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. In 2019, states with the highest RPPs were Hawaii (119.3), California (116.4), and New York (116.3). States with the lowest RPPs were Mississippi (84.4), Arkansas (84.7), and Alabama (85.8). Large metropolitan areas with the highest RPPs were San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA (134.5), New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA (125.7), and Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA (118.8). Large metropolitan areas with the lowest RPPs were Cleveland-Elyria, OH (89.9), St. Louis, MO-IL (90.1), and Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN (90.6).

  • Current Release: December 15, 2020
  • Next Release: December 14, 2021

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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