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UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
JAMES J. DAVIS, Secretary

BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS
ETHELBERT STEWART, Commissioner

BULLETIN OF THE UNITED STATES)
BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS)
RETAIL

PRICES

AND

COST

OF

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LIVING

SERIES

RETAIL PRICES
1890

TO

1928

AUGUST, 1929

UNITED STATES
GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE
WASHINGTON s 1929

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Price 35 cents




CONTENTS
P a ge

Introduction_______________________________________________________

1

P art I.— Food_____________________________________________________ 1-194
Retail prices of food in 1928_____________________________________
1, 2
T able 1.— Per cent of increase in retail prices of 22 articles of food
in 1928 compared with 1913----------------------------------------------------2
Yearly price changes of food, 1890 to 1928________________________
2-4
T able 2.— Index numbers showing the trend in the retail cost of food
in the United States, by years, 1890 to 1928------------------------------2
T able 3.— Index numbers showing changes in the retail prices of
important articles of food, by years, 1907 to 1928_______________
4
Monthly price changes of food, 1919 to 1928______________________ 4-10
T able 4.— Index numbers of retail cost of all articles of food com­
5
bined, 1913 to December, 1928________________________________
T able 5.—Index numbers of retail cost of cereals, meats, and dairy
products, 1913 to December, 1928_____________________________
10
How prices are obtained________________________________________ 11, 12
Cities included_________________________________________________
11
T able 6.— Cities in each geographical section_____________________
11
Method of constructing index numbers___________________________ 12, 13
T able 7.— Food weights—Annual consumption per family_________
13
Description of food articles______________________________________ 14-26
Explanation of detailed tables___________________________________
27
T able 8.— Index numbers showing changes in the retail cost of food
in specified cities, by years, 1913 to 1928, and by months, 1927
and 1928____________________________________________________ 30, 31
T able 9.— Average and relative retail prices of specified food articles,
1913 to December, 1928_______________________________________32-49
T able 10.— Average retail prices of 5 food articles, 1915 to December,
1928_________________________________________________________50-51
T able 11.— Average retail prices of 14 food articles, 1919 to Decem­
ber, 1928____________________________________________________ 52-53
T able 12.— Average retail prices of specified food articles in each of
51 cities, 1913, 1927, and 1928, and each month of 1927 and 1928- 54-155
T able 13.— Relative retail prices of 23 food articles in each of 39
cities, 1927 and 1928, by months____________________________ 156-194
C hart 1.— All articles of food combined, by years, 1890 to 1928____
3
C hart 2.— All articles and cereals, by months, 1919 to 1928________
7
Chart 3.— All articles and meats, by months, 1919 to 1928________
8
Chart 4.—All articles and dairy products, by months, 1919 to 19289
Chart 5.— All articles of food combined, New York, Chicago, and
Seattle, by months, 1919 to 1928______________________________
28
C hart 6.— All articles of food combined, New Orleans, Washington,
and United States, by months, 1919 to 1928____________________
29
Chart 7.— Sirloin steak and plate beef, by months, 1919 to 1928___
36
Chart 8.— Round steak, pork chops, and lamb, by months, 1919 to
1928_________________________________________________________
37
Chart 9.— Rib roast and chuck roast, by months, 1919 to 1928____
38
Chart 10.— Lard, bacon, and ham, by months, 1919 to 1928_______
39
Chart 11.— Milk, eggs, and butter, by months, 1919 to 1928_______
40
Chart 12.— Flour and bread, by months, 1919 to 1928____________
41
Chart 13.— Corn meal and rice, by months, 1919 to 1928_________
46
Chart 14.— All articles and potatoes, by months, 1919 to 1928_____
47
Chart 15.— All articles and granulated sugar, by months, 1919 to
1928____________________________________ ____________________
48
Chart 16,— Coffee and tea, by months, 1919 to 1928--------------------49




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IV

CONTENTS

Pago
195-205
P art II.— Coal______________________ ________________ ________ _
Explanation of prices___________________________________________
195
T able 14.— Average and relative prices of coal per ton of 2,000
pounds in the United States, 1913 to 1928______________________
196
Table 15.— Average retail prices of coal per ton of 2,000 pounds, by
cities and by months, 1927 and 1928_________________________ 198-205
Chart 17.— Anthracite and bituminous coal, by months, 1919 to
1928________________________________________________________
197
Part III.— Gas__________________________________________________ 206-20^
Explanation of prices___________________________________________
206
Table 16.— Net price per 1,000 cubic feet of manufactured gas, based
on a family consumption of 3,000 cubic feet, in specified months
from April, 1913, to December, 1928, by cities__________________
206
Table 17.— Net price per 1,000 cubic feet of natural gas, based on
a family consumption of 5,000 cubic feet, in specified months from
April, 1913, to December, 1928, by cities_______________________
208
Table 18.— Average and relative net price per 1,000 cubic feet of
manufactured gas, based on a family consumption of 3,000 cubic
feet, in specified months of each year, 1907 to 1928______________
208
Chart 18.— Manufactured gas, 1907 to 1928_____________________
207
Part IV.— Electricity_____________________________________________ 209-212
Explanation of prices_________________________________________ 209, 210
Table 19.— Net price per kilowatt-hour for electricity for household
use in December, 1913, and June and December, 1927 and 1928,
for 51 cities________________________________________________ 210-212
Appendix A.— Purchasing power of union wages as measured by food,
1907 to 1928__________ ______ __________________________________ 213, 214
Appendix B.— Comparison of retail price changes in the United States
and in foreign countries, 1924 to 1928-------------- ---------------------------- 214-216
Index___________________________________________________________ 217-219




BULLETIN OF THE

U. S. BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS
WASHINGTON

n o . 495

a u g u s t , 1929

RETAIL PRICES, 1890 TO 1928
INTRODUCTION
Reports on retail prices have been published by the Bureau of Labor
Statistics since 1904. In that year a report was issued covering all
years from 1890 to 1903.1 Annual statistics from 1904 to 1927,
together with summaries back to 1890, have been included in various
bulletins on retail prices.2 Since July, 1915, the Labor Review has
also contained much information on the subject. In the earlier
reports only food articles were included, but since 1907 coal and gas
have been added. In 1922 the bureau began the collection of prices
of electricity for household use, the information extending back to
December, 1913. In the present bulletin the record for all retail
prices has been brought up to the end of 1928.
PART I.—FOOD
RETAIL PRICES OF FOOD IN 1928

Retail prices of food in general averaged somewhat lower in 1928
than in the preceding year. This was particularly true of fresh pork,
bacon, ham, lard, flour and bread, rice, potatoes, and sugar. Fresh
beef, milk, butter, cheese, eggs, corn meal, and coffee, on the other
hand, were higher than in 1927.
Prices of fresh beef, including sirloin and round steak, rib and chuck
roast, and plate beef steadily increased in the first nine months of the
year, but declined in the closing months. Pork chops declined from
January to March, increased steeply to September, and again declined
thereafter. Bacon and ham also were higher in September, followed
by weakening prices in the remaining months. Hens showed only
minor price fluctuations in the year. Prices of all kinds of fresh beef
were considerably higher at the end than at the beginning of the year,
while ham and hens were somewhat higher. Bacon and lard, on the
contrary, were somewhat cheaper. A steep drop in prices of pork
chops brought the December level on a par with that of January.
Butter, cheese, and milk prices decreased in spring and summer
and increased in fall and winter months. Eggs showed strong seasonal
variations, declining sharply from January to April, increasing stead­
ily to November, and weakening in December. November prices were
65 per cent higher than those of April. Prices of bread weakened
somewhat in spring months, advanced in summer, and declined in
fall and winter. Flour prices advanced in the first half and declined
in the second half of the year, while prices of corn meal were constant
after increasing in April. Rice showed little price variation, but
1 Eighteenth Annual Report of the Commissioner of Labor, 1903.
2 Bulletins Nos. 59,65,71, 77,105,106,108,110,113,115,125, 132,136,138,140,156,184,197, 228, 270, 300, 315,
334,366,396,418,445, and 464. A history of the bureau’s investigations of retail prices will be found in Bul­
letin No. 396.




1

RETAIL PRICES, 1890 TO 1928

with a downward tendency. Potato prices increased from January
to April and declined sharply thereafter, but were stationary in the
last five months of the year.
Sugar increased slightly in price in the first six months and decreased
to December. Tea showed only negligible price fluctuations, while
coffee prices tended upward. All commodities, as measured by the
weighted food index, declined from January to March, increased in
April and May, declined again in June, and advanced to September.
In the last three months of the year the general level of retail prices
was slightly higher than in January. The December level was prac­
tically on a par with that of December, 1927.
Table 1 shows the per cent of increase in the average retail price of
each of 22 important food articles in 1928 compared with 1913,
arranged according to increase.
T a b l e 1.—PEE CEN T OF INCREASE IN R E TA IL PRICES OP 22 ARTICLES OF FOOD

IN 1928 COM PARED W ITH 1913

Per cent
of in­
Article

compared
with 1913
96.7
88.3

Ham............
Round steak.
Sirloin steak.
Rib roast___
Corn meal...
Hens............
Chuck roast _
Cheese.........

8 .2
8
76.8
76.7
75.6
74.4
74.2

Per cent
of in­

Article

Article

compared
with 1913
Pork chops.
Coffee........
Flour.........
Bacon........
Bread____
Milk..........
Potatoes...
Plate beef..

65.7
65.1
63.6
63.0
62.5
59.6
58.8
57.0

Per cent
of in­
compared
with 1913
47.5
42.3
34.5
29.1
17.7
14.9

Butter
Tea—
Eggs..
Sugar.
Lard__
R ic e ..

YEARLY PRICE CHANGES OF FOOD, 1890 TO 1928

Index numbers showing yearly price changes in the retail cost of
food since 1890 are given in Table 2 and Chart 1, which follow. In
computing these index numbers 30 articles were included for the
years 1890 to 1907, 15 articles for the years 1908 to 1912, 22 articles
for the years 1913 to 1920, and 43 articles for the years 1921 to
1928. While the number of articles has thus varied considerably
during the period stated, the figures have been so computed as to
be entirely comparable with one another, and they may be accepted
as showing correctly the trend of retail prices in the United States.
Chart 1, like all other charts in the present bulletin, has been drawn
on the logarithmic scale in order that the percentage changes may
be more clearly seen.3
T a b l e 2.—IN D E X N UM BERS SHOWING TR E N D IN THE R E TA IL COST OF FOOD IN THE

U NITED STATES, BY YEARS, 1890 TO 1928®
[Average for year 1913=100.0]
Year

Index
number

1891.
1892.
1893.
1894.
1895.
1896.
1897.

69.6
70.6
69.3
71.0
67.8
66.5
64.9
65.4
67.1
67.7

Year
1900.
1901.
1902.
1903.
1904.
1905.
1906.
1907.
1908.
1909.

Index
number
68.7
71.5
75.4
75.0
76.0
76.4
78.7
82.0
84.3
88.7

Year
1910.
1911.
1912.
1913
1914
1915.
1916.
1917.
1918.
1919.

Index
number
93.0
92.0
97.6

100.0

102.4
101.3
113.7
146.4
168.3
185.9

Year

Index
number

1920.
1921.
1922.
1923.
1924.
1925.
1926.
1927.
1928.

a For an explanation of the method used in constructing these index numbers see pp. 12 and 13.
* For a discussion of the logarithmic chart see the Labor Review for March, 1919, pp. 20-34.




203.4
153.3
141.6
146.2
145.9
157.4
160.6
155.4
154.3

TED
RN
O YEARLY
F
P IC
R E
CHANGES
O FOOD
F




C hart 1

C
O

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RETAIL PRICES, 1890 TO 1928

T a b l e 3.—IN D E X

N UM BERS SHOWING CHANGES IN THE R E T A IL PRICES OF
IM PO R T A N T A RTICLES OF FOOD IN THE U N ITED STATES, B Y YEARS, 1907 TO
1928
[Average for year 1913=100.0]

Year

Sirloin Round
steak
steak

Chuck
roast

Rib
roast

Plate
beef

.......
1907
1908.............
1909.............
1910.............
1911.............
1912.............
1913.............
1914.............
1915.............
1916.............
1917.............
1918.............
1919.............
1920............
1921.............
1922.............
1923.............
1924.............
1925.............
1926.............
1927.............
1928.............

71.5
73.3
76.6
80.3
80.6
91.0
100.0
102.0
101.1
107.5
124.0
153.2
164.2
172.1
152.8
147.2
153.9
155.9
159.8
162.6
167.7
188.2

68.0
71.2
73.5
77.9
78.7
89.3
100.0
105.8
103.0
109.7
129.8
165.5
174.4
177.1
154.3
144.8
150.2
151.6
155.6
159.6
166.4
188.3

76.1
78.1
81.3
84.6
84.8
93.6
100.0
103.0
101.4
107.4
125.5
155.1
164.1
167.7
147.0
139.4
143.4
145.5
149.5
153.0
158.1
176.8

Year

Cheese

Lard

Eggs

Bread Flour

84.1

95.0
101.5
109.4
108.2

190 7
190 8
.
190 9
191 0
191 1
191 2
191...........3
191 4
191 5
191 6
191 7
1918........
191 9
192 0
192 1
192 2
192 3
192 4
192 5
192 6
192 7
192 8

100.0

103.6
105.0
116.7
150.4
162.4
192.8
188.2
153.9
148.9
167.0
159.7
166.1
165.6
170.1
174.2

80.7
80.5
90.1
103.8
88.4
93.5

100.0

98.6
93.4
111.0
174.9
210.8
233.5
186.7
113.9
107.6

112.0

120.3
147.5
138.6

122.2

117.7

100.0
104.4
100.6
106.9
130.6
166.3
168.8
163.8
132.5
123.1
126.3
130.0
135.0
140.6
148.1
174.4

8 .1
6
92.6
97.7
93.5
98.9

100.0

102.3
98.7
108.8
139.4
164.9
182.0
197.4
147.5
128.7
134.8
138.6
151.0
140.6
131.0
134.5

100.0
104.1
100.0
106.0
129.8
170.2
166.9
151.2
118.2
105.8
106.6
109.1
114.1
120.7
127.3
157.0

101.6

100.0

112.5
125.0
130.4
164.3
175.0
178.6
205.4
176.8
155.4
155.4
157.1
167.9
167.9
166.1
162.5

105.2
100.0
103.9
125.8
134.6
211.2
203.0
218.2
245.5
175.8
154.5
142.4
148.5
184.8
181.8
166.7
163.6

Pork
chops
74.3
76.1
82.7
91.6
85.1
91.2
100.0
104.6
96.4
108.3
151.7
185.7
201.4
201.4
166.2
157.1
144.8
146.7
174.3
188.1
175.2
165.7

Cora

87.6
92.2
93.9
94.9
94.3'
101.6
100.0

105.1
108.4
112.6

192.2
226.7
213.3
216.7
150.0
130.0
136.7
156.7
180.0
170.0
173.3
176.7

Bacon

74.4
76.9
82.9
94.5
91.3
90.5
100.0
101.8
99.8
106.4
151.9
195.9
205.2
193.7
158.2
147.4
144.8
139.6
173.0
186.3
174.8
163.0

Rice

Ham

75.7
77.6
82.0
91.4
89.3
IK 6
).
100.0
101.7
97.2
109.2
142.2
178.1
198.5
206.3
181.4
181.4
169.1
168.4
195.5
213.4
204.5
196.7

11
1 .2
112.3
11
0 .0
130.5
132.1

101.2
104.3
104.6
119.0
148.3
173.6

20
0 .0
109.2
109.2
109.2
116.1
127.6
133.3
123.0
114.9

81.4
83.0
88.5
93.6
91.0
93.5
100.0
102.2
97.5
110.7
134.5
177.0
193.0
209.9
186.4
169.0
164.3
165.7
171.8
182.2
173.2
175.6

Pota­ Sugar
toes
105.3

100.0

Hens

Tea

Milk

Butter

87.2
89.6
91.3
94.6
95.5
97.4
100.0
100.5
99.2
102.2
125.4
156.2
174.2
287.6
.164.0
147.2
155.1
155.1
157.3
157.3
158.4
159.6

Coffee

105.3
107.7
106.6
109.3
111.4
115.1

1 0 1 0 1 0 100
0 .0 0 .0 0 .0 0
108.3 108.2 100.4
99.7
88.9 1 0
2 .1 1 0 1 0
0 .2 0 .6
146.4
169.3
176.4
205.5
352.7
145.5
132.7
183.6
167.3
130.9
288.2 125.5
223.5 132.7
158.2 129.1

158.8
252.7
188.2
223.5
370.6
182.4
164.7
170.6
158.8

21
1 .8

100.4
106.9
119.1
128.9
134.7
128.1
125.2
127.8
131.4
138.8
141.0
142.5
142.3

100.3
101.4
102.4
145.3
157.7
121.8

11
2 .1
126.5
145.3
172.8
171.1
162.1
165.1

85.3
85.5
90.1
93.8
87.9
97.7
100.0
94.4
93.4
103.0
127.2
150.7
177.0
183.0
135.0
125.1
144.7
135.0
143.1
138.6
145.2
147.5
All
arti­
cles1
82.0
84.3
88.7
93.0
92.0
97.6
100.0
102.4
101.3
113.7
146.4
168.3
185.9
203.4
153.3
141.6
146.2
145.9
157.4
160.6
155.4
154.3

130 articles in 1907; 15 articles in 1908-1912; 22 articles in 1913-1920; 43 articles in 1921-1928.

MONTHLY PRICE CHANGES OF FOOD, 1919 TO 1928
ALL ARTICLES COMBINED

Retail price movements during the period 1913 to 1928 for the
United States as a whole are shown in Table 4,4 monthly data being
given for the years 1919 to 1928. The year 1913 forms the base
period, and average prices in all years and months are measured in
terms of average prices in that year. As will be seen, the retail cost
of food reached the peak in July, 1920, when prices were 119.2 per
cent above the 1913 level. In March, 1922, prices had fallen to 38.7
per cent above the 1913 level, but they increased to 67.1 per cent
above that level in November, 1925. In December, 1928, they were
55.8 per cent above the 1913 level.
4 Comparable information for the months of 1913 to 1918, inclusive, will be found in Bulletin No. 396,
p* 12, Changes is the co§t of food, ffonj 1919 tp 1928 aye shown in graphic form in Charts 2 to 16,




MONTHLY PRICE CHANGES OF FOOD

5

T a b l e 4 .— IN D E X N UM BERS OF R E TA IL COST OF ALL ARTICLES OF FOOD COM BINED

FOR TH E U N ITED STATES, 1813 TO D E C E M B E R , 1928

Year and month

1913: Average for year_________________

Index
number
(average
cost for
1913=100)

Average for year_
____
Average for year_________________
Average for year_________________
Average for year_________________

100.0
102.4
101.3
113.7
146.4
168.3

1919: Average for year_________________
January
T'fthriiary .
March___________ __ ____________
April............. .......................... ...........
M ay________________ _______ _____
.Tune
_____
July........ ........................................ .
August..... .............. ........... ................
September............ ................ .............
October__________________ _____ _
November___ __________________ _
December____________ ___________

185.9
185.2
172.0
175.3
181.7
184.9
184.0
190.0
191.8
188.3
188.6
192.2
196.6

1920: Average for year_________________
January ___
February. _
...............
March______ _____ _______________
April____________________ ___ ____
M ay______________ ___ _____ _____
.Tune
___
July_____________________________
August__________________________
September._____________________
October_______ _____________ ____
November_____________________
December______
_
______

203.4
201.2
200.0
200.0
210.6
215.5
218.7
219.2
206.7
203.7
198.4
193.3
177.9

1921: Average for y ea r________________
January__________ _______________
February________________________
March___________ ____ ___________
April__________ ____ _________ __
M ay_____________________________
June_____________________________
July_____________________ ____ ___
August__________________________
September_______________________
October_________________________
November_____________________
December________________________

153.3
172.4
157.7
156.1
152.1
144.7
144.4
148.4
154.7
153.1
152.6
151.7
149.9

1922: Average for year_________________
January________________________ _
February___ _____________________
March...................... .............. .........
April...................................................
May______ ______________________
June....... ............................................
July.................. .......................... ......
August_______ ___________________
September.________ _____________
October__________________________
November___ _____ ___ ____ ______
December...........................................

141.6
142.0
141.6
138.7
138.9
139.2
140.7
142.1
138.7
139.7
142.6
144.9
146.6

1923: Average for year_________________
January_________________________
February_ _____ _______ _________
_
March___________________________
April..... ......... .................... .......... .
M ay......... ..........................................
June_____________________________
July............................... .....................
August..... .........................................
September_________. ___ ____ _____
October________________________ _

146.2
144.4
142.3
141.9
143.1
143.4
144.3
147.2
146.4
149.3
149.8

1915:
1916:
1917:
1918:




Year and month

Index
number
(average
cost for
1913=100)

1923: Average for year—Continued.
November_______________________
December________________ _______

151.1
150.3

1924: Average for year_________________
January__________________________
February................... ........................
March................. ........... ...................
April____________________________
M ay_____________________________
June_____________________________
July................................................ ...
August................................................
September...................................... __
October__________________________
November_________________ ____
December_________ _ ______ ____

145.9
149.1
147.3
143.7
141.3
141.0
142.4
143.3
144.2
146.8
148.7
150.1
151.5

1925: Average for year__ ___ _____
January__________________________
February________________________
March___________________________
April.............................................. .....
M ay_____________________________
June.............. ......... ...........................
July.....................................................
August________ _____ ___ _________
September___________ _______ ____
October__________________________
November.............. ............................
December— ____ ___ _____ ________

157.4
154.3
151.4
151.1
150.8
151.6
155.0
159.9
160.4
159.0
161.6
167.1
165.5

1926: Average for year________ _____
January_________________________
February_____________ _
__
March___________________________
April____________________________
M ay_____________________________
June_____________________________
July__________ ___________________
August_____________
September______________________
October__________________________
November_____________ _ __ _
__
December_____________ __

160.6
164.3
161.5
159.9
162.4
161.1
159.7
157.0
155.7
158.5
160.0
161.6
161.8

1927: Average for year ___ _
January________________ .
February____________________
March_________________________ _
April_______________________
M ay_________________________
June________________________ _
July.............................................
August______________________ _
September...... ........... ......... ...........
October___________________
November___ ___________________
December..... ...................................

155.4
159.3
156.0
153.8
153.6
155.4
158.5
153.4
152.4
154.0
156.1
156.5
155.9

1928: Average for year_______________
January...........................................
February........... ......................... .
March______________________ _ _
April..... .............. .......................
M ay_________________________ _
June_________________________
July___ ______ ___________________
August_______ ____ ___________ _
September________________ _
October.................. .
..............
November______________________
December________________________

154.3
155.1
151.6
151.4
152.1
153.8
152.6
152.8
154.2
157.8
156.8
157.3
155.8

6

R E TAIL PRICES, 1890 TO 1928
CEREALS, MEATS, AND DAIBY PRODUCTS
*

Table 5 shows the trend in the retail cost of three important
groups of food commodities, viz, cereals, meats, and dairy products,
from 1913 to 1928.5 From 1913 to December, 1920, inclusive, these
groups have been composed of articles selected from the 22 foods for
which the bureau had figures showing the average family consump­
tion. For the months of 1921 to 1928, inclusive, the groups include
all of the articles previously used and six additional articles.
In computing the figures for this table the average price of each
article has been multiplied by the number denoting the relative
importance of the article in the total food budget. The products
thus obtained for the several commodities within each group have been
totaled, and from these totals index numbers have been computed,
using the totals for the year 1913 as the base or 100.
For the period^ 1913 to 1920 the weights have been those of the
1901-2 investigations of the bureau, and for 1921 to 1928 the weights
have been those of the 1918 investigation. Although, beginning with
January, 1921, the number of articles in each group was increased
and different consumption figures were used, the index numbers for
the several groups have been so computed as to be comparable with
the index numbers from 1913 to December, 1920. The method em­
ployed in determining the cost of these groups of food makes the
percentage changes in each group comparable with those in each other
group. The articles within these groups are as follows:
Cereals.—Bread, flour, com meal, rice, rolled oats, corn flakes,
wheat cereal, and macaroni.
Meats.—Sirloin steak, round steak, rib roast, chuck roast, plate
beef, pork chops, bacon, ham, hens, and leg of lamb.
Dairy 'products.—Butter, cheese, fresh milk, and evaporated milk.
* Comparable information for the months of 1913 to 1918, inclusive, will be found in Bulletin No. 396,
p. 17. Changes in the cost of these three groups of food from 1919 to 1928 are shown in graphic form in Charts
2 to 4.




C hart 2

TED
RN
O M
F
ONTHLY
P IC
R E
CHANGES
O FOOD
F

1919




1920

192!

1922

1923

1924

1925

1926

1927

1928

C hart 3

RETAIL
PRICES,
1890
T 1928
O




00

C hart 4

TREND
O MONTHLY
F
PRICE
CHANGES
O FOOD
F

1919




1920

1921

1922

1923

1924

1925

1926

1927

1928

10

RETAIL PRICES, 1890 TO 1928

T a b l e 5 .— IN D E X NUM BERS OF R E TA IL COST OF CEREALS, MEATS, AN D D A IR Y

PRODUCTS FOR T H E U N ITED STATES, 1913 TO D E C E M B E R , 1928
[Average cost in 1913=100.0]

Meats

Year and month

1913:
1914:
1915:
1916:
1917:
1918:

Dairy
prod­
ucts

Average for year----Average for year___
Average for year___
Average for year___
Average for year___
Average for year-----

100.0

121.6

126.8
186.5
194.3

100.0
103.4
99.6
108.2
137.0
172.8

100.0
97.1
96.1
103.2
127.6
153.4

1919: Average for year___
January.................
February..............
March...................
April......................
M ay......................
June.—.................
July.......................
August..................
September..........
October.................
November.............
December.............

198.0
197.4
197.7
197.7
203.3
208.3
209.9
212.3
213.0
213.1
213.0
215.2
219.0

184.2
184.5
179.9
182.3
190.2
193.6
189.5
192.9
190.4
184.5
178.1
173.1
169.0

176.6
181.4
160.7
173.4
179.3
174.0
167.3
167.1
171.3
174.5
183.6
191.8
197.0

1920: Average for year—
January.................... .
February-------------- March, .................... .
April..........................
M ay......................... .
June...........................
July.......................... .
August.......................
September.................
October.....................
November.................
December..................

232.1
229.0
229.9
229.4
230.8
241.6
246.2
246.2
241.6
239.3
229.5
216.9
199.5

185.7
172.9
174.8
177.1
187.6
187.8
192.3
198.2
197.3
200.2
195.7
186.1
163.2

185.1
191.0
189.1
192.3
192.3
185.3
178.6
181.8
181.6
184.9
185.8
186.4
173.1

1921: Average for year----January.................
February..............
M arch.—..............
April.....................
M ay......................
June-—.................
July.......................
August..................
September............
October.................
November.............
December..............

179.8
198.7
193.6
190.7
184.8
178.7
178.5
176.6
176.4
174.5
172.2
168.2
165.0

158.1
167.0
159.1
162.0
165.2
162.1
159.3
159.6
162.7
159.2
152.7
144.7
142.6

149.5
169.5
160.2
160.2
156.4
139.2
134.9
140.0
146.7
145.1
148.2
148.5
145.8

1922: Average for year___
January.................
February...............
March...................
April..... ................
M ay......................
June.... ..................
July.......................
August..................
September............
October.................
November.............
December..............

159.3
159.9
158.3
160.4
160.2
161.3
161.4
160.9
159.2
158.0
157.4
157.4
157.0

150.3
141.5
142.7
147.9
150.7
153.9
154.8
155.9
154.6
153.9
153.2
148.2
144.2

135.9
136.0
133.6
132.1
129.6
127.9
127.8
130.2
129.7
132.8
138.8
144.0
151.5

1923: Average for year..
January...................
February____ ____
March.....................
April.......................
M ay........................
June........................
July.........................
August....................
September.—.........
October...................
November..............
December...............

156.9
158.0
157.8
157.3
157.9
157.3
157.3
158.0
155.7
155.9
156.6
156.8
156.2

149.0
144.9
144.5
144.6
145.8
148.3
150.4
153.1
153.5
157.4
153.7
146.8
144.1

147.6
150.8
149.4
148.9
148.4
142.5
140.5
140.1
143.4
148.3
150.3
153.9
155.3




106.7

Year and month

Cereals Meats

Dairy
prod­
ucts

1924: Average for year.—
January....................
February..................
March......................
April.........................
May..........................
June..........................
July..........................
August..... ................
September................
October.....................
November................
December.................

160.4
156.3
156.9
156.7
157.8
156.9
156.9
158.2
161.3
161.9
163.2
165.4
166.7

150.2
146.2
144.7
145.6
148.3
151.3
151.3
150.7
154.8
155.4
155.6
149.8
147.2

142.8
155.7
153.4
150.6
141.6
136.3
138.1
138.4
13& 3
139.5
138.9
139.3
143.0

15: Average for year___
January.................
February..............
March...................
April......................
M ay......................
June......................
July.......................
August—...............
September............
October.................
November.............
December..............

176.2
172.7
178.8
177.9
176.3
176.3
176.2
176.3
176.3
176.4
175.2
175.9
176.2

163.0
150.9
150.6
160.4
163.9
164.0
163.8
169.2
169.3
169.0
167.6
164.1
162.9

147.1
143.6
142.1
146.5
144.3
142.3
143.3
144.4
146.0
149.3
153.5
153.9
152.8

1926: Average for year___
January.................
February..............
M a rch .................
April.....................
M ay......................
J u n e ....................
July.......................
August..................
September............
October.—............
November............
December............

175.5
176.8
177.4
176.9
176.2
176.2
176.2
175.6
175.5
174.5
173.8
173.6
173.0

171.3
165.7
165.4
166.6
168.8
172.3
176.4
176.3
174.1
175.7
174.9
170.7
168.2

145.5
149.1
148.2
146.2
142.7
141.7
141.5
141.1
142.2
144.8
146.6
148.6
152.8

1927: Average for year_
_
January.................... .
February...................
March...................... .
April................... .....
M ay......................... .
J u n e ....................... .
July— ....................
August..................... .
September.................
October.................... .
November................ .
December..................

170.7
172.8
172.7
172.1
171.7
171.6
170.7
170.6
171.2
170.6
170.5
169.8
168.6

169.9
168.1
167.6
168.5
170.6
170.7
168.3
169.3
171.0
173.0
173.7
169.9
168.1

148.7
151.4
151.8
152.2
150.8
145.3
143.7
143.9
144.5
146.6
149.4
150.2
152.8

1928: Average for year___
January.................
February...............
March...................
April......................
M ay......................
June......................
July.......................
August..................
September............
October.................
November.............
December..............

167.2
168.0
168.0
166.8
167.2
168.3
169.8
169.3
168.2
166.7
165.9
165.3
164.2

179.2
168.3
167.8
167.1
170.3
175.4
177.7
184.4
189.5
195.8
188.9
184.9
179.1

150.0
152.2
150.7
150.7
147.8
147.3
146.1
147.1
148.3
151.2
151.1
152.5
153.5

11

EE TAIL PRICES, 1890 TO 1928

HOW PRICES ARE OBTAINED

Retail prices of food are collected from retail dealers through
monthly reports of actual selling prices on the 15th of each month.
The stores are selected by agents of the bureau from those patronized
largely by wage earners. Prices are secured from every type of
store—the neighborhood store, the downtown store, the department
store, and the chain store—provided a large part of the patronage
comes from wage earners. Some of the stores are credit and delivery,
some are cash and carry, and some are cash and delivery. No
“ fancy” stores are included.
The number of firms is apportioned according to the industrial
importance of each city. For the larger cities reports are obtained
from 25 to 30 stores and for the smaller cities from 10 to 15 stores.
Quite naturally firms are not constant, but when one firm drops out
permanently another firm, similar in kind, is selected to replace it.
Moreover, as the wage-earning population of a city shifts, stores are
selected in the new localities to preserve the representative character
of the prices.
CITIES INCLUDED

At the beginning of the year 1913 retail prices of food were being
collected by the bureau from 39 cities. The following cities were
added to the list on the dates named:
St. Paul, Minn., June, 1913.
Springfield, 111., May, 1914.
Butte, Mont., January, 1915.
Rochester, N. Y., May, 1916.
Columbus, Ohio, June, 1916.
Bridgeport, Conn., October, 1916.

Mobile, Ala., April, 1918.
Norfolk, Va., April, 1918.
Houston, Tex., May, 1918.
Peoria, 111., May, 1918.
Portland, Me., June, 1918.
Savannah, Ga., January, 1920.

The 51 cities are grouped below by geographical sections:
T a b l e 6 .— CITIES IN EACH GEOGRAPHICAL SECTION

North Atlantic

South Atlantic

North Central

South Central

Western

Boston, Mass.
Bridgeport, Conn.
Buffalo, N. Y.
Fall River, Mass.
Manchester, N. H.
Newark, N. J.
New Haven, Conn.
New York, N. Y .
Philadelphia, Pa.
Pittsburgh, Pa.
Portland, Me.
Providence, R. I.
Rochester, N. Y.
Scranton, Pa.

Atlanta, Ga.
Baltimore, Md.
Charleston, S. C.
Jacksonville, Fla.
Norfolk, Va.
Richmond, Va.
Savannah, Ga.
Washington, D.C.

Chicago, 111.
Cincinnati, Ohio.
Cleveland, Ohio.
Columbus, Ohio.
Detroit, Mich.
Indianapolis, Ind.
Kansas City, Mo.
Milwaukee, Wis.
Minneapolis, Minn.
Omaha, Nebr.
Peoria, 111.
St. Louis, Mo.
St. Paul, Minn.
Springfield, 111.

Birmingham, Ala.
Dallas, Tex.
Houston, Tex.
Little Rock, Ark.
Louisville, Ky.
Memphis, Tenn.
Mobile, Ala.
New Orleans, La.

Butte, Mont.
Denver, Colo.
Los Angeles, Calif.
Portland, Oreg.
Salt Lake City,Utah.
San Francisco, Calif.
Seattle, Wash.

Effort is made to secure quotations on similar grades of com­
modities in the different cities. There are, however, some local
customs which must be considered when any comparison is made
of the prices in the different cities. For example, the method of
cutting sirloin steak in Boston, Mass., Manchester, N. H., Phila­
delphia, Pa., Providence, R. I., and Portland, Me., differs from that
in other cities. The cut known as “ sirloin” in these five cities
would be known in other cities as “ porterhouse.” There is in these
cities, owing to the methods of dividing the round from the loin,
no cut that corresponds to that of sirloin in the other cities. There




12

RETAIL PRICES, 1890 TO 1928

is also a greater amount of trimming demanded by the retail trade
in these cities than in others. This is particularly true of Providence,
R. I. Diagrams are shown on pages 20 to 24 of this bulletin which
illustrate the methods of cutting beef in New York, Providence,
Chicago, and New Orleans, also the method in general use in other
cities. In any comparison of prices in one city with those in another
due consideration should be given to the following facts:
1. The trade demands and is furnished more expensive grades of
articles in some cities than in others.
2. The cities for which prices are shown in this report are widely
separated; some are in localities near the source of supply while
others are at a greater distance from it, making it necessary to in­
clude in the prices a greater charge for transportation.
3. Methods and costs of doing business vary greatly in different
localities, due to the demands of customers and to rentals, wages,
and other fixed charges or expenses.
METHOD OP CONSTRUCTING INDEX NUMBERS

In constructing the index numbers of retail food prices issued by
the bureau average annual prices for the United States have been
computed for each of 43 articles by dividing the sum of all prices
for an article in the 51 cities by the total number of reporting firms.
The average price of each article was then multiplied by a figure
denoting the average annual family consumption of that article in
the United States as shown by an investigation conducted by the
bureau in 1918.® The products for the several articles thus obtained
were next added, giving the cost of a year’s supply of these foods
when purchased by a family at the retail prices shown. The result
was then reduced to a percentage of the corresponding result fo^ the
year 1913, taken as the base. Monthly index numbers have ksen
constructed in the same manner as the yearly index numbers by
using average monthly prices instead of average yearly prices, the
year 1913 being the base period in all cases.
For the years 1913 to 1920 the index numbers were uniformly com­
puted from the prices of 227 food articles. In 1921, when the num­
ber of articles was increased to 43,8 the following plan was adopted:
It was assumed that the total cost of the 43 articles, if this informa­
tion had been obtained, would have shown the same percentage of
change from 1913 to December, 1920, as was shown by the 22
articles. Therefore the index number for the 22 articles in December,
1920, which was found to be 177.85, was accepted as the index
number for the 43 articles. The money cost of the 43 articles in
December, 1920, was found to be $461.51. The ratio of the money
cost to the relative cost in December, 1920, was therefore 461.51
to 177.85, or 1 to 0.3854. For each month since December, 1920,
the index number has been obtained by multiplying the money cost
of the 43 articles by 0.3854. The resulting index numbers are com­
parable with the index numbers for years and months prior to Janu­
ary, 1921, on 22 articles.
• See Bulletin of the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, No. 357.
7 These are sirloin steak, round steak, rib roast, chuck roast, plate beef, pork chops, bacon, ham, lard,
hens, flour, corn meal, eggs, butter, milk, bread, potatoes, sugar, cheese, nee, coffee, and tea.
8 Articles added in 1921 are lamb, canned salmon, evaporated milk, oleomargarine, nut margarine,
vegetable lard substitute, rolled oats, corn flakes, wheat cereal, macaroni, navy beans, onions, cabbage,
baked beans, canned corn, canned peas, canned tomatoes, prunes, raisins, bananas, and oranges.




METHOD OF CONSTRUCTING IN D EX NUMBERS

13

Tho average annual family consumption of the 43 articles is here
shown for geographical sections and for the United States as a whole.
T a b l e 7 .— FOOD W EIGH TS: ANNUAL CONSUMPTION PER F A M IL Y

North
Atlantic

South
Atlantic

North
Central

South
Central

32
32
31
31
23

27
27
30
30
25

35
35
24
24
17

34
34
32
32
23

38
38
24
24
16

39
39
39
39
27

— do..........
__ do..........
...d o .......
...d o ..........
__ do_____

36
17
22
8
23

29
13
26
14
25

43
20
1
24

45
18
14
2
23

42
17
19
1
22

25
19
10
13
19

Salmon, nannnd___
__ do______
Milfe-, frftsh
..... .................. Quart____
Milk, evaporated.................... Pound___
Butter_____________________ ...d o ........
Oleomargarine......................... ...d o ..........

9
337
77
66
16

10
412
95
75
8

9
155
73
56
9

9
364
48
53
30

9
177
85
60
16

6
377
92
89
8

Article

Unit

Sirloin steak.............................
Round steak............................
Rib roast__________________
Chuck roast.............................
Plate beef__________________

Pound___
...d o ..........
...d o ........
...d o ..........
__ do........

Pork chops..............................
Bacon_____________________
Tlftm
Lamb.......................................
Hens______________________

United
States

Western

Nut margarine........................
Cheese_____________________
Lard______________________
Vegetable lard substitute.......
Eggs, strictly fresh__________

— d o _ .......
...d o _____
__ do_____
— do..........
Dozen___

6
12
34
9
61

4
12
27
6
68

5
13
38
10
57

11
12
45
5
53

3
11
38
22
55

2
15
18
16
70

Bread.......................................
Flour............... ........................
Com meal__________________
Rolled oats...............................
Corn flakes_________________

Pound___
__ do....... .
__ do........
...d o ..........
__ do_____

531
264
54
41
7

642
224
29
45
6

417
313
108
31
6

521
263
39
39
6

450
318
140
38
13

438
280
34
45
5

Wheat cereal............................
Macaroni-............................
Rice_______________________
Beans, navy.............................
Potatoes___________________

— do..........
__ do..........
...d o ..........
— do..........
__ do........

7
23
35
22
704

7
25
32
23
746

2
15
55
17
514

6
20
26
25
810

3
29
56
21
485

12
27
28
19
706

Onions_____________________
Cabbage___________________
Beans, baked............ ..............
Corn, canned...........................
Peas, canned_______________

__ do........
__ do........
—.do..........
— do..........
__ do______

66
65
7
10
10

72
62
8
8
10

52
61
10
9
9

62
70
6
13
13

82
66
5
10
9

64
61
4
10
9

Tomatoes, canned................... — do..........
Sugar______________________ __ do_____
— d o.........
Coffee_____________________ ...d o ........

16
147
8
40

15
140
13
33

21
145
6
42

10
154
5
45

35
133
3
52

12
161
6
35

11
9
11
7

14
9
11
6

9
4
8
9

11
11
11
6

8
7
13
9

10
12
9
8

Prunes_____________________
Raisins____________________
Bananas___________________
Oranges....................................

...d o ..........
__ do........
Dozen i___
— do..........

i In cities where most of the sales on bananas are by the pound rather than by the dozen, the weightings
as given in the above table have been multiplied by 3 and have then been applied to the prices on the pound.

By giving to each article a weighting equal to its relative importance
in the consumption of the average family, the total expenditure for
food on a given date forms a proper basis of comparison with the
expenditure for the same articles of food on any other date. For the
purpose of showing the movement in retail prices it is assumed that
this relative importance remained the same through the whole period
1913 to 1928. In this bulletin the average family expenditure in each
city in the year 1913 has been taken as the base for that city, and
index numbers have been computed for each year from 1913 to 1928
and for each month of 1927 and 1928, following the same method
used for the United States as a whole. (See pp. 30 and 31.) These
index numbers show the trend in the retail cost of all foods combined
in each individual city as compared with the average cost in that city
in the year 1913.
44848°— 29------ 2



14

RE TAIL PRICES, 1890 TO 1928

DESCRIPTION OP FOOD ARTICLES
FRESH BEEF

In this bulletin prices are given for five cuts of beef, viz, sirloin
steak, round steak, rib roast, chuck roast, and plate boiling beef.
As previously stated, methods of cutting beef vary considerably in
different cities and affect retail prices. Prices are also affected by
the grade or quality of meat and by the custom of trimming bone
and fat from cuts before weighing. This custom varies from trim­
ming off almost all bone and fat in some cities to little or none in
others, which gives a varying proportion of the side of beef that goes
to the consumer. The same name is often applied in different cities
to entirely different cuts. The bureau has been able to obtain dia­
grams showing the specific methods of cutting beef in New York,
Providence, Chicago, and New Orleans, and these diagrams are
here shown in addition to the diagram which may be used for general
reference. As may be seen in the diagrams on pages 16 and 17,
which show the methods of cutting beef in New York and Providence,
the cut known as trimmed steak or “ sirloin steak” (Nos. 3 and 4)
in Providence is known in New York as “ porterhouse” (No. 1), and
the cut known in New York as “ top sirloin” (No. 7) is known in
Providence as “ vein steak” or a grade of round steak (No. 13).
One of the distinguishing characteristics of the New Orleans
method is the length of all cuts and the manner of cutting the shoul­
der. The shoulder is lifted from the carcass and cut into steaks.
This part of the carcass is designated by the term “ seven steaks,”
on account of the shape of the shoulder blade when cut. Another
feature is that in separating the sirloin from the round the bone is
followed. This gives a larger sirloin and smaller round than in most
cities.
A majority of the firms that furnish quotations for cuts, as quoted
in this report, buy meat by the whole, half, or quarter carcass. Some
of them also buy rounds, loins, or ribs of beef. These are bought
when there is a great demand for round, sirloin, or porterhouse
steak, or for prime rib roast, or when there is little demand for
cuts, such as brisket, chuck, neck, and plate.
The carcass is divided into halves or sides by sawing and chopping
through the center of the backbone. The half or side is separated
into the hind quarter and the fore quarter by cutting through from
the belly between two ribs to and through the backbone. The cut
varies in different cities and may be between any two ribs from the
ninth to the thirteenth, or immediately after the thirteenth rib,
counting from the rib in the shoulder and brisket which corresponds
to the collar bone in the human being.
The hind quarter is usually separated into cuts—loin and round—
by cutting either along the heavy line AB or along the line XCB
shown in the general diagram on page 20.
Owing to the methods of quartering, as described above, the loin of
beef in some cities has from one to four ribs in it. These ribs are
sold as roast or as porterhouse or club steak. If sold as steak the ribs
are usually removed before weighing.
The loin is cut into sirloin and porterhouse steaks and flank. The
cut commonly known as “ sirloin” steak, for which prices are quoted
in all except four cities, is cut parallel to the whole cut surface of the




DESCRIPTION OP FOOD ARTICLES

15

thick or butt end of the loin and includes all cuts with any part of
the hip bone in them. These cuts are known as “ rump” steak in
Fall River, Mass. The other cuts of the loin of beef, those from the
small end next to the ribs, with no part of the hip bone in them,
are commonly known as “ porterhouse” but in Boston, Mass., Man­
chester, N. H., Philadelphia, Pa., and Providence, R. I., these steaks
are cut obliquely, giving more meat surface than in the perpendicular
cuts. They are called “ sirloin” steak, and the prices quoted for
these four cities are for these cuts. There is in these four cities, owing
to methods of dividing the round from the loin, no cut that corre­
sponds to “ sirloin” in other cities.
The round of beef is divided into two cuts or pieces, round and
rump, as shown in the diagrams.
The round has the leg bone in it and consists of the round and the
shank. “ Whole” or “ top” round steaks are cut from the round.
Whole round steak is cut through parallel to the full cut .surface of
round and includes top round, bottom round, and a cut of the leg
bone of the thickness of the steak.
Top round is a cut from the inside of the leg. It extends through
to the leg bone and to the tissue or membrane which marks the
natural division between the inside and the outside of the leg. It is
tender and palatable, while the bottom or outside is muscular, firm,
tough, and dry. In most markets in which “ top” is cut it does not
include a cut of the bone, but in a few markets it includes a cut of
the bone and a very small part of the bottom round. Markets that
sell top round steak sell the bottom for pot roast or Hamburg steak,
or use it for sausage meat.
The rump is from the top of the hip near the tail bone, includes part
of the hip bone, and is called rump roast in almost all cities, and
bouillon or butcher’s roast in a few cities.
The fore quarter is divided into rib, chuck, plate, and shank. The
shank is removed by cutting through the shoulder joint or by cutting
and sawing through the leg bone below that joint. The plate is sepa­
rated from the rib and the chuck by cutting through the ribs, begin­
ning near the middle of the rib next to the cut which separates the
half or side of beef into the hind quarter and fore quarter and running
parallel to the backbone to the point where the shank was removed.
The nearer the line or cut to the backbone the shorter the rib of beef,
the more desirable the cuts of roast beef, and the higher priced.
The rib of beef is usually separated from the chuck by cutting be­
tween the fifth and sixth ribs to and through the backbone, counting
from the rib in the shoulder nearest the neck. It usually includes
eight ribs, two of which have the thin back part of the shoulder blade
in them. The cuts of rib roast for which prices are quoted do not
have any part of the shoulder blade in them, are called prime rib
roast, and sell for 10 to 12 cents per pound more than the two ribs or
cuts with part of the shoulder blade in them. Some markets in some
cities cut rib roast short and trim off part of the backbone before
weighing.
The chuck extends from the point where the rib of beef and chuck
are separated to and including the neck. The prices quoted for
chuck roast are for the best cut, which is next to the butt end of the
rib of beef. In some markets the chuck is cut into gteak^ for which




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RETAIL PRICES, 1890 TO 1928

METHOD OP CUTTING MEAT IN N E W Y O R K CITY.*
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

Porterhouse steak.
Sirloin steak.
Bound steak.
Bottom round.
Plank steak.
Outside flank.
Thick flank.
Cod fat.
6. Rump.
7. Top sirloin.
8. Horseshoe.

9. Leg beef.
10. Pnme rib (6).
11. Blade rib (3).
12. Cross rib.
13. Chuck steak (4) ribs.
14. Shoulder soup meat.
15. Chuck soup meat and top.
16. Shin meat.
17. Brisket (4) ribs.
18. Plate (?) first.
19. Plate.

1Chartpublished by permission of




20. Navel.
Skirt steak.
Round trimmings.
Suet and cod.
Trimmings and drop.
Kidney.
Shop fat.
Large bones.
Pat given away,
Shop bones.

Gum?* publisher, The Scientific and Modem Retail Butefc

17

DESCRIPTION OF FOOD ARTICLES

METHOD OF CUTTING M EAT IN PROVIDENCE* R . L*
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

Trimmed steak.
Trimmed steak.
Trimmed steak.
Trimmed steak.
Rib roast.

13.
14.
15.
16.
17.

7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.

Suet.
Lean trimmings.
Tallow.
Bones.
Kidney.
Top round.

19.
20.
a.
22.
23.
24.

6. Rib roast.

18.

Vein steak.
Bottom round.
Stew meat.
Aitch bone.
Trimmed flank.
Cod fat.
Shin.
Shin.
Tallow.
Bones.
Rib roast.
Rib roast.

25.
26.
27.
23.
29.
30.
31.
32.
33.
34.
35.
36.

Blade roast.
Bones.
Chuck roast.
Rolled roast.
Boned neck.
Bones.
Tallow.
Trimmed brisket.
Trimmed brisket.
Sticken.
Navel.
Butcher's mark.

37.
38.
39.
40.
41.
42.
43.
44.
45.
46.

Flat rib.
Thick plate.
Thick plate.
Shin.
Shin.
Lean trimmings.
Brisket tallow.
Brisket bones.
Tallow.
Bones.

} Chart copyrighted b y Mr. M. H. Wallace, deceased, but published by permission o f Mr. Edwin Tetlow,

ofthe Butchers, Grocers, m X M arketings Association o f Rhode Island.




18




RETAIL PRICES, 1890 TO 1928

METHOD OF CUTTING B E E F IN CHICAGO, IXA £
1. Shank.
2. Bound.
3. Bump.
4. Sirloin.
5. Pin bone.
6. Porterhouse.
7,8,9. Prime ribs.
1

10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
16.

Short ribs.
Flank.
Plate.
Brisket.
Chuck.
Shoulder clod.
Neck.

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DESCRIPTION OF FOOD ARTICLES

> »«• (*

Neck.
Chuck.

Prime rib.
Seven steak..
BottjngmMft.

7. Porterhouse*
8. Sirloin.

9. Rump.
10. Rou

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RETAIL PRICES, 1890 TO 1928

\ feck*
A
GENERAL METHOD OF C U M IN G BEEP

R
ound:

B O R ) QUARTER

Rnmiw
1. Rump.
Round—rump and «Tia«v off—
2. Round steak, first cut.
3,13. Round steaks.
14. Round steak, last cut.
15. Knuckle soup bone.
16. Pot roast.

TTfqfl fthftnTf,

Iioin:
1. Butt-end sirloin steak.
2. Wedge-bone sirloin steak.
8,4. Round-bone sirloin steak.

Loin—Concluded.
Rib—Concluded.
5,6. Double-bone sirloin steak.
3. Seventh and eighth rib roast;
7. Hip-bone sirloin steak.
4. Sixth rib roast.
8. Hip-bone porterhouse stes&. Chuck:
9-15. Regular porterhouse steak. 1. Fifth rib roast.
16-18. Club steaks.
2-9. Chuck steaks.
Plank:
10-13. Pot roasts.
1. Flank steak.
14. Clod.
2. Stew.
15. Neck.
Plate:
VOBB QUABTEB
1. Brisket*
Rib:
2. Navel.
1. Eleventh and twelfth rib 3,4. Rib ends;
roast.
Pore shank.
2. Ninth and tenth rib roast.

Chart reprinted ttam U. S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Bulletin No. 228, p. 35.




DESCRIPTION OF FOOD ARTICLES

21

there is considerable demand, as it is cheaper than sirloin, porter­
house, or round.
The plate includes the fore-quarter flank or navel and the brisket.
The flank or navel extends from about the eighth rib to the hindquarter flank, and the brisket extends from about the eighth to the
first rib and includes all the breastbone. The prices quoted for plateboiling beef are for the best cut of plate, which is from near the navel
and extends to the point where the plate is separated from the rib
and the chuck.
In many cities no bone or fat is trimmed from sirloin, porterhouse,
or round steak before weighing, while in others the trimming varies
from cutting off a very small portion to cutting off approximately all
bone and fat before the steaks are weighed. Steaks are usually
trimmed more before weighing in cities in the North Atlantic States
than elsewhere. In almost all cities rib roast is trimmed after
weighing by cutting off part of the backbone and by ribbing, or cut­
ting out ribs. Markets in cities where steaks and roasts are trimmed
after weighing sell bone and fat twice, first to purchasers of steak
and roast, and second to buyers of scraps, bone, and suet.
PORK CHOPS

The quotations are for loin chops and not<for rib chops or for chops
from the thick end of a “loin of pork.”
BACON

Prices are reported by each dealer for the best grade of smoked
bacon that he sells in any considerable quantity to families of wage
earners. No fancy bacon, ready sliced, in glass jars is quoted.
The prices quoted are for sliced bacon when sold.
HAM

Prices are reported by each dealer for the best grade of smoked
ham that he sells in any considerable quantity to families of wage
earners.
The prices quoted for individual cities are in all cases for sliced ham.
Some of the firms that sell sliced ham cut only four or five slices
from the middle of the ham and sell the ends without slicing. On
the other hand, sonie dealers slice practically all the ham, and in
such cases the prices quoted are for the best slices from the middle
of the ham. Prices for whole ham wherever reported have been in­
cluded in the average price of ham for the United States.
LEG OF LAMB, YEARLING

The prices quoted in this bulletin are for the article generally
known to the trade as “ yearling.” The age of the sheep (“ yearling” )
varies from approximately 9 to 18 months.




22

RETAIL PRICES, 1890 TO 1928
HENS

Prices are quoted for “ hens” at least a year old, such as are usually
sold for roasting or stewing, and in some cities for stewing only. In
some localities the term used for these hens is either “ fowls,” or
“ stewing” or “ fricassee” chickens.
The quotations are in most cases for “ dressed” hens, although a
few dealers reported prices for “ live” hens. Dressed hens are de­
scribed as “ drawn” or “ not drawn.” Most of the quotations are
given for hens “ not drawn.”
CANNED SALMON

Red salmon in 1-pound tall cans is quoted.
can is usually 16 ounces.

The net weight of the

M ILE

All quotations are by the quart and are for milk regularly delivered
to customers.
In connection with each quotation is a statement that the milk is
sold bottled, and also a statement indicating whether the milk is
“ raw” or “ Pasteurized.”
All quotations are from dairies, either the original producer or a
milk dealer, and none are from grocers.
The method of sale is in some cases by the quart, a bill being
rendered monthly for the quantity actually served. Sometimes a
slight reduction is made for cash payment when the bill is rendered.
In other cases a certain number of tickets, each exchangeable for 1
quart of milk, is sold for $1, usually with a slight gain to the consumer.
EVAPORATED MILK

The prices given for evaporated milk are for the unsweetened, in
the 16-ounce can.
BUTTER

The quotations for butter represent the grade of butter known on
the market as “ creamery extra.”
Creamery extra is sold in two ways—in bulk, otherwise known as
“ tub” butter, or in bricks, termed “ print” butter.
The demands for print or for tub butter seem to rest on local
preferences. In some cities the price is the same for both; in others,
the price of print butter is slightly higher than that of tub butter.
In some of the Pacific coast cities butter is occasionally sold in
2-pound prints, locally known as “ squares,” but all such quotations
have been reduced to the 1-pound basis.
OLEOMARGARINE

In many cities there is as much oleomargarine as butter used,
while in the West scarcely any butter substitutes are sold. Under
the term “ oleomargarine,” as used in this bulletin, are included all
butter substitutes whether made from animal fat or vegetable oils.
Prices are given by the pound.




DESCRIPTION OF FOOD ARTICLES

23

CHEESE

The quotations for cheese represent the kind known as ecwhole
milk.” The cheese quoted is principally New York or Wisconsin,
but in the western division some quotations have been furnished on
local cheese, such as Oregon, California, and Utah.
LARD

All quotations are for “ pure” lard, with the exception of a few for
“ pure leaf.” No “ compound” lard is quoted. The great majority
of quotations are for “ tub” lard (lard sold in bulk). Some quota­
tions, however, are for lard in pails, with a few quotations on “ bricks,”
which are usually 1 pound in weight. Tub lard is quoted by the
pound. Where lard is sold by the pail, the price is quoted per pail,
the net weight being given in each case, and the price quoted has
been reduced to the pound basis.
VEGETABLE LARD SUBSTITUTE

The majority of the prices quoted are for Crisco. Prices for
Snowdrift and other vegetable lard substitutes, however, are obtained
from some of the cities and are included in the average price.
EGGS

Prices of eggs are reported from grocery stores, with the exception
of a few instances in which quotations have been secured from dairy
firms. The prices quoted are for “ strictly fresh” eggs of the highest
grade handled by the firm on the date of each quotation, excluding
fancy eggs or eggs selected for size and color. Many of the firms
represented in this study carry both fresh and storage eggs when
both are on the market. The trade terms used to describe the eggs
for which quotations are given vary with the locality.
Prices are given for storage eggs in January, February, November,
and December only of each year up to 1919, after which time prices
are also given for October. These months represent the season
when practically all the storage eggs are sold.
BREAD

Prices for bread are based on 18 ounces of dough, this being the
average scaling weight of a baked loaf weighing a pound. The
loaves in each city often vary considerably in size. A pound price
for each loaf has been computed and the average price for the city
determined therefrom. For years prior to 1918 prices for bread are
given on 16 ounces scaling weight. In order that comparison may
be made with prices of subsequent dates, these prices have been
converted to 18 ounces scaling weight. The relative figures for
bread have been based on the prices of a pound baked weight.
Prices of fancy, special, graham, rye, and restaurant bread have
been excluded.
FLOUR

Flour is quoted by the eighth-barrel bag in the majority of the
cities. In the western cities, however, many of the quotations are for
the fourth-barrel, while in certain southern cities—Jacksonville,
Charleston, New Orleans, Norfolk, and Richmond—a majority of
the sales are for quantities less than the eighth-barrel. There are,
in a few of the cities, some quotations by the pound. On whatever




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RETAIL PRICES, 1890 TO 1928

quantity the quotations have been given, all prices have been
reduced to the pound basis. During the year 1918 prices for standard
war flour were included.9
CORN MEAL

The com meal for which prices are given is usually in bulk. How­
ever, some quotations are on meal in cartons or packages. The price
of com meal is quoted in this report on a 1-pound basis. These
figures have been derived from the price charged by the dealer for the
quantity of corn meal most in demand among "his customers and
represent a great variety of units of sale. In the New England
and other northern cities the amounts sold are usually small. In
most southern and western cities sales of 10 pounds or more pre­
dominate.
ROLLED OATS

Prices are quoted for standard brands both in bulk and in the
package. When quoted for bulk the price is usually given by the
pound. Prices are most frequently quoted for the 20-ounce package,
although some sales are for the 3-pound-7-ounce package. Prices
by the package have been reduced to the pound basis.
CORN FLAKES

Prices are quoted for standard brands in the 8-ounce package and
are published for this quantity.
WHEAT CEREAL

Prices are published for a 28-ounce package. Although most of
the prices are for Cream of Wheat, the price of Wheatena, Farina,
Vitos, and other wheat cereals when quoted are included in the
average.
MACARONI

Macaroni is sold in several different sized packages, ranging from
7 to 16 ounces, but on whatever size of package the quotation has
been given the price has been reduced to the pound basis by using
the net weight of the package as reported by dealers.
RICE

Practically all the quotations are for domestic rice grown princi­
pally in Louisiana and Texas. Prices are for the full grain only and
are given for loose rice or for rice in pound packages where the pack­
age rice constitutes the bulk of the sales.
BEANS

All quotations for beans are for the article commonly known as
“ navy” or “ pea” beans. The prices quoted are by the pound.
Prices, when given on the quart basis, have been reduced to the
pound.
POTATOES

All quotations for potatoes are for the article known in many
localities as “ Irish” potatoes, which signifies the “ white” potato in
contradistinction to the “ sweet.”
» On Dec. 25, 1917, the miller’s regulation of the Food Administration, requiring that flour should be
95 per cent standard war flour, became effective. This meant that in the milling process 5 per cent of
the low grades could be extracted. On Feb. 28, 1918, a regulation became effective that no extraction
should be made, and that flour must be marketed as 100 per cent wheat flour. This regulation was re­
moved Dec. 17,1918.




DESCRIPTION OF FOOD ARTICLES

25

New potatoes have been quoted by the dealer only when they form
the bulk of his sales. The peck, or fractional part of a peck, is the
unit of sale for many cities, although in many eastern cities potatoes
are sold by the pound. In the West potatoes are usually sold by
the 100-pound lot, but during the summer there is a demand for
smaller quantities. All prices, however, have been reduced to the
pound basis.
ONIONS

The quotations on onions are for the variety in common use. In
most localities the yellow onion predominates, but in some cities the
red onion forms the bulk of sales. New onions from the South, or
other varieties, have been quoted when they replace the yellow or
red onions.
Although the unit of sale varies with different firms, more onions
are sold by the pound than by the quart or the one-fourth peck.
When new onions come into the market, the unit of sale frequently
changes from the quart or the one-fourth peck to the pound basis.
CABBAGE

Prices are quoted by the pound. This method of sale is rapidly
replacing the sale by the head. Cabbage varies in quality and con­
dition, but there are no designated grades. The new crop in the
spring and summer comes in at a much higher price than the old
cabbage, but no higher proportionately than onions or potatoes.
PORK AND BEANS

Prices are quoted on standard brands and for the No. 2 size can
(1 pound 4 ounces).
CANNED COfeN

According to quality, com is graded into fancy, standard, and sub­
standard. Standard grade constitutes the bulk of the corn canned,
and it is fairly uniform in quality and price. The prices quoted are
for the standard grade in the No. 2 can (1 pound 4 ounces).
CANNED PEAS

According to size, color, and maturity, peas are graded into fancy,
standard, and substandard. Prices as given in this bulletin are for
recognized brands of the standard grade and are for the No. 2 size
can (1 pound 4 ounces).
CANNED TOMATOES

Tomatoes are graded into fancy and standard. The standard in
the No. 2 size can is sold in nearly all cities, while in the West the
No. 2 can is sold almost exclusively. In the West fruit is packed
}/2
in the No.
size can. This accounts for this same size being used
for tomatoes. When the production of tomatoes in the East is small,
these No. 2J^ cans from the West come upon the eastern markets.
Prices are given in most cities for the No. 2 can. However, in those
cities where the No. 2}^ can is most generally sold, the average has
been computed for this size. In the averages for the United States,
however, only prices for the No. 2 can have been included.




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RETAIL PRICES, 1890 TO 192C
SUGAR

Prices are for granulated sugar. Until 1917, in a number of cities,
the 25-cent, 50-cent, and $1 lots represented the unit of sale, but
since the latter part of 1917 practically all quotations have been
given on the pound basis.
TEA

The tea for which prices are given is either loose or in packages.
Prices of package tea are given where the loose tea has comparatively
little sale. Most of the sales are for package tea. Many quotations
are for mixed or blended tea.
Most quotations are on the pound basis. In the package tea,
however, many quotations are for a smaller quantity, from which
pound prices have been computed.
COFFEE

The coffee for which prices are given is pure roasted coffee, either
in bulk or in packages. Prices of package coffee are quoted only
where loose coffee has a relatively small sale.
PRUNES

The prunes for which prices are given are mostly California prunes,
although in the western division quotations are also given on Oregon
or Italian prunes. Nearly all quotations are on the loose prunes, but
occasionally prices are given per package, in which case they are re­
duced to the pound.
Quotations are given on the size of primes having the heaviest
sales in the stores reporting prices.
RAISINS

The raisins for which the most of the prices are given are the seeded
raisins in packages. In some cases prices of seedless raisins have
been given. The net weight of these packages varies from 15 to 16
ounces in the “ pound” package, and from 10 to 12 ounces in the
smaller package. The majority of the quotations are given on the
pound package. The prices of the smaller packages have been con­
verted to the pound basis.
BANANAS

Prices are quoted in most cities by the dozen. In many cities,
however, bananas are sold by weight and the prices are quoted by
the pound. For these cities, the average has been made on the
pound basis, but in the average for the United States only prices by
the dozen have been included. The prices are quoted on the best
bananas in the bunch.
ORANGES

Quotations are given on the size which constitutes the bulk of the
sales and are given each month on the same size, as nearly as it is
possible for the retailer to furnish the information. Both Florida
and California oranges are included. Prices are quoted by the dozen.




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27

EXPLANATION OF DETAILED TABLES
T a b l e 8.—Index numbers showing changes in the retail cost of
food in specified cities by years, 1913 to 1928, and by months, 1927
and 1928 (pp. 30 and 31).
The trend in the retail cost of food from 1913 to 1928 is shown for
each of 39 cities by means of the index numbers in this table. Infor­
mation for 12 other cities included in the present bulletin is not given
in this table because prices were first secured from those cities in
years later than 1913. These index numbers were constructed by
the same method as that employed for the United States, and the
base may be shifted from the year 1913 here used to any desired
year or month by dividing all index numbers here published by the
index number for that year or month. Charts 5 and 6 (pp. 28 and
29) show how closely the percentage changes in the retail cost of
food in different sections of the country have followed the same
general trend.
T a b l e 9.—Average and relative retail prices of specified food
articles, 1913 to December, 1928 (pp. 32 to 49).
This table gives the United States as a whole both average and
relative prices for each of 23 food articles, by years from 1913 to
1928 and by months from 1919 to 1928. For storage eggs, also
included in the table, prices are secured for only a few months of the
year. The relative prices here shown have been obtained by dividing
the average prices for the various years and months by the average
price for 1913 in the case of each article. Bread prices are for a
baked loaf weighing a pound, equivalent to 18 ounces of dough.
T a b l e 10.—Average retail prices of five food articles, 1915 to
December, 1928 (pp. 50 and 51).
Average retail prices for the United States of five important food
articles for which information was not obtained until 1915 are shown
in this table.
T a b l e 11.—Average retail prices of 14 food articles, 1919 to
December, 1928 (pp. 52 and 53).
In this table are given average retail prices for the United States
of 14 food articles for which information was not obtained until 1919.
T a b l e 12.—Average retail prices of specified food articles in each
of 51 cities, 1913, 1927, and 1928, and each month of 1927 and 1928
(pp. 54 to 155).
For each city the average money price of each article in each
month has been computed by adding all prices reported for the
article and dividing the sum by the total number of firms reporting.
The yearly average price of each article has been obtained by averag­
ing the monthly averages.
T a b l e 13.—Relative retail prices of 23 food articles in each of
39 cities, 1927 and 1928, by months (pp. 156 to 194).
For each city the relative price of each article in each year or month
has been obtained by dividing the average money price by the average
money price in 1913. The index numbers of 43 weighted articles
combined, shown for the purpose of comparison at the bottom of the
table, have been constructed as explained on page 12 of this bulletin.
Index numbers could be computed only for the cities from which
prices were secured in 1913.




C hart 5

TREND
O FO
P OD
PRICES, 1919 T
O
1928

1919




1920

1921

1924

1923

1924

1925

1926

1927

1928

S
---------62—o8f8f*

C hart 6

TREND
O FO
P OD
PRICES, 1919 T
O
1928

1919




1920

1921

1922

1923

1924

I9Z5

1926

192.7

1928
to
o

TABLE 8.—IN D E X N U M BERS SHOW ING CHANGES IN THE R E TA IL COST OF FOOD l IN SPECIFIED CITIES B Y YEARS, 1913 TO 1928, AND BY MONTHS,

1927 AND 1928

Year and month

At­
lanta,
Ga.

1913: Average for year..
1914: Average for year..
1915: Average for year..
1916: Average for year..
1917: Average for year. _
1918: Average for year..
1919: Average for year..
1920: Average for year. _
1921: Average for year..
1922: Average for year..
1923: Average for year..
1924: Average for year..
1925: Average for year..
1926: Average for year..
1927: Average for year. _
January............ ......
February_________
March
April
M ay........................
June
July.........................
August....................
Septem ber............
October
November
December...............
1928: Average for year..
January...................
February.................
March
April
M ay........................
June
July.........................
August....................
Septem ber............
October
November
December...............

100.0
101.8
98.6
108.5
142.9
169.3
187.4
202.4
150.6
141.0
143.4
144.0
158.4
165.3
159.9
163.9
158.9
157.5
158.1
157.9
164.5
158.4
157.0
159.1
161.8
160.8
160.0
158.2
158.5
154.8
153.6
156.6
158.9
156.5
155.5
157.6
159.7
161.0
162.3
162.6




Bir­
Balti­ ming­ Bos­ Buf­ Charles­ Chiton,
falo,
more, ham, ton,
N .Y . S. C. “ u?’
M d.
Ala. Mass.
100.0
102.0
100.9
112.8
152.0
184.1
197.4
207.3
156.3
145.6
152.0
151.8
164.4
167.6
161.1
166.8
161.9
159.0
158.7
162.2
162.3
156.5
157.3
159. 2
163. 5
163.3
162.3
159.2
160. 7
158.0
155.0
156.3
160.2
158.4
158.4
160.6
164.9
160.8
159.5
157.3

100.0 100.0
106.5 101.8
104.5 100.8
116.3 111.5
152.2 142.4
172.6 164.0
194.8 180.8
209.1 203.2
157.9 157.4
143.4 144.6
148.9 151.3
150.0 149.0
165.0 158.5
168.1 161.7
161.0 157.3
166.7 160.2
162.6 157.4
160.2 154.1
160.0 154.1
159.6 156.2
159.7 157.4
159.8 153.8
158.7 153.7
159.4 157.5
161.4 160.3
161.9 160.7
162.7 161.6
159.2 158.2
160.9 157.7
156.4 155.3
154. 7 155.0
155.2 153.0
159.8 153.8
157.2 151.6
157.9 154.1
159. 6 156.2
161.6 161.2
162.1 159. 2
161.1 160.4
161.3 157.3

100.0
101.0
101.1.
114.8
154.4
177.0
191.9
209.5
155.6
147.1
151.0
148.8
16*. 6
166.4
159.5
165.7
160.8
156.5
156.0
159.6
162.0
154.6
154.6
157.2
160.2
161.8
161.1
158.8
158.9
156.2
156.8
156.7
156.8
156.7
154.9
157.8
162.4
162.3
162.7
160.0

100.0 100.0
102.8 102.4
99.8 102.5
108.3 113.8
144.8 147.7
176.5 166.3
195.6 185.7
207.4 207.3
159.2 155.0
145.7 144.5
148.1 152.0
149.0 154.5
159.3 166.4
163.9 171.1
156.9 166.4
163.5 171.5
159.7 167.9
156.9 164.5
156.6 162.8
154.9 166.6
155.1 172.6
155.5 164.7
154.1 163.8
155.8 164.8
156.0 166.1
156.6 165.8
155.9 166.6
155.7 165.1
155.3 165.5
152.8 162.0
152.9 160.9
155.6 162.0
156.6 164.7
153.3 163.5
153.0 164.6
153.7 166.8
158.1 170.2
159. 2 167.4
158.4 167.4
158.0 166.6

Jack­ Kansas Little Los An­ Louis­ Man­
Cin­ Cleve­
Fall Indian­
Den­
cin­ land, Dallas, ver, Detroit, River, apolis, son­
Rock, geles, ville, ches­
ter,
ville,
nati, Ohio Tex. Colo. Mich. Mass. Ind.
Ky. N .H .
Ark. Calif.
Mo.
Fla.
Ohio
100.0
101.4
98.6
112.2
148.5
166.5
184.8
203.3
153.6
140.3
143.5
142.4
156.8
162.6
157.0
160.3
156.2
154.8
154.9
156.5
164.1
155.5
154.4
155.1
158.0
157.6
156.3
157.5
157.7
152.3
152.6
153.6
158.9
157. 2
157.3
158.6
162.3
160.6
160.8
158.6

100.0
102.3
100.3
113.9
150.0
166.7
186.6
207.7
150.0
136.7
145.4
144.6
156.2
161.7
155.2
159.5
156.1
152.9
152.2
157.0
160.4
152.4
151.2
154.3
155.5
154.6
154.8
153.5
152.7
149.5
150.8
152.2
155.8
154.3
153.5
155.4
157.5
154.2
153.7
152.1

100.0
102.7
101.7
111.3
144.7
164.5
184.1
197.0
150.6
141.3
142.7
146.2
156.1
155.6
153.6
155.4
152.6
151.5
151.7
150.7
151.6
152.9
152.5
153.6
155.2
156.2
158.2
155.1
156.9
151.3
151.5
151.8
153.8
152.7
152.1
154.3
157.4
157.9
159.9
160.3

100.0
100.7
102.6
111.7
144.1
166.9
184.0
194.9
141.5
129.1
135.1
134.0
142.8
144.4
140.2
144.0
139.3
138.5
138.8
141.0
147.9
139.8
136.0
136.3
138.8
140.0
141.7
139.5
140.7
134.6
135.5
137.2
138.8
139.1
140.3
139.1
140.7
141.6
142.8
142.6

100.0
103.1
100.9
114.3
152.3
173.3
193.5
215.2
155.1
144.7
152.2
150.9
164.6
169.3
163.3
166.6
162.9
160.2
160.3
164.8
170.3
161.7
160.2
163.1
163.4
162.7
162.4
180.2
161.1
156.3
157.7
158.0
160.0
158.3
160.0
162.7
165.0
162.1
162.2
160.5

100.0
101.8
101.4
112.4
142.4
166.4
182.8
203.9
154.9
143.8
149.7
145.2
153.4
158.4
154.6
157.6
154.2
151.4
149.5
152.6
156.3
151.2
151.9
154.6
157.7
158.5
159.7
154.1
155.9
152.6
151.1
151.1
151.8
148.8
150.6
154.4
157.6
158.8
157.6
156.6

100.0
102.0
100.0
113.8
149.3
163.3
183.8
202.3
147.0
135.0
142.1
141.2
151.1
157.0
150.8
154.8
149.9
147.4
147.4
152.4
158.5
150.1
147.8
148.9
151.9
151.4
150.9
150.9
150.0
144.9
147.2
148.9
152.1
150.4
151.7
152.4
155.1
151.5
152.6
152.7

100.0
101.2
100.2
108.3
138.3
162.6
179.6
191.7
147.8
136.5
138.7
140.3
152.8
161.3
149.6
155.6
152.7
149.2
148.6
147.7
150.6
148.3
148.2
149.7
149.5
148.3
146.8
144.7
146.0
140.6
141.0
141.2
141.3
141.7
144.5
146.2
150.4
149.1
148.0
145.4

100.0'
102.5
102.5
114.4
149.9
167.8
186.9
206.1
152.6
137.2
140.7
141.3
155.1
157.9
150.2
155.4
152.6
149.9
149.7
151.4
156.2
145.4
144.0
146.5
150.9
149.5
148.8
150.0
149.9
146.6
149.1
149.8
151.9
151.1
147.9
148.2
152.4
150.5
151.6
150.1

100.0
101.7
100.9
110.2
144.1
166.5
182.3
195.4
145.8
135.1
139.2
137.5
149.3
152.8
147.6
153.3
149.0
146.8
146.8
147.5
146.0
145.2
146.3
145.4
148.6
147.0
148.3
147.2
148.4
143.4
144.5
146.7
148.4
146.0
144.1
145.7
148.6
148.8
149.8
150.9

100.0
101.2
95.3
102.0
125.0
148.7
163.8
183.5
142.6
135.3
139.9
140.9
148.5
146.4
142.9
146.8
143.1
142.3
141.0
140.5
143.4
139.7
140.5
142.9
144.2
145.5
143.4
142.8
141.8
137.6
139.2
139.7
139.7
137.8
139.9
142.4
148.2
149.7
149.0
147.8

100.0
100.2
98.2
110.1
150.1
171.3
188.4
196.7
141.3
131.4
135.6
137.9
153.8
156.6
151.6
154.9
151.1
149.4
150.2
151.6
157.0
147.3
146.6
149.7
152.9
152.9
153.0
153.5
153.5
150.2
149.3
150.8
156.4
153.9
152.8
151.7
156.0
155.5
155.1
156.4

100.0
102.5
102.0
112.9
145.3
170.4
184.7
206.2
156.3
141.5
148.9
145.1
152.3
156.9
153.2
155.8
153.6
150.1
150.0
152.3
153.6
151.2
151.7
154.1
154.6
155.9
153.8
153.8
151.9
151.0
151.1
150.7
152.5
150.0
154.0
155.9
158.7
156.1
155.7
155.3

Year and month

Mil­
Mem­ wau­
phis, kee,
Tenn. Wis.

Minne­ New­
ark,
apolis,
Minn. N. J.

Salt
St.
New Omaha, Phila­ Pitts­ Port­ Provi­ Rich­
New
New
Lake
del­
Haven, Orleans, York, Nebr. phia, burgh, land, dence, mond, Louis, City,
Mo.
Va.
Oreg. R. I.
Pa.
La.
N. Y.
Conn.
Utah
Pa.

San
Fran­
cisco,
Calif.

Scran­ Seattle, Wash­
ton,
Wash. ington,
D. C.
Pa.

100.0
102.9
101.4
115.1
153.6
168.9
191.5
209.1
153.2
141.8
147.7
149.4
156.5
162.5

100.0
102.6
101.2
113.6
148.1
163.8
188.4
207.7
149.2
139.9
143.8
143.0
154.3
158.6

100.0
101.7
101.7
110.5
143.0
167.2
179.9
195.3
149.4
139.4
145.7
143.5
150.7
153.6

100.0
102.0
101.3
115.1
146.2
171.0
183.1
201.4
152.4
140.9
149.3
145.9
155.3
160.9

100.0
102.0
102.2
112.3
148.1
168.4
188.0
200.3
152.2
141.9
143.3
144.0
155.7
156.4

100.0
101.4
100.9
111.8
146.4
167.1
186.0
203.8
157.1
146.9
153.0
150.2
160.2
163.9

100.0
103.7
102.3
114.7
149.9
168.5
190.9
209.8
150.7
139.2
141.7
142.4
155.1
158.5

100.0
102.0
101.1
113.0
146.3
171.5
186.4
201.0
151.9
143.2
149.4
146.7
159.3
163.9

100.0
102.5
100.2
111.8
148.0
170.4
186.4
202.3
153.4
139.3
149.2
147.9
158.3
162.4

100.0
100.0
97.6
103.9
131.9
157.4
173.0
187.0
137.5
130.4
132.9
134.2
141.7
140.3

100.0
103.0
101.3
113.9
147.8
172.8
188.7
208.8
161.3
146.5
152.8
149.4
157.8
161.7

100.0
102.6
103.4
114.3
151.3
181.4
199.2
213.8
163.7
153.4
155.8
153.2
165.6
170.3

100.0
103.7
101.4
113.8
153.2
173,1
192.3
212.9
153.1
141.0
145.2
146.7
159.6
163.6

100.0
102.4
102.7
111.3
141.1
155.8
171.4
184.8
136.3
122.5
127.1
127.0
139.7
135.3

100.0
101.1
101.3
105.5
129.7
156.0
170.6
189.1
147.2
138.6
142.3
143.6
155.3
153.4

100.0
100.9
99.7
112.4
146.5
169.7
187.4
208.5
161.7
148.1
152.9
148.5
161.5
165.4

100.0
100.2
99.1
105.1
134.9
162.1
178.8
189.8
140.0
135.7
138.3
139.0
149.6
147.4

100.0
101.9
100.9
111.7
148.9
179.3
195.9
207.6
161.9
149.9
154.4
152.4
164.6
169.4

1927: Average for year. _ _
January____________
February__________
March
____ ____
April................... ......
M ay...........................
June_____________ _
July............................
August.......................
September.................
October__________ _
November_________
December..................

145.9
149.3
145.1
142.7
143.9
145.9
147.9
144.0
146.6
146.2
146.9
146.1
146.7

156.9
161.4
156.9
152.7
152.7
156.6
161.6
155.1
154.6
156.4
158.0
158.1
158.6

152.5
155.6
153.0
150.2
151.5
154.4
159.4
153.4
147.0
147.2
151.5
151.2
153.3

149.9
152.4
150.0
147.4
147.9
150.6
150.4
146.0
144.6
150.4
153.8
154.4
152.7

156.7
161.1
156.8
154.7
152.7
155.1
158.9
154.1
152.7
155.2
158.6
159.6
159.6

153.6
157.1
154.7
154.7
153.4
151.1
154.7
152.7
152.3
153.5
154.0
152.4
153.0

160.3
161.5
159.1
157.1
157.9
158.9
160.7
155.5
155.5
160.2
165.4
166.1
164.4

150.8
155.9
155.4
152.0
150.6
153.5
159.7
148.2
146.0
147.1
148.3
147.4
148.4

159.6
164.9
160.1
157.2
157.5
161.4
160.7
156.2
154.1
157.7
161.5
161.7
163.0

158.1
163.7
160.1
157.0
155.4
157.3
161.3
154.8
152.9
156.0
160.0
158.4
160.0

139.0
139.4
139.3
136.5
137.0
138.7
140.6
139.5
136.8
139.5
141.1
141.2
139.0

156.4
158.4
155.4
153.2
153.9
155.8
157.8
153.1
154.8
157.5
159.8
160.3
156.9

162.5
167.2
163.5
160.3
161.6
163.2
165.4
158.1
158.5
161.1
163.0
163.7
162.7

158.8
162.7
159.3
157.4
157.2
160.0
164.0
156.6
155.7
157.5
159.1
158.4
158.2

133.7
134.8
132.2
132.1
132.4
136.1
142.1
133.2
131.2
131.8
134.0
134.6
133.7

151.0
153.4
151.0
150.0
148.7
148.7
151.7
149.2
148.5
150.2
153.5
153.6
152.5

161.5
165.9
163.0
158.9
158.7
160.5
164.0
157.7
156.5
158.7
162.0
163.5
165.3

144.7
146.7
144.8
143.2
143.1
147.0
148.7
146.2
142.9
143.2
144.1
144.1
143.5

162.5
168.4
161.9
159.9
160.0
162.7
160.7
157.9
158.7
163.8
165.5
163.7
163.7

1928: Average for year.
January.....................
February _________
March
_ _
A pril.-.......................
M ay...........................
June
____
July................... ........
August..................—September.................
October
....
November
___
December..................

147.8
146.1
142.2
143.8
145.5
147.6
146.3
147.5
148.5
151.2
151.6
151.6
151.5

155.6
155.1
152.3
153.0
153.7
156.0
154.8
155.3
156.5
159.9
157.2
157.3
156.2

153.3
152.4
150.3
152.5
153.9
156.1
155.6
152.3
151.8
153.6
153.0
153.8
154.3

150.0
151.2
148.9
147.8
147.8
149.3
147.2
148.1
149.4
153.4
152.8
153.1
151.0

156.7
156.6
155.4
153.5
153.2
154.8
153.9
154.4
156.4
160.6
160.8
160.9
160.7

153.0
154.5
149.5
149.7
151.5
152.5
150.2
151.9
153.7
155.9
155.9
155.7
155.8

157.9
161.1
157.6
155.1
156.3
157.6
154.0
154.1
156.9
160.5
160.6
161.5
159.7

146.7
146.8
143.5
142.5
144.3
146.4
146.1
146.7
147.3
150.5
149.5
149.0
148.9

158.4
161.2
157.3
156.4
156.8
160.3
158.2
156.9
158.1
160.9
159.6
158.9
158.5

156.3
158.0
153.4
153.4
151.6
153.5
151.8
151.9
156.7
160.2
160.6
160.7
161.2

140.4
142.0
138.0
136.8
136.9
136.6
138.1
139.7
139.4
143.9
144.4
144.7
143.3

156.5
155.3
154.2
154.7
154.5
153.6
151.8
154.0
156.9
160.5
161.2
161.1
157.6

161.2
161.7
160.1
157.3
158.7
161.2
161.2
159.0
160.3
164.4
164.0
163.6
162.4

156.5
157.3
154.2
154.1
155.0
156.6
156.4
155.6
155.8
158.4
157.3
158.5
158.4

132.2
131.8
129.3
127.7
128.0
129.9
132.0
131.7
132.3
135.4
136.2
136.2
136.0

150.6
151.0
147.5
148.0
147.9
147.5
147.7
148.4
149.1
154.3
155.5
155.8
154.5

162.5
163.5
161.0
159.5
159.5
162.2
161.2
160.5
163.1
165.8
164.9
164.9
164.2

144.9
144.6
142.1
142.1
141.9
142.3
142.4
143.2
145.3
150.5
149.2
149.0
146.5

163.5
162.9
159.4
158.2
160.1
162.6
161.3
162.2
166.2
169.9
168.6
166.9
164.1

i For years 1913 to 1920, 22 articles are included; from 1921 to 1927, 43 articles.




T 1928
O

100.0
102.0
99.9
111.0
146.7
171.5
193.8
204.3
146.0
134.2
137.9
137.4
150.0
152.4

CHANGES I C S O FOOD, 1913
N OT F

Average for year_
_
Average for year_
_
Average for year_
_
Average for year_
_
Average for year_
_
Average for year_
_
Average for year_
_
Average for year_
_
Average for year. _ _
Average for year_
_
Average for year_
_
Average for year_
_
Average for year—
Average for year—

1913:
1914:
1915:
1916:
1917:
1918:
1919:
1920:
1921:
1922:
1923:
1924:
1925:
1926:

32

RE TAIL PRICES, 1890 TO 1928
T a b l e 9. -A V E R A G E A N D RELA TIV E R E TA IL PRICES OP

UNITED STATES

Sirloin
steak
(pound)
Year and month

Round
steak
(pound)

Rib roast
(pound)

Chuck roast
(pound)

Plate beef
(pound)

Pork chops
(pound)

Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Rela­
age
age
tive
tive
age
age
age
tive
tive
age
tive
tive
price price price price price price price price price price price price
1913: Av. for year.___
1914: A t . for year____
1915: Av. for year.......
1918: Av. for year.......
1917: Av. for year.......
1918: Av. for year____
1919: Av. for year.......
January________
February............
March_________
April__________
M ay...... .............
June___________
July....................
August......... ......
September..........
October...............
November...........
December...........
1920: Av. for year ...
January..............
February............
March.................
April...................
M ay....................
June....... .............
July.....................
August................
September_____
October...... ........
November..........
December...........
1921: Av. for year
January..............
February............
March.................
April...................
M ay....................
June....................
July....................
August................
September..........
October..............
November..........
December...........
1922: Av. for year
January........... .
February............
March.................
April...................
M ay...... .............
June...................
July....................
August...............
September..........
October...............
November...........
December...........
1923: Av. for year
January..............
February............
March.................
April...................
M ay...... .............
June.......... .........
July.....................
August................
September..........
October. .............
November..........
December...........




Cents
25.4
25.9
25.7
27.3
31.5
38.9
41.7
41.1
41.2
41.8
43.7
44.4
43.1
43.4
42.1
40.9
39.8
39.3
39.1
43.7
40.5
40.6
40.8
43.2
43.4
46.1
48.6
47.2
46.8
44.5
43.5
39.7
38.8
40.5
38.3
39.1
40.0
40.1
40.0
40.2
40.0
38.9
37.4
35.7
35.3
37.4
35.3
35.2
35.9
36.4
37.7
38.4
39.2
39.0
38.7
38.3
37.3
36.8
39.1
37.2
37.1
37.3
37.9
38.7
40.1
41.0
41.1
41.1
40.1
38.9
38.6

100.0
102.0
101.1
107.5
124.0
153.2
164.2
161.8
162.2
164.6
172.1
174.8
169.7
170.9
165.8
161.0
156.7
154.7
153.9
172.1
159.5
159.8
160.6
170.1
170.9
181.5
191.3
185.8
184.3
175.2
171.3
156.3
152.8
159.5
150.8
153.9
157.5
157.9
157.5
158.3
157.5
153.2
147.2
140.6
139.0
147.2
139.0
138.6
141.3
143.3
148.4
151.2
154.3
153.5
152.4
150.8
146.9
144.9
153.9
146.5
146.1
146.9
149.2
152.4
157.9
161.4
161.8
161.8
157.9
153.2
152.0

Cents
22.3
23.6
23.0
24.5
29.0
36.9
38.9
39.0
38.8
39.4
40.5
41.6
40.4
40.7
39.5
37.9
36.9
36.2
35.9
39.5
37.0
37.2
37.5
39.9
39.9
42.6
45.0
43.6
43.1
41.9
39.6
35.7
34.4
36.3
34.2
34.9
35.6
35.6
35.6
35.8
35.6
34.4
32.9
31.0
30.8
32.3
30.4
30.2
30.8
31.4
32.5
33.5
34.2
34.1
33.6
33.1
32.0
31.5
33.5
31.6
31.5
31.7
32.3
33.0
34.5
35.5
35.5
35.5
34.4
33.1
32.9

Cents
100.0 19.8
105.8 20.4
103.0 20.1
109.7 21.2
129.8 24.9
165.5 30.7
174.4 32.5
174.9 32.6
174.0 32.6
176.7 33.4
181.6 34.6
186.6 35.2
181.2 33.8
182.5 33.5
177.1 32.4
170.0 31.2
165.5 30.6
162.3 30.2
161.0 30.3
177.1 33.2
165.9 31.4
166.8 31.5
168.2 31.9
178.9 33.5
178.9 33.4
191.0 34.8
201.8 35.9
195.5 34.9
193.3 34.5
187.9 33.3
177.6 32.6
160.1 30.1
154.3 29.1
162.8 31.0
153.4 29.3
156.5 30.0
159.6 30.4
159.6 30.2
159.6 29.8
160.5 29.3
159.6 29.1
154.3 28.6
147.5 27.6
139.0 26.8
138.1 26.7
144.8 27.6
136.3 26.7
135.4 26.5
138.1 27.0
140.8 27.3
145.7 27.9
150.2 28.2
153.4 28.5
152.9 28.2
150.7 28.1
148.4 28.0
143.5 27.5
141.3 27.3
150.2 28.4
141.7 27.5
141.3 27.5
142.2 27.6
144.8 27.8
148.0 28.2
154.7 28.8
159.2 29.3
159.2 29.2
159.2 29.4
154.3 28.9
148.4 28.3
147.5 28.3

100.0
103.0
101.4
107.4
125.5
155.1
164.1
164.7
164.7
168.7
174.8
177.8
170.7
169.2
163.6
157.6
154.6
152.5
153.0
167.7
158.6
159.1
161.1
169.2
168.7
175.8
181.3
176.3
174.2
168.2
164.7
152.0
147.0
156.6
148.0
151.5
153.5
152.5
150.5
148.0
147.0
144.4
139.4
135.4
134.9
139.4
134.9
133.8
136.4
137.9
140.9
142.4
143.9
142.4
141.9
141.4
138.9
137.9
143.4
138.9
138.9
139.4
140.4
142.4
145.5
148.0
147.5
148.5
146.0
142.9
142.9

Cents
16.0
16.7
16.1
17.1
20.9
26 6
27.0
28.0
27.9
28.4
29.4
29.7
28.1
27.7
26.6
25.3
24.5
24.2
24.3
26.2
25.3
25.1
25.1
26.6
26.5
27.8
28.5
27.4
27.1
25.9
25.3
23.2
21.2
23.6
22.0
22.5
22.4
22.0
21.6
20.7
20.8
20.5
19.9
19.2
19.2
19.7
19.0
18.9
19.3
19.5
19.8
20.1
20.3
20.0
20.0
19.9
19.6
19.4
20.2
19.6
19.5
19.5
19.7
19.9
20.4
20.8
20.8
21.0
20.8
20.4
20.4

100.0
104.4
100.6
106.9
130.6
166.3
168.8
175.0
174.4
177.5
183.8
185.6
175.6
173.1
166.3
158.1
153.1
151.3
151.9
163.8
158.1
156.9
156.9
166.3
165.6
173.8
178.1
171.3
169.4
161.9
158.1
145.0
132.5
147.5
137.5
140.6
140.0
137.5
135.0
129.4
130.0
128.1
124.4
120.0
120.0
123.1
118.8
118.1
120.6
121.9
123.8
125.6
126.9
125.0
125.0
124.4
122.5
121.3
126.3
122.5
121.9
121.9
123.1
124.4
127.5
130.0
130.0
131.3
130.0
127.5
127.5

Cents
12.1
12.6
12.1
12.8
15.7
20.6
20.2
21.9
21.9
22.1
22.6
22.5
21.0
20.3
19.3
18.2
17.6
17.3
17.3
18.3
18.4
18.4
18.2
19.0
18.8
19.0
19.1
18.5
18.4
17.8
17.7
16.5
14.3
16.9
15.6
15.7
15.4
15.0
14.1
13.2
13.5
13.3
13.2
12.8
12.8
12.8
12.8
12.8
13.0
13.0
13.0
12.9
12.8
12.6
32.6
12.8
12.7
12.7
12.9
12.9
12.8
12.8
12.7
12.7
12.6
12.8
12.7
13.1
13.1
13.0
13,0

Cents
100.0 21.0
104.1 22.0
100.0 20.3
106.0 22.7
129.8 31.9
170.3 39.0
166.9 42.3
181.0 40.6
181.0 37.9
182.6 38.6
186,8 41.4
186.0 43.0
173.6 42.4
167.8 46.2
159.5 46.9
150.4 46.0
145.5 44.3
143.0 42.1
143.0 38.1
151.2 42.3
152.1 37.3
152.1 37.7
150.4 39.1
157.0 43.2
155.4 42.5
157.0 40.8
157.9 43.7
152.9 45.9
152.1 50.0
147.1 49.9
146.3 44.1
136.4 33.0
118.2 34.9
139.7 35.9
128.9 32.7
129.8 35.3
127.3 37.1
124.0 35.1
116.5 34.1
109.1 34.3
111.6 38.0
109.9 37.6
109.1 36.0
105.8 32.0
105.8 30.4
105.8 33.0
105.8 28.9
105.8 29.3
107.4 31.3
107.4 33.0
107.4 34.4
106.6 33.9
105.8 34.4
104.1 35.1
104.1 36.4
105.8 36.6
105.0 33.0
105.0 29.5
106.6 30.4
106.6 29.3
105.8 28.7
105.8 28.3
105.0 28.4
105.0 30.0
104.1 29.9
105.8 31.2
105.0 32.1
108.3 36.7
108.3 34.2
107.4 28.9
107.4 26.5

100.0
104.6
96.4
108.3
151.7
185.7
201.4
193.3
180.5
183.8
197.1
204.8
201.9
220.0
223.3
219.1
211.0
200.5
181.4
201.4
177.6
179.5
186.2
205.7
202.4
194.3
208.1
218.6
238.1
237.6
210.0
157.1
166.2
171.0
155.7
168.1
176.7
167.1
162.4
163.3
181.0
179.1
171.4
152.4
144.8
157.1
137.6
139.5
149.1
157.1
163.8
161.4
163.8
167.1
173.3
174.3
157.1
140.5
144.8
139.5
136.7
134.8
135.2
142.9
142.4
148.6
152.9
174.8
162.9
137.6
126.2

33

DETAILED TABLES
SPECIFIED FOOD A RTICLES, 1913 TO DEC E M B E R , 1928
UNITED STATES
Eggs (dozen)
Bacon (pound) Ham (pound)

Lard (pound)

Lamb, leg of
(pound)

Hens (pound)
Strictly fresh

Aver­ Rela­
tive
age
price price

Aver­
age
price

Rela­
tive
price

Aver­
age
price

Rela­
tive
price

Aver­
age
price

Relar ♦
Aver­
tive
age
price
price

Rela­
tive
price

Aver­
age
price

Rela­
tive
price

Cents
27.0
27.5
26.9
28.7
41.0
52.9
55.4
58.5
55.3
54.9
57.2
56.7
57.2
58.1
57.7
55.6
52.8
51.0
50.3
52.8
50.3
50.3
50.2
51.6
52.6
53.9
54.7
54.9
54.5
54.6
53.0
47.4
42.7
45.7
44.7
41.9
44.4
43.5
42.9
43.2
43.7
43.0
41.2
39.7
38.7
89.8
37.6
37.9
39.0
39.7
39.8
40.4
40.6
40.6
40.4
40.8
40.9
40.3
39.1
39.8
39.4
39.2
39.1
39.1
39.0
39.1
39.2
39.4
39.3
38.5
37.5

Cents
26.9
27.3
26.1
29.4
38.2
47.9
53.4
53.6
51.8
51.4
52,9
54.5
55.2
56.7
56.9
55.2
52.4
50.5
49.9
55.5
50.3
50.7
51.2
53.6
55.5
57.7
59.8
60.0
60.4
59.8
57.1
49.9
48.8
48.4
48.2
48.8
49.3
48.7
48.9
51.0
52.9
51.4
48.3
45.7
44.4
48.8
44.2
46.5
49.8
50.7
51.3
51.9
52.3
50.8
48.4
47.6
46.3
45.4
45.5
45.1
45.0
45.0
45.1
45.3
45.4
46.0
46.3
46.6
46.4
45.5
44.7

100.0
101.7
97.2
109.2
142.2
178.1
198.5
199.3
192.6
191.1
196.7
202.6
205.2
210.8
211.5
205.2
194.8
187.7
185.5
206.3
187.0
188.5
190.3
199.3
206.3
214.5
222.3
223.1
224.5
222.3
212.3
185.5
181.4
179.9
179.2
181.4
183.3
181.0
181.8
189.6
196.7
191.1
179.6
169.9
165.1
181.4
164.3
172.9
185.1
188.5
190.7
192.9
194.4
188.9
179.9
177.0
172.1
168.8
169.1
167.7
167.3
167.3
167.7
168.4
168.8
171.0
172.1
173.2
172.5
169.1
166.2

Cents
15.8
15.6
14.8
17.5
27.6
33.3
36.9
33.4
32.1
33.4
35.3
38.8
40.2
42.0
42.0
38.2
36.1
36.5
34.9
29.5
34.0
32.3
30.4
30.1
29.8
29.3
29.0
27.9
27.9
29.2
28.9
25.6
18.0
22.3
20.7
19.6
18.4
16.7
16.2
16.7
18.1
17.9
17.2
16.6
15.9
17.0
15.4
15.9
17.3
16.9
17.0
17.2
17.2
17.2
17.2
17.5
17.6
17.5
17.7
17.4
17.4
17.4
17.5
17.3
17.2
17.1
17.1
17.9
18.6
18.9
18.9

100.0
98.6
93.5
111.0
174.9
210.8
233.5
211.4
203.2
211.4
223.4
245.6
254.4
265.8
265.8
241.8
228.5
231.0
220.9
186.7
215.2
204.4
192.4
190.5
188.6
185.4
183.5
176.6
176.6
184.8
182.9
162.0
113.9
141.1
131.0
124.1
116.5
105.7
102.5
105.7
114.6
113.3
108.9
105.1
100.6
107.6
97.5
100.6
109.5
107.0
107.6
108.9
108.9
108.9
108.9
110.8
111.4
110.8
112.0
110.1
110.1
110.1
110.8
109.5
108.9
108.2
108.2
113.3
117.7
119.6
119.6

Cents
18.9
19.5
20.4
22.6
28.9
34.9
36.5
36.1
36.4
38.0
39.9
39.6
38.4
38.2
36.4
34.6
33.9
33.4
33.6
39.3
36.4
39.0
39.8
43.0
42.1
41.5
41.1
39.7
39.1
37.9
37.1
35.2
33.7
36.7
34.2
34.4
34.6
34.7
35.0
35.2
34.3
32.8
30.0
30.6
32.3
36.6
33.9
35.4
37.5
38.5
39.2
38.0
37.4
36.0
35.9
35.9
35.8
35.6
36.7
36.3
36.0
36.0
36.2
36.7
38.1
38.5
37.2
37.5
36.5
35.8
35.5

100.0
103.2
107.9
119.6
152.9
184.7
193.1
191.0
192.6
201.1
211.1
209.5
203.2
202.1
192.6
183.1
179.4
176.7
177.8
207.9
192.6
206.4
210.6
227.5
222.8
219.6
217.5
210.1
206.9
200.5
196.3
186.2
178.3
194.2
181.0
182.0
183.1
183.6
185.2
186.2
181.5
173.5
158.7
161.9
170.9
193.7
179.4
187.3
198.4
203.7
207.4
201.1
197.9
190.5
190.0
190.0
189.4
188.4
194.2
192.1
190.5
190.5
191.5
194.2
201.6
203.7
196.8
198.4
193.1
189.4
187.8

Cents
21.3
21.8
20.8
23.6
28.6
37.7
41.1
40.0
39.6
41.1
43.0
43.5
42.6
42.0
41.8
41.4
40.3
39.2
39.1
44.7
42.0
44.7
45.7
47.8
47.1
46.0
45.0
45.0
45.6
43.9
42.9
40.2
39.7
42.7
42.9
43.2
43.1
41.3
38.6
38.8
38.9
38.2
37.2
35.8
35.8
36.0
36.9
36.9
37.8
37.8
37.7
36.9
35.7
34.9
34.9
34.8
33.9
33.6
35.0
34.5
35.5
35.8
36.1
36.2
35.4
34.8
34.5
35.0
34.8
33.7
33.4

100.0
102.2
97.5
110.7
134.5
177.0
193.0
187.8
185.9
193.0
201.9
204.2
200.0
197.2
196.2
194.4
189.2
184.0
183.6
209.9
197.2
209.9
214.6
224.4
221.1
216.0
211.3
211.3
214.1
206.1
201.4
188.7
186.4
200.5
201.4
202.8
202.4
193.9
181.2
182.2
182.6
179.3
174.7
168.1
168.1
169.0
173.2
173.2
177.5
177.5
177.0
173.2
167.6
163.9
163.9
163.4
159.2
157.8
164.3
162.0
166.7
168.1
169.5
170.0
166.2
163.4
162.0
164.3
163.4
158.2
156.8

Cents
34.5
35.3
34.1
37.5
48.1
56.9
62.8
75.2
50.6
48.3
49.3
53.1
53.5
56.6
60.2
63.2
72.0
81.0
90.1
68.1
82.7
68.5
55.6
52.8
52.9
53.6
57.3
63.6
71.1
80.8
86.1
92.4
50.9
79.1
47.9
41.7
34.3
33.4
35.0
42.3
47.6
50.4
58.9
69.5
70.5
44.4
49.9
48.4
31.8
31.7
33.5
34.1
36.0
37.1
44.8
54.3
64.5
66.5
46.5
55.7
46.2
38.5
34.4
35.1
35.4
37.1
41.5
48.6
54.6
66.3
64.9

100.0
102.3
98.7
108.9
139.4
164.9
182.0
218.0
146.7
140.0
142.9
153.9
155.1
164.1
174.5
183.2
208.7
234.8
261.2
197.4
239.7
198.6
161.2
153.0
153.3
155.4
166.1
184.4
206.1
234.2
249.6
267.8
147.5
229.3
138.8
120.9
99.4
96.8
101.5
122.6
138.0
146.1
170.7
201.5
204.4
128.7
144.6
140.3
92.2
91.9
97.1
98.8
104.4
107.5
129.9
157.4
187.0
192.8
134.8
161.5
133.9
111.6
99.7
101.7
102.6
107.5
120.3
140.9
158.3
192.2
188.1

100.0
101.8
99.8
106.5
151.9
195.9
205.2
216.7
204.8
203.3
211.9
210.0
211.9
215.2
213.7
205.9
195.6
188.9
186.3
193.7
186.3
186.3
1-85.9
191.1
194.8
199.6
202.6
203.3
201.9
202.2
196.3
175.6
158.2
169.3
165.6
155.2
164.4
161.1
158.9
160.0
161.9
159.3
152.6
147.0
143.3
147.4
139.3
140.4
144.4
147.0
147.4
149.6
150.4
150.4
149.6
151.1
151.5
149.3
144.8
147.4
145.9
145.2
144.8
144.8
144.4
144.8
145.2
145.9
145.6
142.6
138.9




Storage
Aver­
age
price
Cents

59.9
46.8

59.2
61.8
63.5
62.5
59.4

____
64.2
66.2
69.4
68.7
44.4

44.1
46.4
49.1
39.3
39.1

39.1
39.8
40.8
40.0
42.4

41.7
42.3
41.4

34

R ETAIL PRICES, 1890 TO 1928
T a b l e 9 .— AVERAG E A N D RELA TIV E R E T A IL PRICES OF

UNITED STATES—Continued

Sirloin
steak
(pound)

Round
steak
(pound)

Rib roast
(pound)

Chuck roast
(pound)

Plate beef
(pound)

Pork chops
(pound)

Year and month
Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Rela­
tive
age
age
tive
tive
tive
age
tive
age
tive
age
age
price price price price price price price price price price price price
1924: A t. for year___
January. ............
February............
March.................
April...................
M ay...................
June....................
July....................
August...............
September..........
October. ............
November..........
December...........

Cents
39.6
39.1
38.7
38.9
39.6
40.6
40.7
40.7
40.7
40.2
39.6
38.7
38.2

155.9
153.9
152.4
153.1
155.9
159.8
160.2
160.2
160.2
158.3
155.9
152.4
150.4

Cents
S3.8
33.3
33.0
33.1
33.6
34.6
34.8
34.6
34.8
34.3
33.7
32.9
32.4

Cents
151.6 28.8
149.3 28.6
148.0 28.3
148.4 28.6
150.7 29.0
155.2 29.4
156.1 29.4
155.2 29.1
156.1 29.1
153.8 29.0
151.1 2& 6
147.5 28.2
145.3 28.0

Cents
145.5 20.8
144.4 20.7
142.9 20.4
144.4 20.6
146.5 20.9
148.5 21.3
148.5 21.2
147.0 21.0
147.0 21.0
146.5 20.9
144.4 20.7
142.4 20.4
141.4 20.2

130.0
129.4
127.5
128.8
130.6
133.1
132.5
131.3
131.3
130.6
129.4
127.5
126.3

Cents
13.2
13.3
13.3
13.3
13.3
13.4
13.2
13.1
13.1
13.2
13.1
13.2
13.1

Cents
109.1 30.8
109.9 27.4
109.9 26.7
109.9 26.9
109.9 28.7
110.7 29.9
109.1 30.2
108.3 30.3
108.3 34.8
109.1 35.8
108.3 37.5
109.1 31.6
108.3 29.3

1925: Av. for year___
January......... .
February............
March.................
April...................
May....................
June....................
July....................
August................
September..........
October..............
November—.......
December...........

40.6
38.7
38.5
39.6
40.4
40.8
41.0
42.2
42.0
41.6
41.2
40.3
40.3

159.8
152.4
151.6
155.9
159.1
160.6
161.4
166.1
165.4
163.8
162.2
158.7
158.7

34.7
32.8
32.7
33.6
34.6
35.0
35.2
36.5
36.2
35.6
35.4
34.4
34.4

155.6 29.6
147.1 28.5
146.6 2a 4
150.7 29.1
155.2 29.7
157.0 29.8
157.8 29.8
163.7 30.4
162.3 30.3
159.6 30.1
158.7 30.0
154.3 29.5
154.3 29.6

149.5
143.9
143.4
147.0
150.0
150.5
150.5
153.5
153.0
152.0
151.5
149.0
149.5

21.6
20.5
20.4
21.0
21.6
22.1
21.8
22.4
22.1
22.0
22.0
21.6
21.7

135.0
12a 1
127.5
131.3
135.0
138.1
136.3
140.0
138.1
137.5
137.5
135.0
135.6

13.8
13.3
13.2
13.5
13.8
14.0
13.8
14.0
13.9
13.9
14.1
14.1
141

114.1
109.9
109.1
111.6
114.1
115.7
114.0
115.7
114.9
114.9
116.5
116.5
116.5

36.6
30.7
30.3
37.4
36.8
36.0
36.2
39.2
40.0
40.4
39.1
37.5
35.7

174.3
146.2
144.3
178.1
175.2
171.4
172.4
186.7
190.5
192.4
186.2
178.6
170.0

-1926: Av. for year___
January-............
February_______
March.................
April...................
May....................
June....................
July....................
August................
September..........
October.............
November..........
December...........

41.8
40.8
40.6
40.7
41.1
41.5
42.0
42.0
41.8
41.9
41.5
40.9
40.7

162.6
160.6
159.8
160.2
161.8
163.4
165.4
165.4
164.6
165.0
163.4
161.0
160.2

35.6
35.0
34.8
34.9
35.2
35.8
36.2
36.3
36.2
36.4
36.0
35.5
35.3

159.6
157.0
156.1
156.5
157.8
160.5
162.3
162.8
162.3
163.2
161.4
159.2
158.3

30.3
30.0
29.3
29.9
30.2
30.4
30.6
30.7
30.4
30.6
30.6
30.2
30.2

153.0
151.5
148.0
151.0
152.5
153.5
154.5
155.1
153.5
154.5
154.5
152.5
152.5

22.5
22.1
22.1
22.1
22.3
22.5
22.7
22.7
22.5
22.7
22.8
22.7
22.7

140.6
138.1
138.1
138.1
139.4
140.6
141.9
141.9
140.6
141.9
142.5
141.9
141.9

14.6
14.5
14.6
14.6
14.7
14.6
14.6
14.5
14.3
14.5
14.6
14.7
14.9

120.7
119.8
120.7
120.7
121.5
120.7
120.7
119.8
118.2
119.8
120.7
121.5
123.1

39.5
36.5
36.3
37.2
38.3
40.3
42.0
41.7
40.5
42.5
42.6
39.3
37.2

188.1
173.8
172.9
177.1
182.4
191.9
200.0
198.6
192.9
202.4
202.9
187.1
177.1

1927: Av. for year___
January............
February............
March.................
April...................
May....................
June...................
July....................
August...............
September..........
October.............
November..........
December...........

42.6
40.8
40.9
41.1
41.8
42.3
42.4
43.6
43.7
43.8
43.7
43.5
43.9

167.7
160.6
161.0
161.8
164.6
166.5
166.9
171.7
172.0
172.4
172.0
171.3
172.8

37.1
35.3
35.4
35.6
36.4
36.9
37.0
37.9
38.1
38.1
37.9
37.8
38.2

166.4
158.3
158.7
159.6
163.2
165.5
165.9
170.0
170.9
170.9
170.0
169.5
171.3

31.3
30.3
30.4
30.4
30.9
31.2
31.1
31.7
31.7
31.8
31.9
31.9
32.4

158.1
153.0
153.5
153.5
156.1
157.6
157.1
160.1
160.1
160.6
161.1
161.1
163.6

23.7
22.7
22.7
22.8
23.3
23.5
23.5
23.9
23.9
24.0
24.3
24.5
25.1

148.1
141.9
141.9
142.5
145.6
146.9
146.9
149.4
149.4
150.0
151.9
153.1
156.9

15.4
15.0
14.9
14.9
15.2
15.2
15.2
15.3
15.3
15.5
15.8
16.2
16.7

127.3
124.0
123.1
123.1
125.6
125.6
125.6
126.4
126.4

130.6
133.9
138.0

36.8
36.6
35.9
36.6
36.9
36.4
34.7
34.9
37.7
40.7
41.5
36.3
32.8

175.2
174.3
171.0
174.3
175.7
173.3
165.2
166.2
179.5
193.8
197.6
172.9
156.2

35.0
32.7
33.1
33.1
33.4
34.1
34.7
36.0
36.6
37.4
36.8
36.3
35.7

165.2
167.2
167.2
168.7
172.2
175.3
181.8
184.8
188.9
185.9
183.3
180.3

16
7 .8

27.9
25.4
25.7
25.8
26.1
26.6
27.6
28.9
29.6
30.4
30.2
29.7
29.1

158.8
160.6
161.3
163.1
166.3
172.5
180.6
185.0
190.0
188.8
185.6
181.9

157.0
142.1
144.6
146.3
147.9
150.4
152.9
157.9
162.0
170.2
171.9
171.9
168.6

34.8
31.3
29.5
28.6
31.3
35.4
34.8
37.3
39.9
44.3
37.6
35.7
31.3

165.7
149.0
140.5
136.2
149.0
168.6
165.7
177.6
190.0
211.0
179.0
170.0
149.0

1 2 : Av. for year___ 4 .8 1 8 4 .0 1 8
98
7 8 .2 2 8 .3
January. ............
February............
March.................
April...................
May....................
June....................
July.....................
August................
September..........
October..............
November..........
December...........




44.4
44.8
44.9
45.3
46.1
47.4
49.7
51.0
51.8
50.3
49.1
48.2

174.8
176.4
176.8
178.3
181.5
186.6
195.7
200.8
203.9
198.0
193.3
189.8

38.6
38.9
39.1
39.6
40.4
41.6
43.9
45.1
45.8
44.6
43.4
42.7

173.1
174.4
175.3
177.6
181.2
186.5
196.9
202.2
205.4
200.0
194.6
191.5

1 4 1 .0
7 .4 9
17.2
17.5
17.7
17.9
18.2
18.5
19.1
19.6
20.6
20.8
20.8
20.4

1a1
2

146.7
130.5
127.1
128.1
136.7
142 4
143.8
144.3
165.7
170.5
178.6
150.5
139.5

35

DETAILED TABLES
SPECIFIED FOOD ARTICLES, 1913 TO D E C E M B E R , 1928-Continued
UNITED STATES—Continued
Eggs (dozen)
Lamb, leg of
(pound)

_L uu ijjuuuu/
>au

Strictly fresh

Storage
Aver­
age
price

Aver­ Rela­
tive
age
price price

Aver­
age
price

Rela­
tive
price

Aver­
age
price

Rela­
tive
price

Aver­
age
price

Rela­
tive
price

Aver­
age
price

Rela­
tive
price

Aver­
age
price

Rela­
tive
price

Cents
37.7
37.2
36.6
36.3
36.2
36.1
36.2
36.4
38.3
39.3
40.1
40.1
39.9

139.6
137.8
135.6
134.4
134.1
133.7
134.1
134.8
141.9
145.6
148.5
148.5
147.8

Cents
45.3
44.7
44.4
44.0
44.3
44.7
44.6
44.7
46.6
46.9
47.1
47.0
46.6

168.4
166.2
165.1
163.6
164.7
164.7
165.8
166.2
173.2
174.3
175.1
174.7
173.2

Cents
19.0
18.7
18.0
17.5
17.2
17.1
16.9
17.1
19.3
20.0
21.4
22.4
22.1

120.3
118.4
113.9
110.8
108.9
108.2
107.0
108.2
122.2
126.6
135.4
141.8
139.9

Cents
37.1
35.9
35.7
37.1
38.8
39.4
38.7
38.4
37.3
36.8
35.9
35.4
35.4

196.3
189.9
188.9
196.3
205.3
208.5
204.8
203.2
197.4
194.7
189.9
187.3
187.3

Cents
35.3
34.5
35.1
35.9
36.1
36.6
35.9
35.3
34.8
35.3
35.1
34.5
34.4

165.7
162.0
164.8
168.5
169.5
171.8
168.5
165.7
163.4
165.7
164.8
162.0
161.5

Cents
47.8
54.6
49.8
34.8
32.1
32.8
36.1
39.4
44.6
51.9
59.7
68.1
69.8

138.6
158.3
144.3
100.9
93.0
95.1
104.6
114.2
129.3
150.4
173.0
197.4
202.3

46.7
40.3
40.6
44.4
46.6
46.4
47.0
48.7
49.3
49.4
49.6
49.2
48.6

173.0
149.3
150.4
164.4
172.6
171.9
174.1
180.4
182.6
183.0
183.7
182.2
180.0

52.6
47.6
48.1
51.2
53.5
53.0
53.0
54.4
54.9
54.9
54.3
53; 5
53.1

195.5
177.0
178.8
190.3
198.9
197.0
197.0
202.2
204.1
204.1
201.9
198.9
197.4

23.3
22.8
22.8
23.1
23.2
22.6
22.9
23.5
24.3
24.0
24.1
23.3
22.6

147.5
144.3
144.3
146.2
146.8
143.0
144.9
148.7
153.8
151.9
152.5
147.5
143.0

38.6
38.8
38.3
39.0
38.6
38.6
38.4
39.3
38.7
38.5
38.4
38.4
38.5

204.2
205.3
202.6
206.3
204.2
204.2
203.2
207.9
204.8
203.7
203.2
203.2
203.7

36.6
35.8
36.1
36.9
37.9
37.9
36.9
36.6
36.2
36.6
36.5
35.8
36.5

171.8
168.1
169.5
173.2
177.9
177.9
173.2
171.8
170.0
171.8
171.4
168.1
171.4

52.1
70.5
53.4
39.1
38.1
39.3
42.3
46.2
48.9
51.9
60.3
69.4
66.2

151.0
204.4
154.8
113.3
110.4
113.9
122.6
133.9
141.7
150.4
174.8
201.2
191.9

50.3
48.2
48.9
48.4
48.5
49.3
51.5
52.3
52.0
51.9
51.7
51.0
49.6

186.3
178.5
181.1
179.3
179.6
182.6
190.7
193.7
192.6
192.2
191.5
188.9
183.7

57.4
53.3
53.6
54.0
54.5
55.9
59.7
60.9
60.7
60.4
59.8
58.4
57.1

213.4
198.1
199.3
200.7
202.6
207.8
221.9
226.4
225.7
224.5
222.3
217.1
212.3

21.9
22.3
22.2
21.9
21.5
21.5
22.6
22.9
22.7
22.3
21.9
21.1
20.4

138.6
141.1
140.5
138.6
136.1
136.1
143.0
144.9
143.7
141.1
138.6
133.5
129.1

39.0
39.1
38.4
37.9
37.9
39.9
41.9
40.3
39.2
39.1
38.3
37.9
37.7

206.3
206.9
203.2
200.5
200.5
211.1
221.7
213.2
207.4
206.9
202.6
200.5
199.5

38.8
38.6
38.9
39.4
40.5
41.0
40.2
39.2
37.9
37.8
37.6
37.1
37.2

182.2
181.2
182.6
185.0
190.1
192.5
188.7
184.0
177.9
177.5
176.5
174.2
174.6

48.5
53.9
43.8
38.5
38.6
38.9
40.7
42.1
44.9
51.5
58.2
66.0
65.2

140.6
156.2
127.0
111.6
111.9
112.8
118.0
122.0
130.1
149.3
168.7
191.3
189.0

47.2
48.9
48.5
48.4
48.1
47.6
47.1
46.6
46.5
46.5
46.6
46.3
45.3

174.8
181.1
179.6
179.3
178.2
176.3
174.4
172.6
172.2
172.2
172.6
171.5
167.8

55.0
56.8
56.7
56.5
56.7
56.3
55.5
54.6
54.3
53.8
53.6
53.0
51.9

204.5
211.2
210.8
210.0
210.8
209.3
206.3
203.0
201.9
200.0
199.3
197.0
192.9

19.3
20.0
19.6
19.4
19.1
19.0
18.8
18.8
18.9
19.2
19.6
19.5
19.2

122.2
126.6
124.1
122.8
120.9
120.3
119.0
119.0
119.6
121.5
124.1
123.4
121.5

38.9
37.4
37.3
38.4
40.0
41.0
41.0
40.3
39.2
38.5
38.2
37.6
37.5

205.8
197.9
197.4
203.2
211.6
216.9
216.9
213.2
207.4
203.7
202.1
198.9
198.4

36.9
38.5
38.5
38.7
38.9
38.4
36.3
35.6
35.4
35.4
35.7
35.6
35.7

173.2
180.8
180.8
181.7
182.6
180.3
170.4
167.1
166.2
166.2
167.6
167.1
167.6

45.2
55.9
44.2
35.4
33.9
33.6
33.5
36.9
42.0
48.7
56.6
61.7
59.6

131.0
162.0
128.1
102.6
98.3
97.4
97.1
107.0
121.7
141.2
164.1
178.8
172.8

44.0
44.6
43.7
43.0
42.9
43.1
43.2
43.9
44.8
45.4
45.3
44.5
43.3

163.0
165.2
161.9
159.3
158.9
159.6
160.0
162.6
165.9
168.1
167.8
164.8
160.4

52.9
51.7
51.2
50.5
50.6
51.2
51.7
53.4
55.0
56.0
55.6
54.6
53.4

196.7
192.2
190.3
187.7
188.1
190.3
192.2
198.5
204.5
208.2
206.7
203.0
198.5

18.6
18.9
18.3
17.8
17.8
18.1
18.2
18.4
18.7
19.3
19.5
19.1
18.7

117.7
119.6
115.8
112.7
112.7
114.6
115.2
116.5
118.4
122.2
123.4
120.9
118.4

39.4
37.4
37.5
38.2
39.7
41.5
42.2
41.1
40.2
40.3
38.8
38.0
37.6

37.4
36.8
37.2
37.2
37.7
37.7
37.1
36.7
36.8
37.9
37.9
38.0
37.9

175.6
172.8
174.6
174.6
177.0
177.0
174.2
172.3
172.8
177.9
177.9
178.4
177.9

46.4
55.9
43.1
37.0
35.8
37.5
38.8
41.6
45.0
50.4
54.3
59.3
58.4

134.5
162.0
124.9
107.2
103.8
108.7
112.5
120.6
130.4
146.1
157.4
171.9
169.3




Cents
38.6
39.3

44.1
47.3
48.2
53.7
50. a

46.0
47.4
47.4
42.2
34.6

45.9
47.0
46.9
45.0
37.7

42.1
43.8
42.9
44.7
41.4

43.8
44.0
43.7

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375

400
375

275
250
225

300
275
250
225

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20
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175

175

150

150

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125

125

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1928

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1920

1921

1922

1923

1924

1925

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PRICES, 1919 T
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PRICES, 1919 T
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1921

1922

1923

1924

1925

1926

1927

1929

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RETAIL PRICES, 1890 TO 1928
T a b l e 9 .-A V E R A G E A N D R E LA T IV E R E T A IL PRICES OF

UNITED STATES-Continued

Butter (pound) Cheese (pound)
Year and month

1918: Av. for year............
1914: Av. for year............
1915: Av. for year............
1916: Av. for year............
1917: Av. for year............
1918: Av. for year............
1919: Av. for year............
January.............. ......
February...................
March.......................
April—......................
M a y ........................
June..........................
July_.........................
August......................
September.................
October--.................
November.................
December.................
1920: Av. for year............
January.....................
February...................
March.......................
April.........................
M ay...... ...................
June...........................
July— ....................
August......................
September.................
October...... ........... .
November™............
December..................
1921: Av. for year............
January....................
February..................
March— .................
April—......................
M ay__......................
June...........................
July...........................
August......................
September.................
October.-.................
November-------------December.................
1922: Av. for year............
January....................
February...................
March.......................
April..........................
M a y --......................
June...........................
July...........................
August......................
September.................
October......... ...........
November.......... ......
December..................
1923: Av. for year............
January......... ...........
February...................
March.......................
April..........................
M ay..........................
June...........................
July...........................
August....... ..............
September.................
October. ...................
November.................
December.................




Aver­
age
price
Cents
38.3
36.2
35.8
39.4
48.7
57.7
67.8
70.5
57.2
66.5
71.3
67.9
63.3
62.8
64.1
65.7
71.1
75.4
78.0
70.1
74.2
72.6
75.2
76.1
71.6
67.2
67.9
67.0
68.6
68.9
69.4
62.0
51.7
61.0
56.5
57.6
55.6
42.5
40.2
46.6
51.2
50.6
53.2
53.1
52.1
47.9
45.3
45.9
45.8
45.2
44.9
44.9
45.7
44.2
46.7
50.8
54.6
60.2
55.4
59.1
57.7
57.6
57.3
52.1
50.0
49.1
51.8
55.0
56.2
58.9
60.3

Rela­
tive
price

100.0
94.4
93.4
103.0
127.2
150.7
177.0
184.1
149.4
173.6
186.2
177.3
165.3
164.0
167.4
171.5
185.6
196.9
203.7
183.0
193.7
189.6
196.3
198.7
187.0
175.5
177.3
174.9
179.1
179.9
181.2
161.9
135.0
159.3
147.5
150.4
145.2
111.0
105.0
121.7
133.7
132.1
138.9
138.6
136.0
125.1
118.3
119.8
119.6
118.0
117.2
117.2
119.3
115.4
121.9
132.6
142.6
157.2
144.7
154.3
150.7
150.4
149.6
136.0
130.6
128.2
135.3
143.6
146.7
153.8
157,4

Aver­
age
price
Cents
22.1
22.9
23.2
25.8
33.2
35.9
42.6
44.5
40.9
40.5
41.9
42.2
42.4
43.0
43.5
43.0
42.4
43.0
43.3
41.6
43.4
43.3
42.8
42.8
42.9
41.8
41.2
40.5
40.6
40.6
39.8
39.0
34.0
38.6
38.4
39.0
37.3
31.5
29.5
29.5
32.6
32.6
32.9
33.3
33.0
32.9
32.9
32.9
33.0
32.1
30.8
31.1
31.5
31.8
32.1
34.1
35.5
36.6
36.9
37.3
37.5
37.1
36.3
35.5
36.1
36.2
36.3
37.0
38.5
37.7
37.7

Rela­
tive
price

100.0
103.6
105.0
116.7
150.4
162.4
192.8
201.4
185.1
183.3
189.6
191.0
191.9
194.6
196.8
194.6
191.9
194.6
195.9
188.2
196.4
195.9
193.7
193.7
194.1
189.1
186.4
183.3
183.7
183.7
180.1
176.5
153.9
174.7
173.8
176.5
168.8
142.5
133.5
133.5
147.5
147.5
148.9
150.7
149.3
148.9
148.9
148.9
149.3
145.3
139.4
140.7
142.5
143.9
145.2
154.3
160.6
165.6
167.0
168.8
169.7
167.9
164.3
160.6
163.4
163.8
164.3
167.4
174.2
170.6
170.6

Milk, fresh
(quart)
Aver­
age
price
Cents
8.9
8.9
8.8
9.1
11.2
13.9
15.5
15.6
15.5
15.3
15.0
14.9
14.9
15.0
15.5
15.7
16.0
16.4
16.7
16.7
16.6
16.7
16.6
16.3
16.2
16.2
16.7
17.0
17.2
17.3
17.3
16.8
14.6
16.3
15.4
15.2
14.9
14.4
14.2
14.0
14.3
14.1
14.2
14.3
14.1
13.1
13.6
13.2
13.0
12.7
12.5
12.5
12.8
13.0
13.1
13.3
13.4
13.7
13.8
13.7
13.7
13.6
13.6
13.5
13.5
13.6
13.7
14.0
14.1
14.3
14.3

Rela­
tive
price

100.0
100.5
99.2
102.2
125.4
156.2
174.2
175.3
174.2
171.9
168.5
167.4
167.4
168.5
174.2
176.4
179.8
184.3
187.6
187.6
186.5
187.6
186.5
183.2
182.0
182.0
187.6
191.0
193.3
194.4
194.4
188.8
164.0
183.2
173.0
170.8
167.4
161.8
159.6
157.3
160.7
158.4
159.6
160.7
158.4
147.2
152.8
148.3
146.1
142.7
140.5
140.5
143.8
146.1
147.2
149.4
150.6
153.9
155.1
153.9
153.9
152.8
152.8
151.7
151.7
152.8
153.9
157.3
158.4
160.7
160.7

Bread (pound)

Flour, wheat
(pound)

Aver­
age
price

Aver­
age
price

Cents
5.6
6.3
7.0
7.3
9.2
9.8
10.0
9.8
9.8
9.8
9.8
9.8
9.9
10.0
10.1
10.1
10.1
10.2
10.2
11.5
10.9
11.1
11.2
11.2
11.5
11.8
11.9
11.9
11.9
11.8
11.6
10.8
9.9
10.8
10.6
10.5
10.3
9.9
9.8
9.7
9.7
9.6
9.5
9.3
9.1
8.7
8.8
8.6
8.7
8.7
8.8
8.8
8.8
8.7
8.7
8.7
8.7
8.6
8.7
8.7
8.7
8.7
8.7
8.7
8.7
8.8
8.7
8.7
8.7
8.7
8.7

Rela­
tive
price

100.0
112.5
125.0
130.4
164.3
175.0
178.6
175.0
175.0
175.0
175.0
175.0
176.8
178.6
180.4
180.4
180.4
182.1
182.1
205.4
194.6
198.2
200.0
200.0
205.4
210.7
212.5
212.5
212.5
210.7
207.1
192.9
176.8
192.9
189.3
187.5
183.9
176.8
175.0
173.2
173.2
171.4
169.6
166.1
162.5
155.4
157.1
153.6
155.4
155.4
157.1
157.1
157.1
155.4
155.4
155.4
155.4
153.6
155.4
155.4
155.4
155.4
155.4
155.4
155.4
157.1
155.4
155.4
155.4
155.4
155.4

Cents
3.3
3.4
4.2
4.4
7.0
6.7
7.2
6.6
6.7
6.8
7.2
7.5
7.5
7.5
7.4
7.3
7.3
7.4
7.7
8.1
8.1
8.1
8.0
8.1
8.7
8.8
8.7
8.4
8.3
7.8
7.3
6.6
5.8
6.7
6.5
6.4
5.9
5.7
5.9
5.8
5.7
5.6
5.4
5.1
5.0
5.1
4.9
5.1
5.3
5.3
5.3
5.3
5.2
5.1
4.9
4.8
4.8
4.9
4.7
4.9
4.9
4.8
4.9
4.8
4.8
4.7
4.5
4.5
4.6
4.6
4.5

Rela­
tive
price

100.0
103.9
125.8
134.6
211.2
203.0
218.2
200.0
203.0
206.1
218.2
227.3
227.3
227.3
224.2
221.2
221.2
224.2
233.3
245.5
245.5
245.5
242.4
245.5
263.6
266.7
263.6
254.6
251.5
236.4
221.2
200.0
175.8
203.0
197.0
193.9
178.8
172.7
178.8
175.8
172.7
169.7
163.6
154.6
151.5
154.6
148.5
154.6
160.6
160.6
160.6
160.6
157.6
154.6
148.5
145.5
145.5
148.5
142.4
148.5
148.5
145.5
148.5
145.5
145.5
142.4
136.4
136.4
139.4
139.4
136.4

43

DETAILED TABLES
SPECIFIED FOOD ARTICLES, 1913 TO D E C E M B E R , 1928—Continued
UNITED STATES—Continued
Corn meal
(pound)

Rice (pound)

Potatoes (pound)

Sugar, granulated
Coffee (pound)
(pound)

Tea (pound)

Aver­ Relative Aver­ Relative Aver­ Relative Aver­ Relative Aver­ Relative Aver­
Relative
age
age
age
age
age
age
price
price
price
price
price
price
price
price
price
price
price
price
Cents
3.0
3.2
3.3
3.4
5.8
6.8
6.4
6.2
6.0
5.9
6.0
6.2
6.3
6.5
6.6
6.7
6.6
6.6
6.6
6.5
6.6
6.5
6.5
6.5
6.7
6.9
7.0
6.9
6.8
6.5
5.9
5.5
4.5
5.2
5.0
4.8
4.6
4.5
4.5
4.4
4.5
4.4
4.3
4.2
4.1
3.9
3.9
3.9
3.9
3.9
3.8
3.9
3.9
3.9
3.9
3.9
3.9
4.0
4.1
4.0
4.0
4.0
4.0
4.0
4.0
4.1
4.1
4.2
4.3
4.4
4.4

100.0
105.1
108.5
112.6
192.2
226.7
213.3
206.7
200.0
196.7
200.0
206.7
210.0
216.7
220.0
223.3
220.0
220.0
220.0
216.7
220.0
216.7
216.7
216.7
223.3
230.0
233.3
230.0
226.7
216.7
196.7
183.3
150.0
173.3
166.7
160.0
153.3
150.0
150.0
146.7
150.0
146.7
143.3
140.0
136.7
130.0
130.0
130.0
130.0
130.0
126.7
130.0
130.0
130.0
130.0
130.0
130.0
133.3
136.7
133.3
133.3
133.3
133.3
133.3
133.3
136.7
136.7
140.0
143.3
146.7
146.7

Cents
8.7
8.8
9.1
9.1
10.4
12.9
15.1
13.8
14.3
13.4
13.4
13.4
13.8
14.6
15.5
16.5
17.3
17.6
17.7
17.4
18.1
18.3
18.4
18.6
18.7
18.7
18.6
18.3
17.6
16.1
14.2
13.2
9.5
11.9
10.5
9.8
9.2
8.8
8.8
8.7
8.8
9.0
9.3
9.4
9.3
9.5
9.3
9.3
9.3
9.4
9.5
9.6
9.6
9.6
9.6
9.6
9.5
9.5
9.5
9.5
9.4
9.4
9.4
9.4
9.4
9.4
9.4
9.5
9.6
9.7
9.7




100.0
101.2
104.3
104.6
119.0
148.3
173.6
158.6
164.4
154.0
154.0
154.0
158.6
167.8
178.2
189.7
198.9
202.3
202.5
200.0
208.1
210.3
211.5
213.8
214.9
214.9
213.8
210.3
202.3
185.1
163.2
151.7
109.2
136.8
120.7
112.6
105.8
101.2
101.2
100.0
101.2
103.5
106.9
108.1
106.9
109.2
106.9
106.9
106.9
108.1
109.2
110.3
110.3
110.3
110.3
110.3
109.2
109.2
109.2
109.2
108.1
108.1
108.1
108.1
108.1
108.1
108.1
109.2
110.3
111.5
111.5

Cents
1.7
1.8
1.5
2.7
4.3
3.2
3.8
3.2
3.1
2.9
3.1
3.3
3.8
4.8
5.0
4.3
3.8
3.9
4.3
6.3
5.4
6.0
6.8
9.1
9.6
10.3
8.9
5.0
4.0
3.4
3.3
3.2
3.1
3.0
2.6
2.5
&3
2.2
2.7
3.4
4.2
4.0
3.5
3.2
3.1
2.8
3.3
3.3
3.1
2.9
3.0
3.5
3.6
2.6
2.3
2.2
2.1
2.1
2.9
2.1
2.1
2.2
2.5
2.7
3.2
4.2
3.7
3.4
2.9
2.6
2.6

100.0
108.3
88.9
158.8
252.7
188.2
223.5
188.2
182.4
170.6
182.4
194.1
223.5
282.4
294.1
252.9
223.5
229.4
252.9
370.6
317.7
352.9
400.0
535.3
564.7
605.9
523.5
294.1
235.3
200.0
194.1
188.2
182.4
176.5
152.9
147.1
135.3
129.4
158.8
200.0
247.1
235.3
205.9
188.2
182.4
164.7
194.1
194.1
182.4
170.6
176.5
205.9
211.8
152.9
135.3
129.4
123.5
123.5
170.6
123.5
123.5
129.4
147.1
158.8
188.2
247.1
217.7
200.0
170.6
152.9
152.9

Cents
5.5
5.9
6.6
8.0
9.3
9.7
11.3
10.8
10.7
10.6
10.6
10.6
10.6
10.9
11.1
11.0
11.4
12.5
14.5
19.4
17.8
18.8
18.7
20.2
25.4
26.7
26.5
22.9
18.3
13.9
12.8
10.5
8.0
9.7
8.9
9.7
9.7
8.4
7.8
7.1
7.5
7.3
6.9
6.7
6.5
7.3
6.2
6.4
6.5
6.7
6.6
7.1
7.6
8.1
7.9
7.9
8.1
8.3
10.1
8.3
8.7
10.2
10.6
11.2
11.1
10.5
9.6
9.6
10.6
10.3
10.4

100.0
108.2
120.1
146.4
169.3
176.4
205.5
196.4
1916
192.7
192.7
192.7
192.7
198.2
201.8
200.0
207.3
227.3
263.6
352.7
323.6
341.8
340.0
367.3
461.8
485.5
481.8
416.4
332.7
252.7
232.7
190.9
145.5
176.4
161.8
176.4
176.4
152.7
141.8
129.1
136.4
132.7
125.5
121.8
118.2
132.7
112.7
116.4
118.2
121.8
120.0
129.1
138.2
147.3
143.6
143.6
147.3
150.9
183.6
150.9
158.2
185.5
192.7
203.6
201.8
190.9
174.6
174.6
192.7
187.3
189.1

Cents
29.8
29.7
30.0
29.9
30.2
30.5
43.3
35.0
36.6
37.6
38.5
40.5
42.6
46.2
47.8
48.8
48.6
48.9
48.9
47.0
49.1
49.1
49.1
49.1
49.2
49.2
49.3
48.4
46.6
43.4
41.3
39.7
36.3
38.5
37.5
37.1
36.6
36.1
35.7
35.6
35.6
35.6
35.6
35.6
35.6
36.1
35.7
35.6
35.6
35.7
35.9
36.1
36.2
36.2
36.2
36.3
36.5
36.7
37.7
37.0
37.5
37.9
38.0
38.0
37.8
37.7
37.6
37.6
37.8
37.8
37,8

100.0
99.7
100.6
100.3
101.4
102.4
145.3
117.5
122.8
126.2
129.2
135.9
143.0
155.0
160.4
163.8
163.1
164.1
164.1
157.7
164.8
164.8
164.8
164.8
165.1
165.1
165.4
162.4
156.4
145.6
138.6
133.2
121.8
129.2
125.8
124.5
122.8
121.1
119.8
119.5
119.5
119.5
119.5
119.5
119.5
121.1
119.8
119.5
119.5
119.8
120.5
121.1
121.5
121.5
121.5
121.8
122.5
123.2
126.5
124.2
125.8
127.2
127.5
127.5
126.9
126.5
126.2
126.2
126.9
126.9
126.9

Cents
54.4
54.6
54.5
54.6
58.2
64.8
70.1
69.2
68.4
70.4
69.7
69.8
70.1
70.5
70.7
70.7
71.0
71.3
69.3
73.3
72.0
71.4
73.2
73.3
74.0
74.1
744
74.4
74.6
72.4
73.6
72.1
69.7
72.1
71.5
71.1
70.4
70.0
68.3
69.2
69.2
69.2
69.1
69.0
67.7
68.1
68.3
67.8
67.5
67.7
67.9
68.0
68.0
68.3
68.2
68.2
68.5
68.5
69.5
68.7
68.9
68.9
69.2
69.3
69.5
69.4
69.7
69.7
70.0
70.4
70.2

100.0
100.4
100.2
100.4
106.9
119.1
128.9
127.2
125.7
•129.4
128.1
128.3
128.9
129.6
130.0
130.0
130.5
131.1
127.4
134.7
132.4
131.3
134.6
134.7
136.0
136.2
136.8
136.8
137.1
133.1
135.3
132.5
128.1
132.5
131.4
130.7
129.4
128.7
125.6
127.2
127.2
, 127.2
127.0
126.8
124.5
125.2
125.6
124.6
124.1
124.5
124.8
125.0
125.0
125.6
125.4
125.4
125.9
125.9
127.8
126.3
126.7
126.7
127.2
127.4
127.8
127.6
128.1
128.1
128.7
129.4
129.0

44

RETAIL PRICES, 1890 TO 1928
T a b l e 9.—AVE R AG E A N D R E LA T IV E R E T A IL PRICES OP

UNITED STATES—Continued

Butter (pound) Cheese (pound)
Year and month

Milk, fresh
(quart)

Bread (pound)

Flour, wheat
(pound)

Aver­
age
price

Rela­
tive
price

Aver­
age
price

Rela­
tive
price

Aver­
age
price

Rela­
tive
price

Aver­
age
price

Rela­
tive
price

Aver­
age
price

Rela­
tive
price

1924: Av. for year............
"'January.....................
February-.................
March.......................
April.........................
May..........................
June...........................
July...........................
August......................
September—..............
October.....................
November.................
December.................

Cents
51,7
61.3
60.2
58.0
50.1
46.1
48.6
49.5
48.3
48.5
47.9
48.9
52.5

135.0
160.1
157.2
151.4
130.8
120.4
126.9
129.2
126.1
126.6
125.1
127.7
137.1

Cents
35.3
37.4
37.2
36.7
35.6
34.6
34.4
34.4
34.4
34.6
34.8
34.7
34.9

159.7
169.2
168.3
166.1
161.1
156.6
155.7
155.7
155.7
156.6
157.5
157.0
157.9

Cents
13.8
14.2
14.0
13.9
13.8
13.6
13.5
13.5
13.7
13.9
13.9
13.8
13.8

155.1
159.6
157.3
156.2
155.1
152.8
151.7
151.7
153.9
156.2
156.2
155.1
155.1

Cents
8.8
8.7
8.7
8.7
8.7
8.7
8.7
8.7
8.8
8.8
8.8
8.9
8.9

157.1
155.4
155.4
155.4
155.4
155.4
155.4
155.4
157.1
157.1
157.1
158.9
158.9

Cents
4.9
4.5
4.6
4.6
4.6
4.6
4.6
4.8
5.1
5.1
5.3
5.4
5.6

148.5
136.4
139.4
139.4
139.4
139.4
139.4
145.5
154.5
154.5
160.6
163.6
169.7

1925: Av. for year______
January.....................
February...................
March.......................
April..........................
May..........................
June...........................
July...........................
August......................
September............... .
October.....................
November............ .
December.................

54.8
52.3
50.6
55.5
53.3
51.9
52.7
53.2
54.1
55.8
59.4
59.7
58.6

143.1
136.6
132.1
144.9
139.2
135.5
137.6
138.9
141.3
145.7
155.1
155.9
153.0

36.7
35.9
36.4
36.5
36.5
36.3
36.5
36.6
36.8
37.0
37.2
37.4
37.5

166.1
162.4
164.7
165.2
165.2
164.3
165.2
165.6
166.5
167.4
168.3
169.2
169.7

14.0
13.9
13.9
13.8
13.8
13.7
13.7
13.8
13.9
14.2
14.3
14.3
14.3

157.3
156.2
156.2
155.1
155.1
153.9
153.9
155.1
156.2
159.6
160.7
160.7
160.7

9.4
9.2
9.5
9.4
9.4
9.4
9.4
9.4
9.4
9.4
9.4
9.4
9.4

167.9
164.3
169.6
167.9
167.9
167.9
167.9
167.9
167.9
167.9
167.9
167.9
167.9

6.1
6.0
6.4
6.4
6.1
6.1
6.1
6.1
6.1
6.1
5.9
6.0
6.1

184.8
181.8
193.9
193.9
184.8
184.8
184.8
184.8
184.8
184.8
178.8
181.8
184.8

1926: Av. for year............
January............ ........
February...................
March.......................
April..........................
May...........................
June__........................
July...........................
August......................
September.................
October.....................
November.................
December..................

53.1
55.4
54.5
53.6
50.9
50.0
50.3
50.1
50.6
52.5
54.3
55.7
59.3

138.6
144.6
142.3
139.9
132.9
130.5
131.3
130.8
132.1
137.1
141.8
145.4
154.8

36.6
37.6
37.5
37.2
36.5
36.0
35.7
35.6
35.7
36.1
36.7
36.9
37.4

165.6
170.1
169.7
168.3
165.2
162.9
161.5
161.1
161.5
163.3
166.1
167.0
169.2

14.0
14.2
14.2
14.0
13.9
13.9
13.8
13.8
13.9
14.0
14.0
14.1
14.2

157.3
159.6
159.6
157.3
156.2
156.2
155.1
155.1
156.2
157.3
157.3
158.4
159.6

9.4
9.4
9.4
9.4
9.4
9.4
9.4
9.4
9.4
9.4
9.4
9.4
9.4

167.9
167.9
167.9
167.9
167.9
167.9
167.9
167.9
167.9
167.9
167.9
167.9
167.9

6.0
6.2
6.3
6.2
6.1
6.1
6.1
6.0
6.0
5.8
5.7
5.7
5.6

181.8
187.9
190.9
187.9
184.8
184.8
184.8
181.8
181.8
175.8
172.7
172.7
169.7

1927: At. for year............
January................... .
February...................
March.......................
April..........................
May..........................
June...........................
July...........................
August......................
September.................
October.....................
November.................
December.................

55.6
58.4
58.8
59.2
58.4
53.4
51.8
51.4
51.4
53.4
55.7
56.4
58.4

145.2
152.5
153.5
154.6
152.5
139.4
135.2
134.2
134.2
139.4
145.4
147.3
152.5

37.6
37.6
37.6
37.3
37.1
37.0
37.0
36.9
37.0
37.7
38.3
38.6
39.0

170.1
170.1
170.1
168.8
167.9
167.4
167.4
167.0
167.4
170.6
173.3
174.7
176.5

14.1
14.1
14.1
14.1
14.0
13.9
13.9
14.0
14.1
14.1
14.2
14.2
14.3

158.4
158.4
158.4
158.4
157.3
156.2
156.2
157.3
158.4
158.4
159.6
159.6
160.7

9.3
9.4
9.4
9.4
9.4
9.4
9.3
9.3
9.3
9.3
9.3
9.3
9.2

166.1
167.9
167.9
167.9
167.9
167.9
166.1
166.1
166.1
166.1
166.1
166.1
164.3

5.5
5.6
5.6
5.5
5.5
5.5
5.5
5.5
5.6
5.5
5.5
5.4
5.4

166.7
169.7
169.7
166.7
166.7
166.7
166.7
166.7
169.7
166.7
166.7
163.6
163.6

1928: Av. for year............
January.....................
February...................
March.......................
April..........................
M ay..........................
June....................... .
July...........................
August......................
September_________
October.....................
November............... .
December..................

56.5
57.8
56.3
57.3
55.1
54.6
53.9
54.3
55.4
57.6
57.5
58.3
59.3

147.5
150.9
147.0
149.6
143.9
142.6
140.7
141.8
144.7
150.4
150.1
152.2
154.8

38.5
39.2
39.2
38.5
38.2
38.1
38.1
38.3
38.4
38.7
38.8
38.5
38.5

174.2
177.4
177.4
174.2
172.9
172.4
172.4
173.3
173.8
175.1
175.6
174.2
174.2

14.2
14.3
14.3
14.2
14.1
14.1
14.0
14.1
14.1
14.2
14.2
14.3
14.3

159.6
160.7
160.7
159.6
158.4
158.4
157.3
158.4
158.4
159.6
159.6
160.7
160.7

9.1
9.2
9.2
9.1
9.1
9.1
9.2
9.2
9.2
9.1
9.1
9.1
9.0

162.5
164.3
164.3
162.5
162.5
162.5
164.3
164.3
164.3
162.5
162.5
162.5
160.7

5.4
5.3
5.3
5.3
5.4
5.6
5.7
5.6
5.4
5.3
5.2
5.1
5.1

163.6
160.6
160.6
160.6
163.6
169.7
172.7
169.7
163.6
160.6
157.6
154.5
154.5




45

DETAILED TABLES
SPECIFIED POOD A R TIC LE S, 1913 TO D E C E M B E R , 1928—Continued
UNITED STATES—Continued
Com meal
(pound)

Rice (pound)

Potatoes (pound) Sugar, granulated Coffee (pound)
(pound)

Tea (pound)

Aver­ Relative Aver­ Relative Aver­ Relative Aver­ Relative Aver­ Relative Aver­
age
age
age
age
age
age
price
price
price
price
price
price
price
price
price
price
price

Relative
price

Cents
4.7
4.4
4.4
4.4
4.4
4.4
4.4
4.5
4.7
4.8
5.0
5.1
5.2

158.7
146.7
146.7
146.7
146.7
146.7
146.7
150.0
156.7
160.0
166.7
170.0
173.3

Cents
10.1.
9.8
9.8
9.7
9.8
9.9
9.9
10.0
10.2
10.3
10.4
10.5
10.6

116.1
112.6
112.6
111.5
112.6
113.8
113.8
114.9
117.2
118.4
119.5
120.7
121.8

Cents
2.7
2.8
2.8
2.8
2.8
2.9
3.3
3.3
2.6
2.6
2.4
2.2
2.3

158.8
164.7
164.7
164.7
164.7
170.6
194.1
194.1
152.9
152.9
141.2
129.4
135.3

Cents
9.2
10.2
10.3
10.4
9.9
9.2
8.3
8.4
8.2
8.6
8.8
8.8
8.8

167.3
185.5
187.3
189.1
180.0
167.3
150.9
15&7
149.1
156.4
160.0
160.0
160.0

Cents
43.3
38.2
38.8
40.8
41.8
42.2
42.3
42.4
43.4
44.3
46.1
49.0
50.5

145.3
128.2
130.2
136.9
140.3
141.6
141.9
142.3
145.6
148.7
154.7
164.4
169.5

Cents
71.5
71.0
70.8
70.9
71.0
71.1
70.9
70.8
70.9
71.0
71.8
73.5
73.8

131.4
130.5
130.2
130.3
130.5
130.7
130.3
130.1
130.3
130.5
132.0
135.1
135.7

5.4
5.4
5.5
5.5
5.5
5.4
5.4
5.4
5.4
5.4
5.3
5.3
5.2

180.0
180.0
183.3
183.3
183.3
180.0
180.0
180.0
180.0
180.0
176.7
176.7
173.3

11.1
10.7
10.8
10.9
11.0
11.0
11.0
11.2
11.3
11.3
11.3
11.4
11.4

127.6
123.0
124.1
125.3
126.4
126.4
126.4
128.7
129.9
129.9
129.9
131.0
131.0

3.6
2.5
2.6
2.5
2.4
2.7
3.5
4.4
4.4
3.6
3.7
5.2
5.2

211.8
147.1
152.9
147.1
141.2
158.8
205.9
258.8
258.8
211.8
217.6
305.9
305.9

7.2
8.1
7.7
7.7
7.5
7.2
7.2
7.1
7.0
7.0
6.8
6.6
6.7

130.9
147.3
140.0
140.0
136.4
130.9
130.9
129.1
127.3
127.3
123.6
120.0
121.8

51.5
51.6
52.1
52.3
52.1
52.2
50.8
50.8
50.9
51.0
51.1
51.2
51.3

172.8
173.2
174.8
175.5
174.8
175.2
170.5
170.5
170.8
171.1
171.5
171.8
172.1

75.5
74.2
74.8
75.1
75.5
75.6
75.8
75.8
75.9
75.8
75.8
75.7
75.8

138.8
136.4
137.5
138.1
138.8
139.0
139.3
139.3
139.5
139.3
139.3
139.2
139.3

5.1
5.2
5.2
5.2
5.1
5.1
5.1
5.1
5.1
5.1
5.1
5.1
5.1

170.0
173.3
173.3
173.3
170.0
170.0
170.0
170.0
170.0
170.0
170.0
170.0
170.0

11.6
11.6
11.6
11.7
11.7
11.7
11.7
11.7
11.6
11.7
11.6
11.3
11.2

133.3
133.3
133.3
134.5
134.5
134.5
134.5
134.5
133.3
134.5
133.3
129.9
128.7

4.9
5.8
5.7
5.6
6.7
6.0
5.0
4.1
3.6
3.9
3.8
4.0
4.0

288.2
341.2
335.3
329.4
394.1
352.9
294.1
241.2
211.8
229.4
223.5
235.3
235.3

6.9
6.7
6.7
6.7
6.6
6.7
6.9
6.9
7.0
7.0
7.1
7.1
7.3

125.5
121.8
121.8
121.8
120.0
121.8
125.5
125.5
127.3
127.3
129.1
129.1
132.7

51.0
51.3
51.3
51.3
51.1
51.0
51.0
51.1
51.0
51.0
50.9
50.8
50.7

171.1
172.1
172.1
172.1
171.5
171.1
171.1
171.5
171.1
171.1
170.8
170.5
170.1

76.7
7a i
7a i
76.1
76.3
76.4
76.9
77.0
77.1
77.0
77.3
77.1
76.9

141.0
139.9
139.9
139.9
140.3
140.4
141.4
141.5
141.7
141.5
142.1
141.7
141.4

5.2
5.1
5.1
5.1
5.1
5.1
5.2
5.2
5.2
5.2
5.2
5.2
5.2

173.8
170.0
170.0
170.0
170.0
170.0
173.3
173.3
173.3
173.3
173.3
173.3
173.3

10.7
11.0
10.8
10.8
10.7
10.6
10.7
10.7
10.7
10.6
10.5
10.4
10.3

123.0
126.4
124.1
124.1
123.0
121.8
123.0
123.0
123.0
121.8
120.7
119.5
118.4

3.8
4.0
3.8
3.7
3.7
4.5
6.0
4.2
3.4
3.2
3.0
3.0
3.0

223.5
235.3
223.5
217.6
217.6
264.7
352.9
247.1
200.0
188.2
176.5
176.5
176.5

7.3
7.5
7.5
7.4
7.3
7.3
7.3
7.4
7.3
7.2
7.2
7.2
7.1

132.7
136.4
136.4
134.5
132.7
132.7
132.7
134.5
132.7
130.9
130.9
130.9
129.1

48.3
50.2
49.9
49.3
48.8
48.2
47.9
47.6
47.4
47.3
47.4
47.8
48.1

162.1
168.5
167.4
165.4
163.8
161.7
160.7
159.7
159.1
158.7
159.1
160.4
161.4

77.5
77.5
77.4
77.6
77.6
77.4
77.3
77.5
77.6
77.2
77.5
77.5
77.3

142.5
142.5
142.3
142.6
142.6
142.3
142.1
142.5
142.6
141.9
142.5
142.5
142.1

5. S
5.2
5.2
5.2
5.3
5.3
5.3
5.3
5.3
5.3
5.3
5.3
5.3

176.7
173.3
173.3
173.3
176.7
176.7
176.7
176.7
176.7
176.7
176.7
176.7
176.7

10.0
10.2
10.2
10.1
10.0
10.0
9.9
10.0
9.9
10.0
9.9
9.8
9.9

114.9
117.2
117.2
116.1
114.9
114.9
113.8
114.9
113.8
114.9
113.8
112.6
113.8

2.7
3.0
3.0
3.4
3.5
3.3
2.9
2.3
2.2
2.2
2.2
2.2
2.2

158.8
176.5
176.5
200.0
205.9
194.1
170.6
135.3
129.4
129.4
129.4
129.4
129.4

7,1
7.1
7.1
7.1
7.1
7.2
7.3
7.3
7.1
7.0
6.9
6,8
6.7

129.1
129.1
129.1
129.1
129.1
130.9
132.7
132.7
129.1
127.3
125.5
123.6
121.8

49.2
48.5
48.6
48.8
48.9
49.0
49.2
49.2
49.4
49.5
49.6
49.7
49.7

165.1
162.8
163.1
163.8
164.1
164.4
165.1
165.1
165.8
166.1
166.4
166.8
166.8

77.4
77.4
77.3
77.4
77.2
77.2
77.3
77.4
77.4
77.4
77.5
77.4
77.3

142.3
142.3
142.1
142.3
141.9
141.9
142.1
142.3
142.3
142.3
142.5
142.3
142.1

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O F O PRICES, 1919
F OD
T 1928
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O F O PRICES, 1919
F OD
T 1928
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C h a r t 14

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C h a r t 15
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400
375

400
375
350

20
0

/s..

175

175

X

150
125

l(tt

10
0
7
5

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ALL ARTICLES .
GRANULATED 5 UGA^------------AVERAGE PRICE FOR 1913 = 100

6
0

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1919




1920

1 1 1 4

1921

I I I J I I I J I I I I I I I J I I I I I I J J I I

1922

1923

O ' F O PRICES, 1919
B OD

300
275
250
225

TREN
D

.4 -

300
275

1924

1925

1926

1927

1928

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TREND
O FO
F OD
PRICES, 1919
T 1928
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1920

12
9 ,1

1922

1923

192+

1925

1926

1927

JZ
S8

50

RETAIL PRICES, 1890 TO 1928

T able

10.—A VERAG E R E TA IL PRICES OF 5 FOOD ARTICLES, 1915 TO D E C E M B E R , 1928
UNITED STATES
Average price per pound
Year and month
Onions

Beans,
navy

Prunes

Raisins,
seeded

Salmon,
canned

Average for the year...........................
Average for the year........ ...................
Average for the year............................
Average for the year............................

Cents
3.5
4.9
7.6
4.7

Cents
7.8
11.0
17.9
17.3

Cents
13.5
13.4
15.5
17.2

Cents
12.5
12.9
14.6
15.3

Cents
19.8
20.3
25.7
30.0

1919: Average for the year............................
January.............................. ...................
February....................................... ........
March.................................... ...............
April.......................................................
May........................................................
June........................................................
July.........................................................
August....................................................
September.............................................
October...................................................
November............................................. .
December..............................................

7.4
4.1
4.3
6.0
6.9
10.7
11.2
9.8
7.8
6.5
6.3
6.9
8.1

12.6
14.9
13.7
12.5
12.1
12.0
12.1
12.1
12.3
12.4
12.5
12.3
12.2

25.2
19.8
20.3
20.9
21.9
23.2
25.4
26.5
27.4
28.0
29.0
30.2
29.3

18.4
16.1
16.2
16.4
16.3
16.5
16.8
17.3
18.0
19.4
20.9
22.7
23.9

33.1
32.1
31.7
32.1
32.2
31.9
32.0
32.2
32.3
33.6
34.8
35.7
36.4

1920: Average for the year............................
January..............................................
February............................................. .
March.....................................................
April.......................................................
M ay.......................................................
June.......................................................
July.........................................................
August................................................
September..............................................
October...................................................
November...............................................
December..................................... .........

7.1
9.0
9.3
9.4
10.1
8.0
8.1
6.7
5.6
5.3
4.7
4.3
4.1

11.4
12.2
12.2
11.9
11.8
11.8
11.8
11.9
11.7
11.6
10.9
10.1
9.4

28.1
29.1
29.0
28.7
28.4
28.3
28.2
28.4
28.3
28.4
27.9
27.1
25.6

28.6
24.8
25.6
26.4
26.9
27.4
27.7
28.2
28.9
30.8
31.4
32.3
32.4

38.2
37.1
37.6
37.6
37.8
37.1
38.0
38.7
38.8
39.0
39.0
38.7
38.4

1921: Average for the year............................
January............................. ....................
February.............................. .................
March.....................................................
A p ril......................................................
M ay........................................................
June............................ ...........................
July................................. .................... .
August. .................................................
September............... ...............................
October................... ...........................
November..........................................
December...............................................

5.5
4.1
3.9
3.8
3.9
5.6
5.7
5.4
5.3
5.7
6.5
7.5
8.0

8.2
8.9
8.6
8.4
8.1
7.9
7.9
7.9
7.9
8.1
8.2
8.2
8.2

19.8
24.2
22.5
20.9
19.5
18.7
18.5
18.6
18.8
18.9
19.1
18.9
18.7

29.8
32.1
31.9
31.7
31.3
31.0
30.9
30.7
30.2
29.1
27.3
26.1
25.5

38.9
39.5
39.1
38.8
38.4
37.9
37.5
36.8
36.0
35.4
34.9
34.3
33.9

1922: Average for the year............................
January..................................................
February................................................
March.....................................................
April.......................................................
M ay........................................................
June........................................................
July.........................................................
August............................ .......................
September............. ................................
October.............. ...................................
November...............................................
December...............................................

7.9
9.1
10.9
11.6
13.8
9.8
8.0
7.0
5.9
5.1
4.4
4.4
4.6

9.9
8.2
8.3
8.9
9.3
9.7
10.6
11.1
11.3
10.8
10.1
10.2
10.5

20.1
18.8
18.8
19.2
20.0
20.4
20.6
20.8
20.8
20.9
20.6
20.2
20.1

23.0
25.0
24.8
24.6
24.4
24.2
24.1
24.0
23.2
22.1
20.7
19.8
19.2

32.2
33.3
32.9
32.6
32.4
32.3
32.2
32.1
31.9
31.7
31.6
31.5
31.4

1923: Average for the year............................
January........................ .......... ..........
February................................ ...............
March....................................................
April.......................................................
M ay........................................................
June................................. .......... ...........
July.........................................................
August....................................................
September..............................................
October...................................................
November...............................................
December....... ............................... .

6.4
5.1
5.3
5.4
6.5
7.8
8.1
7.4
6.5
6.2
6.3
6.3
6.0

11.0
10.9
11.3
11.4
11.4
11.4
11.4
11.3
11.0
10.9
10.6
10.5
10.3

19.1
20.0
19.9
19.8
19.7
19.5
19.3
19.2
19.0
18.8
18.3
18.0
17.8

17.6
18.9
18.7
18.4
18.0
17.8
17.6
17.5
17.4
17.1
16.8
16.4
16.0

31.3
31.3
31.3
31.2
31.2
31.2
31.1
31.1
31.2
31.3
31.4
31.4
31.3

1915:
1916:
1917:
1918:




51

DETAILED TABLES

TABLE 10.—AVERAGE R E T A IL PRICES OF 5 FOOD A R TIC LE S, 1916 TO D E C E M B E R ,
1928—Continued
UNITED STATES—Continued
Average price per pound
Year and month
Onions

Beans,
navy

Prunes

Raisins,
seeded

Salmon,
canned

1924: Average for the year...........................
January........................ ..............- ..........
February................................................
March.................... ............ ......... .........
April--------------------- -----------------------M a y ..________ ____________________
June____________________ ______ ___
July...................... ...................... ..........
August_______ _____________________
September__________ _____ _____ ____
October____________________________
November__________________________
December...................... ........ ................

Cents
6.0
6.1
6.0
5.9
5.9
6.7
6.8
6.9
6.5
5.8
5.2
5.1
5.3

Cents
9.9
10.1
10.0
9.9
9.8
9.8
9.7
9.7
9.7
9.9
10.1
10.1
10.1

Cents
17.5
17.9
17.8
17.8
17.5
17.6
17.4
17.4
17.3
17.4
17.3
17.2
17-3

Cents
15.4
15.9
15.8
15.7
15.6
15.5
15.4
15.4
15.4
15.2
15.0
14.8
14.6

Cents
31.3
31.2
31.2
31.1
31.1
31.1
31.2
31.2
31.2
31.3
31.5
31.7
31.8

1925: Average for the year— ......................
January..................................... ............
February..................................___.........
March_____________________________
April.......................................................
M ay..................................... ...... ...........
J u n e ..__________ ___________ _____ July............................. ..................... —
August____ _____________ ________ —
September_____ ____________________
October. ............ ...... ................ .............
November_______________ ____ _____
December_____ ____ ______ __________

7.1
5.9
6.3
6.3
6.9
8.7
9.9
9.5
8.0
6.4
5.8
5.7
5.7

10.2
10.2
10.4
10.4
10.4
10.3
10.3
10.3
10.3
10.2
10.0
9.9
9.8

17.3
17.4
17.1
17.3
17.4
17.3
17.3
17.3
17.3
17.3
17.2
17.2
17.1

14.5
14.6
14.6
14.6
14.5
14.5
14.5
14.5
14.4
14.4
14.3
14.2
14.4

32.9
31.7
31.4
31.2
31.2
31.2
31.3
31.5
32.3
34.1
35.5
36.4
36.9

1926: Average for the year________ _______
January__________ _________________
February.__________________________
March________ _____________________
April_______ __________________ ____
M ay_______ _________________ ______
J u n e ..______ ________________ ______
July_______________________________
August_____________________________
September___ _____ _______________
October_______________________ ____
November___________________ ______
December...............................................

6.0
5.9
5.9
5.9
6.3
7.7
7.4
6.8
5.9
5.3
5.0
5.0
5.0

9.3
9.8
9.6
9.4
9.3
9.2
9.2
9.2
9.2
9.1
9.1
9.3
9.3

17.0
17.2
17.2
17.1
17.1
17.1
17.1
17.2
17.2
17.1
16.9
16.5
16.2

14.7
14.5
14.5
14.6
14.6
14.7
14.7
14.8
14.8
14.8
14.8
14.6
14.4

37.0
37.5
37.6
37.6
37.8
37.9
38.1
38.1
38.2
37.2
35.6
34.7
34.1

1927: Average for the year..........................
January.—................................... .........
February____________ ______________
March....................... ................ .............
April____________________ __________
M ay_______________________ _______
Ju n e.-.............. .......................... .........
July_________ ________________ _____
August_______ _______________ _____
September____________________ _____
October........................................ .........
November...............................................
December....................................... ........

6.4
5.5
5.7
5.9
7.4
8.7
8.8
7.8
6.4
5.5
5.0
4.8
4.7

9.3
9.2
9.2
9.1
9.1
9.0
9.3
9.4
9.5
9.6
9.6
9.5
9.5

15.3
16.0
15.8
15.8
15.5
15.4
15.6
15.7
15.5
15.2
14.6
14.1
13.8

14.2
14.4
14.4
14.3
14.3
14.3
14.3
14.4
14.3
14.3
14.2
13.8
13.7

33.4
33.5
33.2
33.0
32.7
32.5
32.3
32.3
32.9
33.9
34.4
34.8
35.0

1928: Average for the year............................
January.—.............................................
February.................................................
March.....................................................
April................................... ...................
M a y ......................................................
J u n e .....................................................
July.......................... .............. ..............
August________ ___________ ________
September- ........... ............................ .
October...................................................
November..............................................
December......... ......................................

6.2
5.1
5.2
6.3
7.4
7.6
6.4
5.9
5.4
5.8
6.1
6.5
7.1

11.8
9.5
10.1
10.7
11.5
12.0
12.3
12.5
12.6
12.7
12.5
12.5
12.8

13.7
13.6
13.6
13.5
13.6
13.6
13.6
13.8
13.8
13.8
13.8
14.0
14.1

13.2
13.7
13.6
13.6
13.6
13.6
13.6
13.6
13.5
13.0
12.4
12.0
11.8

34.3
35.3
35.4
35.4
35.4
35.4
35.3
35.3
34.2
33.3
32.6
32.3
31.9




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11.—A V E R AG E RETA IL PRICES OF 14 FOOD ARTICLES, 1919 TO D E C E M B E R , 1928
UNITED STATES

Year and month

Milk,
evaporat­
ed, 15-16
ounce can

Oleomar­
garine (all Vegetable
lard sub­
butter
ubstitutes), stitute,
pound
pound

Rolled
oats,
pound

Corn
flakes,
8-ounce
package

Wheat
cereal,
28-ounce
package

Maca­
roni,
pound

Toma­
Peas,
Corn,
Beans,
toes,
Cabbage, baked,
canned, canned, canned, Bananas, Oranges,
dozen
dozen
pound No. 2 can No. 2 can No. 2 can
No. 2 can

Average for year___
Average for year___
Average for year___
Average for year___

Cents
18.0
15.4
13.9
12.3

Cents
38.5
38.9
30.2
27.5

Cents
36.3
35.1
22.6
22.5

Cents
8.7
10.8
10.0
8.8

Cents
14.1
14.3
12.6
10.0

Cents
25.4
30.0
29.8
25.8

Cents
19.4
21.1
20.8
20.0

Cents
5.9
6.4
5.0
4.6

Cents
17.6
16.8
14.5
13.3

Cents
19.2
18.5
16.3
15.5

Cents
19.1
19.1
17.8
17.6

Cents
16.2
14.8
12.1
13.4

Cents
38.3
44.2
40.1
36.0

Cents
53.2
63.2
49.6
57.4

1928: Average for year___
January......................
February....................
March........................
April................. .........
M ay....... ...................
June...........................
July............................
August.......... .............
September.............. __
October......................
November...... ...........
December...................

12.2
12.1
12.1
12.2
12.2
12.2
12.2
12.2
12.2
12.2
12.2
12.2
12.2

28.4
27.8
27.8
28.2
28.3
28.3
28.3
28.2
28.3
28.5
28.7
29.2
29.5

22.9
22.3
22.4
22.4
22.6
22.6
22.7
22.8
22.8
23.0
23.5
23.7
24.0

8.8
8.8
8.7
8.8
8.8
8.8
8.8
8.8
8.8
8.8
8.8
8.8
8.8

9.7
9.7
9.7
9.7
9.7
9.7
9.7
9.7
9.7
9.7
9.7
9.7
9.7

24.5
25.0
24.8
24.7
24.6
24.5
24.4
24.4
24.4
24.4
24.4
24.3
24.3

19.7
19.8
19.8
19.8
19.8
19.7
19.7
19.8
19.8
19.7
19.7
19.7
19.6

5.4
4.0
4.7
6.6
8.4
8.0
6.2
5.4
4.8
4.6
4.2
3.9
4.1

13.0
13.1
13.1
13.0
13.0
13.0
13.0
12.9
12.9
12.9
12.9
12.9
12.9

15.4
15.3
15.4
15.4
15.4
15.4
15.4
15.4
15.4
15.5
15.5
15.6
15.6

17.6
17.5
17.4
17.4
17.5
17.5
17.5
17.6
17.6
17.6
17.6
17.7
17.7

12.9
12.7
12.8
12.9
12.9
13.0
13.0
13.0
13.0
12.9
12.9
12.9
12.9

37.8
37.1
36.9
36.7
36.6
37.0
38.1
38.8
38.4
37.8
38.3
33.3
39.1

49.8
46.8
47.1
47.9
50.2
55.3
53.9
53.1
50.9
51.0
51.1
49.0
41.5

1924: Average for year___
January—...................
February. ..................
March.........................
April...........................
M ay............................
June............................
July............................
August........................
September..................
October......................
November..................
December...................

