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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)

0.453 0.449 0.432 -4.6 -3.8 0.433 0.408 0.385 -11.1 -5.6

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

0.685 0.797 0.773 12.8 -3.0          

Spaghetti and macaroni, per lb. (453.6 gm)

1.138 1.184 1.178 3.5 -0.5 1.172 1.324 1.271 8.4 -4.0

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

1.277 1.296 1.325 3.8 2.2 1.390 1.662 1.620 16.5 -2.5

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

1.910 1.935 1.948 2.0 0.7 1.921 1.952 2.046 6.5 4.8

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

3.456 3.587 3.602 4.2 0.4     3.901    

Meats, poultry, fish and eggs

Beef and veal

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

3.692 3.885 4.027 9.1 3.7          

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

3.714 3.851 3.841 3.4 -0.3 4.123 4.220 4.291 4.1 1.7

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

5.252 5.351 5.463 4.0 2.1 5.147 5.442 5.559 8.0 2.1

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

4.091 4.209 4.262 4.2 1.3 4.353 4.553 4.674 7.4 2.7

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)

5.173 5.294 5.131 -0.8 -3.1 5.067 5.202      

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

4.875 5.222 4.988 2.3 -4.5 5.263 5.835 5.409 2.8 -7.3

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

                   

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

5.203 5.430 5.277 1.4 -2.8 5.397 5.853 5.609 3.9 -4.2

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

5.791 5.858 5.774 -0.3 -1.4 6.179 6.183 6.041 -2.2 -2.3

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

5.808                  

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)

8.331 8.083 8.225 -1.3 1.8 8.241 8.312 8.262 0.3 -0.6

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

  5.632 5.566   -1.2          

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

7.595 7.658 7.667 0.9 0.1 7.782 7.858 7.664 -1.5 -2.5

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

4.780 5.018 4.941 3.4 -1.5 4.722 5.197 5.147 9.0 -1.0

Pork

Bacon, sliced, per lb. (453.6 gm)

5.370 5.571 5.653 5.3 1.5 4.739 5.180 5.188 9.5 0.2

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

3.889 3.841 3.773 -3.0 -1.8 3.916        

Chops, boneless, per lb. (453.6 gm)

3.786 3.761 3.715 -1.9 -1.2 3.704 3.781 3.583 -3.3 -5.2

All Pork Chops, per lb. (453.6 gm)

3.367 3.335 3.238 -3.8 -2.9 3.480 3.628 3.447 -0.9 -5.0

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

                   

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

4.018 4.439 4.464 11.1 0.6 4.445 4.335 4.335 -2.5 0.0

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

3.077 3.343 3.431 11.5 2.6 3.294 3.447 3.506 6.4 1.7

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

2.573 2.687 2.716 5.6 1.1 2.600 2.794 2.762 6.2 -1.1

Other meats

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

2.841 2.791                

Poultry

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

1.444 1.487 1.538 6.5 3.4 1.539 1.488 1.587 3.1 6.7

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

                   

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

3.047 2.930 2.948 -3.2 0.6 3.133 3.177 3.299 5.3 3.8

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

1.460 1.425 1.429 -2.1 0.3 1.391 1.316 1.343 -3.5 2.1

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

1.582 1.604 1.601 1.2 -0.2          

Eggs

Eggs, grade A, large, per doz.

1.660 1.383 1.282 -22.8 -7.3          

Dairy products

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

2.913 3.102 3.119 7.1 0.5 2.999 3.076 3.217 7.3 4.6

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

                   

American processed cheese, per lb. (453.6 gm)

3.994 3.875 3.821 -4.3 -1.4 4.428 3.635 3.502 -20.9 -3.7

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

5.158 5.406 5.277 2.3 -2.4 4.707 5.284 5.232 11.2 -1.0

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

4.864 4.802 4.940 1.6 2.9 5.326 5.607 5.570 4.6 -0.7

Fruits and vegetables

Fresh fruits and vegetables

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

                   

