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1960s Cost Of Food

Below and how much food and groceries cost in the 60's

These Prices were all taken from newspaper adds around the country

Fresh Meat and Vegetables

  • Apples 49 cents for 3 pounds   Wisconsin 1963
  • Asparagus 19 cents per pound Wisconsin 1963
  • Bacon 79 cents per pound New Jersey 1966
  • Bananas 19 cents for 2 pound   Maryland    1960
  • Bananas 10 cents per pound Wisconsin 1963
  • Beef Chuck Roast 49 cents per pound Wisconsin 1963
  • Broiler Chickens 29 cents per pound Massachusetts 1965
  • California Grapes 14 cents per pound Massachusetts 1965
  • Carrots 15 cents per pound New Jersey 1966
  • carrots 29 cents for 4 pounds Massachusetts 1965
  • Chicken 29 cents per pound Wisconsin 1963
  • Colby Cheese 39 cents per pound Oregon 1963
  • Colby Cheese 39 cents per pound Wisconsin 1963
  • Corn 6 for 25 cents Florida 1960
  • Eggs 55 cents per dozen New Jersey 1966
  • Fast Food Hamburger 20 cents New York 1962
  • Flour 49 cents for 5 pounds Maryland 1960
  • Fresh Carrots 9 cents per bunch Massachusetts 1965
  • Fresh Eggs 49 cents per dozen Maryland 1960
  • Green Peppers 5 cents each Wisconsin 1963
  • Ground Beef 45 cents per pound Wisconsin 1963
  • Ham 39 cents per pound Wisconsin 1963
  • Hickory Smoked Hams 49 cents per pound Maryland 1960
  • Ice Cream 79 cents half gallon Washington 1964
  • Jello 35 cents for 4 pks Maryland 1960
  • Kielbasa 59 cents per pound Wisconsin 1963
  • Lamb Chops 89 cents per pound Wisconsin 1963
  • Land O Lakes Butter 67 cents per pound Maryland 1960
  • Large Eggs 45 cents per dozen Wisconsin 1963
  • large Eggs 45 cents per dozen California 1966
  • Lettuce, iceberg 25 cents per head New Jersey 1966
  • Liver , Calf 79 cents per pound Florida 1960
  • Onions 29 cents for 2 pounds Wisconsin 1963
  • Oranges 89 cents for 2 dozen Wisconsin 1963
  • Oven ready Turkeys 39 cents per pound Maryland 1960
  • Pork Chops 59 cents per pound Maryland 1960
  • Porterhouse Steak $1.19 per pound California 1966
  • Potatoes 39 cents for 10 pounds Wisconsin 1963
  • Rump Steak $1.49 Massachusetts 1965
  • Sirloin Steaks 89 cents per pound Maryland 1960
  • Sliced Bacon 29 cents per pound Wisconsin 1963
  • Spare Ribs 49 cents per pound Massachusetts 1965
  • Sugar 38 cents for 5 pounds Massachusetts 1965
  • Sweet Corn 5 cents each California 1966
  • Sweet potatoes 29 cents for 3 pounds New Jersey 1966
  • Tangerines 29 cents for 1 dozen Massachusetts 1965
  • Veal Cutlets 68 cents per pound Massachusetts 1965
  • Watermelon 2 1/2 cents per pound California 1961

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    • Banquet Frozen Dinners 39 cents Wisconsin 1963
    • Cambells Soup 89 cents for 6 cans Massachusetts 1965
    • Cheerios 25 cents per pk California 1961
    • Cheerios Cereal 28 cents per pk New Jersey 1966
    • Del Monte Peaches 29 cents per can      1960
    • Egg Nog 69 cents per quart Massachusetts 1965
    • Frozen Chicken Pies 29 cents California 1966
    • Frozen Cod Fillets 33 cents per pound Wisconsin 1963
    • French fries, Birdseye, frozen 89 cents for 9 ounces New Jersey 1966
    • Frozen French Fried Potatoes 10 cents for 8 ounces Massachusetts 1965
    • Gerbers baby Food 25 cents for 3 California 1966
    • Heinz Catsup 28 cents Massachusetts 1965
    • Heinz Ketchup 22 cents California 1966
    • Kraft Deluxe Dinner 39 cents Wisconsin 1963
    • Kraft Miracle Whip 51 cents Maryland 1960
    • Kraft Processed Cheese 39 cents 8 ounces California 1966
    • Macaroni and Cheese dinners 39 cents Wisconsin 1963
    • Margarine 31 cents per pound California 1966
    • Mazola Vegatable Oil 69 cents Wisconsin 1963
    • Miracle Whip 49 cents Wisconsin 1963
    • North State Frozen Dinners 39 cents Wisconsin 1963
    • Pack of chewing gum 5 cents Maryland 1960
    • Skippy Peanut Butter 79 cents Massachusetts 1965
    • Sugared Donuts 49 cents per dozen Wisconsin 1963
    • Swanson Chicken TV Dinner 49 cents California 1961
    • Tide 19 cents Washington 1964
    • Tide Laundry Soap 59 cents New Jersey 1966
    • Toothpaste Crest 50 cents New Jersey 1966