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

Average retail food and energy prices, U.S. city average and South region
Item and unit U.S. city average
 
South region (1)
 
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2014
Feb.
2015
Mar.
2015
Mar.
2014
Feb.
2015
Mar.
2014
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2015
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2015
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2014
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2015

Cereals and bakery products

 

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

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0.551 0.525 0.518 -6.0 -1.3
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0.527 0.533 0.530 0.6 -0.6

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

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0.733 0.689 0.670 -8.6 -2.8
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0.740 0.690 0.700 -5.4 1.4

Spaghetti and macaroni, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.307 1.319 1.392 6.5 5.5
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  1.321 1.344   1.7

Bread, white, pan, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.359 1.435 1.440 6.0 0.3
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1.346 1.449 1.451 7.8 0.1

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

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2.064 2.024 2.042 -1.1 0.9
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1.962 2.098 2.146 9.4 2.3

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

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3.424 3.477 3.486 1.8 0.3
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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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3.745 4.403 4.364 16.5 -0.9
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3.851 4.516 4.419 14.7 -2.1

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

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3.698 4.238 4.200 13.6 -0.9
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3.613 4.275 4.140 14.6 -3.2

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

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5.273 6.184 6.099 15.7 -1.4
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5.476 6.390 6.075 10.9 -4.9

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

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4.134 4.708 4.677 13.1 -0.7
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4.183 4.819 4.727 13.0 -1.9

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

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4.807 5.310 5.362 11.5 1.0
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4.827 5.227 5.322 10.3 1.8

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

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4.944 5.546 5.563 12.5 0.3
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5.157 5.594 5.770 11.9 3.1

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

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4.983 5.657 5.736 15.1 1.4
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5.083 5.499 5.675 11.6 3.2

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

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  5.803 5.634   -2.9

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

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5.231 5.844 5.872 12.3 0.5
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5.316 5.630 5.750 8.2 2.1

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

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5.295 6.180 6.209 17.3 0.5
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5.409 6.275 6.376 17.9 1.6

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

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5.363 6.024 6.085 13.5 1.0
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5.526 6.216 6.339 14.7 2.0

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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7.046 8.194 8.372 18.8 2.2
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6.760 7.805 8.138 20.4 4.3

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

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5.057 5.552 5.595 10.6 0.8
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5.424 5.505 5.757 6.1 4.6

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

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6.726 7.569 7.661 13.9 1.2
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6.711 7.451 7.615 13.5 2.2

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

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4.337 4.684 4.709 8.6 0.5
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3.959 4.507 4.538 14.6 0.7

Pork

 

Bacon, sliced, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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5.552 5.472 5.367 -3.3 -1.9
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5.445 5.678 5.626 3.3 -0.9

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

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4.095 4.138 4.224 3.2 2.1
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4.079 4.160 4.329 6.1 4.1

Chops, boneless, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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4.089 4.468 4.196 2.6 -6.1
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4.031 4.534 4.254 5.5 -6.2

All Pork Chops, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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3.824 3.962 3.867 1.1 -2.4
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3.712 3.800 3.757 1.2 -1.1

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

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2.331 2.484 2.373 1.8 -4.5
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Ham, boneless, excluding canned, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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4.208 4.428 4.314 2.5 -2.6
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4.151 4.526 4.414 6.3 -2.5

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

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2.934 3.221 3.176 8.2 -1.4
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2.957 3.314 3.296 11.5 -0.5

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

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2.704 2.928 2.904 7.4 -0.8
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2.449 2.749 2.757 12.6 0.3

Other meats

 

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

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3.055 3.038 2.956 -3.2 -2.7
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Poultry

 

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

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1.544 1.550 1.545 0.1 -0.3
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1.426 1.489 1.469 3.0 -1.3

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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3.468 3.511 3.522 1.6 0.3
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3.389 3.225 3.202 -5.5 -0.7

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

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1.554 1.581 1.588 2.2 0.4
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1.642 1.729 1.765 7.5 2.1

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

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1.733 1.480 1.503 -13.3 1.6
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1.647   1.491 -9.5  

Eggs

 

Eggs, grade A, large, per doz.

