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%)
91.3 122.2 100.0
Grocery (15.73%)
95.6 118.7 100.0
Housing (28.10%)
82.6 160.7 100.0
Utilities (9.06%)
102.2 106.4 100.0
Transportation (8.53%)
93.9 103.9 100.0
Healthcare (4.83%)
93.1 94.7 100.0
Miscellaneous (33.75%)
92.8 104.5 100.0


Expected Spending Comparison By Household Types
  Sierra Vista, AZ Fort Lauderdale, FL National Average
Total Monthly Expense
Married Couple with Children Under 6
$6,001.00 $8,150.00 $6,596.00
Married Couple with Children 6-17
$7,106.00 $9,497.00 $7,749.00
Home Owner
$6,742.00 $8,636.00 $7,286.00
Renter
$3,627.00 $5,869.00 $4,146.00

 

Average Price Comparison
ITEM Sierra Vista, AZ Fort Lauderdale, FL National Average
Steak $11.33 $13.00 $13.81
Ground Beef $5.24 $5.50 $4.99
Sausage $4.50 $5.92 $4.86
Frying Chicken $1.63 $1.70 $1.59
Chunk Light Tuna $0.99 $1.16 $1.15
Whole Milk $1.99 $3.62 $2.43
Eggs $2.07 $2.46 $2.25
Margarine $1.10 $1.44 $1.28
Parmesan Cheese $4.39 $4.58 $4.27
Potatoes $5.47 $4.90 $3.54
Bananas $0.66 $0.76 $0.60
Lettuce $1.55 $1.89 $1.78
Bread $4.04 $5.56 $3.88
Fresh Orange Juice $3.63 $4.59 $3.85
Coffee $5.23 $5.23 $4.95
Sugar $2.67 $3.25 $2.82
Corn Flakes $4.86 $5.43 $4.56
Sweet Peas $1.12 $1.57 $1.39
Peaches $1.45 $2.26 $2.11
Facial Tissues $2.02 $2.71 $2.04
Detergent $17.13 $23.93 $20.39
Cooking Oil $5.36 $7.29 $5.33
Frozen Meal $2.75 $3.84 $3.13
Frozen Corn $1.16 $2.39 $1.36
Potato Chips $2.53 $3.17 $3.16
Soft Drink $1.71 $2.29 $2.16
Apartment Rent $1,075.00 $2,542.00 $1,371.00
Home Price $389,859.00 $680,113.00 $450,913.00
Total Energy $189.20 $192.68 $176.82
Phone $183.41 $195.67 $190.22
Tire Balance $59.63 $64.24 $57.25
Gasoline $3.41 $3.85 $3.86
Optometrist Visit $91.56 $135.99 $117.66
Doctor Visit $104.52 $105.56 $124.91
Dentist Visit $102.55 $95.07 $107.77
Ibuprofen $10.82 $12.78 $10.26
Prescription Drug $473.32 $489.27 $460.23
Hamburger $4.53 $5.16 $5.13
Pizza $11.01 $12.66 $11.51
Fried Chicken $3.81 $4.66 $4.59
Haircut $16.61 $22.47 $22.23
Beauty Salon $35.67 $76.47 $43.31
Toothpaste $2.19 $2.69 $2.58
Shampoo $1.04 $1.26 $1.16
Dry Cleaning $15.06 $19.21 $14.95
Man Dress Shirt $26.84 $25.02 $34.21
Boy Jeans $26.72 $24.95 $26.72
Women Slacks $30.29 $24.86 $33.75
Washer Repair $76.97 $74.21 $88.26
Newspaper $9.37 $12.50 $11.27
Movie $8.24 $13.44 $11.58
Yoga $11.21 $21.96 $16.80
Tennis Balls $3.13 $3.11 $2.84
Veterinary Services $77.69 $61.35 $59.80
Beer $9.94 $12.29 $10.07
Wine $7.85 $8.68 $9.74