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%)
92.8 120.0 100.0
Grocery (13.40%)
96.7 107.1 100.0
Housing (29.34%)
87.2 164.4 100.0
Utilities (8.94%)
103.0 100.8 100.0
Transportation (9.22%)
98.4 103.6 100.0
Health Care (4.26%)
95.1 94.5 100.0
Miscellaneous (34.84%)
91.7 99.9 100.0


Expected Spending Comparison By Household Types
  Sierra Vista, AZ Fort Lauderdale, FL National Average
Total Monthly Expense
Husband and Wife with Children Under 6
$5,657.00 $7,398.00 $6,101.00
Husband and Wife with Children 6-17
$6,069.00 $7,834.00 $6,540.00
Home Owner
$4,991.00 $6,315.00 $5,317.00
Renter
$2,919.00 $4,343.00 $3,262.00

 

Average Price Comparison
ITEM Sierra Vista, AZ Fort Lauderdale, FL National Average
Steak $9.35 $9.55 $11.35
Ground Beef $4.12 $4.01 $3.90
Sausage $3.91 $3.91 $4.12
Frying Chicken $1.46 $1.43 $1.42
Chunk Light Tuna $0.98 $0.99 $1.12
Whole Milk $1.53 $2.40 $1.94
Eggs $1.97 $2.19 $1.81
Margarine $0.96 $1.04 $1.12
Parmesan Cheese $4.31 $4.13 $4.22
Potatoes $4.66 $3.67 $3.09
Bananas $0.61 $0.61 $0.56
Lettuce $1.18 $2.15 $1.37
Bread $3.53 $3.16 $3.33
Fresh Orange Juice $3.39 $3.58 $3.52
Coffee $4.60 $3.78 $4.35
Sugar $2.13 $2.14 $2.24
Corn Flakes $3.70 $3.87 $3.53
Sweet Peas $0.92 $1.07 $1.11
Peaches $1.20 $2.86 $1.73
Facial Tissues $1.82 $1.83 $1.83
Detergent $5.31 $5.74 $6.08
Cooking Oil $5.08 $5.02 $5.01
Frozen Meal $2.29 $3.19 $2.61
Frozen Corn $1.06 $1.44 $1.28
Potato Chips $2.66 $4.06 $3.23
Soft Drink $1.42 $1.64 $1.73
Apartment Rent $887.00 $1,905.00 $1,087.00
Home Price $306,543.00 $558,791.00 $347,000.00
Total Energy $181.41 $168.06 $167.56
Phone $172.16 $181.41 $178.72
Tire Balance $50.38 $51.57 $47.42
Gasoline $2.45 $2.62 $2.61
Optometrist Visit $83.58 $93.80 $103.74
Doctor Visit $95.28 $84.97 $110.71
Dentist Visit $92.63 $95.32 $95.11
Ibuprofen $9.71 $10.95 $9.29
Prescription Drug $456.67 $432.72 $441.67
Hamburger $3.80 $4.25 $4.24
Pizza $9.83 $9.32 $10.32
Fried Chicken $3.50 $4.20 $4.13
Haircut $12.58 $15.67 $16.88
Beauty Salon $31.14 $51.67 $37.48
Toothpaste $2.06 $2.40 $2.40
Shampoo $0.88 $1.05 $0.99
Dry Cleaning $13.12 $14.66 $12.77
Man Dress Shirt $24.86 $27.38 $32.03
Boy Jeans $23.40 $18.91 $24.43
Women Slacks $27.95 $29.59 $31.75
Washer Repair $65.21 $63.86 $74.61
Newspaper $18.26 $19.34 $21.62
Movie $7.52 $12.68 $10.52
Bowling $9.99 $19.33 $14.83
Tennis Balls $2.78 $2.62 $2.52
Veterinary Services $66.73 $48.36 $51.47
Beer $8.86 $9.50 $9.03
Wine $7.13 $7.84 $8.83