## How much did eggs cost in the 1800s?

Prices for 1860, 1872, 1878 and 1882 — Groceries, Provisions, Dry Goods & More

PROVISIONS | ||
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QUANTITIES | ARTICLES | AVERAGE RETAIL PRICES (standard gold) |

Bushel | Potatoes | $0.59 |

Quart | Milk | $0.04 |

Dozen | Eggs | $0.20 |

## What was the average income in 1820?

By 1820 per capita income improved to $1,149. The steady rise in per capita income continues today.

**How much did eggs cost in 1850?**

Here’s a small list of various things from 1850’s (and 1840’s and 1860’s) and how much they cost….How much did things cost in 1850’s USA?

Commodities: | Eggs |
---|---|

Each | |

Cost per X Units: [1], [2] | $0.02 |

$15.00 | |

1861 |

### What was a dollar worth in 1820?

$1 in 1820 is worth $23.22 today $1 in 1820 is equivalent in purchasing power to about $23.22 today, an increase of $22.22 over 201 years. The dollar had an average inflation rate of 1.58% per year between 1820 and today, producing a cumulative price increase of 2,222.19%. The 1820 inflation rate was -7.87%.

### What was the average salary in 1920?

approximately $3,269.40

As we review these costs, don’t forget that the average household income in the United States in 1920 was approximately $3,269.40–that’s about $42,142.08 today, with inflation–so keep that in mind as we travel back 100 years and do a little window shopping.

**What was the cost of a dozen eggs in the 1960s?**

Fifty years ago, a dozen eggs clocked in at 53 cents for a dozen. The year’s biggest food-related rollouts were the Big Mac and Red Lobster. As the ‘60s came to a close, a dozen eggs would have cost 62 cents, or about $4.36 in today’s dollars.

#### What was the cost of living in 1820?

Source: Comparative wages, prices, and cost of living from the 16th Annual report of the Massachusetts Bureau of Statistics of Labor. Prices of butter, cheese and milk. Prices for bread, biscuits, sugar, salt, tea, lemons, chocolate, coffee, crackers, raisins, lard, macaroni, molasses, and more.

#### How much did a pound of butter cost in 1900?

Eggs were 21 cents per dozen, milk sold for 14 cents per half gallon and butter cost 26 cents per pound. A 10-pound bag of potatoes was 14 cents, and a 5-pound bag of sugar cost the relatively princely sum of 31 cents. Coffee often cost upwards of 35 cents a pound, and a small tin of tea leaves ran between 50 to 75 cents.

**What was the price of food in 1860?**

So here are prices for 1860, 1872, 1878, and 1882… for “groceries, provisions, fuel, dry goods, rents, and boards.”. A few coins from my mother’s collection. Notice how a pound of butter and a dozen eggs each cost more than a pound of meat… and a pair of heavy men’s boots in 1860 cost only pennies less than a whole week’s worth of room and board!