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Average Retail Food and Energy Prices, U.S. City Average and South Region

Average retail food and energy prices, U.S. city average and South region
Item and unit U.S. city average South region(1)
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Cereals and bakery products

Flour, white, all purpose, per lb. (453.6 gm)

0.448 0.461 0.468 4.5 1.5 0.482 0.482 0.497 3.1 3.1

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

0.801 0.748 0.749 -6.5 0.1 0.925   0.780 -15.7  

Spaghetti and macaroni, per lb. (453.6 gm)

1.192 1.260 1.280 7.4 1.6   1.129 1.119   -0.9

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

1.280 1.412 1.474 15.2 4.4 1.277 1.458 1.436 12.5 -1.5

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

1.905 2.075 2.118 11.2 2.1 1.798 2.185 2.130 18.5 -2.5

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

3.504 3.617 3.717 6.1 2.8 3.503 3.659 3.601 2.8 -1.6

Meats, poultry, fish and eggs

Beef and veal

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

3.951 4.789 5.330 34.9 11.3 3.777 4.513 4.867 28.9 7.8

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

3.812 4.461 4.737 24.3 6.2 3.453 4.225 4.513 30.7 6.8

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

5.428 6.101 6.314 16.3 3.5 5.186 5.934 6.115 17.9 3.1

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

4.231 4.931 5.291 25.1 7.3 4.050 4.822 5.180 27.9 7.4

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)

5.517 7.049 7.165 29.9 1.6 5.214 7.016 7.331 40.6 4.5

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

5.401 6.906 6.546 21.2 -5.2 5.763 6.741 6.969 20.9 3.4

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

                   

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

5.627 7.068 7.057 25.4 -0.2 5.480 6.801 7.039 28.4 3.5

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

5.882 7.301 7.394 25.7 1.3 5.706 7.115 7.901 38.5 11.0

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

          5.807        

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)

8.133 9.480 10.423 28.2 9.9 8.038 9.259 10.061 25.2 8.7

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

5.647 6.308 6.752 19.6 7.0          

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

7.679 8.957 9.518 23.9 6.3 7.685 8.739 9.486 23.4 8.5

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

4.976 5.691 6.071 22.0 6.7 4.615 5.666 5.977 29.5 5.5

Pork

Bacon, sliced, per lb. (453.6 gm)

5.878 5.348 5.772 -1.8 7.9 6.153 5.333 5.852 -4.9 9.7

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

3.941 4.371 4.544 15.3 4.0 3.962 4.458 4.690 18.4 5.2

Chops, boneless, per lb. (453.6 gm)

3.690 4.409 4.689 27.1 6.4 3.640 4.252 4.486 23.2 5.5

All Pork Chops, per lb. (453.6 gm)

3.312 3.972 4.189 26.5 5.5 3.113 3.816 4.142 33.1 8.5

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

                   

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

4.235 4.549 4.608 8.8 1.3 4.287 4.791      

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

3.130         3.134        

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

2.718 3.085 3.152 16.0 2.2 2.531 3.035 3.145 24.3 3.6

Other meats

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

2.837         2.586 2.454 2.447 -5.4 -0.3

Poultry

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

1.590   1.747 9.9   1.340   1.436 7.2  

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

                   

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

3.051 3.348 3.349 9.8 0.0 2.889 3.145 3.163 9.5 0.6

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

1.415 1.581 1.602 13.2 1.3 1.553 1.923 1.908 22.9 -0.8

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

1.574                  

Eggs

Eggs, grade A, large, per doz.

1.203 1.640 1.554 29.2 -5.2 1.144 1.523 1.430 25.0 -6.1

Dairy products

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

3.054 3.210 3.198 4.7 -0.4 3.315 3.303 3.257 -1.7 -1.4

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

                   

American processed cheese, per lb. (453.6 gm)

3.844 4.097 4.222 9.8 3.1 3.694 4.148 4.397 19.0 6.0

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

5.254 5.558 5.619 6.9 1.1 5.362 5.815 5.779 7.8 -0.6

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

4.633 4.934 5.088 9.8 3.1 4.740 4.824 5.034 6.2 4.4

Fruits and vegetables

Fresh fruits and vegetables

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

                   

Bananas, per lb. (453.6 gm)

0.574 0.589 0.588 2.4 -0.2 0.557 0.588 0.588 5.6 0.0

Oranges, Navel, per lb. (453.6 gm)

1.296 1.209 1.296 0.0 7.2 1.191        

Oranges, Valencia, per lb. (453.6 gm)

                   

Cherries, per lb. (453.6 gm)

4.647                  

Grapefruit, per lb. (453.6 gm)

1.336         1.368        

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

2.675   2.117 -20.9   2.864        

Lemons, per lb. (453.6 gm)

2.066         2.019        

Peaches, per lb. (453.6 gm)

2.134         2.017        

Pears, Anjou, per lb. (453.6 gm)

1.614                  

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

2.066 2.174 2.020 -2.2 -7.1 2.045   1.904 -6.9  

Potatoes, white, per lb. (453.6 gm)

0.743 0.855 0.854 14.9 -0.1 0.773        

Lettuce, iceberg, per lb. (453.6 gm)

1.083         1.154        

Lettuce, romaine, per lb. (453.6 gm)

2.115         2.370        

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

1.812 1.851 1.922 6.1 3.8   1.747      

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)

2.364                  

Processed fruits and vegetables

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

2.486 2.375 2.360 -5.1 -0.6 2.163 1.968      

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

1.316   1.422 8.1   1.393   1.390 -0.2  

Other foods at home

Sugar and sweets

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

0.586 0.647 0.626 6.8 -3.2 0.557 0.571 0.558 0.2 -2.3

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

0.569 0.622 0.597 4.9 -4.0          

Fats and oils

Margarine, stick, per lb. (453.6 gm)

                   

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

1.689         1.672        

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)

  4.466 4.517   1.1          

Other prepared foods

Potato chips, per 16 oz.

4.452 4.985 5.087 14.3 2.0 4.654 5.202 5.429 16.7 4.4

Alcoholic beverages at home

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

1.433 1.494 1.484 3.6 -0.7 1.388 1.412 1.408 1.4 -0.3

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

11.952 12.547 12.176 1.9 -3.0 13.803 13.955 12.541 -9.1 -10.1

Energy (residential)

Fuel oil #2 per gallon (3.785 liters)

2.946 1.905 2.057 -30.2 8.0          

Utility (piped) gas per therm

1.035 1.037 1.037 0.2 0.0 1.251 1.201 1.210 -3.3 0.7

Electricity per KWH

0.139 0.134 0.137 -1.4 2.2 0.125 0.120 0.123 -1.6 2.5

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

2.814 1.946 2.141 -23.9 10.0 2.450 1.684 1.885 -23.1 11.9

Gasoline, unleaded regular, per gallon/3.785 liters

2.752 1.879 2.076 -24.6 10.5 2.395 1.624 1.826 -23.8 12.4

Gasoline, unleaded midgrade, per gallon/3.785 liters

3.080 2.222 2.420 -21.4 8.9 2.717 2.001 2.172 -20.1 8.5

Gasoline, unleaded premium, per gallon/3.785 liters

3.328 2.490 2.673 -19.7 7.3 2.967 2.244 2.442 -17.7 8.8

Automotive diesel fuel, per gallon/3.785 liters

3.104 2.515 2.508 -19.2 -0.3 2.787 2.283 2.266 -18.7 -0.7

Footnotes
(1) South region: Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia.
(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.