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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)

0.388 0.524 0.522 34.5 -0.4   0.453 0.450   -0.7

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

0.820 0.963 0.971 18.4 0.8 0.859 1.076 1.067 24.2 -0.8

Spaghetti and macaroni, per lb. (453.6 gm)

1.092 1.428 1.434 31.3 0.4 0.794 1.102 1.107 39.4 0.5

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

1.532 1.847 1.873 22.3 1.4 1.345 1.680 1.703 26.6 1.4

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   4.937 5.102   3.3

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 4.501 4.552 4.647 3.2 2.1

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

4.604 4.853 4.800 4.3 -1.1 4.363 4.712 4.618 5.8 -2.0

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

6.315 6.227 6.386 1.1 2.6 6.173 5.931 6.109 -1.0 3.0

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

5.174 5.206 5.186 0.2 -0.4 5.085 5.117 5.122 0.7 0.1

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)

6.922 6.782 6.857 -0.9 1.1 6.636 6.530 6.453 -2.8 -1.2

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

6.234 6.049 6.217 -0.3 2.8 5.876 5.875 6.085 3.6 3.6

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

                   

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

6.948 6.667 6.724 -3.2 0.9 6.430 6.245 6.268 -2.5 0.4

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

7.342 7.159 7.061 -3.8 -1.4 7.112 6.688 6.514 -8.4 -2.6

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 9.975 9.387 9.194 -7.8 -2.1

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 9.436 8.893 8.861 -6.1 -0.4

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

7.011 6.505 6.587 -6.0 1.3 6.367 6.449 6.451 1.3 0.0

Pork

Bacon, sliced, per lb. (453.6 gm)

7.211 7.243 6.956 -3.5 -4.0 7.087 6.781 6.448 -9.0 -4.9

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

4.357 4.572 4.674 7.3 2.2 4.201 4.705 4.743 12.9 0.8

Chops, boneless, per lb. (453.6 gm)

4.409 4.488 4.555 3.3 1.5 3.849 4.243 4.377 13.7 3.2

All Pork Chops, per lb. (453.6 gm)

4.023 4.163 4.314 7.2 3.6 3.685 4.107 4.190 13.7 2.0

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 4.658 5.591 5.537 18.9 -1.0

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

3.707 4.278 4.048 9.2 -5.4 3.456 4.027 3.824 10.6 -5.0

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

3.494 3.692 3.640 4.2 -1.4 3.413 3.476 3.392 -0.6 -2.4

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 1.440 1.751 1.737 20.6 -0.8

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 3.153 3.799 3.786 20.1 -0.3

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

1.729 2.024 1.945 12.5 -3.9 1.826 1.962 1.865 2.1 -4.9

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 1.459 3.272 3.951 170.8 20.8

Dairy products

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

3.743 4.218 4.211 12.5 -0.2 3.601 4.259 4.220 17.2 -0.9

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 3.726 4.980 4.622 24.0 -7.2

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

5.257 5.933 5.995 14.0 1.0 4.870 5.793 5.743 17.9 -0.9

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

4.766 5.724 5.561 16.7 -2.8   5.507 5.579   1.3

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 0.602 0.603 0.604 0.3 0.2

Oranges, Navel, per lb. (453.6 gm)

1.448 1.641 1.485 2.6 -9.5 1.507 1.593 1.506 -0.1 -5.5

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 2.125 2.150 2.180 2.6 1.4

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   3.149 3.382   7.4

Potatoes, white, per lb. (453.6 gm)

0.778 0.945 0.948 21.9 0.3 0.823 0.972 0.965 17.3 -0.7

Lettuce, iceberg, per lb. (453.6 gm)

                   

Lettuce, romaine, per lb. (453.6 gm)

3.269 3.487 3.568 9.1 2.3   2.880 3.217   11.7

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

1.906 2.107 2.228 16.9 5.7 1.774 1.815 1.909 7.6 5.2

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     2.325    

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

1.504 1.664 1.700 13.0 2.2 1.391 1.499 1.506 8.3 0.5

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 0.643 0.815 0.813 26.4 -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 4.445 6.304 6.477 45.7 2.7

Other prepared foods

Potato chips, per 16 oz.

5.150 6.253 6.283 22.0 0.5 5.315 6.669 6.715 26.3 0.7

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 1.491 1.643 1.648 10.5 0.3

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 12.173 12.119 12.124 -0.4 0.0

Energy (residential)

Fuel oil #2 per gallon (3.785 liters)

3.443 5.240 4.344 26.2 -17.1 3.192 5.624 4.698 47.2 -16.5

Utility (piped) gas per therm

1.402 1.616 1.667 18.9 3.2 1.581 1.857 1.891 19.6 1.8

Electricity per KWH

0.142 0.163 0.165 16.2 1.2 0.130 0.152 0.152 16.9 0.0

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

3.505 3.958 3.459 -1.3 -12.6 3.139 3.363 3.004 -4.3 -10.7

Gasoline, unleaded regular, per gallon/3.785 liters

3.408 3.853 3.356 -1.5 -12.9 3.059 3.286 2.924 -4.4 -11.0

Gasoline, unleaded midgrade, per gallon/3.785 liters

3.779 4.200 3.734 -1.2 -11.1 3.414 3.665 3.319 -2.8 -9.4

Gasoline, unleaded premium, per gallon/3.785 liters

4.100 4.679 4.167 1.6 -10.9 3.715 3.986 3.643 -1.9 -8.6

Automotive diesel fuel, per gallon/3.785 liters

3.661 5.349 4.913 34.2 -8.2 3.343 4.993 4.549 36.1 -8.9

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.