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%)
93.5 119.3 100.0
Grocery (13.47%)
98.7 104.2 100.0
Housing (28.15%)
85.4 160.2 100.0
Utilities (9.90%)
98.1 98.2 100.0
Transportation (8.99%)
104.7 112.7 100.0
Health (4.57%)
95.1 95.9 100.0
Miscellaneous (34.92%)
93.7 102.9 100.0


Expected Spending Comparison By Household Types
  Sierra Vista, AZ Fort Lauderdale, FL National Average
Total Monthly Expense
Husband and Wife with Children Under 6
$5,589.00 $7,145.00 $5,976.00
Husband and Wife with Children 6-17
$5,992.00 $7,658.00 $6,407.00
Home Owner
$4,926.00 $6,140.00 $5,211.00
Renter
$2,863.00 $4,189.00 $3,196.00

 

Average Price Comparison
ITEM Sierra Vista, AZ Fort Lauderdale, FL National Average
Steak $9.71 $10.52 $11.28
Ground Beef $4.17 $4.36 $3.83
Sausage $3.88 $3.63 $3.94
Frying Chicken $1.13 $1.30 $1.40
Chunk Light Tuna $0.92 $0.97 $1.03
Whole Milk $1.62 $2.49 $2.01
Eggs $1.54 $1.38 $1.50
Margarine $1.06 $1.08 $1.13
Parmesan Cheese $4.49 $3.71 $4.06
Potatoes $3.54 $3.44 $3.00
Bananas $0.59 $0.65 $0.58
Lettuce $1.13 $2.17 $1.38
Bread $3.60 $3.46 $3.26
Fresh Orange Juice $3.05 $3.67 $3.55
Coffee $4.70 $3.62 $4.35
Sugar $2.28 $2.02 $2.25
Corn Flakes $3.90 $3.49 $3.50
Sweet Peas $1.00 $1.12 $1.10
Peaches $1.59 $2.70 $1.71
Facial Tissues $1.87 $1.65 $1.89
Detergent $5.07 $5.42 $5.73
Cooking Oil $5.43 $4.82 $4.93
Frozen Meal $2.44 $2.69 $2.60
Frozen Corn $1.32 $1.49 $1.37
Potato Chips $2.92 $3.77 $3.13
Soft Drink $1.57 $1.62 $1.67
Apartment Rent $833.00 $1,772.00 $1,037.00
Home Price $292,160.00 $521,080.00 $333,322.00
Total Energy $169.49 $159.36 $166.51
Phone $26.99 $29.11 $28.67
Tire Balance $50.80 $59.72 $46.21
Gasoline $2.30 $2.36 $2.22
Optometrist Visit $88.00 $94.17 $101.68
Doctor Visit $95.42 $83.20 $107.62
Dentist Visit $88.52 $97.89 $92.10
Ibuprofen $10.02 $11.35 $9.30
Prescription Drug $430.47 $405.35 $426.51
Hamburger $3.85 $4.12 $4.11
Pizza $10.09 $8.99 $9.82
Fried Chicken $3.76 $4.50 $4.03
Haircut $11.58 $16.15 $16.02
Beauty Salon $28.75 $61.89 $37.34
Toothpaste $1.91 $2.40 $2.47
Shampoo $0.85 $1.00 $1.00
Dry Cleaning $12.21 $17.25 $12.42
Man Dress Shirt $28.66 $26.39 $30.78
Boy Jeans $24.41 $21.62 $23.28
Women Slacks $25.90 $18.76 $30.16
Washer Repair $72.11 $57.11 $73.25
Newspaper $18.20 $19.34 $20.94
Movie $7.83 $11.36 $10.25
Bowling $3.75 $8.74 $4.97
Tennis Balls $2.53 $2.88 $2.44
Veterinary Services $62.83 $49.20 $51.02
Beer $8.69 $9.39 $8.90
Wine $6.14 $7.23 $8.69