Special Report

20 Groceries Driving Up Your Food Bill the Most During the Pandemic


To determine the groceries driving up your food bill the most during the pandemic, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed the change in the consumer price index for all urban consumers, which breaks down the change in CPI per detailed food category, from January 2020 to January 2021. Grocery items were ranked based on the percentage change in each category’s CPI from January 2020 to January 2021. Data used to calculate percentage change came from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and is not seasonally adjusted. Only food and beverage products were considered.