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)

0.464 0.454 0.450 -3.0 -0.9          

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

0.705 0.798 0.793 12.5 -0.6          

Spaghetti and macaroni, per lb. (453.6 gm)

1.227 1.198 1.215 -1.0 1.4          

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

1.302 1.281 1.275 -2.1 -0.5 1.203 1.188 1.194 -0.7 0.5

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

1.936 1.951 1.940 0.2 -0.6          

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

3.351 3.468 3.496 4.3 0.8          

Meats, poultry, fish and eggs

Beef and veal

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

3.738 4.001 4.019 7.5 0.4          

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

3.792 3.800 3.819 0.7 0.5 3.604 3.576 3.753 4.1 4.9

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

5.381 5.462 5.444 1.2 -0.3          

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

4.155 4.258 4.249 2.3 -0.2 4.382 4.415 4.482 2.3 1.5

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)

5.399 5.479 5.279 -2.2 -3.7          

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

5.152 5.458 5.305 3.0 -2.8          

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

                   

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

5.506 5.609 5.471 -0.6 -2.5 5.842 5.977 5.776 -1.1 -3.4

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

5.807 5.977 5.834 0.5 -2.4 6.099 6.575 6.071 -0.5 -7.7

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

5.956                  

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)

8.561 8.284 8.134 -5.0 -1.8 8.050 8.057 7.608 -5.5 -5.6

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

  5.575 5.614   0.7          

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

7.724 7.716 7.652 -0.9 -0.8 7.814 7.927 7.778 -0.5 -1.9

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

4.789 4.998 5.000 4.4 0.0 5.327 5.487 5.459 2.5 -0.5

Pork

Bacon, sliced, per lb. (453.6 gm)

5.577 5.701 5.576 0.0 -2.2 5.664 5.685 5.635 -0.5 -0.9

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

3.843 4.041 3.982 3.6 -1.5          

Chops, boneless, per lb. (453.6 gm)

3.830 3.830 3.784 -1.2 -1.2   4.029 3.933   -2.4

All Pork Chops, per lb. (453.6 gm)

3.338 3.411 3.379 1.2 -0.9 3.374 3.654 3.556 5.4 -2.7

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

                   

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

4.184 4.239 4.454 6.5 5.1 4.406 5.335      

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

3.194 3.238 3.320 3.9 2.5 2.965 3.166 3.001 1.2 -5.2

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

2.605 2.722 2.687 3.1 -1.3 2.784 2.879 2.903 4.3 0.8

Other meats

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

2.718 2.719 2.777 2.2 2.1          

Poultry

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

1.511 1.562 1.514 0.2 -3.1 1.692   1.782 5.3  

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

                   

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

2.939 2.975 2.960 0.7 -0.5 3.452 3.274 3.177 -8.0 -3.0

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

1.439 1.412 1.414 -1.7 0.1   1.295      

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

1.567 1.531 1.562 -0.3 2.0          

Eggs

Eggs, grade A, large, per doz.

1.622 1.243 1.219 -24.8 -1.9 2.177        

Dairy products

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

2.871 3.031 3.045 6.1 0.5          

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

                   

American processed cheese, per lb. (453.6 gm)

3.946 3.772 3.873 -1.8 2.7 4.544 4.215 4.459 -1.9 5.8

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

5.118 5.349 5.367 4.9 0.3 5.644 6.133 6.107 8.2 -0.4

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

4.662 4.674 4.682 0.4 0.2 4.529 4.555 4.194 -7.4 -7.9

Fruits and vegetables

Fresh fruits and vegetables

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

                   

Bananas, per lb. (453.6 gm)

0.569 0.569 0.578 1.6 1.6 0.582 0.545 0.566 -2.7 3.9

Oranges, Navel, per lb. (453.6 gm)

1.559 1.411 1.442 -7.5 2.2 1.785 1.561 1.642 -8.0 5.2

Oranges, Valencia, per lb. (453.6 gm)

                   

Cherries, per lb. (453.6 gm)

  3.229                

Grapefruit, per lb. (453.6 gm)

1.422 1.389 1.353 -4.9 -2.6 1.658 1.625 1.670 0.7 2.8

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

2.282 2.150 2.023 -11.3 -5.9          

Lemons, per lb. (453.6 gm)

2.463 2.041 2.030 -17.6 -0.5 2.429 2.092 2.123 -12.6 1.5

Peaches, per lb. (453.6 gm)

2.060 2.143 1.943 -5.7 -9.3 2.572 2.484 2.268 -11.8 -8.7

Pears, Anjou, per lb. (453.6 gm)

  1.552                

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

2.004 2.111 2.010 0.3 -4.8 2.219 2.296 2.160 -2.7 -5.9

Potatoes, white, per lb. (453.6 gm)

0.768 0.780 0.786 2.3 0.8 0.749 0.761 0.727 -2.9 -4.5

Lettuce, iceberg, per lb. (453.6 gm)

0.913 1.207 1.143 25.2 -5.3          

Lettuce, romaine, per lb. (453.6 gm)

2.043 2.207 2.162 5.8 -2.0          

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

1.737 1.799 1.864 7.3 3.6          

Broccoli, per lb. (453.6 gm)

1.849 1.911 1.969 6.5 3.0          

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)

2.328 2.420 2.371 1.8 -2.0          

Processed fruits and vegetables

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

2.440 2.404 2.416 -1.0 0.5          

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

1.355 1.345 1.329 -1.9 -1.2          

Other foods at home

Sugar and sweets

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

0.628 0.589 0.589 -6.2 0.0          

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

  0.575 0.576   0.2          

Fats and oils

Margarine, stick, per lb. (453.6 gm)

                   

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

1.655 1.686 1.649 -0.4 -2.2          

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)

                   

Other prepared foods

Potato chips, per 16 oz.

4.446 4.377 4.382 -1.4 0.1 3.816 3.770 3.654 -4.2 -3.1

Alcoholic beverages at home

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

1.387 1.437 1.429 3.0 -0.6 1.394 1.396 1.399 0.4 0.2

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

12.289 11.995 12.148 -1.1 1.3 11.087 11.145 11.124 0.3 -0.2

Energy (residential)

Fuel oil #2 per gallon (3.785 liters)

3.229 2.932 2.870 -11.1 -2.1 3.255 2.947 2.892 -11.2 -1.9

Utility (piped) gas per therm

1.055 1.029 1.034 -2.0 0.5 1.113 1.133 1.135 2.0 0.2

Electricity per KWH

0.139 0.140 0.139 0.0 -0.7 0.167 0.164 0.163 -2.4 -0.6

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

2.919 2.836 2.716 -7.0 -4.2 2.961 2.819 2.726 -7.9 -3.3

Gasoline, unleaded regular, per gallon/3.785 liters

2.862 2.776 2.655 -7.2 -4.4 2.912 2.767 2.672 -8.2 -3.4

Gasoline, unleaded midgrade, per gallon/3.785 liters

3.153 3.111 2.995 -5.0 -3.7 3.198 3.060 2.982 -6.8 -2.5

Gasoline, unleaded premium, per gallon/3.785 liters

3.384 3.327 3.222 -4.8 -3.2 3.374 3.253 3.177 -5.8 -2.3

Automotive diesel fuel, per gallon/3.785 liters

3.211 3.078 3.030 -5.6 -1.6 3.257 3.126 3.096 -4.9 -1.0

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.