The California Construction Cost index is developed based upon Building Cost Index (BCI) cost indices average for San Francisco and Los Angeles ONLY as produced by Engineering News Record (ENR) and reported in the second issue each month. 

This table is updated the 2nd half of the month. The ENR BCI reports cost trends for specific construction trade labor and materials in the California market and does not reflect current market bidding environment.

California Construction Cost Index 2016-2020

Month 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016
January 6684 6596 6373 6106
February 6700 6596 6373 6132
March 6616 6596 6373 6248
April 6841 6596 6461 6249
May 6852 6596 6455 6240
June 6854 6598 6470 6238
July 6854 6643 6474 6245
August 6823 6613 6620 6244
September 6814 6674 6620 6267
October 6851 6679 6596 6343
November 6895 6679 6596 6344
December 6684 6596 6373
Annual % * 1.3% 3.5% 4.4%

*Annual Percentage is calculated from December to December.


Historic California Construction Cost Index

Month 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011
January 6073 5898 5774 5683 5592
February 6077 5896 5782 5683 5624
March 6069 5953 5777 5738 5627
April 6062 5956 5786 5740 5636
May 6069 5957 5796 5755 5637
June 6055 5961 5802 5754 5643
July 6055 5959 5804 5750 5654
August 6055 5959 5801 5778 5667
September 6113 5959 5802 5777 5668
October 6114 5969 5911 5780 5675
November 6109 5981 5903 5779 5680
December 6108 5977 5901 5768 5680
Annual % * 2.2% 1.3% 2.3% 1.5% 1.5%

*Annual Percentage is calculated from December to December.

Month 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006
January 5260 5309 4983 4869 4620
February 5262 5295 4983 4868 4604
March 5268 5298 4999 4871 4597
April 5270 5296 5004 4872 4600
May 5378 5288 5023 4886 4599
June 5394 5276 5065 4842 4593
July 5401 5263 5135 4849 4609
August 5401 5265 5142 4851 4616
September 5381 5264 5194 4942 4619
October 5591 5259 5393 4943 4867
November 5599 5259 5375 4978 4891
December 5596 5262 5322 4981 4877
Annual % * 6.3% -1.1% 6.8% 2.1% 2.1%

*Annual Percentage is calculated from December to December.

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