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U. S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
W. B. W ILSO N, Secretary

BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS
ET H EL B ER T STEW ART, Commissioner

BULLETIN OF THE UNITED STATES )
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RETAIL

PRICES

AND

COST

OF

LIVING

SERIES

RETAIL PRICES




1913 TO DECEMBER, 1 9 1 9

FE B R U A R Y , 1921

W ASHINGTON
GOVERNM ENT PRINTING O FFICE
1921




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O F T H IS P U B L IC A T IO N M A Y B E P R O C U R E D F R O M
T H E S U P E R IN T E N D E N T OF D O C U M E N T S
G O V E R N M E N T P R IN T IN G O FFICE
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CONTENTS.
Page.

Introduction.......................................................................................................................
7
Scope of study and method of obtaining prices.......................................................... 8-25
F o o d ....................... ..................................................................................................... 8-24
Coal............................................................................................................................... 24,25
Gas................................................................................................................................
25
Drygoods.....................................................................................................................
25
Summary of price changes............................................................................................... 26-58
Food.............................................................................................................................. 26-53
Monthly and yearly price changes in the United States, 1913 to 1919.. 26-41
Monthly and yearly price changes, b y cities, 1913 to 1919...................... 42-49
Yearly price changes in the United States, 1890 to 1919..........................50-53
B y articles, 1907 to 1919...........................................................................
50
All articles combined, 1890 to 1919........................................................50,51
B y articles, 1890 to 1919........................................................................... 51-53
Coal............................................................................................................................... 53-55
Average and relative prices, for the United States, January and July,
1913 to 1919............. ....................................................................................... 53-55
Average prices, b y cities, January and July, 1913 to 1919.......................
55
Gas..................................................................... .......................................................... 55-57
Average and relative prices, for the United States, April 15, 1913 to
1919................................................................................................................... 55-57
Average prices, b y cities, April 15, 1913 to 1919........................................
57
D r y g o o d s ................................................................................................................. 57,58
Average prices for the United States, May 15 and October 15, 1915
to 1919, and February 15 and August 15,1919......................................57,58
Average prices, b y cities, May 15 and October 15, 1915 to 1919, and
February 15 and August 15, 1919...............................................................
58
Explanation of tables....................................................................................................... 59-61
T able A .—Average and relative retail prices of specified food articles, for the
United States, 1913 to 1919, b y months and years................................................. 62-69
T able B .—Average and relative family expenditures for 22 food articles, com­
bined, for the United States, 1913 to 1919, b y months and years...................... 68, 69
T able C.— Average and relative retail prices of specified food articles, b y
cities, 1913 to 1919, b y months and years.............................................................. 70-441
T able D.—Average and relative family expenditures for 22 food articles com­
bined, b y cities, 1913 to 1919, b y months and years........................................... 76-441
T able E .—Average retail prices of coal, per ton of 2,000 pounds, on January
15 and July 15 of each year, 1913 to 1919, b y cities.......................................... 442-447
T able F.— Net price, per 1,000 cubic feet, of gas for household use on April 15
of each year, 1913 to 1919, b y cities..........................................................................
448
T able G.—Average retail prices of specified articles of dry goods on May 15
and October 15 of each year, 1915 to 1919, and on February 15 and August 15,
1919, b y cities............................................................................................................. 449-461
A ppendix A.— Purchasing power of union wages as measured in food, 1907
to 1919..................................................................................................................! . . . 463,464
A ppendix B .—Comparisons of wholesale and retail prices of certain food arti­
cles, 1913 to 1919........................................................................................................ 464-498




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LIST OF TABLES COVERING THE UNITED STATES AND THE CITIES,
GROUPED ACCORDING TO COMMODITIES.
U N IT E D S T A T E S .

Food—
P
ageBy months and years, 1913 to 1919:
27
Table 1. Relative retail cost, 22 foods combined...................................
Table 2. Relative retail cost, cereals, meats, and dairy products, by
groups.......................................................................................................
28
Table A. Average and relative prices, by articles.................................. 62-69
Table B. Average and relative costs, 22 foods combined....................... 68, 69
By years, 1890 to 1919:
Table 4. 1907 to 1919. Relative prices, by articles...............................
50
Table 5. 1890 to 1919. Relative costs, all articles combined................
50
Table 6. 1890 to 1919. Average prices of certain foods, and amounts
purchasable for $1................................................................................... 52,53
Coal1913 to 1919:
55
Table 7. Average and relative prices, January 15 and July 15.............
Gas—
1913 to 1919:
Table 8. Average and relative prices, April 15.......................................
57
Dry goods—
1915 to 1919:
Table 9. Average prices on May 15 and October 15, and in 1919, on
February 15 and August 15..................................................................
58
CITIES.

Food—
By months and years, 1913 to 1919:
Table 3. Relative costs, 22 foods combined (summary from Table D ). 44-49
Table C. Average and relative prices, by articles................................. 70-441
Table D. Average and relative costs, 22 foods combined..................... 76-441
Coal—
1913 to 1919:
Table E. Average prices on January 15 and July 15........................... 442-447
Gas—
1913 to 1919:
Table F. Average prices on April 15........................................................
448
Dry goods—
1915 to 1919:
Table G. Average prices on May 15 and October 15, and in 1919, on
February 15 and August 15................................................................. 449-461




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LIST OF CHARTS (AND TABLES) SHOW
ING TREND IN PRICES.
RETAIL PRICES IN UNITED STATES.
Food—
B y months, 1913 to 1919:
Chart 1. 22 food articles com b in ed ............................................... F a cin g ..
Chart 2. Cereals, meats, and dairy products, by groups.............. d o ____
Chart 3. Sirloin steak.......................................................................... d o ____
Chart 4. Round steak........................................................................... d o ____
Chart 5. R ib roast................................................................................. d o ____
Chart 6. Chuck roast............................................................................d o ____
Chart 7. Plate boiling beef................................................................. d o ___
Chart 8. Pork chops..............................................................................d o ____
Chart 9. B acon ....................................................................................... d o ____
Chart 10. H am ........................................................................................d o ____
Chart 11. L a rd ....................................................................................... d o ____
Chart 12. Hens....................................................................... ............... d o ____
Chart 13. E g gs....................................................................................... d o ____
Chart 14. B u tter....................................................................................d o ____
Chart 15. M ilk ........................................................................................d o ____
Chart 16. Cheese.................................................................................... d o ____
Chart 17. Flour.......................................................................................d o ____
Chart 18. Bread......................................................................................d o ____
Chart 19. Com m eal..............................................................................d o ____
Chart 20. R ic e ........................................................................................ d o ____
Chart 21. Potatoes................................................................................. d o ____
Chart 22. Sugar...................................................................................... d o -----Chart 23. Coffee..................................................................................... d o ____
Chart 24. Tea..........................................................................................d o ____
B y years, 1890 to 1919:
Chart 25. A ll articles com bined.....................................................................
Coal—
January and July, 1913 to 1919:
Chart 26. Pennsylvania white-ash anthracite, stove and chestnut, and
bituminous.......................................................................................................
Gas—
April, 1913 to 1919:
Chart 27. Manufactured gas.............................................................................

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WHOLESALE AND RETAIL PRICES FROM 1913 TO 1919 FOR SELECTED ARTICLES
OF FOOD IN CERTAIN CITIES (APPENDIX B).
Table I and Chart I. Fresh beef, round steak, and rib roast, Chicago............. 466, 487
Table I I and Chart II. Pork loins and pork chops, C h icago.............................. 467, 488
Table I I I and Chart I I I . Lard, New Y ork C it y ................................................... 469,489
Table IV and Chart IV . Lamb, Chicago.................................................................. 470, 490
Table V and Chart V. Dressed fowls and hens, New York C ity ........................ 472, 491
Table V I and Chart V I. Milk, New Y ork C ity..................................................... 473, 492
Table V II and Chart V II. American cheese, Chicago......................................... 475, 493
Table V III and Chart V III . Flour, Minneapolis, M in n ...................................... 476, 494
Table I X and Chart I X . Corn meal, wholesale at Terre Haute, retail at Indian­
apolis............................................................................................................................. 478,494
Table X and Chart X . Sugar, New York C ity....................................................... 479,495
Table X I and Chart X I . Bacon, Chicago................................................................ 481, 496
Table X I I and Chart X I I . Ham, C hicago.............................................................. 482,496
Table X I I I and Chart X I I I . Eggs, Chicago............................................................ 484,497
Table X I V and Chart X IV . Creamery butter, C hicago...................................... 485,498




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U. S. BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS.
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F e b r u a r y , 1921

RETAIL PRICES, 1913 TO DECEMBER, 1919.
INTRODUCTION.
The course of retail prices during and since the war has been of
such general concern as to make it desirable to include in one bulle­
tin a record of prices during the war in comparison with the prices
immediately preceding and immediately following.
The seven-year period, 1913 to 1919, has been selected as including
the entire peliod of the war, a prior period of 19 months of relatively
stable prices, and a subsequent period of 14 months after the sign­
ing of the armistice. There were two distinct retail price periods
during the war. From August, 1914, to April, 1917, pnces were un­
regulated; during the last 19 m onths of the war, the prices of a num­
ber of com m odities directly, and other commodities indirectly, were
subject to regulation or control. Since December, 1918, prices have
not been officially controlled, although in the latter part of 1919
fair price commissions were organized in m any cities.
The unprecedented rise in prices, coupled with the policy of making
wage adjustments to maintain established standards of living, has
led to numerous requests for inform ation showing changes in retail
prices in different cities. As a consequence, retail prices are shown
m this bulletin b y cities rather than b y individual firms, as in pre­
vious bulletins.




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R E T A IL PR IC E S, 1913 TO D ECEM BER, 1919.

SCOPE OP STUDY AND METHOD OF OBTAINING PRICES,
Average retail prices of food, coal, gas, and dry goods are shown in
this bulletin for each of the following 50 cities:
Milwaukee, Wis.
Minneapolis, Minn.
Mobile, Ala.
Newark, N. J.
New Haven, Conn.
New Orleans, La.
New York, N. Y.
Norfolk, Ya.
Omaha, Nebr.
Peoria, 111.
Philadelphia, Pa.
Pittsburgh, Pa.
Portland, Me.
Portland, Oreg.
Providence, R. I.
Richmond, Ya.
Rochester, N. Y.
St. Louis, Mo.
St. Paul, Minn.
Salt Lake City, Utah.
San Francisco, Calif.
Scranton, Pa.
Seattle, Wash.
Springfield, 111.
Washington, D. C.

Atlanta, Ga.
Baltimore, Md.
Birmingham, Ala.
Boston, Mass.
Bridgeport, Conn.
Buffalo, N. Y.
Butte, Mont.
Charleston, S. C.
Chicago, 111.
Cincinnati, Ohio.
Cleveland, Ohio.
Columbus, Ohio.
Dallas, Tex.
Denver, Colo.
Detroit, Mich.
Fall River, Mass.
Houston, Tex.
Indianapolis, Ind.
Jacksonville, Fla.
Kansas City, Mo.
Little Rock, Ark.
Los Angeles, Calif.
Louisville, Ky.
Manchester, N. H.
Memphis, Tenn.

At the beginning of the year 1913, prices were received by the
bureau from 39 of the above-named 50 cities. Since then, the 11
other cities have been added to the list on the following dates:
Bridgeport, Conn., October, 1916.
Butte, Mont., January, 1915.
Columbus, Ohio, June, 1916.
Houston, Tex., May, 1918.
Mobile, Ala., April, 1918.
Norfolk, Va., April, 1918.
Peoria, 111., May, 1918.
Portland, Me., June, 1918.
Rochester, N. Y., May, 1916.
St. Paul, Minn., June, 1913.
Springfield, 111., May, 1914.

Retail prices are shown, therefore, for 39 cities from the beginning
of 1913 and for the remaining 11 cities from the dates above given.
FOOD.
Retail prices of food are secured 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
by wage earners. Prices are secured from every type of store— the
neighborhood store, the down-town store, the department store, and
the chain store. Some of these stores are credit and delivery, some
eash and carry, and some cash and delivery. Effort is made to secure
quotations on similar grades of commodities 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.,




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9

Manchester, N. H., Philadelphia, 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 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 given on pages 12 to 14 of this
bulletin which show the methods of cutting beef in New York, Provi­
dence, and Chicago. 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 a greater distance from it, making it necessary to add to
the prices a greater amount 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.
The number of firms is apportioned according to the industrial
importance of each city. At the present time for the larger cities a
minimum of 25 quotations is secured for each article of food; for the
smaller cities, a minimum of 15 quotations is secured. The total
number of firms quoting prices on one or more articles of food is ap­
proximately 2,000. 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 industrial section of a city
changes, firms are added or dropped to preserve the character of
price quotations.
At the beginning of the year 1913, monthly prices were secured
from 39 cities1for each of 19 articles of food.2 Since 1913, the number
of commodities has been increased, as has been the number of cities
for which prices are quoted. Beginning with 1915, prices were
secured for nine additional articles—cheese, rice, coffee, tea, salmon,
onions, navy beans, prunes, and raisins. By correspondence with
retail dealers and by personal visits of agents of the bureau, monthly
rices of cheese, rice, coffee, and tea for the years 1913 and 1914 have
een secured from records. This gives a total of 23 articles for which
monthly prices have been secured from January, 1913, to December,
1918. Beginning with January, 1919, monthly prices were secured
for 15 additional food articles.3 Prices on storage eggs were secured
only for January, February, November, and December of each year
until 1919, when prices were also secured for October.
Average monthly money prices for each of these articles, by cities,
have been computed from the individual firm quotations. From the

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1 See page 8.
l Sirloin steak, round steak, rib roast, chuck roast, plate boiling beef, pork chops, bacon, ham, lard, lamb,
'
hens, flour, corn meal, eggs, butter, milk, bread, potatoes, and sugar. The prices for 1913, however, were
not published for bread until the March, 1918, issue of the Monthly Labor Review; for lamb until th e
August, 1918, issue of the Monthly Labor Review; for chuck roast and plate beef until the March, 1919,
issue of the Monthly Labor Review.
8 Evaporated milk, oleomargarine, nut margarine, Crisco, rolled oats, corn flakes, Cream of Wheat, maca­
roni, cabbage, baked beans, canned corn, canned peas, canned tomatoes, bananas, and oranges.




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R E T A IL PRIC ES, 1913 TO D ECEM BER, 1919.

monthly averages yearly averages have been computed. Individual
firm quotations are not shown in this bulletin. Average money
prices for the United States have been computed from the prices as
reported to the bureau by retail dealers in 50 cities by dividing the
sum of all prices for each article by the total number of firms reporting
prices on each article.
R elative prices of 23 food articles, obtained b y comparing the prices
in each m onth from January, 1913, to December, 1919, with the
average price in the year 1913, are shown, month b y month, for each
city and for the United States. A comparison of the yearly average
price of each article with the average price in the year 1913 is also
shown.
From the average retail prices of 22 articles of fo o d ,4 and the average
fam ily consumption of each of these articles, an average fam ily exenditure has been com puted for each m onth from January, 1913, to
December, 1919, b y cities, and for the United States. Each article
is weighted according to its im portance in the food consumption of
the family. For each city the average price of the unit of each
article of food is multiplied, b y the number of units consumed b y the
average family. The products give the average expenditure for
each article, and the sum of these products gives the cost of the food
market basket in the given city. For the United States, an average
price of each article is com puted from the individual firm quotations
m all the cities. The average price of each article is then multiplied
by the average consumption of each article in the United States.
W eighting the food articles in this w ay according to the quantities
consumed gives each article its proper influence on the prices of food
articles taken together.
N ot only do foods vary in consequence in relation to each other in
each section, but they have a different significance in different sec­
tions. For example, on account of the greater quantity of potatoes
consumed in the North Central section, a change in the price of pota­
toes is of more consequence in that geographical section than in the
other sections.

B

For convenience, the 50 cities from which price quotations are
secured are grouped below by geographical sections.
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.
N ew 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.
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.

< The following are th e 22 articles, weighted according to the consum ption of the average fam ily:
Sirloin steak, round steak, rib roast, chuck roast, plate boiling beef, pork chops, bacon, ham, lard, hens,
flour, corn meal, eggs, butter, milk, bread, potatoes, sugar, cheese, rice, coffee, and tea. These are a ll
the articles, w ith the exception of lamb, for which monthly prices were secured in 1913 . The bureau has
no figures which show the consumption of lamb.




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The average quantities of each of 22 food articles 5 consumed
annually per family are given below by geographical sections and for
the United States as a whole .6
FOOD W EIG H TS—A N N U A L CONSUM PTION P E R FAM ILY.

Article.

U n it .

Pound.
...d o __
...d o ...
...d o __
. . . d o . ..
...d o ...
...d o ...
. . . d o . ..
...d o __
. . . d o . ..
...d o ...
. . . d o . ..
...d o ...
D ozen..
Pound.
...d o ...
...d o ...
Quart..
Pound.
. . . d o . ..
...d o ...
...d o ...

U nited
States.
70

70
70
70
70
114
55
55
&
68
2 253
3 225
454
227
85
117
355
16
25
47
11

North
South
Atlantic. Atlantic.
i 70
170
170
170
170
103
48
48
74
67
2 310
3 276
416
208
86
119
828
283
396
16
22
39
13

61
61
61
61
61
85
111
Ul
120
74
2 197
3 175
568
284
91
102
666
240
192
15
49
61

North
Central.

South
Central.

73
73
73
73
73
153
44
44
89
71
2 166
3 148
479
239
88
124
1,098
253
348
17
22
58
9

63
63
63
63
128
124
124
143
53
2 200
8 178
653
327
85
89
798
246
221
19
47
71
5

Western.
70
70
70
70
70
38
49
54
*255
3227
301
151
40
109
618
267
324
4
10
25

1 For Boston, Mass.; Fall River, Mass.; Manchester, N. H.; New Haven, Conn.; Portland, Me.; and
Providence, R. I., where plate is not quoted, a weighting of 88 is given to each of the other four cuts of
beef.
2 Weightings used w ith prices for 16 ounces of dough.
3 Weightings used w ith prices on one pound baked weight. Beginning w ith January, 1918, prices of
bread are quoted by the bureau on a pound baked loaf. The average scaling weight for a baked loaf weigh­
ing 1 pound is 18 ounces. Hence, in order to obtain a weighting to be used w ith prices on the pound baked
loaf, the weights which were formerly used w ith prices for 16 ounces of dough have been reduced one-ninth.

By giving to each article its relative importance in accordance
with the quantity consumed, an average family expenditure for
certain articles of food on a given date forms a proper basis of com­
parison with the expenditure for the same articles of food on any
other date, and 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 1919. In this bulletin the average
family expenditure in each &ity in the year 1913 has been taken as
the base for that city, and relative figures have been computed for
each month, January, 1913, to December, 1919, and for each year,
1914 to 1919. These relative figures show the trend in the retail
cost of these 22 foods5in each individual city as compared with the
average cost in that city in the year 1913.
Below are given brief descriptions of the articles of food for which
prices are secured.
FRESH

BEEF.

In this bulletin prices are given for the following five cuts of beef:
Sirloin steak, round steak, rib roast, chuck roast, and plate boiling
beef.
6 See footnote on p. 10.
• For a detailed analysis of the determination of the weights given to each article of food see Eighteenth
Annual Report of the Commissioner of Labor and also Bulletin No. 156 of U nited States Bureau of Labor
Statistics, Appendix A.




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R ETAIL PRIC ES, 1913 TO DECEM BER, 1919.

METHOD OF CUTTING MEAT IN NEW YORK CITY.1
1. Porterhouse steak.
2. Sirloin steak.
3. Round steak.
4. Bottom round.
5. Flank steak.
Outside flank.
Thick flank.
Cod fat.
6. Rump.
7. Top sirloin.
8. Horseshoe.
9. Leg beef.
10. Prime rib (6).
11. Blade rib (3).
12. Cross rib.
13. Chuck steak (4) ribs.

14.
1.5.
16.
17.
18.
19.
20.

Shoulder soup meat.
Chuck soup meat and top.
Shin meat.
Brisket (4) ribs.
Plate (3) first.
Plate.
Navel.
Skirt steak.
Round trimmings.
Suet and cod.
Trimmings and drop.
Kidney.
Shop fat.
Large bones.
Fat given away.
Shop bones.

1 Chart published b y permission of Chas. Gumz, publisher, The Scientific and Modern R etail Butcher.




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1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
16.

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METHOD OF CUTTING MEAT IN PROVIDENCE, R. I .1
Trimmed steak.
17. Trimmed flank.
32. Trimmed brisket.
Trimmed steak.
18. Cod fat.
33. Trimmed brisket.
Trimmed steak.
19. Shin.
34. Sticken.
Trimmed steak.
20. Shin.
35. Navel.
Rib roast.
21. Tallow.
36. Butcher’s mark.
Rib roast.
22. Bones.
37. Flat rib.
Suet.
23. Rib roast.
38. Thick plate.
Lean trimmings.
24. Rib roast.
39. Thick plate.
Tallow.
25. Blade roast.
40. Shin.
Bones.
26. Bones.
41. Shin.
Kidney.
27. Chuck roast.
42. Lean trimmings.
Top round.
28. Rolled roast.
43. Brisket tallow.
Vein steak.
29. Boned neck.
44. Brisket bones.
Bottom round.
45. Tallow.
30. Bones.
Stew meat.
31. Tallow.
46. Bones.
A itch bone.

i Chart published by permission of Mr. E dw in Tetlow, of the Butchers, Grocers, and M arketmen's
Association of Rhode island.




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K ETAIL PR IC E S, 1913 TO DECEM BER, 1919.

METHOD OF CUTTING B E E F IN CHICAGO, IL L .1
1. Shank.
2. Round.
3. Rum p.

4. Sirloin.

5. Pin bone.
6. Porterhouse.
7. 8, 9. Prime ribs.

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

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

* Chart published by permission of Armour & Co., Chicago, III.




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HIND QUARTER.

Round:
Rum p—
1. Rump.
Round —
rump and shank off—
2. Round steak, first cut.
3,13. Round steaks.
14. Round steak, last cut
15. Knuckle soup bone.
16. Pot roast.
Hind shank.
Loin:
1. Butt-end sirloin steak.
2. Wedge-bone sirloin steak.
3,4. Round-bone sirloin steak.

Loin—Concluded.
5,6. Double-bone, sirloin steak.
7. Hip-bone sirloin steak.
8.13 ip-bone porterhouse steak.
9-15. Regular porterhouse steak.
16-18. Club steaks.
Flank:
1. Flank steak.
2. Stew.
FORE QUARTER.

Rib:
1. Eleventh and tw elfth rib
roast.
2. N inth and tenth rib roast.

R ib—Concluded.
3. Seventh and eighth rib roast.
4. Sixth rib roast.
Chuck:
1. Fifth rib roast.
2-9. Chuck steaks.
10-13. Pot roasts.
14. Clod.
15. Neck.
Plate:
1. Brisket.
2. Navel.
3. 4. Rib ends.
Fore shank.

LChart reprinted from 13. S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Bulletin No. 228, p. 35.




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R E T A IL PRIC ES, 1913 TO DECEM BER, 1919.

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 ana by the custom of trimming bone
and fat from cuts before weighing to customers. This custom varies
from trimming off almost all bone and fat in some cities to little or
none in others and gives a varying proportion of the side of beef
which goes to the consumer. The same name is often applied in
different cities to entirely different cuts. The bureau has been able
to obtain diagrams showing the specific methods of cutting beef by
the New York style and by the Providence and Chicago styles, and
these diagrams are given in addition to the diagram which may be
used for general reference. As may be seen in the diagrams on
pages 12 to 14, which show the methods of cutting beef in New York,
JProvidence, and Chicago, the cut known as trimmed steak or
“ sirloin steak 7 (numbers 3 and 4) in Providence is known in New
7
York as “ porterhouse7 (number 1), and the cut known in New
7
York as “ top sirloin7 (number 7) is known in Providence as “ vein
7
steak7 or a grade of round steak (number 13).
7
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 buy also 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 by the heavy line AB or by the line XCB as shown in the
general diagram on page 15.
Owing to the methods of quartering as described above, the loin
of beef in some cities has from one to iour ribs cut to 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
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 “ rum p” 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,7 but in Boston, Mass., Manchester,
7
N. H., Philadelphia, Pa., and Providence, R. I., these steaks are cut
obliquely, giving more meat surface than in perpendicular cuts.
They are called ‘ ‘ sirloin ’ 7 steak, and the prices quoted for these four
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methods of dividing the round from the loin, no cut that corresponds
to “ sirloin’ ’ in other cities.
The round of beef is divided into two cuts or pieces, round and
rump, as shown in the diagrams.
Tne round has the leg bone in it and consists of the round and the
shank. “ W h ole '’ o f “ t o p ” round steaks are cut from the round.
W hole 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.
T op 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 nat­
ural 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 almost all markets in which “ t o p ” is cut it does
n ot 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 ruirij) 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 b y cutting through the shoulder join t or by cutting
and sawing through the leg bone below that joint. The plate is sepa­
rated from the rib and the chuck b y cutting through the ribs begin­
ning near the middle of the rib n ext to the cut which separated 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 m ore desirable the cuts of roast beef, and the higher priced.
The rib of beef is usually separated from the chuck by cutting
between the fifth and sixth ribs to and through the backbone, counting
from the rib in the shoulder nearest the neck. I t 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 steak, for which
there is considerable demand, as it is cheaper than sirloin, porterhouse,
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
nrst rib and includes all the breastbone. The prices quoted for plate
boiling 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.
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R E T A IL PRICES, 1913 TO DECEM BER, 1919.

In m any cities no bone or fat is trimmed from sirloin, porterhouse,
or round steak before weighing to customers, while in others the
trimming varies from cutting off a very small portion to cutting off
approxim ately all bone and fa t 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 b y cutting off part of the backbone and b y
ribbing, or cutting out ribs. Markets in cities where steaks and roasts,
are trimmed after weighing sell bone and fat twice, first to pur­
chasers 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 b y each dealer on the best grade of smoked
bacon that he sells in any considerable quantity to families of wage
earners.
N o fancy bacon, ready sliced, in glass jars or other small packages
is quoted.
The prices quoted are in m ost cases for bacon sliced when sold,
but in some cities the dealers sell relatively little sliced bacon, and
therefore have quoted prices for bacon b y the piece. These prices
on piece bacon have n ot been included in the city averages for the
sliced bacon, but have been included in the averages for the United
States for bacon.
HAM .

Prices are reported by each dealer on the best grade of smoked
ham that he sells in any considerable quantity to families of wage
earners.
The prices quoted are in m ost cases for sliced ham, bu t in a few
cities some of the dealers sell relatively little sliced ham, and there­
fore have quoted prices on whole ham. In such cities the average is
com puted on the prices for whole ham.
Some of the firms that sell sliced ham cut only four or five slices
from the m iddle of the ham and sell the ends without slicing. On
the other hand, some dealers slice practically all the ham, and in
such cases the prices quoted are for the best slices from the middle
of the ham. The prices for whole ham have been included in the
average prices of ham for the United States.
LARD.

All quotations are for “ pu re” lard with the exception of a few for
“ pure leaf.” N o “ com pou n d” lard is quoted. The great m ajority
o f quotations are f o r 1 tub ’ ’ lard (lard sold in bu lk ). Some quotations,
1
however, are for lard in pails. Tub lard is quoted b y the pound.
W here lard is sold b y 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.




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Y E A R L IN G .

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.
H ENS.

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 m ost cases for “ dressed” hens, although a
few dealers reported prices for “ liv e ” hens. Dressed hens are de­
scribed as “ draw n” or “ not drawn.” In a few cities hens are sold
“ full dressed” ; that is, drawn and with head and feet off.
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 b y 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. On the
Atlantic coast, for example, common descriptive terms are “ near­
b y ,” “ State,” “ eastern,” and “ western” ; in the Middle W est,
“ n ear-by” and “ country” ; in certain southern cities, “ near-by”
and “ Tennessee” ; and on the Pacific coast, “ ranch” and “ eastern
fresh.”

Prices are given for storage eggs in January, February, November,
and December, only, of each year up to 1919, when prices are also
given for October. These months represent the season when prac­
tically all the storage eggs are sold.
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 “ tu b ” butter, or in bricks, termed “ prin t” butter.
The demands for print or for tub butter seem to rest on local pref­
erences. In some cities the price is the same for both ; in others,
print butter is quoted at 1 or 2 cents higher than tub butter.
In some of the Pacific coast cities butter is usually sold in 2-pound
rints, locally known as “ squares,” but all such quotations have
een reduced to the 1-pound basis.

E

CH EESE.

The quotations for cheese represent the kind known as “ full cream ”
or “ whole m ilk.” The cheese quoted is principally New Y ork or
Wisconsin, but in the western division some quotations have been
furnished on local cheese, such as Oregon, California, and Utah.




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R E T A IL PRIC ES, 1913 TO D ECEM BER, 1919.
M IL K .

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
sold “ 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 soms cases by the quart, a bill being ren­
dered monthly for the quantity actually served. 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.
BREAD.

Prices for bread are given on the pound scaling weight prior to the
year 1918. In December, 1917, the Food Administration adopted
standard weight loaves, and beginning with January, 1918, it has
been possible to quote prices on a pound baked loaf. For all loaves
weighing other than a pound, baked, the price per pound has been
computed. In order to compare the average price of bread in any
month of the years 1918 and 1919 with the price in any month of a
previous year, it has been necessary to convert the prices in the
previous months, which are on 16 ounces of dough, to prices o n
18 ounces of dough, as this is the average scaling weight for a baked
loaf weighing a pound. These figures appear in the tables in parallel
columns. The relative figures for bread have been based on the
prices of the baked loaf.
Prices on fancy special, graham, rye, and restaurant breads have
been excluded.
FLO UR .

Flour is quoted on the eighth-barrel bag in the majority of the
cities. In the western cities, however, most of the quotations are on
the fourth-barrel, while in certain southern cities— Jacksonville,
Charleston, Mobile, New Orleans, Norfolk, and Richmond— a
majority of the sales are on quantities less than the eighth-barrel.
There are, in most of the cities, a number of quotations on the pound.
On whatever 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.8
CORN

M EAL.

The corn meal for which prices are given is usually in bulk. How­
ever, some quotations are on meal in cartons or packages. The price
of corn meal is quoted in this report on a one-pound basis. These
figures have been derived from the price charged 1by the dealer for the
quantity of corn meal most in demand among his customers and
8 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 removed
Dec. 17,1918.




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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 predominate.
Prices for corn meal were not quoted from Scranton until May, 1918,
as it had previously been little used in that city.
R IC E .

Practically all the quotations are on domestic rice grown princi­
pally in Louisiana and Texas. Prices are on the full grain only, and
are given on *loose rice or on rice in pound packages where the
package rice constitutes the bulk of the sales.
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 u sweet.”
New potatoes have been quoted only when they form the bulk of
the 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 sold by weight, using the
100-pound lot as a basis, but during the summer there is a demand
for smaller quantities than the 100-pound lot. All prices, however,
have been reduced to the pound basis.
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.
COFFEE.

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

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

SALM ON.

Salmon is canned in three styles of cans, one pound tails, one
pound flats, and one-half pound flats. The shape of the can does
not signify any particular grade or quality of fish. The net weight
of the large can is usually 15 to 16 ounces, and of the small can from
7J to *8 ounces. All prices have been reduced to the pound basis.




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R E T A IL PRIC ES, 1913 TO D ECEM BER, 1919.
O N IO N S .

The quotations on onions are for the variety m 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.
The unit of sale varies with different firms, being the pound, 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.
BEANS.

All quotations for beans are for the article commonly known as
“ navy” or “ pea” beans. The prices quoted are on the pound.
Prices, when given on the quart basis, have been reduced to the
pound.
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. All quotations are on the loose prunes.
Quotations are given on the size of prunes having the heaviest
sales in the stores reporting prices.
R A IS IN S .

The raisins for which prices are given are the seeded raisins in
packages. 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 on the smaller packages have been con­
verted to the pound basis.
EVAPORATED

M IL K .

The prices given for evaporated milk are on the unsweetened, in the
15 to 16 ounce can.
O L E O M A R G A R IN E .

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 but­
ter substitutes made from animal fat, although some grades include
small quantities of vegetable oils for purposes of coloring and cheap­
ness. JPrices are given on the pound.
NUT

M A R G A R IN E .

Under this term are included butter substitutes made from vege­
table oils only. Prices are given on standard grades and are quoted
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C R IS C O .

Prices are secured for Crisco as representative of a vegetable oil
which is used as a substitute for lard. Quotations are given mostly
on the one-pound can. When otherwise quoted, the prices are
reduced to the pound basis.
R O LLED

OATS.

Prices are quoted on standard brands both in the bulk and in the
package. When quoted on bulk the price is usually given on the
pound. Prices have been computed to the pound basis from the net
weight given on the package.
CORN

FLAK ES.

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

OF

W HEAT.

Prices are quoted for the 28-ounce package and are published for
this quantity.
M A C A R O N I.

Macaroni is sold in several different sized packages, ranging from
4J to 16 ounces, but on whatever size of package the quotation has
been given the price Jias been computed to the pound basis by using
the net weight of the package as reported by dealers.
CABBAGE.

Prices are quoted on 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.
BAKED

BEANS

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

CORN.

According to quality, corn 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
on 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 on
recognized brands of the standard grade, and are on the No. 2 size
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CANNED

TOM ATOES.

Tomatoes are graded into fancy and standard. The standard in
the No. 2 size can is sold in nearly all cities. In the East, the No. 3
can is used extensively, while in the West the No. 2 \ can is sold almost
exclusively. Prices are given in most cities on the No. 2 can. How­
ever, in those cities where the No. 3 can or 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 on the No. 2
can have been included.
BANANAS.

Prices are quoted in most cities on the dozen. In a few cities
however, bananas are sold by weight and the prices are quoted on
the pound. For these cities, the average has been made on the pound
basis, but in the average for the United States only prices on 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 keep this size in stock. Both Florida and
California oranges are included. Prices are quoted on the dozen.
COAL.
This bulletin 9 shows the average retail prices of coal on January
15 and July 15 of each year, 1913 to 1919, by cities, and for the
United States. In addition to the average prices, relative prices,
based on the average price in the year 1913, are given for the United
States for the same dates. The prices shown for each city are those
quoted on coal for retail trade for household use. From the indi­
vidual firm quotations average prices for each city have been com­
puted. 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.
The prices shown for bituminous coal are averages made on the
several kinds. The coal dealers in each city were asked to quote
prices on the kinds of bituminous coal usually sold for household use.
The prices quoted are for coal delivered to consumers, but do not
include charges for storing the coal in cellar or coal bin where an
extra handling was necessary.
Prices are shown for coal only in the cities from which prices are
secured for food and are shown for the years when food prices were ob­
tained. Practically all sales were made on the basis of a 2,000-pound
“ ton lot.” In 1919, Baltimore, Charleston, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh,
and Washington were theonly cities selling anthracite coal by the 2,240pound ton. Until January, 1917, bituminous coal was sold by the 2,240s Previous bulletins published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics containing data relative to retail prices
of coal for household use are B ulletins Nos. 105, 106, 108, 110, 113, 115, 125, 132, 136, 138, 140, 156, 184,197,
and 228.




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p.ound ton. in Charleston; until January, 1918, by the 10-barrel lots
(1,800 pounds) in Memphis and New Orleans; and until July, 1918,
by the 25-barrel lots (1,900 pounds) in Pittsburgh. All other cities
have quoted prices on a 2,000-pound ton, and, unless otherwise speci­
fied, average prices by cities are shown in this bulletin on the 2,000pound ton. All prices reported on other than the 2,000-pound ton
have been converted to this base and included in the averages for
the United States.
GAS.
This bulletin 1 gives prices for gas on April 15 of each year, 1913
1
to 1919, by individual cities, and for the United States.
For those cities where prices were secured from more than one
company, an average has been computed from the individual firm
quotations. With the exception of the following five cities, however,
there is in each city only one company distributing gas for house­
hold use: Boston, New York, Pittsburgh, Scranton, and Wash­
ington. In addition to the average prices, relative prices, based on
the average price in the year 1913, are given for the United States
for the same dates.
The prices given are per 1,000 cubic feet and are the net rates
charged for gas for household use as distinguished from use by manu­
facturing plants and industrial establishments. Where a sliding
scale of prices based on amount consumed was reported, the price
on the quantity including the first 1,000 cubic feet has been quoted.
Prices are shown for manufactured gas in 44 cities and for natural
gas in 9 cities. In Los Angeles, Calif., prices are quoted on manu­
factured and natural-gas, mixed.
DRY GOODS.
In this bulletin1 prices are given by cities for 10 articles of dry
2
goods: Calico, percale, apron gingham, dress gingham, muslin, sheet­
ing, sheets, outing flannel, wool flannel, and cotton blankets. The
prices shown are the retail prices at which these articles were soJd on
May 15 and October 15 of each year, 1915 to 1919, and on February 15
and August 15, 1919.1
3
The dry goods stores from w'hich this information is received were
selected by agents of the bureau and are, for the most part, large
department stores. Retail prices on each specific date nave been
quoted by the firms on regularly prepared schedules sent out by the
bureau. Average prices for each city have been computed for each
article from these individual firm quotations. Prices on standard
brands only have been included in these averages. In no case do the
prices include those on “ seconds” or “ mill ends,” and neither are
“ cut rate” nor “ special sale” prices included.
11 Previous bulletins published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics containing data relative to prices of gas
are Bulletins Nos. 105, 106, 108, 110, 113,115,125, 132, 136, 138, 140, 156, 184, 197, and 228.
> Previous bulletins published by the Bureau ol Labor Statistics containing data relative to retail prices
2
of dry goods are Bulletins Nos. 184, 197, and 228.
13 Prices were not secured for wool flannel and cotton blankets until May, 1917.




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SUMMARY OF PRICE CHANGES.
FOOD.
M O N TH LY AN D Y E A R L Y PRICE CHANGES IN T H E U N IT E D ST A T E S , 1913 TO 1919.

The retail price movement during the period 1913 to 1919 for the
United States is shown in Tables 1, 2, A, and B, and in Charts 1 to 24.®
The following discussions of price changes have been given and
charts have been constructed only for the 22 articles of food for which
monthly prices have been secured since January, 1913, and for which
the bureau has figures showing the annual consumption by the aver­
age family. Average money prices are given in Table C for each of
22 other food articles1 from the time when prices were first secured
4
by the bureau up to and including December, 1919.
In computing relative prices to show price movements of food
commodities, the year 1913 has been taken as the base, the average
money price during the year being taken as equal to 100. The average
money prices for each month have been computed as percentages of
that base. The result is a series of percentages showing the move­
ment of the prices of each commodity in relation to the 1913 average.
The charts constructed from the relative prices of the various com­
modities are computed on the same base and are strictly comparable
one with another.
The tables and charts showing several or all of the 22 commodities,
combined, are made from weighted aggregates of actual money prices
in order that each commodity may have an influence equal only to its
relative importance in the consumption of the average family. The
average price per unit of each commodity for each month has been
multiplied by the number of units of that commodity consumed by
the average family. These products have been added and the aggre­
gates for each month and each year have been divided by the aggre­
gate for 1913, giving a series of percentages which show the percentage
change in cost of these food commodities on the basis of 1913 equals
100 per cent. These percentages showing changes in the cost of a
group of commodities are called index numbers.
T w e n ty -tw o

F o o d

A r tic le s

C o m b in e d

.

For convenience in the study of Chart 1, Table 1 is given. The
index numbers given in Table 1 have been taken from Table B, pages
68 and 69, and show the trend in the retail cost of 22 articles of food 1
5
combined, for the United States, each month, January, 1913, to Decem­
ber, 1919.
These index numbers were determined from the average family
expenditure for these 22 food articles for each month. The average
family expenditure in the year 1913 has been taken as the base, the
expenditure for each month being divided by this base. The annual
consumption ascribed to each article of food has been used in deter­
mining the expenditure for each month in order that the trend in
prices as compared with the year 1913 might be more easily computed.
a These charts have been drawn on the logarithmic scale in order that the percentage changes m ay be
more clearly seen. For a discussion of the logarithmic chart, see article on “ Comparison of arithm etic
and ratio charts,” b y Lucian W . Chaney, M onthly Labor R eview for March, 1919, pp. 20-34. Also
“ The ‘ ratio* chart,” b y Prof. Irving Fisher, reprinted from Quarterly Publications of the American
Statistical Association, June, 1917,24 pp.
14
B oth average money prices and relative prices are given for lamb but no chart is given for this article.
Prices have been secured for lamb for th e entire period, but no figures showing consumption are y et avail­
able.
« See footnote on p. 10.




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27

S U M M A R Y OF PRICE C H AN G ES.

As will be seen in Tables 1 and B, and in Chart 1, the sustained rise
in the average family expenditure for 22 foods1 combined did not
5
begin until the latter part of 1915, more than a year after the war
began in Europe. The greatest advance in any one month was in
April, 1917, after the United States entered the war. The trend,
however, was steadily upward and in December, 1919, the average
family expenditure for these 22 foods had increased 97 per cent as
compared with the average cost in 1913.
1 . — R E LA T IV E R E T A IL COST A N D P E R CENT OF INCREASE OR D E CR EA SE
IN 2 2 ARTICLES OF FOOD COM BINED, FO R THE U N IT E D STA TES, JA N U A R Y , 1913,
TO D E CEM BER , 1919, B Y MONTHS A ND Y E i-R S.

T able

Per cent
of in­
crease
( + ) or
decrease
( —),each
specified
B elattve

Relative
Year and month.

(average cost , J f ® e a r

Year and month.

ceding
and
month
with
month
pre­
ceding.
1913: A verage for y e a r ..
January.......................
February.....................
March..........................
A pril............................
M ay.............................
June.............................
J u ly .............................
A ugust.........................
September...................
October.......................
November...................
December...................
1914: A verage for y e a r ..
January.......................
February.....................
March..........................
A pril............................
May.............................
June.............................
Ju ly.............................
A ugust........................
September...................
October.......................
November...................
December....................
1915: Average for y e a r ..
January.......................
February.....................
March..........................
A pril............................
May.............................
June.............................
Ju ly.............................
A ugust........................
September...................
October.......................
November...................
December....................
1916: A verage for y e a r . .
January.......................
February.....................
March..........................
A pril............................
M ay..............................
June.............................




100
98
97
97
98
97
98

-

ceding
and
m onth
w ith
m onth
pre­
ceding.

1
0

104
105
104

+ 1
- 1
+ 1
+ 2
+ 1
+ 1
+ 2
+ 1
- 1

102

+

1 00
101
1 02

104
101

99
97
98
D9
102

107
107
105
105
105
101

103
101

98
99
1 00
100
1 00
1 00
101

103
104
105
114
107
106
107
109
109
1 12

2
0

- 3
- 2
- 2
+ 1
+ 1
+ 3
+ 5
-

0
2
0
0

- 1
- 2
- 2
- 3
+ 1
+ 1

+
+
+
+

Per cent
of in­
crease
( + ) or
decrease
( —),each
specified
£ £ «

0
0
0
1
2
1
1

+13
+ 2
- 1
+ 1
+ 2
0

+ 3

1916—Concluded.
July..............................
August........................
September...................
October.......................
November...................
December....................

111

113
118
121

126
126

- 1
+ 2
+ 4
+ 3
+ 4
0

1917: Average for y e a r ..
January.......................
February.....................
March..........................
A pril............................
M ay.............................
June.............................
July.............................
A ugust........................
September...................
October.......................
November...................
December....................

146
128
133
133
145
151
152
146
149
153
157
155
157

+ 28
+ 2
+ 4

1918: A verage for y e a r ..
January.......................
February.....................
March..........................
A pril............................
M ay.............................
June.............................
Ju ly..............................
A ugust........................
September...................
October.......................
November...................
December...................

168
160
161
154
154
158
162
167
171
178
181
183
187

+15
+ 2
+ 1
- 4

1919: A verage for y e a r ..
January.......................
February.....................
March..........................
A pril............................
May.............................
June.............................
Ju ly..............................
A ugust........................
September...................
October.......................
Novem ber...................
December....................

186
185
172
175
182
185
184
190
192
188
189
192
197

15 See footnote on p. 10.

0

+
+
+
_
+
+
+
+

9
4
1
4
2

3
3
1
1

0

+
+
+
+
+
+
+
+

3
3
3
2

4
2
1
2

+11
- 1

+
+
+
+
+
+
+
+

7
2

4
2
1

3
1
2
1
2

3

28

R E T A IL PR IC E S, 1913 TO DECEM BER, 1919.
C e r e a ls

,

m e a ts ,

a n d

d a ir y

p r o d u c ts

.

Table 2 shows the trend in the retail cost of three groups of food
commodities— cereals, meats, and dairy products. The articles com­
posing these groups have been selected from, the 22 foods 1 for which
6
the bureau has consumption figures, and have been grouped as follows:
Cereals.— Bread, flour, corn meal, rice.
Meats.— Sirloin steak, round steak, rib roast, chuck roast, plate
beef, pork chops, bacon, ham, hens.
Dairy products.— Butter, cheese, milk.
The average price for each article has been multiplied by the figure
representing the proportion that that food bears to the total food
budget. The products thus obtained for the several commodities
within each group have been totaled and from, these totals relatives
have been computed, using the total of each group for the year 1913
as the base, or 100. The method employed m determining the cost
of these groups of food makes the percentage changes in each group
comparable with those in each other group.
The percentage changes in the cost of these three groups of food
are shown in graphic form in Chart 2,
T able

2 .—R E L A T IV E R E T A IL COST OF SP E C IFIE D GRO U PS OF FOOD COMMODITIES

FO R T H E U N IT E D ST A T ES, JA N U A R Y , 1913, TO D E C E M B ER , 1919
[Average cost for 1913=100.]

Year and month.
1913: A verage for year.
January.....................
February..................
March........................
April..........................
May...........................
Jun e..........................
July...........................
A ugust......................
Septem ber................
October.....................
N ovem ber................
December.................
1914: A verage for year.
January.....................
February..................
March........................
April.........................
May...........................
Jun e..........................
July...........................
August......................
September................
October.....................
Novem ber................
December.................
1915: A verage fo r year.
January................... .
February................ .
March...................... .
April.........................
May...........................
Jun e..........................
July...........................
A ugust......................
Septem ber.............. .
October...................
N ovem ber...............
December................
1916: A verage for year
January...................
February................ .
March......................
April........................
May......................... .
Jun e........................ .




Dairy
Cereals. Meats. prod­
ucts.

100
100
101
101
101
101

100
93
94
97
101
101
101
103
104
104
103
101
99

107

103

100
100
99

103
104
104
104
104
104
103
107
112
112
112
112
122
119
126
126
126
128
124
121
120
117
115
114
115

100
101
101
102
103
103
105
110
108
105
103
99
100

127

108

117
120
118
117
117
117

99
100
104
107
109
112

96 |
98
100
101
102
102
102
103
100
97

100
104
104
105
103
96
95
94
95
99
100
102
103
97

Year and month.
1916— Concluded.

Dairy
Cereals. Meats. prod­
ucts.

July................................
A ugust............................
Septem ber.....................
October..........................
N ovem ber.....................
December.......................

116
125
135
141
152
146

112
112
114
112
109
108

97
98
103
108
113
117

1917: Average for year___
January.......... w ............

187

137

128

February.......................
March.............................
April...............................
May................................
Jun e...............................
July................................
A ugust...........................
Septem ber.....................
October..........................
N ovem ber.....................
December.......................

103
97
96
92
92
93
94 1918: Average for year___
97
January..........................
99
February.......................
100
March.............................
102 I
April...............................
102
May................................
June...............................
96
July................................
101
A ugust...........................
99
Septem ber.....................
96
October..........................
96
N ovem ber......................
95
December.......................
94
94 1919: Average for year___
90
January..........................
93
February.......................
95
March.............................
98
April...............................
101
May................................
Jun e...............................
103
Ju ly................................
100
August...........................
100
September.....................
104
October..........................
104
N ovem ber.....................
December.......................

1 See footnote on page 10.
6

149
150
153
171
207
201
195
205
210
200
198
194
194

112
118
124
135
139
140
141
143
149
152
145
146

117
119
118
126
121
123
123
127
132
138
141
145

191
191
193
194
194
193
194
196
197
195
193
192

173

153

150
152
152
161
172
178
179
182
188
187
184
182

149
151
147
140
140
139
142
146
157
169
174
185

198

184

177

197
198
198
203
208
210
212
213
213
213
215
219

185
180
182
190
194
189
193
190
185
178
173
169

181
161
173
179
174
167
167
171
174
184
192
197




ClIAET 2 .

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o.




C h a r t 4.




C h a b t 5.




(.’HAST 0 .

1913

1814

1915

1916

1917

1918

im

C h a r t 7.







C h a b t 8.







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Chart 11.

S U M M A R Y OF PRIC E CHANGES*
S ir lo in

s te a k ,

r o u n d

s te a k ,

r ib

r o a s t,

c h u c k

29

r o a s t,

a n d

p la te

b e e f.

The prices of these five beef cuts show the same general trend.
The highest point reached by all, with the exception of plate, was
in May, 1919. The price of plate in May, 1919, was approximately
1 per cent less than it was in June, 1918. In May, 1919, sirloin
steak was 75 per cent, round steak, 87 per cent, rib roast, 78 per
cent, and chuck roast and plate beef, each 86 per cent, above the
1913 average. Since the beginning of 1917, plate beef and chuck
roast show greater percentages of increase than sirloin steak. Since
the latter part of 1913 the percentage increase in the price of round
steak has been greater than in the price of sirloin. The curves in
Charts 3 and 5 showing the percentage changes in the prices of sir­
loin steak and rib roast are almost identical during the entire 7-year
period.
The monthly trend in the prices of these five cuts of beef is shown
in Charts 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7. The relative figures, from which the
charts have been drawn appear in Table A.
P o r k

c h o p s ,

b a c o n ,

h a m ,

a n d

la r d

.

Though the prices of pork chops advanced rapidly, the trend
shows normal seasonal fluctuations. Pork chops normally advance
in price in the early fall and decline during the winter. The per­
centage increases between the low and high points in the year periods
were as follows: In 1913, 22 per cent; in 1914, 24 per cent; in 1915,
30 per cent; in 1916, 42 per cent; in 1917, 74 per cent; in 1918, 37
per cent; and in 1919, 24 per cent.

The trend in the prices of bacon and ham has been practically the
same, though from April, 1917, the percentage increases in the price
of bacon have been slightly greater than in the price of ham.
From September, 1915, until December, 1917, lard advanced in
price 140 per cent. During 1918 the price varied little from that in
December, 1917. The lowrest prices in 1918 (in June and July)
were 2 per cent below, and the highest prices (in October, November,
and December) were 2 per cent above, the price in December, 1917.
In February, 1919, the price of lard w as 6 per cent below the price
T
in December, 1918, but in July and August the price was 31 per cent
above the price in February. The price for these two months was
the highest since 1913, being 166 per cent above the average for that
year. The price in December, 1919, had declined 17 per cent from
that in July and August, but was still 2 per cent higher than in De­
cember, 1918.
The monthly trend in the prices of pork chops, bacon, ham, and
lard is shown in Charts 8, 9, 10, and 11. The relative figures from
which these charts have been drawn appear in Table A.
H e n s .

The trend in the price of hens shows rather marked seasonal
fluctuations. Because of the high cost of feed and the decreased
egg production in winter, a great many hens are marketed in the
fall. Hens are also in the best condition for marketing at this time.
The increased supply on the market usually causes a drop in prices.




30

R E T A IL PR IC E S, 1913 TO DECEM BER, 1919.

From the spring of 1916, the price of hens showed a sustained
rise, reaching in May, 1919, 43.5 cents per pound, which price was
104 per cent above the average price in 1913.
The high prices maintained during the year 1918 were, no doubt,
in part accounted for by the fact that the consumption had greatly
increased, due to the institution by the United States Food Adminis­
tration of “ meatless” days. The eating of hens was not a violation
of the request of the Food Administration.
No hens were on the market during March and April, 1918, by
order of the Food Administration.
Chart 12 shows the monthly trend in the price of hens since 1913.
The relative figures from which this chart has been drawn appear in
Table A.
Bulletin No. 21 of the War Industries Board comments as follows
on the state of the poultry market in the latter part of 1917 and the
first months of 1918:1
7
Poultry (fresh or frozen) was included in the presidential license proclamations of
October 8, 1917, and January 10, 1918. On March 2, 1918, the Food Administration
issued special rules and regulations governing wholesalers, jobbers, commission mer­
chants, and retailers of frozen poultry. These rules and regulations limited the
margins which licensees might take over certain specified costs and also prescribed
allowable trading between licensees.
The Food Administration issued a special rule effective between February 11, 1918,
and April 19,1918, that licensees should not ship, sell, or negotiate the sale of any live
or freshly killed hens or pullets. The effect of this rule was to keep prospective egg
producers on the farms and make available a large quantity of eggs [and] fowl that
would otherwise have been marketed.
Dressed poultry was included under item No. 46 of the list of restricted imports
No. 1, March 23, 1918 * * *.
E g g s.

Prices for eggs probably show seasonal fluctuations more markedly
than those for any other food. In winter, when feed is high and the
production is less, prices go u p ; in summer, because of reversed con­
ditions, prices usually drop. Chart 13 shows that in addition to
seasonal changes the price trend has been upward since the spring of
1916. The lowest point in 1917 was 27 per cent above the lowest
point in 1916. The lowest price in 1918 was 22 per cent above the
lowest price in 1917 and the lowest price in 1919 was 14 per cent above
the lowest price in 1918 and 92 per cent above the lowest price in 1913.
The highest price, in December, 1919, was 11 per cent above the
preceding high point, and 81 per cent above the highest price in 1913.
Chart 13 shows the monthly trend in the retail price of eggs since
1913. The relative figures from which this chart has been drawn
appear in Table A.
In addition to seasonal causes other conditions which affected the
price of eggs during 1918 are commented on as follows in Bulletin 21
of the War Industries B oa rd :1
8
The price of eggs increased during 1917 and 1918 in spite of the increase in egg pro­
duction and the decrease in exports. Increase in the price of meats and the inaugura­
tion of meatless days caused the demand for eggs to increase perceptibly.
The abnormally high peak in January, 1918, was due to a shortage in production on
account of the very severe weather, to a tie-up of railroad shipments, and to the small
remaining quantity of storage eggs. The abrupt drop in price during February and
March was due to heavy shipments from Southern States.
w History of Prices During the War, Bui. No. 21, War Industries Board, p. 7.
18 History of Prices During the War, Bui. No. 21, War Industries Board, pp. 11,14.







Ghaut 12.

1913

1914

.1915

1926

C ha r t 13.







C h a r t 14.




C h a e t 15.




C h a r t 16.

1913

1914

1915

1916

1917

1918

1919

SU M M ARY OF PRICE CHANGES.
B u tte r

31

.

The price movement of butter shows, in addition to the upward
trend, the usual seasonal fluctuations, decreasing in the summer
months and increasing in the fall and winter. In February, 1919,
market conditions affected the price of butter, which dropped 19 per
cent from January 15 to February 15. The market soon became
steady, however, and the price increased 16 per cent in the next month.
The lowest price during the summer, or 62.8 cents, in July, was 24 per
cent above the lowest price in 1918.
The price in December, 1919, of 78 cents per pound was 24 per cent
above the price of 62.8 cents in July, ana 104 per cent above the
average price of 38.3 cents for the year 1913.
Chart 14 shows the monthly trend in the retail price of butter. The
relative figures from which this chart has been drawn appear in
Table A.
Bulletin 21 of the W ar Industries Board makes the following state­
ments concerning the butter market ip. 1917 and 1918:1
9
Government restrictions.— Butter was included in the presidential license proclama­
tions of October 8, 1917, and January 10, 1918.
On June 19, 1918, the Food Administration directed that licensees dealing in coldstorage butter should not exceed certain definite margins per pound in selling. These
rules were amended in some respects and were made to include fresh as well as storage
butter.
On August 28, 1918, there was commandeered for the use of the Army, Navy, and
Allies between 25 and 30 million pounds of creamery butter, which was 60 per cent of
storage stocks in warehouses as of August 1, 1918.
Creamery butter and butter substitutes were included in the export conservation
list of May 17, 1918. Butter was included under item No. 113 of the list of restricted
imports No. 2, April 22, 1918. B y proclamation of July 9, 1917, the export of butter
Tvas prohibited except by virtue of a special license.
M ilk .

Milk remained at almost the same price during 1913, 1914, and 1915.
Since the latter part of 1916, however, the trend has been almost
the same as that for butter. The highest price in December, 1919,
was 6 per cent above the December, 1918, price, which in turn was
20 per cent above the price in December, 1917. The price in Decem­
ber, 1917, was 31 per cent above the price in December, 1916.
Chart 15 shows the monthly trend m the retail price of milk since
1913. The relative figures from which this chart has been drawn
appear in Table A.
C h e e s e .

The price of cheese began to increase sooner than did that of butter
or milk. In the early part of 1917 there was a much greater percent­
age increase in the price o f cheese than in milk or butter. During 1918
the price m ovem ent was practically the same as that of milk, but dur­
ing 1919 the percentage increase was greater for cheese than for milk.

Chart 16 shows the monthly trend in the price of cheese since 1913.
The relative figures from which this chart has been drawn appear in
Table A.
1 H is to ry of Prices D u rin g th e W ar, B u i. No. 21, W a r Industries Board, p. 16.
9




32

R E T A IL

PRICES. 1913

TO

F lo u r

DECEMBER, 1919.

•

During 1913 and until August, 1914, the retail price of flour
remained very close to the average price for the year 1913. In
August, 1914, there was an increase o f 9 per cent and in September
a further increase of 6 per cent. From August, 1914, until May,
1917, the price curve was upward. There were, however, some
rather abrupt declines in the price. From May, 1915, until the
following October there was a gradual decline of 20 per cent and
from February, 1916, until the following July there was a decline of
7 per cent. There was also a decline of 4 per cent in December, 1916.
The highest price reached during the seven-year period was in
May, 1917. The average price in May was 8.8 cents per pound, an
increase of 166 per cent over 3.3 cents, the average for the year 1913.
The following July shows a decline of 17 per cent as compared with
the May price. There was a slight increase in August, but from this
date until the close of the year 1918 prices show a gradual decline.
The December, 1918, price was 24 per cent below the peak. In
January, 1919, there was a slight decline, but from January until
May there was an increase of 14 per cent. A decline of 3 per cent
was shown from July until October, but the price in December
showed an increase of 3 per cent over the price in May, and an increase
of 15 per cent over the price in December, 1918. Tlie price in Decem­
ber, 1919, was 13 per cent below the peak in May, 1917.

Chart 17 shows the monthly trend m the price of flour since 1913.
The relative figures from which this chart has been drawn appear
in Table A.
The following summary of Bulletin No. 13 of the War Industries
Board,2 gives the reasons for the principal changes in the prices of
0
wheat and flour at wholesale during the period of the war. The
fluctuation in the wholesale price of these commodities is reflected
with such surprising precision in the retail price of flour that the
summary is o f value in interpreting changes m the price of flour.
Wheat prices in the prewar period were fixed in a world market on the basis of world­
wide supply and demand. The war brought about grave interruptions in supply
and changes in demand, which exerted a great influence on prices. The demand for
wheat as an article needed to sustain military efficiency and civilian morale became
extraordinarily intense. * * *
The war caused a new grouping of the nations of the world, and this new alignment
had a controlling effect upon the wheat problem. * * * In order to obtain their
annual consumption of over 900,000,000 bushels, the western European Allies (United
Kingdom, France, Italy, and Belgium) ordinarily import almost 400,000,000 bushels
of wheat a year. The Central Powers, on the other hand, normally raise all but about
70.000.000 bushels of their total needs of about 500,000,000 bushels. The European
neutrals are obliged to import an average of 60,000,000 bushels to make up their needs
of over 200,000,000 bushels. British India generally exports 50,000,000 bushels;
Australia and New Zealand, about the same amount; and South America, about
85.000.000 bushels; while Africa has to import a little wheat to meet its requirements.
A ll of the European powers—allied, neutral, and enemy—were deficient in wheat
production in normal times. Russia and Roumania alone produced a surplus. * * *
With the closing of the Dardanelles, however, this source oi supply was cut off. Later,
war and revolution rendered Russia incapable of meeting even her own needs. The
large wheat-producing lands of Bulgaria and Roumania came under the control of
the Central Powers, and the production of the western Allies fell far below the normal
prewar average. Both Allies and neutrals were forced to depend more and more on
overseas shipments to make up their deficits. Australian and Indian wheat was made
20

History of Prices During the War, Bui. No. 13, War Industries Board, pp. 5-14.




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1913

1914

1916

1916

191?

1918

1919

SU M M AR Y OF PRICE CHANGES.

33

laigely inaccessible because of the shortage of shipping due to heavy transport demands
and to submarine losses. Thus, early m the war, because of nearness to the Allies
and because of common interests with them, the United States and Canada became
the only available sources of supply
* * *
[For a short time after the beginning of the war there were wide variations in the
price of wheat within the United States due to the fact that] there was grave uncer­
tainty regarding the cancellation of contracts, particularly those of the Central Em ­
pires, and concerning the disposition of grain under contract. * * * This condition
lasted but a short time and prices all began to feel the influence of war demands com ­
bined with the shut-off of the Russian and Danubian supplies. With the exception
of the declines in October, 1914, and March, 1915, the former due to competition from
Argentina and the latter to the temporary prospects of the reopening of the Dardanelles
and an access to the Russian wheat supply, prices kept rising until the peak was
reached in the spring of 1915. * * *
[In June, 1915, there was a sudden drop due to the fear that shipments to England
would be cut off.] Poor reports from Argentina and Australia created a speculative
rise in July. [This was not reflected in the retail price of flour for July.] In Septem­
ber there was a drop which resulted from a report that the Turkish troops had been cut
off from communication with Constantinople. Such an event would have made
Europe independent of the United States for its supply of wheat and would have led
to the cancellation of all allied orders. October and November witnessed little rise in
prices * * * because the allied purchasing agents were waiting for lower prices
before making further purchases. [No rise reflected in retail prices of flour. ]^
The 1916 wheat crop was [not as large as expected and] * * * the continuation
of the enormous foreign demand steadily carried prices up. The consolidation of
buying for the Allies * * * brought immense absorption of supplies and extensive
shipments. The success of the submarine operations and the decrease of tonnage
resulted in the diversion to North America of a still greater demand * * * and
May, 1917, saw the highest prices ever reached on the American market. The prospect
of Federal control brought prices down in June and July. * * *
The unsettled conditions of the market and the inadequacy of the transportation
system led generally to inflated prices, speculation, and chaotic conditions in the
wheat and flour industry. The Government met this situation b y the establishment
of the United States Food Administration. The latter bod y attempted to meet the
emergency as follows: (a) It required approval b y the Food Administration for the
storage of wheat and flour in the United States more than 30 days, thus making it
impossible for any person to engage successfully in speculation or hoarding of wheat
and flour; (b) it regulated the flour mills of the country b y prohibiting contracts for
sale of flour more than 30 days in advance, thereby preventing the possibility of
speculation in flour contracts; (c) it requested all tne grain exchanges to suspend
absolutely for the period of the war all trade in futures of every character, because the
interference with the normal flow of wheat in the world’s market had rendered inopera­
tive the normal function of price stabilization in the exchanges.
[On August 10, 1917, Congress passed the food and fuel control act^guaranteeing a
minimum of $2 per bushel for the 1918 wheat.] Having fixed the price for the 1918
harvest during the harvest season of 1917, the Government deemed it necessary to
establish a price for the 1917 crop. This price, fixed b y the President upon the recom­
mendation of a committee appointed b y him, was announced August 30, 1917. The
guaranteed minimum price was placed at $2.20 a bushel for No. 1 northern spring and
its equivalents at Chicago, with differentials for grades and markets. ^ On February 21,
1918, the President, b y a proclamation, made the 1917 prices applicable to the 1918
crop. B y an Executive order of June 21, 1918, the price of wheat was raised to $2.26
a bushel lor No. 1 northern spring and its equivalents at Chicago. The Food Adminis­
tration Grain Corporation controlled the market through its purchases and sales for
the Allies and for the Government, and used its control over supply and distribution
to make the legal minimum price of wheat the maximum.

The fixing of the price of wheat resulted in limiting the price of
flour. By January, 1918, flour had declined 25 per cent from the
price in May and 13 per cent from the price in August, when the price
of wheat was fixed.
The price of flour also was regulated b y the Food Administration. Hoarding and
speculation were prohibited, and profits were limited. Millers were forbidden from
selling flour at more than a reasonable advance over the average purchase price of the
wheat, and fair price schedules for various localities were published. Prices, under
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RE T A IL PRIC ES, 1913 TO D ECEM BER, 1919.

these regulations, represented cost of production plus a maximum profit of 25 cents a
barrel on flour. * * * Uniform contracts and uniform invoices were prescribed.
Millers were required to sell wheat flour substitutes with wheat flour * * * and
the sale and use of flour for purposes other than human consumption were forbidden.
Wheat millers were compelled to use not more than 264 pounds of 58 pounds a bushel
or heavier clean wheat (wheat after it has been passed over the receiving and first
milling separators) in making 196 pounds of flour. The regulation fixed the minimum
flour extraction at 74.3 per cent tor wheat testing 58 pounds or better a bushel. A
schedule was published further fixing the maximum amount of wheat of other test
weights to be used in making 196 pounds of flour. An order, effective December 25,
1917, compelled the milling of only one kind of flour, namely, a 95 per cent flour,
and this was followed by regulations effective in March, 1918, making 100 per cent
“ straight” flour the standard. This flour (containing the patents, clears, and low
grades) was not subject to separation or division.
At the beginning of the new milling year, July 1, 1918, the Food Administration
adopted a more direct plan of price control for flour. * * * Prices were fixed at
seaboard points, and local prices were obtained by making allowances for freight.
These schedules were superseded by a later plan, July 22, 1918, establishing definite
fair prices at every mill point in the United States. * * *
The cost to the consumer has been this fair price plus the cost of freight, packing,
and handling. * * *
Flour prices follow those of wheat with surprising precision. * * * Like wheat,
flour rose quite steadily from August, 1914, to February, 1915, when a slight drop in
flour prices reflected the wheat situation. The high point [in wholesale, as in retail]
was reached in May [19151. Immediately afterwards the fall in wheat prices due to
the Dardanelles situation brought flour down also. The export demands also fell off
in that period, the allied purchasing agents waiting for still lower prices. The flour
market remained low during the remainder of 1915 and early 1916, when the acute
prospective shortage of the cereal grains sent flour prices upward. Peace rumors in
December, 1916, and railroad embargoes on shipments east in late January, 1917,
caused minor fluctuations, but flour kept advancing until the $14 mark [wholesale]
was passed. In May, 1917, talk of food control started a decline. * * * With the
1918 crop “ fair prices’ ' were announced [July 22, 1918] at the various mill points in
the United States; and thus the [wholesale] price of flour, too, became virtually fixed.
B r e a d

.

Bread prices, like those of flour, followed the prices of wheat,
though not so closely. During the year 1913 the price of bread did
not change. There was an increase in January, 1914, and other in­
creases in August and September. In January and February, 1915,
the price also advanced. T heprice level then remained about the
same until September, 1916. The highest price in the year 1916 was
in November. The price declined in December but rose again each
month until the high point was reached in August, 1917, when it was
82 per cent above the 1913 average. The Food Administration was
organized during this month, giving a measure of reality to previous
rumors of food control and probably accountingfor the decline from
August, 1917, until the end of the year. In December, 1917, the
Food Administration fixed the standard weight of loaves. From
January the price rose slightly until June, 1918, at about which point
it remained during 1918. The highest price charged during the
period of Food Administration control was 2 per cent below the high
point prior to control. In July, 1919, bread was the same price as
in July, 1918, but from July until December there was a gradual ad­
vance in the price. In December, 1919, the price was 82 per cent
above the average price for the year 1913. In November and
December, 1919, the price was the same as in August, 1917, the
highest point reached just prior to the organization of the Food
Administration.










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S U M M A R Y OF PRICE C H AN G ES.

35

Chart 18 shows the monthly trend in the retail price of bread since
1913. The relative figures from which this chart has been drawn
appear in Table A.
Bulletin No. 9 of the War Industries Board makes the following
statement concerning licenses and regulations of bakers during the
period of Food Administration control:2
1
License regulations were applied [by the Food Administration] to bakers, [who]
were limited in the amount of stocks of wheat flour, sugar, and shortening that they
could carry. Bakers of bread and rolls were required to use 25 per cent substitutes,
and bakers of other products 33J per cent of wheat-flour substitutes. Standard sizes
of loaves and rolls were prescribed, and bakery products made in conformity to regu­
lations were permitted to be called “ victory products.” The restrictions as to the
use of the wheat-flour substitutes and other ingredients were modified from time to
time as conditions changed, and late in 1918 they were all repealed.
C o r n

m e a l

.

The price of corn meal shows no abnormal fluctuations until the
latter part of 1916, from which time until September, 1917, there
was a rapid advance in the price. The price in September, 1917,
was 8.1 cents per pound, which was 172 per cent above the 1913
average price of 3 cents per pound.
The price of meal was slightly above that of flour during the latter
part o f 1917 and the first half of 1918.
From September, 1917, the trend in the price of meal was down­
ward, until March, 1919. From March until the end of the year 1919
there was a gradual increase in the price. The price in December,
1919, was 19 por cent below the peak in September, 1917, but was
still 3 per cent above the price in December, 1918, and 120 per cent
above the average price for the year 1913.
Chart 19 shows the monthly trend in the retail price of corn meal
since 1913. The relative figures from which this chart has been drawn
appear in Table A.
The high prices for corn meal during the war may, in part, be ac­
counted for by the following reasons assigned by the War Industries
Board in Bulletin No. 10:2
2
The corn market in the years 1913, 1914, 1915, and 1916 was fairly normal. Average
annual prices of corn and its products did not rise over 20 j>er cent above the prewar
level. The year 1917, however, was the most spectacular in the history of the corn
trade. During the autumn No. 3 yellow sold at Chicago for over $2 a bushel (whole­
sale), a price never before attained.
Several causes contributed to the setting of this record: (1) A small supply of corn;
(2) demand for hogs; (3) demand b y distillers; (4) shortage of wheat; and (5) small
crop in Argentina.
A ll in all, 1917 was undoubtedly the most exciting corn year we have ever had.
War had been declared in April. There was little corn in the market. The demand
was great. * * *
The year 1918, although not the equal of 1917, was also a remarkable year for corn.
Price levels in general tended downward. The 1917 crop was large, but of very poor
quality—with 60 per cent merchantable compared with 84 per cent for the previous
crop. The total amount merchantable was smaller than during the previous year,
and for that matter, was the smallest of the six-year period (191o to 1918). The amount
shipped from the farms was the largest of the six-year period—but very late in being
shipped because of the shortage of freight cars and the cold weather. Some of the corn
was unsalable; most was of sample grade. Whatever the causes, corn was high, and
it stayed high, although showing a downward tendency.
21 History of Prices During the War, Bul. No. 9, War Industries Board, p. 10.
** History of Prices During the War, Bul. No. 10, War Industries Board, pp. 8 and 9.




36

R E T A IL PRIC ES,

1913 TO DECEMBER, 1919.
R ic e .

As shown in the chart, the trend in the retail price of rice shows
less fluctuation than in most of the other articles of food. The prices
in the first six months of 1913 were slightly below the average for
that year, and the prices in the last six months of 1914 were slightly
above the 1913 average. During the years 1915 and 1916, rice
maintained a comparatively uniform level, but slightly higher than
in the latter half of 1914. From March, 1917, until February, 1919,
there was a steady increase in price. During 1918 there was a great
demand for rice for the manufacture of rice flour, due in large measure
to the fact that the Food Administration was urging the use of rice
as a wheat substitute. This, no doubt, led to its scarcity on the retail
market during the summer of 1918, and consequently to the steadily
increased prices. B y voluntary agreements with rice millers, prices
were fixed by the Food Administration on July 16, 1918.
The average price of rice in 1919, although showing a slight decline
in March, April, and May, increased rapidly from May until De­
cember. The price of 17.7 cents in December, 1919, was 27 per cent
above the price of 13.9 cents in December, 1918, and 102 per cent
above the average of 8.7 cents for the year 1913.
Chart 20 shows the monthy trend in the retail price of rice since
1913. The relative figures from which this chart has been drawn
appear in Table A.
Bulletin No. 11 of the War Industries Board2 makes the following
3
statements relative to licenses, regulations, and agreements which
affected the trade in rice during the period of food, control by the
United States:
In common with other cereals, rice and rice flour were included in the list of com­
modities for which export licenses were required by proclamation of the President
July 9, 1917. Licenses for the import of rice were required by the President’s procla­
mation of November 28, 1917. Except regulations limiting the amount of stocks
allowed to be kept on hand or under control and prohibiting unreasonable profits, no
restrictions were placed on domestic trade in rice. On the other hand, rice was one
of the cereals which were recommended as substitutes for wheat, and production of
rice flour was greatly increased because of the demand for it by bakers and by manu­
facturers of mixed flours. During 1918, agreements were entered into between the
United States Food Administration on the one hand and rice millers on the other hand
under which millers agreed to pay farmers certain basic prices for rough rice, and
agreed not to sell cleaned rice and other rice products for more than certain specified
prices. This agreement also regulated the amount of rough rice out of a farmer’s total
production that a miller might purchase in any month. The purpose of this agreement
as stated was a “ desire to prevent * * * a scarcity of rice * * * injurious
speculation, manipulations, and private controls affecting the supply, distribution,
and movement of rice, and * * * to aid in establishing and maintaining Govern­
ment control of rice during the war ” and to insure “ to the consumer a supply of cleaned
rice at a reasonable price.”
P o ta to e s .

During 1913, and up to the outbreak of the war, potatoes sold at
an average price somewhat lower than during years immediately
preceding. Average prices per peck for potatoes from 1890 to 1919
are shown in Table 6.
The high point in the price of potatoes in 1914 was in July. This
price was 53 per cent above the average for the year 1913, and 53
per cent above the June, 1915, price.
*3 History of Prices During the War, Bui. No. 11, War Industries Board, pp. 13 and 14.




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C h a b t 22.

SU M M ARY OF PRICE CHANGES.

37

Buying for export seems not to have extended to potatoes until
1916. The June, 1916, price was 65 per cent above the June, 1915,
price, but only 8 per cent above the July, 1914, price. From the lat­
ter part of 1916, however, the trend shows a rapid advance. The
June, 1917, price, which was the highest ever reached, was 121 per
cent above the June, 1916, price, and 266 per cent above the average
price for the year 1913.
From June, 1917, until the following September, prices declined as
rapidly as they had advanced during the first half of the year. The
highest point in 1918 was 37 per cent below the price in June, 1917.
The highest price in 1919 was 28 per cent above the highest price in
1918 and 19 per cent below the peak in June, 1917.
Chart 21 shows the monthly trend in the retail price of potatoes
since 1913. The influence of new potatoes on prices in midsummer
of each year, in spite of other disturbing influences, is clearly shown
in this chart. The relative figures from which this chart has been
drawn appear in Table A.
Bulletin No. 14 of the War Industries Board makes the following
statements relative to the price, shipments, and grading of potatoes
under the regulations of the Food Administration.2
4
After our entrance into the war the significant fact was the influence of Govern­
ment purchase and Government regulation. The use of vegetables by the Army
and Navy doubtless exerted some influence on prices of these commodities, but this
influence is very difficult to appraise. * * *
The work of the Food Administration affected the prices of vegetables only indi­
rectly. Food Administration regulations applied to the activity of distributors, the
coordination of purchase, and the stimulation and conservation of supply. Although
the Food Administration had no legal status until August 10,1917, its influence began
to be felt at an earlier date through the use of pu blic appeals and the institution of
agreements with dealers. The regulations which became effective were aimed not
at prices directly, but at the prevention of abuse and extortion. In so far as these
efforts eliminated violent fluctuations in demand and manipulation of supply, they
must have tended not only to steady prices but also to produce a lower price to the
consumer and a higher price to the original producer. Distributors were prohibited
from canceling contracts after goods were in transit or from shipping goods below con­
tract requirements. Consignees were forbidden to make unreasonable refusal of
shipments. Terms of sale were prescribed and the submission of disputes to arbi­
tration was required. Commission merchants were forbidden to make unreasonable
charges and required to make prom pt accounting and remittance. They must not
bu y goods sent them on consignment without informing the principal. Potatoes
must be quoted b y the pound and shipped practically free from frost and injury and
graded as to quality according to the standards of the Department of Agriculture.
S u g a r

.

The price of sugar wus below the 1913 average for 6 months of the
year 1913. The highest point in 1913 was in September when it was
only 4 per cent above the average for the year. For the first seven
months of the year 1914, sugar prices continued low, dropping in
April and May of that year to 9 per cent below the average price in
the year 1913. In August, 1914, however, the price increased 52 per
cent above the July price. From August, 1914, to April, 1917, the
date when the United States entered the war, the general trend in
the price of sugar was upward, though there were many breaks show­
ing the irregularity of uncontrolled prices.
In April, May, and June, 1918, under price control, sugar was
cheaper than in the same months of 1917. From April, 1917, to
2 History of Prices During the War, Bul. No. 14, War Industries Board, p. 9.
4




38

E E TAIL PRICES, 1913 TO DECEMBER, 1919.

June, 1919, the price of sugar had increased only 10 per cent. From
June to December, 1919, the price increased 37 per cent. The price
in December, 1919, was 51 per cent above the price in April, 1917,
and 164 per cent above the average price for the year 1913. The
price of sugar itself was not controlled until November 30, 1917.
Chart, 22 shows the monthly trend in the retail price of sugar since
1913. The relative figures from which this chart has been drawn
appear in Table A.
Bulletin No. 13 of the War Industries Board makes the following
statements concerning the history of sugar prices.2
5
The price of sugar in this country is so intimately related to foreign conditions and
prices that it is important to note briefly the outstanding features of the world mar­
ket. [In normal prewar years vast quantities of sugar were purchased b y foreign
nations. The largest percentage of sugar purchased by the United Kingdom came
from Germanic beet sugar sources.]
[Of the cane sugar sources, Cuba had the largest surplus, sending almost the whole
of that surplus to the United States. Java had the next largest surplus, sending
sugar to India, China, and Japan.] The only countries engaged in the recent war
which did not have considerable surplus or deficits were France and Italy.
In addition to the striking dependence of the United Kingdom upon Germanic
sources, it should also be [noted]" that two-thirds of the domestic sugar normally pro­
duced in France came from the northern regions, w hich for four years were in Ger­
man possession. During the four years prior to the war the output of beet sugar
averaged 45 per cent of the world total, of which total Germany and Austria-Hungary
produced over one-fourth.
The most immediate effect of the European war was to shut off from both the United
Kingdom and France the sources of two-thirds of their sugar supplies. * * *
The United Kingdom met the situation b y gradually cutting down her usually large
consumption of 90 pounds per capita and b y importing cane sugar from such distant
points as Mauritius, Peru, Java, the Philippines, and Cuba. But the shortage of
shipping caused b y submarine ravages put the more distant supplies gradually beyond
reach. * * *
The result of these developments was (a) that great stocks of sugar accumulated in
Java, and (6) that the Allies became more dependent on the Western Hemisphere for
their supplies.
* * * The most important influence upon the general level of prices as distinct
from temporary fluctuations, is the customs tariff. * * *
The United States has always been the chief market for Cuban sugar, and the result
[of granting “ preferential” rate on Cuban sugar] was that whereas less than 1,000,000
tons of it were produced in 1902, in 1912-13 the output had risen to over 2,700,000
tons. And with the increase of imports from Cuba during this period went a corre­
sponding decline in imports from Germany, Java, and other full-duty sources. * * *
After 1903 the increasing supplies of privileged Cuban sugars continuously reduced
the period in each year when the New York price was as high as Hamburg “ parity”
or above it, and in 1909 we became so little dependent on full-duty sugars that the
necessity of going to a full-duty source for 5 per cent of our total consumption, raised
b y very little the price which the Cubans would have received had there been no
such importation. In other words, Cuban sugar came to be the controlling factor in
the American market. * * *
The year 1913, which opens the period of this price study, was notable for a, Cuban
“ out tu rn ” of 2,770,000 tons which exceeded b y 600,000 tons the record-breaking out­
put of 1912. Most of this increase was taken by the United States. This was followed
by a domestic production (1913-14) of 1,025,000 tons, which was 75,000 tons better
than anything previous. It is not surprising then that during the year not a pound of
full-duty sugar was imported except such as was overdue from 1912— a circumstance
not duplicated in the past generation. These influences were chiefly responsible for
the low level of raw sugar prices during 1913. * * *
The continued depression in the price of raw sugar which characterized the market
in 1914 until war broke out was due not only to the reduction of duty on Cuban sugars
* * * but also to the harvesting of another record-breaking Cuban crop * * *.
When the war broke out Great Britain had on hand a stock of 230,000 tons and prompt­
ly set out to procure about 1,200,000 tons more from the cane-sugar sources available.
2 History of Prices During the War, Bui. No. 13, War Industries Board, pp. 3-13.
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39

Of this amount she purchased only about 100,000 tons of refined sugar from the United
States and 300,000 tons of raw from Cuba, ceasing heavy purchases of the latter when
the price went above the equivalent of $5, duty paid, in New York. The price might
not have gone much higher but for the panic of the individual American consumer,
misled by ignorance of the large supplies and of the moderate limits of foreign pur­
chases. The situation is aptly described thus:
“ E verybody in the United States got all the sugar they wanted * * * and, as
results have proved, got more than they wanted. Many families bought a barrel,
enough to give them a pound a day for a year. When everybody was full of sugar the
demand suddenly ceased and * * * a hasty attempt to dispose of the extra supplies
started.” 26
And so the price of raw sugar which in the first two weeks of August had doubled
in price stayed aloft for about a month and then tumbled rapidly until it reached
a low point * * * in early November * * *.
Early in 1915, however, the real effects of the war began to be felt. The combina­
tion of (a) the backward season in Cuba, ( b) European buying in Cuba, and (c) rapidly
advancing ocean freights [increased the price of raw sugar. But consumers did not
buy as much refined sugar at the higher prices as they were expected to and therefore
the , price fell.] * * *.
On October 7, however, the Secretary of the Treasury announced his intention,
contrary to previous statements, to recommend repeal of the free-sugar clause as an
emergency revenue measure. Imm ediately the price of raws began to climb. * * *
A blocking of cargoes from Hawaii in the Panama Canal, a continued scarcity of ton­
nage, and freight congestion in New York harbor all helped to send the price up
* * * [in December,] after which it slightly receded. Meanwhile the price of
refined sugar had made equally strong advances since mid-October, and unusually
large sales of beet sugar were made. * * *
The year 1916 introduced several new factors. Those which tended to moderate
prices were (a) a Cuban out turn of 3,400,000 tons, 400,000 tons larger than the 1914
record, (b) the stringent regulation of food consumption in all European countries,
and (c) the concentration of all sugar purchases for Great Britain, France, and Italy
in the hands of the British royal commission on the sugar supply. Opposing elements
tending to advance or maintain prices were (a) the possession by Cuban planters and
millmen of ample funds from the harvest of 1915, enabling them to hold their sugar
without forcing it on the spring market, (6) the presence of a new $50,000,000 corpo­
ration controlling large portions of the Cuban supply, (c) the retention of existing
import duties, and (d) the purchases of countries like Norway, Greece, Switzerland,
and two-score others in Asia, Africa, and South America, many of which had been
shut off from German and Austrian sources and were not “ regular customers” of ours.
As a result our exports of refined sugar increased from the 1915 record of 480,000 tons
to 790,000 tons, of which 60 per cent or more went to Great Britain and France. And
as a further result the former practice of the refiners of buying in lots of 100,000 tons
or more at low prices in the spring was abandoned and they purchased only for imme­
diate needs.
The prices established under these conditions followed very much the same trend
in 1916 as in 1915 except that the advance in the late winter and early spring was
more gradual and that the sharp decline in August came a month earlier and was more
abrupt. But the causes of this decline were the same, namely, the refusal of the pub­
lic to continue purchasing at the summer’s prices the full amounts of refined sugar
offered. When the beet “ campaign” proved to be late on account of bad weather
prices jumped up again and as rapidly sank (in the case of raws) during the last five
weeks of the year. * * *
And here they might have stopped during 1917 had it not been for various sudden
developments which were not in evidence when the year opened. Of these the most
notable during the spring were labor troubles. * * * Of themselves these strikes
were not very serious and did not greatly im pede deliveries b y the companies in volved .
But they were so sensationally *‘ played u p ” by certain newspapers as to create another
panic among consumers similar to tliat of August, 1914, with the result that the [whole­
sale] price of refined sugar rose from $6.86 on February 14 to $7.35 on February 17,
and on some later sales to nearly $8. Meanwhile an insurrection in Cuba, announced
here on February 13, had assumed serious proportions and although generally com­
posed within the following month, yet caused a destruction of cane equivalent to
about 400,000 tons of sugar. Then in March German submarines appeared in Amer­
ican waters and increased the uncertainty of Cuban supplies. These were the cir­
cumstances which brought raw sugar to the $6 level again when on April 6, 1917, the




“ Willett C. Gray's Trade Journal, vol. 38, p. 398.

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R E T A IL PRIC ES, 1913 TO DECEM BER, 1919.

United States declared war on Germany. Thus in the 32 months since hostilities
commenced the price of both raw and refined sugar had almost if not quite doubled.
Meanwhile the total refiners’ and importers’ stocks of raw sugar in Atlantic ports and
New Orleans, although somewhat smaller than usual in 1916, yet stood at the highest
figure of any April within the 1913-1918 period when the period of American neutrality
closed. * * *
The Food Administration was not empowered to fix prices absolutely or to deal
directly in food. But it was authorized to withhold licenses or “ memberships ” from
those disobeying its regulations and thus to compel b y publicity and control of sup­
plies if not b y force. And among its first regulations, arrived at b y conference and
voluntary agreement with the producers, were those fixing maximum producers’
prices for sugar.
C o ffe e

a n d

te a

.

Unlike all other commodities, the retail prices of coffee and tea
were practically constant during most of the war period and remained
very close to the prewar level. Tea, however, showed an increase
immediately following our entry into the war. The highest point
reached in November, 1919, was but 31 per cent above the 1913
average. Since November, 1918, the price of coffee has advanced
rapidly. The highest point reached, in December, 1919, was 59 per
cent above the price in November, 1918, and 64 per cent above the
average price for the year 1913.
Charts 23 and 24 show the m onthly trend in the retail prices of
coffee and tea since 1913. The relative figures from which these
charts have been drawn appear in Table A.
The reasons for the relative stability of coffee and tea prices dur­
ing the war are given in Bulletin No. 18 of the W ar Industries Board :2
7
The United States imports annually over 1,000,000,000 pounds of coffee and
over 100,000,000 pounds of tea, [to be used] almost entirely in the preparation of
beverages. * * *
Coffee [comes] mainly from Brazil, Colombia, Venezuela, and Central America;
tea from China, Japan, India, and other parts of Asia. * * * The market for these
commodities in the United States consequently is sensitive to local or world condi­
tions affecting supplies in the countries of origin and their distribution to market
centers. The world war affected both the supplies of these beverage materials in
countries of origin and their distribution to the world markets. It is mainly to these
factors rather than to conditions in the United States itself that we must look in the
first instance for the explanation of their price movements in our own markets. * * *
The supplies of both to central Europe were almost entirely shut off b y the allied block­
ade, while with the progress of the war tonnage became scarcer for their transportation
to other European countries. Import restrictions on coffee * * * were imposed
for the purpose of conserving shipping space for war commodities. The United States
came to be practically the only large consuming country to which supplies could
readily flow, but the consumption in this country could not absorb the total produc­
tion. Production, on the other hand, could not be quickly decreased. Some steps
were taken b y Brazil to absorb the surplus production of coffee through the favorite
scheme of valorization. In 1915 the Government issued 300,000,000 milreis (about
$75,000,000 in United States currency) of which one-half was lent to the State of Sao
Paulo for the purchase of such amounts of coffee as necessary to steady the market.
It was found that not enough coffee could be absorbed in this way to keep up its price.
Even if the plan had succeeded and prices of Brazil coffee had been kept up for a time,
the situation in the United States would probably not have been greatly changed for
there was considerable milk-grade coffee to be had at low prices in northern South
America and Central America.
*
* * The conclusion of the war promised to relieve the situation, and prospects
of peace tended to send prices upward for a time. The signing of the armistice in No­
vember had the effect of raising prices of coffee * * *. The tendency for coffee
prices to rise in 1918 is to be accounted for mainly b y speculation of the trade as to an
early termination of hostilities. The future supplies of coffee were threatened through
injury to Brazilian coffee plantations b y a frost in June. The trees were reported to
w History of Prices During the War, Bul. No. 18, War Industries Board, pp. 3-9,14.




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41

be injured to such an extent that a diminished crop could be expected for the next
few years. This factor b y itself probably would have had little influence upon cur­
rent prices of coffee. The main factor in the market situation was the prospect of an
increased demand through the opening of European markets. The threatened rise
in coffee prices incidentally was the cause of governmental interference through the
United States Food Administration * * *.
A coffee section was formed in the Food Administration in February, 1918. Prior
to its formation, January 30, the President, at the instigation of the Food Administra­
tion, declared b y proclamation that all dealers in green coffee should be licensed.
The occasion for this Government action seems to have been an attempt on the part
of speculators to 1 boost ” the price of coffee. One of the functions of the Food Adm in­
1
istration was to keep consumers ’ prices reasonable, and it was felt that here was a
case where regulation was necessary if reasonable coffee prices were to continue.
There evidently was some propaganda to increase prices on the assumption that the
consuming public had become accustomed to higher prices during the war and would
be willing to pay higher prices for coffee as well as for the majority of other commodities.
There was no scarcity of coffee either in the United States or in Brazil; on the contrary,
there was an enormous supply. The fundamental underlying cause of this movement
probably was the uncertainty as to the date of termination of the war. With supplies
in Europe practically exhausted, anyone having control of stocks at the end of the war,
it was felt, could dispose of them at a handsome profit when these markets were made
available b y peace and better shipping facilities.
Under the regulation of the Food Administration reasonable profits were determined,
the price being made up of costs plus these profits. Rules were laid down for deter­
mining costs. With these costs as a basis, importers were limited to a profit of 5 per
cent, and jobbers to 7J per cent. Only one brokerage was permitted, and that could
not be more than the customary brokerage. The licensee was not allowed to have
more than 90 days ’ supply, nor could he sell or deliver more than 90 days ’ supply.
A ll dealers were also governed b y the general rule that they could not buy or sell
green coffee to any person subject to license who had not obtained a license. Trading
on the New York Coffee & Sugar Exchange was limited to a maximum spot month
quotation of 8.50 for No. 7 type with a carrying charge not to exceed 15 points for deliv­
ery for each succeeding month.
Difficulties arose from the fixing of a maximum price for trading on the exchange.
The prices in all months reached the maximum price permitted. B y October 1,1918,
dealers who had hedged their stock b y sales on the exchange were unable to bu y back
their hedging sales and consequently their actual stocks could not be released to the
trade. To relieve this situation the Food Administration on November 1 ordered the
liquidation of all outstanding contracts at not over the maximum price not later than
November 9. This order released the coffee covered b y such contracts to the trade.
The exchange which had been closed since October 18, 1918, reopened for trading on
December 26, 1918. All regulations were removed December 31, 1918.
The war situation as regards tea was somewhat different from that of coffee * * *.
Supplies of tea, as in the case of coffee * * *, tended to accumulate at points of
origin, and prices paid to producers were relatively low. However, the long haul
from producers to consumers in Europe and America made prices of this commodity
in these markets under the critical shipping situation created b y the war practically
independent of the prices paid in countries of origin. Freight rates, marine insurance,
and the British surtaxes were elements of costs in delivery of tea in the United States
and Europe which did not proportionately affect the cost of the shorter transportation
of coffee. On the other hand, the demand for tea was not restricted to the same extent
by this war as was the case of demand for coffee. Central Europe, which was practi­
cally closed during the war, normally absorbed but a small portion of the w orld’s tea
production. The main tea-consuming centers were in the market for tea during, as
previous to, the war. On the whole the production of tea during the war seems to have
been about normal. Demand likewise remained about the same. Adequate supplies
in Europe and America, however, were jeopardized b y the war, which became the con­
trolling factor in tea prices * * *. .
These factors tended to lim it supplies or at least acted as a continual threat against
a supply equal to the demand, and were responsible for the increase in prices of tea
during the war. Our total imports increased in 1916 and in 1918, but the teas were
purchased both for the American and the European markets and in part in anticipation
that the termination of the war would make it possible to ship the accumulated stocks
freely to Europe where supplies had become low. During 1917 and especially 1918,
considerable tonnage was engaged in carrying cotton, steel, and other war materials
to Japan for manufacture, which left room on returning ships for such things as the
Orient had to offer and we chose to take.




42

RE T A IL PRICES, 1913 TO DECEM BER, 1919.
M O N TH LY A N D Y E A R L Y PRICE CHANGES, B Y CITIES, 1913 TO 1919.

The trend in retail food prices from January, 1913, to December,
1919, is shown for each of 39 cities in Tables C, D , and 3. Prices are
also shown in Tables C and D for 11 other cities for each m onth from
the date when they were first scheduled by the Bureau to December,

1919.
Table C (pp. 70 to 441) shows the average retail prices of specified
articles of food in 39 cities2 for each month, January, 1913, to Decem­
8
ber, 1919. From these m onthly averages, yearly averages have been
com puted for each city. R elative prices for each of the 22 food
articles,2 based on the year 1913 as 100, are also shown. Begin­
9
ning with 1915, average prices, only, are shown for 5 other articles,3
0
and in 1919, for 15 additional articles.8 Average prices are also
1
shown for 11 other cities,2 beginning with the month when they were
8
first scheduled by the Bureau.

In Table D S (pp. 76 to 441), the average and relative family ex­
2
penditures for 22 articles of food2 are given for each of 39 cities for
9
each month, January, 1913, to December, 1919. These expenditures
have been computed from the actual money prices in each month for
each of these 22 foods in each city, weighted according to the average
family consumption of each article in each city. The average ex­
penditure for the year 1913 has been taken as the base, or 100, and
the expenditure for each month, January, 1913, to December, 1919,
has been divided by this amount. The resulting index numbers, or
relative figures, show clearly the trend in the retail cost of these 22
food articles in each of the 39 cities. For 11 other cities the average
expenditure, only, is given for each month from the time they were
first scheduled by the Bureau to December, 1919. The relative
expenditure for these 11 cities could not be given, as prices were not
secured in 1913, the base year.
%
Table 3, which follows, is a summary from Table D for each of 39
cities and shows for each city the trend in the retail cost of 22 food
articles,2 each month from January, 1913, to December, 1919. The
9
average expenditure for each city in 1913 has been taken as the base
for the city. By subtracting 100 from the index numbers in any
month, the percentage increase for any city may be obtained. For
example, the index number for Birmingham for December, 1919,
was 209. Therefore, the percentage increase in the retail cost of
these 22 food articles in Birmingham in December, 1919, as com­
pared with the average cost in the year 1913, was 109 per cent. If the
index number is less than 100, the percentage decrease is found by
subtracting the index number from 100.
28 See page 8.
29 See footnote on page 10.
30 Salmon, onions, navy beans, prunes, and raisins.
31 See footnote (3) on page 9.
32 Table D has been divided in order that the average fam ily expenditures for each city could imm e­
diately follow the relative prices given for each city in Table C.







44

RETAIL PRICES, 1913 TO DECEMBER, 1019.
T a b l e 3 . — R E L A T IV E

Year and month.

Atlanta,
Ga.

FAM ILY E X P E N D IT U R E S FOR

Balti­
more,
Md.

Bir­
mingham,
Ala.

100

100

January.............................
February...........................
March.................................
April..................................
May....................................
June...................................

99
97
96
100
97
100

99
97
97
99
98
99

102
100
100
101
100
101

July....................................
August...............................
September.........................
October..............................
November.........................
December..........................

99
100
103
103
104
104

102
102
105
101
101
100

103
103
104
106
106
106

1914: Av. for year...................

102

102

1913: Av. for year...................

Charles­ Chicago,
ton,
111.
S.C .

100

100

100

97
97
97
99
98
98

99
98
97
98
96
97

98
98
98
99
97
98

101
102
103
103
103
102

101
100
102
101
104
103

97
99
103
103
103
106

101
101
103
103
104
104.

101

103

102

100

98
96
97
98
95
96

106

102

108
105
105
103
104
104

101
100
97
96
97
98

102
99
97
95
96
97

104
107
107
103
102
103

103
106
107
104
105
104

109
111
111
109
105
104

102
106
107
104
107
105

101
105
107
103
105
103

104
106
106
104
104
103

104
108
107
104
105
103

99

101

104

101

101

100

103

102
98
98
97
99
101

July....................................
August...............................
September.........................
October..............................
November.........................
December.....................^ .

102
99
97
98
98
98

102
101
97
98
99
100

99
100
102
106
106
104

January.............................
February...........................
March.................................
April.........-........................
May....................................
June...................................

101
99
96
98
98
99

103
100
99
100
100
100

105
103
101
102
104
105

July....................................
August...............................
September.........................
October..............................
November.........................
December..........................

97
97
98
99
99
100

100
100
100
102
102
103

103
104
103
108
108
107

1916: Av. for year...................

108

113

116

109
108
109
111
112
115

* 104
103
104
105
107
110

July....................................
A ugust...............................
September.........................
October..............................
November.........................
December..........................

106
107
112
115
120
121

107
112
119
121
124
125

January.............................
February...........................
March................................
April..................................
May....................................
June...................................

Buffalo,
N. Y.

ARTIC LES OF

101
101
99
97
97
100

January.............................
February...........................
March................................
April..................................
M ay....................................
June...................................

1915: Av. for year...................

100

Boston,
Mass.

22

101
101
101
103
105
107

104
103
105
107
110
112

103
101
102
99
99
101

103
100
98
97
98
99

103
101
99
99
99
100

104
102
100
101
101
101

100
101
101
104
105
105

97
97
97
99
101
102

102
102
102
104
104
105

112

115

108

114

103
101
104
106
105
107

107
104
106
109
108
112

114
117
120
123
127
130

109
113
116
119
123
124

112
117
121
124
131
130

106
107
111
113
118
119

111
115
121
121
126
127

106
104
106
109
108
112

143

152

152

154

122
126
128
143
147
149

148

129
135
135
146
153
157

133
141
140
152
161
163

145

121
125
126
141
146
149

131
136
137
152
158
156

142

January.............................
February...........................
March................................
April..................................
M ay....................................
June...................................
July....................................
August...............................
September.........................
October.............................
November.........................
December..........................

142
145
149
156
157
158

151
155
162
164
164
167

151
156
160
163
161
165

142
145
151
152
152
153

152
157
159
164
165
166

144
147
151
160
161
160 1

150
149
153
155
152
153

1917: Av. for year...................




124
131
127
140
144
146

132
138
134
150
152
157

45

SUMMARY OF PRICE CHANGES.
FOOD IN SP E C IFIE D CITIES, 1913 TO 1919, BY MONTHS A N D Y E A R S.
Cincin­ Cleve­ Dallas,
land,
nati,
Tex.
Ohio.
Ohio.
100

Den­ Detroit,
Fall
ver.
River,
Mich.
Mass.
Colo.

Indian­ Jack­ Kansas
apolis, sonville, City,
Mo.
Ind.
Fla.

100
96

100

100

100

100

100

100

96
98
98
97
97

98
96
98
98
97
98

99
97
97
99
98
98

98
98
98
96
96
97

97
96
96
98
98
99

98
98
98
98
97
97

100
98
98
99
97
97

99
101
104
103
104
102

101
101
104
104
106
104

98
100
103
104
105
106

103
101
104
102
100
102

100
102
103
104
104
105

101
101
102
103
104
103

100
101
104
102
105
103

99
100
102
102
104
103

101

102

103

102

102

105
102
100
97
98
100

102
101
99
97
97
99

103
101
99
97
98
101

97
97
98
100
97
99

103

101

104
100
98
98
98
99

103
100
98
98
99
100

102
98
97
94
96
98

104
103
105
103
104
100

104
107
107
103
104
102

103
111
109
105
102
104

101
106
106
103
103
102

105
106
107
105
104
103

100
104
105
105
107
106

101

103
101
98
97
98
102

99

100

102

103

100
98
95
97
99
100

101
100
96
98
98
98

102
101
99
99
101
102

104
101
101
101
101
105

99
96
98
100
100
101

99
99
101
103
104
106

101
101
102
105
104
104

112

114

111

105
104
106
108
109
112

102

105
106
106
103
102
102

101
104
105
103
104
104

101

100

100
96
94
95
96
96

102
100
99
97
98
98

102
105
107
103
104
103

101
108
108
103
100
101

95
100
103
105
104
102

100
101
103
101
101
101

101

100
101
102
105
107
105

99
98
100
103
102
105

99
99
98
100
101
104

112

114

112

114

108

144

108
114
119
124
128
128
152

106
105
106
107
106
111

107
105
107
108
108
111

111
112
117
118
123
126

109
114
119
120
126
127

97
95
97
97
98
99

103
100
100
99
99
98

99
99
101
104
105
107

145




105
103
100
97
99
101

104
103
99
101
103
106

150

144
148
150
155
153
153

102

102
100
100
96
97
99

104
102 1
99
102
102
101

149

145
151
155
156
353
155

101

103

110
112
114
118
123
122

147
148
154
156
153
158 !

99
100
104
103
104
102

102
100
98
99
100
101

108
111
113
118
125
126
132
133
137
148
149
146

99
102
104
103
104
104

100

110
114
119
122
126
128

100

100
101
103
104
103
103

100

109
112
117
117
123
125

100

Louis­
ville,
Ky.

99
101
104
106
105
105

103
100
95
98
98
98

108
107
108
108
108
112

100

Los

101
99
98
95
96
98

103
100
96
97
99
100

104
104
105
108
108
110

Ac !w es’

97
96
95
99
98
99

101

105
103
105
107
108
108

135
143
139
150
159
157

98
96
97
98
96
96

104
99
96
98
99
99

107
105
107
108
108
110

133
137
137
152
154
153

100

Little
Rock,
Ark.

95

98

103
99
97
100
99
102

98
98
95
93
95
93

102
98
96
98
98
97

100
101
103
105
106
105

100
101
101
102
102
104

93
94
93
95
97
98

95
96
96
98
100
101

114

110

102

105
102
105
107
107
108

98
98
98
99
98
99

110

106
110
114
116
122
121

99
102
104
108
111
110

108
110
115
116
120
122

103
101
102
103
104
105

109
108
109
109
111
112

106
109
111
113
119
121

110
112
119
120
127
126

138

150

103
101
102
105
108
113

121
124
128
142
151
153

134
141
139
148
152
164

142

149

125
128
131
140
147
149

132
136
135
152
158
161

120
125
125
135
137
139

130
136
137
155
158
160

123
126
130
146
148
143

110
114
115
125
130
125

129
133
135
151
157
157

150
151,
152
151
151
152

152
156
161
160
157
161

141
141
150
151
151
153

151
150
154
156
153
153

138
140
144
150
153
153

150
151
152
156
155
160

144
147
154
157
154
155

122
129

147
150
154
162
160
162

144

125

131

137
131
134

150

46

R E T A IL PRIC ES, 1913 TO DECEM BER, 1919.
TABLE 3 . — R E L A T IV E

A tlan ta,
Ga.

Year and month.

1918: Av. for year........

January...................
February................
March......................
April........................
May..........................
June.........................
July..........................
A ugust.....................
Septem ber..............
October...................
N ovem ber...............
December................

FA M ILY E X P E N D IT U R E S FO R

Baltimore, Birming­
ham , Ala.
Md.

Boston,
Mass.

169

184

173

164

161
156
156
157
160
165

174
173
164
165
].69
178

166
162
157
160
161
166

155
155
147
148
152
160

168
174
179
182
183
188

182
187
197
202
203
203

171
174
182
187
189
194

Buffalo,
N. Y.

167
170
174
178
178
183

22

A R TIC L ES OF

Charles­
ton, S. c.

Chicago,

176

166

177

171
171
163
161
166
170

168
169
163
163
169
168

178
181
186
190
191
194

111.

171
176
182
191
192
195

159
159
150
151
156
162
167
170
177
176
180
183

197

195

181

January...................
February.................
March......................
April........................
May..........................
June.........................

192

175
177
180
184
186

203
187
187
193
198
198

194
177
184
190
195
195

179
166
171
175
181
176

196
176
181
185
191
189

199
184
185
191
195
198

183
168
173
179
182
180

July..........................
A ugust....................
Septem ber..............
October...................
November...............
December................

189
194
18£
188
194
202

202
204
201
198
199
199

199
201
194
197
204
209

183
188
185
186
190
189

197
201
197
193
195
201

198
201
196
195
201
205

192
197
192
190
194
198

1919: Av. for year........

188
m

Man­
chester,
N . H.

Year and month.

1913: Av. for year

January..................
February................
March.....................
A pril.......................
M ay........................
June........................
J u ly ........................
A ugust...................
September..............
October..................
November..............
D ecember..............

100

Mem­
phis,
Tenn.
100

97
97
97
97
97
98

97
97
97
100
98
98

100
101
101
104
106
103

100
101
103
102
103
103

Milwau­ Minneap­ Newark,
kee,
olis,
X T
T
W is.
Minn.
100

100

100

100
98
97
98
101
103

97
97
99
98
96
96

98
97
97
97
97
96

100
100
103
104
106
104

101
100
105
105
104
103

99
101
103
103
107
104
102

196

186

N ew
Haven,
Conn.

New
Orleans,
La.

New
York,
N . Y.

100

100

100

98
96
96
97
97
99

99
1
98
97
99
97
98

99
98
98
99
97
99

101
102
102
104
105
102

100
102
103
101
103
102

100
99
102
102
104
103

January..................
February................
March.....................
A pril.......................
May........................
June........................

101
100
99
97
98
99

104
101
101
99
99
99

103

103

104
101
98
97
98
101

103
100
98
9897
99

102
100
97
95
96
100

101
100
99
96
97
98

102
99
99
97
98
99

103
100
99
95
97
98

J u ly ........................
A ugust...................
September..............
October..................
November..............
December...............

103
107
107
106
107
106

102
107
106
103
102
101

105
107
109
106
105
104

101
109
108
107
105
105

101
106
107
105
107
106

103
107
106
106
107
105

101
106
108
106
104
104

99
105
106
104
104
104

1914: Av. for year.




..

102

102

102

102

101

47

SU M M AR Y OF PRICE CHANGES.
FOOD I N SP E C IF IE D CITIES, 1913 TO 1919, B Y M ONTHS A N D Y E A R S —Continued.
Cincin­ Cleve­ Dallas,
nati,
land,
Tex.
Ohio.
Ohio.
167

161
163
155
154
158
159

167

166

163

168

166

149

167
169
159
156
161
167

155
156
151
151
158
164

163
157
149
150
150
159

158
157
152
151
153
155

159
161
154
154
157
163

156
158
154
154
160
164

140
138
140
137
140
141

161
163

172
170
176
177
178
183

165
166
177
179
180
182

168
172
179
176
179
184

162
165
171
176
178
183

185

187

184

191
188
183
185
191
194

173

177
179
187
184
185
188

168
171
176
179
181
185

163
166
175
172
176
181

157
162
168
175
178
183

166
170
177
181
182
187

166
172
176
179
178
181

147
152
157
162
164
165

167
168
182
185
185
188

183

184

180

164

188

167

159
156
155
153
157
157

187
174
177
180
182
184

184

194

187
170
178
185
186
183

190
171
177
187
192
192

181
172
173
176
181
179

182
166
171
178
182
178

189
189
183
182
190
192

185
169
174
181
184
184

190
188
181
183
187
192

204
208
198
197
201
206

187
189
187
186
190
190

193
194
187
184
190
196

196
194
190
191
194
198

aha, Phila­ P itts­
sbr. delphia, burgh,
Pa.
100

100

100

100

100

100

98
97
98

99
97
97
98
97
98

98
97
98
98
96
97

100
99
98
96
96
96

99
97
97
99
97
98

98
97
97
99
97
98

99
97
97
96
94
96

98
99
103
104
108
105

99
100
103
103
105
104

98
100
103
103
105
105

99
101
104
105
103
103

99
100
103
104
105
103

98
99
102
103
104
103

104

102

103

100

103

103

101
107
109
107
107

107

103
100
99
96
98
99

101
105
107
105
105

105




104
102
100
97
98
101

102
106
106
104
105
104

101
99
95
93
94
96

102
101
100
97
98
99

97
102
104
102
102
101

102
107
107
107
109
107

102
101
99
98
98
101

102
107
108
106
104
105

187

182

171

169

165
160

159

187
161
176
183
187
184

181
171
174
178
180
182

165
157
158
161
165
164

181
186
181
181
184
188

190
192
187
190
194
199

185
188
181
184
189
193

163
161
163
164
170
175

194
195
193
189
189
191

Scran­ Seat­
ton,
tle,
Pa.
Wash.

Wash-,
ington
D. C.

Salt
Port­ Provi­ Rich­
Louis, Lake
land, dence, mond, St. Mo.
City,
Va.
Oreg.
R. I.
Utah.

96
95

106
102
100
99
99
101

163

185
168
169
175
178
181

100
97

Los
Louis­
Angeles, ville,
Calif.
Ky.

154
155
150
155
164
166

165

159
161
150
151
155
162

183
170
176
184
186
186

Fall
Den­ Detroit,
Indian­ Jack­ Kansas L ittle
Rock,
ver,
Mich. River, apolis, sonville, City,
Mass.
Ind.
Fla.
Mo.
Ark.
Colo.

San
Fran­
cisco,
Calif.

189
174
178
185
190
191

100

100

100

100

100

101
99
98
98
97
98

99
97
97
94
95
98

97
96
95
97
97
98

100
98
96
96
96
97

96
97
99

98
101
105
104
105
106

100
102
101
102
102
102

98
101
104
105
106
104

100
101
103
105
105
105

99
102
101
104
105
107

103

104

102

101

101

100

102
103

106
104
99
98
98
99

105
110

108

105
107
106

104
100
98
98
96
101

102
107
108
107
104
102

102
98
96
96
98
99

99
103
106
106
106
104

104
100
98
96
95
97

101
103
105
104
105
104

103
101
96
95
94
96

97
102
104
105
105
104

98

97

98

99
101
104
105
102

100

98

96

97

100

102
108
107

105

105
104

48

RE T A IL PRIC ES, 1913 TO D ECEM BER, 1919.
T able

3 .—R E L A T IV E FAM ILY E X P E N D IT U R E S FO R 22 A R TIC L ES QF

Man­
chester,
N . H.

Year and month.

Mem­
phis,
Tenn.

Milwau­ Minneap­ Newark,
kee,
olis,
N .J .
Minn.
Wis.

New
Haven,
Conn.

New
Orleans,
La.

New
York,
N. Y.

1915: Av. for year.......
January..................
February................
March.....................
April.......................
May........................
June........................

102
102
101
99
99
100
100

100
103
100
98
99
100
100

101
106
102
99
101
101
100

101
106
102
97
99
101
100

102
.104
101
98
99
98
101

101
102
99
97
97
98
100

102
105
103
101
101
101
100

101
102
100
97
99
99
99

J u ly........................
A ugust...................
September..............
October..................
November..............
December..............

101
102
103
105
107
104

97
97
98
102
103
102

100
99
100
101
102
103

101
99
99
101
103
104

100
100
101
104
105
106

101
102
105
107
107
104

102
101
100
104
102
103

100
100
100
103
104
106

1916: Av. for year.......
January..................
February................
March.....................
A pril.......................
May.............. ..........
June........................

113

111

115

114

111

115

112

106
104
105
105
105
110

108
107
108
108
111
113

105
105
107
109
109
109

106
104
106
106
107
111

July........................
A ugust...................
September..............
October..................
November..............
December..............

110
113
117
120
123
124

107
110
114
116
122
122

108
111
115
119
123
123

145

125
130
130
142
148
150

July.........................
A ugust...................
September..............
October..................
November..............
December..............
1918: Av. for year.......

1917: Av. for year.

..

January..................
February................
March.....................
A pril.......................
M ay........................
June........................

January..................
February................
March.....................
April.......................
May........................
June........................

106
106
107
108
108
111

105
104
105
108
108
109

107
106
109
110
108
112

105
106
107
109
110
111

113
117
121
122
128
130

111
115
119
120
124
125

107
110
115
117
123
122

112
115
121
123
129
127

108
111
117
119
125
125

147

154

123
128
132
148
153
153

148

130
137
137
149
154
159

143

136
141
142
156
161
163

146

145
148
154
158
155
156

146
150
153
159
157
159

157
157
158
159
154
158

170

171

169

162
164
154
153
157
161

148

146

128
132
129
139
147
146

128
134
134
143
150
152

127
131
135
145
152
153

129
135
133
144
150
150

153
150
152
155
148
153

140
143
150
156
152
156

145
149
154
159
156
155

147
152
154
160
160
161

143
146
153
159
155
159

164

167

171

168

167

160
161
154
155
160
168

166
162
158
159
16£
165

173
175
179
185
187
187

169
172
182
185
186
192

170
172
180
180
181
189

166
166
171
176
175
180

185
186
170
173
179
184
180

194

191

January..................
February................
March.....................
A pril.......................
M ay........................
June........................

191
177
182
190
193
195

190
172
179
186
190
186

July ........................
A ugust...................
September..............
October..................
November..............
December..............

190
194
188
188
192
193

200
202
195
195
202
205

199
203
198
196
197
203

J u ly........................
A ugust...................
September..............
October..................
November..............
December..............
1919: Av. for year




112

156
158
150
151
155
160

162
159
150
153
156
164

159
162
153
155
159
170

163
162
157
155
157
159

165
162
154
155
157
164

164
168
177
186
188
188

167
170
178
182
186
191

166
168
176
179
186
187

174
176
180
184
188
187

188

180

183

188

179
168
177
187
190
186

184
171
172
175
177
176

186
172
172
177
181
179

186

191
174

184
188
189

188
175
177
180
183
183

196
195
191
192
195
205

182
184
181
183
185
188

186
190
188
185
188
191

192
194
191
191
190
195

188
188
186
187
195
199

177

49

SU M M ARY OF PRICE CHANGES.
FO OD IN SP E C IF IE D C ITIES, 1913 TO 1919, B Y M ONTH S A N D Y E A R S —Concluded.

Phila­ P itts­
Omaha, delphia, burgh,
Nebr.
Pa.
Pa.
102
105

101
105

Port­
land,
Oreg.

100

98

104

102

101

98

97
98
98

96
98
98
* 99

99

99
99
98
97
97
98

101

98
99

102
103
103

102
101
101

101

Salt
Provi­ Rich­ St. Louis, Lake
dence, mond,
Mo.
City,
Ya.
R . I.
Utah.
101

103

101

103

103

103
104

106
104
98

103
103

101
96
97
99
98

101
101
102

101
101
102

101
102
102

106
106
106

104
104
107

103

101
102
100

100
101
102
104

San
Fran­
cisco,
Calif.
101

102
102
100
100
101
101

105

112

105

102
102
102

112

103
103

105
103
105
107
108
108

103
103
104

104

114

105
104
107
107
107

114

114

111

103
103

105
105
106
107
107

106
105
107
108

106
106
108
109

101
102
101

110
111

103
104
104
:06
108
109

108
113

111
112
114
117
123
123

103
104
106

116
114

110
112

109

119
123
128
127

111

109

111

102
101

117

103
107

125
126

116
118
123
126

150

146

148

125
129
131
153
156
161

130
137
134
143
149
145

131
138
135
147
152
153

152
151
156
156
154
156

143
147
154
156
156
159

146
149
155
157
155
158

169

171

160
158
151
153
160
165

164
164
154
155
161
168

172
172
179
182
182
186

112

112

115

114
119

100
102
102

101
102

102

97
98

100
102

110

110

103

102
101

105
104
106
107
107

112
109

111

121

120
121

128
127

124
127

126
127

132

148

151

153

141

113
116
119
129
137
135

127
133
133
146
150
151

128
134
133
147
158
157

132
140
138
158
157
161

124
130
130
145
147
146

128
132
127

127
132
133
144
153
155

135
137
139
140
142
141

146
151
157
160
159
158

147
151
160
165
165
168

152
156
160
163
159
162 i

143
146
148
145
145
145

125
132
137
140
140
141

145
147
151
156
156
157

170

157

173

181

173

156

156

170

162

165
167
157
156
159
167

143
146
144
144
154
151

164
162
157
158
162
168

172
174
165
167
171
177

167
166
157
157
160
168

146
148
144
144
151
151

147
145
145
141
148
150

162
162
154
153
159
164

147
149
148
146
156
156

172
169
162
162
169
1-74

173
173
182
183
187
189

169
171
180
181
184
187

158
164
167
171
171
172

174
178
181
187
189
190

180
183
192
195
197

202

171
177
184
187
188
191

159
158
162
167
167
172

154
157
165
171
173
174

171
175
178
182
183
190

163
170
173
177
178
180

178
181
188
196
197
198

191

186

187

173

189

199

192

171

171

196

189
173
176
183
186
184

191
173
176
181
185
183

174
163
168
170
170
169

188
176
177
182
187
183

203
185
185
191
199

202

191
177
183
190
193
188

171
159
167
168
169
172

172
165
165
166
169
169

193
190
175
175
181
186
186

179

187
170
178
187
191
188

180
171
172
173
176
176

197
183
185
192
194
195

199
197
192
195
198

187
191
190
191
192
196

190
191
186
190
194
197

174
173
176
176
179
183

192
195
193
194
198

203
205
203
203
206
206

197
197
193
194
199
204

175
174

169
167

193
195

178
181
182
183
185
188

208

120

112
110

'

120
122

100
100
101
103
103
104

112

115

98
97
97

98
99

100
100
102

106
105
107
109
109

112

100
101

106
106

113

112

101

102

106
108
108

102

105

99
98
98
99

103

115

110

101

105
103

103
104

112

99

101
100

105

104
106

114

99
95
96
98
98

100
101
101
102

100
102

111
111

101

104
103

100
101
102

101
101
101

100

99
99

98
96
97
97
99
97

103
104
104

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

200

146684°— 21— B u l. 270------- 4




175
172
175
178

115
119
127
126

115
113

121
120

130

146

135
116

149

116

123
132
139
140

126
134
129
146
154
156

138
138
141
143
144
143

147
149
158
161
.163
167

110

121
120

171
172
177

182

191
188
192
199

111

122

115
118

179

200

203

199

200
201
203

50

R E T A IL PRIC ES, 1913 TO DECEM BER, 1919.
Y E A R L Y PRICE CHANGES IN TH E U N ITED STA TES, 1890 TO 1919.

In order that food prices from 1913 to 1919 may be compared with the
prices in preceding years, Tables 4, 5, and 6, and Chart 25 are given.
Table 4 shows lor each year, 1907 to 1913, relative retail prices of
each of 15 food articles. For the years 1913 to 1919 relatives are
given for 7 additional food articles. Relative figures for all articles
combined 3 are also shown for each year. All relatives are based on
3
the average for the year 1913 as 100.
T

able

4 .— Y E A R L Y

R E LA T IV E R E T A IL PRIC ES OF FOOD IN T H E U N IT E D STA TES,
1907 TO 1919, B Y ARTICLES.
[Average price for 1913=100.]

Article.

1907 1908 1909 1910 1911 1912

Sirloin steak....................................
Round steak....................................
Rib roast..........................................
Chuck roast.....................................
Plate beef.........................................
Pork chops......................................
Bacon...............................................
Warn.................................................
Lard.................................................
H ens.................................................
E ggs..................................................
B utter...............................................
Cheese...............................................
Milk..................................................
B read...............................................
Flour.................................................
Corn m eal........................................

71
68
76

73
71
78

77
74
81

80
78
85

81
79
85

76
83
77 - 83
82
78
90
80
89
83
86
93
90
86

92
95
91
104
94
98
94

85
91
89
88
91
94
88

1914 1915 1916 1917 1918 1919

100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100

102
106
103
104
104
105
102
102
99
102
102
94
104
100
113
104
105
101
108
108
100
100

101
103
101
101
100
96
100
97
93
97
99
93
105
99
125
126
108
104
89
120
101
100

108
110
107
107
106
108
106
109
111
111
109
103
117
102
130
135
113
105
159
146
100
100

124
130
126
131
130
152
152
142
175
134
139
127
150
125
164
211
192
119
253
169
101
107

153
165
155
166
170
186
196
178
211
177
165
151
162
156
175
203
227
148
188
176
102
119

164
174
164
169
167
201
205
199
234
193
182
177
193
174
179
218
213
174
224
205
145
129

100 102

101

114

146

168

186

91
89
94

74
74
76
81
81
84
85

1913

91
91
91
94
93
99
98

87

90

91

95

96

97

95
88

102
92

109
94

108
95

102
94

105
102

Potatoes........................................... 105
Sugar................................................ 105
Coffee................................................

111
108

112
107

101
109

130
117

135
115

82

84

89

93

92

98

All articles com bined33..................

Table 5 shows the relative retail prices of all articles of food 3 com­
3
bined, for each year, 1890 to 1919. The trend in retail prices during
this 30-year period is also shown in Chart 25. As seen in the table
and chart, slight declines occurred in the years 1896 and 1897, 1911,
and 1915. The relative for the year 1919 shows an increase of 170
per cent in the cost of food as compared with the year 1890.
T a b l e 5 .—

Y E A R L Y R E LA T IV E R E T A IL COST OF FOOD, A LL A R TIC LES COM BINED. IN
T H E U N IT E D ST A T ES, 1890 TO 1919.
[Average cost for 1913=100.]

Year.

Relative
price.

1890...................
1891...................
1892...................
1893...................
1894...................
1895...................
1896...................
1897...................

70
71
69
71
68
67
65
65

Year.
1898................
1899................
1900................
1901...............
1902............ .
1903................
1904................
1905................

R elative
price.

'

67
68
69
72
75
75
76
76

Year.
1906 ...............
1907...............
1908 ...............
1909................
1910................
1911................
1912................
1 9 1 3 ....................

Relative
price.
79
82
84
89
93
92
98

Year.
1914............
1915................
191 6...
1917
1918................
1919

R elative
price.
102
101
114
146
168
186

100

** The number of articles included in the index number for each year has not been the same throughout
the period, b u t a sufficient number have been used to represent fairly food as a whole. From 1890 to 1907,
30 articles were used; from 1907 to 1913,15 articles, and from 1913 to 1919. 22 articles. The index numbers
for the period have been so computed as to be comparable*with one another.




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C hart

25.

S U M M A R Y OF PRIC E CH A N G E S.

Table 6 shows the changes in the retail prices of certain articles of
food as well as the changes in the amounts of these articles that could
be purchased for $1 over a period of 30 years. Prices for sirloin steak
and rib roast are not given for years prior to 1907, as satisfactory
figures were not available until tnat time. This table is a continua­
tion of information shown in previous retail price bulletins.3
4
Retail Price Bui. No. 197, Appendix, pp. 371-377, and Bui. No., 228, pp. 426,427.




52
T able

RE T A IL PRICES, 1913 TO DECEM BER, 1919.
6 .—A V E R A G E R E T A IL PRICES 01' SPECIFIED AR TICLE S OF FO O D
A M OUN T PU R CH ASABLE FO R $1, IN T H E U N IT E D ST A T E S , 1890 TO 1919.

Sirloin steak.
Year.

R ound steak.

Pork chops.

R ib roast.

AND

Bacon.

Average Amount Average Amount Average Amount Average Amount Average A m ount
retail
retail
retail
bought
retail
bought
bought
bought
retail
bought
price.
price.
for $1.
price.
price.
for $1.
for $1.
for $1.
for $1.
price.
Per lb.

Lbs.

Per lb.

Lbs.

$0.123
.124
.124
.124
.122

8.1
8.1
8.1
8.1

1895..
1896..
1897..
1898..

.123
.124
.125
.127
.129

1900..
1901..
1902..
1903..
1904..

.132
.138
.147
.140
.141

Lbs.

7.6
7 .2

7.1
6 .9
6 .7
6 .4

Per lb.

8.1

1890..
1891..
1892..
1893..
1894..

1905..
1906..
1907..
1908..
1909..

10.181
>186
.194

6.5
5.4
5.2

.140
.145
.150
.157
.162

1910..
1911.
1912.
1913.
1914.

.202
.205
.231
.254
.259

5.0
4.9
4.3
3.9
3.9

.173
.175
.198
.223
.236

1915.
1916.
1917.
1918.
1919.

.257
.273
.315
.389
.417

3.9
3.7
3 .2
2.6
2 .4

.230
.245
.290

Ham.
Per lb.

Per lb.

$0,093
.094
.098
.112
.101

Lbs.

Per lb.

$0,125
.126
.129
.142
.135

Lbs.

7.9
7.8

6.8
7.1
7.1

9 .3
9 .2
9 .0
8.5
8.9
9 .1
9.3
9 .3
9 .2

.130
.126
.127
.131
.134

7.7
7.9
7.9
7.6
7.5

.119
.130
.141
.140
.137

8.1
8.0

$0,107
.109
.111
.118
.112
.110
.107
.108
.109
.112

8.2

8 .4
7.7
7.1
7.1
7.3

.143
.158
.177
.182
.180

7.0
6.3
5.6
5.5
5.6

8.0
7.9
7 .8
7.0
7.4

6.2

$0.150
.154
.160

6 .7
6 .5

.139
.152
.157
.161
.175

7 .2
6.6
6 .4
6 .2
5.7

.181
.196
.205
.210
.227

5.5
5.1
4.9
4 .8
4 .4

5.7
5.1
4.5
4.2

.166
.168
.185
.198
.204

6.0
6 .4
5 .4
5.1
4.9

.193
.179
.192
.210
.220

5.2
5.6
5 .2
4 .8
4.5

.260
.247
.244
.270
.275

3.8
4.0
4.1
3.7
3.6

4.3
4.1
3.4
2.7
2.6

.201
.212
.249
.307
.325

5.0
4.7
4.0
3.3
3.1

.203
.227

4.9
4 .4
3.1
2 .6
2 .4

.287
.410
.529
.554

3.7
3.5
2 .4
1.9
1.8

Lard.
Lbs.

Per lb.

Hens.
Lbs.

10.8
10.6
10.2
8.9
9.9

Per lb.

.319

.390
.423
Eggs.

Lbs.

Per doz.

Doz.

Per lb.

Lbs.

