Historical Consumer Price Index (CPI-U) Data

 The following table provides all the Consumer Price Index data CPI-U from 1913 to the Present. For a smaller table of just current CPI data (2000-Present), see CPI page.

The Consumer Price Index (CPI-U) is said to be based upon a 1982 Base for ease of thought. But in actuality the BLS set the index to an average for the period from 1982 through 1984 (inclusive) equal to 100, so there is no specific date when it was exactly 100. (If you check the chart below you will see it was somewhere between July and August of 1983.)
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Understanding the CPI

A Consumer Price Index of 158 indicates 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 Consumer Price Index we can see that what cost an average of 9.9 cents in 1913 would cost us about $1.82 in 2003, $2.02 in 2007 and $2.33 in 2013.

To see an in depth view of the inflationary makeup of each decade:
|1913-19 | 1920-29 | 1930-39 | 1940-49 | 1950-59 | 1960-69 | 1970-79 |
Coming soon  | 1980-89 | 1990-99 | 2000-09 | 2010- Present |

Jump to Bottom of Table  click "year" to reverse order. Click "Ave" to sort years by Average Annual inflation rate rather than date (click again to reverse).Blank Cells indicate that the data is not available because it has not been released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics yet. 

YearJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecAve.
2014233.916234.781236.293237.072237.900238.343238.250237.852238.031237.433236.151  
2013230.280232.166232.773232.531232.945233.504233.596233.877234.149233.546233.069233.049232.957
2012226.665227.663229.392230.085229.815229.478229.104230.379231.407231.317230.221229.601229.594
2011220.223221.309223.467224.906225.964225.722225.922226.545226.889226.421226.230225.672224.939
2010216.687216.741217.631218.009218.178217.965218.011218.312218.439218.711218.803219.179218.056
2009211.143212.193212.709213.240213.856215.693215.351215.834215.969216.177216.330215.949214.537
2008211.080211.693213.528214.823216.632218.815219.964219.086218.783216.573212.425210.228215.303
2007202.416203.499205.352206.686207.949208.352208.299207.917208.490208.936210.177210.036207.342
2006198.300198.700199.800201.500202.500202.900203.500203.900202.900201.800201.500201.800201.600
2005190.700191.800193.300194.600194.400194.500195.400196.400198.800199.200197.600196.800195.300
2004185.200186.200187.400188.000189.100189.700189.400189.500189.900190.900191.000190.300188.900
2003181.700183.100184.200183.800183.500183.700183.900184.600185.200185.000184.500184.300183.960
2002177.100177.800178.800179.800179.800179.900180.100180.700181.000181.300181.300180.900179.880
2001175.100175.800176.200176.900177.700178.000177.500177.500178.300177.700177.400176.700177.100
2000168.800169.800171.200171.300171.500172.400172.800172.800173.700174.000174.100174.000172.200
1999164.300164.500165.000166.200166.200166.200166.700167.100167.900168.200168.300168.300166.600
1998161.600161.900162.200162.500162.800163.000163.200163.400163.600164.000164.000163.900163.000
1997159.100159.600160.000160.200160.100160.300160.500160.800161.200161.600161.500161.300160.500
1996154.400154.900155.700156.300156.600156.700157.000157.300157.800158.300158.600158.600156.900
1995150.300150.900151.400151.900152.200152.500152.500152.900153.200153.700153.600153.500152.400
1994146.200146.700147.200147.400147.500148.000148.400149.000149.400149.500149.700149.700148.200
