Average Prices

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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0.530 0.532 0.527 -0.6 -0.9
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0.516 0.539 0.531 2.9 -1.5

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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  0.766 0.764   -0.3

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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1.403 1.399 1.403 0.0 0.3

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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1.960 1.956 1.992 1.6 1.8

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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3.504 3.998 4.064 16.0 1.7

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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3.254 3.809 3.785 16.3 -0.6

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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4.847 5.948 5.725 18.1 -3.7

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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3.804 4.305 4.281 12.5 -0.6

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
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4.333 4.721 4.663 7.6 -1.2

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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4.154 5.183 5.191 25.0 0.2

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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4.365 5.030 5.223 19.7 3.8

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

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    5.178    
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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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4.611 5.218 5.265 14.2 0.9

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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4.972 5.468 5.627 13.2 2.9

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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5.056 5.661 5.525 9.3 -2.4

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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6.928 7.640 7.910 14.2 3.5

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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4.676 5.020 5.324 13.9 6.1

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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6.313 6.868 6.936 9.9 1.0

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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3.716 4.131 4.246 14.3 2.8

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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5.492 6.171 5.951 8.4 -3.6

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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3.699 4.257 4.264 15.3 0.2

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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3.966 4.586 4.523 14.0 -1.4

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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3.490 4.032 4.002 14.7 -0.7

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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3.999 4.253 4.399 10.0 3.4

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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2.736 2.982 3.101 13.3 4.0

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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2.369 2.887 2.928 23.6 1.4

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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1.332 1.428 1.418 6.5 -0.7

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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3.552 3.243 3.258 -8.3 0.5

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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1.606 1.606 1.625 1.2 1.2

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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1.965 2.136 2.094 6.6 -2.0
 

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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3.844 4.119 4.089 6.4 -0.7

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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  4.124 4.186   1.5

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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5.226 5.339 5.389 3.1 0.9

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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5.593 4.824 4.990 -10.8 3.4
 

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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1.471 1.324 1.345 -8.6 1.6

Bananas, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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0.602 0.607 0.606 0.7 -0.2
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0.569 0.563 0.561 -1.4 -0.4

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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1.257 1.216 1.308 4.1 7.6

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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0.998 1.044 1.126 12.8 7.9

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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2.186 2.546 2.232 2.1 -12.3

Lemons, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.597 1.867 2.078 30.1 11.3
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1.602 1.756 1.964 22.6 11.8

Peaches, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.600 2.238 1.971 23.2 -11.9
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1.622 2.277 1.757 8.3 -22.8

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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1.592 1.587 1.658 4.1 4.5

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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0.687 0.674 0.687 0.0 1.9

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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1.073 1.308 1.229 14.5 -6.0

Lettuce, romaine, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.543 1.790 1.756 13.8 -1.9
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1.783        

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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1.446 1.790 1.846 27.7 3.1

Broccoli, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.732 1.774 1.808 4.4 1.9
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1.759        

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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2.204 2.634 2.630 19.3 -0.2

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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1.329 1.375 1.371 3.2 -0.3
 

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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0.665 0.624 0.601 -9.6 -3.7

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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2.063        

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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4.462 4.624 4.439 -0.5 -4.0

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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1.245 1.370 1.219 -2.1 -11.0

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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7.622 10.369 9.418 23.6 -9.2
 

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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3.953 4.022 4.006 1.3 -0.4

Utility (piped) gas per therm

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1.025 1.088 1.093 6.6 0.5
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1.148 1.197 1.193 3.9 -0.3

Electricity per KWH

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0.137 0.143 0.143 4.4 0.0
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0.121 0.126 0.126 4.1 0.0

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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3.494 3.541 3.499 0.1 -1.2

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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3.427 3.478 3.436 0.3 -1.2

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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3.615 3.706 3.661 1.3 -1.2

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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3.783 3.865 3.826 1.1 -1.0

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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3.723 3.784 3.768 1.2 -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.

 

Last Modified Date: August 20, 2014