Your Grocery List Ranked by Inflation

Eggs, margarine, and chicken had the biggest price jumps in April

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Grocery bills are relentlessly higher these days, fueling the highest inflation rates we've seen in decades. Which of the items on your regular list are going up the most? 

Here’s a look at the biggest price increases (and decreases) just in the month of April, according to the latest data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Eggs, margarine, chicken, coffee, and butter had the biggest gains, while processed fish and seafood, steak, ham, and condiments were among the few things that got less expensive. Overall, groceries have gotten 10.8% more expensive in the last year.

The spike in the price of both eggs and chicken is not a coincidence. A bird flu outbreak has killed 29 million egg-laying hens in the U.S., according to the Department of Agriculture, and that’s driven poultry prices sharply upwards.

The original version of this story was published on Nov. 11, 2021.

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