Bananas, per lb. (453.6 gm)

0.574 0.569 0.573 -0.2 0.7 0.633 0.621 0.621 -1.9 0.0

Oranges, Navel, per lb. (453.6 gm)

1.502 1.426 1.470 -2.1 3.1 1.485 1.383 1.397 -5.9 1.0

Oranges, Valencia, per lb. (453.6 gm)

                   

Cherries, per lb. (453.6 gm)

                   

Grapefruit, per lb. (453.6 gm)

1.393 1.371 1.421 2.0 3.6 1.346 1.337 1.556 15.6 16.4

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

2.088 1.919 1.954 -6.4 1.8 2.071 1.854 1.885 -9.0 1.7

Lemons, per lb. (453.6 gm)

2.557 2.047 2.062 -19.4 0.7 2.824 2.032 2.079 -26.4 2.3

Peaches, per lb. (453.6 gm)

  2.050         1.923      

Pears, Anjou, per lb. (453.6 gm)

                   

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

2.216 2.153 2.402 8.4 11.6 2.030 2.325 2.650 30.5 14.0

Potatoes, white, per lb. (453.6 gm)

0.746 0.794 0.785 5.2 -1.1 0.697 0.765 0.761 9.2 -0.5

Lettuce, iceberg, per lb. (453.6 gm)

0.910 1.107 1.134 24.6 2.4   1.036 1.044   0.8

Lettuce, romaine, per lb. (453.6 gm)

2.132 2.059 2.203 3.3 7.0 2.065 1.906 2.089 1.2 9.6

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

1.901 1.911 1.779 -6.4 -6.9   1.741 1.698   -2.5

Broccoli, per lb. (453.6 gm)

1.912 1.944 2.044 6.9 5.1          

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)

2.281 2.412 2.228 -2.3 -7.6          

Processed fruits and vegetables

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

2.478 2.414 2.369 -4.4 -1.9          

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

1.351 1.324 1.347 -0.3 1.7 1.219 1.183 1.232 1.1 4.1

Other foods at home

Sugar and sweets

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

0.602 0.596 0.589 -2.2 -1.2 0.589 0.650 0.638 8.3 -1.8

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

  0.588 0.575   -2.2          

Fats and oils

Margarine, stick, per lb. (453.6 gm)

                   

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

1.600 1.745 1.728 8.0 -1.0          

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              

Other prepared foods

Potato chips, per 16 oz.

4.473 4.561 4.389 -1.9 -3.8 4.966 5.363 4.908 -1.2 -8.5

Alcoholic beverages at home

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

1.425 1.440 1.437 0.8 -0.2 1.544 1.533 1.531 -0.8 -0.1

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

12.793 12.096 12.119 -5.3 0.2 13.292 12.271 12.124 -8.8 -1.2

Energy (residential)

Fuel oil #2 per gallon (3.785 liters)

3.381 2.894 3.008 -11.0 3.9          

Utility (piped) gas per therm

1.023 1.019 1.041 1.8 2.2 1.130 1.157 1.177 4.2 1.7

Electricity per KWH

0.136 0.139 0.136 0.0 -2.2 0.155 0.155 0.157 1.3 1.3

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

2.945 2.694 2.741 -6.9 1.7 3.442 3.275 3.511 2.0 7.2

Gasoline, unleaded regular, per gallon/3.785 liters

2.887 2.630 2.673 -7.4 1.6 3.394 3.222 3.458 1.9 7.3

Gasoline, unleaded midgrade, per gallon/3.785 liters

3.172 2.980 3.025 -4.6 1.5 3.614 3.468 3.689 2.1 6.4

Gasoline, unleaded premium, per gallon/3.785 liters

3.431 3.214 3.297 -3.9 2.6 3.701 3.552 3.795 2.5 6.8

Automotive diesel fuel, per gallon/3.785 liters

3.335 3.033 3.086 -7.5 1.7 3.706 3.451 3.532 -4.7 2.3

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.