Anyone who has stepped foot in a grocery store recently knows this already — the price of eggs, among other goods, has spiked.
But by how much, exactly?
Data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows egg prices are averaging around $4 for a dozen of large Grade A eggs as of Dec. 1 of last year after a sharp increase in 2022.
In fact, the price for a dozen eggs has more than doubled according to that data. As of Dec. 1, 2021, the price of a dozen of large Grade A eggs was $1.46.
Below you can see a visual representation that shows the cost of eggs in the South compared to the average price in major U.S. cities.
Many reports cite a lingering bird flu outbreak, combined with soaring costs, as the impetus behind soaring egg prices.
Experts expect egg prices to drop later on in 2023.