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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0.522 0.531 0.513 -1.7 -3.4
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0.519 0.532 0.529 1.9 -0.6

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

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0.741 0.737 0.746 0.7 1.2
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  0.754 0.745   -1.2

Spaghetti and macaroni, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.300 1.375 1.350 3.8 -1.8
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Bread, white, pan, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.419 1.396 1.405 -1.0 0.6
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1.433 1.363 1.410 -1.6 3.4

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

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2.011 2.072 2.065 2.7 -0.3
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1.980 2.089 2.082 5.2 -0.3

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

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3.599 3.375 3.333 -7.4 -1.2
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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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3.445 4.024 4.201 21.9 4.4
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3.449 4.135 4.360 26.4 5.4

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

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3.502 4.013 4.096 17.0 2.1
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3.426 3.887 3.957 15.5 1.8

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

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4.780 5.623 5.828 21.9 3.6
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4.849 6.029 6.139 26.6 1.8

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

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3.823 4.357 4.504 17.8 3.4
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3.841 4.376 4.548 18.4 3.9

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

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4.216 5.024 5.184 23.0 3.2
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4.258 4.911 5.005 17.5 1.9

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

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4.542 5.472 5.519 21.5 0.9
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4.364 5.471 5.635 29.1 3.0

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

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4.661 5.505 5.584 19.8 1.4
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4.499 5.503 5.632 25.2 2.3

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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4.833 5.711 5.738 18.7 0.5
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4.619 5.515 5.611 21.5 1.7

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

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4.874 5.826 6.026 23.6 3.4
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4.704 5.650 5.952 26.5 5.3

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

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4.879 5.868 5.950 22.0 1.4
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4.923 6.054 5.998 21.8 -0.9

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

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5.679        
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Steak, sirloin, USDA Choice, boneless, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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6.808 8.250 8.233 20.9 -0.2
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7.059 8.196 7.950 12.6 -3.0

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

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4.428 5.328 5.449 23.1 2.3
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4.506 5.350 5.593 24.1 4.5

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

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6.399 7.363 7.397 15.6 0.5
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6.216 7.318 7.326 17.9 0.1

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

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3.967 4.471 4.612 16.3 3.2
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3.553 4.422 4.577 28.8 3.5

Pork

 

Bacon, sliced, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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5.680 6.068 5.953 4.8 -1.9
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5.716 6.088 5.910 3.4 -2.9

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

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3.801 4.353 4.414 16.1 1.4
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3.928 4.309 4.394 11.9 2.0

Chops, boneless, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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3.990 4.527 4.500 12.8 -0.6
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4.077 4.552 4.495 10.3 -1.3

All Pork Chops, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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3.609 4.172 4.173 15.6 0.0
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3.600 4.141 4.103 14.0 -0.9

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

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2.492 2.595 2.857 14.6 10.1
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Ham, boneless, excluding canned, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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4.175 4.503 4.629 10.9 2.8
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4.178 4.547 4.732 13.3 4.1

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

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2.921 3.281 3.389 16.0 3.3
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2.939 3.314 3.407 15.9 2.8

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

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2.501 3.141 3.148 25.9 0.2
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2.335 2.960 2.935 25.7 -0.8

Other meats

 

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

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3.141 2.939 3.084 -1.8 4.9
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Poultry

 

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

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1.528 1.572 1.543 1.0 -1.8
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1.413 1.459 1.445 2.3 -1.0

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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3.608 3.476 3.481 -3.5 0.1
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3.543 3.138 3.395 -4.2 8.2

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

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1.658 1.564 1.575 -5.0 0.7
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1.641 1.659 1.662 1.3 0.2

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

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1.819 1.604 1.584 -12.9 -1.2
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Eggs

 

Eggs, grade A, large, per doz.

