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Dunklin County Missouri
Car, Food and Groceries cost in the 1950's
MO-AHGP & MOGenWeb site


Dunklin Co Car, Food and Groceries cost in the 1950's MO-AHGP & MOGenWeb site

Car, Food and Groceries cost in the 1950's


Car, Food and Groceries cost in the 1950's
House: $14,500
Average income: $3,216
Ford car: $1339-$2262
Henry J car:$1450.00
Philco model 1403 TV: $199
Admiral "home entertainment" TV system: $549.50
12" records: $4.85
10" records: $2.85
Milk: $.82
Gas: $.20
Bread $.14
Postage stamp: $.03
Pumpkins : $.02 cents a lb
Campbell’s Pork & Beans - (2) 1 lb. cans: $.25
Sirloin steak: $.77 lb
Kraft Mayonnaise - quart jar: $.62.

Food and Groceries cost in the 1950's
These are some of the things you may have seen advertised Below and how much food and groceries cost in the 1950's

American Cheese 45 cents per pound
Apples 39 cents for 2 pounds
Bananas 27 cents for 2 pounds
Box of Chocolates $1.86 for 1lb
Cabbage 6 cents per pound
Campbells Tomato Soup 10 cents
Carnation Milk Can 14 cents
Chickens 43 cents per pound
Chuck Roast 59 cents per pound
Coffee 37 cents 1 pound
Cream Corn 3 cans for 38 cents
Eggs 79 cents for a dozen
Family Style Loaf of bread 12 cents
Frozen Chicken Pie 19 cents
Frozen green Beans 24 cents per 1/2 pound
Gerbers Baby Foods 10 cents
Grape Jelly 19 cents
grapefruit 25 cents for 6
Hamburger meat 89 cents for 3
Heinz Cream of Tomato 25 cents for 2 cans
Hunts Fruit Cocktail 23 cents per can
Hunts Tomato Juice 15 cents
Jiffy Cake Mix 10 cents
Juicy Oranges 69 cents for 2 dozen
Kelloggs Shreaded Wheat 18 cents
Kraft Cheese Slices 29 cents pk
Potatoes 10 lb bag 35 cents
Porterhouse Steak 95 cents
Lamb Chops 49 Cents per pound
large Eggs 49 cents per dozen
Lettuce 25 cents for 2 heads
Lux Flakes 27 cents per pk
margarine 19 cents 1 pound
Maxwell House Instant Coffee $1.19
Miracle Whip 55 cents
Mushrooms 49 cents per pound
Onions 15 cents for 5 pounds
Palmolive 3 for 21 cents
peanut butter 29 cents
Perch 49 cents per pound
Pillsbury Cinnamon rolls 23 cents
Pineapple 25 cents each
Pork and Beans 25 cents for 3 cans
Pork Roast 39 cents per pound
Potatoes 35 cents for 5 pounds
Rib Roast 29 cents per pound
Ritz Crackers 32 cents
Sirloin Steak 55 cents per pound
Sliced bacon 35 cents per pound
Sugar 43 cents for 5 pounds
T Bone Steak 59 cents per pound
Tide Powder 67 cents Giant pack
Tooth Paste 29 cents
Toilet Tissue 5 cents
Turkeys 49 Cents per pound

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