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Compare cost of living across the United States. Learn more about how we use the price of groceries from cities around the country, gathered daily, to check reveal inflationary trends.


CITY EGGS BREAD MILK STEAK OJ RICE BUTTER COST INDEX

DC

$1.39

H $2.19

L $1.39

$1.49

H $2.19

L $1.49

$4.49

H $4.49

L $4.49

$8.99

H $10.09

L $3.99

$5.49

H $5.99

L $4.99

$1.19

H $2.50

L $1.19

$6.29

H $6.29

L $5.59

53

Phoenix

$1.79

H $2.19

L $0.69

$1.69

H $2.19

L $1.00

$1.89

H $2.89

L $1.89

$8.99

H $8.99

L $3.99

$5.49

H $5.99

L $3.99

$2.79

H $3.29

L $1.50

$4.49

H $4.89

L $1.88

39

Houston

$0.99

H $1.79

L $0.69

$1.69

H $1.69

L $0.99

$2.79

H $3.29

L $2.19

$8.99

H $8.99

L $4.99

$7.39

H $7.39

L $4.99

$2.79

H $2.79

L $1.49

$4.49

H $4.49

L $4.49

52

SF

$2.18

H $3.29

L $0.99

$2.09

H $2.19

L $1.50

$4.49

H $5.09

L $4.49

$9.99

H $11.19

L $4.99

$5.99

H $7.39

L $5.00

$1.87

H $3.29

L $1.87

$4.49

H $5.59

L $3.99

65

Portland

$1.59

H $1.69

L $0.77

$0.99

H $1.50

L $0.88

$3.69

H $3.69

L $3.29

$4.97

H $10.09

L $3.99

$8.19

H $8.19

L $4.99

$1.99

H $2.89

L $1.49

$5.09

H $5.09

L $2.50

35

Orlando

$1.49

H $2.19

L $0.99

$1.49

H $2.19

L $1.49

$3.99

H $4.09

L $3.99

$8.99

H $10.09

L $3.99

$5.49

H $5.99

L $4.99

$1.19

H $2.80

L $1.19

$6.29

H $6.29

L $5.59

51

Boise

$1.39

H $1.49

L $0.59

$1.69

H $1.69

L $1.50

$2.59

H $2.59

L $2.59

$4.99

H $8.99

L $3.99

$5.49

H $6.39

L $5.49

$1.99

H $2.59

L $1.99

$2.99

H $4.19

L $2.49

0

LV

$1.79

H $2.19

L $0.69

$1.69

H $2.19

L $1.00

$2.59

H $3.29

L $2.19

$8.99

H $8.99

L $3.99

$5.49

H $5.99

L $3.99

$2.79

H $2.99

L $1.50

$5.59

H $5.59

L $2.49

51

Seattle

$1.59

H $1.79

L $1.59

$1.99

H $1.99

L $1.99

$2.99

H $3.29

L $2.79

$9.99

H $11.19

L $4.77

$7.69

H $7.69

L $5.00

$2.00

H $2.00

L $2.00

$4.19

H $4.29

L $3.49

60

Austin

$2.17

H $2.17

L $2.17

$2.00

H $2.00

L $2.00

$2.28

H $2.38

L $2.28

$7.49

H $7.97

L $6.99

$5.58

H $5.58

L $5.48

$1.18

H $1.18

L $1.18

$3.24

H $3.58

L $3.24

18

NYC

$1.88

H $3.59

L $1.88

$3.99

H $4.99

L $3.99

$3.99

H $3.99

L $3.79

$8.49

H $8.49

L $4.49

$5.99

H $5.99

L $4.99

$4.99

H $4.99

L $4.29

$6.59

H $6.59

L $3.50

96

LA

$1.99

H $4.19

L $1.00

$1.29

H $1.99

L $1.29

$4.49

H $4.49

L $4.49

$7.99

H $8.99

L $4.88

$6.39

H $6.39

L $4.99

$1.99

H $2.19

L $1.00

$6.29

H $6.29

L $2.99

60

Honolulu

$2.79

H $4.49

L $1.49

$4.49

H $5.59

L $3.99

$4.99

H $6.29

L $4.99

$9.99

H $12.39

L $5.99

$6.99

H $8.99

L $5.00

$2.30

H $3.79

L $2.30

$4.99

H $6.29

L $4.49

100



How it all works

We built Inflation.co to provide unique insights into the drivers of inflation in major cities across the United States. The project started when we noticed that major grocery chains change the prices of food much more frequently than most consumers would expect: daily. When the price of eggs in your city increases by 25 cents, you might not notice it, but it could represent a 10% or greater change in the price you are paying for that product. Typically economists measure inflation based on a basket of goods each year. When we realized that the price of this basket of goods is changing every day we realized that if we were able to get the data, we could show inflation trends in real-time.

We built Inflation.co using the Grocerybear API. This API provides access to grocery price information from around the world. We filtered for cities in the US and for products we thought most indicative of a common basket of goods: eggs, bread, milk, steak, orange juice, rice, and butter. Grocerybear obtains this data from major supermarkets and grocery store chains and we sifted through their data to find products that were as similar as possible for the sake of comparison. For example, in 11 of 13 cities, we calculate the price of eggs based on the exact same Lucerne Dozen large eggs. By finding products that are extremely similar if not exactly the same, we can make cross-city comparisons on cost. That said, we are able to show trends within a city without any issue whatsoever.