$0.135
.139
.138
.139
.131

7.4
7.2
7.2
7.2
7.6

10.5
11.4
11.8
11.2
10.9

.131
.129
.125
.129
.136

7.6
7.8
8.0
7.8
7.4

.206
.192
.189
.199
.209

4.9
5 .2
5.3
5.0
4.8

.249
.238
.239
.244
.251

4.0
4 .2
4.2
4.1
4.0

.099
.112
.127
.120
.111

10.1
8.9
7.9
8.3
9.0

.134
.137
.151
.158
.161

7.5
7.3
6.6
6.3
6 .2

.207
.219
.247
.259
.271

4.8
4.6
4.0
3.9
3.7

.261
.265
.287
.285
.280

3.8
3.8
3.5
3.5
3.6

5.5
0.1
5.0
4.8
4.6

.110
.121
.127
.127
.142

9.1
8.3
7.9
7.9
7.0

.165
.172
.175
.177
.189

6.1
5.8
5.7
5.6
5.3

.272
.278
.285
.291
.315

3.7
3.6
3.5
3 .4
3.2

.290
.304
.328
.331
.349

3.4
3.3
3.0
3.0
2.9

.243
.240
.244
.269
.273

4.1
4.2
4.1
3.7
3.7

.164
.140
.148
.158
.156

6.1
7.1
6 .8
6.3
6 .4

.200
.194
.199
.213
.218

5.0
5.2
5.0
4.7
4.6

.332
.323
.342
.345
.353

3.0
3.1
2 .9
2.9
2 .8

.364
.337
.374
.383
.362

2.7
3 .0
2.7
2.6
2.8

.261
.29.4
.382
.479
.534

3.8
3 .4
2.6
2.1
1.9

.148
.175
.276
.333
.369

6.8
5.7
3.6
3.0
2.7

.208
.236
.286
.377
.411

4.8
4 .2
3.5
2.7
2.4

.341
.375
.481
.569
.628

2.9
2.7
2.1
1.8
1.6

.358
.394
.487
.577
.678

2.8
2.5
2.1
1.7
1.5

1890...........
1891...........
1892...........
1893...........
1894...........

$0.152
.153
.157
.168
.157

6.6
6.5
6 .4
6.0
6 .4

1895...........
1896...........
1897...........
1898...........
1899...........

.152
.150
.151
.146
.153

6.6
6.7
6.6
6 .8
6 .5

.095
.088
.085
.089
.092

1900...........
1901...........
1902...........
1903...........
1904...........

.162
.169
.184
.187
.182

6 .2
5.9
5.4
5.3
5.5

1905...........
1906...........
1907...........
1908...........
1909...........

.182
.196
.201
.207
.217

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




$0,208
.221
.221
.224
.199

Butter.
4.8
4.5
4.5
4.5
5.0

$0,255
.274
.275
.283
.261

3.9
3.6
3.6
3.5
3 .8

53

S U M M A R Y OF PRIC E CH AN G ES.

T able 6^—A V E R A G E R E T A IL PRICES OF SPECIFIED AR TICLE S OF FOOD AN D
AM O U N T PUR CH ASABLE FOR $1, IN T H E U N IT E D STATE S, 1890 TO 1919—Concluded.

Milk.
Year.

Flour.

Corn meal.

Potatoes.

Sugar.

Average Amount Average Amount Average Amount Average Amount Average Amount
retail
retail
retail
retail
bought
retail
bought
bought
bought
bought
for $1.
price.
price.
for $1.
price.
fcr $1.
pnce.
fo r$l.
price.
for $1.

Per gt.

Qts.

Per\-bbl.
bag.

Bags.

Per lb.

Lbs.

1890...........
1891...........
1892...........
1893...........
1894...........

$0,068
.068
.068
.068
.068

1895...........
1896...........
1897...........
1898...........
1899...........

.068
.068
.067
.067
.067

14.7
14.7
14.9
14.9
14.9

.577
.601
.676
.696
.613

1.73
1.66
1.48
1.44
1.63

.019
.018
.018
.018
.018

52.6
55.6
55.6
55.6
55.6

1900...........
1901...........
1902...........
1903...........
1904...........

.068
.068
.070
.072
.072

14,7
14.7
14.3
13.9
13.9

.611
.612
.615
.656
.777

1.64
1.63
1.63
1.52
1.29

.019
.020
.023
.023
.023

1905...........
1906...........
1907...........
1908...........
1909...........

.072
.074
.079
.081
.083

13.9
13.5
12.7
12.3
12.0

.777
.701
.763
.813
.873

1.29
1.43
1.31
1.23
1.15

1910...........
1911...........
1912...........
1913...........
1914...........

.086
.085
.087
.089
.089

11.6
11.8
11.5
11.2
11.2

.863
.809
.858
.809
.833

1915...........
1916...........
1917...........
1918...........
1919...........

.088
.091
.112
.139
.155

11.4
11.0
9.0
7.2
6.5

1.029
1.078
1.715
1.642
1.764

14.7
14.7
14.7
14.7
14.7

$0.711
.729
.681
.623
.575

1.41
1.37
1.47
1.61
1.74

$0,019
.021
.020
.020
.019

52.6
47.6
50.0
50.0
52.6

Per pk.

$0,247
.264
.217
.254
.232

Pks.

Per lb.

Lbs.

4.0
3 .8
4.6
3.9
4.3

$0,069
.060
.056
.059
.055

14.5
16.7
17.9
16.9
18.2

.208
.174
.211
.239
.218

4.8
5 .7
4.7
4.2
4.6

.053
.056
.056
.059
.059

18.9
17.9
17.9
16.9
16.9

52.6
50.0
43.5
43.5
43.5

.212
.264
.265
.260
.275

4.7
3 .8
3 .8
3 .8
3 .6

.061
.060
.056
.056
.059

16.4
16.7
17.9
17.9
16.9

.023
.023
.025
.027
.027

43.5
43.5
40.0
37.0
37.0

.249
.259
.273
.286
.289

4.0
3.9
3.7
3.5
3.5

.060
.057
.058
.059
.059

16.7
17.5
17.2
16.9
16.9

1.16
1.24
1.17
1.23
1.20

.028
.028
.030
.030
.032

35.7
35.7
33.3
33.3
31.3

.261
.330
.345
.255
.270

3.8
3 .0
2.9
3 .9
3.7

.060
.065
.063
.055
.059

16.7
.15.4
15.9
18.2
16.9

.97
.93
.58
.61
.57

.033
.034
.058
.068
.064

30.3
29.4
17.2
14.7
15.6

.225
.405
.645
.480
.570

4.4
2.5
1.6
2.1
1.8

.066
.080
.093
.097
.113

15.2
12.5
10.8
10.3
8.8

COAL.
AVE R A G E A N D R E L A T IV E PR ICES FOR T H E U N IT E D S T A T E S , J A N U A R Y AN D J U L Y ,
1913 TO 1919.

Prior to 1914 retail prices of coal for household use were secured
quarterly by the Bureau, on January 15, April 15, July 15, and Oc­
tober 15, but beginning with 1914 prices have been secured semi­
annually, on January 15 and July 15.
Table 7 gives, for the United States as a whole, average and relative
prices of Pennsylvania white-ash anthracite coal, both in stove and
chestnut sizes, and of bituminous coal on January 15 and July 15 of
each year, 1913 to 1919. From the prices quoted in the various cities
averages have been made for the United States. The prices given
for the United States are based on- the ton of 2,000 pounds. In
those cities where the prices were quoted oil other than the 2,000pound ton these prices have been converted to the 2,000-pound base
and included in the averages. All coals included in the averages
have been those used for household purposes. The relative figures
have been determined by the following method: From the prices of
each kind of coal in January and July ol the year 1913 an average has
been found. The average prices in January and July of each year
have then been divided by the average price for 1913.




Oi
C h a r t 26.

RETAIL
PRICES, 1913
T
O
DECEMBER,
1919.




55

S U M M A R Y OF PRICE CH A N G E S.

Chart 26 shows in graphic form the trend in the retail prices of
coal since 1913.
From January, 1913, to January, 1919, the retail price of Penn­
sylvania white-ash stove coal increased 44 per cent; chestnut, 42
per cent; and bituminous coal increased 44 per cent.
The percentages of increase in the prices from July, 1913, to July,
1919, were as follows: Stove, 63 per cent; chestnut, 59 per cent;
and bituminous 50 per cent.
7 . - A V E R A G E A N D R E L A T IV E PR IC ES OF COAL P E R TON OF 2,000 P O U N D S
F O R T H E U N IT E D ST A T ES ON JA N . 15 A N D JU L Y 15 OF EACH Y E A R , 1913 TO 1919.

T able

Pennsylvania anthracite, w hite ash.
Year and month.

Stove.

Bituminous.

Chestnut.
Average
price.

Relative
price.

Average
price.
1913:
Average for year.....................................
January....................................................
July..........................................................
1914:
January....................................................
July..........................................................
1915:
January....................................................
July..........................................................
1916:
January....................................................
July..........................................................
1917:
January....................................................
July..........................................................
1918:
January....................................................
July..........................................................
1919:
January....................................................
July..........................................................

Relative
price.

Average
price.

Relative
price.

$7.73
7.99
7.46

100
103
97

$7.91
8.15
7.68

100
103
97

$5.43
5.48
5.39

100
101
99

7.80
7.60

101
98

8.00
7.78

101
98

5.97
5.46

110
101

7.83
7.54

101
98

7.99
7.73

101
98

5.71
5.44

105
100

7.93
8.12

103
105

8.13
8.28

103
105

5.69
5,52

105
102

9.29
9.08

120
118

9.40
9 .16

119
116

6.96
7.21

128
133

9.88
9.96

328
129

10.03
10.07

127
127

7.68
7.92

141
146

11.51
12.14

149
157

11.61
12.17

147
154

7.90
8.10

145
149

A V E R A G E P R IC E S, B Y C IT IES, J A N U A R Y AND J U L Y , 1913 TO 1919.

In Table E (pp. 442 to 447) are given the average retail prices of coal
on January 15 and July 15 of each year, 1913 to 1919, by cities.
Average retail prices are shown for Pennsylvania white-ash anthra­
cite coal, both in stove and chestnut sizes, and for bituminous coal.
Average prices are also given for Colorado, Arkansas, and New
Mexico anthracite coals in cities wher*e these coals are used more than
is the Pennsylvania. All prices are based on the ton of 2,000 pounds,
unless otherwise specified.
Prices for coal are given only for the cities in which prices are
scheduled for food, and are shown beginning with January or July
following the date when food prices were first secured.
GAS.
A V E R A G E AND R E L A T IV E P R IC E S FO R T H E U N ITED S T A T E S , A P R IL 15, 1913 TO 1919.

Previous to 1916, prices were secured from gas companies on
April 15 and October 15 of each year.3 Beginning with 1916, prices
5
have been secured but once a year, on April 15, and, for purposes of
comparison, only the April prices are shown in this bulletin.
3 Retail prices of gas were first secured by the Bureau for April 15, 1907.
5




27.

BETAIL
PBICES, 1913
T
O
DECEMBEB, 1919,




Ch a r t

57

SUMMARY OF PRICE CHANGES.

Table 8 gives for 43 cities, taken collectively, average and relative
prices of manufactured gas on April 15 of each year, 1913 to 1919.
The averages have been computed from the prices of manufactured
gas as reported in 43 cities for the entire period. For the determina­
tion of the relative figures, the average price in each year, 1914 to
1919, has been divided by the average price on April 15, 1913. As
may be seen in the table, the average price of manufactured gas has
changed but little since 1913, being only 9 per cent higher in April,
1919, than in April, 1913, and until 1918 being less than in 1913.
Chart 27 shows in graphic form the trend in the retail price of gas
since 1913 in these 43 cities.
8 .—A V ER A G E 1 A N D R E L A T IV E PR IC ES OF M A N U F A C T U R E D GAS FO R H O U SE ­
HOLD U SE PE R 1,000 CUBIC F E E T , ON A PR IL 15 OF EACH Y E A R , 1913 TO 1919, FO R 43
CITIES COM BINED.
[Average price April, 1913=100.1

T a b le

Average
price.

Year.
April,
April,
April,
April,

1913..................................
1914.................................
1915..................................
1916..................................

Relative
price.

$0.95
.94
.94
.93

100
99
99
98

Year.
April, 1917..................................
April, 1918..................................
April, 1919..................................

Average
price.
$0.92
.95
1.04

R elative
price.
97
100
109

1 N et price.
AVER AGE PRICES, B Y CITIES, A P R IL 15, 1913 TO 1919.

Prices for gas are given in this bulletin only for the cities in which
prices are scheduled for food and are shown beginning with April
following the date when food prices were first secured.3 In most of
6
the cities represented there is only one gas company, but in Boston,
New York, Pittsburgh, Scranton, and Washington, where there is
more than one firm, an average price has been computed. Prices
are shown for manufactured and natural gas and for manufactured
and natural gas, mixed.
Table F (p. 448) shows the average net prices, per 1,000 cubic feet,
of gas for household use, on April 15 of each year, 1913 to 1919,
by cities.
DRY GOODS.

AV E R A G E PRICES FOR T H E U N IT E D S T A T E S , M A Y 15 AN D OCTOBER 15, 1915 TO
1919, AND F E B R U A R Y 15 AND AU G U ST 15, 1919.

Prices of dry goods have been secured on May 15 and October 15
of each year from 1915 to 1919. In 1919 prices were also secured on
February 15 and August 15. Prices for dry goods are shown in this
bulletin for the cities from which food prices have been secured, and
from these prices as quoted by cities, averages have been computed
for the United States. Prices are shown for the following 10 articles:
Calico, percale, apron gingham, dress gingham, muslm, sheeting,
sheets, outing flannel, wool flannel, and cotton blankets.
Table 9 gives for the United States average retail prices for the
above-named 10 articles of dry goods on the dates for which prices
have been secured since 1915. No relative figures for dry goods
36 prices are given in this B ulletin for th e years 1913 to 1919 only. However, retail prices of gas have
been secured for each year since 1907. These prices have been published in B ulletins 105,106, 108, 110,
113, 115, 125, 132, 136, 138, 140, 156, 184, 197, and 228.




58

R E T A IL PRIC ES, 1913 TO D ECEM BER, 1919.

based on the year 1913 could be shown as prices for these articles
were first secured in 1915.
T able 9 . — A V ER A G E R E TA IL PRICES. OF SP E C IFIE D ARTIC LES OF D R Y

GOODS ON MAY
15 A N D OCTOBER 15, OF EACH Y E A R , 1915 to 1919, A N D ON F E B R U A R Y 15 A N D A U G U ST
15, 1919, FO R T H E U N IT E D STATES.

1915
Article.

U nit.

Calico, 24 to 25 inch...................
Percale........................................
Gingham, apron, 27 to 28 in ch .
Gingham, dress, 27-inch...........
Gingham, dress, 32-inch...........
Muslin, bleached.......................
Sheeting, bleached, 9-4.............
Sheets, bleached, 81 x 90...........
Outing flannel, 27 to 28 in ch . . .
Flannel, white, wool, 27 in c h ..
Blankets, cotton, 66 x 80..........

Y ard..
...d o ...
...d o ...
...d o ...
...d o ...
...d o ...
...d o ...
Each..
Y ard..
...d o ...
P air...

1916

1917

1918

1919

May Oct. May Oct. May Oct. May Oct. Feb. May Aug. Oct.
15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15.
$
0.066
.128
.081
.120
.176
.109
.320
.839
.115
i1)
0)
C
1)
0)

$
0.065
.129
.081
.120
.175
.108
.314
.819
.114

$
0.075
.135
.094
.126
.192
.117
.359
.940
.120
0)
0)

$
$
0.082 0.100
.148 .181
.098 .123
.136 .169
.202 .228
.129 .154
.394 .444
1.028 1.179
.132 .157
.754
0)
0 ) 3.128

$
0.127
.222
.163
.218
.280
.207
.553
1.438
.193
.875
3.643

$
0.202
.326
.264
.310
.402
.312
.754
1.916
.324
1.099
4.726

$
I
0.238 0.183
.394 .350
.290 .252
.357 .327
.543 .522
-.344 .285
.829 .774
2.082 1.933
.378 .330
1.002 .930
5.884 5.762

$
0.175
.356
.227
.319
.539
.277
.741
1.869
.307
.945
5.821

$

0.205
.390
.262
.347
.565
.357
.875
2.181
.341
.934
5.869

$

0.216
.409
.276
.362
.581
.372
.907
2.266
.349
1.035
6.108

1 Prices not secured u n til May, 1917.
AVERAGE PRICES, B Y CITIES, M A Y 15 AND OCTOBER 15, 1915 TO 1919, AN D F E B R U A R Y 15
AN D AU G U ST 15, 1919.

Prices for dry goods as shown in this bulletin are on the following
10 articles: Calico, percale, apron gingham, dress gingham, muslin,
sheeting, sheets, outing flannel, wool flannel, and cotton blankets.
These prices were first secured in 1915. Since 1915, when a city has
been added to the list of food reporters, prices on dry goods have
been secured for the next reporting month following the date when
prices for food were secured.
As may be seen in Table G (pp. 449 to 461), prices on each of these 10
articles of dry goods show, in all cities, very large increases in 1919 as
compared with 1915, the price in 1919 for most of these articles being
more than three times the price in 1915.




EXPLANATION OF TABLES.
a n d r e la tiv e r e ta il p r ic e s o f s p e c ifie d f o o d
a r tic le s ,
, 1 9 1 3 t o 1 9 1 9 , b y m o n t h s a n d y e a r s ( p p . 6 2 t o 6 9 ),—■
This table gives for the United States as a whole both average and
relative prices for each of 23 food articles, by months, 1913 to 1919,
and average prices, only, for 5 other articles carried since 1915, and
for 15 additional articles for which prices were first secured in 1919.
In this bulletin comparisons are made with the year 1913 as the
base, because this was the last year of normal prewar prices. The
average money prices as published in this table for the months from
January, 1913, to December, 1917, differ slightly in some instances
from those previously published in the issues of the Monthly Labor
Review of this Bureau. This difference is due to the lowering or
raising of a terminal decimal in the process of computation neces­
sary to convert the figures previously published, on the 1916 base, to
those published in this bulletin, on the 1913 base.
The relative prices for each article, as published in this table, for
each month prior to January, 1918, have been obtained by convert­
ing those previously published in Bulletin No. 228, on the 1916 base,
to relatives on the 1913 base. Since January, 1918, the relatives have
been obtained by dividing the average money price of each article in
the year 1913 into the average prices for each subsequent month.
Until 1918 average prices for bread were computed by the Bureau
on the pound, scaling weight; that is, on a pound of dough as
weighed by the baker before baking. In December, 1917, the Food
Administration adopted standard weights for baked loaves. Since
January, 1918, the prices of bread are shown for the pound, baked
weight, and prices for previous months on 16 ounces of dough have
been converted to prices on 18 ounces of dough, as 18 ounces is the
average scaling weight for a baked loaf weighing a pound.
T a b le

f o r

th e

A

. —

U n ite d

T a b le

B

.—

S ta te s

A v e r a g e

c o m b in e d

,

a n d

r e la tiv e

f a m

i l y

e x p e n d itu r e s

f o r

2 2

f o o d

, 1 9 1 3 to 1 9 1 9 , b y m o n th s
a n d y e a r s 3 {p p . 6 8
8
a n d
6 9 ) . — The monthly changes in the expendi­
ture of the average family for these 22 food articles have been
obtained by the following method: The average money price of each
article has been multiplied by the annual amount of each article
consumed by the average family. The products thus obtained have
then been added for each month. The total of the products thus
obtained for each month represents what the average family would
spend for a year’s supply of these foods if purchased at the retail
prices of each specified month. For example, the average price of
sirloin steak in December, 1919, was 39.1 cents. The annual amount
of sirloin steak consumed by the average family was 70 pounds.
a r tic le s

,3
7

A v e r a g e

f o r

th e

U n ite d

S ta te s

s7 See footnote on p. 10.
38 The methods of computation, as outlined for the U nited States in Table B , apply to all months
after January, 1918. The average family expenditures for these 22 food articles, shown in Table B for each
month from January, 1913, to December, 1917, have been converted to the 1913 base from those previ­
ously computed b y this Bureau on the 1916 base. Since January, 1918, all comparisons in the average
family expenditure for these 22 articles of food have been made w ith the year 1913 and th e computations
have been as stated in the explanation of Table B.




59

60

RE T A IL PRIC ES, 1913 TO DECEM BER, 1919.

Multiplying 39.1 cents by 70 gives $27.37, which represents the
amount spent for sirloin steak in a year if the year’s supply had been
bought in December. By a similar process the amount spent in
December for each of the other articles was computed. These
products have then been added and the total obtained represents the
cost of a year’s supply of these 22 food articles if bought in Decem­
ber, 1919. For .purposes of comparison, the consumption of these
articles is assumed to remain the same for the entire period, 1913 to
1919, and by a process similar to that illustrated for December, 1919,
the expenditure of the average family has been computed for each
month. The totals obtained for each month have then been divided
by $343.94, the average cost of these 22 articles for the United States
in the year 1913. For example: The total for December, 1919, was
$676.22, which divided by $343.94 gives 196.61. This number, 196.61,
represents the relation between the cost in December, 1919, and the
average cost for the year 1913, and shows an increase of 97 per cent
in the cost in December as compared with the average cost for the
year 1913. The index numbers, obtained in a similar manner for
each month, show the trend in the retail cost of these 22 food articles
more clearly than does a statement of the aggregate expenditures
alone.
The index numbers and the total money expenditures for these 22
food articles are comparable for the entire period from January, 1913,
to December, 1919.

Table C'.—Average and relative retail prices of specified food articles,
by cities, 1913 to 1919, by months and years (pp. 70 to 4W * — I*1 this
table both average and relative retail prices of each article of fo o d 3
9
are shown for 39 cities 4 for each month from January, 1913, to
0
December, 1919. Average prices are shown for 11 other cities
beginning with the month when these cities were first scheduled by
the Bureau.4
0
For each city the average money prices of each article in each
month from January, 1913, to December, 1919, have been computed
by adding all prices reported in each city for each article and by
dividing this sum by the total number of firms in each city reporting
on each article. The yearly average price of each article in each city
has been computed from the monthly averages.
The relative prices for each article in each city have been obtained
by dividing the average money price of each article in the year 1913
into the average money price for each article for each month from
January, 1913, to December, 1919.

Table D.—Average and relative family expenditures for 22 food arti­
cles*1 combined, by cities, 1913 to 1919, by months and years (pp. 76
to 44-1)-— The average family expenditure has been found for each
city by the same method as that used for the United States since
January, 1918. This method has been given in the explanation of
Table B (p. 59).
The relative figures showing the cost of these 22 foods as com­
pared with the average cost for the year 1913 have been obtained bv
dividing the average family expenditure for each city for each
month from January, 1913, to December, 1919, by the average ex­
penditure in each city for the year 1913.

3 See p . 9.
9




4 See p. 8.
0

« See footnote on p. 10.

E X P L A N A T IO N O F T A B L E S .

61

Table E.—Average retail prices of coal, per ton of 2,000 pounds, on
January 15 and July 15 of each yearK1913 to 1919, by cities (pp. 44®
to 44?) • From the prices quoted by individual coal firms, city aver­
—
ages have been computed for Pennsylvania white-ash coal, both in
stove and chestnut sizes, and for bituminous coal. Average prices
are also shown for Colorado, Arkansas, and New Mexico anthracite
in those cities where these coals are sold. Prices on other than the
2,000-pound ton have been so specified by note.

Table F.— Net price, per 1,000 cubic feet, of gas for household use on
April 15 of each year, 1913 to 1919, by cities (p. 448)-— In this
table prices are shown by cities for manufactured gas, natural gas,
and manufactured and natural gas, mixed. From the prices quoted
by individual gas firms, city averages have been computed for those
cities where more than one company reported. All prices are net
•and are quoted for the first 1,000 cubic feet.

Table G.—Average retail prices of specified articles of dry goods on
May 15 and October 15 of each year, 1913 to 1919, and on February
15 and August 15, 1919, by cities (pp. 449 to 4@1)-— From the prices
quoted by individual dry goods firms, averages have been com­
puted for each of 10 articles of dry goods, in each city. Prices on
standard brands, only, have been included in the averages.




62

R ETAIL PRIC ES, 1913 TO D ECEM BER, 1919.

T a b l e A , — A V E R A G E AND

R E L A T IV E R E T A IL PRICES OF

SP E C IFIE D
AND

UNITED STATES.
[Average prices for 1913=100.

R elative figures are given in nearest whole numbers.]

Sirloin steak Round steak
(pound).
(pound).

Rib roast
(pound).

Chuck roast
(pound).

Plate beef
(pound).

Pork chops
(pound).

Year and month.
Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ R el­ Aver­ Rel­
age ative age ative age ative age ative age ative age ative
price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price.
1913: Av. for y e a r.. $0,254
January............... .238
February............
.239
March.................. .247
A p ril.................... .255
.256
M ay.....................
June..................... .259
J u ly.....................
.264
A u gu st................ .264
September.......... .263
October............... .257
N ovem ber........... .254
December...........
.251

100 $0,223
94
94
97
101
101
102
104
104
103
101
100
99

.205
.206
.213
.222
.222
.226
.232
.232
.232
.231
.228
.226

92
93
96
99
100
101
104
104
104
104
102
101

.188
.188
.194
.200
.200
.201
.202
.202
.201
.200
.198
.199

1914: Av. for y ea r..
January...............
February............
March..................
A pril....................
M ay.....................
June.....................
Ju ly.....................
A ugust................
Septem ber..........
October...............
N ovem ber...........
December...........

.259
.252
.253
.253
.254
.258
.263
.270
.279
.272
.262
.255
.256

102

.236
.227
.229
.229
.230
.233
.237
.244
.251
.246
.238
.234
.230

106
102
102
103
103
105
106
109
113
110
107
105
103

1915: Av. fo r y ea r..
January...............
February............
March..................
A pril....................
M ay.....................
June.....................
July.....................
A ugust................
September..........
October...............
Novem ber...........
December...........

.257
.253
.250
.247
.251
.258
.261
.266
.265
.264
.261
.256
.252

101

100
98
97
99
101
103
105
104
104
103
101
99

.230
.227
.223
.220
.223
.230
.234
.239
.238
.236
.232
.228
.224

103
102
100
99
100
103
105
107
107
106
104
102
101

.199
.197
.195
.197
.201
.203
.206
.205
.204
.203
.201
.198

1916: Av. fo r y ear..
January...............
February............
March..................
A pril....................
M ay.....................
June.....................
Ju ly .....................
A ugust................
Septem ber..........
October...............
Novem ber...........
December...........

.273
.256
.257
.263
.270
.277
.288
.286
.284
.283
.275
.270
.269

108
101
101
104
106
109
113
113
112
111
108
106
106

.245
.227
.227
.233
.240
.249
.260
.258
.257
.256
.248
.241
.240

110

102
102
104
108
112
117
116
115
115
111
108
107

1917: Av. fo r year.. .315
January..............
.276
February............ , .288
March.................. .295
A pril...................
.317
M ay..................... .323
June..................... .328
.327
J u ly .....................
A ugust................ .329
September..........
.333
October............... .329
November........... .316
D ecem ber........... .320

124
109
113
116
125
127
129
129
130
131
130
124
126

.290
.246
.260
.266
.290
.296
.302
.306
.308
.297
.308
.297
.300

130
111
117
119
130
133
135
137
138
133
138
133
134




99
99
100
100
102
103
106
110
107
103
100
101

100 $0.198

100 $0,160
95
95
98
101
101
102
102
102
101
101
100
100

.149
.149
.156
.162
.161
.163
.164
.165
.164
.164
.163
.162

.204
.199
.200
.200
.201
.203
.205
.209
.214
.209
.205
.203
.201

103
100
101
101
102
102
103
105
108
105
104
103
101

.201

101

100 $0,121
93
93
98
101
101
102
103
103
103
103
102
101

.111
.113
.118
.122
.122
.122
.122
.122
. 123
.123
.124
.124

.167
.163
.164
.163
.164
.165
.167
.169
.175
.173
.170
.167
.165

104
102
103
102
103
103
104
106
109
108
106
104
103

101
100
99
100
101
103
104
104
103
102
101
100

.161
.162
.159
.157
.158
.161
.164
.165
.164
.163
.162
.159
.158

101
101
99
98
99
101
103
103
103
102
101
99
99

.123
.122
.121
.121
.122
.122
.122
.122
.122
.120
.119
.118

.201
.201
.206
.211
.217
.224
.221
.219
.218
.213
.210
.211

.212

107
101
102
104
106
110
113
112
111
110
108
106
106

.171
.159
.159
.164
.169
.175
.181
.179
.176
.176
.173
.171
.169

.249
.217
.226
.233
.252
.258
.261
.258
.256
.260
.258
.251
.254

126
109
114
118
127
130
132
130
129
131
130
127
128

.209
.174
.185
.204
.209
.215
.219
.219
.217
.219
.218
.211
.215

100 $0,210

100

92
93
98
101
101
101
101
101
102
102
102
102

.187
.189
.203
.216
.209
.208
.217
.219
.228
.226
.215
.203

89
90
97
103
100
99
103
104
108
107
102
97

.126
.123
.124
.124
.124
.125
.125
.126
.130
.130
.128
.127
.125

104
102
102
102
102
103
103
104
107
107
106
105
103

.220
.207
.210
.209
.217
.223
.216
.223
.251
.237
.230
.218
.195

105
99
100
100
103
106
103
106
119
113
110
104
93

.121

100
102
101
100
100
101
101
101
101
101
99
98
98

.203
.185
.179
.178
.197
.209
.206
.211
.216
.225
.231
.208
.184

96
88
85
85
94
99
98
100
103
107
110
99
87

107
99
99
103
106
109
113
112
110
110
108
107
106

.128
.120
.121
.124
.127
.130
.134
.132
.129
.130
.128
.128
.128

106
99
100
102
105
107
111
109
107
107
106
106
106

.227
.187
.194
.218
.225
.229
.231
.234
.244
.262
.248
.234
.223

108
89
92
104
107
109
110
111
116
125
118
111
106

131
109
116
128
131
134
137
137
136
137
136
132
134

.157
.131
.140
.146
.160
.163
.166
.165
.162
.163
.165
.162
.162

130
108
116
121
132
135
137
136
134
135
136
134
134

.319
.237
.262
.280
.306
.306
.310
.317
.345
.389
.389
.346
.339

152
113
125
133
146
146
148
151
164
185
185
165
161

63

GENERAL, TABLES.

FOOD AR TIC LE S F O R TH E U N ITED STATES, 1913 TO 1919, B Y MONTHS
YEARS.

UNITED STATES.
[Average prices for 1913= 100.

Bacon
(pound).

Ham
(pound).

Lard
(pound).

R elative figures are given in nearest whole numbers.]

Lamb
(pound).

Hens
(pound).

Sal­
mon,
canned
pound.

Eggs (dozen).
Strictly
fresh.

Stor­
age.

Butter
(pound).

Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Aver­ Rel­
age ative
age ative age
age ative age ative age ative age ative age ative age
price. price price. price price. price price. price price. price price. price. price price. price. price
$0,270
.254
.255
.261
.268
.269
.273
.280
.283
.281
.278
.272
.267

100 $0.269
94
.251
95
.254
97
.260
99
.265
100
.267
101
.273
104
.281
105
.284
104
.281
103
.276
101
.269
99
.265

100 $0.158
93
.154
94
.154
97
.156
99
.158
99
.158
102
.158
104
.159
106
.161
104
.161
102
.160
100
.159
99
.158

100 $0.189
.180
97
.185
98
.191
99
.202
100
.194
100
.194
100
.197
101
.189
102
.187
102
.184
101
.185
101
.185
100

.275
.265
.265
.266
.268
.268
.270
.274
.288
.290
.286
.282
.278

102
98
98
99
99
99
100
101
107
108
106
104
103

.273
.264
.265
.265
.266
.267
.270
.278
.291
.291
.283
.274
.268

102
98
99
99
99
99
100
103
108
108
105
102
100

.156
.157
.157
.156
.156
.155
.154
.154
.156
.156
.155
.156
.154

99
100
99
99
99
98
97
97
99
99
98
99
97

.269
.272
.268
.265
.264
.265
.268
.271
.271
.270
.273
.274
.272

100
101
99
98
98
98
98
100
100
100
101
101
101

.261
.264
.259
.255
.254
.256
.261
.264
.263
.260
.265
.268
.269

97
98
96
95
94
95
97
98
98
97
99
100
100

.148
.154
.153
.152
.151
.151
.151
.146
.141
.139
.143
.145
.145

.287
.272
.273
.277
.281
.285
.288
.290
.292
.297
.298
.299
.298

106
101
101
103
104
105
107
107
108
110
110
111
110

.294
.271
.274
.280
.287
.293
.296
.298
.300
.305
.306
.306
.306

109
101
102
104
107
109
110
111
111
114
114
114
114

.410
.297
.309
.333
.382
.418
.426
.430
.431
.444
.482
.484
.488

152
110
114
123
141
155
158
159
160
164
178
179
181

.382
.306
.317
.336
.365
.387
.391
.395
.394
.409
.426
.426
.434

142
114
118
125
136
144
145
147
147
152
159
159
161




100 $0.213
.202
95
98
.207
.214
101
.222
107
.222
103
.219
103
104
.217
.215
100
.215
99
97
.212
.206
98
98
.208

100
95
97
100
104
104
103
102
101
101
100
97
98

$0,345
.373
.315
.264
.252
.263
.279
.299
.330
.377
.416
.497
.476

.195
.188
.189
.189
.193
.198
.200
.203
.206
.197
.193
.192
.190

103
99
100
100
102
105
106
107
109
104
102
102
101

.218
.213
.221
.224
.230
.227
.220
.220
.221
.218
.214
.206
.199

102
100
104
105
108
106
103
103
104
103
100
97
94

93
97
97
96
96
96
95
93
89
88
91
92
92

.204
.206
.188
.195
.210
.217
.218
.209
.205
.201
.209
.198
.197

108
109
99
103
111
115
115
111
108
106
111
105
104

.208
.202
.208
.212
.213
.214
.209
.206
.206
.208
.206
.203
.203

.175
.147
.148
.152
.157
.168
.171
.174
.176
.186
.194
.214
.217

111
93
94
96
100
106
108
110
111
118
123
135
137

.226
.205
.212
.220
.230
.232
.239
.235
.231
.233
.225
.222
.223

120
108
112
116
122
123
126
124
122
123
119
117
118

.276
.214
.219
.239
.264
.278
.280
.274
.277
.297
.313
.327
.334

175
136
138
151
167
176
177
174
176
188
198
207
211

.289
.239
.259
.262
.276
.297
.304
.299
.297
.314
.316
.301
.302 ,

153
126
137
139
146
157
161
158
157
166
167
159
160

100
$0,383
.409
108 $0,257
91
.235
.412
.414
77
.404
73
76
.359
.352
81
87
.348
96
.354
109
.377
120
.382
144 "*.'343* .387
.397
138
.345

100
107
108
108
106
94
92
91
92
98
100
101
104

.353
.434
.365
.309
.255
.267
.282
.302
.332
.368
.390
.451
.478

102
126 **.*35i*
106
.326
90 . . . ___
74
77
82
87
96
107
113
131
.313
139
.317

.362
.398
.358
.350
.329
.327
.335
.342
.361
.377
.376
.393
.393

94
104
93
92
86
85
88
89
94
98
98
103
103

97 $0
95
97
99
100
101
98
97
97
97
97
95
95

.341
.444
.338
.256
.260
.261
. 2f 8
.279
. 305
.349
.403
.459
.465

99
129 ' ~f312*
98
.267
74
75
76
78
81
88
101
117
133
.311
135
.310

.358
.385
.377
.359
.359
.347
.346
.344
.314
.337
.351
.365
.386

93
101
98
94
94
91
90
90
88
88
92
95
101

.236
.216
.221
.229
.237
.241
.242
.240
.238
.242
.243
.239
.239

111
101
104
107
111
113
114
113
112
113
114
112
112

.375
.424
.348
.284
.273
.282
.300
.319
.363
.412
.456
.514
.530

109
123
101
82
79
82
87
93
105
120
132
149
154

.394
.382
.380
.403
.413
.372
.364
.357
.365
.392
.416
.436
.451

103
100
99
105
108
97
95
93
95
102
109
114
118

.286
.253
.267
.275
.291
.293
.289
.280
.279
.303
.311
.294
.304

134
119
126
129
136
138
136
131
131
142
146
138
143

.481
.546
.507
.347
.387
.400
.411
.421
.461
.526
.552
.581
.635

139
158
147
101
112
116
119
122
134
152
160
168
184

.487
.454
.469
.462
.510
.467
.471
.459
.476
.495
.509
.527
.543

127
118
122
121
133
122
123
120
124
129
133
138
142

.302
.266

*387*
.396
.425
.463

.447
.450

64

R E T A IL PR IC E S, 1913 TO DECEM BER, 1919.

T a b le

A . — A V E R A G E AND

R E L A T IV E R E T A IL PRICES OF SP E C IFIE D
AND
UNITED STATES— Continued.

[Average prices for 1913=100.

R elative figures are given in nearest whole numbers.]

Sirloin steak Round steak
(pound).
(pound).

Chuck roast
(pound).

Rib roast
(pound).

Plate beef
(pound).

Pork chops
(pound).

Year and month.
Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­
age ative age ative
age ative age a tiv e age ative age ative
price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price.
1918: Av. fo r y ea r
January...........
February.........
March..............
A pril................
May..................
June.................
J u ly ..................
A ugust.............
September.......
October...........
November.......
Decem ber........

$0.389

.327
.334
.338
.366
.400
.426
.421
.415
.417
.410
.405
.404

129
132
133
144
157
168
166
163
164
161
159
159

1919: Av. fo r y ear
January...........
February.........
March..............
A pril................
M ay..................
June.................
J u ly ..................
A ugust............
September.......
October...........
November.......
December........

.417

164

.431

162
162
165
172
175
170
171
166
161
157
155
154

.411
.412
.418
.437
.444
.434
.421
.409
.398
.393
.391

153 $0.369

155 $0.266

165 $0,307

.306
.314
.318
.345
.380
.406
.403
.396
.398
.390
.385
.382

137
141
143
155
170
182
181
178
178
175
173
171

.258
.263
.268
.293
.318
.335
.333
.326
.327
.323
.320
.319

130
133
135
148
161
169
168
165
165
163
162
161

174

.325

164

.270

.390
.388
.394
.405
.416
.404
.407
.395
.379
.369
.362
.359

175
174
177
182
187
181
183
177
170
165
162
161

.326
.326
.334
.346
.352
.338
.335
.324
.312
.306
.302
.303

165
165
169
175
178
171
169
164
158
155
153
153

.280
.279
.284
.294
.297
.281
.277
.266
.253
.245
.242

.221
.227
.232
.255
.278
.295
.291
.283
.284
.279
.275
.273

.243

166 $0.206

170 $0.390

138
142
145
159
174
184
182
177
178
174
172
171

.172
.177
.182
.199
.219
.227
.224
.217
.219
.215
.212
.211

142
146
150
164
181
188
185
179
181
178
175
174

169

.202
.219
.219
.221
.226
.225
.210
.203
.193
.182
.176
.173
.173

167

175
174
178
184
186
176
173
166
158
153
151
152

.343
.336
.339
.356
.367
.372
.379
.422
.461
.454
.433
.413
.423

181
181
183
187
186
174
168
160
150
145
143
143

163
160
161
170
175
177
180
201
220
216
206
197
201
193
180
184
197
205
202
220
223
219
211
200
181

.406
.379
.386
.414
.430
.424
.462
.469
.460
.443
.421

.381

Bread (pound).
Cheese (pound).

Milk, fresh
(quart).

Year and month.
Aver­
age
price.
1913: Av. for year........

January...................
February................
March......................
April........................
May..........................
June.........................
July..........................
August.....................
September..............
October...................
Novem ber...............
December................

1914: Av. for year........

January...................
February.................
March......................
April........................
May..........................
June.........................
July..........................
August.....................
Septem ber..............
October...................
Novem ber...............
December................

$0.221

.222
.222
.221
.220
.219
.218
.219
.220
.221
.224
.225
.225
.229

.229
.230
.231
.230
.228
.227
.227
.228
.229
.230
.230
.230

Scaling
weight.

Baked weight.

Rela­
tiv e
price.

Aver­
age
price.

Rela­
tiv e
price.

Aver­
age
price.

Aver­
age
price.

100

$0. 050

$0.056

100

$0.089

100
100
100
100
99
99
99
100
100
101
102
102

.089
.089
.089
.089
.088
.088
.088
.088
.089
.090
.091
.091

104

.089

104
104
105
104
103
103
103
103
104
104
104
104

.091
.091
.090
.089
.089
.089
.089
.089
.089
.090
.090
.090

100
100
100
100
99
99
99
99
100
101
102
102

100

102
102
101
100
100
100
100
100
100
101
101
101

.050
.050
.050
.050
.050
.050
.050
.050
.050
.050
.050
.050

.056
.056
.056
.056
.056
.056
.056
.056
.056
.056
.056
.056

.056

.063

.055
.055
.055
.055
.055
.055
.055
.056
.057
.057
.057
.058

.062
.062
.062
.062
.062
.062
.062
.063
.064
.064
.064
.065

Flour, w heat
(pound).

Rela­
tiv e
price.

Aver­
age
price.

100

$0.033

100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100

.033
.033
.033
.-033
.033
.033
.033
.033
.033
.033
.033
.033

100
100
100
100
101
101
101
100
100
99
99
99

113

.034
.032

104

111
111
111
111
111
111
111
113
114

114
114

116

.033
.033
.033
.033
.033
.032
.035
.037

.037
.037

.037

1 No hens sold in March and April, 1918, by order of the Food Administration.




Rela­
tiv e
price.

100

98
99
99
99
99
99
98
106

113

111
112
113

65

GENERAL TABLES.

FOOD A R TICLES FO R TH E U N ITED STATES, 1913 TO 1919, B Y MONTHS
Y E A R S — Continued.
UNITED STATES— Continued.
[Average prices for 1913=100.

Bacon
(pound).

Ham
(pound).

Lard
(pound).

Relative figures are given in nearest whole numbers.]

Lamb
(pound).

Hens
(pound).

Sal­
mon,
cann’ d
pound.

Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­
age ative age ative age ative age ative age ative age
price. price price. price price. price price. price price. price price.

Eggs (dozen).
Strictly
fresh.

Butter
(pound).

Stor­
age.

Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Aver­ Rel­
age ative age
age ative
price. price price. price. price

196 $0.479

178 $ 0.333

$0.3 00

$0. 569

180
179
181
183
187
191
194
200
208
214
216
217

211

$0.349

.486
.484
.488
. 495
.505
.515
.523
.540
.562
.579
.583
.585

.436
.438
.441
.446
.456
.465
.487
.485
.519
.520
.524
.533

162
163
164
166
170
173
181
180
193
193
195
198

.329
.330
.332
.331
.329
.326
.325
.331
.336
.342
.342
.342

208
209
210
209
208
206
206
209
213
216
216
216

.308
.314
.317
.353
.368
.374
.373
.369
.369
.352
.351
.344

163
166
168
187
195
198
197
195
195
186
186
182

.329 154
.362 170
(i)
(l)
.379 ”178*
.376 177
.380 178
.386 181
.394 185
.390 183
.393 185
.384 180

.292
.291
.295
.295
.296
.296
.296
.302
.305
.309
.313
.314

.674
.627
.443
.425
.424
.425
.491
. 536
.586
.641
.741
.811

195 $0.524
182
. 547
128
123
123
123
142
155
170
186
215
.541
235
.581

.5 5 4

205

.5 3 4

199

.36 9

234

.3 6 5

193

.411

193

.3 3 1

.6 2 8

182

.6 7 8

177

.585
.553
.549
.572
.567
.572
.581
.577
.556
.528
.510
.503

217
205
203
212
210
212
215
214
206
196
189
186

.536
.518
.514
.529
.545
.552
.567
.569
1552
.524
.505
.499

199
193
191
197
203
205
211
212
205
195
188
186

.334
.321
.334
.353
.388
.402
.420
.420
.382
.361
.365
.349

211
203
211
223
246
254
266
266
242
228
231
221

.361
.364
.380
.399
.396
.384
.382
.364
.346
.339
.334
.336

191
193
201
211
210
203
202
193
183
179
177
178

.400
.396
.411
.430
.435
.426
.420
.418
.414
.403
.392
.391

188
186
193
202
204
200
197
196
194
189
184
184

.321
.317
.321
.322
.319
.320
.322
.323
.336
.348
.357
.364

.752
.506
.483
.493
.531
.535
. 566
.602
.632
.720
.810
.901

218
.599
147
.468
140
143
154
155
164
174 ........
183 ....
209 ’ .*592*
235
.618
261
.635

.705
.572
.665
.713
.679
.633
.628
.641
.657
.711
.754
.780

184
149
174

$0.529

Corn meal
(pound).

Aver­
age
price.

Rela­
tive
price.

Aver­
age
price.

Rela­
tive
price.

Potatoes
(pound).

Aver­
age
price.

177

Sugar, granu­
lated (pound).

Rela­
tive
price.

Aver­
age
price.

Rela­
tive
price.

165

$0.577

Coffee (pound).

Aver­
age
price.

Rela­
tive
price.

151

.567
.579
.552
.507
.510
.511
.526
.539
.592
.651
.668

148
151
144
132
133
133
137
141
155
170
174
190

.7 2 7

186
177
165
164

167
172
186
197
204

Tea (pound).

Aver-. Rela­
age
tive
price.
price.

$0.087

100

$ 0 .0 17

99
98
98
98
98
98
98
100
102
103
104
104

.086
.086
.086
.086
.086
.086
.087
.087
.087
.087
.087
.087

99
99
99
99
99
99
100
100
100
100
100
100

.016
.015
.015
.015
.016
.018
.019
.019
.019
.018
.018
.018

91
90
88
87
91
104
110
109
110
106
107
106

. 058
. 055
.054
. 054
. 054
. 053
. 055
. 056
.057
.055
. 054
.054

106
100
99
98.
97
97
100
102
104
101
99
98

.299
.298
.298
.298
.298
.298
.298
.298
.298
.297
.298
.297

100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100

.543
.543
. 543
.543
.544
.544
.544
.544
.545
.545
. 545
.545

100
100
100
100
100
100
100

.0 3 2

105

.0 8 8

101

.0 1 8

108

.059

108

.29 7

.5 4 8

.087
.087
.087
.087
.087
.087
.088
.088
.088
.088
.088
.088

.018
.018
.018
.018
.019
.022
.026
.019
.018
.015
.014
.014

108
108
107
105
112
132
155
111
105
89
83
84

.052
.052
.051
.050
.050
.051
.052
.079
.080
.072
.062
.061

.296
.296
.297
.297
.297
.297
.296
.297
.297
.296
.296
.296

100

104
103
103
103
103
103
103
105
109
109
109
107

95
94
93
91
91
93
95
143
145
132
113
110

100

, 031
.031
.031
.031
.031
.031
.031
.031
.033
.033
.033
.032

99
99
100
100
100
100
99
100
100
99
99
99

.545
. 545
. 545
.545
.547
.547
.547
.547
.547
.547
.547
.547

$ 0.0 30

.030
.029
.029
.029
.029
.029
.030
.030
.031
.031
.031
.031

100

Rice (pound).

185 $0.377

100
100
100
100
100
100
101
101
101
101
101
101

146684°— 21— B u ll. 270------- 5




100

$ 0.055

100

$0. £98

100

$0. 544

100

100
100
100
100

100

100
100
100
100
101
101
101
101
101
101

101
101

66

RE T A IL PR IC E S,

T a b l e A .—A V E R A G E

1913 TO DECEM BER, 1919.

AND R E L A T IV E R E T A IL PRIC ES OF SP E C IFIE D
AND
UNITED STATES— Continued.

[Average prices for 1913= 100.

R elative figures are given in nearest whole numbers.J
Bread (pound).

(pound).

Scaling
weight.

(quart).

Year and m onth.

Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Rela­ Aver­
age
tive
age
tive
age
price. price. price. price. price.
1915: A y * fox y e a r ... $0,232

105

$0,088

.060
.063
.063
.063
.064
.064
.063
.063
i062
.062
.061
.061

.091

102

.065

100
100
100
99
99
99
100
101
102
105
109
112

.061
.062
.062
.062
.062
.062
.062
.063
.068
.072
.075
.069
.082

.092

164

.258

117

.243
.248
.250
.249
.248
.245
.243
.244
.256
.269
.292
.310

110
112
113
113
112
111
110
111
116
122
132
140

.089
.089
.089
.088
.088
.088
.080
.090
.091
.094
.097
.100

.332
.311
.314
.323
.331
.338
.338
.330
.328
.336
.349
.345
.345

150

.112

.359

162

1917: Av. for y e a r ...

January................
February.............
March...................
A pril.....................
M ay......................
J un e......................
J u ly ......................
A ugust.................
Septem ber...........
October................
N ovem ber...........
December............

1918: Av. for y e a r...

January................
February.............
March............ .
A pril.....................
M ay.......................
Jun e.....................
J u ly ......................
A ugust.................
Septem ber...........
October......... ......
Novem ber...........
December............

.345
.349
.351
.341
.334
.332
.335
.346
.360
.385
.406
.427

1819: Av. for y e a r ...

.426

J anuary...............
February.............
March............ ......
A pril.....................
M ay...................
J u n e.............. .....
J u ly ......................
A ugust.................
Septem ber...........
October................
Novem ber______
December.............




.445
.409
.405
.419
.422
.424
.430
.435
.430
.424
.430

.433

141
142
146
150
153
153
149
148
152
158
156
156

125

$0,062

1916: Av. for y e a r ...

January................
February.............
March...................
A pril.....................
M ay......................
Jun e.....................
J u ly ......................
A ugust.................
Septem ber...........
October................
N ovem ber...........
D ecember............

$0,070

99

101
100
99
99
98
98
98
99
99
100
100
100

.233
.234
.233
.233
.234
.234
.231
.228
.227
.229
.231
.238

.099
.100
.100
.101
.104
.106
.111
.114
.118
.127
.128
.131

.139

156
158
159
154
151
150
152
157
163
174
184
193

.134
.134
.134
.132
.132
.130
.132
.136
.143
.148
.154
.157

193

125

112
112
112
114
117
119
125
128
132
143
144
147

156

.070
.071
.072
.075
.084
.085
.088
.091
.088
.088
.088
.083

Com meal
(pound).

Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Rela­
age
age
tive
age
tive
tive
price. price. price. price. price. price.

.090
.089
.088
.088
.088
.088
.088
.088
.088
.089
.089
.089

January...............
February.............
March...................
A pril.....................
M ay......................
Jun e.....................
J u ly ......................
A ugust.................
Septem ber...........
October................
N ovem ber...........
December............

105
106
106
105
106
106
105
103
103
104
105
107

Flour, wheat
(pound).

Baked
weight.

$0,042

126

.068
.071
.071
.071
.072
.072
.071
.071
.070
.070
.069
.069

121
127
127
127
129
129
127
127
125
125
123
123

.041
.045
.045
.045
.046
.043
.041
.041
.039
.037
.037
.038

.073

130

.044

135

.069
.070
.070
.070
.070
.070
.070
.071
.077
.081
.084
.078

123
125
125
125
125
125
125
127
138
145
150
139

.039
.041
.040
.039
.039
.039
.038
.044
.049
.051
.057
.055

120
125
120
119
119
117
116
134
148
155
174
167

.070

211

.079
.080
.081
.084
.095
.096
.099
.102
.099
.099
.099
.093

.098

151
151
151
148
148
146
148
153
161
166
173
176

.094
.095
.096
.098
.099
.100
.100
.099
.099
.098
.098
.098

.155

174

201
. 156
185
.155
183
.153
190
.150
191
.149
192
.149
195
. 150
197
.155
. 157
195
192
.160
195
.164
196 1 .167

.100

175
174
172
169
167
167
169
174
176
180
184
188

.098
.098
.098
.098
.098
.099
.100
.101
.101
.101
.102
.102

141
143
145
150
170
171
177
182
177

124
138
136
137
139
130
125
124
117
113
113
114

177
166

.056
.056
.058
.068
.088
.081
.073
.076
.074
.071
.069
.068

175

.067

203

.066
.066
.066
.066
.066
.067
.067
.068
.068
.067
.067
.067

200
200
200
200
200
203
203
206
206
203
203
203

.072

218

177

168
170
171
175
177
179
179

177
177

175
175

175

179

175
175
175
175
175
177
179
180
180
180
182
182

171
171
174
206
266
246
220
229
223
214
208
205

.066
.067
.068
.072
.075
.075
.075
.074
.073
.073
.074

200
203
206
218
227
227
227
224
221
221
224

.077

233

$0,033

.033
.033
.033
.033
.033
.033
.033
.032
.032
.032
.032
.032
.034

.032
.032
.032
.032
.032
.032
.032
.033
.034
.035
.038
.039
.058

.040
.041
.041
.046
.053
.055
.059
.066
.081
.070
.071
.071
.068

108

109
110
110
109
109
109
108
108
108
108
107
107
113

107
108
107
108
108
108
108
110
113
117
126
131
192

132
136
137
154
178
182
195
219
272

232

235
235
227

.070
.070
.072
.071
.070
.067
.067
.068
.060
.068
.065
.064

233
233
240
237
233
223
223
227
230
227
217
213

.064

213

.062
.060
.059
.060
.062
.063
.065
.066
.067
.066
.066
.066

207
200
197
200
207
210
217
220
223
220
220
220

G ENERAL TABLES.

67

FOOD A R TIC LE S FO R TH E U N ITE D STATES, 1913 TO 1919, B Y MONTHS
Y E A R S — Continued.
UNITED STATES— Continued.
[Average prices for 1913=100.

Rice
(pound).

Potatoes
(pound).

Sugar,
granulated
(pound).

R elative figures are given in nearest whole numbers.]

Coffee
(pound).

Tea
(pound).

Onions.
pound.
Aver­
age
Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Rela­ price.
tive
age
tive
age
tive
tive
age
tive
age
age
price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price.
$0,091

.091
.191
.091
.091
.091
.091
.091
.091
.091
.091
.090
.090

104 $0.015

89 $0. 066

104
104
104
104
104
104
104
104
104
104
104
104

.014
.014
.014
.015
.015
.017
.014
.014
.013
.016
.016
.018

85
84
82
86

99
85
82
79
94
97
106

89

.060
.065
.066
.067
.068
.069
.070
.067
.065
.061
.066
.068

120

110
118
120
122
124
126
127
123
118
111
119
124

$0.300

101

.300
.300
.300
.300
.300
.300
.300
.300
.299
.299
.299
.299

101
101
101
101
101
101
101
101
100
100
100
100

100

$0.545

.544
.544
.544
.544

.544
.544
.546
.546
.546
.546
.546
.546

100

100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100

$0.035

$0.078

$0.135

$0.125

.034
.034
.033
.036
.043
.040
.035
.031
.030
.033
.033
.035

.073
.076
.076
.077
.076
. 070
.076
.076
.076
.079
.085
.089

.137
.137
.137
.137
.137
.133
.135
.135
.135
.134
.133
.133

.125
.125
.125
.125
.125
.126
.125
.125
.125
.125
.125
.125

.049
.041
.044
.045
.048
.051
.054
.053
.050
.046
.047
.051
.057

.110
.091
.092
.092
.094
.094
.096
.117
.121
.121
.122
.136
.143

.134
.133

.129
.126

100

.091

105

.027

159

.080

146

.299

.091
.091
.091
.091
.091
.091
.091
.091
.091
.091
.091
.091

105
104
104
104
104
105
105
105
105
105
105
105

.023
.024
.024
.023
.024
.028
.023
.024
.067
.028
.034
.034

136
141
140
138
140
167
134
141
161
165
198
198

.067
.069
.075
.080
.086
.087
.088
.085
.077
.082
.086
.083

123
125
137
145
156
158
160
155
141
149
157
151

.299
.299
.299
.299
.299
.299
.299
.299
.299
.299
.299
.299

.104
.091
.091
.091
.094
.105
.109
.107
.106
.108
.111
.114
.110

119

.043

253

.093

169

105
104
104
108
121
125
123
122
124
128
131
133

.038
.049
.050
.058
.060
.062
.042
.035
.029
.030
.031
.030

225
290
297
339
352
366
246
206
172
178
183
178

.080
.081
.088
.096
.101
.094
.092
.100
.099
.098
.096
.095

146
148
160
175
183
170
166
181
179
177
174
172

.302
.299
.299
.300
.300
.301
.301
.306
.305
.305
.305
.303
.303

.129
.117
.118
.120
.121
.123
.125
.129
.134
.137
.140
.140
.139

148

.032
.032
.032
. 025
.022
.022
.029
.039
.039
.039
.035
.033
.032

.305

188
188
147
129
129
171
229
229
229
206
194
188

.095
.106
.092
.091
.091
.091
.092
.093
.096
.106
.108
.108

176

134
136
138
139
141
144
148
154
157
161
161
160

173
193
167
165
165
165
167
169
175
193
196
196

.304
.304
.304
.301
.301
.302
.301
.301
.303
.305
.308
.324

102
102
102
101'
101
101
101
101
102
102
103
109

.623
.609
.615
.039
.638
.648
.653
.658
.664
.675
.679
.674

115
112
113
117
117
119 1
120
121
122
124
125
124

.151

174

.038

224

.113

205

.433

.138
.143
.134
.134
.134
.138
.146
.155
.165
.173
.176
.177

159
164
154
154
154
159
168
178
190
199
202
202

.032
.031
.029
.031
.033
.038
.048
.050
.043
.038
.039
.043

188
182
171
182
194
224
282
294
253
224
229
253

.108
.107
.106
.106
.106
.106
.109
.111
.110
.114
.125
.145

196
195
193
193
193
193
198
202
200
207
227
264

.350
.366
.376
.385
.405
.426
.462
.478
.488
.486
.489
.489

145

.701
.692
.684
.704
.697
.698
.701
.705
.707
.707
.710
.713
.693




188

.097

100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100

101

.546

.546
.546
.546
.546
.546
.546
.546
.546
.546
.546
.546
.547

Beans,
Prunes, Raisins,
navy
seeded,
pound. pound. pound.
Aver­ Aver­
Aver­
age
age
age
price.
price.
price.

100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100

.582

107

.076

.179

100
100
101
101
101
101
103
102
102
102
102
102

.547
.547
.547
.549
.559
.567
.599
.602
.610
.613
.618
.621

100
100
101
101
103
104
110
111
112
113
114
114

.069
.122
.125
.134
.086
.070
.051
.046
.046
.049
.058
.050

.145
.149
.154
.167
.191
.195
.195
.192
.188
.189
.189
.188

102

.648

119

.047

.173

117
123
126
129
136
143
155
160
164
163
164
164

.133
.133
.133
.133
.130
.134
.134
.134
.135
.138
.138
.155

.139
.141
.141
.145
.153
.157
.160
.162
.163
.165
.166
.164

.050
.049
.040
.033
.056
.048
.053
. 055
.050
.045
.040
.039

.185
.181
.181
.180
.178
.175
.173
.171
.169
.167
.161
.154

.172
.164
. 165
.165
.166
.165
.166
.167
.171
.174
.183
.184
.192

129

.074

.126

127
126
129
128
128
129
130
130
130
131
131
127

.041
.043
.060
.069
.107
.112
.098
.078
.065
.063
.069
.081

.252

.149
.137
.125
.121
.120
.121
.121
.123

.124
.125
.123

.122

.198
.203
.209
.219
.232
.254
.265
.274
.280
.290
.302
.293

.126
.126
.126
.126
.127
.128
.128
.129
.130

.137
.139
.146
.141
.141
.141

.142
.144

.146
.148
.148
.148
.149
.148
.150
.153

.150
.150
.151
.151
.151

.151
.151
.153
.154
.155

.158
.161
.184
.161

.162
.164
.163
.165
.168
.173
.180
.194
.209
.227
.239

€8

RETAIL, PRICES, 1913 TO DECEMBER, 1919'.

T a b l e A .—A V E R A G E

AND R E L A T IV E R E T A IL PRIC ES OF SPECIFIE D
AND
UNITED STATES— Concluded.

Year and month.

Milk,
evap­
orated,
15-16ounce can.
Average
price.

Oleo­
marga­
rine,
pound.
Average
price.

N ut
marga­
rine,
pound.
Average
price.

$0.413
.396
.392
.390
.392
.404
.414
.419
.425
.428
426
.430
.434

$0.357
.364
.359
.355
.352
.353
.354
.357
.358
.358
.358
.358
.358

Crisco,
pound.
Average
price.

Rolled
oats,
pound.
Average
price.

Corn
flakes,
8-ounce
package.
Average
price.

Cream of
Wheat,
28-ounce
package.
Average
price.

$0.087
.084
.084
.083
.084
.085
.085
.087
.089
.091
.092
.092
.092

$0.141
.141
.141
.141
.140
.141
.140
.141
.140
.140
.141
.141
.141

$0.254
.259
.251
.251
.250
.251
.251
.252
.251
.251
.252
.252
.276

1919—Concluded.
A verage for y e a r ..........
January.....................
February..................
March........................
April..........................
May...........................
June..........................
J u ly...........................
August......................
Septem ber................
October.....................
November.................
Decem ber.................

T able

$0.160
.163
.164
.153
.150
.151
.154
.159
.163
.165
.166
.168
.169

$0.363
.335
.338
.332
.-334
.339
..353
.389
.405
.395
.375
.378
.377

B.— A V E R A G E AND R E L A T IV E FA M ILY E X P E N D IT U R E S FOR 22
B Y MONTHS
UNITED STATES.
[Average expenditure for the year 1913= 100.]
1913

1914

1915

Month.
Average.
Average for year.........

January...................
February.................
March.......................
April.........................
May..........................
June..........................
July..........................
A ugust.....................
September...............
October....................
November................
D ecem ber................




$343.94

2 337. 99
2 333.11
2 333. 45
2 337. 30
2 332. 42
2 336. 24
2 342. 53
2 347. 07
2 352. 37
2 357. 25
2 360. 72
2 357. 59

R elative.
100
98
97
97
98
97
98
100
101
102
104
105
104

Average.
$352. 09
356. 18
346. 14
2 339. 68
* 333. 04
2 335. 99
2 341. 64
2 351. 61
2 366. 40
2 369. 49
2 362. 68
2 362. 27
2 359. 73
2
2

1See footnote on p. 10.

Relative.
102
104
101
99
97
98
99
102
107
107
105
105
105

Average.
$348.24
355. 87
347. 55
337. 06
341.12
344. 15
2 345. 56
2 344. 46
2 344. 28
2 346. 28
2 353. 95
2 358. 42
2 360. 00

2
2
2
2
2

R elative.
101
103
101
98
99
100
100
100
100
101
103
104
105

69

GENERAL TABLES.

FOOD A R TIC LE S FO R THE U N ITED STATES, 1913 TO 1919, B Y MONTHS
Y E A R S —Concluded.
UNITED STATES— Concluded.

Macaroni,
pound.
Average
price.

Beans,
baked,
No. 2 can.
Average
price.

Cabbage,
pound.
Average
price.

$0.194

$0.059

.195
.194
.193
.193
.193
.193
.194
.193
.194
.194
.196
. 198

.041
.043
.053
.091
.096
.068
.062
.053
.049
.045
.045
.061

Peas,
canned,
No. 2 can.
Average
price.

Corn,
canned,
No. 2 can.
Average
price.

$0.176
.191
.186
.181
.177
.175
.173
.173
.171
.171
.171
.170
.170

$0.192

.200
.196
.193
.192
.191
.191
.193
.191
.192
.191
.189
.189

Tomatoes,
canned,
No. 2 can.
Average
price.

$0.191

$0.162

.176
.170
.164
.159
.158
.159
.161
.159
.160
.161
.161
.161

.193
.192
.190
.190
.190
.190
.192
.191
.192
.191
.191
.192

Bananas,
dozen.
Average
price.

Oranges,
dozen.
Average
price.

$0.532

$0.383

.370
.350
.366
.376
.388
.382
.392
.391
.384
.393
.399
.404

'

.515
.468
.532
.555
.541
.544
.534
.537
.539
.553
.542
.520

FOOD A R T IC L E S 1 COMBINED FO R TH E U N ITED STATES, 1913 TO 1919,
AND Y E A R S.
UNITED STATES.
[Average expenditure for the year 1913=100.]
1917

1916
Average.

R elative.

$391.15

2 367. 36
2 364. 58
2 368. 46
2 373. 93
2 376. 30
2 384. 59
2 380. 40
2 389. 89
2 405. 75
2 415. 48
2 433. 43
2 433. 61

Average.

1918
R elative.

114

$503. 39

146

107
106
107
109
109
112
111
113
118
121
126
126

438. 59
457. 51
2 455. 86
2 498. 27
2 518. 70
2 521. 17
2 501. 33
2 511. 30
2 526. 06
2 540. 19
2 532. 25
2 539.13

128
133
133
145
151
152
146
149
153
157
155
157

2
2

Average.
$579.00

2 551. 27
2 554.13
2 505. 49
2 506.19
2 543. 93
2 557.19
2 576. 29
2 588. 32
2 611. 77
2 622. 37
2 630. 65
2 641. 63

1919
R elative.
168

160
161
154
154
158
162
168
171
178
181
183
187

Average.
$639.26

* 636. 79
* 591. 70
2 602. 88
2 624. 82
2 635. 83
2 632. 79
2 653. 39
2 659. 70
2 647. 73
2 648. 62
2 661. 08
2 676. 22

Relative.
186

185
172
175
182
185
184
190
192
188
189
192
197

2 Cost of year’s supply at prices charged in specified month. The expenditures for March and April, 1918,
do not include any amount spent for hens, as by order of the U. S. Food Administration no hens were sold
in these months.




70

RETAIL PRICES, 1913 TO DECEMBER, 1919.

T a b l e C .— A V E R A G E AN D R E L A T IV E R E T A IL PRIC ES OF SP E C IFIE D

ATLANTA, GA.
[Average prices for 1913=100.]

Sirloin steak Round steak
(pound).
(pound).

Rib roast
(pound).

Chuck roast
(pound).

Plate beef
(pound).

Pork chops
(pound).

Year and month.
Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ R el­ Aver­ R el­ Aver­ R el­
age ative age ative age ative age ative age ative age ative
price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price.
1913: Av. for yea r. . $0.240

January..............
February.............
M arch..................
A p ril...................
M ay.....................
June.....................
J u ly .....................
A ugust................
September..........
October...............
November...........
December...........

.230
.226
.226
.245
.240
.240
.260
.250
.240
.242
.242
.237

100 $0.211

96
94
94
102
100
100
108
104
100
101
101
99

.205
.205
.205
.210
.210
.214
.215
.215
.215
.213
.213
.213

1914: Av. for year. .

.256

107

.222

January..............
February.............
March..................
A pril...................
M ay.....................
June.....................
J u ly.....................
A ugust................
September..........
October...............
November...........
Decem ber...........

1915: Av. for y e a r ..

January..............
February.............
M arch..................
A p ril...................
M ay.....................
June.....................
J u ly .....................
A u g u st................
September..........
October...............
N ovember...........
Decem ber...........

1916: Av. for y e a r ..

.236
.236
.243
.246
.253
.269
.278
.276
.283
.263
.241
.246

.175
.170
.184
.206
.191
.196
.191
.201
.196
.197
.190
.197

92
89
96
108
100
103
100
105
103
103
99
103

.135
.130
.130
.145
.149
.154
.159
.155
.160
.154
.158
.158

105

.195

102

.161

.207
.211
.211
.211
.221
.234
.234
.234
.241
.229
.222
.213

98
100
100
100
105
111
111
111
114
109
105
101

104

98
98
95
95
97
101
101
101
99
95
88
92

102
99
101
103
105
110
110
110
110
105
97
98

.204
.207
.207
.200
.200
.204
.213
.213
.213
.208
.200
.185
.195

.249

104

.209

100 $0.149

97
97
97
100
100
101
102
102
102
101
101
101

98
98
101
103
105
112
116
115
118
110
100
103

.244
.238
.242
.246
.253
.265
.265
.265
.265
.253
.233
.235

.250

100 $0.191

97

99

.190
.186
.186
.196
.197
.215
.207
.203
.199
.185
.189
.186
.183

.189
.190
.183
.179
.187
.188
.188
.183
.179
.179
.175
.170

.190

99
97
97
103
103
113
108
106
104
97
99
97

96

103

.109

1917: Av. for year...

.296

123

.262

124

.229

120

January..............
February............
March..................
A pril...................
May.....................
June.....................
July.....................
A ugust................
September..........
October...............
November...........
December...........

.250
.258
.266
.300
.299
.314
.310
.311
.312
.311
.309
.307

102
105
108
129
124
127
122
120
124
126
125
125

.145
.145
.149
.149
.154
.155
.160
.160
.160
. 165
.154
.149

.188

.149
.149
.159
.190
.194
.204
.192
.196
.203
.212
.202
.208

.233

91
84
93
106
97
97
106
102
104
108
108
101

100

.235

102

.221
.221
.221
.231
.234
.240
.240
.268
.248
.245
.227
.218

96
96
96
100
101
104
104
116
107
106
98
94

.215

93

100

.154

94
94
94
95
102
102
102
102
104
104
102
99

.210
.195
.215
.245
.225
.225
.245
.235
.240
.250
.250

94
94
94
98
98
107
107
108
104
102
96
96

97
97
100
100
103
104
107
107
107
111
103
100

126

100
100
107
128
130
137
129
132
136
142
136
140

.096
.096
.106
.106
.100
.110
.105
.100
.100
.096
.096
.106

100

97
97
110
115
107
103
93
93
94
95
98
98

.095
.095
.095
.099
.099
.108
.108
.109
.105
.103
.097
.097

99

.179
.179
.179
.181
.194
.194
.194
.194
.199
.199
.194
.190

100 $0.231

103
103
103
105
104
113
113
115
113
110
108
105

.101

88
91
91
97
101
101
101
104
104
104
104
104




.101

99

.185
.191
.191
.205
.214
.214
.214
.219
.219
.219
.219
.219

.194
.200
.207
.246
.237
.242
.233
.229
.237
.241
.238
.238

108

103
104
104
103
100
101
101
97
97
94
94
94

98
98
100
104
107
106
106
106
106
106
106
104

101
103
109
123
130
134
131
132
133
132
133
131

.098
.098
.111
.116
.108
.104
.094
.094
.095
.096
.099
.099

.154
.155
.155
.154
.149
.150
.150
.145
.145
.140
.140
.140

.235
.235
.240
.250
.256
.254
.254
.254
.254
.254
.254
.250

.213
.218
.230
.260
.275
.282
.277
.278
.281
.278
.280
.277

.148

91
87
87
97
100
103
107
104
107
103
106
106

99
99
96
94
98
98
98
96
94
94
92
89

January..............
February.............
March..................
A pril...................
M ay.....................
June.....................
J u ly ....................
A ugust................
September..........
October...............
November...........
D ecember...........

104
108
111
125
125
131
129
130
130
130
129
128

.153
.153
.154
.157
.155
.169
.168
.171
.168
.164
.161
.157

100 $0.101

95
95
105
105
99
109
104
99
99
95
95
105

.196
.196
.196
.203
.224
.220
.223
.234
.234
.237
.214
.200

85
85
85
88
97
95
97
101
101
103
93
87

101

.101
.101
.101
.105
.115
.115
.115
.111
.116
.111
.106
.106

108

.233

100
100
100
104
114
114
114
110
115
110
105
105

.200
.205
.210
.235
.240
.245
.245
.245
.250
.250
.245
.220

87
89
91
102
104
106
106
106
108
108
106
95

.144

143

.319

138

.105
.106
.118
.151
.159
.164
.158
.157
.154
.157
.150
.152

104
105
117
150
157
162
156
155
152
155
149
151

.238
.263
.280
.300
.301
.303
.314
.334
.373
.399
.363
.357

103
114
121
130
130
131
136
145
161
173
157
155

71

GENERAL TABLES.

FOOD ARTICLES, B Y C IT IE S , 1913 TO 1919, B Y MONTHS AND Y E A R S.
ATLANTA, GA.
[Average prices for 1913=100.]
Bacon,
sliced
(pound).

Ham,
sliced
(pound).

Lard
(pound).

Lamb
(pound).

Hens
(pound).

Sal­
mon,
canned
pound.

Eggs (dozen).
Strictly
fresh.

Stor­
age.

Butter
(pound).

Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ R el­ Aver­ R el­ Aver­ R el­ Aver­ R el­ Aver­ Aver­ R el­ Aver­ Aver­ Rel­
age ative age ative age ative age ative age ative age
age ative
age ative age
price. price price. price price. price price. price price. price price. price. price price. price. price
$0,317
.320
.300
.310
.324
.310
.320
.320
.320
.331
.322
.311
.314

100 $0,298 100 $0.154 100 $0.201

100 $0,202 100

98
99

.285
.285
.290
.295
.290
.290
.310
.310
.310
.308
.308
.300

96
96
97
99
97
97
104
104
104
103
103
101

.148
.148
.148
.154
.155
.155
.157
.161
.158
.154
.153
.155

96
96
96
100
101
101
102
105
103
100
99
101

.310
.304
.304
.298
.310
.310
.305
.311
.336
.325
.313
.300
.302

98
96
96
94
98
98
96
98
106
103
99
95
95

.303
.300
.300
.293
.300
.293
.305
.297
.330
.326
.300
.300
.294

102

.156
.155
.152
.153
.156
.156
..1 5 2
.154
.170
,161
. 153
.155
.153

101

.202 101

101
101
98
101
98
102
100
111
109
101
101
99

101
99
99
101
101
99
100
110
105
99
101
99

.201
.198
.198
.202
.199
.218
.204
.208
.210
.203
.193
.194

.293
.297
.300
.291
.291
.291
.291
.291
.291
.296
.296
.294
.287

92
94
95
92
92
92
92
92
92
93
93
93
91

.288
.292
.283
.283
.283
.283
.292
.292
.290
.292
.292
.280
.290

97
98
95
95
95
95
98
98
97
98
98
94
97

.150
.155
.155
.154
.154
.154
.154
.149
.135
.133
.150
.153
.154

97
101

.210 104

.307
.300
.300
.300
.308
.308
.308
.308
.308
.308
.312
.315
.312

97
95
95
95
97
97
97
97
97
97
98
99
98

.316
.290
.290
.290
.300
.330
.330
.325
.325
.325
.325
.330
.330

106
97
97
97
101
111
111
109
109
109
109
111
111

. 416
.308
.310
.347
.400
.407
.430
.427
.429
.430
.490
.501
.505

131
97
98
109
126
128
136
135
135
138
155
158
159

.391
.325
.338
.356
.376
.390
.391
.391
.405
.413
.439
.432
.434

131
109
113
119
126
131
131
131
136
139
147
145
146

101
95
98
102
98
101

101
101
104

102




.200
.200
.206
.200
.200
.200
.200
.194
.200
.202
.202
.202

100
100
102
100
100
100
100
97
100
101
101
101

100
99
99
101
99
108
101
103
104
101
96
97

100

97
99
96
104
97
101
100
100
101
103
104
101

$0.292
.306
.280
.209
.224
.226
.242
.226
.283
.337
.341
.400
.433

.214 106
.209 103
.208 103
.217 107
.223 110
.220 i 109
.224 111
.223 110
.218 108
.211 104
.212 105
.204 101
.196
97

.311
.393
.286
.282
.239
.251
.264
.271
.309
.333
.329
.369
.409

107
135
98
97
82
86
90
93
106
114
113
126
140

95 $0.153
95
.153
95
.153
.152
92
.153
92
.153
94
.153
93
94
.153
94
.153
.153
94
104
.153
106
.153
83
.153

.285
.382
.274
.209
.245
.234
.246
.216
.264
.303
.310
.356
.386

98
131
94
72
84
80
84
74
90
104
106
122
132

101

.195
.200
.193
.211
.196
.205
.201
.202
.205
.208
.210
.203

105 $0,250
96
.250
72
77
77
83
77
97
115
117
137
.285
148
.350

.285

100

$0.399
.424
.417
.424
.424
.393
.379
.371
.371
.397
.390
.398
.404

106
105
106
106
99
95
93
93
100
98
100
101

.374
.404
.366
.381
.343 i
!
.341
.344
.363
.377
.387
.388
.394
.394
.379
.397
.388
.383
.379
.376
.371
.371
.372
.367
.376
.375
.390

94
101

92
95
86
85
86
91
94
97
97
99
99

100
100
100
100
97
88
86
97
99
100

.198
.198
.198
.204
.216
.225
.211
.219
.233
.200
.217
.200

99
99
99
101
107
112
105
109
116
100
108
100

.191
.191
.191
.185
.185
.190
.188
.190
.190
.190
.210
.215
.168

.179
.156
.156
.156
.158
.178
.179
.180
.181
.182
.189
.214
.214

116
101
101
101
103
116
116
117
118
118
123
139
139

.236
.200
.214
.225
.238
.250
.256
.238
.238
.244
.244
.244
.244

117
100
106
112
118
124
127
118
118
121
121
121
121

.205
.197
.182
.195
.210
.190
.210
.210
.190
.217
.225
.223
.215

98
.90
97
103
94
104
104
94
107
111
110
106

.152
.140
.140
.140
.148
.148
.150
.150
.150
.158
.162
.166
.174

.331
.359
.308
.243
.247
.263
.274
.275
.325
.360
.375
.433
.505

113
123
.250
105
.200
83 ...........
85
90
94
94
111
123
128
148 "*.'367*
173
.407

.408 i 102
.395 j 99
.395 ! 99
.433
109
.433
109
.388
97
.370
93
.367
92
.372
93
.400
100
.432
108
.443
111
.462
116

.275
.200
.209
.233
.262
.277
.281
.282
.271
.294
.319
.328
.340

179
130
136
151
170
180
182
183
176
191
207
213
221

.295
.250
.273
.273
.269
.298
.304
.303
.288
.324
.316
.321
.325

147
124
136
136
134
148
151
151
143
161
157
160
162

.263
.240
.233
.248
.240
.239
.236
.240
.232
.288
.337
.317
.306

130
119
115
123
119
118
117
119
115
143
167
157
151

.159
.164
.180
.188
.218
.225
.230
.231
.229
.246
.235
.235

.212

.436
.496
.476
.286
.400
.364
.407
.353
.424
.475
.482
.501
.571

149
170
.410
163
98
137
125
139
121
145
163
165
172 " .' 4 3 5 ’
.438
196

.506
.454
.460
.475
.520
.490
.505
.485
.497
.531
.551
.551
.552

101

.260
.190

.308
.285

! 95
! 100
1 97
: 96
95
94
93
93
93
92
94
94
1 98

127
114
115
119
130
123
127
122
125
133
138
138
138

72

RETAIL PRICES, 1913 TO DECEMBER, 1919.

C.—AVERAGE AND RELATIVE RETAIL PRICES OF

T a b le

BY MONTHS AND

ATLANTA, GA.—Continued.
[Average prices for 1913=100.]

Sirloin steak Round steak
(pound)
(pound).

Chuck roast
(pound).

Rib roast
(pound).

r ia te beef
(pound).

Pork chops
(pound).

Year and month.
Aver­ R el­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ R el­ Aver­ R el­ Aver­ R el­ Aver­ R el­
age. ative age ative age ative age ative age ative age ative
price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price.
1918: Av. for y e a r ... $0,369
.300
January...........
.314
February.........
March..............
.314
.350
A pril................
M ay..................
.369
June.................
.400
.398
Ju ly..................
A ugust............
.396
.406
September.......
.400
October...........
November.......
.387
.394
December........
1919: Av. for year.
January...........
February.........
March..............
A pril................
M ay..................
June.................
July..................
A ugust.............
September.......
October...........
November.......
December........

.392

.392
.388
.386
.404
.409
.400
.407
.395
.387
.378
.383
.374

154 $0.341

162 $0,283

125
131
131
146
154
167
166
165
169
167
161
164

.288
.283
.286
.319
.344
.375
.366
.365
.371
.372
.356
.364

136
134
136
151
163
178
173
173
176
176
169
173

163

.365

148

173

163
162
161
168
170
167
170
165
161
158
160
156

.369
.362
.364
.374
.383
.374
.383
.375
.356
.344
.353
.347

175
172
173
177
182
177
182
178
169
163
167
164

164

121
123
125
137
146
158
157
163
164
165
157
161

.202
.203
.212
.228
.234
.263
.264
.259
.273
.267
.259
.258

136
136
142
153
157
177
177
174
183
179
174
173

158

.231
.234
.239
.261
.279
.301
.300
.313
.314
.315

.244

164

162
161
163
170
162
169
166
157
151
146
147
143

.309
.308
.312
.324
.310
.322
.318
.299
.288
.279
,281
.273

.259
.261
.256
.269
.263
.256
.244
.238
.225
.219
.228
.215

174
175
172
181
177
172
164
160
151
147
153
144

1.197

.160
.160
.171
.186
.208
.213
.209
.218
.212
.211
.200
.221

.192

.205
.202
.205
.229
.214
.197
.184
.194
.172
.162
.174
.161

195

158
158
169
184
206
211
207
216
210
209
198
219

190

203
200
203
227
212
195
182
192
170
160
172
159

0.391

.346
.327
.340
.352
.375
.424
.456
.463
.425
.411

.403

.394
.354

.413
.402
.429
.443
.422
.417
.415
.379

169

150
142
147
152
162
166
167
184
197
200
184
178

174

171
153
160
171
179
174
186
192
183
181
180
164

Bread (pound).
Cheese (pound).

xviiiK, i resii
(quart).

Year and month.

Scaling
weight.

j luiu,
d

Baked weight.

Aver­
age
price.
1913: Av. for y e a r ___

January...................
February................
March.......................
April........................
May..........................
June.........................
July..........................
August.....................
September..............
October...................
N ovem ber...............
................

1914: Av. for y e a r ___

January...................
February................
March......................
April........................
M ay.........................
June.........................
J u ly .........................
A ugust.....................
Septem ber..............
October...................
N o vem ber...............
December................

Rela­
tiv e
price.

Aver­
age
price.

Rela­
tiv e
price.

Aver­
age
price.

Aver­
age
price.

$0.250

100

$0.102

100

$0,052

$0,059

.250
100
.250
100
.250
100
.250
100
.250
100
.250
100
.250
100
.250
100
.250
100
.250
100
.250
100
100
.250 December
.250

.250
.250
.250
.250
.250
.250
.250
.250
.250
.250
.250
.250

100

100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100

.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.106
.106
.108

98
98
98
98
98
98
98
98
98
104
104
106

.103

101

.106
.106
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.106
.106
.106
.106

104
104
98
98
98
98
98
98
104
104
104
104

.053
.053
.053
.053
.053
.053
.053
.053
.052
.052
.050
.050

.052

.050
.052
.052
.052
.052
.052
.052
.052
.052
.053
.053
.056

.060
.060
.060
.060
.060
.060
.060
.060
.059
.059
.056
.056

.059

.056
.059
.059
.059
.059
.059
.059
.059
.059
.060
.060
.063

wneax
(pound).

Rela­
tiv e
price.

Aver­
age
price.

100

$0,036

102
102
102
102
102
102
102
102
100
100
95
95

.036
.036
.036
.037
.037
.038
.036
.035
.034
.035
.035
.034

100

.035

95
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
102
102
107

.034
.034
.035
.035
.035
.035
.034
.035
.036
.037
.037
.037

1 No hens sold in March and April, 1918, by order of the U. S. Food Administration.




Rela­
t iv e
price.
100

100
100
100
103
103
106
100
97
94
97
97
94

97

94
94
97
97
97
97
94
97
100
103
103
103

73

GENERAL TABLES.

SPECIFIE D FOOD
Y E A R S — Continued.

AR TIC LE S,

BY

CITIES,

1913 TO

1919,

ATLANTA, GA.— Continued.
A v e r a g e p r ic e s f o r 1 9 1 3 = 1 0 0 .]

B a con ,
s lic e d
(p o u n d ).

H am ,
s l ic e d
(p o u n d ).

L ard
(p o u n d ).

H ens
(p o u n d ).

L am b
(p o u n d ).

S a l­
m on,
ca n n ’d
pound.

A v e r ­ R e l­ A v e r ­ R e l­ A v e r ­ R e l­ A v e r ­ R e l­ A v e r ­ R e l­ A v e r ­
age
a t iv e
a g e - a t iv e
age
a t iv e
age
age
a t iv e
age
a t iv e
p r ic e . p r ic e p r ic e . p r ic e p r ic e . p r ic e p r ic e . p r ic e p r ic e . p r ic e p r ic e .

$0.554
.5 0 6
.491
.5 0 8
.5 1 5
.5 1 9
.5 4 2
.5 5 0
.5 7 8
.5 8 9
.60 3
.6 1 8
.6 2 9
.59 5
.6 3 9
.6 0 0
.5 9 6
.5 9 2
.5 9 8
.6 0 0
.6 1 0
.6 1 0
.6 0 2
.5 7 2
.5 6 7
.5 5 3

175 $0.491
160
.4 4 4
155
.4 4 6
.4 4 4
160
162
.4 6 0
164
.4 6 3
171
.4 7 0
174
.4 8 2
182
.5 0 9
186
.5 2 5
190
.5 4 9
194
.5 3 8
198 : .5 5 7
188

.54 8
.5 6 0
.5 4 7
.5 3 5
. 544
.5 4 8
.5 4 8
.5 5 7
.5 7 9
.5 5 4
.5 3 8
.5 4 0
.5 2 1

202
189
188
187
189
189
192
192
190
180
179
174

C om m eal
(p o u n d ).

A ver­
age
p r ic e .

$0,025
.0 2 4
.0 2 4
.0 2 4
.0 2 4
.0 2 5
.0 2 5
.0 2 6
.0 2 6
.0 2 7
.0 2 7
.02 6
.0 2 6
.02 8
.02 7
.02 7
.02 7
.0 2 7
.02 7
.0 2 7
.0 2 8
.0 2 9
.0 2 8
.0 2 8
.0 2 8
.0 2 8

222

165 $0.342
149
.3 4 4
150
.3 3 6
149
.3 3 9
154
.3 3 9
155
.3 3 9
158
.3 3 3
162
.3 3 6
.171
.3 4 0
176
.34 7
184
.351
181
.35 1
187
.3 5 3
184
188
184
180
183
184
184
187
194
186
181
181
175

225
228
228
229

$0.369
.3 1 0
.3 2 1
.3 5 0
.3 4 3
.3 7 5
.4 0 0
.4 0 0
.371
.3 8 9
.4 0 0
.381
.387

244
227
219
226
232
256
271
281
284
242
228
237
223

.38 5
.3 5 6
.4 1 0
.4 0 6
.4 1 3
.40 7
.39 3
.4 0 0
.3 8 8
.3 8 0
.36 1
.3 6 5
.3 4 4

223
218

220
220
220
216
218

221

.3 7 6
.3 4 9
.3 3 8
.3 4 8
.3 5 8
.3 9 5
.4 1 7
.4 3 3
.4 3 7
.3 7 3
.3 5 1
.3 6 5
.3 4 4

R ic e (p o u n d ).

R e la ­
tiv e
p r ic e .

100
96
96
96
96

100
100
104
104
108
108
104
104

112
108
108
108
108
108
108

112

116

112
112
112
112

A v er­
age
p r ic e .

R e la ­
t iv e
p r ic e .

192
177
204

188
196
184
182
196
185
185
180
185
191
198
190
188

196
240
151
145
144
166
165
165
193
199

202

205

202
196
199
193
189
180
182
171

R e la ­
t iv e
p r ic e .

100

.0 2 9

91
91
91
91
91
132

.0 2 3
.0 2 3
.0 2 3
.0 2 3
.0 2 3

105
105
105
105
105

.08 6
.0 8 6
.08 6
.08 6
.08 6
.0 8 6
.0 8 6
.0 8 6
.0 8 6
.0 8 6
.0 8 6
. .0 8 6
.0 8 6

100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100

.02 4
.0 2 3

109
105




.0 2 3

100

100
105

.022

100

.0 2 9
.0 3 0
.0 3 9
.0 2 6

132
136
177
118

.0 1 8
.0 1 8
.0 1 8

82
82
82

.022

.38 0
.3 9 6
.37 1
.3 6 8
.3 9 6
.3 7 4
.3 7 4
.3 6 4
.37 3
.3 8 6
.4 0 0
.3 8 4
.3 7 9

.277
.28 5
.2 8 0
.281
.2 6 4
.2 5 9
.2 6 6
.2 7 4
.2 6 8
.2 7 0
.2 8 2
.30 6
.2 8 8

S u gar, g ra n u ­
la te d (p o u n d ).

$0.022

.022

A v e r ­ R e l­
age
a t iv e
p r ic e . p r ic e

180
231 $ 0.5 90
163
.40 0
146
146
141
138
148
171
184

100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100

.022

A v e r ­ R e l­ A v e r ­
a t iv e
age
age
p r ic e . p r ic e p r ic e .

176 $0.249 $0.527
153
.2 2 8
.6 7 5
.2 2 8
.4 7 7
170
.242
.4 2 6
.24 6
.4 2 6
.2 4 4
.411
163*
176
.2 4 9
.4 0 4
.24 6
.431
179
.25 6
175
.4 9 8
.247
187
.5 3 8
190
.2 6 8
.5 8 5
191
.2 7 0
.6 7 6
176
.2 6 4
.7 7 9

$0.086
.0 8 6
.0 8 6
.0 8 6
.08 6
.0 8 6
.0 8 6
.0 8 6
.0 8 6
.08 6
.08 6
.08 6
.08 6

.020
.020
.020
.020
.020

B u tter
(p o u n d ).

S to r­
age.

184 $0,356
154
.3 0 9
160
.3 4 3
174
(0
171
( l)
187
.3 3 0
.35 6
199
199
.36 2
.353
185
194
.377
199
.383
190
.386
193
.35 6

P o ta to e s
(p o u n d ).

A v er­
age
p r ic e .

E g g s ( d o z e n ).
S trictly
fr e s h .

100

A v er­
age
p r ic e .

R e la ­
t iv e
p r ic e .

$0.057
.061
.0 6 0
.0 5 6
.0 5 3
.05 3
.0 5 4
.0 5 8
.0 5 9
.0 5 9
.0 5 8
.05 7
.0 5 5

100

.061
.0 5 5
.05 3
.0 5 0
.0 5 0
.0 5 0
.0 5 2
.0 5 5
.0 8 0
.0 8 0
.0 7 6
.06 7
.0 6 5

107
96
93

107
105
98
93
93
95

102

104
104

102
100
96

88
88
88

91
96
140
140
133
118
114

.572
.7 0 2
.4 4 2
.4 2 2
.4 2 0
.4 8 5
.48 1
.48 1
.5 6 5
.58 1
.6 4 7
.7 1 8
.9 1 4

200
232
267

$0.602
.581
.58 7
.5 8 4
.57 2
.56 3
.56 5
.5 7 4
.5 7 9
.6 0 5
.6 4 5
” '5 2 8 '
. 657
.688 .7 1 6

151
146
147
146
143
141
142
144
145
152
162
165
179

.709
.7 4 8
.6 0 0
.6 8 9
.7 3 4
.7 0 8
.6 7 8
.68 3
.691
.6 8 2
.741
.7 6 5
.7 8 5

178
187
150
173
184
177
170
171
173
171
186
192
197

.593

222

.6 0 0
.60 5
.631

246
313

C o ffe e ( p o u n d ) .

A ver­
age
p r ic e .

R e la tiv e
p r ic e .

T e a (p o u n d ).

A v er­
age
p r ic e .

R e la ­
t iv e
p r ic e .

$0.320
.3 2 0
.3 2 0
.3 2 0
.3 2 0
.3 2 0
.3 2 0
.3 2 0
.3 2 0
.3 2 0
.3 2 0
.3 2 0
.3 2 0

100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100

$0.600
.6 0 0
.6 0 0
.6 0 0
.6 0 0
.6 0 0
.6 0 0
.6 0 0
.6 0 0
.6 0 0
.6 0 0
.6 0 0
.6 0 0

100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100

.32 8
.3 2 0
.3 2 0
.3 2 0
.3 3 0
.3 3 0
.3 3 0
.3 3 0
.3 3 0
.3 3 0
.3 3 0
.3 3 0
.3 3 0

103

.600
.6 0 0
.6 0 0
.6 0 0
.6 0 0
.6 0 0
.6 0 0
.6 0 0
.6 0 0
.6 0 0
.6 0 0
.6 0 0
.6 0 0

100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100

100
100
100
103
103
103
103
103
103
103
103
103

74

RETAIL. PEICES, 1913 TO DECEMBER, 1919.
T able

C .— A V E R A G E AND R E L A T IV E R E T A IL PR IC E S O P
B Y M ONTHS AN D
ATLANTA, GA.— Continued.
[Average prices for 1913=100.]
Bread (pound).
mi
li tJsa
(quart).

(pound).
Year and month.

Scaling
weight.

Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Rela­ Aver­
tive
tive
age
age
age
pnce. price. price. price. price.
94

$0.104

.234
.234
.234
.234
.237
.237
.237
.237
.224
.226
.232
.243

94
94
94
94
95
95
95
95
90
90
93
97

.106
.106
.106
.106
.106
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.107
.107

.262

105

.248
.248
.248
.248
.248
.243
.243
.238
.258
.291
.308
.317

99
99
99
99
99
97
97
95
103
116
123
127

1815: Av. forfyear... $0.235

January................
February.............
March...................
April.....................
M ay.....................
June.....................
July......................
August.................
Septem ber...........
October................
N ovem ber...........
December............
1916: Av. for year...

January................
February.............
March...................
April.....................
May........................
June.....................
July......................
August.................
Septem ber...........
October................
N ovem ber...........
December............

.112

.107
.107
.107
.100
.107
.107
.107
.107
.125
.123
.125
.125

January................
February.............
March...................
April.....................
May......................
Jun e.....................
July......................
August.................
Septem ber...........
October................
N ovem ber...........
December............

.336

134

.300
.310
.333
.340
.344
.344
.338
.334
.341
.355
.347
.350

120
124
133
13G
138
138
135
134
136
142
139
140

.123
.123
.132
.132
.141
.139
.135
.133
.150
.159
.175
.177

1918: Av. for y e a r...

.368

147

.191

1917: Av. for year...

January................
February.............
March...................
April.....................
M ay......................
June.....................
July......................
A ugust.................
Septem ber...........
October................
Novem ber...........
December.............

1919: Av. for year. . .

January................
February.............
March.. ................
April.....................
M ay......................
Ju n e.....................
J u l y .....................
A ugust.................
Septem ber...........
October................
November
...
December............




.347
.357
.356
.349
.340
.343
.345
.350
.361
.400
.422
.442
.418

.473
.397
.407
.406
.409
.406
.420
.432
.413
.399
.422
.428

139
143
142
140
136
137
138
140
144
160
169
177

167

189
159
163
162
164
162
168
173
165
160
169
171

.143

102

104
104
104
104
104
98
98
98
98
98
105
105

110

105
105
105
98
105
105
105
105
123
121
123
123

140

121
121
129
129
138
136
132
130
147
156
172
174
187

$0.060

.056
.061
.059
.061
.061
.061
.061
.061
.061
.060
.060
.059
.064

.059
.059
.060
.060
.060
.060
.060
.063
.068
.069
.076
.076
.084

.074
.074
.075
.075
.087
.087
.091
.091
.090
.091
.090
.088

Flour, wheat
(pound).

Baked
weight.

1
Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Rela­
age
tive
age
tive
age
tive
price. price. price. price. price. price.
$0.068

115

.063
.069
.066
.069
.069
.069
.069
.069
.069
.068
.068
.066

$0.041

107
117
112
117
117
117
117
117
117
115
115
112

.041
.044
.044
.044
.044
.041
.039
.038
.038
.037
.038
.038

.072

.066
.066
.068
.068
.068
.068
.068
.071
.077
.078
.086
.086

.095

.083
.083
.084
.084
.098
.098
.102
.102
.101
.102
.101
.099

.100

122

.044

112
112
115
115
115
115
115
120
131
132
146
146

.039
.040
.040
.040
.040
.039
.039
.044
.048
.049
.053
.053

161

141
141
142
142
166
166
173
173
171
173
171
168

169

.175
.177
.175
.180
.187
.200
.200
.200
.200
.200
.200
.200

172
174
172
176
183
196
196
196
196
196
196
196

.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100

.213

209
196
196
196
196
196
196
196
196
221
221
245
245

.100

169

.100
.100
.095
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100

169
169
161
169
169
169
169
169
169
169
169
169

.200
.200
.200
.200
.200
.200
.200
.200
.225
.225
. 250
.250

Corn m eal
(pound).

169
169
169
169
169
169 i
169
169
169
169
169
169

.068

.054
.055
.057
.067
.079
.076
.070
.073
.072
.072
.071
.071

.070

.070
.069
.071
.071
.071
.071
.071
.071
.070
.068
.068
.068
.073

.069
.070
.070
.072
.074
.075
.075
.074
.073
.072
.073
.073

114

$0.027

108

114
122
122
122
122
114
108
106
• 106
103
106
106

.027
.028
.028
.028
.028
.028
.027
.028
.028
.026
.026
.025

108
112
112
112
112
112
108
112
112
104
104
100

122

.027

108
111
111
111
111
108
108
122
133
136
147
147
189

150
153
158
186
219
211
194
203
200
200
197
197
194

194
192
197
197
197
197
197
197
194
189
189
189

203

192
194
194
200
206
208
208
206
203
200
203
203

.025
.026
.026
.026
.026
.026
.026
.028
.028
.028
.031
.032

.048

108

100
104
104
104
104
104
104
112
112
112
124
128
192

.031
.032
.032
.040
.049
.049
.051
.063
.061
.059
.054
.052

124
128
128
160
196
196
204
252
244
236
216
208

.056

224

.050
.052
.055
. 056
.057
.058
.057
.057
.057
.057
.057
.057

200
208
220
224
228
232
228
228
228
228
228
228

.057

.058
.056
.055
.055
.055
.056
.058
.062
.061
.057
.056
.056

228

232
224
220
220
220
224
232
248
244
228
224
224

75

GENERAL TABLES.

SPECIFIED FOOD
Y E A R S — Continued.

AR TIC LE S,

BY

C ITIE S,

1913 TO

1919,

ATLANTA, G A.— Continued.
[Average prices for 1913=100.]
!
Rice
(pound).

Potatoes
(pound).

Sugar,
granulated
(pound).

Tea
(pound).

Coffee
(pound).

Onions,
pound.
Aver­
age
Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Rela­ price.
age
tive
tive
age
tive
tive
age
age
tive
age
price. price. price. price. price. price price. price. price. price.
$0. 085

.085
.085
.0 8 5
.0 8 7
.087
.087
.085
.085
.085
.085
.081
.079

.079

99 $0.019

99
99
99
101
101
101
95
99
99
99
94
92

92

.0 7 9
.079
.079
.0 79
.079
.079
.079
.079
.079
.079
.079
.079

92
92
92
92
92
92
92
92
92
92
92
92

.096

112

.073
.073
.079
.079
.099
.101
.108
.107
.104
.108
.111
.112

85
85
92
92
115
117
126
124
121
126
129
130

.132
.111
.119
.122
.122
.122
. 133
.136
.139
.142
.145
.144
.143

129
138
142
142
142
155
158
162
165
169
167
166

.149
.144
.133
.131
.128
.131
.136
.143
.161
.167
.170
.173
.176

167
155
152
149
152
158
166
187
194
198
201
205

153

173

.019
.017
.016
.018
.018
.021
.018
.017
.017
.020
.020
.022

.032

.027
.028
.029
.028
.028
.035
.032
.028
.032
.035
.040
.040

.050

.043
.056
.058
.063
.066
.071
.054
.043
.033
.038
.040
.039
.041

86 $0.068

86
77
72
82
82
95
82
77
77
91
91
100

145

123
127
132
127
127
159
145
127
145
159
182
182

227

195
255
264
286
300
323
245
195
150
173
182
177

186

.039
.040
.037
.030
.034
.037
.044
.051
.050
.047
.044
.042

177
182
168
136
155
168
200
232
227
214
200
191

.050

227

.042
.042
.041
.041
.044
.060
.058
.064
.057
.050
.050
.048




191
191
186
186
200
273
264
291
259
227
227
218

.065
.067
.068
.069
.069
.073
.072
.070
.067
.063
.066
.067

.086

.067
.070
.081
.084
.091
.093
.096
.093
.081
.088
.095
.090

. 100

.082
.081
.090
.102
.113
.101
.098
.107
.104
.104
.110
.104

.099

119 $0.293

114
118
119
121
121
128
126
123
118
^ ll
116
118

151

118
123
142
147
160
163
168
163
142
154
167
158

175

144
142
158
179
198
177
172
188
182
182
193
182

174

.104
.101
.099
.093
.093
.092
.093
.094
.094
.105
.109
.109

182
177
174
163
163
161
163
165
165
184
191
191

.125

219

.111
.112
.111
.109
.110
.112
.124
.121
.116
.118
.135
.226

195
196
195
191
193
196
218
212
204
207
237
396

.290
.2 90
.298
.298
.290
.298
.298
.290
.298
.282
.290
.288

.282

.282
.282
.282
.282
.282
.282
.282
.282
.282
.282
.282
,282

.292

.288
.288
. 282
.300
.299
.296
.295
.298
.285
.294
.292
.288
.297

.297
.278
.283
.283
.289
.298
.293
.296
.311
.308
.307
.321

.433

.340
.364
.374
.366
.397
.412
.461
.481
.493
.498
.498
.510

92 $0.615

91
91
93
93
91
93
93
91
93
88
91
90

88

88
88
88
88
88
88
88
88
88
88
88
88

91

90
90
88
94
93
93
92
93
89
92
91
90
93

.614
.614
.614
.614
.614
.614
.614
.614
.614
.614
.620
.620
.617

.617
.617
.617
.617
.617
.617
.617
.617
.617
.617
.617
.617
.733

.620
.640
.683
.660
.743
.769
.780
.774
.753
.796
.784
.790

.852

103

102
102
102
102
102
102
102
102
102
102
103
103

103

103
103
103
103
103
103
103
103
103
103
103
103
122

103
107
114
110
124
128
130
129
126
133
131
132

142

$0.056

.050
.051
.060
.062
.074
.060
.050
.050
.050
.054
.054
.054
.058

.055
.052
.052
.063
.058
.062
.069
.054
.052
.057
.057
.061

.084

.076
.114
.123
w129
.111
.092
.070
.061
.059
.059
.059
.059

.058

93
87
88
88
90
93
92
93
97
96
96
100

.793
.847
.811
.795
.832
.842
.877
.881
.897
.892
.886
.871

132
141
135
133
139
140
146
147
150
149
148
145

.059
.058
.052
.045
.061
.058
.062
.065
.063
.057
.057
.053

135

.884

147
150
147
153
147
147
148
146
146
148
145
146
146

.088

106
114
117
114
124
129
144
150
154
156
156
159

.899
.883
.915
.882
.880
.885
.877
.873
.889
.871
.876
.876

.056
.052
.072
.089
.125
.122
.105
.097
.086
.084
.082
.091

Beans, Prunes, , Raisins,
navy,
seeded,
pound. pound. pound.
Aver­ Aver­
Aver­
age
age
age
priee.
price.
price.

$0. 097

.106
.106
.106
.106
.106
.088
.088
.091
.091
.089
.094
.098

.112

.097
.098
.098
.098
.098
.101
.116
.121
.120
.126
.135
.135

.175

.142
.146
.154
.166
.186
.181
.188
.190
.186
.188
.188
.188

.186

$0.136

.142
.138
.138
.138
.138
.138
.138
.138
.130
.133
.133
.128

.131

.128
.128
.128
.128
.130
.130
.130
.138
.138
.133
.133
.133
.165

.136
.132
.132
.132
.132
.134
.134
.134
.134
.134
.139
.140

.146

.144
.144
.144
.144
.144
.144
.144
.144
.149
.149
.149
.149

.154

.140
.144
.145
.152
.168
.166
.173
.175
.176
.179
.180
.177

.148
.148
.144
.159
.153
.151
.150
. 159
.150
.162
.161
.167

.180

.169

.190
.186
.187
.187
.186
.191
.189
.188
.187
.183
.179
.175

.167
.170
.168
.173
.180
.183
.178
.185
.186
.181
.192
.192

.149

.218

.171
.163
.150
.142
.144
.144
.143
.141
.143
.150
.145
.147

$0.134

.185
.205
.210
.206
.208
.204
.218
.218
.222
.253
.244
.248

.171
.157
.164
.167
.174
.161
.155
.159
.172
.180
.181
.183

.188

.182
.182
.179
.174
.168
.168
.175
.179
.194
.210
.215
.228

76

RETAIL PRICES, 1913 TO DECEMBER, 1919.
Table

Year and m onth.

C.— AV ER A G E AND R E L A T IV E R E T A IL PR IC E S OF
B Y MONTHS AND
ATLANTA, GA.— Concluded.

Milk,
evap­
orated.
15-16ounce can.
Average
price.

Oleo­
marga­
rine,
pound.
Average
price.

N ut
marga­
rine,
pound.
Average
price.

Crisco,
pound.
Average
price.

Rolled
oats,
pound.
Average
price.

Corn
flakes,
8-ounce
package.
Average
price.

Cream of
Wheat,
28-ounce
package.
Average
price.

$0.168
.168
.169
.159
.157
.161
.163
.165
.170
.172
.174
.179
.181

$0.431
.415
.407
.415
.415
.430
.436
.431
.431
.428
.443
.444
.475

$0.395
.401
.389
.392
.390
.404
. 405
.396
.389
.378
.387
.404
.407

$0.353
.363
.333
.326
.334
.335
.352
.355
.387
.392
.351
.359
.343

$0.102
.109
.100
.100
.100
.099
.097
.099
.103
.105
.105
.106
.106

$0.141
.142
.141
.140
.142
.141
.141
.139
.141
.142
.140
.140
.141

$0.254
.258
.261
.249
.249
.252
.248
.255
.254
.250
.247
.244
.279

1919—Concluded.
Average for year...........

January.....................
February..................
March........................
April..........................
M ay...........................
June...........................
J u ly ...........................
A ugust.......................
Septem ber................
October.....................
N ovem ber................
December.................

T a b l e D . — A V E R A G E AND R E L A T IV E F A M IL Y E X P E N D IT U R E S FO R 22

AND
ATLANTA, GA.
[Average expenditure for the year 1913=100.]
1913

1914

1915

Month.
Average.
Average for year............

January.....................
February..................
March........................
A pril..........................
M ay...........................
June..........................
J u ly ...........................
A ugust......................
September................
October.....................
Novem ber................
December..................




$361. 00

2 356.89
2 349. 58
2 347.36
2 359.32
2 350.35
2 359. 54
2 357. 26
2 362.25
2 370.30
2 370. 54
2 374. 62
2 375.42

Relative.
100

99
97
96
100
97
100
99
100
103
103
104
104

Average.
$367.31

2 368. 60
2 353. 79
2 354.13
2 351. 28
2 357.06
2 365. 09
2 374. 02
2 387.35
2 384. 54
a 372. 90
2 369. 60
2 370. 63

i See footnote on p. 10.

Relative.
102

102
98
98
97
99
101
104
107
107
103
102
103

Average.
$355. 75
2 365.18
2 355. 66
2 347.34
2 352. 81
2 353.68
2 357.40
2 350.43
2 351. 07
2 353. 68
2 356. 00
2 357. 98
2 360.11

Relative.
99

101
99
96
98
98
99
97
97
98
99
99
100

77

GENERAL TABLES.

SPECIFIED FOOD AR TICLES, B Y CITIES, 1913 TO
Y E A R S— Continued.
ATLANTA, GA.— Concluded.

1919,

Macaroni,
pound.
Average
price.

Cabbage,
pound.
Average
price.

Beans,
baked,
No. 2 can.
Average
price.

Corn,
canned,
N o. 2 can.
Average
price.

Peas,
canned,
N o. 2 can.
A verage
price.

Tomatoes,
canned,
N o. 2 can.
Average
price.

Bananas,
dozen.
Average
price.

$0.207
.203
.211
.207
.207
.207
.212
.207
.207
.208
.203
.205
.205

$0.072
.049
.055
.063
.099
.102
.084
.082
.073
.066
.062
.062
.065

$0.172
.193
.193
.186
.174
.174
.170
.166
.163
.161
.161
.159
.163

$0.206
.217
.213
.212
.200
.204
.206
.204
.201
.205
.203
.203
.200

$0.204
.223
.209
.202
.189
.201
.198
.206
.204
.201
.204
.204
.204

$0.143
.160
.146
.140
.133
.138
.139
.140
.141
.144
.142
.145
.145

$0.311
.277
.298
.310
.297
.309
.300
.297
.306
.297
.318
.377
.342

Oranges,
dozen.
Average
price.

$0.503
.393
.413
.531
.558
. 554
.523
.525
.591
.589
.541
.406
.413

FOOD A R T IC L E S ,1 COMBINED, B Y CITIES, 1913 TO 1919, B Y MONTHS
Y E A R S.
ATLANTA, GA.
[Average expenditure for the year 1913=100.]
1916
Average.

1918

1917
Relative.

$391.59
2 365. 51
2 362. 79
2 366. 17
2 372. 58
2 379. 74
2 385. 37
2 383. 75
2 388. 05
2 404. 05
2 415.11
2 433. 68
2 437.56

108
101
101
101
103
105
107
106
107
112
115
120
121

Average.
$515. 68
2 435. 88
2 449. 84
2 455. 77
2 508. 78
2 527.37
2 536. 94
2 514. 22
2 523.13
2 537. 98
2 564. 77
2 565. 72
2 570.37

Relative.
143
121
125
126
141
146
149
142
145
149
156
157
158

Average.
$611.27
2 582. 84
2 564. 86
2 538. 65
2 543.36
2 578. 53
2 594. 26
2 606. 77
2 628. 74
2 645. 00
2 658. 44
2 660. 67
2 678.48

1919
Relative.
169
161
156
156
157
160
165
168
174
179
182
183
188

Average.
$676.34
2 679. 78
2 627.77
2 634. 52
2 650.33
2 663.14
2 672. 94
2 683. 85
2 701. 04
2 683. 89
2 680. 22
2 701. 06
2 729. 80

R elative.
187
188
174
176
180
184
186
189
194
189
188
194
202

2 Cost of year’s supply at prices charged in specified month.
The expenditures for March and April,
1918, do not include any amount spent for hens, as b y order of the U . S. Food Administration no hens were
sold in these months.




78

RETAIL PRICES, 1913 TO DECEMBER, 1919*.
T a b l e C .— A V E R A G E AND

R E L A T IV E R E T A IL P R IC E S OF
B Y MONTHS AND
BALTIMORE, M D .

[Average prices for 1913=100.]

Sirloin steak Round steak
(pound).
(pound).

Rib roast
(pound).

Chuck roast
(pound).

Plate beef
(pound).

Pork chops
(pound).

Year and month.
Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­
age ative age ative age ative age ative age ative age ative
price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price.
1913: Av. for y e a r.. $0.230

January..............
February............
March..................
A pril...................
May.....................
June....................
July.....................
A ugust................
September..........
October..............
Novem ber..........
D ecem ber...........

1914: Av. for year..

January..............
February............
March..................
A pril...................
May.....................
June....................
July.....................
A ugust................
September..........
October..............
November...........
Decem ber...........

1915: Av. for yea r..

.207
.207
.220
.240
.233
.233
.243
.243
.250
.235
.228
.223

.240

.228
.234
.238
.240
.244
.252
.264
.270
.248
.218
.224
.224
.235

1917: Av. for year...

January..............
February............
March..................
A pril...................
M ay.....................
June.....................
J u ly .....................
A ugust................
September..........
October...............
N ovember..........
December...........




88
88
96
106
102
102
107
107
107
102
99
97

104

.225

105
100

99
102
103
104
106
110
115
117
108
95
97
97

.216
.222
.218
.220
.224
.238
.252
.238
.212
.208
.208

103
101
102
104
111
113
117
111
99
97
97

102

.216

100

.244

.257
.226
.238
.244
.248
.278
.282
.282
.272
.264
.252
.248
.246

112
98
103
106
108
121
123
123
118
115
110
108
107

.311

135

.252
.274
.282
.316
.326
.326
.334
.332
.334
.326
.311
.319

110
119
123
137
142
142
145
144
145
142
135
139

1916: Av. for year..

September..........
October..............
November...........
D ecem ber............

.190
.190
.207
.227
.220
.220
.230
.230
.230
.220
.213
.208

.208
.202
.198
.212
.218
.228
.238
.234
.224
.224
.208
.200

.224
.218
.218
.228
.242
.252
.256
.250
.244
.238
.228
.218

100 $0.183

90
90
96
104
101
101
106
106
109
102
99
97

97
95
95
99
105
110
111
109
106
103
99
95

January..............
February............
March..................
A pril...................
May.....................
June.....................
July .....................
A ugust................
Septem ber..........
October...............
November...........
Decem ber...........
January..............
February............
March.................
A pril...................
M ay.....................
June....................
July.....................

100 $0,215

100 $0.191

100 $0.156

100 $0.124

.175
.175

93
95
98
102
102
102
109
105
104
95
96
96

96
94
98
104
101
101
107
103
103
98
96
98

.108
.116
.124
.132
.128
.128
.128
.126
.126
.126
.122
.126

87
94
100
106
103
103
103
102
102
102
98
102

.188

103

101

.134

108

97
97
98
98
100
104
108
109
104
100
99
97

.128
.133
.128
.133
.131
.135
.141
.145
.139
.136
.134
.130

103
107
103
107
106
109
114
117
112
110
108
105

.175
.188
.184
.192
.196
.186
.200
.232
.217
.190
.158

92
98
96
101
103
97
105
121
114
99
104
83

99

.129

104

.177

93

.170

.173

.180
.187
.187
.187
.200
.193
.190

.173

.150
.147
.153
.163
.157
.157
.167
.160
.160
.153
.150
.153

.158

.180

100

.193
.210
.183
.187
.200
.193
.220
.196
.182
.170

94
91
101
110
96
98
105
101
115
103
95
89

.193

101

.173

97
98
98
98
103
105
109
111
108
101
101
101

.152
.152
.153
.153
.156
.162
.168
.170
.162
.156
.154
.152

.182

99

.154

.184

.154
.154
.152
.152
.154
.158
.160
.160
.154
.152
.146
.146

99
99
97
97
99
101
103
103
99
97
94
94

.130
.122
.126
.127
.130
.131
.136
.136
.134
.124
.124
.122

105
98
102
102
105
106
110
110
108
100
100
98

.150
.148
.148
.176
.190
.182
.188
.196
.210
.202
.176
.154

92
99
95
98
103
110
106
92
81

.178
.180
.180
.180
.188
.192
.200
.204
.198
.184
.184
.184

.198

97
94
92
99
101
106
111
109
104
104
97
93

.176
.178
.180
.184
.192
.190
.184
.184
.180
.176

101
95
96
97
98
101
105
104
101
101
98
96

.235
.204
.204
.214
.220
.254
.258
.258
.258
.250
.240
.232
.230

109
95
95
100
102
118
120
120
120
116
112
108
107

.205
.180
.184
.194
.200
.218
.222
.218
.216
.216
.202
.200
.212

112
98
101
106
109
119
121
119
118
118
110
109
116

.167
.146
.148
.154
.166
.176
.180
.180
.180
.180
.168
.162
.164

107
94
95
99
106
113
115
115
115
115
108
104
105

.141
.122
.126
.130
.144
.150
.152
.154
.146
.148
.138
.138
.138

114
98
102
105
116
121
123
124
118
119
111
111
111

.212
.168
.176
.200
.204
.226
.216
.220
.238
.256
.224
.208
.204

111
88
92
105
107
118
113
115
125
134
117
109
107

.297

138

.243
.200
.218
.218
.236
.246
.246
.256
.258
.259
.259
.253
.262

133

.212

136

.168

135

.311

163

.242
.260
.268
.298
.302
.302
.320
.322
.319
.315
.304
.310

113
121
125
139
140
140
149
150
148
147
141
144

.174

109
119
119
129
134
134
140
141
142
142
138
143

.166
.180
.190
.218
.220
.220
.229
.230
.225
.220
.220
.227

106
115
122
140
141
141
147
147
144
141
141
146

.140
.150
.154
.176
.182
.182
.172
.162
.171
.169
.175
.181

113

121

124
142
147
147
139
131
138
136
141
146

.214
.252
.258
.288
.290
.308
.330
.352
.395
.371
.333
.336

79

77
77

112
132
135
151
152
161
173
184
207
194
174
176

79

GENERAL TABLES.

SP E C IFIE D FOOD A R TIC LE S, B Y CITIES, 1913 TO 1919,
Y E A R S — Continued.
BALTIMORE, M D.
[Average prices for 1913=100.]

Bacon,sliced Ham, sliced
(pound).
(pound).

Lard
(pound).

Lamb
(pound).

Hens
(pound).

Sal­
mon,
cann’d
pound.

Eggs (dozen).
Strictly
fresh.

Butter
(pound).

Stor­
age.

Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Aver­ Rel­
age ative age ative age ative age ative age ative age
age ative age
age ative
price. price price. price price. price price. price price. price price. price. price price. price. price
$0,231

100 $0,305

100 $0.145

.290
.300
.300
.310
.310
.310
.345
.345
.320
.285
.275
.275

.307
.290
.290
.290
.300
.300
.300
.330
.335
.320
.310
.310
.310

101

.145

100

95
95
95
98
98
98
108
110
105
102
102
102

.147
.145
.144
.144
.144
.142
.142
.145
.148
.148
.148
.148

101
100
99
99
99
98
98
100
102
102
102
102

.180
.180
.185
.185
.188
.203
.208
.210
.188
.185
.190
.200

.288

96

.200
A90

109

.240

104

97
100
102
103
103
106
100
106
113
110
104
102

.227
.228
.225
.233
.228
.223
.233
.233
.233
.228
.225
.225
.215

99
97
101
99
97
101
101
101
99
97
97
93

.240

104

.223
.228
.228
.228
.238
.243
.240
.245
.253
.255
.255
.247

97
99
99
99
103
105
104
106
110
110
110
107

.387

.263
.268
.288
.387
.378
A 05
.412
.422
.454
.457
. 451
.458

98

168

114
116
125
168
164
175
178
183
197
198
195
198

.140
.135
.140
.143
.143
.141
.150
.150
.153
.148
.150
.148

100 $0.213

92
92
95
98
101
103
113
114
115
97
93
89

.223
.230
.236
.238
.238
.246
.230
.244
.260
.255
.240
.235

95
98
98
102
102
102
113
113
105
93
90
90

100 $0.184

.213
.213
.220
.227
.233
.237
.260
.263
.265
.225
.215
.205

97
93
97
99
99
97
103
103
106
102
103
102

.280
.280
.290
.290
.280
.290
.300
.290
.290
.290
.280
.290

94

.139

92
92
95
95
92
95
98
95
95
95
92
95

.146
.146
.145
.142
.142
.140
.138
.131
.125
.138
.142
.134

101
101
100
98
98
97
95
90
86
95
98
92

.330

108

.168

116

.290
.300
.300
.300
.345
. 345
.330
.345
.365
.350
.350
.335

.421

.335
.350
.380
.400
.425
.425
.436
.428
.445
.477
.468
.477




95
98
98
98
113
113
108
113
120
115
115
110

138

110
115
125
131
139
139
143
140
146
156
153
156

.139
.142
.146
.150
.160
.165
.165
.165
.185
.198
.200
.205

96
98
101
103
110
114
114
114
128
137
138
141

.271

187

.203
.210
.238
.263
.265
.263
.263
.268
.299
.326
.327
.330

140
145
164
181
183
181
181
185
206
225
226
228

.173
.180
.183
.205
.180
.185
.190
.183
.193
.180
.180
.175

94
98
99
111
98
101
103
99
105
98
98
95

.192

104

.216

98
98
101
101
102
110
113
114
102
101
103
109

.213
.228
.208
.233
.218
.223
.228
.217
.211
.215
.200
.192

.185
.190
.210
.210
.215
.205
.200
.190
.195
.208
.200

103
101
103
114
114
117
111
109
103
106
113
109

.238

129

.200
.215
.215
.227
.247
.240
.260
.268
.268
.240
.240
.233

.300

.270
.270
.265
.275
.313
.300
.320
.295
.326
.333
.313
.324

.200
.198
.218
.220
.226
.224
.218
.212
.218
.208
.202
.207

$0,302

100

94
93
102
103
106
105
102
100
102
98
95
97

.338
.271
.217
.217
.224
» .247
.259
.277
.347
.363
.459
.404

112 $0.250*
90
.230
72
72
74
82
86
92
115
120
.331
152
134
.331

101
100
107
98
109
102
105
107
102
99
101
94
90

.319

106

.388
.352
.316
.224
.234
.246
.253
.286
.323
.345
.420
.435

128
117
105
74
77
81
84
95
107
114
139
144

.306

$0,397
.428
.423

101

.154

.340
.320

.2 9 9
. 299

.378

95

.406
.377
.374
.351
.349
.360
.362
.373
.386
.385
.403
.405

102
95
94
88
88
91
91
94
97
97
102
102

.211

99

95
97
100
101
99
96
98
99
102
102
99
99

.153
.153
.153
.153
.153
.153
.153
.153
.153
.158
.158
.158

.424
.308
.231
.239
.234
.233
.236
.251
.308
.375
.410
.417

140
102
76
80
77
77
78
83
102
124
136
138

.241

113

.169

.340
.378
.292
.266
.252
.260
.270
.293
.305
.373
.404
.488
. 504

113

125 ".*287'
.243
97
88
83
86
89
97
101
124
134 ...........
162 * . 3 8 8 ’
.390
167

.400
.399
.421
.421
.384
.384
.381
.381
.399
.426
.446
.479

.462

.620

.218
.225
.228
.238
.238
.248
.247
.247
.250
.257
.250
.242

102
106
107
112
112
116
116
116
117
121
117
114

.188
.188
.188
.158
.158
.158
.158
.158
.163
.165
.170
.175

163

.294

138

.225

.248
.280
.278
.290
.298
.292
.301
.295
.315

116
131
131
136
140
137
141
139
148
151
139
146

.321

.296
.310

175
.173
.183
.208
.213
.223
.256
.257
.254
.254
.255

.254

.548
.497
,314
.370
.384
.393
.399
.424
.491
.519
.580

.257
.230

100

108
107
.421
106
108
.429
.386
97
96
.383
.370
93
92
.367
.386
97
.388 j 98
.384 j 97
.402
101

.203
.207
.212
.215
.210
.205
.208
.210
.218
.218
.210
.210

109
117
117
123
134
130
141
146
146
130
130
127
147
147
144
149
170
163
174
160
177
181
170
176

100

.384

97

.413
.401
.391
.390
.380
.379
.374
.365
.361
.374
.383
.401

104
101
98
98
96
95
94
92
91
94
96
101

.410

103

153

.510

181
.435
165 ...........
104
123
127
130
132
140
163
172 . . . .
192 * ’.440*
446 '
205

.481
.493
.486
.516
.489
.506
.475
.496
.52 S
.538
.539
.568

12S
121
124
122
130
123
127
120
125
133
136
136
143

.294
.294

101
101
106
106
97
97
96
96
111
107
112
121

80

RETAIL. PRICES, 1913 TO DECEMBER, 1919.

C.—AVERAGE AND RELATIVE RETAIL PRICES OF

T a b le

BY MONTHS AND

BALTIMORE, MD.—Continued.
[Average prices for 1913=100.]

Sirloin steak Round steak
(pound).
(pound)

Rib roast
(pound).

Chuck roast
(pound).

Plate beef
(pound).

Pork chops
(pound).

Year and month.
Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ R el­ Aver­ R el­ Aver­ R el­ Aver­ R el­ Aver­ Rel­
age ative age ative age ative age ative age ative age ative
price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price.
1918: Av. for y e a r... $0.415
January..............
.327
.334
February............
March.................. .338
A pril...................
.370
.409
M ay.....................
June..................... .468
.466
July.....................
A u gu st................ . 465
.461
Septem ber..........
O ctober.. / ......... .458
N ovem ber........... .447
.440
Decem ber...........

142
145
147
161
178
203
203
202
200
199
194
191

.430

187

.445
.439
.443
.461
.458
.444
.443
.427
.418
.398
.394

193
191
193
200
199
193
193
186
182
173
171
169

1919: Av. fo r y e a r ...
January.........
February.......
March.............
A pril..............
M ay................
June................
J u ly ...............
A ugust...........
Septem ber___
October..........
Novem ber---December____

180

179 $0.285

1.407

189

.315
.329
.329
.360
.402
.459
.459
.457
.456
.449
.436
.429

147
153
153
167
187
213
213
213
212
209
203
200

.267
.255
.268
.298
.327
.366
.364
.356
.349
.347

146
139
146
163
179
201
201
200
199
195
191
190

.416

193

.342

.436
.432
.435
.447
.443
.432
.428
.411
.405
.387
.371
.368

203
201
202
208
206
201
199
191
188
180
173
171

.356
.346
.353
.366
.365
.353
.343
.337
.331
.315
.321
.316

183 $0. 225

181 $0. 412

216

.348
.344
.343
.376
.386
.429
.420
.460
.504
.472
.462
.403

182
180
180
197
202
225
220
241
264
247
242
211

.421

220
215
205
201
213
220
227
256
250
248
226
208
175

.231
.237
.237
. 265
.281
.315
.317
.313
.312
.301
.303
.304

148
152
152
170
180
202
203
201
200
193
194
195

.183
.186
.189
.217
.227
.248
.249
.242
.242
.241
.234
.237

148
150
152
175
183
200
301
195
195
194
189
191

187

.286

.308
.306
.305
.317
.310
.295
.287
.281
.269
.257
.244
.248

183

195
189
193
200
199
193
187
184
181
172
175,
173

.221
.251
.244
.244
.257
.243
.227
.223
.216
.209
.193
.179
.170

202
197
197
207
196
183
180
174
169
156
144
137

197
196
196
203
199
189
184
180
172
165
156
159

178

.410
.392
.384
.407
.421
.433
.489
.478
.473
.432
.398
.335

Bread (pound).
Cheese (pound).

Milk, fresh
(quart).

Scaling
weight.

Year and month.

Baked weight.

Flour, wheat
(pound).

Aver­
age
price.
1913: Av. for year........

Rela­
tiv e
price.

Aver­
age
price.

Rela­
tiv e
price.

Aver­
age
price.

Aver­
age
price.

Rela­
tiv e
price.

Aver­
age
price.

Rela­
tiv e
price.

$0.228

100

$0.088

100

$0.048

$0.054

100

$0.032

100

.032
.032
.032
.032
.032
.032
.032
.032
.032
.032
.031
.031

100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
97
97

.034

106

January...................
February................
March......................
A pril........................
M ay..........................
Jun e.........................
July..........................
A ugust....................
Septem ber..............
October...................
N ovem ber...............
December................

.233
.233
.233
.233
.220
.220
.220
.225
.225
.233
.233
.233

1914: Av. for year........

.233

January...................
February.................
March......................
A pril........................
M ay.........................
Jun e.........................
J u ly .........................
A ugust.....................
Septem ber..............
October...................
N ovem ber...............
December................