11.5
12.2
12.1
12.1
11.8
11.7
11.6
11.2
11.1
11.1
11.0
11.0
11.0

29.7
29.7
29.8
29.7
29.3
29.2
29.1
29.2
29.6
29.8
30.0
30.2
30.3

24.9
24.3
24.5
24.5
24.5
24.5
24.9
24.7
25.2
25.5
25.5
25.5
25.5

8.9
8.8
8.8
8.8
8.8
8.8
8.8
8.8
8.8
8.9
8.9
9.1
9.0

10.0
9.7
9.7
9.7
9.7
9.7
9.7
9.6
9.6
10.1
10.5
10.7
10.8

24.3
24.3
24.3
24.3
24.3
24.3
24.3
24.3
24.3
24.2
24.4
24.4
24.4

19.6
19.6
19.6
19.5
19.5
19.5
19.5
19.6
19.6
19.6
19.5
19.6
19.8

5.2
4.9
5.4
6.2
7.1
7.7
5.8
5.0
4.3
4.2
3.9
3.7
4.0

12.7
12.9
12.9
12.8
12.7
12.7
12.7
12.6
12.6
12.6
12.6
12.6
12.6

16.0
15.7
15.7
15.7
15.8
15.8
15.8
15.8
15.9
16.0
16.3
16.6
17.1

18.1
17.9
17.9
18.0
18.0
18.1
18.1
18.1
18.2
18.2
18.2
18.3
18.4

13.2
12.9
12.9
12.9
12.9
13.0
13.0
13.2
13.3
13.4
13.5
13.6
13.7

36.9
38.8
38.1
39.0
37.2
36.6
35.8
35.9
35.4
35.2
36.1
37.3
36.9

44.0
40.0
39.5
38.3
40.2
41.6
45.1
45.4
46.1
48.8
50.6
48.9
43.2

1925: Average for year___
January....... ...............
February....................
March........................
April...........................

11.4
11.1
11.2
11.2
11.2

30.4
30.1
30.2
30.1
30.1

25.8
25.3
25.8
25.8
25.9

9.2
9.0
9.2
9.2
9.3

11.0
10.9
11.0
11.0
11.0

24.8
24.5
24.6
24.7
24.6

20.4
20.0
20.3
20.4
20.4

5.1
4.6
5.0
5.2
5.5

12.4
12.5
12.6
12.6
12.6

17.8
17.5
17.7
17.9
18.0

18.4
18.5
18.5
18.5
18.5

13.8
13.8
13.8
13.9
13.9

85.7
33.2
36.8
37.6
37.4

55.6
44.8
44.7
48.3
51.8

1919:
1920:
1921:
1922:




30.0
30.3
29.9
30.3
30.6
30.9
31.2
31.3

25.7
25.8
25.8
25.9
25.9
25.9
25.8
25.7

9.3
9.2
9.2
9.2
9.2
9.2
9.2
9.1

11.0
11.0
11.1
10.9
11.0
11.0
11.0
11.0

24.6
24.6
24.6
24.6
24.8
25.1
25.2
25.3

20.5
20.5
20.5
20.4
20.4
20.5
20.5
20.4

5.6
6.0
6.5
5.5
4.7
4.2
4.2
4.6

12.5
12.4
12.4
12.4
12.4
12.3
12.3
12.3

13.1
13.2
18.3
18.4
18.1
17.4
17.1
16.9

13.5
18.4
18.4
18.4
13.4
18.2
18.1
17.9

13.8
13.8
13.7
13.7
13.5
13.1
12.9
12.7

37.3
36.5
36.2
34.5
34.6
35.1
34.7
35.5

55.5
60.9
61.2
59.8
61.0
64.6
65.5
48.9

1926: Average for y e a r...
January......................
February. ..................
M arch....................
April...........................
M ay............................
Jane........... ................
July.............................
August.____________
September..............
October____________
November..................
December................. .

11.5
11.6
11.6
11.6
11.5
11.5
11.5
11.4
11.4
11.5
11.4
11.4
11.4

30.4
31.3
31.2
30.9
30.5
30.2
30.1
30.2
30.2
30.2
30.3
30.1
29.6

25.7
25.6
25.6
25.6
25.7
25.6
25.8
25.9
25.9
25.9
25.7
25.6
25.4

9.1
9.1
9.1
9.1
9.1
9.1
9.1
9.1
9.0
9.1
9.1
9.1
9.1

10.9
11.0
11.0
11.0
11.0
11.0
10.9
10.9
10.9
10.9
10.9
10.9
10.9

25.4
25.3
25.4
25.4
25.4
25.4
25.4
25.4
25.4
25.4
25.4
25.4
25.4

20.2
20.3
20.3
20.3
20.2
20.3
20.3
20.2
20.2
20.2
20.1
20.1
20.2

5.8
5.6
6.4
7.2
7.4
6.2
6.1
5.1
4.3
4.2
4.0
4.0
4.2

11.9
12.3
12.2
12.1
12.0
11.9
11.9
11.9
11.8
11.7
11.7
11.7
11.7

13.5
16.8
16.7
18.6
16.5
16.5
16.4
16.4
18.4
16.4
16.3
16.3
16.2

17.5
17.8
17.7
17.7
17.6
17.5
17.4
17.4
17.5
17.4
17.4
17.3
17.3

12.1
12.6
12.3
12.2
12.0
11.9
11.9
11.8
11.8
11.8
12.1
12.1
12.2

35.2
35.8
35.7
35.3
35.5
35.4
35.9
35.2
34.5
34.4
34.9
34.9
34.9

50.7
46.9
46.5
47.8
52.6
53.1
50.3
49.6
50.7
50.7
56.0
55.1
49.3

1927: Average for year__
January......................
February....................
March.... ................
April_______________
M ay_____ ____ _____
June........... ............
July.............................
August..... ........... ......
September.................
October......... . . . ........
November..................
December...................

11.5
11.4
11.4
11.4
11.4
11.5
11.5
11.5
11.6
11.6
11.5
11.5
11.5

28.3
29.2
29.0
23.7
28.6
23.4
23.2
23.0
23.0
27.8
27.9
27.9
27.9

25.1
25.2
25.2
25.2
25.1
25.0
25.1
25.0
25.0
25.1
25.2
25.1
25.2

9.0
9.1
9.1
9.1
9.0
9.0
9.0
9.0
9.0
9.0
9.0
9.0
9.0

10.1
10.9
10.9
10.8
10.2
10.1
10.0
9.8
9.7
9.7
9.7
9.7
9.7

25.5
25.5
25.4
25.5
25.4
25.5
25.4
25.4
25.5
25.5
25.5
25.5
25.5

20.1
20.1
211
20.1
20.0
20.0
20.0 ,
20.0
20.1
20.1
29.1
20.0
20.0

5.3
4.7
4.9
5.2
5.5
8.7
9.6
5.5
4.4
4.1
3.9
3.7
3.8

11.5
11.7
11.7
11.6
11.6
11.6
11.5
11.5
11.5
11.4
11.5
11.5
11.4

15.7
16.1
16.1
15.9
15.8
15.6
15.6
15.5
15.6
15.6
15.7
15.7
15.7

16.8
17.2
17.1
17.0
17.0
16.8
16.7
16.7
16.7
16.7
16.7
16.6
16.7

12.0
12.3
12.2
12.2
12.1
12.1
12.0
12.0
12.0
11.9
11.9
11.8
11.8

34.0
34.5
34.7
34.1
34.0
33.9
33.5
33.4
33.7
33.5
33.9
34.4
34.8

50.9
46.9
47.1
46.9
48.3
49.8
49.3
50.2
53.8
55.3
57.8
53.2
52.3

1928: Average for y e a r...
January......................
February. .................
March.........................
April.................... ......
M ay.............. .............
June............................
July.............................
August........................
September................
October.......................
N ovem ber................
December.......... ........

11.3
11.5
11.5
11.2
11.1
11.1
11.1
11.1
11.2
11.3
11.3
11.4
11.4

27.4
27.6
27.6
27.4
27.2
27.3
27.3
27.2
27.3
27.4
27.6
27.6
27.5

24.9
25.0
24.9
24.9
24.9
24.8
24.9
24.9
24.8
24.9
24.9
24.8
24.8

8.9
9.0
9.0
9.0
8.9
8.9
8.9
8.9
8.9
9.0
8.9
8.9
8.9

9.6
9.7
9.7
9.7
9.6
9.5
9.5
9.5
9.5
9.5
9.5
9.5
9.5

25.6
25.6
25.6
25.6
25.6
25.6
25.5
25.6
25.6
25.6
25.6
25.5
25.5

19.8
20.0
20.0
19.9
19.8
19.9
19.8
19.8
19.8
19.8
19.7
19.7
19.7

5.0
4.2
4.5
5.2
6.8
8.2
5.5
4.3
4.1
4.2
4.3
4.3
4.7

11.5
11.4
11.3
11.4
11.4
11.4
11.4
11.5
11.6
11.6
11.6
11.7
11.7

15.9
15.8
15.8
15.9
15.9
15.9
15.9
15.9
15.9
15.9
15.9
15.9
15.9

16.8
16.8
16.8
16.7
16.7
16.8
16.8
16.8
16.7
16.8
18.7
16.7
16.7

11.7
11.7
11.8
11.7
11.7
11.6
11.6
11.6
11.6
11.6
11.8
11.9
12.0

33.2
34.6
34.8
33.8
33.0
32.7
32.5
32.1
31.6
32.7
33.1
33.7
33.5

58.0
51.0
51.0
52.9
55.2
61.9
62.6
62.6
64.2
66.1
64.2
56.5
47.6




TABLES

11.2
11.3
11.4
11.5
11.5
11.5
11.6
11.6

DETAILED

M ay............................
June................... ........
July-------- -------- ------August........................
September.. . ............
October.......................
November..................
December.— .............

54

RETAIL PRICES, 1890 TO 1928
T a b l e 12.—AVE R AG E R E TA IL PRICES OF SPECIFIED FOOD ARTICLES IN EACH

ATLANTA, GA.
1927
Article

Unit

Sirloin steak....... . Pound.
Round steak____ —do___
Rib roast............ . —do___
Chuck roast....... . —do___

24.0
21.1
19.1
14.9

Cts.
40.9
36.1
32.4
24.5

Cts.
40.8
36.5
32.0
24.3

Cts.
40.8
36.8
32.5
24.6

Cts.
41.0
36.4
31.8
24.4

Cts.
41.9
37.8
32.3
24.6

Cts.
42.2
37.8
32.2
24.6

Cts.
42.4
37.8
33.0
24.6

Cts.
43.1
38.9
33.0
25.0

Cts.
43.9
40.1
32.8
25.2

Cts.
44.6
40.3
33.3
25.2

Cts.
43.5
39.2
32.8
25.8

Cts.
43.5
38.5
33.0
25.5

Cts.
42.4
38.0
32.6
24.9

Plate beef........... .
Pork chops..........
Bacon, sliced___
Ham, sliced_____

—d o . . . .
—do----—do___
—do-----

10.1
23.1
31.7
29.8

13.9
36.1
46.6
58.5

14.1
35.1
46.5
58.1

13.8
35.0
46.2
58.1

15.0
35.4
45.7
58.5

15.2
35.4
45.6
57.5

15.2
34.5
44.3
56.8

15.2
33.4
44.9
55.7

15.2
35.1
44.5
56.4!

15.2
37.9
44.0
55.7

15.7
38.9
45.4
55.7

15.5
36.2
45.2
55.4

149
33.8
43.9
52.9

14.9
35.6
45.2
56.6

Lamb, leg of........
Hens....................
Salmon, canned,
red.
Milk, fresh.........

—do----- 20.1 41.3 40.4 41.0 39.7 40.3 40.6 40.9 40.3 40.2 40.8 40.2 39.4 40.4
—do___ 20.2 37.0 37.1 37.8 36. 36.3 34.1 33.7 33.2 34.5 36.5 36.1 36.8 35.8
34.0 33.8 33.4 33.6 33.4 33.6 33.6 340 342 340 34 0 34.5 33.8
—do----Quart—

10.2 19.0 18.0 18.0 18.0 18.0 18.0 18.0 18.0 18.0 18.0 18.0 18.0 18.1

Milk, evaporated. Can L Butter.................. Pound.
O leom argarine . . . d o - .
(all butter sub­
stitutes).

13.4 13.4 13.3 13.2 13.3 13.5 13.4 13.5 13.5 13.6 13.5 13.5 13.4
39.9 60.5 59.7 60.5 60.8 56.4 54.7 54.1 52.9 53.6 55.9 56.7 58.0 57.0
27.9 27.2 27.2 26.7 26.9 27.7 26.8 26.2 26.2 27.1 27.3 26.9 27.0

Cheese.............. .
Lard.....................
V e g e ta b le lard
substitute.
Eggs,strictly fresh

...d o -.
...d o -.
...d o -.

25.0 37.3 36.9 36.5 36.5 36.3 36.3 36.2 36.2 36.8 37.1 37.9 38.2 36.9
15.4 20.2 19.1 18.7 18.3 18.2 18.3 18.8 19.0 19.7 20.5 19.4 19.2 19.1
21.4 21.3 21.0 21.0 21.0 21.8 21.9 21.9 22.3 22.5 22. 22.4 21.8

Eggs, storage.......
Bread...................
Flour....................
Corn meal......... —

. ..d o .- .
Pound.
...d o —
...d o —

Rolled oats...........
Corn flakes...........
Wheat cereal-Macaroni.........

...d o ----8-oz. pkg.
28-oz.pkg
Pound

Rice...............
Beans, navy..
Potatoes.........
Onions............

—d o...d o —
...d o ----...d o ..

9.3 10.1
8.6 10.5 10.5
10.3 10.1 10.5 10.5 10.3 9.8 10.0
10.2 10.4 10.0 10.2 10.2 10.2 10.4 10.2 10.7 10.5 10.8 10.7 10.4
2.2 4.8 4.8 4.7 5.1 5.5 8.6 5.4 4.4 4 2 4.1 4.1 4.0 5.0
7.8 8.0 7.9 8.6 9.1 9.3 8.7 7.7 7.8 7.3 7.1 6.7 8.0

Cabbage..........
Beans, baked—
Corn, canned—
Peas, canned..

... do— No. 2 can
...d o___
...d o-----

5.8 5.5 5.2 5.3 5.3 6.2 6.3 5.4 4.9 5.0 4.7 4.7 5.4
12.0 11.5 11.5 11.4 11.4 11.4 11.1 11.1 11.3 11.4 11.4 11.0 11.4
17.5 18.1 17.8 17.8 18.2 18.2 18.2 18.2 18.2 18.2 18.0 17.7 18.0
19.7 19.7 19.2 19.6 19.7 19.3 19.7 20.1 20.1 19.7 19.7 19.7 19.7

Tomatoes, canned
Sugar, granulated.
T e a ...................
Coffee.................

...d o —
11.3 11.4 11.8 12.0 11.6 11.5 11.5 11.5 11.5 11.1 11.1 10.8 11.4
Pound.. 5.7 8.0 7.9 7.8 7.7 7.6 7.7 7.8 7.6 7.7 7.7 7.7 7.5 7.7
— do___ 60.0 105.9 105.9 105.9 105.9 105.6 104.1 103.8 103. 102.6 103.3 103.1 103. 104.4
— do___ 32.0 51.5 51.5 51.3 50.2 49.8 49.2 49.6 49.6 48.5 48.2 48.2 48.6 49.7

Dozen__ 29.2 52.2 37.2 33.1 32.7 32.2 33.1 36.7 40.6 47.4 54.3 57.0 59.5 43.0

Prunes................ — do— .
Raisins...............
d o ...
Bananas.............. Dozen.,
Oranges.............. —d o .-I
* 15-16 ounces.




.

39.0
45.0 443 46.0
5.9 10.8 10.8 10 10.8 10.8 10
10.8 10.8 10.8 10.8 10. 10.8 10.8
3.6 6.6 6.5 6.5 6.5 6.3 6.5 6.5 6.5 6.5 6.5 6.4 6.4 6.5
2.5 3.9 3.8 3.7 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.9 3.9 4 1 4.1 4.1 4 1 3.9

.

9.5
9.6 9.6 9.6 9.4 9.3 9.5 9.3
9.4 9.4 9.4
11.9 11.8 11.5 10.0 9.8 9.8 9.8
9.8 9.8 9.8 10.0 10.3
26.4 26.4 26.4 26.2 26.2 26.2 26.2 26.8 26.4 26.6 27.3 27.1 26.5
21.9 21.7 21.4 21.7 21.7 21.7 21.7 21.7 21.7 21.7 21.4 21.6 21.7

17.5
16.4
27.3
35.8

17.5
16.4
29.1
35.8

17.2
16.5
29.5
36.3

17.2
16.3
29.1
38.8

17.2
16.2
29.5
43.6

17.2
16.3
29.5
45.9

17.8
16.3
29.5
49.8

17.8
16.3
27.5
51.6

16.4
16.3
29.0
53.1

14.9
15.9
29.0
53.2

14.8
15.5
28.6
41.2

14.3
15.3
28.2
38.1

16.7
16.1
28.8
43.6

55

DETAILED TABLES
OP 51 CITIES, 1913, 1927, A N D 1928, A N D EACH M ON TH OP 1927 A N D 1928
ATLANTA, GA.
1928
Article

Unit

Sirloin steak.
Round steak—
Rib roast_______
Chuck roast. . .

O s.
24.0
21.1
19.1
14.9

a s.
42.1
38.3
32.6
25.6

O s.
42.0
38.3
33.1
25.6

a s.
42.4
38.3
32.6
26.4

a s.
44.2
40.6
35.0
28.6

a s.
44.3
40.6
35.1
28.2

O s.
44.8
41.5
36.8
28.9

a s.
46.0
42.9
36.5
30.0

a s.
47.3
42.9
36.1
29.5

O s.
49.1
44.1
36.1
30.2

O s.
48.1
43.4
35.3
29.7

O s.
45.6
41.7
35.1
28.5

Plate beef____
Pork chops...........
Bacon, sliced.......
Ham, sliced..........

10.1
23.1
31.7
29.8

15.6
31.1
44.2
52.1

16 9
29.9
43.3
50.8

16.8
28.5
41.9
53.3

17.9
31.3
41.4
50.8

18.4
35.4
41.4
50.4

19.1
34.9
40.6
50.8

19.5
35.8
40.8
52.5

20.0 19.3 19.8 19.6
37.1 39.8 37.9 33.9
43.1 44.2 44.5 42.5
54.2 55.4 54.6 56.3

19.6
32.5
40.9
56.3

18.5
34.0
42.4
53.1

Lamb, leg of_____
Hens__................
Salmon, canned,
red.
Milk, fresh_____ Quart.

20.1 38.3 37.9 39.5 41.3 42.5 42.9 41.5 41.3 40.5 40.1 39.1 39.7 40.4
20.2 36.4 36.6 35.0 35.9 34.9 34.7 34.4 33.5 35.0 36.1 36.9 36.3 35.5

Milk, evaporated
Butter................ .
Oleom argarine
(all butter sub­
stitutes).

13.5 13.8 13.1 13.1 13.3 13.2 13.2 13.4 13.5 13.5 13.8 14.0 13.5
39.9 57.8 57.0 58.2 57.6 56.8 56.4 56.5 57.2 58.5 58.9 59.4 59.5 57.8
26.9 27.2 27.1 26.1 26.5 25.7 26.0 26.4 26.5 27.6 28.4 28.4 26.9

Rolled oats___
Com flakes...........
Wheat cereal____
Macaroni-............

a s.
48.8
45.4
35.9
30.0

35.0 35.6 35.6 34.3 34.3 34.8 34.8 34.9

34.6 34.0 34.3 35.6

10.2 18.0 18.0 18.0 18.0 18.0 16.5 16.5 16.5 16.5 16.5 16.5 16.5 17.1

25.0 38.0 37.8 36.6 35.8
Cheese...... ...........
15.4 18.7 17.9 16.7 17.2
Lard__..................
V egetable lard
21.9 21.5 21.8 21.8
substitute.
Eggs, strictly fresh Dozen __ 29.2 56.7 43.3 33.9 33.1
w , storage........
w
B read ............
Flour ...............
Com meal.......

O s.
48.3
44.6
36.4
29.5

35.0 35.6 35.5 35.5 36.7 36.7
37.4 36.5
17.5 18.0 17.6 18.0 18.8 18.6 18.9 18.9 18.1
21.8 21.9 21.8 22.5 21.5 21.5 22.2 22.9 21.9
35.3

40.0 43.0 45.5 50.5 54.1 55.8 44.0

43.0 45.8 45.7
46.5 49.0
5.9 10.8 10.8 10.8 10.8 10.8 10.8 10.8 10.8 10.8 10.8 10.8 10.8 10.8
3.6 6.3 6.3 6.4 6.5 6.8 6.8 6.8 6.7 6.5 6.6 6.7 6.6 6.6
2.5 4.0 4.0 4.1 4.1 4.5 4.2 4.3 4.3 4.3 4.3 4.4 4.4 4.2
—.do___
8-oz. pkg.
28-oz.pkg.
Pound.

9.9 9.6 9.6 9.6 9.5 9.5 9.1 9.1 9.1 8.8 9.5 9.7 9.4
9.7 9.7 9.7 9.7 9.7 9.7 9.7 9.7 9.9 9.7 9.8 9.8 9.7
26.6 26.6 26.6 26.6 26.6 26.6 26.6 26.6 26.3 26.3 26.7 26.5 26.6
21.3 21.3 21.3 21.3 21.3 21.3 21.3 21.3 21.0 21.0 21.8 21.8 21.3

Rice..
Beans, navy___
Potatoes..
Onions__

9.0 8.9 8.9 8.9 8.9 8.9 9.1 8.9 9.2 9.4 9.5 10.0 9.1
10.3 10.7 11.2 12.4 13.0 12.8 13.0 13.1 13.3 13.7 14.1 15.1 12.7
4.1 4.1 4.4 4.8 4.9 4.2 3.2 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.9
7.4 8.3 9.6 9.3 8.0 7.5 7.5 7.5 7.6 8.6 8.9 8.1

Cabbage__
Beans, baked____
Corn, canned
Peas, canned.

5.3 5.0 5.1 6.7 7.7 5.7 4.1 4.9 4.6 4.8 5.0 5.6 5.4
11.0 10.7 11.0 10.6 10.5 10.5 10.7 11.0 11.0 11.3 11.8 11.5 11.0
17.5 17.5 17.5 17.6 17.6 17.6 17.5 17.6 17.5 17.4 17.9 18.8 17.7
18.9 18.9 18.9 19.0 19.0 19.0 19.2 19.2 19.2 19.2 20.9 19.7 19.3

Tomatoes, canned
Sugar, granulated
Tea..... .................
Coffee__________

10.3 10.3 10.3 10.2 10.3 10.2 10.2 10.4 10.4 11.2 11.7 11.8 10.6
7.4 7.4 7.5 7.6 7.7 7.7 7.7 7.8 7.5 7.5 7.4 7.4 7.6
105.9 106.1 104.3 106.3 106.3106.3 105.9 105.9 105.9 103.9 106.4 108.2 106.0
|
48.9 48.8 48.8 48.8 48.7 49.0 49.0 49.6 49.8 50.3 52.2 52.8 49.7

Prunes...... ...........
Raisins.............. —
Bananas...............
Oranges................
115-16 ounces.




13.7
15.4
28.1
41.8

14.1
15.4
28.8
42.3

14.1
15.4
29.4
44.5

14.8
15.0
29.4
49.5

14.71 14.7
15.0, 15.0
28.9129.4
55.5 62.8
!

14.4
15.0
27.8
62.7

14.9
15.0
27.2
63.4

14.9
14.3
29.4
63.2

14.9
13.0
29.4
50.8

15.2
13.2
28.9
36.7

15.9
13.6
28.6
34.4

14.7
14.6
28.8
50.6

56

RETAIL PRICES, 1890 TO 1928
T a b l e 13.—A V E RAG E R E TA IL PRICES OF SPECIFIED FOOD ARTICLES IN EACH

Article

Unit

Average for 1
year 1 1
93
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BALTIMORE, M D.

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Sirloin steak_____
Round steak........
Rib roast..............
Chuck roast.........

Pound....d o ____
...d o .......
...d o .......

Cts.
23 0
21.5
18.3
15.6

Cts.
37 1
34.6
29.2
21.2

Cts.
38.2
35.1
29.5
21.4

Cts.
37.9
35.3
29.5
21.9

Cts.
39.7
36.5
30.8
22.7

Cts.
41.0
37.1
31.0
23.2

Cts.
41.0
37.2
30.9
23.1

Cts.
41.5
37.5
31.5
23.5

Cts.
41.5
38.5
31.6
23.4

Cts.
41.4
38.1
31.2
23.1

Cts.
41.3
37.6
31.5
23.4

Cts.
40.7
37.9
31.9
24.1

Cts.
41.5
38.3
32.5
24.6

Cts.
40.2
37.0
30.9
23.0

Plate beef.............
Pork chops...........
Bacon, sliced.......
Ham, sliced.........

...d o .......
...d o .......
— do.......
— do.......

12.4
19.1
23.1
30.5

14.6
35.6
43.1
58.3

14.7
35.1
42.9
58.2

15.1
35.3
42.8
57.6

15.4
36.8
43.0
57.9

15.8
35.9
41.9
56.9

15.6
34.1
42.1
56.9

15.5
33.8
43.0
57.7

15.6
37.7
42.7
57.7

15.6
39.4
42.1
56.5

16.3
40.7
41.7
57.1

16.6
32.5
42.1
56.0

17.5
30.5
40.0
53.8

15.7
35.6
42.3
57.1

Lamb, leg of........
Hens....................
Salmon, canned,
red.
Milk, fresh... ____

...d o ....... 18.4 36.6 36.6 37.9 40.1 40.7 41.5 39.9 38.9 37.8 38.2 37.9 37.7 38.7
— do____ 21.3 39.8 40.5 40.3 39.7 39.7 37.3 37.3 37.1 37.2 37.6 38.1 37.8 38.5
— do.......
30.3 29.8 29.8 29.7 29.6 29.4 28.9 29.7 ; 31.4 32.1 32.6 33.1 30.5
Quart—

8.8 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0

Milk, evaporated. Can i___
11.3 11.3 11.2 11.4 11.3 11.3 11.3 11.3 11.3 11.4 11.4 11.5 11.3
Butter.................. Pound
39.7 63.9 62.8 63.8 63.5 59.4 56.4 55.5 55.6 57.3 60.3 61.0 62.5 60.2
O leom argarine -__do.......
29.9 29.9 29.6 29.5 28.9 28.8 28.0 28.1 27.1 27.4 28.0 27.8 28.6
(all butter sub­
stitutes).
Cheese..................
Lard.....................
Vegetable lard
substitute.
Eggs,strictlyfresh.

...d o ....... 22.8 36.2 35.4 35.2 34.9 35.1 35.0 35.1 35.5 36.4 36.8 37.0 37.3 35.8
...d o ....... 14.5 18.1 17.5 17.5 17.1 16.6 16.9 17.1 17.7 17.9 18.6 18.5 18.1 17.6
...d o ____
23.0 22.9 23.0 22.3 22.4 22.3 22.4 22.4 22.7 23.1 22.9 22.6 22.7

Eggs, storage.......
Bread__________
Flour....................
Com meal— .......

— do____
Pound..
...d o ____
...d o .......

Rolled oats______
Corn flakes...........
Wheat cereal........
Macaroni ___

_._do........
8-oz. pkg_ ....
28-oz.pkg
Pound..

Rice__...................
Beans, navy.........
Potatoes...............
Onions.................

— do___
9.0
...d o .......
— do....... " 1 .8
— do.......

Cabbage...............
Beans, baked.......
Corn, canned.......
Peas, canned........

— do....... ------ 5.2 5.5 6.3 6.1 9.2 8.1 4 2 3.9 3.5 3.8 3.1 3.4 5.2
No. 2 can
10.6 10.5 10.5 10.4 10.6 10.4 10.3 10.4 10.4 10.8 10.8 10.8 10.5
— do.......
14.6 14.9 14.6 14.3 14.4 14.2 14.3 14.4 14.4 14.7 14.8 14.5 14.5
— do.......
14.8 14.8 14.5 14.7 14.7 14.5 14.5 14.5 14.8 15.0 15.0 14.8 14.7

Tomatoes,canned.
Sugar, granulated.
Tea........ .............
Coffee................. .

— do.......
10.9 10.9 10.7 10.6 10.8 10.7 10.7 10.6 10.3 10.5 10.3 10.4 10.6
Pound. . "4 .9 6.6 6.7 6.5 6.3 6.5 6.5 6.7 6.4 6.4 6.4 6.5 6.4 6.5
...d o ....... 56.0 73.0 73.5 73.4 73.2 73.0 73.0 73.4 73.1 73.6 73.4 73.0 71.6 73.1
...d o ....... 24.9 46.2 45.7 44.5 43.5 43.5 43.3 43.1 42.7 42.7 43.0 43.8 44.2 43.9

Prunes.................
Raisins.................
Bananas...............
Oranges...... .........

— do.......
— do....... ...........
Dozen. _
...d o ___

Dozen__ 30.2 58.8 44.0 33.8 30.5 30.3 30.3 32.6 36.4 43.3 53.3 61.8 60.0 42.9

115-16 ounces.




5.4
3.2
2.5

39.7 41.5 39.5
42.9 32.3
9.8 8.8 "~9.9 "9 .9 ”9.9 ""§."9 "~9.9 "§.’ 9 ~ 9 .9 9.9 9.8 9.8
5.2 5.2 5.2 5.2 5.2 5.3 5.3 5.3 5.2 5.3 5.1 5.1
4.0 3.9 4.0 4.0 3.9 4.1 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.1

§r§

5.2
4.1

8.1 8.1 8.1 8.1 8.2 8.2 8.2 8.2 8.2 8.3 8.3 8.2 8.2
10.0 10.0 9.9 9.1 9.1 9.0 9.1 9.1 9.1 9.1 9.2 9.2 9.3
24.2 24.5 24.4 24.1 24.2 24.2 24.1 24.4 24.2 24.5 24.6 24.6 24.3
18.8 19.0 19.0 18.9 19.3 19.1 19.0 19.0 18.9 19.4 19.3 19.2 19.1
9.8
8.1
4.3
5.4

13.7
12.9
26.4
41.6

9.6
8.2
3.9
5.3

12.9
13.0
27.3
42.9

9.5
8.1
3.7
6.0

13.2
12.9
25.9
41.3

9.5
7.9
3.6
6.5

13.1
13.0
25.0
46.1

9.5
8.0
4.9
9.1

13.2
12.9
25.0
50.0

9.5
8.1
5.6
8.8

13.1
13.0
25.0
49.9

9.7
8.4
3.4
6.9

13.3
13.0
24.5
50.8

9.8
8.2
3.0
5.7

13.2
13.2
26.4
55.6

9.6
8.5
3.1
5.0

13.0
12.9
23.6
5 .* 1
6

9.5
8.7
3.1
4.2

12.4
13.0
25.8
57.7

9.5
8.7
3.0
4.1

12.0
12.6
26.2
50.8

9.7
8.6
2.9
4.2

11.7
12.7
26.3
49.9

9.6
8.3
3.7
5.9

12.9
12.9
25.6
49.4

57

DETAILED TABLES
GF 51 CITIES, 1913, 1927, A N D 1928, A N D EACH M O N TH OF 1927 A N D 1928—Continued
BALTIMORE, M D.
1928
Article

:§
be-1

Unit

Pound_
Sirloin steak—
Round steak____ ...do___
Rib roast, .......... —do—
Chuck roast------- __do___

Cts.
23.0
21.5
18.3
15.6

Cts.
42.3
39.3
33.2
24.8

Cts.
43.1
39.2
33.0
24.9

Cts.
42.8
39.0
32.8
24.9

Cts.
42.7
39.3
33.4
25.3

Cts.
43.2
39.8
33.7
25.5

Cts.
46.4
42.4
35.5
28.0

Cts.
48.7
44.7
35.5
29.5

Cts.
50.7
46.5
36.6
30.4

Cts.
51.3
46.9
36.9
30.7

<Cts.
47.2
43.4
36.3
30.

Cts.
45.7
42.1
36.2
28.5

—do___
—do___
—do___
—do___

12.4
19.1
23.1
30.5

17.3
28.6
39.7
52.0

18.0
26.3
39.5
52.7

18.4
25.0
38.0
51.2

18.3
28.6
37.5
50.5

18.5
33.5
38.2
51.6

19.0
33.1
38.7
52.4

19.0
37.5
38.9
54.4

20.1
40.5
40.0
56.4

21.5
44.2
40.5
57.2

21.7
34.5
40.6
57.2

21.2 20.9 19.5

Plate beef_______
Pork chops...........
Bacon, sliced____
Ham, sliced_____

Cts.
45.1
41.2
34.6
27.7

Cts.
45.8
42.0
34.8
27.5

33.4 26.9 32.7
39.1 37.8 39.0
55.9 54.9 53.9

Lamb, leg of------ __d o ....
Hens................... — do— .
Salmon, canned, ...do___
red.
Milk, fresh......... Quart—

18.4 37.3 36.9 37.8 39.7 40.7 42.5 40.2 39.3 38.8 37.4 36.3 35.7 38.6
21.3 38.5 39.4 39.5 39.7 39.3 38.7 39.7 38.6 40.2 39.8 40.3 39.8 39.5
32.9 33.3 33.7 33.4 33.6 33.8 33.8 32.0 31.3 30.6 28.9 28.9 32.2

Milk, evaporated. Can i__
Butter..... ............. Pound.
O leom argarine ..d o ___
(all butter sub­
stitutes).

11.4 11.3 11.1 11.1 11.0 11.1 11.0 11.1 11.0 11.1 11.1 10.9 11.1
39.7 62.9 61.2 60.9 60.4 59.3 58.8 58.8 59.2 60.9 61.1 60.5 61.9 60.5
27.3 27.5 27.5 27.2 27.3 27.6 27.6 27.4 27.7 27.6 27.6 28.1 27.5

8.8 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0

Cheese................ ,_do___ 22.8 38.3 38.1 36.9 36.3
L a r d ................. ...d o ___ 14.5 17.1 16.8 16.3 16.2
V egetable la rd — do___
22.8 23.2 23.1 23.2
substitute.
Egs, strictly fresh. Dozen__ 30.2 56.6 46.3 34.5 33.5
Eggs, storage........
Bread..............
Flour....................
Corn meal—.........

— do......
Pound. .
— do._
_
..d o___

Rolled oats___
Com flakes...........
Wheat cereal...
Macaroni.........

...do___
8-oz.pkg.
28-oz.pkg.
Pound. .

Rice....................
Beans, navy.......
Potatoes_______
Onions................

43.4 41.3
5.4 9.6 9.6
3.2 5.0 5.0
2.5 4.1 4.0

..d o ___
9.0
—d o..__
._do___ ’ I.‘ 8
..d o___

Cabbage.............. ...d o ___
Beans, baked....... No. 2 can
Com, canned....... —do___
Peas, canned....... —do__

9.6
5.0
4.0

9.6
5.0
4.1

36.0 36.0 36.3 37.0 37.5 37.6 37.1 36.8 37.0
16.4 16.4 16.5 17.2 18.5 18.5 17.6 16.4 17.0
22.9 23.0 22.3 22.9 23.0
22.8 23.3 23.3
36.1 37.3 39.2 41.0 46.4 51.5 59.0 59.0 45.0
9.6
5.2
4.0

9.6
5.2
4.1

9.6
5.2
4.0

5.1
4.0

4.9
4.1

40.8 41.4 40.2
8.6 8.6 8.5
4.8 4.7 4.7
4.2 4.2 4.2

9.3
5.0
4.1

8.1 8.2 8.1 8.1 8.0 8.1 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.0 8.0 8.0 8.1
9.1 9.1 9.1 8.8 8.9 8.6 8.6 8.6 8.6 8.7 8.6 8.6 8.8
24.3 24.4 24.4 24.2 24.4 24.2 24.0 24.0 24.3 24.3 24.2 24.2 24.2
19.1 19.5 19.1 19.5 19.4 19.0 18.9 18.8 19.2 19.3 18.9 19.0 19.1
9.5 9.5 9.5 9.3 9.2 9.0 8.8 8.9 9.0 8.9 8.7 8.8 9.1
8.9 10.0 10.7 11.1 11.7 11.9 12.0 12.0 12.1 12.3 12.1 12.4 11.4
2.9 3.0 3.2 3.2 3.6 2.8 1.8 1.8 1.9 1.9 1.7 1.8 2.5
5.0 5.0 6.2 7.0 8.3 5.9 5.9 4.9 7.0 7.0 6.6 7.1 6.3
3.6 4.6 5.6 8.0 9.0 4.4 3.5 3.7 4.6 4.7 4.1 4.4 5.0
10.9 10.9 10.9 10.8 10.8 10.8 10.8 10.9 10.7 10.8 10.8 10.8 10.8
14.8 14.8 15.0 14.9 14.8 15.0 15.5 15.2 15.4 16.5 16.2 16.3 15.4
14.7 14.6 14.6 14.6 14.7 14.9 14.8 14.7 15.1 14.9 14.7 15.0 14.8

Tomatoes, canned.
Sugar, granulated.
Tea...... ................
Coffee.............

- d o ___
10.2 10.3 10.5 10.5 10.0 10.2 10.1 10.2 10.2 10.5 10.8 10.7 10.4
Pound.. 4.9 6.5 6.5 6.4 6.4 6.5 6.5 6.5 6.3 6.1 5.9 5.8 5.7 6.3
—do___ 56.0 72.5 72.8 71.9 72.7 71.0 72.7 72.3 72.3 73.5 73.6 73.0 73.4 72.6
__do._
24.9 44.2 44.3 44.2 44.4 44.6 44.9 45.1 45.2 44.8 44.8 44.9 45.0 44.7

Prunes...........
Raisins...........
Bananas.........
Oranges_____

...d o___
...d o ___
Dozen__
...d o ___

*15-16 ounces.




11.2 11.5 11.5 11.5
12.7 12.7 12.9 13.0
25.1 25.2 25.5 24.6
49.4 47.5 50.5 52.4

11.4
12.5
23.9
62.2

11.5 11.5 11.5 11.9 11.8 11.7
12.8 12.7 12.6 12.4 11.0 10.8
23.6 23.7 23.7 24.5 24.5 24.0
62. 60.5
65.1 63.1 50.4

11.7
10.4
23.5
41.8

11.6

12.2
24.3
55.8

58

RETAIL PRICES, 1890 TO 1928
T a b l e 1 3 .— AVERAG E B E T AIL PRICES OP SPECIFIED FOOD ARTICLES IN EACH

BIRMINGHAM, ALA.
1927
Article

Sirloin steak.......
Round steak___
Rib roast............
Chuck roast.......

Unit

Pound. .
—do----—do----..d o ___

Plate beef............. — do___
Pork chops........... —do___
Bacon, sliced____ - d o ___
Ham, sliced.......... — do-----

Cts.
41.6
35.
29.9
24.4

Cts.
42.4
36.7
29.9
23.9

Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts.
42.2 42.1 42.5 42.5 42.5 41.9
36.3
37.0 36.8 36.8 36.2
30.2 30.4 30.4 29.6
31.1
23.8 24.0 23.3 23.5 23.3 23.4

14.7
35.0
47.1
55.3

15.0
32.
47.3
54.7

15.5
33.7
47.1
55.0

15.
34.9
4.80
55.0

Cts.
41.4
35.4
28.9

10.3
20.9
33.4
30.9

14.5
35.8
47.6
55.3

14.7
36.6
48.7
56.3

14.7
35.6
48.6
56.4

15.0
35.6
47.8
55.6

Lamb, leg of........ — do.___ 21.7
40.0
Hens.... .............. . —do___ 18.6 37.0 36.7 36.8
Salmon, canned, —do___
35.4 35.4 35.1
red.
Milk, fresh_____ Quart— 10.2 18.0 17.0 17.0
Milk, evaporated. Can*__
Butter.................. Pound.
O leom argarine — do___
(all butter sub­
stitutes).

Cts.
41.3
35.
29.1
22.6 23.1

Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts.
26.9 41.6 41.7 41.4
22.0 35.5 36.4 35.7
20.0 28.7 28.8 28.5
16.4 22.6
23.2

...do___
Pound.
. . . d o ....
— do___

...d o ......
Rolled oats___
Corn flakes....... . 8-oz.pkg.
Wheat cereal..
28-oz.pkg.
Pound
Macaroni-------

15.3
38.2
46.4
55.3

15.4
36.
46.3
53.8

15.3
34.4
45.3
53.0

15.0
35.5
47.3
55.1

40.0 41.3 40.4 42.1 42.2 41.6 42. 40.9 40.9 40.8
35.3 35.3 33.4 33.5 33.2 31.6 34.2 33.4 33.5 34.5
35.0 33.2 33.5 33.9 33.9 34.2 34.7 35.6 36.3 34.7
17.0 16.3 16.3 16.3 16.3 16.7 16.7 16.7 18.3 16.8

12.5 12.6 12.5 12.4 12.6 12.6 12.6 12.6 12.8 12.6 12.6 12.4 12.6
41.7 61.7 61.6 62.1 61.6 57.7 56.1 56.8 55.1 56.2 58.0 58. 59.0 58.7
34.1 34.1 33.4 33.0 33.3 32.2 32.3 32.2 32.5 32. 32. 32.0 32.9

Cheese................ __ do-__ 22.6 37.6 37.4 36.8 36.2 35.9 36.5 36.2
Lard................... . — do_
_
15.6 21.1 20.1 20.5 20.4 19.9 19. 19.6
V egetable lard — do.__
22.5 23.0 22.6 22.2 22.1 22.1 22.2
substitute.
Eggs, strictly fresh Dozen.. 30.6 54.3 43.0 33.0
32.1 32.5 35.5
Eggs, storage........
Bread..............
Flour...............
Corn meal______

14.2
36.9
47.0
55.3

36.5 36.7 39.2 38.9 39. 37.3
19.3 18.9 19.8 19. 18.9 19.8
21.7 21.8 22.2 22.1 22.0 22.2
37.5 42.9 48.1 53.8 57.3 41.9

43.3
40.0 43.7 42.6
5.4 10.4 10.4 10.4 10.4 10.4 10.4 10.4 10.3 10.3 10.3 10.4 10.4 10.4
3.7 6.8 6.8 6.7 6.7 6.6 6.6 6.6 6.7 6.7 6.7 6.7 6.6 6.7
2.3 4.1 4.0 4.0 3.9 4.0 4.0 4.2 4.3 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.1
10.2
12.4
27.0
18.9

10.0
12.4
27.1
18.9

10.0
12.1
27.1
18.8

10.0 9.8 10.1 9.9 10.1 10.1
11.0 10.8 11.1 11.1 11.1 10.6
27.4 27.4 27.6 27.6 27.7 27.7
18.9 18.9 18.9 19.1 18.8 18.8

.

.

10 10.3 10.2
10.5 10.5 10.5
27.7 27.7 27.
18.8 18.8 18.9

10.1
11.2

27.5
18.9

8.2 11.1 10.7 10.8 10. 10.5 10.5 11.0 10.8 10
10.7 10.5 10.4 10.7
10.8 10.7 10.2 10.0 10.0 10.1 10.1 10.2 10.2 10.4 10.3 10.4 10.3
2.1 5.2 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.9
5.5 5.0 4.8 4.7 4.5 4.4 5.1
7.3 7.4 7.4 8.1 9.1 8.9 8.9 8.6 7.5 6.7 6.5 6.7 7.8

Rice.................... .
Beans, navy....... .
Potatoes...............
Onions.................

.do...
.d o___
.do___
.do___

Cabbage..........
Beans, baked____
Corn, canned.......
Peas, canned........

...d o___
No. 2 can
... do__.
...d o___

Tomatoes, canned
Sugar, granulated.
Tea..................
Coffee..............

.—do..
11.4 11.5 11.6 11.1 10.9 10.9 11.3 11.1 10.5 10.9
Pound.. 5.4 7.9 7.9 7.9 7.9 7.9 7.9 7.8 7.8 7.8 7.7
.—do....... 61.3 96.4 96.2 96.2 96.2 96.2 96.2 95.6 96.3 9.60 98.5
.—do___ 25.8 53.8 53.1 53.1 53.4 52.7 52.2 51.8 51.6 51.4 51.2

10.9 11.0 11.1
7.8 7.5 7.8
96.2 98.8 96.6
50.9 51.1 52.2

Prunes.............
Raisins............
Bananas..........
Oranges...........

— do— .
...d o .......
Dozen.
. . . do....

17.4 17.1 18.2
15.0 15.0 14.9
37.5 37.7 37.7
46.7
46.5

*15-16 ounces.




6.0

5.9

5.8

5.8

5.6

5.8

6.2

5.9

5.4

5.3

5.2

5.2

5.7

11.6 12.0 11.7 11.6 11.7 11.7 11.5 11.7 11.3 11.8 11.9 11.8 11.7

18.1 18.0 17.7 17.5 16.8 16.4 15.9 16.1 16.0 16.8 16.8 16.6 16.9
20.5 20.5 20.8 21.1 20.8 20.8 20.4 19.9 20.2 21.0 21.3 20.8 20.7

18.3
15.3
37.7
41.1

18.4
15.1
37.5
41.5

18.6
15.0
37.5
41.2

18.2
14.7
37.5
42.9

18.1
14.7
37.5
46.1

17.9
14.7
37.9
46.9

19.1
14.9
38.1
49.9

19.2
14.7
37.3
50.9

18.5
14.7
37.8
53.4

17.8
15.0
37.8
53.2

59

DETAILED TABLES
OF 51 CITIES, 1913, 1927, A N D 1928, AN D EACH M ON TH OF 1927 AND 1928—Continued
BIRMINGHAM, ALA.

Unit

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Round steak____
Rib roast________
Chuck roast_____

Pound .
— do___
__ do____
_ „d o ___

Cts.
26.9
22.0
20.0
16.4

cts.
42 5
36.8
30.7
23.9

Cts.
43.0
37.8
30.5
24.5

Cts.
43.0
37.3
30.5
24.7

Cts.
43.5
37.8
30.6
24.6

Cts.
46.3
39.5
32.5
25.9

Cts.
46.6
40.0
32.3
27.0

Cts.
49.2
41.3
34.5
28.7

Cts.
52.0
44.6
35.2
29.6

Cts.
51.1
43.2
34.8
29.0

Cts.
50.6
43.4
34.9
29.8

Cts.
50.2
42.6
34.5
28.7

Cts.
49.4
42.1
33.9
27.7

40.5
32.9
27.0

Plate beef----------Pork chops______
Bacon, sliced-----Ham, sliced--------

___do___
-__do___
— do____
— do___

10.3
20.9
33.4
30.9

15.3
31.4
44.0
51.3

15.5
29.1
43.0
51.3

16.2
27.8
40.5
49.3

17.0
28.6
42.3
50.3

17.4
33.8
42.4
51.1

17.4
33.2
42.4
50.5

18.8
33.5
41.8
51.6

19.3
35.4
43.1
52.6

19.3
38.7
42.9
53.1

19.6
36.4
42.6
54.8

18.6
34.1
43.9
53.3

18.2
30.8
41.3
53.5

17.7
32.7
42.5
51.9

Lamb, leg of_____ — do___
H en s................. . — do___
Salmon, canned, — do___

a s.

47.3

21.7 39.8 38.5 39.4 41.9 45.0 46.6 45.4 45.0 46.0 45.7 42.4 41.0 43.1
18.6 33.2 33.5 31.8 32.1 31.4 31.5 30.7 30.4 32.0 32.3 34.5 33.8 32.3
36.8 37.1 36.3 36.8 37.0 37.0 37.0 36.1 35.4 34.2 33.8 34.1 36.0

Milk,* fresh........... Quart__ 10.2 18,7 18.7 18.7 18.7 18.7 18.7 18.7 18.7 18.7 18.7 18.7 18.7 18.7
1?, 3 13.3 12.1 11.8 11.7 11.7 11.9 11.6 12.0 12.1 12.1 12.2 12.0
Milk, evaporated. C an1__
Butter.................. Pound. . 41.7 58.4 57.9 58.2 57.8 57.6 57.5 56.4 57.2 57.6 58.7 59.1 60.4 58.1
32.2 32.5 30.9 30.9 31.5 31.5 31.4 31.5 31.8 31.7 31.6 31.8 31.6
Oleom argarine — do___
(all butter sub­
stitutes).
— do___
— do___
— do___

22.6 39.3 38.6 36.7 36.4 36.8 36.5 36.5 37.6 38.2 38.0 38.2 37.7 37.5
15.6 18.5 18.0 17.5 17.5 18.2 18.3 18.5 18.7 19.1 19.3 18.7 18.1 18.4
20.5 19.3 19.7 19.7 19.7 20.3 20.0 19.8 19.9 20.3 19.8 19.7 19.9

Cheese..................
Lard........ ............
V egetable lard
substitute.
Eggs, strictly fresh

_ Dozen.’. 30.6 58.7 39.7 34.6 32.4 35.4 37.5 40.2 42.3 46.9 49.3 51.5 56.0 43.7

Eggs, storage____
Bread___________
Flour....................
Corn meal______

45.3 29.0
— do___
Pound. . "5 .4 10.1 10.1 “1671 "1671 ”1671
3.7 6.5 6.5 6.6 6.6 6.8
— do___
— do------ 2.3 4.1 4.1 4.1 4.1 4.2

Rolled oats______
Corn flakes______
Wheat cereal____
Macaroni..

— do___
8-oz. pkg.
28-oz.pkg. E !
Pound

Rice......................
Beans, navy_____
Potatoes------------Onions__________

8.2 10.1 10.3 9.7 9.5 9.5 9.4 9.8 9.4 9.3 9.3 9.4 9.0 9.6
— do___
10.3 10.5 11.1 11.4 12.0 12.4 12.6 12.5 12.8 13.1 13.1 13.3 12.1
— do___
- „ d o ___ ’ "2."I 4.3 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.7 3.7 3.4 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.4 3.4 3.9
__ do____
6.7 6.9 7.3 8.5 9.1 7.7 7.2 7.1 6.9 7.3 7.3 8.0 7.5

Cabbage________
Beans, baked-----Corn, canned____
Peas, canned____

5.3 5.4 5.3 6.4 7.8 5.4 4.6 5.0 5.0 5.1 5.1 5.5 5.5
— do___
11.2 11.2 11.2 11.2 11.1 11.3 11.5 11.4 11.0 11.2 11.7 11.7 11.3
No.2can.
— do___ ....... 16.7 17.0 16.9 17.0 17.1 17.3 17.3 16.5 16.8 16.8 16.9 16.2 16.9
— do___
19.8 19.8 19.3 19.7 19.6 20.0 20.0 19.6 20.0 19.5 19.5 19.2 19.7

9.9 ~9.9 ”1676 ’ 1676
6.9 6.9 6.7 6.7
4.2 4.2 4.3 4.2

40.8 43.3 44.0
9.9 9.9 10.0 '1676
6.7 6.5 6.5 6.7
4.1 4.1 4.1 4.2

10.0 9.6 9.8 9.8 9.7 9.7 9.6 9:6 9.9 9.8 9.9 9.8 9.8
10.1 10.1 10.0 10.1 10.1 10.0 10.0 10.0 10.1 9.9 9.8 9.9 10.0
27.4 27.4 27.4 27.3 27.3 27.3 27.3 27.4 27.6 27.4 27.2 27.2 27.4
18.4 19.0 18.1 18.3 18.6 18.9 18.3 18.6 18.6 18.3 18.3 18.0 18.5

Tomatoes, canned.
do___
10.4 10.3 10.4 10.3 10.5 10.0 10.0 10.0 10.1 10.4 10.7 11.2 10.4
Sugar, granulated. P ound.. " I . ! 7.4 7.4 7.4 7.4 7.6 7.5 7.6 7.4 7.4 7.3 7.1 7.0 7.4
Tea....................... — do___ 61.3 98.5 99.7 99.7 99.7 100.3 100.3 99.7 98.4 97.4 97.4 97.8 97.6 98.9
Coffee....... ........... — do____ 25.8 50.7 50.7 50.5 50.3 50.2 50.3 50.6 50.8 51.3 51.4 51.5 51.9 50.9
Prunes...... ...........
Raisins.................
Bananas________
Oranges_________

— do___
- „ d o ___
Dozen__
__ do____

115-16 ounces.




—

16.2
15.0
38.2
47.4

16.5
15.0
37.7
48.2

16.1
14.9
38.2
52.3

15.9
14.4
38.2
55.2

15.9
14.8
38.0
59.4

15.8
14.6
38.0
61.7

16.2
14.5
38.9
62.7

16.3
14.5
36.7
61.4

16.5
14.1
38.3
61.2

16.5
13.1
37.5
58.3

16.2
13.0
37.7
4.87

16.6
13.0
36.8
39.9

16.2
14.2
37.9
54.7

60

RETAIL PRICES, 1890 TO 1928
T a b l e 1 3 .-A V E R A G E R E TA IL PRICES OF SPECIFIED FOOD ARTICLES IN EACH

BOSTON, MASS.
1927
Article

Unit

si

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u
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s|
G
Q

Cts.
64.4
50.0
37.9
28.9

Cts.
64.7
50.1
38.0
28.6

Cts.
65.6
50.4
37.8
27.7

Cts.
67.9
53.7
39.2
28.8

Cts.
67.3
53.8
39.4
29.8

Cts.
68.4
54.3
39.3
29.4

Cts.
70.2
55.3
39.7
30.8

Cts.
68.8
55.7
39.9
29.2

Cts.
71.6
56.5
40.9
30.5

Cts.
71.7
55.9
40.6
30.4

Cts.
71.1
55.6
41.3
30.7

Cts.
74.4
55.3
41.6
32.0

18.5
Plate beef............ —do___
Pork chops.......... __do----- 23.0 38.4
Bacon, sliced....... —do___ 25.2 48.9
Ham, sliced......... ...do___ 30.9 62.8

19.0
37.6
47.9
61.1

18.9
39.1
47.2
61.1

19.4
39.3
47.7
61.4

19.3
38.7
46.9
60.8

19.5
36.2
45.6
60.3

20.3
35.7
44.7
59.6

19.9
40.9
44.6
59.1

20.5
44.8
45.5
58.8

20.6
47.3
45.8
59.1

21.9
39.6
45.8
58.9

34.6 39.4
44.8 46.3
57.9 60.1

Sirloin steak2
~
Round steak------Rib roast.............
Chuck roast.........

Lamb, leg of........
Hens___________
Salmon, canned,
red.
Milk, fresh-------Milk, evaporated.

Pound.
—do___
— do___
— do___

Cts.
35.3
34.3
24.5
17.5

Cts.
68.8

53.9
39.6
29.7

21.8 20.0

—do___
—do___
—do.__

22.1 38.6 38.3 39.4 41.6 42.8 42.8 42.1 40.3 39.8 38.7 39.3 38.1 40.2
24.8 41.0 41.1 40.0 41.1 41.6 40.0 38.3 38.8 39.0 39.9 39.1 38.9 39.9
32.8 32.7 32.5 32.3 32.0 31.6 31.6 32.7 33.2 33.6
34.5 32.8

Quart. -.
Can*.

8.9 14.3 14.3 14.4 14.4 14.4 14.4 14.3 15.0 15.5 15.5 15.5 16.5 14.9
12.2 12.3 12.1 12.1 12.1 12.2 12.0 12.2 12.1 12.1 12.1 12.1 12.1

Butter.................. Pound. 37.9 59.2 60.3 61.0 60.4 57.4 54.9 56.3 52.2 54.3 56.4 57.1 58.6 57.3
29.7 29.6 30.0 29.6 29.3 28.2 28.3 28.3 28.1 27.3 27.9 28.3 28.7
O leom argarine ._.do.......
(all butter sub­
stitutes).
Cheese.................
Lard.....................
V egetable lard
substitute.
Eggs, strictly fresh.

22.6 38.5 38.1 38.2 38.5 37.8 38.0 38.6 38.6 38.9 39.2 39.1 40.6 38.7
...d o — do....... 15.8 20.8 20.3 19.9 19.3 19.4 18.9 18.9 19.1 19.5 19.9 19.4 19.0 19.5
24.4 24.5 24.5 24.5 24.4 24.4 25.1 25.2 25.4 25.3 25.4 25.3 24.9
— do.......
52.8 48.5 47.4 47.7 54.0 62.4 68.4 79.8 85.1 81.7 63.4

Dozen—. 42.3 70.5
51.7 44.8
5.9 9.0 8.9
3.7 6.1 6.1
3.5 6.4

50.3 49.3 50.6
8.5 8.5 8.6
6.0 5.9 5.9
6.7 6.4 6.7

Eggs, storage.......
Bread...................
Flour....................
Corn meal............

.--do.......
P ound-.
—d o— do.......

Rolled oats___
Com flakes. . .
Wheat cerealMacaroni------

— do.......
8-oz.pkg.
28-oz.pkg
Pound..

Eice....................
Beans, navy.......
Potatoes...............
Onions.............

9.3 12.3 12.3 12.0 11.7 11.7 11.9 12.0 11.9 12.0 12.2 12.1 12.1 12.0
.-.d o----9.9 9.9 9.7 9.8 9.9 10.2 10.1 10.4 10.3 10.4 10.2 10.3 10.1
...d o — -.
...d o — . T 7 4.0 3.7 3.3 3.4 4.2 5.3 3.7 3.0 3.2 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.6
6.0 6.0 6.0 7.8 9.1 8.9 7.2 5.9 5.2 4.5 4.7 4.6 6.3
...d o -----

Cabbage............
Beans, baked—
Corn, canned.......
Peas, canned.......

...d o —
No. 2 can
...d o ----...d o -----

Tomatoes, canned.
Sugar, granulated.
Tea.......................
Coffee...................

12.7 12.7 12.7 12.7 12.6 12.5 12.1 11.6 11.0 11.3 11.3 11.3 12.0
...d o ----P ound.- 5.4 7.5 7.5 7.4 7.3 7.4 7.4 7.4 7.2 7.2 7.2 7.2 7.1 7.6
.—do----- 58.6 76. 75.1 75.6 76.1 75.6 75.1 74.4 74.9 72.9 72.9 73.5 72.4 74.6
.-.d o------ 33.0 55.9 55.1 54.6 55.0 53.1 52.7 52.2 52.0 51.1 51.7 51.5 52.8 53.1

...d o ___
Prunes............
Raisins................. ...d o ----Dozen__
Bananas..........
do-

6.1
6.5

8.6
6.0
6.6

8.6
6.1
6.5

8.5
6.1

8.5
6.2

6.6

6.6

8.5
6.1
6.7

8.5
6.1
6.7

9.1 9.2 9.1 9.1 9.2 9.1 9.2 9.1 9.1
10.9 10.9 10.9 10.4 10.4 10.1 10.1 10.0 9.9
25.4 25.3 25.2 25.0 25.0 25.1 25.2 25.2 25.2
23.0 23.0 22.9
22.6 22.7 22.5 22.7 22.4

5.3 6.2 6.9 7.1
13.1 13.1 13.3 13.3
19.6 19.3 18.3 18.0
20 20.7 20.4 20.5

.

15.8
13.6
48.9
52.2

15.5
13.5
49.4
49.4

15.3
13.5
48.3
48.8

15.6
13.4
46.9
50.6

11.2
13.3
18.2
20.3

15.3
13.3
45.6
52.1

8.6
6.1
6.6

8.9 9.1 9.0 9.1
10.0 9.9 9.8 10.3
25.1 25.1 24.9 25.1
22.4 21.9 22.3 22.6

10.2 5.9 5.2 5.1 4.8 4.5 4.4 6.4
13.5 13.3 13.4 13.1 13.3 13.3 13.3 13.3
18.1 18.0 17.9 17.7 17.9 18.0 17.6 18.2
20.3 20.4 20.2 19.9 20.0 20.0 19.9 20.3

15.3
13.3
44.4
51.2

15.4
13.3
42.2
54.7

15.5
13.4
41.5
61.2

15.4
13.2
42.9
64.4

14.7
13.0
45.0
70.1

14.2
13.0
46.7
60.8

13.7
12.7
47.0
56.1

15.1
13.3
45.7
56.0

115-16 ounces.
a The steak for which prices are here quoted is called “ sirloin” in this city, but in most of the other
cities included in this report it would be known as “ porterhouse” steak.




61

DETAILED TABLES
OF 51 CITIES, 1913, 1927, A N D 1928, A N D EACH M ON TH OF 1927 AN D 1928—Continued
BOSTON, MASS.
1928
Article

Unit

Sirloin steak 2
~
Round steak____
Rib roast..............
Chuck roast.........

Pound..
...d o____
.„ d o ____
__do____

Cts.
73.2
55.3
42.7
31.1

Cts.
72.1
55.4
39.5
30.8

Cts.
71.6
54.8
42.2
30.6

a s.
72.1
56.5
42.4
31.5

Cts.
72.8
56.1
42.0
31.8

Cts
73.1
62.4
43.2
33.4

Cts.
74.0
63.4
45.3
34.5

Cts.
78.6
65.9
47.2
35.3

Cts.
76.1
63.3
44.9
33.6

Cts.
76.2
60.6
44.8
34.4

Cts.
74.7
60.3
43.1
33.6

a s.
74.0
59.2
43.3
32.7

Plate b e e f......... .
Pork chops......... .
Bacon, sliced____
Ham, sliced__

...d o____
21.8 21.9
...d o___ 23.0 31.8 30.5
...d o____ 25.2 43.2 42.5
...d o____ 30.9 56.4 55.1

21.3
29.8
41.4
54.4

21.7
33.8
40.6
54.3

22.4
36.9
40.6
55.4

21.8
36.2
40.9
55.

21.9
39.7
41.3
58.9

22.0
41.9
41.8
59.8

24.3
48.6
43.3
61.5

23.7
39.2
43.1
60.6

23.3
38.3
43.0
59.6

22.9
32.2
42.0
57.4

22.4
36.6
42.0
57.4

Lamb, leg of-.......
Hens.....................
Salmon, canned,
red.
Milk, fresh..........
Milk, evaporated.

— do___
...d o ___
...do___

22.1 37.5 38.2 38.5
42.3 43.6 42.9 40.8 42.0 39.4 38.8 38.1 40.1
24.8 39.5 40.2 39.4 39.1 40.4 40.3 39.8 40.6 41.2 40.8 40.7 40.1 40.2
34.8 34.4 33.7 33.5 34.2 34.1 33.5 33.1 31.9 31.4 31.3 30.9 33.1

Quart..
Can i__

8.9 16.0 15.5 15.5 14.8 14.8 14.8 15.3 15.2 15.8 15.8 15.8 15.8 15.4
12.0 12.0 11.8 11.5 11.5 11.6 11.6 11.6 11.7 11.7 11.7 11.9 11.7

Butter.................. Pound_
O leom argarine ...d o ___
(all butter sub­
stitutes).

37.9 58.7 58.7 58.8 57.3 57.0 56.5 56.3 57.5 58.8
59.3 60.2 58.2
28.3 28.2 28.8 29.3 29.3 28.6
28.2 28.4 28.7 28.2 28.2 28.7

Cts.
35.3
34.3
24.5
17.5

Cts.
72.9
56.1
42.4
31.7

Cheese................ - _._do___ 22.6 40.8 40.6 40.5 40.7
Lard................... . — do___ 15.8 18.9 18.6 18.0 17.9
V e g e t a b le lard —do___
25.3 24.9 25.0 25.0
substitute.
Eggs,strictly fresh. Dozen__ 42.3 69.8
54.3 49.5
_js, storage----Bread................ .
Flour...................
Com meal............

— do___
Pound..
— do___
— do___

Rolled oats......... . — do___
Com flakes......... . 8-oz. pkg.
Wheat cereal------ 28-oz.pkg.
Macaroni............ . Pound..

50.6 48.2
5.9 8.6 8.6
3.7 5.8 5.8
3.5 6.5 6.7

8.6
5.8
6.6

8.6
5.8
6.8

40.7 40.6 40.3 40.4 40.7 40.8 40.6 40.6 40.6
18.2 18.2 18.3 19.0 19.3 19.3 18.9 18.5 18.6
25.0 25.0 25.1 25.2 25.6 25.5 25.5 25.3 25.2
51.8 52.8 58.9 64.9 71.0 73.0 81.5 73.8 63.4
8.6
6.0

8.6
6.0
6.8

8.6
6.0
6.8

8.6
5.7
6.9

8.6
5.7
6.9

45.8 49.4 46.8
8.6 8.6 8.6
5.4 5.4 5.3
6.8 7.0 7.0

8.6
5.7
6.8

9.0 9.0 9.0 8.9 8.9 8.9 8.9 8.9 8.9 9.0 9.0 9.0 9.0
9.8 9.8 9.7 9.5 9.5 9.5 9.3 9.3 9.4 9.3 9.4 9.3 9.5
24.9 24.9 24.5 24.9 25.0 25.0 25.0 25.0 25.0 25.0 25.0 25.0 24.9
21.8 21.9 21.6 21.7 21.6 21.7 21.6 21.1 21.3 21.4 21.3 21.0 21.5
9.3 11.9 11.8 11.4 11.2 11.0 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.1 10.6 10.8 10.8 11.2
10.0 10.4 10.7 11.3 11.3 11.8 12.2 12.3 12.3 12.1 12.1 12.3 11.6
1.7 2.9 3.2 3.7 3.5 2.9 2.4 2.1 2.2 2.2 2.1 2.0 2.0 2.6
5.4 5.3 7.1 7.4 8.0 6.4 5.8 5.7 6.9 7.3 7.4 7.8 6.7

Rice................. .
Beans, navy........
Potatoes...............
Onions................ .

—do___
__do___
._do___
_.do___

Cabbage...............
Beans, baked___
Corn, canned___
Peas, canned........

...d o ___
No. 2 can
...d o ___
— do___

Tomatoes, canned
Sugar, granulated.
Tea..................
Coffee...................

„ d o ___
11.8 11.8 12.1 11.8 11.8 11.8 11.9 11.9 12.3 12.7 13.0 13.0 12.2
Pound.. 5.4 7.2 7.1 7.1 7.1 7.1 7.1 7.2 7.0 7.0 6.9 6.8 6.7 7.0
—do___ 58.6 72.5 72.3 72.4 72.4 72.4 72.4 72.4 72.4 72.3 72.3 72.5 72.5 72.4
—do___ 33.0 52.5 53.0 53.1 53.4 53.4 54.0 54.3 53.9 53.6 53.9 53. 54.0 53.6

Prunes.................. —do___
Raisins............
do..
Bananas..........
Dozen..
Oranges...........
..d o — .

5.2 6.0 6.8 8.2
12.6 12.7 12.6 12.5
17.4 17.5 17.9 17.4
19.9 20.0 19.5 19.5

13.6
12.7
48.0
54.5

13.3
12.7
48.0
52.9

12.9
12.7
47.0
55.8

12.8
12.7
47.0
59.0

10.5 6.7 6.0 5.4 5.2 5.3 5.1 5.2
12.5 12.5 12.6 12.6 12.4 12.4 12.7 12.7 12.6
17.4 17.5 17.5 17.4 17.6 17.3 17.6 17.3 17.5
19.3 19.3 19.7 19.6 19.9 19.7 19.8 19.7 19.7

12.5
12.5
46.0
67.4

12.5
12.4
44.0
71.5

12.6 12.8 12.8 13.4
12.2 12.4 12.2 11.9
44.0 41.7 41.7 42.5
68.0
75.1 70.4

13.6
11.3
44.2
61.9

13.7 13.0
11.2 12.2
44.2 44.9
51.8 63.1

115-16 ounces.
2 The steak for which prices are here quoted is called “ sirloin” in this city, but in most of the other cities
included in this report it would be known as “ porterhouse” steak,

44848°—29-




62

RETAIL PRICES, 1890 TO 1928
T a b l e 13.—AVERAGE R E TA IL PRICES OF SPECIFIED FOOD ARTICLES IN EACH

BRIDGEPORT, CONN.
1927
Article

Unit

Sirloin steak...
Pound..
Round steak........ ..d o ----Rib roast............. -_ d o -.Chuck roast........ —do— -

Cts.
49.2
42.1
36.4
27.1

Cts.
48.9
41.4
36.
27.1

Cts,
48.9
41.7
36.9
26.9

Cts.
49.3
42.5
38.1
27.7

Cts.
49.4
42.8
37.7
28.1

Cts.
53.5
40.0
40.4

Cts.
53.9
46.4
40.3
30.4

Cts.
54.1
47.0
40.2
30.9

Cts.
54.0
47.5
41.0
31.3

Cts
54.6
47.6
40.9
31.1

Cts.
55.4
47.8
41.8
32.1

Cts.
51.7
44.6
39.0
29.2

Plate beef............
Pork chops..........
Bacon, sliced.......
Ham, sliced.........

..d o — .
..d o —
..d o —
..d o -----

11.7
37.7
53.9
60.7

11.8
37.3
53.5
60.2

11.8
38.7
53.6
60.0

11.9
38.7
53.2
60.0

11.6 11.5 12.9
38.1 37.1 38.2
52.4 52.4 50.
59.6 59.3

12.7
41.4
51.0
57.5

12.5
43.6
50.3
57.7

12
44.
50.7
57.7

12.9
38.4
49.9
57.0

13.6
33.9
49.7
55.7

12.3
39.0
51.8
58.6

Lamb, leg of........
Hens....................
Salmon, canned,
red.
Milk, fresh......... .

..d o ----...d o— .
-d o — -

37.1 37. 39.5 41.8 43.8 42.8 43.6 40.8 39.6 38.9 38.1 37.8 40.1
40.6 41.7 41.4 41.9 42.3 39.5 38.1 39.6 39.8 40.2 40.2 39.8 40.4
34.5 32.8 32.0 32.0 31.9 31.5 31.5 31.5 31.9 32.8 33.3 32.3 32.3

Cts.
49.0
42.8
37.4
28.1

.

Quart..

16.0 16.0 16.0 16.0 16.0 16.0 16.0 16.0 16.0 16.0 16.0 16.0 16.0

Milk, evaporated. Can 1-_.
Butter................. Pound.
Oleom argarine ...d o ___
(all butter sub­
stitutes).

11.5 11.5 11.5 11.6 11.5 11.5 11.5 11.5 11.6 11.6 11.6 11.6 11.5
59.0 60.0 60.9 60.5 55.8 52.7 52.8 52.6 54.3 56.1 56.0 57.6 56.5
29.6 29.4 28.9 28.9 28.9 28.4 27.4 27.4 27.8 27.8 26.8 26.8 28.2

__do—
Lard..................... —do—
V egetable lard ...do___
substitute.
Eggs, strictly fresh Dozen.

40.6 40.6 40.1 40.5 41.0 40.9 40.9 41.6 42.9 40.7
39.3 40.1
18.7 18.7 19.0 18.6 18.2 17.6 18.1 18.4 18.9 19.1 18.7 18.4 18.5
25.8 25.7 25.6 25.6 25.3 25.1 25.3 25.2 25.3 25.4 25.4 25.4 25.4

Eggs, storage.......
Bread...................
Flour....... ............
Corn meal____

—do___
Pound.
—do___
-d o —

51.2 36.0
8.8 8.8
5.7 5.6
7.9 7.7

Rolled oats.......
Corn flakes-----Wheat cereal___
Macaroni_____

— do._
8-oz. pkg.
28-oz.pkg
Pound.

8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.6 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.4 8.4 8.5 8.4 8.5
10.4 10.4 10.3 9.9 9.8 9.7 9.7 9.7 9.7 9.6 9.
9.6 9.9
24.7 24.7 24.7 24.8 24.8 24.8 24.8 24.8 24.8 24.7 24.7 24.6 24.7
2$. 7 22.7 22.6 22.3 22.7 22.7 22.7 22.7 22.7 22.7 22. 22.5 22.6

Rice________
Beans, navy.
Potatoes....... .
Onions......... .

— do___
— do___
— do___
— do___

11.1 11.1 11.5 11.5 11.4 11.5 11.5 11.5 11.4: 11.4 11.3 11.1 11.4
9.5 9.6
9.7 9.7 9.7 9.6 9.2 9.5 9.6 9.6 9.6 9.5 9.
3.8 3.5 3.4 3.3 4.1 5.9 3.5 3.0 3.0 2.8 3.0 3.0 3.5
5.3 5.3 5.4 7.6 9.0 9.5 8.6 6.7 5.6 5.1 4.9 5.2 6.5

Cabbage_____
Beans, baked—
Corn, canned—
Peas, canned..

.—do___
No. 2 can
...d o ___
— do.__

5.4 6.2 6.8 6.2 9.9 9.6 6.1 5.2 4.8 4.5 4.
3.9 6.1
11.3 11.1 11.1 11.1 11.4 11.6 11.5 11.5 11.7 11.7 11.5 11.7 11.4
19. 19.8 19.6 18.9 18.2 18.2 18.1 18.1 18.1 18.5 19.0 19.2 18.8
21.2 21.0 21.3 21.1 20.9 21.1 21.0 20. 20.7 20.7 20.5 20.9 20.9

Tomatoes, canned
Sugar, granulated.
Tea................ ......
Coffee..............

...d o ___
Pound..
...d o .....
...d o ___

12.7 12.9 13.1 13.1 13.2 13.1 13.8 13.4 13.1 13.7 13.4 13.1 13.2
7.1 7.2 7.2 7.1 7.1 7.1 7.1 7.1 7.1 7.1 7.1 7.0 7.1
60.6 60.6 60.2 60.2 60.9 60.9 60.9 60.1 60.9 60.9 60.! 60.9 60.7
48.4 48.1 47.9 48.3 46.2 46.1 46.0 45.! 45.9 46.0 46J 47.5 46.9

Prunes................
Raisins...............
Bananas............
Oranges...... ........

.do..
.do..
Dozen.
. . . do— .

15.9
14.0
35.7
55.1

115-16 ounces.




75.0 57.3 49.3 44.4 44.9 45.1 49.9 56.7

15.
14.3
35.0
52.1

5.6
7.7

15.3
14.4
34.3
51.5

8.9
5.6
7.9

15.6
14.1
33.8'
54.2,

8.9
5.6
7.7

15.6
14.1
34.4
56.4

5.7
7.6

15.8
14.2
34.0
55.2

8.8
5.8
7.7

16.0
14.2
34.5
59.7

8.8
5.7
7.7

16.0
14.3
35.0
63.1

77.9 83.2 80.3
44.8 48. ( 46.4
8.1 8.8
8.8 8.
5.7 5.7 5.6 5.6
7.8 7.8 7.9 7.7

15.8
14.3
35.0
64.4

15.6
14.2
36.5
69.3

15.2
13.
36.5
66

.

15.3
14.0
37.1
61.7

8.8
5.7
7.8

15.6
14.2
35.2
59.1

63

DETAILED TABLES
OF 51 CITIES, 1913, 1927, AN D 1928, AND EACH M ONTH OF 1927 A N D 1928—Continued
BRIDGEPORT, CONN.
1928

td i-l
Q
2s

Article

Unit

Sirloin steak__
Round steak____
Rib roast.........
Chuck roast.........

Pound,
— do___
- d o ___
— do___

Cts.
54.5
47.5
41.2
31.8

Cts.
53.9
47.5
41.6
31.8

Cs. a s . Cts. Cts.
53.5 53.5 53.5 54.5
47.2 47.1 47.5 48.1
4a 6 40.5 41.1 40.5
31.8 31.3 31.8 32.3

Plate beef-......... .
Pork chops......... .
Bacon, sliced____
Ham, sliced_____

...d o___
— do___
— do___
— do___

13.0
33.2
49.0
55.4

13.5
31.8
49.1
55.0

13.4
31.5
49.4
54.6

13.7
32.8
49.0
54.

13.8
37.8
49.0
54.2

13.6
36.8
49.7
55.5

Cts.
58.8
51.8
43.3
35.2

Cts.
60.5
54.4
43.6
35.8

Cts.
62.5
55.7
44.9
37.7

Cts.
60.4
54.3
44.1
37.5

Cts.
57.5
52.5
43.1
36.4

16.2 17.1 18.1 18.5 17.
39.5 41.8 49.1 40.2 37.
50.5 50.6 50.9 49.8 49.
60.2
57.9
57

.

Cts.
57.5
52.2
42.5
36.1

Cts.
56.7
50.5
42.3
34.1

16.5
32.1
48.3
57.0

15.4
37.0
49.6
56.8

Lamb, leg of____ —do___
Hens.—.............. . —do___
Salmon, canned, —do___
red.
Milk, fresh......... . Quart—

38.1 37.7 40.0
36.7 36.7 37.7 39.0 42.4 44.1 43.7 42.4 42.7
39.5 40.1 40.2 40.3 41.1 40.7 39.9 40.2 41.2 41.9 41.5 40.4 40.6
32.9 32.9 32.9 32.9 34.1 33.5 34.1 33.0 32.6 32.3 31.0 31.0 32.8

Milk, evaporated. Can 1__
Butter................. PoundO leom argarine ...do—
(all butter sub­
stitutes).

11.5 11.6
11.6 11.6 11.5 11.5 11.5 11.5 11.5 11.6 11.6 11.6 11
57.4 57.2 57.5 56.9 56.2 56.0 55.6 56.8 55.8 58.8 58.5 58.7 57.4
26.0 26.2 25.8 25.2 25.2 25.9
25.8 25.8 25.5 25.5 26.8 26.3

Cheese................ —do___
Lard-----------------do—
V egetable lard —do___
substitute.
Eggs, strictly fresh Dozen.

42.8 43.5 44.1 42.3 42.2 43.0 43.4 43.3 43.4 43.5 43.4 43.8 43.2
18.2 17.7 17.3 17.2 17.4 17.6 17.8 17.8 18.5 18.5 18.2 17.9 17.8
25.5 25.5 25.5 25.5 25.5 25.5 25.5 25.5 25.5 25.4 25.4 25.2 25.5

Eggs, storage. _
.do..
Bread. ............
Pound.
Flour_________
. . do—
Corn meal.......... . „ d o ___

48.7 43.0
8.8 8.8
5.5 5.4
7.3 7.3

Rolled oats..........
Cornflakes-------Wheat cereal.......
Macaroni.............

8.5 8.4 8.4 8.6
8.3 8.5 8.6 8.6 8.6 8.7 8.7 8.7
9.6 9.6 9.6 9.5 9.4 9.5 9.2 9.2 9.4 9.4 9.5 9.4 9.4
24.7 24.6 24.5 24.7 24.8 24.6 24.4 24.4 24.6 24.3 24.3 24.2 24.5
22.4 22.4 22
22.3 22.3 22.3 22.3 22.3 22.1 22.1 22.3 22.1 22.3

— do._
_
8-oz. pkg
28-oz.pkg
Pound

16.0 16.0 16.0 16.0 16.0 16.0 16.0 16.0 16.0 16.0 16.0 16.0 16.0

.

72.3 57.4 52.0 46.3 47.2 51.9 55.1 63.8 70.3 76.2 83.7 78.9 62.9
8.8
5.4
7.2

8.8
5.4
7.2

5.6
7.3

8.8
5.6
7.5

8.8
5.6
7.5

8.8
5.5
7.5

8.8
5.3
7.2

42.0 48.3 47.0
8.8 8.8 8.8
5.3 5.2 5.1
7.2 7.2 7.0

8.8
5.4
7.3

.

Rice__________ _ — do—
Beans, navy____ — do—
Potatoes.......... .
—do__
Onions_________ —do__

10.9 10.5 10.7 10.5 10.5 10.5 10.2 10.2 10.1 10.1 10.9 10.6 10.5
9.7 9.7 10.3 11.2 11.3 11.7 11.8 11.6 12.0 12.4 12.3 12.5 11.4
3.0 3.0 3.4 3.4 3.0 2.3 2.0 2.1 2.1 2.0 1.9 1.9 2.5
5.2 5.2 5.7 6.8 8.2 6.2 6.1 5.5 5.8 6.6 6.9 7.3 6.3

Cabbage...............
Beans, baked____
Corn, canned____
Peas, canned........

5.2 5.5 5.4 6.4 9.3 6.9 5.4 4.7 4.8 4.8 5.1 5.2 5.7
11.5 11.6 11.6 11.6
11.5 11.5 11.4 11.5 11.5 11.7 11 . 11.6 11
19.1 19.1 19.1 18.9 19.1 19.2 19.2 19.0 19.0 19.0 19.2 18.9 19.1
21.0 21.0 21.5 21.3 21.5 21.5 21.5 21.3 21.2 20.6 20.6 20.2 21.1

— do___
No. 2 can
„ d o —.
„ do—

Tomatoes, canned —do—
Sugar, granulated Pound.
Tea....................... ...d o ___
Coffee „ ................
do___
Prunes.................
Raisins................
Bananas..............
Oranges...............

. . . d o....
— do_
_
Dozen.
..d o _
_

115-16 ounces.




13.4 13.4 13.5 13.5 13.5 13.1 13.5 13.5 13.5 13.3 13.6 13.6 13.5
6.9 6.9 6.9 6.9 6.9 6.9 7.0 7.0 6.8 6.7 6.7 6.5 6.8
63.2 61.0 61.0 61.0 61.0 61.0 61.0 61.0 61.0 61.0 61.0 61.0 61.2
47.2 46.9 47.3 47.3 47.3 47.5 47.5 47.3 47.9 47.9 47.7 47.7 47.5
14.5
14.1
38.3
60.1

14.5
14.1
39.2
56.7

15.1
14.0
37.5
61.5

14.2
13.8
35.0
59.5

13.4
13.7
34.3
67.1

15.1
13.7
33.8
70.9

15.1
13.5
33.1
71.8

14.8
13.3
33.3
73.8

15.4
13.0
32.5
74.0

14.2
12.5
34.2
75.5

15.3
12.5
34.2
69.5

14.6
12.5
33.3
56.6

14.7
13.4
34.9
66.4

64,

RE TAIL PRICES, 1890 TO 1928

T a b l e 12.—AVERAGE R E TA IL PRICES OF SPECIFIED FOOD ARTICLES IN EACH

BUFFALO, N. Y.
1927
Article

Unit

Sirloin steak— .
Round steak. _.
Rib roast_____
Chuck roast_
_

Pound.
...d o _
_
...d o _
_
...d o _
_

Cts.
22.3
19.4
17.0
15.3

Cts.
40.4
34.0
31.0
24.1

Cts.
40.5
34.4
30.7
23.9

Cts.
40.7
34.6
30.4
24.0

Cts.
41.4
35.1
31.4
24.2

Cts.
41.3
35.5
31.0
24.3

Cts.
42.5
36.0
32.1

Cts.
43.5
37.0
31.5
24.3

Cts.
44.1
37.5
32.0
24.8

Cts.
44.0
37.4
31.9
25.2

Cts.
43.6
37.2
32.3
25.4

Cts.
42.5
36.3
31.8
25.3

Cts.
43.2
36.9
32.7
26.0

Cts.
42.3
36.0
31.6
24.6

Plate beef_____
Pork chops___
Bacon, sliced..
Ham, sliced.^.

— do_
_
. . . do-__
— do.__
.d o . . .

11.5
20.3
22.1
26.2

14.2
38.5
45.6
56.3

14.4
37.2
45.1
54.4

14.5
38.4
44.5
55.1

14.6
39.3
44.4
54.7

14.3
39.0
43.7
54.1

14.1
37.1
43.4
53.6

14.0
36.8
41.8
53.1

14.2
42.3
42.2
53.0

15.0
45.9
42.0
52.4

15.0
46.1
42.7
50.5

15.6
38.5
41.2
49.0

16.3
34.3
40.3
48.2

14.7
39.5
43.1
52.9

Lamb, leg of........ -d o ._ .
_
Hens___________ — do_
Salmon, canned, . . d o . . .
red.
Milk, fresh_____ Quart..
Milk, evaporated . C a n i..
Butter................. Pound.
O leom argarine ___do.__
(all butter sub­
stitutes).

16.9 33.1 33.0 34.6 36.9 37.3 37.1 36.0 34.8 33.9 33.2 32.7 33.1 34.6

21.1 40.6 40.2 40.6 40.6 40.2 38.1 36.7 36.5 36.1 37.1 36.6 37.5 38.4

32.6 32.1 31.9 31.4 31.1 30.9 30.5 31.3 31.8 32.6 33.1 34.1 32.0

8.0 13.0 13.0 13.0 13.0 13.0 13.0 13.0 13.0 13.0 13.0 13.0 13.0 13.0
11.3 11.3 11.3 11.3 11.3 11.3 11.3 11.3 11.3 11.3 11.3 11.3 11.3
37.1 59.3 59.8 59.5 59.2 53.8 52.0 51.4 51.2 54.1 56.5 57.7 59.9 56.2
29.7 29.7 29. 29.3 29.1 28.7 28.1 28.0 27.8 27.4 27.B 28.1 28.6

Cheese. ............... — d o ._ . 20.5 38.0 37.9 38.5
do__
14.3 18.8 18.1 18.2
Lard___________
25.8 26.5 26.6
Vegetable
lard ...d o __
substitute.
Eggs, strictly fresh Dozen. _ 32.9 59.4 48.7 37.2
Eggs, storage.. . . . . d o . . .
Pound.
Bread...... .........
Flour..... ...........
„d o —
Corn meal______ ...d o —

43.6 37.2
5.6 8.9 8.7
3.0 5.1 5.0
2.6 5.1 5.0

8.7
5.0
5.0

38.4 38.4 39.0 38.8 38.0 38.7 38.9 38.7 39.2 38.5
18.1 17.8 17.6 17.6 17.7 18.3 19.1 19.0 18.6 18.2
26.3 26.3 25.9 25.9 25.7 25.8 25.9 25.7 25.8 26.0
34.6 34.0 33.3 36.3 43.1 51.1 58.8 67.8 63.8 47.3
8.7
4.9
5.0

8.7
4.9
5.1

8.5
5.1
5.1

8.7
5.1
5.1

8.7
5.1
5.1

8.7
5.0
5.2

42.9 43.6 43.4
8.7 8.7 8.7
4.8 4.8 4.8
4.7 5.1 5.2

8.7
5.0
5.1

8.7 8.9 8.8 &8 8.6 8.6 8.7 8.7 8.7 8.7 8.8 8.8 8.7
10.2 10.2 10.2 9.7 9.6 9.6 9.5 9.5 9.0 9.5 9.3 9.4 9.6
24.7 24.7 24.6 24.7 24.5 24.7 24.7 24.6 24.5 24.8 24.8 24.8 24.7
21.4 21.4 21.3 21.3 21.3 21.2 21.1 21.1 21.2 21.4 21.5 21.5 21.3

Rolled oats___
Corn flakes..........
Wheat cereal. _
Macaroni____

...d o ..
8 oz. pkg.
28-oz.pkg
Pound.

Rice___________
Beans, navy------Potatoes.............
Onions____ ____

...d o ..— do___
...d o ..
...d o ..

Cabbage..... ........
Beans, baked____
Corn, canned..
Peas, canned—

...d o___
No. 2 can
—do___
...d o___

Tomatoes, canned
Sugar, granulated..
Tea.......................
Coffee.................

13.5 13.6 13.3 13.5 13.2 13.4 13.1 13.3 13.0 13.2 13.3 13.1 13.3
...d o ___
Pound.- 5.4 7.3 7.3 7.2 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.1 6.9 6.9 6.9 6.8 6.8 7.0
— do___ 45.0 69.8 71.3 70.3 69.8 68.3 67.2 66.6 67.6 67.1 67.9 68.5 69.0 68.6
,—do29.3 48.1 48.3 47.6 47.2 46.6 46.7 45.9 45.4 45.6 45.4 45.5 45.7 46.5

...d o . _ Prunes—.........
do___
Raisins.................
Bananas..........
Dozen
Oranges______
.—do._
115-16 ounces.




9.3 10.7 10.4 10.5 10.5 10.3 10.1 10.3 10.2 10.1 10.3 10.0
8.8 8.8 8.5 8.7 8.5 8.5 8.8 8.9 9.0 9.4 9.4
4.0 3.5 3.1 3.0 4.3 5.6 3.4 2.7 2.6 2.7 2.9
6.1 6.5 6.1 7.1 9.7 9.4 8.7 7.0 6.0 5.8 5.6

"1.7

9.9 10.3
9.3 8.9
2.8 3.4
5.4 7.0

3.7 4.1 4.6 5.3 10.7 10.4 5.5 4.4 3.6 3.3 2.8 3.0 5.1
9.9 9.9 9.9 9.9 9.8 9.9 9.9 10.0 9.9 10.1 10.0 10.0 7.9
16.0 16.3 16.4 15.6 15.5 15.6 15.5 15.4 15.0 15.5 15.8 16.0 15.7
16.4 16.4 15.9 16.0 15.9 16.0 16.0 15.9 15.6 16.0 16.0 16.2 16.0

15.8
13.6
43.2
55.0

15.3
13.6
42.8
54.2

14.5
13.7
41.8
53.9

14.3
13.6
42.2
53.2

14.2
13.6
41.6
54.4

14.1
13.4
42.3
55.2

14.2
13.6
40.8
55.7

14.2
13.5
40.9
56.9

14.4
13.7
41.2
60.6

13.6
13.7
41.9
65.7

13.7
13.4
41.6
58.4

13.5
13.0
43.3
59.0

14.3
13.5
42.0
56.9

65

DETAILED TABLES
OF 51 CITIES, 1913, 1927, AN D 1928, A N D EACH M ON TH OF 1927 A N D 1928—Continued
BUFFALO, N. Y.
1928
Unit

Article

Sirloin steak...
Pound .
Round steak........ ...d o .__
.d o ....
Rib roast_____
Chuck roast......... ...d o ....

a s.
22.3
19.4
17.0
15.3

Cts.
44.3
37.7
33.3
26.8

Cts.
44.8
37.7
33.4
26.8

Cts.
44.3
37.4
33.2
26.7

Cts.
44.4
37.5
33.2
26.7

Cts.
44.7
38.0
33.4
26.6

Cts.
46.0
39.
33.9
27.4

Cts.
48.8
41.9
35.2
29.3

Cts.
52.4
45.4
36.4
30.9

Cts.
53.7
46.9
37.6
32.0

.do___
Plate beef............
Pork chops_____ ...d o ___
do___
Bacon, sliced____
Ham, sliced........ . ...d o ....

11.5
20.3
22.1
26.2

16.7
33.0
39.8
48.6

17.1
31.4
39.6
48.6

17.1
30.8
39.4
48.6

17.1
34.6
38.9
48.9

17.1
38.1
38.8
49.0

17.7
36.6
38.7
50.1

18.1
39.3
40.0
51.4

18.3
43.6
41.4
53.9

20.0 19.8 19.9 19.1 18.2
49.7 38.7 37.7 31.8 37.1
41.7 41.7 41.2 39.6 40.1
52.9 52.1 51.1
55.5

Lamb, leg of......... ...d o ___
Hens............ ....... ..d o ___
Salmon, canned, ...d o ___

21.1 39.1 39.3 39.7 39.8 39.7 39.1 38.1 37.9 40.4 39.6 38.8 39.7 39.3

16.9 33.3 34.1 35.6 36.8 37.4 40.4 37.3 37.0

34.0 33.4 33.6 35.8

Quart..

8.0 13.0 13.0 13.0 13.0 13.0 13.0 13.0 13.0 13.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 13.3

Milk, evaporated. Can i__
Butter__________ Pound.
Oleom argarine ...d o ___
(all butter sub­
stitutes).

11.4 11.4 10.7 10.7 10.7 10.7 10.7 10.9 11.1 11.1 11.1 11.1 11.0
37.“I 58.6 56.0 57.9 55.4 54.1 53.6 53.9 55.0 58.0 57.7 58.9 60.7 56.7
27.7 27.4 27.6 27.6 27.7 27.6 27.7 27.3 27.5 27.3 27.7 27.7 27.6

Milki fresh.........

Rolled oats___
Corn flakes...........
Wheat cereal........
Macaroni..............
Rice.......... .........
Beans, navy.......
Potatoes.............
Onions................

43.6 40.5
5.6 8.7 8.7
3.0 4.8 4.8
2.6 5.1 5.1

a s.
46.6
39.9
35.0
30.0

CtS,
47.3
40.5
34.7
28.8

8.7
4.8
5.1

39.3 38.9
39.2 39.4 39.9 39.5
39.4 39.5
17.0 16.9 16.9 17.0 17.9 18.4 18.6 18.1 17.9 17.6
25.6 25.6 25.5 25.5 25.6 25.7 25.7 25.5 25.4 25.6
38.1 39.2 40.4 42.3 46.8 52.4 57.2 62.5
8.7
4.9
5.1

8.7
5.2
5.1

8.7
5.2
5.1

8.7
5.1
5.1

8.7
4.9
5.1

44.9 43.8 44.4
8.7 8.7 8.7 8.4
4.7 4.7 4.6 4.6
5.0 5.1 5.1 5.0

48.5
8.7
4.9
5.1

8.8 8.8 8.8 8.7 8.7 8.8 8.8 8.9 8.7 8.9 8.8 8.7 8.8
9.4 9.3 9.4 9.2 9.2 9.0 9.0 9.0 9.1 9.1 9.2 9.2 9.2
24.8 25.0 24.8 24.8 24.8 24.9 24.9 24.8 25.0 24.9 24.9 24.9 24.9
21.4 21.4 21.4 21.4 21.4 21.2 21.3 21.2 21.3 21.2 21.2 21.2 21.3

...d o......
8-oz.pkg.
28-oz.pkg.
Pound..

..do....... 9.3 10.0 10.1 10.1 9.9 9.9 9.9 9.8 9.7 9.9 9.5 9.4 9.4 9.8
.do___
9.3 9.5 10.0 10.7 11.3 12.3 12.3 13.2 12.6 12.4 12.1 12.6 11.5
.do___ "1.7 2.8 2.8 3.2 3.4 3.0 2.9 1.9 1.9 2.0 2.0 1.9 1.8 2.5
.d o ..
5.6 5.9 7.0 7.3 7.7 7.1 6.8 6.1 6.6 6.4 6.8 7.6 6.7

do.......
Cabbage________
Beans, baked....... No. 2 can
Corn, canned__ ...d o ___
do..
Peas, canned___
Tomatoes, canned. ..d o ___
Sugar, granulated. Pound.
Tea....................... ..d o ___
—do___
Coffee..............
Prunes.............
Raisins.................
Bananas..........
Oranges..........

Cts.
47.5
41.0
35.5
30.7

34.5 34.7 34.5 35.3 35.0 34.8 34.6 31.8 31.1 30.8 30.7 30.9 33.2

39.6
Cheese.................. ...d o ___ 20.5 39.3
Lard..................... ...d o ___ 14.3 18.0 17.4 16.9
25.8 25.9 25.6
Vegetable lard ...d o ___
substitute.
Eggs,strictly fresh. Dozen. 32.9 55.6 47.3 42.1
Eggs, storage___ ..d o ....
Bread.................. Pound.
Flour.................. ...d o ___
Corn meal........... ...d o ___

Cts.
50.0
42.8
36.1
31.4

— do....
...d o __
Dozen..
...d o __

i 15-16 ounces.




3.2 4.2 5.4 6.7 7.8 5.9 4.0 4.1 3.8 3.8
4.1 4.7
9.9 9.9 9.9 9.9 10.1 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.1 10.1 10.5 10.5 10.1
15.6 15.8 15.8 15.9 15.7 16.0 16.0 15.6 15.8 15.8 15.8 15.6 15.8
15.7 16.1 16.1 15.7 15.6 15.8 15.7 15.4 16.1 16.3 16.0 15.5 15.8
5.4
45.0
29.3

12.8 12.7 12.6 12.7 12.7 12.6 12.5 13.0 12.6 12.5 12.4 12.5 12.6
6.8 6.8 6.7 6.8 6.8 6.8 6.9 6.8 6.7 6.5 6.3 6.4 6.7
66.6 68.5 69.0 69.0 69.0 68.5 68.1 68.1 68.2 68.1 68.1 68.2
46.2 46.3 46.5 46.8 46.9 46.8 46.1 46.8 47.1 47.6 47.5 46.7
13.2
12.9
42.9
57.1

13.4
12.9
42.6
56.5

13.0
13.0
41.8
56.9

13.3
12.5
40.2
57.0

13.5
12.7
39.9
64.5

13.7
12.8
39.3
64.1

13.9
12.7
37.8
61.8

13.8
12.9
36.1
63.9

13.7 13.8 13.9 13.9
12.6 12.4 11.5 11.2
37.4 39.6 40.9 41.0
66.6 63.8 61.5 52.4

13.6
12.5
40.0
60.5

66

RETAIL PRICES, 1890 TO 1028
T a b le

13.—AVERAGE R E TA IL PRICES OF SPECIFIED FOOD ARTICLES IN EACH
BUTTE, MONT.
1927

Article

Unit

Pound.
Sirloin steak...
Round steak........ ...d o ....
...d o ....
Rib roast.........
do___
Chuck roast. . .

Cts.
29.8
27.3
26.0
19.3

Cts.
31.9
27.8
27.6
18.9

Cts.
32.3
29.2
27.6
19.0

Cts.
32.6
30.0
28.1
20.3

Cts.
34.3
31.1
29.3
21.3

Cts.
34.4
31.3
29.0

...d o ....
...d o ___
—do___
— do— .

12.5
36.3
56.
60.5

12.9
35.6
55.8
60.9

13.1
35.2
55.8
60.5

14.0
36.1
56.3
60.8

14.2
35.1
55.4
61.3

14.3
35.4
54.6
60.4

Plate beef........
Pork chops___
Bacon, sliced. .
Ham, sliced..........

Cts.
35.0
31.4
28.8
20.8 21.4
14.4
35.2
55.0
59.2

Cts. I Cts.
32.9, 32.8
30.6j 29.1
29.0 28.7
21.5 20.2

Cts.
33.2
28.0
28.2
20.3

33.0
30.3
28.0
20.3

33.2
29.8
27.9
20.4

Cts.
33.0
29.7
28.2
20.3

13.4
38.0
54.6
58.8

13.2
37.5
52.5
57.5

13.6
37.1
52.5
58.8

13.8
32.7
51.7
57.9

13.5
35.8
54.7
59.7

12.9
35.5
55.4
60.0

Lamb, leg of____ — do­
Hens....................
do___
Salmon, canned, _ „d o ___
red.
Milk, fresh......... . Quart—

36.0 36.0 36.2 39.6 41, 40.5 39.5 38.9 37.0 37.1 36.3 35.7 37.9
34.4 36.8 37.7 39.3 39.2 35.7 34.7 32.9 33.2 32.9 32.9 31.5 35.1
30.7 30.8 31.1 31.3 31.0 30.9 31.1 31.9 31.4 31.2 32.7 32.7 31.4

Milk, evaporated. Can 1__
Butter__________ Pound.
O leom argarine ...d o___
(all butter sub­
stitutes).

11.0 10.9 10.9 11.1 11.3 11.5 11.2 11.2 11.1 11.1 10.9 11.1 11.1
54.6 55.5 56.3 52.0 49.1 48.6 49.1 49.2 52.0 51. 53.2 55.6 52.3

...d o _
_
Lard............. ....... ...do_
_
V eg eta ble lard ...d o_
_
substitute.
Eggs, strictly fresh Dozen.

35.7 36.4 36.5 36.5 36.5 36.7 36.5 36.5 36.1 36.5 37.5 37.5
23.6 23.2 23.3 23.3 23.4 23.7 23.8 23.2 23.4 23.6 23.0 23.2 23.4
28.3 29.5 29.5 29.5 29.7 29.7 29.7 29.7 30.4 30.5 30.6 30.3 29.8

Eggs, storage........ —do___
Bread..............
Pound.
Flour________
—.do___
Corn meal.......
do—

43.3
9.8
5.6
5.

Rolled oats...........
Corn flakes___
Wheat cereal____
Macaroni.........

...d o ___
8-oz. pkg.
28-oz.pkg.
Pound..

7.5 7.4 7.4 7.4 7.4 7.5 7.5 7.5 7.5 7.5 7.6 7.6 7.5
12.1 12.2 12.2 10.9 10.9 10.9 10.9 10.4 10.7 10.5 10.5 10.5 11.1
28.5 28.5 28.5 28.5 28.7 28.3 28.5 28.5 28.5 28.5 28.5 28.5 28.5
20.0 20.4 20.4 20.4 20.1 20.1 19.5 19.5 19.5 19.5 19.7 19.7 19.9

Rice....... .............. ...d o ......
Beans, navy......... ...d o ......
Potatoes..........
do......
Onions.............
do......

11.6 11.2 11.4 11.4 11.1 11.1 11.1 11.2 11.0 11.0 11.0 11.0 11.2
10.2 10.2 10.2 10.1 10.1 10.1 10.1 10.1 10.1 9.8 9.9 9. 10.1
3.1 3.0 2.7 2.7 3.2 4.6 4.
2.8
2.9 2.1 1.5 1.5 1
.
5.1 7.0 7.3 7.2 8.3 9.2 8.5 6.1 4.8 4.1 3.9 4.2 6.3

Cabbage............... ...d o ......
Beans, baked____ No. 2 can.
Corn, canned..
...d o ......
Peas, canned..
do......

5.5 6.8 6.8 6.9 9.4 12.0 8.0 5.1 3.9 3.3 3.4 4.1 6.3
14.5 14.0 14.0 13.9 13.9 13.9 13.9 14.0 13.3 13.3 13.5 13.4 13.8
15.2 15.3 14.9 15.0 14.8 14.8 15.0 15.5 14.6 14.4 14. 14.6 14.9
15.2 15.0 14 8 15.0 15.3 13.9 13.9 14.1 13.8 13.8 13.8 13.5 14.3

Tomatoes, canned — do___
Sugar, granulated. Pound,
Tea..................... — do­
Coffee...................
do___

13.7 13.3 13.3 13.3 13.3 12.9 12.9 13.3 12.8 12.8 12.8 12.8 13.1
8.8 8.7 8.6 8.6 8.5 8.7 8.7 8.7 8.6 8.6 8.6 8.6 8.6
81.4 80.9 81.3 82.3 82.2 81.9 82.3 82.2 82.8 83.1 82.2 83.1 82.1
56.5 56.1 55.1 54.7 55.0 54.5 54.5 53.8 54.0 54.0 54.1 54.1 54.7

Prunes................
Raisins................
Bananas..............
Oranges..............

17.6
15.0
14.8
44.5

1 15-16 ounces.




...do—_.
...do— .
.do..
Dozen.

14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0

39.9 42.8 46.8 50.6 54.8 59.6 61.9 48.6

58.0 51.5 40.4 37.9
9.8
5.4
5.9

16.0
15.0
15.6
48.5

9.8
5.3
5.8

14.9
15.0
15.3
47.9

9.8
5.3
5.8

15.2
15.1
14.8
49.0

9.8
5.3
5.9

15.6
15.1
13.9
45.7

9.8
5.4
6.0

15.6
15.1
14.4
48.0

9.8
5.5
5.8

15.3
15.0
13.5
45.0

9.8
5.5
6.0

15.4
15.0
13.1
53.9

9.8
5.4
6.0

15.0
15.1
11.7
53.5

39.4 38.1 36.7
9.8 9.8 9.8
5.4 5.3 5.3
6.1 6.1 6.3

14.9
14.8
12.7
56.2

14.5
14.6
13.0
60.7

9.8
5.4
6.0

14.8 15.4
14.6 15.0
12.8 13.8
58.8 51.0

67

DETAILED TABLES
OF 51 CITIES, 1913, 1927, AN D 1928, A N D EACH M ON TH OF 1927 AND 1928—Continued
BUTTE, M ONT.
1928
Article

Unit

Sirloin steak....... Pound.
Bound steak....... __do—
_do___
Rib roast............
do_
Chuck roast.......

Cts.
33.2
30.6
28.7
21.3

a s.
34.5
33.2
29.9
22.5

a s.
34.7
32.9
30.4
23.0

Cts.
35.0
33.6
30.1
23.8

a s.
35.9
33.9
32.7
24.2

a s.
35.6
34.5
31.4
24.1

a s.
35.2
34.1
31.0
24.1

Cts.
35.6
33.8
31.8
24.1

a s.
36.6
34.7
31.7
24.7

a s.
35.9
34.5
31.8
25.3

a s.
35.9
33.8
31.9
25.0

Cts.
35.4
33.6
30.1
24.4

Cts.
35.3
33.6
31.0
23.9

do_
_
Plate beef._.......
Pork chops......... . ___do___
Bacon, sliced........
do___
Ham, sliced. __
do___

14.4
31.8
52.9
56.3

15.7
30.5
51.7
56.7

16.3
28.9
49.6
52.5

15.5
29.8
49.6
53.8

16.4
34.8
50.0
54.6

15.9
34.7
50.0
55.0

16.0
35.5
49.6
54.6

15.9
37.5
50.8
55.8

17.2
39.5
51.3
57.5

18.0
35.5
51.3
55.4

17.7
35.0
50.4
55.0

17.1
31.8
49.2
52.9

16.3
33.8
50.5
55.0

Lamb, leg of........ —do_
_
Hens................... —do_
_
Salmon, canned, —do_
_
red.
Milk, fresh......... . Quart—

35.7 35.6 34.8 35.0 38.7 38.2
37.0
37.8 37.7 37.4
34.4 36.1 36.2 35.8 36.1 35.1 35.0 35.4 34.9 33.4 31.9 32.1 34.7
32.4 32.7 32.4 33.0
32.4 32.7 31.6 32.2 32.1 32.0 31.6 32.3

Milk, evaporated. Can1
__
Butter.................. Pound.
_
Oleom argarine ...d o_
(all butter sub­
stitutes).

11.1 10.9 10.7 10.7
55.5 53.7 52. 52.3

Cheese.............—
Lard__.................
V egetable lard
substitute.
Eggs, strictly fresh

14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0

.

10.5 10.6 10.5 10.7 10.8 11.2 10.7
10
51.0 51.3 54.1 55. 56.0 56.4 56.4 53.9

— do___
.—do___
— do___

38.2 37.7 38.2 38.2 37.7
36.6 37.7 37.7 37.7 37.3 37.7
22.8 22.2 21.8 21.6 21.2 21.1 21.3 21.9 22.0 22.1 22.0 22.7 21.9
30.6 30.4 30.3 30.3
30.3 30.3 30.6 30.6 30.3 30.4
30.3

Dozen...

55.3 48.8 37.3 36.6 16.4 40.2 45.5 47.4

Eggs, storage____ .—do___
Bread................. . Pound..
Flour.................... .„ d o ___
Corn meal............ .—do___

9.8
5.
6.2

5.4
6.2

5.4
6.2

5.5
6.2

5.9

5.8

54.4

60.5 47.5

42.7 42.3 44.4
9.8 9.4 9.8 9.8
5.2 5.0 4.9 4.9
6.2 6.2 6.4 6.3

9.8
5.8

5.4
6.3

Rolled oats_____
Corn flakes......... .
Wheat cereal____
Macaroni........ .

.—do___
8-oz.pkg.
28-oz.pkg
Pound_

7.
7.9 8.0 8.0 8.0 8.1 8.1 8.3 7.8 7.7 7.6 7.6 7.9
10.5 10.3 10.5 10.5 10. 10.3 10
10.6 10.5 10.3 10.5 10.3 10.4
28.5 28.3 28.7 28.5 28.7 28.7 28.7 28.9 28.1 28.1 28.1 28.5 28.5
19.0 19.4 19.5 19.7 19.7 19.4 19.7 20.0 19.5 19.7 19. 19.9 19.6

Rice— ..........
Beans, navy._
Potatoes_____
Onions...........

. —do___
do—
_„d o_
_
do_
_

10.7 10.7 11.1 11.1 11.1 11.1 11.1 11.3 11.3 11.3 11.1 11.3 11.1
10.1 9.8 10.1 10.4 10.4 10.7 10.9 11. 11.4 11.4 11.5 12.2 10.9
1.7 1.7 1.7 2.0 1.9 1.7 2.
2.3 1.
1.6 1.5 1.5 1.8
4.8 5.9 5.
4.8 4.8 5.8 6.1 5.7
6.3 6.7 5.
5.

.

do_.
Cabbage..........
Beans, baked....... No. 2 can
Corn, canned____ _ „ d o ___
do___
Peas, canned._

6.2 6.2 6.1 6.4 7.8 8.0 7.5 5.8 4.0 3.5 3.5 4.5 5.8
13.5 13.5 13.5 13.5 13.5 13.5 13.6 13.8 13.8 13.8 13.7 13.8 13.6
14.6 15.6 14.3 14.6 15.0 14.5 14.8 15.0 14.8 14.8 15.0 14.8 14.8
14.1 14.1 13.6 13.7 14.1 14.3 14.1 14.5 13.9 13.8 13.8 13.8 14.0

Tomatoes, canned „ d o _
_
Sugar, granulated. PoundT ea ...............
- —do_
_
do___
Coffee—...........

12.8 12.8 12.8 12.8 12.8 12.8 12.8 13.5 13.3 12.8 12.8 12.8 12.9
8.7 8.6 8.4 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.3 8.3 8.0 8.2 8.4
81.6 82.0 82.4 82.2 82.0 82.4 83.1 83.1 82.0 83.1 82.6 82.6 82.4
54.2 54.4 54.4 54.4 54.6 55.2 55.2 55.9 55.5 55.5 55.5 55.5 55.0

Prunes................. „ d o „ .
Raisins ................ ._do_
_
Bananas..........
do_.
D ozenOranges..........

14.2
14.6
13.8
54.0

115-16 ounces.




14.5
14.6
14.0
51.7

14.7 14.5 14.5 14.8 14.8
14. 14.6 14.4 14.6 14.4
13.6 8.5 9.3 10.2 12.0
52.2 54.0 62.4 64.4 61.

15.0
14.5
11.4
63.0

14.7
14.4
11.8
67.5

14.7
14.0
12.5
67.5

14.5
13.8
13.0
61.2

14.5
12.
13.4
50.7

14.6
14.3
12.0

59.2

68

RETAIL PRICES, 1890 TO 1928
T a b l e 12,—AVERAG E R E TA IL PRICES OF SPECIFIED FOOD ARTICLES IN EACH

CHARLESTON, S. C.
1927
Article

Unit

Sirloin steak....... .
Round steak____
Rib roast............ .
Chuck roast....... .

Pound..
...do___
...d o......
...d o .....

Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts.
21.7 32.5 32.7 33.2
20.4 30.0 30.0 30.7
20.2 26.0 26.1 2a 8
15.1 20.1 20.4 20.5

Cts.
33.7
31.3
27.5
21.9

Cts.
34.0
31.3
27.7
21.5

Cts.
33.3
31.3
26.7
21.0

Cts.
33.0
30.7
27.0
20.2

Cts.
33.4
30.7
27.0
20.9

Cts.
33.3
31.0
26.7
20.8

32.3
30.0
26.7
20.8

Cts.
32.7
30.3
27.0
20.3

Cts.
32.5
29.7
26.3
20.3

Cts.
33.0
30.6
26.8
20.7

Plate beef.......... .
Pork chops......... .
Bacon, sliced____
Ham, sliced.........

...d o___
...d o......
...d o......
...d o......

11.8 14.5 14.7 15.0
23.5 35.6 34.7 35.2
25.7 44.0 42.9 42.4
52.1 52.4
27.5

14.6
35.5
41.7
52.4

14.6
35.5
41.3
51.8

14.6
35.9
41.0
51.1

14.6
34.3
40.4
50.8

15.0
34.7
39.3
50.3

14.9
34.7
40.4
49.7

14.5
34.0
40.2
48.4

14.2
33.2
39.5
47.4

14.6
32.0
37.9
46.1

14.7
34.6
40.9
50.5

Lamb, leg of....... .
Hens................... .
Salmon, canned
red.
Milk, fresh...........

— d o .....
..d o ___
...do......

21.8 40.6 40.7 41.9 42.5 42.5 41.3 40.6 40.0 39.8 39.4 38.8 39.4 40.6
21.7 38,2 37.8 38.1 38.5 38.3 37.6 36.7 35.1 35.7 35.5 35.5 35.5 36.9
29.6 29.6 29.4 29.0 28.7 29.0 29.0 30.2 31.8 32.6 33.1 33.4 30.5

Quart... 11.8 19.0 19.0 19.0 19.0 19.0 19.0 19.0 19.0 19.0 19.0 19.0 19.0 19.0

Milk, evaporated Can 1__
Butter____ _____ Pound.
Oleom argarine ...d o —
(all butter sub­
stitutes).

11.9 11.9 11.9 11.9 11.8 11.8 11.8 11.8 11.8 11.8 11.8 11.8 11.8
37.8 58.4 58.5 58.2 58.0 52.4 50.6 50.0 49.8 49.5 50.8 53.0 53.9 53.6
30.8 31.5 31.9 31.6 31.9 30.6 30.6 29.8 29.2 29.2 29.5 29.2 30.5

— do......
— do......
...d o ......

20.6 36.1 36.4 35.9 34.7 34.2 33.6 33.0
34.4 35.6 36.4 37.1 35.1
15.0 21.6 21.0 20.7 20.3 20.0 20.0 20.6 20.6 20.6 19.7 21.3 20.7 20.6
22.8 22.8 22.7 21.6 22.3 22.9 21.7 21.7 21.6 22.2 22.1 21.9 22.2

Cheese..................
Lard.....................
Vegetable lard
substitute.
Eggs, strictly fresh

Dozen_ 31.5 53.4 42.2 33.8 33.4 32.5 32.1 35.7 40.0 48.2 56.7 57.0 57.3 43.5

Eggs, storage----- ...d o ......
Bread.................. Pound..
Flour.................... ...d o ......
...d o ......
Corn meal___

44.0 36.0
39.4 39.6
6.1 11.2 11.0 11.0 11.0 11.0 10.9 10.9 10.9 10.9 10.9 10.9 10.9 11.0
3.7 7.0 6.9 6.9 6.9 6.8 6.9 6.9 6.9 6.8 6.7 6.9 6.8 6.9
2.4 3.8 3.9 3.9 3.9
3.9 3.9 4.0 4.0 3.9 3.9 3.9 3.9
9.6 9.5 9.5 9.5 9.5 9.5 9.4 9.5 9.5
9.5 9.6 9.5 9.
12.0 12.0 11.8 10.7 10.4 10.2 10.2 10.2 10.3 9.9 9.9 9.9 10.6
26.5 26.3 26.3 26.3 26.3 26.0 25.8 25.8 25.8 25.7 25.7 25.7 26.0
18.4 18.6 18.6 18.6 18.6 18.6 18.7 18.4 18.7 18.7 18.7 18.9 i a e

Rolled oats_
_
Corn flakes_
_
Wheat cereal........
Macaroni—

...d o ......
8-oz. pkg.
28-oz.pkg
Pound..

Rice....................
Beans, navy.......
Potatoes...............
Onions................

— do___
5.5 7.9 7.7
...d o ___
10.0 10.0
— do....... 'Z 2 4 5 4.3
6.1 6.5
. . . do..

Cabbage..........
Beans, baked—
Corn, canned.......
Peas, canned..

...d o .......
No. 2 can
— do___
...d o ___

Tomatoes, canned
Sugar, granulated.
Tea.......................
Coffee...................

— do.__
Pound.
— do___
— do___

Prunes...........
Raisins...........
Bananas.........

...d o ......
...d o ___
Dozen...
__ do—

1 15-16 ounces.




7.5
9.8
4.0
6.3

7.5
9.6
3.9
7.8

7.4 7.4
9.8 10.0
3.9 4.4
7.8 7.4

7.3
9.7
4.3
7.8

7.2
9.6
3.6
7.3

7.2 7.1 7.1 6.9
9.8 10.1 10.1 10.1
3.6 3.4 3.4 3.4
6.5 5.7 5.6 5.3

7.4
9.9
3.9
6.7

1 3 4.6 4.4 3.9 4.2 5.6 6.9 5.2 4.4 4.2 4.1 4.1 4.7
9.8 9.8 9.7 9.7 9.7 9.7 9.8 10.0 10.0 10.0 10.0 9.9 9.8
15.0 14.5 14.4 13.9 14.4 14.1 14.3 14.4 14.8 14.7 14.3 14.2 14.4
16.8 17.2 17.5 17.2 17.3 16.7 16.3 16.5 16.5 16.7 16.4 16.4 16.8
10.5 10.5 10.5 10.5 10.2 10.2 10.2 10.2
9.9 9.9 9.8 10.2
5.1 7.1 7.1 7.0 6.7 6.8 7.0 7.0 6.7 6.8 6.7 6.7 6.7 6.9
76.9 76.9 76.9 76.9 76.9 76.9 8.24 82.4 82.4 82.4 82.4 82.4 79.7
50.0
26.3 46.9 47.1 46.9 45.2 44.5 43.9 43. 44.0 43.1 42.8 43.2 43.8 44.6
14.5
14.1
27.9
30.0

14.6
14.3
29.3
29.8

14.2
14.3
27.5
28.5

14.5
14.1
26.9
34.8

14.1
14.3
25.6
43.6

14.3
14.5
27.5
40.0

14.3
14.6
26.3
40.0

13.6
14.6
25.0
42.

13.5
14.4
25.
46.9

12.4
14.0
27.0
35.0

12.2
14.0
25.0
31.5

10.7 13.6
12.8 14.2
27.5 26.8
31.3 36.2

69

DETAILED TABLES
OP 51 CITIES, 1913,1927, AN D 1928, AN D EACH M ON TH OF 1927 A N D 1928—Continued
CHARLESTON, S. C.
1928
Article

Unit

Sirloin steak.
Bound steak.
Rib roast..............
Chuck roast.........

a s.
21.7
20.4
20.2
15.1

a s.
33.0
30.0
27.3
20.2

a s.
33.2
30.5
28.3
20.7

Os.
34.3
32.5
28.5
22.3

O s.
37.9
35.9
31.2
23.9

O s.
38.5
36.3
32.7
25.9

O s.
39.2
37.0
32.3
26.2

a$.
38.3
37.0
31.7
25.2

O s.
38.2
35.7
31.1
25.2

a s.
38.6
35.7
31.1
25.0

a s.
37.9
35.7
30.7
25.0

O s.
36.2
34.6
29.1
25.2

a s.
36.2
35.0
29.2
24.8

a s.
36.8
34.7
30.3
24.1

Plate beef...
Pork chops..
Bacon, sliced........
Ham, sliced_____

11.8
23.5
25.7
27.5

15.0
31.0
37.7
46.1

15.1
30.5
37.6
45.3

16.3
30.7
36.8
44.5

18.1
32.6
38.1
44.4

18.4
33.9
36.7
45.3

18.9
34.6
36.5
45.3

17.7
34.3
36.7
46.4

17.9
34.9
37.9
47.6

18.6
35.7
37.8
48.3

18.3
35.6
38.1
48.8

18.2
35.0
37.8
47.1

18.9
33.7
38.1
47.9

17.6
33.5
37.5
46.4

21.8 38.8 40.7
Lamb, leg of.
21.7 35.8 35.5
Hens............... —
Salmon, canned,
34.2 34.2
red.
Milk, fresh______ Quart... 11.8 19.0 19.0
Milk, evaporated.
Butter..................
Oleom argarine
(all butter sub­
stitutes).

41.4 43.6 44.3 44.3 42.9 42.5 43.3 43.3 44.0 41.0 42.5
37.0 36.9 37.7 37.5 37.5 37.2 36.7 37.3 37.7 37.0 37.0
34.6 34.8 34.8 34.8 34.8 32.2 29.5 28.9 29.2 29.2 32.6
19.0 19.0 19.0 19.0 18.7 18.7 18.7 18.7 18.7 19.0 18.9

11.9 11.8 11.6 11.6 11.6 11.3 11.4 11.5 11.5 11.7 11.8 11.8 11.6
37.8 54.9 55.1 55.6 55.7 54.4 52.6 51.8 52.2 55.6 56.4 56.2 56.9 54.8
29.2 29.2 27.4 27.6
28.9 29.0 28.7
28.8 28.7 28.7 28.7

Cheese............... . — do___ 20.6 37.4 36.7 35.4
Lard__................. — do___ 15.0 20.1 20.2 18.8
Vegetable lard — do___
21.6 21.6 21.6
substitute.
Eggs, strictly fresh D ozen.. 31.5 54.4 42.3 34.3

35.2 34.8 34.9 35.6 35.8 35.4 35.5 35.2 34.9 35.6
18.8 18.8 18.8 19.0 19.0 18.7 18.7 18.9 18.7 19.0
21.3 21.3 21.5 21.6 21.2 21.3 21.6 21.7 21.4 21.5
35.1 35.4 37.5 40.9 42.4 50.1 53.8 56.5 54.6 44.8

„js, storage-----Bread.........
Flour..........
Com meal-...........

-.-d o___
41.4 40.5 40.5
40.6 40.0
Pound.. " 6 .1 10.9 10.9 10.9 10.9 11.0 10.9 11.0 11.0 11.0 11.0 11.0 11.0 11.0
3.7 6.8 6.8 6.7 6.8 6.9 7.0 7.0 6.9 6.8 6.8 6.7 6.6 6.8
— do___
2.4 3.9 3.9 3.9 3.9 3.9 3.9 4.0 3.9 3.9 4.0 4.0 3.9 3.9
— do___

Rolled oats...
Corn flakes. -Wheat cereal.
Macaroni____

...d o ___
9.5 9.5 9.5 9.4 9.4 9.5 9.5 9.4 9.2 9.4 9.2 9.3 9.4
8-oz.pkg. ....... 9.9 9.9 9.9 9.8 9.8 9.8 9.8 9.8 10.2 10.0 9.9 10.1 9.9
28-oz.pkg_
25.7 25.6 25.6 25.6 25.6 25.6 25.6 26.0 25.6 25.5 25.4 25.6 25.6
Pound
18.5 18.5 18.5 18.5 18.5 18.5 18.4 18.5 18.5 18.5 18.7 18.5 18.5

Rice..... ................
Beans, navy........
Potatoes...............
Onions.................

— do___
5.5 7.2 7.2 6.7 6.6 6.7 6.7 6.7 6.5 6.8 6.7 6.8 6.7 6.8
...d o ___
10.1 10.3 11.2 11.0 11.4 11.8 13.2 13.4 13.4 14.5 14.3 14.5 12.4
...d o ___ ~~2.~2 3.3 3.4 3.9 3.7 3.7 2.3 1.7 1.8 2.3 2.5 2.6 2.5 2.8
...d o ___
5.9 5.7 7.4 8.0 8.2 6.7 6.5 6.3 6.6 6.9 7.2 8.3 7.0

Cabbage..............
Beans, baked.......
Com, canned.......
Peas, canned.......

...d o ___
4.1 4.3 4.8 5.6 4.9 3.4 4.2 4.7 5.2 5.4 5.3 5.3 4.8
No.2 can : : : : : 9.8 9.8 9.8 9.9 9.9 9.9 10.2 10.5 10.4 10.3 10.2 10.6 10.1
...d o ___
14.9 14.8 15.0 14.8 14.8 14.8 14.8 14.8 14.5 14.2 14.2 14.4 14.7
...d o ___
16.2 16.1 16.5 16.4 16.4 16.4 16.4 16.2 16.2 16.2 16.2 16.2 16.3

Tomatoes,canned.
Sugar, granulated.
Tea..................... .
Coffee..................

— do___
9.8 9.8 9.8 9.8 9.8 9.8 9.8 9.8 9.8 10.0 10.2 10.2 9.9
Pound.. ” 5 i 6.7 6.7 6.7 6.8 6.8 7.0 6.7 6.5 6.6 6.6 6.4 6.4 6.7
.’
._do_.
50.0 80.7 80.7 80.7 80.7 80.7 80.7 82.8 82.8 81.5 82.4 82.4 81.5 81.5
—do_.
26.3 43.8 44.4 44.4 44.8 44.8 44.8 45.2 45.2 45.8 46.2 46.9 46.7 45.3

Prunes.................
Raisins...............
Bananas.............
Oranges..............
115-16 ounces.




10.8
12.9
23.2
32.5

10.8
12.9
26.0
34.2

10.3
12.9
26.0
38.8

10.3
12.8
23.5
49.6

10.7
12.5
23.3
51.7

10.6
12.5
21.5
53.0

11.0
12.4
21.5
60.0

11.1
12.4
23.3
63.3

11.1
12.0
25.6
67.0

11.5
10.2
26.0
43.6

12.2 12.3 11.1
10.2 9.9 12.0
27.5 27.5 24.6
27.9 27.8 45.8

70

RETAIL PRICES, 1890 TO 1928
T a b l e 13.—AVERAG E R E TA IL PRICES OF SPECIFIED FOOD ARTICLES IN EACH

Article

Unit

Average for
year 1913

CHICAGO, ILL.
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Cts.
45.0
35.9
35.3
25.4

Cts.
44.5
36.0
34.4
25.2

Cts.
46.0
37.3
35.0
25.5

Cts.
46.9
38.0
35.9
25.7

Cts.
47.2
38.3
35.8
26.6

Cts.
48.0
38.7
36.5
27.8

Cts.
47.8
38.8
36.5
27.9

Cts.
49.1
39.1
37.4
28.3

Cts.
46.2
37.2
35.6
26.2

15.1
34.3
51.6
56.7

15.0
31.5
50.3
55.9

15.2
32.4
49.9
54.0

15.0
36.8
50.1
54.4

15.4
42.6
50.9
54.5

16.0
42.5
51.2
54.6

16.0
35.9
50.7
53.7

16.3
31.1
49.4
53.4

15.4
35.7
51.1
55.7

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u
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<

Is
s

Cts.
44.7
35.8
34.6
25.3
15.1
35.5
51.8
56.9

Sirloin steak
Round steak____
Rib roast..............
Chuck roast_____

Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts.
Pound
23.2 45.1 44.7 44.8
— do----- 20.2 36.4 36.0 36.0
— do----- 19.5 35.9 34.9 35.1
— do___ 15.4 26.0 25.3 25.4

Plate beef.............
Pork chops..........
Bacon, sliced.......
Ham, sliced.........

— do___
— do----— do___
— do___

11.5
19.0
31.6
31.8

Lamb, leg of------Hens.... ................
Salmon, canned,
red.... ................
Milk, fresh...........

— do___
__ do___

19.8 37.7 37.1 38.4 41.1 42.2 41.8 39.3 39.1 38.5 38.0 37.7 37.7 39.1
19.3 38.6 38.8 39.6 39.6 39.0 36.5 35.6 36.2 36.1 36.8 36.0 36.1 37.4

__do. _.
Quart.. .

37.0 36.6 35.7 34.6 34.2 34.3 34.9 34.7 35.9 35.4 36.1 35.3 35.4
8.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0

15.2
35.4
53.1
58.6

15.2
34.8
52.3
58.2

15.2
35.4
52.4
57.6

Milk, evaporated- Can *—
11.2 11.3 11.1 11.2 11.2 11.2 11.2 11.3 11.2 11.3 11.3 11.3 11.2
Butter.................. Pound.. 36.2 57.8 58.2 58.4 57.7 51.8 50.3 50.1 50.3 52.7 54.3 56.2 58.8 54.7
O leom argarine . —do___
27.5 27.1 27.2 27.1 27.0 26.9 26.9 27.0 27.1 27.4 27.5 27.2 27.2
(all butter subtutes).
Cheese................. — do----- 25.2 42.3 42.2 42.0
Lard..................... — do___ 14.9 20.1 19.6 19.1
V egetable lard - „ d o ___
26.7 26.7 26.7
substitute.
Eggs, strictly fresh Dozen__ 29.2 58.3 48.4 38.8

41.9 42.1 42.1 41.5 42.0 42.0 42.5 43.4 43.8 42.3
18.9 18.8 18.8 19.0 19.1 19.4 19.8 19.8 19.6 19.3
26.6 26.6 26.7 26.6 26.3 26.5 26.3 26.5 26.6 26.6
35.8 36.3 35.9 37.8 42.3 46.0 53.7 59.6 61.2 46.2

Eggs, storage.......
Bread...................
Flour ....................
Corn meal...........

— do----47.3 34.0
Pound.. ~ I 9.9 9.9
~6.’
...d o ----- 2.8 5.3 5.3
2.9 6.7 6.8
— do___

Rolled oats..........
Com flakes..........
Wheat cereal........
Macaroni

__ do____ ------ 8.6 8.7 8.7 8.6 8.6 8.7 8.4 8.5 8.6 8.5 8.6 8.6 8.6
8-oz. pkg.
10.1 10.0 10.0 9.8 9.8 9.7 9.6 9.5 9.5 9.5 9.5 9.4 9.7
28-oz.pkg.
25.6 25.6 25.6 25.5 25.4 25.2 25.0 25.1 25.2 25.4 25.5 25.6 25.4
Pound..
19.6 19.4 19.3 19.6 19.3 19.2 19.1 19.0 19.1 18.9 19.0 18.9 19.2

R ice.....................
Beans, navy........
Potatoes—
............
Onions.................

8.9 11.6 11.4 11.5 11.5 11.7 11.1 11.1 11.2 10.8 10.7 10.6 10.6 11.2
— do----_ „ d o ___
9.6 9.5 9.4 9.4 9.5 9.6 9.7 9.7 9.6 9.6 9.6 9.7 9.6
— do___ ” 1.6 3.9 3.7 3.4 3.2 4.3 6.4 4.3 3.6 3.2 2.9 2.8 2.9 3.7
...d o ___
5.7 6.0 6.1 7.6 8.8 9.0 8.0 6.4 5.5 4.9 5.0 4.9 6.5

Cabbage...............
Beans, baked.......
Corn, canned.......
Peas, canned........

5.8 5.8 5.6 5.6
— do----No. 2 can
12.7 12.8 12.9 12.7
— do___ ....... 17.2 16.9 16.7 16.3
— do___
17.5 17.3 17.4 16.8

9.9 "9.9
5.1 5.0
6.8 6.8

9.9
5.2
6.8

10.1
12.7
16.3
16.8

9.9
5.3
6.7

9.9
5.3
6.7

9.9
5.2
6.6

9.9
5.1
6.4

43.2 44.8 45.6
9.9 9.9 9.9
5.1 4.9 4.9
6.6 6.7 6.8

9.9
5.1
6.7

11.4 5.8 4.2 4.0 4.3 4.0 4.5 5.9
12.6 12.9 13.0 12.8 12.5 12.6 12.6 12.7
16.1 15.8 16.0 15.7 16.0 15.9 15.8 16.2
16.7 16.8 16.8 16.6 16.1 16.0 16.2 16.8

Tomatoes, canned ...d o ----13.9 13.6 13.5 13.8 13.7 13.8 13.8 13.9 13.9 14.1 13.8 13.8 13.8
Sugar, granulated. Pound. . "~5."I 7.2 7.2 7.2 7.1 7.0 7.1 7.1 7.1 7.1 7.0 6.9 6.8 7.1
Tea..... ................. ...d o ___ 54.0 73.8 73.9 72.6 73.0 72.8 73.3 74.2 73.5 72.0 71.3 71.8 71.4 72.8
Coffee................... — do___ 30.5 51.1 50.0 49.5 48.7 47.4 48.2 48.0 47.9 47.1 46.3 46.7 47.0 48.2
Prunes.................
Raisins................
Bananas________
Oranges................

- —do___
- „ d o ----- .......
Dozen.—
- „ d o ___ ------

115-16 ounces.




18.5
15.3
39.3
53.6

18.4
15.4
38.4
52.2

18.5
15.3
38.9
51.6

17.8
15.1
38.5
53.3

17.8
15.2
39.2
52.7

17.5
15.1
38.8
47.6

17.6
15.1
38.8
55.2

17.3
15.2
39.2
57.8

17.3
15.0
39.8
63.0

16.9
14.8
38.3
65.6

15.6
14.4
39.3
61.4

15.6
14.4
40.9
61.5

17.4
15.0
39.1
56.3

D E T A IL E D

71

TABLES

OF 51 CITIES, 1913, 1927, A N D 1928, A N D EACH M O N TH OF 1927 AND 1928—Continued
CHICAGO, ILL.
1928
Article

Unit

Sirloin steak.......
Round steak___
Rib roast............
Chuck roast.......

Cts. Cts.
23.2 48.2
20. i 38.8
19.5 37.3
15.4 28.6
|

a s.
48.7
39.2
37.7
28.6

Cts.
48.0
38.8
37.7
28.4

Cts.
48.5
38.6
37.6
28.5

a s.
48.6
38.8
38.0
28.5

Cts.
49.7
40.7
38.5
30.3

a s.
53.8
45.1
40.1
32.5

a s.
57.9
49.0
41.4
33.5

a s.
58.7
49.1
42.8
36.5

Cts.
57.7
47.7
42.3
35.6

Cts.
55.6
45.8
41.3
34.8

Cts.
54.5
44.2
41.5
34.3

Plate beef...........
Pork chops...........
Bacon, sliced----Ham, sliced........

11.5
19.0
31.6!
31.8

17.7
27.8
48.2
51.0

17.5
26.5
46.8
50.2

17.5
31.6
46.6
50.9

17.8
34.1
47.0
52.0

18.3
31.9
47.3
52.0

19.2
37.3
47.9
53.6

20.2
41.1
47.8
55.7

21.0
45.7
49.4
57.3

21.0
37.0
49.1
57.0

20.6
35.0
47.7
55.6

20.7
30.8
47.7
54.2

17.3
28.8
49.0
52.5

Lamb, leg of-----19.8' 37.4
Hens.....................
19.3 37.4
....... 37.0
Salmon, canned,
red.
Milk, fresh......... Quart—
8.0 14.0

40.5 41.4 41.4 40.7 41.2 38.4 38.0 37.7
37.6 38.1
38.4 38.5 39.0 39.6 38.0 38.4 38.8 41.0 39.6 39.2 39.1
37.4 36.7 36.5 36.7 35.9 37.2 36.2 36.1 34.6 34.6 33.8
14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0

Milk, evaporated.
Butter..................
O leom argarine
(all butter sub­
stitutes).

11.4 11.3 11.0 10.9 10.8 10.9 10.9 10.9 11.1 11.2 11.3 11.1 11.1
36.2 56.0 54.1 56.3 52.9 52.7 52.1 52.8 54.1 56.1 55.2 57.0 58.3 54.8
26.5 26.7 26.8 26.7 27.0 26.9 26.4 26.8
. 27.0 26.9 27.0 26.7

Cheese.................
Lard.....................
V egetable la rd
substitute.
Eggs, strictly fresh Dozen..

25.2 43.4 43.7 42.7 43.5 42.9 43.2 43.2 43.4 43.3 44.0 43.8 43.1 43.4
14.9 19.5 18.7 17.9 17.9 18.3 18.5 18.6 19.0 19.5 19.7 19.3 19.0 18.8
___ 26.7 26.5 26.3 26.2 26.2 26.2 26.1 26.2 26.2 26.2 26.1 25.8 26.2

Eggs, storage.
Bread................
F lou r...............
Corn meal.........
Rolled oats...........
Corn flakes.........
Wheat cereal........
Macaroni_______

29.2 59.4 47.6 39.9 38.9 41.6 42.8 44.0 45.9 50.6 52.0 58.6 58.9 48.4
6.1
2.8
2.9

— do„
8-oz. pkg.
28-oz. pkg
Pound. .

47.6 42.5
9.6 9.6
4.9 4.8
6.7 6.8

9.6
4.7
6.8

9.6
4.9
6.8

9.6
5.4
6.9

9.6
5.3
6.9

9.6
5.1
7.0

9.9
4.7
7.2

9.9
4.6
7.0

43.0 46.7 46.6
9.9 9.9 9.9
4.6 4.5 4.5
7.0 7.0 6.9

9.7
4.8
6.9

8.6 8.7 8.6 8.6 8.4 8.5 8.5 8.4 8.4 8.4 8.4
8.5
9.5 9.5 9.4 9.3 9.4 9.4 9.3 9.3 9.2 9.3 9.3 9.2 9.3
25.7 25.7 25.4 25.6 25.3 25.1 25.1 25.1 25.7 25.4 25.3 25.4 25.4
19.1 19.1 18.9 18.7 18.7 18.9 19.0 19.0 19.1 18.9 18.9 18.5 18.9

Rice_______ ____
Beans, navy_____
Potatoes..... .........
Onions.................

8.9 10.6 10.5 10.4 10.3 10.3 10.5 10.6 10.5 10.5 10.5 10.4 10.6 10.5
‘ 9.7 10.3 10.7 11.7 12.1 12.5 12.6 12.7 13.0 12.7 12.4 12.8 11.9
1.6 3.0 2.9 3.2 3.2 3.4 3.2 2.6 2.4 2.3 2.1 2.1 2.1 2.7
5.4 5.5 6.3 7.4 7.1 6.0 6.1 5.6 5.7 5.9 6.4 7.2 6.2

Cabbage...............
Beans, bak ed .....
Corn, canned.......
Peas, canned........

5.1 5.6 5.4 7.2 7.8 5.7 4.4 4.0 4.0 4.1 4.3 4.9 5.2
13.0 12.8 12.4 12.5 12.7 12.8 12.9 12.9 12.9 12.9 13.1 12.5 12.8
16. if 16.0 16.3 16.3 16.1 16.1 16.1 16.1 16.1 15.7 15.5 15.8 16.0
16.5! 16.6 16.8 16.6 16.7 17.1 17.1 17.2 17.2 17.0 17.0 16.6 16.9

Tomatoes, canned
Sugar, granulated.
Tea.......................
Coffee..............

___ 13.8 U 9 13.7 13.7 13.5 13.7 13.6 13.6 13.6 13.6 13.8 13.9 13.7
6.9 6.9 6.9 7.0 7.0 6.9 6.9 6.8 6.7 6.5 6.9
5.1 6.9
54.0 69.9; 69.5 69.5 68.9 69.2 69.4 69.2 69.2 69.2 69.2 69.2 69.3 69.3
30.5 48.9 48.8 47.7 47.7 47.3 47.2 47.8 47.7 47.7 47.6 47.6 49.7 48.0

Prunes.............
Raisins............
Bananas--------Oranges...........
115-16 ounces.




15.4
14.4
40.4
56.61

15.2
14.3
40.4
54.9

15.3
14.0
40.4
56.8

15.0
14.1
40.4
57.4

14.9
14.0
38.9
65.2

15.0
14.3
39.0
61.7

15.1
14.3
39.0
64.7

15.4
14.3
36.6
62.2

15.5
13.8
38.3
67.2

15.5
13.2
39.0
66.5

15.4
12.2
38.9
58.4

15.8
12.3
37.8
51.6

15.3
13.8
39.1
60.3

72

RE TAIL PRICES, 1890 TO 1928

T able 13.—A VERAG E R E TA IL PRICES OF SPECIFIED FOOD A RTICLES IN EACH
CINCINNATI, OHIO

Article

Unit

1927

co
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8
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Sirloin steak.........
Round steak........
Rib roast..............
Chuck roast.........

Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts.
Pound.. 23.1 36.5 36.5 37.0
..d o ___ 20.8 33.2 33.4 33.7
..d o ...... 19.1 30.6 30.8 30.8
..d o ___ 15.2 22.4 22.4 22.6

Plate beef.............
Pork chops..........
Bacon, sliced.......
Ham, sliced.........

-.d o......
-.d o___
..d o___
..d o ___

11.8
20.6
25.1
28.3

Lamb, leg of........
Hens....................
Salmon, canned,
red.
Milk, fresh...........

—do___
—do___
—do___

17.0 35.0 35.1 36.1 38.1 39.4 39.2 37.3 36.1 35.4 35.5 35.6 35.4 36.5
23.4 38.2 39.8 41.2 42.2 40.2 38.3 37.9 35. 33.5 34.3 35.0 36.8 37.7
31.2 31.2 30.9 30.7 30.2 30.5 30.8 31.2 33.0 34.9 36.4 35.6 32.2

Quart...

16.1
33.7
43.3
57.9

15.7
33.2
42.5
56.7

15.8
34.3
42.5
56.7

Cts.
37.5
34.3
31.3
23.1

Cts.
37.7
34.4
31.4
23.1

Cts.
38. t
35.2
31.2
23.0

Cts
39.1
35.7
31.6
23.1

Cts.
39.6
35.6
31.1
22.6

Cts.
40.2
36.1
31.1
22.8

Cts.
39.5
35.8
31.6
23.1

Cts.
39.3
35.7
31.7
23.4

Cts.
40.2
36.6
32.6
24.0

Cts.
38.5
35.0
31.3
23.0

15.5
34.5
41.7
55.6

15.8
34.1
41.4
55.5

15.9
30.2
41.3
55.2

15.6
32.7
40.3
53.3

15.8
37.4
40.9
54.4

15.8
40.3
40.6
52.2

16.3
41.2
40.5
52.0

16.3
32.5
40.1
52.0

17.4
26.9
39.1
50.2

16.0
34.3
41.2
543

8.0 13.3 13.3 13.3 13.

13.3 13.3 13.3 13.3 13.3 13.3 13.3 13.3 13.3

Milk, evaporated. Can1
___
10.8 10.9 10.9 10.9 11.2 11.2 11.3 11.3 11.3 11.3 11.2 11.3 11.1
Butter.................. Pound. . 38.5 58.3 59.4 59.8 59.3 52.7 50.9 49.8 49.5 51.1 54.1 55.6 58.7 54.9
28.2 27.8 27.8 27.6 27.7 27.7 27.9 27.7 28.0 28.6 28.7 28.7 28.0
Oleom argarine ...d o___
(all butter sub­
stitutes).
...d o___
- .d o ___
...d o___

Cheese................ .
Lard................... .
Vegetable lard
substitute.
Eggs, strictly fresh

21.2 37.4 37.7 36.7 35.8 36.4 36.3 36.2 36.4 37.4 39.1 40.4 40.6 37.5
14.1 17.7 17.1 16.9 16.9 17.0 16.7 17.0 17.1 18.1 18.4 18.0 16.8 17.3
25.7 25.6 25.6 25.8 25.8 25.8 25.7 25.9 26.1 26.2 26.1 26.1 25.9

Dozen__ 27.8 53.1 37.8 29.5 28.6 27.8 28.3 34.0 40.3 45.9 56.2 64.8 60.6 42.2

Corn meal_.

— do___
Pound . .
— do___
— d o„—

Rolled oats..........
Corn flakes...........
Wheat cereal........
Macaroni..............

__ do____
8.6 8.6 8.7 8.7 8.8 8.7 8.7 8.8 8.8 8.9 8.9 8.9 8.8
8-oz.pkg- ....... 10.4 10.4 10.4 9.7 9.8 9.8 9.4 9.3 9.4 9.4 9.6 9.6 9.8
28-oz.pkg
24.4 24.4 24.8 24.8 24.8 24.8 24.8 24.8 25.1 25.1 25.1 25.1 24.8
Pound
18.4 18.3 18.5 18.3 18.5 18.5 18.4 18.4 18.3 18.5 18.6 18.5 18.4

Rice......................
Beans, navy........
Potatoes...............
Onions.................

— do___
8.8 10.5 10.1 10.2 10.2 10.0 10.3
...d o ___
8.0 7.8 7.6 7.7 7.5 7.8
— do___ “ i."8 4.2 3.9 3.9 3.9 4.6 6.
— do___
4.9 5.2 5.2 6.9 8.3 9.0

4.8
3.3
2.7

Cabbage............... — do.......
Beans, baked....... No. 2 can .......
Corn, canned....... — do___
Peas, canned...
tomatoes, canned --do___
Sugar, granulated. Pound.
Tea....................... —.do___
Coffee..............
do___
Prunes................ ...d o ___
Raisins................ ...d o ___
Bananas.............. Dozen..
Oranges.............. ...d o — .
115-16 ounces.




41.8
9.0
5.9
4.1

9.0
5.8
4.0

9.0
5.8
4.1

9.0
5.7
4.0

8.9
5.7
3.9

9.0
5.7
4.0

8.9
5.8
4.2

8.5
4.5
6.6

8.9
5.8
4.2

9.9
8.6
3.7
5.8

8.9
5.8
4.5

39.9 41.3 41.4.......
8.7 8.7 8.6 8.9
5.8 5.6 5.5 5.7
4 5 4 4 4.4 4 2

9.7 10.2 10.0
8.7 8.8 8.8
3.3 3.2 3.0
4.7 4 7 4 6

9.8 10.1
8.4 8.2
3.0 4 0
4 7 5.9

4.1 4.4 5.3 5.7 9.2 10.9 5.5 4.4 4.1 3.7 3.4 3.3 5.3
10.6 10.7 10.3 10.4 10.3 10.4 10.5 10.4 10.6 10.5 10.5 10.4 10.5
15.0 15.5 15.5 15.1 14.9 14.7 14.6 14.9 15.2 15.1 15.2 15.2 15.1
16.7 16.9 17.2 17.0 17.0 16.7 16.8 16.8 16.6 17.1 17.1 17.1 16.9

12.1 12.0 12.2 12.4 12.0 12.0 11.8 11.9 11.7 11.7 11.9 11.7 12.0
5.3 7.6 7.5 7.5 7.3 7.3 7.5 7.6 7.5 7.5 7.5 7.4 7.3 7.5
60.0 77.5 77.5 77.0 76.5 76.0 75.5 75.5 75.5 75.5 78.4 79.1 79.1 76.9
25.6 45.4 45.7 44.1 43.5 42.5 42.6 42.9 42.6 42.5 43.0 44.1 44.7 43.6
16.2
14.5
36.0
36.9

16.2
14.6
37.0
40.6

16.5
14.1
35.5
40.3

16.2
14.3
35.5
44.4

16.0
14.5
36.0
47.0

15.6
14.4
35.0
45.7

15.8
14.9
36.1
45.4

15.4
14.6
36.1
51.4

15.2
14.6
36.1
52.2

13.7
14 3
38.3
57.5

13.7
14.0
38.3
47.8

13.7
14.1
38.9
47.2

15.4
14.4
36.6
46.4

73

DETAILED TABLES
OF 51 CITIES, 1913, 1927, AN D 1928, AN D EACH M ON TH OF 1927 A N D 1928—Continued
CINCINNATI, OHIO

Article

Unit

o
* C
"* O
6C
-*

*1
> >»
<

*1
0

1928
»o

M
S

»o
rH

1 4 1

>
0

10

to

i

&
2

I

»o

10

i

1

k
O

>
0

»o

&
£

IS
O

1

8
ft

»o
l-H

1
28
®£
>^

Sirloin steak_____
Round steak____
Rib roast..............
Chuck roast.........

Pound..
...d o ___
...d o ___
...d o ___

Cts.
23.1
20.8
19.1
15.2

Cts.
41,1
37.1
33.3
24.3

Cts.
41.3
37.3
33.4
24.5

Cts.
41.0
36.8
33.8
24.6

Cts.
41.4
37.3
33.9
24.6

Cts.
42.0
38.7
34.2
25.3

Cts.
43.9
40.6
34.9
26.5

Cts.
46.6
42.8
36.4
27.7

Cts.
47.1
44.1
36.2
28.1

Cts.
48.5
44.4
37.0
29.0

Cts.
47.4
43.9
37.5
29.5

Cts.
45.4
42.3
37.0
28.4

Cts.
44.7
41.1
36.7
27.8

Cts.
44.2
40.5
35.4
26,7

Plate beef__.........
Pork chops...........
Bacon, sliced____
Ham, sliced_____

...d o ___
...d o ___
...d o ___
...d o ___

11.8
20.6
25.1
28.3

18.4
26.8
38.5
5a 6

18.3
24.8
37.8
49.7

18.4
26.2
37.8
48.2

19.3
28.9
37.8
49.5

19.9
34.9
38.4
49.8

20.3
34.1
38.2
50.4

20.1
35.1
39.1
52.6

20.5
38.9
39.2
52.9

20.8
45.9
40.4
54.5

21.4
35.5
40.3
55.5

21.9
32.2
40.4
53.9

21.4
27.4
38.7
53.3

20.1
32.6
38.9
51.7

Lamb, leg of........
Hens.....................
Salmon, canned,
red.
Milk, fresh,.........

...d o ___
...d o ___
...d o ___

17.0 37.5 39.8 38.2 39.5 42.3 43.6 41.7 40.1 39.8 39.3 38.8 38.9 40.0
23.4 38.2 39.1 38.4 39.9 39.3 39.1 38.2 38.2 39.4 38.9 38.4 38.5 38.8
36.2 36.1 36.1 35.9 35.9 35.6 35.6 34.7 31.7 31.3 31.3 31.1 34.3

Quart—

8.0 14 0 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0

11.2 11.1 10.9 10.7 10.8 10.8 10.9 11.0 11.2 11.2 11.3 11.3 11.0
_
Milk, evaporated. Can i_
Butter...... ........... Pound.. 38.5 58.9 57.3 60.8 55.8 55.7 55.3 55.5 56.5 59.1 58.6 60.0 61.4 57.9
28.3 28.2 27.9 27.6 27.6 27.7 27.7 27.8 28.2 28.8 28.9 28.9 28.1
Oleom argarine ...d o ___
(all butter sub­
stitutes).
Cheese. ................ __ do____ 21.2 40.1 40.3 39.8
Lard___............... ...d o ___ 14.1 16.5 15.9 16.0
26.2 25.7 25.6
Vegetable lard ...d o ___
substitute.
Eggs, strictly fresh D ozen.. 27.8 57.7 39.9 35.6

39.5 39.2 39.1 39.4 40.2 40.1 40.3 39.8 39.5 39.8
15.9 16.8 16.9 16.8 17.6 19.1 18.9 18.4 17.6 17.2
25.7 25.8 25.7 26.0 25.8 25.7 25.6 25.6 25.6 25.8
32.8 36.8 36.6 38.3 41.9 48.2 49.9 57.9 53.4 44.1

Eggs, storage____
Bread___________
Flour....................
Corn meal............

43.8 36.7
40.3 43.4 43.4
— do___
Pound_ ” 4.8 8.6 8.1 ” 7."6 _ 7."6 ” 8.0 "8 .6 ”~8.7 ” 8.6 ” 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.6 "~8.3
— do___
3.3 5.5 5.5 5.4 5.5 5.8 5.9 5.9 5.8 5.6 5.6 5.5 5.3 5.6
...d o ___
2.7 4.4 4.4 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.6 4.7 4.6 4.6 4.6 4.6 4.5 4.5

Rolled oats...........
Corn flakes...........
Wheat cereal____
Macaroni_______

...d o ___ ------ 8.8 8.9 8.8 8.9 8.9 8.9 8.9 8.9 9.0 9.0 9.0 9.0 8.9
8-oz. pkg.
9.6 9.6 9.5 9.2 9.2 9.3 9.3 9.4 9.6 9.6 9.6 9.6 9.5
25.1 24.8 24.8 24.8 24.8 24.8 24.9 25.0 24.9 24.9 24.9 24.9 24.9
28-oz.pkg.
Pound_
18.6 18.4 18.3 18.2 18.4 18.4 18.1 18.4 18.1 18.5 18.5 18.5 18.4

Rice......................
Beans, navy.........
Potatoes...............
Onions__________

— do___
8.8
— do___
— do___ “T 8
__ do___

Cabbage...............
Beans, baked.......
Corn, canned.......
Peas, canned____

— do___
No. 2 can
— do___
...d o ___

Tomatoes, canned
Sugar, granulated
Tea__................. .
Coffee__________

11.9 11.9 11.5 11.6 11.6 11.6 11.8 11.6 11.9 12.3 12.7 12.6 11.9
— do___
Pound— " " 5.1 7.3 7.4 7.3 7.4 7.4 7.4 7.4 7.3 7.3 7.3 7.2 7.2 7.3
__.do___ 60.0 80.1 79.6 80.1 80.1 80.1 79.8 79.8 79.7 79.8 81.0 80.0 80.0 80.0
...d o ___ 25.6 44.0 44.1 44.2 44.7 44.8 44.9 44.9 45.1 45.4 46.1 46.3 46.7 45.1

Prunes.... .............
Raisins.................
Bananas________
Oranges. ..............

...d o ----— do___
Dozen_
__ do------ ------

115-16 ounces.




9.4
8.3
3.1
5.1

9.5 9.5 9.5 9.4 9.4 9.7 10.0 10.0 9.8 9.5 9.4 9.6
9.5 10.5 12.3 12.6 13.0 13.2 13.2 13.1 12.7 12.5 12.9 12.0
3.0 3.4 3.6 3.8 3.1 2.7 2.6 2.4 2.3 2.3 2.3 2.9
5.2 6.6 7.4 7.6 6.6 5.9 5.0 5.6 6.0 6.3 6.9 6.2

3.9 5.0 5.5 7.2 9.2 5.1 4.0 3.7 4.4 4.5 4.4 4.8 5.1
10.4 10.3 10.4 10.3 10.4 10.4 10.6 10.7 10.7 11.0 11.2 11.1 10.6
15.3 15.3 15.7 15.7 15.4 15.3 15.5 15.5 15.2 15.3 15.5 15.5 15.4
17.1 17.1 16.8 16.9 17.2 17.1 17.5 17.6 16.9 16.7 16.6 16.6 17.0

13.3
14.2
41.1
46.0

13.7
14.2
41.1
48.3

13.3
14.2
36.7
50.7

13.6
14.2
36.1
53.3

13.3
14.2
37.5
61.6

13.2
14.2
36.9
61.6

1

13.3
14.3
35.6
60.0

13.4
14.3
35.6
63.5

13.7
13.9
39.2
64.5

14.3
13.5
38.3
63.4

14.2
12.4
40.6
52.7

14.3
12.2
40.6
41.8

13.6
13.8
38.3
55.6

74

RETAIL PRICES, 1890 TO 1928

T able 12.—AVERAGE R E TA IL PRICES OF SPECIFIED FOOD ARTICLES IN EACH
CLEVELAND, OHIO
1927
Article

Unit

Sirloin steak........
Round steak____
Rib roast............ .
Chuck roast....... .

Pound..
__do----—do___
—do___

Plate beef__....... . —do___
Pork chops_____ —do___
Bacon, sliced___ —do___
Ham, sliced_____ —do___

Cts.
24.6
21.7
19.0
16.6

Cts.
38.2
32.4
27.7
22.9

Cts.
38.6
32.7
28.0
23.2

Cts. Cts.
Cts.
39.0
41.3 42.2
33.2 33.8 35.3 36.4
28.9 29.1 29.5 29.5
23.4 24.4 24.7 24.6

Cts.
42.4
36.3
30.3
24.9

Cts.
41.8
35.7
29.7
25.0

Cts.
41.6
35.5
28.8
25.1

Cts.
42.7
36.3
29.7
25.9

Cts.
41.1
35.1
29.3
24.5

11.9 14.0 13.7 13.6 14.1 14.3 14.4 14.1 14.2 14.4 15.2 15.0 16.1 14.4

27.6 49.3 48.6 48.7 48.0 47.3 46.7 46.2 45.8 45.1 44.7 44.6 43.7 46.6
35.1 57.8 57.8 57.4 58.1 57.0 55.8 54.3 53.8 53.3 53.3 52.5 51.8 55.2
39.0 39.4 39.9
38.5 37.4 36.4 35.8 35.2 37.4
41.2 39.3 36.9 36.5 36.2 35.1 35.7 35.0 35.3 37.5
33.1 33.2 32.9 33.1 33.6 34.3 34.6 34.8 35.0 33.7
13.7 13.7 13.7 14.0 14.'0 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0

11.3 11.3 11.3 11.3 11.3 11.4 11.4 11.4 11.4 11.4 11.4 11.4 11.4
60.6 62.2 62.5 61.9 55.6 53.5 53.5 53.9 57.1 58.8 59.8 63.0 58.5
30.3 29.8
29.1 29.2 29.2 29.2 29.2 29.3 28.8 28.9 28.6 29.3

Milk, evaporated. Can
Butter.................. Pound.
O leom argarine —_do.__
(all butter sub­
stitutes).

Cheese...... ......... — d o--_ 23.3 38. % 38.1 38.7
Lard__............... . — do.__ 16.3 21.4 20.7 20.8
27.2 26.9 26.8
Vegetable
lard -_do.__
substitute.
Eggs, strictly fresh D ozen.. 34.3 59.1 45.4 36.3
— do___
Pound.
„_d o _
_
— do_
_

Cts.
43.1
36.
30.1
24.

21.0 35.8 35.3 37.2 37.1 35.9 34.0 35.4 39.5 43.5 43.6 35.7 31.4 37.0

Lamb, leg of.___ —do___ 19.3 35.3 35.0 36.7
Hens..................... —do.__ 21.5 39.7 39.0 39.6
Salmon, canned,
d o -.33.3 33.1 32.9
red.
Milk, fresh......... Quart—_ 8.2 14.3 14.3 13.7

Eggs, storage.......
Bread...................
Flour.......... .........
Corn meal_____

Cts.
42.7
36.8
30.0
24.8

47.6 35.0
5.5 7.9 7.9
3.2 5.5 5.5
2.8 5.4 5.3

Rolled oats......... ...d o .
Corn flakes........ 8-oz. pkg.
Wheat cereal____ 28-oz.pkg
Macaroni............ Pound..

7.8
5.5
5.4

38.2 38.5 39.0 38.4 38.7 38.4 39.4 39.8 39.6 3,8.8
20.6 20.5 20.0 20.2 20.3 20.6 20.9 21.0 20.9 20.7
26.9 26.7 26.7 26.6
26.8 26.9 26.9 27.1 26.9
35.2 35.1 33.7 38.4 43.9 52.8
7.7
5.5
5.4

7.7
5.5
5.4

7.7
5.6
5.3

7.7
5.6
5.6

7.7
5.7
5.7

66.4 65.0 47.7

42.3 41.5 41.9
7.7 7.7 7.7 7.7
5.6 5.6 5.5 5.5
5.6 5.5 5.5 5.4

7.7
5.6
5.5

9.4 9.5 9.5 9.5 9.3 9.4 9.4 9.4 9.4 9.5 9.3 9.4 9.4
11.2 11.3 11.3 10.6 10.4 10.1 9.9 9.7 9.8 9.8 9.9 9.9 10.3
25.3! 25.2 25.2 25.4 25.3 25.3 25.5 25.7 25.7 25.3 25.4 25.5 25.4
21.9 21.8 21.9 21.5 21.5 22.0 21.8 21.7 21.5 21.5 21.9 22.1 21.8

Rice..................
Beans, navy___
Potatoes— .......
Onions. ............

...d o ___
...d o ___
...d o ___
. . . do.__.

Cabbage_______
Beans, baked___
Corn, canned____
Peas, canned........

. . . d o ....
No. 2 can
...d o ___
— do___

Tomatoes, canned
Sugar, granulated.
Tea......................
Coffee...................

...d o ___
13.8 13.9 14.1 14.1 14.1 14.0 14.1 14.1 14.1 14.2 14.0 14.1 14.1
Pound. . 5.4 7.8 7.8 7.8 7.6 7.7 7.6 7.5 7.5 7.4 7.6 7.6 7.5 7.6
...d o ___ 50.0 79.6 82.2 81.6 81.8 81.8 79.7 81.6 81.6 81.8 81.2 81.2! 81.2 81.3
.„ d o ___ 26.5 54.4 53.9 53.2 52.2 52.2 51.3 50.4 50.3
50.8 51.4 51.7 51.8

Prunes.. .............
Raisins_________
Bananas...............
Oranges—............

...d o ___
...d o ___
...d o ___
Dozen__

115-16 ounces.




8.7 11.6 11.5 11.2 11.0 11.4 11.3 11.1 11.3 10.9 11.0 10.7 10.7 11.1
8.4 8.4 8.5 8.4 8.4 8.5 8.6 8.7 8.8 8.8 8.7 8.8 8.6
4.4 4.2 3.9 3.8 5.1 6.5 4.0 3.2 3.4 3.2 3.1 3.1 4.0
5.1 5.4 5.3 6.8 9.6 9.4 8.3 6.3 5.0 4.6 4.3 4.1 6.2

"l."7

5.3 5.4 5.6 5.5 9.7 11.0 5.6 4.7 4.6
12.6 13.0 13.1 13.0 13.2 13.1 13.1 12.9 13.

4.1 3.6 3.7 5.7
12.8 12.8 12.8 13.0
17.3 17.1 16.9 16.6 16.2 16.8 16.9 16.9 16.6 16.9 .16.7 .16.5 16.8
18.5 18.5 18.4 18.2 18.2 18.1 18.2 18.2 18.2 17.9 17.6 17.8 18.2

15.8
14.6
10.7
49.5

15.6 15.8 15.3
14.7 14.7 14.9
10.6 10.3 10.4
49.3 51.5 50.3

15.6
14.7
10.4
52.9

15.2
14.6
10.4
54.9

15.5
14.7
10.3
54.7

15.2
14.7
10.3
56.0

15.3
14.8
10.3
59.8

14.7
14.
10.3
60.8

13.9!
13.7
10.5
55.6

13.4
13.5
11.3
57.7

15.1
14.5
10.5
54.4

75

DETAILED TABLES
OF 51 CITIES, 1913, 1927, AN D 1928, AND EACH M ON TH OF 1927 AN D 1928—Continued
CLEVELAND, OHIO
1928
Article

Unit

Sirloin steak....... . Pound..
Bound steak------ ...d o.......
Rib roast. ....... . — do___
Chuck roast....... . ...d o.......

a s.
24 6
21.7
19.0
16.6

Cts.
42.6
36.0
30.2
26.4

Cts.
43.0
36.7
30.5
27.0

Cts.
42.9
36.5
30.1
26.8

Cts.
43.3
37.1
31.1
27.3

Cts.
45.3
39.1
31.3
28.0

Cts.
47.5
41.4
33.1
30.4

Cts.
52.1
45.6
35.8
31.9

Cts.
53.1
46.3
36.4
32.0

Cts.
50.9
45.5
35.9
31.2

Cts.
47.5
42.4
343
30.3

Cts.
45.3
40.4
33.5
30.3

a s.
443
39.6
33.2
30.0

a s.
46.5
40.6
33.0
29.3

Plate beef---------- —do___
Pork chops......... . —do.......
Bacon, sliced____ —do___
Ham, sliced.........

11.9
21.0
27.6
35.1

16.3
30.6
43.2
51.9

17.1
28.7
42.9
52.0

17.8
27.8
41.8
51.7

18.1
33.0
41.0
52.0

18.7
37.1
42.3
53.1

19.1
348
42.7
52.9

19.9
39.0
43.7
56.4

19.8
42.4
445
57.7

20.7
47.9
447
58.0

19.7
36.1
440
55.3

20.2
346
42.5
55.3

19.5
29.3
42.0
542

18.9
35.1
42.9
542

Lamb, leg of____
Hens____ ______
Salmon, canned
red.
Milk, fresh........

..d o ___
—do___
—do___

19.3 35.8 35.8 36.9 38.3 40.5 41.1 40.8 39. 39. 37.5 36.3 36.3 3& 2
21.5 39.4 39.5 38.5 39.9 39.0 37.6 37.4 37.5 39.9 38.9 38.9 38.9 38.8
34.9 35.3 35.6 35.5 35.7 35.7 35.4 33.6 32.5 32.3 31.8 31.2 34.1

Quart...

8.2 13.7 13.7 13.7 13.7 13.7 13.7 13.3 13.3 13.3 13.3 13.7 13.7 13.6

Milk, evaporated. C an1- . .
Butter.................. Pound..
O leom argarine ...d o .— .
(all butter sub­
stitutes.

11.4 11.4 11.1 11.1 10.9 10.9 11.2 11.2 11.3 11.2 11.2 11.2 11.2
60.1 58.3 61.3 56. 57.3 56.3 57.2 58.8 60. 59.7 60.5 61. 59.0
28.4 28. 28.5 28.5 28.1 28.5 28.5 28.6 28.7 29.0 28.5
28.6

39.9 40.4
...d o ----Lard........... ......... ...d o ..... 16.3 20.5 19.9
Vegetable
lard ...d o .....
26.8 26.8
substitute.
E ggs, strictly fresh. Dozen.. 34.3 60.5 45.6
Eggs, storage____ . . . d o ....
Bread......... ......... Pound.
Flour..... .........
...d o .—
Com meal.......... ...d o — .

42.8 39.0
5.5 7.7 7.7
3.2 5.4 5.4
2.8 5.3 5.4

Cabbage............. ...d o .......
Beans, baked___ No. 2 can
Corn, canned___ — do___
Peas, canned----do___
Tomatoes, canned — do___
Sugar, granulated. Pound.
Tea..................... . — do___
Coffee...................
do___
Prunes........
Raisins.......
Bananas___

— do....
— do_„.
— d o....
Dozen-

115-16 ounces.




39.4 38.9 40.9 43.3 45.1 49.7 53.1
7.7
5.4
5.6

7.7
5.4
5.6

7.8
5.8
5.5

7.8
5.8
5.6

7.8
5.9
6.0

7.8
5.7
5.9

62.6

43.0 441 43.9
7.8 7.8 7.8 7.8
5.6 5.4 5.2 5.1
5.7 5.8 5.4 5.6

7.8
5.5
5.6

9.4 9.3 9.4 9.3 9.3 9.4 9.2 9.3
9.0 9.0 9.3
10.1 10.0 10.0 9.9 9.9 9.9 9.9 10.0 10.0 10.0 9.8 9.9 10.0
25.8 25.9 26.2 25.8 26.1 26.0 25.8 25.9 25.6 25.8 25.8 25.4 25.8
21.4 21.4 21.4 21.5 21.1 21.1 21.1 21.2 20.9 20.8 20.6 20.8 21.1

Rolled oats_____ ...d o .......
Corn flakes-------- 8-oz. pkg.
Wheat cereal------ 28-oz. pkg
Macaroni............. Pound
Rice....... .............. ...d o ...
Beans, navy....... . ...d o __
Potatoes............ .
.d o ...
Onions................ .
.d o ...

40.1 39.7 39.8 39.8 40.1 40.0 40.4 40.8 39.4 40.3 40.1
19.3 19.5 19.4 19.4 19.5 20.2 20.5 20.7 20.2 19.5 19.9
26.8 26.6
26.4 26.3 26.7
26.8 26.9 26.8 26.8

8.7 10.6 10.6 10.4 10.4 10.3 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.1 10.1 9.5 9.6 10.2
8.8 9.3 10.3 10.8 11.7 11.8 12.3 12.1 12.4 12.6 12.3 12.5 11.4
3.1 3.1 3.6 3.7 3.7 3.3 2.2 2.2 2.3 2.3 2.3 2.2 2.8
4.5 4 6 6.3 7.5 7.8 6.9 6.3 5.6 6.0 6.5 6.6 7.0 6.3

’ i."7

.

3.6 4 5 5.4 6.6 9.1 5.9 4 8 4 6 4 9 4 8 4.4 5.2 5.3
12 12.6 13.0 12.9 12.8 12.9 12.6 12.4 12.4 12.3 12.0 12.2 12.6
17.5 16.9 17.1 16.8 17.0 17.1 17.2 17.4 17.1 16.8 16.4 16.5 17.0
18.0 17.6 17.6 17.5 17.4 17.6 17.6 17.4 17.5 17.5 16.8 17.2 17.5
13.7 14.0 13.8 13.6 13.6 13.7 13.9 14 0 13.9 13.8 13.5 13.3 13.7
7.7 7.6 7.7 7.6 7.
5.4 7.6 7.6 7.6 7.
7.5 7.2 7.2 7.5
50.0 78.7 80.0 80.0 80.0 80.0 81.0 81.0 81.0 87.2 81.8 80.7 80.9 80.6
26.5 50. 50.8 51.7 51.7 52.1 52.1 52.5 52.5 51.9 52.5 51.6 51.5 51.8
14 0
13.5
11.1
54.3

14 0
13.6
11.1
53.8

13.7
13.2
10.7
57.1

13.9 14 2 149
13.6 13.7 13.8 13.9
13.3 13.6 13.6 13.6 13.7 13.6 12.9 12.3
10.4 9.9 9.7 9.4 9.4 9.3 9.5 9.9
61.6 70.2 66.7 66.6 68.1 69.7 68.5 58.1

14.0
11.7
10.0
50.2

13.9
13.2
10.0

62.1

76

RETAIL PRICES, 1890 TO 1928

T able 18.—AVERAG E R E T A IL PRICES OF SPECIFIED FOOD ARTIC LE S IN EACH
COLUMBUS, OHIO
1927
Article

Unit

Sirloin steak....
Round steak...
Rib roast..............
Chuck roast—

Pound..
..d o ___
..d o .....
..d o ___

Cts.
39.4
346
30.5
247

Cts.
39.0
34.1
30.7
24.7

Cts.
39.1
343
30.7
247

Cts.
40.1
35.4
31.6
25.5

Cts.
40.1
35.4
32.1
25.8

Cts.
40.4
35.9
32.1
26.1

Cts.
41.4
36.6
31.8
26.0

Cts.
41.7
37.1
32.2

Cts.
41.9
37.6
32.3
26.5

Cts.
41.6
37.5
32.3
26.4

Cts.
41.5
36.7
31.9
26.4

Cts.
41.8
37.4
32.3
26.6

Cts.
40.7
36.1
31.7
25.8

Plate beef........
__ do..
Pork chops.......... ...d o ..
Bacon, sliced....... ..d o ..
Ham, sliced...
—do..

