Prices Analytical Series
The Representative Products of the Consumer Price Index

Release date: August 30, 2021

The list below consists of the representative products in the Consumer Price Index’s (CPI) basket of goods and services as of June 2021. Representative products are added and deleted each month as goods and services appear and disappear from the market. This list will be updated on a periodic basis.

Food

  • Apples
  • Avocados
  • Baby food
  • Bagels
  • Bagged salad
  • Bananas
  • Beef chuck/blade roast
  • Beef or chicken concentrate
  • Beef rib roast
  • Black pepper
  • Bran flakes cereal with raisins
  • Bran muffins
  • Breaded or battered fish fillets
  • Broccoli
  • Butter
  • Cabbage
  • Canned baked beans in tomato sauce
  • Canned chickpeas
  • Canned corn
  • Canned fruit cocktail
  • Canned green beans
  • Canned light tuna
  • Canned luncheon meat
  • Canned peaches
  • Canned peas
  • Canned pink salmon
  • Canned sockeye salmon
  • Canned tomatoes
  • Canned vegetable soup
  • Canned white tuna
  • Cantaloupe
  • Carbonated soft drinks
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Celery
  • Cheddar cheese
  • Chewing gum
  • Chicken breast
  • Chicken leg
  • Chocolate candy bar
  • Chocolate chip cookies
  • Cocoa
  • Cola type carbonated soft drink
  • Cooking or salad oil
  • Corn flakes cereal
  • Cream cheese
  • Creamed cottage cheese
  • Cucumber
  • Doughnuts
  • Dried lentils
  • Evaporated milk
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Fast food restaurant breakfast sandwich
  • Fast food restaurant cup of coffee to go
  • Fast food restaurant hamburger meal
  • Fast food restaurant sandwich
  • Fresh asparagus
  • Fresh blueberries
  • Fresh garlic
  • Fresh grapes
  • Fresh or frozen trout
  • Fresh pears
  • Fresh raspberries
  • Fresh salmon fillets
  • Fresh strawberries
  • Fresh tomatoes
  • Fresh white mushrooms
  • Frozen cake
  • Frozen chicken nuggets
  • Frozen chicken wings
  • Frozen cod fillets
  • Frozen fish sticks
  • Frozen French fried potatoes
  • Frozen fruit juice
  • Frozen haddock fillets
  • Frozen hamburger patties
  • Frozen lasagna
  • Frozen meat pie
  • Frozen mixed vegetables
  • Frozen orange juice
  • Frozen shrimp (cooked)
  • Frozen shrimp (raw)
  • Frozen sole fillets
  • Frozen uncooked prepared pizza family size 
  • Frozen unsweetened strawberries
  • Frozen waffles
  • Fruit pie
  • Granola bars
  • Grapefruit
  • Green peppers
  • Ground beef
  • Ground pork
  • Ground turkey
  • Half and half cream
  • Ham
  • Hamburger bun
  • Homogenized milk
  • Honey
  • Ice cream
  • Iceberg lettuce
  • Infant formula
  • Instant coffee
  • Large eggs
  • Lemon
  • Long grain rice
  • Macaroni 
  • Macaroni and cheese dinner 
  • Mandarins
  • Margarine 
  • Mayonnaise
  • Mozzarella
  • Onions
  • Oranges
  • Other non-cola type carbonated soft drink
  • Partially skimmed milk
  • Peanut butter 
  • Pickles
  • Pineapples
  • Plain cookies
  • Plain spaghetti sauce
  • Pork loin chops
  • Pork ribs
  • Pork sausage
  • Potato chips
  • Potatoes
  • Processed cheese slices
  • Pure apple juice
  • Pure orange juice
  • Red peppers
  • Regular Italian dressing
  • Roast leg of lamb
  • Roasted coffee
  • Rolled oats
  • Romaine lettuce
  • Salami sausage
  • Sandwich cream cookies
  • Scallops
  • Seedless raisins
  • Shelled peanuts
  • Single-serve ground coffee
  • Sliced packaged cooked ham
  • Sliced packaged cooked meat
  • Sliced pork bacon
  • Smoked salmon
  • Soda crackers
  • Stewing beef
  • Strawberry jam 
  • Striploin beef steak
  • Sugar
  • Sweet potatoes / yams
  • Table salt
  • Table service restaurant - breakfast meal
  • Table service restaurant - dinner meal
  • Table service restaurant - luncheon meal
  • Takeout Chinese food
  • Takeout fried chicken
  • Takeout pizza
  • Tea bags
  • Tilapia fillets
  • Toasted oat cereal
  • Tomato juice
  • Tomato ketchup
  • Top inside round beef steak
  • Top sirloin beef steak
  • Turnips / rutabagas
  • Vegetable juice cocktail
  • Water
  • White bread
  • White flour
  • White pea beans
  • Whole chicken
  • Whole rotisserie chicken
  • Whole turkey
  • Whole wheat bread
  • Whole wheat cereal
  • Whole wheat flour
  • Wieners
  • Yogurt

