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%)
91.3 123.4 100.0
Grocery (17.26%)
95.9 119.4 100.0
Housing (30.90%)
82.6 159.2 100.0
Utilities (10.21%)
102.0 104.0 100.0
Transportation (7.54%)
94.7 105.2 100.0
Healthcare (4.42%)
93.6 100.1 100.0
Miscellaneous (29.67%)
92.8 103.1 100.0


Expected Spending Comparison By Household Types
  Sierra Vista, AZ Fort Lauderdale, FL National Average
Total Monthly Expense
Married Couple with Children Under 6
$6,392.00 $8,365.00 $5,812.00
Married Couple with Children 6-17
$7,798.00 $9,956.00 $7,003.00
Home Owner
$7,480.00 $9,186.00 $6,615.00
Renter
$3,916.00 $6,194.00 $3,798.00

 

Average Price Comparison
ITEM Sierra Vista, AZ Fort Lauderdale, FL National Average
Steak $11.30 $12.87 $13.34
Ground Beef $5.28 $5.32 $4.88
Sausage $4.42 $5.70 $4.69
Frying Chicken $1.62 $1.74 $1.53
Chunk Light Tuna $0.99 $1.14 $1.13
Whole Milk $2.01 $3.47 $2.33
Eggs $2.04 $2.23 $2.06
Margarine $1.09 $1.38 $1.24
Parmesan Cheese $4.35 $4.54 $4.22
Potatoes $5.37 $4.96 $3.52
Bananas $0.67 $0.76 $0.59
Lettuce $1.57 $1.93 $1.71
Bread $3.98 $5.26 $3.74
Fresh Orange Juice $3.62 $4.37 $3.79
Coffee $5.19 $4.94 $4.82
Sugar $2.63 $3.11 $2.71
Corn Flakes $4.75 $5.30 $4.43
Sweet Peas $1.12 $1.57 $1.35
Peaches $1.47 $2.30 $2.06
Facial Tissues $1.99 $2.49 $1.97
Detergent $17.24 $19.65 $16.88
Cooking Oil $5.31 $7.04 $5.25
Frozen Meal $2.73 $3.73 $3.02
Frozen Corn $1.16 $2.29 $1.35
Potato Chips $2.51 $3.42 $3.21
Soft Drink $1.75 $2.24 $2.08
Apartment Rent $1,077.00 $2,403.00 $1,309.00
Home Price $391,124.00 $639,560.00 $426,782.00
Total Energy $187.66 $182.38 $173.72
Phone $182.79 $193.99 $188.82
Tire Balance $59.33 $62.78 $55.35
Gasoline $3.55 $3.43 $3.42
Optometrist Visit $90.91 $138.62 $114.70
Doctor Visit $104.20 $104.37 $122.23
Dentist Visit $102.44 $98.38 $105.73
Ibuprofen $10.68 $12.76 $10.14
Prescription Drug $475.38 $483.64 $461.28
Hamburger $4.55 $5.05 $4.97
Pizza $11.04 $11.74 $11.27
Fried Chicken $3.83 $4.50 $4.47
Haircut $16.52 $20.39 $21.32
Beauty Salon $35.54 $73.60 $42.02
Toothpaste $2.23 $2.51 $2.53
Shampoo $1.04 $1.19 $1.13
Dry Cleaning $15.07 $18.47 $14.61
Man Dress Shirt $26.99 $24.95 $33.54
Boy Jeans $27.01 $24.54 $26.13
Women Slacks $30.16 $25.14 $33.09
Washer Repair $76.73 $74.06 $85.54
Newspaper $9.50 $13.08 $11.12
Movie $8.21 $13.04 $11.32
Yoga $11.25 $21.69 $16.35
Tennis Balls $3.06 $2.99 $2.76
Veterinary Services $77.25 $59.74 $57.92
Beer $10.06 $12.00 $9.93
Wine $7.96 $8.69 $9.65