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1.897 1.979 1.970 3.8 -0.5
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1.982 2.023 2.049 3.4 1.3
 

Dairy products

 

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

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3.428 3.673 3.732 8.9 1.6
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3.859 4.082 4.139 7.3 1.4

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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4.137 4.482 4.450 7.6 -0.7
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  4.123 4.121   0.0

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

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5.433 5.580 5.565 2.4 -0.3
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5.159 5.336 5.360 3.9 0.4

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

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4.795 4.751 4.987 4.0 5.0
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5.523 4.963 4.945 -10.5 -0.4
 

Fruits and vegetables

 

Fresh fruits and vegetables

 

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

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1.406 1.404 1.403 -0.2 -0.1
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1.434 1.340 1.286 -10.3 -4.0

Bananas, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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0.601 0.608 0.606 0.8 -0.3
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0.570 0.566 0.572 0.4 1.1

Oranges, Navel, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.334 1.467 1.486 11.4 1.3
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1.400 1.354 1.450 3.6 7.1

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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1.128 1.156 1.224 8.5 5.9
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1.071 1.195 1.252 16.9 4.8

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

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1.847 2.132 2.173 17.7 1.9
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1.931 2.105 2.151 11.4 2.2

Lemons, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.726 2.327 2.355 36.4 1.2
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1.616 2.097 2.149 33.0 2.5

Peaches, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.616 1.799 1.760 8.9 -2.2
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1.583 1.756 1.744 10.2 -0.7

Pears, Anjou, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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

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2.132 1.968 2.578 20.9 31.0
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1.987 1.782 2.121 6.7 19.0

Potatoes, white, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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0.746 0.689 0.671 -10.1 -2.6
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0.764 0.679 0.661 -13.5 -2.7

Lettuce, iceberg, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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0.980 1.111 1.139 16.2 2.5
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1.120 1.304 1.332 18.9 2.1

Lettuce, romaine, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.559 1.710 1.658 6.4 -3.0
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1.737        

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

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1.566 1.544 1.546 -1.3 0.1
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1.448 1.767 1.703 17.6 -3.6

Broccoli, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.802 1.664 1.820 1.0 9.4
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1.878        

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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2.347 2.606 2.320 -1.2 -11.0
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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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2.518 2.547 2.566 1.9 0.7
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2.219 2.599 2.627 18.4 1.1

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

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1.424 1.472 1.496 5.1 1.6
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1.377 1.369 1.410 2.4 3.0
 

Other foods at home

 

Sugar and sweets

 

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

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0.633 0.599 0.608 -3.9 1.5
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0.663 0.612 0.612 -7.7 0.0

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

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0.650 0.609 0.610 -6.2 0.2
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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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2.105 2.077 2.066 -1.9 -0.5
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Peanut butter, creamy, all sizes, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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2.670 2.421 2.550 -4.5 5.3
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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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5.091 5.167 5.215 2.4 0.9
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Other prepared foods

 

Potato chips, per 16 oz.

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4.528 4.437 4.357 -3.8 -1.8
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4.476 4.416 4.583 2.4 3.8

Alcoholic beverages at home

 

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

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1.236 1.345 1.189 -3.8 -11.6
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1.242 1.362 1.224 -1.4 -10.1

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

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9.891 12.402 10.757 8.8 -13.3
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7.702 10.495 8.970 16.5 -14.5
 

Energy (residential)

 

Fuel oil #2 per gallon (3.785 liters)

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3.694 3.705 3.642 -1.4 -1.7
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4.015 3.974 3.914 -2.5 -1.5

Utility (piped) gas per therm

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1.000 1.060 1.058 5.8 -0.2
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1.116 1.166 1.156 3.6 -0.9

Electricity per KWH

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0.137 0.143 0.141 2.9 -1.4
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0.121 0.126 0.125 3.3 -0.8

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

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3.616 3.540 3.463 -4.2 -2.2
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3.397 3.333 3.256 -4.2 -2.3

Gasoline, unleaded regular, per gallon/3.785 liters

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3.556 3.481 3.403 -4.3 -2.2
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3.327 3.268 3.190 -4.1 -2.4

Gasoline, unleaded midgrade, per gallon/3.785 liters

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3.722 3.678 3.605 -3.1 -2.0
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3.530 3.500 3.425 -3.0 -2.1

Gasoline, unleaded premium, per gallon/3.785 liters

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3.881 3.835 3.758 -3.2 -2.0
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3.696 3.669 3.595 -2.7 -2.0

Automotive diesel fuel, per gallon/3.785 liters

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3.955 3.840 3.801 -3.9 -1.0
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3.805 3.713 3.661 -3.8 -1.4

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: October 22, 2014