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 ST. LOUIS (1978-2011)
1913=100 BCI %CHG CCI %CHG
1978 Dec. 1656.03 +7.7 3105.71 +5.3
1979 Dec. 1845.80 +11.5 3344.20 +7.7
1980 Dec. 1900.51 +3.0 3578.40 +7.0
1981 Dec. 1994.86 +5.0 3834.64 +7.2
1982 Dec. 2101.16 +5.3 4107.49 +7.1
1983 Dec. 2233.44 +6.3 4325.69 +5.3
1984 Dec. 2332.03 +4.4 4511.37 +4.3
1985 Dec. 2390.59 +2.5 4733.37 +4.9
1986 Dec. 2464.69 +3.1 4827.92 +2.0
1987 Dec. 2594.69 +5.3 5056.78 +4.7
1988 Dec. 2568.08 -1.0 5061.56 +0.1
1989 Dec. 2625.15 +2.2 5132.97 +1.4
1990 Dec. 2602.16 -0.9 5090.94 -0.8
1991 Dec. 2686.93 +3.3 5172.41 +1.6
1992 Dec. 2743.01 +2.1 5315.67 +2.8
1993 Dec. 3034.48 +10.6 5765.31 +8.5
1994 Dec. 3091.81 +1.9 5947.05 +3.2
1995 Dec. 3089.59 -0.1 6053.67 +1.8
1996 Dec. 3253.40 +5.3 6302.04 +4.1
1997 Dec. 3325.68 +2.2 6474.56 +2.7
1998 Dec. 3394.54 +2.1 6598.82 +1.9
1999 Dec. 3505.65 +3.3 6806.23 +3.1
2000 Dec. 3463.92 -1.2 6851.30 +0.7
2001 Dec. 3540.70 +2.2 7047.92 +2.9
2002 Dec. 3556.96 +0.5 7197.19 +2.1
2003 Dec. 3772.85 +6.1 7414.09 +3.0
2004 Dec. 4071.93 +7.9 7881.79 +6.3
2005 Jan. 4056.15 +7.6 7866.01 +6.1
  Feb. 4117.01 +8.5 7898.15 +6.2
  March 4147.65 +6.4 7928.79 +5.2
  April 4211.54 +7.2 7992.68 +2.6
  May 4236.39 +5.7 8212.68 +4.3
  June 4163.95 +2.7 8140.24 +3.2
  July 4172.58 +0.9 8148.87 +2.5
  August 4218.47 +2.6 8360.87 +5.5
  Sept. 4211.12 +1.9 8353.52 +5.2
  Oct. 4233.38 +1.1 8375.78 +4.8
  Nov. 4309.40 +4.6 8451.80 +6.6
  Dec. 4306.73 +5.8 8449.13 +7.2
2006 Jan. 4312.73 +6.3 8455.13 +7.5
  Feb. 4313.45 +4.8 8455.85 +7.1
  March 4359.13 +5.1 8501.53 +7.2
  April 4362.13 +3.6 8504.53 +6.4
  May 4331.69 +2.3 8474.09 +3.2
  June 4323.12 +3.8 8465.52 +4.0
  July 4323.30 +3.6 8465.70 +3.9
  Aug. 4330.30 +2.7 8472.70 +1.3
  Sept. 4332.55 +2.9 8474.95 +1.5
  Oct. 4383.55 +3.6 8492.45 +1.4
  Nov. 4443.66 +3.1 8552.56 +1.2
  Dec. 4437.08 +3.0 8537.31 +1.0
2007 Jan. 4431.14 +2.8 8531.37 +0.9
  Feb. 4452.07 +3.2 8552.30 +1.1
  Mar. 4261.45 –2.2 8361.68 –1.6
  Apr. 4265.33 –2.2 8365.56 –1.6
  May 4279.33 –1.2 8379.56 –1.1
  June 4269.05 –1.3 8369.28 –1.1
  July 4346.27 +0.5 8446.50 –0.2
  Aug. 4424.17 +2.3 8732.50 +3.2
  Sept. 4424.42 +2.1 8732.75 +3.0
  Oct. 4515.56 +3.0 8755.51 +3.1
  Nov. 4506.56 +1.4 8746.51 +3.3
  Dec. 4509.06 +1.6 8749.01 +2.5
2008 Jan. 4510.81 +1.8 8750.76 +2.6
  Feb. 4489.05 +0.8 8729.00 +2.1
  Mar. 4505.05 +5.7 8745.00 +4.6
  Apr. 4510.05 +5.7 8750.00 +4.6
  May 4529.30 +5.8 8769.25 +4.7
  June 4571.30 +7.1 8811.25 +5.3
  July 4641.05 +6.8 8991.00 +6.5
  Aug. 4642.36 +4.9 8992.31 +3.0
  Sept. 4694.11 +6.1 9154.06 +4.8
  Oct. 4782.69 +5.9 9121.61 +4.2
  Nov. 4758.50 +5.6 9097.42 +4.0
  Dec. 4705.50 +4.4 9044.42 +3.4
2009 Jan. 4687.81 +3.9 9026.73 +3.2
  Feb. 4673.56 +4.1 9012.48 +3.3
  Mar. 4676.06 +3.8 9014.98 +3.1
  Apr. 4663.43 +3.4 9002.35 +2.9
  May 4650.49 +2.7 8989.41 +2.5
  June 4648.62 +1.7 8987.54 +2.0
  July 4635.87 –0.1 8974.79 –0.2
  Aug. 4660.42 +0.4 8976.54 –0.2
  Sept. 4659.67 –0.7 8975.79 –2.0
  Oct. 4654.92 –2.7 9201.04 +0.9
  Nov. 4638.85 –2.5 9184.97 +1.0
  Dec. 4677.41 –0.6 9182.28 +1.5
2010 Jan. 4702.86 +0.3 9207.73 +2.0
Feb. 4699.17 +0.6 9204.04 +2.1
Mar. 4710.61 +0.7 9215.48 +2.2
  Apr. 4712.61 +1.1 9217.48 +2.4
  May 4729.80 +1.7 9234.67 +2.7
  June 4768.31 +2.6 9509.18 +5.8
  July 4774.81 +3.0 9515.68 +6.0
  Aug. 4811.78 +3.3 9516.18 +6.0
  Sept. 4811.78 +3.3 9516.18 +6.0
  Oct. 4805.96 +3.2 9510.36 +3.4
  Nov. 4814.46 +3.8 9518.86 +3.6
  Dec. 4832.97 +3.3 9537.37 +3.9
2011 Jan. 4828.97 +2.7 9533.37 +3.5