City (Ranked By Population)
State
Calendar Year 2011
Calendar Year 2012
Calendar Year 2013
June 30
Trailing 12 Months
1001
1.
New York
NY204211.6%203912.1%203910.8%203712.4%
1002
2.
Los Angeles
CA204712.3%204513.2%204411.3%204213.1%
1003
3.
Chicago
IL203810.9%204813.6%204112.1%203611.9%
1004
4.
Houston
TX20289.9%202310.2%20239.7%202510.0%
1005
5.
Philadelphia
PA204111.4%204312.8%204511.4%20239.7%
1006
6.
Phoenix
AZ20118.7%203111.1%20299.4%20098.8%
1007
7.
San Antonio
TX20279.6%20179.9%20209.3%202910.4%
1008
8.
San Diego
CA204612.1%204112.4%204712.4%204613.8%
1009
9.
Dallas
TX20259.4%202210.2%20279.8%203110.7%
1010
10.
San Jose
CA205012.8%204913.7%204912.7%204914.2%
1011
11.
Jacksonville
FL20078.4%20068.8%20158.7%20118.9%
1012
12.
Indianapolis
IN20038.1%202110.2%20119.2%20048.4%
1013
13.
San Francisco
CA204912.5%204713.4%204813.0%204713.8%
1014
14.
Austin
TX20219.1%202610.4%20249.4%203010.4%
1015
15.
Columbus
OH203210.4%202710.4%20219.1%20229.5%
1016
16.
Fort Worth
TX20138.7%202010.1%20229.7%202710.2%
1017
17.
Charlotte
NC20158.9%201810.0%203110.5%20088.7%
1018
18.
Detroit
MI203310.4%203611.6%203511.6%203912.5%
1019
19.
El Paso
TX20048.3%20058.7%20189.0%20149.1%
1020
20.
Memphis
TN20189.1%202410.3%20098.9%20209.4%
1021
21.
Baltimore
MD203410.6%203812.0%204211.6%203311.0%
1022
22.
Boston
MA203911.2%203511.4%203711.0%204112.8%
1023
23.
Seattle
WA203610.8%203311.3%202511.4%204814.0%
1024
24.
Washington
DC204011.4%204212.6%203612.7%203812.4%
1025
25.
Nashville
TN20249.4%20089.1%20058.2%20179.2%
1026
26.
Denver
CO20199.1%20079.1%20167.6%20249.9%
1027
27.
Louisville
KY20058.3%20129.4%20289.8%20058.4%
1028
28.
Milwaukee
WI203710.9%203711.9%203812.0%203511.3%
1029
29.
Portland
OR203110.4%203411.4%203310.9%204313.2%
1030
30.
Las Vegas
NV20299.9%201910.0%20129.5%202810.2%
1031
31.
Oklahoma City
OK20168.9%20159.7%20179.3%20159.1%
1032
32.
Albuquerque
NM20027.4%20018.1%20037.7%20027.2%
1033
33.
Tucson
AZ20108.5%20149.7%20089.0%20189.3%
1034
34.
Fresno
CA204311.6%204012.4%204012.9%204413.2%
1035
35.
Sacramento
CA204411.8%204413.2%204312.8%204012.7%
1036
36.
Long Beach
CA204512.0%205013.8%204613.4%205014.3%
1037
37.
Kansas City
MO20239.4%202810.5%20108.8%20016.9%
1038
38.
Mesa
AZ20098.5%20169.8%20079.4%20068.4%
1039
39.
Virginia Beach
VA20229.3%203010.7%203410.3%203411.2%
1040
40.
Atlanta
GA203010.2%203211.1%203011.0%20128.9%
1041
41.
Colorado Springs
CO20128.7%20048.5%20016.5%20037.7%
1042
42.
Omaha
NE20068.3%20038.3%20048.1%20108.8%
1043
43.
Raleigh
NC20088.4%20099.2%20027.9%20219.4%
1044
44.
Miami
FL20209.1%202510.3%203210.5%202610.0%
1045
45.
Cleveland
OH203510.7%202910.6%20199.8%203210.8%
1046
46.
Tulsa
OK20148.8%20139.4%20148.8%20169.1%
1047
47.
Oakland
CA204812.3%204613.3%205013.4%204513.2%
1048
48.
Minneapolis
MN20269.6%20109.2%20269.6%20199.3%
1049
49.
Wichita
KS20017.4%20028.2%20068.1%20138.9%
1050
50.
Arlington
TX20179.1%20119.3%20139.6%20078.6%
 

Welcome To Chapwood Index
The Real Cost Of Living Increase Index

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) is what most salaries, pensions, Social Security payments and other transfer payment increases are tied to. For a couple hundred years, it accurately measured the yearly cost of living increase.

However in 1983, Washington started manipulating the calculation lower in order to reduce the amount of increases the Unites States government was required to distribute ever year. Unfortunately, there have been a slew of negative unattended consequences rippling through the U.S. and global economies as a direct or indirect result of incorrectly measuring CPI.

Recognizing these damaging trends, we created the Chapwood index to help bring clarity and understanding to a problem that is the number one reason why people are losing real purchasing power and perhaps a major contributor to the growing income gap here in the U.S.

As we researched further, we discovered that this intentional manipulation by the government of the CPI is perhaps the single greatest reason why people are becoming increasingly reliant on government entitlement programs. Find out why.

What differentiates the Chapwood Index from the CPI is very simple but very important. The Chapwood Index is calculated by simply surveying average Americans for the top, real items they spend their after-tax money on. We had hundreds of people send us a list of what they purchased or used throughout the course of their normal lives. We then took the top 500 that occurred most frequently and tracked the price appreciation or depreciation semi-annually.

No gimmicks, alterations or seasonal adjustments; just real prices.

Read more about Problems with the CPI and how the Chapwood Index was created.