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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)

0.438 0.450 0.446 1.8 -0.9 0.489        

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

0.716 0.789 0.794 10.9 0.6 0.804 0.907 0.888 10.4 -2.1

Spaghetti and macaroni, per lb. (453.6 gm)

1.225 1.313 1.314 7.3 0.1 1.126   1.156 2.7  

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

1.351 1.538 1.546 14.4 0.5 1.384 1.501 1.530 10.5 1.9

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

1.961 2.203 2.175 10.9 -1.3 2.041        

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

3.525 3.793 3.669 4.1 -3.3 3.377 3.539 3.166 -6.2 -10.5

Meats, poultry, fish and eggs

Beef and veal

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

4.100 4.202 4.310 5.1 2.6 4.043 4.038 4.262 5.4 5.5

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

3.886 3.951 3.965 2.0 0.4 3.818 3.817 3.815 -0.1 -0.1

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

5.630 5.715 5.705 1.3 -0.2 5.423 5.654 5.653 4.2 0.0

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

4.343 4.555 4.543 4.6 -0.3 4.303 4.526 4.563 6.0 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)

5.398 6.008 5.811 7.7 -3.3 5.414 5.941 5.777 6.7 -2.8

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

5.062 5.302 5.475 8.2 3.3 5.213        

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

                   

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

5.515 5.868 5.861 6.3 -0.1 5.383 5.793 5.719 6.2 -1.3

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

5.963 6.339 6.522 9.4 2.9 5.917 6.846 6.727 13.7 -1.7

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)

8.441 8.980 9.148 8.4 1.9 8.305 8.657 8.835 6.4 2.1

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

5.754 5.870 5.949 3.4 1.3          

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

7.653 8.085 8.250 7.8 2.0 7.786 8.065 8.178 5.0 1.4

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

5.046 5.552 5.632 11.6 1.4 4.906 5.753 5.861 19.5 1.9

Pork

Bacon, sliced, per lb. (453.6 gm)

5.505 5.831 5.831 5.9 0.0 5.617 5.873 5.876 4.6 0.1

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

3.781 4.248 3.943 4.3 -7.2 3.867 4.409 3.741 -3.3 -15.2

Chops, boneless, per lb. (453.6 gm)

3.854 4.134 4.204 9.1 1.7 3.843 4.231 4.147 7.9 -2.0

All Pork Chops, per lb. (453.6 gm)

3.368 3.741 3.694 9.7 -1.3 3.324 3.827 3.666 10.3 -4.2

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

                   

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

4.194 4.469 4.616 10.1 3.3 4.500 4.600 4.724 5.0 2.7

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

3.110 3.261 3.441 10.6 5.5 3.207 3.285 3.429 6.9 4.4

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

2.722 2.991 3.020 10.9 1.0 2.689 3.043 3.019 12.3 -0.8

Other meats

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

          2.541        

Poultry

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

1.409 1.621 1.595 13.2 -1.6 1.251 1.446 1.471 17.6 1.7

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

                   

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

3.059 3.293 3.260 6.6 -1.0 2.869 3.132 3.048 6.2 -2.7

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

1.451 1.543 1.600 10.3 3.7 1.727 1.819 1.956 13.3 7.5

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

1.580                  

Eggs

Eggs, grade A, large, per doz.

1.461 1.481 1.466 0.3 -1.0 1.427 1.367 1.331 -6.7 -2.6

Dairy products

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

3.253 3.535 3.468 6.6 -1.9 3.311 3.531 3.432 3.7 -2.8

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

                   

American processed cheese, per lb. (453.6 gm)

3.847 4.200 4.193 9.0 -0.2 3.756 4.233 4.231 12.6 0.0

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

5.204 5.540 5.656 8.7 2.1 5.268 5.688 5.985 13.6 5.2

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

4.824 4.927 5.014 3.9 1.8 4.681        

Fruits and vegetables

Fresh fruits and vegetables

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

                   

Bananas, per lb. (453.6 gm)

0.570 0.572 0.597 4.7 4.4 0.556 0.549 0.576 3.6 4.9

Oranges, Navel, per lb. (453.6 gm)

1.244 1.329 1.303 4.7 -2.0 1.241        

Oranges, Valencia, per lb. (453.6 gm)

                   

Cherries, per lb. (453.6 gm)

                   

Grapefruit, per lb. (453.6 gm)

1.226         1.256        

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

2.751 2.204 2.501 -9.1 13.5 2.816 1.774      

Lemons, per lb. (453.6 gm)

1.949 1.896       2.043        

Peaches, per lb. (453.6 gm)

                   

Pears, Anjou, per lb. (453.6 gm)

                   

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

2.884 3.290 3.044 5.5 -7.5 2.824 3.026 2.791 -1.2 -7.8

Potatoes, white, per lb. (453.6 gm)

0.802 0.749 0.782 -2.5 4.4 0.895 0.846 0.863 -3.6 2.0

Lettuce, iceberg, per lb. (453.6 gm)

1.341         1.292        

Lettuce, romaine, per lb. (453.6 gm)

2.160         2.167        

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

2.221 1.893 1.928 -13.2 1.8 1.988 1.637 1.682 -15.4 2.7

Broccoli, per lb. (453.6 gm)

1.956                  

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)

2.493                  

Processed fruits and vegetables

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

2.321 2.333 2.341 0.9 0.3 1.978        

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

1.432 1.404 1.433 0.1 2.1 1.455 1.331 1.347 -7.4 1.2

Other foods at home

Sugar and sweets

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

0.603 0.674 0.682 13.1 1.2 0.541 0.630 0.632 16.8 0.3

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

0.575 0.642 0.652 13.4 1.6          

Fats and oils

Margarine, stick, per lb. (453.6 gm)

                   

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

          1.756        

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)

4.174 4.520 4.591 10.0 1.6          

Other prepared foods

Potato chips, per 16 oz.

4.494 5.077 4.942 10.0 -2.7 4.928 5.433 5.236 6.3 -3.6

Alcoholic beverages at home

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

1.439 1.506 1.494 3.8 -0.8 1.372 1.392 1.392 1.5 0.0

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

12.056 12.861 12.885 6.9 0.2 13.635 12.516 12.588 -7.7 0.6

Energy (residential)

Fuel oil #2 per gallon (3.785 liters)

3.052 2.419 2.549 -16.5 5.4          

Utility (piped) gas per therm

1.066 1.114 1.119 5.0 0.4 1.249 1.308 1.303 4.3 -0.4

Electricity per KWH

0.134 0.136 0.136 1.5 0.0 0.122 0.122 0.122 0.0 0.0

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

2.631 2.235 2.391 -9.1 7.0 2.368 2.016 2.184 -7.8 8.3

Gasoline, unleaded regular, per gallon/3.785 liters

2.567 2.168 2.326 -9.4 7.3 2.312 1.957 2.126 -8.0 8.6

Gasoline, unleaded midgrade, per gallon/3.785 liters

2.901 2.514 2.662 -8.2 5.9 2.652 2.310 2.472 -6.8 7.0

Gasoline, unleaded premium, per gallon/3.785 liters

3.157 2.778 2.921 -7.5 5.1 2.905 2.561 2.722 -6.3 6.3

Automotive diesel fuel, per gallon/3.785 liters

3.078 2.543 2.661 -13.5 4.6 2.780 2.283 2.429 -12.6 6.4

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.