.233
.233
.233
.233
.233
.233
.233
.233
.233
.233
.233
.233

102
102
102
102
96
96
96
99
99
102
102
102

102

102
102
102
102
102
102
102
102
102
102
102
102

.088
.088
.088
.088
.088
.088
.088
.088
.087
.087
.087
.087
.087

.087
.087
.087
.087
.087
.087
.087
.087
.087
.087
.087
.087

100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
99
99
99
99

99

99
99
99
99
99
99
99
99
99
99
99
99

.048
.048
.048
.048
.048
.048
.048
.048
.049
.049
.049
.049

.054
.054
.054
.054
.054
.054
.054
.054
.055
.055
.055
.055

100
100
100
100
102
102
102
102

.050

.056

104

.049
.049
.049
.050
.050
.050
.050
.051
.051
.051
.051
.052

.055
.055
.055
.056
.056
.056
.056
.057
.057
.057
.057
.059

100
100
100

100

102
102
102
104
104
104
104
106
106
106
106
109

.031
.032
.032
.032
.032
.032
.032
.036
.037
.037
.037
.036

i No hens sold in March and April, 1918, by order of the U . S. Food Administration.




97
100
100
100
100
100
100
113
116
116
116
113

81

G EN ERAL TABLES.

SPECIFIED FOOD ARTICLES, BY CITIES, 1913 TO 1919,
YEARS—Continued.
BALTIMORE, MD.— Continued.
[ A v e r a g e p r ic e s fo r 1 9 1 3 = 1 0 0 .]

Bacon,
sliced
(pound).

Ham,
sliced
(pound).

Lard
(pound).

Lamb
(pound).

Hens
(pound).

Sal­
mon,
cann’d
pound.

Eggs (dozen).
Strictly
fresh.

Stor­
age.

Butter
(pound).

Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Aver­ Rel­
age ative age ative age ative age ative age ative age
age ative age
age ative
price. price price. price price. price price. price price. price price. price. price price. price. price
$0.505
.450
.449
.446
.457
.462
.486
.495
.513
.559
.583
.591
.568
.505
.543
.499
.490
.502
.514
.530
.537
.536
.523
.494
.462
.424

219 $0.530
195
.491
194
.479
.482
193
198
.486
200
.491
210
.520
214
.528
222
.543
.572
242
252
.585
256
.593
.591
246

174 $0.330
.332
161
157
.320
.325
158
159
.326
.321
161
.322
170
173
.320
.324
178
.337
188
192
.312
194
.345
194
.340

228 $0,379
229
.327
.332
225
224
.337
225
.361
221
.388
222
.411
221
.403
223
.416
232
.409
.402
236
.392
238
.367
234

219
235
216
212
217
223
229
232
232
226
214
200
184

189
192
188
188
188
191
190
198
199
198
186
178
167

246
228
210
217
232
259
268
284
289
260
235
245
222

.575
.587
.572
.572
.572
.582
.581
.605
.606
.604
.568
.544
.508

Com meal
(pound).

.356
.330
.305
.314
.337
.375
.389
.412
.419
.377
.341
.355
.322

Rice (pound).

.377
.385
.382
.388
.421
.427
.403
.386
.371
.358
.345
.325
.328

206 $0.408 192 $0,267 $0,561
. 351 165
.262
.741
178
180
.403 189
.655
.261
.421
183
O)
.256
.402
396
.260
0/
211
.410
.398 ’187* .260
223
.404 190
.263
.415
219
.425 200
.268
.456
.427 200
226
.268
.499
222
.427 200
.275
.574
. 444 20S
218
.279
.639
.402 189
213
.280
.731
199
.397 186
.277
.786

$0,605
186
245 .10.541
.591
.604
217
.490
.583
139
133
.545
.543
136 ..........
137
.544
.550
151
.563
165
390
.617
212
.678
242 ‘*.'579
.696
.747
260
.606

152
149
152
147
137
137
137
139
142
155
171
175
188

205
209
208
211
229
232
219
210
202
195
188
177
178

199
244
175
155
159
170
168
175
184
197
217
253
291

.714
.774
.613
.680
.747
.735
.688
.660
.678
.684
.721
.781
.812

180
195
154
171
188
185
173
166
171
172
182
197
205

.444
.420
. 439
.449
.467
.470
.458
.469
.460
.454
.436
.412
.395

208
197
206
211
219
221
215
220
216
213
205
193
185

.301
.289
.292
.292
.290
.288
.287
.288
.287
.299
. 325
.335
.342

Sugar, granu­
lated (pound).

Potatoes
(pound).

.601
.738
.528
.469
.479
.514
.507
.527
.557
.594
.655
.763
.878

.607
.430

.577
.611
.619

Coffee (pound).

Tea (pound).

Rela­
tiv e
price.

Aver­
age
price.

Rela­
tiv e
price.

Aver­
age
price.

Rela­
tiv e
price.

Aver­
age
price.

Rela­
tiv e
price.

Aver­
age
price.

Rela­
tiv e
price.

Aver­
age
price.

Rela­
t iv e
price.

100
$0,025
104
.026
.024
96
100
.025
.024
96
.024
96
100
.025
100
.025
.025
100
.025
100
, 104
.026
104
.026
.025 * 100

$0.090
.090
.090
.090
.090
.090
.090
.090
.090
.090
.090
.090
.090

100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100

$0,018
.017
.017
.015
.015
.019
.021
.017
.017
.018
.018
.018
.018

100
94
94
83
83
106
117
94
94
100
100
100
100

$0,049
.051
.050
.051
.048
.045
.045
.049
.051
.052
.049
.048
.049

100
104
102
104
98
92
92
100
104
106
100
98
100

$0.249
.252
.252
.252
.252
.252
.252
248
.248
.248
.244
.244
.244

100
101
101
101
101
101
101
100
100
100
98
98
98

$0,560
.560
.560
.560
.560
.560
.560
.560
.560
- .560
.560
.560
.560

100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100

.090
.090
.090
.090
.090
.090
.090
.090
.090
.090
.090
.090
.090

100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100

.019
.018
.018
.019
.019
.019
.026
.028
.018
.018
.017
.015
.015

106
100
100
106
106
106
144
156
100
100
94
83
83

.054
.047
.047
.046
.044
.043
.046
.046
.073
.073
.067
.057
.055

110
96
96
94
90
88
94
94
149
149
137
116
112

.246
.248
.248
.248
.248
.248
.248
.244
.244
.244
.244
.244
.244

99
100
100
100
100
100
100
98
98
98
98
98
98

.560
.560
.560
. §60
.560
.560
.560
.560
.560
.560
.560
.560
.560

100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100

Aver­
age
price.

.026
.025
.025
.025
.025
.025
.025
.025
.025
.027
.025
.027
.027

104
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
108
100
108
108

146684°— 21— B u ll. 270------- 6




EETAIL PRICES, 1913 TO DECEMBER, 1919.

82

T a b le

C .—A V E R A G E AND R E L A T IV E R E T A IL PR IC E S OF
B Y MONTHS AND
BALTIMORE, M D .— Continued.
[Average prices for 1913=100.]
Bread (pound).

Cheese
(pound).

Milk, fresh
(quart).

Year and month.

Scaling
weight.

Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Rela­ Aver­
tive
age
age
tive
age
price. price. price. price. price.
1915: Av. for y e a r. . . $0.234
.230
January.................

February.............
March...................
A pril.....................
M ay......................
June......................
J u ly ......................
August.................
September...........
October................
N ovember...........
December.............

1916: Av. for y e a r. . .

101
101
103
103
103
104
103
103
103
103
103
103

.260

114

January................
February.............
March...................
April.....................
M ay......................
June......................
J u ly ......................
August.................
September...........
October................
N ovem ber...........
December.............

.240
.243
.245
.248
.250
.248
.250
.253
.260
.270
.290
.323

1917: Av. for y e a r . ..

1918: Av. for year

January................
February.............
March.. 1..............
A pril.....................
M av......................
June.....................
J u ly ......................
A u g u st...............
Septem ber...........
October................
Novem ber...........
December............

103

.230
.235
.235
.235
.238
.235
.235
.235
.235
.235
.235

$0. 088

100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100

.089

101

105
107
107
109
110
109
110
111
114
118
127
142

.088
.088
.088
.088
.088
.088
.088
.088
.088
.088
.092
.092

.345
.323
.325
.335
.338
.350
.350
.344
.352
.350
.360
.358
.351

151

.107

142
143
147
148
154
154
151
154
154
158
157
154

100

.088
.088
.088
.088
.088
.088
.088
.088
.088
.088
.088
.088

. 092
.092
.092
.092
.110
.108
.108
.108
.117
.117
.120
.128

100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
105
105

122

105
105
105
105
125
123
123
123
133
133
136
145

.373

164

January................
February.............
March...................
A pril.....................
M av......................
ir ^ ......................
June......................
J u ly ......................
A ugust.................
September.
...
October..
___
Novem ber...........
December.............

.355
.357
.364
.357
.346
.348
.350
.353
.369
.404
.417
.455

156
157
160
157
152
153
154
155
162
177
183
200

.156

177

.130
.130
.130
. 130
. 130
. 130
. 130
.130
.160
.160
.170
.170

148
148
148
148
148
148
148
148
182
182
193
193

1919: Av. for y e a r. . .

.434

190

.152

173

January................
February
M arch..................
April.....................
M ay......................
June.. - ................
J u ly .....................
A u g u st................
September
... <
October................
Novem ber...........
December.. . . , __




.473
.430
.417
.421
.427
.439
.439
.444
.433
.428
.428
.432

207
.170
189
.160
183
.150
185
.142
187
.140
193
. 140
193 • .140
195
.150
190
. 155
188
.160
188
.160
189
.160

193
182
170
161
159
159
159
170
176
182
182
182

$0. 056

.053
.056
.057
.057
.058
.057
.057
.057
.057
.055
.055
.055

Baked
weight.

Flour, wheat
(pound).

Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Rela­
tive
age
tive
age
tive
age
price. price. price. price. price. price.
$0,063

.060
.063
.064
.064
.065
.064
.064
.064
.064
.062
.062
.062

117

111
117
119
119
120
119
119
119
119
115
115
115

$0.042

131

.041
.046
.046
.046
.047
.042
.042
.042
.039
.038
.036
.037

128
144
144
144
147
131
131
131
122
119
113
116
141

.058

.065

120

.045

.055
.055
.055
.055
.055
.056
.056
.056
.060
.062
.063
.063

.062
.062
.062
.062
.062
.063
.063
.063
.068
.070
.071
.071

115
115
115
115
115
117
117
117
126
130
131
131

.039
.041
.038
.040
.040
.039
.038
.046
.050
.053
.059
.054

122
128
119
125
125
122
119
144
156
166
184
169

.075

.084

156

.069

216

.064
.066
.066
.067
.078
.079
.077
.079
.079
.082
.082
.076

Corn meal
(pound).

.072
.074
.074
.075
.088
.089
.087
.089
.089
.092
.092
.086

133
137
137
139
163
165
161
165
165
170
170
159

.055
.056
.058
.068
.086
.079
.073
.076
.075
.070
.068
.066

.096

178

.068

.087
.090
.098
.097
.097
.097
.097
.097
.097
.097
.097
.097

.096

.097
.097
.096
.096
.096
.096
.096
.096
.096
.096
.096
.096

161
167
181
180
180
180
180
180
180
180
180
180

178

180
180
178
178
178
178
178
178
178
178
178
178

.066
.067
.068
.066
.067
.067
.068
.069
.071
.070
.069
.070

.074

.068
.067
.068
.073
.077
.078
.076
.077
.075
.075
.077
.080

$0. 026

.026
.027
.027
.027
.025
.026
.026
.026
.025
.025
.025
.025

.027

108

.025
.025
.025
.025
.025
.025
.025
.026
.028
.029
.031
.031

100
100
100
100
100
100
100
104
112
116
124
124

.052

208

172
175
181
213
269
247
228
238
234
219
213
206

.033
.034
.036
.040
.054
.054
.053
.062
.063
.064
.064
.061

213

.064

206
209
213
206
209
209
213
216
222
219
216
219
231

213
209
213
228
241
244
238
241
234
234
241
250

104

104
108
108
108
100
104
104
104
100
100
100
100

.061
.060
.067
.066
.065
.062
.063
.065
..065
.065

.062

.061

.057

.059
.057
.053
.054
.055
.055
.058
.058
.060
. 058
.056
.055

132
136
144
160
216
216
212
248
252
256
256
244

256

244
240
268
264
260
248
252
260
260
260
248
244
228

236
228
212
216
220
220
232
232
240
232
224
220

83

G EN ERAL TABLES.

SPECIFIE D FOOD
Y E A R S — Continued.

A R TIC LE S,

BY

CITIES,

1913 TO

1919,

BALTIMORE, M D .— Continued.
[Average prices for 1913=100.]

Rice
(pound).

Potatoes
(pound).

Sugar,
granulated
(pound).

Coffee
(pound).

Tea
(pound).

Onions,
pound.
Aver­
age
Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Rela­ price.
tive
tive
age
age
age
tive
age
age
tive
tive
price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price.
124 $0,235
112
.235
122
.235
124
.235
124
.235
127
.235
.235
133
133
.235
124
.235
120
.235
114
.235
122
.235
133
.235

94 $0.550
94
.550
94
.550
94
.550
94
.550
94
.550
94
.550
94
.550
94
.550
94
.550
94
.550
94
.550
94
.550

98
98
98
98
98
98
98
98
98
98
98
98
98

$0.029
.027
.027
.027
.029
.042
.036
.026
.027
.026
.026
.026
.029

$0.067
.060
.063
.063
.063
.063
.063
.063
.063
.063
.074
.078
.082

$0.123
.125
.128
.128
.130
.125
.125
.120
.120
.120
.120
.120
.120

$0.116
.110
.110
.113
.110
.110
.115
.115
.117
.120
.123
.123
.124

.074
.062
.063
.070
.074
.078
.080
.080
.077
.073
.078
.080
.078

151
127
129
143
151
159
163
163
157
149
159
163
159

.235
.235
.235
.235
.235
.235
.235
.235
.235
.235
.235
.235
.235

94
94
94
94
94
94
94
94
94
94
94
94
94

.550
.550
.550
.550
.550
.550
.550
.550
.550
.550
.550
.550
.550

98
98
98
98
98
98
98
98
98
98
98
98
98

.044
.032
.030
.030
.045
.049
.053
.041
.047
.046
.044
.052
.058

.105
.082
.078
.078
.078
.080
.080
.117
.124
.128
.129
.146
.145

.124
.127
.123
.123
.123
.123
.123
.123
.120
.120
.128
.130
.128

.123
.120
.125
.125
.120
.125
.120
.120
.120
.120
.120
.128
.138

239
228
294
311
350
356
356
178
161
156
167
167
167

.088
.075
.075
.086
.088
.091
.088
.083
.095
.092
.092
.096
.095

180
153
153
176
180
186
180
169
194
188
188
196
194

.257
.235
.235
.235
.235
.235
.235
.274
.274
.279
.277
.281
.286

103
94
94
94
94
94
94
110
110
112
111
113
115

.594
.550
.550
.550
.550
.550
.550
.626
.624
.638
.634
.649
.653

106
98
98
98
98
98
98
112
111
114
113
116
117

.077
.075
.125
.139
.124
.082
.068
.052
.046
.052
.0o5
.0*9
.054

.173
.145
.147
.150
.158
.184
.187
. 179
.186
.180
.187
.190
.187

.151
.130
.127
.130
.139
.145
.150
.157
.159
.164
.165
.173
.175

.142
.120
.130
.140
.143
.143
.150
.145
.142
.145
.146
.146
.151

.034
.036
.036
.027
.022
.021
.030
.040
.042
.043
.042
.038
.035

189
200
200
150
122
117
167
222
233
239
233
211
194

.093
.094
.090
.087
.085
.085
.088
.089
.090
.091
.104
.104
.104

190
1 92
184
178
173
173
180
182
184
186
212
212
212

.287
.277
.282
.285
.286
.285
.285
.283
.284
.285
.286
.298
.310

115
111
113
114
115
114
114
114
114
114
115
120
125

.682
.653
.644
.633
.679
.663
.673
.675
.685
.702
.718
.733
.731

122
117
115
113
121
118
120
121
122
125
128
131
131

.047
.051
.0*9
.041
.026
.047
.049
.055
.055
.060
.050
.041
.042

.180
.186
.182
.184
.183
.181
.179
.179
.178
.177
.180
.178
.169

.173
.166
.166
.169
.166
.166
.167
.167
.174
.178
.178
.185
.191

.154
.153
.151
.149
.152
.151
.150
.152
.156
.155
.156
.159
.163

.037
.034
.033
.029
.030
.035
.043
.042
.046
.040
.038
.037
.036

206
189
183
161
167
194
239
233
256
222
211
206
200

.108
.104
.103
.102
.101
.101
.101
.107
.108
.108
.109
.110
.138

220
212
210
208
206
206
206
218
220
220
222
224
282

.406
.338
.344
.355
.365
.379
.391
.429
.449
.451
.450
.461
.458

163
136
138
143
147
152
157
172
180
181
181
185
184

.730
.732
.747
.730
.725
.728
.739
.735
.739
.724
.730
.711
.716

130
131
133
130
129
130
132
131
132
129
130
127
128

.070
.038
.042
.057
.063
.110
.112
.077
.073
.065
.058
.064
.075

.129
.158
.145
.131
.126
.126
.125
.123
.125
.127
.122
.119
.117

.256
.194
.201
.212
.219
.241
.253
.279
.283
.291
.295
.300
.301

.184
.178
.160
.161
.160
.163
.164
.171
.180
.193
.219
.226
.238

108 $0.015
109
.015
108
.015
109
.014
109
.014
108
.014
109
.016
109
.011
109
.014
109
.013
103
.016
103
.016
103
.021

83 $0.061
.055
83
83
.060
.061
78
.061
78
.062
78
.065
89
61
.065
.061
78
.059
72
.056
89
89
.060
.065
117

.094
.093
.093
.093
.093
.093
.093
.093
.093
.093
.098
.098
.098

104
103
103
103
103
103
103
103
103
103
109
109
109

.027
.025
.025
.026
.027
.026
.030
.022
.019
.027
.030
.034
.033

150
139
139
144
150
144
167
122
106
150
167
189
183

.105
.098
.098
.093
.103
.100
.105
.105
.108
.110
.112
.114
.116

117
109
109
103
114
111
117
117
120
122
124
127
129

.043
.041
.053
.056
.063
.064
.064
.032
.029
.028
.030
.030
.030

.126
.115
.115
.117
.118
.120
.120
.121
.130
.135
.137
.141
.142

140
128
128
130
131
133
133
134
144
150
152
157
158

.150
.136
.134
.131
.131
.131
.132
.143
.154
.170
.183
.180
.179

167
151
149
146
146
146
147
159
171
189
203
200
199

$0.097
.098
.097
.098
.098
.097
.098
.098
.098
.098
.093
.093
.093

Beans, Prunes, Raisins,
seeded,
N avy,
pound. pound. pound.
Aver­
Aver­ Aver­
age
age
age
price.
price.
price.




RETAIL PRICES, 1913 TO DECEMBER, 1919.

84

T able C.— A V E R A G E AND R E L A T IV E R E T A IL PRIC ES OF
B Y MONTHS AND
BALTIMORE, M D .— Concluded.

Year and month.

Milk,
Oleo­
evap­
marga­
orated,
rine,
15-16pound.
ounce can. Average
Average
price.
price.

N ut
marga­
rine,
pound.
Average
price.

Crisco,
pound.
Average
price.

Rolled
oats,
pound.
Average
price.

Com
flakes,
8-ounce
package.
Average
price.

Cream of
Wheat,
28-ounce
package.
Average
price.

$0.354

$0.349

$0.074

$0.132

$0,237

1919— Concluded.
Average for year..........

January.....................
February..................
March........................
April..........................
May...........................
June..........................
July...........................
A ugust......................
September................
October.....................
N ovem ber.................
December..................

$0.159

$0.389

.167
.166
.151
.148
.149
.152
.158
.161
.161
.161
.164
.164

.386
.366
.361
.370
.380
.391
.399
.391
.404
.408
.404
.410

.366
.358
.348
.345
.347
.350
.350
.350
.357
.362
.361
.359

.324
.323
.322
.318
.332
.346
.398
.402
.378
.344
.353
.351

.071
.068
.065
.071
.069
.069
.080
.076
.081
.082
.078
.079

.135
.135
.134
.131
.131
.132
.132
.130
.132
.130
.131
.129

.234
.231
.234
.232
.237
.236
.231
.232
.234
.234
.233
.271

T a b l e D .— A V E R A G E AND R E L A T IV E FA M IL Y E X P E N D IT U R E S FO R 22

AND
BALTIMORE, M D .
lAverage expenditure for the year 1913= 100.]
1914

1913

1915

Month.
Average.
Average for year..........

January....................
February..................
March.......................
A pril.........................
M ay..........................
J u n e ...*...................
J u ly ..........................
A ugust.....................
September...............
October....................
November................
December................




$335.15

a 330. 72

2 323.57
2 325.30
2 332. 93
2 328. 26

a 332.09
2 340.69
340. 90
2 350.90
2 337.30
2 340.05
2 334.65
2

R elative.
100

99
97
97
99
98
99
102
102
105
101
101
100

Average.
$341.99

2 338. 82
2 337.04
* 332. 39
2 325. 78
« 326.52
a 336.50
2 343. 83
s 356.11
a 357. 27
2 348.02
2 351. 28
2 347.09

JSee footnote on p. 10.

Relative.
102

101
101
99
97
97
100
103
106
107
104
105
104

Average.
$338.21

2 345.47
« 336. 53
2 330. 66
a 334.62
2 334.32
a 336.22
a 336.00
2 335.61
2 335. 92
2 342. 89
2 341. 21
2 344. 49

R elative.
101

103
100
99
100
100
100
100
100
100
102
102
103

85

GENERAL TABLES.

SP E C IFIE D FOOD
Y E A R S — Continued.

AR TICLES,

BY

CITIES,

1913 TO

1919,

BALTIMORE, M D .— Concluded.

Macaroni,
pound.
Average
price.

Cabbage,
pound.
Average
price.

Beans,
baked,
No. 2 can.
Average
price.

Com,
canned,
No. 2 can.
Average
price.

Peas,
canned,
No. 2 can.
Average
price.

Tomatoes,
canned,
No. 2 can.
Average
price.

$0.177

$0.057

$0.159

$0.190

$0.184

$0.150

.173
.177
.176
.175
.174
.177
.174
.177
.177
.182
.178
.181

.041
.044
.059
.105
.096
.060
.051
.046
.044
.038
.040
.056

.173
.170
.159
.159
.151
.156
.158
. 155
.157
.161
.158
.155

.204
.200
.194
.188
.189
.189
.188
.185
.193
.191
.181
.178

.187
.182
.177
.183
.185
.187
.185
.178
.188
.187
.184
.182

.162
.160
.155
.145
.146
.147
.146
.145
.147
.146
.152
.152

Oranges,
dozen.
Average
price.

Bananas,
dozen.
Average
price.

$0.554

$0.313

.300
.295
.300
.300
.317
.308
.321
.323
.315
.335
.318
.322

.462
.463
.538
.564
.580
.607
.573
.562
.592
.591
.591
.522

FOOD A R T IC L E S 1 COM BINED, B Y CITIES, 1913 TO 1919, B Y M ONTHS
YEARS.
BALTIMORE, M D.
[Average expenditure for the year 1913=100.]
1916
Average.

1917
R elative.

Average.

1918
Relative.

Average.

1919
Relative.

Average.

R elative.

$378.10

113

$509.36

2 348.21
2 346. 28
2 351.75
2 357.41
2 369. 86 .
2 375.63
2 359.69
2 375.50
2 398.01
’ 403. 93
2 416.45
2 418. 20

104
103
105
107
110
112
107
112
119
121
124
125

152

$616.99

184

$661.41

197

2 431.79
2 451.31
2 451. 27
2 488. 74
2 513. 23
2 526.09
2 506. 42
2 518. 43
2 542. 89
2 550. 31
2 548.56
2 559.25

129
135
135
146
153
157
151
155
162
164
164
167

2 582.89
2 578.96
2 524. 24
2 527.29
2 566.28
2 595.87
2 610.41
2 625. 69
2 659.65
2 675. 90
2 681. lh
2 681.51

174
173
164
165
169
178
182
187
197
202
203
203

2 679,. 48
2 628.29
2 625.29
2 647.22
2 662. 28
2 663.13
2 676.68
2 683. 45
2 674.41
2 662. 23
2 666.96
2 668.08

203
187
187
193
198
198
202
204
201
198
199
199

2 Cost o f year's supply at prices charged in specified month. The expenditures for March and April,
1918, do not include any amount spent for hens, as by order of the U. S. Food Administration no hens
were sold in these months.




BETAIL PRICES, 1913 TO DECEMBER, 1919.

86

T able C.— A V E R A G E AND R E L A T IV E R E T A IL PRICES OF
B Y MONTHS AND
BIR M IN G H A M , ALA.
[Average prices for 1913=100.]
'
Sirloin steak Round steak
(pound).
(pound).

Rib roast
(pound).

Chuck roast
(pound).

Plate beef
(pound).

Pork chops
(pound).

Year and month.
Aver­ R el­ Aver­ R el­ Aver­ R el­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ R el­ Aver­ R el­
age ative age ative age ative age ative age ative age ative
price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price.
1913: Av. for yea r... $0.269

January..............
February............
March.................

M ay.....................
June....................
Ju ly.....................
A ugust................
September..........
October...............
November...........
Decem ber...........
1914: Av. for y ea r...

January..............
February............
March.................
A pril...................
May.....................
June....................
July.....................
A ugust................
September..........
October..............
November...........
Decem ber...........

1915: Av. for y ear.. .

.250
.249
.249
.261
.268
.268
.281
.281
.281
.285
.280
.280
.286

100 $0,220

93
93
93
97
100
100
104
104
104
106
104
104

106

.280
.280
.280
.280
.290
.290
.294
.294
.294
.292
.285
.275

104
104
104
104
108
108
109
109
109
109
106
102

.263

98

.196
.201
.213
.220
.225
.225
.225
.225
.225
.230
.230
.230

.237

100 $0.200

100 $0.164

100
97
97
97
100
100
103
103
103
103
97
102

.151
.156
.161
.168
.168
.168
.168
.168
.163
.165
.165
.161

100 $0.103

108

107

.172

105

89
91
97
100
102
102
102
102
102
105
105
105

.230
.230
.230
.230
.235
.235
.244
.244
.244
.246
.240
.240

105
105
105
105
107
107
111
111
111
112
109
109

.226

103

January..............
February.............
March.................
A pril...................
M ay.....................
June.....................
July.....................
A ugust................
September........
October...............
November...........
December...........

.244
.244
.244
.256
.275
.275
.275
.275
.275
.275
.263
.255

91
91
91
95
102
102
102
102
102
102
98
95

.225
.219
.213
.219
.230
.230
.225
.231
.224
.231
.229

.230

105
102
105
104
105

1916: Av. for year...

.282

105

.243

110

106
106
108

103
104
107
107
107
107
107
107

.233
.233
.238
.242
.246
.246
.246
.246
.246
.246
.246
.242

123

.299

January..............
February............
March.................
A pril...................
M ay.....................
June.....................
July.....................
A ugust................
September..........
October...............
N ovember...........
Decem ber...........

1917:

Av. for year.

January..............
February............
March..................
A pril...................
May.....................
June....................
July.....................
A ugust................
Septem ber..........
October...............
November...........
December...........




.275
.275
.275
.275
.278
.279
.288
.288
.288
.288
.288
.288
.330

.275
.283
.292
.342
.330
.345
.345
.355
.350
.355
.340
.350

102

102
102
102

102
105
109
127
123
128
128
132
130
132
126
130

.246
.254
.254
.313
.305
.313
.318
.325
.316
.314
.310
.323

102

.199
.193
.193
.193
.199
.199
.206
.206
.206
.205
.194
.205

.214

.210
. 210*
.210
.210
.210
.215
.231
.225
.213
.213
.209
.209
.210
.200

105
105
105
105
105
108
116
113
107
107
105
105

105

.165
. 165
.165
.170
.175
.175
.181
.175
.175
.175
.171
.170
.170

.206

100
103
100
103
103
110
112
107
107
107
105
103

.164
.164
.169
.169
.171
.176
.176
.171
.176
.176
.167
►162

.221

111

.217
.213

109
107

.182

112
112
112
112
112
112
112
110

.228
.228
.221
.225
.220
.221
.225
.216

136
112

.251

100

97

100

105
105

102

110

115
115
142
139
142
145
148
144
143
141
147

.205

.200

.206
.206
.219

,224
.214
.214
.214

.209

.221
.221

.216
.224
.228
.263
.265
.263
.267
.263
.262
.266
.250
.250

92
95
98
102
102
102
102
102
99
101
101
98

101
101
101
104
107
107
110
107
107
107
104
104

104

100
100
103
103
104
107
107
104
107
107
102
99

111

.100
.100
.105
.105
.105
.105
.105
.105
.105
.104
.100
.100
.121

116

116
116
116
116
116
116
116
116
116
116
117
112

.206
.188
.175
.200
.213
.225
.225
.225
.219
.250
.246
.185

.213

102

.126

122

.234

112

114
114
111
113
110
111
113
108

126

.211

129
112

.162

114
132
133
132
134
132
131
133
125
125

.184
.193
.196
.228
.229
.224
.216
.220
.212
.212
.202
.211

118
120
139
140
137
132
134
129
129
123
129

110

.133
.133
.142
.172
.182
.175
.180
.163
.165
.170
.163
.168

114
114

114
114

129
129
129
121
125
129
125
121

157

129
129
138
167
177
170
175
158
160
165
158
163

.229
.219
.229
.229
.234
.225
.238
.250
.244
.246
.213
.200

93
93
96
108
100
93
96
96
102
118
110
99

.119

.119
.119
.119
.119
.119
.119
.119
.119
.119
.119
.121
.115
.117
.117
.117
.117
.133
.133
.133
.125
.129
.133
.129
.125

112

.230

117

.194
.194
.200
.225
.208
.195
.200
.200
.214
.246
.230
.206

112
112
117
117
126
117
121
121
121
114
117
117

105
105
105
112
115
115
115
115
117
112
112
107

108

100

97
97
102
102
102
102
102
102
102
101
97
97

.115
.115
.120
.120
.130
.120
.125
.125
.125
.117
.120
. 120

.172
.172
.172
.184
.188
.188
.188
.188
.192
.183
.183
.176

111
111

100 $0,209

.196
.196
.225
.242
.241
.241
.242
.246
.251
.254
.249
.228
.320

.247
.263
.275
.297
.306
.315
.315
.345
.377
.389
.348
.361

110
105
110
110
112
108
114
120
117
118
102
96
99
90
84
96
102
108
108
108
105
120
118
89
94
94
108
116
115
115
116
118
120
122
119
109

153

118
126
132
142
146
151
151
165
180
186
167

173

GENERAL TABLES.

OD A R T IC L E S , B Y CITIES, 1913 TO 1919,
ued.

BIRM IN GH AM , ALA.
[Average prices for 1913=100.]
Ham,
sliced
(pound).

Lard
(pound).

Lamb
(pound).

Hens
(pound).

Sal­
mon,
cann’d
pound.

Eggs (doz en).
Strictly
fresh.

Stor­
age.

Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ R el­ Aver­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­
Aver­ R el­ Aver­
age ative age
age ative age ative age ative age ative age ative age
price price. price price. price price. price price. price. price price.
price. price price.
100 $0,156
97
.153
97
.154
97
.154
97
.158
.158
97
.154
97
101
.168
101
.165
105
.153
104
.152
104
.151
104
.157

100 $0,217

106
104
104
104
104
107
107
109
113
113
105
100
100

.157

101

100
97
97
101
97
97
101
101
101
97
101
101
102

.142

105
100
100
101
103
105
103
105
111
111
111
108
108
133
108
111
121
132
136
138
138
135
138
146
144
147




.159
.163
.163
.160
.158
.152
.163
.160
.157
.151
.155
.148

98
99
99
101
101
99
108
106
98
97
97
101

102
104
104
108
101
97
104
103
101
97
99
95
91

.150
.150
.145
.145
.148
.148
.136
.129
.121
.143
.146
.144

96
96
93
93
95
95
87
83
78
92
94
92

.174

112

.200
.188
.213
.218
.217
.217
.233
.233
.233
.219
.219
.219
.221

.220

101

.177

.206
.200
.200
.217
.231
.231
.231
.225
.225
.225
.225
.225

.249

.275

176

.315

131
135
153
165
178
180
179
183
188
197
211
213

.191

.193
.203
.195
.205
.195
.195
.190
.193
.185
.194
.175
.164

.161
.168
.173
.173
.190
.193
.211
.223
.205
.211
.238
.257
.277
.281
.280
.285
.293
.308
.329
.332

102

.187
.193
.187
.193
.180
.187
.173
.170
.180
.200
.193
.193

101
101
99
101
101
97
101
112
104
104
103
97

.225
.230
.239
.269
.275
.268
.255
.240
.250
.250
.243
.238

.151

92
87
98
100
100
100
107
107
107
101
101
101

.220
.220
.215
.219
.220
.210
.219
.244
.225
.225
.224
.210

92
93
96
97
103
108
111
111
122
124
135
143

.144
.145
.150

100 $0.186

.249
.260
.283
.310
.310
.317
.305
.325
.333
.433
.325
.325

95
92
92
100
106
106
106
104
104
104
104
104

115

104
106
110
124
127
124
118
111
115
115
112
110

145

115
120
130
143
143
146
141
150
153
200
150
150

.176
.185
.180
.180
.173
.180
.150
.163
.173
.187
.193
.178
.195

.186
.178
.184
.200
.190
.205
.201
.190
.195
.206
.200
.200
.243

.203
.220
.230
.233

.226
.229
.221
.221
.266
.286
.286
.300

100

.338
.288
. 255
.227
.238
.270
.283
.283
.326
.350
.390
.418

100 ...........t
110 $0,250
94
.250
83
74
78
88
92
92
107
114
127
.325
137
.?50

104
109
105
110 ...........
105
105
102
104
99
104
94
88

.320
.388
.305
.288
.250
.250
.295
.317
.327
.340
.350
.360
.375

127
100
94
82
82
96
104
107
111
114
118
123

95 $0,208

.296

$0,306

101
104
101
104
97
101
93
91
97
108
104
104
103

95
99
97
97
93
97
81
88
93
101
104
96
105

.217
.208
.208
.208
.208
.208
.208
.210
.213
.213
.192
.200
.209

.300
.225

.300
.325

97

124
90
68
78
78
74
79
95
102
119
117
137

100
96
99
108
102
110
108
102
105
111
108
108

.200
.200
.200
.200
.200
.200
.200
.200
.225
.230
.213
.240

.332

109

.358
.292
.247
.250
.250
.270
.275
.356
.360
.410
.430
.490

117
95
81
82
82
88
90
116
118
134
141
160

131

.252

.441

.213
.213
.225
.238
.250
.255
.255
.263
.267
.278
.278
.288

.490
.510
.310
.370
.367
.400
.356
.422
.489
.494
.488
. 590

.333
.100

.300
.320

144

109
118
124
125
122
123
119
119
143
154
154
161

160
167
101
121
120
131
116
138
160
161
159
193

eiivQ
rice
100
106
106
108
108
98
96
94
94
93
96
100
106
94

105

.380
.275
.208
.238
.238
.225
.242
.290
.313
.363
.358
.420

Butt*
(poun<

.250
.200

.365
.400
.400
.450

.450
.471

103
96
95
90
90
89
88
93
96
96
94
94
94
94
94
96
96
96
96
92
91
90
96
96
96
100
96
96
100
106
94
96
96
96
98
106
106
118
1E6
115
120
120
134
122
120
119
124
130
134
135
138

88

R E T A IL PRIC ES, 1913 TO DECEM BER, 1919.

T able C.— A V E R A G E AND R E L A T IV E R E T A IL PR IC E S OF
B Y MONTHS AND
BIRM IN GH AM , ALA.— Continued.
[Average prices for 1913=100.]

Sirloin steak Round steak
(pound).
(pound).

Rib roast
(pound).

Chuck roast
(pound).

Plate beef
(pound).

Pork chops
(pound).

Year and month.
Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ R el­ Aver­ R el­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ R el­ Aver-* R el­
age ative age ative age ative age ative age ative age ative
price. piice. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price.
1918:

Av. for year. $0,398

January..............
February............
March..................
A pril...................
May.....................
June....................
July.....................
A ugust................
Septem ber..........
October...............
November...........
December...........

1919:

Av. for year.

January..............
February............
March.................
A pril...................
May.....................
June....................
July.....................
A ugust................
Septem ber..........
October...............
November...........
December...........

.350
.352
.349
.385
.421
.421
.436
.414
.420
.413
.405
.407

.417

.407
.405
.416
.443
.454
.439
.442
.426
.407
.391
.391
.387

148 $0,364

130
131
130
143
157
157
162
154
156
154
151
151

.305
.316
.322
.348
.393
.397
.401
.387
.385
.378
.370
.366

155

.392

.377
151
.372
151
.393
155
165
.415
.427
169
.415
163
.410
164
.402
158
.388
151
145 j .373
145 I .368
144
.368

159 $0,270

165 $0.317

139
144
146
158
179
180
182
176
175
172
168
166
178

171
169
179
189
194
189
186
183
176
170
167
167

.263
.279
.267
.297
.321
.340
.360
.335
.338
.339
.335
.327

132
140
134
149
161
170
180
168
169
170
168
164

167

.333

.326
.324
.334
.356
.366
.353
.351
.341
.305
.317
.313
.308

.219
.225
.223
.250
.275
.289
.305
.295
.293
.293
.289
.283

.284

163
162
167
178
183
177
176
171
153
159
157
154

.283
.279
.298
.310
.313
.301
.288
.288
.261
.264
.262
.255

165 $0.209

134
137
136
152
168
176
186
180
179
179
176
173 ,

.171
.170
.178
.208
.197
.230
.237
.226
.226
.227
.221
.220

173

.207

173
170
182
189
191
184
176
176
159
161
160
155

.225
.215
.224
.239
.235
.218
.212
.199
.186
.176
.179
.170

203 $0,377

166
165
173
202
191
22.3
230
219
219
220
215
214
201

160
162
156
165
165
168
176
185
209
218
201
199

.406

218
209
217
232
228
212
206
193
181
171
174
165

180

.335
.339
.325
.345
.345
.352
.368
.387
.437
. 455
.420
.415
.402
.343
.362
.399
.412
.401
.438
.438
.420
.430
.425
.398

194

192
164
173
191
197
192
210
210
201
206
203
190

Bread (pound).
Cheese (pound).

muii, liesu
(quart).

Scaling
weight.

Year and month.
Aver­
age
price.
1913:

Av. for year___

$0,226

1914:

Av. for year___

.228

January...................
February................
March......................
A pril........................
M ay.........................
J u n e ........................
J u ly .........................
A ugust....................
Septem ber..............
October...................
N ovember...............
December................

January...................
February.................
March......................
A pril........................
M av.........................
June.........................
J u ly .........................
A ugust.....................
Septem ber..............
October................ .
N ovem ber...............
December................

.230
.230
.218
.218
.218
.218
.230
.230
.230
.230
.230
.230

.225
.225
.231
.224
.219
.226
.231
.231
.231
.231
.231
.231

Baked weight.

(pound).

Rela­
tiv e
price.

Aver­
age
price.

Rela­
tiv e
price.

Aver­
age
price.

Aver­
age
price.

Rela­
tiv e
price.

Aver­
age
price.

100

$0.102

100

$0,048

.057
.044
.044
.047
.047
.047
.048
.048
.048
.048
.048
.048

$0,054

100

101
101
101
101
101
101
101
101
101
98
98
98

$0,037

99

.050

102
102
96
96
96
96
102
102
102
102
102
102

101

100
100
102
99
97
100
102
102
102
102
102
102

.103
.103
.103
.103
.103
.103
.103
.103
.103
.100
.100
.100

.101

.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.104
.104
.104
.104

98
98
98
98
98
98
98
98
102
102
102
102

.050
.050
.050
.050
.050
.050
.050
.050
.050
.049
.049
.051

.064
.050
.050
.053
.053
.053
.054
.054
.054
.054
.054
.054

119
93
93
98
98
98
100
100
100
100
100
100

.056

104

.056
.056
.056
.056
.056
.056
.056
.056
.056
.055
.055
.057

104
104
104
104
104
104
104
104
104
102
102
106

100

.038
.038
.038
.038
.038
.038
.038
.036
.035
.036
.036
.036

103
103
103
103
103
103
103
97
95
97
97
97

.037

100

.038
.038
.037
.037
.037
.037
.037
.036
.036
.037
.037
.038

i No hens sold in March and April, 1918, by order of the U . S. Food Administration.




Rela­
tiv e
price.

103
103
100
100
100
100
100
97
97
100
100
103

89

GENERAL TABLES.

SPECIFIED FOOD ARTICLES, BY CITIES, 1913 TO 1919,
YEARS—Continued.

BIRMINGHAM, ALA.—Continued.
[Average prices for 1913=100.]

Bacon,
sliced
(pound).

Ham,
sliced
(pound).

Lard
(pound).

Lamb
(pound).

Hens
(pound).

Sal­
mon,
cann’d
pound.

Eggs (dozen).
Strictly
fresh.

Stor-

Butter
(pound).

Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Aver­ R el­ Aver- Aver­ Rel­
age ative age ative age ative age ative age ative age
age ative
age ative age
price. price price. price price. price price. price price. price price. price. price price. price. price
$0,563

.520
.520
.530
.540
.538
.541
.549
.546
.601
.609
.625
.631

$0.327

$0,476

.450
.440
.445
.455
.456
.454
.460
.474
.510
.520
.520
.530

$0,373

.327
.321
.323
.322
.318
.320
.316
.324
.326
.347
.335
.340

222
215
218

.547

.624
.589
.607
.626
.624
.619
.635
.634
.611
.583
.576
.573

.535
.530
.530
.537
.554
.565
.573
.575
.560
.550
.536
.523

Com meal
(pound).

237

212
206
216
224
253
260
276
270
235
231
232
224

.331
.321
.337
.350
.394
.406
.430
.421
.366
.360
.362
.350

R ice (pound).

$0.290 $0.523

$0,337

.272
.267
.275
.285
.264
.288
.291
.302
.300
.310
.314
.312

.404

.380
.375
*411
.464
.445
.444
.415
.394
.370
.375
.392
.385

.683
.522
.396
.402
.383
.405
.444
.487
.530
.567
.648
.813

.339

.301
.300
(O
C
1)
.328
.323
.336
.326
.342
.381
.386
.348

.350
.350
.350
.350
.350
.400
.400
.393
.388
.385
.383
.375

.566

.318
.312
.309
.326
.330
.332
.343
.332
.341
.347
.384
.395

.358
.379
.367
.365
.350
.365
.382
.371
.361

Sugar, granu­
lated (pound).

Potatoes
( pound).

.743
.430
.456
.463
.488
.472
.481
.542
.564
.593
.673

171

223 $0 579
171
129
131
125
132
145
159
173
185
212
185

243
141
400
149
151
159
154
157
177 .
184
194
220
291

Coffee (pound).

$0,601

.595
.590
.588
.545
.533
.535
.547
.563
.602
.667
.691
.754
.723

.772
.599
.708
.767
.739
.695
.685
.677
.675
.750
.790
.821

144

143
141
141
131
128
128
131
135
144
160
166
181

173

185
144
170
184
177
167
164
162
162
180
189
197

Tea (pound).

Aver­
age
price.

Rela­
tiv e
price.

Aver­
age
price.

Rela­
tiv e
price.

Aver­
age
price.

Rela­
tiv e
price.

Aver­
age
price.

Rela­
tive
price.

Aver­
age
price.

Rela­
tiv e
price.

Aver­
age
price.

Rela­
tiv e
price.

$0,023

100

$0.082

$0.054

100

$0.288

100

$0.613

100

.060

111

.287

100

.613

100

98
96
94
93
93
96
96
148
150
141
119
113

.283
.283
.288
.288
.288
.288
.288
.288
.288
.288
.288
.288

98
98
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100

.613
.613
.613
.613
.613
.613
.613
.613
.613
.613
.613
.613

100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100

.021
.021
.021
.021
.022
.022
.023
.024
.025
.024
.025
.025

.026

.026
.026
.026
.025
.025
.025
.025
.029
.027
.026
.025
.024

.082
.082
.082
.082
.082
.082
.082
.082
.082
.082
.082
.082

100

100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100

$0.021

100

91
91
91
91
96
96
100
104
109
104
109
109

.019
.019
.019
.019
.019
.023
.021
.023
.022
.022
.022
.021

90
90
90
90
90
110
100
110
105
105
105
100

113.

.081

99

.023

110

113
113
113
109
109
109
109
126
117
113
109
104




.079
.079
.082
.082
.082
.082
.082
.082
.079
.079
.079
.079

96
96
100
100
100
100
100
100
96
96
96
96

.023
.023
.023
.023
.023
.023
.033
.027
.023
.020
.018
.017

110
110
110
110
110
110
157
129
110
95
86
81

.057
.053
.052
.052
.052
.052
.055
.057
.058
.057
.054
.052

.053
.052
.051
.050
.050
.052
.052
.080
.081
.076
.064
.061

106
98
96
96
96
96
102
106
107
106
100
96

.288
.288
.288
.288
.288
.288
.288
.288
.288
.288
.288
.288

100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100

«

.613
.613
.613
.613
.613
.613
.613
.613
.613
.613
.613
.613

100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100

90

RETAIL PRICES, 1913 TO DECEMBER, 1919.
Table

C.— A V E R A G E AND R E L A T IV E R E T A IL PRIC ES OF
B Y MONTHS AND
BIRM IN GH AM , ALA.— Continued.
[Average prices for 1913=100.}
Bread (pound).

Cheese
(pound).

(quart).

Year and month.

Scaling
weight.

Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Rela­ Aver­
age
tive
age
tive
age
price. price. price. price. price.
1915: A?, for y e a r ... $0.240

January................
February.............
March...................
April.....................
M ay......................
June.....................
J u ly ......................
A ugust.................
September...........
October................
Novem ber...........
December.............

1916: Av. for y e a r ...

January................
February.............
March...................
A pril....................
M ay......................
Juno.....................
J u ly ......................
August.................
September...........
October................
Novem ber............
December............

1917: Av. for y e a r...

January................
February.............
March...................
A pril....................
M av......................
Jun e.....................
J u ly ......................
A ugust.................
September...........
October................
N ovem ber...........
December............

1918: Av. for y e a r...

.243
.241
.242
.233
.246
.246
.242
.230
.231
.245
.243
.240

.266

.250
.250 .
.250
.250
.250
.250
.250
.250
.260
.276
.310
.340
.346

106

108
107
107
103
109
109
107
102
102
108
108
106

118

111
111
111
111
111
111
111
111
115
122
137
150

153

$0.105

103

.104
.104
.104
.104
.104
.104
.108
.108
.104
.104
.104
.104

102
102
102
102
102
102
106
106
102
102
102
102

.111

109

.106
.106
.106
.108
.108
.108
.108
.108
.112
.112
.123
.128

104
104
104
106
106
106
106
106
110
110
121
125

.136

133

.356
.341
.344

150
155
155
155
151
153
153
153
152
158
151
152

.133
.128
.128
.128
. 128
.122
.128
.133
.152
.152
.152
.152

130
125
125
125
125
120
125
130
149
149
149
149

.371

164

.169

166

.340
.350
.350
.350
.342
.345
.345
.345

.344

January................
February.............
March...................
A pril....................
M ay......................
June.....................
J u ly ......................
A ugust.................
September...........
October................
Novem ber...........
December.............

.356
.363
.353
.348
.334
.332
.335
.348
.369
.396
.453
.466

158
161
156
154
148
147
148
154
163
175
200
206

.152
. 152
.152
. 155
.155
.153
.160
.160
.190
.200
.200
.200

149
149
149
152
152
150
157
157
186
196
196
196

1919: Av. for y e a r ...

.425

188

.214

210

January................
Februarv.............
March...................
A p ril....................
M ay......................
Jurie.....................
J u ly ......................
A ugust.................
September...........
October................
November
December............




.478
.408
.407
.429
.426
.427
.440
.431
.413
.400
.415
.423

212
181
180
190
189
189
195
191
183
177
184
187

.200
.200
.200
.200
.200

.200

.200
.200
.217
.250
.250
.250

196
196
196
196
196
196
196
196
213
245
245
245

$0.055

.053
.055
.055
.053
.054
.055
.055
.055
.055
.055
.056
.056

.061

.056
.056
.054
.055
.055
.055
.055
.057
.069
.069
.077
.077
.090

.082
.079
.079
.085
.097
.094
.096
.094
.093
.094
.094
.088

Baked
weight.

Flour, wheat
(pound).

VAJ1U JU tti
LU

(pound).

Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Rela­
age
tive
tive
tive
age
age
price. price. price. price. price. price.
$0.062

115

.060
.062
.062
.060
.061
.062
.062
.062
.062
.062
.063
.063

111
115
115
111
113
115
115
115
115
115
117
117

.069

$0.043

.042
.048
.046
.046
.046
.043
.040
.040
.040
.040
.041
.041

116

114
130
124
124
124
116
108
108
108
108
111
111

128

.047

127

.063
.063
.061
.062
.062
.062
.062
.064
.078
.078
.087
.087

117
117
113
115
115
115
115
119
144
144
161
161

.043
.044
.044
.044
.044
.044
.042
.047
.051
.052
.056
.058

116
119
119
119
119
119
114
127
138
141
151
157

.101

187

.071

192

.092
.089
.089
.096
.109
.106
.108
.106
.105
.106
.106
.099

170
165
165
178
202
196
200
196
194
196
196
183

.107

198

.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.115
.102
.115
.111
.111
.117
.117

185
185
185
185
185
213
189
213
206
206
217
217

.100

185

.117
.108
.108
.097
.097
.096
.096
.097
.100
.096
.096
.096

217
200
200
180
180
178
178
180
185
178
178
178

.058
.059
.061
.072
.085
.078
.072
.075
.074
.072
.071
.070
.069

157
159
165
195
230
211
195
203
200
195
192
189

186

.067
.067
.067
.068
.070
.072
.072
.071
.070
.069
.069
.070

181
181
181
184
189
195
195
192
189
186
186
189

.075

203

195*
.072
197
.073
.074 | 200
200
.074
208
.077
211
.078
211
.078
.076
205
203
.075
203
.075
.076
205
.076
205

$0.025

109

.025
.025
.025
.025
.025
.025
.025
.025
.025
.025
.024
.024

109
109
109
109
109
109
109
109
109
109
104
104

.027

117

.025
.025
.024
.025
.025
.025
.025
.028
.028
.029
.031
.033

.047

.033
.034
.035
.044
.049
.049
.051
.063
.057
.054
.050
.050

.055

.051
.055
.055
.058
. 055
.054
.055
.056
.056
.055
.053
.054

.054

.053
.050
.049
.052
.0.54
.056
.059
.060
.056
.053
. 053
.053

109
109
104
109
109
109
109
122
122
126
135
143

204

143
148
152
191
213
213
222
274
248
235
217
217

239

222
239
243
252
239
235
239
243
243
239
230
235

235

230
217
213
226
235
243
257
261
243
230
230
230

91

G EN ERAL TA B LES.

SPECIFIED FOOD
Y E A R S — Continued.

AR TIC LE S,

BY

CITIES,

1913 TO

1919,

BIRM IN GH AM , ALA.— Continued.
[Average prices for 1913=100.]

Rice
(pound).

Sugar,
granulated
(pound).

Potatoes
(pound).

Coffee
(pound).

Tea
(pound).

Onions,
pound.
Aver­
age
Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Rela­ price.
tive
age
age
tive
age
tive
tive
age
tiv e
age
price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price.
$0.086
.086
.086
.086
.086
.086
.085
.086
.087
.083
.083
.086
.087

105 $0.018
105
.018
105
.017
105
.017
105
.017
105
.017
105
.019
105
.017
106
.017
101
.016
101
.020
105
.020
106
.021

88 $0.067
.061
86
81
.086
81
.066
.068
81
.068
81
.070
90
.071
81
81
.069
.063
76
95
.060
.068
95
.069
100

124 $0.303
113
.300
122
.300
122
.300
126
.300
126
.300
130
.300
131
.300
128
.310
117
.300
111
.300
126
.317
128
.310

105 $0.625
104
.630
104
.630
104
.630
104
.630
104
.630
.592
104
104
.592
.638
108
104
.638
104
.638
110
.625
.630
108

102
103
103
103
103
103
97
97
104
104
104
102
103

Beans, Prunes, Raisins,
navy,
seeded,
pound. pound. pound.
Aver­ Aver­
Aver­
age
age
age
price
price.
price.

$0.043
.042
.044
.043
.046
.048
.046
.037
.036
.038
.040
.050
.050

$0.086
.082
.082
.088
.086
.086
.086
.086
.087
.083
.083
.092
.090

$0,127
.133
.133
.133
.133
.131
.131
.125
.125
.125
.125
.120
.115

$0.140
.131
.136
.136
.136
.143
.134
.147
.147
.143
.143
.144
.143

.128
.125
.125
.125
.125
.117
.117
.125
.138
.138
.125
.140
.140

.143
.138
.136
.129
.143
.146
.143
.147
.148
.148
.149
. 145
.145

.091
.092
.092
.092
.090
.092
.090
.090
.090
.090
.090
.090
.090

111
112
112
112
110
112
110
110
110
110
110
110
110

.033
.028
.028
.028
.027
.027
.039
.031
.033
.034
.035
.040
.043

157
133
133
133
129
129
186
148
157
162
167
190
205

.085
.069
.088
.075
.083
.090
.091
.093
.091
.085
.088
.093
.090

157
128
126
139
154
167
169
172
169
157
163
172
167

.312
.317
.317
.317
.310
.317
.310
.310
.310
.310
.310
.310
.310

108
110
110
110
108
110
108
108
108
108
108
108
108

.621
.592
.592
.592
.630
.630
.630
.630
.630
.630
.630
.630
.630

101
97
97
97
103
103
103
103
103
103
103
103
103

.057
.050
.050
.050
.055
.061
.054
.062
.060
.053
.055
.086
.072

.115 ^
.097
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.110
.120
.120
.130
.133
.168

.107
.090
.090
.090
.097
.100
.105
.105
.110
.120
.122
.124
.127

130
110
110
110
118
122
128
128
134
146
149
151
155

.049
.045
.058
.061
.063
.067
.064
.045
.042
.037
.037
.036
.033

233
214
276
290
300
319
305
214
200
176
176
171
157

.100
.088
.086
.091
. 100
.114
.098
.096
.107
.102
.102
.104
.109

185
163
159
169
185
211
181
178
198
189
189
193
202

.323
.310
.310
.310
.310
.317
.323
.335
.330
.333
.328
.333
.331

112
108
108
108
108
110
112
116
115
116
114
116
115

.730
.700
.700
.713
.725
.710
.717
.757
.729
.762
.740
.739
.764

119
114
114
116
118
116
117
123
119
124
121
121
125

.087
.076
.130
.144
.150
.100
.092
.058
.062
. 056
.058
.055
.059

.184
. 165
.165
.175
.176
.180
.189
.189
.189
.197
.197
.194
.192

.153
.140
.140
..150
.150
.150
.153
.159
.163
.163
.160
.150
.153

.152
.149
.149
. 14#
.149
.147
.164
.157
.152
.151
.152
.153
.150

.130
.125
.121
.118
.120
.120
.125
.131
.140
.142
.144
.142
.137

159
152
148
144
146
146
152
160
171
173
176
173
167

.038
.039
.039
.030
.027
.025
.034
.041
.047
.047
.043
.041
.039

181
186
186
143
129
119
162
195
224
224
205
195
186

.096
.096
.094
.091
.092
.092
.091
.091
.090
.095
.105
.108
.109

178
178
174
169
170
170
169
169
167
176
194
200
202

.327
.328
.320
.323
.323
.331
.321
.321
.324
.320
.322
.326
.360

114
.789
114
.762
111
.762
112 - .796
112
.786
115
.773
111
.758
111
.765
113
.796
111
.810
112
.794
113
.829
.842
125

129
124
124
130
128
126
124
125
130
132
130
135
137

.050
.060
.058
.040
.032
.051
.051
.055
.057
.055
.049
.044
.045

.182
.192
.188
.185
.185
.184
.179
.179
.185
.184
.180
.170
,175

.159
.148
.161
.161
.160
.153
.158
.153
.160
.162
.162
.164
.167

.159
.153
.158
.157
.153
.169
.154
.156
.153
.158
.156
.165
.171

.151
.134
.134
.132
.131
.132
.140
.152
.158
.167
.175
.178
.177

184
163
163
161
160
161
171
185
193
204
213
217
216

.048
.043
.039
.039
.041
.043
.053
.055
.063
.053
.049
.050
.051

229
205
186
186
195
205
252
262
300
252
233
238
243

.128
.109
.110
.110
.111
.110
.110
.117
.114
.112
.116
.203
.214

237
202
204
204
206
204
204
217
211
207
215
376
396

.447
.368
.391
.410
.405
.427
.438
.465
.479
.493
.495
.496
.498

155
128
136
142
141
148
152
161
166
171
172
172
173

141
137
138
139
141
141
140
144
144
144
145
142
141

.080
.046
.048
.069
.088
.105
.108
.095
.081
.073
.076
.084
.091

.147
.174
.158
.149
.140
.136
.139
.143
.141
.150
.150
.140
.142

.254
.184
.205
.211
.225
.248
.250
.258
.250
.275
.333
.300
.304

.187
.182
.169
.173
.177
.176
.175
.179
.179
.188
.204
.209
.227




I

.866
.837
.845
.853
.862
.863
.860
.880
.883
.884
.891
.871
.862

i

92

RETAIL PRICES, 1913 TO DECEMBER, 1919.
T able

C.—A V E R A G E AND R E L A T IV E R E T A IL PRICES OF
B Y MONTHS AND
B IR M IN G H A M , ALA.— Concluded.

Year and m onth.

Milk,
Oleo­
evap­
marga­
orated,
rine,
15-16pound.
ounce can. Average
Average
price.
price.

N ut
marga­
rine,
pound.
Average
price.

Crisco,
pound.
Average
price.

Rolled
oats,
pound.
Average
price.

Corn
flakes,
8-ounce
package.
Average
price.

Cream of
W heat,
28-ounce
package.
Average
price.

$0,147

$0.256

1919—Concluded.
Average for year...........

January.....................
February..................
March........................
April..........................
May...........................
June...........................
July...........................
A ugust......................
Septem ber................
October.....................
N ovem ber................
December..................

T able

$0,171

$0.434

$0,395

$0,361

$0,110

.420
.405
.410
.412
.435
.431
.436
.451
.446
.446
.454
.458

.151
.171
.166
.168
.165
.166
.178
.178
.175
.177
.179
.175

.403
.393
.401
.400
.390
.390
.397
.400
.395
.401
.392
.383

.337
.333
.329
.331
.338
.352
.386
.392
.391
.378
.387
.373

.108
.110
.107
.109
.107
.107

.111

.111
.111
.111
.111
.112

.148
.146
.147
.147
.147
.147
.148
.145
.145
.147
.146
.148

.252
.253
.253
.253
.253
.254
.251
.257
.258
.257
.259
.268

A V E R A G E AND R E L A T IV E F A M IL Y E X P E N D IT U R E S FO R 22
AND
B IR M IN G H A M , ALA.
[Average expenditure for the year 1913=100.]
1913

1914

1915

Month.
Average.
Average for year..........

January....................
February..................
March.......................
A pril.........................
M ay..........................
June..........................
J u ly ..........................
A ugust.....................
September...............
October.................. 1
November................
D ecem ber................




$377.53

2 383.73
2 376.55
2 376.00
2 380.90
2 378.13
2 382.16
2 388.55
2 389.08
2 393. 47
2 400.96
2 400.38
2 400.51

Relative.
100

102
100
100
101
100
101
103
103
104
106
106
106

Average.
$401.94

2 406.33
2 396.18
2 395.26
2 389.88
2 392.74
2 394.43
2 411.80
2 419.30
2 417.84
2 409.85
2 397.46
2 393.99

i See footnote on p. 10.

Relative.
106

108
105
105
103
104
104
. 109
111
111
109
105
104

Average.
$394.33

2 396.59
2 389.00
2 379.71
2 385.29
2 391.06
2 394.75
2 388.90
2 392.08
2 387.93
2 407.03
2 407.95
2 404.92

Relative.
104

105
103
101
102
104
105
103
104
103
108
108
107

GENERAL TAB LES.

SPECIFIED FOOD
Y E A R S— Continued.

AR TICLES,

BY

CITIES,

93

1913 TO

1919,

BIRM IN GH AM , ALA.— Concluded.

Macaroni,
pound.
Average
price.

Cabbage,
pound.
Average
price.

Beans,
baked,
N o. 2 can.
Average
price.

$0,209

$0,063

$0.192

.211
.210
.210
.211
.210
.206
.208
.205
.209
.208
.210
.209

.047
.052
.061
.094
.093
.058
.055
.062
.060
.055
.054
.065

Corn,
canned,
No. 2 can.
Average
price.

$0.198

.205
.203
.201
.201
.195
.191
.192
.188
.189
.184
.179
.181

.206
.200
.201
.202
.196
.199
.206
.200
.194
.192
.189
.192

Peas,
canned,
No. 2 can.
Average
price.

Tomatoes,
canned,
No. 2 can.
Average
price.

$0,214

$0.147

$0.403

$0,511

.166
.157
.143
.140
.142
.143
.147
.142
.145
.148
.144
.143

.391
.392
.397
.406
.392
.400
.405
.406
.403
.400
.416
.424

.448
.445
.514
.547
.567
.584
.572
.529
.538
.503
.455
.426

.206
.208
.206
.218
.212
.212
.212
.220
.220
.220
.217
.216

Bananas,
dozen.
Average
price.

Oranges,
dozen.
Average
price.

FOOD AR TIC LE S 1 COM BINED, B Y CITIES, 1913 TO 1919, B Y MONTHS
Y E A R S.
BIR M IN G H A M , ALA.
[Average expenditure for the year 1913= 100.]
1917

1916
Average.

Relative.

$438.99

2 411.79
2 406.06
2 410. 91
2 419. 64
2 421.57
2 434.09
2 429. 07
2 443. 49
2 454.64
2 465.02
2 479. 89
2 492.24

116

109
108
109
111
112
115
114
117
120
123
127
130

Average.
$574.64

2 495. 38
2 515. 20
2 517. 24
2 572.54
2 595.65
2 588.10
2 570.34
2 589. 29
2 603. 35
2 613. 89
2 607. 82
2 622. 42

1918
Relative.
152

131
136
137
152
158
156
151
156
160
163
161
165

Average.
$651.53

2 625.60
2 612.16
2 577. 99
2 588. 73
2 609. 20
2 626. 27
2 643. 99
2 655. 86
2 688. 89
2 707. 83
2 712.05
2 732. 74

1919
Relative.
173

166
162
157
160
161
166
171
174
182
187
189
194

Average.
$735.57

2 732. 08
2 669.55
2 694. 83
2 718.69
2 735. 30
2 736.35
2 752. 94
2 758.46
2 734.14
2 741.97
2 771.53
2 787. 24

Relative.
195

194
177
184
190
195
195
199
201
194
197
204
209

2 Cost of year’s supply at prices charged in specified month. The expenditures for March and April,
1918, do not include any amount spent for hens, as by order of the U. S. Food Administration no hens
were sold in these months.




94

RE T A IL PRIC ES, 1913 TO DECEM BER, 1M.S).
T a b le

C.—AVERAGE AND RELATIVE RETAIL PRICES OF
BY MONTHS AND
BOSTON, M ASS.
[Average prices for 1913=100.]

Sirloin steak2 Round steak
(pound).
(pound).

Rib roast
(pound).

Chuck roast
(pound).

Plate beef
(pound).

Pork chops
(pound).

Year and month.
Aver­ R el­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ R el­ Aver­ R el­ Aver­ R el­ Aver­ R el­
age ative age ative age ative age ative age ative age ative
price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price.
1913: Av. for year . $0,353

January..............
February.......
March............
A pril..............
M ay................
June................
J u ly ................
A u gu st...........
September___
October.........
November___
December___

.352
.345
.346
.363
.370
.370
.358
.358
.358
.350
.340
.330

1914: Av. for year .

.358

January.............
February...........
March................
A pril..................
M ay...................
Jun e..................
Ju ly...................
A ugust..............
September........
October.............
November.........
December.........

.325

1915: Av. for y e a r .

.353

January............
February..........
March................
A pril.................
M ay...................
Ju n e..................
J u ly ...................
A u gu st..............
September........
October.............
November.........
December.........

1916: Av. for year ..

January.........
February.......
March............
A pril..............
M ay................
June...............
Ju ly................
A u gu st..........
Septem ber. . .
October.........
November___
December___

.329

.322
.327
.347
.346
.382
.406
.400

.340
.340
.340
.363
.350
.350
.346
.346
.366
.370
.377
.345
.378

.350
.350
.333
.350
.380
.390
.388
• 417
.413
.427
.352

100 $0,343
.320
100
.324
.330
.340
103
.340
105
.340
105
.358
101
.362
101
.356
101
.350
.350
93
.343
101
92
93
91
93

.353

$0,245

99
99
104
106
104
102
102
100

.234
.234
.234
.244
.244
.250
.256
.256
.256
.256
.239
.237

103

.247

108
115
113
103
110
102

.338
.341
.343
.343
.343
.342
.372
.377
.377
.350
.360
.345

100

.348

101

.365
.352

105
107
107
107
106
103

.364

106

103
99
99
104
105
107
107

99
99
94
99
108
110
110
118
117
121
100
109

.337
.328
.323
.332
.337
.337
.360

.350
.350
.358
.358
.361
.378
.377
.377
.375
.372
.357
.358

99
99
100
100
100
100
108
110
ilO
102
105
101

.237
.240
.244
.244
.247
.243
.253
.257
.257
.252
.246
.243
.248

102
102
104
104
105
110
110
110
109
108
104
104

.242
.242
.242
.240
.242
.242
.247
.255
.255
.256
.258
.250

100 $0,175
.163
.170
.177
100
.180
100
.170
102
.180
104
.187
104
.180
104
.187
104
.180
98
.162
97
.162

100
93
97
101
103
97
103
107
103
107
103
93
93

$0,230
.200
.206
.222
.238
.234
.240
.242
.242
.250
.244
.224
.219

100
87
90
97
103
102
104
105
105
109
106
97
95

101
97
98
100
100
101
100
103
105
105
103
100

101
99
102
96
96
96
96
103
110
111
104
102
101

.235
.228
.226
.227
.230
.230
.223
.237
.252
.248
.253
.248
.213

102

.214

93

101
99

101
104
104
104
105
102
107

.243
.250
.250
.263
.275
.270
.280
.275
.268
.258

99
99
102
102
107
112
110
114
112
109
105
109

.177

.173
.178
.168
.168
.168
.168
.180
.192
.195
.182
.178
.176
.171

.172
.168
.168
.165
.174
.174
.178
.178
.174
.174
.160
.165

.200
.170
.170
.170
.177
.198
.220
.222
.225
.225
.208
.202
.208

99
98
99
100
100
97
103
110
108
110
108
93

91
94

.202
.192
.193
.200
.205
.205
.208
.217
.225
.262
.240
.222

88
83
84
87
89
89
90
94
98
114
104
97

114

.238

103

102
102

97
97
97
101
113
126
127
129
129
119
115
119

.
.
.
.

.198
.205
.228
.238
.230
.246
.249
.252
.267
.258
-249
.238

86
89
99
103
100
107
108
110
116
112
108
103

141
.417
. .331
144
.246
119
122
121
.297
.419
January............... .360
102
.364
113
108
.265
. .249
106
.197
108
February....... .
.385
121
116
131
112
.230
113
.278
.408
- .278
M arch..............
121
125
.376
110
112
112
.274
.218
.396
- .279
142
A p ril..............
138
.242
. .326
117
119
.403
.420
119
.291
142
138
. .317
.409
.248
M ay................
119
120
118
.415
.293
140
. .320
139
118
.245
.410
.290
120
June................
117
.412
151
- .330
143
.264
126
.440
128
.308
J u ly ................
122
.432
.351
153
154
.310
132
.269
.452
127
122
.429
A u g u st...........
176
. .405
156
136
.273
133
.327
.467
.464
131
September___
178
154
.409
.269
.315
129
131
.449
125
.442
October..........
. .353
153
142
125
.249
.421
123
.307
118
.418
Novem ber___
.349 1 152
145
124
126
.253
.m
121
.427
.427
D ecem ber.. . .
2 The steak for which prices are here quoted is known as “ porterhouse ” in m ost of the cities included
in this report, bu t in this city it is called “ sirloin ” steak.

1917: Av. for ye a r..




95

GENERAL TABLES.
SPEC IFIED FOOD A R TIC L E S, B Y C IT IE S, 1913 TO 1919,
Y E A R S — Continued.

BOSTON, M ASS.
[Average prices fo r 1913=100.]

Eggs (dozen).
B utter
Sal­
Strictly
Stor(pound).
mon,
fresh.
age.
cann’d
pound.
Aver­
Aver­ R el­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ R el­ Aver­ R el­ Aver­ Rel­ age Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Aver­ Rel­
age ative
age ative age ative age ative age ative age ative price. age ative age
price. price price. price. price
price. price price. price price. price price. price price. price
Bacon,
sliced
(pound).

Ham,
sliced
(pound).

$0,309

$0,252

.244
.246
.254
.250
.254
.254
.258
.258
.258
.254
.246
.243

.305
.318
.318
.330
.338
.320
.313
.310
.307

.258

100 $0.158
.154
.153
.157
.160
.160
.160
.160
.157
.158
.157
.158
.158

.314
.314
.313
.313
.300
.308
.333
.345
.350
.330
.330
.323

.250
.250
.250
.250
.250
.250
.247

.272
.268

Lard
(pound).

.156

.158
.156
.154
.156
.156
.157
.156
.159
.154
.154
.155
.156

.317
.300
.300
.300
.300
.300
.300
.300
.300
.315
.315

.155
.153
.151
.152
.153
.150
.152
.143
.143
.143
.142
.143

.264

.354

.175

.250
.250
.250
.250
.266
.275
.269
.272
.275
.270
.271
.270

.350
.350
.380
.380
.333
.345
.345
.345
.360
.345
.358

.395

106
109
107
108
109
107
108
107
15?

109
119
126
149
162
166
167
165
174
182
182
180

.415

.345
.358
.373
.398
.425
.426
.426
.424
.447
.456 148
.443 143
.453 I 147

$0.248

.212
.217
.212
.213
.227
.242
.260
.252
.228
.215
.220
.212

.245
.244
.247
.253
.258
.260
.260
.260
.260
.256
.240
.240




.220
.228
.242
.246
.256
.262
.262
.256
.262
.256
.243
.240

$0.423

.473
.453
.347
.330
.325
.335
.363
.406
.459
.467
.648
.633

100
102
104
105
105
105
105
103
97
97

114
117
113
120
122
124
120
122
119
117
114
110

.240
.250
.260
.263
.268
.281
.278
.282
.278
.282
.268
.273

97
101
105
106
108
113
112
114
112
114
108
110

144

.316

.142
.148
.150
.153
.170
.174
.174
.175
.182
.190
.221
.224

.253
.258
.250
.265
.269
.275
.266
.269
.264
.259
.251
.244

.278

.319

.250

118

125
132
126
133
142
152
151
154
157
156
159
152

108

.283
.297
.300
.314
.320
.317
.313
.308
.329
.344
.326
.335

.352
.360

127

114
120
121
127
129
128
126
124
133
139
132
135

.420

.358

109
110
153
150
99

.494
.386
.306
.308
.321
.331
.359
.397
.460
.537
.600
.544

117
91
72
73
76
78
85
94
109
127
142
129

.193
192
.193
.193
.186
.186
.190
.191
.191
.197
.203

.462
.410
.360
.338
.336
.374
.394
.467
.540
.573
.669
.665

110
109
97
85
80
79
88
93
110
128
135
158
157

.205
.206
.225
.248
.280
.287
.291
.290
.294
.294
.300
.302

.629
.603
.450
.451
.487
.498
.504
.580
.652
.660
.737
.775

.193

.586

139

149
143
106
107
115
118
119
137
154
156
174
183

.342
.343
.351

100
102
103
109
111
95
93
94
95
99
100
101
100

.361

.252

.437

101 $0.194
.193
97
.195
97
.195
99
.194
100
.195
100
.195
100
.195
103
.193
103
.193
103
.191
104
.193
101
.194
101

95
93
106
113
114
120
107
110
104
106
108
103

9.379

.410
.375
.328
.310
.321
.344
.373
.424
.471
.533
.606
.575

.240
.240
.246
.248
.248
.248
.256
.256
.256
.258
.250
.250

107

.276
.291
.279
.295
.314
.335
.333
.340
.346
.345
.336
.335

100

.252

.210
.206
.234
.250
.252
.266
.236
.244
.230
.234

.217
.223
.243
.265
.279
.282
.278
.279
.295
.309
.329
.341

Hens
(pound).

$0.221
.213
.218
.218
.243
.235
.230
.250
.230
.205
.205
.205
.202

.148

.260

.258
.253
.257
.258
.260
.260
.260
.257
.257

.274
.300
.317
.375
.408
.418
.420
.416
.439
.458
.458
.453

Lamb
(pound).

95
101
97
94
90
88
92
92
96
98
97

.385
.389
.414
.421
.330
.353
.355
.359
.374
.380
.382
.379
.382
.367
.357
.340
.333
.349
.348
.363
.372
.369
.375
.377
.355

.380
.380
.367

.331
.330
.329
.297

.437
.470

.364
.354
.352
.348
.343
.340
.344
.343
.348
.385

.351
.353
.376
.393
.380
.370
.361
.369
.384
.406
.428
.451
.486
.446

.454

.457

.505
.475

.478
.4,70
.471

.477
.480

.512
.524
.517
.520

94
100
100
97
96
93
93
92
91
90
91
91
102

104
100
98
95
97
101
107
113
119
lj28
118
120
121
133
125
126
124
124
135
138
136
137

96

RETAIL PRICES, 19-13 TO DECEMBER, 19-19.

C.—AVERAGE AND RELATIVE RETAIL PRICES OF
BY MONTHS AND
BOSTON, MASS.— Continued.

T a b le

[Average prices for 1913=100.]

Sirloin steak 2 Round
(pound).
(pound).

Chuck roast
(pound).

Rib roast
(pound).

Plate beef
(pound).

Pork chops
(pound).

Year and month.
Aver- Rel­ Aver­ R el­ Aver­ R el­ Aver­ R el­ Aver­ R el­ Aver­ Rel­
ago ative age ative age ative age ative age ative age ative
price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price.
1918: Av. for y e a r .. $0.514
January............... .426
February............. .424
March.................. .423
A pril...................
.457
May..................... .492
June..................... .551
July..................... .550
A ugust................ .575
September..........
.590
October............... .571
November........... .550
December........... .561
1919: Av. for y e a r ..
January..............
February............
March..................
A pril...................
M ay.....................
June.....................
Ju ly.....................
A ugust................
September..........
October...............
November...........
December...........

.600

. 551
.568
.592
.601
.627
.604
.613
.620
.627
.607
.602
.589

146 $0.522

121

120
129
139
156
156
163
167
162
156
159

.427
.430
.428
.465
.505
.568
.571
.580
.583
.578
.568
.564

170

.565

120

156
161
168
170
178
171
174
176
178
172
171
167

.553
.555
.565
.575
.594
.558
.575
.584
.562
.557
.557
.539

152 $0.363

.303
.303
.298
.329
.342
.394
.397
.410
.403
.394
.385
.400

148 $0,304

174

124
125
125
136
147
166
166
169
170
169
166
164

124
124
122
134
140
161
162
167
164
161
157
163

.253
.254
.249
.274
.302
.346
.335
.339
.349
.325
.308
.312

145
145
142
157
173
198
191
194
199
186
176
178

165

.405

165

.416
.421
.403
.405
.411
.402
.399
.413
.415

.312
.304
.307
.324
.315
.331
.303
.319
.319
.310
.307
.309
.297

178

158
160
163
170
172
164
165
168
164
163
169
169

161
162
165
168
173
163
168
170
164
162
162
157

$0. 413

180

.350
.345
.346
.363
.360
.405
.427
.475
.493
.497
.469
.430

.442
.410
.383
.386
.428
.447
.429
.471
.491
.500
.499
.465
.390

174
175
185
180
189
173
182
182
177
175
177
170

152
150
150
158
157
176
186
207
214
216
204
187
192

178
167
168
186
194
187
205
213
217
217
202
170

Bread (pound).
Cheese (pound).

Milk, fresh
(quart).

Year and month.

Scaling
weight.

Baked weight.

Flour, wheat
(pound).

Aver­
age
price.
1913: Av. for year.___

January...................
February.................
March,.....................
A pril........................
M ay.........................
June.........................
J u ly .........................
A ugust.....................
Septem ber..............
October...................
N ovem ber...............
December................

1914: Av. for year.......

January...................
February.................
March......................
A pril........................
M ay.........................
June.........................
Ju ly .........................
A ugust.....................
Septem ber..............
October...................
Novem ber...............
December................

Rela­
tiv e
price.

Aver­
age
price.

Rela­
tive
price.

Aver­
age
price.

Aver­
age
price.

Rela­
tive
price.

Aver­
age
price.

Rela­
tive
price.

$0,226

100

$0,089

100

$0,052

$0,059

100

$0,037

100

.059
.059
059
.059
.059
.059
.059
.059
.059
.060
.060
.059

100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
102
102
100

.037
.037
.037
.037
.037
.037
.038
.038
.037
.036
.036
.036

100
100
100
100
100
100
103
103
100
97
97
97

.060

102

.039

105
97
100
100
103
103
103
100
108
114
111
111
111

.231
.229
.224
.226
.221
.214
.223
.224
.224
.231
.234
.234

102
101
99
100
98
95
99
99
99
102
104
104

.233

.240
.241
.239
.239
.227
.223
.223
.231
.234
.237
.231
.231

.089
.089
.089
.089
.089
.089
.089
.089
.089
.089
.089
.089

100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100

103

.089

100

.053

106
107
106
106
100
99
99
102
104
105
102
102

.089
.089
.089
.089
.089
.088
.089
.089
.089
.089
.089
.089

100
100
100
100
100
99
100
100
100
100
100
100

.052
.053
.052
.052
.052
.053
.052
.052
.053
.053
.054
.053

.052
.052
.052
.052
.052
.052
.052
.052
.052
.053
.053
.052

.059
.060
.059
.059
.059
.060
.059
.059
.060
.060
.061
.060

100
102
100
100
100
102
100
100
102
102
103
102

.036
.037
.037
.038
.038
.038
.037
.040
.042
.041
.041
.041

i No hens sold in March and April, 1918, by order of the U . S. Food Administration.




97

G EN ERAL TABLES.

SPECIFIED FOOD
Y E A R S —Continued.

A R TIC LE S ,

BY

CITIES.

1913 TO

1919,

BOSTON, M ASS.— Continued.
[Average prices for 1913= 100.]
Bacon,
sliced
(pound).

Ham,
sliced
(pound).

Lard
(pound).

Lamb
(pound).

Sal­
mon,
cann’d
pound.

Hens
(pound).

Eggs (dozen).
Strictly
fresh.

Stor­
age.

Butter
(pound).

Aver­ R el­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ R el­ Aver­ R el­ Aver­ R el­ Aver­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Aver­ Rel­
age ative age
age ative
age ative age ative age ative age ative age ative age
price. price price. price price. price price. price price. price price. price. price price. price. price
$0,495
.459
.460
.463
.466
.472
.480
.485
.510
.515
.534
.545
.551
.512
.530
.506
.510
.510
.529
.539
.528
.534
.522
.489
.479
.463

196 $0,506
.465
182
183
.460
184
.458
185
.469
.469
187
190
.491
192
.499
202
.515
204
.536
212
.567
216
.567
219
.575

164 $0.336
150
.334
149
.335
148
.335
152
.329
152
.331
159
.329
161
.328
167
.332
.342
173
184
.344
184
.344
.349
186

213 $0.369
.334
211
212
.333
.334
212
208
.364
209
.369
208
.383
208
.403
.386
210
.395
216
.374
218
218
.377
.373
221

167 $0,421
151
.349
151
.380
151
0)
165
C
1)
.411
167
173
.428
182
.433
175
.438
179
.437
169
.449
171
.446
169
.434

170 $0,313 10.705
.791
141
.302
.748
.308
153
.308
.546
.529
.307
.524
166* .310
173
.309
.561
175
.639
.306
.322
.671
177
.320
176
.743
.320
838
181
180
.320
.902
175
.968
.323

167
$0.561
187 *0.5 4 i” .544
.590
.560
177
129 ........... .558
125
.507
.510
124
133
.516
151
.522
.532
159
.558
176
.608
198
.638
213
.551
.681
229
.564

148
144
148
147
134
135
136
138
140
147
160
168
180

203
210
201
202
202
210
214
210
212
207
194
190
184

185
188
179
182
183
184
189
193
196
194
184
177
172

238
211
204
222
230
253
259
271
268
247
235
236
220

180
182
182
188
187
189
185
189
184
169
169
167
170

180
175
166
173
176
183
186
181
186
189
183
183
182

187
.588
213
.499
147
142
143
158
160
181
185
193
220 **.625*
241
.647
257
.651

.668
.711
.567
.651
.723
.684
.630
.626
.644
.654
.683
.711
.729

176
188
150
172
191
180
166
165
170
173
180
188
192

.572
.581
.553
.562
.564
.567
.583
.595
.606
.598
.569
.548
.533

Com meal
(pound).

.376
.333
.323
.351
.364
.400
.410
.428
.424
.391
.371
.373
.348

Rice (pound).

.398
.402
.402
.416
.413
.417
.409
.418
.406
.374
.374
.370
.376

Potatoes
(pound).

.447
.433
.411
.430
.437
.454
.462
.450
.462
.468
.455
.455
.451

.324
.323
.322
.325
.323
.313
.310
.312
.309
.332
.333
.343
.351

Sugar, granui lated (pound).
1

.790
.902
.621
.602
.606
.668
.676
.764
.782
.817
.929
1.021
1.086

Coffee (pound).

Tea (pound).

Aver­
age
price.

Rela­
tiv e
price.

Aver­
age
price.

Rela­
tiv e
price.

Aver­
age
price.

Rela­
tive
price.

Aver­
age
price.

Rela­
tive
price.

Aver­
age
price.

Rela­
tiv e
price.

Aver­
age
price.

Rela­
tive
price.

$0.035
.035
.035
.035
.035
.036
.036
.035
.035
.035
.035
.035
.036

100
100
100
100
100
103
103
100
100
100
100
100
103

$0.093
.092
.092
.092
.092
.092
.092
.094
.092
.094
.094
.094
.094

100
99
99
99
99
99
99
101
99
101
101
101
01

$0.017
.017
.017
.016
.015
.018
.017
.022
.019
.017
.017
.017
.017

100
100
100
94
88
106
100
129
112
100
100
100
100

$0.054
.058
.054
.053
.051
.052
.051
.054
.056
.056
.054
.054
.053

100
107
100
98
94
96
94
100
104
104
100
100
98

$0.330
.330
.330
.330
.330
.330
.330
.330
.330
.330
.330
.330
.330

100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100

$0. 586
.586
.586
.586
.586
.586
.586
.586
.586
.586
.586
.586
.586

100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100

.036
.036
.036
.035
.035
.035
.035
.035
.036
.038
.038
.038
.038

103
103
103
100
100
100
100
100
103
109
109
109
109

.093
.094
.094
.092
.092
.092
.092
.092
.092
.094
.094
.094
.094

100
101
101
99
99
99
99
99
99
101
101
101
101

.019
.020
.021
.019
.020
.020
.022
.027
.019
.017
.013
.014
.013

112
118
124
112
118
118
129
159
112
100
76
82
76

.059
.052
.051
.049
.049
.049
.050
.053
.079
.080
.072
.060
.058

109
96
94
91
91
91
93
98
146
148
133
111
107

.328
.330
.330
.330
.330
.330
.330
.330
.330
.330
.327
.321
.321

99
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
99
97
97

.587
.586
.586
.586
.586
.586
.586
.586
.594
.594
.586
.586
.586

100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
101
101
100
100
100

2 See footnote on p. 94.

146684°— 21— B u ll. 270------- 7




98

RETAIL PRICES, 1913 TO DECEMBER., 1919.
T a b le

C .— A V E R A G E AND R E L A T IV E R E T A IL PRIC ES OF
B Y MONTHS AND
BO STON , M ASS.— Continued,
[Average prices for 1913=100.]

Cheese
(pound).
Year and month.

Bread (pound).
Milk, fresh
Flour, wheat
IScaling Baked weight.
(pound).
(quart).
i weight.

Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Rela­ Aver­
tive
age
tive
age
age
price. price. price. price. price.
1915: Av. for y o a r... $0,234
January................
.239
February.............
.233
March...................
.236
April.....................
.238
.236
M ay......................
.240
June.....................
.237
July......................
.234
A ugust.................
September...........
.230
October................
.229
Novem ber...........
.227
D ecember............
.230

104
106
103
104
105
104
106
105
104
102
101
100
102

$0,089
.089
.089
.089
.089
.089
.089
.089
.089
.089
.089
.090
.089

1916: Av. for y e a r ...
January................
February.............
March...................
April.....................
May.....................
June.....................
J u ly ......................
A ugust.................
Septem ber..........
October................
Novem ber...........
December.............

.252
.233
.234
.243
.248
.246
.246
.246
.252
.248
.265
.275
.290

103
104
108
110
109
109
109
112
110
117
122
128

112

.091
.089
.089
.089
.089
.089
.089
.089
.089
.089
.096
.096
.096

1917: Av. for y e a r ...
January................
February.............
March...................
A pril....................
M ay......................
June.....................
Ju ly......................
August.................
September...........
October................
N ovem ber...........
December............

.321
.290
.294
.321
.336
.333
.330
.323
.318
.324
.328
.326
.328

142
128
130
142
149
147
146
143
141
143
145
144
145

1918: Av. for y e a r.. .
January................
February.............
March...................
A pril....................
M ay......................
J u n e.....................
J u ly ......................
August.......... ......
September...........
October................
Novem ber...........
December............

.340
.332
.336
.335
.334
.331
.334
.330
.334
.338
.344
.359
.372

1919: Av. for y e a r...
January................
February.............
March........... .
April.....................
M ay.... .................
June.............. .......
J u l y ..............
August..............
September. . . . . . .
October................
November...........
December............

.419
.393
.411
.417
.428
.421
.416
.424
.427
.420
.422
.422
.428




100 $0,058

Com meal
(pound).

Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Rela­
age
tive
tive
tive
age
age
price. price. price. price. price. price.

110 $0,047
$0,065
107
.063
.046
.064
108
.050
115
.068
.049
115
.088
.052
.066
112
.051
.066
112
.047
112
.066
.047
.066 : 112
.047
115
.068
.045
.066
112
.043
107
.063
.043
108
.064
.043

127
124
135
132
141
138
127
127
127
122
116
116
116

$0.038
.039
.039
.039
.039
.038
.038
.038
.038
.038
.036
.037
.036

109
111
111
111
111
109
109
109
109
109
103
106
103

.049
.044
.046
.044
.043
.044
.043
.043
.049
.054
.055
.064
.059

132
119
124
119
116
119
116
116
132
146
149
173
159

.040
.037
.037
.037
.038
.040
.040
.040
.041
.041
.042
.043
.043

114
106
106
106
109
114
114
114
117
117
120
123
123

149
132
131
132
141
154
154
156
158
163
154
154
146

.075
.062
.061
.053
.075
.093
.088
.079
.083
.078
.075
.075
.075

203
168
165
143
203
251
238
214
224
211
203
203
203

.065
.044
.047
.048
.056
.065
.068
.068
.074
.075
.075
.076
.079

186
126
134
137
160
186
194
194
211
214
214
217
226

.090
.087
.085
.089
.089
.091
.091
.091
.091
.092
.091
.091
.091

153
147
144
151
151
154
154
154
154
156
154
154
154

.069
.074
.073
.070
.070
.068
.069
.069
.068
.069
.068
.067
.067

186
200
197
189
189
184
186
186
184
186
184
181
181

.075
.077
.079
.079
.080
.078
.073
.075
.073
.075
.074
.071
.069

220
226
226
229
223
209
214
209
214
211
203
197

.094
.091
.091
.092
.092
.095
.095
.095
.096
.097
.096
.097
.096

159
154
154
156
156
161
161
161
163
164
163
164
163

.077
.068
.067
.072
.076
.081
.079
.079
.079
.078
.078
.081
.084

208
184
181
195
205
219
214
214
214
211
211
219
227

.071
.068
.066
.067
.066
.068
.070
.070
.074
.075
.078
.073
.074

203
194
189
191
189
194
200
200
211
214
223
209
211

100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
101
100

.056
.057
.060
.060
.059
.059
.059
.059
.060
,059
.056
.057

102

100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
108
108
108

.060
.056
.057
.057
.056
.057
.057
.057
.057
.062
.064
.068
.068

.068
115
107
.063
108
.064
.064 . 108
107
.063
.064
108
.064
108
108
.064
108
.064
.070
119
122
.072
131
.077
131
.077

.119
.100
.105
.105
.110
.110
.110
.120
.130
.130
.130
.140
.140

134
112
118
118
124
124
124
135
146
146
146
157
157

.078
.069
.068
.069
.074
.081
.081
.082
.083
.085
.081
.081
.076

.088
.078
.077
.078
.083
.091
.091
.092
.093
.096
.091
.091
.086

150
147
149 .
148
148
146
148
146
148
150
152
159
165

.150
.145
.145
.145
.145
.145
.140
.145
.150
.150
.158
.165
.165

169
163
163
163
163
163
157
163
169
169
178
185
185

185
174
182
185
189
186
184
188
189
186
187 ;
187
189

.160
.165
.165
.165
.155
.155
.150
.150
.154
.160
.164
.170
.170

180
185
185 :
185
174
174
169
169
173
180
184
191 :
191

214

GENERAL TABLES.
SPECIFIE D FOOD
Y E A R S — Continued.

AR TIC LE S,

BY

CITIES,

99
1913 TO

1919,

BOSTON, M ASS.— Continued.
[Average prices for 1913=100.)

Rice
(pound).

Potatoes
(pound).

Sugar,
granulated
(pound).

Coffee
(pound).

Tea
(pound).

Onions,
pound.
Aver­
age
Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Rela­ price.
tive
age
tive
tive
age
age
age
tive
age
tive
price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price.
$0,008
.098
.098
.098
.097
.098
.098
.098
.098
.098
.097
.097
.097

105 $0,014
.014
105
105
.013
.012
105
.012
104
105
.012
.012
105
105
.013
105
.013
105
.013
.019
104
.018
104
.021
104

Beans, Prunes, Raisins
navy,
seeded,
pound. pound. pound.
Aver­
Aver­ Aver­
age
age
age
price.
price.
price.

82 $0.065
82
.058
.065
76
71
.066
71
.066
71
.067
71
.068
76
.068
76
.066
76
.063
.061
112
106
.065
124
.067

120 $0,334
107
.333
120
.333
122
.333
.344
122
124
.330
126
.330
126
.330
122
.333
117
.333
.330
113
120
.343
124
.330

101 $0.601
101
.600
101
.600
101
.600
104
.586
100
.600
100
.600
100
.600
101
.600
101
.600
101
.614
104
.600
100
.614

103
102
102
102
100
102
102
102
102
102
105
102
105

$0,036
.035
.035
.035
.039
.038
.041
.036
.032
.034
.036
.037
.038

$0,075
.074
.076
.076
.077
.074
.074
.074
.074
.075
.076
.078
.076

$0,138
.138
.138
.138
.141
.132
.132
.138
.138
.138
.138
.141
.143

$0,119
.119
.119
.119
.119
.119
.118
.118
.119
.118
.120
.120
.120

.098
.097
.097
.097
.097
.098
.098
.098
.097
.097
.097
.099
.088

105
104
104
104
104
105
105
105
104
104
104
106
105

.028
.028
.027
.027
.027
.026
.030
.024
.025
.025
.029
.035
.035

165
165
159
159
159
153
176
141
147
147
171
206
206

.079
.067
.069
.076
.078
.083
.083
.085
.083
.074
.079
.086
.081

146
124
128
141
144
154
154
157
154
137
146
159
150

.333
.327
.327
.327
.327
.329
.329
.329
.340
.340
.346
. 334
.345

101
99
99
99
99
100
100
100
103
103
105
101
105

.606
.617
.617
.617
.617
.600
.586
.613
.600
.600
.600
.600
.600

103
105
105
105
105
102
100
105
102
102
102
102
102

.059
.045
.045
.045
.065
.065
.076
.071
.059
.056
.055
.058
.062

.105
.082
.082
.082
.086
.089
.094
.117
.119
.118
.115
.131
.139

.140
.139
.137
.138
.134
.133
.139
.140
.140
.142
.147
.144
.146

.125
.120
.120
.120
.120
.123
.120
.123
.123
.124
.127
.143
.140

.109
.098
.097
.098
.101
.110
.112
.111
.110
.112
.115
.118
.120

117
105
104
105
109
118
120
119
118
120
124
127
129

.045
.040
.053
.052
.061
.061
.069
.042
.033
.027
.034
.035
.035

265
.092
235
.078
312
.079
306 . .083
359
.092
359
.095
.089
406
247
.088
194
.097
159
.097
200
.098
206
.102
206
.101

170
144
146
154
170
176
165
163
180
180
181
189
187

.341
.334
.346
.334
.340
.340
.345
.345
.341
.340
.341
.344
.344

103
101
105
101
103
103
105
105
103
103
103
104
104

.629
.600
.600
.600
.624
.634
.643
.636
.632
.652
.646
.648
.637

107
102
102
102
106
108
110
109
108
111
110
111
109

.079
.076
.120
.121
.140
.086
.068
.057
.052
.057
.056
.058
.058

.177
.148
.152
.153
.171
.191
.192
.192
.188
.184
.184
.184
.189

.160
.143
.147
.144
.153
.164
.164
.167
.168
.167
.168
.168
.172

.146
.140
.142
.140
.147
.146
.147
.148
.146
.150
.150
.150
.151

.129
.120
.122
.123
.123
.125
.125
.127
.131
. 134
.134
.139
.140

139
129
131
132
132
134
134
137
141
144
144
149
151

.035
.037
.038
.025
.025
.025
.032
.051
.041
.038
.037
.034
.042

206
218
224
147
147
147
188
300
241
224
218
200
247

.098
.099
.098
.093
.092
.093
.092
.092
.092
.100
.107
.107
.108

181
183
181
172
170
172
170
170
170
185
198
198
200

.348
.346
.341
.341
.341
.342
.344
.342
.340
.366
.341
.348
.381

105
105
103
103
103
104
104
104
103
111
103
105
115

.644
.617
.631
.638
.639
.648
.643
.642
.640
.653
.661
.653
.664

110
105
108
109
109
111
110
110
109
111
113
111
113

.050
.057
.054
.043
.035
.056
.060
.067
.068
.051
.046
.034
.034

.178
.188
.186
.186
.186
.179
.178
.177
.176
.178
.173
.169
.156

.178
.167
.170
.170
.172
.172
.168
.170
.173
.181
.198
.193
.196

.152
.148
.150
.149
.151
.151
.152
.152
.150
.154
.154
.154
.158

.151
.140
.141
.136
.138
.138
.138
.143
.150
.160
.171
.175
.181

162
151
152
146
148
148
148
154
161
172
184
188
195

.036
.033
.029
.027
.030
.037
.031
.045
.053
.030
.032
.035
.039

212
194
171
159
176
218
182
265
312
212
188
206
229

.106
.107
.106
.104
.104
.105
.104
.104
.107
.108
.109
.109
.110

196
198
196
193
193
194
193
193
198
200
202
202
204

.479
.389
.411
.425
.451
.455
.469
.508
.525
.528
.530
.527
.533

145
118
125
129
137
138
142
154
159
160
161
160
162

.666
.660
.666
.686
.674
.662
.661
.663
.660
.662
.663
.666
.667

114
113
114
117
115
113
113
113
113
113
113
114
114

.079
.038
.039 .
.061
.069
.128
.142
.122
.074
.062
.061
.064
.092

.121
.154
.135
.llf c
.117
.118
.116
.115
.116
.116
.117
.115
.114

.262
.205
.205
.217
.235
.241
.258
.274
.304
.311
.318
.260
.288

.179
.159
.159
.158
.158
.160
.162
.163
.172
.184
.208
.229
.235




100

RETAIL PRICES, 1913 TO DECEMBER, 19*19.
T able

Year and m on th.

A V E R A G E AND R E L A T IV E R E T A IL PRIC ES OF
B Y MONTHS AND
BOSTON, M ASS.— Concluded.

Milk,
evap­
orated,
15-16ounce can.
Average
price.

Oleo­
marga­
rine,
pound.
Average
price.

N ut
marga­
rine,
pound.
Average
price.

Crisco,
pound.
Average
price.

Rolled
oats,
pound.
Average
price.

Corn
flakes,
8-ounce
package.
Average
pries.

Cream of
Wheat,
28-ounce
package.
Average
price.

1919— Concluded.
Average for year...........

$0,164

$0,412

$0,355

$0,359

$0,076

$0,137

$0,249

January.....................
February..................
March........................
A pril..........................
May...........................
Jun e..........................

.169
.171
.160
.154
.156
.158

.389
.390
.398
.401
.408
.413

.366
.356
.352
.346
.359
.352

.336
.333
.332
.334
.338
.347

.073
.073
.075
.073
.075
.074

.138
.138
.133
.137
.138
.136

.242
.243
.247
.248
.248
.248

J u ly ...........................
A ugust......................
Septem ber................
October.....................
Novem ber................
December.................

.162
.165
.166
.167
.170
.171

.422
.425
.424
.425
.424
.428

.354
.355
.356
.358
.350
.358

.385
.412
.400
.361
.367
.360

.075
.078
.081
.081
.079
.080

.136
.135
.133
.140
.140
.139

.247
.248
.248
.247
.247
.274

BO STON, M ASS.
T a b l e D . — A V E R A G E AND R E L A T IV E F A M IL Y E X P E N D IT U R E S FO R 22

AND
[Average expenditure for the year 1913= 100.]
1914

1913

1915

Month.
Average.
Average for year.........

January....................
February.................
March.......................
A pril........................
M ay..........................
June........................
July..........................
A ugust.....................
September...............
October....................
November..............
December................




$388.16

2 377.91

2 375.73
2 378.22
2 382.41
2 379.81
2 382.15
2 392.94
2 395.33
2 399.67
2 401.69
2 400.91
2 394.83

R elative.
100

97
97
97
99
98
98
101
102
103
103
103
102

Average.
$394.94

2 391.04
2 389.40
2 375.40
2 374.46
2 374.76
2 378.66
2 395.77
2 411.01
2 416.08
2 402.32
2 416.90
2 405.84

]See footnote on p. 10.

Relative.
102

101
100
97
96
97
98
102
106
107
104
107
105

Average.
$391.23

2 394.58
2 385.48
2 376.36
2 381.04
2 380.64
2 379.98
2 386.11
2 389.82
2 395.69
2 410.37
2 413.29
2 405.34

Relative.
101

102
99
97
98
98
98
99
100
102
106
106
104

101

GENERAL TABLES.

SPECIFIED FOOD ARTICLES, BY CITIES, 19X3 TO 1919,
YEARS—Continued.
BOSTON, MASS.— Concluded.

Macaroni,
pound.
Average
price.

Cabbage,
pound.
Average
price.

Beans,
baked,
N o. 2 can.
Average
price.

Com,
canned,
No. 2 can.
Average
price.

Peas,
canned,
No. 2 can.
Average
price.

Tomatoes,
canned,
No. 2 can.
Average
price.

$0.219
.224
.224
.227
.221
.214
.217

$0,063
.041
.043
.062
.117
.107
.069

$0.184
.201
.202
.190
.186
.183
.185

$0,214
.212
.212
.219
.214
.221
.213

$0,211
.211
.213
.221
.217
.216
.213

$0.177
.203
.202
.204
.173
.173
.167

$0. m
.338
.413
.463
.430
.458
.463

$0.576
.526
.458
.571
.559
.591
.629

.215
.216
.216
.216
.219
.223

.072
.052
.041
.038
.045
.067

.181
.180
.179
.176
.175
.171

.218
.217
.214
.213
.210
.205

.213
.212
.209
.206
.201
.204

.181
.168
.168
.170
.158
.153

.467
.478
.459
.446
.469
.450

.605
.612
.564
.621
.617
.559

Oranges,
dozen.
Average
price.

Bananas,
dozen.
Average
price.

BO STON, M ASS.
FOOD A R TIC LE S 1 COM BINED, B Y CITIES, 1913 TO 1919, B Y M ONTHS
Y E A R S.
[Average expenditure for the year 1913= 100.]
1916
Average.

1917
Relative.

$432.93

2 402.59
2 401.11
2 405.27
2 409.10
2 414.15
2 428.14
2 424.04
2 439.04
2 449.81
2 462.34
2 476. 88
2 480.00

Average.

112

$552. 64

104
103
104
105
107
110
109
113
116
119
123
124

2 480.65
2 509.16
2 493.93
2 544.42
2 560.77
2 566.01
2 551.44
2 563.10
2 584.92
2 589.59
2 588.52
2 594.03

1919

1918
Relative.
142

124
131
127
140
144
146
142
145
151
152
152
153

Average.
$636.38

2 601.61
2 601.51
2 545.21
2 550.78
2 588.33
2 621.45
2 649.50
2 658.40
2 675.48
2 691.01
2 692.27
2 709.74

Relative.
164

155
155
147
148
152
160
167
170
174
178
178
183

Average.
$701.66

2 692. 87
2 643.46
2 662.25
2 680.46
2 703.09
2 681.53
2 710. 76
2 730. 78
2 718.93
2 723.12
2 735.84
2 733.87

R e la tiv e .
181

179
166
171
175
181
176
183
188
185
186
190
189

2 Cost of year’s supply at prices charged in specified month. The expenditures for March and April,
1918, do not include any amount spent for hens, as by order of the U. S Food Administration no nens
were sold in these months.




102

RETAIL PRICES, 1913 TO DECEMBER, 1919.
T a b le

Year and month.

C. — A V E R A G E AND R E L A T IV E 3 R E T A IL PR IC E S OF
B Y M ONTHS AND
BRIDGEPORT, CONN.

Sirloin
steak,
pound.
Average
price.

Rib
roast,
pound.
Average
price.

Round
steak,
pound.
Average
price.

Chuck
roast,
pound.
Average
price.

Plate
beef,
pound.
Average
price.

Pork
chops,
pound.
Average
price.

Bacon,
sliced,
pound.
Average
price.

i
|
March........................
M ay..........................
June..........................

$0,333
.330
.332

$0.304
.301
.293

$0,249
.244
.247

$0.198
.192
.196

$0.118
.118
.116

SO.256
.241
.228

$0.335
.335
.342

February..................
March........................
A pril.........................
M ay...........................
J un e..........................
J u ly . ........................
A ugust......................
September................
October.....................
Novem ber................
December.................

.383
.329
.339
.341
.364
.379
.381
.388
.416
.430
.428
.396
.404

.357
.304
.314
.319
.349
.349
.352
.368
.385
.398
.395
.378
.372

.298
.263
.267
.273
.279
.288
.293
.305
.318
.333
.333
.312
.310

.245
.204
.210
.217
.233
.248
.250
.248
.268
.275
.272
.257
.261

.155
.123
.127
.130
.140
.150
.157
.168
.175
.180
.172
.165
.167

.323
.247
.266
.284
.306
.310
.310
.319
.340
.400
.391
.352
.345

.446
.337
.353
.373
.417
.460
.469
.486
.449
.489
.509
.513
.514

1918: Av. for year........
January.....................
February..................
March........................
A pril........................
May .......................
June...........................
J u ly ...........................
A ugust......................
September..............
October.....................
Novem ber................
December.................

.485
.410
.418
.402
.437
.473
.545
.529
.529
.535
.524
.515
.508

.462
.381
.384
.368
.410
.439
.519
.506
.513
.521
.510
.500
.492

.368
.313
.316
.302
.335
.363
.412
.402
.404
.404
.392
.390
.380

.317
.275
.274
.263
.292
.304
.361
.346
.347
.352
329
.335
.322

.205
.170
.170
.175
.190
.206
.226
.224
.224
.239
.216
.213
.210

.399
.338
.338
.329
.351
.371
.393
.411
.431
• 464
.467
.469
.421

.553
.506
.508
.506
.512
.517
.529
.537
.565
.589
.608
.623
.635

1919: Av. for year........
J anuary.................
February..................
March......................
A w il..........................
M ay...........................
June..........................
J u ly ...........................
A ugust......................
September................
October.....................
N ovem ber................
December.. ..

.510
.521
.514
.512
.520
.521
.486
.519
.516
.503
.503
.511
.499

.485
.505
. 486
.492
.500
.498
.462
.489
.491
.478
.478
.469
.471

.379
.386
.386
.395
.398
.396
.361
.384
.375
.364
.365
.373
.370

.311
.330
.325
.331
.331
.327
.299
.317
.315
.287
.285
.292
.291

.189
.214
.222
.219
.210
.205
.186
.197
.193
.156
. 155
.159
.147

.427
.409
.371
.378
.422
.438
.406
.464
. 454
.472
.477
.450
.385

.580
.625
.589
.581
.576
.582
.582
.592
.599
.583
.552
.548
.550

1917* Av. for year..........

i No hens sold in March and April, 1918, by order of the U . S . Food Administration.




GENERAL, TABLES.

103

SPECIFIED FOOD ARTICLES, BY CITIES, 1913 TO 1919,
YE AR S—Continued.
BRIDGEPORT, CONN.
Eggs, dozen.
Ham,
sliced,
pound.
Average
price.

Lard,

pound.

Average
priee.

Lamb,
pound.
Average
price.

Hens,
pound.
Average
price.

$0

so

10.360
.380
.375

$0,191
.208
.206

.458
.370
.396
.406
.446
.471
.475
.471
.478
.490
.503
.496
.492

.272
.213
.216
.230
.261
.277
.274
.267
.269
.295
.301
.324
.340

.547
.498
.501
‘ .501
.501
.511
.527
.527
.565
.592
.609
.613
.621

.330
.328
.330
.331
.327
.324
.318
.317
.326
.332
.339
.342
.342

.356
.302
.320
.312
.353
.358
.388
. 412;
.383
.389
.346
.364
.344

.614
.629
.596
.595
.609
.612
.612
.645
.646
.632
.603
.598
.595

.364
.322
.306
.333
.356
.390
.404
.426
.414
.367
.358
.356

.381
.385
.374
.400
.405
.401
.396
.397
.387
.361
.362
.354
.351

Salmon,
canned,
pound.
Average
price.

$0,241
.241
.233
.314
.253
.255
.275
.300
.311
.317
.339
.347
.319
.350
.341

.412
.349
.368 ,
X1)
C
1)
.405
.422
.424 .
.432
.431.
.426
.435
.425

.358
.353
.362
.366
.368
.355
.347
.355
-357
.358
.354
.349
.366

.438
.428
.411
.426
.435
.449
.456
.438
.445
.452
.440
.435 ,
.438

.367
.372
.371
.377
.376
.352
.349
.348
.343
.373
.378
.379
.390

Strictly
fresh.
Average
price.

$0

Storage.
Average
price.

SO 395
.
.409
.4 1 3

.468

.467
.455

Butter,
pound.
Average
price.

SO.394
.408
.419
.466
.418
.424
.430
.479
- 457
-459
.452
.461
. 497
.51)4
.504
.506
.516

.520
.536
.530
.4 8 4

.554
.596
.619
.505

.501
.506
.512
.517
.553
.604
.614
.671
.655
.697

.570
.638
.709
.679
.618
.6 1 2

.602
.622
.663

.624
.637
.663
.697
.7 1 5

3 No reladve figures are show n for Bridgeport, as prices were n o t secured from this city un til 1916.




104

RETAIL PRICES, 1913 TO DECEMBER, 191!).
T able

C.— A V E R A G E AND R E L A T IV E 3 R E T A IL PRICES OF
B Y MONTHS AN D
BRIDGEPORT, CONN.— Continued.
Bread, pound.

Year and month.

Cheese,
pound.
Average
price.

1916: Av. for y e a r .........
J anu ary......... ..........
February..................
March........................
April..........................
May...........................
June..........................
July...........................
A ugust......................
Spipt.pmbfir_______
October..................... .
N ovem ber................
December.................

Milk,
fresh,
quart.
Average
price.

Scaling
weight.
Average
price.

Baked
weight.
Average
price.

Flour,
wheat,
pound.
Average
price.

Corn
meal,
pound.
Average
price.

Rice,
pound.
Average
price.

i
t

............................
i
i

$0.255
.273
.284

$0,095
.095
.100

$0,066
.073
.073

$0.074
.082
.082

$0.053
.059
.055

$0.049
.052
.054

$0,095
.095
.094

1917: Av. for y e a r .........
January.....................
February..................
March........................
April..........................
May...........................
June..........................
July...........................
August......................
Septem ber................
October.....................
N ovem ber................
December.................

.329
.290
.298
.318
.325
.339
.341
.334
.334
.337
.341
.343
.344

.120
.100
.110
.110
.110
.110
.110
.115
.125
.125
.140
.140
.140

.085
.073
.073
.073
.073
.092
.092
.088
.093
.094
.093
.093
.082

.096
.082
.082
.082
.082
.104
.104
.099
.105
.106
.105
.105
.092

.072
.057
.056
.058
.072
.090
.080
.074
.078
.076
.075
.073
.072

.069
.058
.058
.057
.059
.062
.066
.068
.067
.072
.085
.087
.083

.109
.095
.095
.095
.098
.105
.111
.112
.121
.115
.119
.122
.124

1918: Av. for y e a r .........
January.....................
February..................
March........................
April.......................
May...........................
June .......................
July...........................
................
August
September ............
' O c to b e r...................
N ovem ber................
December.................

.352
.345
.347
.344
.340
.338
.338
.338
.344
.350
.359
.381
.404

.145
. 150
.145
. 140
. 140
. 130
. 130
.130
. 140
. 140
. 155
. 170
.170

.099
.092
.092
.099
.100
.100
. 100
.100
. 100
. 100
. 100
. 100
.100

.070
.071
.070
.070
.070
.070
.070
.069
.069
.070
.069
.069
.068

.083
.084
.085
.082
.086
.083
.081
.083
.082
. 083
.083
.082
.081

.133
.123
.126
.125
.128
. 127
. 128
.133
.138
.138
.144
. 143
.JL43

1919: Av. for year..........
January.....................
February..................
March........................
April..........................
May...................... .
June..........................
July...........................
A u g u s t............ , . . . .
Septem ber................
O cto b er...................
N ovem ber................
December.................

.428
.425
.425
.426
.428
.434
.424
.427
.427
.426
.426
.432
.432

.161
. 160
.160
.160
.150
.150
.150
.160
.160
.160
.160
. 180
.185 .................

.103
. 100
. 100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.104
.107
.107
. 107
. 104
.104

.072
.066
.063
.066
.071
.075
.075
.075
.075
.073
.073
.074
.080

.079
.074
.075
.071
.068
.083
.083
.081
.080
.077
.079
.088
.085

.152
.143
.140
.139
.140
.138
.140
.150
.161
.165
.169
.170
.174

1

3 No relative figures are shown for Bridgeport, as prices were not secured from this city until 1916.




105

GENERAL TABLES.

SPECIFIED FOOD ARTICLES, BY CITIES, 1913 TO 1919,
YEARS—Continued.
BRIDGEPORT, CONN.— Continued.

Potatoes,
pound.
Average
price.

Sugar,
granulated,
pound.
Average
price.

Coffee,
pound.
Average
price.

Tea,
pound.
Average
price.

Onions,
pound.
Average
price.

Beans,
navy,
pound.
Average
price.

Prunes,
pound.
Average
price.

Raisins,
seeded,
pound.
Average
price.

....................... 1

$ 0.0 28
.0 3 4
.0 3 3

$ 0 .0 8 2
.0 8 4
.0 8 4

$ 0 .3 0 8
.3 0 8
.3 0 1

$ 0.5 05
.5 0 5
.5 0 6

$ 0 .0 6 6
.0 6 8
.0 6 8

SO. 112
.1 3 5
.14 1

$ 0 .1 36
.1 3 9
.1 3 7

$0. i4 0
.1 4 3
.1 4 0

.0 4 6
.0 4 1
.0 5 3
.0 5 3
.0 6 0
.0 6 7
.0 7 6
.04 1
.0 3 2
.0 2 9
.0 3 4
.0 3 6
.0 3 5

.0 9 5
.0 8 2
.0 8 4
.0 9 6
.0 9 6
.1 0 0
.0 9 4
.0 8 9
.0 9 6
.0 9 8
.10 1
.1 0 0

.5 7 8
.5 0 5
.511
.5 3 6
.5 4 9
.5 8 2
.5 8 8
.6 0 7
.6 0 4
.6 0 8
.6 2 3
.6 2 9
.6 0 0

.0 7 4
.0 7 7
.1 0 6
.1 0 8
.1 1 0
.0 7 5
.0 6 3
.0 5 4
.05 3
.0 5 9
.0 6 0
.0 6 0
.0 5 9

.1 7 7
.1 4 2
.1 4 7
.1 5 6
.1 6 6
.1 8 8
.1 9 4
.19 3
.19 3
.1 8 6
.1 8 5
.1 8 8
.1 8 8

.1 5 7
139
.14 1
.1 4 4
.1 4 6
.1 6 0
.16 1
.161
.16 4
.1 6 5
.1 6 5
.1 6 7
.1 6 5

.1 4 9
.1 4 4
.1 4 4
.1 4 4
.1 4 4
.1 4 8
.1 4 9
.1 5 0
.1 4 9
.1 4 9
.1 5 7
.1 5 6

.101

.3 1 6
.3 0 8
.3 0 8
.3 0 8
.3 0 8
.3 2 3
.32 1
.3 1 9
.3 1 9
.3 1 6
.3 1 9
.3 1 9
.3 1 9

.035

.099

.320

.647

.053

.178

.177

.158

.0 3 7
.04 1
.0 2 9
.0 2 5
.0 2 5
.0 3 4
.0 4 6
.0 4 0
.0 3 8
.0 3 8
.0 3 6
.0 3 4

.1 0 0
.1 0 0
.0 9 7
.0 9 5
.0 9 5
.0 9 4
.0 9 4
.0 9 4
.0 9 7
.1 0 7
.1 0 9
.1 0 7

.3 1 6
.3 2 6
.3 1 9
.3 2 0
.3 1 5
.3 1 5
.3 1 7
.3 1 6
.3 1 7
.3 1 9
.3 2 4
. 336

.6 2 3
.6 3 4
.6 1 8
.6 2 9
.6 4 4
.6 3 8
.6 5 9
.6 5 3
.6 4 0
.6 8 0
.6 5 9
.6 8 4

.0 5 6
.0 5 8
.0 4 6
.0 3 7
.0 5 3
.0 5 9
.0 6 0
.0 7 2
.0 6 0
.0 5 0
.0 4 0
.0 4 3

.1 8 9
.1 9 0
. 185
.1 7 9
.1 7 6
.1 7 5
.1 7 7
.1 7 0
.1 7 5
.17 3
.1 7 2
.1 6 6

.1 6 7
.171
.16 9
.1 7 0
.17 4
.17 7
.1 7 7
.1 7 5
.1 8 3
.1 8 9
.191
.1 8 5

.1 5 7
.1 5 8
.1 5 8
.1 5 8
.1 5 2
.1 5 0
.1 5 4
.1 5 5
.1 6 0
.16 1
.1 6 3
.1 6 5

.037

.107

.078

.128

.264

.188

.1 0 6
.1 0 5
.1 0 4
.1 0 2
.1 0 2

. m
.3 5 4
.3 5 9
.3 6 2
.3 8 5
.3 9 3
.4 1 8
.4 4 4
.4 5 3
.4 6 7
.4 6 7
.4 7 6
.4 7 2

.640

.0 3 4
.0 3 3
.0 2 9
.0 3 2
.0 3 7
.0 3 6
.0 4 9
.0 4 6
.0 3 9
.0 3 4
.0 3 5
.0 3 9

.6 6 7
.6 7 1
.6 5 6
.63 3
.6 4 4
.6 4 2
.6 5 2
.6 3 1
.6 3 3
.6 3 0
.6 0 8
.6 1 4 1

.0 4 3
.0 4 4
.0 5 2
.0 6 7
.12 3
.1 2 6

.16 4
.15 5
.13 7
.12 4
.1 2 2
.1 2 0
.1 2 0
.1 1 9
.1 1 8
.1 1 8
.1 1 5

.2 0 9
.21 5
.2 2 8
.2 4 5
.25 3
.2 7 3
.2 8 3
.2 9 2
.2 8 2
.2 9 9
.2 9 2
.2 9 2

.1 6 8

,

.101
.1 0 7
.1 0 9
.1 1 0
.1 1 0
.1 1 0
.11 3




.111
.0 9 0
.07 1
.0 6 2
.0 6 3
.0 8 6

.m

.157

.165
.165
.164
.162
.1 7 0
.1 7 9

.194
.2 0 6
.2 1 8
.2 3 0
.2 3 8

106

RETAIL PRICES, 1913 TO DECEMBER, 1919*.
T able

C .— A Y E RAGE AND R E L A T IV E 3 R E T A IL PRIC ES OF

B Y M ONTHS AND
BRIDGEPORT, CONN.— Concluded.

Year and m onth.

Milk,
Oleo­
evap­
marga­
orated.
rine,
15-16pound.
ounco can. Average
Average
price.
price.

N ut
marga­
rine,
pound.
Average
price.

Crisco,
pound.
Average
price.

$0,353
.361
.359
.362
.358
.343
.345
.348
.350
.352
.354
.354
.354

$0.359
.334
.330
.335
.332
.337
.351
.398
.407
.391
.365
.363
.363

Com
flakes,
8-ounee
package.
Average
price.

Rolled
oats,
pound.
Average
price.

Cream of
Wheat,
28-oUnee
package.
Average
price.

1919—Concluded.
Average for y e a r .........
January.....................
February..................
M arch......................
April..........................
M ay...........................
Jun e..........................
J u ly ...........................
A ugust......................
September................
October.....................
N ovember.................
December..................

$0.182
.164
.166
.159
. 154
. 155
.157
.160
.162
.163
.168
.166
.170

$0. 402
.392
.382
.373
.382
.394
.404
.409
.411
.416
.418
.413
.433

$0.090
.081
.081
.081
.081
.092
.089
.093
.093
.092
.098
.097 i
.lo o ;

$0,137
.138
.137
.139
.139
.138
.137
.138
.137
.136
.135
.135
.137

$0.243
.240
.240
.241
.241
.241
.242
.243
.241
.239
.239
.238
. 268*

D .—A V E R A G E AND R E L A T IV E 3 FAM ILY E X P E N D IT U R E S FO R 2 2
FOOD AR TICLES 1 COMBINED, B Y CITIES, 1913 TO 1919, B Y MONTHS
AND Y E A R S.
BRIDGEPORT, CONN.

T a b le

Month.
Average for y ear...............................................
January............................................................
February.... .....................................................
March................................................................
A p ril.................................................................
M av..................................................................
June ..............................................................
J u ly ..................................................................
A ugust.............................................................
Septem ber.......................................................
October....... ....................................................
N ovem ber........................................................
December............................... - .......................

1916

1917

1918

2 $436.35
2 455. 47
2 451. 58

$541.67
466. 29
2 483. 45
2 482. 28
2 516. 09
2 546.21
2 552. 56
2 524. 98
2 542.40
2 567. 80
2 585. 98
2 579. 48
* 577.47

$618.12
3 591. 22
2 594. 25
2 531.22
2 533. 31
2 568. 93
2 604.12
2 619.45
2 631. 91
2 £49.38
* 664. 83
2 683. 91
2 686.38

2

1919
$667.69
2 676.39
2 629. 04
2 633. 56
2 647. 65
2 680. 95
2 643.66
2 682. 50
2 685. 07
2 672. 70
2 675. 71
2 695.16
2 708.17

1 See footnote on p. 10.
3 d o st of year’s supply at prices charged in specified month. The expenditures for March and April,
1918, do not include any amount spent for hens, as by order of the U .S . Food Administration no hens
were sold in these months.
5 N o relative figures are shown for Bridgeport, as prices were not secured for this city until 1916.




107

GENERAL TABLES.

SPECIFIE D FOOD AR TIC LE S,
Y E A R S — Continued.

BY

CITIES.

1913 TO

1919,

BRIDG EPO RT, CONN.— Concluded.
f
Macaroni,
pound.
Average
price.

Cabbage,
pound.
Average
price.

$0.227
.231

$0,663
. 044
.043
.061
.123
.102
.084
.071
.040
.040
.043
.044
.062

.2 3 2

.232
.232
.224
.224
.224
.224
.223
.227
.216
.235 '




Beans,
baked,
No. 2 can.
Average
price.

Corn,
canned,
No. 2 can.
Average
price.

Peas,
canned,
N o. 2 can.
Average
price’

Tomatoes,
eanned,
No. 2 can.
Average
price.

$0,169

$0.216

$0,208
.210
.212
.210
.207
.200
.207
.208
.206
.208
.205
.200
.209

$0.172
.191
.189
.181
.186
.160
.158
.169
.161
.163
.163
.162
.176

.187
.173
.175
.168
.167
.165
. 169
.164
.166
.165
.162
.164

.213
.215
.217
.210
.215
.216
.218
.221
.218
.219
.213
.212

Bananas,
dozen.
Average
price.

$0,381
.363
.356
.367
.389
.377
.379
.391
.390
.372
.387
.406
.400

Oranges,
dozen.
Average
price.

$0,562

.480
.484
.537
.573
.566
.575
.569
.589
.604
.610
.612
.544

108

RETAIL PRICES, 1913 TO DECEMBER, 1919.
T a b le

C__ AVERAGE AND RELATIVE RETAIL PRICES O F
BY MONTHS AND
BUFFALO, N. Y.
[Average prices for 1913=100.]

Sirloin steak Round steak
(pound).
(pound).

Rib roast
(pound).

Chuck roast
(pound).

Plate beef
(pound).

Pork chops
(pound).

Year and month.
Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ R el­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­
age ative age ative age ative age ative age ative age a tive
price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price.
1913: Av. for year .. $0.223
January............... .203
.203
February............
March.................. .220
.223
A pril...................
M ay..................... .223
June....................
.228
July..................... .240
A ugust................ .238
September.......... .233
October............... .223
November........... .222
December...........
.216

100 $0.194
.183
.183
.190
.193
.193
.198
.208
.205
.198
.193
.194
.188

100 $0.170

91
91
99
100
100
102
108
107
104
100
100
97

94
94
98
99
99
102
107
106
102
99
100
97

.170
.170
.173
.175
.175
.175
.170
.170
.170
.165
.164
.164

100 $0,153
100
100
102
103
103
103
100
100
100
97
96
96

.147
.147
.153
.155
.153
.155
.158
.155
.155
.150
.152
.150

96
96
100
101
100
101
103
101
101
98
99
98

.107
.107
.115
.118
.118
.118
.118
.115
.115
.115
.117
.118

1914: Av. fo r year ..
January..............
February............
March..................
A pril...................
May.....................
June....................
July.....................
A ugust................
September..........
October...............
November...........
December...........

.228
.215
.215
.216
.216
.228
.232
.236
.252
.242
.234
.230
.224

102

.205
.192
.192
.194
.194
.198
.212
.214
.226
.218
.210
.206
.200

106
99
99
100
100
102
109
110
116
112
108
106
103

.175
.168
.168
.168
.168
.172
.178
.178
.184
.180
.178
.178
.174

103
99
99
99
99
101
105
105
108
106
105
105
102

.158
.155
.155
.154
.154
.156
.162
.162
.166
.166
.158
.158
.154

103
101
101
101
101
102
106
106
109
109
103
103
101 ;

1915: Av. for year ..
January..............
February............
March..................
A pril...................
M ay.....................
June....................
July.....................
A ugust................
September..........
October...............
November...........
December...........

.228
.222
.216
.216
.212
.230
.236
.240
.242
.238
.232
.227
.222

102

.200

103
102
98
98
97
104
107
109
110
108
105
102
99

.173
.175
.170
.170
.166
.172
.176
.178
.180
.182
.172
.170
.165

102
103
100
100
98
101
104
105
106
107
101
100
97

.156
.155
.156
.156
.150
.156
.158
.162
.162
.164
.152
.150
.149

1916: Av. for year ..
January..............
February............
March..................
A pril...................
May.....................
June....................
J u ly.....................
A ugust................
Septem ber..........
October...............
November...........
D ecember...........

.247
.220
.224
.224
.236
.242
.263
.271
.273
.268
.252
.240
.245

111
99
100
100
106
109
118
122
122
120
113
108
110

.190
.194
.194
.204
.213
.236
.246
.246
.242
.227
.220
.225

.211

109
98
100
100
105
110
122
127
127
125
117
113
116

.185
.168
.170
.178
.182
.188
.197
.200
.196
.192
.187
.182
.184

109
99
100
105
107
111
116
118
115
113
110
107
108

1917: Av. for y e a r ..
January..............
February............
March..................
A pril...................
M ay.....................
June.....................
J u ly .....................
A ugust................
September..........
October...............
November...........
December...........

.299
.253
.263
.265
.290
.305
.317
.321
.320
.318
.315
.311
.310

134
113
118
119
130
137
142
144
144
143
141
139
139

.276
.227
.235
.238
.268
.282
.298
.298
.300
.298
.293
.289
.290

142
117
121
123
138
145
154
154
155
154
151
149
149

.232
.193
.200
.200
.225
.242
.250
.246
.248
.251
.247
.243
.243

136
114
118
118
132
142
147
145
146
148
145
143
143




96
96
97
97
102
104
106
113
109
105
103
100

100
97
97
95
103
106
108
109
107
104
102
100

.197
.190
.190
.188
.202
.208
.212
.214
.210
.203
.198
.193

100 $0.115

100 $0.203

100

93
93
100
103
103
103
103
100
100
100
102
103

.180
.193
.193
.208
.198
.203
.223
.220
.230
.210
.198
.176

89
95
95
102
98
100
110
108
113
103
98
87

.124
.118
.118
.118
.118
.125
.123
.128
.132
.130
.128
.128
.124

108
103
103
103
103
109
107
111
115
113
111
111
108

.195
.205
.198
.210
.222
.202
.226
.248
.240
.218
.210
.172

.212

104
96
101
98
103
109
100
111
122
118
107
103
85

102
101
102
102
98
102
103
106
106
107
99
98
97

.119
.120
.124
.120
.112
.122
.124
.120
.120
.120
.117
.115
.115

103
104
108
104
97
106
108
104
104
104
102
100
100

.201
.167
.164
.162
.208
.220
.200
.218
.224
.238
.238
.196
.174

99
82
81
80
102
108
99
107
110
117
117
97
86

.164
.152
.152
.156
.158
.165
.176
.177
.170
.168
.167
.162
.164

107
99
99
102
103
108
115
116
111
110
109
106
107

.125
.116
.114
.118
.120
.123
.131
.130
.127
.127
.128
.131
.133

109
101
99
103
104
107
114
113
110
110
111
114
116

.236
.168
.192
.212
.234
.238
.236
.254
.278
.298
.255
.226
.236

116
83
95
104
115
117
116
125
137
147
126
111
116

.208
.170
.178
.180
.203
.214
.228
.226
.215
.218
.220
.220
.219

136
111
116
118
133
140
149
148
141
142
144
144
143

.163
.135
.148
.150
.163
.163
.173
.172
.165
.173
.172
.166
.171 1

142
117
129
130
142
142
150
150
143
150
150
144
149

.333
.200
.288
.303
.330
.319
.322
.343
.392
.415
.388
.349
.349

164
99
142
149
163
157
159
169
193
204
191
172
172

109

GENERAL TABLES.

