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%)
91.5 120.8 100.0
Grocery (17.26%)
95.9 121.7 100.0
Housing (30.90%)
82.6 149.2 100.0
Utilities (10.21%)
102.0 101.5 100.0
Transportation (7.54%)
94.7 103.4 100.0
Health Care (4.42%)
93.6 103.7 100.0
Miscellaneous (29.67%)
93.3 104.3 100.0


Expected Spending Comparison By Household Types
  Sierra Vista, AZ Fort Lauderdale, FL National Average
Total Monthly Expense
Married Couple with Children Under 6
$5,846.00 $7,845.00 $6,177.00
Married Couple with Children 6-17
$6,776.00 $8,902.00 $7,094.00
Home Owner
$6,486.00 $8,197.00 $6,869.00
Renter
$3,592.00 $5,744.00 $3,885.00

 

Average Price Comparison
ITEM Sierra Vista, AZ Fort Lauderdale, FL National Average
Steak $10.47 $15.02 $12.82
Ground Beef $4.51 $4.62 $4.30
Sausage $3.90 $5.20 $4.23
Frying Chicken $1.45 $1.82 $1.40
Chunk Light Tuna $0.89 $1.07 $1.04
Whole Milk $1.81 $3.36 $2.22
Eggs $1.45 $1.80 $1.57
Margarine $0.96 $1.20 $1.11
Parmesan Cheese $4.14 $4.41 $4.03
Potatoes $5.02 $4.95 $3.22
Bananas $0.62 $0.76 $0.57
Lettuce $1.39 $2.08 $1.59
Bread $3.62 $4.97 $3.47
Fresh Orange Juice $3.39 $3.96 $3.59
Coffee $4.57 $4.37 $4.30
Sugar $2.38 $2.70 $2.51
Corn Flakes $4.31 $4.14 $4.05
Sweet Peas $1.03 $1.58 $1.28
Peaches $1.36 $2.29 $1.97
Facial Tissues $1.81 $2.26 $1.83
Detergent $15.96 $24.01 $19.03
Cooking Oil $4.96 $6.80 $4.92
Frozen Meal $2.38 $3.21 $2.70
Frozen Corn $1.09 $1.74 $1.27
Potato Chips $2.34 $3.51 $2.93
Soft Drink $1.50 $1.68 $1.90
Apartment Rent $957.00 $2,130.00 $1,217.00
Home Price $343,491.00 $546,162.00 $398,393.00
Total Energy $181.78 $172.59 $170.62
Phone $180.80 $191.55 $187.75
Tire Balance $54.35 $56.53 $51.90
Gasoline $2.39 $2.71 $2.71
Optometrist Visit $86.21 $128.40 $109.44
Doctor Visit $98.64 $93.13 $118.16
Dentist Visit $96.47 $112.40 $101.04
Ibuprofen $10.47 $12.17 $9.93
Prescription Drug $483.62 $477.78 $470.20
Hamburger $4.21 $5.10 $4.75
Pizza $10.29 $9.66 $10.75
Fried Chicken $3.48 $3.99 $4.15
Haircut $15.25 $18.83 $20.36
Beauty Salon $33.44 $70.69 $40.63
Toothpaste $2.01 $2.76 $2.36
Shampoo $0.96 $1.18 $1.08
Dry Cleaning $14.06 $14.54 $13.85
Man Dress Shirt $24.08 $25.52 $30.77
Boy Jeans $24.96 $23.03 $25.05
Women Slacks $28.47 $24.53 $31.66
Washer Repair $70.20 $79.69 $80.32
Newspaper $9.47 $15.76 $11.26
Movie $7.84 $13.43 $11.01
Yoga $12.48 $21.77 $15.59
Tennis Balls $2.91 $3.10 $2.65
Veterinary Services $70.64 $53.61 $54.22
Beer $9.50 $10.90 $9.62
Wine $7.45 $8.79 $9.23