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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0.529 0.527 0.531 0.4 0.8
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0.570 0.660 0.679 19.1 2.9

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

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0.737 0.758 0.737 0.0 -2.8
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Spaghetti and macaroni, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.296 1.324 1.375 6.1 3.9
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Bread, white, pan, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.408 1.413 1.396 -0.9 -1.2
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1.435 1.434 1.438 0.2 0.3

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

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2.036 2.020 2.072 1.8 2.6
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Cookies, chocolate chip, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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3.451 3.456 3.375 -2.2 -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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3.511 3.917 4.024 14.6 2.7
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3.570 3.871 3.939 10.3 1.8

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

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3.454 3.884 4.013 16.2 3.3
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3.833 4.148 4.237 10.5 2.1

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

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4.889 5.408 5.623 15.0 4.0
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All uncooked ground beef, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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3.829 4.224 4.357 13.8 3.1
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4.076 4.347 4.453 9.2 2.4

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

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4.232 4.720 5.024 18.7 6.4
         

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

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4.657 5.133 5.472 17.5 6.6
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Round roast, USDA Choice, boneless, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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4.748 5.187 5.505 15.9 6.1
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4.638 5.066 5.282 13.9 4.3

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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4.876 5.366 5.711 17.1 6.4
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5.012 5.604 5.905 17.8 5.4

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

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4.955 5.577 5.826 17.6 4.5
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4.970 5.656 5.836 17.4 3.2

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

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4.826 5.434 5.868 21.6 8.0
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Steak, sirloin, graded and ungraded, excluding USDA Prime and Choice, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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5.715        
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Steak, sirloin, USDA Choice, boneless, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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6.604 7.870 8.250 24.9 4.8
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7.394 9.382 9.541 29.0 1.7

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

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4.533 5.155 5.328 17.5 3.4
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All Uncooked Beef Steaks, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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6.340 7.001 7.363 16.1 5.2
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6.276 7.202 7.430 18.4 3.2

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

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4.057 4.337 4.471 10.2 3.1
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4.818 4.526 4.543 -5.7 0.4

Pork

 

Bacon, sliced, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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5.618 6.009 6.068 8.0 1.0
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5.753 6.599 6.421 11.6 -2.7

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

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3.584 4.270 4.353 21.5 1.9
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3.018 4.161 4.382 45.2 5.3

Chops, boneless, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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3.983 4.387 4.527 13.7 3.2
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3.821 4.551 4.638 21.4 1.9

All Pork Chops, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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3.534 4.005 4.172 18.1 4.2
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3.168 3.870 4.064 28.3 5.0

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

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  2.430 2.595   6.8
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Ham, boneless, excluding canned, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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4.169 4.371 4.503 8.0 3.0
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4.457 4.387 4.541 1.9 3.5

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

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2.906 3.125 3.281 12.9 5.0
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2.603 2.815 3.089 18.7 9.7

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

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2.549 3.102 3.141 23.2 1.3
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2.324 2.904 3.039 30.8 4.6

Other meats

 

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

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3.143 2.880 2.939 -6.5 2.0
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Poultry

 

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

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1.489 1.495 1.572 5.6 5.2
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1.678 1.631 1.774 5.7 8.8

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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3.599 3.444 3.476 -3.4 0.9
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3.489 3.697 3.771 8.1 2.0

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

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1.650 1.553 1.564 -5.2 0.7
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1.777        

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

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1.663 1.641 1.604 -3.5 -2.3
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Eggs

 

Eggs, grade A, large, per doz.