SPECIFIED FOOD ARTICLES BY CITIES, 1913 TO 1919,
YEARS—Continued.
BUFFALO, N. Y.




[Average prices for 1913= 100.]

Eggs (dozen).
Hens
(pound).

mon,
canned
pound.

Strictly
fresh.

Stor­
age.

Butter
(pound).

Aver­ Aver­ R el­ Aver­ Aver­ Rel­
age ative
age
age ative age
price. price. price price. price. price

100

100

$0,329
.377
.310
.247
.252
•2|54
.258
.283
.298
.338
.366
.485
.476

115 $0,233*
94
.222
75
77
77
78
86
91
103
111
147
.306
.314
145

$0,371
.402
.412
.406
.402
.341
.329
.330
.329
.358
•371
.381
•391

108
111
109
108
92
89
89
89
97
100
103
105

.345
.435
.356
.327
.257
.260
.269
.253
.287
.356
.383
.450
.510

105
132 "'*340*
108
.305
99
78
79
82
77
87
108
116
137
.287
.280
155

.349
•398
• 339
.341
.314
.310
.320
.320
.348
.367
.358
.390
.382

94
107
91
92
85
84
86
86
94
99
97
105
103

$0,172
.173
.171
.171
.171
.171
.171
.171
.171
.171
.174
.173
.173

.347
.456
.350
.254
.259
.259
.259
.276
.310
.330
.422
.495
.490

105
139 ".*289*
106
.265
___
77
79
79
79
84
94
100
128
150
.307
.304
149

.344
.379
.375
.344
.354
.335
.325
.323
.313
.315
.337
.346
.378

93
102
101
93
95
90
88
87
84
85
91
93
102

.176
.175
.175
.175
.175
.175
.174
.176
.175
.175
.176
.180
.182

.393
.440
.325
.290
.278
.292
.290
.332
.376
.430
.490
.600
.567

119 -•it--134
.291
99
.237
88
85
89
88
101
114
131
149
.358
182
172
.380

.382
.376
.369
.397
.410
.351
.345
.388
.351
.381
.401
.428
.439

103
101
99
107
111
95
93
91
95
103
108
115
118

.323
.185
.187
.192
.207
.241
.243
.255
.257
.265
.275
.280
.283

.499
.588
.550
.380
.395
.409
.415
.426
.487
.536
.551
.595
.650

152
179
167
116
120
124
126
129
148
163
167
181
198

.474
.443
.457
.450
.494
.446
.452
.439
.463
.493
.510
.506
.536

128
119
123
121
133
120
122
118
125
133
137
136
144

.417
.467

.428
.426

110

RETAIL PRICES, 1913 TO DECEMBER, 1919.

C.—AVERAGE AND RELATIVE RETAIL PRICES OF
BY MONTHS AND
BUFFALO, N. Y.—Continued.

T a b le

[Average prices for 1913*=100.]

Sirloin steak Round steak
(pound).
(pound).

Chuck roast
(pound).

Rib roast
(pound).

Plate beef
(pound).

Pork chops
(pound).

Year and m onth.
Aver­ Rel­ Aver- Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­
age ative
ative age ative age ative age ative age ative
price. price.
price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price.
1918: Av. for y e a r .. $0.374
.314
January..............
February............
.321
March.................. .324
.339
A pril...................
.373
May.....................
June..................... .409
.415
J u ly .....................
A ugust................ .410
September..........
.406
October............... .400
November........... .390
December...........
.385

168 $0.350
141
.292
144
.299
145
.301
.314
152
.351
167
183
.386
186
.391
184
.386
182
.383
179
.375
175
.365
173
.360

151
154
155
162
181
199
202
199
197
193
188
186

.250
.253
.257
.271
.299
.326
.323
.316
.317
.316
.311
.303

174 $0.264
147
.223
149
.230
151
.234
159
.245
176
.273
192
.291
190
186
186
186
183
.271
178
.263

146
150
153
160
178
190
192
185
184
185
177
172

1919: Av. for y e a r . .
January..............
February.............
March..................
A pril...................
May.....................
June.....................
Ju ly.....................
A ugust................
September..........
October...............
November...........
December...........

175
175
176
176
177
180
186
187
183
175
167
161
161

187

190
188
189
190
194
200
202
196
187
175
167
168

.314
.321
.316
.322
.321
.331
.327
.326
.318
.312
.299
.287
.289

185
189
186
189
189
195
192
192
187
184
176
169
170

187
180
183
186
189
177
178
176
172
163
158
158

.391
.391
.393
.392
.394
.402
.414
.418
.408
.390
.373
.359
.358

.363
.368
.365
.367
.369
.377
.388
.392
.380
.362
.340
.324
.326

180 $0.295

173

176

.286
.275
.280
.284
.289
.271
.272
.270
.263
.250
.242
.242

►.210
.175
.179
.179
.186
.211
.233
.231
.226
.230
.226
.223
.221

152
156
156
162
183
203
201
197
200
197
194
192

183 $0. 398

354
321
.342
.361
.380
.406
.414
.459
.466
.447
.421
.401

196
174
158
168
178
187
200
204
226
230
220
207

.231
.215
.218
.219
.220
.207
.202
.196
.195
.183
.173
.173

201
187
190
190
191
180
176
170
170
159
150
150

177

.435
.414
.377
.409
.421
.445
.438
.496
.498
.492
.429
.427

214
204
186
201
207
219
216
244
245
242
211
210
181

Bread (pound).
Cheese (pound).

Milk, fresh
(quart).

Year and month.
i

Scaling
weight.

Baked weight.

Flour, wheat
(pound).

Aver­
age
price.

Rela­
tiv e
price.

Aver­
age
price.

Rela­
tiv e
price.

Aver­
age
priee.

Aver­
age
price.

Rela­
tive
price.

Aver­
age
price.

Rela­
tive
price.

1913: Av. fo r year . ..
January...................
February.................
March......................
April........................
M ay.........................
Jun e.........................
J u ly .........................
August.....................
September..............
October...................
Novem ber...............
December................

$0.205
.215
.215
.215
.190
.190
.190
.205
.200
.195
.215
.215
.215

105
105
105
93
93
93
100
98
95
105
105

100

$0.080
.080
.080
.080
.080
.080
.080
.080
.080
.080
.080
.080
.080

100

$0.050
.050
.050
.050
.050
.050
.049
.050
.050
.050
.050
.050
.050

$0.056
.056
.056
.056
.056
.056
.055
.056
.056
.056
.056
.056
.056

100

$0,030
.029
.029
.029
.030
.030
.030
.031
.030
.030
.030
.030
.030

100

100
100
100
100
100
98
100
100
100
100
100
100

1914: Av. for y ear.......
January...................
February................
March......................
A pril........................
M ay.........................
Jun e.........................
J u ly .~ .....................
A ugust.....................
Septem ber..............
October...................
N ovem ber...............
December................

.205
.215
.215
.215
.190
.190
.190
.205
.200
.195
.215
.215
.215

93
93
93
93
91
89
89
89
89
93
93
93

.032
.029
.030
.029
.030
.030
.030
.030
.033
.036
.035
.035
.035

107
97
100
97
100
100
100
100
no
120
117
117
117




105

100
105

105
105

93

93
93
100
98
95
105
105
105

.080
.080
.080
.080
.080
.080
.080
.080
.080
.080
.080
.080
.080

100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100

100

100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100

.046
.045
.046
.046
.045
.044
.044
.044
.044
.046
.046
.046
.050

.052
.052

.052
.052
.051
.050
.050
.050
.050
.052
.052
.052
.056

100

97
97
97
100
100
100
103
100
100
100
100
100

GENERAL TABLES.

Ill

SPECIFIED FOOD ARTICLES, BY CITIES, 1913 TO 1919,
” EARS—Continued.
Y
BUFFALO, N. Y.—Continued.
[Average prices for 1913=100.]

Baeon,
sliced
(pound).

Ham.
sliced
(pound).

Lard
(pound).

Lamb
(pound).

Hens
(pound).

Sal­
mon,
cann’d
pound,

(dozen).
Strictly
fresh.

Butter
(pound).

Stor­
age.

Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ R el­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Aver- Rel- Aver­ Aver- Relage ative age ative age ative age ative age ative age
ative age
age ative
price. price price. price price. price price. price price. price price.
price price. price, price

.443
.438
.448
.455
.475
.480
.486
.517
.523
.528
.530
.537

221 $0.485
.451
200
.448
198
.453
203
.462
206
215
.463
.469
217
220
.481
234
.509
.509
237
.523
239
240
.529
.523
238

185 $0.319

172
171
173
176
177
179
184
194
194
200
202
200

.319
.318
.323
.323
.312
.307
.309
.314
.323
.328
.327
.328

223
222
226
226
218
215
216
220
226
229
229
229

.291
.294
.301
.333
.339
.339
.346
.339
.341
.319
.308
.303

.474

214

203

.529
.486
.465
.477
.490
.493
.500
.504
.489
.433
.412
.404

239
220
210
216
222
223

.353
.315
.297
.317
.342
.389
.393
.409
.406
.357
.334
.347
.327

247

$0.488

.531
.502
.514
.513
.537
.556
.577
.571
.563
.515
.511
.502

221
196
186
183

Corn meal
(pound).

203
192
196
196
205
212
220
218
215
197
195
192

220
208
222
239
272
275
286
284
250
234
243
229

R ice (pound).

178

190 $0.382

$0,284 $0,584

172
174
178
197
201
201
205
201
202
189
182
179

.328
.360
.392
.387
.391
.401
.402
.394
.387
.381

.287
.281
.280
.277
.278
.280
.286
.287
.290

.718
.690
.468
.434
.434
.434
.501
.540
.614
.642
.739
.791

218 $0,526
210
.573
142
132
132
132
152
164
187
195
225
.526
240
.585

.314

186

.413

.301

.640

195

.329
.324
.346
.361
.347
.339
.326
.320
.289
.267
.256
.268

195
192
205
214
205
201
193
189
171
158
151
159

.415
.405
.412
.436
.424
.430
.429
.433
.424
.391
.375
.382

.289

.755
.518
.508
.494
.539
.541
.591
.621
.638
.727
.790
.953

229
157
154
150
164
164
180
189
194
221
240
290

223 $0.321

.287
.287
.287
.290
.292
.308
.323
.333

Sugar, granu­
lated (pound).

Potatoes
(pound).

$0.570

.570
.585
.540
.491
.506
.496
.510
.514
.579
.652
.654
.740

154

154
158
146
132
135
134
137
130
156
176
176
199
180

.755
.555
.655
.709
.662
.599
.600
.614
.635
.700
.747
.782

.576
.590
.604

Coffee (pound).

204
150
177
191
178
161
162
166
171
189
201
211

Tea (pound).

Aver­
age
price.

Rela­
tive
price.

Aver­
age
price.

Rela­
tiv e
price.

Aver­
age
price.

Rela­
tiv e
price.

Aver­
age
price.

Rela­
tiv e
price.

Aver­
age
price.

Rela­
tive
price.

Aver­
age
price.

Rela­
tive
price.

$0,026

100

$0,093

100

$0,017

100

$0,054

100

$0.293

.293
.293
.293
.293
.293
.293
.293
.293
.293
.293
.293
.293

100

100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100

$0,450

100

.058

107

.293

100

.051
.050
.049
.048
.047
.050
.051
.079
.080
.072
.061
.058

94
93
91
89
87
93
94
146
148
133
113
107

.293
.293
.293
.293
.293
.293
.293
.293
.293
.293
.293
.293

.025
.025
.025
.025
.025
.026
.026
.026
.026
.025
.026
.026

96
96
96
96
96
100
100
100
100
96
100
100

.027

104

.027
.026
.026
.026
.028
.027
.026
.026
.027
.028
.029
.027

104
100
100
100
108
104
100
100
104
108
112
104

.093
.093
.093
.093
.093
.093
.093
.093
.093
.093
.093
.093

100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100

.014
.014
.014
.013
.014
.018
.020
.020
.020
.017
.018
.017

.093

100

.017

.093
.093
.093
.093
.093
.093
.093
.093
.093
.093
.093
.093

100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100

100

.018
.017
.017
.017
.018
.018
.029
.018
.017
.011
.010
.010

106
100
100
100
106
106
171
106
100
65
59
59

82
82
82
76
82
106
118
118
118
100
106
100

.055
.053
.053
.054
.053
.052
.053
.055
.056
.054
.053
.051

102
98
98
100
98
96
98
102
104
100
98
94

100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100

.450
.450
.450
.450
.450
.450
.450
.450
.450
.450
.450
.450

100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100

.450

100

.450 !
.450
.450
.450
.450
.450
.450
.450
.450
.450
.450
.450

* No hens sold in March and April, 1918, by order of the U . S. Food Administration.




100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100

112

R E T A IL PR IC E S,
T able

1913 TO D ECEM BER, 1919.

C.— A V E R A G E AN D R E L A T IV E R E T A IL PRIC ES OF
B Y MONTHS AND
BUFFALO, N. Y.— Continued.
[Average prices for 1913=100.]

Cheese
(pound).

Milk, fresh
(quart).

Year and month.

Bread (pound).
Scaling
weight.

Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Rela­ Aver­
age
tive
tive
age
age
price. price. price. price. price.
1915: Av. for y e a r.. . $0,218
.220
January................
.222
February.............
.223
March...................
.223
April.....................
.223
May......................
.219
June.....................
.213
July......................
.209
A ugust.................
.211
September...........
.214
October....... .......
.217
N ovember............
.220
December............

106

.229
.235
.235
.233
.233
.229
.238
.236
.251
.256
.291
.297

.247

120
112
115
115
114
114
112
116
115
122
125
142
145

.080
.080
.080
.080
.080
.080
.080
.080
.080
.080
.100
.100

.320

156

.113

1916: Av. for y e a r ...
January................
February.............
March...................
A pril.....................
May......................
J u n e ... ................
July......................
A ugust.................
September...........
October................
Novem ber. . . . . . .
December............
1917 : Av. for year. . .
January................
February..............
March...................
A p r il...................
May......................
June.....................
July......................
A ugust.................
September...........
October................
Novem ber............
December.............
1918: Av. for y e a r ...

.300
.300
.312
.315
.321
.324
.327
.318
.325
.333
.334
.336

.344

January................
February.............
March...................
A pril.....................
May......................
June.....................
July......................
A ugust.................
Septem ber..........
O c to b e r ..............
Novem ber............
December............

.336
.342
.345
.338
.318
.315
.319
.326
.338
.361
.383
.406

1919 : Av. for y e a r.. .
January................
February..............
March...................
April.......... ; ........
M av......................
June.....................
July......................
A ugust..................
Septem ber..
October................
N ovem ber...........
December............

.424
.398
.389
.400
.405
.406
.405
.413
.416
.409
.409
.417




.408

107
108
109
109
109
107
104
102
103
104
106
107

146
146
152
154
157
158
160
155
159
162
163
164

168

$0.080

.080
.080
.080
.080
.080
.080
.080
.080
.080
.080
.080
.080

100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100

.083

104

.100
.100
.100
.100
.110
.110
.110
.110
.110
.130
.140
. 138

.141

164
167
168
165
155
154
156
159
165
176
187
198

.140
.140
.140
.130
.130
.130
.130
.140
.140
.155
.160
.160

199

.154

207
194
190
195
198
198
198
201
203
200
200
203

.160
.150
.150
.140
.150
.150
.150
.160
. 160
.160
.160
.160

100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
125
125

141

125
125
125
125
138
138
138
138
138
163
175
173

$0,057

.054
.058
.058
.058
.058
.058
.058
.056
.057
.056
.057
.055

.058

.055
.055
.055
.055
.055
.055
.053
.055
.055
.064
.070
.070

.082

.071
.073
.076
.083
.085
.084
.086
.086
.086
.089
.087
.077

Flour, wheat
(pound).

Baked
weight.

Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Rela­
age
tive
tive
age
age
tive
price. price. price. price. price. price.
$0.064

.061
.065
.065
.065
.065
.065
.065
.063
.064
.063
.064
.062

.065

.062
.062
.062
.062
.062
.062
.060
.062
.062
.072
.079
.079

.092

.080
.082
.086
.093
.096
.095
.097
.097
.097
.100
.098
.087

.098

114

109
116
116
116
116
116
116
113
114
113
114
111

116

111
111
111
111
111
111
107
111
111
129
141
141

164

143
146
154
166
171
170
173
173
173
179
175
155

175

176
175
175
175
163
163
163
163
175
175
194
200
200

.093
.087
.093
.100
.102
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.098

166
155
166
179
182
179
179
179
179
179
179
175

193

.098

175

200
188
188
175
188
188
188
200
200
200
200
200

Corn meal
(pound).

.097
.094
.095
.095
.097
.097
.098
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100

173
168
170
170
173
173
175
179
179
179
179
179

$0.039

130

.038
.044
.043
.043
.043
.042
.040
.040
.036
.035
.034
.035

127
147
143
143
143
140
133
133
120
117
113
117

.042

140

.037
.038
.036
.037
.036
.035
.036
.043
.048
.049
.057
.050

123
127
120
123
120
117
120
143
160
163
190
167

.067

223

.053
.053
.053
.065
.088
.079
.071
.077
.069
.065
.064
.061 j

177
177
177
217
293
263
237
257
230
217
213
203

.063 ! 210

.062
207
.063
210
.064
213
210
.063
.062
207
.062
207
.062
207
.063 ; 210
.063
210
.063
210
.063 | 210
.063
210

.068

.062
.062
.064
.066
.073
.071
.071
.069
.068
.069
.070
.074

227
207
207
213
220
243
237
237
230
227
230
233
247

$0,029

.027
.029
.029
.028
.029
.029
.028
.028
.026
.029

.030

112
104
112
112
108

112
112
108

108

100
112

.030

115
115

.031

119

.030
.030
.030
.029
.029
.029
.029
.029
.031
.030
.032
.038

115
115
115
112
112
112
112

112

119
115
123
146

.057

219

.069

265

.060

231

.041
.039
.040
.046
.057
.056
.059
.064
.062
.070
.074
.075
.077
.075
.078
.078
.072
.069
.066
.065
.064
.064
.060
.062
.058
.054
.053
.055
.055
.060
.061
.063
.064
.062
.063
.066

158
150
154
177
219
215
227
246
238
269
285
288
296
288
300
300
276
265
254
250
246
246
231
238
223
208
204
212
212
231
235
242
246
238
242
254

113

GENERAL TABLES.

SPECIFIED FOOD ARTICLES, BY CITIES, 1913 TO 1919,
YEARS—Continued.
BUFFALO, N. Y.— Continued.
[Average prices for 1913=100.]

Rice
(pound).

Potatoes
(pound).

Sugar,
granulated
(pound).

Coffee
(pound).

Tea
(pound).

Onions,
pound.
Aver­
age
Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Rela­
age
age
tive
age
tive
age
tive
age
tive
tive price.
price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price.
$0,094

.096
.096
.096
.096
.094
.094
.092
.092
.092
.093
.094
.094
.094

.094
.095
.095
.095
.095
.094
.094
.094
.091
.093
.093
.093
.103

.093
,093
.095
.095

.101

.105
.107
.105
.106
.108
.113
.115
. 127

101 $0.013

103
103
103
103

106

.058
.064
.064
. 065
.066
.066
.066
.066
.061
.055
.063
.064

117 $0,287
107
.288
119
.290
.290
119
120 .287
122 .286
122 .286
122 .286
122 .286
.286
113
102 .286
117
.283
119
.285

.027

159

135
141
147
141
141
182
124
159
171
171

.078

144

.289

.023
.024
.025
.024
.024
.031

119

.293
.292
.292
.292
.292
.286
.288
.288
.288
.286
.286
.285

100
100
100
100
100
98
98
98
98
98
98
97

.464
.458
.458
.458
.458
.458
.481
.481
.481
.479
.479
.475
.503

.010
.010
.009

.010
.010

101
101

.013

100
101
101

.013
.013
.018
.017
.018

99
99
99

101

101
102
102
102
102
101
101
101
98

100
100
100
111
100

100
102
102
109
113
115
113
114
116

122

124

.012

.021

.027
.029
.029
.034
.034

76 $0.063

59
59
53
59
59
70
71
76
76
106

100

200
200

.045

285

.040
.053
.055
.060
.066
.074
.038
.032
.029
.031
.032
.031

235
312
324
353
388
435
224
188
171
182
188
182

.030

176

.064
.066
.071
.078
.082
.084
.084
.082
.074
.093
.082
.079

122
131
144
152
156
156
152
137
172
152
146

98 $0,463

98
99
99
98
98
98
98
98
98
98
97
97

.458
. 464
.464
.464
.464
.464
464
.464
.464
.464
.458
.458

99

.469

.092

170

.289

99

.077
.078
.088
.093
.098
.092
.088
.098
.095

.285
.285
.285
.285
.287
.293
.293
.291
.286
.293
.295
.295

97
97
97
97
98

100
100

.099
.097

143
144
163
172
181
170
163
181
176
185
183
180

100
101
101

.475
.475
.425
.475
.510
.504
.504
.513
.496
.534
.539
.542

.097-

180

.301

103

.595

.100

99
98

103

102

103
103
103
103
103
103
103
103
103

102
102

$0.029

.027
.026
.026
.026
.034
.042
.029
.029
.024
.030
.028
.029

Beans, Prunes, Raisins,
navy,
seeded,
pound pound. pound.
Aver­
Aver­
Aver­
age
age
age
price.
price.
price.

$0,076

.140
.148
.148
.148
.145
.145
.137
.137
.137
.137
.136
.136

.106

.135

104

.045

103

.042
.088
.041
.087
.040
.087
.043
.085
.045 . .084
.052
.090
.051
.112
.049
.117
.041
.128
.046
.119
.046
.138
.046
.138

102
102
102
102
102
107
107
107
106
106
106

112

106
106
106
106
113

112
112
114

110
119

120
120

.413

141

.658

146

.074

.137
.133
.133
.130
.130
.132
.137
.150
.160
.174
.177
.175

.116

147
143
143
140
140
142
147
161
172
187
190
188

.027
.026
.024
.027
.031
.032
.045
.050
.042
.030
.031
.039

159
153
141
159
182
188
265
294
247
176
182
229

.107
.106
.104
.103
.104
.103
.104
.104
.106
.109

198
196
193
191
193
191
193
193
196

.344
.356
.364
.365
.391
.403
.431
.446
.457

117

.639
.633
.672
.648
.660
.665
.660
.669
.662

142
141
149
144
147
148
147
149
147
147
147
148

.036
.039
.057
.067
.109

.138

.115
.109
.109

.104
.084
.072
.063
.064
.078

.114
.116
.118
.116
.115
.115

.110
.112

202

204
207

.462

.466
.470

146684°—21— Bull. 270------ 8




122

124
125
133
138
147
152
156
158
159
160

.662

.660
.664

.130

.142

196

108

.120
.122

.180

.106

102
100
102
101
101
101
102

.046

.109
.109
.107
.107

.171

200

.022
.021

102

104
104
103

.112

.111
.110
.110
.112
.112
.110

.194
.190
.185
.182
.196
.193

.034

.300
.306
.305
.302
.299
.293
.300
.296
.296
.296
.300
.316

.111
.111
.111
.111
.111
.111
.111
.112

.200

158

180
180
181
178
167
165
167
169
172
193
196
198

.147

.114
.114
.114
.114

.122
.122
.122
.122

.147

.025
.044
.037
.037
.031
.028
.027

.097
.097
.098
.096
.090
.089
.090
.091
.093
.104
.106
.107

.133
.136
.136
.136
.136
.133
.134
.131
.137
.135
.135
.136

$0,112

.132
.132
.132
.132
.145
.150
.148
.159
.150
.156
.166
.167

.136
.142
.154
.164
.191

.123
.125
.123
.123
.124
. 126
.129
.134
.137
.136

182
182
141
129
124
147
259
218
218
182
165
159

.031
.031
.024

132
123
126
127
127
128
132
131
135
137
142
140
138

.177

137
128
130
132
134
132
132
133
135
139
144
147
146

.119

.121

.555
.567
.570
.570
.576
.593
.590
.608
.616
.640
.630
.623

.090

.070
.129
^208
.177
.085
.072
.062
.051
.056
.056
.056
.054

$0,141

.071
.075
.074
.074
.075
.075
.075
.075
.075
.076
.079
.085

.131
.130
.130
.131
.130
.137
.140
.141

.140
.141
.142
.141
.140
.141
.140
.140
.139
.141
.145
.148

.054
.053
.039
.034
.048
.055
.060
.051
.043
.042
.038
.037

.193
.186
.184
.184
.179
.174
.169
.164
.163
.159
.151
.146

.169
.172
.175
.176
.172
.173
.176
.176
.183
.191
.192
.203
.260

.165

.207
.209

.147
.146
.147
.148
.149
.148
.155
.166
.172
.188

.120

.122
.110

.221
.223
.243
.268
.282
.296
.302
.287
.280
.304

.200
.208

114

RETAIL PRICES, 1913 TO DECEMBER, 1919.
T able

A V E R A G E AND R E L A T IV E R E T A IL PRIC ES OF
B Y MONTHS AN D
BUFFALO, N. Y.— Concluded.

Year and month.

Milk,
evap­
orated,
15-1Gounce can.
Average
price.

Oleo­
marga­
rine,
pound.
Average
price.

N ut
marga­
rine,
pound.
Average
price.

CrisGO,
pound.
Average
price.

Rolled
oats,
pound.
Average
price.

Corn
flakes,
8-ounce
package.
Average
price.

Cream of
Wheat,
28-ounce
package.
Average
price.

$0,406
.390
.392
.384
.392
.393
.407
.410
.416
.422
.416
.425
.429

$0.338
.337
.336
.334
.334
.334
.336
.339
.341
.340
.340
.342
.344

$0.341
.316
.310
.308
.311
.319
.328
.361
.388
.379
.360
.359
.358

$0,072
.068
.068
.065
.068
.069
.070
.071
.075
.077
.076
.076
.078

$0,130
.132
.134,
.129
.127
.129
.128
.130
. 12&
.128
.131
.129
.130

$0,243
.245
.244
.243
.240
.240
.241
.241
.242
.240
.240
.241
.254

1919—Concluded.
Average for y e a r ..........

January....................
February..................
March........................
A pril.........................
M ay...........................
June..........................
J u ly ...........................
A ugust......................
September................
October.....................
N ovem ber................
December..................

T

a b l e

$0,157
.168
.167
.155
.145
.145
.147
.152
.156
.159
.160
.162
.165

IK — AV E R A G E AND R E L A T IV E FA M IL Y E X P E N D IT U R E S F O R 22
AND
BUFFALO, N. Y.
[Average expenditure for the year 1913=100.]
1913

1914

1915

Month.
Average.
Average for year..........

January...................
February..................
March.......................
A pril........................
M av..........................
Ju n e.........................
J u ly ..........................
A ugust.....................
Septem ber...............
October....................
November................
December________




$318.15
2 314 .29
2 311.02
2 309. 85
2 313.20
2 305.53
2 309.03
2 320.07
2 319.38
2 325.47
2 321.72
2 331.32
2 326.76

Relative.
100
99
98
97
98
96
97
101
100
102
101
104
103

Average.
$32L 27
2 326.00
2 313.73
2 309.60
2 302.11
2 305.94
2 307.87
2 320.36
2 333.30
2 340.13
2 328.64
2 332.77
2 328.79

1 See footnote on p. 10.

Relative.
101
102
99
97
95
96
97
101
105
107
103
* 105
103

Average.
$321.65

2 324.67

2 321.21
2 307.04
2 312.19
2 316. 43
2 317.23
2 318.11
2 320.33
2 320.90
2 330.57
2 333.43
2 334.72

Relative.
101
102
101
97
98
99
100
100
101
101
104
105
105

115

GENERAL TABLES.

SP E C IFIE D FOOD AR TICLES, B Y CITIES, 1913 TO
Y E A R S— Continued.
BUFFALO, N. Y.— Concluded.

$0,201

$0,058

.205
.200
.199
.196
.201
.203
.203
.199
.201
.200
.202
.203

.030
.032
.036
.085
.101
.064
.084
.053
.057
.049
.048
.055

Peas,
canned,
N o. 2 can.
Average
price.

Corn,
canned,
No. 2 can.
Average
price.

Beans,
baked,
No. 2 can.
Average
price.

Cabbage,
pound.
Average
price.

Macaroni,
pound.
Average
price.

$0.188

$0.144

.205
.201
.201
.184
.182
.182
.182
.182
.184
.184
.182
.187

.167
.157
.151
.139
.139
.139
.140
.139
.139
.139
.139
.141

Tomatoes,
canned,
No. 2 can.
Average
price.

$0.165

$0.177

.179
.173
.155
.153
.160
.165
.175
.162
.163
.163
.164
.165

.183
.179
.177
.175
.173
.174
.176
.176
.175
.175
.177
.179

1919.

Bananas,
dozen.
Average
price.

Oranges,
dozen.
Average
price.

$0.418

$0.574

.562
.524
.574
.574
.586
.570
.566
.588
.577
.602
.585
.579

.400
.388
.409
.419
.426
.423
.427
.430
.422
.423
.422
.423

FOOD A R T IC L E S 1 COMBINED, B Y CITIES, 1913 TO 1919, B Y MONTHS
Y E A R S.
BUFFALO, N. Y.
[Average expenditure for the year 1913=100.]
1916
Average.

1917
Relative.

$365.07

2 336.02
2 331.16
2 338.30
2 345.71
2 344.77
2 356.26
2 354. 84
2 370.73
2 384.63
2 393.71
2 417.09
2 415.15

115

106
104
106
109
108
112
112
117
121
124
131
130

Average.
$491.18

422.78
2 447.68
2 444.23
2 484.62
2 510.84
2 517.56
2 484.51
2 498.37
2 506.81
2 522.26
2 524.29
2 528.55
2

1918
Relative.
154

133
141
140
152
161
163
152
157
159
164
165
166

Average.
$562.96

2 545.28
2 543.74
2 496.62
2 489.95
2 526.74
2 539. 51
2 565.32
2 574.31
2 590.64
2 604.14
2 606.76
2 617.38

1919
Relative.
177

171
171
163
161
166
170
178
181
186
190
191
194

Average.
$610.63

2 623.35
2 560.76
2 577.00
2 587.33
2 607.05
2 601.26
2 626.98
2 638.05
2 626.93
2 612.83
2 620.04
2 640.30

Relative.
192

196
176
181
185
191
189
197
201
197
193
195
201

2 Cost of year's supply at prices charged in specified month. The expenditures for March and April,
1918, do not include any amount spent for hens, as b y order of the U. S. Food Administration no hens were
sold in these months.




116

RE T A IL PRIC ES, 1913 TO D ECEM BER, 1919.
T a b l e C .— A V E R A G E AN D R E L A T IV E 3 R E T A IL PRIC ES OF

B Y MONTHS AND
BUTTE, M O N T.

Year and month.

1915: Av. for y e a r .........

January.....................
February..................
March........................
A pril..........................
M ay...........................
June...........................
J u ly ...........................
A ugust......................
September................
, October.....................
N ovem ber.................
December..................

Sirloin
steak,
pound.
Average
price.

$G 238
.

Round
steak,
pound.
Average
price.

$0.213

.236
.234
.237
.234
.234
.234
.245
.245
.241
.241
.241
.230

.2 07
.207
.207
.207
.207
.213
.221
.221
.221
.214
.218
.210

Rib
roast,
pound.
Average
price.

Chuck
roast,
pound.
Average
price.

$0.195

$0.158

.194
.190
.190
.190
.196
.196
.199
.199
.199
.199
.199
.194

.251

.221

January.....................
February..................
March........................
A pril..........................
May...........................
June...........................
J u ly ...........................
A ugust......................
September................
October.....................
Novem ber.................
December..................

.235
.235
.239
.250
.260
.263
.260
.260
.^60
.252
.252
.248

.215
.215
.215
.219
.228
.233
.233
.223
.223
.215
.215
.215

.199
.199
.203
.206
.218
.218
.213
.209
.206
.203
.203
.203

.158
.158
.160
.165
.174
.174
.178
.173
.173
.170
.170
.167

1917: Av. for y e a r .........

.297

.265

.244

.200

1916: Av. for y e a r .........

.207

. 157
.153
.156
.156
.158
.158
.165
.161
.161
.161
.156
.154

January.....................
February..................
March........................
A pril..........................
M ay...........................
June..........................
J u ly ...........................
A u gu st......................
Septem ber................
October.....................
N ovem ber.................
December..................

.258
.284
.288
.288
.288
.312
.315
.320
.305
.300
.303
.302

.224
.250
.250
.250
.261
.283
.283
.282
.273
.272
.276
.274

.212
.226
.250
.250
.247
.252
.256
.251
.246
.243
.243
.248

1918: Av. for y e a r .........

.358

.329

.296

January.....................
February..................
March........................
A pril..........................
M ay...........................
June...........................
J u ly ...........................
A ugust......................
Septem ber................
October.....................
Novem ber.................
December..................

.305
.310
.323
.353
.395
.397
.388
.368
.369
.365
.362
.361

.277
.278
.299
.324
.355
.365
.361
.340
.338
.341
.337
.338

1919: Av. for y ea r.........

.359

.322

January.....................
February..................
March........................
A pril..........................
M ay...........................
Jun e..........................
J u ly ...........................
A ugust......................
Septem ber................
October.....................
N ovem ber.................
December..................

.382
.360
.377
.383
.395
.392
.386
.342
.326
.318
.318
.327

.339
.332
.352
.357
.368
.368
.353
.303
.273
.267
.271
.279

.255
.253
.270
.287
.320
.334
.309
.300
.306
.306
.306
.301
.287

.302
.286
.323
.314
.323
.319
.311
.262
.258
.249
.241
.254

.168

Plate
beef,
pound.
Average
price.

Pork
chops,
pound.
Average
price.

Bacon,
sliced,
pound.
Average
price.

$0.118

$0.223

.118
.118
.115
.115
.116
.117
.125
.125
.121
.121
.113
.113

.224
.199
.203
.221
.234
.234
.234
.234
.234
.231
.220
.203

$0,327

.121

.235

.208
.208
.225
.241
.241
.241
.241
.241
.241
.246
.246
.242

.333
.333
.333
.333
.350
.350
.350
.350
.350
.350
.367
.367

.139

.318

.479

.120
. 135
.140
.143
.139
.155
.148
.142
.131
.135
.137
.137

.244
.250
.260
.290
.300
.311
.306
.350
.378
.403
.369
.352

.248

.181

.406

.224

.251
.241
.262
.263
.265
.258
.237
.190
.169
.174
.179
.196

.400
.383
.383
.433
.450
.475
.479
.495
.535
.560
.575
.580
.600

.145
.152
.162
.185
.209
.216
.199
.181
.186
.186
.1S1
.170

.369
.356
.356
.374
.377
. 3S5
.390
.407
.461
.495
.471
.430

.565
.572
.568
.571
.538
.584
.580
.605
.635
.639
.664
.679

.160

.422

.624

.180
.169
.193
.197
.197
.191
.172
.124
.116
.118
.127
.138

.420
.362
.373
.406
.410
.437
.475
.480
.463
.442
.409
.383

1 No hens sold in March and April, 1918, by order of the U. S. Food Administration.




.347

.113
.113
.116
.124
.129
.129
.129
.124
.124
.117
.117
.113

.170
.191
.200
.200
.199
.212
.217
.213
.196
.200
.200
.206

.202
.209
.223
.250
.276
.288
.270
.256
.251
.255
.249
.246

.333
.325
.325
.317
.310
.317
.333
.333
.333
.333
.333
.333

.663
.617
.600
.586
.631
.650
.656
.647

.623
.620
.600

.589

117

GENERAL TABLES.

SPECIFIED FOOD ARTICLES, BY CITIES, 1913 TO 1919,
YEARS—Continued.
BUTTE, M ON T.
Eggs, dozen.
Ham,
sliced,
pound.
Average
price.

Lard,
pound.
Average
price.

Lamb,
pound.
Average
price.

Hens,
pound.
Average
price.

Salmon,
canned,
pound.
Average
price.

Strictly
fresh.
Average
price.

$0.310

$0.161

$0.201

$0.231

$0.269

$0.406

.315
.310
.310
.310
.310
.310
.310
.310
.310
.310
.310
.310

.162
.163
.162
.162
.169
.161
.161
.153
.162
.155
.164
.155

.165
.181
.185
.207
.220
.220
.220
.210
.207
.203
.200
.196

.223
.221
.229
.236
.238
.236
.236
.233
.233
.230
.230
.226

.272
.272
.272
.272
.272
.272
.269
.269
.269
.269
.262
.262

.486
.421
.293
.293
.300
.307
.350
.386
.408
.486
. 564
.580

.256

.271

Storage.
Average
price.

B utter,
pound.
Average
price.

.468

.400

.186

.230

.400
.400
.400
.400
.400
.400
.400
.400
.400
.400
.400
.400

.156
.156
.156
.166
.165
.178
.178
.178
.177
.213
.244
.266

.207
.210
.215
.241
. 253
.257
.245
.232
.228
.228
.228
.219

.233
.238
.243
.253
.267
.268
.267
.265
.262
.262
.260
.257

.444

.281
.230
.233
.240
.272
.281
.285
.285
.279
.296
.311
.324
.335

.296

.306

.236
.256
.272
.282
.311
.325
.310
.311
.303
.326
.313
.312

.264
.274
.289
.313
.314
.325
.313
.307
.315
.333
.314
.308

.351

.382

.367

$0.380

$0,340
.280

.325
.350

.411
.389
.386
.382
’ .357
.350
.350
.350
.386
.393
.400
.411

.654

.400
.400
.400
.450
.430
.435
.435
.456
.471
.480
.483
.490
.523

.475
.494
.494
.477
.493
.475
.530
.545
.555
.564
. 575
.600

.587

.579
.525
.556
.546
.587
.611
.632
.619
.600
.596
.595
.600

.337

.337
.339
.338
.343
.337
.328
.334
.331
.335
.341
.337
.341

.385

.339
.321
.333
.364
.384
.405
.439
.439
.432
.388
.386
.390

.315
* .319
.330
.364
.369
.371
.371
.358
.359
.361
.352
.342
.320

.355
.321
.342
.350
.374
.363
.337
.290
.281
.277
.269
.277

.267
.267
.257
.257
.267
.267
.267
.267
.280
.280
.280
.290

.540
. 525
.350
.320
.330
.350
.380
.425
.530
. 575
. 638
.650

.330

.571

.313
.313
.313
.313
.329
.323
.327
.325
.330
.355
.373
.350

.633
.563
.400
.438
.464
.505
.522
.594
.636
.693
.708
.700

.347
.383
0)
(l)
.399
.373
.376
.388
.390
.396
.387
.379

.375
.355
.383
.373
.383
.377
.330
.344
.350
.339
.400
.400

.377

.425

.393
.384
.407
.410
.429
.428
.398
.367
.359
.328
.306
.313

.414

.389
.405
.432
.408
.428
.431
.428
.425
.431
.440
.432
.450

.730
.694
.500
.475
. 454
.505
.590
.706
.745
.717
.794
.933

.340
.363

.400
.463

.520

.438
.425

.540
.521

.586
.618

.592
.595
.588
.544
.514
.503
.521
.579
.604
.656
.667
.695

.663

.667

.600
.628
.639

3 No relative figures are shown for Butte, as prices were not secured from this city until 1915.




.469
.469
.469
.550
.500
.505
.517
.550
.555
.559
.550
.550
.588

.520
.500

.672

.900
.495
.558
.520
.523
.588
.600
.679
.691
.739
.871
.900

.410
.410
.400
.440
.395
.385
.375
.365
.415
.450
.460
.465

.707
.535
.646
.713
.654
.624
.618
.667
.662
.687
.702
.745

118

RETAIL PRIC ES, 1913 TO DECEM BER, 1919.
T able

C.— A V E R A G E AN D R E L A T IV E 3 R E T A IL PRIC ES O F
B Y MONTHS AND
BUTTE, M O N T.— Continued.
Bread, pound.
Cheese,
pound.
Average
price.

Milk,
fresh,
quart.
Average
price.

1915: Av. for y e a r .........
January.....................
February..................
March........................
April..........................
M ay............................
June...........................
J u ly ...........................
A ugust.......................
September................
October.....................
N ovem ber.................
December..................

$0,269
.271
.271
.271
.271
.271
.271
.271
.271
.264
.264
.264
.264

1916: Av. for y e a r .........
January.....................
February..................
March........................
A pril..........................
M ay...........................
June...........................
J u ly ...........................
A ugust......................
September................
October.....................
N ovem ber.................
December..................

Flour,
wheat,
pound.
Average
price.

Corn
meal,
pound.
Average
price.

Rice,
pound.
Average
price.

$0,071
.070
.071
.071
.071
.071
.071
.071
.071
.071
.071
.071
.071

$0.045
• 043
.046
.046
.047
.048
.047
.046
.046
.044
.043
.043
.042

$0.041
.040
.040
.041
.041
.041
.042
.041
.041
.041
.041
.041
.041

$0.112
.111
.111
.111
.111
.117
.112
.112
.112
.112
.112
.112
.112

.070
.063
.068
.068
.064
.064
.064
.064
.064
.080
.080
.080
.080

.079
.071
.077
.077
.072
.072
.072
.072
.072
.090
.090
.090
.090

.049
.044
.047
.047
.045
.045
.045
.045
.047
.049
.054
.060
.059

.042
.040
.042
.042
.042
.042
.041
.041
,041
.041
.041
.042
.043

.118
.115
.115
.115
.115
.115
.115
.120
.120
.120
.120
.120
.120

.101
.095
.095
.096
.098
.100
.099
.101
.103
.107
.104
.105
.108

.114
.107
.107
.108
.110
.113
.111
.114
.116
.120
.117
.118
.122

.076
.060
.061
.061
.067
.082
.089
.086
.086
.082
.078
.075
.079

.063
.043
.047
.047
.052
.054
.066
.067
.068
.070
.073
.081
.083

.127
.119
.119
.119
.119
.125
.127
.137
.141
.121
.132
.130
.128

.117
.125
.125
.125
.125
.125
.125
.125
.125
.100
.100
.100
.100

.069
.072
‘ .068
.067
• .068
.067
.068
.068
.069
.069
,069
.069
.070

.082
.078
.074
.074
.078
.081
.085
.085
.086
.084
.088
.084
.082

.136
.125
.118
.125
.129
.133
.135
.140
.143
.147
.148
.147
.142

.110
.100
.100
.106
.099
.100
.099
.100
.122
.125
.123
.124
.123

.076
.069
.068
.069
.070
.076
.075
.076
.079
.079
.080
.081
.087

.078
.082
.077
.078
.074
.075
.077
.077
.076
.077
.079
.080
.078

.143
.141
.127
.129
.132
.129
.132
.131
.146
.148
.153
.167
.178

Scaling
weight.
Average
price.

Baked
weight.
Average
price.

$0.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100

$0,063
.062
.063
.063
.063
.063
.063
.063
.063
.063
.063
.063
.063

.281
.270
.270
.270
.275
.290
.280
.280
.280
.280
.280
.290
.310

.103
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.138

1917: Av. for y e a r .........
January.....................
February..................
March........................
April..........................
M ay...........................
June...........................
J u ly ...........................
A ugust.......................
Septem ber................
O ctober.....................
N ovem ber................
December..................

.333
.313
.313
.325
.325
.321
.335
.340
.340
.344
.350
.345
.350

.128
.120
.110
.110
.115
.115
.115
.119
.134
.145
.150
.150
.150

1918: Av. for y e a r .........
January.....................
February..................
March........................
April..........................
M ay...........................
June..........................
July...........................
A ugust......................
Septem ber................
October.....................
N ovem ber................
December..................

.366
.358
.350
.350
.354
.350
.350
.354
.354
.359
.389
.395
.432

.150
.150
.150
.150
.150
.150
.150
.150
.150
.150
.150
.150
.155

1919: Av. for y e a r .........
January.....................
February..................
March........................
A pril.........................
M ay...........................
June...........................
J u ly ...........................
August.......................
Septem ber................
October.....................
Novem ber.................
December..................

.439
.464
.436
.413
.415
.416
.420
.433
.448
.450
.447
.454
.461

.155
.155
.155
.155
.155
.155
.155
.155
.155
.155
.155
.155
.155

Year and m onth.

...........

3 No relative figures are shown for Butte, as prices were not secured from this city until 1915.




119

GENERAL TABLES.

SPECIFIED FOOD
Y E A R S — Continued.

A R TICLES,

BY

CITIES,

1913 TO

1919,

BUTTE, M O N T.— Continued.

Potatoes,
pound.
Average
price.

$0.016

.014
.012
.015
.014
.017
.022
.022
.021
.014
.012
.012
.013

.023

Sugar,
granulated,
pound.
Average
price.

$0.081

Coffee,
pound.
Average
price.

$0.335

.079
.082
.081
.081
.084
.085
.084
.082
.080
.077
.079
.079

.336
.336
.336
.336
.336
.336
.336
.336
.333
.333
.333
.333

.091

.333

.017
.025
.021
.020
.018
.019
.020
.030
.025
.022
.031
.031

.078
.079
.086
.090
.094
.095
.095
.095
.093
.092
.095
.097

.330
.330
.330
.330
.330
.330
.330
.338
.338
.338
.338
.338

.039

.104

.386

.031
.037
.050
.053
.055
.055
.048
.042
.025
.020
.024
.025

.093
.093
.097
.105
.111
.112
.110
.107
.107
.107
.101
.101

.023

.106

.023
.019
.018
.015
.015
.015
.033
.042
.027
.022
.021
.022

.101
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.115
.116
.115
.120

.029
.021

.124

.019
.019
.018

.022
.021

.050
.046
.032

.027

.035
.039

.119
.119
.119

.120

.120

.121
.121
.121
.121

.124
.137
.141




.338
.338
.338
.338
.389
.419
.419
.381
.418
.416
.416
.416
.425

.421
.420

Tea,
pound.
Average
price.

$0,640

.636
.636
.636
.636
.636
.643
.643
.643
.643
.643
.643
.643

.677

Onions,
pound.
Average
price.

$0.037

.033
.035
.035
.035
.039
.045
.049
.039
.030
.034
.034
.034
.051

.660
.660
.680
.680
.680
.680
.680
.680
.680
.680
.680
.680

.036
.050
.050
.052
.061
.061
.056
.050
.048
.048
.048
.052

.733
.700
.700
.700
.700
.693
.732
.742
.750
.770
.755
.782
.770

.081

.774

.050
.106
. 165
.188
.118
.068
.043
.044
.043
.046
.050
.051
.043

Beans,
navy,
pound.
Average
price.

$0.081

.079
.081
.081
.081
.081
.081
.081
.081
.081
.081
.081
.084
.110

.125
.125
.125
.125
.125
.125
.125
.125
.125
.125
.125
.125

.126

.173

.160

.144
.144
.144
.150
.154
.173
.169
.168
.164
.173
.173
.168

.147
.131
.131
.131
.138
.161
.163
-160
.150
.145
.153
.150
.152

.169

.150

.125
.138
.138
.154
.177
.200
.197
.192
.188
.195
.190
.184
.173

.421
.425
.428
.427
.425
.429
.423
.423
.427

.525

.766

.061

.126

.044
.039
.044
.050
.059
.082
.085
.070
.065
.057
.065
.076

.133

$0.125

.125
.125
.125
.125
.125
.125
.125
.125
.125
.125
.130
.130

.177
.165
.179
.176
.175
.174
.177
.178

.800
.768
.770
.763
.768
.766
.762
.753
.759
.750
.753
.781

.126
.128
.130
.134
.134
.135
.134
.130
.130
.129
.129
.129
.130
.130
.130
.130
.135
.135
.135
.135
.135
.135
.135
.135

.049
.043
.037
.037
.030
.039
.051
.048
.049
.046
.043
.043

.422
.445
.492
.493
.508
.517
.535
.569
.575
.581
.579
.589

$0.131

Raisins,
seeded,
pound.
Average
price.

.086
.089
.102
.106
.105
.105
.117
.120
.120
.117
.125
.130

.779
.759
.778
.775
.782
.707
.779
.792
.779
.781
.805
.768

.427

Prunes,
pound.
Average
price.

.177

.172
.166
.163

.153
.135
.117
.117
.116
.118
.118

.121

.126
.134
.129
.130

.169
.157
.158
.164
.162
.170
.169
.169
.170
.173
.184
.184
.234

.178
.181
.192
.203
.216
.234
.254
.275
.279
.270
.265
.265

.150
.147
.146
.149
.148
.155
.152
.152
.155
.148
-150
.150
.182

.153
. 155
.160
.166
.173
.176
.170
-186
.189
.194
.215
.241

120

R E T A IL PRIC ES, 1913 TO DECEM BER, 1919.
T a b l e C — AVERAGE AND RELATIVE3 RETAIL PRICES O F

BY MONTHS AND

BUTTE, MONT.—Concluded.

Year and m onth.

Milk,
Oleo­
evap­
marga­
orated,
rine,
15-16pound.
ounce can. Average
Average
price.
price.

N ut
marga­
rine,
pound.
Average
price.

Crisco,
pound.
Average
price.

Rolled
oats,
pound.
Average
price.

Com
flakes,
8-ounce
package.
Average
price.

Cream of
Wheat,
28-ounce
package.
Average
price.

$0.404
.376
.367
.364
.363
.371
.381
.420
.449
.445
.437
.440
.435

$0.089
.087
.086
.087
.087
.086
.087
.085
.091
.092
.093
.094
.091

$0.145
.147
.139
.144
.146
.146
.146
.144
.146
.144
.146
.145
.146

$0.302
.317
.300
.292
.297
.300
.297
.300
.300
.303
.300
.300
.312

1919—Concluded.
Average for year-----

January...............
February.............
March...................
April.....................
M ay......................
Jun e.....................
J u ly ......................
A ugust.................
September...........
October................
N ovem ber...........
December............

$0.168
.175
.171
.154
.151
.150
.154
.158
.174
.177
.179
.183
.185

4 In B utte more bananas are sold by the pound than b y the dozen.
T a b l e D .— A V E R A G E AND R E L A T IV E 3 F A M IL Y E X P E N D IT U R E S FO R 22

FOOD A R T IC L E S 1 COMBINED, B Y CITIES, 1915 TO 1919, B Y M ONTHS
AND Y E A R S.
BUTTE, M O N T.
Month.
Average for year

January.........
February.......
March............
A pril..............
M ay................
June...............
Ju ly ................
A ugust..........
September___
October.........
November___
December___

1915
$290.68

2 293. 62
2 287.55

2 284.60
2 284. 22
2 285. 91
2 288.99
2 293.18
2 292. 62
2 291.55
2 292.13
2 296.09
2 295.47

1916

1917

1918

$315.02
2 298.11
2 305.46
2 298.55
2 304.21
2 304.12
2 305.77
2 306.22
2 312.12
2 322.40
2 327.27
2 341.21
2 355.14

$401.99
2 353.57
2 360.75
2 368.00
2 394.74
2 400.65
2 415.69
2 413.63
2 422.44
2 418.07
2 421.43
2 422.46
2 411.36

$449. 36
2 431.20
2 429.22
3 404.50
3 406.43
2 435.98
2 438.54
2 452.60
2 466.40
2 463.21
2 467. 79
2 469.49
2 480.47

1919
$472. 66
* 481. m
2 432.57
2 461.09
2 466.85
2 473.3ft
2 474.34
2 490.37
2 484.12
2 468.04
2 464. 87
2 478. 7a
2 493.60

1 See footnote on p. 10.
2 Cost of year’s supply at prices charged in specified month. The expenditures for March and April,
1918, do not include any amount spent for hens, as b y order of the U. S. Food Administration no hens,
were sold in these months.
,3 N o relative figures are shown for B utte, as prices were not secured from this city until 1915.




121

G EN ERAL TABLES.

SPECIFIED FOOD A R TIC LE S,
Y E A R S— Continued.

BY

CITIES,

1913 TO

1919,

BUTTE, M O N T .— Concluded.

Macaroni,
pound.
Average
price.

Cabbage,
pound.
Average
price.

Beans,
baked,
No. 2 can.
Average
price.

Corn,
canned,
No. 2 can.
Average
price.

Peas,
canned,
No. 2 can.
Average
price.

Tomatoes,
canned,
No. 2 can.
Average
price.

$0.196
.193
.193
.198
.200
.192
.187
.188
.192
.199
.200
.203
.204

§0.059
.040
.056
.064
.062
.083
.071
.064
.066
.052
.048
.051
.053

$0.230
.256
.233
.221
.239
.229
.229
.231
.224
.231
.224
.222
.221

$0.189
.200
.189
.193
.193
.185
.187
.181
.187
.186
.184
.188
.189

$0.187
.198
.191
.190
.185
.179
.181
.179
.186
.186
.186
.188
.190

$0.182
.200
.190
.185
.183
.175
.169
.178
.176
.177
.180
.179
.187




Bananas,
pound.4
Average
price.

$0.130
.129
.129
.129
.129
.127
.127
.127
.127
.132
.131
.131
.142

Oranges,
dozen.
Average
price.

$0.531
.522
.491
.475
.522
.537
.534
.540
.524
.532
.538
.566
.588

122

RETAIL PRICES, 1913 TO DECEMBER, 1919.

A V E R A G E AN D R E L A T IV E R E T A IL PR IC E S OP
B Y M ONTHS AND
CHARLESTON, S. C.

T able

[Average prices for 1913=100.]

Sirloin steak Round steak
(pound).
(pound).

Rib roast
(pound).

Chuck roast
(pound).

Plate beef
(pound).

Pork chops
(pound).

Year and month.
Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­
age ative age ative age ative age ative age ative age ative
price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price.
1913: Av. for y e a r. . $0.217

January..............
February............
March..................
A pril....................
M ay.....................
June.....................
Ju ly.....................
A ugust................
September..........
October...............
November...........
December...........

.212
.210
.210
.223
.218
.223
.218
.218
.214
.218
.214
.225

100 $0.204

98
97
97
103
100
103
100
100
99
100
99
104

.200
.200
.200
.210
.205
.210
.200
.200
.204
.204
.208
.210

.229

106

January..............
February............
March..................
A pril...................
M ay.....................
June.....................
July .....................
A ugust................
September..........
October...............
N ovem ber...........
Decem ber...........

.215
.218
.232
.241
.233
.239
.239
.244
.218
.228
.223
.214

.215

99
100
107
111
107
110
110
112
100
105
103
99

.207
.207
.218
.228
.223
.225
.223
.229
.205
.204
.205
.204

1915: Av. for year ..

.203

94

.200

1914: Av. for y e a r . .

January..............
February............
March..................
A pril...................
M ay.....................
June.....................
J u ly .....................
A u gu st................
September..........
October...............
November...........
December...........

1916: Av. for year ..

January..............
February............
March..................
A pril...................
M ay.....................
June....................
J u ly.....................
A ugust................
September..........
October...............
November..........
December...........

1917: Av. for y e a r ..

January..............
February............
March..................
A pril...................
M ay.....................
June.....................
July.....................
A u gu st................
September..........
October...............
Novem ber...........
December...........




.214
.214
.200
.200
.203
.200
.200
.200
.200
.200
.203
.207

.228

.203
.203
.228
.228
.228
.242
.233
.233
.230
.240
.240
.224
.264

.234
.240
.260
.264
.274
.270
.264
.261
.273
.277
.275
.279

99
99
92
92
94
92
92
92
92
92
94
95

100 $0.202

100 $0.151

100 $0.118

.194
.193
.193
.213
.208
.213
.205
.200
.204
.200
.200
.200

96
96
96
105
103
105
101
99
101
99
99
99

.145
.150
.150
.163
.150
.‘ 150
.150
.158
.150
.150
.150
.150

96
99
99
108
99
99
99
105
99
99
99
99

.114
.114
.114
.121
.120
.119
.106
.119
.121
.121
.120
.125

105

98
98
98
103
100
103
98
98
100
100
102
103

100 $0,235

97
97
97
103
102
101
90
101
103
103
102
106

100

.228
.230
.230
.243
.223
.225
.200
.225
.250
.260
.250
.250

97
98
98
103
95
96
85
96
106
111
106
106
106

.213

105

.155

103

.123

104

.249

101
101
107
112
109
"110
109
112
100
100
100
100

.203
.207
.210
.220
.210
.214
.214
.225
.218
.206
.213
.210

101
102
104
109
104
106
106
111
108
102
105
104

.155
.150
.150
.158
.156
.160
. 156
.163
.158
.150
.150
.150

103
99
99
105
103
106
103
108
105
99
99
99

.115
.120
.125
.125
.125
.125
.125
.125
.125
.120
.125
.115

97
102
106
106
106
106
106
106
106
102
106
97

.250
.250
.250
.250
.250
.250
.250
.250
.250
.250
.250
.240

106
106
106
106
106
106
106
106
106
106
106
102

98

.200

.153

101

.113

96
96
97
95
97
95
96
99
96
96
92
92

.214

91

.113
.113
.114
.112
.115
.112
.113
.117
.113
.113
.108
.108

96

99
99
99
99
99
103
99
103
105
108
103
103

99

.200
.200
.200
.200
.200
.200
.200
.200
.200
.200
.200
.200

98
98
98
98
98
98
98
98
98
98
98
98

.200
.200
.196
.197
.197
.197
.197
.197
.205
.205
.205
.205

99
99
97
98
98
98
98
98
101
101
101
101

.150
.150
.150
.150
.150
.155
.150
.155
.158
.163
.155
.155

.208

102

.214
.206
.200
.207
.218
.220
.220
.220
.220
.223
.217
.200

91
88
85
88
93
94
94
94
94
95
92
85

101

.214

106

.158

105

.118

100

.237

.200
.200
.212
.218
.218
.213
.210
.207
.208
.204
.204
.204

98
98
104
107
107
104
103
101
102
100
100
100

.208
.208
.217
.217
.222
.225
.218
.217
.210
.210
.210
.210

103
103
107
107
110
111
108
107
104
104
104
104

.150
.150
.160
.165
.165
.168
.160
.163
.150
.158
.150
.156

99
99
106
109
109
111
106
108
99
105
99
103

.112
.116
.117
.121
.121
.121
.121
.117
.115
.115
.115
.120

95
98
99
103
103
103
103
99
97
97
97
102

.200
.200
.228
.228
.234
.230
.250
.250
.270
.250
.250
.250

85
85
97
97
100
98
106
106
115
106
106
106

122

.246

121

.235

116

.180

119

.143

135

.212
.214
.244
.247
.252
.248
.245
.242
.262
.258
.262
.260

109
107
114
126
125
123
115
117
119
126
127
121

.125
.125
.140
.150
.154
.144
.143
.141
.145
.150
.150
.143

121

.317

108
111
120
122
126
124
122
120
126
128
127
129

105

94
94
105
105
105
112
107
107
106
111
111
103

104
105
120
121
124
122
120
119
128
126
128
127

.210
.220
.236
.243
.238
.238
.233
.230
.240
.247
.247
.238

104
109
117
120
118
118
115
114
119
122
122
118

.165
.162
.172
.191
.188
.185
.173
.177
.180
.191
.192
.183

106
106
119
127
131
122
121
119
123
127
127
121

.244
.250
.252
.287
.313
.303
.304
.306
.395
.392
.385
.369

104
106
107
122
133
129
129
130
168
167
164
157

123

GENERAL TABLES.

SPECIFIED FOOD ARTICLES, BY CITIES, 1913 TO 1919,
YEARS—Continued.
CHARLESTON, S. C.
[Average prices fo r 1913=100.]

Bacon,
sliced
(pound).

Ham,
sliced
(pound).

Lard
(pound).

Lamb
(pound).

Hens
(pound).

Sal­
mon,
cann’d
pound.

Eggs (dozen).
Strictly
fresh.

Stor­
age.

Butter
(pound).

Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Aver­ Rel­
age ative
age ative age
age ative age ative age ative age ative age ative age
price. price price. price price. price price. price price. price price. price. price price. price. price
$0,257

.233
.230
.243
.255
.255
.258
.263
.275
.270
.266
.266
.270

100

$0,275

100 $0-150

100 $ 0 ,2 1 8

91
89
95
99
99
100
102
107
105
104
104
105

.260
.267
.267
.267
.267
.283
.283
.283
.288
.288
.275
.275

95
97
97
97
97
103
103
103
105
105
100
100

.139
.148
.150
.150
.150
.150
.ISO
.153
.153
.153
.150
.150

93
99
100
100
100
100
100
102
102
102
100
100

.200
.213
• 213
.218
.213
.213
.217
.213
.225
.225
.225
.240

100 $0,2 17

92
98
98
100
98
98
100
98
103
103
103
110

.212
.214
.218
.222
.214
.214
.222
.222
.219
.219
.215
.218
.224

.270

105

-254
.254
.254
.254
.255
.255
.283
.300
.288
.280
.280
.277

.2 8 6

104

.149

99

.22 6

104

99
99
99
99
99
99
no
117
112
109
109
108

.275
.275
.275
.275
.275
.283
.295
.295
.300
.300
.290
.290

100
100
100
100
100
103
107
107
109
109
105
105

.150
.150
.150
.150
.148
.148
.148
.145
.148
.148
.150
.148

100
100
100
100
99
99
99
97
99
99
100
99

.230
.230
.230
.240
.230
.230
.225
.240
.213
.213
•217
.213

106
106
106
110
106
106
103
110
98
98
100
98

.256
.268
.258
.258
.253
.253
.254
.254
.254
.254
.254
.254
.254

100

104
.278
100
.278
100
.270
98
.263
98
.263
99
.270
99 = .270
99
.263
99
.263
99
.263
99
.263
99
.270

.2 7 6

100

101
101
98
96
96
98
98
96
96
96
96
98

.141

94

.150
.150
.150
.150
.150
.150
.134
.125
.125
.128
.139
.143

100
100
100
100
100
100
89
83
83
85
93
95

.2 5 8

100

103

.167

.250
.250
.256
.256
.250
.254
-254
-256
-256
.268
.275
-275
.398
.270
.276
-296
.364
.407
.407
.414
.438
.450
.471
.486
.500

.283

97
.263
97
.263
100
.288
100
.288
97
.275
99
.283
99
.283
100 i .283
100
.290
104
.295
107
.295
107
.295

99

98
103
103
96
101
101
96
96
96
96
101
101

96
96
105
105
100
103
103
103
105
107
107
107

.143
.144
.144
.148
.154
.154
.160
.165
.178
.185
.210
.214

111

.2 4 4

112

95
96
96
99
103
103
107
110
119
123
140
143

.210
.240
.240
.263
.250
.250
.244
.234
.250
.250
.250
.250

96
110
110
121
115
115
112
107
115
115
115
115

.3 1 6

.283
.325
.350
.321
.313
.317
.284
.283
.307
.339
.344
.330

155

.3 8 0

138

105
107
115
142
158
158
161
170
175
183
189
195

.2 7 4

183

.295
.308
.333
.373
.359
.400
.362
.404
.404
.441
.436
.444

107
112
121
136
131
145
132
147
147
160
159
161

.212
.212
.230
.262
.275
.278
.275
.275
.292
.308
.321
.347

141
141
153
175
183
185
183
183
195
205
214
231




.21 6

.213
.225
.225
.210
.220
.220
.210
.210
.210
.210
.220
.220

.219
.221
.226
.224
.228
.228
.225
.225
.230
.227
.225
•213

100

$ 0,3 15

98
99
100
102
99
99
102
102
101
101
99
100
103

101
102
104
103
105
105
104
104
106
105
104
98

$ 0,3 78

100

.325
.325
.263
.254
.254
.253
.258
.300
.333
.350
.400
.467
...........
...........

...........

...........

.208

96 $ 0 ,2 13

.215
-213
.210
.208
.206
.207
.206
.203
.206
.206
.209
.206

99
98
97
96
95
95
95
94
95
95
96
95

.219

101

103 $0.248
.238
103
83 ...........
81
81
80
82
95
106
111
127
.335
148
.352

.402
.398
.404
.415
.362
.352
.340
.342
.370
.382
.378
.390

.327

104

.3 6 7

.407
.343
.340
.252
.270
.275
.295
.320
.350
.340
.360
.372

129
109
108
80
86
87
94
102
111
108
114
118

.355

.284
.288

.393
.363
.363
.337
.338
.348
.355
.370
.382
.383
.388
.382

100

106
105
107
110
96
93
90
90
98
101
100
103
97
104
96
96
89
89
92
94
98
101
101
103
101

.31 5

100

.356

94

.207
.207
.207
.207
.214
.225
.225
.225
.225
.225
.197
.197

.400
.325
.262
.280
.265
.270
.252
.310
.310
.350
.375
.379

127
"280*
103
.260
83 ...........
89
84
86
80
98
98
111
.282
119
120
.282

.375
.372
.360
.355
.360
.360
.350
.343
.343
.348
.353
.358

99
98
95
94
95
95
93
91
91
92
93
95

.2 0 0

.34 4

109

.210
.207
.214
.214
.214
.217
.223
.216
.226
.240
.230
.221

97
95
99
99
99
100
103
100
104
111
106
102

.197
.197
.200
-200
.200
.200
.200
.200
.200
.200
.200
.200

.392
.299
.302
.282
.283
.292
.298
.330
.375
.388
.430
.458

124
95
96
90
9093
95
105
119
123
131
145

145

.285

131

130
149
161
147
144
145
130
130
141
156
158
151

.223
.230
.254
.278
.277
.276
.275
.281
.303
.343
.349
.331

103
106
117
128
128
127
127
129
140
158
161
153

.2 3 5

.4 4 6

142

.204
.214
.213
.223
.225
.227
.238
.241
.249
.266
.262
.260

.480
.490
.340
.414
.380
.416
.401
.432
.480
.507
.513
.500

152
156
108
131
121
132
127
137
152
161
163
159

.391

.286
.216

.338
.363
.388
.450

.439
.410

103

.360
.358
.404
.422
.388
.376
.370
.368
.390
.406
.412
.442

95
95
107
112
103
99
98
97
103
107
109
117

.49 2

130

.446
.458
.460
.514
.482
.490
.477
.480
.500
.534
.525
.536

118
121
122
136
128
130
126
127
132
141
139
142

124

RE T A IL PRIC ES, 1913 TO DECEM BER, 1919.
T a b l e C__ AVERAGE AND RELATIVE RETAIL PRICES O P

BY MONTHS AND
CHARLESTON, S. C.— Continued.
[Average prices for 1913=100.]

Sirloin sieak Round steak
(pound).
(pound).

Chuck roast
(pound).

Rib roast
(pound).

Pork chops
(pound).

Plate beef
(pound).

Year and m onth.
Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­
age ative age ative age ative age ative age ative age ative
price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price.

1918: Av. for y e a r . . $0.354

163 $0.357

175 $0.305

January...............
February............
March..................
A pril...................
M ay.....................
June.....................
July.....................
A ugust................
September..........
October...............
November...........
December...........

.311
.308
.312
.323
.367
.377
.377
.373
.377
.379
.375
.373

143
142
144
149
169
174
174
172
174
175
173
172

.301
.298
.302
.323
.379
.377
.383
.386
.385
.388
.379
.377

1919: Av. for y e a r . .

.387

178

.384

177
174
183
188
188
184
181
179
170
171
174
174

.392
.368
.395
.407
.403
.397
.389
.379
.368
.364

192
180
194
200
198
195
191
186
180
178
182
181

151 $0,248

188

.385

January...............
February.............
March..................
A pril...................
M ay.....................
Juno.....................
July.....................
A ugust................
September..........
October...............
November...........
December...........

.377
.397
.407
.408
.400
.393
.388

.369
.370

.377

.378

.372

.370

148
146
148
158
186
185
188
189
189
190
186
185

.262
.263

164 $0,208

130
130
133
141
157
161
158
157
158
162
160
162

.300

.305

.267

177

161
158
169
170
173
169
160
161
149
149
149
151

.325
.320
.341
.343
.349
.342
.323
.325
.300
.300

134
139
138
150
169
174
174
176
177
184
181
175

160

.318
.325
.320
.318
.319
.327
.323
.327

.203
.210
.208
.226
.255
.262
.262
.265
.268
.278
.273
.264

.273
.264
.282
.287
.288
.281
.269
.264
.248
.242
.254
.252

181
175
187
190
191
186
178
175
164
160
168
167

.181
.181
.190
.201
.218
.215
.217
.220
.210
.225
.218
.214
.225
.214
.221
.227
.222
.216
.211
.202
.188
.188
.188
.190

176 $0,413

153
153
161
170
185
182
184
186
178
191
185
181

.358
.363
.362
.383
.392
.393
.400
.407
.452
.505
.483
.458

176

.443

191
181
187
192
188
183
179
171
159
159
159
161

.471
.406
.397
.424
.447
.461
.467
.456
.453
.444
.447
.437

176

152
154
154
163
167
167
170
173
192
215
206
195

189

200
173
169
180
190
196
199
194
193
189
190
186

Bread (pound).
Cheese (pound).

Milk, fresh
(quart).

Year and month.

Scaling
weight.

Baked weight.

Aver­
age
price.
1913: Av. for year........

January...................
February.................
March................. .
A pril........................
M ay..........................
June.........................
J u ly .........................
A ugust.....................
Septem ber..............
October...................
N ovem ber...............
December................

1914: Av. for year .

.

January...................

March......................
A pril........................
M ay..........................
June.........................
July..........................
A ugust.....................
September...............
October...................
N ovem ber...............
December................

Rela­
tive
price.

Aver­
age
price.

Rela­
tiv e
price.

Aver­
age
price.

Aver­
age
price.

$0.206

Rela­
tive
price.

100

$0.118

100

$0,054

$0,061

.205
.210
.210
.208
.203
.200
.200
.205
.205
.210
.210
.210

100
102
102
101
99
97
97
100
100
102
102
102

.117
.117
.117
.117
.117
.117
.117
.117
.120
.120
.120
.120

99
99
99
99
99
99
99
99
102
102
102
102

.053
.055
.055
.053
.053
.052
.055
.053
.057
.052
.057
.057

.060
.062
.062
.060
.060
.059
.062
.060
.064
.059
.064
.064

98
102
102
98
98
97
102
98
105
97
105
105

.211

102

.120

102

.056

.063

102
102
102
102
102
102
102
102
102
102
102
102

.053
.053
.055
.057
.057
.057
.053
.053
.058
.059
.059
.057

.205
.210
.210
.213
.220
.218
.210
.210
.210
.210
.210
.210

100
102
102
103
107
106
102
102
102
102
102
102

.120
.120
.120
.120
.120
.120
.120
.120
.120
.120
.120
.120

.060
.060
.062
.064
.064
.064
.060
.060
.065
.066
.066
.064

100

Flour, wheat
(pound).
Aver­ Rela­
age
tive
price. 1 price.
i
$0,037

100
100
100
100
100
100
010
100
103
103
100
100

103

.037

98
98
102
105
105
105
98
98
107
108
108
105

100

.037
.037
.037
.037
.037
.037
.036
.037
.038
.038
.038
.038

100
100
100
100
100
100
97
100
103
103
103
103

i N o h e n s s o l d i n M a r c h a n d A p r i l , 191 8 , b y o r d e r o f t h e U . S . F o o d A d m i n i s t r a t i o n .




100

.037 1
.037
.037
.037
.037
.037
.037
.037
.038
.038
.037
.037

125

GENERAL TABLES.

SPECIFIED FOOD ARTICLES, BY CITIES, 1913 TO 1919,
YEARS—Continued.

CHARLESTON, S. C.—Continued.
[Average prices for 1913=100.]

Bacon,
sliced
(pound).

Ham,
sliced
(pound).

Lard
(pound).

Lamb
(pound).

Hens
(pound).

Sal­
mon,
cann’d
pound.

Eggs (dozen).
Strictly
fresh.

Storage.

Butter
(pound).

Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Aver­ Rel­
age ative age ative age ative age ative age ative age
age ative age
age ative
price. price price. price price. price price. price price. price price. price. price price. price. price
$0.556

228

251
227
219
218
226
236
244
242
233
218
216
211

.546
.521
.521
.538
.550
.562
.571
.568
.542
.523
.530
.520

Corn meal
(pound).

154
164
171
178
193
183
180
175
171
175
183
185

.353
.363

.416
.430
.457
.472
.478
.472

.268
.274
.280
.280
.280
.287
.292
.292
.300
.305
.311
.299

253

.481

.313

239
226
226
231
256
269
284
286
268
249
255
253

187

.359
.339
.339
.346
.384
.403
.426
.429
.402
.373
.383
.380

.541

.645
.583
.564
.559
.581
.606
.626
.622
.600
.560
.554
.543

176 $0.428

189
183
189
198
187.
187
185
183
189
180
189
185

.491
.492
.479
.479

$0.340

.481
.460
.460
.470
.470
.483
.473
.480
.507
.532
.540
.550

.587

227 $0.384
227
.336
.357
225
227
.373
.387
225
224
.421
222
.398
.392
219
223
.381
223
.373
233
.381
237
.400
.403
237

.380

216 $0.491

.508 198
.507 197
.506 197
.521 203
.518 202
.538 209
.546 *212
.503 219
.592 230
.621 242
.619 241
.630 245

.340
.338
.340
.337
.336
.333
.329
.335
.334
.349
.356
.355

Rice (pound).

.411
.400
.411
.432
.408
.408
.404
.400
.411
.392
.411
.404

$0.289 $0. 536

i
.422

.314
.305
.301
.301
.304
.305
.309
.302
.310
.324
.331
.347

.463
.471
.463
.485
.488
.492

Sugar, granu­
lated (pound).

Potatoes
(pound).

.633
.650
.438
.470
.460
.405
.461
.513
.533
.555
.590
.727

$0.584

$0.521
.617

.531
.541

.561
.569
.580
.534
.534
.528
.539
.546
.575
.666
.672
.701

.590

.765
.553
.509
.499
.527
.544
.540
. 554
.568
.567
.686
.767

.676

.548
.570
.583

Coffee (pound).

.734
.585
.661
.741
.722
.671
.647
.638
.651
.686
.736
.764

Rela­
tiv e
price.

Aver­
age
price.

Rela­
tiv e
price.

Aver­
age
price.

Rela­
tiv e
price.

Aver­
age
price.

Rela­
tive
price.

Aver­
age
price.

Rela­
tiv e
price.

Aver­
age
price.

$0.024

100

$0,022

100

100

.053
.050
.050
.050
.050
.050
.050
.051
.054
.050
.050
.050

104
98
98
98
98
98
98
100
106
98
98
98

$0.263

91
91
91
91
91
109
100
105
105
100
100
100

$0,051

100

.020
.020
.020
.020
.020
.024
.022
.023
.023
.022
.022
.022

$0.500

.056

110

100

96
96
96
96
96
100
100
100
108
108
108
108

$0,055

.028

117

.056

.027
.027
.027
.027
.028
.028
.028
.028
.028
.028
.028
.027

113
113
113
113
117
117
117
117
117
117
117
113




.055
.055
.056
.056
.055
.055
.055
.055
.055
.056
.056
.056
.056
.056
.056
.056
.056
.056
.056
.056
.056
.056
.056
.056

100
100
102
102
100
100
100
100
100
102
102
102

102

102
102
102
102
102
102
102
102
102
102
102
102

.022

.022
.023
.023
.022
.023
.026
.035
.023
.020
.017
.017
.017

100

100
105
105
100
105
118
159
105
91
77
77
77

.049
.048
.047
.046
.046
.048
.050
.078
.077
.071
.056
.056

96
94
92
90
90
94
98
153
151
139
110
110

.260
.260
.260
.260
.260
.263
.263
.263
.263
.268
.268
.268
.255

.255
.255
.255
.255
.255
.255
.255
.255
.255
.255
.255
.255

99
99
99
99
99
100
100
100
100
102
102
102

97

97
97
97
97
97
97
97
97
97
97
97
97

148
151

153
141

141
140
143
144
152
176
178
185
181

194
155
175
196
191
178
171
169
172
181
195
202

Tea (pound).

Aver­
age
price.

.023
.023
.023
.023
.023
.024
.024
.024
.026
.026
.026
.026

155

.500
.500
.500
.500
.500
.500
.500
.500
.500
.500
.500
.500

.500

.500
.500
.500
.500
.500
.500
.500
.500
.500
.500
.500
.500

Relartive
price.
100

100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100

100

100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100

126

RETAIL PRICES, 1913 TO DECEMBER, 1919.
T able

C .—A V E R A G E AND R E L A T IV E R E T A IL PRICES OF
B Y M ONTHS AND
CHARLESTON, S. C.— Continued.
[Average prices for 1913=100.]
Bread (pound).

Cheese
(pound).

Milk, fresh
(quart).

Year and month.

Scaling
weight.

Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Rela­ Aver­
age
tive
age
tive
age
price. price. price. price. price.

Baked
weight.

Flour, wheat
(pound).

V JIJUJLUiL
A
J Lc
(pound).

Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Rela­
tiv e
age
tive
age
tive
age
price. price. price. price. price. price.

1915: Av. for y e a r. . . $0.218

January................
February.............
March...................
A pril....................
M ay......................
June.....................
J u ly ......................
A ugust.................
Septem ber...........
October................
N ovem ber...........
December............

106

$0,121

$0.059

$0.066

108

122

105
107
107
107
107
107
107
104
102
104
105
109

103

$0.045

.216
.220
.220
.220
.220
.220
.220
.215
.210
.215
.217
.225

$0.028

117

.120
.120
.120
.120
.120
.120
.120
.120
.120
.125
.125
.125

102
102
102
102
102
102
102
102
102
106
106
106

.059
.061
.060
.060
.059
.059
.059
.059
.059
.058
.059
.059

.066
.069
.068
.068
.066
.066
.066
.066
.066
.066
.066
.066

108
113
111
111
108
108
108
108
108
108
108
108

.042
.048
.050
.050
.050
.048
.044
.041
.041
.041
.041
.042

114
130
135
135
135
130
119
111
111
111
111
114

.027
.027
.027
.027
.028
.028
.028
.028
.028
.028
.027
.027

113
113
113
113
117
117
117
117
117
117
113
113

1916: Av. for y e a r. . .

.247

120

.129

109

.063

.071

117

108
108
121
108
108
108
108
108
108
108
108
108

.047

127

.059
.059
.059
.062
.062
.062
.062
.066
.063
.064
.066
.066

.066
.066
.066
.070
.070
.070
.070
.074
.071
.072
.074
.074

109
109
109
115
115
115
115
122
117
119
122
122

.027

113

.026
.026
.027
.027
.027
.028
.027
.027
.028
.028
.029
.029

108
108
113
113
113
117
113
113
117
117
121
121

.082

.092

151

208

January................
February.............
March...................
A pril.....................
May......................
June.....................
J u ly......................
A ugust.................
Septem ber...........
October................
N ovem ber...........
December............
1917: Av. for y e a r. . .

January................
February.............
March...................
A pril.....................
M ay......................
June.....................
July......................
A ugust.................
Septem ber...........
October................
Novem ber............
December............

1918: Av. for y ea r. . .

.233
.240
.242
.242
.238
.232
.232
.232
.250
.260
.276
.290

.322

113
117
117
117
116
113
113
113
121
126
134
141

156

.300
.300
.318
.323
.325
.322
.315
.309
.321
.345
.341
.341

146
146
154
157
158
156
153
150
156
167
166
166

.140

119

.128
.128
.128
.128
.135
.133
.140
.140
.140
.160
.160
.155

108
108
108
108
114
113
119
119
119
136
136
131

.360

175

.181

153

January................
February.............
March...................
A pril.....................
May......................
June.....................
July......................
A ugust.................
Septem ber...........
October................
N ovem ber...........
December............

.343
.352
.353
.341
.327
.319
.326
.338
.357
.396
.420
.445

167
171
171
166
159
155
158
164
173
192
204
216

1919: Av. for y e a r . . .

.425

206

January................
February.............
March...................
April.....................
.May......................
J u n e....................
July......................
A ugust.................
Septem ber...........
October................
N ovem ber...........
December............




.128
.128
.143
.128
.128
.128
.128
.128
.128
.128
.128
.128

.463
.424
.399
.436
.427
.422
.423
.428
.421
.412
.419
.426

225
206
194
212
207
205
205
208
204
200
203
207

. 155
.155
.160
.185
.185
.190
.185
.190
.185
.180
.200
.200

.214

.200
.203
.203
.203
.203
.203
.207
.207
.207
.235
.247
.250

131
131
136
157
157
161
157
161
157
153
169
169

.066
.066
.066
.069
.076
.089
.091
.094
.091
.091
.094
.090

.074
.074
.074
.078
.086
.100
.102
.106
.102
.106
.106
.101

121
121
121
128
141
164
167
174
167
174
174
166

.100

164

.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
. 100
. 100
.100
. 100
. 100
.100

164
164
164
164
164
164
164
164
164
164
164
164

181

.101

169
172
172
172
172
172
175
175
175
199
209
212

. 100
.100
. 100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100

166

164
164
164
164
164
164
164
164
164
164
164
164

.042
.045
.036
.043
.043
.043
.042
.047
.051
.053
.056
.057

114
122
97
116
116
116
114
127
138
143
151
154

.073

197

.058
.059
.060
.067
.081
.081
.078
.078
.079
.078
.077
.078

.050

157
159
162
181
219
219
211
211
214
211
208
211

.029
.030
.032
.041
.049
.048
.049
.058
.060
.069
.068
.066

121
125
133
171
204
200
204
242
250
288
283
275

254

.072

195

.061

.077
.076
.074
.074
.073
.070
.070
.071
.071
.071
.070
.070

208
205
200
200
197
189
189
192
192
192
189
189

.064
.061
.065
.064
.064
.057
.058
.062
.062
.061
.058
.054

.076

205

.071
.071
.073
.075
.077
.078
.078
.077
.076
.078
.077
.078

192
192
197
203
208
211
211
208
205
211
208
211

.053

.051
.050
.049
.050
.050
.050
.055
.062
.061
.057
.053
.052

267
254
271
267
267
238
242
258
258
254
242
225
221

213
208
204
208
208
208
229
258
254
238
221
217

127

GENERAL TABLES.

SPECIFIED FOOD ARTICLES, BY CITIES, 1913 TO 1919,
YEARS—Continued.
CHARLESTON, S. C.— Continued.
[Average prices for 1913=100.]

Rice
(pound).

Potatoes
(pound).

Sugar,
granulated
(pound).

Coffee
(pound).

Tea
(pound).

Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Rela­
tive
tive
tive
age
tive
tiv e
age
age
age
age
price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price.

102
105
105
105
104
98
96
96
98
96
95
96

.017
.017
.017
.016
.016
.023
.015
.016
.016
.020
.020
.022

82 $0.062
77
.057
77
.059
77
.061
73
.063
73
.064
.064
105
68
.065
73
.064
73
.059
91
.057
91
.063
100
.065

122 $0.251
112
116
120
124
125
125
127
125
116
112
124
127

.262
.262
.262
.262
.244
.244
.243
.243
.243
.243
.253
.253

.050
.051
.051
.050
.050
.050
.050
050
.050
.050
.050
.050
.050

91
93
93
91
91
91
91
91
91
91
91
91
91

.029
.026
.027
.026
.027
.026
.031
.026
.026
.029
.030
.039
.037

132
118
123
118
123
118
141
118
118
132
136
177
168

.075
.065
.065
.059
.076
.080
.083
.085
.078
.071
.076
.084
.080

147
127
127
116
149
157
163
167
153
139
149
165
157

.237
.253
.253
.234
.234
.234
.234
.234
.234
.234
.234
.234
.234

.071
.050
.050
.050
*058
.069
.069
072
.082
.084
.094
.088
.086

129
91
91
91
105
125
125
131
149
153
171
160
156

.047
.045
.058
059
.063
.061
.059
.048
.038
.029
.036
.038
.033

214
205
264
268
286
277
268
218
173
132
164
173
150

.104
.091
.092
.087
.093
.093
.098
.106
.112
.117
.120
.120
.118

189
165
167
158
169
169
178
193
204
213
218
218
215

.038
.039
.043
.036
.021
.031
.027
.034
.043
.048
.049
.046
.042

.133
.125
.125
.123
.120
.119

242
227
227
224
218
216
220
245
262
256
262
269
267

.045
.038
038
.036
.040
.041
.051
.046
.057
.049
.047
.047
.046

$0.055
.056
.058
.058
.058
.057
.054
.053
.053
.054
.053
.052
.053

.121

.135
.144
.141
.144
.148
.147

100 $0.018

95 $0.491
100
.500
100
.500
100
.500
100
.500
93
.480
93
.475
92
.475
92
.475
92
.475
92
. 475
96
.517
96
.517

98
100
100
100
100
96
95
95
95
95
95
103
103

90
96
96
89
89
89
89
89
89
89
89
89
89

.500
.500
.500
.500
.500
.500
.500
.500
.500
.500
.500
.500
.500

100

.090
176
.276
.075
147
.234
.078
153
.234
.084
165
.234
.090
176
.301
.096
188
.298
.090
176
.293
.088
173
.288
.095 ‘ 186
.282
.095
186
.282
.096
188 . .288
192
098
.282
.100
196
.293

105
89
89
89
114
113
111
110
107
107
110
107
111

173
177
195
164
95
141
123
155
195
218
223
209
191

.094
.098
.091
.090
.090
.090
.088
.089
.089
.091
.103
.104
.107

184
192
178
176
176
176
173
175
175
178
202
204
210

.282
.274
.282
.281
.274
.274
.282
.276
.281
.281
.289
.288
.307

205
173
173
164
182
186
232
209
259
223
214
214
209

.107
.106
.106
.106
.104
.105
.109
.110
.110
.109

.110

216
210
208
208
208
204
206
214
216
216
214
218
275

.426
.330
.357
.382
.389
.412
.414
.433
.466
.480
.476
.484
.486

Onions,
pound.
Aver­
age
price.




.111
.140

Beans, Prunes, Raisins,
navy,
seeded,
pound. pound. pound.
A ver­ Aver­
Aver­
age
age
age
price.
price.
price.

0.044
.040
.041
.041
.043
.049
.049
.045
.045
.045
.043
.042
.042

$0.070
.064
.067
.068
.068
.065
.067
.071
.071
.068
.069
.072
.084

$0.127
.129
.129
.125
.125
.130
.127
.127
.127
.127
.127
.131
.124

.052
100
.044
100
.046
100
.049
100
.057
100
.052
100
.052
100
.055
100
.053
100
. 051
100
.048
100 > .055
100
.063

.095
.088
.091
.087
.085
.087
.087
.097
.099
.089
.092
.114
.122

.129
.125

.595
.500
.500
.500
.587
.578
.616
.607
.656
.655
.664
.630
.643

119
100
100
100
117
116
123
121
131
131
133
126
129

.080
.078
.013
. 145
.153
.095
.069
.052
.051
.047
.051
055
.051

.158
.135
.151
.155
.160
.160
.157
.153
.144
.163
.161
.172
.187

.151
.137
.137
.137
.142
.149
.147
.153
.149
.168
.168
.166
.164

.135
.130
.i3 a
.133
.122
.125
.130
.124
.130
.138
.149
.153
.150

107
104
107
107
104
104
107
105
107
107
110
110
117

.657
.611
.636
. 645
.640
.640
.646
.657
.675
.654
.677
.697
.701

131
122
127
129
128
128
129
131
135
131
135
139
140

.055
.056
.053
.051
.044
.061
.056
.058
.061
.060
.059
.053
.050

. 1S3
.190
.191
.194
.193
.194
.194
.194
.193
.197
.193
.192
.192

.178
.161
.160
.165
.163
.167
.168
.171
.177
.181
.195
.208
.217

.156
.150
.150
.150
.150
.150
.150
.155
.159
.159
.165
.166
.17 1

162
125
136
145
148
157
157
165
177
183
181
184
185

.776
.737
747
.750
.755
.784
.771
.760
.764
.800
.812
.813
.813

155
147
149
150
151
157
154
152
153
160
162
163
163

.089
.047
.049
.067
.087
.125
.145
.128
.094
.078
.075
.079
.091

.147
.179
.164
.144
.141
.139
.139
.141
.136
.143
.145
.148
.147

.258
.215
.226
.230
.232
.249
.251
.255
.261
.288
.292
.300
.296

.183
.166
.166
.168
.164
.159
.162
.165
.179
.196
.213
.225
.230

.120
.123
.123
.123
.130
.130
.130
.130
.138
.138
.134

$0,106
.104
.103
.103
.103
.104
.105
.105
.105
.105
.105
.117
.118
.114

.110
.110
.112
.112
.112
.115
.115
.115
.115
.113

.122
.122

128

RETAIL PRICES, 1013 TO DECEMBER, 1919.
T a b le

C.—AVERAGE AND RELATIVE RETAIL PRICES OF
BY MONTHS AND

CHARLESTON, S. C.—Concluded.

Year and month.

Milk,
evap­
orated,
15-16ounce can.
Average
price.

Oleo­
margar­
ine,
pound.
Average
price.

N ut
margar­
ine,
pound.
Average
price.

Crisco,
pound.
Average
price.

Rolled
oats,
pound.
Average
price.

Corn
flakes,
8-ounce
package.
Average
price.

Cream of
Wheat,
28-ounce
package.
Average
price.

$0,433

$0,432

$0,364

$0,098

$0,149

.420
.415
.409
.410
.415
.427
.441
.448
.448
.450
.450
.457

.403
.403
.397
.406
.410
.430
.447
.457
.457
.457
.457
.457

.095
.093
.094
.097
.092
.095
.094
.097
.101
.104
.104
.104

$0.252

.148
.149
.150
.149
.149
.149
.149
.149
.149
.149
.149
.149

.250
.250
.250
.250
.250
.250
.250
.250
.250
.250
.250
.277

1919—Concluded.
Average for year.........

January.....................
February..................
March........................
April................... .
M ay...........................
June..........................
J u ly ...........................
August......................
September................
October.....................
November................
December.................

$0.162

.173
.173
.151
.150
.151
.152
.159
.163
.166
.167
.-169
.172

.340
.341
.340
.335
.337
.345
.384
.397
.393
.379
.390
.387

T a b l e B .— A V E R A G E AND R E L A T IV E F A M IL Y E X P E N D IT U R E S FO R 22

AND
CHARLESTON, S. C.
[Average expenditure for the year 1913=100.]
1913

1914

1915

Month.
Average.
Average for year.........

January....................
February.................
March.......................
A p ril........................
M av..........................
June..........................
J u ly ..........................
A ugust.....................
September...............
October....................
Novem ber................
D ecem ber................




$348. 60

2 341.94

2 343.26
2 340. 03
2 346.69
2 337.13
2 342. 01
2 337.35
2 346. 76

2 357.59
2 358.58
2 360.15
2 369.24

Relative.
100

98
98
98
99
97
98
97
99
103
103
103
106

Average.
$358.18

2 359. 88
352. 05
2 354. 32
2 345. 29
2 346. 74
2 352.53
2 363.90
2 370. 30
2 369.74
2 363.59
2 361. 79
2 3 5 7 .87
2

i See footnote on p. 10.

Relative.
103

103
101
102
99
99
101
104
106
106
104
104
103

Average.
$347.98

2 358. 00
2 353.37
2 345.18
2 345.18
2 344. 49
2 349. 36
2 336. 98
2 338. 69
2 338.10
2 346. 34
2 351.66
2 354.91

R elative.
100

103
101
99
99
99
100
97
97
97
99
101
102

GENERAL TABLES.

SPECIFIE D FOOD AR TIC LE S,
Y E A R S— Continued.

BY

CITIES,

129

1913 TO

1919,

CHARLESTON, S. C.— Concluded.

Macaroni,
pound.
Average
price.

Cabbage,
pound.
Average
price.

Beans,
baked,
No. 2 can.
Average
price.

Com,
canned,
No. 2 can.
Average
price.

Peas,
canned,
No. 2 can.
Average
price.

Tomatoes,
canned,
No. 2 can.
Average
price.

$0,209

$0,065

$0.160

$0,215

$0.220

$0,157

.202
.206
.208
.211

.046
.046
.061
.094
.072
.058
.073
.074
.065
.064
.059
.065

.213

.212
.212
.209
.209
.211
.209
.207

.192
.183
.170
.156
. 153
.151
.153
.153
.153
.154
.154
.153

.223
.220
.218
.215
.212
.210
.218
.216
.218
.212
.210
.207

.227
.227
.228
.213
.213
.212
.214
.223
.224
.221
.218
.219

.161
.157
.154
.159
.159
.155
.156
.157
.161
.156
.156
.157

Oranges,
dozen.
Average
price.

Bananas,
dozen.
Average
price.

$0,420

$0,548

.408
.400
.400
.400
.418
.410
.393
.450
.433
.429
.440
.460

.444
.450

.571
.572

.610
.600
.640
.650
.567
.515
.470
.491

FOOD A R T IC L E S 1 COMBINED, B Y CITIES, 1913 TO 1919, B Y MONTHS
Y E A R S.
CHARLESTON, S. C.
[Average expenditure for the year 1913=100.]
1916
Average.

1917
R elative.

$377.60

2 358.07
2 352.02
2 361.59
2 369.42
2 365.71
2 371.65
2 369.11
2 373.78
2 385. 98
2 395. 06
2 412.58
2 416.18

108

103
101
104
106
105
107
106
107
111
113
118
119

Average.

1918
Relative.

$504.70

2 424.23
2 440. 65
2 445. 36
2 497.28
2 511. 89
2 517.76
2 501. 80
2 511.03
2 527.82
2 558. 25
2 561.14
2 558.58

145

122
126
128
143
147
149
144
147
151
160
161
160

Average.
$615.25

586. 34
589. 98
2 542.05
2 543. 41
2 590.70
2 584. 57
2 594. 83
2 615. 07
2 634. 80
2 665. 52
2 668. 74
2 681.40
2
2

1919
Relative.
176

168
169
163
163
169
168
171
176
182
191
192
195

Average.
$681. 89

2 692.50
2 638.70

2 645. 26
2 665. 70
2 680. 76
2 689.18
2 690. 88
2 699. 57
2 683. 46
2 679. 34
2 699. 39
2 713.67

Relative.
196

199
183
185
191
195
198
198
201
196
195
201
205

2 Cost of year’s supply at prices charged in specified month. The expenditures for March and April,
1918, do not include any amount spent for hens, as by order of the U . S. Food Administration no hens were
sold in these months.

146684°— 21— B ull. 270------- 9




130

RETAIL PRICES, 1913 TO DECEMBER, 1919.
T a b le

C.— A V E R A G E AND R E L A T IV E R E T A IL P R IC E S O F :
B Y MONTHS AND
CHICAGO, ILL.
[Average prices for 1913—100.]

Sirloin steak Round steak
(pound).
(pound).

Rib roast
(pound).

Chuck roast
(pound).

Plate beef
(pound).

Pork chops
(pound).

Year and month.
Aver­ ,Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­
age ative age ative age ative age ative age ative age ative
price. pnce. price. price. price. price. pnce. price. price. price. price. price.
1913: Av. for year .. $0.232

January..............
February............
March..................
A pril...................
M ay.....................
June....................
J u ly .....................
A ugust................
Septem ber..........
October...............
November...........
December...........

.210
.209
.220
.223
.226
.234
.242
.241
.243
.248
.247
.241

1914: Av. for year ..

100 $0,202

91
90
95
96
97
101
104
104
105
107
106
104

.182
.186
.189
.190
.191
.203
.213
.212
.214
.216
.214
.212

.224

.255

110

January..............
February.............
March..................
A pril...................
M ay.....................
June....................
J u ly.....................
A ugust................
September..........
October...............
November...........
December...........

.248
.241
.242
.244
.247
.245
.260
.277
.267
.268
.263
.253

107
104
104
105
106
106
112
119
115
116
113
109

1915: Av. for year ..

.257

111

January..............
February............
March..................
A p ril...................
M ay.....................
Jun e....................
J u ly .....................
A ugust................
Septem ber..........
October...............
November...........
December...........

.257
.258
.245
.251
.259
.265
.263
.265
.268
.260
.249
.248

1916: Av. for year ..

.268

111
111
106
108
112
114
113
114
116
112
107
107

116

January..............
February............
March..................
A p ril...................
M ay.....................
June....................
J u ly .....................
A ugust................
September..........
October...............
November...........
December...........

.250
.251
.261
.268
.272
.280
.281
.276
.277
.274
.268
,262

108
108
113
116
117
121
121
119
119
118
116
113

1917: Av. for year ..

.293

126

January..............
February............
March..................
A pril...................
M ay.....................
June.....................
July .....................
A u g u st...............
September..........
October...............
Novem ber...........
D ecem ber._____




.265
.273
.269
.292
.293
.303
.302
.308
.315
.306
.297
.292

114
118
116
126
126
131
130
133
136
132
128
126

.212
.211
.210
.213
.215
.218
.233
.244
.236
.238
.234
.219

.221

.218
.214
.211
.215
.220
.225
.230
.231
.233
.226
.216
.210
.226

.208
.209
.211
.219
.226
.237
.241
.238
.240
.235
.225
.221

.258

.227
.236
.233
.256
.257
.269
.266
.373
.281
.273
.265
.260

100 $0.195

90
92
94
94
95
101
105
105
106
107
106
105

.182
.181
.194
.197
.191
.200
.202
.202
.203
.201
.195
.197

111

.207
.196
.193
.194
.201
.204
.202
.212
.227
.217
.219
.211
.204

105
104
104
105
106
108
115
121
117
118
116
108
109

.213

100 $0,154

100 $0.190

100

.112
.114
.113
.112
.113
.114
.119
.120
.120
.118

95
96
97
99
98
97
98
99
103
104
104
103

.160
.163
.179
.195
.180
.188
.204
.209
.218
.210
.193
.179

84
86
94
103
95
99
107
110
115
111
102
94

.124

108

.119
.118
.119
.120
.122
.121
.122
.132
.129
.130
.127
.129

103
103
103
104
106
105
106
115
112
113
110
112

.198

104

.125

109

100 $0.115

93
93
99
101
98
103
104
104
104
103
100
101

.143
.139
.153
.154
.152
.159
.159
.157
.159
.158
.159
.157

93
90
99
100
99
103
103
102
103
103
103
102

.109

106

.169

110

101
99
99
103
105
104
109
116
111
112
108
105

.158
.156
.160
.161
.162
.162
.174
.182
.181
.179
.177
.171

103
101
104
105
105
105
113
118
118
116
115
111

.167

108

109

.110

108
106
104
106
109
111
114
114
115
112
107
104

.212
.210
.208
.208
.208
.215
.220
.220
.218
.213
.209
.209

109
108
107
107
107
110
113
113
112
109
107
107

.168
.169
.166
.166
.166
.165
.169
.173
.173
.170
.159
.157

112

.219
.206
.201
.206
.220
.222
.231
.229
.225
.227
.223
.219
.220

112

.166

.241

124

.203

132

.156

.223
.228
.216
.241
.244
.251
.246
.251
.258
.247
.245
.242

114
117
111
124
125
129
126
129
132
127
126
124

.167
.176
.182
.205
.209
.220
.217
.213
.220
.213
.206
.205

108
114
118
133
136
143
141
138
143
138
134
133

.130
.137
.137
.155
.161
.168
.165
.167
.165
.165
.162
.159

103
103
104
108
112
117
119
118
119
116
111
109

128

112
117
115
127
127
133
132
135
139
135
131
129

106
103
106
113
114
118
117
115
116
114
112
113

.155
.151
.159
.164
.163
.175
.172
.173
.177
.171
.167
.165

109
110
108
108
108
107
110
112
112
110
103
102

108

101
98
103
106
106
114
112
112
115
111
108
107

.130
.128
.124
.124
.124
.124
.126
.126
.126
.126
.124
.123

.127

.123
.123
.124
.124
.124
.129
.128
.128
.129
.128
.131
.131

.179
.187
.184
.198
.208
.190
.204
.239
.220
.205
.197
.164

.190

113
111
108
108
108
108
110
110
110
110
108
107

.155
.155
.155
.191
.191
.188
.207
.214
.231
.237
.196
.165

110

.211

107
107
108
108
108
112
111
111
112
111
114
114

.170
.170
.194
.207
.211
.218
.217
.239
.264
.233
.212
.201

136

.294
.227
.250
.258
.285
.274
.279
.292
.322
.374
.358
.312
.298

113
119
119
135
140
146
143
145
143
143
141
138

94
98
97
104
109
100
107
126
116
108
104
86
100

82
82
82
101
101
99
109
113
122
125
103
87

111

89
89
102
109
111
115
114
126
139
123
112
106
155

119
132
136
150
144
147
154
169
197
188
164
157

131

GENERAL TABLES.

SPECIFIE D FOOD A R TIC LE S , B Y CITIES, 1913 TO 1919,
Y E A R S — Continued.
CHICAGO, ILL.
[Average prices for 1913=100.]

Bacon,
sliced
(pound).

Ham, sliced
(pound).

Lard
(pound).

Lamb
(pound).

Hens
(pound).

Sal­
mon,
cann’d
pound.

Eggs (dozen).
Strictly
fresh.

Stor­
age.

Butter
(pound).

Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Aver­ Rel­
age ative
age ative age
age ative age ative age ative age ative age ative age
price. price price. pnce price. price price. price pnce. price price. price. price price. price. price
$0.316
.313
.290
.298
.314
.314
.320
.327
.320
.326
.327
.324
.320

100 $0.318
99
.308
92
.295
94
.313
99
.325
99
.325
.324
101
.323
103
.322
101
.322
103
103
.320
.323
103
.318
101

100 $0.149
97
.148
.147
93
98
.146
10?
.149
102
.147
10?
.150
10?
.151
101
.151
101
.150
101
.150
102
.150
100
.150

100 $0 198
.187
99
99
.191
98
197
100
?07
99
?03
101
?02
101
?02
101
199
101
199
101
, 198
101
.193
101
.194

100 $0.193
.174
94
.194
96
99
.199
105
.211
103
.212
102
.203
102
.202
101
.197
101
.192
100
.184
97
.174
98
.177

100
90
101
103
109
110
105
105
102
99
95
90
92

$0.292
.327
.273
.234
.229
.237
.243
.253
.273
.304
.333
.398
.400

100
$0.362
112 $0,238
.399
93
.399
.226
80
.404
78
.390
81
.325
83
.327
87
.323
93
.327
104
.353
114
.354
136
.365
.303
137
.383
.320

100
110
110
112
108
90
90
89
90
98
98
101
106

.333
.381
.329
.329
.301
.299
.308
.312
.332
.340
.340
.364
.366

92
105
91
91
83
83
85
86
92
94
94

.317
.310
.303
.309
.313
.316
.312
.316
.333
.331
.327
.319
.309

100
98
96
98
99
100
99
100
105
105
103
101
98

.326
.320
.310
.312
.317
.317
.319
.330
.346
.341
.339
.331
.328

103
101
97
98
100
100
100
104
109
107
107
104
103

.151
.150
.150
.152
.150
.151
.150
.150
.151
.152
.151
.151
.148

101
101
101
10?
101
101
101
101
101
102
101
101
99

204
.197
*,197
195
?00
?09
?12
.215
.222
.203
.199
.201
.197

103
100
100
98
101
106
107
109
112
103
101
102
100

.196
.178
.194
.203
.220
.212
.193
.199
.208
.207
.193
.181
.169

102
92
101
105
114
110
100
103
108
107
100
94
88

.298
.388
.329
.277
.218
.235
.244
.261
.280
.298
.301
.358
.390

102
133
113
95
75
80
84
89
96
102
103
123
134

.305
.304
.298
.290
.291
.294
.297
.315
.310
.307
.314
.317
.317

97
96
94
92
92
93
94
100
98
97
99
100
100

.328
.333
.330
.322
.317
.323
.332
.328
.328
.328
.328
.328
.333

103
105
104
101
100
102
104
103
103
103
103
103
105

.145
.148
.151
.151
.151
.150
.150
.141
.146
.136
.138
.141
.141

97
99
101
101
101
101
101
95
98
91
93
95
95

.211
.201
.203
.204
.221
.234
.231
.211
.214
.211
.204
.201
.195

107
102
103
103
112
118
117
107
108
107
103
102
98

.190
.175
.201
.204
.203
.204
.196
.184
.186
.186
.185
.176
.175

.
98 SO 215
.217
91
.214
104
.214
106
.214
105
.216
106
.216
102
.218
95
.216
96
.216
96
.216
96
.214
91
.214
91

.307
.435
.307
.277
.240
.246
.246
.251
.258
.293
.340
.390
.398

105
149 ' ’ ’302*
105
.235
95
82
84
84
86
88
100
116
134
.294
136
.296

.336
.363
.354
.341
.341
.328
.329
.319
.304
.306
.324
.347
.376

93
100
98
94
94
91
91
88
84
85
90
96
104

.318
.309
.312
.303
.311
.311
.322
.328
.326
.325
.329
.316
.318

101
98
99
96
98
98
102
104
103
103
104
100
101

.342
.330
.320
.322
.337
.337
.347
.349
.359
.359
.359
.346
.344

108
104
101
101
106
106
109
110
113
113
113
109
108

.168
.141
.142
.148
.154
.164
.164
.164
.167
.180
.184
.204
.207

113
95
95
99
103
110
110
110
112
121
123
137
139

.224
.205
.206
.215
.226
.229
.245
.231
.227
.235
.223
.220
.221

113
104
104
109
114
116
124
117
115
119
113
111
112

.223
.205
.206
.223
.232
.234
.235
.225
.226
.231
.223
.210
.220

116
106
107
116
120
121
122
117
117
120
116
109
114

.226
.214
.220
.222
.222
.219
.220
.225
.237
.229
.230
.243
.233

.334
.387
.307
.253
.249
.257
.279
.296
.327
.358
.383
.434
.483

114
133
.287
105
.244
87
85
88
96
101
112
123 ...........
131
149 ” ’379’
165
.381

.376
.367
.361
.387
.397
.351
.344
.335
.344
.372
.394
.424
.436

104
101
100
107
110
97
95
93
95
103
109
117
120

.422
.316
.336
.348
.395
.427
.436
.439
.429
.476
.475
.497
.492

134
100
106
110
125
135
138
139
136
151
150
157
1£6

.400
.333
.354
.343
.382
.403
.416
.414
.407
.439
.439
.445
.429

126
105
114
108
120
127
131
130
128
138
138
140
135 1

.262
.203
.206
.226
.252
.263
.263
.258
.265
.283
.299
.309
.319

176
136
138
152
169
177
177
173
178
190
201
207
214

.282
.232
.252
.250
.263
.311
.299
.287
.288
.320
.314
.282
.286

142
117
127
126
133
157
151
145
145
162
159
142
144

.268 139
.237 123
.264 137
.268 139
.282 146
.285 148
.276 143
.253 131
.265 137
.294 152
.271 140
.258 134
.265 1 137 J

.270
.231
.243
.246
.260
.274
.270
.269
.270
.283
.300
.301
.295

.447
.525
.503
.323
.376
.392
.396
.406
.428
.465
.469
.496
.588

153
180
172
111
129
134
136
139
147
159
161
170
201

.464
.438
.466
.445
.484
.431
.434
.432
.448
.484
.487
.492
.530

128
121
129
123
134
119
120
119
124
134
135
136
146




.335

.286
.289

.449
.440

.411
.438

1 01

101

132

RETAIL PRIC ES, 1913 TO DECEM BER, 1919.
T a b l e C.—AVERAGE AND RELATIVE RETAIL PRICES OF

BY MONTHS AND
CHICAGO, ILL.— Continued.
[ A v e r a g e p r ic e s fo r 1 9 1 3 = 1 0 0 .]

Sirloin steak Round steak
(pound).
(pound).

Rib roast
(pound).

Chuck roast
(pound).

Plate beef
(pound).

Pork chops
(pound).

Year and month.
Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­
age ative age ative age ative age ative age ative age ative
price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price.
1918: Av. for year .. $0.353

January..............
February............
March..................
A pril...................
M ay.....................
June.....................
J u ly.....................
A u gu st................
September..........
October...............
Novem ber...........
December...........

.302
.304
.303
.337
.356
.379
.377
.377
.386
.376
.373
.370

1919: Av. for y ear ..

.383
.375
379
.380
.397
.395
.385
.393
.411
.384
.366

January..............
February............
March..................
A p ril...................
M ay.....................
June....................
Ju ly.................
A ugust................
September..........
October...............
Novem ber..........
December...........

.370

.359

152 $0.323

160 $0.297

130
131
131
145
153
163
163
163
166
162
161
159

.273
.272
.274
.304
.320
.349
.350
.349
.359
.343
.341
.337

135
135
136
151
158
173
173
173
1^8
1^0
169
167

165

.343

170

168
1?0
170
177
178
171
176
179
169
161
157

152 $0.259

.254
.251
.255
.288
.301
.319
.318
.314
.326
.313
.313
.308

162
163
164
171
170
166
169
177
166
158
159
155

.340
.344
.344
.357
.360
.346
.355
.361
.341
.325
.325

.317

161

168 $0.198

172 $0.354

.316
.301
.309
.330
.331
.360
.355
.388
.426
.390
.377
.364

186

143
144
147
169
177
186
185
183
188
181
179
180

166
158
163
174
174
189
187
204
224
205
198
192

.194

169

.383

.207
.207
.209
.214
.210
.195
.196
.195
.192
.170

180
180
182
186
183
170
170
170
167
148
148
145

.352
.333
.355
.379
.386
.375
.417
.447
.439

130
129
131
148
154
164
163
161
167
161
161
158

.212
.214
.220
.249
.265
.279
.285
.278
.287
.276
.276
.270

138
139
143
162
172
181
185
181
186
179
179
175

.164
.166
.169
.194
.203
.214
.213
.210
.216
.208
.206
.207

.314

161

.267

173

.311
.320
.324
.342
.341
.308
.319
.325
.307
.289

159
164
166
175
175
158
164
167
157
148

.275
.278
.'280
.292
.287
.263
.269
.272
.261
.243

179
181
182
190
186
171
175
177
169
158

.290

149

.235

153

.167

.296

152

.243

158

.170

202
185
175
187
199
203
197
219
235
231
216
194
175

.410

.368
.333

Bread (pound).
Cheese (pound).

X A vj 11 voxl
V llx
(quart).

Rela­
tiv e
price.

Aver­
age
price.

Rela­
tiv e
price.

$0,252

100

$0.080

100

riu u i, wiieau
(pound).

Aver­
age
price.

Year and month.
Aver­
age
price.

Baked weight.
Aver­
age
price.

Rela­
tive
price.

Aver­
age
price.

$0.054

$0,061

100

.054
.054
. 054
.054
.054
.054
.054
.054
.054
.054
.054
.054

.061
.061
.061
.061
.061
.061
.061
.061
.061
.061
.061
.061

100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100

.054

.061

.054
.054
.054
.054
.054
.054
.054
.054
.055
.055
.055
.056

.061
.061
.061
.061
.061
.061
.061
.061
.062
.062
.062
.063

Scaling
weight.

Rela­
tiv e
price.

1

1913: Av. for y e a r ___

January...................
Februarv................
March......................
A pril........................
M av.........................
June.........................
J u ly .........................
A ugust....................
Septem ber..............
October...................
N ovem ber...............
December................

1914: Av. for y e a r ___

January...................
February.................
March......................
A pril........................
M ay..........................
June.........................
July..........................
A ugust.....................
September..............
October...................
N ovember. . . .
December................

1No

.250
.250
.250
.253
.253
.250
.250
.250
.257
.257
.253
.253

99
99
99
100
100
99
99
99
102
102
100
100

.080
.080
.080
.080
.080
.080
.080
.080
.080
.080
.080
.080

100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100

.252

100

.080

100

.253
. 253
.257
.257
.250
.250
.250
.250
.250
.250
. 250
.257

100
100
102
102
99
99
99
99
99
99
99
102

.080
.080
.080
.080
.080
.080
.080
.080
.080
.080
.080
.080

100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100

$0.028 •

100
100
96
96
100
100
104
104
104
104
104
104

100

.031

100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
102
102
102
103

.029
.029
.029
.029
.029
.029
.029
.033
.034
.034
.034
.034

111
104
104
104
104
104
104
104
118
121
121
121
121

h e n s s o ld i n M a r c h a n d A p r i l , 1 9 1 8 , b y o r d e r o f t h e U . S . F o o d A d m i n i s t r a t i o n .




100

.028
.028
.027
.027
.028
.028
.029
.029
.029
.029
.029
.029

133

GENERAL TABLES.

SPECIFIED FOOD ARTICLES, BY CITIES, 1913 TO 1919,
YEARS—Continued.

CHICAGO, ILL.—Continued.
[Average prices fo r 1913=100.

Bacon,
sliced
(pound).

Ham,
sliced
(pound).

Lard
(pound).

Lamb
(pound).

Hens
(pound).

Sal­
mon,
cann’d
pound.

Eggs (dozen).
Strictly
fresh.

Stor-

Butter
(pound).

Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver- Rel- Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Aver­ Relative age ative age
age ative
age ative age
age ative age ative age ative
price price. price price. price. price price. price. price
price. price price. price price. price
I 547
.
.498
.499
.492
.519
.533
.550
.547
.564
.577
.593
.595
.595

$0.488
.428
.448
.450
.467
.483
.488
.491
.505
.517
.520
.525
.534

S . 322
O
.318
.317
.321
.317
.322
.316
.318
.321
.326
.332
.327
.324

.581
.616
.571
.571
.582
.597
.597
.615
.617
.586
. 546
.542
.527

.551
.553
.521
.508
.546
.566
.573
.588
.598
. 579
.540
.523
.514

.353
.314
.304
.322
.340
.376
.386
.403
.399
.363
.346
.344
.334

Corn meal
(pound).

Aver­
age
price.

Rela­
tive
price.

1.520
.651
.593
.407
.380
.396
.394
.457
.478
.521
. 559
.677
.728

.368
.335
.359
.380
.403
.412
.377
.384
.383
.379
.331
.333
.320

.338
.316
.316
.319
.325
.322
.332
.339
.337
.347
.349
.362
.371

.581
.695
.461
.461
.466
.512
.511
.532
.549
.561
.656
.742
.821

SO.339
.304
.352

.354
.342
.363
.371
.383
.384
. 355
.362
.358
.341
.331
.329
.323

237

211

204
216
228
252
259
270
268
244
232
231
224

Rice (pound).

Aver­
age
price.

.339
.343
.353
.357
.368
.337
.315
.319

$0.305
.303
.303
.286
.301
.300
.303
. 303
.306
.313
.306
.317
.323

216 $0.338
213
.306
213
.306
215
.316
213
.356
216
.350
.356
212
213
.357
.354
215
.362
219
.323
223
219
.337
217
.331

Rela­
tive
price.

0)
C
1)

Sugar, granu­
lated (pound).

Potatoes
(pound).

Aver­
age
price.

Rela­
tive
price.

Aver­
age
price.

Rela­
tive
price.

$0,534
.530

.513
.540
.564
.387

. 561
.582
.602

Coffee (pound).

Aver­
age
price.

Rela­
tive
price.

$0.545
.544
.547
.506
.460
.475
.490
.575
.615
.653
.727
.639
.713
.535
.639
.671
.624
.575
.571
.584
.603
.678
.736
.744

151
150
151
140
127
131
129
133
135
159
170
180

201
177
197

148

177
185

1/2

169
158
161
167
187
203
206

Tea (pound).

Aver­
age
price.

Rela^
tive
price.

$0.029
.029
.029
.029
.029
.029
.029
.028
.028
.028
.028
.029
.029

100
100
100
100
100
100
100
97
97
97
97
100
100

$0.089
.090
.090
.090
.090
.087
.087
.087
.090
.090
.090
.090
.090

100
101
101
101
101
98
98
98
101
101
101
101
101

$0,016
.013
.012
.013
.013
.013
.012
.021
.020
.018
.017
.017
.017

100
81
75
81
81
81
75
131
125
113
106
106
106

$0,051
.053
.050
.049
.050
.049
.049
.051
.052
.052
.052
.051
.051

100
104
98
96
98
96
96
100
102
102
102
100
100

$0.305
.300
.300
.300
.307
.307
.307
.307
.307
.307
.307
.307
.307

100
98
98
98
101
101
101
101
101
101
101
101
101

$0.540
.533
.533
.533
.533
.533
.533
.533
.550
.550
.550
.550
.550

100
99
99
99
99
99
99
99
102
102
102
102
102

.028
.030
.029
.029
.028
.028
.028
.028
.028
.028
.028
.029
.027

97
103
100
100
97
97
97
97
97
97
97
100
93

.090
.090
.090
.090
.090
.090
.087
.087
.087
.090
.090
.093
.093

101
101
101
101
101
101
98
98
98
101
101
104
104

.017
.017
.017
.017
.017
.016
.020
.027
.018
.017
.013
.012
.012

106
106
106
106
106
100
125
169
113
106
81
75
75

.056
.050
.050
.050
.049
.049
.050
.050
.072
.075
.066
.057
.056

110
98
98
98
96
96
98
98
141
147
129
112
110

.300
.300
.300
.300
.300
.300
.300
.300
.300
.300
.300
.300
.300

98
98
98
98
98
98
98
98
98
98
98
98
98

.543
.533
.533
.533
.533
.533
.550
.550
.550
. 550
.550
.550
.550

101
99
99
99
99
99
102
102
102
102
102
102
102




134

RETAIL PRICES, 1913 TO DECEMBER, 1919.
T able

C.— A V E R A G E AND R E L A T IV E R E T A IL P R IC E S OF
B Y MONTHS AND
CHICAGO, ILL.— Continued.
[Average prices for 1913=100.]
Bread (pound).

(pound).

(quart).

Year and month.

Scaling
weight.

Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Rela­ Aver­
tive
age
age
tive
age
price. price. price. price. price.
1915: Av. fo r y e a r ... $0. 232

92 .$0,080

100

January...............
February.............
March..................
A pril....................
M ay......................
June.....................
J u ly ......................
A ugust.................
Septem ber...........
October................
N ovem ber...........
December............

.227
.230
.235
.236
.235
.233
.231
.231
.229
.230
.231
.233

90
91
93
94
93
92
92
92
91
91
92
92

.080
.080
.080
.080
.080
.080
.080
.080
.ogo
.080
.080
.080

100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100

1916; Av. fo r y e a r ...

.084

105

January...............
February.............
March...................
A pril....................
M ay......................
June.....................
J u ly ......................
A u gu st.................
Septem ber...........
October................
N ovem ber...........
D ecember............

.261

104

.243
.245
.246
.244
.244
.246
.242
.250
.266
.277
.296
.329

96
97
98
97
97
98
96
99
106
110
117
131

1917: Av. for y e a r ...

.342

136

1918: Av. for y e a r ...

January...............
. February.............
March...................
A pril....................
M ay......................
Jun e.....................
J u ly ......................
A ugust.................
Septem ber...........
October................
N ovem ber...........
D ecem ber............

.321
.329
.318
.327
.334
.336
.339
.342
.344
.368
.374
.366

127
131
126
130
133
133
135
136
137
146
148
145

.080
.080
.080
.080
.081
.081
.081
.090
.090
.090
.090
.090

.103

100
100
100
100
101
101
101
113
113
113
113
113

129

.090
.090
.090
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.129
.119
.119

113
113
113
125
125
125
125 ,
125
125
161
149
149

.373

148

.375
.377
.381
.353
.343
.342
.345
.357
.376
.395
.404
.432

.125

156

January...............
February.............
March..................
A pril....................
M ay......................
June.....................
J u ly ......................
A ugust.................
September...........
October................
N ovem ber...........
December............

149
150
151
140
136
136
137
142
149
157
160
171

.119
.119
.119
.119
.119
.119
.120
.124
.129
.129
.140
.140

149
149
149
149
149
149
150
155
161
161
175
175

1919: Av. for y e a r ...

.429

170

.142

178

January................
February.............
March..................
A pril....................
M ay......................
June.....................
J u ly ......................
A ugust.................
Septem ber...........
October ..............
November ..
December............




.439
.389
.385
.405
.424
.425
.441
.446
.448
.444
.446
.450

174
154
153
161
168
169
175
177
178
176
177
179

.140
.140
.130
.130
.130
.140
.140
.150
.150
.150
.150
.151

175
175
163
163
163
175
175
188
188
188
188
189

$0,059

Baked
weight.

j? iuiu , wucat
(pound).

(pound).

Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Rela­
tive
age
age
age
tive
tive
price. price. price. price. price. price.
$0,066

.057
.064
.064
.058
.058
.058
.058
.058
.058
.058
.058
.058

.064
.072
.072
.065
.065
.065
.065
.065
.065
.065
.065
.065

.061

.069

108

$0.038

105
118
118
107
107
107
107
107
107
107
107
107

.036
.039
.040
.042
.044
.040
.038
.038
.035
.034
.033
.034

136

$0,031

129
139
143
150
157
143
136
136
125
121
118
121

.029
.031
.031
.031
.031
.031
.031
.031
.031
.030
.031
.030

107

100
107
107
107
107
107
107
107
107
103
107
103

.065
.065
.0b5
.065
.066
.066
.066
.066
.066
.073
• 079
.080

113

.058
.058
.058
.058
.059
.059
.059
.059
.059
.065
.070
.071

.040

143

107
107
107
107
108
108
108
108
108
120
130
131

.035
.037
.036
.035
.035
.035
.035
.039
.045
.049
.052
.051

.033

114

125
132
129
125
125
125
125
139
161
175
186
182

.030
.030
.031
.030
.031
.031
.031
.032
.033
.036
.038
.040

103
103
107
103
107
107
107
110
114
124
131
138

.085

.096

157

.065

232

.057

197

.072
.073
.073
.076
.085
.093
.093
.093
.093
.093
.090
.080

.081
.082
.082
.086
.096
.105
.105
.105
.105
.105
.101
.090

.101

133
134
134
141
157
172
172
172
172
172
166
148

166

.092
.096
.101
.102
.102
.102
.102
.102
.102
.102
.102
.102

151
157
166
167
167
167
167
167
167
167
167
167

.102

167

.102
.102
.102
.100
.100
.100
.100
‘.100
.100
.107
.106
.107

167
167
167
164
164
164
164
164
164
175
174
175

.051
.051
.053
.064
.082
.078
.070
.072
.069
.066
.064
.061

.064

.061
.063
.064
.062
.064
.063
.065
. 065
.065
.064
.063
.063

.070

.061
.062
.064
.068
.074
.072
.072
.072
.071
.071
.073
.077

182
182
189
229
293
279
250
257
246
236
229
218

229

218
225
229
221
229
225
232
232
232
229
225
225
250

218
221
229
243
264
257
257
257
254
254
261
275

.042
.041
.047
.050
.057
.057
.058
.059
.065
.071
.069
.069

.068

.070
.069
.071
.072
.071
.068
.068
.068
.068
:067
.065
.063

145
141
162
172
197
197
200
203
224
245
238
238

234

241
238
245
248
245
234
234
234
234
231
224
217

.061

210

.058
.056
.055
.058
.058
.059
.061
.061
.068
.067
.067
.066

200
193
190
200
200
203
210
210
234
231
231
228

135

GENERAL TABLES.

SPECIFIED FOOD A R T IC L E S , B Y CITIES, 1913 T O
Y E A R S— Continued.
CHICAGO, ILL.— Continued.

1919,

[Average prices for 1913=100.]

Rice
(pound).

Potatoes
(pound).

Sugar,
granulated
(pound).

Coffee
(pound).

Tea
(pound).

Onions,
pound.
Aver­
age
Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Rela­ pnce.
age
tive
age
age
age
tive
tive
tive
age
tive
price. price. pnce. price. price. price. price. price. price. price.
$0.095

107 $0,013

.093
.095
.095
.092
.093
.093
.095
.095
.095
.097
.096
.097

104
107
107
103
104
104
107
107
107
109
108
109

.013
.013
.011
.011
.011
.011
.012
.013
.011
.013
.014
.017

81
81
69
69
69
69
75
81
69
81
88
106

.094

106

.025

156

.097
.093
.094
.094
.094
.093
.092
.092
.094
.094
.094
.094

.101
.094
.094
.087
.092
.102
.102
.105
.105
.103
.103
.114
.115
.128

109
104
106
106
106
104
103
103
106
106
106
106
113

106
106
98
103
115
115
118
118
116
116
128
129
144

.120
.121
.124
.122
.126
.122
.125
.127
.133
.139
.137
.137

135
136
139
137
142
137
140
143
149
156
154
154

.147

165

.137
.133
.133
.133
.136
.136
.142
.148
.154
.166
.167
.174

154
149
149
149
153
153
160
166
173
187
188
196

.022
.021
.021
.021
.020
.025
.023
.025
.031
.027
.035
.034
.042

.040
.050
.045
.058
.056
.067
.050
.034
.027
.028
.027
.026

.027

81 $0.062




96

.048

.109

.511
.513
.511
.511
.511
.525
.527
.527
.518
.540
.525
.533

95
95
95
95
95
97
98
98
96
100
97
99

145

.300

98

.073
.074
.082
.092
.099
.088
.086
.094
.091
.088
.085
.084

169

.092

169
150
156
156
175
194
313
325
275
213
238
256

.521

.074

.086

219

.065
.090
.090
.069
.070
.070
.070
.072
.072
.072
.077
.080

.500
.513
.513
.513
.513
.513
.514
.513
.513
.511
.511
.511

263

.035

.029
.032
.031
.038
.042
.037
.030
.023
.025
.025
.025
.030

98
98
98
98
98
98
98
98
98
98
98
98

250
313
281
363
350
419
313
313
169
175
169
163

.027
.024
.025
.025
.028
.031
.050
.052
.044
.034
.038
.041

$0,031

93
95
95
95
95
95
95
95
95
95
95
95

.300
.300
.300
.300
.300
.300
.300
.300
.300
.300
.300
.300

.084
.087
.087
.087
.087
.087
.088
.089
.090
.100
.106
.106

.114

.104
.102
.100
.099
.100
.099
.109
.119
.113
.124
.132
.171

120
122
135
143
157
159
159
153
141
145
155
143
169

.300
.300
.300
.300
.300
.300
.300
.300
.300
.300
.300
.300

98
98
98
98
98
98
98
98
98
98
98
98
95

.289

143
145
161
180
194
173
169
184
178
173
167
165

.300
.300
.283
.290
.289
.287
.293
.292
.284
.285
.287
.283

180

98
98
93
95
95
94
96
96
93
93
94
93

.286

94

.559

101
102
98
98
99
104
106
106
104
106
109
110

.591

109

.283
.282
.286
.281
.291
.282
.284
.279
.283
.289
.286
.306

93
92
94
92
95
92
93
91
93
95
94
100

.593
.591
.583
.569
.584
.581
.581
.575
.598
.607
.604
.624

224

.397

130

.635

.327
.334
.343
.357
.369
.387
.423
.431
.445
.444
.448
.450

1

107
110
112
117
121
127
139
141
146
146
147
148

104

.543
.550
.530
.530
.537
.560
.571
.571
.564
.573
.588
.593

165
171
171
171
171
171
173
175
176
196
208
208
204
200
196
194
196
194
214
233
222
243
259
335

$0,075

95

110
118
122
122
125
129
127
127
122
114
118
122

.061
.062
.069
.073
.080
.081
.081
.078
.072
.074
.079
.073

175
181
125
106
113
181
231
219
200
169
163
156

98 $0.512

.056
.060
.062
.062
.064
.066
.065
.065
.062
.058
.060
.062

138
131
131
131
125
156
144
156
194
169
219
213

.028
.029
.020
.017
.018
.029
.037
.035
.032
.027
.026
.025

122 $0,300

Beans,
Raisins,
Navy, Prunes, seeded,
pound. pound. pound.
Aver­
Aver­
Aver­
age
age
age
pnce.
price.
pnce.

