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Local inflation — averaging 2.53% this century — remains volatile. So far this year, L.A.-O.C. averaged a 2.85% inflation rate. This past year, inflation climbed 3.8percent in the 2 counties, according to the indicator. In 2009-2017, inflation averaged 1.46% yearly after conducting 3.44% in 2000-2008.

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  • The CPI tracks rental prices by polling consumers vs. other rent dimensions that come from surveys of landlords. So far this year, this L.A.-O.C. lease index climbed 5.6% compared with 5.2percent in 2018 and 4.9percent in 2015-2017. Between 2009 and 2014, nearby rents climbed on average 2.55percent per year.
    7. Size matters: Large cities in Western nations saw consumer costs in April up at a 3% annual pace. Smaller Western cities? 2.7% inflation rate.
    In general inflation at Los Angeles and Orange counties has been climbing at a 3.3% annual rate in April vs. (1) 2.7% a month earlier; (two ) 4% a year before; (3) 2% nationwide; and (4) 2.9% in Western states.
    6. The expense of big-ticket “lasting products ” (like appliances and furniture) have been -0.2% lower within 12 months.

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    Rent inflation in Los Angeles and Orange counties Conducted in a 12-year high in April.
    4. Costs of all services were 4.1% over one year ago.

  • 1. Gasoline cost 10.8percent more in the past 12 months, by CPI math. Household energy price 0.9% more.
    Housing eats up the largest share of local household budgets. By CPI math for April, entire housing costs in L.A.-O.C. rose 4.6percent in the past year. And minus the cost of shelter, neighborhood inflation will be in a 2.3% annual rate.

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    Local rents have surged as empty flats became scarce during an economic recovery that’s generated 1.19 million jobs and nowhere near adequate housing choices in Southern California because 2010.

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  • 2. Food prices rose 2.2% annually. Eating out expenditures rose 5.0 percent; food-at-home dropped -0.4% in 12 months.

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    5. Apparel costs were -3.3% decrease annually.

  • The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Consumer Price Index for the two counties shows the cost of local leasing was up at a 5.4% annual rate in April vs. 5.1percent a year earlier. This is the greatest April reading since 2007 when the rate was 6.4%.
    8. 4 percent while Seattle had 2.4% and 2.3% for Phoenix.