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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)

0.442 0.440 0.436 -1.4 -0.9          

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

0.733 0.779 0.772 5.3 -0.9          

Spaghetti and macaroni, per lb. (453.6 gm)

1.238 1.324 1.341 8.3 1.3          

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

1.374 1.537 1.526 11.1 -0.7 1.186 1.636 1.577 33.0 -3.6

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

1.994 2.203 2.196 10.1 -0.3          

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

3.633 3.800 3.964 9.1 4.3          

Meats, poultry, fish and eggs

Beef and veal

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

4.108 4.252 4.377 6.5 2.9          

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

3.881 3.987 4.042 4.1 1.4 3.994 4.149 4.288 7.4 3.4

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

5.635 5.611 5.780 2.6 3.0          

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

4.355 4.556 4.648 6.7 2.0 4.466 4.772 4.881 9.3 2.3

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)

5.382 5.991 6.088 13.1 1.6          

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

5.175 5.582 5.625 8.7 0.8          

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

                   

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

5.535 6.063 6.229 12.5 2.7 5.765 5.933 6.249 8.4 5.3

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

6.091 6.443 6.412 5.3 -0.5 6.096 6.312 5.990 -1.7 -5.1

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)

8.265 9.079 9.134 10.5 0.6 8.748 8.611 8.800 0.6 2.2

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

5.730 5.782 5.762 0.6 -0.3          

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

7.676 8.281 8.383 9.2 1.2 7.718 8.166 8.078 4.7 -1.1

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

5.079 5.664 5.570 9.7 -1.7 5.456 5.915 5.644 3.4 -4.6

Pork

Bacon, sliced, per lb. (453.6 gm)

5.257 5.778 5.852 11.3 1.3 5.252 6.306 6.367 21.2 1.0

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

3.907 3.963 4.067 4.1 2.6          

Chops, boneless, per lb. (453.6 gm)

3.791 4.137 4.253 12.2 2.8 4.128 4.336 4.225 2.3 -2.6

All Pork Chops, per lb. (453.6 gm)

3.415 3.676 3.765 10.2 2.4 3.816 3.790 3.760 -1.5 -0.8

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

                   

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

4.464 4.921 4.790 7.3 -2.7   5.428 4.765   -12.2

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

3.376 3.683 3.511 4.0 -4.7 2.874 3.363 2.945 2.5 -12.4

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

2.762 3.001 2.997 8.5 -0.1 2.593 2.946 2.963 14.3 0.6

Other meats

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

                   

Poultry

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

1.400 1.583 1.543 10.2 -2.5          

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

                   

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

2.956 3.239 3.291 11.3 1.6 3.318 3.613 3.691 11.2 2.2

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

1.538 1.553 1.569 2.0 1.0 1.389        

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

                   

Eggs

Eggs, grade A, large, per doz.

1.525 1.597 1.625 6.6 1.8 1.900        

Dairy products

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

3.248 3.368 3.348 3.1 -0.6 3.590 3.931 3.912 9.0 -0.5

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

                   

American processed cheese, per lb. (453.6 gm)

3.907 4.162 4.145 6.1 -0.4 5.090 5.235 5.282 3.8 0.9

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

5.329 5.600 5.682 6.6 1.5 6.194 6.232 6.194 0.0 -0.6

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

4.918 4.937 4.949 0.6 0.2 4.547 4.665 4.683 3.0 0.4

Fruits and vegetables

Fresh fruits and vegetables

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

                   

Bananas, per lb. (453.6 gm)

0.576 0.590 0.594 3.1 0.7 0.552        

Oranges, Navel, per lb. (453.6 gm)

1.174 1.321 1.266 7.8 -4.2          

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)

2.519 2.503 2.602 3.3 4.0          

Lemons, per lb. (453.6 gm)

                   

Peaches, per lb. (453.6 gm)

                   

Pears, Anjou, per lb. (453.6 gm)

                   

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

2.367 2.893 2.700 14.1 -6.7 2.374        

Potatoes, white, per lb. (453.6 gm)

  0.762 0.786   3.1   0.733 0.766   4.5

Lettuce, iceberg, per lb. (453.6 gm)

                   

Lettuce, romaine, per lb. (453.6 gm)

                   

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

  1.838 1.768   -3.8          

Broccoli, per lb. (453.6 gm)

1.971                  

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)

2.437                  

Processed fruits and vegetables

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

2.277 2.359 2.285 0.4 -3.1          

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

1.488 1.448 1.459 -1.9 0.8          

Other foods at home

Sugar and sweets

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

0.621 0.680 0.675 8.7 -0.7          

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

0.597 0.654 0.648 8.5 -0.9          

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)

4.334 4.673 4.671 7.8 0.0          

Other prepared foods

Potato chips, per 16 oz.

4.630 5.046 5.043 8.9 -0.1   4.234 4.275   1.0

Alcoholic beverages at home

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

1.472 1.498 1.498 1.8 0.0 1.508 1.549 1.535 1.8 -0.9

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

12.346 13.115 13.276 7.5 1.2 11.922 12.588 12.463 4.5 -1.0

Energy (residential)

Fuel oil #2 per gallon (3.785 liters)

2.405 2.790 2.873 19.5 3.0 2.415 2.826 2.903 20.2 2.7

Utility (piped) gas per therm

1.034 1.124 1.144 10.6 1.8 1.159 1.196 1.199 3.5 0.3

Electricity per KWH

0.134 0.137 0.138 3.0 0.7 0.165 0.170 0.166 0.6 -2.4

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

2.334 2.559 2.856 22.4 11.6 2.374 2.632 2.867 20.8 8.9

Gasoline, unleaded regular, per gallon/3.785 liters

2.267 2.496 2.791 23.1 11.8 2.316 2.577 2.812 21.4 9.1

Gasoline, unleaded midgrade, per gallon/3.785 liters

2.606 2.825 3.112 19.4 10.2 2.668 2.892 3.119 16.9 7.8

Gasoline, unleaded premium, per gallon/3.785 liters

2.893 3.073 3.386 17.0 10.2 2.853 3.087 3.322 16.4 7.6

Automotive diesel fuel, per gallon/3.785 liters

2.818 2.802 3.076 9.2 9.8 2.898 2.913 3.106 7.2 6.6

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.