Average Prices

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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Cereals and bakery products

 

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

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0.533 0.532 0.532 -0.2 0.0
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0.521 0.535 0.539 3.5 0.7

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

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0.723 0.739 0.742 2.6 0.4
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  0.740 0.766   3.5

Spaghetti and macaroni, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.304 1.301 1.267 -2.8 -2.6
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Bread, white, pan, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.439 1.401 1.400 -2.7 -0.1
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1.438 1.376 1.399 -2.7 1.7

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

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2.057 2.016 2.027 -1.5 0.5
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1.953 1.957 1.956 0.2 -0.1

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

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3.721 3.391 3.324 -10.7 -2.0
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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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3.403 3.849 3.907 14.8 1.5
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3.549 3.872 3.998 12.7 3.3

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

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3.382 3.856 3.880 14.7 0.6
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3.281 3.729 3.809 16.1 2.1

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

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4.805 5.356 5.484 14.1 2.4
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4.865 5.734 5.948 22.3 3.7

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

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3.757 4.213 4.237 12.8 0.6
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3.804 4.234 4.305 13.2 1.7

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

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4.289 4.763 4.715 9.9 -1.0
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4.353 4.664 4.721 8.5 1.2

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

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4.554 5.014 5.100 12.0 1.7
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4.518 5.377 5.183 14.7 -3.6

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

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4.612 5.166 5.004 8.5 -3.1
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4.580 5.159 5.030 9.8 -2.5

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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4.796 5.339 5.299 10.5 -0.7
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4.676 5.305 5.218 11.6 -1.6

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

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4.853 5.629 5.495 13.2 -2.4
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5.168 5.700 5.468 5.8 -4.1

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

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4.944 5.522 5.539 12.0 0.3
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5.035 5.574 5.661 12.4 1.6

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

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5.846        
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Steak, sirloin, USDA Choice, boneless, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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6.827 7.588 7.689 12.6 1.3
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6.515 7.179 7.640 17.3 6.4

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

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4.511 5.119 5.023 11.4 -1.9
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4.639 5.360 5.020 8.2 -6.3

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

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6.422 6.941 6.974 8.6 0.5
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6.249 6.850 6.868 9.9 0.3

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

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4.128 4.438 4.245 2.8 -4.3
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3.719 4.172 4.131 11.1 -1.0

Pork

 

Bacon, sliced, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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5.334 6.048 6.106 14.5 1.0
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5.235 6.071 6.171 17.9 1.6

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

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3.502 4.308 4.165 18.9 -3.3
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3.699 4.388 4.257 15.1 -3.0

Chops, boneless, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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3.801 4.444 4.404 15.9 -0.9
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3.984 4.625 4.586 15.1 -0.8

All Pork Chops, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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3.388 4.106 4.024 18.8 -2.0
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3.456 4.162 4.032 16.7 -3.1

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

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2.378 2.296      
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2.167        

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

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4.111 4.198 4.275 4.0 1.8
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4.144 4.165 4.253 2.6 2.1

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

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2.869 2.976 3.020 5.3 1.5
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2.778 2.986 2.982 7.3 -0.1

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

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2.474 2.963 3.054 23.4 3.1
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2.339 2.703 2.887 23.4 6.8

Other meats

 

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

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3.167 3.011 2.905 -8.3 -3.5
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3.220        

Poultry

 

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

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1.509 1.556 1.503 -0.4 -3.4
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1.364 1.450 1.428 4.7 -1.5

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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3.525 3.474 3.504 -0.6 0.9
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3.442 3.387 3.243 -5.8 -4.3

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

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1.649 1.559 1.548 -6.1 -0.7
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1.675 1.592 1.606 -4.1 0.9

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

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1.595 1.602 1.606 0.7 0.2
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Eggs

 

Eggs, grade A, large, per doz.

