Average Prices

Average retail food and energy prices, U.S. city average and West region
Item and unit U.S. city average
West 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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0.501 0.473 0.462 -7.8 -2.3

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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0.766 0.692 0.709 -7.4 2.5

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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1.272 1.248 1.222 -3.9 -2.1

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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1.461 1.491 1.480 1.3 -0.7

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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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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3.618 4.280 4.397 21.5 2.7

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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5.353 5.514 5.836 9.0 5.8

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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3.912 4.445 4.590 17.3 3.3

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
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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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4.651 5.434 5.382 15.7 -1.0

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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5.296        

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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5.273 6.004 5.906 12.0 -1.6

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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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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6.699 7.776 7.912 18.1 1.7

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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4.602        

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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7.009 7.636 7.732 10.3 1.3

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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3.976 4.718 4.952 24.5 5.0

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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5.914 6.229 6.151 4.0 -1.3

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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3.871 4.989 5.080 31.2 1.8

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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3.796 4.141 4.113 8.4 -0.7

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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3.581 4.258 4.350 21.5 2.2

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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4.279 4.678 4.844 13.2 3.5

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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3.423 3.776 3.896 13.8 3.2

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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2.942 3.521 3.658 24.3 3.9

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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1.608 1.694 1.683 4.7 -0.6

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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3.773 3.466 3.389 -10.2 -2.2

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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1.622        

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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3.220 3.362 3.387 5.2 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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4.137 4.482 4.450 7.6 -0.7
         

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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4.819 5.415 5.449 13.1 0.6

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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4.763 4.987 5.460 14.6 9.5
 

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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1.198 1.241 1.287 7.4 3.7

Bananas, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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0.601 0.608 0.606 0.8 -0.3
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0.656 0.681 0.680 3.7 -0.1

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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1.178 1.546 1.511 28.3 -2.3

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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1.064 1.193 1.248 17.3 4.6

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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1.788 2.193 2.276 27.3 3.8

Lemons, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.726 2.327 2.355 36.4 1.2
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1.581 2.360 2.484 57.1 5.3

Peaches, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.616 1.799 1.760 8.9 -2.2
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1.716 1.994 1.959 14.2 -1.8

Pears, Anjou, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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Strawberries, dry pint, per 12 oz. (340.2 gm)

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2.132 1.968 2.578 20.9 31.0
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2.032 2.026 2.579 26.9 27.3

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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0.847 0.667 0.658 -22.3 -1.3

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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0.851        

Lettuce, romaine, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.559 1.710 1.658 6.4 -3.0
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1.564 1.623 1.644 5.1 1.3

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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1.815 1.555 1.606 -11.5 3.3

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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1.392 1.369 1.376 -1.1 0.5
 

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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0.572 0.613 0.673 17.7 9.8

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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2.452 2.165 2.159 -11.9 -0.3

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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4.633 4.418 4.145 -10.5 -6.2

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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1.371 1.398 1.188 -13.3 -15.0

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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10.054 13.015 11.619 15.6 -10.7
 

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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3.961 3.813 3.969 0.2 4.1

Utility (piped) gas per therm

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1.000 1.060 1.058 5.8 -0.2
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1.123 1.250 1.292 15.0 3.4

Electricity per KWH

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0.137 0.143 0.141 2.9 -1.4
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0.156 0.161 0.160 2.6 -0.6

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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3.825 3.812 3.700 -3.3 -2.9

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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3.777 3.767 3.655 -3.2 -3.0

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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3.924 3.920 3.812 -2.9 -2.8

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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3.995 3.993 3.882 -2.8 -2.8

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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4.127 3.993 3.989 -3.3 -0.1

Footnotes
(1) West region: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.
(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