15.7
35.4
50.5
58.5

15.7
34.4
49.5
56.9

15.7
345
50.5
56.9

16.2
35.2
50.2
57.3

16.2
35.2
50.1
56.9

16.3
34.1
49.9
56.2

16.6
33.0
48.3
546

16.6
36.2
48.2
542

16.8
37.7
48.2
51.8

16.8
40.3
48.8
52.5

17.0
35.8
48.5
53.3

17.3
82.8
47.7
53.1

16.4
35.4
50.0
55.2

Lamb, leg of........
Hens.....................
Salmon, canned,
red.
Milk, fresh.........

41.3 41.2 43.7 43.3 47.0 47.5 47.5 44.4 44.2 42.5 42.5 43.3 44.0
38.7 38.7 39.6 39.0 38.9 37.7 36.0 36.0 35.4 36.1 35.9 37.4 37.5
35.4 35.5 35.4 35.6 347 35.4 35.4 36.3 35.9 36.6 36.9 37.1 35.9

..d o —
.. d o ___
— do—

Quart—

12,0 12.0 12.0 12.0 12.0 12.0 12.0 12.0 12.0 12.0 12.0 12.0 12.0

Milk, evaporated. Can i —
Butter.................. Pound.
Oleom argarine ...d o —
(all butter sub­
stitutes).

11.5 11.5 11.5 11.4 11.4 11.4 11.6 11.5 11.6 11.6 11.7 11.6 11.5
57.1 57.8 58.8 58.0 51.8 50.4 50.4 50.6 53.4 55.1 55.6 60.6 55.0
28.7 28.0 27.7 27.5 27.7 28.0
28.5 27.9 28.2
28.8

Cheese.................. ..d o ___
Lard.................... ...d o ___
V e g e ta b le lard ...d o ___
substitute.
Eggs, strictly fresh Dozen.

37.4 37.3 36.9 36.5 36.6 36.5 35.7 36.1 36.9 37.3 37.8 38.0 36.9
17.8 16.9 16.8 16.2 16.1 16.1 16.2 16.6 16.7 17.3 17.3 17.1 16.8
26.0 26.0 26.0 26.0 26.0 26.2 26.2 26.5 26.2 26.2 26.3 26.4 26.2

___ , storage.........
Bread..............
Flour...............
Corn meal.......

42.5 30.0
8.0 8.0
5.4 5.4
3.7 3.7

...d o _
_
Pound.
..d o _
_
..d o _
_

540 38.9

27.8 27.4 26.5 30.6 33.6 40.4 45.7 55.1 57.6 38.9

8.0

5.4
3.8

8.0
5.3
3.7

8.0
5.5
3.7

7.8
5.4
3.7

7.8
5.4
3.8

7.7
5.3
3.7

7.7
5.3
41

42.0 41.3 42.8
7.7 7.7 7.7
5.1 5.1 4 9
41 41 41

7.8
5.3
3.9

.

Rolled oats.......... ...d o ___
Corn flakes___
8-oz. pkg.
Wheat cereal-.
28-oz.pkg
Macaroni........
Pound..

9.4 9.4 9.4 9.4 9.4 9.4 9.4 9.3 9.2 9.1 9.0 9.2 9.3
10.9 10.8 10.7 10.2 10
10.0 9.9 9.7 9.8 9.5 9.9 9.7 10.1
25.8 25.8 26.0 26.0 26.2 26.4 26.4 26.4 26.1 26.0 26.2 26.2 26.1
20.4 20.4 20.6 20.8 21.0 21.0 21.0 21.0 21.0 21.0 21.0 20.4 20.8

Rice.................... ...d o ..
Beans, navy____ —-do..
Potatoes............... -do..
Onions............
-do..

12.6 12.6 12.7 12.7 12.0 12.6 12.1 12.1 12.1 12.0 12.1 12.0 12.3
8.2 8.1 7.9 7.8 7.8 8.0 8.2 8.5 8.8 8.8 8.8 8.9 8.3
3.9 3.5 3.3 3.5 4 6 6.6 4 1 3.4 3.3 3.0 2.7 2.7 3.7
5.4 5.2 5.7 7.6 10.2 9.8 8.8 7.2 6.1 4 9 4 6 4 6 6.7

Cabbage...............
Beans, baked.......
Corn, canned.......
Peas, canned..

...d o ___
No. 2 can
...d o ___
.—do___

4 4 4.7 5.2 6.0
12.5 12.0 12.5 12.6
142 14.4 14.7 146
15.5 15.5 15.1 15.3

Tomatoes, canned
Sugar, granulated.
Tea................ .
Coffee............ .

— do—
Pound.
— d o ....
— do___

13.2 12.5 13.0 12.8 13.0 13.3 13.3 13.3 13.3 12.8 13.3 12.8 13.1
7.9 7.8 7.8 7.8 7.7 7.8 7.8 7.8 7.8 7.7 7.8 7.8 7.8
89.3 89.3 89.3 89.3 88.8 88.8 91.1 90.2 88.0 89.3 89.3 88.8 89.3
51.1 50.6 50.0 49.3 48.9 49.0 48.7 48.6 47.9 47.3 48.2 48.4 49.0

Prunes................. ...d o___
Raisins................. __do___
Bananas............. . Dozen.,
Oranges.............. . .—do___
*15-16 ounces.




17.4
14.6
37.5
50.8

17.3
146
38.8
52.1

17.2
143
38.6
51.5

16.8
143
38.1
51.7

10.1
12.6
140
14.9

16.9
143
38.1
545

13.1 5.5 4 6 4 2 4 5 4 3 4 0 5.9
12.5 12.5 12.6 12.6 12.6 12.6 12.0 12.5
140 13.8 141 13.9 13.9 143 144 14.2
15.1 14.7 14 7 148 148 148 148 15.0

16.9
14.3
37.9
50.5

17.1
14.7
38.6
50.0

17.0
146
38.6
56.2

16.6
14.5
38.6
540

16.0
14.8
38.6
62.9

15.8
14.2
38.6
52.9

14 5
13.8
38.6
52.2

16.6
14.4
38.4
53.3

77

DETAILED TABLES
OF 61 CITIES, 1913, 1927, AND 1928, A N D EACH M ON TH OF 1927 A N D 1928—Continued
COLUMBUS, OHIO
1928
Article

Unit

Birloin steak—
Round steak__
Rib roast..............
Chuck roast.........

Pound.
...d o -..
..d o ...
__.do---

Cts.
42.8
37.8
31.8
26.8

Cts.
43.5
37.9
32.4
27.1

Cts.
44.2
38.2
32.8
27.3

Cts.
43.5
38.2
32.9
27.5

a s.
44.0
39.4
33.5
28.3

Cts.
46.1
40.8
35.3
29.7

a s.
47.5
42:7
36.4
30.5

Cts.
48.9
44.5
37.3
31.5

a s.
50.7
44.3
37.9
33.0

Cts.
50.2
45.2
38.6
33.7

Cts.
4a 6
43.2
3a 7
33.0

Cts.
46.7
42.3
36.3
32.0

Plate beef...'____ ___do-_Pork chops......... .
d o .-.
Bacon, sliced____ __.do--Ham, sliced........ .
d o --.

17.9
30.5
45.6
51.7

18.8
28.1
45.0
50.7

la s
27.8
44.6
50.0

ia e
28.6
44.3
4a 6

19.2
32.4
44.6
49.2

20.3
32.3
45.4
4a 9

20.8
34.4
45.3
50.3

22.3
37.7
46.4
53.8

22.4
42.4
46.8
55.4

23.1
36.8
47.0
55.4

22.8
33.5
448
53.3

28.9 32.8
43.2 45.3
53.3 51.7

Lamb, leg of____ — d o --..d o .- .
Salmon canned, _ .d o -..

43.0 43.0 45.3 43.0 45.0 47.6 46.7 45.5 46.7 44.2 43.7 43.4 44.8
37.0 37.7 38.0 39.3 39.3 38.5 38.8 39.0 38.2 38.2 38.5 38.3 38.4
37.3 37.2 37.1 37.6 38.0 37.8 3a 0 38.1 37.2 35.7 35.0 32.3 36.8

Milk,' fresh......... .

as%
46.4
41.2
35.3
30.0

22.2 20.6

Quart..

12.0 12.0 10.5 11.0 11.0 11.0 11.0 11.0 11.0 11.0 12.0 12.0 11.3

Milk, evaporated. Can1
—
Butter.................. Pound.
Oleom argarine . . . d o ...
(all butter sub­
stitutes).

11.7 11.5 11.2 11.1 11.0 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.4 11.5 11.5 11.5 11.3
57.1 55.3 55.8 52.8 52.4 53.0 53.2 55.1 57.2 56.5 58.2 59.4 55.5
27.5 27.4 27.3 26.8 27.0 27.0 27.1 27.1 27.0 27.4 27.4 27.4 27.2

Cheese_________ . . . d o . . .
Lard___________ — do.__
Vegetable lard — d o ...
substitute.
Eggs, strictly fresh Dozen..

38.5 38.2 37.0 36.4 35.9 36.4 37.1 37.6 37.5 38.0 36.9 36.7 37.2
16.2 15.6 14.5 14.3 15.3 15.3 15.6 15.9 17.2 17.3 17.2 16.2 15.9
26.3 26.2 26.5 26.2 27.2 27.3 27.1 27.5 27.8 27.3 27.8 27.8 27.1

Eggs, storage----- ...dO -_Pound.
Bread.............. .
Flour...............
_._d o-..
Corn meal______
d o ...

41.0
7.3
4.9
4.1

Rolled oats______
Corn flakes___
Wheat cereal-.
Macaroni_____

..d o ___
8-oz.pkg.
28-oz.pkg.
Pound-.

9.5 9.6 9.6 9.2 9.2 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.1 9.1 9.3 9.1 9.3
10.1 10.2 10.1 10.0 10.0 9.9 9.6 9.8 9.8 9.6 9.6 10.0 9.9
23.1 26.1 26.4 26.4 26.4 26.7 26.9 27.1 26.7 26.4 26.7 26.6 26.5
19.4 19.4 19.6 19.6 20.4 20.4 20.8 20.4 20.4 20.1 20.4 19.8 20.1

Rice.................
Beans, navy.........
Potatoes..........
Onions.............

...d o ___
...d o .—
-d o —
..d o ___

11.7 11.6 11.6 11.5 11.9 11.9 11.6 11.8 11.6 11.4 11.0 11.4 11.6
,.
8.8 9 2 10.2 11.7 12.5 13.4 14.1 13.9 14.1 12.8 12.5 13.1 12.2
2.7 2.7 3.3 3.3 3.0 3.0 2.1 2.1 2.2 2.1 2.0 2.0 2.5
4.7 5.1 7.2 8.3
7.2 6.7 6.4 7.0 6.5 6.8 7.6 6.8

Cabbage...............
Beans, baked. .
Corn, canned..
Peas, canned. .

...d o ___
No. 2 can
...d o ....
— do___

3.9 4.2 5.3 7.3 9.8 6.0 4.5 3.9 4.6 4.4 4 4 5.2 5.3
11.7 11.8 11.9 11.9 11.7 11.7 11.7 11.7 11.8 12.3 11.8 12.1 11.8
14.8 14.5 14.5 14.5 14.8 14.8 14.8 14.8 14.5 14 3 14 3 13.9 14 5
14.8 14.8 14.8 14.8 14.8 14.8 14.8 14.9 14.8 14 8 14 8 14 8 148

Tomatoes, canned. . . . d o . - .
Sugar, granulated. Pound.
Tea..................... — do­
d o ...
Coffee.................
Prunes................
Raisins................
Bananas..............
Oranges...............

...d o ...
do.
Dozen.
...d o —

115-16 ounces.’

44848°—29-




55.3 3a 1 32.4 31.1 33.6 34.1 34.9 40.1 42.7 45.1 51.2 547 41.1
7.2
4.9
3.9

7.2
4.9
3.9

7.2
4.9
4.1

7.2
5.2
4.3

7.6
5.3
4.2

7.6
5.4
4.2

7.6
5.2
4.4

7.8
5.1
4.4

40.0 41.0 41.0
7.8 7.8 7.8
5.1 5.1 4 9
4.3 4 2 4 2

7.5
5.1
42

ae

12.6 12.6 12.7 12.7 12.7 12.3 12.3 11.9 11.9 13.0 12.8 12.8 12.5
7.7 7.7 7.6 7.7 7.7 7.7 7.7 7.6 7.6 7.5 7.4 7.3 7.6
87.9 87.9 86.7 86.2 86.2 86.2 86.1 86.1 86.2 86.5 86.5 86.1 86.6
48.0 48.3 4a 5 48.7 48.8 48.8 49.0 49.3 49.3 49.5 49.6 4a 6 48.9
15.4
13.9
39.2
51.4

16.1
13.9
37.5
50.9

15.6
14.1
36.0
56.7

15.2 15.8 15.8 15.3 15.1
13.9 14.1 13.7 13.9 13.7
34.0 34.0 34.0 34.0 33.0
66.2 62.6 65.8
53.8

15.1
13.1
37.0
63.8

15.2 16.2 16.2 15.6
12.5 11.3 10.8 13.2
39.0 38.0 40.6 36.4
68.6 56.6 55.1 59.3

78

RETAIL PRICES, 1890 TO 1928
T a b l e 12.—AVERAG E R E TA IL PRICES OF SPECIFIED FOOD ARTICLES IN EACH

DALLAS, TEX.
1927
Article

Unit

Sirloin steak........
Round steak-----Rib roast.............
Chuck roast........

Pound_
—do___
- d o ___
- d o . ___

Cts.
22.3
20.4
19.5
16.3

Cts.
35.6
32.8
28.3
22.8

Cts.
36.0
32.7
28.8
23.0

Cts.
36.7
33.3
27.5
22.5

Cts.
38.1
34.6
29.0
23.5

Cts.
37.7
34.1
28.8
23.7

Cts.
36.9
34.2
27.9
23.9

Cts.
37.9
35.0
27.9
23.5

Cts.
37.8
34.0
29.2
24.0

Cts.
37.5
34.0
28.8
24.3

Cts.
37.1
33.9
28.3

Plate beef...........
Pork chops..........
Bacon, sliced.......
Ham, sliced-------

—do___
—do.......
- d o ___
- d o ___

13.0
21.4
37.6
31.1

16.9
35.6
44.6
58.3

17.4
34.9
44.0
58.9

17.9 17.9 17.5 18.1 18.3
35.8 35.8 35.8 35.4 35.8
47.1 47.5 46.2 45.3 45.3
59.
59.5 57.4 57.4

17.7
35.6
46.2
57.1

18.5
37.4
47.0
56.2

18.5
39.1
47.9
54.8

19.0
36.5
48.9
55.0

19.0
36.5
48.9
54.0

18.1
36.2
46.6
57.4

Cts.
37.0
33.3
27.4
22.4

Cts.
37.1
33.8
27.3
22.1

Cts.
37.3
34.5
28.3
23.3

Lamb, leg of........
do-...
Hens..................... —do— .
Salmon, canned, ...do— .
red.
Milk, fresh......... Quart—

22.1 44.2 44.2 45.0 46.4 44.3 44.3 46.4 45.0 43.4 44.1 43.3 44.2 44.6
18.7 33.5 32.6 32.6 32.8 31.8 31.5 31.7 30.7 30.7 31.7 32.1 32.9 32.1
36.2 34.9 34.8 34.6 34.1 33.4 33.9 35.9 37.2 37.9 38.9 39.7 36.0

Milk, evaporated. Can
Butter................ . Pound.
Oleom argarine — do___
(all butter sub­
stitutes).

13.0 13.1 13.3 13.3 13.1 13.1 13.3 13.1 13.1 13.2 13.5 13.5 13.2
38.4 57.0 56.1 56.1 54.8 50.5 49.3 50.3 50.2 52.1 55.4 56.7 57.5 53.8
31.7 31.8 30.5 30.9 30.7 31.0 30.7 30.5 30.6 30. 30.4 31.2 30.9

Cheese.............. .
Lard................... .
Vegetable
lard
substitute.
Eggs, strictly fresh.

—do......
—do......
—do.__

20.0 37.6 37.7 37.4 37.0 36.9 36.9 37.1 36.8 38.9 38.3 38.8 38.7 37.7
16.9 23.6 21.8 21.2 21.7 22.1 21
22.4 23.4 23.3 23.9 22.9 23.2 22.6
22.3 22.1 23.4 23.3 22.6 22.7 23.0 23.7 23.4 23.6 24.5 24.6 23.3

Eggs, storage. .
Bread..............
Flour...............
Corn meal............

—do___
Pound.
—do___
—do___

10.3 13.0 13.0 13.0 13.0 11.0 11.0 13.0 13.0 13.0 13.0 13.0 13.0 12.7

Dozen... 28.4 47.1 34.7 27.9 28.8 27.7 27.3
39.0
5.4 9.5
3.3 5.5
2.9 4.2

9.5
5.5
4.3

9.5
5.5
4.3

10.0
11 .
27.3
21.5

10.1
11.7
27.3
21.3

10.3
11.6
27.8
22.1

Rolled oats.......... — do.......
Corn flakes.......... 8-oz. pkg.
Wheat cereal....... 28-oz.pkg.
Pound..
Macaroni........
Rice....................
Beans, navy____
Potatoes.............
Onions................

— do......
— do___
— do......
— do-----

Cabbage.............
Beans, baked___
Corn, canned.......
Peas, canned..

— do.......
No. 2 can
— do.......
— do..

2.2

9.5
5.5
4.2

9.5
5.3
4.3

9.5
5.5
4.4

35.3 43.0 46.2 48.8 56.4 37.8
9.5
5.5
4.5

10.4 10.5 10.4 10.9
11.3 11.1 10.5 10.5
27.8 27.8 27.9 27.9
22.1 21.9 21.4 21.8

9.5
5.5
4.5

9.5
5.5
4.5

35.0 40.0
9.5 9.5
5.5 5.5
4.6 4.5

9.5
5.5
4.6

9.5
5.5
4.4

10.7
10.5
27.8
21.5

10.4
10.5
27.8
21.7

10.4
10.9
27.6
21.7

10.5 10.3 10.5
10.6 10.6 10.6
27.2 27.2 27.6
21.5 21.5 21.7

11.9 12.4 11.4 11.8 11.8 11.9 11.4 11.6 11.7 12.3 12.0 11.8 11.8
11.0 10.6 10.6 10.5 10.6 10.6 11.1 11.0 11.2 10.9 11.3 11.3 10.9
5.1 5.2 5.1 5.3 6.2 6.5 5.9 5.6 5.0 4.8 4.9 5.0 5.4
9.0 8.7 9.0 8.4 7.9 7.4 6.
7.0 6.7 7.8
7.0 7.3
5.6 5.0 5.3 5.4 7.0 9.5 7.6 6.4 6.1 5.8 5.7 5.5 6.2
13.5 13.5 13.8 13.5 13.5 13.1 12.9 13.2 13.0 13.2 13.1 12.7 13.3
18.3 18.2 18.4 18.2 18.2 18.3 18.1 18.6 18.4 18.4 18.9 18.8 18.4
21.8 21.5 22.0 21.7 22.0 22.0 21.7 22.1 21.4 21.5 22.2 22.1 21.8

Tomatoes,canned. — do.......
12.8 12.8 13.1 12.9 12.7 13.1 13.1 12.6 12.6 12.5 13.2 13.2 12.9
Sugar, granulated. P ound.. 5.8 8.1 8.1 8.1 8.0 8.2 8.0 8.2 8.0 8.0 8.0 8.1 8.0 8.1
Tea....................... — do­
66.7 106.2 106.2 106.8 105.6 106.1 106.7 105.9 107.5 107.1 107.5 107.8 107.5 106.7
36.7
59.7 58.9 58.1 58.1 57.7 56.7 57.1 57.1 57.1 57.8 58.2
Coffee..................
do..
Prunes.................
Raisins.................
Bananas...............
Oranges................

—do___
— do—
Dozen _
—do___

»15-16 ounces.




20.5
16.1
33.8
54.1

20.1
16.5
36.
55.9

21.0
15.8
36.
52.9

20.9
15.8
33.8
50.4

20.4
16.5
37.5
50.1

21.0
16.0
33.8
49.9

21.8
16.5
36.3
48.7

20.7
16.5
35.0
53.2

21.1
16.3
35.0
54.7

18.6
15.7
35.0
54.0

18.9
15.8
35.0
54.3

19.8
15.6
35.0
51.6

20.4
16.1
35.2
52.5

D E T A IL E D

79

TABLES

OF 51 CITIES, 1913, 1927, AND 1928, AND EACH M ON TH OF 1927 AND 1928—Continued
DALLAS, TEX.

Article

Unit

Sirloin steak. __
Round steak. .
Rib roast.........
Chuck roast—

Pound..
.—do----— do___
— do___

a s.
22.3
20.4
19.5
16.3

O s.
38. €
34.5
29.3
24.8

O s.
(.1
35.0
29.7
25.0

O s.
40.0
37.3
32.5
26.2

Os.
41.1
37.9
32.3
27.3

Os. a s .
42.3 43.2
39.2
33.6 33.9
27.5

a s.
43.2
40.6
33.6
27.5

Os.
43.6
40.6
35.0
28.4

as.
43.6
41.3
34.9
28.8

a s.
43.8
40.7
36.3
30.0

O s.
44.5
40.7
36.4
31.4

O s.
44.1
41.2
36.8
29.8

O s.
42.3
39.1
33.7
27.9

Plate beef------Pork chops----Bacon, sliced...
Ham, sliced___

—do___
-d o ....
—do___
—do___

13.0
21.4
37.6
31.1

19.5
33.6
46.2
53.2

19.5
32.7
44.8
53.6

19.6
31.5
45.9
53.1

20.2
32.7
46.3
53.8

21.3
36.5
45.9
54.2

21.8
36.1
43.4
56.1

22.1
37.7
43.4
55.7

22.3
38.4
45.2
56.8

24.1
37.9
46.5
57.1

24.0
37.7
47.1
57.7

23.1
35.9
47.1
56.4

21.6
35.5
45.5
55.2

Lamb, leg of........
Hens.—..............
Salmon, canned,
red.
Milk, fresh......... .

— do___
— do—
— do—

22.1 44.3 43.6 43.9 45.6 46.1 44.8 45.0 47.0 45.3 47.2 45.6 45.0 45.3
18.7 32.4 32.5 32.3 32.5 32.2 32.6 32.7 33.0 32.4 34. 35.1 33.8 33.0
38.9
38.8 38.4 38.2 38.1 38.1 37.7 37.4 35.5 34.7 34.2 37.4

Quart..

10.3 13.0 13.0 12.7 12.3 12.3 12.3 12.3 12.3 13.0 13.0 13.0 13.0 12.7

Milk, evaporated- Can*_.
Butter..... ............. Pound.
O leom argarine - —do—
(all butter sub­
stitutes).

13.7 13.5 13.4 13.2 13.3 13.1 13.3 13.3 13.4 13.5 13.9 13.5 13.4
38.4 58.8 57.6 58.4 57.3 56.7 55.9 55.9 56.9 58.3 58.7 58.8 60.2 57.8
28.7
29.2 29.0 28.6 28.6 28.6 28.3 28.3 28.3 29.2 28.5 28.7

20.0 39.4 39.0 38.3
Cheese-............... — do—
Lard..................... _—do_-. 16.9 22.9 22.1 21.8
V egetable lard — do—
24.8 24.4 23.9
substitute.
Eggs, strictly fresh Dozen. _ 28.4 55.4 35.6 32.0
__ do___
Pound._
Bread
Flour.................... .._ d o___
Corn meal_______ — do----Rolled oats....... .
Com flakes....... .
Wheat cereal____
Macaroni........ ....

21.4
35.1
44.4
55.0

37.4 38.0 38.0 38.5 38.5 38.0 37.9 38.2 38.4 38.3
21.4 21.2 21.2 21.1 21.5 21.7 20.9 20.9 20.8 21.5
23.9 24.0 24.0 23.9 24.2 24.1 22.4 23.3 23.5 23.9
31.6 33.7 34.9

5.4
3.3
2.9

9.4
5.5
4.5

9.3
5.6
4.4

9.3
5.6
4.4

9.3
5.6
4.3

9.3
5.6
4.6

5.6
4.5

9.3
5.5
4.5

5.6
4.8

__ do___
8-oz. pkg ____
28-oz.pkg -----Pound..

10.6
10.6
27.8
22.0

10.6
10.5
27.7
22.0

10.1
10.4
27.6
21.7

10.4
10.3
27.4
21.8

10.5
10.2
27.8
21.8

10.1
10.2
27.8
21.6

10.0
10.2
27.8
21.8

10.2
10.2
27.6
21.8

Rice.................... __do_.
Beans, navy....... . ...d o ___
do—
Potatoes...............
do—
Onions................ .
Cabbage..... .........
Beans, baked___
Cora, canned___
Peas, canned------

— do—
No. 2 can
...d o ___
— do___

Tomatoes, canned
Sugar, granulated
Tea.......................
Coffee...................

_-do.__
Pound-d o -,
-d o —

Prunes.................. _do—
Raisins................. — do—
Dozen.
Bananas..........
Oranges______
—do—
115-16 ounces.




59.2 41.9

38.1 43.3 48.5

41.0 44.7 42.0
9.3 9.2 9.3 9.3
5.3 5.2 5.3 5.4
4.8 4.6 4.6 4.6

9.3
5.5
4.6

10.1
10.2
27.8
21.5

10.3
10.3
27.7
21.6

10.2
10.2
27.6
21.8

10.1
10.2
27.4
21.1

10.1
10.1
27.6
20.7

12.3 11.9 11.6 11.3 11.5 11.3 11.3 11.9 11.8 11.6 11.9 11.9 11.7
11.4 11.7 12.1 12.7 12.2 13.0 13.4 13.1 12.8 12.9 13.3 13.3 12.7
4.6 4.4 4.9 4.8 4.8 4.5 4.0 4.2 4.4 4.4 4.3 4.3 4.5
6.6 7.3 8.2 7.6 6.2 5.5 5.6 6.7 7.3 7.6 7.1 6.9
5.4 5.0 4.8 5.6 6.9 5.8 5.4 5.5 5.4 5.2 5.5 5.2 5.5
12.4 12.4 12.2 12.2 12.5 12.0 11.9 12.1 12.2 12.5 12. 12.8 12.3
18.8 18.7 18.6 18.6 18.7 18.4 18.4 18.4 19.2 18.6 18.4 18.5 18.6
21.6 21.6 22.2 21.5 21.6 21.8 21.5 21.5 22.3 22.3 22.5 22.0 21.9
12.7 12.5 11.9 11.8 11.8 12.0 11.8 12.1 11.9 11.8 12.3 12.3 12.1
5,8 8.0 8.0 7.6 7.8 7.8 7.8 7.9 7.6 7.7 7.6 7.5 7.5 7.7
66.7 107.1 107.1 105.6 105.4 106.5 105.5 104.3 104.4 104.8 102.9 104.8 104.8 105.3
36.7 57.7 57.7 57.2 57.5 57.4 58.1 58.2 58.3
59.1 59.4 >.4 58.2
17.0
15.5
36.3
50.8

17.5
15.4
36.3
52.4

16.6
15.3
37.5
50.3

16.6
15.3
36.3
53.1

16.9
15.3
36.3
57.4

18.1
15.3
35.0
61.6

17.9
15.4
35.0
61.2

18.4
15.0
40.0
61.6

18.4
14.2
41.7
62.4j

17.0
14.4
35.0
62.2

17.2
14.4
34.0
60.8

16.9
13.8
33.3
53.2

17.4
14.9
36.4
57.3

RETAIL PRICES, 1890 TO 1928

80

T able 12.—A V ERAG E R E TA IL PRICES OF SPECIFIED FOOD ARTICLES IN EACH
DENVER, COLO.
1927
Article

Unit

Sirloin steak—
Kound steak____
Rib roast.........
Chuck roast_____

Pound,
-d o .—
...d o —
...d o—

Cts.
23.5
20.9
17.2
15.3

Cts.
32.5
29.2
24.0
18.9

Cts.
33.0
29.7
24.1
19.3

Cts.
32.8
29.7
23.7
18.9

Cts.
33.6
29.7
24.3
19.6

Cts.
34.8
32.0
25.1
20.4

Cts.
36.0
32.9
26.3
21.0

Cts.
36. (
33.7
26.0
21.3

Cts.
35.5
32.8
25.6
20.9

Cts.
35.5
32.0
25.3
20.7

Cts.
34.9
30.0
24.8
20.3

Cts.
34.4
31.4
25.5
20.1

Cts.
35.2
32.3
26.5
21.1

Cts.
34.6
31.3
25.1
20.2

Plate beef........
Pork chops...........
Bacon, sliced___
Ham, sliced____

...d o___
...d o—
...do___
...do___

9.5
19.5
28.3
30.2

11.4
33.7
50.0
57.4

11.5
32.0
49.7
56.6

11.4
33.7
50.3
57.6

11.4
33.5
47.9
57.1

12.0
33.0
48.4
57.4

12.2
30.
46.7
55.5

12.0
31.3
46.2
53.4

12.2
34.9
46.2
51.8

12.2
37.4
47.3
51.6

12.4
38.2
46.3
51.5

12.5
35.1
45.4
52.1

13.2
30.7
44.7
52.8

12.0
33.7
47.4
54.6

Lamb, leg oL___ ...do__„
Hens___............... ...do___
Salmon, canned, ...d o___
Milk,* fresh......... .

Quart.. .

16.4 35.2 35. J 35.5 37.2 37.8 37.8 37.8 37.0 36. 36.2 36.2 35.8 36.6
20.3 32.1 32.2 33.3 34.2 33.0 29.4 30.3 29.4 29.6 28.1 28.5 28.4 30.7
33.5 33.5 33.8 33.5 32.7 32.5 32.6 33.8 34.5 35.8 36.5 37.4 34.2
8.4 12.0 12.0 12.0 12.0 12.0 12.0 12.0 12.0 12.0 12.0 12.0 12.0 12.0

Milk, evaporated. Can i__
Butter..... ............ Pound.
O leom argarine ...d o ....
(all butter sub­
stitutes).

10.4 10.5; 10.3 10.4 10.7 10.7 10.7 10.7 10.7 10.6 10.7 10.7 10.6
37.3 53.5 53.4 54.3 54.1 48.1 46.8 45.1 43.7 48.3 50.9 51.2 54.3 50.3
25.2 25.0 24.8 24.8 24.8 25.0 25.0 24.9 24.6 24.6 24.6 24.7 24.8

Cheese.................
Lard. ...................
Vegetable lard
substitute.
Eggs, strictly fresh

—do___
—do___
—do___

36.8 37.1 37.9 39.0 39.4 40.1 38.0
26.1 37.7 37.9 38.3 37.3 37.2
16.2 20.4 20.0 20.3 19.9 19.6 19.1 19.2 19.0 19.1 19.8 19.8 19.3 19.6
22.8 22.2 22.3 22.2 21.5 22.3
22.6 22.4 222 22.5 22.7 22.3

_js, storage.......
Bread..............
Flour...............
Corn meal............

__do___
P ound..
„ d o ___
—do-----

D ozen.. 32.0 52.4 36.9 33.4 30.8 30.0 29.1

Rolled oats........... — do___
Com flakes.......... 8-oz. pkg.
Wheat cereal._
Macaroni_____
Pound..

41.9 30.0
5.4 8.1 8.1
2.6 4.2 4.2
2.5 4.4 4.3

8.1
4.2
4.4

8.1
4.3
4.3

8.1
4.2
4.4

8.1
4.4
4.4

37.5 40.7 54.6 57.7 56.5 41.1
7.9
4.4
4.5

8.0
4.4
4.5

8.0
4.3
4.4

40.5 41.0 41.5
8.0 8.0 8.0
4.3 4.3 4.3
4.4 4.5 4.5

8.0
4.3
4.4

7.9 7.8 7.8 7.8 7.5 7.6 7.6 7.6 7.6 7.7 7.7 7.6 7.7
10.9 10.9 10.8 10.3 10.0 9.8 9.6 9.6 9.8 9.7 9.5 9.5 10.0
25.0 24.8 24.8 24.7 24.8 24.8 24.6 24.6 24.8 216 24.5 24.5 24.7
19.8 20.0 19.6 20.0 19.6 19.6 19.9 19.7 19.7 19.4 19.3 19.3 19.7
8.6 10.5 10.3 10.1 10.1
9.7 9.4 9.6 9.3
1.4 3.8 3.5 3.4 3.6
3.9 4.3 4.4 5.9

9.8 9.7
9.9 9.7 10.1
9.8 10.1 10.5 10.6 10.7 10.0
4.7 7.1 4.6 3.2 2.5 2.0
7.5 8.5 7.7 6.1 4.8 4.3

Rice.....................
Beans, navy____
Potatoes............. .
Onions.................

.do____
.d o.___
.do____
.do.

Cabbage............. .
Beans, baked___
Corn, canned___
Peas, canned____

...d o ____
No. 2 can
...d o .___
— do___

Tomatoes, canned.
Sugar, granulated.
Tea........ ..............
Coffee—...........

12.7 12.3 12.4 11.7 11.6 11.7 11.4 12.0 11 12.2 121 11.9 12.0
. . . do_.
7.9 7.8 7.8 7.8 7.7 7.5 7.8
Pound._ 5.5 8.0 7.8 7.7 7.6 7.7 8.
68.5 69.0 68.8 69.0 69.0 68.8 68.8 69.2 68.0 70.3 69.6 67.2 68.9
...d o ____ 52.8
— do._
29.4 51.2 50.7 50.2 49.5 49.5 49.2 49.2 48.9 48.9 47.9 48.4 49.4 49.4

Prunes.............
...d o___
Raisins................. ...d o___
Bananas..........
.do.
Dozen.
Oranges...........
1 15-16 ounces.




9.5
9.5
2.1
3.9

9.5
9.4
2.1
5.4

3.7 3.9 4.2 5.1 7.5 10.3 3.5 2.2 2.4 2.6 2.7 3.0 4.3
11.1 11.3 11.4 11.2 11.3 11.3 11 1 11.0 10.9 10.6 10.9 10.9 11.1
14.3 13.9 13.3 13.9 13.9; 13.7 13.5 14.1 13.9 14.0 13.9 14.1 13.9
15.5 15.2 15.1 14.6 14.8 15.0 14.7 14.8 15.2 15.2 15.1 15.3 15.0

16.4
14.5
9.4
45.3

16.1
14.4
12.0
47.9

16.5
14.3
11.8
48.7

16.2
14.5
10.5
48.4

16.1
14.6
10.4
45.8

15.9
14.3
11,
13.4

16.3
14.2
10.8
44.0

15.7
14.0
10.9
44.6

14.8
14.0
10.3
48.5

14.9
14.1
11.4
46.8

14.5
13.6
11.9
51.9

14.3
13.6
11.2
55.8

15.6
14.2
11.0
47.6

81

DETAILED TABLES
OF 51 CITIES, 1913, 1927, A N D 1928, A N D EACH M ON TH OF 1927 AND 1928—Continued
DENVER, COLO.
1928
Article

Unit
> >
*
<
Cts.
37.2
34.2
27.6
22.2 22.5

Cts.
37.0
34.3
27.9
22.5

Cts.
38.8
36.0
30.5
23.8

Cts.
40.7
37.7
31.2
25.3

Cts.
43.0
39.8
32.5
27.0

Cts.
43.8
39.7
32.8
27.4

Cts.
43.8
39.7
32.9
27.5

Cts.
43.1
39.9
31.7
27.2

Cts.
40.7
37.2
30.4
26.2

Cts.
39.3
35.5
30.2
25.7

Cts.
40.1
36.7
30.2
24.9

13.9
25.8
43.0
51.4

14.0
29.0
41.9
51.2

14.4
33.9
42.3
51.7

15.9
32.3
42.4
52.9

16.1
34.2
42.0
53.8

16.0
38.5
44.7
54.0

16.6
43.2
44.5
54.8

17.5
36.5
44.7
54.5

17.3
34.3
43.0
53.3

16.5
30.9
41.9
52.4

15.5
32.9
43.2
52.9

Sirloin steak.
Round steak____
Rib roast......... .
Chuck roast_____

Pound.
..—do_
_
._do_
_
___do—

Cts.
23.5
20.9
17.2
15.3

Cts.
36.4
32.7
26.9
21.4

Cts.
36.8
33.6
27.4

Plate beef.............
Pork chops.
Bacon, sliced____
Ham, sliced........

. . . d o ...
__ do___
...d o _
_
— do__.

9.5
19.5
28.3
30.2

13.6
29.0
44.1
52.6

13.6
27.6
44.0
51.9

Lamb, leg of____ __ d o . . .
-„d o _
_
Salmon, canned, __ do___
red.
Milk, fresh_____ Quart—

16.4 35.1 34.9 36.5 37.2 38.0 38.9
34.7 34.5 36.7
36.8
20.3 29.6 30.4 30. 32.9 32.6 30.4 30.3 31.1 30.6 31.6 31.5 31.8 31.1
37.6 37.4
38.0 38.2 38.0 37.7 34.9 34.2 33.6 32.7 31.6 36.0

Milk, evaporated. Can
Butter.................. Pound.
Oleom argarine __ do—
(all butter sub­
stitutes).

10.6 10.6 10.1 10.1 10.2 10.2 10.2 10.4 10.6 10.7 10.7 10.7 10.4
37.3 53.6 52.6 51.3 50.0 50.8 50.1 48.5 49.5 52.6 52.5 53.5 54.3 51.6
24.5 24.3 24.3 24.4 24.3 24.5 24.4 24.5 24.6 25.0 25.0 24.8 24.6

8.4 12.0 12.0 12.0 12.0 12.0 12.0 12.0 12.0 12.0 12.0 12.0 12.0 12.0

Cheese__________ __ do___ 26.1 39.7
39.2
Lard................ . __ do___ 16.2 19.0 18.2 17.8
22.2 21.1 20.6
V eg eta ble lard - d o - . . .
substitute.
Eggs, strictly fresh Dozen— 32.0 53.0 31.6 31.1
_js, storage------ __ do___
Bread.........
Pound..
Flour.................... —do___
Com meal.......
—do___
Rolled oats______
Com flakes...........
Wheat cereal.
Macaroni___

__do___
__do___
—do___
—do_.

Cabbage.......... . — do___
Beans, baked....... No. 2 can
Com, canned—
— do___
Peas, canned-.
do_.
Tomatoes, canned
Sugar, granulated.
Tea.......................
Coffee...................
Prunes..............
Raisins............

__do_
_
Pound.
— do— .
__do_
_
-do___
..do___
-do—

115-16 ounces.




8.1
4.4
4.5

31.3 33.1 33.7 36.5 38.7 42.9 49.9 56.8 58.6 41.4
8.2
4.5
4.6

8.1
4.6
4.6

8.0
4.5
4.7

8.1
4.5
4.5

8.1
4.2
4.5

7.9
4.1
4.5

41.1 44.7 44.3
7.7 7.7 7.7
4.0 4.0 3.9
4.5 4.5 4.5

8.0
4.3
4.5

7.4 7.4 7.5 7.5 7.5 7.6 7.6 7.6 7.5 7.5 7.6 7.6 7.5
9.6 9.6 9.5 9.7 9.5 9.5 9.6 9.5 9.5 9.5 9.5 9.6 9.5
24.4 24.6 24.6 24.7 24.5 24.6 24.4 24.8 24.5 24.6 24.6 24.5 24.6
19.6 19.5 19.3 19.2 19.4 19.3 19.4 19.4 19.4 19.4 19.8 19.7 19.5

-d o -.._
8-oz.pkg28-oz.pkg,
Pound..

Rice................. .
Beans, navy.......
Potatoes..............
Onions................

43.6 25.0
5.4 8.3 8.2
2.6 4.4 4.4
2.5 4.5 4.5

39.5 39.4 39.1 40.3 40.0 40.5 40.7 39.5 39.8
17.5 17.9 18.3 18.7 18.6 19.3 19.6 19.3 19.0 18.6
21.2 21.4 22.0 21.9 21.7 22.2 21.8 21.1 21.6 21.6

8.6
"1.4

9.2 9.3 9.3 8.9 8.9 9.0 9.0 9.0 9.2 8.9 9.1 9.0 9.1
9.7 10.2 10.9 11.4 12.1 12.1 12.1 12.3 12.2 11.4 11.7 12.2 11.5
2.1 2.0 2.7 2.9 2.4 2.4 2.4 1.6 1.4 1.5 1.7 1.8 2.1
4.0 4.3 4.7 5.3 6.2 6.3 6.0 4.8 4.6 4.7 4.8 5.4 5.1
3.8 4.2 4.8 6.5 7.3 5.3 3.9 2.3 2.1 2.1 2.8 3.6 4.1
11.2 11.4 11.2 11.2 11.6 11.6 11.9 11.8 11.7 11.4 11.5 11.1 11.5
14.2 14.1 14.2 14.0 14.1 14.3 14.3 14.1 14.0 13.9 13.7 14.0 14.1
15.4 15.3 15.2 15.1 15.3 15.3 15.3 15.0 15.0 15.0 14.9 14.9 15.1

11.8 11.9 11.8 12.0 12.1 12.0 12.0 12.0 11.9 11.8 11.6 11.7 11.9
5.5 7.6 7.5 7.5 7.5 7.6 7.7 7.5 7.7 7.6 7.3 7.4 7.4 7.5
52.8 69.9 69.4 69.6 69.5 69.9 70.0 70.0 70.0 70.0 70.0 70.0 69.8 69.8
29.4 49.5 49.5 49.6 50.0 49.4 49.7 49.7 50.2 50.0 50.0 50.1 49.7 49.8
14.3
13.7
11.0
51.7

14.2 14.3 15.0 14.3 14.6 14.9 15.0 14.8
13.2 13.2 13.1 13.3 13.5 13.3 12.3 12.2
11.8 8.8 8.5 9.0 9.4 9.3 9.5 9.7
50.1 50.1 54.4 57.0 58.0 58.2 57.8 60.1

14.4
11.0
10.8
62.0

14.3
10.8
10.9
61.1

14.8
10.9
10.8
50.4

14.6
12.5
10.0
55.9

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Rib roast.............. „ _ d o .......
Chuck roast.........
do—

Cts.
94 6
19.8
19.5
15.1

Cts.
41 1
33.8
30.0
22.7

Cts.
40.9
34.3
31.0
23.0

Cts.
41.0
34.7
30.9
23.0

Cts.
41.7
35.5
31.5
23.3

Cts.
42.4
36.0
32.0
23.7

Cts.
42.3
36.1
32.5
23.9

Cts.
43.9
36.8
32.7
24.5

Cts.
44.3
37.9
32.9
25.1

Cts.
44.8
37.6
32.8
25.1

Cts.
44.4
37.3
32.8
25.4

Cts.
43.9
36.6
32.3
25.3

Cts.
45.0
37.1
33.5
25.8

Cts.
43.0
36.1
32.1
24.2

Plate beef_______
Pork chops...........
Bacon, sliced.......
Ham, sliced..........

— do.......
...d o ___
...d o ___
...d o ___

11.2
19.5
23.3
26.1

14.7
38.2
51.0
61.0

14.4
37.1
50.5
60.9

14.3
38.0
50.5
60.2

14.6
38.6
50.0
61.1

14.5
37.5
50.4
60.2

14.4
34.9
49.6
58.8

14.7
35.7
48.2
58.3

15.1
40.3
48.2
58.4

15.3
44.8
48.5
55.8

15.2
44.5
47.9
56.0

15.1
37.1
47.4
54.6

16.2
32.1
45.3
54.6

14.9
38.2
49.0
58.3

Lamb, leg of........
Hens___________
Salmon, canned,
red.
Milk, fresh...........

...d o ___
...d o ___
...d o -----

16.7 38.0 37.8 39.4 41.4 42.1 42.3 41.6 40.7 38.9 39.1 38.0 37.9 39.8
20.6 39.6 40.3 40.5 41.0 40.0 38.2 37.2 36.9 36.7 36.5 37.4 37.0 38.4
34.1 33.8 33.3 32.9 32.6 31.9 32.3 33.5 35.0 35.5 35.9 35.9 33.9

Quart—

8.4 14.2 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0

11.2 11.2 11.2 11.1 11.2 11.2 11.3 11.4 11.4 11.3 11.2 11.4 11.3
Milk, evaporatcd. Can i_ —
Butter__________ Pound.. 370 59 9 60.1 60.2 60.1 53.7 53.0 52.0 51.9 55.3 , 56.8 57.1 59.8 56.6
29.4 29.1 28.7 28.8 28.0 27.6 27.4 26.6 26.8 27.8 27.3 26.9 27.9
O leom argarine _ „ d o ___
(all butter sub­
stitutes).
Cheese.................. — do___ 21.2 39.1 38.8 37.9
Lard.................... — do___ 16.2 19.7 19.2 19.0
V egetable lard — do___
27.2 27.2 27.1
substitute.
Eggs, strictly fresh:j Dozen__ 31.4 58.4 48.3 33.7

38.1 38.0 38.7 38.5 39.1 39.4 40.3 40.9 41.2 39.2
19.0 18.7 18.8 18.9 18.9 19.4 19.5 19.3 19.2 19.1
27.1 27.1 26.9 27.1 26.7 26.8 26.8 26.8 26.8 27.0
32.9 34.2 34.2 36.0 40.9 47.8 54.3 63.3 62.8 45.6

43.4 34.3
Eggs, storage....... L—do.......
41.5 41.6 43.2
Bread................ . ! Pound. . "5 .6 8.4 8.5 " s ' 5 ""§."4 ~8.~4 '"§."4 " 8 .5 "~8.5 ’ '§.'5 8.3 8.3 8.2 "8 .4
3.1 5.4 5.4 5.4 5.4 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.4 5.4 5.3 5.1 5.3 5.3
Flour.................... L—do___
Corn meal__......... !—.do----- 2.8 5.9 5.7 5.8 5.8 6.0 6.1 6.5 6.0 6.0 6.1 5.8 5.6 5.9
Rolled oats...........
Corn flakes...........
Wheat cereal........
Macaroni_______

...d o ....... ....... 9.4 9.3 9.3 9.4 9.4 9.5 9.6 9.5 9.5 9.6 9.6 9.6 9.5
8-oz. pkg.
10.6 10.6 10.5 10.2 10.0 10.0 9.9 9.8 9.8 9.8 9.8 9.9 10.1
25.8 25.9 26.0 25.6 25.9 25.7 25.5 25.5 25.7 25.9 25.8 25.6 25.7
28-oz.pkg.
P ound._
22.0 21.9 21.9 22.2 22.1 22.3 22.3 22.4 22.1 22.3 22.3 21.7 22.1

Rice..... ................
Beans, navy.........
Potatoes...............
Onions..................

8.4 12.3 12.1 12.0 12.1 12.1 11.7 11.9 11.8 11.8 11.4 11.4 11.2 11.8
— do___
— do___
8.3 8.2 8.0 8.0 7.9 8.5 8.4 8.6 9.1 8.9 8.8 8.7 8.5
...d o ___ "1 .5 3.3 2.9 2.9 2.9 4.1 5.9 3.7 2.9 2.9 2.6 2.5 2.5 3.3
— do___
4.8 4.9 5.3 6.5 8.8 9.5 7.6 5.9 4.7 4.4 4.0 4.1 5.9

Cabbage...............
Beans, baked
Corn, canned____
Peas, canned____

— do....... ------ 4.1 4.7 5.3 5.1 9.8 10.4 4.7 3.3 3.5 3.4 3.2 3.4 5.1
11.2 11.2 11.0 11.0 11.4 11.5 11.7 11.5 11.3 11.3 11.3 11.2 11.3
No. 2 can
— do___
16.0 16.0 16.0 16.0 15.9 16.2 16.2 16.2 16.4 16.5 16.2 16.0 16.1
16.5 16.6 16.7 16.5 16.5 16.8 17.0 16.9 17.2 17.0 17.1 16.8 16.8
— do.......

Tomatoes, canned
Sugar, granulated .
Tea_______ ____ _
C offee.................

— do___
12.6 12.6 12.7 12.6 12.7 12.6 12.6 12.5 12.7 12.7 12.7 12.5 12.6
Pound— "_5."2 7.5 7.5 7.6 7.5 7.5 7.5 7.5 7.5 7.5 7.5 7.4 7.4 7.5
— do....... 43.3 74.0 74.0 73.8 73.8 75.2 75.5 75.5 75.5 74.5 74.5 73.0 72.7 74.3
— do___ 29.3 51.1 50.4 50.8 50.1 50.1 49.2 48.5 48.3 47.8 47.6 48.3 48.5 49.2

Prunes__________
Raisins_________
Bananas________
Oranges...............

...d o ___ .......
...d o .......
Dozen. __
— do___ .......

115-16 ounces.




18.5
14.8
36.3
53.6

17.6
14.9
35.6
53.0

17.5
14.8
36.3
55.1

17.2
14.8
35.0
53.5

17.4
15.1
35.4
55.9

18.2
15.2
33.9
57.1

18.2
15.3
34.4
55.8

17.1
15.0
33.9
56.9

16.7
14.8
35.0
60.1

16.4
14.3
34.8
68.7

14.9
13.9
34.7
64.2

15.0
13.8
36.1
58.0

17.1
14.7
35.1
57.7

D E T A IL E D

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TABLES

OP 51 CITIES, 1913, 1927, AN D 1928, AN D EACH M O N T H OF 1927 AND 1928—Continued
DETROIT, MICH.
1928
Article

Unit

Cts.
46.6
38.
34.
26.8

a s.
47.6
39.9
35.7
27.6

Cts.
49.7
41.2
36.3
29.2

Cts.
51.9
43.2
37.6
30.4

Cts.
53.5
44.4
38.5
31.3

a s.
53.7
45.2
38.6
31.7

Cts.
51.8
44.1
37.7
31.5

Cts.
51.0
42.8
37.4
30.5

Cts.
50.1
42.0
36.8
29.8

Cts.
49.5
41.3
36.2
29.0

17.1
31.9
44.1
53.1

17.5
37.7
44.6
53.4

18.8
36.9
44.2
53.9

19.5
39.5
46.1
57.

20.1
44.2
46.4
59.7

20.6
49.0
47.2
60.8

20.0
40.7
46.1
60.2

19.8
37.3
46.0
59.7

19.3
31.7
44.0
58.3

18.6
36.4
45.4
56.6

Sirloin steak_
_
Round steak___
Rib roast.........
Chuck roast___

Cts. a s. Cts. Cts.
Pound.. 24.6 45.2 46.0 46.3
— d o .... 19.8 37.4 38.4 38.1
. . . d o . . . . 19.5 33.5 34.3 33.5
...d o —
15.1 26.1 26.4 26.2

Plate beef........
Pork chops___
Bacon, sliced.
Ham, sliced___

...d o ___
...d o ___
...d o ___
...d o ___

11.2
19.5
23.3
26.1

Lamb, leg o f...
Hens.....................
Salmon, canned,
red.
Milk, fresh......... .

...d o ...
...d o _ _ — d o ...

41.1 42.8 45.7 44.0 41.2 41.2 39.6 39.2 38.3 40.7
16.7 37. 38.7
20.6 39.5 38.9 39.1 39. 39.3 38.7 38.3 38.7 40. 39.7 39.5 40.3 39.4
36.4 36.1 36.1 35.7 35.7 35.3 35.3
32.6 30.1 30.3 30.0 33.9

Quart...

8.4 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0

17.0
31.5
45.7
54.6

16.6
28.1
45.3
54.2

16.8
27.7
44.9
53.9

Milk, evaporated. C an1__
11.4 11.0 10.9 10.7 10.7 10.6 10.8 10.8 11.0 11.0 11.1 11.2 10.9
Butter................... Pound.. 37.0 58.3 56.8 59.1 54.2 54.5 03.3 54.3 54.9 57.0 56.5 58.5 59.9 56.4
26.7 25. 25.7 25.3 25.2 24.8 24.9 25.7 25.4 26. 26.4 26.4 25.7
O leom argarine __ do___
(all butter sub­
stitutes).
Cheese................ .
Lard.............. ......
V e g e ta b le lard
substitute.
Eggs,strictlyfresh

...d o ___
...d o ___
...d o ___

Eggs, storage........
Bread...................
Flour....................
Corn meal............

— do___
Pound._
...d o ___
...d o ___

Rolled oats...........
Corn flakes___
Wheat cereal. _.
Macaroni.........

39.7 49.7 40.3 39.5
39.4 39.7
21.2 41.0 40.5 40. 40.0
16.2 18.7 18.0 17.3 17. 18.0 18.0 18.3 18.5 19.0 19.2 18.9 18.3 18.3
27.0 26.8 26.5
26.6 26.4 26.4 26.4 26.3 26.4 26.3 26.2 26.5

...d o ....
8-oz. pkg
28-oz. pkg
Pound._

Dozen__ 31.4 59.3

>9.8 43.3 46.1 50.2 53.4 59.3 60.2 47.4

36.5

43.7 36.0
5.6 8.1 8.1
3.1 5.1 5.0
2.8 6.0 5.9

8.0
5.1
6.1

8.0
5.1
6.1

8.1
5.3
6.0

8.1
5.4
6.1

8.2
5.3
6.1

8.2
5.2
6.1

8.1
4.
6.1

42.2 41.1 42.1
8.1 8.2 8.1
4.7 4.6 4.
6.1 6.0 6.0

8.1
5.0
6.1

9.5 9.5 9.4 9.2 9.3 9.2 9.2 9.1 9.4 9.2 9.1 9.1 9.3
9.8 9.9 9.8 9.5 9.2 9.2 9.1 9.2 9.4 9.4 9.4 9.3 9.4
26.0 26.0 26.2 26.1 25.7 25.3 25.4 25.4 25.4 25.4 25.9 25. 25.7
21.9 22.1 22.1 21.8 21.9 21.7 21.7 21.8 21.6 21.1 21.2 20.9 21.7
8.4 11.5 11.5 11.4 11.2 11.4 11.4 11.4 11.1 11.2 10.8 11.1 11.1 11.3
8.8 9.5 10.5 11.7 12.6 13.0 13.2 13.1 12.8 12.5 12.2 12.6 11.9
2.5 2.4 2.9 2.9 2.5 2.2 1.8 1.9 1.
1.6 1.5 1.5 2.1
5.8 7.3 7.0 5.7 5.2 4.8 5.5 5.6 6.3 6.
4.3 4.
5.7

Rice............... .
Beans, navy...
Potatoes..........
Onions........... .

..d o ___
..d o ___
__do___
..d o ___

Cabbage_____
Beans, baked..
Corn, canned..
Peas, canned..

...d o ___
No. 2 can
...d o ___
...d o ..

Tomatoes, canned
Sugar, granulated.
Tea......................
Coffee.................

12.4 12.3 12.2 12.3 12.1 12.1 12.1 12.0 11.9 12.4 12.6 12.7 12.3
—do___
Pound-. 5.2 7.3 7.4 7.4 7.3 7.4 7.4 7.5 7.3 7.2 7.1 7.0 7.0 7.3
—do___ 43.3 73.9 75.2 75.2 75.2 75.4 75.2 75.2 76.1 75.0 74.8 74.3 74.3 75.0
...d o ..
29.3 47.9 47.0 47.7 47.8 47.9 48.4 48.9 49.0 49.9 49.6 48.8
48.5

Prunes..........
Raisins.........
Bananas.......
Oranges........

...d o___
—do___
Dozen
...d o ..

115-16 ounces.




"1.5

4.4 5.3 7.0 8.5 5.0 4.1 4.3 4.0 3.8
3.7 4.8
11.5 11.1 11.1 11.5 11.5 11.5 11.5 11.5 11.5 11. 11.9 12.0 11.5
15. 15.5 15.6 15.8 15.7 15.8 15.7 15.7 15.6 15.7 15.8 15.8 15.7
16.5 16.3 16.3 16.3 16.2 16.6 16.3 16.1 15.7 15.7 16.2 16.4 16.2

13.8
13.8
36.9
54.3

14.0
13.7
35.7
54.0

14.3
13.5
34.2
56.5

14.2
13.4
32.5
57.4

14.1 14.0 14.0 14.6 14.6
13.4 13.4 13.6 13.5 12.5
31.0 29.0 33.0 30.8 33.0
63.1
64.8 66.4 70.7

14.4
11.6
35.0
69.7

14.5
11.8
36.0
58.5

14.8
11.7
34.0
53.8

14.3
13.0
33.4
61.7

84

RETAIL PRICES, 1890 TO 1928
T able 12.—AVERAGE R E TA IL PRICES OF SPECIFIED FOOD ARTICLES IN EACH
FALL RIVER, MASS.
1927
Article

Unit

Sirloin steak *----Round steak........
Rib roast..............
Chuck roast.........

Pound..
...d o ___
...d o .......
...d o ___

Cts.
60.5
45.8
31.0
22.8

Cts.
60.5
45.2
31.8
22.8

Cts.
60.7
46.6
31.9
23.2

Cts.
62.2
47.4
32.6
23.7

Cts.
62.4
46.7
32.6
23.8

Cts.
66.9
50.2
34.1
25.2

Cts.
66.3
49.7
34.4
25.1

Cts.
65.3
49.4
33.6
25.3

Cts.
66.3
49.1
34.0
25.4

Cts.
65.4
50.0
33.8
25.5

Cts.
67.9
51.2
35.4
25.8

Cts.
63.7
48.1
33.0
24.3

Plate beef............
Pork chops..........
Bacon, sliced.......
Ham, sliced.........

...d o ___
13.3 13.3
...d o ___ 21.2 36.7 36.1
...d o ....... 25.5 45.3 44.6
...d o ___ 31.0 56.7 55.6

13.4
37.1
44.9
56.3

13.4
37.6
44.4
56.3

13.3
37.3
44.6
56.3

13.3
35.3
44.6
56.0

13.9
35.4
43.9
54.4

13.9
37.0
43.6
53.9

15.0
39.5
43.1
52.9

14.7
41.9
43.8
52.9

15.0
37.1
42.9
52.7

15.7
34.6
42.3
53.2

14.0
37.1
44.0
54.8

Cts.
34.0
26.8
23.2
18.1

Cts.
60.5
45.4
31.0
22.9

Lamb, leg of........ ...d o ....... 19.8 41.2 40.5 41.2
Hens................... . ...d o ___ 247 43.2 43.2 43.2
36.2 35.2 35.1
Salmon, canned, ...d o ___
red.
Milk, fresh......... . Quart. „
9.0 14.0 14.0 14.0

41.5 42.4 44.2 43.8 42.3 41. 40.9 40.6 40.9 41.8
44.0 42.2 42.7 41.9 42.7 43.7 43.6 43. 42.4 43.0
35.4 35.6
34.7 34.8 34.8 34.5 35.4 35.5 35.1
14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 15.0 15.0 15.0 15.0 15.0 14.4

Milk, evaporated. Can 1__
Butter................ . Pound.
O leom argarine — do___
(all butter sub­
stitutes).

12.5 12.5 12.5 12.5 12.7 12.7 12.7 12.7 12.8 12.8 12.7 12.7 12.7
36.9 56.4 56.9 57.6 58.2 53.0 52.1 50.9 51.9 52.6 54.4 53.8 54.6 54.4
30.0 30.0 30.8 30. 30.8 30.5 30.5 30.5 30.8 29.7 28.8 28.8 30.2

Cheese..................
Lard................... .
Vegetable
lard
substitute.
Eggs, strictlyfresh

..d o ___
...d o___
—do___

23.5 38.8 39.3 39.2 39.5 39.5 39.3 39.3 40.4 40.4 40.7 40.2 40.6 39 8
15.1 18.6 18.4 18.1 18.1 18.1 18.2 18.1 18.1 18.8 18.9 18.7 18.4 18.4
26.6 26.4 26.4 26.4 26.7 26.7 26.7 26.3 26.6
26.9 26.6 26.6

Eggs, storage-----Bread...... .............
Flour....................
Corn meal.......

— do___
Pound. .
...d o ___
— do___

Dozen. . 41.6 73.8 60.3 48.4 42.8 44.5 43.9 49.8 56.3 68.5 76.4 85.9

— do___
Corn flakes......... 8-oz. pkg.
28-oz.pkg.
Wheat cereal..
Macaroni........
Pound

50.7 38.5
6.2 9.2 9.2
3.3 5.9 5.8
3.5 6.5 6.7

9.2
5.8
6.7

8.9
5.7
6.6

9.2
5.7
6.6

9.2
5.8
6.7

9.2
5.8
6.8

9.2
5.8
6.7

61.6

46.9 45.6 46.8
9.1 9.0 9.0 9.0
5.6 5.6 5.5 5.6
6.8 6.6 6.7 6.8

9.1
5.7
6.7

9.5 9.5 9.5 9.4 9.4 9.4 9.4 9.4 9.4 9.4 9.7 9.7 9.5
11.3 11.3 11.3 10.7 10.4 10.4 10. 10.1 10.0 10.2 10.0 10.0 10.5
25.3 25.3 25.3 25.3 25.0 25.3 25.0 25.0 25.0 25.0 24.6 25.0 25.1
24.5 24.5 24.5 24.5 24.2 24.5 24.2 24.2 24.2 24.2 23.5 240 243

Rice.....................
Beans, navy........
Potatoes...............
Onions.................

— do___ 10.0 11.8 11.8 11.6 11.5 11.1 10.6 10.8 11.0 11.1 10. 1.06 10.7 11.1
— do.......
9.9 9.9 9.9 9.8 10.0 10.3 10.4 10.6 10. 10.8 10.4 10.2 10.3
...d o ___ "1 .9 3.9 3.8 3.6 3.4 4.2 5.7 3.6 2.8 2.9 3.1 3.0 3.1 3.6
...d o ___
5.3 5.5 6.4 7.4 9.4 9.9 8.7 7.0 5.5 5.1 5.0 5.0 6.7

Cabbage.............
Beans, baked___
Corn, canned____
Peas, canned...

...d o ___ ....... 5.9 6.4 6.6 6.7 10.8 11.1 5.7 4.7 4.5 4 9 4 9 4 8 6.4
No.2can_
12.0 12.3 12.4 12.4 12.4 12.3 12.2 12.1 11.5 11.9 12.4 11.6 12.1
— do....... ------ 16.5 16.3 16.3 16.3 15.9 15.9 16.2 16.5 16.3 17.0 16.4 16.1 16.3
...d o ___
18.6 18.3 18.3 18.3 18.3 18.5 18.1 18.1 18.1 18.5 17.9 17.5 18.2

Tomatoes, canned
Sugar, granulated.
Tea..................
Coffee.............

„ .d o _ ...
Pound.
. . do....
—do....

Prunes..................
Raisins.................
Bananas..........
Oranges...........

...d o .__
...d o___
...d o___
Dozen.

13.2 13.2 13.3 13.1 13.2 13.2 13.2 13.2 13.2 13.1 12.4 12.4 13.1
5.4 7.5 7.4 7.3 7.2 7.2 7.4 7.3 7.2 7.2 7.3 7.2 7.1 7.3
44.2 61.2 61.2 60.8 63.8 63.8 63.8 63.8 63.8 63.8 63.8 63.7 63.2 63.1
33.0 52.0 51.8 51.6 51.2 49.0 49.2 48.5 48.7 48.8 48.5 48.8 48.9 49.8
15.4
14.1
10.5
46.5

15.2
14.0
10.5
48.4

15.3
13.9
10.5
47.3

15.1 15.0 15.1 14.8 14.8 14.5 148
14.0 13.7 13.8 13.8 13.8 13.9 14 2
10.0 9.4 9.4 9.4 9.6 9.6 9.8
49.2 50.2 51.8 53.2 54.0 54 6 62.9

141
13.5
10.3
56.7

141 14.9
13.8 13.9
10.3 9.9
50.5 52.1

115-16 ounces.
3 The steak for which prices are here quoted is called “ rump” in this city, but in most of the other
cities included in this report it would be known as “ porterhouse” steak.




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DETAILED TABLES
OF 51 CITIES, 1913, 1927, A N D 1928, AN D EACH M ON TH OF 1927 AND 1928—Continued
FALL RIV

MASS.
1928

Article

®O
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60r-*
0*
34

Unit
a

Sirloin steak»___
Round steak____
Rib roast..............
Chuck roast_____

Pound—
— do___
...d o ___
...d o ___

Cts.
68.4
52.1
35.6
27.5

Cts.
67.9
52.1
35.6
26.7

a s.
68.4
52.1
36.1
27.3

Cts.
69.5
53.3
36.2
27.5

Cts.
69.5
52.8
36.2
28.0

Cts.
74.4
57.2
40.2
31.6

Cts.
75.2
59.4
41.5
31.5

Cts.
78.4
60.5
40.8
33.1

Cts.
74.3
59.1
41.5
32.7

Cts.
70.3
56.5
39.8
29.9

Cts.
70.3
56.4
38.5
30.3

Cts.
71.2
55.3
38.2
29.5

Plate beef............
Pork chops..........
Bacon, sliced____
Ham, sliced_____

16.0 17.3
— do___
...d o —
21.2 30.6 28.7
...d o — . 25.5 42.5 41.3
...d o — . 31.0 51.1 50.2

17.7
29.2
41.6
50.0

15.8
31.9
42.1
51.4

16.7
35.1
42.0
50.9

17.3
35.5
42.1
50.4

19.2
38.1
42.2
51.5

19.4
39.5
41.7
51.5

21.0
41.7
42.5
52.8

20.0
39.8
42.7
53.2

18.8
36.2
42.0
52.6

18.0
30.5
40.9
52.3

18.1
34.7
42.0
51.5

Lamb, leg of_____
Hens.....................
Salmon, canned,
red.
Milk, fresh..........

__do___ 19.8 40.5 40.7 40.3 42.5 43.8 45.1 43.6 42.5 42.9 40.6 41.5 40.4 42.0
...d o ___ 24.7 43.5 42.5 42.8 43.3 44.2 45.3 44.1 45.6 45.8 45.2 44.0 43.7 44.2
36.1 35.4 34.7 34.4 34.0 35.7
...d o -----36.3 36.0 36.4 36.4 36.4 36.3
Quart-

Cts.
34.0
26.8
23.2
18.1

Cts.
67.9
52.4
35.9
27.3

9.0 15.0 15.0 14.7 14.7 14.0 13.7 13.7 14.7 14.7 14.7 14.7 14.7 14.5

Milk, evaporated. Can i.
12.9 12.5 12.6 12.5 12.5 12.4 12.4 12.3 12.5 12.8 12.6 12.5 12.5
Butter.................. Pound__ 36.9 56.4 56.1 56.5 56.4 56.2 55.3 55.6 56.7 57.7 57.5 57.3 58.1 56.7
O leom argarine ...d o ___
26.9 27.1 27.4 26.2 26.6 26.8 25.9 26.0 26.0 27.1 27.4 27.5 26.7
(all butter sub­
stitutes).
Cheese. .............. .
Lard.....................
Vegetable lard
substitute.
Eggs, strictly fresh

...d o ___ 23.5 41.8 41.9 41.5 42.2 41.6 41.4 41.5 41.9 41.9 42.5 41.8 41.6 41.8
__do____ 15.1 18.2 17.5 16.8 16.6 17.3 17.8 17.8 18.0 19.3 19.2 18.6 17.7 17.9
__do____
26.6 26.6 26.6 26.9 27.0 27.1 27.1 27.1 27.1 26.4 26.9 26.6 26.8
D ozen-

Eggs, storage—
...d o___
Bread__...........
Pound..
Flour........ ........... ...d o —
Com meal............ ...d o ­
Rolled oats___
do..
8-oz. pkg_
Com flakes___
Wheat cereal____ 28-oz.pkg.
Marcaroni.......
Pound.

41.6 68.8 55.9 46.2 42.9 46.6 49.9 53.3 62.7 67.5 76.6 80.7 79.2 60.9
6.2
3.3
3.5

49.3 44.6
8.9 8.8
5.7 5.7
6.9 6.9

8.7
5.7
7.0

8.7
5.7
7.0

8.7
5.9
7.0

8.7
6.0
7.0

8.7
5.9
6.9

8.9
5.8
7.1

8.8
5.8
7.1

49.1 51.6 51.3
8.8
9.0
5.7 5.6 5.5
7.2 7.1 7.4

as

8.8
5.8
7.1

9.5 9.6 9.4 9.5 9.5 9.5 9.5 9.5 9.7 9.7 9.5 9.5 9.5
10.0 10.0 10.2 10.2 10.1 10.2 10.2 9.8 9.8 9.8 9.8 9.9 10.0
25.3 25.3 25.3 25.3 25.3 25.3 25.3 25.3 25.3 25.3 25.0 25.0 25.3
23.5 23.4
23.3 23.7 23.4 22.9 22.6 23.6 23.3 23.7 22.9 23.3

Rice_....................
Beans, navy_.......
Potatoes..............
Onions..... ............

—do----—do___
- d o ___
—do..

10.0 11.3 11.3 11.2 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.2 10.7 11.2 10.8 10.8 11.2 11.1
9.8 10.2 11.2 11.5 12.4 12.7 12.8 12.4 12.7 12.8 12.6 12.8 12.0
"1.9 3.1 3.2 3.7 3.5 3.2 2.5 2.2 1.8 1.8 1.9 1.9 1.8 2.6
5.3 5.2 6.4 8.4 9.0 6.3 6.3 6.1 7.2 7.5 7.6 7.7 6.9

Cabbage________
Beans, baked____
Corn, canned____
Peas, canned____

-d o —
No. 2 can.
— do___
...d o ___

6.3 6.9 6.4 8.3 9.7 5.3 4.9 4.8 6.1 5.7 5.8 5.9 6.3
11.9 11.9 12.1 12.1 12.1 12.1 12.0 12.2 12.4 12.8 12.6 12.4 12.2
17.3 17.3 17.1 17.3 17.4 17.4 17.3 17.2 17.3 17.2 16.5 16.7 17.2
19.0 19.5 19.3 19.5 19.4 19.4 19.2 19.5 19.6 19.6 19.1 19.0 19.3

Tomatoes, canned
Sugar, granulated.
Tea.....................
Coffee.................

— do—
Pound.
...d o___
...d o___

Prunes.._ ........... ...d o ___
Raisins............... . ...d o ___
—do___
Oranges.
Dozen__

12.8 12.3 12.3 12.1 12.0 12.1 12.1 12.3 12.3 12.6 12.5 13.3 12.4
5.4 7.2 7.3 7.2 7.1 7.1 7.2 7.1 7.1 7.0 6.8 6.8 6.8 7.1
44.2 59.5 60.7 60.4 58.2 58.2 58.2 58.2 59.6 59.2 58.3 58.8 58.2 59.0
33.0 49.8 49.8 49.5 49.4 49.8 50.5 50.4 50.6 50.5 50.9 50.6 50.6 50.2
14.4
13.5
10.2
51.7

14.7
13.6
10.2
53.3

14.1
13.3
10.2
54.5

14.1 14.0 13.3 13.4 13.4 13.3 13.5 14.1 13.9 13.9
13.1 12.8 13.1 13.2 13.3 12.8 13.2 12.8 12.2 13.1
10.2 9.4 9.0 9.0 8.3 8.8 9.0 9.3 9.8 9.5
58.8 65.2 62.9 61.9 69.3 72.8 61.5 49.8 47.8 59.1

115-16 ounces.
3 The steak for which prices are here quoted is called “ rump” in this city, but in most of the other cities
included in this report it would be known as “ porterhouse steak,’1




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RETAIL PRICES, 1890 TO 1928
T a b l e 13.—A V ERAG E R E TA IL PRICES OF SPECIFIED FOOD ARTICLES IN EACH

HOUSTON, TEX.
1927
Article

Unit

Sirloin steak.........
Round steak------Rib roast..............
Chuck roast—

Pound..
. . . d o ...
— d o ...
. . . do.__

Cts.
35.2
33.1
26.8
21.0

Cts.
35.1
33.1
27.1
21.3

Cts.
34.3
32.9
27.1
20.9

Cts.
35.4
33.6
26.8
22.1

Cts.
35.0
33.2
27.1
21.6

Cts.
34.6
33.5
27.3
21.3

Cts.
35.0
33.6
27.3
22.3

Cts.
35.0
34.5
27.5
22.0

Cts.
36.0
35.0
28.0
22.5

Cts.
35.1
33.7
27.3
21.7

Plate beef------Pork chops....... .
Bacon, sliced
Ham, sliced—

...d o .
.. . do.
— do.
.. . do.

18.7
36.1
50.7
55.4

17.8
36.2
48.3
55.4

17.5
35.1
48.1
54.6

17.5 18.0 18.2 18.0 17.8
35.1 35.5 34.3 33.2 33.6
48.1 48.0 45.8 45.1 46.5
53.9
53.2 52.5 52.1

18.0
35.5
46.6
50.8

18.3
36.8
45.1
50.0

19.2
35.6
45.0
50.9

19.7
35.2
445
50.0

18.2
35.2
46.8
52.7

Cts.
35.4
33.9
27.1
21.6

Cts.
35.4
33.9
27.5
21.4

Cts.
35.0
33.6
27.5
22.0

Lamb, leg of..............do___
Hens......................... do-__
Salmon, canned, . . . do.
red.
Milk, fresh.
Quart—

35.0 33.6 33.6 34.3 34.3 34.3 35.7 34.3 34.2 32.0 32.0 32.0 33.8
35.9 35.0 35.2 35.5 32.7 32.9 31.1 32.9 34.6 30.6 32.5 31.8 33.4
31.1 31.8 31.3 30.5 30.4 30.3 30.2 30.8 32.6 33.8 33.8 33.5 31.7

Milk, evaporated. C a n Butter.................. Pound.
Oleom argarine -.d o .-_
(all butter sub­
stitutes).

11.4 11.4 11.4 11.3 11.4 11.5 11.6 11.6 11.6 11.6 11.6 11.7 11.5
57.0 56.7 54.2 54.1 47.2 47.3 49.5 47.9 49.2 53.9 55.7 56.2 52.4
29.3 28.9 29.4 28.2 28.0 27.2 27.8 27.8 27.6 27.3 27.3 27.4 28.0

Cheese............... — do—
Lard_ .................. ..d o —
V egeta ble lard ...d o —
substitute.
Eggs, strictly fresh Dozen.

34.6 34.2 33.7 32.2 33.0 31.9 32.6 33.5 34.4 35.3 35.1 35.5 33.8
20.5 20.5 19.3 19.6 18.9 18.9 19.6 21.3 21.3 20.6 20.4 20.4 20.1
16.5 16.1 16.6 16.4 16.6 16.8 16.7 16.8 17.8 18.2 18.0 18.1 17.1

Eggs, storage....... . . . d o . . .
Bread..............
Pound.
Flour...............
_-do.__
__do—
Corn meal____

35.0 30.0
8.8 8.8
5.4 5.4
4.1 4.0

Rolled oats___
Corn flakes...........
Wheat cereal—
Macaroni.........

...d o ___
8-oz. pkg.
28-oz.pkg
Pound

8.9 8.8 8.9 8.7 8.7 8.5 8.8 8.9 8.9 8.9 8.9 8.8 8.8
11.5 11.4 11.1 10.6 10.2 9.7 9.5 9.5 9.2 9.3 9.1 9.1 10.0
25.8 25.4 25.4 25.4 25.0 25.4 25.4 25.0 25.0 25.0 25.0 25.2 25.3
18.1 18.6 18.6 18.6 18.1 18.4 18.4 18.6 18.6 18.3 18.0 18.1 18.4

Rice............... .
Beans, navy...
Potatoes_____
Onions______

— do___
...d o —
— do._
...do__

Cabbage..........
Beans, baked..
Corn, canned..
Peas, canned—

—d o - „
No. 2 can
— do.
— do.

15.8 15.8 15.6 15.6 15.6 15.6 15.2 15.6 15.6 15.6 15.6 15.6 15.6

43.3 31.8 26.0 26.0 26.6 27.9 30.0 35.5 41.5

8.9
9.2
4.9
6.0

9.2
9.3
5.0

8.8
5.3
3.9

8.9
9.3
4.9
7.0

8.6
5.2
4.0

9.0
9.1
4.8
7.4

8.5
5.1

9.2
4.9
7.8

8.5
5.2
4.2

9.6
6.1
7.7

8.5
5.2
4.2

8.5
5.1
4.3

42.9 50.2 35.4

36.0 38.8 39.8
8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5
5.1 5.1 5.1 5.2
4.5 4.3 4.2 4 3

8.5
9.0 9.0
9.7 10.1 10.2 10.1
5.5 5.0 4.7 4.4
8.2 7.0 5.9 5.2

8.1
9.8
4.3
4.9

7.6
9.7
42
48

8.6
5.2
42

8.7
9.6
4.9
6.5

4.9 4.3 4.3 4.6 5.0 7.7 5.8 5.4 5.5 5.3 5.1 5.0 5.2
11.3 11.2 11.2 11.2 11.2 11.2 11.0 11.0 11.0 10.8 10.7 10.9 11.1
14.1 14.1 14.0 14.0 13.7 13.7 14.2 13.9 14.1 13.5 13.5 13.4 13.9
13.4 13.4 13.5 13.6 13.5 13.5 13.7 13.7 13.3 13.4 13.0 13.0 13.4

Tomatoes, canned __do.-_
Sugar, granulated. Pound.
T e a .................... — do­
Coffee..............
d o .--

11.5 11.5 11.3 11.0 10.8 10.8 10.7 10.6 10.5 9.8 9.7 9.7 10.7
7.3 7.3 7.3 7.1 7.1 7.2 7.1 6.9 6.9 6.9 6.8 6.8 7.1
83.1 84.4 84.3 84.3 83.8 84.8 84.8 84.7 84.8 84.2 842 841 843
44.9 43.1 42.6 42.1 42.0 41.1 41.2 40.9 40.5 40.3 41.5 42.0 41.9

Prunes................ — do.__
Raisins................. —_ d o „ _
Bananas..........
Dozen.
-_do--_

16.0
14.3
27.1
44.4

*15-16 ounces.




16.0
14.4
27.7
46.4

14.7
14.4
27.7
44.8

15.1
14.1
26.2
44.8

14.6
14.3
26.5
44.4

15.8
14.4
26.9
41.8

15.0
14.5
25.8
41.4

15.4
14.5
26.2
45.6

14.5 13.4 13.0 12.7 14 7
13.9 13.4 12.9 12.3 14 0
26.2 26.3 27.2 26.3 26.7
39.1
41.8 40. 42.8

87

DETAILED TABLES
OP 51 CITIES, 1913, 1927, A N D 1928, AND EACH M ON TH OF 1927 A N D 1928—Continued
HOUSTON, TEX.
1928
Article

Unit

Sirloin steak...
Pound.
Round steak........ ..d o .- .
___d o -.Rib roast........
Chuck roast.
d o .--

Cts.
36.8
36.0
28.7
23.8

a s.
36.3
36.0
28.5
23.0

a s.
37.0
36.3
29.7
23.9

a s.
38.8
37.5
31.0
24.0

Os.
38.5
37.0
30.5
25.0

a s.
37.8
37.0
30.5
24.6

a s.
38.3
37.5
30.7
24.6

a s.
38.0
37.5
30.0
24.6

O s.
39.3
38.0
30.7
24.8

O s.
39.1
38.2
29.8
24.7

a s.
38. €
38.2
30.2
24.9

Os.
37.5
37.3
29.7
24.2

a s.
38.0
37.2
30.0
24.3

Plate beef.......... „ . d o Pork chops.........
doBacon, sliced___ — doHam, sliced____
do.

20.0
33.0
44.2
48.2

20.3
29.0
42.1
47.2

21.2
27.5
41.8
46.2

20.3
29.0
39.3
46.2

21.1
32.7
40.9
47.5

20.0
32.2
39.9
46.7

20.0
33.5
41.0
47.3

20.0
34.0
41.0
48.0

20.8
37.7
41.0
48.5

21.2
34.4
42.1
49.5

21.2
34.4
41.8
49.1

21.5
29.9
40.6
46.6

20.6
32.3
41.3
47.6

Lamb, leg of_.......
Hens___________
Salmon, canned,
red.
Milk, fresh......... .

...d o —
...d o ___
...d o ___

33.3 32.5 33.3 33.3 32. 32.5 34.0 34.0 33.8 31.6 32.2 34.2 33.1
33.2 32.4 32.1 34.5 34.0 31.0 30.2 31.9 37.4 36.9 37.0 36.3 33.9
33.9 34.3 34.5 34.5 34.6 34.0 34.4 32.2 31.8 31.1 31.0 30.9 33.1

Quart. .

15.6 15.6 15.6 15.6 15.6 15.6 15.0 15.0 15.0 15.0 15.2 15.4 15.4

Milk, evaporated.
Butter_________
Oleom argarine
(all butter sub­
stitutes).

Can i „ .
Pound..
_.do___

11.7 11.5 10.9 10.5 10.6 10.6 10.6 10.8 11.1 11.3 11.4 11.3 11.0
56.0 55.0 55.9 53.7 53.8 52.8 51.6 52.1 56.1 55.9 56.6 59.1 54.9
26.5 25.8 25.4 25.3 25.5 25.4 25.2 25.5 25.2 24.8 24.6 24.6 25.3

Cheese.-............ .
Lard----------------V egetable lard
substitute.
Eggs,strictly fresh

...d o ...
— d o _ ..
.-.d o .--

36.1 36.0 33.2 33.5 32.9 33.5 34.0 33.9 33.9 34.0 33.7 34.0 34.1
20.3 19.9 19.7 19.4 18.8 19.1 19.4 19.2 19.5 19.7 19.8 19.5 19.5
16.4 15.9 15.4 15.8 15.9 16.1 15.8 15.5 15.7 16.6 16.5 16.6 16.0

Dozen__

54.7 29.4 29.0 29.0 29.8 31.8 35.0 37.4 43.3 45.2 45.4 50.6 38.4

Eggs, storage____
Bread...................
Flour....................
Corn meal.......

__do----Pound-.
...d o----...d o-----

43.3 28.5
8.7 8.7
5.2 5.2
4.2 4.1

Rolled oats......... ...d o___
Corn flakes......... 8-oz.pkg.
Wheat cereal___ 28-oz. pkg.
Macaroni............ Pound.

8.5
5.2
4.0

8.6
5.2
4.0

8.2
5.3
4.2

8.2
5.3
4.1

8.2
5.4
4.1

8.2
5.2
4.2

8.2
5.0
4.2

38.0 38.0 42.1
8.0 8.0 8.0
5.0 4.9 4.9
4.3 4.3 4.3

5.2
4.2

8.8 8.7 8.7 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.7 8.4 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5
8.9 9.1 9.1 8.8 8.6 8.7 8.6 8.4 8.6 8.7 8.9 8.9 8.9
25.5 25.5 25.2 25.2 25.5 24.7 25.1 25.1 25.2 25.2 25.2 25.9 25.3
17.9 18.1 17.9 18.0 18.0 17.7 18.1 18.2 18.2 18.1 18.5 18.7 18.1

Rice___...........
„ . d o ..,
Beans, navy......... ..d o ...
Potatoes..........
- ..d o ...
Onions.............
do__.

7.5 7.3 7.5 7.0 7.4 7.4 7.5 7.5 7.3 7.1 7.0 7.3 7.3
9.8 10.2 11.1 11.8 12.0 12.5 12.7 12.7 12.5 12.4 12.3 12.3 11.9
4.2 4.0 4.2 4.4 4.4 3.9 3.5 4.0 3.7 3.9 3.6 3.5 3.9
5.1 5.1 5.7 6.6 5.6 4.8 4.7 4.6 4.9 5.6 6.7 7.3 5.6

Cabbage................. ..d o .
Beans, baked____No. 2 can.
Corn, canned—..........do___
Peas, canned_______ do_

5.0 4.8 4.7 6.0 5.5 4.3 4.5 4.9 4.8 4.8 4.8 5.3 5.0
10.5 10.5 10.7 10.9 10.5 10.1 10.1 10.6 11.1 10.9 10.9 10.8 10.6
13.7 13.9 13.6 13.5 13.8 13.8 13.8 14.1 14.3 14.5 14.4 14.2 14.0
13.9 13.5 14.0 14.0 14.1 14.1 14.3 14.3 14.7 14.8 14.8 14.8 14.3

Tomatoes,canned —do_
_
Sugar, granulated. Pound.
Tea........... .......
do_
_
Coffee..............
d o ...

9.7 9.8 9.9 10.0
9.8 9.9 9.8 9.8 9.9 9.9 10.2 9.9
6.9 6.9 6.9 6.9 7.2 7.2 7.1 7.0 6.9 6.8 6.7 6.7 6.9
83. 82.8 82.4 81.4 82.6 81.6 83.3 83.3 84.4 85.7 85.7 84.8 83.5
42.0 41.9 42.4 43.0 43.0 43.0 43.2 43.3 43.5 44.3 44.4 44.4 43.2

Prunes.................
.d o .
Raisins................. _do.
Bananas............... Dozen..
Oranges................ . „ d o ...

13.0
12.9
26.3
40.5

115-16 ounces/




12.6
12.5
26.7
46.4

12.8
12.3
25.8
42.0

12.5
12.6
25.4
42.4

12.8
12.9
25.0
46.6

12.6
12.8
26.2
47.7

13.3
13.2
25.0
47.9

13.0
12.9
25.4
50.7

13.3
11.7
26.2
51.8

13.0
12.0
26.8
51.3

13.0
10.8
27.1
51.9

13.2
10.6
26.4
43.9

12.9
12.3
26.0
46.9

88

RETAIL PRICES, 1890 TO 1928
T a b l e 12 .—AVERAGE R E TA IL PRICES OF SPECIFIED FOOD ARTICLES IN EACH

INDIANAPOUS, IND.
1927
Article

br
0H

Unit

®>
*
*4
Sirloin steak.........
Round steak........
Rib roast..............
Chuck roast.........

25.1
23.5
17.6
15.9

Cts.
37.7
36.1
28.9
24.7

Cts.
37.7
i.l
29.4
24.7

Cts.
37.6
36.2
29.1
24.7

Cts.
38.3
37.1
29.1
24.7

Cts.
39.4
38.3
29.7
24.8

Cts.
39. <
39.0
30.1
25.3

Cts.
40.6
39.1
30.3
25.0

Cts.
41.4
39.1
30.4
25.2

Cts.
41.3
38.6
30.8
25.3

Cts.
41.5
38.8
29.9
25.7

Cts.
42.9
38.7
29.2
25.4

Cts.
40.2
38.7
29.4
25.4

Cts.
39.9
38.0
29.7
25.1

Plate beef............
Pork chops..........
Bacon, sliced.......
Ham, sliced.........

12.2
21.1
29.4
30.7

15.8
33.7
44.6
57.5

15.8
32.8
44.3
57.1

15.7
33.7
45.0
57.1

15.9
34.6
44.1
57.5

15.7
34.4
43.4
56.3

16.1
32.2
42.3
54.9

15.8
32.9
43.0
54.6

15.7
36.1
42.4
52.5

16.1
40.8
42.3
52.7

15.8
41.5
43.7
53.5

16.4
33.8
44.1
51.5

16.2
30.5
42.1
51.2

15.9
34.8
43.4
54.7

Lamb, leg of........
Hens....................
Salmon, canned,
red.
Milk, fresh..........

19.8 39.2 39.2 40.8 43.3 42.0 42.5 41.3 42.5 39.0 37.8 39.0 39.0 40.5
21.1 40.0 37.2 37.2 38.3 37.5 36.2 36.3 36.3 36.6 36.4 34.8 34.8 36.8
33.6 33.1 32.9
33.3 33.5 33.5 33.5 34.0 34.2 34.2 34.2 33.6
Quart—

8.0 12.0 12.0 12.0 12.0 12.0 12.0 12.0 12.0 12.0 12.0 12.0 12.0 12.0

10.8 10.7 10.7 10.7 10.7 10.7 10.7 10.8 10.8 10.8 10.7 10.8 10.7
Milk, evaporated. Can i— .
Butter.................. Pound.. 37.6 59.4 59.5 59.9 58.8 52.9 51.1 50.4 50.4 52.2 54.6 55.9 58.9 55.3
31.0 30.3 29.8 30.5 29.5 28.9 29.1 29.4 29.2 29.3 29.2 29.3 29.6
Oleom argarine — do—
(all butter sub­
stitutes.)
Cheese................ .
Lard.................. .
Vegetable lard
substitute.
Eggs, strictly fresh Dozen..
Eggs, storage_
_
Bread................
Flour.................
Corn meal.........

.__do— .
Pound--.
.„ d o „
.„ d o „

Rolled oats—
Corn flakes,..
Wheat cerealMacaroni____

— do----. —do___
— do----— do___

28.2 50.5 39.5 28.6 27.9 27.9 26.6 29.8 33.1 37.3 50.6 56.8 58.1 38.9

do„
8-oz.pkg_
28-oz.pkg
Pound..

Rice....... .............
Beans, navy____
Potatoes..............
Onions................

38.4 38.4 38.0 37.0 37.8 37.2 37.2 37.2 37.7 39.0 38.9
38.0
17.5 17.5 17.4 17.0 16.9 16.4 16.8 16.8 17.4 17.9 17.5 17.4 17.2
27.1 27.1 27.1 27.3 27.4 27.4 27.4 27.4 27.4 27.4 27.4 27.4 27.3

Cabbage...............
do— ..
Beans, baked....... No.2can.
Corn, canned..
— do......
Peas, canned-.
do......
Tomatoes, canned — do.__
Sugar, granulated. Pound.
Tea..................
...d o _
_
Coffee..............
do—„
Prunes................ . ...do—.
Raisins................. . „ do...
Bananas...............
Oranges..............
115-16 ounces.




5.1
3.2
2.6

42.5
8.1
5.6
4.2

8.1
5.6
4.2

8.1
5.5
4.1

8.1
5.5
4.1

8.1
5.5
4.2

8.1
5.5
4.2

8.1
5.5
4.2

8.1
5.5
4.2

45.0 45.8 46.0.......
8.1 8.1 8.1 8.1
5.5 5.6 5.5 5.5
4.3 4.2 4.2 4.2

8.3 8.3 8.3 8.3 8.3 8.3 8.3 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.4
8.3
10.1 10.1 10.1 9.8 9.6 9.7 9.4 9.4 9.3 9.4 9.4 9.4 9.6
25.1 24.8 24.8 24.8 24.8 24.8 25.5 25.1 25.6 25.9 26.0 26.8 25.3
19.2 19.2 19.2 19.2 19. 19.7 19.7 19.7 19.6 19.2. 19.2 19.2 19.4
9.2 11.4 11.4 11.2 10.7 10.6 10.8 10.7 10.7 10.6 10.8 10.8 10.5 10.9
8.7 8.3 8.0 8.2 7.9 8.5 8.7 8.7 8.7 9.1 8.6 8.6 8.5
3.7 3.2 3.1 3.0 4.4 6.4 4.2 3.3 3.0 2.8 2.7 2.7 3.5
5.5 5.4 5.3 7.5 9.7 9.8 7.9 7.3 6.3 5.8 5.6 5.6 6.8

"1.6

4.5 4.7 5.0 5.1
9.9 9.9 9.9 9.9 9.9
14.1 14.1 14.1 14.1 13.9
14.1 13.9 13.9 14.3 13.7

12.5 6.7 4.6 4.5 4.3 4.0 4.0 5.8
10.3 10.3 10.3 10.3 10.3 10.8 10.3 10.2
13.9 13.9 13.9 13.8 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0
13.7 13.7 13.7 13.6 13.8 13.8 14.3 13.9

12.9 12.9 12.6 13.0 12.8 12.8 13.0 13.0 12.6 12.9 12.9 12.9 12.9
5.8 7.9 7.8 7.8 7.6 7.6 7.6 7.5 7.5 7.6 7.5 7.5 7.4 7.6
60.0 87.9 87.9 88.8 87.9 87.5 87.9 87.9 87.9 85.3 85.3 85.7 87.3 87.3
30.5 50.7 50.0 49.1 48.8 48.1 48.0 47.6 47.4 47.5 47.5 47.8 47.6 48.3
19.2
15.5
29.5
45.6

19.0
14.8
29.5
46.2

18.5
14.7
30.5
45.3

17.1
15.2
29.1
47.3

17.1
15.2
30.0
46.5

17.3
15.1
30.5
46.9

18.5
15.4
30.5
47.4

18.5
15.2
30.5
50.8

17.9
15.2
31.6
51.3

17.3
15.5
31.0
55.0

16.4
15.2
30.5
53.8

15.9
14.9
31.5
50.4

17.7
15.2
30.4
48.9

D E TA IL !

89

TABLES

OP 51 CITIES, 1913, 1927, AN D 1928, AN D EACH

TONTH OF 1927 AN D 1928—Continued

INDIAN APOLIb

ND.
1928

Article

Unit.

to1
-1

Sirloin steak....... . Pound..
Round steak........ — do___
Rib roast.......... . — do___
Chuck roast....... . — d o .....

a s.
25.1
23.
17.6
15.9

a s.
42.3
40.0
31.1
26.9

O s.
41.9
39.6
30.3
26.4

as.

41.7
40.2
30.5
26.5

a s.
43.8
41.0
31.8
27.0

a s.
45.4
43.1
32.9

28
a

a s.
46.6
44.7
33.8
29.3

a s.
49.4
47.8
35.0
30.5

O s. O s.
49.8 50. a
47.3 48.2
36.5 36.0
32.0 31.9

— do___
...d o ___
— do___
...d o .......

12.2
21.1
29.4
30.7

17.0
29.2
40.4
50.4

17.1
27.8
40.0
50.4

17.8
27.3
40.2
51.3

17.7
29.4
41.4
52.1

18.8
35.8
41.7
52.9

19.3
35.3
41.5
52.9

20.1
37.8
43.2
54.6

22.2 22.0 21.7 22. 21.8
42.9 45.0 36.0 33.6 29.5
43. 44.0 44.6 42.4 41.3
55.0 56.3 54.9 55.6 52.9

Plate beef.......... .
Pork chops......... .
Bacon, sliced___
Ham, sliced_____

Lamb, leg of____ ...d o ___
.. .do___
Salmon, c a n n e d , ...d o ___
red.
Milk, fresh—
Quart...
Milk, evaporated. Can1
—
Butter.................. Pound.
Oleom argarine . . . d o .„ .
(all butter sub­
stitutes).
Cheese...... ...........
Lard....................
V egetable lard
substitute.
Eggs, strictly fresh

Cts.
47.1
45.7
35.3
30.6

a s.
46.9
44.4
34.9
30.8

Cts.
46.3
43.8
34.2
30.3

46.0
43.8
33.5
29.3
19.8
341
42.0
53.3

19.8 39.0 40.0 40.0 42.0 44.0 46.0 42.0 42.0 42.0 40.9 40.4 40.0 41.5
21.1 38.4 38.2 40.4 39.2 39.6 39.4 40.2 40.3 40.0 39.5 41.3 42.2 39.9
35.3 36.0 35.9 33.7 35.3 34.9 32.8 33.4 34.0 32.3 33.6 33.2 342
8.0 12.0 12.0 12.0 12.0 12.0 12.0 12.0 12.0 12.0 12.0 13.0 13.0 12.2

37.6

10.7 10.8 10.7 10.6 10.7 10.6 10.4 10.7 10.8 10.5 10.5 10.6 10.6
56.9 56.0 57.3 54.6 55.1 54.2 53.9 54.8 57.3 56.8 58.0 59.8 56.2
2a 9 29.5
29.2 29.5 29.2 28.6 28.6 28.6 29.1
29.3 29.7

...do—
...d o ....
...do___

21.1 40.0 40.0 39.2 39.1 40.7 40.5 40.5 41.0 41.0 42.8 42.9 42.3
15.1 16.4 15.3 15.0 15.5 15.3 15.5 16.3 17.1 18.0 17.7 17.4 16.3
27.0 26.5
26.5 26.5 26.6 26.6 26.8 26.9 27.2
26.5

Dozen

28.2 54.7 35.9 32.4 31.8 34.3

Eggs, storage____ ...do— .
Bread................... Pound.
Flour.................... ...d o ___
Corn meal........... ..d o___

as.

41.3
5.1 8.0
3.2 5.4
2.6 4.0

8.0
5.5
4.0

ao

5.5
4.0

7.9
5.4
4.0

7.9
5.5
4.0

35.2 38.7 44.3 47.5 51.6 56.1
7.9
5.5
4.1

7.9
5.4
4.1

7.9
5.3
4.1

7.9
5.3
4.1

38.5
7.9
5.2
4.1

42.3
7.9
5.2
41

39.0
7.9
5.2
41

40.8
16.3
26.7
41.4
7.9
5.4
41

Rolled oats___
...do.......
Corn flakes___
8-oz.pkg.
Wheat cereal____ 28-oz.pkg.
Macaroni_____
Pound..

8.7 8.7 8.7 8.9 8.9 8.6 9.0 8.8 8.9 8.5 8.2 8.3 8.7
9.4 9.4 9.4 9.4 9.4 9.3 9.3 9.3 9.3 8.9 8.9 9.0 9.3
26.4 25.7 26.6 25.9 25.9 25.2 25.2 25.7 25.7 25.6 26.0 25.7 25.8
18.8 19.1 18.8 18.8 19.1 19.1 19.6 19.3 19.3 18.7 18.8 19.1 19.0

Rice___________
Beans, navy____
Potatoes..-.........
Onions................

..do.......
..do.......
..do.......
..do..

9.2 10.4 10.5 10.2 11.2 11.2 11.0 11. 11.2 11.3 10.7 10.9 11.0 10.9
8.9 10.1 10.7 12.3 12.5 13.8 14.1 14.2 14.2 12.9 12.8 13.0 12.5
1.6 2.7 2.6 3.1 3.2 2.9 2.7 2.6 2.1 2.1 2.0 1.8 1.8 2.5
5.3 5.3 7.3 8.5 9.0 7.6
5.7 6.9 6.5 6.4 7.3 6.9

Cabbage________
Beans, baked___
Corn, canned___
Peas, canned___

. . . d o ....
No. 2 can.
— d o...
— d o...

4.1 4.1 4.7 7.8 9.4 5.9 4.3 3.4 3.8 4.1 4.2 4 6 5.0
9.7 10.2 10.2 9.7 9.8 9.8 9.8 10.8 10. 10.4 10.3 11.2 10.2
13.7 14.0 13.7 13.7 13.8 14.0 14.5 14.0 14.0 13.8 14.0 14.0 13.9
14.2 14.2 14.2 14.2 15.0 15.0 15.2 15.2 14.5 14.5 14 8 14.5 146

Tomatoes, canned
Sugar, granulated.
Tea..................
Coffee..............

—do......
Pound.
—do......
—do......

Prunes................ . —do......
Raisins................. —do......
Bananas............... Dozen
Oranges.............. . ..d o ......
115-16 ounces.




12.2 11.8 12.0 12.0 12.2 12.7 11.9 12.0 12.3 12.4 12.6 13.0 12.3
5.8 7.3 7.3 7.3 7.3 7.5 7.6 7.
7.6 7.5 7.3 7.2 7.2 7.4
60.0 88.3 88.3 87.8 87.8 87.0 86.3 85.8 85.8 86.3 84.8 83.9 83.9 86.3
30.5 47.8 46.4 48.1 47.9 48.0 47.9 47.7 48.7 48.2 47.8 47.9 47.5 47.8
14.6
14.2
31.7
49.4

14.6
14.5
31.1
51.4

14.6
14.8
30.6
51.2

14.4
14.8
31.1
54.1

15.5
14.8
31.1
56.6

15.7
14.5
31.1
59.6

16.5
14.5
31.7
59.7

17.2
14.7
30.6
62.7

17.0
14.5
31.7
62.6

15.0
13.6
29.0
62.5

16.5
13.8
29.5
52.2

16.2
13.0
30.0
47.0

15.7
14.3
30.8
55.8

90

RETAIL PRICES, 1890 TO 1928
T a b l e 1 2 . —AVERAGE R E TA IL PRICES OF SPECIFIED FOOD ARTICLES IN EACH

JACKSONVILLE, FLA.
1927
Article

Unit

Sirloin steak,..
Round steak__
Rib roast.........
Chuck roast—

Cts.
26.0
21.3
23.0
14.5

Cts.
35.8
31.3
27.5
20.4

Cts.
35.8
31.3
28.3
20.0

Cts.
35.8
31.3
27.9
20.4

Cts.
36.3
31.3
27.1
20.0

Cts.
35.8
31.3
27.1
19.8

Cts.
35.8
31.3
27.1
19.2

Cts.
36.3
32.1
27.3
20.3

Cts.
35.4
31.7
27.1
19.8

Cts.
35.4
31.3
27.1
20.1

Cts.
35.8
31.2
27.3
20.4

Cts.
35.4
31.6
27.1
20.8

Cts.
35.0
30.9
26.9
20.6

Cts.
35.7
31.4
27.3
20.2

Plate beef____
Pork chops___
Bacon, sliced. .
Ham, sliced.

10.8
22.8
28.0
28.4

12.8
35.2
46.0
52.7

12.5
35.4
46.2
53.6

12.3
35.8
45.8
54.1

12.5
35.4
45.4
53.

12.5
35.4
44.4
52.7

12.5
33.1
44.1
53.2

13.0
32.1
43.6
50.9

12.5
32.9
42.8
51.4

12.8
33.3
42.1
49.5

13.0
34.1
42.2
49.6

13.4
32.4
40.5
49.2

13.4
31.4
39.5
45.8

12.8
33.9
43.6
51.4

Lamb, leg of.........
Hens....................
Salmon, canned,

20.3 37.2 37.2 35.9 39.0 38.8 39.0 39.9 36.2 38.0 38.8 38.5 38.4 38.1
22.8 39.6 39.0 39.0 38.4 37.7 35.8 33.8 32.9 34.0 34.2 33.7 33.9 36.0
33.4 32.0 32.6 33.8 33.9 34.6 34.1 35.0 33.7
34.3 34.0 33.2
Quart—

12.4 22.3 22.3 22.3 21.7 20.3 20.3 20.3 20.3 20.3 20.3 20.3 20.3 20.9

Milk, evaporated. Can
Butter—
............... Pound.,
Oleom argarine —do___
(all butter sub­
stitutes).

11.7 11.8 11.6 11.7 11.9 11.9 11.9 11.9 11.9 11.7 11.9 11.7 11.8
40.7 58.9 60.5 60.5 60.2 55.2 52.6 52.5 51.8 53. 55.0 54.2 55.7 55.9
30.9 31.2 30.5 30.6 30.6 30.6 30.9 30.9 30.3 30.4 30.1 29.9 30.6

Cheese-...............
L a r d ..................
V egetable lard
substitute.
Eggs, strictly fresh

...d o ___
— do___
— do___

22.5 36.2 36.3 33.6 34.3 34.2 34.0 34.5 34.5 35.7 36.6 36.8 37.2 35.3
15.5 22.6 22.0 22.1 21.6 21.5 21.4 21.3 21.1 21.3 21.8 22.0 21.3 21.7
22.8 21.9 21.8 22.8 22.0 22.4 23.3 22.5 22.9 22.0 21.5 21.6 22.3

Dozen..

35.3 56.1 41.4 33.3 33.9 34.4 34.5 38.4 46.1 53.1 56.7 62.3 59.8 45.8

Eggs, storage. . .
Bread................
Flour.................
Corn meal_____

— do—
Pound.
— do___
— do—

40.7 41.3 39.7
41.7
6.4 10.9 11.1 11.1 11.1 11.1 10.9 10.9 10.9 10.9 10.9 10.9 11.0 11.0
3.8 6.6 6.6 6.5 6.4 6.4 6.5 6.7 6.6 6.6 6.5 6.4 6.7 6.5
2.9 4.2 4.2 4.0 3.8 4.0 4.2 4.2 4.3 4.3 4.4 4.2 4.2 4.2

Rolled oats...
Corn flakes—
Wheat cereal .
Macaroni____

— do—
8-oz. pkg.
8-oz. pkg.
Pound..

Rice................
Beans, navy—.
Potatoes..........
Onions...........

— do..
— do..
..-d o ­
do..

Cabbage.........
Beans, baked..
Corn, canned..
Peas, canned..

— do..
No. 2 can
—do.......
do..

Tomatoes,canned.
Sugar, granulated.
Tea...................
Coffee...............

— do.......
10.7 10.9 10.9 10.9 10.8 10.1 10.3 10.1 9.8 9.8 9.8 9.7 10.3
Pound-- 6.0 7.8 7.9 7.7 7.6 7.8 7.8 7.8 7.6 7.5 7.5 7.1 7.2 7.6
98.9 98.9 98.9 97.7 98.7 98.9 98.7 98.6
—do....... 60.0 98.2 98.6 98.8 98.8
..d o ____ 34.5 50.0 49.4 49.2 48.7 48.8 48.8 47.8 47.3 47.3 46.4 46.4 46.4 48.0

Prunes...
Raisins...
Bananas—

... do..
do_.
Dozen..
...d o — .

Milk,* fresh.........

*15-16 ounces.




9.5 9.3
9.1 9.2 9.3
9.3 9.2 9.0 9.3 9.4
10.9 11.0 10.3 10.1 9.9 9.7 9.9 10.0
9.9 9.8 9.9 10.1
24.4 24.3 24.6 24.5 24.6 24.4 24.4 24.8 24.4 24.6 24.6 24.8 24.5
19.6 19.4 18.6 19.3 19.6 19.4 19.4 19.4 19.4 19.2 19.2 19.2 19.3
6.6
2.4

9.5
9.6
5.0
7.1

9.4
9.8
4.7
7.2

9.4
9.6
4.4
7.1

9.4
9.6
4.2
8.4

9.1
9.7
4.7
8.4

9.2
9.4
6.4
8.4

9.4
9.8
4.8
8.6

9.6
9.6
4.3
7.9

9.4
9.3
4.4
7.2

9.4
9.2
3.9
6.0

9.2
9.8
3.7
5.4

8.3
9.6
3.5
5.7

9.3
9.6
4.5
7.3

5.3
5.3 5.1 4.9 5.1 5.3 8.6 7.8 4.9 4.6 4.2 4.2 3.
10.8 10.8 10.6 10.5 10.7 10.8 10.8 10.7 10.8 10.5 10.3 10.5 10.7
17.5 17.5 17.5 17.0 17.2 18.3 17.8 17.8 17.8 17.5 18.1 18.0 17.7
18.1 18.1 17.4 17.1 17.8 17.6 17.6 17.8 18.1 17.6 17.9 18.1 17.8

16.4
15.2
22.5
25.8

15.4
15.2
30.0
30.0

15.4
14.6
26.7
23.4

15.9
14.6
29.2
29.2

15.5
14.5
29.7
31.5

16.0
14.8
25.8
34.4

16.1
14.7
26.7
46.7

16.8
14.7
31.0
60.0

16.4
15.3
28.3
60.0

15.9
14.8
30.8
56.3

14.9
14.8
29.3
33.6

14.9
14.9
27.9
33.1

15.8
14.8
28.2
38.7

91

DETAILED TABLES
OF 51 CITIES, 1913, 1927, AND 1928, AND EACH M ONTH OF 1927 A N D 1928—Continued

Mar. 15

Apr. 15

M
ay 15

June 15

July 15

Nov. 15

Dec. 15

Pound. .
_ „d o -----— do___
,__do-----

a s.
26.0
21.3
23.0
14.5

Cts.
35.4
30.8
27.3
21.2

Cts.
36.2
31.5
27.7
20.4

Cts.
38.1
34.1
28.1
21.5

Cts.
39.0
33.6
28.5
22.1

Cts.
38.0
33.5
29.5
22.7

a s.
37.8
33.3
29.3
22.8

Cts.
38.8
34.5
29.3
22.9

a s.
40.0
34.6
30.5
23.3

Cts.
40.8
35.1
31.3
24.3

Cts.
40.0
35.0
31.1
24.5

Cls.
39.1
34.6
30.3
23.9

Cts.
38.6
34.6
30.3
24.5

Cts.
38.5
33.8
29.4
22.8

Plate beef._.........
Pork chops...........
Bacon, sliced.......
Ham, sliced--------

— do____
— do____
— do___
— do___

10.8
22.8
28.0
28.4

13.1
30.1
39.3
45.8

13.3
28.7
38.6
45.8

13.5
26.5
38.0
44.2

14.3
28.3
37.0
45.0

14.8
30.0
36.3
45.0

14.2
30.5
37.0
46.5

14.7
31.5
38.7
48.0

15.3
31.8
38.3
50.0

16.2
34.2
38.6
49.6

16.0
32.5
39.4
49.6

15.3
30.9
40.0
48.6

15.5
30.2
37.3
48.2

14.7
30.4
38.2
47.2

Lamb, leg of........
Hens.....................
Salmon, canned,
red.
Milk, fresh______

— do____ 20.3 37.6 37.6 37.7 41.0 41.0 40.3 40.0 40.0 40.8 40.0 38.0 40.8 39.6
— do____ 22.8 34.2 33.5 33.7 34.1 33.3 33.6 32.1 31.3 33.1 35.0 35.9 35.0 33.7
— do____ ____ 35.8 34.6 34.0 34.7 34.1 34.3 34.1 33.6 33.5 32.7 31.9 31.9 33.8

Oct. 15

Sirloin steak.........
Bound steak------Rib roast..............
Chuck roast.........

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Quart-__ 12.4 20.3 20.3 20.3 20.3 20.3 20.3 20.3 20.3 20.3 20.3 20.3 20.3 20.3

Milk, evaporated. C an1_
_
11.8 11.7 11.2 10.9 11.0 11.0 11.2 11.3 11.5 11.5 11.7 11.7 11.4
Butter........ ......... Pound-. "40.7 57.5 54.9 57.0 55.8 55.1 54.7 54.8 55.2 57.4 57.2 56.9 57.9 56.2
O leom argarine — do___ ____ 30.3 30.8 30.1 29.2 30.4 31.0 30.1 30.3 30.0 29.7 30.1 29.6 30.1
(all butter sub­
stitutes) .
Cheese..................
Lard----------------V e g e t a b le lard
substitute.
Eggs, strictly fresh

— do___ 22.5 37.5 36.9 35.5 35.7 34.5 34.5 35.8 35.8 35.6 35.5 35.1 34.9 35.6
— do___ 15.5 20.1 18.6 17.9 18.5 18.4 18.9 18.9 19.4 19.2 19.1 19.3 19.2 19.0
— do___ ____ 21.2 21.9 21.9 21.4 20.8 21.5 21.3 21.3 22.2 22.1 21.7 21.7 21.6

Eggs, storage.......
Bread...................
Flour— ......... ......
Corn meal............

48.0 45.0
— do___
47.8 47.0 44.8
Pound. . ~~6.~4 10.1 10.1 10.1 10.0 10.1 10.1 10.1 10.1 10.2 10.1 10.1 10.1 "io."I
— do___
3.8 6.5 6.5 6.5 6.5 6.6 6.6 6.7 6.5 6.3 6.1 6.0 6.1 6.4
2.9 4.2 4.1 4.2 4.2 4.4 4.3 4.3 4.3 4.4 4.3 4.3 4.3 4.3
— do___

Rolled oats...........
Corn flakes..........
Wheat cereal........
Macaroni..... ........

— do___
9.5 9.6 9.1 9.0 9.3 9.2 9.4 9.2 9.4 9.3 9.4 9.4 9.3
8-oz.pkg. ____ 9.9 9.9 9.8 9.7 9.5 9.5 9.6 9.6 9.5 9.5 9.6 9.7 9.7
28-oz.pkg_ ____ 24.8 24.2 24.2 24.8 24.0 24.1 24.1 24.0 25.7 25.2 24.7 24.7 24.5
P ound.. ------ 19.1 19.1 18.9 18.8 17.8 18.6 18.6 18.6 19.7 19.7 18.8 19.0 18.9

Rice—.........- ........
Beans, navy------Potatoes...............
Onions.................

-__do----- 6.6
...d o ___ ____
2.4
— do___
...d o ___ ------

Cabbage..... .........
Beans, baked.......
Corn, canned.......
Peas, canned........

— do___
4.1 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.7 5.6 5.2 4.8 4.7 4.7 4.7 4.9 4.7
No. 2 can ____ 10.4 10.7 10.4 10.5 10.5 10.6 10.6 10.4 10.5 10.5 10.8 10.6 10.5
. —do___ ____ 18.3 17.8 17.8 17.5 17.5 17.7 17.7 17.7 17.2 17.2 18.0 18.7 17.8
. —do___ ....... 16.6 16.6 17.3 17.9 17.9 18.5 18.5 17.4 16.4 16.5 17.2 17.4 17.4

Tomatoes, canned.
Sugar, granulated.
Tea.......................
Coffee..................

— do___
9.9 10.0 9.9 9.8 9.7 9.9 9.7 9.8 9.9 10.5 11.1 11.0 10.1
Pound.. "‘ 676 7.5 7.4 7.3 7.2 7.3 7.3 7.4 7.2 7.3 7.1 7.0 6.9 7.2
— do----- 60.0 98.9 98.9 98.9 96.6 96.6 100.0 98.9 98.9 96.7 96.7 97.4 93.4 97.7
— do___ 34.5 47.7 47.5 47.8 47.8 47.6 47.6 48.1 48.1 49.3 49.3 48.3 48.5 48.1

Prunes..................
Raisins.................
Bananas...............
Oranges................

— do___
15.3 15.6 15.4
— do___ ____ 15.0 15.0 15.0
Dozen. . ____ 26.4 28.6 29.3
— do___
32.6 39.2 46.4

Dozen. _ 35.3 57.3 38.1 33.3 33.9 32.8 38.7 40.4 47.2 56.2 64.1 66.0 59.0 47.3

115-16 ounces.




8.1 7.5 8.1 7.7 7.6 7.7 7.7 8.0 7.4 7.2 7.4 7.6 7.7
9.9 10.4 10.8 11.7 11.9 11.8 12.3 12.2 12.4 12.8 13.2 13.1 11.9
3.9 3.8 4.1 4.1 3.8 3.0 2.9 2.9 3.2 3.2 3.0 2.7 3.4
6.2 6.5 7.8 8.2 8.3 7.6 7.9 7.3 7.2 7.7 7.9 8.1 7.6

15.2
14.6
28.6
46.1

15.3
14.6
27.9
60.0

14.1 15.6 16.1 15.5
14.5 14.5 14.5 14.1
26.7 28.3 26.7 27.1
65.0 104.0 104.0 102.5

16.1
14.0
28.6
35.8

15.2
12.7
31.7
29.2

15.2
12.6
34.0
20.0

15.4
14.3
28.7
57.1

92

RETAIL PRICES, 1890 TO 1928
T a b l e 1 3 .— AVERAG E R E TA IL PRICES OF SPECIFIED FOOD A R TIC LE S IN EACH

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Rib roast............ .
Chuck roast.........

Pound
— do___
— do___
— do___

Cts.
24.0
21.4
17.8
15.0

Cts.
37.2
32.7
26.8
19.6

Cts.
37.2
32.7
26.4
19.4

Cts. Cts.
37.0 37.3
32.7 32.6
26.7 26.6
19.3 19.2

Cts.
37.7
33.4
26.7
19.4

Cts.
38.5
34.2
27.0
19.8

Cts.
38.7
34.4
27.5
20.0

Cts.
38.7
34.7
27.5
20.1.

Cts.
39.0
34.2
27.4
20.5

Cts.
40.0
34.9
28.1
21.3

Cts.
39.8
34.7
27.7
21.6

Cts.
39.9
34.7
27.6
21.7

Cts.
38.4
33.8
27.2
20.2

Plate beef. ..........
Pork chops....... __
Bacon, sliced.......
Ham, sliced_____

— d o.__.
. —do___
...d o ___
— do___

11.7
20.0
29.7
28.5

13.5
33.0
47.0
55.9

13.4
32.6
47.5
55.8

13.5
33.6
46.1
54.8

13.4
33.8
46.1
54.3

13.4
32.4
45.5
53.9

13.6
31.8
44.3
53.3

13.9
32.6
44.3
52.2

13.9
35.5
44.6
51.7

14.5
40.5
45.1
51.7

15.6
42.5
46.8
51.5

15.6
32.5
45.9
49.9^

15.7
26.6
44.0
49.0

14.2
34.0
45.6
52.8

Ham, leg of_____
Hens___________
Salmon, canned,
red.
Milk, fresh______

— do___
— do___
— do___

18.2 34.5 33.8 34.7 35.6 36.7 37.6 36.7 36.5 35.3 35.9 35.3; 35.2 35.7
17.0 35.1 34.2 34.0 34.6 32.6 30.6 29.8 30.1 29.8 30.7 32.0 31.0 32.0
35.9 35.4 35.2 35.0 34.5 34.0 34.9 35.5 35.8 35.6 36.1 36.2 35.3

Quart. __ 8.9

13.0 13.0 13.0 13.0 13.0 13.0 13.0 13.0 13.0 13.0 13.0 13.0 13.0

Milk, evaporated. Can i___
11.6 11.6 11.5 11.5 11.7 11.7 11.7 11.7 11.8 11.8 11.7 11.7 11.7
Butter.................. Pound— 38.3 56.4 57.2 58.4 58.3 51.0 49.5 49.5 48.4 51.4 53.1 54.2 56.0 53.6
Oleom argarine _ „ do___
26.9 27.1 26.0 25.9 25.8 25.6 25.5 25.5 25.5 25.5 25.4 26.1 25.9
(all butter sub­
stitutes).
Cheese.............. . — do.___ 21.7 37.9 37.7 36.8
Lard__....... ______ . —do___ 16.3 19.4 18.8 19.1
Vegetable
lard ___d o _ „_
27.7 27.4 27.2
substitute.
Eggs, strictly fresh Dozen. _ 27.5 50.0 39.7 31.3

36.6 36.0 35.5 35.7 35.9 37.1 38.3 38.0 38.2 37.0
18.6 18.3 18.7 18.8 19.0 19.7 19.9 19.3 18.3 19.0
27.0 27.3 27.4 27.4 27.4 27.6 26.6 26.2 26.6 27.2
30.3 29.2 28.1 31.0 33.7 40.1 49.4 52.8 53.6 39.1

40.5 39.1 39.3
39.8 35.0
6.0 9.6 9.6 ” 9.6 "~9.7 "9 .7 "9 .7 " 9.6 " 9.6 " 9.6 9.7 9.7 9.7 "9.7
3.0 5.3 5.3 4.7 4.6 4.7 5.0 5.2 5.2 5.1 4.9 4.9 5.0 5.0
2.6 4.8 4.7 4.8 4.8 4.8 5.0 5.0 4.9 4.9 5.2 5.1 5.0 4.9

Eggs, storage____
Bread...... ......... .
Flour..................
Corn meal............

— do___
Pound. .
-__do----. —do___

Rolled oats______
Corn flakes...........
Wheat cereal____
Macaroni_______

— do___
9.2 9.2 9.2 9.2 9.1 9.1 9.1 9.0 9.1 9.1 9.0 9.0 9.1
11.0 10.9 11.1 10.5 10.3 10.2 10.1 10.1 10.0 10.0 9.8 9.8 10.3
8-oz.pkg.
28-oz.pkg : : : : : 26.3 26.3 26.4 26.4 26.5 26.4 26.3 26.7 26.9 27.3 27.0 26.7 26.6
Pound—
20.1 19.9 19.7 19.5 19.9 19.9 19.9 19.9 19.9 20.0 19.8 19.8 19.9

Rice....... ..............
Beans, navy_____
Potatoes.............
Onions_____ ____

— do— _ 8.7
...d o ___
— do___ "1.7
___do___

Cabbage________
Beans, baked____
Corn, canned____
Peas, canned____

...d o ___ ....... 4.3 4.4 4.7 4.9 9.6 7.5 4.0 4.1 4.3 3.9 3.7 3.7 4.9
No.2 can
12.5 12.5 12.5 12.5 12.5 12.5 12.3 12.3 12.4 12.2 12.0 12.2 12.4
— do___
14.5 14.1 14.2 14.0 14.1 14.0 14.0 14.2 14.3 14.5 14.4 14.2 14.2
. —do___ ____ 15.1 15.2 14.5 14.5 14.6 14.8 14.7 14.9 14.9 15.3 15.5 15.1 14.9

Tomatoes, canned
Sugar, granulated.
Tea.......................
Coffee.................

11.7 11.8 11.5 11.5 11.5 11.7 11.5 11.4 11.4 11.4 11.3 11.6 11.5
— do—
Pound._ "_5."7 7.8 7.9 7.8 7.5 7.5 7.6 7.6 7.6 7.5 7.5 7.4 7.4 7.6
— do___ 54.0 89.4 89.3 89.4 89.4 89.4 89.7 90.1 89.1 90.2 92.0 92.1 94.1 90.2
— d o „_ _ 27.8 52.8 52.0 51.4 50.2 49.1 49.4 49.0 48.7 48.5 48.9 50.1 50.3 50.0

Prunes.... ........... — do___
Raisins_________
d o „_ _
Bananas............... — do___
Oranges_________ Dozen. _
116-16 ounces.




9.8
9.1
3.9
6.2

17.0
14.8
10.9
49.6

9.5
9.2
3.8
6.5

16.9
14.6
10.5
49.5

9.5
9.1
3.7
6.6

16.6
14.5
10.4
49.3

9.4
9.2
3.7
8.2

16.2
14.8
10.5
51.6

9.4
8.9
4.5
8.6

16.2
14.7
10.4
50.9

9.8
9.3
6.2
8.8

15.9
14.8
10.2
49.3

9.9
9.5
3.0
7.7

16.4
14.8
10.3
46.5

9.9 10.1
9.6 9.6
2.3 2.2
7.0 6.0

16.4
14.9
10.1
50.2

15.5
14.8
10.0
49.6

9.6
9.7
2.5
5.3

14.8
14.8
10.6
55.0

9.5
9.5
2.4
5.4

14.3
14.4
10.8
55.3

9.6
9.5,
2.4
5.1

13.7
14.5
10.8
55.2

9.7
9.4
3.4
6.8

15.8
14.7
10.5
51.0

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DETAILED TABLES
OF 51 CITIES, 1913, 1927, AN D 1928, A N D EACH M ON TH OF 1927 A N D 1928—Continued
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3
3

10

10
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10

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10
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15
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Sirloin steak_____
Bound steak------Rib roast......... —
Chuck roast--------

Pound..
__ do____
...d o ___
__ do____

Cts.
24.0
21.4
17.8
15.0

Cts.
40.5
35.4
28.5
22.3

a s . Cts. O s.
41). 5 41.7 41.6
35.5 36.6 36.2
27.9 28.5 28.6
22.3 22.3 22.5

Cts.
42.8
38.2
30.2
24.4

Cts.
45.0
40.9
31.3
25.5

Cts.
47.8
42.7
33.7
26.6

Cts.
48.2
42.7
33.5
27.0

Cts.
48.3
43.8
34.8
27.4

Cts.
47.9
43.3
33.4
27.3

Cts.
47.5
42.1
33.3
27.5

Cts.
45.8
40.5
32.8
26.5

Cts.
44.8
39.8
31.4
25.1

Plate beef.............
Pork chops...........
Bacon, sliced____
Ham, sliced--------

— do___
___do___
...d o ___
__ do____

11.7
20.0
29.7
28.5

16.2
27.1
44.8
48.9

16.0
25.4
42.2
49.1

16.4
27.3
41.0
48.8

17.9
32.0
41.9
49.1

18.5
32.4
42.9
49.7

18.9
34.9
43.0
52.5

19.2
39.0
44.7
54.2

20.0
44.3
45.0
54.9

19.9
34.9
44.6
53.9

20.3
33.6
43.0
51.3

19.9
26.5
40.8
50.2

18.3
31.8
43.1
51.0

16.5
24.3
42.8
49.1

Lamb, leg of_____ — do____ 18.2 35.4 34.8 34.9 35.8 37.1 37.4 36.8 37.5 37.6 35.6 33.7 33.5 35.8
H en s................... __ do____ 17.0 32.5 33.4 33.3 34.4 33.4 32.9 32.5 32.2 33.1 33.6 33.8 33.1 33.2
36.5 37.2 37.2 37.4 37.0 37.0 37.0 35.4 35.7 35.6 35.4 34.8 36.4
Salmon, canned, __ do____
Milk,’ fresh........... Quart—

8.9 13.0 13.0 13.0 13.0 13.0 13.0 13.0 13.0 13.0 13.0 13.0 13.0 13.0

11.5 11.6 11.3 11.2 11.2 11.1 11.1 11.2 11.6 11.3 11.3 11.5 11.3
Milk, evaporated. Can im­
Butter..... ............. pound.. 38.3 56.1 54.9 56.7 54.8 53.6 51.9 52.3 52.6 55.3 55.1 56.6 57.6 54.8
25.5 25.7 25.7 25.6 25.5 25.2 25.1 25.3 25.7 25.7 25.3 24.6 25.4
O leom argarine __ do____
(all butter sub­
stitutes).
Cheese.................. — do____ 21.7 39.7 38.7 37.8
Lard..................... — do____ 16.3 18.3 17.5 17.3
27.0 27.0 26.8
V e g e ta b le lard — do____
substitute.
Dozen__ 27.5 50.7 37.0 35.0
Eggs, strictly fresh

37.5 37.8 36.6 37.6 37.3 38.0 37.5 36.8 37.5 37.7
17.7 18.0 18.3 18.9 19.0 19.5 19.1 18.9 18.2 18.4
26.8 26.3 26.0 26.1 25.8 25.8 25.7 26.4 26.4 26.3
34.0 35.5 35.5 36.8 38.0 42.6 43.8 49.4 51.1 40.8

Eggs, storage........
Bread___________
Flour....................
Corn meal—.........

38.9
40.0 41.4 41.1
— do___
Pound.. "~6."0 9.7 ~~9.~8 "~9.~8 " 9 .8 ■‘ O *9.8 "9.6 "9.6 " 9 .7 9.6 9.6 9.5 "5.7
__ do____ 3.0 4.9 5.0 5.0 5.1 5.4 5.5 5.3 5.0 4.9 4.8 4.8 4.7 5.0
__ do____ 2.6 5.5 5.3 5.3 5.2 5.4 5.3 5.3 5.4 5.4 5.4 5.3 5.3 5.3

Boiled oats______
Corn flakes...........
"Wheat cereal____
Macaroni,,

8.9 9.0 8.8 8.9 8.9 9.6 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.1 8.9 8.9 9.0
...d o ___
8-oz. pkg_ ....... 9.8 9.8 9.9 9.9 9.8 9.8 9.7 9.7 9.7 9.7 9.7 9.6 9.8
26.9 26.9 26.9 26.8 26.8 26.6 26.9 26.9 27.2 27.1 27.1 27.1 26.9
28-oz.pkg
20.2 19.9 20.2 20.0 20.0 20.0 20.0 20.2 20.2 20.1 20.0 19.9 20.1
Pound..

Rice._...................
Beans, navy.........
Potatoes________
Onions__________

__ do____ 8.7
— do____
— do___ " l.'7
— do____

Cabbage...............
Beans, baked.......
Corn, canned____
Peas, canned____

— do___ —
No. 2 can
...d o ____
___do____

Tomatoes, canned
Sugar, granulated.
Tea..... ..................
Coffee__________

— do____
11.2 11.5 11.5 11.2 11.3 11.3 11.2 11.1 11.1 11.0 11.3 11.4 11.3
Pound.. "s.7 7.5 7.5 7.6 7.6 7.8 7.7 7.7 7.5 7.5 7.2 7.2 7.2 7.5
...d o ___ 54.0 92.9 91.4 91.7 91.5 93.3 93.3 93.9 93.2 93.4 93.4 92.4 92.1 92.7
— do___ 27.8 51.1 51.0 51.4 51.5 51.7 51.8 52.4 52.2 52.4 52.2 52.6 52.1 51.9

Prunes..................
Raisins.................
Bananas...............
Oranges_________

— do___
— do___
— do___
Dozen

115-16 ounces.

44848°— 29------ 7




9.5 9.6 9.3 9.2 9.2 9.0 9.2 9.2 9.7 9.2 9.3 9.0 9.3
9.7 10.3 11.1 11.4 11.9 12.5 12.9 13.1 13.1 12.8 12.7 13.5 12.1
2.6 2.6 3.2 3.0 2.8 2.7 1.5 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.8 2.2
6.0 6.3 7.1 9.3 8.0 7.2 5.9 5.5 6.0 7.2 7.4 7.8 7.0
3.9 4.1 4.9 7.8 8.9 4.5 2.3 2.4 3.6 3.7 3.8 4.8 4.6
11.8 11.8 11.8 11.7 11.8 li:7 12.1 12.2 12.1 11.8 12.3 12.5 12.0
14.0 14.2 14.1 14.7 14.9 15.0 14.7 14.9 14.7 14.5 14.8 14.7 14.6
14.9 15.4 15.4 15.4 15.4 15.6 15.2 15.2 15.2 15.2 14.9 15.2 15.3

13.8
14.5
11.2
53.5

13.8
14.0
11.1
52.5

14.4 14.5 14.4 14.4 14.3
14.5 14.5 14.4 14.6 14.6
10.3 9.9 10.2 10.2 10.1
50.5 52.9 59.0 60.9 59.6

14.6
14.6
10.1
63.2

14.5
12.9
10.3
63.7

14.4
12.7
10.7
64.1

13.9
12.4
10.9
64.3

14.4
12.4
10.9
51.1

14.3
13.8
10.5
57.9

94

RETAIL PRICES, 1890 TO 1928
T able 12.—AVERAG E R E TA IL PRICES OF SPECIFIED FOOD ARTICLES IN EACH
LITTLE ROCK, ARK.
1927
Article

Sirloin steak.........
Round steak------Rib roast..............
Chuck roast.........

Pound.
-.d o___
—d o ....
—do___

b i-i
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Unit

Plate beef.......... . —do___
Pork chops.......... —d o ....
Bacon, sliced____ ...d o _ „.
Ham, sliced_____ „ do—

Cts.
36.0
32.7
27.8
21.4

Cts.
36.0
32.7
27.8
21.4

Cts.
36. C
33.2
28.9
21.9

Cts.
36.0
33.2
28.9
21.9

Cts.
37.8
34.1
29.4
22.3

Cts,
36.5
34.5
28.0
22.5

Cts.
37.3
35.4
30.0
22.8

Cts.
38.2
35.4
30.7
23.4

Cts.
37.1
35.0
30.0
23.0

Cts.
36.7
34.6
9Q 1
22! 5

Cis.
36.5
33.7
28.8
22.2

12.9 16.6 15.9 16.4
21.0 33.9 33.3 33.6
36.3 50.0 51.2 50.0
55.4 55.0 55.5

16.4
33.2
49.2
54.6

16.7
33.6
47.9
55.5

17.0
31.4
47.5
54.6

16.9
31.4
47.1
51.3

16.7
33.
46.9
50.8

17.8
35.3
47.7
49.6

18.3
37.8
46.8
52.7

17.3
32.7
46.5
50.0

17.3
29.5
45.8
50.4

16.9
33.3
48.1
53.0

Cts.
25.4
20.0
19.4
16.3

Cts.
35.0
31.5
28.0
22.3

Cts.
35.5
32.3
27.5
20.8

Lamb, leg of____ ...do—
20.0 40.0 40.8 42.0
Hens................... . ...d o___ 19.1 31.5 31.6 31.3
Salmon, canned, ...d o___
33.4 33.5 33.9
red.
Milk, fresh......... . Quart— 10.1 15.0 15.0 15.0

42.0 40.0 43.3 40.8 40.8 41.4 38.6 38.1 38.1 40.5
31.1 31.0 29.8 27.3 28.3 28.4 30.8 29.8 28.7 30.0
33.5 32.5 32.5 32.1 32.1 32.8 33.4 34.3 35.3 33.3
15.0 15.0 15.0 15.0 15.0 15.0 15.0 15.0 15.0 15.0

Milk, evaporated. Can 1__
Butter.................. PoundO leom argarin e .__do___
(all butter sub­
stitutes).

11.8 11.9 12.1 11.9 11.9 12.1 12.0 12.0 12.0 12.2 12.2 12.1 12.0
42.5 58.3 58.4 58.8 56.6 53.2 50.3 50.5 50.5 50.9 53.8 54.8 55.8 54.3
28.8 28.8 28.3 28.5 28.5 28.2 27.8 27.5 28.2 27.8 27.6 27.6 28.1

—do___
Lard.__............... —do___
Vegetable
lard ...d o ....
substitute.
Eggs,strictly fresh. Dozen..

22.5 38.6 38.6 37.6 37.3 37.4 36.8 36.8 36.8 37.2 38.5 39.1 38.5 37.8
15.9 22.6 22.2 21.7 21.7 21.8 21.3 21.0 21.5 21.5 22.9 21.7 21.9 21.8
22.5 22.3 21.9 21.9 22.5 22.1 20.0 20.9 20.5 20.7 21.0 21.1 21.5

Eggs, storage.......
Bread..................
Flour....................
Corn meal............

29.1 50.6 37.6 27.5 28.9 27.2 26.9 33.4 37.1 42.5 46.8 48.4 55.0 38.5
41.3 30.0
9.6 9.3
6.4 6.3
3.9

9.3
6.3
3.8

9.3
6.1
3.8

9.3
6.1
3.8

9.2
6.1
3.8

9.2
6.1
4.0

9.2
6.1
4.1

9.2
6.0
4.0

40.0 41.7 40.7
9.2 9.3 9.5
6.1 6.1 6.2
4.1 4.0 3.9

9.3
6.2
3.9

10.8
12.0
26.0
21.7

10.3
11.3
25.9
20.5

10.1
11.0
25.9
20.2

10.1
10.7
25.9
20.2

10.3
10.2
25.9
20.2

10.3
10.2
25.9
20.1

10.0
10.2
25.9
20.2

10.2
10.2
26.4
20.2

10.3
10.3
26.8
20.8

10.2
10.3
27.3
20.8

10.2
10.3
27.2
20.8

10.3
10.7
26.2
20.6

9.3
9.5
4.7
6.2
Cabbage........
Beans, baked.
Com, canned.
Peas, canned

10.8
11.9
25.8
21.3
8.9
9.5
4.6
6.2

8.8
9.1
4.6
6.7

8.4
9.4
4.6
9.4

8.4
9.0
5.2
9.0

8.6
9.1
5.5
9.1

8.6
9.3
4.8
8.2

8.8
8.5
4.9
7.2

8.9
9.3
3.9
6.3

8.4
9.3
3.6
6.0

8.4
9.3
3.5
5.4

8.1
9.0
3.5
5.5

8.6
9.2
4.5
7.1

5.1 4.6 4.5 4.8 7.6 7.4 6.1 5.5 4.3 4.8 4.3 4.3 5.3
11.0 10.8 10.6 10.6 10.6 10.4 10.4 10.5 10.2 10.5 10.2 10.2 10.5
17.6 17.5 16.9 16.8 16.2 16.6 16.6 16.6 16.0 16.3 16.8 16.5 16.7
18.8 18.8 18.8 18.8 17.8 17.5 17.8 17.6 17.6 17.1 17.5 17.7 18.0

Tomatoes, canned.
Sugar, granulated.
Tea.......................
Coffee...................

11.7 11.3 11.2 10.7 11. 10.7 10.7 10.7 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.1 10.7
8.2 8.0 7.9 7.9 7.9 7.7 7.7 7.6 7.8 7.9
8.3 7.9
106. 1105.7 107.4 106.3 107.4 107.4 107.4 107.4 104.5 104. 5 103.8 101. 0105.7
53.5 53.6 51.9 52.2 51.6 51.5 50.8 51.3 50.8 52.3 52.8 52.8 52.1

Prunes..................
Raisins.................
Bananas.
Oranges.

17.5 17.0 18.1 16.9 17.1 16.8 17.6 17.1 15.1 15.5 15.4 14.7 16.6
15.4 15.4 15.5 15.5 15.7 15.7 15.5 15.5 15.3 15.0 14.5 15.0 15.3
8.6 8.6 8.8 9.1 8.9 8.1 8.1 9.0 8.3 8.5 9.0 9.5 8.7
48.0 48.9 52.9 49.6 52.9 45.5 44.6 47.3 50.9 54.3 49.6 47.1 49.3

1 15-16 ounces.




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TABLES

OF 51 CITIES, 1913, 1927, AN D 1928, AND EACH M ON TH OF 1927 AN D 1928—Continued
LITTLE ROCK, ARE.
1928
Article

Unit

Cts.
25.4
20.0
19.4
16.3

Cts.
38.1
35.0
30.7
23.3

Cts.
38.8
35.6
30.8
23.5

Cts.
40.0
36.8
30.8
24.5

Cts.
40.9
38.1
31.7
24.1

Cts.
42.3
38.7
33.3

Cts.
43.6
39.5
33.5
27.1

a s.
44.5
40.2
34.6
27.1

Cts.
45.0
40.4
34.5
27.9

Cts.
45.8
40.2
36.1
28.1

a s.
44.1
39.9
35.2
28.5

as.

44.1
39.6
35.6
28.5

a s.
42.9
39.5
34.3
28.6

as.

Plate beef.............
Pork chops_
_
Bacon, sliced..
Ham, sliced.

12.9
21.0
36.3
29.6

18.8
28.6
43.5
49.7

19.0
27.1
41.8
48.2

20.2
26.5
42.4
47.4

19.4
30.2
43.2
48.8

20.2
33.0
42.9
49.1

21.0
32.8
43.2
49.9

20.2
33.4
44.5
49.5

20.5
34.6
44.3
52.2

21.2
38.0
46.0
53.5

20.8
34.8
44.7
53.9

21.3
33.4
44.4
52.9

21.4
31.4
42.1
51.5

20.3
32.0
43.6
50.6

Lamb, leg of____
H en s..................
Salmon, canned,
red.
Milk, fresh......... . Quart—

20.0 37.0 37.0 36.7 40.0 40.0 41.4 40L6 42.0 42.8 41.8 39.4 37.6 39.7
19.1 29.8 29.9 29.9 30.1 29.8 29.7 29.2 29.4 30.3 31.4 31.0 31.1 30.1
35.2 35.6 36.1 36.5 36.8 36.5 36.5 35.2 33.5 34.0 32.6 32.8 35.1

Milk, evaporated- C an1. .
Butter.................. PoundO leom argarin o __ do..
(all butter sub­
stitutes).

12.0 12.2 11.9 11.8 11.9 11.7 11.7 11.9 11.8 11.8 11.8 11.6 11.8
42.5 55.9 55.2 56.1 55.0 54.4 52.5 52.9 54.5 55.5 55.7 56.1 56.8 55.1
28.0 28.0 27.5 27.5 27.1 27.2 27.2 27.3 26.8 26.8 27.1 26.6 27.3

Cheese .................
Lard__.................
V egetable lard
substitute.
Eggs, strictly fresh

— do___
__do.__
— do___

22.5 39.6 40.4
36.8 37.6 36.7 37.4 37.2 38.4 37.4 36.8 37.0 37.8
15.9 21.7 21.2 21.0 20.9 20.8 20.8 21.1 20.8 20.5 20.4 20.1 20.0 20.8
20.7 20.2 21.3 20.2 20.4 20.1 20.5 19.4 20.3 21.1 20.9 20.8 20.5

Dozen-

56.2 33.8 30.1 30.7 31.5 35.4 38.1 41.7 44.4 46.7 48.5 53.4 40.9

Eggs, storage........
Bread..............
Flour....................
Corn meal.......

10.1 15.0 15.0 15.0 15.0 15.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 15.0 14.5

6.0
3.6
2.5

Rolled oats___
Corn flakes...........
Wheat cereal...
Macaroni.........
Rice_________
Beans, navy_____
Potatoes...............
Onions.............

42.5
38.6
33.4
26.5

49.0 25.0
9.3 9.3
6.0 6.0
3.9 3.8

9.3
6.1
3.8

9.3
6.1
4.0

10.5
10.3
27.8
20.4

10.5
10.3
27.8
20.5

10.5
10.2
27.6
20.7

10.4
10.6
27.6
20.6
8.3
~2."o

9.3
6.2
4.1

9.3
6.3
4.1

9.3
6.3
4.2

6.1
4.2

9.3
6.0
4.2

45.0 41.8 42.3
9.3 9.3 9.4
6.0 6.0 6.1
4.1 4.1 4.0

9.3
6.1
4.0

10.5 10.2 10.2 10.2 10.3 10.6 10.6 10.6 10.4
10.0 9.8 9.8 9.8 9.8 9.8 9.8 9.8 10.0
27.4 27.2 27.0 27.1 26.8 27.0 27.3 27; 0 27.3
20.5 20.5 20.1 20.1 20.5 20.2 20.3 20.2 20.4

7.9 8.1 8.1 7.9 8.1 7.7 7.9 7.7 8.0 7.9 7.7 8.3 7.9
9.6 10.5 10.6 11.0 11.3 11.9 12.2 12.5 13.0 12.7 13.1 13.3 11.8
3.5 3.5 4.0 4.1 4.0 3.4 2.3 2.3 2.4 2.6 2.9 2.8 3.2
8.9 8.6 6.9 4.8 5.0 6.3 6.7 7.6 7.6 6.8
5.9 6.1

Cabbage______
Beans, baked.......
Corn, canned.......
Peas, canned........

4.6 4.5 5.0 6.8 8.0 4.3 3.7 4.4 4.4 4.6 4.8 5.4 5.0
10.2 10.5 10.5 10.6 10.6 10.9 11.2 11.2 11.1 11.2 11.6 11.5 10.9
16.6 16.8 16.3 16.3 16.6 16.5 16.3 15.8 15.8 15.9 15.8 16.3 16.3
17.5 17.6 17.1 17.1 17.1 17.1 17.0 17.0 16.8 17.2 18.3 18.2 17.3

Tomatoes, canned
Sugar, granulated.
Tea.......................
Coffee...................

10.0 10.0 10.0 10.0 10.0 10.0 9.8 9.8 10.0 10.1 10.4 10.6 10.1
5.6 7.7 7.7 7.7 7.8 7.8 8.0 7.9 7.6 7.6 7.5 7.4 7.4 7.7
50.0 106.3 107.2 105.4 105. 1104.4 103.5 103.3 102.4 105.3 104.9104.9 105.7 104.9
30.8 52.0 53.2 53.3 53.2 53.4 53.3 53.4 54.0 54.3 54.6 54.6 54.6 53.7

Prunes.............
Raisins.................
Bananas...............
Oranges...........

15.3 15.1 13.8 14.3 13.9 14.9 15.2 15.2 15.0 14.9 15.0 16.3 14.9
15.1 15.0 15.0 15.0 15.0 15.0 15.1 14.8 14.2 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.7
9.5 9.3 8.9 7.8 7.3 8.8 7.5 7.5 8.7 8.9 9.1 9.4 8.6
49.4 49.6 51.4 54.1 60.7 57.3 57.1 59.0 59.9 58.4 58.0 48.9 55.3

115-16 ounces.




96

RETAIL PRICES, 1890 TO 1928
T able 13.—AVERAGE R E TA IL PRICES OF SPECIFIED FOOD ARTICLES IN EACH
LOS ANGELES, CALIF.

Article

Unit

u
o
’• O
-'C
bfif-t

t-4
O
a, eg

1927
»o

»Q

lO
*
4
ft

Cts.
37.2
30.3
29.6
20.8

Cts.
37.7
30.9
29.7
21.1

Cts.
37.1
30.8
29.3
19.7

Cts.
37.4
30.6
29.3
19.9

14.5
43.9
57.2
69.2

14.3
42.8
55.6
70.0

14.1
41.9
54.7
69.2

13.9
42.1
55.3
68.6

>
0

b
ib
3

ft
G
Q

0

Cts.
37.4
30.8
29.0
20.2

Cts.
37.6
30.8
29.0
20.1

13.6
41.9
55.0
66.7

13.6
45.8
54.7
66.4

id

»©

lO

*
Q

O

I

8
A

^ «3
-»
U0
> **
<

Cts.
39.0
31.6
31.2
20.7

Cts.
39.1
31.3
30.5
21.3

Cts.
39.0
32.0
30.7
22.1

Cts.
39.8
33.6
31.3
23.2

Cts.
38.0
31.1
30.0
20.9

14.0
47.6
54.4
68.1

14.7
46.0
55.0
68.5

15.1
42.6
53.6
68.0

16.4
38.7
53.9
66.3

14.5
43.5
55.3
68.4

4) Q
>^
<

i

P ound._
___do----— do___
— do___

Cts.
23 5
20.8
18.3
15.7

Cts.
37 5
30.6
30.5
20.8

Cts.
37.1
30.3
29.5
20.9

Plate beef............. — do___
Pork chops........... — do___
do— .
Bacon, sliced.......
Ham, sliced.......... — do___

12.6
25.1
33.7
35.3

15.2
45.2
57.4
69.5

14.9
43.5
56.4
70.0

Lamb, leg of......... — do___
Hens___________ — do___
Salmon, canned, — do___
red.
Quart—

18.8 36.8 35.8 35.8 36.8 36.4 36.7 37.2 36.1 37.4 37.3 36.9 37.4 36.7
26.6 44.6 44.6 44.3 44.5 43.3 42.6 41.1 40.3 40.7 41.4 42.9 42.8 42.8
32.1 31.0 30.9 31.0 31.2 30.6 30.9 31.3 32.3 33.5 34.2 35.4 32.0

Sirloin steak_____
Round steak........
Rib roast.............
Chuck roast.........

&
<
v

1

&

i

I

10 0 15,0 15.0 15.0 15.0 15.0 15.0 15.0 15.0 15.0 15.0 15.0 15.0 15.0

10.2 10.2 10.2 10.2 10.2 19.3 10.3 10.3 10.2 10.2 10.2 10.1 10.2
Milk, evaporated. Can im ­
Butter.................. p ound.. 39.6 56.6 56.5 56.0 52.8 50.3 50.3 50.3 51.6 54.9 57.1 56.9 57.3 54.2
30.6 30.5 27.8 26.6 26.3 26.2 26.2 26.2 26.2 26.3 26.0 ; 25.8 27.1
O leom argarin e — do___
(all butter sub­
stitutes).
Cheese.................. — do___ 19.5 38.3 39.0 38.3
Lard.................... — do___ 18.0 21.7 21.4 20.8
26.2 25.6 24.8
Vegetable
lard — do----substitute.
Eggs,strictly fresh. Dozen. _ 38.3 46.9 34.6 32.4

38.1 38.2 38.1 38.2 38.1 38.3 38.4 38.4 38.5 38.3
19.6 19.2 19.1 19.2 19.6 19.7 20.3 20.6 21.0 20.2
24.7 24.6 24.5 24.3 24.4 24.8 24.2 23.9 24.6 24.7
31.6 31.9 35.4 34.8 41.9 47.1 53.9 58.8 49.9 41.6

Eggs, storage____
Bread__________
Flour..... ..............
Corn meal............

__ do____
Pound._
...d o -----.-d o ___

Rolled oats______
Corn flakes..........
Wheat cereal........
Macaroni— .........

10.1
„ . d o ___
8-oz. pkg_
10.1
28-oz. pkg ....... 25.0
18.2
Pound

Rice.....................
Beans, navy.........
Potatoes...............
Onions..................

7.7 10.6 10.3 10.4 10.2 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.2 10.0 10.0 10.0
— do—
9.2 9.2 9.2 9.3 9.2 9.6 10.0 10.0 9.9 9.6 9.6
...d o ___
. —do___ ” 1.5 4.4 4.4 4.5 4.5 4.7 5.2 4.1 3.7 3.4 3.0 3.1
5.5 5.7 6.2 7.5 7.4 7.4 6.9 5.8 5.2 4.7 4.7
— do___

Cabbage..............
Beans, baked.......
Corn, canned.......
Peas, canned........

4.2 4.4 4.2 4.6 5.7 9.2 7.2 5.1 4.5 4.2 4.4 4.3 5.2
...d o ___
No.2can_ -- --- 11.5 11.4 11.1 11.1 11.1 10.6 11.2 11.0 10.8 10.8 10.8 10.8 11.0
16.0 16.1 15.7 15.6 15.7 15.6 15.8 15.8 15.7 15.6 15.5 15.7 15.7
— do___
17.2 17.3 17.5 17.0 16.9 17.0 17.2 16.9 16.4 16.4 16.5 16.7 16.9
— do____

Tomatoes,canned.
Sugar, granulated.
Tea.......................
Coffee...................

15.6 15.3 15.2 15.1 14.5 14.4 14.5 15.0 15.0 14.7 14.9 14.7 14.9
No. 2$can
Pound__ ~5.~4 7.4 7.2 7.1 7.0 7.0 7.0 7.0 7.0 7.0 7.0 6.9 6.8 7.0
...d o ___ 54.5 74.5 74.9 74.4 74.4 74.9 74.1 74.7 74.9 74.1 74.4 74.4 73.8 74.5
— do___ 36.3 53.3 52.6 52.0 50.1 51.6 51.4 51.2 51.4 51.2 51.2 51.6 51.7 51.6

Prunes..................
Raisins.................
Bananas...............
Oranges................

...d o ___ ....... 15.0
12.8
- „ d o ___
9.3
— do___
47.3
Dozen. _

115-16 ounces.




43.0
44.0 46.0 42.0
6.1 8.5 "8.5 "8 .5 "8.5 ” 8.5 ” 8.5 ” §.’ 4 ” 8.4 "8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 " 8 .5
3.5 5.4 5.4 5.4 5.3 5.3 5.3 5.3 5.2 5.2 5.1 5.1 5.1 5.3
3.3 5.4 5.2 5.3 5.2 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.4 5.5 5.5 5.6 5.6 5.4
10.0
10.1
25.1
18.3

10.0 10.0 10.0 10.0 10.0 10.0 10.0 10.0 10.0 10.0 10.0
10.1 9.6 9.7 9.7 9.5 9.4 9.4 9.4 9.5 9.5 9.7
25.1 25.1 25.1 24.9 24.9 24.8 24.9 24.9 24.9 24.9 25.0
18.3 18.4 18.3 18.3 18.4 18.3 18.5 18.5 18.5 18.5 18.4
9.8 10.2
9.5 9.5
3.0 4.0
4.8 6.0

14.8 14.9 15.1 14.9 14.4 14.5 14.0 13.5 12.6 12.7 12.7 14.1
12.9 12.7 12.9 12.8 12.9 12.7 12.6 12.7 12.4 11.9 11.8 12.6
10.2 9.6 9.6 9.5 9.3 9.3 9.6 9.6 9.9 10.0 9.9 9.7
46.8 43.1 44.2 45.7 48.6 47.7 55.0 51.1 59.5 58.5 54.8 50.2

D E T A IL E D

97

TABLES

OF 51 CITIES, 1913, 1927, AN D 1928, AND EACH M ONTH OF 1927 AN D 1928—Continued
LOS ANGELES, CALIF.
1928
Article

Unit

©> i
b 05
C—
«c
a

*0

f

&
2

10
<

>>
»
<

&
3

Cts.
41.6
34.2
32.4
24.4

Cts.
41.1
34.3
33.0
24.6

Cts.
40 9
33.7
32.3
24.1

Cts.
41.5
33.6
32.6
23.6

Cts.
41.3
33.7
32.8
23.2

Cts.
41.9
34.2
33.4
23.8

Cts.
42.6
35.1
33.9
24.7

Cts.
45.4
37.3
35.6
26.6

Cts.
45.4
38.6
36.1
27.9

a s.
.45.1
38.5
35.9
27.9

Cts.
45.5
38.3
35.5
27.8

Cts.
42.8
35.5
33.8
25.2

...d o ___ 12.6 17.2 17.6
...d o ----- 25.1 39.3 34.0
— do___ 33.7 53.3 50.4
—d o .— 35.3 66.6 64.2

18.0
34.0
49.1
63.7

16.7
36.6
47.8
62.4

15.9
40.3
48.1
63.6

16.0
41.3
49.0
64.7

16.8
46.3
51.5
69.0

16.8
45.6
52.4
70.0

19.1
50.3
53.2
72.4

20.7
44.4
53.8
71.3

20.8
42.8
51.7
69.1

21.0
38.7
50.1
67.6

18.1
41.1
50.9
67.1

Sirloin steak....... . P ound..
Round steak____ ...d o ___
Rib roast............ ...d o ___
Chuck roast....... . ...d o ___
Plate beef______
Pork chops.......
Bacon, sliced____
Ham, sliced_____

Cts.
23.5
20.8
18.3
15.7

*o

Lamb, leg of____ —d o .—
Hens................... . ...d o .—
Salmon, canned, —d o___
red.
Milk, fresh......... . Quart...

Cts.
41.3
34.1
32.5
24.0

18.8 37.3 37.4 37.4 37.9 37.6 37.6 37.5 37.5 38.2 38.1 38.0 37.6 37.7
26.6 43.8 43.1 43.4 43.5 42.3 42.6 42.1 42.0 44.7 46.4 47.1 46.8 44.0
34.1 33.9 33.6 33.8 33.7 33.7 33.6 31.6 31.1 29.9 29.9 30.2 32.4
10.0 15.0 15.0 15.0 15.0 15.0 15.0 15.0 15.0 15.0 15.0 15.0 15.0 15.0

Milk, evaporated. C a n * ...
10.0 9.9 10.0 9.8 9.7 9.7 9.6 9.9 9.9 9.9 10.0 10.0 9.9
Butter................ P ound.. 39.6 56.4 54.2 53.0 49.1 50.7 51.2 54.1 56.0 60.0 59.9 58.6 60.0 55.3
O leom argarine —d o ___
25.8 25.3 25.4 25.3 25.4 25.4 25.3 25.3 25.3 25.3 25.6 25.6 25.4
(all butter sub­
stitutes).
Cheese................ _
Lard.....................
V e g e ta b le lard
substitute.
Eggs, strictly fresh

...d o ___
...d o ___
— d o___

19.5 38.5 38.4 38.8 38.8 38.6 38.0 38.1 38.4 38.6 38.3 38.4 38.5 38.5
18.0 20.9 19.3 18.5 18.3 19.1 19.5 19.9 20.5 20.8 21.4 20.9 20.6 20.0
23.5 23.9 23.7 23.5 23.6 23.7 24.1 24.3 24.1 24.5 24.1 24.2 2.39

Dozen.

38.3 43.3 33.7 33.8 34.5 34.5 36.0 40.9 45.0 51.5 57.4

Eggs, storage....... — d o___
Bread................... Pound..
Flour................... ...d o ___
Corn meal____
— do___

41.0 28.0
6.1 8.7 8.7 "8 .7 "8.'9 ~8.~9 8.9
3.5 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.4 5.4
3.3 5.6 5.6 5.7 5.7 5.8 5.8

8.9
5.4
5.9

8.9
5.3
5.8

Rolled oats___
...d o ___
9.9 9.9 10.0 9.9 10.0 10.1 10.1 10.1
Corn flakes........... 8-oz. pkg. : : : : : 9.4 9.4 9.4 9.4 9.5 9.5 9.4 9.4
Wheat cereal __
28-oz.pkg
24.9 24.9 25.0 25.0 25.0 25.0 25.0 25.0
Macaroni.........
Pound
18.3 18.3 18.4 18.4 18.3 18.0 18.0 18.1

53.6 43.7

45.3 45.3 45.3
8.7 8.6 8.6 8.6
5.1 5.0 4.9 4.9
5.8 5.8 5.9 5.8

8.8
5.2
5.8

10.0 9.9 9.9 9.9 10.0
9.4 9.4 9.4 9.4 9.4
25.0 25.0 25.0 25.0 25.0
18.2 18.1 18.1 18.1 18.2

Rice_............ .
Beans, navy..
Potatoes........
Onions_____

7.7 10.0 9.9 10.0 10.1 10.1 10.2 10.2 10.1 10.1 9.9 10.1
— do___
10.1
9.4 10.2 11.2 11.5 12.0 12.2 12.3 12.1 11.8 11.9 12.1 12.3 11.6
...d o ___
...d o ___ ' T s 2.8 2.6 3.2 3.7 3.3 2.3 1.9 2.3 2.6 2.6 2.5 2.6 2.7
...d o„ .
5.1 5.4 6.3 6 9 5.6 4.7 4.3 4.2 4.7 4.9 5.5 6.6 5.4

Cabbage___ ____
Beans, baked____
Corn, canned____
Peas, canned.......

...d o ___
4.6 4.1 3.9 4.5 4.9 4.3 3.9
4.5 6.1 5.3 5.5 4.6
No. 2 can : : : : : 10.7 10.4 11.0 11.1 11.3 11.3 11.3 11.3 11.6 11.6 11.3 11.3 11.2
...d o ___
16.1 16.0 16.5 16.3 16.2 16.5 16.1 15.9 15.8 15.6 16.0 16.3 16.1
...d o ___
16.8 16.8 16.9 17.0 16.9 16.9 17.1 17.3 17.3 17.1 17.1 17.0 17.0

Tomatoes, canned.
Sugar, granulated.
Tea.......................
Coffee.............

No.2£ can
14.5 14.5 14.8 14.8 14.7 14.8 15.0 15.0 14.8 15.0 14.9 15.0 14.8
Pound.. ”” 5.4 6.8 6.8 6.9 7.0 7.0 7.1 7.0 6.7 6.8 6.6 6.4 6.4 6.8
...d o ___ 54.5 72.6 72.6 74.0 74.8 75.3 74.8 75.7 75.7 75.9 74.9 74.9 74.9 74.7
__do____ 36.3 52.3 52.4 53.3 53.3 53.3 54.0 53.8 53.9 54.0 53.9 54.0 54.0 53.5

Prunes______
Raisins..........
Bananas.........
Oranges.........

...d o ___
...d o ___
...d o ___
Dozen.

i 15-16 ounces.




12.4 12.1 12.1 12.6 12.6 12.4 12.7 11.9 12.5 12.8 13.0 13.5 12.6
11.5 11.9 12.2 12.2 12.3 12.4 12.3 11.5 10.6 10.2 10.2 10.5 11.5
9.2 9.6 9.2 8.8 8.9 8.8 8.2 7.4 8.9 9.5 9.3 8.8 8.9
48.8 48.4 43.6 42.9 55.0 56.0 60.0 55.5 59.1 55.4 53.0 48.5 52.2

98

RETAIL PRICES, 1890 TO 1928
T able 13.—AVERAGE R E TA IL PRICES OF SPECIFIED FOOD ARTICLES IN EACH
LOUISVILLE, KY.
1927
Article

Unit

Sirloin steak.........
Round steak........
Rib roast..............
Chuck roast_____

Cts.
22.6
19.5
18.1
15.1

Cts.
35.4
31.5
26.3
20.3

Cts,
35.0
31.9
25.9
20.2

Cts.
35.4
31.9
25.5
20.2

Cts.
35.8
32.3
26.5
20.5

Cts.
37.91
34.0
27.8
21.8

Cts.
37.8
34.2
27.6
22.1

Cts.
37.7
34.5
27.5
21.3

Cts.
37.5
33.3
27.5
21.3

Cts.
37.2
34.6
27.1
21.3

Cts.
37.5
34.1
27.1
21.7

37.2
34.1
27.5
21.6

Cts.
37.6
34.6
27.5
21.6

Cts,
36.8
33.4
27.0
21.2

Plate beef............
Pork chops...........
Bacon, sliced____
Ham, sliced_____

12.5
19.8
28.4
28.5

16.5
32.8
48.8
53.1

16.3
32.0
48.6
52.7

16.3
32.6
48.6
53.1

16.9
32.5
47.7
52.3

16.7
32.3
46.9
51.

17.5
30.9
47.7
50.0

17.3
32.1
47.3
49.2

17.7
35.6
46.9
50.4

17.3
37.1
47.7
50.0

16.7
38.2
47.5
50.4

17.8
32.7
47.7
47.7

17.7
28.1
45.8
46.5

17.1
33.1
47.6
50.6

17.8 39.7 38.3 38.8
Lamb, leg of........
Hens.....................
22.0 38.4 38.3 37.9
Salmon, canned,
32.6 31.5 31.4
red.
Milk, fresh........... Quart— 8.8 13.0 13.0 13.0

40.3 41.7 42.5 42.0 41.3 41.3 41.7 38.6 38.6 40.4
38.8 36.0 32.0 34.5 33.3 32.9 35.6 33.4 34.4 35.5
31.3 30.5 30.4 30.5 31.3 32.4 32.6 33.4 34.3 31.9
12.8 12.0 12.0 12.0 12.0 12.0 13.0 13.0 13.0 12.6

Milk, evaporated. Can 1_.
Butter.................. Pound.
O leom argarine ...d o _
_
(all butter sub­
stitutes).

11.7 11.8 11.8 11.8 11.9 11.9 11.9 12.0 12.0 11.9 11.9 11. 11.9
39.6 60.9 61.2 61.3 59.6 54.4 53.4 51.0 51.4 52.4 55.8 56.4 59. 56.5
26.9 26.9 27.7 27.5 27.2 27.5 27.4 27.4 27.4 27.1 27.3 26.6 27.2

...d o —
— do—
...d o ___

21.7 37.4 38.0 38.3 37.1 36.8 36.8 37.1 37.0 37.5 38.6 39.0 39.2 37.7
15.6 18.0 18.2 18.0 17.7 17.9 17.9 18.1 18.0 18.6 19.2 18.5 17.3 18.1
28.7 28.7 28.6 29.3 29.1 29.1 28.7 28.0 28.6 28.5 27.6 27.9 28.6

Dozen..

26.9 51.8 36.6 27.0 27.0 26.3 25.7 28.2 33.8 42.1 48.8 57.1 60.4 38.7

Cheese................ .
Lard....................
V egeta ble lard
substitute.
Eggs, strictly fresh

Eggs, storage..
..d o ___
Bread________
Pound,
Flour________
-d o — .
Corn meal---------- ...d o ___
Rolled oats...
Corn flakes...
Wheat cereal.
Marcaroni___

...d o ___
8-oz. pkg,
28-oz.pkg.
Pound

Rice..................... — do..
Beans, navy....... „ d o ..
Potatoes..... ........ —.d o­
Onions____ ____
do..
Cabbage_____
Beans, baked—
Corn, canned.......
Peas, canned. .

...d o ----No. 2 can
„ _do..
—.do..

Tomatoes, canned
Sugar, granulated.
Tea____ _____
Coffee..... ........

— do.__
Pound.
...d o _
_
— d o ....

Prunes...........
Raisins...........
Bananas.........
Oranges_____

...d o..
.„do_.
... do..
Dozen__

115-16 ounces.




5.7
3.7
2.3

41.5
9.3
6.0
3.7

9.3
6.0
3.7

9.3
5.8
3.6

9.3
5.9
3.8

9.3
5.8
4.0

9.3
6.2
4.0

9.3
6.2
4.1

9.2
6.0
4.2

9.2
6.0
4.2

9.2
5.9
4.2

9.2
6.1
4.2

9.2
6.1
4.0

9.3
6.0
4.0

8.4 8.4 8.6 8.5 8.6 8.6 8.6 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5
10.6 10.7 10.7 10.1 9.8 9.8 9.6 9.5 9.6 9.7 9.8 9.5 10.0
25.8 25.8 25.7 25.5 25.3 25.1 25.2 25.0 25.1 24.8 25.0 25.2 25.3
18.3 18.1 18.7 19.1 18.9 18.9 18.9 18.7 18.9 18.9 18.9 18.9 18.8
8.3 11.5 11.4 11.4 11.4 11.3 11.4 11.5 11.2 11.6 11.4 10.8 11.1 11.3
8.0 7.9 7.8 7.8 7.9 8.2 8.5 8.3 8.9 8.4 8.4 8.4 8.2
3.8 3.5 3.6 3.6 4.9 7.5 3.7 2.8 2.9 3.0 2.9 2.9 3.8
5.2 5.2 5.5 9.2 10.1 9.6 6.6 6.3 6.1 5.5 5.2 4.6 6.6
4.7 5.8 5.7 5.6 7.6 9.6 5.3 5.0 5.1 5.0 4.0 3.9 5.6
10.0 10.2 10.2 10.2 10.2 10.2 10.2 10.2 10.2 20.2 10.2 10.2 10.2
15.1 15.7 15.6 13.9 14.3 14.9 14.6 15.2 15.4 15.1 15.7 15.4 15.1
15.3 14.6 14.6 14.4 14.6 13.8 14.6 14.8 14.8 14.8 15.2 15.2 14.7
10.7 10.8 11.2 11.2 10.8 10.8 10.9 11.1 11.1 10.8 10.6 10.5 10.9
5.3 7.9 7.8 7.8 7.8 7.6 7.8 7.7 7.5 7.5 7.5 7.3 7.3 7.6
62.9 90.3 90.3 90.9 91.1 91.2 91.2 90.4 90.7 90.6 90.0 90.0 89.6 90.5
27.5 48.2 49.3 49.7 49.1 47.7 47.6 47.3 47.6 47.2 46.5 46.7 47.0 47.8
16.4
14.7
10.7
36.8

16.0
14.5
10.7
37.1

15.8 15.3 15.4 15.7 16.3 16.9 18.9 15.7 14.3 14.5
14.7 14.5 14.8 14.4 14.7 14. 14.9 14.5 14.0 13.7
10.5 10.3 9.3 9.9 9.8 9.5 9.9 10.2 10.8 10.0
41.3
45.5 43.8 42.3 46.2 47.3 48.6 44.6 41.7

15.9
14.5
10.1
42.9

D E T A IL E D

99

TABLES

OF 51 CITIES, 1913, 1927, AN D 1928, A N D EACH M ON TH OF 1927 AND 1928-Continued
LOUISVILLE, KY.
1928
Article

Unit

Sirloin steak____
Round steak____
Rib roast....... .
Chuck roast____

Pound.,
.- d o .— .
— do___
...d o-__

Cts.
22.6
19.5
18.1
15.1

Cts.
39.7
36.2
29.3

Cts.
39.3
36.4
29.1
23.5

Cts.
39.3
36.4
28.9
23.8

a s.
39.5
36.5
29.2
23.8

Cts.
41.5
38.0
30.4
24.6

Cts. Cts. Cts.
42.7 46.5 46.9
41.5 41.9
31.1 33.4 33.9
25.9 26.7 27.7

Cts.
46.5
42.3
33.8
27.0

Cts.
45.0
39.2
32.1
26.9

Cts.
42.9
38.3
31.8
26.7

a s.
42.9
37.5
30.
25.3

a s.
42.7
38.6
31.2
25.4

Plate b e e f-........
Pork chops.........
Bacon, sliced___
Ham, sliced____

...d o .__
„ d o ___
—do___
- d o ___

12.5
19.8
28.4
28.5

19.5
26.1
44.5
49.2

19.4
25.2
45.0
48.5

19.2
24.2
43.4
47.3

19.4
28.8
43.0
47.3

20.2
32.3
42.6
48.8

20.9
31.2
43.0
48.5

21.7
43.6
45.6
53.5

21.2
34.6
45.4
51.2

21.7
31.3
44.6
50.4

21.9
28.0
44.2
48.8

20.6
31.5
44.2
49.5

Lamb, leg of____
Hens...................
Salmon, canned,
red.
Milk, fresh_____

—do___ 17.8 36.7 36.7 36.7 41.7 42.7 40.7 36.0 38.6 38.6 37.4 38.4 37.0 38.4
—do___ 22.6 36.3 36.4 35.4 34.6 35.6 36.0 35.9 35.7 35.4 36.4 37.3 36.8 36.0
34.5 35.2 35.2 35.2 35.5 35.4 35.5 35.2 33.3 32.1 30.5 30.5 34.0
—do____

20.8
35.8
44.2
49.2

21.3
37.2
44.6
51.5

Quart—

8.8 13.0 13.0 13.0 12.0 12.0 12.0 12.0 12.0 12.8 12.8 13.0 13.0 12.6

Milk, evaporated. Can i__
B u t t e r . ............ Pound.
Oleom argarine ___do___
(all butter sub­
stitutes).

