Average Retail Food and Energy Prices, U.S. City Average and Northeast Region

 

Average retail food and energy prices, U.S. city average and Northeast region
Item and unit U.S. city average
 
Northeast region (1)
 
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2014
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2014
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2013
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2014
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Cereals and bakery products

 

Flour, white, all purpose, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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0.516 0.513 0.501 -2.9 -2.3
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0.556 0.612 0.616 10.8 0.7

Rice, white, long grain, uncooked, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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0.734 0.746 0.723 -1.5 -3.1
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Spaghetti and macaroni, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.283 1.350 1.266 -1.3 -6.2
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Bread, white, pan, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.358 1.405 1.414 4.1 0.6
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1.357 1.423 1.388 2.3 -2.5

Bread, whole wheat, pan, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.976 2.065 2.001 1.3 -3.1
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Cookies, chocolate chip, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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3.690 3.333 3.295 -10.7 -1.1
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Meats, poultry, fish and eggs

 

Beef and veal

 

Ground chuck, 100% beef, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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3.492 4.201 4.294 23.0 2.2
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3.518 3.940 4.099 16.5 4.0

Ground beef, 100% beef, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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3.389 4.096 4.154 22.6 1.4
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3.815 4.304 4.313 13.1 0.2

Ground beef, lean and extra lean, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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5.018 5.828 5.972 19.0 2.5
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All uncooked ground beef, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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3.823 4.504 4.565 19.4 1.4
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4.152 4.563 4.654 12.1 2.0

Chuck roast, graded and ungraded, excluding USDA Prime and Choice, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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4.141 5.184 5.237 26.5 1.0
 
         

Chuck roast, USDA Choice, boneless, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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4.619 5.519 5.443 17.8 -1.4
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Round roast, USDA Choice, boneless, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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4.661 5.584 5.552 19.1 -0.6
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4.428 5.496 5.352 20.9 -2.6

Round roast, graded and ungraded, excluding USDA Prime and Choice, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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All Uncooked Beef Roasts, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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4.821 5.738 5.686 17.9 -0.9
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4.936 6.037 5.811 17.7 -3.7

Steak, round, USDA Choice, boneless, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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4.709 6.026 6.068 28.9 0.7
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4.455 5.994 5.881 32.0 -1.9

Steak, round, graded and ungraded, excluding USDA Prime and Choice, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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4.872 5.950 6.015 23.5 1.1
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Steak, sirloin, graded and ungraded, excluding USDA Prime and Choice, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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Steak, sirloin, USDA Choice, boneless, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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6.820 8.233 8.103 18.8 -1.6
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7.760 9.572 9.174 18.2 -4.2

Beef for stew, boneless, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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4.538 5.449 5.456 20.2 0.1
 
         

All Uncooked Beef Steaks, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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6.363 7.397 7.404 16.4 0.1
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6.199 7.494 7.461 20.4 -0.4

All Uncooked Other Beef (Excluding Veal), per lb. (453.6 gm)

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3.934 4.612 4.699 19.4 1.9
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4.775 4.753 4.840 1.4 1.8

Pork

 

Bacon, sliced, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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5.708 5.953 5.759 0.9 -3.3
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5.928 6.369 6.102 2.9 -4.2

Chops, center cut, bone-in, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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3.693 4.414 4.308 16.7 -2.4
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3.165 4.384 4.069 28.6 -7.2

Chops, boneless, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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3.997 4.500 4.605 15.2 2.3
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3.763 4.633 4.510 19.9 -2.7

All Pork Chops, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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3.580 4.173 4.174 16.6 0.0
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3.141 4.065 3.926 25.0 -3.4

Ham, rump or shank half, bone-in, smoked, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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  2.857 2.796   -2.1
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Ham, boneless, excluding canned, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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4.167 4.629 4.639 11.3 0.2
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4.319 4.633 5.060 17.2 9.2

All Ham (Excluding Canned Ham and Luncheon Slices), per lb. (453.6 gm)

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2.947 3.389 3.433 16.5 1.3
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2.653 3.297 3.479 31.1 5.5

All Other Pork (Excluding Canned Ham and Luncheon Slices), per lb. (453.6 gm)

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2.599 3.148 3.120 20.0 -0.9
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2.436 2.974 3.021 24.0 1.6

Other meats

 

Bologna, all beef or mixed, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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3.175 3.084 2.977 -6.2 -3.5
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Poultry

 

Chicken, fresh, whole, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.543 1.543 1.549 0.4 0.4
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1.745 1.724 1.829 4.8 6.1

Chicken breast, bone-in, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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Chicken breast, boneless, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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3.652 3.481 3.486 -4.5 0.1
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3.826 3.647 3.625 -5.3 -0.6

Chicken legs, bone-in, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.683 1.575 1.620 -3.7 2.9
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1.926        

Turkey, frozen, whole, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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  1.584 1.667   5.2
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Eggs

 

Eggs, grade A, large, per doz.

