Food prices are higher, but how much higher?

It's no secret that food prices are rising, but if you're curious as to how much the prices are climbing, the Department of Labor recently released its Consumer Price Index Survey, which tells you how much things have changed in the last month.

You can look it up at the Department of Labor, but so you don't have to, here's how things break down:

Cereal and bakery products: prices increased 1.3% in March for baked goods from the month before; bread increased 2.1%. That may not sound too terrible, but bread is 14.7% more costly than it was a year ago.