Consumer Price Index (CPI) and Cost of Living


Bureau of Labor Statistics

CPI Home Page


CPI Data

Is CPI a cost-of-living index?

Cost of Living Resources

-- Statistical resources from the U of MI Documents Center

CPI annual percent change since 1913 -- from the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

Consumer Price Index (Estimate)1800-2000

What is a Dollar Worth?  (1913 - present)

Social Security Automatic Cost-of-Living Adjustment

Inflation Calculators
-- a nifty collection of calculators from NASA.

Salary Calculator
-- compare the cost of living in different cities.
-- another tool for comparing different cities.

Best Places quiz -- discover your best place to live.

Raising a Child

Expenditures on Children by Families
-- the complete reports (in pdf format) from the USDA Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion.

Cost of Food at Home