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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0.499 0.555 0.551 10.4 -0.7
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0.472 0.535 0.527 11.7 -1.5

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

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0.714 0.732 0.733 2.7 0.1
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0.783 0.740 0.740 -5.5 0.0

Spaghetti and macaroni, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.323 1.265 1.307 -1.2 3.3
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Bread, white, pan, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.412 1.388 1.359 -3.8 -2.1
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1.417 1.384 1.346 -5.0 -2.7

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

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2.024 2.068 2.064 2.0 -0.2
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1.895 1.920 1.962 3.5 2.2

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

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3.774 3.329 3.424 -9.3 2.9
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3.475        
 

Meats, poultry, fish and eggs

 

Beef and veal

 

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

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3.417 3.733 3.745 9.6 0.3
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3.442 3.709 3.851 11.9 3.8

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

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3.332 3.555 3.698 11.0 4.0
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3.073 3.445 3.613 17.6 4.9

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

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4.873 5.189 5.273 8.2 1.6
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4.912 5.274 5.476 11.5 3.8

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

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3.839 4.038 4.134 7.7 2.4
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3.775 4.047 4.183 10.8 3.4

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

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4.154 4.648 4.807 15.7 3.4
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3.965 4.465 4.827 21.7 8.1

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

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4.747 4.940 4.944 4.1 0.1
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4.533 4.952 5.157 13.8 4.1

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

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4.605 5.046 4.983 8.2 -1.2
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4.502 5.104 5.083 12.9 -0.4

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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4.748 5.221 5.231 10.2 0.2
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4.448 5.104 5.316 19.5 4.2

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

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4.961 5.284 5.295 6.7 0.2
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5.201 5.324 5.409 4.0 1.6

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

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4.985 5.244 5.363 7.6 2.3
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4.826 5.409 5.526 14.5 2.2

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

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5.473        
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4.550        

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

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6.928 6.966 7.046 1.7 1.1
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6.817 6.679 6.760 -0.8 1.2

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

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4.686 4.930 5.057 7.9 2.6
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4.732 5.133 5.424 14.6 5.7

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

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6.267 6.556 6.726 7.3 2.6
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5.907 6.560 6.711 13.6 2.3

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

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3.891 4.278 4.337 11.5 1.4
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3.541 3.763 3.959 11.8 5.2

Pork

 

Bacon, sliced, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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4.909 5.461 5.552 13.1 1.7
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4.565 5.445 5.445 19.3 0.0

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

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3.651 3.669 4.095 12.2 11.6
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3.577 3.881 4.079 14.0 5.1

Chops, boneless, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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3.957 4.097 4.089 3.3 -0.2
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3.915 4.329 4.031 3.0 -6.9

All Pork Chops, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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3.530 3.659 3.824 8.3 4.5
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3.307 3.752 3.712 12.2 -1.1

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

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2.360 2.358 2.331 -1.2 -1.1
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Ham, boneless, excluding canned, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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3.740 4.110 4.208 12.5 2.4
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3.576 4.229 4.151 16.1 -1.8

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

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2.777 2.825 2.934 5.7 3.9
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2.790 2.955 2.957 6.0 0.1

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

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2.494 2.607 2.704 8.4 3.7
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2.217 2.419 2.449 10.5 1.2

Other meats

 

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

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2.938 3.106 3.055 4.0 -1.6
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2.751 3.583 3.496 27.1 -2.4

Poultry

 

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

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1.471 1.504 1.544 5.0 2.7
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1.329 1.450 1.426 7.3 -1.7

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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3.226 3.384 3.468 7.5 2.5
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2.945 3.539 3.389 15.1 -4.2

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

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1.525 1.579 1.554 1.9 -1.6
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1.290 1.612 1.642 27.3 1.9

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

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1.593 1.699 1.733 8.8 2.0
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1.522 1.622 1.647 8.2 1.5

Eggs

 

Eggs, grade A, large, per doz.

