It is no secret that grocery prices can fluctuate, depending on location, season, availability, and more. Grocery stores are constantly adapting to the changing landscape of the marketplace and altering their prices to reflect the changes. For the consumer, the ever-fluctuating prices make it hard to budget and plan for mealtime expenses. But how exactly have prices changed over time? To investigate this question, the team at GodzillaNewz decided to analyze the prices of popular grocery items across the United States. Using data from the past 7 years, we looked at the average prices of milk, bread, eggs, and apples to see how they’ve changed in that time. We also looked at the range of prices each item has seen over the past 7 years. Perhaps unsurprisingly, milk was the item that saw the most drastic price changes. Over the 7 year period, the average price of a gallon of milk went up by nearly $2, from $3.59 to $5.56. This made milk the lion’s share of the total price increase for the items collectively, raising prices nearly 17% over the period. Bread followed a similar pattern to milk, although the price changes were less extreme. Over the 7 years, the price of bread increased from $2.49 to $3.13, representing a a nearly 26% increase. Eggs saw a more subtle 6% price increase, climbing from $2.28 to $2.42. The prices of apples also saw a fairly small change of 6%, rising from $1.17 to $1.23. Overall, our analysis indicates that prices for popular grocery items have risen in the past 7 years. The most noticeable changes were seen in the prices of milk and bread, which saw price increases of 17% and 26%, respectively. While the changes may seem small to some shoppers, they indicate a key trend in the food industry: food prices are continuing to rise, making budgeting for the grocery store all the more difficult.