.640
.626
.627
.620
.628
.620
.639
.630
.637
.637
.647
.671

$0,138

.136
.139
.139
.139
.139
.139
.138
.139
.139
.139
.136
.136
.131

$0,124

.124
.123
.121
.124
.124
.124
.123
.124
.124
.124
.124
.123

.133

.041
.044
.044
.047
.051
.053
.049
.049
.042
.047
.050
.053

.085
.086
.086
.088
.088
.095
.120
.124
.124
.125
.140
.147

.132
.130
.130
.130
.130
.128
.128
.127
.128
.129
.139
.142

.123
„125
.126
.127
. 129
.132
.130
.133
.131
.138
.150
.147

.068

.181

.154

.147

.068
.129
.111
.126
.070
.053
.042
.037
.039
.048
.045
.044
.039

.148
.153
.157
.170
.196
.203
.199
.192
.183
.186
.190
.189

.172

.140
.140
.143
.148
.155
.156
.158
.165
.159
.161
.163
.160

.172

.147
.150
.144
.147
.147
. 145
.147
.146
.147
.145
.150
.148
.151

110
109
108
105
108
108
108
106
111
112
112
116

.045
.046
.036
.028
.037
.040
.046
.045
.042
.036
.034
.034

.185
.185
. 184*
.178
.177
.175
.173
.169
.166
.163
.157
.150

.162
.165
.165
.163
.167
.169
.171
.172
.172
.182
.179
.194

.150
.151
.150
.150
.149
.148
.148
.150
.152
.154
.157
.155

118

.068

.120

119
116
116
115
116
115
118
117
118
118
120
124

.035
.035
.057
.059
.108
.104
.086
.069
.063
.059
.068
.076

.258

.187

.141
.128
.119
.112
.113
•
111
.112
.119
.121
.118
.120
.121

.200
.212
.211
.223
.245
.261
.276
.285
.299
.289
.289
.300

.159
.159
.164
.167
.166
.177
.180
.183
.196
.202
.233
.262

136

B E T A IL PRICES, 1013 TO DECEM BER, 1919.
T able

Year and month.

A V E R A G E AN D R E L A T IV E R E T A IL PRIC ES OF
B Y MONTHS AND
CHICAGO, ILL.— Concluded.

Milk,
Oleo­
evap­
margar­
orated.
ine,
15-16pound.
ounce can. Average
Average
price.
price.

N ut
margar­
ine,
pound.
Average
price.

Crisco,
pound.
Average
price.

Rolled
oats,
pound.
Average
price.

Corn
flakes,
8-ounce
package.
Average
price.

Cream of
W heat,
28-ounce
package.
Average
price.

$0.242

1919—Concluded.
Average for year.........

January.....................
February..................
March........................
A p ril..........................
M ay...........................
June...........................
J u ly ...........................
A u gu st......................
Septem ber................
October.....................
N ovem ber.................
December..................

$0.152

$0,338

.374
.366
.364
.368
.389
.400
.407
.413
.411
.404
.417
.417

$0,350

$0,069

.346
.337
.335
.334
.338
.340
.344
.338
.337
.334
.335
.337

$0.394

.160
.162
.149
.140
.144
.146
.150
.152
.153
.153
.155
.162

$0,128

.331
.328
.327
.329
.333
.342
.371
.383
.377
.355
.363
.362

.073
.070
.068
.066
.065
.067
.067
.067
.069
.070
.071
.073

.127
.126
.127
.126
.125
.126
.127
.128
.129
.128
.130
.133

.242
.240
.239
.239
.239
.239
.240
.239
.239
.241
.244
.257

T a b l e D . — A V E R A G E AND R E L A T IV E F A M IL Y E X P E N D IT U R E S FO R 2 2

AND
CHICAGO, ILL.
[Average expenditure for the year 1913=100.]
1914

1913

1915

Month.
Average.
Average for year..........

January....................
February.................
March.......................
A pril.........................
M ay..........................
June..........................
J u ly ..........................
A ugust.....................
September...............
October....................
N ovem ber................
December.................




Relative.

$336.48

100

2 329.14
2 322.66
2 327. 21
2 331. 27
2 321.31
2 324. 57
2 339. 84
2 341.32
2 347. 25
2 347.36
2 350. 47
2 349.82

98
96
97
98
95
96
101
101
103
103
104
104

Average.
$344.65

2 347.49
2 336.46
2 330. 81
2 326.96
2 331.06
2 333. 26
2 350. 04
2 363. 78
2 361. 20
2 351. 45
2 351. 98
2 345.24

i See footnote on p. 10.

Relative.
102

103
100
98
97
98
99
104
108
107
104
105
103

Average.
$345. 00

2 350. 26
2 343. 46
2 335. 78
2 338. 41
2 340.14
2 339. 59
2 341.57
2 343. 35
2 344. 04
2 350. 58
2 349.92
2 352. 98

R elative.
103

104
102
100
101
101
101
102
102
102
104
104
105

137

G EN ERAL TABLES.

SPECIFIED FOOD A R TICLES, B Y CITIES, 1913 TO
Y E A R S — Continued.
CHICAGO, ILL.— Concluded.

Beans,
baked,
No. 2 can.
Average
price.

Corn,
canned,
No. 2 can.
Average
price.

$0,058

$0.167

$0.177

.037
.047
.052
.090
.091
.058
.063
.052
.053
.045
.046
.066

.173
.175
168
.164
163
.165
.168
.168
.166
.166
.162
.165

.180
.175
.176
.177
.178
.173
.186
.178
.175
.176
.174
.170

Cabbage,
pound.
Average
price.

Macaroni,
pound.
Average
price.

$0.184

.191
.188
.186
.186
.188
.184
.184
.182
.181
.178
.180
.183

Peas,
canned,
No. 2 can.
Average
price.

Tomatoes,
canned,
No. 2 can.
Average
price.

$0.174

$0.160

.170
.169
170
.173
.175
.177
.179
.179
.173
.175
.175
.171

.170
.161
.160
.164
.160
.161
.159
. 154
.158
.155
.158
.160

1919,

Bananas,
dozen.
Average
price.

Oranges,
dozen.
Average
price.

$0,367

$0.494

.355
.341
.413
.351
.358
.363
.375
.368
.356
.356
.387
.377

.493
.419
.451
.499
.514
.500
.499
.497
.498
.528
.523
.505

FOOD A R TIC LE S 1 COMBINED, B Y CITIES, 1913 TO 1919, B Y MONTHS
Y E A R S.
CHICAGO, ILL.
[Average expenditure for the year 1913=100.]
1917

1916
Average.

R elative.

$382.73

2 358. 84
2 350. 47
2 357.47
2 365.29
2 364.24
2 376.55
2 374. 05
2 388.01
2 408. 66
2 407.55
2 423. 71
2 426.17

114

107
104
106
109
108
112
111
115
121
121
126
127

Average.
$496. 81

442. 52
465. 67
2 449. 24
2 503. 41
2 512. 86
2 526. 94
2 504. 25
2 500.29
2 516.10
2 522. 53
2 510.93
2 516.04

2
2

1918
Relative.
148

132
138
134
150
152
157
150
149
153
155
152
153

Average.
$559.52

2 535. 43
2 535. 93
2 484.01
2 486. 92
2 523.96
2 545. 22
2 563.19
2 571.49
2 596.92
2 591. 85
2 605.98
2 617.03

1919
Relative.
166

159
159
150
151
156
162
167
170
177
176
180
183

Average.
$624.92

2 614. 75
2 563. 59
2 581.35
2 602.73
2 613.31
2 604. 99
2 645. 30
2 664.25
2 646.90
2 637.74
2 653.52
2 666.53

R elative.
186

183
168
173
179
182
180
192
197
192
190
194
198

2 Cost of year’s supply at prices charged in specified month. The expenditures for March and April,
1918, do not include any amount spent for hens, as by order of the U . S. Food Administration no hens
were sold in these months.




138

RETAIL PRICES, 1913 TO DECEMBER, 1919.
T able

C . — A V E R A G E AND R E L A T IV E R E T A IL P R IC E S O F
B Y M ONTHS AN D
CINCINNATI, OHIO.
[Average prices for 1913=100.]

Sirloin steak Round steak
(pound).
(pound).

Rib roast
(pound).

Chuck roast
(pound).

Plate beef
(pound).

Pork chops
(pound).

Year and month.
Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­
age ative age ative age ative age ative age ative age ative
price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price.
1913: Av. for y ea r.. $0,231

100 $0,208

January...............
February............
March..................
April....................
M ay.....................
June.....................
July.....................
A ugust................
September..........
October...............
November...........
December...........

.210
.213
.224
.241
.239
.239
.238
.241
.237
.233
.227
.230

91
92
97
104
103
103
103
104
103
101
98
100

1914: Av. for yea r..

.237

January...............
February............
March..................
April....................
May.....................
June.....................
July.....................
A ugust................
September..........
October...............
November...........
December...........
1915: Av. for year..

103

.220

.229
.236
.234
.238
.244
.253
.254
.238
.239
.233
.231
.218

99
102
101
103
106
110
110
103
103
101
100
94

.209
.216
.219
.220
.225
.231
.234
.228
.231
.214
.217
.200

.225

97

.206

January...............
February............
March..................
April....................
May.....................
June.....................
July.....................
A ugust................
September..........
October...............
November...........
December...........

.219
.211
.214
.219
.231
.238
.240
.239
.233
.224
.220
.213

95
91
93
95
100
103
104
103
101
97
95
92

1916: Av. for yea r..

.236

102

January...............
Februarv............
March. ............
A pril....................
May.....................
June.....................
July.....................
A ugust................
September..........
October...............
November...........
D ecember...........

1917: Av. for yea r..

January..............
February............
March..................
A pril...................
M ay.....................
June.....................
July.....................
A ugust................
September..........
October...............
November...........
D ecem ber..........




.188
.191
.199
.219
.210
.213
.213
.221
.212
.210
.207
.207

.231
.234
.& 4
.239
.244
.250
.251
.241
.237
.223
.221
.231

.272
.241
.251
.263
.279
.287
.294
.291
.283
.274
.274
.258
.269

100
101
101
103
106
108
109
104
103
97
96
100

118

104
109
114
121
124
127
126
123
119
119
112
116

100 $0,191

100 $0,152

90
92
96
105
101
102
102
106
102
101
100
100

.183
.186
.190
.199
.193
.194
.191
.193
.185
.192
.192
.195

96
97
99
104
101
102
100
101
97
101
101
102

106

.198

104

100
104
105
106
108
111
113
110
111
103
104
96

99

.196
.201
.201
.199
.204
.206
.204
.193
.194
.199
.196
.185

.192

103
105
105
104
107
108
107
101
102
104
103
97
101

.199
.196
.199
.201
.213
.218
.220
.217
.214
.204
.199
.193

96
94
96
97
102
105
106
104
103
98
96
93

.187
.190
.187
.187
.195
.200
.203
.194
.194
.191
.191
.181

98
99
98
98
102
105
106
102
102
100
100
95

.219
.209
.210
.210
.219
.229
.237
.233
.224
.223
.211
.207
.210

100
101
101
105
110
114
112
108
107
101
100
101

105

.199

104

.193
.197
.197
.204
.209
.209
.210
.203
.193
.190
.186
.196

101
103
103
107
109
109
110
106
101
99
97
103

.136
.139
.149
.164
.156
.158
.152
.152
.145
.161
.161
.153

.157

.154
.161
.162
.161
.164
.163
.163
.148
.161
.156
.149
.138

.150

100 $0.118

89
91
98
108
103
104
100
100
95
106
106
101

103

.100
.116
.121
.134
.124
.125
.116
.110
.117
.122
.115
.118

.125

101
106
107
106
108
107
107
97
106
103
98
91

.116
.124
.131
.125
.124
.125
.121
.121
.124
.125
.132
.126

99

.119

.149
.149
.146
.147
.149
.154
.156
.149
• 149
.149
.151
.146

98
98
96
97
98
101
103
98
98
98
99
96

.121
• U3
.122
.114
.121
.119
-119
.119
.121
.118
.116
.116

.157

103

.120

.151
.149
.153
.160
.169
.169
.169
.161
.153
.148
.149
.152

.259

125

.233

122

.189

.223
.236
.239
.261
.273
.285
.285
.270
.262
.261
.252
.263

107
113
115
125
131
137
137
130
126
125
121
126

.207
.211
.230
.246
.251
.249
.242
.233
.232
.229
.227
.236

108
110
120
129
131
130
127
122
121
120
119
124

.156
.170
.179
.199
.204
.210
.204
.194
.188
.189
.183
.190

99
98
101
105
111
111
111
106
101
97
98
100

100 $0,206

100

85
98
103
114
105
106
98
93
99
103
97
100

.186
.192
.206
.221
.195
.196
.206
.217
.227
.237
.198
.189

90
93
100
107
95
95
100
105
110
115
96
92

106

98
105
111
106
105
106
103
103
105
106
112
107

.212

.200
.219
.201
.221
.229
.203
.213
.228
.226
.217
.207
.176

103

101

.189

92

97
106
98
107
111
99
103
111
110
105
100
85

103
104
103
97
103
101
101
101
103
100
98
98

.156
.158
.163
.187
.209
.203
.211
.210
.233
.206
.176
.151

76
77
79
91
101
99
102
102
113
100
85
73

102

.223

108

.119
.117
.123
.121
.122
.121
.119
.117
.120
.118
.119
.127

101
99
104
103
103
103
101
99
102
100
101
108

124

.152

103
112
118
131
134
138
134
128
124
124
120
125

. 124
.134
.144
.163
.164
.164
.159
.153
.153
.153
.153
.158

129

105
114
122
138
139
139
135
130
130
130
130
134

.169
.191
.217
.223
.230
.234
.239
.256
.264
.237
.213
.200
.310

.244
.250
.277
.303
.291
.307
.323
.352
.373
.371
.317
.314

82
93
105
108
112
114
116
124
128
115
103
97
150

118
121
134
147
141
149
157
171
181
180
154
152

139

G ENERAL TABLES.

SPECIFIED FOOD PRICES BY CITIES, 1913 TO 1919,
YEARS—Continued.
CINCINNATI, OHIO.
[Average prices for 1913=100.]
Bacon,
sliced
(pound).

Ham
(pound).

Lard
(pound).

Lamb
(pound).

Hens
(pound).

mon,
cann’d
pound.

Eggs (dozen).
Strictly
fresh.

Stor-

Butter
(pound).

Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver- Rel- Aver­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Aver­ Rel­
ative age
age ative age
age ative age ative age ative age ative
age ative
price. price price. price price. price price. price
price price. price. price price. price. price

.285
292
.297
.302
.298
.300
.285
.278

$0,141
.133
.137
.140
.142
.141
.142
.142
.143
.143
.142
.142
.139

$0.170
.162
.166
.174
.186
.168
.165
.157
.165
.168
.178
.175
.175

$0,234
.216
.226
.233
.253
.246
.249
.233
.234
.260
.227
.202
.227

$0,278
.303
.276
.205
.194
.220
.213
.224
.249
.301
.326
.443
.380

.236
.251
.249
.258
.258
.267
.267
.268
.267
.267
.258
.246

.285
.273
.285
.282
.282
.284
.290
.290
.295
.296
.292
.282
.270

.136
.138
.137
.134
.136
.134
.133
.137
.131
.136
.136
.142
.135

.177
.172
.184
.180
.188
.190
.175
.170
.173
.182
.176
.180
.157

.221
.243
.249
.253
.247
.234
.229
.223
.230
.232
.220
.215

.291
.385
.313
.249
.210
.219
.226
.239
.257
.297
.297
.391
.403

.232
.232
.230
.237
.248
.248
.251
.251
.254
.252
.246
.236

.254
.254
.256
.266
.266
.267
.276
.270
.272
.266
.272

.126
.132
.134
.131
.132
.132
.129
.124
.113
.114
.123
.123
.121

.189
.168
.170
.177
.200
.196
.214
.205
.193
.190
.190
.185
.185

.225
.217
.226
.227
.229
.233
.227
.227
.226
.219
.229
.221
.215

93
97
97
98
100
97
97
97
94
98
94
92

.269
.244
.246
.257
.254
.257
.260
.279
.290
.299
.290
.278
.275

.308
.283
.285
.290
.298
.302
.300
.317
.322
.328
.327
.322
.316

.163
.129
.130
.140
.143
.157
.160
.169
.170
.179
.181
.202
.201

.216
.193
.207
.212
.222
.226
.228
.223
.213
.230
.208
.212
.214

.253
.243
.252
.252
.257
.255
.255
.252
.250
.270
.257
.247
.242

397
.280
.285
.314
.393
.421
.423
.408
.419
.439
• 467
• 451
•461

.386
.320
.324
.340
.377
.388
.392
.391
.399
.401
.425
.427
.443

.266
.204
.209
.234
.270
.275
.257
.258
.266
.290
.306
.312
.313

. 267 157
.225 132
.236 t 139
o250 £ ICt
.274 . 161
.273 161
.278 164
.281 165
158
166
.284 167
.278 164
.278 164

.305
.260
.285
.304
.325
.325
.311
.298
.299
.321
.325

$0,251
.224
.240
.250
.257
.257
.264
.267
.263
.260
.260
.246
.226

100 $0,283
.253
.260




$0.176

.168
.168
.174
.174
.175
.175
.179
.179
.179
.179
.179
.179

.398
.291
.204
.221
.208
.210
.221
.234
.296
.235
.390
.380

108
104
108
108
110
109
109
108
107
115
110
106
103

.181
.179
.179
.179
.179
.179
.179
.179
.178
.180
.183
.197
.183

.376
.270
.236
.236
.244
.258
.279
.307
.358
.389
.457
.464

130
111
122
130
139
139
133
127
128
137
139
127
132

.200
.201
.207
.218
.246
.243
.243
.245
.263
.259
.262
. 265

.434
.537
.460
.301
.355
.369
.353
.401
.403
.468
.464
.518
.584

$0,385
.414
.423
.429
.416
.359
.351
.344
.355
.380
.378
.382
.306
.393

100
108
110
111
108
93
91
89
92
99
98
99
102

.356
.411
.360
.346
.317
.323
.330
.331
.346
.367
.367
.390
.386

92
107
94
90
82
84
86
86
90
95
95
101
100

.353
.387
.375
.351
.366
.344
.338
.333
.318
.321
.344
.360
.399

92
101
97
91
95
89
88
86
83
83
89
94
104

.394
.380
.381
.411
.424
.369
.364
.357
.360
.390
.413
.430
.447

102
99
99
107
110
96
95
93
94
101
107
112
116

.486
.463
.484
.471
.523
.441
.456
.442
.468
.505
.515
.512
.553

126
120
126
122
136
115
118
115
122
131
134
133
144

3.233
.190

.318
.245

.308

.318
.180

.293

.200

.367
.378
.440
.360

.453
.448

140

RETAIL PRICES, 1913 TO DECEMBER, 1919.
T a b le

C.—AVERAGE AND RELATIVE RETAIL PRICES OF
BY MONTHS AND

CINCINNATI, OHIO—Continued.
[Average prices for 1913=100.]

Sirloin steak Round steak
(pound).
(pound).

Chuck roast
(pound).

Rib roast
(pound).

Plate beef
(pound).

Pork chops
(pound).

Year and m onth.
Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel- Aver­ Rel­
age ative age ative age ative age ative age ative age ative
price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price.
144 $0.325

156 $0,276

January..............
February............
March..................
A pril....................
M ay.....................
June.....................
July.....................
A ugust................
September..........
October...............
Novem ber...........
December...........

.283
.282
.288
.320
.349
.381
.366
.347
.353
.345
.340
.336

123
122
125
139
151
165
158
150
153
149
147
145

.270
.273
.279
.314
.343
.371
.359
.338
.347
.340
.337
.328

130
131
134
151
165
178
173
163
167
163
162
158

919: Av. for year..

.347
.352
.355
.361
.383
.390
.378
.369
.347
.315
.308
.304
.306

150

.338

152
154
156
166
169
164
160
150
136
133
132
132

.342
.341
.345
.371
.377
.372
.368
.346
.306
.298
.295
.291

1918: Av. for year.. $0,333

January..............
February............
March..................
A pril...................
M ay.....................
June.....................
July.....................
A ugust................
September..........
October...............
November...........
December...........

145 $0,235

155 $0,204

.203
.210
.210
.229
.252
.261
.256
.240
.245
.243
.234
.234

134
138
138
151
166
172
168
158
161
160
154
154

153

.231

152

154
159
157
173
176
169
162
148
139
133
135
135

.248
.246
.252
.269
.267
.255
.241
.221
.206
.192
.191
.187

.239
.244
.246
.273
.297
.308
.299
.285
.286
.286
.275
.271

125
128
129
143
156
161
157
149
150
150
144
142

163

.293

164
164
166
178
181
179
177
166
147
143
142
140

.295
.303
.300
.331
.337
.323
.309
.283
.265
.254
.257
.257

163
162
166
177
176
168
159
145
136
126
126
123

173 $0.364

.173
.177
.183
.201
.215
.226
.223
.208
.212
.218
.211
.206

147
150
155
170
182
192
189
176
180
185
179
175

.204

173

.219
.227
.230
.237
.240
.210
.194
.197
.175
.175
.174
.174

186
192
195
201
203
178
164
167
148
148
147
147

177

.311
.284
.322
.347
.351
.359
.372
.416
.465
.402
.383
.359

151
138
156
168
170
174
181
202
226
195
186
174

.392

190

.355
.351
.386
.402
.407
.396
.443
.433
.404
.408
.381
.342

172
170
187
195
198
192
215
210
196
198
185
166

Bread (pound).
Cheese (pound).

Milk, fresh
(quart).

Year and month.
Aver­
age
price.
1913: Av. for year........

$0.212

Rela­
tive
price.

Aver­
age
price.

100

Baked weight.

Rela­
tive
price.

Aver­
age
price.

Aver­
age
price.

$0.080

100

$0.043

$0.048

.080
.080
.080
.080
.080
.080
.080
.080
.080
.080
.080
.080

100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100

.043
.043
.043
.043
.043
.043
.043
.043
.043
.043
.043
.043

.048
.048
.048
.048
.048
.048
.048
.048
.048
.048
.048
.048

100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100

January...................
February................
March......................
April........................
M ay.........................
June.........................
July..........................
A ugust.....................
Septem ber..............
October...................
N ovem ber...............
December................

.216
.216
.216
.216
.210
.210
.210
.210
.210
.210
.210
.214

1914: Av. for year........

.230

108

.080

100

.044

.050

.232
.232
.232
.230
.224
.226
.232
.232
.232
.232
.226
.226

109
109
109
108
106
107
109
109
109
109
107
107

.080
.080
.080
.080
.080
.080
.080
.080
.080
.080
.080
.080

100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100

.043
.043
.043
.043
.043
.043
.043
.043
.045
.045
.045
.044

.048
.048
.048
.048
.048
.048
.048
.048
.051
.051
.051
.050

January...................
February................
March......................
April........................
M a y ......................
June.........................
July..........................
A ugust....................
Septem ber..............
October...................
Novem ber...............
December................

102

Scaling
weight.

102
102
102

99
99
99
99
99
99
99
101

Flour, wheat
(pound).

Rela­
tive
price.

Aver­
age
price.

100

$0.033

100

.034
.034
.034
.033
.033
.033
.033
.033
.033
.033
.033
.033

103
103
103
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100

104

.034

103

100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
106
106
106
104

.032
.032
.032
.032
.032
.032
.032
.035
.037
.038
.037
.037

97
97
97
97
97
97
97
106
112
115
112
112

i No hens sold in March and April, 1918, by order of the 13. S. Food Administration.




Rela­
tive
price.

141

GENERAL TABLES.

SPECIFIED FOOD ARTICLES, BY CITIES, 1913 TO 1919,

YEARS—Continued.

CINCINNATI, OHIO—Continued.
[Average prices for 1913=100.]

Bacon,
sliced
(pound).

Ham,

Lard
(pound).

sliced

(pound).

Lamb
(pound).

Hens
(pound).

Sal­
mon,
cann’d
pound.

Eggs (dozen).
Butter

Strictly
fresh.

Stor-

(pound).

Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Aver­ Rel­
age ative age ative age ative age ative age ative age
age ative
age ative age
price. price price. price price. price price. price pnce. price price. pnce. price price. price. price

.462
.453
.451
.461
.468
.479
.484
.509
.529
.541
.545
.548

184
180
180
184
186
191
193
203
211
216
217
218

197 $0,485

$0,310

.435
.434
.438
.456
.469
.485
.491
.509
.526
-530
.528
.523

.291

.310
.309
.303
.298
.299
.311
.321
.328
.323
.321

220 $0,324
206
.288
214
.277
.290
220
.370
219
.357
215
.367
211
.360
212
.326
221
.326
228
.320
233
.308
229
228

.505

201
218
210
206
210
211
214
214
205
192
185
178

.541

.338

240

$0,494

.546
.526
.517
.526
.530
.537
.538
.515
.483
• 465
.448
.425

.302

.296
.286
.308
.336
.375
.391
.397
.388
.333
.321
.321

.540
.527
.530
.539
.543
.567
.596
.585
.560
.525
.495

Corn mea
(pound).

Rice (pound).

Aver­
age
price.

Rela­
tiv e
price.

Aver­
age
price.

$0,027
.026

100
96
93

$0.088

.025
.025
.025
.026
.027
.027
.027
.027
.028
.028
.028
.0127

.027
.026
.026
.026
.026
.026
.026
.028
.027
.027
.026
.027

210
203
218
238
266
277
282
275
236
228
228
211

.334

.328
.340
.364
.371
.380
.376
.349
.308
.294
.300
.294
.306

196

.410

175

.395
.419
.433
.454
.447
.408
.436
.410
.399
.383
.366
.370

.308

193
200
214
218
224
221
205
181
173
176
173
180

169
179
185
194
191
174
186
175
171
164
156
158

.295
.292
.292
.292
.285
.287
.293
.293
.314
.343
.355
.357

Sugar, granu­
lated (pound).

184

.710
.614
.384
.368
.366
.381
.427
.435
.523
.554
.662
.720

255 $0,544
.540
221
138
132
132
137
154
156
188
199
.544
238
.572
259

.553

199
246
158
153
160
172
159
180
178
199
227
266
290

.684
.440
.425
.444
.479
.443
.499
.496
.553
.630
.740
.805

.550

.555
.593
.607

Coffee (pound).

.516
.585
.545
.489
.501
.500
.511
.518
•596
.649
.676
.741

.604
.618
.644
.721
.764
.779

192
143
171
185
168
157
157
161
167
187
198
202

Tea (pound).

Aver­
age
price.

Rela­
tive
price.

Aver­
age
price.

Rela­
tiv e
price.

Aver­
age
price.

100

$0.018

100

$0. 053

.057
.052
.051
.050
.050
.050
.052
.054
.056
.054
.053
.052

100

108
98
96
94
94
94
98
102
106
102
100
98

$0.256

106

.058

109

.091

103

.019

100
96
96
96
96
96
96
104
100
100
96
100

.091
.091
.091
.091
.091
.091
.091
.091
.091
.092
.091
.091

103
103
103
103
103
103
103
103
103
105
103
103

.018
.018
.016
.016
.017
.028
.033
.020
.020
.016
.015
.015

78
78
78
83
89
128
122
122
133
100
106
100

100
100
89
89
94
156
183
111
111
89
83
83

.051
.051
.050
.050
.050
.050
.050
.078
.077
.069
.059
.056

96
96
94
94
94
94
94
147
145
130
111
106

134
152
142
127
130
130
133
135
155
169
176
192

174

Rela­
tiv e
price.

.014
.014
.014
.015
.016
.023
.022
.022
.024
.018
.019
.018

148

.670

.740
.549
.659
.714

Aver­
age
price.

100




.374
.369
.366

158
161
162
165
164
160
158
156

.333
.365
0)
0)
.369
.376
.378

Rela­
tiv e
price.

100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100

104
104
104

$0,271 $0,512

.260
.261
.259
.263
.262
.263
.269
.275
.279
.291
.284
.282

169
163
171
218
210
216
212
192
192
188
181
175

Potatoes
(pound).

.088
.088
.088
.088
.088
.088
.088
.088
.088
.088
.088
.088

93
93
96
100
100
100
100

191 $0,370

Rela­
tive
price.

.256
.256
.256
.256
.256
.256
.256
256
.256
.256
.256
.256

100

100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100

$0. 600

.600
.600
.600
.600
.600
.600
.600
.600
.600
.600
.600
.600

100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100

.259

101

.600

100

.256
.256
.256
.256
.260
.260
.260
.260
.260
.260
.262
.262

100
100
100
100
102
102
102
102
102
102
102
102

.600
.600
.600
.600
.600
.600
.600
.600
.600
.600
.600
.600

100

100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100

142

RETAIL PRICES, 1913 TO DECEMBER, 1919.
T able

C .— A V E R A G E AND R E L A T IV E R E T A IL PRIC ES OF
B Y MONTHS AND
CINCINNATI, OHIO— Continued.
(Average prices for 1913= 100. J
Bread (pound).

Cheese
(pound).

(quart).

Year and month.

Scaling
weight.

Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Rela­ Aver­
tive
age
age
tive
age
price. price. price. price. price.
1915: Av. for y e a r ... $0,224

January................
February.............
March...................
A pril.....................
M ay......................
Jun e.....................
J u ly ......................
A ugust.................
Septem ber...........
October................
N ovem ber...........
December............

.225
.228
.226
.226
.225
.225
.228
.214
.214
.221
.224
.236

1916: Av. for y e a r ...

.261

$0,080

.080
.080
.080
.080
.080
.080
.080
.080
.080
.080
.080
.080

100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100

.082

103

123

January................
February.............
March..................
A p ril....................
M ay......................
June.....................
J u ly ......................
A ugust.................
September...........
October................
N ovem ber...........
December............

.246
.247
.246
.247
.249
.249
.246
.245
.260
.273
.301
.319

116
117
116
117
117
117
116
116
123
129
142
150

1917: Av. for y e a r ...

.340

170

January................
February.............
March..................
A pril....................
M ay......................
Ju n e.....................
J u ly ......................
A u g u st.................
Septem ber...........
October................
N ovem ber...........
December............

1918: Av. for y e a r ...

January................
February.............
March..................
April.....................
M av......................
June.....................
J u ly ......................
A ugust.................
Septem ber...........
October................
Novem ber...........
December............

1919: Av. for year. . .

January................
February.............
March..................
A pril....................
M av......................
June.....................
J u ly ......................
August.................
Septem ber...........
O ctober..............
N ovem ber...........
December............




.316
.319
.331
.329
.339
.338
.344
.341
.350
.363
.359
.356

149
150
156
155
160
159
162
161
165
191
169
168

.373

176

.360
.368
.376
. 353
.335
.332
.345
.359
.376
.405
.419
.445

.426

.455
.389
.400
.406
.426
.430
.433
.451
.438
.417
.434
.437

100

106

106
108
107
107
106
106
108
101
101
104
106
111

170
174
177
167
158
157
163
169
177
191
198
210

201

215
183
189
192
201
203
204
213
207
197
205
206

$0,051

.049
.050
.050
.052
.052
.052
.052
.052
.052
.050
.050
.050

.053

Baked
weight.

$0,057

.055
056
.056
.059
.059
.059
.059
.059
.059
.056
.056
.056

.060

119

115
117
117
123
123
123
123
123
123
117
117
117
125

100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
125

.051
.051
.051
.051
.051
.051
.051
.051
.056
.058
.059
.060

.057
.057
.057
.057
.057
.057
.057
.057
.063
.065
.066
.068

119
119
119
119
119
119
119
119
131
135
138
142

.108

135

.075

.084

175

.133

125
125
125
125
125
125
125
125
150
150
150
163

166

.060
.061
.061
.067
.082
.082
.080
.081
.080
.081
.080
.079

.068
.069
.069
.075
.092
.092
.090
.091
.090
.091
.090
.089
.095

.130
.130
.130
.130
.130
.130
.130
.130
.130
.140
.140
.140

163
163
163
163
163
163
163
163
163
175
175
175

.091
.091
.091
.095
.095
.095
.095
.095
.096
.097
.096
.098

.142

178

.098

.140
.140
.140
.140
.140
.140
.140
.140
.140
.140
.150
.150

175
175
175
175
175
175
175
175
175
175
188
188

Corn meal
(pound).

Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Rela­
tive
age
age
tive
tive
age
price. price. price. price. price. price.

.080
.080
.080
.080
.080
.080
.080
.080
.080
.080
.080
.100

.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.120
.120
.120
.130

Flour, wheat
(pound).

.098
.097
.096
.096
.095
.097
.097
.099
.099
.099
.099
.099

142
144
144
156
192
192
188
190
188
190
188
185

198

190
190
190
198
198
198
198
198
200
202
200
204

204

204
202
200
200
198
202
202
206
206
206
206
206

$0,042

.042
.046
.045
.045
.046
.042
.042
.042
.039
.038
.038
.038

127

127
139
136
136
139
127
127
127
118
115
115
115

$0,026

96
96
96
96
100
100
104
96
96
96
96
96

.029

107

.044

133

.039
.040
.039
.039
.039
.038
.037
.044
.049
.051
.057
.055

118
121
118
118
118
115
112
133
148
155
173
167

.027
.026
.027
.027
.027
.027
.027
.027
.029
.029
.034
.036

.067

203

.053

.057
.057
.058
.053
.069
.060
.076
.078
.076
.073
.072
.071

.067

173
173
176
161
209
182
230
236
230
221
218
215

203

.070
.070
.070
.069
.067
.065
.064
.067
.067
.067
.095
.064

212
212
212
209
203
197
194
203
203
203
197
194

.072

218

.064
.063
.067
.072
.076
.077
.075
.075
.072
.071
.074
.077

194
191
203
218
230
233
227
227
218
215
224
233

96

.026
.026
.026
.026
.027
.027
.028
.026
.026
.026
.026
.026

.040
.038
.038
.043
.050
.049
.052
.060
.068
.066
.068
.067
.060

100
96
100
100
100
100
100
100
107
107
126
133

196

148
141
141
159
185
181
193
222
252
244
252
248

222

.065
.060
.064
.064
.062
.059
.060
.060
.061
.058
.056
.054

241
222
237
237
230
219
222
222
226
215
207
200

.054

200

.053
.051
.049
.050
.050
.051
.053
.058
.061
.060
.055
.055

196
189
181
185
185
189
196
215
226
222
204
204

143

GENERAL TABLES.

SPECIFIE D FOOD
Y E A R S —Continued.

A R T IC L E S ,

BY

C ITIE S,

1913 TO

1919,

CINCINNATI, OH IO — Continued.
[Average prices for 1913=100.)

Rice
(pound).

Potatoes
(pound).

Sugar,
granulated
(pound).

Coffee
(pound).

Tea
(pound).

Onions,
pound.
Aver­
age
Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Rela­ pnce.
age
tive
age
tive
tive
tive
tive
age
age
age
price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price.
$0,091
.090
.090
.091
.091
.092
.092
.092
.091
.091
.091
.091
.091

103 $0,014

102
102

103
103
105
105
105
103
103
103
103
103

.090

102

.091
.091
.090
.090
.090
.090
.090
.088
.090
.090
.090
.090

103
103

.106
.090
.090
.091
.096
.104
.10&

.112
.111
.117
.117
.118

.122
.128
.117
.118
.117
.117

.121
.122

.127
.137
.140
.142
.140
.143

.151
.141
.136
.136
.134
.133
.135
.145
.151
.166
.174
.178
.177

.013
.013
.013
.013
.014
.019
.013

.011
.011
.016
.015
.018

.027

78 $0,065
72
72
72
72
78
106
72
61
61
89
83

100
150

.022

122

.023
.023
.023
.026
.033

128
i28
128
144
183

.060
.064
.065
.066
.067
.068
.070
.065
.063
.061
.065
.067

123 $0,267

104 $0,600

113

108
108
104
104
103
103
103
104
104
104
104
104

123
125
126
128
132
123
119
115
123
126

.276
.276
.266
.266
.264
.264
.264
.266
.266
.266
.266
.266

121

.600
.600
.600
.600
.600
.600
.600
.600
.600
.600
.600
.600

100

100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100

100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100

.044

.107

.040
.047
.046
.044
.046
.052
.037
.037
.039
.043
.047
.052

.086
.086
.087
.087
.088
.090

108

.071

.179

.151

.072
.115
.135

.133
.136
.139
.143
.148
.153
.157
.160
.162
.162
.163
.159

244

.092

174

.271

106

228
289
278
356
356
367
217
172
*61
172
178
167

.077
.080
.086
.098

.647

103
109
118
123
127
126
133
133
134
139

.041
.052
.050
.065
.064
.066
.039
.031
.029
.031
.032
.030

.269
.269
.269
.269
.269
.272
.274
.272
.272
.274
.274
.266

105
105
105
105
105
106
107
106
106
107
107
104

.600
.600
.600
.600
.633
.614
.636
.655
.713
.683
.700
.733

100
100
100
100

.091
.090
.099
.095
.096
.094
.091

145
151
162
185
191
172
170
187
179
181
177
172

.030
.032
.037
.029

167

178
206
161

.095

179

107

133

.090

113
11*5
118
116
116

.033
.030
.035
.036
.034
.032

183
167
194

200

.089
.091
.093
.094

189
178

.108
.107

202

104
107
103
107
106
104
108
104
105
109
105

.678

.024

.273
.265
.273
.264
.273
.271
.267
.276
.266
.269
.278
.270
.309

121

.665
.676

.040

222

.117

221

.394

154

.742

.033
.033
.030
.032
.034
.048
.050
.046
.045
.043
.043
.044

183
183
167
178
189
267
278
256
250
239
239
244

.105
.105
.105
.103
.104
.104
.108
.116

198
198
198
194
196
196
204
219
209
215
272
353

.326
.348
.350
.365
.376
.400
.418
.431
.433
.424
.425
.430

127
136
137
143
147
156
163
168
169
166
166
168

.687
.679
.708
.748
.758
.744
.754
.771
.758
.773
.771
.758

172
160
155
155
152
151
153
165
172
189
198

202
201




111

.132

.600
.600
.600
.600
.600
.600
.600
.600
.600
.600
.600
.600
.600

.044

122

.131

104

120

.022

.127
.127
.127

i04
104
104
104
104
104
104
106
104
105
105
105

206

.020

.115

.121

.266
.266
.266
.266
.266
.266
.266
.272
.266
.269
.269
.269

139
150
161

133
134
133
133
138
139
144
156
159
161
159
163

.127
.127
.129
.129
.129
.129

.267

122

145

.027
.029
.026

$0,126

.127
.130
.126
.126
.117
.113
.135
.136
.138
.134

149

.025
.027
.029
.036
.037

102
102

.021

$0,127

.064
.068
.068
.068
.069
.069
.069
.068
.068
.074
.077
.084

$0,071

126
126
138
143
158
160
164
157
143
155
162
155

.022

200

.024
.024
.023
.030
.038
.033
.024
.019

.079
.067
.067
.073
.076
.084
.085
.087
.083
.076
.082
.086
.082

102
102
102
102
102
100
102
102
102
102

$0,027

Beans, Prunes, Raisins,
navy,
seeded,
pound. pound. pound.
Aver­
Aver­
Aver­
age
age
age
price.
price.
price.

.101

.094
.094
.093
.090

.102

.111
.114
.144
.187

177
177
175
170
170
168
172
175
177
192
204

.692
.706
.694
.694
.657
.679
.659
.650
.673

.688

106

102
106
109
118
114
117

122

.120

.118

.119

.122
.132
.146

.122

.135
.150
.156
.168

.072
.057
.047
.044
.037
.046
.051
.051

.198
.193
.192
.189
.190
.185
.186

.042

.156

.200

.118
.118
.119
.124
.124

.122
.150
.150
.144
.138
.133
.132

.162

.121

.321

.121

.127
.127
.127
.130
.130
.129
.134
.132
.130
.135
.139
.146

.152
.146
.145
.150
.156
.158
.155
.154
.155
.158
.144
.146
.155

.156

113

.053
.051
.048
.028
.045
.042
.042
.041
.044
.040
.036
.035

.177
.159
.164
.164
158
. 154
.156
.156
.151
.156
.143
.134

.160
.160
.153
.156
.154
.156
.159
.155
.162
.181
.162
.190

.152
.150
.158
.143
.155
.155
.152
.157
.159
.158
.161
.166

124

.062

.112

.235

.188

110

113

110

108

112
115

111
115
113
118
125
126
124
126
129
126
129
129
126

.037
.036
.052
.058
.099
.092
.069
.059
.051
.058
.065
.067

.136
.116
.113

.110
.111
.112
.108

.110

.111

.109
.107
.106

.192
.199
.206
.218
.227
.238
.229
.240
.250
.262
.283
.277

.168
.160
.169
.166
.171
.181
.178

.201
.202
.202

.221

.241

144

R E T A IL PRICES, 1913 TO DECEM BER, 1919.
T a b le

C.— A V E R A G E AND R E L A T IV E R E T A IL PRIC ES OF
B Y MONTHS AND
CINCINNATI, O fflO — Concluded.

Year and month.

Milk,
Oleo­
evap­
marga­
orated,
rine
15-16ounce can. (pound).
Average
Average
price.
price.

N ut
marga­
rine
(pound).
Average
price.

Crisco
(pound).
Average
price.

Rolled
oats
(pound ).
Average
price.

Corn
flakes,
8-ounce
package.
Average
price.

Cream of
Wheat,
28-ounce
package.
Average
price'.

$0.137

$0.251

1919— Concluded.
Average for year...........

January.....................
February..................
March........................
A p ril..........................
M ay...........................
June...........................
J u ly...........................
A ugust.......................
Septem ber................
October.....................
N ovem ber.................
December..................

$0,152

$0.405

$0.348

$0.341

$0,076

.156
.155
.141
.142
.145
.145
.148
.154
.154
.155
.162
.164

.381
.378
.374
.382
.406
.419
.420
.423
.421
.411
.420
.421

.359
.351
.341
.351
.351
.347
.348
.350
.347
.343
.346
.345

.325
.319
.318
.320
.319
.343
.372
.378
.357
.345
.351
.348

.076
.073
.075
.071
.073
.077
.073
.082
.077
.081
.073
.076

.135
.133
.138
.138
.138
.133
.137
.138
.133
.138
.139
.138

.252
.249
.247
.249
.252
.247
.248
.251
251
.248
.248
.265

T a b l e D . — A V E R A G E AND R E L A T IV E F A M IL Y E X P E N D IT U R E S FO R 22

AND
CINCINNATI, OHIO.
[Average expenditure for the year 1913= 100.]
1914

1913

1915

Month.
Average.
Average for ye a r..........

January....................
February..................
March.......................
A pril.........................
M ay..........................
June..........................
J u ly ..........................
A ugust.....................
September...............
October....................
N ovember................
December................




R elative.

$338.26

100

2

97
97
98
100
97
99
99
101
104
103
104
102

327.40
2 329.69
2 330. 39
2 338. 39
2 327. 88
2 335. 76
2 334.54
2 341. 09
2 353. 02
2 348. 90
2 350.34
2 343. 90

Average.
$342.86

2 347.41
2 342.55
2 330.60
2 327.16
2 331. 96
2 344. 44
2 350. 68
2 346.94
2 356. 04
2 347.13
2 351. 07
2 339. 92

i See footnote on p. 10.

Relative.
101

103
101
98
97
98
102
104
103
105
103
104
100

Average.
$333.38

338. 28
331. 20
320.24
2 328. 82
2 334. 03
2 337.18
2 333. 71
. 2 326. 00
2 332. 70
2 337. 59
2 339. 45
2 340. 31
2
2
2

R elative.
99

100
98
95
97
99
100
99
96
98
100
100
101

145

G EN ERAL TABLES.

SPECIFIED FOOD
Y E A R S — Continued.

AR TIC LE S,

BY

CITIES,

19X3 TO

19X9,

CINCINNATI, O H IO — Concluded.

Macaroni
(pound).
Average
price.

Cabbage
(pound).
Average
price.

$0.166

$0,058

.179
.177
.168
.160
.164
.159
.169
.165
.149
.166
.174
.167

.034
.033
.044
.094
.101
.069
.056
.061
.057
.046
.045
.060

Beans,
baked,
N o. 2 can.
Average
price.

Com,
canned,
No. 2 can.
Average
price.

Peas,
canned,
No. 2 can.
Average
price.

Tomatoes,
canned,
No. 2 can.
Average
price.

$0.156

$0.172

$0,172

.173
.170
.172
.171
.172
.172
.173
.172
.171
.176
.171
.171

$0.150

.181
.178
.174
.176
.171
.168
.169
.171
.169
.172
.167
.165

.173
.168
.160
.157
.153
.151
.147
.146
.153
.152
.157
.159

.163
.156
.148
.147
.147
.146
.144

.143

.146
.151
.153
.154

Oranges
(dozen).
Average
price.

Bananas
(dozen).
Average
price.

$0,365

$0.449

.381
.340
.350
.347
.354
.382
.365
.375
.359
.364
.390
.377

.394
.389
.498
.523
.454
.471
.437
.430
.433
.466
.419
.379

FOOD A R TICLES 1 COM BINED, B Y CITIES, 1913 TO 1919, B Y MONTHS
Y E A R S.
CINCINNATI, OHIO.
[Average expenditure for the year 1913=100.]
1917

1916
Average.

Relative.

$379.53

2 353.47
2 350.16

2 358.44
2 364.51
2 368.42
2 378.35
2 369.88
2 379.27
2 394.19
2 397.21
2 414.89
2 424.29

112

105
104
106
108
109
112
109
112
117
117
123
125

Average.

1918
R elative.

$502.37

2 448.91
2 464. 58

2 462.56
2 512.60
2 519.46
2 516.92
2 496.33
2 499.92
2 521.78
2 526.81
2 519.05
2 534.13

149

133
137
137
152
154
153
147
148
154
156
153
158

Average.
$563.33

2 545.31

2 550.46
2 498.81
2 496.78
2 534.05
2 537.96
2 558.09
2 562.15
2 598.06
2 604.83
2 608. 77
2 615.94

1919
Relative.
167

161
163
155
154
158
159
165
166
177
179
180
182

Average.
$625.00

2 620.02
2 573.63
2 593.73
2 622.57
2 628.27
2 630.31
2 646.36
2 636.28
2 619.66
2 626.39
2 645.31
2 656.65

R elative.
185
183
170
176
184
186
186
191
188
183
185
191
194

2 Cost of year’s supply at prices charged in specified m onth. The expenditures for March and April,
1918, do not include any amount spent for hens, as by order of the U . S. Food Administration no hens
were sold in these months.

146684°— 21— B u ll. 270------- 10




146

RETAIL PRICES, 1913 TO DECEMBER, 1919.
T a b l e C .— A V E R A G E AN D R E L A T IV E R E T A IL P R IC E S OF

B Y MONTHS AND
CLEVELAND, OHIO.
[Average prices for 1913=100.]

Sirloin steak Round steak
(pound).
(pound).

Rib roast
(pound).

Chuck roast
(pound).

Plate beef
(pound).

Pork chops
(pound).

Year and month.
Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­
age ative age ative age ative
age ative age ative age ative
price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price.
1913: Av. for y e a r .. $0,246

100 $0,217

January..............
February............
March..................
A pril...................
M av.....................
June....................
Ju ly.....................
A ugust................
September..........
October...............
November...........
December...........

.223
.223
237
.250
.252
.252
.260
.254
.254
.254
.250
.246

91
91
96
102
102
102
106
103
103
103
102
100

1914: Av. for y e a r..

.257

101

87
87
97
100
101
101
106
106
106
106
103
100

.227

105

January..............
February............
March.................
A pril...................
M ay.....................
June....................
July.....................
A ugust................
Septem ber.........
October...............
November...........
December...........

.247
.249
.249
.250
.261
.270
.276
.273
.267
.254
.247
.243

100
101
101
102
106
110
112
111
109
103
100
99

.220
.223
.221
.223
.229
.236
.239
.239
.237
.226
.217
.217

1915: Av. for y e a r..

.250

102

.222

January..............
February............
March..................
A pril...................
M ay.....................
June....................
Ju ly.....................
A ugust................
September..........
October...............
November...........
December...........

.241
.246
.240
.236
.251
.257
.257
.263
.260
.254
.249
.240

1916: Av. for year ..

.266

.250
January..............
.250
February............
March.................. .257
.260
A pril...................
M ay..................... .280
.292
June....................
Julv ..................... .290
A ugust................ .283
September.......... .280
October............... .255
November........... -.250
December........... .250

1917: Av. for y e a r ..

January..............
February............
March.................
A pril...................
M ay.....................
June....................
July.....................
A ugust................
September..........
October...............
November..........
December...........




.299

.270
.282
.282
.305
.315
.315
.309
.308
.312
.307
.290
.297

98
100
98
96
102
104
104
107
106
103
101
98

.216
.221
.210
.211
.227
.231
.231
.231
.229
.224
-.219
.212

108

.234

102
102
104
106
114
119
118
115
114
104
102
102

122

110
115
115
124
128
128
126
125
127
125
118
121

100 $0.190

.188
.188
.210
.218
.220
.220
.230
.229
.229
.229
.224
.217

.220
.220
.225
.228
.240
.257
.254
.248
.243
.232
.223
.222

.278

.242
.252
.258
.283
.293
.296
.292
.291
.291
.288
.270
.278

101
103
102
103
106
109
110
110
109
104
100
100

102

94
95
101
105
105
105
105
98
99
98
98
98

.147
.147
.162
.172
.172
.172
.175
.169
.169
.169
.170
.170

.196

103

.171

.191
.200
.196
.196
.197
.197
.197
.197
.199
.196
.189
.194

101
105
103
103
104
104
104
104
105
103
99
102

.193

102

100
102
97
97
105
106
106
106
106
103
101
98

.190
.191
.191
.190
.194
.203
.193
.195
.199
.194
.194
.187

108

.203

101
101
104
105
111
118
117
114
112
107
103
102

128

112
116
119
130
135
136
135
134
134
133
12 4
128

100 $0.166

.178
.180
.192
.200
.200
.200
.200
.187
.189
.187
.186
.186

.193
.193
.200
.203
.208
.212
.214
.215
.205
.198
.198
.198
.235

.212
.223
.227
.245
.250
.249
.241
.235
.238
.232
.226
.238

.164
.170
.170
.171
.174
.173
.168
.172
.177
.173
.171
.171

100 $0.119

89
89
98
104
104
104
105
102
102
102
102
102

.104
.106
.118
.123
.121
.125
.117
.120
.117
.122
.126
.125

103

.122

99
102
102
103
105
104
101
104
107
104
103
103

100
101
101
100
102
107
102
103
105
102
102
98

.165

99

.167
.163
.163
.160
.166
.169
.171
.170
.171
.164
.161
.160

101
98
98
96
100
102
103
102
103
99
97
96

107

.177

107

102
102
105
107
109
112
113
113
108
104
104
104

124

112
117
119
129
132
131
127
124
125
122
119
125

.162
.162
.168
.173
.182
.193
.192
.187
.185
.177
.173
.172

.212

.180
.197
.202
.220
.227
.232
.224
.215
.214
.211
.206
.217

98
98
101
104
110
116
116
113
111
107
104
104

128

108
119
122
133
137
140
135
130
129
127
124
131

.120
.123
.124
.121
.117
.119
.122
.122
.124
.123
.124
.123

.116

100 $0,210

100

87
89
99
103
102
105
98
101
98
103
106
105

.175
.183
.198
.213
.210
.207
.232
.221
.244
.230
.216
.194

83
87
94
101
100
99
110
105
116
110
103
92

.220

105

103

101
103
104
102
98
100
103
103
104
103
104
103

.199
.214
.203
.224
.229
.214
.241
.256
.243
.226
.220
.167

97

.203

.119
.122
.122
.116
.116
.112
.118
.114
.113
.114
.116
.114

100
103
103
97
97
94
99
96
95
96
97
96

.121

102

.118
.118
.116
.118
.121
.128
.123
.127
123
.122
.121
.121
.154

.1 27
.142
.143
.158
.160
.169
.157
.151
.158
.158
.156
.163

99
99
97
99
102
108
103
107
103
103
102
102

129

107
119
120
133
134
142
132
127
133
133
131
137

95
102
97
107
109
102
115
122
116
108
105
80

97

.164
.163
.173
.200
.210
.206
.231
.234
.251
.246
.197
.158

78
78
82
95
100
98
110
111
120
117
94
75

.236

112

.190
.202
.238
.233
.237
.240
.250
.268
.280
.250
.228
.220

.335

.255
.285
.3 12
.330
.325
.325
.341
.392
.415
.387
.331

.323

90
96
113
111
113
114
119
128
133
119
109
105

160

121
136
149
157
155
155
162
187
198
184
158
154

147

GENERAL TABLES.

SPECIFIED FOOD ARTICLES BY CITIES, 1913 TO 1919,
YEARS—Continued.
CLEVELAND, OHIO.
[Average prices for 1913=100.1
Bacon,
sliced
(pound).

Ham,
sliced
(pound).

Lard
(pound).

Lamb
(pound).

Hens
(pound).

Sal­
mon,
cann'd
pound.

Eggs (dozen).
Strictly
iresn.

Stor­
age.

Butter
(pound).

Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Aver­ Rel­
age ative age ative age ative age ative age ative age
age ative age
age ative
price. price price. price price. price price. price price. price price. price. price price. price. price
$0,276

.239
.243
.256
.270
.271
.286
.301
.303
.296
.281
.281
.279
.286

.274
.276
.278
.278
.278
.269
.289
.306
.305
.299
.296
.283
.273

.274
.275
.265
.266
.265
.266
.276
.279
.275
.280
.271
.279
.291

100 $0.351
.320
87

100 $0.163

.320
.335
.360
.360
.360
.380
.373
.373
.357
.357
.363

91
91
95
103
103
103
108
106
106
102
102
103

104

.347

99

99
100
101
101
101
97
105
111
111
108
107
103

.335
.335
357
.350
.350
.350
.350
.365
.350
.350
.335
.335

88
93
98
98
104
109
110
107
102
102
101

95
95
102
100
100
100
100
104
100
100
95
95

99

.332

95

99
100
96
96
96
96
100
101
100
101
98
101

.335
.335
.335
.325
.310
.335
.335
.335
.335
.335
.335
.335

95
95
95
93
88
95
95
95
95
95
95
95

105

.344

98

.158
.158
.161
.165
.165
.165
.165
.166
.164
.164
.163
.164
.162

.163
.164
.163
.163
.162
.161
.161
.160
.163
.160
.161
.159
.153

100 $0.193

97
97
99
101
101
101
101
102
101
101
100
101

99

100
101
100
100
99
99
99
98
100
98
99
98

.173
187
903
915
910
192
.207
.196
187
187
.181
.180

100 $0,215

90
97
105
111
109
99
107
102
97
97
94
93

.193
.206
.227
.250
.229
.223
.220
.215
.219
.209
.199
.193

100

$0,343

90
96
106
116
107
104
102
100
102
97
93
90

.350
.318
.272
.236
.256
.276
.298
.333
.368
.427
.500
.480

300

104

.219

102

.352

.191
187
191
197
907
903
.209
.216
.211
.200
.197
.189

99
97
99
102
107
105
108
112
109
104
102
98

.206
.226
.230
.249
.231
.209
.231
.226
.226
.211
.194
.186

96
105
107
116
107
97
107
105
105
98
9P
8V

.448
.362
.287
.241
.253
.271
.293
.333
.361
.378
.477
.520

109

.158
.162
.163
.160
.158
.154
.148
.143
.142
.145
.150
.152

94

.211

97
99
100
98
97
94
91
88
87
89
92
93

.182
.190
.200
.223
.236
.237
.235
.210
.214
.210
.200
.192

.180

110

.238

94
98
104
116
122
123
122
109
111
109
104
99
123

.212

.199
.215
.230
.225
.228
.210
.214
.209
.208
.208
.203
.200
.243

99 $0-176

93
100
107
105
106
98
100
97
97
97
94
93
113

.180
.180
.180
.180
.180
.182
.177
.171
.171
.171
.171
.171

.176

.348

.445
.341
.245
.254
.250
.271
.286
.306
.358
.413
.489
.513
.398

100

102 $0,245
93
79
69
75
80
87
97
107
124
146
.357
140
.343
103

131
106
84
70
74
79
85
97
105
110
139
152
101

116

100
100
103
104
104
104
106
106
110
111
108
108

.335
.335
.335
.335
.335
.350
.350
.350
.350
.350
.350
.350

95
95
95
95
95
100
100
100
100
100
100
100

.152
.152
.156
.164
.168
.172
.176
.178
.192
.198
.228
.226

93
93
96
101
103
106
108
109
118
121
140
139

.222
.222
.246
.248
.246
.245
.260
.250
.244
.222
.212
.238

115
115
127
129
127
127
135
130
126
115
110
123

.223
.236
.249
.257
.250
.248
.240
.244
.249
.240
.236
.247

104
110
116
120
116
115
112
113
116
112
110
115

.173
.173
.173
.174
.174
.173
.175
.175
.175
.180
.183
.188

.463
.326
.284
.275
.280
.304
.349
.401
.436
.507
.560
.590

135
95
83
80
82
89
102
117
127
148
163
172

.413

150

.417

119

.283

174

.292

151

.306

142

.243

.512

149

.197
.197
.200
.215
.253
.251
.254
.249
.262
.270
.291
.279

.619
.581
.354
.399
.437
.425
.457
.495
.542
.570
.605
.660

.350
109
112
.365
126
.400
.390
145
.450
155
.436
156
158
.431
160
.441
164
.421
.436
170
.441
169
169 , .444




100
104
114
111
128
124
123
126
120
124
126
127

.224 137
.227 139
.252 1 155
.272 , 167
.297 182
.286 175
.280 172
.281 172
.302 185
.318 195
.332 204
.330 ! 202

.270
.286
.288
.288
.306
.311
.280
.285
.308
.306
.288
.290

140
148
149
149
159
161
145
148
160
159
149
150

.280
.299
.307
.336
.314
.303
.286
.302
.327
.317
.294
.308

130
139
143
156
146
141
133
140
152
147
137
143

180
169
103
116
127
124
133
144
158
166
176
192

.418
.436
.434
.420
.368
.362
.352
.357
.383
.392
.407
.422

.376

100

106
110
110
106
93
91
89
90
97
99
103
107
95

.333
.273

.428
.362
.360
.337
.342
.366
.356
.377
.385
.386
.409
.406

108
91
91
85
86
92
90
95
97
97
103
103

.367

.323
.319

130 ” ’326*
99
.300
71
74
73
79
83
89
104
120
143 ’.’334'
.317
150

.276
.276
.283
.286
.287
.287
.292
.293
.303
.307
.299
.299
.301
.319
.349
.400
.427
.431
.436
.441
.452
.468
.467
.467

.360

$0.396

93

.393
.390
.369
.377
.350
.350
.347
.336
.339
.356
.380
.414
.412

.401
.393
.433
.430

.377

.420
.438
.463

.431
.443

.374
.368
.383
.413
.437
.458

.477
.507

.487
.518
.495
.543
.472
.481
.464
.478
.516
.530
.530
.564

99
98
93
95
88
88
88
85
86
90
96
105
104

101
99
109
109
95
94
93

97

104
110
116
120

128
123
131
125
137
119
121
117

121

130
134

134
142

148

R E T A IL PRIC ES, 1913 TO DECEM BER, 1919.
T a b l e C.—AVERAGE AND RELATIVE RETAIL PRICES OF

BY MONTHS AND
CLEVELAND, OHIO— Continued.
[Average prices for 1913=100.]

Sirloin steak Round steak
(pound).
(pound).

Rib roast
(pound).

Chuck roast
(pound).

Plate beef
(pound).

Pork chops
(pound).

Year and mohth.
Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­
age ative age ative age ative age ative age ative age ative
price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price,
1918: Av. for y e a r . . $0.362
January..............
.302
February............
.316
March.................
.318
A p ril...................
.352
M ay.....................
.375
June....................
.416
Ju ly..................... .395
A u g u st................ .388
September..........
.385
October............... .366
Novem ber........... .366
Decem ber........... .363
1919: Av. for y e a r . .
January..............
February............
March.................
A pril...................
M ay.....................
June.....................
July.....................
A ugust................
September..........
October...............
November..........
December...........

.393

.378
.381
.389
.399
.414
.424
.421
.402

.387

.376
.371
.377

147 $0,341

123
128
129
143
152
169
161
158
157
149
149
148

.288
.299
.301
.334
.357
.390
.372
.365
.361
.341
.339
.340

160

154
155
158
162
168
172
171
163
157
153
151
153

.355
.345
.364
.375
.381
.388
.389
.367
.356
.345
.334
.343

157 $0,284

133
138
139
154
165
180
171
168
166
157
156
157

167

164
159
168
173
176
179
179
169
164
159
154
158

149 $0.262

.244
.252
.259
.281
.301
.321
.311
.299
.295
.281
.280
.282

128
133
136
148
158
169
164
157
155
148
147
148

.301

158

156
157
162
169
173
166
162
159
152
149
146
153

.296
.298
.307
.322
.328
.316
.308
.303
.278
.290

.224
.236
.239
.261
.271
.294
.283
.278
.275
.260
.262
.265

.267

.276
.279
.283
.290
.297
.275
.270
.259
.249
.243
.240
.242

158 $0.198

135
142
144
157
163
177
170
167
166
157
158
160

166 $0,385

.168
.177
.184
.197
.210
.223
.211
.205
.205
.199
.198
.196

141
149
155
166
176
187
177
172
172
167
166
165

161

.193

.207
.210
.208
.220
.217
.196
.192
.179
.176
.174
.167
.169

162

166
168
170
175
179
166
163
156
150
146
145
146

174
176
175
185
182
165
161
150
148
146
140
142

183

.331
.326
.336
.352
.354
.373
.379
.448
.493
.423
.410
.397

158
155
160
168
169
178
180
213
235
201
195
189

.430

205

.395
.379
.412
.433
.443
.437
.481
.475
.472
.449
.417
.371

188
180
196
206
211
208
229
226
225
214
199
177

Bread (pound).
Cheese (pound).

JJL l, llt5SXl
XLI
X

(quart).

Scaling
weight.

Year and month.

r

Baked weight.

Aver­
age
price.
1913: Av. for year........

January...................
February.................
March......................
April........................
M ay.........................
June........................
July.........................
August....................
Septem ber..............
October...................
N ovem ber...............
December................

1914: Av. for year........

January...................
February................
March......................
April........................
M ay.........................
June........................
July.........................
August.....................
September..............
October...................
November...............
December................

Rela­
tiv e
price.

Aver­
age
price.

Rela­
tive
price.

Aver­
age
price.

Aver­
age
price.

$0,233

100

$0.082

100

$0.049

$0,055

.230
.230
.230
.230
.230
.230
.230
.230
.240
.240
.240
.240

99
99
99
99
99
99
99
99
103
103
103
103

.242

104

.235
.235
.235
.245
.245
.245
.245
.245
.250
.245
.240
.235

101
101
101
105
105
105
105
105
107
105
103
101

.088
.088
.088
.083
.080
.080
.080
.080
.080
.080
.080
.080

.080

.080
.080
.080
.080
.080
.080
.080
.080
.080
.080
..080
.080

107
107
107
101
98
98
98
98
98
98
98
98

98

98
98
98
98
98
98
98
98
98
98
98
98

.049
.049
.049
.049
.049
.049
.049
.050
.050
.050
.050
.050

.050

.050
.050
.050
.050
.050
.050
.050
.050
.051
.051
.051
.051

(pound).

Rela­
tive
price.

Aver­
age
price.

Rela­
tive
price.

100

$0,032

100

.055
.055
.055
.055
.055
.055
.055
.056
.056
.056
.056
.056

100
100
100
100
100
100
100
102
102
102
102
102

.056

102

.056
.056
.056
.056
.056
.056
.056
.056
.057
.057
.057
.057

lo u r, w neai

102
102
102
102
102
102
102
102
104
104
104
104

.032
.032
.032
.031
.032
.032
.032
.032
.032
.031
.032
.031

100
100
100
97
100
100
100
100
100
97
100
97

.034

106

.032
.032
.032
.032
.032
.032
.032
.036
.039
.036
.037
.039

1 No hens sold in March and April, 1918, by order of the U . S . Food Administration.




100
100
100
100
100
100
100
113
122
113
116
122

149

GEN ERAL TABLES.

SPECIFIED FOOD ARTICLES, BY CITIES, 1913 TO 1919,
YEARS—Continued.

CLEVELAND, OHIO—Continued.
[Average prices for 1913=100.]
Bacon,
sliced
Cpound).

Ham,
sliced
(pound).

Lard
(pound).

Lamb
(pound).

Hens
(pound).

Sal­
mon,
cann'd
pound.

Eggs (dozen).
Strictly
fresh.

Storage.

B utter
(pound).

Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Aver­ Rel­
age ative age ative age ative age ative age ative age
age ative
age ative age
price. price price. price price. price price. price price. price price. price. price price. price. price
$0.513

.470
.477
.483
.488
.489
.490
.490
.521
.542
.557
.564
.584

.456
• 455
.469
.467
.470
.491
.488
.510
.538
.553
.545
.574

.542

.374

.576
.561
.555
.571
.583
.588
.626
.601
.596
.562
.542
.534

Corn meal
(pound).

$0,028

.316
.322
.328
.330
.319
.319
.316
.329
.337
.343
.342
.342

.575

• 587
.558
.553
.555
.563
.576
.579
.546
.526
.498
.483
.478

Aver­
age
price.

$0,329

$0.501

.327
.324
.340
.364
.410
.418
.441
.414
.377
.362
.361
.344

Rice (pound).

$0.290 $0.586

.301
.311
.323
.343
.349
.365
.361
.363
.352
.330
.324
.315

.338
.373
0)
0)
.398
.364
.390
.404
.403
.381
.374
.368

185
169
181
188
187
177
174
171

.360

.416

193

.336
.358
.385
.396
.381
.388
.383
.372
.352
.316
.319
.330

.391
.406
.434
.458
.455
.428
.441
.426
.414
.392
.373
.373

Potatoes
(pound).

182
189
202
213,
212
199
205
198
193
182
173
173

.282
.281
.285
.286
.285
.293
.295
.299
.300
.301

.306
.304
.306
.309
.308
.306
.310
.313
.330
.350
.361
.365

Sugar, granu­
lated (pound).

.725
.702
.446
.415
.424
.431
.495
• 539
.599
.656
.758

$0,582

.534

.655
.779
.533
.502
.510
.548
.534
.613
.624
.640
.758

.602

.615
.631
.631

Coffee (pound).

147

.571
.578
.539
.496
.506
.508
.525
.538
.612
.651
.688
.769

144
146
136
125
128
128
133
136
155
164
174
194

.691

$0,524
.593

174

.760
.573
.682
.720
.67 7
.625
.648
.738
.798
.804

Aver­
age
price.

Rela­
tiv e
price.

Aver­
age
price.

Rela­
tive
price.

Aver­
age
price.

Rela­
tive
price.

Aver­
age
price.

Rela­
tiv e
price.

Aver­
age
price.

100

$0,087

100

$0,017

100

$0.054

100

$0.265

100

100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100

$0,500

.265
.265
.265
.265
.265
.265
.265
.265
.265
.265
.265
.265

.092

106

.019

112

.060

111

.265

100

.500

100
100
96
96
96
96
96
100
104
107
107
104

.031

111

104
104
104
104
104
104
104
100
121
121
121
118




.085
.085
.085
.085
.085
.085
.085
.085
.090
.090
.090
.090

.090
.090
.090
.090
.090
.090
.090
.090
.095
.095
.095
.095

98
98
98
98
98
98
98
98
103
103
103
103

103
103
103
103
103
103
103
103
109
109
109
109

.014
.014
.014
.014
.015
.015
.020
.021
.020
.019
.020
.020

.020
.019
.018
.019
.019
.021
.029
.020
.019
.014
.012
.012

82
82
82
82
88
88
118
124
118
112
118
118

118
112
106
112
112
124
171
118
112
82
71
71

.056
.055
.055
.052
.051
.050
.053
056
.056
.055
.054
.054

.051
.052
.050
.050
.050
.052
.052
.082
.082
.074
.063
.060

104
102
102
96
94
93
98
104
104
102
100
100

94
96
93
93
93
96
96
152
152
137
117
111

.265
.265
.265
.265
.265
.265
.265
.265
.265
.265
.265
.265

100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100

192
145
172
182
171
158
159
160
164
186
202
203

Tea (pound).

Rela­
tiv e
price.

.028
.028
.027
.027
.027
.027
.027
.028
.029
.030
.030
.029

.029
.029
.029
.029
.029
.029
.029
.028
.034
.034
.034
.033

$0,379

$0,336

.500
.500
.500
.500
.500
.500
.500
.500
.500
.500
.500
.500

.500
.500
.500
.500
.500
.500
.500
.500
.500
.500
.500
.500

Rela­
tive
price.
100

100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100

100

100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100

150

R E T A IL PRICES, 1913 TO D ECEM BER, 1919.
T able

C.— AV E R A G E AND R E L A T IV E R E T A IL PRIC ES OF
B Y M ONTHS AND
CLEVELAND, OH IO — Continued.
[Average prices for 1913=100.]
Bread (pound).

Cheese
(pound).

Milk, fresh
(quart).

Year and m onth.

Scaling
weight.

jc iuui , wueat

Baked
weight.

(pound).

(pound).

Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Rela­ Aver­
tive
age
age
tive
age
price. price. price. price. price.
19151 - Av. for year. . .

J a n u a ry ..............
February.............
M a rch .................
A pril.....................
M ay......................
June.....................
July ......................
A ugust.................
Septem ber...........
October................
N ovem ber...........
December............

1916: Av. for y e a r ...

January................
February.............
March...................
A pril.....................
May......................
June.....................
J u l y .....................
A u g u s t.............. .
Septem ber...........
October................
December............

1917: Av. for y e a r...

Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ R ela­
tive
tive
age
age
tive
age
price. price. price. price. price. price.

$0.232

100

$0.079

96

$0.054

$0.061

Ill

.233
.236
.240
.239
.239
.240
.236
.227
.219
.219
.220
.230

100
101
103
103
103
103
101
97
94
94
94
99

.080
.078
.078
.078
.078
.078
.078
.078
.078
.078
.080
.080

98
95
95
95
95
95
95
95
95
95
98
98

.053
.057
.055
.055
.055
.055
.054
.054
.053
.053
.053
.053

.060
.064
.062
.062
.062
.062
.061
.061
.060
.060
.060
.060

109
116
113
113
113
113
111
111
109
109
109
109

.065

118

.258

111

.083

101

.058

.233
.246
.250
.249
.247
.244
.243
.247
.255
.283
.287
.308

100
106
107
107
106
105
104
106
109
121
123
132

.080
.080
.080
. 080
.080
.080
.080
.080
.080
.090
.090
.090

98
98
98
98
98
98
98
98
98
110
110
110

.053
.054
.054
.054
.054
.054
.055
.056
.060
.066
.069
.070

.060
.061
.061
.061
.061
.061
.062
.063
.068
.074
.078
.079

.329

141

.108

132

.083

.093

.070
.070
.070
.075
.090
.090
.090
.090
.090
.089
.089
.078

.079
.079
.079
.084
.101
.101
.101
.101
.101
.100
.100
.088

165

.097

159
159
159
159
159
159
159
159
171
171
183
183

.090
.088
.092
.097
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100

176

January................
February.............
March...................
April....... ..............
M ay......................
June.....................
July......................
A ugust.................
Septem ber...........
October................
N ovem ber...........
December............

.317
.313
.317
.322
.343
.328
.320
.313
.332
.350
.348
.346

136
134
136
138
147
141
137
134
142
150
149
149

1918: Av. for y e a r ...

.348

149

January................
February.............
March...................
A pril.....................
M ay......................
June.....................
July ......................
A ugust.................
Septem ber...........
October................
N ovem ber...........
December............

1919: Av. for y e a r ...

January................
February.............
March...................
April.....................
M ay......................
June.....................
J u l y ............... .
A ugust.................
Septem ber...........
October................
N ovem ber...........
December............




.338
.342
.340
.338
.334
.323
.324
.336
.348
.367
.390
.393
.429

.426
.424
.418
.427
.429
.437
.447
.436
.432
.424
.419
.424

.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.120
.120
.120
.120
.120

.135

122
122
122
122
122
122
122
146
146
146
146
146

145
147
146
145
143
139
139
144
149
158
167
169

.130
.130
.130
.130
.130
.130
.130
.130
.140
.140
.150
.150

184

.145

177

.097

183
182
179
183
184
188
192
187
185
182
180
182

.150
.140
.130
.130
.130
.137
.150
.150
.150
.157
.160
.160

183
171
159
159
159
167
183
183
183
191
195
195

.100
.096
.097
.097
.097
.097
.097
.101
.100
.097
.093
.096

.1 0 0

.100
.100

$0.042

.042
.046
.045
.046
.047
.043
.042
.042
.039
.037
.039
.040

131

$0.031

I ll

131
144
141
144
147
134
131
131
122
116
122
125

.033
.033
.031
.031
.032
.031
.031
.031
.031
.031
.030
.032

118
118
111
111
114
111
111
111
111
111
107
114

141

.041
.042
.039
.039
.039
.038
.037
.044
.049
.052
.058
.057

.033

118

128
131
122
122
122
119
116
138
153
163
181
178

.031
.032
.032
.031
.031
.031
.030
.030
.033
.037
.037
,041

111
114
114
111
111
111
107
107
118
132
132
146

169

.071

144
144
144
153
184
184
184
184
184
182
182
160

222

.057

181
191
181
206
288
256
231
238
228
222
216
213

.041
.041
.043
.045
.053
.055
.054
.063
.069
.073
.076
.076

204

.058
.061
.058
.066
.092
.082
.074
.076
.073
.071
.069
.068

109
111
111
111
111
111
113
115
124
135
142
144

164
160
167
176
182
182
182
182
182
182
182
182

176

182
175
176
176
176
176
176
184
182
176
169
175

.045

.068

213

.067

.068
.068
.067
.067
.067
.070
.071
.070
.068
.067
.067
.066

213
213
209
209
209
219
222
219
213
209
209
206

.072
.069
.071
.071
.071
.068
.066
.066
.067
.066
.062
.060

.074

231

.067
.067
.068
.073
.078
.079
.078
.076
.072
.074
.076
.078

209
209
213
228
244
247
244
238
225
231
238
244

.061

.062
.060
.058
.059
.058
.059
.061
.061
.063
.065
.066
.063

146
146
154
161
189
196
193
225
246
261
271
271
239

257
246
254
254
254
243
236
236
239
236
221
214
218

221
214
207
211
207
211
218
218
225
232
236
225

151

G EN ERAL TABLES.

SP E C IF IE D FOOD
Y E A R S — Continued.

AR TIC LE S,

BY

CITIES,

1913 TO

1919,

CLEVELAND, OHIO— Continued.
[Average prices for 1913=100.]

Rice
(pound).

Potatoes
(pound).

Sugar,
granulated
(pound).

Coffee
(pound).

Tea
(pound).

Onions,
pound.
Aver­
age
Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ R ela­ Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Rela­ price.
tive
age
age
tive
tive
age
tive
tive
age
age
price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price.
$0.092

106 $0.014

.093
.093
.093
.093
.093
.093
.093
.093
.091
.091
.091
.091

107
107
107
107
107
107
107
107
105
105
105
105

.092

106

71
71
65
65
65
71
71
76
82
100
106
112

.028

165

.091
.090
.090
.090
.091
.091
.092
.093
.093
.094
.093
.093

105
103
103
103
105
105
106
107
107
108
107
107

.024
.024
.024
.024
.024
.027
.022
.026
.031
.033
.038
.039

.104

120

.046

.092
.092
.092
.094
.106
.104
.104
.103
.106
.111
.118
.124
.130

.119
.121
.121
.120
.121
.120
.128
.132
.141
.144
.145
.145
.153

.144
.138
.135
.133
.133
.134
.142
.158
.169
.180
.184
.186

106
106
106
108
122
120
120
118
122
128
136
143
149

82 $0.067

.012
.012
.011
.011
.011
.012
.012
.013
.014
.017
.018
.019

.062
.066
.067
.069
.069
.070
.070
.066
.066
.061
.069
.071

115
122
124
128
128
130
130
122
122
113
128
131

110 $0,471

.297
.294
.294
.294
.291
.291
.291
.291
.291
.291
.291
.291

112
111
111
111
110
110
110
110
110
110
110
110

94

.471
.471
.471
.471
.471
.471
.471
.471
.471
.471
.471
.471

94
94
94
94
94
94
94
94
94
94
94
94

$0.034

.031
.032
.033
.037
.044
.038
.041
.027
.027
.031
.030
.032

$0,076

.069
.069
.074
.074
.074
.074
.074
.071
.074
.077
.084
.092

$0.138

.140
.140
.140
.138
.138
.138
.138
.136
.138
.133
.137
.137

$0.117

.119
.118
.118
.116
.116
.115
.118
.114
.114
.114
.118
.119

.286

108

.485

97

.052

.115

141
141
141
141
141
159
129
153
182
194
224
229

.069
128
.071 « 131
.076
141
.081
150
.086
159
.087
161
.086
159
.083
154
141
.076
.083
154
.086
159
.085
157

.284
.284
.284
.284
.284
.284
.288
.288
.288
.288
.288
.288

107
107
107
107
107
107
109
109
109
109
109
109

.486
.486
.486
.486
.486
.486
.492
.492
.492
.475
.475
.475

97
97
97
97
97
97
98
98
98
95
95
95

.038
.041
.044
.051
.058
.066
.051
.058
.048
.049
.058
.059

.093
.094
.092
.092
.093
.094
.126
.126
.131
.131
.147
.155

.137
.133
.133
.133
.132
.134
.129
.135
.129
.136
.134
.134

.119
.119
.119
.119
.119
.119
.113
.116
.124
.124
.139
.139

.287

108

.520

104

.076

.186

.288
.288
.288
.288
.288
.278
.280
.280
.294
.291
.295
.291

109
109
109
109
109
105
106
106
111
110
111
110

.475
.475
.475
.500
.492
.499
.503
.512
.565
.566
.556
.622

95
95
87
100
98
100
101
102
113
113
111
124

.071
.138
.130
.130
.078
.059
.052
.047
.049
.050
.055
.051

.153
.152
.160
.173
.213
.209
.208
.199
.186
.191
.194
.194

.157

.139

.138
.140
.140
.146
.164
.158
.162
.153
.165
.165
.179
.176

.139
.139
.130
.139
.139
.134
.130
.140
.143
.143
.143
.146

125

.043

.161

.174

120
116
119
119
119
123
126
126
127
132
133
134

.048
.048
.034
.029
.046
.048
.052
.057
.046
.038
.032
.033

.148

.081

150

.133

.122

.042
.055
.054
.059
.071
.073
.037
.033
.02®
.032
.033
.030

271

.093

172

247
324
318
347
418
429
218
194
171
188
194
176

.080
.081
.092
.097
.102
.090
.090
.100
.098
.097
.097
.094

148
150
170
180
189
167
167
185
181
180
180
174

.032

188

.096

178

.298

112

.624

178
174
165
167
167
167
170
172
174
187
200
202

.289
.291
.300
.298
.299
.294
.296
.294
.297
.298
.305
.317

109
110
113
112
113
111
112
111
112
112
115
120

.599
.580
.595
.596
.596
.616
.632
.632
.636
.661
.667
.672

209

.439

166

.697

139

.071

.120

.250

.184

131
135
142
146
156
163
179
183
186
186
189
189

.648
.681
.677
.665
.663
.674
.720
.706
.728
.738
.728
.740

130
136
135
133
133
135
144
141
146
148
146
148

.034
.038
.057
.076
.114
.115
.101
.066
.055
.056
.068
.076

.139
.117
.113
.113
.116
.120
.120
.124
.126
.119
.117
.114

.202
.201
.217
.229
.235
.258
.273
.268

.157
.147
.154
.157

137
139
139
138
139
138
147
152
162
166
167
167

.030
.031
.022
.021
.020
.033
.045
.041
.041
.034
.031
.030

176
182
129
124
118
194
265
241
241
200
182
176

.096
.094
.089
.090
.090
.090
.092
.093
.094
.101
.108
.109

176

.039

229

.113

182
176
165
182
188
224
306
324
294
241
235
247

.109
.107
.108
.108
.108
.108
.109
.110
.109
.110
.127
.141

166
159
155
153
153
154
163
182
194
207
211
214

124 $0.292

Beans,
Raisins,
N avy, Prunes, seeded,
pound. pound. pound.
Aver­ Aver­ A ver­
age
age
age
price.
price.
price.

.031
.030
.028
.031
.032
.038
.052
.055
.050
.041
.040
.042




202
198
200
200
200
200
202
204
202
204
235
261

.348
.359
.375
.388
.413
.432
.475
.484
.494
.493
.502
.502

.181
.177
.177
.176
.173
.156
.153
.153
.148
.147
.146
.143

.171
.172
.173
.172
.168
.161
.167
.173
.172
.179
.186
.194

.249
.294

.283

.292

.146
.146
.146
.146
.142
.147
.150
.149
.144
.150
.156
.156

.162
.166
.178
.193
.207
.221
.228
.238

152

R E T A IL PRICES, 1913 TO DECEM BER, 1919.
T a b le

C.— A V E R A G E AND R E L A T IV E R E T A IL PRIC ES OF
B Y M ONTHS AND
CLEVELAND, O HIO— Concluded.

Year and month.

Milk,
evap­
orated.
15-16ounce can.
Average
price.

Oleo­
marga­
rine,
pound.
Average
price.

N ut
marga­
rine,
pound.
Average
price.

Crisco,
pound.
Average
price.

Rolled
oats,
pound.
Average
price.

Com
flakes,
8-ounce
package.
Average
price.

Cream of
W heat,
28-ounce
package.
Average
price.

$0.425

$0.353

$0.361

$0.086

$0.141

$0.248

1919—Concluded.
Average for year..........

January.....................
February..................
March........................
April.......... ..............
May............ ..............
Jun e..........................
July............................
August.......................
Septem ber................
October.....................
N ovem ber................
December..................

$0.162

.166
.166
.150
.151
.152
.155
.163
.167
.168
.168
.171
.172

.397
.392
.387
.404
.420
.431
.435
.443
.433
.437
.455
.461

.352
.350
.351
.351
.348
.353
.358
.357
.356
.353
.355
.355

.327
.327
.326
.329
.336
.348
.404
.399
.395
.384
.376
.378

.079
.079
.074
.083
.082
.083
.092
.087
.093
.094
.095
.094

.139
.142
.143
.137
.136
.139
.144
.143
.142
.142
.142
.141

.247
.245
.248
.249
.244
.244
.246
.245
.244
.244
.246
.279

T a b l e D .— A V E R A G E AND R E L A T IV E F A M IL Y E X P E N D IT U R E S FO R 22

AND
CLEVELAND, OH IO.
[Average expenditure for the year 1913=100.]
1913

Month.

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

January...................
February..................
March.......................
A pril........................
M ay..........................
June..........................
J u ly ..........................
A ugust.....................
September...............
October....................
November................
December................




$354. 01

2 339.
2 340.

04
82
2 347. 06
2 348. 39
2 342. 22
2 343.07
2 356.10
2 356. 21
2 367.18
2 367. 92
2 374. 21
2 369.19

1914
Relative.
100

96
96
98
98
97
97

101
101

104
104
106
104

Average.
$361. 99

2 366.
2 355.

75
74
2 346. 48
2 345.17
2 347. 48
2 351. 66
2 368. 21
2 377. 06
2 380. 30
2 366. 34
2 368. 74
2 362. 60

1 See footnote on p. 10.

1915
Relative.
102

104
100
98
98
98
99
104
107
107
103
104
102

Average.
$354. 99

2 357.
2 352.

08
43
2 340.32
2 345. 22
2 345. 92
2 347. 21
2 351.28
2 351. 64
2 358.09
2 364. 21
2 369.83
2 374.05

R elative.
100
101
100
96
98
98
98
99
99
101
103
104
106

153

GENERAL TABLES.

SPECIFIED FOOD AR TIC LE S,
Y E A R S — Continued.

BY

CITIES,

1913 TO

1919,

CLEVELAND, OHIO— Concluded.

Corn,
canned,
No. 2 can.
Average
price.

Macaroni,
pound.
Average
price.

Cabbage,
pound.
Average
price.

Beans,
baked,
No. 2 can.
Average
price.

$0,187

$0,063

$0,165

$0,198

.182
.170
.165
.166
.163
.162
.167
.163
.163
.163
.157
.159

.205
.203
.205
.201
.196
.198
.197
.196
.197
.189
.193
.193

.036
.041
.058
.102
.102
.071
.072
.061
.062
.047
.045
.061

.189
.189
.190
.185
.185
.182
.186
.187
.187
.187
.188
.190

Peas,
canned,
No. 2 can.
Average
price.

Tomatoes,
canned,
No. 2 can.
Average
price.

$0,166

$0,192

.194
.195
.194
.191
.192
.196
.194
.192
.189
.186
.187
.191

.177
.174
.169
.164
.158
.159
.177
.167
.166
.162
.160
.163

Bananas,
dozen.
Average
price.

Oranges,
dozen.
Average
price.

$0,448

$0,549

.414
.408
.423
.437
.452
.453
.473
.468
.450
.460
.464
.475

.587
.463
.580
.552
.540
.524
.547
.541
.534
.578
.577
.565

FOOD A R TIC LE S 1 COM BINED, B Y CITIES, 1913 TO 1919, B Y MONTHS
YEARS.
CLEVELAND, O H IO.
[Average expenditures for the year 1913=100.]
1916
Average.

1917
Relative.

$403.06

2 378.91
2 370.22
2 380.14
2 381.80
2 381.02
2 390.85
2 388.93
2 404.93
2 421.51
2 433.59
2 447.78
2 453.88

114

107
105
107
108
108
no
110
114
119
122
126
128

Average.
$530.87

2 476.36
2 505.16
2 493.70
2 531.85
2 564.46
2 557.51
2 512.58
2 533.79
2 547.13
2 551.00
2 542.92
2 549.10

1918
Relative.
150

135
143
139
150
159
157
145
151
155
156
153
155

Average.
$590.11

3 563.68
2 568.64
2 509.35
2 512.81
2 548.70
2 574.93
2 593.95
2 607.30
2 634.07
2 622.12
2 634.80
2 650.55

1919
Relative.
167

159
161
150
151
155
162
168
172
179
176
179

184

Average.
$660.41

2 653.59
2 599.86
2 616.84
2 640.83
2 652.08
2 651.41
2 692.38
2 685.42
2 672.77
2 676.58
2 686.52
2 699.25

R elative.
187

185
169
174
181
184
184
196
194
190
191
194
198

2 Cost of year’s supply at prices charged in specified month. The expenditures for March and April,
1918, do not include any amount spent for hens, as b y order of the U. S. Food Administration no hens
were sold in these months.




154

RETAIL, PRICES, 1913 TO DECEMBER, 1919.
T a b l e C .— A V E R A G E AND R E L A T IV E 3 R E T A IL PR IC E S OF

B Y MONTHS AND
COLUMBUS, OHIO.

Sirloin
steak,
pound.
Average
price.

Round
steak,
pound.
Average
price.

Rib
roast,
pound.
Average
price.

Chuck
roast,
pound.
Average
price.

Plate
beef,
pound.
Average
price.

Pork
chops,
pound.
Average
price."

Bacon,
sliced,
pound.
Average
price.

A pril..........................
M ay...........................
Jun e..........................
J u ly ...........................
A ugust......................
Septem ber................
October.....................
N ovem ber................
December.................

SO 282
.
.288
.285
.286
.286
.284
.284

SO.245
.252
.252
.252
.252
.250
.250

SO.217
.220
.218
.218
.218
.218
.218

SO.182
.185
.185
.190
.186
.184
.184

SO.146
.150
.142
.148
.144
.142
.142

SO.223
.230
.242
.272
.258
.220
.224

SO.254
.268
.274
.296
.294
.288
.290

1917: Av. for year.........

.311

.287

.247

.216

.167

.313

.394

.272
.290
.280
.300
.318
.325
.322
.317
.336
.329
.321
.317

.246
.260
.268
.290
.291
.296
.297
.299
.310
.303
.298
.291

.204
.214
.228
.240
.275
.273
.252
.255
.264
.258
.251
.249

.178
.190
.200
.213
.219
.224
.222
.230
.227
.226
.233
.224

.349

.294

Year and month.

1916: Av. for yea r..........

January.....................

January.....................
February..................
March........................
A pril..........................
M ay...........................
June..........................
J u ly ...........................
A ugust......................
Septem ber................
October.....................
Novem ber................
December.................
1918: Av. for year.........

.372

January.....................
February..................
March........................
A pril..........................
M ay...........................
Jun e..........................
J u ly ...........................
A ugust......................
Septem ber................
October.....................
N ovem ber................
December.................

.320
.322
.323
.348
.380
.403
.409
.399
.403
.393
.381
.378

1919: Av. for year.........

.388

January.....................
February..................
March........................
A pril..........................
M ay...........................
Jun e..........................
J u ly ...........................
A ugust......................
Septem ber................
October.....................
Novem ber................
December.................

.378
.378
.384
.406
.425
.412
.413
.393
.394
.364
.359
.347

.294
.291
.300
.326
.365
.384
.383
.376
.382
.375
.362
.355

.369

.360
.363
.367
.388
.408
.394
.393
.379
.372
.344
.329
.327

.265

.141
.152
.152
.160
.169
.175
.173
.170
.180
.176
.178
.177

.215

.228
.264
.295
.305
.302
.302
.306
.346
.381
.386
.333
.310
.358

.517

.251
.249
.254
.278
.301
.311
.324
.309
.321
.307
.315
.306

.222
.226
.230
.248
.270
.283
.291
.286
.288
.279
.286
.272

.176
.173
.179
.210
.223
.234
241
.236
.238
.233
.227
.215

.322

.279

.215

.385

.524

.215
.223
.229
.237
.246
.231
.230
.208
.205
.185
.185
.181

.381
.338
.359
.390
.403
.389
.430
.437
.414
.380
.373
.331

.550
.506
498
.533
.547
. 545
.572
.561
.538
.492
.491
.452

.317
.316
.323
.356
.362
.342
.332
.322
.312
.300
.287
.294

.275
.279
.284
.306
.312
.298
.291
.276
.263
.258
.251
.254

.322
.316
.313
.330
.336
.351
.355
.393
.438
.398
.373
.367

1 No hens were sold in March and April, 1918, by order of the U. S. Food Administration.




.273
.303
.323
.360
.397
.406
.408
.421
.435
.472
.457
.470
.476
.478
.481
.484
.487
.491
.504
.531
.554
.580
.577
.559

GENERAL TABLES.

155

S P E C IF IE D F O O D A R T IC L E S , B Y C IT IE S , 1913 T O 1919,
Y E A R S — Continued.

COLUMBUS, OHIO.

Ham,
sliced,
pound.
Average
price.

Lard,
pound.
Average
price.

Lamb,
pound.
Average
price.

$0,318
.330
.330
.334
.328
.328
.328

$0.165
.172
.177
.180
.198
.220
.220

$0. 235
.220
.220
.220
.240
.240
.250

Hens,
pound.
Average
price.

.293

Salmon,
canned,
pound.
Average
price.

Butter,
pound.
Average
price.

$0. 220
.224
.228
.230
.228
.218
.228

.400

.271

.323
.335
.367
.387
.402
.402
.405
.404
.419
.447
.456
.449

.213
.215
.233
.265
.276
.276
.276
.282
.317
.325
.333
.340

.265
.265
.280
.280
.397
.307
.307

.295
.283
.300
.317
.315

.247
.273
.280
.290
.281
.286
.276
.283
.293
.301
.300
.294

.494

.329

.356

.327
.328
.329
.324
.321
.310
.315
.332
.334
.341
.342

.340

.447
.445
.455
.453

.502
.525
.540
.551
.537
.554

.558
.536
.538
.562
.566
.571
.600
.588
.577
.542
.516
.493

.315
.315
.325
.375
.400
.380
.360
.360
.358
.383
.370
.327

.348

.331

.313
.296
.313
.343
.377
.378
.397
.398
.363
.337
.342
.324

.350
.307
.350
.433
.375
.325
.350
.300
.275
.275
.300
.333

.284

.323
.325
0)
C
1)

.347
.353
.344
.340
.342
.333
.342
.346

496
512
534
610
645
695
760

.378

.370
.364
.389
.406
.417
.413
.383
.375
.375
• .377
.321
.344

677

.300
.309
.300
.292
.296
.304
.300
.327
.343
.319
.350

3 No relative figures are shown for Columbus, as prices were not secured from this city until 1916.




764
555
700
704
658
598
602
616
642
731
772
780

156

R E T A IL PRICES, 1913 TO DECEM BER, 1919.
T a b l e C .— AVERAGE AND RELATIVE3 RETAIL PRICES OF

BY MONTHS AND
C O LU M B U S, O H IO — Continued.
Bread, pound.
Cheese,
pound.
Average
price.

Milk,
fresh,
quart.
Average
price.

August......................
Septem ber................
October.....................
N ovem ber__r........
December.................

$0,227
.230
.227
.254
.270
.302
.310

$0,080
.080
.080
.090
.090
.090
.090

1917: Av. for year.........

.324

Year and month.

Flour,
wheat,
pound.
Average
price.

Corn
meal,
pound.
Average
price.

Rice,
pound.
Average
price.

$0,060
.061
.061
.066
.078
.079
.081

$0,037
.037
.043
.048
.052
.060
.057

$0,028
.028
.029
.029
.033
.034
.033

$0,096
.096
.096
.100
.100
.100
.100

.095

.070

.053

Scaling
weight.
Average
price.

Baked
weight.
Average
price.

$0,053
.054
.054
.059
.069
.070
.072

1916: Av. for year..........

January.....................
February..................
March.......................
A pril.........................
M ay...........................
June..........................

.102

.084

.081
.082
.082
.096
.095
.098
.100
.100
.101
.099
.099
.100

February..................
March.......................
April..........................
M av...........................
t
J ...........................
June..........................
J u ly ...........................
A ugust......................
September................
October.....................
November................
December.................

.308
.308
.303
.320
.330
.328
.323
.321
.333
.338
.340
.334

.090
.090
.090
.090
.090
.110
.110
.110
.110
.110
.110
.110

1918: Av. for year.........

.351

.131

.123
.130
.130
.123
.123
.123
.120
.130
.130
.140
.150
.150

.099
.099
.099
.098
.100
.100
.097
.097
.097
.096
.097
.097

1919: Av. for year........

.422

.142

.098

January....................
February..................
__
March . . .
A pril.........................
M ay...........................
June..........................
J u ly ...........................
A ugust......................
Septem ber................
October.....................
N ovember................
December................
J a n u a ry...................
February..................
March. ....................
A pril.........................
May .......................
June..........................
Ju ly...........................
A ugust......................
September................
October.....................
November..............
December.................

.336
.347
.353
.324
.316
.326
.329
.335
.349
.371
.400
.421

.440
.413
.398
.408
.412
.420
.427
.430
.427
.422
.430
.432

.150
.150
.137
.137
.140
.140
.140
.140
.140
.140
.147
.140

.072
.073
.073
.085
.084
.087
.089
.089
.090
.088
.088
.089

.098

.096
.095
.096
.096
.098
.097
.102
.102
.103
-.098
.098
.098

.057
.057
.058
.067
.087
.081
.074
.078
.074
.071
.067
.066
.067

.036
.036
.034
.040
.054
.055
.054
.062
.063
.069
.066
.061
.064

.105

.095
.093
.091
.098
.104
.107
.107
.105
.109
.111
.116
.118
.132

.066
.067
.066
.067
.067
.067
.071
.072
.069
.066
.066
.065

.061
.062
.066
.067
.066
.063
.063
.065
.065
.064
.061
.059

.121
.123
.119
.123
.123
.124
.133
.143
.150
.143
.141
.138

.069

.060

.148

.063
.066
.065
.068
.074
.075
.073
.070
.070
.069
.069
.071

.057
.057
.057
.057
.059
.058
.060
.064
.065
.063
.058
.059

.131
.128
.129
.128
.128
.132
.145
.163
.165
.175
.182
.175

3 No relative figures are shown for Columbus, as prices were not secured from this city until 1916.




157

GEN ERAL TABLES.

SPECIFIED POOD
Y E A R S— Continued.

AR TIC LE S,

BY

CITIES,

1913 TO

1919,

COLUMBUS, O fflO — Continued.

Potatoes,
pound.
Average
price.

Sugar,
granulated,
pound.
Average
price.

Coffee,
pound.
Average
price.

Tea,
pound.
Average
price.

Onions,
pound.
Average
price.

Beans,
navy,
pound.
Average
price.

Prunes,
pound.
Average
price.

Raisins,
seeded,
pound.
Average
price.

$0,031
.023
.024
.030
.033
.038
.039

$0.091
.093
.088
.084
.091
.095
.091

$0.292
.300
.300
.304
.304
.304
.304

SO 633
.
.633
.633
.640
.640
.640
.640

$0.060
.053
.049
.046
.054
.056
.062

$0.100
.121
.118
.127
.135
.148
.146

$0.133
.133
.134
.134
.140
.140
.147

io. i.28
.128
.128
.129
.126
.132
.140

.045
.044
.055
.055
.063
.062
.073
.040
.026
.028
.030
.030
.029

.098
.082
.089
.096
.097
.107
.100
.097
.106
.105
.104
.099
.091

.299
.300
.300
.300
.300
.303
.303
.303
.301
.311
.290
.289
.292

.682
.640
.640
.650
.650
.655
.660
.665
.695
.752
.704
.716
.756

.082
.067
.118
.143
.143
.094
.077
.066
.055
. 054
.054
.057
.054

.182
.141
.146
.158
.170
.198
.204
.202
.195
.197
.191
.192
.189

.157
.147
.152
.151
.144
.153
.162
.164
.164
.163
.168
.159
.159

.146
.143
.146
.145
.143
.143
.144
.143
.145
.150
.149
.152
.152

.032
.030
.031
.013
.019
.019
.032
.049
.042
.043
.038
.032
.030

.096
.094
.094
.090
.089
.089
.089
.093
.095
.095
.109
.110
.109

.292
.302
.300
.288
.288
.289
.288
.286
.279
.287
.289
.295
.309

.812
.778
.780
.800
.810
.800
.810
.805
.814
.838
.840
.831
.838

.052
.056
.052
.045
.040
.061
.067
.066
.058
.055
.046
.040
.037

.167
.181
.181
.181
.176
.175
.172
.167
.167
.163
.158
.142
.138

.170
.154
.157
.154
.158
.163
.161
.171
.172
.178
.193
.179
.205

.151
.149
.152
.151
.151
.153
.151
.151
.149
.151
.148
.151
.153

.039
.030
.034
.026
.028
.032
.032
.054
.054
.048
.044
.041
.043

.114
.110
.107
.107
.106
.106
.106
.108
.109
.110
.111
.126
.166

.438
.357
.365
.384
.395
.408
.426
.464
.477
.493
.505
.493
.494

.820
.822
.827
.808
.814
.815
.817
.823
.822
.825
.821
.821
.819

.079
.037
.043
.058
.083
.114
.131
.103
.081
.070
.068
.074
.086

.114
.128
.118
.110
.105
.105
.112
.113
.113
.118
.116
.113
.111

.238
.219
.212
.209
.215
.223
.223
.215
.232
.248
.245
.315
.296

.183
.149
.151
.150
.157
.157
.164
.182
.186
.193
.218
.242
.245




158

R E T A IL PRICES, 1913 TO D ECEM BER, 1919.
T a b le

C.—AVERAGE AND RELATIVE3 RETAIL PRICES OF
BY MONTHS AND

COLUMBUS, OHIO—Concluded.

Year and m onth.

Milk, evap­ Oleo­
margar­
orated.
ine,
15-16ounee can. pound.
Average
Average
price.
price.

N ut
margar­
ine,
pound.
Average
price.

Crisco,
pound.
Average
price.

Rolled
oats,
pound.
Average
price.

Corn
flakes,
8-ounce
package.
Average
price.

Cream of
Wheat,
28-ounce
package.
Average
price.

$0,351
.351
.350
.351
.349
.350
.355
.352
.350
.350
.350
.352
.353

$0,351
.329
.319
.323
.327
.329
.345
.373
.407
.365
.362
.365
.367

$0,087
.080
.083
.086
.081
.082
.081
.082
.085
.092
.094
.102
.095

$0,142
.143
.143
.143
.142
.140
.142
.142
.142
.140
.143
.141
.142

$0,254
.259
. 265
.260
.250
.250
.250
.250
.250
.250
.250
.249
.270

1919—Concluded.
Average for year............

January.....................
February..................
March........................
April..........................
M ay...........................
June...........................
J u ly ...........................
A ugust......................
Septem ber........____
October.....................
Novem ber.................
December..................

$0,156
.157
.159
.151
.144
.146
.148
.150
.152
.162
.167
.165
.168

$0,407
.383
.378
.375
.377
.409
.414
.415
.426
.425
.424
.427
.427

T able D .— A V E R A G E AND R E L A T IV E 3 F A M ILY E X P E N D IT U R E S FOR
22 FOOD A R T IC L E S 1 COMBINED, B Y CITIES, 1913 TO 1919, B Y MONTHS
AND Y E A R S.
COLUMBUS, OHIO.
Month.
Average for y e a r .................................................
January.............................................................
February..........................................................
March................................................................
April..................................................................
M ay...................................................................
June..................................................................
J u ly ...................................................................
August..............................................................
September........................................................
October........................ ....................................
N ovem ber........................................................
December.........................................................

1916

1917
$716.87
459. 63
486. 33
477.58
2 518. 21
2 534.02
2 553.58
2 510.49
2 511.39
2 536. 23
2 541. 79
2 532.88
2 537.40

2
2
2

2

$379.81
378.63
2 387.08
2 416. 72
2 431. 08
2 448.47
2 452.12

2

1918
$578.64
558.46
556. 24
489.43
497.98
535.37
2 555. 82
2 587.08
2 593.79
2 618.02
2 624.31
2 633.84
2 638.05
2
2
2
2
2

1919
$637.62
637.73
584.01
596.14
2 621.40
2 640.45
2 621. 95
2 664.50
2 659.03
2 650.67
2 648.88
2 658.04
2 667.42

2
2
2

1 See footnote on p. 10.
2 Cost of year’s supply at prices charged in specified month.
The expenditures for March and April,
1918, do not include any amount spent for hens, as by order of the Food Administration no hens were sold
in these months.
3 No relative figures are shown for Columbus,as prices were not secured from this city un til 1916.




159

GENERAL TABLES.

SPECIFIED FOOD A R TICLES,
Y E A R S— Continued.

BY

CITIES,

1913 TO

1919,

COLUMBUS, O HIO— Concluded.

Macaroni,
pound.
Average
price.

$0,189

.196
.186
.188
.191
.186
.186
.187
.186
.184
.186
.198
.194

Cabbage,
pound.
Average
price.

$0,068

.042
.042
.054
.095
.113
.071
.093
.064
.064
.057
.051
.069




Beans,
baked,
No. 2 can.
Average
price.

Com,
canned,
No. 2 can.
Average
price.

Peas,
canned,
No. 2 can.
Average
price.

Tomatoes,
canned,
No. 2 can.
Average
price.

$0,168

$0,160

$0,163

$0,148

.177
.183
.174
.164
.164
.159
.166
.164
.163
.167
.166
.171

.158
.162
.161
.160
.158
.156
.159
.156
.165
.164
.165
.160

.161
.165
.161
.167
.161
.166
.165
.154
.160
.164
.165
.165

.148
.153
.144
.142
.134
.146
.151
.142
.149
.157
.152
.153

Bananas,
dozen.
Average
price.

$0,388

.383
.382
.382
.382
.380
.383
.385
.381
.383
.391
.421
.400

Oranges,
dozen.
Average
price.

$0,515

.494
.448
.495
.545
.522
.494
.513
.550
.511
.515
.531
.567

160

R E T A IL PEIC ES, 1913 TO DECEM BER, 1919:
T able

C ___ A V E R A G E AN D R E L A T IV E R E T A IL PR IC E S OF
B Y M ONTHS AND
DALLAS, TEX.
[Average prices for 1913=100.]

Sirloin steak Round steak
(pound).
(pound).

Rib roast
(pound).

Chuck roast
(pound).

Plate beef
(pound).

Pork chops
(pound).

Year and month.
Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­
age ative age ative age ative age ative age ative age ative
price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. pnce. price. price. price
1913: Av. for yea r... $0.223

January..............
February............
March..................
A pril...................
M ay.....................
Jun e....................
J u ly .....................
A ugust................
Septem ber..........
October...............
N ovem ber..........
Decem ber...........

1914: Av. for yea r...

.196
.196
.218
.225
.225
.225
.228
.228
.230
.233
.236
.236

.244

100 $0.204

88
88
98
101
101
101
102
102
103
104
106
106

.188
.183
.203
.203
.203
.208
.208
.208
.213
.213
.210
.213

109

.212

January..............
February............
March..................
A pril...................
M ay.....................
Jun e....................
J u ly.....................
A ugust................
Septem ber..........
October...............
N ovem ber..........
D ecem ber...........

.239
.239
.239
.237
.244
.244
.244
.259
.264
.240
.238
.243

.204
107
.204
107
107
.200
106
.203
.214
109
.214
109
.214
109
116
.224
118 ■ .224
.214
108
107
.218
.215
109

1915: Av. for y e a r...

.231

104

January..............
February............
March..................
A pril...................
M ay.....................
June....................
J u ly .....................
A ugust................
Septem ber..........
October...............
N ovem ber..........
Decem ber...........

.224
.218
.222
.221
.228
.229
.237
.237
.238
.240
.240
.240

1916: Av. for y e a r...

.247

January..............
February............
March..................
A pril...................
M ay.....................
June.....................
J u ly .....................
A ugust................
Septem ber..........
October...............
N ovem ber...........
D ecem ber...........

1917: Av. for year...

January...............
February............
March..................
A pril....................
M ay.....................
June.....................
J u ly .....................
A ugust................
September...........
October...............
November...........
December...........




.239
.239
.241
.263
.263
.253
.250
.247
.240
.244
.244
.240

.296

.243
.258
.288
.317
.312
.307
.308
.302
.302

.311

.304
.304

.221

100
98
100
99
102
103
106
106
107
108
108
108

.211
.213
.209
.214
.216
.225
.229
.226
.229
.229
.225
.226

111

,229

107
107
108
118
118
113
112
111
108
109
109
108
133

109
116
129
142
140
138
138
135

135

139
136
136

.219
.219
.224
.237
.241
.235
.231
.229
.229
.229
.229
.229

.281

.228
.247
.258
.284
.293
.297
.297
.291
.290
.300
.292
.294

100 $0.195

92
90
100
100
100
102
102
102
104
104
103
104

104

100
100
98
100
105
105
105
110
110
105
107
105
108

103
104
102
105
106
110
112
111
112
112
110
111

90
90
96
101
98
98
101
103
107
103
103
106

.205

105

.196
.196
.201
.200
.210
.210
.210
.224
.214
.205
.197
.198

101
101
103
103
108
108
108
115
110
105
101
102

.197

101

'.197
.196
.190
.186
.197
.196
.199
.199
.199
.203
.201
.200

112

.208

107
107
110
116
118
115
113
112
112
112
112
112

.202
.199
.203
.211
.211
.209
.209
.210
.210
.210
.210
.210

138

112
121
126
139
144
146
146
143
142

147
143
144

100 $0.163

.176
.176
.188
.196
.192
.192
.197
.201
.208
.201
.201
.206

.246

.216
.221
.234
.262
.249
.254
.250
.250
.252
.261
.248
.250

.154
.154
.156
.167
.163
.163
.163
.167
.169
.169
.164
.164

.172

100 $0.130

100 $0.214

94
94
96
102
100
100
100
102
104
104
101
101

.118
.118
.125
.129
.129
.128
.132
.129
.132
.136
.150
.336

91
91
96
99
99
98
102
99
102
105
115
105

.200
.204
.212
.208
.208
.217
.220
.220
.220
.225
.218
.216

106

.138

106

.169
.169
.170
.173
.171
.171
.171
.181
.181
.172
.169
.171

104
104
104
106
105
105
105
111
111
106
104
105

.168

103

.135
.135
.140
.140
.140
.140
.140
.145
.140
.135
.136
.132

104
104
108
108
108
108
108
112
108
104
105
102

.139

107

101
101
97
95
101
101
102
102
102
104
103
103

.161
.160
.157
.158
.164
.170
.172
.173
.176
.173
.174
.172

99
98
96
97
101
104
106
106
108
106
107
106

.134
.134
.134
.129
.138
.143
.143
.143
.143
.143
.143
.143

107

103
103
103
99
106
110
110'
110
110
110
110
110

.229

.224
.213
.209
.219
.223
.218
.223
.274
.256
.244
.220
.221

.206

.144

111

.221

108
106
107
114
114
112
112
110
110
112
112
112

.142
.142
.144
.149
.149
.146
.146
.143
.143
.143
.143
.143

109
109
111
115
115
112
112
110
110
110
110
110

.197
.197
.211
.228
.221
.216
.220
.216
.238
.242
.238
.232

126

.214

133

.312

127

128

* No prices secured for month specified.

131

141

131
135

.173

.146
.146
.158
.179
.179
.176
.179
.182
.180
.185

.177

.184

112
112
122
138
138
135
138
140
138
142

136
142

105
100
98
102
104
102
104
128
120
114
103
103
96

103

111

.176
.173
.175
.185
.185
.183
.183
.180
.180
.183
.183
.183

110
117
122
137
135
139
137
137
134

107

90
88
86
92
98
94
98
99
100
114
102
93

.181

.180
.190
.199
.224
.220
.226
.223
.223
.218
.230
.213
.220

93
95
99
97
97
101
103
103
103
105
102
101

.192
.188
.184
.196
.209
.202
.209
.211
.215
.243
.219
.199

104
102
104
108
108
107
107
108
108
108
108
108

111
113
120
134
128
130
128
128
129
134

100

.242
.246
.278
.300
.300
.298
.300
.326

.354
.386
.365
.350

92
92
99
107
103
101
103
101
111
113
111
108
146

113
115
130
140
140
139
140

152
165
180
171
164

161

GENERAL TABLES.

SPECIFIED FOOD ARTICLES, BY CITIES, 1913 TO 1919,
YEARS—Continued.
DALLAS, TEX.
[Average prices for 1913=100.]

Bacon,
sliced
(pound).

Ham,
sliced
(pound).

Lard
(pound).

Lamb
(pound).

Hens
(pound).

Sal­
mon,
cann’d
pound.

Eggs (dozen).
Strictly
fresh.

Stor-

Butter
(pound).

Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ R el­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Aver­ Rel­
age ative
age ative age ative age ative age ative age ative age
age ative age
pnce. price price. price price. price price. price price. price price. price. price price. price. price
1.384

$0.311

0.169

.360
.360
.370
.380
.380
.380
.380
.380
.383
.383
.375
.375

$0.221
.205
.205
.220
.225
.220
.220
.220
.220
.233
.233
.225
.225

$0.187

.313
.313
.313
.313
.313
.313
.325
.325
.316
.316

.162
.160
.170
.180
.170
.175
.168
.168
.165
.168
.168
.172

.179
.187
.196
.195
.191
.183
.178
.177
.187
.193
.184
.193

100
105
104
102
98
95
95
100
103
98
103

.369

.316

.167

.225

.300
.300
.300
.313
.300
.317
.317
.350
.333
.333
.325
.308

.233

101
96
102
102
113
107
107
105
99

.160
.160
.160
.165
.168
.168
.168
.180
.168
.160
.169
.172

.201
.192
.193
.197
.201
.206
.206
.200
.200
.200
.200
.210
.210

103
103
105
107
110
110
107
107
107
107
112
112

. 312- 100

.164

.204

.198
.190
.200
.200
.200
.200
.200
.200
.200
.200
.200
.194
.194

.269

95

102
107
107
107
107
107
107
107
107
107
104
104

.375
.270
.208
.200
.220
.200
.213
.233
.263
.293
.357
.400

132
95
73
70
77
70
75
82
93
103
126
141

.218
.194
.194
.211
.223
.223
.223
.223
.215
.215
.215
.238
.238

117

.314

104
104
113
119
119
119
119
115
115
115
127
127

lii

$0,376

.358
.358
.358
.350
.350
.363
.375
.413
.400
.400
.353
.350
.347

.230
.225
.225
.225
.225
.225
.225
.213
.213

.165
.168
.160
.158
.166
.165
.165
.165
.160
.165
.168
.162

.300
.300
.300
.300
.300
.310
.320
.320
.320
.325
.325
.325

96

102
97
98
102
104
102
102
102
104
102
102
103
103

.342

.307 i 99
.314 101
.325 105
.333 | 107
.333 ! 107
.333 107
.342 110
.350 113
.360 116
.370 119
.370 119
.370 119

110

.161
.159
.161
.161
.182
.183
.180
.183
.183
.207
.223
.227

95
94
95
95
108
108
107
108
108
122
132
134

.472

126

.438

141

.272

.380
.390
.430
.490
.480
.488
.477
.473
.475
.535
.525
.516

.419
.463
.431
.442
.438
.433
.445
.483
.470
.460

125
125
135
149
139
142
141
139
143
155
151
148

.230
.227
.240
.277
.273
.270
.277
.272
.284
.298
.301
.316

161

101
104
114
130
128
130
127
126
126
142
140
137

.340
.340
.342
.333
.343
.350
.353
.350
.350
.371
.345
.352
.382

.364
.367
.383
.392
.383
.383
.383
.390
.384
.384

92
94

.184

.201
.201
.194
.200
.200
.192
.206
.213
.206
.206
.219
.213
109

136
134
142
164
162
160
164
161
168
176
178
187

146684°— 21— B u ll. 2 70-




.230

104

.214
.225
.230
.240
.240
.240
.235
.225
.230
.230
.225
.225

97
102
104
109
109
109
106
102
104
104
102
102

.311

141

.250
.250
.2 88
.325
.326
.340
.325
.311
.319
.258
.325
.320

-11

113
113
130
147
148
154
147
141
144
162
147
145

.257
.231
.239
.255
.2 76
.269
.2 67
.256
.241
.256
.2 72
.260
.2 59

$0,284

141
158

.400
.330
.258
.217
.233
.238
.250
.317
.300
.275
.300
.383

103
141 “ .‘350’
116
91
76
82
84
88
112
106
97
106 *’. 2 5 6 ’
‘
135
.317

107

106 $0

137

124
128
136
148
144
143
137
129
137
145
139
139

SO.300

.340
.263
.240
.210
.210
.220
.240
.270
( 5)
(5)
.400
.450

129
93
77
86
85
88
94
106
107
127
160
172

.350
.375

.400
.390
.390
.370
.360
.360
.383
.425
.400
.413

95

.379
.357
.357
.342
.333
.333
.350
.375
.383
.375
.390
.392

99
93
93
89
87
87
91
98
100
98
102
102

.369

.317

99
100

.388

.270
.307

.379
.383
.367
.358
.355
.346
.356
.356
.356
.358
.432
.378

101
100
99
100
102
96
94
94
94
102
105
111
118

.*360*
.420

.410

144

.467
.427
.260
.370
.350
.361
.368
.375
.439
.480
.491
.532

164 ” .*390
150
92
130
123
127
130
132
155
169
173
.438
187
.483

.453
.453
.453
.488
.449
.447
.449
.459
.489
.500
.498
.521

.245
.242
.250
.267
.300
.305
.360
.455

94
94
100
111
104
108

.364

.384
.380
.383
.390
.370
.360
.360
.360
.390
.404
.426
.452

.367

100
104
102
102

.260
.250

.472

92
90
93
113

123

118
118
118
127
117
116
117
120
127
130
130
136

162
C.—AVERAGE AND RELATIVE RETAIL PRICES OP

T a b le

BY MONTHS AND

DALLAS, TEX.—Continued.
[Average prices for 1913=100.]

Sirloin steak Round steak
(pound).
(pound).

Chuck roast
(pound).

Rib roast
(pound).

Plate beef
(pound).

Pork chops
(pound).

Year and month.
Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­
age ative age ative age ative age ative age ative age ative
price. price. price. price. price. price. pnce. price. pnce. price. pnce. price.
1918: Av. for year... $0.368

January.............
February...........
March................
A p ril..................
M ay...................
June...................
J u ly ...................
A u g u st..............
September.........
October..............
N ovem ber.........
Decem ber.........

147
148
152
163
172
173
173
169
174
173
168
167

.315
.316
.334
.349
.367
.372
.376
.365
.371
.376
.373
.366

173

178
192
201
189
189
176
182
171
159
153
165
167

.384

.428
.448
.422
.422
.392
.406
.381
.354
.342
.369
.372

1919: Av. for year...

January..............
February.......
March. . : .......
A pril..............
M ay................
J u n e . . ___
J u ly ................
A ugust...........
September___
October..........
November___
December___

165 $. 0357

.328
.330
.340
.364
.384
.386
.386
.376
.387
.386
.375
.373

.382
.418
.438
.416
.408
.383
.397
.373
.345
.3 2 9

.366
.353

175 $0. 313

154
155
164
171
180
183
184
179
182
184
183
179

188

.33*

187
205
215
204
200
188
195
183
169
161
179
173

161 $0.279

142
139
148
155
163
170
170
166
167
169
168
167

.247
.244
.259
.275
.283
.294
.293
.285
.292
.294
.285
.292

171

.277
.272
.288
.303
.317
.332
.332
.323
.326
.330
.327
.325

.294

174
184
188
179
179
178
176
171
154
153
161
157

.340
.358
.366
.350
.350
.347
-.344
.333
.300
.298
.313
.306

.299
.324
.335
.318
.318
.310
.313
.285
.253
.242
.264

171 $0.227
152
.191
150
.196
.211
159
169
.224
174
.240
180
.241
180
.245
175
.235
179
.237
180
.237
175
.235
179
.231

147
151
162
172
185
185
188
181
182
182
181
178

.355
.341
.341
.334
.347
.354
.372
.378
.422
.440
.439
.445

180
183
199
206
195
195
190
192
175
155
148
162
164

192
206
216
210
203
198
200
179
168
168
176
180

192

.418

.249

.250
.268
.281
.273
.264
.258
.260
.233
.219
.218
.229
.234

175 $0.381

.430
.385
.405
.410
.417
.415
.440
.438
.407
.423
.448

178
166
159
159
156
162
165
174
177
197
206
205
195

201
180
189
192
195
194
206
205
190
198
209
186

Bread (pound).
Cheese (pound).

Milk, fresh
(quart).

Year and month.
Aver­
age
price.
1913: Av. for year ,,.,

January................. ^
February................
March......................
April........................
May..........................
Jun e........................
July..........................
August.....................
Septem ber..............
October...................
November...............
December................

1914: Av. for year........

January...................
F ebruary................
March.......................
April........................
May..........................
Jun e.........................
July..........................
August.....................
Septem ber..............
October...................
N ovem ber...............
December................

$0.200

.200
.200
.200
.200
.200
.200
.200
.200
.200
.200
.200
.200

.250

.250
.250
.250
.250
.250
.250
.250
.250
.250
.250
.250
.250

Scaling
weight.

Baked weight.

Flour, wheat
(pound).

R ela­
tive
price.

Aver­
age
price.

100

$0.033

Rela­
tiv e
price.

Aver­
age
price.

Rela­
tiv e
price.

Aver­
age
price.

Aver­
age
price.

100

$0.103

100

$0.048

$0.054

.050

.056

100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100

125

125
125
125
125
125
125
125
125
125
125
125
125

.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.116
.108
.108

.106

.108
.108
.108
.110
.105
.105
.105
.106
.105
.105
.104
.104

97
97
97
97
97
97
97
97
97
113
105
105

103

105
105
105
107
102
102
102
103
102
102
101
101

.049
.050
.050
.050
.049
.048
.048
.048
.047
.047
.047
.048

.049
.048
.049
.049
.050
.051
.051
.050
.050
.050
.050
.051

.055
.056
.056
.056
.055
.054
.054
.054
.053
.053
.053
.054

.055
.054
.055
.055
.056
.057
.057
.056
.056
.056
.056
.057

102
104
104
104
102
100
100
100
98
98
98
100

104

102
100
102
102
104
106
106
104
104
104
104
106

100

.033
.033
.033
.034
.033
.033
.033
.032
.032
.032
.033
.033

100
100
100
103
100
100
100
97
97
97
100
100

.033

100

.032
.032
.032
.031
.031
.031
.031
.033
.035
.035
.035
037

i No hens sold in March and April, 1918, by order of the U. S. Food Administration.




Rela­
tive
price.

97
97
97
94
94
94
94
100
106
106
106
112

163

GENERAL TABLES.

SPECIFIED FOOD A R TICLES, B Y CITIES, 1913 TO
Y E A R S — Continued.
DALLAS, TEX.— Continued.

1919,

(Average prices for 1913=100.]
Bacon,
sliced
(pound).

Ham,
sliced
(pound).

Lard
(pound).

Lamb
(pound).

Hens
(pound).

Sal­
mon,
cann’d
pound.

Eggs (dozen).
Strictly
fresh.

Stor­
age.

Butter
(pound).

Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Aver­ Rel­
age ative age ative age ative age ative age ative age
age ative age
age ative
price. price price. price price. pnce price. price price. price price. price. price price. price. price
$0.580
.530
.541
.547
.537
.583
.571
.575
.583
.603
.609
.6 26
.660
.605
.673
.622
.600
.621
.621
.649
.628
.621
.596
.569
.536
.528

154 $0.509 164 $0.336
141
.463 149
.324
.461. .148
144
.339
145
.483 155
.345
.492 158
143
.332
155
.473 152
.340
152
.497 160
.326
153
.503 162
.330
155
.505 162
.338
.532 171
160
.341
162
.562 181
.343
.558 179
166
.333
176
.580 186
.338

199 $0.391
192
.367
201
.367
.417
204
.400
196
.367
201
.420
193
195
.390
.420
200
202
.360
.396
203
.397
197
.390
200

161
179
165
160
165
156
173
167
165
159
151
143
140

220
210
204
210
213
221
226
249
228
229
207
218
217

.572
.573
.569
.575
.564
.590
.570
.607
.588
.564
.550
.571
.544

Com meal
(pound).

184
184
183
185
181
190
183
195
189
181
177
184
175

.371
.355
.345
.355
.360
.373
.382
.421
.386
.387
.349
.368
.366

Rice (pound).

.404
.400
.436
.410
.467
.439
.443
.450
.388
.370
.370
.325
.350

177 $0,312 161 $0,293 $0.494
.276 148
.6 56
166
.288
.302 162
.282
.497
166
.277
.400
189
0)
.360
181
.290
C
1)
.378
.296 ~158* .281
166
.287
.383
190
.295 158
.397
.308 165
.299
176
.445
.317 170
.287
190
.494
.294
.323 173
163
.559
.328 175
.305
179
.623
.341 182
.307
180
.317
.735
.333 178
176
.362
183
.336
181
197
.333
.362
186
211
.377
199 1 .378
.378
200
.378
204
.383
176
167
.353
.350
167
147
.353
158
.360

194
180
178
194
202
202
202
202
205
189
187
189
193

.333
.321
.316
.317
.318
.316
.307
.327
.319
.325
.355
.393
.385

Sugar, granu­
lated (pound).

Potatoes
(pound).

.526
.753
.406
.403
.445
.440
.461
.468
.503
.554
.575
.650
.650

144
143
143
138
133
129
129
131
132
141
163
165
177

.660
.693
.562
.645
.682
.636
.619
.612
.627
.659
.688
.730
.762

172
180
146
168
178
166
161
159
163
172
179
190
198

185
265
143
142
157
155
162
165
177
195
202
229 ’ .*61.3
229
.668

Coffee (pound).

Aver­
age
price.

R ela­
tiv e
price.

Aver­
age
price.

Rela­
tiv e
price.

Aver­
age
price.

Rela­
tiv e
price.

Aver­
age
price.

Rela­
tive
price.

Aver­
age
price.

$0.029
.027
.026
.026
.026
.027
.027
.026
.028
.033
.033
.036
.035

100
93
90
90
90
93
93
90
97
114
114
124
121

$0.093
.093
.093
.093
.093
.093
.093
. 093
.093
.093
.093
.093
.093

100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100

$0.022
.020
.020
.018
.018
*. 018
.022
.022
.027
.028
.025
.023
.024

100
91
91
82
82
82
100
100
123
127
114
105
109

$0.058
.065
.059
.057
.057
.057
.057
.057
.059
.059
.058
.056
.056

100
112
102
98
98
98
98
98
102
102
100
97
97

$0.367
.367
.367
.367
.367
.367
.367
.367
.367
.367
.367
.367
.367

.034
.031
.032
.031
.032
.030
.032
.035
.039
.041
.036
.034
.036

117
107
110
107
110
103
110
121
134
141
124
117
124

.093
.093
.093
.093
.093
.093
.093
.093
.093
.093
.093
.093
.093

100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100

.024
.025
.024
.022
.023
.025
.026
.032
.027
.026
.019
.017
.020

109
114
109
100
105
114
118
145
123
118
86
77
91

.061
.053
.054
.054
.052
.053
.054
.053
.079
.075
.076
.068
.065

105
91
93
93
90
91
93
91
136
129
131
117
112

.367
.367
.367
.367
.367
.367
.367
.367
.367
.367
.367
.367
.367




$0.552
174
.551
231 $6’565
.551
175
.445
.531
141
.509
127
.497
133
.497
135
.502
140
.505
157
174
.543
.626
197
219
.633
.540
259
.607
.678

Tea (pound).

Aver­
age
price.

Rela­
tive
price.

100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100

$0.667
.667
.667
.667
.667
.667
.667
.667
.667
.667
.667
.667
.667

100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100

100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100

.667
.667
.667
.667
.667
.667
.667
.667
.667
.667
.667
.667
.667

100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100

Rela­
tiv e
price.

