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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)

0.452 0.382 0.396 -12.4 3.7          

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

0.766 0.798 0.788 2.9 -1.3          

Spaghetti and macaroni, per lb. (453.6 gm)

1.220 1.077 1.067 -12.5 -0.9   1.432 1.482   3.5

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

1.503 1.580 1.526 1.5 -3.4 1.442 1.686 1.711 18.7 1.5

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

2.170 2.102 2.175 0.2 3.5          

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

3.848 3.981 3.815 -0.9 -4.2          

Meats, poultry, fish and eggs

Beef and veal

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

4.212 4.786 4.869 15.6 1.7          

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

4.008 4.504 4.719 17.7 4.8 4.247 4.398 4.653 9.6 5.8

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

5.758 6.146 6.371 10.6 3.7          

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

4.552 5.051 5.237 15.0 3.7 4.825 4.967 5.142 6.6 3.5

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)

5.749 7.457 7.397 28.7 -0.8          

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

5.614 6.276 6.330 12.8 0.9          

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

                   

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

5.841 7.133 7.127 22.0 -0.1 5.926 6.892 7.035 18.7 2.1

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

6.383 7.282 7.304 14.4 0.3 6.593 7.383 6.945 5.3 -5.9

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)

8.931 11.010 11.654 30.5 5.8 8.229 11.183 11.222 36.4 0.3

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

5.696 6.874 6.920 21.5 0.7          

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

8.154 9.912 10.209 25.2 3.0 8.378 9.742 9.559 14.1 -1.9

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

5.375 6.640 6.751 25.6 1.7 5.496 6.717 7.280 32.5 8.4

Pork

Bacon, sliced, per lb. (453.6 gm)

5.722 7.220 7.317 27.9 1.3 5.813 7.795 7.935 36.5 1.8

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

3.947 4.233 4.394 11.3 3.8          

Chops, boneless, per lb. (453.6 gm)

4.138 4.393 4.495 8.6 2.3 3.755 4.761 5.047 34.4 6.0

All Pork Chops, per lb. (453.6 gm)

3.632 4.051 4.147 14.2 2.4 3.361 4.118 4.184 24.5 1.6

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

                   

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

4.559 4.847 4.964 8.9 2.4   4.943 5.281   6.8

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

3.476 3.831 3.921 12.8 2.3   3.415 3.494   2.3

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

2.989 3.497 3.565 19.3 1.9 2.711 3.437 3.621 33.6 5.4

Other meats

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

                   

Poultry

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

1.580 1.504 1.523 -3.6 1.3     1.744    

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

                   

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

3.290 3.517 3.589 9.1 2.0 3.402 4.198 4.292 26.2 2.2

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

1.551 1.723 1.709 10.2 -0.8          

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

                   

Eggs

Eggs, grade A, large, per doz.

1.408 1.835 1.821 29.3 -0.8          

Dairy products

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

3.380 3.585 3.663 8.4 2.2   3.949 3.981   0.8

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

                   

American processed cheese, per lb. (453.6 gm)

4.233 4.019 3.987 -5.8 -0.8 5.298 4.381 4.532 -14.5 3.4

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

5.583 5.387 5.396 -3.3 0.2 6.389 5.788 5.918 -7.4 2.2

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

4.925 4.900 4.952 0.5 1.1 4.785 4.842 4.973 3.9 2.7

Fruits and vegetables

Fresh fruits and vegetables

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

                   

Bananas, per lb. (453.6 gm)

0.577 0.597 0.600 4.0 0.5          

Oranges, Navel, per lb. (453.6 gm)

    1.490              

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)

2.183 2.359                

Lemons, per lb. (453.6 gm)

    1.983              

Peaches, per lb. (453.6 gm)

                   

Pears, Anjou, per lb. (453.6 gm)

                   

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

2.745 2.454 2.687 -2.1 9.5          

Potatoes, white, per lb. (453.6 gm)

0.802 0.798 0.808 0.7 1.3 0.754 0.837 0.844 11.9 0.8

Lettuce, iceberg, per lb. (453.6 gm)

                   

Lettuce, romaine, per lb. (453.6 gm)

                   

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

1.911 1.828 1.892 -1.0 3.5          

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)

2.307 2.544 2.631 14.0 3.4          

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

1.410 1.445 1.460 3.5 1.0          

Other foods at home

Sugar and sweets

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

0.634 0.688 0.713 12.5 3.6          

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

0.603 0.652 0.666 10.4 2.1          

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)

4.522 4.733 4.800 6.1 1.4          

Other prepared foods

Potato chips, per 16 oz.

5.039 5.058 5.273 4.6 4.3 4.286 4.622 4.581 6.9 -0.9

Alcoholic beverages at home

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

1.492 1.549 1.551 4.0 0.1 1.560 1.700 1.691 8.4 -0.5

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

12.535 13.042 12.941 3.2 -0.8 12.528 13.349 13.352 6.6 0.0

Energy (residential)

Fuel oil #2 per gallon (3.785 liters)

2.139 2.999 3.422 60.0 14.1 2.164 3.000 3.467 60.2 15.6

Utility (piped) gas per therm

1.067 1.302 1.383 29.6 6.2 1.092 1.267 1.364 24.9 7.7

Electricity per KWH

0.135 0.144 0.142 5.2 -1.4 0.163 0.176 0.179 9.8 1.7

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

2.228 3.361 3.477 56.1 3.5 2.242 3.296 3.445 53.7 4.5

Gasoline, unleaded regular, per gallon/3.785 liters

2.159 3.265 3.385 56.8 3.7 2.183 3.223 3.374 54.6 4.7

Gasoline, unleaded midgrade, per gallon/3.785 liters

2.509 3.626 3.730 48.7 2.9 2.533 3.529 3.666 44.7 3.9

Gasoline, unleaded premium, per gallon/3.785 liters

2.782 3.945 4.040 45.2 2.4 2.730 3.755 3.891 42.5 3.6

Automotive diesel fuel, per gallon/3.785 liters

2.460 3.366 3.550 44.3 5.5 2.646 3.300 3.573 35.0 8.3

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.