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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)

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0.543 0.511 0.545 0.4 6.7
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0.526 0.500 0.518 -1.5 3.6

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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0.742 0.696 0.697 -6.1 0.1

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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  1.283 1.315   2.5

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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1.355 1.435 1.433 5.8 -0.1

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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1.997 2.049 2.064 3.4 0.7

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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3.557 4.214 4.409 24.0 4.6

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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3.372 4.046 4.221 25.2 4.3

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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4.992 6.332 6.304 26.3 -0.4

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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3.866 4.628 4.720 22.1 2.0

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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4.193 5.222 5.232 24.8 0.2

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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4.474 5.735 5.644 26.2 -1.6

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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4.710 5.782 5.580 18.5 -3.5

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

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  5.631 5.622   -0.2

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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4.707 5.712 5.654 20.1 -1.0

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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5.081 6.303 5.989 17.9 -5.0

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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5.027 6.130 6.349 26.3 3.6

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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6.988 7.772 7.495 7.3 -3.6

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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4.920 5.841 5.749 16.8 -1.6

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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6.288 7.436 7.406 17.8 -0.4

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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3.642 4.580 4.440 21.9 -3.1

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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5.580 5.705 5.837 4.6 2.3

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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4.026 4.262 4.381 8.8 2.8

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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3.948 4.537 4.526 14.6 -0.2

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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3.651 3.942 3.935 7.8 -0.2

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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4.125 4.645 4.541 10.1 -2.2

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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2.804 3.342 3.279 16.9 -1.9

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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2.383 2.791 2.771 16.3 -0.7

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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1.434 1.500 1.443 0.6 -3.8

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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3.525 3.233 3.201 -9.2 -1.0

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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1.584 1.709 1.729 9.2 1.2

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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1.536        

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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2.110 2.242 2.274 7.8 1.4
 

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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3.940 4.153 4.045 2.7 -2.6

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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  4.044 4.015   -0.7

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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5.055 5.455 5.335 5.5 -2.2

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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5.386 5.049 5.030 -6.6 -0.4
 

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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1.246 1.154 1.249 0.2 8.2

Bananas, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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0.595 0.585 0.583 -2.0 -0.3
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0.561 0.570 0.574 2.3 0.7

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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1.135 1.223 1.260 11.0 3.0

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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0.935 1.042 1.006 7.6 -3.5

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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2.763 2.704 3.135 13.5 15.9

Lemons, per lb. (453.6 gm)

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1.687 1.966 1.860 10.3 -5.4
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1.590 1.946 1.737 9.2 -10.7

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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2.453 3.008 2.261 -7.8 -24.8

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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0.693 0.618 0.672 -3.0 8.7

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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1.148 1.284 1.347 17.3 4.9

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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2.088        

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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1.679 1.891 1.859 10.7 -1.7

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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2.194 2.783 2.868 30.7 3.1

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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1.373 1.439 1.451 5.7 0.8
 

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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0.643 0.639 0.668 3.9 4.5

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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0.640        

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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4.576 4.572 4.499 -1.7 -1.6

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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1.266 1.374 1.301 2.8 -5.3

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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8.414 9.669 9.539 13.4 -1.3
 

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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4.120 3.312 3.006 -27.0 -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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1.139 1.159 1.136 -0.3 -2.0

Electricity per KWH

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0.134 0.135 0.138 3.0 2.2
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0.115 0.118 0.117 1.7 -0.8

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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3.243 2.482 2.057 -36.6 -17.1

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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3.174 2.422 1.998 -37.1 -17.5

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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3.386 2.660 2.233 -34.1 -16.1

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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3.553 2.845 2.416 -32.0 -15.1

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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3.765 3.236 2.856 -24.1 -11.7

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.
 

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