164

RETAIL PRICES, 1913 TO DECEMBER, 1919.
T able

C .— AV ER A G E AND R E L A T IV E R E T A IL PRIC ES OF
B Y MONTHS AND
DALLAS, TEX.— Continued.
[Average prices for 1913=100.

Cheese
(pound).

Milk, fresh
(quart).

Year and month.

Bread (pound).
Scaling
weight.

Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Rela­ Aver­
tive
age
tive
age
age
price. price. price. price. price.

Baked
weight.

Flour, wheat
(pound).

Corn meal
(pound).

Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Rela­
age
tive
age
tive
tive
age
price. price. price. price. price. price.

19-15: Av. for y e a r... $0,251
.257
January................
.258
February.............
.260
March...................
.250
April.....................
.250
May......................
.250
Jun e.....................
.250
July......................
.250
A ugust.................
.250
Septem ber...........
.250
October................
.235
Novem ber...........
.246
December............

126
129
129
130
125
125
125
125
125
125
125
118
123

$0,100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100

97
97
97
97
97
97
97
97
97
97
97
97
97

$0,059
.058
.062
.062
.060
.058
.058
.058
.060
.060
.058
.059
.060

$0.066
.065
.070
.070
.068
.065
.065
.065
.068
.068
.065
.066
.068

122
120
130
130
126
120
120
120
126
126
120
122
126

$0,041
.043
.047
.047
.047
.046
.043
.038
.037
.037
.038
.037
.037

124
130
142
142
142
139
130
115
112
112
115
112
112

$0,033
.032
.034
.034
.033
.034
.034
.034
.032
.032
.033
.032
.031

114
110
117
117
114
117
117
117
110
11Q
114
110
107

1916: Av. for y e a r ...
January................
February.............
March...................
April.....................
M ay......................
J u n e . ..............
July......................
August.................
Septem ber...........
October................
Novem ber...........
December............

.274
.251
.266
.275
.261
.254
.255
.255
.256
.258
.286
.332
.342

137
126
133
138
131
127
128
128
128
129
143
166
171

.106
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.125
.124
.124

103
97
97
97
97
97
97
97
97
97
121
120
120

.063
.058
.059
.059
.058
.059
.060
.058
.060
.062
.073
.075
.073

.071
.065
.066
.066
.065
.066
.068
.065
.068
.070
.082
.084
.082

131
120
122
122
120
122
126
120
126
130
152
156
152

.044
.039
.041
.041
.040
.040
.038
.038
.044
.046
.051
.058
.057

133
118
124
124
121
121
115
115
133
139
155
176
173

.035
.034
.033
.033
.032
.032
.033
.033
.035
.035
.036
.038
.040

121
117
114
114
110
110
114
114
121
121
124
131
138

1917: Av. for y e a r ...
January................
February.............
March...................
April....................
May......................
June.....................
J u l y .....................
A ugust.................
Septem ber...........
October................
November............
December............

.358
.353
.353
.353
.360
.359
.354
.354
.358
.357
.383
.358
.358

179
177
177
177
180
180
177
177
179
179
191
179
179

.132
.124
.124
.124
.119
.119
.125
.125
.131
.138
.148
.150
.155

128
120
120
120
116
116
121
121
127
134
144
146
150

.083
.076
.073
.075
.083
.085
.081
.085
.089
.089
.088
.087
.085

.093
.086
.082
.084
.093
.096
.091
.096
.100
.100
.099
.098
.096

172
159
152
156
172
178
169
178
185
185
183
181
178

.088
.057
.057
.059
.066
.086
.076
.071
.074
.069
.068
.066
.065

206
173
173
179
200
261
230
215
224
209
206
200
197

.061
.044
.044
.044
.050
.063
.062
.061
.075
.073
.069
.074
.072

210
152
152
152
172
217
214
210
259
252
238
255
248

1918: Av. for y e a r ...
January................
February.............
March...............
April....................
Mav......................
June.....................
July......................
August.................
Septem ber...........
October................
N ovem ber...........
December............

.364
.359
.365
.353
.326
.335
.329
.331
.347
.350
.391
.428
.451

182
180
183
177
163
168
165
166
174
175
196
214
226

.169
.163
.158
.163
.167
.159
.153
.168
.170
.172
.180
.190
.190

164
158
153
158
162
154
149
163
165
167
175
184
184

.097
.088
.088
.096
.096
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100

180
163
163
178
178
185
185
185
185
185
185
185
185

.067
.065
.065
.065
.065
.069
.066
.066
.066
.069
.067
.067
.068

203
197
197
197
197
209
200
200
200
209
203
203
206

.067
.070
.069
.070
.066
.068
.062
.066
.066
.065
.068
.067
.063 •

231
241
238
241
228
234
214
228
228
224
234
231
217

1919: Av. for yea r...
January................
February.............
March...................
April.....................
M av......................
June.....................
July......................
A ugust.................
Septem ber...........
October................
N ovem ber...........
December............

.433
.459
.422
.405
.424
.428
.435
.441
. 445
.437
.428
.434
.437

217
230
211
203
212
214
218
221
241
219
214
217
219

.190
.190
.190
.190
.180
.180
.180
.180
.180
.180
.190
.210
.210

184
184
184
184
175
175
175
175
175
175
184
204
204

.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100

185
185
185
185
185
185
185
185
185
185
185
185
185

.073
.069
.070
.070
.073
.074
.076
.072
.073
.072
.073
.076
.078

221
209
212
212
221
224
230
218
221
218
221
230
236

.067
.067
.064
.065
.065
.067
.067
.072
.070
.067
.063
.069
.068

231
231
221
224
224
231
231
248
241
231
217
238
234




165

GENERAL TABLES.

SPECIFIE D FOOD
Y E A R S — Continued.

A R TIC LE S,

BY

CITIES,

1913 TO

1919,

DALLAS, TEX.— Continued.
[Average prices for 1913=100.]

Rice
(pound).

Potatoes
(pound).

Sugar,
granulated
(pound).

Coffee
(pound).

Tea
(pound).

Beans,
Onions, Navv, Prunes, Raisins,
pound. pound. pound. seeded,
pound.
Aver­ Aver­
Aver­
Aver­
age
age
age
age
price.
Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Rela­ price.
price.
price.
tive
age
age
tive
age
tive
tive
age
tive
age
price. price. price. price. price. price. price.
price. price. price.

$0. 089
.090
.088
.088
.088
.088
.090
.090
.090
.090
.092
.036
.087

96 $0. 022
97
.020
.020
95
95
.020
.021
65
.023
95
97
.027
97
. 023
97
.023
.023
97
.021
99
.020
92
.022
94

100 $0. 088
91
.064
91
.065
91
.065
95
.069
105
.069
.071
123
105
.072
105
.070
105
.068
95
.066
91
. 065
100
.066

117 $0.370
.367
110
.367
112
112
.367
119
.367
119
.367
122
.383
124
.383
121
.383
117
.383
114
.400
112
.338
114
.338

101 $0.654
100
.640
100
.640
100
.640
100
.640
100
.640
104
.640
104
.670
104
.670104
.670
109
.675
92
.656
92
.670

98
96
96
96
96
96
96
100
100
100
101
98
100

$0. 043
.043
.043
.045
.047
.045
.044
.044
.040
.042
.043
.040
.040

$0.087
.087
.087
.085
.086
.085
.086
.086
.086
.086
.087
.100
.085

$0.148
.154
.154
.150
.150
.150
.153
.141
.138
.151
.152
.141
.144

$0.146
.148
.148
.148
.148
.144
.148
.148
.148
.153
.144
.138
.139

.090
.088
.087
.091
.088
.088
.090
.090
.091
.091
.091
.091
.091

97
95
94
98
95
95
97
97
98
98
98
98
98

.031
.027
.027
.027
.027
.029
.033
.027
.033
.036
.033
. 040
.038

141
123
123
123
123
132
150
123
150
161
150
182
173

.083
.067
.070
.074
.082
.087
.088
.093
.092
.082
.081
.090
.086

143
.353
116
.340
121
.340
128
.363
141
.338
150
.338
152
.360
160
.360
159
.360
141
.360 '
140 ; .360
155
.360
148
.360

96
93
93
99
92
92
98
98
98
98
98
98
98

.675
.696
.680
.700
.680
.680
.656
.656
.670
.670
.670
.670
.670

101
104
102
105
102
102
98
98
100
100
100
100
100

. 052
.046
.048
.050
.050
. 054
.057
.062
. 054
. 046
.048
. 056
.056

.107
.091
.088
.093
.091
.095
.096
.118
.122
.122
.122
. 123
.125

.144
.146
.144
.147
.136
.134
.142
.139
.138
.150
.150
.150
.150

.142
.141
.142
.143
.141
.141
.143
.141
.142
.142
.142
.142
.142

.097
.088
.088
.087
.088
.092
. 095
.094
.094

104
95
95
94
95
99
102
101
101

.050
. 046
.051
.054
.067
.065
.054
.051
.052

227
209
232
245
305
295
245
232
236

.097
.083
.083
.086
.103
.107
.098
.098
.104

95
96
96
98
98
92
93
94

.776
116
.670 * 100
.670
100
.700
105
.700
105
121
.801
123
.819
.841
126

.168
.143
.145
.150
.165
.173
.177
.178

.145
.140
. 140
.138
.138
.145
.147
.149

.096

103
119
123
129

205
168
173
159

.101

.100

176
174
167
172

.849
.820
.823
.808
.810

121
121

.048
.044
.048
.056
.053

.164
.180
.178
.181
.181

.170
.158
.168
.168
. 168
.165
.166
.169

127
123
123

.076
.089
.118
.140
.1-10
.071
.058
.047

.045
.037
.038
.035

167
143
143
148
178
184
169
169
179

.111

.114

.120
.123

. 116
.119
.118
.116
.116
.118

132
125
128
127
125
125
129

.120
.121
.125
.136
.137
.135

129
133
134
146
147
145

.153
.133

165
143

.135
.130
.127
.129
.133

145

.145
.159
.189
.188
.186
.180

140
137
139

.097

.352
.336
.340
.348

94
96
92
93
95

.172
.174
.183
.171
.177

.148
.147
.147
.148
.149

.035

159

.099

171

.344

94

.814

122

.049

.178

.176

.154

.033
.032
.026

150
145
118

.026
.031

118
141

.365
.362
.355
.363
.342
.324 '

.816
.863
.823
.873
.844
.801

129
123
131
127

.055
.057
.047
.031
.040
.044

.179
.179
.182
.184
.182

.182
.172
.170
.183
.173

.050
.056
.057
.055
.052
.049

.179
.181
.179
.176
.177
.174
.168

.164
.161
.172
.176
.196
.180
.188

.159
.152
.156
.154
.158

191
223
214
168
168
155

164
162
162
162
164
164

99
99
97
99
93

..042
.049
.017
.037
.037
.034

.095
.094
.094
.094
.095
.095

.148
.150
.154
.153
.151
.152
.158

.046
.037

209
168

.137
.160

.258

.183

.034
.030
.036
.038

155
136
164
173

.198
.209
.218

.171
.171
.168
.168

.227
.240
.300
.275
.300
.313
.302
.291

.166
.165
.165
.180
.186
. 213
.228
.210

.022

143
156

.049
.055

203
202
200
194

.049
.050
.051
.051

171

.102

.348
.353
.353
.360
.360
.339
.341
.346
.346

.060




100

223
250
300
223
227
232
215

88

164
166
164
186
190
195

.120
.113

207

.481

131

.808

121

.073

195
193
193
195

.383
.393
.407
.420

104
107

.783
.781
.780
.814

117
117
117

.053
.051
.075
.077

118
124
118
120
129
128
122
122

.092
.111
.095
.057
.059
.062
.071
.078

.113
.113

.112
.113
.113
.113
.119
.128
.181

195
193
195
195
195
205
221
312

. 455
.496
.520
.537
.542
.533
.543
.511

90
90
92
90
90
95

120

.095
.096
.095
.108
.110
.113

.112
.112

.332
.330
.337
.332
.332
.350

122

111
114

124
135
142
146
148
145
148
147

.796
.778
.798
.775
.775
.820

.781

.830

.785
.800
.863
.854
.811
.811

119
117
120
116
116
123

122

.147
.136
.132

.127
.127
.131
.136
.138
.134
.137
.133

.221

166

RETAIL PRICES, 1913 TO DECEMBER, 1919.
T able

Year and m onth.

C.— AV E R A G E AND R E L A T IV E R E T A IL PRIC ES OF
B Y MONTHS AND
DALLAS, TEX.— Concluded.

Milk,
evap­
orated.
15-16ounce can.
Average
price.

Oleo­
margar­
ine,
pound.
Average
price.

N ut
margar­
ine,
pound.
Average
price.

Criseo,
pound.
Average
price.

Rolled
oats,
pound.
Average
price.

Corn
flakes,
8-ounce
package.
Average
price.

Cream of
Wheat,
28-ounce
package.
Average
price.

$0,369
.383
.368
.353
.365
.359
.364
.370
.367
.383
.375
.370
.368

$0.371
.390
.386
.369
.363
.364
.362
.373
.374
.369
.369
.363
.364

$0.364
.344
.334
.329
.333
.336
.371
.412
.420
.396
.361
.368
.365

$0.106
.108
.106
.106
.104
.100
.104
.102
.103
.109
.108
.109
.109

$0.146
.158
.158
.150
.149
.146
.146
.145
.142
.140
.139
.139
.141

$0.259
.257
.256
.252
.254
.255
.248
.248
.254
.260
.264
.270
.294

1919—Concluded.
Average for y e a r ........
January....................
February..................
March........................
A pril.........................
M ay...........................
June..........................
J u ly ...........................
A ugust......................
Septem ber................
October.....................
N ovem ber................
December.................

T able

$0.168
.165
.163
.162
.157
.160
.166
.169
.168
.172
.172
.181
.182

D .— A V E R A G E AND R E L A T IV E FA M IL Y E X P E N D IT U R E S FO R 22
AN D
DALLAS, TEX.
[Average expenditure for the year 1913=100.]
1913

1914

1915

Month.
Average.
Average for y e a r ........
J anuary...................
February..................
March.......................
April.........................
May..........................
June.........................
J u ly ..........................
A ugust.....................
Septem ber...............
October....................
November................
December................




$395.41
2 387.32
2 378.61
2 385.81
2 386.13
a 382. 57
a 388.12
2 389.34
2 396. 64
2 381.14
2 387.17
a 413. 78
2 420.31

Relative.
100
98
96
98
98
97
98
98
100
103
104
105
106

Average.
$405. 96
2 406. 69
2 396.98
2 389. 28
2 387. 89
2 389. 97
2 395.36
2 405. 59
2 438. 66
2 429. 51
2 413. 45
2 403.87
2 413. 06

1 See footnote on p. 10.

Relative.
103
103
100
98
98
99
100
103
111
109
105
102
104

Average.
$402. 20
2 403. 92
2 399. 66
2 391. 04
2 390. 29
2 398. 85
2 401.66
2 401.15
2 401.21
2 403. 50
2 413. 77
2 412. 40
2 410. 63

Relative.
102
102
101
99
99
101
102
101
101
102
105
104
104

167

GENERAL TABLES.
SPECIFIED FOOD
Y E A R S — Continued.

AR T IC L E S,

BY

CITIES,

1913 TO

1919,

DALLAS, TEX.— Concluded.

Macaroni,
pound.
Average
price.

Cabbage,
pound.
Average
price.

$0.202
.206
.203
.201
.198
.201
.206
.201
.203
.202
.200
.199
.199

$0.060
.055
.049
.056
.077
.076
.044
.054
.060
.058
.058
.063
.066

Beans,
baked,
No. 2 can.
Average
price.

Corn,
canned,
No. 2 can.
Average
price.

$0.198
.228
.214
.204
.203
.198
.192
.197
.190
.185
.186
.188
.191

$0.201
.209
.206
.195
.198
.194
.190
.208
.194
.197
.200
.213
.202

Peas,
canned,
No. 2 can.
Average
price.

Tomatoes,
canned,
No. 2 can.
Average
price.

$0,208
.217
.204
.193
.200
.200
.215
.211
.212
.200
.203
.216
.219

$0.156
.181
.178
.161
.151
.147
.148
.153
.151
.148
.151
.153
.152

Bananas,
dozen.
Average
price.

Oranges,
dozen.
Average
price.

$0,391
.389
.367
.363
.363
.392
.395
.400
.375
.383
.393
.410
.458

$d.511
.514
.478
.472
.516
.496
.502
.500
.518
.518
.505
.599
.513

FOOD A R TIC LE S 1 COM BINED, B Y CITIES, 1913 TO 1919, B Y MONTHS
Y E A R S.
DALLAS, TEX.
[Average expenditure for the year 1913=100.]
1916
Average.

1917
Relative.

$439. 96
2 413. 59
2 407.03
2 413. 96
2 423. 80
2 425.90
2 427.96
2 426.21
2 439. 38
2 447.04
2 467.79
2 495.12
2 497.01

I ll
105
103
105
107
108
108
108
111
113
118
125
126

Average.
$572.22
2 521.09
2 526. 85
2 540. 31
2 586.65
2 590. 80
2 576. 51
2 571.15
2 583. 82
2 591. 27
2 611.18
2 603. 09
2 606.18

1918
Relative.
145
132
133
137
148
149
146
144
148
150
155
153
153

Average.
$650.54
2 628. 87
2 616.03
2 596.09
2 589.67
2 620. 94
2 621.07
2 642. 04
2 653.52
2 676.04
2 694. 38
2 702. 55
2 723.10

1919
Relative.
165
159
156
155
153
157
157
162
165
171
176
178
183

Average.
$728.11
739.01
2 688. 91
2 701.71
2 712.45
2 718.26
2 729.35
2 748.18
2 747.82
2 721.80
2 717.81
2 751.43
2 759.17

2

Relative.
184
187
174
177
180
182
184
189
189
183
182
190
192

2 Cost of year’s supply at prices charged in specified month. The expenditures for September and
October, 1913, do not include any amount spent for eggs, as no quotations on eggs were received for
these months. The expenditures for March and April, 1918, do not include any amount spent for hens,
as by order of the U .S . Food Administration no hens were sold in these months.




168

RETAIL PRICES, 1913 TO DECEMBER, 1919.
T able

C .— A V E R A G E AND R E L A T IV E R E T A IL PR IC E S OF
B Y M ONTHS AN D
DENVER, COLO.
[Average prices for 1913=100.]

Sirloin steak Round steak
(pound).
(pound).

Rib roast
(pound).

Chuck roast
(pound).

Plate beef
(pound).

Pork chops
(pound).

Year and month.
Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ R el­ A ver­ R el­
age ative age ative age ative age ative age ative age ative
price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price.
1913: Av. for y e a r .. $0.235
.220
January..............
.225
February............
March.................. .227
A pril...................
.231
May.....................
.239
June..................... .242
.253
July.....................
A ugust................ .243
September..........
.243
October...............
.239
November........... .229
December...........
.229

100 $0.209
94
.190
.184
96
97
.196
98
.203
102
.218
.221
103
.232
108
.222
103
.214
103
.214
102
.203
97
.207
97

100 $0,172
.159
91
88
.159
94
.166
.174
97
104
.178
.178
106
.178
111
106
.178
102
.178
.178
102
.167
97
.167
99

1914: Av. for y e a r ..
January..............
February............
March..................
A pril...................
M ay.....................
June.....................
J u ly .....................
A ugust................
September..........
October...............
November...........
December...........

.233
.229
.229
.229
.229
.229
.235
.246
.250
.243
.236
.221
.221

99
97
97
97
97
97
100
105
106
103
100
94
94

.217
.207
.207
.211
.210
.210
.220
.231
.235
.231
.221
.211
.210

104
99
99
101
100
100
105
111
112
111
106
101
100

.175
.167
.171
.167
.167
.167
.179
.179
.189
.181
.179
.179
.176

102
97
99
97
97
97
104
104
110
105
104
104
102

.161
.153
.158
.158
.158
.161
.165
.167
.174
.168
.161
.153
.153

105
100
103
103
103
105
108
109
114
110
105
100
100

1915: Av. for y e a r ..
January..............
February............
March..................
A pril...................
May.....................
June.....................
July .....................
A ugust................
September..........
October...............
November...........
December...........

.235
.232
.232
.229
.229
.232
.254
.247
.238
.232
.232
.229
.229

100
99
99
97
97
99
108
105
101
99
99
97
97

.212
.218
.207
.204
.204
.214
.236
.221
.217
.211
.206
.202
.202

101
104
99
98
98
102
113
106
104
101
99
97
97

.183
.182
.182
.182
.182
.182
.195
.189
.185
.179
.179
.183
.176

106
106
106
106
106
106
113
110
108
104
104
106
102

.154
.156
.153
.153
.153
.153
.161
.159
.156
.152
.149
.149
.151

101
102
100
100
100
100
105
104
102
99
97
97
99

1916: Av. for y e a r. .
January..............
February............
March..................
A pril...................
May.....................
June.....................
July.....................
A ugust................
September..........
October...............
Novem ber...........
D ecem ber...........

.247
.238
.238
.238
.245
.250
.268
.261
.260
.253
.248
.234
.230

105
101
101
101
104
106
114
111
111
108
106
100
98

.212
.203
.203
.208
.223
.225
.225
.219
.219
•219
.219
.190
.190

101
97
97
100
107
108
108
105
105
105
105
91
91

.188
.168
.172
.172
.185
.195
.208
.203
.200
.195
.189
.184
.184

109
98
100
100
108
113
121
118
116
113
110
107
107

1917: Av. for year...
January..............
February.............
March..................
April....................
May......................
June.....................
July......................
A ugust................
September..........
October...............
November...........
December...........

.285
.225
.235
.244
.273
.304
.311
.325
.315
.317
.307
.282
.283

121
96
100
104
116
129
132
138
134
135
131
120
120

.262
.188
.213
.225
.258
.280
.294
.303
.296
.283
.285
.262
.262

125
90
102
108
123
134
141
145
142
135
136
125
125

.223
.180
.191
.198
.221
.233
.245
.249
.239
.239
.232
.220
.223

130
105
111
115
128
135
142
145
139
139
135
128
130




100 $0.153
.140
92
92
.145
.146
97
101
.153
.158
103
.158
103
.162
103
.158
103
.158
103
.158
103
.153
97
.150
97

100 $0.095
92
.091
95
.091
.094
95
100
.094
.094
103
.094
103
106
.096
.096
103
.097
103
.100
103
100
.099
98
.099

100 $0.195
96
.175
96
.165
.176
99
99
.199
99
.203
99
.203
101
.203
101
.200
102
.204
105
.208
104
.204
104
.200

100
90
85
90
102
104
104
104
103
105
107
105
103

.101
.097
.100
.097
.097
.097
.097
.100
.107
.107
.107
.107
.097

106
102
105
102
102
102
102
105
113
113
113
113
102

.208
.186
.186
.192
.200
.210
.204
.211
.253
.229
.221
.210
.196

107
95
95
98
103
108
105
108
130
117
113
108
101

.101
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.104
.104
.098
.100
.100
.100

106
105
105
105
105
105
105
109
109
103
105
105
105

.185
.171
.161
.158
.176
.185
.196
.185
.200
.211
.214
.185
.174

95
88
83
81
90
95
101
95
103
108
110
95
89

.165
.153
.153
.153
.161
.164
.169
.181
.176
.176
.169
.160
.160

.104
108
.100
100
100
.100
.104
100
105
.105
107
.105
110
.105
118
.105
115 1 .105
.105
115
110
• 105
.105
105
.105
105

109
105
105
109
111
111
111
111
111
111
111
111
111

.206
.175
.171
.198
.216
.203
.-05
.205
.214
.240
.229
.209
.209

106
90
88
102
111
104
105
105
110
123
117
107
107

.196
.161
.164
.175
.189
.203
.219
.220
.211
.206
.207
.197
.197

128
105
107
114
124
133
143
144
138
135
135
129
129

141
106
111
124
131
152
159
159
155
147
152
145
146

.313
.218
.236
.255
.296
.303
.308
.311
.347
.399
.402
.346
.339

161
112
121
131
152
155
158
159
178
205
206
177
174

.134
.101
.105
.118
.124
.144
.151
.151
.147
.140
.144
.138
.139

169

GENERAL TABLES.
SP EC IF IED FOOD A R TICL E S, B Y CITIES, 1913 TO 1919,
Y E A R S — Continued.
DENVER, COLO.
[Average prices fo r 1913=100.]

Bacon,
sliced
(pound).

H am .
sliced
(pound).

Lard
(pound).

Lamb
(pound).

Hens
(pound).

Sal­
mon,
cann’d
pound.

Eggs (dozen).
Strictly
fresh.

Stor­
age.

Butter
(pound).

Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Aver­ Rel­
age ative age ative age ative age ative age ative age
age ative age
age ative
price. price price. price price. price price. price price. price price. price. price price. price. price
$0.203
.204
.200
.207
.218
.216
.212
.214
.194
.197
.194
93
.185
.199
95

$0.302
.270
.270
.283
.292
.300
.300
.333
.338
.333
.317
.292

$0.283
.263
.263
.270
.290
.280
.280
.310
.305
.290
.280

L162
.156
.163
.163
.163
.163
.163
.163
.165
.165
.161
.160
.161

$0.164
.150
.155
.169
.181
.179
.178
.178
.161
.160
.146
.152
. 156
.171
.151
.154
.164
. 165
.177
.191
.184
.179
.179
.176
.171
.166

104
92
94
100’
101
108116
112
109
109
107
104
101

.184
.175
.175

.274
.270
.274
.274
.274
.274
.290
.305
.305
.305
.306
.300

102
97
95
97
97
97
97
102
108
108
108
108
106

.306
.283
.292
.292
.292
.292
.300
.325
.325
.333
.325
.317
.300

.159
.163
.163
.163
.158
.158
.154
.158
.158
.158
.158
.158
.158

.290
.280
.274
.264
.264
.264
.264
.264
.264
.264
.264
.274

95
102
99
97
93
93
93
93
93
93
93
93
97

.299
.300
.300
.300
.300
.300
.300
.310
.310
.290
.290
.290
.300

.152
.158
.158
.158
.158
.158
.159
.149
.138
.138
.146
.146
.153

.303
.268
.275
.275
.288
.283
.357
.317
.317
.317
.325
.325
.325

107
95
97
97
102
100
112
112
112
112
115
115
115

.300
.300
.317
.333
.333
. 338
.333
.338
.338
.338

.177
.154
.154
.154
.159
.163
.169
.169
.169
.193
.200
.213
.223

.435
.317
?317
.367
.381
.447
.450
. 446
.455
.480
.520
.506
.536

154
112
112
130
135
158
159
158
161
170
184
179

.421
.333
.333
.367
.386
. 445
.445
.448
.438
.464
.463
.468
.467




.216
.221
.243
.264
.288
.292
.310
.329
.344
.345

94

100
$0.373
116 $0.250
.400
91
.400
82
.390
77
.390
74
.343
78
.343
85
.364
94
.343
100
.386
116
.390
141
.330
.350
147
.360
.379

100
107
107
105
105
92
92
98
92
103
105
94
102

.340
.394
.343
.336
.293
.300
.297
.297
.343
.346
.346
.390
.390

91
106
92
90
79
80
80
80
92
93.
93
105
105

.341
.390
.346
.346
.343
.311
.340
.332
.333
.296
.338
.342
.380

91
105
93
93
92
83
91
89
89
79
91
92
102

.375
.346
.346
.392
.390
.344
.338
.338
.344
.383
.395
.440
.440

101
93
93
105
105
92
91
91
92
103
106
118
118

.458
.438
.388
.428
.476
.441
.433
.433
.448
.494
.495
.485
.533

123
117
104
115
128
118
116
116
120
132
133
130
134

91
98

$0.320
.370
.290
.261
.246
.236
.250
.271
.300
.321
.371
.450
.471

.205
.197
.201
.204
.219
.209
.210
.211
.216
.212
.206
.188
.185

101
97
99
100
108
103
103
104
106
104
101
93
91

.320
.436
.336
.260
.236
.246
.257
.293
.307
.343
.350
.380
.400

100
136
105
81
74
77
80
92
96
107
109
119
125

112
107
107

.197
.191
.196

.185
.200
.211
.200
.188
.183
.179
.173
.168

113
122
129
122
115
112
109
105
102

.209
.205
.207
.199
.196
.195
.184
.186
.194

97 $0
94
97
101
103
101
102
98
97
96
91
92
96

.322
.393
.314
.268
.250
.250
.258
.264
.286
.336
.364
.443
.443

101
123
98
84
78
78
81
83
89
105
114
138
138

.194
.168
.185
.184
.195
.198
.200
.198
.198
.223
.194
.194
.194

118
102
113
112
119
121
122
121
121
136
118
118
118

.215
.197
.200
.224
.228
.223
.223
.218
.218
.208
.212
.216
.211

106
97
99
110
112
110
110
107
107
102
104
106
104

.360
.417
.350
.238
.240
.288
.300
.300
.338
.388
.438
.510
.510

113
130
109
74
75
90
94
94
106
121
137
159
159

.274
.193
.218
.236
.240
.290
.306
.310
.308
.302

167
118
133
144
146
177
187
189
188
184
185
182
174

.264
.215
.225
.233
.251
.294
.283
.273
.267
.285
.284
.278
.281

130
106
111
115
124
145
139
134
132
140
140
137
138

.455
.525
.438
.350
.381
.401
.407
.417
.450
.493
.503
.528
.564

142
164
137
109
119
125
127
130
141
154
157
165
176

.174

106

.206

.335
.250

.300
.310
.290

.300
.300
.275
.235

.400
.367
400
400

444
438

170

RETAIL PRICES, 1913 TO DECEMBER, 1919.
T a b l e C .— A V E R A G E A N D R E L A T I V E R E T A IL P R IC E S O F
B Y M ONTHS AND
D E N V E R , C O LO .— Continued.
[ A v e r a g e p r ic e s fo r 1 9 1 3 = 1 0 0 .]

Sirloin steak Round
(pound).
(pound).

Chuck roast
(pound).

Rib roast
(pound).

Plate beef
(pound).

Pork chops
(pound).

Year and m onth.
Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ R el­ Aver­ R el­
age ative age ative age ative age ative age ative age ative
price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price

1918: Av. for year.

). 362

154 $0.388

January...........
February.........
March..............
A pril................
M ay..................
June.................
J u ly ..................
A u gu st............
September.......
October...........
November.......
December.......

.292
.303
.307
.387
.395
.412
.411
.390
.381
.374
.357
.354

124
129
131
156
169
175
175
166
162
159
152
151

1919: Av. for year.

.372

.369
.365
.384
.408
.412
.408
.411
.380
.340
.333
.336
.318

January...........
February.........
March..............
A pril................
M ay..................
June.................
Ju ly..................
A ugust............
September.......
October...........
November.......
December.......

.276

.217
.252
.282
.283
.280
.253
.262
.247
.240
.242

.148
.151
.152
.181
.200
.201
.202
.180
.181
.179
.173
.173

186 $0.376

193

133
137
142
165
184
185
190
165
171
161
157
158

156
159
160
191
211
212
213
189
191
188
182
182

.333
.325
.330
.344
.355
.361
.381
.414
.440
.443
.399
.389

171
167
169
176
182
185
195
212
226
227
205
199

169

.248

, 162

.171

180

.411

166
166
171
182
185
188
190
173
161
153
150
147

162 $0.275

.252
.257
.262
.281
.282.
.279
.274
.235
.222
.210
.212
.207

165
168
171
184
184
182
179
154
145
137
139
135

.191
.186
.186
.193
.194
.191
.181
.160
.145
.141

201
196
196
203
204
201
191
168
153
148
149
146

.400
.354
.376
.407
.418
.4 1 0
.428
.449
.445
.453

211
205
182
193
209
214
210
219
230

160 $0.248

.345
.382
.387
.395
.363
.354
.347
.319
.315

132
135
137
165
183
185
189
174
169
166
153
151

.225
.236
.238
.276
.303
.307
.316
.291
.293
.278
.270

131
137
138
160
176
178
184
169
170
162
157
156

158

.345

165

.291

157
155
163
174
175
174
175
162
145
142
143
135

.340
.344
.356
.386
.389
.387
.382
.351
.317
.301
.299
.288

163
165
170
185
186
185
183
168
152
144
143
138

.286
.285
.294
.313
.31 8

.324
.327
.298
.277
.264
.258
.253

162 $0.177

.142

.139

.426

.360

218
185

Bread (pound).
Cheese (pound).

Milk, fresh
(quart).

Tear and month.
Aver­
age
price.
1913: Av. for year. . . .

January...................
February................
March......................
April........................
M ay.........................
June.........................
J u ly .........................
August.....................
Septem ber..............
October...................
Novem ber...............
December................

1914: Av. for year.......

January...................
February................
March......................
April........................
M ay.........................
June.........................
J u ly .........................
A ugust.....................
September..............
October...................
Novem ber..............
December................

$0.261

.261
.261
.261
.261
.261
.261
.261
.261
.201
.261
.261
.281

.261

.261
.261
.261
.261
.261
.261
.261
.261
.261
.261
.261
.261

Rela­
tive
price.

Aver­
age
price.

100

$0.084

100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100

100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100

.084
.084
.084
.084
.084
.084
.084
.084
.084
.084
.084
.083

.084

.084
.084
.084
.084
.084
.084
.084
.084
.084
.084
.084
.084

Scaling
weight.

Baked weight.

Flour, wheat
(pound).

Rela­
tiv e
price.

Aver­
age
price.

100

$0.026

Rela­
tive
price.

Aver­
age
price.

Aver­
age
price.

100

$0.048

$0.054

100

100

100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
99

.048
.047
.047
.047
.048
.048
.048
.048
.049
.049
.049
.050

100

.049

100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100

.048
.048
.048
.048
.048
.048
.048
.048
.050
.050
.050
.050

.054
.053
.053
.053
.054
.054
.054
.054
.055
.055
.055
.056

.055

.054
. 054
.054
.054
.054
.054
.054
.054
.056
.056
.056
.056

100

.026
.027
.026
.026
.026
.026
.026
.025
.026
.026
.025
.026

102

100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
104
104
104
104
1

100
104
100
100
100
100
100
96
100
100
96
100

.027

100
98
98
98
100
100
100
100
102
102
102
104

104

.025
.025
.026
.026
.026
.026
.026
.026
.031
.028
.030
.030

1 N o h e n s s o ld i n M a r c h a n d A p r i l , 1918, b y o rd er o f t h e U . S . F o o d A d m i n i s t r a t i o n .




Rela­
tive
price.

96
96
100
100
100
100
100
100
119
108
115
115

171

GENERAL TABLES.
S P E C IF IE D FO O D
Y E A R S — Continued.

A R T IC L E S ,

BY

C IT IE S ,

1913

TO

1919,

D E N V E R , C O L O .— Continued.
[Average prices fo r 1913=100.]

Ham,

Bacon,
sliced
(pound).

Lard
(pound).

sliced
(pound).

Lam b
(pound).

Hens
(pound).

Sal­
mon,
cann’d
pound

Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­
age ative age ative age ative age ative age ative age
price. price price. price price. price price. price price. price price.

$0.554

0. 521

$0.340

$0.326

.518
.483
.518
.533
.532
.548
.569
.569
.588
.592
.593
.605

.467
.475
.489
.505
.505
.511
.515
.525
.540
.571
.571
.578

.342
.341
.344
.346
.346
.342
.316
.325
.339
.346
.347
.348

.289
.292
.297
.331
.361
.353
.356
.357
.348
.323
.304
.298

.583

.588

.613
.591
.594
.600
.602
.607
.610
.600
.570
.548
.539
.522

.593
.578
.581
.588
.589
.604
.617
.621
.609
.572
.550
.548

Corn meal
(pound).

Aver­
age
price.

$0.025
.025
.025
.024
.024
.024
.024
.024
.025
.026
.026
.026
.025

.026
.026
.025
.026
.026
.025
.025
.025
.025
.027
.027
.027

.027

100

100
100

Aver­
age
price.

$0. 086

100

.086
.086
.086
.086
.086
.086
.086
.086
.086
.086
.086
.086

104

.086

104

.086
.086
.086
.086
.086
.086
.086
.086
.086
.086
.086
.086

96
96
96
96
96

100
104

104
104

100
104
104

100
100
100
100
108
108
108
108




Rela­
tive
price.

100

100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100

212

197
185
182

100100

100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100

193

212
207
184
170
173
173

.014

.021

.018
.018
.014
.016
.016

.017
.017
.015
.015
.014
.017

.021

.027

.020

.016

.012
.012
.012

.333
.325
.320
.315
.323
.324
.322
.327
.325
.339
.356
.361
.361

.598

Sugar, granu­
lated (pound).

Potatoes
(pound).

.012
.011
.010
.011
.012

.612
.600
.415
.412
.416
.424
.467
.498
.542
.585
.679
.790

.373
.358
.346
.362
.385
.400
.397
.389
.387
.377
.367
.354
.350

215
217
218

185
184
195
209
208
214

$0.014

.276
.279
.280
.287
.283
.289
.280
.288
.294
.299
.292
.309

C
1)
C
1)

.304
.302
.320
.343
.341
.351
.348
.339
.302
.278
.283

Aver­
age
price.

Aver­ Rel­ Aver­
age ative age
price. price price.

.373
.358
.356
.360
.354
.349
.323
.327

202
220

Rela­
tive
price.

100

86

79
71
79

86
100
150
129
129

100

114
114

121

121
107
107

100
121
150
193
143
114

86
86
86

Stor-

Aver­
age
price.

Rela­
tive
price.

.748
.477
.465
.504
.516
.573
.586
.640
.758
.958

0$. 055

100

.058
.054
.054
.053
.053
.054
.056
.058
.059
.054
.051
.052

105
98
98
96
96
98

.057

104

.294

.050
.050
.048
.047
.048
.049
.050
.077
.079
.068
.058
.059

91
91
87
85
87
89
91
140
144
124
105
107

.294
. 294
.294
.294
.294
.294
.294
.294
.294
.294
.294
.294

102

105
107
98
93
95

191 $0,509
.483
188
130
129
130
133
146
156
169
183
212
.540
.563
247

§ 0 . 234
.294
.294
.294
.294
.294
.294
.294
.294
.294
.294
.294
.294

Aver­
age
price.

.588

200

.550
.628
.647

237
299

146

.543
.560
.497
.448
.470
.478
.492
.500
.580
.630
.645
.701

146
150
133

120

126
128
132
134
156
169
173
188

.653

187
234
149
145
143
155
158
161
179
183

Coffee (pound).

Aver­
age
price.

Butter
(pound).

$0. 545

$0.288 $0. 537

.305
.338

176
178
181

.316
.342
.336
.347
.367
.397
.406
.419
. 415
.390
.379
.384
.379

Rice (pound).

Rela­
tive
price.

199 $0.344

(dozen).
Strictly
fresh.

Rela­
tive
price.

100

100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100

100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100

175

.733
.508
.649
.678
.642
.561
.584
.612
.639
.710
.743
.772

197
136
174
182
172
150
157
164
171
190
199
207

Tea (pound).

Aver­
age
price.

$0.528
.528
.528
.528
.528
.528
.528
.528
.528
.528
.528
.528
.528

.528
.528
.528
.528
.528
.526
.528
.528
.528
.528
.528
.528
.528

Rela­
tive
price.

100

100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100

100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100

172

RETAIL PRICES, 1913 TO DECEMBER, 1019.
T able

C.— AV ER A G E AND R E L A T IV E R E T A IL PRICES OF
B Y MONTHS AND
DENVER, COLO.— Continued.
[Average prices for 1913=100.]
Bread (pound).

(pound).

Scaling
weight.

(quart).

Year and month.

Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Rela­ Aver­
tive
age
age
age
tive
price. price. price. price. price.
1915: Av. fo r y e a r ... $0,246
. 246
January................
.246
February-...........
.246
March...................
.246
A pril.....................
.246
May......................
.246
June.....................
.246
July......................
.246
A ugust.................
Septem ber...........
.246
.246
October................
.246
N ovem ber...........
.246
December............

94 $0.084
94
.084
94
.084
94
.084
94
.084
94
.084
94
.084
94
.084
94
.084
94
.084
94.
.084
94
.084
94
.081

x iuui; wiiKa>
3\
(pound).

Baked
weight.

Corn m eal
(pound).

Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Rela­
age
age
age
tive
tive
tive
price. price price. price. price. price.

100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100

SO.056
.053
.055
.055
.055
.056
. 056
. 056
.056
.056
.056
.056
.057

$0.063
. 060
.062
.062
.062
.063
.063
. 063
.063
.063
.063
.063
.064

117
111
115
115
115
117
117
117
117
117
117
117
119

$0.034
131
135
.035
150
.039
146
. 038
142
.037
146
.038
135
.035
.034
131
127
.033
.028
108
.030 ! 115
.030
115
.031
119

$0.028
.028
.028
.028
.028
.028
.028
.028
.028
.028
.028
.028
.027

112
112
112
112
112
112
112
112
112
112
112
112
108

1916: Av. for y e a r ...
January................
February.............
March...................
A pril.....................
M ay......................
June.....................
Julv......................
A ugust.................
Septem ber...........
October................
N ovem ber...........
December............

.262
.250
.250
.250
.250
.250
.250
.250
.250
.250
.263
.306
.320

100
96
96
96
96
96
96
96
98
96
101
117
123

.084
.084
.084
.084
.084
.084
.084
.084
.084
.083
.083
.083
.083

100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
99
99
99
99

.062
.057
.057
.057
.057
.057
.057
.057
.057
.058
.076
.076
.075

.070
.064
.064
.064
.064
.064
.064
.064
.064
. 005
.086
.086
.084

130
119
119
119
119
119
119
119
119
120
159
159
156

.036
.033
.033
.031
.031
.031
.028
.028
.037
.040
.041
.049
.044

138
127
127
119
119
119
108
108
142
154
158
188
169

.027
.027
.026
.026
.026
.024
.024
.021
.026
.026
.028
.034
.034

108
108
104
104
104
96
96
96
104
104
112
136
136

1917: Av. for y e a r ...
January................
February. . . . --March...................
April.....................
May......................
June.....................
July.....................
A ugust.................
Septem ber...........
October................
December............

.343
.325
.325
.325
.339
.346
.346
.346
.347
.352
.352
.351
.359

131
125
125
125
130
133
133
133
133
135
135
134
138

.100
.083
.083
.083
.087
.088
.098
.098
.103
.115
.116
.120
.120

119
99
99
99
104
105
117
117
123
137
138
143
143

.085
.075
.075
.075
.077
.088
.091
.090
.090
.091
.089
.089
.086

.096
.084
.084
.084
.087
.099
.102
.101
.101
.102
.100
.100
.097

178
156
156
156
161
183
189
187
187
189
185
185
180

.058
.049
-.046
.047
.061
.073
.066
.059
.065
.058
.057
.057
. 055

223
188
177
181
235
281
254
227
250
223
219
219
212

.049
.032
.032
.032
.040
.047
.048
.050
.062
.059
.061
.061
.061

198
128
128
128
160
188
192
200
248
236
244
244
244

1918: Av. for y e a r ...
January................
February.............
March...................
A pril.....................
M ay......................
June.....................
July ......................
A ugust.................
Septem ber...........
October................
N ovem ber...........
December............

.367
.358
.361
.357
.361
.352
.352
.346
.358
.372
.383
.393
.416

141
137
138
137
138
135
135
133
137
143
147
151
159

.118
.115
.115
. 115
. 115
.120
.112
. 115
.112
.118
.118
.128
.130

140
137
137
137
137
143
133
137
133
140
140
152
155

.113
.100
.100
.100
. 100
.120
. 120
. 120
. 120
.120
.120
.120
.118

209
.057
.054
185
185
. 054
185
.056
185
.057
222 ' .056
222
.056
222
* .055
222
.060
222
.060
222
.059
222
.060
.060
219

219
208
208
215
219
215
215
212
231
231
227
231
231

.060
.059
. 056
.060
.061
.060
.058
.059
.060
.069
.061
.059
.057

240
236
224
240
244
240
232
236
240
276
244
236
228

1919: Av. for y e a r ...
January................
February.............
March...................
April.....................
Mav......................
June.....................
July......................
A ugust.................
Septem ber...........
October................
Novem ber............
December.............

.438
.431
.433
.412
.423
.433
.435
.440
.447
.447
.449
.451
.450

168
165
166
158
162
166
167
169
171
171
172
173
172

.127
.126
.126
.126
.126
.128
.128
.128
.128
.12$
.128
.128
.128

151
150
150
150
150
152
152
152
152
152
152
152
152

.114
.119
.118
.113
.113
.115
.114
.112
.117
.112
.112
.112
.110

211
220
219
209
209
213
211
207
217
207
207
207
204 |

238
231
227
227
235
242
246
246
235
235
235
238
262

.058
.056
.056
.054
.055
.059
.058
.060
.061
.059
.061
.059
.061 1

232
224
224
216
220
236
232
240
244
236
244
236
244




.062
.060
.059
.059
.061
.063
.064
.064
.061
.061
.061
.062
.068

173

GENERAL TABLES.

SPECIFIED FOOD AR TICLES,
Y E A R S— Continued.

BY

CITIES,

1913 TO

1919,

DENVER, COLO.— Continued.
[Average prices for 1913=100.]

Rice
(pound).

Potatoes
(pound).

Sugar,
granulated
(pound).

Coffee
(pound).

Tea
(pound).

Onions,
pound.
Aver­
age
Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Rela­ price.
age
age
tive
age
tiv e
tive
tive
age
tive
age
price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price.
$0.090
.090
.090
.090
.090
.090
.090
.090
.090
.090
.090
.090
.090

.092

.091
.093
.091
.093
.092
.092
.092
.092
.092
.093
.093
.093

105 $0.016
105
105
105
105
105
105
105
105
105
105
105
105

107
106
10S
106
108
107
107
107
107
107
108
108
108

.070
114 SO

.013
.013
.014
.017
.017
.023
.019
.017
.013
.013
.014
.017

93
93
100
121
121
164
136
121
93
93
100
121

.025

179

.021
.022
.020
.021
.023
.025
.026
.028
.026
.026
.031
.031

150
157
143
150
164
179
186
200
186
186
221
221

.058
.063
.065
.066
.067
.069
.080
.078
.072
.068
.075
.078

.080

.066
.067
.076
.080
.087
.087
.087
.080
.074
.083
.085
.085

101 $0,521

105
115
118
120
122
125
145
142
131
124
136
142

.293
.296
.296
.296
.296
.296
.296
.296
.296
.296
.296
.296

100
101
101
101
101
101
101
101
101
101
101
101

145
120
122
138
145
158
158
158
145
135
151
155
155

.300
.300
.300
.300
.288
.288
.288
.288
.288
.300
.300
.300

.295

100
102
102
102
102
98
98
98
98
98
102
102
102

99 $0.029 SO
.079

.521
.521
.521
.521
.521
.521
.521
.521
.521
.521
.521
.521

99
99
99
99
99
99
99
99
99
99
99
99

.500

95

.508
.508
.508
.510
.488
.488
.488
.488
.488
.510
.510
.510

96
96
96
97
92
92
92
92
92
97
97
97

.550

104

.027
.025
.025
.029
.047
.046
.039
.024
.020
.021
.021
.022

.041

.033
.035
.030
.038
.045
.055
.053
.050
.033
.034
.040
.048

.101

SO
.137
.136
.139
.139
.139
.138
.139
.138
.138
.133
.133
.133
.133

.133

.086
.090
.092
.092
.087
.087
. 113
.113
.113
.113
.115
.115

.138
.133
.133
.135
.131
.131
.131
.131
.131
.135
.135
.135

123
107
107
107
113
119
133
136
130
131
129
135
133

.032
.052
.047
.059
.061
.060
.047
.041
.025
.023
.029
.025

229
371
336
421
436
429
336
293
179
164
207
179

.079
.079
.082
.093
.093
.092
.092
.097
.095
.089
.089
.088

144
144
149
169
169
167
167
176
173
162
162
160

.288
.288
.288
.289
.308
.311
.309
.307
.304
. 300
.300
.295

.299

102
98
98
98
98
105
106
105
104
103
102
102
100

.488
.488
.488
.550
.577
.574
.570
.569
.572
.573
.577
.576

92
92
92
104
109
109
108
108
108
109
109
109

.056
.106
.144
.142
.088
.068
.053
.044
.039
.039
.049
.049

.124
.138
.138
.147
.190
.200
.201
.202
.191
.185
.186
.184

.174

.163

.134

156

.027

193

.099

180

.304

103

.607

115

.041

.166

.175

.440

150

.042

300

.115
.116
.120
.125
.131
.135
.134
.142
.145
.147
.150
.146

134
135
140
145
152
157
156
165
169
171
174
170

.022
.022
.020
.016
.018
.026
. 038
.038
.034
.029
.028
.027

157
157
143
114
129
186
271
271
243
207
200
193

.153

178

.035

250

.142
.143
.142
.142
.139
.143
.147
.149
.159
.171
.178
.176

165
166
165
165
162
166
171
173
185
199
207
205

.027
.024
.023
.029
.029
.032
.051
.048
.036
.034
.041
.044




193
171
164
207
207
229
364
343
257

243
293
314

.089
.090
.092
.092
.092
.095
.096
.096
.104
.110
.114
.118

.116

.116
.114
.112
.112

.111

.110
.109
.111
.112
.124
.126
.132

162

162
164
167
167
167
173
175
175
189
200
207
215

211

211
207
204
204
202
200
198
202
204
225
229
240

.300
.300
.295
.307
.304
.304
.306
.304
.304
.302
.309
.317
.358
.380
.396
.400
.406
.424
.454
.484
.489
.492
.498
.501

102
102
100
104
103
103
104
103
103
103
105
108

122
129
135
136
138
144
154
165
166
167
169
170

. 575
.575
.576
.583
.606
.602
.608
.610
.621
.642
.641
.648

.691

.656
.672
.673
.684
.689
.702
.702
.708
.695
.705
.700
.706

109
109
109
110
115
114
115
116
118
122
121
123

131

124
127
127
130
130
133
133
134
132
134
133
134

.073

.072
.078
.079
.079
.079
.080
.079
.078
.078
.078
.084
.085

.106

.092
.092
.092
.097
.102
.114
.117
.112
.113
.111
.116
.114

.089

127 $0.296

Beans,
Raisins,
navy, Prunes, seeded,
pound. pound. pound.
Aver­
Aver­
Aver­
age
age
age
price.
price.
price.

.138
.138
.138
.142
.162
.172
.177
.178
.183
.179
.182

.170

.047
.044
.034
.030
.029
.046
.049
.049
.046
.040
.037
.037

.177
.174
.173
.172
.171
.171
.157
.159
.162
.164
.157
.152

.166
.171
.168
.165
.168
.168
.168
.176
.178
.187
.190
.199

.070

.132

.246

.041
.042
.058
.065
.099
.107
.096
.071
.050
.064
.071
.078

.147
.139
.137
.128
.119
.126
.129
.128
.134
.132

.132
.131

.205
.200
.204
.227
.236
.246
.251
.249
.254
.283
.296
.299

SO
.132
.132
.132
.132
.132
.132
.132
.132
.132
.132
.132
.132
.132

.131

.129
.129
.129
.125
.125
.125
.125
.125
.131
.141
. 146
.138

.141

.131
.131
.131
.140
.145
.143
.147
.147
.145
.144
.143
.142

.149

.147
.153
.147
.145
.146
.157
.147
.147
.147
.147
.151
.159

.189

.168
.166
.174
.174
.174
.170
.175
.184
.197
.210
.236
.237

174

RETAIL PRICES, 1913 TO DECEMBER, 1919.
T

able

A V E R A G E A N D R E L A T I V E R E T A I L P R IC E S O F
B Y M ONTHS AND

DENVER, COLO.—Concluded.

Year and m onth.

Milk,
evap­
orated.
15-16ounce can.
Average
price.

Oleo­
margar­
ine,
pound.
Average
price.

N ut
margar­
ine,
pound.
Average
price.

Crisco,
pound.
Average
price.

Rolled
oats,
pound.
Average
price.

Corn
flakes,
8-ounce
package.
Average
price.

Cream of
Wheat,
28-ounce
package.
Average
price.

$0,405
.392
.385
.392
.394
.392
.402
.406
.402
.407
.422
.415
.451

$0.353
.359
.355
.352
.351
.354
.352
.350
.353
.353
.356
.353
.353

$0.354
.329
.321
.325
.331
.332
.356
.376
.392
.384
.355
.377
.375

$0,086
.084
.084
.087
.083
.086
.085
.087
.086
.086
.087
.087
.089

$0.147
.148
.146
.147
.146
.146
.146
.148
.146
.147
.147
.146
.148

$0.253
.252
.253
.254
.251
.250
.252
.252
.252
.251
.250
.248
.274

1919—Concluded.
Average for y e a r ...........
January.....................
February..................
March........................
April..........................
May............................
June...........................
July...........................
A ugust......................
Septem ber................
October.....................
N ovem ber................
December..................

$0.160
.173
.170
.154
.140
.147
.151
.156
.161
.163
.164
.166
.169

T a b l e D .—A V E R A G E AND R E L A T IV E F A M IL Y E X P E N D IT U R E S FO R 22

AND
DENVER, COLO.
[Average expenditure for the year 1913=100.]
1914

1913

1915

Month.
Average.
A verage fo r y e a r .........
January...................
February..................
March.......................
A pril........................
M ay..........................
June..........................
J u ly..........................
A ugust.....................
September...............
October....................
November................
December................




$247. 36
2 244. 61
2 239. 90
2 239. 77
2 243. 68
2 241.19
2 243. 46
2 255. 91
2 250. 58
2 256. 09
2 253. 43
2 248.11
2 253. 51

Relative.
100
99
97
97
99
98
98
103
101
104
102
100
102

Average.
$249.13
2 252.30
2 242. 60
2 238. 99
2 233.17
2 238. 26
2 241.33
2 249. 64
2 263.35
2 263.15
2 254. 46
2 254. 54
2 253. 49

i See footnote on p. 10.

Relative.
101
102
98
97
94
96
98
101
106
106
103
103
102

Average.
$253. 80
257. 02
250. 80
249. 62
2 250. 70
2 248. 97
2 260. 80
2 257. 66
2 254. 90
2 244. 81
2 249. 51
2 254. 68
2 262. 78
2
2
2

Relative.
103
104
101
101
101
101
105
104
103
99
101
103
106

175

GENERAL TABLES.
S P E C IF IE D F O O D
Y E A R S — Continued.

A R T IC L E S ,

BY

C IT IE S ,

1913

TO

1919,

DENVER, COLO.—Concluded.

Macaroni,
pound.
Average
price.

Cabbage,
pound.
Average
price.

$0.195
.199
.197
.196
.193
.192
.194
.194
.195
.194
.196
.193
.195

$0.048
.037
.038
.038
.070
.085
.068
.050
.032
.027
.027
.039
.068

Beans,
baked,
No. 2 can.
Average
price.

Corn,
canned,
N o. 2 can.
Average
price.

$0.184
.187
.186
.189
.190
.180
.182
.181
.182
.185
.181
.182
.184

$0.184
.201
.188
.192
.194
.189
.181
.181
.179
.176
.176
.177
.176

Peas,
canned,
No. 2 can.
Average
price.

Tomatoes,
canned,
No. 2 can.
Average
price.

$0.195
.195
.191
.194
.196
.194
.193
.198
.197
.195
.192
.195
.199

$0.154
.157
.153
.153
.154
.148
.152
.158
.159
.155
.152
.152
.153

Bananas,
dozen.
Average
price.

Oranges,
dozen.
Average
price.

$0.436
.432
.410
.432
.447
.456
.436
.459
.425
.433
.432
.435
.433

$0,516
.554
.452
.509
.551
.521
.506
.526
.502
.499
.501
.536
.530

FOOD A R TIC LE S 1 COMBINED, B Y CITIES, 1913 TO 1919, B Y MONTHS
Y E A R S.
DENVER, COLO.
[Average expenditure for the year 1913=100.]
1916
Average.

1917
Relative.

$276.23
257. 77
2 256. 45
2 260. 67
2 266. 78
2 267. 46
2 272. 39
2 272.32
2 276. 50
2 281. 27
2 292.14
2 303.33
2 301.57

2

112
104
104
105
108
108
110
110
112
114
118
123
122

Average.
$356.55
300. 40
2 307. 94
2 315.67
2 351.98
2 374.07
2 378. 56
2 370.14
2 373. 71
2 375.37
2 374.48
2 372.64
2 376.58
2

1918
Relative.
144
121
124
128
142
151
153
150
151
152
151
151
152

Average.
$412.78
2 379.74
2 384.02
2 355.40
2 365. 45
2 405. 33
2 411.36
2 424.95
2 420. 21
2 435. 78
2 438.35
2 440.51
2 451.92

1919
Relative.
167
154
155
150
155
164
166
172
170
176
177
178
183

Average.
$455.23
461.63
2 420.30
2 438.31
2 456. 41
2 459. 89
2 453.87
2 469.32
2 464. 05
2 446.98
2 452.67
2 463. 52
2 473.91
2

R elative.
184
187
170
177
185
186
183
190
183
181
183
187
192

2 Cost o f year’s su p p ly a t prices charged in specified m o nth . The expenditures for M arch and A p ril,
1918, do n o t include a ny a m o u n t spent for hens, as b y order of th e U , S. Food A d m i n is tra tio n no hens
were sold in these m onths.




176

RETAIL PRICES, 1913 TO DECEMBER, 1919.
T a b l e C .—A V E R A G E AND R E L A T IV E R E T A IL PRIC ES OF

B Y M ONTHS AND
DETROIT, M ICH.
[Average prices for 1913=100.]

Sirloin steak Round steak
(pound).
(pound).

R ib roast
(pound).

Chuck roast
(pound).

Plate beef
(pound).

Pork chops
(pound).

Year and m onth.
Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­
age ative age ative age ative age ative age ative age ative
price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price.
1913: Av. for yea r... $0.246

100 $0.198

100 $0.195

100 $0.151

100 $0.112

100 $0.195

100

January..............
February............
March.................
A p ril...................
M ay.....................
June.....................
Ju ly .....................
A u g u st................
September..........
October...............
November...........
December...........

.228
.228
.240
.238
.238
.242
.250
.263
.263
.254
.256
.248

93
93
98
97
97
98
102
107
107
103
104
101

.180
.182
.194
.194
.194
.194
.202
.210
.210
.208
.206
.204

91
92
98
98
98
98
102
106
106
105
104
103

.180
.182
.198
.192
.192
.194
.198
.205
.200
.200
.200
.202

92
93
102
98
98
99
102
105
103
103
103
104

.145
.145
.154
.152
.150
.150
.150
.150
.150
.154
.152
.154

96
96
102
101
99
99
99
99
99
102
101
102

.106
.103
.110
.112
.115
.115
.115
.113
.110
.110
.114
.117

95
92
98
100
103
103
103
101
98
98
102
104

.165
.168
.186
.196
.192
.192
.206
.215
.223
.216
.194
.182

85
86
95
101
98
98
106
110
114
111
99
93

1914: Av. for year...

.249
.262
.256
.241
.244
.251
.253
.253
.259
.249
.249
.233
.236

107
104
98
99
102
103
103
105
101
101
95
96

101

.213
.214
.210
.203
.205
.216
.216
.220
.226
.218
.214
.204
.204

108
108
106
103
104
109
109
111.
114
110
108
103
103

.198
.202
.202
.198
.200
.200
.201
.201
.200
.195
.195
.187
.191

102

.160
.156
. 154
.156
.158
.163
.163
.165
.166
.164
.161
.156
.158

106
103
102
103
105
108
108
109
110
109
107
103
105

.119
.117
.117
.119
.116
.116
.119
.119
.124
.122
.124
.119
.116

106
104
104
106
104
104
106
106
111
109
111
106
104

.202

104

104
104
102
103
103
103
103
103
100
100
96
98

.176
.184
.188
.204
.210
.201
.213
.234
.226
.210
.204
.173

90
94
96
105
108
103
109
120
116
108
105
89

1915: Av. for year...

.239
.240
.228
.230
.238
.244
.241
.241
.244
.244
.239
.238
.238

97
98
93
94
97
99
98
98
99
99
97
97
97

.209
.211
.200
.203
.205
.214
.214
.216
.216
.209
.204
.204
.206

106
107
101
103
104
108
108
109
109
106
103
103
104

.192
.190
.188
.187
.190
.193
.196
.193
.196
.193
.195
.189
.189

98
97
96
96
97
99
101
99
101
99
100
97
97

.154
.159
.151
.151
.151
.155
.159
.156
.157
.154
. 156
.150
.150

102

.116
.118
.114
.109
.114
.117
.117
.116
.116
.117
.118
.116
.114

104
105
102
97
102
104
104
104
104
104
105
104
102

.189
.164
.158
.155
.186
.195
.194
.203
.210
.220
.224
.186
.169

97
84
81
79
95
100
99
104
108
113
115
95
87

1916: Av, for year...

.255
.238
.241
.244
.251
.255
.262
.267
.270
.262
.260
.248
.260

104
97
98
99
102
104
107
109

.221

112

.210

111

January..............
February............
March.................
A pril..............
M ay.....................
June.....................
Ju ly.....................
A ugust................
September..........
October.... ..........
November...........
December...........
January..............
February............
March.................
A pril...................
M ay.....................
June.....................
July.....................
A ugust................
September..........
October...............
November...........
December...........
January..............
February............
March.................
A pril...................
M ay.....................
June.....................
J u ly.....................
A ugust................
Septem ber..........
October...............
November...........
December............

1917: Av. for year. .

January..............
February............
March.................
A pril...................
M ay.....................
Jun e....................
July.....................
A ugust................
Septem ber..........
October..............
November...........
D ecember...........




105
100
100
100
103
105
103
104
102
103
99
99

103
103
105
110
113
119
118
118
115
112
109
113

.195
.195
.201
.208
.214
.223
.220
.217
.212
.208
.204
.218

108
100
100
103
107
110
114
113
111
109
107
105
112

.161
.151
.154
.154
.156
.165
.168
.168
.165
.162
.162
.162
.162

107
100
102
102
103
109
111
111
109
107
107
107
107

.122

107
106
101
106

.204
.203
.208
.218
.224
.235
.233
.233
.228
.222
.216
.224

.112
.118
.118
.119
.123
.128
.126
.126
.126
.126
.121
.124

109
100
105
105
106
110
114
113
113
113
113
108
111

.216
.171
.176
.206
.215
.223
.220
.228
.243
.250
.242
.218
.204

88
90
106
110
114
113
117
125
128
124
112
105

.289
117
.252
102
.260
106
.270
110
.282
115
.282
115
.292
119
.302
123
.316
128
.313
127
.305
124
.294
120
.296 , 120

.260
.228
.228
.232
.244
.248
.281
.277
.286
.283
.275
.268
.268

131
115
115
117
123
125
142
140
144
143
139
135
135

.244
.213
.228
.236
.250
.254
.265
.260
.258
.252
.242
.235
.237

125
109
117
121
128
130
136
134
132
129
124
121
122

.193
.165
.174
.178
.190
.190
.218
.208
.202
.205
.197
.193
.193

128
109
115
118
126
126
144
138
134
136
130
128
128

.149
.128
.130
. 134*
.144
.152
.166
.158
.152
.161
.158
.154
.154

133
114
116
120
129
136
148
141
136
144
141
138
138

.303
.218
.242
.262
.274
.268
.290
.311
.355
.403
.369
.326
.318

155
112
124
134
141
137
149
159
182
207
189
167
163

11(V

GENERAL TABLES.

]

>OD A R T IC L E S , B Y C IT IE S , 1913 T O 1919,
ued.

DETROIT, M ICH.
(Average prices for 1913-*100.]

Ham,
sliced
(pound).

Lard
(pound).

Lamb
(pound).

Hens
(pound).

Sal­
mon,
cann’d
pound.

Eggs (dozen).
Strictly
fresh.

Stor-

Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ R el­ Aver­ Aver­ Rel­
age ative age ative age ative age ative age ative age
age ative
price. price price. price price. price price. price pnce. price price. price. price
$0.162
.156
.159
.162
.160
.161
.161
.163
.166
.169
.165
.164
.160

100 $0.167
.160
.167
.172
.174
.178
.174
.176
.173
.160
.164
.151
.160

.159
.161
.161
.160
.160
.157
.157
.158
.157
.157
.160
.158
.157

.179
.166
.166
.170
.179
.190
.196
.200
.189
.185
.175
.164
.169

107
99
99
102
107
114
117
120
113
111
105
98
101

.211
.194
.216
.223
.236
.228
.213
.216
.221
.216
.203
.183
.178

.150
.156
.152
.153
.153
.150
.150
.152
.145
.147
.148
.145
.148

.191
.170
.165
.181
.205
.216
.218
.208
.194
.186
.186
.179
.183

114
102
99
108
123
129
131
125
116
111
111
107
110

.204
.190
.201
.213
.220
.224
.209
.203
.204
.209
.196
.193
.191

t
)
)
)
)
)
)
)
)
)
)
)
)

.173
.150
.150
.157
.163
.170
.171
.165
.170
.177
.188
.208
.207

.213
.190
.210
.213
.224
.226
.223
.214
.218
.214
.210
.202
.212

128
114
126
128
134
135
134
128
131
128
126
121
127

I
)

.274
.208
.208
.230
.254
.260
.280
.281
.275
.303
.314
.333
.336

.281
.225
.226
.244
.260
.268
.334
.310
.300
.316
.313

168
135
135
146
156
160
200
186
180
189
187
171
174

)

)

)
)
)
)
)

>
l

—21— B u ll. 270-




.290

-12

Butt
(poun

le ltiv e

rice

$0,314
.350
.312
.252
.232
.250
.260
.270
.300
.320
.356
.410
.453

100
111
99
80
74
80
83
86
96
102
113
131
144

100
107
109
110
102
94
92
91
91
97
100
100
105

.320
.432
.374
.314
.233
.236
.260
.273
.292
.317
.327
.370
.415

102
138
119
100
74
75
83
87
93
101
104
118
132

95
108
94
91
84
84
87
88
94
99
98
105
105

.317
.443
.302
.222
.240
.242
.262
.255
.280
.310
.362
.433
.456

101
141
96
71
76
77
83
81
89
99
115
138
145

92
100
97
94
93
89
87
86
85
84
91
97
106

.214
.229
.233
.240
.245
.243
.243
.243
.242
.242

.359
.410
.330
.262
.250
.264
.289
.301
.331
.390
.448
.485
.548

114
131
105
83
80
84
92
96
105
124
143
154
175

102
102
101
109
109
93
93
89
93
101
110
116
116

.293
.263
.270
.276
.304
.300
.293
.284
.288
.331
.314
.293

.482
.583
.543
.350
.396
.334
.427
.424
.463
.511
.532
.582

154
186
173
111
126
106
136
135
147
163
169
185
202

128
120
126
123
131
117
123
118
123
134
136
136
146

100 $0,206
.188
96
.200
100
.216
103
104
.218
.224
107
.216
104
.216
105
104
.218
.205
.198
.192
90
.186

$0

.411
.436

178

RETAIL PRICES, 1913 TO DECEMBER, 1919'.

A Y E B A G E AND R E L A T IV E R E T A IL PRIC ES OF
B Y MONTHS AND

T able

D ETRO IT, M ICH .— Continued.
[Average prices for 1913=100.]

Sirloin steak Round steak
(pound).
(pound).

Chuck roast
(pound).

R ib roast
(pound).

Pork chops
(pound).

Plate beef
(pound).

Year and month.
Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ R el­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­
age ative age ative age ative age ative age ative age ative
price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price.
1918: Av. for y e a r .. $0.362

January..............
February............
March..................
A pril...................
M ay.....................
Jun e....................
J u ly.....................
A ugust................
Septem ber..........
October...............
November...........
D ecember...........

1919: Av. for y e a r ..

January..............
February............
March..................
A pril...................
M ay.....................
Jun e....................
Ju ly.....................
A ugust................
September..........
October...............
November...........
December...........

.318
.321
.321
.344
.377
.394
.392
.390
.393
.379
.353
.360

.393

.376
.359
.372
.406
.423
.428
.430
.420
.386
.378
.367
.367

147 $0.333

129
130
130
140
153
160
159
159
160
154
144
146

160

153
146
151
165
172
174
175
171
157
154
149
149

149 $0,249

168 $0.291

.285
.298
.293
.318
.348
.365
.367
.360
.361
.343
.325
.327

144
151
148
161
176
184
185
182
182
173
164
165

.251
129
.259
133
.271
139
.288
148
.318 * 163
162
.315
.312
160
.308
158
.305
156
.301
154
.280
144
.284
146

.350

177

.310

.341
.327
.334
.365
.383
.383
.382
.375
.343
.325
.321
.318

172
165
169
184
193
193
193
189
173
164
162
161 .

159

.297
.286
.298
.331
.345
.334
.328
.321
.292
.295
.296
.292

152
147
153
170
177
171
168
165
150
151
152
150

.210
.224
.224
.248
.270
.277
.275
.268
.264
.249
.240
.239

.251

.257
.245
.255
.278
.286
.270
.265
.255
.232
.227
.222
.220

165 $0.197

139
148
148
164
179
183
182
177
175
165
159
158
166

170
162
169
184
189
179
176
169
154
150
147
146

.167
.177
.181
.192
.211
.218
.217
.211
.213
.200
.190
.181

.189

.200
.196
.201
.213
.220
.204
.198
.184
.171
.166
.160
.159

176 $0,377

149
158
162
171
189
195
194
188
190
179
170
162

169

179
175
179
190
196
182
177
164
153
148
143
142

193

.333
.331
.331
.339
.348
.368
.375
.415
.469
.429
.398
.385

171
170
170
174
178
189
192
213
241
220
204
197

.417

214

.379
.350
.366
.409
.425
.420
.473
.484
.465
.451
.418
.364

194
179
188
210
218
215
243
248
238
231
214
187

Bread (pound).
Cheese (pound).

Milk, fresh
(quart).

Year and month.
Aver­
age
price.
1913: Av. for year____

January...................
February................
March......................
A pril........................
M ay.........................
J u n e.........................
J u ly .........................
A ugust....................
Septem ber..............
October...................
Novem ber...............
December................

1914: Av. for year____

January...................
February................
March......................
A pril........................
M ay.........................
Ju n e.........................
J u ly .........................
A ugust....................
Septem ber..............
October...................
N ovem ber...............
December................

Rela­
tiv e
price.

Aver­
age
price.

$0.212

100

$0.084

.213
.213
.213
.207
.203
.203
.207
.207
.207
.217
.223
.227

.220

.220
.220
.223
.223
.220
.210
.210
.217
.220
.220
.227
.227

100
100
100
98
96
96
98
98
98
102
105
107

104

104
104
105
105
104
99
99
102
104
104
107
107

.090
.088
.080
.080
.080
.080
.079
.079
.080
.090
.090
.090

.085

.089
.089
.089
.080
.080
.080
.085
.080
.080
.090
.090
,090

Scaling
weight.

Baked weight.

Rela­
tiv e
price.

Aver­
age
price.

Aver­
age
price.

100

$0.050

$0.056

107
105
95
95
95
95
94
94
95
107
107
107

101

106
106
106
95
95
95
101
95
95
107
107
107

.050
.050
.050
.050
.050
.050
.050
.050
.050
.050
.050
.050

.051

.050
.050
.050
.050
.050
.050
.050
.049
.052
.052
.052
.052

.056
.056
.056
.056
.056
.056
.056
.056
.056
.056
.056
.056

.057

.056
.056
.056
.056
.056
.056
.056
.055
.059
.059
.059
.059

Flour, wheat
(pound).

Rela­
tiv e
price.

Aver­
age
price.

100

$0.031

100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100

102

100
100
100
100
100
100
100
98
105
105
105
105

100

.031
.032
.031
.031
.031
.031
.032
.031
.031
.031
.031
.031

100
103
100
100
100
100
103
100
100
100
100
100

.033

106

.031
.031

.030

.031
.031
.031
.031
.033
.037
.035
.035
.035

i N o h e n s s o ld in M a r c h a n d A p r il, 1 91 8 , b y o rd er o f th e U . S . F o o d A d m in is t r a t io n .




Rela­
tiv e
price.

100
100
97
100
100
100
100
106
119
113
113
113

179

GENERAL TABLES.
S P E C IF IE D FO O D
Y E A R S — C on tin u ed.

A R T IC L E S ,

BY

C IT IE S ,

1913

TO

1919,

DETROIT, MICH.—Continued.
[ A v e r a g e p r ic e s fo r 1 9 1 3 = 1 0 0 .]

Bacon, sliced Ham, sliced
(pound).
(pound).

Lard
(pound).

Lamb
(pound).

Hens
(pound).

Sal­
mon,
cann’d
pound.

Eggs (dozen).
Strictly
fresh.

Stor-

Butter
(pound).

Aver­ R el­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Aver­ Rel­
age ative age
age ative
age ative age ative age ative age ative age ative age
price. price price. price price. price price. price price. price price. price. price price. price. price
$0.507
.458
.457
.474
.478
.485
.493
.502
.522
.545
.555
.558
.561

$0.491
.423
.426
.428
.446
.462
.482
.493
.522
.536
.554
.556
.561

.527
.558
.517
.505
.534
.553
.556
.571
.577
.528
.492
.467
.470

.567
.575
.536
.517
.558
.577
.593
.602
.619
.586
.566
.537
.533

Corn meal
(pound).
Aver­
age
price.

Rela­
tiv e
price.

$0. 028
.028
.027
.027
.028
.028
.028
.028
.028
.028
.028
.029
.028

100
100
96
96
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
104
100

.031
.030
.028
.029
.029
.029
.030
.031
.032
.034
.032
.032
.031

188 $0. 333
162
.329
163
.336
.335
164
171
.331
177
.332
185
.324
189
.326
.332
200
205
.335
212
.339
213
.340
215
.340

206 $0.347
.313
203
.324
207
207
.327
204
.370
.382
205
.369
200
201
.361
.360
205
.367
207
.340
209
210
.331
.318
210

$0.374
.342
.375
C
1)
0)
.386
.376
.385
.394
.404
.372
.355
.352

217
220
205
198
214
221
227
231
237
225
217
206
204

206
202
206
218
243
250
265
262
233
219
225
215

.370
.352
.361
.386
.403
.405
.387
.396
.379
.351
.344
.333
.344

.405
.389
.386
.408
.434
.419
.413
.433
.437
.416
.393
.368
.367,

.371
.334
.327
.334
.353
.394
.405
.430
.424
.378
.355
.365

Rice (pound).

Aver­
age
price.

111
107
100
104
H04
104
107
111
114
121
114
114
111

Potatoes
(pound).

$0. 300 $0.580
.726
.286
.274
.668
.449
.290
.413
.293
.297
.429
.304
.445
.304
.505
.533
.313
.582
.300
.634
.312
.313
.761
.819
.316
.318
.321
.329
.313
.315
.311
.323
.315
.333
.346
.360
.368

Sugar, granu­
lated (pound).

$0.564
.556
.568
.526
.475
.499
.492
.504
.514
.588
.640
.670
.510
.734
.569

152
150
154
142
128
135
133
136
139
159
173
181
198

.672
.744
.540
.659
.699
.661
.612
.610
.626
.642
.715
.767
.794

182
201
146
178
189
179
165
165
169
174
193
207
215

$0.528
.550

.632
.751
.503
.491
.491
.532
.530
.590
.615
.623
.707
.808
.940

.613

.574
.599
.624

Coffee (pound).

Tea (pound).

Rela­
tiv e
price.

Aver­
age
price.

Rela­
tiv e
price.

Aver­
age
price.

Rela­
tiv e
price.

Aver­
age
price.

Rela­
tiv e
price.

Aver­
age
price.

Rela­
tiv e
price.

$0.084
.084 'r
.084
.084
.084
.084
.084
.084
.084
.084
.084
.084
.084

100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100

$0.015
.013
.013
.012
.012
.013
.015
.019
.019
.019
.016
.017
.016

100
87
87
80
80
87
100
127
127
127
107
113
107

$0. 052
.052
.051
.050
.050
.049
.050
.053
.054
.057
.054
.052
.051

100
100
98
96
96
94
96
102
104
110
104
100
98

$0.293
.293
.293
.293
.293
.293
.293
.293
.293
.293
.293
.293
.293

100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100

$0.433
.433
.433
.433
.433
.433
.433
.433
.433
.433
.433
.433
.433

100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100

.084
.084
.084
.084
.084
.084
.084
.084
.084
.084
.084
.084
.084

100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100

.017
.016
.016
.016
.016
.016
.022
.029
.017
.017
.013
.011
.011

113
107
107
107
107
107
147
193
113
113
87
73
73

.059
.050
.050
.050
.050
.050
.050
.050
.081
.081
.073
.061
.060

113
96
96
96
96
96
96
96
156
156
140
117
115

.300
.300
.300
.300
.300
.300
.300
.300
.300
.300
.300
.300
.300

102
102
102
102
102
102
102
102
102
102
102
102
102

.433
.433
.433
.433
.433
.433
.433
.433
.433
.433
.433
.433
.433

100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100




180

RETAIL PRICES, 1913 TO DECEMBER, 1919.
T

able

C.— A V E R A G E AND R E L A T IV E R E T A IL PRICES OF
B Y MONTHS AN D

DETROIT, MICH.—Continued.
[Average prices fo r 1913=100.]

Bread (pound).
Cheese
(pound).

Milk, fresh
(quart).

l rear and month.

Scaling
weight.

Baked
weight.

Flour, wlieat
(pound).

Corn Aieal
(pound).

Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Rela­
age
age
age
tive
age
tive
tive
tive
age
age
tive
price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price.
2915: Av. for y e a r...

January................
February..
March.........
April..........
May............
J un e...........
July............
August.......
Septem ber.
October___
November.
Decem ber..

1916: Av. for year.

$0.217

.218
.218
.218
.218
.213
.218
.213
.208
.213
.213
.223
.230
.245

January............
February.........
March................
April.................
May...................
Jun e..................
July...................
A ugust..............
Septem ber.......
October............
November........
December.........

.233
.238
.240
.243
.228
.223
.220
.223
.246
.266
.282
.300

1917: Av. for year.
Ja nuary............
February.........
March................
April.................
May...................
Jun e..................
July...................
August..............
Septem ber.......
October............
November........
December.........

.317

.305
.305
.300
„ .305
.310
.313
.308
.308
.329
.344
.342
.339

1918: Av. for year..
January............
February..........
March.................
April................. .
May....................
Jun e...................
July....................
A ugust...............
Septem ber....... .
October............ .
N ovem ber........
December......... .

.338
.343
.350
.322
.318
.320
.326
.338
.356
.397
.410
.428

1919: Av. for year..
January............
February..........
March................
April................. .
May....................
June.................. .
July....................
A ugust...............
Septem ber.........
October..............
November........ .
December..........




.354

.418

.444
.389
.390
.403
.406
.417
.423
.436
.421
.420
.431
.434

102

103
103
103
103
100
103
100
98
100
100
105
108

116

110
112
113
115
108
105
104
105
116
125
133
142

150

144
144
142
144
146
148
145
145
155
162
161
160

167

159
162
165
152
150
151
154
159
168
187
193
202

$0.084

.090
.087
.087
.079
.079
.079
.079
.079
.079
.090
.090
.090

.089

100

107
104
104
94
94
94
94
94
94
107
107
107
106

.090
.090
.090
.079
.080
.079
.079
.090
.090
.100
.100
.100

107
*107
107
94
95
94
94
107
107
119
119
119

.116

138

.110
.110
.110
.110
.110
.110
.110
.120
.120
.120
.120
.140

.138

.140
.140
.140
.130
.120
.120
.130
.140
.148
.150
.150
.150

131
131
131
131
131
131
131
143
143
143
143
167

164

167
167
167
155
143
143
155
167
176
179
179
179

197

.154

183

209
183
184
190
192
197
200
206
199
198
203
205

.150
.150
.150
.150
.150
.150
.150
.160
.160
.160
.160
.160

179
179
179
179
179
179
179
190
190
190
190
190

$0,054

$0.061

.051
.056
.056
.056
.056
.057
.055
.055
.055
.050
.050
.050

.057
.063
.063
.063
.063
.064
.062
.062
.062
.056
.056
.056

.059

.066

.051
.051
.052
.055
.055
.055
.055
.059
.062
.065
.073
.070

.057
.057
.059
.062
.062
.062
.062
.066
.070
.073
.082
.079

.079

.089

.070
.073
.073
.075
.088
.081
.081
.080
.080
.084
.082
.075

.079
.082
.082
.084
.099
.091
.091
.090
.090
.095
.092
.084
.094

.087
.085
.095
.094
.097
.096
.095
.095
.095
.095
.095
.095

.102

.095
.095
.095
.103
.104
.104
.104
.104
.102
.102
.101
.109

109

$0.039

102
113
113
113
113
114
111
111
111
100
100
100

.039
.043
.042
.042
.044
.041
.039
.039
.037
.034
.035
.036

126

126
139
135
135
142
132
126
126
119
110
113
116

118

.042

102
102
105
111
111
111
111
118
125
130
146
141

.039
.040
.038
.038
.036
.035
.034
.040
.047
.049
.057
.052

126
129
123
123
116
113
110
129
152
158
184
168

159

.068

219

141
146
146
150
177
163
163
161
161
170
164
150

168

.054
.055
.056
.064
.088
.081
.073
.076
.071
.068
.066
.064

,067

155
152
170
168
173
171
170
170
170
170
170
170

.062
.065
.068
.069
.068
.071
.072
.069
.069
.066
.065
.065

182

.071

170
170
170
184
186
186
186
186
182
182
180
195

.064
.065
.065
.069
.074
.074
.074
.073
.071
.072
.074
.078

135

174
177
181
206
284
261
235
245
229
219
213
206

216

200
210
219
223
219
229
232
223
223
213
210
210

229

206
210
210
223
239
239
239
235
229
232
239
252

$0.032

.032
.030
.030
.032
.032
.032
.032
.032
.032
.032
.032
.031

.032

114

114
107
107
114
114
114
114
114
114
114
114
111
114

.031
.031
.031
.031
.031
.031
.031
.031
.030
.033
.034
.308

111
111
111
111
111
111
111
111
107
118
121
136

.062

221

.040
.044
.045
.051
.055
.060
.063
.067
.072
.075
.083
.084

143
157
161
182
196
214
225
239
257
268
296
300

.072

257

.077
.077
.074
.073
.072
.072
.073
.072
.070
.069
.066
.065

.066

.065
.063
.062
.060
.064
.064
.065
.068
.071
.069
.072
.067

275
275
264

261

257
257
261
257
250
246
236
232
236

232
225
221
214
229
229
232
243
254
246
257
239

181

GENERAL TABLES.

SPECIFIED FOOD AR TICLES,
Y E A R S— Continued.

BY

CITIES,

1913 TO

1919,

D ETROIT, M ICH .— Continued.
\Average prices for 1913=100.]

Rice
(pound).

Potatoes
(pound).

Sugar,
granulated
(pound).

Coffee
(pound).

Tea
(pound).

Onions,
pound.
Aver­
age
Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Rela­ price.
age
tive
age
age
age
tive
tive
tive
age
tive
price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price.
$0,091
.090
.091
.091
.091
.091
.091
.091
.091
.091
.091
.091
.091

Beans, Prunes, Raisins,
N avy,
seeded
pound. pound. (pound).
Aver­
Aver­ Aver­
age
age
age
price.
price.
price.

108 $0:013
.011
107
.011
108
.011
108
.012
108
.011
108
.012
108
.012
108
.012
108
.014
108
.016
108
.016
108
108
.019

87 $0.064
73
.059
73
.062
73
.062
80
.062
73
.067
80
.067
80
.068
80
.066
93
.063
.060
107
.065
107
127
.067

123 $0.300
.300
113
119
.300
119
.300
119
.300
129
.300
129
.300
131
.300
127
.300
121
.300
115
.300
125
.300
.300
129

102 $0.414
.413
102
102
.413
102
.413
102
.413
.413
102
.413
102
102
.413
.413
102
.413
102
102
.417
.417
102
102
.413

96
95
95
95
95
95
95
95
95
95
96
96
95

$0.033
.030
.029
.027
.030
.045
.038
.039
.032
.028
.032
.032
.036

$0,072
.061
.069
.069
.070
.070
.070
.070
.070
.071
.075
.079
.085

$0,130
.132
.132
.132
.132
.132
.132
.132
.132
.132
.121
.122
.129

$0,110
.110
.110
.110
.110
.110
.110
.110
.110
.110
.110
.108
.110

.090
.091
.091
.091
.091
.091
.091
.091
.091
.089
.089
.085
.085

107
108
108
108
108
108
108
108
108
106
106
101
101

.027
.023
.024
.024
.022
.022
.032
.021
.025
.032
.030
.035
.034

180
153
160
160
147
147
213
140
167
213
200
233
227

.077
.065
.065
.072
.077
.082
.083
.083
.082
.072
.081
.086
.081

148
125
125
138
148
158
160
160
158
138
156
165
156

.288
.300
.300
.300
.300
.283
.283
.280
.280
.280
.284
.280
.280

98
102
102
102
102
97
97
96
96
96
97
96
96

.419
.417
438
438
.438
.392
.392
.392
.392
.438
.430
.430
.430

97
96
101
101
101
91
91
91
91
101
99
99
99

.047
.035
.040
.039
.047
.050
.055
.052
.052
.041
.046
.048
.054

.114
.087
.089
.089
.089
.087
.092
.146
.152
.124
.128
.144
.144

.123
.125
.125
.130
.125
.121
.124
.117
.117
.122
.126
.128
.120

.112
.110
.110
.110
.113
.108
.108
.108
.108
.108
.110
.124
.124

.103
.086
.086
.086
.086
.096
.109
.11*1
.107
.113
.116
.118
.117

123
102
102
102
102
114
130
132
127
135
138
140
139

.044
.041
.054
.051
.054
.059
.075
.044
.035
.028
.029
.027
.027

293
273
360
340
360
393
500
293
233
187
193
180
180

.091
.074
.079
.090
.093
.102
.089
.088
.100
.099
.104
.088
.086

175
142
152
173
179
196
171
169
192
190
200
169
165

.289
.275
.275
.275
.275
.278
.290
.294
.294
.310
.307
.299
.293

99
94
94
94
94
95
99
100
100
106
105
102
100

.501
.450
.450
.475
.450
.450
.500
.500
.508
.559
.545
.576
.549

116
104
104
110
104
104
115
115
117
129
126
133
127

.075
.065
.121
.119
.131
.086
.070
.051
.048
.048
.049
.055
.053

.181
.144
.150
.155
.170
.205
.200
.196
.190
.190
.194
.191
.185

.150
.129
.129
.129
.134
.133
.156
.164
.164
.170
.170
.164
.160

.135
.128
.128
.128
.133
.128
.139
.139
.138
.140
.140
.136
.139

.130
.118
.121
.122
.124
.126
.127
.131
.133
.136
.146
.141
.140

155
140
144
145
148
150
151
156
158
162
174
168
167

.028
.029
.029
.021
.017
.016
.027
.043
.038
.037
.028
.026
.025

187
193
193
140
113
107
180
287
253
247
187
173
167

.094
.087
.089
.088
.088
.089
.089
.093
.095
.095
.097
.106
.108

181
167
171
169
169
171
171
179
183
183
187
204
208

.303
.298
.304
.301
.304
.304
.301
.302
.304
.301
.303
.303
.315

103
102
104
103
104
104
103
103
104
-103
103
103
108

.581
.544
.573
.547
.582

.565
.559
.577
.587
.601
.613
.636

134
126
132
126
134
135
130
129
133
136
139
142
147

.047
.053
.055
.044
.038
.047
.048
.053
.054
.051
.043
.037
.039

.161
.179
.182
.179
.179
.168
.161
.154
.151
.150
.148
.146
.140

.178
.168
.171
.170
.175
.169
.174
.176
.182
.180
.193
.191
.185

.149
.138
.141
.141
.145
.145
.153
.149
.152
.150
.154
.158
.156

.152
.137
.133
.132
.132
.133
.135
.145
.156
.172
.181
.185
.184

181
163
158
157
157
158
161
173
186
205
215
220
219

.035
.026
.024
.023
.025
.028
.035
.051
.055
.043
.033
.035
.040

233
173
160
153
167
187
233
340
367
287
220
233
267

.113
.108
.105
.105
.104
.104
.105
.109
.113
.111
.111
.130
.146

217
208
202
202
200
200
202
210
217
213
213
250
281

.431
.350
.367
.372
.378
.402
.413
.451
.477
494
.492
.490
.489

147
119
125
127
129
137
141
154
163
169
168
167
167

.636
.636
.641
.647
.612
.619
.636
.632
.633
.635
.636
.643
.666

147
147
148
149
141
143
117
146
146
147
147
149
154

.075
.040
.042
.059
.062
.117
.117
.103
.083
.065
.062
.066
.082

.117
.135
.122
.113
.113
.111
.115
.115
.116
.122
.118
.113
.114

.260
203
.198
.203
.218
.238
.265
.272
.293
.294
.310
.319
.304

.184
.159
.161
.160
.163
.163
.165
.171
.1.79
.198
.211
. 235
.238




.596

182

RETAIL PRICES, 1913 TO DECEMBER, 1919.
T able

C.— A V E R A G E AND R E L A T IV E R E T A IL PRIC ES OF
B Y MONTHS AND
DETROIT, M ICH .— Concluded.

Year and month.

Milk,
evap­
orated.
15-16ounce can.
Average
price.

Oleo­
marga­
rine,
pound.
Average
price.

N ut
marga­
rine,
pound.
Average
price.

Crisco,
pound.
Average
price.

Rolled
oats,
pound.
Average
price.

Corn
flakes,
8-ounce
package.
Average
price.

Cream of
W heat,
28-ounce
package.
Average
price.

$0,411
.398
.396
.387
.386
.398
.414
.422
.434
.423
.414
.418
.437

$0.346
.353
.348
.346
.345
.342
.340
.344
.345
.347
.349
.344
.347

$0,355
.332
.329
.327
.328
.330
.343
.386
.404
.384
.366
.369
.367

m 079
.080
.080
.077
.076
.076
.075
.078
.080
.083
.086
.083
.079

$0.140
.138
.140
.139
.143
.143
.140
.138
.138
.138
.141
.142
.138

$0.251
.251
.250
.249
.247
.249
.248
.248
.249
.249
.250
.250
.272

1919—Concluded.
Average for year...........

January.................
February..................
March........................
April..........................
May............................
June...........................
July...........................
A ugust.......................
Septem ber................
October.....................
Novem ber................
December..................

$0.157
.164
.161
.152
.147
.148
.150
.156
.157
.159
.161
.165
.165

T a b l e D .— A V ERA G E AND R E L A T IV E

FA M ILY E X P E N IT U R E S FO R 2 2
AND

D ETRO IT, M ICH .
[Average expenditure for year 1913=100.]
1913

1914

1915

Montn.
Average.
Average for ye a r..........

January....................
February..................
March.......................
A pril.........................
M ay..........................
June..........................
Ju ly..........................
A ugust.....................
September................
October....................
November................
December................




$335.02
2 328.29
2 327.59
2 327.11
2 322. 76
2 321.42
2 324.20
2 335.16
2 341.47
2 346.48
2 347.44
2 349.19
2 351.28

Relative.
100
98
98
98
96
96
97
100
102
103
104
104
105

Average.
$345.26
2 351.71
2 343.05
2 335.27
2 326.39
2 328.04
2 336.62
2 351.70
2 355.56
2 359.14
2 351.30
2 347.34
2 345.40

1 See footnote on p. 10.

Relative.
103
105
102
100
97
98
100
105
106
107
105
104
103

Average.
$337.87
2 346.93
2 331.97
2 323.18
2 329.50
2 332.11
s 332.16
2 331.00
2 333.16
2 337.32
2 347. 46
2 350. 86
2 358.79

Relative.
101
104
99
96
• 98
99
99
99
99
101
104
105
107

183

GENERAL, TABLES.
S P E C IF IE D F O O D
Y E A R S — C o n tin u e d .

A R T IC L E S ,

BY

C IT IE S ,

1913

TO

1919,

DETROIT, MICH.—Concluded.

Beans,
baked,
No. 2 can.
Average
price.

Cabbage,
pound.
Average
price.

Macaroni,
pound.
Average
price.

Peas,
canned,
No. 2 can.
Average
price.

Corn,
canned,
No. 2 can.
Average
price.

Tomatoes,
canned,
No. 2 can.
Average
price.

$0.529
.538
.491
.523
.541
.548
.530
.514
.538
.527
.525
.540
.538

FOOD A R T IC L E S 1 COM BINED, B Y CITIES, 1913 TO 1919, B Y
Y EARS.

MONTHS

$0,062
.045
.041
.051
.092
.105
.075
.083
.049
.045
.041
.041
.072

$0.165
.183
.177
.166
.163
.162
.163
.164
.162
.160
.160
.162
.162

$0.197
.197
.190
.188
.195
.196
.206
.205
.201
.204
.198
.193
.195

$0.170
.175
.168
.166
.167
.169
.171
.174
.174
.177
.166
.169
.166

Oranges,
dozen.
Average
price.

$0.318
.301
.280
.307
.306
.327
.325
.328
.318
.305
.317
.363
.340

$0,190
.192
.188
.189
.185
.188
.188
.192
.189
.189
.189
.196
.194

$0.185
.179
.177
.177
.188
.185
.186
.187
.192
.193
.180
.186
.186

Bananas,
dozen.
Average
price.

D ETRO IT, M ICH.
[Average expenditure for year 1913=100.]
1916
Average.

1917
Relative.

$382.86
2 360.80
. a 357.54
a 363.32
2 362.58
2 360.14
2 375.26
2 362.47
2 381.02
2 399. 58
2 413.94
2 427.28
2 429.86

114
108
107
108
108
108
112
108
114
119
124
128
128

Average.
$510.14
2 449. 22
2 473. 68
2 464.28
2 495. 30
2 509.65
2 548. 64
2 510.10
2 522.57
2 538. 91
2 536.46
2 525.96
2 538. 70

1918
Relative.
152
134
141
139
148
152
164
152
156
161
160
157
161

Average.
$580.73
560.04
2 565. 07
2 508. 41
2 500.33
2 539. 81
2 559. 59
2 591. 51
2 600.09
2 625.87
2 616.21
2 618. 45
2 630.21

2

1919
Relative.
173
167
169
159
156
161
167
177
179
187
184
185
188

Average.
$648.32
635.83
572.75
592.15
2 624.81
2 643.43
2 643.96
2 681.96
2 696.19
2 664.09
2 658. 93
2 672.90
2 688.93

2
2
2

Relative.
194
190
171
177
187
192
192
204
208
198
197
201
206

2 C o s t o f y e a r ’ s s u p p ly a t p r ic e s c h a r g e d i n sp e c ifie d m o n t h . T h e e x p e n d it u r e s fo r M a r c h a n d A p r i l ,
1 918, d o n o t in c l u d e a n y a m o u n t s p e n t for h e n s , a s b y o r d e r o f t h e U . S . F o o d A d m i n i str a tio n n o h e n s w e re
s o ld i n t h e s e m o n t h s .




184

RETAIL, PRICES, 1913 TO DECEMBER, 1919.
T able € . — A V E R A G E A N D R E L A T IV E R E T A IL PR ICE S OP
B Y M O N THS A N D

FALL RIVER, M ASS.
[Average prices for 1913=100.]

Sirloin stea k 6 Round steak
(pound).
(pound).

Rib roast
(pound).

Chuck roast
(pound).

Plate beef
(pound).

Pork chops
(pound).

Year and m onth.
Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ R el­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ R el­
age ative age a tive
age ative age ative age ative age a tive
price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price.
1913: Av. for yea r... $0.340

January..............
February............
March.................
A pril...................
M ay.....................
June....................
July .....................
A ugust................
September..........
October...............
November...........
Decem ber...........

1914: A v . for y ear...

January. . .
February..
March
A pril.........
M ay...........
June..........
July..........
A ugust___
September.
October. . .
November.
December.

1915: Av. for yea r...

.300
.310
.320
.345
.345
.345
.355
.360
.356
.353
.343
.343

.351

.346
.346
.347
.347
.347
.347
.353
.363
.360
.353
.357
.350
.349

January..............
February............
March.................
A pril...................
M ay.....................
June....................
July.....................
A ugust................
September..........
October...............
November...........
D ecember...........

.348
.340
.340
.340
.344
.348
.352
.360
.360
.360
.355
.345

1916: Av. for yea r...

.364

100 $0,268

88
91
94
101
101
101
104
106
105
104
101
101

103

102
102
102
102
102
102
104
107
106
104
105
103

103

102
100
100
100
101
102
104
106
106
106
104
101

107

100 $0,232

.240
.240
.250
.270
.270
.275
.280
.284
.284
.280
.273
.273

90
90
93
101
101
103
104
106
106
104
102
102

.283

106

.274
.274
.280
.280
.280
.280
.287
.287
.287
.293
.293
.283

.274

.284
.272
.268
.268
.272
.276
.276
.280
.275
.275
.275
.270

.298

102
102
104
104
104
104
107
107
107
109
109
106

102

106
101
100
100
101
103
103
104
103
103
103
101

111

.226
.226
.220
.232
.238
.235
.240
.232
.232
.233
.233
.233

.236

.234
.234
.233
.233
.233
.233
.237
.247
.243
.237
.237
.233

.232

92
94
94
102
102
105
102
102
102
99
101
101

102

.188

104

101
99
101
101
101
101
103
111
111
105
105
105

.210
.217
.210
.218
.225
.215
.220
.242
.228
.233
.238
.197

.182

101

.204

104
99
96
98
99
102
102
102
102
102
99
99

.176
.164
.166
.188
.204
.204
.204
.212
.233
.263
.243
.188

83
77
78
89
96
* 96
96
100
110
124
115
89

.193

110

101
101
100
100
100
100
102
106
105
102
102
100

100

103
100
93
98
100
102
102
102
101
101
99
97

.236

102

.353
.353
.353
.353
.356
.380
.380
.371
.374
.370
.360
.367

104
104
104
104
105
112
112
109
110
109
106
108

.285
.285
.285
.285
.290
.318
.311
.310
.306
.305
.296
.297

106
106
106
106
108
119
116
116
114
114
110
111

.230
.230
.230
.235
.230
.245
.251
.245
.240
.236
.223
.233

1917: Av. for y e a r ...

.410

121

.345

129

.269

100

100

.167
.170
.170
.185
.185
.190
.185
.184
.184
.180
.183
.183

97
97
95
100
103
101
103
100
100
100
100
100

.240
.232
.216
.228
.232
.236
.236
.236
.235
.235
.230
.225

January..............
February............
March.................
A pril...................
May.....................
June....................
July.....................
A ugust................
September..........
October...............
November...........
December...........

$0,212

100 $0.181

.183
.180
.183
.183
.183
.183
.187
.200
.200
.190
.190
.190

.188
.180
.174
.178
.180
.184
.184
.184
.185
.185
.180
.180

.183
.177
.195
.215
.225
.220
.225
.220
.222
.232
.233
.202

86
83
92
101
106
104
106
104
105
109
110
95

.221

104

99
102
99
103
106
101
104
114
108
110
112
93
96

.180
.180
.180
.190
.185
.208
.206
.203
.203
.195
.190
.193

107

.234

99
99
99
101
99
106
108
106
103
102
96
100

99
99
99
105
102
115
114
112
112
108
105
107

.183
.198
.225
.240
.231
.241
.241
.249
.283
.259
.240
.218

86
93
106
113
109
114
114
117
133
122
113
103

116

.230

127

.316

149

.234
109
.234
110
101
.366
108
.297
111
.197
.260
123
.367
108
.303
113
.233
100
.200
111
.285
134
.310
109
116
.253
.210
116
.383
113
121
129
.306
144
128
.269
.410
.343
116
.233
.305
144
129
.276
119
.2df>
130
.418
123
.347
.351
.421
124
.274
130
144
131
118
,2&
.306
.422
124
.360
134
.290
125
.241
133
.314
148
.362
135
.262
155
.241
.422
124
113
133
.329
185
.392
.370
138
.294
127
.247
136
.432
127
.251
139
182
.427
126
.367
137
.293
126
.386
124
.362
135
.272
117
126
.340
160
.420
.228
122
126
.367
137
.283
.339
160
.428
.238
131
6 The steak for w hich prices are here quoted is known as “ porterhouse ” in m ost of the cities included
In this report, but in this city it is called “ rump ” steak.
January...............
February............
March..................
A pril....................
May.....................
June....................
Ju ly.....................
A ugust................
Septem ber..........
October...............
November...........
December...........




185

GENERAL TABLES.
SP E C IFIE D FOOD A R T IC L E S, B Y CITIE S, 1913 TO 1919,
Y E A R S — Continued.

FALL RIVER, MASS.
[Average prices for 1913=100.]
Bacon,
sliced
(pound).

Ham,
sliced
(pound).

(dozen).
Lard
(pound).

Lamb
(pound).

Hens
(pound).

mon,
cann’d
pound.

Strictly
fresh.

Stor-

Butter
(pound).

Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Aver­ R el­ Aver­ Aver­ Rel­
age ative age ative age ative age ative age ative age
age ative age
age ative
price. price price. price price. price price. price price. price price. price. price price. pnce. price
$0,255
.248
.248
.250
.258
.258
.258
.262
.257
.257
.257
.257
.254

100 $0.310
.287
97
97
.287
.297
98
101
.303
101
.313
.327
101
.327
103
101
.325
.330
101
.312
101
101
.304
.304
100

100 $0.151
.150
93
.148
93
.150
96
98
.150
101
.150
105
.150
.152
105
105
.153
106
.153
101
.153
98
.153
98
.153

100 $0.198
99
.185
98
.190
99
.193
.210
99
99
.205
99
.210
101
.210
101
.210
.192
101
101
.183
101
.193
101
.190

100 $0.247
.237
93
96
.248
97
.245
106
.250
104
.258
106
.245
106
.250
106
.250
97
.245
92
.246
97
.246
96
.246

100
96
100
99
101
104
99
101
101
99
100
100
100

$0.416
.428
.377
.329
.277
.303
.336
.380
.418
.469
.527
.588
.558

100
$0.369
.381
103 $0.272
91
.384
.250
79
.399
67
.413
.364
73
81
.354
91
.351
100
.346
113
.353
127
.359
141
.360
.346
134
.364
.360

100
103
104
108
112
99
96
95
94
96
97
98
95
102
98
96
89
87
87
88
96
97
98

.266
.253
.255
.257
.260
.260
.260
.263
.274
.277
.276
.277
.280

104
99
100
101
102
102
102
103
107
109
108
109
110

.303
.293
.290
.296
.288
.288
.300
.304
.328
.320
.312
.310
.310

98
95
94
95
93
93
97
98
106
103
101
100
100

.15 1
.151
.151
.151
.151
.151
.151
.150
.150
.150
.150
.153
.151

100
100
100
100
100
100
100
99
99
99
99
101
100

.198
.186
.186
.190
.197
.196
.212
.220
.213
.203
.190
.200
.186

100
94
94
96
100
99
107
111
108
103
96
101
94

.252
.245
.253
.255
.255
.255
.254
.240
.258
.246
.254
.258
.253

102
99
102
103
103
103
103
97
104
100
103
104
102

.427
.469
.458
.360
.296
.316
.333
.360
.398
.453
.486
.594
.605

103
113
110
87
71
76
80
87
96
109
117
143
145

.254
.273
.253
.253
.250
.250
.247
.250
.253
.256
.256
.256
.256

100
107
99
99
98
98
97
98
99
100
100
100
100

.286
.305
.280
.275
.265
.270
.285
.290
.290
.285
.295
.295
.295

92
98
90
89
85
87
92
94
94
92
95
95
95

.138
.150
.148
.147
.143
.143
.142
.137
.130
.122
.130
.134
.132

91
99
88
97
95
95
94
91
86
81
86
89
87

.202
.175
.175
.185
.208
.230
.223
.210
.210
.200
.205
.205
.200

102
88
88
93
105
116
113
106
106
101
104
104
101

.247
.248
.246
.240
.244
.244
.248
.248
.250
.248
.248
.248
.248

100
100
100
97
99
99
100
100
101
100
100
100
100

.417
.490
.407
.270
.283
.302
.317
.357
.403
.456
.532
.610
.580

100
118

.268
.256
.256
.256
.264
.259
.273
.275
.273
.275
.278
.269
.280

105
100
100
100
104
102
107
108
107
108
109
105
110

.326
.305
.320
.320
.330
.315
.321
.331
.330
.337
.333
.323
.347

105
98
103
103
106
102
104
107
106
109
107
104
112

.168
.138
.140
.142
.152
.163
.164
.164
.164
.183
.185
.206
.211

111
91
93
94
101
108
109
109
109
121
123
136
140

.234
.195
.200
.210
.223
.251
.257
.251
.253
.250
.241
.233
.238

118
98
101
106
113
127
130
127
128
126
122
118
120

.273
.248
.248
.248
.255
.260
.274
.289
.289
.286
.289
.287
.293

111
100
100
100
103
105
111
117
117
116
117
116
119

.475
.492
.432
.388
.316
.328
.365
.391
.453
.556
.594
.676
.710

.385
.279
.287
.323
.359
.396
.408
.412
.412
.420
.434
.441
.452

151
109
113
127
141
155
160
162
162
165
170
173
177

.402
.343
.343
.373
.399
.406
.418
.417
.404
.415
.436
.434
.436

130
111
111
120
129
131
135
135
130
134
141
140
141

.267
.210
.214
.236
.259
.271
.271
.261
.266
.289
.294
.319
.318

177
139
142
156
172
179
179
173
176
191
195
211
211

.306
.254
.268
.265
.283
.312
.321
‘.332
.303
.336
.342
.330
.321

155
128
135
134
143
158
162
168
153
170
173
167
162

.316
.294
.297
.300
.311
.322
.321
.319
.308
.323
.327
.324
.346

128
119
120
121
126
130
130
129
125
131
132
131
140

.586
.654
.569
.487
.437
.487
.496
.490
.542
.681
.692
.729
.765




206

.359
.356

.340
.349
.333
.300

.350
.354
.350
.308

.444
454
502

465

.349
.377
.362
.354
.327
.322
.320
.325
.353
.359
.361
.363
.364
.360
.360
.357
.343
.343
.343
.342
.332
.324
.324
.334
.338
.376
.340
.340
.374
.404
.373
.363
.359
.362
.376
.394
.409
.421
.468
.425

.470
.463
.449
.457
.494
.499
.501
.497

93
98
98
97
93
93
93
93
90
91
92

92
101
109
101
98
97
98
102
107
111
114
127
115
119
119
132
127
12S
122
124
134
135
136
135

186

RETAIL, PRICES, 1913 TO DECEMBER, 1919.
T able C.— A V E R A G E AN D R E L A T IV E R E T A IL PRICES OF
B Y MONTHS AN D
FALL RIVER, M A SS.— Continued.
[ A v e r a g e p r ic e s f o r 1 9 1 3 — 1 00 .]

Sirloin stea k 6 Round steak
(pound).
(pound).

Chuck roast
(pound).

Rib roast
(pound).

Plate beef
(pound).

Pork chops
(pound).

Year and month.
Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­
age ative age ative age ative age ative age ative age ative
price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price.
1918: Av. for year
January.........
February.......
March............ .
A pril..............
M ay................
June...............
Ju ly................
A ugust...........
Septem ber___
October..........
November___
December____

$0.537

1919: Av. for year.
January.........
February.......
March............
A pril.............. .
May................
June...............
J u ly ................
A ugust...........
Septem ber___
October...........
November___
D ecem ber____

.595

.425
.425
.435
.483
.559
.590
.592
.589
.594
.580
.583

.583
.595
.598
.589
.603
.585
.604
.602
.604
.598
.595
.586

158 $0.460

172 $0.350

125
125
128
142
164
174
174
173
175
171
171
173

.364
.364
.372
.387
.477
.514
.506
.510
.511
.505
.507
.503

136
136
139
144
178
192
189
190
191
188
189
188

175

.492

184

.357

171
175
176
173
177
172
178
177
178
176
175
172

.504
.500
.501
.488
.506
.483
.501
.504
.500
.480
.471
.464

188
187
187
182
189
180
187
188
187
179
176
173

151 $0.

$0. 396

164

.351
.356
.372
.362
.376
.361
.368
.361
.349
.339
.344
.340

119
120
120
141
158
165
169
166
167
166
163
157

129
130
134
157
171
186
185
180
182
176
170
165

154

.276
.278
.278
.328
.366
.382
.392
.384
.388
.386
.378
.365

159

.418

157
163
173
167
171
161
164
165
154
145
147
146

.388
.353
.364
.401
.416
.416
.463
.472
.474
.465
.439
.370

151
153
160
156
162
156
159
156
150
146
148
147

.313
.303
.309
.291
.296
.299
.278
.263
.266
.264

.340
.337
.337
.345
.358
.390
.412
.438
.464
.472
.437
.427

187

160
159
159
163
169
184
194
207
219
223
206
201

197

183
167
172
189
196
196
218
223
224
219
207
175

Bread (pound).
Cheese (pound).

Milk, fresh
(quart).

Year and month.
Aver­
age
price.

Rela­
tiv e
price.

Aver­
age
price.

1913: Av. for year........

$0.235

100

$0.090

January...................
February.................
March......................
A pril........................
M ay..........................
June.........................
J u ly ..........................
A ugust....................
Septem ber..............
October...................
Novem ber...............
December................

.236
.236
.240
.238
.238
.234
.234
.228
.232
.236
.236
.236

100
100
102
101
101
100
100
97
99
100
100
100

.090
.090
.090
.090
.090
.090
.090
.090
.090
.090
.090
.090

100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100

1914: Av. for year........

.246

105

.090

January...................
February.................
March......................
A pril........................
M ay.........................
June.........................
J u ly .........................
A ugust....................
Septem ber..............
October...................
Novem ber...............
December................

.240
.245
.245
.240
.240
.250
.255
.255
.250
.245
.245
.245

102
104
104
102
102
106
109
109
106
104
104
104

.090
.090
.090
.090
.090
.090
.090
.090
.090
.090
.090
.090

Scaling
weight.

Baked weight.

Rela­
tiv e
price.

Aver­
age
price.

Aver­
age
price.

100

$0.055

$0.062

100

.055

.062

100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100

.055
.055
.055
.055
.055
.055
.055
.055
.055
.055
.055
.056

.055
.055
.055
.055
.055
.055
.055
.055
.056
.055
.055
.055

.062
.062
.062
.062
.062
.062
.062
.062
.062
.062
.062
.063

.062
.062
.062
.062
.062
.062
.062
.062
.063
.062
.062
.062

Flour, wheat
(pound).

Rela­
tiv e
price.

Aver­
age
price.

100

$0.033

100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
102

100

100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
102
100
100
100

.033
.033
.032
.032
.033
.033
.034
.034
.034
.033
.033
.033
.035

.033
.033
.033
.034
.033
.034
.034
.038
.039
.038
.038
.038

1 N o h e n s s o ld in M a r c h a n d A p r il , 1 91 8 , b y ord er of th e U . S . F o o d A d m in is t r a t io n .




Rela­
tiv e
price.
100

100
100
97
97
100
100
103
103
103
100
100
100

106

100
100
100
103
100
103
103
115
118
115
115
115

187

GENERAL TABLES.

SPECIFIED FOOD AR TICLES, B Y CITIES, 1913 TO
Y E A R S — Continued.
FALL RIVER, M ASS.— Continued.

1919,

[Average prices for 1913=100.]
Bacon,
sliced
(pound).

Ham,
sliced
(pound).

Lard
(pound).

Lamb
(pound).

Sal­
mon,
cann’d
pound.

Hens
(pound).

Eggs (dozen).
Strictly
fresh.

Stor­
age.

Butter
(pound).

Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ R el­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver- Rel­ Aver­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Aver­ Rel­
age ative age ative age ative age ative . age ative age
age ative age
age ative
price. pnce pnce. pnce price. price price. price price. price price. price. price price. price. price
|0.487

.453
.445
.448
.456
.475
.472
.483
.496
.513
.535
.533
.533
.521

.551
.519
.516
.517
.518
.532
.538
.541
.548
.498
.489
.488

$0.035

213 $0.360

178
175
176
179
186
185
189
195
201
210
209
209

.440
.437
.436
.436
.455
.454
.477
.487
.497
.523
.524
.551

142
141
141
141
147
146
154
157
160
169
169
178

.316
.317
.320
.317
.318
.311
.314
.319
.324
.334
.337
.339

209
210
212
210
211
206
208
211
215
221
223
225

204

.547

176

.364

.319
.308
.332
.356
.394
.410
.424
.421
.368
.353
.356
.328

216
204
202
203
203
209
211
212
215
195
192
191

.549
.537
.539
.539
.541
.556
.568
.581
.575
.543
.526
.511

Corn meal
(pound).

Aver­
age
price.

154 $0.322

191 $0.476

177
173
174
174
175
179
183
187
185
175
170
165

182 $0.408

.310
.319
.324
.347
.360
.377
.379
.378
.399
.374
.380
.369

157
161
164
175
182
190
191
191
202
189
192
186

241

.364

184

211
204
220
236
261
272
281
279
244
234
236
217

.360
.362
.396
.405
.391
.366
.369
.375
.350
.339
.330
.321

182
183
200
205
197
185
186
189
177
171
167
162

R ice (pound).

.348
.363
0)
0)
.391
.402
.412
.421
.432
.429
.445
.441

.456

.443
.442
.441
.443
.458
.463
.469
.465
.462
.467
.463
.460

165 $0.289 $0.713

141
147

.301
.292
.315
.294
.286
.284
.274
.279
.278
.291
.288
.289

158*
163
167
170
175
174
180
179

.315

.804

.899
.739
.622
.605
.635
.682
.734
.794
.860
.916
1.063
1.098

216
178
150
145
153
164
176
191
207
220
256
264

Aver­
age
price.

Rela­
tiv e
price.

Aver­
age
price.

Rela­
tiv e
price.

Aver­
age
price.

100

$0.100

100

$0.019

100

100

$0,330

95
95
89
84
95
111
116
100
100
95
95
95

$0.054

.018
.018
.017
.016
.018
.021
.022
.019
.019
.018
.018
.018

.039

111

.100

100

.019

100

.039
.039
.038
.038
* .038
.038
.038
* .039
.039
.039
.039
.042

111
111
109
109
109
109
109

.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100

100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100

.019
.019
.020
.020
.020
.027
.026
.017
.017
.016
.016
.016

100
100
105
105
105
142
137
89
89
84
84
84

111

111
111
111
120




100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100

.553
.608

.055
.053
.052
.052
.053
.053
.054
.055
.057
.053
.053
.053

102
98
96
96
98
98
100
102
106
• 98
98
98

.059

109

.052
.051
.049
.050
.050
.051
.051
.072
.078
.073
.063
.062

« See footnote on p. 184.

96
94
91
93
93
94
94
133
144
135
117
115

.330
.330
.330
.330
.330
.330
.330
.330
.330
.330
.330
.330

.512
.529
.542
.498
.499
.504
.506
.518
.549
.584
.612
.673

147

139
143
147
135
135
137
137
140
149
158
166
182

.654

177

.626 - .707
.500
.555
.626
.713
.687
.621
.616
.624
.635
.609
.660
.631
.689
.641
.709

192
150
170
193
186
168
167
169
172
179
187
192

Coffee (pound).

Rela­
tiv e
price.

.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100

$0.544

0.518
.578

193

.310
.313
.305
.302
.299
.302
.302
.304
.323
.334
.336
.344

Aver­
age
price.

103
97
97
. 97
97
97
97
100
100
106
103
103

193
188
138
133
133
137
145
160
183
197
211
238

185

Rela­
tiv e
price.

.036
.034
.034
.034
.034
.034
.034
.035
.035
.037
.036
.036

171

179
179
179
179
185
187
190
188
187
189
187
186

Sugar, granu­
lated (pound).

Potatoes
(pound).

.803
.784
.576
.553
.554
.571
.602
.667
.762
.818
.879
.990

Rela­
tiv e
price.
100

100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100

.330

100

.330
.330
.330
.330
.330
.330
.330
.330
.330
.330
.330
.330

100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100

Tea (pound).

Aver­
age
price.
$0.442

Rela­
tiv e
price.
100

.442
.442
.442
.442
.442
.442
.442
.442
.442
.442
.442
.442

100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100

.453

102

.442
.442
.442
.442
.458
.458
.458
.458
.458
.458
.458
.458

100
100
100
100
104
104
104
104
104
104
104
104

188

RETAIL PRICES, 1913 TO DECEMBER, 1919.

T able C.—A V E R A G E AND R E L A T IV E R E T A IL PR IC E S OF
B Y MONTHS AND
FALL RIVER, M ASS.— Continued.
[Average prices for 1913=100.]
Bread (pound).
vjneese
(pound).

Scaling
weight.

(quart).

Year and month.

Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Rela­ Aver­
age
age
tive
tive
age
price. price. price. price. price.
1915: Av. for y e a r ... $0.234

100

January................
February.............
March...................
April.....................
May......................
June.....................
July......................
A ugust.................
Septem ber...........
October................
N ovem ber...........
December............

.234
.234
.234
.230
.230
.238
.238
.243
.233
.233
.233
.233

100
100
100
98
98
101
101
103
99
99
99
99

$0,090

100

.090
.090
.090
.090
.090
.090
.090
.090
.090
.090
.090
.090

100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
102

.248

106

.092

January................
February.............
March...................
April.....................
M ay......................
June.....................
July......................
A ugust.................
September...........
October................
N ovem ber...........
December............

.233
.238
.243
.243
.244
.241
.241
.241
.247
.254
.263
.290

99
101
103
103
104
103
103
103
105
108
112
123

.090
.090
.090
.090
.090
.090
.090
.090
.090
.090
.100
.100

1917: Av. for y e a r ...

.320

136

125
128
135
140
139
139
137
136
137
138
140
139

.115
.100
.100
.100
.100
.114
.113
.114
.128
.130
.130
.128
.128

128

156

1916: Av. for y e a r ...

January................
February.............
March...................
April.....................
M ay......................
June.....................
July......................
A ugust.................
Septem ber...........
October................
N ovem b er.. . . . . .
December............

.294
.300
.317
.330
.326
.327
.323
.320
.321
.324
.328
.327

1918: Av. for y e a r ...

.341

145

.140

.329
.331
.331
.333
.337
.332
.333
.330
.341
.355
.363
.378

140
141
141
142
143
141
142
140
145
151
154
161

.128
.128
.130
.130
.130
.130
.130
.150
.150
‘ .150
.160
.160

180

.155

January................
February. . . . ___
March...................
April.....................
May......................
June.....................
July......................
A ugust.................
Septem ber..........
October................
N ovem ber...........
December............

1919: Av. for year. . .

January................
February. . . . ___
March...................
April.....................
M ay......................
June.....................
July......................
A ugust.................
September...........
October................
November...........
December............




.423

.400
.409
.416
.424
.427
.432
.425
.427
.429
.429
.426
.429

170
174
177
180
182
184
181
182
183
183
181
183

.160
.160
.160
.153
.150
.150
.153
.153
.150
.150
.157
.160

100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
111
111

111
111
111
111
127
126
127
142
144
144
142
142

142
142
144
144
144
144
144
167
167
167
178
178

172
178
178
178
170
167
167
170
170
167
167
174
178

- I J wncau
T k LU,
(pound).

Baked
weight.

Corn meal
(pound ).

Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Rela­
age
tive
tive
age
age
tive
price. price. price. price. price. price.

$0.062

$0.070

120

.070
.070
.070
.070
.070
.070
.070
.071
.070
.070
.070
.070

113
113
113
113
113
113
113
115
113
113
113
113

.044
.049
.047
.048
.049
.047
.045
.045
.043
.039
.038
.039

$0.042

.062*
.062
.062
.062
.062
.062
.062
.063
.062
.062
.062
.062

133
148
142
145
148
142
136
136
130
118
115
118

.042
.042
.042
.042
.042
.042
.042
.042
.041
.041
.041
.041

120
120
120
120
120
120
120
120
117
117
117
117

.062

.070

113

.047

142

.043

123

.042
.044
.043
.042
.043
.042
.040
.047
.051
.053
.061
.058

127
133
130
127
130
127
121
142
155
161
185
176

.041
.041
.041
.041
.042
.042
.042
.042
.043
.045
.046
.049

117
117
117
117
120
120
120
120
123
129
131
140

.074

224

.068

194

.061
.061
.061
.061
.060
.061
.060
.057
.058
.063
.070
.072
.082

.074
.072
.075
.077
.083
.084
.084
.085
.085
.085
.086
.088

.069
.069
.069
.069
.068
.069
.068
.064
.065
.071
.079
.081

113

111
111
111
111
110
111
110
103
105
115
127
131

.092

148

.083
.081
.084
.087
.093
.095
.095
.096
.096
.096
.097
.099

134
131
135
• 140
150
153
153
155
155
155
156
160

.100

161

.099
.099
.099
.<099
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100

160
160
160
160
161
161
161
161
161
161
161
161

.105

169

.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
, 109
.109
.109
.109
.109
.109

161
161
161
161
161
161
176
176
176
176
176
176

$0.044

.059
.059
.061
.072
.091
.083
.077
.077
.078
.077
.077
.075

.072

133

179
179
185
218
276
252
233
233
236
233
233
227

.050
.053
.053
.057
.068
.071
.072
.074
.073
.074
.080
.087

218

.086

143
151
151
163
194
203
206
211
209
211
229
249
246

227
224
224
224
221
218
218
218
218
218
212
209

.091
.087
.093
.‘093
.091
.085
.083
.083
.084
.079
.080
.080

260
249
266
266
260
243
237
237
240
226
229
229

.076

230

.082

234

.067
.067
.070
.074
.079
.079
.079
.079
.078
.077
.077
.083

203
203
212
224
239
239
239
239
236
233
233
252

.071
.074
.078
.084
.084
.082
.084
.082
.087
.084
.088
.084

203
211
223
240
240 J
234
240
234
249
240
251
240

.075
.074
.074
.074
.073
.072
.072
.072
.072
.072
.070
.069

189

GENERAL TABLES.

SPECIFIED FOOD
Y E A R S — Continued.

AR TIC LE S,

BY

CITIES,

1913 TO

1919,

FALL RIVER, M ASS.— Continued.
[Average prices for 1913=100.]

Rice
(pound).

Potatoes
(pound).

Sugar,
granulated
(pound).

Coffee
(pound).

Tea
(pound).

Onions,
pound.
Aver­
age
Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Rela­ price.
age
age
age
tive
tive
tive
tive
tive
age
age
price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price.
$0.100

.100
.100
.096
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100

.098

100 $0.016

100
100
96
100
100
100
100
100
100
1,00
100
100
98

.100
.100
.100
.100
.096
.095
.097
.098
.097
.098
.097
.100

100
100
100
100
96
95
97
98
97
98
97
100

.110

no

.099
.098
.100
.099
.110
.116
.116
.116
.116
.117
.117
.119

99
98
100
99
110
116
116
116
116
117
117
119

.126

.121
.121
.121
.121
.120
.121
.121
.125
.132
.136
.137
.139

.149

.135
.1^4
.134
.134
.134
.140
.143
.151
.160
.172
.173
.178 j

126

121
121
121
121
120
121
121
125
132
136
137
139

149

135
134
134
134
134
144
143
151
160
172
173
178

.015
.014
.013
.014
.014
.015
.014
.013
.013
.020
.021
.021

84 $0.067

79
74
68
74
74
79
74
68
68
105
111
111

.030

158

.029
.029
.028
.028
.026
.033
.028
.026
.030
.030
.037
.037

153
153
147
147
137
174
147
137
158
158
195
195

.046

.040
.052
.054
.063
.065
.077
.043
.030
.027
.031
.034
.033

.034

.036
.038
.030
.026
.024
.034
.044
.035
.035
.036
.034
.034

.037

.033
.032
.030
.030
.038
.039
.048
.046
.041
.036
.035
.038




242

211
274
284
332
342
405
226
158
142
163
179
174

179

189
200
158
137
126
179
232
184
184
189
179
179

195

174
168
158
158
200
205
253
242
216
189
184
200

.059
.065
.065
.067
.070
.070
.070
.068
.065
.060
.068
.071
.082

.069
.073
.078
.083
.088
.087
.088
.087
.080
.084
.084
.085

.094

.079
.080
.086
.093
.100
.095
.091
.097
.099
.100
.105
.103

.101

.103
.100
.099
.087
.098
.098
.098
.098
.099
.109
.110
.109
.109

.108
.108
.106
.106
.107
.105
.106
.109
.109
.110
.113
.115

124 $0.338

109
120
120
124
130
130
130
126
120
111
126
131

.342
.342
.*338
.338
.338
.338
.338
.338
.335
.335
.335
.335

152

.327

128
135
144
154
163
161
163
161
148
156
156
157

.335
.335
.335
.335
.321
.321
324
.321
.324
.321
.318
.328

174

.327

146
148
159
172
185
176
169
180
183
185
194
191

.324
.318
.328
.324
.325
.334
.334
.331
.333
.323
.328
.326

187

.326

202

.436

191
185
183
161
181
181
181
181
183
202
204
202

200
200
196
196
198
194
196
202
202
204
209
213

.321
.324
.334
.320
.322
.319
.322
.316
.332
.336
.333
.335

.350
.372
.381
.382
.412
.432
.456
.474
.481
.492
.503
.501

102 $0.450

102

$0.040

$0.082

102

.060

.112

102
102
102
102
102
102
102
104
102
104
100
106

.053
.055
.055
.055
.060
.066
.066
.063
.063
.058
.059
.070

104
104
102
102
102
102
102
102
102
102
102
102

.450
.450
.450
.450
.450
.450
.450
.450
.450
.450
.450
.450

102
102
102
102
102
102
102
102
102
102
102
102

99

.453

102
102
102
102
97
97
98
97
98
97
96
99
99

.450
.450
.450
.450
.451
.451
.451
.458
.451
.458
.443
.468

.482

98
96
99
98
98
101
101
100
101
98
99
99

.459
.452
.492
.479
.472
.485
.502
.477
.473
.487
.506
.505

99

.559

97
98
101
97
98
97
98
96
101
102
101
102

132

106
113
115
116
125
131
138
144
146
149
152
152

.507
.535
.506
.517
.547
.557
.569
.575
.583
.595
.604
.615
.586

.613
.621
.620
.592
.576
.553
.558
.566
0 563
.590
.595
.590

Beans, Prunes, Raisins,
navy.
seeded,
pound. pound. pound.
Aver­ Aver­
Aver­
age
age
age
price.
price.
price.

