Chart of the day – Aug 13, 2017

Aug 13, 2017.

How far does your dollar go? Consumer Price Index (or cost-of-living index or inflation) over time in top US regions (2007-2017).

CPI, consumer price index

Consumer Price Index, CPI is a measure of the average change over time in the prices paid by urban consumers for a market basket of consumer goods and services. This index is used by governments and major institutions to decide on pension payment, tax changes, social security payments, and other major policy decisions. In short, CPI is a measure of how much a dollar can buy over time. Key learning: (1) the CPI (all items) and CPI (excluding food and energy) started to separate at the end of 2014 as the home & rent prices increase; (2) This is specifically true for San Francisco/San Jose Metro where the prices are increasing at a much faster rate; (3) East coast & West coast show higher price increases while Midwest & South have lower price change, making these regions much more affordable. NY and San Francisco are top metros for price increases; (4) the only time when prices reduced was 2nd half of 2008, during the start of recession. Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics.



Previous charts-of-the-day:

Aug 14, 2017 – Worth of money in parallel worlds, value of $100k invested in Jan 2010 worth in Jun 2017

Aug 13, 2017 – US consumer price index (cost-of-living index or inflation) – (2007-2017)

Aug 12, 2017 – US unemployment rate & wage growth (2010-2017)

Aug 11, 2017 – US home price change by state (1976-2017 & 2016-2017)

Aug 10, 2017 – Inflation plotted with US Treasury & Mortgage rates (2010-2016)

Aug 9, 2017 – US Treasury and Mortgage rates (2010-2016)

Aug 8, 2017 – Household credit score versus time (2001-2016)

Aug 7, 2017 – Monthly mortgage payment across key US metro regions (2012-2016)

Aug 6, 2017 – Good time to buy or good time to sell? Fannie Mae’s monthly Home Purchase Sentiment Index (R)

Aug 5, 2017 – Buy versus Rent – Trulia’s calculator (Apr 2017)

Aug 4, 2017 – Annual change in US home prices across top 20 cities (May 2011- May 2017)

Aug 3, 2017 – Best time to get a deal: time period when best discounts are available in housing market

Aug 2, 2017 – Clark County, Washington state (Portland Metro area, OR) single family home prices (2012-2017)

Aug 1, 2017 – Multnomah County (Portland Metro area, OR) single family home prices (2012-2017)

July 31, 2017 – Washington County (Portland Metro area, OR) single family home prices (2012-2017)

July 28, 2017 – US home prices 1890-present

July 27, 2017 – Median house price for Portland Metro neighborhoods

July 26, 2017 – Average rent for Portland Metro region

July 25, 2017 – Path of total solar eclipse through Oregon

July 24, 2017 – Portland metro area household income by region

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