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15 Foods Whose Prices Have Skyrocketed Through the Years

Going to the store once or more during the week is something most people do and are excited about. Some folks are on the hunt for coupons or the lowest prices around the stores in their city. That’s because food these days is way more expensive than it used to be, and not everyone’s paycheck has increased by much. Looking back at how much everyday products used to cost, we’re realizing that the increase has been pretty significant.

1. Hamburger meat: from $0.89 per 3 pounds in 1957 to $5.33 per pound in 2022

2. Sliced white bread: from $0.51 per pound in 1980 to $1.75 per pound in 2022

3. American cheese: from $0.45 per pound in 1950 to $4.33 per pound in 2022

4. Sirloin steak: from $0.55 per pound in 1952 to $12 per pound in 2022

5. Coffee: from $0.30 per cup in 1953 to about $3 per cup in 2022

6. White sugar: from $0.07 per pound in 1963 to $0.18 per pound in 2022

7. Bacon: from $0.55 per pound in 1950 to $7.37 per pound in 2022

8. Peanut butter: from $0.29 per jar in 1952 to $4.58 per jar in 2022

9. Potatoes: from $0.35 per 5 pounds in 1950 to $2.48 per 5 pounds in 2022

10. A gallon of milk: from $0.83 in 1950 to more than $4 in 2022

11. Frozen green beans: from $0.24 per half a pound to $1.25 per 12 ounces in 2022

12. Campbell’s tomato soup: from $0.32 per 2 cans in 1950 to $1.00 per can in 2022

13. Head of lettuce: from $0.25 for 2 heads in 1952 to $1.25 per head in 2022

14. Eggs: from $0.79 for a dozen in 1956 to $4.18 per dozen in 2022

15. Chicken: from $0.43 per pound in 1950 to $8.11 per pound in 2022

Are you one of those people who go around to different stores in order to find the best prices on everyday products, or do you just buy things regardless of their price?

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