The cities where inflation has grown the most, least

Inflation climbed higher in some cities than others over the past several months, with a handful of cities seeing inflation fall. 

To determine the difference in inflation growth between 23 major metropolitan statistical areas, WalletHub compared key metrics related to the Consumer Price Index, which measures inflation. It compared the Consumer Price Index for the latest month for which BLS data is available to two months prior and one year prior to assess how inflation changed in the short- and long-term.

Below are the MSAs where inflation has increased the most and the least in the short-term, comparing the latest month for which data is available compared to two months prior, followed by the long-term, comparing the latest month to one year prior. 

To view full snapshot of states' inflation changes, find the full Oct. 13 ranking here


Cities with most long-term growth to inflation 

1. Phoenix: 13 percent 

2. Atlanta: 11.7 percent 

3. Miami: 10.7 percent 

4. Tampa: 10.5 percent 

5. Baltimore: 10.2 percent 

Cities with least long-term growth to inflation 

1. San Francisco: 5.7 percent 

2. New York: 6.2 percent 

3. Honolulu, Hawaii: 6.6 percent 

4. Minneapolis: 7.4 percent 

5. St. Louis: 7.5 percent 


Cities with most short-term growth to inflation 

1. Atlanta: 1.3 percent 

2. San Diego: 0.9 percent

    Boston: 0.9 percent 

3. Phoenix: 0.8 percent 

    Honolulu: 0.8 percent 

4. Dallas: 0.5 percent 

    Los Angeles: 0.5 percent

5. Miami: 0.4 percent 

    Minneapolis: 0.4 percent 

    New York: 0.4 percent

Cities with least short-term growth to inflation

1. Anchorage, Alaska: -4 percent

2. San Francisco: -0.5 percent 

    Detroit: -0.5 percent 

3. Washington, D.C.: -0.20 percent 

    Denver: -0.20 percent 

4. Philadelphia: 0 percent 

    Riverside, Calif.: 0 percent 

     Seattle: 0 percent

5. Houston: 0.1 percent 

    Baltimore: 0.1 percent

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