Visualizing Food Prices in 130 Major U.S. Cities


The scatterplot below shows the food index and restaurant index for 130 major U.S. cities. Each circle represents a city. New York is used as the baseline city with a grocery index and restaurant index of 100, to which all other cities are compared.

For example, Anchorage, Alaska has a grocery index of 103 and restaurant index of 88, indicating that it has 3% higher grocery prices than New York, but 12% lower restaurant prices, on average. Hover over individual circles for additional information.


Data for this visual comes from The 2018 Numbeo Cost of Living Index.