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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2013
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2014
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2013
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Cereals and bakery products

 

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

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0.516 0.513 0.501 -2.9 -2.3
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0.525 0.529 0.499 -5.0 -5.7

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

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0.734 0.746 0.723 -1.5 -3.1
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0.748 0.745      

Spaghetti and macaroni, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.283 1.350 1.266 -1.3 -6.2
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    1.264    

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

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1.358 1.405 1.414 4.1 0.6
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1.345 1.410 1.373 2.1 -2.6

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

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1.976 2.065 2.001 1.3 -3.1
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1.971 2.082 1.984 0.7 -4.7

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

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3.690 3.333 3.295 -10.7 -1.1
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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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3.492 4.201 4.294 23.0 2.2
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3.456 4.360 4.372 26.5 0.3

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

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3.389 4.096 4.154 22.6 1.4
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3.274 3.957 4.049 23.7 2.3

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

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5.018 5.828 5.972 19.0 2.5
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5.191 6.139 6.237 20.2 1.6

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

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3.823 4.504 4.565 19.4 1.4
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3.831 4.548 4.582 19.6 0.7

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

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4.141 5.184 5.237 26.5 1.0
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4.233 5.005 5.108 20.7 2.1

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

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4.619 5.519 5.443 17.8 -1.4
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4.663 5.635 5.517 18.3 -2.1

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

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4.661 5.584 5.552 19.1 -0.6
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4.707 5.632 5.577 18.5 -1.0

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

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    5.336    

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

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4.821 5.738 5.686 17.9 -0.9
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4.729 5.611 5.582 18.0 -0.5

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

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4.709 6.026 6.068 28.9 0.7
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4.633 5.952 6.103 31.7 2.5

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

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4.872 5.950 6.015 23.5 1.1
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4.928 5.998 6.054 22.8 0.9

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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6.820 8.233 8.103 18.8 -1.6
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7.082 7.950 7.854 10.9 -1.2

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

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4.538 5.449 5.456 20.2 0.1
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4.601 5.593 5.388 17.1 -3.7

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

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6.363 7.397 7.404 16.4 0.1
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6.183 7.326 7.282 17.8 -0.6

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

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3.934 4.612 4.699 19.4 1.9
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3.474 4.577 4.572 31.6 -0.1

Pork

 

Bacon, sliced, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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5.708 5.953 5.759 0.9 -3.3
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5.787 5.910 5.740 -0.8 -2.9

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

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3.693 4.414 4.308 16.7 -2.4
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3.965 4.394 4.343 9.5 -1.2

Chops, boneless, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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3.997 4.500 4.605 15.2 2.3
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4.105 4.495 4.757 15.9 5.8

All Pork Chops, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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3.580 4.173 4.174 16.6 0.0
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3.704 4.103 4.168 12.5 1.6

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

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  2.857 2.796   -2.1
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Ham, boneless, excluding canned, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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4.167 4.629 4.639 11.3 0.2
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4.143 4.732 4.550 9.8 -3.8

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

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2.947 3.389 3.433 16.5 1.3
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3.020 3.407 3.381 12.0 -0.8

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

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2.599 3.148 3.120 20.0 -0.9
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2.391 2.935 2.931 22.6 -0.1

Other meats

 

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

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3.175 3.084 2.977 -6.2 -3.5
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3.575        

Poultry

 

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

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1.543 1.543 1.549 0.4 0.4
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1.432 1.445 1.479 3.3 2.4

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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3.652 3.481 3.486 -4.5 0.1
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3.422 3.395 3.312 -3.2 -2.4

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

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1.683 1.575 1.620 -3.7 2.9
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1.678 1.662 1.701 1.4 2.3

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

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  1.584 1.667   5.2
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Eggs

 

Eggs, grade A, large, per doz.

