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Q: Cost of household items in 1935? ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: Cost of household items in 1935?
Category: Reference, Education and News > General Reference
Asked by: alex12345-ga
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Posted: 15 Oct 2003 14:36 PDT
Expires: 14 Nov 2003 13:36 PST
Question ID: 266660
How much did 10 grocery items cost in 1935? ie: pound of potatos, jar
of hair cream, 4 apples, gallon of milk, etc.
Subject: Re: Cost of household items in 1935?
Answered By: robertskelton-ga on 15 Oct 2003 15:14 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hi there,

Here are some samples of grocery prices (and more) from 1935.

1935  U.S. Bureau of the Census

Flour (5 lbs)     25.3 cents
Bread (lb)         8.3 
Round steak (lb)  36.0 
Bacon (lb)        41.3 
Butter (lb)       36.0 
Eggs (doz.)       37.6 
Milk (1/2 gal.)   23.4 
Oranges (doz.)    22.0 
Potatoes (10 lbs) 19.1 
Coffee (lb)       25.7 
Sugar (5 lbs)     28.2

What Things Cost in 1935

Car: $580
Gasoline: 19 cents/gal
House: $6,300
Bread: 8 cents/loaf
Milk: 47 cents/gal
Postage Stamp: 3 cents
Average Annual Salary: $1,500

Hunterdon County, 1930s

Local Prices:
Bananas (4 lbs.): 19 cents
Bayer Aspirin (100 tablets): 50 cents
Bread: 7 cents
Butter (1 lb.): 37 cents
Campbell's Soup (three cans): 20 cents
Cream of Wheat: 23 cents
Ford V-8, four door: $495
Ground Beef (1 lb.): 21 cents
Hunterdon County Democrat (1-yr. subscription): $2
Jell-O (two packets): 11 cents
Log Cabin Syrup (16 oz.): 21 cents
Maxwell House coffee (1 lb.): 31 cents
Motor Oil (2 gallons): 75 cents
Post Bran Flakes: 11 cents
Potatoes (3 lbs.): 14 cents
National Prices:
House: $6,296
Car: $580
Milk: 47 cents/gallon
Gas: 11 cents/gallon
Bread: 8 cents
Postage stamp: 3 cents

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Best wishes,
alex12345-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $1.00
Excellent job. Very quick response, and nice sources. Thanks Robert!

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