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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0.522 0.531 0.513 -1.7 -3.4
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0.558 0.679 0.612 9.7 -9.9

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

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0.741 0.737 0.746 0.7 1.2
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Spaghetti and macaroni, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.300 1.375 1.350 3.8 -1.8
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Bread, white, pan, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.419 1.396 1.405 -1.0 0.6
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1.397 1.438 1.423 1.9 -1.0

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

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2.011 2.072 2.065 2.7 -0.3
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Cookies, chocolate chip, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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3.599 3.375 3.333 -7.4 -1.2
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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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3.445 4.024 4.201 21.9 4.4
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3.365 3.939 3.940 17.1 0.0

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

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3.502 4.013 4.096 17.0 2.1
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3.799 4.237 4.304 13.3 1.6

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

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4.780 5.623 5.828 21.9 3.6
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All uncooked ground beef, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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3.823 4.357 4.504 17.8 3.4
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4.017 4.453 4.563 13.6 2.5

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

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4.216 5.024 5.184 23.0 3.2
         

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

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4.542 5.472 5.519 21.5 0.9
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Round roast, USDA Choice, boneless, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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4.661 5.505 5.584 19.8 1.4
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4.430 5.282 5.496 24.1 4.1

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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4.833 5.711 5.738 18.7 0.5
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4.937 5.905 6.037 22.3 2.2

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

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4.874 5.826 6.026 23.6 3.4
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4.921 5.836 5.994 21.8 2.7

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

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4.879 5.868 5.950 22.0 1.4
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Steak, sirloin, graded and ungraded, excluding USDA Prime and Choice, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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5.679        
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Steak, sirloin, USDA Choice, boneless, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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6.808 8.250 8.233 20.9 -0.2
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7.723 9.541 9.572 23.9 0.3

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

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4.428 5.328 5.449 23.1 2.3
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All Uncooked Beef Steaks, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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6.399 7.363 7.397 15.6 0.5
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6.334 7.430 7.494 18.3 0.9

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

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3.967 4.471 4.612 16.3 3.2
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4.700 4.543 4.753 1.1 4.6

Pork

 

Bacon, sliced, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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5.680 6.068 5.953 4.8 -1.9
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5.784 6.421 6.369 10.1 -0.8

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

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3.801 4.353 4.414 16.1 1.4
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3.520 4.382 4.384 24.5 0.0

Chops, boneless, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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3.990 4.527 4.500 12.8 -0.6
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3.868 4.638 4.633 19.8 -0.1

All Pork Chops, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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3.609 4.172 4.173 15.6 0.0
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3.431 4.064 4.065 18.5 0.0

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

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2.492 2.595 2.857 14.6 10.1
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Ham, boneless, excluding canned, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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4.175 4.503 4.629 10.9 2.8
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4.364 4.541 4.633 6.2 2.0

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

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2.921 3.281 3.389 16.0 3.3
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2.665 3.089 3.297 23.7 6.7

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

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2.501 3.141 3.148 25.9 0.2
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2.306 3.039 2.974 29.0 -2.1

Other meats

 

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

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3.141 2.939 3.084 -1.8 4.9
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Poultry

 

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

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1.528 1.572 1.543 1.0 -1.8
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1.681 1.774 1.724 2.6 -2.8

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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3.608 3.476 3.481 -3.5 0.1
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3.519 3.771 3.647 3.6 -3.3

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

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1.658 1.564 1.575 -5.0 0.7
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1.851        

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

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1.819 1.604 1.584 -12.9 -1.2
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Eggs

 

Eggs, grade A, large, per doz.

