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

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

Cereals and bakery products

 

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

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0.532 0.509 0.520 -2.3 2.2
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0.487 0.500 0.511 4.9 2.2

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

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0.739 0.670 0.676 -8.5 0.9
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0.734 0.683 0.692 -5.7 1.3

Spaghetti and macaroni, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.301 1.337 1.335 2.6 -0.1
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1.180 1.227 1.229 4.2 0.2

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

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1.401 1.454 1.463 4.4 0.6
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1.495 1.539 1.544 3.3 0.3

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

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2.016 2.008 2.041 1.2 1.6
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Cookies, chocolate chip, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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3.391 3.335 3.212 -5.3 -3.7
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  3.064 2.790   -8.9
 

Meats, poultry, fish and eggs

 

Beef and veal

 

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

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3.849 4.323 4.308 11.9 -0.3
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Ground beef, 100% beef, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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3.856 4.231 4.136 7.3 -2.2
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4.229 4.582 4.357 3.0 -4.9

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

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5.356 6.105 6.195 15.7 1.5
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5.364 6.133 6.496 21.1 5.9

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

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4.213 4.681 4.653 10.4 -0.6
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4.328 4.777 4.756 9.9 -0.4

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

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4.763 5.348 5.295 11.2 -1.0
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Chuck roast, USDA Choice, boneless, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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5.014 5.659 5.700 13.7 0.7
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4.546 5.559 5.617 23.6 1.0

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

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5.166 5.644 5.653 9.4 0.2
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5.093 5.522 5.719 12.3 3.6

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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5.339 5.864 5.915 10.8 0.9
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5.425 6.119 6.047 11.5 -1.2

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

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5.629 6.157 6.185 9.9 0.5
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5.396 6.139 6.102 13.1 -0.6

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

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5.522 6.155 6.013 8.9 -2.3
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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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7.588 8.329 8.816 16.2 5.8
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7.201 7.886 8.691 20.7 10.2

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

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5.119 5.654 5.581 9.0 -1.3
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All Uncooked Beef Steaks, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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6.941 7.684 7.773 12.0 1.2
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7.135 7.722 7.823 9.6 1.3

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

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4.438 4.702 4.590 3.4 -2.4
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4.733 5.100 4.663 -1.5 -8.6

Pork

 

Bacon, sliced, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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6.048 5.211 4.940 -18.3 -5.2
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6.391 5.000 4.732 -26.0 -5.4

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

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4.308 4.141 4.132 -4.1 -0.2
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4.699 4.406 4.415 -6.0 0.2

Chops, boneless, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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4.444 4.227 4.273 -3.8 1.1
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4.328 4.095 4.015 -7.2 -2.0

All Pork Chops, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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4.106 3.813 3.786 -7.8 -0.7
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4.385 4.101 4.029 -8.1 -1.8

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

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2.296 2.141 2.130 -7.2 -0.5
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Ham, boneless, excluding canned, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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4.198 4.114 4.164 -0.8 1.2
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4.322 4.443 4.234 -2.0 -4.7

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

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2.976 2.971 3.045 2.3 2.5
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3.531 3.447 3.321 -5.9 -3.7

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

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2.963 2.836 2.804 -5.4 -1.1
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3.321 3.234 3.095 -6.8 -4.3

Other meats

 

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

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3.011 2.980 2.846 -5.5 -4.5
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Poultry

 

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

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1.556 1.539 1.483 -4.7 -3.6
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1.704 1.617 1.553 -8.9 -4.0

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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3.474 3.504 3.408 -1.9 -2.7
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3.304 3.470 3.386 2.5 -2.4

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

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1.559 1.609 1.552 -0.4 -3.5
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1.480 1.506 1.382 -6.6 -8.2

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

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1.602 1.487 1.527 -4.7 2.7
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Eggs

 

Eggs, grade A, large, per doz.

