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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Cereals and bakery products

 

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

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0.511 0.496 0.501 -2.0 1.0
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0.613        

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

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0.700 0.732 0.711 1.6 -2.9
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Spaghetti and macaroni, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.164 1.266 1.292 11.0 2.1
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Bread, white, pan, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.466 1.409 1.428 -2.6 1.3
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1.566 1.495 1.540 -1.7 3.0

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

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1.994 2.028 1.949 -2.3 -3.9
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  2.079 2.062   -0.8

Cookies, chocolate chip, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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3.498 3.413 3.316 -5.2 -2.8
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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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4.217 4.082 4.025 -4.6 -1.4
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4.190 4.180 4.138 -1.2 -1.0

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

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4.156 4.113 4.060 -2.3 -1.3
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4.219 4.208 4.143 -1.8 -1.5

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

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6.078 6.047 5.885 -3.2 -2.7
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  6.395 6.261   -2.1

All uncooked ground beef, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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4.598 4.551 4.485 -2.5 -1.5
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4.737 4.753 4.715 -0.5 -0.8

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

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5.368 5.009 4.783 -10.9 -4.5
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Chuck roast, USDA Choice, boneless, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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5.682 5.649 5.414 -4.7 -4.2
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5.943 5.772 5.440 -8.5 -5.8

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

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5.661 5.445 5.279 -6.7 -3.0
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5.673 5.115 5.220 -8.0 2.1

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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5.854 5.718 5.482 -6.4 -4.1
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6.075 5.688 5.636 -7.2 -0.9

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

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6.261 6.081 5.932 -5.3 -2.5
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6.155 6.146 6.106 -0.8 -0.7

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

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6.162 6.014 5.918 -4.0 -1.6
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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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8.147 8.724 8.287 1.7 -5.0
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9.139 8.658 8.345 -8.7 -3.6

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

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5.652 5.421 5.498 -2.7 1.4
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All Uncooked Beef Steaks, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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7.541 7.788 7.509 -0.4 -3.6
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7.712 8.175 7.910 2.6 -3.2

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

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4.757 4.541 4.505 -5.3 -0.8
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4.867 4.759 4.641 -4.6 -2.5

Pork

 

Bacon, sliced, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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5.531 5.847 5.734 3.7 -1.9
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5.870 6.400 6.506 10.8 1.7

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

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4.261 4.104 4.089 -4.0 -0.4
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4.128 4.314 4.347 5.3 0.8

Chops, boneless, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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4.534 4.153 4.223 -6.9 1.7
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4.442 3.716 4.055 -8.7 9.1

All Pork Chops, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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4.056 3.797 3.807 -6.1 0.3
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3.933 3.739 3.777 -4.0 1.0

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

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2.358        
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Ham, boneless, excluding canned, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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4.346 4.122 4.034 -7.2 -2.1
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4.513 4.838 4.752 5.3 -1.8

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

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3.217 3.015 2.901 -9.8 -3.8
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2.997 2.859 2.751 -8.2 -3.8

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

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3.019 2.778 2.716 -10.0 -2.2
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2.917 2.753 2.651 -9.1 -3.7

Other meats

 

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

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3.005 2.598 2.630 -12.5 1.2
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Poultry

 

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

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1.541 1.484 1.437 -6.7 -3.2
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1.883 1.784 1.733 -8.0 -2.9

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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3.482 3.350 3.282 -5.7 -2.0
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3.640 3.593 3.494 -4.0 -2.8

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

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1.609 1.605 1.573 -2.2 -2.0
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  1.757 1.668   -5.1

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

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1.331 1.424 1.448 8.8 1.7
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Eggs

 

Eggs, grade A, large, per doz.