11.8 11.9 11.8 11.6 11.5 11.6 11.6 11.8 11.9 11.9 11.8 11.8 11.8
58.3 57.6 58.9 57.3 56.7 55.3 55.2 56.1 58.9 59.0 59.2 61.0 57.8
27.0 27.0 27.0 27.0 27.3 27.7 27.0 27.3 27.5 27.9 27.6 27.8 27.3

Cheese_________
Lard....................
V e g e ta b le lard
substitute.
Eggs, strictly fresh

—do___ 21.7 40.1 40.8 38.1 37.1 37.1 37.1 37.2 37.9 38.5 39.4 38.0
38.2
—do___ 15.6 16.7 15.7 15.7 16.3 16.9 17.3 17.5 18.4 19.1 18.7 18.7 17.7 17.4
27.2 28.0 26.7 26.4 26.8 26.8 27.8 27.4 27.3 27.4
26.4 27.1
—do____
Dozen__ 26.9 54.9 38.4 32.8 31.4 34.2 34.2 37.9 39.0 43.1 46.6

Eggs, storage._
.do..
Bread...... ........
PoundFlour.................... - d o ___
Corn meal_______ —do___
Rolled oats.......... _do_.
Corn flakes.......... 8-oz.pkg.
Wheat cereal....... 28-oz.pkg.
Macaroni............. Pound..
Rice__................
Beans, navy___
Potatoes............
Onions..............
Cabbage..........
Beans, baked.......
Corn, canned_
_
Peas, canned........

6.1

9.1
6.5
4.0

6.3
4.1

9.1
6.5
4.2

9.2
7.4
4.2

9.2
7.0
4.2

9.2
6.7
4.2

9.2
6.1
4.2

9.1
6.1
4.2

9.2
6.1
4.2

9.2
6.1
4.0

41.5
9.2
6.1
4.1

9.2
6.4
4.1

8.5 8.6 8.6 8.6 8.6 8.6 8.6 8.7 8.7
8.3 8.5
9.4 9.4 9.5 9.5 9.5 9.4 9.4 9.5
9.7 9.6 9.6 9.1
26.7 26.7 27.0 26.8
26.6 26.7 26.7 27.4 27.1 26.5 26.6 26.8
18.9 18.7 18.7 18.9 18.7 18.9 18.6 18.9 18.9 18.9 18.8 18.5 18.8

„ d o ___
—do___
—do___
..d o .__

8.3 10.8 10.6 10.8 11.4 11.4 11.4 11.1 11.0 10.9 11.2 10.6 10.4 11.0
8.4 9.9 10.7 11.5 12.3 12.6 12.8 13.0 13.3 12.8 12.8 12. 11.9
3.1 3.1 3.3 3.6 3.8 3.8 2.4 1.
1.7 2.2 2.1 2.1 2.7
5.6 4.6 5.1 5.7 7.1 8.0 6.4
5.7 5.7 6.4 7.8

. —do___
No.2 can
. . . do___
...d o ___

5.1 3.3 3.5 3.
4.4 4.4 4.8 5.1
4.9 5.0 5.6 7.2
10.2 10.4 10.4 10.2 10.4 10.5 10.7 10.8 11.0 10.9 11.2 11.2 10.7
15.3 15.3 15.3 15.3 15.3 15.3 15.3 15.3 15.3 15.3 15.1 15.3 15.3
15.2 15.2 15.0 15.2 15.5 15.3 15.5 15.5 15.5 15.5 15.5 15.3 15.4

Tomatoes, canned. . —do___
Sugar, granulated. Pound.
Tea..................... . — do___
Coffee................... — do___
Prunes.............
Raisins............
Bananas..........
Oranges...........

5.7
3.7
2.3

9.5 58.8 41.7

— do.___
— do___
...d o .__
Dozen—.

115-16 ounces.




10.6 10.6 10.5 10.3 10.3 10.5 10.3 10.3 10.5 10.9 11.0 11.0 10.6
5.3 7.4 7.4 7.3 7.3 7.5 7.7 7.6 7.3 7.4 7.2 7.4 7.5 7.4
62.9 92.7 92.7 90.5 89.8 89.5 89.5 89.2 89.2 92.3 91.9 93.8 93.8 91.2
27.5 49.2 49.5 50.2 49.5 49.7 49.5 49.3 50.8 51.5 50.5 51.6 51.6 50.2
14.3
13.8
10.0
39.6

14.4 14.3 14.1 14.7 15.4 15.8 16.0 16.3
14.1 14.1 13.9 14.1 14.1 14.3 14.2 14.0
10.0 9.8 10.1 10.1 9.5 9.5 8.8 9.4
42.9 45.0 52.3 57.5 54.2 53.9 56.4 57.1

15.5
13.0
10.2
54.0

16.0
12.1
10.1
45.9

15.8 15.2
11.7 13.6
10.1 9.8
36.9 49.6

100

R E TA IL PRICES, 1890 TO 1928

T able 13.—AVERAG E R E TA IL PRICES OF SPECIFIED FOOD ARTICLES IN EACH
MANCHESTER, N. H.
1927
Article

Unit

Sirloin steak2
----Round steak........
Rib roast.............
Chuck roast.........

Pound..
...d o ___
_ „ d o ___
— do___

Cts.
56.2
45.7
27.1
22.7

Cts.
55.7
46.2
27.6
23.1

Cts.
56.8
46.5
27.9
22.9

Cts.
58.8
48.3
29.2
23.7

Cts.
1.0
48.5
29.4
24.9

Cts.
59.4
47.5
28.1
24.0

Cts.
62.6
49.0
30.6
24.7

Cts.
62.4
48.6
29.7
24.9

Cts.
60.0
46.9
29.9
24.6

60.0
46.8
29.9
24.1

Cts.
59.8
46.5
30.0
25.5

Cts.
61.0
47.2
30.8
25.5

Cts.
59.2
47.3
29.2
24.2

Plate beef........... .
Pork chops..........
Bacon, sliced-----Ham, sliced........ .

16.0
— do___
— do___ ‘ 205 35.9
— do___ 23.4 41.3
...d o ----- 28.2 45.9

16.3
34.4
41.7
45.6

16.3
35.9
41.9
46.0

16.
35.9
41.9
46.6

16.7
35.8
40.8
47.3

16.8
32.0
38.1
45.7

17.4
32.4
38.9
46.6

16.9
36.9
39.0
46.3

17.5
40.8
38.7
45.1

16.8
42.3
38.9
44.1

16.9
36.6
39.0
44.0

17.1
32.3
38.9
42.7

16.8
35.9
39.9
45.5

Lamb, leg of------Hens................... .
Salmon, canned,
red.
Milk, fresh...........

— do___
— do___
— do----Quart—

Cts.
35.5
29.0
20.2
16.9

20.1 37.6 37.3 37.7 39.3 39.7 39.5 40.3 39.1 38.3 36.6 36.7 36.0 38.2
24.1 44.6 44.0 43.9 43.4 43.2 42.4 42.9 42.5 41.9 41.3 41.7 41.8 42.8
33.4 33. 33.1 32.0 31.7 31.3 31. 33.3 34.1 34.8 34.9 35.4 33.2
8.0 14.0 14.0 13.8 13.8 13.8 13.8

14.8 14.8 15.0 15.0 15.0 14.3

Milk, evaporated. Can *___
12.9 12.9 12.6 12.8 12.7 12.7 12.7 12.9 12.9 12.8 12.9 12.9 12.8
Butter.................. Pound. . 45.3 59.1 60.9 62.0 61.1 57.0 54.7 54.3 53.8 54.2 56.4 56.1 56.8 57.2
O leom argarine — do___
25.8 25.8 25.8 25.8 25.8 25.8 25.8 25.8 25.8 24.8 24.8 23.5 25.4
(all butter sub­
stitutes).
37.2 38.1 38.9 37.0
Cheese................ ...d o ___ 21.6 36.4 36.6 36.7 36.8 35.9 36.6 36.7
Lard..................... ...d o ___ 16.1 18.6 19.0 18.9 18.3 18.4 18.3 18.2 17.8 18.5 18.8 18.7 18.4 18.5
V e g e t a b le lard — do___
25.8 26.0 26.0
26.1 26.0 26.1 25.8 26.0 26.5 26.5 26.5 26.2
substitute.
Eggs, strictly fresh Dozen__ 37.6 65.1 56.7 44.4 40.5 39.5 41.5 48.2 55.0 13.2
75.7 67.3 55.5
Eggs, storage----- - —do___
Bread__________ Pound. .
F lour................. — do___
Corn meal.......... . —do___
Rolled oats...........
Corn flakes..
Wheat cereal.
Macaroni—

6.0
3.4
3.7

49.3 41.6
8.7 8.7
5.8 5.7
5.2 5.0

8.7
5.8
5.1

8.7
5.7
5.3

5.
5.1

8.7
5.8
5.4

8.7
5.9
5.3

8.7
5.8
5.2

8.7
5.8
5.4

...d o ___
9.0 9.1 9.0 9.2 9.0 9.1 9.1 9.1
■8*oz. pkg.
11.1 11.2 11.0 10.1 10.0 9.9 9.7 9.5
28-oz.pkg. : : : : : 25.5 25.8 25.8 25.6 25.5 25.4 25.8 25.6 25.
Pound.23.8 23.9 23.9 23.9 23.7 23.6 23.7 23.8

Rice.................... . —do___
8.7 10.0 10.1 10.0 10.0 10.0 10.0 10.0 10.1 10.0
Beans, navy____ — do___
9.1 9.0 9.0 9.0 8.9 9.
9.1 9.2 9.2
Potatoes............. _ „d o ___ " T e 3.6 3.4 3.1 3.0 4.0 4.
3.4 2.8 3.0
Onions................ __ do____
5.1 5.5 5.5 6.9 7.8 7.8 7.5 5.8 4.9
...d o ___
Beans, baked___ No. 2 can
Corn, canned___ — do......
Peas, canned------ — do.......

4.2 4.1 4.1 6.3
13.5 13.8 13.6 13.3
16.9 16.7 16.8 16.6
18.5 18.9 18.7 18.7

11.0
13.4
15.9
17.7

46.4 46.6 46.8
8.7 8.7 8.7
5.6 5.5 5.5
5.4 5.3 5.2

8.7
5.7
5.2

9.1 8.9 8.8 9.1
9.6 9.6 9.6 10.1
25.9 25.9 25.7 25.7
23.6 23.4 23.5 23.7
9.9
9.2
2.6
4.5

9.5
9.1
2.7
4.3

9.5
9.2
2.6
4.6

9.9
9.1
3.3
5.9

10.5 6.0 3.3 3.3 3.1 3.1 3.2 5.2
13.0 13.4 13.2 13.2 13.3 12.9 12.8 13.3
15.9 15.9 16.1 15.7 16.1 16.1 16.5 16.3
17.7 17.9 17.3 18.0 17.7 18.2 18.6 18.2

Tomatoes, canned
Sugar, granulated.
Tea......................
Coflee.........

. —do___
12.6 12.6 12.8 13.3 13.1 12.9 13.1 12.7 12.5 12.3 12.3 12.3 12.7
Pound— ~5.'4 7.8 7.7 7.6 7.5 7.5 7.6 7.6 7.3 7.5 7.5 7.3 7.3 7.5
_ „ d o ...... 46.3 62.9 63.5 63.5 63.5 63.2 64.2 63.5 63.5 64.2 64.2 65. 65.2 63.9
—_do___ 32.0 52.3 51.8 50.9 50.3 48.7 48.3 47.9 47.7 47.9 47.8 48.6 49.5 49.3

Prunes..........
Raisins.........
Bananas.......

. —do___
— do......
— do......
Dozen...

15.2 14.7 14.7 14.6 14.1 14.6 14.2 14.1 13.7 14.0 13.3 13.7 14.2
14.0 14.0 13.9 13. 13.9 13.9 14.0 14.0 13.8 13.6 13.6 13.3 13.8
9.8 9.8 9.4 9.2 9.2 9.2 9.3 9.3 9.5 9.7 9.5
9.8 9.
49.4 45. 48.9 50.2 51.6 48.8 50.9 58.5 56.5 56.1 51.7 55.7 52.0

115-16 ounces.
2 The steak for which prices are here quoted is called “ sirloin” in this city, but in most of the other cities
included in this report it would be known as “ porterhouse” steak.




101

DETAILED TABLES

OF 51 CITIES, 1913, 1927, A N D 1928, AND EACH M ON TH OF 1927 AND 1928—Continued
MANCHESTER, N. H.
1928

Article

Unit
> >»

Plate beef..........
Pork chops.........
Bacon, sliced___
Ham, sliced.........

Cts.
35.5
29.0
20.2
16.9

a s.
59.7
46.5
30.1
25.4

O s.
60.7
46.5
30.9
26.1

a s.
62.2
47.5
30.5
25.8

O s.
62.6
47.8
30.7
25.4

a s.
64.0
49.6
31.0
26.3

a s.
63.5
49.8
32.5
28.1

O s.
65.9
54.5
35.5
31.1

Cts.
63.1
53.8
34.2;
30.2

Cts.
62.4
53.2
33.8
29.5

18.2 18.6
...d o ----— do----- 20.5 28.8 27.8
— do___ 23.4 37.4 36.1
— do----- 28.2 42.2 42.2

19.0
25.9
36.2;
41.5

18.5
30.4
37.1
42.0

19.9
34.6
36.6
42.8

20.4 22.3 22.7 24.0 24.0
33.9 36.5 38.5 43.3 36.6
1 38.5 39.1 38.8
36.8
43.9 i.0 46.8 48.1 48.1

22.2
35.8
38.5
47.4

24.4
30.5
36.9
45.5

Sirloin steak2___ Pound—
Bound steak____ .—do___
Rib roast............ — do—
Chuck roast....... — do—

Lamb, leg of_....... ...d o ___
— do___
— do___

Salmon, canned,

O s.
68.7
55.3
35.4
30.2

O s.
70.4
54.9
36.2
30.8

O s.
69.9
56.6
37.1
32.4

20.1 35.7
36.8 38.6 41.3 41.7 41.3 38.9 40.4 37.8 37.3 37.7
24.1 41.8 41.9 42.2 41.8 42.1 42.1 42.8 42.6 42.9 42.8 42.1 42.3
34.9 35.0 35.0 35.0 35.3 35.1 34.9 34.0 33.0 31.4 30.2 30.2

Milk,* fresh.........

Quart—

8.0 15.0 15.0 15.0 15.0 15.0 15.0 15.0 15.0 15.0 15.0 15.0 15.0 15.0

Milk, evaporated
Butter.......... .......
O leom argarine
(all butter sub­
stitutes.

Can 1__
Pound.
—do—

12.9 12.8 12.7 12.7 12.4 12.5 12.5 12.7 12.7 12.6 12.7 12.6 12.7
40.3 59.2 57.9 59.1 58.1 58.0 56.8 56.4 57.0 59.0 59.0 59.1 60.5 58.3
24.0 24.6 25.6 24.6 24.6 24.6 27.4 28.1 28.1 28.3 27.1 28.6 26.3

Cheese____ ____ _
Lard__.................
V e g e t a b le lard
substitute.
Eggs, strictly fresh

___do___
— do__
_ „ d o __

21.6 39.2 39.2 38.9 38.4 38.3 38.5 38.6 39.4
39.1 39.1 38.8 38.9
16.1 18.1 17.7 17.4 17.4 17.8 17.9 17.8 18.4 18.4 18.5 18.3 17.8 18.0
26.3 26.3 26.5 26.3 26.4 26.2 26.2 25.6 25.9 25.8 26.2 26.5 26.2

___% storage........
Bread...................
Flour............... *
—
Corn meal............

— do_„
Pound.
— do—
—do—

47.9 45.3
8.6 8.6
5.5 5.4
5.2 5.2

Rolled oats______
Corn flakes...........
Wheat cereal........
Macaroni.........

—d o - . 8-oz. pkg.
28-oz.pkg.
Pound..

8.9 8.9 8.9 8.9 8.7 8.6 8.6
9.1 8.8 9.1 9.1
9.7 9.5 9.7 9.6 9.4 9.2 9.2 9.2 9.3 9.1 9.1 9.0 9.3
25.9 25.7 25.8 25.8 25.8 25.8 25.6 25.4 25.6 25.7 25.4 25.4 25.7
23.7 23.6 23.4 23.4 23.2 23.5 23.2, 23.5 23.1 23.2 23.2 23.2 23.4

Rice____________
Beans, navy.___
Potatoes...............
Onions................ .

__do----„ d o ___
—do___
—do-----

Dozen. _ 37.6 59.4 56.1 45.1 41.3 44.2 46.1 53.0 59.5 64.6 65.2 69.9 69.1 56.1

Cabbage..........
-d o ._ Beans, baked—
No.2 can
Corn, canned____ — do___
Peas, canned—
d o..
Tomatoes, canned
Sugar, granulated
Tea.......................
Coffee.................

„d o_
_
Pound.
—do_
_
—do_
_

Prunes.............
Raisins............
Bananas.......... .
Oranges........... .

-d o — .
—do___
—do___
Dozen-.

8.7
"1.6

9.4
9.8
2.7
5.0

8.6
5.5
5.2

8.6
5.6
5.2

8.6
6.0
5.2

8.7
6.0
5.2

8.7
6.0
5.2

9.4 9.2 9.2 9.2 9.2 9. 2!
9.5 11.0 11.9 12.2 12.6 12.9
2.8 3.4 3.2 2.7 1.8 1.8
5.0 6.0 7.1 7.4 6.1 6.0

8.7
5.7
5.3

8.7
5.4
5.3

8.7
5.1
5.3

50.0 50.2
8.7 8.7
5.0 5.0
5.3 5.2

8.7
5.5
5.2

9.0 9.1 8.9 9.0 8.9 9.1
12.9 12.9 12.4 12.2 12.5 11.9
1.9 1.9 1.7 1.6 1.7 2.3
5.7 5.8 6.7 6.7 7.0 6.2

3.3 3.4 4.9 6.1 9.8 6.0 6.4 4.6 5.0 4.2 4.4 4.
13.3 13.2 13.2 13.2 13.1 13.1 13.1 13.1 13.4 13.4 13.2 13.
16.4 16.1 16.4 16.4 16.4 16.0 16.0 16.4 16.4 16.0 16.0 16.
18.2 18.1 18.3 18.0 17.8 17.8 17.9 17.6 17.8 17.6 17.2 17.

5.2
13.2
16.2
17.8

12.1 12.3 12.3 12.1 12.1 12.1' 11.9 12.1 11.7 12.1 12.4 12.1 12.1
5.4 7.3 7.3 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.4 7.3 7.2 6.9 6.8 6.8 7.2
46.3 64.5 64.2 64.1 64.5 65.2 65.2 65.2 65.2 65.1 64.9 65.6 65.8 65.0
32.0 50.1 50.4 50.7 51.1 51.2 51.4 52.1 51.9 51.1 51.0 51.6 50.9 51.1
12.7 12.8 12.6 12.5 12.7 12.6 12.8 12.9 12.9 13.0 13.1 13.1 12.8
13.4 13.4 13.4 13.4 13.4 13.3 13.3 13.3 13.0 12.1 11.7 10.8 12.9
9.5 9.5 9.5 8.8 8.4 8.7 8.2 7.7 8.8 8.9 9.2 9.5 8.9
51.4 48.8 53.8 58.8 62.8 63.6 63.9 68.1 66.4 70.9 58.3 50.1 59.7

1 15-16 ounces.
2 The steak for which prices are here quoted is called “ sirloin” in this city, but in most of the other cities
included in this report it would be known as “ porterhouse” steak.




102

RETAIL PRICES, 1800 TO 1028

T able 13.—AVERAG E R E TA IL PRICE OF SPECIFIED FOOD ARTICLES IN EACH
MEMPHIS, TENN.
1927
Article

b r-1
O
0U
3

Unit

Sirloin steak.......
Round steak----Rib roast............
Chuck roast.......

Pound. .
..d o -----..d o ----..d o .......

Cts,
22.7
19.1
20.4
15.0

Cts.
36.0
33.8
25.3
19.4

Cts.
35.5
33.3
25.5
19.2

Cts.
35.0
32.5
26.0
19.2

Cts.
35.5
33.9
26.5
19.9

Cts.
36.4
33.8
27.5
20.0

Cts.
37.0
345
27.3
20.8

Cts.
37.3
34.4
28.0
20.3

Cts.
38.6
35.8
27.3
21.0

Cts.
39.3
36.4
28.4
22.0

Cts.
39.8
37.3
28.4
22.9

Cts.
38.9
36.4
28.8
22.3

Cts.
38.9
36.4
28.9
22.4

Cts.
37.4
34.9
27.3
20.8

Plate beef--.......
Pork chops.........
Bacon, sliced___
Ham, sliced------

.do___
-do.......
.do___
-do.......

11.8
20.3
30.3
28.7

16.5
32.8
41.5
54.0

15.8
29.5
41.3
54.5

15.5
31.3
41.0
54.0

16.3
31.9
40.8
55.0

16.7
31.1
42.0
55.5

16.2
30.0
40.5
54.1

16.1
29.1
40.3
540

17.2
32.4
39.8
53.5

17.6
34 9
41.2
52.8

18.9
37.4
38.9
52.4

18.8
30.7
39.2
51.4

19.2
29.1
38.9
50.6

17..1
31.7
40.5
53.5

Lamb, leg of........ .do....... 20.6 38.0 37.0 37.6 40.0 41.2 41.2 38.7 37.9 38.0 36.2 35.7 35.2 38.1
Hens................... —do....... 19.8 32.1 32.8 33.5 33.0 31.6 30.6 28.4 29.8 30.0 31.9 30.5 30.9 31.3
Salmon, canned, - d o ......
35.0 33.3 32.8 33.1 33.4 33.1 33.6 31.6 33.8 31.9 30.4 30.4 32.7
Milk,* fresh.........

Quart—

10.0 15.0 15.0 15.0 15.0 15.0 15.0 15.0 15.0 15.0 15.0 15.0 15.0 15.0

11.2 11.0 11.0 11.2 11.3 11.3 11.6 11.8 11.6 11.6 11.6 11. ( 11.4
Milk, evaporated. C an1- - .
Butter................. Pound.. 39.4 56.9 57.1 57.5 56.7 52.5 51.2 50.9 51.2 52.4 548 55.6 57.3 545
27.9 27.8 27.0 25.6 25.1 25.1 245 25.7 25.6 25.6 25.1 25.3 25.9
Oleom argarine — do.......
(all butter sub­
stitutes).
Cheese............... . — do___
Lard__............... — do___
Vegetable lard —do___
substitute.
Eggs, strictly fresh Dozen..

32.8 33.4 33.8 34.3 36.8 38.4 37.3 38.4 35.3
21.0 36.0 35.2 34.1
15.7 17.0 16.5 16.1 15.9 16.2 16.0 16.1 16.5 16.9 16.7 16.4 16.2 It. 4
19.7 19.6 19.9 19.7 19.3 20.0 20.2 21.8 21.8 21.6 21.8 22.8 20. 7
28.5 48.5 37.7 28.4 28.9 29.4 29.9 32.1 35.5 39.2 43.7 48.8 51.4 37.8

Eggs, storage____
Bread..............
Flour...............
Corn meal.......

— do___
Pound—
—.do___
...do_.

39.5
9.5
6.1
3.4

Rolled oats—
Corn flakes...
Wheat cereal.
Macaroni.......

.. . do_.
8-oz. pkg
28-oz.pkg
Pound

9.1 9.0 9.1 9.0 9.1 9.1 9.1 9.0 9.0 9.0 9.0 9.0 9.0
10.8 10.8 10.7 10.3 10.0 9.8 9.8 9.9 9.8 9.8 9.8 9.8 10.1
25.2 25.2 25.2 25.2 25.7 25.7 26.0 26.0 25.8 25.8 25.8 25.7 25.6
18.9 18.9 18.7 18.9 19.3 19.4 19.4 19.4 19.4 19.2
19.3 19.7

Rice...............
Beans, navy—
Potatoes.........
Onions...........

— do__
7.8
...d o —
— do....... T §
. . . do.

— do— Cabbage........
No.2 can
Beans, baked.
Com, canned.......
doPeas, canned .
. ..d o -

9.2
9.0
4.6
5.3

9.5
6.0
3.6

9.0
9.3
4.3
5.3

9.5
6.1
3.5

8.8
8.9
42
6.1

9.5
5.9
3.6

8.4
8.7
45
7.1

9.5
5.9
3.7

8.9
8.3
5.3
7.5

9.5
5.9
3.8

9.0
8*9
6.6
6.5

9.5
6.0
3.9

8.3
9.1
5.0
6.3

9.5
6.1
4.1

8.8
8.9
49
5.8

9.5
6.1
41

8.9
9.3
3.8
5.1

39.0 38.5 38.3.
9.5 9.5 9.5 9.5
6.1 6.0 6.0 6.0
3.8 3.7 3.6 3.7

8.7
9.3
3.3
4.8

8.6
9.5
3.2
46

8.3
9.4
3.2
4.7

8.7
9.1
44
5.8

4.7 3.8 3.8 4.3 6.8 7.8 4.8 4.7 4.1 3.7 3.4 3.4 4.6
11.5 11.4 11. 11.2 11.3 11.3 11.3 11.2 11.0 11.0 11.0 11.0 11.2
15.5 15.0 14.5 14 0 13.8 14.3 14.6 14.8 14.7 14.6 14.7 14.6 14.6
16.0 15. 15.2 14.8 14.8 15.1 15.3 15.8 15.8 15.6 15.0 15.0 15.3

—do..„.
Pound.
— do—
.
— do—

9.9 9.9 9.9 10.1 9.9
10.2 10.0 9.7 10.0 9.9 9.8 9.8
5.5 7.3 7.2 7.2 7.2 7.2 7.2 7.3 7.1 7.1 6.9 7.1 6.9 7.1
63.8 99.5 99.4 99.4 99.4 99.4 99.5 98.8 98.6 98.4 98.4 98.4 98.4 99.0
27.5 49.5 48.8 48.1 47.7 47.8 47.6 47.3 47.6 47.3 47.3 47.6 47.6 47.9

Prunes................. .—do—
...do—
Raisins..........
.do.
Bananas.........
Dozen.
Oranges.........

15.5 15.4 15.0 14.4 14.0 140 13.8 14. 14.6 14.0 13.9 14.1 14 5
14.6 14.7 14.6 14. 14.5 14.5 14 6 14 7 14.7 14.7 14.6 14.2 14 6
8.4 8.6 8.3 8.5 8.4 8.6 9.0 9.0 8.5
8.1 8.7 8.1 8.
33.4 35.3 34 8 39.4 47.5 42.2 39.1 49.2 47.6 45.4 42.9 42.0 41.6

Tomatoes, canned
Sugar, granulated.
Tea................
Coffee............

115-16 ounces.




103

DETAILED TABLES

OF 51 CITIES, 1913, 1927, AN D 1928, AN D EACH M ON TH OF 1927 A N D 1928—Continued
M EMPHIS, TENN.

43.7
40.4
30.8
25.6
20.2 19.7
30.7 30.0
36.5•36.9
47.7 49.4

Dec. 1
5
47.6
43.8
35.1
28.6
21.8
28.4
35.8
52.1

15.0
11.4
56.6
24.4

44.7
40.9
31.9
26.2
20.7
30.1
36.7
50.4
37.0 36.0 36.7 37.1
32.8 33.7 33.2 31.4
33.4 33.4 32.9 33.2
15.0 15.0 15.0 15.0
11.6 11.5 11.5 11.5
56.3 57.7 58.5 56.4
24.4 24.4 24.4 24.4

36.4
17.1
21.0
41.4

36.2
17.3
21.0
43.8

35.8
16.4
21.7
47.1

36.1
16.2
21.7
51.8

37.2 38.1 38.5 37.5
31.5 31.3 30.6 29.4
33.1 33.4 33.1 33.4
15.0 15.0 15.0 15.0
11.4 11.5 11.6 11.6
56.8 55.1 53.6 54.7
24.4 24.5 24.4 24.4

38.0
29.9
33.4
15.0
11.4
54.8
24.4

Cheese............... ...do___ 21.0 38.3 37.9 33.9 34.1 34.5 35.2 36.4
Lard................. ...do___ 15.7 15.4 14.7 14.3 14.5 15.5 16.2 16.5
Vegetable lard ...do___
21.8 22.0 22.5 21.8 21.7 21.5 21.1
substitute.
Eggs, strictly fresh Dozen_ 28.5 49.6 35.0 33.3 32.1 33.4 34.7 38.0
Eggs, storage..— —do___
42.8
Bread................ Pound.. ' T o 9.4 "9.4 "9.5 "9.5 "~9.5 'T f i "9.1
Flour................ ...do___ 3.5 5.9 6.0 6.0 6.2 6.4 6.5 6.4
Corn meal.......... ...do___ 2.2 3.6 3.5 3.7 3.9 3.9 4.0 3.9

35.8
16.9
20.9
39.8

22.7
19.1
20.4
15.0

40.0
35.7
28.8
23.1

11.8
20.3
30.3
28.7

19.8
25.9
36.3
48.2

20.6 36.3
19.8 30.9
32.9

10.0
Milk, evaporated. Can i__.
Butter............... Pound._"39.1
Oleomargarine ...do___
(all butter sub­
stitutes).

Boiled oats......... —do___
Corn flakes......... 8-oz.pkg.
Wheat cereal___ 28-oz.pkgJ
Macaroni........... Pound._ .......
Rice........... ...... ...do___ 7.8
Beans, navy....... ...do___
Potatoes........... . —do___ L8
Onions________ __do___
Cabbage............ —do___
Beans, baked...... No. 2can
1
.......
Corn, canned...... ...do___1
!.......
Peas, canned...... ...do___1
Tomatoes, canned ...do___
Sugar, granulated. Pound.. "5.5
Tea................... ...do..... 63.8
Coffee............... —do..... 27.5
Prunes. ............. —do.....
Raisins.............. —do.....
Bananas............ —do..... i
CIIII
Oranges............ Dozen
!
1




N 1
ov. 5
48.7
45.9
35.1
28.9
22.4
32.9
36.4
52.5

49.0
44.8
34.7
29.0
22.7
38.2
37.7
53.5
38.0
31.3
33.4

115-10 ounces.

Sg
>*
*

49.4
46.3
34.9
28.9
22.4
34.4
37.6
53.2

48.1
44.2
33.7
29.1

Pound..
...do___
...do.....
...do.....
Plate beef_......... ...do___
Pork chops......... ...do.....
Bacon, sliced...... ...do.....
Ham, sliced........ —do___
Lamb, leg of....... ...do___
Hens................. ...do___
Salmon, canned, ...do___
red.
Milk, fresh......... Quart—

60iH

Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts.

46.4
43.2
32.5
27.7
21.2
32.6
37.2
52.1

Sirloin steak.......
Round steak.......
Rib roast...........
Chuck roast.......

O 1
ct. 5

Sept. 1
5

Aug. 1
5

J ly 1
u 5

Ju e 1
n 5

M 1
ay 5

Apr. 1
5

>>*

<

M 1
ar. 5

Unit

Feb. 1
5

Article

Jan 1
. 5

1928
b
fir-l
0u
3

15.0
11.7
57.7
24.3

9.0
9.8
25.6
19.7
8.6
9.6
3.3
5.3
3.9
11.0
14.6
15.7
9.7
6.9
97.2
48.9
14.3
14.1
9.1
43.6

39.8 40.5
35.8 36.2
28.8I 28.8
22.7I 23.1
18.4 18.3
24.1i 23.4
36.1136.4
48.6|47.1
35.6! 36.1
31.0; 30.6
32.6, 33.1
15.0 15.0
11.7 11.6
56.5157.9
24.3 24.3

9.0
9.8
25.6
19.5
8.5
10.2
3.3
5.2
3.8
11.0
14.8
16.1
9.7
7.0
97.9
48.7
13.5
14.4
9.1
47.2

9.0
9.8
25.6
19.7
8.9
10.6
3.9
5.8
4.3
11.1
14.6
16.2
9.7
7.0
97.9
48.4
13.7
14.5
8.9
49.2

41.5
37.2
29.8
23.8
19.3
25.2
36.1
47.1

9.1
9.7
25.9
19.5
8.4
11.1
3.9
7.2
5.7
11.1
14.9
16.3
9.6
7.1
98.5
48.1
14.1
14.8
8.4
56.5

41.8
37.5
29.8
24.2

9.1
9.6
25.8
19.7
8.4
12.1
3.9
6.8
6.9
10.8
14.9
16.1
9.9
7.2
99.1
49.1
14.7
14.6
8.1
58.1

8.9
9.7
25.8
19.6
8.5
12.7
3.3
5.4
3.9
10.8
14.9
15.7
9.6
7.3
99.1
48.5
14.2
14.5
8.1
61.0

8.8
9.8
25.8
19.5
8.4
12.5
2.7
4.9
3.6
10.8
14.9
16.1
9.8
7.2
99.1
48.9
14.3
14.7
7.7
56.6

21.8
34.8
37.0
52.7

35.9
15.9
21.6
40.0

39.8 40.0 40.5
~9.5” 9.5 9.5 9.5 9.4 "9.5
6.1 6.0 6.0 6.0 6.0 6.1
3.8 3.8 3.9 3.8 3.9 3.8
8.7 8.8 9.0 8.9 8.9 8.9
9.8 9.8 9.8 9.8 9.8 9.8
25.8 25.8 25.8 25.5 25.8 25.7
19.5 19.7 19.5 19.5 19.5 19.6
8.0 7.9 8.2 8.3 8.2 8.4
12.6 12.5 12.1 12.4 13.0 11.8
2.7 2.9 2.9 3.0 3.0 3.2
4.6 5.0 5.7 6.3 6.9 5.8
3.6 3.6 3.8 3.8 4.3 4.3
11.0 11.2 11.4 11.3 11.3 11.1
14.2 14.4 14.5 14.4 14.6 14.6
15.5 15.3 15.1 15.0 15.0 15.7
9.7 9.8 9.9 9.9 9.9 9.8
7.0 7.1 7.0 6.8 6.8 7.0
97.6 97.6 96.9 97.6 96.6 97.9
49.9 49.8 49.6 48.9 48.9 49.0
13.5 12.9 13.4 14.1 14.0 13.9
14.6 14.5 13.7 13.2 12.5 14.2
7.1 8.7 9.1 8.7 9.4 8.5
61.2 61.7 56.0 40.5 35.4 52.3

104

RETAIL PRICES, 1890 TO 1928

T able 12.—AVERAGE R E TA IL PRICES OF SPECIFIED FOOD ARTICLES IN EACH
MILWAUKEE. WIS.
1927
Article

Unit

Sirloin steak......... Pound. .
do___
Round steak-----Rib roast............. „ d o _ . .
Chuck roast......... ..d o —

Cts.
22.4
20.6
18.4
16.1

Cts.
37.6
33.6
28.4
24.8

Cts.
37.4
33.4
28.2
24.3

Cts.
37.4
33.4
28.3
24.0

Cts.
37.9
34.0
28.5
24.5

Cts.
38.0
34.2
28.3
24.6

Cts.
1.2
35.0
28.5
24.4

Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts.
40.5 41.3 41.4 41.6 41.1 40.8
i.8 36.7 36.3 35.9 36.0
36.1
29.2 i.4 29.1 29.4 29.5 29.4
25.3 25.7 25.8 26.2
26.3

__do—
__do----__do___
„ d o ___

11.6
19.0
27.5
27.8

14.7
33.7
48.6
52.8

14.7
32.8
48.0
51.8

14.7
34.2
47.8
51.4

14.6
34.2
47.7
52.3

14.6
33.3
46.7
51.3

14.5
30.2
45.9
50.5

14.8
33.0
46.3
49.9

Plate beef............
Pork chops..........
Bacon, sliced.......
Ham, sliced.........

15.2
36.7
46.3
49.0

15.3
41.3
45.9
47.5

15.8
41.0
46.8
47.4

16.0
33.1
46.8
47.6

16.3
28.4
46.1
46.8

Cts.
39.5
35.1
28.9
25.2
15.1
34.3
46.9
49.9

Lamb, leg of........ - d o . . .
Hens.................... . . . d o ...
Salmon, canned,
d o ...
red.
Milk, fresh.......... Quart—

19.7 37.7 37.9 39.0 41.8 42.7 42.8 41.8
38.2 37.7 37.2 37.0 39.5
19.8 35.4 35.7 37.0 38.4 35.7 30.8 31.3 31.7 31.0 30.1 29.9 31.2 33.2
34.0 33.4 33.4 33.3 33.3 33.0 32.6 32.8 33.2 33.8 33.8 34.2 33.4

Milk, evaporated. Can i_.
Butter................. Pound.
O leom argarin e „ do__.
(all butter sub­
stitutes).

11.1 11.0 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.2 11.2 11.2 11.3 11.3 11.3 11.3 11.2
35.9 56.1 57.5 57.5 57.1 49.5 47.9 48.0 48.4 52.5 53.8 54.2 58.6 53.4
27.1 26.7 26.4 26.3 26.4 26.4 26.4 26.3 26.4 27.1 27.1 27.1 26.6

7.0 11.0 11.0 11.0 11.0 11.0 11.0 11.0 11.0 11.0 11.0 11.0 11.0 11.0

Cheese.............. . . . . d o . . . . 21.8 36.0 36.1 35.7
Lard__................. — do___ 15.6 19.7 19.1 18.9
26.8 26.7 26.7
V e g e ta b le lard — d o ....
substitute.
Eggs, strictly fresh Dozen... 29.3 51.8 40.2 29.5
Eggs, storage------ - d o . —
Bread................... Pound..
Flour.................... „ d o ___
Corn meal............ — do___
Rolled oats_____
Corn flakes...........
Wheat cereal..
Macaroni........

... do.
8-oz. pkg.
28-oz.pkg.
Pound..

42.2 34.3
5.6 9.0 9.0
3.1 5.1 5.2
3.3 5.5 5.5

9.0
4.9
5.6

35.3 34.8 35.0 34.9 35.5 35.9 37.2 37.1 38.0 36.0
19.0 19.0 19.0 19.0 19.1 19.3 19.7 19.5 19.6 19.2
26.7
26.5 26.5 26.7 26.6 26.7 26.7 26.5 26.7
28.9 28.5 27.3 30.2 36.6 43.1 51.4 61.8 61.5 40.9
9.0
4.9
5.6

9.0
4.9
5.7

9.0
5.1
5.7

9.0
5.1
5.7

9.0
5.1
5.7

9.1
5.0
5.6

37.0 39.1 39.0
9.1 9.1 9.1
4.9 4.8 4.7
5.6 5.6 5.7

9.0
5.0
5.6

8.4 8.4 8.4 8.4 8.4 8.4 8.4 8.3 8.4 8.4 8.4 8.4 8.4
10.3 10.3 10.1 9.8 9.5 9.3 9.4 9.1 9.2 9.2 9.3 9.3 9.6
24.5 24.4 24.4 24.4 24.4 24.6 24.3 24.7 24.7 24.7 24.6 24.7 24.5
17.3 17.3 17.5 17.5 17.7 17.7 17.9 17.6 17.4 17.5 17.4 17.8 17.6

Rice............... .
Beans, navy...
Potatoes.........
Onions...........

„ d o .—
9.0 10.8 10.6 10.5 10.3 10.4 10.5 10.7 10.5 10.6 10.4 10.4 10.3 10.5
__do----- ....... 8.5 8.4 8.0 8.1 8.0 8.3 8.3 8.5 8.6 8.7 8.6 8.7 8.4
__do----- 1.4 3.5 3.1 2.7 2.6 3.8 5.5 3.6 3.1 2.8 2.6 2.5 2.5 3.2
„d o- —
5.0 5.1 5.3 7.5 9.5 9.5 8.5 6.4 5.2 4.5 4.3 4.5 6.3

Cabbage..........
Beans, baked..
Corn, canned..
Peas, canned..

—do___
No. 2 can
...d o — .
...d o ___

Tomatoes, canned
Sugar, granulated.
Tea__.................
Coffee.................

.—do___
13.6 13.5 13.6 13.4 13.4 13.2 13.3 13.5 13.3 13.3 13.2 13.4 13.4
Pound
5.4 7.
7.2 7.2 7.0 7.
7.1 7.
7.0 6.9 6.9 6.8 6.8 7.0
...d o — . 50.0 71. 71.1 71.2 70.7 70.7 70.8 70.6 71. 71.3 70. 70.0 70.3 70.8
...d o ___ 27.5 45. 45.0 43.3 42.5 42. 42.5 42.4 42. 41.9 42.7 42.7 43.0 43.0

Prunes.............
Raisins............
Bananas..........
Oranges...........

do-_
... do__
do----Dozen__

115-16 ounces.




5.1 4.9 5.0 4.9 9.4 10.9 5.8 3.6 3.4 3.0 2.8
5.2
11.2 11.0 11.1 11.1 11.0 11.0 11.0 10. 10.8 10.9 11.2 10.9 11.0
15.6 15.3 15.5 15.1 15.3 15.4 15.2 15.2 15.5 15.6 15.8 15.9 15.5
15.8 15.7 15.5 15.6 15.2 15.2 15.1 15.1 15.2 15.5 15.2 15.7 15.4

15.
14.
9.
46.

15.6 15.6 15.4 14. 15.4 15.4 15.5 14.6 14.3
14.8 14.6 14.6 14. 14.6 14. 14.6 14.4 14.5
9.8 9.6 9.2 9.
9.4 9.3 9.3 9.3 9.5
46.9 47.91 47.3 50.2 48.7 49.0 50.8 52.0 53.7

14.1
13.9
10.0
53.2

14.0 15.0
13.9 14.5
10.1 9.6
52.6 49.9

D E T A IL E D

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TABLES

OF 51 CITIES, 1913, 1927, A N D 1928, AN D EACH M O N TH OF 1927 A N D 1928—Continued
MILWAUKEE, WIS.
1928
Article

Unit

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Sirloin steak....... Pound.
Round steak____ „ d o —
Rib roast............. — do—
_
Chuck roast------- ..d o _

a s,
22.4
20.6
18.4
16.1

Os.
40.8
36.1
30.6
26.7

O s.
40.8
36.5
31.1
27.1

Cts.
40.5
36.2
30.9
27.1

Cts.
41.0
37.1
31.0
27.5

a s.
42.4
37.8
31.4
28.0

Cts.
44.0
39.6
32.9
28.6

Cts.
45.7
41.5
33.7
29.9

Cts.
49.0
44.2
34.7
31.1

Cts.
49.7
44.6
35.0
32.6

Cts.
47.5
42.4
34.5
32.5

a s.
44.9
40.4
33.
31.3

as
44.4
40.0
32.4
29.8

Cts.
44.2
39.7
32.7
29.4

Plate b e e f........... — do—
_do_
_
Pork chops....... .
Bacon, sliced____ ___do—
do_
_
Ham, sliced_____

11.6
19.0
27.5
27.8

16.3
27.9
45.9
47.0

16.9
26.5
43.8
46.3

17.3
26.5
42.3
46.0

17.5i
29.9!
41.9!
46.0

17.9
34.0
42.3
45.9

18.2
33.7
43.2
46.4

18.7
37.3
44.5
48.4

20.0
39.7
45.7
49.9

20.9
45.5
46.8
51.3

21.2
34.8
46.2
51.2

20.4
33.8
44.8
50.8

19.7
28.4
43.
48.1

18.8
33.2
44.3
48.1

Lamb, leg of........
Hens.............. ......
Salmon, canned,
red.
Milk, fresh______

.„ d o —
„d o—
—do_
_

19.7 37.3 37.5 38.0 41.0 43.3 44.0 41.8 41.2 41.0
38.5 38.1 40.1
19.8 32.8 35.1 35.4 36.9 36.3 32.2 32.3 33.3 36.0 34.9 34.0 34.0 34.4
35.3 34.9 34.8 34.4 34.1 34.0 33.4 33.4 32.8 32.7 33.0 32.3 33.8

Quart—

7.0 11.0 11.0 11.0 11.0 11.0 11.0 11.0 11.0 11.0 11.0 11.0 11.0 11.0

Milk, evaporated . C an i—
Butter__________ Pound.
Oleom argarine — do—
(all butter sub­
stitutes).

11.4 11.3 11.0 10.9 10.7 10.7 10.8 10.8 11.1 11.2 11.1 11.1 11.0
35.9 55.1 53.5 56.0 51.5 51.9 50.8 51.7 52.9 55.8 54.5 56.6 57.9 54.0
27.0 26.7 26.6 26.3 26.3 26.3 26.2 26.0 26.5 26.7 26.7 26.7 26.5

Cheese_____ ____
Lard---------- -----V e g e ta b le lard
substitute.
Eggs, strictly fresh

...d o ___
— do___
— do___

21.8 37.3 38.1 37.5
37.0 37.0 37.0 37.1 37.6 38.1 37.6 37.7 37.4
15.6 19.2 18.7 18.0 18.1 18.3 18.3 18.3 18.7 19.6 19.6 19.3 19.0 18.8
26.4 26.4 26.4 26.4 26.4 26.5 26.5 26.4 26.4 26.4
26.3 26.4

Eggs, storage...
Bread________
Flour..... .........
Corn meal—. .......

—do_
_
Pound.
__do—
—do—

Rolled oats...
Corn flakes.. .
Wheat cereal.
Macaroni____

...d o ___
8-oz. pkg.
28-oz.pkg.
Pound..

D ozen.. 29.3 52.0 38.0 32.9 31.9 34.5 33.9

R ic e ______________ — do.
Beans, navy_____ — do.
Potatoes...............
do_
do_
Onions..................

5.6
3.1
3.3

32.5
8.8 8.8
4.8 4.8
5.9 5.9

8.8
4.8
5.8

8.7
4.8
5.8

8.7
5.0
5.8

8.7
5.1
5.7

38.9 43.7 46.8 56.6 54.3 41.7
8.8
5.0
5.7

8.7
4.8
5.7

8.7
4.
5.8

39.1
8.7
4.5
5.9

8.7
4.4
5.8

39.6
8.7
4.4
5.9

8.7
4.8
5.8

8.3 8.3 8.2 8.2 8.2 8.4 8.4 8.4 8.3 8.2 8.1 8.2 8.3
9.3 9.4 9.5 9.3 9.3 9.3 9.2 9.2 9.3 9.3 9.2 9.2 9.3
24.7 24.5 24.5 24.6 24.7 24.6 24.6 24.6 24.7 24.6 24.6 24.6 24.6
18.0 17.7 17.7 17.6 17.6 17.5 17.5 17.7 17.9 17.8 17.7 17.7 17.7
9.0 10.4 10.6 10.2 10.0 10.2 10.2 10.0 10.1 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.2 10.2
8.9 10.1 11.1 11.9 12.2 12.9 13.1 13.2 13.5 13.0 12.9 13.3 12.2
1.7 1.7 1.5 1.6 2.2
2.4 2.5 2.9 2.9 2.7 2.6 2.1 1
.
4.6 4.7 5.6 7.8 7.7 5.8 5.6 5.1 5.3 5.0 5.6 7.1 5.8

"1.4

Cabbage...... ........
Beans, baked.......
Corn, canned_
_
Peas, canned____

— do—
No. 2 can
— do___
— do___

Tomatoes, canned
Sugar, granulated
Tea___....... .........
Coffee....... ...........

13.4 13.0 13.1 13.3 13.1 12.9 13.1 13.0 13.0 13.2 13.2 13.6 13.2
..d o ___
Pound.. 5.4 6.8 6.8 6.8 6.9 6.9 7.0 7.1 7.0 6.8 6.7 6.5 6.5 6.8
..d o ___ 50,0 71.7 72.1 70.6 70.8 70.2 69.8 68.4 68.4 68.8 68.8 68.8 69.3 69.8
...d o ___ 27.5 43.4 44.0 43.8 44.1 44.5 45.0 45.0 45.0 45.3 46.0 45.0 45.4 44.7

Prunes................. ...d o ___
Raisins.................
do___
Bananas............... — do___
Oranges. .............. Dozen. _
115-16 ounces.




3.6 4.6 5.1 6.8 8.7 5.8 4.5 3.3 3.2 3.0 3.1 4.2 4.7
11.0 11.0 11.3 11.1 11.1 11.4 11.4 11.4 11.5 11.5 11.6 11.6 11.3
15.9 16.1 15.8 15.8 15.7 16.2 15.9 16.0 16.2 16.2 16.2 16.2 16.0
16.0 16.1 15.6 15.6 15.8 15.9 16.0 16.0 15.9 15.7 15.9 15.7 15.9

13.2 13.4 13.8 13.7 13.8 13.9 13.9 13.6 13.8 14.2 13.7 14.2 13.8
14.1 14.0 13.6 13.7 13.8 13.8 14.1 13.9 13.2 13.2 12.6 12.5 13.5
9.8 9.7 9.5 9.0 8.8 9.0 8.8 8.5 9.2 9.4 9.7 9.9 9.3
53.2 52.3 53.0 53.7 59.3 61.7 63.1 64.1 66.3 65.5 64.3 55.5 59.3

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RETAIL PRICES, 1890 TO 1928

T a b ie 19.—AVERAG E R E TA IL PRICES OF SPECIFIED FOOD A R TIC LE S IN EACH
MINNEAPOLIS, MINN.
1927
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Unit

Sirloin steak____
Round steak........
Rib roast.............
Chuck roast.........

Pound..
—do___
—do___
—do___

Cts.
21.9
19.8
18.9
15.8

Cts.
33.1
29.9
26.5
22.4

Cts.
34.5
31.2
27.8
23.0

Cts.
35.1
31.5
28.2
23.8

Cts.
35.8
32.2
29.2
23.9

Cts.
36.6
32.3
29.2
24.2

Cts.
36.1
31.8
28.6
23.2

Cts.
35.8
31.7
27.3
23.7

Cts.
35.2
31.2
27.8
23.0

Cts.
34.8
31.2
28.0
23.3

Cts.
34.3
30.8
27.5
22.7

Plate beef__........
Pork chops..........
Bacon, sliced.......
Ham, sliced_____

__do___.
—do___
„ d o ___
„ d o ___

12.8 12.6 13.0 13.5
18.5 33.1 33.0 33.3 33.8
26.4 47.4 47.4 47.5 47.7
29.4 52.9 53.2 52.9 54.2

13.9
33.5
47.7
55.4

14.2
31.5
47.3
53.8

13.9
32.2
47.1
53.5

13.6
34.0
46.3
53.1

13.6
37.2
46.5
51.2

14.0
39.4
47.2
50.8

14.3
34.4
46.4
50.8

15.0
30.2
46.7
48.5

13.7
33.8
47.1
52.5

31.9
28.9
26.6
20.6

Cts.
31.1
29.0
25.9
20.3

Cts.
31.4
28.9
25.1
20.4

Lamb, leg of_....... —do___
Hens.................... —do___
Salmon, canned,
,do_.
red................... .
Milk, fresh......... . Quart. .

15.4 34.4 34.1 34.7 36.7 36.4 37.4 36.5 35.9 34.3 34.1 33.6 33.7 35.2
33.4 32.9
18.6 35.1 35.4 35.1 35.5 35.1 31.1 31.8 30.7 30.3 30.8

Milk, evaporated. Can1
__
Butter..... ............ Pound.
O leom argarine —do_
_
(all butter sub­
stitutes).

11.5 11. 11.6 11.6 11. 11.6 11.7 11.7 11.7 11.8 11.6 11.8 11.7
35.6 54.6 55.9 56.0 56.0 48.7 47.9 46.9 47.3 50.4 52.8 53.9 57.1 52.3
25.5 25.3 25.5 25.3 25.5 25.4 25.0 25.2 25.4 25.7 25.6 25.6 25.4

Cheese. ...............
Lard................... .
V e g e ta b le lard
substitute.
Eggs,strictly fresh

-d o —
—do—
—do___

20.6 36.1 36.0 35.8 36.0 35.6 35.2 35.9 35.9 36.3 36.7 36.5 37.5 36.1
15.4 18.4 18.0 18.3 17.9 17.9 17.9 18.1 18.1 18.3 18.3 18.5 18.5 18.2
27.1 27.1 27.1 27.2 26.7 26.7 27.1 26.6 27.0 27.0 27.0 27.1 27.0

Eggs, storage_
_
Bread................
Flour_________ _
Corn meal............

—do___
Pound.
—do___
—do___

34.8 34.3 34.3 34.0 34.0 35.0 35.0 36.0 36.6 36.6 36.0 36.1 35.2
7.4 11.0 11.0 11.0 11.0 11.0 11.0 11.0 11.0 11.0 12.0 12.0 12.0 11.3

Dozen— 28.3 50.3 40.0 30.8 30.3 29.2
40.0
8.9
5.3
5.2

. —do___
Cabbage..........
No. 2 can
Beans, baked..
Corn, canned....... —_do___
Peas, canned..
do_
_
Tomatoes, canned —_do__.
Sugar, granulated. Pound.
do__.
T e a ......................
Coffee................... —do__.
Prunes...........
Raisins...........
Bananas_____
Oranges........
1 15-16 ounces.




—do___
—do___
...do__
Dozen.

9.0
5.2
5.3

9.0
5.1
5.5

9.0
5.1
5.4

9.0
5.2
5.4

9.0
5.2
5.4

8.9
5.2
5.4

8.9
5.1
5.4

35.0 37.5 40.0
8.9 8.7 8.7
5.2 5.1 5.1
5.4 5.3 5.4

8.9
5.2
5.4

8.3 8.2 8.1 8.3 8.2 8.1 8.1 7.9 7.9 8.1 8.1 8.1 8.1
10.8 10.7 10.8 9.9 10.0 10.6 10.4 10.1 10.0 9.8 9.8 9.8 10.2
25.3 25.5 25.6 25.6 25.6 25.6 25.6 25.6 25.7 25.6 25.5 25.6 25.6
19.1 18.8 18.9 18.9 18.8 19.1 18.9 18.9 19.1 18.8 18.8 18.8 18.9

Rolled oats........... —do_
_
Corn flakes____
8-oz. pkg
Wheat cereal____ 28-oz. pkg
Pound
Macaroni........
Rice.................... — do­
Beans, navy.......
do.
Potatoes.............. — do_
do_
Onions................

9.0
5.2
5.4

37.9 44.8 50.6 53.9 38.1

29.5

8.9 10.7 10.9 10.4 10.9 10.7 10.5 10.5 10.5 10.5 10.5 10.3 10.2 10.6
9.6 9.5 9.4 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.3 9.5 9.8 9.8 9.9 9.9 9.5
3.3 3.2 3.0 3.0 3.8 5.5 4.0 2.2 1.8 1.9 1.9 2.2 3.0
5.4 5.6 5.7 7.6 9.2 9.1 9.6 6.6 5.4 4.7 4.5 4.3 6.5

"1.2

4.0 4.2 4.6 5.0 9.4 11.4 5.0 2.8 3.2 2.9 2.8 2.9 4.9
12.2 12.4 12.1 12.3 12.3 11.8 12.2 12.1 12.0 12.4 12.4 11.8 12.2
14.2 14.2 14.2 14.5 13.8 13.6 13.5 13.2 13.5 14.1 14.0 14.2 13.9
14.4 14.3 14.3 14.6 13.9 13.8 14.1 14.1 14.2 14.5 14.4 14. 14.3
13.8 13.6 13.8 13.8 13.3 13.3 13.4 13.4 13.3 13.2 13.5 13.3 13.5
5.5 7.5 7.6 7.5 7.5 7.5 7.6 7.6 7.5 7.3 7.3 7.3 7.3 7.5
45.0 61.7 61.4 60.3 60.0 60.0 60.3 60.8 60.8 60.8 60.6 60.6 60.8 60.7
30.8 53.8 53.3 52.3 52.2 51. 50.7 50.3 50.5 50.2 50.1 50.3 50.8 51.4
16.0
14.5
11.9
50.3

15.5
14.5
12.0
48.0

15.4
14.8
12.0
47.1

15.5
14.8
11.5
48.8

15.4
15.0
11.3
46.6

15.6
15.1
11.3
45.3

15.6
15.0
10.8
48.7

15.5
14.9
10.7
57.0

14.9
14.3
10.7
60.3

15.0
14.4
11.3
58.4

14.9
14.3
11.3
60.4

14.6
13.4
11.5
59.4

15.3
14.6
11.4
52.5

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DETAILED TABLES

OF 51 CITIES, 1913, 1927, A N D 1928 AN D EACH M ON TH OF 1927 A N D 1928—Continued
MINNEAPOLIS, MINN.
1928
Article

Unit

as.

Os.
36.1
32.7
29.0
24.5

a s.
38.4
33.4
29.4
24.8

Os.
38.1
33.1
29.7
25.0

Os.
38.3
33.9
30.1
25.1

a s.
39.6
35.7
30.5

a s.
41.7
38.4
33.4
28.2

as.

43.5
37.8
33.4
28.9

O s.
44.2
39.
33.7
28.8

a s.
44.3
38.8
33.3
29.2

a s.
43.0
38.3
32.4
28.5

a s.
41.6
36.6
31.6
27.7

a s.
40.9
37.1
33.0
28.8

Cts.
40.9
36.3
31.6
27.2

Plate beef--....... .
Pork chops..........
Bacon, sliced-----Ham, sliced-------

...d o___
9.9 15.5
...do___. 18.5 31.3
- d o - . , 26.4 46.2
—do___ 29.4 48.3

15.6
29.8
46.9
46.8

15.5
29.7
46.4
45.9

16.1
32.9
46.3
46.8

16.7
35.0
46.4
47.5

17.8
36.3
45.5
47.5

18.3
36.8
45.5
50.5

17.6
38.3
46.7
52.3

18.3
43.7
47.6
52.9

18.5
37.8
48.8
53.8

18.3
35.8
47.0
52.8

18.4
31.5
46.4
51.8

17.2
349
46.6
49.7

Lamb, leg of........
Hens...................
Salmon, canned,
red.
Milk, fresh..........

—do___
— d o _ ...
— do—

15.4 33.7 34.1 34.8 37.5 37.3 40.4 37.3 37.9 36.2 34.0 33.6 33.5 35.9
18.6 35.0 35.9 35.4 36.3 36.9 34.7 32.6 34.3 34.8 34.0 33.9 35.4 34.9
36.7 36.7 36.7 37.7 37.4 37.6 37.4
35.4 36.7
36.6 35.5

Quart...

7.4 12.0 12.0 12.0 12.0 12.0 12.0 12.0 12.0 12.0 12.0 12.0 12.0 12.0

Sirloin steak....... . Pound—
Bound steak____ ...d o ___
Bib roast............ . —do___
Chuck roast____ —do___

21.9
19.8
18.9
15.8

Milk, evaporated Can i-_
Butter.................. Pound,
_
Oleom argarine ...d o _
(all butter sub­
stitutes).

11.8 11.9 11.6 11.8 11.6 11.5 11.5 11.6 11.6 11.7 11.7 11.6 11.7
54.3 51.7 55.3 51.8 51.6 50.9 50.8 52.7 54.8 53.7 56.0 57.3 53.4
25.8 5:5.2 25.5 25.5 25.5 25.7 25.6 25.5 25.7 25.8 26.4 26.4 25.7

Cheese.................. -do— . 20.6 36.3 37.3 37.3 36.6 36.9 36.4 37.2
Lard__............... . —.d o___ 15.4 18.5 17.4 17.4 17.7 18.4 18.3 18.3
27.3 27.1 27.3 27.2 27.4 27.4 27.3
V e g e ta b le lard — do— .
substitue.
34.8 34.8 35.8
Eggs, strictly fresh Dozen.. 28.3 46.6 38.5 33.9
_ , storage____
Bread.........
Flour....................
Corn meal.........

—d o - . .
Pound—do— .
— do___

38.0 37.5
5.6 8.9 8.9
2.9 5.0 4.9
2.4 5.7 5.7

—_do-_.
Boiled oats.......
Corn flakes.......... 8-oz.pkg,
28-oz.pkg_
Wheat cereal..
Pound
Macaroni.........
Bice....................
Beans, navy.......
Potatoes..............
Onions................
Cabbage........ .
Beans, baked..
Corn, canned..
Peas, canned..

_do__
_do___
.d o___
_do_.
—do___
No. 2 can
— do­
do___

8.9
5.0
5.7

8.9
5.0
5.9

8.9
5.2
5.7

8.9
5.2
5.5

8.9
5.3
5.3

36.8 37.5 37.4 37.1 37.4 37.0
18.7 19.6 19.8 19.7 19.3 18.6
27.0 27.0 26.8 26.7 26.7 27.1
38.2 40.1 41.4 46.4 47.4
8.9
5.1
5.2

8.9
48
5.5

34.3
8.9
48
5.7

8.9
4.6
5.6

37.4
8.9
4.6
5.7

8.9
5.0
5.6

7.9 8.0 8.1 8.1 8.0 8.0 8.0 7.8 7.8 7.9
7.7 7.9
10.0 9.7 9.7 9.8 9.7 9.7 9.7 9.8 9.9 9.6
9.4 9.7
25.5 25.6 25.3 25.3 25.3 25.3 25.3 25.3 25.4 25.4 25.4 25.4 25.4
18.2 18.5 18.3 18.4 18.4 18.4 18.4 18.2 17.7 17. 18.0 17.7 18.2
8.9 10.2 9.5 9.6 9.8 9.7 9.5 9.5 9.8 9.5 9.8 9.3
9.6
9.9 10.4 11.0 12.2 12.8 13.4 13.5 13.6 13.6 13.3 13.3 13.3 12.5
2.2 2.2 2.7 2.7 2.5 2.2 1.5 1.0 1.0 1.1 1.3 1.4 1.8
4.3 4.9 5.9 6.9
7.1 6.4 5.3 5.2 5.3 5.6 7.1 6.0

"1.2

as

3.1 3.5 5.0 7.4 9.1 6.7 2.4 2.5 2.1 2.4 2.6 3.6 4 2
12.1 12.2 12.3 12.3 12.3 12.3 12.3 12.2 12.2 12.4 12.0 11.8 12.2
14.2 14.4 14.4 14.6 15.0 15.1 15.0 14.4 14 5 15.3 14.8 14.8 14.7
14.6 14.6 14.6 14.6 14.9 15.0 15.1 148 14.9 15.0 15.0 15.2 149

Tomatoes, canned
Sugar, granulated
T e a ....................
Coffee...................

..d o _
_
Pound.
_
__do_
..d o _
_

12.9 13.4 13.0 13.0 13.4 13.4 13.3 13.3 12.9 13.3 12.8 12.9 13.1
5.5 7.2 7.2 7.2 7.2 7.2 7.6 7.5 7.2 7.1 7.0 6.9 6.7 7.2
45.0 59.0 61.7 63.2 62.0 61.9 62.8 62.1 62.3 61.5 69.2 68.9 67.5 63.5
50.9 51.4 52.0 52.2 52.6 53.3 53.2 52.9 53.2 53.8 53.8 53.7 52.8

Prunes.............
Raisins............
Bananas..........
Oranges______

...d o___
—do___
—do___
Dozen.

14.4 13.8 13.8 13.9 13.9 14.1 14 0 14.0 13.9 14.6 15.1 14.5
14.3 14.4 14.3 14.2 14.2 14.3 14.3 14.1 13.1 12.7 12.3 12.1
11.7 12.0 11.3 11.8 10.2 9.6 9.7 9.3 9.6 10.3 10.6 11.1
56.0
52.5 53.6 60.0 61.1 59.1 65.4 67.7 64.3 61.3 47.4

1 15-16 ounces.




142
13.7
10.6
58.1

108

RETAIL PRICES, 1890 TO 1928

T able 13.—AVERAG E R E T A IL PRICES OF SPECIFIED FOOD ARTICLES IN EACH
MOBILE, ALA.
1927
Article

Unit

Sirloin steak....... .
Round steak____
Rib roast............ .
Chuck roast....... .

Pound.
_
..d o _
do.
-do.

Cts.
34.5
33.6
28.6
23.9

Cts.
34.5
33.6
28.6
23.6

Cts.
35.0
34.1
28.6
23.2

Cts.
35.0
34.5
28.6
23.2

Cts.
34.5
34.1
28.6
22.5

Cts.
35.0
34.5
28.6
22.5

Cts.
35.0
34.1
29.5
22.7

Cts.
35.4
34.6
29.2
22.5

Cts.
35.9
35.0
29.1
23.6

Cts.
36.4
35.5
30.5
24.1

Cts.
35.9
35.0
29.5
23.6

Cts.
35.9
35.5
29.1
23.8

Cts.
35.3
34.5
29.0
23.3

Plate beef......... .
do.
Pork chops.......... _.do.
Bacon, sliced___ —do_
Ham, sliced........ —do.

17.8
38.6
48.8
52.7

17.7
38.6
48.5
52.3

17.7
38.2
48.1
53.1

18.4
38.2
48.1
51.9

18.0
38.2
47.7
51.9

18.2
37.7
47.3
51.9

17.7
36.4
47.3
50.7

17.3
36.7
46.1
52.7

17.8
38.2
46.2
51.8

18.2
40.0
45.8
52.1

18.4
37.7
44.8
52.1

18.4
37.3
42.8
49.6

18.0
38.0
46.8
51.9

Lamb, leg of____ —do—
Hens.................... __do—Salmon, canned,
do—
red.
Milk, fresh......... . Quart—

40.0 40.0 40.7 41.4 41.4 40.6 41.4 41.4 41.4 41.4 41.4 40.7 41.0
38.0 38.2 36.8 37.6 36. 35.6 34.0 34.2 33.6 35.0 36.3 35.0 35.9
32.8 32.0 32.0 31.6 31.2 31.2 31.3 31.2 31.3 34.5 34.7 34.4 32.4

Milk, evaporated. Can i-_
Butter.................. Pound.
O leom argarine „ _ d o —
(all butter sub­
stitutes).

11.8 11.6 11. 11.6 11.6 11.7 11.7 11.7 11.5 11.7 11.8 11.5 11.7
59.9 61.5 60. 59.8 57.5 54.1 52.9 52.4 52.4 54.9 56.6 57.0 56.7
29.1 29.2 28.9 28.8 29.6 29.1 28. 29.3 29.3 29.1 29.4 29.4 29.2

Cheese.................. ...d o ___
Lard................... . ...d o ___
V e g e ta b le lard ___do___
substitute.
Eggs, strictly fresh Dozen__

37.8 38.5 38.1 37.0 36.0 35.6 35.2 36.1 37.3 38.0 38.1 38.1 37.2
19.2 19.6 19.2 19.2 19.1 19.2 19.1 19.3 19. 19.8 19.8 19.7 19.4
20.4 20.3 20.2 20.2 20.4 20.4 20.4 20.0 21.2 21.0 21.3 21.3 20.6

Eggs, storage........ — d o ...
Bread.................. PoundFlour................... ___do_
_
Corn meal..........
d o ._ .

41.3 42.0 43.6
42.6 35.0
10.1 10.1 10.1 10.1 10.1 10.1 10.1 10.1 10.1 10.1 10.1 10.1 10.1
6.4 6.3 6.3 6.2 6.1 6.1 6.1 6.1 6.1 6.1 6.1 6.1 6.2
3.8 3.8 3.8 3.7 3.8 4.0 4.1 4.1 4.1 4.1 4.1 4.1 4.0

Rolled oats.........
Corn flakes.........
Wheat cereal___
Macaroni............

.- d o —
8-oz. pkg.

8.4 8.5 8.5 8.6 8.5 8.5
8.6 8.5 8.5 8.4 8.5 8.3
9.5 9.5 9.5 9.5 9.5 10.0
11.1 11.3 11.1 9.9 9.7 9.7
25.3 25.0 25.3 24.8 24.8 24.4 24.4 24.4 24.3 24.9 24.5 24.5 24.7
20.5 20.9 20.3 20.3 20.9 20.9 20.9 20.6 20.7 20.7 20.7 20.7 20.7

Rice...............
Beans, navy._
Potatoes_____
Onions...........

„ d o ___
— do___
do___
do-

10.3 10.0 10.0
9.1 8.9 8.8
4.9 4.8 4.8
5.5 5.4 6.3

Cabbage_____
Beans, baked—
Corn, canned—
Peas, canned-.

— d o ...
No. 2 can
...d o ___
— do—

5.3 4.3 4.1
5.3 4.8 4.7 4.7 4.5 5.0
4.6 6.9
10.7 10.7 10.5 10.4 10.6 1018 10.6 10.5 10.3 10.3 10.2 10.3 10.5
18.1 17.6 17.3 17.3 16.6 15.9 16.1 15.7 15.5 15.8 15.8 15.8 16.5
16.3 16.3 16.4 16.4 15.7 15.9 15.7 15.6 15.4 15.4 15.3 15.6 15.8

Tomatoes, canned
Sugar, granulated.
Tea.......................
Coffee—................

— do—
Pound,
— do—
...d o ___

10.9 11.0 11.0 10.8 11.0 10.8 10.8 10.8 10.5 10.3 10.2 10.2 10.7
7.5 7.3 7.5 7.5 7.4 7.3 7.4 7.1 7.2 7.
7.1 7.0 7.3
78.9 78.9 78.9 79.2 77.3 77.3 77.8 77.8 80.0 80.3 80.3 80.0 78.9
50.0 49.9 49.6 48.5 48.3 48.1 47.4 47.5 47.3 47.7 47.8 48.4 48.4

Prunes..................
Raisins.................
Bananas..........
Oranges...........

,__do_
_
.__do_
_
Dozen.,
.—do_
_

15.8
14.5
23.9
36.8

115-16 ounces.




Pound.-

18.5 18.5 18.5 18.5 17.8 17.8 17.8 17.8 17.8 17.8 17.8 18.0 18.1

50.3 32.2 31.1 31.3 30.2 29.6 3a 4 40.7 45.6 47.6 53.0 53.4 40.3

15.3
14.4
22.8
38.6

15.3
14.4
22.8
38.3

9.9 10.0
8.7 8.4
4.7 5.0
7.8 7.3

14.8
14.3
22.8
42.7

14.3
14.4
22.8
43.0

9.8
8.8
6.6
7.5

16.2
14.3
23.9
50.5

9.5 10.0 10.0
8.8 8.8 8.6
6.0 4.8 4.4
6.4 5.4

17.2
14.4
22.8
47.1

16.6
14.2
23.9
49.3

15.6
13.8
21.9
47.5

9.6
8.8
3.7
4.9

15.7
14.1
24.4
47.5

9.5
9.2
3.7
4.5

12.5
13.8
25.0
46.0

9.3
9.2
4.0
4.6

12.7
13.4
24.4
43.9

9.8
8.8
4.8
6.0

15.2
14.2
23.5
44.3

109

DETAILED TABLES

OF 51 CITIES, 1913, 1927, A N D 1928, AN D EACH M ON TH OF 1927 A N D 1928—Continued
MOBILE, ALA.
1928
Article

Unit

Sirloin steak__
Round steak____
Rib roast..............
Chuck roast.__

Pound.
..d o ___
—do___
—do___

Cts.
36.5
36.0
29.5
25.0

a s.
38.0
37.5
30.5
24.0

a s.
38.5
37.5
30.
24.5

Cts.
39.0
39.0
32.0
26.0

a s.
39.2
38.9
31.1
25.6

Cts.
39.4
38.9
31.1
25.6

a s.
39.4
38.9
32.0
26.7

Cts.
42.2
40.9
31.1
27.2

O s.
41.7
41.1
32.8

Cts.
43.3
41.7
33.3
27.8

Cts.
42.8
42.0
32.2
26.7

Cts.
42.2
40.3
32.2
26.1

Plate beef_____
Pork chops____
Bacon, sliced____
Ham, sliced_____

...d o ___
...d o ___
...d o ___
— do___

18.3
36.5
44.4
50.0

18.5
34.5
43.3
49.2

20.0
34.5
43.1
49.2

20.7
33.5
42.1
47.7

20.5
35.0
41.5
48.3

20.5
35.0
40.4
47.1

20.6
35.0
40.8
47.9

20.9
35.6
41.0
50.5

21.4
38.3
40.8
52.3

22.6
36.1
42.3
51.8

22.4
36.1
43.3
50.9

21.9 20.7
29.4 35.0
40.4 42.0
50.0

a s.
40.2
39.4
31.5
26.2

Lamb, leg of........ ...d o___
Hens.................... — do___
Salmon, canned, — do___
red.
Milk, fresh.......... Quart—

40.8 39.2 40.0 40.0 40.0 40.0 39.2 40.0 41.7 41.7 43.3 42.0 40.7
34. 33.8 33-4 33.7 32.6 32.6 32.4 32.0 32.4 33.0 33.0 33.0 33.0
35.1 34.8 35.8 36.3 36. 35.7 35.3 35.6 34.9 33.1 31.6
34 6

Milk, evaporated. Can i._
Butter..... ............ Pound.
Oleom argarine —do___
(all butter sub­
stitutes).

11.5 11.4 11.2 11.0 10.8 11.1 11.1 11.2 11.3 11.3 11.3 11.4 11.2
58.4 57.7 59.4 57.5 55.5 55.0 54.4 54.9 56.2 57.0 57.9 58.5 56.9
28.6 29.5 29.1 28.9 29.9 30.2 29.9 30.2 29.9 30.1 30.6 29.5 29.7

Cheese_________
Lard_____ ______
V e g e ta b le lard
substitute.
Eggs, strictly fresh.

38.5 38.3 37.8 36.2 36.1 36.7 37.0 36.8 36.8 36.6 36.6 36.1 37.0
19.6 19.3 18.6 18.3 18.7 18.6 18.3 18.5 18.7 18.8 18.3 18.8 18.7
21.1 20.8 20.6 20.6 20.7 20.6 20.5 20.8 20.9 20.1 20.0 20.1 20.6

—do___
—do___
—do___

18.0 18.0 18.0 18.0 18.0 18.0 18.0 18.0 18.0 18.0 18.0 18.0 18.0

Dozen..

50.3 32.7 30.2 29.1 30.8 34.8 35.8 39.2 44.4 50.6 53.0 52.4 40.3

_js, storage____ —do___
Bread__________ Pound.
Flour.................... —do___
Corn meal............ —do___

46.2 40.0
43.7 44.9 44.5
10.1 10.1 10.1 10.1 10.1 10.1 10.1 10.1 10.1 10.1 10.1 10.1 10.1
6.1 6.0 6.1 6.1 6.3 6.3 6.4 6.4 6.3 6.1 6.0 6.0 6.2
4.1 4.0 4.0 4.1 4.1 4.0 4.1 4.1 4.1 4.1 4.0 4 0 4 1

Rolled oats—
Corn flakes...
Wheat cereal..
Macaroni____

8.6 8.4 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.3 8.2 8.4 8.4 8.5 8.5 8.4
9.5 9.5 9.5 9.4 9.2 9.3 9.3 9.3 9.4 9.3 9.2 9.4 9.4
24.4 24.4 24.4 24.4 24.4 24.5 24.4 24.5 25.0 25.0 25.0 25.0 24.6
20.9 20.9 21.1 21.1 21.1 21.1 21.3 21.2 21.2 21.3 21.3 21.3 21.2

— do___
8-oz. pkg_
28oz. pkgPound-.

R ice„_ ............
— do___
Beans, navy_____ — do___
Potatoes________
.d o____
.d o___
Onions_______

9.3
9.4
3.8
5.1

8.9 9.3 9.0 8.8 8.7
9.6 11.0 11.2 11.5 11.5
3.8 4.1 4.1 4.1 2.8
5.2 6.2 7.9 7.4 5.4

8.7

8.8

2.6
4.7

2.6
4.5

1 .6 11.6
1

9.0 8.6 8.4 8.1 8.8
11.6 11.8 12.2 12.2 11.3
3.0 3.0 3.0 3.1 3.3
5.5 6.0 6.3 6.5 5.9

Cabbage...............
Beans, baked____
Corn, canned____
Peas, canned____

— do___
No. 2 can.
— do___
— do___

4.7 4.8 4.9 5.5 5.8 4.0 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.4 4 8 4 4 4.7
10.3 10.2 10.2 10.4 10.3 10.2 10.1 10.3 10.5 10. 10.5 10.5 10.3
15.9 16.0 16.0 16.1 16.1 15.6 15.6 15.7 15.8 14.7 14.8 14.4 15.6
15.8 15. 15.4 15.4 15.7 15.7 15.7 15.9 15.9 15.9 15.9 15.9 15.8

Tomatoes, canned.
Sugar, granulated.
Tea.......................
Coffee________

— do___
Pound..
— do___
— do.___

9.8 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.2 9.9 9.9 9.9 10.1 10.3 10.3 9.8 10.1
7.1 7.0 7.0 7.0 7.1 7.3 7.1 7.0 7.0 6.8 6.9 6.4 7.0
79.4 78.5 78.5 78.6 78.5 78.3 78.1 81.0 81.1 78.6 80.8 80.8 79.4
48.2 48.3 47.9 47.9 48.2 47.9 48.3 48.5 48. 47.9 48.8 48.8 48.3

Prunes..................
Raisins............ .
Bananas______
Oranges........... .

— do___
— do___
Dozen.,
—do___

12.4
13.4
24.4
46.0

115-16 ounces

44848°—29-----8




12.9
13.5
25.0
46.2

12.9
13.4
24.5
52.5

13.0
13.4
24.5
54.5

13.8
13.0
24.3
56.8

13.6
13.0
24.4
55.9

14.9
13.4
25.0
56.3

14.5 15.1
13.3 13.6
24.3 23.6
56.01 55.2

12.9
11.2
25.0
56.5

12.8
10.7
24.2
48.4

12.5
10.3
25.0
35.6

13.4
12.7
245
51.7

110

R ETAIL PRICES, 1890 TO 1928

T able 12.—AVERAG E R E TA IL PRICE OF SPECIFIED FOOD ARTICLES IN EACH
NEWARK, N. J.

Article

Unit

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Sirloin steak_____
Round steak........
Rib roast..............
Chuck roast.........

Pound _
...d o ___
...d o ___
...d o ------

Cts.
V 1
26.7
20.8
17.7

Cts.
43 9
42.3
34.2
24.4

Cts.
44.8
42.5
349
24.1

Cts.
44.7
42.5
35.0
23.8

Cts.
46.6
44.8
36.0
25.5

Cts.
46.2
44.0
35.9
25.0

Cts.
47.0
44.4
35.4
24.7

Cts.
48.8
46.3
38.1
25.8

Cts.
48.8
46.4
37.6
25.1

Cts.
48.3
46.2
37.5
26.9

Cts.
48.8
46.3
38.7
27.5

Cts.
48.7
46.4
37.8
28.6

Cts.
49.0
46.9
40.0
29.2

Cts.
47.1
44.9
36.8
25.9

Plate beef.............
Pork chops...........
Bacon, sliced.......
Ham, sliced_____

...d o ___
...d o ___
...d o ___
...d o ___

12.3
22.4
24.4
38.1

12.8
37.1
47.6
55.3

12.8
35.8
46.7
55.8

12.8
36.4
46.5
53.9

13.3
37.3
46.2
55.2

13.3
37.5
45.6
55.2

12.9
35.4
45.3
53.9

14.2
36.6
46.0
54.3

13.2
38.5
45.7
53.5

13.7
41.7
46.0
53.8

15.0
42.1
45.8
54.3

16.0
36.4
45.0
55.2

17.2
33.6
43.9
52.0

13.9
37.4
45.9
54.4

Lamb, leg of........ ...d o ___
H ens.................... ...d o ___
Salmon, canned, ...d o ___

20.7 36.2 36.5 37.2 39.9 42.0 42.1 41.6 39.0 38.9 38.3 38.5 36.9 38.9
23.1 37.3 37.3 37.5 38.1 39.1 37.6 37.1 36.8 37.3 37.5 36.4 35.7 37.3
31.9 31.0 30.2 30.0 30.0 30.0 29.4 30.2 31.4 32.3 32.8 32.8 31.0

Milk,* fresh........... Quart. -.

9.0 15.0 15.0 15.0 15.0 15.0 15.0 15.0 15.0 ia o 16.0 16.0 16.0 15.3

Milk, evaporated. Can _.
11.2 11.2 11.2 11.1 11.2 11.2 11.3 11.3 11.3 11.1 11.5 11.1 11.2
Butter................. Pound
40.2 60.1 60.8 59.9 60.8 54.4 52.7 53.4 52.6 55.5 59.6 59.3 61.7 57.6
O leom argarine ...d o ___
30.7 30.5 30.4 30.7 30.7 30.4 29.8 29.1 29.8 30.6 30.2 30.5 30.3
(all butter sub­
stitutes).
Cheese--..............
Lard.....................
Vegetable lard
substitute.
Eggs,strictlyfresh_

. . . d o , . . . 24.5 39.7 39.5 39.7 39.5 39.7 39.7 39.9 39.5 44.1 40.4 40.9 39.9 40.2
...d o ----- 16.1 20.1 19.8 19.2 19.1 19.1 19.2 19.3 19.5 19.4 19.8 19.7 19.5 19.5
25.7 25.7 25.9 25.7 25.5 25.7 25.5 25.6 25.6 25.5 25.4 25.6 25.6
...d o ----Dozen__ 44.5 63.9 54.5 44.1 42.4 43.0 41.2 44.6 48.8 59.4 69.2 74.7 70.6 54.7

Eggs, storage....... ...d o ___
Bread.... .............. Pound _.
Flour...................
do___
Corn meal............ — do-----

5.6
3.6
3.6

48.2 39.4
9.6 9.5
5.4 5.4
6.7 6.6

9.6
5.5
6.6

9.6
5.4
6.5

9.6
5.5
6.4

9.6
5. 6
6.5

9.5
5.6
6.5

9.5
5.6
6.5

9.5
5.5
6.5

43.3 42.9 43.1
9.5 9.5 9.1 ” 9.5
5.3 5.3 5.2 5.4
6.8 7.0 6.9 6.6

Rolled oats...........
Corn flakes...........
Wheat cereal____
Macaroni ..

...d o ___
8-oz.pkg.
28-oz.pkg
Pound

8.2 8.3 8.3 8.3 8. 5 8.3 8.4 8.4 &5 8.3 8.2 8.2 8.3
10.0 10.0 10.0 9.7 9.8 9.5 9.3 8.8 8.6 8.6 9.3 9.2 9.4
24.5 24.2 24.1 24.1 24.1 24.1 24.1 24.1 24.1 24.2 24.2 24.2 24.2
20.9 20.9 20.9 20.9 20.9 20.9 20.9 21.5 21.4 21.4 21.4 21.4 21.1

Rice......................
Beans, navy.........
Potatoes...............
Onions..................

...d o ----...d o ___
...d o ___
...d o ___

9.0 10.8 10.8 10.9 10.5 10.6 10.5 10.5 10.8 10.7 10.4 10.2 10.2 10.6
9.7 9.7 9.7 9.7 9.7 9.7 9.7 9.8 9.8 9.8 10.0 10.1 9.8
2.5 4.4 4.2 4.1 4.0 5.2 5.6 3.6 3.0 3.3 3.3 3.3 3.3 3.9
5.6 6.0 6.2 7.4 9.6 9.3 7.6 6.1 5.5 4.9 5.0 4.8 6.5

Cabbage...............
Beans, baked.......
Corn, canned.......
Peas, canned____

— do___
No.2can_ — ”
— do- —
__do___

Tomatoes, canned.
Sugar, granulated.
Tea.......................
Coffee.,............ .

11.6 11.5 11.5 11.5 11.5 11.5 11.3 11.2 10.9 10.6 10.5 10.5 11.2
...d o ....
Pound.. ~5.3 6.7 6.9 6.9 6.7 6.6 6.9 6.9 6.9 6.8 6.7 6.7 6.7 6.8
...d o ___ 53.8 63.2 62.8 62.8 62.8 62.8 62.8 62.8 62.8 61.0 61.8 60.1 60.1 62.2
...d o ___ 29.3 48.8 48.3 47.8 47.3 46.5 47.4 46.9 45.8 46.3 46.8 46.9 47.4 47.2

Prunes..................
Raisins.................
Bananas________
Oranges_________

...do___ „ d o ___
Dozen
__ do____

115-16 ounces.




4.3 6.0 6.7 6.2 8.8 &7 5.7 5.0 4.5 4.5 4.4 4.4 5.8
10.7 11.0 10.8 10.7 10.8 10.7 10.8 10.8 10.6 10.7 10.3 10.3 10.7
16.2 16.1 15.6 15.1 15.2 15.0 15.0 15.2 15.7 15.3 15.1 15.3 15.4
16.2 15.9 16.6 16.0 16.4 15.9 15.3 15.8 16.8 17.8 17.8 17.9 16.5

14.9
14.6
38.6
49.2

14.6
14.6
38.3
46.1

14.5
14.5
37.5
47.1

14.5
14.3
37.5
48.1

14.5
14.5
37.5
51.4

14.5
14.3
36.7
50.8

14.5
14.3
37.5
51.7

14.5
14.3
37.5
57.4

14.5
14.2
38.3
59.0

14.2
14.3
37.5
65.8

14.0
14.4
38.0
57.4

13.0
14.5
38.0
57.8

14.4
14.4
37.7
53.5

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OF 51 CITIES, 1913, 1927, AND 1928, AN D EACH M ON TH OF 1927 AND 1928—Continued
NEWARK, N. J.
1928
Article

Unit

Sirloin steak_
_
Round steak— .
Rib roast..............
Chuck roast........

Pound. .
...d o___
...d o___
— do___

a s.
27.1
26.7
20.8
17.7

Os.
49.5
47.2
38.7
29.6

O s.
50.5
47.6
39.6
30.1

a s . O s. a s.
50.4 50.0 50.7
47.3 47.2 48.5
39.4
29.4

O s.
51.1
49.0
40.6
30.

Os.
55.6
52.2
42.5
32.5

a s.
58.2
53.8
42.9
33.5

O s.
58.5
55.5
44.2
36.0

O s.
55.6
52.3
42.0
34.2

O s.
54.8
52.5
41.3
33.3

O s.
52.7
50.1
40.3
31.8

O s.
53.1
50.3
40.8
31.6

Plate beef. ..........
Pork chops......... .
Bacon, sliced____
Ham, sliced_____

— do___
— do___
...d o___
— do___

12.3
22.4
24.4
38.1

17.6
31.7
43.4
52.3

18.7
30.9
43.6
52.1

18.
30.0
43.3
51.5

18.4
35.8
42.8
51.7

17.8
34.5
43.3
52.5

18.9
38.5
44.0
56.3

19.3
42.1
43.6
56.9

20.6
47.8
44.5
58.6

19.9
40.2
44.0
57.7

20.5
37.9
44.6
55.6

19.9
33.4
43.3
55.6

19.1
36.4
43.6
54.3

Lamb, leg of........ ...d o___ 20.7 37.0 37.4 39.0
Hens.................... — do___ 23.1 36.2 37.3 37.3
Salmon, canned, ...d o___
33. 33.5 33.4
red.
Milk, fresh.......... Quart__ 9.0 16.0 16.0 16.0
Milk, evaporated. Can i_Butter.................. Pound,
O leom argarine — do___
(all butter sub­
stitutes).
Cheese.................
Lard__.................
V e g e ta b le lard
substitute.
Eggs, strictly fresh

...d o___
...d o___
...d o___

Eggs, storage........
Bread.............
Flour..... ..............
Corn meal____

...d o___
Pound.
— do___
— do___

40.

18.6
34.1
43.2
50.9

40.6 43.1 42.8 42.5 40.2 41.8 38.9 39.3 37.8 40.0
37.7 37.8 38.0 38.3 38.3 39.3 39.3 39.4 38.4 38.1
33.6 33.4 33.3 33.5 32.1 31.4 30.9 30.1 29.7 32.4
15.0 15.0 15.0 16.0 16.0 16.0 16.0 16.0 16.0 15.8

11.1 10.9 10.6 10.7 10.8 10.8 10.8 10.8 10.8 10.8 11.0 11.0 10.8
61.2 58.0 59.5 57.0 57.0 56.1 55.9 56.9 59.3 59.3 60.4 61.7 58.5
30.5 30.3 30.1 29.6 29.9 29.2 29.1 29.1 29.3 29.6 30.0 30.0 29.7

41.1 40.6 40.3 40.1
24.5 40.7 39.7 39.0 39.2 40.0 40.0 39. 40.0
16.1 19.4 18.7 17.7 18.0 18.5 18.6 18.1 18.3 18.8 19.6 19.9 18.9 18.7
25.5 25.6 25.6 25.6 25.6 25.6 25.5 25.5 25.4 25.3 25.5 25.5 25.5

Dozen. _ 44.5 65.6 54.5 45.6 45.1 46.3 47.1 49.3 52.4
47.5 44.9
9.1 9.1
5.
3.6 5.1 5.1
6.9
3.6

9.1
5.1
6.9

9.1
5.1
6.9

9.1
5.4
6.9

9.1
5.4
6.9

9.1
5.5
6.9

9.1
5.4
6.9

0.5 65.9

65.8 55.7

45.3 45.1 43.4
9.1 9.1 9.1 9.1
4.9 5.0 4.8 4.8
6.9 6.9 6.7 6.7

9.1
5.1

8.2 8.0 8.3 8.2 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.0 8.3 8.3 8.1 8.1 8.2
9.2 9.2 9.2 9.1 8.8 8.7 8.8 8.6 8.6 8.8 8.8 8.8 8.9
24.7 24.7 24.7 24.7 24.7 24.8 24.8 24.8 24.8 24.6 24.6 25.2 24.8
21.4 21.4 21.4 21.4 21.4 21.4 21.4 21.4 21.2 21.4 21.5 21.5 21.4

Rolled oats.........
do..
Corn flakes......... 8-oz. pkg.
Wheat cereal........ 23-oz.pkg.
Macaroni_____
Pound..

9.9 9.7
9.5 9.1 9.5
9.8 9.5 9.0 9.2 9.6
9.9 10.0 10.6 12.1 12.4 12.4 12.0 12.3 12.7 13.0 13.1 13.0 12.0
3.3 3.6 3.9 4.1 4.0 3.4 2.4 2.3 2.3 2.2 2.3 2.3 3.0
5.1 5.3 6.4 7.6 7.9
6.1 5.7 6.9 7.3 7.2 7.7 6.6

Rice............ .........
Beans, navy____
Potatoes...............
Onions.................

..d o ___
..d o ___
..d o___
_.do___

Cabbage..........
Beans, baked.......
Corn, canned___
Peas, canned____

— do___
No. 2 can
...d o ___
___do___

6.6 5.0 5.2 5.0 5.4 5.1 5.3 5.7
4.5 5.3 5.3 8.3 7.
10.1 10.2 10.3 10.3 10.4 10.6 10.6 10.6 10.6 10.9 11.0 10.8 10.5
15.2 16.2 16.5 16.9 17.8 17.3 17.3 17.1 17.1 17.1 16.9 16.5 16.8
17.8 17.8 18.3 17.8 17.6 17.4 17.2 17.3 17.3 16.9 17.1 17.5 17.5

Tomatoes, canned
Sugar, granulated.
Tea..................
Coffee..-............ .

...d o .......
Pound—
...d o ___
— do___

10.3 10.8 10.5 10.4 10.5 10.5 10.5 10.5 10.5 10. 10. 11.0 10.6
6.7 6.5 6.5 6.7 6.9 6.9 6.8 6.6 6.5 6.5 6.4 6.4 6.6
58.8 58.8 59.3 59.8 60.2 60.2 59.1 59.0 59.0 59.0 57.8 58.9 59.2
48.5 48.4 47.8 48.5 49.2 49.2 49.4 49.1 49.2 49.2 49.3 49.4 48.9

Prunes................. — do___
Raisins................. . —do.......
Bananas............... Dozen
...d o __
115-16 ounces.




9.0
2.5

12.8
14.3
38.0
54.0

12.7
13.7
38.0
54.3

12.6
13.8
38.0
54.7

12.4
13.5
38.0
60.2

12.8
13.6
38.0
72.5

13.0
13.3
38.0
68.0

12.9
13.4
37.0
68.0

13.1
13.0
37.0
69.8

12.9
13.0
37.0
72.5

13.0
12.1
37.0
73.3

13.3
11.8
36.3
60.9

13.2
11.1
38.8
46.0

12.9
13.1
37.6
62.9

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Sirloin steak_____
Round steak........
Rib roast..............
Chuck roast.........

Pound—
...d o ----...d o ___
...d o — .

Cts.
54.3
43.8
35.6
26.5

Cts.
53.7
43.4
36.0
26.4

Cts.
54.3
43.8
36.2
26.3

Cts.
55.8
44.0
37.6
27.4

Cts.
56.6
44.8
37.9
27.6

Cts.
58.3
46.3
38.8
28.8

Cts.
58.3
46.7
38.4
28.5

Cts.
58.3
47.5
38.3
29.2

Cts.
58.7
47.3
38.4
29.0

Cts.
58.7
47.3
38.9
29.2

Cts.
58.7
47.6
39.2
30.0

Cts.
56.6
45.5
37.6
27.9

Plate beef.............
Pork chops...........
Bacon, sliced.......
Ham, sliced..........

15.6 15.6
...d o ----...d o ___ 22.0 37.1 36.1
...d o ___ 28.1 50.1 48.8
...d o ___ 32.0 61.5 61.3

15.6
37.3
48.7
60.1

15.6
37.2
47.9
60.3

16.0
37.3
48.3
59.8

16.1
35.5
47.5
59.8

16.7
35.1
46.2
58.9

16.7
38.2
45.5
58.0

15.9
42.0
44.7
57.3

15.9
44.2
45.7
57.8

16.2
38.3
46.2
58.7

16.4
33.8
45.9
58.5

16.0
37.7
47.1
59.3

Cts.
31 6
28.6
23.6
19.0

Cts.
53.7
44.0
35.6
26.3

Lamb, leg of........ —.d o___
Hens................. —.d o ___
Salmon, canned, ...d o ___

19.7 38.0 37.8 39.3 40.0 42.5 42.8 42.3 40.5 40.0 39.2 39.3 38.5 40.0
23.4 42.0 41.8 41.8 41.7 42.0 40.9 40.8 40.7 40.2 40.5 39.9 40.1 41.0
32.1 31.2 31.1 30.8 30.8 31.0 31.0 31.2 33.9 33.6 34.3 34.3 32.1

Milk, fresh........... Quart—

9.0 16.0 16 0 16.0 16.0 16.0 16.0 16.0 16.0 16.0 16.0 16.0 16.0 16.0

12.1 12.1 12.1 12.0 12.1 12.0 12.0 12.1 12.1 12.1 12.1 12.1 12.1
_
Milk, evaporated. C an1_
Butter__________ Pound._ 366 57.7 57. 5 59.7 60.0 54.9 52.4 52.0 52.1 52.4 54.9 54.9 55.6 55.3
O leom argarine ._ .d o ___
31.1 30.8 31.1 31.2 31.0 30.3 29.8 29.8 29.5 29.1 29.0 29.1 30.2
(all butter sub­
stitute).
Cheese.................. — do— . 22.4 39.1 39.8 39.7 39.7
Lard..................... „ . d o ___ 15.5 19.4 19.3 19.1 18.4
25.7 25.7 25.6 25.6
Vegetable lard ...d o ___
substitute.
Eggs, strictly fresh Dozen__ 42.3 75.1 60.6 50.7 43.9

39.3 39.4 39.0 39.2 39.4 39.6 40.1 40.3 39.6
18.4 18.4 18.1 18.5 18.5 18.8 18.7 18.7 18.7
25.5 25.6 25.4 25.6 25.5 25.6 25.4 25.6 25.6
43.6 45.3 51.9 56.6 64.4 73.2 80.9 82.6 60.7

Eggs, storage____
Bread...... .............
Flour......... .........
Corn meal............

. ..d o ___
50.7 43.6
49.6 49.6 47.5
Pound.. ” 6.0 9.2 9.2 "9.2 ” 9.2 ~9." 2 ""9.2 ” 9.2 "9.2 "9 .2 9.2 9.2 9.2 " 9 .2
— do___ 3.2 5.6 5.5 5.5 5.4 5.4 5.5 5.6 5.6 5.5 5.5 5.4 5.2 5.5
...d o ___ 3.2 6.8 6.7 6.6 6.7 6.8 6.9 7.1 6.8 6.8 6.9 7.0 7.0 6.8

Rolled oats...........
Corn flakes...........
Wheat cereal........
Macaroni.______

...d o .—
8-oz. pkg.
28-oz. pkg I "
Pound

Rice......................
Beans, navy_____
Potatoes...............
Onions..................

...d o ___ 9.3 11.1 10.9 11.2 11.1 11.2 10.8 10.9 10.8 10.3 10.5 10.2 10.0 10.8
— do___
9.6 9.5 9.3 9.2 9.3 9.5 9.5 9.5 9.3 9.5 9.4 9.5 9.4
...d o ___ " L 8 4.0 3.8 3.6 3.4 4.2 5.7 3.6 2.8 3.1 3.2 3.2 3.2 3.7
6.0 6.1 6.5 7.2 9.0 9.8 9.1 6.9 5.9 5.5 5.3 5.3 6.9
— do—

Cabbage...............
Beans, baked.......
Corn, canned.......
Peas, canned........

. . . do—
No. 2 can
...d o — . .I —
...d o ___

Tomatoes, canned
Sugar, granulated.
Tea.......................
Coffee—................

...d o ___
12.6 12.4 12.9 12.9 12.9 12.9 13.2 13.2 13.8 13.5 13.0 12.8 13.0
Pound— "5 .1 7.4 7.4 7.3 7.2 7.3 7.3 7.2 7.2 7.2 7.1 7.1 7.0 7.2
. . . do—
55.0 60.0 59.6 58.8 58.4 57.4 57.4 57.4 57.4 58.9 60.3 60.3 58.9 58.7
. . .d o ___ 33.8 52.3 51.3 50.7 50.7 50.3 49.7 49.0 49.3 48.9 48.8 49.4 49.9 50.0

Prunes..................
Raisins.................
Bananas________
Oranges.............fc_

...d o ___ —
15.9 15.9
. . . do—
13.9 14.0
Dozen__
35.0 34.4
— d o . „ . ....... 50.7 50.0

115-16 ounces.




9.3 9.3 9.2 9.1 9.3 9.1 9.3 9.3 9.1 9.4 9.7 9.3 9.3
10.7 10.6 10.7 10.5 10.2 10.1 10.1 10.1 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.2 10.3
24.8 24.9 24.8 24.8 24.7 24.7 24.8 24.8 24.9 24.9 24.6 24.1 24.7
22.3 22.2 22.4 22.0 22.4 22.1 22.2 22.2 22.2 22.3 22.3 22.2. 22.2

4.9 5.6 6.4 6.5 9.7 10.6 5.7 4.4 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5 6.0
11.4 11.2 11.2 11.3 11.1 11.1 11.1 11.1 11.5 11.6 11.7 11.5 11.3
18.6 18.7 18.2 18.1 18.7 18.7 18.6 18.6 18.4 18.3 18.1 18.1 18.4
19.3 19.3 19.3 19.3 19.2 19.0 19.2 18.9 18.4 18.4 18.8 18.6 19.0

15.8
14.0
33.8
50.0

15.7
14.0
35.0
50.5

15.8
14.2
33.2
53.1

15.7
14.2
33.6
53.7

15.7
14.1
34.5
56.1

15.6
14.0
35.9
61.0

14.6
13.8
33.2
59.6

14.5
13.7
33.4
67.3

14.2
13.5
32.5
54.9

13.9
13.7
33.4
53.1

15.3
13.9
34.0
55.0

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5
a s.
58.6
48.3
39.0

O s.
58.2
47.3
38.8
29.2

O s. Os. 0 8 . O s. a s . a s .
57.6 58.2 58.5 62.9 64.8 67.7
46.9 46.8 48.1 49.6 53.7 55.6
38.8
39.1 40.5 42.7 43.0
29.0
30.3 31.9 34.7 35.8

— do____
16.6 17.0
Plate beef-------__do____ 22.0 30.6 29.6
Pork chops.......
Bacon, sliced------ __do____ 28.1 448 44.3
— do___ 32.0 56.7 56.7
Ham, sliced__

17.3
27.9
44.8
56.1

17.6
29.8
43.6
56.4

Sirloin steak. __
Bound steak........
Rib roast..........
Chuck roast-----

Pound. .
.—do___
,„ d o ___
.__do___

O s.
31.6
28.6
23.6
19.0

a s.
58.6
46.2
39.2
28.8

17.3
35.4
44.1
58.8

17.4
35.5
44.3
58.7

18.7
38.4
44.8
60.5

18.9
41.4
46.6
61.5

20.1
47.0
47.6
62.0

Os,
65.9
54.5
42.9
35.6

O s.
64.1
53.7
42.8
35.4

Os.
62.5
53.8
41.5
34.5

a s.
61.5
50.4
40.6
32.0

20.0
38.0
46.9
62.0

20.2
37.5
46.0
60.5

18.0
32.5
45.4
58.4

18.3
35.3
45.3
59.0

Lamb, leg of_.......
H en s...................
Salmon, canned,
red.
Milk, fresh------

—do___
—do___
—do___

19.7 37.7 38.2 39.3 39.9 45.1 46.3 43.5 42.0 41.5 39.5 39.3 38.0 40.9
23.4 40.6 41.3 41.3 41.1 42.5 42.0 42.5 42.5 42.6 43.1 42.1 41.6 41.9
34.6 35.0 34.6 34.3 34.9 34.5 34.8 34.8 34.4 34.1 33.5 33.5 34.4

Quart—

1.0 16.0 16.0 16.0 16.0 16.0 16.0 16.0 16.0 16.0 16.0 16.0 16.0 16.0

Milk, evaporated.
Butter..................
O leom argarine
(all butter sub­
stitutes)
Cheese.................
Lard.....................
V e g e ta b le lard
substitute.
Eggs, strictly fresh

Can i__
Pound.
-d o ...

12.1 12.1 12.0 11.8 11.7 11.9 11.7 11.8 11.9 11.9 12.0 11.9 11.9
36.6 56.2 56.3 56.9 56.3 55.1 54.7 54.6 55.0 56.8 58.0 57.9 58.8 56.4
29.1 30.0 29.4
29.6
29.3
29.1 29.1 ).0 29.4

—do___
—do___
—d o_...

22.4 40.3 40.4 41.3 40.2 40.6 41.4 41.4 40.9 40.9 41.5 41.6 41.6 41.0
15.5 18.9 18.7 18.4 18.1 18.5 18.7 18.6 18.8 19.5 19.9 19.2 18.6 18.8
26.2
26.1 26.0 26.2 26.1 26.1 26.1 25.9 26.0 25.9 25.9 26.1
50.9 47.5 50.2 51.0 56.8 61.4 70.6 75.4 80.7 79.5 63.2

Dozen,. 42.3 71.1

_js, storage-----Bread...... ............
Flour__________ _
Corn meal............

—do___
Pound..
—do___
—do___

51.3 49.2
9.2 9.2
5.3 5.3
7.0 6.9

Boiled oats..........
Corn flakes..........
Wheat cereal.......
Macaroni..... .......

— do___
8-oz. pkg.
28-oz. pkg
Pound

9.1 9.1 9.1 9.3 9.41
10.1 10.0 10.0 9.9 9.9
24.5 25.0 24.7 24.7 24.8
21.8 22.3 22.4 22.4 22.2

Bice........ ..........
Beans, navy____
Potatoes..............
Onions................

_do__
_do_.
_do___
_do__

Cabbage...........
Beans, baked.......
Corn, canned____
Peas, canned____

—do___
No. 2 can
—do___
—do___

Tomatoes, canned
Sugar, granulated.
Tea..................... .
Coffee. .................

12.8 12.8 12.8 13.0 13.1
— do___
Pound.- 5.3 7.0 7.0 6.9 7.0 7.1
— do___ 55.0 59.6 59.6 59.6 59.6 59.5
— do___ 33.8 51.5 51.6 51.9 51.7 51.7

Prunes.............
Baisins_______
Bananas______
Oranges...........

— do___
— do___
Dozen. _
—do___

115-16 ounces.




9.
"1.8

9.2
5.3
6.9

9.2
5.5
7.0

9.2
5.

9.2 9.1
5.6
6.6

5.7
6.5

9.3
9.9
24.8
22.3

9.0
5.4
6.9

9.2
9.8
25.4
21.9

48.0
9.0
5.3
6.9

9.0
5.2
6.8

50.
8.8
5.1
6.7

9.1
5.4

9.3 9.3 9.3 9.3 9.3
10.0 10.1 10.0 10.0 10.0
24.6 24.6 24.8 24.5 24.8
22.6 22.4 22.4 22.0 22.3

10.5 10.3 10.2 10.3 10.3 10.3 10.1 10.2 10.4 10.4 10.4 10.2 10.3
9.6 9.9 10.5 11.0 11.4 11.7 11.5 12.0 12.0 11.8 11.9 12.0 11.3
3.2 3.2 3.5 3.5 3.1 2.8 2.2 2.2 2.2 2.2 2.1 2.1 2.7
7.3 6.8
7.2 8.2 7.3 6.7 6.2
5.5 5.5
6.9
4.3 5.4 5.9 7.4 9.3 6.7 5.8 4.7 5.2 5.2 5.2 5.3 5.9
11.6 11.5 11.5 11.4 11.7 11.7 11.7 11.9 11.9 12.1 11.9 11.9 11.7
17.8 17.8 18.1 18.3 18.2 17.8 18.1 18.1 18.0 18.2 18.1 18.1 18.1
19.2 19.6 19.3 19.3 19.8 20.4 20.5 20.2 21.6 21.5 2L1 21.1 20.3

14.0
13.7
33.2
53.5

13.8
13.9
33.5
53.7

13.2
13.7
33.5
55.8

13.2
13.9
33.5
57.6

13.3
13.5
33.8
65.4

13.1
7.1
59.2
51.7
13.8
13.7
34.2
71.4

13.0 13.0 13.0 13.4 13.3 13.4 13.1
7.0 7.0 6.9 6.8 6.7 6.6 6.9
59.9 59.5 60.8 60.3 60.3 60.7 59.9
51.9 51.6 51.5 51.9 51.9 51.6 51.7
13.5
13.5
34.2
71.5

13.1
13.7
33.5
73.9

13.7
13.5
33.5
73.1

13.4
13.3
33.8
71.6

14.4
12.9
34.1
67.1

14.3
12.6
33.6
55.8

13.6
13.5
33.7
64.2

114
T a b le

RETAIL PRICES, 1890 TO 1928
12.—AVERAGE RETA IL PRICES OF SPECIFIED FOOD ARTICLES IN EACH
NEW ORLEANS, LA.
1927
®3

Article

Unit
® 8.
<
1

Sirloin steak....... .
Round steak........
Rib roast_______
Chuck roast....... .

Cts.
21.4
18.7
19.0
14.5

Cis.
34.9
31.2
30.0
20.7

Cts.
36.0
31.2
30.2
20.8

Cts.
36.6
32.3
30.6
21.1

Cts.
36.7
32.1
31.4
21.9

Cts.
36.1
32.2
31.1
21.6

Cts.
36.3
32.1
30.8
21.5

Cts.
37.0
32.9
31.2
21.8

Cts.
37.6
33.0
31.4
21.6

Cts.
37.5
33.3
31.2
21.3

Cis.
37.2
32.8
31.4
22.1

Plate beef........... .
Pork chops..........
Bacon, sliced____
Ham, sliced.........

11.3
22.8
30.4
27.3

18.5
36.0
50.5
53.7

17.8
36.3
50.2
54.3

18.3
37.8
49.9
54.6

18.2
37.0
50.4
53.3

17.4
34.8
48.1
51.3

17.5
34.5
48.0
51.8

17.7
35.2
47.0
51.1

17.2
37.4
46.2
50.4

17.7
40.4
46.4
50.1

18.2 18.6 19.4 18.0
40.4 35.7 32.7 36.5
44.5 47.8
45.9
50.9
46.8 51.5

Lamb, leg of.........
Hens........ .........
Salmon, canned,
red.
Milk, fresh-------- Quart. .

38.8 38.5 38.8 38.5 39.3
20.7 38.5 38.4 40.1 40.3 40.4 40.4 40.1
21.4 37.6 38.3 38.8 38.3 37.2 35.3 34.8 35.1 37.1 36.5 35.0 36.0 36.7
37.6 38.7 37.8 37.7 37.5 36.9 36.9 37.1 37.4 37.9 37.0 37.0 37.5

Milk, evaporated.
Butter.............
Oleom argarine
(all butter sub­
stitutes).

11.1 11.1 11.1 11.1 11.2 11.3 11.3 11.2 11.2 11.1 11.1 11.2 11.2
38.0 59.0 59.1 59.8 58.9 55.2 51.9 51.8 52.0 53.5 55.6 56.4 58.5 56.0
29.4 28.9 29.0 28.9 29.0 28.7 28.8 28.7 28.7 29.5 29.5 29.4 29.0

Cheese..................
Lard____ ____ —.
Vegetable lard
substitute.
Eggs, strictly fresh Dozen..

21.8 37.5 38.0 37.5 37.0 37.0 37.4
36.9 37.9 38.1 39.2 39.9 37.8
14.9 19.8 19.9 19.8 19.8 19.4 19.1 19.2 19.3 19.2 19.6 19.5 19.3 19.5
19.0 19.1 19.5 19.3 19.2 19.0 18.8 18.5 19.0 19.4 20.0 19.6 19.2

Cts.
36.3
32.5
30.8
21.7

Cts.
37.0
33.3
31.0
22.5

Cts.
36.7
32.4
30.9
21.6

9.8 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0

29.9 51.1 39.4 35.8 32.4 32.1 32.4 36.4 40.6 42.6 45.1 46.6 48.7 40.3

Flour..............

. —do___
Pound..
. —do___
— do___

Rolled oats___
Cora flakes----Wheat cereal..
Macaroni.........

...d o ___
8-oz. pkg.
28-oz.pkg
Pound..

Rice...............
Beans, navy__.
Potatoes..........
Onions............

7.4
...d o ___
. . . do___
...d o ___ " z i
__ do____

Cabbage..........
Beans, baked—
Corn, canned—
Peas, canned. .

...d o ___
4.1 4.1 4.0 3.9 4.9 7.5 4.8 4.8 4.6 4.4 4.5 4.1 4.6
No. 2 can
11.0 11.0 11.0 11.0 11.0 10.8 10.6 10.6 10.8 10.9 11.1 10.6 10.9
...d o ___ ....... 15.6 15.6 15.2 15.3 15.3 15.3 15.2 14.8 14.7 14.4 14.4 14.7 15.0
...d o ___
17.4 17.2 17.5 16.9 16.9 16.9 16.6 17.0 17.0 17.9 17.6 17. 17.2

Tomatoes, canned
Sugar, granulated.
Tea....................Coffee.................

— do___
11.8 12.0 11.5 11.4 11.4 11.1 10.8 10.8 10.6 10.7 10.5 10.3 11.1
Pound.. " 5.2 7.1 7.1 7.0 6.7 6.8 6.9 6.9 6.8 6.8 6.7 6.6 6.6 6.8
— do___ 62.1 80.4 80.0 80.0 80.0 80.1 78.1 79.1 78.8 78.8 79.3 79.3 79.5 79.5
— do___ 26.2 35.6 35.4 35.2 35.5 35.5 35.6 35.6 35.6 35.6 35.7 35.4 35.4 35.5

5.1
3.8
2.7

40.8 31.3
8.8 8.9
6.8 6.8
4.1 4.1




8.8
6.7
4.1

8.8
6.7
4.1

8.7
6.7
4.1

8.8
6.7
4.3

8.8
6.7
4.2

8.8
6.7
4.4

36.0 38.0 38.7
8.7 8.7 8.7
6.6 6.6
6.
4.2 4.1 4.4

8.8
6.7
4.2

9.0 9.0 9.0 9.0 8.9 9.0 9.0 8.9 8.9 8.9 8.8 8.9 8.9
10.4 10.3 10.3 10.0 10.0 9.8 9.9 9.8 9.7 9.7 9.7 9.6 9.9
24.5 24.6 24.6 25.0 24. 24.7 24.7 24.5 24.6 24.6 24.6 24.6 24.7
: : 10.5 10.4
10.5 10.4 10.4 10.7 10.5 10.7 10.7 10.6 10.6 10.7 10.6
9.8
8.4
4.7
4.5

9.7
8.3
4.6
4.7

Prunes................. . —do___
17.3 17.0
Raisins_________ — do....... ....... 13.9 13.7
Bananas............... Dozen__
15.7 15.8
do___
Oranges.............—
40.5 43.0
115-16 ounces.

8.8
6.8
4.1

9.7
8.2
4.
5.3

17.4
13.8
17.1
43.5

9.6
8.1
4.5
6.4

16.5
13.6
17.1
47.0

9.6
7.9
4.4
5.2

16.7
13.7
17.1
48.0

9.9
8.2
6.3
5.1

17.3
13.8
17.1
51.3

9.9
8.4
5.0
5.1

16.7
13.9
15.7
53.8

9.9
8.6
4.3
4.9

17.0
13.8
16.7
49.4

9.7
8.6
4.2
4.6

16.6
13.7
17.5
45.6

9.5
8.8
4.0
4.5

15.9
13.6
16.7
51.9

9.4
8.7
3.9
4.5

15.4
13.1
15.8
43.8

9.2
8.9
3.8
4.4

14.3
13.2
17.5
46.9

9.7
8.4
4.5
4.9

16.5
13.7
16.7
47.1

d e t a il e d

115

Ta b l e s

OF 51 CITIES, 1913, 1927, AN D 1928, AND EACH M ON TH OF 1927 AND 192&-Continued
NEW ORLEANS, LA.
1928
Article

Unit

Sirloin steak.......
Round steak.......
Rib roast..............
Cuck roast______

Pound.
...d o___
...d o___
..d o ___

Cts.
21.4
18.7
19.0
14.5

Cts.
37.2
32.9
31.3
22.3

Cts.
38.4
33.4
32.8
22.4

Cts.
38.9
34.7
33.3
23.7

Cts.
40.1
35.9
33.7
24.4

Plate beef...........
Pork chops_____
Bacon, sliced.......
Ham, sliced_____

..d o ___
..d o ___
..d o ___
..d o ___

11.3
22.8
30.4
27.3

19.0
31.3
42.9
48.7

19.4
30.5
41.0
47.1

19.2
29.8
40.6
47.7

20.1 18.9 18.9 19.7
31.6 35.9 34.5 36.5
41.8 43.1 41.1 41.9
47.7 48.3 48.0 49.0

Cts. CtS. Cts. Cts.
40.1 41.5 42.6 43.6
35.7 37.5 38.3 38.7
33.7 34.9 35.0 36.0
25.5 26.9
24.5

Cts.
44.7
38.9
36.3

a s.
44.6
39.1
35.9
26.3

Cts.
43.3
38.6
35.5
25.7

Cts.
42.4
38.2
35.7
25.6

Cts.
41.5
36.8
34.5
24.8

20.9
38.4
43.8
52.1

21.3
41.6
43.8
52.8

21.5
37.7
44.1
51.4

22.5
36.3
44.4
51.5

22.9
30.8
44.3
48.5

20.4
34.6
42.7
49.4

Lamb, leg of____ —do.—
Hens___________ ..d o ....
Salmon, canned,
..d o ___
red.
Milk, fresh........ . Quart..

42.0 40.2 39. 40.5 40.6 38.4 38.4 37.7 39.4
20.7 38.0 38.6
21.4 36.8 36.0 34.9 36.1 35.1 34.6 34.4 35.0 37.1 37.7 37.1 36.7 36.0
36.5 36.5 37.9 36.7 35.7 35.3 35.9 36.9 36.1 35.5 35.9 35.9 36.2

Milk, evaporated. Can 1__
Butter.................. Pound,
Oleom argarine —do___
(all butter sub­
stitutes).

11.2 11.1 10.9 10.8 10.7 10.7 10.8 10. 10.8 10.9 11.0 11.0 10.9
38.0 58.8 57.5 58.2 57.4 56.3 547 54.9 55. 56. 57.6 58.6 59. 57.2
29.1 29.1 29.2 28.2 28.2 28.3 28.3 28.4 28.4 28.5 28.6 28.5

Cheese................
L a r d ...................
V e g e t a b le lard
substitute.
Eggs,strictlyfresh.

21.8 40.4 40.4 39.0 38.1 37.7 38.2 38.9 38.5 39.3 38.8 38.9
14.9 19.3 18.1 17.0 17.1 17.2 18.1 18. 18.4 18.3 18.6 18.7 18.6 18.1
19.9 19.5 19.4 19.5 20.0 19.6 19.7 20.2 19.5 19.4 20.3 19.4 19.7

...d o ......
...d o ......
— do......

9.8 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0

Dozen.. 29.9 54.0 38.2 35.3

Eggs, storage....... ...d o ......
Bread....... .......... Pound..
Flour___________
do— ..
Corn meal______ ...d o .....

43.8 33.0
5.1 8.7 8.7
3.8 6.6 6.6
2.7 4.1 4.2

8.7
6.6
4.1

36.3 35.1 39.2 41.4 43.7 46.5 47.6 50.4 41.8
8.8
6.7
4.1

8.9
7.0
4.0

8.9
7.1
4.0

8.9
7.1
4.0

8.9
6.9
4.1

8.9
6.9
4.2

40.2 39.5 39.2
8.9 8.9 8.8
6.8 6.6 6.6
4.3 4.3 4 2

6.8
4.1

Rolled oats....... .
Corn flakes______
Wheat cereal. _
Macaroni........

...d o ___
8-oz. pkg.
28-oz.pkg.
Pound..

Rice____________
Beans, navy____
Potatoes.............
Onions_________

..d o .......
..d o ___
- d o ___
. . do..

Cabbage........ ......
Beans, baked____
Corn, canned____
Peas, canned.......

. —do.......
No. 2 can.
. . . do___
...d o .......

Tomatoes, canned.
Sugar, granulated.
T ea.................
Coffee...............

...d o.......
10.9 10.6 10.5 10.5 10.3 10.3 10.3 10. 10.4 10.5 10.9 11.0 10.6
5.2 6.6 6.5 6.5 6.5 6.7 6.7 6.6 6.5 6.5 6.3 6.1 6.1 6.5
Pound.
...d o___ 62.1 80.7 79.6 79.2 78.5 78.3 78.3 79. 82.6 81.8 81.9 80.9 80.9 80.2
...do..
26.2 35.2 35.3 35.4 35.6 35.5 35.9 35.5 35.0 35.2 35.1 35.0 34.9 35.3

Prunes...........
Raisins...........
Bananas.........
Oranges........

...d o .....
...d o___
Dozen. _
...d o— .

115 -16 ounces.




8.9 8.8 8.8 8.5 8.5 8.7 8.8 8.7 8.7
8.6 8.6 8.7
9.7 9.6 9.4 9.4 9.4 9.7 9.6 9.5 9.5 9.5 9.6 9.4 9.5
24.9 24.9 24.8 24. 24.8 24.8 24.8 24.7 24.6 24.9 24.6 24.9 24.8
10.8 10.8 10.7 10.7 10.7 10.8 10.8 10. 10.6 10. 10.5 10.9 10.7
7.4
2.1

9.4
9.2
3.7
4.6

9.4
9.3
3.6
4.9

9.4 9.1 9.4 9.3 9.4 9.1 8.8 8.5 8.5 8.7 9.1
9.6 10.3 10.6 10.9 10.8 10.7 11.3 11.1 11.4 11.9 10.6
3.8 4.0 3.7 3.0 2.9 2.9 2.9 3.0 3.1 3.3 3.3
5.6 3.9 4.2 4.3 4.8 5.0 5.3 6.4 5.1
5.7

4.4 5.1 4.3 4.3 4.1 4.7 4.6 4.7 5.0 4.6
5.4 4.1
11.1 10.9 10.8 10. 11.0 10.9 10.9 10.6 10.6 10.6 11.1 10.8 10.8
14.7 14.7 15.1 15.4 15.3 15.2 15.3 15.4 15.4 15.4 15.6 15.6 15.3
17.8 17.0 17.2 17.2 17.4 17.3 17.2 16.8 16.5 16.9 16.4 16.1 17.0

14.2
12.9
16.4
51.3

13.8
12.9
16.4
51.3

13.9
12.9
17.1
52.5

13.7 13.6
12.6 12.6
16.4 16.4
55.6 60.3

14.4
12.7
17.9
61.3

14.5
12.7
16.4
57.5

14.5
13.3
17.1
55.6

13.7
12.1
17.1
59.0

14.0
10.6
17.9
56.3

13.8
10.2
17.9
51.7

13.8
10.0
17.5
49.4

14.0
12.1
17.0
55.2

116

RETAIL PRICES, 1890 TO 1928

T able 12.—AVERAG E R E TA IL PRICES OF SPECIFIED FOOD ARTIC LE S IN EACH
NEW YORK, N. Y.
1927
Article

Unit

Sirloin steak__
Round steak____
Rib roast............
Chuck roast.........

Pound..
,__do___
...d o___
...d o___

Cts.
25.9
25.0
21.8
16.0

a s.
44.3
42.7
38.6
24.6

Cts.
44.0
42.4
38.6
24.8

Cts.
44.3
42.5
38.5
24.5

Cts.
45.9
44.1
39.0
25.4

Cts.
46.5
44.7
39.6
25.7

Cts.
46.5
44.9
39.6
25.5

Cts.
49.1
46.4
40.8
26.9

49.5
47.1
41.1
26.7

Cts.
49.7
47.0
41.0
27.0

Cts.
49.9
46.8
41.9
28.1

Cts.
50.3
47.1
42.6
28.4

Cts.
50.6
47.1
43.0
29.5

Cts.
47.6
45.2
40.4
26.4

Plate beef........... .
Pork chops......... .
Bacon, sliced____
Ham, sliced.........

...d o___
...d o ___
...d o___
...d o___

14.6
21.5
25.1
29.0

19.5
39.2
49.3
62.0

19.5
38.6
49.1
61.3

19.1
39.7
49.3
61.4

20.1
40.6
49.7
61.4

20.0
40.6
49.0
61.0

20.1
38.8
47.7
59.9

20.8
39.2
47.4
58.7

21.0
40.5
48.0
58.7

21.4
44.5
48.5
59.4

22.0
45.2
48.9
58.4

22.6
40.6
49.2
58.0

23.6
36.9
47.8
56.5

20.8
40.4
48.7
59.7

Lamb, leg of........
Hens.....................
Salmon, canned,
red.
Milk, fresh...........

...d o___
—do___
...d o-----

16.5 35.3 35.8 38.1 39.0 41.7 40.9 40.6 38.3 38.3 37.5 37.0 36.3 38.2
21.4 39.5 40.5 39.9 40.2 40.8 39.3 38.2 38.4 38.7 38.7 38.5 37.5 39.2
29.3 30.3 30.2 30.4 30.6 31.2 33.0 33.5 34.2 34.6 31.5
30.5

Quart...

9.0 15.0 15.0 15.0 15.0 15.0 15.0 15.0 15.0 16.0 16.0 16.0 16.0 15.3

Milk, evaporated. Can1
11.1 11.0 11.0 11.0 11.1 11.1 11.1 11.1 11.1 11.1 11.1 11.1 11.1
___
Butter.................. Pound., 38.2 58.8] 60.4 59.8 60.3 53.9 53.0 52.9 52.6 55.7 58.4 59.0 61.3 57.2
30.2 29.8 29.7 29.7 29.6 28.7 27.9 27.6 27.7 27.6 28.0 27.3 28.7
Oleom argarine —do___
(all butter sub­
stitutes).
Cheese..................
Lard...................
Vegetable
lard
substitute.
Eggs,strictly fresh.

—do___
— do___
—do___

40.3 40.5 39.0
19.7 38.1 38.0 38.2 38.5 38.9 38.6 38.6 38.6 39.8
16.1 20.5 20.3 20.1 20.3 19.9 19.9 19.9 19.7 20.5 20.5 20.6 20.3 20.2
26.2 26.3 26.2 26.1 26.1 26.1 26.0 25.9 25.9 25.9 25.9 25.5 26.0

Dozen__ 40.3 64.7 53.9 44.7 45.0 45.5 46.0 47.2 52.6 60.6 74.1 80.0 73.2 57.3

Eggs, storage.___ —do___
Bread..............
Pound._
Flour...............
—do___
—do___
Com meal.......

6.1
3.2
3.4

47.4 42.1
9.6 9.7
5.5 5.4
6.5 6.5

9.7
5.5
6.6

9.6
5.5
6.5

9.7
5.5
6.4

9.7
5.6
6.5

9.7
5.7
6.4

5.
6.5

9.7
5.5
6.4

43.9 42.1 42.9
9.7 9.6 9.6
5.5 5.4 5.4
6.6 6.7 6.5

9.7
5.5
6.5

8.7 8.7 8.7 8.6 8.7 8.7 8.7 8.7 8.6 8.7 8.6 8.6 8.7
10.0 10.0 10.0 9.5 9.5 9.4 9.1 8.8 8.6 8.8 9.1 9.1 9.3
23.9 24.0 23.9 24.0 24.0 24.0 24.0 24.0 23.9 23.9 24.0 23.9 24.0
20.8 20.9 20.9 20.9 20.9 20.9 20.9 21.1 21.1 21.1 21.1 21.0

Rolled oats...
Corn flakes...
Wheat cereal.
Macaroni.......

...d o ___
8-oz.pkg.
28-oz.pkg.
Pound..

Rice....................
Beans, navy.......
Potatoes..............
Onions................

...d o ___
...d o ___
— do___
...d o ___

Cabbage...............
Beans, baked.......
Corn, canned.......
Peas, canned__

...d o .......
No.2can
...d o ___
...d o ___

Tomatoes, canned
Sugar, granulated.
Tea..................... .
Coffee................. .

11.4 11.3 11.2 11.4 11.4 11.5 11.4 11.5 11.3 11.2 11.2 11.0 11.3
— do___
Pound.. 4.9 6.8 6.8 6.7 6.3 6.3 6.5 6.7 6.6 6.4 6.4 6.3 6.2 6.5
...d o___ 43.3 65.9 65.5 66.2 66.3 66.3 66.3 66.3 66.3 66.5 67.1 67.3 66.5 66.4
— do___ 27.4 46.7 46.2 46.2 45.0 44.5 44.6 44.2 44.4 45.2 45.4 45.8 46.4 45.4

Prunes................ . ...d o ___
Raisins................ ...d o ___
Bananas............... Dozen__
Oranges............... —do___
115-16 ounces.




8.0 10.1 10.1 10.0 10.0 9.7 9.8 9.6 9.7 9.7 10.1 10.1 9.9
9.9 9.9 9.9 9.9 10.1 10.2 10.0 10.0 10.2 10.3 10.2 10.2 10.1
4.3 4.2 4.2 4.2 4.6 5.4 3.7 3.2 3.3 3.6 3.5 3.5 4.0
9.0 9.1 7.3 6.5 5.4 5.0 4.9 5.0 6.3
5.5 5.5 5.8

"2."5

4.4 4.0 3.7
3.5 3.6 5.3
5.0 5.3 5.9 6.5 8.4
10.5 10.6 10.6 10.7 10.6 10.6 10.5 10.7 10.9 11.2 11.0 11.0 10.7
14.7 14.4 14.3 14.3 14.1 13.8 13.8 13.9 14.3 14.3 14.5 14.5 14.2
14.8 14.9 14.7 14.7 14.7 14.8 14.7 14.7 14.4 14.6 14.9 14.7 14.7

13.9 13.8 13.9 13.7
14.3 14.1 14.1 13.7
37.7 39.3 39.7 38.9
50.6 51.1 54.6

13.5
13.5
38.9
57.0

13.6
14.0
36.6
56.6

14.1
14.1
35.6
58.1

13.9
13.9
37.1
64.6

13.4
13.9
35.4
65.8

13.0
13.9
35.4
74.3

12.8
13.6
38.5
67.4

12.2
13.2
37.8
62.7

13.5
13.9
37.6
59.4

117

DETAILED TABLES

OF 51 CITIES, 1913, 1927, AN D 1928, AND EACH M ON TH OF 1927 AND 1928—Continued
NEW YORK, N. Y.
1928

Article

•8
bflr-l

Unit

Cts.
25.9
25.0
21.8
16.0

a s.
49.7
47.0
42.7
28.9

Cts.
49. i
46.7
42.7
27.7

Cts.
49.0
46.5
42.7
28.5

Cts.
49. f
47.1
42.9
28.4

a s.
51.0
48.3
43.2
30.

Cts.
57.1
53.6
46.4
32.1

Cts.
55.4
51.8
46.1
31.4

Cts.
53.9
50.9
44.9
31.4

Cts.
52.5
50.0
44.1
30.6

CtSi
52.3
49.4
44.0
29.9

Plate beef.......... .
Pork chops_____
Bacon, sliced-----Ham, sliced........ .

—do___ 14.6 23.2 23.9
—do----- 21.5 35.1 34.4
—do___ 25.1 45.2 45.0
—do___ 29.0 55.2 55.6

23.3
34.1
45.2
54.8

23.8
35.5
44.4
54.2

23.6
38.7
44.9
54.8

24.3 26.0
23.3
38.6 40.5 43.7 47.4
45.8 46.7 47.0 47.3
57.7 57.8 59.4 60.4

26.0
41.0
47.7
59.9

26.4
39.9
46.4
58.8

25.7
36.1
45.0
57.5

24.4
38.8
45.9
57.2

Lamb, leg of........
Hens................... .
Salmon, canned,
red.
Milk, fresh......... .

_.d o --..
—do___
—do___

16.5 35.1 36.2 36.9 38.0 41.4 42.1 40.2 38.6 40.4 38.5 37. 35.8 38.4
21.4 38.2 39.4 39.5 39.3 40.2 40.0 39.4 39.2 39.8 39.7 39.8 39.1 39.5
34.2 34.3 34.4 34.6 34.6 34.4 34.3 33.2 31.6 31.0 30.8 30.6 33.2

Quart—

9.0 16.0 16.0 15.0 15.0 15.0 15.0 15.5 16.0 16.0 16.0 16.0 16.0 15.6

Sirloin steak....... . Pound..
Round steak........ — do___
Rib roast............ . - d o . . - .
Chuck roast....... . —do___

Milk, evaporated. Can im ­
Butter.................. pound.,
O leom argarine —do----(all butter sub­
stitutes).
Cheese..................
Lard__.................
V e g e ta b le lard
substitute.
Eggs, strictly fresh

—do—
—do—
„ d o ...

Eggs, storage-----Bread...... .............
Flour....................
Corn meal.......

„ d o .- _
Pound.
—do-__
—d o . . .

Cts.
49.8
46.9
42.3
28.2

08.
53.5
50.6
44.5
30.0

Cts.
56.0
52.8
45.3
31.6

11.2 11.1 10.7 10.6 10.6 10.6 10.7 10.7 10.9 10.9 10.9 10.8 10.8

S8.2 60.1 56.9 57.9 55.6 55.6 53.8 54.5 56.0 57.7 57.6 59.4 60.6 57.1

27.0 27.7 27.8 27.6 27.6 27.9 27.6 27.6 28.2 28.5 28.5

27.9

19.7 40.5 40.3 40.4 40.7 40.8 41.1 41.0 40.5 41.1 41.3 41.3 40.5 40.8
16.1 19.8 19.2 18.9 19.0 19.0 19.0 19.2 19.4 20.3 20. 20.1 19.7 19.5
25.8 25.9 25.9 25.8 25.6 25.7 25.7 25.8
25.8 25.8 25.8 25.8

Dozen _ _ 40.3

54.2 46.8 45.4 47.1 48.3 49.8 54.6 62.0 68.:

48.1 40.7
6.1 9.1 9.1
3.2 5.3 5.2
3.4 6.7 6.6

8.8
5.1
6.7

8.8
5.2
6.6

8.8
5.5
6.6

8.8
5.5
6.5

8.7
5.5
6.6

8.7
5.3
6.5

74.5 70.6 57.4

42.8 43.2 43.7
8.7 8.6 8.6 8.6
5.0 4.9 4.8 4.9
6.8 6.6
6.7

8.8
5.2
6.6

—do___
8-oz.pkg.
28-oz.pkg.
Pound..

8.7 8.6 8.7 8.6 8.6 8.5 8.7 8.6
8.6 8.6 8.7 8.5
9.2 9.2 9.2 8.8 8.8 8.6 8.6 8.7 8.8 8.9 8.9 9.0 8.9
23.9 24.1 24.2 24.2 24.2 24.2 24.2 24.0 24.4 24.5 24.6 24.6 24.3
20.9 20.8 20.7 20.8 20.9 20.7 20.8 20.8 20,8 20.9 20.7 20.7 20.8

Rice................. .
Beans, navy_____
Potatoes...............
Onions.................

.d o___
.d o----_do-----do___

8.0 10.2 30.0 10.0 10.2 9.9 9.8 9.9 9.9 9.9 9.8 9.7 9.9 9.9
10. 10.9 11.2 11.8 12.2 12.5 12.8 12.9 13.2 13.2 13.2 13.3 12.3
2.5 3.6 3.6 4.0 4.4 4.2 3.0 2.5 2.4 2.4 2.4 2.5 2.5 3.1
5.1 5.4 6.2 7.2 7.7 6.3 6.2 5.6 6.5 6.6 6.6 7.1 6.4

Cabbage..... .........
Beans, baked____
Corn, canned____
Peas, canned........

...d o ___
No. 2 can
—d o -_ .
—do___

4.0 4.5 6.1 8.6 8.6 5.2 4.3 4.5 4.6 4.7 4.7 4.9 5.4
10.9 10.7 11.1 10.9 11.1 11.3 11.4 11.2 11.3 11.3 11.6 11.4 11.2
14.5 14.8 15.1 15.2 15.2 15.4 15.3 15.2 15.4 14.9 14.7 14.8 15.0
15.2 15.2 15.0 15.3 15.6 15.6 15.8 15.0 15.3 15.5 15.1 15.3 15.3

Rolled oats...
Corn flakes...
Wheat cereal.
Macaroni.......

Tomatoes, canned. — do.__
Sugar, granulated. PoundTea..................... ...d o _
_
Coffee................. . . . do.__
Prunes...
Raisins...
Bananas..
Oranges..

-_do-__
do-__
Dozen.
—do.__

115-16 ounces.




11.1 11.0 11.1 11.1 11.0 10.9 11.0 11.2 11.2 11.7 11.7 11.5 11.2
4.9 6.3 6.3 6.3 6.4 6.5 6.7 6.6 6.3 6.3 6.2 6.0 6.0 6.3
43.3 66.7 68.1 67.1 68.0 68.0 68.5 68.0 68.6 67.8 68.0 67.2 67.1 67.8
27.4 47.0 46.8 46.7 46.2 46.3 46.0 46.0 46.1 45.7 45.7 45.4 45.4 46.1
12.6
13.1
40.2
60.3

12.1
13.2
39.3
60.1

12.4
13.3
38.5
62.2

12.5
13.3
38.9
63.9

12.8
13.8
39.0
73.8

13.1
13.3
37.7
75.2

13.3
13.4
37.0
71.0

13.4
13.1
36.1
74.2

12.6
12.9
38.3
78.3

13.6
12.1
40.2
76.7

12.9
12.0
39.1
67.3

13.5
11.8
38.7
56.8

12.9
12.9
38.6
68.3

118

RETAIL PRICES, 1890 TO 1928

T able 13.—A V E RAG E R E TA IL PRICES OF SPECIFIED FOOD ARTICLES IN EACH
NORFOLK, VA.

®§?
Article

Sirloin steak..
Round steak..
Rib roast.......
Chuck roast~

Unit

Plate beef___
Pork chops__
Bacon, sliced.
Ham, sliced..

Cts.
40.6
34.5
31.6
22.5

Cts.
39.8
33.8
31.2
23.0

Cts.
40.0
34.2
31.2
23.3

Cts.
41.2
34.9
32.9
24.1

Cts.
41.1
34.9
33.4
23.6

Cts.
40.9
34.9
32.3
23.5

Cts.
41.8
36.8
33.4
24.3

Cts.
42.2
36.5
33.4
23.3

Cts.
42.1
36.3
32.7
23.6

Cts.
42.5
37.0
32.0
23.3

Cts.
41.9
36.4
32.9
23.9

Cts.
42.3
37.0
32.6
24.4

Cts.
41.4
35.6
32.5
23.6

15.5
35.6
46.8
49.8

Pound.
.__do___
...d o_
_
...d o___

15.6
34.8
45.1
48.0

16.2
35.5
43.5
46.5

15.4
36.5
45.7
50.5

15.8
36.7
44.5
49.5

15.7
35.7
44.4
49.4

15.9
35.2
44.1
48.0

16.2
36.2
44.3
47.8

16.3
38.2
43.1
46.7

15.
38.
45.1
48.3

15.9
34.2
41.7
47.0

17.5
32.0
43.1
46.3

16.0
35.8
44.3
48.2

Lamb, leg of........
Hens....................
Salmon, canned,
red.
Milk, fresh_____

... do—_
...do.__
—do__ _

39.3 39.2 40.0 42.5 41.3 43.1 42.1 41.7 41.3 42.2 39.2 40.5 41.0
40.2 39.2 39.4 38.8 38.2 37.1 36.7 35.9 35.1 35.7 37.1 36.5 37.5
33.1 33.9 33.7 33.1 34.2 33.9 33.9 33.9 35.1 36.5 35.9 35.7 34.4

Quart—

17.5 17.5 17.5 18.0 17.5 17.5 17.5 17.5 17.5 18.0 18.0 18.0 17.7

Milk, evaporated
Butter..................
O leom argarine
(all butter sub­
stitutes).

Can i__
Poimd.
do—-

11.2 11.2 11.2 11.2 11.4 11.6 11.8 11.7 11.8 11.8 11.8 11.8 11.5
60.8 60.4 59.9 61.0 57.1 56.2 54.7 55.3 55.3 57.8 58.9 60.5 58.2
27.7 28.1 28.1 28.3 28.3 28.7 27.7 26.8 26.3 26.4 27.4 25.0 27.4

Cheese. ...............
Lard.....................
Vegetable la r d
substitute.
Eggs,strictly fresh.

...d o —_
-d o -.„ d o „ -

35.4 35.0 34.8 35.2 35.1 35.1 35.0 35.2 35.8 35.8 36.4 37.5 35.5
19.0 18.6 18.6 18.8 18.9 18.6 18.8 18.8 19.2 19.1 19.4 19.1 18.9
22.1 21.8 21.7 21.4 21.8 22.8 22.8 23.0 22.9 22.5 22.4 23.0 22.4

Dozen..

55.0 41.5 34.0

Eggs, storage.......
Bread...................
Flour....................
Corn meal............

d o ._ Pound,
...d o—_
...d o_
_

48.8 32.5
9.9 9.9
5.9 5.8
4.5 4.3

Rolled oats...
Com flakes_
_
Wheat cereal .
Macaroni____

—do___
8-oz. pkg.
28-oz.pkg.
Pound..

9.0 9.0 9.1 8.6
8.8 8.8 8.7 8.6 8.6 8.5 8.4 8.7
10.4 10.3 10.3 9.8
9.7 9.6 9.7 9.7 9.7 9.7 9.7 9.9
24.8 24.5 24.3 24.3 24.5 25.2 25.0 25.0 25.2 25.0 24.8 24.8 24.8
19.1 19.3 19.3 19.1 19.1 19.1 19.1 19.1 19.1 19.1 19.1 19.0 19.1

Rice...............
Beans, navy..
Potatoes........
Onions..........

...d o ___
do..
...d o ___
do..

12.1 11.9 11.6 11.6 11.6 11.6 11.7 11.5 11.5 11.7 11.6 11.4 11.7
8.8 8.3 8.3 8.1 8.1 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.2 8.8 8.4 8.5 8.3
4.6 4.3 4.2 4.2 5.6 6.2 3.8 3.8 3.9 3.8 3.7 3.7 4.3
6.6 6.3 6.4 7.4 8.2 8.1 7.4 7.0 5.6 5.4 5.3 4.8 6.5

5.8
4.3

32.1 33.2 34.7 40.5 51.9 60.0 62.2 63.0 45.1
9.9
5.7
4.4

9.9
5.7
4.3

5.6
4.5

9.9
5.6
4.6

9.9
5. 7 5.7
4.6 4.7

42.8 45.4 47.5
9.9 9.9 9.9
5.6 5.5 5.5
4.7 4.6 4.6

5.7
4.5

Cabbage.............. ...d o ___
Beans, baked....... No.2can_
Corn, canned....... . „ do___
Peas, canned.......
d o„_.

4.6 5.0 5.1 5.0 7.3 6.5 5.2 4.9 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.2 5.1
9.8 9.7 9.7 9.7 9.7 9.7 9.8 9.9 9.9 9.8 9.9 9.9 9.8
15.8 15.0 14.6 14.9 14.9 15.0 14.9 14.7 14.7 15.4 14.6 14.8 14.9
19.5 19.9 19.5 19.3 18.9 19.1 19.2 19.2 18.7 18.5 17.3 17.4 18.9

Tomatoes, canned
Sugar, granulated
T ea.__.................
Coffee...................

— d o-_Pound.
__ do.__
— do—_

9.9 9.9
9.9 9.9 9.7 9.7 9.9
10.1 9.9 9.8
7.2 7.0 7.0 7.0 6.9 7.0 7.1 6.9 6.9 6.9 6.8 6.8 7.0
94.0 93.2 93.2 93.2 92.7 94.5 95.8 95.8 96.4 96.4 96.4 96.4 94.8
47.2 48.4 48.8 48.6
50.9 50.6 50.2 48.8 48.2 47.8 47.8 47.7

Prunes................
Raisins............
Bananas..........
Oranges...........

.._do.__
. . . do.__
Dozen..
...do— _

15.4
14.6
32.8
48.9

115— ounces.
16




15.1
14.5
33.0
50.2

15.1
14.4
33.0
46.7

15.3
14.3
32.8
48.3

15.3
14.1
32.5
52.5

15.7
14.2
34.1
56.7

15.4
14.3
33.2
55.0

16.0
14.3
34.5
53.8

15.7
14.5
34.5
50.6

14.9
14.2
33.5
60.7

14.1
14.1
34.0
50.9

13.3
13.5
34 5
51.1

15.1
14 3
33.5
52.1

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DETAILED TABLES

OF 51 CITIES, 1913, 1927, A N D 1928, AN D EACH M ON TH OF 1927 AN D 1928—Continued
NORFOLK, VA.
1928
Article

£

Unit
>»>

&

£
§
G

Sirloin steak....... .
Round steak____
Rib roast............ .
Chuck roast.

Cts.
42.3
36.2
33.9
25.0

a s.
42.7
37.8
33.2
24.1

a s.
43.1
37.4
33.2
24.6

a s.
42.7
37.8
34.2
24.9

Cts.
43.1
38.1
34.3
25.5

a s.
44.5
39.1
35.5
26.0

a s.
46.9
41.8
37.5
27.8

a s.
48.8
43.6
38.0
29.0

a s.
49.2
44.4
40.0
28.3

Cts.
48.5
42.3
38.3
28.3

Cts.
47.2
41.5
39.0
28.1

Cts.
46.8
40.9
38.4
27.8

a s.
45.5
40.1
36.3
26.6

Plate beef...........
Pork chops...........
Bacon, sliced.......
Ham, sliced

17.7
29.8
41.7
45.3

17.0
29.2
42.6
45.0

17.2
28.6
42.2
45.6

17.8
30.0
42.2
46.1

17.3
33.2
42.3
45.5

18.0
32.5
41.8
46.0

18.4
34.0
41.9
46.0

18.0
36.1
42.7
46.5

19.8
37.2
42.5
47.0

20.9
35.2
42.1
47.5

20.9
32.9
42.8
47.2

20.3
30.6
41.4
46.3

18.6
32.4
42.2
46.2

Lamb, leg of..
Hens....................
Salmon, canned,
red.
Milk, fresh......... Quart.

40.0 39.7 40.0 43.0 41.7 44.2 46.7 45.8 44.7 41.2 40.3 40.0 42.3
37.7 37.9 36.5 36.7 36.1 36.5 36.2 35.7 36.8 37.5 38.0 37.5 36.9
37.1 36.6 35.9 36.9 36.4 35.9 37.5 36.9 36.2 34.9 35.4 33.7 36.1

Milk, evaporated.
Butter..................
Oleom argarine
(all butter sub­
stitutes).

11.5 11.7 11.4 11.3 11.0 11.4 11.2 11.5 11.4 11.4 11.5 11.4 11.4
60.1 59.9 59.8 59.1 58.9 58.4 57.9 58.4 58.9 59.7 60.6 61.2 59.4
25.0 24.5 25.0 25.0 25.0 25.0 25.0 25.0 25.0 26.1 26.1 26.7 25.3

Cheese................. —.do___
Lard......... ......... . ...d o ___
V e g e ta b le lard ...d o —
substitute.
Eggs, strictly fresh Dozen.

36.9 37.4 35.9 35.5 35.2 34.8 35.2 35.1 35.4 35.2 35.0 35.3 35.6
18.5 17.9 17.5 17.3 17.5 17.9 17.7 18.1 18.6 19.0 18.8 18.6 18.1
23.2 22.4 22.4 22.7 21.8 21.7 21.3 21.2 21.6 21.7 21.7 21.6 21.9

. . . do—
Pound.
Bread
Flour______ ____ ...d o —
Corn meal—. .......
do___

46.8 47.7
9.9 9.9
5.5 5.5
4.6 4.6

Rolled oats.........
do..
Corn flakes______ 8-oz. pkg.
Wheat cereal........ 28-oz. pkg
Macaroni.............. Pound..

8.6 8.5 8.6 8.6 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.6 8.8 8.8 8.8 8.7 8.6
9.7 9.7 9.7 9.7 9.7 9.6 9.7 9.7 9.7 9.7 9.7 9.7 9.7
24.8 25.0 25.1 25.2 25.3 24.8 24.8 25.3 25.4 25.3 24.9 25.3 25.1
19.0 19.0 19.0 19.0 19.0 19.0 19.0 19.0 19.0 19.0 19.0 19.1 19.0

Rice____________
Beans, navy_____
Potatoes............. Onions..................

..-d o ___
. —do___
— do___
— do.......

11.3 11.1 11.1 11.1 11.1 11.0 11.0 11.0 11.3 11.0 10.7 10.7 11.0
8.8 9.1 9.8 10.4 11.1 11.3 11.7 11.8 12.0 11.7 12.3 12.4 11.0
3.8 3.9 4.1 4.2 4.1 3.3 2.1 1.9 1.9 2.0 2.1 2.5 3.0
5.3 5.0 5.5 7.0 7.1 6.8 6.2 5.7 6.9 6.8 7.0 7.5 6.4

Cabbage________
Beans, baked.......
Corn, canned____
Peas, canned____

— do___
No. 2 can
— do___
—do___

4.3 5.0 5.2 6.7 7.8 3.5 3.3 4.1 4.5 4.7 4.7 5.0 4.9
9.9 9.9 9.7 9.7 9.9 9.9 10.0 10.2 10.4 10.5 10.7 10.7 10.1
14.8 14.8 14.4 14.6 15.0 14.8 14.8 15.0 14.6 14.7 14.7 15.1 14.8
17.8 17.6 16.8 16.8 17.0 17.5 18.2 18.1 18.2 18.2 17.7 17.4 17.6

Tomatoes, canned.
Sugar, granulated.
Tea..................... .
Coffee................. .

—do___
Pound.
—d o .„ .
—do___

9.7 9.7 9.7 9.6 9.7 9.5 9.7 9.7 9.9 9.9 10.1 10.2 9.8
6.7 6.8 6.7 6.9 6.8 6.9 6.9 6.9 6.9 6.9 6.7 6.7 6.8
94.5 96.7 95.4 95.8 95.7 94.1 95.1 94.6 94.7 95.6 94.7 94.7 95.1
49.4 49.8 50.2 48.8 48.8 49.0 49.5 49.6 50.5 50.5 51.0 51.0 49.8

Prunes..................
Raisins.................
Bananas...............
Oranges................

— d o ....
—do_
_
Dozen _
— do.__

13.9
13.6
34.5
51.2

115-16 ounces.




18.0 18.0 18.0 18.0 18.0 18.0 18.0 18.0 18.0 18.0 18.0 18.0 18.0

54.1 45.1 33.6 33.4 35.9 39.1 42.5 45.0 51.5 57.6 62.9 60.3 46.8

13.6
13.8
34.4
50.2

9.9
5.5
4.7

13.7
13.5
33.9
59.0

9.9
5.4
4.6

13.0
13.5
31.1
59.5

9.9
5.6
4.6

13.7
13.8
33.3
58.1

9.9
5.8
4.7

13.2
13.8
33.5
61.3

9.9
5.9
4.7

13.3
13.7
34.5
63.1

9.9
5.7
4.8

13.4
13.5
33.5
60.7

9.9
5.5
4.7

13.1
13.7
33.0
75.8

39.9 46.4 45.4
9.9 9.9 9.9' 9.9
5.5 5.4 5.4 5.6
4.7 4.7 4.8 4.7

13.4
12.3
33.6
67.1

13.7
11.8
32.1
59.5

14.0 13.5
11.5 13.2
29.2 33.1
46.2

120

RETAIL PRICES, 1890 TO 1928

T able 12.—AVERAGE R E TA IL PRICES OF SPECIFIED FOOD ARTICLES IN EACH
OMAHA, NEBR.
1927
Article

Unit

Sirloin steak_____
Round steak____
Rib roast...........—
Chuck roast.........

Pound-.
..d o ____
__do___
-.d o ___

Plate beef.........— ...d o __
Pork chops....... __ .d o....
Bacon, sliced------ ___do__
Ham, sliced_____ ...d o __
Lamb, leg of_____
Hens.....................
Salmon, canned,
red.
Milk, fresh....... . .

___do__
-_.do__
..d o __
Quart—.

Milk, evaporated. Can
Bsutter.................. Pound.
O leom argarine ...d o ___
(all butter sub­
stitutes).

Cts.
25.0
21.7
18.4
15.7

Cts.
36.8
34.0
26.3
21.7

Cts.
37.0
33.8
26.4
22.0

Cts.
37.0
33.8
26.0
22.1

Cts.
37.8
35.1
26.1
22.2

Cts.
38.0
35.6
26.7
22.8

Cts.
37.7
35.5
26.5
22.3

Cts.
39.5
37.6
27.2
22.9

Cts.
40.1
37.8
27.4
22.9

Cts.
39.9
38.1
27.8
23.1

Cts.
39.8
37.4
27.4
23.5

Cts.
39.1
36.8
26.6
23.2

Cts.
38.9
36.1
26.5
23.1

Cts.
38.5
36.0
26.7
22.7

10.7
19.5
27.7
29.1

13.2
34.7
51.2
57.8

12.9
33.8
51.0
58.2

13.2
35.2
50.
58.2

12.9
35.1
50.7
58.2

13.3
34.4
50.7
57.6

13.3
33.6
50.2
56.3

13.2
33.5
50.0
54.1

12.8
35.7
48.9
53.8

13.2
38.6
48.2
51.2

13.0
41.1
49.1
50.3

13.6
34.5
48.8
50.4

14.6
30.5
48.1
49.3

13.3
35.1
49.8
54.6

17.2 36.3 36.0 36.6 38.5 39.6 38.8 38.7 37.9 37.5 38.1 37.5 37.6 37.8
17.3 32.6 32.9 32.9 33.4 32.5 31.0 30.0 29.6 30.9 29.9 29.5 29.8 31.3
35.1 35.1 35.4 35.1 35.1 34.8 34.5 34.4 35.1 34.9 35.5 35.8 35.1
8.2 11.3 11.3 11.3 m 3 10.3 10.3 10.3 10.8 11.3 11.3 11.3 11.3 10.9
11.8 11.7 11.7 11.7 11.8 11.8 11.8 11.8 11.8 11.7 11.8 11.8 11.8
36.7 54.7 54.7 55.8 55.5 52.1 50.6 49.4 48.4 48.3 51.0 52.6 53.9 52.3
26.2 26.0 26.1 26.3 26.3 26.1 26.1 26.2 26.1 26.0 26.2 26.4 26.2

Cheese.................. — do___ 22.9 37.0 36.4 37.0
Lard..................... —.do___ 17.4 22.8 22.1' 21.8
26.7 26.6 26.6
Vegetable la r d ...d o ___
substitute.
Eggs, strictly fresh Dozen__ 27.1 45.1 35.5 28.9

36.1 36.4 36.1 36.4 36.3 38.0 37.7
38.7 37.1
21.2 20.9 20.5 20.5 19.6 19.7 20.3 20.3 20.2 20.8
25.9 26.4 27.4 26.0 25.9 25.9 26.0 25.4 25.6 26.2
28.5 27.9 26.9 28.7 30.9 35.8

42.1 46.1 51.1 35.6
37.8 35.9 40.1
9.7 9.7 9.7
4.6 4.5 4.5
4.9 4.7 4.6

Eggs, storage.—.
Bread.................
Flour................. .
Corn meal............

...d o ___
Pound.
__ do___
—.do___

Rolled oats...
Corn flakes...
Wheat cereal .
Macaroni.......

...d o „
8-oz.pkg.
28-oz.pkg.
P ound..

Rice....................
Beans, navy____
Potatoes.......... ....
Onions............ —

...d o ____ 8.5 11.0 11.0 11.0 11.0 10.8 11.3 11.1 11.1 11.1 11.0 10.9 11.0 11.0
...d o ..
9.8 9.7 10.0 9.8 9.6 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.1 10.0 10.1 10.0
’ l."6 3.9 3.8 3.7 3.6 4.4 6.5 3.7 2.9 2.6 2.4 2.2 2.3 3.5
— do..
5.9 6.3 6.7 8.7 9.3 9.3 8.9 6.9 5.4 5.1 5.3 5.3 6.9
— do_.

— do..
Beans, baked____ No. 2 can
Corn, canned____ — do____
Peas, canned..
do..
Tomatoes, canned
Sugar, granulated.
Tea.......................
Coffee..............




9.8
4.6
4.7

9.7
4.6
4.6

9.7
4.6
4.7

10.2
12.2
28.0
21.2

10.1
10.5
28.0
21.3

10.1
10.3
27.9
21.3

10.1
10.2
27.9
21.3

10.2
12.4
28.0
20.7

10.2
12.7
28.0
20.6

10.2
11.5
28.0
21.2

10.2
11.1
28.0
21.2

10.2
10.9
28.0
21.2

10.1
10.1
27.8
21.3

10.1
10.1
27.8
21.3

10.1
10.1
27.8
21.3

9.9
4.6
4.7
10.2
11.0
27.9
21.2

4.4 4.6 5.1 5.0 9.1 11.7 3.8 3.8 3.6 3.2 3.3 3.4 5.1
12.8 13.1 13.2 13.4 13.3 13.4 13.0 13.0 13.0 12.9 13.0 12.9 13.1
15.8 16.3 16.2 16.0 16.1 16.3 16.2 16.4 16.2 16.4 15.9 16.3 16.2
15.5 15.4 15.3 15.7 15.5 15.5 15.3 15.3 15.3 15.3 15.4 15.9 15.5

..d o ___
13.3 13.2 13.2 13.1 12.8 13.1 13.1 12.9 12.8 13.1 13.1 13.2 13.1
Pound-. 5.8 7.8 7.9 7.9 7.9 7.9 7.8 7.9 7.7 7.6 7.5 7.4 7.3 7.7
...d o____ 56.0 80.3 79.4 79.4 79.7 78.8 79.1 7a 4 77.8 77.8 78.4 78.1 77.8 78.8
...d o____ 30.0 54.4 54.2j 53.6 53.8 53.6 53.6 53.5 53.4 53.4 53.6 53.6 53.7 53.7

Prunes................ . ...do___
Raisins................. „ .d o ___
.do.
Bananas..........
Dozen..
Oranges...........
*15-16 ounces.

38.8
5.2 10.2 10.2 10.1 10.1 10.1 10.1
2.8 4.7 4.7 4.6 4.6 4.6 4.6
2.4 4.8 4.8 4.8 4.8 4.7 4.6

16.5
15.5
12.0
47.7

16.8*
15.7j
11.8
48.4j

16.3
15.6
11.7
49.1

16.1
15.6
11.3
47.6

16.6
15.6
11.3
47.1

16.4
15.6
10.5
44.8

16.5
15.3
10.6
43.2

16.4
15.2
10.7
44.5

16.4
15.2
11.0
46.5

14.8
15.0
11.1
44.8

14.4
14.9
11.8
47.1

14.0
14.7
11.9
54.4

15.9
15.3
11.3
47.1

121

DETAILED TABLES

OF 51 CITIES, 1913, 1927, AN D 1928, AN D EACH M ON TH OF 1927 A N D 1928—Continued
OMAHA, NEBR.
1928
W
)rH

Article

Unit

Sirloin steak.......
Round steak___
Rib roast............
Chuck roast.......

Pound-.
...d o ----...d o —
— do___

Cts.
25.0
21.7
18.4
15.7

Cts.
38.4
36.7
26.5
22.9

Cts.
38.9
36.2
26.8
23.0

Cts.
38.8
36.6
26.7
23.0

Cts.
39.5
37.5
27.1
23.7

Cts.
40.8
38.8
28.3
25.1

a s.
43.7
42.5
30.4
28.3

Cts.
47.1
45.5
32.1
29.6

Cts.
49.5
47.5
33.4
30.7

a s.
50.4
47.9
33.9
30.9

Cts.
49.2
45.3
33.9
30.4

Cts.
46.9
44.1
32.4
29.3

Cts.
45.3
41.6
31.9
28.1

Cts.
44.0
41.7
30.3
27.1

Plate beef...........
Pork chops------Bacon, sliced----Ham, sliced-------

— do_.
...d o .—
.-.d o .-.
— do__.

10.7
19.5
27.7
29.1

14.5
28.8
46.6
48.4

14.4
27.2
45.9
46.8

14.5
‘25.4
44.4
46.8

14.5
28.8
43.8
46.8

14.9
34.2
45.0
48.2

15.7
32.9
45.2
49.6

16.5
34.4
46.1
51.6

17.2
37.5
47.4
54.1

18.7
42.6
47.7
55.1

18.4
37.1
48.3
55.2

18.7
34.8
45.2
53.4

19.0
29.3
45.2
51.8

16.4
32.8
45.9
50.7

Lamb, leg of........ ..-d o -..
Hens...................
d o ....
Salmon, canned, .. . do___.
red.
Milk, fresh......... . Quart-

17.2 36.7 35.9 36.2 37.9
40.3 40.6 39.0 39.0 37.8 36.8 35.3 37.9
17.3 30.8 31.1 31.3 32.5 32.2 31.8 31.9 31.8 32.4 32.1 32.0 31.6 31.8
36.3 35.8 35.9 36.1 36.0 36.2 36.2 36.0 35.3 34.8 34.1 34.0 35.6

Milk, evaporated.
Butter..................
Oleom argarine
(all butter sub­
stitutes).

11.8 11.8 11.4 11.3 11.2 11.2 11.4 11.4 11.4 11.4 11.4 11.4 11.4
36.7 54.2 53.9 52.9 50.7 49.5 49.1 49.7 50.4 53.3 53.5 54.1 54.8 52.2
25.9 25.8 25.9 26.0 26.0 25.8 25.8 26.0 25.8 26.2 26.8 26.9 26.1

8.2 11.3 11.0 10.3 10.3 10.3 10.3 11.3 11.3 11.3 11.3 11.3 11.3 10.9

22.9 39.2 38.3 37.2 37.2 36.0 36.1 36.5 36.1 37.3 37.1 36.4
37.0
17.4 19.4 18.6 18.4 18.9 18.9 19.1 19.3 19.8 20.3 20.4 20.3 19.8 19.4
25.9 25.2 25.5 26.0 25.7 25.5 25.5 25.6 25.7 25.9 25.2 25.4 25.6

Cheese.............. .
Lard....................
V e g e ta b le lard
substitute.
Eggs,strictly fresh

_-.do___
...d o ___
...d o ___

Eggs, storage........
Bread..............
Flour...............
Corn meal.......

— do___
Pound..
___do.......
...d o ___

Rolled oats____
Corn flakes______
Wheat cereal-Macaroni.........

. . . do— _
8-oz. pkg.
28-oz. pkg
Pound.-

R ic e ........................ .

__do-----d o _ -.
—do----—do—

8.5 10.5 11.0 10.8 10.6 10.7 11.1 11.1 11.0 11.3 11.2 10.9 10.9 10.9
9.8 10.0 11.0 12.0 12.6 12.7 13.1 13.5 13.5 13.0 13.3 13.4 12.3
"i.6 2.4 2.4 2.8 2.9 2.7 2.4 1.8 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.6 2.1
5.6 6.0 6.3 8.2 8.0 6.4 5.9 4.8 4.9 5.3 6.1 7.0 6.2

Cabbage............. ...d o ___
Beans, baked___ No. 2 can.
Corn, canned___ — do......
Peas, canned___ --_do___

3.7 4.4 5.1 7.3 8.8 5.2 1.8 2.1 2.5 3.0 3.6 4.4 4.3
12.9 13.0 13.0 13.0 13.3 13.3 13.3 13.3 13.3 13.1 13.1 13.3 13.2
16.2 16.2 16.1 16.1 16.0 16.4 16.3 16.4 16.2 16.0 15.7 15.6 16.1
15.8 15.8 15.7 15.7 15.9 15.8 15.9 15.9 15.9 15.9 15.5 15.5 15.8

Beans, navy.......
Potatoes.........—
Onions................

Dozen. _

46.2 34.0 31.3 30.4 31.8 32.7 34.1 35.4
38.7 35.0
5.2 9.7 9.7
2.8 4.3 4.3
2.4 4.7 4.5

4.3
4.5

9.6
4.3
4.5

9.6
4.7
4.5

9.7
4.7
4.5

9.7
4.5
4.6

9.6
4.3
4.6

40.0 42.8 47.4 37.1
9.6
4.4
4.7

9.9 9.9
10.1 10.0 9.9 9.9 9.9
9.8 9.9 10.1 10.1 10.1 10.2 10.2 10.1 10.1
28.4 28.0 28.2 28.0 28.0 27.9 28.0 28.0 28.2
21.2 21.2 20.9 20.8 21.0 20.7 21.2 21.3 21.2

37.5 37.8 39.3
9.6 9.6 9.7
4.4 4.4 4.2
4.5 4.6 4.6

9.6
4.4
4.6

10.2
10.1
27.6
20.8

10.0
10.1
28.0
21.1

10.0
10.1
28.2
21.2

10.3
10.1
27.6
21.1

Tomatoes, canned
Sugar, granulated.
Tea..................
Coffee..............

13.4 13.4 13.3 13.3 13.3 12.9 13.4 13.4 13.1 13.4 13.4 13.4 13.3
. —do----Pound. . 5.8 7.1 7.3 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.3 7.4 7.2 7.2 7.2 7.1 6.9 7.2
— do__
56.0 77.7 77.1 77.5 77.8 77.8 77.2 77.2 77.2 77.2 77.2 77.0 77.0 77.3
...d o ....... 30.0 53.7 53.7 53.7 53.7 53.7 53.7 53.7 53.7 53.7 53.7 53.6 53.6 53.7

Prunes.............
Raisins______
Bananas_____
Oranges______

...d o ___
...d o ___
— do.......
Dozen__!

J15-16 ounces.




13.9
14.7
12.0
47.1

14.5
14.7
12.0
45.8

14.2 14.7 14.3 14.6 14.6 14.6 14.9 14.6 14.5 14.8
14.7 14.2 14.6 14.4 14.5 14.3 14.0 13.7 13.3 13.0
11.2 9.6 9.5 10.3 9.9 9.6 9.8 10.2 11.2 11.4
49.5 48.4 52.2 57.0 52.5 54.9 57.3 57.6 56.1 48.7

14.5
14.2
10.6
52.3

122

R E T A IL

P R I C E S , 1890 T O

1928

T able 12.—A V E RAG E R E TA IL PRICES OF SPECIFIED FOOD ARTICLES IN EACH
PEORIA, ILL.
1927
Article

Sirloin steak-Round steak........
Rib roast.........
Chuck roast_
_

Pound.
...d o ___
__do___
__do___

§

eo
ui-t

Unit

Cts.
35.0
34.1
25.5
21.5

Cts.
35.0
33.5
25.0
21.0

Cts.
35.5
33.9
25.5
21.5

Cts.
36. €
34.8
25.6
21.5

Cts.
36.8
34.8
25.6
22.1

Cts.
36.1
34.8
25.3
21.8

Cts.
36.5
34.6
25.7
21.8

Cts.
36.1
34.8
25.5
22.6

Cts.
35.7
34.6
25.5
22.5

Cts.
35.7
34.4
25.4
22.5

Cts.
35.5
34.4
25.3
22.5

Cts.
34.8
34.0
25.
22.8

Cts.
35.8
34.4
25.5
22.0

Plate beef............. ...d o .......
__do____
Pork chops___
Bacon, sliced........ __do.......
do..
Ham, sliced...

14.3
33.7
50.4
56.8

14.1
33.5
50.4
56.8

14.3
33.7
50.4
57.7

14.1
34.4
50.0
55.0

14.3
33.0
49.6
55.4

14.6
31.7
50.0
53.3

14.4
31.5
50.8
54.2

15.0
33.2
50.8
54.2

14.8
35.8
48.8
55.0

15.7
37.1
48.8
54.2

15.3
32.3
48.8
53.8

15.3
31.3
47.7
50.4

14.7
33.4
49.7
54.7

Lamb, leg of........ ..do___
Hens................... ..d o ___
Salmon, canned, —do__^_
red.
Milk, fresh......... Quart—

39.3 38.6 38.6 40.0 40.0 41.9 41.3 42.5 40.0 39.4 40.0 39.4 40.1
32.9 32.4 32.5 31.7 32.2 33.9
35.0 35.1 35.9 35.6 35.2 34.3
35.2 35.1 35.1 34.4 34.3 33.1
1.5 33.5 34.8 34.0 34.6 35.5 34.4

Milk, evaporated. Can*..
Butter................ . Pound.
O leom argarine ...d o ___
(all butter sub­
stitutes).

11.3 11.4 11.3 11.3 11.1 11.3 11.4 11.4 11.2 11.3 11.2 11.3 11.3
56.1 56.6 56.9 56.6 50.9 49.0 47.3 47.3 49.8 51.8 53.0 55.9 52.6
28.9 28.9 28.4 28.1 28.2 27.9 27.9 27.7 27.7 28.2 28.2 28.9 28.3

Cheese.................. _do__.
Lard..................... ..do..
Vegetable lard ...do___
substitute.
Eggs, strictly fresh. Dozen _

37.4 37.8 38.3 37.1
37.6 38.0 37.5 36.8 36.4 36.0 36.4 36.2
20.0 20.0 19.5 19.0 19.2 19.2 18.7 18.8 18.8 18.8 18.8 19.2 19.2
27.1 27.1 27.1 27.1 27.5 27.8 27.8 27.1 27.8 27.4 27.6 27.7 27.4

__ , storage____ ...d o ....
B read................ Pound.
Flour................... . . . d o ___
do___
Corn meal._.......

38.4 39.9 40.1
42.4
10.0 10.0 10.0 10.0 10.0 10.0 10.0 10.0 10.0 10.0 10.0 10.0 10.0
5.5 5.5 5.4 5.3 5.3 5.3 5.2 5.3 5.3 5.3 5.2 5.2 5.3
4.8 4.8 4.9 4.8
4.9 4.8 4.8 4.7 4.8 4.9 4.8 4.8 4.

Rolled oats.......... ...d o ___
8-oz.pkg.
Corn flakes___
28-oz.pkg
Wheat cereal..
Macaroni_____
Pound.

9. 2 9.2 9.3
9.3 9.0
8.9 8.9
8.8 8.8 8.9
11.8 11.6 11.3 10.7 10.4 10.2 10.2 10.2 10.2 10.2 10.2 10.1 10.6
26.3 26.4 26.3 26.3 26.3 26.3 26.3 26.3 26.3 26.3 26.3 26.1 26.3
18.7 18.7 18.7 18.7 18.7 18.6 18.6 18.6 18.6 18.6 18.6 18.6 18.6

Rice—................. ...d o ..
Beans, navy......... ...d o ..
Potatoes.............. __do..
do..
Onions................

11.8 11.8 11.7 11.6 11.4 11.4 11.4 11.5 11.4 11.3 11.2 11.3 11.5
8.8 8.8 8.6 8.7 8.5 8.7 8.9 8.9 8.9 9.0 9.1 9.0 8.8
3.7 3.3 3.2 3.2 4.2 6.2 4.2 3.2 2.7 2.4 2.3 2.4 3.4
5.9 5.5 5.0 7.4
5.7 6.4 6.6 8.9 9.8 9.9 9.6 8.3

13.0 13.0 13.0 13.0 13.0 13.0 13.0 13.0 13.0 13.0 13.0 13.0 13.0

52.5 42.5 27.8 27.5 27.5 25.5 29.2 33.0

19.4 44.1 55.7 60.2 38.7

Cabbage...............
Beans, baked.......
Corn, canned___
Peas, canned___

...d o .......
No. 2 can
...d o .......
_..do___

13.2 6.2 4.2
3.2 3.1 3.1 5.6
4.5 5.1 5.6 5.8
11.3 11.3 11.1 11.1 11.1 11.1 11.1 11.1 11.1 11.2 11.1 11.1 11.1
16.0 16.2 16.2 15.4 14.9 14.8 14.6 14.4 14.6 14.8 15.0 15.3 15.2
17.5 17.5 17.2 17.6 17.6 17.1 16.7 16.9 17.1 17.2 17.8 17.4 17.3

Tomatoes, canned.
Sugar, granulated.
Tea.....................
Coffee.................

