• How Much Were Groceries In 1915?

    Ever come across an old newspaper and marvel at how “cheap” grocery prices were in days gone by? I’ve done that at least a hundred times but until someone sent me an email that put those prices into perspective, I had never thought about adjusting the price to that of 2015. Be sure and scroll to the bottom to see the comparison prices!

    GROCERIES

    Pork Chops

    1915 ad price: $0.25/2-lbs ($0.125/lb)
    1915 adjusted price: $2.95/lb
    2015 average price: $3.99/lb

    Bacon

    1915 ad price: $0.20/0.5-lb ($0.40/lb)
    1915 adjusted price: $9.45/lb
    2015 average price: $5.59/lb

    Peanut butter

    1915 ad price: $0.25/2-lbs ($0.125/lb)
    1915 adjusted price: $2.95/lb
    2015 average price: $2.91/lb

    Eggs

    1915 ad price: $0.27/dozen
    1915 adjusted price: $6.38/dozen
    2015 average price: $2.11/dozen

    Potatoes

    1915 ad price: $0.30/30-lbs ($0.01/lb)
    1915 adjusted price: $0.24/lb
    2015 average price: $0.67/lb

    Rice

    1915 ad price: $0.25/6-lbs ($0.042/lb)
    1915 adjusted price: $0.99/lb
    2015 average price: $0.69/lb

    About Fredda Jones

    Fredda Davis Jones was raised “in the country” in Comanche County and learned very early that creativity and innovation are traits that can flourish even in small-town Texas and that with enough effort, indeed nothing is impossible, including being married to the same man for over 40 years! Rickey and Fredda have 2 children, 5 grandchildren, and a crazy life that includes sitting in the bleachers several times a week. The rest of her time is spent creating great content for texansunited.com and marketing small-town Texas.
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