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

Average retail food and energy prices, U.S. city average and South region
Item and unit U.S. city average
 
South region (1)
 
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2014
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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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0.513 0.515 0.511 -0.4 -0.8
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0.490 0.505 0.500 2.0 -1.0

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

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0.735 0.717 0.700 -4.8 -2.4
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0.743   0.696 -6.3  

Spaghetti and macaroni, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.263 1.245 1.164 -7.8 -6.5
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  1.285 1.283   -0.2

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

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1.385 1.420 1.466 5.8 3.2
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1.357 1.393 1.435 5.7 3.0

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

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2.076 1.921 1.994 -3.9 3.8
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2.040 2.004 2.049 0.4 2.2

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

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3.492 3.641 3.498 0.2 -3.9
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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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3.585 4.260 4.217 17.6 -1.0
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3.593 4.235 4.214 17.3 -0.5

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

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3.460 4.201 4.156 20.1 -1.1
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3.368 4.080 4.046 20.1 -0.8

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

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5.057 6.043 6.078 20.2 0.6
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5.115 6.224 6.332 23.8 1.7

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

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3.895 4.593 4.598 18.0 0.1
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3.902 4.583 4.628 18.6 1.0

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

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4.211 5.253 5.368 27.5 2.2
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4.299 5.082 5.222 21.5 2.8

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

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4.716 5.526 5.682 20.5 2.8
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4.816 5.457 5.735 19.1 5.1

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

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4.630 5.623 5.661 22.3 0.7
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4.679 5.747 5.782 23.6 0.6

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

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  5.605 5.631   0.5

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

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4.905 5.776 5.854 19.3 1.4
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4.829 5.593 5.712 18.3 2.1

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

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5.006 6.157 6.261 25.1 1.7
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5.195 6.335 6.303 21.3 -0.5

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

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4.955 5.941 6.162 24.4 3.7
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4.931 6.140 6.130 24.3 -0.2

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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6.776 8.277 8.147 20.2 -1.6
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7.039 8.040 7.772 10.4 -3.3

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

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4.643 5.546 5.652 21.7 1.9
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4.815 5.770 5.841 21.3 1.2

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

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6.344 7.473 7.541 18.9 0.9
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6.377 7.447 7.436 16.6 -0.1

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

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4.168 4.679 4.757 14.1 1.7
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3.529 4.494 4.580 29.8 1.9

Pork

 

Bacon, sliced, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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5.544 5.574 5.531 -0.2 -0.8
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5.697 5.593 5.705 0.1 2.0

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

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3.921 4.389 4.261 8.7 -2.9
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4.018 4.562 4.262 6.1 -6.6

Chops, boneless, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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3.952 4.522 4.534 14.7 0.3
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3.938 4.486 4.537 15.2 1.1

All Pork Chops, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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3.731 4.100 4.056 8.7 -1.1
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3.679 4.060 3.942 7.1 -2.9

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

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2.158 2.687 2.358 9.3 -12.2
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Ham, boneless, excluding canned, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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4.062 4.479 4.346 7.0 -3.0
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4.061 4.578 4.645 14.4 1.5

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

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2.725 3.331 3.217 18.1 -3.4
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2.818 3.380 3.342 18.6 -1.1

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

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2.618 3.076 3.019 15.3 -1.9
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2.412 2.891 2.791 15.7 -3.5

Other meats

 

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

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3.016 2.974 3.005 -0.4 1.0
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3.402        

Poultry

 

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

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1.520 1.533 1.541 1.4 0.5
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1.430 1.445 1.500 4.9 3.8

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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3.460 3.527 3.482 0.6 -1.3
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3.469 3.365 3.233 -6.8 -3.9

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

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1.591 1.629 1.609 1.1 -1.2
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1.679 1.732 1.709 1.8 -1.3

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

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1.650 1.425 1.331 -19.3 -6.6
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1.312        

Eggs

 

Eggs, grade A, large, per doz.

