
0 .0
17
0 .5
18
0 .6
18
0 .7
18
0 .5
18
0 .6
18
0 .7
18
0 .9
19
0 .4
11
1 .8
19
0 .6
10
1 .6
11
1 .1
11
1 .4
11
1 .3
11
1 .5
11
1 .8
12
1 .5
12
1 .9
13
1 .1
12
1 .9
13
1 .0
14
1 .0
12
1 .7
12
1 .7
12
1 .9
13
1 .0
13
1 .2
13
1 .8
14
1 .3
14
1 .8
14
1 .9
15
1 .1
15
1 .3
15
1 .6
18
1 .4
16
1 .0
16
1 .4
16
1 .9
17
1 .3
17
1 .8
18
1 .2
18
1 .7
19
1 .2
19
1 .6
10
2 .2
10
2 .3
10
2 .7

13
0 .0
12
0 .9
12
0 .9
12
0 .9
12
0 .9
12
0 .8
12
0 .9
12
0 .9
12
0 .8
12
0 .8
13
0 .1
13
0 .5
13
0 .4
12
0 .6
13
0 .6
13
0 .3
13
0 .2
13
0 .0
12
0 .9
12
0 .6
12
0 .3
11
0 .8
11
0 .7
12
0 .1
12
0 .4
12
0 .4
12
0 .7
11
0 .9
11
0 .8
12
0 .0
12
0 .3
12
0 .5
12
0 .6
13
0 .0
13
0 .0
12
0 .7
13
0 .5
13
0 .5
13
0 .1
14
0 .3
12
0 .7
12
0 .8
12
0 .9
13
0 .4
13
0 .9
14
0 .1
14
0 .4
14
0 .7
14
0 .8
15
0 .7
16
0 .0
16
0 .1
17
0 .5
16
0 .3
16
0 .4
16
0 .6
16
0 .9
16
0 .9
17
0 .4
17
0 .6
17
0 .7
17
0 .6
18
0 .5
19
0 .3
18
0 .7

15
1 .2
14
1 .2
14
1 .3
14
1 .5
14
1 .8
14
1 .9
15
1 .1
15
1 .3
15
1 .4
15
1 .5
15
1 .7
16
1 .0
16
1 .2
17
1 .8
16
1 .6
16
1 .9
17
1 .0
17
1 .3
17
1 .5
17
1 .6
17
1 .8
17
1 .9
18
1 .5
18
1 .7
19
1 .0
19
1 .3
12
2 .3
19
1 .5
19
1 .7
10
2 .1
11
2 .1
11
2 .5
12
2 .0
12
2 .6
13
2 .0
13
2 .5
14
2 .1
14
2 .7
15
2 .2
17
2 .7
15
2 .5
15
2 .9
16
2 .3
16
2 .6
17
2 .0
17
2 .4
17
2 .7
18
2 .2
18
2 .7
19
2 .1
19
2 .6
10
3 .1
14
3 .3
10
3 .8
11
3 .3
12
3 .1
12
3 .5
13
3 .0
13
3 .9
14
3 .9
15
3 .5
16
3 .0
16
3 .6
17
3 .4
18
3 .1

Cm o itie less food
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14
0 .4
14
0 .3
14
0 .1
14
0 .3
14
0 .3
14
0 .3
14
0 .3
14
0 .3
14
0 .2
14
0 .3
14
0 .6
14
0 .8
14
0 .9
15
0 .1
14
0 .9
14
0 .7
14
0 .8
15
0 .0
15
0 .2
15
0 .1
14
0 .7
14
0 .7
14
0 .9
15
0 .3
15
0 .6
15
0 .7
16
0 .5
15
0 .3
15
0 .4
15
0 .6
16
0 .0
16
0 .3
16
0 .4
16
0 .7
16
0 .6
17
0 .0
17
0 .6
17
0 .8
17
0 .7
19
0 .2
17
0 .3
17
0 .6
17
0 .8
18
0 .4
18
0 .7
18
0 .9
19
0 .1
19
0 .4
10
1 .0
10
1 .6
11
1 .1
11
1 .1
13
1 .2
11
1 .2
11
1 .5
11
1 .9
12
1 .2
12
1 .5
13
1 .0
13
1 .2
13
1 .5
13
1 .9
14
1 .7
15
1 .3
15
1 .2

15
0 .7
15
0 .6
15
0 .3
15
0 .6
15
0 .6
15
0 .7
15
0 .6
15
0 .6
15
0 .6
15
0 .8
16
0 .0
16
0 .1
16
0 .3
17
0 .2
16
0 .1
16
0 .1
16
0 .2
16
0 .8
17
0 .2
17
0 .3
16
0 .9
17
0 .1
17
0 .7
18
0 .0
18
0 .3
18
0 .4
19
0 .7
18
0 .0
10 .3
8
18
0 .6
19
0 .0
19
0 .3
19
0 .5
19
0 .7
19
0 .6
10
1 .5
10
1 .9
11
1 .3
11
1 .4
13
1 .1
11
1 .0
11
1 .5
11
1 .8
12
1 .4
12
1 .7
12
1 .7
12
1 .8
13
1 .2
14
1 .1
14
1 .5
15
1 .2
15
1 .2
17
1 .7
15
1 .1
15
1 .6
16
1 .1
16
1 .4
17
1 .0
17
1 .5
17
1 .6
18
1 .1
18
1 .9
19
1 .7
10
2 .2
10
2 .3

14
0 .9
14
0 .2
14
0 .2
14
0 .5
14
0 .7
14
0 .9
14
0 .9
14
0 .7
14
0 .4
15
0 .1
15
0 .4
15
0 .7
15
0 .8
15
0 .8
14
0 .7
14
0 .9
15
0 .0
15
0 .3
15
0 .9
16
0 .0
15
0 .0
15
0 .3
16
0 .2
16
0 .9
17
0 .2
17
0 .2
18
0 .5
16
0 .2
16
0 .5
17
0 .1
17
0 .6
18
0 .3
18
0 .3
18
0 .1
17
0 .9
19
0 .7
10
1 .4
10
1 .9
11
1 .2
13
1 .0
10
1 .1
10
1 .7
11
1 .5
11
1 .9
12
1 .7
12
1 .8
12
1 .6
12
1 .7
14
1 .1
15
1 .1
15
1 .7
15
1 .9
19
1 .3
14
1 .8
15
1 .6
16
1 .6
17
1 .6
18
1 .7
19
1 .1
18
1 .9
19
1 .5
11
2 .5
12
2 .7
13
2 .4
13
2 .7

13
0 .6
12
0 .8
12
0 .9
13
0 .2
13
0 .5
13
0 .7
13
0 .7
13
0 .4
13
0 .1
13
0 .9
14
0 .2
14
0 .5
14
0 .6
14
0 .4
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13
0 .5
13
0 .7
14
0 .0
14
0 .6
14
0 .7
13
0 .6
13
0 .8
14
0 .8
15
0 .4
15
0 .7
15
0 .5
16
0 .3
14
0 .3
14
0 .6
15
0 .2
15
0 .6
16
0 .1
16
0 .0
15
0 .8
15
0 .5
17
0 .4
18
0 .1
18
0 .6
18
0 .8
10
1 .5
17
0 .6
18
0 .2
19
0 .0
19
0 .4
10
1 .2
10
1 .3
10
1 .0
10
1 .0
11
1 .7
12
1 .7
13
1 .4
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1 .5
16
1 .8
12
1 .2
12
1 .9
14
1 .0
15
1 .0
16
1 .2
16
1 .6
16
1 .3
16
1 .8
19
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10
2 .3
11
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11
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16
0 .2
16
0 .5
16
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16
0 .2
16
0 .1
16
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16
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16
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16
0 .3
16
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16
0 .3
16
0 .3
16
0 .7
18
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16
0 .9
16
0 .8
16
0 .9
17
0 .6
18
0 .0
18
0 .1
18
0 .0
18
0 .2
18
0 .5
18
0 .7
18
0 .9
19
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1 .3
19
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19
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1 .6
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1 .5
11
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1 .6
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1 .9
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1 .0
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1 .7
12
1 .6
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1 .7
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1 .0
13
1 .4
14
1 .1
14
1 .2
14
1 .8
14
1 .7
16
1 .8
15
1 .3
15
1 .5
15
1 .8
15
1 .8
16
1 .0
16
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16
1 .9
17
1 .3
17
1 .4
17
1 .9
18
1 .3
18
1 .3

63

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U.S. CITY AVERAGE— Continued

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1 .6
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2 .9
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2 .7
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2 .9
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2 .9
12
2 .9
13
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2 .7
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2 .7
11
2 .7
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2 .6
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2 .7
13
2 .0
10
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18
1 .9
19
1 .4
18
1 .7
18
1 .2
11 .8
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11 .8
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14
1 .0
15
1 .4
17
1 .4
17
1 .5
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2 .8
19
1 .3
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13
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14
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15
1 .9
18
1 .8
11
2 .4
12
2 .4
14
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15
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16
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16
2 .0
15
2 .6
14
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3 .2
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0 .9
13
1 .1 1 6
1 .3
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s
18
0 .0
19
0 .6
12
1 .9 1 5
1 .9
A item less food -------------------------------ll
s
18
0 .9
10
1 .4
13
1 .0 1 6
1 .8
A item less m ical care--------------------- -—
ll
s
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19
0 .1
17
0 .5
12
1 .3 1 5
1 .0
Cm o itie ---------------------------------------o md s
15
0 .2
16
0 .4
19
0 .2 1 1
1 .2
N d ra le -------------------------------------on u b s
16
0 .0
17
0 .9
11
1 .8 1 4
1 .0
D ra les ----------------------------------------ub
13
0 .0
12
0 .6
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0 .3
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1 .2
17
1 .8
2 .7
12
2 .3 1 7
Cm o itie less food -----------------------------o md s
14
0 .4
15
0 .1
16
0 .5 1 9
0 .2
N d ra les less food ---------------------------on u b
15
0 .7
17
0 .2
19
0 .7 1 3
1 .1
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n p arel
16
0 .2
18
0 .0
10
1 .3 1 3
1 .1
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98
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9 .9
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96.8
98.2
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17
1 .0
10
2 .0
15
2 .0 1 1
3 .1
H seh services less ren --------------------ou old
t
14
1 .8
17
1 .0
11
2 .5 1 7
2 .0
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ran ortation services -------------------------15
1 .0
19
1 .3
14
2 .3 1 8
2 .4
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13
2 .2
13
3 .9 1 5
17
2 .1
4 .6
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18
1 .5
11
2 .8
16
2 .5 1 1
3 .5
Food----------------------------------------------16
0 .4
18
0 .8
14
1 .2 1 5
1 .2
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14
0 .7
17
0 .2
12
1 .6 1 2
1 .3
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19
0 .6
11
1 .2
15
1 .8 1 8
1 .5
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0 .1
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1 .1 1 1
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14
0 .7
15
0 .0
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11
1 .8 1 6 7
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15
1 .3
15
1 .2
17
1 .6 1 7
1 .5
11
0 .6
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11
0 .8
13
0 .9 1 1
0 .9
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15
1 .2
13
2 .2 1 9
17
1 .8
2 .6
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17
0 .2
18
0 .5
11
1 .1 1 4
1 .3
18
0 .7
10
1 .6
14
1 .1 1 7
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1 .9
17
0 .8
18
0 .9
10
1 .4 1 2
1 .4
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0 .1
11
1 .4
15
1 .7 1 0
2 .2
Hmo nrs ip costs 4 ------------------------o e we h
J
10 .1
01
08
Mrtg g interest rates ---------------------o ae
05
1 .3
1 0.4 10 .5
1 0.5 10 .9 1 2
1 6.9 1 5
1 .0
P erty taxes---------- --------------------rop
12
2 .2
18
2 .8 1 6
3 .1
P erty in ran rates—
rop
su ce
-------------------- Dc. '6 1 4
e 3 1 .4
Min n n a d repairs ---------------------a te a ce n
19
0 .4
11
1 .7
16
1 .4 1 2
2 .3
9 .7
9
Cm o itie 5/ ----------------------------o md s
10
0 .4
12
0 .4 1 4
0 .8
12
0 .4
E
xterior h se p t --------------------ou ain
13
0 .3
15
0 .3 1 7
0 .9
e 6
Interior h se pain --------------------- Dc. 13 9 .7
ou
t
9
9 .9
9
0 .7
11
0 .3 1 3
e
S
ervices ----------------------------------- Dc. '63 1 1
0 .5
14
0 .3
19
0 .9 1 6
1 .7
4 .1
11
2 .4
17
2 .4
15
3 .7 1 8
R a tin living a d d in r o s ------ep in g
n in g o m
16
1 .2
3 .2
R in g roofs -----------------------esh glin
18
1 .7
14
2 .3 1 1
R in h se --------------------------- Dc. '6 1 1
esid g ou
e 3 0 .3
13
0 .2
17
0 .8 1 3
1 .1
R lacin sin s -------------------------ep g k
11
0 .7
14
0 .6
10
1 .7 1 8
1 .2
e 3 0 .6
13
0 .6
1 .8
R airin fu a ----------------------- Dc. '6 1 0
ep g rn ces
19
0 .0 1 5
F el a d utilities ------------------------------u n
17
0 .3
17
0 .2
0 .0
17
0 .7 1 9
F e oil a d coal -----------------------------ul
n
13
0 .5
15
0 .6
18
0 .3 1 1
1 .6
11
0 .0
F el oil, # --------------------------------u
2
13
0 .1
13
0 .8 1 9
0 .2
17
0 .8
18 1 1 8
0.
Gs a d electricity ---------------------------a n
17
0 .9
0 .5
Gas-----------------------------------------12
1 .8
13
1 .1
13
1 .8 1 3
1 .6
Electricity ---------------------------------12
0 .5
12
0 .0
12
0 .0 1 2
0 .9
O e utilities:
th r
R
esidential telep on services --------------h e
13
0 .0
10
0 .9 1 2
0 .2
14
0 .5
R
esidential w ter a d sew g services -----a n era e
18
1 .8
12
2 .0
16
2 .1 1 9
2 .5
12
0 .8
15
0 .0 1 8
0 .2
H se o fu ish gs a d operation _/ ----------ou h ld rn in n
6
13
0 .1
H sefu ish gs ------------------------------ou rn in
9 .9
7
9 .8 1 0
8
0 .8
98.4
12
0 .0
12
0 .7
14
0 .1 1 7
0 .0
Textiles ------------------------------------14
0 .6
0 .4
S eets, percale or m slin -----------------h
u
14
0 .5
14
0 .8 1 7
98.2
11
0 .9 1 4
0 .0
C rtain tailored, polyester m isette -u s,
arqu
10
0 .1
15
0 .8
17
0 .2 1 9
0 .8
15
0 .5
B sp d chiefly cotton, tufted --------ed rea s,
1 .6
17
0 .1 1 1
13
0 .5
14
0 .5
D p ry fabric, cotton or rayon
ra e
/acetate ---12
0 .2
11
0 .8 1 4
0 .1
e 3 0 .4
Pillow bed polyester or acrylic filling-- Dc. '6 1 1
s, ,
99
.8
12
0 .1 1 5
0 .6
Slipcovers, rea y md , chiefly cotton------ Dc. '6
d ae
9
e 3 9 .2
12
0 .8
0 .4
12
0 .2
15
0 .4 1 9
F rn re a d b d g -----------------------u itu n ed in
13
0 .8 1 8
0 .6
Bd o suites g o or in en quality-e ro m
od
exp sive
99.4
10
0 .5
L g ro msuites, g o a d in en
ivin o
o d n exp sive
14
0 .2
15
0 .6
18
0 .6 1 3
1 .4
quality ---------------------------------0 .7
98.8
10
0 .7 1 3
e
Lu g chairs, u olstered ----------------- Dc. '63 99.6
o ne
ph
11
0 .0
13
0 .0
16
0 .7 1 2
1 .4
D in r o suites ------------------------in g o m
11
0 .8 1 4
0 .7
e 3 0 .0
99.5
Sofas, u olstered ------------------------- Dc. '6 1 0
ph
14
0 .6 1 7
0 .1
12
0 .2
12
0 .7
Sofas, d a p rp
u l u ose------------------------0 .9
9
10
0 .2 1 2
e 3 9 .2
99.5
S sets, H w b d ty e ------------- Dc. '6
leep
olly ood e p
0 .1
10
0 .1
11
0 .3 1 6
e 3 99.5
Bx sprin -------------------------------- Dc. '6
o
gs
J n '64 (7/)
ue
11
0 .5 (I/)
A m u folding ch 7/ ----------------lu in m
airs
(7/)
0 .0
10
0 .9
13
0 .4 1 7
e 3 0 .7
C s -------------------------------------- Dc. '6 1 0
rib
0 .1
11
0 .6
11
0 .9 1 2
12
0 .7
F coverin -----------------------------loor
gs
11
0 .2 1 1
0 .0
10
0 .9
12
0 .3
R g soft surface-------------------------u s,
15
0 .2 1 5
0 .3
14
0 .9
14
0 .4
R g h rd surface-------------------------u s, a
e 3 9 .9
9
98.8
99.1 1 1
0 .5
Tile, vinyl -------------------------------- Dc. '6
84
.4 83
.8
9 .0
0
8 .1
7
A p ces 8 -------------------------------p lian J
86.6
8 .8
6
86.3
88
.0
Ws in mch es, electric, a tomtic -----ah g a in
u a
80.0
7 .4
9
81.6
80.4
Vc u cleaners, canister ty e ------------aum
p
Se footnotes a e d of table.
e
t n




