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Hawaii
$556.76
Vermont
$497.41
Alaska
$483.24
New York
$482.87
West Virginia
$427.19
Mississippi
$423.33
South Carolina
$411.29
Massachusetts
$406.21
Washington
$402.08
Pennsylvania
$401.02
Georgia
$397.97
Alabama
$397.39
Minnesota
$395.39
Rhode Island
$390.19
Wisconsin
$385.97
Delaware
$380.39
Oregon
$375.41
Maine
$372.21
California
$370.96
Florida
$364.25
Iowa
$347.05
Oklahoma
$346.37
Tennessee
$346.37
Wyoming
$345.62
Maryland
$343.67
New Jersey
$343.67
Connecticut
$343.30
Ohio
$341.48
North Carolina
$341.10
Nebraska
$336.90
Illinois
$327.31
Michigan
$327.12
Colorado
$326.92
North Dakota
$326.66
Louisiana
$325.19
Montana
$323.91
Indiana
$318.03
Kentucky
$315.20
Missouri
$312.63
New Mexico
$307.79
Arizona
$302.80
Virginia
$298.01
Nevada
$293.43
Texas
$286.64
South Dakota
$286.23
Arkansas
$282.46
Utah
$282.23
Idaho
$281.12
Kansas
$261.35
New Hampshire
$183

Grocery Prices by State 2024

Grocery Prices by State 2024

When it comes to grocery prices across the United States, there's a significant variance influenced by factors such as geography, local economies, and transportation costs. Hawaii, renowned for its stunning landscapes and unique culture, unfortunately, grapples with the highest grocery prices in the nation. The isolation of the islands contributes to steep prices as goods often need to be imported, driving up transportation expenses. Following Hawaii, states like Vermont and Alaska also face elevated grocery costs, attributed in part to their remote locations and harsh climates, which can impact agricultural production and distribution. These challenges make securing affordable and diverse food options a bit more challenging for residents in these regions, emphasizing the need for strategic budgeting and resource management.

On the other hand, states like New Hampshire offer a reprieve with relatively lower grocery prices, providing residents with more budget-friendly options for their shopping needs. Despite being one of the smallest states in terms of land area, New Hampshire's proximity to major metropolitan areas and its thriving agricultural sector contribute to its affordability. Interestingly, states with high populations like California manage to maintain grocery prices around the national average, showcasing a delicate balance between supply chain logistics, consumer demand, and market competition. Understanding these variations not only highlights the economic dynamics shaping our daily lives but also underscores the importance of local resilience and community support in ensuring access to essential goods for all residents.

Grocery Prices by State 2024

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State
Average Monthly Cost Per Person
Average Grocery Index
Hawaii$556.76150.10
Vermont$497.41106.20
Alaska$483.24134.10
New York$482.87112.30
West Virginia$427.1998.70
Mississippi$423.3392.40
South Carolina$411.29100.30
Massachusetts$406.21114.00
Washington$402.08108.50
Pennsylvania$401.02104.60
Georgia$397.9794.60
Alabama$397.3997.60
Minnesota$395.39100.70
Rhode Island$390.1998.40
Wisconsin$385.9797.50
Delaware$380.39105.30
Oregon$375.41107.90
Maine$372.21103.40
California$370.96115.20
Florida$364.25105.40
Iowa$347.0599.50
Oklahoma$346.3793.70
Tennessee$346.3794.40
Wyoming$345.62103.20
Maryland$343.67111.40
New Jersey$343.67106.20
Connecticut$343.30103.00
Ohio$341.4899.00
North Carolina$341.1097.70
Nebraska$336.9097.40
Illinois$327.3198.50
Michigan$327.1291.60
Colorado$326.9295.30
North Dakota$326.66102.40
Louisiana$325.1997.40
Montana$323.91100.90
Indiana$318.0393.70
Kentucky$315.2093.50
Missouri$312.6395.40
New Mexico$307.7998.60
Arizona$302.80101.50
Virginia$298.0196.10
Nevada$293.43104.20
Texas$286.6490.30
South Dakota$286.23104.30
Arkansas$282.4692.70
Utah$282.23100.20
Idaho$281.1296.30
Kansas$261.3593.70
New Hampshire$183105.30
United States$354.50
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