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1930s Cost Of Food

Below and how much food and groceries cost in the 30's

These Prices were all taken from newspaper adds around the country

Fresh Meat and Vegetables

  • Shoulder of Ohio Spring lamb 17 cents per pound Ohio 1932
  • Sliced Baked Ham 39 cents per pound Ohio 1932
  • Dozen Eggs 18 Cents Ohio 1932
  • Coconut Macaroons 27 cents per pound Ohio 1932
  • Bananas 19 cents for 4 Pounds Ohio 1932
  • Jumbo Sliced Loaf of Bread 5 cents Maryland 1939
  • Spinach 5 cents a pound Maryland 1939
  • Applesauce 20 cents for 3 cans New Jersey
  • Bacon, 38 cents per pound New Jersey
  • Bread, white, 8 cents per loaf New Jersey
  • Ham, 27 cents can New Jersey
  • Ketchup, 9 cents New Jersey
  • Lettuce, iceberg, 7 cents head New Jersey
  • Potatoes, 18 cents for 10 pounds New Jersey
  • Sugar, 49 cents for 10 pounds New Jersey
  • Oranges 14 for 25 cents Ohio 1932
  • Chuck Roast 15 cents per pound Ohio 1932
  • White Potatoes 19 cents for 10LBs Ohio 1932
  • Spring Chickens 20 cents per pound Ohio 1932
  • Wieners 8 cents per pound Ohio 1932
  • Best Steak 22 cents per pound Ohio 1935
  • Pure lard 15 cents per pound Wisconsin 1935
  • Hot Cross Buns 16 Cents per dozen Texas 1939

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    • Peanut Butter 23 cents QT Ohio 1932
    • Bran Flakes 10 cents Maryland 1939
    • Clifton Toilet Tissue 9 cents for 2 rolls Ohio 1932
    • Camay Soap 6 cents bar Ohio 1932
    • Cod Liver Oil 44 cents pint   Wisconsin    1933
    • Tooth paste 27 cents Wisconsin 1933
    • Lux Laundry Soap 22 cents Indiana 1935
    • Suntan Oil 25 cents Pennsylvania 1938
    • Talcum Powder 13 cents Maryland 1939
    • Noxzema Medicated Cream for Pimples 49 cents Texas 1935
    • Soap, Lifebuoy, 17 cents for 3 bars New Jersey
    • Sugar $1.25 per 25LB Sack   Ohio    1932
    • Pork and Beans 5 cents can Ohio 1932
    • Heinz Beans 13 cents for 25oz can Ohio 1932
    • Campbells Tomato Soup 4 cans for 25 cents Indiana 1937
    • Oranges 2 dozen 25 cents Indiana 1937
    • Kellogs Corn Flakes 3 Pkgs 25 cents Indiana 1937
    • Mixed Nuts 19 Cents per pound Indiana 1937
    • Pork Loin Roast 15 cents per pound Indiana 1937
    • Channel Cat Fish 28 cents per pound Missouri 1938
    • Fresh Peas 4 cents per pound Maryland 1939
    • Cabbage 3 cents per pound Maryland 1939
    • Sharp Wisconsin Cheese 23 cents per pound Maryland 1939