...d o ___
Pound.
...d o ___
...d o ___

12.7 12.7 12.5 12.7 12.6 12.3 12.2 12. 12.5 12.5 12.7 12.9 12.6
8.5 8.4 8.4 8.6 8.4 8.3 8.6 8.4 8.4 8.4 8.4 8.3 8.4
72.1 72.1 71.7 71.7 70.2 69.6 70.9 70. 70.9 70.9 70.8 70.5 71.0
50.9 50.0 50.5 49.7 48.6 48.0 47.5 47.8 46.9 46.8 47.8 48.1 48.6
|

Prunes............ ..... ... d o ...
...do— .
Raisins............
.do..
Bananas..........
Oranges...........
Dozen115-16 ounces.




18.8
14.5
11.3
51.7

18.2
14.5
11.4
53.4

17.8
14.5
11.1
52.7

18.0
14.5
10.5
54.6

17.9
14.5
10.2
54.1

18.0 18.0 17.4 17.0
14.3 14.5 14.5 14.5
10.1 9.8 9.
9.6
48.1 49.0 48.2 51.0

17.4
14.5
10.0
47. O
j

18.0
14.3
10.4
47. 6

17.1
14.2
11.2
49. 7i

17.8
14.4
10.5
50.6

D E T A IL E D

123

TABLES

OF 51 CITIES, 1913, 1927, A N D 1928, AN D EACH M ONTH OF 1927 AND 1928—Continued
PEORIA, ILL.
1928
Article

Unit

Pound.
..d o ___
do—
do—

Cts.
35.5
34.2
25.0
22.6

Cts.
36.3
34.8
26.0
23.5

Cts.
36.4
35.0
25.5
23.2

a s.
37.1
36.2
26.5
23.5

a s.
37.8
37.0
27.9
25.0

Cts.
40.5
39.7
30.7
27.7

Cts.
43.5
42.3
33.2
28.6

Cts.
42.5
41.0
33.1
27.7

Cts.
42.1
41.3
32.5
29.6

Cts.
40.3
39.4
31.8
28.4

a s.
39.7
38.8
31.3
27.9

a s.
38.9
37.7
29.5
26.3

Plate beef........
Pork chops.......
Bacon, sliced_
_
Ham, sliced.........

—do—
— do—
— do_
_
— do—

15.3
28.0
45.4
49.6

16.1
25.4
44.2
47.7

16.8
24.8
43.3
48.8

16.6
27.7
43.5
48.8

17.1
32.2
43.8
49.2

18.3
31.0
43.8
49.2

19.3
33.5
44.6
50.4

19.2
34.0
45.4
51.2

19.6
39.4
45.0
52.5

19.3
34.5
45.0
51.3

19.7
31.9
43.8
49.2

18.7 18 0
28.0 30 9
42.9 44.2
49.2

Lamb, leg of_____
Hens....................
Salmon, canned,
red.
Milk, fresh.........

- d o __
„ d o __
— do—

38.3 36.7 37.2 38.1 40.9 41.1 39.9 42.3 42.9 40.0 38.5 37.6 39.5
32.2 32.7 32.9 33.8 34.7 32.6 32.7 32.4 32.9 34.3 34.4 34.5 33.3
35.7 35.9 35.5 36.0 35.2 35.8 36.8 33.8 35.1 33.8 33.8 33.4 35.1

Sirloin steak..
Round steak..
Rib roast.......
Chuck roast..

a?.
39.2
38.1
29.4
26 2

Quart—

13.0 13.0 13.0 13.0 13.0 13.0 13.0 13.0 13.0 13.0 13.0 13.0 13.0

Milk, evaporated. Can
Butter.................. Pound.
O leom argarine ... do—
(all butter sub­
stitutes) .

11.4 11.3 11.2 11.2 10.9 11.1 11.1 11.1 11.1 11.3 11.2 11.1 11.2
54.6 51.6 53.7 51.1 51.1 49.2 49.2 50.8 53.8 53.9 54.4 55.9 52.4
28.6 28.4 28.0 27.5 27.6 27.7 27.6 27.6 27.6 28.0 28.0 27.0 27.8

... do—
—do__ _
—do—

39.2
37.4 36.8 36.8 37.2 37.6 37.3 37.5 36.4 36.5 36. 37.3
18.5 17.9 17.8 17.8 17.9 18.0 18.1 18.4 19.0 19.2 18.8 18.5 18.3
27.7 27.1 27.7 27.3 27.7 27.7 27.4 27.4 27.6 27.4 27.6 27.6 27.5

Cheese............... .
Lard__.................
V e g e t a b le lard
substitute.
Eggs, strictly fresh

Dozen.

52.9 36.5 31.6 30.5 32.3 32.8 34.6 37.4 40.9 44.5 49.8 57.0 40.1

w storage------ . „ do—_
js,
Bread—.............. . Pound.
Flour.................. . — do__
,do__ _
Corn meal............

43.0 38.0
39.3 41.2 42.0
10.0 10.0 10.0 10.0 10.0 10.0 10.0 10.0 10.0 10.0 10.0 10.0 10.)
5.0 5.1 5.0 5.1 5.4 5.4 5.3 5.1 5.0 4.7 4.7 4.7 5 .)
4.8 4.8 4.9 4.8 4.9 5.0 4.8 4.8 4.8 4.9 4.9 4.9 4 .)

Rolled oats......... — do___
Corn flakes......... 8-oz. pkg.
Wheat cereal___ 28-oz.pkgMacaroni—......... Pound

8.8
9.0 9.0 9.0 8.7
8.9 8.6 8.6 8.1*
9.7 9.7 9.7 9.7 9.6 9.6 9.6 9.6
9.6 9.9 9.6 9.T
26.3 26.3 26.1 26.1 26.1 26.1 26.3 26.3 26.2 25.8 25.8 25.7 26. .1
18.6 18.6 19.0 18.6 18.5 18.5 18.9 18.9 18.8 18.8 18.8 18.4 18.7

do—
Rice.....................
Beans, navy....... . ...d o ___
Potatoes.............. — do___
Onions............... . ...d o ___

10.9 10.4 10.6 10.7 10.4 10.6 10.7 10.3 10.4 10.2 10.0 10.1 10.4
9.0 10.1 10.7 12.2 12.5 13.7 14.3 13.7 13.8 12. 12.4 12.8 12.8
2.4 2.4 2.9 3.0 2.6 2.4 2.0 1.7 1.7 1.6 1.6 1.7 2. it
5.3 5.0 5.8 9.4 9.4 7.2 6.5 6.1 5.9 6.3 7.1 7.4 6.£>

...d o ___
No. 2 can.
_ ..d o___
„ - d o ___

3.4 3.4 4.5 6.7 9.7 6.4 3.8 3.2 3.0 3.4 4.2 4.7 4.1
11.1 10.4 10.3 10.1 10.3 10.3 10.5 10.4 10.1 10.2 10.2 10.6 10.4
15.3 15.3 15.3 15.3 15.0 15.0 15.2 15.5 15.0 14.5 14.8 14.6 15.1
17.3 17.3 17.2 16.8 16.8 16.3 16.3 16.3 16.8 16.9 17.5 17.4 16.9

Tomatoes,canned ...d o ___
Sugar, granulated Pound.
Tea..... ................. — do___
Coffee.................. —_do—

12.8 13.0 12.5 12.6 12.4 12.2 12.2 12.0 12.2 12.3 12.4 12.3 12.4
7.8 7.9 8.0 8.0 8.1 8.1 8.1 8.0 7.8 7.5 7.5 7.2 7.8
67.0 68.2 67.2 67.0 66.3 66.0 66.7 66.7 66.0 65.6 66.0 66.3 66.6
45.8 48.6 48.6 49.1 48.9 48.6 48.8 48.9 49.5 49.1 49.4 49.4 48.7

Prunes................ . ...d o ___
Raisins................. —.do___
Bananas............... —do___.
Oranges.............. Dozen...

15.9
13.8
10.5
49.6

Cabbage..............
Beans, baked___
Com, canned___
Peas, canned____

115-16 ounces.




16.0 16.0 15.4 14.8 15.0 15.4 15.0 15.4 15.2 14.9 15.4 15.4
14.0 13.5 13.8 13.8 13.8 14.3 14.1 14.0 13.1 12.1 12.2 13.5
10.0 9.8 8.7 7.9 7.9 8.5 8.4 8.7 10.1 9.8 9.8 9.2
48.6 50.7 51.1 55.8 56.0 57.0 56.9 58.8 58.2 54.3 51.7 54.1

124

RETAIL PRICES, 1890 TO 1928

T able 12.—AVERAG E R E TA IL PRICES OF SPECIFIED FOOD ARTICLES IN EACH
PHILADELPHIA, PA.
1927
Article

Unit

Sirloin steak*....... Pound.
Round steak........ .. d o . . .
Rib roast.............. . . . d o . . .
Chuck roast......... .d o —
.d o___
.d o___
.d o___
.d o___

Plate beef........—
Pork chops______
Bacon, sliced........
Ham, sliced........ .
Lamb, leg of........
Hens.....................
Salmon, canned,
red.
Milk, fresh.........

...d o ...
...d o ...
...d o ...

Cts.
30.2
25.5
22.0
17.6

Cts.
55.0
41.5
36.5
26.0

Cts.
54.4
40.9
36.2
26.1

Cts.
55.2
41.9
36.5
26.0

Cts.
56.3
43.2
37.1
26.5

Cts.
57.8
43.8
37.3
27.3

Cts.
59.8
45.9
38.3
27.8

Cts.
59.1
45.4
38.2
27.8

Cts.
61.4
46.8
40.4
30.4

Cts.
58.0
44.4
37.9
27.5

11.9
21.5
26.1
30.9

12.8
40.0
46.9
59.7

12.8
40.1
47.0
60.5

13.1
40.4
47.1
60.5

13.2
40.7
47.3
60.1

13.6 13.3 13.8 13.7 14.0
41.4 39.0 39.9 43.6 45.6
46.4 46.1 45.5 46.2 45.7
60.3
59.6 57.9 56.4

14.0
45.3
45.6
55.7

15.8
36.3
43.9
53.3

13.7
40.9
46.1
58.2

Cts.
57.7
44.0
37.9
27.0

Cts.
60. i
47.1
38.8
28.3

Cts.
59.8
46.7
38.4
28.2

19.7 39.1 39.4 40.5 42.0 43.7 44.2 43.8 41.6 40.8 40.3
22. 41.1 40.7 41.1 41.6 41.8 39.5 38.9 38.9 39.0 39.
29.6 29.3 29.0 27.8 27.6 27.8 27.5 29.2 32.2 34.1

39. 41.3
39.8 40.2
34.4 30.3

Quart—

13.0 13.0 13.0 13.0 13.0 13.0 13.0 13.0 13.0 13.0 13.0 13.0 13.0

Milk, evaporated. Can 1__
Butter.................. Pound.
O leom argarine . . . d o . . .
(all butter sub­
stitutes).

11.6 11.6 11.6 11.6 11.6 11.6 11.6 11.7 11.7 11.8 11.8 11.7 11.7
43.6 62.9 62.5 62.9 62.9 57.1 54.7 54.9 55.0 57.5 61.0 61.9 63.7 59.8
30. 30.7 30.6 30.3 28.4 28.3 28.3 28.3 28.5 28.6 28.9 29.0 29.2

39.9
Cheese--------------- . . . d o . . . 25.0 39.8 40.0
15.2 19.3 18.8 18.7 18.3 18.3
Lard___________ ...d o —
Vegetable
lard .. . d o . . .
25.6 25.7 25.7 25.7 25.7
substitute.
35.8 35.8
Eggs, strictly fresh Dozen. _ 34.9 62.4 46.4
Eggs, storage........
Bread..............
Flour...............
Com meal_______

...d o ...
Pound.
___do—
...d o ...

Rolled oats___
Com flakes. .........
Wheat cereal-.
Macaroni.........

...d o ,
8-oz. pkg
28-oz.pkg
Pound.

Rice................... .
Beans, navy....... .
Potatoes...............
Onions_________

...d o ...
...d o ___
...d o ___
...d o —

Cabbage............... ...d o ...
Beans, baked....... No. 2 can
Com, canned....... .. - d o . . .
d o ...
Peas, canned..
Tomatoes, canned
Sugar, granulated.
Tea..................
Coffee..............

„ .d o ...
Pound .
..d o_._
..d o ...

Prunes...........
Raisins...........
Bananas_____
Oranges.........

...d o — .
...d o ___
Dozen...
...d o ___

47.6 37/8
4.8 9.5 9.5
3.2 5.4 5.4
2.8 4.9 4.8

9.4
5.4
4.8

9.4
5.3
4.8

9.4
5.3
4.8

39.4 39.4 39.0 40.0 40.4 40.8 41.0 39.9
17.5 17.4 18.0 18.0 18.6 18.3 18.1 18.3
25.7 25.7 25.4 25.4 25.4 25.2 25.0 25.5
35.1 38.5 42.4 52.1 62.5 66.5 68.5 48.6
9.4
5.4
4.7

9.4
5.4
4.7

9.4
5.2
4.7

9.4
5.2
4.8

47.0 46.7 45.2
9.4 9.4 9.4
5.2 5.1 5.0
4.8 4.9 5.0

9.4
5.3
4.8

8.6 8.7 8.7 8.7 8.7 8.6 8.7 8.8 8.6 8.6 8.5 8.5 8.6
10.1 10.1 10.0 9.9 9.8 9.6 9.5 9.4 9.5 9.4 9.4 9.4 9.7
24.8 24.7 24.7 24.7 24.7 24.7 24.4 24.7 24.6 24.6 24.6 24.6 24.7
20.7 20.7 20.7 20.7 21.0 20.5 20.3 20.7 20.7 20.7 20.5 20.9 20.7
9.8 11.5 11.6 11.3 11.3 11.4 11.3 11.4 11.3 11.3 11.3 11.2 11.1 11.3
9.2 9.0 9.1 9.0 9.0 9.0 9.1 9.1 9.0 9.
9.5 9.4 9.1
~2~2 4.6 4.4 4.2 4.2 5.6 6.0 4.2 3.3 3.5 3.6 3.5 3.6 4.2
5.3 5.3 5.5 6.8 8.6 8.7 6.9 5.5 4.9 4.2 4.5 4.2 5.9
3.7 3.2 2.9 5.1
4.9 5.3 5.2 5.9 8.9 8.7 4.8 4.1
10.7 10.7 10.7 10.7 10.6 10.7 10. 10.8 10.9 10.9 10.8 10.8 10.8
1*. 5 14.5 14.3 14.4 U .2 14.1 14.1 14.3 14.5 14.0 14.0 14.3 14.3
15.3 15.4 15.0 15.1 15.0 14.8 14.9 15.0 15.0 14.9 14.3 14.6 14.9
12.5 12.3 12.5 12.2 12.1 12.2 12.1 11.7 11.7 11.7 11.8 11.6 12.0
5.0 6.9 6.9 6.8 6.6 6.7 6.7 6.7 6.7 6.7 6.7 6.7 6.6 6.7
54.0 69.4 69.6 68.5 68.2 68.0 67.7 68.2 67.6 67.8 67.3 67.9 67.8 68.2
24.8 44.8 44.0 43.0 41.2 41.4 .39.5 39.7 38.5 39.2 39.2 40.2 40.4 40.9
13.8
13.5
31.3
46.3

13.4
13.5
31.7
44.4

13.5
13.6
32.5
43.9

13.3
13.8
32.0
49.5

13.3
13.6
31.4
50.7

13.3
13.7
30.2
50.3

13.7
13.5
28.7
50.6

13.6
13.6
30.0
52.3

13.3
13.4
29.6
56.9

13.3
13.6
30.7
61.2

12.7
13.3
31.9
52.9

12.8
13.2
33.0
49.4

13.3
13.5
31.1
50.7

115-16 ounces.
2 The steak for which prices are here quoted is called “ sirloin” in this city, but in most of the other cities
included in this report it would be known as “ porterhouse” steak.




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TABLES

OP 51 CITIES, 1913, 1927, AN D 1928, AN D EACH M ONTH OF 1927 AND 1928—Continued
PHILADELPHIA, PA.
1928
Article

Unit

___
Sirloin steak 2
Round steak........
Rib roast. ............
Chuck roast_____

Pound..
...d o ___
...d o___
— do___

a s.
30.2
25.5
22.0
17.

a s.
60.0
46.3
39.3

a s.
59.7
46.2
40.6
30.

a s.
60.2
46.4
41.0
30.2

O s.
60.4
46.6
40.4
30.

Os.
61.4
47.1
41.0
31.0

a s.
63.0
48.4
40.9
32.4

O s.
65.9
52.6
42.3
34.7

a s.
66.8
54.1
42.
35.8

Os.
68.1
54.4
43.7
37.3

Plate beef............
Pork chops....... __
Bacon, sliced____
Ham, sliced_____

— do___
.._do___
. „ do.....
— do___

11.9
21.5
28.1
30.

17.4
33.7
42.9
52.8

18.0
31.7
40.5
53.2

17.9
31.4
40.9
52.5

17.8
35.0
40.9
53.1

17.7
40.2
41.3
53.1

17.6
39.6
41.9
53.4

18.9
41.0
42.3
56.3

19.7
44.2
42.9
59.4

19.9 20.5 20.6 20.1 18.8
50.0 40.1 37.8 35.4 38.3
44.3 43.7 42.7 42.0 42.2
59.9
58.4 56.8 55.7

&0
UH
3

Lamb, leg of____ — do___. 19.7 39.0 39.3
Hens................... . — do___ 22.6 40.7 40.5 40.1
34.0 33.0 32.4
Salmon, canned, — do___
red.
Milk, fresh_____ Quart. _. 8.0
13.0 13.0

Os.
64.4
51.3
42.8

Os.
62.8
49.0
42.5
35.4

O s.
62.4
49.0
41.7
34.5

a s.
62.9
49.3
41.6
33.3

41.6 43.8 45.2 43.7 42.0 43.0 41.4 40.6 41.7 41.7
40.6 42.2 41.3 41.1 41.4 42.0 42.6 41.9 41.9 41.4
32.5 32.5 32.2 32.5 31. 30. 30.0 29.3
31.7
13.0 13.0 13.0 13.0 13.0 13.0 13.0 13.0 13.0 13.0

Milk, evaporated. Can
Butter__________ Pound..
O leom argarine . . . d o - . .
(all butter sub­
stitutes).

11.8 11.7 11.7 11.6 11.4 11.6 11.5 11.5 11.5 11.5 11.3 11.5 11.6
43.6 62.5 60.5 60.7 59.7 59.1 58.4 58.1 59.1 61.2 60.7 61.8 62. 60.4
28.9 28.6 28.6 28.5 28. 28.8 28.5 28.5 28.8 29.0 29.5 29.0

Cheese................ .
Lard................... .
V e g e ta b le lard
substitute.
Eggs, strictly fresh

— do—
...do—
...d o.r_

25.0 42.3 42.9 42.3 42.0 42.8 42.4 42.5 42.2 42.8 42.8 42.8 42.1 42.5
15.2 17. 16.8 16.6 16. 17.2 17.4 17.7 18.1 19.2 19.4 18.6 18.4 17.8
25.2 25.0 25.0 25.0 24.5 24.8 24.7 24.7 24.9 25.1 25.2 25.2 24.9

Dozen.

34.9 63.8 51.5 40.3 39.5 41.7 42.5 44. ( 48.2 54. i 60.5 66.4 64.6 51.5

Eggs, storage___ ...do.__
Bread...... ........... . Pound.
Flour____ _____ _ ...d o___
do—
Corn meal______
Rolled oats___
Corn flakes___
Wheat cereal........
Macaroni_____
Rice.......... ..........
Beans, navy____
Potatoes..............
Onions................

4.8
3.2
2.

46.0 42.4
9.4 9.4
4.9 4.8
5.2 5.3

9.4
4.9
5.1

9.3
4.9
5.2

9.3
5.2
5.1

9.3
5.3
5.1

9.2
5.4
5.

9.1
5.3
5.

8.6
5.1
5.1

45.5 44.7 44.1
8.6 8.3 8.4
4.8 4.7 4.7
5.3 5.2 5.2

9.0
5.0
5.2

...d o___
8-oz. pkg.
28-oz.pkg.
Pound..

8.6 8.5 8.4 8.6 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.3 8.4
8.3
9.4 9.4 9.4 9.3 9.3 9.1 9.0 8.9 8.8 8.9
8.8 9.1
25.3 25.0 25.2 25.2 25.2 25.2 25.4 25.2 25.3 25.4 25.2 24.6 25.2
20.7 20.7 20.7 20.7 20.5 20. 20.3 20.3 20.6
20.9 20. 20.9

_do___
.do___
_do__
-do..

9.8 10.9 10.9 11.0 10.6 10.4 10.3 10.3 10.4 10.5 10.3 10.5 10.4 10.5
9.1 9.9 10.1 10.8 10.6 11.1 11.0 11.1 11.4 11.5 11.8 12.2' 10.9
2.2 3.6 3.5 3.9 3.8 4.2 3.6 2.5 2.4 2.3 2.2 2.2 2.3 3.0
4.5 4.6 5.8 7.3 6.9 5.4 5.4 4.5 6.0
6.4 6.9 5.8

—do—_
Cabbage............
Beans, baked_
_
No. 2 can
Corn, canned....... ___do___
Peas, canned..
do___

3.2
5.3 6.7 8.4 5.5 4.6 4.8 5.8 5.4 4.9 5.4 5.3
10.6 10.8 11.0 11.0 10.8 11.1 11.1 11.1 11.4 11.2 11.3 11.4 11.1
14.7 14.4 14.7 14.7 14.7 14.7 14.7 14.8 15.2 15.3 15.4 15.5 14.9
15.3 15.5 15.7 15.6 15.5 15.6 15.4 15.6 15.6 15.5 15.5 16.1 15.6

Tomatoes, canned ...d o ____
11. 11.5 11.6 11.4 11.3 11.3 11.5 11. 11.7 11. 11.8 12.0 11.6
Sugar, granulated. Pound.. 5.0 6.6 6.6 6.5 6.6 6.7 6.7 6.8 6.5 6.6 6.
6.2 6.1 6.5
Tea..................... . ...d o ___ 54.0 68.0 68.9 68.5 68.3 68.2 68.7 69.7 70.0 71.4 71.2 70.4 69.0 69.4
Coffee__________ ...d o___ 24.8 42.9 42.6 42.9 42.9 43.5 44.3 44.0 43.1 43.9 44.3 44.2 43.9 43.5
Prunes................ . ...d o— _
Raisins................ — do___
Bananas............... Dozen. _
Oranges________ ...d o___

12.8
13.3
30.6
48.3

12.7
13.1
30.7
46.4

12.8
13.3
30.3
53.5

12.6
13.1
30.9
57.5

12.4
13.3
31.2
71.6

12.5
13.1
29.9
67.8

12.8
13.4
30.3
66.2

12.8
13.0
28.7
68.7

12.2
12.3
28.8
66.8

12.4
11.4
29.4
68.5

12.2
11.2
30.2
55.2

12.0 12.5
11.0 12.6
30.3 30.1
44.2

115-16 ounces.
2 The steak for which prices are here quoted is called “ sirloin” in this city, but in most of the cities
included in this report it would be known as “ porterhouse” steak.

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RETAIL PRICES, 1890 TO 1928

T able 13.—AVERAG E R E TA IL PRICES OF SPECIFIED FOOD A RTICLES IN EACH
PITTSBURGH, PA.

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Jan. 15

Feb. 15

Mar. 15

Apr. 15

May 15

June 15

July 15

Aug. 15

Sept. 15

Oct. 15

Nov. 15

Dec. 15

1927

Pound..
...d o ___
. —do___
— do___

Cts.
26.8
23.3
21.7
16.7

Cts.
45.5
38.1
33.2
25.0

Cts.
46.2
37.8
34.0
25.4

Cts.
45.9
37.7
34.0
25.5

Cts.
46.8
38.8
34.4
26.4

Cts.
47.9
40.0
34.3
26.6

Cts.
47.6
40.1
34.7
26.7

Cts.
49.0
41.3
35.0
27.0

Cts.
49.8
42.0
35.7
27.1

Cts.
49.8
41.9
35.5
27.7

Cts.
50.2
41.9
36.0
28.3

Cts.
49.3
41.0
35.6
27.8

Cts.
50.3
41.3
36.6
28.5

Cts.
48.2
40.2
34.9
26.8

Plate beef.............
Pork chops...........
Bacon, sliced........
Ham, sliced..........

— do___
— do___
...d o ___
. —do___

12.1
22.2
29.0
29.9

13.3
37.3
54.0
60.8

12.9
37.1
52.3
61.1

12.8
38.6
52.9
61.8

13.7
39.5
53.8
61.8

13.5
39.6
53.2
62.6

13.5
38.4
52.8
61.0

13.5
38.3
50.8
60.7

13.8
42.0
51.3
60.8

14.1
45.4
51.4
59.3

14.2
46.6
51.4
59.0

15.4
39.2
50.7
57.3

16.4
34.6
49.3
56.7

13.9
39.7
52.0
60.2

Lamb, leg of........
Hens.....................
Salmon, canned,
red.
Milk, fresh...........

— do___ 21.0 40.1 39.3 40.9 42.4 43.8 44.8 43.8 42.0 41.0 41.4 40.1 40.4 41.7
— do___ 25.7 44.1 43.8 44.3 44.1 43.9 43.2 42.7 42.0 42.1 42.6 41.6 41.2 43.0
— do___ ____ 31.6 31.2 30.6 30.5 30.1 30.1 30.4 30.3 31.8 32.6 33.1 33.0 31.3

Article

Unit

Sirloin steak------Round steak........
Rib roast..............
Chuck roast.........

Quart-..

8.8 15.0 15.0 15.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 15.0 15.0 15.0 14.5

11.3 11.1 11.2 11.0 11.2 11.3 11.2 11.2 11.1 11.1 11.2 11.2 11.2
Milk, evaporated . Can 1__
Butter.......... ........ Pound— 39.8 60.7 61.5 62.5 61.7 55.0 52.8 52.6 53.6 56.5 58.7 59.4 63.2 58.2
31.9 31.6 31.9 31.3 30.4 30.4 30.1 30.0 30.7 30.8 31.4 31.5 31.0
O leom argarine _ „d o ___
(all butter sub­
stitutes).
Cheese-............... . „ d o ....... 24.5 39.6 39.8 38.9 39.7
Lard..................... . —do....... 15.5 20.5 20.1 19.8 19.6
27.7 27.5 27.7 27.5
Vegetable la r d _ „d o .......
substitute.
61.5 50.9 37.0 35.8
Eggs, strictly fresh D ozen., 32.5
45.9 41.5
do.......
Eggs, storage-----Bread...... ............. Pound.. ‘ "5.1 9.2 9.1
Flour___________ — do....... 3.2 5.3 5.2
Com meal............ . —do....... 2.8 5.9 5.9

9.1
5.2
5.9

9.1
5.1
6.0

40.1 40.4 40.0 39.8 40.1 40.6 41.3 41.4 40.1
19.3 18.5 18.6 18.5 18.6 19.5 19.7 19.9 19.4
27.5 27.5 27.5 27.4 27.3 27.3 27.3 27.5 27.5
36.4 36.6 38.7 43.4 49.7 58.4 63.4 65.4 48.1
9.1
5.1
5.9

9.1
5.2
5.9

9.1
5.3
5.5

9.0
5.2
5.8

9.0
5.3
5.9

40.7 43.8 45.2
9.0 8.4 8.6
5.2 5.1 5.0
5.7 5.7 5.9

9.0
5.2
5.8

Rolled oats...........
Com flakes...........
Wheat cereal........
Macaroni..............

9.3 9.2 9.2 9.2 9.2 9.3 9.1 9.0 9.1 9.1 9.2 9.1 9.2
- „ d o .......
8-oz.pkg. ____ 10.5 10.5 10.5 10.3 10.1 10.0 10.1 9.8 10.0 9.8 9.9 9.9 10.1
28-oz.pkg ____ 25.3 25.3 25.2 25.2 25.2 25.1 25.1 25.2 25.1 24.9 24.9 25.1 25.1
Pound.- ....... 23.6 23.6 23.6 23.6 23.5 23.5 23.5 23.3 23.3 23.4 23.6 23.4 23.5

Rice..... ................
Beans, navy.........
Potatoes...............
Onions_________

...d o ....... 9.2 12.2 12.3 12.5 12.0 11.8 11.7 11.7 11.7 11.4 11.4 11.1 11.2 11.8
8.8 8.7 8.6 8.5 8.5 8.7 8.9 8.9 8.9 9.1 8.9 9.0 8.8
— do....... ___
1.8 4.0 3.7 3.6 3.4 4.3 6.0 3.8 2.9 3.2 3.0 2.9 2.9 3.6
...d o ___
_ do___
5.7 5.8 6.1 8.5 9.4 9.4 8.6 6.5 5.3 5.2 4.9 4.8 6.7

Cabbage...............
Beans, baked.......
Com, canned.......
Peas, canned........

— do___
5.3 6.0 6.2 6.5 9.6
No.2can_ ____ 12.4 12.4 12.6 12.3 12.3
— do___ ____ 16.1 15.9 16.0 16.0 15 9
— do___ ....... 17.3 16.9 17.1 17.0 16.9

Tomatoes, canned
Sugar, granulated.
Tea......................
Coffee...................

12.3 12.9 12.4 12.4 12.5 12.1 12.5 12.4 11.9 11.6 11.7 11.5 12.2
— do___
P ound.. ~5.6 7.7 7.7 7.5 7.4 7.4 7.6 7.5 7 3 7 3 7 4 7 4 7 3 7.5
— do___ 58.0 85.1 84.5 85.1 84.2 83.0 83.7 83 9 83 3 83 0 83 0 83.0 82.8 83.7
— do___ 30.0 50.7 50.5 50.5 49.7 49.2 47.4 47.2 46.8 46.0 46.2 47.2 47.6 48.3

Prunes..................
Raisins.................
Bananas.. ............
Oranges................

. —do___
17.2 16.8 16.8
...d o ___ ____ 14.3 14.4 14.3
Dozen... ____ 39.7 38.8 36.8
. . . do.......
48.8 47.9 47.3

i 15-16 ounces.




16.8
14.1
37.2
48.2

16.6
14.2
38.6
49.8

10.6 6.8 4.7 4.4 4.3 3.9 3.7 6.0
12.3 12.3 12.4 12.8 12.9 12.6 12.6 12.5
15.8 15.6 15 8 16.0 16.1 16.2 16.3 16.0
16.7 16.8 16.6 16.9 16.9 17.0 17.3 17.0

16.7
14.2
37.7
52.9

16.7
14.3
38.0
54.0

16.4
h .3
38.3
60.8

16.3
U.3
38.2
60.0

15.8
14.4
39.1
59.2

15.6
14.0
41.5
51.4

14.2
13.6
42.4
52.0

16.3
14.2
38.9
52.7

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OF 51 CITIES, 1913, 1927, AN D 1928, AND EACH M ON TH OF 1927 AND 1928—Continued

Article

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year 1913

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Sirlnin steak
Round steak____
Rib roast...........—
Chuck roast_____

Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts.
Pou^d, 26.8 49 8 50 3 49.8
...d o ___ 23.3 41.3 41.9 41.9
___do___ 21.7 36.8 37.2 37.0
—_do___ 16.7 28.3 29.4 29.4

Cts.
50.0
41.9
36.8
29.4

a s.
51.2
42.6
38.1
30.5

Cts.
53.6
44.1
38.9
31.4

Cts.
55.5
47.7
40.0
32.7

Cts.
59.4
51.4
41.0
34.9

Cts. ! a s .
59.2 57.2
51.0 48.5
42.81 41.5
36.1 35.6

Cts.
55.6
46.9
40.9
34.8

Cts.
53.5
46.0
39.7
32.7

Cts.
53.8
45.4
39.2
32.1

Plate beef_______
Pork chops......... Bacon, sliced____
Ham, sliced_____

___do___ 12.1 16.6 17.0
— do___ 22.2 31.9 29.8
— do___ 29.0 48.6 47.5
— do___ 29.9 57.1 57.9

17.1
32.9
48.2
56.4

17.7
38.1
47.6
57.4

18.2
36.6
47.6
58.4

19.2
39.9
47.8
59.4

20.1
42.6
48.9
61.1

21.3
49.1
50.1
62.4

21.8
36.3
48.3
60.5

20.7
31.0
47.1
61.6

19.1
36.5
48.2
59.2

Lamb, leg of_____
Hens__.................
Salmon, canned,
red.
Milk, fresh______

—_do___ 21.0 39.7 40.0 40.7 41.6 44.4 45.2 43.5 42.6 42.2 41.0 40.5 39.3 41.7
—_do___ 25.7 44.5 44.0 43.6 44.7 45.2 45.3 44.4 44.8 45.9 45.7 46.2 46.1 45.0
34.1 34.4 34.6 34.4 33.8 33.6 34.1 31.8 31.5 30.6 30.6 30.5 32.8
—_do___
Quart—

17.0
29.4
46.9
56.8

22.2
40.3
50.2
61.1

8 8 14 8 14 0 14.0 13.0 13.0 13.0 13.0 14.0 14.0 15.0 15.0 15.0 14.0

Milk, evaporated. Can *___
11.0 11.0 10.3 10.4 10.3 10.4 10.4 10.5 10.8 11.0 11.0 11.0 10.7
398 60 7 58.5 60.7 56.3 55.0 54.1 55.1 56.7 59.7 59.1 60.8 61.7 58.2
Butter________ _ Pound
29.2 28.7 28.6 28.5 28.3 28.4 28.3 28.4 28.5 28.8 28.5 28.7 28.6
O leom argarine — do___
(all butter sub­
stitutes).
24.5 42.0 42.0 41.4 41.7
Cheese...... ........... „ _ d o —
Lard........... _........ —_do___ 15.5 18.8 18.4 17.9 17.8
...d o ___
V e g e ta b le lard
27.6 27.3 27.0 27.1
substitute.
Eggs, strictly fresh Dozen. _ 32.5 61.4 47.7 39.1 39.0
. . do _
Eggs, storage.
Bread__________ Pound._
—_do___
Flour................. —
Corn meal............ — do___

44.1 37.0
5.4 8.5 8.6
3.2 5.0 4.9
2.8 6.0 5.9

8.6
4.9
5.7

8.5
5.0
5.8

41.6 41.8 41.3 41.8 41.7 41.8 41.9 41.3 41.7
17.9 17.9 18.1 18.5 19.4 19.2 19.2 18.6 18.5
27.2 27.2 27.1 27.4 27.7 27.8 27.8 27.8 27.4
41.8 42.3 43.8 47.0 52.7 54.7 60.6 63.3 49.5
8.5
5.3
6.0

8.5
5.3
6.2

9.1
5.3
6.0

9.1
5.2
6.0

Rolled oats........— _-_do___ ....... 9.1 9.1 9.0 9.0 8.6 9.0 9.1 9.1
8-oz.pkg.
Corn flakes.......
10.1 9.9 9.8 9.6 0.6 9.6 9.6 9.7
25.2 25.2 25.2 25.2 25.0 24.9 25.0 24.7
Wheat cereal____ 28-oz.pkg.
Macaroni_______ Pound
23.0 23.1 22.9 22.3 22.4 22.5 22.6 22.8

45.0 42.6 44.5
9.1 9.0 9.0 “a s
4.8 4.7 4.7 5.0
6.0 5.9 6.0
I 6-°
9.0 9.0 9.1 9.1 9.1
9.6 9.8 9.8 9.8 9.7
24.6 24.6 24.6 24.7 24.9
22.7 22.6 22.7 22.6 22.7
9.1
4.8
6.0

Rice____________
Beans, navy........
Potatoes________
Onions__________

—_do___ 9.2 11.2 11.1 11.2 11.1 11.0 11.1 11.3 10.8 11.1 11.0 11.1 11.3 11.1
— do—
9.0 9.7 10.7 11.7 11.9 12.0 12.6 12.5 12.5 12.7 12.3 12.7 11,7
—_do___ " T i 3.0 3.1 3.6 3.6 3.4 2.9 1.8 2.0 2.1 2.1 2.0 2.3 2.7
—_do___
5.4 5.4 7.3 7.9 7.8 6.5 6.3 6.1 6.4 6.6 7.1 7.5 6.7

Cabbage.............
Beans, baked.......
Corn, canned____
Peas, canned____

— do___ ....... 4.3 4.9 6.1 7.1 8.4 6.3 4.3 4.2 4.6 4.8 4.5 5.1 5.4
No. 2 can
12.7 12.4 12.4 12.6 12.7 12.8 12.7 12.8 12.8 12.7 12.9 13.0 12.7
__ do___
16.4 16.3 16.4 16.1 15.9 15.9 16.0 16.0 16.2 16.2 16.3 16.5 16.2
...d o ___ ....... 17.2 17.2 17.0 17.2 17.4 17.1 17.0 17.0 17.1 17.0 17.1 17.2 17.1

Tomatoes, canned
Sugar, granulated.
Tea......................
Coffee__________

— do___
11.6 11.7 11.5 11.6 11.8 11.9 11.9 11.9 11.8 12.1 12.5 12.4 11.9
Pound __ ~5.6 7.3 7.4 7.3 7.4 7.4 7.3 7.4 7.2 7.2 7.1 7.0 7.0 7.3
...d o ___ 58.0 82.4 82.9 82.5 81.7 80.9 81.3 80.2 81.0 82.1 82.1 82.3 80.9 81.7
...d o ___ 30.0 47.8 47.7 47.7 48.2 48.5 4a 9 49.2 48.9 49.0 49.3 49.7 49.2 48.7

Prunes..................
Raisins.................
Bananas________
Oranges................

— do— _ ....... 13.8 13.4
— do___
13.8 13.5
41.2 38.9
Dozen
-. do___ ....... 49.9 50.2

115-16 ounces.




13.0
13.4
38.2
53.6

13.5
13.6
36.1
55.0

14.1
13.4
37.5
65.7

14.4
13.5
35.6
62.9

14.4
13.5
37.2
68.6

14.0
13.4
33.6
65.4

13.8
12.8
36.4
67.5

13.8
12.5
38.5
69.6

14.1 14.5
11.9 12.0
39.6 41.9
56.41 49.6
1

13.9
13.1
37.9
59.5

128

R E T A IL

P R IC E S , 1 8 9 0 T O

1928

T able 13.—AVERAG E R E TA IL PRICES OF SPECIFIED FOOD ARTICLES IN EACH
PORTLAND, ME.
1927
Article

Ur
>H
c3 I*
$
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1

Unit

Sirloin steak 2
._
Pound.
Round steak........ —do___
Rib roast..........
— do___
do___
Chuck roast___

Cts.
58. C
45.1
29.3
20.8

Cts.
58.6
46.2
29.7
21.0

Cts.
59.0
46.2
29.
21.

Cts.
61.1
47.5
30.6
21.9

Cts.
63.5
48.6
31.6
22.9

Cts.
62.9
48.4
31.2
22.0

Cts.
66.1
49.2
31.8
22.5

Cts.
66.1
49.3
32.5
22.7

Cts.
64.7
48.5
32.2
22.3

Cts.
63.9
47.8
32.2
22.6

Cts.
64.7
47.0
32.2
22.8

Cts.
64.3
47.7
32.5
23.1

Cts.
62.8
47.6
31.3
22.2

Plate beef............. „ -do..
Pork chops.......
do_.
Bacon, sliced—
— do..
Ham, sliced-----do_.

17.7
37.0
45.4
56.

17.5
35.8
45.1
56.4

17.5
37.0
45.1
57.1

18.0
37.1
46.1
56.

18.5
37.2
44.9
58.2

18.5
35.4
43.7
57.7

18.6
34.1
43.5
55.5

18.7
38.8
43.5
55.2

18.3
42.7
42.9
55.7

1&7
44.4
43.1
56.5

18.5
39.6
43.1
52.0

19.3
33.1
43.6
51.0

18.3
37.7
44.2
55.8

Lamb, leg of........
d o...
Hens................. „ _ d o.„
Salmon, canned, - d o . . .
red.
Milk, fresh.......... Quart...

37.3 37.0 37.8 39.8 41.7 41.0 43.0 42.3 39.1 37.9 36.9 36.2 39.2
41.8 41.8 42.2 41.7 42.0 41.8 42.3 41.8 40.8 40.8 40.2 40.1 41.4
31.3 31.0 30.7 30.4 30.4 30.2 30.2 32.1 33.4 35.0 35.4 35.2 32.1

Milk, evaporated. Can *—
Butter......... ........ Pound.
O leom argarine „ . d o ___
(all butter sub­
stitutes).

12.4 12.5 12.5 12. 12.5 12.5 12.4 12.6 12.7 12.5 12.5 12.5 12.5
60.3 60.4 60.8 60. 57.6 55.4 54.7 54.7 55.0 57.2 57.4 58.8 57.8
28.0 28.0 28.0 28.0 28.0 27.5 27.5 27.5 27.5 26.4 26. 26.7 27.5

do___
Cheese................ .
Lard____ ______ — do.__
Vegetable lard —do.__
substitute.
Eggs, strictly fresh Dozen.

37.7 37.6 37.5 37.9 37.9 37.9 38.0 38.3 37.9 38.6 38.7 39.5 38.1
18.5 18.5 18.4 18.4 18.3 18.2 18.4 18.1 18.2 18.9 18. 18.6 18.4
25.7 26.0 25.7 26.0 25.6 25.7 25.8 26.7 26.9 26.4 26.6 26.6 26.1

Eggs, storage------ —do___
Bread__________ Pound.
Flour................... _ „d o ___
Corn meal............
do___

44.0 48.1 48.8
51.3 42.5
10.1 10.0 10.0 10.0 10.0 10.0 10.0 10.3 10.3 10.3 10.3 10.2 10.1
5.5 5.'4 5 .4 5.3 5.3 5 .5 5 .5 5 .5 5.5 5.4 5.3 5.3 5.4
5.1 5.2 5.1 5.1 5.1 5.1 5.1 5.0 5.0 5.0 5.0 5.0 5 .1

Rolled oats......... ...d o .......
Corn flakes___
8-oz. pkg.
Wheat cereal..
28-oz.pkg
Macaroni.........
Pound

8.0 7.9 7.8 7.8 8.0 8.1 8.0 8.0 7.9 7.8 7.8 7.9
7.
11.6 11.6 11.6 10. 10.8 10.1 9.9 9.6 9.
9.6 9.7 9.8 10.4
25.9 25.9 25.9 25.9 25.9 25.7 25.6 25.4 25. 25.5 25.5 25.5 25.7
24.7 24.5 24.4 24.7 24.7 24.7 24.4 24.4 24.0 24.1 24.1 24.2 24.4

Rice.................... . — do..
Beans, navy....... . ...d o ..
Potatoes............... —.do­
Onions................ .
do..

12.8 12.6 12.7 12.7 12.5 12. 12.6 12.5 12.3 12.2 12.2 11. 12.5
9.3 9.2 9.4 9.4 9.3 9.5 9.7 10.0 10.4 10.3 9.9 9.
9.7
3.6 3.4 3.2 3.1 3.8 5.2 3.6 2.9 2.
2.8 2.8 2.8 3.3
5.5 5.5
5.;
4.3 4.4 6.1
9.4 9.0 8.0 5.7 4.9 4.

Cabbage............. . ...d o .......
Beans, baked___ No. 2 can.
Corn, canned___ ...d o .......
Peas, canned____
do._

3.4 3.5 3.3 3.5 8.9 10.
6.1 3.8 2.7 2.7 2.7 2.4 4.5
15.3 15.0 15.3 15.1 14.4 14.3 14.4 14.4 14.1 13.8 14. 14.2 14.6
16.0 15.5 15.2 15.8 14.1 14.4 14.2 13.8 14.4 14.2 13.9 14.4 14.7
18.4 18.4 18.2 18.2 17.6 17.8 17.5 17.7 17.5 17.3 17.3 17.4 17.8

Tomatoes, canned.
Sugar, granulated.
Tea.......................
Coffee..............

...d o ....
Pound.
...d o___
...d o___

12. 12. 12.8 12.8 12.7 12. 12.8 12.8 13.1 12.7 12.5 12.2 12.7
7.6 7.5 7.4 7.2 7.3 7.3 7.3 7.3 7.3 7.3 7.2 7.1 7.3
61.4 62.1 62.1 62.1 62.1 62.2 62.2 62.2 62.2 62.2 62.2 62.2 62.1
52.4 51.9 51.5 51.2 50.9 49.9 49.6 49.4 49.5 49.3 49.1 50.1 50.4

Prunes.............
Raisins............
Bananas..........
Oranges...........

— do___
— do___
...d o ___
Dozen.

15.0
13.5
10.9
54.2

13.8 13.8 13.8 15.0 13.9

13.8 13.8 13.8 13.8 13.8 13.8 13.8

64.1 57.3 44.1 39.1 40.4 40.4 46.2 56.9 63.1 68.5 77.'

14.8
13.9
11.0
50.3

14.8
13.4
11.0
47.4

14.9
13.3
11.0
51.1

14.5
13.3
10.8
53.4

14.5
13.5
10.7
55.1

14.5
13.6
10.7
57.3

14.5
13.4
11.1
66.3

13.8
13.1
11.0
66.4

13.8
13.0
11.1
71.1

13.0
13.0
11.4
64.0

72.4 55.9

13.3
13.3
11.7
56.0

14.3
13.4
11.0
57.7

115-16 ounces.
2 The steak for which prices are here noted is called ‘‘ sirloin" in this city, but in most of the other cities
included in this report it would be known as “ porterhouse” steak.




129

DETAILED TABLES

OF 51 CITIES, 1913, 1927, A N D 1928, A N D EACH M ON TH OF 1927 AND 1928—Continued
PORTLAND, M E.
1928
Article

Unit

Sirloin steak 2
_.
Pound.
Round steak____ ...d o _
_
...d o _
_
Rib roast_____
Chuck roast...
... do__.

Cts.
66.1
49.4
32.9
23.4

Cts.
65.7
49.6
32.9
24.3

Cts.
65.3
48.5
33.1
24.7

Cts.
65.3
49.4
33.9
24.7

Cts.
67.1
50.8
33.5
24.8

Cts.
68.2
50.4
34.2
25.7

a s.
70.7
54.1
35.8
27.9

Cts.
73.2
55.4
36.2
27.5

Cts.
74.4
56.6
38.0
28.4

Cts.
71.4
54.4
37.9
27.4

Cts.
67.5
51.2
36.1
27.7

Cts.
67.8
51.2
35.6
26.4

Cts.
68.6
51.8
35.0
26.1

Plate beef...........
Pork chops_____
Bacon, sliced___
Ham, sliced____

19.5
31.2
42.5
49.1

19.4
28.6
40.4
49.4

19.2
27.5
40.4
49.8

19.6
31.7
40.3
49.5

20.8
35.5
39.5
49.5

20.4
35.5
40.3
49.6

22.2
37.6
41.7
51.3

22.7
39.9
40.8
53.8

26.9
45.7
41.8
55.5

25.7
41.3
42.2
55.4

25.9
38.0
42.0
53.8

25.3
31.1
40.6
52.8

22.3
35.3
41.0
51.6

...d o ___
...d o ....
...d o ___
—do___

Lamb, leg of....... . —do___
Hens..............
— do___
Salmon, canned, — do___
red.
Milk, fresh......... . Quart...

35.4 36.4 37.5 38.9 43.1 44.6 42.5 43.4 42.5 37.5 37.8 37.5 39.8
40.7 41.2 41.3 41.6 41.9 41.9 42.3 41.8 42.2 42.4 41.9 41.9 41.8
35.8 35.9 35.6 35.6 35.4 35.9 35.6 34.4
31.8 30.7 29.5 34.1

Milk, evaporated. Can i__.
Butter................. Pound.,
Oleom argarine —do----(all butter sub­
stitutes).

12.6 12.6 12.3 12.2 12.2 12.2 12.2 12.3 12.5 12.3 12.3 12.3 12.3
59.1 58.5 58.6 58.5 57.9 57.9 57.1 58.0 59.2 59.5 59.5 60.8 58.7
26.7 26.9 27.3 26.6 26.6 26.6 26.6 26.6 26.6
26.9 26.9 26.7

15.0 15.0 15.0 15.0 15.0 15.0 15.0 15.0 15.0 15.0 15.0 15.0 15.0

39.1 39.7 39.5 39.0 39.4 38.8 39.1 39.5
39.4 39.5 40.1 39.4
18.1 17.8 17.2 17.3 17.4 17.6 17.7 18.3 18.7 19.4 18.7 19.2 1&0
26.1 26.2 26.2 26.2 26.2 26.2 26.2 26.2 26.2 26.2 26.0 26.0 26.2

Cheese.................
Lard.....................
V e g e ta b le lard
substitute.
Eggs, strictly fresh

.—do__.
— d o ...
... d o . . .
Dozen..

58.1 55.4 43.6 40.9 43.6 45.8 50.1 62.2 67.4 68.4 74.8

Eggs, storage-----Bread........... —
Flour___________
Corn meal____

._do__.
Pound.
—do_
_
—do_
_

47.0 46.7
49.3 48.6 49.9
10.1 10.1 10.1 10.1 10.1 10.1 10.1 10.1 10.1 10.1 10.1 9.4 10.0
5.3 5.3 5.3 5.5 5.9 5.8 5.8 5.5 5.4 5.1 5.1 5.0 5.4
5.1 5.0 5.0 5.2 5.1 5.1 5.0 5.2 5.1 5.1 5.3 5.3 5.1

Rolled oats___
Corn flakes...........
Wheat cereal........
Macaroni.........

— do..
8-oz.pkg.
28-oz.pkg.
Pound-.

7.7 8.0 8.1 8.0 7.9 8.0 8.0 8.0 8.0 8.0 7.8 7.9 8.0
9.8 9.9 9.9 9.6 9.5 9.6 9.5 9.5 9.4 9.4 9.4 9.6 9.6
25.9 25.6 25.6 25.6 25.4 25.4 25.4 25.6 25.6 25.6 25.8 25.8 25.6
23.9 23.9 23.2 23.3 23.2 23.1 23.2 23.2 23.2 22.7 22.9 23.5 23.3

56.4

Rice_________
—do___
Beans, navy_____ ..d o ___
Potatoes.............. — do___
Onions................
do___

11.9 11.9 11.4 11.1 11.4 11.4 11.3 11.4 11.3 11.1 11.1 11.0 11.4
10.1 10.4 11.2 11.4 12.0 12.4 12.5 12.6 12.7 11.8 12.4 12.3 11.8
2.0 2.1 2.0 1.9 1.8 1.8 2.4
2.7 3.0 3.4 3.2 2.5 1.
7.5 6.3
4.9 5.1 6.6 7.7 7.9 6.2 5.8 5.3 5.7 6.1

Cabbage...........
Beans, baked.......
Corn, canned.......
Peas, canned........

—do___
No. 2 can
—do.,
— do-----

2.5 2.4 2.5 3.5 7.1 6.1 5.7 4.6 4.1 3.8 3.6 3.6 4.1
15.0 15.2 14.8 14.9 15.4 15.4 14.9 15.2 15.2 15.0 15.2 15.0 15.1
14.6 14.4 14. 14.6 14.8 14.6 14.2 14.2 14.1 14.1 14.4 14.2 14.4
17.8 17.5 17.5 17.8 17.9 17.9 17.4 17.4 17.4 17.5 18.2 17.8 17.7

Tomatoes, canned
Sugar, granulated.
Tea..................
Coffee..............

—do_
_
Pound.
— do__.
— do__.

12.3 12.4 12.1 12.0 12.2 11.7 11.7 11.8 11.7 11.5 11.8 11.7 11.9
7.2 7.1 7.1 7.1 7.1 7.2 7.2 7.0 6.9 6.8 6.6 6.8 7.0
62.2 62.2 62.2 62.2 61.8 62.2 62.2 62.2 62.2 62.2 62.4 62.4 62.2
50.9 50.9 51.6 51.6 51.8 .52.1 52.1 53.2 53.1 53.4 53.2 52.8 52.2

Prunes.............
Raisins............ .
Bananas..........
Oranges............

__ do___
— do_
_
— d o ..»
Dozen„

11.7
13.0
11.7
57.8

11.7
12.9
11.7
60.2

11.2
12.8
11.7
58.0

11.1
12.6
10.9
64.4

11.3 11.3 11.6 12.2 11.9
12.4 12.4 12.3 12.3 12.1
10.3 9.6 10.3 10.5 10.1
70.4 68.8 68.1 71.5 77.5

12.1
12.1
10.7
74.5

12.4
11.2
11.0
65.3

12.2
11.0
11.0
47.8

11.7
12.3
10.8
65.4

i 15-16 ounces.
2 The steak for which prices are here quoted is called “ sirloin” in this city, but in most of the other cities
ncluded in this report it would be known as “ porterhouse” steak.




130

RETAIL PRICES, 1890 TO 1928

T a b le 12.—AVERAG E R E TA IL PRICES OF SPECIFIED FOOD A RTICLES IN EACH
PORTLAND, OREG.
1927
Article

Unit

Sirloin steak.........
Round steak........
Rib roast_______
Chuck roast_____

Pound—
—do____
—do___
—do___

Cts.
22.9
20.7
19.2
16.3

Cts.
29.4
26.3
25.0
18.8

Cts.
29.5
27.0
25.2
18.9

Cts.
29.8
27.2
26.1
19.2

Cts.
31.6
29.0
26.6
20.4

Cts.
31.3
28.7
26.4
20.3

Cts.
31.2
28.6
26.4
20.0

Cts.
31.4
28.7
25.9
19.6

Cts.
31.5
28.8
26.3
19.8

Cts.
31.7
29.0
25.8
19.7

Cts.
31.1
28.9
25.8
19.4

Cts.
31.0
28.8
26.2
19.9

Cts.
31.3
29.1
26.2
20.4

Cts.
30.9
28.3
26.0
19.7

Plate b e e f..........
Pork chops______
Bacon, sliced-----Ham, sliced_____

—do____
—do____
—do___
__do___

13.4
21.7
30.1
30.3

13.9
38.
54.7
57.4

14.2
37.7
55.0
57.1

14.3
37.5
54.7
57.1

14.9
36.8
54.3
57.2

14.7
35.
54.6
56.6

14.4
34.9
54.3
56.0

14.1
36.0
53.7
56.0

14.2
36.8
53.0
56.3

14.3
39.6
53.3
55.8

14.4
38.8
53.6
56.0

15.1
36.4
53.4
55.4

15.7
34.6
51.7
54.8

14.5
36.9
53.9
56.3

17.7 35.9 36.0 36.8
Lamb, leg of-....... -do__
21.1 36.9 36.9 36.5
Hens___________ — do__
34.8 35.3 34.5
Salmon, canned, —do__
red.
Milk, fresh______ Quart—_ 9.5 12.0 12.0 12.0

38.0 38.1 37.8 37.2 36.9 35.8 35.6 35.9 35.4 36.6
36.5 36.3 32.1 32.5 31.7 31.6 29.7 32.2 32.2 33.8
33.2 32.4 33.7 32.6 32.8 33.7 35.0 35.0 35.7 34.1
12.0 12.0 12.0 12.0 12.0 12.0 12.0 12.0 12.0 12.0

Milk, evaporated. Can 1__
Butter.................. PoundO leom argarine — do___
(all butter sub­
stitutes).

10.8 10.6 10.5 10.5 10.6 10.7 10.9 10.9 10.7 10.7 10.5 10.5 10.7
45.5 56.7 56.4 54.8 51.9 50.2 49.7 49.7 51.5 54.4 54.8 55.9 57.8 53.7
30.2 30.2 29.0 28.8 28.8 28.9 28.9 27.3 26.8 26.4 26.3 25.3 28.9

Cheese___............
Lard______ _____
Vegetable lard
substitute.
Eggs, strictly fresh.

__ do_
_
—do__
...d o ....

20.8 38.3 37.7 37.4 36.7 37.1 37.4 37.1 37.2 38.5 38.3
38.3 37.7
18.1 22.6 22.4 22.1 21. 21.2 20.5 20.4 20.2 20.3 21.0 21.0 20.6 21.2
28.8 28.7 28.8 28.6 28.6 28.7 28.9 28.6 28.3 28.9 28.7 28.6 28.7

Eggs, storage___
Bread...... ...........
Flour..................
Corn meal............

„ do„
Pound..
__do..
—do___

Rolled oats___
Corn flakes...........
Wheat cereal-_
Macaroni.........

— do......
8-oz. pkg.
28-oz.pkg
Pound

Rice—..............
Beans, navy...
Potatoes..........
Onions.............
Cabbage_____
Beans, baked—
Corn, canned..
Peas, canned-.

Dozen__ 36.5 40.7 37.5 30.5 29.1 29.3 29.1 31.5 35.1 43.5 52.6 54.9 47.1 38.4
5.6
2.9
3.4

9.5
5.2
5.3

9.3
5.1
5.6

5.0
5.4

9.3
5.0
5.6

9.3
5.0
5.6

10.4
11.
26.7
18.4

10.4
11.6
26.7
18.4

10.5
11.
26.7
18.4

10.3
10.1
26.7
18.4

10.6
10.1
26.6
18.5

43.0 41.0 35.0
9.3 9.2 9.2
5.0 4.8 4.7
5.5 5.5 5.6

9.3
5.0
5.6

10.5 10.6 10.4 10.2 10.1 10.2 10.4
10.1 9.4 9.5 9.6 9.6 9.6
26.7 26.6 26.7 26.6 27.0 27.0
17.5 18.4 18.3 18.2 18.3 18.3 18.3

10.4
10.2
26.7
18.3

5.1
5.5

9.3
5.1
5.7

5.1
6.1

9.3
5.1
5.5

.do..
8.6 10.3 10.4 10.4 10.1 10.3 10.4 10.4 10.3 10.5 10.2 10.1
.d o.......
9.7 9.8 9.8 9.6 9.9 10.2 11.3 11.1 11.2 10.4 9.6
.do___ "6.9 2.4 2.7 2.6 2.8 3.3 4.4 4.2 2.8 2.7 2.6 2.4
.do___
4.2 4.8 4.8 6.8 8.8 8.6 6.5 4.5 3.7 3.6 3.4
— do.......
No.2can_
...d o___
...d o — .

9.7 10.3
9.6 10.2
2.2 2.9
3.7 5.3

4.0 4.5 5.1 7.0 9.9 9.1 4.7 3.7 3.8 3.2 2.9 3.5 5.1
13.2 13.0 13.0 12.8 12.7 12.5 12.0 12.0 12.0 11.8 12.0 12.0 12.4
19.2 19.4 19.7 19.7 19.2 19.0 19.3 18.9 18.3 18.1 18.1 18.4 18.9
19.6 19.2 19.3 19.2 19.2 18.4 19.1 18.3 18.1 17.5 17.5 17.8 18.6

Tomatoes, canned. No.2Mean
16.3 16.7 16. 17.0 17.0 17.2 16.9 16.8 16.6 16.5 16.4 17.3 16.8
Sugar, granulated. Pound.. 6.2 7.5 7.5 7.3 7.1 7.2 7.5 7.3 7.3 7.2 7.1 7.2 7.0 7.3
Tea........ ............... ...d o----- 55.0 77.6 77.6 77.9 79.6 76.9 76.9 77.3 77.1 78.0 76.4 76.7 76.4 77.4
C offee............
...d o___ 35.0 53.1 52.8 51.9 51.7 51.3 50.3 51.1 51.3 51.3 50.7 51.9 51.9 51.6
Prunes.................. ...d o___
Raisins................. ...d o___
.do.
Bananas..........
Oranges...........
Dozen _
115-16 ounces.




10.1 10.1 9.9
13.5 13.6 13.7 13.7
13.1 13.2 13.0 12.8
48.7 52.1 48.7 47.8

10.
13.8
12.5
47.5

11.0
13.7
12.2
46.5

11.6
13.7
12.5
47.0

11.5
13.6
12.7
50.2

11.4
13.5
12.8
52.5

10.3
13.5
12.8
60.

10.2
10.5
12.8 12.9 13.5
13.0 11.9 12.7
57.1 53.9 51.2

131

DETAILED TABLES

OF 51 CITIES, 1913, 1927, A N D 1928, A N D EACH M ON TH OF 1927 AND 1928—Continued
PORTLAND, OREG.
1928
Article

Unit

Sirloin steak....... . Pound—
Round steak------ ...d o ___
Rib roast............. ...d o ..
Chuck roast____ ...d o ___

O s.
22.9
20.7
19.2
16.3

a s.
34.5
32.4
29.1
23.8

O s.
35.1
32.4
29.8
23.9

a s.
34.4
32.2
30.1

a s.
35.3
32.9
30.5
24.1

Os.
35.5
33.3
30.4
23.8

a s.
35.5
33.4
29.8
23.4

a s.
35.2
33.1
29.7
23.1

Os.
35.0
32.8
30.0
23.5

O s.
35.9
33.9
29.9
24.4

O s.
35.8
33.8
30.3
24.6

Os
36.2
34.6
29.6
25.2

a s.
36.0
34.1
29.6
25.0

a s,
35.4
33.2
29.9
24.1

—d o - . —do____
—d o_._.
...d o -----

13.4
21.7
30.1
30.

18.2
35.0
52.8
55.6

18.4
31.8
50.6
54.4

18.6
30.
48.8
53.4

18.9
30.1
50.3
53.4

19.0
31.8
50.0
53.8

18.6
32.5
49.7
54.1

18.3
35.8
50.
54.4

18.3
39.1
49.1
54.3

18.8
41.9
51.3
55.9

18.6
36.0
51.3
55.9

19.6
34.6
51.6
54.7

19.0
34.3
50.3
52.8

18.7
34.4
50.5
54.4

Plate beef........... .
Pork chops........ .
Bacon, sliced-----Ham, sliced-------

Lamb, leg of------- —do----- 17.7 35.8 36.9 37.0
— do----- 21.1 34.3 34.2 34.4
Salmon, canned, ...d o ___
36.1 36.1 35.7
red.
Milk, fresh.......... Quart. __ 9.5 12.0 12.0 12.0

38.1 38.3 37.6 37.5 36.2 36.0 36.4 35.9 37.0
34.8 34.9 34.3 34.8 33.2 34.0 33.8 35. 35.1 34.4
35.7 34.8 34.8 34.8 33.3 31.3 32.4 32.4 31.6 34.1
12.0 12.0 12.0 12.0 12.0 12.0 12.0 12.0 12.0 12.0

Milk, evaporated. Can L . .
10.5 10.4 10. 10.3 10.2 10.0 10.0 10.0 10.0 10.0 10.1 10.1 10.2
Butter.................. Pound._ 40.5 57.2 55.3 55.3 51.6 50.5 50.9 53.3 55.9 58.9 59.1 59.2 58. 55.5
O leom argarine ...d o — .
25.2 25.5 25.5 25.6 26.4 26.6 25.8 25.5 26.2 26.3 26.1 26.1 25.9
(all butter sub­
stitutes).
Cheese. ............... —do___ 20.8 38.5 38.6 38.5
37.8 38.1 38.0 38.7 38.5 38.0
Lard..............— ...d o ___ 18.1 20.4 19.9 19.4 19.7 20.0 19. 19.5 19.7 19.9 19.0
V e g e ta b le lard ...d o ___
27.8 28.4 28.4
28.7 28.8 28.7 28.5 28.4 28.7
substitute.
Eggs, strictly fresh Dozen__ 36.5 45.8 34.8 30.4 29.6 31.2 34.3 37.9 38.5 47.7 53.5
Eggs, storage. _
Bread..............
Flour....................
Corn meal............

—d o_._.
Pound._
— do___
— do___

5.6
2.9
3.4

.d o___
.d o___
.d o ..

Cabbage..............
Beans, baked___
Corn, canned___
Peas, canned___

— do___
No. 2 can
— do___
...d o ..

- d o ____

9.2
4.8
6.2

9.2,
4.9
6.2

9.2
4.9
6.2

9.2
5.0
6.0

9.2
5.0
6.0

9.2
5.1
5.9

9.2
4.
6.0

54.4 49.4 40.6

42.5 43.0 43.0
9.3 9.3 9.3 9.3
4.9 4.7 4.7 4.7
5.8 5.8 5.6 5.8

9.2
4.9
6.0

10.7 10.7 10.7 10.7 10.6 10.5 10.5 10.5 10.5 10.6 10.4 10.4 10.6
9.6 9.6 9.6 9.6 9.6 9.7 9.5 9.4 9.5 9.6 9.6 9.6 9.6
27.1 27.2 27.2 27.2 27.0 26.8 26.8 27.0 26.8 26.8 26.6 26.8 26.9
18.3 18.3 18.5 18.5 18.6 18.5 18.6 18.5 18.6 18.5 18.3 18.5 18.5

— do___
Rolled oats___
8-oz. pkg
Cora flakes___
28-oz. pkg
Wheat cereal____
Pound __
Macaroni.........
Rice___________
Beans, navy.......
Potatoes..............
Onions...... .........

9.2
4.8
6.1

38.5 38.5 38.3
19.6 19.7 19.7
28.4 28.4 28.5

8.6
0.9

10.2 10.0 10.1
9.9 10.2 10.4 10.2 10.2 10.1 10.2 9.6 10.1
9.6 10.0 11.1 12.0 13.2 12.8 12.8 12.8 12.8 12.3 12.8 12.7 12.1
2.3 2.2 2.2 2.5 2.0 2.6 2.6 2.3 2.2 2.1 2.1 2.2 2.3
5.0 4.8 5.1 5.1 5.9 4.8 4.4 3.8 4.2 4.8 5.0 5.7 4.9
4.6 4.8 5.3 6.4 8.3 6.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 3.9 3.8 4.8 5.0
11.7 11.7 11.7 11.7 11.9 11.8 12.3 11.8 12.3 12.3 12.7 12.2 12.0
18.6 18.4 18.0 18.0 17.9 17.9 17. 16.9 17.9 17.9 17.9 17.9 17.9
18.6 17.5 17.5 17.5 17.6 17.3 17.3 17.1 17.0 17.0 17.0 17.0 17.4

Tomatoes, canned No.2Jcan
16.8 16.8 16.1 16.1 15.2 15.4 15.6 15.3 15.6 15.6 15.6 15.6 15.8
Sugar, granulated. Pound. . 6.2 7.1 7.0 7.0 7.0 7.1 7.1 7.0 6.9 7.0 6.8 6.6 6.7 6.9
...d o ___ 55.0 80.3 80. 79.9 80.6 78.6 79.5 80.7 79.9 81.1 77.2 78.0 78.0 79.5
Tea..................
do_.
Coffee.............
35.0 52.6 52.6 52.9 52.9 52.6 52.9 53.2 53.3 53.3 52.9 53.3 53.2 53.0
Prunes...........
Raisins..........
Bananas.........
Oranges_____

—do___
—do___
—do___
Dozen. _

115-16 ounces.




10.8
12.9
12.6
49.5

10.
12.9
12.6
48.6

10.7
12.9
12.0
49.1

10.8
12.8
10.6
50.4

11.0 10.6 11.2 11.5 11.1 13.4 13.8
13.0 13.0 13.2 13.2 12.2 11.6 10.6
10.2 9.7 9.3 9.2 10.3 10.6 10.
59.2 61. 57.9
53.4 55.5 60.2

13.4
11.2
10.9
45.8

11.6
12.5
10.7
54.4

132

R E TAIL PRICES, 1890 TO 1928

T able 13.—AVERAG E R E TA IL PRICES OF SPECIFIED FOOD ARTICLES IN EACH
PROVIDENCE, R. I.
1927
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Article

Unit

Sirloin steak 2
__
Round steak_.......
Rib roast.............
Chuck roast........

Pound..
.—do___
...d o ----— do___

Cts.
73.3
50.3
39.1
29.7

Cts.
74.9
52.1
40.5
31.6

Cts.
75.3
52.5
40.5
31.4

Cts.
75.3
52.1
40.1
30.4

Cts.
75.4
51.4
40.4
31.6

Cts.
76.2
50.9
40.7
30.5

Cts.
76.4
53.0
41.1
31.7

Cts.
73.7
50.9
39.4
30.1

Plate beef-_........
Pork chops..........
Bacon, sliced___
Ham, sliced_____

17.9 17.5 17.2 17.8 18.6 18.0
...d o — _
— do—
2l.O 38.8 38.1 38.9 39.6 38.9 36.0
— do----- 22.5 45.6 45.5 44.9 44.6 43.0 42.6
61.2 60.0 58.5
— do___ 31.3 60.0 59.6

18.2
36.9
41.9
57.0

17.9
42.0
42.2
55.6

18.0
46.7
42.4
53:8

18.4
48.7
42.1
52.7

19.1
40.1
41.9
54.8

19.3
35.5
41.2
55.0

18.2
40.0
43.2
57.3

Cts.
39.6
30.7
24.1
18.7

Cts.
70.2
49.2
37.2
27.9

Cts.
70.6
49.3
37.7
28.4

Cts.
70.4
48.5
37.1
28.3

39.6 41.4
Lamb, leg of____ — do— - 19.6
H en s................. . — do___ 24.2 42.5 42.0 42.2
33.5 33.2 33.5
Salmon, canned, — do___
red.
Milk, fresh......... . Quart— 9.0 14.3 14.3 14.3
Milk, evaporated. Can K -.
Butter................ Pound.
Oleom argarine ..d o —
(all butter sub­
stitutes).

Cts.
72.0
50.1
39.0
29.8

Cts.
73.8
50.9
39.5
29.9

43.3 44.3 43.8 43.2 41.4 40.1 39. 39.8 38.2 41.1
42.6 43.5 40.2 37.8 39.7 39.2 40.8 41.0 39.6 40.9
33.0 32.5 32.1 31.9 32.2 33.1 33.0 32.9 33.9 32.9
14.3 14.3 14.3 14.5 15.5 15.5 15.7 15.7 15.7 14.9

12.1 12.2 12.1 12.1 12.3 12.1 12.1 12.1 12.1 12.1 12.2 12.2 12.1
38.8 57.2 57.5 58.9 59.9 53.6 51.9 51.1 51.4 52.0 53.9 53.9 54.1 54.6
29.1 29.0 28.9 28.9 29.1 27.7 27.3 27.1 28.1 27.5 27.4 27.5 28.1

37.1
—do___ 22.0 36.7 36.4 36.8 36.9 36.8 36.7 36.8 36.9 37.2 37.8 37.4
„ d o ----- 15.4 18.6 18.4 18.3 18.2 18.3 18.2 18.3 18.4 18.6 18.6 18.7 18.4 18.4
26.7
26.9 26.9 26. 26.9 26.4 26.5 26.2 26.5 26.6 26.2 26.6
-d o — .

Cheese................
L a r d ...................
Vegetable lard
substitute.
Eggs,strictly fresh.

Dozen__ 41.6 67.3 56.7 45.1 43.2 43.2 43.8 50.9 >9.8

75.0 83.1 69.4 58.8

Eggs, storage.......
Bread...................
Flour....................
Corn meal______

— do___
P ound..
— do___
. —do___

Rolled oats..........
Corn flakes..........
Wheat cereal—
Macaroni.........

— d o___
8-oz.pkg_ : : :
28-oz.pkg
Pound

R ice..................
Beans, navy___
Potatoes............
Onions..............

— do— _ 9.3 11.9 11.6 11.5 11.3 11.1 10.7 10.7 10.6 10.8 10.9 10.8 10.8 11.1
.-.d o ___
9.7 9.3 9.3 9.4 9.5 9.5 9.8 10.1 10.1 10.0 9.9 9.9 9.7
...d o ___ "1 .7 3.7 3.5 3.5 3.5 4.1 5.5 3.5 2.8 3.1 3.0 2.9 2.9 3.5
— do___
5.3 5.1 5.9 6.6 9.3 9.1 8.2 5.2 4.7 4.6 4.5 4.6 6.1

48.9 39.0
6.0 9.2 9.2
3.4 5.9 5.9
2.9 5.0 4.9

9.2
5.9
5.0

9.2
5.8
5.0

9.1
5.9

4.9

9.1
6.0
4.

9.1
6.0

9.1
6.0

5.1 5.0

9.1
5.8
5.2

48.1 47.0 47.5
9.1 9.1 9.0
5.7 5.5 5.6
5.2 5.1 5.1

9.1
5.8

5.0

9.1 9.1 9.1 9.1 9.1 9.1 9.1 9.1 9.1 9.1 8.9 9.0 9.1
10.9 10.8 10.8 10.4 10.2 9.8 9.8 9.6 9.5 9.5 9.5 9.5 10.0
25.2 25.3 25.1 25.1 25.3 25.1 25.1 24.9 24.9 25.2 25.1 25.1 25.1
23.3 23.3 23.3 23.3 23.4 23.4 23.4 23.4 23.2 23.2 23.0 23.1 23.3

Cabbage.............. ...d o ___
4.4 5.1 5.3 5 8 10.7 10.2 5.0 4.8 4.3 3.9 3.7 3.9 5.6
Beans, baked___ No.2 can ....... 11.4 11.6 11.6 11.6 11.5 11.5 11.4 11.2 11.2 11.1 10.9 10.8 11.3
Corn, canned___ — do___ ------ 17.7 17.8 17.4 17.0 17.4 17.1 16.3 16.8 17.2 16.9 17.1 16.8 17.1
Peas, canned___ — do— .
19.0 18.5 18.7 18.3 18.4 18.3 18.4 18.4 18.9 18.6 18.4 18.7 18.6
Tomatoes, canned.
Sugar, granulated.
Tea— . .................
Coffee............. „ .

...d o — .
13.2 13. 13.0 13.0 13.2 13.2 13.0 13.1 13.1 13.4 12.8 12. 13.1
Pound.. 5.1 7.3 7.3 7.2 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.1 7.0 7.0 6.9 6.9 6.9 7.1
...d o ___ 48.3 60.4 60.9 60.9 60.6 60.6 61.2 60.9 60.6 60.8 60.6 61.1 61.1 60.8
— do..
48.8 48.9 49.2 50.0 50.4
30.0 53.7 52.6 52.1 51.0 50.5 49.8 48.7

Prunes...
Raisins...
Bananas..

...d o ___
d o..
Dozen.
.. . d o ..

14.7
14.3
32.5
53.1

14.9
14.1
32.5
52.4

14.8
14.4
31.7
55.6

14.6
14.1
32.5
54.7

14.4
14.2
33.
59.3

14.4
14.1
31.3
63.1

14.5
14.2
30.
58.7

14.8
13.8
32.5
65.5

13.6
14.0
33.3
69.5

13.5
14.1
31.7
73.3

13.5
13.7
32.5
60.4

13.0
13.6
31.4
59.3

14.2
14.1
32.2
60.4

115-16 ounces.
2 The steak for which prices are here quoted is called “ sirloin ” in this city, but in most of the other cities
included in this report it would be known as “ porterhouse” steak.




D E T A IL E D

133

TABLES

OF 51 CITIES, 1913, 1927, A N D 1928, AND EACH M O N TH OF 1927 A N D 1928—Continued
PROVIDENCE, R. I.
1928
Article

Unit

Sirloin steak2-----Round steak____
Rib roast............
Chuck roast.......

Pound—
—do___
...d o___
...d o___

a s.
39.6
30.7
24.1
18.7

Cts.
77.5
51.5
41.2
32.

Cts.
76.9
52.7
40.
32.2

Cts.
78.7
53.7
41.9
32.5

Cts.
78.7
55.1
42.4
33.4

Cts.
80.4
57.7
44.3
35.9

a s.
80.8
58.6
43.7
35.2

Cts.
84.6
60.1
44.8
36.0

a s.
82.7
58.
45.2
35.8

Cts.
80.8
58.2
44.8
36.4

80.4
56.9
44.5
35.7

Cts.
79.8
55.6
43.1
34.3

Plate beef...........
Pork chops.........
Bacon, sliced___
Ham, sliced____

.—do___
...d o___
— do___
— do___

20.8 20.7 20.8
2l.O 32.1 30.9 30.9
22.5 41.4 40.2 39.2
31.3 54.2 54.1 53.5

21.1
34.6
40.5
54.3

21.8
39.9
40.5
53.9

21.7
38.6
40.7
54.2

22.3
42.0
41.3
56.1

24.0
44.3
41.9
56.6

25.4
49.6
43.0
57.1

25.0
42.6
43.0
58.2

25.6
40.7
41.7
57.3

24.7
35.0
40.7
55.3

22.8
38.4
41.2
55.4

Cts.
77.2
51.5
41.4
32.2

Cts.
78.3
51.8
41.8
33.2

Lamb, leg of_____ —do___
Hens.................. —do----Salmon, canned, — do___

39.0 41.1
19.6 37.9 38.9 39.9 42.3 44.8 45.3 43.3 41.0 41.7
24.2 40.3 41.3 40.8 41.8 41.8 42.4 41.7 41.8 42.9 42.9 42.9 41.9 41.9
33.0
33.4
33.5 33.7 33.6 34.1 34.2 32.9 32.3 32.4 32.1 30.

Milk,’ fresh........... Quart—

9.0 15.7 15.7 15.7 15.7 14.5 14.5 15.3 15.7 15.7 15.7 15.7 15.7 15.5

Milk, evaporated. Can1___
12.1 12.0 11.7 11.5 11.4 11.5 11.5 11.3 11.5 11.7 11.9 11.8 11.7
Butter ................ . Pound._ 38.8 55.4 54.8 56.6 55.9 55.7 54.0 54.8 55.7 56.9 57.2 57.3 57.6 56.0
26.4 26.6 27.2 26.7 26.9 26.5 26.6
Oleom argarine — do----25.6 25.7 27.1 26.5 26.7
(all butter sub­
stitutes.)
Cheese. ............... — do—
Lard__................. ..d o ___
V e g e ta b le lard — do___
substitute.
Eggs, strictly fresh Dozen.
Eggs, storage____ — do___
Bread................ . Pound._
Flour................. . ...d o ___
Corn meal............ ...d o ___

38.4 38.9 39.3 38.7 39.1 38.4 38.6 38.7
38.7 38.5 38.4
22.0
15.4 18.2 17.7 17.2 17.3 17.1 17.3 17.6 17.8 18.3 19.0 18.6 18.0 17.8
26.3 26.4
26.3 26.3 26.3 26.5 26.5 26.3 26.5 26.6 26.3 26.6
41.6 64.1 55.3 48.2 42.8 45.2 47.3 53.8 61.4 65.4 74.5 78.9 69.6 58.9
6.0
3.4
2.9

45.1 43.0
9.0 9.0
5.5 5.5
5.1 5.1

9.0
5.5
5.1

9.0
5.6
5.1

9.0
5.8
5.0

9.0
5.9
5.1

9.0
5.9
5.0

9.0
5.6
5.1

9.0
5.5
5.0

9.0
5.3
5.1

45.3 44.6
9.0 9.1
5.3 5.2
5.0 5.0

9.0
5.6
5.1

9.0 8.9 9.0
Rolled oats_____ — do___
9.0 9.0 9.0 8.9 9.0 9.0 9.1 9.0 9.0
Cornflakes......... . 8-oz. pkg.
9.6 9.5 9.5 9.5 9.4 9.4 9.4 9.5 9.4 9.3 9.4 9.6 9.5
Wheat cereal____ 28-oz.pkg. ____ 24.7 24.7 24.4 24.6 24.8 24.8 24.8 24.8 24.8 24.8 24.8 24.8 24.7
Macaroni—......... . Pound
22.9 22.9 22.9 22.9 22.9 22.9 22.6 22.8 23.1 22.5 22.8 22.8 22.8
Rice..... .............. .
Beans, navy____
Potatoes..............
Onions.............. _.

10.2
— do___
9.3 10.1 10.5 10.3 10.3 10.1 10.1 10.3 10.1 10.4 10.2 10.1
— do___
9.7 10.0 10.9 12.0 13.0 12.9 12.5 12.9 13.0 13.1 12.9 13.0 12.2
— do___ " 1 .7 2.8 3.0 3.6 3.4 2.9 2.5 1.9 2.0 2.1 1.9 1.8 1.8 2.5
— do___
4.8 5.2 6.7 7.4 7.6 6.1 5.8 5.2 5.8 6.4 7.0 7.0 6.3

Cabbage............. — do___ ....... 4.5 5.4 5.5 8.5 8.8 5.5 4.0 4.6 4.8 5.3 4.8 5.1 5.6
Beans, baked....... No.2 can.
10.6 10.8 10.8 10.8 10.8 10.8 10.9 11.1 11.2 11.1 11.2 11.3 11.0
— do___ ------ 17.2 17.0 17.1 17.3 17.2 17.1 17.1 17.3 17.3 17.4 17.3 17.1 17.2
Corn, canned..
Peas, canned..
18.5 18.6 18.5 18.5 19.2 18.3 18.2 18.0 18.5 18.3 18. 18.4 18.4
Tomatoes, canned
Sugar, granulated.
Tea..... .................
Coffee..................

...d o ___
Pound.
— do___
— do___

P runes..........
Raisins.................
Bananas.........
Oranges...........

...d o ___
...d o ___
Dozen.
.—do___

13.0 13.1 12.9 13.1 12.9 12.9 12.9 13.0 12.8 12.9 12.9 12.9 12.9
5.1 6.9 6.9 6.8 7.0 6.9 7.0 7.0 6.8 6.8 6.6 6.4 6.4 6.8
48.3 60.4 59.7 60.0 60.0 60.1 60.1 60.1 60.4 60.1 60.7 60.6 60.0 60.2
30.0 49.9 50.6 51.0 51.1 51.3 50.9 50.9 51.3 52.2 52.7 52.3 52.4 51.4
12.5
13.5
31.4
59.7

12.6
13.4
32.9
58.8

13.1
13.7
33.3
63.0

13.1
13.5
34.3
63.5

12.9
13.3
33.6
74.8

12.9
13.4
32.1
73.9

12.9
13.3
31.1
75.1

13.3 13.1 12.7 13.5 13.7
13.5 13.5 13.1 12.7 12.6
30.7 31.4 32.9 33.6 31.9
78.4 61.1 54.8
75.7

13.0
13.3
32.4
68.5

115-16 ounces.
2 The steak for which prices are here quoted is called “ sirloin” in this city, but in most of the other Orries
included in this report it would be known as “ porterhouse” steak.




134

RE TAIL PRICES, 1890 TO 1928

T able 13.—A VERAG E R E T A IL PRICES OF SPECIFIED FOOD ARTIC LE S IN EACH
RICHM OND, VA.
1927
Article

Unit

Sirloin steak_
_
Round steak...
Rib roast_____
Chuck roast.

Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts.
Pound.. 22.1 39.5 39. € 40.0
..d o _ _ - 19.8 35.0 34.9 35.4
..d o ___ 18.9 31.2 32.3 32.2
__do----- 15.4 23.2 23.5 23.7

Plate beef------Pork chops----Bacon, sliced..
Ham, sliced- - .

..d o ----- 12.4
..d o ___ 20.
..d o ___ 25.4
...d o ----- 25.0

16.5
36.8
44.9
46.3

16.3
36.1
45.3
46.6

16.3
35.6
45.3
46.4

Cts.
40.2
35.9
32.6
23.5

Cts.
40.1
35.6
32.5
23.8

Cts.
40.0
35.6
32.5
24.2

Cts.
40.4
35.8
32.2
23.9

Cts.
42.0
36.6
32.5
23.8

Cts.
41.8
37.6
33.3
23.6

Cts.
40.8
36.0
32.8
23.8

Cts.
42.2
37.1
33.5
24.2

Cts.
42.2
37.3
33.6
24.5

Cts.
40.8
36.1
32.6
23.8

17.0
36.4
44.9
45.9

17.0
36.7
44.3
45.7

17.2
36.3
44.3
46.4

17.2
35.9
43.2
45.6

17.1
37.8
42.4
45.8

17.3
41.5
42.8
46.4

16.8
42.4
44.4
44.6

17.3
37.3
43.8
44.8

17.6
33.6
42.7
46.1

17.0
37.2
44.0
45.9

Lamb, leg of------- ...d o----Hens---------------- ...d o ----Salmon, canned, ...d o ___
red.
Milk, fresh......... Quart..

45.7 46.3 45.2 44.4 43.2 43.6 43.9 43.8 41.5 44.2
19.3 44.2 44.2
20.4 38.7 37.3 37.6 38.3 37.3 35.4 33.0 33.2 32.9 33.5 34.0 34.3 35.5
34.2 33. 33.6 33.9 34.1 34.4 34.5 34.5 34.0 35.3 35.5 35.3 34.4

Milk, evaporated. C an » ..
Butter............ —
Pound.
O leom argarine ...d o _
_
(all butter sub­
stitutes).

12.4 12.4 12.5 12.5 12.2 12.3 12.6 12.7 12.4 12.4 12.6 12.5 12.5
41.1 63.6 62.5 61. 62.3 60.2 58.5 57.1 56.0 56.1 57.6 59.6 60.6 59.7
31.9 31.5 31.7 31.3 31.6 31.4 31.4 31.4 31.4 31.3 30.7 30.7 31.4

-do___
Cheese................
Lard----------------- ...d o ___
Vegetable l a r d ...d o ___
substitute.
Eggs, strictly fresh Dozen-.

36.6 36.9 36.7 36.5 36.1 36.1
22.3
36.8
36.7 37.1 36.7
15.2 19.2 18.9 18.5 18.3 18.0 18.0 18.2 18.1 18.8 19.2 19.4 19.1 18.6
25. 25.8 25.8 25.8 25.3 25.9 25.5 25.9 25.9 25.9 25.9 25.6 25.8

Eggs, storage------ — d o--_
Bread.................. Pound-.
Flour__________ ...d o ___
Corn meal______ ...d o ___

10.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0

28.8 52.7 40.1 30.9 30.9 30.2 31.8 34.0 37.6 43.2 52.6
42.0 29.3
5.3 9.4 9.4
3.3 5.7 5.
2.1 4.7 4.6

9.3
5.6
4.5

9.4
5.5
4.6

9.4
5.4
4.6

9.4
5.4
4.8

9.4
5.5
4.9

9.4
5.5
4.7

58.4 41.8

40.7 42.2 41.7
9.4 9.4 9.4 9.3
5.6 5.6 5.4 5.4
4.9 4.9 4.8 4.8

9.4
5.5
4.7

8.9 8.7 &5 8.6 8.6 8.5 8.6
8.9 8.
8.5 8.5 8.6
10.9 10.9 10.9 10.0 9.8 9.8 9.6 9.7 9.7 9.7 9.7 9.7 10.0
25.6 24.9 25.6 25.6 25.6 25.6 26.0 25.8 25.9 25.9 25.9 25.9 25.7
20.2 20.2 20.4 20.4 20.2 20.4 20.4 20.4 20.9 20.9 20.9 20.9 20.5

Rolled oats......... — do..
Corn flakes_____ 8-oz. pkg.
Wheat cereal...... 28-oz.pkg
Macaroni....... —
Pound-_

9.9 12.1 12.1 12.1 12.1 12.0 11.9 11.9 12.0 11.9 11.6 11. 11.4 11.9
9.2 8.8 8.7 8.6 8.7 8.8 9.0 9.0 9.1 9.8 9.5 9.5 9.1
4.5 4.5 4.5 4.6 5.5 6.8 3.9 3.6 3.4 3.4 3.2 3.2 4.3
6.9 6.9 6.4 7.7 8.8 9.0 8.3 7.6 7.1 6.1 5.7 5.0 7.1

Rice............ ...... ..
Beans, navy____
Potatoes..... .........
Onions____ ____ _

-d o ._-do___
.do.
-do.

Cabbage________
Beans, baked.......
Corn, canned.......
Peas, canned........

-_.do___
No.2can
— d o -— .
— d o .—

4.6 5.3 5.5 6.8 8.2 5.3 3.7 3.9 4.0 3.8 3.7 3.9 4.9
9.7 10.1 10.1 10.1 10.1 10.1 10.1 10.1 10.1 10.1 10.2 10.1 10.1
15.5 15.0 15.2 15.3 15.1 14.8 15.0 14.8 15.1 15.1 15.3 15.2 15.1
20.3 19.9 20.2 20.0 19.3 19.3 19.1 18.9 18.8 18.6 18.4 18.5 19.3

Tomatoes, canned
Sugar, granulated.
T e a .____ _______
Coffee...................

...d o___
Pound.
...d o ___
— do.

10.2 10.4 10.4 10.4 10.5 10.5 10. 10.5 10.5 10.5 10.3 10.1 10.4
5.3 7.4 7.4 7.2 7.1 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.0 7.1 7.1 7.0 7.0 7.2
56.0 90. 91.6 91.3 92.1 92.7 91.4 91.4 91.4 91.5 91.4 92.2 92.2 91.7
27.1 48.0 47.8 46. 46.9 47.6 46.6 45.6 45.6 46.2 46.0 45.5 45.8 46.5

Prunes................ . ...d o----Raisins................ ...d o .—
Bananas............... Dozen.
... d o .—
115-16 ounces.




"1.9

16.
14.1
37.7
42.2

16.4
14.1
37.5
41.3

16.2
14.3
37.3
41.3

15.0
14.3
37.5
45.0

14.9
14.3
36.8
47.5

15.4
14.3
37.1
49.6

15.4
14.2
36.7
52.3

15.4
14.1
36.7
53.5

15.5
14.1
36.5
55.8

15.1
13.9
38.5
54.2

14.7
13.9
39.0
47.9

14.1
12.9
39.0
46.8

15.4
14.0
37.5
48.1

D E T A IL E D

135

TABLES

OF 51 CITIES 1913, 1927, A N D 1928, AN D EACH M O N TH OF 1927 AND 1928—Continued
RICHMOND, VA.
1928
Unit

Article

Sirloin steak.__
Round steak__
Rib roast.........
Chuck roast _. _

a s.
43.3
38.7
34.1
24.8

Cts.
44.3
39.0
34.0
25.5

a s.
43.4
38.8
33.9
25.5

Cts.
43.8
39.1
34.4
25.7

a s.
43.9
38.8
33.7
25.9

a s.
44.6
39.6
34.4
26.1

Cts.
46.0
40.9
35.2
27.1

a s.
48.8
43.2
35.6
29.3

a s.
49.2
44.2
36.3
29.4

a s.
48.7
43.7
37.2
29.4

Cts.
48.6
43.5
36.9
30.3

Cts.
47.9
42.1
35.7
28.5

a s.
46.0
41.0
35.1
27.3

Plate beef____
Pork chops___
Bacon, sliced. .
Ham, sliced...

17.6
31.5
41.6
45.0

18.2
29.9
41.6
44.6

18.8
29.1
40.8
44.3

18.7
29.7
40.7
45.1

18.9
35.3
40.8
44.5

19.3
34.4
40.1
44.3

19.7
36.4
39.9
44.5

20.4
39.3
40.3
45.1

21.3
43.3
41.5
46.7

22.1
38.3
40.9
46.5

22.1
35.9
40.3
45.7

22.1
30.9
38.5
45.5

19.9
34.5
40.6
45.2

Lamb, leg of__
Hens.—................
Salmon, canned,
red.
Milk, fresh.........

43.7 43.4 44.4 44.8 45.9 47.7 46.4 45.3 44.0 44.4 44.4 43.6 44.8
36.2 36.3 36.1 37.9 36.6 35.2 34.0 34.0 35.3 35.1 35.9 36.4 35.8
33.0 34.5
35.3 35.3 34.7 35.0 34.8 35.4 35.4 35.3 34.3 32.5

Milk, evaporated.
Butter..................
O leom argarine
(all butter sub­
stitutes).

12.4 12.4 12.3 12.1 12.1 12.2 12.1 12.2 12.3 12.4 12.3 12.3 12.3
61.3 60.6 59.8 59.9 59.4 59.4 59.4 59.7 61.0 61.6 61.7 63.3 60.6
30.7 30.0 29.6 29.6 29.4 29.9 29.9 30.0 29.9 29.8 29.9 30.0 29.9

14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0

Lard................... .
V e g e t a b le lard
substitute.
Eggs, strictly fresh Dozen..
Eggs, storage........
Bread..............
Flour...............
Corn meal............

22.3 37.8 37.8 37.0 37.2 37.2 37.3 37.2 37.1 37.1 37.1 36.9 36.9 37.2
15.2 18.6 18.6 17.3 17.2 17.0 17.1 17.2 17.6 18.3 18.7 18.6 18.3 17.9
25.7 25.9 25.5 25.5 25.7 25.7 25.9 25.8 25.9 25.8 25.8 25.6 25.7
28.8 52.3 45.9 32.9 33.7 34.9 37.1 37.6 39.4 47.1 50.1 54.4 56.0 43.5
5.3
3.3
2.1

Rolled oats......... .
Corn flakes...........
Wheat cereal-Macaroni_____

— do___
8-oz. pkg.
28-oz.pkg.
Pound._

Rice.................
Beans, navy...
Potatoes...............
Onions-----------

—
—
—
—

do-..
do_.
do__
do-

42.5 35.0
9.1 9.0
5.3 5.2
4.7 4.8

9.1
5.2
4.8

9.0
5.1
4.8

9.1
5.4
4.8

9.2
5.6
4.8

9.1
5.7
4.9

8.9
5.6
4.9

8.9
5.4
4.8

43.6 43.6 43.7
8.9 8.7 8.8
5.4 5.3 5.2
4.9 4.9 4.9

9.0
5.4
4.8

8.6 8.6 8.6 8.6 8.6 8.6 8.6 8.5 8.6 8.5 8.6 8.7 8.6
9.7 9.8 9.7 9.8 9.8 9.4 9.4 9.5 9.6 9.6 9.6 9.6 9.6
26.2 26.1 26.2 26.0 26.0 26.0 26.0 25.9 26.0 26.0 26.0 26.0 26.0
20.9 20.2 20.2 20.2 20.2 19.9 19.9 20.0 20.0 20.2 20.2 20.2 20.2
9.9 11.6 11.3 11.4 11.3 11.5 11.1 10.7 11.0 11.5 11.4 11.2 11.0 11.3
9.5 10.3 11.1 11.2 11.8 13.0 13.0 13.1 12.7 13.0 13.3 13.5 12.1
3.5 3.6 3.8 4.0 4.1 4.0 2.7 2.4 2.4 2.3 2.4 2.5 3.1
5.6 5.3 6.4 7.2 7.9 7.3 6.6 5.5 6.9 7.2 7.2 7.7 6.7

T9

Cabbage...............
Beans, baked____
Com, canned.......
Peas, canned........

4.2 4.9 5.9 7.3 9.1 5.5 5.0 5.0 4.6 4.9 4.9 4.7 5.5
10.1 10.1 10.1 10.1 10.3 10.3 10.4 10.5 10.5 11.1 11.1 11.0 10.5
15.1 15.0 14.6 14.8 15.0 15.0 15.2 15.3 15.1 15.3 15.7 15.4 15.1
17.6 18.4 18.1 18.1 17.7 17.8 18.1 17.6 17.4 17.9 17.8 17.9 17.9

Tomatoes, canned
Sugar, granulated.
Tea.......................
Coffee—...............

10.6 10.5 10.5 10.5 10.5 10.6 10.7 10.6 10.6 10.7 10.9 10.9 10.6
5.3 7.0 7.0 7.0 7.0 7.0 7.0 7.0 7.0 7.0 6.9 6.8 6.7 7.0
56.0 90.6 92.1 90.5 90.5 90.3 89.8 89.8 90.6 91.3 91.3 91.9 91.9 90.9
27.1 45.7 46.5 47.2 46.8 47.0 47.2 47.1 47.6 48.1 48.0 47.7 47.6 47.2

Prunes.................
Raisins................
Bananas...............
Oranges................
115-16 ounces.




14.3
13.1
39.0
47.5

13.8
13.3
40.0
50.4

14.0
13.1
40.5
55.0

14.4
13.1
37.7
55.4

14.0
13.3
36.8
57.5

14.0
13.3
36.4
64.4

14.1
13.3
35.9
67.0

14.2
13.3
36.4
71.3

14.5
12.7
36.4
68.5

14.5
12.3
35.9
63.8

15.1
11.8
36.4
48.4

14.7
11.4
36.5
40.4

14.3
12.8
37.3
57.5

136

R E T A IL

P R IC E S , 1 8 9 0 T O

1928

T able 13.—AVERAG E R E TA IL PRICES OF SPECIFIED FOOD A RTICLES IN EACH
ROCHESTER, N. Y.
1927
Article

Unit

©s
bH
fl*
o u
3
»h 0
3
©8
>
<
1

Sirloin steak...
Round steak...
Rib roast....... .
Chuck roast...

Pound.
..d o ....
__do—
..d o —

Cts.
40.5
34.0
30.6
24.7

Cts.
40.8
33.8
30.3
24.4

Cts.
40.6
33.7
30.6
24.2

Cts.
40.6
34.0
30.6
24.5

Cts.
41.2
34.7
30.8
25.2

Cts.
41.5
34.7
30.9
24.9

Cte.
43.0
35.5
31.7
25.2

43.9
36.3
32.5
25.6

Cts.
44.2
36.8
32.3
26.1

Cts.
43.7
36.9
32.4
27.1

Cts.
43.9
37.3
32.4
27.6

Cts.
43.8
37.3
32.6
27.7

Cts.
42.3
35.4
31.5
25.6

Plate beef.......
Pork chops___
Bacon, sliced..
Ham, sliced.

—do—
—do—
_.do— .
—do___

14.2
39.2
44.4
55.8

14.1
37.8
44.4
55.6

13.8
38.6
44.4
56.5

13.9
39.5
43.8
56 5

14.0
39.7
43.7
54.5

13.9
37.4
42.3
55.6

13.8
38.0
41.2
53.7

13.7
40.9
41.5
53.

14.4
44.4
41.6
54.1

15.0
44.6
41.4
53.9

15.6
39.8
41.1
52.4

15.7
35.3
40.6
51.4

14.3
39.6
42.5
54.5

Lamb, leg of........ ...d o ___
H e n s.................. ...d o ___
Salmon, canned, — do— .
red.
Milk, fresh......... . Quart—

37.2 36.9 38.4 40.2 41.9 40.5 40.0 38.7 38.7 38.7 38.4 37.9 39.0
41.7 41.8 42.0 42.3 42.0 41.0 39.7 38.6 38.9 39.4 38.7 39.2 40.4
32.6 30.6 30.8 30.7 31.5 30.7 30.5 31.5 34.2 35.5 35.6 36.4 32.6

Milk, evaporated _ Can l . _
Butter.................. Pound.
O leom argarine ...d o —
(all butter sub­
stitutes).

11.5 11.5 11.7 11.4 11.5 11.5 11.4 11.4 11.3 11.4 11.3 11.3 11.4
58.4 58.4 59.5 58.9 52.6 51.5 52.0 51.6 52.4 55.1 55.8 56.2 55.2
30.4 29.6 30.1 29.6 29.4 29.3 28.8 29.2 29.8 29.6 29.9 29.0 29.6

Cheese____ ____ _ — do___
Lard................... . —do___
Vegetable l a r d —do___
substitute.
Eggs, strictly fresh D ozen ..

37.6 36.9 37.1 36.8 36.5 34.7 34.2 36.5 38.6 39.2 29.6 39.9 37.3
18.6 18.8 18.1 17.9 17.7 17.4 17.6 17.7 18.4 18.6 18.3 18.1 18.1
23.5 23.7 25.0 24.1 24.0 24.4 24.3 24.3 24.7 24.7 26.0 25.6 24.5

Eggs, storage
Bread..............
Flour________
Corn meal.......

— doPound..
_—do___
—do___

45.0 34.7
9.0 9.0
5.5 5.5
5.5 5.2

Rolled oats___
Com flakes___
Wheat cereal -Macaroni.........

...d o ___
8-oz.pkg.
28-oz.pkg
Pound—

9.2 9.4 9.4 9.2 9.0 9.2 9.2 9.2 9.4 9.1 9.1
9.2
10.3 10.6 10.3 9.9 9.8 9.5 9.5 9.4 9.4 9.6 9.6 9.5 9.8
24.9 24.4 24.6 25.0 24.5 24.5 24.5 24.8 25.0 25.0 25.7 25.6 24.9
19.6 19.6 19.7 19.7 19.5 19.5 19.5 19.5 20.3 20.3 20.2 20.8 19.9

Rice...............
Beans, navy..
Potatoes........
Onions...........

— do......
— do......
— do......
...d o ___

11.1 10.7 10.7 10.4 10.4 10.4 10.9 10.4 10.0 10.4 10.5
9.1 9.0 8.9 8.6 8.7 8.7 8.9 8.9 9.4 9.5 9.4
3.2 2.8 2.5 2.4 4.3 5.8 3.5 2.6 2.5 2.5 2.6
4.6 4.7 4.8 5.6 8.6 8.3 7.5 6.0 4.9 4.5 4.4

Cabbage........ .
Beans, baked.
Corn, canned..
Peas, canned..

—do___
No.2 can
—do___
—d o -

2.4 2.1 4.3 6.2 7.6 9.8 7.0 3.3 2.5 2.2 2.2 2.2 4.3
10.4 10.1 10.1 10.5 10.3 10.5 10.2 10.3 10.2 10.2 10.1 10.2 10.3
15.5 15.5 15.5 15.3 15.0 14.7 14.7 15.0 16. 16.6 16.6 16.3 15.6
18.7 18.4 18.1 16.4 16.9 16.9 16.9 17.2 18.0 17.7 17.7 17.5 17.5

Tomatoes, canned
Sugar, granulated.
T ea......................
Coffee...................

— do___
Pound_
— do___
— do—

13.5 13.3 13.2 13.5 12.7 13.1 13.1 13.1 13.4 13.4 13.6 13.6 13.3
6.9 6.8 6.6 6.6 6.7 6.6 6.4 6.8
7.0 7.0 7.0
69.8 68.3 69.8 69.7 69.7 69.6 69.0 69.3
68.7 68.2 68.7
47.2 47.2 47.2 45.5 43.9 42.9 41.4 41.4 44.3 44.8 45.3 46.0 44.8

Primes..................
Raisins.................
Bananas...............
Oranges................

— do—
— do___
Dozen.
„ do—

16.1
14.1
38.6
44.7

115-16 ounces.




12.5 12.5 12.5 12.5 12.5 12.5 12.5 12.8 13.5 13.5 13.5 13.5 12.9

59.5 48.0 34.3 30.8 30.9 31.6 34.0 40.2 48.0 64.0 68.7 64.6 46.2

16.5
14.4
36.4
46.1

9.0
5.4
5.4

15.9
14.4
36.4
48.7

9.0
5.3
5.6

16.6
14.6
35.0
49.6

9.0
5.4
5.2

16.6
14.6
36.0
48.1

9.0
5.5
5.4

9.0
5.5
5.4

9.0
5.5
5.7

9.0
5.4
6.2

45.7 47.2 44.9
9.0 9.0 9.0
5.3 5.3 5.2
6.1 6.1 6.2

15.8 15.9 15.8 15.2 15.3
14.6 14.6 14.6 14.6 14.6
35.0 35.0 34.0 36.4 36.4
47.0
54.6 56.2 58.2

14.2
14.6
36.4
53.9

9.0
5.4
5.7

9.9 10.5
9.3 9.0
2.6 3.1
4.3 5.7

14.1
13.5
38.3
51.3

15.7
15.7
36.2
50.7

D E T A IL E D

137

TABLES

OF 51 CITIES, 1913, 1927, AN D 1928, AND EACH M O N TH OF 1927 A N D 1928—Continued
ROCHESTER, N. Y.
1928
Article

Unit

Sirloin steak......... Pound.
Round steak____ . . . do—
do— .
Rib roast_______
Chuck roast........ ...d o — .
Plate beef_______
Pork chops______
Bacon, sliced.......
Ham, sliced.........

— do..
..do..
. . do..
..d o..

Cts.
45.0
37.5
33.0
27.

Cts.
45.4
37.
33.0
28.3

Cts.
45.0
37.9
33.6
28.1

Cts.
45.1
37.7
33.5
27.5

Cts.
45.4
38.0
34.1
27.9

Cts.
47.1
39.4
34.
29.4

16.0
33.7
40.2
51.6

16.9
32.7
39.4
51.6

16.6
31.0
37.8
50.4

16.4
33.3
36.4
50.8

16.1 16.
39.2
37.8
50.4 50.7

Cts.
50.4
42.1
36.8
31.7

Cts.
52.9
45.4
37.0
33.0

Cts.
47.1
40.7
35.5
31.

a s.
46.0
39.6
34.1
30.5

Cts.
47.7
40.4
34.9
30.0

17.9 18.1 20.1 19.6 19.4
41.1 44.3 49.9 40.8 37.
37.9
4 41.6 41.1 39.
52.7 55.1 56. 56.2 53.0

19.4
31.5
38.7
51.2

17.8
37.8
38.9
52.5

Cts.
52.0
44.0
36.6
31.5

Cts.
50.6
44.3
36.4
32.5

Lamb, leg of........ ...do___
Hens.............. — ...d o— Salmon, canned, ...d o—
red.
Milk, fresh_____ Quart..

37.3 37.9 38.9 41.0 43.1 43.7 40.6 39.5 40.0 38.0 36.5 37.1 39.5
39.6 40.3 40.7 40.7 40.6 40.9 40.4 40.0 41.1 41.4 40.9 40.5 40.6
36.7 36.7 36.3 35.9 36.0 35.5 34.8 35.2 33.7 33.1 31.8 32.3 34.8

Milk, evaporated. Can i__
Butter.................. Pound.
Oleom argarine ...d o___
(all butter sub­
stitutes.

11.3 11.3 11.3 11.2 11.2 11.1 11.2 11.2 11.4 11.4 11.5 11.5 11.3
56.6 55.5 56.6 55.1 54.0 53.6 53.8 54.9 57.0 57.5 57.7 59.1 56.0
28.6 28.7 28.4 28.3 28.2 28.4 28.2 28.4 28.3 28.4 28.7 28.8 28.5

Cheese. ............... ...do___
Lard................... — do___
V e g e t a b le lard — do___
substitute.
Eggs, strictly fresh

39.2
40.1 39.1 38.8 39.0 38. 38. 38.7 39.1 39.1 39.1 39.9
17.9 17.1 17.1 16. 16.7 17.0 16.9 17.3 18.1 18.3 18.1 17.7 17.4
26.1 26.0 26.2 26.5 26.2 26.2 26.3 26.3 26.0 26.3 26.0 26.0 26.2

Eggs, storage.......
Bread...................
Flour....................
Corn meal____

— do___
Pound.
— do___
— do___

43.6 34.5
9.1 9.1
5.1 5.1
6.2 6.1

Rolled oats____
Corn flakes____
Wheat cereal___
Macaroni_____

...d o ___
8-oz. pkg.
28-oz.pkg.
Pound—

9.4 9.4 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 9.2 9.2 9.4 9.2 9.2 9.4 9.3
9.5 9.4 9.4 9.3 9.2 9.2 9.2 9.1 9.4 9.3 9.2 9.2 9.3
25.5 25.5 25.4 25.1 25.1 25.6 25.6 25.6 25.6 25.3 25.7 25.7 25.5
21.1 21.3 21.2 21.2 21.2 21.1 20. 20.6 20. 20.4 20.5 20.5 20.9

Rice_______________ do____
Beans, navy.........do__
Potatoes.....................do.......
Onions.......................do._
Cabbage___ ____
Beans, baked____
Corn, canned.......
Peas, canned____

-.-d o .......
No. 2 can
— do— .
...d o .......

13.5 13.5 13.5 13.5 12.5 12.5 12.5 13.0 13.0 13.5 13.5 13.5 13.2

56.5 45.4 39.4 35.3 37.0 39.0 40.5 45.5 52.4 60.5 69.3 64.8 48.8

9.8
9.2
2.5
4.5

9.1
5.2
6.2

9.1
5.3
6.2

9.1
5.7
6.3

9.1
5.6
6.3

9.0
5.6
6.4

9.0
5.5
6.4

8.9
5.3
6.4

46.0 48.3 47.5
9.1 9.1 9.0
5.2 5.0 5.0
6.3 6.3 6.2

9.1
5.3
6.3

9.6 9.5 9.6 9.4 9.0 8.9
9.5
9.7 9.6 9.5
9.5 10.6 12.2 12.9 12.7 13.1 13.1 13.3 12.4 12.1 12.8 12.0
2.5 3.2 3.1 2.7 2.3 1.9 1.9 2.0 1.8 1.5 1.5 2.2
4.6 6.4 6.7 7.7 6.4 5.9 5.0 5.5 5.6 6.0 6.6 5.9

1.7 1.9 4.0 5.8 9.0 6.8 3.8 3.9 4.0 3.3 3.2 3.4 4.2
10.2 10.? 10.2 10.2 10.2 10.2 10.2 10.2 10.4 10.4 10.7 10.6 10.3
16.2 15.9 16.3 16.3 16.3 16.3 16.4 16.4 16.2 16.4 16.6 16.4 16.3
17.9 17.9 17.9 17.7 17.7 17.7 17.4 17.4 17.2 17.7 17.7 17.2 17.6

Tomatoes, canned — do___
Sugar, granulated. Pound.
Tea....................... -__do___
do___
Coffee...................

14.5 14.2 14.5 14.6 14.1 14.3 13.9 13.8 13.8 14.4 14.4 14.8 14.3
6.4 6.3 6.2 6.2 6.5
6.4 6.6 6.4 6.6 6.6 6.8 6.8 6.
69.0 69.0 69.0 69.0 69.0 69.0 70.9 70.9 70.9 72.8 72.8 71.6 70.3
46.0 46.4 46.4 46.6 46.6 47.4 48.3 48.7 48.8 49.1 49.1 49.1 47.7

Prunes................. — do___
— do___
Raisins............
Dozen..
Bananas..........
—do___
Oranges...........

12.9
13.8
39.2
55.0

115-16 ounces.




13.0
13.9
38.3
55.2

13.3
13.6
40.0
55.1

13.9
13.6
36.7
57.4

14.2
13.7
35.0
63.1

13.5
13.9
31.7
64.1

13.9
14.0
31.2
63.1

14.1 14.4 14.7 14.4 14.2
14.0 13.2 12.9 12.7 12.5
35.0 35.0 27.5 31.5 36.7
67.1
66.6 64.1 52.0

13.9
13.5
34.8
61.0

138

RETAIL PRICES, 1890 TO 1928
Table 13.—A V ERAG E R E TA IL PRICES OF SPECIFIED FOOD ARTICLES IN EACH
ST. LOUIS, MO.
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Unit

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Sirloin steak_____
Round steak........
Rib roast.............
Chuck roast_____

Pmmd
...d o ___
. . .do.......
— do___

Cts.
24.5
22.3
18.7
14.9

Cts.
36.4
34.9
30.4
21.8

Cts.
36.7
35.1
30.3
21.6

Cts.
36.8
35.3
30.1
21.8

Cts.
36.6
35.6
30.6
21.6

Cts.
37.4
36.4
30.6
21.7

Cts.
37.4
36.6
30.3
21.5

Cts.
38.6
37.6
30.7
21.5

Cts.
39.2
38.0
30.8
22.8

Cts.
39.0
38.3
30.8
22.5

Cts.
40.7
39.4
32.7
23.9

Cts.
40.5
39.2
32.2
24.0

Cts.
39.7
38.5
32.5
23.3

Cts.
38.3
37.1
31.0
22.3

Plate beef.............
Pork chops...........
Bacon, sliced........
Ham, sliced..........

—
—
—
—

11.2
18.9
25.5
26.9

15.9
32.5
45.0
52.0

15.4
30.9
44.8
52.4

15.2
32.3
43.6
52.7

15.0
32.6
43.5
53.7

14.8
31.3
43.4
53.5

14.1
29.7
42.5
51.0

14.3
29.1
42.2
50.0

15.0
35.0
42.7
51.3

15.2
37.4
43.0
51.0

16.3
38.7
43.5
52.1

16.8
32.5
43.3
51.9

16.2
28.8
41.9
51.0

15.4
32.6
43.3
51.9

Lamb, leg of.........
Hens......... ...........
Salmon, canned,
red.
Milk, fresh...........

...d o ___
— do___
— do___

18.2 36.8 37.3 37.6 39.0 39.4 40.4 38.8 37.7 37.4 37.3 36.4 35.7 37.8
17.8 35.5 36.4 36.7 36.7 36.2 33.6 32.6 31.9 31.7 31.6 31.0 31.8 33.8
34.8 34.8 34.6 33.7 33.7 33.6 33.6 33.7 34.0 36.0 35.8 35.3 34.5

Quart...

8.3 13.0 13.0 13.0 13.0 13.0 13.0 13.0 13.0 13.0 13.0 13.0 13.0 13.0

do.......
do___
do___
do.......

Milk, evaporated. Can 1—
10.4 10.4 10.3 10.5 10.9 10.8 11.0 .10.9 10.9 10.9 10.9 10.9 10.7
Butter__________ Pound. . 37.4 60.6 60.9 61.6 60.8 53.9 52.7 52.3 52.7 55.31 57.6 58.9 61.3 57.4
Oleom argarine ...d o .......
27.0 27.2 26.9 27.0 26.7 26.9 26.9 26.8 26.7 26.6 26.7 26.8 26.9
(all butter sub­
stitutes).
Cheese................. — do___ 19.8 37.4 37.5 36.6
Lard___________ — do___ 13.6 16.1 15.4 15.4
Vegetable
lard ...d o .......
25.6 25.7 25.9
substitute.
Eggs, strictly fresh Dozen__ 26.6 50.2 39.4 30.0

36.3 35.4 35.6 35.5 36.0 36.8 38.0 38.7 38.6 36.9
15.1 15.1 15.0 15.0 15.2 15.9 16.2 15.6 15.6 15.5
25.7 25.8 25.9 25.8 25.8 25.5 25.5 25.3 25.3 25.7
29.7 28.5 27.7 30.9 36.2 40.7 46.1 51.4 54.2 38.8

O ” 9.9
5.1 5.2

37.6 36.1 36.8
9.9 9.9 9.9 ” 9.9
5.2 5.2 5.1 5.2
4.5 4.4 4.3 4.4

Eggs, storage........
Bread__________
Flour........ ...........
Corn meal_______

— do___
40.0
Pound.. ~~5.~5 9.8 ” 9.8 ” 9.9
— do___
3.0 5.2 5.3 5.2
— do___
2.3 4.2 4.2 4.3

Rolled oats...........
Corn flakes..........
Wheat cereal........
Macaroni.............

...d o .......
8-oz.pkg.
28.-oz.pkg
Pound. .

Rice_______ ____
Beans, navy........
Potatoes________
Onions..................

— do....... 8.4 10.3 10.3 10.3
...d o ___
8.0 8.0 7.8
...d o ___ ” 1.7 4.3 4.1 4.1
...d o .......
5.4 5.7 5.6

Cabbage...............
Beans, baked____
Corn, canned.......
Peas, canned........

...d o .......
4.3 4.0 4.1 4.3 10.1 9.6 4.9 4.1 4.0 3.8 3.4 3.5 5.0
No. 2 can
10.6 10.4 10.4 10.3 10.2 10.4 10.1 10.4 10.3 10.5 10.3 10.2 10.3
— do....... - - --- 15.7 15.7 15.7 15.4 15.5 15.6 15.2 15.2 15.2 15.6 15.6 14.7 15.4
— do.......
15.3 15.3 15.1 15.3 15.3 15.0 15.0 15.2 15.3 15.5 15.1 14.7 15.2

Tomatoes, canned.
Sugar,granulated.
Tea......................
Coffee....... ...........

...d o .......
11.4 11.4 11.5 11.4 11.3 11.5 11.3 11.3 11.3 11.2 11.1 11.0 11.3
Pound.. ” 5.2 7.6 7.5 7.4 7.3 7.2 7.2 7.3 7.2 7.2 7.1 7.0 6.9 7.2
...d o ....... 55.0 74.4 74.4 75.0 76.7 76.5 76.1 76.5 76.5 76.5 75.9 76.1 75.7 75.9
...d o ___ 24.3 48.0 47.7 46.9 46.6 46.6 46.0 45.6 45.3 45.1 45.4 45.4 45.8 46.2

Prunes..................
Raisins.................
Bananas......... .
Oranges.________

...d o ___ ....... 18.3 18.6 18.8
14.3 14.4 14.2
...d o ___
Dozen...
31.4 30.0 29.3
...d o ___
48.8 47.5 46.8

115-16 ounces.




E

4.2

4.3

9?9 ” 9.9 *9.9 ” 9.9
5.2 5.3 5.3 5.3
4.5 4.5 4.6 4.7

8.5 8.4 8.5 8.5 8.4 8.4 8.4 8.4 8.5 8.4 8.4 8.4 8.4
10.1 10.0 10.0 9.3 9.2 9.2 8.8 8.8 8.9 9.0 9.0 9.1 9.3
24.6 24.7 24.7 24.6 24.7 24.7 24.7 24.8 24.7 24.7 24.7 24.7 24.7
21.1 21.2 20.9 19.9 19.7 19.7 19.8 19.9 20.1 20.1 20.1 20.1 20.2
9.9 10.2 10.1 10.2 10.2 10.2 10.3 10.1
7.8 7.7 8.3 8.3 8.7 8.7 8.7 8.8
4.0 4.9 6.6 4.5 3.5 3.4 3.1 3.0
7.2 7.3 7.7 7.1 6.4 5.9 5.5 5.0

18.1
14.2
33.1
48.3

18.0
14.2
31.8
48.6

18.0
14.1
31.5
47.2

18.0
14.3
31.2
49.2

17.4
14.4
31.5
51.9

17.7
14.4
32.5
54.1

15.2
14.0
30.8
55.2

15.2
13.7
31.5
50.8

9.9 10.2
8.4 8.3
3.0 4.0
5.1 6.2

14.8
13.4
32.1
50.3

17.3
14.1
31.4
49.9

139

DETAILED TABLES

OF 51 CITIES, 1913, 1927, A N D 1928, AN D EACH M O N TH OF 1927 A N D 1928—Continued

Unit

Article

Average for
year 1913

ST. LOUIS, M O.
1928

10
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Sirloin steak_____
Round steak........
Rib roast..............
Chuck roast_____

Pound
— do----— do___
— do___

a s.
24 5
22.3
18.7
14.9

a s . a s . a s . a s. a s .
39 2 39 2 39.5 39.9 41.7
38.3 38.3 38.7 38.9 40.0
32.4 32.4 32.1 32.9 33.8
23.8 23.9 24.2 24.3 25.0

O s.
42.1
40.7
34.4
26.4

O s.
47.4
46.0
36.2
29.0

a s.
48.6
46.8
36.6
29.2

a s . O s.
47.8 47.3
46.9 46.0
36.6 37.1
29.4 29.2

a s.
46.1
44.3
36.5
29.6

O s.
45.0
43.6
35.9
28.8

a s.

Plate b e e f.-.........
Pork chops.........
Bacon, sliced-----Ham, sliced..........

— do___
— do___
__ do-----— do___

11.2
18.9
25.5
26.9

17.0
26.6
41.7
49.5

18.1
30.7
40.5
51.3

19.1
36.0
41.3
52.9

19.7
39.0
42.9
53.9

20.6
42.7
42.6
55.0

21.2
33.2
41.0
53.2

20.5
26.0
39.6
51.5

18.9
31.1
41.0
51.6

Lamb, leg of........
Hens.....................
Salmon, canned,
red.
Milk, fr«sh

. —do___
. —do___
— do___

18.2 35.2 35.4 37.3 39.7 40.3 38.4 38.8 37.9 37.8 37.2 35.9 36.5 37.5
17.8 33.1 34.2 33.9 35.4 35.1 34.1 33.6 34.1 35.9 34.7 35.0 35.7 34.6
35.8 35.8 35.8 35.3 35.5 35.3 34.7 32.5 32.4 32.2 32.7 32.4 34.2

Quart—

8.3 13.0 13.0 13.0 13.0 13.0 13.0 13.0 13.0 13.0 13.0 13.0 13.0 13.0

17.1
24.0
42.1
49.3

17.6
22.4
39.0
48.8

17.5
27.8
39.3
49.5

17.5
30.7
39.8
50.8

20.5
34.6
41.7
53.8

43.7
42.4
34.7
26.9

10.8 10.6 10.2 10.0 10.0 10.0 10.0 10.3 10.6 10.8 10.8 10.8 10.4
_
Milk, evaporated- C an1_
Butter.................. P ound._ 37.4 59.5 58.3 59.8 56.3 55.0 54.2 55.3 57.0 58.9 58.9 59.9 62.1 57.9
27.2 27.1 26.9 27.1 27.1 26.9 26.8 26.9 27.1 28.4 27.4 27.2 27.2
O leom argarine — do-----(all butter sub­
stitutes) .
Cheese.................. — do----- 19.8 38.9 38.6 37.2 37.0
Lard-................... — do___ 13.6 15.2 14.1 13.6 13.7
25.2 25.1 25.2 25.3
V e g e ta b le la r d — do-----substitute.
Eggs, strictly fresh Dozen. _ 26.6 53.8 38.6 35.4 34.3

36.7 36.4 36.8 37.4 37.2 37.6 37.4 37.8 37.4
14.8 14.6 15.2 15.5 16.6 16.5 16.0 15.2 15.1
25.3 25.3 25.3 25.3 25.3 25.3 25.3 25.4 25.3
35.7 36.6 36.8 40.0 44.3 45.5 52.3 52.0 42.1

Rolled oats______
Corn flakes...........
Wheat cereal........
Macaroni_______

39.4 33.5
— do----Pound-- "~5.~5 9.8 9.8 ” 9.8 ’ 9.6 "9.6 "9 .6 " 9 .6 "9.5 "~9.~4 "~9.4 "9.4 "~9.4 ” 9.6
3.0 5.1 5.1 5.11 5.1 5.4 5.4 5.4 5.2 5.1 5.0 5.0 4.8 5.1
— do___
4.3 4.2 4.3 4 3 4.3 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.3
2.3 4.2 4.2 4.2
- —do___
1 43
8.2 8.1 8.2 8.1 8.1 8.0 8.1 8.1 8.1 8.1 8.1 8.1 8.1
— do___
8-oz. pkg. ....... 9.0 9.1 '9.2 8.9 8.8 8.8 8.9 8.8 8.7 9.0 9.0 9.1 8.9
24.8 24.8 24.8 24.8 24.7 24.8 24.8 24.7 24.7 24.6 24.7 24.7 24.7
28-oz.pkg.
19.7 19.6 19.3 19.4 19.7 19.7 19.2 19.5 19.5 19.8 20.1 19.9 19.6
Pound._

Rice....... ..............
Beans, navy.........
Potatoes________
Onions____ ____ -

—
—
—
—

Cabbage...............
Beans, baked.......
Corn, canned.......
Peas, canned____

— do___ ------ 3.6 3.7 4.8 6.7 8.1 4.5 2.6 2.7 3.4 !
10.1 10.2 10.2 10.3 10.3 10.3 10.3 10.8 10.3;
No. 2can_
15.7i 15.3 15.3 15.1 15.4 15.4 15.3 15.3 15.3
— do___
__ do____
15.3; 14.9 15.3 15.3 14.9 14.8 14.7 14.6 14.5

Tomatoes, canned
Sugar, granulated.
Tea______ ______
Coffee—...............

11. 0!
— do___
Pound. . ” 5.2 7.0
. —do___ 55.0 74.3
__ do____ 24.3 46.2

Prunes..................
Raisins_________
Bananas...............
Oranges_________

— do___
...d o ___
Dozen. _
__do____

Eggs, storage........
Bread__________
Flour....................
Corn meal............

8.4
do___
do___
do___ " 1 .7
do___

115-16 ounces.




9.8 9.7; 9. 7 9.7 9.7 9.8 9.9 9.8 9.8 10.0 10.0 9.8
9.6 10.0, 11.2 12.0 12.3 12.4 12.5 12.5 12.3 12.3 12.4 11.5
3.3 3.4 3.3 3.1 3.3 2.2 1.7 1.7 1.9 2.0 2.4 2.6
5.0 6.0 7.3 6.7 5.6 5.0 5.3 5.6 5.6 6.5 7.0 5.9

9.8
9.0
3.0
5.1

14.5
13.4
33.3
48.8
!

3.4

3.5

4.4

4.3

10.4 10.4 10.4 10.3

15.3 15.4 15.3 15.3
14.6 14.7 14.8 14.9

11.0 11.1 10.8 10.5 10.5 10.5 10.7 10.4 10.7 10.9 11.1 10.8
7.0 7.1 7.2 7.2 7.3 7.2 7.1 7.1 6.8 6.8 6.7 7.0
74.9 75.8 74.5 74.3 74.3 76.4 74.9 74.8 74.6 75.7 78.6 75.3
46.4 46.7 46.8 47.1 47.1 46.8 46.9 47.1 46.8 46.9 47.6 46.9
14.4
13.3
33.8
49.2

14.3
13.7
31.9
50.5

14.6
13.8
31.5
52.0

14.4
13.9
31.7
59.9

14.4
13.9
31.7
58.7

14.8
13.9
31.2
59.3

15.3
13.6
30.7
56.5

15.6
12.4
31.8
60.2

15.1
11.5
32.5
60.3

15.0
11.3
32.3
49.2

15.2
11.4
32.5
48.5

14.8
13.0
32.1
54.5

140

RETAIL PRICES, 1890 TO 1928

Table 12.—AVERAG E R E TA IL PRICES OF SPECIFIED FOOD ARTICLES IN EACH
ST. PAUL, MINN.
1927
Article

M
)i-i
eu
3
u ffl

Unit

■
<

Sirloin steak......... Pound.
Round steak____ - .. d o ..
d o ..
Rib roast...........Chuck roast_____ . . . d o . .

Cts.
35.2
29.9
29.1
22.9

Cts.
36.2
31.4
29.7
24.1

Cts.
37.2
32.4
30.7
24.6

Cts.
37.8
32.7
30.9
25.0

Cts.
39A
34.7
32.4
26.1

Cts.
40.1
34.7
31.6
25.9

Cts.
39.9
34.1
32.1
24.6

Cts.
38. (
33.9
31.1
25.1

37.6
32.1
30.3
24.6

Cts.
38.7
34.1
31.8
25.9

Cts.
37.6
32.5
30.6
24.6

Plate beef_______ — d o ..
Pork chops______ —.d o ..
Bacon, sliced....... ___d o ..
Ham, sliced_____
.do_.

13.4 13.4 13.7 13.9
32.7 31.9 33.6 34.1
45.9 46.4 45.6 45.9
50.0 50.0 52.8

13.7
33.9
45.5
52.2

14.1
29.9
45.0
50.3

14.6
30.7
45.1
48.9

14.7
32.7
44.4
48.2

14.5
37.6
45.2
48.2

15.1
38.4
45.9
47.1

15.1
32.2
45.3
47.2

15.5
28.5
44.6
44.7

14.3
33.0
45.4
49.1

Lamb, leg of........
—d o ..
Hens.................... — d o ..
Salmon, canned, —_do_.
red.
Milk, fresh_____ Quart—

31.7 31.6 33.0 36.9 37.4 36.4 35.1 33.6 32.8 32.7 32.1 31.9 33.8
33.0 32.9 33.5 33.1 33.3 28.7 29.5 29.1 28.8 28.8 29.1 30.2 30.8
36.3 36.3 36.3 36.3 36.3 36.3 36.0 36.3 37.5 37.6 37.6 38.3 36.8

Milk, evaporated. Can
Butter........ ........ Pound.
Oleom argarine _ do__
_
(all butter sub­
stitutes) .

11.7 11.7 11.6 11.6 11. 11.7 11.7 12.0 12.2 12.0 12.1 11.9 11.8
53.9 53.9 54.7 54.3 47.9 46.8 46.6 46.0 48.6 50.9 52.0 55.1 50.9
25.9 25.6 25.2 25.6 25.1 24.8 24.8 24.8 23.2 25.4 25.2 25.1 25.1

Cheese................. ___ d o ...
Lard........... .........
.d o ...
Vegetable
lard ___d o ...
substitute.
Eggs, strictly fresh Dozen.

36.0 36.6 36.4 36.0 35.7 35.8 35.8 35.8 36.1 36.5 37.6 37.9 36.4
19.0 18.8 18.5 18.3 18.3 18.4 18.4 18.3 18.7 19.0 18.8 18.7 18.6
28.5 28.5 28.1 28.1 28.1 28.1 28.1 28.1 28.5 28.7 28.7 28.7 28.4

Eggs, storage___ ___ d o ...
Bread__________ Pound..
F lou r__________ . . . d o ...
Corn meal______ —-do__.

41.6 37.0
10.0 10.0 10.0 10.0 10.0 10.0 10.0 10.0
5.4 5 4 5.4 5.3 5.3 5.3 5.4 5.4
5.1 5.2 5.2 5.2 5.2 5.2 5.2 5.2

Rolled oats.......... — .d o ...
Corn flakes_____ 8-oz.pkg
Wheat cereal____ 28-oz. pkg
Macaroni......... .. Pound.

10.0
11.8
26.8
18.7

Rice_________
do__
Beans, navy_____ -----d o ..
Potatoes________
_do__
Onions____ _____ ___ do__

10.7 10.6 10.9 11.1 10.7 10.6 10.7 10.5 10.4 10.5 10.6 11.0 10.7
9.5 9.5 9.3 9.5 9.6 9.5 9.6 9.5 9.6 9.8 9.5 9.8 9.6
3.2 3.1 2.9 2.8 3.8 5.1 3.7 2.4 1.7 1.8 1.8 1.8 2.8
4.8 5.3 5.5 8.4 9.8 10.1 8.5 7.3 5.4 4.5 4.1 4.2 6.5

Cabbage............. ___d o ..
Beans, baked___ No. 2 can
Corn, canned___ ___do._
Peas, canned___ ___ d o . . .

4.0 4.3 4.7 5.1 9.1
14.1 14.1 14.1 13.9 13.
14.6 14.8 14.4 14.3 14.0
15.9 16.0 15.6 15.7 15.3

Tomatoes,canned.
Sugar, granulated
Tea____ _______
Coffee....... ...........

___ do_.
Pound.
___ d o ..
___ d o ..

14.3 14.5 14.0 14.3 14.3 14.3 14.3 14.3 14.1 14.1 14.0 14.0 14.2
7.6 7.6 7.6 7.5 7.5 7.5 7.5 7.4 7.4 7.3 7.3 7.3 7.5
66.9 66.5 66.9 66.9 68.7 68.1 67.4 68.1 65.7 65.7 65.4 63.2 66.6
51.9 52.7 52.5 51.8 51.9 51.5 50.8 50.8 52.4 52.2 52.4 51.7 51.9

Prunes.............
Raisins______
Bananas..........
Oranges...........

— d o ..
___ d o ..
___ d o ..
Dozen.

15.4
15.2
11.5
49.2

Cts.
34.8
30.1
28.8
23.4

Cts.
34.7
30.3
29.1
23.5

11.0 11.0 11.0 11.0 11.0 11.0 11.0 11.0 11.0 12.0 12.0 12.0 11.3

49.2 40.4 31.4 29.6 29.4 26.7 29.7 33.8

10.0
11.8
26.7
18.7

15.6
15.4
11.4
49.5

10.2
11.7
26.7
18.5

15.8
15.2
10.8
48.7

10.2
10.9
26.4
18.7

15.8
15.2
10.7
47.5

10.2
10.9
26.4
18.7

15.7
15.6
10.6
50.7

10.2
10.9
26.4
18.7

10.2
10.8
26.4
18.7

10.2
10.7
26.4
18.7

44.4 47.9 54.6 38.0
9.5
5.3
5.7

9.5
5.1
5.2

10.3
10.2
26.7
18.8

10.2
10.2
26.5
18.6

37.1 40.8
9.5 9.5
5.1 5.2
5.0 5.2
10.1
10.2
26.3
18.3

9.8
5.3
5.2
10.2
10.8
26.5
18.6

10.1
10.0
26.5
18.3

12.8 3.3 2.6 2.0 2.0 1.8 3.4 4.6
13.6 13. 13.6 13.9 13.6 13.7 13.7 13.8
14.3 14.3 14.3 14.4 14.4 14.4 14.6 14.4
15.3 15.3 15.3 15.5 15.4 15.4 15.5 15.5

15.5 15.7 15.1 15.8 15.2
15. 15.6 15.4 15.6 15.2
10.5 10.6 10.3 10.5 11.
53.4 55.7 60.0
47.0

14.8
14.
11.8
58.8

14.2
15.2
12.0
57.7

15.4
15.3
11.0
52.3
I

i 15-16 ounces.




D E T A IL E D

141

TABLES

OF 51 CITIES, 1913, 1927, A N D 1928, A N D EACH M ON TH OF 1927 A N D 1928—Continued
ST. PAUL, MINN.
1928
br
t>-4

Unit

Article

*8
>>
>

<
1
Cts.
38.1
33.7
31.7
25.8

Cts.
39.1
33.8
32.3
26.5

Cts.
39.7
34.7
32.4
26.2

Cts.
39.4
34.2
32.5
26.9

a s.
40.6
36.0
34.1
27.4

Cts.
43.3
37.2
34.9
28.6

Cts.
44.7
39.0
35.6
29.9

Cts.
46.6
38.8
35.6
29.9

Cts.
46.1
39.3
36.8
30.2

a s.
42.2
37.4
33.7
28.4

Cts.
41.9
36.6
33.7
27.9

Cts.
40.4
36.4
33.1
27.1

Cts.
41.8
36.4
33.9
27.9

..d o ...
..d o _
_
..d o ...

15.3
27.6
43.9
45.8

15.6
26.8
42.6
44.7

16.1
25.4
42.5
44.7

16.2
28.7
42.8
43.9

17.2
34.3
42.2
44.7

17.0
32.3
43.6
46.4

17.8
36.0
44.9
49.4

17.9
37.2
44.7
50.4

18.6
42.5
45.4
51.6

17.9
33.1
44.9
50.6

17.9
32.6
43.6
49.7

17.5
27.1
42.5
46.4

17.1
32.0
43.6
47.4

..d o ...
..d o ...
__do—

32.6 31.9 33.9 37.1 36.7 37.7 36.9 35.4 32.9 31.6 30.6 29.8 33.9
33.4 32.9 33.9 34.8 35.1 32.7 30.7 30.8 32.3 32.2 31.9 32.1 32.7
39.6 39.6 39.6 39.8
37.5 37.3 36.1 35.3 38.4
38.9 39.6

Sirloin steak..
Round steak..
Rib roast-----Chuck roast-.

Pound.
...d o _
_
...d o ...
...d o ...

Plate beef----Pork chops.
Bacon, sliced.
Ham, sliced...
Lamb, leg of—
Hens....................
Salmon, canned,
red.
Milk, fresh......... .

Quart..

12.0 12.0 12.0 12.0 12.0 12.0 12.0 12.0 12.0 12.0 12.0 12.0 12.0

Milk, evaporated. Can i__
Butter— ............. Pound.
O leom argarine ... d o . . .
(all butter sub­
stitutes).

12.0 12.1 12.2 11.8 11.8 11.7 11.7 11.7 11.7 11.9 11.9 11.9 11.9
63.1 51.0 54.3 50.0 50.2 49.0 49.3 51.1 53.3 52.1 53.8 56.6 52.0
24.6 24.6 24.2 24.4 24.3 24.1 23.9 24.5 24.5 24.4 24.1 24.4 24.3

Cheese................ ...d o ___
Lard........... ......... ...d o ___
V e g e ta b le lard . . .do___
substitute.
Eggs, strictly fresh Dozen __

36.8 37.2 36.8 37.0
36.5 36.4 36.2 36.5
38.9 38.2 37.3
18.3 18.0 17.6 18.0 18.4 18.5 18.5 18.8 19.5 19.5 19.4 19.1 18.6
28.5 28.5 28.5 28.3 27.7 27.8 28.3 28.0 28.0 28.0 28.1 28.1 28.2
47.3 39.2 33.8 33.6 35.2 34.3 36.0 38.2 40.0 41.8 48.0 46.4

Eggs, storage.
Bread............
Flour..... ........
Corn meal-----

..d o ----_i Pound._
_ !...do___
_!— d o . . . .

39.8
9.3
5.1
5.3

37.0 39.9 38.1
9.3 9.3 9.3
4.8 4.7 4.7
5.1 5.1 5.1

9.3
5.0
5.2

Rolled oats...
Corn flakes.. .
Wheat cereal .
Macaroni____

do___
.! 8-oz.pkg.
_ 28-oz.pkg.
_! Pound._

10.1 9.7 9.8 9.8 9.8 9.8 9.9 10.1 10.2 10.1 10.1 10.1
10.1 10.1 10.2 10.2 10.0 10.1 10.1 10.3 10.4 10.4 10.1 10.1
26.5 26.3 26.3 26.3 26.1 26.1 26.7 26.3 26.3 26.3 26.3 26.3
1 8.5 18.5 1 8.7 1 8.7 18.9 18.8 1 8.8 18.4 1 8.4 18.6 1 8.6 18.2

10.0
10.2
26.3
18.6

Rice..............
Beans, navy_.
Potatoes____
Onions_____

...d o ___
— do._
-_.do___
— do..

10.7 10.7 10.9 10.8 10.4 10.2 10.5 10.4 10.4 10.5 10.9 10.9 10.6
9.5 10.1 11.1 11.7 12.6 13.2 13.3 13.5 13.9 14.0 13.1 13.7 12.5
1.0 2.0 2.4 2.4 2.4 1.8 1.7 1.0 1.0 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.7
4.1 4.2 5.6 6.3 8.1
6.0 5.3 5.0 5.2 5.7 6.9 5.8

Cabbage_____
Beans, baked..
Corn, canned..
Peas, canned..

...d o ___
No. 2 can.
— d o ....
...d o ..

3.5 3.9 5.0 7.4 9.1 5.9 3.1 3.0 3.5 3.0 2.8 4.0 4.5
13.4 13.4 13.3 13.4 13.3 13.8 13.8 13.8 13.9 13.6 13.6 13.9 13.6
14.6 14.6 14.8 15.1 15.0 15.1 14.9 14.7 15.1 15.1 15.1 14.9 14.9
15.0 15.0 15.2 15.5 15.5 14.9 14.7 14.9 14.9 14.9 14.9 14.9 15.0

Tomatoes, canned
Sugar, granulated
Tea.......................
Coffee...................

...d o .- .
Pound.
.-d o ._ _
...d o ...

13.7 13.6 13.6 13.8 13.9 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.1 14.4 14.2 13.9
7.2 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.4 7.5 7.5 7.2 7.4 7.2 7.0 7.1 7.3
66.0 63.9 67.0 66.3 67.0 67.0 67.0 67.0 67.0 67.7 66.7 67.0 66.6
52.2 .52.2 52.5 52.9 52.8 53.8 53.3 53.6 53.6 53.6 53.4 52.8 53.1

...d o ...
Prunes_______
Raisins_________ ...do-__
.do_
Bananas_____
Dozen. .

14.0
14.9
12.0
60.9

1 15-16 ounces.

44848°—29-




-10

9.3
5.1
5.4

13.9
14.5
12.1
57.4

9.3
5.0
5.2

9.3
5.1
5.3

9.3
5.3
5.2

9.3
5.3
5.3

13.7 13.9 13.9 13.5
14.5 14.5 14.5 14.5
10.7 9.8 9.9 9.9
57.5 59.8 64.5 61.1

9.3
5.2
5.1

9.3
5.1
5.1

9.3
5.0
5.0

13.4 13.2 13.5 14.0 14.1
14.5 14.5 13.9 14.1 13.9
10.2 9.9 10.1 10.2 10.3
64.6 64.9
63.9 65.4

14.5
13.8
10.9
53.9

13.8
14.3
10.5
61.7

142

RETAIL PRICES, 1800 TO 1928

T able 13.—AVERAGE R E TA IL PRICES OF SPECIFIED FOOD ARTICLES IN EACH
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH
1927
Article

S 8(
b
fil—

Unit

Pound.
...d o —
...d o —
..d o —

Cts.
22.6
19.9
19.3
15.1

Cts.
30.8
28.0
23.5
18.8

Cts.
31.2
28.3
23.7
18.8

Cts.
33.8
31.3
26.2
19.8

Cts.
33.6
31.1
25.9
20.0

Cts.
33.2
30.6
25.9
19.6

Cts.
33.1
30.6
25.1
19.6

Cts.
33.1
30.5
25.7
20.2

Cts.
33.2
30.5
25.6
20.4

Cts.
33.8
31.8
26.5
21.9

Plate beef______ ..d o —
_
Pork chops......... ..d o _
_
Bacon, sliced____ ..d o _
_
Ham, sliced____ ...d o _

12.0
22.8
31.1
29.8

13.4
38.5
49.7
60.0

13.5 13.9 14.3 14.8 14.5
37.2 38.4 38.1 36.1 34.3
49.3 50.0 50.0 48.4 48.1
61.1 59.3 59.3
59.7

14.4
32.7
47.2
57.5

14.2
35.6
46.9
57.1

14.2
39.4
46.9
57.5

14.5
39.9
46.9
57.1

14.6
37.3
47.9
56.2

15.2
34.4
46.9
54.2

Sirloin steak—
Round steak------Rib roast----------Chuck roast------

Cts.
31.3
29.0
24.4
18.8

Cts.
32.5
30.0
25.2
20.3

Cts..,
33.9
31.3
26.6
20.1

18.1 33.9 33.2 35.7 36.9 39.1 39.4 36.7 35.2 35.1 35.3 34.7 34.5
23.8 33.2 33.4 33.5 33.2 32.6 31.4 29.6 29.6 29.8 30.4 30.3 30.5
35.1 35.5 35.1 35.1 35.1 35.1 33.4 34.8 35.3 35.7 35.7 34.5

Lamb, leg of____
Hens__________
Salmon, canned,
red.
Milk, fresh_____

..d o —
..d o _
_
..d o —
Quart.

8.7 10.8 10.3 10.3 10.3 10.3 10.3 11.0 11.0 11.0 11.0 11.0 11.0 10.7

Milk, evaporated.
Butter__________
Oleom argarine
(all butter sub­
stitutes).

Can___
Pound.
..d o _
_

10.6 10.6 10.5 10.5 10.6 10.6 10.6 10.6 10.7 10.6 10.6 10.5 10.6
38."5 52.6 52.7 54.1 52.1 49.7 48.5 46.6 48.2 51.2 52.1 51.8 53.4 51.1
29.2 29.2 29.3 29.2 29.0 29.1 28.9 28.0 27.2 27.0 27.0 26.8 28.3

Cheese_________
Lard...... ..............
Vegetable lard
substitute.
Eggs, strictly fresh

__do.__
.__do-__
...do.__

23.9 30.7 30.4 30.4 30.4 30.7 30.7 30.7 30.7 30.9 30.7 30.7 31.0 30.7
19.2 23.2 22.8 22.6 22.3 22.1 21.5 21.0 20.5 21.0 21.6 21.5 21.4 21.8
29.4 29.2 29.2 29.2 29.2 29.2 29.4 29.2 29.0 29.0 29.1 28.9 29.2

Dozen. _ 33.5 42.1 34.5 29.9 28.8 28.3 27.5 28.6 34.0 38.7 46.8 49.2 45.4 36.2

_do.
Eggs, storage..
Pound..
Bread. .............
Flour___________ — do___
Corn meal____
_-_do___

5.9
2.5
3.4

9.9
4.2
5.5

9.9
4.1
5.4

9.8
4.1
5.4

9.7
4.0
5.5

9.7
4.0
5.5

9.7
4.2
5.5

9.7
4.2
5.6

9.7
4.2
5.6

9.7
4.1
5.6

40.0
9.7
4.1
5.6

9.9
4.1
5.6

9.7
4.1
5.6

9.8
4.1
5.5

Rolled oats___
Corn flakes___
Wheat cereal. _
Macaroni_____

...d o ___
8-oz.pkg.
28-oz.pkg.
Pound..

Rice....... ..............
Beans, navy........
Potatoes— ..........
Onions_____ ____

— do___
_._do----___do___
— do___

Cabbage___ ____
Beans, baked.......
Corn, canned___
Peas, canned____

— do___
No.2 can.
— do___
— do___

3.4 4.1 4.7 5.3 9.0 9.8 4.
3.0
2.6 2.7 2.8 4.5
14.0 14.3 14.0 13.8 13.5 13.8 13.3 12.9 13.0 12.9 12.8 13.1 13.5
14.8 14. 14.4 14.8 14.4 14.2 14.6 14.4 14.4 14.7 14.7 14.9 14.6
15.8 15.8 15.5 15.8 15.7 15.5 15.7 15.5 15.7 15.7 15.6 15.6 15.7

Tomatoes, canned
Sugar,granulated.
T ea.__.................
Coffee................. .

— do___
Pound..
___do___
— do___

14.0 13.9 13.8 13.4 13.6 13.5 13.6 13.9 13.6 14.2 14.1 14.0 13.8
6.1 8.3 8.2 8.2 8.1 8.1 8.1 8.0 5.1 8.1 8.1 8.0 8.1 8.1
65.7 87.9 86.7 86.5 86.5 86.5 86.5 86.5 86.5 86.5 86.5 87.2 87.0 86.7
35.8 55.4 55.6 55.7 55.4 54.9 55.1 54.9 55.1 54.4 54.0 54.3 54.3 54.9

Prunes. .............. . ...d o ----Raisins................. — do___
Bananas..... ......... ...d o ___
Oranges...... ......... D ozen..
115-16 ounces.




8.8 8.8 8.8 8.9 8.8 8.8 8.8 8.8 8.8 8.8 8.8 8.7 8.8
12.1 12.1 12.2 11.4 11.4 11. 10.6 10.2 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.4 11.0
25.6 25.5 25.5 25.5 25.5 25.5 25.5 25.5 25.7 25.7 25.8 25.8 25.6
20.4 20.6 20.3 20.3 20.0 19.9 20.0 19.9 20.1 19.5 19.4 19.6 20.0
8.2
"1.2

9.7
9.1
2.6
3.2

14.8
13.4
14.0
42.8

9.4
8.9
2.6
3.9

14.3
13.3
14.0
42.6

9.4
8.9
2.6
4.2

14.8
13.6
13.7
43.9

9.1
8.9
2.8
5.9

15.0
13.6
12.8
44.5

9.0
8.9
4.0
7.7

14.8
13.6
13.1
45.0

9.2
9.1
6.6
8.4

14.6
13.6
11.2
44.7

9.2
9.3
3.7
7.

14.4
13.5
12.4
45.1

9.6
9.5
2.4
5.3

14.3
13.7
12.8
48.3

9.2
9.3
2.0
3.1

14.3
13.3
12.1
50.5

9.1
9.1
1.9
2.6

14.0
13.4
12.7
54.7

9.1
8.9
1.9
2.7

13.4
13.1
12.3
54.0

8.6
8.7
1.8
2.6

12.9
12.9
12.3
51.3

9.2
9.1
2.9
4.8

14.3
13.4
12.8
47.3

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DETAILED TABLES

OF 51 CITIES, 1913, 1927, A N D 1928, AN D EACH M ON TH OF 1927 A N D 1928—Continued
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH
1928
Article

Unit

a s.
35.4
32.8
26.6
22.4

Cts.
35.9
33.6
27.2
22.1

Cts.
36.0
33.8
27.2
22.9

a s.
36.1
33.9
28.0
23.1

Cts.
36.3
35.6
28.2
23.5

Cts.
37.2
35.8
28.3
23.7

Cts.
37.8
36.9
30.2
24.5

Cts.
39.5
37.9
30.7
25.8

Cts.
39.3
38.0
30.1
26.3

Cts.
38.7
37.7
29.6
26.2

Cts.
38.1
37.5
29.8
26.2

Cts.
37.0
35.5
28.5
24.0

Plate beef........... . __do------ 12.0 15.5 16.6
Pork chops......... . ...d o ___ 22.8 32.1 32.3
Bacon, sliced___ .. . do—
31.1 46.5 45.0
Ham, sliced_____
29.8 53.8 52.7

16.7
30.2
43.5
51.5

16.
31.2
43.7
51.5

16.7
34.8
44.2
51.9

16.7
36.0
44.8
51.9

16.7
36.4
44.8
55.8

17.2
38.8
45.2
55.4

18.8
45.0
45.6
57.7

19.0
40.2
45.2
57.7

19.2
36.0
45.4
56.3

19.3
33.8
45.0
55.9

17.4
35.6
44.9
54.3

Sirloin steak____ Pound..
Bound steak____ ...d o ___
Bib roast.........
...d o ___
Chuck roast....... . ...d o ___

a s.
22.6
19.9
19.3
15.1

Cts.
33.4
31.9
26.4
21.7

Lamb, leg of____ ...d o ___ 18.1 34.5 34.9 36.4
38.2 38.1
39.5 40.7
Hens.............. ..... ...d o ___ 23.8 30.5 30.9 31.6 32.8 33.8 33.3 32.3 33.3 33.7
Salmon, canned, — do___
34.9 35.4 34.5 34. 36.2 35.6 34.9 33.7 33.3
red.
Milk, fresh......... . Quart... 8.7 10.0 10.0 10.0 10.0 10.0 10.0 10.0 10.0 10.0
Milk, evaporated. Can
B utter................ PoundO leom argarine __do___
(all butter sub­
stitutes).

37.4
36.7 37.4
34.6 35.2 35.2 33.1
33.3 33.2 33.2 34.4
10.0 10.0 10.0 10.0

10.5 10.4 10.2 10.1 10.1 10.1 10.1 10.1 10.2 10.2 10.2 10.2 10.2
38."5 53.4 51.0 51.5 47.9 47.7 47.6 50.2 52.1 53.8 54.5' 54.2 54.6 51.5
27.3 26. 26.4 26.3 25.8 25.8 25.8 25.8 25.8 25.6 25.5 25.0 26.0

Cheese. .............._ — do— . 23.9 31.3 31.3
Lard__............ .
—do_
_
19.2 21.2 20.9 20.1
_
V e g e ta b le lard ___do_
29.3 29.3 29.1
substitute.
Eggs, strictly fresh Dozen_ 33.5 43.5 36.2 26.8

30.9 30.9 31.3 31.5 31.3 31.0
30.6 30.6
20.1 20.1 20.3 20.2 20.1 20.9 21.5 21.7 20.5 20.6
29.1 28.6 28.9 29.0 29.0 29.4 29.7 29.5 29.3
29.2 30.5 31.9

16.2 37.3 42.9 47.9 49.9 51.3 38.6

Eggs, storage..
Bread...... ........
Flour. .............
Corn meal.......

___do___
Pound
..d o ___
...d o — ._

40.0
9.8
4.1
5.5

Boiled oats...
Corn flakes.
Wheat cereal.
Macaroni____

...d o — .
8-oz. pkg.
28-oz.pkg.
Pound..

8.3 8.4 8.4 8.5 8.4 8.6 8.5 8.7
8.5
8.6
10.9 10.7 10.8 10.5 10.2 10.0 9.8 9.9 10.0 10.0 10.2 10.2 10.3
25.9 25.9 25.3 25.1 25.3 25.5 25.1 25.1 25.5 25.5 25.5 25.1 25.4
20.2 19.9 19.6 19.3 19.6 19.9 19.6 19.9 19.5 19.6 19.7 19.7 19.7

Bice............... .
Beans, navy..
Potatoes_____
Onions........... .

...d o ___
.d o ___
— do___
do..

Cabbage_____
Beans, baked..
Corn, canned..
Peas, canned..

—do___
No. 2 can
...d o ___
...d o ___

8.2
"1.2

8.8
8.8
1.8
3.1

9.8
4.2
5.3

9.8
4.2
5.3

4.3
5.5

9.7
4.3
5.6

9.7
4.3
5.6

9.7
4.2
5.7

9.7
4.1
5.6

9.7
3.7
5.7

40.0 45.0 43.0
9.6 9.6 9.6
3.7 3.7 3.6
5.6 5.9 5.9

9.7
4.0
5.6

8.3 8.5 8.6 8.7 8.6 8.6 8.7 8.7 8.7
9.0 9.2
9.4 10.1 10.3 11.1 11.3 11.3 11.3 11.4 11.2 10.7 11.3 10.7
1.6 1.8 1.8 1.8 2.2 1.7 1.5 1.5 1.4 1.6 1.6 1.7
4.3 6.3 7.0 6.4 5.0 3 6 4.0 4.4 4.7 4.7
3.1

3.0 3.3 4.2
8.6 8.5 3.7 2.8 2.6 3.0 2.9 3.4 4.4
12.7 13.6 12.4 12.1 12.1 12.0 12.1 12.1 12.3 12.4 12.2 12.6 12.4
14.4 14.7 14.0 14.1 14.0 13.8 14.0 14.4 14.4 14.1 14.3 14.4 14.2
15.8 15.3 15.3 15.0 15.1 15.0 14.9 15.2 15.2 15.1 14.6 15.0 15.1

Tomatoes, canned. No. 2 can
13.8 13.9 14.1 13.9 14.0 13.9 13.8 13.8 13.5 13.5 13.9 13.7 13.8
Sugar, granulated. Pound.. 6.1 8.0 7.
8.0 7.8 7.8 7.8 7.8 7.5 7.6 7.4 7.2 7.2 7.7
Tea____________ — d o.._. 65.7 84.2 83.4 83.6 83.9 84.6 86.0 84.6 84.6 86.6 86.6 85.4 85.4 84.9
Coffee.............. .
d o .... 35.8 54.5 54.8 54.5 53.8 53.4 53.4 53.7 54.0 54.7 54.7 54.3 54.3 54.2
Prunes................
Baisins................
Bananas. ...........
Oranges...... ........

—do___
—do___
—d o _ ...
Dozen...

* 15-16 ounces,




12.6
12.9
12.7
49.9

11.7
13.0
12.7
49.1

12.0
12.9
12.4
47.3

12.0
13.0
12.1
50.5

11.8
12.8
12.3
54.5

11.8
13.0
12.1
55.6

12.8
13.2
12.3
56.9

12.9
13.1
11.9
58.8

13.2
12.7
12.5
63.3

13.1
12.7
12.8
62.1

13.0
12.1
13.1
55.9

13.2
12.1
12.7
45.6

12.5
12.8
12.5
54.1

144

RETAIL PRICES, 1890 TO 1928

T able 13.—AVERAGE R E TA IL PRICES OF SPECIFIED FOOD A RTICLES IN EACH
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF.
1927
o§?
Article

Unit

Cts. Cts, Cts.
Sirloin steak....... . Pound.. 20.7 32.7 32.9
Round steak....... ..d o ___ 19.3 29.8 29.6
Rib roast_______ ..d o ___ 21.0 30.5 30.5
Chuck roast....... . —do....... 14.9 19.7 19.8

Cts.
33.2
30.0
30.5
20.1

Cts.
33.9
31.0
31.0
20.6

Cts.
33.5
30.7
30.7
20.0

Cts.
33.3
30.5
30.2
19.6

Cts.
33.21
30.4
30.1
19.2

Cts.
33.2
30.1
30.1
19.7

Cts.
33.2
30.4
30.6
19.7

Cts.
33.8
31.0
31.2
20.3

15.8
43.4
60.4
64.7

15.9
43.3
59.8
64.5

16.1
43.
59.3
64.5

15.5
42.0
58.8
64.8

15.1
41.2
58.9
64.3

14.8
40.2
58.2
64.1

15.1
42.
57.5
63.3

15.5
43.3
56.7
63.8

15.9 16.9 18.7 15.9
44.3 43.8 40.5 42.7
57.1 57.3 56.8 58.5
63.8
61.4 64.1

Plate beef______
Pork chops_____
Bacon, sliced____
Ham, sliced_____

..d o .......
..d o ___
—do.......
..d o ___

Lamb, leg of.___ ..d o ----Hens.................... —do___
Salmon, canned, —do----red.
Milk, fresh......... . Quart. „

13.5
23.6
33.7
31.0

15.6
44.1
61.5
65.7

Cts.
34.2
32.6
31.9
21.4

Cts.
35.8
34.0
33.7
22.7

Cts.
33.6
30.8
30.9
20.2

16.9 36.6 36.1 37.6 39.2 39.1 39.1 38. 37.7 38.8 38.7
39.6
24.2 45.4 44.7 44.6 43.9 43.3 42.9 42.41 41.4 41.8 43.3 43.1 42.6 43.3
31.3 30.9 30.5 30.4 30.1 29.9 29.9 30. 32.0 33.0 33.0 33.3 31.2
10.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0

Milk, evaporated. Can i_
_
10.1 10.1 10.1 10.1 10.0 10.3 10.5 10.5 10.4 10.4 10.3 10.1 10.2
Butter................ . Pound. 38.8 57.2 57.6 57.8 52.7 51.5 51.5 51.4 53.7 56.0 58.0 58.7 58.5 55.4
30.7 30.4 30.3 30.4 30.2 30.3 27.0 26.0 25.9 25.3 25.8 28.6
O leom argarine „ d o ----(all butter sub­
stitutes).
Cheese................ .
Lard................... .
Vegetable
lard
substitute.
Eggs, strictly fresh

...d o ....
...d o ___
— do___

20.0 39.4 39.9 39.4 39.2 39.1 38.8 38.7 38.3 39.2 39.1 39.7 39.8 39.2
18.0 24. 23.9 23.5 23.3 22.8 23.0 23.0 22.7 22.8 23.0 23.3 23.3 23.2
28.4 28.5
28.5 28. V 28.4 28.3 28.2 28.1 28.2 27.8 28.3 28.3

Dozen. _ 37.3 44.0 35.5 32.6 32.6 32.2 32.7 33.9 40.7 47.2 55.7 55.6 49.4 41.0

Eggs, storage_
_ ...d o ___
Pound—
Bread................
F lo u r................ — do___
Com meal.......
— do___

42.0
9.7
5.9
6.3

Rolled oats___
Corn flakes______
Wheat cereal..
Macaroni_____

— do___
8-oz. pkg.
28-oz.pkg.
Pound..

10.0
10.6
25.3
15.3

Rice...................
Beans, navy____
Potatoes.............
Onions................

...d o ___
...d o ___
— d o ._ „
. . . do___

_do_.
Cabbage_____
Beans, baked....... No.2 can.
Corn, canned____ ...d o ___
...d o .— .
Peas, canned..

43.0 44.3 45.0
9.5 9.5 9.5
5.6 5.
5.6
6.3 6.3 6.3

9.5
5.7
6.4

10.0 9.9 9.8 9.9
9.8 10.0 10.1 10.1 10.1 10.0
10.6 10.6 10.5 10.1 10.1 10.0 10.0 9.9 10.1 10.1 10.1
25.2 25.4 25.4 25.4 25.4 25.3 25. 25. 25.2 25.2 25.3
16.4 16. 15.5 15. 15. 15. 15.8 16.1 16.0 16.0 15.9

10.0
10.2
25.3
15.9

9.6
5.9
6.3

5.9
6.4

9.6
5.8
6.3

9.5
5.7
6.5

9.5
5.8
6.5

9.5
5.8
6.5

9.5
5.7
6.5

9.5
5.6
6.4

8.5 11.7 11.4 11.3 11.4 11.2 11.5 11.3 11.5 11.3 11.1 10.6 10.7 11.3
9.2 9.4 9.4 9.4 9.5 9.9 10.0 10.3 10.3 10.1 9.9 9.8 9.8
4.0 3.9 3.8 3.9 4.3 5.5 4.7 3.6 3.3 3.2 3.0 3.0 3.9
4.
5.5 5.8
7.7 7.7 5.5 4.3 4.1 4.3 3.8 3.8 5.3

'L 7

13.2 13.4 12.9 12.7 12.8 12.7 13.0 13.0 12.8 13.0 12.9 12.7 12.9
18.4 18.5 18.6 17.9 17.8 17.7 17. 18.2 17. 17.9 18.0 18.1 18.1
18.2 18.6 18.1 17.7 17.9 17.9 17.8 17.9 17.6 17.9 17.8 17.8 17.9

Tomatoes, canned No. 2^ can
14.9 14.8 14.8 14.7 14.6 15.0 15.0 15.1 15.1 15.1 14.9 14.7 14.9
5.4 7.3 7.3 7.2 7.0 7.1 7.0 7.0 7.0 7.0 7.0 6.9 6.9 7.1
Sugar, granulated. Pound
Tea..................
— do____ 50.0 71.8 71.8 71.8 71.8 71.8 71.3 71.8 72.4 72.8 72.8 72.8 72.8 72.1
do..
32.0 53.5 53.6 52.
Coffee............
51.7 52.0 52.0 51.9 52.0 51.7 52.0 52.5 52.6 52.3
Prunes..................
Raisins.................
Bananas..........
Oranges...........
* 15-16 ounces.




— do_
_
—do.__
Dozen—do_
_

13.9
13.1
31.1
48.4

13.7
13.0
31.1
50.3

13.5
13.2
30.6
50.

13.1
13.3
31.1
50.7

13.1
13.1
30.0
50.8

13.0
13.2
30.6
47.8

13.0
13.1
31.9
50.0

12.7
13.2
31.3
50.3

12.0
12.8
30.0
51.3

12.1
12.9
30.6
50.5

11.3
12.2
31.3
53.6

11.2
11.9
31.9
50.6

12.7
12.9
31.0
50.4

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DETAILED TABLES

OP 51 CITIES, 1913, 1927, AN D 1928, AN D EACH M O N TH OF 1927 A N D 1928—Continued
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF.
1928
Article

Unit
>

m

Sirloin steak____
Round steak----Rib roast............
Chuck roast.......

Pound.
...d o ___
...d o ___
...d o ___

Cts.
20.7
19.3
21.0
14.9

Cts.
37.3
34.4
33.9
23.7

Cts.
37.5
35.1
33.5
22.5

Cts.
37.1
34.5
33.1
21.8

Cts.
37.3
34.7
33.0
22.4

Cts.
38.1
35.5
33.7
22.9

Cts.
40.4
38.8
36.4
25.0

Cts.
41.2
39.9
37.4
26.5

Cts.
41.2
40.1
36.9
27.2

Cts.
41.1
40.1
36.7
27.1

Cts.
38.6
36.6
34.7
24.2

Plate beef-........
Pork chops_____
Bacon, sliced----Ham, sliced____

...d o ___
...d o ___
...d o ___
...d o ___

13.5
23.6
33.7
31.0

19.1 19.1 18.8 18.6 17.8
39.3 36.8 36.0 36.9 38.5
56.6 55.5 54.8 54.8 54.5
61.1
59.8 58.9 59.7

16.9
39.5
54.6
60.0

17.4
41,
54.6
60.7

18.3
42.7
55.5
62.8

20.3
45.0
55.8
63.3

21.3
44.4
56.9
63.5

21.8
41.9
56.5
62.8

22.0
39.4
55.9
62.8

19.3
40.2
55.5
61.3

Lamb, leg of_____
Hens....................
Salmon, canned,
red.
Milk, fresh_____

...d o ..
__do._
..d o ..

39.4 39.5 40.4 39.9 39.2 39.0 38.6 39. 40.3 39.7 39.0 39.5
16.9
24.2 43.2 43.0 43.2 42.4 42.4 42.0 41.1 40.7 42.2 41. 43.5 43.7 42.4
32.9 32.2 32.1 32.3 32.1 32.2 32.5 30.3 29.2 29.3 28.9 28.4 31.0

Cts.
36.9
35.4
33.7
23.4

Cts.
37.7
35.6
34.2
23.7

Quart__ 10.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0

Milk, evaporated. Can 1__
Butter... .............. Pound.
Oleom argarine __.do.-_
(all butter sub­
stitutes).

9.9 9.9 10.0 10.0 10.0 10.0 9.9 10.0 10.0 10.0 10.0 10.0 10.0
38.8 57.4 55.8 54.1 50.3 51.0 52.6 54.5 55.7 59.0 59.4 58.8 59.9 55.7
25.5 25.4 25.4 25.4 25.4 25.4 25.4 25.3 25.3 25.3 25.3 25.3 25.4

Cheese.-.............. „ _ d o — . 20.0 39.8 40.2 40.9
Lard__................. ...d o ___ 18.0 23.1 22.8 22.3
27.8 27.5 27.6
V e g e ta b le ’ lard ...d o ___
substitute.
Eggs, strictly fresh Dozen.. 37.3 44.9
33.6
_js, storage........
Bread..................
Flour...................
Com meal_______

— do— .
Pound..
.. . d o . —.
...d o — .

5.9
3.4
3.4

._.do___
...do_.. . do___
...d o ..

Cabbi
...d o ..
No.2 can
Com, canned....... ...d o ___
Peas, canned. _
...do..

9.5
5.6
6.2

9.5
5.6
6.8

9.5
4.7
6.9

41.0 41.2 40.8 40.4 40.2 40.3 40.5 40.7
40.5
21.9 22.2 22.2 22.3 22.6 22.7 23.2 23.1 22.6 22.6
27.5 27.5 27.5 27.3 27.5 27.5 27.6 27.3 27.5 27.5
33.7 35.2 36.5 40.6 41.0 47.4 52.7 55.5 49.7 42.0
9.5
5.7
6.9

9.5
5.9
6.9

9.5
5.9
6.9

9.5
5.8
7.0

9.5
5.6
6.8

9.8
5.4
7.2

43.0 43.8 42.5
9.1 9.1 9.1
5.4 5.4 5.3
7.4 7.3 7.2

9.4
5.6
7.0

9.9 9.9 10.0 10.0 10.0 10.0 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.1 10.1 10.1 10.0
10.0 9.9 9.9 9.7 9.7 9.6 9.7 9.6 9.7 9.7 9.7 9.7 9.7
25.3 25.3 25.2 25.2 25.2 25.2 25.2 25.4 25.2 25.2 25.1 25.2 25.2
15.9 15.9 15.7 15.7 15.7 15.8 15.8 16.1 16.1 16.3 16.3 16.3 16.0

Rolled oats_____ ...d o -.
Com flakes......... . 8-oz. pkg.
Wheat cereal____ 28-oz.pkg.
Macaroni............ . Pound..
Rice....................
Beans, navy____
Potatoes..............
Onions................

a s.
37.7
35.6
33.9
23.6

8.5 10.5 10.6 10.6 10.5 10.2 10.1 10.1 10.0 9.8 9.5 9.3 9.6 10.1
9.6 10.5 11.0 11.3 11.8 11.9 11.8 12.0 11.6 11.1 11.5 11.6 11.3
2.9 2.9 3.1 3.5 3.1 3.0 2.7 2.7 2.7 2.7 2.6 2.7 2.9
4.5 5.0 5.5 5.9 6.0 5.3 4.4 3.8 4.3 4.4 4.9 5.7 5.0

"1.7

12.7 12.7 13.0 13.0 12.9 13.0 12.9 12.8 12.5 12.6 12.9 13.0 12.8
18.0 18.0 17.7 17.5 17.6 17.5 17.4 17.2 17.2 17. 17.5 17.6 17.5
18.2 18.1 18.1 18.3 18.7 18.3 18.3 18.0 17.8 18.0 18.0 18.2 18.2

Tomatoes, canned No. 2Y2
14.9 14.7 14.3 14.4 14.1 14.2 14.2 14.4 14.6 14.6 14.7 14.7 14.5
can.
Sugar, granulated Pound.. 5.4 6.8 6.8 6.9 6.9 6.9 6.9 6.8 6.6 6.7 6.5 6.3 6.4 6.7
Tea....................... ..d o ___ 50.0 71.4 71.7 71.4 71.4 71.4 71.4 71.4 71.7 71.7 71.5 71.5 71.3 71.5
Coffee..............
—d o..
32.0 52.5 52.7 53.3 53.3 53.5 54.1 54.1 54.5 53.5 53.9 54.3 54.4 53.7
Prunes...........
Raisins...........
Oranges.

..d o ___
__do___
Dozen.
-d o -

115-16 ounces.




11.8
12.1
30.0
52.9

11.8
12.0
30.6
54.1

11.7
11.9
31.1
53.6

12.0
11.9
31.1
53.9

11.7
11.8
29.4
58.7

11.8
12.0
29.1
58.2

11.6
11.
27.
57.6

11.5
11.6
25.8
57.6

11.3
11.1
26.5
58.4

11.4
10.5
27.0
61.0

11.5
10.3
30.2
57.6

11.6
10.3
29.7
52.2

11.6
11.5
29.0
56.3

146

RETAIL PRICES, 1890 TO 1928
T able 12.—AVERAGE R E TA IL PRICES OF SPECIFIED FOOD ARTIC LE S IN EACH
SAVANNAH, GA.
1927

Article

®§3
M
h

Unit

Sirloin steak_____
Round steak.:___
Rib roast..............
Chuck roast.........

