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1970s Cost Of Food

These are some of the things you may have seen advertised in local newspapers

Imagine you could go shopping for food and groceries in the 1970's these are some of the foods you may have bought to feed a family

Fresh Meat and Vegetables

  • Apples 59 cents for 4 pounds California 1970
  • Bananas 12 cents per pound California 1970
  • Boneless Hams $2.29 per pound Nebraska 1976
  • cantaloupe 89 cents for 3 California 1970
  • Celery 38 cents Ohio 1971
  • Cranberries 29 cents per pound Ohio 1971
  • Fresh Beef Liver 49 Cents per pound California 1970
  • Fresh Grapes 69 cents per pound Illinois 1978
  • Fresh Strawberries 29 cents per pound California 1970
  • Fresh Turkey 43 cents per pound Ohio 1971
  • Grapefruit 99 cents for 10 California 1970
  • Ground beef 98 cents per pound Illinois 1978
  • Ground Round 79 Cents per pound Missouri 1970
  • Idaho Potatoes 98 cents for 10 pounds Ohio 1971
  • Land O lakes Butter $1.33 per pound Illinois 1978
  • Large AA Eggs 59 cents per dozen California 1970
  • Lettuce 10 cents each California 1970
  • margarine 59 cents per pound Illinois 1978
  • Medium Eggs 25 cents per dozen Ohio 1971
  • NY Strip Steaks $2.39 per pound Illinois 1978
  • Onions 9 cents per pound California 1970
  • Oranges 7 cents per pound California 1970
  • Oscar Meyer Bacon 88 cents per pound California 1970
  • Pineapples 29 cents per pound Illinois 1978
  • Polish Sausage $1.98 per pound Illinois 1978
  • Pork Chops 59 cents per pound California 1970
  • Pork Roast 59 cents per pound California 1970
  • Pork Roast $1.33 per pound Illinois 1978
  • Pot Roast 79 cents per pound Illinois 1978
  • Potatoes 9 cents per pound California 1970
  • Roasting Chickens 98 cents per pound Illinois 1978
  • Sirloin Steak $1.19 per pound California 1970
  • Sliced Boiled Ham $1.39 per pound California 1970
  • Sliced bread 25 cents per loaf California 1970
  • Sliced Loaf Bread 16 cents Ohio 1971
  • Sugar 39 cents for 5 pounds California 1970
  • Sweet Corn 79 cents for 10 California 1970
  • Sweet Potatoes 14 cents per pound Illinois 1978
  • Tomatoes 99 cents for 4 pounds California 1970
  • Tomatoes 19 cents per pound California 1970
  • Tomatoes 49 cents per pound Illinois 1978
  • Turkey 68 cents per pound Illinois 1978
  • Turkeys 58 cents per pound California 1970
  • Watermelon 10 cents per pound California 1970
  • Wieners 69 cents per pound California 1970
  • ground Beef 99 cents per pound Illinois 1978
  • Rump Roast $1.69 per pound $1.69 per pound Illinois 1978
  • Sliced Bacon $1.29 per pound $1.29 per pound Illinois 1978

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    • Ajax Cleaner 15 cents California 1970
    • Alka Selzer 39 cents Ohio 1971
    • Baby Lotion $1.59 Illinois 1978
    • Bathroom Tissue 13 cents California 1970
    • Birds Eye Cool whip 38 cents Ohio 1971
    • Campbells Tomato Soup 10 cents California 1970
    • Clorox bleach 38 cents California 1970
    • Crest Toothpaste 77 cents California 1970
    • Dogs Food $1.00 for 12 cans California 1970
    • Folgers Coffee $1.90 per pound Illinois 1978
    • Frozen french Fries 69 cents for 5 pounds Ohio 1971
    • Frozen Pumpkin Pies 79 cents Ohio 1971
    • Frozen Vegetables 25 cents for 2 pks California 1970
    • Frozen vegetables 29 cents per pound California 1970
    • Frozen Vegetables 79 cents Illinois 1978
    • Fruit Cocktail 20 cents per can Ohio 1971
    • Grape jelly 25 cents California 1970
    • Head and Shoulder Shampoo 79 cents California 1970
    • Heinz ketchup 19 cents California 1970
    • Hellmanns Mayonnaise $1.39 Illinois 1978
    • jersey Maid Yogurt 19 cents California 1970
    • Jiffy Peanut Butter 59 cents Ohio 1971
    • Joy Liquid detergent 49 cents Ohio 1971
    • Lifebouy Soup 19 cents per bar California 1970
    • Miracle Whip $1.09 Illinois 1978
    • Mortons Frozen Dinners $1.00 for 3 California 1970
    • Mortons TV Dinners 36 cents Ohio 1971
    • Potatoes Chips 89 cents 24 oz bag Ohio 1971
    • Star Kist Tuna 29 cents per can California 1970
    • Deans French Onion Dip 50 cents Illinois 1978