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HEALTH Market - Consumer Price Index
Hawai`i's Medical Care Inflation: Hawai'i's inflation rate for medical care, as reflected by the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for urban Honolulu, was 4.8 percent over the period 2007-2011.Hawai'i's overall inflation rate of 11 percent for the same period. Over the past ten years, the average inflation rate for medical care was nearly 0.9 times higher than the overall inflation rate.

Higher U.S. Medical Care Inflation: By contrast, the U.S. inflation rate for medical care over the period 2007-2011 was 14 percent, with the overall rate of 8.5 percent. Over the past ten years, the average inflation rate for medical care nationally was 1.7 times higher than the overall inflation rate.


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Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, CPI Detailed Report.
Note: 1982 - 1984 = 100
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, CPI Detailed Report.
Note: 1982 - 1984 = 100