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 BALTIMORE (1978-2011)
1913=100 BCI %CHG CCI %CHG
1978 Dec. 1638.20 +7.8 2396.39 +3.7
1979 Dec. 1821.34 +11.2 2719.34 +13.5
1980 Dec. 1981.92 +8.8 2904.39 +6.8
1981 Dec. 2049.58 +3.4 3060.78 +5.4
1982 Dec. 2186.60 +6.7 3097.40 +1.2
1983 Dec. 2211.13 +1.1 3107.35 +0.3
1984 Dec. 2213.32 +0.1 3158.77 +1.7
1985 Dec. 2244.66 +1.4 3236.90 +2.5
1986 Dec. 2321.63 +3.4 3372.26 +4.2
1987 Dec. 2344.46 +1.0 3560.91 +5.6
1988 Dec. 2366.33 +0.9 3576.83 +0.4
1989 Dec. 2432.35 +2.8 3707.18 +3.6
1990 Dec. 2579.90 +6.1 3884.43 +4.8
1991 Dec. 2508.06 -2.8 3858.19 -0.7
1992 Dec. 2607.76 +4.0 3997.47 +3.6
1993 Dec. 2787.51 +6.9 4171.75 +4.4
1994 Dec. 2830.66 +1.6 4198.95 +0.7
1995 Dec. 2818.21 -0.4 4324.86 +3.0
1996 Dec. 3066.06 +8.8 4544.51 +5.1
1997 Dec. 3035.06 -1.0 4502.11 -0.9
1998 Dec. 3099.25 +2.1 4534.38 +0.7
1999 Dec. 3084.37 -0.5 4564.19 +0.7
2000 Dec. 3074.95 -0.3 4532.08 -0.7
2001 Dec. 3085.15 +0.3 4542.29 +0.2
2002 Dec. 3173.97 +2.9 4580.15 +0.8
2003 Dec. 3391.75 +6.9 4818.78 +5.2
2004 Dec. 3692.89 +8.9 5166.87 +7.2
2005 Jan. 3671.13 +8.3 5145.11 +6.8
  Feb. 3670.63 +7.5 5144.61 +6.3
  March 3733.91 +5.8 5207.89 +5.1
  April 3775.31 +9.1 5249.29 +7.4
  May 3824.27 +9.5 5298.25 +7.7
  June 3808.05 +6.4 5282.03 +6.0
  July 3850.22 +9.0 5324.20 +7.9
  August 3871.90 +10.0 5323.08 +8.1
  Sept. 3878.15 +7.6 5329.33 +7.2
  Oct. 3901.40 +5.4 5352.58 +3.4
  Nov. 3950.42 +7.0 5401.60 +4.5
  Dec. 3923.27 +6.2 5374.45 +4.0
2006 Jan. 3929.27 +7.0 +5380.45 +4.6
  Feb. 3954.29 +7.7 5486.69 +6.7
  March 3981.33 +6.6 5513.73 +5.9
  April 3973.45 +5.3 5505.85 +4.9
  May 3928.18 +2.7 5460.58 +3.1
  June 3935.93 +3.4 5468.33 +3.5
  July 4001.60 +3.9 5515.54 +3.6
  Aug. 3960.14 +2.3 5424.62 +1.9
  Sept. 3940.63 +1.6 5405.11 +1.4
  Oct. 3941.81 +1.0 5406.29 +1.0
  Nov. 3944.80 –0.1 5409.28 +0.1
  Dec. 3913.23 –0.3 5377.71 +0.1
2007 Jan. 3896.25 –0.8 5360.73 –0.4
  Feb. 3895.75 –1.5 5360.23 –2.3
  Mar. 3949.21 –0.8 5371.75 –2.6
  Apr. 3941.08 –0.8 5363.62 –2.6
  May 4023.92 +2.4 5377.62 –1.5
  June 4054.18 +3.0 5407.88 –1.1
  July 4071.56 +1.8 5425.26 –1.6
  Aug. 4073.56 +4.4 5427.26 +0.2
  Sept. 4081.68 +3.6 5521.75 +2.2
  Oct. 4036.88 +2.4 5479.23 +1.4
  Nov. 4030.16 +2.2 5470.23 +1.1
  Dec. 4032.66 +3.1 5472.73 +1.8
2008 Jan. 4034.41 +3.6 5474.48 +2.1
  Feb. 4072.49 +4.5 5512.56 +2.8
  Mar. 4137.45 +4.8 5577.52 +3.8
  Apr. 4071.73 +3.3 5511.80 +2.8
  May 4096.62 +1.8 5536.69 +3.0
  June 4138.62 +2.1 5650.69 +4.5
  July 4246.45 +4.3 5758.52 +6.1
  Aug. 4253.20 +4.4 5765.27 +6.2
  Sept. 4283.19 +4.9 5795.26 +5.0
  Oct. 4277.94 +6.0 5790.01 +5.7
  Nov. 4259.19 +5.7 5771.26 +5.5
  Dec. 4250.51 +5.4 5762.58 +5.3
2009 Jan. 4238.26 +5.1 5750.33 +5.0
  Feb. 4191.37 +2.9 5703.44 +3.5
  Mar. 4188.23 +1.2 5700.30 +2.2
  Apr. 4186.48 +2.8 5698.55 +3.4
  May 4181.94 +2.1 6020.05 +8.7
  June 4214.26 +1.8 6018.18 +6.5
  July 4222.48 –0.6 6005.43 +4.3
  Aug. 4224.23 –0.7 6007.18 +4.2
  Sept. 4212.60 –1.7 5995.55 +3.5
  Oct. 4218.73 –1.4 6001.68 +3.7
  Nov. 4197.22 –1.5 5980.17 +3.6
  Dec. 4199.97 –1.2 5982.92 +3.8
2010 Jan. 4198.22 –0.9 5981.17 +4.0
  Feb. 4199.97 +0.2 5982.92 +4.9
  Mar. 4227.73 +0.9 6010.68 +5.4
  Apr. 4262.37 +1.8 6045.32 +6.1
  May 4377.48 +4.7 6360.43 +5.7
  June 4497.59 +6.7 6480.54 +7.7
  July 4373.53 +3.6 6356.48 +5.9
  Aug. 4289.95 +1.6 6269.94 +4.4
  Sept. 4279.07 +1.6 6259.06 +4.4
  Oct. 4262.37 +1.0 6242.36 +4.0
  Nov. 4298.07 +2.4 6278.06 +5.0
  Dec. 4294.82 +2.3 6274.81 +4.9
2011 Jan. 4290.82 +2.2 6270.81 +4.8
  Feb. 4333.45 +3.2 6313.44 +5.5
  Mar. 4303.81 +1.8 6283.80 +4.5
  Apr. 4394.91 +3.1 6374.90 +5.5