Shelter

  • Broadloom carpet (nylon) 
  • Commission fees
  • Driveway sealant
  • Drywall compound
  • Electricity rates
  • Furnace filter
  • Furnace fuel oil
  • Homeowner's home insurance
  • Homeowner's replacement cost
  • Labour cost (painting)
  • Labour cost (roofing)
  • Laminate flooring
  • Latex caulking tube
  • Mortgage interest cost
  • Natural gas rates
  • Paint
  • Property taxes and other special charges
  • Rent
  • Shingles
  • Stain
  • Tenant's insurance
  • Water rates (flat)
  • Water rates (metered)

Household operations, furnishings and equipment

  • Accounting services
  • Alkaline dry cell batteries
  • Aluminum foil wrap
  • Appliance repairs
  • Automatic washer
  • Babysitting service
  • Bank fees
  • Bath towel
  • Bathroom tissues
  • Bedroom suite
  • Bedsheets
  • Cat litter
  • Cat treats
  • Cellular phone service
  • Children's bedroom set
  • Clothes dryer
  • Comforter
  • Compact fluorescent bulb
  • Cookie sheet
  • Cookware
  • Cordless drill/driver
  • Cordless telephone with built-in answering machine
  • Cut flowers
  • Daycare centres
  • Dining room suite
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishwasher detergent tablets
  • Disinfecting wipes
  • Dog food (canned)
  • Dog food (dry/moist)
  • Electric circular saw
  • Electric kettle
  • Electric lawn mower
  • Electric range
  • Envelopes
  • Everyday dishes set
  • Everyday glassware
  • Fabric softener sheets 
  • Facial tissues 
  • Foam mattress (queen)
  • Freezer
  • Funeral and cremation services
  • Funeral goods – Casket
  • Funeral goods - Cremation container
  • Funeral goods – Urn
  • Garbage bags 
  • Gas barbecue
  • Hammer
  • Hand mixer
  • House cleaning services
  • Internet services (broadband)
  • Kitchen table set
  • Laundry detergent
  • Lawn care services
  • Lawn fertilizer
  • Lawn mower (gasoline)
  • Leather sofa
  • LED light bulb
  • Liquid all-purpose cleaner 
  • Liquid bleach 
  • Liquid dishwashing detergent
  • Liquid fabric softener 
  • Liquid laundry detergent 
  • Local home telephone basic service
  • Long distance home telephone service (various destinations)
  • Microwave oven
  • Non-abrasive cream cleanser
  • Non-stick frying pan
  • Nursery shrubs
  • Online tax software
  • Paper table napkins/serviettes
  • Paper towels
  • Parcel post (various destinations)
  • Passport
  • Patio furniture set
  • Plastic storage bags
  • Plastic wrap
  • Pliers
  • Postal fees - Counter Xpresspost (various destinations)
  • Postal fees - Oversize letter (various destinations)
  • Postal fees - Registered mail (various destinations)
  • Postal fees - Standard letter mail (various destinations)
  • Potted flowers
  • Reclining chair
  • Refrigerator - bottom mount freezer
  • Refrigerator - top mount freezer
  • Retail club membership
  • Roses
  • Screwdriver
  • Single cup coffeemaker
  • Sofa
  • Spring/coil mattress (queen)
  • Spring/coil mattress (twin)
  • Stainless steel flatware set 
  • Toaster
  • Upright vacuum cleaner
  • Veterinarian services - annual exam and vaccination of a dog
  • Veterinarian services - spaying of a cat
  • White paper
  • Window blinds
  • Window drapes
  • Window sheers
  • Wine glass set

