A little trivia about groceries, and milk for 0.33!!

6 Jul

Did you know the cost of milk in 1920 was 0.33? Yea, I didn’t either until I was wondering the other day and decided to do some research… I’ve compiled a list of groceries below and the prices they were and what year. Pretty crazy, isn’t it?

Bacon 1 lb. 52¢ 1920
Beef Rib Roast 1 lb  39¢ 1926   New York
Bread 1 lb.  12¢ 1920
Bread 1 lb.   10¢ 1925   New York
Butter 1 lb. 70¢ 1920
Butter 1 lb. 55¢  1925
Butter 1 lb. 56¢ 1929   Chicago
Carmel Wafers (1lb.) 36¢ 1924   WI
Cheese I lb.  38¢ 1926   New York
Chicken 1 lb. 39¢    1925   New York
Chicken lb.  42¢ 1929   New York
Codfish 1 lb.  29¢ 1924   WI
Coffee 1 lb. 47¢ 1920
Coffee 1 lb.   52¢ 1925   Washington
Coffee 1 lb. 50¢ 1925
Coffee 1 lb. 45¢ 1929   New York
Cornmeal 1 lb.   7¢ 1925   New York
Cornmeal 1 lb. 1929   Los Angeles
Eggs 1 Doz. 47¢ 1920   WI
Eggs 1 doz. 68¢ 1925
Eggs 1 doz. 55¢ 1925
Eggs 1 doz. 59¢ 1929   New York
Flour 5 lbs.  41¢ 1920
Flour 5 lbs.    31¢ 1925
Lemons 6 15¢ 1920   WI
Lettuce 3 Heads   25¢ 1924   WI
macaroni 3 lbs  25¢ 1924   WI
Milk ½ Gal. 33¢ 1920
Milk ½ Gal. 28¢  1925
Oranges 6 25¢ 1920   WI
Oranges 1 Doz.63¢ 1920
Oranges 1 Doz.57¢   1925
Peaches 1 lb.  17¢ 1924   WI
Pineapple Sunbeam 40¢ 1924   WI
Potatoes 10 lbs. 63¢ 1920
Prunes 1 lb. 1920   WI
Pure Lard 5 lbs. $1.20 1920   WI
Round Beef Steak 1 lb. 36¢ 1926   Chicago
Round Beef Steaks 1 lb.   43¢ 1925   New York
Sugar 5 lbs.  97¢  1920
Watermelon 1 lb. 1920   WI

These prices were all found at thepeoplehistory.com

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