16
98
11
2 .2
120.b
11
2 .9
19
1 .7
15
1 .3
18
1 .4
17
0 .5
14
3 .3
13
1 .2
17 7
1.
16
1 .8
11
0 .4
18
3 .6
14
3 .5
13
3 .5
16
5 .3
18
3 .8
19
1 .3
15
1 .9
19
1 .0
13
1 .7
10
2 .6
16
2 .8
14
0 .5
16
3 .3
19
1 .1
13
2 .6
15
1 .1
17
2 .0
12 .5
1
1 9.8
1
12
4 .5
19
2 .8
18
0 .8
12
1 .0
18
0 .7
15
2 .0
19
5 .0
11
4 .6
19
1 .4
16
2 .5
16
2 .1
10
1 .4
15
1 .1
12
1 .7
19
0 .5
14
1 .7
13
0 .8
12
0 .2
15
3 .3
13
1 .0
14
0 .7
11
1 .0
17
1 .8
16
0 .3
12
1 .8
16
1 .6
17
0 .2
16
0 .3
14
1 .9
16
1 .7
18
1 .3
18
0 .5
19
1 .2
18
0 .7
11
1 .1
17
0 .0
13
1 .5
(7/)
11
1 .0
14
0 .6
13
0 .0
18
0 .5
15
0 .8
84.8
88.8
80.1

16
94
Jn
ue
18
0 .0
17
0 .9
18
0 .8
17
0 .3
15
0 .0
15
0 .8
12
0 .9
15
1 .1
14
0 .3
15
0 .6
16
0 .0
98.5
16
1 .8
14
1 .7
14
1 .7
13
2 .1
18
1 .4
16
0 .2
14
0 .4
19
0 .2
96.8
14
0 .0
10
2 .2
10
0 .3
15
1 .1
17
0 .1
18
0 .4
17
0 .8
18
0 .7
10 .2
01
1 0.4
13
1 .6
19
0 .4
10
0 .1
12
0 .5
99.9
11
0 .4
11
2 .1
16
1 .4
11
0 .2
11
0 .4
10
0 .3
17
0 .1
11
0 .4
99.0
18
0 .1
13
1 .6
12
0 .3
14
0 .5
18
1 .7
12
0 .9
98.6
11
0 .7
13
0 .9
98.2
15
0 .3
13
0 .3
11
0 .1
98.7
12
0 .3
99.3
14
0 .1
9 .7
9
10
0 .8
10
0 .0
12
0 .3
99.0
99.1
10
0 .0
10
0 .6
13
0 .3
13
0 .2
14
0 .4
10
0 .2
90
.1
88.1
81.6

1
/
D
ec.
18
0 .8
18
0 .6
19
0 .6
18
0 .1
15
0 .7
16
0 .5
13
0 .4
16
1 .2
14
0 .9
16
0 .3
16
0 .7
97.9
18
1 .2
15
1 .6
16
1 .8
14
2 .5
19
1 .8
16
0 .9
15
0 .1
11
1 .0
99
.0
15
0 .6
14
1 .5
11
0 .9
16
1 .0
17
0 .8
19
0 .5
18
0 .4
10
1 .0
99.8
12
0 .1
17
1 .2
19
0 .9
9 .1
9
12
0 .2
99.3
12
0 .4
13
2 .2
17
1 .1
11
0 .9
12
0 .9
11
0 .4
17
0 .9
15
0 .8
13
0 .2
18
0 .3
14
1 .0
12
0 .2
14
0 .4
19
1 .9
12
0 .9
98.2
12
0 .4
15
0 .5
98.2
15
0 .1
14
0 .2
12
0 .4
99.6
12
0 .1
99
.3
14
0 .6
99.4
11
0 .6
10
0 .1
12
0 .1
99
.0
99
.7
(7/)
11
0 .3
12
0 .1
11
0 .4
14
0 .9
99.5
89.4
87.6
81.0

16 1
95 /
10
1 .1
10
1 .0
10
1 .3
19
0 .4
10b.9
18
0 .6
12
0 .6
17
1 .6
15
0 .1
17
0 .3
18
0 .1
9 .3
7
19
1 .7
16
1 .8
18
1 .6
17
2 .0
11
2 .7
10
1 .1
18
0 .8
11
1 .0
16
0 .4
14
0 .0
13
2 .9
10
0 .5
17
1 .2
18
0 .2
10
1 .3
18
0 .8
11
1 .0
15
0 .5
10
0 .7
11
2 .7
11
1 .3
10
0 .4
13
0 .4
99
.3
13
0 .7
16
2 .3
18
1 .2
12
0 .7
14
0 .3
12
0 .7
16
0 .9
13
0 .4
11
0 .0
17
0 .8
13
1 .2
11
0 .9
12
0 .9
10
2 .4
13
0 .1
98.2
12
0 .6
13
0 .8
10
0 .2
15
0 .3
14
0 .8
11
0 .8
10
0 .0
12
0 .9
10
0 .1
15
0 .6
99.3
12
0 .8
9 .9
8
12
0 .3
99.6
10
0 .3
10
0 .0
10
0 .9
11
0 .4
10
0 .6
15
0 .0
9 .9
8
88
.0
8 .9
6
80.4

11
1 .0
10
1 .8
11
1 .3
10
1 .2
17
0 .4
19
0 .4
12
0 .4
19
1 .3
15
0 .7
18
0 .4
19
0 .1
9 .1
6
11
2 .6
18
1 .4
11
2 .3
18
2 .9
13
2 .2
10
1 .6
18
0 .9
12
1 .2
10
1 .1
16
0 .1
11
1 .0
13
0 .8
19
1 .9
19
0 .4
11
1 .8
19
0 .5
12
1 .9
10,
0
1 6.7
0 .7
15 '
2 .2
13
1 .2
10
0 .9
13
0 .6
10
0 .9
16
0 .1
10
3 .8
10
2 .2
14
0 .5
15
0 .7
16
0 .0
18
0 .1
18
0 .6
16
0 .1
18
0 .0
13
1 .6
12
0 .0
12
0 .6
15
2 .3
13
0 .6
97
.8
13
0 .1
15
0 .2
10
0 .7
16
0 .7
14
0 .1
12
0 .7
99.7
13
0 .1
11
0 .6
16
0 .2
9 .9
7
14
0 .0
10
0 .0
13
0 .5
9 .5
9
10
0 .1
ij_/
)
10
0 .8
11
0 .6
11
0 .0
14
0 .9
98.4
84
.8
86.4
80
.1

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Table E. C n m Price Index, Indexes of Selected Item an G
o su er
s d roups,

1963- 68—Continued

U.S. C IT Y A V E R A G E — Continued

( 1957 59=100 unless otherwise specified)
Other
1966
index
Item an group
d
ar.
bases
Sept. ‘ Dec« M
Mar.!"
112. 0 ;
114.1 lie. 7 115.0
All items-------------------------------------------------------All item less shelter ------------------------------------s
All item less food ----------------------------------------s
All item less medical, care------------------------------s
C m
om odities --------------------------------------------------Nondurables ------------------------------------------------Durables ----------------------------------------------------Services ------------------------------------------------------C m
om odities less food --------------------------------------Nondurables less food -----------------------------------Nondurables less food a d apparel -----------------n
H
ousehold durables ---------------------------------------Services less rent -----------------------------------------H
ousehold services less rent --------------------------Transportation services ---------------------------------Medical care services 2/ -------------------------------Other services --------------------------------------------Food-----------------------------------------------------------F o at h m ----------------------------------------------od
oe
Cereals an bakery products -------------------------d
Meats, poultry, an fish -----------------------------d
Dairy products -----------------------------------------Fruits an vegetables --------------------------------d
Other foods at h m -----------------------------------oe
F o aw from h m --------------------------------------o d ay
oe
H
ousing -------------------------------------------------------Shelter 3/ -------------------------------------------------Rent------------------------------------------------------H eow
om nership costs 4 -------------------------------M
ortgage interest rates ---------------------------Property taxes ---------------------------------------Property insurance rates --------------------------M
aintenance an repairs ---------------------------d
C m
om odities V ------------------------------------Exterior house paint --------------------------Interior house paint --------------------------Services --------------------------------------------Repainting living an dining ro m --------d
os
Reshingling roofs ------------------------------Residing houses ---------------------------------Replacing sinks --------------------------------Repairing furnaces -----------------------------Fuel a d utilities ---------------------------------------n
Fuel oil an coal --------------------------------------d
Fuel oil, #2 -----------------------------------------G s an electricity -----------------------------------a d
Gas-----------------------------------------------------Electricity -------------------------------------------Other utilities:
Residential telephone services--------------------Residential water an sew
d
erage services -------H
ousehold furnishings an operation 6 /-------------d
_
Housefurnishings ---------------------------------------Textiles ----------------------------------------------Sheets, percale or m
uslin ----------------------Curtains, tailored, polyester marquisette --Bedspreads, chiefly cotton, tufted -----------Drapery fabric, cotton or rayon/acetate -----Pillows, bed, polyester or acrylic filling--Slipcovers, ready m
ade, chiefly cotton-------Furniture an bedding-------------------------------d
B ro m suites,good or inexpensive quality —
ed o
Living ro m suites, g o an inexpensive
o
od d
quality -------------------------------------------L u g chairs, upholstered ---------------------one
Dining ro m suites -------------------------------o
Sofas, upholstered -------------------------------Sofas, dual purpose ------------------------------Sleep sets, Hollyw
ood bed type ----------------B x springs ----------------------------------------o
A in folding chairs 1 ---------------------lum um
Cribs ------------------------------------------------Floor coverings --------------------------------------R
ugs, soft surface -------------------------------R
ugs, hard surface -------------------------------Tile, vinyl ----------------------------------------Appliances 9 ----------------------------------------W
ashing m
achines, electric, automatic -------V c u cleaners, canister type ----------------aum

J

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ec.
D '63
ec.
D '63
ec.
D '63
ec.
D '63
ec.
D '63
ec.
D '63
ec.

Dec. '63
D '63
ec.

D '63
ec.
D '63
ec.
Dec. '63
D '63
ec.
Dec. '63
June '64
D 63
ec.
D '63
ec.

