Average Prices

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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Cereals and bakery products

 

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

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0.499 0.555 0.551 10.4 -0.7
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0.584 0.670 0.660 13.0 -1.5

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

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0.714 0.732 0.733 2.7 0.1
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Spaghetti and macaroni, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.323 1.265 1.307 -1.2 3.3
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Bread, white, pan, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.412 1.388 1.359 -3.8 -2.1
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1.515 1.399 1.365 -9.9 -2.4

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

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2.024 2.068 2.064 2.0 -0.2
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Cookies, chocolate chip, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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3.774 3.329 3.424 -9.3 2.9
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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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3.417 3.733 3.745 9.6 0.3
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3.569 3.621 3.718 4.2 2.7

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

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3.332 3.555 3.698 11.0 4.0
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3.687 3.961 3.999 8.5 1.0

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

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4.873 5.189 5.273 8.2 1.6
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All uncooked ground beef, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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3.839 4.038 4.134 7.7 2.4
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4.052 4.311 4.358 7.6 1.1

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

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4.154 4.648 4.807 15.7 3.4
         

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

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4.747 4.940 4.944 4.1 0.1
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Round roast, USDA Choice, boneless, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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4.605 5.046 4.983 8.2 -1.2
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4.586 4.927 4.959 8.1 0.6

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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4.748 5.221 5.231 10.2 0.2
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4.955 5.433 5.460 10.2 0.5

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

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4.961 5.284 5.295 6.7 0.2
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4.894 5.231 5.331 8.9 1.9

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

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4.985 5.244 5.363 7.6 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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5.473        
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Steak, sirloin, USDA Choice, boneless, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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6.928 6.966 7.046 1.7 1.1
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7.633 8.149 8.042 5.4 -1.3

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

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4.686 4.930 5.057 7.9 2.6
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All Uncooked Beef Steaks, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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6.267 6.556 6.726 7.3 2.6
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6.214 6.560 6.648 7.0 1.3

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

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3.891 4.278 4.337 11.5 1.4
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4.752 5.013 4.949 4.1 -1.3

Pork

 

Bacon, sliced, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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4.909 5.461 5.552 13.1 1.7
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5.130 5.532 5.837 13.8 5.5

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

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3.651 3.669 4.095 12.2 11.6
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3.496 3.187 4.042 15.6 26.8

Chops, boneless, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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3.957 4.097 4.089 3.3 -0.2
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3.873 4.025 4.170 7.7 3.6

All Pork Chops, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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3.530 3.659 3.824 8.3 4.5
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3.402 3.312 3.670 7.9 10.8

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

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2.360 2.358 2.331 -1.2 -1.1
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Ham, boneless, excluding canned, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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3.740 4.110 4.208 12.5 2.4
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4.166 4.550 4.704 12.9 3.4

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

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2.777 2.825 2.934 5.7 3.9
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2.508 2.567 2.627 4.7 2.3

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

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2.494 2.607 2.704 8.4 3.7
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2.364 2.528 2.533 7.1 0.2

Other meats

 

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

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2.938 3.106 3.055 4.0 -1.6
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Poultry

 

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

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1.471 1.504 1.544 5.0 2.7
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1.677 1.614 1.702 1.5 5.5

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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3.226 3.384 3.468 7.5 2.5
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3.362 3.183 3.518 4.6 10.5

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

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1.525 1.579 1.554 1.9 -1.6
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Turkey, frozen, whole, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.593 1.699 1.733 8.8 2.0
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Eggs

 

Eggs, grade A, large, per doz.

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1.925 1.998 2.061 7.1 3.2
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Dairy products

 

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

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3.431 3.561 3.669 6.9 3.0
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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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4.207 4.286 4.460 6.0 4.1
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Cheddar cheese, natural, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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5.736 5.543 5.579 -2.7 0.6
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5.993 6.168 6.068 1.3 -1.6

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

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5.089 4.979 4.842 -4.9 -2.8
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4.888 4.691 4.656 -4.7 -0.7
 

Fruits and vegetables

 

Fresh fruits and vegetables

 

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

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1.393 1.309 1.330 -4.5 1.6
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Bananas, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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0.609 0.599 0.597 -2.0 -0.3
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0.659 0.632 0.632 -4.1 0.0

Oranges, Navel, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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0.988 1.146 1.212 22.7 5.8
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1.245 1.347 1.376 10.5 2.2

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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0.960 1.002 1.022 6.5 2.0
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1.013 1.094 1.130 11.5 3.3

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

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2.413 2.872 2.694 11.6 -6.2
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2.477 2.920 2.500 0.9 -14.4

Lemons, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.402 1.667 1.710 22.0 2.6
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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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1.991 2.112 1.771 -11.0 -16.1
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2.215 2.269 2.124 -4.1 -6.4

Potatoes, white, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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0.611 0.684 0.678 11.0 -0.9
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0.688 0.758 0.773 12.4 2.0

Lettuce, iceberg, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.195 0.919 0.926 -22.5 0.8
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Lettuce, romaine, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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2.072 1.510 1.565 -24.5 3.6
         

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

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1.493 1.672 1.632 9.3 -2.4
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2.234        

Broccoli, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.886 1.774 1.784 -5.4 0.6
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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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  0.757 0.762   0.7
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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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2.117 2.523 2.469 16.6 -2.1
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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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2.484 2.430 2.457 -1.1 1.1
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Beans, dried, any type, all sizes, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.408 1.487 1.480 5.1 -0.5
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Other foods at home

 

Sugar and sweets

 

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

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0.650 0.615 0.604 -7.1 -1.8
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Sugar, white, 33-80 oz. pkg, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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0.655 0.632 0.621 -5.2 -1.7
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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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2.138 2.089 2.109 -1.4 1.0
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Peanut butter, creamy, all sizes, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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2.775 2.722 2.707 -2.5 -0.6
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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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6.014 5.002 5.005 -16.8 0.1
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Other prepared foods

 

Potato chips, per 16 oz.

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4.970 4.411 4.538 -8.7 2.9
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4.654 4.531 4.525 -2.8 -0.1

Alcoholic beverages at home

 

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

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1.266 1.333 1.247 -1.5 -6.5
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1.303 1.313 1.218 -6.5 -7.2

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

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9.933 12.152 10.747 8.2 -11.6
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11.533 14.450 11.245 -2.5 -22.2
 

Energy (residential)

 

Fuel oil #2 per gallon (3.785 liters)

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3.879 4.072 3.952 1.9 -2.9
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3.852 4.081 3.947 2.5 -3.3

Utility (piped) gas per therm

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0.994 1.078 1.154 16.1 7.1
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1.189 1.201 1.249 5.0 4.0

Electricity per KWH

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0.128 0.134 0.135 5.5 0.7
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0.155 0.169 0.175 12.9 3.6

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

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3.792 3.422 3.590 -5.3 4.9
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3.819 3.567 3.659 -4.2 2.6

Gasoline, unleaded regular, per gallon/3.785 liters

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3.735 3.364 3.532 -5.4 5.0
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3.756 3.507 3.604 -4.0 2.8

Gasoline, unleaded midgrade, per gallon/3.785 liters

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3.884 3.528 3.700 -4.7 4.9
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3.946 3.715 3.788 -4.0 2.0

Gasoline, unleaded premium, per gallon/3.785 liters

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4.038 3.694 3.858 -4.5 4.4
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4.103 3.857 3.930 -4.2 1.9

Automotive diesel fuel, per gallon/3.785 liters

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4.085 3.947 3.993 -2.3 1.2
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4.191 4.340 4.311 2.9 -0.7

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.

 

Last Modified Date: April 15, 2014