Clothing and footwear

  • Boys' athletic shoes
  • Boys' briefs
  • Boys' casual pants
  • Boys' dress pants
  • Boys' dress shirt
  • Boys' dress shoes
  • Boys' jeans
  • Boys' sleepwear
  • Boys' spring jacket
  • Boys' swim trunks
  • Boys’ winter boots
  • Children’s shoes and heeled sandals
  • Children’s spring/fall outerwear
  • Children's athletic footwear
  • Children's athletic socks
  • Children's casual pants
  • Children's dress pants
  • Children's dresses
  • Children's general boots (excluding winter boots)
  • Children's hosiery
  • Children's jeans
  • Children's rain boots
  • Children's shorts
  • Children's sleepwear
  • Children's sweaters and vests
  • Children's sweatshirt
  • Children's swimwear
  • Children's T-shirt
  • Children's undergarment bottoms
  • Children's winter boots
  • Children's winter jacket
  • Coin operated laundry
  • Dry cleaning of men's suit
  • Dry cleaning of women's dress
  • Girls' athletic shoes
  • Girls' briefs
  • Girls' casual pants
  • Girls' dress shoes
  • Girls' jeans
  • Girls' pullover sweater
  • Girls' sleepwear
  • Girls' socks
  • Girls' summer dress
  • Girls' winter boots
  • Infants' bodysuit
  • Infants' disposable diapers
  • Infants' sleeper
  • Men's athletic shirt
  • Men's athletic shoes
  • Men's athletic shorts
  • Men's athletic socks
  • Men's athletic top
  • Men's blazers and tailored vests
  • Men's briefs
  • Men's casual lightweight jacket
  • Men's casual pants
  • Men's casual shirts
  • Men's casual shoes
  • Men's dress pants
  • Men's dress shirt
  • Men's dress socks
  • Men's jeans
  • Men's lace-up dress shoes
  • Men's occupational footwear
  • Men's parka
  • Men's polo shirt
  • Men's sandals
  • Men's ski jacket
  • Men's slip-on dress shoes
  • Men's sport jacket
  • Men's suit
  • Men's sweatshirt
  • Men's swim trunks
  • Men's T-shirt
  • Men's undergarments
  • Men's wallet
  • Men's winter boots
  • Men's winter coat
  • Men's wristwatch
  • Umbrella
  • Women's athletic pants
  • Women's athletic top
  • Women's blazer
  • Women's bra
  • Women's briefs
  • Women's camisole
  • Women's cardigan
  • Women's casual lightweight jacket
  • Women's casual pants
  • Women's casual sandals
  • Women's dress blouse
  • Women's dress pants
  • Women's flats
  • Women's gold chain 
  • Women's gold wedding band 
  • Women's handbag
  • Women's high heel sandals
  • Women's jeans
  • Women's panty hose
  • Women's pullover sweater
  • Women's pumps
  • Women's shirt
  • Women's skirt
  • Women's summer dress
  • Women's swimsuit
  • Women's tank top
  • Women's trench coat
  • Women's T-shirt
  • Women's winter boots
  • Women's winter dress coat
  • Women's winter jacket
  • Women's wristwatch
  • Youths' snow pants

Transportation

  • Air filter (car)
  • Airfares (various city pairs)
  • All-season tires & installation (various sizes)
  • Brakes & installation (car)
  • Brakes & installation (truck)
  • Car rental
  • Daily parking rate
  • Driver's licence
  • Driving lessons
  • Ferry rate (cash)
  • Gasoline (premium)
  • Gasoline (regular unleaded)
  • Hourly parking rate
  • Inter-city bus fares
  • Local transit (various fares types)
  • Mechanic labour (one hour)
  • Monthly parking rate
  • Motor oil (regular)
  • Motor oil (synthetic)
  • Motor oil change (car)
  • Motor oil change (truck)
  • New car purchase (various makes and models)
  • New truck purchase (various makes and models, includes vans and SUVs)
  • Passenger vehicle registration
  • Private and public passenger vehicle insurance premiums
  • Ride sharing - base fare
  • Ride sharing - booking fee
  • Ride sharing - per-kilometre distance rate
  • Taxi rate - departure rate
  • Taxi rate - per-kilometre distance rate
  • Toll road or bridge (cash)
  • Toll road or bridge (transponder)
  • Train fares (various routes)
  • Tunnel access fee (cash)
  • Tunnel access fee (transponder)