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1.897 1.979 1.970 3.8 -0.5
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Dairy products

 

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

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3.428 3.673 3.732 8.9 1.6
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  3.900 3.951   1.3

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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4.137 4.482 4.450 7.6 -0.7
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  5.096 5.093   -0.1

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

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5.433 5.580 5.565 2.4 -0.3
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6.287 5.466 5.480 -12.8 0.3

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

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4.795 4.751 4.987 4.0 5.0
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4.772 4.578 4.962 4.0 8.4
 

Fruits and vegetables

 

Fresh fruits and vegetables

 

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

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1.406 1.404 1.403 -0.2 -0.1
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Bananas, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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0.601 0.608 0.606 0.8 -0.3
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0.667 0.642 0.624 -6.4 -2.8

Oranges, Navel, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.334 1.467 1.486 11.4 1.3
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1.564 1.553 1.529 -2.2 -1.5

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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1.128 1.156 1.224 8.5 5.9
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1.236 1.146 1.241 0.4 8.3

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

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1.847 2.132 2.173 17.7 1.9
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1.975 2.312 2.274 15.1 -1.6

Lemons, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.726 2.327 2.355 36.4 1.2
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Peaches, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.616 1.799 1.760 8.9 -2.2
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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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2.132 1.968 2.578 20.9 31.0
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2.542 2.286 3.100 22.0 35.6

Potatoes, white, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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0.746 0.689 0.671 -10.1 -2.6
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0.814 0.792 0.783 -3.8 -1.1

Lettuce, iceberg, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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0.980 1.111 1.139 16.2 2.5
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Lettuce, romaine, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.559 1.710 1.658 6.4 -3.0
         

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

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1.566 1.544 1.546 -1.3 0.1
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  1.553 1.427   -8.1

Broccoli, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.802 1.664 1.820 1.0 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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2.347 2.606 2.320 -1.2 -11.0
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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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2.518 2.547 2.566 1.9 0.7
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Beans, dried, any type, all sizes, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.424 1.472 1.496 5.1 1.6
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Other foods at home

 

Sugar and sweets

 

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

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0.633 0.599 0.608 -3.9 1.5
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0.676        

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

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0.650 0.609 0.610 -6.2 0.2
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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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2.105 2.077 2.066 -1.9 -0.5
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Peanut butter, creamy, all sizes, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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2.670 2.421 2.550 -4.5 5.3
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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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5.091 5.167 5.215 2.4 0.9
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Other prepared foods

 

Potato chips, per 16 oz.

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4.528 4.437 4.357 -3.8 -1.8
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4.382 4.269 4.209 -3.9 -1.4

Alcoholic beverages at home

 

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

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1.236 1.345 1.189 -3.8 -11.6
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1.239 1.374 1.203 -2.9 -12.4

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

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9.891 12.402 10.757 8.8 -13.3
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10.943 15.193 11.425 4.4 -24.8
 

Energy (residential)

 

Fuel oil #2 per gallon (3.785 liters)

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3.694 3.705 3.642 -1.4 -1.7
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3.657 3.669 3.598 -1.6 -1.9

Utility (piped) gas per therm

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1.000 1.060 1.058 5.8 -0.2
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1.119 1.091 1.072 -4.2 -1.7

Electricity per KWH

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0.137 0.143 0.141 2.9 -1.4
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0.167 0.170 0.166 -0.6 -2.4

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

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3.616 3.540 3.463 -4.2 -2.2
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3.712 3.621 3.524 -5.1 -2.7

Gasoline, unleaded regular, per gallon/3.785 liters

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3.556 3.481 3.403 -4.3 -2.2
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3.652 3.559 3.461 -5.2 -2.8

Gasoline, unleaded midgrade, per gallon/3.785 liters

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3.722 3.678 3.605 -3.1 -2.0
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3.845 3.786 3.693 -4.0 -2.5

Gasoline, unleaded premium, per gallon/3.785 liters

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3.881 3.835 3.758 -3.2 -2.0
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4.000 3.924 3.835 -4.1 -2.3

Automotive diesel fuel, per gallon/3.785 liters

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3.955 3.840 3.801 -3.9 -1.0
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4.000 3.949 3.889 -2.8 -1.5

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.

 

Last Modified Date: October 22, 2014