receipt_grocery2The Council for Community and Economic Research recently released the first quarter 2011 ACCRA Cost of Living Index. Wichita’s Cost of Living Index for first quarter was 92.5. The national average for 312 urban areas is 100. 

Analysis of the data gathered in the most recent pricing event revealed wide regional variations in the price of whole chickens. The highest price per pound was $2.29 in St. Paul, Minn. The lowest price was $0.84 per pound in Blacksburg, Va. Wichita’s average price was $0.98 per pound. 

Honolulu had the highest overall grocery prices, while five cities in Texas had the lowest overall grocery prices. Wichita’s grocery index value was 91.6, compared to the national average of 100 for the urban areas participating first quarter.  

Learn more about the ACCRA Cost of Living Index.

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