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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)

0.388 0.524 0.522 34.5 -0.4          

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

0.820 0.963 0.971 18.4 0.8          

Spaghetti and macaroni, per lb. (453.6 gm)

1.092 1.428 1.434 31.3 0.4 1.632 2.005 2.006 22.9 0.0

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

1.532 1.847 1.873 22.3 1.4   1.903 1.796   -5.6

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

2.099 2.419 2.419 15.2 0.0          

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

4.089 4.942 4.974 21.6 0.6          

Meats, poultry, fish and eggs

Beef and veal

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

4.792 4.728 4.758 -0.7 0.6          

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

4.604 4.853 4.800 4.3 -1.1 4.572 4.823 4.803 5.1 -0.4

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

6.315 6.227 6.386 1.1 2.6          

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

5.174 5.206 5.186 0.2 -0.4 5.043 5.310 5.272 4.5 -0.7

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)

6.922 6.782 6.857 -0.9 1.1          

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

6.234 6.049 6.217 -0.3 2.8          

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

                   

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

6.948 6.667 6.724 -3.2 0.9 7.143 7.388 7.342 2.8 -0.6

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

7.342 7.159 7.061 -3.8 -1.4 7.444 7.687 7.714 3.6 0.4

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)

11.055 10.268 10.169 -8.0 -1.0 10.680        

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

7.363 6.580 6.873 -6.7 4.5          

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

9.933 9.541 9.460 -4.8 -0.8 9.714 9.802 9.867 1.6 0.7

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

7.011 6.505 6.587 -6.0 1.3 7.386 6.650 6.563 -11.1 -1.3

Pork

Bacon, sliced, per lb. (453.6 gm)

7.211 7.243 6.956 -3.5 -4.0 7.947 7.990 7.798 -1.9 -2.4

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

4.357 4.572 4.674 7.3 2.2          

Chops, boneless, per lb. (453.6 gm)

4.409 4.488 4.555 3.3 1.5 4.772 4.408 4.499 -5.7 2.1

All Pork Chops, per lb. (453.6 gm)

4.023 4.163 4.314 7.2 3.6 4.180 4.181 4.237 1.4 1.3

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

                   

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

4.827 5.521 5.368 11.2 -2.8 5.200 5.687 5.415 4.1 -4.8

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

3.707 4.278 4.048 9.2 -5.4 3.528 4.045 3.724 5.6 -7.9

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

3.494 3.692 3.640 4.2 -1.4 3.535 4.478 4.205 19.0 -6.1

Other meats

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

                   

Poultry

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

1.606 1.843 1.830 13.9 -0.7 1.874 1.918 1.873 -0.1 -2.3

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

                   

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

3.725 4.420 4.348 16.7 -1.6 4.309 4.188 4.038 -6.3 -3.6

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

1.729 2.024 1.945 12.5 -3.9          

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

                   

Eggs

Eggs, grade A, large, per doz.

1.788 3.589 4.250 137.7 18.4 1.986 4.172 4.788 141.1 14.8

Dairy products

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

3.743 4.218 4.211 12.5 -0.2 4.084 4.502 4.514 10.5 0.3

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

                   

American processed cheese, per lb. (453.6 gm)

3.894 4.840 4.663 19.7 -3.7 4.821 5.414      

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

5.257 5.933 5.995 14.0 1.0 5.767 6.175 6.417 11.3 3.9

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

4.766 5.724 5.561 16.7 -2.8 4.899 5.914 5.138 4.9 -13.1

Fruits and vegetables

Fresh fruits and vegetables

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

                   

Bananas, per lb. (453.6 gm)

0.622 0.631 0.628 1.0 -0.5   0.655 0.654   -0.2

Oranges, Navel, per lb. (453.6 gm)

1.448 1.641 1.485 2.6 -9.5          

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)

                   

Lemons, per lb. (453.6 gm)

2.014 2.122 2.085 3.5 -1.7          

Peaches, per lb. (453.6 gm)

                   

Pears, Anjou, per lb. (453.6 gm)

                   

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

  3.631 3.856   6.2          

Potatoes, white, per lb. (453.6 gm)

0.778 0.945 0.948 21.9 0.3 0.910 1.060 1.074 18.0 1.3

Lettuce, iceberg, per lb. (453.6 gm)

                   

Lettuce, romaine, per lb. (453.6 gm)

3.269 3.487 3.568 9.1 2.3          

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

1.906 2.107 2.228 16.9 5.7   2.390 2.661   11.3

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)

2.654 2.672 2.718 2.4 1.7          

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

1.504 1.664 1.700 13.0 2.2          

Other foods at home

Sugar and sweets

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

0.691 0.846 0.844 22.1 -0.2          

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

0.633                  

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)

4.965 6.356 6.465 30.2 1.7          

Other prepared foods

Potato chips, per 16 oz.

5.150 6.253 6.283 22.0 0.5 4.473 5.562 5.545 24.0 -0.3

Alcoholic beverages at home

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

1.566 1.719 1.736 10.9 1.0 1.698 2.005 2.014 18.6 0.4

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

13.194 13.701 13.658 3.5 -0.3 14.180 15.201 15.389 8.5 1.2

Energy (residential)

Fuel oil #2 per gallon (3.785 liters)

3.443 5.240 4.344 26.2 -17.1 3.475 5.292 4.320 24.3 -18.4

Utility (piped) gas per therm

1.402 1.616 1.667 18.9 3.2 1.442 1.744 1.774 23.0 1.7

Electricity per KWH

0.142 0.163 0.165 16.2 1.2 0.180 0.214 0.221 22.8 3.3

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

3.505 3.958 3.459 -1.3 -12.6 3.550 3.936 3.609 1.7 -8.3

Gasoline, unleaded regular, per gallon/3.785 liters

3.408 3.853 3.356 -1.5 -12.9 3.476 3.837 3.502 0.7 -8.7

Gasoline, unleaded midgrade, per gallon/3.785 liters

3.779 4.200 3.734 -1.2 -11.1 3.787 4.286 4.005 5.8 -6.6

Gasoline, unleaded premium, per gallon/3.785 liters

4.100 4.679 4.167 1.6 -10.9 4.010 4.608 4.332 8.0 -6.0

Automotive diesel fuel, per gallon/3.785 liters

3.661 5.349 4.913 34.2 -8.2 3.687 5.887 5.351 45.1 -9.1

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.