SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- Amid a flurry of stories about the increasing cost of living in San Diego, it may not surprise you that residents are paying much more for simple things like cereal.
The cost of living index compares everyday grocery items across 263 cities. On average, San Diegans are paying $4.92 for a box of cereal.
The national average is $3.44 and the city that has the lowest price for the grocery item is Jackson, Tennessee. The state of California made the list four times for highest grocery prices in the US.
Residents of Stockton, California pay the most in the country for pizza while people in Sacramento pay the most for parmesan cheese and San Francisco residents pay the most for bananas.
Overall, the most expensive city in the nation for groceries in New York City. People in New York pay more than 140 percent what the rest of the country pays for the same items.
The cheapest city in the country to stock up on groceries in Wichita Falls, Texas.