1993142.600143.100143.600144.000144.200144.400144.400144.800145.100145.700145.800145.800144.500
1992138.100138.600139.300139.500139.700140.200140.500140.900141.300141.800142.000141.900140.300
1991134.600134.800135.000135.200135.600136.000136.200136.600137.200137.400137.800137.900136.200
1990127.400128.000128.700128.900129.200129.900130.400131.600132.700133.500133.800133.800130.700
1989121.100121.600122.300123.100123.800124.100124.400124.600125.000125.600125.900126.100124.000
1988115.700116.000116.500117.100117.500118.000118.500119.000119.800120.200120.300120.500118.300
1987111.200111.600112.100112.700113.100113.500113.800114.400115.000115.300115.400115.400113.600
1986109.600109.300108.800108.600108.900109.500109.500109.700110.200110.300110.400110.500109.600
1985105.500106.000106.400106.900107.300107.600107.800108.000108.300108.700109.000109.300107.600
1984101.900102.400102.600103.100103.400103.700104.100104.500105.000105.300105.300105.300103.900
198397.80097.90097.90098.60099.20099.50099.900100.200100.700101.000101.200101.30099.600
198294.30094.60094.50094.90095.80097.00097.50097.70097.90098.20098.00097.60096.500
198187.00087.90088.50089.10089.80090.60091.60092.30093.20093.40093.70094.00090.900
198077.80078.90080.10081.00081.80082.70082.70083.30084.00084.80085.50086.30082.400
197968.30069.10069.80070.60071.50072.30073.10073.80074.60075.20075.90076.70072.600
197862.50062.90063.40063.90064.50065.20065.70066.00066.50067.10067.40067.70065.200
197758.50059.10059.50060.00060.30060.70061.00061.20061.40061.60061.90062.10060.600
197655.60055.80055.90056.10056.50056.80057.10057.40057.60057.90058.00058.20056.900
197552.10052.50052.70052.90053.20053.60054.20054.30054.60054.90055.30055.50053.800
197446.60047.20047.80048.00048.60049.00049.40050.00050.60051.10051.50051.90049.300
197342.60042.90043.30043.60043.90044.20044.30045.10045.20045.60045.90046.20044.400
197241.10041.30041.40041.50041.60041.70041.90042.00042.10042.30042.40042.50041.800
197139.80039.90040.00040.10040.30040.60040.70040.80040.80040.90040.90041.10040.500
197037.80038.00038.20038.50038.60038.80039.00039.00039.20039.40039.60039.80038.800
196935.60035.80036.10036.30036.40036.60036.80037.00037.10037.30037.50037.70036.700
196834.10034.20034.30034.40034.50034.70034.90035.00035.10035.30035.40035.50034.800
196732.90032.90033.00033.10033.20033.30033.40033.50033.60033.70033.80033.90033.400
196631.80032.00032.10032.30032.30032.40032.50032.70032.70032.90032.90032.90032.400
196531.20031.20031.30031.40031.40031.60031.60031.60031.60031.70031.70031.80031.500
196430.90030.90030.90030.90030.90031.00031.10031.00031.10031.10031.20031.20031.000
196330.40030.40030.50030.50030.50030.60030.70030.70030.70030.80030.80030.90030.600
196230.00030.10030.10030.20030.20030.20030.30030.30030.40030.40030.40030.40030.200
196129.80029.80029.80029.80029.80029.80030.00029.90030.00030.00030.00030.00029.900
196029.30029.40029.40029.50029.50029.60029.60029.60029.60029.80029.80029.80029.600
195929.00028.90028.90029.00029.00029.10029.20029.20029.30029.40029.40029.40029.100
195828.60028.60028.80028.90028.90028.90029.00028.90028.90028.90029.00028.90028.900
195727.60027.70027.80027.90028.00028.10028.30028.30028.30028.30028.40028.40028.100
195626.80026.80026.80026.90027.00027.20027.40027.30027.40027.50027.50027.60027.200
195526.70026.70026.70026.70026.70026.70026.80026.80026.90026.90026.90026.80026.800
195426.90026.90026.90026.80026.90026.90026.90026.90026.80026.80026.80026.70026.900