111. 91112. 6: 113.9 114.3
111. 0, 112. 8: 113.6 114.9
l l l . l i 112. li 113.1 113.,
108.4 , 109. 0| 110.0 ' 110.1
111.1J 111. 5: 112.9 113.0
102.0 102.6 102.7 103.1
120.1 122.0 123.5 ; 125.2
105.6 106.4 107.0 j 107. 7
108.6 109.5 110.5 111.4
109.4 110.1 111.0 111.6
96.2 96.7 97.3 1 97.7
122.5 124.8 126.5 128.3
118.5 121.7 123.0 124.9
122.6 123.2 125.5 : 126.5
130.8 133.0 136.2 139.4
125.0 126.4 127.5 128.9
113.9 113.9 115.6 114.8
112.6 112.3 114.0 112.6
113.6 114.7 118.4 118.8
116.9 114.2 114.8 110.9
108.1 109.6 116.0 116.5
117.4 121.7 116.6 114.3
103. 7 101.3 105.3 105. 7
121.2 122.8 124.6 126.3
109.6 111.1 111.8 113.0
112.3 114.1 115.0 116.4
109.9 110.2 110.7 111.3
113.5 115.8 116.8 118.6
101.4 107.5 109.8 113.2
107.5 108.7 110.0 110.6
126.5 128.7 130.8 131.3
114.2 116.2 118.0 119.4
101.2 102.6 103.3 103.5
104.8 104.7 105.7 107.1
100.7 100.8 102.0 101.8
107.4 109.5 111.6 113.3
131.7 134.8 138.2 141.7
121.9 123.9 126.1 128.0
105.7 107.7 109.1 110.7
107.5 110.3 113.3 114.8
107.1 108.5 110.6 111.8
106.6 108.0 108.0 108.4
108.9 107.0 107.4 110.2
106.4 104.5 104.9 107.8
108.2 108.1 108.1 107.9
114.1 113.7 113.9 113.3
102.0 102.1 101.9 102.1
96.1 102.4 102.5 102.5
126.3 126.3 125.7 127.1
104.0 104.8 105.7 106.7
98.0 98.6 99.3 100.0
102.5 103.6 104.9 106.4
103.4 104.3 105.0 107.2
100.2 101.7 102.4 104.4
106.6 105.3 108.4 109.6
104.8 107.1 108.4 110.1
99.9 102.2 102.0 103.3
100.6 101.3 103.8 104.3
103.9 105.2 106.2 107.7
102.1 103.4 104.6 106.6
106.7 103.3 109.6 111.3
99.2 100.3 102.0 103.0
105.0 106.1 107.5 110.0
100.4 101.7 102.4 104.0
103.8 104.2 | 105.3 106.1
99.7 100.0 100. 7 101.0
100.1 101.1 101.9 103.0
{1>\ 101.5 (7 f) ( 7/)
102.1 103.3 104.0 105.7
101.6 101. 7 102.2 102.3
100.8 1100.9 101.7 101.6
105.2 L
05.6 104.8 !105.2
98.9 99.0 99.3 i 99.8
84.6 84.3 84.3 j 84.2
8o.5 85.9 86. 5 j 86.3
bJ• 1 79.5
v
.b.J
.

1968

1967
ec. M
ar.
June | Sept. ! D
116.0 a / . i ‘ 118.2 : 119.5

114.6 115.0
113.4 116.5
113.8 . 114.8
110.0 111.0
112.9 ■113.8
102.9 : 104.1
126.3 : 127.4
10/.8 j 108.9
111.8 l 112.7
112.0 | 112.7
97.8 j 98.0
129.5 130.8
125.6 126.7
127.4 128.1
142.9 145.2
129.7 131.3
114.2 115.1
111.5 112.3
118.6 118.3
110.0 111.6
115.7 116.3
115.2 119.9
102.3 100.0
127.7 129.1
113.3 114.1
116.6 117. 7
111.8 112.2
118.6 119.9
112.6 111.2
113.3 115.6
132.2 136.3
120.7 121.9
104.5 104.4
107.9 106.9
103.1 103.2
114.6 116.3
143.8 147.6
128.9 130.0
111.5 112.6
116.0 118.4
114.1 115.6
108.7 108.6
111.1 110.5
108.7 108.3
108.3 108.2
113.7 113.4
102.5 102.6
102.3 102.3
128.1 128.1
107.3 108.1
100.3 100.7
106.4 106.9
105.9 106.4
103.1 104.7
108.9 109.9
110.6 111.7
103.4 103.6
107.1 105.4
108.3 109.1
107.2 108.0
112.3 113.3
103.2 103.2
111.0 112.1
103.6 104.9
106.5 106.3
101.8 102.4
105.0 105.6
( 7 102.9
/)
106.0 107.0
102.1 101.6
101.2 100.4
105.3 104.7
100.8 101.4
83.8 83.6
86.0 86.3
79.4 79.2

116. 7 117.7 119.1
117. 7 118.9 i 120.2
115.8 116.8 118.1
112.0 112.9 113.9 |
114.9 115.6 116.9 j
104.8 i 106.1 106.6
128.7 | 130.1 ,132.1
110.0 ! 111.1 111.9
114.1 j 115.2 116.1
114.1 114.7 115.8
98.4 99.1 ;100.4
132.3 133.8 !136.1
128.1 129.1 j 131.1
128.9 130.4 |132.4
148.0 150.4 |153.6
132.4 134.3 |137.0
115.9 116.2 117.9
112.9 112.9 114. 7
118.4 118.4 118.1
113.4 111.2 113.1
117.3 118.1 118.7
115.6 119.6 126.1
102.4 102.2 102.2
130.8 132.4 133.7
115.0 116.0 117.2
118.7 119.9 121.0
112.8 113.5 114.2
121.1 122.6 123.8
111.6 112.2 113.7
117.0 117.9 118.9
137.3 137.8 140.6
123.6 124.9 127.4
105.0 105.9 107.6
108.3 108.9 111.5
104.0 105.8 107.7
118.4 119.8 122.3
152.0 152.8 155.1
132.8 135.4 137.3
114.5 115.3 117.3
119.4 121.3 124.1
117.2 118.8 123.5
109.4 109.3 109.9
112.3 113.1 113.9
109.8 110.6 111.4
108.9 108.7 109.3
113.6 113.5 114.4
103.7 103.4 103.7
102.4 101.3 101. b
130.2 ' 132.2 133.8
108.8 1109.7 111.8
101.2 102.1 103.8
106.8 ■
108.5 109.8
107.3 1
111.2 115.1
103.9 i104.3 105.2
109.7 j l l l .2 112.6
111.8 113.3 114.3
103.7 |106.6 106.4
105.1 ■
105.1 106.1
110.0 111.3 113.5
109.4 111.5 114.3
114.1 115.2 117.0
104.1 104.9 107.0
113.0 115.0 118.0
104.8 106.3 106.2
107.8 108.9 110.4
104.0 [104.3 106.2
107.2 108.2 L11.0
(7
/) ( 7
/) (l/)
107.8 107.8 109.8
102.1 102.7 104.2
101.0 101.2 102.6
105.3 106.3 108.0
101. 7 103.5 105.0
83.7 84.1 84.4
87.1 87.6 88.3
79.1 79.7 80.0

June

120.9
120.4 '
121.6
119.5 j
U 5.i :
118.2
107.4
133.9
113.0
117.5
116.6
101.3
138.1
133.7
133.3
155.5
138.9
119.1
115.8
118.6
113.2
120.9
130.0
102.5
135.7
118.7
122.9
114.9
126.1
117.8
121.8
141.8
129.7
109.0
112.6
109.0
124.7
158.2
141.3
119.3
126.5
125.9
110.3
115.4
113.1
109.4
114.5
103.8
102.2
133.8
112.9
104. 7
111.4
119.5
106.1
112.8
116.7
106.9
107.2
114.9
116.2
118.2
107.7
119.2
108.2
110.6
107.3
113.0
108.1
110.9
104.8
103.2
108.6
105.7
84.6
88.7
79.5

.sgptj

122.2
121.3
123.0
120.8
116.1
119.6
107.6
136.0
113.9
118.9
117.4
102.0
140.5
137.0
133.8
158.2
140.3
120.4
116.8
119.8
115.5
121.6
122.9
107.4
138.0
120.4
125.3
115.7
129.1
125.6
123.7
144.3
131.4
109.2
111.9
109.2
127.0
161.8
144.2
121.0
128.2
128.6
110.5
115.8
113.4
109.3
114.4
103.8
102.5
135.2
113.9
105.4
110.9
118.9
107.1
112.8
117.9
105.3
104.4
116.0
118.7
119.3
110.0
120.3
110.6
111.8
107.3
115.9
(7
/>
111.7
105.0
103.3
108.9
106.5
85.2
89.2
80.4

Dec.

123.7
122.7
124.7
122.2
117.2
120.7
108.7
138.1
115.2
120.3
118.3
103.0
142.9
139.2
136.8
161.4
142.0
121.2
117.4
120.1
114.4
122.6
126.4
108.4
139.9
122.3
127.6
116.7
132.0
125.3
125.1
145.6
133.5
111.2
113.4
110.2
129.0
164.9
147.5
122.3
130.0
130.4
111.5
116.2
113.5
110.0
115.6
103.9
102.9
141.6
115.1
106.6
113.7
121.2
107.9
113.7
119.3
111.8
108.9
117.4
120.7
120.3
111.7
121.2
111.6
113.0
108.8
116.8
(l/)
113.5
105.5
103.6
109.6
107.2
85.5
89.8
80.9

66
Table E. Consumer P rice Index, Indexes of Selected Items and Groups, 1963-68—Continued
U.S. C IT Y A V E R A G E — Continued

Item and group
Housing—Continued
Household furnishings and operation—Continued
Appliances— Continued
R efrigerators or refr ig e r a to r -fr ee z e r s,
e le c tr ic ---------------------------------------------------------Ranges, free standing, gas or e le c tr ic ----------Clothes dryers, e le c tr ic , automatic ---------------Air con d ition ers, demountable 7/ --------------------Room h eaters, e le c tr ic , portable 7 / ---------------Garbage disp osal u n its---------------------------------------Other housefum ishings :
Dinnerware, earthenware -----------------------------------Flatware, s ta in le ss s te e l --------------------------------Table lamps, with shade -----------------------------------Lawn mowers, power, rotary type 7 / -----------------E lectric d r il ls , hand held ------------------------------Housekeeping su p p lie s:
Laundry soaps and detergents ---------------------------Paper napkins ----------------------------------------------------T oilet tissu e -----------------------------------------------------Housekeeping s e r v ic e s :
Domestic se r v ic e , general housework ---------------Baby s it t e r service ------------------------------------------P ostal charges ---------------------------------------------------Laundry, flatw ork, fin ish ed service ---------------Licensed day care ser v ice , preschool child ---Apparel and upkeep 9J -----------------------------------------------Apparel commodities -------------------------------------------------Apparel commodities le s s footwear ----------------------Men's and boys' -------------------------------------------------Topcoats, wool 7 / --------------------------------------------S u its, year round weight ------------------------------S u its, tro p ica l weight 7 / -----------------------------.Jackets, lightw eight -------------------------------------Slacks, wool or wool blend ---------------------------Slacks, cotton or manmade blend -------------------Trousers, work, cotton ----------------------------------S h ir ts, work, cotton -------------------------------------S h ir ts, b u sin ess, cotton -------------------------------T -sh ir ts, c h ie fly cotton ------------------------------Socks, cotton —*--------------------------------------------Handkerchiefs, cotton -----------------------------------Boys':
Coats, a ll purpose, cotton or cotton
blend 7 / ------------------------------------------------------Sport co a ts, wool or wool blend 7/ --------------Dungarees, cotton or cotton blend ---------------Undershorts, cotton ---------------------------------------Women's and g ir ls ' -----------------------------------------------Women' s :
Coats, heavyweight, wool or wool blend 7 /
Carcoats, heavyweight, cotton 7 / -----------------Sweaters, wool or a cry lic 7/ -----------------------S k ir ts, wool or wool blend 7/ ----------------------S k ir ts, cotton or cotton blend 7/ ---------------B louses, cotton ----------------------------------------------D resses, s tr e e t, ch ie fly manmade fib er -------D resses, s tr e e t, wool or wool blend 7 /-------D resses, s tr e e t, cotton 7/ ---------------------------H ousedresses, cotton -------------------------------------S lip s nylon ----------------------------------------------------P anties, acetate — rt--------------------------------------G ird les, manmade blend ----------------------------------B rassieres, cotton -----------------------------------------Hose, nylon, seamless -----------------------------------A nklets, cotton ----------------------------------------------Gloves, fab ric, nylon or cotton -------------------Handbags, rayon f a i lle or p la stic ---------------G ir ls':
Raincoats, vin yl p la stic or c h iefly
cotton 7/ -----------------------------------------------------S k ir ts, wool or wool blend 7/-----------------------D resses, cotton ----------------------------------------------Slacks, cotton 7 / ------------------------------------------S lip s, cotton blend ---------------------------------------Robes, duster s ty le , q u ilted tr ic o t or
percale 7 / ----------------------------------------------------Handbags ----------------------------------------------------------Footwear ----------------------------------------------------------------Men's :
Shoes, s tr e e t , oxford ------------------------------------Shoes, work, high ------------------------------------------•>
See footnotes at end of tab le.




(1957-59=100 unless otherwise sp ecified )
Other
Annual averages
index
bases
1964
1965
1966
1967

88.8

95.0
99.7
(7/)
(7 /)
9973
114.0
99.7
98.3
(ID
98.8

86.2

'63
'64
'63
'63

82.9
92.0
94.5
92.9
96.0
98.7
119.6

Dec.
Dec.
June
Dec.

'63
'63
'64
'63

100.1

93.7
97.3
(7/)
(7 n
98.7
116.4
98.3
98.0
CD
97.1
100.4
107.0
102.5
129.8
103.9
136.4
105.5
103.6
106.8
105.8
104.4
107.4
0-71)
119.6
( 7/
103.3
106.8
94.7
102.6
107.7
109.4
107.6
100.9
100.5

105.1
136.6
108.6
137.6
112.5
109.8
109.6
108.5
106.3
110.3
121.4
124.8
106.4
106.0
111.1
96.5
104.0
110.3
111.9
108.2
102.7
101.7

(7/)
ill)
104.6
104.1
102.3

Dec.
June
Dec.
Dec.

