🏈 Super Bowl party costs on the rise in Detroit
You might want to skip the obligatory veggie tray at your Super Bowl party this weekend.
- The latest Consumer Price Index data shows Detroit's fruits and veggies prices have jumped 15% year-over-year as of December 2022.
Why it matters: As Detroiters gear up for Sunday's Kansas City Chiefs - Philadelphia Eagles matchup, their bank accounts are about to take a hit.
- The cost of Super Bowl party staples here has been steadily rising over the last few years, Axios' Kavya Beheraj and Alex Fitzpatrick report.
By the numbers: Alcoholic drinks were up 8% in the Detroit area. Nonalcoholic drinks jumped even more, at 11%.
- Items falling under "meat, fish and eggs" categories rose only 1%, though.
Zoom out: Nationally, the price of meat, fish, eggs and fruits and veggies were both up 8% year-over-year as of December 2022.
- Alcoholic drinks were up 6%, while nonalcoholic drinks rose 13%.
Yes, but: Wing fans can breathe a sigh of relief.
- The price of whole chicken wings was $2.65 nationally as of early January, down from $3.38 a pound during last year's Super Bowl, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture data.
The big picture: Broadly speaking, inflation has been less severe in cities like Detroit, St. Louis and Chicago while more dramatic in Miami, Phoenix and Seattle, Axios' Kelly Tyko reports.
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