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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Cereals and bakery products

 

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

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0.517 0.501 0.515 -0.4 2.8
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0.492 0.499 0.505 2.6 1.2

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

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0.729 0.723 0.717 -1.6 -0.8
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0.745        

Spaghetti and macaroni, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.294 1.266 1.245 -3.8 -1.7
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  1.264 1.285   1.7

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

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1.382 1.414 1.420 2.7 0.4
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1.379 1.373 1.393 1.0 1.5

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

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2.045 2.001 1.921 -6.1 -4.0
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1.995 1.984 2.004 0.5 1.0

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

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3.781 3.295 3.641 -3.7 10.5
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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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3.610 4.294 4.260 18.0 -0.8
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3.626 4.372 4.235 16.8 -3.1

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

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3.477 4.154 4.201 20.8 1.1
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3.352 4.049 4.080 21.7 0.8

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

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5.022 5.972 6.043 20.3 1.2
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5.186 6.237 6.224 20.0 -0.2

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

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3.887 4.565 4.593 18.2 0.6
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3.863 4.582 4.583 18.6 0.0

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

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4.214 5.237 5.253 24.7 0.3
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4.327 5.108 5.082 17.4 -0.5

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

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4.739 5.443 5.526 16.6 1.5
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4.704 5.517 5.457 16.0 -1.1

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

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4.609 5.552 5.623 22.0 1.3
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4.668 5.577 5.747 23.1 3.0

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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4.887 5.686 5.776 18.2 1.6
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4.788 5.582 5.593 16.8 0.2

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

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4.822 6.068 6.157 27.7 1.5
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4.670 6.103 6.335 35.7 3.8

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

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4.908 6.015 5.941 21.0 -1.2
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4.973 6.054 6.140 23.5 1.4

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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6.803 8.103 8.277 21.7 2.1
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6.974 7.854 8.040 15.3 2.4

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

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4.603 5.456 5.546 20.5 1.6
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4.609 5.388 5.770 25.2 7.1

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

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6.326 7.404 7.473 18.1 0.9
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6.254 7.282 7.447 19.1 2.3

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

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4.132 4.699 4.679 13.2 -0.4
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3.498 4.572 4.494 28.5 -1.7

Pork

 

Bacon, sliced, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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5.615 5.759 5.574 -0.7 -3.2
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5.787 5.740 5.593 -3.4 -2.6

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

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3.823 4.308 4.389 14.8 1.9
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3.985 4.343 4.562 14.5 5.0

Chops, boneless, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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3.947 4.605 4.522 14.6 -1.8
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4.013 4.757 4.486 11.8 -5.7

All Pork Chops, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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3.681 4.174 4.100 11.4 -1.8
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3.681 4.168 4.060 10.3 -2.6

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

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2.301 2.796 2.687 16.8 -3.9
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Ham, boneless, excluding canned, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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4.097 4.639 4.479 9.3 -3.4
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4.080 4.550 4.578 12.2 0.6

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

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2.805 3.433 3.331 18.8 -3.0
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2.846 3.381 3.380 18.8 0.0

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

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2.610 3.120 3.076 17.9 -1.4
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2.426 2.931 2.891 19.2 -1.4

Other meats

 

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

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3.021 2.977 2.974 -1.6 -0.1
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Poultry

 

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

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1.518 1.549 1.533 1.0 -1.0
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1.463 1.479 1.445 -1.2 -2.3

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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3.450 3.486 3.527 2.2 1.2
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3.444 3.312 3.365 -2.3 1.6

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

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1.578 1.620 1.629 3.2 0.6
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1.662 1.701 1.732 4.2 1.8

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

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1.721 1.667 1.425 -17.2 -14.5
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Eggs

 

Eggs, grade A, large, per doz.

