Grocery Store Food Prices (2015-Present)

Grocery prices rose 1.4% in May and 11.9% over the past year — the most since April 1979, according to data published June 10, 2022, by the U.S. Labor Department’s Bureau of Labor Statics (BLS).

BLS surveys pricing for select grocery store foods in cities around the nation. The bureau’s collected food prices are averaged and published monthly as a part of their "food at home" index. (Read about food inflation in the U.S.).

Grocery Prices Chart: The following chart plots some of those food prices and how they have changed from January 2015 through May 2022. Simply hover over the chart to view the data. You can also select a food’s legend key which is found at the right of the chart. (Just click or tap on it.) That will visually highlight the selected food’s line in the chart to easily locate and track its pricing over the years.