This is simplified consumer price index for Durango, the DPI. It is important to note is that the relatively low average income in La Plata County (about two-thirds that of Denver and three-fourths of the State as a whole) and the relatively high housing costs mean that housing dominates the overall cost of living in Durango. We present two versions of the price index. The first version, CPI-1, using average monthly rent as a proxy for "housing equivalents". The second, CPI-2, uses housing equivalent rent


CPI-1 (2001=100) Y-on-Y Inflation CPI-2 (2001=100) Y-on-Y Inflation
2001.1 99.53 99.45
2001.2 99.89 99.84
2001.3 100.21 100.28
2001.4 100.36 100.43
2002.1 101.53 2.0% 101.54 2.1%
2002.2 102.37 2.5% 102.37 2.5%
2002.3 102.21 2.0% 102.34 2.0%
2002.4 101.82 1.5% 102.05 1.6%
2003.1 102.81 1.3% 103.06 1.5%
2003.2 103.43 1.0% 103.65 1.3%
2003.3 102.82 0.6% 103.08 0.7%
2003.4 101.94 0.1% 102.23 0.2%
2004.1 102.23 -0.6% 102.57 -0.5%
2004.2 102.72 -0.7% 102.98 -0.7%
2004.3 102.94 0.1% 103.01 -0.1%
2004.4 103.16 1.2% 103.03 0.8%
2005.1 103.85 1.6% 103.66 1.1%
2005.2 104.48 1.7% 104.36 1.3%
2005.3 105.22 2.2% 105.27 2.2%
2005.4 106.28 3.0% 106.36 3.2%
2006.1 107.41 3.4% 107.17 3.4%
2006.2 108.43 3.8% 107.70 3.2%
2006.3 109.22 3.8% 108.35 2.9%
2006.4 109.81 3.3% 109.04 2.5%
2007.1 110.64 3.0% 109.91 2.6%
2007.2 111.13 2.5% 110.40 2.5%
2007.3 111.36 2.0% 110.51 2.0%
2007.4 111.86 1.9% 110.90 1.7%
2008.1 113.50 2.6% 112.36 2.2%
2008.2 115.39 3.8% 114.20 3.4%
2008.3 116.60 4.7% 115.42 4.4%
2008.4 116.68 4.3% 115.59 4.2%
2009.1 115.61 1.9% 114.44 1.8%
2009.2 114.53 -0.7% 113.35 -0.7%
2009.3 114.86 -1.5% 113.69 -1.5%
2009.4 115.72 -0.8% 114.62 -0.8%
2010.1 116.30 0.6% 115.10 0.6%
2010.2 116.55 1.8% 115.40 1.8%
2010.3 117.22 2.1% 115.98 2.0%
2010.4 118.24 2.2% 117.09 2.2%
2011.1 119.79 3.0% 118.50 3.0%
2011.2 121.30 4.1% 120.03 4.0%
2011.3 122.27 4.3% 121.05 4.4%
2011.4 122.79 3.9% 121.60 3.8%
2012.1 123.04 2.7% 121.70 2.7%
2012.2 123.44 1.8% 122.04 1.7%
2012.3 124.27 1.6% 122.97 1.6%
2012.4 125.19 2.0% 124.04 2.0%
2013.1 125.95 2.4% 124.55 2.3%
2013.2 126.72 2.7% 125.09 2.5%
2013.3 127.53 2.6% 125.85 2.3%
2013.4 128.20 2.4% 126.64 2.1%

Note: This is a simplified version of the CPI and should in no way be considered equivalent in its calculation to the CPI calculated by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) or the price of consumer expenditures (PCE) calculated by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA). As such, this should not be used to calculate wage or other price changes. Rather, this should only be used to get a sense of overall prices in the Durango area.