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2.210 2.664 2.751 24.5 3.3
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Dairy products

 

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

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3.820 3.299 3.310 -13.4 0.3
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3.958        

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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4.713 4.333 4.345 -7.8 0.3
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4.969        

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

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5.438 5.433 5.328 -2.0 -1.9
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5.663        

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

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5.041 4.684 4.725 -6.3 0.9
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4.853 5.450 5.463 12.6 0.2
 

Fruits and vegetables

 

Fresh fruits and vegetables

 

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

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1.290 1.369 1.396 8.2 2.0
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Bananas, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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0.585 0.575 0.580 -0.9 0.9
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0.552 0.563 0.575 4.2 2.1

Oranges, Navel, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.246 1.329 1.229 -1.4 -7.5
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1.352 1.548 1.421 5.1 -8.2

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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1.095 1.091 1.085 -0.9 -0.5
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1.139 1.185 1.226 7.6 3.5

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

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2.959 2.424 2.833 -4.3 16.9
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3.201 2.761 3.354 4.8 21.5

Lemons, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.966 2.059 1.978 0.6 -3.9
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2.135 2.247 2.176 1.9 -3.2

Peaches, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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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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3.563   3.502 -1.7  
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3.950   3.886 -1.6  

Potatoes, white, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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0.636 0.633 0.637 0.2 0.6
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0.757 0.756 0.791 4.5 4.6

Lettuce, iceberg, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.107 1.361 1.480 33.7 8.7
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Lettuce, romaine, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.826 2.116 2.205 20.8 4.2
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Tomatoes, field grown, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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2.189 1.977 1.932 -11.7 -2.3
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2.608        

Broccoli, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.669 1.778 1.945 16.5 9.4
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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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2.616        
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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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2.651 2.715 2.733 3.1 0.7
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Beans, dried, any type, all sizes, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.476 1.514 1.511 2.4 -0.2
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Other foods at home

 

Sugar and sweets

 

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

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0.614 0.641 0.642 4.6 0.2
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Sugar, white, 33-80 oz. pkg, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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0.583 0.628 0.630 8.1 0.3
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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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1.963 1.810 1.856 -5.5 2.5
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Peanut butter, creamy, all sizes, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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2.699 2.698 2.680 -0.7 -0.7
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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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4.590 4.412 4.486 -2.3 1.7
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Other prepared foods

 

Potato chips, per 16 oz.

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4.270 4.490 4.413 3.3 -1.7
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4.612 4.595 4.615 0.1 0.4

Alcoholic beverages at home

 

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

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1.349 1.345 1.347 -0.1 0.1
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1.486 1.366 1.369 -7.9 0.2

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

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14.420 12.389 12.179 -15.5 -1.7
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14.749 13.182 13.079 -11.3 -0.8
 

Energy (residential)

 

Fuel oil #2 per gallon (3.785 liters)

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3.138 2.302 2.114 -32.6 -8.2
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3.118 2.270 2.089 -33.0 -8.0

Utility (piped) gas per therm

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1.060 0.903 0.892 -15.8 -1.2
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1.119 0.982 0.944 -15.6 -3.9

Electricity per KWH

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0.135 0.134 0.133 -1.5 -0.7
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0.168 0.166 0.165 -1.8 -0.6

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

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2.618 2.249 2.125 -18.8 -5.5
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2.816 2.265 2.190 -22.2 -3.3

Gasoline, unleaded regular, per gallon/3.785 liters

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2.560 2.185 2.060 -19.5 -5.7
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2.749 2.202 2.129 -22.6 -3.3

Gasoline, unleaded midgrade, per gallon/3.785 liters

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2.781 2.453 2.318 -16.6 -5.5
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3.061 2.498 2.424 -20.8 -3.0

Gasoline, unleaded premium, per gallon/3.785 liters

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2.940 2.640 2.532 -13.9 -4.1
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3.179 2.681 2.605 -18.1 -2.8

Automotive diesel fuel, per gallon/3.785 liters

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3.406 2.493 2.378 -30.2 -4.6
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3.506 2.597 2.507 -28.5 -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.