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1.925 1.970 1.951 1.4 -1.0
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1.986 2.049 2.030 2.2 -0.9
 

Dairy products

 

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

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3.462 3.732 3.766 8.8 0.9
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3.914 4.139 4.243 8.4 2.5

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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4.088 4.450 4.487 9.8 0.8
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  4.121 4.046   -1.8

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

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5.390 5.565 5.568 3.3 0.1
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5.120 5.360 5.192 1.4 -3.1

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

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4.945 4.987 4.884 -1.2 -2.1
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5.491 4.945 4.759 -13.3 -3.8
 

Fruits and vegetables

 

Fresh fruits and vegetables

 

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

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  1.403 1.364   -2.8
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  1.286 1.205   -6.3

Bananas, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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0.586 0.606 0.582 -0.7 -4.0
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0.558 0.572 0.566 1.4 -1.0

Oranges, Navel, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.328 1.486 1.508 13.6 1.5
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1.385 1.450 1.438 3.8 -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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1.153 1.224 1.370 18.8 11.9
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  1.252 1.331   6.3

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

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  2.173 2.429   11.8
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2.251 2.151 2.351 4.4 9.3

Lemons, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.728 2.355 2.327 34.7 -1.2
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1.575 2.149 1.949 23.7 -9.3

Peaches, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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  1.760      
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  1.744      

Pears, Anjou, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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

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  2.578 2.677   3.8
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  2.121 2.347   10.7

Potatoes, white, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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0.688 0.671 0.669 -2.8 -0.3
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0.681 0.661 0.666 -2.2 0.8

Lettuce, iceberg, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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  1.139 1.125   -1.2
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  1.332 1.335   0.2

Lettuce, romaine, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.630 1.658 1.753 7.5 5.7
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1.861        

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

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  1.546 1.695   9.6
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  1.703 1.596   -6.3

Broccoli, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.959 1.820 1.786 -8.8 -1.9
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2.066        

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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2.605 2.320 2.373 -8.9 2.3
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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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2.540 2.566 2.605 2.6 1.5
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2.192 2.627 2.629 19.9 0.1

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

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1.411 1.496 1.459 3.4 -2.5
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1.343 1.410 1.441 7.3 2.2
 

Other foods at home

 

Sugar and sweets

 

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

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0.628 0.608 0.616 -1.9 1.3
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0.650 0.612 0.653 0.5 6.7

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

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0.633 0.610 0.592 -6.5 -3.0
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0.622        

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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2.088 2.066 2.060 -1.3 -0.3
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Peanut butter, creamy, all sizes, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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2.789 2.550 2.606 -6.6 2.2
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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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5.149 5.215 5.032 -2.3 -3.5
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Other prepared foods

 

Potato chips, per 16 oz.

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4.576 4.357 4.328 -5.4 -0.7
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4.451 4.583 4.594 3.2 0.2

Alcoholic beverages at home

 

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

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1.310 1.189 1.336 2.0 12.4
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1.328 1.224 1.367 2.9 11.7

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

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11.050 10.757 12.283 11.2 14.2
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9.407 8.970 10.804 14.9 20.4
 

Energy (residential)

 

Fuel oil #2 per gallon (3.785 liters)

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3.684 3.642 3.515 -4.6 -3.5
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4.021 3.914 3.784 -5.9 -3.3

Utility (piped) gas per therm

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0.999 1.058 1.033 3.4 -2.4
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1.118 1.156 1.154 3.2 -0.2

Electricity per KWH

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0.132 0.141 0.136 3.0 -3.5
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0.115 0.125 0.119 3.5 -4.8

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

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3.434 3.463 3.241 -5.6 -6.4
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3.274 3.256 3.078 -6.0 -5.5

Gasoline, unleaded regular, per gallon/3.785 liters

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3.375 3.403 3.182 -5.7 -6.5
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3.205 3.190 3.011 -6.1 -5.6

Gasoline, unleaded midgrade, per gallon/3.785 liters

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3.544 3.605 3.389 -4.4 -6.0
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3.409 3.425 3.249 -4.7 -5.1

Gasoline, unleaded premium, per gallon/3.785 liters

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3.702 3.758 3.547 -4.2 -5.6
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3.574 3.595 3.431 -4.0 -4.6

Automotive diesel fuel, per gallon/3.785 liters

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3.888 3.801 3.676 -5.5 -3.3
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3.746 3.661 3.555 -5.1 -2.9

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.