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According to the Bureau of Labor Statisitcs Consumer Price Indexes, over the past twelve months the cost of food consumed at home has risen by 1.5% in the San Francisco Bay Area (which includes San Francisco and San Jose).

Meanwhile in Los Angeles the same price index has fallen by 0.5%.

Nationally, the U.S. City Average index has fallen by 1.3%.


There is no breakdown of this index available for San Francisco and Los Angeles, so we cannot see how much of the marked difference is due to a different allocation within the average basket of food, and what is due to a rise in prices for similar items.

But if the national indexes are similar to those in California, perhaps the Bay Area is eating more healthily?


We have summaries of all of the BLS’s Regional CPI indexes