(7/)
(ID
105.1
104.4
103.1

101.4
103.9
106.7
105.4
105.1

( 7/)
(ID
( 7D

112.1
102.1

100.1

Dec. '63
Dec. '63
Dec. '63

June '64
Dec. '63

Dec. '63

Dec. '63
Dec. '63
Sept. '61
Mar. '62

Dec. '63
Dec. *63
Dec. '63
Dec. '63
Dec. '63
Dec. '63
Dec. '63
Dec. '63

105.9
102.3
123.5
100.1
135.8
101.4

101.0

105.7
104.9
103.6
106.1
(7 /)
115.7
iU)

101.2

104.6
93.8
102.0
106.6
109.0
107.4
101.3

100.0
100.6
101.9
95.4

101.8
111.1

82.7
92.7
94.5
(7/)
& .i
98.8
125.1
101.7
104.7
105.4
95.1
103.9
116.0
109.1
147.8
115.6
141.5
121.7
116.7
114.0
113.0
110.5
114.3
125.2
129.4
111.3
110.7
114.4
98.8
108.0
116.2
112.8
113.0
106.7

CD

99.4
113.6
100.4
98.5
100.0
99.1
99.4
105.4
102. h
124.0
100.0
136.4
101.1
100.9
105.7
104.9
103.7
106.3
CD
115.6

98.3
98.9
114.6
98.6
97.3
CD
97.9
100.9
106.7

125.2
100.3
136.4
102.4
101.5
106.6
105.8
104.6
107.1
117.2
116.8
(7 /)
102.4
105.1
94.6
102.6
107.2
109.2
107.3

129.4
103.5
136.4
104.8
102.3
106.9
106.0
104.7
107.1
( 7/)
117.6
101.7
102.9
105.7
94.1
102.7
107.8
108.3
107.5

( 7/)
( 7 /)
104.9
104.3
103.5

HD

102.6

! 7 1\
( 7/)
11479
(J D
99.7

98.4
104.6
120.6
103.4
99.7

113.9
102.9
132.2
131.6
130.0

102.6
C l)
98.0
96.7
111.0 ■ 111.7
110.6
109.7

101.5
108.8
122.0
103.4
99.1

107.1
111.8
123.6
108.9
100.5

(7 D
99.7
111.0
110.0

(7/)
92.0
112.9
113.0
109.2

102.4
86.0
119.6
116.4

120.1

100.0

CD

92.7
125.5
126.4
126.5

100.0
100.8

104.1
93.5
101.7
106.4
108.9
107.4
101.4

100.2

(7 /)
CD
104.6
104.1

102.2
CD
CD

( 7/)
C l)
103.2
100.0
106.0
(ZD
111.4
104.0
103.4
96.6
102.5
100.1
99.7

106.9

1965 1/

94.8
98.3
92.7
CD
98.9
117.7
97.9
97.5
100.7
97.5
99.9
105.6

112.5
116.2
125.1
120.1
104.0

( 7/ )
CD
122.4
(7/)
99.4

120.8

88.1
94.8
100.1

100.0
100.1
101.1

(7/)
(ID
117.7
(ID
99.7

107.2

88.9
94.9
99.4

99.6
100.7
104.9
104.4
103.3
107.7
98.4
100.9
106.4
( 7/)
102.4
105.8
106.1
( 7/)
106.2
102.6
96.9
103.0
99.8
99.1
100.4
100.1
101.3

100.1
100.1
101.0

111.2
122.0
111.6

83.8
95.2
97.4
(7 /)
96.4
100.9
128.6
113.5
108.0
(7 D
99.1
105.0
122.3
114. 7
162.6
124.9
160.9
129.6
123.1

108.9
113.7
119.6
118.7
116.4
126.7
127.7
112.8
119.7
(7 /)
116.3
137.0
128.4
(7/)
128.6
107.7
105.6
111.5
116.4
99.4
110.9
104.7
105.2

104.5
99.2
104.6
103.7
97.9
99.3
101.0
93.6

105.6
(7/)
(ID
104.9
103.2
96.8
102.7
100.0
99.6

1964 1/
Dec.

102.1

103.7
107.5
(7/)
(7 /)
107.4
102.9
97.9
103.5
99.8
98.9
99.9
99.9
97.9

100.8

CD
(ID

101.9
108.3
107.9
106.8
112.7

June

119.3
116.8
120.8
134.1
138.1
( 7/)
115.9
120.6
104.6
112.1
118.9
117.6
122.5
114.2
105.6

103.2
107.4
111.5
110.6
109.9
117.3
115.0
107.5
112.4
114.8
110.0
122.4
117.8
130.9
116.2
105.1
101.9
108.3
ln .i
99.4
104.1
103.1
98.0

HD
(ID
(ID
(ID
(ID

1968

101.2
100.1

107.6

102.2

100.6
100.1

83.8
91.6
94.6
C l)
9 6". 6
98.2
115.3
98.8
99.1
(7/)
96.2
100.9
109.1
102.9
132.4
106.1
136.4
107.9
106.5
108.1
107.2
105.5
109.3
121.6
123.7
(7/)
104.2
109.0
95.6
102.6
107.8
110.9
107.8

101.1
101.2

100.6

100.9
102.9
105.4
104.4
104.3
110.5
100.3
98.2
109.9
( 2/)
104.9
108.8
109.5
(7 /)
108.9
103.5
99.1
104.0
99.7
98.4
99.0
100.1
92.5

<7/)
( 7/ )
171.5
(7/)
99.5

97.4
107.8
124.4
105.3
99.2

ill)

85.8
115.6
116.2
111.3

CD

7/
(7 /)
(7/)
104.3
103.3
107.2
(7/)
117.3
106.8
102.5
97.4
103.4
99.8
99.2
100.3
99.7

94.8
112.3
111.4
108.2

101.6

67

Table E. C n m Price Index, Indexes of Selected Item an Groups,
o su er
s d

1963- 68—Continued

U.S. C IT Y A V E R A G E — Continued

(1957 59 100 unless otherwise specified)
- '=
Other
1966
index
ar. June Sept. D
bases M
ec.
M
ar.

Item and group

Housing—Continued
H
ousehold furnishings and operation—Continued
Appliances—Continued
Refrigerators or fefrigerator-freezers,
electric -------------------------------------------R
anges, free standing, g or electric -------as
Clothes dryers, electric, automatic ------------ Dec.'b3
64
Air conditioners, dem
ountable 7 ---------------- June1
ec
R o heaters, electric, portable 7/ ------------ D . '63
om
ec
G
arbage disposal units ----------------------------- D . '63
Other housefurnishings:
Dinnerware, earthenware --------------------------Flatware, stainless steel ------------------------- Dec. '63
Table lam with shade --------------------------- Dec.'63
ps,
L w m ers, power, rotary type 7 ------------- June'64
a n ow
Electric drills, hand held ----------------------- Dec.'63
H
ousekeeping supplies:
Laundry soaps and detergents --------------------Paper napkins ---------------------------------------Toilet tissue ---------------------------------------H
ousekeeping services:
Dom
estic service, general housew -----------ork
B y sitter service --------------------------------- Dec.'63
ab
Postal charges --------------------------------------Laundry, flatwork, finished service ------------ Dec.'63
Licensed day care service, preschool child --- Dec. '63

J

J

Apparel and upkeep 9 / -----------------------------------Apparel com odities -------------------------------------m
Apparel com odities less footwear ----------------m
M
en’s and boys' -------------------------------------M
en’s:
Topcoats, w 7/ -----------------------------ool
Suits, year round weight --------------------Suits, tropical weight
-------------------Jackets, lightweight-------------------------Slacks, wool or wool blend -----------------Slacks, cotton or mn a e blend -----------a md
Trousers, work, cotton -----------------------Shirts, work, cotton -------------------------Shirts, business, cotton --------------------T-shirts, chiefly cotton --------------------Socks, cotton ----------------------------------Handkerchiefs, cotton ------------------------B
oys1:
Coats, all purpose, cotton or cotton
blend 7 --------------------------------------/
Sport coats, wool or w blend J J -------ool
Dungarees, cotton or cotton blend ---------Undershorts, cotton --------------------------W m 's an girls' ---------------------------------o en
d
W mn
o e 's:
Coats, heavyweight, w or w blend --ool
ool
Carcoats, heavyweight, cotton
----------Sweaters, w or acrylic J J ---------------ool
Skirts, wool or wool blend J J --------------Skirts, cotton or cotton blend J J ---------Blouses, cotton --------------------------------Dresses, street, chiefly mn a e fiber --a md
Dresses, street, wool or w blend J J --ool
Dresses, street, cotton
-----------------Housedresses, cotton -------------------------Slips nylon -------------------------------------Panties, acetate ------------------------------Girdles, mn a e blend -----------------------a md
Brassieres, cotton ----------------------------Hose, nylon, seam
less ------------------------Anklets, cotton--------------------------- -----Gloves, fabric, nylon or cotton -----------H
andbags, rayon faille or plastic ---------Girls':
Raincoats, vinyl plastic or chiefly
cotton
-------------------------------------Skirts, wool or wool blend 7/ --------------Dresses, cotton -------------------------------Slacks, cotton
-----------------------------Slips, cotton blend --------------------------R
obes, duster style, quilted tricot or
percale -------------------------------------H
andbags ----------------------------------------Footw ----------------------------------------------ear
M
en's:
Shoes, street, oxford ------------------------Shoes, work, high ------------------------------

]_/

]_/

J/

JJ

V

J/

S footnotes at end of table
ee




8j. 3
91.9
94.5
(V)
95.8
98.7
117.1
98.9
99.2
100.1
95.0
100.6
109.4
103.8
134.6
107.4
136.4
109.6
106.9
108.2
107.1
105.2
109.0
117.4
122.7
June'64 102.7
Dec.'63 104.9
110.3
96.3
102.6
108.1
111.3
107.7
101.9
Dec. '63 101.6

82.u
92.1
94.7
92.6
( 7/)
98.7
120.4
99.6
99.7
102.2
95.0
101.4
110.8
105.2
135.5
108.7
138.2
111.6
109.9
109.4
108.3
106.0
110.1

Dec.'63
Dec.'63

(7
/»
<I/>
106.4
104.6
104.7
( 7/)
( 7/)

99.7
OJ)
106.2
104.7
103.9
(7/)
D .'63 ( 7/)
ec
Dec.'63 ( 7/)
Sept *61 ( 7/)
Mar. '62 103.4
105.6
112.4
OJ)
120.4
110.7
104.2
97.8
104.3
Dec.'63 99.7
97.7
Dec.'63 99.2
100.4
D ' 63 92.3
ec.
95.2
(Z/>
120.9
Dec. '63 OJ)
Dec.'63 99.1
Dec.1 (7/)
63
Dec.'63 88.0
116.9
118.0
112.9
Dec. ' 63

1967

1968

June

Sept.

D
ec.

M
ar.

tJ^.u
92.6
94.2
94.7
cn
98.8
125.9
101.7
103.8
105.1
95.0
104.1
115.3
109.4
147.4
115.2
141.8
122.3
116.5
113.9
112.8
110.3
114.1

82.*
92.9
94.8
on
9570
99.1
126.2
102.1
106.3
on
95.0
103.8
117.4
110.1
148.9
117.2
141.8
122.4
117.8
115.1
114.1
111.7
115.5
126.8
130.8
an
111.5
115.8
99.9
108.7
116.8
113.7
115.9
107.8
102.3

63. i
93.5
95.7
on
95.9
99.0
125.8
102.7
105.8
an
94.6
103.7
119.9
110.7
154.0
119.4
141.8
124.3
119.4
116.8
115.9
113.5
116.8
129.8
132.4
an
112.1
116.6
100.0
110.0
117.3
113.7
116.9
109.3
102.4

94.'7
96.8
on
97.7
99.4
128.3
110.7
107.0
107.7
98.4
103.7
119.3
113.4
161.2
122.0
162.0
127.6
122.5
117.6
116.6
114.0
117.9
129.5
133.2
114.0
113.1
116.8
102.4
110.4
118.3
115.6
117.8
112.6
104.4

June

U:i
97.4
96.9
an
99.9

Sept.

D
ec.

97.7
on
9679
102.5
128.9
116.3
108.6
on
99.9
106.2
125.2
115.6
162.7
126.5
162.0
131.3
124.5
122.2
121.5
119.0
123.2
137.0
141.4
an
119.6
123.5
105.8
112.8
119.2
119.1
126.3
116.2
107.0

98.7
97.2
102.9
130.0
118.2
109.3
Of)
100.9
105.4
126.5
115.5
168.4
129.0
165.5
133.4
123.3
124.3
123.7
121.2
125.3
140.1
146.1
(I/)
120.6
126.3
108.9
114.4
120.6
120.1
127.3
116.9
109.2

92.'6
94.6
an
96.3
98.6
121.1
101.3
101.7
on
95.5
102.6
112.1
105.9
138.1
108.9
138.2
114.2
111.2
110.7
109.7
107.4
111.2
123.9
125.8
an
106.5
111.2
96.9
104.8
111.7
112.1
108.4
103.1
101.7

92.0
94.2
on
95.6
98.9
122.2
100.9
103.2
on
95.8
103.6
113.3
106.8
141.2
111.0
138.2
117.9
113.8
112.3
111.2
108.8
112.6
124.9
127.9
an
108.2
113.0
97.4
106.3
113.1
112.7
109.4
103.8
102.4

82.5
92.4
93.9
on
95.8
98.4
123.8
100.9
103.6
104.5
95.5
104.0
113.5
107.3
145.2
113.4
141.8
120.1
114.9
112.6
111.5
109.0
112.7
121.5
127.2
110.6
109.5
111.7
97.7
106.6
115.5
111.6
109.9
104.8
101.9

103.0
104.0
106.9
105.4
106.3
112.4
102.0
102.8
105.7
an
107.6
113.1
111.3
an
112.1
104.5
99.4
104.7
106.9
98.1
99.3
101.6
93.9

101.9
105.5
108.3
108.2
108.1
114.6
105.7
106.6
113.0
an
110.4
115.1
114.5
an
114.3
104.9
100.1
105.0
109.0
98.4
99.7
102.3
95.3

100.8 an 103.8 107.7
on an 108.1 109.2
109.4 111.4 113.1 114.1
109.4 110.2 111.4 113.1
108.2 109.7 111.1 113.6
on on
on on 117.6 121.6
107.2 110.2
on on 117.3 126.6
on on 109.9 118.8
113.4 114.2 an an
109.4 109.4 110.4 110.8
118.8 121.6 125.0 128.9
an an 118.8 121.3
126.8 131.3 an an
115.8 115.4 116.1 119.0
104.7 105.1 105.0 106.0
100.4 102.3 102.9 103.0
107.9 109.6 109.3 109.8
109.4 111.1 112.2 113.0
99.0 99.5 99.6 99.8
102.1 103.6 105.8 107.4
102.2 102.6 103.9 104.3
96.1 98.1 99.4 100.2

