The most and least expensive cities to buy a dozen eggs

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Eggs: can't live with 'em, can't live without 'em.

Okay, that's not how the saying goes, but what we're saying here is that eggs are a vital part of the American life.

SEE ALSO: The most (and least) expensive city for a gallon of milk

From being a breakfast staple to a holiday decoration, to a necessary ingredient in so many baked goods, eggs are so prevalent in our daily lives that it's important to know whether or not you're paying a reasonable amount per carton.

We consulted Numbeo for data and compiled a list that shows the cost for a dozen eggs in 10 major U.S. cities.

Surprisingly, New York isn't the most expensive, and between the first and second cheapest cities to buy a carton, the difference in price was nearly an entire dollar.

Here's a look at the average price of eggs in the U.S. over time:

Most of the cities tended to have an average price within $2-3 per dozen, the average cost per dozen between these 10 cities being $2.96.

Click through below to see how the price of a dozen eggs varies between cities, ordered from most to least expensive:

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Cost of eggs in 10 cities around the US
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The most and least expensive cities to buy a dozen eggs

Los Angeles, CA

Avg. cost per dozen: $3.90

New York, NY

Avg. cost per dozen: $3.57

New Orleans, LA

Avg. cost per dozen: $3.31

Houston, TX

Avg. cost per dozen: $2.97

Seattle, WA

Avg. cost per dozen: $2.93

Raleigh, NC

Avg. cost per dozen: $2.79

Orlando, FL

Avg. cost per dozen: $2.89

Albuquerque, NM

Avg. cost per dozen: $2.73

Indianapolis, IN

Avg. cost per dozen: $2.71

Sioux Falls, SD

Avg. cost per dozen: $1.77

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