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1.838 1.950 1.979 7.7 1.5
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Dairy products

 

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

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3.448 3.645 3.673 6.5 0.8
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  3.923 3.900   -0.6

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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4.135 4.426 4.482 8.4 1.3
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  5.017 5.096   1.6

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

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5.465 5.560 5.580 2.1 0.4
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6.331 5.512 5.466 -13.7 -0.8

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

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5.034 4.719 4.751 -5.6 0.7
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4.941 4.418 4.578 -7.3 3.6
 

Fruits and vegetables

 

Fresh fruits and vegetables

 

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

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1.428 1.391 1.404 -1.7 0.9
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Bananas, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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0.595 0.606 0.608 2.2 0.3
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0.649 0.648 0.642 -1.1 -0.9

Oranges, Navel, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.377 1.390 1.467 6.5 5.5
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1.652 1.508 1.553 -6.0 3.0

Oranges, Valencia, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.032        
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Cherries, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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3.904        
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Grapefruit, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.106 1.128 1.156 4.5 2.5
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1.259 1.160 1.146 -9.0 -1.2

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

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1.821 2.356 2.132 17.1 -9.5
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1.671 2.873 2.312 38.4 -19.5

Lemons, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.714 2.078 2.327 35.8 12.0
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Peaches, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.551 1.971 1.799 16.0 -8.7
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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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1.917 1.868 1.968 2.7 5.4
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2.227 2.303 2.286 2.6 -0.7

Potatoes, white, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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0.756 0.696 0.689 -8.9 -1.0
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0.850 0.819 0.792 -6.8 -3.3

Lettuce, iceberg, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.077 1.108 1.111 3.2 0.3
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Lettuce, romaine, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.620 1.756 1.710 5.6 -2.6
         

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

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1.509 1.633 1.544 2.3 -5.5
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  1.772 1.553   -12.4

Broccoli, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.806 1.808 1.664 -7.9 -8.0
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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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2.437 2.718 2.606 6.9 -4.1
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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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2.539 2.547 2.547 0.3 0.0
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Beans, dried, any type, all sizes, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.429 1.477 1.472 3.0 -0.3
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Other foods at home

 

Sugar and sweets

 

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

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0.644 0.596 0.599 -7.0 0.5
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Sugar, white, 33-80 oz. pkg, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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0.660 0.604 0.609 -7.7 0.8
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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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2.099 2.066 2.077 -1.0 0.5
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Peanut butter, creamy, all sizes, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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2.709 2.401 2.421 -10.6 0.8
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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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5.214 5.099 5.167 -0.9 1.3
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Other prepared foods

 

Potato chips, per 16 oz.

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4.577 4.308 4.437 -3.1 3.0
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4.731 4.367 4.269 -9.8 -2.2

Alcoholic beverages at home

 

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

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1.291 1.191 1.345 4.2 12.9
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1.294 1.197 1.374 6.2 14.8

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

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11.257 10.961 12.402 10.2 13.1
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14.528 11.532 15.193 4.6 31.7
 

Energy (residential)

 

Fuel oil #2 per gallon (3.785 liters)

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3.651 3.753 3.705 1.5 -1.3
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3.617 3.717 3.669 1.4 -1.3

Utility (piped) gas per therm

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1.003 1.093 1.060 5.7 -3.0
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1.122 1.117 1.091 -2.8 -2.3

Electricity per KWH

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0.137 0.143 0.143 4.4 0.0
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0.162 0.172 0.170 4.9 -1.2

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

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3.658 3.690 3.540 -3.2 -4.1
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3.760 3.782 3.621 -3.7 -4.3

Gasoline, unleaded regular, per gallon/3.785 liters

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3.600 3.633 3.481 -3.3 -4.2
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3.702 3.725 3.559 -3.9 -4.5

Gasoline, unleaded midgrade, per gallon/3.785 liters

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3.760 3.819 3.678 -2.2 -3.7
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3.886 3.925 3.786 -2.6 -3.5

Gasoline, unleaded premium, per gallon/3.785 liters

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3.919 3.976 3.835 -2.1 -3.5
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4.043 4.065 3.924 -2.9 -3.5

Automotive diesel fuel, per gallon/3.785 liters

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3.897 3.896 3.840 -1.5 -1.4
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3.966 4.046 3.949 -0.4 -2.4

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: September 17, 2014