105.3 o.n 111.7 111.5
OJ) on 115.2 118.4
117.7 119.5 121.1 123.1
115.0 118.3 122.2 122.2
113.6 116.5 118.5 120.8
on (7 128.9 130.0
on on) 127.0 131.9
113.9 114.7
on on 117.5 127.9
on on
119.3 121.3 an an
112.0 115.3 119.1 122.5
132.7 134.6 141.1 145.2
an an 130.3 136.8
137.9 146.1 on OJ)
122.6 129.3 129.6 139.8
106.1 107.1 109.1 109.6
104.1 105.6 106.2 108.1
109.9 110.8 112.8 113.9
113.8 117.2 117.9 118.8
99.4 99.8 99.0 99.5
108.4 110.3 113.1 113.9
104.5 104.0 105.3 105.5
102.4 105.4 106.8 109.1

106.3
108.9
122.2
101.5
99.2
101.7
85.9
119.8 121.3
121.4 122.3
115.4 118.2

107.2
110.2
122.6
105.2
99.2
106.1
88.8
122.9
123.9
123.0

101.5 on 110.2 112.4
an an 111.7 115.2
123.0 123.2 125.1 123.1
on an 108.9 116.2
99.3 100.6 101.1 101.7
an an an 112.4
89.8 90.7 93.3 100.8
124.2 125.4 126.4 127.9
125.4 126.3 127.0 128.5
125.2 126.5 127.9 12S.3

104.2 an 118.8 117.1
on an 116.0 118.9
120.5 124.7 126.6 131.2
an 103.4 121.5 106.1
an 105.9 123.9
102.1
aj) on 114.4 115.6
99.7 103.4 103.1 107.4
129.7 131.7 134.0 136.3
129.7 131.8 132.0 135.0
129.0 129.8 130.6 131.9

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124.3
107.4
105.9
111.2
96.0
103.6
109.9
112.0
107.9
102.9
101.6

on
on

108.9
105.6
112.2
c
in
121.3
111.0
104.7
99.7
104.9
102.2 .
97.5
99.4
100.3
93.8

on
(In
121.6
an
99.0
on
85.3

Ot.U

O/)
128.6
110.8
111.1
114.5
98.5
108.0
116.4
112.6
111.9
106.9
101.9

128.4
114.0
108.1
108.5
99.2
105.2
120.4
115.7
162.7
125.3
162.0
129.1
123.3
119.9
119.1
116.6
120.1

an
136.1
117.5
113.1
119.2
104.3
112.3
118.7
117.7
122.1
113.7
104.2

( 7/)

68
Table E. C n m Price Index, Indexes of Selected Item and G
o su er
s
roups,

1963- 68—Continued

U.S. C IT Y A V E R A G E — Continued

Item an group
d
Apparel and upkeep—Continued
Footwear—Continued
W en's:
om
Shoes, street, p m -------------------------------up
Shoes, evening, pump------------------------------Shoes, casual, p m -------------------------------up
Houseslippers, scuff ------------------------------Children's:
Shoes, oxford --------------------------------------Sneakers, boys', oxford type --------------------Dress shoes, girls', strap ----------------------Miscellaneous apparel:
Diapers, cotton gauze -------------------------------Yard goods, cotton -----------------------------------Wrist watches, m
en's an w en's ------------------d om
Apparel services:
Drycleaning, m
en's suits an w en's dresses --d om
Autom
atic laundry services -------------------------Laundry, m
en's shirts --------------------------------Tailoring charges, h m adjustm ----------------e
ent
S o repairs, w en's heel lift -------------------he
om

(1957 59=100 unless otherwise specified)
Other
Annual averages
index
bases
1964
1965 1966
1967

D
ec.
D
ec.
D
ec.

'63
'63
'63

D
ec.
D
ec.

'63
'63

D
ec.

'63

D
ec.
D
ec.
D
ec.

'63
'63
'63

Transportation -------------------------------------------Private 10/ --------------------------------------------Autom
obiles, n w -----------------------------------e
Autom
obiles, used ----------------------------------Gasoline, regular an prem -------------------d
ium
Motor oil, prem ---------------------------------ium
Tires, new tubeless ------------------------------,
A repairs an m
uto
d aintenance --------------------Auto insurance rates ------------------------------A registration ----------------------------------uto
Parking fees, private and municipal ------------ D
ec.
Public ------------ —
-------------------------------------Local transit fares -------------------------------Taxicab fares ---------------------------------------- D
ec.
Railroad fares, coach -----------------------------Airplane fares, chiefly coach -------------------- D
ec.
B s fares, intercity ------------------------------- D
u
ec.
Health and recreation ----------------------------------Medical care -------------------------------------------D
rugs and prescriptions --------------------------Over-the-counter item -------------------------s
Multiple vitamin concentrates --------------Aspirin co p u d -----------------------------mo n s
Liquid tonics ----------------------------------Adhesive bandages, package -----------------C tablets or capsules --------------------old
C u h syrup ------------------------------------og
Prescriptions -------------------------------------Anti-infectives -------------------------------Sedatives and hypnotics ---------------------Ataractics --------------------------------------Anti-spasm
odics -------------------------------C u h preparations ----------------------------og
Cardiovasculars an anti-hypertensives --d
Anti-arthritics --------------------------------Analgesics, internal -------------------------Anti-obesity -----------------------------------H o ----------------------------------------orm nes
Professional services:
Physicians' fees ---------------------------------Fam doctor, office visits ---------------ily
Fam doctor, house visits ----------------ily
Obstetrical cases -----------------------------Pediatric care, office visits --------------Psychiatrist, office visits ----------------Herniorrhaphy, adult -------------------------Tonsillectomy a d adenoidectom -----------n
y
Dentists' fees -----------------------------------Fillings, adult, am
algam o e surface ---, n
Extractions, adult ----------------------------Dentures, full upper -------------------------Other professional services:
Examination, prescription, an dispensing
d
of eyeglasses ---------------------------------Routine laboratory tests --------------------Hospital service charges:
Daily service charges --------------------------Semiprivate ro m -----------------------------os
Private ro m ----------------------------------os
Operating ro m charges -------------------------o
X-ray, diagnostic series, upper G.I. -------S footnotes at end of table.
ee




D
ec.
D
ec.
D
ec.
D
ec.
D
ec.
D
ec.
D
ec.
M
ar.
M
ar.
M
ar.
M
ar.
M
ar.
M
ar.
M
ar.
M
ar.
M
ar.
M
ar.

D
ec.
D
ec.
D
ec.

'63
'63
'63
'63
'63
'63
'63
'63
'63
'63
'63
'60
'60
'60
'60
'60
'60
'60
'67
' 67
' 67

'63
'63
'63

D ' 63
ec.
D ' 63
ec.

D
ec.
D
ec.

'63
'63

114.2
99.8
100.2
100.1
106.4
99.9
100.1
93.7
101.2
100.0
109.0
100.3
100.6
100.0
116.4
109.3
107.9
101.2
121.6
102.1
116.0
97.4
110.6
119.2
105.5
100.5
119.0
122.8
101.9
104.7
100.0
101.2
113.6
119.4
98.4
100.6
98.6
99.8
99.2
101.3
102.5
101.9
91.8
80.1
95.7
92.3
97.6
94.6
93.5
95.3
( 11/)
( 11/)
117.3
116.8
119.9
115.2
101.5
101.9
101.3
118.7
114.0
113.7
114.5
101. 7

116.0
100.6
102.6
101.9
110.5
100.5
101.8
94.1
101.6
97.0
111.2
101.1
103.0
100.9
117.1
111.1
109.7
99.0
120.8
106.0
117.4
99.8
112.6
130.5
105.8
102.2
121.4
125.4
104.5
105.0
100.5
103.6
115.6
122.3
98.1
101.3
97.5
99.9
98.9
102.4
104.3
104.2
90.8
77.4
95.7
91.2
97.7
95.7
93.4
91.9
( 11/)
( 11/)
( 11/)
121.5
121.2
124.9
117.8
106.1
104.7
104.0
122.2
117.6
117.0
119.0
104.6

110.7
101.
144.9
140.7
143.4
101.9
100.7

113.0
103.5
153.3
148.6
151.9
106.4
102.1

(U/)

1964 1
/

1965 1/

1968

June

D
ec.

113.8
99.7
100.1
99.9
106.0
99.6
99.9
93.3
101.1
100.1
108.8
100.2
100.4
99.9
116.2
109.2
107.8
100.8
122.7
101.8
116.1
97.3
110.5
117.7
105.9
100.4
118.9
122.4
101.3
104.8
99.8
100.2
113.5
119.3
98.6
100.8
98.9
100.6
99.3
101.5
102.6
101.6
91.9
80.6
95.7
92.5
97.6
94.6
93.5
95.1
( 11/)
( 11/)

114.7
99.8
100.5
100.5
107.1
100.2
100.5
94.3
101.4
100.0
109.6
100.7
101.2
100.2
116.7
110.5
109.0
101.6
123.7
102.4
116.6
97.6
110.8
123.2
105.9
100.8
120.3
123.9
103.6
104.9
100.2
103.0
114.3
120.3
98.1
100.5
97.4
98.7
98.6
101.6
103.4
103.3
91.3
78.5
95.7
91.8
97.7
94.2
93.6
94.4
( 11/)
( 11/)

June

D
ec.

118.2
101.9
104.7
102.8
114.2
101.2
104.4
94.0
102.1
92.2
112.4
101.0
104.8
101.3
117.2
111.6
110.1
98.7
118.2
106.5
118.0
100.7
113.7
136.4
105.8
103.0
122.0
126.1
105.8
105.0
100.7
104.6
116.6
123.7
98.1
101.4
95.8
100.9
99.7
103.2
104.4
104.0
90.7
76.7
96.0
91.0
98.1
96.3
93.4
90.6
( 11/)
( 11/)
( 11/)
123.3
123.1
127.4
118.6
107.5
106.3
105.7
123.4
118.8
118.3
120.2
105.6
114.1
104.0
157.1
152.4
155.5
108.9
102.6

122.8
104.4
107.6
105.6
118.2
103.5
109.4
94.8
102.6
92.7
115.6
101.9
107.4
104.8
117.8
112.7
111.0
97.2
117.8
108.3
120.4
102.1
114.7
139.9
115.7
103.3
125.8
130.9
109.9
104.9
100.6
106.3
119.0
127.7
98.4
102.4
95.9
103.2
100.0
104.8
104.2
105.4
90.6
75.1
97.0
90.9
98.5
97.2
93.7
90.4
( 11/)
( 11/)

129.4
107.9
112.7
108.4
125.7
107.8
116.1
95.9
105.1
93.8
120.7
103.1
113.0
110.4
118.1
115.9
113.9
98.1
121.5
111.7
125.7
105.9
119.2
143.8
119.5
106.9
135.1
140.2
115.5
105.5
100.8
110.6
123.8
136.7
97.9
103.4
93.9
103.8
100.9
108.0
104.5
108.4
89.0
68.4
98.5
90.1
99.7
99.3
94.1
( 12/)
100.3

139.0
113.1
119.6
115.6
132.8
113.1
122.3
100.1
111.2
96.7
125.1
106.5
117.4
116.5
119.7
119.6
117.3
100.8
( 11/)
113.3
131.7
111.8
125.7
147.1
126.3
112.0
138.2
148.5
121.7
107.3
103.0
116.3
130.0
145.0
98.1
106.0
93.7
105.5
101.0
114.3
107.2
113.5
87.5
63.2
101.2
89.8
100.6
102.7
94. 7
( 12/)
1JT.2
T

(U/)

(U/>

128.5
128.7
133.4
123.0
114.3
109.3
108.0
127.5
121.4
121.3
122.5
107.6

137.6
138.8
142.6
132.3
123.6
113.7
113.9
134.3
127.5
128.1
126.7
113.4

145.3
146.8
151.9
139.2
129.6
119.7
119.1
140.9
134.5
135.0
133.3
120.3

117.0
110.6
119.5
115.0
100.5
102.3
100.8
118.2
113.5
11J.3
113.5
101.4

118.8
118.2
121.8
llo. 6
103.6
102.3
102.5
120.3
115.7
114.9
117.1
102.9

114.8
99. V
101.7
101. 7
108.9
100.1
100.3
94.2
100.9
99.4
110.8
101.4
102.4
100.8
117.1
111.2
109.7
97.4
122.7
106.8
117.3
99.8
112.4
128.6
105.8
102.1
121.3
125.3
103.8
105.0
100.4
103.0
115.7
122.2
98.1
101.4
98.8
99.5
98.4
102.1
104.6
104.7
90.8
77.5
95.4
91.1
97.5
95.8
93.4
92.1
( 11/)
( 11/)
( 11/)
121.1
120.9
124.1
117.7
106.0
104.4
103.2
121.9
117.4
116.7
118.8
104.4

116.1
105. /'
168.0
163.5
165.5
113.7
105.7

121.8
109.2
200.1
195.8
195.4
128.4
112.3

125.7
113.0
226.6
222.5
220.2
143.2
117.1

110.6
101.6
144.6
140.6
142.7
101.8
100.7

111.3
102.4
147.4
142.8
146.2
102.8
101.1

112.8
103.5
152.5
147.8
151.3
105.7
102.0

(U /)

69

Table E C n m Price Index, Indexes of Selected Item an G
. o su er
s d roups,

1963- 68—Continued

U.S. C IT Y A V E R A G E — Continued

Item and group
Apparel and upkeep—Continued
Footwear—Continued
Wmn
o e 's:
Shoes, street, p m -------------------------------up
Shoes, evening, p m ------------------------------up
Shoes, casual, p m -------------------------------up
Houseslippers, scuff ------------------------------Children’s:
Shoes, oxford ---------------------------------------Sneakers, boys', oxford type --------------------D
ress shoes, girls's, strap ---------------------Miscellaneous apparel:
Diapers, cotton gauze -------------------------------Yard goods, cotton -----------------------------------Wrist watches, m
en's and w en's -----------------om
Apparel services:
Drycleaning, m
en's suits and w en's dresses --om
Autom
atic laundry services -------------------------Laundry, m
en's shirts -------------------------------Tailoring charges, h m adjustm ----------------e
ent
S o repairs, w en's heel lift -------------------he
om
Transportation ---------------------------------------------Private 10 / -----------------------------------------------Automobiles, n --------------------------------------ew
Autom
obiles, used ------------------------------------Gasoline, regular and prem ---------------------ium
Motor oil, prem -----------------------------------ium
Tires, new tubeless ---------------------------------,
A repairs and m
uto
aintenance ----------------------Auto insurance rates --------------------------------A registration ------------------------------------uto
Parking fees, private and municipal--------------Public -----------------------------------------------------Local transit fares ----------------------------------Taxicab fares ------------------------------------------Railroad fares, coach -------------------------------Airplane fares, chiefly coach ---------------------B s fares, intercity ---------------------------------u

(1957 59=100 unless otherwise specified)
Other
1966
1967
index
bases
M | June Sept. Dec.
ar.
M
ar. June Sept.