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1.925 1.998 2.061 7.1 3.2
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  2.144 2.256   5.2
 

Dairy products

 

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

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3.431 3.561 3.669 6.9 3.0
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3.682 4.010 4.079 10.8 1.7

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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4.207 4.286 4.460 6.0 4.1
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3.830        

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

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5.736 5.543 5.579 -2.7 0.6
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5.811 5.105 5.235 -9.9 2.5

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

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5.089 4.979 4.842 -4.9 -2.8
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5.630 5.652 5.218 -7.3 -7.7
 

Fruits and vegetables

 

Fresh fruits and vegetables

 

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

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1.393 1.309 1.330 -4.5 1.6
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1.486 1.289 1.324 -10.9 2.7

Bananas, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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0.609 0.599 0.597 -2.0 -0.3
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0.570 0.556 0.553 -3.0 -0.5

Oranges, Navel, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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0.988 1.146 1.212 22.7 5.8
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1.005 1.212 1.229 22.3 1.4

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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0.960 1.002 1.022 6.5 2.0
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0.803 0.920 0.926 15.3 0.7

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

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2.413 2.872 2.694 11.6 -6.2
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2.317 2.966 2.751 18.7 -7.2

Lemons, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.402 1.667 1.710 22.0 2.6
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1.451 1.606 1.586 9.3 -1.2

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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1.991 2.112 1.771 -11.0 -16.1
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1.762 1.882 1.681 -4.6 -10.7

Potatoes, white, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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0.611 0.684 0.678 11.0 -0.9
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0.639 0.699 0.685 7.2 -2.0

Lettuce, iceberg, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.195 0.919 0.926 -22.5 0.8
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1.262 1.148 1.247 -1.2 8.6

Lettuce, romaine, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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2.072 1.510 1.565 -24.5 3.6
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2.180 1.872 2.021 -7.3 8.0

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

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1.493 1.672 1.632 9.3 -2.4
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1.672 1.695 1.777 6.3 4.8

Broccoli, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.886 1.774 1.784 -5.4 0.6
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1.771        

Cabbage, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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Carrots, short trimmed and topped, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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  0.757 0.762   0.7
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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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2.117 2.523 2.469 16.6 -2.1
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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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2.484 2.430 2.457 -1.1 1.1
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2.275 2.197 2.193 -3.6 -0.2

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

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1.408 1.487 1.480 5.1 -0.5
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1.346 1.383 1.389 3.2 0.4
 

Other foods at home

 

Sugar and sweets

 

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

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0.650 0.615 0.604 -7.1 -1.8
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0.701 0.636 0.616 -12.1 -3.1

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

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0.655 0.632 0.621 -5.2 -1.7
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0.674 0.630 0.613 -9.1 -2.7

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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2.138 2.089 2.109 -1.4 1.0
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1.950        

Peanut butter, creamy, all sizes, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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2.775 2.722 2.707 -2.5 -0.6
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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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6.014 5.002 5.005 -16.8 0.1
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Other prepared foods

 

Potato chips, per 16 oz.

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4.970 4.411 4.538 -8.7 2.9
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4.803 4.612 4.709 -2.0 2.1

Alcoholic beverages at home

 

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

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1.266 1.333 1.247 -1.5 -6.5
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1.241 1.391 1.239 -0.2 -10.9

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

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9.933 12.152 10.747 8.2 -11.6
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7.594 10.436 8.602 13.3 -17.6
 

Energy (residential)

 

Fuel oil #2 per gallon (3.785 liters)

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3.879 4.072 3.952 1.9 -2.9
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4.270 4.253 4.201 -1.6 -1.2

Utility (piped) gas per therm

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0.994 1.078 1.154 16.1 7.1
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1.093 1.181 1.215 11.2 2.9

Electricity per KWH

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0.128 0.134 0.135 5.5 0.7
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0.110 0.116 0.117 6.4 0.9

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

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3.792 3.422 3.590 -5.3 4.9
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3.655 3.271 3.394 -7.1 3.8

Gasoline, unleaded regular, per gallon/3.785 liters

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3.735 3.364 3.532 -5.4 5.0
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3.589 3.203 3.327 -7.3 3.9

Gasoline, unleaded midgrade, per gallon/3.785 liters

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3.884 3.528 3.700 -4.7 4.9
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3.770 3.409 3.532 -6.3 3.6

Gasoline, unleaded premium, per gallon/3.785 liters

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4.038 3.694 3.858 -4.5 4.4
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3.930 3.581 3.702 -5.8 3.4

Automotive diesel fuel, per gallon/3.785 liters

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4.085 3.947 3.993 -2.3 1.2
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3.989 3.793 3.847 -3.6 1.4

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: April 15, 2014