Food Price Environment: Interactive Visualization

This page provides interactive charts on various aspects of the food price environment: 

  • How does the average American household spend their money?
  • Are food prices more or less volatile than other spending categories? 
  • Over time, food price inflation has outpaced many other major categories
  • Does restaurant inflation differ from grocery store inflation?
  • In 2018, food-at-home prices increased for the first time in 3 years
  • Price changes vary by food category as well as year to year
  • Price inflation also varies by city

Last updated: Friday, July 24, 2020

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