Dec.'63
Dec.'63
Dec.'63
Dec. *63
Dec.1
63
Dec.'63
Dec.'63
Dec.'63
Dec.'63

D c. ' 63
e
Dec.'63
Dec.'63
Dec.*63

Health an recreation -------------------------------------d
Medical care ---------------------------------------------D
rugs and prescriptions -----------------------------Over-the-counter item ----------------------------- Dec.'63
s
Multiple vitamin concentrates ----------------- Dec.'63
Aspirin co p u d -------------------------------- Dec.'63
mo n s
Liquid tonics ------------------------------------- Dec.*63
Adhesive bandages, package --------------------- Dec.'63
C tablets or capsules ------------------------ Dec.'63
old
C u h syrup ---------------------------------------- Dec.'63
og
Prescriptions ---------------------------------------Anti-infectives ----------------------------------- Mar.'60
Sedatives an hypnotics ------------------------- Mar•'60
d
Ataractics ----------------------------------------- Mar.' 60
Anti-spasm
odics ----------------------------------- Mar.* 60
C u h preparations ------------------------------- Mai.'60
og
Cardiovasculars and anti-hypertensives ------ M . 1
ar 60
Anti-arthritics ----------------------------------- M .'60
ar
6
Analgesics, internal ----------------------------- Mar•1 7
Anti-obesity --------------------------------------- Mar.'67
Horm
ones----------- --------------------------------- Mar.'67
Professional services:
Physicians' fees -----------------------------------Fam doctor, office visits -----------------ily
Fam doctor, house visits -------------------ily
Obstetrical cases -------------------------------Pediatric care, office visits ----------------- D .'63
ec
e
Psychiatrist, office visits -------------------- Dc . '63
Herniorrhaphy, adult ----------------------------- D .'63
ec
Tonsillectomy an adenoidectom --------------d
y
Dentists' fees --------------------------------------Fillings, adult, am
algam o e surface ------, n
Extractions, adult ----------------------- ------Dentures, full upper ----------------------------- D .'63
ec
Other professional services:
Examination, prescription, and dispensing
of eyeglasses----------------------------------Routine laboratory tests ------------------------ D .'63
ec
Hospital service charges:
Daily service charges -----------------------------Semiprivate ro m --------------------------------os
Private ro m ; -----------------------------------oseC
Operating ro m charges ----------------------------- D .'63
o
X-ray, diagnostic series, upper G.I. ----------.'63

Dec

S footnotes at end of table.
ee




119.5
102.5
105.5
104.8
115.3
101.4
105.8
94.6
101.9
92.3
113.5
101.3
106.0
102.3
117.6
111.4
109.9
97.1
115.4
106.9
118.8
100.4
113.7
138.2
116.5
103.3
122.1
126.2
105.8
104.9
100. S
106.0
117.6
125.3
98.4
101.8
96.4
102.1
99.9
103.2
104.1
104.7
90.9
76.8
97.1
90.8
98.3
96.9
93.5
90.2
(11/)
(11/)
(11
/)
125.5
125.7
129.9
120.2
109.2
107.4
107.1
124.7
119.5
119.2
120.6
106.2

122.7
104.7
108.2
105.8
119.4
103.5
108.8
94.3
103.0
92.5
115.1
101.9
106.8
105.3
116.0
112.2
110.7
96.8
118.2
107.7
120.4
102.6
114.3
139.4
116.7
103.1
122.8
126.2
110.2
104.9
100.6
106.3
118.7
127.0
98.6
102.9
96.7
104.7
99.9
105.3
104.2
105.7
90.5
74.9
97.2
90.3
98.6
97.1
93.5
89.8
(11/)
(11/)
(11
/)
128.0
128.1
133.3
121.9
115.0
108.9
107.5
127.3
120.9
120.9
122.0
106.9

125.1
105.9
108.6
106.3
119.2
104.8
112.0
95.2
102.1
92.9
116.8
102.5
107.7
106.4
118.2
113.3
111.3
94.4
120.1
109.5
121.5
103.2
115.3
141.6
116.7
103.2
129.5
137.4
110.2
104.9
100.6
106.7
119.9
129.4
96.5
102.6
95.8
103.3
100.2
105.7
104.4
105.6
90.5
74.1
96.9
91.1
98.5
97.4
94.1
90.9
(11/)
(11
/)
(11/)
130.8
131.1
135.9
125.5
117.5
110.2
108.5
129.8
122.8
122.7
124.0
108.5

126.9
105.9
109.8
107.1
121.0
106.1
114.0
95.7
103.8
93.3
119.2
102.5
111.4
107.4
117.2
113.8
111.7
98.6
114.2
110.1
122.3
103.2
116.4
142.4
116.7
104.1
129.8
137.6
111.4
104.9
100.5
106.9
121.0
131.9
98.3
102.5
94.1
103.8
100.2
106.0
103.7
106.3
90.3
73.3
97.4
90.7
93.7
97.7
94.0
90.5
(11/)
(11/)

114.6
103.8
160.8
156.1
159.0
111.2
103.2

115.7
105.7
164.2
159.6
162.0
112.6
104.5

117.1
106.9
172.6
168.3
169.6
115.4
107.6

1968
D
ec.

M
ar.

June

Sept.

132.9
133.3
138.3
127.5
119.5
112.6
110.5
130.8
124.3
124.5
125.0
110.1

127.7
106. 7
110.2
107.3
125.1
106.5
115.4
95.2
104.4
92.8
119.6
102.4
112.1
107.8
117.2
114.2
112.2
97.2
115.9
110.7
123.6
103.6
118.1
143.1
119.2
106.2
130.5
138.6
111.4
105.1
100.6
109.7
122.2
134.6
98.0
102.6
93.8
103.2
100.6
106.6
103.7
107.3
89.6
70.2
97.7
90.7
99.3
98.7
94.1
(12/)
100.0
100.0
100.0
135.5
136.4
140.7
130.4
121.8
113.0
112.1
132.2
125.8
126.4
125.3
111.4

128.7
107.8
113.1
108.2
125.7
107.8
115.8
95.3
104.8
93.9
121.0
103.2
113.0
109.9
118.3
115.7
113.7
96.8
122.4
112.1
125.4
104.8
119.0
143.4
120.0
106.3
132.2
139.6
117.4
105.1
100.9
111.3
123.2
136.3
97.7
103.1
94.4
102.9
100.7
107.3
103.9
108.3
88.8
68.1
98.0
89.6
99.5
99.2
93.9
(12
/)
100.1
100.6
99.8
137.3
138.5
142.2
132.5
123.6
113.5
114.1
132.8
126.9
127.7
126.2
112.3

130.4
108.9
114.2
109.0
126.3
108.1
116.4
96.6
105.6
94.3
121.0
103.5
113.6
112.1
118.7
116.8
114.8
96.1
126.2
113.1
127.4
107.3
120.2
144.5
120.0
107.8
133.0
140.9
117.4
105.4
100.9
111.5
124.9
138.5
97.9
103.8
93.6
104.4
101.3
108.7
105.3
108.9
S .6
S
67.0
99.2
90.1
99.9
99.7
94.2
( 12
/)
100.4
99.7
99.1
139.4
140.7
144.1
134.0
125.1
114.0
115.3
136.9
128.8
129.2
127.5
115.3

132.6
109.6
115.3
110.0
128.1
110.4
118.2
96.7
106.5
94.9
122.0
103.7
114.3
113.7
118.6
117.9
115.8
101.3
124.8
111.5
128.5
110.5
121.3
145.1
120.0
109.0
134.9
143.8
118.2
107.0
101.1
111.2
126.6
140.4
98.1
104.7
93.5
105.2
101.5
111.1
106.0
110.0
83.4
65.7
99.7
89.8
100.5
100.4
94.5
(12/)
100.8
99.9
98.9
141.0
142.7
145.8
134.6
126.2
115.1
116.0
137.4
130.7
131.3
129.1
116.9

135.4
110.8
117.5
112.3
129.8
112.1
119.4
98.6
108.6
95.0
122.9
106.6
116.4
114.2
119.3
119.0
116.7
100.6
124.6
113.4
130.0
111.5
124.2
146.0
125.5
109.8
137.1
146.6
118.2
107.0
102.7
115.6
128.3
142.9
98.2
105.7
93.9
105.1
101.4
113.7
106.6
112.8
87.8
64.0
100.0
89.8
100.9
102.0
94.8
( 12/)
101.4
99.4
97.5
143.2
144.9
148.4
136.5
126.1
11- .7
3
117.7
135.8
132.9
133.7
130.9
119.0

138.3
112.7
119.0
114.6
132.4
113.0
120.8
100.3
111.5
95.1
125.2
106.0
117.4
116.3
119.7
119.7
117.4
100.1
127.9
113.2
131.5
110.8
125.3
146.6
127.4
111.6
138.4
147.3
122.9
107.0
103.4
117.0
129.7
144.4
98.0
106.1
94.3
105.9
100.6
113.9
107.1
113.9
87.2
63.2
100.7
89.8
100.6
102.4
94.7
( 12/)
101.4
98.7
94.1
144.9
146.4
151.6
138.4
129.0
119.0
119.3
140.6
134.1
134.6
132.8
119. S

141.7
114.8
121.4
117.8
135.1
113.8
125.0
101.2
112.6
98.1
126.2
106.7
117.9
117.6
119.8
119.5
117.2
98.4
126.7
113.9
133.1
112.0
127.0
147.5
127.4
112.9
138.7
147.8
122.9
107.4
103.3
117.0
131.1
146.4
98.0
106.3
93.9
105.3
100.9
115.0
108.0
113.5
87.0
62.4
101.9
89.7
100.4
103.1
94.3
( 12/)
100.9
98.9
93.9
146.6
148.1
154.3
141.7
130.2
120.6
119.9
141.5
135.9
136.2
134.7
121.7

144.8
116.3
123.1
121.5
136.7
114.9
126.8
101.9
114.8
100.3
128.0
107.9
119.9
119.9
120.4
120.2
117.5
102.7
118.7
113.3
134.0
114.3
128.9
150.0
127.4
115.9
144.3
156.5
124.8
108.4
103.3
117.8
132.8
149.1
98.5
106.6
92.2
105.7
100.9
116.3
107.7
115.6
87.6
62.2
103.4
89.8
100.7
104.5
95.1
( 12/)
101.5
101.4
95.5
149.1
150.5
157.0
142.9
133.3
123.3
121.2
145.3
137.3
137.3
137.6
122.5

118.6
107.6
183.0
178.6
179.6
119.0
110.0

120.6
108.6
194.2
189.8
190.0
124.3
111.0

121.7
109.1
200.1
195.9
195.2
128.6
111.9

122.8
109.0
204.1
199.9
199.0
131.3
113.5

123.6
111.4
211.4
207.0
206.2
133.7
114.4

124.9
112.1
219.9
215.9
213.5
138.6
115.6

125.2
112.3
224.6
220. 7
218.1
142.7
116.7

126.5
114.3
231.8
227.6
225.1
146.4
113.6

127.6
114.2
239.3
235.1
232.3
150.9
119.0

(U/)

70
Table E. Consumer Price Index, Indexes of Selected Items and Groups, 1963-68—Continued
U.S. C IT Y A V E R A G E — Continued

Item and group
Health and recreation—Continued
Personal care --------------------------------------------------------T oilet goods ------------------------------------------------------Toothpaste, standard d e n tifrice -------------------T oilet soap, hard m illed -------------------------------Hand lo tio n s, liq u id -------------------------------------Shaving cream, aerosol ----------------------------------Face powder, pressed -------------------------------------Deodorants, cream or roll-on ------------------------Cleansing tissu e s -------------------------------------------Home permanent r e f ills ----------------------------------Personal care services ---------------- --------------------Men's haircuts -----------------------------------------------Beauty shop services --------------------------------------Women's haircuts -----------------------------------------Shampoo and wave s e t s , plain ---------------------Permanent waves, cold ---------------------------------Reading and recreation 13/ --------------------------------------Recreational goods ------------------------------------------------TV s e t s , portable and console --------------------------TV replacement tubes -----------------------------------------Radios, portable and tab le model ---------------------Tape recorders, portable ----------------------------------Phonograph records, stereophonic ---------------------Movie cameras, Super 8, zoom lens -------------------Film, 35mm, color ----------------------------------------------Golf b a lls , liq u id center ---------------------------------B asketb alls, rubber or vin yl cover ------------------Fishing rods, fresh water spincast ------------------Bowling b a lls .-----------------------------------------------------B icy cles, boys' --------------------------------------------------T ricycles ------------------------------------------------------------Dog food, canned or boxed ---------------------------------Recreational services -------------------------------------------Indoor movie admissions ------------------------------------Adult ---------------------------------- -----------------------------Children's -------------------------------------------------------D rive-in movie adm issions, adult ---------------------Bowling fe e s , e v e n in g ---------------------------------------Golf greens fees ------------------------------------------------TV r ep a irs, picture tube replacement --------------Film developing, black and white ---------------------Reading and education:
Newspapers, str e e t sa le and delivery --------------Magazines, sin g le copy and subscription ---------Piano le sso n s, beginner ------------------------------------Other goods and services --------------------------------------Tobacco products ---------------------------------------------------C igarettes, n o n filte r tip , regular s iz e ---------C igarettes, f i lt e r t ip , king s iz e -------------------Cigars, dom estic, regular siz e -------------------------A lcoholic beverages ----------------------------------------------B e e r --------------------------------------------------------------------Whiskey, s p ir it blended and straigh t bourbon
Wine, dessert and table ------------------------------------Away from home ----------------------------------------------------Financial and m iscellaneous personal expenses:
Funeral ser v ice s, adult ------------------------------------Bank service charges, checking accounts ---------Legal s e r v ic e s, short form w ill -----------------------See footnotes at end of tab le.




(1957-59=100 unless otherwise sp ecified )
Other
Annual averages
index
bases
1965
1964
1966
1967

Dec. '63
Dec, '63

Dec. '63
Dec.
Dec.
Dec.
Dec.
Dec.
Dec.
Dec.
Dec.
Dec.
Dec.
Dec.
Dec.
Dec.
Dec.

