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1950s Cost Of Food

Below and how much food and groceries cost in the 50's

These Prices were all taken from newspaper adds around the country

Fresh Meat and Vegetables

  • Apples 39 cents for 2 pounds
    Florida 1952
  • Bananas 27 cents for 2 pounds
    Ohio 1957
  • Cabbage 6 cents per pound
    New Hampshire 1950
  • Chickens 43 cents per pound
    New Hampshire 1950
  • Chuck Roast 59 cents per pound
    Florida 1952
  • Eggs 79 cents for a dozen
    New Jersey 1956
  • Family Style Loaf of bread 12 cents
    Florida 1952
  • grapefruit 25 cents for 6
    Florida 1952
  • Hamburger meat 89 cents for 3 pounds
    Ohio 1957
  • Juicy Oranges 69 cents for 2 dozen
    New Hampshire 1950
  • Potatoes 10 lb bag 35 cents
    Kansas 1953
  • Porterhouse Steak 95 cents lb
    Maine 1950
  • Lamb Chops 49 Cents per pound
    New Hampshire 1950
  • large Eggs 49 cents per dozen
    New Hampshire 1950
  • Lettuce 25 cents for 2 heads
    Florida 1952
  • Mushrooms 49 cents per pound
    New Hampshire 1950
  • Onions 15 cents for 5 pounds
    New Hampshire 1950
  • Perch 49 cents per pound
    Ohio 1957
  • Pineapple 25 cents each
    New Hampshire 1950
  • Pork Roast 39 cents per pound
    Florida 1952
  • Potatoes 35 cents for 5 pounds
    New Hampshire 1950
  • Rib Roast 29 cents per pound
    Wisconsin 1954
  • Sirloin Steak 55 cents per pound
    Florida 1952
  • Sliced bacon 35 cents per pound
    New Hampshire 1950
  • Sugar 43 cents for 5 pounds
    Florida 1952
  • T Bone Steak 59 cents per pound
    New Hampshire 1950
  • Turkeys 49 Cents per pound
    New Hampshire 1950

    Other

    • American Cheese 45 cents per pound
      New Hampshire 1950
    • Box of Chocolates $1.86 for 1lb
      Florida 1955
    • Campbells Tomato Soup 10 cents
      Ohio 1957
    • Carnation Milk Can 14 cents
      Ohio 1957
    • Box of Chocolates $1.86 for 1lb
      Florida 1955
    • Coffee 37 cents 1 pound
      Florida 1952
    • Cream Corn 3 cans for 38 cents
      California 1959
    • Frozen Chicken Pie 19 cents
      Ohio 1957
    • Frozen green Beans 24 cents per 1/2 pound
      New Hampshire 1950
    • Gerbers Baby Foods 10 cents
      California 1959
    • Grape Jelly 19 cents
      Ohio 1957
    • Heinz Cream of Tomato 25 cents for 2 cans
      Tennessee 1952
    • Hunts Fruit Cocktail 23 cents per can
      Ohio 1957
    • Hunts Tomato Juice 15 cents
      California 1959
    • Jiffy Cake Mix 10 cents
      Ohio 1957
    • Kelloggs Shreaded Wheat 18 cents
      Ohio 1957
    • Kraft Cheese Slices 29 cents pk
      New Hampshire 1950
    • Lux Flakes 27 cents per pk
      Florida 1952
    • margarine 19 cents 1 pound
      Florida 1952
    • Maxwell House Instant Coffee $1.19
      Ohio 1957
    • Miracle Whip 55 cents
      New Jersey 1956
    • Palmolive 3 for 21 cents
      Florida 1952
    • peanut butter 29 cents
      Florida 1952
    • Pillsbury Cinnamon rolls 23 cents
      Ohio 1957
    • Pork and Beans 25 cents for 3 cans
      Florida 1952
    • Ritz Crackers 32 cents
      New Hampshire 1950
    • Tide Powder 67 cents Giant pack
      Florida 1952
    • Tooth Paste 29 cents
      New Jersey 1956
    • Toilet Tissue 5 cents
      New Hampshire 1950

Home Appliances From The 1950's

Remember or Imagine you could go shopping for electrical goods and appliances in the 1950's

Black and White TV's 21 inches and weighed a ton and the tube at the back poked out 20 inches

Part of our Collection of Home Appliances from The 1950's

Home Appliances From The 1950's


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