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Annual Average Consumer Price Index (CPI-U-RS): 1947 to 2002

Annual Average Consumer Price Index Research Series Using Current Methods (CPI-U-RS)
- All Items: 1947 to 2002

Year CPI-U-RS1 Year CPI-U-RS1
1947 38.3 1975 88.9
1948 41.4 1976 94.0
1949 40.9 1977 100.0
1950 41.4 1978 104.3
1951 44.7 1979 114.1
1952 45.5 1980 126.7
1953 45.9 1981 138.6
1954 46.2 1982 146.8
1955 46.1 1983 152.9
1956 46.7 1984 159.0
1957 48.3 1985 164.3
1958 49.7 1986 167.3
1959 50.0 1987 173.0
1960 50.9 1988 179.3
1961 51.4 1989 187.0
1962 51.9 1990 196.3
1963 52.6 1991 203.4
1964 53.3 1992 208.5
1965 54.1 1993 213.7
1966 55.7 1994 218.2
1967 57.4 1995 223.5
1968 59.7 1996 229.5
1969 62.3 1997 234.4
1970 65.3 1998 237.7
1971 68.2 1999 242.7
1972 70.3 2000 250.8
1973 74.7 2001 257.8
1974 82.1 2002 261.9

Footnotes:

  1. The Census Bureau uses the Bureau of Labor Statistics' experimental Consumer Price Index (CPI-U-RS) for 1977 through 2002. The Census Bureau derived the CPI-U-RS for years before 1977 by applying the 1977 CPI-U-RS-to-CPI-U ratio to the 1947 to 1976 CPI-U.

Note: Data users can compute the percentage changes in prices between earlier years' data and 2002 by dividing the annual average Consumer Price Index (CPI-U-RS) for 2002 by the annual average for the earlier year(s).

For more information on the CPI-U-RS go to www.bls.gov/cpi/cpirsdc.htm


Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Income |  Last Revised: September 12, 2012