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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)

0.429 0.445 0.450 4.9 1.1          

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

0.714 0.791 0.789 10.5 -0.3          

Spaghetti and macaroni, per lb. (453.6 gm)

1.189 1.262 1.313 10.4 4.0          

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

1.363 1.515 1.538 12.8 1.5 1.206 1.475 1.571 30.3 6.5

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

1.964 2.207 2.203 12.2 -0.2          

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

3.584 3.767 3.793 5.8 0.7          

Meats, poultry, fish and eggs

Beef and veal

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

4.066 4.330 4.202 3.3 -3.0          

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

3.862 4.027 3.951 2.3 -1.9 3.719 4.222 4.174 12.2 -1.1

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

5.518 5.672 5.715 3.6 0.8          

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

4.300 4.596 4.555 5.9 -0.9 4.376 4.836 4.841 10.6 0.1

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)

5.646 5.960 6.008 6.4 0.8          

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

5.069 5.522 5.302 4.6 -4.0          

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

                   

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

5.537 5.883 5.868 6.0 -0.3 5.573 5.724 5.946 6.7 3.9

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

5.977 6.449 6.339 6.1 -1.7 6.192 6.367 6.116 -1.2 -3.9

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)

8.481 8.876 8.980 5.9 1.2 8.422 8.047 8.745 3.8 8.7

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

5.751 5.729 5.870 2.1 2.5          

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

7.709 8.081 8.085 4.9 0.0 7.735 8.175 8.102 4.7 -0.9

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

5.053 5.482 5.552 9.9 1.3 5.349 5.562 5.810 8.6 4.5

Pork

Bacon, sliced, per lb. (453.6 gm)

5.474 5.754 5.831 6.5 1.3 5.857 5.869 6.037 3.1 2.9

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

3.772 4.054 4.248 12.6 4.8          

Chops, boneless, per lb. (453.6 gm)

3.805 4.289 4.134 8.6 -3.6 3.663 4.443 4.014 9.6 -9.7

All Pork Chops, per lb. (453.6 gm)

3.391 3.737 3.741 10.3 0.1 3.381 3.646 3.681 8.9 1.0

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

                   

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

4.070 4.550 4.469 9.8 -1.8     5.410    

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

3.035 3.344 3.261 7.4 -2.5 2.707 2.963 3.026 11.8 2.1

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

2.761 2.974 2.991 8.3 0.6 2.554 2.799 3.002 17.5 7.3

Other meats

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

                   

Poultry

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

1.450 1.639 1.621 11.8 -1.1          

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

                   

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

3.113 3.412 3.293 5.8 -3.5 3.262 3.557 3.617 10.9 1.7

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

1.505 1.550 1.543 2.5 -0.5 1.302        

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

1.389                  

Eggs

Eggs, grade A, large, per doz.

1.535 1.450 1.481 -3.5 2.1 2.012        

Dairy products

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

3.188 3.425 3.535 10.9 3.2 3.613   4.119 14.0  

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

                   

American processed cheese, per lb. (453.6 gm)

3.909 4.132 4.200 7.4 1.6 5.084 5.229 5.305 4.3 1.5

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

5.302 5.589 5.540 4.5 -0.9 6.211 6.199 6.166 -0.7 -0.5

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

4.740 4.846 4.927 3.9 1.7 4.697 4.806 4.849 3.2 0.9

Fruits and vegetables

Fresh fruits and vegetables

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

                   

Bananas, per lb. (453.6 gm)

0.573 0.578 0.572 -0.2 -1.0 0.552        

Oranges, Navel, per lb. (453.6 gm)

1.327   1.329 0.2   1.434        

Oranges, Valencia, per lb. (453.6 gm)

                   

Cherries, per lb. (453.6 gm)

                   

Grapefruit, per lb. (453.6 gm)

1.254         1.242        

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

2.386 2.229 2.204 -7.6 -1.1          

Lemons, per lb. (453.6 gm)

1.995   1.896 -5.0   1.936        

Peaches, per lb. (453.6 gm)

                   

Pears, Anjou, per lb. (453.6 gm)

                   

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

3.096 2.934 3.290 6.3 12.1 2.980        

Potatoes, white, per lb. (453.6 gm)

0.780 0.756 0.749 -4.0 -0.9 0.725 0.709 0.714 -1.5 0.7

Lettuce, iceberg, per lb. (453.6 gm)

1.304                  

Lettuce, romaine, per lb. (453.6 gm)

2.176                  

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

1.954 1.935 1.893 -3.1 -2.2          

Broccoli, per lb. (453.6 gm)

1.854                  

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)

2.501                  

Processed fruits and vegetables

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

2.336 2.285 2.333 -0.1 2.1          

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

1.402 1.391 1.404 0.1 0.9          

Other foods at home

Sugar and sweets

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

0.589 0.660 0.674 14.4 2.1          

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

0.558 0.624 0.642 15.1 2.9          

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)

4.053 4.485 4.520 11.5 0.8          

Other prepared foods

Potato chips, per 16 oz.

4.532 5.085 5.077 12.0 -0.2 3.830 4.494 4.433 15.7 -1.4

Alcoholic beverages at home

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

1.422 1.509 1.506 5.9 -0.2 1.404 1.597 1.591 13.3 -0.4

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

12.044 12.784 12.861 6.8 0.6 11.409 12.837 12.422 8.9 -3.2

Energy (residential)

Fuel oil #2 per gallon (3.785 liters)

3.035 2.208 2.419 -20.3 9.6 3.076 2.219 2.450 -20.4 10.4

Utility (piped) gas per therm

1.057 1.104 1.114 5.4 0.9 1.187 1.167 1.187 0.0 1.7

Electricity per KWH

0.133 0.136 0.136 2.3 0.0 0.163 0.164 0.166 1.8 1.2

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

2.652 2.159 2.235 -15.7 3.5 2.627 2.212 2.301 -12.4 4.0

Gasoline, unleaded regular, per gallon/3.785 liters

2.587 2.090 2.168 -16.2 3.7 2.572 2.152 2.241 -12.9 4.1

Gasoline, unleaded midgrade, per gallon/3.785 liters

2.922 2.440 2.514 -14.0 3.0 2.884 2.511 2.597 -10.0 3.4

Gasoline, unleaded premium, per gallon/3.785 liters

3.190 2.727 2.778 -12.9 1.9 3.088 2.708 2.789 -9.7 3.0

Automotive diesel fuel, per gallon/3.785 liters

3.089 2.441 2.543 -17.7 4.2 3.124 2.633 2.682 -14.1 1.9

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.