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1.925 1.951 2.032 5.6 4.2
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2.090 2.030 2.076 -0.7 2.3
 

Dairy products

 

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

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3.491 3.766 3.858 10.5 2.4
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3.913 4.243 4.192 7.1 -1.2

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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4.317 4.487 4.870 12.8 8.5
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  4.046 4.085   1.0

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

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5.391 5.568 5.419 0.5 -2.7
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5.107 5.192 5.346 4.7 3.0

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

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4.885 4.884 4.863 -0.5 -0.4
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5.181 4.759 4.941 -4.6 3.8
 

Fruits and vegetables

 

Fresh fruits and vegetables

 

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

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1.362 1.364 1.333 -2.1 -2.3
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1.395 1.205 1.185 -15.1 -1.7

Bananas, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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0.587 0.582 0.592 0.9 1.7
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0.556 0.566 0.570 2.5 0.7

Oranges, Navel, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.201 1.508 1.352 12.6 -10.3
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1.222 1.438 1.288 5.4 -10.4

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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1.124 1.370 1.157 2.9 -15.5
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0.990 1.331 1.165 17.7 -12.5

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

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2.412 2.429 2.568 6.5 5.7
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2.226 2.351 2.404 8.0 2.3

Lemons, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.675 2.327 2.067 23.4 -11.2
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1.526 1.949 1.851 21.3 -5.0

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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2.500 2.677 2.846 13.8 6.3
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2.341 2.347 2.559 9.3 9.0

Potatoes, white, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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0.675 0.669 0.641 -5.0 -4.2
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0.660 0.666 0.621 -5.9 -6.8

Lettuce, iceberg, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.066 1.125 1.264 18.6 12.4
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1.251 1.335 1.402 12.1 5.0

Lettuce, romaine, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.772 1.753 1.936 9.3 10.4
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Tomatoes, field grown, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.700 1.695 1.948 14.6 14.9
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1.761 1.596 1.766 0.3 10.7

Broccoli, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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2.049 1.786 1.732 -15.5 -3.0
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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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0.766        
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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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2.644 2.373 2.350 -11.1 -1.0
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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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2.443 2.605 2.646 8.3 1.6
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2.196 2.629 2.724 24.0 3.6

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

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1.460 1.459 1.464 0.3 0.3
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1.369 1.441 1.424 4.0 -1.2
 

Other foods at home

 

Sugar and sweets

 

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

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0.615 0.616 0.612 -0.5 -0.6
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0.640 0.653 0.650 1.6 -0.5

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

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0.614 0.592 0.582 -5.2 -1.7
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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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2.086 2.060 1.935 -7.2 -6.1
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Peanut butter, creamy, all sizes, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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2.707 2.606 2.739 1.2 5.1
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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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5.040 5.032 4.713 -6.5 -6.3
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Other prepared foods

 

Potato chips, per 16 oz.

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4.601 4.328 4.247 -7.7 -1.9
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4.675 4.594 4.593 -1.8 0.0

Alcoholic beverages at home

 

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

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1.239 1.336 1.235 -0.3 -7.6
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1.231 1.367 1.256 2.0 -8.1

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

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10.511 12.283 10.694 1.7 -12.9
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8.284 10.804 9.142 10.4 -15.4
 

Energy (residential)

 

Fuel oil #2 per gallon (3.785 liters)

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3.683 3.515 3.384 -8.1 -3.7
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4.029 3.784 3.508 -12.9 -7.3

Utility (piped) gas per therm

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0.999 1.033 1.035 3.6 0.2
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1.126 1.154 1.144 1.6 -0.9

Electricity per KWH

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0.130 0.136 0.134 3.1 -1.5
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0.113 0.119 0.116 2.7 -2.5

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

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3.310 3.241 2.945 -11.0 -9.1
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3.176 3.078 2.786 -12.3 -9.5

Gasoline, unleaded regular, per gallon/3.785 liters

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3.251 3.182 2.887 -11.2 -9.3
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3.108 3.011 2.727 -12.3 -9.4

Gasoline, unleaded midgrade, per gallon/3.785 liters

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3.417 3.389 3.114 -8.9 -8.1
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3.317 3.249 2.965 -10.6 -8.7

Gasoline, unleaded premium, per gallon/3.785 liters

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3.585 3.547 3.262 -9.0 -8.0
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3.483 3.431 3.149 -9.6 -8.2

Automotive diesel fuel, per gallon/3.785 liters

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3.833 3.676 3.615 -5.7 -1.7
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3.720 3.555 3.427 -7.9 -3.6

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.