Average Prices

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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0.530 0.532 0.527 -0.6 -0.9
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0.569 0.664 0.660 16.0 -0.6

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

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0.721 0.742 0.758 5.1 2.2
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Spaghetti and macaroni, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.314 1.267 1.324 0.8 4.5
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Bread, white, pan, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.434 1.400 1.413 -1.5 0.9
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1.472 1.447 1.434 -2.6 -0.9

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

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2.056 2.027 2.020 -1.8 -0.3
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Cookies, chocolate chip, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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3.630 3.324 3.456 -4.8 4.0
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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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3.423 3.907 3.917 14.4 0.3
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3.449 3.851 3.871 12.2 0.5

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

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3.459 3.880 3.884 12.3 0.1
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3.807 4.117 4.148 9.0 0.8

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

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4.801 5.484 5.408 12.6 -1.4
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All uncooked ground beef, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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3.790 4.237 4.224 11.5 -0.3
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4.002 4.386 4.347 8.6 -0.9

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

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4.250 4.715 4.720 11.1 0.1
         

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

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4.521 5.100 5.133 13.5 0.6
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4.878        

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

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4.674 5.004 5.187 11.0 3.7
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4.657 4.881 5.066 8.8 3.8

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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4.866 5.299 5.366 10.3 1.3
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5.056 5.508 5.604 10.8 1.7

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

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4.856 5.495 5.577 14.8 1.5
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4.836 5.738 5.656 17.0 -1.4

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

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4.953 5.539 5.434 9.7 -1.9
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Steak, sirloin, graded and ungraded, excluding USDA Prime and Choice, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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5.757        
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Steak, sirloin, USDA Choice, boneless, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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6.680 7.689 7.870 17.8 2.4
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7.502 8.592 9.382 25.1 9.2

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

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4.527 5.023 5.155 13.9 2.6
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4.452        

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

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6.425 6.974 7.001 9.0 0.4
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6.271 7.064 7.202 14.8 2.0

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

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4.096 4.245 4.337 5.9 2.2
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4.754 4.409 4.526 -4.8 2.7

Pork

 

Bacon, sliced, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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5.494 6.106 6.009 9.4 -1.6
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5.604 6.469 6.599 17.8 2.0

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

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3.637 4.165 4.270 17.4 2.5
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3.175 4.038 4.161 31.1 3.0

Chops, boneless, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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3.973 4.404 4.387 10.4 -0.4
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3.798 4.128 4.551 19.8 10.2

All Pork Chops, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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3.508 4.024 4.005 14.2 -0.5
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3.204 3.730 3.870 20.8 3.8

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

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    2.430    
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Ham, boneless, excluding canned, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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4.065 4.275 4.371 7.5 2.2
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4.236 4.775 4.387 3.6 -8.1

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

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2.837 3.020 3.125 10.2 3.5
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2.576 2.718 2.815 9.3 3.6

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

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2.533 3.054 3.102 22.5 1.6
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2.409 2.899 2.904 20.5 0.2

Other meats

 

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

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3.009 2.905 2.880 -4.3 -0.9
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Poultry

 

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

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1.484 1.503 1.495 0.7 -0.5
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1.689 1.653 1.631 -3.4 -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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3.550 3.504 3.444 -3.0 -1.7
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3.585 3.803 3.697 3.1 -2.8

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

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1.650 1.548 1.553 -5.9 0.3
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1.850        

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

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1.624 1.606 1.641 1.0 2.2
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Eggs

 

Eggs, grade A, large, per doz.