Cts.
34.5
27.5
27.5
18.1

Cts.
34.5
27.0
27.5
17.8

35.0
27.8
27.5
17.8

Cts.
36.0
28.0
28.0
19.3

Cts.
36.0
28.5
27.5
19.3

Cts.
35.0
28.0
27.5
19.8

Cts.
35.5
29.0
28.0
18.8

Cts.
35.8
30.0
27.9
19.0

Cts.
35.8
29.6
27.9
18.8

Cts.
35.0
28.8
27.5
18.0

Cts.
35.4
29.2
26.3
18.4

Cts.
35.4
28.8
27.9
19.0

Cts.
35.3
28.5
27.6
18.7

Plate beef_______
Pork chops______
Bacon, sliced........
Ham, sliced..........

15.0
33.8
46.1
47.7

14.7
33.0
45.3
46.8

15.0
34.5
44.8
46.4

15.3
33.8
44.3
46.4

15.3
32.5
43.3
45.5

14.9
32.0
43.3
45.9

15.0
32.0
41.0
45.5

16.3
32.3
41.9
45.0

15.8
32.5
41.9
45.0

15.8
33.5
41.6
45.0

15.7
32.5
41.7
44.2

15.2
31.1
40.7
43.8

15.3
32.8
43.0
45.6

Lamb, leg of........
Hens___________
Salmon, canned,
red.
Milk, fresh______ Quart™

38.0 40.0 40.0 40.0 39.0 39.6 41.0 41.0 40.0 39.0 38.0 40.0 39.6
34.6 34.6 36.0; 35.8 34.8 32.6 30.0 31.1 32.6 33.0 31.8 30.8 33.1
33.8 33.1 33.3 33.1 33.0 33.1 33.3 33.5 34.3 33.6 33.6 34.6 33.4

Milk, evaporated.
Butter._________
Oleom argarine
(all butter sub­
stitutes).

11.1 11.1 11.1 11.3 11.4 11.4 11.4 11.4 11.6 11.5 11.5 11.5 11.4
60.7 60.4 60.8 60.1 54.5 53.1 52.7 52.1 53.1 55.4 56.7 59.1 56.6
34.9 34.8 34.4 33.6 32.1 32.7 32.1 32.2 31.1 31.3 31.5 30.9 32.6

Cheese____ ____ _
Lard___________
Vegetable lard
substitute.
Eggs,strictlyfresh_

17.3 17.3 17.3 17.3 17.0 17.0 17.0 17.0 17.0 17.0 17.0 17.0 17.1

—do_
_
—do_
_
..d o _
_

36.3 36.5 35.9 36.0 35.2 35.8 35.1 35.2 36.1 36.9 37.6 37.5 36.2
19.2 19.9 18.9 18.6 18.4 18.8 18.4 18.1 18.9 19.3 19.4 19.6 19.0
16.3 16.7 16.7 16.7 16.7 16.6 16.7 17.0 17.5 18.0 17.9 17.7 17.0

Dozen..

52.0 36.7 33.1 33.1 32.0 33.2 38.0 45.9 49.5 56.7 58.8 58.2 43.9

Eggs, storage____
Bread
Flour______ ____
Corn meal____

41.0
41.0 43.4 43.6
10.8 10.8 10.8 10.8 10.8 10.8 10.7 10.7 10.7 10.7 10.7 10.7 10.8
6.6 6.7 6.6 6.6 6.6 6.6 6.6 6.6 6.6 6.5 6.6 6.6 6.6
3.4 3.5 3.4 3.4 3.4 3.7 3.8 3.7 3.8 3.7 3.7 3.7 3.6

Rolled oats.
Corn flakes..
Wheat cereal.
Macaroni..

8.8 8.9 8.8 8.6 8.6 8.5 8.6 8.6 8.6 8.9 8.7 8.7 8.7
10.3 10.3 10.1 9.5 9.6 9.9 9.6 9.6 9.7 9.6 9.6 9.7 9.8
24.2 24.2 24.2 24.3 24.3 24.3 24.3 24.3 24.3 24.3 24.3 24.5 24.3
18.2 18.2 18.2 18.0 18.2 18.3 18.2 18.2 18.2 18.2 18.3 18.5 18.2

Rice............
Beans, navy...
Potatoes...............
Onions

9.7 10.1
9.5 9.7
4.7 4.5
6.2 6.8

9.7
9.7
4.4
7.0

9.7
9.3
4.4
8.7

9.6
9.2
4.8
8.5

9.8
9.6
6.4
8.6

9.9
9.3
4.6
8.1

9.7
9.4
£•8
6.9

9.6
9.8
4.1
6.7

9.6
9.5
3.7
5.9

9.6
9.6
3.8
5.9

9.8
9.7
3.7
5.7

9.7
9.5
4.4
7.1

Cabbage..... .........
Beans, baked.___
Corn, canned.......
Peas, canned........

4.8 4.7 4.2 4.0 4.6 6.0 5.9 5.3 4.8 4.4 4.5 4.5 4.8
12.5 12.5 12.5 12.2 12.1 12.2 12.1 12.1 12.2 12.1 12.2 12.2 12.2
15.1 15.4 15.4 15.4 15.2 15.2 15.1 15.2 15.2 14.7 14.7 14.8 15.1
17.6 17.6 16.9 17.3 17.0 16.8 16.9 16.7 16.8 17.0 16.6 16.6 17.0

Tomatoes, canned.
Sugar, granulated
Tea......................
Coffee____ ____

10.2 10.1 10.2 10.2 10.2 10.1 10.1 10.0 9.9 9.9 9.9 10.0 10.1
7.4 7.3 7.3 7.1 7.1 7.1 7.2 6.9 7.0 7.0 6.9 6.9 7.1
82.9 82.1 82.3 81.5 81.5 79.8 81.7 81.7 82.2 82.6 81.9 82.7 81.9
47.3 46.8 46.1 45.5 45.5 45.2 45.3 45.5 45.1 45.1 45.4 45.5 45.7

Prunes_______
Raisins............
Bananas..........

14.4
14.6
28.2
36.3

115-16 ounces.




13.7
14.6
29.2
35.7

14.0
14.5
28.2
35.7

14.0
14.6
27.9
38.7

13.9
14.5
28.7
41.3

14.6
14.5
30.0
43.5

14.8
14.7
30.4
46.9

14.9
14.6
29.6
46.9

14.2
14.2
29.6
46.5

13.5
14.5
30.0
46.4

13.5
14.4
31.2
40.3

13.3
14.0
31.7
42.5

14.1
14.5
29.6
41.7

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DETAILED TABLES
OS' 51 CITIES, 2913, 1927, A N D 1928, AN D EACH M ON TH OF 1927 AND 1928—Continued
SAVANNAH, GA.
1928

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Article

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1

Unit

Sirloin steak___
PoundRound steak....
— do___
Rib roast.............. — do.—
Chuck roast—_
do­

Cts.
35.0
28.6
26.8
18.7

Cts. Cts.
36.1 37.8
28.9! 31.1
27.8 28.9
18.9 20.6

Cts.
40.0
33.9
30.6
22.8

Cts.
41.1
35.6
31.7
23.6

a s.
41.1
34.4
30.6
23.0

Cts.
41.7
34.4
31.1
23.6

Cts.
41.1
35.0
31.1
23.3

a s.
41.4
35.0
32.3
23.8

a s.
40.5
34.1
32.3
23.1

a s.
40.5
34.5
32.3
23.4

Cts.
40.5
34.5
30.9
22.9

a s.
39.7
33.3
30.5
22.3

..d o — .
-d o — .
.-d o ....
__do— .

15.
30.0
40.
43.3

16.9
29.8
39.7
42.5

18.7
29.0
40.4
43.5

19.1
28.1
37.8
41.5

20.1
30.6
38.5
42.0

19.
30.6
38.
41.5

20.3
30.3
38.1
41.5

19.8
30.9
38.2
42.5

19.2
32.0
41.2
44.5

18.8
31.8
40.6
46.0

19.8
30.0
39.
45.4

18.8
27.7
38.5
44.6

18.9
30.1
39.3
43.2

n ate beef........
Pork chops.........
Bacon, sliced-.
Ham, sliced-. .

Lamb, leg of........ —do— .
Hens................... - d o —
Salmon, canned, ...do___

37.5 38.0 39.0 38.8 40.0 42.5 40.0 38.8 40.8 40.8 39.0 37.5 39.4
31.4 30.9 30.0 31.2 30.7 30.0 30.0 30.3 31.0 31.1 32.0 33.1 31.0
36.3 34.3 35.3 36.0 35.9 35.9 35.9 36.0 33.4 33.1 33.1 33.0 34.9

Milk* fresh.........

Quart—

17.0 17.0 17.0 17.0 17.0 16.0 16.0 17.0 17.0 17.0 17.0 17.5 16.9

Milk, evaporated. Can i__
Butter............... . Pound.
O leom argarine ...d o___
(all butter sub­
stitutes).

11.5 11.2 10.9 10.9 10.9 11.0 11.0 11.2 11.3 11.4 11.3 11.2 11.2
59.2 57.4 58.5 58.4 '56. 55.2 54.5 56.1 58.7 58.9 59.4 60.0 57.8
30.2 29.9 30.7 30.5 30.1 30.3 30.5 30.6
31.5 31.5 30.7 30.8

...d o___
...d o___
.—do___

38.5 38.2 34.8 35.2 34.8 35.2 34.6 35.2 35.6 35.4 35.2 35.4 35.7
18.4 17.5 16.2 16.3 17.4 16.9 17.4 17.4 17.6 18.1 18.4 18.1 17.5
17.5 16.9 16.5 16.6 17.3 17.3 17.3 16.6 17.3 17.3 16.9 16.9 17.0

Cheese..................
Lard.....................
V e g e ta b le lard
substitute.
Eggs, strictly fresh.

Dozen—

Eggs, storage------ — do— .
Pound_
Bread........... .
Flour...............
...d o ___
do___
Corn meal____
Rolled oats----Corn flakes...........
Wheat cereal..
Macaroni.........
Rice.................
Beans, navy------Potatoes..........
Onions.............

...d o ......
8-oz. pkg.
28-oz pkg.
Pound..
__do-_
—do...
-d o_.
—do_.

53. < 36.3 31.7 32.7 36.8

42.8 44.0 51.0 57.1 58.6 56.2 44.6

44.2 45.0
44.4 41.7 41.9
10.7 10.6 10. 10. 10.6 10.6 10. 10.6 10. 10.6 10.6 10.7 10.6
6.7 6.7 6.9 6.7 6.5 6.5 6.5 6.5 6.5 6.6
6.6 6.5 6.
3.8 3.6 3.7 3.7 3.7 3.7 3.7 3.7 3.7 3.7 3.7 3.5 3.7
8.5 8.5 8.
8.7 8.8 8.7 8.7 8.
8.6 8.5 8.4 8.3 &6
9.6 9.6 9.5 9.6 9.5 9.5 9.5 9.5 9.5 9.5 9.8 9.8 9.6
24. 24.3 24.3 24.4 24.3 24.3 24.3 24.4 24.4 24.4
24.8 24.4 24.4
18.1 17.8 18.0 18.0 18.1 18.0 18.2 17.7 17.9 18.0 17.8 18.2 18.0
9.7 9.2 9.2 9.1 9.2 8.9 9.1 8.8 9.1 9.0 8.7 9.1
10.2 10.3 10.8 11.8 11.3 11.8 12.5 13.2 12.8 13.5 13.9 11.8
3.5 4.0 4.3 4.1 3.6 3.3 3.2 2.
3.0 2.9 3.0 3.5
6.3 6.2 7.0 8.3 8.5 7.6 7.1 6.4 6.7 6.9 7.3 7.5 7.2

...d o ___
Cabbage.......—
Beans, baked....... No. 2 can
Corn, canned—
— do.......
Peas, canned—
do..

5.3 5.2 5.6 5.7 5.4 4.9 4.6 5.0 4.9 5.1 5.1 5.2 5.2
11. 11. 11. 11.3 11.7 11.6 11.6 11.8 11.8 11.8 11.8 11.4 11.7
15.0 14.6 14.9 15.2 15.2 15.3 15.3 15.3 15.3 15.2 15.1 15.1 15.1
16. 17.3 16.1 16.2 16.0 15.7 16.0 16.0 16.0 16.0 16.3 16.0 16.2

Tomatoes, canned ...d o _
_
Sugar, granulated. PoundTea____________ — do­
do—
Coffee................. .

9.9 9.7 9.5 9.5 9.7 9.7 9.6 9.7 10.0 10.0 10.0 9.8
6.9 6.9 7.0 7.1 6.8 7.0 6.7 6.
7.0 6.7 6.
6.5 6.8
83.1 78.3 81.6 81.9 80.8 81.3 82.3 76.2 78.7 79.9 77.6 75.3 79.8
45.7 43.9 44.7 45. 45.9 45.9 45.9 45.7 46.0 46.3 46.8 47.3 45.8

Prunes...
Raisins...
Bananas..
Oranges..

13.1
13.7
30.0
41.3

-do-.
.do..
Dozen..
— do— .

115-16 ounces.




12.7
13.8
30.8
40.8

12.2
13.
28.3
46.2

12.9
13.6
26.7
50.4

12.5
13.5
24.8
54.1

12.4
13.5
25.0
5&2

12.5
13.3
27.0
57.7

12.5
13.1
23.9
63.2

13.7
12.
28.5
65.6

13.5
12.3
30.
50.9

13.6
11.8
30.0
42.1

13.3
11.8
28.5
30.5

12.9
13.1
27.8
50.1

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P R IC E S , 1 8 9 0 T O

1928

T able 13.—AVERAG E R E TA IL PRICES OF SPECIFIED FOOD ARTICLES IN EACH
SCRANTON, PA.
1927
Article

Unit
<

Sirloin steak....... . Pound.,
do..
Round steak........
Rib roast_______ —do___
Chuck roast____ __do„

Cts.
24. S
20.9
21.8
16.7

Cts.
51.2
42.3
38.0
28.0

Cts.
50.8
42.3
37.4
28.0

Cts.
50.0
42.1
36.8
27.4

Cts.
50.3
42.3
37.6
27.8

Cts.
51.1
42.8
37.6
27.8

Cts.
51.1
42.6
37.3
27.5

Cts.
52.1
43.8
37.6
28.8

Cts.
52.6
44.4
37.8
28.7

Cts.
53.7
44.5
38.5
28.8

Cts.
53.2
44.5
38.9
29.5

Cts.
54.5
46.1
39.8
31.0

Cts.
54.7
45.3
39.6
31.2

Cts.
52.1
43.6
38.1
28.7

Plate beef.......... .
Pork chops_____
Bacon, sliced____
Ham, sliced.........

11.5
20.7
26.4
29.0

13.2
40.6
49.9
60.9

12.9
39.8
49.1
59.5

12.9
40.7
49.2
60.0

12.9
41.0
48.1
61.1

12.9
41.1
47.8
61.1

12.8
40.0
50.3
61.1

12.6
39.5
48.0
60.6

13.3
41.3
48.3
58.9

13.7
44.0
47.9
56.5

13.7
45.4
48.9
56.5

14.3
40.5
48.
55.5

14.6
37.3
47.1
55.0

13.3
40.9
48.6
58.9

__do_.
. . do___
—d o ....
„ do— .

19.8 44.0 44.5 43.9
Lamb, leg of........ . . . do....
Hens...............„ , ...d o ....
22.7 45.0 45.5 45.9
do....
Salmon, canned,
33.3 33.6 34.2
red.
Milk, fresh......... Quart.. _ 8.7 12.0 12.0 12.0
—
Milk, evaporated. Can1
Butter............... . Pound.
O leom argarine ,_.do___
(all butter sub­
stitutes).
Cheese..................
Lard___________
V egetable lard
substitute.
Eggs, strictly fresh.

47.0 48.0 47.8 47.5 46.4 46.1 45.3 44.1 43.5 45.7
46.1 45.9 44.5 43.1 43.4 42.5 43.3 42.7 42.4 44.2
34.6 34.6 34.5 33.4 34.0 35.4 35.6 36.1 35.9 34.6
12.0 12.0 12.0 12.0 12.0 12.0 12.0 12.0 13.0 12.1

11.8 11.8 11.9 11.9 11.9 11.9 12.0 11.9 11.9 11.9 11.9 11.9 11.9
37.5 57.8 59.3 59.9 60.1 55.1 52.9 52.1 51.7 53.0 55.8 56.4 57.2 55.9
29.0 29.0 29.0 29.0 28.4 28.0 28.4 28.4 28.2 28.4 28.4 28.4 28.6

__do___ 18.4 35.8 35.4 35.9 36.0 35.7 35.9 35.7 35.4 35.9 36.3
37.3 36.0
—do— .. 16.0 20.8 20.3 19.9 19.8 19.5 19.1 18.9 18.9 19.8 19.7 19.9 19.7 19.7
-d o — .
26.1 26.1 26.6 26.4 26.1 26.1 26.1 26.0 25.9 26.0 26.1 25.7 26.1
Dozen...

34.9 65.6 51.0 38.9 36.2 36.0 35.9 38.7 44.5 50.9 60.3 67.0 70.9 49.7

_js, storage....... ...d o___
Pound..
Bread..............
Flour________
...d o..
Corn meal______ ...d o-----

48.2 38.7
46.2 45.4 45.7
5.6 10.4 10.7 10.7 10.7 10.7 10.7 10.7 10.7 10.7 10.6 10.7 10.6 10.7
3.5 6.0 6.0 5.9 5.9 5.9 5.9 5.9 5.9 5.9 5.8 5.8 5.8 5.9
8.0 7.9 7.9 7.9 7.7 8.0 7.8 7.8 7.8 7.8 7.6 7.5 7.8

Rolled oats___
-.-d o ___
Corn flakes___
8-oz. pkg.
Wheat cereal____ 28-oz.pkg
Pound
Macaroni____

9.9 9.9 9.8 9.9 9.9 9.7 9.7 9.8 9.8 9.9 9.8 9.8 9.8
11.1 11.1 11.1 10.3 10.2 10.2 10.1 10.1 10.1 10.1 10.1 10.1 10.4
25.4 25.5 25.3 25.3 25.3 25.1 25.1 25.1 25.1 25.3 25.2 25. 25.3
23.0 23.0 23.1 23.1 22.9 22.9 22.9 23.1 22.9 22.8 22.9 23.2 23.0

R ice......... .
Beans, navy.
Potatoes____
Onions_____
Cabbage_____
Beans, baked. .
Corn, canned..
Peas, canned..

.d o___
..do..
.do___
_do_.
...d o___
No.2can.
— do___
.. . do___

8.5 11.3 11.1 11.2 10.9 11.1 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.2 11.3 10.7 10.4 11.0
10.8 11.0 10.8 11.2 10.6 10.6 10.6 10.6 10.8 10.5 11.0 10. 10.8
3.
3.7 3.4 3.3 4.0 5.6 3.7 2.9 3.0 3.1 3.0 3.0 3.6
5.
5.9 5.6 6.5
9.3 7.6 6.7 5.6 5.1 4.8 4.6 6.4

Ts

4.8 6.5 5.9 5.9 8.9 9.6 5.1 3.5 3.2 3.5 3.4 3.3 5.3
11.2 11.2 11.3 11.3 11.3 11.3 11.3 11.4 11.2 11.4 11.2 11.2 11.3
16.8 16.9 16.9 16.7 16.6 16.6 16.6 16.8 16.6 16.9 16.8 16.9 16.8
17.7 17.5 17.7 17.7 17.1 17.4 17.4 17.2 16.9 17.1 17.3 17. 17.4

Tomatoes, canned. ...d o ....
12. 12.5 12.5 12.3 12.7 12.7 12.6 12.2 12.2 12.2 12.2 12.4 12.4
7.5 7.2 7.2 7.2 7.2 7.2 7.2 7.1 7.1 7.1 7.0 7.2
Sugar, granulated. Pound. . 5.
7.
Tea...................... . - d o ...
52.5 70.4 70.1 71.3 71.2 71.2 71.2 71.2 71.2 71.3 71.2 71.5 71.2 71.1
d o...
C offee............... .
31.3 52.7 52.2 51.6 51.3 50.2 50.1 49.1 49.1 49.4 49.4 49.5 49.7 50.4
Prunes_______
Raisins...........
Bananas_____
Oranges______
115-16 ounces.




...d o ___
.—do___
Dozen—
..-do___

16.6
14.6
33.0
51.1

16.9
14.7
33.0
50.8

16.7
14.5
32.9
53.3

16.8
14.4
33.6
54.3

16.0
14.6
33.6
53.9

16.2
14.7
33.2
56.7

16.0
14.7
33.2
55.5

16.1
14.7
32.9
59.5

15.6
14.6
32.9
60.5

14.4
14.5
33.3
62.3

15.0
14.4
33.0
56.8

14.9
13.9
33.3
58.1

15.9
14.5
33.2
56.1

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Sirloin steak_____
Round steak........
Rib roast.............
Chuck roast--------

Pound._
...d o ___
...d o ___
...d o ___

a s.
?4 8
20.9
21.8
16.7

a s. a s.
55.2 55 7
46.2 46.8
39.2 39.4
31.2 30.7

O s.
55.1
46.8
38.8
30.2

O s.
54.8
46.6
38.6
30.1

a s. a s.
55.9 58.9:
47.8 49.3
39.9 40.3
31.4 33.0

a s.
63.5
52.0
43.2
34.5

a s.
63.9
53.9
44.3
34.9

O s.
66.0
55.5
46.5
38.3

a s.
64.4
54.1
46.1
38.1

O s. \Os.
63.5 62.5
52.5 52.1
44.8 44.5
36.2 36.2

a s.
60.0
50.3
42.1
33.7

Plate beef__.........
Pork chops...........
Bacon, sliced____
Ham, sliced..........

...d o ___
...d o ___
...d o ___
— do___

11.5
20.7
26.4
29.0

15.3
34.5
46.5
54.5

15.5
32.1
45.6
55.5

15.4
29.5
44.2
54.3

15.4
31.7
43.1
53.7

15.8
37.7
44.6
55.0

16.1
38.5
45.6
55.4

16.2
40.2
47.4
57.1

18.1
42.7
48.5
60.8

19.6
49.5
48.2
61.3

20.6
40.2
48.1
60.5

20.6
38.3
48.6
59.3

17.4
37.4
46.5
57.1

Lamb, leg of------Hens...... ..............
Salmon, canned,
red
Milk, fresh______

— do___
—_do___
— do___

19.8 42.3 42.7 43.8 44.4 47.0 50.0 49.5 48.5 47.7 44.0 43.6 43.4 45.6
22.7 43.5 44.1 44.0 43.5 43.8 43.2 43.8 44.0 44.3 44.1 44.5 43.8 43.9
36.2 36.9 36.6 36.0 36.0 35.8 35.0 35.0 34.8 34.4 34.4 33.6 35.4

Quart__

8.7 13.0 13.0 13.0 13.0 13.0 13.0 13.0 13.0 13.0 13.0 13.0 13.0 13.0

19.8
33.6
47.3
58.2

_
Milk, evaporated. Can *_
11.9 11.9 11.9 11.8 11.9 11.8 11.8 11.9 12.0 12.0 11.9 11.9 11.9
Butter__________ Pound.- '37.1 57.6 56.8 57.3 56.9 56.6 56.1 56.1 57.3 59.0 59.5 59.5 59.9 57.7
27.8 27.8 27.8 27.0 26.8 27.3 27.3 25.8 26.0 26.0 26.0 27.3 26.9
O leom argarine . —do___
(all butter sub­
stitutes).
Cheese-............... — do___ 18.4 37.6 38.0 38.1
Lard__................. . —do___ 16.0 19.3 19.1 18.5
do._._
26.1 26.2 26.3
Vegetable la r d
substitute.
Eggs, strictly fresh Dozen. _ 34.9 64.0 53.0 42.6

37.5 37.9 38.4 38.8 39.2 39.2 39.2 38.8 39.3 38.5
18.5 18.8 18.9 19.0 19.9 19.8 20.3 20.1 19.7 19.3
26.1 25.6 26.2 26.3 26.0 26.0 25.6 26.0 25.8 26.0
38.1 39.8 41.1 44.2 50.6 57.8 62.5 68.5 70.4 52.7

Eggs, storage___ .
Bread___________
Flour....................
Corn meal............

__ do____ 44.0 42.5
48.3 47.0 52.0
Pound. . 5.6 10.6 10.6 10.6 10.6 10.6 10.8 10.7 10.7 10.1 10.0 10.0 9.9 "Io.'i
— do----- 3.5 5.8 5.8 5.8 5.7 6.0 6.0 5.9 5.8 5.7 5.6 5.5 5.4 5.8
— do___
7.5 7.7 7.5 7.5 7.6 7.6 7.7 7.7 7.7 7.5 7.6 7.6 7.6

Rolled oats...........
Corn flakes...........
Wheat cereal____
Macaroni..

— do___
9.8 9.8 9.8 9.8 9.8 9.9 9.9 9.9 9.8 9.8 9.8 9.8 9.8
8-oz. pkg. : : : : : 10.1 10.1 10.1 10.1 10.1 9.9 9.9 9.9 9.9 9.9 9.9 9.9 10.0
28-oz.pkg.
25.5 25.7 25.3 25.3 25.3 25.6 25.6 25.6 25.2 25.2 25.6 25.4 25.4
Pound..
23.1 23.1 22.6 22.6 22.8 22.9 22.5 22.8 22.9 22.5 22.5 22.3 22.7

Rice—...................
Beans, navy_____
Potatoes...............
Onions__________

— do___
. —do___
...d o ___
...d o ___

Cabbage..... .........
Beans, baked.......
Com, canned.......
Peas, canned____

— do___ ....... 3.5 4.3 5.9 7.2 9.1 5.7 4.8 3.8 4.3 4.5 4.3 4.5 5.2
No. 2 can
11.2 11.2 11.2 11.2 11.4 11.5 11.5 11.8 11.7 11.8 12.0 11.9 11.5
—_do___
16.9 16.9 17.1 16.7 16.9 17.5 17.3 17.3 17.2 17.2 17.3 16.8 17.1
— do___
17.3 17.4 17.3 17.0 17.5 17.6 17.8 17.8 18.0 17.3 17.8 17.9 17.6

Tomatoes, canned
Sugar, granulated
Tea__...................
Coffee__________

_—do___
12.4 12.2 12.2 11.9 12.1 12.1 12.1 12.0 12.0 12.3 12.7 12.7 12.2
Pound. . ” 5.7 7.0 7.1 7.0 7.1 7.1 7.2 7.1 7.1 7.0 6.8 6.8 6.8 7.0
...d o ----- 52.5 71.6 71.5 72.1 71.5 70.3 68.1 68.1 68.1 68.5 68.3 68.1 68.1 69.5
— do___ 31.3 49.9 50.0 50.4 50.4 50.5 50.4 51.2 50.7 50.5 50.9 51.2 50.7 50.6

Prunes. ...............
Raisins.................
Bananas________
Oranges. ..............

...d o ----- —
15.2 14.8
-..d o ___
13.8 13.7
Dozen. _
32.3 32.5
...d o ----- ....... 57.5 58.8

115-16 ounces.




8.5 10.4 10.6 10.4 10.4 10.6 10.2 10.3 10.4 10.3 10.4 10.4 10.2 10.4
10.6 10.8 11.2 11.2 11.6 11.7 12.1 11.9 11.7 12.1 12.1 12.3 11.6
3.0 3.0 3.4 3.6 3.5 3.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 1.9 1.8 1.8 2.6
4.8 5.2 6.2 8.1 8.3 6.7 6.9 5.8 6.0 6.1 5.9 6.5 6.4

”1.8

14.3
13.7
32.0
58.9

14.5
13.8
32.7
61.5

14.5
13.9
32.5
68.6

14.1
13.9
32.3
69.2

14.1
14.0
31.2
71.4

14.0
14.0
30.4
74.9

13.9
13.3
30.8
74.9

14.1
13.1
30.8
73.4

14.0
12.4
30.4
64.9

14.3
11.9
30.4
59.9

14.3
13.5
31.5
66.2

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P R IC E S , 1 8 9 0 T O

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T able 13.—AVERAG E R E TA IL PRICES OF SPECIFIED FOOD ARTICLES IN EACH
SEATTLE, WASH.
1927
Article

Unit

Sirloin steak....... . Pound,
Round steak------ —do—
Rib roast............ . —do__
Chuck roast....... . —do___

Cts.
23.4
20.8
19.3
15.8

Cts.
32.9
29.3
27.3
20.0

Cts.
33.5
29.5
28.0
20.1

Cis.
33.5
29.4
27.8
20.0

Cts.
34.5
31.1
28.9
21.1

Cts.
35.7
32.9
28.7
21.7

Cts.
35.0
31.2
28.1
20.6

Cts.
34.7
30.8
28.0
20.3

Cts.
34.7
30.6
27.7
20.5

Cts.
34.8
30.7
28.2
20.4

—do___
—do___
—do_.
—do-----

12.4
24.0
31.7
30.2

15.3
40.1
57.3
61.7

15.6
40.8
57.7
62.7

15.4
39.5
57.5
62.5

16.3
39.7
57.7
61.8

16.8
38.7
58.2
62.3

15.9
36.8
57.7
60.0

15.4
38.3
57.5
61.1

15.1
38.6
57.0
60.0

15.4 15.5 16.5 16.7 15.8
40.5 40.2 38.3 37.8 39.1
57.3 57.7 56.4 55.4 57.3
58.1 58.2 60.6
59.5

Plate beef.......... .
Pork chops..........
Bacon, sliced----Ham, sliced_____

Cts.
34.8
30.6
28.0
20.6

Cis.
35.1
31.4
28.7
21.8

Cts.
35.7
32.3
29.4
22.9

a s:
34.6
30.8
28.2
20.8

Lamb, leg of......... — do----Hens......... _........ — do----Salmon, canned, — do-----

19.1 36.9 37.2 37.0 37.3 38.0 37.4 36.6 36. 35.8 35.7 35.0 35.3 36.6
24.1 36.8 36.2 35.5 35.4 35.4 33.6 31.9 33.2 31.1 31.1 32.2 32.9 33.8
34.4 34.6 35.0 35.2 34.9 34.4 34.6 35.8 35.8 35.2 34.8 35.3 35.0

Quart—.

9.0 12.0 12.0 12.0 12.0 12.0 12.0 12.0 12.0 12.0 12.0 12.0 12.0 12.0

Milk, fresh-------

Milk, evaporated. Can 1-~
10.6 10.7 10.6 10.6 10.7 10.7 10.7 10.6 10.6 10.6 10.5 10.5 10.6
Butter--------------- P ound., 40.0 56.6 56.0 56.7 53.0 51.2 50.9 51.0 52.6 53.5 54. 55.0 57.7 54.1
O leom argarine — d o - - .
28.3 28.1 28.3 28.2 28.2
28.2 27.2 26.7 26.4 26.1 26.0 27.5
(all butter sub­
stitutes).
do— . 21.9 35.5 35.1 34.9
Cheese_________
Lard----------------- ...d o ___ 17.5 21.6 21.5 21.1
Vegetable
lard ...d o ___
27.7 28.0 27.2
substitute.
Eggs, strictly fresh Dozen__. 37.6 44.1 37.5 34.2
Eggs, storage-----Bread...... ........
Flour________
Cora meal.......... -

...d o ----Pound..
— do___
...d o ___

Rolled oats_.........
Corn flakes___
Wheat cereal........
Macaroni____

— do— .
8-oz, pkg.
28-oz. pkg
Pound.

Rice....................
Beans, navy.......
Potatoes.............
Onions................

-do—
..do—
,_do-----do_

Cabbage_____
Beans, baked.......
Corn, canned.......
Peas, canned........

— do_
No. 2 can
___do___
— do—

Tomatoes,canned. No. 2M
can.
Sugar, granulated Pound..
Tea...... .............. . - —do___
Coffee................. . — do___
Prunes.................
Raisins.................
Bananas............. .
Oranges.............. .
115-16 ounces.




— do___
...d o ___
— do----Dozen__

32.5
5.6 9.8
2.9 5.0
3.1 5.5

9.8
5.0
5.3

9.7
4.8
5.3

34.7 34.8 34.9 34.7 35.1 35.2 35.2 35.3 35.4 35.1
20.7 21.0 20.6 20.3 20.7 20.8 21.2 21.0 20.9 21.0
27.2 26.9 27.6 27.3 27.3 27.4 27.1 27.2 26.9 27.3
32.3 32.3 31.7 32.0 37.9 46.4 54.7 54.5 47.6 40.4
9.7
4.9
5.7

9.7
5.1
5.5

9.7
5.2
5.8

9.7
5.2
5.9

9.7
5.0
5.6

9.7
4.8
5.7

45.0 44.0 41.5
9.7 9.8 9.7
4.7 4.7 4.6
5.7 5.7 5.5

9.7
4.9
5.6

9.1 9.
9.2 9.3 8.9 9.0 8.7 8.6 8.5 8.5 8.6 8.6 8.8
11.5 11.5 11.5 10.5 10.5 10.4 10.3 10.4 10.2 10.1 10.1 10.2 10.6
27.6 27.6 27.4 27.4 27.6 27.2 27.7 27.5 27.5 27. 27.5 27.1 27.5
18.7 18.2 18.1 18.1 18.2 18.2 18.2 18.1 18.1 18.2 18.1 18.2 18.2
7.7 12.1 12.0 12.0 12.1 12.0 12.0 12.0 12.0 12.4 11.8 11.0 11.1 11.9
9.9 10.0 9.8 9.8 9.8 10.7 11.0 11.1 11.5 11.0 10.4 10.2 10.4
3.1 3.0 3.0 3.1 3.9 5.2 4.8 3.1 2.4 2.0 1.9 1.9 3.1
4.4 5.3 5.7 7.0 10.2 8.8 6.9 5.0 4.0 3.5 3.2 3.5 5.6

’ I._2

4.7 5.2 5.4 6.6
12.6 12.4 12.4 12.1
18.0 17.6 17.6 17.0
19.7 19.0 19.0 19.2

10.5
12.1
16.9
19.2

10.0 6.1 4.9 4.4
3.2 3.7 5.7
12.0 11.9 11.9 11.6 11.8 11.6 11.8 12.0
16.9 17.3 17.1 17.3 17.4 17.3 17.4 17.3
18.4 18.5 18.3 18.4 18.5 18.0 18.4 18.7

17.0 17.7 17.8 17.2 16.7 17.2 16.9 16.7 16.4 16.7 16.5 16.1 16.9
6.1 7.6 7.5 6.8 7.2 7.2 7.4 7.4 7.3 7.2 7.2 7.1 7.1 7.3
50.0 78.1 75.4 76.5 76.3 76.5 76.5 75.7 75.9 75.7 76.0 75.2 76.0 76.2
28.0 51.8 50.6 50.7 49.6 49.5 49.1 49.1 49.0 49.2 49.2 49.5 49.9 49.8
14.2
13.8
13.7
47.5

14.2
13.8
13.
47.6

14.0
14.0
13.3
47.8

13.7
13.8
11.2
47.7

13.8
13.9
12.0
47.9

13.7
14.1
12.2
45.2

14.0
14.0
12.2
45.7

13.3
14.0
12.5
50.0

13.2
13.9
12.4
52.6

12.7
13.6
12.9
52.4

12.0
13.3
12.9
56.0

12.0
13.2
13.0
52.5

13.4
13.8
12.7
49.4

151

DETAILED TABLES
OF 51 CITIES, 1913, 1927, AN D 1928, AN D EACH M ON TH OF 1927 AND 1928-Continued
SEATTLE, WASH.

Article

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Unit

Sirloin steak.......
Round steak____
Rib roast............
Chuck roast____

Cts.
23.4
20.8
19.3
15.8

Cts.
38. (
35.7
31.
25.7

Cts.
39.3
35.9
31.7
25.4

Cts.
38.4
35.0
31.1
25.1

Cts.
40.4
35.0
31.4
25.1

Cts.
39.1
35.5
32.1
24.6

Cis.
39. \
35.3
31.5
24.2

Cts,
40.5
36.5
32.2
24.9

Cts.
40.9
37.0
32.7
25.3

Cts.
42.2
38.0
34.6
26.7

Cts.
42.1
38.0
34.1
27.3

Cts.
41.5
37. 5
34.1}
26.9!

Cts.
41.8
37.9;
33.8
27.1

Cts.
40.3
36.4
32.6
25.7

Plate beef______
Pork chops_____
Bacon, sliced___
Ham, sliced........

12.4
24.0
31.7
30.2

19.7
38.4
56.2
59.6

19.4
35.2
54.4
57.7

19.1
33.7
53.0
55.9

19.3
34.2
53.4
56.7

19.1
36.2
52.8
57.5

18.8
37.0
52.9
58.0

19.2
39.4
54.3
60.0

19.5
44.5
56.0
61.1

20.0
46.5
56.7
61.5

21.0
39.4
56.2
60.9

20.9*
37.4;
56.2
60.7j

21.5
35.1
54.8'
60.0

19.8
38.1
54.7
59.1

Lamb, leg of____
19.1 36.7 36.6 36.8
Hens------ ---------24.1 32.9 32.2 33.5
Salmon, canned,
35.5 35.8 36.6
red.
Milk, fresh______ Quart-__ 9.0 12.0 12.0 12.0
Milk, evaporated. Can i__
Butter_________ Pound.
O leom argarine — do___
(all butter sub­
stitutes).

12.0 12.0 12.0 12.0 12.0 12.0 12.0 12.0 12.0 12.0

10.5 10.4 10.3 10.3 10.1 10.1 10.2 10.2 10.2 10.2 10.3' 10.3 10.3
40.0 56.8 55.9 55.6 51.5 51.0 51.1 53.8 55.9 58.4 58.9 58.7: 56.4 55.3
25.7
25.1 25.1 25.3 25.0 25.1 25.0 25.1 25.6 25.1 25.4 25.2

Cheese................
.d o.... 21.9 36.7 36.3 36.2
Lard................... — d o „ .. 17.5 21.2 21.4 20.5
V e g e ta b le lard
d o ....
27.2 27.2 27.3
substitute.
Eggs, strictly fresh Dozen— 37.6 42.9 36.4 34.6
Eggs, storage. Bread________
Flour........ ...........
Corn meal.......

39.1 40.9 39.5 39.2 38.3 37.8 37.4 37.4! 37.2 38.1
33.3 35.0 34.9 34.3 35.1 35.4 34.5 35.9 36.1 34.4
36.8 36.8 37.3 36.5 35.5 34.5 33.9 33.7, 33.2 35.5

37.5
5.6
2.9
3.1

9.7
4.8
5.5

9.7
4.8
5.5

9.7
4.9
5.5

36.2 36.1 35.2 35.3 35.2 35.5 35.4 35.7 35.5 35.8
20.0 19.9 20.0 20.4 20.5 20.4 20.4 20.3 19.9 20.4
27.3 26.9 27.6 27.6 27.3 27.5 26.8 27.1 26.9 27.2
34.1 34.0 34.4 37.5 42.2 51.5 52.9 53.9 47.7 41.8
9.6
5.0
5.9

9.6
5.2
5.8

5.1
5.6

9.6
5.0
5.6

9.6
4.7
5.7

9.6
4.7
5.8

44.6 43.3 41.0
9.6 9.6 9.6
4.7 4.7 4.7
5.7 5.9 5.8

4.9
5.7

8.6 8.6 8.4 8.5 8.7 8.7 8.5 8.9 8.8 8.7 8.7 8.7 8.7
10.0 10.0 9.8 9.6 9.6 9.6 9.7 9.7 9.8 9.6 9.7 9.8 9.7
26.6 26.8 26.4 26.7 26.8 26.7 26.6 26. 26.6 26.7 26.7 26.6 26.7
18.1 17.9 17.9 17.7 17.6 17.7 17.9 17.9 18.1 17.7 17.9 17.8 17.9

Rolled oats...........
Corn flakes..........
Wheat cereal—
Macaroni..........

7.7 10.9 10.9 10.6 10.4 10.1 10.3 10.7 10.5 10.4 10.5 10.6 10.3 10.5
10.4 11.3 11.1 12.3 12.4 12.7 12.9 13.3 13.1 12.7 12.5 12.6 12.3
2.2 1.8 1.7 1.8 2.0
1.9 1.8 2.2 2.3 2.1 2.5 2.0 1.
4.3 4.8 5.1 5.8 7.1 5.7 4.4 4.1 3.9 4.8 5.5 5.9 5.1

Rice________
Beans, navy..
Potatoes____
Onions..........

T§
— do___
No. 2 can
— do___
...d o ___

4.6 4.9 5.3 6.5 8.3 5.8 4.4 3.9 3.8 3.7 3.6 5.2 5.0
11.6 11.4 11.5 11.6 11.5 11.7 11.5 11.3 11.2 11.3 11.4 11.0 11.4
18.0 17.7 18.0 18.2 18.1 18.2 18.4 18.1 18.0 18.1 18.2 18.0 18.1
19.3 18.7 19.2 19.0 18.9 19.1 19.4 18.6 18.5 18.5 18.3 18.1 18.8

Tomatoes, canned. No. 2}
'72
can.
Sugar, granulated. Pound
Tea....................... — d o „ .
Coffee......... ........ . —do__

6.1 7.0 7.0 7.0 7.1 7.1 7.1 7.1 6.9
6.7 6.6 6.6
50.0 76.4 76.7 76.4 76.2 76.1 75.7 76.0 77.6 78.6 77.6 78.0 77.1 76.9
28.0 50.2 50.5 51.0 51.3 51.0 51.2 51.4 52.0 52.5 52.6 52.3 52.1 51.5

Cabbage..........
Beans, baked—
Corn, canned—
Peas, canned..

Prunes.............
Raisins............
Bananas..........
Oranges..........

-d o ...
—do...
.do..
Dozen__

115-16 ounces.




15.8 16.0 16.0 15.7 15.8 15.8 16.1 16.0 16.2 15.9 15.8 15.9 15.9

11.7 12.0
13.2 13.0
12.6 12.9
49.0 48.4
l

12.0 12.0 12.2 12.2
13.0 13.1 13.2 13.1
11.7 9.5 9.2 9.6
51.7 53.6 57.0 57.8

12.3
13.1
10.1
57.6

12.5
12.8
10.2
58.1

12.5
12.8
10.4
58.6

12.6
11.7
10.7
59.1

12.8
11.2
11.0
58.8

13.1
10.8
10.9
44.

12.3
12.6
10.7
54.5

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P R IC E S , 1 8 90 T O

1928

T able 13.—A VERAG E R E TA IL PRICES OF SPECIFIED FOOD ARTICLES IN EACH
SPRINGFIELD, ILL.
1927
Article

©S3
bD
Jr
-4

Unit

Sirloin steak—
Round steak..
Rib roast____
Chuck roast—

Pound.
_.do___
—do___
—do___

Cts.
35.8
35.4
23.8
21.4

Cts.
35.8
35.4
23.8
21.2

Cts.
36. S
35.8
23.6
21.6

Cts.
36.3
35.8
24.8
22.0

Cts.
37.5
36.7
25.4
22.5

Cts.
37.5
i. 7
24.6
22.1

Cts.
37.9
36.9
24.4
22.8

Cts.
37.1
36.1
24.4
22.6

Cts.
37.1
36.5
24.4
22.5

Cts.
36.7
36.1
24.6
22.9

Cts.
36.3
35.7
24.8
22.5

Cts.
36.8
35.
25.2
23.1

Cts.
36.8
36.1
24.5
22.3

Plate beef___
Pork chops—
Bacon, sliced _
Ham, sliced.-

-d o —
„ d o ___
„ do—
—
do___

15.0
33.3
48.5
53.8

14.7
31.4
48.8
54.2

14.4
32.7
47.9
53.8

15.0
32.9
48.3
53.8

14.5
31.4
47.1
53.3

14.0
30.4
46.3
53.3

13.8
30.0
45.8
50.8

14.2
31.4
46.3
50.4

14.5
35.0
45.8
49.6

15.2
37.1
45.8
49.6

15.1
31.8
45.8
48.8

15.6
27.5
44.5
46.8

14.7
32.1
46.7
51.5

do___
Lamb, leg of—
Hens.................... — do___
do___
Salmon, canned,
red.
Milk, fresh......... Quart...

38.3 40.0 40.6 41.1 42.8 43. 41.7 41.3 38.8 40.6 38.3 37.5 40.4
36.8 35.7 36.2 36.4 36.1 34.2 32.5 33.0 33.0 32.5 32.0 33. 34.3
36.6 37.0 35.8 36.4 35.
34.8 34.8 34.4 36.2 36.6 36.0 35.7 35.8

Milk, evaporated. Canl . .
Butter.................. PoundO leom argarine ..d o— .
(all butter sub­
stitutes).

11.8 11.7 11.7 11.6 11.8 11.8 11.8 11.7 11.6 11.7 11.8 11. 11.7
57.9 58.5 59.4 57.8 52.1 50.7 49.0 49.6 51.8 54.1 54.8 58.7 54.5
29.3 28.7 28.7 28.7 28.2 28.2 28.0 27.9 28.1 28.7 28.2 28.2 28.4

Cheese................. — do......
Lard................... . ...do___
Vegetable lard ...do......
substitute.
Eggs, strictly fresh Dozen__

36.6 37.4 36.2 38.1 39.4 39.3 37.7
38.5 38.5 38.2 36.8 36.8
19.5 19.6 19.1 19.1 18.8 18.3 18.1 18.0 18.6 18.8 18.6 18.5 18.8
28.0 28.0 28.1 27.5 27.9 27.5 27.3 27.5 27.5 27.5 27.3 27.7 27.7

Eggs, storage------ ...d o ......
Bread..............
Pound..
F lou r...... ......... .
. —do......
Corn meal.......
.do......

40.7
38.8 42.1 41.4
10.1 10.1 10.1 10.1 10.4 10.4 10.3 10.3 10.3 10.3 10.3 10.3 10.3
5.5 5.5 5.4 5.3 5.6
5.7 5.7 5.7 5.6 5.5 5.6 5.7 5.
4.9 4.9 4.9 4.6 4.7 4.8 4.8 4.9 4.9 4.9 4.9 4.8 4.8

Rolled oats —
Corn flakes__
Wheat cereal .
Macaroni.......

10.1
11.6
27.1
19.0

.—
do___
8-oz. pkg.
28-oz. pkg
Pound..

14.4 14.1 14.4 14.4 12.5 12.5 14.3 14.4 14.4 14.4 14.4 14.4 14.1

55.2 44.5 29.1 28.6 28.8

10.2
11.6
27.1
19.0

10.2
11.2
26.5
19.0

10.1
10.8
26.9
19.0

10.0
10.3
26.9
19.0

!6.3 30.5 33.2 39.8 47.7 58.2 59.1 40.1

10.4 9.9 10.1 10.1 10.3
11.0 10.2 10.2 10.3 10.2
27.5 27.3 27.3 27.5 27.5
18.9 18.9 18.9 19.3 19.0

10.2
10.2
27.5
18.9

10.1
10.2
27.6
18.6

10.1
10.7
27.2
19.0

Rice.................... — do_.
Beans, navy....... _ ..d o „
Potatoes............. — do­
do..
Onions................

10.9 10.9 10.9 10.7 10. 10.9 10.9 10.9 10.9 11.1 10.9 11.0 10.9
9.0 9.1 9.1 9.1 8.7 8.8 9.1 9.1 9.5 9.6 9.5 9.3 9.2
3.5 4.9 6.2 4.8 3.6 3.0 2.8 2.6 2.6 3.8
4.1 3.9 3.
5.4 6.0 6.1 9.0 10.4 10.0 9.3 6.7 5.8 4.8 4.2 4.4 6.8

Cabbage...............
Beans, baked.......
Corn, canned.......
Peas, canned..

4.7 4.8 5.0 6.2 9.5 11.5 5.5 3.4 3.9 3.8 3,1 3.6 5.4
10.8 11.0 10.6 10.8 10.6 10.7 10.3 10.3 10.4 10.4 10.3 10.2 10.5
15.0 15.0 15.0 15.3 14.9 14.7 14.5 14.5 14.5 14.6 15.0 15.1 14.8
16.8 16.2 16.2 16.2 16.2 15.4 15.6 15.9 16.1 15.9 16.3 16.1 16.1

...d o ____
No. 2 can
— do____
— do_.

Tomatoes, canned . . . do—
Sugar, granulated. PoundTea....................... — do___
Coffee...................
do___

14.0 13.9 13.9 13.9 14.0 13.8 13.6 13.6 13.6 13. 13.6 14.0 13.8
8.0 7.9 7.9 7.9 8.0 7.8 7.8 7.7 7.9
8.2 8.1 8.0 7.
83.2 82.7 81.9 83.5 82.7 84.5 84.6 83.8 84.6 84.6 84.6 84.2 83.7
52.3 51.7 52.4 51.4 50.6 49.8 49.3 49.7 49.7 49.9 50.8 49.7 51.4

Prunes.........
Raisins.........
Bananas.......
Oranges.......

15.2 15.5 15.4 15.1 15.5 15.4 15.9
15.3 14.9 15.4 15.5 15.8 15.4 15.8
9.8 9.9 9.6 9.5 9.2 9.5 9.5
49.5 52.2 50.8 52.6 52.1 44.9 45.2

115-16 ounces.




- d o __
— do— .
— d o_„.
Dozen.

16.0 16.0 15.0 14.3 14.3 15.3
15.3 15.4 15.0 14.4 14.1 15.2
10.0 9.3 10.4 10.3 10.1 9,8
49.0 52.3
52.1 58.5 51.8

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DETAILED TABLES
OF 51 CITIES, 1913, 1927, AN D 1928, AN D EACH M ONTH OF 1927 A N D 1928—Continued
SPRINGFIELD, ILL.
1928
Article

Unit

Sirloin steak____ Pound.
_
Round steak____ ___do_
do_
_
Rib roast............ .
_
Chuck roast____ — do_

a s,
37.5
36.7
25.0
23.3

O s.
38.1
37.5
25.3
23.6

a s.
38.9
38.5
25.6
24.0

a s.
40.3
39.8
26.5
24.7

OS.
43.5
42.1
29.3
27.2

a s.
44.8
44.5
30.6
28.4

a s.
47.1
46.6
31.6
30.7

a s.
46.5
46.5
32.7
30.6

a s.
47.5
47.1
33.6
31.5

a s.
43.9
43.9
32.8
29.7

a s.
43.9
42.5
31.5
29.1

a s.
40.9
40.0
30.9
27.4

a s.
42.7
42.1
29.6
27.5

_
Plate beef______ — do_
_
Pork chops......... . „ do_
_
Bacon, sliced____ ___do_
_
Ham, sliced_____ — do_

16.4
25.7
43.8
48.8

16.7
26.0
43.2
47.1

16.7
25.2
43.
45.9

17.1
27.0
42.7
46.4

19.3
33.3
44.1
48.2

19.0
31.8
43.6
48.2

19.5
33.1
44.1
51.4

20.0
34.8
44.8
52.9

22.1
41.2
45.7
53.6

21.8
33.1
45.3
52.3

21.6
31.6
43.
50.9

20.4
25.5
41.4
48.6

19.2
30.8
43.8
49.5

_
Lamb, leg of____ ___do_
_
Hens................... . _—do_
_
Salmon, canned, ___do_
red.
Milk, fresh_____ Quart—

36.7
39.0 37.9 40.9
39.1 41.6 46.1 45.8 43.6 42.0 42.8
34.5 34.4 33.7 34.3 34.4 34.1 34.1 33.9 35. 33.7 33.0 34.7 34.2
35.4 36.4 37.1 37.2 37.2 37.6 37.4 37.8 36.2 34.3 34.3 33.8 36.2

Milk, evaporated. Can
Butter..... ............ Pound.
_
Oleom argarine __do_
(all butter sub­
stitutes).

12.0 12.0 11.9 11.7 11.7 11.7 11.8 11.8 11.8 12.0 11.
57.0 54.4 55. 55.1 53.6 51.9 53.0 53.7 55.2 54.5 56.
23.5 28.3 28.2 28.1 28.4 28.5 28.3 28.4 28.1 28.2

.—do_
_
_
Lard..................... —do_
_
V e g e ta b le lard —do_
substitute.
Eggs, strictly fresh Dozen _

38.9 38.9 38.5
37.1 37.8
38.5 38.5 37.4 37.2 36.8 38.1
13.2 17.5 17.3 17. 17.9 18.0 18.1 18.5 19.2 19.3 19.3 18.4 18.3
27.5 27.5 27.8 27.5 27.6 27.6 27.8 27.5 27.7 27.8 27.8 27.8 27.7

Eggs, storage____
Bread...... ........
Flour..... .........
Corn meal____

.—do_
_
Pound.
—do_
_
„d o —

43.7 32.5
43.7 42.8
10.3 10.3 10.2 10.2 10.2 10.2 10.2 10.2 10.2 10. 10.0 10.1 10.2
5.2 5.2 5.2 5.2 5.5 5.4 5.5 5.2 5.1 4.8 4.8 4.7 5.2
4.8 4.6 4.6 4.8 4.6 4.5 4.7 4.7 4.7 4.7 4.8 4.8 4.7

Rolled oats...
Corn flakes___
Wheat cereal.
Macaroni____

— do___
8-oz. pkg
28-oz. pkg
Pound—

9.8
9.7 9.7 9.7 9.7 9.7 9.9 9.9 9.9 10.0 10.0
10.1 10.1 10.1 10.0 10.0 10.3 10.0 10.0 10.0 9.9 9.8 9.7 10.0
27. 27.7 27.9 27.9 27. 28.1 28.1 28.1 28.1 28.1 28.8 28.8 28.1
19.2 19.0 18.8 18.8 19.0 19.2 19.4 19.4 19.1 19.0 19.0 19.0 19.1

R ic e „ ............
Beans, navy__.
Potatoes.........
Onions,......... .

„ _ d o ___
— do___
— do___
do___

10. 10. 10.1 10.5 10.4 10.2 10.3 10. 10.4 10.1 10.2 10.2 10.3
9.4 11.0 11.7 13.5 13.7 13.7 13.7 14.0 13.8 13.2 13.0 12.9 12.8
2.6 2.6 3.2 3.4 2.7 2.7 2.3 2.0 1
.
1.7 1.6 1.8 2.4
4.8 5.0 6.3 7.6 8.1 7.7 7.1
7.6 6.6
5.3 5.8

14.4 14.4 14.4 14.4 14.4 14.4 14.4 14.4 14.4 14.4 14.4 14.4 14.4

55.9 38.9 33.8 31.7 34.6 33.3 36.0 37.5 41.5 44.3

12.0 11.9
58. 55.0
27.8 28.3

54.5 41.0

Cabbage............... „_ d o ._
Beans, baked___ No. 2 can
Corn, canned....... ...d o ___
Peas, canned.......
do___

3.5 3.6 5.1 7.2 9.6 6.5
3.4 3.4 3.1 3.5 4.5 4.8
10.3 10.3 10.1 10.7 10.6 10.3 10.7 10.6 10.7 11.1 11.1 11.2 10.6
15.0 15.5 15.2 15.2 15.4 15.0 14.8 15.0 15.0 15.0 15.0 14.9 15.1
16.1 16. 16.3 16.4 16.3 15.7 15.9 15.9 16.1 15.8 15.9 15.7 16.0

Tomatoes, canned. — d o ...
Sugar, granulated. Pound.
Tea__________
_
_„d o_
do_
_
Coffee............. .

13.7 13.7 13.7 13.5 13.6 13.3 13.4 13.4 13.6 14.0 14.0 14.0 13.7
7.7 7.
7.6 7.6 7.8 7.9 7.9 7.7 7.6 7.5 7.4 7.3 7.6
82.7 82.7 84.6 83.1 83.8 85.0 84.6 84.6 83.8 83.5 83.5 83.1 83.8
51.4 51. 51.5 52.2 52.2 52.2 52.4 52.7 52.4 51.4 51.7 51.6 51.9

Prunes______
Raisins. .........
Bananas_____
Oranges.........

13.9 14.1 14.0 14.3 13.9 14.4 14.4 14.1 15.2 14.2 14.2 14.2 14.2
14.2, 14.1 14.3 14.3 13.8 14.3 14.3 14.3 14.3 12.8 12.3 11.6 13.7
q qI i
9.4 8.9
9.4 8.5 8.3 7.7 8.4 7.9 9.1 9.7 9.
53.’ 5 53.9 52. 55.9 69.2 68.6 69.3 70.5 69.9 71.9 >6.4 53. 63.0

__do._.
..d o _
_
do.
Dozen.

115-16 ounces.




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T able 13.—A VERAG E R E TA IL PRICES OP SPECIFIED FOOD ARTIC LE S IN EACH
WASHINGTON, D. C.
1927
Article

Sirloin steak........ Pound_
Round steak........ ..d o _
Rib roast............. ...d o ___
Chuck roast........ — do___
Plate beef............
Pork chops
—
Bacon, sliced-----Ham, sliced.........

Mh

Unit

..d o ___
..d o ___
..d o ..
..d o .......

2S
®£

Cts.
26.9
23.3
21.2
17.1

Cts.
46.6
39.2
34.4
24.6

Cts.
45.8
39.1
34.2
24.1

Cts.
46.4
39.0
34.0
24.8

Cts.
49.4
42.9
35.3
26.9

Cts.
50.1
43.1
34.8
26.4

Cts.
49.3
42.8
34.9
25.9

Cts.
48.7
42.7
34.4
25.6

Cts.
48.2
41.
35.2
26.2

Cts.
48.2
41.
34.4
26.5

Cts.
47.7
41.1
34.5
25.5

12.0
21.7
26.2
29.4

14.5
39.2
46.9
59.1

14.0
37.6
46.7
58.7

13.9 13.9 14.0 13.8 13.9
38.6
39.6 37. 37.4
47.4
46.6 45.8 43.9
58.1 58.3 58.2 57.6 57.1

13.9
42.2
43.8
57.2

14.2
44.2
43.8
57.2

14.0
43.8
44.6
57.1

14.8
37.2
44.2
56.8

15.0
32.2
43.0
56.5

14.2
39.1
45.3
57.7

Cts. Cts. Cts.
46.2 46.5 46.6
40.5 40.6
34.4 33.8 34.1
25.0 25.0 24.8

20.4 39.2 38.8 39.9 41.2
Lamb, leg of-....... „ d o „
22.1 40.4 39.8 41.5 41.5
Hens................... -_do—
Salmon, canned, „ d o 31.3 30.7 30.7 30.6
red.
Milk, fresh......... . Quart—- 8.6 15.0 15.0 15.0 15.0

45.7 44.4 42.1 40.7 38.5 39.0 38.8 38.5
41.3 39.7 38.6 37.1 38.3 39.0 37.9 38.2 39.4
31.3 31.4 31.2 33.1 33.3 34.0 34.4 34.0 32.2
15.0 15.0 15.0 15.0 15.0 15.0 15.0 15.0 15.0

Milk, evaporated. Can i___
12.0 11.9 12.1 12.0 12.0 11.9 12.0 12.1 12.0 11.9 12.1 12.1 12.0
Batter..... ............. Pound
40.5 62.4 62.4 62.5 61.5 56.6 54.4 53.8 53.7 57.2 58.6 59.4 61.7 58.7
Oleomargar i n e —do.......
30.5 30.5 30.6 30.2 28.7 28.9 28.5 28.9 27.9 28.5 28.4 28.5 29.2
(all butter sub­
stitutes).
Cheese..................
Lard.....................
V eg eta ble lard
substitute.
Eggs,strictly fresh

23.4 40.8 41.3 40.1 40.3 40.2 39.9 39.1 39.1 39.9 41.5 41.1 41.4 40.4
-d o „ d o ....... 14.9 18.7 17.8 17.4 17.5 17.4 17.5 17.5 17.8 18.6 18.8 18.1 17.8 17.9
24.5 24.5 24.7 24.2 23.8 24.3 24.5
24.6 24.9 25.1 24.7 24.5
..d o _
_
Dozen _

d o....
_js, storage. —
Bread................
Pound-.
Flour_________
--do___
Com meal............ ...do___

31.0 61.4 43.4 35.3 34.9
45.0 30.0
5.6 9.0 9.0
6.0 5.9
5.1 5.1

9.1
5.8
5.2

9.1
5.7
5 .1

35.2 38.5 42.2 56.4
9.1
5.6
5.2

9.0
5.7
5.2

9.0
5.8
5.2

9.1
5.8
5.2

65.8 65.0 48.0

46.3 45.2 46.5
9.1 9.1 9.1 9.1
5.9 5.8 5.6 5.6

9.1
5.8

5 .2

5 .2

5 .1

5 .1

5 .5

9.2 9.1 9.2 9.2 9.3 9.4 9.3 9.3 9.3 9.4 9.2 9.4 9.3
10.7 10.7 10.5 9.8 9.7 9.6 9.5 9.5 9.5 9.5 9.4 9.5 9.8
24.6 24.6 24.6 24.4 24.4 24.5 24.4 24.4 24.3 24.5 24.5 24.3 24.5
23.2 23.2 23.2 22.8 22.6 22.5 22.1 22.6 22.5 22.9 22.4 22.5 22.7

Rolled oats.......... —do___
8-oz.pkg.
Com flakes___
28-oz.pkg
Wheat cereal. .
Macaroni.........
Pound. .

9.5 12.3 11.6 12.1 11.6 11.6 11.4 11.5 11.5 11.6 11.4 11.6 11. 11.6
8.8 8.8 8.8 8.6 8.5 8.7 8.8 9.0 8.8 9.0 8.9 9.
8.8
4.4 4.1 3.9 4.2 5.4 5.4 3.8 3.4 3.6 3.5 3.4 3.5 4.1
5.5 5.7 5.8 6.5 8.6 8.8 7.3 6.3 5.8 4.7 4.7 4.
6.2

Rice.................
Beans, navy.........
Potatoes-.........
Onions.................

— d o .-.
—_do......
„ d o ......
—.do......

Cabbage— ....... —
Beans, baked.......
Corn, canned___
Peas, canned___

...d o ......
No.2can.
...d o ___
...d o ......

Tomatoes, canned
Sugar, granulated
T e a ......................
Coffee...................

— do___
11.0 10.6 10.9 10.2 10.1 10.1 10.1 10.1 9.8 10.3 10.0 10. 10.3
Pound-. 5.1 7.2 7.1 7.2 6.9 7.1 7.1 7.1 6.8 6.9 6.9 6.8 6.
7.0
— do___ 57.5 90.6 91.9 93.5 92.5 93.2 91.7 91.4 91.2 91.2 90.7 89.1 90.4 91.5
...d o ___ 28.8 47.5 45.9 45.0 45.3 43.6 42.2 42.8 43.0 41.0 42.5 43.9 44.1 43.9

Prunes............
Raisins...........
Bananas—.......
Oranges...........

— d o „„.
— do— .
Dozen -.
— do___

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4.8 5.8 5.7 5.4 8.8 6.8 4.2 4.4 4.1 4.2 3.8 4.5 5.2
10.2 10.2 10.3 10.1 10.3 10.0 10.1 10.0 10.2 10.2 10.0 10.1 10.1
15.9 15.3 15.7 15.2 15.2 14.4 14.3 14.3 14.3 14.7 14.7 15.5 15.0
17.1 17.3 16.6 17.2 16.6 15.9 16.2 15.9 15.0 15.6 14.8 15.6 16.2

16.9
14.4
35.7
47.3

16.6
14.0
34.6
47.0

16.6
14.2
33.4
44.1

16.1
14.3
33.1
47.4

16.4
14.4
31.6
49.5

16.6
14.3
31.3
52.2

17.0
14.4
30.9
56.5

16.0
14.6
31.8
56.8

16.3
14.4
32.7
63.2

15.7
14.2
33.6
63.3

14.4
13.6
34.2
48.2

14.5
13.7
37.0
51.5

16.1
14.2
33.3
52.3

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DETAILED TABLES
OF 51 CITIES, 1913, 1927, AN D 1928, AN D EACH M ON TH OF 1927 A N D 1928—Continued

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41.1
34.5

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...d o ___
...d o ___
...d o ___

48.5
41.7
36.1
26.7

48.7
42.0
35.5
27.2

O s.
49.2
42.8
35.6
27.2

O s.
48.7
42.9
35.8
27.9

as. as.

Sirloin steak_____
Round steak........
Rib roast—...........
Chuck roast.........

51.9
44.6
37.1
29.6

56.7
49.3
39.4
32.3

Cts.
58.8
52.4
40.4
33.0

Cts.
58.9
52.8
41.3
34.7

Cts.
53.7
48.2
39.2
31.3

Cts.
53.0
46.6
38.1
30.4

Plate beef__.........
Pork chops...........
Bacon, sliced.......
Ham, sliced_____

___do----- 12.0 15.9 16.0
_._do___ 21.7 32.8 30.0
— do___ 26.2 42.1 41.6
— do----- 29.4 55.8 56.3

16.3
28.8
39.6
53.7

16.6
34.6
39.0
54.1

16.8
37.2
39.2
55.3

18.1
36.6
39.3
56.1

18.4
40.3
41.7
57.5

19.2
45.3
43.8
59.7

21.6 23.0 22.1 21.0
47.8 37.3 36.1 31.6
43.3 43.4 41.4 40.4
59.7 59.7 58.8 57.7

18.8
36.5
41.2
57.0

Lamb, leg of........
Hens.....................
Salmon, canned,
red.
Milk, fresh...........

. . . d o .—
...d o ___
— do___

20.4 38.9 39.8 39.7 44.4 46.6 45.3 44.4 41.8 42.0 40.1 39.4 38.9 41.8
22.1 40.1 39.6 40.4 40.3 40.3 40.4 40.7 40.8 41.5 41.9 41.7 41.6 40.8
34.0 34.5 35.1 34.7 34.5 35.0 34.5 34.2 32.9 30.9 31.1 30.1 33.5

Quart—

8.6 15.0 15.0 15.0 15.0 15.0 15.0 15.0 15.0 15.0 15.0 15.0 15.0 15.0

?f> 9 49 2
23.3 43.0
21.2 35.7
17.1 26.6

1? 0 12 0 11.9 11.9 11.9 11.9 11.8 12.0 11.9 11.9 11.9 11.8 11.9
_
Milk, evaporated. C an 1_
Butter........ ......... Pound.. 40.5 61.0 59.9 61.0 58.8 58.3 57.4 57.7 58.7 61.4 60.8 60.8 61.7 I 59.8
27.4 27.7 28.5 27.8 27.1 27.2 27.6 27.2 26.2 26.8 27.1 26.9 27.3
Oleom argarine ...d o ___
(all butter sub­
stitutes).
Cheese.................. — do___ 23.4 41.2 40.7 40.7 40.2
Lard.................... — do___ 14.9 17.0 16.6 16.6 16.5
23.7 23.5 24.8 24.7
Vegetable lard — do___
substitute.
Eggs, strictly fresh Dozen__ 31.0 59.5 47.5 37.8 37.3

40.4 39.9 39.9 40.2 40.4 40.8 40.8 41.1 40.5
17.5 17.6 18.0 18.3 19.7 19.4 18.1 17.0 17.7
24.7 24.7 24.7 24.7 25.2 25.1 24.3 24.2 24.5
39.8 41.1 43.7 47.6 54.6 62.1 64.1 63.4 49.9

50.0 49.8 46.6
Eggs, storage....... — do___ 48.3 45.7
Bread__________ Pound __ 5.6 9.0 ” 9.6 " 8 .9 "”8.9 ” 8.9 ~~8.*9 ~~8.9 ” §.9 ” 8.9 8.9 8.9 8.9 ” §.*9
Flour....................
d o .—
3.8 5.6 5.5 5.5 5.7 5.9 5.9 6.0 5.9 5.7 5.6 5.5 5.4 5.7
Corn meal....... —
do—
2.5 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.0 5.1 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.1 5.1 5.2 5.2
Rolled oats______
Corn flakes...........
Wheat cereal........
Marcaroni_______

— do—

8-oz. pkg.

----------

28-oz.pkg.
Pound..

9.3 9.3 9.2 9.2 9.2 9.1 9.1 9.1 9.1 9.1 9.1 9.1 9.2
9.6 9.7 9.5 9.4 9.4 9.4 9.4 9.4 9.4 9.4 9.4 9.3 9.4
25.0 24.9 24.9 25.0 24.7 24.8 24.8 24.9 24.8 24.8 25.0 24.9 24.9
22.7 23.1 23.4 22.6 22.9 22.6 22.6 22.4 22.2 22.9 22.0 22. Q 22.6

Rice__................... — do___
9.5 11.2 11.1 11.4 11.1 10.6 10.8 10.7 10.7 10.7 10.7 11.0 11.2 10.9
9.2 9.6 10.1 11.3 12.0 12.5 12.7 12.5 12.8 12.6 12.9 12.8 11.8
Beans, navy_____ — do—
Potatoes............... _._do___ ~ 1.8 3.5 3.7 4.0 4.1 4.2 3.4 2.3 2.4 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.4 3.1
Onions________ _ _ — do___
4.7 5.1 6.8 8.7 8.4 7.3 6.6 6.0 7.2 7.2 6.7 7.6 6.9
Cabbage..... .........
Beans, baked.......
Corn, canned____
Peas, canned........

5.3 5.3 5.9 7.2 7.9 5.1 4.3 4.4 4.8 4.8 4.8 5.5 5.4
10.2 10.4 10.5 10.4 10.5 10.3 10.5 10.4 10.4 10.7 10.8 10.8 10.5
16.1 15.8 15.8 15.3 15.4 15.1 15.1 15.3 15.4 15.3 15.2 15.6 15.5
15.1 15.3 15.4 15.4 15.4 15.4 15.2 15.2 15.2 15.0 15.0 14.9 15.2

— do—
No. 2 can
— do___
— do___

Tomatoes, canned ...d o ___
10.8 10.8 10.6 10.6 10.5 10.3 10.0 10.3 10.4 10.2 10.5 10.5 10.5
Sugar, granulated. Pound. . ~5.~I 6.7 6.8 6.7 6.9 6.9 7.1 7.0 6.9 6.8 6.6 6.4 6.2 6.8
Tea ........................... — do___ 57.5 95.9 95.7 95.5 95.0 95.0 94.3 96.3 96.3 96.3 95.8 95.2 95.2 95.5
Coffee.,................ — do___ 28.8 45.7 45.5 46.9 47.8 47.8 48.1 47.5 47.9 47.7 47.6 48.1 47.3 47.3
Prunes.................
Raisins.................
Bananas________
Oranges_________

— do—
— do___
Dozen__
— do___

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14.9
i3. 8
36.1
50.6

14.9
13.6
35.9
52.5

14.4
13.5
33.9
58.1

14.3
13.6
30.4
60.0

14.2
13.8
28.3
75.2

14.1
13.8
29.1
72.5

14.5
13.8
28.2
69.1

14.5
13.8
29.1
72.0

14.0
13.3
30.5
74.4

14.7
13.5
29.3
71.6

14.9
13.2
32.5
49.7

15.4
12.4
31.8
40.4

14.6
13.5
31.3
62.2

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RETAIL PRICES, 1890 TO 1928

T able 13.—RELA TIV E R E TA IL PRICES OF 23 FOOD ARTICLES IN EACH OF 39 CITIES,
1927 AND 1928, BY M ONTH
ATLANTA, GA.
[1913=100.0]

Sirloin steak ................
Round steak...........
Rib roast...... ..............
Chuck roast.................
Plate beef....................
Pork chops.............
Bacon, sliced...............
Ham, sliced.................
Lamb, leg o f . . ............
Hens............................
Milk, fresh..... .............
Butter.........................
Cheese_________ ____
Lard _ ____________
Eggs, strictly fresh___
Bread................. .........

Dec. 15

Nov. 15

Oct. 15

Sept. 15

Aug. 15

July 15

June 15

May 15

Apr. 15

Feb. 15

Unit

Jan. 15

Article

Mar. 15

1927

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Pound.. 170.4 170.0 170.0 170.8 174.6 175.8 176.7 179.6 182.9 185.8 181.3 181.3
— do___ 171.1:173.0 174.4 172.5 179.1-179.1179.1 184.4 190.0-191.0 185.8 182.5
...d o ___ 169.6'167.5170.2 166.5 169.1168.6 172.8 172.8 171.71174.3 171.7 172.8
...d o ....... 164.4;163.1165.1 163.8 165.11165.11165.1 167.8 169.11169.1173.2171.1
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...d o ___ 137.6139.6136.6 148.5 150.5150.5150.5 150.5 150.5 155.4 153.5 147.5
— do___ >156.3151.9151.5 153.2 153.2149.4 144.6 151.9 164.1168.4 156.7146.3
— do___ 147.0 146.7 145. 7 144.2 143.8139.7141.6 140.4 138.8 143.2 142.6 138.5
...d o ___ 196.3 195.0195.0 196.3 193.0190. 6jl86.9 189.3 186.9186.9185.9177.5
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...d o ___ 205. 5 201.0 204.0 197.5 200.5 202.0 203.5 200.5 200.0203.0200.0196.0
...d o ___ 183.2 183.7 187.1 181.2179.7168.8 166.8 164.4 170.8180.7 178. 7 182. 2
Quart. __ 186.3 176.5 176.5 176.5 176. 5 176.5 176.5 176.5 176.5 176.5 176.5176. 5
Pound. . 151.6 149.6 151.6 152.4,141.4137.1 135.6 132.6 134.3|140.1 142.1145.4
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...d o ___ 149.2147.6 146.0 146.0 145. 2 145. 2 144.8 144.8 147.2148.4 151.6152.8
— do___ 131.2124.0 121.4 118.8118. 2118.8 122.1 123.4 127.9 133.1 126.0 124.7
Dozen__ 178.8 127.4 113.4 112.0110.3'113.4 125.7 139.0 162.3 186.0 195.2 203.8
Pound.. 183. Ijl83.1 183.1 183. ljl83.1183.1 183.1 183.1 183.1 183.1 183.1 183.1
...d o ___
...d o ___
_._do___
...d o ___

183.3 180.6 180.6 180.6*175.0180.6 180.6 180.6 180.6 180.6 177.8 177.8
156.0 152.0 148.0 140.0144.0,148.0156.0 156.0 164.0 164.0 164.0 164.0
122.1122.1 114.0 119.8117.4|l22.1|122.1 119.8 114.0 116.3 115.1 108.1
•218.2 218.2 213.6 231.8,250.0 390.9 245.5 200.0 190.9 186.4 186.4 181.8
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Sugar, granulated------ ...d o ___ 140.4138.6 136.8 135.1133.3135.1136.8 133.3 135.1 135.1 135.1 131.6
176.5 176. 5 176. 5 176.5 176.0 173. 5 173.0:173.0 171.0 172.2 171.8 172.2
Tea......... —------ -------- — do___ S
Coffee.......................... ...d o ___ 160.9160.9 160.3,156.9jl55.6153.8 155.0|l55.0 151. 6 150.6 150.6 151.9
Flour____ ______ ____
Corn meal...... ........... .
Rice................ ............
Potatoes....... ..............

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176.7
180.1
170.7
167.1
147.5
154.1
142.6
189.9
201.0
177.2
177.5
142.9
147.6
124.0
147.3
183.1
180.6
156.0
117.4
227.3
135.1
174.0
155.3

Index number of 43 - ...........- 163.9 158.9 157.5|158.1 157.9|164.5^158.4 157.0 159.1 161.8 160.8 160.0| 159.9
weighted articles.1
1928
Article

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Lamb, leg of.............
Hens............... .........
Milk, fresh________
Butter............ .........
Cheese....................
Lard_____________
Eggs, strictly fresh.
Bread.......... ..........
Flour.........................
Corn meal.................
R ice............... ..........
Potatoes....................

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197.6
183.8
191.3

154.5 167.3 166.3 177.2 182.2 189.1 193.1 198.0 191.1 196.0 194.1 194.1
134.6 129.4 123.4 135.5 153.2 151.1 155.0 160.6 172.3 164.1 146.8 140.7
139.4 136.6 132.2 130.6 130.6 128.1 128.7 136.0 139.4 140.4 134.1 129.0
174.8 170.5 178.9 170.5 169.1 170.5 176.2 181.9 185.9 183.2 188.9 188.9
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190.5 188.6 196.5 205.5 211.4 213.4 206.5 205.5 201.5 199.5 194.5 197.5
...d o ....... 180.2 181.2 173.3 177.7 172.8 171.8 170.3 165.8 173.3 178.7 182.7 179.7
Quart. —176.5 176.5 176.5 176.5 176.5 161.8 161.8 161.8 161.8 161.8 161.8 161.8
Pound.- 144.9 142.9 145.9 144.4 142.4 141.4 141.6 143.4 146.6 147.6 148.9 149.1
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152.0 151.2 146.4 143.2 140.0 142.4 142.0 142.0 146.8 146.8 147.6 149.6
...d o ....... 121.4 116.2 108.4 111.7 113.6 116.9 114.3 116.9 122.1 120.8 122.7 122.7
Dozen. „ 194.2 148.3 116.1 113.4 120.9 126.0 137.0 147.3 155.8 172.9 185.3 191.1
Pound-. 183.1 183.1 183.1 183.1 183.1 183.1 183.1 183.1 183.1 183.1 183.1 183.1
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— do....... 175.0 175.0 177.8 180.6 188.9 188.9 188.9 186.1 180.6 183.3 186.1 183.3
— do....... 160.0 160.0164.0 164.0 180.0 168.0 172.0 172.0 172.0 172.0 176.0 176.0
— do___ 1104.7 103.5103.5 103.5 103.5 103.5 105.8 103.5 107.0 109.3 110.5 116.3
— do____ 186.4 186.41200.0 218.2 222.7 190.9 145.5 145.5 150.0 154.5 159.1 163.6

183.2
147.2
133.8
178.2

...d o ___
...d o .......
...d o .......
...d o .......

Index number of 43 ............... 158.5
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Sugar, granulated___ — do___ 129.8 129.81
131.6 133.3 135.1 135.1 135.1 136.8 131.6 131.6 129.8 129.8
Tea............................ — do___ 176.5 176.8 173.8 177.2 177.2 177.2 176.5 176.5 176.5 173.2 177.3 180.3
.—do____ 152.8 152.5,152.5 152.5 152.2 153.1 153.1 155.0 155.6 157.2 163.1 165.0
Coffee........................




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175.4 175.0 176.7 184.2 184.6 186.7 191.7 197.1 201.3 203.3 204.6 200.4
181.5 181.5 181.5 192.4 192.4 196.7 203.3 203.3 211.4 215.2 209.0 205.7
170.7 173.3 170.7 183.2 183.8 192.7,191.1 189.0 190.6 188.0 189.0 184.8
171.8 171.8 177.2 191.9 189.3 194.0 201.3 198.0 198.0 201.3 202.7 199.3

Sirloin steak............. Pound. .
Round steiak_______ ...d o ___
Rib roast........ ......... ...d o .......
Chuck roast............. ...d o .......
Plate beef.................
Pork chops...........
Bacon, sliced............
Ham, sliced..............

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jl53.6 156.6 158.9 156.5 155.5 157.6 159.7 161.0 162.3 162.6

201.0
175.7
167.6
144.9
146.0
117.5
150.7
183.1
183.3
168.0
105.8
177.3
133.3
176.7
155.3
158.2

157

DETAILED TABLES

T able 13.—RELATIVE R E TA IL PRICES OF 23 FOOD ARTICLES IN EACH OF 39 CITIES,
1927 A N D 1928, B Y M ON TH—Continued
BALTIMORE, M D.
1927
Unit

Article

Sirloin steak_______
Round steak........... .
Rib roast.................. .
Chuck roast............. .

Pound.
...d o___
...d o___
...do___

166.1 164.8 172.6 178.3 178.3 180.4 180.4 180.0 179. 177.0 180.4
163.3 164.2 169.8 172.6 173.0 174.4 179.1 177.2 174.9 176.3 178.1
161.2 161.2 168.3 169.4 168.9 172.1 172.7 170.5 172.1 174.3 177.
137.2 140.4 145.5 148.7 148.1 150.6 160.0 148.1 150.0 154.5 157.7

174.8
172.1
168.9
147.4

Plate beef............ .....
Pork chops.............. .
Bacon, sliced_______
Ham, sliced.............. .

...d o—
__do___
...d o___
—do___

118.5 121.8 124.2 127.4 125.8 125.0 125.8,125.8 131.5 133.9 141.1
183.8 184.8 192.7 188.0 178.5 177.0 197.4 206.3 213.1 170.2 159.7
|
185.7 185.3 186.1 181.4 182.3 186.1 184.8 182.3 180.5 182.3 173.2
186.6 186.6 1.2 189.2185.2 187.2 183.6 176.4
190.8 188.9

126.6
186.4
183.1
187.2

Lamb, leg o f . . ......... .
Hens.........................
Milk, fresh...............
Butter................... .

—do___
...d o___
Quart..
Pound.

198.9206.0 217.9 221.2 225.5 216.8 211.4 205.4 207.6 206.0 204.9
190.1189.2 186.4 186.4 175.1 175.1 174.2 174.6 176.5 178. 177.5
» 1159.1 159.1 159.1 159.1 159.1 159.1 159.1 159.1 159.1 159.1
.
158.2160.7 159.9 149.6 142.1 139.8 140.1 144.3 151.9 153.7 157.4

210.3
180.8
159.1
151.6

Cheese.....................
Lard_____________
Eggs, strictly fresh..
Bread...................... .

...d o___
...d o ....
Dozen..
Pound.

155.3 154.4 153.1 153.9 153.5 153.9 155.7 159.6 161.4 162.3 163.6 157.0
120.7120.7 117.9 114.5 116.6 117.9 122.1 123.4 128.3 127.6 124.8 121.4
145.7:111.9 101.0 100.3 100.3 107.9 120.5 143.4 176.5 204.6 198.7 142.1
181.5183.3 183.3 183. 183.3 183.3
183.3 183.3 181.5 181.5

Flour........................ .
Corn m e a l.............. .
Rice__..................... .
Potatoes................... .

...d o___
...d o ....
...d o___
...d o___

162.5'162.5 162.5 162.5 165.6 165.6 165.6 162.5 165.6 159.4 159.4
156.0160.0 160.0 156.0 164.0 160.0 164.0 168.0 168.0 168.0 164.0
106.7 105.6 105.6 105.6 105.6 107.8 108.9 106.7 105.6 105.6 107.8
216.7 205.6 200.0 272.2 311.1 188.9 166.7 172.2 172.2 166.7 161.1

Sugar, granulated___
Tea.........................
Coffee....................... .

—do___
...d o—
—do___

136.7132.7 128.6 132.7 132.7 136.7 130.6 130.6 130.6 132.7 130.6 132.7
131.3131.1 130.7 130.4 130.4 131.1 130.5 131.4 131.1 130.4 127. 130.5
183.5178.7 174.7 174.7 173.9 173.1 171.5 171.5 172.7 175.9 177.5 176.3

162.5
164.0
106.7
205.6

Nov. 15

Sept. 15

Mar. 15

1928

A verage for
year 1928

166.8 161.9159.0 158.7 162.2 162.3 156.5 157.3 159.2 163.5 163.3 162.3 161.1

Index number of 4.
weighted articles.1

157.3
171.2
168.8
176.7

Lamb, leg of..............
Hens........ ..................
Milk, fresh.................
Butter........................

— do___
.. . d o ----Quart—
Pound..

202.7 200.5 205.4 215.8 221.2 231.0 218.5 213.6 210.9 203.3 197.3 194.0
180.8 185.0 185.4 186.4 184.5 181.7 186.4 181.2 188.7 186.9 189.2 186.9
159.1 159.1 159.1 159.1 159.1 159.1 159.1 159.1 159.1 159.1 159.1 159.1
158.4 154.2 153.4 152.1 149.4 148.1 148.1 149.1 153.4 153.9 152.4 155.9

209.8
185.4
159.1
152.4

Cheese........................
Lard..........................
Eggs, strictly fresh...
Bread................. ........

— do___
...d o ___
Dozen__
Pound..

168.0 167.1 161.8 159.2 157.9 157.9 159.2 162.3 164.5 164.9 162.7 161.4
117.9 115.9 112.4 111.7 113.1 113.1 113.8 118.6 127.6 127.6 121.4 113.1
187.4 153.3 114.2 110.9 119.5 123.5 129.8 135.8 153.6 170.5 195.4 195.4
177.8 177.8 177.8 177.8 177.8177.8 177.8 177.8 177.8 159.3 159.3 157.4

162.3
117.2
149.0
172.2

Flour...... ...................
Corn meal..................
Rice............................
Potatoes___________

— do___
...d o ___
— do.......
...d o ___

156.3 156.3 156.3 156.3 162.5 162.5 162.5 159.4 153.1 150.0 146.9 146.9
164.0 160.0 160.0 164.0 160.0 164.0 160.0 160.0 164.0 168.0 168.0 168.0
105.6 105.6 105.6 103.3 102.2 100.0 97.8 98.9 100.0 98.9 97.7 97.8
161.1 166.7 177.8 177.8 200.0 155.6 100.0 100.0 105.6 105.6 94.4 100.0

156.3
164.0
101.1
138.9

Sugar, granulated___ ...d o .___ 132.7 132.7 130.6 130.6 132.7 132.7 132.7 128.6 124.5 120.4 118.4 116.3
Tea............................. — do___ 129.5 130.0 128.4 129.8 126.8 129.8 129.1 129.1 131.3 131.4 130.4 131.1
Coffee......................... — do___ 177.5 177.9 177.5 178.3 179.1 180.3 181.1 181.5 179.9 179.9 180.3 180.7

128.6
129.6
179.5

Index number of 43
weighted articles.1

159.2

160.7 158.0 155.0 156.3 160.2 158.4 158.4 160.6 164.9 160.8 159.5 157.3

* For list of articles see Table 12.

44848°—29-----11



Dec. 15

139.5 145.2 148.4 147.6 149.2 153.2 153.2 162.1 173.4 175.0 171.0 168.5
149.7 137.7 130.9 149.7 175.4 173.3 196.3 212.0 231.4 180.6 174.9 140.8
171.9 171.0 164.5 162.3 165.4 167.5 168.4 173.2 175.3 175.8 169.3 163.6
170.5 172.8 167.9 165.6 169.2 171.8 178.4 184.9 187.5 187.5 183.3 180.0

Oct. 15

_..do___
— do___
— do----— do-----

Aug. 15

Plate beef...................
Pork chops.................
Bacon, sliced.............
Ham, sliced................

July 15

199.1
195.3
190.2
176.3

|June 15

183.9 187.4 186.1 185.7 187.8 201.7 211.7 220.4 223.0 205.2 198.7 196.1
182.8 182.3 181.4 182.8 185.1 197.2 207.9 216.3 218.1 201.9 195.8 191.6
181.4 180.3 179.2 182.5 184.2 194.0 194.0 200.0 201.6 198.4 197.8 189.1
159.0 159.6 159.6 162.2 163.5 179.5 189.1 194.9 196.8 194.2 182.7 177.6

M
ay 15

Pound....d o ___
— do___
...d o ___

Apr. 15

Sirloin steak...............
Round steak..............
Rib roast____ ______
Chuck roast..... .........

Feb. 15

Unit

Jan. 15

Article

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RETAIL PRICES, 1890 TO 1928

T able 13.—RELA TIV E R E T a IL PRICES OF 23 FOOD ARTICLES IN EACH OF 39 CITIES,
1927 A N D 1928, B Y M ON TH—Continued
BIRMINGHAM, ALA.
1927
Article

Unit

2a

Sirloin steak. _
Round steak—
Rib roast____
Chuck roast__

Pound.
—do—.
do—
,__do—.

154. 155.0 153.9 153.9153.5 154.6 157.6 156.9 156.5 158.0 158.0 158.0
161.4 165.5 162.3 160.9! 161.8 161.8 166.8 165.0 166.4 168.2 167.3 167.3
143.5 144.0 142.5 144.5145.5 149.5 149.5 155.5 149.0 151.0 152.0 152.0
137.8 139.0 141.5 137.8140.9 148.8 145.7 145.1 146.3 142.1 143.3 142.1

155.8
164.5
148.0
142.7

Plate beef.......
Pork chops—
Bacon, sliced..
Ham, sliced—

...d o —
...d o —
...do—
...d o ...

142.7 142.7 145.6 140.8 142.7 145.6 150.5 154.4 137.9 148.5 149.5 148.5
175.1 170.3 170.3 171.3 167.5 157.4 161.2 167.0 176. 182.8 176.1 164.6
145.8 145.5 143.1 142.5 141.0 141.6 141.0 143.7 140.7 138.9 140.4 135.6
182.2 182.5 179.9 179.0 179.0 177.0 178.0 178.0 179.0 179.0 174.1 171.5

145.6
169.9
141.6
178.3

Lamb, leg of______
__do—
do—
Hens............................
Milk, fresh.............
Quart..
Pound.
Butter....................

181.1177.9 184.3 184.3190.3 186.2 194.0 194.5 191.7 196.3 188.5 188.5
198.9197.3 197.8 189.8189.8 179.6 180.1 178.5 169.9 183.9 179.6 180.1
176.5166.7 166.7 166.7;159.8 159.8 159.8 159.8 163.7 163.7 163.7 179.4
148.0147.7 148.9 147.7 i138.4 134.5 136.2 132.1 134.8 i.l 141.2 141.5

188.0
185.5
164.7
140.8

162.4 173.5 172.1 175.2
121.2 126.9 125.6 121.2
140.2 157.2 175.8 187.3
190.7 190.7 192.6 192.6

165.0
126.9
136.9
192.6

183.8181.1 181.11178.4178.4 178.4 181.1 181.1 181.1181.1 178.4
178.3 173.9 173.9 169.6; 173.9 173.9 182.6187.0 182.6 182.6182.6 182.6
135.4 130.5131.7 131.7|128.0128.0134.1 131. 125. 130.5128.0 126.8
247.6 238.1242.9 247.6|281.0300.0^261.9 238. 228.6 223.81214.3 209.5
I
146.3 146.3146.3 146.3 146.3146.3144.4 144.4144.4 142.6144.4 138.9
157.3 156.9156.9 156.9 156.9 156.9 156.0 157.1156.6 160.7156.9161.2
;.5 205.8 205.8 207.0 204. 3 202.3 200.8'200.0199. 2 198.4 197.3198.1

181.1
178.3
130.5
242.9

Cheese..........................
L a rd ............. - ..........
Eggs, strictly fresh—
Bread.........................

...d o —
4 165.5162.8 160.2 158.8161.5 160.2
.—do— 135.3 128.8131.4 130.8 127.6 125.6 125.6
Dozen. 177.5 140.5107.8 107.5,104.9 106.2 116.0
Pound. 192.6 192.6192.6 192.6192.6,192.6 192.6

Flour...... ................... .
Corn meal__.............. .
Rice__.........................
Potatoes......................

... do—
...d o —
...d o —
...d o ...

Sugar, granulated----- __do—
Tea—......................... . - d o . - .
Coffee......................... . ...d o ...

144.4
157.6
202.3

166.7 162.6160.2 160.0,159.6,159.7159.8158.7 159.4 161.41161.9162.7 161.0

Index number of 43
weighted articles.!

1928
Article

Unit

Sirloin steak...
Round steak...
Rib roast_____
Chuck roast—

Pound.
— do___
— do___
— do___

158.0 159.9 159.9161.7 172.1 173.2 182.9 193.3 190.0 188.1 186.6183.
167.3 171.8 1.5171.8 179.5 181.8 187.7 202.7 196.4 197.3 193.6 191.4
153.5 152.5 152.5 153.0 162.5 161.5 172.5 176.0 174.0 174.5 172.5 169.5
145.7 149.4 150.6150.0 157.9 164.6 175.0 180.5 176.8 181.7 175.0 168.9
|

175.8
184.1
164.5
164.6

Plate beef------Pork chops___
Bacon, sliced—
Ham, sliced—

— do___
—do___
..d o ___
„ d o ___

148.5 150.5 157.3 165.0 168.9 168.9 182.5 187.4 187.4 190.3 180.61176.7
150.2 139.2 133.0 136.8 161.7 158.9 160.3 169.4 185.2 174.2 163.2|147.4
131.7 128.7 121.3 126.6 126.9 126.9 125.1 129.0 128.4 127.5 131.4123.7
166.0 166.0 159.5 162.8 165.4 163.4 167.0 170.2 171.8 177.3 172.5 173.1

171.8
156.5
127.2
168.0

Lamb, leg of—
Hens...............
Milk, fresh....
Butter.............

—do___
...d o ___
Quart..
Pound.

183.4 177.4 181.6 193.1 207.4 214.7 209.2 207.4 212.0 210.6195.4188.9
178.5 180.1 171.0 172.6 168.8 169.4 165.1 163.4 172.0 173.71185.5181.7
183.3 183.3 183.3 183.3 183.3 183.3 183.3 183.3 183.3 183.3183.3 183.3
140.0 138.8 139.6 138.6 138.1 137.9 135.3 137.2 138.1 140.8 141.7 144.8

198.6
173.7
183.3
139.3

—do___
.do..
Dozen..
Pound.

173.9 170. 162.4 161.1 162.8 161.5 161.5 166.4 169.0 168.1 169.0
118.6 115.4 112.2 112.2 116.7 117.3 118.6 119.9 122.4 123.7 119.9 116.0
191.8 129.7 113.1 105. 115.7 122.5 131.4 138.2 153.3 161.1 168.3 183.0
187.0 187.0 187.0 187.0 187.0 183.3 183.3 185.2 185.2 183.3 183.3 185.2

165.9
117.9
142.8
185.2

Flour.......................... — do_
_
Corn meal........ ......... — do—
Rice............................ ...d o _
_
Potatoes— ............
do—

175.7 175.7178.4 178.4 183.8 186.5 186.5 181.1 181.1 181.1 175.7 175.5
178.3 178.3 178.3 178. 182. 182.6 182.6 187.0 182.6 178.3 178.3 178.3
123.2 125.6 118.3 115. 115.9 114.6 119.5 114.6 113.4 113.4 114.6 109.8
204.8 204.8 209.5 214.3 223.8 176.2 161.9 157.1 161.9 166.7 161.9 161.9

181.1
182.6
117.1
185.7

Sugar, granulated— . ...d o ...
Tea............................ __ do—.
Coffee..... ................... ...d o - .

137.0 137.0 137.0 137.0 140.7 138.9 140.7 137.0 137.0 135.2 131.5 129.6
160.7 162.6 162.6 162. 163.6 163.6 162.6 160.5 158.9 158.9 159.5 159.2
196.5 196.5 195.7 195.0 194.6 195.0 196.1 196.9 198.8 199.2 199.6 201.2

137.0
161.3
197.3

Index number of 43
weighted articles.1

160.9 156.4 154.7 155.5 159.8 157.2 157.9159.6 161.6162.1 161.1 161.3

Lard.
Eggs, strictly fresh—
Bread.

* For list of articles see Table 12,




159

DETAILED TABLES

T able 13.—RELATIVE R E TA IL PRICES OF 23 FOOD A R lTC LE S IN EACH OF 39 CITIES,
1927 A N D 1928, B Y M ONTH—Continued
BOSTON, MASS.
1927
Unit

Article

lO

lO

o

lO

%
1
Pnnnd
Round steak................ . . . d o - - „
Rib roast ..................... __.do___
Chuck roast-............... ...d o ___

lO
i-H

*o

>
o

&

it
f

I

1

&
®§
iH
g
>
<

K
>
P.
£

H
■
8
O

»o
1

22
0 .8

2a
C
3
&

<

2 0 1949
1 .8

182.4183.3 185.8 192.4 190.7 193.8 198.9 194.9
203.1 201.4
145.8146.1 146.9 156.6 156.9 158.3 161.2 162.4 164.7 163.0 162.1 161.2
154.7155.1 154.3 160.0 160.8 160.4 162.0 162.9 166.9 165.7 168.6 169.8
165.1163.4 158.3 164.6 170.3 168.0 176.0 166.9 174.3 173.7 175.4 182.9

157.1
161.6
169.7

Plate beef___________
Pork chops...................
Bacon, sliced...............
Ham, sliced.................

...d o ___
...d o ___ 167.0163.5 170.0 170.9 168.3 157.4 155.2 177.8 194.8 205.7 172.2 150.4 171.3
...d o ___ 194.0190.1 187.3 189.3 186.1 181.0 177.4 177.0 180.6 181.7 181.8 177.8 183.7
— do___ 203.2,197.7 197.7 m 7 196.8 195.1 192.9 191.3 190.3 191.3 190.6 187.4 1945

Lamb, leg of................
Hens_______________
Milk, fresh_________
Butter___________ __

...d o ___ 174.7 173.3 178.3 188.2 193.7 193.7 190.5 182.4 180.1 175.1 177.8 172.4
...d o ___ 165.3 165.7 161.3 165.7 167.7 161 3 154.4 156.5 157.3 160.9 157.7 156.9
Quart... 160.7 160.7 161.8 161.8 161.8 161.8 160.7 168.5 1742 174.2 174.2 185.4
Pound._ 156.2 159.1 160.9 159.4 151.5 144.9 14a 5 137.7 143.3 148.8 150.7 154 6

181.9
160.9
167.4
151.2

Cheese..........................
Lard.............................
Eggs, strictly fresh----Bread_______________

— do___ 170.4 168.6 169.0 170.4 167.3 168.1 170.8 170.8 172.1 173.5 173.0 179.6
. . . do-.__ 131.6 128.5 125.9
119.6 119.6 120.9 123.4 125.9 122.8 120.3
127.7 147.5 161.7 188.7 201.2 193.1
Dozen__ 166.7 147.8 124.8 114.7
Pound._ 152.5 150.8 149.2 145.8 145.8 144.1 144.1 144.1 144.1 144.1 1441 145.8

171.2
123.4
149.9
145.8

Flour............................
Corn m eal--................
R ice............................
Potatoes. ....................

— do___
...d o ___
...d o ___
— do___

164.9
188.6
129.0
211.8

12 12
2 .2 2 .8
12 1 2
1 .1 1 .8

164.9 164.9 164.9 162.2 164.9 164.9 167.6 164.9 164 9 162.2 159.5 159.5
182.9 177.1 185.7 188.6 185.7 188.6 188.6 191.4 191.4 191.4 182.9 191.4
132.3 132.3 129.0 125.8 125.8 128.0 129.0 128.0 129.0 131.2 130.1 130.1
235.3 217.6 194.1 200.0 247.1 311.8 217.6 176.5 188.2 176.5 176.5 176.5

Sugar, granulated....... — do— . 138.9 138.9 137.0 135.2 137.0 137.0 137.0 133.3 133.3 133.3 133.3 131.5 135.2
T e a ............................. — do___ 130.7 128.2 129.0 129.9 129.0 128.2 127.0 127.8 124 4 124.4 125.4 123.5 127.3
Coffee______________ ...d o ___ 169.4 167.0 165.5 166.7 160.9 159.7 158.2 157.6 154 8 156.7 156.1 160.0 160.9
160.2 157.4 154.1 154.1 156.2 157.4 153.8 153.7 157.5 160.3 160.7 161.6 157.3

Index number of 43
weighted articles.1

Sept. 15

Mar. 15

1928
®s

— do----- 169.7 172.9 174.2 178.3 191.4 197.3 194.1 184.6 190.0 178.3 175.6 172.4
__ do___ 159.3 162.1 158.9 160.5 162.9 162.5 160.5 163.7 166.1 164.5 164.1 161.7
Quart.. _ 179.8 174.2 174.2 166.3 166.3 166.3 171.9 170.8 177.5 177.5 177.5 177.5
Pound.. 154.9 154.9 155.1 151.2 150.4 149.1 148.5 151.7 155.1 155.1 156.5 158.8

181.4
162.1
173.0
153.6

Cheese........................
Lard...........................
Eggs, strictly fresh.__
Bread—......................

— do___
— do—
D ozen..
P ound..

180.5 179.6 179.2 180.1 180.1 179.6 178.3 178.8 180.1 180.5 179.6 179.6
119.6 117.7 113.9 113.3 115.2 115.2 115.8 120.3 122.2 122.2 119.6 117.1
165.0 141.6 128.4 117.0 122.5 124.8 139.2 153.4 167.8 172.6 192.7 174.5
145.8 145.8 145.8 145.8 145.8 145.8 145.8 145.8 145.8 145.8 145.8 145.8

179.6
117.7
149.9
145.8

Flour.......................... — do___
Corn meal__.............. — do— Rice__........................ — do___
Potatoes.....................

156.8 156.8 156.8 156.8 162.2 162.2 162.2 154.1 154.1 145.9 145.9 143.2
185.7 191.4 188.6 194.3 194.3 194 3 194.3 197.1 197.1 194.3 200.0 200.0
128.0 126.9 122.6 120.4 118.3 118.3 119.4120.4 119.4 114.0 116.1 116.1
170.6 188.2 217.6 205.9 170.6 141.2 123.5 129.4 129.4 123.5 117.6 117.6

1541
1943
120.4
152.9

Sugar, granulated___ — d o .— 133.3 131.5 131.5 131.5 131.5 131.5 133.3 129.6 129.6 127.8 125.9 124.1
Tea............................. — do___ 123.7 123.4 123.5 123.5 123.5 123.5 123.5 123.5 123.4 123.4 123.7 123.7
Coffee......................... — do___ 159.1 160.6 160.9 161.8 161.8 163.6 164.5 163.3 162.4jl63.3 163.0 163.6

129.6
123.5
162.4

Index number of 43 ................ 157.7 155.3 155.0 153.0 153.8 151.6 154.1 156.2 161.2 159.2 160.4 157.3
weighted articles.1

156.2

i For list of articles see Table 12.




Dec. 15

Lamb, leg of__...........
Hens_______________
Milk, fresh.................
Butter— ...................

Nov. 15

159.1
166.7
185.8

Oct. 15

. —do___
— do----- 138.3 132.6 129.6 147.0 160.4 157.4 172.6 182.2 211.3 170.4 166.5 140.0
— do— _ 171.4 168.7 164.3 161.1 161.1 162.3 163.9 165.9 171.8 171.0 170.6 166.7
...d o ----- 182.5 178.3 176.1 175.7 179.3 180.6 190.6 193.5 199.0 196.1 192.9 185.8

Aug. 15

Plate beef......... .........
Pork chops.................
Bacon, sliced— .........
Ham, sliced................

July 15

209.6
172.6
176.7
186.9

June 15

206.5 207.4 204.2 202.8 204.2 206.2 207.1 209.6 222.7 215.6 215.9 211.6
163.6 161.2 161.5 159.8 164.7 163.6 181.9 184.8 192.1 184.5 176.7 175.8
173.1 174.3 161.2 172.2 173.1 171.4 176.3 184.9 192.7 183.3 182.9 175.9
181.1 177.7 176.0 174.9 180.0 181.7 190.9 197.1 201.7 192.0 196.6 192.0

M
ay 15

Pound. .
— do----...d o ___
. . . do—

Apr. 15

Sirloin steak— .........
Round steak..............
Rib roast....................
Chuck roast...............

Feb. 15

Unit

Jan. 15

Article

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160

B E TA IL PRICES, 1890 TO 1928

T a b l e 1 3 . — RELA TIV E R E T A IL PRICES OF 23 FOOD ARTICLES IN EACH OF 39 CITIES

1927 AN D 1928, B Y M ON TH —Continued
BUFFALO, N. Y.
1927

®£i
Article

Unit
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&

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3
< 4)
t
>
>

Sirloin steak.............
Round steak............
Rib roast........ ......... .
Chuck'roast............. .

Pound.
. ..d o ...
...d o _
_
...d o . . .

181.2 181.6 182.5 185.7 185.2 190.6 195.1 197.8 197.3 195.5 190.6 193.7
175.3 177.3 178.4 180.9 183.0 185.6 190.7 193.3 192.8 191.8 187.1 190.2
182.4 180.6 178.8 184.7 182.4 188.8 185.3 188.2 187.6 190.0 187.1 192.4
157 5 156.2 156.9 158.2 158.8 158.2 158.8 162.1 164.7 166.0 165.4

189.7
185.6
185 9
160.8

Plate beef.................
Pork chops...............
Bacon, sliced............
Ham, sliced..............

... d o . . . 123.5 125.2 12a 1 127.0 124.3 122.6 121.7 123.5 130.4 130.4 135.7 141.7
...d o ...
>.7 183.3 >.2 193.6 192.1 182.8 181.3 1.4 226.1 227.1 1.7 1.0
—do___ 206.3 204.1 201.4 200.9 197.7 196.4
1 191.0 190.0 193.2 186.4 182.4
... d o . . . 214.9 207.6 210. 208.8 206.5 204.6 202.7 202.3 200.0 192.7 187.0 184.0

127.8
194.6
195.0
201.9

Lamb, leg of..............
Hens.........................
Milk, fresh............... .
Butter...................... .

— do.__
—d o ...
Quart.Pound.

195.9 195.3 204.7 218.3 220.7 219.5 213.0 205.9 200.6 196.4 193.5 195.9
192.4 190.5 192.4 192.4 190.5 180.6 173.9 173.0 171.1 175.8 173.5 177.7
162.5 162.5 162.5 162.5 162.5 162.5 162.5 162.5 162.5 162.5 162.5 162.5
159.8 161.2 160.4 159.6 145.0 140.2 138.5 138.0 145.8 152.3 155.5 161.5

204.7
182.0
162.5
151.5

Cheese....................
Lard........................
Eggs, strictly fresh.
Bread......................

... d o . . .
... d o . . .
Dozen .
Pound.

185.4 184.9 187.8 187.3187. 3 190.2 189.3 185.4 188.8 1.8 188.8 191.2
131.5 126.6 127.3 126. 6; 124. 5 123.1 123.1 123.8 128.0 133.6 132.9 130.1
180.5 148.0 113.1 105.2 103. 3 101.2 110.3 131.0 155.3 178.7 206.1 193.
158.9 155.4 155.4 155.4155.4 151.8 155.4 155.4 155.4 155.4 155.4 155.4

187.8
127.3
143.8
155.4

Flour. ...................... .
Corn meal_________
Rice.......................... .
Potatoes. ................. .

—d o_
_
...d o _
_
...d o _
_
—d o ._.

170.0 166.7 166.7 163.3 163.3 170.0 170.0 170.0 166.7 160.0 160.0 160.0
196.2 192.3 192.3 192.3 196.2 196.2 196.2 196.2 200.0 180.8 196.2 200.0
115.1 111.8 112.9 112.9 110.8 108.6 110.8 109.7 108.6 110.8 107.5 106.5
235.3 205.9 182.4 176.5 252.9 329.4 200.0 158.8 152.9 158.8 170.6 164.7

166.7
196.2
110.8
200.0

Sugar, granulated_
_
Tea...........................
Coffee....................... .

—d o . . . 135.2 135.2 133.3 129.6131.5 133.3131.5 127.8127.8 127.8125.9125.9 129.6
... d o ... 155.1 158.4156.2 155.1-151.8 149.3148.0 150.2149.1 150.9152.2153.3 152.4
—d o ... 164.2 164.8(162.5 161.1:159.0 159.4156.7 154.9155.6 154.9155.3156.0 158.7

index number of 4
weighted articles.1

165.7 160.8156.5 156.0,159.6 162.0154.6 154.6157.2 160.2161.8161.1 159.5

©S
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Article

Unit

0S
8
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Sirloin steak.
Round steak-Rib roast........
Chuck roast— .

Pound.
— do—
... do—
— do___

198.7 200.9 198.7 199.1 200.4 206.3 218.8 235.0 240.8 224.2 213.0 209.0
194.3 194.3 192.8 193.3 195.9 202.6 216.0 234.0 241.8 220.6 211.3 205. 7
195.9 196.5 195. 195.3 196.5 199.4 207.1 214.1 221.2 212.4 208.8 205.9
175.2 175 2 174.5 174.5 173.9 179.1 191.5 202.0 209.2 205.2 200.7 196.1

212.1
208.8
204.1
188.2

Plate beef____
Pork chops___
Bacon, sliced—
Ham, sliced—

do—
do—
— do___
...d o—

145.2 148.7 148.7 148.7 148.7 153.9 157.4 159.1 173.9 172.2 173.0 166.1
162.6 154.7 151.7 170.4 187.7 180.3 193.6 214.8 244.8 190.6 185.7 156.7
180.1 179.2 178.3 176.0 175.6 175.1 181.0 187.3 188.7 188.7 186.4 179.2
185.5 185.5 185.5 186.6 187.0 191.2 196.2 205.7 211.8 205.7 201.9 198.9

158.3
182.8
181.4
195.0

Lamb, leg o f...
Hens...............
Milk, fresh—
Butter.............

...d o—
— do—
Quart.Pound.

197.0 201.8 210.7 217.8 221.3 LI 220.7 218.9 217.2 201.2197.6 198.8
185.3 186.3 188.2 188.6 188.2 185.3 180.6 179.6 191.5 187.7183.9 188.2
162.5 162.5 162.5 162.5 162.5 162.5 162.5 162.5 162.5 175.0 175.0 175.0
158.0 150.9 156.1 149.3 145.8 144.5 145.3 148.2 156.3 155.5158.8163 6

211.8
186.3
166.3
152.8

Cheese......................
Lard.........................
Eggs, strictly fresh..
Bread........................

— do___
...d o___
Dozen..
Pound.

191.7 194.1 193.2 191.7 1.8 191.7 191.2 !. 2 194.6 192.7 194.1 192.2
125.9 121.7 118.2 118.9 118.2 118.2 118.9 125.2 128.7 130.1 126.6 125.2
169.0 143.8 128.0 115.8 119.1 122.8 128.6 142.2 159.3 173.9 190.0 177.5
155.4 155.4 155.4 155.4 155.4 155.4 155.4 155.4 155.4 155.4 155.4 150.0

192.7
123.1
147.4
155.4

Flour........................ .
Corn meal................ .
R ic e ........................ .
Potatoes....................

— do___
— do___
— do___
— do___

160.0 160.0 160.0 163.3 173.3 173.3 170.0 163.3 156.7 156.7 153.3 153.3
196.2 196.2 196.2 196.2 196.2 196.2 196.2 196.2 192.3 196.2 196.2 192.3
107.5 108.6 108.6 106.5 106.5 106.5 105.4 104.3 106.5 102. 101.1 101.1
164.7 164.7 188.2 200.0 176.5 170.6 111.8 111.8 117.6 117.6 111.8 105.9

163.3
196.2
105.4
147.1

Sugar, granulated___ ...d o ___ 125.9 125.9 124.1 125.9 125.9 125.9 127.8 125.9 124.1 120.4 116.7 118.5
T e a ........................... ... do___ 148.0 148.0 152.2 153.3 153.3 153.3 152.2 151.3 151.3 151.6 151.3 151.3
Coffee......................... ...d o___ 158.0 157.7 158.0 158.7 159.7 160.1 159.7 157.3 159.7 160. 162.5 162.1

124.1
151.6
159.4

158.9 156.2 156.8 156.7 156.8 156.7 154.9 157.8 162.4 162.3 162.7 160.0

158.8

Index number of 43
weighted articles.1

i For list of articles see Table 12.




D E T A IL E D

161

TABLES

T able 13.—RELATIVE R E TA IL PRICES OF 23 FOOD ARTICLES IN EACH OF 39 CITIES,
1927 AN D 1928, B Y M ONTH—Continued
CHARLESTON, S. C.
1927
Article

b r-i
O

Unit

Sirloin steak................ Pound.
Round steak.............. __do___
Rib roast..................... ... do_
_
_
Chuck roast. .............. „ d o _

148.8 150.7 153.0 165.3 156.7 153.5 152.1 153.9 163.5 148.8 150.7 149.8
147.1 147.1 150.6 153.4 153.4 153.4 150.5 150.5 152.0 147.1 148.5 145.6
128.7 129.2 132.7 136.1 137.1 132.2 133.7
7 132.2 132.2 133.7 130.2
133.1 135.1 136.8 145.0 142.4 139.1 133.8 138.4 137.7 137.7 134.4 134.4

152.1
150.0
132.7
137.1

Plate beef____
Pork chops___
Bacon, sliced—
Ham, sliced— .

__do_
_
d o ...
...d o . . .
.—do —

122.9 124.6 127.1 123.7 123.7 123.7 123.7 127.1 126.3 122.9 120.3 123.7
151.5 147.7 149.8 151.1 151.1 152.8 146.0 147.7 147.7 144.7 141.3 136.2
171.2 166.9 165.0 162.3 160.7 159.5 157.2 152.9 157.2 156.4 153.7 147.5
192.4 189.6 190.6 190.5 188.4 185.8 184.7 182.9 180.7 176.0 172.4 167.6

124.6
147.2
159.1
183.6

Lamb, leg of__
Hens________
Milk, fresh___
Butter............

,„ d o —
_
.—do_
Quart. _
Peund.

186.2 186.7 192.2 195.0 195.0 1.4 186.2 183.5 182.6 180.7 178.0 180.7
176.0 174.2 175.6 177.4 176.5 173.3 1.1 161.8 164.5 163.6 163.6 163.6
161.0 161.0 161.0 161.0 161.0 161.0 161.0 161.0 161.0 161.0 161.0 161.0
154.5 154.8 154.0 163.4 138.6 133.9 132.3 131.7 131.0 134.4 140.2 142.6

186.2
170.0
161.0
141.8

Cheese....................... .
do_
_
_
Lard........................... . .—do_
Eggs, strictly fresh___ Dozen.
Bread......................... . Pound-

175.2 176.7 174.3168.4 166.0 163.1 160.2163.1 167.0 172.8 176.7 180.1
144.0 140.0 138.0 135.3 133.3 133.3 137.3,137.3 137.3 131.3 142.0 138.0
169.5 134.0 107.3 106.0 103.2 101.9 113.3127.0 153.0 180.0 181.0 181.9
183.6 180.3 180.3 180.3 180. 178.7 178.7178.7 178.7 178.7 178.7 178.7

170.4
137.3
138.1
180.3

_
F lour.......................... —do_
Com meal__________ —do_
_
Rice...... .................... . —do_
_
Potatoes-.................. . —do_
_

2 186.5 186.6 186.6 183.8 186.6 186.6 186.5 183.8 181.1 186.5 183.8
158.3 162.5 162.5 162.5 158.3 162.5 162.5 166.7 166.7 162.5 162.5 162.5
143.6 140.0 136.4 136.4 134.5 134.5 132.7 130.9 130.9 129.1 129.1 125.5
204.5 195.5 181.8 177.3 177.3 200.0 195.5 163.6 163.6 154.5 154.5 154.5

186.5
162.5
134.5
177.3

Sugar, granulated___
Tea..............................
Coffee.................... .....

139.2 139.2 137.3 131.4 133.3 137.3 137.3 131.4 133.3 131.4 131.4 131.4 135.3
153.8 153.8 153.8 153.8 153.8 153.8 164.8 164.8 164.8 164.8 164.8 164.8 159.4
178.3 179.1 178.3 171.9 1.2 166.9 166.9 167.3 163.9 162.7 164.3 166.5 169.6

_do.
_do_
,.do-

163. 5 159.7 156.9 156.6 154.9 155.1 155.6 154.1 155.8 156.0 166.6 155.9 156.9

Index number of 43
weighted articles.*

1923
Article

Unit
&

< ©
p

5
£

>*

Sirloin steak. .
Round steak..
Rib roast____
Chuck roast_

Pound. 152.1 153.0 158.1 174.7 177.4 181.1 176.5 176.0 177.9 174.7 166.8 166.8
...do_— 147.1 149.5 159.3 176.0 177.9 181.4 181.4 175.0 175.0 175.0 169.6 171.6
...d o ... 135.1 140.1 141.1 154.5 161.9 159.9 156.9 154.0 154.0 152.0 144.1 144.6
164.2
137.1 147.7 168.3 171.5 173.5 166.9 166.9 165.6 165.6
—do—_

169.6
170.1
150.0
159.6

Plate beef___
Pork chops__
Bacon, sliced..
Ham, sliced...

d o ...
—do—
— do___
...d o_._

127.1 128.0 138.1 163.4 155.9 160.2 150.0 151.7 157.6 155.1 154.2 160.2
131.9 129. 130.6 138.7 144.3 147.2 146.0 148.5 151.9 151.5 148.9 143.4
146.7 146.3 143.2 148.2 142.8 142.0 142.8 147.5 147.1 148.2 147.1 148.2
167.6 164.7 161.8 161.5 164.7 164.7 168.7 173.1 175.6 177.5 171.3 174.2

149.2
142.6
145.9
168.7

Lamb, leg of—
Hens________
Milk, fresh_
_
Butter______

...d o ...
...do—
Quart—
Pound.

178.0 186.7 189.9 200.0 203.2 203.2 196.8 195.0 L6 198.6 201.8 188.1
165.0 163.6 170.5|170.0 173.7 172.8 172.8 171.4 169.1 171.9 173.7 170.5
161.0 161.0 161.0161.0 161.0 161.0 158.5 158.5 158.5 158.5 158.5 161.0
2 137.0 138.1 147.1 149.2 148.7 150.5
145.2 145.8 147.1147.4 143.

195.0
170.5
160.2
145.0

Cheese............. .........
Lard______________
Eggs, strictly fresh.
Bread_____________

—do_._
..d o —
Dozen.
Pound.

181.6 178.2 171.8 170.9 168.9 169.4 172.8 173.8 171.8 173.3 170.9 i.4
134.0 134.7 125.3 125.3 125.3 125.3 126.7 126.7 124.7 124.7 126.0 124.7
172.7 134.3 108.9 111.4 112.4 119.0 129.8 134.6 159.0 170.8 179.4 173.3
178.7 178.7 178.7 178.7 180.3 178.7 180.3 180.3 180.3 180.3 180.3 180.3

172.8
126.7
142.2
180.3

Flour...... ................... —do—
Com m eal............... . —d o ...
Rice_______________ —do—
Potatoes...... .............. —do—_

183.8 183.8 181.1 183.8 186.5189.2 1.2 186.5 183.8 183.8 181.1 178.4
162.6 162.5 162.5 162.5 162.5162.5 166.7 162.5 162.5 166.7 166.7 162.5
130.9 130.9 121.8 120.0 121.8121.8 121.8 118.2 123.6 121.8 123.6 121.8
150.0 154.5 177. 168.2 168.2104.5 77.3 81.8 104.5 113.6 118.2 113.6

183.8
162.5
123.6
127.3

Sugar, granulated___ —do—
T ea-......................... . —do—
Coffee............. .......... —do—

131.4 131.4 131.4 133.3 133.3 137.3 131.4 127.5 129.4 129.4 126.6 125.5
161.4 161.4 161.4 161.4 161.4 161.4 165.6 165.6 163.0 164.8 164.8 163.0
166.6 168.8 168.8 170.3 170.3 170.3 171.9 171.9 174.1 175.7 178.3 177.6

131.4
163.0
172.2

Index number of 43
weighted articles.1

155.3 152.8 152.9 155.6 156.6 153.3 153.0 153.7 158.1 >9.2 168.4 158.0

155.7

i For list of articles see Table 12.




162

RETAIL PRICES, 1890 TO 1928

T able 13.—RELATIVE R E TA IL PRICES OF 23 FOOD ARTICLES IN EACH OF 39 CITIES,
1927 A N D 1928, BY M ON TH—Continued

Nov. 15

Sept. 15

Mar. 15

1927

A verage fo r
year 1927

CHICAGO, ILL.

133.9
187.9
161.7
175.2

...d o ___
...d o ___
Quart__
Pound--

190.4 187.4 193.9 207.6 213.1 211.1 198.5 197.5 194.4 191.9 190.4 190.4
200.0 201.0 205.2 205.2 202.1 189.1 184.5 187.6 187.0 190.7 186.5 187.0
175.0 175.0 175.0175.0 175.0 175.0 175.0 175.0 175.0 175.0 175.0 175.0
159.7 160.8 161.3,159.4 143.1 139.0 138.4 139.0 145.6 150.0 155.2 162.4

197.5
193.8
175.0
151.1

Cheese................... — ...d o ___
Lard............................
Dozen
Eggs, strictly fresh—
Bread......................... . Pound..

167.9 167.5 166.7 166.3 167.1 167.1 164.7 166.7 166.7 168.7 172.2 173.8
134.9 131.5 128.2 126.8 126.2 126.2 127.5 128.2 130.2 332.9 132.9 131.5
199.7 165.8 132.9 122.6 124.3 122.9 129.5 144.9 157.5 183.9 204.1 209.6
162.3 162.3 162.3 162.3 162.3 162.3 162.3 162.3 162.3 162.3 162.3 162.3

167.9
129.5
158.2
162.3

...d o ___
...d o ___
...d o ___
...d o ___

189.3 189.3 182.1 178.6 185.7 189.3 189.3 185.7 182.1 182.1 175.0 175.0
231.0 234.5 234.5 234.5 234.5 231.0 231.0 227.6 220.7 227.6 231.0 234.5
130.3 128.1 129.2 129.2 131.5 124.7 124.7 125.8 121.3 120.2 119.1 119.1
243.8 231.3 212.5 200.0 268.8 400.0 268.8 225.0 200.0 181.3 175.0 181.3

182.1
231.0
125.8
231.3

Lamb, leg of..
Hens..............
Milk, fresh...
Butter______

Flour...........................
Corn meal................. .
Rice.............................
Potatoes...... ......... —

July 15

Dec. 15

132.2 132.2 132.2 131.3 131.3 130.4 132.2 130.4 133.9 139.1 139.1 141.7
186.3 183.2 186.3 186.8 180.5 165.8 170.5 193.7 224.2 223.7 188.9 163.7
168.0 165.5 165.8 163.9 163.3 159.2 157.9 158.5 161.1 162.0 160.4 156.3
184.3 183.0 181.1 178.9 178.3 175.8 169.8 171.1 171.4 171.7 168.9 167.9

Oct. 15

Plate beef.................. . __do___
Pork chops.................. ...d o ___
Bacon, sliced............... ...d o ___
Ham, sliced................. ...d o ___

Aug. 15

199.1
184.2
182.6
170.1

June 15

194.4 192.7 193.1 192.7 194.0 191.8 198.3 202.2 203.4 206.9 206.0 211.6
180.2 178.2 178.2 177.2 177.7 178.2 184.7 188.1 189.6 191.6 192.1 193.6
184.1 179.0 180.0 177.4 181.0 176.4 179.5 184.1 183.6 187.2 187.2 191.8
168.8 164.3 164.9 164.3 164.9 163.6 165.6 166.9 172.7 180.5 181.2 183.8

M
ay 15

Pound..
_.do___
do___
__do___

Apr. 15

Sirloin steak................
Round steak.............. .
Rib roast.....................
Chuck roast............... .

Feb. 15

Unit

Jan. 15

Article

Sugar, granulated----- ...d o ___ 141.2 141.2 141.2 139.2 137.3 139.2 139.2 139.2 139.2 137.3 135.3 133.3 139.2
Tea.............................. ...d o ___ 136.7 136.9 134.4 135.2 134.8 135.7 137.4 136.1 133.3 132.0 133.0 132.2 134.8
Coffee_________ ____ _ ...d o ___ 167.5 163.9 162.3 159.7 155.4 158.0 157.4 157.0 154.4 151.8 153.1 154.1 158.0
Index number of 43 ............... 171.5 167.9 164.5 162.8 166.6 172.6 164.7 163.8 164.8 166.1 165.8 166.6 166.4
weighted articles.*
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Article

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Sirloin steak________
Round steak....... ......
Rib roast...................
Chuck roast...............

Pound. _ 207.8 209.9 206.9 209.1 209.5 214.2 231.9 249.6 253.0 248.7 239.7 234.9
...d o ___ 192.1 194.1 192.1 191.1 192.1 201.5 223.3 242.6 243.1 236.1 226.7 218.8
...d o ___ 191.3 193.3 193.3 192.8 194.9 197.4 205.6 212.3 219.5 216.9 211.8 212.8
...d o ___ 185.7 185.7 184.4 185.1 185.1 196.8 211.0 217.5 237.0 231.2 226.0 222.7

226.3
212.9
203.6
205.8

Plate beef..................
Pork chops------- -----Bacon, sliced..............
Ham, sliced...............

...d o ___
...d o ___
...d o ___
— do___

150.4 153.9 152.2 152.2 154.8 159.1 167.0 175.7 182.6 182.6 179.1 180.0
151.6 146.3 139.5 166.3 179.5 167.9 196.3 216.3 240.5 194.7 184.2 162.1
155.1 152.5 148.1 147.5 148.7 149.7 151.6 151.3 156.3 155.4 150.9 150.9
165.1 160.4 157.9 160.1 163.5 163.5 168.6 175.2 180.2 179.2 174.8 170.4

166.1
178.9
151.6
168.2

Lamb, leg of...... ........
Hens...........................
Milk, fresh. ...............
Butter_____________

...d o ___
. —do___
Quart. _.
Pound..

188.9 189.9 192.4 201.0 204.5 209.1 209.1 205.6 208.1 193.9 191.9 190.4
193.8 199.0 199.5 202.1 205.2 196.9 199.0 201.0 212.4 205.2 203.1 202.6
175.0 175.0 175.0 175.0 175.0 175.0 175.0 175.0 175.0 175.0 175.0 175.0
154.7 149.4 155.5 146.1 145.6 143.9 145.9 194.4 155.0 152.5 157.5 161.0

199.0
201.6
175.0
151.4

Cheese.................— . . . d o . . . .
Lard................. ......... ...d o ___
Eggs, strictly fresh.._ Dozen__
Bread______________ Pound. .

172.2 173.4 169.4 172.6 170.2 171.4 171.4 172.2 171.8 174.6 173.8 171.0
130.9 125.5 120.1 120.1 122.8 124.2 124.8 127.5 130.9 132.2 129.5 127.5
203.4 163.0 136.6 133.2 142.5 146.6 150.7 157.2 173.3 178.1 200.7 201.7
157.4 157.4 157.4 157.4 157.4 157.4 157.4 162.3 162.3 162.3 162.3 162.3

172.2
126.2
165.8
159.0

Flour..........................
Corn meal..................
R ic e .........................
Potatoes..................: .

175.0 171.4 167.9 175.0 192.9 189.3 182.1 167.9 164.3 164.3 160.7 160.7
231.0 234.5 234.5 234.5 237.9 237.9 241.4 248.3 241.4 241.4 241.4 237.9
119.1 118.0 116.9 115.7 151.7 118.0 119.1 118.0 118.0 118.0 116.9 119.1
187.5 181.3 200.0 200.0 212.5 200.0 162.5 150.0 143.8 131.3 131.3 131.3

171.4
237.9
118.0
168.8

Sugar, granulated----- . . . d o . . . . 135.3 135.3 135.3 135.3 135.3 137.3 137.3 135.3 135.3 133.3 131.4 127.5
T e a ............................ — do___ 129.4 128.7 128.7 127.6 128.1 128.5 128.1 128.1 128.1 128.1 128.1 128.3
Coffee..... ................... — do___ 160.3 160.0 156.4 156.4 155.1 154.8 156.7 156.4 156.4 156.1 156.1 163.0

135.3
128.3
157.4

165.5 162.0 160.9 162.0 164.7 163.5 164.6 166.8 170.2 167.4 167.4 166.6

165.1.

Index number of 43.
weighted articles.*

...d o ___
. . . do.___
___do___
...d o ___

i For list of articles see Table 12.




DETAILED TABLES

163

T able 13.—R E LATIVE R E TA IL PRICES OF 23 FOOD ARTICLES IN EACH OF 39 CITIES,
1927 AND 1928, B Y M ONTH—Continued
CINCINNATI, OHIO
.1927
Article

MS
u&
®&
>^

Unit

<
Sirloin steak...............
Round steak..............
Rfb roast....................
Chuck roast...............

Pound .
—do—
—do___
—do___

158.0 158.0 160. 162.3163.2 167.1 169.3 171.4 174.0 171.0 170.1 174.0
159.6 160.6 162.0 164.9.165.4 1.2 171.6 171.2 173.6 172.1 171.6 176.0
160.2 161.3 161.3 163.9164.4 163.4 165.4 162.8 162.8 165.4 166.0 170.7
147.4 147.4 148.7 152.0152.0 151.3 152.0 148.7 150.0 152.0 153.9 157 9

166.7
168.3
163.9
151.3

Plate beef............ ......
Pork chops.................
Bacon, sliced..............
Ham, sliced— ! -------

—do___
—do___
—do___
—do—

136.4 133.1 133.9 131.4 133.9 134.7 132.2 133.9 133.9 138.1 138.1 147.5
163.6 161.2 166.5 167.5 165.5 146.6 158.7 181.6195.6 200.0 157.8 130.6
172.5 169. 169.3 LI 163.9 164.5 160.6 162.9161.8 161.4 159.8 155.8
204.6 200.4 200.4 196.5 196.1 195.1 188.3 192.2184.5 183.7 183.7 177.4

135.6
166.5
164.1
191.9

Lamb, leg o f..
Hens..............
Milk, fresh...
Butter...........

—do___
...d o___
Quart—
Pound.

205.9 206.5212.4 t.l 231.8 230.6 219.4 212.4 208.2 208.8 209.4 208.2
163.2 170.1 176.1 180.3 171.8 1.7 162.0 151.7 143.2 146.6 149.6 157.3
166. 166.3 166.3 166.3 166.3 166. 166.3 166.3 166.3 166.3 166.3 166.3
151.4 154.3 155.3 154.0 136.9 132.2 129.4 128.6 132.7 140.5 144.4 152.5

314.7
161.1
166.3
142.6

Cheese........................ — do___ 176.4 177.8 173.1168.9 171.7 171.2 170.8171.7 176.4 184.4 190.6 191.5
Lard........................... . . . do___ 125.5 121.3119.9119.9 120.6 118.4 120.6121.3 128.4 130.5 127.7 119.1
Eggs, strictly fresh__. Dozen.. 191.0 136.0 106.1102.9 100.0 101.8 122.3145.0 165.1 202. 2 233. 1 218.0
Pound. 187.5 187.5 187.5 187.5 185.4 187.5 185.4 185.4 185.4 181. 3181..3 179.2
Bread.........................

176.9
122.7
151.8
185.4

178.8 175.8175.8172.7 172.7 172.7 175.8 175.8 175.8 175.8 169.7 166.7
151.9 148.1151.9148.1 144.4 148.1 155.6 155.6 166.7 166.7 163.0 163.0
119.3 114.8115.9115.9 113.6 117.0 111.4 112.5 110.2 115.9 113.6 111.4
233.3 216.7)216.7 216.7 255.6 383.3 250.0 205.6 183.3 177.8 166.7 166.7

172.7
155.6
114.8
222.2

Flour........................ .
Corn meal................ .
Rice..........................
Potatoes...................

...d o ___
...d o ___
.—do___
.—do___

Sugar, granulated—
Tea...........................
Coffee.......................

...d o ___ 143.4 141.5! 141.5 137.7 137.7 141.5 143.4 141.5 141. 5141..5 139.6 137.7 141.5
— do___ 129.2 129.2 128.3 127.5 126.7 125. 125.8 125.8 125.8 130.7 131.8 131.8 128.2
166.0 166.4 167.6 166.4 166.0 168.0 172.3 174.6 170.3
__do___ 177.3 178.5,172.3
160.3 156.2 154.8 154.9 156.5 164.0 155.5 154.4 155.1 158.0 157.6 156.3 157.0

Index number of 4;
weighted articles.1

1928
Article

Mh

Unit

®&

Sirloin steak..
Round steak..
Rib roast____
Chuck roast...

Pound.
do___
__do___
-d o —

177.9 178.8 177.5 179.2 181.8 190.0 201.7 203.9 210.0 205.2 196.5 1.5
178.4 179.3 176.9 179.3 186.1 195.2 205.8 212.0 213.5 211.1 203.4 197.6
174.3 174.9 177.0 177.5 179.1 182.7 190.6 189.5 193.7 196.3 193.7 192.1
159.9 161.2 161.8 161.8 166.4 174.3 182.2 184.9 190.8 194.1
182.9

191.3
194.7
185.3
175.7

Plate beef.___
Pork chops.__
Bacon, sliced..
Ham, sliced.

—do___
—do___
—d o „_ .
.—do___

155.9 155.1 155.9 163.6 168.6 172.0 170.3 173.7 176.3181.4 185.6 181.4
130.1 120.4 127.2 140.3 169.4 165.5 170.4 188.8 222.8 172. 156.3 133.0
153.4 150.6 150.6 150.6 153.0 152.2 155.8 156.2 161.0160. 161.0 154.2
178.8 175.6 170.3 174.9 176.0 178.1 185.9 186.9 192.6 196.1 190.5 188.3

170.3
158.3
155.0
182.7

Lamb, leg of.............. - d o ___
Hens......................
...d o___
Milk, fresh............
Quart. _
Butter. .................
Pound.

220.6 234.1 224.7 232.4 248.8 256.5 245.3 235.9 234.1 231.2 228.2 228.8
163.2 167.1 164.1 170.5 167.9 167.1 163.2 163.2 168.4 166.2 164.1 164.5
175.0 175.0 175.0 175.0 175.0 175.0 175.0 175.0 175.0 175.0 175.0 175.0
153.0 148.8 157.9 144.9 144.7 143.6 144.2 146.8 153.5 152.2 155.8 159.5

235.3
165.8
175.0
150.4

Cheese....................... — do___
► 190.1 187.7 186.3 184.9 184.4 185.8
.2
189.2 190.1 187.7 186.3
Lard....... .... .............. ...d o___ 117.0 112.8 113.5 112.8119.1 119.9 119.1 124.8 135.5 134.0 130.5 124.8
Eggs, strictly fresh.
Dozen. 207.6 143.5 128.1 118.0132.4 131.7 137.8 150.7 173.4 179.5 208.3 192.1
Bread......................... Pound . 179.2 168.8 158.3 158.3 166.7 179.2 181.3 179.2 177.1 177.1 177.1 179.2

187.7
122.0
158.6
172.9

Flour........................ .
Com meal................ .
Rice........ ..................
Potatoes...................

— do___
;.7 166.7 163.6 166.7 175.8 178.8 178.8 175.8 1.7169.7 166.7 160.6
— do___ 163.0 163.0 166.7 166.7 166.7 170.4 174.1 170.4 170.4170.4 170.4 166.7
— do___ 106.8 108.0 108.0 108.0 106.8 106.8 110.2 113.6 113.6 111. 4 108.0 106.8
— do___ 172.2 166.7188.9 200.0 211.1 172.2 150.0 144.4 133.3127.8 127.8 127/

169.7
166.?
109.1
161. X

Sugar, granulated___ —do___ 137.7 139.6 137.7
139. 139.6 139.6 137.7 137.7 137.7 135.8 135.8
T e a .......................... . —do___ 133.5 132.7 133.5 133.5 133.5 133.0 133.0 132.8 133.0 135.0 133.3 13
Coffee________ ____ _ ...d o .__ 171.9 172.3 172.7 174.6 175.0 175.4 175.4 176.2 177.3 180.1 180.9 182.4

W .T
133. $
176.2

Index number of 43
weighted articles1.

157.5.

157.7 152.3 152.6 153.6 158.9 157.2 157.3 158.1 162.3 160.6 160.8 158.6

l For list of articles see Table 12.




164

R E T A IL PRICES, 1890 TO 1928

T able 13.—R E LATIVE R E TA IL PRICES OF 23 FOOD ARTICLES IN EACH OF 39 CITIES,
1927 A N D 1928, B Y M ON TH—Continued
CLEVELAND, OHIO
1927
Article

Unit

Sirloin steak............. .
Round steak............. .
Rib roast.....................
Chuck roast—.........—.

Pound_
...d o___
.—do___
...d o___

i.l 173.6
155.3 156.9 158.5 161.8 167.9 171.5 173.6 175.2 172.4
149.3 150.7 153.0 155.8 162.7 167.7 169.6 169.1 167.3 164. 163.6 167.3
145.8 147.4 152.1 153.2 155.3 155.3 157.9 158.4 159.5 156.3 151.6 156.3
138.0139.8 141.0 147.0 148.8 148.2 149.4 148.8 150.0 150.6 151.2 156.0

167.1
161.8
154.2
147.6

Plate beef.................. .
Pork chops..... ........... .
Bacon, sliced...............
Ham, sliced............... .

...d o___
.—do —
— do___
...d o___

117.6 115.1 114.3 118.5 120.2 121.0 118.5 119.3 121.0 127.7 126.1 135.3
170.5 168.1 177.1 176.7 171.0 161.9 168.6 188.1 207.1 207.6 170.0 149.5
178.6 176.1 176.4 173.9 171.4 169.2 167.4 165.9 163.4 162.0 161.6 158.3
164.7 164.7 163.5 165.5 162.4 159.0 154.7 153.3 151.9 151.9 149.6 147.

121.0
176.2
168.8
157.3

Lamb, leg of—
Hens...............
Milk, fresh___
Butter.............

.—do___
...d o___
Quart—
Pound.

182.9 181.3 190.2 202.1 204.1 206.7 206.7 199.5
8 188.6 185.5 182.4
184.7 181.4 184.2 191.6 182.8 171.6 169. 168.4 163.3 166.0 162.8 164.2
174.4 174.4 167.1 167.1 167.1 167.1 170.7 170.7 170.7 170.7 170.7 170.7
153.0 157.1 157.8 156.3 140.4 135.1 135.1 136.1 144.2 148.5 151.0 159.1

193.8
174.4
170.7
147.7

Cheese......................... — do___ 163.9 163.5 166.1 163.9 165.2 167.4 164.8 166.1 164.8 169.1 170.8 170.0
Lard........................... . ...d o___ 131.3 127.0 127.6 126.4 125.8 122.7 123.9 124.5 126.4 128.2 128.8 128.2
Eggs, strictly fresh—
Dozen— 172.3 132.4 105.8 102. 102.3 1.3 112.0 128.0 153.9 176.7 193. 189.5
Bread......................... . Pound. 143.6 143.6 141.8 140.0 140.0 140.0 140.0 140.0 140.0 140.0 140.0 140.0

166.5
127.0
139.1
140.0

171.9 171.9 171.9 171.9 171.9 175.0 175.0 178.1 175.0 175.0 171.9 171.9
192.9 189.3 192.9 192.9 192.9 189.3 200.0 203.6 200.0 196.4 196.4 192.9
133.3 132.2 128.7 126.4 131.0 129.9 127.6129.9 125.3 126.4 123.0 123.0
4 223.5 300.0 382.4 235.3188.2 200.0 188.2 182.4 182.4
258.8 247.1

175.0
196.4
127.6
235.3

Flour...........................
Com meal..................
Rice.............................
potatoes...... .............. .

.—do___
...d o___
.—do___
— do___

Sugar, granulated----- ...d o___ 144.4 144.4 144.4 140.7 142.6 140.7 138.9 !.9 137.0 140.7 140.7 138.9 140.7
Tea.............................. — do___ 159.2 164.4 163.2 163.6 163.6 159.4 163.2 163.2 163.6 162.4 162.4 162.4 162.6
Coffee......................... . —do___ 205.3 203.4 200.8 197.0 197.0 193.6 190.2 189.8 188.3 191.7 194.0 195.1 195.5
159.5 156.1 152.9 152.2 157.0 160.4 152.4 151.2 154.3 155.3 154.6 154.8 155.2

Index number of 43
weighted articles.1

1928
Article

Unit

Sirloin steak--.......
Round steak...........
Rib ro a st..............
Chuck roast............

Pound. 173.2 174.8 174.4 176.0 184.1 193.1 211.8 215.9 206.9 193.1 184.1 180.1
d o . . . 165.9 169.1 168.2 171.0 180.2 190.8 210.1 213.4 209.7 195.4 186.2 182.5
— do_
_ 158.9 160.5 158.4 163.7 164.7 174.2 188.4 191.6 188.9 180.5 176.3 174.7
1.0 162.7 161.4 164.5 168.7 183.1 192.2 192.8 188.0 182.5 182.5 180.7
— do_
_

189.0
187.1
173.7
176.5

Plate beef................
Pork chops.............
Bacon, sliced..........
Ham, sliced............

...d o _
_
...d o . . .
— d o --...d o .-_

137.0 143.7 149.6 152.1 157.1 160.5 167.2 166.4173.9 165.5 1.7 163.9
145.7 136.7 132.4 157.1 176.7 165.7 185.7 201.9 228.1 171.9 164.8 139.5!
156.5 155.4 151.4 148.6 153.3 154.7 158.3 161.2162.0 159.4 154.0 152.2
147.9 148.1 147.3 148.1 151.3 150.7 160.7 164.4 165.2 157.5 157.5 154.4

158.8
167.1
155.4
154.4

Lamb, leg of...........
Hens........................
Milk, fresh_______
Butter.....................

— do.__
...d o_
_
Quart—
Pound.

185.5 185.5 191.2 198.4 209.8 213.0 211.4 206.2 206.2 194.3 188.1 188.1
183.3 183.7 179.1 185.6 181.4 174.9 174.0 174.4 185.6 180.9 180.9 180.
167.1 167.1 167.1 167.1 167.1 167.1 162. 162.2 162.2 162.2 167.1 167.1
151. 147.2 154.8 143.4 144.7 142.2 144.4 148.5 152.3 150.8 152.8 156.3

197.9
180.5
165.9
149.0

Cheese.....................
Lard........................
Eggs, strictly fresh.
Bread......................

.—do_
_
— do___
Dozen.
Pound.

171.2 173.4 172.1 170.4 170.8 170.8 172.1 171.7 173.4 175.1 169.1 173.0
125.8 122.1 118.4 119.6 119.0 119.0 119.6 123.9 125.8 127.0 123.9 119.
176.4 132.9 114.9 113.4 119.2 126.2 131.5 144.9 154.8 162.1 182.5 174.
140.0 140.0 140.0 140.0 141.8 141.8 141.8 141.8 141.8 141.8 141.8 141.8

172.1
122.1
144.6
141.8

Flour.....................
Corn m eal--.........
Rice__...................
Potatoes................

— do—
-d o .-.
— do—
.--d o .--

168.8 168.8 168.8 168.8 181.3 181.3 184.4 178.1 175.0 168.8 162.5 159.4
189.3 192.9 200.0 200.0 196.4 200.0 214.3 210.7 203.6 207.1 192.9200.0
121.8 121.8 119.5 119.5 118.4 116.1 117.2 118.4 116.1 116.1 109.2110.3
182.4 182.4 211.8 217.6 217.6 194.1 129.4 129.4 135.3 135.3 129.4129.4

171.9
200.0
117.2
164.7

Sugar, granulated___ —do—- 140.7 140.7 140.7 140.7 142.6 140.7 142.6 140.7 140.7 138.9 133.3 133.3
Tea............................ - d o — 157.4 160.0 160.0 160.0 160.0 162.0 162.0 162.0 164.4 163.6 161.4 161.8
_ 191.7 191.7 195.1 195.1 196.6 196.6 198.1 1.1 195.8 198.1 194.7 194.3
Coffee......................... ..d o _

138.9
161.2
195.5

Index number of 43
weighted articles.1

153.5

152.7 149.5 150.8 152.2 155.8 154.3 153.5 155.4 157.5 154.2 153.7 152.1

1fror list of articles see Table 12.




1

D E T A IL E D

165

TABLES

TABLE 13.—RELATIVE R E TA IL PRICES OF 23 FOOD ARTICLES IN EACH OF 39 CITIES,
1927 A ND 1928, BY M ONTH—Continued
DALLAS, TEX.
S
h
O
Sept. 15

Mar. 15

1927

C jL
3 ,
U$

Lamb, leg of................
Hens________________
Milk, fresh__________
Butter..........................

— do___
__ do___
Quart—
P ound..

200.0 200.0 203.6 210.0 200.5 200.5 210.0 203.6 196.4 199.5195.9 200.0
179.1 174.3 174.3 175.4 170.1 168.4 169.5 164.2 164.2 lfi9.5 171.7 175.9
126.2 126.2 126.2 126.2 106.8 106.8 126.2 126.2126.2 126.2 126.2 126.2
148.4 146.1146.1 142.7131.5 128.4131.0 130.7135.7 144.3 147.7 149.7

201.8
171.7
123.3
140.1

Cheese.........................
Lard.............................
Eggs, strictly fresh----Bread...........................

— do___ 188.0 188.5|187.0 185.0184.5 184.5185.5 184.0194.5 191.5 194.0 193.5
— do------ 139.6 129.0 125.4 128.4130.8 129.0132.5 138.5137.9 141.4 135.5 137.3
Dozen__ 165.8 122.2 98.2 101.4 97.5 96.1107.7 124.3151.4 162.7 171.8 198.6
Pound— 175.9 175.9 175.9 175.9 175.9 175.9175.9 175.9 175.9 175.9 175.9 175.9

188.5
133.7
133.1
175.9

Flour............................
Corn meal->................
Rice__..........................
Potatoes____________

...d o ___
— do___
— do___
__ do____

166.7
151.7
126.9
245.5

Dec. 15

139.2
169.2
123.9
184.6

Nov. 15

130.0 133.8 137.7 137.7 134.6 139.2 140.8 136.2 142.3 142.3 146.2 146.2
166.4 163.1 167.3 167.3 167.3 165.4 167.3 166.4 174.8 182.7 170.6 170.6
118.6 117.0 125.3 126.3 122.9 120.5 120.5 122.9 125.0 127.4 130.1 130.1
187.5 189.4 192.6 192.6 191.3 184.6 184.6 183.6 180.7 176.2176.8 173.6

Oct. 15

— do____
— do____
— do____
__ do____

Aug. 15

Plate beef....................
Pork chops__________
Bacon, sliced—............
Ham, sliced_________

July 15

166.4
166.2
145.1
142.9

June 15

159.6 161.4 164.6 165.9 166.4 167.3 170.9 169.1 165.5 170.0 169.5 168.2
160.8 160.3 163.2 163.2 165.7il69.1 169.6 167.2 167.6 171.6 166.7 166.7
145.1 147.7 141.0 140.5 140.0 145.1 148.7 174.7 143.1 143.1 149.7 147.7
139 9 141 1 138.0 137.4 135.6 142.9 144.2 145.4 146.6 144.2 147.2 149.1

M
ay 15

Pound..
. . . do___
...d o -----__ do____

Apr. 15

Sirloin steak-..............
Round steak...........—
Rib roast........ .............
Chuck roast_________

Feb. 15

Unit

Jan. 15

Article

166.7 166.7 166.7 166.7160.6 166.7166.7 166.7 166.7 166.7 166.7 166.7
144.8 148.3 148.3 144.8148.3 151.7,155.2 155.2155.2 158.6 155.2 158.6
128.0 133.3 122.6 126.9 126.9 128.0122.6 124.7 125.8 132.3 129.0 126.9
231.8 236.4 231.8 240.9281.8 295.5 268.2 254.5 227.3 218.2 222.7 227.3

Sugar, granulated....... — do___ 139.7 139.7 139.7 137. J 141.4 137.9^141.4 137.9!l37.9 137.9 139.7 137.9 139.7
Tea............................... ...d o ___ 159.2 159.2 160.1 158.3 159.1 160.0158.8 161.2160. 6 161.2 161.6 161.2 160.0
Coffee........................... — do____ 164.3 164.3jl62.7 160.5 158.3 158.3 157.2 154. 5|155.6 155.6 155.6 157.5 158.6
155.4 152.6jl51.5 151.7150.7 151.6152.9 152.5jl53.6 155.2 156.2 158.2 153.6

Index number of 43
weighted articles.1

1928
Article

Unit

Sirloin steak. _......... .
Round steak............ .
Rib roast...... ............
Chuck roast............. .

Pound.
_
...d o _
...d o _
_
...d o —

173.1 175.3 179.4 183.
1.7 193.7 1.7 195.5 195.5 196.4 199.6 197.8
169.1 171. 182.8 182.8 192.2 194.1 199.0 199.0 202.5 199.5 199.5 202.0
150. 152.3 166.7 165.6 172.3 173.8 172.3 179.5 179.0 186.2 186.7 188.7
152.1 153.4 160.7 167.5 168.7 175.5
7 174.2 176.7 184.0 192.6 182.8

189.7
191.7
172.8
171.2

Plate beef..................
Pork chops................
Bacon, sliced.............
Ham, sliced..............

...d o —
...d o _
_
— do_
_
_-do.__

150.0 150.0 150.8 155.4 163.8 164.6 167.7 170.0 171.5185.4 184.6 177.7
157.0 152.8 147.2 152.8 170.6 164.0 168.7 176.2 179.4177.1 176.2167.8
122.9 119.1 122.1 123.1 122.1 118.1 115.4 115.4 120.2.123.7 125.3 125.3
171.1 172.3 170.7 173.0 174.3 176.8 180.4 179.1 182.6183. 185.5181.4

166.2
165.9
121.0
177.5

Lamb, leg of__..........
Hens...................... .
Milk, fresh.................
Butter........................

— do—
...d o .„
Quart..
Pound.

200.5 197.3 198. 206.3 208.6 202.7 203.6 212.7 205.0 213.6 206.3 203.6
173.3 173.8 172.7 173.8 172.2 174.3 174.9 176.5 173.3182.4 187.7 180.7
126.2 126.2 123.3 119.4 119.4 119.4 119.4 119.4 126.2 126.2 126.2 126.2
153.1 150.0 152.1 149.2 147.7 145.6 145.6 148.2 151.8152.9 153.1 156.

205.0
176.5
123.3
150.5

Cheese......................
Lard.........................
Eggs, strictly fresh..
Bread.................... .

—do—
...d o_
_
Dozen—
Pound_

197.0 195.0 191.5 187.0 190.0 190.0 192.5 192.5 190.0189.5 191.0 192.0
135.5 130.8 129.0 126.6 125.4 125.4 124.9 127.2 128.41123.7 123.7 123.1
195.1 125.4 112.7 111.3 118.7 122.9 129.6 134.2 152.5-170.8 1.4 208.5
174.1 172.2 172.2 172.2 172.2 172.2 172.2 172.2 172.2 170.4 172.2 172.2

191.5
127.2
147.5
172.2

Flour........................
Corn m e a l...............
Rice__.......................
Potatoes....................

—do—
—do_
_
,__do—
—do_
_

166.7 169.7 1.7 '.7 169.7 >.7 166.7 >.7 160.6 157. 160.6 163.6
155.2 151.7 151.7 148.3 158.6 155.2 155.2 165.5 165.5 158.6 158.6 158.6
132.3 128.0 124.7 121.5 123.7 121.5 121.5 128.0 126.9 124.7 128.0 128.0
209.1 200.0 222.7 218.2 218.2 204.5 181.8 190.9 200.0 200.0 195.5 195.5

166.7
158.6
125.8
204.5

Sugar, granulated___ —do___ 137.9 137.9 131.0 134.5 134.5 134.5 136.2 131.0 132.8 131.0 129.3 129.3
T e a „ ......................... —do— 160. 160.6 158.3 158.0 159.7 158.2 156.4 156.5 157.1 154.3 157.1 157.1
Coffee........................ ...d o_
_ 157.2 157.2 155.9 156.7 156.4 158.3 158. 158.9 160.5 161.0 161.9 161.9

132.8
157.9
158.6

156.8 151.3 151.5 151.8 153.8 152.7 152.1 154.3 157.4 157.9 159.9 160.3

155.1

Index number of 43.
weighted articles.!

i For list of articles see Table 12,




166

RETAIL PRICES, 1890 TO 1928

T able 13.—R E LATIVE R E TA IL PRICES OF 23 FOOD ARTICLES IN EACH OF 39 CITIES,
1929 A N D 1928, B Y M ON TH—Continued
DENVER, COLO.
1927
t£I—
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Unit

Article

PR
Sirloin steak __
Round steak __
Rib roast........
Chuck roast...

Pound.
,__do___
...d o ...
. ..d o ...

138.3 140.4 139.6 143.0 148.1 153.2 155.7 151.1 151.1 148.5 146.4 149.8
139.7 142.1 142.1 142.1 153.1 157.4 161.2 156.9 153.1 143.5 150.2 154.5
139.5 140.1 137.8 141.3 145.9 152.9 151.2 148.8 147.1 144.2 148.3 154.1
123.5 126.1 123.5 128.1 133.3 137.3 139.2 136.6 135.3 132.7 131.4 137.9

147.2
149.8
145.9
132.0

Plate beef.......
Pork chops---Bacon, sliced. _
Ham, sliced. . .

...d o ...
. ..d o ...
. ..d o ...
.__do__.

120.0 121.1 120.0 120.0 126.3 128.4 126.3 128.4 128.4 130.5 131. 138.9
172.8 164.1 172.8 171.8 169.2 158.5 160.5 179.0 191.8 195.9 180.0 157.4
176.7 175. 177.7 169.3 171.0 165.0 163.3 163.3 167.1 163.6 160.4 158.0
190.1 187.4 190.7 189.1 190.1 183.8 176.8 171.5 170.9 170.5 172.5 174.8

126.3
172.8
167.5
180.8

Lamb, leg o f..
Hens...............
Milk, fresh—
Butter_______

. .. d o . . .
... d o . . .
Quart..
Pound.

214.6 215.9 216.5 226.8 230.5 230.5 230.5 225.6 224.4 220.7 220.7 218.3
158.1 158.6 164.0 168.5 162. 144.8 149.3 144.8 145.8 138.4 140.4 139.9
142.9 142.9 142.9 142.9 142.9 142.9 142.9 142.9 142.9 142.9 142.9 142.9
143.4 143.2 145.6 145.0 129.0 125.5 120.9 117.2 129.5 136.5 137.3 145.6

223.2
151.2
142.9
134.9

Cheese..........................
Lard........................—Eggs, strictly fresh----Bread...........................

...d o ...
...d o ...
Dozen..
Pound.

144.4 145.2 146.7142.9 142.5 141.0 141.0142.1 145.2 149.4151.0 153.6
125.9 123.5 125.3122.8 121.0 117.9 118.5117.3 117. 122.2! 122.2 119.1
127.2 170.6180.3 176.
163.8 115. 3104.4! 96.3 93.8 90.9 103.411'
150.0 150.0 150.0,150.0 150.0 150.0 146.3 148.1 148.1 148.1148.1 148.1

145.6
121.0
128.4
148.1

Flour...........................
Corn meal---------------Rice.............................
Potatoes......................

...d o ...
...d o ...
...d o ...
...d o ...

165.4 165.4 165.4 165.4
161.5 161.5 161.5; 165.4 161.5 169.2 >.2
176.0 172.0 176.0,172.0 176.0 176.0 180.0 180.0 176.0 176.0 180.0 180.0
122.1 119.8 117.4:117.4 115.1 112. 117.4 115.1 114.0 112.8 110.5 110.5
271.4 250.0 242.9|257.1 335.7 507.1 328.6 228.6 178.6 142.9 150.0 150.0

165.4
176.0
115.1
257.1

Sugar, granulated------ . . . d o . . .
T e a ............................ .. . d o . . .
Coffee......................... . .. . d o . . .

145.5 141.8 140. o! 138.2 140.0 145.5 143.6 141.8 141.8 141.8 140.0 136.4 141.8
129.7 130.7 130.3 130.7 130.7 130.3 130.3 131.1 128.8 133.1 131.8 127.3 130.5
174.1 172.4 170.7168.4 168.4 167.3 167.3 166.3 166.3 162.9 164. 168.0 168.0

Index number of 43
weighted articles.1

144.0 139.3 138.5 138.8 141.0 147. 139.8 136.0 136.3 138.8 140.0 141.0 140.2
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Sirloin steak...
Round steak...
Rib roast........
Chuck roast—

Pound..
...d o ___
...d o ___
...d o ___

154.9 156.6 158.3 157.4 165.1 173.2 183.0 186.4 186.4 183.4 173.2 167.2
156.5 160.8 163.6 164.1 172.2 180.4 190.4 190.0 190.0 190.9 178.0 169.9
156.4 159.3 160.5 162.2 177.3 181.4 189.0 190.7 191.3 184.3 176.7 175.6
139.9 145.1 147.1 147.1 155.6 165.4 176.5 179.1 179.7 177.8 171.2 168.0

170.6
175.6
175.6
162.7

Plate beef.......
Pork chops___
Bacon, sliced..
Ham, sliced....

...d o ___
...d o ....
...d o ___
...d o ___

143.2 143.2 146.3 147.4 151.6 167.4 169.5 168.4 174.7 184.2 182.1 173.7
148.7 141.5 132.3 148.7 173.8 165.6 175.4 197.4 221.5 187.2 175.9 158.5
155.8 155.5 151.9 148.1 149.5 149.8 148.4 158.0 157.2 158.0 151.9 148.1
174.2 171.9 170.2 169.5 171.2 175.2 178.1 178.8 181.5 180.5 176.5 173.5

163.2
168.7
152.7
175.2

Lamb, leg o f..
Hens............—
Milk, fresh___
Butter.. .........

— do___
. . . do—
Quart...
Pound..

214.0 212.8 222.6 226.8 231.7 237.2 236.0 233.5 224.4 223.2 211.6 210.4
145.8 149.8 151.7 162.1 160.6 149.8 149.3 153.2 150.7 155.7 155.2 156.7
142.9 142.9 142.9 142.9 142.9 142.9 142.9 142.9 142.9 142.9 142.9 142.9
143.7 141.0 137.5 134.0 136.2 134.3 130.0 132.7 141.0 140.8 143.4 145.6

223.8
153.2
142.9
138.3

Cheese. .................... ...d o ___
Lard......................... — do___
Eggs, strictly fresh__ Dozen__
Bread........................ Pound..

152.1 152.5 150.2 151.3 151.0 149.8 154.4 153.3 155.2 155.9 151.3 152.5
117.3 112.3 109.9 108.0 110.5 113.0 115.4 114.8 119.1 121.0 119.1 117.3
165.6 98.8 97.2 97.8 103.4 105.3 114.1 120.9 134.1 155.9 177.5 183.1
153.7 151.9 150.0 151.9 150.0 148.1 150.0 150.0 146.3 142.6 142.6 142.6

152.5
114.8
129.4
148.1

Flour.........................
Corn meal____ ____ _
Rice.......................... .
Potatoes................... .

169.2 169.2 169.2 173.1 176.9 173.1 173.1 161.5 157.7 153.8 153.8 150.0
180.0 180.0 180.0 184.0 184.0 188.0 180.0 180.0 180.0 180.0 180.0 180.0
107.0 108.1 108.1 103.5 103.5 104.7 104.7 104.7 107.0 103.5 105.8 104.7
150.0 142.9 192.9 207.1 171.4 171.4 171.4 114.3 100.0 107.1 121.4 128.6

165.4
180.0
105.8
150.0

Sugar, granulated___ — do___ 138.2 136.4 136.4 136.4 138.2 140.0 136.4 140.0 138.2 132.7 134.5 134.5
T e a ........................... ...d o ___ 132.4 131.4 131.8 131.6 132.4 132.6 132.6 132.6 132.6 132.6 132.6 132.2
Coffee...................... . ...d o ___ 168.4 168.4 168.7 170.1 168.0 169.0 169.0 170.7 170.1 170.1 170.4 169.0

136.4
132.2
169.4

Index number of 43 ................ 140.7 134.6 135.5 137.2 138.8 139.1 140.3 139.1 140.7 141.6 142.8 142.6
weighted articles.1

139.5

...d o ___
__.do___
...d o ___
...d o ....

1 Jo. list of articles see Table 12.




I

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DETAILED TABLES
Mar. 15
_______ ___________

T able 13.—RELATIVE R E TA IL PRICES OF 23 FOOD ARTICLES IN EACH OF 39 CITIES,
1927 A ND 1928, BY M ONTH—Continued
DETROIT, MICH.

Sept. 15

1927

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Lamb, leg of................
Hens...........................
Milk, fresh..................
Butter______________

— do___
— do___
Quart—
Pound..

227.5 226.3 235.9 247.9252.1 253.3 249.1 342.7 232.9 234.1 227.5 226.9
192.2 195.6 196.6199.0194.2 185.4 180.6 179.1 178.2 177.2 181.6 179.6
169.0 166.7 166.7|l66.7166.7 166.7 166.7 166.7 166.7 166.7 166.7 166.7
160.0 162.4 162.7162.4145.1 143.2 140.5 140.3 149.5 153.5 154.3 161.6

238.3
186.4
166.7
153.0

Cheese.........................
Lard.............................
Eggs, strictly fresh___
Bread...........................

— do—
— do.......
Dozen_
Pound..

184.4 183.0 178.8179.7^179.2 182.5 181.6 184.4 185.8 190.1 192.9 194.3
121.6 118.5 117.3117.3115.4 116.0116.7 116.7 119.8 120.4 119.1 118.5
186.0 153.8 107.3 104.8108.9 108.9 114.6 130.3 152.2 172.9 201.6 200.0
150.0 151.8 151.8:150.0 150.0 150.0 151.8 151.8 151.8 148.2 148.2 146.4

184.9
117.9
145.2
150.0

Flour................ ..........
Corn meal....................
Rice.............................
Potatoes......................

— do.......
— do.......
...d o .......
...d o ___

174.2 174.2 174.2 174.2167.7 171.0 174.2 174.2 174.2 171.0 164.5 171.0
210.7 203.6 207.1 207.1 214.3 217.9 232.1 214.3 214.3 217.9 207.1 200.0
146.4 144.0 142.9144.0144.0 139.3'141.7 140.5 140.5 135.7 135.3 133.3
220.0 193.3 193.3 193.3 273.3 393.3j246.7 193.3 193.3 173.3 166.7 166.7
|

171.0
210.7
140.5
220.0

Apr. 15

i

Dec. 15

133.0
195.9
210.3
223.4

Nov. 15

— do____ 131.3 128.6 127.7 130.4 129.5 128.6 131.3 134.8 136.6 135.7134.8 144.6
. —do___ 195.9 190.3 194.9 197.9 192.3 179.0 183.1 206.7 229.7 228.2190.3 164.6
...d o ___ 218.9 216.7 216.7 214.6,216.3 212.9 206.9 206.9 208.2 205.6 203.4 194.4
...d o ___ 233.7 233.3 230.7 234. l|230.7 225.3 223.4 223.8 213.8 214.6 209.2 209.2

Oct. 15

Plate beef....................
Pork chops..................
Bacon, sliced...............
Ham, sliced.................

Aug. 15

174.8
182.3
164.6
160.3

July 15

167.1 166.3 166.7 169.5 172.4 172.0 178.5 180.1 182.1 180.5 178.5 182.9
170.7 173.2 175.3 179.3 181.8 182.3 185.9 191.4 189.9 188.4 184.8 187.4
153.8 159.0 158.5 161.5 164.1 166.7 167.7 168.7 168.2 168.2,165.6 171.8
150.3 152.3 152.3 154.3 157.0 158.3 162.3 166.2 166.2 168.2167.5 170.9

June 15

Pound..
...d o ___
...d o ___
...d o ___

May 15

Sirloin steak................
Round steak................
Rib roast......................
Chuck roast.................

Feb. 15

Unit

Jan. 15

Article

Sugar, granulated....... — do___ 144.2 144.2 146.2 144.2144.2 144.2144.2 144.2 144.2 144.2 142.3 142.3 144.2
T ea:............ ................ ...d o ___ 170.9 170.9 170.4 170.4 173.7 174.4174.4 174.4 172.1 172.1 168.6 167.9 171.6
Coffee.......................... — do___ 174.4 172.0 173.41171.0171.0 167.9 165.5 164.8 163.1 162.5 164.8 165.5 167.9
Index number of 43 ................ 166.6 162.9 160.2,160.3 164.8 170.3,161.7 160.2 163.1 163.4 162.7 162.4j 163.3
weighted articles.1

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1928
Article

Unit

Sirloin steak..
Round steak.
Rib roast...... .
Chuck roast..

Pound.
...d o___
...do___
...do___

183.7 187.0 188.2 >.4 193.5 202.0 211.0 217.5 218.3 210.6 207.3 203.7
188.9 193.9 192.4 194.9 201! 5 208.1 218.2 224.2 228.3 222.7 216.2 212.1
171.8 175.9 171.8 177.4 183.1 186.2 192.8 197.4 197.9 193.3 191.8
7
172.8 174.8 173.5 177.5 182.8 193.4 201.3 207.3 209.9 208.6 202.0 197.4

201.2
208.6
185.6
192.1

Plate beef____
Pork chops___
Bacon, sliced..
Ham, sliced_
_

...d o ___
...d o___
...d o___
...d o .....

151.8 148.2 150.0 152.7 156.3 167.9 174.1 179.5 183.9 178.6 176.8 172.3
161.5 144.1 142.1 163.6 193.-3 1.2 202.6 226.7 251.3 208.7 191.3 162.6
196.1 194.4 192.7 189.3 191.4 189.7 197.9 199.1.202.6 197.9 197.4 188.8
209.2 207.7 206.5 203.4 204.6 206.5 220.7 228.7j233.0 230.7 228.7 223.4

166.1
186.7
194.8
216.9

Lamb, leg of.
Hens__...........
Milk, fresh...
Butter...........

...d o .....
...d o___
Quart...
Pound..

226.9 231.7 232.9 246.1256.3 273.7 263.5 246.7.246.7 237.1234.7 229.3
191.7 188.8 189.8 192.2 190.8,187.9 185.9 187.9,197.1 192.7 191.7 195.6
166.7 166.7 166.7 166.7 166.7 166.7 166.7 166.71166.7 166.7 166.7 166.7
157.6 153.5 159.7 146.5 147.3144.1 146.8 148.4 154.1 152.7 158.1 161.9

243.7
191.3
166.7
152.4

Lard......... ..............
Eggs, strictly fresh.
Bread......................

...do......
...do___
Dozen...
Pound*..

193.4 191.0 191.5188.7 183.5 180.2 187.3 187.3 190.1186.3 183.5 185.8
115.4 111.1 106.8108.6 111.1 111.1 113.0114.2117.3118.5 116.7 113.0
188.9 138.9 122.0116.2 122.9 126.8 137.9148.4159.9 170.1188.9 191.7
144.6 144. 142.9142.9 144.6 144.6 146.4146.4|144.6144.6,146.4 144.6

187.3
113.0
151.0
144.6

Flour.......................
Corn meal...............
Rice........................
Potatoes...................

...do......
...do......
...do......
—do......

164.5 161.3 164.5'164.5171. 174.2 171.0.167.7158.1151.6 148.4 148.4
214.3 210.7 217.9:217.9214.3 217.9 217.9 217.9 217.9 217.9 214.3 214.3
136.9 136. 135.7jl33.3135.7 135.7 135.7132.1133.3128.6,132.1 132.1
166.7 160.0 193.3193.3166.7 146.7 120.0.126.7 120.0,106.7100.0 100.0

161.3
217.9
134.5
140.0

Sugar, granulated___ —do— 140.4 142.3 142.3140.4142.3 142.3 144.2140.4138.5136.5 134.6134.6
Tea............................ —do— 170.7 173.7 173.7 173.7174.1 173.7 173. 7175.8 173.2 172. 7171.6 171.6
Coffee........................ —do___ 163.5 160.4 162.8 163. l '163.5 165.2 166.9167.2170.3169.3166. 6166.6

140.4
173.2
165.5

Index number of 43
weighted articles.1

160.2

161.1 156.3 157.7158.0,160.0 158.3 160.0162.7165.0 162.11162.2 160.5

1For list of articles see Table 12,




168

RETAIL PRICES, 1890 TO 1928

T able 13.—R ELATIVE R E TA IL PRICES OF 23 FOOD ARTICLES IN EACH OF 39 CITIES,
1927 AND 1928, BY M ON TH—Continued
FALL RIVER, MASS.
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Pound— 177 9 177.9 177.9 178.5 182.9 183.5 196.8 195.0 192.1 195.0 192.4 199.7
do....... 169.4 170.9 168.7 173.9 176.9 174.3 187.3 185.4 184.3 183.2 186.6 191.0
Round steak................
Rib roast...................... ...d o ....... 133.6 133.6 137.1 137.5 140.5 140.5 147.0 148.3 144.8 146.6 145.7 152.6
Chuck roast_________ ...d o ___ 126.5 126.0 126.0 128.2 130.9 131.5 139.2 138.7 139.8 140.3 140.9 142.5

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187.4
179.5
142.2
134.3

Plate beef___________
Pork chops__________ Pound._ 173.1 170.3 175.0 177.4 175.9 166.5,167.0 174.5 186.3 197.6 175.0 163.2 175.0
Bacon, sliced............... ...d o ___ 177.6 174.9 176.1 174.1 174.9 174.9 172.2 171.0 169.0 171.8 168.2 165.9 172.5
Ham, sliced_________ ...d o ___ 182.9 179.4 181.6 181.6 181.6 180.6 175.5 173.9 170.6 170.6 170.0 171.6 176.8
Lamb, leg of................
Hens________________
Milk, fresh__________
Butter _____________

...d o ___ 208.1 204.5 208.1 209.6 214.1 223.2 221.2 213.6 209.6 206.6 205.1 206.6
__ do____ 174.9 174.9 174.9 178.1 170.9 172.9 169.6 172.9 176.9 176.5 176.5 171.7
Quart... 155.6 155.6 155.6 155.6 155.6 155.6 155.6 166.7 166.7 166.7 166.7 166. 7
Pound _ _ 152.8 154.2 156.1 157.7 143.6 141.2 137.9 140.7 142.5 147.4 145.8 148.0

211.1
174.1
160.0
147.4

Cheese.........................
Lard.............................
Eggs, strictly fresh----Bread_______________

...d o ----- 165.1 167.2 166.8 168.1 168.1 167.2 167.2 171.9 171.9 173.2 171.1 172.8
. —do....... 123.2 121.9 119.9 119.9 119.9 120.5 119.9 119.9 124.5 125.2 123.8 121.9
Dozen__ 177.4 145.0 116.3 102.9 107.0 105.5 119.7 135.3 164.7 183.7 206.5 211.8
Pound— 148.4 148.4 148.4 143.5 148.4 148.4 148.4 148.4 146.8 145.2 145.2 145.2

169.4
121.9
148.1
146.8

Flour...........................
Corn m ea l..................
R ice._.........................
Potatoes......................