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2.026 2.032 2.210 9.1 8.8
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2.096 2.076 2.242 7.0 8.0
 

Dairy products

 

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

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3.501 3.858 3.820 9.1 -1.0
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3.875 4.192 4.153 7.2 -0.9

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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4.345 4.870 4.713 8.5 -3.2
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  4.085 4.044   -1.0

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

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5.386 5.419 5.438 1.0 0.4
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4.977 5.346 5.455 9.6 2.0

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

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4.975 4.863 5.041 1.3 3.7
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5.315 4.941 5.049 -5.0 2.2
 

Fruits and vegetables

 

Fresh fruits and vegetables

 

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

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1.343 1.333 1.290 -3.9 -3.2
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1.367 1.185 1.154 -15.6 -2.6

Bananas, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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0.592 0.592 0.585 -1.2 -1.2
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0.551 0.570 0.570 3.4 0.0

Oranges, Navel, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.129 1.352 1.246 10.4 -7.8
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1.196 1.288 1.223 2.3 -5.0

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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1.066 1.157 1.095 2.7 -5.4
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0.964 1.165 1.042 8.1 -10.6

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

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2.568 2.568 2.959 15.2 15.2
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2.548 2.404 2.704 6.1 12.5

Lemons, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.632 2.067 1.966 20.5 -4.9
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1.578 1.851 1.946 23.3 5.1

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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2.865 2.846 3.563 24.4 25.2
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  2.559 3.008   17.5

Potatoes, white, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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0.667 0.641 0.636 -4.6 -0.8
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0.650 0.621 0.618 -4.9 -0.5

Lettuce, iceberg, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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0.990 1.264 1.107 11.8 -12.4
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1.313 1.402 1.284 -2.2 -8.4

Lettuce, romaine, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.701 1.936 1.826 7.3 -5.7
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2.136        

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

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1.727 1.948 2.189 26.8 12.4
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1.735 1.766 1.891 9.0 7.1

Broccoli, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.810 1.732 1.669 -7.8 -3.6
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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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0.738        
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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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2.667 2.350 2.616 -1.9 11.3
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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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2.431 2.646 2.651 9.0 0.2
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2.200 2.724 2.783 26.5 2.2

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

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1.452 1.464 1.476 1.7 0.8
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1.352 1.424 1.439 6.4 1.1
 

Other foods at home

 

Sugar and sweets

 

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

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0.592 0.612 0.614 3.7 0.3
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0.598 0.650 0.639 6.9 -1.7

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

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0.587 0.582 0.583 -0.7 0.2
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0.565        

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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2.069 1.935 1.963 -5.1 1.4
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Peanut butter, creamy, all sizes, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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2.602 2.739 2.699 3.7 -1.5
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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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4.948 4.713 4.590 -7.2 -2.6
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Other prepared foods

 

Potato chips, per 16 oz.

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4.536 4.247 4.270 -5.9 0.5
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4.453 4.593 4.572 2.7 -0.5

Alcoholic beverages at home

 

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

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1.331 1.235 1.349 1.4 9.2
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1.392 1.256 1.374 -1.3 9.4

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

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11.906 10.694 14.420 21.1 34.8
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10.658 9.142 9.669 -9.3 5.8
 

Energy (residential)

 

Fuel oil #2 per gallon (3.785 liters)

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3.772 3.384 3.138 -16.8 -7.3
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4.070 3.508 3.312 -18.6 -5.6

Utility (piped) gas per therm

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0.998 1.035 1.060 6.2 2.4
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1.122 1.144 1.159 3.3 1.3

Electricity per KWH

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0.131 0.134 0.135 3.1 0.7
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0.113 0.116 0.118 4.4 1.7

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

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3.333 2.945 2.618 -21.5 -11.1
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3.221 2.786 2.482 -22.9 -10.9

Gasoline, unleaded regular, per gallon/3.785 liters

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3.277 2.887 2.560 -21.9 -11.3
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3.152 2.727 2.422 -23.2 -11.2

Gasoline, unleaded midgrade, per gallon/3.785 liters

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3.433 3.114 2.781 -19.0 -10.7
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3.364 2.965 2.660 -20.9 -10.3

Gasoline, unleaded premium, per gallon/3.785 liters

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3.604 3.262 2.940 -18.4 -9.9
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3.526 3.149 2.845 -19.3 -9.7

Automotive diesel fuel, per gallon/3.785 liters

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3.852 3.615 3.406 -11.6 -5.8
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3.747 3.427 3.236 -13.6 -5.6

Footnotes
(1) South region: Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia.
(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.