1979 Municipal Cost Index Archive


The Municipal Cost Index, developed exclusively by American City & County, is designed to show the effects of inflation on the cost of providing municipal services. This archive of 1979 Municipal Cost Index data includes monthly data from the Cost Construction Index, Consumer Price Index and Producer Price Index.

Learn more about the Municipal Cost Index, including its history and the factors included in its monthly calculation.

Abbreviations
MCI = Muncipal Cost Index
CCI = Construction Cost Index
CPI = Consumer Price Index
PPI = Producer Price Index

  MCI % change by MCI components
Month Year CCI CPI* PPI*
January 1979 220.8 1.4% n/a 259.9 200.9 199.7
February 1979 221.9 0.5% n/a 261.2 202.0 200.6
March 1979 222.7 0.4% n/a 261.8 202.9 202.4
April 1979 224.3 0.7% n/a 262.3 204.7 205.3
May 1979 226.2 0.8% n/a 262.6 207.1 207.4
June 1979 227.9 0.8% n/a 263.6 209.1 208.8
July 1979 230.3 1.1% n/a 263.9 211.5 211.2
August 1979 232.0 0.7% n/a 264.3 214.1 212.4
September 1979 236.1 1.8% 10.2% 272.5 216.6 213.4
October 1979 239.2 1.3% 10.3% 276.9 218.9 215.8
November 1979 242.2 1.3% 10.3% 279.8 221.1 217.3
December 1979 254.4 5.0% 16.8% 285.8 223.4 220.4

* The consumer and producer price indexes are published monthly by the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics.