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%)
95.2 115.1 100.0
Grocery (13.96%)
100.1 100.7 100.0
Housing (27.80%)
92.1 149.3 100.0
Utilities (10.23%)
102.9 96.9 100.0
Transportation (12.12%)
99.3 107.5 100.0
Health (4.41%)
94.5 96.8 100.0
Miscellaneous (31.48%)
92.1 102.3 100.0


Expected Spending Comparison By Household Types
  Sierra Vista, AZ Fort Lauderdale, FL National Average
Total Monthly Expense
Husband and Wife with Children Under 6
$5,654.00 $6,814.00 $5,911.00
Husband and Wife with Children 6-17
$6,051.00 $7,332.00 $6,339.00
Home Owner
$4,967.00 $5,825.00 $5,154.00
Renter
$2,934.00 $4,038.00 $3,161.00

 

Average Price Comparison
ITEM Sierra Vista, AZ Fort Lauderdale, FL National Average
T-Bone Steak $10.28 $11.81 $11.38
Ground Beef $3.77 $4.96 $4.09
Sausage $4.07 $3.52 $4.01
Frying Chicken $1.37 $1.32 $1.41
Chunk Light Tuna $0.91 $0.92 $1.05
Whole Milk $1.61 $2.53 $2.09
Eggs $2.29 $2.07 $2.10
Margarine $1.11 $1.12 $1.12
Parmesan Cheese $4.69 $4.23 $4.05
Potatoes $2.96 $3.15 $2.98
Bananas $0.58 $0.60 $0.58
Lettuce $1.21 $1.88 $1.43
Whitebread $3.04 $2.70 $2.92
Fresh Orange Juice $3.16 $3.17 $3.52
Coffee $4.75 $3.48 $4.37
Sugar $2.41 $2.20 $2.32
Corn Flakes $4.00 $3.83 $3.49
Sweet Peas $1.11 $1.19 $1.14
Peaches $1.80 $2.79 $1.89
Facial Tissues $1.89 $1.64 $1.83
Detergent $5.27 $5.09 $5.49
Shortening $4.36 $4.54 $4.53
Frozen Meal $2.56 $3.16 $2.56
Frozen Corn $1.27 $1.51 $1.37
Potato Chips $3.23 $2.53 $3.15
Soft Drink $1.50 $1.63 $1.64
Apartment Rent $856.00 $1,644.00 $994.00
Home Price $301,326.00 $466,540.00 $326,412.00
Total Energy $178.64 $154.46 $165.86
Phone $27.22 $28.94 $28.32
Tire Balance $41.31 $54.78 $45.97
Gasoline $2.20 $2.21 $2.14
Optometrist Visit $87.30 $88.49 $100.57
Doctor Visit $93.16 $83.75 $106.92
Dentist Visit $86.88 $94.10 $90.11
Ibuprofen $9.43 $11.68 $9.30
Lipitor $400.86 $391.13 $405.18
Hamburger $3.63 $4.06 $4.01
Pizza $9.75 $8.99 $9.50
Fried Chicken $3.52 $4.45 $3.92
Haircut $11.15 $16.39 $15.43
Beauty Salon $29.43 $56.09 $36.17
Toothpaste $2.02 $2.18 $2.48
Shampoo $0.85 $0.97 $0.97
Dry Cleaning $12.40 $14.43 $12.24
Man Dress Shirt $29.60 $25.13 $29.79
Boy Jeans $25.62 $20.77 $23.00
Women Slacks $28.91 $30.37 $30.15
Washer Repair $68.71 $46.60 $71.48
Newspaper $15.85 $16.84 $20.40
Movie $8.04 $11.48 $10.10
Bowling $3.58 $6.10 $4.74
Tennis Balls $2.26 $2.74 $2.55
Veterinary Services $52.85 $51.36 $49.51
Beer $8.69 $9.71 $8.76
Wine $6.37 $7.90 $8.63