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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)

0.454   0.461 1.5            

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

0.761   0.748 -1.7            

Spaghetti and macaroni, per lb. (453.6 gm)

1.197 1.265 1.260 5.3 -0.4          

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

1.289 1.406 1.412 9.5 0.4 1.154   1.229 6.5  

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

1.941 2.070 2.075 6.9 0.2          

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

3.352 3.826 3.617 7.9 -5.5          

Meats, poultry, fish and eggs

Beef and veal

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

4.023 4.343 4.789 19.0 10.3          

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

3.822 4.052 4.461 16.7 10.1 3.705 4.083 4.559 23.0 11.7

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

5.486 5.708 6.101 11.2 6.9          

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

4.277 4.556 4.931 15.3 8.2 4.522 4.720 5.209 15.2 10.4

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)

5.476 5.786 7.049 28.7 21.8          

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

5.374 5.528 6.906 28.5 24.9          

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

                   

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

5.521 5.896 7.068 28.0 19.9 5.840 5.945 7.301 25.0 22.8

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

5.892 6.410 7.301 23.9 13.9 6.305 6.598 7.303 15.8 10.7

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)

8.662 8.600 9.480 9.4 10.2 8.001 9.162 10.518 31.5 14.8

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

  5.697 6.308   10.7          

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

7.798 7.951 8.957 14.9 12.7 7.830 8.118 9.285 18.6 14.4

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

4.905   5.691 16.0   5.187        

Pork

Bacon, sliced, per lb. (453.6 gm)

5.812 5.346 5.348 -8.0 0.0 5.929 5.585 5.625 -5.1 0.7

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

4.019 4.148 4.371 8.8 5.4          

Chops, boneless, per lb. (453.6 gm)

3.833 4.014 4.409 15.0 9.8 3.785   4.680 23.6  

All Pork Chops, per lb. (453.6 gm)

3.441 3.673 3.972 15.4 8.1 3.389   4.157 22.7  

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

                   

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

4.147   4.549 9.7            

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

3.095         2.884        

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

2.651   3.085 16.4   2.742        

Other meats

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

2.687                  

Poultry

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

1.479 1.571                

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

                   

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

3.092 3.158 3.348 8.3 6.0 3.485 3.458      

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

1.442 1.598 1.581 9.6 -1.1 1.328 1.393 1.434 8.0 2.9

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

1.560                  

Eggs

Eggs, grade A, large, per doz.

1.362 2.019 1.640 20.4 -18.8   2.383      

Dairy products

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

2.963 3.267 3.210 8.3 -1.7   3.639 3.610   -0.8

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

                   

American processed cheese, per lb. (453.6 gm)

3.869 3.981 4.097 5.9 2.9 4.685 5.228 5.337 13.9 2.1

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

5.327 5.453 5.558 4.3 1.9 5.852   6.714 14.7  

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

4.850 4.941 4.934 1.7 -0.1 4.699 4.919 4.861 3.4 -1.2

Fruits and vegetables

Fresh fruits and vegetables

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

                   

Bananas, per lb. (453.6 gm)

0.579 0.581 0.589 1.7 1.4 0.573        

Oranges, Navel, per lb. (453.6 gm)

1.331   1.209 -9.2   1.563        

Oranges, Valencia, per lb. (453.6 gm)

                   

Cherries, per lb. (453.6 gm)

                   

Grapefruit, per lb. (453.6 gm)

1.365         1.632        

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

3.123                  

Lemons, per lb. (453.6 gm)

2.167         2.370        

Peaches, per lb. (453.6 gm)

                   

Pears, Anjou, per lb. (453.6 gm)

1.635                  

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

1.972   2.174 10.2   2.000        

Potatoes, white, per lb. (453.6 gm)

0.772   0.855 10.8   0.793   0.732 -7.7  

Lettuce, iceberg, per lb. (453.6 gm)

1.108                  

Lettuce, romaine, per lb. (453.6 gm)

2.190                  

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

1.823   1.851 1.5            

Broccoli, per lb. (453.6 gm)

1.932                  

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)

2.313                  

Processed fruits and vegetables

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

2.454 2.398 2.375 -3.2 -1.0          

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

1.298                  

Other foods at home

Sugar and sweets

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

0.580 0.640 0.647 11.6 1.1          

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

0.563 0.607 0.622 10.5 2.5          

Fats and oils

Margarine, stick, per lb. (453.6 gm)

                   

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

1.579                  

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)

  4.396 4.466   1.6          

Other prepared foods

Potato chips, per 16 oz.

4.407 4.880 4.985 13.1 2.2 3.683 4.111 4.115 11.7 0.1

Alcoholic beverages at home

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

1.442 1.502 1.494 3.6 -0.5 1.396 1.520 1.517 8.7 -0.2

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

12.048 12.294 12.547 4.1 2.1 11.112 11.768 11.824 6.4 0.5

Energy (residential)

Fuel oil #2 per gallon (3.785 liters)

3.030 2.044 1.905 -37.1 -6.8 3.036 2.058 1.904 -37.3 -7.5

Utility (piped) gas per therm

1.035 1.028 1.037 0.2 0.9 1.160 1.148 1.105 -4.7 -3.7

Electricity per KWH

0.136 0.133 0.134 -1.5 0.8 0.165 0.165 0.166 0.6 0.6

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

2.963 1.946 1.946 -34.3 0.0 2.930 2.092 2.053 -29.9 -1.9

Gasoline, unleaded regular, per gallon/3.785 liters

2.901 1.876 1.879 -35.2 0.2 2.880 2.030 1.994 -30.8 -1.8

Gasoline, unleaded midgrade, per gallon/3.785 liters

3.220 2.224 2.222 -31.0 -0.1 3.159 2.415 2.349 -25.6 -2.7

Gasoline, unleaded premium, per gallon/3.785 liters

3.471 2.527 2.490 -28.3 -1.5 3.349 2.598 2.543 -24.1 -2.1

Automotive diesel fuel, per gallon/3.785 liters

3.189 2.605 2.515 -21.1 -3.5 3.203 2.754 2.697 -15.8 -2.1

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.