109

104
102
111
108
107
110
114
108
107
110
114
114

126

.035
.035
.035
.037
.047
.044
.036
.035
.040
.043
.044
.044

.076

.075
.077
.081
.081
.081
.081
.080
.081
.081
.081
.089
.092

.092
.092
.097
.097
.095
.095
.120
.127
.126
.126
.132
.145

.170

.078
.128
.123
• .126
.086
.059
.057
.047
.048
.053
.053
.052

.147
.147
.155
.161
.179
.179
.182
.179
.174
.173
.181
.181

.051

.178

$0,130

.130
.130
.130
.130
.130
.130
.128
.128
.130
.140
.130
.128

.133

.130
.130
.130
.130
.130
.137
.133
.137
.133
.133
.135
.140
.156

.140
.140
.142
.144
.161
.161
.160
.163
.160
.165
.166
.166

.172

115
121
114
117
124
126
129
130
132
135
137
139

.053
.051
.044
.035
.056
.055
.066
.065
.060
.052
.042
.038

.181
.183
.186
.182
.179
.179
.177
.175
.177
.175
.178
.165

.165
.173
.168
.167
.167
.163
.171
.175
.175
.178
.179
.185

133

.084

.126

.231

139
141
140
134
130
12^
126
128
127
133
135
133

.043
.046
.062
.073
.123
.141
.121
.094
.076
.071
.071
.089

.154
.139
.131
.122
.123
.118
.118
.119
.120
.120
.121
.121

.193
.184
.201
.209
.219
.246
.245
.252
.249
.251
.258
.261

$0.124

.125
.125
.125
.123
.123
.123
.120
.123
.123
.123
.128
.130

.133

.130
.130
.130
.130
.129
.129
.131
.138
.140
.135
.133
.146

.148

.146
.142
.147
.146
.151
.147
.153
.149
.148
.145
.148
.154
.158

.152
.153
.159
.157
.155
.154
.158
.158
.160
.162
.162
.163

.191

.164
.158
.162
.163
.166
.172
.178
.198
. 219
.223
.232
.252

190

RETAIL PRICES, 1913 TO DECEMBER, 1919.
Table

A V E R A G E AND R E L A T IV E R E T A IL PR IC E S OF
B Y M ONTHS AND
FALL RIVER, M ASS.— Concluded.

Year and m onth.

Milk,
Oleo­
evap­
marga­
orated.
rine,
15-16pound.
ounce can. Average
Average
price.
price.

N ut
marga­
rine,
pound.
Average
price.

Crisco,
pound.
Average
price.

Rolled
oats,
pound.
Average
,price.

Corn
flakes,
8-ounce
package.
Average
price.

Cream of
W heat,
28-ounce
packagc.
Average
price.

$0.365

$0.359

$0.096

$0.144

$0.253

1919— Concluded.
Average for year............

January.....................
February..................
March........................
April..........................
M ay...........................
Jun e..........................
J u ly ...... ....................
A ugust......................
Septem ber................
October.....................
Novem ber................
December..................

T a b l e D .—

$0.159

$0.398

.156
.156
.158
.153
.157
.157
.160
.161
.161
.162
.166
.166

.369
.356
.366
.367
.369
.368
.365
.365
.365
.363
.365
.362

.377
.388
.387
.397
.395
.401
.396
.403
.404
.401
.414
.408

.324
.318
.330
.327
.339
.361
.383
.417
.396
.373
.369
.366

.097
.095
.091
.097
.096
.095
.095
.096
.097
.098
.098
.098

.146
.147
.144
.142
.142
.142
.142
.145
.143
.145
.142
.145

.247
.253
.252
.255
.252
.251
.250
.248
.251
.251
.255
.276

A V E R A G E AND R E L A T IV E FA M IL Y E X P E N D IT U R E S FO R 22
AND
FALL RIVER, M ASS.
[Average expenditure for th e year 1913=100.]
1913

1914

1915

Month.
Average.
Average foryear...........

January....................
February..................
March.......................
A p ril.........................
M ay..........................
J u n e..........................
J u ly ..........................
A ugust.....................
September................
October.....................
November................
December................




$375. 51

2 364.
2 360.

75
84
2 360. 65
2 366. 38
2 367. 71
2 371. 69
2 379.15
2 378.95
2 384. 56
2 387. 72
2 391.35
2 386. 22

Relative.
100

97
96
96
98
98
99
101
101
102
103
104
103

Average.
$382.16

2 381.50
2 379. 52
2 370. 80
2 363. 26
2 364. 91
2 372. 26
2 376.12
2 391.16
2 395.51
2 394.99
2 402. 99
2 397. 98

1 See footnote on p. 10.

Relative.
102

102
101
99
97
97
99
100
104
105
105
107
106

Average.
$380. 59

2 387.99

2 376. 96
2 360.11
2 364. 42
2 370. 45
2 374. 05
2 376. 08
2 379. 47
2 381.53
2 394.93
2 402. 43
2 394. 00

Relative.
101

103
100
96
97
99
100
100
101
102
105
107
105

191

GENERAL TABLES.

SPECIFIED FOOD A R TIC LE S,
Y E A R S— Continued.

BY

CITIES,

1913 TO

1919,

FALL RIVER, M ASS.— Concluded.

Macaroni,
pound.
Average
price.

Cabbage,
pound.
Average
price.

Beans,
baked,
N o. 2 can.
Average
price.

$0,225
.220
.216
.220
.228
.226
.224
.224
.224
.224
.226
.229
.235

$0.065
.040
.041
.068
.131
.119
.083
.059
.044
.044
.044
.044
.062

Com,
canned,
N o. 2 can.
Average
price.

Peas,
canned,
N o. 2 can.
Average
price.

Tomatoes,
canned,
No. 2 can.
Average
price.

$0,203
. 208
.203
.216
.201
.199
.201
.198
.204
.204
.200
.205
.199

$0.203
.197
.196
.200
.196
.197
.201
.205
.213
.209
.209
.208
.207

$0.165
.202
.189
.174
.156
.151
.149
.159
.155
.161
.161
.169
.159

$0.172
.190
.183
.182
.172
.173
.169
.165
.164
.165
.165
.164
.168

■

Bananas,
dozen.
Average
price.

Oranges,
dozen.
Average
price.

$0.385
.336
.288
' .358
.377
.402
.400
.414
.427
.416
.398
.403
. 406

$0.498
.493
.409
.530
.550
.535
.525
.492
.501
.481
.526
.492
.444

FOOD A R T IC L E S 1 COM BINED, B Y CITIES, 1913 TO 1919, B Y MONTHS
YEARS.
FALL RIVER, M ASS.
[Average expenditure for th e year 1913=100.]
1916
Average.

1918

1917
Relative.

$421.88
2 396. 54
2 395. 83
2 399.29
2 402. 60
2 398. 48
2 416. 73
2 414.98
2 419. 72
2 438. 45
2 444.23
2 463. 64
2 471.52

112
106
105
106
107
106
111
111
112
117
118
123
126

Average.
$534. 83
470. 74
2 479. 41
2 490. 92
2 524. 08
2 553.09
2 561. 07
2 530. 76
2 531.17
2 561. 71
2 567. 73
2 568. 55
2 575. 86

2

Relative.
142
125
128
131
140
147
149
141
141
150
151
151
153

Average.
$624. 66
2 582. 92
2 583. 98
2 540. 99
2 541. 31
2 592. 51
2 614. 23
2 630. 26
2 641. 06
2 660. 78
2 673. 78
2 680. 86
2 695. 79

1919
Relative.
166
155
156
151
151
158
164
168
171
176
179
181
185

Average.
$686. 40
2 681. 49
2 646. 05.
2 650. 89
2 661. 79
2 680.17
2 673. 31
2 701. 38
2 708. 27
2 704. 04
2 697. 84
2 713. 73
2 712. 94

R elative.
183
181
172
173
176
181
179
187
189
187
186
190
190

2 C o s t o f y e a r ’s s u p p l y a t p r ic e s c h a r g e d i n s p e c ifie d m o n t h .
T h e e x p e n d it u r e s for M a r c h a n d A p r i l ,
1 9 1 8 , d o n o t in c l u d e a n y a m o u n t s p e n t for h e n s , a s b y o r d er o f t h e U . S . F o o d A d m i n i s t r a t i o n , n o h e n s
w e r e s o l d i n th e s e m o n t h s .




192

RETAIL PRICES, 1913 TO DECEMBER, 1919.
T able C .— A V E R A G E A N D R E L A T IV E 3 R E T A IL PRICES OP
B Y M O N TH S AN D
H O U ST O N , TEX.

Plate
beef,
pound.
Average
price.

Pork
chops,
pound.
Average
price.

Bacon,
sliced,
pound.
Average
price.

$0. 257
.255
.254
.249
.244
.244
.242
.242

$0,223
.221
.218
.215
.214
.209
.203
.200

$0.352
.357
.369
.394
.414
.454
.438
.417

$0,531
.536
.546
.565
.551
.713
.656
.669

.262
.263
.279
.300
.287
.295
.275
.276
.256
.235
.224
.225
.233

.226
.246
.248
.262
.248
.261
.244
.248
.203
.193
.183
.188
.186

.409
.417
.374
.386
.390
.405
.414
.440
.437
.427
.410
.418
.392

.640
.669
.644
. 646
.655
.627
.638
.637
.644
.633
.641
.621
.621

Flour,
wheat,
pound.
Average
price.

Corn
meal,
pound.
Average
price.

Rice,
pound.
Average
price.

$0.153
.154
.157
.162
.169
.184
.192
.198

( 7)
$0.078
.074
.072
.070
.072
.070
.070

$0.065
.063
.063
.064
.064
.066
.065
.062

$0,113
.119
.124
.125
.123
.122
.123
.123

.190
.198
.197
.187
.184
.175
.178
.177
.182
.194
.198
.200
.214

.074
.069
.070
.071
.074
.078
.078
.077
.076
.070
.073
.074
.075

.060
.062
.059
.056
.058
.060
.061
.063
.064
.063
.059
.060
.060

.137
.124
.120
.118
.118
.118
.126
.134
.147
.164
.159
.161
.154

Sirloin
steak,
pound.
Average
price.

Round
steak,
pound.
Average
price.

Rib
roast,
pound.
Average
price.

1918: Av. for y e a r .......
January. . ___r____
February..................
March........................
April..........................
May............................
Jun e..........................
July...........................
August.......................
Septem ber................
October.....................
N ovem ber................
December..................

$0.354
.357
.357
.347
.347
.339
-343
.339

$0.344
.358
.358
.347
.349
.345
.346
.341

$0.302
.297
.300
.289
.283
.286
.286
.286

1919: Av. for y ea r........
January....................
February..................
March........................
April..........................
May............................
June...........................
July............................
August.......................
Septem ber................
October.....................
Novem ber.................
December..................

.361
.363
.379
.395
.400
.387
.371
.363
.344
.343
.325
.328
.331

.359
.352
.382
.393
.397
.387
.371
.363
.350
.338
.325
.328
.320

.292
.283
.308
.332
.320
.325
.303
.291
.276
.271
.258
.267
.272

Cheese,
pound.
Average
price.

Milk,
fiesh,
quart.
Average
price.

1918: Av. for year.
January............
February..........
March................
April.................
May...................
June..................
July...................
A ugust..............
Septem ber........
October.............
N ovember........
December.........

$0.332
.326
.325
.339
.345
.365
.395
.418

1919: Av. for y e a r.
January............
February..........
March................
A pril.................
M ay...................
June..................
July ...................
A ugust..............
Septem ber........
October.............
November........
December.........

.404
.450
.375
.395
.407
.408
.403
.408
.405
.394
.391
.396
.419

Year and month.

Year and month.

Chuck
roast,
pound.
A verage
price.

»

Bread, pound.
Scaling
weight.
Average
price.

Baked
weight.
Average
price.

089

8No relative figures are shown for Houston, as prices were not secured from this city until 1918.




193

GENERAL TABLES.
SP E C IFIE D FOOD A R T IC L E S, B Y CITIES, 1913 TO 1919,
Y E A R S — Continued.

HOUSTON, TEX.
Eggs, dozen.
Ham,
sliced,
pound.
A verage
price.

Lard,
pound.
Average
price.

Lamb,
pound.
Average
price.

Hens,
pound.
Average
■price.

Salmon,
canned,
pound.
Average
price.

Strictly
fresh.
Average
price.

$0.459
.466
.473
.480
.502
.509
.514
.514

$0 360
326
340
350
355
350
367
333

$0. 295
.298
.298
.302
.306
.313
.314
.321

$0.396
.398
.414
.483
.512
.530
.568
.726

.512
.517
.528
.522
.517
.506
.515
.511
.514
.508
.500
.500
.500

394
350
385
475
435
433
383
380
360
383
383
378
378

.315
.312
.313
.296
.296
.314
.308
.316
.309
.320
.328
.338
.332

.536
.685
.390
.396
.443
.441
.460
.491
.520
.532
.572
.677
.825

!
Potatoes,
pound.
Average
price.

Sugar,
granulated,
pound.
Average
price.

Coffee,
pound.
Average
price.

Tea,
pound.
Average
price.

Onions,
pound.
Average
price.

Beans,
navy,
pound.
Average
price.

Storage.
A verage
price.

Butler,
pound.
Average
price.

10.500
• 500
.504
.522
.578
.645
.665
.731

$0.509

.570

.665
.742
.564
.642
.687
.670
.635
.599
.610
.647
.689
.743
.755

.608

.525
.566
.618

Prunes,
pound.
Average
price.

Raisins,
seeded,
pound.
Average
price.

$0.026
.022
.032
.048
.045
.036
.036
.035

$0.092
.093
.091
.094
.094
.106
.109
.107

$0.277
.287
.283
.278
.276
.279
.287
.303

$0.604
.611
.619
.615
.606
.587
.607
.589

10.04i
.041
.047
.052
.053
.046
.045
.044

io. 168
.168
.167
.171
.169
.168
.166
.164

$0.152
.160
.162
.160
.154
.164
.160
.186

$0,164
.167
.163
.172
.160
.169
.169
.170

.042
.038
.033
.034
.035
.038
.042
.046
.054
.047
.044
.046
.048

.117
.109
.108
.108
.108
.108
.109
.109
.109
.110
.113
.163
.155

.399
.324
.329
.335
.341
.369
.388
.432
.455
.460
.445
.457
.451

.636
.576
.607
.644
.613
.642
.644
.650
.632
.661
.654
.644
.666

.069
.046
.048
.061
.080
.084
.082
.097
.065
.059
.063
.069
.074

.130
.162
.147
.132
.120
.119
.122
.131
.124
.126
.126
.124
.125

.242
.190
.197
.206
.218
.230
.238
.246
.255
.278
.282
.281
.283

.176
.172
.173
.165
.164
.163
.162
.174
.174
.174
.191
.185
.219

i

N o flour sold on May 15,1918, b y request of the food adm inistration.

146684°— 21— Bull. 270-------13




1M

R E T A IL PRIC ES, 1913 TO DECEM BER, 1919.
T able C .— A V E R A G E A N D R E L A T IV E 3 R E T A IL PRIC ES OP
B Y M O N THS AND
H O U ST O N , TEX.— Concluded.

Year and m onth.

Milk,
evap­
orated.
15-16ounce can.
Average
price.

Oleo­
marga­
rine,
pound.
Average
price.

Nut
marga­
rine,
pound.
Average
price.

Crisco,
pound.
Average
price.

Rolled
oats,
pound.
Average
price.

Corn
|iakes,
8-ounce
package.
Average
price.

Cream of
W heat,
28-ounce
package.
Average
price.

$0,414
.392
.393
.391
.399
.398
.416
.423
.426
.435
.431
.429
.436

$0.375
.388
.383
.372
.374
.375
.375
.376
.367
.375
.373
.373
.370

$0,343
.330
.320
.339
.349
.341
.331
.365
.375
.356
.337
.338
.336

$0,097
.102
.098
.094
.095
.091
.094
.098
.095
.097
.098
.097
.099

$0,143
.146
.144
.141
.139
.142
.143
.143
.144
.143
.145
.146
.145

$0,250
.248
247
.247
.247
.247
.255
.247
.247
.248
.248
.248
.270

1919—
-Concluded.
A verage to t y ea r..........
January.....................
February..................
March........................
A pril..........................
M ay...........................
June...........................
J u ly ...........................
A ugust......................
Septem ber................
October.....................
Novem ber.................
December..................

$0,163
.173
.165
.159
.155
.157
.160
.160
.163
.165
.168
.165
.165

T a b l e D . — A V E R A G E AN D R E L A T IV E 3 F A M IL Y E X P E N D IT U R E S FO R 2 2

FOOD A R T IC L E S 1 CO M BIN ED, B Y CITIES, 1913 TO 1919
AN D Y E A R S .
HO USTO N, TEX.
Month.

B Y MONTHS

1918

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

January................... ..........................................................................................
F ebruary.......... ...............................................................................................
March..................................................................................................................
A pril..................................................;................................................................
M ay.....................................................................................................................
June....................................................................................................................
Ju ly .....................................................................................................................
A ugust................................................................................................................
September..........................................................................................................
October........................................................;.....................................................
Novem ber...........................................................................................................
D ecem ber.*............................... -......................................................................

2 $552. 7 0
2 602.33
2 612.42
* 638.48
2 647.64
* 670.78
2 680.96
2 696.30

1919
$699.70
2 709.52
2 657.97
2 677.43
2 685.93
2 691.39
2 694.49
2 707.19
* 709.47
2 702.71
2 695.74
2 724.65
2740.10

* See footnote on p. 10.
2 Cost of year’s supply at prices charged in specified month.
* N o relative figures are shown for Houston, as prices were not secured from this city until 19X8. The
expenditure for M ay, 1918, does not inclu deany am ount spent for flour, as b y request of the food adm in­
istration no floor was sold in Houston in May, 1918.




195

GENERAL TABLES.

SPECIFIED FOOD A R TICLES,
Y E A R S — Continued.

BY

CITIES,

1913 TO

1919,

HOUSTON, TEX.— Concluded.

Macaroni,
pound.
Average
price.

$0,194
.195
.195
.198
.192
.193
.193
.190
.188
.194
.193
.197
.199

Cabbage,
pound.
Average
price.

$0,054
.046
.036
.037
.060
.059
.049
.059
.060
.056
.055
.056
.074




Beans,
baked,
No. 2 can.
Average
price.

$0,186
.202
.197
.193
.183
.186
.188
.178
.183
.180
.182
.183
.182

Corn,
canned,
No. 2 can.
Average
price.

$0,180
.193
.186
. 183
.177
.169
.175
.180
.177
.184
.179
.179
.182

Peas,
canned,
No. 2 can.
Average
price.

$0,190
.197
.196
.191
.188
.179
.176
.183
.185
.193
.196
.197
.195

Tomatoes,
canned,
No. 2 can.
Average
price.

$0,141
.155
.14«
.141
.128
.126
.136
.140
.137
.140
.144
.146
.148

Bananas,
dozen.
Average
price.

$0,355
.340
.317
.325
.330
.343
.359
.366
.369
.367
.371
.392
.385

Oranges,
dozen.
Average
price.

$0.500
.550
.452
.487
.520
.524
.518
.503
.500
.475
.493
.492
.481

196

RETAIL PRICES, 1913 TO DECEMBER, 1919.
T a b l e C.— A V E R A G E AND R E L A T IV E R E T A IL P R IC E S OF

B Y M ONTHS AND
INDIANAPOLIS, IND.
[Average prices for 1913=100.]
1
Sirloin steak Round steak
(pound).
(pound).

Rib roast
(pound).

Chuck roast
(pound).

Plate beef
(pound).

Pork chops
(pound).

Year and m onth.
Aver­ R el­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­
age ative age ative age ative age ative age ative age ative
price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price.
1913: Av. for year. $ 0 .251
.235
January..............
.235
February............
March.................. .248
.255
A pril...................
M ay..................... .247
.247
Jun e....................
Ju ly ..................... .255
A ugust................ .255
Septem ber.......... .260
October............... .260
November........... .260
D ecem ber........... .255

100 $0.235
94
.203
94
.208
99
.232
102
.233
98
.233
98
.233
102
.247
102
.247
104
.252
104
.247
104
.247
102
.242

100 $0.176
86
.163
89
.165
99
.172
99
.174
99
.179
99
.178
105
.182
105
.182
107
.178
105
.178
105
.178
103
.178

1914: Av. for year.
January..............
February............
March.............. ..
A pril...................
M ay.....................
June....................
Ju ly.....................
A ugust................
Septem ber..........
October...............
November...........
December...........

.262
.254
.254
.254
.254
.261
.266
.273
.280
.268
.273
.259
.250'

104
101
101
101
101
104
106
109
112
107
109
103
100

.251
.243
.243
.243
.243
.250
.254
.259
.266
.259
.254
.250
.243

107
103
103
103
103
106
108
110
113
110
108
106
103

.184
.187
.184
.185
.185
.186
'.186
.186
.190
.187
.184
.177
.171

105
106
105
105
105
106
106
106
108
106
105
101
97

1915: Av. for year.
January..............
February............
March..................
A pril...................
M ay.....................
June....................
Ju ly .....................
A ugust................
Septem ber..........
October...............
November...........
D ecember...........

.248
.249
.237
.237
.240
.246
.259
.261
.256
.260
.254
.239
.242

99
99
94
94
96
98
103
104
102
104
101
95
96

.237
.239
.228
.228
.232
.234
.241
.241
.243
.246
.241
.236
.238

101
102
97
97
99
100
103
103
103
105
103
100
101

.172
.174
.165
.166
.166
.171
.178
.178
.176
.175
.175
.171
.174

1916: Av. for year.
January..............
February............
March..................
A pril...................
M ay.....................
June....................
J u ly.....................
A ugust................
Septem ber..........
October...............
N ovember...........
Decem ber...........

.261
.242
.250
.255
.263
.263
.277
.273
.277
.273
.261
.250
.246

104
96
100
102
105
105
110
109
110
109
104
100
98

.251
.238
.242
.245
.248
.252
.271
.271
.266
.264
.251
.236
.231

107
101
103
104
106
107
115
115
113
112
107
100
98

1917: Av. for year ..
January..............
February.............
March..................
A pril...................
M ay.....................
June.....................
July.....................
A ugust................
September..........
October...............
November...........
December...........

.306
.254
.263
.272
.307
.315
.329
.328
.330
.325
.329
.312
.304

122
107
105
108
122
126
131
131
131
129
131
124
121

.298
.241
.253
.262
.295
.309
.318
.322
.323
.325
.325
.304
.298

127
103
108
111
126
131
135
137
137
138
138
129
127




100 $0.122
90
.106
92
.112
97
.123
101
.125
101
.121
103
.125
103
.121
103
.121
103
.125
.129
103
103
.129
.125
103

100 $0.211
.180
87
.180
92
.200
101
.217
102
.217
99
.213
102
.220
99
.227
99
.228
102
.222
106
.215
106
.207
102

100
85
85
95
103
103
101
104
108
108
105
102
98

.171
.171
.171
.171
.171
.171
.171
.172
.176
.176
.174
.165
.165

108
108
108
108
108
108
108
108
111
111
109
104
104

.129
.134
.134
.134
.130
.126
.126
.126
.128
.131
.131
.126
.126

106
110
110
110
107
103
103
103
105
107
107
103
103

.218
.210
.216
.220
.219
.220
.216
.230
.253
.247
.220
.191
.179

103
100
102
104
104
104
102
109
120
117
104
91
85

98
99
94
94
94
97
101
101
100
99
99
97
99

.162
.164
.157
.157
.157
.165
.165
.164
.164
.164
.164
.159
.162

102
103
99
99
99
104
104
103
103
103
103
100
102

.124
.123
.126
.126
.126
.125
.121
.119
.119
.126
.126
.123
.123

102
101
103
103
103
102
99
98
98
103
103
101
101

.198
.180
.172
.172
.183
.197
.197
.203
.214
.239
.234
.194
.188

94
85
82
82
87
93
93
96
101
113
111
92
89

.183
.174
.179
.180
.182
.182
.187
.184
.190
.190
.182
.182
.182

104
99
102
102
103
103
106
105
108
108
103
103
103

.173
.162
.162
.168
.169
.173
.180
.181
.180
.180
.177
.171
.169

109
102
102
106
106
109
113
114
113
113
111
108
106

.131
.127
.127
.132
.134
.138
.136
.131
.130
.131
.129
.129
.129

107
104
104
108
110
113
111
107
107
107
106
106
106

.233
.187
.192
.233
.237
.238
.234
.239
.256
.264
.257
.237
.220

110
89
91
110
112
113
111
113
121
125
122
112
104

.218
.179
.184
.192
.211
.225
.235
.236
.230
.234
.236
.228
.225

124
102
105
109
120
128
134
134
131
133
134
130
128

.204
.172
.174
.178
.203
.212
.219
.219
.215
.218
.218
.213
.208

128
108
109
112
128
133
138
138
135
137
137
134
131

.156
.131
.137
.148
.160
.162
.169
.161
.160
.162
.165
.162
.159

128
107
112
121
131
133
139
132
131
133
135
133
130

.321
.229
.253
.290
.303
.312
.317
.319
.350
.400
.404
.343
.332

152
109
120
137
144
148
150
151
166
190
191
163
157

100 $0.159
93
.143
.146
94
.155
98
.161
99
.161
102
.164
101
.164
103
.164
103
101
.163
101
.163
101
.163
101
.163

GENERAL TABLES.
)OD A R T IC L E S, B Y C ITIE S, 1913 TO 1919,
ued.

INDIANAPOLIS, INI).
[Average prices for 1913=100.]

Ham,
sliced
(pound).

Lard
(pound).

Lamb
(pound).

Hens
(pound).

Salm ont
cann’d
pound.

(dozen).
Strictly
fresh.

Stor-

Butt
(poun

Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ R el­ Aver­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver- Aver­
age ative age
age
age ative age ative age ative age ative age ative age
pnce. price price. price price. price price. price price. price pnce. pnce. price price. price.




$0.198
.177
.177
.187
.190
.207
.217
.217
.207
.207
.207
.190
.190

$0.151

.150
.150
.152
.152
.152
.152
.152
.152
.152
.150
.150
.146
.149

.146
.149
.150
.150
.150
.150
.149
.151
.151
.151
.148
.145

97
99
99
99
99
99
99
100
100
100
98
96

.142

94

.145
.146
.146
.146
.146
.146
.137
.134
.133
.143
.143
.140

96
97
97
97
97
97
91

.170

113

.138
.140
.150
.153
.163
.166
.167
.169
.183
.194
.211
.210

95
95
93
91
93
99
101
108
110
111
112
121
128
140
139

.195
.207
.207
.207
.197
.197
.207
.190
.193
.193
.177
.177
.193
.209
.200
.200
.200
.200
.217
.233
.233
.217
.217
.200
.193
.200

100 $0.211

89
89
94
96
105
110
110
105
105
105
96
96

98

105
105
105
99
99
105
96
97
97
89
89
97

.210
.196
.216
.226
.224
.216
.214
.214
.214
.212
.204
.192
.190

106

.206

$0.282

.342
.290
.200
.200
.218
.225
.222
.240
.304
.322
.435
.385

.200
.210
.218
.225
.220
.208
.210
.210
.210
.210
.198
.208
100
93
102
107
106
102
101
101
101
100
97
91
90
98 $0

.378
.330
.270
.202
.218
.218
.237
.258
.298
.300
.393
.430

90
91
94
103
100
100
96
102
103
102
92
96

.435
.318
.198
.228
.220
.218
.230
.240
.281
.332
.383
.414

.233
.233

112
110
110
110
118
101
114
118
110
110
110
118
118

.205
.235
.243
.243
.243
.226
.226
.226
.243
.230
.234
.234

110
97
111
115
115
115
107
107
107
115
109
111
111

. 410
.290
.222
.228
.244
.260
.270
.316
.360
.392
.465
.482

.273

181

.263

133

.267

127

.442

.210
.211
.235
.259
.278
.273
.271
.278
.297
.318
.316
.327

139
140
156
172
184
181
179
184'
197
211
209
217

.250
.250
.275
.285
.290
.267
.250
.250
.250
.250
.250
.283

126
126
139
144
146
135
126
126
126
126
126
143

.254
.248
.253
.278
.273
.276
.277
.267
.280
.278
.260
.259

120
118
120
132
129
131
131
127
133
132
123
123

.596
.500
.300
.360
.392
.370
.394
.388
.454
.461
.519
. 571

.407
.418
.423
.393
.347
.347
.332
.345
.368
.368
.375
.383

100
108
111
113
105
92
92
88
92
98
98
100
102

.352

.315
.280

.300
.300

94

.386
.339
.333
.320
.314
.336
.344
.356
.364
.363
.386
.387

103
90
89
85
84
89
91
95
97
97
103
103

.354

.313

.296
.295

.243

.365
.400
.430

.413
.434

94

.387
.373
.347
.370
.343
.344
.344
.317
.320
.343

103
99
92
98
91
91
91
84
85
91
97
105

.398

.282

.190
.193
.198
.217
.212
.210
.202
.215
.218
.215
.194
.203

.217

. 358
.328

.294

101
101
101
101
110
118
118
110
110
101
97
101

.217
.217
.217
.233
.200
.225
.233
.2 1?
.217

SO. 376

$0. 237
.240

R
el­
iv e
rice

106

.490

130

.382
.380
.407
.415
.370
.364
. 359
.371
.392
.419
.445
.469
.471
.488
.473
.527
.457
.469
.441
.455
.504
.517
. 518
.555

102
101
108
110
98
97
95
99
104
111
118
125

125
130
126
140
122
125
117
121
134
138
138
148

198

RETAIL PRICES, 1913 TO DECEMBER, 1919.

C ___ A V E R A G E AND R E L A T IV E R E T A IL PRIC ES OP
B Y MONTHS AND

T a b le

INDIANAPOLIS, IND.— Continued.
[Average prices for 1913=100.J

Sirloin steak Round steak
(pound).
(pound).

Chuck roast
(pound).

Rib roast
(pound).

Plate beef
(pound).

Pork chops
(pound).

Year and month.
Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ R el­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­
age ative age ative age ative age ative age ative age ative
price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price.
1918: Av. for y e a r . .. $0.357
January..............
.313
February............. .315
March.................. .322
A pril...................
.347
M ay.....................
.373
June..................... .388
.381
July.....................
A ugust................ .386
September..........
.383
October............... .365
November........... .356
Decem ber........... .358

142 $0.350
.307
125
126
.313
128
.313
138
.343
149
.369
155
.381
.374
352
154
.376
.375
153
145
.355
142
.346
143
.349

1919: Av. for y ear ..
January..............
February............
March..................
A pril...................
M ay.....................
June.....................
Ju ly.....................
A ugust................
September..........
October...............
November...........
D ecem ber...........

149
145
147
153
159
164
158
159
153
144
134
140
135

158
156
155
161
168
173
167
168
163
155
142
146
141

153 $0,251
.215
131
136
.216
.222
135
151
.248
158
.261
167
.279
.274
163
.271
163
160
.259
.258
159
157
.253
156
.254

.375
.365
.370
.383
.398
.412
.397
.399
.384
.362
.337
.352
.339

.371
.366
.364
.378
.394
.406
.392
.395
.384
.364
.334
.344
.332

.278
.282
.276
.286
.297
.297
.291
.287
.276
.265
.253
.269
.260

158 $0.201
135
.167
136
.171
140
.177
156
.193
.215
164
175
.225
172
.218
170
.217
.219
163
.208
162
159
.203
160
.204

165 $0.376
137
.336
140
.325
145
.336
158
.348
.349
176
184
.356
.362
179
178
.405
180
.474
170
.432
166
.398
167
.393

178
159
154
159
165
165
169
172
192
225
205
189
186

158
160
157
163
169
169
165
163
157
151
144
153
148

149 $0.269
.230
131
.239
133
.238
133
.266
146
.278
157
.294
162
.287
159
.286
160
160
.282
.280
151
.276
147
.274
149

162
161
165
169
175
180
168
165
162
154
142
153
148

161
174
169
172
182
189
162
158
153
146
137
143
140

193
180
176
179
193
201
192
218
212
210
192
188
171

.257
.256
.262
.268
.279
.286
.267
.262
.257
.245
.226
.243
.235

.196
.212
.206
.210
.222
.231
.198
.193
.187
.178
.167
.174
.171

.407
.379
.371
.378
.407
.424
.405
.461
.448
.444
.405
.396
.360

Bread (pound).
Cheese (pound).

Milk, fresh
(quart).

Baked weight.

Flour, wheat
(pound).

Aver­
age
price.

Aver­
age
price.

Rela­
tiv e
price.

Aver­
age
price.

Rela­
tiv e
price.

100
$0.045
100
.045
100
.045
100
.045
100
.045
100
.045
100
.045
100
.045
100
.045
100 •
.045
100
.045
100
.045
100
.045

$0. 051
.051
.051
.051
.051
.051
.051
.051
.051
.051
.051
.051
.051

100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100

$0.032
.032
.032
.033
.032
.032
.032
.032
.031
.032
.032
.032
.031

100
100
100
103
100
100
100
100
97
100
100
100
97

.052
.051
.051
.051
.051
.051
.051
.051
.052
.052
.052
.052
.053

102
10b
100
100
100
100
100
100
102
102
102
102
104

.033
.033
.033
.033
.032
.033
.032
.031
.032
.033
.034
.035
.035

103
103
103
103
100
103
100
97
100
103
106
109
109

Year and month.
Aver­
age
price.

Rela­
tiv e
price.

Aver­
age
price.

1913: Av. for y ear . .
January...................
February................
March.......................
April........................
M ay..........................
June.........................
J u ly ..........................
A ugust.....................
Septem ber..............
October....................
Novem ber...............
December................

$0.211
.210
.210
.205
.208
.208
.205
.213
.210
.213
.213
.213
.218

100
100
100
97
99
99
97
101
100
101
101
101
103

$0.080
.080
.080
.080
.080
.080
.080
.080
.080
.080
.080
.080
.080

1914: Av. fo r y e a r .......
January...................
February.................
March.......................
April........................
M ay.........................
Jun e.........................
J u ly ..........................
A ugust.....................
Septem ber..............
October....................
N ovem ber...............
December................

.240
.240
.240
.248
.243
.238
.238
.238
.238
.243
.238
.238
.243

114
114
114
118
115
113
113
113
113
. 115
113
113
115

.080
.080
.080
.080
.080
.080
.080
.080
.080
.080
.080
.080
.080

Rela­
tiv e
price.

100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100

Scaling
weight.

.046
.045
.045
.045
.045
.045
.045
.045
.046
.046
.046
.046
.047

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199

GENERAL TABLES.
S P E C IF IE D FO O D
Y E A R S — C on tin u ed.

A R T IC L E S ,

BY

C IT IE S ,

1913

TO

1919,

INDIANAPOLIS, IND.—Continued.
( A v e r a g e p r ic e s fo r 1 9 1 3 = 1 0 0 .]

Bacon,
sliced
(pound).

Ham,
sliced
(pound).

Eggs (dozen).
Lard
(pound).

Lamb
(pound).

Hens
(pound).

mon^
cann’d
pound,

Strictly
fresh.

Stor-

Butter
(pound).

Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ R el­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Aver­ Rel­
age ative
age ative age
age ative age ative age ative age ative age ative age
pnce. price price. price pnce. price price. price price. price price. price. price price. price. price
$0.268

$0.513
.478
.476
.477
.494
.502
.509
.503
.523
.535
.550
.546
.567

$0. 494
440
.457
.453
.465
.479
.484
.482
.504
.521
.538
.546
.564

.319
.310
.315
.318
.319
.315
.311
.314
.332
.338
.338
.337

.250
.283
.300
.283
.250
.250
.250
.250
.250
.250
.300
.300

.537
.557
.528
.543
.545
.549
.558
.567
.567
.550
.511
.493
.479

.570
.574
.551
.564
.574
.584
.588
.599
.599
.594
.547
.534
.531

.359
.324
.317
.329
.355
.398
.399
.423
.412
.360
.334
.340
.319

.412

.375
.450
.450
.446
.458
.420
.440
.420
.390
.375
.350
.375

Corn meal
(pound).
Aver­
age
price.
$0.026

.026
.026
.026
.025
.025
.024
.026
.026
.026
.025
.026
.026

.026

.026
.026
.026
.026
.026
.026
.026
.026
.026
.026
.026
.026

Rice (pound).

Rela­
tiv e
price.

Aver­
age
price.

100

$0,092

100
100
100
96
96
92
100
100
100
96
100
100

100

100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100

100
100
100

100




.241
.240
.239
.250
.249
.245
.249
.251
.255
.258
.257
.265

.701
.598
.369
.361
.268
.356
.432
.439
.503
.552
.693
.709

. 381

.273

.333
.341
.363
.380
• 390
.382
.378
.356
*367
.360
.344
.340

.271
.264
.267
.269
.267

.565
.683
.445
.423
.440
.484
.448
.513
.519
.528
.656
.747

.275
.333
.314
.303
.310
.330
.326
.304
.306

.279
.283
.292

Sugar, granu­
lated (pound).

Potatoes
(pound).
Aver­
age
price.

Rela­
tiv e
price.

Aver­
age
price.

Rela­
tiv e
price.

Aver­
age
price.

100

$0.016

100

$0.058

100

.013
.013
.013
.012
.013
.014
.022
.022
.021
.017
.017
.017

81
81
81
75
81
88
138
138
131
106
106
106

.063
.059
.058
.058
.056
.056
.058
.059
.060
.057
.057
.058

$0.305

109
102
100
100
97
97
100
102
103
98
98
100

.313
.313
.313
.308
.308
.305
.300
.300
.300
.300
.300
.300

.018

113

.063

109

.300

106
100
100
100
113
150
206
125
113
88
75
75

.054
.054
.052
.054
.051
.055
.056
.083
.083
.078
.067
.066

93
93
90
93
88
95
97
143
143
134
116
114

.300
.300
.300
.300
.300
.300
.300
.300
.300
.300
.300
.300

100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100

.096

104

104
104
104
104
104
104
104
104
104
104
104
104

.017
.016
.016
.016
.018
.024
.033
.020
.018
.014
.012
.012

$0.571
.574
.568
.5^2
.488
.492
.494
.505
.517
.610
.633
.676
.530
.755
.551

152

$0,533
.503

.563

.578
.594
.596

Coffee (pound).

Rela­
tiv e
price.

.092
.092
.092
.092
.092
.092
.092
.092
.092
.092
.092
.092

.096
.096
.096
.096
.096
.096
.096
.096
.096
.096
.096
.096

$0,250 $0.498

$0.310

153
151
144
130
131
131
134
138
162
168
180
201
177

.748
.533
.654
.688
.638

199
142
174
183
170
157
162
166
171
190
201
207

.623
.644
.715
.757
.779

Tea (pound).

Rela­
tiv e
price.

Aver­
age
price.

100

$0,600

Rela­
tiv e
price.
100

.600
.600
.600
.600
.600 *
.600
.600
.600
.600
.600
.600
.600

100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100

98

.600

98
98
98
98
98
98
98
98
98
98
98
98

.600
..600
.600
.600
.600
.600
.600
.600
.600
.600
.600
.600

100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100

103
103
103
101
101
100
98
98
98
98
98
98

200

RETAIL PRICES, 1913 TO DECEMBER, 1919.
T a b le

C.— A V E R A G E AND R E L A T IV E R E T A IL PRIC ES OF
B Y MONTHS AND
INDIANAPOLIS, IN D .— Continued.
[Average prices for 1913=100.]
Bread (pound).

Cheese
(pound).

Milk, fresh
(quart).

Year and month.

Scaling
weight.

Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Rela­ Aver­
age
tive
tive
age
age
price. price. price. price. price.
1915: Av. for y e a r ... $0.244

January...............
February.............
March.. . , ............
April.....................
M av......................
June.....................
J u ly ......................
August.................
Septem ber...........
October................
N ovem ber...........
December............

1916: Av. for y e a r ...

January................
February.............
March...................
April.....................
M ay......................
June.....................
J u ly ......................
August.................
Septem ber...........
October................
November...........
December............

1917: Av. for y e a r...

116

.241
114
114
.240
.245
116
.245
116
.246
117
.246 . 117
.239
113
112
.236
113
.239
.243 . 115
.246 . 117
122
.257
.273

129

.258 . 122
.263
125
.262 , 124
.258
122
.253
120
.253
120
122
.258
.260
123
.277
131
133
.281
.314
149
.340
161
.359

170

$0.080

.080
.080
.080
.080
.080
.080
.080
.080
.080
.080
.080
.080

.082

.080
.080
.080
.080
.080
.080
.080
.080
.080
.080
.090
.090

.098

100

100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100

103

100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
113
113

123

January................
February.............
March...............
April................*...
M ay......................
June.....................
J u ly ......................
August.................
Septem ber...........
October................
N ovem ber...........
December............

.340
.338
.338
.358
.356
.356
.356
.355
.363
.387
.380
.376

161
160
160
170
169
169
169
168
172
183
180
178

.090
.090
.090
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.103
.107

113
113
113
125
125
125
125
125
125
125
129
134

1918: Av. for y e a r ...

.377

179

.115

144

January................
February.............
March...................
April.....................
M ay......................
June.....................
J u ly ......................
August.................
Septem ber...........
October................
Novem ber...........
December............

.375
.384
.385
.364
.353
.354
.358
.359
.370
.386
.407
.431

178
182
182
173
167
168
170
170
175
183
193
204

191$: Av. for y e a r...

.435

206

January................
February.............
March...................
April.....................
M av......................
J un e.....................
J u ly ......................
August.................
September
October
.........
N ovember...........
December-...........




.464
.406
.415
.425
.419
.430
.*444
.450
.434
.423
.451
.456

220
192
197
201
199
204
210
213
206
200
214
216

.107
.107
.107
.107
.110
.110
.110
.110
.120
.120
.130
.140

.133

.140
.137
.127
.127
.127
.127
.130
.130
.130
.137
• HO
.1 *0

$0. 057

.050
.052
.050
.051
.051
.053
.052
.053
.052
.051
.051
.051

.a56
.059
.056
.057
.057
.060
.059
.060
.059
.057
.057
.057

.055

.062

.079

.067
.068
.069
.072
.087
.085
.086
.086
.085
.085
.084
.077

.057
.057
.059
.057
.057
.056
.056
.061
.068
.069
.071
.074

.089

112

$0. 042

110
116
110
112
112
118
116
118
116
112
112
112

.041
.045
.046
.046
.046
.043
.040
.039
.038
.038
.038
.038

122

.045

131

128
141
144
144
144
134
125
122
119
119
119
119

141

$0.027

.026
.027
.027
.026
.027
.027
.027
.027
.027
.027
.027
.027
.029

112
112
116
112
112
110
110
120
133
135
139
145

.040
.041
.041
.041
.040
.040
.039
.045
.048
.050
.057
.055

125
128
128
128
125
125
122
141
150
156
178,
172

.0?7
.027
.027
.027
.027
.026
.026
.027
.029
.034
.034
.034

175

.072

225

.050

.075
.077
.078
.081
.098
.096
.097
.097
.096
.096
.095
.087

147
151
153
159
192
188
190
190
188
188
186
170

.058
.058
.058
.073
.096
.080
.079
.078
.072
.073
.069
.067

181
181
181
228
300
250
247
244
225
228
216
209

.097

190

.065

203

.067
.065
.066
.068
.065
.067
.065
.065
.064
.063
.064
.064

209
203
206
213
203
209
203
203
200
197
200
200

.063
.065
.067
.069
.065
.061
.062
.063
.063
.062
.057
.055

222

.057

134
134
134
134
138
138
138
138
150
150
163
175

.081
.086
.100
.101
.101
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
. 100
.100

166

.097

175
171
159
159
159
159
163
163
163
171
175
175

Corn meal
(pound).

Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Rela­
age
tive
tive
age
tive
age
price. price. price. price. price. price.

$0.051

.051
.051
.052
.051
.051
.050
.050
.054
.060
.061
.063
.066

Flour, wheat
(pound).

Baked
weight.

.099
.099
.095
.095
.095
.097
.097
.097
.097
.097
.097
.097

159
169
196
198
198
196
196
196
196
196
196
196

190

194
194
186
186
186
190
190
190
190
190
190
190

.071

.065
.066
.068
.071
.076
.076
.074
.072
.072
.072
.071
.074

203
206
213
222
238
238
231.
225
225
225
222
231

.035
.035
.035
.042
.050
. 051
.053
.057
.058
.059
.065
.063

.063

.054
.053
.052
.052
.053
.056
.059
.062
.063
.061
.056
.058

104

100
104
104
100
104
104
104
104
104
104
104
104
112

104
104
104
104
104
100
100
104

112
131

131
131

192

135
135
135

162

192
196
204
219
223
227
250

242
242

242
250
258
265
250
235
238
242
242
238
219
212
219

208
204
200
200
204
215
227
238
242
235
215
223

201

GENERAL TABLES.
S P E C IF IE D FO O D
Y E A R S — C on tin u ed.

A R T IC L E S ,

BY

C IT IE S ,

1913

TO

1919,

INDIANAPOLIS, IND.—Continued.
[Average prices fo r 1913=100.]

Rice
(pound).

Potatoes
(pound).

Sugar,
granulated
(pound).

Coffee
(pound).

Tea
(pound).

Onions,
pound.
Aver­
age
Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Rela­ price.
age ' tive
tive
age
age
age
age
tive
tive
tive
price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price.
$0.0 98

.096
.096
.096
.096
.097
.097
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100

107 $ 0.0 13

104
104
104
104
105
105
109
109
109
109
109
109

81 $ 0.0 71

.013
.012
.011
.012
.011
.012
.013
.012
.012
.016
.014
.016

81
75
69
75
69
75
81
75
75
100
88
100

Beans, Prunes, Raisins,
navy,
seeded,
pound. pound. pound.
Aver­
Aver­ Aver­
age
age
age
price.
price.
price.

122 $0,2 95

97 $ 0.6 45

108

$0. 040

$ 0.0 80

.064
.072
.071
.073
.073
.074
.074
.072
.072
.068
.070
.074

110
124
122
126
126
128
128
124
124
117
121
128

$ 0.1 48

$0.1 36

.293
.300
.300
.300
.293
.293
.293
.293
.293
.293
.293
.292

96
98
98
98
96
96
96
96
96
96
96
96

.•643
.650
.650
.650
.643
.643
.643
.643
.643
.643
.643
.650

107
108
108
108
107
107
107
107
107
107
107
108

.042
.043
.040
.047
.048
.048
.032
.033
.031
.035
.038
.044

.072
.080
.077
.077
.078
.078
.078
.076
.077
.081
.084
.098

.147
.142
.143
.143
.149
.153
.148
.148
.153
.151
.144
.151

.133
.134
.134
.135

96

.64 7

.12 0

.650
.650
.650
.650
.650
.643
.643
.643
.650
.643
.643
.643

108
108
108
108
108
108
107
107
107
108
107
107
107

.0 5 4

96
96
96
96
96
96
96
96
96
96
96
96

.045
.051
.049
.063
.068
.065
.051
.051
.047
.049
.050
.058

.095
.095
.095
.095
.099
.099
.139
.138
.140
.138
.151
.152

.146
.146
.146
.146
.146
.146
.144
.140
.144
.151
.151
.144
.144

.1 0 0

109

.02 7

169

.0 8 5

147

.2 9 3

.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.097
.100
.100

109
109
109
109
109
109
109
109
109
105
109
109

.024
.023
.022
.021
.022
.028
.021
.026
.031
.031
,.035
.037

150
144
138
131
138
175
131
163
194
194
219
231

.074
.074
.079
.081
.087
.090
.090
.089
.084
.086
.091
.090

128
128
136
140
150
155
155
153
145
148
157
155

.292
.292
.292
.292
.292
.293
.293
.293
.292
.293
.293
.293

.1 1 1

121

.0 4 6

288

.0 8 8

169

.2 9 6

97

.7 0 2

117

.0 8 1

.19 1

.1 6 6

.100
.100
.100
.100
.108
.108
.115
.117
.120
.121
.123
.124

109
109
109
109
117
117
125
127
130
132
134
135

.040
.052
.052
.062
.063
.079
.050
.037
.031
.031
.031
.027

250
325
325
388
394
494
313
231
194
194
194
169

.088
.089
.092
.100
.107
.100
.096
.109
.103
.102
.099
.094

152
153
159
172
184
172
166
188
178
176
171
162

.293
.300
.300
.300
.296
.295
.295
.295
.295
.295
.295
.295

96
98
98
98
97
97
97
97
97
97
97
97

.643
.650
.650
.650
.700
.700
.718
.732
.735
.743
.754
.753

107
108
108
108
117
117
120
122
123
124
126
126

.078
.127
.143
.144
.093
.073
.055
.051
.052
.052
.052
.050

.150
.154
.166
.193
.211
.207
.202
.202
.197
.203
.203
.203

.147
.147
.151
.151
.168
.173
.174
.175
.173
.178
.178
.173

.7 7 2

.1 3 1

142

.0 3 1

194

.0 9 6

166

.0 4 8

135
130
128
130
133
135
143
145
152
160
160
161

.044
.031
.021
.018
.019
.034
.043
.039
.038
.030
.029
.027

275
194
131
113
119
213
269
244
238
188
181
169

.092
.091
.092
.091
.091
.093
.095
.096
.096
.099
.110
.110

159
157
159
157
157
160
164
166
166
171
190
190

.296
.294
.294
.295
.293
.295
.291
.291
.291
.291
.295
.301
.318

129

.124
.120
.118
.120
.122
.124
.132

96
96
97
96
97
95
95
95
95
97
99
104

.770
.703
.765
.767
.765
.774
.767
.773
.796
.796
.793
.792

128
117
128
128
128
129
128
129
133
133
132
132

.048
.048
.047
.034
.066
.057
.053
.052
.051
.046
.039
.039

.190
.178
.180
.183
.179
.176
.174
.171
.158
.152
.145
.140

.1 6 1

175

.0 3 9

244

.11 8

203

.4 5 6

150

.8 3 8

140

.0 7 7

.145
.142
.140
.136
.137
.139
.154
.167
.181
.195
.194
.196

158
154
152
148
149
151
167
182
197
212
211
213

.030
.027
.026
.029
.029
.032
.056
.064
.049
.037
.039
.044

188
169
163
181
181
200
350
400
306
231
244
275

.110
.110
.110
.110
.110
.110
.110
.112
.110
.113
.133
.172

190
190
190
190
190
190
190
193
190
195
229
297

.370
.379
.393
.393
.423
.452
.501
.513
.514
.514
.510
.514

121
124
129
129
139
148
164
168
169
169
167
169

.833
.831
.836
.833
.833
.816
.828
.833
.846
.847
.850
.868

139
139
139
139
139
136
138
139
141
141
142
145

.041
.043
.065
.069

.1 3 3

.140
.147
.147
.148




97

.1 1 1

.118
.101
.082
.068
.071
.076
.082

.13 7
.13 7

.137
.138
.136
.135
.135
.142
.1 3 9

.135
.135
.135
.135
.135
.135
.135
.135
.135
.138
.155
.161
.1 6 0

.173
.1 7 7
.1 7 7
.1 7 2

.157
.1 7 1

.166
.164
.135
.141
.139
.143

.1 7 2

.1 7 2

.170
.163
.165
.168
.173
.171
.175
.178
.169
.181
.174
.173

.178
.173
.173

.173
.169
.171
.168
.168
.176

.1 2 0

.26 0

.2 0 7

.136
.111
.110
.112
.116
.118
.119
.127
.126
.121
.119
.120

.185
.183
.197
.227
.241
.258
.281
.301
.321
.300
.313
.307

.175
.178
.205
.183
.189
.187
.193
.198
.210

.16 9

.1 7 4
.1 7 1
.1 7 4

.2 4 4

.254
.268

202

RETAIL PRICES, 1913 TO DECEMBER, 1919.
T a b le

C .— AV E R A G E AND R E L A T IV E R E T A IL PRIC ES OP
B Y MONTHS AND
INDIANAPOLIS, IN D .— Concluded.

Year and month.

Milk,
evap­
orated.
15-16ounce can.
Average
price.

Oleo­
marga­
rine,
pound.
Average
price.

N ut
marga­
rine,
pound.
Average
price.

Crisco,
pound.
Average
price.

Rolled
oats,
pound.
Average
price.

Corn
flakes,
8-ounce
package.
Average
price.

Cream of
Wheat,
28-ounce
package.
Average
price.

$0.426
.404
.403
.398
.389
.415
.432
.444
.449
.451
.443
.441
.445

$0.356
.367
.359
.354
.349
.354
.354
.354
.358
.358
.352
.356
.354

$0.362
.307
.335
.341
.338
.344
.363
.393
.413
.391
.373
.375
.370

$0,087
.077
.075
.075
.084
.080
.077
.087
.095
.101
.094
.096
.099

$0.146
.144
.144
.146
.145
.145
.145
.144
.146
.148
.148
.147
.149

$0,260
.251
.252
.259
.256
.262
.261
.264
.262
.257
.256
.254
.288

1919—Concluded.
Average for year...........

January.....................
February..................
March........................
April..........................
M ay...........................
June..........................
Ju ly ...........................
August......................
September................
October.....................
N ovem ber.................
December..................

T able

$0.163
.168
.166
.151
.149
.154
.156
.163
.167
.168
.169
.172
.174

A V E R A G E AND R E L A T IV E F A M IL Y E X P E N D IT U R E S FO R 2 2
AND
INDIANAPOLIS, IND.
[Average expenditure for the year 1013= 100.]
1913

1914

1915
♦

Month.
Average.
Average for year..........

January....................
February..................
March.......................
A pril.........................
May..........................
June..........................
J u ly..........................
A ugust.....................
September...............
October....................
November................
December................




$345.23
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2

338. 78
336. 87
338.19
338. 38
333.22
333. 86
345. 61
349.03
358.13
352.47
360.97
355. 75

Relative.
100

98
98
98
98
97
97
100
101
104
102
105
103

Average.
$352.19

2 357.14
2 348.39
2 343.23
2 335.10
2 338.12
2 347. 87

2 363.69
366.06
366.00
2 355.59
2 353.04
2 352.01

2
2

1 See footnote on p. 10.

Relative.
102

103
101
99
97
98
101
105
106
106
103
102
102

Average.
$345.33

2 355.84

2 343. 63
2 328. 62
2 339.20
2 337. 76
2 339. 71
2 340.41
2 337. 68
2 346.09
2 356.52
2 351. 73

2 362.29

Relative.
100

103
100
95
98
98
98
99
98
100
103

102

105

203

GENERAL TABLES.

SPECIFIED FOOD AR TIC LE S.
Y E A R S — Concluded.

BY

CITIES,

1913 TO

1919,

INDIANAPOLIS, IN D .— Concluded.

Cabbage,
pound.
Average
price.

Macaroni,
pound.
Average
price.

Beans,
baked,
No. 2 can.
Average
price.

Corn,
canned,
No. 2 can.
Average
price.

Peas,
canned,
No. 2 can.
Average
price.

Tomatoes,
canned,
No. 2 can.
Average
price.

$0.206

$0.064

$0.184

$0.186

$0.177

$0.163

.204
.204
.204
.203
.205
.205
.205
.207
.209
.207
.213
.204

.045
.044
.047
.101
.099
.068
.071
.069
.067
.048
.047
.061

.195
.194
.196
.182
.178
.181
.181
.179
.1C1
.181
.181
.180

.194
.194
.189
.183
.182
.183
.188
.181
.185
.180
.185
.187

.179
.179
.183
.181
.178
. 172
.178
.174
.177
.171
.175
..177

Bananas,
dozen.
Average
price.

.171
.176
.162
.158
.155
.164
.162
.162
.161
.162
.159
.164

FOOD A R T IC L E S 1 COM BINED, B Y CITIES, 1913 TO
Y E A R S.
INDIANAPOLIS, IND.

Oranges,
dozen.
Average
price.

$0,480

$0.302

.285
.262
.294
.290
.304
.306
.311
.314
.288
.306
.343
.323

.495
.459
.483
.489
.486
.479
.482
.472
.438
.491
.499
.492

1919, B Y MONTHS

[Average expenditure for the year 1913= 100.]
1916
Average.

1917
Relative.

$392.85
2 370.33
2 363.31
2 370*, 71
2 374.10
2 374.30
2 383.29
2 375.44
2 393.03
2 411.39
2 415. 95
2 435.47
2 438.13

114
107
105
107
108
108
111
109
114
119
120
126
127

Average.
$515.32
2 457. 40
2 471.19
2 466.18
2 523.03
2 544. 73
2 556.72
2 522.52
2 517. 85
2 531.65
2 539.43
2 529.23
2 529.00

1918
Relative.
149
132
136
135
152
158
161
151
150
154
156
153
153

Average.
$563.69
2 563. 59
2 542. 87
2 492.06
2 494. 75
2 517.52
2 547.91
2 564.09
2 572. 67
2 604.11
2 593.33
2 608.97
2 623.35

1919
Relative.
163
163
157
149
150
150
159
163
166
175
172
176
181

Average.
$634. 43
2 629. 45
2 573.37
2 591.32
2615.07
2 627. 84
2 615. 50
2 665.05
2 669.43
2 645. 48
2 635.58
2 657.07
2 678.06

Relative.
184
182
166
171
178
182
178
193
194
187
184
190
196

2 C o s t o f y e a r ’ s s u p p l y a t p r ic e s c h a r g e d i n sp e c ifie d m o n t h .
T h e e x p e n d it u r e s for M a r c h a n d A p r i l ,
1 91 8 , d o n o t in c l u d e a n y a m o u n t s p e n t fo r h e n s , a s b y o r d e r o f t h e U . S . F o o d A d m i n i s t r a t i o n n o h e n s w e r e
s o ld i n th e s e m o n t h s .




204

RETAIL PRICES, 1913 TO DECEMBER, 1919.
T a b l e C .— A V E R A G E AND R E L A T IV E R E T A IL PR IC E S OF

B Y M ONTHS AND
JACKSONVILLE, FLA.
[Average prices for 1913=100.]

Sirloin steak Round steak
(pound).
(pound).

Rib roast
(pound).

Chuck roast
(pound).

Plate beef
(pound).

Pork chops
(pound).

Year and m onth.
Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­
age ative age ative age ative age ative age ative age ative
price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price.
1913: Av. for y e a r .. $0.260

January..............
February............
March..............
A pril...................
M ay.....................
Jun e............... .
J u ly .....................
A ugust................
Septem ber..........
October...............
N ovember...........
December...........

.260
.258
.258
.283
.260
.260
.260
.260
.258
.255
.256
.255

1914: Av. for y e a r ..

.258

January..............
February............
March..................
A pril...................
M ay.....................
June....................
Ju ly .....................
A ugust................
September..........
October...............
November...........
December...........

.255
.255
.255
.255
.254
.261
.261
.263
.261
.261
.254
.261

1915: Av. for y ear. .

.254

100 $0.213

.203
.203
.203
.240
.220
.203
.220
.220
.215
.210
.212
.210

95
95
95
113
103
95
103
103
101
99
160
99

.233
.225
.250
.250
.233
.233
.233
.233
.225
.213
.216
.213

99

.224

105

.212

98
98
98
98
98
100
100
101
100
100
98
100

.210
.210
.210
.210
.223
.232
.232
.229
.232
.236
.236
.232

98

.222

January..............
February............
March..................
A pril...................
M ay.....................
Jun e....................
J u ly .....................
A ugust................
September..........
October............. .
November...........
December...........

.254
.254
.254
.254
.254
.255
.255
.247
.256
.256
.256
.256

98
98
98
98
98
98
98
95
98
98
98
98

1916: Av. for y e a r ..

.263

101

January..............
February............
March..................
A pril...................
M ay.....................
Jun e.....................
J u ly .....................
A ugust................
Septem ber..........
October...............
N ovember...........
December...........

1917: Av. for yea r...

January..............
February............
March..................
A pril...................
May.....................
June.....................
July.....................
A ugust................
September..........
October...............
November...........
December...........




.256
.256
.258
.265
.270
.270
.263
.263
.263
.263
.263
.263

100 $0.230

100
99
99
109
100
100
100
100
99
98
98
98

.229
.221
.221
.214
.229
.220
.225
.228
.224
.224
.214
.214

.224

98
98
99
102
104
104
101
101
101
101
101
101

.214
.216
.220
.230
.230
.230
.225
.225
.225
.225
.225
.225

.310

119

.273

.263
.280
.280
.300
.311
.325
.320
.350
.325
.323
.312
.327

101
108
108
115
120
125
123,
135
125
124
120
126

.228
.235
.235
.266
.287
.288
.280
.282
.288
.293
.291
.302

99
99
99
99
105
109
109
108
109
111
111
109

104

.146

92

.215

128

92

.211

105

107
110
110
125
135
135
131
132
135
138
137
142

97
99
109
109
97
97
97
97
103
101
99
97

90
90
90
90
91
93
91
94
93
95
93
96

.214
.208
.208
.208
.211
.205
.213
.209
.210
.216
.216
.216

93
90
90
90
92
89
93
91
91
94
94
94
93

.206
.206
.208
.213
.213
.218
.220
.220
.220
.218
.218
.218

90
90
90
93
93
95
96
96
96
95
95
95

.242

105

.217
.227
.227
.233
.245
.250
.250
.245
.252
.253
.238
.265

100 $0.108

.140
.143
.158
.158
.140
.140
.140
.140
.150
.146
.144
.141

.208
.208
.208
.207
.209
.213
.210
.217
.214
.219
.214
.221

108
104
104
100
108
103
106
107
105
105
100
100
100
101
103
108
108
108
106
106
106
106
106
106

100 $0.145

101
98
109
109
101
101
101
101
98
93
94
93

94
99
99
101
107
109
109
107
110
110
103
115

.112
.103
.103
.114
.103
.103
.103
.103
.114
.116
.112
.106

100 $0,228

104
95
95
106
95
95
95
95
106
107
104
98

.142
.142
.142
.142
.147
.147
.146
.146
.151
.150
.150
.150

101

.116

98
98
98
98
101
101
101
101
104
103
103
103

.111
.111
.112
.112
.116
.120
.116
.118
.118
.118
.118
.118

103
103
104
104
107
111
107
109
109
109
109
109

.152

105

.119

110

.154
.152
.152
.152
.152
.159
.153
.148
.150
.150
.150
.150

.158

. 155
.155
.156
.164
.164
.164
.156
.156
.156
.156
.156
.156

106
105
105
105
105
110
106
102
103
103
103
103

109

107
107
108
113
113
113
108
108
108
108
108
108

107

.114
106
109
.118
109
.118
.114
106
.118 ; 109
.125
116
.121
112
.121
112
.120
111
.120
111
.120
111
.120
111
.128

.120
.120
.125
.125
.131
.131
.131
.131
.131
.129
.129
.131

119

111
111
116
116
121
121
121
121
121
119
119
121

100

.223
.230
.230
.238
.213
.213
.223
.223
.235
.240
.240
.225

98
101
101
104
93
93
98
98
103
105
105
99

.237

104

.228
.223
.237
.227
.239
.239
.239
.263
.246
.242
.233
.227

100
98
104
100
105
105
105
115
108
106
102
100

.218

96

.231

101

.214
.201
.201
.206
.226
.318
.222
.225
.224
.224
.226
.226

.208
.208
.230
.225
.230
.230
.230
.243
.243
.243
.238
.238

94
88
88
90
99
96
97
99
98
98
99
99

91
91
101
99
101
101
101
107
107
107
104
104

.187

129

.148

137

.315

138

.156
.166
.166
.185
.194
.193
.197
.197
.197
.199
.193
.199

108
114
114
128
134
133
136
136
136
137
133
137

.131
.140
.146
.151
.148
.149
.146
.147
.150
.154
.157
.154

121
130
135
140
137
138
135
136
139
143
145
143

.243
.255
.283
.298
.298
.296
.300
.311
.388
.397
.357
.351

107
112
124
131
131
130
132
136
170
174
157
154

205

GENERAL TABLES.
S P E C IF IE D F O O D A R T IC L E S , B Y C IT IE S , 1913 T O 1919,
Y E A R S — Continued.

JACKSONVILLE, FLA.
[ A v e r a g e p r ic e s fo r 1 9 1 3 = 1 0 0 .]

Bacon,
sliced,
(pound).

Ham,
sliced,
(pound.).

Lard
(pound).

Lamb
(pound).

Hens
(pound).

Sal­
mon,
cann’d
pound

Eggs (dozen).
Strictly
lresh.

Stor­
age.

Butter
(pound).

Aver- Rel- Aver­ Rel­ Aver- Rel- Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Aver­ Rel­
ative age ative
ative age ■ ative age ative age
age ative
age ative age
price price. price
price price. price pnce. price price. price. price price. price. price
$0.280
.268
.256
.260
.264
.263
.263
.278
.303
.290
.310
.309
.301

$0.284

.299
.291
.294
.291
.290
.294
.297
.308
.307
.308
.304
.305

.296

.161

.293
.293
.293
.297
.292
.297
.297
.304
.303
.300
.293
.293

.160
.158
.163
.160
.160
.163
.162
.166
.164
.158
.158
.154

.216
.212
.212
.212
.218
.218
.222
.216
.222
.223
.225
.219

.240
.240
.238
.238
.238
.235
.237
.236
.238
.238
.244
.233

.151

.229

.234

.257
.263
.268
.280
.283
.283
.287
.287
.303
.302
.302
.293

.290

.292
.290
.293
.300
.300
.300
.300
.300
.304

.288
.288
.283
.286
.290

.310

.296

.306
.302
.303
.308

.308
.313
.317
.317
.317
.317
.412

,317
.317
.343
.376
.413
.425
.419
.418
.446
.484
.491

.290
.290
.290
.293
.293
.293
.293
.293
.293
.300
.310
.310

.382

.310
.327
.350
.383
.376
.385
.391
.391
.400
.420
.425
.428




$0.155

$0.203

.216
.216
.206

.152
.152
.152
.162
.173
.180
.178
.178
.190
.190
.215
.223

.273

.223
.215
.238
.257
.259
.266
.275
.281

.335

.220
.220
.220
.220
.220
.220
.228
.228
.235
.238
.246
.242

.218

.220
.218
.220
.225
. 213
.243
.238
.230
.230
.225
.233
.225
115

100

.237
.240
.237
.236
.240
.235
.234
.230
.230
.225
.233
.235

.242

.243

.238
.245
.245
.240
.237
.243

.235
.238
.233
.240
.243
.240
.240
.240
.250
.250
.250
.255

.243
.257
.277
.287
.294
.303
.290
.296
.303
.300
.312
.296

.270
.280
.265
.261
.267
.267
.265
.257
.281
.316
.312
.329

.230
.241
.241
.246

.281

100
$0,407
109 $0,300
.434
92
.438
85
.438
80
.438
82
.392
85
.392
87
.386
96
.386
104
.398
113
.393
127
.400
.390
142
.400
.396

100
107
108
108
108
95
96
95
95
98
97
96
97

.361
.416
.353
.342
.267
.270
.310
.320
.356
.383
.393
.450
.475

102
118
100
97
76
76
88
91
101
109
111
127
135

100
94
94
87
86
85
85
90
94
94
97
97

.335

95

$0.353
.383
.325
.300
.275
.288
.300
.306
.340
.367
.400
.450
.500

.238

.ro8

.155
.153
.153
.153
.153
.152
.147
.146
.144
.146
.152
.153

.179

$0.228

.203
.195
.208
.208
.193
.193
.193
.193

.150
.153
.153
.157
.155
.155
.155
.155
.155
.158
.157
.153

$0

.416
.320
.260
.264
.264
.270
.290
.350
.340
.388
.413
.450

118
91
74
75
75
76
82
99
96
110
117
127

.382

.370

.300

108

.395
.310
.288
.276
.306
.313
.350
.400
.433
.467
.500
.550

.350

.350
.350

112
.320
88
82
78
87 ...........
89
99
113
123
132
142
.400
.425
156

.459

130

.467
.483
.300
.403
.361
.393
.409
.436
.511
.545
.588
.617

132
137
85
114
102
111
116
124
145
154
167
175

.450
.450

.500
.473

.375
.409
.383
.381
.356
.350
.346
.347
.367
.384
.381
.396
.395
.375

92

92

.400
.392
.377
.380
.377
.377
.377
.348
.342
.347
.377
.400

98
96
93
93
93
93
93
86
84
85
93
98

.412

101

.403
.395
.410
.430
.403
.382
.373
.385
.396
.430
.456
.478
.506

.478
.496
.486
.528
.488
.486
.476
.495
.507
.531
.543
.554

99
97
101
106
99
94
92
95
97
106
112
117

124

117
122
119
130
120
119
117
122
125
130
133
136

206

RETAIL PRICES, 1913 TO DECEMBER, 1919.
A V E R A G E A N D R E L A T IV E R E T A I L P R IC E S O P
B Y M ONTHS AN D

T a b l e

JACKSONVILLE, FLA.—Continued.
[ A v e r a g e p r ic e s fo r 1 9 1 3 — 1 0 0 .]

Sirloin steak Round steak
(pound).
(pound).

Chuck roast
(pound).

R ib roast
(pound).

Plate beef
(pound).

Pork chops
(pound)..

Year and month.
Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­
age ative age ative age ative age ative age ative age ative
pnce. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price.
1918: Av. for y e a r ... $0,383

January..............
February.............
Maarch.................
A pril....................
May.....................
June.....................
Ju ly.....................
A ugust................
September..........
October...............
November...........
December...........

1919: Av. for y e a r ...

January...............
February.............
March..................
A pril...................
May.....................
June.....................
July.....................
A ugust................
September..........
October...............
November...........
D ecem ber..........

.333
.348
.338
.353
.388
.399
.399
.409
.410
.412
.407
.403

.408

.422
.411
.425
.427
.430
.433
.396
.406
.389
.379
.388

147 $0,363

128
134
130
136
149
153
153
157
158
158
157
155

.300
.306
.313
.342
.378
.380

.391

.390
.386
.393

157

.380

162
158
163
164
165
167
152
156
150
146
149
148

.397
.386
.400
.393
.400
.398
.382
.381
.366
.355
.361
.342

170 $0,301

141
144
147
161
177
178
184
183
181
185
185
182

178

186
181
188
185
188
187
179
179
172
167
169
161

.254
.277
.269
.277
.301
.311
.315
.325
.321
.325
.319
.318

131 $0,254

175 $0,195

110
120
117
120
131
135
137
141
140
141
139
138

140
147
157
167
176
183
187
190
187
190
192

136

.313

.203
.213
.228
.242
.255
.266
.271
.276
.271
.276
.279
.269
.261
.287
.278
.278
.281
.281
.277
.261
.262
.238
.230
.228
.225

198
192
192
194
194
191
180
181
164
159
157
155

145
136
146
144
148
148
136
133
130
120
124
121

.333
.312
.335
.332
.341
.341
.313
.306
.300
.277
.285
.278

180

181 $0,396

.165
.167
.170
.186
.1 9 *
.204
.201
.208
.208
.218
.206
.207

153
155
157
172
181
189
186
193
193
202
191
192

.348
.353
.344
.354
.369
.371
.392
.396
.465
.477
.450

.195

181

.418

.211
.209
.213
.221
.224
.211
.201
.196
.174
.160
.161
.157

195
194
197
205
207
195
186
181
161
148
149
145

.416
.386
.383
.397
.423
.433
.431
.450
.440
.427
.437
.397

174

153
155
151
155
162
163
172
174
197
190
183

182
169
168
174
186
190
189
197
193
187
192
174

Bread (pound).
Cheese (pound).

Milk, fresh
(quart).

Year and month.
Aver­
age
price.
1913: Av. for year..........

$0,225

Flour, wheat
(pound).

Aver­
age
price.

Rela­
tiv e
price.

Aver­
age
price.

Aver­
age
price.

Rela­
tiv e
price.

Aver­
age
price.

Rela­
tiv e
price.

100

$0.124

100

$0,057

100
101
10L
101
101
101
100
100
99
99
99
99

.058
.058
.058
.058
.058
.058
.057
.058
.055
.055
.055
.054

$0,064

100

$0.038

100

.057

.225
.225
.225
.225
.225
.225
.225
.225
.225
.225
.225
.225

100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100

.125
.125
.125
.125
.124
.124
.123
.123

1914: Av. for year..........

.225

100

.124

100

100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100

.124
.125
.125
.124
.124
.124
.124
.124
.123
.123
.123
.123

100
101
101
100
100
100
100
100
99
99
99
99

.225
.225
.225
.225
.225
.225
.225
.225
.225
.225
.225
.225

Baked weight.

Rela­
tiv e
price.

January.:.............T.
February.................
March.......................
April..... . .................
May..........................
J u n e . , . . . ................
July..........................
A ugust.....................
Septem ber..............
October...................
N ovem ber...............
December................

January...................
February.................
M arch....................
April........................
May.........................
June.........................
July..........................
A ugust....................
Septem ber..............
October....................
Novem ber...............
December................

Scaling
weight.

.124

.125

.123

.123

.058
.058
.058
.057
.057
.057
.056
.057
.057
.056
.058
.058

. 065
.065
.065
.065
.065
.065
.064
.065
.062
.062
.062
.061

102
102
102
102
102
102
100
102
97
97
97
95

.064

100

.065
.065
.065
.064
.064
.064
.063
.064
.064
.063
.065
.065

102
102
102
100
100
100
98
100
100
98
102
102

.037
.037
.038
.038
.038
.038
.038
.038
.038
.037
.037
.037

.037

.037
.037
.037
.036
. 036
.036
.036
.037
.038
.038
.038
.038

i N o h en s so ld in M a r c h a n d A p r il, 1918, b y ord er of th e U . S . F o o d A d m in is t r a t io n .




97
97
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
97
97
97
97

97
97
97
95
95
95
95
97
100
100
100
100

207

GENERAL TABLES.
S P E C IF IE D FO O D
Y E A R S — C on tin u ed.

A R T IC L E S ,

BY

C IT IE S ,

1913

TO

1919,

JACKSONVILLE, FLA.— Continued.
JAwrage prices for 1913=100.]
Ham,
sliced
<pound).

Paeon,
sliced
(pound).

Lard
(pound).

Eggs (dozen).

Sal­
mon,
Hens
(pound). :cann’d
pound.

Lamb
(pound).

Strictly
fresh.

Stor­
age.

Butter
(pound).

Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ R el­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Aver­ Rel­
age ative
age ative age
age ative age ative age .ative age ative age ative age
price. price price. price price. price pnce. pried price. price pnce. pnee. price price. price. price
$0,546
.500
.500
.505
.511
.520
.520
.530
.553
.575
.604
.609
.624
. 569
.615
.579
.562
.562
.567
.583
.587
.596
.579
.555
.529
.516

167 $0.335
152
.343
154
.333
154
.329
154
.331
160
.331
163
.330
164
.329
170
.333
179
.333
177
.343
186
.349
.339
188

. 548
. 547
!546
.547
.553
. 559
.568
.557
.579
.567
.527
.508
.517

263
220
207
201
201
203
208
210
213
207
198
189
184

Corn meal
(pound).
Aver­
age
price.
$0,029
.028
.028
.026
.026
.029
.030
.(B0
.029
.OBI
.029
.029
.028
.030
.029
.029
.029
.028
.029
. 081
.029
. 029 ,
.030
.031
.081
.031

216 $0.357
221
.307
.321
215
212
.331
214
.345
214
.357
213
.363
212
.379
215
.373
.385
21-5
221
.373
225
.376
219
.371

176 $0,378
.324
151
.363
158
163
0)
170
C
1)
176
.346
.354
179
187
.351
184
.355
.403
190
184
.437
185
.427
183
.418

166 $3,288 $0,567
.285 • .650
142
159
.285
.556
.285 : .470
.284 ; .465
. 292 1 .445
i52
155
.275; .453
154
.293 ; .512
156
.288 ■ .544
.287
.556
177
192
.600
.293
.300
.700
187
183
.292 : .850

m
193
192
193
195
197
200
196
204
200
186
179
182

195 $0.474
.431
179
179
.438
180
.4S8
.438
183
186
.455
.463
186
189
.466
198
.483
205
.508
216
.502
218
.527
.533
223

235
229
215
215
225
241
246
252
260
241
229
230
232

176
176
174
179
183
190
181
174
189
166
167
169
162

m
193
171
186
179
180
180
171
170
183
189
190
177

.361
.355
.333
.334
.349
.374
.382
.390
. 403
.374
. 355
.356
.360

R ice (pound).

.357
.358
.354
.363
.372
.386
.367
.354
.383
.337
.340
.343
.329

.413
.441
.391
.424
.409
.410
.411
.391
.388
.418
.432
.434
.404

. 327 ;
.305 :
. 308 :
.295 •
.328
.317
.3 2 8 ’
.329 ;
.315
.305
.344
.375
.380

Sugar, granu­
lated (pound).

Potatoes
(pound).

.600
.791
.491
.468
.484
.491
.533
.536
.584
.600
.688
.763
.775

Rela­
tiv e
price.

Aver­
age
price.

Rela­
tiv e
price.

Aver­
age
price.

Rela­
tiv e
priee.

Aver­
age
price.

100
97
97
90
90
100
103
103
100
107
100.
100
97

$0,066
.066
.066
.066
.066
.066
.066
.066
.066
.066
.066
.068
.068

100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
103
103

$0,024
.023
,0 2 2
.023
.022
.023
-.026
.026
.026
.026
.025
-.025
.025

100
96
92
96
92
96
108
108
108
108
104
104
104

$0,060
.064
.061
.059
.059
.059
.©59
.059
.059
.059
.059
.©59
.059

100
107
102
98
98
98
98
98
98
98
98
98
98

$0.345
.345
.345
.345
.845
.345
.345
.345
.345
.345
,345
.345
.345

103
100
100
100
97
100
U07
100,
100
103
107
107
107

.U72
.071
.071
.071
.071
.071
.071
.073
.073
..073
.073
.073
.073

109
108
108
108
108
108
108
111
111
111
111
111
111

.025
,0 26
.025
.025
-.025
.026
.0 2 8
,.‘
035
-.028
.025
.022
.020
.020

104
108
104
104
104
108
117
146
117
104
92
83
83

.063
.©57
.©58
.©56
.052
.©52
* .052
.©54
.©75
.©88
.077
. ©66 ;
.©64 .

105
95
97
93
87
87
87
90
125
147
128
110
107

.345
.345
.345
.345
.345
.345
.3 45
.345
.3 45
,.345
.345
.3 45
,.345




117
145
147
146
137
135
135
136
137
141
160
165
181

.708
.775
.623
.670
.764
. 715
.681
.652
.662
.662
.729
.771
.797

174
190
153
165
188
176
167
160
163
163
179
189
196

170
224
.650
139
.400
133
137
139
151
152
165
170
195 " .570*
216
.600
220
.627

Coffee (pound).

Aver­
age
price.

Rela­
tiv e
price.

$0,599
t6i
.592
184 $0,543
.599
158 >
.594
133
132
.559
.548
126
.548
128
.554
145
.557
154
.574
158
.653
170
.672
198 *.*57i
241
.629
.738

Tea (pound).

Aver­
age
price.

Rela­
tive
price.

100 $0.600
.600
100
100
.600
.600
100
.600
100
.600
100
.600
100
.600
100
.600
100
100
.600
100
.600
100
.600
100 j
.6 00

100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100

100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100

100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100

Rela­
tive
price.

.600
.600
.600
.600
.600
.600
.600
.600
.600
.600
.600
.600
-600

208

R E T A IL PR IC E S, 1913 TO D ECEM BER, 1919.

T able C.— A V E R A G E AND R E L A T IV E R E T A IL PRIC ES OF
B Y MONTHS AND
JACKSONVILLE, FLA.— Continued.
[Average prices for 1913=100.J
Bread (pound).
Cheese
(pound).

Milk, fresh
(quart).

Year and month.

Scaling
weight.

Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Rela­ Aver­
age
tive
age
tive
age
price. price. price. price. price.

Baked
weight.

Flour, wheat
(pound).

Com meal
(pound).

Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Rela­
age
tive
age
tive
age
tive
price. price. price. price. price. price.

1915: Av. fo r y e a r ... $0.229
.230
January................
February.............
.238
.225
March...................
A pril.....................
.238
M ay......................
.238
.240
June.....................
.230
J uly......................
.230
A ugust.................
.214
Septem ber...........
.214
October................
.220
N ovem ber...........
.230
December............

102
102
106
100
106
106
107
102
102
95
95
98
102

$0.123
.123
.123
.123
.123
.123
.123
.123
.123
.123
.123
.123
.123

99
99
99
99
99
99
99
99
99
99
99
99
99

$0,060
.061
.060
.057
.058
.061
.061
.061
.061
.061
.059
.058
.058

$0,068
.069
.068
.064
.065
.069
.069
.069
.069
.069
.066
.065
.065

106
108
106
100
102
108
108
108
108
108
103
102
102

$0,044
.042
.047
.049
.049
.049
.047
.045
.041
.040
.039
.039
.040

116
111
124
129
129
129
124
118
108
105
103
103
105

$0.030
.031
.031
.031
.031
.031
.030
.030
.029
.029
.028
.028
.029

103
107
107
107
107
107
103
103
100
100
97
97
100

1916: Av. for y e a r ...
January................
February.............
March...................
A pril.....................
M ay......................
June.....................
J u ly ......................
A ugust.................
September...........
October................
Novem ber...........
December............

.265
.250
.250
.256
.250
.250
.250
.250
.250
.263
.263
.308
.338

118
111
111
114
111
111
111
111
111
117
117
137
150

.123
.123
.123
.123
.123
.123
.123
.123
.123
.123
.123
.123
.127

99
99
99
99
99
99
99
99
99
99
99
99
102

.062
.058
.058
.058
.058
.058
.058
.058
.064
.065
.068
.069
.070

.070
.065
.065
.065
.065
.065
.065
.065
.072
.073
.077
.078
.079

109
102
102
102
102
102
102
102
113
114
120
122
123

.046
.040
.041
.043
.041
.041
.042
.042
.047
.050
.052
.055
.055

121
105
108
113
108
108
111
111
124
132
137
145
145

.031
.029
.029
.029
.030
.030
.030
.030
.031
.031
.031
.035
.035

107
100
100
100
103
103
103
103
107
107
107
121
121

1917: Av. for y e a r ...
January................
February.............
March...................
A pril.....................
M ay......................
June.....................
J u ly ......................
A ugust.................
Septem ber...........
October................
N ovem ber...........
December............

.337
.330
.318
.338
.335
.334
.332
.330
.326
.338
.349
.364
.351

150
147
141
150
149
148
148
147
145
150
155
162
156

.135
.128
.128
.127
.127
.127
.130
.133
.137
.130
.137
.150
.160

109
103
103
102
102
102
105
107
110
105
110
121
129

.086
.073
.072
.077
.077
.095
.097
.092
.092
.093
.093
.090
.085

.097
.082
.081
.087
.087
.107
.109
.104
.104
.105
.105
.101
.096

152
128
127
136
136
167
170
163
163
164
164
158
150

.071
.055
.056
.058
.068
.082
.080
.075
.075
.075
.076
.075
.074

187
145
147
153
179
216
211
197
197
197
200
197
195

.051
.035
.039
.039
.043
.049
.050
.052
.060
.060
.066
.064
.059

176
121
134
134
148
169
172
179
207
207
228
221
203

1918: Av. for y e a r ...
January................
February.............
March...................
A pril.....................
M ay......................
June.....................
J u ly ......................
A ugust.................
September...........
October................
N ovem ber...........
December............

.369
.346
.353
.358
.351
.344
.336
.345
.352
.359
.391
.440
.455

164
154
157
159
156
153
149
153
156
160
174
196
202

.168
.180
.180
.180
.175
.153
.153
.153
.153
.153
.180
.180
.180

135
145
145
145
141
123
123
123
123
123
145
145
145

.100
.100
.100
.096
.100
.100
.098
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100

156
156
156
150
156
156
153
156
156
156
156
156
156

.071
.072
.071
.070
.070
.070
.070
.069
.071
.071
.071
.071
.072

187
189
187
184
184
184
184
182
187
187
187
187
189

.062
.063
.061
.063
.065
.063
.062
.062
.063
.063
.063
.062
.058

214
217
210
217
224
217
214
214
217
217
217
214
200

1919: Av. for y e a r ...
January................
February. . . . ___
March...................
A pril.....................
May ...................
June.....................
J u l y .....................
August
. . .
Septem ber...........
O c to b e r ..............
N ovem ber. . . . . .
December............

.425
.469
.425
.404
.418
.422
.421
.433
.432
.427
.406
.412
.435

189
208
189
180
186
188
187
192
192
190
180
183
193

.186
.180
.180
.180
.180
.180
.180
.180
.180
.180
.200
.200
.210

150
145
145
145
145
145
145
145
145
145
161
161
169

.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100

156
156
156
156
156
156
156
156
156
156
156
156
156

.076
.072
.071
.071
.073
.077
.080
.079
.077
.079
.077
.077
.079

200
189
187
187
192
203
211
208
203
208
203
203
208

.055
.054
.051
.051
.051
.054
.054
.059
.062
.062
.057
.055
.055

190
186
176
176
176
186
186
203
214
214
197
190
190




i

209

GENERAL, TABLES.
S P E C IF IE D FO O D A R T IC L E S ,
Y E A R S — C on tin u ed .

BY

C IT IE S ,

1913

TO

1919,

JA C K SO N V IL LE , FLA.— Continued.
[Average prices fo r 1913=100.]

Rice
(pound).

Potatoes
(pound).

Sugar,
granulated
(pound).

Coifee
(pound).

Tea
(pound).

Onions,
pound.
Aver­
age
Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Rela­ price.
age
tive
age
tive
tive
age
age
tive
age
tive
price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price.

Beans, Prunes, Raisins,
navy,
seeded,
pound. pound. pound.
Aver­ Aver­
Aver­
age
age
age
price.
price.
price.

$0.072
.068
.069
.073
.074
.074
.074
.074
.072
.072
.070
.070
.068

$0.081
.075
.076
.079
.080
.080
.078
.076
.076
.077
.077
.094
.098

109 $0. 021
.020
103
105
.020
111
.018
112
.023
112
.023
112
.028
112
.020
109
.019
109
.019
.022
106
106
.021
.022
103

88 $0.068
.063
83
.068
83
.067
75
.068
96
.070
96
.070
117
.070
83
.068
79
.066
79
.065
92
.068
88
.070
92

.070
.068
.068
.068
.068
.069
.069
.071
.071
.070
.071
.071
.071

106
103
103
103
103
105
105
108
108
106
108
108
108

.032
.027
.031
.029
.029
.028
.030
.033
.029
.032
.032
.040
.040

133
113
129
121
121
117
125
138
121
133
133
167
167

.085
.070
.070
.079
.080
.088
.089
.095
.094
.082
.087
.095
.089

142
117
117
132
133
147
148
158
157
137
145
158
148

.327
.325
.325
.325
.325
.325
.325
.325
.325
.331
.331
.331
.331

95
94
94
94
94
94
94
94
94
96
96
96
96

.092
.071
.071
.071
.083
.095
.098
.098
.098
.099
.106
.111
.106

139
108
108
108
128
144
148
148
148
150
161
168
161

.049
.045
.053
.059
.060
.051
.054
.054
.048
.037
.040
.046
.039

204
188
221
246
250
213
225
225
200
154
167
192
163

.098
.086
.089
.100
.098
.101
.097
.098
.100
.101
.100
.103
.101

163
143
148
167
163
168
162
163
167
168
167
172
168

.327
.331
.331
.331
.325
.324
.326
.323
.325
.327
.326
.327
.329

.120
.106
.106
.106
.105
.109
.117
.125
.133
.136
.134
.134
.134

182
161
161
161
159
165
177
189
202
206
203
203
203

.039
.044
.043
.037
.027
.029
.034
.031
.043
.047
.048
.044
.040

163
183
179
154
113
121
142
129
179
196
200
183
167

.096
.101
.098
.092
.090
.090
.090
.091
.092
.093
.098
.105
.109

160
168
163
153
150
150
150
152
153
155
163
175
182

.142
.128
.124
.120
.126
.129
.134
.142
.151
.161
.162
.161
.165

215
194
188
182
191
195
203
215
229
244
245
244
250

.048
.040
.038
.034
.043
.046
.053
.060
.067
.052
.048
.048
.048

200
167
158
142
179
192
221
250
279
217
200
200
200

.118
.110
.109
.105
.106
.106
.106
.111
.113
.111
.113
.132
.191

197
183
182
175
177
177
177
185
188
185
188
220
318

113 $0.333
105
.345
.345
113
112
.345
.345
113
117
.333
.335
117
.325
117
.325
113
110
.325
108
.325
.325
113
.325
117

103
103
103
103
103
104
103
103
103
103
103
103
103

$0. 048
.049
.049
.041
.051
.051
.051
.051
.047
.043
.047
.051
.049

.632
.620
.620
.620
.620
.620
.620
.620
.640
.650
.650
.650
.650

105
103
103
103
103
103
103
103
107
108
108
108
108

.057
.052
.051
.057
.063
.055
.053
.059
.065
.059
.054
.054
.067

95
96
96
96
94
94
94
94
94
95
94
95
95

.699
.650
.675
.675
.677
.688
.694
.700
.708
.717
.735
.734
.735

117
108
113
113
113
115
116
117
118
120
123
122
123

.327
.327
.327
.319
.317
.321
.321
.322
.321
.323
.332
.336
.363

95
95
95
92
92
93
93
93
93
94
96
97
105

.748
.735
.768
.724
.734
.729
.741
.736
.737
.729
.768
.786
.791

.478
.385
.405
.399
.427
.443
.477
.519
.538
.538
.537
.538
.533

139
112
117
116
124
128
138
150
156
156
156
156
154

.847
.811
.814
.829
.832
.854
.837
.850
.868
.863
.869
.843
.895

146684°— 21— B u ll. 270------- 14




97 $0. 620
100
.620.
.620
100
100
.620
100
.620
.625
97
97
.620
94
.620,
94
.620.
94
.620
94
.620
94
.620
94
.620 -

$0.134
.125
.125
.131
.140
.142
.145
.140
.136
.131
.125
.131
.131

$0.143
.144
.144
.140
.143
.144
.144
.143
.143
.139
.141
.141
.144

.110
.098
.098
.098
.094
.098
.098
.108
.109
.111 i
.119
.127
.158

.142
.138
.142
.138
.138
.138
.144
.144
.144
.142
.144
.151
.144

.146
.144
.144
.144
.144
.144
.142
.144
.144
.143
.149
.149
.156

.088
.072
.114
.148
.143
.122
.091
.076
.062
.056
.054
.056
.057

.183
.158
.163
.163
.171
.185
.192
.189
.191
.191
.197
.197
.193

.163
.144
.142
.144
.150
.151
.164
.168
.172
.174
.181
.187
.177

.164
.149
.149
.149
.164
.164
.164
.167
.171
.172
.173
.172
.174

125
123
128
121
122
122
124
123
123
122
128
131
132

.059
.059
.058
.054
.051
.053
.055
.063
.066
.064
.065
.063
.059

.192
.201
.195
.196
.197
.196
.195
.197
.195
.192
.188
.180
.171

.183
.180
.176
.177
.174
.174
.170
.171
.171
.189
.194
.199
.223

.175
.178
.176
.181
.172
.174
.171
.171
.170
.173
.173
.170
.185

141
135
136
138
139
142
140
142
145
144
145
141
149

.086
.053
.054
.067
.088
.094
.118
.128
.099
.084
.077
.080
.084

.141
.162
.153
.145
.134
.133
.135
.137
.141
.137
.142
.13)
. 133

.266
.210
.216
.213
.222
.230
.252
.238
.305
.325
.333
.337
.313

.204
.179
.183
.174
.177
.181
.185
.190
.195
.226
.253
.251
.256

210

RETAIL PRICES, 1913 TO DECEMBER, 1919.
T a b l e C .— A V E R A G E A N D

R E L A T I V E R E T A I L P R IC E S O F
B Y M ONTHS AND

JA C K SO N V IL LE , F L A .— C oncluded.

Year and m onth.

Milk,
evap­
orated.
15-16ounce can.
Average
price.

Oleo­
marga­
rine,
pound.
Average
price.

N ut
marga­
rine,
pound.
Average
price.

Crisco,
pound.
Average
price.

Rolled
oats,
pound.
Average
price.

Com
flakes,
8-ounce
package.
Average
price.

Cream of
Wheat,
28-ounce
package.
Average
price.

$0.423
.418
.408
.403
.409
.406
.417
.424
.440
.434
.433
.436
.444

$0.379
.383
.383
.363
.376
.358
.370
.386
.382
.387
.383
.390
.385

$0,363
.334
.338
.328
.326
.334
.343
.396
.410
.398
.374
.384
.396

$0,106
.102
.095
.105
.106
.104
.105
.106
.109
.108
.109
.108
.113

$0.147
.144
.144
.146
.146
.144
.147
.147
.147
.149
.151
.150
.148

$0,255
.254
.255
.253
.255
.253
.253
.253
.254
.255
.250
. 252
.278

1919—Concluded.
Average for y e a r ..........

January.....................
February..................
M arch.......................
A pril..........................
M ay...........................
Jun e..........................
J u ly ...........................
A ugust......................
Septem ber................
October.....................
Novem ber.................
December.................

$0.162
.155
.167
.154
.154
.153
.156
.160
.169
.168
.166
.168
.173

T a b l e !>.— A V E R A G E AND R E L A T IV E F A M IL Y E X P E N D IT U R E S FO R 22

AND
JACKSONVILLE, FLA.
[Average expenditure for the year 1913=100.]
1913

1914

1915

Month.
Average.
Average for year..........

January....................
February.................
March.......................
A pril........................
M ay..........................
J m y ..........................
A ugust.....................
Septem ber...............
October....................
N ovem ber................
D ecem ber................




$377.10
2 375.81
2 369.06
2 370.40
2 374.84
2 365. 28
2 367.61
2 371. 76
2 377. 54
2 383. 26
2 385. 73
2 390. 42
a 390. 25

Relative.
100
100
98
98
99
97
97
99
100
102
102
104
103

Average.
$381. 66
2 386.33
2 376.15
2 376.49
2 363.76
2 366.13
2 373. 85
2 379. 23
2 390.62
2 394.99
2 390. 25
2 391.12
2 391.74

1 See footnote on p. 10.

Relative.
101
102
100
100
96
97
99
101
104
105
103
104
104

Average.
$377.80
2 386.42
2 378.36
2 369.91
2 374.59
2 378.77
2 379.65
2 374.42
2 373. 27
2 369.61
2 375.57
2 381.96
2 390. 44

R elative.
100
102
100
98
99
100
101
99
95
98
100
101
104

211

GEN ERAL TAB LES.

SPECIFIED FOOD A R TICLES, B Y CITIES, 1913 TO
Y E A R S — Continued.
JACKSONVILLE, FLA.— Concluded.

Macaroni,
pound.
Average
price.

Cabbage,
pound.
Average
price.

$0,208
.216
.211
.200
.206
.207
.207
.210
.216
.209
.209
.206
.204

$0,063
.057
.053
.048
.059
.059
.059
.077
.076
.065
.065
.064
.069

Corn,
canned,
No. 2 can.
Average
price.

Beans,
baked,
No. 2 can.
Average
price.

$0,179
.187
.193
.185
.182
.182
.175
.175
.174
.169
.178
.174
.179

$0,209
.225
.215
.212
.213
.204
.207
.206
.206
.201
.202
.209
.205

Peas,
canned,
No. 2 can.
Average
price.

Tomatoes,
canned,
No. 2 can.
Average
price.

$0,213
.227
.215
.202
.201
.202
.215
.211
.226
.218
.221
.203
.217

$0,152
.167
.156
.145
.149
.146
.150
.148
.154
.152
.154
.154
.153

1919,

Oranges,
dozen.
Average
price.

Bananas,
dozen.
Average
price.

$0,503

$0,378
.350
.333
.375
.379
.386
.375
.388
.417
.350
.383
.400
.400

•

.367

.405
.471
.558

.633
.700
.750
.450
.350
.367

FOOD A R T IC L E S 1 COM BINED, B Y CITIES, 1913 TO 1919, B Y MONTHS
YEARS.
JACKSONVILLE, FLA.
[Average expenditure for the year 1913=100.]

1917

1916
Average.

Relative.

$408.31

a387.21
a381. 79
* 385.82
a390.08
*393.99
» 395.54
a400.21
2409.19
a417.55
M27.64
2447.92
2456.14

108

103
101
102

103
104
105
106
109
111

113
119
121

Average.
$521.53

2453.53
2470.32
2471.33
2 507.71
2 515.41
2 523. 77
a 522.13
2 528.85
«543.00
a565.25
a575.18
a578.11

1918
R elative.
138
120

125
125
135
137
139
138
140
144
150
153
153

Average.
$613.06

a594.74
2 591.08
a548.70
2 544.42
2 575.22
a583.15
2 591.64
2 612.39
2 632.34
2661.69
2 672.38
2690.34

1919
Relative.
163

158
157
152
151
153
155
157
162
168
175
178
183

Average.
$677.13

2695.89
2 634.19
2636.39
2 659.75
2669.73
2682.31
2 681.58
2699.82
2 681.86
2682.08
2694.52
2708.50

R elative.
180

185
168
169
175
178
181
181
186
181
181
184
188

2 C o s t o f y e a r 's s u p p l y a t p r ic e s c h a r g e d i n s p e c ifie d m o n t h .
T h e e x p e n d it u r e s for M a r c h a n d A p r i l ,
1 9 1 8 , d o n o t i n c l u d e a n y a m o u n t s p e n t fo r h e n s , a s b y o r d e r o f t h e U . S . F o o d A d m i n i s t r a t i o n n o h e n s
w e r e s o l d i n th e s e m o n t h s .




212

RETAIL PRICES, 1913 TO DECEMBER, 1919.
T a b l e C.— A V E R A G E AND R E L A T IV E R E T A IL PRIC ES OP

B Y MONTHS AND
KANSAS CITY, M O.
[Average prices for 1913=100.]

Sirloin steak Round steak
(pound).
(pound).

Rib roast
(pound).

Chuck roast
(pound).

Plate beef
(pound).

Pork chops
(pound).

Year and month.
Aver­ R el­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­
age ative age ative age ative age ative age ative age ative
price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price.
1013: Ay. for y e a r... $0.240
January..............
.218
February............
.219
March.................. .228
.244
A pril...................
.247
M ay.....................
June..................... .247
.247
July.....................
A ugust................ .244
.247
September..........
October............... .249
N ovember........... . 246
D ecem ber........... . 246

100 $0.214
91
.195
91
.200
95
.202
102
.212
103
.216
103
.216
103
.218
102
.223
103
.223
104
.223
103
.223
103
.221

100 $0.178
91
.167
93
.167
94
.177
99
.179
101
.184
101
.182
102
.178
104
.180
104
.177
104
.180
104
.181
103
.181

100 $0.150
94
.140
94
.138
99
.147
101
.148
.149
103
102
.150
100
.149
101
.153
99
.154
.156
101
102
.156
.156
102

100 $0.117
.103
93
.105
92
.114
98
.119
99
.120
99
.117
100
.117
99
.123
102
.121
103
.122
104
.122
104
.122
104

100 $0,200
88
.180
90
.173
.192
97
102
.200
.192
103
100
.187
.204
100
105
.209
103
.228
104
.231
104
.208
104
.196

100
90
87
96
100
96
94
102
105
114
116
104
98

1914: Av. for y e a r...
January..............
February............
March..................
A pril...................
M ay.....................
June.....................
Ju ly.....................
A ugust................
September..........
October...............
November...........
December...........

.258
.249
.246
.249
.244
.258
.258
.261
.272
.272
.263
.259
.259

108
104
103
104
102
108
108
109
113
113
110
108
108

.223
104
.224
105
.222
104
.222
104
101
.217
.219
102
.222
104
.222
104
.232 i 108
.232
108
.227
106
.222
104
101
.216

.182
.176
.181
.179
.178
.176
.179
.184
.186
.186
.188
.188
.186

102
99
102
101
100
99
101
103
104
104
106
106
104

.160
.157
.161
.158
.158
.161
.161
.161
.163
.165
.160
.160
.159

107
105
107
105
105
107
107
107
109
110
107
107
106

.121
.116
.122
.118
.121
.122
.122
. 122?
.121
.121
.121
.121
.122

103
99
104
101
103
104
104
104
103
103
103
103
104

.208
.194
.198
.199
.204
.207
.199
.209
.256
.232
.218
.201
.175

104
97
99
100
102
104
100
105
128
116
109
101
88

1915: Av. for y e a r...
January..............
February.......
March..................
A pril...................
M ay.....................
June.....................
Ju lv.....................
A ugust................
September..........
October...............
November...........
December...........

.256
.250
.250
.244
.252
.258
.258
.258
.261
.263
.266
.262
.253

107
104
104
102
105
108
108
108
109
110
111
109
105

.223
.217
.208
.208
.225
.227
.227
.232
.227
.227
.225
.228
.222

104
101
97
97
105
106
106
108
106
106
105
107
104

.185
.185
.182
.182
.186
.184
.185
.188
.186
.186
.188
.188
.184

104
104
102
102
104
103
104
106
104
104
106
106
103

.156
.156
.150
.149
.154
.156
.157
.161
.161
.159
.160
.156
.156

104
104
100
99
103
104
105
107
107
106
107
104
104

.122
.121
.119
.119
.121
.122
.122
.122
.123
.126
.122
.125
.121

104
103
102
102
103
104
104
101
105
108
104
107
103

.189
.168
.152
.161
.195
.187
.187
.198
.207
.222
.225
.203
.166

95
84
76
81
98
94
94
99
104
111
113
102
83

1916: Av. for y e a r ...
January..............
February............
March..................
A pril...................
M ay.....................
June.....................
Ju ly.....................
A ugust................
September..........
October...............
November...........
D ecem ber...........

.269
.253
.253
.266
.266
.269
.279
.276
.275
.279
.272
.279
.266

112
105
105
111
111
112
116
115
115
116
113
116
111

.237
.222
.222
.224
.231
.239
.251
.257
.244
.247
.234
.241
.237

111
104
104
105
108
112
117
120
114
115
109
113
111

.193
.184
.184
.192
.192
.192
.199
.196
.193
.196
.193
.193
.196

108
103
103
108
108
108
112
110
108
110
108
108
110

.160
.155
.155
.156
.159
.161
.164
.164
.159
.160
.163
.167
.159

107
103
103
104
106
107
109
109
106
107
109
111
106

.129
.124
.125
.124
.126
.127
.130
.133
.134
.129
.129
.132
.129

110
106
107
106
108
109
111
114
115
110
110
113
110

.214
.181
.177
.214
.209
.209
.206
.209
.224
.253
.246
.229
.211

107
91
89
107
105
105
103
105
112
127
123
115
106

1917: Av. for year ..
January..............
February.............
March..................
A pril...................
M ay.....................
June.....................
Ju ly.....................
A ugust................
September..........
October...............
November___. . .
December...........

.307
.273
.276
.289
.314
.317
.321
.319
.318
.314
.317
.311
.311

128
114
115
120
131
132
134
133
133
131
132
130
130

.281
.234
.244
.259
.291
.299
.303
.296
.297
.292
.292
.286
.283

131
109
114
121
136
140
142
138
139
136
136
134
132

.223
.196
.196
.208
.224
.225
.236
.232
.233
.233
.235
.231
.228

125
110
110
117
126
126
133
130
131
131
132
130
128

.193
.160
.164
.181
.192
.197
.210
.210
.206
.201
.198
.197
.195

129
107
109
121
128
131
140
140
137
134
132
131
130

.159
.130
.141
.146
.157
.166
.172
.173
.170
.167
.165
.161
.155

136
111
121
125
134
142
147
148
145
143
141
138
132

.304
. 214
.246
.265
.298
.295
.296
.299
.328
.375
.382
.333
.317

152
107
123
133
149
148
148
150
164
188
191
167
159




213

GENERAL TABLES.
S P E C IF IE D F O O D A R T IC L E S , B Y C IT I E S , 1913 TO 1919,
Y E A R S — C ontinued.

KANSAS CITY, M O.
[Average prices for 1913=100.]
Bacon,
sliced
(pound).

Ham,
sliced
(pound).

Lard
(pound).

Lamb
(pound).

Hens
(pound).

Sal­
mon,
canned
pound.

Eggs (dozen).
Strictly
fresh.

Stor­
age.

Butter
(pound).

Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Aver­ Rel­
age ative age. ative age ative age ative age ative age
age ative
age ative age
price. price price. price price. price price. price price. price price. price. price price. price. price
$0. 297
.282
.284
.284
.284
.288
.288
.306
.313
.313
.313
.309
.303

100 $0.285
.264
95
96
.275
96
.279
98
.281
97
.278
97
.278
103
.288
105
.306
105
.303
105
.294
104
.288
102
.288

100 $0.163
. 159
93
96
.161
98
. 162
.162
99
.162
98
.162
98
.162
101
.164
107
.164
106
.164
103
.164
101
.164
101

.298
.291
.291
.284
.291
.294
.300
.303
.315
.313
.307
.293
.289

100
98
98
96
98
99
101
102
106
105
103
* 99
97

.288
.281
.288
.288
.281
.284
.294
.294
.300
.300
.286
.279
.279

101
99
101
101
99
100
103
103
105
105
100
98
98

.162
.164
.164
.164
.161
.161
.161
.161
.161
.161
.162
.162
.157

99
101
101
101
99
99
99
99
99
99
99
99
96

.286
.282
.269
.276
.278
.278
.284
.288
.284
.281
.296
.307
.304

96
95
91
93
94
94
96
97
96
95
100
103
102

.278
.281
.275
.269
.272
.275
.275
.278
.275
.275
.286
.289
.282

98
99
96
94
95
96
96
98
96
96
100
101
99

.154
.156
.156
.156
.156
.156
.157
.147
.147
.147
.157
.157
.157

.300
.300
.289
.293
.293
.300
.300
.300
.300
.307
.307
.307
.307

101
101
97
99
99
101
101
101
101
103
103
103
103

. 3G0
.289
.289
.289
.300
.300
.300
.300
.300
.307
.307
.314
.307

105
101
101
101
105
105
105
105
105
108
108
110
108

.419
.300
.314
.350
.407
.438
.439
.422
.431
.463
.477
.494
.493

141
101
106
118
137
147
148
142
145
156
161
166
166

.399
.307
.321
.361
.395
.433
.412
.404
.408
.419
.433
.440
.450




$0.383
100
.400
114 SO 250
.
.170
.415
92
. 406
84
.398
76
.353
78
.348
81
.354
84
.354
92
.388
105
.388
127
.325
.391
128
.330
.403
138

100
104
108
106
104
92
91
92
92
101
101
102
105

.279
.380
.314
.253
.203
230
.226
.239
.257
.286
.271
.325
.360

101
138
114
92
74
81
• 82
87
93
101
99
118
131

.364
.408
.365
.353
.321
.334
.340
.343
.355
.371
.374
.399
.403

95
107
95
92
84
87
89
90
93
97
98
104
105

100 $0.206
.206
102
.206
105
.206
106
.206
102
.206
102
.206
98
.206
95
.206
96
.206
99
.207
99
.207
99
98
.207

.270
.366
.281
.231
.227
.227
.221
.221
.233
.272
.303
.326
.327

93
133
103
84
83
83
80
80
85
99
110
119
119

.356
.396
.375
.351
.353
.349
.346
.331
.320
.325
.356
.371
.393

93
103
98
92
92
91
90
86
84
85
93
97
103

114
105
106
115
118
116
115
114
111
116
116
118
120

.203
.207
.208
.208
.210
.208
.207
.207
.207
.207
.207
.214
.214

.315
.336
.308
.244
.249
.249
.261
.283
.305
.336
.370
.430
.413

115
122
112
89
91
91
95
103
111
122
135
156
150

.392
.387
.381
.403
.406
.381
.367
.349
.354
.389
.404
.433
.449

102
101
99
105
106
99
96
91
92
102
105
113
117

147
127
139
144
155
154
150
146
140
151
156
149
155

.265
.214
.221
.229
.242
.268
.273
.281
.288
.292
.2%
.288
.291

.424
.470
.448
.322
.390
.388
.395
.386
.397
.446
.449
.468
.523

154
171
163
117
142
141
144
140
144
162
163
170
190

.473
.447
.457
.453
.497
.454
.460
.448
.458
.491
.502
.500
.511

124
117
119
118
130
119
120
117
120
128
131
131
13 a

100 $0.170
.160
88
.161
90
.174
95
.182
110
.187
103
.180
105
102
.178
.169
103
.168
101
101
.161
.158
101
103
.164

100
94
95
102
107
110
106
105
99
99
95
93
96

$0. 275
.313
.254
.231
.209
.214
.222
.231
.253
288
.350
.353
.380

.188
.184
.184
.184
.184
.189
.193
.190
.192
.190
.187
.187
.187

103
101
101
101
101
101
106
104
105
104
103
103
103

.177
.173
.185
.182
.193
.188
.176
.176
.176
.173
.171
.167
.164

104
102
109
107
114
111
104
104
104
102
101
98
96

94
96
96
96
96
96
96
90
90
90
96
96
96

.193
.189
.187
.187
.193
.199
.204
.203
.197
.192
.192
.192
.183

106
101
103
103
106
109
112
112
108
105
105
105
101

.170
.173
.178
.180
.174
.174
,166
.161
.164
.168
.169
.168
.166

.186
.158
.161
. 159
.164
.186
.187
.188
.187
.197
.201
.219
.232

114
97
99
98
101
114
115
115
115
121
123
134
142

.212
.205
.206
.213
.206
.210
.220
.214
.220
.214
.206
.217
.208

116
113
113
117
113
115
121
118
121
118
113
119
114

.194
.179
.181
.195
.201
.198
.195
.194
.189
.197
.198
.200
.204

140
.288
.226
108
113
.232
127 , .244
139
.280
152
.294
145
.295
142
.287
143
.290
.302
147
152
.323
154
.338
.346
158

177
139
142
150
172
180
181
176
178
185
198
207
212

.258
.220
.239
.214
.259
.274
.272
.279
.292
.262
.270
.259
.257

142
121
131
118
142
151
149
153
160
144
148
142
141

.250
.216
.237
.245
.263
.261
.255
.248
.238
.257
.265
.253
.263

100 $9.18?
98
.161
99
.163
99
.173
99
.201
99
.187
.192
99
.185
99
.187
101
.183
101
.183
101
.183
101
.187
101

.360

.290
.293
.295

.277
.283
.290
.225

.400
.373
.417

.424
.451

214

RE T A IL PRIC ES, 1913 TO D ECEM BER, 1919.

T able C .— A V E R A G E AN D R E L A T IV E R E T A IL PRIC ES OP
B Y MONTHS AND
KANSAS CITY, M O .— Continued.
[Average prices for 1913=100.]

Sirloin steak Round steak
(pound).
(pound).

Chuck roast
(pound).

Rib roast
(pound).

Pork chops
(pound).

P late beef
(pound).

Year and month.
Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ R el­
age ative age ative age ative age ative age ative age ative
price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price.
1918: Av. fo r y ear .. $0.360
January..............
.321
February............. .321
March.................. .329
A pril.................... .360
M ay.....................
.370
June..................... .379
J u ly .....................
.378
A u gu st................ .375
September..........
.380
October............... .373
November........... .370
.364
Decem ber...........

150 $0.342
134
.292
134
.296
137
.302
.335
150
154
.357
158
.362
158
.368
156
.366
158
.365
155
.361
154
.352
.345
152

160 $0.270
136
.229
138
.233
141
.243
157
.280
167
.282
169
.288
172
.289
.284
171
.279
171
169
.277
164
.284
161
.275

152 $0.238
.195
129
.202
131
.211
137
.241
157
158
.253
.258
162
.259
162
.256
160
.259
157
156
.243
.236
160
.238
154

159 $0.198
130
.163
135
.167
141
.168
161
.197
169
.208
172
.216
173
.218
171
.213
173
.210
162
.210
157
.200
159
.203

169
139
143
144
168
178
185
186
182
179
179
171
174

i$0.359
i .315
! *310
; .311
i .329
i .330
; .351
1 .352
.384
.428
.438
.376
.379

180
158
155
156
165
165
176
176
192
214
219
188
190

1919: Av. fo r yea r ..
January..............
February.............
March..................
A pril....................
May.....................
June.....................
J u ly .....................
A ugust................
September..........
October...............
November...........
Decem ber...........

157
158
158
163
168
170
164
163
153
150
145
144
143

162
162
164
169
177
178
174
168
162
156
149
147
143

158
157
154
163
171
173
167
166
156
149
146
144
147

155
160
163
169
173
175
166
161
153
141
137

159
169
174
176
178
179
171
169
159
141
134

.383
.365
.336
.353
.381
.393
.380
.418
.424
.418
.413
.374
.335

192
183
168
177
191
197
190
209
212
209
207
187
168

.376
.378
.378
.392
.402
.408
.394
.390
.368
.361
.348
.345
.343

.347
.346
.350
.362
.378
.381
.373
.360
.347
.333
.319
.315
.305

.281
.279
.274
.291
.304
.308
.297
.295
.277
.266
.260
.257
.261

.233
.240
.245
.253
.259
.263
.249
.241
.229
.211
.205
.198
.202

132

135

.186
.198
.204
.206
.208
.210
.200
.198
.186
.165
.157
.150
.145

128

124

I

Bread (pound).
Cheese (pound).

Milk, fresh
(quart).

Year and month.
Aver­
age
price.

Rela­
tiv e
price.

1913: Av. for y e a r .......
January....................
February.................
March.......................
April.........................
May..........................
Jun e.........................
July..........................
August.....................
Septem ber..............
October................ .
N ovem ber...............
December................

$0. 217
.215
.215
.215
.217
.217
.218
.218
.218
.218
.218
.220
.220

100
99
99
99
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
101
101

1914: Av. fo r y e a r ........
January....................
February.................
March.......................
April.....................
May..........................
J u n e ........................
July..........................
August.....................
Septem ber..............
October....................
N ovem ber...............
December................

.239
.223
.227
.235
.237
.237
.238
. 242
.243
.247
.247
.247
.247

110
103
105
108
109
109
110
112
112
114
114
114
114

Scaling
weight.

Baked weight.

Flour, wheat
(pound).

Aver- ‘ Rela­
tiv e
age
price.
price.

Aver­
age
price.

Aver­
age
price.

Rela­
tiv e
price.

Aver­
age
price.

Rela­
tiv e
pric e.

$0,089
.087
.087
.087
.087
.087
.087
.087
.091
.093
.093
.091
.093

100
98
98
98
98
98
98
98
102
104
104
102
104

$0.053
.052
.052
.052
.053
.053
.054
.054
.053
.053
.053
.053
.053

$0.060
.059
.059
.059
.060
.060
.061
.061
.060
.060
.060
.060
.060

100
98
98
98
100
100
102
102
100
100
100
100
100

$0.030
.031
.030
.030
.030
.030
.030
.030
.030
.030
.030
.030
.030

100
103
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100

.091
.093
.093
.090
.090
.090
.090
.090
.090
.090
.090
.090
.090

102
104
104
101
101
101
101
101
101
101
101
101
101

.054
.054
.053
.054
.054
.054
.053
.054
.054
.054
.055
.055
.057

.061
.061
.060
.061
.061
.061
.060
.061
.061
.061
.062
.062
.064

102
102
100
102
102
102
100
102
102
102
103
103
107

.030
.030
.029
.029
.029
.029
.029
.029
.029
.033
.032
.033
.034

100
100
97
97
97
97
97
97
97
110
107
110
113

i N o h e n s s o ld i n M a r c h a n d A p r i l , 1 9 1 8 , b y o r d e r o f t h e TJ. S . F o o d A d m i n i s t r a t i o n .




215

GENERAL TABLES.
S P E C IF IE D F O O D
Y E A R S — C ontinued.

A R T IC L E S ,

BY

C IT IE S ,

1913

TO

1919,

KANSAS CITY, MO.—Continued.
[A verage prices fo r 1913=100.]

Ham ,
sliced
(pound).

Bacon,
sliced
(pound).

Lard
(pound).

Hens
(pound).

Lamb
(pound).

Sal­
mon,
cann’d
pound.

Eggs (dozen).
Strictly
fresh.

Stor-

Butter
(pound).

Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Aver­ Rel­
age ative
age ative age ative age ative age ative age ative age
age ative age
price. price price. price price. price price. price price. price price. price. price price. price. price
$0.542
.492
.493
.495
.506
.525
.531
.530
.559
.578
.591
.602
.600
.571
.609
.583
.540
.587
.588
.589
.596
.583
-563
.552
.527
.532

182 $0.
166
166
167
170
177
179
178
188
.517
195
.516
199
.519
203
.527
202
.531

174
163
160
161
169
170
175
175
181
181
182
185
186

> 347
.
.343
.344
.344
.348
.346
.343
.345
.349
.349
.352
.352
.352

213
210
211
211
214
212
210
212
214
214
216
216
216

1.295
.265
.271
.255
.303
.313
.313
.318
.300
.300
.309
.297
.292

162 $0,309
.276
146
149
.293
140
C
1)
166
C
1)
172
.306
.310
172
.316
175
165
.313
165
.326
.321
170
.312
163
160
.316

192
205
196
182
198
198
198
201
196
190
186
177
179

192
194
191
186
190
197
199
196
199
193
189
187
184

.387
.352
.345
.352
.376
.408
.424
.442
.435
.394
.378
.383
.358

237
216
212
216
231
250
260
271
267
242
232
235
220

.317
.325
.336
.343
.352
.343
.325
.316
.306
.284
.289
.291
.294

174
179
185
188
193
188
179
174
168
156
159
160
162

.548
.553
.544
.531
.541
.562
.568
.560
.568
.550
.540
.532
.525

Corn meal
(pound).

Rice (pound).

$0.306 $0,507
.295
.587
.292
.586
.300
.397
.300
.386
.382
.297
.394
.297
.435
.303
.310
.457
.487
.313
.321
.554
.323
.668
.316
.755
.327
.327
.327
.314
.319
.329
.322
.325
.319
.331
.329
.331
.346

.344
.355
.400
.390
.380
.365
.367
.355
.344

Sugar, granu­
lated (pound).

Potatoes
(pound).

.566
.712
.454
.459
.456
.497
.478
.508
.529
.521
.630
.709
.842

$0. 563
184
.549
213 $0.525
.562
.500
213
.534
144
.482
140
.485
139
.484
143
.499
158
.521
166
.602
177
201
.647
.665
.522
243
.552
275
.723

147
143
147
139
126
127
126
130
136
157
169
174
189

.675
.732
.556
.651
.692
.666
.633
.621
.632
.645
.708
.764
.805

176
191
145
170
181
174
165
162
165
168
185
199
210

206
259
165
167
166
181
174
185
192
189
229
258
306

.590

.500

Coffee (pound).

Tea (pound).

Aver­
age
price.

Rela­
tiv e
price.

Aver­
age
price.

Rela­
tiv e
price.

Aver­
age
price.

Rela­
tiv e
price.

Aver­
age
price.

Rela­
tiv e
price.

Aver­
age
price.

Rela­
tiv e
price.

Aver­
age
price.

Rela­
tiv e
price.

$0.026
.025
.026
.025
.025
.025
.025
.026
.027
.028
.028
.029
.028

100
96
100
96
96
96
96
100
104
108
108
112
108

$0.087
.087
.087
.087
.087
.087
.087
.087
.087
.087
.087
.087
.087

100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100

$0.017
.015
.014
.015
.015
.014
.015
.018
.019
.020
.019
.020
.019

100
88
82
88
88
82
88
106
112
118
112
118
112

$0.057
.059
.056
.056
.055
.055
.055
.057
.057
.059
.057
.057
.055

100
104
98
98
96
.96
96
100
100
104
100
100
96

$0.278
.278
.278
.278
.278
.278
.278
.278
.278
.278
.278
.278
.278

100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100

$0.540
.540
.540
.540
.540
.540
.540
.540
.540
.540
.540
.540
.540

100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100

.030
.030
.030
.030
.030
.030
.030
.030
.030
.032
.030
.030
.031

115
115
115
115
115
115
115
115
115
123
115
115
119

.089
.087
.087
.087
.087
.087
.087
.091
.091
.091
.091
.091
.091

102
100
100
100
100
100
100
105
105
105
105
105
105

.019
.020
.020
.020
.018
.019
.025
.023
.017
.020
.016
.015
.015

112
118
118
118
106
112
147
135
100
118
94
88
88

.059
.052
.053
.051
.052
.051
.054
.053
.075
.080
.064
.062
.061

104
91
93
89
91
89
95
93
132
140
112
109
107

.282
.280
.280
.280
.280
.280
.280
.283
.283
.283
.283
.283
.283

101
101
101
101
101
101
101
102
102
102
102
102
102

.560
.560
.560
.560
.560
.560
.560
.560
.560
.560
.560
.560
.560

104
104
104
104
104
104
104
104
104
104
104
104
104




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R E T A IL PRIC ES, 1913 TO D ECEM BER, 1919.
T a b l e C .— A V E R A G E A N D R E L A T I V E R E T A I L P R IC E S O F
B Y M ONTHS AN D
K A N S A S CITY , M O .— Continued.
[Average prices for 1913=100.]
id (pound).
Cheese
(pound).

Milk, fresh
(quart).

Year and month.

Scaling
weight.

Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Rela­ Aver­
age
tive
tive
age
age
price. price. price. price, price.
1915: Av. fo r year
January..........
February........
March..............
April................
May........ .......
J u n e................
July.................
August............
Septem ber. i ..
October...........
N ovem ber____
December....... .

). 241
.243
.243
.242
.239
.238
.239
.238
.238
.238
.243
.243
.246

$111
112
112
112
110
110
110
110
110
110
112
112
113

$0.095
.093
.093

1916: Av. for year
January.......... .
February........
March..............
April..........
MTay.................
J un e................
July.................
August............
Septem ber___
October...........
N ovem b er._
_
December.......

.270
.257
.257
.257
.257
.257
.257
.257
.258
.274
.279
.314
.319

1917: Av. for year
January...........
February........
March..............
April................
May.................
June................
July.................
August............
Septem ber___
October...........
N ovem b er._
_
December.......

Baked
weight.

Flour, wheat
(pound).

Corn meal
(pound).

Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Rela­
age
tive
age
tive
age
tive
price. price. price. price. price. price.

$107

.091
.091
.094
.094
.100
.100
.100
.100

104
104
104
104
102
102
106
106
112
112
112
112

$0,063
.057
.063
.063
.063
.065
.065
.065
.065
.064
.063
.063
.063

$0.071
.064
.071
.071
.071
.073
.073
.073
.073
.072
.071
.071
.071

$118
107
118
118
118
122
122
122
122
120
118
118
118

$0. 040
.037
.044
.043
.043
.044
.041
.040
.040
.038
.037
.036
.037

$133
123
147
143
143
147
137
133
133
127
123
120
123

$0.032
.032
.031
.032
.031
.031
.031
.032
.032
.032
.031
.032
.032

$123
123
119
123
119
119
119
123
123
123
119
123
123

124
118
118
118
118
118
118
118
119
126
129
145
147

.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100

112
112
112
112
112
112
112
112
112
112
112
112
112

.069
.062
.065
.066
.066
.066
.066
.066
.068
.074
.073
.076
.075

.078
.070
.073
.074
.074
.074
.074
.074
.077
.083
.082
.086
.084

130
117
122
123
123
123
123
123
128
138
137
143
140

.041
.037
.038
.036
.036
.036
.035
.035
.041
.047
.049
.054
.051

137
123
127
120
120
120
117
117
137
157
163
180
170

.034
.032
.032
.031
.032
.032
.032
.032
.033
.034
.036
.038
.038

131
123
123
119
123
123
123
123
127
131
138
146
146

.324
.326
.340
.348
.347
.347
.343
.345
.348
.350
.350
.347

158
149
150
157
160
160
160
158
159
160
161
161
160

.107
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.107
.100
.122
.123
.126

120
112
112
112
112
112
112
112
120
112
137
138
142

.091
.080
.081
.083
.087
.090
.095

.102
.090
.091
.093
.098
.101
.107
.110
.108
.110
.108
.106
.099

170
150
152
155
163
168
178
183
180
183
180
177
165

.067
.053
.053
.054
.069
.088
.081
.070
.072
.068
.066
.065
.062

223
177
177
180
230
293
270
233
240
227
220
217
207

.058
.038
.038
.044
.052
.062
.062
.063
.072
.065
.062
.072
.068

223
146
146
169
200
238
238
242
277
250
238
277
262

1918: Av. for year
January...........
February.........
March..............
April................
May.................
Jun e................
July.................
August............
Septem ber___
October...........
Novem ber____
December.......

.373
.352
.360
.363
.356
.351
.341
.350
.357
.370
.398
.425
.457

172
162
166
167
164
162
157
161
165
171
184
196
211

.135
.122
.123
.122
.122
.123
.122
.133
.143
.143
.143
.160
.160

152
137
138
137
137
138
137
149
161
161
161
180
180

.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100

167
167
167
167
167
167
167
167
167
167
167
167
167

.066
.062
.064
.067
.067
.067
.067
.067
.067
.065
.064
.064
.069

220
207
213
223
223
223
223
223
223
217
213
213
230

.067
.062
.069
.074
.070
.069
.068
.068
.067
.068
.068
.063
.063

258
238
265
285
269
265
262
262
258
262
262
242
242

1919: Av. for year
January..........
February........
March..............
April................
May.................
June................
July.................
A ugust............
Septem ber___
October...........
Novem ber____
Decem ber........

.436
.463
.407
.411
.422
.429
.434
.441
.453
.451
.441
.444
.439

201
213
188
189
194
198
200
203
209
208
203
205
202

.154
.160
.160
.150
.150
.150
.150
.150
.150
.153
.153
.160
.160

173
180
180
169
169
169
169
169
169
172
172
180
180

.099
.093
.093
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100

165
155
155
167
167
167
167
167
167
167
167
167
167

.068
.064
.064
.064
.068
.070
.070
.070
.069
.067
.067
.070
.075

227
213
213
213
227
233
233
233
230
223
223
233
250

.067
.063
.064
.060
.065
.067
.066
.067
.075
.073
.070
.069
.070

258
242
246
231
250
258
254
258
288
281
269
265
269




.096
.094

217

GENERAL TABLES.

SPECIFIED FOOD AR TIC LE S,
Y E A R S — Continued.

BY

CITIES,

1913 TO

1919,

KANSAS CITY, M O .— Continued.
[Average prices for 1913-= 100.]

Rice
(pound).

Potatoes
(pound).

Sugar,
granulated
(pound).

Coffee
(pound).

Tea
(pound).

Onions,
pound.
Aver­
age
Aver­ Rela Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Rela­ price.
age
age
tive
tive
tive
age
age
tive
age
tive
price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price.
$0. 090
.089
.088
.089
.089
.089
.091
.091
.091
.091
.090
.090
.090

103 $0.016
102
.017
.017
101
.016
102
.016
102
.016
102
105
.017
105
.013
.015
105
.014
105
.014
103
.016
103
.018
103

94 $0.068
100
.062
100
.067
94
.068
94
.070
94
.072
100
.071
76
.069
88
.070
82
.067
82
.062
94
.066
106
.069

119 $0.275
.275
109
.275
118
.275
119
.275
123
126
.275
.275
125
.275
121
.275
123
.275
118
109
.279
116
.279
121
.271

Beans,
Raisins,
navy, Prunes, seeded,
pound. pound. pound.
Aver­ Aver­
Aver­
age
age
age
price.
price.
price.

