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%)
95.9 121.0 100.0
Housing (30.90%)
82.6 150.7 100.0
Utilities (10.21%)
102.0 101.4 100.0
Transportation (7.54%)
94.7 104.6 100.0
Health Care (4.42%)
93.6 101.5 100.0
Miscellaneous (29.67%)
93.3 103.1 100.0


Expected Spending Comparison By Household Types
  Sierra Vista, AZ Fort Lauderdale, FL National Average
Total Monthly Expense
Married Couple with Children Under 6
$5,987.00 $7,479.00 $5,812.00
Married Couple with Children 6-17
$7,289.00 $8,900.00 $7,003.00
Home Owner
$6,880.00 $8,065.00 $6,615.00
Renter
$3,770.00 $5,628.00 $3,798.00

 

Average Price Comparison
ITEM Sierra Vista, AZ Fort Lauderdale, FL National Average
Steak $11.41 $14.39 $13.08
Ground Beef $5.11 $4.99 $4.52
Sausage $4.35 $5.15 $4.38
Frying Chicken $1.56 $1.83 $1.44
Chunk Light Tuna $0.93 $1.09 $1.06
Whole Milk $1.85 $3.28 $2.20
Eggs $1.64 $1.71 $1.62
Margarine $1.01 $1.25 $1.13
Parmesan Cheese $4.19 $4.41 $4.06
Potatoes $5.18 $4.85 $3.32
Bananas $0.65 $0.76 $0.57
Lettuce $1.52 $1.99 $1.60
Bread $3.88 $4.93 $3.51
Fresh Orange Juice $3.58 $4.17 $3.65
Coffee $4.91 $4.28 $4.43
Sugar $2.55 $2.79 $2.54
Corn Flakes $4.67 $4.47 $4.14
Sweet Peas $1.05 $1.54 $1.28
Peaches $1.37 $2.25 $1.96
Facial Tissues $1.88 $2.16 $1.84
Detergent $16.96 $19.42 $16.14
Cooking Oil $5.11 $6.76 $4.98
Frozen Meal $2.49 $3.43 $2.74
Frozen Corn $1.12 $2.03 $1.29
Potato Chips $2.43 $3.73 $3.05
Soft Drink $1.65 $1.85 $1.94
Apartment Rent $1,046.00 $2,134.00 $1,233.00
Home Price $382,524.00 $574,764.00 $403,124.00
Total Energy $186.64 $172.32 $171.18
Phone $180.94 $191.62 $187.35
Tire Balance $58.70 $60.15 $52.93
Gasoline $2.86 $2.77 $2.80
Optometrist Visit $89.98 $134.00 $110.19
Doctor Visit $102.99 $94.22 $118.55
Dentist Visit $100.32 $104.73 $102.08
Ibuprofen $10.61 $12.30 $9.93
Prescription Drug $467.88 $475.40 $464.30
Hamburger $4.45 $5.08 $4.79
Pizza $10.78 $9.99 $10.83
Fried Chicken $3.64 $4.19 $4.20
Haircut $16.36 $18.96 $20.56
Beauty Salon $35.05 $69.77 $40.74
Toothpaste $2.04 $2.74 $2.37
Shampoo $1.02 $1.14 $1.09
Dry Cleaning $14.80 $15.49 $14.04
Man Dress Shirt $26.43 $25.18 $31.66
Boy Jeans $26.71 $22.77 $25.40
Women Slacks $30.30 $23.68 $32.07
Washer Repair $74.26 $74.82 $81.07
Newspaper $9.44 $15.85 $11.14
Movie $8.10 $12.91 $11.05
Yoga $13.21 $20.86 $15.77
Tennis Balls $3.03 $2.99 $2.65
Veterinary Services $76.17 $55.83 $55.06
Beer $9.75 $11.33 $9.67
Wine $7.62 $8.79 $9.33