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Consumer Price Index & Cost of Living
The Consumer Price Index (CPI), issued monthly by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), is defined by the BLS as “a measure of the average change over time in the prices paid by urban consumers for a market basket of consumer goods and services.” A cost-of-living index “measures differences in the price of goods and services, and allows for substitutions to other items as prices change.”
ACCRA Cost of Living Index
American Cost of Living Survey
BLS Consumer Price Index Page
Business Statistics of the United
Continues these publications from the U.S. Department of Commerce:
CPI Hotline: 617-565-2325
Report. Annual Report of Costs, Wages, Salaries, and Human Resource Statistics,
U.S. and Canada
International Financial Statistics
The Value of a Dollar:
Colonial Era to the Civil War, 1600-1865.
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