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

Average retail food and energy prices, U.S. city average and Northeast region
Item and unit U.S. city average
 
Northeast 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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Cereals and bakery products

 

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

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0.555 0.545 0.525 -5.4 -3.7
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0.670 0.610 0.626 -6.6 2.6

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

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0.732 0.692 0.689 -5.9 -0.4
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Spaghetti and macaroni, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.265 1.264 1.319 4.3 4.4
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Bread, white, pan, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.388 1.479 1.435 3.4 -3.0
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1.399 1.618 1.472 5.2 -9.0

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

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2.068 1.948 2.024 -2.1 3.9
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Cookies, chocolate chip, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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3.329 3.428 3.477 4.4 1.4
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Meats, poultry, fish and eggs

 

Beef and veal

 

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

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3.733 4.375 4.403 17.9 0.6
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3.621 4.319 4.281 18.2 -0.9

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

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3.555 4.235 4.238 19.2 0.1
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3.961 4.230 4.247 7.2 0.4

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

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5.189 6.032 6.184 19.2 2.5
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All uncooked ground beef, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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4.038 4.675 4.708 16.6 0.7
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4.311 4.746 4.740 10.0 -0.1

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

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4.648 5.335 5.310 14.2 -0.5
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Chuck roast, USDA Choice, boneless, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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4.940 5.624 5.546 12.3 -1.4
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Round roast, USDA Choice, boneless, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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5.046 5.620 5.657 12.1 0.7
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4.927 5.472 5.691 15.5 4.0

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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5.221 5.838 5.844 11.9 0.1
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5.433 5.978 6.098 12.2 2.0

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

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5.284 6.052 6.180 17.0 2.1
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5.231 5.924 6.202 18.6 4.7

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

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5.244 6.161 6.024 14.9 -2.2
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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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6.966 8.080 8.194 17.6 1.4
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8.149 9.280 9.239 13.4 -0.4

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

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4.930 5.712 5.552 12.6 -2.8
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All Uncooked Beef Steaks, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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6.556 7.530 7.569 15.5 0.5
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6.560 7.973 7.966 21.4 -0.1

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

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4.278 4.734 4.684 9.5 -1.1
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5.013 4.941 4.773 -4.8 -3.4

Pork

 

Bacon, sliced, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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5.461 5.589 5.472 0.2 -2.1
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5.532 6.058 5.872 6.1 -3.1

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

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3.669 4.167 4.138 12.8 -0.7
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3.187 3.766 4.173 30.9 10.8

Chops, boneless, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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4.097 4.484 4.468 9.1 -0.4
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4.025 4.462 4.381 8.8 -1.8

All Pork Chops, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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3.659 3.988 3.962 8.3 -0.7
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3.312 3.768 3.873 16.9 2.8

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

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2.358 2.521 2.484 5.3 -1.5
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Ham, boneless, excluding canned, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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4.110 4.405 4.428 7.7 0.5
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4.550 4.639 4.819 5.9 3.9

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

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2.825 3.211 3.221 14.0 0.3
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2.567 3.001 2.994 16.6 -0.2

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

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2.607 2.991 2.928 12.3 -2.1
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2.528 2.874 2.825 11.7 -1.7

Other meats

 

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

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3.106 2.957 3.038 -2.2 2.7
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Poultry

 

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

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1.504 1.546 1.550 3.1 0.3
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1.614 1.847 1.786 10.7 -3.3

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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3.384 3.438 3.511 3.8 2.1
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3.183 3.705 3.838 20.6 3.6

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

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1.579 1.584 1.581 0.1 -0.2
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Turkey, frozen, whole, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.699 1.445 1.480 -12.9 2.4
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Eggs

 

Eggs, grade A, large, per doz.

