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How Much Grocery Store Items Cost In 1950 Vs. 2020

10 Apr 2020 306 votes 53 voters 1.4k views17 items

List RulesVote up the grocery store prices that make you surprisingly grateful for the present.

For generations, people have commented on the rising cost of groceries, but when factoring in inflation, some items are actually cheaper today than they were in the 1950s. Food prices in 1950 were measured in cents, but in 2020 those prices go up exponentially. That milkshake you'd be sharing with your sweetie would be almost two times as expensive thanks to what inflation did to milk prices.

Have you ever wondered, “how much was a loaf of bread in the 1950s?” How about the price of eggs? This list will break down 1950 food prices by listing the average price back then, the 1950 price factoring in inflation – using the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics's inflation calculator – and today's cost for the same items.

Vote up the grocery store items that you think have the best value in now and vote down anything you'd rather travel back in time to purchase.

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