Figure 1 - Consumer Price Indexes for Selected Items: 1978-2000

Figure 1 - Consumer Price Indexes for Selected Items: 1978-2000

(Index: 1978 = 100)

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Year All items Food and beverages Housing Transportation Health care
1978 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00
1979 111.35 110.66 112.34 114.26 109.22
1980 126.38 120.08 129.97 134.68 121.20
1981 139.42 129.50 144.87 151.05 134.14
1982 148.01 134.76 155.29 157.21 149.68
1983 152.76 137.81 159.46 160.94 162.78
1984 159.36 142.94 166.03 168.07 172.82
1985 165.03 146.26 172.60 172.45 183.66
1986 168.10 151.11 177.72 165.80 197.41
1987 174.23 157.20 183.01 170.83 210.52
1988 181.44 163.71 189.90 176.18 224.27
1989 190.18 172.99 197.12 184.93 241.59
1990 200.46 182.96 205.93 195.30 263.43
1991 208.90 189.47 214.10 200.65 286.41
1992 215.18 192.11 220.35 205.02 307.61
1993 221.63 196.12 226.28 211.35 325.89
1994 227.30 200.69 232.05 217.67 341.42
1995 233.74 206.23 237.98 225.45 356.80
1996 240.64 212.88 244.87 231.77 369.26
1997 246.17 218.42 251.28 233.87 379.61
1998 250.00 223.13 257.05 229.50 391.75
1999 255.52 227.98 262.66 234.04 405.50
2000 265.39 233.89 272.76 250.08 424.87

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, data available at http://www.bls.gov/cpihome.htm, as of May 2001.