Below are index numbers, expected spending by household types, and average prices of each selected areas compared to the national average:
Index Comparison
Index Sierra Vista, AZ Fort Lauderdale, FL National Average
Composite (100%)
90.5 119.1 100.0
Grocery (14.16%)
96.1 121.6 100.0
Housing (27.87%)
82.5 150.2 100.0
Utilities (9.30%)
102.0 99.4 100.0
Transportation (8.87%)
93.6 106.8 100.0
Health Care (4.69%)
93.5 104.7 100.0
Miscellaneous (35.11%)
90.5 103.6 100.0


Expected Spending Comparison By Household Types
  Sierra Vista, AZ Fort Lauderdale, FL National Average
Total Monthly Expense
Married Couple with Children Under 6
$5,841.00 $7,443.00 $6,177.00
Married Couple with Children 6-17
$6,671.00 $8,409.00 $7,095.00
Home Owner
$6,471.00 $7,777.00 $6,869.00
Renter
$3,588.00 $5,413.00 $3,884.00

 

Average Price Comparison
ITEM Sierra Vista, AZ Fort Lauderdale, FL National Average
Steak $10.29 $14.41 $12.09
Ground Beef $4.37 $4.57 $4.29
Sausage $3.87 $5.00 $4.15
Frying Chicken $1.44 $1.80 $1.38
Chunk Light Tuna $0.89 $1.05 $1.06
Whole Milk $1.82 $3.21 $2.13
Eggs $1.49 $1.68 $1.53
Margarine $0.94 $1.16 $1.11
Parmesan Cheese $4.14 $4.41 $4.05
Potatoes $4.98 $5.18 $3.29
Bananas $0.63 $0.74 $0.56
Lettuce $1.37 $2.09 $1.60
Bread $3.59 $4.82 $3.40
Fresh Orange Juice $3.38 $3.69 $3.59
Coffee $4.58 $4.36 $4.34
Sugar $2.39 $2.69 $2.47
Corn Flakes $4.32 $4.17 $4.06
Sweet Peas $1.03 $1.58 $1.25
Peaches $1.37 $2.38 $1.94
Facial Tissues $1.80 $2.14 $1.81
Detergent $15.87 $16.40 $12.78
Cooking Oil $4.96 $6.57 $4.97
Frozen Meal $2.34 $3.21 $2.67
Frozen Corn $1.09 $1.74 $1.29
Potato Chips $2.33 $3.83 $3.17
Soft Drink $1.50 $1.95 $1.86
Apartment Rent $954.00 $2,048.00 $1,179.00
Home Price $340,557.00 $520,914.00 $377,163.00
Total Energy $182.17 $164.75 $169.08
Phone $181.54 $190.18 $186.38
Tire Balance $54.36 $58.86 $50.81
Gasoline $2.48 $2.38 $2.32
Optometrist Visit $85.74 $136.35 $108.79
Doctor Visit $98.56 $99.49 $115.88
Dentist Visit $96.78 $110.78 $100.27
Ibuprofen $10.45 $12.34 $9.84
Prescription Drug $484.42 $466.73 $470.18
Hamburger $4.23 $4.90 $4.63
Pizza $10.25 $9.24 $10.70
Fried Chicken $3.45 $3.99 $4.16
Haircut $15.46 $16.25 $19.71
Beauty Salon $33.41 $66.79 $39.88
Toothpaste $2.02 $2.31 $2.36
Shampoo $0.96 $1.13 $1.06
Dry Cleaning $13.99 $14.62 $13.58
Man Dress Shirt $23.67 $23.73 $30.52
Boy Jeans $25.20 $22.02 $24.66
Women Slacks $28.20 $24.30 $31.12
Washer Repair $70.25 $79.42 $78.67
Newspaper $9.50 $15.38 $11.19
Movie $7.89 $12.78 $10.82
Yoga $12.56 $21.67 $15.33
Tennis Balls $2.85 $2.71 $2.58
Veterinary Services $70.61 $53.93 $53.24
Beer $9.49 $11.01 $9.54
Wine $7.43 $8.75 $9.27