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 CINCINNATI (1978-2011)
1913=100 BCI %CHG CCI %CHG
1978 Dec. 1802.42 +9.2 3088.21 +8.5
1979 Dec. 1959.82 +8.7 3349.05 +8.4
1980 Dec. 2089.33 +6.6 3609.93 +7.8
1981 Dec. 2269.81 +8.6 4045.44 +12.1
1982 Dec. 2314.19 +2.0 4234.64 +4.7
1983 Dec. 2432.67 +5.1 4398.60 +3.9
1984 Dec. 2384.90 —2.0 4437.58 +0.9
1985 Dec. 2406.80 +0.9 4548.20 +2.5
1986 Dec. 2425.16 +0.8 4567.24 +0.4
1987 Dec. 2507.86 +3.4 4647.13 +1.7
1988 Dec. 2552.96 +3.6 4700.51 +7.3
1989 Dec. 2588.51 +1.4 4877.51 +3.8
1990 Dec. 2638.73 +1.9 4933.91 +1.2
1991 Dec. 2674.15 +1.3 5011.10 +1.6
1992 Dec. 2817.16 +5.4 5209.18 +4.0
1993 Dec. 2892.78 +2.7 5344.53 +2.6
1994 Dec. 3001.15 +3.8 5504.43 +3.0
1995 Dec. 2942.02 —2.0 5450.56 —1.0
1996 Dec. 2977.85 +1.2 5488.81 +0.7
1997 Dec. 3103.51 +4.2 5585.21 +1.8
1998 Dec. 3130.94 +0.9 5641.21 +1.0
1999 Dec. 3245.02 +3.6 5888.56 +4.4
2000 Dec. 3377.42 +4.1 6044.89 +2.7
2001 Dec. 3190.66 -5.5 5858.12 -3.1
2002 Dec. 3333.19 +4.5 6155.81 +5.1
2003 Dec. 3429.28 +2.9 6286.90 +2.1
2004 Dec. 3845.89 +12.2 6997.36 +11.3
2005 Jan. 3845.89 +12.2 6997.36 +11.3
  Feb. 3845.39 +11.4 6996.86 +10.9
  March 3843.39 +10.0 6994.85 +7.9
  April 3874.64 +9.0 7026.11 +7.4
  May 3874.64 +8.8 7026.11 +7.3
  June 3907.69 +9.3 7036.36 +7.2
  July 3920.80 +9.6 7024.86 +7.0
  August 3908.80 +7.1 7012.86 +5.7
  Sept. 3920.69 +6.2 7024.75 +4.7
  Oct. 3943.94 +4.2 7048.00 +5.2
  Nov. 3976.44 +4.7 7080.50 +3.9
  Dec. 4003.69 +4.1 7107.75 +1.6
2006 Jan. 4009.69 +4.3 7113.75 +1.7
  Feb. 4007.69 +4.2 7201.75 +2.9
  March 4014.46 +4.5 7406.75 +5.9
  April 4017.46 +3.7 7409.75 +5.5
  May 4015.71 +3.6 7408.00 +5.4
  June 4023.46 +3.0 7415.75 +5.4
  July 4065.93 +3.7 7583.38 +8.0
  Aug. 4072.93 +4.2 7590.38 +8.2
  Sept. 4075.18 +3.9 7592.63 +8.1
  Oct. 3888.94 —1.4 7406.39 +5.1
  Nov. 3913.69 –1.6 7431.14 +5.0
  Dec. 3898.44 –2.6 7415.89 +4.3
2007 Jan. 3891.94 –2.9 7409.39 +4.2
  Feb. 3891.44 –2.9 7408.89 +2.9
  Mar. 3898.96 –2.9 7416.41 +0.1
  Apr. 3901.71 –2.9 7419.16 +0.1
  May 3915.71 –2.5 7433.16 +0.3
  June 3916.71 –2.7 7434.16 +0.3
  July 3943.18 –3.0 7502.53 –1.1
  Aug. 3967.97 –2.4 7589.53 +0.1
  Sept. 3991.01 –2.1 7589.78 0.0
  Oct. 3995.28 +2.7 7594.05 +2.5
  Nov. 3986.28 +1.9 7585.05 +2.1
  Dec. 3988.78 +2.3 7587.55 +2.3
2008 Jan. 3990.53 +2.5 7589.30 +2.4
  Feb. 3990.53 +2.6 7589.30 +2.4
  Mar. 4006.53 +2.8 7605.30 +2.6
  Apr. 4011.53 +2.8 7610.30 +2.6
  May 4003.71 +2.3 7602.47 +2.3
  June 4045.71 +3.3 7644.47 +2.8
  July 4115.46 +4.4 7714.22 +2.8
  Aug. 4218.39 +6.3 7940.97 +4.6
  Sept. 4270.14 +7.0 7992.72 +5.3
  Oct. 4264.89 +6.8 7987.47 +5.2
  Nov. 4246.14 +6.5 7968.72 +5.1
  Dec. 4201.04 +5.3 7923.62 +4.4
2009 Jan. 4188.79 +5.0 7911.37 +4.2
  Feb. 4174.54 +4.6 7897.12 +4.1
  Mar. 4177.04 +4.3 7899.62 +3.9
  Apr. 4156.68 +3.6 7879.26 +3.5
  May 4149.18 +3.6 7871.76 +3.5
  June 4140.94 +2.4 7863.52 +2.9
  July 4128.19 +0.3 7850.77 +1.8
  Aug. 4146.81 –1.7 7912.52 –0.4
  Sept. 4053.58 –5.1 7819.29 –2.2
  Oct. 4048.83 – 5.1 7814.54 +2.2
  Nov. 4049.08 –4.6 7814.79 –1.9
  Dec. 4051.83 –3.6 7817.54 –1.3
2010 Jan. 4050.08 –3.3 7815.79 –1.2
  Feb. 4051.83 –2.9 7817.54 –1.0
  Mar. 4057.83 –2.9 7823.54 –1.0
  Apr. 4059.83 –2.3 7825.54 –0.7
  May 4071.58 –1.9 7837.29 –0.4
  June 4124.80 –0.4 7974.04 +1.4
  July 4131.30 +0.1 8050.54 +2.5
  Aug. 4131.80 –0.4 8061.04 +1.9
  Sept. 4224.28 +4.2 8153.52 +4.3
  Oct. 4271.93 +5.5 8194.02 +4.9
  Nov. 4280.43 +5.7 8202.52 +5.0
  Dec. 4277.18 +5.6 8199.27 +4.9
2011 Jan. 4280.02 +5.7 8195.27 +4.9
  Feb. 4311.77 +6.4 8227.02 +5.2
  Mar. 4314.77 +6.3 8230.02 +5.2
  Apr. 4324.27 +6.5 8239.52 +5.3