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1.925 1.970 1.951 1.4 -1.0
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Dairy products

 

Milk, fresh, whole, fortified, per gal. (3.8 lit)

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3.462 3.732 3.766 8.8 0.9
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  3.951 3.957   0.2

Butter, salted, grade AA, stick, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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American processed cheese, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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4.088 4.450 4.487 9.8 0.8
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  5.093 5.044   -1.0

Cheddar cheese, natural, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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5.390 5.565 5.568 3.3 0.1
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  5.480 5.610   2.4

Ice cream, prepackaged, bulk, regular, per 1/2 gal. (1.9 lit)

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4.945 4.987 4.884 -1.2 -2.1
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4.866 4.962 5.042 3.6 1.6
 

Fruits and vegetables

 

Fresh fruits and vegetables

 

Apples, Red Delicious, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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  1.403 1.364   -2.8
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Bananas, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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0.586 0.606 0.582 -0.7 -4.0
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0.624 0.624 0.535 -14.3 -14.3

Oranges, Navel, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.328 1.486 1.508 13.6 1.5
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  1.529 1.509   -1.3

Oranges, Valencia, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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Cherries, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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Grapefruit, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.153 1.224 1.370 18.8 11.9
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1.285 1.241 1.528 18.9 23.1

Grapes, Thompson Seedless, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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  2.173 2.429   11.8
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  2.274 2.569   13.0

Lemons, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.728 2.355 2.327 34.7 -1.2
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Peaches, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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  1.760      
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Pears, Anjou, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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Strawberries, dry pint, per 12 oz. (340.2 gm)

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  2.578 2.677   3.8
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2.657 3.100 3.128 17.7 0.9

Potatoes, white, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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0.688 0.671 0.669 -2.8 -0.3
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  0.783 0.758   -3.2

Lettuce, iceberg, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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  1.139 1.125   -1.2
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Lettuce, romaine, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.630 1.658 1.753 7.5 5.7
 
         

Tomatoes, field grown, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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  1.546 1.695   9.6
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  1.427 1.895   32.8

Broccoli, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.959 1.820 1.786 -8.8 -1.9
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Cabbage, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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Carrots, short trimmed and topped, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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Celery, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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Peppers, sweet, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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2.605 2.320 2.373 -8.9 2.3
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Processed fruits and vegetables

 

Orange juice, frozen concentrate, 12 oz. can, per 16 oz. (473.2 ml)

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2.540 2.566 2.605 2.6 1.5
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Beans, dried, any type, all sizes, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.411 1.496 1.459 3.4 -2.5
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Other foods at home

 

Sugar and sweets

 

Sugar, white, all sizes, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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0.628 0.608 0.616 -1.9 1.3
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Sugar, white, 33-80 oz. pkg, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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0.633 0.610 0.592 -6.5 -3.0
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Fats and oils

 

Margarine, stick, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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Margarine, soft, tubs, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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2.088 2.066 2.060 -1.3 -0.3
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Peanut butter, creamy, all sizes, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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2.789 2.550 2.606 -6.6 2.2
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Nonalcoholic beverages

 

Cola, nondiet, per 2 liters (67.6 oz) (2)

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Coffee, 100%, ground roast, all sizes, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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5.149 5.215 5.032 -2.3 -3.5
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Other prepared foods

 

Potato chips, per 16 oz.

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4.576 4.357 4.328 -5.4 -0.7
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4.455 4.209 4.193 -5.9 -0.4

Alcoholic beverages at home

 

Malt beverages, all types, all sizes, any origin, per 16 oz. (473.2 ml)

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1.310 1.189 1.336 2.0 12.4
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1.318 1.203 1.365 3.6 13.5

Wine, red and white table, all sizes, any origin, per 1 liter (33.8 oz)

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11.050 10.757 12.283 11.2 14.2
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14.294 11.425 14.919 4.4 30.6
 

Energy (residential)

 

Fuel oil #2 per gallon (3.785 liters)

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3.684 3.642 3.515 -4.6 -3.5
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3.648 3.598 3.471 -4.9 -3.5

Utility (piped) gas per therm

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0.999 1.058 1.033 3.4 -2.4
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1.128 1.072 1.043 -7.5 -2.7

Electricity per KWH

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0.132 0.141 0.136 3.0 -3.5
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0.159 0.166 0.164 3.1 -1.2

Gasoline, all types, per gallon/3.785 liters (3)

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3.434 3.463 3.241 -5.6 -6.4
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3.506 3.524 3.348 -4.5 -5.0

Gasoline, unleaded regular, per gallon/3.785 liters

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3.375 3.403 3.182 -5.7 -6.5
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3.446 3.461 3.282 -4.8 -5.2

Gasoline, unleaded midgrade, per gallon/3.785 liters

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3.544 3.605 3.389 -4.4 -6.0
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3.650 3.693 3.524 -3.5 -4.6

Gasoline, unleaded premium, per gallon/3.785 liters

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3.702 3.758 3.547 -4.2 -5.6
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3.804 3.835 3.669 -3.5 -4.3

Automotive diesel fuel, per gallon/3.785 liters

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3.888 3.801 3.676 -5.5 -3.3
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3.934 3.889 3.752 -4.6 -3.5

Footnotes
(1) Northeast region: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont.
(2) Deposit may be included in price.
(3) Also includes types of gasoline not shown separately.
 

Note: Index applies to a month as a whole, not to any specific date.