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Average Retail Food and Energy Prices, U.S. City Average and Northeast Region

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)

0.450 0.386 0.388 -13.8 0.5          

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

0.789 0.844 0.820 3.9 -2.8          

Spaghetti and macaroni, per lb. (453.6 gm)

1.313 1.093 1.092 -16.8 -0.1   1.612 1.632   1.2

Bread, white, pan, per lb. (453.6 gm)

1.538 1.547 1.532 -0.4 -1.0 1.571        

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

2.203 2.094 2.099 -4.7 0.2          

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

3.793 3.999 4.089 7.8 2.3          

Meats, poultry, fish and eggs

Beef and veal

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

4.202 4.810 4.792 14.0 -0.4          

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

3.951 4.716 4.604 16.5 -2.4 4.174 4.657 4.572 9.5 -1.8

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

5.715 6.270 6.315 10.5 0.7          

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

4.555 5.261 5.174 13.6 -1.7 4.841 5.151 5.043 4.2 -2.1

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

                   

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

6.008 7.272 6.922 15.2 -4.8          

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

5.302 6.426 6.234 17.6 -3.0          

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

                   

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

5.868 7.161 6.948 18.4 -3.0 5.946 7.425 7.143 20.1 -3.8

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

6.339 7.404 7.342 15.8 -0.8 6.116 7.209 7.444 21.7 3.3

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

                   

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

                   

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

8.980 11.508 11.055 23.1 -3.9 8.745 11.117 10.680 22.1 -3.9

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

5.870 7.159 7.363 25.4 2.8          

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

8.085 10.228 9.933 22.9 -2.9 8.102 9.723 9.714 19.9 -0.1

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

5.552 7.011 7.011 26.3 0.0 5.810 7.352 7.386 27.1 0.5

Pork

Bacon, sliced, per lb. (453.6 gm)

5.831 7.265 7.211 23.7 -0.7 6.037 7.862 7.947 31.6 1.1

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

4.248 4.356 4.357 2.6 0.0          

Chops, boneless, per lb. (453.6 gm)

4.134 4.430 4.409 6.7 -0.5 4.014 4.631 4.772 18.9 3.0

All Pork Chops, per lb. (453.6 gm)

3.741 4.072 4.023 7.5 -1.2 3.681 4.059 4.180 13.6 3.0

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

                   

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

4.469 4.937 4.827 8.0 -2.2 5.410 5.462 5.200 -3.9 -4.8

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

3.261 3.853 3.707 13.7 -3.8 3.026 3.671 3.528 16.6 -3.9

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

2.991 3.665 3.494 16.8 -4.7 3.002 3.639 3.535 17.8 -2.9

Other meats

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

                   

Poultry

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

1.621 1.583 1.606 -0.9 1.5   1.874 1.874   0.0

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

                   

Chicken breast, boneless, per lb. (453.6 gm)

3.293 3.618 3.725 13.1 3.0 3.617 4.441 4.309 19.1 -3.0

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

1.543 1.733 1.729 12.1 -0.2          

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

                   

Eggs

Eggs, grade A, large, per doz.

1.481 1.718 1.788 20.7 4.1   1.914 1.986   3.8

Dairy products

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

3.535 3.671 3.743 5.9 2.0 4.119 3.998 4.084 -0.8 2.2

Butter, salted, grade AA, stick, per lb. (453.6 gm)

                   

American processed cheese, per lb. (453.6 gm)

4.200 3.948 3.894 -7.3 -1.4 5.305 4.786 4.821 -9.1 0.7

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

5.540 5.326 5.257 -5.1 -1.3 6.166 5.555 5.767 -6.5 3.8

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

4.927 4.770 4.766 -3.3 -0.1 4.849 5.005 4.899 1.0 -2.1

Fruits and vegetables

Fresh fruits and vegetables

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

                   

Bananas, per lb. (453.6 gm)

0.572 0.619 0.622 8.7 0.5          

Oranges, Navel, per lb. (453.6 gm)

1.329 1.440 1.448 9.0 0.6          

Oranges, Valencia, per lb. (453.6 gm)

                   

Cherries, per lb. (453.6 gm)

                   

Grapefruit, per lb. (453.6 gm)

                   

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

2.204                  

Lemons, per lb. (453.6 gm)

1.896   2.014 6.2            

Peaches, per lb. (453.6 gm)

                   

Pears, Anjou, per lb. (453.6 gm)

                   

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

3.290 3.079                

Potatoes, white, per lb. (453.6 gm)

0.749 0.767 0.778 3.9 1.4 0.714 0.890 0.910 27.5 2.2

Lettuce, iceberg, per lb. (453.6 gm)

                   

Lettuce, romaine, per lb. (453.6 gm)

    3.269              

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

1.893 1.924 1.906 0.7 -0.9   2.066      

Broccoli, per lb. (453.6 gm)

                   

Cabbage, per lb. (453.6 gm)

                   

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

                   

Celery, per lb. (453.6 gm)

                   

Peppers, sweet, per lb. (453.6 gm)

                   

Processed fruits and vegetables

Orange juice, frozen concentrate, 12 oz. can, per 16 oz. (473.2 ml)

2.333 2.651 2.654 13.8 0.1          

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

1.404 1.474 1.504 7.1 2.0          

Other foods at home

Sugar and sweets

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

0.674 0.687 0.691 2.5 0.6          

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

0.642 0.628 0.633 -1.4 0.8          

Fats and oils

Margarine, stick, per lb. (453.6 gm)

                   

Margarine, soft, tubs, per lb. (453.6 gm)

                   

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

                   

Nonalcoholic beverages

Cola, nondiet, per 2 liters (67.6 oz)(2)

                   

Coffee, 100%, ground roast, all sizes, per lb. (453.6 gm)

4.520 4.816 4.965 9.8 3.1          

Other prepared foods

Potato chips, per 16 oz.

5.077 5.246 5.150 1.4 -1.8 4.433 4.542 4.473 0.9 -1.5

Alcoholic beverages at home

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

1.506 1.570 1.566 4.0 -0.3 1.591 1.728 1.698 6.7 -1.7

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

12.861 13.348 13.194 2.6 -1.2 12.422 15.276 14.180 14.2 -7.2

Energy (residential)

Fuel oil #2 per gallon (3.785 liters)

2.419 3.512 3.443 42.3 -2.0 2.450 3.546 3.475 41.8 -2.0

Utility (piped) gas per therm

1.114 1.401 1.402 25.9 0.1 1.187 1.401 1.442 21.5 2.9

Electricity per KWH

0.136 0.142 0.142 4.4 0.0 0.166 0.179 0.180 8.4 0.6

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

2.235 3.576 3.505 56.8 -2.0 2.301 3.578 3.550 54.3 -0.8

Gasoline, unleaded regular, per gallon/3.785 liters

2.168 3.482 3.408 57.2 -2.1 2.241 3.506 3.476 55.1 -0.9

Gasoline, unleaded midgrade, per gallon/3.785 liters

2.514 3.834 3.779 50.3 -1.4 2.597 3.800 3.787 45.8 -0.3

Gasoline, unleaded premium, per gallon/3.785 liters

2.778 4.148 4.100 47.6 -1.2 2.789 4.028 4.010 43.8 -0.4

Automotive diesel fuel, per gallon/3.785 liters

2.543 3.695 3.661 44.0 -0.9 2.682 3.686 3.687 37.5 0.0

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.