The building and construction cost indexes for ENR’s individual cities use the same components and weighting as those for the 20-city national indexes. The city indexes use local prices for portland cement and 2 X 4 lumber and the national average price for structural steel. The city’s BCI uses local union wages, plus fringes, for carpenters, bricklayers and iron workers. The city’s CCI uses the same union wages for laborers.
ENR Cost Indexes in LOS ANGELES (1978-2010)
1913=100 BCI %CHG CCI %CHG
1978 Dec. 1969.77 +8.9 3421.25 +8.2
1979 Dec. 2065.79 +4.9 3638.81 +6.4
1980 Dec. 2272.26 +10.0 4102.37 +12.7
1981 Dec. 2405.22 +5.9 4530.96 +10.4
1982 Dec. 2540.67 +5.6 4934.14 +8.9
1983 Dec. 2586.58 +1.8 5063.89 +2.6
1984 Dec. 2726.44 +5.4 5259.93 +3.9
1985 Dec. 2664.58 -2.3 5446.69 +3.6
1986 Dec. 2762.63 +3.7 5452.20 +0.1
1987 Dec. 2816.48 +1.9 5474.14 +0.4
1988 Dec. 2851.67 +1.2 5770.84 +5.4
1989 Dec. 2855.26 +0.1 5789.77 +0.3
1990 Dec. 3020.51 +5.8 5994.55 +3.5
1991 Dec. 3097.83 +2.6 6090.12 +1.6
1992 Dec. 3198.66 +3.3 6348.55 +4.2
1993 Dec. 3334.43 +4.2 6477.84 +2.0
1994 Dec. 3420.42 +2.6 6532.95 +0.9
1995 Dec. 3427.26 +0.2 6526.22 -0.1
1996 Dec. 3426.70 0.0 6558.44 +0.5
1997 Dec. 3560.53 +3.9 6663.55 +1.6
1998 Dec. 3617.00 +1.6 6851.95 +2.8
1999 Dec. 3591.01 -0.7 6825.97 -0.4
2000 Dec. 3680.26 +2.5 7068.04 +3.6
2001 Dec. 3694.24 +0.4 7226.92 +2.3
2002 Dec. 3787.76 +2.5 7402.75 +2.4
2003 Dec. 3847.30 +1.6 7531.77 +1.7
2004 Dec. 4155.20 +8.0 8192.14 +8.8
2005 Jan. 4156.27 +8.1 8193.21 +8.8
  Feb. 4202.50 +7.9 8235.71 +7.1
  March 4200.50 +6.6 8233.71 +6.5
  April 4233.42 +6.3 8266.63 +6.3
  May 4233.98 +5.6 8267.19 +5.9
  June 4266.07 +5.3 8299.28 +5.8
  July 4256.74 +5.1 8289.95 +5.7
  August 4244.74 +4.5 8277.95 +5.4
  Sept. 4334.64r +4.9 8485.20r +3.9
  Oct. 4355.29 +5.4 8505.85 +4.1
  Nov. 4389.61 +5.9 8540.17 +4.4
  Dec. 4416.86 +6.3 8567.42 +4.6
2006 Jan. 4422.86 +6.4 8573.42 +4.6
  Feb. 4407.74 +4.9 8558.30 +3.9
  March 4401.74 +4.8 8552.30 +3.9
  April 4404.74 +4.1 8555.30 +3.5
  May 4402.99 +4.0 8553.55 +3.5
  June 4396.16 +3.1 8546.72 +3.0
  July 4412.66 +3.7 8563.22 +3.3
  Aug. 4419.66 +4.1 8570.22 +3.5
  Sept. 4421.91 +2.0 8572.47 +1.0
  Oct. 4717.70 +8.3 8868.32 +4.3
  Nov. 4742.45 +8.0 8893.07 +4.1
  Dec. 4728.35 +7.1 8878.97 +3.6
2007 Jan. 4720.47 +6.7 8871.09 +3.5
  Feb. 4719.97 +7.1 8870.59 +3.6
  Mar. 4722.47 +7.3 8873.09 +3.8
  Apr. 4724.20 +7.3 8874.82 +3.7
  May 4738.20 +7.6 8888.82 +3.9
  June 4704.15 +7.0 8854.77 +3.6
  July 4710.65 +6.8 8861.27 +3.5
  Aug. 4712.65 +6.8 8863.27 +3.5
  Sept. 4788.42 +8.3 9215.07 +7.5
  Oct. 4789.42 +1.5 9216.07 +3.9
  Nov. 4799.94 +1.2 9179.17 +3.2
  Dec. 4802.44 +1.6 9181.67 +3.4
2008 Jan. 4804.19 +1.8 9183.42 +3.5
  Feb. 4804.19 +1.8 9183.42 +3.5
  Mar. 4820.46 +2.1 9199.69 +3.7
  Apr. 4825.46 +2.1 9204.69 +3.7
  May 4844.71 +2.3 9223.94 +3.8
  June 4886.71 +3.9 9265.94 +4.6
  July 4956.46 +5.2 9335.69 +5.4
  Aug. 4963.21 +5.3 9342.44 +5.4
  Sept. 5014.96 +4.7 9394.19 +1.9
  Oct. 5191.83 +8.4 9894.94 +7.4
  Nov. 5173.08 +7.8 9876.19 +7.6
  Dec. 5120.08 +6.6 9823.19 +7.0
2009 Jan. 5107.83 +6.3 9810.94 +6.8
  Feb. 5093.58 +6.0 9796.69 +6.7
  Mar. 5096.08 +5.7 9799.19 +6.5
  Apr. 5094.33 +5.6 9797.44 +6.4
  May 5086.83 +5.0 9789.94 +6.1
  June 5074.08 +3.8 9777.19 +5.5
  July 5061.33 +2.1 9764.44 +4.6
  Aug. 5063.08 +2.0 9766.19 +4.5
  Sept. 5062.33 +0.9 9765.44 +4.0
  Oct. 5057.58 –2.6 9760.69 –1.4
  Nov. 5057.83 –2.2 9760.94 –1.2
  Dec. 5060.58 –1.2 9763.69 –0.6
2010 Jan. 5058.83 –1.0 9761.94 –0.5
Feb. 5060.58 –0.7 9763.69 –0.3
Mar. 5066.58 –0.6 9769.69 –0.3
  Apr. 5068.58 –0.5 9771.69 –0.3
  May 5178.34 +1.8 9945.44 +1.6
  June 5195.09 +2.4 9962.19 +1.9
  July 5201.59 +2.8 9968.69 +2.1
  Aug. 5202.09 +2.8 9969.19 +2.1
  Sept. 5181.45 +2.4 9948.55 +1.9
  Oct. 5321.87 +5.2 9999.05 +2.4
  Nov. 5330.37 +5.4 10007.55 +2.5
  Dec. 5327.12 +5.3 10004.30 +2.5