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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)

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0.543 0.511 0.545 0.4 6.7
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0.661 0.613 0.610 -7.7 -0.5

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

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0.731 0.700 0.692 -5.3 -1.1
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Spaghetti and macaroni, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.290 1.164 1.264 -2.0 8.6
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Bread, white, pan, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.365 1.466 1.479 8.4 0.9
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1.372 1.566 1.618 17.9 3.3

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

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2.073 1.994 1.948 -6.0 -2.3
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Cookies, chocolate chip, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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3.279 3.498 3.428 4.5 -2.0
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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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3.586 4.217 4.375 22.0 3.7
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3.683 4.190 4.319 17.3 3.1

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

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3.467 4.156 4.235 22.2 1.9
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3.780 4.219 4.230 11.9 0.3

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

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5.021 6.078 6.032 20.1 -0.8
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All uncooked ground beef, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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3.897 4.598 4.675 20.0 1.7
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4.183 4.737 4.746 13.5 0.2

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

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4.201 5.368 5.335 27.0 -0.6
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Chuck roast, USDA Choice, boneless, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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4.534 5.682 5.624 24.0 -1.0
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Round roast, USDA Choice, boneless, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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4.641 5.661 5.620 21.1 -0.7
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4.579 5.673 5.472 19.5 -3.5

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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4.827 5.854 5.838 20.9 -0.3
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5.043 6.075 5.978 18.5 -1.6

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

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5.033 6.261 6.052 20.2 -3.3
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5.026 6.155 5.924 17.9 -3.8

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

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4.998 6.162 6.161 23.3 0.0
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Steak, sirloin, graded and ungraded, excluding USDA Prime and Choice, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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

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6.773 8.147 8.080 19.3 -0.8
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7.673 9.139 9.280 20.9 1.5

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

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4.628 5.652 5.712 23.4 1.1
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All Uncooked Beef Steaks, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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6.339 7.541 7.530 18.8 -0.1
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6.406 7.712 7.973 24.5 3.4

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

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4.205 4.757 4.734 12.6 -0.5
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4.851 4.867 4.941 1.9 1.5

Pork

 

Bacon, sliced, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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5.563 5.531 5.589 0.5 1.0
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5.842 5.870 6.058 3.7 3.2

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

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3.831 4.261 4.167 8.8 -2.2
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3.606 4.128 3.766 4.4 -8.8

Chops, boneless, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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4.021 4.534 4.484 11.5 -1.1
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4.112 4.442 4.462 8.5 0.5

All Pork Chops, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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3.723 4.056 3.988 7.1 -1.7
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3.549 3.933 3.768 6.2 -4.2

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

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2.208 2.358 2.521 14.2 6.9
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Ham, boneless, excluding canned, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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4.109 4.346 4.405 7.2 1.4
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4.443 4.513 4.639 4.4 2.8

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

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2.794 3.217 3.211 14.9 -0.2
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2.532 2.997 3.001 18.5 0.1

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

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2.593 3.019 2.991 15.3 -0.9
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2.456 2.917 2.874 17.0 -1.5

Other meats

 

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

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3.192 3.005 2.957 -7.4 -1.6
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Poultry

 

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

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1.529 1.541 1.546 1.1 0.3
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1.705 1.883 1.847 8.3 -1.9

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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3.427 3.482 3.438 0.3 -1.3
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3.283 3.640 3.705 12.9 1.8

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

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1.536 1.609 1.584 3.1 -1.6
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Turkey, frozen, whole, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.713 1.331 1.445 -15.6 8.6
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Eggs

 

Eggs, grade A, large, per doz.

