Average Retail Food and Energy Prices, U.S. and Midwest Region

Average retail food and energy prices, U.S. city average and Midwest region
Item and unit U.S. city average
 
Midwest region (1)
 
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2015
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2015
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2014
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2015
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2014
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2015
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2015
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2015

Cereals and bakery products

 

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

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0.547 0.518 0.509 -6.9 -1.7
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0.535 0.453 0.448 -16.3 -1.1

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

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0.750 0.670 0.670 -10.7 0.0
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Spaghetti and macaroni, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.241 1.392 1.337 7.7 -4.0
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1.335 1.256 1.273 -4.6 1.4

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

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1.388 1.440 1.454 4.8 1.0
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1.335 1.296 1.313 -1.6 1.3

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

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2.092 2.042 2.008 -4.0 -1.7
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2.107 1.943 1.999 -5.1 2.9

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

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3.579 3.486 3.335 -6.8 -4.3
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  3.620 3.454   -4.6
 

Meats, poultry, fish and eggs

 

Beef and veal

 

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

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3.886 4.364 4.323 11.2 -0.9
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3.774 4.257 4.165 10.4 -2.2

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

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3.808 4.200 4.231 11.1 0.7
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3.409 3.761 3.770 10.6 0.2

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

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5.423 6.099 6.105 12.6 0.1
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All uncooked ground beef, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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4.226 4.677 4.681 10.8 0.1
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4.046 4.514 4.497 11.1 -0.4

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

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4.843 5.362 5.348 10.4 -0.3
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Chuck roast, USDA Choice, boneless, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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5.073 5.563 5.659 11.6 1.7
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5.028 5.481 5.467 8.7 -0.3

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

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5.160 5.736 5.644 9.4 -1.6
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5.144 5.859 5.797 12.7 -1.1

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

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

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5.374 5.872 5.864 9.1 -0.1
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5.183 5.721 5.703 10.0 -0.3

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

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5.522 6.209 6.157 11.5 -0.8
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5.458 6.043 5.992 9.8 -0.8

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

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5.565 6.085 6.155 10.6 1.2
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Steak, sirloin, graded and ungraded, excluding USDA Prime and Choice, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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

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7.356 8.372 8.329 13.2 -0.5
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6.802 7.874 8.127 19.5 3.2

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

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5.221 5.595 5.654 8.3 1.1
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4.965 5.284 5.470 10.2 3.5

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

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6.974 7.661 7.684 10.2 0.3
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6.848 7.344 7.394 8.0 0.7

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

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4.433 4.709 4.702 6.1 -0.1
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4.184 4.477 4.609 10.2 2.9

Pork

 

Bacon, sliced, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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5.690 5.367 5.211 -8.4 -2.9
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5.360 4.940 4.801 -10.4 -2.8

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

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4.200 4.224 4.141 -1.4 -2.0
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  4.063 4.018   -1.1

Chops, boneless, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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4.363 4.196 4.227 -3.1 0.7
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4.297 4.285 4.343 1.1 1.4

All Pork Chops, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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4.044 3.867 3.813 -5.7 -1.4
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3.999 3.983 3.923 -1.9 -1.5

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

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  2.373 2.141   -9.8
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Ham, boneless, excluding canned, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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4.131 4.314 4.114 -0.4 -4.6
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3.731 3.979 3.899 4.5 -2.0

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

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2.847 3.176 2.971 4.4 -6.5
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2.615 3.021 2.913 11.4 -3.6

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

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2.904 2.904 2.836 -2.3 -2.3
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3.126 3.064 2.946 -5.8 -3.9

Other meats

 

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

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3.013 2.956 2.980 -1.1 0.8
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  2.674 2.933   9.7

Poultry

 

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

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1.530 1.545 1.539 0.6 -0.4
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1.487 1.479 1.422 -4.4 -3.9

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

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

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3.392 3.522 3.504 3.3 -0.5
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3.578 3.600 3.604 0.7 0.1

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

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1.538 1.588 1.609 4.6 1.3
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1.406 1.349 1.342 -4.6 -0.5

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

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1.610 1.503 1.487 -7.6 -1.1
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1.841 1.497 1.489 -19.1 -0.5

Eggs

 

Eggs, grade A, large, per doz.

