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

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

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

0.432 0.451 0.452 4.6 0.2 0.385 0.404 0.410 6.5 1.5

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

0.773 0.777 0.766 -0.9 -1.4          

Spaghetti and macaroni, per lb. (453.6 gm)

1.178 1.256 1.220 3.6 -2.9 1.271 1.510 1.423 12.0 -5.8

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

1.325 1.492 1.503 13.4 0.7 1.620 1.752 1.809 11.7 3.3

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

1.948 2.081 2.170 11.4 4.3 2.046        

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

3.602 3.659 3.848 6.8 5.2 3.901 3.612 3.932 0.8 8.9

Meats, poultry, fish and eggs

Beef and veal

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

4.027 4.165 4.212 4.6 1.1          

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

3.841 4.076 4.008 4.3 -1.7 4.291 4.679 4.698 9.5 0.4

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

5.463 5.730 5.758 5.4 0.5 5.559 5.722 5.690 2.4 -0.6

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

4.262 4.547 4.552 6.8 0.1 4.674 5.011 5.076 8.6 1.3

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)

5.131 5.849 5.749 12.0 -1.7          

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

4.988 5.760 5.614 12.6 -2.5 5.409 6.397 5.882 8.7 -8.1

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

                   

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

5.277 6.035 5.841 10.7 -3.2 5.609 6.745 6.371 13.6 -5.5

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

5.774 6.447 6.383 10.5 -1.0 6.041 6.539 6.495 7.5 -0.7

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)

8.225 8.795 8.931 8.6 1.5 8.262 9.213 9.412 13.9 2.2

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

5.566 5.872 5.696 2.3 -3.0          

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

7.667 8.133 8.154 6.4 0.3 7.664 8.430 8.442 10.2 0.1

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

4.941 5.442 5.375 8.8 -1.2 5.147 5.509 5.292 2.8 -3.9

Pork

Bacon, sliced, per lb. (453.6 gm)

5.653 5.619 5.722 1.2 1.8 5.188 5.227 5.196 0.2 -0.6

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

3.773 4.066 3.947 4.6 -2.9          

Chops, boneless, per lb. (453.6 gm)

3.715 4.369 4.138 11.4 -5.3 3.583 4.111 3.948 10.2 -4.0

All Pork Chops, per lb. (453.6 gm)

3.238 3.799 3.632 12.2 -4.4 3.447 3.968 3.755 8.9 -5.4

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

                   

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

4.464 4.538 4.559 2.1 0.5 4.335   4.286 -1.1  

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

3.431   3.476 1.3   3.506   3.480 -0.7  

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

2.716 2.891 2.989 10.1 3.4 2.762 2.901 3.116 12.8 7.4

Other meats

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

                   

Poultry

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

1.538 1.542 1.580 2.7 2.5 1.587 1.538 1.574 -0.8 2.3

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

                   

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

2.948 3.302 3.290 11.6 -0.4 3.299 3.502 3.472 5.2 -0.9

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

1.429 1.557 1.551 8.5 -0.4 1.343 1.477 1.470 9.5 -0.5

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

1.601                  

Eggs

Eggs, grade A, large, per doz.

1.282 1.353 1.408 9.8 4.1          

Dairy products

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

3.119 3.448 3.380 8.4 -2.0 3.217 3.609 3.466 7.7 -4.0

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

                   

American processed cheese, per lb. (453.6 gm)

3.821 4.246 4.233 10.8 -0.3 3.502 3.761 3.808 8.7 1.2

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

5.277 5.611 5.583 5.8 -0.5 5.232 5.228 5.195 -0.7 -0.6

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

4.940 4.944 4.925 -0.3 -0.4 5.570 5.744 5.757 3.4 0.2

Fruits and vegetables

Fresh fruits and vegetables

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

                   

Bananas, per lb. (453.6 gm)

0.573 0.574 0.577 0.7 0.5 0.621 0.679 0.686 10.5 1.0

Oranges, Navel, per lb. (453.6 gm)

1.470         1.397 1.552 1.558 11.5 0.4

Oranges, Valencia, per lb. (453.6 gm)

                   

Cherries, per lb. (453.6 gm)

                   

Grapefruit, per lb. (453.6 gm)

1.421         1.556        

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

1.954 1.955 2.183 11.7 11.7 1.885        

Lemons, per lb. (453.6 gm)

2.062         2.079        

Peaches, per lb. (453.6 gm)

                   

Pears, Anjou, per lb. (453.6 gm)

                   

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

2.402 2.234 2.745 14.3 22.9 2.650 2.677 3.184 20.2 18.9

Potatoes, white, per lb. (453.6 gm)

0.785 0.798 0.802 2.2 0.5 0.761 0.811 0.815 7.1 0.5

Lettuce, iceberg, per lb. (453.6 gm)

1.134         1.044        

Lettuce, romaine, per lb. (453.6 gm)

2.203         2.089        

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

1.779 1.847 1.911 7.4 3.5 1.698 1.902 1.988 17.1 4.5

Broccoli, per lb. (453.6 gm)

2.044                  

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)

2.228                  

Processed fruits and vegetables

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

2.369 2.257 2.307 -2.6 2.2          

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

1.347 1.424 1.410 4.7 -1.0 1.232   1.255 1.9  

Other foods at home

Sugar and sweets

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

0.589 0.630 0.634 7.6 0.6 0.638 0.737 0.724 13.5 -1.8

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

0.575 0.604 0.603 4.9 -0.2          

Fats and oils

Margarine, stick, per lb. (453.6 gm)

                   

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

1.728                  

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 4.487 4.522 8.3 0.8   4.885 4.828   -1.2

Other prepared foods

Potato chips, per 16 oz.

4.389 5.024 5.039 14.8 0.3 4.908 5.683 5.504 12.1 -3.1

Alcoholic beverages at home

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

1.437 1.485 1.492 3.8 0.5 1.531 1.638 1.632 6.6 -0.4

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

12.119 12.371 12.535 3.4 1.3 12.124 13.520      

Energy (residential)

Fuel oil #2 per gallon (3.785 liters)

3.008 2.123 2.139 -28.9 0.8          

Utility (piped) gas per therm

1.041 1.064 1.067 2.5 0.3 1.177 1.303 1.302 10.6 -0.1

Electricity per KWH

0.136 0.137 0.135 -0.7 -1.5 0.157 0.156 0.158 0.6 1.3

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

2.741 2.260 2.228 -18.7 -1.4 3.511 2.819 2.774 -21.0 -1.6

Gasoline, unleaded regular, per gallon/3.785 liters

2.673 2.193 2.159 -19.2 -1.6 3.458 2.756 2.709 -21.7 -1.7

Gasoline, unleaded midgrade, per gallon/3.785 liters

3.025 2.531 2.509 -17.1 -0.9 3.689 3.018 2.982 -19.2 -1.2

Gasoline, unleaded premium, per gallon/3.785 liters

3.297 2.810 2.782 -15.6 -1.0 3.795 3.128 3.085 -18.7 -1.4

Automotive diesel fuel, per gallon/3.785 liters

3.086 2.496 2.460 -20.3 -1.4 3.532 2.929 2.879 -18.5 -1.7

Footnotes
(1) West region: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.
(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.