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1.859 1.996 1.948 4.8 -2.4
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2.002 2.216 2.136 6.7 -3.6
 

Dairy products

 

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

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3.458 3.735 3.626 4.9 -2.9
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3.817 4.171 4.119 7.9 -1.2

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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4.085 4.515 4.412 8.0 -2.3
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    4.124    

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

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5.493 5.586 5.560 1.2 -0.5
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5.094 5.259 5.339 4.8 1.5

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

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5.005 4.911 4.691 -6.3 -4.5
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5.735 4.959 4.824 -15.9 -2.7
 

Fruits and vegetables

 

Fresh fruits and vegetables

 

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

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1.382 1.393 1.393 0.8 0.0
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1.414 1.334 1.324 -6.4 -0.7

Bananas, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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0.603 0.603 0.607 0.7 0.7
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0.572 0.561 0.563 -1.6 0.4

Oranges, Navel, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.147 1.342 1.299 13.3 -3.2
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1.162 1.236 1.216 4.6 -1.6

Oranges, Valencia, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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Cherries, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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4.495        
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Grapefruit, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.053 1.006 1.075 2.1 6.9
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0.921 1.007 1.044 13.4 3.7

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

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2.533 3.158 2.465 -2.7 -21.9
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2.488 2.902 2.546 2.3 -12.3

Lemons, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.553 1.818 1.867 20.2 2.7
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1.552 1.625 1.756 13.1 8.1

Peaches, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.928   2.238 16.1  
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1.900   2.277 19.8  

Pears, Anjou, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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

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1.686 1.892 1.838 9.0 -2.9
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1.566 1.609 1.587 1.3 -1.4

Potatoes, white, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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0.646 0.678 0.685 6.0 1.0
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0.639 0.691 0.674 5.5 -2.5

Lettuce, iceberg, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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0.929 0.993 1.121 20.7 12.9
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1.009 1.168 1.308 29.6 12.0

Lettuce, romaine, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.424 1.600 1.790 25.7 11.9
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1.599 1.885      

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

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1.470 1.629 1.675 13.9 2.8
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1.500 1.704 1.790 19.3 5.0

Broccoli, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.734 1.770 1.774 2.3 0.2
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1.659        

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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2.173 2.645 2.594 19.4 -1.9
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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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2.512 2.571 2.510 -0.1 -2.4
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2.186 2.521 2.634 20.5 4.5

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

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1.400 1.457 1.476 5.4 1.3
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1.311 1.350 1.375 4.9 1.9
 

Other foods at home

 

Sugar and sweets

 

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

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0.644 0.607 0.610 -5.3 0.5
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0.687 0.634 0.624 -9.2 -1.6

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

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0.652 0.610 0.627 -3.8 2.8
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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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2.087 2.176 2.085 -0.1 -4.2
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2.025        

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

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2.715 2.492 2.474 -8.9 -0.7
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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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5.588 5.153 4.670 -16.4 -9.4
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Other prepared foods

 

Potato chips, per 16 oz.

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4.507 4.372 4.350 -3.5 -0.5
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4.427 4.637 4.624 4.4 -0.3

Alcoholic beverages at home

 

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

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1.301 1.239 1.342 3.2 8.3
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1.311 1.219 1.370 4.5 12.4

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

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11.200 10.996 12.082 7.9 9.9
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9.596 8.893 10.369 8.1 16.6
 

Energy (residential)

 

Fuel oil #2 per gallon (3.785 liters)

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3.569 3.815 3.779 5.9 -0.9
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4.012 4.091 4.022 0.2 -1.7

Utility (piped) gas per therm

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1.038 1.111 1.088 4.8 -2.1
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1.166 1.191 1.197 2.7 0.5

Electricity per KWH

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0.137 0.136 0.143 4.4 5.1
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0.121 0.119 0.126 4.1 5.9

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

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3.693 3.745 3.750 1.5 0.1
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3.439 3.573 3.541 3.0 -0.9

Gasoline, unleaded regular, per gallon/3.785 liters

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3.633 3.691 3.695 1.7 0.1
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3.370 3.508 3.478 3.2 -0.9

Gasoline, unleaded midgrade, per gallon/3.785 liters

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3.803 3.852 3.881 2.1 0.8
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3.572 3.714 3.706 3.8 -0.2

Gasoline, unleaded premium, per gallon/3.785 liters

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3.957 4.020 4.027 1.8 0.2
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3.734 3.888 3.865 3.5 -0.6

Automotive diesel fuel, per gallon/3.785 liters

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3.861 3.932 3.919 1.5 -0.3
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3.708 3.815 3.784 2.0 -0.8

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.

 

Last Modified Date: July 22, 2014