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%)
94.2 116.3 100.0
Grocery (13.61%)
101.0 100.5 100.0
Housing (27.59%)
88.1 154.5 100.0
Utilities (10.06%)
99.4 98.5 100.0
Transportation (9.59%)
100.9 108.5 100.0
Health (4.00%)
94.9 97.1 100.0
Miscellaneous (35.15%)
93.1 101.9 100.0


Expected Spending Comparison By Household Types
  Sierra Vista, AZ Fort Lauderdale, FL National Average
Total Monthly Expense
Husband and Wife with Children Under 6
$5,645.00 $6,982.00 $5,975.00
Husband and Wife with Children 6-17
$6,052.00 $7,499.00 $6,408.00
Home Owner
$4,965.00 $5,991.00 $5,210.00
Renter
$2,904.00 $4,131.00 $3,197.00

 

Average Price Comparison
ITEM Sierra Vista, AZ Fort Lauderdale, FL National Average
Steak $10.20 $10.43 $11.33
Ground Beef $4.08 $4.60 $3.84
Sausage $4.05 $3.55 $3.95
Frying Chicken $1.24 $1.23 $1.41
Chunk Light Tuna $0.94 $0.92 $1.03
Whole Milk $1.65 $2.52 $2.02
Eggs $1.95 $1.47 $1.67
Margarine $1.04 $1.07 $1.12
Parmesan Cheese $4.66 $3.98 $4.05
Potatoes $3.44 $3.30 $2.99
Bananas $0.59 $0.61 $0.58
Lettuce $1.10 $2.04 $1.39
Bread $3.59 $3.14 $3.24
Fresh Orange Juice $3.07 $3.32 $3.54
Coffee $4.68 $3.52 $4.36
Sugar $2.24 $2.08 $2.27
Corn Flakes $3.89 $3.70 $3.50
Sweet Peas $1.07 $1.06 $1.12
Peaches $1.60 $2.70 $1.72
Facial Tissues $2.02 $1.66 $1.86
Detergent $5.31 $5.22 $5.65
Cooking Oil $5.20 $4.77 $4.93
Frozen Meal $2.56 $2.92 $2.59
Frozen Corn $1.29 $1.43 $1.36
Potato Chips $3.18 $2.98 $3.18
Soft Drink $1.54 $1.58 $1.66
Apartment Rent $842.00 $1,727.00 $1,028.00
Home Price $299,748.00 $497,324.00 $334,331.00
Total Energy $171.36 $154.02 $165.44
Phone $26.81 $30.28 $28.59
Tire Balance $46.42 $55.91 $45.97
Gasoline $2.19 $2.23 $2.17
Optometrist Visit $87.97 $90.55 $101.68
Doctor Visit $94.41 $84.59 $107.71
Dentist Visit $87.11 $97.03 $91.78
Ibuprofen $9.77 $11.18 $9.28
Prescription Drug $433.92 $410.06 $427.00
Hamburger $3.81 $4.08 $4.08
Pizza $9.55 $8.99 $9.68
Fried Chicken $3.71 $4.44 $4.00
Haircut $11.46 $15.91 $15.85
Beauty Salon $29.43 $60.38 $37.07
Toothpaste $1.99 $2.30 $2.49
Shampoo $0.86 $0.95 $0.99
Dry Cleaning $12.52 $16.51 $12.44
Man Dress Shirt $30.31 $24.82 $30.30
Boy Jeans $24.56 $20.32 $23.31
Women Slacks $28.28 $23.57 $30.14
Washer Repair $71.17 $50.12 $72.72
Newspaper $18.20 $19.07 $21.00
Movie $7.94 $11.19 $10.20
Bowling $3.68 $8.08 $4.92
Tennis Balls $2.32 $2.66 $2.47
Veterinary Services $57.81 $49.54 $50.45
Beer $8.76 $9.75 $8.87
Wine $6.33 $7.39 $8.70