195326.60026.50026.60026.60026.70026.80026.80026.90026.90027.00026.90026.90026.700
195226.50026.30026.30026.40026.40026.50026.70026.70026.70026.70026.70026.70026.500
195125.40025.70025.80025.80025.90025.90025.90025.90026.10026.20026.40026.50026.000
195023.50023.50023.60023.60023.70023.80024.10024.30024.40024.60024.70025.00024.100
194924.00023.80023.80023.90023.80023.90023.70023.80023.90023.70023.80023.60023.800
194823.70023.50023.40023.80023.90024.10024.40024.50024.50024.40024.20024.10024.100
194721.50021.50021.90021.90021.90022.00022.20022.50023.00023.00023.10023.40022.300
194618.20018.10018.30018.40018.50018.70019.80020.20020.40020.80021.30021.50019.500
194517.80017.80017.80017.80017.90018.10018.10018.10018.10018.10018.10018.20018.000
194417.40017.40017.40017.50017.50017.60017.70017.70017.70017.70017.70017.80017.600
194316.90016.90017.20017.40017.50017.50017.40017.30017.40017.40017.40017.40017.300
194215.70015.80016.00016.10016.30016.30016.40016.50016.50016.70016.80016.90016.300
194114.10014.10014.20014.30014.40014.70014.70014.90015.10015.30015.40015.50014.700
194013.90014.00014.00014.00014.00014.10014.00014.00014.00014.00014.00014.10014.000
193914.00013.90013.90013.80013.80013.80013.80013.80014.10014.00014.00014.00013.900
193814.20014.10014.10014.20014.10014.10014.10014.10014.10014.00014.00014.00014.100
193714.10014.10014.20014.30014.40014.40014.50014.50014.60014.60014.50014.40014.400
193613.80013.80013.70013.70013.70013.80013.90014.00014.00014.00014.00014.00013.900
193513.60013.70013.70013.80013.80013.70013.70013.70013.70013.70013.80013.80013.700
193413.20013.30013.30013.30013.30013.40013.40013.40013.60013.50013.50013.40013.400
193312.90012.70012.60012.60012.60012.70013.10013.20013.20013.20013.20013.20013.000
193214.30014.10014.00013.90013.70013.60013.60013.50013.40013.30013.20013.10013.700
193115.90015.70015.60015.50015.30015.10015.10015.10015.00014.90014.70014.60015.200
193017.10017.00016.90017.00016.90016.80016.60016.50016.60016.50016.40016.10016.700
192917.10017.10017.00016.90017.00017.10017.30017.30017.30017.30017.30017.20017.100
192817.30017.10017.10017.10017.20017.10017.10017.10017.30017.20017.20017.10017.100
192717.50017.40017.30017.30017.40017.60017.30017.20017.30017.40017.30017.30017.400
192617.90017.90017.80017.90017.80017.70017.50017.40017.50017.60017.70017.70017.700
192517.30017.20017.30017.20017.30017.50017.70017.70017.70017.70018.00017.90017.500
192417.30017.20017.10017.00017.00017.00017.10017.00017.10017.20017.20017.30017.100
192316.80016.80016.80016.90016.90017.00017.20017.10017.20017.30017.30017.30017.100
192216.90016.90016.70016.70016.70016.70016.80016.60016.60016.70016.80016.90016.800
192119.00018.40018.30018.10017.70017.60017.70017.70017.50017.50017.40017.30017.900
192019.30019.50019.70020.30020.60020.90020.80020.30020.00019.90019.80019.40020.000
191916.50016.20016.40016.70016.90016.90017.40017.70017.80018.10018.50018.90017.300
191814.00014.10014.00014.20014.50014.70015.10015.40015.70016.00016.30016.50015.100
191711.70012.00012.00012.60012.80013.00012.80013.00013.30013.50013.50013.70012.800
191610.40010.40010.50010.60010.70010.80010.80010.90011.10011.30011.50011.60010.900
191510.10010.0009.90010.00010.10010.10010.10010.10010.10010.20010.30010.30010.100
191410.0009.9009.9009.8009.9009.90010.00010.20010.20010.10010.20010.10010.000
19139.8009.8009.8009.8009.7009.8009.9009.90010.00010.00010.10010.0009.900

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