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

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)

0.459 0.368 0.371 -19.2 0.8          

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

0.769 0.782 0.784 2.0 0.3          

Spaghetti and macaroni, per lb. (453.6 gm)

1.303 1.094 1.089 -16.4 -0.5   1.560 1.620   3.8

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

1.495 1.491 1.467 -1.9 -1.6 1.489 1.623 1.504 1.0 -7.3

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

2.084 2.100 2.076 -0.4 -1.1          

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

3.769 4.065 4.065 7.9 0.0          

Meats, poultry, fish and eggs

Beef and veal

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

4.307 4.521 4.636 7.6 2.5          

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

4.177 4.388 4.468 7.0 1.8 4.275 4.271 4.513 5.6 5.7

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

5.760 6.081 6.179 7.3 1.6          

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

4.640 4.846 4.964 7.0 2.4 4.743 4.733 4.926 3.9 4.1

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

                   

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

5.972 6.700 6.800 13.9 1.5          

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

5.668 6.100 6.004 5.9 -1.6          

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

                   

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

6.059 6.749 6.727 11.0 -0.3 6.119 6.941 7.022 14.8 1.2

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

6.579 7.183 7.112 8.1 -1.0 6.750 7.362 7.308 8.3 -0.7

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

                   

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

                   

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

8.875 10.538 10.599 19.4 0.6 8.784 10.995 11.079 26.1 0.8

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

5.995 6.731 6.666 11.2 -1.0          

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

8.213 9.670 9.652 17.5 -0.2 8.451 9.986 9.896 17.1 -0.9

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

5.448 6.370 6.380 17.1 0.2 5.479 6.604 6.603 20.5 0.0

Pork

Bacon, sliced, per lb. (453.6 gm)

5.559 6.857 7.096 27.6 3.5 5.762 7.702 7.652 32.8 -0.6

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

4.060 4.322 4.326 6.6 0.1          

Chops, boneless, per lb. (453.6 gm)

4.343 4.455 4.469 2.9 0.3 4.523 4.660 5.028 11.2 7.9

All Pork Chops, per lb. (453.6 gm)

3.788 4.081 4.057 7.1 -0.6 3.857 4.060 4.203 9.0 3.5

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

                   

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

4.631 4.667 4.683 1.1 0.3   5.314 4.837   -9.0

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

  3.711 3.747   1.0   3.550 3.338   -6.0

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

3.045 3.564 3.474 14.1 -2.5 2.612 3.504 3.437 31.6 -1.9

Other meats

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

                   

Poultry

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

1.609 1.435 1.472 -8.5 2.6          

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

                   

Chicken breast, boneless, per lb. (453.6 gm)

3.276 3.500 3.536 7.9 1.0 3.312 4.039 4.242 28.1 5.0

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

1.568 1.615 1.706 8.8 5.6 1.431        

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

                   

Eggs

Eggs, grade A, large, per doz.

1.328 1.642 1.709 28.7 4.1          

Dairy products

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

3.406 3.627 3.560 4.5 -1.8 3.880 3.971 3.935 1.4 -0.9

Butter, salted, grade AA, stick, per lb. (453.6 gm)

                   

American processed cheese, per lb. (453.6 gm)

4.285 3.972 3.977 -7.2 0.1 5.423 4.114 4.026 -25.8 -2.1

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

5.572 5.392 5.336 -4.2 -1.0 6.032 5.779 5.518 -8.5 -4.5

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

4.950 4.943 4.918 -0.6 -0.5 4.737 4.607 4.712 -0.5 2.3

Fruits and vegetables

Fresh fruits and vegetables

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

                   

Bananas, per lb. (453.6 gm)

0.576 0.594 0.589 2.3 -0.8          

Oranges, Navel, per lb. (453.6 gm)

                   

Oranges, Valencia, per lb. (453.6 gm)

                   

Cherries, per lb. (453.6 gm)

                   

Grapefruit, per lb. (453.6 gm)

                   

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

2.183 2.177 2.326 6.6 6.8          

Lemons, per lb. (453.6 gm)

                   

Peaches, per lb. (453.6 gm)

2.088                  

Pears, Anjou, per lb. (453.6 gm)

                   

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

2.214 2.256 2.434 9.9 7.9          

Potatoes, white, per lb. (453.6 gm)

0.856 0.776 0.797 -6.9 2.7 0.747 0.813 0.850 13.8 4.6

Lettuce, iceberg, per lb. (453.6 gm)

                   

Lettuce, romaine, per lb. (453.6 gm)

                   

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

1.874 1.827 1.858 -0.9 1.7          

Broccoli, per lb. (453.6 gm)

                   

Cabbage, per lb. (453.6 gm)

                   

Carrots, short trimmed and topped, per lb. (453.6 gm)

                   

Celery, per lb. (453.6 gm)

                   

Peppers, sweet, per lb. (453.6 gm)

                   

Processed fruits and vegetables

Orange juice, frozen concentrate, 12 oz. can, per 16 oz. (473.2 ml)

2.339 2.612 2.580 10.3 -1.2          

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

1.445 1.426 1.429 -1.1 0.2          

Other foods at home

Sugar and sweets

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

0.629 0.686 0.681 8.3 -0.7          

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

0.606 0.647 0.647 6.8 0.0          

Fats and oils

Margarine, stick, per lb. (453.6 gm)

                   

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

                   

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

                   

Nonalcoholic beverages

Cola, nondiet, per 2 liters (67.6 oz)(2)

                   

Coffee, 100%, ground roast, all sizes, per lb. (453.6 gm)

4.504 4.562 4.726 4.9 3.6          

Other prepared foods

Potato chips, per 16 oz.

5.070 5.003 5.111 0.8 2.2 4.306 4.325 4.289 -0.4 -0.8

Alcoholic beverages at home

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

1.482 1.540 1.534 3.5 -0.4 1.512 1.671 1.667 10.3 -0.2

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

12.409 13.104 12.926 4.2 -1.4 12.243 13.323 13.430 9.7 0.8

Energy (residential)

Fuel oil #2 per gallon (3.785 liters)

2.161 2.980 2.932 35.7 -1.6 2.191 2.991 2.930 33.7 -2.0

Utility (piped) gas per therm

1.031 1.241 1.267 22.9 2.1 1.088 1.210 1.239 13.9 2.4

Electricity per KWH

0.137 0.143 0.144 5.1 0.7 0.165 0.174 0.175 6.1 0.6

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

2.245 3.326 3.351 49.3 0.8 2.244 3.227 3.260 45.3 1.0

Gasoline, unleaded regular, per gallon/3.785 liters

2.177 3.233 3.255 49.5 0.7 2.186 3.155 3.187 45.8 1.0

Gasoline, unleaded midgrade, per gallon/3.785 liters

2.522 3.582 3.616 43.4 0.9 2.531 3.455 3.494 38.0 1.1

Gasoline, unleaded premium, per gallon/3.785 liters

2.795 3.897 3.938 40.9 1.1 2.725 3.678 3.717 36.4 1.1

Automotive diesel fuel, per gallon/3.785 liters

2.503 3.324 3.353 34.0 0.9 2.676 3.275 3.287 22.8 0.4

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.