CNMI Consumer Price Index: Comparison Across Islands (selected items)

AnalysisAppendix

CNMI 1st Quarter of 2017

The following analysis does a comparison of average prices for selected items across the three main islands of CNMI for 1st Quarter of 2017.
The items were chosen based on their significance to household expenditure, as well as the feasibility to compare the items suitably across the three islands.
As can be seen from the analysis, Saipan, has the cheapest prices in general for these selected key items, followed by Tinian, with the prices in Rota generally being the most expensive.

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Rice
Corned Beef
Chicken
Eggs
Onions
Coke
Beer
Gasoline
Cigarettes

CNMI CPI Appendix 3 – CPI Weights for each Islands

    Saipan Tinian Rota
Source: CNMI Consumer Price Index
Food All Food 17.1083 21.0482 12.9058
Food Cereal Products 2.7052 4.6227 2.6345
Food Meat Products 4.0402 6.0270 3.1488
Food Seafood Produce 1.4994 0.8986 N/A
Food Dairy Produce 1.5335 2.0349 1.4826
Food Fruit 0.3195 0.5851 0.0762
Food Vegetables 1.0487 1.1897 0.9914
Food Non-alcoholic Beverages 1.6493 2.8072 1.5779
Food Confectionery 0.3072 0.2004 0.2269
Food Miscellaneous Food 0.5690 1.2973 0.5522
Food Take-away Food 3.4363 1.3853 2.2153
Alcoholic Beverages Alcoholic Beverages 1.3768 3.1933 1.5890
Housing & Utilities All Housing & Utilities 30.3859 31.1513 44.6249
Housing & Utilities Housing 15.1278 7.8888 13.7889
Housing & Utilities Utilities 10.0594 12.0407 14.5987
Housing & Utilities Household Goods/Furniture 1.0887 5.3456 2.0813
Housing & Utilities Household Maintenance 4.1101 5.8762 14.1559
Apparel All Apparel 6.1443 8.7016 7.8026
Apparel Mens Clothng 1.7022 2.9283 1.5850
Apparel Womens Clothing 2.0195 3.0038 2.4739
Apparel Infant Clothing 0.6881 0.5074 0.7567
Apparel Footwear 1.2561 1.8681 2.5288
Apparel Accessories 0.4783 0.3942 0.4582
Transportation All Transportation 22.2282 7.9752 10.3137
Transportation Vehicle Purchase 13.8896 0.4586 2.1391
Transportation Vehicle Maintenance 7.2386 5.3267 7.6918
Transportation Public Transport 1.1000 2.1900 0.4827
Medical Care All Medical Care 10.6622 10.8923 9.3760
Medical Care Medical Supplies 1.2291 1.3909 2.3924
Medical Care Medical Services 9.4330 9.5014 6.9836
Recreation Recreation 3.3994 4.0032 2.2680
Education & Communication Education & Communication 5.6292 5.7111 2.9257
Education & Communication Education 0.6395 0.6188 0.4815
Education & Communication Communication 4.9897 5.0923 2.4442
Other Goods & Services All Other Goods & Services 3.0656 7.3237 8.1944
Other Goods & Services Cigarettes & BetelNut 1.7380 2.6558 4.1746
Other Goods & Services Other Goods 0.5353 0.4458 0.3478
Other Goods & Services Other Services 0.7923 4.2221 3.6719