...d o .......
— do___
— do.......
...d o -----

178.8 175.8 175.8 172.7 172.7 175.8 175.8 175.8 169.7 169.7 166.7 169.7
185.7 191.4 191.4 188.6 188.6 191.4 194.3 191.4 194.3 188.6 191.4 194.3
118.0 118.0 116.0 115.0 111.0 106.0 108.0 110.0 111.0 108.0 106.0 107.0
205.3 200.0 189.5 178.9 221.1 300.0 189.5 147.4 152.6 163.2 157.9 163.2

172.7
191.4
111.0
189.5

Sugar, granulated....... ...d o ----- 138.9 137.0 135.2 133.3 133.3 137.0 135.2 133.2 133.3 135.2 133.3 131.5 135.2
Tea.............................. ...d o ....... 138.5 138.5 137.6 144.3 144.3 144.3 144.3 144.3 144.3 144.3 144.1 143.0 142.8
Coffee— ..................... ...d o ....... 157.6 157.0 156.4 155.2 148.5 149.1 147.0 147.6 147.9 147.0 147.9 148.2 150.9
Index number of 43 ................ 157.6 154.2 151.4 149.5 152.6 156.3 151.2 151.9 154.6 157.7 158.5 159.7 154.6
weighted articles.1
1928
Article

Unit

199.7 201.2 199J7 201.2 204.4 204.4 218.8 221.2 230.6 218.5
206.8
195.5 194.4 19474 194.4 198.9197.0213.4 221.6 225.7 220.5 210.8 210.4
154.7 153.4 153.4 155.6 156.0156.0173.3 178.9 175.9 178.9 171. 165.9
150.8 151.9 147.5 150.8 151.9,154.7174.6 174.0 182.9 180.7 165.2 167.4

209.4
206.3
164.7
163.0

_
Plate beef.......... ....... .—do_
_ 144.3 135.4 137.7 150.5 165.6 167.5 179.7 186.3 196.7 187.7 170.8 143.
Pork chops................ -.d o _
—d o ..- 166.7 162.0 163.1 165.1 164.7 165.1 165.5 163.5 166.7 167.5 164.7 160.4
Bacon, sliced_______
Ham, sliced............ . —do_
_ 164.8 161.9 161.3 165.8 164.2162.6 166.1 166.1 170.3 171. 169.7 168.7

163.7
164.7
166.1

Sirloin steak.-......... . Pound.
_
Round steak_______ ...d o _
d o ._ .
Rib roast...................
_
Chuck roast________ ..d o _

Lamb, leg of..............
Hens......................... .
Milk, fresh............... .
Butter_____________

. . d o ...
..d o _
_
Quart—
£ound.

204.5 205.6 203.5 214.
176.1 172.1 173.3 175.
166.7 166.7 1.3 163.
152.8 152.0 153.1 152.

221.2 227. 220.2 214.6 216.7 205.1 209.6 204.0
178.9 183.4 178.5 184. 185.4 183.0 178.1 176.9
155.6 152.2 152.2 163.3 163.3 163.3 163.3 163.
152.3 149.9 150.7 153.7 156.4 155.8 155.3 157.5

212.1
178.9
161.1
153.7

Cheese...................... . „ do___ 177.9 178.3 176.6 179.6 177.0 176.2 176.6 178.3 178.3 180.9 177.9 177.0
Lard______________ —do_
_ 120.5 115.9 111. 3 109.9 114.6 117.9 117.9 119.2 127.8 127.2 123.2 117.2
Eggs, strictly freshDozen.. 165.4 134.4 111. 1 103.1 112.0 120.0 128.1 150.7 162.3 184.1 194.0 190.4
Bread—.................
Pound. 143.5 141.9140.3 140.3 140.3 140.3 140.3 143.5 141.9 141.9 141.9 145.2

177.9
118.5
146.4
141.9

Flour......................... — do —
172.7 172.7 172.7 172.7 178.8 181.8 178.8 175.8 175.8 172.7 169.7 i.7
Corn meal................. —do_
_ 197.1 197.1 200.0 200.0 200.0 200.0 197.1 202.9 202.9 205.7 202.9 211.4
Rice......... ................. __d o . . . 113.0 113.0 112.0 110.0 111.0 112.0 112.0 107.0 112.0 108.0 108.0 112.0
Potatoes.................... —d o . . . 163.2 168.4 194.7 184.2 168.4 131.6 115.8 94.7 94.7 100.0 100.0 94.7

175.8
202.9
111.0
136.8

Sugar, granulated___ —do_
_ 133.3 135.2 133.3 131.5 131.5 133. 131.5 131.5 129. 125.9 125.9 125.9
Tea....................... .
—do.__ 134.6 137.3 136.7 131.7 131.7 131.7 131.7 134. 133.9 131.9 133.0 131.7
Coffee...... ................. —do_
_ 150.9 150.9 150.0 149.7 150.9 153.0 152.7 153.3 153.0 154.2 153.3 153.3

131.5
133.5
152.1

Index number of 43
weighted articles.1

154.1

155.9 152.6 151.1 151.1 151.8 148.8 150.6 154.4 157.6 158.8 157.6 156.6

1 For list of articles see Table 12.




169

DETAILED TABLES

T able 13.—RELATIVE R E TA IL PRICES OF 23 FOOD ARTICLES IN EACH OF 39 CITIES,
1927 A N D 1928, B Y M ONTH—Continued
INDIANAPOLIS, IND.

1927
Article

Unit
r®

Sirloin steak..
Round steak..
Rib roast......
Chuck roast—

Pound.
—
do__
...do—
...do__

Plate beef___
Pork chops ...
Bacon, sliced..
Ham, sliced—
Lamb, leg of_.
Hens............
Milk, fresh....
Butter..........

.—do —

...do—
...do—
...do__
...do__
...do__
Quart..
Pound.
...do—
...do—
Dozen.
Pound_
...do—
...do__
...do__
...do—

Lard.
Eggs, strictly fresh__
Bread......................
Flour..................... .
Corn meal________
Rice...................... .
Potatoes................. .
Sugar, granulated__
Tea................... ...
Coffee....................

.do..
.do..
.do..

Index number of 43
weighted articles.1

a

a
_!

160.2 150.2 149.8 152.6 157.0 159.0 161. J 164.9164.5 165.3 170.9 160.2
166.4 164.3 165.1 164.7 164.7
153.6 153.6 154.0 157.9 163.0 166.0
164.2 167.0 165.3 165.3 168.8 171.0 172.! 172.7175.0 169.9 165.9 167.0
155.3 155.3 155.3 155.3 156.0 159.1 157.: 158.5,159.1 161.6 159.7 159.7
3.
128.7 132.0 129.5 134.4 132.8
129.5 129.5 128.7 1 0 128.7 132.0
171.1193.4 196.7 160.2 144.5
159.7 155.5 159.7 164.0 163.0 152.6
151.7 150.7 153.1 150.0 147.6 143.9
144.2143.9 148.6 150.0 143.2
171.0171.7 174.3 167.8 166.8
187.3 186.0 186.0 187.3 183.4 178.8
214.6197.0 190.9 197.0 197.0
198.0 198.0 206.1 218.7 212.1 214.6
172.0173.5 172.5 164.9 164.9
189.6 176.3 176.3 181.5 177.7 171.6
150.0 150.0 150.0 150.0 150.0 150.0
150.0 150.0 150.0 150.0 150.0
134.0,138.8 145.2 148.7 156.6
158.0 158.2 159.3 156.4 140.7 135.9
176.3178.7184.8 184.4 185.3
182.0 182.0 180.1 175.4 179.1176.3
111.3 115.2|118.5 115.9 115.2
1
115.9 115.9 115.2,112.6 1 1. 9,108.6
117.4 132.3:179.4 201.4 206.0
179.1 140.1 101.4 98. 98.9 94.3
158.8 158.8158.8 158.8 158.8
158.8 158.8 158.8158.8 158.8158.8
. '171.9 171.91171.9
171.9171.9171.9 175.0 171.9
175.0 171.9 175 O
161.5 161.5165.4 161.5 161.5
161.5 161.5 161.5157.7 157.7,161.5
116.3115.2.117.4 117.4 114.1
123.9 123.9 121.7116.3 115.2117.4
231.3 200.0 193.8.187.5 275.0.400.0
206.3187.5 175.0 168.8 168.8
136.2 134.5 134.5131.0 131.0131.0
1 2 9 .3 1 3 1 .0 '1 2 9 .3 129.3 127.6
1 46.5 142 .21 42 . 2 142.8 145.5
146.5 146.5 148.0146.5 145.8146.5
155.4 155.7 155. 7 156.7 156.1
166.2 163.9 161.0160.0 157.7jl57.4
154.8 149.9 147.4 147.4 152.4:158.5 150.1 147.8,148.9,151.9 151.4|150.9

b rH
C
|j
L
us
t> *
<

159.0
161.7
168.8
157.9
130.3
164.9
147.6
178.2
204.5
174.4
150.0
147.1
180.1
113.9
137.9
158.8
171.9
161.5
118.5
218.8
131.0
145.5
158.4
150.8

1928
Unit

Article

— do----.—do----Quart—
Pound..

168.5 166.9 166.1 174.5 180.9 185.7196.8198.4 200.4 187.6 186.9 184.5
170.2 S 171.1 174.5 183.4 190.2 203.4201.3 205.1 194.5 188.9 186.4
.5
176.7 172.2 173.3 180.7 186.9 192.0 198.9 207.4 204.5 200.6 198.3 194.3
181.1 184.3191.8 201.3 200.6 192.5 193.7 190.6
169.2 166.0 166.7
139.3 140.2145.9 145.1 154.1 158.2164.8 182.0180.3 177.9 181.1 178.7
138.4 131.8129.4 139.3 169.7 167.3 179.1 203.3 213.3 170. 159.2 139.8
137.4 136.1136.7 140.8 141.8 141.2146.9 146.9149.7 151.7 144.2 140.5
164.2 164.2167.1 169.7 172.3 172.3.177.9 179.2183.4 178.8 181.1 172.3
197.0 202.0 202.0 212.1 222.2 232.3 212.1 212.1 212.1 206.6 204.0 202.0
j
182.0181.0:191.5 185.8 187.7 186.7 190.5 191.0 189.6 187.2 195.7 200.0
150.0150.0150.0 150.0 150.0 150.0150.0 150.0 150.0 150.0 162.5 162.5
151.3 148.9 152.4 145.2 146.5 144. lj143.4 145.7 152.4 151.1 154.3 159.0

183.3
186.4
190.3
184.3
162.3
161.6
142.9
173.6
209.6
189.1
152.5
149.5

Cheese.................
Lard...................
Eggs, strictly fresh.
Bread.............—

—do___
...d o —
Dozen..
Pound..

189.6 189.6 185.8 185.3 192.9 191.9191.9 194.3 194.3 202.8 203.3 200.5
108.6 101.3 99.3 102.6 101.3 102.6107.9 113.2 119.2 117.2 115.2 107.9
194.0,127.3114.9 112.8 121.6 119.5124.8 137.2 157.1 168.4 183.0 198.9
.
156.9156.9.156.9 154.9 154.9 154.9154.9 154.9 154.9 154 154.9 154.9

193.4
107.9
146.8
154.9

Flour..... .............
Corn meal............
Rice—.................
Potatoes—. ..........

...d o — .
—do----—do___
—do-----

168.8)171.9171.9 168.8 171.9 171. Jl68.8 165.6 165.6 162.5 162.5 162.5
153.8153.8.153.8 153.8 153.8 157.7157.7 157.7 157.7 157.7 157.7 157.7
113.0114.1110.9 121.7 121.7 119.6121.7 121.7 122.8 116.3 118.5 119.6
168.8 162.5193.8 200.0 181.3 168.8162.5 131.3 131.3 125.0 112.5,112.5

168.8
157.7
118.5
156.3

Sugar, granulated__ —do— 125.9 125.9 125.9 125.9 129.3 131.0 131.0 131.0 129.3 125.9 124.1124.1
Tea....................... -_do___ 147.2 147.2 146.3 146.3 145.0 143.8 143.0 143.0 143.8 141.3 139.8139.8
do— 156.7 152.1 157.7 157.0 157.4 157.0 156.4 159.7 158.0 156.7 157.0,155.7
Coffee.................... —
Index number of 43
150.0144.9 147.2148.9152.1150.4 151.7 152.4 155.1151.5152.6 152.7
weighted articles.1

127.6
143.8
156.7

Sirloin steak..
Round steak..
Rib roast___
Chuck roast..

Pound.
. . . d o .—
...d o ___
... d o .—

Plate beef___
Pork chops—
Bacon, slicedHam, sliced—
Lamb, leg of—
Hens............
Milk, fresh....
Butter— ......

— do— .
...d o ----...d o ___
— do-----

1 For list of articles see Table 12.




150.9

170

RETAIL PRIC ES, 1890 TO 1928

T able 13.—RELA TIV E R E T A IL PRICES OF 23 FOOD ARTICLES IN EACH OF 39 CITIES,
1927 AN D 1928, B Y M ON TH—Continued
JACKSONVILLE, FLA.
o

1927
Dec. 15

Nov. 15

Oct. 15

Sept. 15

Aug. 15

July 15

June 15

May 15

Apr. 15

Mar. 15

Jan. 15

Unit

Feb. 15

<
e§2
Article

O
S
®£

Sirloin steak ............ Pound..
Round steak......... . ...d o ____
Rib roast..................... ...d o ____
Chuck roast............. . ...d o ____

137.7 137.7 137.7 139.6 137.7 137.7 139.6 136.2 136.2 137.7 136.2 134.6
146.9 146.9 146.9 146.9 146.9 146.9 150.7 148.8 146.9 146.5 148.4145.1
119.6 123.0 121.3 117.8 117.8 117.8i 118.7 117.8 117.8 118.7 117.8117.0
140.7 137.9 140.7 137.9 136.6 132.4:140.0 136.6 138.6 140.7 143.4142.1

137.3
147.4
118.7
139.3

...d o ____
...d o .......
. ..d o.......
__do____

118.5
148.7
155.7
181.0

------------- — do____
Hens.......... ...... ........... ...d o ____
Milk, fresh--------------- Quart. _.
Butter.............. ........... Pound..

118.5 115.7 113.9 115.7 115.7 115.7120.4 115.7 118.5 120.4 124.1124.1
154.4 155.3 157.0 155.3 155.3 145.2140.8 144.3 146.1 149.6142.1137.7
164.3 165.0 163.6 162.1 158.6 157.5155.7 152.9 150.4 150.7 144.6141.1
185.6 188.7 190.5 188.7 185.6 187.3jl79.2 181.0jl74.3 174.6 173.2161.3
1
183.3 183.3 176.8 192.1 191.1 192.1|196.6 178.3187.2 191.1 189.71189.2
Lamb, leg of
173.7 171.1 171.1 168.4 165.4 157.0148.2 144.3,149.1 150.0 147.8 148.7
179.8 179.8 179.8 175.0 163.7163.7,163.7 163.7 163.7 163.7,163.7 163.7
144.7 148.6 148.6 147.9 135.6129.2 129.0 127.3 131.0 135.1133.2 136.9

...d o .......
— do____
Dozen__
Pound..

160.9 161.3 149.3 152.4 152.0 151.1 153.3 153.3 158.7 162.71163.6 165.3
145.8 141.9 142.6,139.4138.7 138.1 137.4 136.1 137.4 140.6141.9 137.4
158.9 117.3 94.3 96.0 97.5 97.7108.8 130.6 150.4 160.6 176.5 169.4
170.3 173.4 173.4 173.4 173.4 170.3170.3 170.3 170.3 170.3 170.3 171.9

156.9
140.0
129.7
171.9

173.7 173.7 171.1168.4!l68.4 171.11176.3 173.7 173.7 171.1168.4 176.3
144.8 144.8 137.9; 131.0137.9 144.8144.8 148.3 148.3 151.7.144.8 144.8
143.9 142.4 142.4j 142.4 137.9 139.4 142.4 145.5 142.4 142.4 139.4 125.8
208.3 195.8 183.3,175.0,195.8 266.7,200.0 179.2 183.3 162.5 154.2 145.8
I
Sugar, granulated....... — do____ 130.0 131.7 128.3;126.7130.0 130.0130.0 126.7 125.0 125.0118.3 120.0
Tea.............................. ...d o ....... 163.7 164.3 164.71164.7;164.3 164.8 164.8 164.8 162.8 164.5 164.8 164.5|
Coffee.......................... _„d o ____ 144.9 143.2 142.6141.2,141.4 141.4138.6 137.1 137.1 134.5 134. 5 134.51

171.1
144.8
140.9
187.5

Plate beef....................
Pork chops— ....... —
Bacon, sliced------------Ham, sliced ______

Cheese.............. .........
Lard.......... ..............
Eggs, strictly fresh----Bread............... - .........
Flour...........................
Corn meal..........- ........
Rice..................- .........
Potatoes____________

— do.......
— do____
...d o .......
...d o ____

187.7
157.9
168.5
137.3

126.7
164.3
139.1

Index number of 43 ................ 155.6 152.7 149.2|148.6jl47.7 150.6|148.3 148.2jl49.7 149.5|148.3 146.8 149.6
weighted articles.1
1928
Article

Unit
> >»
<

Sirloin steak. _
Round steak..
Rib roast------Chuck roast—

Pound.
__do__
..d o __
__do—

146.2 145.4 149.2 153.8 156.9 153.8 150.4 148.5
157.3 156.3 162.0 162.4 164.8 164.3 162.4 162.4
128.3 127.4 127.4 132.6 136.1 135.2 131.7 131.7
156.6 157.2 157.9 160.7 167.6 169.0 164.8 169.0

148.1
158.7
127.8
157.2

Plate beef.......
Pork chops___
Bacon, sliced..
Ham, sliced—

- .d o ...
_.do___
..d o . . .
..d o ...

137.0 131.5 136.1 141.7 150.0 148.1 141.7 143.5
131.6 133.8 138.2 139.5 150.0 142.5 135.5 132.5
129.6 132.1 138.2 136. 137.9 140.7 142.9 133.2
158.5 163.7 169.0 176.1 174.6 174.6 171.1 169.7

136.1
133.3
136.4
166.2

..d o .- .
Lamb, leg o f.........
Hens.................... — ...d o ...
Milk, fresh_________ Quart..
Butter.............. ......... Pound.

202.0 198.5 197.0 197.0 201.0 197.0 187.2 201.0
146.1 147.4 140.8 137.3 145.2 153.5 157.5 153.5
163.7 163.7 163.7 163. 163.7 163.7 163.7 163.7
135.4 134.4 134.6 135.6 141.0 140.5 139.8 142.3

195.1
147.8
163.7
138.1

Cheese...................... _.do-_Lard........................ . ...d o -._
Eggs, strictly fresh. _. Dozen..
Bread......................... Pound-

153.3 153.3 159.1 159.1 158.2 157.8 156.0 155.1
118.7 121.9 121.9 125.2123.9 123.2 124.5 123.9
92.9 109.6 114.4 133.7 159.2 181.6! 187.0 167.1
157.8 157.8 157.8 157.8 159.4 157.8,157.8 157.8

158.2
122.6
134.0
157.8

Flour......................... ._ -d o _ _ _
Corn meal................ . ...d o ...
Rice__...................... . __do.__
Potatoes.................... ...d o ...

173.7 173.7 176.3 171.1 165.8 160.5; 157.9 160.5
151.7 148.3 148.3 148.3 151.7 148.3148.3 148.3
115.2 116.7116.7 121.2 112.1 109.1 112.1 115.2
120.8 120. 133.3 133.3; 125.0 112.5
158.3 125.01

168.4
148.3
116.7
141.7

Sugar, granulated___ ...d o ...
Tea............................ ...d o „ _
Coffee......................... ...d o —

121.7 121.7123.3 120.0 121.7 118. d 116.7 115.0
161.0 166.7164.8 164.8 161.2 16L 2162.3 155.7
138.0 138.0139.4 139.4 142.9 142.9 140.6 140.6

120.0
162.8
139.4

Index number of 43
weighted articles.1

141.3 141.7144.5 146.2 150.4 149.1148.0 145.4

144.7

i For list of articles see Table 12.




DETAILED TABLES

171

T able 13.—RELATIVE R E TA IL PRICES OF 23 FOOD ARTICLES IN EACH OF 39 CITIES,
1927 AN D 1928, B Y M ONTH—Continued
KANSAS CITY, MO.
1927
Article

Unit

Sirloin steak--............ Pound- 165.0 155.0 154.2 155.4 157.1 160.4 161.3 161.3 162.5 166.7 165.8 166.3
Round steak............... —do— 152.8 152.8 152.8 152.3 156.1 159.8 160.7 162.1 159.8 163.1 162.1 162.1
Rib roast..................... —do— - 160.6 148.3 150.0 149.4 150.0 151.7 154.5 154.5 153.9157.9 155.6 155.1
Chuck roast................ —do___ 130.7 129.3 128.7 128.0 129.3 132.0 133.3 134.0 136.71142.0 144.0 144.7

160.0
157.9
152.8
134.7

Plate beef....................
Pork chops..................
Bacon, sliced— ..........
Ham, sliced................

—do___
—do___
—do___
—do___

115.4 114.5 115.4 114.5 114.5 116.2118.8 118.8 123.9133.3 133.3 134.2
165.0 163.0 168.0 169.0 162.0 159.0163.0 177.5 202.5 212.5 162.5 133.0
158.3 159.9 155.2 155.2 153.2 149.2149.2 150.2 151.9.157.6 154.5 148.1
196.1 195.8 192.3 190.5 189.1 187.0 183.2 181.4 181.4180.7 175.1 171.9

121.4
170.0
153.5
185.3

Lamb, leg o f .—.........
Hens...........................
Milk, fresh.................
Butter........................

— do___
...d o___
Quart._
Pound.

189.6 185.7190.7 195.6 201.7 206.6 201.7 200.6 194.0197.3 194.0 193.4
206.5 201.2200.0 203.5 191.8 180.0 175.3 177.1 175.3180.6 188.2 182.4
146.1 146.1146.1 146.1 146.1 146.1 146.1 146.1 146.1146.1 146.1 146.1
147.3 149.4152.5 152.2 133.2 129.2 1.2 126.4 134.2138.6 141.5 146.2

196.2
188.2
146.1
139.9

Cheese........................ ...d o___
Lard........................... — do___
Eggs, strictly fresh ___ Dozen.
Bread...................... — Pound.

174.7 173.7
168.7 165.9163.6 164.5 165.4 171.0 176.5 175.1 176.0
119.0 115.3 117.2 114.1 112.3 114.7 115.3 116.6 120.9 122.1 118.4 112.3
181.8 144.4 113.8 110.2 106.2102.2 112.7 122.6 145.8 179.6 192.0 194.9
160.0 160.0 160.0 161.7 161.7.161.7 160.0 160.0 160.0 161.7 161.7 161.7

170.5
116.6
142.2
161.7

Flour...................
Corn m eal-.........
Rice__.................
Potatoes..............

— do___ 176.7 176.7 156.7 153.3 156.7166.7 173.3 173.3 170.0 163.3 163.3 166.7
...d o___ 184.6 180.8 184.6 184.6 184.6.192.3 192.3 188.5 188.5 200.0 196.2 192.3
...d o___ 112.6 109.2 109.2 108.1 108.11112.6 113.8 113.8 116.1 110.3 109.2 110.3
...d o___
K4 223.5 217.7 217.7 264.71364.7 176.5 135.3 129.4 147.1 141.2 141.2

166.7
188.5
111.5
200.0

Sugar, granulated .
Tea........................
Coffee—.................

136.8131.6 131.61133.3 133.3 133.3 131.6 131.6 129.8 129.8 133.3
— do— . 136.8
— do— . 165.6 165.4 165.6 165. 165.6 166.1 166.9 165.0 167.0 170.4 170.6 174.3 167.0
— do— . 189.9 187.1 184.9180.6 176.6 177.7 176.3 175.2 174.5 175.9 180.2 180.9 179.9
155.4 152.6 149.9'149.7 151.4,156.2,145.4 144.0 146.5 150.9149.5 148.8 150.2

Index number of 43
weighted articles.1

1928
Article

Unit
>>
*

Sirloin steak-..........
Round steak...........
Rib roast................
Chuck roast_______

Pound.
— do___
—do___
—do___

168.8 168.8 173.8 173.3 178.3 187.5 199.2 200.8 201.3 199.6197.9 190.8
165.4 165.9 171.0 >.2 178.5 191.1 199.5 199.5 204.7 202.3 196.7 189.3
160.1 156.7 160.1 160.7 169.7 175.8 189.3 188.2 195.5 187.6 187.1 184.3
148.7 148.7 148.7 150.0 162.7 170.0 177.3 180.0 182.7.182.0183.3 176.7

186.7
186.0
176.4
167.3

Plate beef................
Pork chops— .........
Bacon, sliced..........
Ham, sliced............

—do___
—do— —do___
—do___

138.5 136.8 141.0 140.2 153.0 158.1 161.5 164.1 170.9170.1 173.5 170.1
135.5 127.0 121.5 136.5 160.0 162.0 174.5 195.0 221.5.174.5 168.0 132.5
150.8 142.1 144.1 138.0 141.1 144.4 144.8 150.5 151.5 150.2 144.8 137.4
171.6 172.3 172.3 171.2 172.3 174.4 184.2 190.2 192.6189.1 180.0 176.1

156.4
159.0
145.1
178.9

Lamb, leg of...........
Hens______ ______
Milk, fresh..............
B u tter...................

— do___
— do___
Quart—
Pound.

194.5 191.2 191.8 196.7 203.8 205.5 202.2 206.0 206.6 195.6 185.2 184.1
191.2 196.5 195.9 202.4 196.5 1.5 191.2 189.4 194.7197.6 198.8 194.7
146.1 146.1 146.1 146.1 146.1 146.1 146.1 146.1 146.1146.1 146.1 146.1
146.5 143.3 148.0 143.1 139.9 135.5 136.6 137.3 144.4 143.9 147.8 150.4

196.7
195.3
146.1
143.1

Cheese.....................
Lard.......................
Eggs, strictly fresh.
Bread......................

,__do___
— do___
Dozen.
Pound.

182.9 178.3 174.2 172.8 174.2 168.7 173.3 171.9 175.1I172.8 169.6 172.8
112.3 107.4 106.1 108. 110.4 112.3 116.0 116.6 119.6117.2 116.0 111.7
184.4 134.5 127.3 123.6 129.1 129.1 133.8 138.2 154.9159.3 179. 185.8
161.7 163. 163.3 163.3 163.3 163.3 160.0 160.0 161.7160.0 160.0 158.3

173.7
112.9
148.4
161.7

Flour......... ...............
Corn meal.................
Rice...........................
Potatoes.....................

— do___
...d o___
— do___
— do___

163.3 166.7 166.7 170.0 180.0 183.3 176.7 166.7 163.3160.0 160.0156.7
211.5 203.8 203. 200.0 207.7 203.8 203.8 207.7 207.7-207.7 203.8 203.8
109.2 110.3 106.9 105.7 105.7 103.4 105.7 105.7 111. 5105.7 106.9 103.4
152.9 152.9 188.2 176.5 164.7 168.8 88.2 76.5 82.4 88.2 94.1105.9

166.7
203.8
106.9
129.4

Sugar, granulated___
Tea............................
Coffee..... ...................

-do-.
-do..
_do_.

131.6 131.6 133.3 133.3 136.8 135.1 135.1 131.6 131.6 126.3 126.3 126.3
172.0 169.3 169.8 1.4 172.8 172.8 173.9 172.6 173.0 173.0 171.1 170.6
.83.8 183.5 184.9 185.3 186.0 186.3 188.5 187.8 188.5 187.8 189.2 187.4

131.6
171.7
186.7

149.1 146.6 [9.1 149.8 151.9 151.1 147.9 148.2 152.4 150.5 151.6 150.1

160.0

Index number of 43
weighted articles.1

* For list of articles see Table 12.




172

RETAIL PRICES, 1890 TO 1928

T able 13.—RELATIVE R E TA IL PRICES OF 23 FOOD ARTICLES IN EACH OF 39 CITIES,
1927 A ND 1928, B Y M ON TH—Continued
LITTLE ROCK, ARK.
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1927
Article

Unit

lO
1(
—

1
Sirloin steak................
Round steak-----------Rib roast___________
Chuck roast_________

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Pound— 137.8 139.8 141.7 141. 7 141.7 141.7 148. 8 143.7 146.9 150.4 146.1 144.5
„ d o ----- 157.5 161.5 163.5 163. 5 166.0 166.0 170. 5 172.5 177.0 177.0 175.0 173.0
—do....... 144.3 141.8 143.3 143. 3 149.0 149.0 151. 5 144.3 154.6 158.2 154.6 150.0
—do....... 136.8 127.6 131.3 131. 3 134.4 134.4 136. 8 138.0 139.9,143.6 141.1 138.0

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143.7
168.5
148.5
136.2

Plate beef—................. ..d o ___
Pork chops__________ „ d o ___
Bacon, sliced—............ ...d o ___
Ham, sliced............. - — do___

131.0
158.6
132.5
179.1

Lamb, leg of......... .....
Hens_____ ____ _____
Milk, fresh._________
Butter........................ .

128.7 123.3 127.1 127. 1 129.5 131.8 131. 0 129.5 138.0 141.9 134.1 134.1
161.4 158.6 160.0 158. 1 160.0 149.5 149. 5 160.0 168.1 180.1 155.7 140.5
137.7 141.0 137.7 135. 5 132.0 130.9 129. 8 129.2 131.4 128.9 128.1 126.2
187.2 185.8 187.5 184. 5 187.5 184.5 173. 3 171.6 167.6 178.0 168.9 170.3
I
— do___ 200.0 204.0 210.0 210. 0 200.0 216.5 204. 0 204.0 207.0 193.0 190.5 190.5
— do___ 164.9 165.4 163.9 162. 8 162.3 156.0 142. 9 148.2 148.7|161.3 156.0 150.3
Quart. __ 148.5 148.5 148.5 148. 5 148.5 148.5 148. 5 148.5 148.5'148.5 148.5 148.5
Pound. . 137.2 137.4 138.4 133. 2 125.2 118.4 118. 8 118.8 119.8jl26.6 128.9 131.3

202.5
157.1
148.5
127.0

Cheese........................ — do___ 171.6 171.6 167.1 165. 8 166.2 163.6 163. 6 163.6 165.3171.1 173.8 171.1
Lard............... .......... — do___ 142.1 139.6 136.5 136. 5 137.1 134.0 132. 1 135.2 135.2 144.0 136.5 137.7
Eggs, strictly fresh_
_ Dozen. _ 173.9 129.2 94.5 99. 3 93.5 92.4 114. 8 127.5 146.0 160.8 166.3 189.0
Bread......................... Pound-. 160.0 155.0 155.0 155. 0 155.0 153.3 153. 3 153.3 153.3 153.3 155.0 158.3

168.8
137.1
132.3
155.0

177.8 175.0 175.0 169. 4 169.4 169.4 169. 4 169.4 166.7 169.4 169.4 172.2
156.0 156.0 152.0 152. 0 152.0 152.0 160. 0 164.0 160.0 164.0 160.0 156.0
112.0 107.2 106.0 101. 2 101.2 103.6 103. 6 106.0 107.2 101.2 101.2 97.6
235.0 230.0 230.0 230. 0 260.0 275.0 240. 0 245.0 195.0 180.0 175.0 175.0

172.2
156.0
103.6
225.0

Sugar, granulated----- — do___ 148.2 141.1 144.6 146. 4 142.9 141.1 141. 1 141.1 137.5 137.5 135.7 139.3
Tea............................. — do___ 212.2 211.4 214.8 212. 6,214.8 214.8 214. 8 214.8 209.0 209.0 207.6 202.0
Coffee......................... — do....... 173.7 174.0 168.5 169. 5jl67.5 167.2 164. 9 166.6 164.9 169.8 171.4 171.4
!
Index number of 43 ............... 153.3 149.0 146.8jl46. 8 jl47.5 146.0 145. 2 146.3 145.4 148.6 147.0 148.3
weighted articles.1

141.1
211.4
169.2

Flour..........................
Com meal__________
Rice__........................
Potatoes.....................

— do___
— do___
— do.......
— do___

147.6

i

Article

Unit

Sirloin steak. ............ Pound. 150.0 152.8 157.5 161.0 166.5 171.7 175.2 177.2 180.3 173. 173.6 168.9
Round steak............. „ d o — 175.0 178.0 184.0 190.5 193.5 197.5 201.0 202.0 201.0 199.5 198.0 197.5
Rib roast-------- ------ - ...d o— 158.2 158.8 158.8 163.4 171.6 172.7 178.4 177.8 186.1 181.4 183.5 176.8
Chuck roast________ ...d o —
142. 144.2 150.3 147. 163.2 166.3 166.3 171.2 172.4 174.8 174.8 175.5

167.3
193.0
172.2
162.6

—d o . . .
_
...d o_
,„ d o _
_
.—do —

145.7 147.3 156.6 150.4 156.6 162. 156.6 158.9 164.3 161.2 165.1 165.9
136.2 129.0126.2 143.8 157.1 156.2 159.0 164.8 181.0 165.7 159.0 >.5
119.8115.2J116.8 119.0 118.2 119.0 122.6 122.0 126.7 123.1 122.3 116.0
1 178.7 174.0
167.9 162.8,160.1 164.9 165.9 168.6 167.2 176.4 180.7

157.4
152.4
120.1
170.9

Lamb, leg of.............. ...d o —
Hens........................ . ...d o _
_
Milk, fresh............... . Quart. _
Butter-...................... Pound.

185.0 185.0183.5 200.0 200.0 207.0 203.0 210.0 214.0 209.0 197.0 188.0
156.0 156.5|156.5 157.6 156.0 155.5 152.9 153.9 158.6 164.4 162.3 162.8
148.5 148.5jl48.5 148.5 148.5 138.6 138.6 138.6 138.6 138.6 138.6 148.5
131.5 129.9132.0 129.4 128.0 123.5 124.5 128.2 130.6 131.1 132.0 133.6

198.5
157.6
143.6
129.6

Cheese....................
Lard........................
Eggs, strictly fresh.
Bread......................

.—do_
_
.—do—
Dozen.
Pound-

176.0 179.6 172.4 163.6 167.1 163.1 166.2 165.3 170.7 166.2 163.6 164.4
136.5 133.3132.1 131.4 130.8 130.8 132.7 130.8 128.9 128.3 126.4 125.8
103.4 105.5 108.2 121.6 130.9 143.3 152.6 160.5 166.7 183.5
193.1 116.21
155.0 155.0 155.0 155.0 155.0 155.0 155.0 155.0 155.0 155.0 155.0 156.7

168.0
130.8
140.5
155.0

Flour....................
Corn meal-_.........
R ic e .....................
Potatoes-..............

— do —
166.7 166.7 1.4 1.4 172.2 175.0 175.0 169.4 166.7 166.7 166.7 1.4
.__do_
_ 156.0 152.0 152.0 160.0 164.0 164.0 168.0 168.0 168.0 164.0 164.0 160.0
— do_
_ 95.2 97.6 97.6 95.2 97.6 92.8 95.2 92.8 96.4 95.2 92.8 100.0
— do___ 175.0 175.0 200.0 205.0 200.0 170.0 115.0 115.0 120.0 130.0 145.0 140.0

169.4
160.0
195.2
160.0

Sugar, granulated.
Tea........................
Coffee....................

— do_
_ 137.5 137.5 137.5 139.3 139.3 142.9 141.1 135.7 135.7 133.9 132.1 132.1
— do_ 212.6 214.4 210.8 210.2 208.8 207.0 206.6 204.8210.6 209.8 209.8 211.4
_
...d o _
_ 168.8 172.7 173.1 172.7 173.4 173.1 173.4 175.3 176.3 177.3 177.3 177.3

137.5
209.8
174.4

148.4 143.4 144.5 146.7 148.4 146.0 144.1 145.7 148.6 148.8 149.8 150.9

147.2

Plate beef..................
Pork chops................
Bacon, sliced............ .
Ham, sliced...............

Index number of 43
weighted articles.1

1 For list of articles see Table 12.




173

DETAILED TABLES

TABLE 13.—RELATIVE R E TA IL PRICES OF 23 FOOD ARTICLES IN EACH OF 39 CITIES,
1927 AN D 1928, BY M ONTH—Continued
LOS ANGELES, CALIF.

Article

Unit
>

§

>

Sirloin steak-------Round steak.........
Rib roast...............
Chuck roast..........

Pound.
...d o— .
...d o___
...d o___

4
159. 157. 158.3 160.4 157.9 159.1 159.1 160.0 166.0 166.4 166.0
147.1 145.7 145.7 148.6 148.1 147.1 148.1 148.1 151.9 150.5 153.8 161.5
166.7 161.2 161.7 162.3 160.1 160.1 158.5 158.5 170.5 166.7 167.8 171.0
132.5 133.1 132.5 134.4 125.5 126.8 128.7 128.0 131.8 135.7 140.8 147.8

161.7
149.5
163.9
133.1

Plate beef..... ........
Pork chops_______
Bacon, sliced_____
Ham, sliced..........

..d o ___
...d o—
..d o ___
..d o ___

120.6 118.3 115.1 113.5 111.9 110.3 107.9 107.9 111.1 116.7 119.8 130.2
180.1 173.3 174.9 170.5 166.9 167.7 166.9 182.5 189.6 183.3 L7 154.2
162.3 161.4 163.2 159.1 159.
170.3 167.4 >.7 165.0 162.3 164.1
196. 198.3 196.0 198.3 196.0 194.3 m . l 188.1 192.9 194.1 192.6 187.

115.1
173.3
164.1
193.8

Lamb, leg of______
Hens.......................
Milk, fresh.............
Butter................... .

...do— .
...d o___
Quart—
Pound.

198.4|196.3 198.
195.7 190.4 190. 195.7 193.6 195.2 197.9 192.0
167.7 167.7 166.5 167.3 162.8 160.2 154.5 151.5 153.0 155.6 161.3 160.9
150.0 150.0 150.0 150.0 150.0 150.0 150.0 150.0 150.0 150.0 150.0 150.0
142.9 142.7 141.4 133.3 127.0 127.0 127.0 130.3 138.6 144.2 143.7 144.7

195.2
160.9
150.0
136.9

Cheese.....................
Lard....... ........... .
Eggs, strictly fresh.
Bread......................

— do_...
...d o___
Dozen..
Pound.

196.4 200.0 196.4 195.4 195.9 195.4 195.9 195.4 196.4 196.9 196. 197.4
120. 118.9 115.6 108.9 106.7 106.1 106.7 108.9 109.4 112.8 114.4 116.7
122.5 90.3 84.6 82.5 83.3 1.4 90.9 109.4 123.0 140.7 153.5 130.3
139.3 139.3 139.3 139.3 139.3 139.3 137.7 137.7 139.3 139.3 139.3 139.3

196.4
112.2
108.6
139.3

Flour........................ . ...d o___
Corn meal-_.............. . ...do—
Rice............................. — do—
Potatoes....... -........... . -.d o___

154.3 154.3 154.3 151.3 151.4 151.4 151.4 148.6 148.6 145.7 145.7 145.7
163.6 157.6 160.6 157.6 157.6 160.6 163.6 163.6 166.7 166.7 169.7 169.7
137.7 133.8 135.1 132.5 129.9 131.2 132.5 132.5 129.9 129.9 129.9 127.3
293.3 293.3 300.0 300.0 313.3 346.7 273.3 246.7 226.7 200.0 206.7 200.0

151.4
163.6
132.5
266.7

Sugar, granulated___ ...d o___ 137.0 133.3 131.5 129.6 129.6 129. 129.6 129. 129. 129.6 127.8 125.9 129.6
T ea............................ . ...d o— 136.7 137.4 136.5 136. 137.4 136.0 137.1 137.4 136.0 136.5 136.5 135.4 136.7
..d o ___ 146.8 144.9 143.3 138.0 142.1 141.6 141.0 141.6 141.0 141.0 142.1 142.4 142.1
Coffee.....................
Index number of 43
weighted articles.1

146.8 143.1 142.3

140.5 143.4 139.7 140.5 142.9:144.2 145.5 143.4 142.9

1928
Article

Unit

Sirloin steak..
Round steak..
Rib roast........
Chuck roast...

Pound.
_.do_._.
..d o ....
—do___

175.7 177.0174.9 174.0 176.6 175.7 178.3 181.3193.2 193.2 191.9193.6
163.9 164.4il64. 162.0 161.5162.0 164.4168.8:179.3 185.6 185.1184.1
177.6 177.0! 180.3 176.5 178.1179:2 182.5 185.2194.5 197.3 196.2 194.0
152.9 155.41156.7 153.5 150.3jl47.8 151.6,157.3169.4 177.7 177.7177.1

182.1
170.7
184.7
160.5

Plate beef____
Pork chops. _.
Bacon, sliced. .
Ham, sliced...

1.5 139.7 142.9 132.5126.2127.0 133.3'133.3 151.6 164.3 165.1 166.7
—do —
—do___ 156.6 135.5135.5 145.8 160.6j 164.5 184.5181.7 200.4 176. 170.5 154.2
—do— 158.2 149.6 145.7 141.8142.7 145.4 152.8 155.5 157.9 159. 153.4 148.7
7 181.9 180.5 176.8180.2183.3 195.5198.3 205.1 202.0 195.8 191.5
—do___

143.7
163.7
151.0
190.1

Lamb, leg o f..
Hens.............
Milk, fresh...
Butter...........

—do___
—do___
Quart. _
Pound .

198.4198.9 198.9 201.6 200.0200.0 199.5199.5 203.2 202.7 202.1 200.0
164.7 162.0 163.2
5 159.0;i60.2 158.3 157.9 168.0 174.4 177.1 175.
150.0 150.0 150.0 150.0 150.0150.0 150.0150.0 150.0 150.0 150.0 150.0
142.4136.9
124.0 128.0129.3 136.61141.4 151.5 151.3 148.0 151.5

200.5
165.4
150.0
139.6

Cheese.....................
Lard................. .......
Eggs, strictly fresh..
Bread......................

...d o—
do—
DozenPound.

197.4 196.9 199.0 199.0 197.9 194.9 195.4 196.9 197.9 196.4 196.9 197.4
116.1 107.2 102.8 101.7 106.1 108.3 110.6113.9 115.6 118. 116.1 114.4
113.1 88.0 88.3 90.1 90.1 94.0 106.8 117.5 134.5 149.9 156.4 139.9
142. 142.6 142.6 145.9 145.9 145.9 145.9.145.9 142.6 141.0 141.0 141.0

197.4
111.1
114.1
144.3

Flour.......................
Corn meal..............
Rice........................
Potatoes..................

...d o___
...do—
— do___
— do—

145.7 148.6 151.4 154.3 154.3154.3 154.3151.4 145.7142.9 140.0 140.0
169.7169.7 172.7 172.7 175.8175.8 178.8175.8 175.8175.8 178.8 175.8
129.9 128.6 129.9 131.2 131.2132.5 132.5 131.2 131.2128.6 131.2 128.
186.7173.3 213.3 246.7 220.0153.3 126.7 153.3 173.31173.3 166.7 173.3

148.6
175.8
131.2
180.0

Sugar, granulated..
Tea.........................
Coffee.....................

...d o .__ 125.9 125.9 127.8 129. 129.6131.5 129.6 124.1 125.9 122.2 118.5 118.5
— do.__ 133.2 133.2 135.8 137.2 138.2; 137.2 138. 138.9 139.3.137.4 137.4 137.4
...do— . 144.1 144.4 146.8 146.8 146.8148.8 148.2 148.5 148.8148.8 148.8 148.8

125.9
137.1
147.4

141.8 137.6 139.2 139.7 139.7 137.8 139.9 142.4 148.2 149.7 149.0 147.8

142.8

Index number of 43
weighted articles.*

t For list of articles see Table 12.

44848°—29-----12



174

R E T A IL

P R IC E S , 1 8 9 0

TO

1928

T able 13.—RELATIVE R E TA IL PRxCES OF 23 FOOD ARTICLES IN EACH OF 39 CITIES,
1927 AND 1928, BY M ON TH—Continued
LOUISVILLE, KY.

Nov. 15

Sept. 15

Mar. 15

1927
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8
sg
l> ^

132.0 130.4 130.4 135.2 133.6140.0 138.4 141.6 138.4 133.6 142.4 141.6
165.7 161.6 164.6 164.1 163.11156.1162.1 179.8 187.4 192.9 165.2 141.9
171.8 171.1 171.1 168.0 165.1|168.0 166.5 165.1 168.0 167.3 168.0 161.3
186.3 184.9 186.3 183.5 182.1175.4 172.6 176.8 175.4 176.8 167.4 163.2

136.8
167.2
167.6
177.5

Lamb, leg of_________ —.do___
Hens..______________ L—do___
Milk, fresh.,............... Quart...
i Pound-.

223.0 215.2 218.0 226.4 234.3 m 8 236.0 232.0 232.0 234.3 216.9 216.9
169.9 169.5 167.7 171.7 159.31141.6 152.7 147.3 145.6 157.5 147.8 152.2
147.7 147.7 147.7 145.5 136.4136.4 136.4 136.4 136.4 147.7 147.7 147.7
153.8 154.5 154.8 150.5 137.4134.8 128.8 129.8 132.3 140.9 142.4 151.0

227.0
157.1
143.2
142.7

Cheese_________ ____
Lard________________
Eggs, strictly fresh----Bread.................... ......

— do___ 172.4 175.1 176.5 171.0 169.6 169.6 171.0 170.5 172.8 177.9 179.7 180.6
...d o ___ 115.4 116.7 115.4 113.5 114.7 114.7 116.0 115.4 119.2 123.1118:6110.9
Dozen-_ 192.6 136.1 100.4 100.4 97.8 95.5 104.8 125.7 156.5 181.4 212.3 224.5
Pound— 163.2 163.2 163.2 163.2 163.2 163.2 163.2 161.4 161.4 161.4161.4 161.4

173.7
116.0
143.9
163.2

Flour...........................
Corn meal......... .........
Rice................... .........
Potatoes.......................

—
—
—
—

162.2 162.2 156.8 159.9 156.8 167.6 167.6 162.2 162.2 159.5:164.9 164.9
160.9 160.9 156.5 165.2 173.9 173.9 178.3 182.6 182.6 182.6182.6 173.9
138.6 137.3 137.3 137.3 136.1 137.3 138.6 134.9 139.8 137.3‘130.1 133.7
200.0 184.2 189.5 189.5 257.9 394.7 194.7 147.4 152.6 157.9 152.6 152.6

162.2
173.9
136.1
200.0

do___
do___
do___
do___

July 15

Dec. 15

— do.......
...d o ___
— do___
— do___

Oct. 15

Plate beef___________
Pork chops____ _____
Bacon, sliced________
Ham, sliced_________

Aug. 15

162.8
171.3
149.2
140.4

June 15

156.6 154.9 156.6 158.4 167.7 167.3 166.8 165.9 164.6 165.9 164.6 166.4
161.5 163.6 163.6 165.6 174.4 175.4 176.9 170.8 177.4 174.9 174.9 177.4
145.3 143.1 140.9 146.4 153.6 152.5 151.9 151.9 149.7 149.7 151.9 151.9
134.4 133.8 133.8 135.8 144.4 146.4 141.1 141.1 141.1 143.7 143.0 143.0

M
ay 15

Pound..
...d o ___
— do___
...d o ___

Apr. 15

Sirloin steak_________
Round steak________
Rib roast_______ ____
Chuck roast_________

Feb. 15

Unit

Jan. 15

Article

Sugar, granulated------ — do___ 149.1 147.2 147.2 147.2 143.4 147.2 145.3 141.5 141.5 151.5 137.7 137.7 143.4
Tea— ................. ........ — do___ 143.6 143.6 144.5 144.8 145.0 145.0 143.7 144.2 144.0 143.1 143.11142.4 143.9
Coffee.......................... ...d o ___ 175.3 179.3 180.7 178.5 173.5 173.1 172.0 173.1 171.6 169.1 169.8; 170.9 173.8
Index numbers of 43 ------ ------ 154.9 151.1 149.4 150.2 151.6 157.0 147.3 146.6 149.7 152.9 152.9 153.0 151.6
weighted articles.1

Unit

Sirloin steak_____
Round steak------Rib roast________
Chuck roast______

Pound.
—do___
__do___
—do___

Plate beef_______
Pork chops______
Bacon, sliced____
Ham, sliced______

—do___
— do—
— do___
— do___

Lamb, leg of.........
Hens...........................
Milk, fresh______
Butter...................

— do— — do___
Quart. .
Pound.

Cheese...................
Lard_................. .
Eggs, strictly fresh
Bread....................

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185.6 186.7 186.7 187.2 194.9 200.0 212.8:214.9 216.9 201.0: 196.4 192.3;
161.9 160.8 159.7 161.3 168.0171.8 184.5>187.3 186.7 177.3 175.7
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156.0 155.2 153.6 155.2 161.6167.2 166.4 170.4 173.6 169.6 173.6 175.2
131.8 127.3 122.2 145.5 163.1157.6 180.8187.9 220.2 174.7 158.1 141.4
156.7 158.5 152.8 151.4 150.0151.4 155.6 157.0 160.6 159.9 157.0 155.6
172.6 170.2 166.0 166.0 171.2170.2|172.6^180.7|187.7 179.6 176.8 171.2
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206.2 206.2 206.2 234.3 239.9 228.7 202.2216.9 216.9 210.1 215.7 207.9
160.6 161.1 156.6 153.1 157.5 159.3 158.8 158.0 156.6 161.1 165.0 162.8
147.7 147.7 147.7 136.4 136.4136.4 136.4 136.4 145.5 145.5 147.7 147.7
147.2 145.5 148.7 144.7 143.2 139.6.139.4 141.7 148.7 149.0149.5! 154.0
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107.1 100.61100.6 104.5 108.3110.9 112.2 117.9 122.4 119.9 119.9 113.5
204.1 142.8121.9 116.7 127. Iil27.1 140.9 145.0 160.2 173.2,184.0 218.6
159.6 159.6 159.6 159.6 161.4161.4 161.4 161.4,159.6 161.4 161.4,161.4
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188.9
197.9
172.4
168.2
164.8
159.1
155.6
173.7
215.7
159.3
143.2
146.0
176.0
111.5
155.0
161.4

164.9 175.7170.3 175.7 200.0189.2 181.1164.9164.9 164.9164.9164.9
169.6,173.9 178.3 182.6 182.6182.6 182.6 182.6 182.6 182.6 173.9 178.3
130.1 127.7il30.1 137.3 137.31137.3 133.7 132.5 131.3 134.9 127.7 125.3
163.2 163.2 173.7 189.5 200.0200.0126.3, 84.2 89.5 115.8Ilia 5 110.5
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180.0 180.7180.0 179.3 184.7,187.3 183.6 187.6 187.6
Coffee........................ — do— 178.9 180.0

173.0
178.3
132.5
142.1

153.5 150.2 149.3 150.8il56.4^153.9|152.8.151.7,156.0jl55.5jl55.1 156.4

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139.6
145.0
182.5

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T able 13.—RELA TIV E R E TA IL PRICES OF 23 FOOD ARTICLES IN EACH OF 39 CITIES,
1927 AND 1928, BY M ONTH—Continued
MANCHESTER, N. H.
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Feb. 15

1927

Sirloin steak-.............
Round steak................
Rib roast......................
Chuck roast............... .

Pound..
— do___
— do___
...d o ___

155.5 156.9 160.0 165.6 166.2-167. 3 176.3 175.8 169.0 169.0 168.5 171.8
157.6 159.3 160.3 166.6167.2163.8 169.0 167.6 161.7 161.4 160.3 162.8
134.2 136.6 138.1 144.6145.5139.1 151.5 147.0 148.0 148.0 148.5 152.5
134.3 136.7 135.5 140.2 147.3 142.0 146.2 147.3 145.6 142.6 150.9 150.9

166.8
163.1
144.6
143.2

Plate beef___________
Pork chops.................. — do___ 175.1 167.8 175.1 175.1 174.6 156.1 158.0 180.0 199.0 206.3 178.5 157.6 175.1
Bacon, sliced............... — do___ 176.5 178.2 179.1 179.1 174.4 162.8 166.2 166.7 165.4 166.2 166.7 166.2 170.5
Ham, sliced_________ __ do____ 162.8 161.7 163.1 165.2 167.7 162.1 165.2 164.2 159.9 156.4 156.0 151.4 161.3
Lamb, leg of................
Hens___________ ____
Milk, fresh...................
Butter.........................

— do___
__ do____
Quart—
Pound-.

187.1 185.6 187.6 195.5 197.5 196.5 200.5 194.5 190.5 182.1 182.6 179.1
185.1 182.6 182.2 180.1 179.3 175.9 178.0 176.3 173.9 171.4 173.0 173.4
175.0 175.0 172.5 172.5 172.5 172.5 172.5 185.0 185.0 187.5 187.5 187.5
146.7 151.1 153.8 151.6 141.4 135.7 134.7 133.5 134.5 140.0 139.2 140.9

190.0
177.6
178.8
141.9

Cheese..........................
Lard............................
Eggs, strictly fresh___
Bread...........................

— do-----— do___
Dozen. _
Pound..

168.5 169.4 169.9 170.4 166.2 169.4 169.9 169.4 170.8 172.2 176.4 180.1
115.5 118.0 117.4 113.7 114.3 113.7 113.0 110.6 114.9 116.8 116.1 114.3
173.1 150.8 118.1 107.7 105.1 110.4 128.2 146.3 168.1 181.6 201.3 179.0
145.0 145.0 145.0 145.0 145.0 145.0 145.0 145.0 145.0 145.0 145.0 145.0

171.3
114.9
147.6
145.0

Flour............................
Corn m eal--................
R ic e ...........................
Potatoes____________

— do___
— do___
— do___
__ do____

170.6 167.6 170.6 167.6 167.6 170.6 173.5 170.6 170.6 164.7 161.8 161.8
140.5 135.1 137.8 143.2 137.8 145.9 143.2 140.5 145.9 145.9 143.2 140.5
114.9 116.1 114.9 114.9 114.9 114.9 114.9 116.1 114.9 113.8 109.2 109.2
225.0 212.5 193.8 187.5 250.0 306.3 212.5 175.0 187.5 162.5 168.8 162.5

167.6
140.5
113.8
206.3

Sugar, granulated....... __ do------ 144.4 142.6 140.7 138.9 138.9 140.7 140.7 135.2 138.9 138.9 135.2 135.2 138.9
Tea............................... — do----- 135.9 137.1 137.1 137.1 136.5 138.7 137.1 137.1 138.7 138.7 140.8 140.8 138.0
Coffee....................... — — do----- 163.4 161.9 159.1 157.2 152.2 150.9 149.7 149.1 149.7 149.4 151.9 154.7 154.1
Index number of 43
weighted articles.1

155.8 153.6 150.1 150.0 152.3 153.6 151.2 151.7 154.1 154.6 155.9 153.8 153.2

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Round steak..
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Chuck roast__

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...d o___
...do___
...do___

168.2 171.0 175.2 176.3 180.3 178.9 193.5 198.3 196.9 185.6 177.7 175.8
160.3 160.3 163.8i1
164.81171.0 171.7 190.7|189.3,195.2 187.9 185.5 183.4
149.0 153.0 151.0 152.0 153.5 160.9 175.2 179.2,183.7 175.7 169.3 167.3
150.3 154.4 152.7 150.3 155.6 166.3 178.7 182.2 191.7 184.0 178.7 174.6

181.4
176.9
164.4
168.0

Plate beef.......
Pork chops_
_
Bacon, sliced..
Ham, sliced...

...d o___
—do___ 140.5 135.6 126.3 148.3 168.8,165.4 178.0 187.81211.2 178.5 174.6 148.8
—do___ 159.8 154.3 154.7 158.5 156.4 157.3 162.8 164.5|il67,1 165.8 164.5 157.7
—do___ 149.6 149.6 147.2 148.9 151.8 155.7 163.1 166.0 170.6 170.6 168.1 161.3

163.9
160.3
158.5

Lamb, leg of.
Hens..............
Milk, fresh__
B utter.........

—do___ 177.6 183.1 183.1 192.0 205.5 207.5 205.5 193.5 201.0 188.1 185.6 187.6
—do___ 173.4 173.9 175.1 173.4 174.7 174.7 177.6 176.8 178.0 177.6 174.7 175.5
Quart—. 187.5 187.5 187.5 187.5 187.5 187.5 187.5 187.5 187.5 187.5 187.5 187.5
Pound— 146.9 143.7 146.7 144.2 143.9 140.9 140.0 141.4 146.4 146.4 146.7 150.1

192.5
175.5
187.5
144.7

Cheese.....................
Lard........................
Eggs, strictly fresh.
Bread......................

.-.do___
...d o ___
Dozen..
Pound..

181.5 181.5 180.1 177.8 177.3 178.2 178.7 182.4 180.1 181.0 181.0 179.6
112.4 109.9 108.1 108.1 110.6 111.2 110.6 114.3 114.3 114.9 113.7 110.6
158.0 149.2 119.9 109.8 117.6 122.6 141.0 158.2 171.8 173.4 185.9 183.8
143.3 143.3 143.3 143.3 143.3 145.0 145.0 145.0 145.0 145.0 145.0 145.0

180.1
111.8
149.2
145.0

Flour........................ .
Corn meal................ .
Rice.......................... .
Potatoes................... .

...d o___
...d o ___
— do___
...d o___

161.8 158.8 161.8 164.7 176.5 176.5 176.5 167.6 158.8 150.0 147.1 147.1
140.5 140.5 140.5 140.5 140.5 140.5 140.5 143.2 143.2 143.2 143.2 140.5
108.0 105.7 105.7 105.7 105.7 105.7 105.7 103.4 104.6 102.3 103.4 102.3
168.8 175.0 212.5 200.0 168.8 112.5 112.5 118.8 118.8 106.3 100.0 106.3

161.8
140.5
104.6
143.8

Sugar, granulated___ . - d o ___ 135.2 135.2 131.5 133.3 135.2 137.0 135.2 135.2 133.3 127.8 125.9 125.9
Tea........................... . .—do___ 139.3 138.7 138.4 139.3 140.8 140.8 140.8 140.8 140.6 140.2 141.7 142.1
Coffee....................... . ...d o ___ 156.6 157.5 158.4 159.7 160.0 160.6 162.8 162.2 159.7 159.4 161.3 159.1

133.3
140.4
159.7

Index number of 43
weighted articles.1

153.8

151.9 151.0 151.1 150.7 152.5 150.0 154.0 155.9 158.7 156.1 155.7 155.3

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RETAIL PRICES, 1890 TO 1928

T able 13.—R E LATIVE R E TA IL PRICES OF 23 FOOD ARTICLES IN EACH OF 39 CITIES,
1927 A ND 1928, BY M ON TH—Continued
MEMPHIS, TENN.

Dec. 15

Nov. 15
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Oct. 15

Sept. 15

Aug. 15

July 15

June 15

May 15

Apr. 15

Mar. 15

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Sirloin steak................ Pound.. 158.6 156.4 154.2 156.4 160.4 163.0 164.3 170.0 173.1 175.3 171.4 171.4
Round steak................ —.d o___ 177.0 174.3 170.2 177.5 177.0 180.6180.1 187.4 190.6195.3 190.6190.6
do____ 124.0 125.0 127.5 129.9 134.8 133.8137.3 133.8 139.2139.2 141.2141.7
Rib roast.____ ______
Chuck roast............. . — do___ 129.3 128.0 128.0 132.7 133.3 138.7^135.3 140.0 146.7 152.7 148.7 149.3

164.8
182.7
133.8
138.7

Plate beef............ ........
Pork chops.................
Bacon, sliced...............
Ham, sliced.................

— do___
— do___
— do___
_-_do___

139.8 133.9 131.4 138.1 141.5 137.31136.4 145.8 149.2 160.2 159.3 162.7
161.6 145.3 154.2 157.1 153.2 147.8 143.3 159.6 171.9 184.2 151.2 143.3
137.0 136.3 135.3 134.7 138.6 133.7 133.0 131.4 136.0 128.4 129.4 128.4
188.2 189.9 188.2 191.6 193.4 188.5 188.2 186.4 184.0 182.6 179.1 176.3

144.9
156.2
133.7
186.4

Lamb, leg of _..............
Hens.......... .................
Milk, fresh...................
Butter..........................

— do___
...d o ___
Quart—
Pound..

184.5 179.6 182.5 1£4.2 200.0 200.0 187.9 184.0 184.5 175.7 173.3 170.9
162.1 165.7 169.2 166.7 159.6 154.5 143.4 150.5 151.5 161.1 154.0 156.1
150.0 150.0 150.0 150.0 150.0 150.0 150.0 150.0 150.0 150.0 150.0 150.0
144.4 144.9 145.9 143.9 133.2 129.9 129.2 129.9 133.0 139.1 141.1 145.4

185.0
158.1
150.0
138.3

Cheese..........................
Lard.............................
Eggs, strictly fresh___
Bread...........................

— do___ 171.4 167.6 162.4 158.6 156.2 159.0 161.0 163.3 175.2 182.9 177.6182.9
„ _ d o ___ 108.3 105.1 102.5 101.3 103.2 101.9 102.5 105.1 107.6 106.4 104.5103.2
Dozen__ 170.2 132.3 99.6 101.4 103.2 104.9 112.6 124.6 137.5 153.3 171.2180.4
Pound-_ 158.3 158.3 158.3 158.3 158.3 158.3 158.3 158.3 158.3 158.3 158.3 158.3

168.1
104.5
132.6
158.3

Flour............................
Com meal...................
Rice.............................
Potatoes____________

— do___
— do___
— do___
„ . d o ___

174.3 171.4 174.3 168.6 168.6 168.6 171.4 174.3 174.3 174.3 171.4 171.4
154.5 163.6 159.1 163.6 168.2 172.7 177.3 186.4 186.4 172.7 168.2 163.6
117.9 115.4 112.8 107.7 114.1 115.4 106.4 112.8 114.1 111.5 110.3 106.4
255.6 238.9 233.3 250.0 294.4 366.7 277.8 272:2 211.1 183.3 177.8 177.8

171.4
168.2
111.5
244.4

Sugar, granulated------ — d o .-_ . 132.7 130.9 130.9 130.9 130.9 130.9 132.7 129.1 129.1 125.5 129.1 125.5 129.1
Tea........................... . . . d o ..... 156.0 155.8 155.8 155.8 155.8 156.0 154.9 154.5 154.2 154.2 154.2 154.2 155.2
Coffee........................... — do___ 180.0 177.5 174.9 173. 5 173.8 173.1 172.0 173.1 172 0 172.0 173.1 173.1 174.2
Index number of 43 ................ 149.3 145.1 142.7 143.9 145.9 147.9 144.0 146.6 146.2 146.9 146.1 146.7 145.9
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176. 2 175.3 178.4 182.8 184.1 192.5 204.4 211.9 215.9 217.6 214.5 209.7
186. 9 187.4 189.5 194.8 196.3 211.5 226.2 231.4 234.6 242.4 240.3 229.3
141. 2 141.2 141.2 146.1 146.1 151.0 159.3 165.2 170.1 171.1 172.1 172.1
154.0 151.3 154.0 158.7 161.3 170.7 184.7 194.0 193.3 192.7 192.7 190.7
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167. 8 155.9 155.1 163.6 171.2 166.9 179.7 184.7 192.4 189.8 189.8 184.7
127. 6 118.7 115.3 124.1 151.2 147.8 160.6 171.4 188.2 169.5 162.1 139.9
119. 8 119.1|120.1 119.1 120.5 121.8 122.8 122.1 124.4 124.1 120.1 118.2
167. 9 169.3,164.1 164.1 166.2 172.1 181.5 183.6 186.4 185.4 182.9 181.5

196.9
214.1
156.4
174.7

Lamb, leg of----------- — do___ 176. 2 172.8 175.2 180.6 185.0 186.9 182.0 184.5 184.5 179.6 174.8 178.2
Hens ......................... ...d o ___ 156. 1 156.6 154.5 159.1 158.1 154.5 148.5 151.0 158.1 165.7 170.2 167.7
Milk, fresh............... . Quart— 150. 0 150.0 150.0 150.0 150.0 150.0 150.0 150.0 150.0 150.0 150.0 150.0
Butter.............. ......... Pound._ 146. 4 143.4 147.0 144.2 139.8 136.0 138.8 139.1 143.7 142.9 146.4 148.5

180.1
158.6
150.0
143.1

Cheese...................... . ...d o ___
Lard................. ......... ...d o ___
Eggs, strictly fresh... Dozen__
Bread......................... Pound..

182.4 180.5 161.4 162.4 164.3 167.6 173.3 170.5 173.3 172.4 170.5 171.9
98. 1 93.6 91.1 92.4 98.7 103.2 105.1 107.6 108.9 110.2 104.5 103.2
174. 0 122.8 116.8 112.6 117.2 121.8 133.3 139.6 145.3 153.7 165.3 181.8
156. 7 156.7 158.3 158.3 158.3 158.3 158.3 158.3 158.3 158.3 158.3 156.7

171.0
101.3
140.4
158.3

Flour.........................
Com meal__.............
Rice__.......................
Potatoes....................

168. 6 171.4 171.4 177.1 182.9 185.7 182.9 174.3 171.4 171.4 171.4 171.4
163. 6 159.1 168.2 177.3 177.3 181.8 177.3 172.7 172.7 177.3 172.7 177.3
110. 3 109.0 114.1 107.7 107.7 109.0 107.7 102.6 101.3 105.1 106.4 105.1
183. 3 183.3 216.7 216.7 216.7 183.3 150.0 150.0 161.1 161.1 166.7 166.7

174.3
172.7
107.7
177.8

Sugar, granulated___ — do----- 125. 5 127.3 127.3 129.1 130.9 132.7 130.9 127.3 129.1 127.3 123.6 123.6
Tea............................ — do___ 152. 4,153.4 153.4 154.4 155.3 155.3 155.3 153.0 153.0 151.9 153.0 151.4
Coffee........................ — do___ 177. 8 177.1 176.0 174.9 178.5 176.4 177.8 181.5 181.1 180.4 177.8 177.8

127.3
153.4
178.2

Index number of 43
weighted articles.1

147.8

Sirloin steak .............. P ound..
...d o ___
Round steak......... .
Rib roast.......... ....... ...d o ___
Chuck roast________ — do___
Plate beef..................
Pork chops..... ......... .
Bacon, sliced.............
Ham, sliced...............

...d o ___
— do___
— do___
...d o .......

— do___
.—do___
— do___
— do___

146. 1 142.2 143.8 145.5 147.6 146.3 147.5 148.5 151.2 151.6 151.6 151.5

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175.4
148.3
121.1
175.6

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DETAILED TABLES

TABLE 13.—RELATIVE R E TA IL PRICES OF 23 FOOD ARTICLES IN EACH OF 39 CITIES,
1927 AND 1928, B Y M ONTH—Continued
MILWAUKEE, WIS.
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Nov. 15

Oct. 15

Sept. 15

Aug. 15

July 15

June 15

May 15

Apr. 15

Mar. 15

Jan. 15

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1927

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Round steak...............
Rib roast........ .............
Chuck roast......... ......

Pound..
___do.......
...d o ___
__ do____

167.9 167.0 167.0 169.2 169.6 175.0 180.8 184.4 184.8 185.7 183.5 182.1
163.1 162.1 162.1 165.0 166.0 169.9 175.2 178.6 178.2 176.2 174.3 174.8
154.3 153.3 153.8 154.9 153.8 154.9 158.7 159.8 158.2 159.8 160.3 159.8
154.0 150.9 149.1 152.2 152.8 151.6 157.1 159.6 160.2 162.7 163.4 163.4

176.3
170.4
157.1
156.5

Plate beef....... .............
Pork chops..................
Bacon, sliced________
Ham, sliced_________

_._do____
...d o ___
...d o ___
___do___

126.7 126.7 126.7 125.9 125.9 125.0 127.6 131.0 131.9 136.2 137.9 140.5
177.4 172.6 180.0 180.0 175.3 158.9 173.7 193.2217.4 215.8 174.2 149.5
176.7 174.5 173.8 173.5 169.8 166.9 168.4 168.4 166.9 170.2 170.2 167.6
189.9 186.3 184.9 188.1 184.5 181.7 179.5 176.3 170.9 170.5 171.2 168.3

130.2
180.5
170.5
179.5

Lamb, leg of................
Hens____ _____ _____
Milk, fresh...................
Butter____ _____ ____

...d o ____ 191.4 192.4 198.0 212.2 216.8 217.3 212.2 202.0 193.9 191.4 188.8 187.8
...d o ____ 178.8 180.3 186.9 193.9 180.3 155.6 158.1 160.1 156.6 152.0 151.0 157.6
Quart— 157.1 157.1 157.1 157.1 157.1 157.1 157.1 157.1 157.1 157.1 157.1 157.1
Pound__ 156.3 160.2 160.2 159.1 137.9 133.4 133.7 134.8 146.2 149.9 151.0 163.2

200.5
167.7
157.1
148.7

Cheese.........................
Lard............... ............
Eggs, strictly fresh___
Bread...........................

— do___
— do____
Dozen __
Pound-.

165.1 165.6 163.8 161.9 159.6 160.6 160.1 162.8 164.7 170.6 170.2 174.3
126.3 122.4 121.2 121.8 121.8 121.8 121.8 122.4 123.7 126.3 125.0 125.6
176.8 137.2 100.7 98.6 97.3 93.2 103.1 124.9 147.1 175.4 210.9 209.9
160.7 160.7 160.7 160.7 160.7 160.7 160.7 160.7 162.5 162.5 162.5 162.5

165.1
123.1
139.6
160.7

Flour...........................
Corn meal---------------Rice------------- ----------Potatoes................... .

...d o ___
— do___
___do___
...d o ___

164.5 167.7 158.1 158.1 158.1 164.5 164.5 164.5 161.3 158.1 154.8 151.6
166.7 166.7 169.7 169.7 172.7 172.7 172.7 172.7 169.7 169.7 169.7 172.7
120.0 117.8 116.7 114.4 115.6 116.7 118.9 116.7 117.8 115.6 115.6 114.4
250.0 221.4 192.9 185.7j271.4 392.9 257.1 221.4 200.0 185.7 178.6 178.6

161.3
169.7
116.7
228.6

Sugar, granulated....... — do___ 133.3 133.3 133.3 129.6131.5 131.5 131.5 129.6 127.8 127.8 125.9 125.9 129.6
Tea.............................. ...d o ____ 143.2 142.2 142.4 141.4 141.4 141.6 141.2 142.4 142.6 140.0 140.0 140.6 141.6
Coffee........................... . . .do____ 166.9 163.6 157.5 154.5 154.5 154.5 154.2 153.1 152.4 155.3 155.3 156.4 156.4

Dec. 15

Nov. 15

Oct. 15

Sept. 15

Aug. 15

1July 15

I

June 15

M
ay 15

»o
•8
ft

Apr. 15

Unit

Mar. 15

Article

Jan. 15

1928

Average for
year 1928

Index number of 43 ................ 161.4 156.9 152.7 152.7 156.6 161.6 155.1 154.6 156.4 158.0 158.1 158.5 156.9
weighted articles.1

Sirloin steak...............
Round steak..............
Rib roast............. ......
Chuck roast...............

Pound..
— do____
— do____
...d o ------

182.1 182.1 180.8 183.0 189.3 196.4 204.0 218.8 221.9 212.1 200.4 198.2
175.2 177.2 175.7 180.1 183.5 192.2 201.5 214.6 216.5 205.8 196.1 194.2
166.3 169.0 167.9 168.5 170.7 178.8 183.2 188.6 190.2 187.5 182.6 176.1
165.8 168.3 168.3 170.8 173.9 177.6 185.7 193.2 202.5 201.9 194.4 185.1

197.3
192.7
177.7
182.6

Plate beef...................
Pork chops.................
Bacon, sliced..............
Ham, sliced...............

. —do____
...d o ____
— do____
— do___

140.5 145.7 149.1 150.9 154.3 156.9 161.2 172.4 180.2 182.8 175.9 169.8
146.8 139.5 139.5 157.4 178.9 177.4 196.3 208.9 239.5 183.2 177.9 149.5
166.9 159.3 153.8 152.4 153.8 157.1 161.8 166.2 170.2 168.0 162.9 158.9
169.1 166.5 165.5 165.5 165.1 166.9 174.1 179.5 184.5 184.2 182.7 173.0

162.1
174.7
161.1
173.0

Lamb, leg of..............
Hens_____________
Milk, fresh.................
Butter.......................

— do____
__ do____
Quart...
Pound..

189.3 190.4 192.9 208.1 219.8 222.4 212.2 209.1 208.1 201.0 195.4 193.4
165.7 177.3 178.8 186 4 183 3 162 6 163.1 168.2 181.8 176.3 171 7 171 7
157.1 157.1 157.1 157.1 157.1 157] 1 157.1 157.1 1571 157.1 157.1 157.1
153.5 149.0 156.0 143.5 144.6 141.5 144.0 147.4 155.4 151.8 157.7 161.3

203.6
173.7
157.1
150.4

Cheese......................
Lard________ ______
Eggs, strictly fresh...
Bread........................

— do____
— do____
Dozen__
Pound..

171.1 174.8 172.0 169.3 169.7 169.7 169.7 170.2 172.5 174.8 172.5 172.9
123.1 119.9 115.4 116.0 117.3 117.3 117.3 119.9 125.6 125.6 123.7 121.8
177.5 129.7 112.3 108.9 117.7 115.7 123.9 132.8 149.1 159.7 193.2 185.3
157.1 157.1 157.1 155.4 155.4 155.4 157.1 155.4 155.4 155.4 155.4 155.4

171.6
120.5
142.3
155.4

Flour..........................
Corn meal__..............
Rice............................
Potatoes.....................

— do____
...d o -----— do____
__ do.___

154.8 154.8 154.8 154.8 161.3 164.5 161.3 154.8 148.4 145.2 141.9 141.9
178.8 178.8 175.8 175.8 175.8 172.7 172.7 172.7 175.8 178.8 175.8 178.8
115.6 117.8 113.3 111.1 113.3 113.3 111.1 112.2 112.2 113.3 114.4 113.3
171.4 178.6 207.1 207.1 192.9 185.7 150.0 135.7 121.4 121.4 107.1 114.3

154.8
175.8
113.3
157.1

Sugar, granulated___ ...d o ____ 125.9 125.9 125.9 127.8 127.8 129.6 131.5 129.6 125.9 124.1 120.4 120.4
Tea............................. — do____ 143.4 144.2 141.2 141.6 140.4 139.6 136.8 136.8 137.6 137.6 137.6 138.6
Coffee......................... — do____ 157.8 160.0 159.3 160.4 161.8 163.6 163.6 163.6 164.7 167.3 163.6 165.1

125.9
139.6
162.5

Index number of 43
weighted articles.1

155.6

i For list of articles see Table 12.




155.1 152.3 153.0 153.7 156.0 154.8 155.3 156.5 159.9 157.2 157.3 156.2

178

RETAIL PRICES, 1890 TO 1928

T able 13.—RELATIVE R E TA IL PRICES OF 23 FOOD ARTICLES IN EACH OF 39 CITIES,
1927 AND 1928, BY M ON TH—Continued
MINNEAPOLIS, MINN.
1927
Article

Unit
<

Sirloin steak......... «... Pound, 145.7 1410 143.4 151.1 157. 511
L60.3 1 167.1 164.8 163.5 160.7 158.9
.5
lS - d O i A.K 146.0 146.5146.0 151,0 157.6 159.1 162,6 163.1 160. 160,1 157.6 157.6
ft
Round steak.*-.......
Rib roast___— .........140. 71!37.0 132.8 140.2 147.1 149.2 154.5 164.5 151.3 144.4 147.1 148.1
Chuck roast............... . -.do.._. 130.4 128.5 129.1 141.8 145.6 150.6 151.3 158. 21<
,46. 150.0 146.6 147.5

156.6
155.6
145.5
143.7

Plate bee!...................
Pork chops.................
Bacon, sliced.............
Ham, sliced................

..d o ....
—d o ....
—do___
..d o ___

129.3 127.3 131.3 136.4 140.4 143.4 140.4 137.4 137.4 141.4 144.4 151.5
178.9 178.4 180.0 182.7 181.1 170.3 174.1 183.8 201.1 213.0 185.9 163.2
7 179.2 178.4 175. 4176. 178.8 175.8 176.9
i.l
179.5 179.5 179.9 180.
179.9 181.0179.9 184.4 184.4 183.0 182.0 180.6 174.1 172. 172.8 165.0

138.4
182.7
178.4
178.6

Lamb, leg of..............
Hens...........................
Milk, fresh.................
Butter........................

—do___
__do___
Quart—
Pound-

223.4 221.4 225.3 238.3 236.4 242.9 237.0 233.1 222.7 221.4 218.2 218.8
188.7 190.3 188.7 190.9 188. 7167. 2 171.0 165.1 162.9 165.6 165.1 179.6
\
148.6 148.6 148.6 148.6 148.6 148. 148.6 148.6 148.6 162.2 162.2 162.2
153.4 157.0 157.3 157.3 136.8 134.6 131.7 132.9 141.6 148.3 151.4 160.4

228.6
176.9
152.7
146.9

Cheese......................
Lard.........................
Eggs, strictly fresh „
Bread........................

— d o . . _ - 175.2 174.8 173.8 174.8 172.8 170.9 174.3 174.3 176.2 178.2 177.2 182.0
...d o .... 119.5 116. 118.8 116.2 116. 2 116.2 117.5 117.5 118.8 118.8 120.1 120.1
104.2 117.0 133.9 158.3 178.8 190.5
Dozen.. 177.7 141.3 108.8 107.1 103.2
Pound. 158.9 160.7 160.7 160.7 160.7 160.7160.7 158.9 158.9 158.9 155.4 155.4

175.2
118.2
134.6
158.9

Flour........................
Corn meal................
Rice..........................
Potatoes...... .............

—do___
_
...d o_
...d o ....
—do_
_

182.8 179.3 179.3 175.9 175.9 179.3 179.3 179.3 175.9 179.3 175.9 175.
>.0
>.0
216.7 225.0 220.8 229.2 225.0 225.0 225.0225.0 225. 225.0220. 8 225.
120.2 122.5 116.9 122.5 120.2 118.0 118.0 118.0 118.0 118.0115.7 114.6
266.7 250.0 2 a 0
5 316. 7 458.3 333.3 183.3 150.0 158.3 158.3 183.3
275.0

179.3
225.0
119.1
250.0

Sugar, granulated._
_
Tea.............................
Coffee.........................

..do..
-d o ..
-.d o -

136.4 138.2 136.4 136.4 136.4 138.2 138.2 136.4 132.7 132.7 132.7 132.7 136.4
137.1 136.4 134.0 133.3 133.3 134.0 135.1 135.1 135.1 134.7 134.7 135.1 134.9
1.5 168.5 164.6163.3 164.0 163.0 162.7 163.3 164.9 166.9
174.7 173.1 \8
155.6 153.0 150.2 15 ..5 154.4 159.4153.4 147.0 147.2 151.5 151.2 153.3 152.5

Index number of 43
weighted articles.*

1928
Article

Unit

Sirloin steak_______
Round steak............
Rib roast........ .........
Chuck roast.............

Pound_
..d o —
__do_
_
__do_
_

168.0 175.3 174.0 174.9 180.8 190.4 198.6 201.8 202.3 196.3 190.0 186.8
165.2 168.7 167.2 171.2 180.3 193.9 190. 198.5 196.0 193.4 184.8 187.4
153.4 155.6 157.1 159.3 161.4 176.7 176.7 178. 176.2 171.4 167.2 174.6
155.1 157.0 158.2 158.9 169.0 178.5 182.9 182.3 184.8 180.4 175.3 182.3

186.8
183.3
167.2
172.2

Plate beef.................
Pork chops...............
Bacon, sliced............
Ham, sliced..............

__do—
—do—
—do—
—do—

156.6 157.6 156.6 162.6 168.7 179.8 184.8 177.8 184.8 186.9 184.8 185.9
169.2 161.1 160.5 177.8 1.2 196.2 198.9 207.0 236.2 204.3 193.5 170.3
175.0 177.7 175.8 175.4 175.8 172.3 172.3 176.9 180.3 184.8 178.0 175.8
164.3 159.2 156.1 159.2 161.6 161.6 171. 8 ! 77.9 179.9 183.0 179.6 176.2

173.7
188.6
176.5
169.0

Lamb, leg of.............
Hens__......................
Milk, fresh________
Butter.....................

-d o —
— do—
Quart—
Pound.

218.8 221.4 226.0 243.5 242.2 262.3 242.2 246.1 235.1 220. 218.2 217.5
188.2 193.0 190. 195.2 198.4 186.6 175.3 184.4 187.1 182.8 182.3 190.3
162.2 162.2 162.2 162.2 162.2 162.2 162.2 162.2 162.2 162.2 162.2 162.2
152.5 145.2 155.3 145.5 144.9 143.0 142.7 148.0 153.9 150.8 157.3 161.0

233.1
187.6
162.2
150.0

Cheese.......................
Lard......................... .
Eggs, strictly fresh...
Bread.........................

...do—
...d o —
Dozen _
Pound.

176.2 181.1 181.1 177.7 179.1 176.7 180.6 178.6 182.0 181.6 180.1 181.6
120.1 113.0 113.0 114.9 119.5 118.8 118.8 121.4 127.3 128.6 127.9 125.3
164.7 136.0 119.8 117.7 123.0 123.0 126.5 135.0 141.7 146.3 164.0 167.5
J
158.9 158.9 158.9 158.9 158.9 158.9 158. 9 1
.58.9 158.9 158.9 158.9 158.9

179.6
120.8
138.9
158.9

Flour.........................
do___
Corn meal— ............ ...d o —
Rice...... ..................... ...d o —
Potatoes.—............... .__do—.

172.4 169.0 172.4 172.4 179.3 179.3 182.8 175.9 165.5 165.5 158.6 158.6
237.5
237.5 237.5 237.5 245.8 237.5 \2 220.8 216.7 229.2 237.5
114.6 106.7 107.9 110.1 109.0 106.7 106.7 110.1 106.7 110.1 104.5 106.7
1.3 91.7108.3116.7
183.3 183.3 225.0 225.0 208.3 183.3 125.0

172.4
233.3
107.9
150.0

Sugar, granulated___ ...d o — 130.9 130.9 130.9 130.9 130.9 138.2 136.4 130.9 129.1 127.3 125.5 121.8
Tea............................ .._ do—- 131.1 137.1 140.4 137.8 137.6 139.6 138.0 138.4 136.7 153. 8153..1 150.0
Coffee....................... . ...d o —. 165.3 166.9 168.8 169.5 170. 173.1 172.7 171.8 172.7 174.7 174.7 174.4

130.9
141.1
171.4

152.4 150.3 152.5 153.9 156.1 155.6 152.3 151.8 153.6 153.0 153.8 154.3

153.3

Index number of 43
weighted articles.1

.1JFor list of articles see Table 12.




179

DETAILED TABLES

T able 13.—RELATIVE R E TA IL PRICES OF 23 FOOD ARTICLES IN EACH OF 39 CITIES,
1927 AND 1928, B Y M ONTH—Continued
NEWARK, N. J.
S-i

o

Dec. 15

Nov. 15

■Oct. 15

Sept. 15

Aug. 15

July 15

June 15

M
ay 15

Apr. 15

Mar. 15

Feb. 15

Unit

Jan. 15

Article

—

|

1927

03 M
03

U

<

Sirloin steak................
Round steak................
Rib roast......................
Chuck roast................

P ound._ 162.0 165.3 164.9 172.0 170.5 173.4 180.1 180.1 178.2 180.1 179.7 180.8
— do....... 158.4 159.2 159.2 167.8 164.8 166.3 173.4 173.8 173.0 173.4 173.8 175.7
...d o ....... 164.4 167. S 168.3 173.1 172.6 170.2 183.2 180.8180.3 186.1 181.7 192.3
...d o ....... 137.9 136.2 134.5 144.1 141.2 139.5 145.8 141.8,152.0 155.4 161.6 165.0

173.8
168.2
176.9
146.3

Plate beef....................
Pork chops..................
Bacon, sliced...............
Ham, sliced....... .........

. . .do.......
...d o .......
...d o .......
...d o .......

104.1 104.1 104.1 108.1 108.1 104.9 115.4 107.3 111. 4 122.0 130.1 139.8
165.6 159.8 162.5 166.5 167.4 158.0 163.4 171.9186.2 187.9 162.5 150.0
195.1 191.4 190.6 189.3 186.9 185.7 188.5 187.3 188.5 187.7 184.4 179.9
145.1 146.5 141.5 144.9 144.9 141.5 142.5 140.5 141.2 142.5 144.9 136.5

113.0
167.0
188.1
142.8

Lamb, leg of. ..............
Hens....... ....................
Milk, fresh...................
Butter. ........................

— do....... 174.9 176.3 179.7 192,8 202.9 203.4 201.0 188.4 187.9 185.0 186.0 178.3
— do____ 161.5 161.5 162.3 164.9 169.3 162.8 160.6 159.3 161.5 162.3 157.6 154.5
Quart— 166.7 166.7 166.7 166.7 166.7 166.7 166.7 166.7 177.8 177.8 177.8 177.8
Pound._ 149.5 151.2 149.0 151.2 135.3 131.1 132.8 130.8 138.1 148.3 147.5 153.5

187.9
161.5
170.0
143.3

Cheese........................
Lard............................
Eggs, strictly fresh___
Bread..........................

...d o ___ 162.0 161.2 162.0 161.2 162.0 162.0 162.9 161.2 180.0 164.9 166.9 162.9
— do___ 124.8 123.0 119.3 118.6 118.6 119.3 119.9 121.1 120.5 123.0 122.4 121.1
Dozen 143.6 122.5 99.1 95.3 96.6 92.6 100.2 109.7 133.5 155.5 167.9 158.7
Pound— 171.4 169.6 171.4 171.4 171.4 171.4 169.6 169.6 169.6 169.6 169.6 162.5

164.1
121.1
122.9
169.6

Flour............................
Corn meal...................
Rice..............................
Potatoes.... ........... ......

...d o .......
—.do___
— do.......
__ do.......

150.0 150.0 152.8 150.0 152.8 155.6 155.6 155.6 152.8 147.2 147.2 144.4
186.1 183.3 183.3 180.6 177.8 180.6 180.6 180.6 180.6 188.9 194.4 191.7
120.0 120.0 121.1 116.7 117.8 116.7 116.7 120.0 118.9 115.6 113.3 113.3
176.0 168.0 164.0 160.0 208.0 224.0 144.0 120.0 132.0 132.0 132.0 132.0

150.0
183.3
117.8
156.0

Sugar, granulated....... — do....... 126.4 130.2 130.2 126.4 124.5 130.2 130.2 130.2 128.3 126.4 126.4 126.4 128.3
T e a ............................. ...d o ....... 117.5 116.7 116.7 116.7 116.7 116.7 116.7 116.7 113.4 114.9 111.7 111.7 115.6
Coffee.......................... — do....... 166.6 164.8 163.1 161.4 158.7 161.8 160.1 156.3 158.0 159.7 160.1 161.8 161.1
Index number of 43 ............... 152.4 150.0 147.4 147.9 150.6 150.4 146.0 144.6 150.4 153.8 154.4 152.7 149.9
weighted articles.1
o

1928
Article

Unit

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lO
S*
4
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3

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lO

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-t
-s
P.
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D
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G

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Q

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® §t
bci—
au
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®P
>^
<

Sirloin steak. _
Round steak..
Rib roast____
Chuck roast...

Pound-.
...d o ___
— do- —
„ _ d o -----

182.7 186.3 186.0 184.5 187.1 188.6 205.2 214.8 215.9 205.2 202.2 194. 5
176.8 178.3 177.2 176.8 181.6 183.5 195.5 201.4 207.9 195.9(196.6 187. 7
186.1 190.4 189.4 185.6 191.3 195.2 204.3 206.3 212.5 201.9 198.6 193. 8
167.2 170.1 166.1 163.3 165.0 174.0 183.6 189.3 203.4 193.2j188.1 179. 7

195. 9
188. 4
196. 2
178. 5

Plate beef____
Pork chops___
Bacon, sliced..
Ham, sliced.._

— do___
—.do___
—.do----— do___

143.1 152.0 150.4 151.2 149.6 144.7 153.7 156.9 167.5 161.8 166.7 161. 8
141.5 137.9 133.9 152.2 159.8 154.0 171.9 187.9 213.4 179.5'169.2 149. 1
177.9 178.7 177.5 177.0 175.4 177.5 180.3 178.7 182.4 180.3 182.8 177. 5
137.3 136.7 135.2 133.6 135.7 137.8 147.8 149.3 153.8 151.4 145.9 145. 9

155. 3
162. 5
178. 7
142. 5

Lamb, leg o f..
Hens..............
Milk, fresh___
Butter............

— d o ....
„ . d o ----Quart—
Pound..

178.7 180.7 188.4 196.1 208.2 206.8 205.3 194.2 201.9 187.9 189.9 182. 6
156.7 161.5 161.5 163.2 163.6 164.5 165.8 165.8 170.1 170.1 170.6 166. 2
177.8 177.8 177.8 166.7 166.7 166.71177.8 177.8 177.8 177.8 177.8 177. 8
152.2 144.3 148.0 141.8 141.8 139.6 139.1 141.5 147.5 147.5 150.2 153. 5

193. 2
164. 9
175. 6
145. 5

Cheese—.................... - d o . - . 166.1 162.0 159.2 160.0 163.3 163.3 162.4 163.3 164.5 167.8 165.7 164. 5
Lard— .................... .
.do----- 120.5 116.1 109.9 111.8 114.9 115.5 112.4 113.7 116.8 121.7 123.6 117. 4
Eggs, strictly fresh... Dozen.._ 147.4 122.5 102.5 101.3 104.0 105.8 110.8 117.8 136.0 148.1 157.1 147. 9
Bread......................... Pound.. 162.5 162.5 162.5 162.5 162.5 162.5 162.5 162.5 162.5 162.5 162.5 162. 5

163. 7
116. 1
125. 2
162. 5

Flour.........................
d o ....
Corn meal................. . . . d o . . . .
Rice........................... — d o . . . .
Potatoes..................... ...d o -----

141.7 141.7 141.7 141,7 150.0 150.0 152.8*150.0 136.1 138.9 133.3 133. 3
188.9 191.7 191.7 191.7 191.7 191.7|1»1.7 191.7 191.7 191.7 186.1 186. 1
\
108.9 105.6 100.0 102.2 106.7 103.3 108.9 110.0 107.8 110.0 105.6 101. 1
144.0 156.0 164.0 160.0 136.0 96.0 92.0 92.0 88.0 92.0 92. 0
132.0

141. 7
191. 7
105. 6
120. 0

Sugar, granulated___ — d o . . . . 126.4 122.6 122.6 126.4 130.2 130.2 128.3 124.5 122.6 122.6 120.8 120. 8
Tea............ -.............. — d o . . . . 109.3 109.3 110.2 111.2 111.9 111.9 109.9 109.7 109.7 109.7 107.4 109. 5
Coffee......................... — d o .— 165.5 165.2 163.1 165.5 167.9 167.9 168.6 167.6 167.9 167.9 168.3 168. 6

124. 5
110. 0
166. 9

Index number of 43 ............... 151.2 148.9 147.8 147.8 149.3 147.2 148.1 149.4 153.4 152.8 153.1 151. 0
weighed articles.*

150. 0

i For list of articles see Table 12.




180

R E T A IL P R IC E S , 1 8 9 0 T O

1928

T able 13.—RE LATIVE R E TA IL PRICES OF 23 FOOD ARTICLES IN EACH OF 39 CITIES,
1927 AN D 1928, BY M ONTH—Continued
NEW HAVEN, CONN.
1927
Article

Sirloin steak___
Round steak_
_
Rib roast_____
Chuck roast___

b—
fli 1
Sss
>^

Unit

171.8
171.8 176.6 179.1 184.5 184.5 184.5 185.8 185.8 185.8
Pound.
__do__. 153.8153.1 151.7 153.1 153.8 156.6 161.9 163.3 166.1 165.4 165.4
4
.__do__- 150.8 150.8 152.5 153.4 159.3 160.6 164.4 162.7 162.3 162.7 164.8 166.1
...d o __ 138.4139.5 138.9 138.4 144.2.145.3 151.6 150.0 153.7 152.6 153.7 157.9

179.1
159.1
159.3
146.8

Plate beef__________ _ ...d o —
Pork chops................. ...d o — 168.6 164.1 169.5 >.1169.5161.4 159.5 173.6 190.9 200.9 174.1 153.6 171.4
Bacon, sliced________ ...d o__. 178.3 173.7 173.3 170.5 171.9 169.0 164.4 161. 159.1 162.6 164.4 163.3 167.6
Ham, sliced_________ -_do_-- .192.2 191. 187.8 188.4 186.9186.9 184.1 181.3 179.1 180.6 183.4 182.8 185.3
_
...d o _
...d o —
Quart..
Pound.

192.9 191.9 199.5 203.0 215. 7*217.3 214.7 205.6 203.0 199.0 199.5 195.4
179.5 178.6 178.6 178.2 179. 5 174.8 174.4 173.9 171.8 173.1 170.5 171.4
177.8 177. 177.8 177.8 177.8 177.8 177.8 177.8 177.8 177.8 177.8 177.8
157.7,157.1 163.1 163.9150.0143.2 142.1 142.3 143.2 150.0 150.0 151.9

203.0
175.2
177.8
151.1

_
Cheese............... ......... ...d o _
Lard_______________ ...d o _
_
Eggs, strictly fresh— Dozen..
Bread.............. .......... Pound.

174.6177.7177.2177.2 175.4175. 174.1175.0 175.9 176.8 179.0 179.9
125.2 124.5 123.2118.7 118.7118.7 116.8119.4 119.4 121.3 120.6 120.6
177.5143.3119.9 103.8103.1107.1 122.7133.8 152.2 173.0 191.3 195.3
153.3 153.3,153.3*153.3 153.3 153.3 153.3 153.3 153.3 153.3 153.3 153.3

17$ 8
120.6
143.5
153.3

Flour.............. .......
Com meal_______
Rice_____________
Potatoes-..............

...d o _ ...d o _
_
...d o _
_
...d o _
_

175.0 171.9171.9168. Jl68.8 171.9.175.0 175.0 171.9171.9 168.8 162.5
212.5 209.4 206.3 209.4 212.5 215.6 221.9 212.5 212.5 215.6 218.8 218.8
119.4 117.2.120.4119.4 120.4 116.1117.2 116.1 110.8112.9 109.7 107.5
222.2 211.1200.0 188.9,233.3 316.7200.0 155.6 172.2177. 177.8 177.8

171.9
212.5
116.1
205.6

Sugar, granulated----Tea___________ ____
Coffee..... ...................

. . . do. — 139.6 139.6 137.7135.8137.7 137.7 135.8 135.8 135.8 134.0 134.0 132.1 135.8
...d o ... 109.1 108.4 106.9 106.2104.4 104.4 104.4 104.4 107.1 109.6 109. 107.1 106.7
. . . d o . - 154.7 151.8 150.0 150.0148.8 147.0 145.0 145. 144.7 144.4 146.2 147.6 147.9

Lamb, leg of----------Hens____ _____ ____
Milk, fresh_________
Butter____________

161.1156.8 154.7,152.7,155.1 158.! 154.1 152.7 155.2158.1 159.6 159.6

Index number of 43
weighted articles.1

Article

Unit

Sirloin steak. _
Round steak._
Rib roast____
Chuck roast...

Pound.
..d o _
_
..d o _
_
..d o —

185.4 185.4 184.2 182.3 184.2 185.1 199.1 205.1 214.2 208.5 202.8 197.8
161.5 168.9 165.4 164.0 163. 168.2 173.4 187. 194.4 190.6 187.8 188.1
166.1 165.3 164.4 164.4 164.8 165.7 171. 180. 182.2 181.8 181.4 175.8
151.6 154.2 153.7 152.6 155.8 159.5 167.9 182. 188.4 187.4 186.3 181.

194.6
176.2
172.0
168.4

Plate beef.......
Pork chops_
_
Bacon, sliced..
Ham, sliced...

..do___
.
..d o _
_ 139.1 134.5 126.8 135.5 160. 161.4 174.5 S2 213.6 172.7 170.5 147.7
..d o _
_ 159.4 157.7 159.4 155.2 156.9 157.7 159.4 165.8 1.4166.9 163.7 161.
..d o — 177.2 177.2 175.3 176.3 183.8 183.4 189.1 192.2 193.8193. 189.1 182.5

160.5
161.2
184.4

Lamb, leg of...........
Hens_____________
Milk, fresh_______
Butter___________

__do_
_
..-do__
Quart.Pound-

191.4 193.9 199.5 202.5 228.9 235.0 220.8 213.2 210.7 200.5 199.5 192.9
173.5 176.5 176.5 175. 181. 179.5 181. 181. 182.1 184.2 179. 177.
177.8 177.8 177.8 177.8 177.8 177.8 177. 177.8 177.8 177.8 177.8 177.8
153.6 153.8 155.5 153.8 150.5 149.5 149.2 150.3 155.2 158.5 158.2 160.7

207.6
179.1
177.8
154.1

Cheese___________
Lard_____________
Eggs, strictly fresh.
Bread......................

...d o .—
..d o .—
Dozen.
Pound.

179.9 180.4 184.4 179.5 181.3 184.8 184.8 182. 182.6 185.3 185.7 185.7
121. 120.6 118.7 116.8 119.4 120.6 120.0 121.3 125. 128.4 123.9 120.0
168.1 150.4 120.3 112.3 118.7 120.6 134.3 145.2 166.9 178.3 190.8 187.9
153.3 153. 153.3 153.3 153.3 153.3|151.7 150.0 150.0 150.0150.0 146.7

183.0
121.3
149.4
151. 7

Flour...... ................ .
Corn meal_________
Rice—_.....................
Potatoes...... .............

.__do._...d o .—
_
...d o_
...d o .—

165.6 162.5 159.4
165.6 165.6 165.6 171.9 175.0 175.0 178.1 171.9
218.8 215. 215.6 218.8 212.5 206.3 203.1 200.3 215.6 215.6 212.5 209.4
112.9 110.8 109.7 110.8 110.8 110.8; 108. 109.7 111. 111.8 111.8 109.7
177.8 177. 194.4 194.4 172.2 155.6|122.2 122.2 122.2 122.2 116.7 161.1

212.5
110.8
150.0

Sugar, granulated_
_
Tea_______________
Coffee..... ......... .........

.d o.
-do.
.d o.

132.1 132.1 130.2 132.1 134.0 134.0il32.1 132.1 130.2 128.3 126.4 124.5
108.4 108.4 108.4 108.4 108.2 107.6'108.9 108.2 110.5 109.6 109.6 110.4
152.4 152.7 153.6 153.0 153.0 153.0153.6 152.7 152.4 153.6 153. 152.7

130.2
108.9
153.0

156.6 155.4 153.5 153.2 154.8 153.9 154.4 156.4 160.6 160. 160.9 160.7

156.7

Index number of 43
weighted articles.1

* For list of articles see Table 12.




181

DETAILED TABLES

T able 13.—RELA TIV E R E TA IL PRICES OF 23 FOOD ARTICLES IN EACH OF 39 CITIES,
1927 A N D 1928, B Y M ONTH—Continued
NEW ORLEANS, LA.
1927
*3

Article

bo*- *

Unit

Sirloin steak.............
Round steak............
Rib roast...... ...........
Chuck roast..... ........

172.9
Pound_
!.l 168.2 171.0 171.5 172.4 169.6 172.9 175.7 175.2 173.8
.__do„__ 166.8 166.8 172.7 171.7 172.2 171.7 175.9 176.5 178.1 175.4 173.8 178.1
...d o___ 157. 158.9 161.1 165.3 163.7 162.1 164.2 165.3 164.2 165.3 162.1 163.2
...d o___ 142.8 143.4 145.5 151.0 149.0 148.3 150.3 149.0 146. 152.4 149.7 155.2

171.5
173.3
162.6
149.0

Plate beef_________
Pork chops________
Bacon, sliced........
Ham, sliced............

...d o ___
...d o ___
...d o ___
...d o ___

163.7 157.5 161.9 161.1 154.0 154.9 156.6 152.2156.6 161.1 164.6 171.7
157.9 159.2 165.8 162.3 152.6 151.3 154.4 164.0 177.2 177.2 156.6 143.4
166.1 165.1 164.1 165.8 158.2 157.9 154.6 152.0 152.6 151.0 154.3 146.4
196.7 198.9 200.0 195.2 187. 189.7 187.2 184.6 183.5 186.4 180.6 171.4

159.3
160.1
157.2
188.6

Lamb, leg of...........
Hens______ ______
Milk, fresh............ .
Butter. ....................

...d o ___
...d o ___
Quart—
Pound.

186.0 185.5 193.7 194.7 195.2 195.2 193.7 1.9 187.4 186.0 187.4 186.0
175.7 179.0 181.3 179.0 173.8 165.0 162.6 164.0 173.4 170.6 163.6 168.2
142.9 142.9 142.9 142.9 142.9 142.9 142.9 142.9 142.9 142.9 142.9 142.9
155.3 155.5 157.4 155.0 145.3 136.6 136.3 136.8 140.8 146.3 148.4 153.9

189.9
171.5
142.9
147.4

Cheese.......... .........
Lard_____________
Eggs, strictly fresh.
Bread....... ..............

...d o ___
...d o ___
Dozen..
Pound.

172.0 174.3 172.0 169.7169.7 171.6 168.8 169.3 173.9 174.8 179.8 !.0
132.9 133.6 132.9 132.9130.2 128.2 128.9 129.5 128.9 131.5 130.9 129.5
170.9 131.8 119.7 108.4107.4 108.4 121.7 135.8 142.5 150.8 155.9 162.9
172.5 174.5 172.5 172.5 172.5 170.6 172.5 172.5 172.5 170.6 170.6 170.6

173.4
130.9
134.8
172.5

Flour____________
Com meal..............
Rice........................
Potatoes.................

...d o___
...d o___
...d o ___
...d o___

178.9 178.9 178.9 176.3 176.3 176.
151.9 151. 151.9 151.9 151.9 151.9
132.4 131.1 131.1 129.7 129.7 133.8
223.8 219.0 219.0 214.3 209.5300.0

176.3
155.6
131.1
214.3

Sugar, granulated...,
Tea...........................
Coffee.......................

...d o___ 136.5 136.5 134.6 128.8 130.8132.7
...d o___ 129.5 128.8 128.8 128.8 129.0 125.8
...d o___ 135. 135.1 134.4 135.5 135.5135.9

176.3 176.3 173.7 173.7 173.7
155.6 163.0 155.6 151.9 163.0
133.8 131.1 128.4 127.0 124.3
204.8 200.0 190.5 185.7 181.0

130.8 130.8128.8 126.9 126.9 130.8
126.9 126.9|l27.7 127.7 128.0 128.0
135.9 135.9136.3 135.1 135.1 135.5

157.1 154.7 154.7 153.4 151.1 154.7 152.7 152.3 153.5 154.0 152.4 153.0 153.6

Index number of 4!
weighted articles.*

Dec. 15

Nov. 15

Oct. 15

Sept. 15

Aug. 15

July 15

June 15

May 15

Apr. 15

Mar. 15

Unit

Jan. 15

Article

Feb. 15

1928

u
o
"8
bo1
""1
®&
<

Sirloin steak...............
Round steak..............
Rib roast. ..................
Chuck roast...............

Pound..
...d o ___
—.do___
. . . do___

173.8 179.4 181.8 187.4 187.4 193.9 199.1 203.7 208.9 208.4 202.3 198.1
175.9 178.6 185.6 192.0 190.9 200.5 204.8 207.0 208.0 209.1 206.4 204.3
164.7 172.6 175.3 177.4 177.4 183.7 184.2 189.5 191.1 188.9 186.8 187.9
153.8 154.5 163.4 168.3 169.0 167.6 175.9 185.5 181.4 181.4 177.2 176.6

193.9
196.8
181.6
171.0

Plate beef..................
Pork chops.................
Bacon, sliced..............
Ham, sliced................

...d o ___
...d o ___
___do___
___do___

168.1 171.7 169.9 177.9 167.3 167.3 174.3 185.0 188.5 190.3 199.1 202.7
137.3 133.8 130.7 138.6 157.5 151.3 160.1 168.4 182.5 165.4 159.2 135.1
141.1 134.9 133.6 137.5 141.8 135.2 137.8 144.1 144.1 145.1 146.1 145.7
178.4 172.5 174.7 174.7 176.9 175.8 179.5 190.8 193.4 188.3 188.6 177.7

180.5
151.8
140.5
181.0

Lamb, leg of..............
Hens..........................
Milk, fresh.................
Butter. ......................

— do___
„_ d o -----Quart—
Pound..

183.6 186.5 189.9 192.3 202.9 194.2 192.3 195.7 196.1 185.5 185.5 182.1
172.0 168.2 163.1 168.7 164.0 161.7 160.7 163.6 173.4 176.2 173.4 171.5
142.9 142.9 142.9 142.9 142.9 142.9 142.9 142.9 142.9 142.9 142.9 142.9
154.7 151.3 153.2 151.1 148.2 143.9 144.5 147.1 149.7 151.6 154.2 157.6

190.3
168.2
142.9
150.5

Cheese........................
Lard......... ...... ...........
Eggs, strictly fresh...
Bread.........................

— do----...d o ----Dozen__
Pound. .

185.3 185.3 178.9 174.8 172.9 175.2 178.4 176.6 180.3 178.0 178.4 178.4
129.5 121.5 114.1 114.8 115.4 121.5 122.8 123.5 122.8 124.8 125.5 124.8
180.6 127.8 118.1 113.4 121.4 117.4 131.1 138.5 146.2 155.5 159.2 168.6
170.6 170.6 170.6 172.5 174.5 174.5 174.5 174.5 174.5 174.5 174.5 172.5

178.4
121.5
139.8
172.5

Flour.......................... ...d o ___
Com meal.................. — do----Rice............................ — do___
Potatoes.....................

173.7 173.7 173.7 176.3 184.2 186.8 186.8 181.6 181.6 178.9 173.7 173.7
151.9 155.6 151.9 151.9 148.1 148.1 148.1 151.9 155.6 159.3 159.3 155.6
127.0 125.7 127.0 123.0 127.0 125.7 127.0 123.0 118.9 114.9 114.9 117.6
176.2 171.4 181.0 190.5 176.2 142.9 138.1 138.1 138.1 142.9 147.6 157.1

178.9
151.9
123.0
157.1

Sugar, granulated___ — do___ 126.9 125.0 125.0 125.0 128.8 128.8 126.9 125.0 125.0 121.2 117.3 117.3
Tea............................. __ do____ 130.0 128.2 128.2 126.4 126.1 126.1 128.5 133.0 131.7 131.9 130.3 130.3
Coffee.........................
134.4 134.7 135.1 135.9 135.5 137.0 135.5 133.6 134.4 134.0 133.6 133.2

125.0
129.1
134.7

Index number of 43
weighted articles, *

153.0

154.5 149.5 149.7 151.5 152.5 150.2 151.9 153.7 155.9 155.9 155.7 155.8

i For list of articles see Table 12,




182

RETAIL PRICES, 1890 TO 1928

T able 13.—RELATIVE R E TA IL PRICES OF 23 FOOD ARTICLES IN EACH OF 39 CITIES,
1927 A N D 1928, B Y M ON TH—Continued
NEW YORK, N. Y.
1927
Article

bo1
-1

Unit

«!
Sirloin steak_____
Round steak------Rib roast. .............
Chuck roast_____

Pound..
...d o ___
...d o ___
...d o ___

171.0
171.0 177.2 179.5 179.5 189. 191.1 191.9 192.7 194.2 195.4
170.8 1.6 170.0 176.4 178.8 179.6 185. 188.4 188.0 187.2 188.4 188.4
177.1 177.1 176.6 178.9 181.71181.7 187.2 188.5 1.1 192.2 195.4 197.2
175.6 177.5 184.4
153.8 155.0 153.1 158.8 160.6159.4 U 166.9

183.8
180.8
185.3
165.0

Plate beef.............
Pork chops............
Bacon, sliced-------Ham, sliced...........

...d o ___
...d o ___
...d o ___
...d o ___

133. 133.6 130.8 137.7 137.0137.7 142.5 143.8 146.6 150.7 154.8 161.6
182.3 179.5 184.7 188.8 188.8180.5 182.3 188.4 207.0 210.2 188.8 171.
196.4 195. 196.4 198.0 195. 2190.0 188.8 191.2 193.2 194.8 196.0 190.4
213.8 211.4 211.7 211.7 210.3 206.6 202.4 202.4 204.8 201.4 200.0 194.8

142.5
187.9
194.0
205.9

Lamb, leg of-------Hens......................
Milk, fresh...........
Butter...................

236.4 252.7 247.9
...d o . . . . 213.9 217.0
1 232.1 232.1 227.3 224.2 220.0
...d o___ 184.6 1.3 186.4 187.9 190.7 183. 178. 5 179.4 180.8 180.8 179.9 175.2
Quart...
;.7 !. 7 166.7 166.7 166.7 166.7
7 166.7 177.8 177.8 177.8 177.8
Pound.. 153.9 158.1 156.5 157.9 141.1 138.7 138.5 137.7 145.8 152.9 154.5 160.5

231.5
183.2
170.0
149.7

Cheese....................
Lard.................... —
Eggs, strictly fresh.
Bread......................

— do___
— do___
Dozen..
Pound..

193.4 192.9 193.9 195.4 197. 5 195. 195.9 195. 202.0 202.0 204. 205.6
127.3 126.1 124.8 126.1123. 123. 123.6 122.4 127.3 127.3 128.0 126.1
160.5 133.7 110.9 111. 7112.9 114.1 117.1 130.5 150. 183. 198.5 181.6
157.4 159.0 159.0 157.4*159.0 159.0 159.0 159.0 159.0 159.0 157.4 157.4

198.0
125.5
142.2
159.0

Flour.....................
Com meal__.........
R ice ......................
Potatoes................

...do.__.
.. . do.__.
...d o ----.. . do.__.

171.9
171.9 171. 171.9 175.0 178.1 178.1 171.9 171. 168.8 168.8
191.2 191.2 194.1 191.2 188.2 191.2 188.2 191.2 188.2 194.1 197.1 191.2
126. 126.3 125.0 125.0 121. 122.5 120.0 121.3 121.3 126.3 126.3 123.8
172.0 168.0 168.0 168.0 184.0 216.0 148.0 128.0 132.0 144.0 140.0 140.0

171.9
191.2
123.8
160.0

Sugar, granulated.
Tea........................
Coffee....................

...d o ___ 138.8 138.8 136.7 128.6 128.6 132. 136.7 134.7 130. 130.6 128.6 126.5 132.7
...d o ___ 152.2 151.3 152.9 153.1 153.1 153.1 153.1 153.1 153.6 155.0 155.4 153.6 153.3
— do___ 170.4 168. 168. 164.2 162.4 162.8 161.3 162.0 165.0 165.7 167.2 169.3 165.7
161.5 159.1 157.1 157.9 158.1 160.7 155.5 155.5 160.2 165.4 166.1 164.4 IC . 3
O

Index number of 43
weighted articles. >

1928
Article

Unit
>

Sirloin steak____
Round steak----Rib roast---------Chuck roast____

Pound.
..d o ___
—do___
—do —

192.3 191.9 192.3 1.2 191.5 196.9 206.6 216.2 220.5 213.9 208.1 202.7
187.6 188.0 186.8 186.0 188.4 193.2 202.4 211.2 214.4 207.2 203.6 200.0
194.0 195.9 195.9 195.9 196.8 198.2 204.1 207.8 212.8 211.5 206.0 202.3
176.3 180.6 173.1 178.1 177.5 >.4 187.5 197.5 200.6 196.3 196.3 191.3

201.9
197.6
201.8
186.9

Plate beef______
Pork chops_____
Bacon, sliced___
Ham, sliced____

..d o ....
— do___
—do___
—do___

158. 163.7 159.6 163.0 161.6 159.6 163.0 166.4 178.1 178.1 180.8176.0
163.3 160.0 158. 165.1 180.0 179.5 188.4 203.3 220.5 190.7 185.6 167.9
180.1 179.3 180.1 176.9 178.9 182.5 186.1 187.3 188.4 190.0 184.9179.3
190.3 191.7 189.0 186.9 189.0 199.0 199.3 204.8 208.3 206.6 202.8 198.3

167.1
180.5
182.9
197.2

Lamb, leg of___
Hens__________
Milk, fresh.........
B utter..............

— do___
— do___
Quart..
Pound.

212.7 219.4 223.6 230.3 250.9 255.2 243.6 233.9 244.8 233.3 i.l 217.0
178.5 184.1 184.6 183.6 187.9 186.9 184.1 183.2 186.0 185.5 186.0 182.7
177.8 177.8 i. 7 166.7 166.7 166.7 172.2 177.8 177.8 177.8 177.8 177.
157.3 149.0 151.6 145.5 145.5 140.8 142.7 146.6 151.0 150.8 155.5 158.

232.7
184.6
173.3
149.5

Cheese......................
Lard_______ _____ _
Eggs, strictly fresh..
Bread........................

— do___
— do___
Dozen.
Pound.

205.6 204.6 205.1 206.6 207.1 208.6 208.1 205.6 208.6 209.6
205.6
123.0 119.3 117.4 118.0 118.0 118.0 119.3 120.5 126.1 128.0 124.8 122.4
165.3 134.5 116.1 112.7 116.9 119.9 123.6 135.5 153.8 170.7 184.9 175.2
149.2 149.2 144.3 144.3 144.3 144.3 142.6 142.6 142.6 141.0 141.0 141.0

207.1
121.1
142.4
144.3

Flour........................
Corn meal................
R ic e ........................
Potatoes...................

... d o ...,
— do___
,._do___
— do___

165. 162.5 159.4 162.5 171.9 171.9 171.9 165.6 156.3 153.1 150.0 153.1
197.1 194.1 197.1 194.1 194.1 191.2 194.1 191.2 200.0 194.1 194.1 197.1
127.5 125.0 122.5 127.5 123.8 122.5 123.8 123.8 123.8 122.5 121.3 123.8
144.0 144.0 160.0 176.0 168.0 120.0 100.0 96.0 96.0 L0 100.0 100.0

162.5
194.1
123.8
124.0

Sugar, granulated_
_
Tea........................... .
Coffee........ ...............

do.__
— do—
...d o ...

128.6 128.6 128.6 130.6 132.7 136.7 134.7 128. 128.6 126.5 122.4 122.4 128.6
154.0 157.3 155.0 157.0 157.0 158.2 157.0 158.4 156.6 157.0 155.2 155.0 156.6
171.5 170.8 170.4 168.6 169.0 167. 167.9 168.2 166.8 166. 165.7 165.7 168.2

Index number of 4,
weighted articles.!

161.1 157.6 155.1 156.3 157.6 154.0 154.1 156.9 160.5 160.6 161.5 159.7 157.9

i For list of articles see Table 12.




183

DETAILED TABLES

T able 13.—R E LATIVE R E TA IL PRICES OF 23 FOOD ARTICLES IN EACH OF 39 CITIES,
1927 AN D 1928, B Y M ONTH—Continued
OMAHA, NEBR.
>
4
O
>
o
►
£

Dec. 15

Oct. 15

Sept. 15

Aug. 15

July 15

June 15

M
ay 15

Apr. 15

Jan. 15

Unit

Mar. 15

Article

Feb. 15

1927

S'-*

Sirloin steak...... .........
Round steak...............
Rib roast........ .............
Chuck roast.................

Pound._ 147.2 14a 0 148.0 151.2 152.0 150.8 15a o 160.4 159.6 159.2 156.4 155.6
— do....... 156.7 155.8 155.8 161.8 1641 163.6 172.3 1742 175.6 172.4 169.6 166.4
— do....... 142.9 143.5 141.3 141.8 145.1 1440 147.8 14a 9 151.1 14a 9 144.6 144.0
__ do____ 138.2 140.1 140.8 141.4 145.2 142.0 145.9 145.9 147.1 149.7 147.8 147.1

154.0
165.9
145.1
144 6

Plate beef....................
Pork chops____ _____
Bacon, sliced...............
Ham, sliced.................

— do____
— do.......
— do___
— do ..

123.4 120.6 123.4 120.6 124.3 124.3 123.4 119.6 123.4 121.5 127.1 136.4
177.9 173.3 180.5 180.0 176.4 172.3 171.8 183.1 197.9 210.8 176.9 156.4
184 8 184.1 182.7 183.0 183.0 181.2 180.5 176.5 1740 177.3 176.2 173.6
19& 6 200.0 200.0 200.0 197.9 193.5 185.9 1849 175.9 172.9 173.2 169.4

124.3
180.0
179.8
187.6

Lamb, leg of__............
Hens.............................
Milk, fresh..................
Butter.........................

— do.......
„ do
Quart—
Pound..

211.0 209.3 212.8 223.8 230.2 225.6 225.0 220.3 218.0 221.5 218.0 218.6
188.4 190.2 190.2 193.1 187.9 179.2 173.4 171.1 178.6 172.8 170.5 172.3
137.8 137.8 137.8 125.6 125.6 125.6 125.6 131.7 137.8 137.8 137.8 137.8
149.0 149.0 152.0 151.2 142.0 137.9 134 6 131.9 131.6 139.0 143.3 146.9

219.8
180.9
132.9
142.5

Cheese..........................
Lard....... ....................
Eggs, strictly fresh___
Bread..........................

...d o ....... 161.6 159.0 161.6 157.6 159.0 157.6 159.0 15a 5 165.9 164.6 168.6 169.0
. do
131.0 127.0 125.3 121.8 120.1 117.8 117.8 112.6 113.2 116.7 116.7 116.1
Dozen... 166.4 131.0 106.6 105.2 103.0 99.3 105.9 1140 132.1 155.4 170.1 188.6
Pound._ 196.2 196.2 1942 1942 1942 194.2 188.5 186.5 186.5 186.5 186.5 186.5

162.0
119.5
131.4
190.4

Flour. .........................
Corn meal...... .............
R ic e ...........................
Potatoes. .....................

— do.......
— do.......
— do.......
...d o ___

164.3
195.8
129.4
218.8

167.9 167.9 164.3 164.3 164.3 164 3 164.3 164.3 164.3 164.3 160.7 160.7
200.0 200.0 200.0 200.0 195.8 191.7 195.8 191.7 195.8 204.2 195.8 191.7
129.4 129.4 129.4 129.4 127.1 132.9 130.6 130.6 130.6 129.4 128.2 129.4
243.8 237.5 231.3 225.0 275.0 406.3 231.3 181.3 162.5 150.0 137.5 143.8

Sugar, granulated____ — do....... 134.5 136.2 136.2 136.2 136.2 134.5 136.2 132.8 131.0 129.3 127.6 125.9 132.8
Tea........................... ...d o ....... 143.4 141.8 141.8 142.3 140.7 141.3 140.0 138.9 138.9 140.0 139.5 138.9 140.7
Coffee........................... — do....... 181.3 180.7 178.7 179.3 178.7 178.7 178.3 178.0 178.0 178.7 178.7 179.0 179.0
Index number of 43
weighted articles.1

155.9 155.4 152.0 150.6 153.5 159.7 148.2 146.0 147.1 148.3 147.4 148.4 150.8
*
4
o
Dec. 15

Nov. 15

b
O

Oct. 15

lO

Sept. 15

July 15

June 15

M
ay 15

Apr. 15

Mar. 15

Unit

Jan. 15

Article

Feb. 15

1928

®8
bfi'-*
<

Sirloin steak..............
Round steak.............
Rib roast...... .............
Chuck roast...... ........

Pound._ 153.6 155.6 155.2 158.0 163.2 174 8 168.4 198.0 201.6 196.8 187.6 181.2
...d o ___ 169.1 166.8 168.7 172.8 178.8 195.9 209.7 218.9 220.7 208.8 203.2 191.7
...d o ___ 144 0145.7 145.1 147.3 153.8 165.2 1745 181.5 184.2 184 2 176.1 173.4
...d o ___ 145.9il46.5 146.5 151.0 159.9 180.3 188.5 195.5 196.8 193.6 186.6 179.0

176.0
192.2
164 7
172.6

Plate beef.— .......... .
Pork chops_________
Bacon, sliced_______
Ham, sliced...............

— do___
...d o ___
...d o ___
...d o ___

135.5134.6 135.5 135.5 139.3 146.7 1542 160.7 174.8 172.0 1748 177.6
147.7 139.5 130.3 147.7 175.4 168.7 176.4 192.3 218.5 190.3 178.5 150.3
168.2 165.7 160.3 158.1 162.5 163.2 166.4 171.1 172.2 174.4 163.2 163.2
166.3 160.8 160.8 160.8 165.6 170.4 177.3 185.9 189.3 189.7 183.5 178.0

153.3
168.2
165.7
174.2

Lamb, leg of___.........
Hens..........................
Milk, fresh_________
Butter........................

— do___
. —do___
Quart...
Pound. .

213.4 208.7 210.5 220.3 226.2 234.3 236.0 226.7 226.7 219.8 214 0 205.2
178.0 179.8 180.9 187.9 186.1 183.8 184 4 183.8 187.3 185.5 185.0 182.7
137.8 1341 125.6 125.6 125.6 125.6 137.8 137.8 137.8 137.8 137.8 137.8
147.7 146.9 144.1 138.1 1349 133.8 135.4 137.3 145.2 145.8 147.4 149.3

220.3
182.8
132.9
142.2

Cheese......... ............ . — do___ 171.2 167.2 162.4 162.4 157.2 157.6 159.4 157.6 162.9 162.0 159.0 158.5
Lard....... ........... ........ — do___ 111.5 106.9 105.7 108.6 108.6 109.8 110.9 113.8 116.7 117.2 116.7 113.8
Eggs, strictly fresh. __ Dozen. _ 170.5 125.5 115.5 112.2 117.3 120.7 125.8 130.6 143.9 147.6 157.9 174.9
Bread........................ Pound. . 186.5 186.5 184.6 184.6 184 6 186.5 186.5 184 6 184.6 184.6 184.6 186.5

161.6
111.5
136.9
184 6

Flour.. ......................
Corn meal__............ .
R ice..........................
Potatoes.....................

153.6 153.6 153.6 153.6 167.9 167.9 160.7 153.6 157.1 157.1 157.1 160.7
195.8 187.5 187.5 187.5 187.5 187.5 191.7 191.7 195.8 187.5 191.7 191.7
123.5 129.4 127.1 124.7 125.9 130.6 130.6 129.4 132.9 131.8 128.2 128.2
150.0 150.0 175.0 181.3 168.8 150.0 112.5 93.8 93.8 93.8 93.8 100.0

157.1
191.7
128.2
131.3

Sugar, granulated___ — do___ 122.4 125.9 122.4 124.1 125.9 125.9 127.6 124.1 1241 124.1 122.4 119.0
Tea............ ............... — d o.__. 138.8 137.71138.4 138.9 138.9 137.9 137.9 137.9 137.9 137.9 137.5 137.5
Coffee......................... ...d o ___ 179.0 179.0,179.0 179.0 179.0 179.0 179.0 179.0 179.0 179.0 178.7 178.7

1241
138.0
179.0

Index number of 43 ................ 146.8 143.5jl42.5 144.3 146.4 146.1 146.7 147.3 150.5 149.5 149.0 148.9
weighted articles.1

146.7

...d o ___
— do___
— d o ....
— do___

i For list of articles see Table 12.




184

R E T A IL

P R IC E S , 1 8 90 T O

1928

T able 13.—RELA TIV E R E T A IL PRICES OF 23 FOOD ARTICLES IN EACH OF 39 CITIES,
1927 AN D 1928, B Y M ON TH—Continued
PHILADELPHIA, PA.

Nov. 15

Sept. 15

1

1927

s<
o
•H
N
©S3
c3 fe
* S
-<

107.6 107.6 110.1 110.9 114.3 111.8 116.0 115.1 117.6 117.6 123.5 132.8
186.0 186.5 187.9 189.3 192.6 181.4 185.6 202.8 212.1 210.7 180.5 168.8
179.7 180.1 180.5 181.2 177.8 176.6 174.3 177.0 175.1 174.7 172.8 168.2
194.5 197.1 197.1 195.8 196.4 194.8 194.1 188.6 183.7 180.3 177.3 172.5

115.1
190.2
176.6
188.3

Lamb, leg of...... .........
Hens.............................
Milk, fresh-.................
Butter..........................

— do____
— do____
Quart—
Pound..

198.5 200.0 205.6 213.2 221.8 224.4 222.3 211.2 207.1 204.6 207.1 202.0
181.9 180.1 181.9 184.1 185.0 174.8 172.1 172.1 172.6 176.5 177.0 176.1
162.5 162.5 162.5 162.5 162.5 162.5 162.5 162.5 162.5 162.5 162.5 162.5
144.3 143.3 144.3 144.3 131.0 125.5 125.9 126.1 131.9 139.9 142.0 146.1

209.6
177.9
162.5
137.2

Cheese..........................
Lard.............................
Eggs, strictly fresh___
Bread_______________

— do___ 159.2 160.0 159.2 159.6 159.2 157.6 157.6 156.0 160.0 161.6 163.2 164.0
__ do____ 127.0 123.7 123.0 120.4 120.4 115.1 114.5 118.4 118.4 122.4 120.4 119.1
Dozen— 178.8 133.0 105.7 102.6 102.6 100.6 110.3 121.5 149.3 179.1 190.5 196.3
Pound— 197.9 197.9 195.8 195.8 195.8 195.8 195.8 195.8 195.8 195.8 195.8 195.8

159.6
120.4
139.3
195.8

Flour............................
Corn meal...................
Rice.............................
Potatoes.......................

— do____
__ do____
— do____
— do____

168.8 168.8 168.8 165.6 165.6 168.8 168.8 162.5 162.5 162.5 159.4 156.3
175.0 171.4 171.4 171.4 171.4 167.9 167.9 167.9 171.4 171.4 175.0 178.6
117.3 118.4 115.3 115.3 116.3 115.3 116.3 115. 3 115.3 115.3 114.3 113.3
209.1 200.0 190.9 190.9 254.5 272.7 190.9 150.0 159.1 163.6 159.1 163.6

165.6
171.4
115.3
190.9

Oct. 15

do____
do____
do____
do____

Aug. 15

—
—
—
_

July 15

Plate beef....................
Pork chops..... .............
Bacon, sliced...............
Ham, sliced_________

June 15

192.1
174.1
172.3
156.2

M
ay 15

182.1 180.1 182.8 186.4 191.4 191.1 201.3 198.0 198.0 195.7 195.4 203.3
162.7 160.4 164.3 169.4 171.8 172.5 184.7 183.1 180.0 178.0 177.3 183.5
165.9 164.5 165.9 168.6 169.5 172.3 176.4 174.5 174.1 173.6 177.3 183.6
147 7 148.3 147.7 150.6 155.1 153.4 160.8 160.2 158.0 158.0 163.1 172.7

Apr. 15

Pound-.
— do____
— do____
__ do____

Mar. 15

Sirloin steak................
Round steak................
Rib roast.....................
Chuck roast_________

Feb. 15

Unit

Jan. 15

Article

Sugar, granulated....... — do____ 138.0 138.0 136.0 132.0 134.0 134.0 134.0 134.0 134.0 134.0 134.0 132.0 134.0
Tea............................... — do.___ 128.5 128.9 126.9 126.3 125.9 125.4 126.3 125.2 125.6 124.6 125.7 125.6 126.3
Coffee........................... — do____ 180.6 177.4 173.4 166.1 166.9 159.3 160.1 155.2 158.1 158.1 162.1 162.9 164.9
Index number of 43
weighted articles.*

164.9 160.1 157.2 157.5 161.4 160.7 156.2 154.1 157.7 161.5 161.7 163.0 159.6

1928
Article

Unit
>>
*

Sirloin steak_______ Pound, 198.7 197.7 199.7 200.0 203.
218.2 221.2 225i5 213.2 207.9 206.6
Round steak......... . .„ d o ___ 181.6 181.2 182.0 182.7 184.7 189.8 206.3 212.2 213.8 201.2 192.2 192.2
Rib roast.................. . — do— 178.6 184.5 186.4 183.6 186.4 185.9 192.3 193.6 198.0 194.5 193.2 1.5
Chuck roast..... ......... —do___
175.6 171.6 173.9 176.1 184.1 197.2 203.4 211.9 209.1 201.2 196.0

208.3
193.3
189.1
189.2

Plate beef................. .
Pork chops_________
Bacon, sliced_______
Ham, sliced.............. .

—do___
—do—
—do___
—do___

146.2 151.3 150.4 149.6 148.7 147.9 158.8 165.5 167.2 172.3 173.1 168.9
156.7 147.4 146.0 162.8 187.0 184.2 190.7 205.6 232.6 186.5 175.8 164.7
164.4 155.2 156.7 156.7 158.2 160.5 162.1 164.4 169.7 167.4 163.6 160.9
170.9 172.2 169.9 171.8 171.8 172.8 182.2 192.2 193.9 192.9 189.0 183.8

158.0
178.1
161.7
180.3

Lamb, leg of—
Hens...............
Milk, fresh___
Butter.............

—do___ 198.0 199.5 201.0 211.2 222.3 229.4 221.8 213.2 218.3 210.2 206.1211.7
—do___ 180.1 179.2 177.4 179.6 186.7 182.7 181.9 183.2 185.8 188.5 185.4 185.4
!. 5 162.5 162.5 162.5 162.5 162.5 162.5 162.5 162.5 162.5 162.5 162.5
Quart. _
Pound. 143.3 138.5 139.2 136.9 135.6 133.9 133.3 135.6 140.4 139.2 141.7 144.0

211.7
183.2
162.5
138.5

Cheese...................... .
Lard...........................
Eggs, strictly fresh—.
Bread.........................

—do___
>.2 171.6 1.2 168.0 171.2
170.0 168.8 171.2 171.2 171.2 168.4
—do— 117.8 110.5 109.2 109.2 113.2 114.5 116.4 119.1 126.3 127.6 122.4 121.1
Dozen— 182.8 147.6 115.5 113.2 119.5 121.8 127.8 138.1 157.0 173.4 190.3 185.1
Pound. 195.8 195.8 195.8 193.8 193.8 !.8 191.7 189.6 179.2 179.2 172.9 175.0

170.0
117.1
147.6
187.5

Flour..........................
Corn meal_________
Rice........ .................. .
Potatoes_____ ______

— do___
— do___
—do___
—do___

153.1 150.0 153.1 153.1 162.5 165.6 168.8 165.6 159.4 150.0 146.9 146.9
185.7 189.3 182.1 185.7 182.1 182.1 189.3 189.3 182.1
3 185.7 185.7
111.2 111.2 112.2 108.2 106.1 105.1 105.1 106.1 107.1 105.1 107.1 106.1
163.6 159.1 177.3 172.7 190.9 163.6 113.6 109.1 104.5 100.0 100.0 104.5

156.3
185.7
107.1
136.4

Sugar, granulated___ —do___ 132.0 132.0130.0 132.0 134.0 134.0 136.0 130.0 132.0 126.0 124.0 122.0
Tea—........................ . — do— 125.9 127.6 126.9 126.5 126.3 127.2 129.1 129.6 132.2 131.9 130.4 127.8
Coffee..... ................... —do___ 173.0 171.8173.0 173.0 175.4 178.6 177.4 173.8 177.0 178.6 178.2 177.0

130.0
128.5
175.4

161.2 157.3 156.4 156.8 160.3 158.2 156.9 158.1 160.9 159.6 158.9 158.5

158.4

Index number of 43
weighted articles.1

* For list of articles see Table 12.




185

DETAILED TABLES

T able 13.—RELATIVE R E T A IL PRICES OF 23 FOOD ARTICLES IN EACH OF 39 CITIES,
1927 A N D 1928, B Y M ON TH—Continued
PITTSBURGH, PA.

Article

b -4
flT

Unit

** 03

®P
> >»
Sirloin steak...............
Round steak..............
Rib roast................
Chuck roast...............

Pound.
...d o___
...d o___
,„ d o —

169. 172.4 171.3 174.6 178.7 177.6 182.8 185.8 185.8 187.3 184.0 187.7
163.5 162.2 161.8 166.5 171.7 172.1 177.3 180.3 179.8 179.8 176.0 177.3
153.0 156.7 156.7 158.5 158.1 159.9 161.3 164.5 163.6 165.9 164.1 168.
149.7 152.1 152.7 158.1 159.3 159.9 161.7 162.3 165.9 169.5 166.5 170.7

179.9
172.5
160.8
160.5

Plate beef__________
Pork chops_________
Bacon, sliced_______
Ham, sliced________

...d o—
.—do___
—do___
„d o —

109.9 106.6 105.8 113.2 111.6 111.6 111.6 114.0 116.5 117.4 127.3 135.5
168.0 167.1 173.9 177.9 178.4 173.0 172.5 189.2 204.5 209.9 176.6 155.
186.2 180.3 182.4 185.5 183.4 182.1 175.2 176.9 177.2 177.2 174.8 170.0
197.3 191.6 189.6
203.3 204.3 206.7 206.7 209.4 204.0 203.0 203.3

114.9
178.8
179.3
201.3

Lamb, leg of.............
Hens______________
Milk, fresh..... .........
Butter............ ..........

...d o___
...d o___
Quart...
Pound-.

191.0 187.1 194.8 201.9 208.6 213.3 208.6 200.0 195.2 197.1 191.0 192.4
171.6 170.4 172.4 171.6 170.8 168.1 166.1 163.4 163.8 165. 161.9 160.3
170.5 170.5 170.5 159.1 159.1 159.1 159.1 159.1 159.1 170.5 170.5 170.5
152.5 154 5 157.0 155.0 13a 2 132.7 132 2 134.7 142.0 147.5 149.2 158.8

198.6
167.3
164.8
146.2

Cheese...................... .
Lard.______________
Eggs, strictly fresh___
Bread..........................

...d o___ 161.6 162.4 158.8 162.0 163.7 164.9 163.3 162.4 1.7 165.7 168.6 169.0
— do___ 132.3 129.7 127.7 126.5 124.5 119.4 120.0 119.4 120.0 125.8 127.1 128.4
1.2 156.6 113.8 110.2 112.0 112.6 119.1 133.5 152.9 179.7 195.1 201.2
Dozen_
Pound.. 170.4 168.5 168.5 168.5 168.5 168.5 168.5 166.7 166.7 166.7 155.6 159.3

163.7
125.2
148.0
166.7

Flour...........................
Corn meal...................
Rice.............................
Potatoes.................... .

—do___
,„ d o ___
,__do___
,„ d o ___

162.5
207.1
128.3
200.0

165.6 162.5 162.5 159.4 159.4 162.5 165.6 162.5 165.6 162.5 159.4 156.3
210.7 210.7 210.7 214.3 210.7 210.7 196.4 207.1 210.7 203.6 203.6 210.7
132.6 133.7 135.9 130.4 128.3 127.2 127.2 127.2 123.9 123.9 120.7 121.7
222.2 205.6 200.0 188.9 238.9 333.3 211.1 161.1 177.8 166.7 161.1 161.1

Sugar, granulated___ ...d o ___ 137.5 137.5 133.9 132.1 132.1 135.7 133.9 130.4 130.4 132.1 132.1 130.4 133.9
Tea.............................. ...d o___ 146.7 145.7 146.7 145.2 143.1 144.3 144.7 143. 143.1 143.1 143.1 142.8 144.3
Coffee......................... . ...d o —
169.0 1.3 168.3 165.7 164.0 158.0 157.3 156.0 153.3 154.0 157.3 158.7 161.0
3.7 160.1 157.0 155.4 157.3 161.3 154.8 152.! 156.0 160.0 158.4160.0 158.1

Index number of 43
weighted articles.1

*
4
o
Dec. 15

Nov. 15

Oct. 15

Sept. 15

Aug. 15

July 15

June 15

M
ay 15

Apr. 15

Mar. 15

Unit

Jan. 15

Article

Feb. 15

1928

w.
>
03 o3
® &

«!

Sirloin steak ..............
Round steak..............
Rib roast....................
Chuck roast...............

Pound..
— do___
— do___
- „ d o ___

185.8 187.7 185.8 186.6 191.0 200.0 207.1 221.6 220.9 213.4 207.5 199.6
177.3 179.8 179.8 179.8 182.8 189.3 204.7 220.6 218.9 208.2 201.3 197.4
169.6 171.4 170.5 169.6 175.6 179.3 184.3 188.9 197.2 191.2 188.5 182.9
169.5 176.0 176.0 176.0 182.6 188.0 195.8 209.0 216.2 213.2 208.4 195.8

200.7
194.8
108.6
192.2

Plate b eef.................
Pork chops..... ...........
Bacon, sliced..... ........
Ham, sliced................

— do___
— do----_—do___
. —do___

137.2 140.5 140.5 141.3 146.3 150.4 158.7 166.1 176.0 183.5 180.2 171.1
143.7 134.2 132.4 148.2 171.6 164.9 179.7 191.9 221.2 181.5 163.5 139.6
167.6 163.8 161.7 166.2 164.1 164.1 164.8 168.6 172.8 173.1 166.6 162.4
191.0 193.6 190.0 188.6 192.0 195.3 198.7 204.3 208.7 204.3 202.3 206.0

157.9
164.4
166.2
198.0

Lamb, leg of...... ........
Hens..... .....................
Milk, fresh.................
Butter........................

_ „ d o ___
— do.......
Quart—
Pound..

189.0 190.5 193.8 198.1 211.4 215.2 207.1 202.9 201.0 195.2 192.9 187.1
173.2 171.2 169.6 173.9 175.9 176.3 172.8 174.3 178.6 177.8 179.8 179.4
168.2 159.1 159.1 147.7 147.7 147.7 147.7 159.1 159.1 170.5 170.5 170.5
152.5 147.0 152.5 141.5 138.2 135.9 138.4 142.5 150.0 148.5 152.8 155.0

198.6
175.1
159.1
146.2

Cheese........................
Lard______ ________
Eggs, strictly fresh...
Bread.........................

— do___ 171.4 171.4 169.0 170.2 169.8 170.6 168.6 170.6 170.2 170.6 171.0 168.6
...d o ___ 121.3 118.7 115.5 114.8 115.5 115.5 116.8 119.4 125.2 123.9 123.9 120.0
Dozen. _ 188.9 146.8 120.3 120.0 128.6 130.2 134.8 144.6 162.2 168.3 186.5 194.8
Pound.. 157.4 159.3 159.3 157.4 157.4 157.4 168.5 168.5 168.5 168.5 166.7 166.7

170.2
119.4
152.3
163.0

Flour..........................
Corn meal..................
Rice__........................
Potatoes.....................

— do___
__ do____
— do___
- d o - ___

156.3 153.1 153.1 156.3 165.6 165.6 165.6 162.5 150.0 150.0 146.9 146.9
214.3 210.7 203.6 207.1 214.3 221.4 214.3 214.3 214.3 214.3 214.3 210.7
121.7 120.7 121.7 120.7 119.6 120.7 122.8 117.4 120.7 119.6 120.7 122.8
166.7 172.2 200.0 200.0 188.9 161.1 100.0 111.1 116.7 116.7 111.1 127.8

156.3
214.3
120.7
150.0

Sugar, granulated___ — do___ 130.4 132.1 130.4 132.1 132.1 130.4 132.1 128.6 128.6 126.8 125.0 125.0
Tea............................. — do___ 142.1 142.9 142.2 140.9 139.5 140.2 138.3 139.7 141.6 141.6 141.9 139.5
Coffee......................... — do___ 159.3 159.0 159.0 160.7 161.7 163.0 164.0 163.0 163.3 164.3 165.7 164.0

130.4
140.8
162.3

Index number of 43 ............... 158.0 153.4 153.4 151.6 153.5 151.8 151.9 156.7 160.2 160.6 160.7 161.2
weighted articles.1

156.3

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1927 A ND 1928, BY M ON TH—Continued
PORTLAND, OREG.
1927
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1?* 128.8 130.1 138.0 136.7 136.2 137.1 137.6 138.4 135.8 135.4 136.7
127.1 130.4 131.4 140.1 138.6 138.2 138.6 139.1 140.1 139.6 139.1 140.6
130.2 131.2 135.9 138.5 137.5 137.5 134.9 137.0 134.4 134.4 136.5 136.5
115.3 116.0 117.8 125.2 124.5 122.7 120.2 121.5 120.9 119.0 122.1 125.2

134.9
136.7
135.4
120.9

do— _ 103.7 106.0 106.7 111.2 109.7 107.5 105.2 106.0 106.7 107.5 112.7 117.2
Plate beef___________
Pork chops.............. . — do___ 177.0 173.7 172.8 169.6 165.0,160.8 165.9 169.6 182.5H78.8 167.7 159.4
Bacon, sliced------------- . . . do— 181.7 182.7 181.7 180.4 181.4 180.4 178.4 178.1 177.1 178.1 177.4 171.8
Ham, sliced_____ ____ . . .do___ 189.4 188.4 188.4 188.8 186.8 184.8 184.8 185.8 184.2 184.8 182.8 180.9

108.2
170.0
179.1
185.8

Lamb, leg of................
Hens-----------------------Milk, fresh__________
Butter______________

— do___ 202.8 203.4 207.9 214.7 215.3 213.6 210.2 208.5 202.3 201.1 202.8 200.0
...d o ___ 174.9 174.9 173.0 173.0 172.0 152.1 154.0 150.2 149.8 140.8 152.6 152.6
Quart— m 3 126.3 126.3 126.3 126.3 126.3 126.3 126.3 126.3 126.3 126.3 126.3
Pound._ 140 139.3 135.3 128.1 124.0 122.7 122.7 127.2 134.3 135.3 138.0 142.7

206.8
160.2
126.3
132.6

Cheese...................—
Lard____________ ___
Eggs, strictly fresh----Bread_______________

— do___
...d o ___
Dozen...
Pound

178.8 185.1 184.1 185.6 184.1
111.6 112.2 116.0 116.0 113.8
96.2 119.2 144.1 150.4 129.0
166.1 166.1 166.1 164.3 164.3

181.3
117.1
105.2
166.1

Flour_________ _____
Corn meal....................
Rice-----------------------Potatoes____________

— do— 179.3 175.9 172.4 172.4 172.4 175.9 175.9•175.9 175.9 172.4 165.5 162.1
—_do___ 155.9 164.7 158.8 164.7 164.7 161.8 167. e[ 179.4 161.8 161.8 161.8 164.7
— do___ 119.8 120.9 120.9 117.4 119.8 120.9H20.9•119.8 122.1 118.6 117.4 112.8
7 300.0 288.9 311.1 366.7 488.91466.7' 311.1 300.0 288.9 266.7 244.4
...d o ___

172.4
164.7
119.8
322.2

Sirloin steak_________
Round steak------ ------Rib roast___________
Chuck roast................

Pound..
...d o ___
— do— — do___

184.1 181.2 179.8 176.4 178.4 179.8 178.4
124.9 137.8 122.1 119.3 117.1 113.3 112.7
111.5 102.7 83.6 79.7 80.3 79.7 86.3
169 fl 166.1 166.1 166.1 166.1 166.1 166.1

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Coffee......................... — do___ 151.7p151.1 148.3 147.7 146.6 143.7 146.01146. e 146.61144.9>148.31148.3i 147.4

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Round steak..............
Rib roast....................
Chuck roast...............

Pound-_ 150.7 153.3 150.2 154.1 155.0 155.0 153.7 152.8 156.8 156.3 158.1 157.2
...d o ___ 156.5 156.5 155.6 158.9 160.9 161.4 159.9 158.5 163.8 163.3 167.1 164.7
— do----- 151.6 155.2 156.8 158.9 158.3 155.2 154.7 156.3 155.7 157.8 154.2 154.2
— do___ 146.0 146.6 146.0 147.9 146.0 143.6 141.7 144.2 149.7 150.9 154.6 153.4

154.6
160.4
155.7
147.9

Plate beef...................
Pork chops................
Bacon, sliced— .........
Ham, sliced................

...d o ___
— do-----___do___
...d o ------

135.8 137.3 138.8 141.0 141.8 138.8 126.6 136.6 140.3 138.8 146.3 141.8
161.3 146.5 139.6 138.7 146.5 149.8 165.0 180.2 193.1 165.9 159.4 158.1
175.4 168.1 162.1 167.1 165.1 165.1 168.1 163.1 170.4 170.4 171.4 167.1
183.5 179.5 176.2 176.2 177.6 178.5 179.5 179.2 184.5 184.5 180.5 174.3

139.6
158.5
167.8
179.5

Lamb, leg of..............
Hens__________ ____
Milk, fresh.................
Butter.... ..................

— do___
— do----Quart—
Pound. -

202.3 208.5 209.0 215.3 216.4 212.4 211.9 204.5 203.4 205.6 202.8 209.0
162.6 162.1 163.0 164.9 165.4 162.6 164.9 157.3 161.1 160.2 167.3 166.4
126.3 126.3 126.3 126.3 126.3 126.3 126.3 126.3 126.3 126.3 126.3 126.3
141.2 136.5 136.5 127.4 124.7 125.7 131.6 138.0 145.4 145.9 146.2 144.7

208.5
163.0
126.3
137.0

Cheese.......................
Lard_______ ____ _
Eggs, strictly fresh...
Bread.........................

...d o ___
— do___
Dozen__
Pound-.

185.1 185.6 185.1 184.1 181.7 183.2 182.7 186.1 185.1 182.7 185.1 185.1
112.7 109.9 107.2 108.8 110.5 109.4 107.7 108.8 109.9 105.0 108.3 108.8
125.5 95.3 83.3 81.1 85.5 94.0 103. S 105.5 130.7 146.6 149.0 135.3
164.3 164.3 164.3 164.3 164.3 164.3 164.3 164.3 166.1 166.1 166.1 166.1

184.1
108.8
111.2
164.3

Flour..........................
Corn meal__..............
Rice___......................
Potatoes.....................

_ „ d o ___
— do___
...d o ___
...d o ___

165.5 165.5 169.0 169.0 172.4 172.4 175.9 169.0 169.0 162.1 162.1 162.1
179.4 182.4 182.4 182.4 176.5 176.5 173.5 176.5 170.6 170.6 164.7 170.6
115.1 118.6 120.9 118.6 118.6 117.4 118.6 111.6 117.4 115.1 118.6 116.3
255.6 244.4 244.4 277.8 222.2 288.9 288.9 255.6 244.4 233.3 233.3 244.4

169.0
176.5
117.4
255.6

Sugar, granulated___ ...d o ___ 114.5 112.9 112.9 112.9 114.5 114.5 112.9 111.3 112.9 109.7 106.5 108.1
T e a ................. ......... ...d o ___ 146.0 146.0 145.3 146.5 142.9 144.5 146.7 145.3 147.5 140.4 141.8 141.8
Coffee........ ................ — do----- 150.3 150.3 151.1 151.1 150.3 151.1 152.0 152.3 152.3 151.1 152.3 152.0

111.3
144.5
151.4

Index number of 43 ................ 142.0 138.0 136.8 136.9 136.6 138.1 139.7 139.4 143.9 144.4 144.7 143.3
weighted articles.1

140.4

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T able 13.—RELATIVE R E TA IL PRICES OF 23 FOOD ARTICLES IN EACH OF 39 CITIES,
1927 A N D 1928, B Y M ONTH—Continued
PROVIDENCE, R. I.
1927
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Sirloin steak. .........
Round steak...........
Rib roast._............
Chuck roast............

Pound.
do—
...d o —
__do—

177.3 177.3 177.8 181.8 1.4 185.1 1.1 190.2 190.2 190.4 192.4 192.9
1.7 171.0 1.7 167.4 165.8 172.6
160.3 160.6 158.0 163.2 165.8
154.4 156.4 153.9 161.8 163.9 162.2 168.0 168.0 166.4 167.6 168. 170.5
149.2 151.9 151.3 159.4 159.9 158.8 169.0 167.9 162. 169.0 163.1 >.5

Plate beef................
Pork chops.............
Bacon, sliced..........
Ham, sliced............

...do—
..d o _
_ 184.8 181.4 185.2 188.6 185.2 171.4 175.7 200.0 222.4 231.9 191.0 1.0 190.5
„ do— 202.7 202.2 199.6 198.2 191.1 189.3 186.2 187.6 188.4 187.1 186.2 183.1 192.0
..d o _ _ - 191.7 190.4 190.4 195.5 191.7 186.9 182.1 177.6 171.9 168.4 175.1 175.7 183.1

186.1
165.8
163.5
161.0

Lamb, leg o f............... - d o —
—do—
Quart..
Pound,

198.0 202.0211.2 220.9 226.0 223.5 220.4 211.2204.6 203.1 203.1 194.9
175.6 173.6174.4 176.0 179.8 166.1 156.2164.0162.0168.6 169.4 163.6
158.9 158.9 158.9 158.9 158.9 158.9 161.1172.2 172.2 174.4 174.4 174.4
147.4 148.2,151.8 154.4 138.1 133.8 131.7132.5134.0138.9 138.9 1.4

209.7
169.0
165.6
140.7

Cheese............... ......
Lard............... ........
Eggs, strictly fresh..
Pread____________

—d o .—
..d o —
DozenPound_

166.8 165. 5 167.3 167.7 167.3 166.8 167.3 167.7 169.1 171.8 170.0 174.1
120.8119.5118.8 118.2 118.8 118.2 118.8 119.5 120.8 120.8 121.4 119.5
161.8; 136.3 108.4 103.8 103.8 105.3 122.4 143.8 163.5 180.3 199.8 166.
153.3 153.3 153.3 153.3 151.7 151.7 151.7 151.7 151.7 151.7 151.7 150.0

168.6
119.5
114.3
151.7

Flour......... ..........
Corn m eal--.........
Rice......................
Potatoes................

-d o —
„d o —
„d o—
.-d o __

173.5 173.5 173.5 170.6 173.5 176.5 176.5 176.5 170. 167. 161.8 164.7
172.4 ► 172.4 172.4 i.O 10 175.9 172.4 179.3 179.3 175.9 175.9
.0
128.0 124.7 123.7 121.5 119.4 115.1 115.1 114.0 116.1 117.2 116.1 116.1
217.6 205.9 205. 205.9 241.2 1.5 205.9 164.7 182.4 176.5 170. 170.

170.6
172.4
119.4
205.9

Sugar, granulated___
Tea..............................
Coffee..........................

„d o —
__do—
„ do—

143.1 143.1 141.2 137.3 139.2 141.2 139.2 137.3 137.3 135.3 135.3 135.3 139.2
125.1 126.1 126.1 125.5 125.5 126.7 126.1 125.5 125.9 125.5 126.5 126.5 125.9
179.0 175.3 173.7 170.0 168.3 166.0 162. 163.0 162.7 163.0 164.0 166.7 168.0

Milk, fresh..
Butter........

Index number of 43.
weighted articles.*

158.4 155.4 153.2 153.9 155.8 157.8 153.1 154.8 157.5 159.8 160.3 156.9 156.4
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Round steak....... ......
Rib roast....................
Chuck roast...............

Pound..
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— do___
...d o —

194.9 197.7 195.7 194 2 198.7 19a 7 203.0 204.0 213.6 208.8 2040 203.0
167.8168.7 167.8 171.7 174 9 179.5 187.9 190.9,195.8 191.9 189.6 185.3
171.8173.4 171.0 169.3 173.9 175.9 183.8 181.31185.9 187.6 185.9 184.6
172.2 177.5 174 3 172.2 173.8 17a 6 192.0 188.2192.5 19L4 197.7 190.9

210.5
181.1
178.8
183.4

Plate beef.____ _____
Pork chops.................
Bacon, sliced..............
Ham, sliced................

__ do___
...d o ___ 152.9 147.1 147.1 164.8 190.0 183.8 200.0 211. o ! m 2 202.9 193.8 166.7
— do___ 184.0 178.71174.2 180.0 180.0 180.9183.6 186.2 191.1 191.1 185:3 180.9
...d o ___ 173.2 172.8 170.9 173.5 172.2 173.2 179.2 180.8 182.4 185.9 183.1 176.7

182.9
183.1
177.0

Lamb, leg of..............
Hens....... ...................
Milk, fresh.................
Butter........................

...d o —
...d o ___
Quart—
Pound..

193.4 198.5 203.6 215.8 228.6 231.1 220.9 209.2 212.8 203.1 203.1 199.0
166.5 170.7 168.6 172.7 172.7 175.2 172.3 172.7 177.3 177.3 177.3 173.1
174.4 174.4 174 4 174 4 161.1 161.1 170.0 174.4 174.4 174.4 174 4 174.4
142.8 141.2 145.9 1441 143.6 139.2 141.2
i143.6 146.6 147.4 147.7 148.5

209.7
173.1
172.2
144.3

Cheese................•
___
Lard...........................
Eggs, strictly fresh . . .
Bread.........................

— do— 175.5 175.9 175.0 174 5 175.5 174 5 176.8 178.6 175.9 177.7 174 5 175.5
...d o ___ 118.2 114.9 111.7 112.3 111.0 112.3 114.3 115.6 118.8 123.4 120.8 116.9
Dozen. _ 154.1 132.9 115.9 102.9 ioa7 113.7 129.3 147.6 157.2 179.1 189.7 167.3
P ound.. 150.0 150.0 150.0 150.0 150.0 150.0 150.0 150.0 150.0 150.0 150.0 151.7

175.9
115.6
141.6
150.0

Flour..........................
Corn meal........ .........
R ice...........................
Potatoes.....................

—
—
—
—

do— 161.8 161.8 161.8 164 7 170.6 173.5 173.5 164 7 161.8 155.9 155.9 152.9
do— 175.9 175.9 175.9 175.9 172.4 175.9 172.4 175.9 172.4 175.9 172.4 172.4
do___ ioa6 112.9 110.8| 110.8 ioa6 ioa6 110.8 ioa6 111.8 109.7 108.6 105.4
do— _ 164.7 176.5 211.8 200.0 170.6 147.1 111.8 117.6 123.5 111.8 105.9 105.9

164.7
175.9
109.7
147.1

Sugar, granulated___ . . . do— 135.3 135.3 133.3 137.3 135.3 137.3 137.3 133.3 133.3 129.4 125.5 125.5
Tea............................. ...d o ___ 125.1 123.6 124 2 124 2 1244 124 4 124 4 125.1 124 4 125.7 125.1 125.5
Coffee.........................
166.3 168.7 170.0 170.3 171.0 169.7 169.7 171.0 174.0 175.7 174 3 174 7

133.3
1246
171.3

Index number of 43.
weighted articles. *

156.5

155.3 154.2 154 7 154 5 153.6 151.8 1540 156.9 160.5 161.2 161.1 157.6

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T able 13.—RELATIVE R E TA IL PRICES OF 23 FOOD ARTICLES IN EACH OF 39 CITIES,
1927 A N D 1928, B Y M ON TH —Continued
RICHMOND, VA.
1927
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Rib roast........
Chuck roast...

Pound.
— do....
—do__
__do___

180.5 179.2 181.0 181.9 181.4 181.0 182.8 190.0 189.1 184.6 191.0 191.0
176.8 176.3 178.8 181.3 179.8 179.8 180.8 184.8 189.9 181.8 187.4
4
165.1 170.9 170.4172.5 172.0 172.0 170.4 172.0 176.2 173.5 177.2 177.8
150.6 152.6 153.9-152.6 154.5 li
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.57.1 155.2 154.5 153.2 154.5 157.1 159.1

184.6
182.3
172.5
154.5

Plate beef.......
Pork chops.__
Bacon, sliced..
Ham, sliced...

—do__
- d o ___
—do___
...d o ..

133.1 131.5 131.5!137.1 137.1 138.7 138.7 137.9 >.5 135.5 139.5 141.9
178.6 175.2 172.81176.7 178.2 176.2 174.3 183.5 201.5 205.8 181.1 163.1
176.8 178.3 178.31176.8 174.4 174.4 170.1 166.9 168.5 174.8 172.4 >1
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185.2 186.4 185.61183.6 182.8 185.6 182.4 183.2 185.6 178.4 179.2 184.4

137.1
180.6
173.2
183.6

Lamb, leg of...... ......... —do__ 4. 229.0 229.0 226.9236.8 239.9 234.2 230.1 223.8 225.9 227.5 226.9215.0
Hens............................ ...d o.... 189.7182.8 184.3 187.7 182.8 173.5 161.8 162.7 161.3 164.2 166.7168.1
Milk, fresh.................. Quart— 140.0140.0 140.0140.0 140.0 140.0 140.0 140.0 140.0 140.0 140.0140.0
Butter........................ . Pound. 154.7 152.1 150.6151.6 146.5 142.3 138.9 136.3 136.5 140.1 145.0147.4

229.0
174.0
140.0
145.3

Cheese......................... —do___ 165.5164.1 165.5 164.6 163.7 161.9 161.9 164.1 165.0 165.0 164.6 166.4
Lard........................... . —do___ 126.3 124.3 121.7 120.4 118.4 118.4 119.7 119.1 123.7 126.3 127.6 125.7
Dozen _ 183.0139.2 107.3 107.3 104.9 110.4 118.1 130.6 150.0 182.6 206.6 202.8
Eggs, strictly fresh—
Bread......................... . Pound. 177.4 177.4 175.5 177.4 177.4 177.4 177.4 177.4 177.4 177.4 177.4 175.5

164.6
122.4
145.1
177.4

Flour...........................
Corn meal...................
Rice.............................
Potatoes...... .............. .

—do___
—do___
— do___
— do___

Sugar, granulated----Tea.............................
Coffee.........................

—do___ 139.6139.6 135.8 134.0 134.0 135.8 137.7132.1 134.0 134.0 132.1 132.1 135.8
...d o ___ 162.3 163.6 163.0 164.5 165.5 163.2 163.2163.2 163.4 163.2 164.6 164.6 163.7
— do___ 177.1 176.4 172.7 173.1 175.6 172. 0168.3168.3 170.5 (.7 167.9 169.0 171.6

Index number of 43
weighted articles.1

167.2 163.5 160.3 161.6163.2 165.4158.1:158.5 161.0 163.0 163.7 162.7 162.5

172.7172.7
7 166.7 163.6 163.6 166.7 166.7
169.7 163.6 163.6
223.8219.0 214.3 219.0 219.0 228.6 233.3 223. 8 233. 233.3 228.6 228.6
122.2 122.2 122.2 122.2 121.2 120.2 120.2121.2 120.2 117.2 117.2 115.2
236.8 236.8 236.8 242.1
L5 357. 9205.3189.5 178.9 178.9 168.4 168.4

166.7
223.8
120.2
226.3

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Unit

1 220.8 222.6 220.4 219.9 216.7
Sirloin steak............. . Pound. 195.9 200.5 196.4 198.2198.6 201.8
Round steak............ . —do___ 195.5 197.0 196.0 197.5 196.0 200.0 206.6 218.2 123.2 220.7 219.7 212.6
Rib roast.................. . —do___ 180.4 179.9 179.4 182. O'178.3 182.0 186.2 188.4 192.1 196.8 195.2 188.9
Chuck roast............. . ...d o ..„ 161.0 165.6 165.6 166.91168.2169.5 176.0 190.3 190.9 190.9 196.8 185.1

208.1
207.1
185.7
177.3

—do___
—do___
—do___
—do___

141.9 146.8 151.6 150.8152.4 155.6158.9 164.5 171.8 178.2 178.2 178.2
152.9 145.1 141.3 144.2 171.4 167.0176.7 190.8 210.2 185.9 174.3 150.0
163.8 163.8 160.6 160.2 160.6 157.9157.1 158.7 163.4 161.0 158.7 151.
180.0 178.4 177.2 180.4 178.0 177.2178.0 180.4 186.8 186.0 182.8 182.0

160.5
167.5
159.8
180.8

Lamb, leg of.............. ...d o___
Hens......................... . — do___
Milk, fresh............... . Quart. _
Butter........................ Pound.

226.4 224.9 230.1 232.1 237.8 247.2 240.4 234.7 228.0230.1 230.1 225.9
177.5 177.9 177.0 185.8 179.4 172.5 166.7 i.7 173.0 172.1 176.0 178.4
140.0 140.0 140.0 140.0 140.0 140.0 140.0 140.0 140.0 140.0 140.0 140.0
149.1 147.4 145.5 145.7 144.5 144.5 144.5 145.3 148.4 149.9 150.1 154.0

232.1
175.5
140.0
147.4

Cheese.....................
Lard........................
Eggs, strictly fresh.
Bread......................

...do___
1.5 1.5 165.9 166.8 166. 167.3 166.8 166.4 166.4 166.4 165.5 165.5
—do___ 122.4 122.4 113.8 113.2 111.8 112.5 113.2 115.8 120.4 123.0 122.4 120.4
Dozen. 181. 159.4 114.2 117.0 121.2 128.8 130.6 136.8 163.5 174.0 188.9 194.4
Pound. 171.7 169. 171.7 169.8 171.7 173.6 171.7 167.9 167.9 167.9 164.2 166.0

117.8
151.0
169.0

Flour...... ...................
Corn meal.................
Rice...........................
Potatoes.....................

— do___
— do___
—do___
— do___

160.6 157.6 157.6154.5 163.6 >.7 172.7 (.7 163.6 163.6 160.6 157.6
223.8 228.6 228.6 228.6 228.6 228.6 233.3 233.3 228.6 1.3 233.3 233.3
117.2 114.1 115.2114.1 116.2 112.1 108.1 111.1 116.2 115.2 113.1 111.1
184.2 189.5 200.0210.5 215.8 210.5 142.1 126.3 126.3 121.1 126.3 131.6

163.6
228.6
114.1
163.2

Sugar, granulated___ —do___ 132.1 132.1 132.1 132.1 132.1 132.1 132.1 132.1 132.1 130.2 128.3 126.4
T e a ........................... — do___ 161.8 164.5 161.6 161.6 161.3 160.4 160.4 161.8 163.0 163.0 164.1 164.1
Coffee......................... —do___ 168.6 171.6 174.2 172.7 173.4 174.2 173.8 175.6 177.5 177.1 176.0 175.6

132.1
162.3
174.2

Index number of 43
weighted articles.1

161.2

Plate beef................. .
Pork chops............... .
Bacon, sliced.......... .
Ham, sliced...............

161.7 160.1 157.3 158.7 161.2 161.2 159.0 160.3 164.4 164.0 163.6 162.4

1 For list of articles see Table 12,




189

DETAILED TABLES

T able 13.- -R E LA TIV E R E TA IL PRICES OF 23 FOOD ARTICLES IN EACH OF 39 CITIES
1927 A N D 1928, B Y M ONTH—Continued
ST. LOUIS, MO.
1927
Article

tO t
ui—
* u
*i 3
®o
>>
*

Unit

Sirloin steak..
Round steak..
Rib roast____
Chuck roast__

Pound.
...d o _ ...
...d o ....
— do_
_

148.6 149.8 150.2 149.4 152.7 152.7 157.6 160.0 159.2 166.1 165.3 162.0
166.5 157.4 158.3 159.6 163.2 164.1 168.6 170.4 171.7 176.7 175.8 172.6
162.6 162.0 161.0 163.6 163.6 162.0 164.2 164.7 164.7 174.9 172.2 173.8
146.3 145.0 146.3 145.0 145.6 144.3 144.3 153.0 151.0 160.4 161.1 156.4

156.3
166.4
165.
149.7

Plate beef.......
Pork chops___
Bacon, sliced—
Ham, sliced...

—do_
_ 142.0137.5135.7 133.9132.1 125.9127.7 133.9135.7145.5150.0 144.6
—do_
_ 172.0 163.5 170.9 172.5165.6 157.1 154.0 185.2197.9 204.8 172.0 152.4
..d o .... 176.5 175.7 171. o r 70.6170.2 166.7 165.5 167.5168.6
1.3 194.8 195.9 199.6198.9189.6185.9 190.7189.6 193.7192.9189.6
—do___

137.5
172.5
169.8
192.9

Lamb, leg o f..
Hens...............
Milk, fresh....
Butter............

...d o .... 202.2 204.9 206.6214.3 216.5 222.0 213.2 207.1 205.5 204.9 200.0 196.2
4 204.5 206.2206.2 203.4 188.8 183.1 179.2 178.1 177.5 174.2 178.7
—do___
Quart.. 156.6 156.6 156.6 156.6 156.6 156.6 156.6 156.6 156.6 156.6 156.6 156.6
Pound. 162.0 162.8 164.7162.6 144.1 140.9 139.8 140.9 147. 9154.0 157.5163.9

207.7
189.9
156.6
153.5

Cheese......................
Lard.........................
Eggs, strictly fresh’ I'
Bread.........................

—do.......
_do_.
Dozen..
Pound.

188.9 189.4 184.8 183.3 178.8 179.8 179.3 181.8 185.9 191. 9195. 5 194.9
118.4 113.2 113.2 111. 01:11.0 110.3 110.3 111.8 116.9 119.1 114.7 114.7
188.7 148.1 112.8 111.7 107.1 104.1 116.2 136.1 153.0 173.3 193.2 203.8
178.2 178.2 180.0 180.0 180.0 180.0180.0 180.0 180. 01!
.80.0 180.0 180.0

186.4
114.0
145.9
180.0

Flour......................
Com meal..............
Rice........................
Potatoes.................

—do___
—do___
..d o ___
..d o ___

173.3 176.7 173.3 170.0 173.3 173.3 176.7176.7 176.7 173.3 173.3 170.0
182.6 182.6 187.0 182.6 187.0 195.7 195.7200.0 204.3 195.7 191.3 187.0
122.6 122.6 122.6 117.9 121.4 120.2 121.4 121.4 121.4 122.6 120.2 117.9
252.9 241.2 241.2 235.3 288.2 388.2 264.7 205.9 200.0 182.4 176.5 176.5

173.3
191.3
121.4
235.3

Sugar, granulated___
Tea.............................
Coffee.........................

—do___ 146.2 144.2142.31'
.40.4 138.5 138.5 140.4 138.5138.51!
.36.5 134.6 132.7 138.5
—do___ 135.3 135.3 136. 41! 1.5 139.1 138.4 139.1 139.1 139.1 138.0 138.4 137.6 138.0
—do___ 197.5 196.3 193.0 191.8 191.8189. 187.7 186.4 185.6 186.8 186.8 188.5 190.1

Index number of 42
weighted articles.*

162.7159.3157.4 157.2160.0164.0 156.6 155.7157.5 159.1 158.4 168.2 158.8

Article

Unit

I
Sirloin steak..
Round steak.
Rib roast____
Chuck roast...

Pound.
— do_
_
— do_
_
...d o ._ _

160.0 160.0 161.2 162.9 170.2 171.8193.
171.7 171.7 173.5 174.4 179.4 182.5 206.:
173.3 173.3 171.7 175.9 180.7 184.0193.1
159.7 160.4 162.4 163.1 167.8 177.2194.1

198.4 195.1 193.1 188.2 183.7
209.9 210.3 206.3 198.7 195.5
195.7 195.7 198.4 195.2 192.0
196.0 197.3 196.0 198.7

178.4
190.1
185.6
180.5

Plate beef._
_
Pork chops....
Bacon, sliced..
Ham, sliced...