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2.119 2.133 2.065 -2.5 -3.2
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1.955 2.019 1.869 -4.4 -7.4
 

Dairy products

 

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

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3.687 3.463 3.397 -7.9 -1.9
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3.382 2.983 2.871 -15.1 -3.8

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

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American processed cheese, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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4.535 4.558 4.543 0.2 -0.3
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4.359 4.320 4.296 -1.4 -0.6

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

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5.733 5.384 5.384 -6.1 0.0
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6.252 5.903 5.903 -5.6 0.0

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

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5.011 4.889 4.791 -4.4 -2.0
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4.708 4.768 4.596 -2.4 -3.6
 

Fruits and vegetables

 

Fresh fruits and vegetables

 

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

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1.356 1.265 1.245 -8.2 -1.6
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Bananas, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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0.597 0.593 0.597 0.0 0.7
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0.540 0.555 0.553 2.4 -0.4

Oranges, Navel, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.261 1.201 1.165 -7.6 -3.0
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1.306 1.174 1.165 -10.8 -0.8

Oranges, Valencia, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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Cherries, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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Grapefruit, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.021 0.970 1.067 4.5 10.0
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0.975 0.793 0.823 -15.6 3.8

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

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3.059 2.653 2.737 -10.5 3.2
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2.867 1.996 2.136 -25.5 7.0

Lemons, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.743 1.664 1.750 0.4 5.2
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1.728 1.540 1.595 -7.7 3.6

Peaches, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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Pears, Anjou, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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

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1.713 1.664 1.852 8.1 11.3
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1.642 1.408 1.924 17.2 36.6

Potatoes, white, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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0.672 0.639 0.645 -4.0 0.9
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0.572 0.552 0.548 -4.2 -0.7

Lettuce, iceberg, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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0.896 1.050 0.993 10.8 -5.4
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0.720 0.964 0.864 20.0 -10.4

Lettuce, romaine, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.569 2.007 1.868 19.1 -6.9
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Tomatoes, field grown, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.622 1.819 1.847 13.9 1.5
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1.328 1.563 1.450 9.2 -7.2

Broccoli, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.739 1.704 1.830 5.2 7.4
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1.717 1.462 1.539 -10.4 5.3

Cabbage, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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Carrots, short trimmed and topped, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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Celery, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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Peppers, sweet, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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2.399 2.355 2.475 3.2 5.1
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Processed fruits and vegetables

 

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

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2.426 2.678 2.662 9.7 -0.6
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2.446 2.544 2.523 3.1 -0.8

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

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1.481 1.472 1.510 2.0 2.6
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Other foods at home

 

Sugar and sweets

 

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

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0.599 0.660 0.663 10.7 0.5
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0.546 0.595 0.598 9.5 0.5

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

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0.612 0.653 0.662 8.2 1.4
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Fats and oils

 

Margarine, stick, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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

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2.072 1.975 2.006 -3.2 1.6
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Peanut butter, creamy, all sizes, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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2.666 2.617 2.557 -4.1 -2.3
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Nonalcoholic beverages

 

Cola, nondiet, per 2 liters (67.6 oz) (2)

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Coffee, 100%, ground roast, all sizes, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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5.204 4.827 4.990 -4.1 3.4
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Other prepared foods

 

Potato chips, per 16 oz.

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4.419 4.400 4.412 -0.2 0.3
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4.031 4.404 4.505 11.8 2.3

Alcoholic beverages at home

 

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

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1.331 1.318 1.365 2.6 3.6
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1.183 1.242 1.236 4.5 -0.5

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

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12.303 12.370 14.099 14.6 14.0
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11.166 10.808 10.861 -2.7 0.5
 

Energy (residential)

 

Fuel oil #2 per gallon (3.785 liters)

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3.830 3.019 2.755 -28.1 -8.7
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3.768 2.748 2.652 -29.6 -3.5

Utility (piped) gas per therm

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1.137 0.985 0.947 -16.7 -3.9
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1.019 0.840 0.769 -24.5 -8.5

Electricity per KWH

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0.131 0.136 0.137 4.6 0.7
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0.123 0.129 0.129 4.9 0.0

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

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3.717 2.544 2.545 -31.5 0.0
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3.754 2.470 2.495 -33.5 1.0

Gasoline, unleaded regular, per gallon/3.785 liters

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3.659 2.483 2.485 -32.1 0.1
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3.695 2.418 2.443 -33.9 1.0

Gasoline, unleaded midgrade, per gallon/3.785 liters

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3.830 2.720 2.717 -29.1 -0.1
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3.847 2.595 2.620 -31.9 1.0

Gasoline, unleaded premium, per gallon/3.785 liters

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3.986 2.867 2.868 -28.0 0.0
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4.056 2.803 2.833 -30.2 1.1

Automotive diesel fuel, per gallon/3.785 liters

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3.969 2.933 2.840 -28.4 -3.2
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3.975 2.814 2.706 -31.9 -3.8

Footnotes
(1) Midwest region: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.
(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.