'63
'63
'63
'63
*63
■ 63
'63
'63
'63
'63
'63
'63
'63
'63

Dec.
Dec.
Dec.
Dec.

'63
'63
'63
'63

Dec. '63
Dec. '63
Mar. '59
Dec.
Dec.
Dec.
Dec.
Dec.

'63
'63
'63
'63
'63

109.2
102.9
99.3
108.7
100.1
99.2
112.7
99.8
95.4
96.4
116.4
117.7
113.0
100.5
120.7
99.3
114.1
99.2
90.1
100.2
88.6
99.5
99.7
98.6
100.3
98.9
99.0
99.9
100.3
98.7
99.7
101.3
102.5
135.5
133.4
142.7
105.7
99.1
106.8
105.3
101.2

109.9
102.3
99.8
115.5
98.4
99.4
111.1
96.5
93.3
93.4
119.8
122.1
115.7
102.7
124.7
99.8
115.2
97.1
86.3
98.4
83.9
97.2
98.9
94.6
97.8
98.3
98.2
100.2
99.4
98.2
99.4
102.2
106.0
146.4
144.0
154.8
113.5
99.3
110.4
102.6
103.1

125.6
102.3
101.2
108.8
114.8
118.1
113.2
100.3
104.7
104.4
104.9
99.9
100.6
100.2
100.7
104.6

129.5
104.6
103.6
111.4
120.2
124.2
118.9
100.3
105.8
105.4
105.3
100.4
102.3
101.4
100.8
110.4

112.2
101.2
106.2
119.5
94.1
99.6
104.6
92.4
93.0
89.5
125.3
129.5
119.6
105.4
130.7
101.0
117.1
95.3
82.1
98.0
78.7
95.7
98.4
91.3
93.7
99.5
97.9
103.1
96.8
99.5
101.2
103.8
110.2
157.3
153.1
171.1
123.5
100.7
114.9
100.5
104.4
133.8
108.0
106.4
114.9
126.1
130.8
124.9
101.8
107.7
107.0
105.9
100.9
105.5
103.4
101.5
113.9

115.5
102.9
107.0
119.8
94.8
100.4
110.4
92.0
97.7
90.6
130.9
136.1
124.3
110.4
137.0
102.2
120.1
95.6
80.4
102.5
77.3
95.0
98.0
89.3
93.6
101.0
99.9
107.0
94.9
102.1
103.9
105.6
115.2
169.2
165.3
182.5
132.1
103.9
118.7
101.4
106.4
138.9
111.1
110.6
118.2
130.9
136.3
129.7
103.2
109.9
108.9
107.2
102.1
108.9
106.1
104.0
119.5

1968
120.3
106.0
107.8
122.3
99.9
101.9
117.5
92.3
104.5
91.2
137.9
144.7
130.2
117.2
144.6
103.8
125.7
96.9
80.2
109.3
77.0
91.8
96.7
85.6
98.0
103.1
105.5
112.8
96.8
105.0
106.8
106.4
123.4
185.3
181.2
199.1
146.2
107.4
124.9
102.9
118,3
147.7
116.5
117.5
123.6
139.1
145.7
138.0
104.5
113.7
111.9
108.7
106.0
114.9
110.7
107.3
124.3

1964
June
109.1
102.7
99.1
108.2
101.6
98.6
111.1
99.4
95.6
96.3
116.1
117.1
112.9
100.4
120.5
99.2
111.4
99.3
90.0
100.2
88.8
99.5
99.8
98.7
100.4
98.9
99.4
100.4
100.2
98.5
99.8
101.3
102.2
135.0
132.7
142.8
105.1
98.3
107.5
105.3
100.9
125.4
103.1
101.1
108.7
114.8
118.1
113.1
100.4
104.6
104.2
104.8
99.9
100.5
100.1
100.9
103.7

1/

Dec.
110.0
103.0
99.4
110.4
98.2
99.4
114.2
100.2
94.5
96.4
117.7
119.7
113.8
100.8
121.9
99.5
114.9
98.8
89.5
100.3
87.5
99.5
99.5
97.7
100.4
98.4
98.0
99.3
100.5
98.3
99.4
101.9
104.1
139.0
137.1
145.6
109.1
99.8
108.9
104.9
102.1
127.9
102.2
102.0
109.2
115.1
118.6
113.5
100.2
104.9
104.8
104.9
99.8
100.9
100.4
100.8
108.0

1965 1 /
June
Dec.

111.0

103.5
98.8
115.8
101.2
99.1
114.3
98.8
93.4
95.4
119.4
121.5
115.3
102.7
124.1
99.6
115.7
98.0
88.0
99.4
85.4
97.1
99.2
96.0
100.2
98.2
98.6
99.9
99.9
98.3
99.4
101.4
105.8
146.6
144.8
153.3
112.5
98.5
111.2
102.6
102.9
128.9
103.5
103.0

111.0

119.3
123.2
118.1
100.1
105.3
105.0
105.0
100.3
101.6
101.2
100.9
110.5

110.0
100.3
101.5
117.4
94.5
99.7
105.1
91.5
92.7
89.2
121.4
123.9
117.0
103.7
126.7
100.1
115.4
95.2
82.6
96.0
80.1
96.3
98.3
91.3
93.4
98.5
97.8
101.0
98.3
98.0
99.4
103.5
107.2
149.6
146.2
161.1
116.8
100.2
110.0
101.6
103.7
131.2
107.2
105.1
113.4
123.7
128.2
122.5
100.6
106.8
106.2
105.8
100.8
104.0
102.2
100.7
111.5

71
Table E. Consumer P rice Index, Indexes of Selected Items and Groups, 1963-68—Continued
U.S. C IT Y A V E R A G E — Continued

Item and group
Health and recreation—Continued
Personal care -----------------------------------------------------------T oilet goods ---------------------------------------------------------Toothpaste, standard d e n tifrice ----------------------T oilet soap, hard m illed ----------------------------------Hand lo tio n s , liq u id ----------------------------------------Shaving cream, aerosol -------------------------------------Face powder, pressed ----------------------------------------Cleansing tissu e s ----------------------------------------------Home permanent r e f ills -------------------------------------Personal care services ----------------------------------------Men's haircu ts --------------------------------------------------Beauty shop services ----------------------------------------Women's haircuts --------------------------------------------Shampoo and wave s e t s , plain ------------------------Permanent waves, cold -----------------------------------Reading and recreation 13/ ----------------------------------------Recreational goods ---------------------------------------------------TV s e t s , portable and console -----------------------------TV replacement tubes --------------------------------------------Radios, portable and table model ------------------------Tape recorders, portable -------------------------------------Phonograph records, stereophonic ------------------------Movie cameras, Super 8, zoom lens ----------------------Golf b a lls , liq u id center -----------------------------------B asketb alls, rubber or v in yl cover --------------------Fishing rods, fresh water spin cast —------------------

(1957-59=100 unless otherwise sp ecified )
Other
1966
index
bases Mar. June Sept. Dec.
Mar.

Dec.*63

Dec.'63

Dec.'63
Dec.'6 3
Dec.'63
Dec.'63
u c . c . *(>3
Dec.'63
Dec.'63
Dec.'63
Dec. 163
D ec.*63
Dec.*63
T ricycles --------------------------------------------------------------- Dec.* 63
Dog food, canned or boxed ------------------------------------ Dec.*63
Recreational services ---------------------------------------------- Dec. 163
Indoor movie admissions ---------------------------------------Adult ------------------------------------------------------------------Children's ---------------------------------------------------------D rive-in movie adm issions, adult
- Dec.'6 3
Bowling fe e s , e v e n in g ------------------------------------------- Dec.*63
Golf greens fees ---------------------------------------------------- Dec•'63
TV rep airs, picture tube replacement -----------------Film developing, black and white ------------------------- D ec.'63
Reading and education:
Newspapers, str e e t sa le and delivery -----------------Magazines, sin g le copy and subscription
D ec.*63
Piano le sso n s, beginner ---------------------------------------- D ec.*63
Other goods and services --------------------------------------------Tobacco products ------------------------------------------------------C igarettes, n o n filte r tip , regular s iz e ------------C igarettes, f i lt e r t ip , king siz e ----------------------- Mar.'59
Cigars, dom estic, regular siz e ---------------------------A lcoholic beverages -------------------------------------------------B e e r ------------------------------------------------------------------Whiskey, s p ir it blended and stra ig h t bourbon ---.
Wine, dessert and tab le ---------------------------------------- Dec.'6 3
Away from home ------------------------------------------------------- Dec.'6 3
Financial and m iscellaneous personal expenses:
Funeral se r v ic e s, adult ---------------------------------------- Dec.'63
Bank service charges, checking accounts
Dec.'63
Legal se r v ic e s, short form w ill -------------------------- Dec.'6 3

111.0
100.9
106.0
113.2
95.6
99.3
103.7
92.5
91.3
39.3
122.9
126.3
117.6
104.1
128.0
100.3
116.6
95.2
82.3
95.8
79.3
95.3
97.9
91.6
93.4
99.3
97.5
101.7
97.9
99.0
100.9
103.7
109.4
155.1
150.8
169.4
119.8
101.5
112.9
101.2
104.6
132.4
108.0
105.3
113.8
123.9
128.5
122.6
100.7
107.2
106.9
105.6
100.7
104.6
102.5
101.0
L13.1

112.2
101.2
107.3
119.0
94.6
99.2
104.4
92.0
93.1
39.1
125.4
129.7
119.6
105.2
130.9
i u l .i
117.0
95.1
82.2
96.3
78.8
95.2
98.2
Ql.A
93.8
99.3
98.1
102.4
97.2
99.6
101.0
103.0
110.2
157.0
152.3
172.6
123.0
100.8
115.9
100.0
104.5
133.9
108.0
106.0
114.9
126.2
130.7
125.3
101.9
107.7
107.5
105.7
101.0
105.3
103.2
101.2
113.3

113.0
101.5
106.4
121.3
93.0
99.6
105.3
92.5
93.7
89.5
126.9
131.6
120.8
106.4
132.5
101.3
117.5
95.4
81.3
100.4
78.1
95.9
98.7
91.1
94.1
9 9 .S
97.9
105.0
96.2
99.8
101.3
104.0
110.7
159.3
155.7
171.3
127.1
98.7
117.3
99.7
104.1
134.3
107.8
107.1
115.7
127.7
132.5
126.5
102.6
108.1
107.3
106.2
101.2
106.2
104.1
101.9
114.7

113.7
101.8
107.0
120.6
92.7
100.6
105.2
93.4
93.6
90.3
128.1
133.4
121.6
107.1
133.7
101.6
118.4
95.7
82.0
101.5
77.6
96.2
99.0
90.8
93.5
99.9
98.3
104.2
94.8
100.4
102.4
104.7
112.1
161.6
157.4
175.8
127.5
102.6
115.3
101.1
104.7
136.0
107.8
108.2

114.4
102.1
107.6
120.0
93.0
99.8
106.1
93.2
95.5
90.5
129.4
134.6
122.9
108.1
135.5
101.8
118.9
95.7
81.2
102.0
77.3
95.7
98.3
an. 2
93.4
99.9
98.7
106.1
95.4
102.2
103.2
105.2
113.0
163.4
159.3
177.4
127.3
104.3
115.9
100.9
104.8
137.0
107.8
109.8

115.9
128.0
133.0
126.7
102.6
108.1
106.6
106.4
100.8
107.0
104.7
L02.5
115.9

116.4
128.0
132.9
126.8
102.8
108.9
108.2
106.5
100.9
107.4
105.2
102.3
117.8

June

1967
Sept.

115.3
102.8
106.5
119.7
93.1
99.9
112.0
91.9
98.0
90.7
130.4
135.4
124.1
110.5
136.6
102.1
119.7
95.5
80.1
102.2
77.2
95.3
98.0
89.7
93.5
101.8
99.5
108.3
95.0
102.6
103.3
105.9
114.7
168.1
163.8
182.7
131.5
103.9
120.1
100.6
104.4
137.3
111.8
109.9
116.9
128.5
133.5
127.4
102.9
109.2
108.2
106.6
101.6
108.2
105.8
103.8
119.7

Dec.

116.4 117.2
103.6 103.S
106.6 107.4
119.4 119.7
96.8
97.9
100.8 101.5
113.2 112.9
91.4
90.4
99.5 100.0
90.4
90.7
131.9 133.5
137.5 138.9
125.1 126.9
111.7 113.5
137.9 140.1
102.3 103.1
120.5 122.2
95.4
95.7
79.5
80.0
102.6 103.9
77.3
77.3
94.6
93.6
97.4
97.7
8 8 ,b 87.1
93.8
93.7
101.3 101.7
101.2 101.2
105.8 109.4
94.7
94.1
102.2 102.0
105.0 104.9
106.0 105.3
116.4 119.0
172.8 178.2
169.0 175.2
185.8 188.5
136.2 136.4
102.5 105.8
120.9 119.1
101.9 102.7
106.2 113.1
140.0 143.8
111.8 114.3
110.8 113.5
119.7 121.4
133.7 136.1
139.6 142.5
132.5 134.8
103.6 103.7
110.8 111.9
109.8 110.8
108.2 108.3
102.5 104.4
110.0 111.4
106.5 108.2
,104.5 L06.6
120.2 122.7

1968
Sept.

Mar.

