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.
To calculate inflation from a month and year to a later month and year, try our Inflation calculator