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 BOSTON (1978-2011)
1913=100 BCI %CHG CCI %CHG
1978 Dec. 1721.02 +3.6 2772.83 +4.9
1979 Dec. 1902.60 +10.6 3096.16 +11.7
1980 Dec. 1888.31 –0.8 3173.98 +2.5
1981 Dec. 2147.30 +13.7 3659.88 +15.3
1982 Dec. 2303.23 +7.3 3993.72 +9.1
1983 Dec. 2526.2 +9.7 4204.75 +5.3
1984 Dec. 2621.39 +3.8 4497.40 +7.0
1985 Dec. 2689.49 +2.6 4685.85 +4.2
1986 Dec. 2693.11 +0.1 4722.66 +0.8
1987 Dec. 2923.07 +8.5 4941.39 +4.6
1988 Dec. 2995.07 +2.5 5137.58 +4.0
1989 Dec. 3090.66 +3.2 5373.14 +4.6
1990 Dec. 3110.03 +0.6 5614.79 +4.5
1991 Dec. 3102.31 –0.3 5722.50 +1.9
1992 Dec. 3355.57 +8.2 5973.33 +4.4
1993 Dec. 3624.03 +8.0 6380.25 +6.8
1994 Dec. 3601.94 –0.6 6404.34 +0.4
1995 Dec. 3549.18 –1.5 6407.28 +0.1
1996 Dec. 3844.53 +8.3 6772.20 +5.7
1997 Dec. 3686.77 –4.1 6747.28 –0.4
1998 Dec. 3759.22 +2.0 6921.04 +2.6
1999 Dec. 3841.79 +2.2 7103.92 +2.6
2000 Dec. 3879.93 +1.0 6986.61 –1.7
2001 Dec. 3935.71 +1.4 7042.39 +0.8
2002 Dec. 3951.79 +0.4 7546.61 +7.2
2003 Dec. 4213.59 +6.6 7976.09 +5.7
2004 Dec. 4467.08 +6.0 8229.58 +3.2
2005 Jan. 4509.51 +7.1 8272.01 +3.7
  Feb. 4519.89 +6.7 8282.39 +3.6
  March 4559.24 +4.5 8321.73 +2.4
  April 4603.54 +4.6 8366.04 +2.5
  May 4603.54 +3.0 8366.04 +1.7
  June 4532.19 +1.1 8294.69 +0.6
  July 4652.45 +2.3 8527.27 +2.6
  August 4912.38 +8.7 9159.27 +10.6
  Sept. 4880.55 +5.8 9127.44 +9.0
  Oct. 4892.92 +5.9 9139.81 +9.0
  Nov. 4941.74 +9.4 9188.63 +11.0
  Dec. 4925.47 +10.3 9172.36 +11.5
2006 Jan. 4931.47 +9.4 9178.36 +11.0
  Feb. 4978.43 +10.1 9225.32 +11.4
  March 4966.99 +8.9 9213.88 +10.7
  April 4999.62 +8.6 9216.88 +10.2
  May 4970.67 +8.0 9187.93 +9.8
  June 4989.30 +10.1 9206.56 +11.0
  July 4973.16 +6.9 9190.42 +7.8
  Aug. 4980.16 +1.4 9197.42 +0.4
  Sept. 4982.41 +2.1 9199.67 +0.8
  Oct. 5166.76 +5.6 9437.17 +3.3
  Nov. 5190.09 +5.0 9460.51 +3.0
  Dec. 5192.21 +5.4 9462.63 +3.2
2007 Jan. 5185.71 +5.2 9456.13 +3.0
  Feb. 5188.80 +4.2 9459.22 +2.5
  Mar. 5190.76 +4.5 9461.17 +2.7
  Apr. 5193.51 +3.9 9463.92 +2.7
  May 5376.50 +8.2 9760.54 +6.2
  June 5377.50 +7.8 9761.54 +6.0
  July 5380.44 +8.2 9764.48 +6.3
  Aug. 5382.44 +8.2 9766.48 +6.3
  Sept. 5392.72 +8.2 9971.73 +8.4
  Oct. 5393.72 +4.4 9972.73 +5.7
  Nov. 5382.11 +3.7 9961.11 +5.3
  Dec. 5384.61 +3.7 9963.61 +5.3
2008 Jan. 5386.36 +3.9 9965.36 +5.4
  Feb. 5386.36 +3.8 9965.36 +5.4
  Mar. 5400.72 +4.1 9979.73 +5.5
  Apr. 5405.72 +4.1 9984.73 +5.5
  May 5424.97 +0.9 10003.98 +2.5
  June 5464.91 +1.6 10043.92 +2.9
  July 5534.66 +2.9 10113.67 +3.6
  Aug. 5541.41 +3.0 10120.42 +3.6
  Sept. 5702.34 +5.7 10507.17 +5.4
  Oct. 5755.21 +6.7 10686.92 +7.2
  Nov. 5736.46 +6.6 10668.17 +7.1
  Dec. 5683.46 +5.6 10615.17 +6.5
2009 Jan.

5671.21

+5.3

10602.92

+6.4

  Feb. 5656.96 +5.0 10588.67 +6.3
  Mar. 5659.46 +4.8 10591.17 +6.1
  Apr. 5652.51 +4.6 10584.21 +6.0
  May 5785.19 +6.6 10766.71 +7.6
  June 5770.79 +5.6 10752.31 +7.1
  July 5762.05 +4.1 10743.58 +6.2
  Aug. 5762.82 +4.0 10744.35 +6.2
  Sept. 5762.07 +1.1 10743.60 +2.3
  Oct. 5757.32 0.0 10738.85 +0.5
  Nov. 5756.03 +0.3 10737.55 +0.7
  Dec. 5758.78 +1.3 10740.30 +1.2
2010 Jan. 5758.98 +1.6 10740.51 +1.3
  Feb. 5851.45 +3.4 11017.26 +4.1
  Mar. 5860.32 +3.6 11026.13 +4.1
  Apr. 5865.28 +3.8 11031.08 +4.2
  May 5877.03 +1.6 11042.83 +2.6
  June 5902.20 +2.3 11068.01 +2.9
  July 5979.59 +3.8 11074.51 +3.1
  Aug. 5985.89 +3.9 11080.81 +3.1
  Sept. 5988.55 +3.9 11083.47 +3.2
  Oct. 6090.58 +5.8 11573.18 +7.8
  Nov. 6102.41 +6.0 11585.00 +7.9
  Dec. 6107.79 +6.1 11590.38 +7.9
2011 Jan. 6068.00 +5.4 11401.38 +6.2
  Feb. 6099.75 +4.2 11433.13 +3.8
  Mar. 6102.75 +4.1 11436.13 +3.7
  Apr. 6178.13 +5.3 11445.41 +3.8