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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)

0.449 0.459 0.451 0.4 -1.7          

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

0.797 0.769 0.777 -2.5 1.0          

Spaghetti and macaroni, per lb. (453.6 gm)

1.184 1.303 1.256 6.1 -3.6          

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

1.296 1.495 1.492 15.1 -0.2 1.150 1.489 1.462 27.1 -1.8

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

1.935 2.084 2.081 7.5 -0.1          

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

3.587 3.769 3.659 2.0 -2.9          

Meats, poultry, fish and eggs

Beef and veal

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

3.885 4.307 4.165 7.2 -3.3          

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

3.851 4.177 4.076 5.8 -2.4 3.825 4.275 4.185 9.4 -2.1

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

5.351 5.760 5.730 7.1 -0.5          

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

4.209 4.640 4.547 8.0 -2.0 4.430 4.743 4.782 7.9 0.8

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)

5.294 5.972 5.849 10.5 -2.1          

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

5.222 5.668 5.760 10.3 1.6          

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

                   

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

5.430 6.059 6.035 11.1 -0.4 5.649 6.119 5.979 5.8 -2.3

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

5.858 6.579 6.447 10.1 -2.0 6.176 6.750 6.348 2.8 -6.0

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)

8.083 8.875 8.795 8.8 -0.9 7.357 8.784 8.422 14.5 -4.1

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

5.632 5.995 5.872 4.3 -2.1          

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

7.658 8.213 8.133 6.2 -1.0 7.760 8.451 8.263 6.5 -2.2

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

5.018 5.448 5.442 8.4 -0.1 5.487 5.479 5.443 -0.8 -0.7

Pork

Bacon, sliced, per lb. (453.6 gm)

5.571 5.559 5.619 0.9 1.1 5.729 5.762 5.655 -1.3 -1.9

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

3.841 4.060 4.066 5.9 0.1          

Chops, boneless, per lb. (453.6 gm)

3.761 4.343 4.369 16.2 0.6 3.883 4.523 4.290 10.5 -5.2

All Pork Chops, per lb. (453.6 gm)

3.335 3.788 3.799 13.9 0.3 3.587 3.857 3.704 3.3 -4.0

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

                   

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

4.439 4.631 4.538 2.2 -2.0 5.473        

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

3.343         3.150        

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

2.687 3.045 2.891 7.6 -5.1 2.888 2.612      

Other meats

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

2.791                  

Poultry

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

1.487 1.609 1.542 3.7 -4.2 1.751        

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

                   

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

2.930 3.276 3.302 12.7 0.8 3.295 3.312 3.362 2.0 1.5

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

1.425 1.568 1.557 9.3 -0.7   1.431      

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

1.604                  

Eggs

Eggs, grade A, large, per doz.

1.383 1.328 1.353 -2.2 1.9          

Dairy products

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

3.102 3.406 3.448 11.2 1.2   3.880 3.905   0.6

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

                   

American processed cheese, per lb. (453.6 gm)

3.875 4.285 4.246 9.6 -0.9 4.543 5.423 5.404 19.0 -0.4

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

5.406 5.572 5.611 3.8 0.7 6.262 6.032 6.361 1.6 5.5

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

4.802 4.950 4.944 3.0 -0.1 4.548 4.737 4.789 5.3 1.1

Fruits and vegetables

Fresh fruits and vegetables

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

                   

Bananas, per lb. (453.6 gm)

0.569 0.576 0.574 0.9 -0.3 0.547        

Oranges, Navel, per lb. (453.6 gm)

1.426         1.744        

Oranges, Valencia, per lb. (453.6 gm)

                   

Cherries, per lb. (453.6 gm)

                   

Grapefruit, per lb. (453.6 gm)

1.371         1.646        

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

1.919 2.183 1.955 1.9 -10.4          

Lemons, per lb. (453.6 gm)

2.047         2.331        

Peaches, per lb. (453.6 gm)

2.050 2.088       2.590        

Pears, Anjou, per lb. (453.6 gm)

                   

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

2.153 2.214 2.234 3.8 0.9 2.314        

Potatoes, white, per lb. (453.6 gm)

0.794 0.856 0.798 0.5 -6.8 0.771 0.747 0.714 -7.4 -4.4

Lettuce, iceberg, per lb. (453.6 gm)

1.107                  

Lettuce, romaine, per lb. (453.6 gm)

2.059                  

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

1.911 1.874 1.847 -3.3 -1.4          

Broccoli, per lb. (453.6 gm)

1.944                  

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)

2.412                  

Processed fruits and vegetables

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

2.414 2.339 2.257 -6.5 -3.5          

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

1.324 1.445 1.424 7.6 -1.5          

Other foods at home

Sugar and sweets

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

0.596 0.629 0.630 5.7 0.2          

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

0.588 0.606 0.604 2.7 -0.3          

Fats and oils

Margarine, stick, per lb. (453.6 gm)

                   

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

1.745                  

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)

  4.504 4.487   -0.4          

Other prepared foods

Potato chips, per 16 oz.

4.561 5.070 5.024 10.2 -0.9 3.800 4.306 4.380 15.3 1.7

Alcoholic beverages at home

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

1.440 1.482 1.485 3.1 0.2 1.485 1.512 1.532 3.2 1.3

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

12.096 12.409 12.371 2.3 -0.3 11.154 12.243 12.401 11.2 1.3

Energy (residential)

Fuel oil #2 per gallon (3.785 liters)

2.894 2.161 2.123 -26.6 -1.8 2.909 2.191 2.140 -26.4 -2.3

Utility (piped) gas per therm

1.019 1.031 1.064 4.4 3.2 1.118 1.088 1.088 -2.7 0.0

Electricity per KWH

0.139 0.137 0.137 -1.4 0.0 0.162 0.165 0.165 1.9 0.0

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

2.694 2.245 2.260 -16.1 0.7 2.650 2.244 2.273 -14.2 1.3

Gasoline, unleaded regular, per gallon/3.785 liters

2.630 2.177 2.193 -16.6 0.7 2.595 2.186 2.214 -14.7 1.3

Gasoline, unleaded midgrade, per gallon/3.785 liters

2.980 2.522 2.531 -15.1 0.4 2.916 2.531 2.555 -12.4 0.9

Gasoline, unleaded premium, per gallon/3.785 liters

3.214 2.795 2.810 -12.6 0.5 3.111 2.725 2.758 -11.3 1.2

Automotive diesel fuel, per gallon/3.785 liters

3.033 2.503 2.496 -17.7 -0.3 3.094 2.676 2.673 -13.6 -0.1

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.