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2.008 2.210 2.113 5.2 -4.4
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Dairy products

 

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

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3.552 3.820 3.758 5.8 -1.6
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  3.958 3.888   -1.8

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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4.286 4.713 4.944 15.4 4.9
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  4.969 5.069   2.0

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

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5.381 5.438 5.401 0.4 -0.7
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5.707 5.663 5.631 -1.3 -0.6

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

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5.022 5.041 5.089 1.3 1.0
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4.677 4.853 5.165 10.4 6.4
 

Fruits and vegetables

 

Fresh fruits and vegetables

 

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

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1.278 1.290 1.345 5.2 4.3
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Bananas, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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0.595 0.585 0.583 -2.0 -0.3
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0.634 0.552 0.538 -15.1 -2.5

Oranges, Navel, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.118 1.246 1.195 6.9 -4.1
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1.283 1.352 1.259 -1.9 -6.9

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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1.050 1.095 1.037 -1.2 -5.3
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1.139 1.139 1.074 -5.7 -5.7

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

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2.807 2.959 3.209 14.3 8.4
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2.929 3.201 3.318 13.3 3.7

Lemons, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.687 1.966 1.860 10.3 -5.4
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  2.135 2.050   -4.0

Peaches, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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Pears, Anjou, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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

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2.639 3.563 2.454 -7.0 -31.1
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2.673 3.950 2.612 -2.3 -33.9

Potatoes, white, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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0.688 0.636 0.668 -2.9 5.0
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0.759 0.757 0.766 0.9 1.2

Lettuce, iceberg, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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0.924 1.107 1.174 27.1 6.1
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Lettuce, romaine, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.650 1.826 2.047 24.1 12.1
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Tomatoes, field grown, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.702 2.189 2.089 22.7 -4.6
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  2.608 2.374   -9.0

Broccoli, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.847 1.669 1.729 -6.4 3.6
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Cabbage, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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

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0.757        
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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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2.700 2.616 2.427 -10.1 -7.2
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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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2.414 2.651 2.732 13.2 3.1
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Beans, dried, any type, all sizes, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.468 1.476 1.452 -1.1 -1.6
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Other foods at home

 

Sugar and sweets

 

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

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0.628 0.614 0.644 2.5 4.9
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Sugar, white, 33-80 oz. pkg, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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0.652 0.583 0.626 -4.0 7.4
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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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2.112 1.963 1.966 -6.9 0.2
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Peanut butter, creamy, all sizes, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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2.689 2.699 2.911 8.3 7.9
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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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5.025 4.590 4.738 -5.7 3.2
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Other prepared foods

 

Potato chips, per 16 oz.

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4.411 4.270 4.263 -3.4 -0.2
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4.310 4.612 4.417 2.5 -4.2

Alcoholic beverages at home

 

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

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1.254 1.349 1.295 3.3 -4.0
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1.218 1.486 1.350 10.8 -9.2

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

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10.622 14.420 12.912 21.6 -10.5
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11.098 14.749 12.909 16.3 -12.5
 

Energy (residential)

 

Fuel oil #2 per gallon (3.785 liters)

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3.904 3.138 2.811 -28.0 -10.4
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3.912 3.118 2.832 -27.6 -9.2

Utility (piped) gas per therm

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1.040 1.060 1.036 -0.4 -2.3
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1.194 1.119 1.113 -6.8 -0.5

Electricity per KWH

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0.134 0.135 0.138 3.0 2.2
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0.177 0.168 0.181 2.3 7.7

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

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3.378 2.618 2.170 -35.8 -17.1
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3.558 2.816 2.360 -33.7 -16.2

Gasoline, unleaded regular, per gallon/3.785 liters

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3.320 2.560 2.110 -36.4 -17.6
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3.499 2.749 2.293 -34.5 -16.6

Gasoline, unleaded midgrade, per gallon/3.785 liters

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3.483 2.781 2.340 -32.8 -15.9
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3.705 3.061 2.600 -29.8 -15.1

Gasoline, unleaded premium, per gallon/3.785 liters

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3.651 2.940 2.497 -31.6 -15.1
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3.848 3.179 2.731 -29.0 -14.1

Automotive diesel fuel, per gallon/3.785 liters

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3.872 3.406 2.964 -23.5 -13.0
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4.055 3.506 3.180 -21.6 -9.3

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.
 

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