Regional Price Parities

Regional price parities (RPPs) measure the differences in price levels across states and metropolitan areas for a given year and are expressed as a percentage of the overall national price level. States with the highest RPPs in 2020 were Hawaii (112.0), New Jersey (111.2), and California (110.4); the RPP in the District of Columbia was 111.5. States with the lowest RPPs were Mississippi (87.8), West Virginia (88.0), and Arkansas (89.2). The release also includes new estimates of 2020 regional price parities for the metropolitan areas and revised data for the states and metropolitan areas for 2008 to 2019.

  • Current Release: December 14, 2021
  • Next release: December 15, 2022

What are Regional Price Parities (RPPs)?

Allows comparisons of buying power across the 50 states and the District of Columbia, or from one metro area to another, for a given year. Price levels are expressed as a percentage of the overall national level.

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