13 cities hit hardest by inflation

The consumer price index jumped by 5 percent in March from a year earlier. In more than a dozen cities, the growth in CPI was greater.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said April 12 that the CPI, a key measure of inflation, was up by 5 percent in March from a year prior, down from February's 6.4 percent reading. The overall consumer price index climbed 0.1 percent in March.

To determine the difference in inflation growth between 22 major metropolitan statistical areas, WalletHub compared key metrics related to the CPI for the latest month for which BLS data is available to one year prior to assess how inflation changed in the long-term.

Below are the MSAs where inflation has increased the most from the latest month to one year prior. Find Wallethub's full rankings, published April 12, here.

Cities with most long-term growth to inflation
1. Phoenix: 8.5 percent
2. Seattle: 8 percent
3. Tampa, Fla.: 7.7 percent
4. Atlanta: 7.2 percent
5. Detroit: 7 percent
6. Philadelphia: 6.9 percent
7. Baltimore: 6.1 percent
8. St. Louis: 5.9 percent
9. Dallas: 5.8 percent
10. Denver: 5.7 percent 
11. San Francisco: 5.3 percent 
       San Diego: 5.3 percent
12. Houston: 5.2 percent 

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