June

118.4
104.4
106.9
121.7
97.7
100.8
113.4
91.3
102.8
89.6
135.6
141.7
123.4
116.0
141.8
103.2
124.2
96.3
79.9
106.9
76.9
Q1 . Q
97.0
86.1
97.0
102.9
102.5
110.3
96.1
104.4
105.9
106.1
121.2
182.5
178.3
196.7
139.4
107.4
120.2
103.0
116.6
145.4
114.3
115.9
122.4
137.1
143.5
136.0
104.0
112.9
111.6
108.4
105.8
112.9
109.7
107.5
122.8

120.1
105.9
107.3
122.5
99.2
101.6
118.3
92.2
104.9
90.6
137.6
144.3
130.0
117.2
144.3
103.5
125.6
96.9
80.2
108.7
77.2
91.8
96.5
85.1
99.3
103.0
104.9
112.6
96. S
104.2
107.0
106.5
123.6
185.0
181.1
198.3
145.7
106.8
127.0
102.7
119.3
147.4
lll7.0
116.9
123.5
139.3
Il46.0
Il38.1
104.5
h.13.3
|l08.7
J.05.9
114.3
jll0.6
|108.1
jl23.7

in .5

121.5
106.7
106.8
123.2
100.7
102.8
120.2
92.6
105.8
91.5
139.6
146.8
131.5
118.1
146.6
104.3
126.7
97.4
80.4
110.9
76.9
91.5
96.5
85.5
98.7
103.6
107.8
114.7
97.4
106.4
107.7
106.7
125.1
187.4
183.6
200.4
151.6
107.3
127.9
103.4
119.3
149.2
117.0
118.7
124.4
140.5
147.2
139.4
104.8
114.2
112.3
108.8
106.2
115.9
111.4
106.3
124.8

Dec.
123.4
108.6
111.3
122.9
104.3
102.8
120.3
94.7
106.5
94.6
141.6
149.7
irn.n
119.7
148.3
104.9
128.2
97.9
80.5
114.0
76.8
91.2
96.7
85.3
98.6
103.7
109.8
115.7
98.1
106.7
107.7
106.9
126.3
190.3
185.3
207.0
153.7
109.2
127.2
102.6
120.2
151.3
119.3
121.1
125.6
148*. 0
140.4
105.4
115.6
112.6
109.0
107.1
119.3
112.3
106.6
127.6

1J Only semiannual indexes are availab le for 1964 and 1965.
2 / Also includes fees of chiropractors and p o d ia tr ists, and overhead costs of health insurance not shown separately.
3/ Also includes h o tel and motel rates not shown sep arately.
4/ Also includes home purchase costs not shown sep aratelv.
5/ Also includes pine shelvin g, furnace a ir f i l t e r s , packaged dry cement mix, and shrubbing not shown separately.
6/ Also includes Venetian b lin d s, n a ils , carpet sweepers, air deodorizers, ste e l wool scouring pads, envelopes, reupholstering, washer repairs,
and moving expenses not shown separately.
7/ Priced only in season.
8/ Also includes radios and te le v is io n s e ts , shown separately under Reading and recreation.
9J Also includes men's sport s h ir ts , women's and g ir ls ' lightw eight coa ts, women's sla ck s, cock ta il d resses, bathing s u its, g ir ls ' shorts,
earrin gs, and zippers not shown separately.
10/ Also includes recapped tir e s and drivers' licen se fe e s not shown separately.
11/ Not av a ila b le.
12/ Discontinued se r ie s.
13/ Also includes outboard motors, nondurable to y s, college tu itio n fe e s , paperback books, and college textbooks, not shown separately.




Table F. Consumer Price Index, R elative Importance of Major Groups, Special Groups, and Individual Items
Selected With C ertainty, 1/ December 1963 and December 1968
U.S. C IT Y A V E R A G E

Components
A ll items .......
Major Groups
F o o d -------------------------------------------------Housing --------------------------------------------Apparel and upkeep -------------------------Transportation --------------------------------Health and recreation --------------------Medical care --------------------------------Personal care ------------------------------Reading and recreation ---------------Other goods and services ------------Special Groups
A ll item s le s s sh elter ------------------A ll items le s s food -----------------------A ll item s le s s medical care ----------Com m odities------------------------ -----------Nondurables ---------------------------------Durables --------------------------------------Services ------------------------------------------Commodities le s s food --------------------Nondurables le s s food -----------------Apparel com m odities--------- -------Apparel commodities le s s
footwear ----------------------------Nondurables le s s food and
apparel ---------------------------------Household durables ----------------------Housefurnishings -------------------------Services le ss rent -------------------------Household services le s s rent -----Transportation services -------------Medical care services -----------------Other services ----------------------------Individual Items
F o o d ---------------------------------------Food at home ----------------------Cereals and bakery products
Cereals ------------------------Bakery products -----------White bread --------------Other priced items —
Meats, poultry, and fish ■
Meats ---------------------------Beef and veal ----------Hamburger --------------Steak --------------------Other priced items
P o rk -------------------------Pork chops ------------Bacon --------------------Other priced items
Other meats -------------Poultry -----------------------Frying chicken --------Other priced items
Fi s h ------------------------Dairy products ---------------M ilk, fresh (grocery) M ilk, fresh (d elivered )
Butter -------------------------Other priced items -----F ruits and vegetables ---Fresh fr u its ---------------Apples ----------------------B ananas--------------------Oranges --------------------Other priced item s —




See footnotes at end of tab le.

Percent of
a ll items
December
December
1968
1963

100.00

100.00

22.43
33.23
10.63
13.88
19.45
5.70
2.75
5.94
5.06

22.46
33.01
10.82
13.43
19.90
6.26
2.71
5.82
5.11

79.85
77.57
94.30
65.97
47.19
18.78
34.03
43.54
24.76
9.16
7.65
15.60
5.69
4.72
28.53
13.47
4.86
4.56
5.64

79.34
77.54
93.74

22.43
17.89
2.45
.80
1.65
.60
1.05
5.63
4.45
2.21
.57
.80
.84
1.30
.36
.30
.64
.94
.73
.51
.22
.45
2.80
.85
.68
.25
1.02
3.02
.76
.17
.15
.20
.24

22.46
17.63
2.35
.76
1.59
.59
1.00
5.64
4.54
2.20
.59
.78
.83
1.35
.37
.30
.68
.99
.65
.46
.19
.45
2.85
.87
.68
.26
1.04
3.03
.77
.23
.13
.18
.23

64.20
46.94
17.26
35.80
41.74
24.48
9.35
7.75
15.13
5.16
4.45
30.60
14.31
5.11
5.26
5.92

Percent of
a ll items

Components
1963
Food—Continued
Fruits and vegetab les—Continued
Fresh vegetables ----------------------Lettuce ---------------------------------Potatoes --------------------------------Tomatoes --------------------------------Other priced item s ---------------Processed fr u its and vegetables
Other food at home ----------------------E g g s ................................................... ..
Fats and o ils ---------------------------Margarine ------------------------------Other priced item s ---------------Sugar and sweets ----------------------Nonalcoholic beverages ------------C offee, can and bag --------------Other priced items ---------------Prepared and p a r tia lly prepared
food --------------------------------------Food away from home ----------------------Restaurant meals ----------------------Between meal snacks -----------------Housing ---------------------------------------------Shelter ------------------------------------------R e n t--------------------------------------------Hotels and m otels ----------------------Homeownership -----------------------------Purchase and financing , ----------Home purchase ----------------------Mortgage in te r est ---------------Taxes and insurance ---------------Real esta te taxes ---------------Property insurance -------------Maintenance and repairs --------Commodities -------------------------Services ------------------------------Fuel and u t i l i t i e s -----------------------Fuel o il and coal ----------------------Fuel o il ---------------------------------C o a l----------------------------------------Gas and e le c tr ic ity ------------------G a s ------------------------------------------E le c tr ic ity ----------------------------Other u t i l i t i e s -------------------------Telephone --------------------------------Water and sewerage -----------------Household furnishings and
operation --------------------------------T extile housefurnishings ----------Furniture and bedding ---------------Bedroom s u i t e ------------------------Living room su ite ------------------Other priced item s ----------------Floor c o v e r in g s ------------------- -----Rugs, so ft surface -----------------Other priced item s -----------------Appliances ----------------------------------R efrigerators -------------------------Other priced items -----------------Other housefurnishings -------------Housekeeping supplies ---------------Housekeeping services ---------------Domestic service --------------------Baby s itt e r ----------------------------Postage -----------------------------------Other priced items -----------------Apparel and upkeep ---------------------------Men1s and boys' ----------------------------Men's - ------- --------------------------------S u its, year round ------------------Other priced items -----------------Boys' -------------------------------------------

December
1968

0.94
.16
.24
.14
.40
1.32
3.99
.64
.55
.15
.40
.64
1.01
.40
.61
1.15
4.54
3.75
.79
33.23
20.15
5.50
.38
14.27
9.11
6.28
2.83
2.13
1.72
.41
3.03
.98
2.05
5.26
.73
.67
.06
2.71
1.30
1.41
1.82
1.38
.44
7.82
.61
1.44
.28
.28
.88
.48
.34
.14
1.36
.28
1.08
.83
1.55
1.55
.26
.29
.23
.77
10.63
2.86
2.21
.36
1.85
.65

1.06
.15
.24
.14
.53
1.20
3.76
.63
.53
.14
.39
.58
.97
.38
.59
1.05
4.83
4.00
.83
33.01
20.66
5.19
.40
15.07
9.38
6.00
3.38
2.43
1.92
.51
3.26
.96
2.30
4.73
.68
.64
.04
2.41
1.17
1.24
1.64
1.18
.46
7.62
.60
1.44
.30
.29
.85
.43
.30
.13
1.17
.24
.93
.81
1.41
1.76
.33
.32
.24
.87
10.82
2.94
2.28
.41
1.87
.66

Table F. Consumer P rice Index, R elative Importance of Major Groups, Special Groups, and Individual Items
Selected With C ertainty, 1 / December 1963 and December 1968—Continued
U.S. C IT Y A V E R A G E — Continued

Components
Apparel and upkeep—Continued
Women's and g ir ls ' --------------------Women's-------------------------- -------Winter coats -----------------------S treet dresses --------------------Hose, nylon -------------------------Other priced items -------------G irls' -------------------------------------Footwear -------------------------------------S treet shoes, men's ---------------S treet shoes, women's —--------Other priced item s ---------------Other apparel -----------------------------Commodities ----------------------------Services ---------------------------------Dry cleaning -----------------------Men's s u i t ------------------- Women's dresses --------------Other priced item s -------------Transportation --------- --------------------Private transportation ---- --------Auto and related goods —------Auto purchase --------------------New cars ---------------------------Used c a r s --- ---------------- Gasoline and motor o il - - - - Gasoline ---------------------Motor o il --- ----------------Auto parts ---------------------Automobile services ---------Auto repairs and
maintenance --------------Other automobile expenses
Auto insurance ----------R egistration fe e s --------Drivers' licen se ----------Parking fe e s -----------------Auto financing charges 2/
Public transportation ---------------Local tra n sit --------------------Taxicabs ---------------------------Train fares -----------------------Airplane fares ------- ----------In te r c ity bus fares --- --------Health and recreation --------------Medical care ------------------------Drugs and prescrip tion s ------Over-the-counter items ------

Percent of
a ll items
December
December
1968
1963
4.08
3.23
.28
.50
.39
2.06
.85
1.51
.26
.26
.99
2.18
.71
1.47
.79
.44
.35
.68
13.88
12.64
9.02
5.02
2.55
2.47
3.28
3.05
.23
.72
3.62
.98
2.64
1.42
.37
.04
.18
.63
1.24
.78
.14
.07
.20
.05
19.45
5.70
1.14
.50

4.15
3.32
.30
.59
.32
2.11
.83
1.60
.27
.28
1.05
2.13
.66
1.47
.80
.44
.36
.67
13.43
12.11
8.31
4.42
2.33
2.09
3.18
2.95
.23
.71
3.80
1.01
2.79
1.63
.40
.04
.17
.55
1.32 \
.86
.16
.07
.18
.05
19.90
6.26
.99
. 46

Components
Health and recreation —Continued
Medical care—Continued
Drugs and p rescrip tio n s—Continued
P rescriptions ------------------------------P rofessional services --------------------Family doctor, house v is it ------- Family doctor, o ffic e v is it ------Optometric examination and
eyeglasses ----------------------------D en tists' fees ----------------------------Other priced items ---------------------H ospital services ---------------------------Health insurance 3/ ------------------------Overhead ---------------------------------------Claims (imputed to priced item s)H ospital services --------------------Nonhospital services ---------------Personal c a r e ------------------------------- — *
T oilet goods -----------------------------------S e r v ic e s ----------------------------------------- Men's haircut ------------------------------Other priced it e m s ---------------------Reading and recreation ----------------------Recreation --------------------------------------R ecreational goods ---------------------TV sets ------------------------------------Other priced items ------------------R ecreational services -----------------Movies (indoor) -----------------------Bowling fees ----------------------------Other priced items ------------------Reading and education --------------------Newspapers -----------------------------------College tu itio n ---------------------------Other priced items ----------------------Other goods and services ------------------Tobacco products ----------------------------C igarettes -----------------------------------Cigars ------------------------------------------A lcoholic beverages ----------------------B e e r ---------------------------------------------Whiskey and wine -------------------------Away from home ----------------------------Personal expenses --------------------------Funeral services -------------------------Bank service charges ------------------Legal s e r v ic e s ------------------------ ----M iscellaneous 2/ 4 / -------------------------------

Percent of
a ll items
December
December
1963
1968

0.64
2.59
.12
.77
.29
.86
.55
.36
1.61
.24
1.37
.66
.71
2.75
1.52
1.23
.51
.72
5.94
4.36
2.78
.63
2.15
1.58
.38
.36
.84
1.58
.50
.23
.85
5.06
1.89
1.74
.15
2.64
1.06
.78
.80
.53
.28
.12
.13

0.53
2.82
.14
.89
.29
.91
.59
.53
1.92
.29
1.63
.87
.76
2.71
1.39
1.32
.58
.74
5.82
4.08
2.35
.47
1.88
1.73
.48
.36
.89
1.74
.54
.27
.93
5.11
2.02
1.88
.14
2.57
1.00
.71
.86
.52
.26
.12
.14

.38

.38

1/ The l i s t of items selected for pricing includes a ll the more important goods and services and a sample of the le s s important
ones.- In combination, these represent a ll items included in the CPI. Weights for in divid ual certainty items are shown sep arately.
Some of them, however, are represented by more than one s p e c ific a tio n , but the weights for the in divid ual sp e c ific a tio n s are not
shown. The remaining weight of each expenditure class having both certainty and prob ability items was shared equally by the proba­
b ilit y items as of December 1963, except in a few cases where weights for duplicated items have double w eights. For a more d etailed
discussion of the se le c tio n of items for p ricin g, see "Relative Importance of CPI Items," Monthly Labor Review, November 1965,
pp. 1346-1349.
2 / Not actu ally priced; imputed from priced item s.
3/ Cost of health insurance is imputed to price changes for representative services plus the cost of overhead. For a more
complete d iscu ssion , see "Health Insurance in the Revised CPI," Monthly Labor Review, November 1964, pp. 1299-1300.
4/ Personal financing charges other than mortgage in te r est and auto financing.




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