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2.061 2.088 2.133 3.5 2.2
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2.256 2.262 2.218 -1.7 -1.9
 

Dairy products

 

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

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3.669 3.496 3.463 -5.6 -0.9
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4.079 3.944 3.872 -5.1 -1.8

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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4.460 4.598 4.558 2.2 -0.9
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  4.035 3.956   -2.0

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

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5.579 5.480 5.384 -3.5 -1.8
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5.235 5.347 5.183 -1.0 -3.1

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

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4.842 4.955 4.889 1.0 -1.3
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5.218 5.058 5.009 -4.0 -1.0
 

Fruits and vegetables

 

Fresh fruits and vegetables

 

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

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1.330 1.350 1.265 -4.9 -6.3
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1.324 1.289 1.238 -6.5 -4.0

Bananas, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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0.597 0.591 0.593 -0.7 0.3
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0.553 0.570 0.570 3.1 0.0

Oranges, Navel, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.212 1.185 1.201 -0.9 1.4
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1.229 1.137 1.195 -2.8 5.1

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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1.022 1.026 0.970 -5.1 -5.5
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0.926 1.038 1.032 11.4 -0.6

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

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2.694 3.006 2.653 -1.5 -11.7
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2.751 3.034 2.691 -2.2 -11.3

Lemons, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.710 1.868 1.664 -2.7 -10.9
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1.586 1.726 1.700 7.2 -1.5

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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1.771 2.090 1.664 -6.0 -20.4
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1.681 1.849 1.465 -12.8 -20.8

Potatoes, white, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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0.678 0.646 0.639 -5.8 -1.1
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0.685 0.652 0.650 -5.1 -0.3

Lettuce, iceberg, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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0.926 1.138 1.050 13.4 -7.7
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1.247 1.271 1.137 -8.8 -10.5

Lettuce, romaine, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.565 2.195 2.007 28.2 -8.6
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2.021        

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

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1.632 1.849 1.819 11.5 -1.6
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1.777 1.751 1.859 4.6 6.2

Broccoli, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.784 1.842 1.704 -4.5 -7.5
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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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0.762        
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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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2.469 2.196 2.355 -4.6 7.2
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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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2.457 2.734 2.678 9.0 -2.0
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2.193 2.801 2.786 27.0 -0.5

Beans, dried, any type, all sizes, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.480 1.484 1.472 -0.5 -0.8
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1.389 1.442 1.423 2.4 -1.3
 

Other foods at home

 

Sugar and sweets

 

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

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0.604 0.659 0.660 9.3 0.2
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0.616 0.683 0.695 12.8 1.8

Sugar, white, 33-80 oz. pkg, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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0.621 0.649 0.653 5.2 0.6
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0.613        

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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2.109 1.972 1.975 -6.4 0.2
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Peanut butter, creamy, all sizes, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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2.707 2.623 2.617 -3.3 -0.2
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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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5.005 4.910 4.827 -3.6 -1.7
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Other prepared foods

 

Potato chips, per 16 oz.

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4.538 4.298 4.400 -3.0 2.4
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4.709 4.628 4.707 0.0 1.7

Alcoholic beverages at home

 

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

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1.247 1.287 1.318 5.7 2.4
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1.239 1.305 1.314 6.1 0.7

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

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10.747 12.370 12.370 15.1 0.0
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8.602 9.730 9.845 14.5 1.2
 

Energy (residential)

 

Fuel oil #2 per gallon (3.785 liters)

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3.952 2.864 3.019 -23.6 5.4
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4.201 3.105 2.953 -29.7 -4.9

Utility (piped) gas per therm

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1.154 1.007 0.985 -14.6 -2.2
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1.215 1.098 1.059 -12.8 -3.6

Electricity per KWH

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0.135 0.138 0.136 0.7 -1.4
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0.117 0.117 0.116 -0.9 -0.9

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

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3.590 2.308 2.544 -29.1 10.2
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3.394 2.162 2.317 -31.7 7.2

Gasoline, unleaded regular, per gallon/3.785 liters

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3.532 2.249 2.483 -29.7 10.4
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3.327 2.102 2.260 -32.1 7.5

Gasoline, unleaded midgrade, per gallon/3.785 liters

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3.700 2.477 2.720 -26.5 9.8
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3.532 2.343 2.485 -29.6 6.1

Gasoline, unleaded premium, per gallon/3.785 liters

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3.858 2.621 2.867 -25.7 9.4
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3.702 2.516 2.660 -28.1 5.7

Automotive diesel fuel, per gallon/3.785 liters

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3.993 2.875 2.933 -26.5 2.0
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3.847 2.765 2.775 -27.9 0.4

Footnotes
(1) South region: Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia.
(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.