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Consumer Price Index  

Definition 1.

The CPI, as it is called, measures the prices of consumer goods and services and is a measure of the pace of U.S. inflation. The U.S. Department of Labor publishes the CPI every month.
 

Definition 2.

CPI. An inflationary indicator that measures the change in the cost of a fixed basket of products and services, including housing, electricity, food, and transportation. The CPI is published monthly. also called cost-of-living index.
 

Definition 3.

Also known as the cost-of-living index, this is a government index that measures changes in the price of typical consumer goods. The corresponding index for wholesale prices is the Producer Price Index.
 
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