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%)
90.2 117.0 100.0
Grocery (14.16%)
96.1 116.8 100.0
Housing (27.87%)
82.5 150.4 100.0
Utilities (9.30%)
102.0 99.4 100.0
Transportation (8.87%)
93.6 109.6 100.0
Health Care (4.69%)
93.5 103.8 100.0
Miscellaneous (35.11%)
89.6 98.8 100.0


Expected Spending Comparison By Household Types
  Sierra Vista, AZ Fort Lauderdale, FL National Average
Total Monthly Expense
Married Couple with Children Under 6
$5,562.00 $7,239.00 $6,177.00
Married Couple with Children 6-17
$6,344.00 $8,165.00 $7,095.00
Home Owner
$6,150.00 $7,532.00 $6,869.00
Renter
$3,429.00 $5,326.00 $3,884.00

 

Average Price Comparison
ITEM Sierra Vista, AZ Fort Lauderdale, FL National Average
Steak $9.66 $12.14 $11.78
Ground Beef $4.50 $4.66 $4.27
Sausage $3.87 $4.95 $4.19
Frying Chicken $1.43 $1.62 $1.39
Chunk Light Tuna $0.93 $1.02 $1.08
Whole Milk $1.67 $2.96 $2.05
Eggs $1.35 $1.48 $1.47
Margarine $0.95 $1.15 $1.11
Parmesan Cheese $4.23 $4.27 $4.12
Potatoes $5.11 $4.99 $3.29
Bananas $0.61 $0.71 $0.55
Lettuce $1.39 $2.00 $1.61
Bread $3.54 $4.31 $3.40
Fresh Orange Juice $3.37 $3.64 $3.57
Coffee $4.61 $4.06 $4.34
Sugar $2.26 $2.56 $2.38
Corn Flakes $4.31 $4.28 $4.05
Sweet Peas $0.99 $1.54 $1.23
Peaches $1.34 $2.58 $1.94
Facial Tissues $1.80 $1.93 $1.82
Detergent $5.41 $6.80 $6.44
Cooking Oil $5.02 $6.16 $5.00
Frozen Meal $2.34 $3.27 $2.66
Frozen Corn $1.11 $1.91 $1.30
Potato Chips $2.71 $4.19 $3.38
Soft Drink $1.45 $1.93 $1.82
Apartment Rent $919.00 $2,062.00 $1,168.00
Home Price $319,550.00 $507,338.00 $368,594.00
Total Energy $176.74 $162.20 $166.54
Phone $177.49 $188.17 $184.33
Tire Balance $52.62 $63.76 $50.08
Gasoline $1.95 $2.24 $2.21
Optometrist Visit $85.19 $135.56 $108.10
Doctor Visit $97.46 $102.25 $115.44
Dentist Visit $95.11 $106.04 $99.32
Ibuprofen $10.26 $12.33 $9.71
Prescription Drug $483.80 $458.22 $470.48
Hamburger $4.00 $4.15 $4.51
Pizza $10.20 $8.99 $10.66
Fried Chicken $3.47 $3.50 $4.15
Haircut $14.09 $14.47 $18.88
Beauty Salon $32.20 $65.03 $39.27
Toothpaste $1.99 $2.04 $2.33
Shampoo $0.94 $1.07 $1.05
Dry Cleaning $13.70 $14.68 $13.46
Man Dress Shirt $24.73 $23.63 $31.37
Boy Jeans $24.85 $23.17 $24.89
Women Slacks $28.35 $24.56 $31.41
Washer Repair $67.64 $74.95 $77.45
Newspaper $9.17 $12.71 $10.93
Movie $7.57 $11.82 $10.70
Yoga $10.15 $20.88 $15.29
Tennis Balls $2.88 $2.92 $2.59
Veterinary Services $68.66 $53.36 $52.74
Beer $9.29 $10.84 $9.42
Wine $7.36 $8.52 $9.12