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1.998 2.113 2.088 4.5 -1.2
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Dairy products

 

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

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3.561 3.758 3.496 -1.8 -7.0
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  3.888 3.670   -5.6

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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4.286 4.944 4.598 7.3 -7.0
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  5.069 5.089   0.4

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

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5.543 5.401 5.480 -1.1 1.5
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6.168 5.631 5.586 -9.4 -0.8

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

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4.979 5.089 4.955 -0.5 -2.6
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4.691 5.165 4.852 3.4 -6.1
 

Fruits and vegetables

 

Fresh fruits and vegetables

 

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

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1.309 1.345 1.350 3.1 0.4
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Bananas, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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0.599 0.583 0.591 -1.3 1.4
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0.632 0.538 0.567 -10.3 5.4

Oranges, Navel, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.146 1.195 1.185 3.4 -0.8
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1.347 1.259 1.266 -6.0 0.6

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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1.002 1.037 1.026 2.4 -1.1
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1.094 1.074 0.998 -8.8 -7.1

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

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2.872 3.209 3.006 4.7 -6.3
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2.920 3.318 3.095 6.0 -6.7

Lemons, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.667 1.860 1.868 12.1 0.4
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  2.050 2.206   7.6

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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2.112 2.454 2.090 -1.0 -14.8
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2.269 2.612 2.238 -1.4 -14.3

Potatoes, white, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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0.684 0.668 0.646 -5.6 -3.3
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0.758 0.766 0.720 -5.0 -6.0

Lettuce, iceberg, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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0.919 1.174 1.138 23.8 -3.1
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Lettuce, romaine, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.510 2.047 2.195 45.4 7.2
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Tomatoes, field grown, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.672 2.089 1.849 10.6 -11.5
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  2.374 1.907   -19.7

Broccoli, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.774 1.729 1.842 3.8 6.5
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Cabbage, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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

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0.757        
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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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2.523 2.427 2.196 -13.0 -9.5
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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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2.430 2.732 2.734 12.5 0.1
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Beans, dried, any type, all sizes, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.487 1.452 1.484 -0.2 2.2
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Other foods at home

 

Sugar and sweets

 

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

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0.615 0.644 0.659 7.2 2.3
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Sugar, white, 33-80 oz. pkg, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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0.632 0.626 0.649 2.7 3.7
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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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2.089 1.966 1.972 -5.6 0.3
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Peanut butter, creamy, all sizes, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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2.722 2.911 2.623 -3.6 -9.9
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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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5.002 4.738 4.910 -1.8 3.6
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Other prepared foods

 

Potato chips, per 16 oz.

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4.411 4.263 4.298 -2.6 0.8
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4.531 4.417 4.462 -1.5 1.0

Alcoholic beverages at home

 

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

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1.333 1.295 1.287 -3.5 -0.6
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1.313 1.350 1.330 1.3 -1.5

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

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12.152 12.912 12.370 1.8 -4.2
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14.450 12.909 13.077 -9.5 1.3
 

Energy (residential)

 

Fuel oil #2 per gallon (3.785 liters)

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4.072 2.811 2.864 -29.7 1.9
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4.081 2.832 2.860 -29.9 1.0

Utility (piped) gas per therm

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1.078 1.036 1.007 -6.6 -2.8
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1.201 1.113 1.084 -9.7 -2.6

Electricity per KWH

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0.134 0.138 0.138 3.0 0.0
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0.169 0.181 0.184 8.9 1.7

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

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3.422 2.170 2.308 -32.6 6.4
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3.567 2.360 2.340 -34.4 -0.8

Gasoline, unleaded regular, per gallon/3.785 liters

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3.364 2.110 2.249 -33.1 6.6
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3.507 2.293 2.278 -35.0 -0.7

Gasoline, unleaded midgrade, per gallon/3.785 liters

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3.528 2.340 2.477 -29.8 5.9
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3.715 2.600 2.537 -31.7 -2.4

Gasoline, unleaded premium, per gallon/3.785 liters

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3.694 2.497 2.621 -29.0 5.0
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3.857 2.731 2.676 -30.6 -2.0

Automotive diesel fuel, per gallon/3.785 liters

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3.947 2.964 2.875 -27.2 -3.0
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4.340 3.180 3.071 -29.2 -3.4

Footnotes
(1) Northeast region: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont.
(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.