Special Report

20 Groceries Driving Up Your Food Bill the Most During Coronavirus

Detailed findings & methodology:

To determine the 20 grocery items driving up food bills the most during the coronavirus pandemic, 24/7 Wall St. analyzed changes in the consumer price index from January to February 2020 for over 100 grocery items using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Consumer Price Index.

In order to avoid double counting and ambiguity, we excluded categories of groceries that include one or more items that also fall into another category. For example, we included the BLS category “crackers, bread, and cracker products” but did not include “bread,” which is also its own category as designated by the BLS.

We also excluded sweeping, catch all designations, such as “snacks,” or those categorized by the BLS as “other.” Additionally, we only included items typically found and purchased at a trip to the grocery store and excluded such products as hard liquor, makeup, and perfume.

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