Department of Labor Logo United States Department of Labor
Dot gov

The .gov means it's official.
Federal government websites often end in .gov or .mil. Before sharing sensitive information, make sure you're on a federal government site.

Https

The site is secure.
The https:// ensures that you are connecting to the official website and that any information you provide is encrypted and transmitted securely.

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)
Historical
data
Prices Percent change
from
Historical
data
Prices Percent change
from
Apr.
2019
Mar.
2020
Apr.
2020
Apr.
2019
Mar.
2020
Apr.
2019
Mar.
2020
Apr.
2020
Apr.
2019
Mar.
2020

Cereals and bakery products

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

0.434 0.442       0.387 0.383      

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

0.767 0.733                

Spaghetti and macaroni, per lb. (453.6 gm)

1.223 1.238 1.265 3.4 2.2 1.303 1.420 1.458 11.9 2.7

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

1.285 1.374 1.406 9.4 2.3 1.578 1.678 1.769 12.1 5.4

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

1.952 1.994 2.070 6.0 3.8 2.123 1.960 2.105 -0.8 7.4

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

3.426 3.633 3.826 11.7 5.3   3.817 4.076   6.8

Meats, poultry, fish and eggs

Beef and veal

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

3.907 4.108 4.343 11.2 5.7          

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

3.775 3.881 4.052 7.3 4.4 4.266 4.179      

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

5.288 5.635 5.708 7.9 1.3 5.292 5.673 5.623 6.3 -0.9

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

4.198 4.355 4.556 8.5 4.6 4.561 4.674      

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)

5.246 5.382 5.786 10.3 7.5 5.511        

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

5.260 5.175 5.528 5.1 6.8 5.664 5.525 5.421 -4.3 -1.9

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

                   

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

5.445 5.535 5.896 8.3 6.5 5.691 5.988      

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

5.856 6.091 6.410 9.5 5.2 6.064 6.341 6.470 6.7 2.0

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

6.036                  

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)

8.706 8.265 8.600 -1.2 4.1 8.511 8.563 9.139 7.4 6.7

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

5.790 5.730 5.697 -1.6 -0.6   5.488 5.426   -1.1

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

7.755 7.676 7.951 2.5 3.6 7.942 7.852 8.142 2.5 3.7

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

4.931 5.079       5.267 5.089      

Pork

Bacon, sliced, per lb. (453.6 gm)

5.552 5.257 5.346 -3.7 1.7 4.985 4.936      

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

3.779 3.907 4.148 9.8 6.2          

Chops, boneless, per lb. (453.6 gm)

3.804 3.791 4.014 5.5 5.9 3.731 3.629 4.009 7.5 10.5

All Pork Chops, per lb. (453.6 gm)

3.354 3.415 3.673 9.5 7.6 3.568 3.440      

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

                   

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

4.255 4.464       4.129 4.383      

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

3.063 3.376       3.175 3.520      

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

2.562 2.762       2.602 2.880      

Other meats

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

2.625                  

Poultry

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

1.463 1.400 1.571 7.4 12.2 1.530 1.561 1.689 10.4 8.2

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

                   

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

3.014 2.956 3.158 4.8 6.8 3.173 3.349      

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

1.435 1.538 1.598 11.4 3.9 1.467 1.501      

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

1.543                  

Eggs

Eggs, grade A, large, per doz.

1.463 1.525 2.019 38.0 32.4          

Dairy products

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

2.980 3.248 3.267 9.6 0.6 3.009 3.507 3.503 16.4 -0.1

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

                   

American processed cheese, per lb. (453.6 gm)

3.928 3.907 3.981 1.3 1.9 4.343 3.652 3.601 -17.1 -1.4

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

5.290 5.329 5.453 3.1 2.3 5.205 5.150 5.122 -1.6 -0.5

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

4.821 4.918 4.941 2.5 0.5 5.246 5.961 5.564 6.1 -6.7

Fruits and vegetables

Fresh fruits and vegetables

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

                   

Bananas, per lb. (453.6 gm)

0.567 0.576 0.581 2.5 0.9 0.638 0.651 0.670 5.0 2.9

Oranges, Navel, per lb. (453.6 gm)

1.280 1.174       1.283 1.152 1.249 -2.7 8.4

Oranges, Valencia, per lb. (453.6 gm)

                   

Cherries, per lb. (453.6 gm)

                   

Grapefruit, per lb. (453.6 gm)

1.344         1.423        

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

2.919 2.519       3.001        

Lemons, per lb. (453.6 gm)

2.221         2.356 1.901      

Peaches, per lb. (453.6 gm)

                   

Pears, Anjou, per lb. (453.6 gm)

1.601                  

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

2.504 2.367       2.387 2.607      

Potatoes, white, per lb. (453.6 gm)

0.749         0.738        

Lettuce, iceberg, per lb. (453.6 gm)

1.213                  

Lettuce, romaine, per lb. (453.6 gm)

2.300         2.237        

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

1.947             2.365    

Broccoli, per lb. (453.6 gm)

2.042 1.971                

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)

2.426 2.437                

Processed fruits and vegetables

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

2.448 2.277 2.398 -2.0 5.3          

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

1.339 1.488       1.241        

Other foods at home

Sugar and sweets

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

0.591 0.621 0.640 8.3 3.1 0.663 0.684      

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

0.561 0.597 0.607 8.2 1.7          

Fats and oils

Margarine, stick, per lb. (453.6 gm)

                   

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

1.566         1.519        

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)

  4.334 4.396   1.4   4.850 4.755   -2.0

Other prepared foods

Potato chips, per 16 oz.

4.508 4.630 4.880 8.3 5.4 5.056 5.177 5.377 6.3 3.9

Alcoholic beverages at home

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

1.439 1.472 1.502 4.4 2.0 1.574 1.574      

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

11.875 12.346 12.294 3.5 -0.4 12.110 12.398      

Energy (residential)

Fuel oil #2 per gallon (3.785 liters)

3.103 2.405 2.044 -34.1 -15.0          

Utility (piped) gas per therm

1.034 1.034 1.028 -0.6 -0.6 1.122 1.180 1.219 8.6 3.3

Electricity per KWH

0.135 0.134 0.133 -1.5 -0.7 0.152 0.152 0.151 -0.7 -0.7

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

2.894 2.334 1.946 -32.8 -16.6 3.421 2.966 2.549 -25.5 -14.1

Gasoline, unleaded regular, per gallon/3.785 liters

2.835 2.267 1.876 -33.8 -17.2 3.373 2.910 2.490 -26.2 -14.4

Gasoline, unleaded midgrade, per gallon/3.785 liters

3.146 2.606 2.224 -29.3 -14.7 3.600 3.181 2.779 -22.8 -12.6

Gasoline, unleaded premium, per gallon/3.785 liters

3.382 2.893 2.527 -25.3 -12.7 3.682 3.251 2.847 -22.7 -12.4

Automotive diesel fuel, per gallon/3.785 liters

3.129 2.818 2.605 -16.7 -7.6 3.529 3.312 3.020 -14.4 -8.8

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.