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Ten Year Price Check

by Norm Anderson

The latest annual inflation rate for the United States is at 2.0%. Let's take a look at how prices have changed on some selected items in the past ten years. The figures below are average prices from the United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.  The first price is from July 2003. The second price is from July 2013.

  • gasoline unleaded regular per gallon 1.524   3.628 
  • white bread per pound 1.002   1.434
  •  ground beef per pound 2.194   3.423
  • whole chicken per pound 1.027   1.484
  • eggs per dozen 1.150   1.833
  • fresh whole milk per gallon 2.708  3.449
  • electricity per kilowatt hour .098   .137
  • ground roast coffee per pound 2.944    5.394
  • frozen concentrate orange juice 12 ounce can 1.831    2.540
  • bananas per pound .514     .602