Health and personal care

  • Analgesic (acetylsalicylic acid)
  • Analgesic (acetaminophen)
  • Antiseptic mouthwash
  • Bandages
  • Bar of soap
  • Body wash
  • Chiropractic services (subsequent visit)
  • Cold remedies
  • Contact lenses
  • Cough remedies
  • Dental scaling and polishing
  • Dentures
  • Deodorants or antiperspirants
  • Eau de toilette
  • Eye examination
  • Eyeglass lenses
  • Eyeglasses (metal frames)
  • Eyeglasses (plastic frames)
  • Facial cleanser
  • Foundation
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Infant's disposable diapers
  • Laser eye surgery
  • Latex condoms
  • Lipstick
  • Liquid hand soap
  • Mascara
  • Medicinal cannabis (dried flower)
  • Medicinal cannabis (oil)
  • Men's haircut
  • Physiotherapy (subsequent visit)
  • Portable hair dryer
  • Prescription antiarthritic (brand name)
  • Prescription antiarthritic (generic)
  • Prescription antihyperlipidemic (brand name)
  • Prescription antihyperlipidemic (generic)
  • Prescription bronchial therapy (brand name)
  • Prescription bronchial therapy (generic)
  • Prescription cardiovascular (generic)
  • Prescription cardiovascular, angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor (brand name)
  • Prescription cardiovascular, angiotensin II receptor blocker (brand name)
  • Prescription cardiovascular, calcium channel blocker (brand name)
  • Prescription diabetes therapy (brand name)
  • Prescription diabetes therapy (generic)
  • Prescription gastrointestinal (brand name)
  • Prescription gastrointestinal (generic)
  • Prescription neurological (brand name)
  • Prescription neurological (generic)
  • Prescription psychotherapeutic  (brand name)
  • Prescription psychotherapeutic (generic) 
  • Razor blades (triple bladed)
  • Root canal therapy
  • Sanitary napkins
  • Shampoo
  • Shaving cream
  • Soaking solution for contact lenses
  • Tampons
  • Tooth restoration (amalgam)
  • Toothpaste
  • Women's hairdressing

Recreation, education and reading

  • Admission to hockey game
  • Admission to motion picture showing
  • Admission to stage performance
  • Alpine ski boots
  • Alpine ski lift fee
  • Alpine skis
  • Audio on demand (subscription)
  • Ballpoint pen
  • Bicycle (all-terrain)
  • Board game
  • Boat 
  • Book (hardcover, various titles)
  • Book (paperback, various titles)
  • Bowling fees
  • Calculator
  • Children's bicycle
  • Coloured pencils
  • Computer equipment
  • Cruise package (various destinations)
  • Daily newspaper (single copy)
  • Daily newspaper (yearly subscription)
  • Digital camera
  • Doll
  • DVD movie (various titles)
  • E-book
  • Exercise bike
  • Fitness centre (one-year adult membership)
  • Flat screen televisions (various sizes)
  • Golf balls (package)
  • Golf club set
  • Golf green fees
  • Golf membership fee (full season)
  • Guitar 
  • Hockey shinguards
  • Hockey stick (one-piece composite)
  • Hockey stick (wooden)
  • Home theatre audio system
  • Magazine (annual subscription, various titles)
  • Magazine (single copy, various titles)
  • Martial arts lesson (adult)
  • Martial arts lesson (child)
  • Men's hockey skates
  • Motorcycle purchase (various makes and models)
  • Music lesson
  • Notebook
  • Outboard motor
  • Package holiday (various destinations)
  • Portable MP3 player
  • Puzzle
  • School books for university courses
  • SDHC memory card
  • Sleeping bag
  • Smartphone
  • Smartwatch 
  • Snowboard 
  • Spinning rod
  • Tablet personal computer
  • Television broadcast distribution (basic package)
  • Television broadcast distribution (extended package)
  • Toy construction set (plastic)
  • Toy vehicle (plastic)
  • Toy vehicle (plastic/metal)
  • Travel trailer 
  • Traveller accommodation (weekend leisure travel)
  • University tuition fees
  • Video game 
  • Video game console (non-portable)
  • Video game console (portable)
  • Video on demand (single copy)
  • Video on demand (subscription)

Alcoholic beverages, tobacco products and recreational cannabis

  • Beer consumed on licensed premises
  • Beer sold in stores (bottles)
  • Beer sold in stores (cans)
  • Bottle of wine served in restaurants
  • Canadian brandy sold in stores
  • Canadian gin sold in stores
  • Canadian liqueurs sold in stores
  • Canadian red table wine sold in stores
  • Canadian rum sold in stores
  • Canadian rye whisky sold in stores
  • Canadian vodka sold in stores
  • Canadian whiskey consumed on licensed premises
  • Canadian white table wine sold in stores
  • Cigarettes, discount brand (package and carton)
  • Cigarettes, premium brand (package and carton)
  • Cognac (brandy)
  • House wine served in restaurants
  • Imported brandy sold in stores
  • Imported gin sold in stores
  • Imported liqueurs sold in stores
  • Imported red table wine sold in stores
  • Imported Scotch whisky sold in stores
  • Imported white table wine sold in stores
  • Liquor coolers sold in stores
  • Recreational cannabis (dried flower)
  • Recreational cannabis (oil)

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