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1.996 2.065 1.962 -1.7 -5.0
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Dairy products

 

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

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3.735 3.397 3.387 -9.3 -0.3
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3.382 3.218 3.150 -6.9 -2.1

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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4.515 4.543 4.417 -2.2 -2.8
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  4.877 4.577   -6.2

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

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5.586 5.384 5.312 -4.9 -1.3
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5.486 5.045 5.072 -7.5 0.5

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

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4.911 4.791 4.696 -4.4 -2.0
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5.439 4.861 4.964 -8.7 2.1
 

Fruits and vegetables

 

Fresh fruits and vegetables

 

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

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1.393 1.245 1.301 -6.6 4.5
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1.253 1.230      

Bananas, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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0.603 0.597 0.582 -3.5 -2.5
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0.690 0.678 0.652 -5.5 -3.8

Oranges, Navel, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.342 1.165 1.208 -10.0 3.7
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1.395 1.123 1.178 -15.6 4.9

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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1.006 1.067 1.070 6.4 0.3
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1.086 1.015 0.988 -9.0 -2.7

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

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3.158 2.737 3.001 -5.0 9.6
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3.403 3.171 2.935 -13.8 -7.4

Lemons, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.818 1.750 1.874 3.1 7.1
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2.130 1.627 1.753 -17.7 7.7

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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1.892 1.852 2.087 10.3 12.7
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2.052 1.842 2.067 0.7 12.2

Potatoes, white, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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0.678 0.645 0.646 -4.7 0.2
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0.656 0.669 0.594 -9.5 -11.2

Lettuce, iceberg, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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0.993 0.993 1.055 6.2 6.2
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0.835        

Lettuce, romaine, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.600 1.868 1.904 19.0 1.9
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1.461 1.680 1.787 22.3 6.4

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

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1.629 1.847 1.740 6.8 -5.8
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1.690 2.089 1.853 9.6 -11.3

Broccoli, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.770 1.830 1.668 -5.8 -8.9
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1.779        

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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2.645 2.475 2.482 -6.2 0.3
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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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2.571 2.662 2.709 5.4 1.8
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Beans, dried, any type, all sizes, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.457 1.510 1.486 2.0 -1.6
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1.312 1.409 1.399 6.6 -0.7
 

Other foods at home

 

Sugar and sweets

 

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

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0.607 0.663 0.660 8.7 -0.5
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0.637 0.753 0.724 13.7 -3.9

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

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0.610 0.662 0.648 6.2 -2.1
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Fats and oils

 

Margarine, stick, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.372        
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Margarine, soft, tubs, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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2.176 2.006 2.004 -7.9 -0.1
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2.401        

Peanut butter, creamy, all sizes, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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2.492 2.557 2.624 5.3 2.6
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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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5.153 4.990 4.715 -8.5 -5.5
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    4.164    

Other prepared foods

 

Potato chips, per 16 oz.

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4.372 4.412 4.427 1.3 0.3
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4.270 3.987 4.034 -5.5 1.2

Alcoholic beverages at home

 

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

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1.239 1.365 1.290 4.1 -5.5
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1.421 1.403 1.469 3.4 4.7

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

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10.996 14.099 11.410 3.8 -19.1
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12.255 17.270 13.099 6.9 -24.2
 

Energy (residential)

 

Fuel oil #2 per gallon (3.785 liters)

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3.815 2.755 2.788 -26.9 1.2
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3.883 2.568 2.773 -28.6 8.0

Utility (piped) gas per therm

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1.111 0.947 0.930 -16.3 -1.8
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1.243 1.206 1.221 -1.8 1.2

Electricity per KWH

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0.136 0.137 0.137 0.7 0.0
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0.160 0.156 0.161 0.6 3.2

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

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3.745 2.545 2.832 -24.4 11.3
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3.972 2.899 3.388 -14.7 16.9

Gasoline, unleaded regular, per gallon/3.785 liters

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3.691 2.485 2.775 -24.8 11.7
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3.931 2.849 3.346 -14.9 17.4

Gasoline, unleaded midgrade, per gallon/3.785 liters

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3.852 2.717 2.968 -22.9 9.2
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4.047 3.056 3.500 -13.5 14.5

Gasoline, unleaded premium, per gallon/3.785 liters

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4.020 2.868 3.166 -21.2 10.4
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4.151 3.087 3.573 -13.9 15.7

Automotive diesel fuel, per gallon/3.785 liters

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3.932 2.840 2.906 -26.1 2.3
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4.052 2.996 3.140 -22.5 4.8

Footnotes
(1) West region: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.
(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.