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 NEW YORK (1978-2011)
1913=100 BCI %CHG CCI %CHG
1978 Dec. 1875.62 +2.0 3325.43 +7.4
1979 Dec. 2091.82 +11.5 3580.50 +7.7
1980 Dec. 2188.06 +4.6 3774.64 +5.4
1981 Dec. 2434.62 +11.3 4125.68 +9.3
1982 Dec. 2603.28 +6.9 4553.93 +10.4
1983 Dec. 2792.67 +7.3 4887.55 +7.3
1984 Dec. 2983.27 +6.8 5160.95 +5.6
1985 Dec. 3076.19 +3.1 5388.08 +4.4
1986 Dec. 3217.83 +4.6 5621.15 +4.3
1987 Dec. 3369.28 +4.7 5961.27 +6.1
1988 Dec. 3522.07 +4.5 6231.12 +4.5
1989 Dec. 3712.20 +5.4 6453.56 +3.6
1990 Dec. 3847.21 +3.6 6846.49 +6.1
1991 Dec. 3997.91 +3.9 7110.37 +3.9
1992 Dec. 4151.28 +3.8 7367.49 +3.6
1993 Dec. 4349.20 +4.8 7737.11 +5.0
1994 Dec. 4458.36 +2.5 8117.64 +4.9
1995 Dec. 4557.44 +2.2 8378.68 +3.2
1996 Dec. 4774.23 +4.8 8554.47 +2.1
1997 Dec. 4880.61 +2.2 8742.88 +2.2
1998 Dec. 4890.13 +0.2 8899.59 +1.8
1999 Dec. 5147.21 +5.3 9355.77 +5.1
2000 Dec. 5018.67 -2.5 9379.14 +0.3
2001 Dec. 5330.03 +6.2 10101.24 +7.7
2002 Dec. 5438.20 +2.0 10009.06 -0.9
2003 Dec. 5583.09 +2.7 10386.73 +3.8
2004 Dec. 6112.26 +9.5 11662.25 +12.3
2005 Jan. 6193.86 +8.7 11743.85 +7.2
  Feb. 6179.22 +7.1 11729.21 +6.8
  March 6154.37 +6.2 11704.36 +6.3
  April 6179.09 +5.3 11729.08 +5.8
  May 6230.38 +4.9 11729.08 +5.1
  June 6235.19 +4.7 11733.89 +5.0
  July 6169.29 +3.3 11667.99 +4.3
  August 6188.06 +5.0 11883.99 +7.0
  Sept. 6194.31 +0.9 11890.24 +1.7
  Oct. 6239.32 +2.0 11935.25 +2.3
  Nov. 6281.61 +2.8 11977.54 +2.7
  Dec. 6304.51 +3.2 12000.44 +2.9
2006 Jan. 6310.51 +1.9 12006.44 +2.2
  Feb. 6296.54 +1.9 11992.47 +2.2
  March 6290.54 +2.2 11986.47 +2.4
  April 6293.54 +1.9 11989.47 +2.2
  May 6298.56 +1.1 11994.49 +2.3
  June 6361.79 +2.0 12057.73 +2.8
  July 6340.21 +2.8 12036.15 +3.2
  Aug. 6347.21 +2.6 12043.15 +1.3
  Sept. 6349.46 +2.5 12045.40 +1.3
  Oct. 6510.56 +4.4 12378.90 +3.7
  Nov. 6535.31 +4.0 12403.65 +3.6
  Dec. 6520.06 +3.4 12388.40 +3.2
2007 Jan. 6513.56 +3.2 12381.90 +3.1
  Feb. 6513.06 +3.4 12381.40 +3.2
  Mar. 6515.56 +3.6 12383.90 +3.3
  Apr. 6553.28 +4.1 12421.62 +3.6
  May 6567.28 +4.3 12435.62 +3.7
  June 6568.28 +3.3 12436.62 +3.1
  July 6574.78 +3.7 12443.12 +3.4
  Aug. 6576.78 +3.7 12445.12 +3.4
  Sept. 6577.03 +3.6 12445.37 +3.3
  Oct. 6578.03 +1.0 12446.37 +0.6
  Nov. 6569.03 +0.5 12437.37 +0.3
  Dec. 6571.53 +0.8 12439.87 +0.4
2008 Jan. 6573.28 +0.9 12441.62 +0.5
  Feb. 6573.28 +0.9 12441.62 +0.5
  Mar. 6589.28 +1.1 12457.62 +0.6
  Apr. 6594.28 +0.6 12462.62 +0.3
  May 6613.53 +0.7 12481.87 +0.4
  June 6655.53 +1.3 12523.87 +0.7
  July 6894.18 +4.9 13021.62 +4.7
  Aug. 6900.93 +4.9 13028.37 +4.7
  Sept. 6952.68 +5.7 13080.12 +5.1
  Oct. 6947.43 +5.6 13074.87 +5.1
  Nov. 6928.68 +5.5 13056.12 +5.0
  Dec. 6875.68 +4.6 13003.12 +4.5
2009 Jan. 6863.43 +4.4 12990.87 +4.4
  Feb. 6849.18 +4.2 12976.62 +4.3
  Mar. 6851.68 +4.0 12979.12 +4.2
  Apr. 6849.93 +3.9 12977.37 +4.1
  May 6842.43 +3.5 12969.87 +3.9
  June 6829.68 +2.6 12957.12 +3.5
  July 6816.93 –1.1 12944.37 –0.6
  Aug. 6818.68 –1.2 12946.12 –0.6
  Sept. 6817.93 –1.9 12945.37 –1.0
  Oct. 6813.18 –1.9 12940.62 –1.0
  Nov. 6813.43 –1.7 12940.87 –0.9
  Dec. 6816.18 –0.9 12943.62 –0.5
2010 Jan. 6814.43 –0.7 12941.87 –0.4
Feb. 6816.18 –0.5 12943.62 –0.3
Mar. 6822.18 –0.4 12949.62 –0.2
  Apr. 6824.18 –0.4 12951.62 –0.2
  May 6984.77 +2.1 13386.37 +3.2
  June 7001.52 +2.5 13403.12 +3.4
  July 7008.02 +2.8 13409.62 +3.6
  Aug. 7008.52 +2.8 13410.12 +3.6
  Sept. 6982.93 +2.4 13384.53 +3.4
  Oct. 6993.43 +2.7 13395.03 +3.5
  Nov. 7001.93 +2.8 13403.53 +3.6
  Dec. 6998.68 +2.7 13400.28 +3.5
2011 Jan. 6994.68 +2.7 13396.28 +3.5