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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2015
Jun.
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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0.532 0.520 0.519 -2.4 -0.2
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0.539 0.540 0.544 0.9 0.7

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

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0.742 0.676 0.691 -6.9 2.2
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0.766 0.687      

Spaghetti and macaroni, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.267 1.335 1.360 7.3 1.9
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  1.318 1.335   1.3

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

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1.400 1.463 1.467 4.8 0.3
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1.399 1.450 1.415 1.1 -2.4

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

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2.027 2.041 1.957 -3.5 -4.1
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1.956 2.068 1.826 -6.6 -11.7

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

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3.324 3.212 3.286 -1.1 2.3
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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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3.907 4.308 4.324 10.7 0.4
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3.998 4.341 4.295 7.4 -1.1

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

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3.880 4.136 4.221 8.8 2.1
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3.809 4.063 3.996 4.9 -1.6

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

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5.484 6.195 6.111 11.4 -1.4
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5.948 6.292      

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

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4.237 4.653 4.676 10.4 0.5
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4.305 4.704 4.688 8.9 -0.3

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

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4.715 5.295 5.327 13.0 0.6
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4.721 5.299 5.413 14.7 2.2

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

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5.100 5.700 5.704 11.8 0.1
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5.183 5.843 5.814 12.2 -0.5

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

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5.004 5.653 5.638 12.7 -0.3
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5.030 5.669 5.843 16.2 3.1

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

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  5.660 5.658   0.0

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

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5.299 5.915 5.927 11.9 0.2
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5.218 5.797 5.900 13.1 1.8

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

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5.495 6.185 6.183 12.5 0.0
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5.468 6.475 6.181 13.0 -4.5

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

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5.539 6.013 5.931 7.1 -1.4
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5.661 6.263 6.170 9.0 -1.5

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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7.689 8.816 8.842 15.0 0.3
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7.640 8.191 8.665 13.4 5.8

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

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5.023 5.581 5.700 13.5 2.1
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5.020 5.655      

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

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6.974 7.773 7.917 13.5 1.9
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6.868 7.689 7.902 15.1 2.8

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

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4.245 4.590 4.696 10.6 2.3
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4.131 4.472 4.448 7.7 -0.5

Pork

 

Bacon, sliced, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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6.106 4.940 5.059 -17.1 2.4
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6.171 5.119 5.418 -12.2 5.8

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

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4.165 4.132 3.965 -4.8 -4.0
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4.257 4.031 4.293 0.8 6.5

Chops, boneless, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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4.404 4.273 4.326 -1.8 1.2
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4.586 4.347 4.417 -3.7 1.6

All Pork Chops, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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4.024 3.786 3.824 -5.0 1.0
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4.032 3.588 3.752 -6.9 4.6

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

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  2.130      
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Ham, boneless, excluding canned, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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4.275 4.164 4.105 -4.0 -1.4
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4.253 4.251 4.163 -2.1 -2.1

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

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3.020 3.045 3.020 0.0 -0.8
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2.982 3.008 3.000 0.6 -0.3

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

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3.054 2.804 2.784 -8.8 -0.7
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2.887 2.666 2.608 -9.7 -2.2

Other meats

 

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

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2.905 2.846 2.799 -3.6 -1.7
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    3.066    

Poultry

 

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

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1.503 1.483 1.515 0.8 2.2
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1.428 1.390 1.452 1.7 4.5

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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3.504 3.408 3.388 -3.3 -0.6
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3.243 3.291 3.336 2.9 1.4

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

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1.548 1.552 1.622 4.8 4.5
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1.606 1.609 1.625 1.2 1.0

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

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1.606 1.527 1.541 -4.0 0.9
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  1.516 1.500   -1.1

Eggs

 

Eggs, grade A, large, per doz.

