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

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)

0.434 0.442       0.458 0.486 0.496 8.3 2.1

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

0.767 0.733       0.891        

Spaghetti and macaroni, per lb. (453.6 gm)

1.223 1.238 1.265 3.4 2.2 1.211 1.126 1.105 -8.8 -1.9

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

1.285 1.374 1.406 9.4 2.3 1.318 1.419      

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

1.952 1.994 2.070 6.0 3.8 1.819 2.080 2.235 22.9 7.5

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

3.426 3.633 3.826 11.7 5.3 3.499 3.563 3.900 11.5 9.5

Meats, poultry, fish and eggs

Beef and veal

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

3.907 4.108 4.343 11.2 5.7 3.657 4.047 4.177 14.2 3.2

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

3.775 3.881 4.052 7.3 4.4 3.267 3.774 3.816 16.8 1.1

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

5.288 5.635 5.708 7.9 1.3 5.335 5.295 5.425 1.7 2.5

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

4.198 4.355 4.556 8.5 4.6 3.936 4.297 4.446 13.0 3.5

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)

5.246 5.382 5.786 10.3 7.5 5.148 5.468 5.688 10.5 4.0

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

5.260 5.175 5.528 5.1 6.8 5.496 5.164 5.570 1.3 7.9

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

                   

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

5.445 5.535 5.896 8.3 6.5 5.400 5.382 5.718 5.9 6.2

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

5.856 6.091 6.410 9.5 5.2 5.862 6.007 6.386 8.9 6.3

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

6.036         6.301        

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)

8.706 8.265 8.600 -1.2 4.1 8.320 7.898 8.482 1.9 7.4

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

5.790 5.730 5.697 -1.6 -0.6          

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

7.755 7.676 7.951 2.5 3.6 7.789 7.754 7.913 1.6 2.1

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

4.931 5.079       4.753 4.873      

Pork

Bacon, sliced, per lb. (453.6 gm)

5.552 5.257 5.346 -3.7 1.7 5.919 5.328 5.420 -8.4 1.7

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

3.779 3.907 4.148 9.8 6.2   3.712 4.131   11.3

Chops, boneless, per lb. (453.6 gm)

3.804 3.791 4.014 5.5 5.9 3.816 3.673      

All Pork Chops, per lb. (453.6 gm)

3.354 3.415 3.673 9.5 7.6 3.166 3.270 3.608 14.0 10.3

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

                   

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

4.255 4.464       4.507 4.886 4.596 2.0 -5.9

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

3.063 3.376       3.080 3.510      

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

2.562 2.762       2.472 2.806 2.870 16.1 2.3

Other meats

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

2.625         2.515 2.429      

Poultry

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

1.463 1.400 1.571 7.4 12.2 1.245 1.221      

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

                   

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

3.014 2.956 3.158 4.8 6.8 2.943 2.911 3.091 5.0 6.2

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

1.435 1.538 1.598 11.4 3.9 1.482 1.840 1.890 27.5 2.7

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

1.543         1.490        

Eggs

Eggs, grade A, large, per doz.

1.463 1.525 2.019 38.0 32.4 1.379 1.442 2.138 55.0 48.3

Dairy products

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

2.980 3.248 3.267 9.6 0.6 3.238 3.269 3.320 2.5 1.6

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

                   

American processed cheese, per lb. (453.6 gm)

3.928 3.907 3.981 1.3 1.9 3.814 3.765 3.857 1.1 2.4

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

5.290 5.329 5.453 3.1 2.3 5.314 5.404 5.566 4.7 3.0

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

4.821 4.918 4.941 2.5 0.5 4.786 4.723 4.787 0.0 1.4

Fruits and vegetables

Fresh fruits and vegetables

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

                   

Bananas, per lb. (453.6 gm)

0.567 0.576 0.581 2.5 0.9 0.556 0.556      

Oranges, Navel, per lb. (453.6 gm)

1.280 1.174       1.205 1.175      

Oranges, Valencia, per lb. (453.6 gm)

                   

Cherries, per lb. (453.6 gm)

                   

Grapefruit, per lb. (453.6 gm)

1.344         1.343        

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

2.919 2.519       2.939 2.551      

Lemons, per lb. (453.6 gm)

2.221         2.107 2.050      

Peaches, per lb. (453.6 gm)

                   

Pears, Anjou, per lb. (453.6 gm)

1.601                  

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

2.504 2.367       2.538 2.280      

Potatoes, white, per lb. (453.6 gm)

0.749         0.790        

Lettuce, iceberg, per lb. (453.6 gm)

1.213         1.163        

Lettuce, romaine, per lb. (453.6 gm)

2.300         2.682        

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

1.947                  

Broccoli, per lb. (453.6 gm)

2.042 1.971                

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)

2.426 2.437                

Processed fruits and vegetables

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

2.448 2.277 2.398 -2.0 5.3 2.191 1.976 1.967 -10.2 -0.5

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

1.339 1.488       1.421 1.558      

Other foods at home

Sugar and sweets

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

0.591 0.621 0.640 8.3 3.1 0.577 0.551 0.558 -3.3 1.3

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

0.561 0.597 0.607 8.2 1.7          

Fats and oils

Margarine, stick, per lb. (453.6 gm)

                   

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

1.566         1.624 1.777      

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)

  4.334 4.396   1.4          

Other prepared foods

Potato chips, per 16 oz.

4.508 4.630 4.880 8.3 5.4 4.571 5.058 5.124 12.1 1.3

Alcoholic beverages at home

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

1.439 1.472 1.502 4.4 2.0 1.405 1.392 1.402 -0.2 0.7

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

11.875 12.346 12.294 3.5 -0.4 14.015   13.984 -0.2  

Energy (residential)

Fuel oil #2 per gallon (3.785 liters)

3.103 2.405 2.044 -34.1 -15.0 3.158        

Utility (piped) gas per therm

1.034 1.034 1.028 -0.6 -0.6 1.220 1.195 1.205 -1.2 0.8

Electricity per KWH

0.135 0.134 0.133 -1.5 -0.7 0.122 0.121 0.121 -0.8 0.0

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

2.894 2.334 1.946 -32.8 -16.6 2.618 2.073 1.724 -34.1 -16.8

Gasoline, unleaded regular, per gallon/3.785 liters

2.835 2.267 1.876 -33.8 -17.2 2.564 2.014 1.664 -35.1 -17.4

Gasoline, unleaded midgrade, per gallon/3.785 liters

3.146 2.606 2.224 -29.3 -14.7 2.884 2.366 2.049 -29.0 -13.4

Gasoline, unleaded premium, per gallon/3.785 liters

3.382 2.893 2.527 -25.3 -12.7 3.129 2.635 2.292 -26.7 -13.0

Automotive diesel fuel, per gallon/3.785 liters

3.129 2.818 2.605 -16.7 -7.6 2.850 2.515 2.337 -18.0 -7.1

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.