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)

0.500 0.467 0.453 -9.4 -3.0          

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

0.723 0.693 0.685 -5.3 -1.2          

Spaghetti and macaroni, per lb. (453.6 gm)

1.259 1.200 1.138 -9.6 -5.2          

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

1.328 1.288 1.277 -3.8 -0.9 1.252 1.204 1.171 -6.5 -2.7

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

2.009 1.951 1.910 -4.9 -2.1          

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

3.511 3.451 3.456 -1.6 0.1          

Meats, poultry, fish and eggs

Beef and veal

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

3.703 3.701 3.692 -0.3 -0.2          

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

3.688 3.743 3.714 0.7 -0.8 3.549 3.761 3.598 1.4 -4.3

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

5.369 5.404 5.252 -2.2 -2.8          

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

4.100 4.120 4.091 -0.2 -0.7 4.379 4.340 4.341 -0.9 0.0

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

4.697                  

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

5.124 5.332 5.173 1.0 -3.0          

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

4.916 4.995 4.875 -0.8 -2.4 5.051        

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

                   

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

5.156 5.386 5.203 0.9 -3.4 5.500 5.510 5.442 -1.1 -1.2

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

5.778 5.839 5.791 0.2 -0.8 5.755 6.198 6.136 6.6 -1.0

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

5.851 5.865 5.808 -0.7 -1.0          

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

7.285                  

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

8.039 8.544 8.331 3.6 -2.5 8.069 8.072 8.440 4.6 4.6

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

5.399                  

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

7.388 7.678 7.595 2.8 -1.1 7.501 7.895 7.863 4.8 -0.4

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

4.549 4.745 4.780 5.1 0.7 4.888 5.286 5.328 9.0 0.8

Pork

Bacon, sliced, per lb. (453.6 gm)

6.066 5.501 5.370 -11.5 -2.4 6.497 5.716 5.481 -15.6 -4.1

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

3.708 3.799 3.889 4.9 2.4          

Chops, boneless, per lb. (453.6 gm)

3.812 3.699 3.786 -0.7 2.4 3.535        

All Pork Chops, per lb. (453.6 gm)

3.378 3.289 3.367 -0.3 2.4 3.430 3.316 3.430 0.0 3.4

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

                   

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

3.950 4.165 4.018 1.7 -3.5 3.469 4.806 4.966 43.2 3.3

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

3.224 3.219 3.077 -4.6 -4.4 3.080 3.165 3.214 4.4 1.5

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

2.654 2.596 2.573 -3.1 -0.9 2.762 2.738 2.687 -2.7 -1.9

Other meats

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

2.757 2.677 2.841 3.0 6.1          

Poultry

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

1.484 1.487 1.444 -2.7 -2.9 1.880 1.637 1.558 -17.1 -4.8

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

                   

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

3.141 2.896 3.047 -3.0 5.2 3.708 3.255 3.282 -11.5 0.8

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

1.436 1.426 1.460 1.7 2.4          

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

1.656 1.578 1.582 -4.5 0.3          

Eggs

Eggs, grade A, large, per doz.

1.540 1.651 1.660 7.8 0.5 2.087 2.180 2.162 3.6 -0.8

Dairy products

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

3.158 2.890 2.913 -7.8 0.8 3.540        

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

                   

American processed cheese, per lb. (453.6 gm)

4.089 4.040 3.994 -2.3 -1.1 4.495 4.595 4.509 0.3 -1.9

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

5.028 5.128 5.158 2.6 0.6 4.817 5.807 5.776 19.9 -0.5

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

4.683 4.754 4.864 3.9 2.3 4.415 4.576 4.632 4.9 1.2

Fruits and vegetables

Fresh fruits and vegetables

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

1.315                  

Bananas, per lb. (453.6 gm)

0.548 0.573 0.574 4.7 0.2 0.552 0.575 0.567 2.7 -1.4

Oranges, Navel, per lb. (453.6 gm)

1.590 1.511 1.502 -5.5 -0.6 1.727 1.787 1.684 -2.5 -5.8

Oranges, Valencia, per lb. (453.6 gm)

                   

Cherries, per lb. (453.6 gm)

                   

Grapefruit, per lb. (453.6 gm)

1.388 1.422 1.393 0.4 -2.0 1.633 1.656 1.685 3.2 1.8

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

2.302 2.208 2.088 -9.3 -5.4 2.370        

Lemons, per lb. (453.6 gm)

2.064 2.552 2.557 23.9 0.2 2.117 2.477 2.696 27.4 8.8

Peaches, per lb. (453.6 gm)

  2.008         2.430      

Pears, Anjou, per lb. (453.6 gm)

                   

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

2.335 2.147 2.216 -5.1 3.2 2.562 2.227 2.444 -4.6 9.7

Potatoes, white, per lb. (453.6 gm)

0.748 0.750 0.746 -0.3 -0.5 0.768 0.752 0.727 -5.3 -3.3

Lettuce, iceberg, per lb. (453.6 gm)

1.014 0.876 0.910 -10.3 3.9          

Lettuce, romaine, per lb. (453.6 gm)

2.125 2.058 2.132 0.3 3.6          

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

1.813 1.826 1.901 4.9 4.1          

Broccoli, per lb. (453.6 gm)

1.938 1.756 1.912 -1.3 8.9          

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)

2.197 2.328 2.281 3.8 -2.0          

Processed fruits and vegetables

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

2.619 2.493 2.478 -5.4 -0.6          

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

1.362 1.335 1.351 -0.8 1.2          

Other foods at home

Sugar and sweets

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

0.664 0.629 0.602 -9.3 -4.3          

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

                   

Fats and oils

Margarine, stick, per lb. (453.6 gm)

                   

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

1.709 1.686 1.600 -6.4 -5.1          

Peanut butter, creamy, all sizes, per lb. (453.6 gm)

2.518                  

Nonalcoholic beverages

Cola, nondiet, per 2 liters (67.6 oz)(2)

                   

Coffee, 100%, ground roast, all sizes, per lb. (453.6 gm)

4.327 4.306                

Other prepared foods

Potato chips, per 16 oz.

4.480 4.432 4.473 -0.2 0.9 4.709 3.794 3.880 -17.6 2.3

Alcoholic beverages at home

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

1.418 1.400 1.425 0.5 1.8 1.425 1.395 1.414 -0.8 1.4

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

13.235 12.595 12.793 -3.3 1.6 12.264 11.479 11.475 -6.4 0.0

Energy (residential)

Fuel oil #2 per gallon (3.785 liters)

2.520 3.279 3.381 34.2 3.1 2.451 3.308 3.401 38.8 2.8

Utility (piped) gas per therm

1.020 1.030 1.023 0.3 -0.7 1.078 1.121 1.109 2.9 -1.1

Electricity per KWH

0.137 0.138 0.136 -0.7 -1.4 0.168 0.166 0.165 -1.8 -0.6

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

2.545 2.930 2.945 15.7 0.5 2.654 2.965 2.931 10.4 -1.1

Gasoline, unleaded regular, per gallon/3.785 liters

2.484 2.873 2.887 16.2 0.5 2.599 2.915 2.880 10.8 -1.2

Gasoline, unleaded midgrade, per gallon/3.785 liters

2.772 3.165 3.172 14.4 0.2 2.867 3.203 3.172 10.6 -1.0

Gasoline, unleaded premium, per gallon/3.785 liters

2.996 3.400 3.431 14.5 0.9 3.076 3.380 3.356 9.1 -0.7

Automotive diesel fuel, per gallon/3.785 liters

2.761 3.243 3.335 20.8 2.8 2.885 3.270 3.343 15.9 2.2

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.