_._do_
_
...d o ...
...d o ___
...d o ___

151.8 152.7 157.1 156.3 156.3 161.6170.5 175.9 183.9 183.0 189.3 183.0
140.7 127.0 118.5 147.1 162.4 162.4 190. 206.3 225.9 183.1 175.7137.6
163.5 165.1 152.9 154.1 156.1 158.8 162. 168.2 167.1 163.5 160.8 155.3
184.0183.3 181.4 184.0 188.8 190.7196.7200.4 204.5 200.0 197.8 191.4

168.8
164.6
160.8
191.8

Lamb, leg of.............. ...d o —
. . . d o ...
Milk, fresh...
Quart...
Butter......... .
Pound..

193.4 194.5 204.9 218.1 221.4 211.0 213.2 208.2 207.7 204.4 197.3 200.5
186.0 192.1 190.4 198.9 197.2 191.6 188.8 191.6 201.7 194.9 196.6 200.6
156.6 156.6 156.6 156.6 156.6 156.6 166.6 156.6 156.6 156.6 156.6 156.6
1
159.1 155.9 1.9 150.5 147.1 144.9 147.9 152.4 157.5 157. 5160.2 166.0

206.0
194.4
156.6
154.8

...d o .... 196.5 194.9 187.9 186.9 185.4183.8 185.9 188.9 187.9 189.9 188.9 190.9
Lard______________ ._do___ 111.8 1.7 100.0 100.7 108.8107.4 111.8 114.0 122.1 121.3 117.6 111.8
Eggs, strictly fresh... Dozen... 202.3 145.1 133.1 128.9 134.2137.6 138.3 150.4 166.5 171.1 196.6 195.5
Bread......................... Pound.. 178.2 178.2 178.2 174.5 174.5174.5 174.5 172.7 170.9 170.9 170.9 170.9

188.9
111.0
158.3
174.5

Flour......................... ..d o .._ . 170.0 170.0 170.0 170.0 180.0 180.0 180.0 173.3 170.0 166. 7166.7 160.0
Corn meal__............. ._do___ 182.6 182.6 182.6 187.0 187.0 182.6 187.0 187.0 187.0 182.6 187.0 191.3
Rice........................... —do___ 116.7 116.7 115.5 115.5 115.5 115.5 116.7 117.9 116.7 116.7 119.0 119.0
Potatoes................... . - d o . . . . 176.5 194.1 200.0 194.1 182.4 194.1 129.4 100.0 100.0 111.8 117.6141.2

170.0
187.0
116.7
152.9

Sugar, granulated.... —d o ... 134.6 134.6 136.5 138.5 138.5 140.4 138.5 136.5 136.5 130.8 130.
Tea........................... . —do__ 135.1 136.2 137.8 135.5 135.1 135.1 138.9 136.2 136.0 135.6 137.6 142.9
Coffee......................... —do__ 190.1 190.9 192.2 192.6 193.8 193.8 192.6 193.0 193.8 192.6 193.0 195.9

134.6
136.9
193.0

157.3 154.2 154.1 155.0 156.6 156.4 155.6 155.8 158.4 157.3 158.5158.4

156.5

Index number of 43
weighted artides.1

i For list of articles see Table 12.

44848°—29-----13



190

RETAIL PRICES, 1890 TO 1928

T able 13.—RELATIVE R ETAIL PRICES OF 23 FOOD ARTICLES IN EACH OF 39 CITIES,
1927 AND 1928, B Y M ON TH—Continued
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH
1927
Article

b
fiiH

Unit

21

Sirloin steak
Round steak..
Rib roast____
Chuck roast..

Pound.
__do__
..-do-_...d o —

136.3 138.1 138.5 143.8 150.0 149.6 148.7 146.9 146.5 146.5 146.9 149.6
140.7 142.2 145.7 150.8 157.3 157.3 156.3 153.8 153.3 153.3 153.3 159.8
121.8 122.8 126.4 130.6 137.8 135.8 134.2 134.2 130.1 133.2 132.6 137.3
124.5 124.5 124.5 134.4 133.1 131.1 132.5 129.8 129.8 133.8 135.1 145.0

145.1
152.3
131.6
131.8

Plate beef.......
Pork chops....
Bacon, sliced..
Ham, sliced...

...d o —
-d o .-.
...d o —.
--d o.-_

111.7 112.5 115.8 119.2 123.3 120.8 120.0 118.3 118.3 120.8 121.7 126.7
168.9 163.3 168.4 167.1 158.3 150.4 143.4 156.1 172.8 175.0 163. 150.9
159.8 158.5 160.8 160.8 155.6 154.7 151.8 150.8 150.8 150.8 154.0 150.8
201.3 200.3 202.7 205.0 199.0 199.0 193.0 191.6 193.0 191.6 188.6 181.9

119.2
161.4
155.0
195.6

Lamb, leg o f..
Hens..............
Milk, fresh....
Butter............

...d o —
...do—Quart..
Pound.

187.3 183.4 197.2 103.9 216.0 217.7 202.8 194.5 193.9 195.0 191.7 190.6
139.5 140.3 140.8 139.5 137.0 131.9 124.4 124.4 125.2 127.7 127.3 128.2
124.1 118.4 118.4 118.4 118.4 118.4 126.4 126.4 126.4 126.4 126.4 126.4
136.6 136.9 140.5 135.3 129.1 126.0 121.0 125.2 133.0 135.3 134.5 138.7

197.8
132.4
123.0
132.7

Lard...........................
Eggs, strictly fresh—_
Bread.........................

...d o —.
..d o —.
Dozen..
Pound.

128.5 127.2 127.2 127.2 128.5 128.5 128.5 128.5 129.3 128.5 128.5 129.7
120.8 118.8 116.7 116.2 115.1 112.0 109.4 106.8 109.4 112.5 112.0 111.5
125.7 103.0 89.3 86.0 84.5 82.1 85.4 101.5 115.5 139.7 146.9 135.5
167.8 167.8 166.1 164.4 164.4 164.4 164.4 164.4 164.4 164.4 167.8 164.4

128.5
113.5
108.1
166.1

Flour..........................
Corn meal..................
R ice...........................
Potatoes.....................

..d o —.
...d o —.
...do—.
...d o —

168.0 164.0 164.0 160.0 160.0 168.0 168.0 168.0 164.0 164.0 16.40 164.0
161.8 158.8 158.8 161.8 161.8 161.8 164.7 164.7 164.7 164.7 164.7 164.7
118.3 114.6 114.6 111.0 109.8 112.2 112.2 117.1 112.2 111.0 111.0 104.9
216.7 216.7 216.7 233.3 333.3 550.0 308.3 200.0 166.7 158.3 158.3 150.0

164.0
161.8
112.2
241.7

Sugar, granulated___
Tea.............................
Coffee...... ..................

...d o —. 136.1 134.4 134.4 132.8 132.8 132.8 131.1 132.8 132.8 132.8 131.1 132.8 132.8
...d o .-. 133.8 132.0 131.7 131.7 131.7 131.7 131.7 131.7 131.7 131.7 132.2 132.4 132.0
- d o - 154.7 155.3 155.6 154.7 153.4 153.9 153.4 153.9 152.0 150.8 151.7 151.7 153.4

Index number of 43
weighted articles.1

134.8 132.2 132.1 132.4 136.1 142.1 133.2 131.2 131.8 134.0 134.6 S3.7 133.7

1928
Article

Unit

Sirloin steak..
Round steak..
Rib roast........
Chuck roast...

Pound.
_
...d o _
...d o ....
...d o .__

147.8 156.6 158.8 159.3 159.7 160.6 164.6 167.3 174 8 173.9 171.2
160.3 164.8 168.8 169.8 170.4 178.9 179.9 185.4 190.5 191.0 189.4 188.4
136.8 137.8 140.9 140.9 145.1 146.1 146.6 156.5 159.1 156.0 153.4 154.4
143.7 148.3 146.4 151.7 153.0 155.6 157.0 162.3 170.9 1742 173.5 173.5

103.7
178.4
147.7
158.9

Plate beef.......
Pork chops___
Bacon, sliced—.
Ham, sliced—

...d o ....
...d o ....
..d o ___
—do___

129.2 138.3 1.2 140.0 139.2 139.2
2 143.3 156.7 158.3 160.0 160.8
140.8 141.7 132.5 136.8 152.6 157.9 159.6 170.2 197.4 176.3 157.9 148.2
149.5 144.7 139.9 140.5 142.1 144.1 144.1 145.3 146.6 145.3 146.0 144.7
180.5 176.8 172.8 172.8 174.2 174.2 187.2 185.9 193.6 193.6 188.9 187.6

145.0
156.1
144.4
182.2

Lamb, leg of.
Hens..............
Milk, fresh...
Butter...........

...d o ___
...d o — .
uart—
gound.

190.6 192.8 201.1 203.3 218.2 224.9 211.6 211.0 210.5 206.6 203.3 202.8
128.2 129.8 132.8 137.8 142.0 139.9 135.7 139.9 141.6 145.4 147.9 147.9
114.9 114.9 114.9 114.9 114.9 114.9 114.9 114.9 114 9 114 9 114 9 1149
138.7 132.5 133.8 124.4 123.9 123.6 130.4 135.3 139.7 141.6 140. 141.8

206.6
139.1
114.9
133.8

...d o .__
Lard_______________ — do___
Eggs, strictly fresh.... Dozen. _
Bread......................... . Pound.

131.0 131.0 129.3 128.0 128.0 129.3 129.3 129.3 129.3 131.0 131.8 131.0
110.4 108.9 104.7 104.7 104.7 105.7 105.2 104.7 108.9 112.0 113.0 106.8
129.9 108.1 80.0 87.2 91.0 95.2 108.1 111.3 128.1 143.0 149.0 153.1
166.1 166.1 166.1 166.1 164.4 164.4 164.4 164.4 164 4 162.7 162.7 162.7

129.7
107.3
115.2
164.4

Flour........................... ...d o___
Corn meal................... __do___
Rice............................. ..d o ___
Potatoes..................... . —do___

164.0 168.0 168.0 172.0 172.0 172.0 168.0 164.0 148.0 148.0 148.0 144.0
161.8 155.9 155.9 161.8 164.7 164.7 167.6 164.7 164.6 164 7 173.5 173.5
107.3 109.8 112.2 108.5 101.2 103.7 104.9 106.1 104 9 104 9 106.1 106.1
150.0 133.3 150.0 150.0 150.0 183.3 141.7 125.0 125.0 116.7 133.3 133.3

160.0
164.7
106.1
141.7

Sugar, granulated.......
Tea..............................
Coffee..........................

131.1 129.5 131.1 127.9 127.9 127.9 127.9 123.0 124.6 121.3 118.0 118.0 126.2
128.2 126.9 127.2 127.7 128.8 130.9 128.8 128.8 131.8 131.8 130.0 130.0 129.2
152.2 153.1 152.2 150.3 149.2 149.2 150.0 150.8 152.8 152.8 151.7 151.7 151.4

Index number of 43
weighted articles.1

.do..
.do..
.do..

131.8 129.3 127.7 128.0 129.9 132.0 131.7 132.3 135.4 136.2 136.2 136.0 132.2

1 For list of articles see Table 12,




191

DETAILED TABLES

T able 13.—RELATIVE R E TA IL PRICES OF 23 FOOD ARTICLES IN EACH OF 39 CITIES,
1927 AND 1928, BY MONTH—Continued
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF.
1927
bcS

Article

Unit

Sirloin steak...........
Round steak................
Rib roast.................
Chuck roast............

Pound.
...d o ....
...d o ___
...d o—

158.0 158.9 160.4 163.8 161.8 160.9,160.4 160.4 160.4 163.3 165.2 172.9
154.4 153.4i 155.4 160.6 159.1 158.0 157.5 156.0 157.5 160.6168.9 176.2
145.2 145.2|145.2 147.6 146.2 143.8143.3 143.3 145.7 148.6151. 160.5
132.2 132.9 134.9 138.3 134.2 131.5:128.9 132.2 132.2 136.2143.6 152.3

162.3
159.6
147.1
135.6

Plate beef................... . . . do..
Pork chops................. ...d o ..
Bacon, sliced............... ...d o ­
Ham, sliced............
do..

115.6 117.0 117.8 119.3 114.8111.9 109.6 118.5 114.8117.8 125.2 138.5
183.5 I. 5 178.0il74.6 170.3 180.5 183.5)187.7 185.6 171.6
186.9
182.5 179.2 177.4 176.0 174.5(174.8 172.7 170.6 168.2; 169.4 170.0 168.5
211.9 208.7 208.1 208.1 209.0,207.4 206.8204.2 205.8!205.8 205.8 198.1

117.8
180.9
173.6
206.8

Lamb, leg of................
Hens.......................
Milk, fresh..............
Butter.....................

...d o —
...d o —
Quart. _
Pound.

216.6 213.6 222.5 232.0 231.4|231.4 228.4'223.1229.6 229.0 228.4 234.3
187.6 184.7 184.3181.4178.9 177.3175.2 171.1172.7178.9 178.1 176.0
140.0140.0140.0140.0140.0140.0140.0140.0140.0140.0 140.0 140.0
147.4|148.5149.0135.8 132.7 132.7132.5 138.4:144.3149. 5 151.3 150.8

226.6
178.9
140.0
142.8

Cheese..........................
Lard........................
Eggs, strictly fresh___
Bread......................

...d o ___
—do___
Dozen..
Pound.

197.0;i99.5197. O'196.0195.5194.0193.5191.5196.0195.5 198.5 199.0
135.0,132.8130.6129.4 126.7,127.8127.8126.1126.7 127. 129.4 129.4
118.0 95.2 87.4! 87.4 86.3 87.7 90.9109.1126.5149. 149.1 132.4
|
164.4:162.7162.7,162.7161.0,361.0161.0161.0161.0,161. 161.0 161.0
i
I
Flour......................... — do— 173.5173.5173.5170.6167.6170.6170.6167. 6,164.7 164. 164.7 164.7
Corn meal........... „..... ...d o ___ 185.3185.3 188.2185.3191.2191.2191.2191. 2188.2 185. 185.3 185.3
Rice__.......................... ..d o ___ 137.6 134.1 132.9 134.1131.8 135.3132.9!135. 3132.9130. 124.7 125.9
Potatoes.................
. -do___ 235.3 229.4 223.5229.4 252.9 323.5 276.5 211. 8194.1,188. 176.5 176.5
L . L 1
.L J.
Sugar, granulated............. do..
135.2 135.2 133.3129.6131.5 129.6129.6129. 6129.6129. 6127.8 127.8
T ea..............................)._.do_.
143.6 143.6 143.6143.6143.6 142.6143.6! 144. 8;i45.6145. 6145.6 145.6
164.4
Coffee...........................L__do„
167.2 167.5 164.4jl61.6162.5 162. 5 162.21162. 5161.6162.

196.0
128.8
109.9
161.0

Index number of 43 j
weighted articles.*

131.5
144.2
163.4

153.4 151.0 150.0:148.7148.7 151.7149.2148.5;150.2 153. s!l53.6152.5 151.0

Nov. 15

Oct. 15

Sept. 15

Aug. 15

July 15

June 15

1M 15
ay

Apr. 15

Mar. 15

Feb. 15

Jan. 15

Unit

14
—

8
A

Average for
year 1928

I
1928

Article

167.6
188.2
132.9
229.4

Sirloin steak..............
Round steak..............
Rib roast...................
Chuck roast...............

Pound..
...d o ___
...d o ----...d o ___

180.2 178.3 182.1 182.1 181.2 179.2 180.2 184.1 195.2 199.0 199.0 198.6
178.2 183.4 184.5184.5 181.9 178.8 179.8183.9 201.0 206.7 207.8 207.8
161.4160.5 162.9 161.4 159.5 157.6157.1 160.5 173.3 178.1 175.7174.8
159. li 157.0 159.1 158.4 151.0 146.3j 150.3 153.7 167.8 177.9 182.6 181.9

186.5
189.6
165.2
162.4

Plate beef...................
Pork chops____ ____
Bacon, sliced..... ........
Ham, sliced................

— d o .—
_._do----__.do___
...d o — -

141.5141.5 139.3 137.8 131.9 125.2 128.9 135.6 150.4 157.8 161.5 163.0
166.5:155.9 152.5 156.4 163.1 167.4 176.3 180.9 190.7 188.1 177.5 166.9 .
168.0 164.7 162.6162.6 161.71162.0 162.0 164.7 165.6 168.8 167.7 165.9
197.1 194.2 192.9,190.0 192.6jl98.5^195.8 202.6 204.2 204.8 202.6 202.6

143.0
170.3
164.7
197.7

Lamb, leg of..............
Hens...........................
Milk, fresh.................
Butter........................

...d o — .
...d o .-.
Quart.
Pound..

236.1 233.1 233.7 239.1 236.1232.0 23a 8 228.4 232.5 238.5 234.9 230.8
178.5 177.7 178.5; 175.2 175.2173.6 169.8 168.2 174.4 171.9 179.81180.6
140.0140.0 140.0140.0 140.0140.0140.01140.0 140.0 140.0 140.0 140.0
147.9:143.8 139.4 129.6 131.4 135.6140.5143.6 152.1 153.1 151.5 154.4

233.7
175.2
140.0
143.6

Cheese................. ......
Lard...........................
Eggs, strictly fresh...
Bread.........................

. . . d o - - _ 199.0 201.0 204.5 205.0 206.0 204.0 202.0 201.0 201.5 202.5 203.5 199.5
— do___ 128.3,'126.7 123.9 121.7 123.3 123.3,123.9 125.6 126.1 128.9 128.3 125.6
Dozen. _ 120.4 89.8 90.1 90.3 94.4 97.9 108.8 109.9 127.1 141.3 148.8 133.2
Pound. . 161.0161.0 161.0 161.0 161.0 161.0161.0 161.0 166.1 154.2 154.2 154.2

202.5
125.6
112.6
159.3

Flour..........................
Corn meal..................
Rice.......................... .
Potatoes.....................

...d o ___
... d o ....
. . . d o .—
...d o ___

164.7 164.7 167.6 167.6 173.5 173.5170.6 164.7 158.8 158.8 158.8 155.9
182.4 200.0 202.9 202.9 202.9 202.9 205.9 200.0 211.8 217.6 214.7 211.8
123.5 124.7 124.7 123.5 120.0118.8118.8 117.6 115.3 111.8 109.4 112.9
170.6 170.6 182.4 205.9 182.4 176.5 158.8 158.8 158.8 158.8 152.9 158.8

164.7
205.9
118.8
170.6

Sugar, granulated___ . . . do_ — 125.9 125.9 127.8 127.8 127.8 127.8 125.9 122.2 124.1 120.4 116.7 118.5
Tea............................. — do___ 142.8 143.4 142.8 142.8 142.8 142.81142.8 143.4 143.4 143.0 143.0 142.6
Coffee......................... — do___ 164.1 164.7 166.6 166.6 167.2 169.1 169.1 170.3 167.2 168.4 169.7 170.0

124.1
143.0
167.8

Index number of 43 ................ 151.0 147.5 148.0 147.9 147.5 147.7 148.4 149.1 154.3 155.5 155.8 154.5
weighted articles.1
..

150.6

1 For list of articles see Table 12,




192

RETAIL PRICES, 1890 TO 1928

T able 13.—RELATIVE R E TA IL PRICES OF 23 FOOD ARTICLES IN EACH OF 39 CITIES*
1927 A N D 1928, B Y M ON TH—Continued
SCRANTON, PA.
1927
Article

Unit

Sirloin steak................ Pound.
_
Round steak.............. . ...d o _
Rib roast..................... _ _ d o ...
Chuck roast................ ... d o . . .

206.5204.8 201.6 202.8206.0 206.0 210.1 212.1 216.5 214.9219.8 220.6
202.4202.4 201.4 202.4 204.8 203.8 1.6 212.4 212.9 212.91220.6 216.7
174.3171.6 168.8 172.5 172.5 171.1 172.5 173.4 176.6 178.4182.6 181.
167.7167.7 164.1 166.5 166.5 164.7 172.5 171.9 172.5 176.6185.6 186.8

210.1
208.6
174.8
171.9

...d o .. .
. . . d o ...
. . . d o ...
. . . d o ...

114.8 112.2 112.2 112.2 112.2 111.3 109. 115.7 119.1 119.1 124.3 127.0
196.1 192.3 196.6 198.1 198.6 193.2 190.8 199.5 212.6 219.3 195.7 180.2
189.0 186.0 186.4 182.2 181.1 190.5 181.8 183.0 181.4 185.2 184.1 178.4
210.0 205.2 206.9 210.7 210.7 210.7 209.0 203.1 194.8 194.8 191.4 189.7

115.7
197.6
184.1
203.1

Lamb, leg of.............. . . . . d o ...
Hens............................ . . . d o ...
Milk, fresh................. . Quart..
Butter........................ . Pound.

222.2224.7 221.7237.4242.4 241.4 239.9 234.3232.8 228.8222.7 219.7
198.2200.4 202.2 203.1202.2 196.0 189.9 191.2187.2 190.7188.1 186.8
137.9 137.9 137.9137.9137.9 137.9 137.9 137.9137.9 137.9 137.9 149.4
154.1.158.1 159.7|160.31146.9 141.1 138.9 137.9141.3 148.8il50.4 152.5

230.8
194.7
139.1
149.1

195.1 194.0 192.4 195.1197.!3198.9 17
119.4 118.1 118.1 123.8123.:11124.4 123.1
J
102.9 110.9 127.5 145.8172. 8192.0 203.2
191.1 191.1 191.1 191.1189.:3191.1 1.3

195.7
123.1
142.4
191.1

Plate beef.................. .
Pork chops..................
Bacon, sliced...............
Ham, sliced.................

194.6192.4 195.1195.7jl94.
130.0126.9 124.4jl23.8121.
188.0146.1 111. 5'103.7 103.
185.7191.1191.1191.1 191.

Cheese....... ................
Lard...........................
Eggs, strictly fresh...
Bread.........................

. . . d o ...
. . . d o ...
Dozen.
Pound.

Flour........................
Corn meal................
Rice..........................
Potatoes...................

168.6 168.6!l65.7 165.7 165.7 168.6
...d o ... 171.4,171.4 168.6168.6168.6 168.6
X.
... d o ...
. . . d o ... 132.9 130.6 131.8jl28.2 130. 129.4 130.6 131.8 131.8132. 9125.9 122.4 129.4
. . . d o ... 216.7 205.6 188.9 183.3222. 311.1 205. 161.1 166.7 172. 2^166.7 166.7 200.0

Sugar, granulated...
Tea...........................
Coffee.......................

. . d o . . . 128.1 131.6 126.3 126.3 126. 126.3 126.3 126.3 124.6124. 6124.6 122.8 126.3
. . d o . . . 134.1 133.5 135.8135.6135. 135.6 135.6 135.6 135.8135. 6136.2 135.6 135.4
1.4
. . d o . . . 168.4 166.8 164.9163.9160. 160.1 156.9 156.9 157.8 157. 8158.1 158.8 161.0
165.9 163.0 158.9 158.7 160. 5 164.0 157.7 156.5 158.7162.0163.5 165.3 161.5

Index number of 43
weighted articles.1

u
©

1928
*o

Unit

lO

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»o

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£

Article

,d

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lO
&

lO

I

lO

I

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£

■
8
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28

A

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Sirloin steak.
Round steak________
Rib roast----------------Chuck roast-------------

Pound_
...d o ___
...d o ___
...d o .......

222.6 224.6 222.2 221.0 225.4 237.5 256.0 257.7 266.1 259.7 256.0 252.0
221.1 223.9 223.9 223.0 228.7 235.9 248.8 257.9 265.6 258.9 251.2 249.3
179.8 180.7 178.0 177.1 183.0 184.9 198.2 203.2 213.3 211.5 205.5 204.1
186.8 183.8 180.8 180.2 188.0 197.6 206.6 209.0 229.3 228.1 216.8 216.8

241.9
240.7
193.1
201.8

Plate beef..................
Pork chops..... ...........
Bacon, sliced_______
Ham, sliced...............

...d o ___
...d o .......
...d o .......
— do.......

133.0 134.8 133.9 133.9 137.4 140.0 140.9 157.4 170.4 179.1 179.1 172.2
166.7 155.1 142.5 153.1 182.1 186.0 194.2 206.3 239.1 194.2 185.0 162.3
176.1 172.7 167.4 163.3 168.9 172.7 179.5 183.7 182.6 182.2 184.1 179.2
187.9 191.4 187.2 185.2 189.7 191.0 196.9 209.7 211.4 208.6 204.5 200.7

151.3
180.7
176.1
196.9

Lamb, leg of...... ........
Hens.......................
Milk, fresh.................
Butter.... ...................

. —do.......
...d o ___
Quart...
Pound..

213.6 215.7 221.2 224.2 237.4 252.5 250.0 244.9 240.9 222.2 220.2 219.2
191.6 194.3 193.8 191.6 193.0 190.3 193.0 193.8 195.2 194.3 106.0 193.0
149.4 149.4 149.4 149.4 149.4 149.4 149.4 149.4 149.4 149.4 149.4 149.4
153.6 151.5 152.8 151.7 150.9 149.6 149.6 152.8 157.3 158.7 158.7 159.7

230.3
193.4
149.4
153.9

Cheese........................
Lard______ ____ ___
Eggs, strictly fresh...
Bread.........................

...d o .......
...d o .......
Dozen__
Pound. .

204.3 206.5 207.1 203.8 206.0 208.7 210.9 213.0 213.0 213.0 210.9 213.6
120.6 119.4 115.6 115.6 117.5 118.1 118.8 124.4 123.8 126.9 125.6 123.1
183.4 151.9 122.1 109.2 114.0 117.8 126.6 145.0 165.6 179.1 196.3 201.7
189.3 189.3 189.3 189.3 189.3 192.9 191.1 191.1 180.4 178.6 178.6 176.8

209.2
120.6
151.0
185.7

Flour..........................
Corn meal..................
Rice............................
Potatoes..................

...d o ___ 165.7 165.7 165.7 162.9 171.4 171.4 168.6 165.7 162.9 160.0 157.1 154.3
__ do____
...d o ....... 122.4 124.7 122.4 122.4 124.7 120.0 121.2 122.4 121.2 122.4 122.4 120.0
...d o ....... 166.7 166.7 188.9 200.0 194.4 166.7 111.1 111.1 111.1 105.6 100.0 100.0

165.7
122.4
144.4

Sugar, granulated___ ...d o ....... 122.8 124.6 122.8 124.6 124.6 126.3 124.6 124.6 122.8 119.3 119.3 119.3
Tea...................... ...... — do....... 136.4 136.2 137.3 136.2 133.9 129.7 129.7 129.7 130.5 130.1 129.7 129.7
Coffee......................... ...d o ....... 159.4 159.7 161.0 161.0 161.3 161.0 163.6 162.0 161.3 162.6 163.6 162.0

122.8
132.4
161.7

Index number of 43 ................ 163.5 161.0 159.5 159.5 162.2 161.2 160.5 163.1 165.8164.9 164.9 164.2
weighted articles.1

162.5

1 For list of articles see Table 12.




DETAILED TABLES

193

T able 13.—R ELATIVE R E TA IL PRICES OF 23 FOOD ARTICLES IN EACH OF 39 CITIES,
1927 A N D 1928, B Y M ONTH—Continued
SEATTLE, WASH.
1927
Article

bC
-*

Unit

Sirloin steak................ Pound. 140.6 143.2 143.2 147.4 152.6 149.6 148.3 148.3 148.7 148.7 150.0152.6
Round steak............... __ d o --- 140.9 141.8 141.3 149.5 158.2 150.0 148.1 147.1 147. 147.1 151.0155.3
Rib roast-.................. __ do___ 141.5 145.1 144.0 149.7 148.7 145.6 145.1 143.5 146.1 145.1 148.7;152.3
_ 126.6 127.2 126.6 133.5 137.3 130.4 128.5 129.7 129.1 130.4 138.0.144.9
Chuck roast................ ...d o _

147.9
148.1
146.1
131.6

123.4 125.8 124.2 131.5 135.5 128.2 124.2 121.8 124.2 125.0 133.1'134.7
167.1 170.0 164.6 165.4 161.3 153.3 159.6 160.8 168.8 167.5 159.6157.5
180.8 182.0 181.4 182.0 183.6 182.0 181.4 179.8 180.8 182.0 177.9174.8
204.3 207.6 207.0 204.6 206.3 198.7 202.3 198.7 197.0 196.4 192.4192.7

127.4
162.9
180.8
200.7

Lamb, leg of............... —do—
—do_
_
Hens....................... .
Milk, fresh.................. Quart—
Butter......................... Pound.

193.2 194.8193.7 195.3 199.0 195.8 191.6 191.6 187.4 186.9183.2184.8
152.7 150.2147.3 146.9 146.9 139.4 132.4 137.8 129.0 129.0133.6136.5
133.3 133.3jl33.3 133.3 !.3 133.3 133.3 133.3 133.3 133.3133.3 133.3
141.5 140.0141.8 132.5 128.0 127.3 127.5 131.5 133.8 136.0137.5.144.3

191.6
140.2
133.3
135.3

_
Cheese.—.................... —do_
do.
Lard........................... .
Eggs, strictly fresh___ Dozen..
Bread......................... . Pound-.

162.1 160.3 159.4 158.4 158.9 159.4 158.4 160.3 160.7 160.7161.2161.6
123.4 122.9 120.6 118.3 120.0 117.7 116.0 118.3 118.9 121.1120.0119.4
117.3 >.7 91.0 85.9 85.9 84.3 85.1 100. 123.4 145.5 144.9 126.6
175.0 175.0 173.2 173.2 173.2 173.2 173.2 173.2 173.2 173.21175.0,173.2

160.3
120.0
107.4
173.2

—do___
—do---—do___
—do___

172.4 172.4 165.5 169.0 175.9 179.3 179.3 172.4 165.5162.1162.1158.6
177.4 171.0 171.0 183.9 177.4 187.1 190.3 180.6 183.9 183.9 183.9177.4
157.1 155.8 155.8 157.1 155.8 155.8 155.8 155.8 161.0153.2142.9144.2
258.3 250.0 250.0 258.3 325.0 433.3 400.0 258.3 200.0|166.7 158.3 158.3

169.0
180.6
154.5
258.3

Plate beef....... ............
Pork chops..................
Bacon, sliced...............
Ham, sliced.................

Flour...........................
Corn meal__...............
Rice__.........................
Potatoes......................

— do—
— do—
—do—
—do—

Sugar, granulated___ —do—
Tea..............................
do—
_
Coffee.......................... —do_

124.6 123.0 111.5 118.0 118.0121.3 121.3 119.7 118.0118.0116.4116.4 119.7
156.2 150.8 153.0 152.6 153.0[153.0 151.4 151.8 151.4152.0150.4152.0 152.4
185.0 180.7 181.1 177.1 176.8175.4 175.4 175.0 175.7|175.7176.8:178.2 177.9

Index number of 43
weighted articles, i

146.7 144.8 143.2 143.1 147. o! 148.7 146.2 142.9 143.2144.1144.1143.5 144.7
|

1928
Article

Unit
ft

Sirloin steak____
Round steak.......
Rib roast.............
Chuck roast........

Pound.. 165.0 167.9 164.1 172.6 167.1 167.9 173.1 174.8 180.3 179.9 177.4 178.6
— do___ 171.6 172.6 168.3 168.3 170.7 169.7 175.5 177.9 182.7 182.7 180.3 182.2
...d o — .
!. 7 164.2 161.1 162.7 166.3 163.2 166.8 L4 179.3 176.7 176.7 175.1
— do— . 162.7 160.8 158.9 158.9 155.7 153.2 157.6 160.1 169.0 172.8 170.3 171.5

172.2
175.0
168.9
162.7

Plate beef............
Pork chops..........
Bacon, sliced.......
Hams, sliced....... .

— do___
— do— .
— do___
— do___

158.9 156.5 154.0 155.6 154.0 151.6 154.8 157.3 161.3 169.4 168.5 173.4
160.0 146.7 140.4 142.5 150.8 154.2 164.2 185.4 193.8 164.2 155.8 146.3
177.3 171.6 167.2 168.5 166.6 166.9 171.3 176.7 178.9 177.3 177.3 172.9
197.4 191.1 185.1 187.7 190.4 192.1 198.7 202.3 203.6 201.7 201.0 198.7

159.7
158.8
172.6
195.7

Lamb, leg of.........
Hens....................
Milk, fresh...........
Butter................. .

— do___
— do___
Quart—.
Pound..

192.1 191.6 192.7 204.7 214.1 206.8 205.2 200.5 197.9 195.8 195.8 194.8
136.5 133.6 139.0 138.2 145.2 144.8 142.3 145.6 146.9 143.2 149.0 149.8
133.3 133.3 133.3 133.3 133.3 133.3 133.3 133.3 133.3 133.3 133.3 133.3
142.0 139.8 139.0 128.8 127.5 127.8 134.5 1.8 146.0 147.3 146.8 141.0

199.5
142.7
133.3
138.3

Cheese.....................
Lard........................
Eggs, strictly fresh.
Bread......................

...d o ___
— do___
Dozen...
Pound-.

167.6 165.8 165.3 165.3 164.8 160.7 161.2 160.7 162.1 161.6 163.0 162.1
121.1 122.3 117.1 114.3 113.7 114.3 116.6 117.1 116.6 116.6 116.0 113.7
114.1 96.8 92.0 90.7 90.4 91.5 >.7 112.2 137.0 140.7 143.4 126.9
173.2 173.2 173.2 171.4 171.4 171.4 171.4 171.4 171.4 171.4 171.4 171.4

163.5
116.6
111.2
171.4

Flour.......................
Corn meal...............
R ice.......................
Potatoes..................

— do___
— do___
— do___
— do___

165.5 165.5 169.0 172.4 179.3 175.9 172.4 162.1 162.1 162.1 162.1 162.1
177.4 177.4 177.4 190.3 187.1 180.6 180.6 183.9 187.1 183.9 190.3 187.1
141.6 141.6 137.7 135.1 131.2 133.8 139.0 136.4 135.1 136.4 137.7 133.8
158.3 150.0 183.3 191.7 175.0 208.3 166.7 158.3 183.3 150.0 141.7 150.0

169.0
183.9
136.4
166.7

Sugar, granulated___
Tea............................
Coffee........................

..d o — . 114.8 114.8 114.8 116.4 116.4 116.4 116.4 113.1 113.1 109.8 108.2 108.2
—do___ 152.8 153.4 152.8 152.4 152.2 151.4 152.0 155.2 157.2 155.2 156.0 154.2
—do___ 179.3 180.4 182.1 183.2 182.1 182.9 183.6 185.7 187.5 187.9 186.9 186.1

113.1
153.8
183.9

Index number of 43
weighted articles.1

144.6 142.1 142.1 141.9 142.3 142.4 143.2 145.3 150.5 149.2 149.0 146.5

144.9

i For list of articles see Table 12.




194

R E TAIL PRICES, 1890 TO 1928

T able 13.—R E LATIVE R E TA IL PRICES OF 23 FOOD ARTICLES IN EACH OF 39 CITIES,
1927 A N D 1928, B Y M ON TH —Continued
WASHINGTON, D. C.
1927
Article

:s

bO
J ’-'

Unit

<3
s

u

u

2
?

<
Sirloin steak................
Round steak....... ........
Rib roast........__.........
Chuck roast................

Pound.
..d o _
_
..d o ....
..d o ....

173.2 170.3 172.5171.7 172.9 173.2 183.6 186.2 183.3 181.0 179.2 179.2
168.2 167.8 167.4168.7 173.8 174.2 184.1 185.0 183.7 183.3 179.8 178.5
162.3 161.3 160.4162.3 159.4 160.8 166.5 164.2 164.6 162.3 166.0 162.3
143.9 140.9 145.0146.2 146.2 145.0 157.3 154.4 151.5 149.7 153.2 155.0

177.3
176.4
162.7
149.1

Plate beef___
Pork chops__
Bacon, sliced..
Ham, sliced...

..d o ....
..d o ....
..d o ....
..d o _
_

120.8 116.7 115.8115.8116.7 115.0 115.8 115.8 118.3 116.7 123.3 125.0
180.6 173.3 177.9181.6182.5 173.3 172.4 194.5 i.7 201.8 171.4 148.4
179.0 178.2 180.9 179.0 177.9 174.8 167.6 167.2 167.2 170.2 168.7 164.1
201.0 199.7 197.6 198.3198.0 195.9 194.2 194.6 194.6 194.2 193.2 192.2

118.3
180.2
172.9
196.3

Lamb, leg o f..
Hens...............
Milk, fresh___
Butter............

—do___
..d o ....
Quart. .
Pound.

192.2 190.2 195.6 202.0 224.0 217. 206.4 199.5 188.7 191.2 190.2 188.7
182.8 180.1 187.8 187.8 186.9 179.6 174.7 167.9 173.3 176.5 171.5 172.9
174.4 174.4 174.4174.4 174.4 174.4 174.4 174.4 174.4 174.4 174.4 174.4
154.1 154.1 1543 151.9 139.8 134.3 132.8 132.6 141.2 144.7 146.7 152.3

199.0
178.3
174.4
144.9

Cheese......... .............. . ...d o .__ 174.4 176.5 171.4 172.2 171.8 170.5 167.1 167.1170.5 177.4 175.6 176.9
Lard________ ______ ...d o___ 125.5 119.5 116.8 117.4 116.8 117.4 117.4 119.5124.8 126.2 121.5 119.5
!.
Eggs, strictly fresh_
_ Dozen . 198.1 140.0 113.9 112.6 111.9 113.5 124.2 136.1 181. 9203. 5 212.3 209.7
Bread......................... Pound.
). 7 160.7 162.5 162.5 162.5 160.7 160.7 162.5 162.5 162.5 162.5 162.5

172.6
120.1
154.8
162.5

157.9 155.3 152.6 150.0147.4 150.0 152.6 152.6 155.3152.6 147.4 147.4
204.0 204.0 208.0 204.0208.0 208.0 208.0 208.0 208.0204.0 204.0 220.0
129.5 122.1 127.4 122.1122.1 120.0 121.1 121.1122.1120.0 122.1 117.9
244.4 227.8 216.7 233.3 300.0 300.0 211.1 188.9 200.0 194.4 188.9 194.4

152.6
208.0
122.1
227.8

F lo u r..................
Corn meal.............
Rice.......................
Potatoes._______

...d o _
_
...d o _
_
...d o .__
...d o _
_

Sugar, granulated----- ...d o___ 141.2 139.2 141.2 135.3 139.2 139.2 139.2 133.3 135.3 135.3 133.3 131.4 137.3
Tea.............................. ...d o .__ 157.6 159.8 162.6 160.9 162.1 159.5 159.0 158.6 158.6 157.7 155.0 157.2 159.1
Coffee........................ . ...d o___ 164.9 159.4 156.3 157.3 151.4 146.5 148.6 149.3 142.4 147.6 152.4 153.1 152.4
168.4 161.9 159.9 160.0 162.7 160.7 157.9 158.7 163.8 165.5 163.7 163.7 162.5

Index number of 43
weighted articles.1

1928
Article

Unit

Sirloin steak__
Round steak...
Rib roast------Chuck roast__

Pound.
—do___
—do___
—do___

182.9 180. 181.0 182.9 181.0 192.9 210.4 218.6 219.0 210.8 206.7 199.6
184.5 179.0 180.3 183.7 184.1 191.4 211.6 224.9 226.6 214.6 209.9 206.9
168.4 170.3 167.5 167.9 168.9 175.0 185.8 190.6 194.8 193. 186.3 184.9
155.6 156.1 159.1 159.1 163.2 173.1 188.9 193.0 202.9 201.8 195.3 183.0

197.0
200.0
179.7
177.8

Plate beef____
Pork chops----Bacon, sliced—
Ham, sliced—

—do—
..d o —
„d o—
-d o —

132.5 133.3 135.8 138.3 140.0 150.8 153.3 160.0 180.0 191.7 184.2 175.0
151.2 138.2 132.7 159.4 171.4 168.7 185.7 208.8 220.3 171.9 1.4 145.6
160.7 158.8 151.1 148.9 149. 150.0 159.2 167.2 165.3 165.6 158.0 154.2
189.8 191.5 182.7 184.0 188.1 190.8 195.6 203.1 203.1 203.1 200.0 196.3

156.7
168.2
157.3
193.9

Lamb, leg of__
Hens..... .........
Milk, fresh—
Butter............

„ do—
—do___
Quart—
Pound.

4 222.1 217.6 204.9 205.9 196.6 193.1 190.7
190.7 195.1 194.6 217.6
181.4 179.2 182.8 182.4 182.4 182.8 184.2 184.6 187.8 1.6 188.7 188.2
174.4 174.4 174.4 174.4 174.4 174.4 174.4 174.4 174.4 174.4 174.4 174.4
150.6 147.9 150.6 145.2 144.0 141.7 142.5 144.9 151.6 150.1 150.1 152.3

204.9
184.6
174.4
147.7

Cheese— ------ -------- — do—
Lard------ ------ -------- ..d o —
Eggs, strictly fresh.. Dozen..
Bread..------- ---------- Pound.

176.1 173.9 173.9 171.8 172.6 170.5 170.5 171.8 172.6 174.4 174.4 175.6
114.1 111.4 111.4 110.7 117.4 118.1 120.8 122.8 132.2 130.2 121.5 114.1
191.9 153.2 121.9 120.3 128.4 132.6 141.0 153.5 176.1 200.3 206.8 204.5
160.7 160.7 158.9 158.9 158. 158.9 158.9 158.9 158.9 158.9 158.9 158.9

173.1
118.8
161.0
158.9

Flour...... ..................
Corn meal................
Rice........... ............ .
Potatoes...................

— do—
...d o —
...d o —
...d o ___

147.4 144.7 144.7 150.0 155.3 155.3 157.9 155.3 150.0 147.4 144.7 142.1
204.0 208.0 212.0 200.0 204.0 204.0 208.0 212.0 216.0 204.0 204.0 208.0
117.9 116.8 120.0 116.8 111.6 113.7 112.6 112.6 112.6 112.6 115.8 117.9
194.4 205.6 222.2 227.8 233.3 188.9 127.8 133.3 133.3 138.9 144.4

150.0
208.0
114.7
172.2

Sugar, granulated.
Tea....... ........... .
Coffee-----------------

..d o ___ 131.4 133.3 131.4 135.3 135.3 139.2137.3 135.3 133.3 129.4 125.5 121.6
__do___ 166. 166.4 166.1 165.2 165.2 164.0167.5 167.5 167.5 166.6 165.6 165.6
..d o — 158.7 158.0 162.8 166.0 166.0 167.0164.9 166.3 165. 165.3 167.0 164.2

133.3
166.1
164.2

Index number of 43
weighted articles.1

162.9 159.4 158.2 160.1 162.6 161.3162.2 166.2

1 For list of articles see Table 12.




168.6 166.9 164.1

163.5

PART II.—COAL
EXPLANATION OF PRICES

Retail prices of coal for household use were first published by the
bureau in Bulletin No. 105,1issued in August, 1912. In that bulletin
average yearly prices from 1907 to 1911 were shown for each of 35
cities. The yearly averages were computed from prices on January
15, April 15, and October 15, respectively. Relative prices computed
on average prices in 1907 as 100 were shown for five geographical
divisions of the United States, in addition to the table of average
prices for cities. Subsequent bulletins brought the information up to
the end of 1913. From 1914 to 1919 prices were collected semi­
annually oh January 15 and July 15. Beginning with June, 1920,
prices have been secured monthly, and in each annual bulletin detailed
information for 51 cities has been presented for the months of the
current year, with a summary back to 1913.2
The prices quoted are for coal delivered to consumers, but do not
include charges for stowing the coal in cellar or coal bin where an
extra handling was necessary. From quotations supplied by indi­
vidual firms, average prices for each city have been computed.
Prices are shown for Pennsylvania white ash anthracite, both in
stove and chestnut sizes, and for Colorado, Arkansas, and New Mexico
anthracite in those cities where these coals are more generally sold
than is the Pennsylvania anthracite. The prices shown for bituminnous coal are averages for the several kinds used for household
purposes.
Table 14 gives for the United States as a whole average and relative
prices of coal on January 15 and July 15 of each year, 1913 to 1926,
and on the 15th of each month from January, 1927, to December,
1928, inclusive, in comparison with average prices in 1913. The
relative prices are based on average prices in January and July, 1913,
as 100.
Based on these figures, from January, 1913, to January, 1928, the
average retail price of Pennsylvania anthracite stove coal in the
United States increased 93 per cent, chestnut coal increased 85 per
cent, and bituminous coal increased 70 per cent. The percentage of
increase in prices from July, 1913, to July, 1928, was as follows:
Stove, 100 per cent; chestnut, 90 per cent; and bituminous, 61 per
cent.
The price of coal was highest in November, 1920, when stove size
Pennsylvania anthracite was 110 per cent, chestnut was 106 per cent,
and bituminous coal was 130 per cent above average prices in 1913.
Chart 17 shows in graphic form the trend in the retail prices of
coal since 1918. In Table 15 are shown the average retail prices of
coal on the 15th of each month of 1927 and 1928, by cities.
1 Subsequent bulletins containing coal prices are Nos. 106, 108, 110, 113, 115, 125, 132, 136, 138, 140, 156,
184,197, 228, 270,300,315,334, 366, 396,418,445, and 464.
2 For prices of coal by cities from January, 1913, to December, 1927, see Bulletins Nos. 270, 300, 315, 334,
366, 396, 418, 445, and 464,




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RETAIL PRICES, 1890 TO 1928

T able 14.—AVERAGE AND R E LA TIV E R E TA IL PRICES OF COAL PER TON OF 2,000
POUNDS FOR THE U N ITED STATES, JANUARY, 1913, TO D E CEM BER, 1928
Pennsylvania anthracite, white ash

Year and month

Stove
Average
price

Bituminous

Chestnut

Relative Average
price
price

Relative
price

Average Relative
price
price

1913: Average for year.................. ......... ....
January
July.................. ..................................

$7.73
7.99
7.46

100.0
103.4
96.6

$7.91.
8.15
7.68

100.0
103.0
97.0

$5.43
5.48
5.39

100.0
100.8
99.2

1914: January ____
July___________ _____ ____________

7.80
7.60

1QQ.9
98.3

8.00
7.78

101.0
98.3

5.97
5.46

109.9
100.6

1915: January
July...

7.83
7.54

101.4
97.6

7.99
7.73

101.0
97.7

5.71
5.44

105.2
100.1

1916: January
July................................................... -

7.93
8.12

102.7
105.2

8.13
8.28

102.7
104.6

5.69
5.52

104.8
101.6

1917: January
July................................................ . .

9.29
9.08

120.2
117.5

9.40
9.16

118.8
115.7

6.96
7.21

128.1
132.7

1918: January
_ _
_ ..
July_____________________________

9.88
9.96

127.9
128.9

10.03
10.07

126.7
127.3

7.68
7.92

141.3
145.8

1919: January
_ _
July............. ........................ ..............

11.51
12.14

149.0
157.2

11.61
12.17

146.7
153.8

7.90
8.10

145.3
149.1

1920: January
...
. . . . . .
July............. .......................................

12.59
14.28

162.9
184.9

12.77
14.33

161.3
181.1

8.81
10.55

162.1
194.1

1921: January__________________________
July.....................................................

15.99
14.90

207.0
192.8

16.13
14.95

203.8
188.9

11.82
10.47

217.6
192.7

1922: January.......... ........................ ...........
July_____________________________

14.98
14.87

193.9
192.4

15.02
14.92

189.8
188.5

9.89
9.49

182.0
174.6

1923: January__________________________
July______ _______ _______________

15.43
15.10

199.7
195.5

15.46
15.05

195.3
190.1

11.18
10.04

205.7
184.7

1924: January__________________________
July_____________________________

15.77
15.24

204.1
197.2

15.76 ,
15.10

199.1
190.7

9.75
8.94

179.5
164.5

1925: January__________________________
July_____________________________

15.45
15.14

200.0
196.0

15.37
14.93

194.2
188.6

9.24
8.61

170.0
158.5

1926: January_____ ____________________
July;____________________________

0)
15.43

0)
199.7

0)
15.19

0)
191.9

9.74
8.70

179.3
160.1

1927: January__________________________
February........... ................ ................
March___________________________
April..... .............................................
M ay________
________________
June_____________________________

15.66
15.65
15.60
14.94
14.88
15.06

202.7
202.6
201.9
193.4
192.6
194.9

15.42
15.44
15.36
14.61
14.53
14.70

194.8
195.0
194.0
184.6
183.6
185.7

9.96
9.86
9.74
8.95
8.88
8.89

183.3
181.4
179.3
164.7
163.4
163.6

July_____ _______________________
August__________________________
September_________ _____ ________
October............ ................ . . . ...........
November______________________ .
December________________________

15.15
15.15
15.38
15.42
15.44
15.45

196.1
196.1
199.1
199.6
199.9
199.9

14.81
14.80
15.03
15.07
15.07
15.08

187.1
187.0
189.9
190.4
190.5
190.6

8.91
8.99
9.20
9.33
9.32
9.31

163.9
165.4
169.3
171.7
171.5
171.3

1928: January_____ ____________________
February________________________
March___________________________
April............. .....................................
M ay_____________________________
June_____________________________

15.44
15.44
15.43
14.95
14.74
14.89

199.8
199.9
199.8
193.4
190.8
192.7

15.08
15.09
15.08
14.64
14.46
14.61

190.6
190.6
190.5
185.0
182.7
184.6

9.30
9.28
9.26
8.94
8.69
8.72

171.1
170.8
170.4
164.6
159.9
160.4

July....................... .............................
August__________________________
September...................................... .
October__________________________
November___ ____ _______________
December.......... ................................

14.91
14.95
15.21
15.26
15.38
15.40

192.9
193.5
196.9
197.6
199.1
199.3

14.63
14.76
14.93
14.98
15.06
15.07

184.9
186.5
188.7
189.3
190.3
190.4

8.69
8.74
8.84
8.96
9.07
9.11

159.9
160.9
162.6
164.8
166.9
167.6

i

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TREND
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F
PRICE
CHANGES
I
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C OAL

1919




1920

1921

1922

1923

1924

1925

1926

1927

1928
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RETAIL PRICES, 1890 TO 1928
T able 15.—AVERAGE R E TA IL PRICES OF COAL PER TON OF 2,000
1927

City, and kind of coal

Jan.
15

Feb. Mar. Apr. May June July Aug.
15
15
15
15
15
15
15

Sept. Oct. Nov. Dec.
15
15
15
15

U NITED STATES
Pennsylvania anthracite:
Stove.............................. $15.66 $15.65 $15.60 $14.94 $14.88 $15.06 $15.15 $15.15 $15.38 $15.42 $15.44 $15.45
Chestnut........................ 15.42 15.44 15.36 14.61 14.53 14.70 14.81 14.80 . 15.03 15.07 . 15.07 15.08
Bituminous.......................... 9.96 9.86 9.74 8.95 8.88 8.89 8.91 8.99 9.20 9.33 9.32 9.31
ATLANTA, GA.
Bituminous, prepared sizes 8.67 8.62 8.62 7.37 7.35 7.37 7.38 7.58 8.35 8.37 8.37 8.37
BALTIMORE, MD.
Pennsylvania anthracite:
Stove__......................... U6.00 U6.00 116.00 115.25 115.25 U5.50 115.75 115.75 U6.00 116.00 116.00 U6.00
Chestnut. ..................... U5.50 U5.50 U5.50 114.50 U4.50 114.75 115.00 115.00 115.25 115.25 U5.25 U5.25
Bituminous, run of mine:
High volatile................. 8.32 8.32 8.32 8.18 8.18 8.11 8.04 8.18 8.18 8.11 8.11 8.14
BIRMINGHAM, ALA.
Bituminous, prepared sizes
8.09 8.06 7.98 6.98 6.98 7.10 7.18 7.30 7.49 7.76 7.81 7.79
BOSTON, M
ASS.
Pennsylvania anthracite:
Stove............................. 16.50 16.50 16.50 15.75 15.75 15.75 16.00 16.00 16.00 16.25 16.25 16.25
Chestnut..................... 16.25 16.25 16.25 15.50 15.50 15.50 15.75 15.75 15.75 16.00 16.00 16.00
BRIDGEPORT, CONN.
Pennsylvania anthracite:
Stove.................. ......... 16.00 16.00 15.75 14.63 14.50 14.50 14.50 14.50 14.50 15.00 15.00 15.00
Chestnut-.................... 16.00 16.00 15.75 14.63 14.50 14.50 14.50 14.50 14.50 15.00 15.00 15.00
BUFFALO, N. Y.
Pennsylvania anthracite:
Stove........... ...... .......... 13.75 13.74 13.74 13.42 13.44 13.79 13.78 13.74 13.99 13.99 13.97 13.97
Chestnut--................... 13.37 13.37 13.37 13.02 13.04 13.38 13.38 13.34 13.59 13.59 13.57 13.57
BUTTE, MONT.
Bituminous, prepared sizes 11.02 10.94 10.93 10.93 10.95 10.95 10.94 10.95 10.95 10.96 11.03 10.95
CHARLESTON, S. C
.
Bituminous, prepared sizes. 11.00 11.00 11.00 11.00 11.00 11.00 11.00 11.00 11.00 11.00 11.00 11.00
CH
ICAGO, ILL.
Pennsylvania anthracite:
Stove............................ 17.00 17.00 17.00 16.25 16.25 16.50 16.70 16.70 16.95 16.94 16.95 16.95
Chestnut...... ................ 16.80 16.80 16.80 15.75 15.75 16.00 16.20 16.20 16.45 16.45 16.46 16.46
Bituminous, prepared sizes:
f
1
High volatile................. 9.07 9.09 8.77 8.74 8.74 8.75 8.78 8.81 8.82 8.79 8.78! 8.78
Low volatile................. 12.58 11.68 11.60 10.10 10.60 11.28 10.90 11.10 11.85 11.85 11.85 11.85
Bituminous, run of mine:
Low volatile.-.............. 9.72 9.44 8.75 8.00 8.00 8.00 8.13 8.25 8.25 8.25 8.25 8.25
CINCINNATI, OHIO
Bituminous, prepared sizes:
High volatile................. 7.10 7.05 6.75 6.45 6.50 6.45 6.45 6.50 6.50 6.50 6.50 6.50
Low volatile.................. 8.88 8.85 8.35 7.31 7.91 7.85 7.81 7.85 7.81 7.85 7.85 7.81
CLEVELAND, OHIO
Pennsylvania anthracite:
Stove............................. 15.40 15.40 15.45 15.00 15.00 15.05 15.05 15.05 15.10 15.17 15.20 15.20
Chestnut....................... 15.05 15.05 14.95 14.50 14.50 14.55 14.65 14.70 14.70 14.80 14.70 14.80
Bituminous, prepared sizes:
High volatile................. 8.37 8.27 8.08 7.79 7.79 7.83 7.87 7.77 7.81 7.83 7.88 7.81
Low volatile.................. 10.72 10.72 10.36 9.29 9.47 9.75 9.86 9.75 9.75 9.81 9.81 9.81
COLUM
BUS, OHIO
Bituminous, prepared sizes:
High volatile................ 7.37 7.35 7.35i 6.43 6.63 6.71 6.66 6.59 6.89 6.93 6.91 6.91
Low volatile.................. 9.00 9.0C 8.50i 7.50 8.00i 8.00 8.00 7.75 8.31 8.25 8.38 8.38
DALLAS, TEX.
Arkansas anthracite:
C
Egg....... ........................ 16.0 l 16.00 16.00I 16.00l 14.67 14.50 14.17 14.33 15.17 15.33 15.50 15.50
Bituminous, prepared sizes.. 13.22! 13.22 13.22! 13.001 12.50I 11.71 11.71 12.21 12.71 12,7} 12.70 12.70
1 Per ton of 2,240 pounds.




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C H A N G E S OP C O A L

199

POUNDS FOR EACH M O N TH OF 1927 A N D 1928, B Y CITIES
1928
City, and kind of coal

Jan.
15

Feb. Mar. Apr. May June July Aug. Sept. Oct. Nov. Dec.
15
15
15
15
15
15
15
15
15
15
15

UNITED STATES
Pennsylvania anthracite:
Stove...........— ........... — $15.44 $15.44 $15.43 $14.95 $14.74 $14.89 $14.91 $14.95 $15.21 $15.26 $15.38 $15.40
Chestnut....... ................ 15.08 15.09 15.08 14.64 14.46 14.61 14.63 14.76 14.93 14.98 15.06 15.07
Bituminous........................ 9.30 9.28 9.26 8.94 8.69 8.72 8.69 8.74 8.84 8.96 9.07 9.11
ATLANTA, GA.
Bituminous, prepared sizes. 7.93 7.92 7.88 7.37 7.37 7.37 7.37 7.43 7.63 8.02 7.97 8.00
BALTIMORE, MD.
Pennsylvania anthracite:
Stove............................. i 16.00 116.00 116.00 117.17 115.00 115.25 115.25 115.25 115.75 116.00 i 16.00 116.00
Chestnut..____ ______ 115.25 115.25 i 15.25 114.63 114.50 114.75 114.75 114.75 115.25 115.50 115.50 »15.50
Bituminous, run of mine:
High volatile................. 8.07 8.11 8.07 8.00 7.89 7.86 7.82 7.82 7.82 8.00 8.00 8.00
BIRMINGHAM, ALA.
Bituminous, prepared sizes. 7.72 7.67 7.76 6.94 6.92 7.08 7.05 7.00 7.38 7.56 7.64 7.68
BOSTON, MASS.
Pennsylvania anthracite:
Stove............................. 16.25 16.25 16.25 15.50 15.50 15.50 15.50 15.75 15.75 16.00 16.25 16.25
Chestnut....................... 16.00 16.00 16.00 15.25 15.25 15.25 15.25 15.50 15.50 15.75 16.00 16.00
BRIDGEPORT, CONN.
Pennsylvania anthracite:
Stove...... .............. ........ 14.88 14.88 14.88 14.50 14.50 14.50 14.50 14.50 15.50 15.50 15.50 15.50
Chestnut....................... 14.88 14.88 14.88 14.50 14.50 14.50 14.50 14.50 15.50 15.50 15.50 15.50
BUFFALO, N. Y.
Pennsylvania anthracite:
Stove.............. .............. 14.01 14.03 14.01 13.46 13.46 13.71 13.65 13.65 13.92 13.93 14.02 14.02
Chestnut....................... 13.61 13.63 13.61 13.06 13.06 13.31 13.25 13.25 13.56 13.56 13.54 13.53
BUTTE, MONT.
Bituminous, prepared sizes. 10.89 10.89 10.89 10.89 10.87 10.87 10.87 10.87 10.93 10.92 10.92 10.91
CHARLESTON, S. C
.
Bituminous, prepared sizes. 11.00 11.00 11.00 11.00 11.00 11.00 11.00 11.00 11.00 9.67 9.67 9.67
CH
ICAGO, ILL.
Pennsylvania anthracite:
Stove............................. 16.95 16.95 16.95 16.95 16.00 16.25 16.25 16.25 16.50 16.75 16.90 16.90
Chestnut..................... 16.46 16.46 16.46 16.46 15.70 15.95 15.95 15.95 16.20 16.45 16.45 16.45
Bituminous, prepared sizes:
High volatile................. 8.66 8.66 8.66 8.65 7.83 7.96 7.96 8.09 8.31 8.53 8.53 8.45
Low volatile.................. 11.85 11.85 11.85 11.85 9.85 10.10 10.35 10.60 10.60 11.85 11.85 11.85
Bituminous, run of mine:
Low volatile................. 8.25 8.25 8.25 8.25 7.53 7.50 7.50 8.00 8.00 8.25 8.25 8.25
CINCINNATI, OHIO
Bituminous, prepared sizes:
High volatile................. 6.50 6.50 6.50 5.70 5.60 5.60 5.60 5.65 5.65 5.50 5.57 5.57
Low volatile__________ 7.81 7.85 7.85 7.56 7.50 7.50 7.50 7.53 7.50 7.69 7.79 7.47
CLEVELAND, OH
IO
Pennsylvania anthracite:
S tov e........................... 15.20 15.15 15.15 15.05 15.00 15.00 15.05 15.15 15.05 15.40 15.35 15.35
Chestnut..................... 14.80 14.75 14.75 14.50 14.50 14.45 14.62 14.79 14.64 15.02 14.97 14.97
Bituminous, prepared sizes:
High volatile............... 7.79 7.75 7.77 7.49 7.40 7.48 7.38 7.37 7.26 7.28 7.26 7.26
Low volatile.................. 9.81 9.81 9.75 9.17 9.00 9.00 9.12 9.12 9.22 9.81 10.03 10.03
COLUM
BUS, OH
IO
Bituminous, prepared sizes:
High volatile__ . . . . ___ 6.88 6.91 6.41 5.93 5.91 5.96 5.95 5.91 5.95 5.93 6.11 5.82
Low v o la t ile ............. 8.38 8.38 8.38 7.38 7.31 7.25 7.25 7.25 7.44 7.94 8.25 8.13
DALLAS, TEX.
Arkansas anthracite:
Egg................................ 15.75 15.50 15.50 15.50 15.00 14.00 14.75 14.25 15.50 15.50 15.75 15.75
Bituminous, prepared sizes. 12.70 12.70 12.70 12.70 12.10 11.70 12.20 12.40 13.08 13.08 13.08 13.08
i Per ton of 2,240 pounds,




200

RETAIL PRICES, 1890 TO 1928
T able 15.—A VERAG E R E T A IL PRICES OF COAL PE R TO N OF 2,000
1927

City, and kind of coal
Jan.
15

Feb. Mar. Apr. May June July Aug. Sept. Oct. Nov. Dec.
15
15
15
15
15
15
15
15
15
15
15

DENVER, COLO.
Colorado anthracite:
Furnace, 1 and 2 mixed $16.00 $16.00 $16.00 $15.80 $15.60 $15.75 $15.90 $15.90 $16.10 $16.10 $16.10 $16.10
Stove, 3 and 5 m ixed... 16.60 16.50 16.50 16.15 15.80 15.75 15.90 15.90 16.10 16.10 16.10 16.10
Bituminous, prepared sizes. 10.73 10.70 10.73 9.08 9.14 9.32 9.60 9.78 10.25 10.42 10.61 10.58
DETROIT, M .
ICH
Pennsylvania anthracite:
Stove............................. 16.17 16.00 16.00 15.83 15.00 15.00 15.50 15.50 16.00 16.00 16.00 16.00
Chestnut...................... 15.75 15.67 15.68 15.33 14.50 14.50 15.00 15.00 15.50 15.50 15.50 15.50
Bituminous, prepared sizes:
High volatile................. 9.19 9.19 9.00 8.81 8.54 8.58 8.46 8.58 8.62 8.62 8.58 8.50
Low volatile.................. 11.63 11.41 10.81 10.59 10.50 10.16 10.06 10.06 10.31 10.31 10.28 10.28
Bituminous, run of mine:
Low volatile.................. 9.00 9.00 8.67 8.33 8.00 8.00 7.83 7.83 8.00 8.00 8.00 7.83
PALL RIVER, MASS.
Pennsylvania anthracite:
Stove............................. 16.75 16.75 16.75 16.25 16.25 16.25 16.50 16.50 16.75 16.75 16.75 16.75
Chestnut....................... 16.25 16.25 16.25 15.75 15.75 15.76 16.00 16.00 16.25 16.25 16.25 16.25
HOUSTON, TEX.
Arkansas anthracite:
Egg................................ 17.50 17.50 17.50 17.00 17.00 16.50 16.75 16.75 16.75 17.00 17.00 17.50
Bituminous, prepared sizes 13.50 13.50 13.50 11.40 11.40 11.60 11.40 11.60 11.80 12.10 12.20 12.80
INDIANAPOLIS, IND.
Bituminous, prepared sizes:
High volatile____ ____ 6.98 a 89 6.79 6.45 6.47 6.47 6.51 6.47 6.75 6.89 6.71 6.67
Low volatile.................. 9.75 9.57 9.14 8.00 8.29 8.29 8.39 a 43 a 79 9.04 9.11 8.93
Bituminous, run of mine:
Low volatile.................. 7.96 7.88 7.71 7.08 7.04 : 7.17 7.17 7.02 7.29 7.42 7.38 7.38
JACKSONVILLE, FLA.
Bituminous, prepared sizes. 14.00 14.00 14.00 14.00 12.00 12.00 12.00 12.00 13.00 14.00 14.00 14.00
KANSAS CITY, MO.
Arkansas anthracite:
Furnace......................... 14.50 14.50 14.50 12.90 12.90 12.90 13.20 13.50 14.00 14.00 14.10 14.20
Stove No. 4................... 15.83 15.83 15.83 14.67 14.67 14.67 15.17 15.00 15.17 15.33 15.33 15.33
Bituminous, prepared sizes. 7.81 7.85 7.73 7.65 7.65 7.60 7.65 7.90 7.83 7.75 7.81 7.50
LITTLE ROCK, ARK.
Arkansas anthracite:
Egg................. .............. 14.00 14.00 14.00 14.00 14.00 14.00 14.00 13.50 13.50 13.50 13.50 13.50
Bituminous, prepared sizes. 10.80 10.90 10.90 10.70 10.68 10.50 9.85 9.96 10.15 11.80 10.43 10.55
LOS ANGELES, CALIF.
Bituminous, prepared sizes. 16.50 16.50 16.50 16.50 16.50 15.25 14.75 15.55 16.25 16.50 16.50 16.50
LOUISVILLE, KT.
Bituminous, prepared sizes:
High volatile................. 7.92 7.39 7.39 5.72 5.72 6.14 6.15 6.57 6.65 7.14 7.14 7.14
Low volatile.................. 11.00 10.00 10.00 8.00 8.30 9.00 9.00 9.00 9.00 9.50 9.50 9.50
MANCHESTER, N. H.
Pennsylvania anthracite:
Stove............................
Chestnut.......................
MEMPHIS, TENN.
Bituminous, prepared sizes.
MILWAUKEE, WIS.
Pennsylvania anthracite:
Stove.............................
Chestnut.......................
Bituminous, prepared sizes:
High volatile.................
Low volatile..................
M
INNEAPOLIS, MINN.
Pennsylvania anthracite:
Stove.............................
Chestnut.......................
Bituminous, prepared sizes:
High volatile.................
Low volatile..................




17.50 17.50 17.50 16.50 16.50 17.08 17.00 17.25 17.50 17.50 17.60 17.50
17.50 17.50 17.50 16.25 16.25 16.83 16.75 17.00 17.25 17.25 17.25 17.25
8.80

8.78

8.80

8.72

a 75

a 75

a 36

8.30

8.30

a26

8.30

a30

16.80 16.80 16.80 16.15 16.15 16.40 16.40 16.40 16.65 16.65 16.65 16.65
16.65 16.65 16.65 15.70 15.70 15.95 15.95 15.95 16.20 16.20 16.20 16.20
8.92 8.70 8.85 8.41 7.83 7.93 8.17 7.86 7.88 7.98 aos 8.00
13.54 12.15 12.15 10.15 10.22 10.86 10.80 10.88 10.86 11.12 11.12 11.12

18.10 18.10 17.92 17.65 17.65 17.91 17.90 17.90 18.15 18.15 ia i5 ia i5
17.75 17.95 17.65 17.20 17.20 17.45 17.45 17.45 17.70 17.70 17.70 17.70
10.41 10.41 10.38 10.41 10.33 10.30 10.35 10.33 10.74 10.81 10.94 10.81
3
14.72 14.72 14.72 1?. 03 1& 75 12.75 12.97 13. Q 13.69 13.75 13.75 13.75

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PRICE CHANGES OF COAL
POUNDS FOR EACH M ON TH OF 1927 AND 1928, BY CITIES—Continued
1928
City, and kind of coal

DENVER, COLO.
Colorado anthracite:
Furnace, 1 and 2 mixed.
Stove, 3 and 5 mixed. _.
Bituminous, prepared sizes.
DETROIT, M .
ICH
Pennsylvania anthracite:
Stove...........................
Chestnut.......................
Bituminous, prepared sizes:
High volatile.................
Low volatile-................
Bituminous, run of mine:
Low volatile..................
FALL RIVER, MASS.
Pennsylvania anthracite:
Stove............................
Chestnut.......................
HOUSTON, TEX.
Arkansas anthracite:
Egg...............................
Bituminous, prepared sizes.
INDIANAPOLIS, IND.
Bituminous, prepared sizes:
High volatile.................
Low volatile...... ...........
Bituminous, run of mine:
Low volatile. ................
JACKSONVILLE, FLA.
Bituminous, prepared sizes.
KANSAS CITY, MO.
Arkansas anthracite:
Furnace.........................
Stove No. 4......... .........
Bituminous, prepared sizes.
LITTLE ROCK, ARK.
Arkansas anthracite:
Egg...............................
Bituminous, prepared sizes.
LOS ANGELES, CALIF.
Bituminous, prepared sizes.
LOUISVILLE, KY.
Bituminous, prepared sizes:
High volatile.................
Low volatile..................
MANCHESTER, N. H.
Pennsylvania anthracite:
Stove............................
Chestnut................ ......
MEMPHIS, TENN.
Bituminous, prepared sizes.
MILWAUKEE, WIS.
Pennsylvania anthracite:
Stove.............................
Chestnut.......................
Bituminous, prepared sizes:
High volatile.................
Low volatile..................
M
INNEAPOLIS, MINN.
Pennsylvania, anthracite:
Stove.............................
Chestnut.......................
Bituminous, prepared sizes:
High volatile.................
Low volatile.................




Jan.
15

1
Feb. Mar. Apr. May June July Aug. Sept. Oct. Nov. Dec.
15
15
15
15
15
15
15
15
15
15
15

$16.00 $16.00 $16.00 $15.60 $15.72 $15.75 $15.80 $15.73 $15.75 $15.95 $16.00 $16.00
16.00 16.00 16.00 15.60 15.72 15.75 15.80 15.73 15.75 15.95 16.00 16.00
10.50 10.47 10.45 9.29 9.56 9.97 10.17 10.57 10.57 10.57 10.57 10.57

16.00 16.00 16.00 16.00 15.50 15.50 15.50 15.50 15.90 16.00 16.00 16.00
15.50 15.50 15.50 15.50 15.00 15.00 15.00 15.00 15.40 15.50 15.50 15.50
8.54 8.54 8.46 8.54 8.27
10.22 10.19 10.28 10.06 10.14
7.83

8.00

8.00

7.83

7.67

8.19 8.23 8.27
9.89 10.13 10.09

8.27
9.81

8.31 8.27 8.31
9.91 10.16 10.38

7.67

7.67

7.67

7.67

7.67

8.00

8.00

16.75 16.75 16.75 16.00 16.00 16.00 16.00 16.00 16.50 16.50 16.50 16.50
16.25 16.25 16.25 15.75 15.75 15.75 15.75 15.75 16.25 16.25 16.25 16.25

17.50 17.50 17.50 16.25 16.75 16.50 16.75 17.25 17.00 17.00 17.50 18.00
12.80 12.60 12.60 11.40 11.60 11.60 11.40 11.60 11.60 12.00 13.00 13.20

6.54
9.04

6.53
9.00

6.51
9.00

6.26
8.07

6.19
7.93

6.29
8.07

6.25
8.11

6.29
8.29

6.28
8.46

6.38
9.00

6.46
9.00

6.37
9.11

7.38

7.25

7.25

6.79

6.75

7.04

6.92

6.96

7.00

7.00

7.00

7.00

14.00 14.00 14.00 14.00 13.00 13.00 12.00 12.00 12.00 13.00 12.00 12.00

14.10 14.10 13.50 12.50 12.40 12.20 12.60 12.50 12.60 12.60 12.70 12.60
15.33 15.33 15.17 14.50 14.17 13.83 14.33 14.25 14.17 14.17 14.33 14.33
7.50 7.54 7.50 7.44 7.56 7.47 '7.47 7.06 7.13 7.23 7.28 7.28

13.50 13.50 13.50 13.50 13.50 13.00 12.50 12.50 13.50 13.50 13.50 13.50
10.60 10.60 10.60 10.15 10.15 9.65 9.10 9.10 9.65 9.80 9.80 10.25
16.50 16.50 16.50 16.50 16.50 16.50 15.00 15.25 15.75 16.25 16.25 16.25

7.13
9.40

7.14
9.50

7.11
9.40

5.66
8.00

5.92
8.50

6.18
8.75

6.15
8.75

6.21
8.75

6.41
8.90

6.62
9.25

6.65
9.25

7.16
9.75

17.50 17.50 17.50 16.25 16.25 16.50 16.75 17.00 17.25 17.25 17.25 17.25
17.25 17.25 17.25 16.00 16.00 16.25 16.33 16.75 17.00 17.00 17.00 17.00
8.33

8.32

8.33

8.37

6.35

6.37

6.46

6.36

6.39

6.43

7.41

7.46

16.65 16.65 16.65 15.75 15.75 15.95 15.95 15.95 16.20 16.20 16.30 16.30
16.20 16.20 16.20 15.45 15.45 15.65 15.65 15.65 15.90 15.90 15.90 15.90
8.00 8.00 8.00 8.00 7.80 7.80 7.80 7.80 7.80 7.80 7.80 7.80
11.12 11.12 11.12 10.38 10.15 10.43 10.46 10.45 10.57 10.63 11.08 11.08

18.15 18.15 18.15 18.15 17.75 17.95 17.95 17.95 18.20 18.20 18.28 18.28
17.70 17.70 17.70 17.70 17.45 17.65 17.65 17.65 17.90 17.90 17.90 17.90
10.96 10.92 10.98 10.98 10.93 10.97 10.94 10.94 10.89 10.94 10.94 10.93
13.75 13.751 13.75 13.75 13.42 13.50 13.50 13.50 13.50 13.53 13.50 13.50

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1927
City, and kind of coal

Jan.
15

Feb. Mar. Apr. May June July Aug. Sept. Oct. Nov. Dec.
15
15
15
15
15
15
15
15
15
15
15

M
OBILE, ALA.
Bituminous, prepared sizes. $10.12 $9.92 $9.92 $9.19 $9.35 $9.35 $9.31 $9.46 $9.08 $9.29 $9.46 $9.71
NEWARK, N. J.
Pennsylvania anthracite:
Stove________________ 14.00 14.00 13.90 13.50 13.45 13.80 13.70 13.75 14.00 14.00 14.00 14.00
Chestnut_____________ 13.50 13.50 13.40 13.00 13.00 13.25 13.20 13.25 13.50 13.50 13.50 13.50
NEW HAVEN, CONN.
Pennsylvania anthracite:
Stove_ _____________ 15.40 15.35 15.40 14.65 14.65 14.55 14.65 14.65 14.90 15.05 15.10 15.10
Chestnut_____________ 15.40 15.35 15.40 14 65 14.65 14.55 14.65 14.65 14.90 15.05 15.10 15.10
NEW ORLEANS, LA.
Bituminous, prepared sizes. 11.29 11.29 11.21 10.00 9.32 9.32 9.39 9.32 9.32 10.29 10.29 11.29
NEW YORF, N. T.
Pennsylvania anthracite:
Stove.... ........... .......... 14.75 14.75 14.54 13.75 13.83 14.08 14.08 14.08 14.33 14.38 14.75 14.75
Chestnut____________ 14.50 14.50 14.29 13.50 13.54 13.79 13.79 13.79 14.04 14.08 14.46 14.42
NORFOLK, VA.
Pennsylvania anthracite:
Stove.... ........................ 16.00 16.00 16.00 14.00 14.00 14.50 14.50 14.50 15.00 15.00 15.00 15.00
Chestnut____________ 16.00 16.00 16.00 14.00 14.00 14.50 14.50 14.50 15.00 15.00 15.00 15.00
Bituminous, prepared sizes:
High volatile................. 8.50 8.63 8.56 7.75 7.75 7.88 7.81 7.75 7.81 7.88 7.88 7.88
Low volatile_________ 11.00 11.00 11.00 9.00 9.00 9.50 9.50 9.50 10.00 10.50 10.50 10.50
Bituminous, run of mine:
Low volatile__________ 8.00 8.00 8.00 7.00 7.00 7.00 7.00 7.17 7.00 7.00 7.00 7.00
OMAHA, NEBR.
Bituminous, prepared sizes. 10.19 10.19 10.19 10.18 9.66 9.68 9.68 9.75 10.02 10.52 10.21 10.21
PEORIA, ILL.
Bituminous, prepared sizes. 7.29 7.18 7.06 7.09 7.04 6.99 6.97 6.96 6.94 7.13 7.16 7.12
PHILADELPHIA, PA.
Pennsylvania anthracite:
Stove____________ ___ 115.79 i 15.79 i 15.79 114.75 114.75 114.89 114.96 114.89 115.04 115.04 i 15.04 115.04
Chestnut...... .............. 115.54 U5.54 U5.54 114.25 114.25 114.39 114.46 114.39 114.54 i 14.54 114.54 114.54
PITTSBURGH, PA.
Pennsylvania anthracite:
Chestnut____________ 15.88 15.88 15.63 15.50 15.00 14.88 15.00 14.63 15.00 14.88 14.88 14.88
Bituminous, prepared sizes. 6.24 6.24 6.24 6.24 6.17 5.85 5.72 5.53 5.76 5.76 5.69 5.69
PORTLAND, ME.
Pennsylvania anthracite:
Stove_____ ____ ___ _ 16.80 16.98 16.80 16.56 16.33 16.32 16.56 16.56 16.74 16.80 16.80 16.80
Chestnut...... ...........
16.80 16.98 16.80 16.56 16.33 16.32 16.56 16.56 16.74 16.80 16.68 16.80
PORTLAND, OREG.
Bituminous, prepared sizes. 13.34 13.49 13.34 13.31 12.58 12.61 12.98 13.33 13.64 13.33 13.52 13.39
PROVIDENCE, R. I.
Pennsylvania anthracite:
Stove........................... 216.50 216.50 216.50 215.75 215.75 215.75 2 16.00 2 16.00 216.25 216.25 2 16.25 216.25
Chestnut....................... 2 16.50 U6.50 2 16.50 2 15.50 215.50 2 15.50 215.75 215.75 216.00 2 16.00 2 15.94 216.00
RICHMOND, VA.
Pennsylvania anthracite:
Stove............................. 16.50 16.50 16.50 16.00 15.00 15.00 15.50 15.50 15.67 15.50 15.50 15.67
Chestnut...... ................ 16.50 16.50 16.50 16.00 15.00 15.00 15.50 15.50 15.67 15.50 15.50 15.50
Bituminous, prepared sizes:
High volatile.........____ 9.88 9.88 8.88 8.75 8.56 8.75 8.88 8.75 9.00 8.88 8.88 9.13
*
Low volatile................. 12.74 12.79 11.79 11.32 9.68 9.74 10.21 10.21 10.34 10.29 10.29 10.34
Bituminous, run of mine:
Low volatile................. 9.00 9.00 8.00 7.90 7.70 7.60 8.00 8.00 8.20 8.00 8.00 8.00
i Per ton of 2,240 pounds.
1 The average price of coal delivered in bin is 50 cents higher than here shown.
delivered in bin,




Practically all coal is

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C H A N G E S OF C O A L

POUNDS FOR EACH M ON TH OF 1927 A N D 1928, B Y CITIES—Continued
1928
City, and kind of coal

Jan.
15

Feb. Mar. Apr. May June July
15
15
15 Ai f
16
15
15

Sept. Oct. Nov. Dec.
15
15
16
15

MOBILE, ALA.
Bituminous, prepared sizes. $9.54 $9.46 $9.50 $9.23 $9.27 $9.27 $9.60 $9.46 $9.42 $9.69 $9.69 $9.77
NEWARK, N. J.
Pennsylvania anthracite:
Stove........ - ................. 14.00 14.00 14 00 13.60 13.50 13.70 13.70 13.75 1400 1400 14.00 14 00
Chestnut...................... 13.50 13.60 13.50 13.10 13.00 13.25 13.25 13.25 13.50 13.50 13.50 13.50
NEW HAVEN, CONN.
Pennsylvania anthracite:
15.10 15.10 15.10 15.20 14 40 14.60 14 65 14.70 15.00 14.90 14 90 14 90
Stove.
15.10 15.10 15.10 15.20 1440 1460 1465 14 70 15.00 14 80 1490 1490
Chestnut.
NEW ORLEANS, LA.
Bituminous, prepared sizes. 11.29 11.29 11.29 10.93 9.25 9.29 9.21 9.21 9.21 10.21 10.21 11.21
NEW YORK, N. Y.
Pennsylvania anthracite:
14.75 14.75 14.75 14.25 14.25 14.46 14.50 14 50 14.70 14.75 14 75 14 79
Stove.
14.42 14.42 14 42 13.75 13.75 13.96 1400 1400 14 21 1425 1425 14 29
Chestnut..
NORFOLK, VA.
Pennsylvania anthracite:
Stove............................. 15.00 15.00 15.00 15.00 1400 14 00 14.00 14.00 1400 14 00 15.00 15.00
Chestnut....................... 15.00 15.00 15.00 15.00 14.00 14.00 14 00 14.00 14 00 14 00 15.00 15.00
Bituminous, prepared sizes:
High volatile................. 7.81 7.88 7.81 7.81 7.81 7.81 7.81 7.81 7.69 7.81 7.88 7.88
Low volatile................. 10.50 10.50 10.50 10.50 9.50 9.50 9.50 9.50 9.50 9.50 10.50 10.50
Bituminous, run of mine:
7.00 7.17 7.00 7.00 7.00 7.00 7.00 7.00 7.00 7.00 7.00 7.00
Low volatile.................
OMAHA, NEBR.
Bituminous, prepared sizes. 10.26 10.16 10.13 10.16 9.08 9.10 9.10 9.38 9.52 9.58 9.56 9.56
PEORIA, ILL.
Bituminous, prepared sizes. 7.10 6.94 6.94 6.94 6.86 6.82 6.52 6.54 6.68 6.81 6.88 6.91
PHILADELPHIA, PA.
Pennsylvania anthracite:
Stove............................. 114.93 114.93 114.93 113.39 113.61 113.82 113.96 113.99 * 14.25 U4.29 114.57 * 14.67
Chestnut.................... 114.43 114.43 114.43 113.11 113.32 113.57 113.71 113.71 113.93 113.96 114.11 114.11
PITTSBURGH, PA.
Pennsylvania anthracite:
Chestnut____ ________ 14.88 14.88 14 88 14.88 14.75 14 50 14 50 14.50 14 75 1488 15.00 15.00
Bituminous, prepared sizes. 5.65 5.51 5.44 5.51 5.29 5.19 5.12 5.15 5.12 5.31 5.30 5.25
PORTLAND, ME.
Pennsylvania anthracite:
Stove......... ................. 16.80 16.80 16.80 16.56 16.32 16.32 16.56 16.56 16.80 16.80 16.80 16.80
Chestnut........ ............
16.80 16.80 16.80 16.56 16.32 16.32 16.56 16.56 16.80 16.80 16.80 16.80
PORTLAND, OREG.
Bituminous, prepared sizes. 13.32 13.21 13.21 13.35 13.35 12.54 12.46 12.38 12.60 13.13 13.15 13.40
PROVTDENCE, R. I.
Pennsylvania anthracite:
Stove............................. 216.25 216.25 216.25 215.50 215.60 2 15.50 2 15.60 215.50 216.00 216.00 2 16.00 2 16.00
Chestnut-..................... 3 16.00 216.00 2 16.00 2 15.50 215.60 215.50 2 15.50 215.50 216.00 2 16.00 216.00 2 16.00
RICHMOND, VA.
Pennsylvania anthracite:
Stove............................. 15.50 15.67 15.50 1400 13.83 1400 13.83 14 33 14 33 1433 15.00 15.00
Chestnut....................... 15.50 15.67 15.50 1400 13.83 1400 13.83 1433 14 33 1433 15.00 15.00
Bituminous, prepared sizes:
High volatile................. 9.00 9.13 8.75 7.75 7.75 7.88 7.75 8.25 8.13 8.13 8.63 8.38
Low volatile................. 10.29 10.32 10.21 8.92 8.79 8.90 8.61 9.26 9.19 9.17 9.78 9.78
Bituminous, run of mine:
Low volatile................. 8.00 8.00 8.00 6.75 6.75 6.95 6.75 7.25 7.20 7.25 7.50 7.50
1 Per ton of 2,240 pounds.
2 The average price of coal delivered in bin is 50 cents higher than here shown. Practically all coal is
delivered in bin.




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T able 15.—A VERAG E R E T A IL PRICES OF COAL PE R TON OP 2,000
1927

City, and kind of coal

Jan.
15

Feb. Mar. Apr. May June July Aug. Sept. Oct. Nov. Dec.
15
15
15
15
15
15
15
15
15
15
15

ROCHESTER, N. Y.
Pennsylvania anthracite:
Stove............................. $14.60 $14.60 $14.60 $14.10 $14.10 $14.35 $14.35 $14.35 $14.60 $14.60 $14.60 $14.60
Chestnut....................... 14.15 14.15 14.15 13.65 13.65 13.90 13.90 13.90 14.15 14.15 14.15 14.15
ST. LOUIS, MO.
Pennsylvania anthracite:
S tove..-........................ 17.45 17.45 17.45 16.40 16.50 16.65 16.65 16.70 16.75 16.90 16.90 16.90
Chestnut-..................... 17.20 17.20 17.20 16.10 16.05 16.20 16.25 16.25 16.30 16.50 16.45 16.45
Bituminous, prepared sizes. 7.50 7.44 7.45 7.31 7.19 7.12 7.16 7.44 7.57 7.41 7.29 7.14
ST. PAUL, MINN.
Pennsylvania anthracite:
Stove............................. 18.10 18.10 17.92 17.65 17.65 17.90 17.85 17.90 18.15 18.15 18.15 18.15
Chestnut.. ................... 17.75 17.95 17.65 17.20 17.20 17.45 17.45 17.45 17.70 17.70 17.70 17.70
Bituminous, prepared sizes:
High volatile................. 10.30 10.39 10.34 10.29 10.29 10.14 10.25 10.29 10.68 10.68 10.71 10.71
Low volatile.................. 14.75 14.75 14.75 12.25 12.75 12.75 12.75 12.95 13.75 13.75 13.75 13.75
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH
Colorado anthracite:
Furnace, 1 and 2 mixed. 18.00 18.00 18.00 18.00 18.00 18.00 18.00 18.00 18.00 18.00 18.00 18.00
Stove, 3 and 5 mixed.. . 18.00 18.00 18.00 18.00 18.00 18.00 18.00 18.00 18.00 18.00 18.00 18.00
Bituminous, prepared sizes. 8.47 8.47 8.47 8.45 8.19 7.27 7.29 7.73 8.34 8.34 8.34 8.32
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF.
New Mexico anthracite:
Cerillos egg._................ 26.50 26.50 26.50 26.25 25.00 25.00 25.00 25.00 25.50 25.50 25.50 26.50
Colorado anthracite:
Egg............................... 25.75 25.75 25.75 25.75 24.50 24.50 24.50 24.50 25.00 25.00 25.00 25.75
Bituminous, prepared sizes. 17.11 17.06 17.11 16.90 15.60 15.60 15.50 15.40 16.63 16.63 16.63 17.25
SAVANNAH, GA.
Bituminous, prepared sizes- U3.25 U3.25 313.25 810.50 310.63 310.63 310.63 310.38 311.75 311.13 311.25 311.13
SCRANTON, PA.
Pennsylvania anthracite:
Stove............................. 11.00 11.00 10.58 10.25 10.28 10.47 10.48 10.48 10.75 10.75 10.75 10.75
Chestnut....................... 10.67 10.67 10.25 10.00 10.03 10.22 10.23 10.23 10.50 10.50 10.50 10.50
SEATTLE, WASH.
Bituminous, prepared sizes. 10.47 10.47 10.47 10.47 10.35 10.14 10.07 9.77 9.76 10.02 10.06 10.06
SPRINGFIELD, ILL.
Bituminous, prepared sizes. 4.38 4.35 4.35 4.47 4.44 4.44 4.44 4.44 4.44 4.44 4.44 4.44
W
ASHINGTON, D. C.
Pennsylvania anthracite:
Stove............................ *15.86 U5.81 115.75 U4.99 U4.99 U5.25 115.25 115.25 115.51 U5.51 115.51 U 5.51
Chestnut..................... 115.54 115.54 U5.49 U4.48 114.48 U4.73 114.73 U4.73 114.99 U4.99 114.99 115.01
Bituminous, prepared sizes:
High volatile................ 19.75 19.75 19.63 18.75 19.00 18.75 19.00 19.00 19.00 19.00 19.00 18.75
Low volatile................. 112.00 111.75 111.50 U0.33 110.33 U0.67 U0.67 U0.67 111.00 111.08 111.08 111.00
Bituminous, run of mine:
Mixed. ......................... 18.31 18.10 18.10 17.78 17.78 17.78 17.78 17.78 17.88 17.88 17.88 17.88
Per ton of 2,240 pounds.
All coal sold in Savannah is weighed by the city. A charge of 10 cents per ton or half ton is made.
This additional charge has been included in the above price.




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C H A N G E S OF C O A L

POUNDS FOR EACH M ON TH OF 1927 A N D 1928, B Y CITIES—Continued
1928
City, and kind of coal

ROCHESTER, N. Y.
Pennsylvania anthracite:
Stove.............................
Chestnut.......................
ST. LOUIS, MO.
Pennsylvania anthracite:
Stove.............................
....................
Chestnut—
Bituminous, prepared sizes.
ST. PAUL, MINN.
Pennsylvania anthracite:

Jan.
15

Feb. Mar.
May June July
15
15 As r- 15
15
15 Ai f

Sept. Oct. Nov. Dec.
15
15
15
15

$14.60 $14.60 $14.60 $14.10 $14.10 $14.35 $14.29 $14.35 $14.60 $14.60 $14.69 $14.75
14.15 14.15 14.15 13.75 13.75 14.00 13.94 14.00 14.25 14.25 14.19 14.25

16.90 16.90 16.90 16.60 16.35 16.40 16.40 16.40 16.65 16.65 16.65 16.75
16.45 16.45 16.45 16.25 15.95 16.15 16.15 16.15 16.40 16.40 16.40 16.45
7.02 7.02 6.96 7.01 5.88 5.91 5.95 5.93 6.06 6.11 6.21 6.25

18.15 18.15 18.15 18.15 17.75 17.95 17.95 17.95 18.20 18.20 18.30 18.30
Chestnut..... ................. 17.70 17.70 17.70 17.70 17.45 17.65 17.65 17.65 17.90 17.90 17.90 17.90
Bituminous, prepared sizes:
High volatile _______ 10.71 10.71 10.68 10.71 10.68 10.68 10.71 10.71 10.68 10.68 10.71 10.70
Low volatile— . —------ 13.75 13.75 13.75 13.75 13.43 13.50 13.50 13.50 13.50 13.50 13.50 13.50
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH
Colorado anthracite:
Furnace, 1 and 2 mixed. 18.00 18.00 18.00 18.00 18.00 18.00 18.00 18.00 18.00 18.00 18.00 18.00
18.00 18.00 18.00 18.00 18.00 18.00 18.00 18.00 18.00 18.00 18.00 18.00
Stove, 3 and 5 mixed.
Bituminous, prepared sizes. 8.34 8.36 8.36 8.49 8.48 8.56 8.48 8.48 8.50 8.42 8.24 7.93
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF.
New Mexico anthracite:
Cerillos egg................... 26.50 26.50 26.50 26.50 25.00 25.00 25.00 25.00 26.00 26.00 26.00 26.00
Colorado anthracite:
Egg................................ 25.75 25.75 25.75 25.75 24.50 24.50 24.50 24.50 25.50 25.50 25.50 25.50
Bituminous, prepared sizes. 17.25 17.25 16.88 17.25 16.25 16.13 16.00 16.13 17.13 17.13 17.25 16.75
SAVANNAH, GA.
Bituminous, prepared sizes. * 11.13 a 11.13 * 11.13 3 10.63 3 10.63 3 10.00 3 9.80 39.80 310.62 310.62,310.62 310.62
SCRANTON, PA.
Pennsylvania anthracite:
Stove............................. 10.75 10.75 10.75 10.28 10.03 10.28 10.28 10.28 10.53 10.53 10.53 10.53
Chestnut....................... 10.50 10.50 10.50 9.92 9.83 10.08 10.08 10.08 10.33 10.33 10.33 10.33
SEATTLE, WASH.
Bituminous, prepared sizes. 10.18 10.12 10.18 10.14 10.14 9.66 9.63 9.55 10.08 10.48 10.48 10.48
SPRINGFIELD, ILL.
Bituminous, prepared sizes. 4.44 4.44 4.44 4.44 4.44 4.44 4.44 4.44 4.44 4.24 4.24 4.24
WASHINGTON, D. C.
Pennsylvania anthracite:
Stove............................. i 15.51 115.51 i 15.51 114.86 114.86 115.11 115.11 115.11 115.33 115.33 U5.63 115.63
Chestnut....................... i 15.01 1 15.01 115.01 114.49 114.49 114.74 114.74 114.74 U4.96 114.96 115.13 115.13
Bituminous, prepared sizes:
High volatile—.............. 18.75 *8.75 18.75 1&63 18.63 18.63 18.63 i 8.63 18.63 18.63 19.25 19.25
Low volatile.................. i 11.00 i 10.75 110.75 U0.50 U0.33 U0.50 110.33 110.50 110.92 1 10.92 111.42 U1.42
Bituminous, run of mine:
Mixed............................ 17.88 17.88 17.88 17.60 »7.60 17.60 17.60 17.60 17.60 17.60 17.63 17.63
i Per ton of 2,240 pounds.
8 All coal sold in Savannah is weighed by the city. A charge of 10 cents per ton or half ton is made. This
additional charge has been included in the above price.

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PART III.—GAS
EXPLANATION OF PRICES

The net price per 1,000 cubic feet of gas for household use in each
of 51 cities is shown in the following tables. In Table 16 the average
family consumption of manufactured gas is assumed to be 3,000
cubic feet per month. In cities where a service charge or a sliding
scale is in operation, families using less than 3,000 cubic feet per
month pay a somewhat higher rate than here shown, while those
consuming more than this amount pay a lower rate. The figures here
given are believed to represent quite closely the actual monthly cost
of gas per 1,000 cubic feet to the average wage earner’s family. Prices
for natural gas and for manufactured and natural mixed gas are
shown in Table 17 for those cities where it is in general use. These
prices are based on an estimated average family consumption of 5,000
cubic feet per month.
T able 16.—N E T PRICE PE R 1,000 CUBIC FEET OF M AN U FA C TU RE D GAS BASED ON A
FAM ILY CONSUMPTION OF 3,000 CUBIC FEET, IN SPECIFIED MONTHS FROM
APRIL, 1913, TO DE C E M B E R , 1928, BY CITIES
Apr.
15,
1913

Apr.
15,
1918

June
15,
1923

June
15,
1924

June
15,
1925

June
15,
1926

June
15,
1927

Dec.
15,
1927

June
15,
1928

Dec.
15,
1928

$1.00
Atlanta..................................
.90
Baltimore..............................
1.00
Birmingham..........................
.81
Boston...................................
1.00
Bridgeport.............................
Buffalo...................................
1.49
Butte.....................................
1.10
Charleston, S. C ...................
.80
Chicago—..............................
.80
Cleveland..............................
.85
Denver..................................
.75
Detroit..................................
.80
Fall River.............................
1.00
Houston................................
.60
Indianapolis..........................
1.20
Jacksonville...........................
1.10
Manchester...........................
Memphis...............................
1.00
.75
Milwaukee............................
Minneapolis. __ .........................
.85
1.10
Mobile...................................
1.00
Newark..................................
New Haven...........................
.90
New Orleans.........................
1.10
New York.............................
.84
Norfolk..................................
Omaha...................................
1.15
Peoria....................................
.90
Philadelphia..........................
Pittsburgh.............................
Portland, M e........................
Portland, Oreg......................
.95
Providence............................
.85
Richmond.............................
.90
Rochester..............................
.95
St. Louis............
.80
St. Paul.............
.95
Salt Lake City..
.87
San Francisco.._
.75
Savannah...........
Scranton................................
.95
Seattle....................................
1.00
Springfield, HI............................ 1.00
Washington, D. C .....................

$1.00
.75
.95

$1.65
.92
.80
1.25
1.50

$1.55
.85
.80
1.20
1.45

$1.55
.85
.80
1.18
1.45

$1.55
.85
.80
1.18
1.45

$1.55
.85
.80
1.18
1.45

$1.55
.85
.80
1.18
1.45

$1.55
.85
.80
1.18
1.45

$1.55
.85
.80
1.18
1.45

2.10
1.55
1.07
.80
.95
.79
1.15
1.09
1.15
1.65
1.48
1.20
.86
1.05
1.80
1.25
1.18
1.30
1.23
1.40
1.18

2.10
1.55
1.02
1.25

2.10
1.55
1.25
.95
.79
1.15

2.10
1.55
1.02
1.25
.90
.79
1.15

2.10
1.55
1.02
1.25
.90
.79
1.15

2.10
1.55
.98
1.25
.90
.79
1.15

2.10
1.55
.98
1.25

1.15
1.09
1.15
1.97
1.38
1.20
.82
1.01
1.80
1.20
1.18
1.30
1.23
1.40
1.18
1.20
1.00

2.10
1.55
1.02
1.25
.95
.82
1.15
1.05
1.10
1.97
1.38
1.20
.82
.95
1.80
1.20
1.13
1.30
1.23
1.40
1.08
1.20
1.00

1.05
1.97
1.38
1.20
.82
.97
1.80
1.20
1.13
1.30
1.23
1.33
1.08
1.20
1.00

1.05
1.92
1.38
1.20
.82
.96
1.76
1.20
1.13
1.30
1.24
1.33
1.08
1.20
1.00

.95
1.92
1.38
1.20
.82
.94
1.76
1.20
1.13
1.30
1.24
1.33
1.00
1.20
1.00

.95
1.92
1.34
1.20
.82
.94
1.76
1.20
1.13
1.30
1.25
1.33
1.00
1.20
1.00

"L25
1.33
1.00
1.20
1.00

1.55
1.16
1.22
1.30
1.00
1.00
.85
1.57
1.00
1.45
1.50
1.45
1.35
1.00

1.55
1.16
1.17
1.30
1.00
1.00
.85
1.54
1.05
1.45
1.50
1.45
1.35
1.00

1.50
1.19
1.17
1.29

1.42
1.17
1.13
1.29
1.00
1.00
.90
1.52
.95
1.45
1.40
1.45
1.25

1.42
1.17
1.13
1.29
1.00
1.00
.90
1.52
.95
1.45
1.40
1.45
1.25
1.00

1.42
1.17
1.13
1.29
1.00
1.00
.90
1.51
.94
1.45
1.40
1.45
1.25

1.42
1.17
1.13
1.29
1.00
1.00
.90
1.51
.94
1.45
1.40
1.45
1.25

City

10
.0

.8
6

1.00
1.00
1.49
1.10
.72
.80
.85
.75
.95
1.00
.55
1.25
1.00
.93
.75
.77
1.10
.97
1.00
1.00

10 10
.0 .2
1.15

.85
10
.2
10 10 10
.0 .0 .0
10 10
.0 .0
1 0 1.00 1.55
.1

206




.95
1.00
.80
.95
.75
.85
.87
.85

1.15
1.20
1.00
.90

1.16
1.22
1.30
1.05
1.00
.85
1.57
.92
1.45
1.60
1.45
1.35
1.05

12
.0

10
.0
1.00
.90
1.53
.95
1.45
1.50
1.45
1.25

10 10
.0 .0

""."79
1.15
1.92
1.34
1.20
.82
.90
1.76
1.20
1.13

10 10
.0 .0

C h a r t 18
*75
30
5
3
25
30
0
27
5
2
50
25
2
200

O
F

us

9

PMCE

150

TREND

375
350
325
300
275
250

CHANGES

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IA

R/IQE. PRICE FOR 1913 *100)

GAS

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1920

1921




1922

1923

1924

I
1925

i

i
1926

|
1927

i

i

i

1928
to
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208

RETAIL PRICES, 1890 TO 1928

T a b l e 1 7 .— N E T PRICE PE R 1,000 CUBIC FEET OF GAS BASED ON A F A M IL Y CONSUMP­
TION OF 5,000 CUBIC FE ET IN SPECIFIED MONTHS FROM APRIL, 1913, TO D E C E M ­
BER, 1928, B Y CITIES

Natural gas
Apr.
15,
1913

Apr.
15,
1918

June
15,
1923

June
15,
1924

June
15,
1925

June
15,
1926

June
15,
1927

Dec.
15,
1927

June
15,
1928

Dec.
15,
1928

Buffalo______________________ $0.30
.30
Cincinnati. _________________
.30
Cleveland___________________
.30
Columbus___________________
.45
Dallas _____________________
Denver. ___________________
Houston
_________________
.27
Kansas City_________________
.40
Little Rock__________________
Los Angeles_________________
Louisville. __________________
New Orleans_________________
.28
Pittsburgh.................... .............

$0.30
.35
.30
.30
.45

$0.50
.55
.45
.68

$0.50
.55
.45
.68

$0.75
.55
.55
.74

$0.75
.60
.55
.74

0$. 75
.60
.48
.79

$0.75
.60
.48
.79

$0.75
.60
.48
.79

.60
.40

.95
.45

.95
.65

.95
.65

.75
.95
.65

.45

.45

.45

.45

.45

.75
.95
.65
.91
.45

.75
.95
.65
.91
.45

.75
.95
.65
.91
.45

.28

.50

.53

.60

.60

.60

.60

.60

$0.75
.60
.48
.79
.99
.75
.95
.65
.84
.45
.95
.60

$0.65

$0.65

$0.65

$0.65

City

Manufactured and natural gas mixed
Buffalo_____
Los Angeles..

$0.62
$0.68

$0.60

$0.60

$0.65

.68

.68

From the prices quoted on manufactured gas, average prices have
been computed for all of the cities combined and are shown in the
next table for April 15 of each year from 1907 to 1920, and for May
15, September 15, and December 15, 1921; March 15, June 15, Sep­
tember 15, and December 15, 1922, 1923, and 1924; and June 15 and
December 15, 1925, 1926, 1927, and 1928. These prices are based
on an estimated average family consumption of 3,000 cubic feet.
Relative prices have been computed by dividing the price in each
year by the price in April, 1913.
The price of manufactured gas in December, 1928, showed an
increase of 28.4 per cent since April, 1913. From June, 1928, to
December, 1928, there was an increase of eight-tenths, of 1 per cent
in the price of gas.
The trend in the retail prices of manufactured gas since 1919 is
shown in the chart on page 207.
T a b le 18.—AVERAGE AN D RELATIVE N E T PRICE PER 1,000 CUBIC FE ET OF M ANU­

FACTU RED GAS BASED ON A FA M ILY CONSUMPTION OF 3,000 CUBIC FE ET IN
SPECIFIED MONTHS OF EACH Y EA R , 1907 TO ^928

Date

Apr. 15,1907
.................
Apr 15 1908
.......
Apr 15 1909
.................
Apr. 15,1910
.............. .
Apr 15 1911
...........
Apr 15 1912
Apr. 15,1913
Apr, 15,1914
..............
Apr 15,1915
...........
Apr. 15,1916
................
Apr 15,1917
Apr. 15,1918
..............
Apr 15,1919
___
Apr 15,1920
May 15 1921
Sept 15,1921
Dec 15 1921
Mar 15,1922
June 15, 1922............................




Average
net price

Relative
price

$0.99
.98
.97
.96
.94
.93
.95
.94
.93
.92
.91
.95
1.04
1.09
1.32
1.31
1.30
1.29
1.27

104.2
103.2
102. \
101.1
98.9
97.9
100.0
98.9
97.9
96.8
95.8
100.0
109.5
114.7
138.9
137.9
136.8
135.8
133.7

Date

Sept. 15,1922...........................
Dec. 15,1922.............................
Mar. 15, 1923............................
June 15,1923............................
Sept. 15,1923...........................
Dec. 15, 1923.............................
Mar. 15, 1924............................
June 15, 1924............................
Sept. 15,1924...........................
Dec. 15,1924............................
June 15,1925............................
Dec. 15, 1925............................
June 15, 1926............................
Dec. 15,1926............................
June 15, 1927............................
Dec. 15, 1927.............................
June 15, 1928............................
Dec. 15, 1928.............................

Average
net price
$1.26
1.25
1.25
1.24
1.24
1.25
1.24
1.24
1.24
1.24
1.23
1.23
1.23
1.22
1.22
1.22
1.21
L22

Relative
price
132.6
131.6
131.6
130.5
130.5
131.6
130.5
130.5
130.5
130.5
129.5
129.5
129.5
128.4
128.4
128.4
127.4
128.4

PART IV.—ELECTRICITY
EXPLANATION OF PRICES

Table 19 shows for 51 cities the net rates per kilowatt-hour of
electricity used for household purposes for specified months in 1913
1927, and 1928. For the cities having more than one tariff for domes­
tic consumers the rates are shown for the schedule under which most
of the residences are served.
Several cities have sliding scales based on a variable number of
kilowatt-hours payable at each rate. The number of kilowatt-hours
payable at each rate in these cities is determined for each customer
according to the watts of installation, either in whole or in part, in
the individual home. The number of watts so determined is called
the customer's “ demand.”
In Baltimore the demand is the maximum normal rate of use of
electricity in any half-hour period of time. It may be estimated or
determined by the company from time to time according to the cus­
tomer's normal use of electricity and may equal the total installation
reduced to kilowatts.
In Buffalo the demand consists of two parts—lighting, 25 per cent
of the total installation, but never less than 250 watts; ana power,
per cent of the capacity of any electric range, water heater, or
other appliance of 1,000 watts or over and 25 per cent of the rated
capacity of motors exceeding one-half horsepower but less than 1
horsepower. The installation is determined by inspection of premises.
In Chicago the equivalent in kilowatt-hours to 30 hours' use of
demand has been estimated as follows: For a rated capacity of 475,
to 574 watts, 11 kilowatt-hours; 575 to 674 watts, 12 kilowatt-hours;
675 to 774 watts, 13 kilowatt-hours; and 775 to 874 watts, 14 kilo­
watt-hours. Although the equivalent in kilowatt-hours to 30 hours'
use of demand of from 1 to 1,500 watts is given on the printed tariff,
the equivalent is here shown only for installations of from 475 to 874
watts, the connected load of the average home being as a rule within
this range.
In Cincinnati the demand has been estimated as being 70 per cent
of the connected load, excluding appliances.
In Cleveland Company A determined the demand by inspection
as being 40 per cent of the connected load.
In Houston the demand is estimated as 50 per cent of the con­
nected load, each socket opening being rated at 50 watts.
In New Orleans the demand in 1913 was the full connected load.
In New York the demand for Company C, when not determined
by meter, has been computed at 50 per cent of total installation in
residences, each standard socket being rated at 50 watts and all
other outlets being rated at their actual kilowatt capacity.
In Omaha the demand in 1913 was the full connected load.
In Pittsburgh the demand has been determined by inspection, the
first 10 outlets being rated at 30 watts each, the next 20 outlets at
20 watts each, and each additional outlet at 10 watts. Household
utensils and appliances of not over 660 watts each have been excluded.




209

210

RETAIL PRICES, 1890 TO 1928

In Portland, Oreg., the demand for Company A has been esti­
mated as one-third of the connected lighting load. Ranges, heating
devices, and small power up to a rated capacity of 2 kilowatts are
not included.
For Company B the demand, when not based on actual measure­
ment, has been estimated at one-third of the connected load, no
demand being established at less than 233 watts.
In Springfield, 111., the demand for Company A in December,
1913, was the active load predetermined as follows: 80 per cent of
the first 500 watts of connected load plus 60 per cent of that part
of the connected load in excess of the first 500 watts—minimum
active load, 150 watts.
In Washington, D. C., the demand is determined by inspection and
consists of 100 per cent of the connected load, excluding small fans
and heating and cooking appliances when not permanently connected.
T a b le 19.—N ET PRICE PER KILOWATT-HOUR FOR E L E C T R IC ITY FOR HOUSEHOLD

USE IN DECEM BER, 1913, AN D JUNE AND DECEM BER, 1927 AN D 1928, FOR 51 CITIES

City

Measure of consumption, per month

Atlanta
__
Baltimore________

First 100 kilow att-hours............. ............
First 20 hours’ use of demand 2...................
Next kilowatt-hours up to 800....................
First 100 kilowatt-hours....... ......................
First 2 kilowatt-hours per 100 square feet
of floor area.
Next 70 kilowatt hours....... .......................
Excess________________________________
All current____________________________
First 60 hours’ use of demand 2
..................
_________
Next 120 hours’ use of demand 2
Excess________________________________
First 25 kilowatt-hours_________________
Next 25 kilowatt-hours_________________
First 50 kilowatt-hours......................... ......
Next 50 kilowatt-hours_________________
First 3 kilowatt-hours per room......... ........
Next 3 kilowatt-hours per room_________
Excess___________________________ _____
First 6 kilowatt-hours per room; mini­
mum, 4 rooms.
Next 60 kilowatt-hours_________________
Excess................... ......... ............................
Service charge per room________________

'Birmingham______
Boston___________

Bridgeport________
Buffalo___________
B u t te ___________
Charleston, S. C___
Chicago__________
Cincinnati_______

Cleveland:
Company A c ­ First 80 kilowatt-hours............ ...................
Excess________________________________
company B___ All current_____________________ ____ __
Next 690 kilowatt-hours_______ _
Service charge _____________ __________
Columbus________ First 75 kilowatt-hours.............................
Dallas______ _____ All current___________________________
Denver. ................. First 15 kilowatt-hours.............................
Next 30 kilowatt-hours................................
Excess..........................................................
Detroit___________ First 3 kilowatt-hours per active room;
m in im u m , 3 rooms.
Next 50 kilowatt-hours..............................
Excess............................................. ............
Fall River.............. First 25 kilowatt-hours...................
Next 75 kilowatt-hours................................
Houston................. First 30 hours’ use of demand 2.................
Excess..................................................
Indianapolis______ First 50 kilowatt-hours...................
Next 50 kilowatt-hours................................
Jacksonville............ All current...................................................
Kansas City______ First 5 kilowatt-hours per active room;
minimum, 3 rooms.
Next 5 kilowatt-hours per room.................

De­
cem­
ber,
1913

June,
1927

De­
cem­
ber,
1927

June,
1928

De­
cem­
ber,
1928

Cents
8.1
7.0
4.0
7.7
6 8.5

Cents
8.1
7.0
4.0
7.7
6 8.5

Cents
8.1
7.0
4.0
7.7
6 8.5

Cents
8.1
7.0
4.0
7.7
8.5

810.0
8.0
9 10.0
1 5.0
0
4.0
9 9.5

6.5
5.0
4.0
1.5
8.0
4.0
10.0

6.0
5.0
4.0
1.5
8.0
4.0
10.0

6.0
5.0
4.0
1.5
8.0
4.0
10.0

5.0
3.0
5. 5
5.0
4.0
1.5
8.0
4.0
10.0

98.0
i° 5.0
3.0
98.5

9 8.0
io 5.0
3.0
ii 7.5

7.0
5.0
3.0
ii 7.5

7.0
5.0
3.0
5.0

io 6.7
3.8

i° 6.5
3.5

5.0
3.5

5.0
3.5

i210.0
5.0

1 5.0
3

1 5.0
3

5.0

5.0

3.0

3.0

3.0

3.0

30.0
7.0

30.0
7.0

15 6.0

15 6.0

30.0
7.0
6.0
7.0
6.0
5.0
9.0

30.0
7.0
6.0
7.0
6.0
5.0
9.0

7.2
4.5
6.5
6.0
7.0
7.0

3.6
8.0
5.0
7.2
4.5
6.5
6.0
7.0
7.0

3.6
2.3
8.0
5.0
7.2
4.5
6.5
6.0
7.0
7.0

5.0
2.5

5.0
2.5

5.0
2.5

Cents
i 7.0
38.5
« 8.5
* 10.0

9.0
7.0
5.0
1.5
79.5

« 8.0

5.0
5 7.0
is 10.0
«8.0
1612. 6

7.0
6.0
5.0
9.0

4.5
For footnotes see end of table,




7.0
2 9.9
i

3.6
8.5
i87.5
7.2
4.5
6.5
6.0
7.0
7.5
5.0
2.5

3.6
1 9.5
7
1912.4
7.0
2 7.5
0

7.0
6.0
5.0
9.0
3.6
8.5
1 7.5
8

3.0
10.0

P R IC E

211

C H A N G E S OF E L E C T R IC IT Y

T a b le 19.—N ET PRICE PER KILOWATT-HOUR FOR E LE C T R IC ITY FOR HOUSEHOLD

USE IN D E CEM BER, 1913, A N D JUNE AN D DE C E M B E R , 1927 A ND 1928, FOR 51 CITIES—
Continued

City

Little Rock.
Los Angeles.
Louisville--.
Manchester.

M emphis...

De­
cem­
ber,
1913

June,
1927

De­
cem­
ber,
1927

June,
1928

De­
cem­
ber,
1928

Cents
«13.5
?5.5
7.6
*11.4

Cents
10.0
75.6
7.6
8 12.0

Cents
10.0
5.0
7.6
8 12.0

Cents
10.0
5.0
7.6
11.0

Cents
10.0
5.0
7.6
11.0

2 6.0
2

2 6.0
2

7.0

7.0

2
’3
’Il.T

8.0
5.0
6.7

8.0
5.0
6.7

8.0
5.0
6.7

8.0
5.0
6.7

2*4.8
3.8
8.6

2.9
9.5

2.9
9.5

2.9
9.5

2.9
1.9
8.6

7.1
9.0
9.0
2 8.0
»
6.5
9.1
7.8
25.0

7.1
9.0
9.0
8.0
6.0
9.1
7.8
25.0

7.1
9.0
9.0
8.0
6.0
9.1
7.8
25.0

7.1
9.0
9.0
8.0
5.5
9.1
7.8
25.0

7.3
9.5
7.3
8.5
5.5

7.3
9.5
7.3
8.5
5.5

7.3
9.5
7.3
8.5
5.5

7.0
9.5
7.0
8.5
5.5

9.0

9.0

9.0

9.0

6.0

6.0

6.0

6.0

First 12 kilowatt-hours................................ *10.0
Next 36 kilowatt-hours................................
’Io
First 20 kilowatt-hours................................ is fo
Next 30 kilowatt-hours................................
First 10 kilowatt-hours................................ *10.0
Next 20 kilowatt-hours................................
~9.~6
First 3 rooms, 15 kilowatt-hours; 4 rooms, "~5
18 kilowatt-hours; 5 rooms, 21 kilowatthours; 6 rooms, 24 kilowatt-hours; 7
rooms, 27 kilowatt-hours; 8 rooms, 30
kilowatt-hours.
Next 3 rooms, 35 kilowatt-hours; 4 rooms,
42 kilowatt-hours; 5 rooms, 49 kilowatthours; 6 rooms, 56 kilowatt-hours; 7
rooms, 6 3 -k ilo w a t t-h o u r s ; 8 rooms,
70 kilowatt-hours.

8.0
7.0
9.0
8.0
»8.0
2 5.5
9
*8.0

8.0
7.0
9.0
8.0
98.0
2 5.5
9
1 8.0
1

8.0
7.0
9.0
8.0
8.0
5.5
H8.0

8.0
7.0
9.0
8.0
8.0
5.5
8.0

3 5.0
0

3 5.0
0

5.0

7.6
3 6.7
0

7.6
6.7

7.6
6.7

7.6
6.7

7.6
6.7

315.7
3 9,0
2
3 7.0
3

2.9
7.3
6.7

2.9
7.3
6,7

2.9
7.3
6.7

2.9
7.3
&7

2 4.0
5
10.0

2.9
6.8
50.0
8.5
&Q

2,9
6.5
50.0
8.5
8,0

2.9
6.5
50.0
8.5
8.0

2.9
6.5
50.0
8.5
8.Q

Measure of consumption, per month

First 200 kilowatt-hours..............................
First 50 kilowatt-hours................................
1 to 149 kilowatt-hours................................
First step: 3 rooms, 15 kilowatt-hours;
4 rooms, 18 kilowatt-hours; 5 rooms,
21 kilowatt-hours; 6 rooms, 24 kilowatthours; 7 rooms, 27 kilowatt-hours; 8
rooms, 30 kilowatt-hours.
Next step: Number of kilowatt-hours
equal to the first step.
First 6 kilowatt-hours per room.................

Milwaukee.

First 9 kilowatt-hours for each of the first
6 active rooms and the first 7 kilowatthours for each active room in addition
to the first 6.
Next kilowatt-hours up to 300....................

Minneapolis _

First 3 kilowatt-hours per active room;
m in im u m , 2 rooms.
Next 3 kilowatt-hours per active room......
First 50 kilowatt-hours...............................
First 20 kilowatt-hours...............................
Next 30 kilowatt-hours...............................
All current.............................. - ...................
First 20 kilowatt-hours_________ ______
Next 30 kilowatt-hours....... ......................
Service charge............................................

Mobile—
NewarkNew H a v e n New Orleans..
New York:
Company A
Company B
Company C.
Norfolk..............
Omaha...............
Peoria................

Philadelphia:
Company A_.
Company B_.
Pittsburgh..........
Portland, M e-----

Portland, Oreg.:
Company A -

First 1,000 kilowatt-hours...........................
All current...................................................
First 60 hours’ use of demand 2
..................
First 100 kilowatt-hours..............................
All current...................................................
Excess..........................................................
First 5 kilowatt-hours for each of the first
2 rooms, and 4 kilowatt-hours for each
additional active room.
Second 5 kilowatt-hours for each of the
first 2 rooms, and 4 kilowatt-hours for
each additional active room.

First 9 kilowatt-hours.................................
Next kilowatt-hours in excess of the first
9 kilowatt-hours until 100 use of demand
has been reached.2
Next 50 kilowatt-hours.............................. .
Company B „ . . First 13 kilowatt-hours.............................. .
Next kilowatt-hours: For an installation
of 600 watts or less 7 kilowatt-hours will
apply. For each 30 watts of installation
in excess of 600 watts 1 additional kilowatt-hour will apply.
Next 50 kilowatt-hours...............................
Providence..
All current...................................................
Service charge..............................................
First 100 kilowatt-hours................. ............
Riehmond.
Rochester_.
All current..................................— — _—
For footnotes see end of table,




*10.0

2 5.7
5
7.0

13 10.0

9.0
U3.0
2 6.0
*

.

2 10 0
7

9.5
11.0

9.0
•11.4
5.7
2 9,9
8

9.0
8.0

212

R E T A I L P R IC E S ,

1890

TO

1928

T a b le 19.—N E T PRICE PER KILOW ATT-HOUR FOR E L E C T R IC ITY FOR HOUSEHOLD

USE IN DEC E M B E R , 1913, A N D JUNE A N D DE C E M B E R , 1927 AND 1928, FOR 51 CITIES—
Continued

City

Measure of consumption, per month

Decem1913

Cents
St. Louis:
Company A . „ . First 9 kilowatt-hours per active room......
2*9.5
Excess..........................................................
5.7
Company B___. First 4 rooms or less, 18 kilowatt-hours;
8 9.0
4
5 or 6 rooms, 27 kilowatt-hours; 7 or 8
rooms, 36 kilowatt-hours.
Excess..........................................................
5.7
First 3 kilowatt-hours per room................. 1 9.9
St. Paul..
1
Next 3 kilowatt-hours per room.................
Excess..........................................................
6.6
Salt Lake C ity .... First 250 kilowatt-hours..............................
9.0
San Francisco:
Company A __ First 200 kilowatt-hours..
7 7.0
Next 800 kilowatt-hours..
Service charge..................
Company B— First 200 kilowatt-hours..
*7.0
Next 800 kilowatt-hours..
Service charge..................
Savannah..
First 100 kilowatt-hours..
m 12.0
Excess............................. .
6.0
Scranton................. First 150 kilowatt-hours..
5 9.0
Seattle:
Company A .... First 40 kilowatt-hours...
W6.0
Next 200 kilowatt-hours..
2 4.0
5
Company B _„. First 40 kilowatt hours...
3 6.0
7
Next 200 kilowatt-hours..
2 4.0
5
Springfield, HI.:
Company A — . First 30 kilowatt-hours.................
•10.0
Next 70 kilowatt-hours.................
1 7.0
0
Company B __ First 30 kilowatt-hours.................
Next 70 kilowatt-hours......... .......
Washington, D . C_ First 120 hours’ use of demand 2_.
10.0

June,
1927

Decem1927

June,
1928

De­
cem­
ber,
1928

Cents
6.7
2.4
6.7

Cents
6.7
2.4
6.7

Cents
6.7
2.4
6.7

Cents
6.7
2.4
6.7

2.4
9.5
7.1
2.9
8.1

2.4
9.5
7.1
2.9
8.1

2.4
9.5
7.1
2.9
8.1

2.4
&6
7.1
2.9
8.1

1 9.0
4
8 6.0
8

8 5.0
8 2.5
6

M9.0
8
«6.0

"

5.0
4.0
40.0
5.0
4.0
40.0
9.0

9.0

9.0

5.0
4.0
40.0
5.0
4.0
40.0
9.0

10.0

10.0

10.0

9.0

5.5
2.0
5.5

5.5
2.0
5.5

5.5
2.0
5.5
2.0

5.5
2.0
5.5
2.0

6.0
3.0
6.0
3.0
6.3

3.0
6.0
3.0
6.3

6.0

6.0
3.0
6.0
3.0
5.9

6.0
3.0
6.0
3.0
5.9

2.0

1 9.0
4
6.0

2.0

1 First 150 kilowatt-hours.
2 For determination of demand, see explanation of prices.
8 First 50 kilowatt-hours.
* The gross rate is 10 cents per kilowatt-hour, with discounts of 10 per cent for a monthly consumption
of 1 to 25 kilowatt-hours and 15 per cent for a monthly consumption of 25 to 150 kilowatt-hours. The aver­
age family used 25 or more kilowatt-hours per month.
* All current.
* First 1,000 kilowatt-hours.
> First 100 kilowatt-hours.
* First 25 kilowatt-hours.
* First 30 hours’ use of demand. For determination of demand, see explanation of prices.
i° Next 30 hours’ use of demand. For determination of demand, see explanation of prices.
« First 30 kilowatt-hours.
i2 First 36 hours’ use of demand. For determination of demand, see explanation of prices.
m First 500 kilowatt-hours.
« First 10 kilowatt-hours.
m First 800 kilowatt-hours.
m First 2 kilowatt-hours per active room.
> First 200 kilowatt-hours,
7
i* Next 975 kilowatt-hours.
I®First 2 kilowatt-hours per 16 candlepower of installation.
so All current. This rate applies to a 5-year contract, with a minimum charge of $1 per month. For a
1-year contract the rates per kilowatt-hour are 10 cents without a minimum charge, or 9% cents with a
minimum of $1 per month.
2 First 3 kilowatt-hours per active room; minimum, 3 rooms.
1
2 Next 50 kilowatt-hours.
2
2 First 4 kilowatt-hours for each of the first 4 active rooms and the first 2H kilowatt-hours for each addi­
8
tional active room.
2 Additional energy up to 100 kilowatt-hours.
4
“ Excess.
2 Next 480 kilowatt-hours.
6
2 First 250 kilowatt-hours.
7
281 to 200 kilowatt-hours.
2 Next 60 hours’ use of demand. For determination of demand, see explanation of prices.
9
8 Next 70 kilowatt-hours.
0
8 Next 100 kilowatt-hours.
1
8 First 6 per cent of demand. For determination of demand, see explanation of prices.
2
8 Next 6 per cent of demand. For determination of demand, see explanation of prices.
8
8 For a house of 6 rooms or less, 15 kilowatt-hours; for a house of 7 or 8 rooms, 20 kilowatt-hours.
4
8 Next 40 kilowatt-hours,
8
w Next 125 kilowatt-hours.
8 First 60 kilowatt-hours,
7




APPENDIXES
APPENDIX A.— PURCHASING POWER OF UNION WAGES AS
MEASURED IN FOOD, 1907 TO 1928

Because of the popular interest in real wages, or the purchasing
power of the wage, the two following tables, which present union
rates of wages in relation to the retail price of food, are shown. This
is of interest because food constitutes by far the largest single item
of the average family expenditure. The figures for food represent
the cost of all articles, weighted according to the average family
consumption of each article. Prices from 51 cities are included in
the index number for food since 1920. Union wages and retail prices
of food were secured from 48 identical cities for the years 1918 to
1928, inclusive. The figures given are index numbers which show the
percentage changes as compared with 1913.
T a b l e I .— I N D E X N U M B E R S O F U N I O N W A G E R A T E S A N D H O U R S O F L A B O R A N D
O F R E T A I L P R IC E S O F F O O D , 1907 T O 1928
[1913= 100.0]

Year

1907.................................
1908...............................
1909.................................
1910.................................
1911.................................
1912.................................
1913................................
1914................................
1915................................
1916.................................
1917.................................
1918__.............................
1919.............................
1920...............................
1921...............................
1922.................................
1923...............................
1924.................................
1925.................................
1926.................................
1927.................................
1928.................................

Rates of
wages per
hour

89.7
91.0
91.9
94.4
96.0
97.6
100.0
101.9
102.8
107.2
114.2
132.7
154.5
199.0
205.3
193.1
210.6
228.1
237.9
250.3
259.5
260.6

Full-time
hours per
week

102.6
102.1
101.9
101.1
100.7
100.3
100.0
99.6
99.4
98.8
98.4
97.0
94.7
93.8
93.9
94.4
94.3
93.9
93.0
92.8
92.4
91.9

Rates of
wages per
week, full
time

91.5
92.5
93.3
95.2
96.5
97.7
100.0
101.6
102.3
106.2
112.4
129.6
147.8
188.5
193.3
183.0
198.6
214.3
222.3
233.4
240.8
240.6

Retail
prices of
food

82.0
84.3
88.7
93.0
92.0
97.6
100.0
102.4
101.3
113.7
146.4
168.3
185.9
203.4
153.3
141.6
146.2
145.9
157.4
160.6
155.4
154.3

As shown in Table I, the number of full-time hours per week in
1928 had decreased over 8 per cent since 1913 and over 10 per cent
since 1907. Rates of wages per hour had increased over 160 per
cent since 1913 and almost 191 per cent since 1907. Rates of wages
per week show an increase of almost 141 per cent since 1913 and of
163 per cent since 1907. The retail price of food had increased over
54 per cent since 1913 and over 88 per cent since 1907,




213

214
T a b le

R E T A IL P R IC E S ,
II.— IN D E X

1 8 9 0 TO

192 8

NUM BERS OF PURCHASING POWER OF UNION
M EASURED IN FOOD, 1907 TO 1928

WAGES

AS

[1913=100.0]
P u r c h a s in g p o w e r
(measured by retail
prices of food)—
Year

Year
Of rates of
wages per
hour

1907.
1908.
1909.
1910.
1911.
1912.
1913.
1914.
1915.
1916.
1917.

P u r c h a s in g p o w e r
(measured by retail
prices of food)—

109.4
107.9
103.6

101.6

104.4
100.0

100.0

99.6
101.5
94.2
78.0

Of rates of
wages per
c, full
time

111.6

109.7
105.2
102.4
104.9
100.2

100.0
99.3

101.0

93.4
76.8

Of rates of
wages per
hour

1918.
1919.
1920.
1921.
1922.
1923.
1924.
1925.
1926.
1927.
1928.

78.8
83.1
97.8
134.0
136.4
144.0
156.4
151.1
155.9
167.0
168.9

Of rates of
wages per
week, full
time
77.0
79.5
92.7
126.2
129.2
135.8
146.9
141.2
145.3
155.0
155.9

Table II shows that an hour’s wage in 1928 purchased 169 per cent
as much food as in 1913 and a week’s wage 156 per cent as much.
In 1927 an hour’s wage purchased 167 per cent and a week’s wage
155 per cent as much food as in 1913. An hour’s wage in 1927
purchased over 154 per cent as much food as it did in 1907 and a
week’s wage nearly 140 per cent as much. The figures in Table II
are based on the index number shown in Table I.
APPENDIX B.— COMPARISON OP RETAIL PRICE CHANGES IN THE
UNITED STATES AND IN FOREIGN COUNTRIES, 1924 TO 1928

The principal index numbers of retail prices published by foreign
countries have been brought together with those of this bureau
in the subjoined table after having been reduced in most cases to a
common base—namely, prices for July, 1914, equal 100. This base
was selected instead of the average for the year 1913, which is used
in other tables of index numbers compiled by the bureau, because
of the fact that in numerous instances satisfactory information for
1913 was not available. Some of the countries shown in the table
now publish index numbers of retail prices on the July, 1914, base.
In such cases, therefore, the index numbers are reproduced as pub­
lished. For other countries the index numbers here shown have been
obtained by dividing the index for each month specified in the table
by the index for July, 1914, or the nearest period thereto as published
in the original sources. As stated in the table, the number of articles
included in the index numbers for the different countries differs widely.
These results, which are designed merely to show price trends and not
actual differences in the several countries, should not, therefore, be
considered as closely comparable with one another. In certain
instances, also, the figures are not absolutely comparable from
month to month over the entire period, owing to slight changes in the
list of commodities and the localities included on successive dates.




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A P P E N D IX E S

TABLE HI.—IN D E X N UM BERS OF R E TA IL PRICES IN THE UNITED STATES A N D IN

FOREIGN COUNTRIES, 1924 TO 1928, B Y MONTHS

Country...

Canada

29 foods

Finland

France
(except
Paris)

100

21

320

29 foods

Foods

36 foods

13 (11
foods)

Czecho­
Belgium slovakia

Number of
localities..
Commodi­
ties in­ 43 foods
cluded__

Den­
mark

Entire
country

United
States

56 (foods,
etc.)

France
(Paris)

71
13 (11
foods)

Govern­
Ministry
ment
Central
C om p u t­ Bureau Depart­ of Indus­ Office of
ing agen­ of Labor ment of try and Statistics Statis­ Bureau of Ministry Ministry
tical De­ Statistics of Labor of Labor
Statistics Labor
cy...........
Labor
partment
Base=100— July,1914 July,1914

April,
1914

Foods

Federal
Statis­
tical
Bureau

October,
July,1914 July,1914 January- August, July,1914
1913June,1914
1914
July, 1914

1924
Jan------Apr____
July.......
Oct.........

146
138
140
145

145
137
134
139

480

836

194
200

513

837
877

1035
1052
1156

1925
Jan.........
Feb____
Mar.......
Apr____
May___
June.......
July.......
Aug........
Sept.......
Oct.........
Nov____
Dec........

151
148
148
148
148
152
156
157
156
158
164
162

145
147
145
142
141
141
141
146
146
147
151
156

521
517
511
506
502
505
509
517
525
533
534
534

911
904
901
894
914
916
894
884
875

215

1130

1926
Jan.........
Feb____
Mar.......
Apr____
May___
June___
July____
Aug.......
Sept.......
Oct........
Nov____
Dec____

161
158
156
159
158
156
154
152
155
157
158
158

157
155
154
153
152
149
149
150
147
147
148
151

527
526
521
529
558
579
637
681
684
705
730
741

854
845
832
832
837
861
876
878
878

1927
Jan.........
Feb........
Mar.......
Apr____
May___
June___
July.......
Aug.......
Sept.......
Oct........
Nov.......
Dec____

156
153
150
150
152
155
150
149
151
153
153
153

153
151
149
146
145
146
147
147
146
148
149
151

755
770
771
774
776
785
790
787
794
804
809
812

914
914
915
923

156

962
919
910
907
905
913

153

1928
Jan.........
Feb____
Mar.......
Apr____
May___
June......
July____
Aug.......
Sept____
Oct........
Nov.......
Dec____

152
148
148
149
150
149
150
151
154
153
154
152

151
149
147
146
146
145
146
149
150
152
152
152

813
811
806
807
805
811
811
819
825
834
845

913
910
901
905
908
928
943
943
928
907
900
905

152




Germany

1120

1152
1137
1097

1101
210

440
"433’

1145
1222

1187
1165
1164
1138
177

376

1090
1106

”451'
'471

"503'

1100

1085
1078
1090
1105
1153
1137
1126
1114

888

902
912

523
" gio
"647

127
123
126
134

408
410
415
409
418
422
421
423
431
433
444
463

137
145
146
144
141
146
154
154
153
151
147
146

480
495
497
503
522
544
574
587
590
624

143
142
141
142
142
143
145
146
145
145
148
150

1110

152

152

152
153
146

1092
1095
1086
1069
1058
1072
1102
1159
1146
1156
1175
1171
1126
1112
1123
1119
1113
1126
1155
1191
1174
1183
1194
1186

"586

557
539
532
520
500
523

151
152
151
150
151
153
157
150
151
152
152
153

522
524
532
546
557
547
540
544
566
585
596

152
151
151
151
151
152
154
156
153
152
152
153

585
581

” 572
"553

522
530

562

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T a b le

R E T A I L P R IC E S ,

1 890 TO 1928

in.— D E X
IN

N UM BERS OF R E TA IL PRICES IN THE U N ITED STATES AN D IN
FOREIGN COUNTRIES, 1924 TO 1928, BY MONTHS—Continued
Nether­ Norway Sweden Switzer­ United
King­
land
lands
dom

Country..

Italy

Number of
localities.

86

6

31

49

33

Commodi­
ties in­
cluded-.

20 foods
and
char­
coal

29(27
foods)

Foods

50(43
foods, 7
fuel and
light)

Foods

Ministry
C om put­ of Na­
tional
ing
agency— Econo­
my
Base* 100-

1913

Central Central
Bureau Bureau
of Sta­ of Sta­
tistics
tistics
JanuaryJune,
1914

July,
1914

Social
Board

July,
1914

630

South
Africa

India
(Bom­
bay)

Aus­
tralia

New
Zealand

9

1

30

25

21 foods 24 foods 17 foods

46 foods
and
59 foods
groceries

Bureau
Office
Labor Ministry of Cen­ Labor of Cen­
Office of Labor sus and Office sus and
Statis­ (revised) Statis­
(revised)
tics
tics
July,
1914

July,
1914

1914

July,
1914

July,
1914

Census
and
Statis­
tics
Office
July,
1914

1924
Jan...........
Apr...........
July..........
Oct...........

527
527
538
556

150
152
150
154

230
240
248
264

163
159
159
172

173
169
170
174

175
167
162
172

120
122
117
120

154
143
151
156

155
150
148
146

150
150
148
145

1925
Jan...........
Feb..........
Mar..........
Apr...........
M ay.........
June.........
July..........
Aug..........
Sept.........
Oct...........
Nov..........
Dec...........

609
609
610
606
600
602
605
619
642
645
652
653

156
157
157
155
154
152
152
152
152
149
149
148

277
283
284
276
265
261
260
254
241
228
223
221

170
170
171
170
169
169
169
170
168
166
165
164

172
172
171
169
168
169
169
169
170
168
168
167

178
176
176
170
167
166
167
168
170
172
172
174

120
120
121
124
123
122
120
119
118
119
117
116

152
152
155
153
151
149
152
147
146
148
149
151

148
149
151
152
154
155
156
156
156
157
156
155

147
146
149
149
150
149
151
152
153
155
156
154

1926
Jan...........
Feb...........
Mar..........
Apr...........
M ay.........
June.........
July..........
Aug..........
Sept.........
Oct...........
Nov-------Dec...........

658
649
636
633
643
647
645
648
656
662
655
641

148
147
147
146
146
146
146
147
149
148
148
146

216
212
205
198
195
194
198
196
193
191
186
184

162
160
159
158
157
157
156
156
157
157
158
157

165
163
161
161
159
159
159
157
158
160
159
159

171
168
165
159
158
158
161
161
162
163
169
169

116
117
118
119
119
118
117
117
117
120
119
117

151
150
151
150
150
152
155
153
152
153
152
154

155
154
159
163
163
162
159
157
155
153
155
158

154
153
152
151
151
151
149
150
148
147
146
149

1927
Jan...........
Feb...........
Mar..........
Apr...........
M ay.........
June.........
July..........
Aug..........
Sept.........
Oct...........
Nov..........
Dec...........

629
615
610
606
599
558
540
532
525
530
534
534

147
146
146
145
145
145
144
143
143
146
148
148

180
177
173
169
169
172
175
175
174
173
171
171

156
153
151
151
150
151
151
152
156
155
155
154

158
157
156
156
156
157
157
157
159
159
161
160

167
164
162
155
154
154
159
156
157
161
163
163

116
117
118
119
121
120
119
118
117
119
119
119

155
152
152
151
150
151
154
155
151
148
147
149

158
153
151
151
152
153
152
155
157
159
157
155

148
146
146
145
145
144
144
143
143
143
144
146

1928
Jan...........
Feb...........
Mar..........
Apr..........
M ay....... .
June.........
July..........
Aug..........
Sept.........
Oct...........
Nov..........
Dec...........

531
529
522
522
529
533
516
520
526
536
555
564

148
149
150
150
150
150
150
150
148
148
148
148

170
170
171
171
172
171
173
170
164
163
161
161

153
153
154
154
155
157
157
156
155
153
152
151

159
158
157
156
156
156
157
156
157
158
158
158

162
159
155
155
154
156
157
156
156
157
159
160

119
118
118
119
120
118
116
115
115
115
115
115

151
146
142
140
144
142
143
142
141
142
144
145

154
152
153
154
154
154
152
150
150
150
150
152

147
145
145
144
146
147
147
147
147
149
150
152




INDEX
A
Page
Anthracite coal, retail prices of............................................................................................................. 195-206
Articles of food. (See Food.)
Atlanta, Ga., retail prices in................................................................................ 30,54,55,156,198,199,206,210
Australia, retail prices of food in...............................................................................................................
216
Average retail prices. (See Food; Coal; Gas.)
B
Bacon, retail prices of......................................................................................................... 2,4,21,33,35,54-194
Baltimore, M d., retail prices in........................ ................................................ 30,56,57,157,198,199,206,210
Bananas, retail prices of........................................................................................................... 26,52,53,54-155
Beans, baked, retail prices of.......................................................... ......................................... 25,52,53,54-155
Beans, navy, retail prices of..................................................................................................... 24,50,51,54-155
Beef, fresh, retail prices of............................................................................................. 2,4,14-21,32,34,54-194
Belgium, retail prices of food, etc., in........................................... ......... .................................................
215
Birmingham, Ala., retail prices in................................................ .................... 30,58,59,158,198,199,206,210
Bituminous coal, retail prices o f............................................................................................... .......... 195-205
Boston, Mass., retail prices in............................................................................. 30,60,61,159,198,199,206,210
Bread, retail prices of.................................. . ..................................................................... 2,4,23,42,44,54-194
Bridgeport, Conn., retail prices in........................................................................... 62,63,198,199, JJ06,208,210
Buffalo, N. Y ., retail prices in............................................................................. 30,64,65,160,198,i99,206;210
Butte, Mont., retail prices in.......................................................................................... 66,67,198,199,206,2io
Butter, retail prices o f........................................................................................................ 2,4,22,42,44,54-194
C
Cabbage, retail prices of........................................................................................................... 25,52,53,54-155
Canada, retail prices of food in.................................................................................................................
215
Cereal, wheat, retail prices of.................................... ............................................................... 24,52,53,54-155
Charleston, S. C r e ta il prices in.................... ................... .............................. 30,68,69,161,198,199,206,210
Cheese, retail prices o f............................................ ......................................................... 2,4,23,42,44,54^194
Chicago, 111., retail prices in......................................................................... ...... 30,70,71,162,198,199,206,210
Chuck roast, retail prices of............................................. ...................................................... 2,4,32,34,54-194
Cincinnati, Ohio, retail prices in........................................................................ 30,72,73,163,198,199,208,210
Cities included in investigation of retail prices........................................................................................
11
Cleveland, Ohio, retail prices in................................................................... 30,74,75,164,198,199,206,208,210
Coal, retail prices o f............................................................................................................................... 195-205
Coffee, retail prices of......................................................................................................... 2,4,26,43,45,54-194
Columbus, Ohio, retail prices in..................................................................................... 76,77,198,199,206,210
13
Consumption, annual, of food per family................................................................................................
Corn, canned, retail prices of.................................................................................................... 25,52,53,54-155
Com flakes, retail prices of....................................................................................................... 24,52,53,54-155
Com meal, retail prices of.................................................................................................. 2,4,24,43,45,54-194
Czechoslovakia, retail prices of food, etc., in............................................................................................ 215
D
Dallas, Tex., retail prices in................................................................................ 30,78,79,165,198,199,208,210
Denmark, retail prices of food in..............................................................................................................
215
Denver, Colo., retail prices in...................................................................... 30,80,81,166,200,201,206,208,210
Detroit, Mich., retail prices in............................................................................ 30,82,83,167,200,201,206,210
E
Eggs, storage, retail prices of.................................................................................................... 23,33,35,54-155
Eggs, strictly fresh, retail prices of.................................................................................... 2,4,23,33,35,54-194
Electricity, net prices of, for household use.......................................................................................... 209-212
England. (See United Kingdom.)




217

218
Fall River, Mass , retail prices in................
Finland, retail prices of food in....................
Flour, wheat, retail prices of........................
Food, annual consumption of, per family...
Food, purchasing power of union wages
Food, retail prices of.
France, retail prices of food, etc., i n .. .

IN D E X

in.......

Gas, net prices of, for household use....... .
Germany, retail prices of food in ..............
Great Britain. (See United Kingdom.)

Page
. 30,84,85,168,200,201,206,210
.....................................
215
. . . 2,4,23,42,44,54-194
...........................
13
213,214
1-194
215
....... 206-208
215

H
Ham, sliced, retail prices of___
Hens, retail prices of................ .
Houston, Tex., retail prices in..

. 2,4,21,33,35,54-194
2,4,22,33,35,54-194
. 86,87,200,201,206,208,210

Index numbers of retail food prices, by years and months............. ...... ............................................ 2,4,5,10
Index numbers of retail food prices, how computed......................... ...................... .............................. 12,13
India, (Bombay), retail prices of food in.............................. ...................................................................
216
Indianapolis, Ind., retail prices in........................................ ............................ 30,88,89,169,200,201,206,210
216
Italy, retail prices of food in....................................................... ..............................................................
J
Jacksonville, Fla., retail prices in............................ ......................... ................ 30,90,91,170,200,201,206,210
K
Kansas City, M o., retail prices in..................................................................... 30,92,93,171,200,201,208,210
Lamb, retail prices of................................................................................................................ 21,33,35,54-194
Lard, retail prices of........................................................................................................... 2,4,23,33,35,54-194
Lard substitute, vegetable, retail prices o f.............................................................................. 23,52,53,54-155
Little Rock, Ark., retail prices in.......................... ........... ......... ....................... 30,94,95,172,200,201,208,211
Los Angeles, Calif., retail prices in...................................................... ........... 30,96,97,173,200,201,208,211
Louisville, Ky., retail prices in......................................................................... 30,98,99,174,200,201,208,211
M
Macaroni, retail prices of........................................................ - ................................................ 24,52,53,54-155
Manchester, N. H., retail prices in............................................. ............... 30,100,101,175,200,201,206,211
Meat, methods of cutting.........................................................................................................................14-21
Meats, retail prices of.......................................—....................................- ........... . - 2,4,10,14-21,32-35,54-194
Memphis, Tenn., retail prices in ....... ........................................................... 31,102,103,176,200,201,206,211
Milk, evaporated, retail prices o f.......................... ...................................... ........... ............... 22,52,53,54-155
Milk, fresh, retail prices of.................................................... ................. ......................... 2,4,22,42,44,54-194
Milwaukee, Wis., retail prices in.......... ......................................................... 31,104,105,177,200,201,206,211
Minneapolis, Minn., retail prices in .I........................................................... 31,106,107,178,200,201,206,211
Mobile, Ala., retail prices in.......................... ............................ ..................... ......... 108,109,202,203,206,211
N
Netherlands, retail prices of food, etc., in............ ................................... ................................................ 216
Newark, N . J., retail prices in......................................................................... 31,110, 111, 179,202,203,206,211
New Haven, Conn., retail prices in..................... .......... .............................. 31,112,113,180,202,203,206,211
New Orleans, La., retail prices in ...................................................... 31,114,115,181,202,203,206,208,211
New York, N . Y ., retail prices in .................................................... ............... 31,116,117,182,202,203,206,216
New Zealand, retail prices of food in.....................................................— ...........................................
211
Norfolk, Va., retail prices in............................. ......................... ...................... ........ 118,119,202,203,206,211
Norway, retail prices of food in.......................... .................................... ...............................................
216
O
Oats, rolled, retail prices of..................................................... ................................................. 24,52,53,54-155
Oleomargarine, retail prices of........................ ........................................................................ 22,52,53,54^155
Omaha, Nebr., retail prices in....................................................................... 31,120,121,183,202,203,206,211
Onions, retail prices of.............................................................................................................. 25,50,51,54-155
Qranges, retail prices of...................................................... ........................ ............................ 26,52,53,54-155




IN D E X

219

P
Page
Peas, canned, retail prices of..................................................................................................... 25,52,53,54-155
Peoria, 111., retail prices in................................................ ........................................... 122,123,202,203,206,211
Philadelphia, Pa., retail prices in.................. ................................................. 31,124,125,184,202,203,206,211
Pittsburgh, Pa., retail prices in............................... .............. .................. 31,126,127,185,202,203,206, 208,211
Plate beef, retail prices of...... .................................................................................................. 2,4,32,34,54-194
Pork chops, retail prices of........................—................................ .................................... 2,4,21,32,34,54-194
Portland, Me., retail prices in...............„ _................................................................. 128,129,202,203,206,211
Portland, Oreg., retail prices in........................ ......... .................................... 31,130,131,186,202,203,206,211
Potatoes, retail prices of................................................................ .................................... 2,4,24,43,45,54-194
Prices, retail, explanation of—................. ...................... .............. ..............._............................ 27,195,206,209
Prices, retail, how obtained............................................. ........................................................................
11
Prices, retail, in 1928..................................... ............................................................................................
1,2
Prices, retail, of specified articles......... ........................ ................................................................. _ 2,4,32-210
Providence, R. I., retail prices in ...____________ ______________________ 31,132,133,187,202,203,206,211
Prunes, retail prices of.............................................................................................................. 26,50,51,54-155
Q
Quotations of retail prices, how obtained................................................................................................

11

R
Raisins, retail prices of.................... ........... ............................................ ............................... 26,50,51,54-155
Retail prices, how obtained................... ....................... ...................... ....................................................
11
Rib roast, retail prices of......................... ............................. ......... ....................................... 2,4,32,34,54-194
Rice, retail prices o f........ ............ ............ ....................... ................................................. 2,4,24,43,45,54^-194
Richmond, Va., retail prices in ...----------- -------------- --------------------- -------- 31,134,135,188,202,203,206,211
Rochester, N . Y ., retail prices in____________________ ________________________ 136,137,204,205,206,211
Rolled oats, retail prices of.....................*
............................................ .................................... 24,52,53,54-155
Round steak, retail prices of_............................................... ................................................... 2,4,32,34,54-194
S
St. Louis, Mo., retail prices in....................................................................... 31,138,139,189,204,205,206,212
St. Paul, Minn., retail prices in .................................................................................. 140,141,204,205,206,212
Salmon, canned, retail prices of............................. ................................................................. 22,50,51,54-155
Salt Lake City, Utah, retail prices in......................................................... 31,142,143,190,204,205,206,212
San Francisco, Calif., retail prices in ............................................................. 31,144,145,191,204,205,206,212
Savannah, Ga., retail prices in .................................. .................... ........................ . 146,147,204,205,206,212
Scranton, Pa., retail prices in _______________ ____________ _____________ 31,148,149,192,204,205,206,212
Seattle, Wash., retail prices in.......... .............................................................. 31,150,151,193,204,205,206,212
Sirloin steak, retail prices o f.......... ................................ ...................... ............... ............... 2,4,32,34,54-194
Sources of price Quotations.......................................................................... ........... .............................. 11
South Africa, retail prices of food in ................................ ............... ........................................................ 216
Springfield, HI., retail prices in................................. ................................................. 152,153,204,205,206,212
Sugar, retail prices of..............................................- .................. - .................................... . 2,4,26,43,45,54-194
Sweden, retail prices of food, etc., in.............................. ..........................................................................
216
Switzerland, retail prices of food in...........................................................................................................
216
T
Tea, retail prices of................. —......................................................................................... 2,4,26,43,45,54-194
Tomatoes, canned, retail prices o f .—....................................................................................... 25,52,53,54-155
U
United Kingdom, retail prices of food in................................................................................................... 216
United States, comparison of retail prices with foreign countries........................................................214-216
W
Wages, union, purchasing power of, measured in food........................................................................ 213,214
Washington, D. C., retail prices in...................... ............................. ............. 31,154,155,194,204,205,206,212
Weights used in computing index numbers of retail food prices.............................................................
13
Wheat cereal, retail prices of..................................................................................................... 24,52,53,54-155







UST OF BULLETINS OF THE BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS
The following is a list of bulletins of the Bureau of Labor Statistics published since July
1912, except that in the case of bulletins giving the results of periodic surveys of the bureau
only the latest bulletin on any one subject is here listed.
A complete list of the reports and bulletins issued prior to July, 1912, as well as the bulletins
published since that date, will be furnished on application. Bulletins marked thus ( ) are
♦
Out of print.
Conciliation and Arbitration (including strikes and lockouts).
♦No. 124. Conciliation and arbitration in the building trades of Greater New York. [1913.]
*No. 133. Report of the industrial council of the British Board of Trade on its inquiry into Industrial
agreements. [1913.]
No. 139. Michigan copper district strike. [1914.]
No. 144. Industrial court of the cloak, suit, and skirt industry of New York City. [1914.]
No. 145. Conciliation, arbitration, and sanitation in the dress and waist industry of New York City,
[1914.]
♦No. 191. Collective bargaining in the anthracite coal industry. [1916.]
♦No. 198. Collective agreements in the men’s clothing industry. [1916.]
No. 233. Operation of the industrial disputes investigation act of Canada. [1918.]
No. 225. Joint industrial councils in Great Britain. [1919.]
No. 283. History of the Shipbuilding Labor Adjustment Board, 1917 to 1919.
No. 287. National War Labor Board: History of its formation, activities, etc. [1921.]
No. 303. Use of Federal power in settlement of railway labor disputes. [1922.]
No. 341. Trade agreement in the silk-ribbon industry of New York City. [1923.]
No. 402. Collective bargaining by actors. [1926.]
No. 468. Trade agreements, 1927.
No. 481. Joint industrial control in the book and job printing industry. [1928.]
Cooperation.
No. 313. Consumers’ cooperative societies in the United States in 1920.
No. 314. Cooperative credit societies in America and in foreign countries. [1922.]
No. 437. Cooperative movement in the United States in 1925 (other than agricultural).
Employment and Unemployment.
♦No. 109. Statistics of unemployment and the work of employment offices in the United States. [1913.]
No. 172. Unemployment in New York City, N. Y . [1915.]
♦No. 183. Regularity of employment in the women’s ready-to-wear garment industries. [1915.]
♦No. 195. Unemployment in the United States. [1916.]
No. 196. Proceedings of the Employment Managers’ Conference held at Minneapolis, Minn., Jan­
uary 19 and 20,1916.
♦No. 202. Proceedings of the conference of Employment Managers’ Association of Boston, Mass.,
held May 10,1916.
No. 206. The British system of labor exchanges. [1916.1
No. 227. Proceedings of the Employment Managers’ Conference, Philadelphia, Pa., April 2 and 3,
1917.
No. 235. Employment system of the Lake Carriers’ Association. [1918.]
♦No. 241. Public employment offices in the United States. [1918.]
No. 247. Proceedings of Employment Managers’ Conference, Rochester, N. Y ., May 9-11, 1918.
No. 310. Industrial unemployment: A statistical study of its extent and causes. [1922.]
No. 409. Unemployment in Columbus, Ohio, 1921 to 1925.
Foreign Labor Laws.
♦No. 142. Administration of labor laws and factory inspection in certain European countries. [1914.}
No. 494. Labor legislation of Uruguay.
Housing.
♦No. 158. Government aid to home owning and housing of working people in foreign countries. [1914.]
No. 263. Housing by employers in the United States. [1920.]
No. 295. Building operations in representative cities in 1920.
No. 469. Building permits in the principal cities of the United States in [1921 to] 1927.
Industrial Accidents and Hygiene.
♦No. 104. Lead poisoning in potteries, tile works, and porcelain enameled sanitary ware factories.
[1912.]
No. 120. Hygiene of the painters’ trade. [1913.]
♦No. 127. Dangers to workers from dusts and fumes, and methods of protection. [1913.1
♦No. 141. Lead poisoning in the smelting and refining of lead. [1914.J
♦No. 157. Industrial accident statistics. [1915.]
♦No. 165. Lead poisoning in the manufacture of storage batteries. [1914.]
♦No. 179. Industrial poisons used in the rubber industry. [1915.]
No. 188. Report of British departmental committee on the danger in the use of lead in the painting;
of buildings. [1916.]

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Industrial Accidents and Hygiene—Continued.
•No. 201. Report of committee on statistics and compensation insurance cost of the International
Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions. [1916.]
♦No. 207. Causes of death by occupations. [1917.1
♦No. 209. Hygiene of the printing trades. [1917.]
*No. 219. Industrial poisons used or produced in the manufacture of explosives. [1917.]
No. 221. Hours, fatigue, and health in British munition factories. [1917.]
No. 230. Industrial efficiency and fatigue in British munition factories. [1917.]
•No. 231. Mortality from respiratory diseases in dusty trades (inorganic dusts). [1918.]
•No. 234. Safety movement in the iron and steel industry, 1907 to 1917.
No. 236. Effects of the air hammer on the hands of stonecutters. [1918.]
No. 249. Industrie health and efficiency. Final report of British Health of Munition Workers*
Committee. [1919.]
•No. 251. Preventable death in the cotton-manufacturing industry. [1919.]
No. 256. Accidents and accident prevention in machine building. [1919.]
No. 267. Anthrax as an occupational disease. [1920.]
No. 276. Standardization of industrial accident statistics. [1920.]
No. 280. Industrial poisoning in making coal-tar dyes and dye intermediates. [1921.]
No. 291. Carbon-monoxide poisoning. [1921.]
No. 293. The problem of dust phthisis in the granite-stone industry. [1922.1
No. 298. Causes and prevention of accidents in the iron and steel industry, 1910-1919.
No. 306. Occupation hazards and diagnostic signs: A guide to impairments to be looked for in hazard­
ous occupations. [1922.]
No. 392. Survey of hygienic conditions in the printing trades. [1925.]
No. 405. Phosphorus necrosis in the manufacture of fireworks and in the preparation of phosphorus.
[1926.]
No. 425. Record of industrial accidents in the United States to 1925.
No. 427. Health survey of the printing trades, 1922 to 1925.
No. 428. Proceedings of the Industrial Accident Prevention Conference, held at Washington, D. C.,
July 14-16,1926.
No. 460. A new test for industrial lead poisoning. [1928.]
No 466. Settlement for accidents to American seamen. [1928.]
No. 488. Deaths from lead poisoning, 1925 to 1927.
No. 490. Statistics of industrial accidents in the United States to the end of 1927.
Industrial Relations and Labor Conditions.
No. 237. Industrial unrest in Great Britain. [1917.]
No. 340. Chinese migrations, with special reference to labor conditions. [1923.]
No. 349. Industrial relations in the West Coast lumber industry. [1923.]
No. 361. Labor relations in the Fairmont (W. Va.) bituminous-coal field. [1924.]
No. 380. Postwar labor conditions in Germany. [1925.]
No. 383. Works council movements in Germany. [1925.]
No. 384. Labor conditions in the shoe industry in Massachusetts, 1920-1924.
No. 399. Labor relations in the lace and lace-curtain industries in the United States. [1925.]
No. 483. Conditions in the shoe industry in Haverhill, Mass., 1928.
Labor Laws of the United States (including decisions of courts relating to labor).
No. 211. Labor laws and their administration in the Pacific States. [1917.]
No. 229. Wage-payment legislation in the United States. [1917.]
No. 285. Minimum wage laws of the United States: Construction and operation. [1921.]
No. 321. Labor laws that have been declared unconstitutional. [1922.]
No. 322. Kansas Court of Industrial Relations. [1923.]
No. 343. Laws providing for bureaus of labor statistics, etc. [1923.]
No. 370. Labor laws of the United States, with decisions of courts relating thereto. [1925.]
No. 408. Laws relating to payment of wages. [1926.]
No. 444. Decisions of courts and opinions affecting labor, 1926.
No. 467. Minimum-wage legislation in various countries. [1928.]
No. 486. Labor legislation of 1928.
Proceedings of Annual Conventions of the Association of Governmental Labor Officials of the United
States and Canada. (Name changed in 1928 to Association of Governmental Officials in Industry of
the United States and Canada.)
♦No. 266. Seventh, Seattle, Wash., July 12-15,1920.
No. 307. Eighth, New Orleans, La., May 2-6,1921.
No. 323. Ninth, Harrisburg, Pa., May 22-26, 1922.
No. 352. Tenth, Richmond, Va., May 1-4, 1923.
•No. 389. Eleventh, Chicago, 111., May 19-23,1924.
•No. 411. Twelfth, Salt Lake City, Utah, August 13-15, 1925.
No. 429. Thirteenth, Columbus, Ohio, June 7-10,1926.
No. 455. Fourteenth, Paterson, N. J., May 31 to June 3, 1927.
No. 480. Fifteenth, New Orleans, La., May 15-24, 1928.




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Proceedings of Annual Meetings of the International Association of Industrial Accident Boards and
Commissions.

No. 210. Third, Columbus, Ohio, April 25-28, 1926.
No. 248. Fourth, Boston, Mass., August 21-25, 1927.
No. 264. Fifth, Madison, Wis., September 24^27, 1918.
♦No. 273. Sixth, Toronto, Canada, September 23-26,1919.
No. 281. Seventh, San Francisco, Calif., September 20-24,1920.
No. 304. Eighth, Chicago, 111., September 19-23,1921.
No. 333. Ninth, Baltimore, M d., October 9-13, 1922.
No. 359. Tenth, St. Paul, Minn., September 24-26, 1923.
No. 385. Eleventh, Halifax, Nova Scotia, August 26-28, 1924.
No. 395. Index to proceedings, 1914-1924.
No. 406. Twelfth, Salt Lake City, Utah, August 17-20,1925.
No. 432. Thirteenth, Hartford, Conn., September 14-17, 1926.
No. 456. Fourteenth, Atlanta, Ga., September 27-29, 1927.
No. 485. Fifteenth, Paterson, N. J., September 11-14, 1928.
Proceedings of Annual Meetings of the International Association of Public Employment Services.
No. 192. First, Chicago, December 19 and 20,1913; second, Indianapolis, September 24 and 25,1914;
third, Detroit, July 1 and 2,1915.
No. 220. Fourth, Buffalo, N. Y., July 20 and 21,1916.
No. 311. Ninth, Buffalo, N. Y ., September 7-9,1921.
No. 337. Tenth, Washington, D. C., September 11-13,1922.
No. 355. Eleventh, Toronto, Canada, September 4-7, 1923.
No. 400. Twelfth, Chicago, 111., May 19-23,1924.
No. 414. Thirteenth, Rochester, N. Y., September 15-17, 1925.
No. 478. Fifteenth, Detroit, Mich., October 25-28,1927.
Plroductivity of Labor.
No. 356. Productivity costs in the common-brick industry. [1924.]
No. 360. Time and labor costs in manufacturing 100 pairs of shoes, 1923.
No. 407. Labor cost of production and wages and hours of labor in the paper box-board industry.
[1926.]
No. 412. Wages, hours, and productivity in the pottery industry, 1925.
No. 441. Productivity of labor in the glass industry. [1927.]
No. 474. Productivity of labor in merchant blast furnaces. [1928.]
No. ,475. Productivity of labor in newspaper printing. [1928.]
Retail Prices and Cost of Living.
♦No. 121. Sugar prices, from refiner to consumer. [1913.]
♦No. 130. Wheat and flour prices, from farmer to consumer. [1913.]
No. 164. Butter prices, from producer to consumer. [1914.]
No. 170. Foreign food prices as affected by the war. [1915.]
No. 337. Cost of living in the United States. [1924.]
No. 369. The use of cost-of-living figures in wage adjustments. [1925.]
No. 464. Retail prices, 1890 to 1927.
Safety Codes.
♦No. 331. Code of lighting: Factories, mills, and other work places.
No. 336. Safety code for the protection of industrial workers in foundries.
No. 350. Specifications of laboratory tests for approval of electric headlighting devices for motor
vehicles.
No. 351. Safety code for the construction, care, and use of ladders.
No. 375. Safety code for laundry machinery and operations.
No. 378. Safety code for woodworking plants.
No. 382. Code for lighting school buildings.
No. 410. Safety code for paper and pulp mills.
No. 430. Safety code for power presses and foot and hand presses.
No. 433. Safety code for the prevention of dust explosions.
No. 436. Safety code for the use, care, and protection of abrasive wheels.
No. 447. Safety code for rubber mills and calenders.
No. 451. Safety code for forging and hot-metai stamping.
No. 463. Safety code for mechanical power-transmission apparatus.— First revision.
Vocational Workers’ Education.
♦No. 159. Short-unit courses for wage earners, and a factory school experiment. [1915.]
♦No. 162. Vocational education survey of Richmond, Va. [1915.]
No. 199. Vocational education survey of Minneapolis, Minn. [1917.]
No. 271. Adult working-class education in Great Britain and the United States. [1920}
No. 459. Apprenticeship in building construction. [1928.]




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Wages and Hours of Labor.
♦No. 146. Wages and regularity of employment and standardization of piece rates in the dress and
waist industry of New York. [1914.]
♦No. 147. Wages and regularity of employment in the cloak, suit, and skirt industry. [1914.]
No. 161. Wages and hours of labor in the clothing and cigar industries, 1911 to 1913.
No. 163. Wages and hours of labor in the building and repairing of steam railroad cars, 1907 to 1913.
♦No. 190. Wages and hours of labor in the cotton, woolen, and silk industries, 1907 to 1914.
No. 204. Street-railway employment in the United States. [1917.]
No. 225. Wages and hours of labor in the lumber, millwork, and furniture industries, 1915.
No. 265. Industrial survey in selected industries in the United States, 1919.
No. 297. Wages and hours of labor in the petroleum industry, 1920.
No. 356. Productivity costs in the common-brick industry. [1924].
No. 358. Wages and hours of labor in the automobile-tire industry, 1923.
No. 360. Time and labor costs in manufacturing 100 pairs of shoes, 1923.
No. 365. Wages and hours of labor in the paper and pulp industry, 1923.
No. 394. Wages and hours of labor in metalliferous mines, 1924.
No. 407. Labor costs of production and wages and hours of labor in the paper box-board industry.
[1926.]
No. 412. Wages, hours, and productivity in the pottery industry, 1925.
No. 413. Wages and hours of labor in the lumber industry in the United States, 1925.
No. 416. Hours and earnings in anthracite and bituminous coal mining, 1922 and 1924.
No. 435. Wages and hours of labor in the men’s clothing industry, 1911 to 1926.
No. 438. Wages and hours of labor in the motor-vehicle industry, 1925.
No. 442. Wages and hours of labor in the iron and steel industry, 1907 to 1925.
No. 450. Wages and hours of labor in the boot and shoe industry, 1907 to 1926.
No. 452. Wages and hours of labor in the hosiery and underwear industries, 1907 to 1926.
No. 454. Hours and earnings in bituminous-coal mining, 1922,1924, and 1926
No. 471. Wages and hours of labor in foundries and machine shops, 1927.
No. 472. Wages and hours of labor in slaughtering and meat packing, 1927.
No. 476. Union scales of wages and hours of labor, 1927-1928. Supplement to Bui. No. 457.
No. 482. Union scales of wages and hours of labor, May 15, 1928.
No. 484. Wages and hours of labor of common street labor, 1928.
No. 487. Wages and hours of labor in woolen and worsted goods manufacturing, 1910 to 1928.
No. 492. Wages and hours of labor in cotton-goods manufacturing, 1910 to 1927.
Welfare Work.
♦No. 123. Employer’s welfare work. [1913.]
No. 222. Welfare work in British munitions factories. [1917.]
♦No. 250. Welfare work for employees in industrial establishments in the United States. [1919.1
No. 458. Health and recreation activities in industrial establishments, 1926.
Wholesale Prices.
No. 284. Index numbers of wholesale prices in the United States and foreign countries. [1921.]
No. 453. Revised index numbers of wholesale prices, 1913 to July, 1927.
No. 493. Wholesale prices, 1913 to 1928.
Women and Children in Industry.
No. 116. Hours, earnings, and duration of employment of wage-earning women in selected industries
in the District of Columbia. [1913.]
♦No. 117. Prohibition of night work of young persons. [1913.]
No. 118. Ten-hour maximum working-day for women and young persons. [1913.]
No. 119. Working hours of women in the pea canneries of Wisconsin. [1913.]
♦No. 122. Employment of women in power laundries in Milwaukee. [1913.]
No. 160. Hours, earnings, and conditions of labor of women in Indiana mercantile establishments
and garment factories. [1914.]
•No. 167. Minimum-wage legislation in the United States and foreign countries. [1915.]
•No. 175. Summary of the report on conditions of woman and child wage earners in the United States.
[1915.]
•No. 176. Effect of minimum-wage determinations in Oregon. [1915.]
•No. 180. The boot and shoe industry in Massachusetts as a vocation for women. [1915.]
•No. 182. Unemployment among women in department and other retail stores of Boston, Mass. [1916.]
No. 193. Dressmaking as a trade for women in Massachusetts. [1916.]
No. 215. Industrial experience of trade-school girls in Massachusetts. [1917.]
♦No. 217. Effect of workmen’s compensation laws in diminishing the necessity of industrial employ­
ment of women and children. [1918.]
No. 223. Employment of women and juveniles in Great Britain during the war. [1917.]
No. 253, Women in the lead industries, [1919,]




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Workmen’s Insurance and Compensation (including laws relating thereto).
*No. 101. Care of tuberculosis wage earners in Germany. [1912.]
*No. 102. British national insurance act, 1911.
No. 1(0. Sickness and accident insurance law in Switzerland. [1912.]
No. 107. Law relating to insurance of salaried employees in Germany. [1913.]
*No. 155. Compensation for accidents to employees of the United States. [1914.]
No. 212. Proceedings of the conference on social insurance called by the International Association of
Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions, Washington, D. C., December 5-9, 1916.
•No. 243. Workmen’s compensation legislation in the United States and foreign countries, 1917 and
1918.
No. 301. Comparison of workmen's compensation insurance and administration. [1922.]
No. 312. National health insurance in Great Britain, 1911 to 1921.
No. 379. Comparison of workmen's compensation laws of the United States as of January 1, 1925.
No. 423. Workmen's compensation legislation of the United States and Canada as of July 1, 1926.
No. 477. Public-service retirement systems, United States and Europe. [1928.]
No. 489. Care of aged persons in United States.
Miscellaneous Series.
♦No. 174. Subject index of the publications of the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics up to
May 1,1915.
No. 208. Profit sharing in the United States. [1916.]
No. 242. Food situation in Central Europe, 1917.
No. 254. International labor legislation and the society of nations. [1919.]
No. 268. Historical survey of international action affecting labor. [1919.]
No. 282. Mutual relief associations among Government employees in Washington, D. C. [1921.]
No. 299. Personnel research agencies: A guide to organized research in employment management,
industrial relations, training, and working conditions. [1921.]
No. 319. The Bureau of Labor Statistics: Its history, activities, and organization. [1922.]
No. 236. Methods of procuring and computing statistical information of the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
[1923.]
No. 342. International Seamen’s Union of America: A study of its history and problems. [1923.]
No. 346. Humanity in government. [1923.]
No. 372. Convict labor in 1923.
No. 386. Cost of American almshouses. [1925.]
No. 398. Growth of legal-aid work in the United States. [1926.]
No. 401. Family allowances in foreign countries. [1926.]
No. 420. Handbook of American trade-unions. [1926.]
No. 461. Labor organizations in Chile. [1928.]
No. 462. Park recreation areas in the United States. [1928.]
No. 465. Beneficial activities of American trade-unions. [1928.]
No. 479. Activities and functions of a State department of labor. [1928.]
No. 489. Care of aged persons in United States.
No. 491. Handbook of labor statistics, 1929 edition.




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