2000-Present Consumer Price Index-All Urban Consumers
The following table is updated monthly.
It lists all the Consumer Price Index (CPI-U) numbers from January 2000 to the Present.
The Consumer Price Index (CPI-U) is compiled by the Bureau of Labor Statistics and is based upon a 1982 Base of 100. Therefore, a Consumer Price Index of 158 would indicate 58% inflation since 1982.
The commonly quoted inflation rate of say 3% is actually the change in the Consumer Price Index from a year earlier. By looking at the change in the index we can see that what cost an average of 9.9 cents in 1913 would cost about $1.82 in 2003 and $2.30 in August of 2012.
For Prior Consumer Price Index (CPI) Tables with data back to 1913 go to Historical Consumer Price Index Data.
Note: The "Ave" on this chart is the Average of the Consumer Price Indices for that year.
For Inflation data rather than Consumer Price Index data go to the Historical Inflation page.
If you would like to calculate the inflation rate between two dates using the Consumer Price Index data from this chart, use our handy easy to use Inflation calculator or you might prefer to use our Cost of Living Calculator to compare the costs in two cities.
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