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  • Writer's pictureTom Tran

Average Food Expenses by State in America

Updated: Aug 19, 2021

Food expenses per capita by state in the United States

food cost by state

lowest food cost cities

States with the highest average food expenses are Washington DC, Rhode Island, New York, Massachusetts, Colorado, California, Wyoming, Alaska, Florida, and Vermont.

highest food cost cities

States with the lowest average food expenses are Nevada, Arkansas, Mississippi, Iowa, Kansas, Indiana, Kentucky, Idaho, West Virginia, and Alabama.

food cost by region

There are significant differentiation regionally. Far West and New England are significantly higher than the rest, while Plains and Great Lakes are lowest.

Source: BEA.

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