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1.833 1.948 1.950 6.4 0.1
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Dairy products

 

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

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3.449 3.626 3.645 5.7 0.5
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  3.902 3.923   0.5

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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4.092 4.412 4.426 8.2 0.3
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  5.041 5.017   -0.5

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

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5.434 5.560 5.560 2.3 0.0
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6.024 5.503 5.512 -8.5 0.2

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

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4.840 4.691 4.719 -2.5 0.6
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4.544 4.641 4.418 -2.8 -4.8
 

Fruits and vegetables

 

Fresh fruits and vegetables

 

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

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1.412 1.393 1.391 -1.5 -0.1
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Bananas, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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0.602 0.607 0.606 0.7 -0.2
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0.660 0.649 0.648 -1.8 -0.2

Oranges, Navel, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.287 1.299 1.390 8.0 7.0
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  1.363 1.508   10.6

Oranges, Valencia, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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Cherries, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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3.745        
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Grapefruit, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.089 1.075 1.128 3.6 4.9
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1.228 1.134 1.160 -5.5 2.3

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

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2.193 2.465 2.356 7.4 -4.4
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2.398 2.643 2.873 19.8 8.7

Lemons, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.597 1.867 2.078 30.1 11.3
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Peaches, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.600 2.238 1.971 23.2 -11.9
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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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1.691 1.838 1.868 10.5 1.6
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2.024 2.149 2.303 13.8 7.2

Potatoes, white, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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0.704 0.685 0.696 -1.1 1.6
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0.862 0.824 0.819 -5.0 -0.6

Lettuce, iceberg, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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0.930 1.121 1.108 19.1 -1.2
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Lettuce, romaine, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.543 1.790 1.756 13.8 -1.9
         

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

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1.430 1.675 1.633 14.2 -2.5
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  1.812 1.772   -2.2

Broccoli, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.732 1.774 1.808 4.4 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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2.330 2.594 2.718 16.7 4.8
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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 2.510 2.547 0.3 1.5
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Beans, dried, any type, all sizes, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.418 1.476 1.477 4.2 0.1
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Other foods at home

 

Sugar and sweets

 

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

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0.641 0.610 0.596 -7.0 -2.3
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0.693        

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

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0.652 0.627 0.604 -7.4 -3.7
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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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2.108 2.085 2.066 -2.0 -0.9
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Peanut butter, creamy, all sizes, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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2.736 2.474 2.401 -12.2 -3.0
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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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5.394 4.670 5.099 -5.5 9.2
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Other prepared foods

 

Potato chips, per 16 oz.

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4.688 4.350 4.308 -8.1 -1.0
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4.640 4.222 4.367 -5.9 3.4

Alcoholic beverages at home

 

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

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1.237 1.342 1.191 -3.7 -11.3
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1.234 1.354 1.197 -3.0 -11.6

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

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9.898 12.082 10.961 10.7 -9.3
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11.106 14.598 11.532 3.8 -21.0
 

Energy (residential)

 

Fuel oil #2 per gallon (3.785 liters)

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3.604 3.779 3.753 4.1 -0.7
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3.577 3.746 3.717 3.9 -0.8

Utility (piped) gas per therm

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1.025 1.088 1.093 6.6 0.5
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1.134 1.139 1.117 -1.5 -1.9

Electricity per KWH

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0.137 0.143 0.143 4.4 0.0
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0.166 0.171 0.172 3.6 0.6

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

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3.687 3.750 3.690 0.1 -1.6
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3.726 3.791 3.782 1.5 -0.2

Gasoline, unleaded regular, per gallon/3.785 liters

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3.628 3.695 3.633 0.1 -1.7
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3.670 3.736 3.725 1.5 -0.3

Gasoline, unleaded midgrade, per gallon/3.785 liters

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3.788 3.881 3.819 0.8 -1.6
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3.844 3.926 3.925 2.1 0.0

Gasoline, unleaded premium, per gallon/3.785 liters

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3.951 4.027 3.976 0.6 -1.3
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4.001 4.070 4.065 1.6 -0.1

Automotive diesel fuel, per gallon/3.785 liters

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3.863 3.919 3.896 0.9 -0.6
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3.924 4.085 4.046 3.1 -1.0

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.

 

Last Modified Date: August 20, 2014