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%)
90.2 117.6 100.0
Grocery (14.16%)
96.1 118.3 100.0
Housing (27.87%)
82.5 150.8 100.0
Utilities (9.30%)
102.0 99.9 100.0
Transportation (8.87%)
93.6 107.4 100.0
Health Care (4.69%)
93.5 103.9 100.0
Miscellaneous (35.11%)
89.6 100.2 100.0


Expected Spending Comparison By Household Types
  Sierra Vista, AZ Fort Lauderdale, FL National Average
Total Monthly Expense
Married Couple with Children Under 6
$5,666.00 $7,304.00 $6,177.00
Married Couple with Children 6-17
$6,458.00 $8,243.00 $7,095.00
Home Owner
$6,258.00 $7,613.00 $6,869.00
Renter
$3,496.00 $5,353.00 $3,884.00

 

Average Price Comparison
ITEM Sierra Vista, AZ Fort Lauderdale, FL National Average
Steak $9.88 $12.80 $11.85
Ground Beef $4.43 $4.60 $4.26
Sausage $3.79 $4.96 $4.17
Frying Chicken $1.41 $1.69 $1.38
Chunk Light Tuna $0.90 $1.03 $1.08
Whole Milk $1.77 $3.05 $2.08
Eggs $1.40 $1.58 $1.49
Margarine $0.95 $1.15 $1.11
Parmesan Cheese $4.14 $4.31 $4.09
Potatoes $4.96 $5.14 $3.27
Bananas $0.62 $0.72 $0.56
Lettuce $1.42 $2.05 $1.62
Bread $3.57 $4.47 $3.42
Fresh Orange Juice $3.38 $3.66 $3.58
Coffee $4.56 $4.22 $4.33
Sugar $2.37 $2.59 $2.41
Corn Flakes $4.31 $4.29 $4.05
Sweet Peas $1.00 $1.55 $1.23
Peaches $1.35 $2.53 $1.94
Facial Tissues $1.77 $2.00 $1.82
Detergent $16.11 $11.70 $9.63
Cooking Oil $5.00 $6.30 $5.00
Frozen Meal $2.33 $3.22 $2.66
Frozen Corn $1.10 $1.78 $1.30
Potato Chips $2.40 $3.89 $3.28
Soft Drink $1.46 $1.89 $1.83
Apartment Rent $933.00 $2,061.00 $1,171.00
Home Price $331,943.00 $511,859.00 $371,574.00
Total Energy $179.59 $164.63 $167.57
Phone $179.16 $188.53 $184.73
Tire Balance $53.27 $61.66 $50.24
Gasoline $2.02 $2.24 $2.23
Optometrist Visit $86.31 $134.72 $108.59
Doctor Visit $98.61 $100.44 $115.72
Dentist Visit $95.46 $107.93 $99.68
Ibuprofen $10.38 $12.37 $9.74
Prescription Drug $483.04 $460.54 $470.52
Hamburger $4.11 $4.32 $4.54
Pizza $10.27 $8.99 $10.68
Fried Chicken $3.50 $3.62 $4.16
Haircut $14.75 $14.81 $19.08
Beauty Salon $32.97 $66.27 $39.48
Toothpaste $2.00 $1.95 $2.34
Shampoo $0.96 $1.14 $1.06
Dry Cleaning $13.82 $14.43 $13.52
Man Dress Shirt $23.96 $23.91 $31.09
Boy Jeans $24.66 $23.00 $24.80
Women Slacks $28.21 $24.54 $31.37
Washer Repair $68.78 $76.61 $77.84
Newspaper $9.57 $13.21 $11.06
Movie $7.71 $12.16 $10.74
Yoga $10.14 $21.26 $15.21
Tennis Balls $2.89 $2.88 $2.60
Veterinary Services $69.68 $53.67 $52.93
Beer $9.45 $10.83 $9.47
Wine $7.48 $8.63 $9.19