Consumer price index for all urban consumers

The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) measures the changes in the price of a basket of goods and services purchased by urban consumers. The urban consumer population is deemed by many as a better representative measure of the general public because most of the country’s population lives in highly populated areas, which represent close to 90 percent of the total population—Read more at Investopedia. Kenton, Will. “Consumer Price Index For All Urban Consumers (CPI-U)” 23 August 2019.