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 its money?
  • Over time, food price inflation has outpaced many other major categories.
  • Are food prices more or less volatile than other spending 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.
  • Food price inflation also varies by metropolitan statistical area.

Last updated: Tuesday, September 29, 2020

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