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1.948 1.962 2.570 31.9 31.0
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2.136 2.080 2.678 25.4 28.8
 

Dairy products

 

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

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3.626 3.387 3.366 -7.2 -0.6
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4.119 3.758 3.868 -6.1 2.9

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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4.412 4.417 4.265 -3.3 -3.4
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4.124 3.932 3.761 -8.8 -4.3

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

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5.560 5.312 5.256 -5.5 -1.1
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5.339 4.916 4.983 -6.7 1.4

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

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4.691 4.696 4.620 -1.5 -1.6
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4.824 4.628 4.520 -6.3 -2.3
 

Fruits and vegetables

 

Fresh fruits and vegetables

 

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

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1.393 1.301 1.357 -2.6 4.3
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1.324 1.212 1.281 -3.2 5.7

Bananas, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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0.607 0.582 0.574 -5.4 -1.4
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0.563 0.575 0.574 2.0 -0.2

Oranges, Navel, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.299 1.208 1.274 -1.9 5.5
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1.216 1.126 1.251 2.9 11.1

Oranges, Valencia, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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Cherries, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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    3.885    
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Grapefruit, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.075 1.070 1.105 2.8 3.3
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1.044 1.041 1.102 5.6 5.9

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

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2.465 3.001 2.515 2.0 -16.2
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2.546 2.979 2.552 0.2 -14.3

Lemons, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.867 1.874 2.127 13.9 13.5
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1.756 1.897 2.074 18.1 9.3

Peaches, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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2.238   2.069 -7.6  
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2.277   2.052 -9.9  

Pears, Anjou, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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

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1.838 2.087 1.735 -5.6 -16.9
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1.587 1.880 1.647 3.8 -12.4

Potatoes, white, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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0.685 0.646 0.647 -5.5 0.2
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0.674 0.645 0.646 -4.2 0.2

Lettuce, iceberg, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.121 1.055 1.074 -4.2 1.8
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1.308 1.139 1.190 -9.0 4.5

Lettuce, romaine, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.790 1.904 1.977 10.4 3.8
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Tomatoes, field grown, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.675 1.740 1.708 2.0 -1.8
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1.790 1.814 1.696 -5.3 -6.5

Broccoli, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.774 1.668 1.871 5.5 12.2
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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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Celery, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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Peppers, sweet, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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2.594 2.482 2.190 -15.6 -11.8
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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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2.510 2.709 2.680 6.8 -1.1
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2.634        

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

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1.476 1.486 1.486 0.7 0.0
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1.375 1.466 1.506 9.5 2.7
 

Other foods at home

 

Sugar and sweets

 

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

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0.610 0.660 0.646 5.9 -2.1
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0.624 0.687 0.680 9.0 -1.0

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

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0.627 0.648 0.635 1.3 -2.0
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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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2.085 2.004 1.939 -7.0 -3.2
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Peanut butter, creamy, all sizes, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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2.474 2.624 2.740 10.8 4.4
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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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4.670 4.715 4.686 0.3 -0.6
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Other prepared foods

 

Potato chips, per 16 oz.

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4.350 4.427 4.442 2.1 0.3
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4.624 4.695 4.536 -1.9 -3.4

Alcoholic beverages at home

 

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

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1.342 1.290 1.357 1.1 5.2
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1.370 1.272 1.384 1.0 8.8

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

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12.082 11.410 13.714 13.5 20.2
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10.369 9.225 10.032 -3.3 8.7
 

Energy (residential)

 

Fuel oil #2 per gallon (3.785 liters)

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3.779 2.788 2.743 -27.4 -1.6
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4.022 2.966 2.975 -26.0 0.3

Utility (piped) gas per therm

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1.088 0.930 0.942 -13.4 1.3
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1.197 1.014 1.019 -14.9 0.5

Electricity per KWH

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0.143 0.137 0.143 0.0 4.4
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0.126 0.117 0.123 -2.4 5.1

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

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3.750 2.832 2.889 -23.0 2.0
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3.541 2.543 2.644 -25.3 4.0

Gasoline, unleaded regular, per gallon/3.785 liters

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3.695 2.775 2.832 -23.4 2.1
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3.478 2.484 2.589 -25.6 4.2

Gasoline, unleaded midgrade, per gallon/3.785 liters

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3.881 2.968 3.047 -21.5 2.7
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3.706 2.714 2.814 -24.1 3.7

Gasoline, unleaded premium, per gallon/3.785 liters

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4.027 3.166 3.218 -20.1 1.6
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3.865 2.897 2.999 -22.4 3.5

Automotive diesel fuel, per gallon/3.785 liters

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3.919 2.906 2.910 -25.7 0.1
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3.784 2.758 2.759 -27.1 0.0

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.