99 $0.591
99
.588
99
.588
.588
99
99
.588
99
.588
99
.588
99
.588
.586
99
99
.588
100
.600
100
.600
.600
97

109
109
109
109
109
109
109
109
109
109
111
111
111

$0.036
.035
.035
.036
.036
.047
.040
.032
.031
.028
.036
.033
.037

$0. 081
.073
.082
.077
.078
.078
.077
.077
.077
.077
.089
.091
.097

$0.123
.125
.125
.129
.129
.125
.130
.125
.125
.120
.120
.112
.114

$0,138
.142
.142
.142
.142
.142
.135
.155
.135
.135
.134
.134
.134

.093
.093
.093
.093
.093
.093
.093
.093
.093
.093
.093
.093
.093

107
107
107
107
107
107
107
107
107
107
107
107
107

.026
.025
.026
.023
.021
.023
.027
.018
.021
.029
.028
.035
.036

153
147
153
135
124
135
159
106
124
171
165
206
212

.082
.069
.070
.078
.081
.089
.091
.091
.088
.079
.081
.083
.080

144
121
123
137
142
156
160
160
154
139
142
146
140

.271
.271
.271
.271
.271
.271
.271
.271
.271
.271
.271
.271
.271

97
97
97
97
97
97
97
97
97
97
97
97
97

.600
.600
.600
.600
.600
.600
.600
.600
.600
.600
.600
.600
.600

111
111
111
111
111
111
111
111
111
111
111
111
111

.050
.043
.049
.046
.051
.054
.055
.050
.043
.041
.049
.054
.061

.114
.099
.099
.099
.099
.099
.101
.124
.124
.124
.124
.124
.149

.120
.112
.112
.112
.112
.114
.112
.112
.114
.127
.139
.139
.139

.141
.138
.138
.138
.138
.138
.138
.138
.135
.141
.147
.147
.147

.104
.093
.093
.093
.096
.108
.109
.111
.113
.105
.105
.1 11
.1 1 1

120
107
107
107
110
124
125
128
130
121
121
128
128

.046
.041
.051
.053
.062
.061
.069
.047
.036
.029
.031
.032
.045

271
241
300
312
365
359
406
276
212
171
182
188
265

.096
.080
.079
.083
.109
.111
.099
.096
.107
.101
.095
.099
.097

168
140
139
146
191
195
174
168
188
177
167
174
170

.286
.271
.271
.271
.294
.289
.288
.292
.292
.292
.292
.292
.286

103
97
97
97
106
104
104
105
105
105
105
105
103

.603
.600
.600
.600
.608
.600
.608
.612
.608
.604
.608
.592
.600

112
111
111
111
113
111
113
113
113
112
113
110
111

.076
.071
.130
.129
.143
.090
.062
.047
.044
.045
.046
.051
.054

.184
.147
.150
.159
.183
.204
.204
.202
.196
,194
,195
.193
.183

.150
.143
.143
.143
.146
.150
.155
.153
.160
.158
.159
.148
.145

.149
.147
.147
.147
.148
.150
.148
.148
.147
.145
.151
.154
.154

.129
.108
.113
.119
.123
.120
.126
.131
.140
.147
.147
.137
.138

148
124
130
137
141
138
145
151
161
169
169
157
159

.030
.031
.031
.025
.019
.023
.036
.035
.031
.035
.034
.030
.029

176
182
182
147
112
135
212
206
182
206
200
176
171

.101
.102
.100
.100
.099
.095
.093
.095
.099
.100
.110
.111
.113

177
179
175
175
174
167
163
167
174
175
193
195
198

.291
.285
.291
.286
.293
.289
.291
.282
.287
.289
.288
.287
.321

105
103
105
103
105
104
105
101
103
104
104
103
115

.693
.620
.618
.658
. 656
.656
.671
.708
.714
.723
.751
.768
.769

128
115
114
122
121
121
124
131
132
134
139
142
142

.048
.053
.052
.049
.034
.047
.048
.048
.055
.056
.048
.046
.044

.180
.184
.185
.182
.183
.181
.183
.185
.185
.184
.181
.171
.160

.161
.144
.145
.144
.147
.150
.156
.155
.171
.185
.176
.170
.184

.157
.144
.145
.146
.152
.156
.148
.161
.165
.163
.172
.167
.170

.153
.138
.134
.131
.130
.133
.129
.137
.152
.183
.191
.187
187

176
159
154
151
149
153
148
157
175
210
220
215
215

.037
.032
.028
.027
.029
.032
.030
.042
.047
.040
.041
.043
.048

218
188
165
159
171
188
176
247
276
235
241
253
282

.118
.113
.113
.1 11
.1 11
.1 11
.110
.1 11
.119
.116
.127
.130
.139

207
198
198
195
195
195
193
195
209
204
223
228
244

.433
.339
.371
.386
.390
.406
.448
.464
.490
.476
.483
.475
.473

156
122
133
139
140
146
161
167
176
171
174
171
170

.799
.775
.797
.772
.805
.814
.806
.812
.807
.811
.817
.788
.788

148
144
148
143
149
151
149
150
149
150
151
146
146

.083
.047
.047
.089
.092
.114
.105
.095
.086
.074
.076
.079
.091

.131
.156
.140
.130
.130
.131
.125
.130
.127
.130
.130
.123
.125

.239
.185
.190
.190
.196
.215
.233
.248
.236
.271
.319
.296
.290

.204
,177
.182
.193
.178
.182
.187
.187
.186
.221
.223
.254
.264




218

RETAIL PRICES, 1913 TO DECEMBER, 191D.
T able

A V E R A G E AND R E L A T IV E R E T A IL P R IC E S OF
B Y MONTHS AND
KANSAS CITY, M O .— Concluded.

Year and m onth.

Milk,
evap­
orated,
15-16ounce can.
Average
price.

Oleo­
marga­
rine,
pound.
Average
price.

N ut
marga­
rine,
pound.
Average
price.

Crisco,
pound.
Average
price.

Rolled
oats,
pound.
Average
price.

$0.396
.381
.381
.374
.371
.382
.391
.402
.407
.418
.412
.413
.415

$0.354
.353
.351
.352
.349
.354
.354
.356
.358
.356
.359
.354
.356

$0.383
.354
.352
.350
.356
.359
.377
.403
.437
.416
.393
.398
.398

$0.108
.106
.106
.105
.108
.102
.101
.098
.107
.110
.113
.116
.120

Com
flakes,
8-ounce
package.
Average
price.

Cream of
Wheat,
28-ounce
package.
Average
price.

1910—Concluded.
A verage for y e a r ...........
January.....................
February..................
M arch........................
A pril..........................
M ay...........................
Jun e...........................
J u ly . . .......................
A ugust......................
Septem ber................
October.....................
N ovem ber................
December..................

$0.167
.172
.176
.158
.153
.153
.158
.167
.168
.172
.173
.177
.177

T a b l e D . — A V E R A G E AND

$0.150
.149
.149
.148
.130
.150
.150
.149
.150
.150
-150
. 150 1
.150 i

$0,254
.255
.250
.250
.246
.246
.250
.250
.250
.254
.261
.259
.279

R E L A T IV E FA M IL Y E X P E N D IT U R E S FO R 2 2
AND
KANSAS CITY, M O .

[Average expenditure for the year 1913=100.]
1914

1913

1915

Month.
Average.
A verage fo r y e a r .........
January....................
February..................
M arch.......................
A p ril.........................
M ay..........................
J u n e ..........................
J u ly ..........................
A ugust.....................
Septem ber...............
October....................
November................
Decem ber................




$340.12
3 331.99
a 326.74
3 331.41
3 332.79
* 326.75
2 326.56
2 335.58
a 342.52
3 354.97
2 358.99
2 355.98
«356.87

R elative.
100
98
96
97
98
96
96
99
101
104
106
105
105

Average.
$348.57
2 358.02
2 349.07
3 340.16
3 330.54
2 337.10
2 343. 77
2 345.55
3 357.38
2 365.10
2 350.59
2 352.87
2 351.85

1 See footnote on p. 10.

R elative.
102
105
103
100
97
99
101
102
105
107
103
104
103

Average.
$348.64
2 354.64
2 345.81
2 338.12
2 345.87
2 345.55
2 344.04
2 339.67
2 342.86
2 348.72
2 356.10
2 360.00
2 357.92

Relative.
103
104
102
99
102
102
101
100
101
103
105
106
105

219

GENERAL TABLES.

SPECIFIED FOOD
Y E A R S —Continued.

A R TICLES,

BY

CITIES,

1913 TO

1919,

KANSAS CITY, M O .— Concluded.

Cabbage,
pound.
Average
price.

Macaroni,
pound.
Average
price.

$0.191
.196
.193
.190
.193
.191
.192
.192
.191
.192
.189
.190
.187

$0.058
.047
.044
.053
.096
.094
.056
.035
.056
.047
.044
.045
.074

Beans,
baked,
No. 2 can.
Average
price.

Corn,
canned,
No. 2 can.
Average
price.

Peas,
canned,
No. 2 can.
Average
price.

Tomatoes,
canned,
No. 2 can.
Average
price.

$0.169
.165
.166
.172
.164
.167
.164
.168
.170
.170
.170
.173
.173

$0.169
.180
.178
.173
.173
.168
.163
.167
.168
.165
.164
.164
.168

$0.175
.182
.177
.178
.183
.175
.172
.180
.175
.176
.164
.168
.168

$0,163
.179
.174
.162
.161
.164
.161
.162
.160
.156
.158
.155
.158

Bananas,
dozen.
Average
price.

Oranges,
dozen.
Average
price.

$0.445
.433
.414
.413
.417
.429
.428
.429
.450
.425
.460
.517
.525

$0.558
.597
.523
.556
.573
.561
.535
.542
.553
.554
. 564
.573
.563

FOOD A R T IC L E S 1 COM BINED, B Y CITIES, 1913 TO 1919, B Y MONTHS
Y E A R S.
KANSAS CITY, M O.
[Average expenditure for the year 1913=100.]
1917

1916
Average.

Relative.

$389.00

2 369.33
2 367.84

2 370.95
2 372.04
2 376.23
2 381.96
2 372.46
2 381.34
2 406. 25
2 409. 75
2 431.78
2 427.63

114
109
108
109
109
111
112
110
112
119
120
127
126

Average.
$509.99
2 441. 78
2 462. 21
2 467.63
2 527.34
2 538.71
2 545.05
2 510.85
2 513.13
2 516. 74
2 529.52
2 527. 44
2 543.08

1918
Relative.
150
130
136
137
155
158
160
150
151
152
156
155
160

Average.
$570. 82
2 539. 85
2 545.99
2 503.94
2 505,26
2 535.26
2 556.07
2 566.22
2 577.25
2 602.80
2 615.91
2 618.23
2 637.01

1919
Relative.
168
159
161
154
154
157
163
166
170
177
181
182
187

Average.
$635.60
637.37
548.23
2 597. 52
2 623. 87
2 636.51
2 625.29
2 645.57
2 654.34
2 634.02
2 647. 28
2 658. 29
2 676.17

2
2

Relative.
187
187
161
176
183
187
184
190
192
186
190
194
199

2 C o s t o f y e a r ’ s s u p p l y a t p r ic e s c h a r g e d i n s p e c ifie d m o n t h .
T h e e x p e n d i t u r e s fo r M a r c h a n d A p r i l ,
1 91 8 , d o n o t i n c l u d e a n y a m o u n t s p e n t fo r h e n s , a s b y o r d e r o f t h e U . S . F o o d A d m i n i s t r a t i o n n o h e n s
w e r e s o ld i n t h e s e m o n t h s .




220

RETAIL PRICES, 1913 TO DECEMBER, 1919.
T a b l e C.— A V E R A G E AND R E L A T IV E R E T A IL PRIC ES O F

B Y MONTHS AN D
LITTLE ROCK, ARK.
[Average prices for 1913=100.]

Sirloin steak Round steak
(pound).
(pound).

R ib roast
(pound).

Chuck roast
(pound).

Plate beef
(pound).

Pork chops
(pound).

Year and month.
Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­
age ative age ative age ative age ative age ative age ative
price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price.
1913: Av. for y e a r.. $0.254
January..............
.233
February............. .238
March.................. .244
A pril...................
.275
M ay..................... .263
June..................... .263
July.....................
.267
A ugust................ .263
September..........
.250
October............... .250
November........... .250
December........... .250

100 $0.200
92
. 192
94
.194
96
.194
108
.211
104
.200
104
.199
105
.200
104
.206
98
.200
98
.200
98
.200
98
.200

100 $0.194
96
.177
97
.184
97
.184
106
.200
.194
100
.194
100
100
.200
103
.200
100
.200
100
.200
100
.200
100
.200

100 $0.163
91
.150
95
.150
95
.153
103
.169
.163
100
100
.163
.167
103
103
.163
.175
103
.175
103
103
.163
103
.163

100 $0.129
100 $0.210
.125
92
97
.193
92
. i20 J 93
.190
94
. 120J 93
.200
104
.135
105
.213
.135
100
105
.213
.135
105
100
.213
102
.138
107
.233
.135
100
105
.225
107
.130
.215
101
.125
107
97
.213
.130
100
101
.210
.125
100
97
.200

100
92
90
95
101
101
101
111
107
102
101
100
95

1914: Av. for y e a r ..
January..............
February............
March..................
A pril...................
M ay.....................
June.....................
July.....................
A ugust................
September..........
October...............
November...........
December...........

.254
.250
.250
.250
.250
.250
.250
.250
.275
.267
.250
.250
.250

100
98
98
98
98
98
98
98
108
105
98
98
98

.205
.200
.200
.204
.209
.209
.205
.205
.226
.207
.200
.200
.200

103
100
100
102
105
105
103
103
113
104
100
100
100

.195
.190
.187
.187
.199
.195
.195
.195
.209
.207
.192
.192
.192

101
98
96
96
103
101
101
101
108
107
99
99
99

.169
.155
.168
.175
.170
.176
.176
.170
.183
.178
.175
.150
.150

104
95
103
107
104
108
108
104
112
109
107
92
92

.133
.131
.130
.135
.140
.137
.132
.132
.140
.142
.133
.118
.120

103
102
101
105
109
106
102
102
109
110
103
91
93

.226
.218
.214
.214
.224
.241
.215
.219
.271
.250
.227
.215
.208

108
104
102
102
107
115
102
104
129
119
108
102
99

1915: Av. for y e a r. .
January..............
February.............
March..................
A pril....................
May.....................
June.....................
Ju ly.....................
A ugust................
September..........
October...............
November...........
D ecem ber...........

.250
.250
.240
.250
.250
.250
.254
.255
.250
.250
.250
.250
.250

98
.205
98
.200
94
.200
98
.200
.205
98
98
.200
.214
100
100 j .224
98 ! .208
.204
98
98 I .204
98
.200
.200
98

103
100
100
100
103
100
107
112
104
102
102
100
100

.195
.192
.195
.194
.191
.187
.199
.200
.200
.195
.195
.195
.195

101
99
101
100
98
96
103
103
103
101
101
101
101

.157
.150
.152
.152
.152
.168
.170
.169
.162
.152
.152
.154
.154

96
92
93
93
93
103
104
104
99
93
93
94
94

.124
.120
.122
.122
.122
.122
.127
.132
.127
.127
.122
.122
.122

96
93
95
95
95
95
98
102
98
98
95
95
95

.217
.192
.180
.176
.210
.230
.240
.236
.231
.231
.240
.230
.220

103
91
86
84
100
110
114
108
110
110
114
110
105

1916: Av. for y e a r ..
January..............
February............
March..................
A pril...................
May.....................
June.....................
July.....................
A ugust................
September..........
October...............
November...........
December...........

.259
.250
.250
.260
.280
.275
.267
.260
.258
.258
.254
.254
.246

102
98
98
102
110
108
105
102
102
102
100
100
97

.216
.200
.200
.209
.230
.221
.221
.221
.227
.225
.217
.208
.208

108
100
100
105
115
111
111
111
114
113
109
104
104

.203
.195
.195
.199
.214
.206
.206
.208
.202
.202
.202
.202
.202

105
101
101
103
110
106
106
107
104
104
104
104
104

.160
.154
.154
165
.166
.168
.168
.161
.163
.163
.156
.154
.150

98
94
94
101
102
103
103
99
100
100
96
94
92

.133
.122
.122
.132
.137
.138
.146
.138
.133
.133
.138
.129
.129

103
95
95
102
106
107
113
107
103
103
107
100
100

.210
.210
.225
.225
.233
.226
.224
.233
.242
.246
.226
.213

.226

108
100
100
107
107
111
108
107
111
115
117
108
101

1917: Av. for year.
January..............
February............
March..................
A pril....................
M ay.....................
June.....................
July.....................
A ugust................
September..........
October...............
November...........
December...........

.296
.264
.281
.289
.307
.297
.297
.303
.314
.305
.306
.300
.294

117
104
111
114
121
117
117
119
124
120
120
118
116

.261
.224
.236
.249
.264
.265
.268
.266
.269
.276
.278
.273
.269

131
112
118
125
132
133
134
133
135
138
139
137
135

.243
.211
.218
.237
.254
.249
.250
.252
.255
.250
.255
.244
.244

125
109
112
122
131
128
129
130
131
129
131
126
126

.186
.164
.167
.179
.191
.185
.183
.188
.192
.194
.195
.195
.197

114
101
102
110
117
114
112
115
118
119
120
120
121

.163
.138
.146
.163
.167
.168
.167
.163
.168
.169
.168
.166
.169

126
107
113
126
129
130
129
126
130
131
130
129
131

.312
.229
.259
.279
.300
.296
.296
.304
.321
.377
.381
.359

149
109
123
133
143
141
141
145
153
180
181
171




.338

161

GENERAL TABLES.

2

OD A R T IC L E S , B Y C IT IE S , 1913 T O 1919,
led .

LITTLE ROCK, ARK.
[ A v e r a g e p r ic e s fo r 1 9 1 3 = 1 0 0 .]

Ham,
sliced
(pound).

Lard
(pound).

Lamb
(pound).

Hens
(pound).

Sal­
mon,
cann’d
pound.

Eggs (dozen).
Strictly
fresh.

Stor­
age.

Butte r
(pound ).

Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver- Rel- Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Aver­ lelage ative age
age i ;ive
ative age ative age
age ative age ative age ative
price. price price. price price. price
price price. price price. price. price price. price. Xrice
$0.296
.283
.288
.288
.313
.313
.313
.300
.306
.300
.300
.275
.275

$0.159
.148
.150
.150
.154
. 156
.158
.163
.163
. 165
.165
.165
.165

$0. 200
.192
.188
.208
.225
.202
.213
.208
.200
.200
.188
.188
.188

100 ?0.191
96
.172
.176
94
104
.179
.200
113
101
.200
.200
107
.200
104
.183
100
.200
100
.190
94
94
.188
.200
94

100
90
92
94
105
105
105
105
96
105
99
98
105

$0.291
.333
.250
.205
.195
.230
.275
.267
.283
.325
.350
.375
.400
.307
.390
.29-3
.207
.232
.243
.258
.280
.325
.333
.317
.350
.400

100

.305
.288
.300
.300
.310
.310
.305
.310
.340
.333
.300
.283
.283

.206
.211
.205
.210
.214
.210
.205
.205
.215
.200
.200
.192
.200

103
106
103
105
107
105
103
103
108
100
100
96
100

.187
.195
.190
.203
.206
.192
.187
.174
.178
.188
.188
.171
.171

98
102
99
106
108
101
98
91
93
98
98
90
90

.300
.300
.300
.300
.300
.300

126
98
98
110
126
127
126
129
131
136
141
}40
144

.157
.158
.156
.153
.154
.156
. 156
.158
.160
.160
.158
.160
.158

.295
.283
.288
.288
.288

96
9G
94
94
96
99
99

103
97
101
101
105
105
103
105
115
113
101
96
96
100
96
97
97
97
97
101
101
101
101
101
101
101

.148
.153
.152
.150
.150
.150
.150
.150
.145
.139
.144
.143
.146

.200
.206
.210
.210
.210
.214
.210
.210
.210
.210
.210
.210

105
100
103
105
105
105
107
105
105
105
105
105
105

.176
.168
.173
.175
.178
.183
.182
.168
.171
.171
.185
.182
.175

92
88
91
92
93
96
95
88
90
90
97
95
92

L210
.217
.210
.210
.210
.210
.210
.210
.210
.208
.208

.287
.425
.260
.210
.238
.200
.240
.230
.275
.308
.333
.342
.388

72
82
69
82
79
95
106
114
118
133

.338
.310
.300
.320
. 344
.345
.350
.350
.342
.350
.350
.350
.350

114
105
101
108
116
117
118
118
116
118
118
118
118

.173
.145
.145
.150
.100
.169
.169
.165
.170
.180
.190
.218
.220

109
91
91
94
101
106
106
104
107
113
120
137
138

.221
.210
.215
.227
.235
.238
.226
.210
.214
.220
.225
.217
.217

111
105
108
114
118
119
113
105
107
110
113
109
109

.201
.183
.187
.188
.200
.204
.201
.199
.197
.211
.226
.214
.207

105
96
98
98
105
107
105
104
103
110
118
112
108

.209
.200
.200
.200
.200
.200
.200
.200
.217
.217
.217
.225
.228

.318
.363
.275
.225
.233
.231
.260
.250
.330
.350
.380
.450
.467

109
125
95
77
80
79
89
86
113
120
131
155
160

.426
.350
.357
.379
.429
.444
.431
.454
.446
.455
.463
.457
.450

144
118
121
123
145
150
146
153
151
154
156
154
152

.278
.213
.215
.235
.255
.271
.276
.273
.278
.298
.335
.340
.351

175
134
135
148
160
170
174
172
175
187
211
214
221

.287
.231
.264
.271
.307
.306
.290
.295
.286
.307
.308
.288
.292

144
116
132
136
154
153
145
148
143
154
154
144
146

.225
.236
.245
.251
.250
.242
.235
.229
.259
.297
.269
.280

132
118
124
128
131
131
127
123
120
136
156
141
147

.270

.431
.483
.433
.317
.383
.360
.385
.386
.414
.508
.485
.481
.533

148
166
149
109
132
124
132
137
142
175
167
165




. 324

.224
.246
.250
.263
.281
.288
.290
.289
.298
.295
.293

$0.250

.300

.300
.350
.350

.300
.300
.300
.250

.425
.425
.450

.450
.475

$0.425
.450
.450
. 433
.433
.396
.379
.394
.390
.425
.450
.450
.450

100
106
106
102
102
93
89
93
92
100
106
106
106

.450
. 400
.400
.371
.357
.364
.375
.408
.413
.413
.413
.413

94
106
94
94
87
84
86
88
96
97
97
97
97

.376
.417
.400
.370
.370
.360
360
.360
.360
.300
.367
.393
.410

88
98
94
87
87
85
85
85
85
82
86
92
96

.415
.412
.402
.430
.425
.383
.383
.375
.392
.417
.433
.458
.475

98
97
95
101
100
90
90
88
92
98
102
108
112

.495
.444
.454
.480
.530
.451
.479
.472
.486
.517
.544
.530
.550

116
104
107
113
125
106
113
111
114
122
128
125
129

222

R E T A IL PRIC ES, 19*13 TO DECEM BER, 1919.

C.—A V E R A G E AND R E L A T IV E R E T A IL PR IC E S O F
B Y M ONTHS AN D

T able

LITTLE ROCK, ARK.— Continued.
[Average prices for 1913= lOOJ

Sirloin steak Round steak
(pound).
(pound).

Chuck roast
(pound).

R ib roast
(pound).

Plate beef
(pound).

Pork chops
(pound).

Year and month.
Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­
age ative age ative age ative age ative age ative age ative
price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price.
1918: Av. for yea r.. $0.381

January...............
February.............
March..................
A pril....................
May......................
June.....................
Ju ly......................
A ugust................
Septem ber..........
October...............
N ovem ber...........
D ecem ber...........

1919: Av. for y ea r..

Janu ary.. ...........
February.............
March..................
A pril....................
M ay.....................
June.....................
July.....................
A ugust................
September..........
October...............
November...........
D ecem ber..........

.300
.313
.340
.350
.402
.416
.417
.407
.414
.404
.404
.400

150 $0.351

.279
.279
.293
.314
.377
.389
.388
.383
.386
.385
.383
.373

140
140
147
157
189
195
194
192
193
193
192
187
183

164 $0,263

176 $0.318

118
123
134
138
158
164
164
160
163
159
159
157

.389

153

.366

.408
.413
.418
.431
.411
.403
.406
.372
.354
.336
.347
.344

161
163
165
170
162
159
160
146
139
140
137
135

.383
.388
.388
.396
.394
.382
.395
.348
.335
.333
.325
.321

192
194
194
198
197
191
198
174
168
167
163
161

123
125
136
150
175
185
188
170
169
172
174
167

167

.265

163

181
176
178
185
184
178
175
159
148
155
144
144

.279
.287
.291
.294
.283
.288
.267
.245
.240
.237
.237
.232

171
176
179
180
174
177
164
150
147
145
145
142

132
134
134
148
174
183
185
172
181
174
179
170

.324

.352
.342
.346
.358
.356
.345
.339
.308
.287
.300
.279
.279

176 $0,384

183

.194
.197
.193
.222
.247
.260
.244
.237
.234
.235
.229
.227

150
153
150
172
191
202
189
184
181
182
178
176

.338
.344
.337
.338
.356
.362
.385
.401
.435
.463
.436
.408

161
164
160
161
170
172
183
191
207
220
208
194

.213

165

182
187
194
192
186
177
167
151
140
138
137
133

.412

196

.235
.241
.250
.248
.240
.228
.216
.195
.180
.178
.177
.171

161 $0,227

.201
.204
.221
.245
.285
.302
.306
.277
.275
.281
.283
.273

.256
.260
.260
.288
.338
.355
.358
.333
.352
.338
.348
.330

.390
.383
.381
.421
.416
.415
.437
.434
.416
.438
.413
.395

186
182
181
200
198
198
208
207
198
209
197
188

Bread (pound).
Cheese (pound).

Scaling
weight.

(quart).

Year and month.

Baked weight.

Flour, wheat
(pound).

Rela­
tive
price.

Aver­
age
price.

100

$0,036

Aver­
age
price.
1913: Av. for year.........

January...................
February.................
March......................
April........................
M ay.........................
J u n e........................
July..........................
A ugust.....................
September..............
O c to b e r ..................
N ovem ber...............
December......... ......

1914: Av. for year.........

January...................
February.................
March......................
A pril........................
M ay.........................
June.........................
J u ly ..........................
A ugust.....................
Septem ber...............
October...................
N ovem ber...............
December................

Rela­
tiv e
price.

Aver­
age
price.

Rela­
tiv e
price.

Aver­
age
price.

Aver­
age
price.

$0.225

100

$0,101

$0,053

$0,060

96
96
96
96
96
96
104
104
104
104
104
104

.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.105

100

.217
.217
.217
.217
.217
.217
.233
.233
.233
.233
.233
.233

99
99
99
99
99
99
99
99
99
99

.105

104
104

.053
.053
.053
.053
.053
.053
.053
.053
.053
.053
.053
.053

.060
.060
.060
.060
.060
.060
.060
.060
.060
.060
.060
.060

100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100

.233

104

101

.053

.060

104
104
104
104
104
104
104
104
104
104
104
104

.102

.233
.233
.233
.233
.233
.233
.233
.233
.233
.233
.233
.233

.107
.108
.105
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100

106
107
104
99
99
99
99
99
99
99
99
99

.056
.060
.059
.059
.059
.059
.060
.060
.060
.060
.060
.062

.050
.053
.052
.052
.052
.052
.053
.053
.053
.053
.053
.055

100

.036
.036
.036
.036
.036
.036
.035
.035
.036
.036
.036
.036

100
100
100
100
100
100
97
97
100
100
100
100

100

.036

100

93
100
98
98
98
98
100
100
100
100
100
103

.036
.036
.036
.036
.035
.035
.035
.035
.037
.037
.037
.040

1 N o h e n s s o ld i n M a r c h a n d A p r i l , 1 9 1 8 , b y o r d e r o f t h e U . S . F o o d A d m i n i s t r a t i o n .




Rela­
tiv e
price.

100
100
100
100
97
97
97
97
103
103
103
111

223

G EN ERAL TAB LES.

SPECIFIED FOOD AR TICLES.
Y E A R S— Continued.

BY

CITIES,

1913 TO

1919,

LITTLE ROCK, ARK.— Continued.
[Average prices for 1913-= 100.]
Ham ,
sliced.
(pound).

Bacon,
sliced
(pound).

Lard
(pound).

Lamb
(pound).

Hens
(pound).

Sal­
mon,
cann’d
pound.

Eggs (dozen).
Strictly
fresh.

Butter
(pound).

Stor­
age.

Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Aver­ Rel­
age ative age ative age ative age ative age ative age
age ative age
age ative
price. price price. price price. pnee price. price price. price price. price. price price. price. price
$0.567

.519
.506
.529
.531
.553
.569
.569
.579
.609
.621
.607
.616

156 $0.510

.583 .161

.608
.600
.592
.596
.588
.588
.603
.588
.574
.558
.556
.547

172 $0. S39

.475
.488
.481
.496
.500
.507
.517
.531
.538
.525
.538
.527

143
139
146
146
152
157
157
160
168
171
167
170

160
165
163
168
169
171
175
179
182
177
182
178

184

.545

167
165
163
164
162
162
166
162
158
154
153
151

Rela­
tiv e
price.

Aver­
age
price.

$0.025

100

$0,083

.027

.027
.027
.025
.025
.025
.025
.026
.028
.029
.028
.027
.027

96
96
96
96
96
96
96
100
100
112
112
112

.345
.332
.336
.350
.376
.407
.445
.445
.401
.385
.398
.372

214
214
214
210
212
208
210
211
211
211
218
223

.296
.317
.345
.378
.400
.400
.379
.397
.367
.393
.375
.357

241

.384

217
209
211
220
236
256
280
280
252
242
250
234

R ice (pound).

Aver­
age
price.

.024
.024
.024
.024
.024
.024
.024
.025
.025
.028
.028
.028

213 $0.367

.383

180
180
181
183
187
189
197
194
187
181
179
173

.533
.533
.536
.542
.553
.559
.582
.575
.553
.535
.530
.513

Com meal
(pound).

.341
.341
.340
.334
.337
.331
.334
.336
.336
.336
.346
.354

108

108
108
100
100
100
100
104
112
116
112
108
108




.083
.083
.083
.083
.083
.083
.083
.083
.083
.083
.083
.083
.083

.083
.083
.083
.083
.083
.083
.083
.083
.083
.083
.083
.083

.350
.400
.425
.438
.409
.419
.395
.369
.339
.369
.356
.338

184 $0,342

148
159
173
189
200
200
190
199
184
197
188
179
192

175
200
213
219
205
210
198
185
170
185
178
169

179 $0,302 $0.514

.302 158
.329 172
.....
(0
.
C
1)
.348 182
.343 180
.347 182
.353 185
.353 185
.350 183
.355 186
.335 175
.852

.341
.347
.347
.369
.375
.347
.343
.347
.350
.363
.355
.339

.294
.295
.289
.288
297
.309
.307
.314
.302
.321
.306
.305

.552

190

.670

158

.696
.435
.415
.429
.465
.499
.488
.533
.565
.598
.686
.810

239
149
143 ...........
147
160
171
168
183
194
206 ' .’570*
236
.614
278
.664

.729
.543
.655
.708
.673
.641
.630
.627
.626
.697
.738
.774

172
128
154
167
158
151
148
148
147
164
174
182

Coffee (pound).

Aver­
age
price.

100

$0,020

100

$0.056

.059
.055
.057
.055
.055
.055
.058
.058
.057
.055
.053
.053

105
98
102
98
98
98
104
104
102
98
95
95

.308
.308
.308
.308
.308
.308
.308
.308
.308
.308
.308
.308

105

.062

111

.308

100

100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100

.021

.021
.020
.020
.020
.021
.021
.028
.023
.023
.019
'.017
.017

105
100
100
100
105
105
140
115
115
95
85
85

135
135
138
127
125
124
126
128
141
156
156
167

.324

R ela­
tiv e
price.

85
85
85
85
90
85
90
100
120
120
120
110

138

.575
.575
.585
.539
,533
.527
.534
.543
.598
.662
.662
.709

.301
.305
.301
.308
.326
.332
.319
.337
.348
.337
.336
.340

Aver­
age
price.

.017
.017
.017
.017
.018
.017
.018
.020
.024
.024
.024
.022

$0.587

184

Rela­
tiv e
price.

100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100

177

223 $0,617
195
.517
135
132
127
133
140
187
194
196
205
.562
254
.615

179
182
182
193
196
182
180
182
183
190
186
177

Sugar, granu­
lated (pound).

Potatoes
(pound).

.650
.567
.393
.383
.369
.387
.408
.543
.564
.571
.596
.739

.054
.053
.054
.054
.054
.054
.056
.080
.083
.076
.066
.063

Rela­
tiv e
price.

Aver­
age
price.

100

$0.308

96
95
96
96
96
96
100
143
148
136
118
113

.308
.308
.308
.308
.308
.308
.308
.308
.308
.308
.308
.308

T ea (pound).

Rela­
tiv e
price.

Aver­
age
price.

100

$0,500

.500
.500
.500
.500
.500
.500
.500
.500
.500
.500
.500
.500

100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100

100

. 500

100

100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100

100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100

.500
.500
.500
.500
.500
.500
.500
.500
-.500
.500
.500
.500

Rela­
tiv e
price.
100

100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100

224

R E T A IL PRIC ES, 1913 TO DECEM BER, 1919.
T a b l e

C.—A V E R A G E A N D R E L A T IV E R E T A I L P R I C E S O F
B Y M ONTHS AND

LITTLE ROCK, ARK.—Continued.
[A v e r a g e p r ic e s fo r 1 9 1 3 = 1 0 0 .]

Bread (pound).
Cheese
(pound).

Milk, fresh
(quart).

Year and month.

Scaling
weight.

Baked
weight.

Flour, wheat
(pound).

Corn meal
(pound).

Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Rela­ Aver­
age
age
tive
age
tive
tive
age
age
tive
age
price. price price. price price. price. price, price. price. price.
1915: Av. for y ear.. .

January................
February.............
March...................
April.....................
May......................
Jun e.....................
July......................
August.................
Septem ber...........
October................
N ovem ber...........
December............

1916: Av. fo r y e a r ..
January..............
February...........
March.................
April...................
May....................
June...................
July....................
August...............
Septem ber.........
October..............
Novem ber.........
December...........
1917: Av. for y ea r..
January..............
February...........
March.................
April...................
May....................
June...................
July....................
August...............
Septem ber.........
October..............
N ovem ber.........
December..........
1918: Av. fo r year .
January..............
February...........
March.................
April...................
May....................
Jun e...................
July....................
August...............
September.........
October....... ......
Novem ber.........
December......... .
1919: Av. fo r y e a r..
January............ .
February......... .
March................
April.................
May...................
June..................
July...................
August..............
September.......
October............
N ovem ber........
December.........




$d. 250

.250
.250
.250
.250
.250
.250
.250
.250
.250
.250
.250
.250

.276

.260
.270
.270
.263
.250
.260
.250
.250
.285
.285
.320
.347

.350

.333
.324
.338
.350
.352
.348
.345
.345
.343
.375
.374
.371

.385

.371
.379
.374
.358
.359
.358
.359
.363
.380
.414
.441
.463

.428

.474
.405
.417
.431
.421
.428
.432
.434
.425
.414
.425
.434

111
111
111
111
111
111
111
111
111
111
111
111
111

SO 100
.
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100

123
116
120
120
117
111
116
111
111
127
127
142
154

.102
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.108
.110
.110

99
107
109
109

156
148
144
150
156
156
155
153
153
152
167
166
165

.129
.110
.110
.110
.110
.110
.110
.123
.124
.150
.167
.165
.160

109
109
109
109
109
109
122
123
149
165
163
158

171
165
168
166
159
160
159
160
161
169
184
196
206

.158
.150
.150
.150
.150
.150
.150
.150
.150
.150
.180
.180
.180

149
149
149
149
149
149
149
149
149
178
178
178

190
211
180
185
192
187
190
192
193
189
184
189

.180
.185
. 185
.185
.160
.160
.160
.160
.180
.180
.200
.200
.200

183
183
183
158
158
158
158
178
178
198
198
198

$0. 062

99
99
99
99
99
99
99
99
101
99
99
99
99
99
99

128

156

178

$0.070
.064
.068
.068
.071
.071
.071
.071
.074
.071
.071
.071
.071

107
113
113
118
118
118
118
123
118
118
118
118

.064

.072
.071
.071
.071
.071
.071
.071
.071
.071
.071
.075
.080
.077

121
118
118
118
118
118
118
118
118
118
125
133
128

.057
.060
.060
.063
.063
.063
.063
.066
.063
.063
.063
.063

.063
.063
.063
.063
.063
.063
.063
.063
.063
.067
.071
.068
.083

.068
.068
.068
.078

.093
.077
.077
.077
.088
.097
.100
.100

.100

.089
.094

.100
.100
.100
.106

.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100

.100
.100
.100
.100

.100
.100
.100
.100
.100

.100
.100
.100
.100
.100

.100
.100

117

$
6.045
.045
.047
.047
.049
.049
.047
.042
.042
.041
.041
.042
.042

.047

125

125
131
131
136
136
131
117
117
114
114
117
117

131

.044
.044
.043
.043
.043
.042
.042
.046
.052
.053
.057
.058

122
122
119
119
119
117
117
128
144
147
158
161

128
128
128
147
162
167
167
167
167
167
167
177

155

.071
.059
.060
.061
.076
.078
.078
.076
.076
.074
.073
.069
.069

164
167
169
211
217
217
211
211
206
203
192
192

167

.067

167
167
167
167
167
167
167
167
167
167
167
167

.066
.067
.067
.067
.067
.067
.069
.070
.070
.068
.065
.066

167

197

186

.073

167
167
167
167
167
167
167
167
167
167
167
167

.067
.069
.071
.073
.075
.076
.075
.075
.074
.074
.074
.075

183
186
186
186
186
186
192
194
194
189
181
183

$0.027

.027
.028
.028
.028
.028
.027
.028
.028
.028
.028
.024
.025

.024
.025
.025
.026
.026
.028
.028
.028
.029
.030
.034
.034
.051

.034
.034
.034
.042
.050
.051
.052
.066
.065
.065
.060
.061

.063

.059
.064
.066
.066
.067
.065
.065
.066
.066
.063
.057
.056

.058

192
197
203
208
211
208
208
206
206
206

.054
. 054
.051
.055
.058
.059
.060
.058
.056
.059

225

GENERAL TABLES.

SPECIFIED FOOD ARTICLES, BY CITIES, 1913 TO 1919,
YE ARS—Continued.
LITTLE ROCK, ARK.— Continued.
[Average prices for 1913=100.]

Rice
(pound).

Potatoes
(pound).

Sugar,
granulated
(pound).

Coffee
(pound).

Tea
(pound).

Onions,
pound.
Aver­
age
Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ R ela­ Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Rela­ price.
age
tive
age
tive
tive
age
tive
age
age
tive
price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price.
$0.083
.083
.082
.083
.083
.083
.083
.083
.083
.083
.083
.083
.083

100 $0.017
100
.017
99
.016
100
.016
100
.016
100
.016
100
.016
100
.015
100
.017
100
.017
100
.018
100
.018
100
.019

85 SO 068
.
85
.067
.068
80
80
.069
80
.068
80
.059
80
.070
75
.071
85
.069
85
.068
90
.064
90
.068
95
.069

Beans, Prunes, Raisins,
navy,
seeded,
pound. pound. pound.
Aver­ Aver­
Aver­
age
age
age
price.
price.
price.

121 $0.350
120
.350
121
.350
123
.350
121
.350
123
.350
125
.350
127
.350
.350
123
121
.350
114
.350
121
.350
123
.350

114 $0.555
114
.567
114
.550
114
.550
114 . .550
114
.550
114
.550
114
.550
114
.550
114
.560
114
.560
114
.560
114
.560

I ll
113
110
110
110
110
110
110
110
112
112
112
112

$0.047
.050
.046
.046
.052
.060
.048
.044
.040
.042
.043
.047
.045

$0.083
.083
.081
.081
.082
.082
.082
.083
.080
.082
.087
.088
.088

$0.152
.142
.140
.140
.144
.150
.156
.175
.175
.175
.133
.144
.145

$0.136
.140
.137
.137
.132
.132
.132
.137
.134
.137
.139
.135
.135

.083
.083
.083
.083
.083
.083
.083
.083
.083
.083
.083
.083
.083

100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100

.029
.025
.024
.025
.024
.025
.029
.023
.027
.033
.032
.039
.038

145
125
120
125
120
125
145
115
135
165
160
195
190

.085
.069
.070
.081
.082
.087
.092
.094
.093
.085
.087
.093
.087

152
123
125
145
146
155
164
168
166
152
155
166
155

.330
.340
.340
.340
.338
.325
.325
.325
.325
.325
.325
.325
.325

107
110
110
110
110
106
106
106
106
106
106
106
106

.616
.575
.575
.575
.575
.642
.642
.642
.620
.620
.620
.650
.650

123
115
115
115
115
128
128
128
124
124
124
130
130

.053
.046
.050
.050
.053
.055
.050
.053
.052
.052
.052
.058
.063

.115
.091
.095
.095
.093
.093
.098
.132
.133
.130
.130
.136
.148

.143
.145
.150
.150
.138
.133
.140
.140
.145
.140
.131
.150
.150

.137
. 133;
.133
.133
.136
.136
.138
.136
.137
.137
.137
.145
.141

.096
.083
083
083
.090
.094
.101
.099
.099
.101
.103
.104
.110

116
100
100
100
108
113
122
119
119
122
124
125
133

.046
.041
.051
.055
.064
.071
.044
.042
.041
.038
.035
.035
.035

230
205
255
275
320
355
220
210
205
190
175
175
175

.096
.085
.083
.085
.112
.109
.101
.095
. 100
.099
.095
.091
.093

171
152
148
152
200
195
180
170
179
177
170
163
166

.329
.320
.320
.320
.320
.337
.332
.333
.333
.341
.336
.328
.326

107
104
104
104
104
109
108
108
108
111
109
106
106

.711
.620
.620
.620
. 625
.731
.725
.731
.731
.777
.778
.789
.789

142
124
124
124
125
146
145
146
146
155
156
158
158

.079
.080
.154
.155
.118
.073
.059
.049
.051
.049
.054
.053
.052

.182
.150
.150
.150
.180
.193
.197
.197
.195
.197
.199
.187
.183

.152
.138
.140
.130
.140
.141
.146
.147
.150
.163
.178
.183
.172

.149
.146
.146
.146
.146
.149
.146
.158
.155
.149
.151
.149
.149

.126
.118
.117
. 135
.113
.121
.125
.133
.134
.137
.140
.132
.130

152
142
141
139
136
146
151
160
161
165
169
159
157

.032
.021
.033
.027
.023
.025
.033
.035
.046
.044
.036
.033
.032

160
105
165
135
115
125
165
175
230
220
180
165
160

.099
.094
.095
.097
.095
.095
.096
.096
.095
.095
.110
.109
.110

177
168
170
173
170
170
171
171
170
170
196
195
196

.323
.310
.326
.317
.322
.309
.318
.318
.312
.329
.311
.339
.361

105
101
106
103
105
100
103
103
101
107
101
110
117

.817
.781
.835
.760
.793
.773
.779
.854
.858
.852
.811
.839
.867

163
156
167
152
159
155
156
171
172
170
162
168
173

.052
.053
.054
.048
.038
.060
.056
.057
.059
.059
.048
.049
.041

.175
.180
.184
.184
.185
.183
.186
.186
.179
.175
.155
.148
.149

.170
.171
.171
.169
.167
.168
.170
.176
.186
.188
.157
.159
.154

.155
.150
.149
.153
.151
.148
.149
.150
.154
.150
.164
.161
.180

.147
.131
.130
.129
.125
.127
.135
.144
.152
.173
.174
.170
.169

177
158
157
155
151
153
163
173
183
208
210
205
204

.040
.034
.034
.031
.034
.036
.042
.039
.056
.044
.041
.012
.045

200
170
170
155
170
180
210
195
280
220
205
210
225

.127
.109
.109
.111
.111
.112
.112
.114
.116
.111
.120
.176
.224

227
195
195
198
198
200
200
204
207
198
214
314
400

.474
.383
.392
.421
.448
.439
.470
.513
.528
.541
.525
.517
.514

154
124
127
137
145
143
153
167
171
176
170
168
167

.865
.863
.808
.864
.850
.860
.881
.874
.895
.883
.864
.874
.858

173
173
162
173
170
172
176
175
179
177
173
175
172

.081
.047
.050
.065
.091
.114
.110
.089
.092
.076
.072
.080
.089

.136
.149
.138
.133
.132
.133
.134
.137
.142
.139
.136
.131
.126

.218
.160
.172
.175
.196
.213
.237
.221
.238
.250
.207
.275
.277

.203
.179
.180
.188
.180
.185
.192
.193
.203
.207
.233
.234
.265

146684°— 21— B u ll. 270------- 15




226

RETAIL PRICES, 1913 TO DECEMBER, 1919.
T able

€ » — A V E R A G E AND

R E L A T IV E R E T A IL PRICES OP
B Y MONTHS AND

LITTLE ROCK, ARK.— Concluded.

Year and month.

Milk,
Oleo­
evap­
margar­
orated.
ine,
15-16pound.
ounce can. Average
Average
price.
price.

N ut
margar­
ine,
pound.
Average
price.

Crisco,
pound.
Average
price.

R olled
oats,
pound.
Average
price.

Corn
flakes,
8-ounce
package.
Average
price.

Cream of
wheat,
28-ounce
package.
Average
price.

$0.385
.390
.400
.388
.390
.381
.383
.386
.373
.386
.385
.378
.385

$0,369
.335
.344
.332
.344
.345
.360
.379
.404
.405
.395
.398
.391

$0.107
.111
.105
.096
.100
.106
.106
.110
.110
.110
.111
.111
.110

$0.148
.148
.148
.150
.148
.147
.148
.148
.148
.148
.148
.146
.147

$0.253
.255
.250
.250
.250
.249
.249
.254
.254
.250
.254
.254
.269

1919—ConcLided.
Average for y e a r..........
January.....................
February..................
March........ ..............
A p r il........................
M ay..........................
June..........................
July..........................
A ugust......................
Septem ber................
October....... .
N ovem ber................
December.. ............

$0.170
.172
.163
.158
.158
.162
.165
.168
.169
.175
.181
.182
.183

T a b l e D .— A V E R A G E

$0.423
.399
.394
.393
.399
.410
.435
.434
.437
.445
.445
.441
.440

AND R E L A T IV E F A M IL Y E X P E N D IT U R E FO R 22
AND

LITTLE ROCK, ARK.
[Average expenditure for th e year 1913=100.]
1913

1914

1915

Month.
Average.
Average for year..........

January....................
February..................
March.......................
A pril.........................
M ay....... ..................
June..........................
J u ly..........................
A ugust.....................
September................
O ctober...................
November....... .....
D ecember.................




$390.14

» 380.13
373.63
370. 80
2 385. 62
2 384.16
2 385.91
2 391.17
2 393.24
a 400.32
2 404.05
2 402.76
2 402.34
2
2

Relative.
100

97
96
95
99
98
99
100
101
103
104
103
103

Average.
$396.82

2 401.45
a 389.28
a 388.20
2 385.42
a 385. 81
« 384.05
2 393.84
2 422.25
2 421.67
2 401.46
2 391.60
2 394.80

i See footnote on p . 10.

Relative.
102

103
100
100
99
99
98
101
108
108
103
100
101

Average.
$393.70

2 402. 66
8 386.45
2 379.69
2 388. 37
2 387. 75
2 396.05
2 390. 20
2 393. 73
2 392.14
2 397. 88
2 399. 59
2 405.16

Relative.
101

103
99
97
100
99
102
100
101
101
102
102
104

227

GENERAL TABLES.

SPECIFIED FOOD
Y E A R S — Continued.

A R TICLES,

BY

CITIES,

1913 TO

1919,

LITTLE ROCK, ARK.— Concluded.

Macaroni,
pound.
Average
price.

Cabbage,
pound.
Average
price.

Beans,
baked,
No. 2 can.
Average
price.

Com,
canned,
No. 2 can.
Average
price.

$0.186

$0,065

$0,179

$0,183

.047
.052
.060
.091
.098
.054
.057
.078
.061
.053
.057
.077

.200
.203
.191
.183
.175
.173
.174
.169
.168
.171
.166
.169

.198
.194
.194
.182
.176
.180
.180
.179
.179
.178
.179
.181

.179
.183
.181
.188
.189
.190
.190
.186
.185
.186
.190
.190

Tomatoes,
canned,
No. 2 can.
Average
price.

Peas,
canned,
No. 2 can.
Average
price.

$0,155

$0.188

.199
.191
.208
.188
.185
.181
.183
.185
.180
.182
.184
.189

.177
.176
.157
.150
.154
.154
.152
.149
.147
.150
.149
.148

Bananas,
dozen.
Average
price.

Oranges,
dozen.
Average
price.

$0,368

$0.559

.385
.356
.356
.375
.400
.377
.385
.368
.321
.344
.363
.386

.545
.567
.573
.564
.572
.579
.578
.577
.569
.547
.529
.509

FOOD AR TIC LE S 1 COM BINED, B Y CITIES, 1913 TO 1919, B Y MONTHS
YEARS.

LITTLE ROCK, ARK.
[Average expenditure for the year 1913=100.]
1916
Average.

1917
R elative.

$429.92

2 408. 78
2 399.35
2 409.63
2 418.30
2 415.78
2 422.43
2 413.19
2 427.42
2 444.25
2 454.32
2 475.06
2 473.81

110

105
102
105
107
107
108
106
110
114
116
122
121

Average.
$562.06

2 480. 24
2 493.40
2 508.76
2 57/). 91
2 577.03
2 557.41
2 560.29
2 573.59
2 601.39
2 613.48
2 599.41
2 606.53

1918
Relative.
144

123
126
130
146
148
143
144
147
154
157
154
155

Average.
$649.47

a 606. 95
2 617.16
2 585.34
2 585.23
2 623.72
a 638.65
2 648.96
2 671.31
2 688.48
2 697.89
2 694.09
2 705.71

1919
Relative.
166

156
158
154
154
160
164
166
172
176
179
178
181

Average.
$711.09

2 707.97
2 666.99
2 677.28
2 696. 27
2 700.73
2 710. 52
2 722.18
2 733.80
2 707.56
2 716.38
2 735.84
2 754.02

Relative.
182

181
171
174
178
180
182
185
188
181
184
189
193

3 Cost of year’s supply at prices charged in specified month. The expenditures for March and April,
1918, do not include any amount spent for hens, as by order of the U. S. Food Administration no hens were
sold in these months.




228

RETAIL PRICES, 1913 TO DECEMBER, 1919.
T a b l e C — A V E R A G E AN D R E L A T IV E R E T A IL PR IC E S OP

B Y M ONTHS AND
LOS ANGELES, CALIF.
[Average prices for 1913=100.]

Sirloin steak Round steak
(pound).
(pound).

Rib roast
(pound).

Chuck roast
(pound).

Plate beef
(pound).

Pork chops
(pound).

Year and month.
Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­
age ative age ative age ative age ative age ative age ative
price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price.
1913: Av. fo r y e a r .. $0.235
January..............
.222
February............. .228
March.................. .228
A pril..............
.234
M ay.....................
.240
June..................... .240
.240
Ju ly.....................
A ugust................ .240
.240
September..........
October............... .240
November........... .239
December............ .231

100 $0.208
.200
94
.204
97
.204
97
100
.208
102
.208
102
.208
.210
102
.210
102
.210
102
.210
102
.214
102
98
.213

100 $0.183
.174
96
98
.186
98
.190
100
.191
100
.191
100
.200
101
.196
101
.196
101
.196
101
.194
103
.189
102
194

100 $0.157
95
.147
102
.160
104
.160
104
.155
104
.155
109
.158
.158
107
107
.158
107
.158
.158
106
.160
103
106
.161

100 $0.126
94
.118
102
.124
102
.127
99
.124
99
.124
101
.121
101
.123
101
.123
101
.121
101
.133
102
.134
103
.134

100 $0.251
94
.244
98
.244
101
.244
.244
98
98
.254
.254
96
98
.254
.254
98
.254
96
106
.254
.260
106
106
.253

100
97
97
97
97
101
101
101
101
101
101
104
101

1£14: Av. for y e a r ..
January...............
February.............
March..................
A pril...................
MTay.....................
June.....................
July.....................
A ugust................
September..........
October...............
November...........
December...........

.234
.231
.233
.233
.233
.233
.233
.230
.237
.243
.237
.237
.232

100
98
99
99
99
99
99
98
101
103
101
101
99

.212
.210
.213
.213
.213
.213
.211
.209
.215
.213
.213
.212
.210

102
101
102
102
102
102
101
100
103
102
102
102
101

.198
.194
.197
.197
.198
.198
.199
.196
.198
.199
.200
.197
.202

108
106
108
108
108
108
109
107
108
109
109
108
110

.162
.166
.166
.166
.166
.166
.167
.160
.159
.158
.158
.159
.158

103
106
106
106
106
106
106
102
101
101
101
101
101

.132
.135
.134
.135
.134
.135
.136
.125
.131
.127
.127
.134
.133

105
107
106
107
106
107
108
99
104
101
101
106
106

.260
.256
.256
.256
.260
.260
.253
.251
.270
.269
.269
.266
.258

104
102
102
102
104
104
101
100
108
107
107
106
103

1915: Av. fo r y e a r ..
January..............
February.............
March..................
A pril...................
M ay.....................
June.....................
July.....................
A ugust................
September..........
October...............
November...........
Decem ber...........

.226
.229
.229
.225
.228
.228
.225
.226
.225
.225
.228
.225
.221

96
97
97
96
97
97
96
96
96
96
97
96
94

.201
.201
.201
.202
.205
.208
.205
.200
.197
.196
.196
.198
.201

97
97
97
' 97
99
100
99
96
95
94
94
95
97

.190
.196
.199
.188
.187
.187
.188
.190
.190
.183
.193
.186
.198

104
107
109
103
102
102
103
104
104
100
105
102
108

.153
.160
.156
.154
.149
.155
.153
.149
.148
.151
.153
.151
.157

97
102
99
98
95
99
97
95
94
96
97
96
100

.123
.127
.127
.128
.123
.128
.125
.115
.115
.115
.119
.123
.126

98
101
101
102
98
102
99
91
91
91
94
98
100

.241
.249
.239
.242
.241
.245
.243
.241
.238
.234
.241
.239
.241

96
99
95
96
96
98
97
96
95
93
96
95
96

1916: Av. fo r y e a r ..
January..............
February............
March.................
A pril...................
M ay.....................
June.....................
July .....................
A ugust................
September..........
October...............
November...........
December...........

.235
.224
.228
.239
.236
.240
.240
.235
.235
.235
.237
.234
.236

100
95
97
102
100
102
102
100
100
100
101
100
100

.210
.201
.206
.211
.210
.210
.209
.205
.208
.212
.215
.214
.214

101
97
99
101
101
101
100
99
100
102
103
103
103

.200
.198
.201
.207
.207
.204
.201
.193
.193
.197
.197
.200
.202

109
108
110
113
113
111
110
105
105
108
108
109
110

.160
.154
.156
.160
.161
.160
.155
.160
.160
.162
.162
.168
.168

102
98
99
102
103
102
99
102
102
103
103
107
107

.126
.122
.124
.126
.124
.120
.120
.127
.127
.130
.130
.131
.131

100
97
98
100
98
95
95
101
101
103
103
104
104

.251
.224
.249
.257
.253
.253
.249
.248
.248
.253
.253
.260
.260

100
89
99
102
101
101
99
99
99
101
101
104
104

1917: Av for y e a r ...
January..............
February............
March. ............
A pril...................
M ay.....................
Jun e....................
J u ly.....................
A ugust................
Septem ber..........
October..............
November...........
D ecem ber...........

.268
.238
.254
.270
.280
.277
.277
.268
.268
.272
.277
.265
.266

114
101
108
115
119
118
118
114
114
116
118
113
113

.231
.214
.224
.234
.247
.254
.245
.237
.239
.246
.247
.240
.240

111
103
108
113
119
122
118
114
115
118
119
115
115

.221
.196
.204
.217
.231
.232
.232
.218
.224
.229
.229
.222
.223

121
107
111
119
126
127
127
119
122
125
125
121
122

.183
.168
.183
.178
.187
.193
.190
.181
.177
.181
.186
.189
.188

117
107
117
113
119
123
121
115
113
115
118
120
120

.150
.138
.152
.150
.153
.158
.147
.143
.143
.149
.152
.157
.158

119
110
121
119
121
125
117
113
113
118
121
125
125

.329
.260
.282
.287
.313
.320
.319
.345
.344
.363
.372
.368
.380

131
104
112
114
125
127
127
137
137
145
148
147
151




229

GENERAL TABLES.

SPECIFIED FOOD ARTICLES BY CITIES, 1913 TO 1919,
YEARS—Continued.

LOS ANGELES, CALIF.
[Average prices for 1913=100.]

Bacon,
sliced
(pound).

Ham.

slicea

(pound).

Lard
(pound).

Lamb
(pound).

Hens
(pound).

Sal­
mon,
cann’d
pound.

Eggs (dozen).
Strictly
fresli.

Stor­
age.

Butter
(pound).

Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Aver­ Rel­
age ative age
age ative
age ative age ative age ative age ative age ative age
price. price price. price price. price price. price price. price price. price. price price. price. price
$0.337
.338
.338
.338
.338
.338
.338
.340
.338
.331
.331
.335
.335

$0.353
.350
.350
.342
.350
.350
.358
.367
.367
.358
.350
.350
.345

100 $0.180
.180
.179
.179
.179
.179
.180
.183
.179
.179
.179
.181
.181

.341
.335
.330
.335
.335
.335
.335
.335
.352
.357
.355
.345
.342

.356
.341
.350
.348
.348
.348
.350
.344
.374
.378
.375
.363
.354

.175
.180
.177
.180
.180
.177
.169
.169
.173
.171
.171
.173
.174

97
100
98
100
100
98
94
94
96
95
95
96
97

.191
.191
.197
.192
.185
.191
.191
.187
.193
.187
.193
.193
.197

.271
.274
.274
.286
.279
.281
.273
.260
.272
.270
.257
.263
.268

.170
.172
.168
.171
.171
.172
.172
.168
.169
.169
.169
.166
.168

94
96
93
95

.184
.187
.179
.188
.188
.188
.185
.180
.179
.176
.183
.183
.186

.256
.270
.270
.270
.265
.265
*253
.246
.235
.238
.247
.252
.255

100
92
93
96
95
97
95
95
97
103
106
114
118

.208
.184
.192
.202
.213
.215
.210
.216
.208
.212
.210
.220
.216
.267
.228
.242
.247
.235
.248
.258
.281
.274
.285
.288
.297
.295

$0.188
.174
.192
.192
.190
.192
.192
.188
.188
.188
.186
101
.186
101
.191

.335
.331
.326
.325
.331
.331
.335
.337
.337
.331
.346
.344
.342

99
100
100
98
103
102
101

.341
.350
.344
.343
.343
.343
.343
.338
.338
.331
.338
.338
.339

.346
.337
.337
.342
.337
.339
.339
.344
.344
.354
359
.360
.362

103
100
100
101
100
101
101
102
102
105
107
107
107

.360
.339
.339
.350
.356
. 350
.361
.356
.363
.375
.375
.379
.379

101
99
102
101
103
106
106
107
107

.180
.166
.168
.173
.171
.174
.171
.171
.175
.185
.190
.205
.212

.461
.350
.375
.392
.433
.464
.461
.142
.141
.145
.162
.156
.161

137
104
111
116
128
138
137
142
141
145
162
166
151

.463
.379
.400
.421
.456
.472
.465
.467
.458
.471
.513
.522
.529

131
107
113
119
129
134
132
132
130
133
145
148
150

.271 151
.217 121
.222 123
.234 130
.257 143
.270 15.0
.274 152
.276 153
.273 152
.289 161
.301 167
.309 172
.330 I 183

97




95

96
96
93
94
94
94
92

100
$0,396
107 $0.300
.445
68
.435
68
.435
68
.350
72
* .350
80
.345
86
.370
102
.395
121
.435
137
.395
154
.370
.397
.397
139
.383

100
112
110
110
88
88
87
93
100
110
100
100
100

.392
.496
.298
.258
.275
.300
.306
.343
.400
.428
.563
.529
.505

102
130
78
67
72
78
80
90
104
112
147
138
132

.358
.385
.350
.297
.319
.335
.341
.341
.343
.369
.400
.426
.392

90
97
88
75
81
85
86
86
87
93
101
108
99

1.260
.265
.265
.265
.265
.265
.253
.253
.258
.258
.245
.258
.266

.363
.380
.305
.265
.288
.288
.285
.333
.343
.400
.480
.508
.475

95
99
80
69
75
75
74
87
90
104
125
133
124

.331
.355
.345
.293
.294
.294
.318
.330
.343
.343
.343
.353
.358

84
90
87
74
74
74
80
83
87
87
87
89
90

.267
.268
.268
.267
.278
.276
.276
.264
.283
.247
.253
.254
.268

.251
.248
.248
.248
.258
.248
.245
.245
.260
. 250
.263
.250
.250

.389
.440
.324
.264
.290
.293
.313
.338
.378
.468
. 563
.517
.477

102
115
85
69
76
77
82
88
99
122
147
135
125

.373
.360
.380
.356
.356
.338
.345
.335
.343
.390
.410
.433
.427

94
91
96
90
90
85
87
85
87
98
104
109
108

.291
.280
.290
.292
.289
.269
.268
.264
.271
.277
.319
.326
.348

.287
.287
.263
.279
.327
.343
.277
.303
.257
.268
.298
.317

.454 119
.450 117
.340
89
.304
79
.368
96
.369
96
.382 100
.405 106
.469 122
.533 139
.610 15*9
.625 163
.591 [ 154

.459
.433
.437
.390
.435
.409
.432
.451
.487
.499
.535
.485
.517

116
109
110
98
110
103
109
114
123
126
135
122
131

$0.383
.410
.260
.260
.260
.275
.305
.330
.390
.463
.525
.588
.533

$0.266
.268
.283
.265
.256
.258
.266
.264
.268
.262
.262
.263
.279
102
103
103
108
105
106
103
98
102
102
97
99
101
102
102
102
100
100
95
92

.417

.355
.345
.300
.217

.........
.332
.320
.330
.225

.390
.357
.365

.449
.456

230

RETAIL PRICES, 1913 TO DECEMBER, 1919.

C —AVERAGE AND RELATIVE RETAIL PRICES OF
L
BY MONTHS AND

T able

LOS ANGELES, CALIF.—Continued.
[Average prices for 1913=100.3

Sirloin steak Round steak
(pound).
(pound).

Chuck roast
(pound).

R ib roast
(pound).

Plate beef
(pound).

Pork chops
(pound).

Y ear and month.
Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ R el­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­
age ative age ative age ative age ative age ative age ative
price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price.
1 H 8: Av. fo r y ear
January...........
February.........
March..............
A pril. . . » .........
M ay..................
June.................
July ..................
A ugust............
Septem ber.......
October...........
N ovember.......
Decem ber.......

$0,318

.264
.290
.310
.315
.336
.331
.329
.329
.328
.328
.329
.327

135
112
123
132
134
143
141
140
140
140
140
140
139

1919: Av. for ye a r.
January...........
February.........
March..............
A pril................
M ay..................
June.................
July..................
A ugust............
Septem ber____
October...........
November....... .
D ecember....... .

.335

143

.339
.348
.349
.359
.357
.352
.333
.320
.315
.311
.317
.315

144
148
149
153
152
150
142
136
134
132
135
134

.244
.254
.278
.288
.316
.311
.312
.311
.315
.314
.314
.312

.316
.327
.324
.326
.323
.318
.299
.286
.280
.281
.287
.295

143 $0.277
117
.232
122
.236
134
.262
138
.276
152
.282
150
.285
150
.289
150
.292
.294
151
.293
151
151
.291
150
.295

127
129
143
151
154
156
158
160
161
160
159
161

147

5.297

157

152
157
156
157
155
153
144
138
135
135
138
142

.287

.302
.306
.304
.311
.309
.306
.281
.273
.265
.262
.264
.265

151 $0,230

165
167
166
170
169
167
154
149
145
143
144
145

147

.192
.200
.223
.225
.243
.237
.237
.234
.240
.241
.246
.246

122
127
142
143
155
151
151
149
153
154
157
157

.250
.254
.249
.250
.248
.238
.217
.203
.196
.197
.196
.205

159
162
159
159
158
152
138
129
125
125
125
131

143

1.190

151

.157
.158
.185
.187
.205
.197
.197
.194
.197
.199
.200
.203

125
125
147
148
163
156
156
154
156
158
159
161

.183

.207
.212
.207
.210
.205
.193
.172
.160
.155
.156
.160
.164

0.420

.373
.378
.388
.396
.413
.417
.415
.425
.445
.464
.464

145

164
168
164
167
163
153
137
127
123
124
127
130

167

149
151
155
158
165
166
165
169
177
185
185
184

184

.457
.439
.446
.458
.456
.450
.466
.506
.485
.447
.468
.466

182
175
178
182
182
179
186
202
193
178
186
186

Bread (pound).
Cheese (pound).

Milk, fresh
(quart).

Year and month.
Aver­
age
price.
1913: Av. for y e a r .........

January...................
February................
March......................
April........................
May..........................
June.........................’
July..........................
August.....................
Septem ber...........
Oetober...................
Novem ber...............
December................

1914: Av. for y e a r .......

January...................
February................
March......................
A pril........................
May..........................
Jun e.........................
July..........................
A ugust........ ...........
Septem ber..............
Oetober...................
N ovem ber..............
Deoember................

$0,195

.195
.195
.195
.19$
.195
.195
.195
.195
.195
.195
.195
.155
.200

.200
.200
.200
.200
.200
.200
.200
.200
.200
.300
.200
.200

Scaling
weight.

Baked weight.

Flour, wheat
(pound).

Rela­
tiv e
price.

Aver­
age
price.

100

$0.035

Rela­
tiv e
price.

Aver­
age
price.

Rela­
tiv e
price.

Aver­
age
price.

Aver­
age
price.

100

$0,100

100

$0,054

$0,061

100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100

103

103
103
103,
103
103
103
103;
103
103:
103
103
103

100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100

.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100

100

.100

100

.100

.100
.100

.100

.100
.100
.100

.100
.100
100
.100:
.100

100

100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100

.055
.055
.055
.055
.055
.053
.053
.053
.053
.053
.053
.053

.055

.054
.054
.054
.054
.053
.053
.053
.055
.057
.058 .
.058
.059

.062
.062
.062
.062
.062
.060
.060
.060
.060
.060
.060
.060

102
102
102
102
102
98
98
98
58
98
98
98

103
103
103
103
103
103
103
100
97
100
100

106

.062

102

.037

100
100
100
100
98
98
98
102
105
107
107
108

.035
.036
.036
.036
.036
.036
.037
.036
.040
.040
.040
.040

.065
.065
.066

i No hens sold in March and April, 1918, by order of the U . S. Food Administration.




100
97

.034
.036
.036
.036
.036
.036
.036
.036
.035
. 034 .
.035
.035

.061
.061
.061
.061
.060
.060
.060
.062

.084

Rela­
tiv e
price.

100
103
103
103
103
103
106
103
114
114
114
114

231

GENERAL, TAB LES.

SPECIFIED POOD ARTICLES. BY CITIES, 1913 TO 1919,
YEAR S—Continued.

LOS ANGELES, CALIF.—Continued.
[Average prices for 1913=100.]
Bacon,
sliced
(pound).

H am ,
sliced
(pound).

Lard
(pound).

Hens
(pound).

Lamb
(pound).

Sal­
mon,
cann’d
pound.

Eggs (dozen).
Strictly
fresh.

Stor-

Butter
(pound).

Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Aver­ Rel­
age ative
age ative age
age ative age ative age ative age ative age ative age
price. price price. price price. price price. price price. price price. price. price price. price. price
). §99
.533
.529
.564
.583
.584
. 585
.593
. 613
.635
.641
.657
.667

$0.569
.523
.519
.529
.539
.555
.564
.568
.572

.638
.670
.656
.656
.658
.665
.663
.655
.660
.625
.585
.570
.588

.619
.631

1.338
.332
.333
.337
.338
.339
.332
.334
.336
.337
.346
.346
.348

$0.325
.311
-314
.320
.328
.335
.314
.319
.329
.333
.332
.334
.332

.620
.629
.625
.622
.626
.627
.637
.636
.640
.626
.591
.590
.594

.361
.343
.331
.322
.341
.364
.388
.399
.397
.397
.349
.348
.352

.324
.344
.345
.341
.345
.334
.326
.320
.307
.307
.297
.308
.316

Com meal m
(pound).

Rice (pound). !
;

$0.353 $0.583

173 $0.392

.383
.362
.348
.364
.400
.423
.445
.460

.329
.326
.329
.319
.377
.374
.372
.372
.387
.352
.361
.333

.621
.491
.430
.426
.444
.447
.528
.569
.659
.735
.811
.829

.483
.463
.457
.456
.465
.477
.469
.447
.454
.456
.460
.468
.482

.404
.387
.393
.406
.406
.409
.375
.362
.383
.404
.431
.458
.435

.626
.671
.471
.441
.520
.577
.555
.587
.609
.666
.776
.835
.798

165
167
170
174
178
167
170
175
177
177
178
177

.360
.378

172
183
184
181
184
178
173
170
163
163
158
164
168

Sugar, granu­
lated (pound).

Potatoes
(pound).

.568
.579
.594

.630
.638
.643

Coffee (pound).

Aver­
age
price.

Rela­
tiv e
price.

Aver­
age
price.

Rela­
tiv e
price.

Aver­
age
price.

R ela­
tiv e
price.

Aver­
age
price.

Rela­
tiv e
price.

Aver­
age
price.

$0.033
.033
.034
.031
.032
.032
.032
.032
.033
.033
.034
.034
.035

100
100
103
94
97
97
97
97
100
100
103
103
106

$0,077
.077
.077
.077
.077
.077
.077
.077
.077
.077
.077
.077
.077

100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100

$0,015
.011
.010
.010
.010
.011
.016
.017
.018
.017
.017
.019
.019

100
73
67
67
67
73
107
113
120
113
113
127
127

$0.054
.059
.054
.052
.053
.053
.053
.055
.056
.057
.055
.053
.053

100
109
100
96
98
98
98
102
104
106
102
98
98

$0.363
.363
.363
.363
.363
.363
.363
.363
.363
.363
.363
.363
.363

.036
.035
.035
.035
.035
.035
.035
.035
.035
.039
.039
.038
.037

109
106
106
106
106
106
106
106
106
118
118
115
112

.080
.080
.080
.080
.080
.080
.080
.080
.080
.080
.080
.080
.080

104
104
104
104
104
104
104
104
104
104
104
104
104

.018
.019
.019
.018
.019
.020
.017
.018
.017
.019
.017
.017
.018

120
127
127
120
127
133
113
120
113
127
113
113
120

.059
.052
.051
.049
.049
.049
.052
.052
.081
.078
.072
.063
.059

109
96
94
91
91
91
96
96
150
144
133
117
109

.363
.363
.363
.363
.363
.363
.363
.363
.363
.363
.363
.363
.363




0.569

.480

Rela­
tiv e
price.

144

.574
.555
.538
.441
.452
.481
.566
.580
.599
.677
.671

145
140
138
111
114
121
143
116
151
171
169
176

.675
.730
.591
.641
.602
.656
.645
.650
.647
.705
.734
.741
.752

170

184
149
162
152
166
163
164
163
178
185
187
190

Tea (pound).

Aver­
age
price.

Rela­
tiv e
price.

100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100

$0.545
.545
.545
. 545
.545
.545
.545
.545
.545
.545
.545
.545
.545

100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100

100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100

.545
.545
.545
.545
.545
.545
.545
.545
.545
.545
.545
.545
.545

100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100

232

RETAIL PRICES, 1913 TO DECEMBER, 1919.
T able

C .— AV E R A G E AND R E L A T IV E

R E T A IL PRICES OF
B Y MONTHS AND

LOS ANGELES, CALIF.— Continued.
[Average prices for 1913=100.]
Bread (pound).
(pound).

Milk, fresh
(quart).

Year and month.

Scaling
weight.

Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Rela­ Aver­
tive
age
age
tiv e
age
price. price. price. price. price.
1915: Av. for y e a r...

January................
February.............
March...................
April.....................
M ay......................
June.....................
July......................
A ugust.................
Septem ber...........
October................
Novem ber...........
December............

1916: Av. for y e a r ...

$0. 241

.246
.246
.246
.246
.246
.236
.236
.236
.236
.236
.236
.246

.251

January................
February.............
March...................
A pril............. ......
M av......................
June.....................
J u ly ......................
A ugust........ ........
September...........
October................
N ovem ber...........
December............

.250
.250
.250
.250
.250
.245
.245
.245
.250
.255
.257
.267

1917: Av. for y e a r ...

.320

January................
February.............
March...................
A pril....................
M ay......................
June................ .
J u ly ......................
A ugust........ .......
September...........
October................
N ovem ber...........
December............

1918: Av. for y e a r ...

January..............
February.............
March...................
April.....................
M ay......................
June.....................
J u lv ......................
A ugust.................
September...........
October................
Novem ber...........
December............

1919: Av. for y e a r ...

January................
February.............
March...................
A pril....................
M ay......................
June.....................
J u ly ............. ........
A ugust.................
September...........
October....... ........
N ovem ber...........
December............




.288
.277
.295
.312
.324
.331
.328
.330
.332
.339
.342
.342

.359

.333
.335
.337
.335
.338
.336
.342
.353
.372
.390
.408
.430
.444

.459
.436
.415
.442
.449
.448
.445
.445
.449
.447
.440
.446

124

126
126
126
126
126
121
121
121
121
121
121
126
129

$0.085
.100

.100
.100
.080
.080
.080
.080
.080
.080
.080
.080
.080
.083

85

83

128
128
128
128
128
126
126
126
128
131
132
137

.080
.080
.080
.080
.080
.080
.080
.080
.080
.090
.090
.090

80
80
80
80
80
80
80
80
80
90
90
90

164

.104

104

148
142
151
160
166
170
168
169
170
174
175
175
184

171
172
173
172
173
172
175
181
191
200
209
221

228

235
224
213
227
230
■230
228
228
230
229
226
229

.090
.090
.090
.090
.100
.100
.100
.110
.120
.120
.120
.120

.138

.140
.140
.140
.140
.130
.130
.140
.140
.140
.140
.140
.140

.143

.140
.140
.140
.140
.140
.140
.140
.140
.140
.140
.160
.160

$0.071

.063

.071

90
90
90
90
100
100
100
110
120
120
120
120

138

140
140
140
140
130
130
140
140
140
140
140
140

143

140
140
140
140
140
140
140
140
140
140
160
160

.062
.062
.063
.063
.063
.064
.064
.062
.064
.064
.070
.058

.073

.060
.060
.060
.060
.087
.081
.078
.079
.081
.082
.079
.074

Corn meal
(pound).

Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Rela­
age
age
tive
age
tive
tive
price. price. price. price. price. price.

$0.063

100
.061
100
.062
100
.063
80
.064
.064
80
.064
80
.064
80
80 * .064
80
.064
.062
80
80
.062
.062
80

Flour, wheat
(pound).

Baked
weight.

.069
.070
.071
.072
.072
.072
.072
.072
.072
.070
.070
.070

.070
.070
.071
.071
.071
.072
.072
.070
.072
.072
.079
.065

.082

.067
.067
.067
.067
.098
.091
.088
.089
.091
.092
.089
.083

.091

116

$0.043

123

113
115
116
118
118
118
118
118
118
115
115
115

.044
.049
.046
.046
.046
.043
.041
.041
.039
.038
.039
.039

126
140
131
131
131
123
117
117
111
109
111
111

116

.044

126

115
115
116
116
116
118
118
115
118
118
130
107

134

110
110
110
110
161
149
144
146
149
151
146
136

.040
.041
.0 4 0 “
.040
.039
.040
.040
.043
.046
.050
.054
.054
.066

.055
.055
.056
.066
.085
.079
.070
.070
.068
.065
.063
.063

114
117
114
114
111
114
114
123
131
143
154
154

189

157
157 ^1
160
189
243
226
200
200
194
186
180
180

$0.036

118
121
109
109
109
103
103
103
103
106
106
103

.039

118

.034
.036
.034
.036
.036
.036
.036
.039
.041
.044
.050
.050

.062

.046
.045
.048
.052
.064
.061
.063
.070
.069
.078
.076
.077

.068

194

146
146
146
149
149
149
149
152
151
151
152
149

.063
.063
.063
.063
.066
.069
.067
.071
.071
.071
.072
.071

180
180
180
180
189
197
191
203
203
203
206
203

.075
.080
.083
.083
.074
.073
.073
.077
.076
.076
.074
.071

.093

152

.073

209

.072

.100

146
146
146
146
152
154
154
154
154
154
159
164

.089
.089
.089
.091
.091
.091
.091
.093
.092
.092
.093
.091

.089
.089
.089
.089
.093
.094
.094
.094
.094
.094
.097

149

.071
.072
.072
.074
.076
.075
.074
.074
.072
.072
.073
.074

203
206
206
211
217
214
211
211
206
206
209
211

109

.039
.040
.036
.036
.036
.034
.034
.034
.034
. 035
.035
.034

.076

.069
.068
.066
.070
.073
.074
.073
.074
.075
.076
.075
.075

103
109
103
109
109
109
109
118
124
133
152
152
188

139
136
145
158
194
185
191
212
209
236
230
233

230
227

242
252
252
224
221
221
233
230
230
224
215

218

209
206
200
212
221
224
221
224
227
230
227
227

233

G EN ERAL TABLES.

SPECIFIED FOOD
Y E A R S — Continued.

A R TICLES,

BY

CITIES,

1913 TO

1919,

LOS ANGELES, CALIF.— Continued.
[Average prices for 1913=100.]

Rice
(pound).

Potatoes
(pound).

Sugar,
granulated
(pound).

Coffee
(pound).

Tea
(pound).

Onions,
pound.
Aver­
age
Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Rela­ price.
tive
age
tive
age
tive
age
tive
tive
age
age
price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price.

Beans, Prunes, Raisins,
navy,
seeded,
pound. pound. pound.
Aver­
Aver­ Aver­
age
age
age
price.
price.
price.

120 $0.065

120

$0.327

$0.531

97

.018
.018
.019
-.021
.024
.017
.014
.016
.015
.017
.019
.021

.057
.062
.063
.065
.068
.069
.070
.068
.064
.061
.067
.068

$ 0.0 26

$0.0 72

§0 .1 1 3

121
121
121
121
134
134
123
123
123
123
121
125

120
120
127
140
160
113
93
107
100
113
127
140

90

.093
.093
.093
.093
.103
.103
.095
.095
.095
.095
.093
.096

106
115
117
120
126
128
130
126
119
113
124
126

.328
.328
.328
.328
.328
.328
.328
.328
.328
.328
.324
.320

90
90
90
90
90
90
90
90
90
90
89
88

.530
.530
.530
.530
.530
.530
.530
.530
.530
.530
.530
.542

97
97
97
97
97
97
97
97
97
97
97
99

.025
.026
.023
.024
.025
.027
.027
.025
.025
.026
.027
.033

.063
.073
.073
.073
.073
.071

.113
.113
.119
.119
.119

.073
.083

.11 1
.1 1 1
.1 1 1

.0 9 4

122

.026
.023
.024
.025
.024
.022
.024
.024
.030
.027
.028
.031
.033

173

.07 7

.068
.069
.074
.078
.084
.086
.086
.084
.073
.074
.074
.073

.3 2 2

89

.5 5 1

.04 0

.334
.334
.334
.334
.318
.318
.318
.318
.318
.318
.300
.323

101

.1 0 0

.1 1 4

153
160
167
160
147
160
160
200
180
187
207
220

143
126
128
137
144
156
159
159
156
135
137
137
135

92
92
92
92
88
88
88
88
88
88
83
89

.560
.560
.560
.560
.550
.550
.550
.550
.550
.550
.533
.533

103
103
103
103
101
101
101
101
101

.084
.084
.084
.085
.087
.096
.108
.113
.113
.106
.120
.123

.109
.109

98
98

.038
.038
.038
.039
.041
.043
.040
.038
.032
.037
.045
.055

.0 8 4

156

.30 7

.55 7

.305
.307
.299
.304
.304
.305
.307
.306
.323
.318
.303
.303

84
85
82
84
84
84
85
84
89
•88
83
83

.533
.500
.550
.545
.545
.550
.542
.565
.589
.590
.571
.600

102

.1 4 8

135
135
150
163
163
154
154
170
167
156
156
157
172

.3 0 6

84

.312
.312
.303
.303
.303
.304
.302
.304
.304
.304
.304
.317

204

.4 2 1

196
196
194
193
194
191
191
189
200
217

.345
.366
.381
.389
.393
.430
.455
.449
.471
.465
.450

$0.098

125 $ 0.0 18

.089
.089
.089
.089
.100
.100
.100
.096
.102
.096
.089
.089

116
116
116
116
130
130
130
125
132
125
116
116

.0 9 8

127

.089
.085
.084
.095
.103
.103
.103
.102
.103
.104
.102
.107

116
110
109
123
134
134
134
132
134
135
132
139

.038
.035
.048
.048
.060
.053
.038
.026
.038
.031
.032
.020
.027

253
233
320
320
400
353
253
173
253
207
213
133
180

.073
.073
.081
.088
.088
.083
.083
.092
.090
.084
.084
.085

.1 2 9

168

.02 6

173

.0 9 3

.110
.115
.119
.121
.125
.128
.131
.136
.138
.143
.140
.138

143
149
155
157
162
166
170
177
179
186
182
179

.025
.021
.019
.017
.020
.022
.023
.033
.038
.033
.032
.031

167
140
127
113
133
147
153
220
253
220
213
207

.087
.088
.088
.086
.086
.087
.088
.089
.095
.105
. 106 1
.106

.1 4 8

192

.0 3 8

.031
.030
.030
.039
.039
.039
.042
.039
.037
.037
.041
.052

253
207
200
200
260
260
260
280
260
247
247
273
347

.1 1 0

178
177
178
177
182
187
190
191
203

.137
.136
.137
.136
.140
.144
.146
.147
.156
.163
.105
.170

212

214
221




.106
.106
.105
.104
.105
.103
.103
.102
.108
.117
.124
.139

161
163
163
159
159
161
163
165
176
194
196
196

230

257

.4 5 4

101

.07 1
.07 1

.071
.071

.1 1 7
.1 1 1

.108
.108

.1 0 9

.113
.115
.1 1 5

.115
.115
.106
.125
.117
.117

$0.110
.1 0 9
.1 0 9
.1 0 9
.1 0 9
.1 0 9
.1 0 9
.1 0 9

.109
.1 0 9
.1 0 9

.109
.1 1 6
.1 0 8
.1 1 2
.1 1 2
.1 1 2
.1 1 2

.106
.1 1 5
.1 0 5
.1 0 5

.105
.105'
.1 0 3
.1 0 3
.1 3 2
.1 1 0
.1 1 0
.1 2 4
.1 2 7

.0 6 0

.1 6 6

98
92
101
100
100
101
99
104
108
108
105
110

.074
.117
.111
.126
.065
.040

.130

.029
.028
.033
.037
.034

.173
.174
.172
.179
. 173
.167

.124
.115
.123
.139
.164
.163
.166
.163
.161
.158
.151
.150

.63 3

116

.0 3 4

.1 6 5

.1 7 0

86
86
83
83
83
84
83
84
84
84
84
87

.586
.591
.605
.606
.616
.611
.639
.645
.650
.665
.678
.703

108
108
111
111
113
112
117
118
119
124
129

.037
.037
.026
.022
.028
.032
.039
.042
.043
.035
.034
.033

.167
.166
.168
.171
.170
.167
.165
.167
.165
.164
.159
.148

.146
.151
.156
.163
.160
.163
.168
.177
.178
.187
.184
.. 204

116

.6 9 1

127

.0 6 0

.1 1 1

.2 5 3

.1 7 6

95

.688
.696
.705
.704
.708
.672
.674
.679
.687
.688
.691
.698

126
128
129
129
130
123
124

.037
.038
.061
.065
.076
.084
.078

.141
.133
.108
.109
.107
.105

125
126
126

.0 5 2
.0 5 3

.167
.160
.162
.159
.164
.160
.160
.169

127

.0 6 1

.203
.206
.220
.226
.238
.260
.268
.295
.287
.290
.270
.272

85

101

105
107
108
118
125
124

130
128
124
125

122

128

.031

.049
.070

.1 3 2

.142
.167
.191
.1 8 7

.1 0 4

.108
.104
.1 1 0

.106
.1 0 2

.124
.1 3 7
.1 3 7

.141
.141
.149
.1 3 3

.148
.1 4 4

.138
.141
.138
.138'
.147
.139
.142
.140
.141

.153
.158
.156

.181
.19 6
.21 0
.2 2 3

234

RETAIL PRICES, 1913 TO DECEMBER, 1919.
T a b le

AVERAGE AND RELATIVE RETAIL PRICES OP
BY MONTHS AND

LOS ANGELES, CALIF.—Concluded.

Year and m onth.

Milk,
evap­
orated.
15-16ouncecan.
Average
price.

Oleo­
marga­
rine,
pound.
Average
price.

N ut
marga­
rine,
pound.
Average
price.

$0.144

$0,436

$0,362

$0.363

.159
.153
.134
.134
.134
.136
.143
.146
.146
.148
.149
.151

.419
.417
.406
.407
.423
.433
.447
.449
.468
.454
.453
.455

.382
.365
.361
.355
.352
.352
.364
.364
.364
.364
.360
.360

Rolled
oats,
pound.
Average
price.

Cora
flakes,
8-ounce
package.
Average
price.

Cream of
Wheat,
28-ounce
package.
Average
price.

$0,090

$0.135

$0,248

.137
.139
.138
.140
.138
.134
.135
.134
.128
.132
.130
.131

.247
.248
.243
.248
.246
.245
.246
.243
.242
.244
.244
.280

.339
.338
.333
.337
.350
.372
.408
.410
.371
.348
.365
.379

Crisco,
pound.
Average
price.

1919— -Concluded.
A v e r a g e f o r y e a r ............

J a n u a rv ...................
February..................
March........................
April..........................
M ay...........................
June..........................
J u ly ...........................
August......................
September................
October.....................
N ovem ber................
December..................

.092
.090
.087
.089
.091
.092
.093
.089
.087
.090
.087
.087

4 In Los Angeles more bananas are sold by the pound than b y the dozen.
T a b l e D. — A V E R A G E AND R E L A T IV E FA M ILY E X P E N D IT U R E S FOR 22

AND
LOS ANGELES, CALIF.
{Average expenditure for the year 1913=100.]
1914

1913

1915

Month.
Average.
A v e ra g e f o r y e a r ...........

January....................
February..................
March.......................
A pril.........................
May..........................
June..........................
July..........................
A ugust.....................
September...............
October....................
November................
December................




$284.84

2 286. 55
2 281. 90
2 280.13
2 271. 30
2 273. 33
« 277. 98
2 283. 34
2 289. 42
2 294. 99
2 292.82
2 297.09
2 295.32

Relative.

100
101
99
98
95
96
98
99
102
104
103
104
104

Average.
$288.37

2 285. 38
2 274.17
2 266. 60
2 270.04
2 273.18
2 272.15
2 271. 74
2 286.16
2 292. 95
2 297.90
2 296. 60
2 290.95

1 See footnote on p. 10.

Relative.

101
100
96
94
95
96
96
95
100
103
105
104
102

Average.
$271.46

2 280.39
2 278. 57
2 270.06
2 266. 22
2 270 .11
2 26€. 02
2 265-12
2 266.67
2 265. 87
2 271. 71
2 276.49
2 278.79

Relative.
95

98
98
95
93
95
93
93
94
93
95
97
98

235

G EN ERAL TABLES.

SPECIFIED FOOD A R TICLES,
Y E A R S—Continued.

BY

CITIES,

1913 TO

1919,

LOS ANGELES, CALIF.— Concluded,

Macaroni,
pound.
Average
price.

Cabbage,
pound.
Average
price.

Beans,
bated,
N o. 2 can.
Average
price.

$0,174
.184
.183
.184
.175
.166
.170
.169
.168
.171
.171
.172
.173

$0,037

$0.187

.027
.028
.032
.052
.051
.041
.036
.034
.033
.030
.030
.048

Corn,
cannea,
No. 2 can.
Average
price.

$0.188

.192
.187
.192
.191
.189
.185
.185
.189
.185
.191
.184
.185

.196
.201
.193
.197
.195
.187
.185
.177
.178
.180
.177
.179

Peas,
canned,
No. 2 can.
Average
price.

Tomatoes,
canned,
N o . 2 | can.
Average
price.

$0,190

Bananas,
pound.4
Average
price.

$0,154

$0,112

.171
.168
.166
.152
.150
.149
.151
.150
.149
.149
.148
.147

.199
.189
.194
.189
.189
.189
.188
.194
.186
.182
.189
.190

Oranges,
dozen.
Average
price.

.104
.101
.102
.111
.107
.109
.107
.109
.116
.113
.136
.127

$0,393

.393
.360
.357
.371
.393
.385
.388
.383
.409
.413
.389
.469

FOOD A R T IC L E S 1 COM BINED, B Y C ITIE S, 1913, TO 1919, B Y MONTHS
YEARS.
LOS ANGELES, CALIF.
[Average expenditure for th e year 1913=100.]
1917

1916
Average.

R elative.

$290.51

2 279.20
2 280.15
2 279.74
2 281.60
2 279.08
2 282.47
2 281. 36
2 289.50
2 295.67
2 308.48
2 315.65
2 313.36

102

98
98
98
99
98
99
99
102
104
108
111
110

Average.
$355.95

314.67
2 325.92
2 326.94
2 355.57
» 368.90
-2 355.73
2 346.45
2 367.35
^ 374.49
2 388.97
2 373.55
2 382.96
2

1918
Relative.
m

110
114
115
125
130
125
122
129
131
137
131
134

Average.
$423.44

2 398.19
2 393.85
2 378. 84
2 370.51
2 398.92
2 402.03
2 418.16
2 432.09
2 447.49
2 461.82
2 466.73
2 470.83

1919
Relative.
149

140
138
140
137
140
141
147
152
157
162
104
1G5

Average.
$466.57

2 470.14
2 447.19
2 449.85
2 459.12
2 470.78
2 467.40
2 463.38
2 459.38
2 464.12
2 467.83
2 483.77
2 497.61

R elative.
164

165
157
158
161
165
164
163
161
163
164
170
175

2€ost of year’s supply at prices charged in specified month. The expenditures for March and April,
1918, do not include any amount spent for hems,-as by order of the U. S. Food Administration no hsens
were sold in these months.




236

R E T A IL PRIC ES, 1913 TO DECEM BER, 1919.
T a b l e C.— A V E R A G E AND R E L A T IV E R E T A IL PR IC E S OF

B Y MONTHS AND
LOUISVILLE, KY.
[Average prices for 1913=100.]

Sirloin steak Round steak
(pound).
(pound).

Rib roast
(pound).

Chuck roast
(pound).

Plate beef
(pound).

Pork chops
(pound).

Y ear and month.
Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­
age ative age ative age ative age ative age ative age ative
price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price.
1913: A v.for y e a r ... 50.228

100 $0.195

Januarv...............
February............
March..................
A pril...................
M av.....................
June.....................
July .....................
A ugust................
September..........
October...............
November...........
December...........

.206
.201
.218
.236
.232
.236
.236
.232
.230
.230
.230
.230

91
89
96
104
103
104
104
103
102
102
102
102

.175
.180
.189
.200
.196
.200
.204
.200
.200
.200
.200
.200

1914: Av for y e a r...

.202

.229

101

January..............
February............
March..................
A pril...................
M ay.....................
June.....................
July.....................
A ugust................
September..........
October...............
November...........
December...........

.225
.232
.231
.228
.232
.232
.232
.233
.233
.228
.223
.219

100
103
102
101
103
103
103
103
103
101
99
97

1915: Av. for y e a r ...

.222

98

100 $0.181

90
92
97
103
101
103
105
103
103
103
103
103
104

.196
.200
.200
.200
.203
.207
.207
.208
.207
.200
.200
.200

101
103
103
103
104
106
106
107
106
103
103
103

.201

103

January..............
February............
March..................
A pril...................
M ay.....................
June.....................
Ju ly.....................
A ugust................
September..........
October...............
N ovember...........
December...........

.220
.220
.215
.215
.224
.224
.224
.224
.230
.223
.223
.218

97
97
95
95
99
99
99
99
102
99
99
96

.200
.200
.200
.200
.204
.204
.204
.204
.205
.200
.195
.193

103
103
103
103
105
105
105
105
105
103
100
99

1916: A v.for y e a r ...

.238

105

.211

108

.220
January..............
.224
February............
March.................. .231
.239
A pril...................
M ay..................... .241
June..................... i .253
Ju ly..................... .253
A ugust................ .250
.246
September..........
October............... .236
November........... .229
December........... .229

1917: Av. for year..

January..............
February............
March..................
A pril...................
M ay.....................
June....................
Ju ly .....................
A ugust................
Septem ber..........
October...............
November...........
December...........




.279

97
99
102
106
107
112
112
111
109
104
101
101

.197
.197
.204
.209
.218
.231
.231
.223
.216
.205
.200
.200

123

.263

.241
.258
.258
.275
.282

107
114
114

.298
.288
.288
.285
.286
.290

132
127
127
126
127
128

.300

122

125

133

.223
.224
.233
.268

.272

.285
.288
.275

.273

.271
.268

.272

101
101
105
107
112
118
118
114
111
105
103
103
135

114
115
119
137
139
146
148
141
140
139
137
139

100 $0,151

100 $0.125

100 $0.198

.181
.171
.179
.186
.176
.183
.183
.183
.182
.182
.181
.181

100
94
99
103
97
101
101
101
101
101
100
100

.130
.133
.153
.156
.149
.156
.156
.156
.159
.159
.155
.155

86
88
101
103
99
103
103
103
105
105
103
103

85
91
95
102
99
102
105
105
105
105
105
105

.106
.114
.119
.128
.124
.128
.131
.131
.131
.131
.131
.131

.182

101

.154

102

.136

109

.177
.180
.180
.181
.182
.185
.185
.187
.184
.182
.182
.182

98
99
99
100
101
102
102
103
102
101
101
101

.150
.151
.151
.155
.157
.157
.158
.160
.157
.152
.152
.152

99
100
100
103
104
104
105
106
104
101
101
101

.131
.135
.135
.135
.138
.138
.137
.137
.137
.135
.135
.135

105
108
108
108
110
110
110
110
110
108
108
108

.181

100

.155

103

.133

.181
.181
.181
.181
.185
.185
.185
.185
.183
.178
.176
.176

100
100
100
100
102
102
102
102
101
98
97
97

.152
.154
.152
.152
.156
.156
.156
.156
.158
. .153
.153
.157

101
102
101
101
103
103
103
103
105
101
101
104

106

.135
.130
.135
.135
.137
.132
.132
.132
.134
.131
.131
.127

108
104
108
108
110
106
106
106
107
105
105
102
115

.180
.174
.196
.200
.196
.196
.201
.206
.216
.219
.196
.190

.203

.187

94

.172
.160
.165
.194
.200
.200
.200
.206
.208
.201
.181
.161

87
81
83
98
101
101
101
104
105
102
91
81

.211

107

102

.162

107

.144

99
99
101
103
111
115
115
110
108
101
84
84

.153
.156
.158
.161
.170
.173
.173
.167
.166
.160
.156
.156

101
103
105
107
113
115
115
111
110
106
103
103

.132
.131
.135
.137
.152
.159
.159
.148
.145
.139
.145
.145

106
105
108
110
122
127
127
118
116
111
116
116

.174
.175
.194
.212
.216
.222
.222
.228
.241
.232
.212
.205

.224

124

.198

131

.170

136

.306

.196
.199
.205

108
110
113
129
134
130
129
127
126
128
125
127

.233

.243
.236
.234
.229
.228

.232
.227

.229

.200

.203

.202

.201

.152
.158
.165
.180
.183
.175
.175
.168
.168
.175
.177
.169

122
126
132
144
146
140
140
134

134

140

142
135

103

98
101
99
103'
105
100
104
111
105
103
103
96

.185

111
119
119
133
141
141
139
134
132
134
134
133

91
88
99
101
99
99
102
104
109
111
99
96

.194
.200
.196
.203
.208
.197
.205
.220
.208
.204
.204
.191

.179
.179
.182
.187
.201
.208
.208
.199
.196
.182
.152
.152

.167
.179
.179
.201
.213
.213
.210
.203

100

.220
.243
.273
.302

.300

.297
.310
.342
.360
365
.335

.322

88
88
98
107
109
112
112
115
122
117
107
104
155
111

123
138
153
152
150
157
173
182
184
169
163

237

GENERAL TABLES.

SPECIFIE D FOOD A R TIC LE S, B Y CITIES, 1913 TO 1919,
Y E A R S — Continued.
LOUISVILLE, KY.
[Average prices for 1913=100.]

Bacon,
sliced
(pound).

Ham,
sliced
(pound).

Lard
(pound).

Lamb
(pound).

Hens
(pound).

Sal­
mon,
cann'd
pound.

Eggs (doz en).
Strictly
fresh.

Stor­
age.

Butter
(pound).

Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ R el­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ R el­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Aver­ [R el­ Aver­ Aver­ Rel­
age ative age
age ative age ative age ative age ative age ative age
age ative
price. price price. price price. price price. price price. price price. price. price price. price. price
$0.2 84

.275
.266
.278
.278
.278
.291
.294
.297
.295
.295
.286
.270

100
97
94
98
98
98

$0.2 85

100
95
92
98
96

$0.1 56

100

100
95
99

$0.226

102
102
102
1 00

.2 8 2

99

.1 5 1

97

.1 8 4

103

.22 7

96
96
96
98
98
98

.156
.154
.150
.150
.150
.150
.150
.150
.151
.150
.150
.150

100

101
101
101

.275
.275
.275
.279
.279
.279
.292
.290
.292
.290
.280
.275

99
96
96
96
96
96
96
97
96
96
96

.183
.183
.183
.193
.185
.185
.185
.185
.185
.173
.182
.185

103
103
103
108
104
104
104
104
104
97

.226
.229
.233
.240
.240
.229
.230
.216
.230
.225

10 2

.2 2 0

104

.209

.26 9

95

.192
.192
.185

99
99

96
96
93
93
93
92
87
83
78
81
90

112

.2 1 4

.271
.27i
.271
.265
.265
.265
.265
.269
.269
.269
.269
.274

.139
.150
.150
.145
.145
.145
.143
.136
.130

.19 9

.271
.257
.258
.258
.258
.267
.265
.271
.275
.285
.280
.280

94
95
95
95
93
93
93
93
94
94
94
94
96

89

95
90
91
91
91
94
93
95
97

.26 9

102

.299

105

.1 7 6

.2 8 4

.272
.278
.278
.282
.282
.282
.285
.291
.299
.287
.287
.288

.2 9 0

.275
.272
.272
.280
.294
.294
.294
.294
.305
.301
.300
.300

102

104
105
104
104
101

95

100
96
98
98
99
99
99

1 00
1 02

105

10 0

100

103
105
105

102
102
102
102

98
96

.1 2 1

.126
.141
.138

97
96
96
99
104
104
104
104
107
106
106
106

.271
.271
.271
.305
.305
.308
.308
.310
.313
.307
.307
.307

95
95
95
107
107
108
108
109

.4 2 3

149

.3 8 8

136

.304
.316
.340
.395
.424
.431
.431
.431
.470
.523
.507
.509

107

.323
.337
.344
.379
.386
.390
.385
.392
.404
.438
.439
.433

113
118

.213
.219
.246
.260
.279

11 1
120

139
149
152
152
152
165
184
179
179




110

108
108
108

121

133
135
137
135
138
142
154
154
152

.143
.148
.148
.153
.175
.175
.178
.178
.186
.197

99
97
98
98
99
98
99
103
104
103

$0 .1 7 8

.155
.152
.153
.153
.154
. 153
.154
.161
.163
.161
.158
.158

.270
.261
.279
.275
.286
.294
.300
.300
.290
.290
.290
.285

101
101

.169
.176
.181
.181
.175
.181
.183
.171
.178
.182
.182
.182

102
102

98
102

103
96
100
10 2
10 2
102

108
108
104

.2 0 0

112

.190
.225
.208

107
126
117

88

.2 0 0
.2 0 0
.2 0 0
.2 0 0
.2 0 0

113

92
95
95
98

100

211
212

159
157

174
171

.410
.263
.206
.205

152
98
77
76
74
74
73

96 ...........

102
100

95
95
97
100
100

171

99

101
100
10 2

107
112

113
108

111

.190
.194
.2 0 0
.2 0 0

.196
.2 0 0
.2 0 0
.2 0 0
.2 0 0
.2 0 0
.2 0 0

.197

.200

.30 7

.197
.197
.197
.2 0 0
.2 0 0
.2 0 0
.2 0 0

.199
.1 9 9

.263

.330

116
119
139
150
146

.2 9 0

128

.302
.3 2 0

.2 0 0
.2 0 0

.196
.232
.268
.289
.344
.370

.243
.214
.229
.229
.249

.2 9 7

.2 0 1

.350
.333

99

.2 2 1

132

.284
.285
.289

102

.2 6 5

101
102

.2 9 9

.3 4 0

154
136

95 $ 0 .1 9 8

.203
.204

.2 0 0
.2 0 0

.2 6 8

$0,242

112
112

97
92 ...........

.2 0 0

113
108
108

.314

93
76
72
81
77
82
93

.250
.267
.283
.349
.378

103
106
106

131
140
140
140
135
137
138
131
126
140
140
151
158
183
178
166

100
112

141
114
97
74
75
76
82
93
99
105
130
141

.224
.228
.225
.230
.242
.254
.255
.244
.250
.256
.243
.243

.249
.249
.268
.281
.325
.316
.295
.283
.280
.310
.305
.305

.2 7 5

.379
.306
.261

100
101

118

162

.263
.283
.293
.320
.329
.330

96

.2 1 0

.2 8 9

.2 7 7

102

107

177

.250
.300
.300
.413
.366

96
96

.241

.217

.2 2 1

101

131

.2 7 6

137
140
158
167
179
178
169
181
188
205

108
107
103
103

.2 3 4

120
122

.300
.250
.204
.193
.217
.208

102

1 12
112
112
112
112

.2 1 0

$0.2 69

91
95

93
94
94
92
92
91
95

114
114
119
126
136
139

.2 1 2

.215
.215
.219
.225
.225

100

.213
.213
.208
.208
.206
.214

.214
.218
.233
.250
.250
.250
.240
.244
.245
.233
.225

11 2
11 2

.206
.215
.231
.244
.241
.232
.233
.229
.218
.218
.230
.216

.207

.2 6 3

.364
.262
.231
.229
.233
.238
.254
.285
.339
.352
.412
.483

.300
.300
.317"
.2 2 0

86
100

107
128
138

.300

114

.413
.432
.436
.407
.386
.354
.353
.364
.396
.392
.400
.413
.3 6 9

.414
.364
.369
.331
.339
.350
.357
.358
.379
.378
.390
.395
.3 4 2

.384
.354
.334
.350
.334
.330
.330
.306
.305
.325
.363
.390

100
104
109
110

103
97
89
89

92
100

99
101

104
93

105
92

93
84
86

88
90
90
96
95
98
100

86

97

89

84
88

84
83
83
77
77
82
92
98

.3 8 5

97

96

94
106
126
131 ...........
153
.350
180
.375

.381
.381
.401
.406
.352
.350
.342
.351
.379
.387
.441
.450

160

.4 9 4

135 " .’3 6 6 ’
97
.240
86

85
87
88

96
101

103
89
88

83
89
96
98

111
114

.543
.480

202
178

.4 6 7

.2 9 7

110

.473

125
115
118
119

.5 0 9
.4 5 1
.4 8 0

121

.4 3 0

.360
.3 7 7
.3 7 3

126
126

.240
.245
.246

.362
.382

128

.2 5 2

.4 6 2

131
134
142

.253

.473

.2 5 5

.4 9 5
.5 5 4

.246

.325
.300

$0.3 96

.443

134
140
139
135
142
172
176
184

.423

206

.4 6 0

.457

129

114

.461
.485
.515
.539

130
136

.5 2 6
.5 6 0

133
141

116

122

238

RETAIL PRICES, 1913 TO DECEMBER, 1913.

C.—AVERAGE AND RELATIVE RETAIL PRICES OP

T a b le

BY MONTHS AND

LOUISVILLE, KY.—Continued.
[Average prices for 1913=100.]

Sirloin steak Round steak
(pound).
(pound).

Chuck roast
(pound).

Rib roast
(pound).

Plate beef
(pound).

Pork chops
(pound).

Year and month.
Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­
age ative age ative age ative age ative age ative age ative
price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price.
1918: Av. for year
January...........
February.........
March..............
A pril................
M ay..................
June.................
Ju ly ..................
A ugust............
September____
October...........
November.......
December........

1.355
.295
.303
.315
.342
.367
.386
.387
.377
.375
.371
.371
.371

1919: Av. fo r year
January...........
February.........
March..............
A pril................
May..................
June.................
Ju ly..................
A ugust............
Sep tem b er....
October...........
November.......
D ecem b er... . .

.366
.377
.377
.380
.383
.393
.391
.381
.367
.348
.333
.331
.327

157

131
134
139
151
162
171
171
167
166
164
164
164
162

167
167
168
170
174
173
169
162
154
147
146
145

1.341

175 $0.285

157 $0.252

167

.280
.293
.295
.329
.367
.379
.379
.360
.359
.351
.351
.349

144
150
151
169
188
194
194
185
184
180
180
179

128
128
133
148
164
168
174
170
170
170
169
169

.208
.210
.221
.238
.263
.273
.278
.269
.267
.270
.266
.263

138
139
146
158
174
181
184
178
177
179
176
174

.352

181

165

.260

172

173
173
176
177
178
177
170
161
151
150
145
144

.278
.276
.275
.285
.288
.279
.269
.251
.234
.228
.223
.229

184
183
182
189
191
185
178
166
155
151
148
152

.362
.362
.370
.372
.381
.381
.375
.356
.331
.313
.304
.312

186
186
190
191
195
195
192
183
170
161
156
160

.231
.231
.241
.268
.296
.304
.315
.307
.308
.307
.305
.306
.313
.313
.318
.321
.322
.321
.307
.291
.273
.272
.262
.260

176 $0.373

.182
.183
.204
.219
.234
.230
.236
.227
.230
.233
.231
.228

188

146
146
163
175
187
184
189
182
184
186
185
182

.318
.320
.324
.353
.358
.359
.361
.377
.442
.437
.424
.408

161
162
164
178
181
181
182
190
223
221
214
206

.217

174

188
185
186
190
193
184
175
166
157
153
148
154

.390
.383
.349
.351
.388
.401
.396
.428
.433
.434
.421
.376
.316

197

.235
.231
.232
.238
.241
.230
.219
.207
.196
.191
.185
.193

193
176
177
196
203
200
216
219
219
213
190
160

Bread (pound).
Cheese (pound).

Milk, fresh
(quart).

Year and month.

Scaling
weight.

Baked weight.

Flour, wheat
(pound).

Aver­
age
price.
1913: Av. for year........

January...................
February.................
March......................
A pril........................
M ay.........................
June.........................
Ju ly .........................
A ugust.....................
September..............
October...................
N ovem ber...............
December................

1914: Av. for year

January...................
February.................
March......................
A pril........................
M ay.........................
June.........................
J u ly .........................
A ugust.....................
Septem ber..............
October...................
Novem ber...............
December................

Rela­
tiv e
price.

Aver­
age
price.

Rela­
tiv e
price.

Aver­
age
price.

Aver­
age
price.

Rela­
tiv e
price.

Aver­
age
price.

Rela­
tiv e
price.

$0.217

100

$0,088

.208
.208
.217
.217
.217
.208
.217
.217
.225
.225
.225
.225

100

.088
.088
.088
.088
.088
.088
.088
.088
.088
.088
.086
.086

$0,051

$0,057

96
96
100
100
100
96
100
100
104
104
104
104

100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
98
98

.057
.057
.057
.057
.057
.057
.057
.057
.057
.057
.057
.057

100

.051
.051
.051
.051
.051
.051
.051
.051
.051
.051
.051
.051

$0,037

100

.234

108

.091

103

.049

.055

.233
.233
.233
.233
.233
.225
.225
.225
.242
.242
.242
.242

107
107
107
107
107
104
104
104
112
112
112
112

103
103
103
103
103
103
103
103
103
103
103
102

.050
.050
.050
.049
.049
.049
.047
.048
.048
.048
.048
.049

96

.091
.091
.091
.091
.091
.091
.091
.091
.091
.091
.091
.090

.056
.056
.056
.055
.055
.055
.053
.054
.054
.054
.054
.055

98
98
98
96
96
96
93
95
95
95
95
96

100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100

.035
.036
.037
.037
.036
.037
.035
.034
.035
.035
.035
.035

95
97
100
100
97
100
95
92
95
95
95
95

.037

100

.035
.035
.035
.035
.035
.035
.035
.036
.040
.039
.039
.040

95
95
95
95
95
95
95
97
108
105
105
108

1 No hens sold in March and April, 1918, by order of the U . S. Food Administration.




239

GENERAL, TABLES.

SPECIFIED FOOD ARTICLES, BY CITIES, 1913 TO 1919,
YE ARS-—Continued.

LOUISVILLE, KY.—Continued.
[Average prices for 1913=100.1
Ham,
sliced
(pound).

Bacon,
sliced
(pound).

Lard
(pound).

Hens
(pound).

Lamb
(pound).

Sal­
mon,
canned
pound.

Eggs (dozen).
Strictly
fresh.

Stor-

Butter
(pound).

Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Aver­ Rel­
age ative age
age ative
age ative age ative age ative age ative age ative age
price. price price. price price. price price. price price. price price. price. price price. price. price
.537
.495
.498
.494
.515
.513
.518
.516
.541
.583
.586
.591
.592

.4 9 2

.3 2 4

208

.3 7 2

.442
.450
.461
.466
.466
.475
.482
.496
.533
.551
.540
.541

.313
.315
.326
.322
.317
.308
.312
.324
.332
.341
.339
. 343

201
202
209
206
203
197
200
208
213
219
217
220

.325
.323
.333
.388
.388
.388
.388
.388
.380
.388
.388
.388

183
181
187
2 i8
218
218
218
218
213
218
218
218

.3 5 6

228

.3 5 3

.599
.579
.563
.562
.576
.583
.603
.598
.581
.548
.520
.479

.554
.538
.533
.557
.575
.574
.592
595
.579
.539
.488
.493

208
194
208
224
251
255
267
263
225
222
223
200

.388
.400
.364
.400
.408
.400
.375
.321
.300
.300
.292
.290

198
218
225
204
225
229
225
211
180
169
169
164
163

.5 5 1

Com meal
(pound).

.324
.302
.324
.349
.392
.398
.417
.410
.351
.347
.348
.312

R ice (pound).

.367
.366
.366

. 264
.242
.250
.246
.249
.254
.258
.257
.271
.272
.279
.295
.294

.507
.698
.608
.389
.360
.365
.351
.405
.445
.504
.558
.663
.743

188
.
259 SO 559
226
145
134
136
130
151
165
187
207
246
.495
.563
276

.592
.597
.575
.521
.501
.503
.516
.539
.622
.650
.687
.770

.403
.403
.413
.440
.426
.437
.404
.404
.389
.394
.376
.379
.368

.305
.304
.304
.297
.293
.293
.299
.299
.302
.295
.318
.323
.328

.545
.683
.432
.419
.433
.484
.451
.459
.482
.529
.605
.747
.819

203
254
161
156
161
180
168
171
179
197
225
278
304

.761
.568
.683
.734
.663
.635
.621
.634
.663
.720
.775
.778

.350
.313
.373

8

.325
.321
.335
.366
.3 7 1

Sugar, granu­
lated (pound).

Potatoes
(pound).

149

149
151
145
132
127
127
130
136
157
164
173
194
173

.550
.593

Coffee (pound).

192
143
172
185
167
160
157
160
167
182
196
196

Tea (pound).

Aver­
age
price.

Rela­
tiv e
price.

Aver­
age
price.

Rela­
tiv e
price.

Aver­
age '
price.

Rela­
tiv e
price.

Aver­
age
price.

Rela­
tiv e
price.

Aver­
age
price.

Rela­
tiv e
price.

Aver­
age
price.

$0.023
.022
.022
.022
.022
.023
.024
.023
.023
,025
.024
.024
.024

100

96
96
96
96
100
104
100
100
109
104
104
104

$0,083
.081
.081
.081
.081
.081
.081
.081
.081
.083
.087
.087
.090

100
98
98
98
98
98
98
98
98
100
105
105
108

$0.019
.016
.015
.014
.014
.017
.020
.020
.019
.024
.022
.021
.0 20

100

§0.053
.055
.052
.051
.051
.051
.051
.052
,0 55
.057
.054
.053
.053

100
104
98
96
96
96
96
98
104
108
102
100
100

$0,275
.275
.275
.275
.275
.275
.275
.275
.275
.275
.275
.275
.275

100

$0.629
.600
.600
.625
.625
.625
.625
.625
.625
.650
.650
.650
.650

100

.025
,025
.024
.025
.025
.025
.025
.025
.026
.0 26
.026
.025
.024

109
109
104
109
109
109
109
109
113
113
113
109
104

.088
.088
.088
.088
.088
.088
.088
.088
.088
.088
.088
.088
.088

106
106
106
106
106
106
106
106
106
106
106
106
106

.018
.020
.020
.020
.019
.020
.023
.025
.016
.015
,014
.011
.012

95
105
105
105
100
105
121
132
84
79
74
58
63

108
94
94
92
89
89
92
96
136
143
130
115
111

.274
.269
.269
.269
.275
.275
.275
.275
.275
.275
.275
.275
.275

100

.600
.600
.600
.600
.600
.600
.600
.600
.600
.600
.600
.600
.600

95
95
05
95
95
95
95
95
95
95
95
95
95




84
79
74
74
89
105
105
100
126
116
111
105

.057
.050
.050
.049
,0 1 7
.047
,049
,051
.072 :
.076
,0 6 9
.061
.059

100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100

100

98
98
98
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100 '
100

Rela­
tiv e
price.

95
95
99
99
99
99
99
99
103
103
103
103

240

RETAIL PRICES, 1913 TO DECEMBER, 1919.
T a b le

C.—AVERAGE AND RELATIVE RETAIL PRICES OF
BY MONTHS AND

LOUISVILLE, KY.—Continued.
[Average prices for 1913=100.]
Bread (pound).
Cheese
(pound).

Milk, fresh
(quart).

Year and month.

Scaling
weight.

Baked
weight.

!

!

Flour, wheat
(pound).

Corn meal
(pound).

Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Rela­
age
tive
age
tiv e
age
tive
age
tive
age
age
tive
price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price.
1915: Av. for y e a r ... $0.242
.234
January............
.244
February.............
.244
March...................
.244
A pril....................
.244
M ay......................
.239
June.....................
.239
J u ly ......................
.234
A ugust.................
.243
September...........
.243
October................
.243
N ovem ber...........
.247
December............

112
108
112
112
112
112
110
110
108
112
112
112
114

$0,091
.091
.091
.091
.091
.091
.091
.091
.091
.091
.091
.091
.091

103
103
103
103
103
103
103
103
103
103
103
103
103

$0.050
.049
.049
.049
.050
.052
.052
.052
.052
.050
.049
.049
.049

$0.056
.055
.055
.055
.056
.059
.059
.059
.059
.056
.055
.055
.055

98
96
96
96
98
104
104
104
104
98
96
96
96

$0.045
.049
.051
.049
.049
.049
.043
.041
.041
.039
.041
.041
.042

122
132
138
132
132
132
116
111
111
105
111
111
114

$0.025
.025
.025
.025
.024
.024
.023
.024
.024
.025
.025
.025
.026

109
109
109
109
104
104
100
104
104
109
109
109
113

.273
.247
.248
.249
.250
.255
.271
.261
.265
.284
.287
.319
.340

126
114
114
115
115
118
125
120
122
131
132
147
157

.091
.091
.091
.091
.091
.091
.091
.091
.091
.091
.091
.093
.093

103
103
103
103
103
103
103
103
103
103
103
106
106

.055
.050
.050
.050
.050
.050
.051
.051
.053
.059
.064
.068
.069

.062
.056
.056
.056
.056
.056
.057
.057
.060
.066
.072
.077
.078

109
98
98
98
98
98
100
100
105
116
126
135
137

.046
.042
.043
.040
.040
.041
.051
.040
.045
.049
.052
.056
.053

124
114
116
108
108
111
138
108
122
132
141
151
143

.026
.024
.024
.024
.024
.024
.024
.024
.025
.026
.028
.030
.031

113
104
104
104
104
104
104
104
109
113
122
130
135

.096

168

.048

209

1916: Av. for y e a r ...
January...............
February.............
March...................
A pril....................
M ay......................
June.....................
J u ly ...... ..............
A ugust.................
September...........
October................
N ovem ber...........
December............
1917: Av. for y e a r ...

January................
February.............
March...................
A pril....................
M ay......................
June.....................
J u ly ......................
A ugust...... ..........
Septem ber...........
October................
N ovember...........
December............

1918 j Av. for year

January................
February.............
March..................
A pril...................
May . . .
Jun e.....................
J u l y ....................
A ugust.................
September__
October................
N ovem ber...........
December............

1919: Av. for y e a r...

January................
February.............
March...................
A pril....................
M ay......................
June.....................
J u ly ......................
August ...............
Septem ber...........
October................
N ovem ber...........
December............




.351

162

.106

120

.346
.346
.341
.350
.354
.343
.328
.338
.367
.382
.362
.357

159
159
157
161
163
158
151
156
169
176
167
165

.095
.095
.095
.095
.105
.098
.098
.105
.110
.120
.123
.133

108
108
108
108
119
111
111
119
125
136
140
151

.374

172

.135

153

.364
.369
.370
.356
.342
.326
.337
.362
.379
.401
.429
.451

168
170
171
164
158
150
155
167
175
185
198
208

.420

.486
.399
.400
.405
.414
.416
.426
.421
.420
.407
.418
.424

.127
.128
.128
.128
.128
.128
.128
.128
.150
.150
.150
.150

144
145
145
145
145
145
145
145
170
170
170
170

194

.151

224
184
184
187
191
192
196
194
194
188
193
195

172

.150
.150
.150
.150
.150
.150
.150
.150
.150
.150
.150
.160

170
170
170
170
170
170
170
170
170
170
170
182

.085

.069
.069
.071
.083
.094
.093
.089
.089
.090
.100
.085
.091

.078
.078
.080
.093
.106
.105
.100
.100
.101
.113
.096
.102

.098

137
137
140
163
186
184
175
175
177
198
168
179

172

.090
.090
.094
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.099
.098

158
158
165
175
175
175
175
175
175
175
174
172

.100

175

.098
.098
.098
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100

172
172
172
175
175
175
175
175
175
175
175
175

.071

192

.058
.058
.061
.076
.087
.083
.078
.076
.071
.071
.069
.069

157
157
165
205
235
224
211
205
192
192
186
186

.067

181

.060

181
184
184
181
181
181
181
181
176
176
176
178

.060
.063
.065
.065
.063
.058
.061
.060
.060
.058
.051
.050

.067
.068
.068
.067
.067
.067
.067
.067
.065
.065
.065
.066

.073

.068
.068
.068
.074
.076
.077
.074
.074
.074
.073
.073
.075

197

184
184
184
200
205
208
200
200
200
197
197
203

.031
.031
.032
.039
.047
.047
.051
.061
.059
.059
.060
.058

.054

.049
.049
.050
.053
.052
.056
.057
.062
.062
.055
.052
.052

135
135
139
170
204
204
222
265
257
257
261
252

261

261
274
283
283
274
252
265
261
261
252
222
217

235

213
213
217
230
226
243
248
270
270
239
226
226

241

G ENERAL TABLES.

SPECIFIED FOOD
Y E A R S — Continued.

AR TIC LE S,

BY

CITIES,

1913 TO

1919,

LOUISVILLE, KY.— Continued.
[Average prices for 19X3=100.]

Rice
(pound).

Potatoes
(pound).

Sugar,
granulated
(pound).

Coffee
(pound).

Tea
(pound).

Onions,
pound.
Aver­
age
Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Rela­ price.
age
tive
age
tive
age
tive
tiv e
tiv e
age
age
price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price.
$0^ 086

104 $0. 013

105
102
105
105
105
107
107
107
105
99
99
93

.011
.011
.012
.013
.013
.015
.009
.010
.010
.013
.016
.017

.084

101

.084
.084
.082
.085
.084
.084
.084
.083
. 083
.083
.084
.086

101
101
99
102
101
101
101
100
100
100
101
104

.100

121

.047

.087
.085
.087
.087
.087
.089
.089
.089
.087
.082
.082
.077

.084
.085
.085
.089
.099
.099
.099
.101
.105
.112
.119
.119

127

.119
.117
.120
.119
.121
.123
.128
.137
.139
.137
.135
.134

.151

.136
.133
.130
.132
.133
.136
.142
.149
.173
.184
.185
.181

101
102
102
107
119
119
119
122
127
135
143
143

153

123 $0.289

.059
.066
.065
.065
.065
.069
.069
.066
.065
.060
.063
.067

111
125
123
123
123
130
130
125
123
113
119
126

.287
.287
.287
.287
.287
.287
.287
.287
.296
.296
.296
.287

.025

132

.024
.023
.022
.020
.026
.031
.017
.021
.026
.027
.031
.036

126
121
116
105
137
163
89
111
137
142
163
189

.083

157

.291

.039
.053
.057
.062
.066
.072
.036
.031
.029
. 04S
.033
.035
.032

143
141
145
143
146
148
154
165
167
165
163
161

.054
.035
.028
.019
.023
.030
.032
.032
.038
.036
.029
.027

182

.035

164
160
157
159
160
164
171
180
208
222
223
218

68 $0.065

58
58
63
68
68
79
47
53
53
68
84
89

.027
.024
.023
.025
.031
.041
.039
.042
.049
.039
.037
.038

247

205
279
300
326
347
379
189
163
153
253
174
184

168

284
184
147
100
121
158
168
168
200
189
153
142

.069
.069
.074
.082
.090
.093
.091
.088
.079
.089
.090
.084

130
.288
130
.290
140
.293
155
.281
170
.292
175
.292
172
.292
166
.293
149
.293
168 ’ .293
170
.293
158
.293

100

$0.029

$0.074

104
104
104
104
104
104
104
104
108
108
108
104

.640
.640
.640
.640
.640
.640
.640
.640
.600
.600
.600
.600

102
102
102
102
102
102
102
102
95
95
95
95

.034
.032
.032
.032
.032
.029
.023
.023
.026
.026
.028
.031

.068
.072
.070
.070
.070
.070
.072
.070
.071
.071
.089
.092

106

.634

101

.040

101
101
101
102
101
101
101
101
101
101
101
101

.040
.042
.038
.034
.031
.033
.036
.037
.037
.039
.051
.057

•
111

.094
.094
.093
.094
.095
.100
.104
.119
.117
.127
.140
.149

105
105
107
102
106
106
106
107
107.
107
107
107

.633
.633
.633
.640
.633
.633
.633
.633
.633
.633
.633
.633

50.137

.129
.129
.135
.140
.140
.138
.138
.138
.142
.133
.144
.143

.141

.140
.140
.142
.135
.142
.145
.144
.144
.144
.138
.138
.139

$0,140

.140
.140
.140
.140
.140
.140
.142
.142
.141
.141
.135
.137

.144

.136

.140
.140
.135
.141

.141
.141
.146
.146
.146
.158
.159

.097

183

.285

104

.715

114

.073

.185

.083
.084
.089
.100
.106
.100
.096
.102
.100
.102
.102
.094

157
158
368
189
200
189
181
192
189
192
192
177

.306
.298
.296
.296
.296
.279
.279
.279
.279
.277
.276
.261

111
108
108
108
108
101
101
101
101
101
100
95

.714
.714
.714
.714
.714
.700
.712
.727
.702
.722
.722
.726

114
114
114
114
114
111
113
116
112
115
115
115

.071
.133
.140
.119
.087
.069
.045
.041
.040
.042
.045
.047

.144
.144
.153
.168
.200
.207
.205
.203
.210
.196
.201
.193

.153

.162

.140
.140
.144
.144
.151
.154
.154
.156
.151
.161
.165
.171

.159
. 169
.169
.169
.169
.153
.155
.155
.160.
.167
.161
.152,

181

.271

99

.734

.042

.172

.173

.126

.240

.096

.091
.091
.090
.090
.090
.090
.092
.094
.096
.110
.110
.109

184

.116

142
126
121
132
163
216
205
221
258
205
195
200

.109
.108
.107
.107
.107
.108
.112
.114
.111
.111
.117
.181

172
172
170
170
170
170
174
177
181
208
208
206

219

206
204
202
202
202
204
211
215
209
209
221
342

.266
.265
.268
.269
.269
.267
.269
.270
.272
.272
.276
.284

97
96
97
98
98
97
98
98
99
99
100
103

.716
.724
.718
.693
.701
.693
.716
.739
.762
.768
.792
.783

117

114
115
114
110
111
110
114
117
121
122
126
124

.048
.047
.041
.027
.044
.045
.042
.043
.046
.045
.040
.040

.439

160

.798

127

.066

.349
.370
.373
.378
.420
.439
.489
.498
.496
.481
.493
.487

127
135
136
137
153
160
178
181
180
175
179
177

.806
.790
.798
.776
.789
.801
.804
.817
.806
.791
.799
.798

128
126
127
123
125
127
128
130
128
126
127
127

.039
.041
.064
.080
.110
.089
.069
.059
. 055
.053
.058
.073

146684°— 21— B u ll. 270------- 16




105 $0.627

Beans, Prunes, Raisins,
navy,
seeded,
pound. pound. pound.
Aver­ Aver­
Aver­
age
age
age
price.
price.
price.

.188
.185
.181
.174
.172
.170
.171
.173
.172
.167
.154
.152

.148
.139
.130
.121
.120
.121
.121
.124
.128
.124
.121
.119

.169
.169
.175
.164
.166
.164
.161
.166
.173
.181
.187
.202

.181
.197
.210
.223
.214
.240
.238
.270
.250
.272
.298
.291

.158

.150
.142:
.159
.153
.155
.151
.161
.165
.157
.167
.176
.162
.184

,172
!l57

.164

.165
.170
il7 4
.170
.176
.188
.205.
.231
.2 3 7 ’

242

R E T A IL PRIC ES, 1913 TO D ECEM BER, 1919.
T able

G.— A V E R A G E AND R E L A T IV E R E T A IL PRIC ES OF
B Y MONTHS AND
LOUISVILLE, KY.— Concluded.

Year and m onth.

Milk,
evap­
orated.
15-16ounce can.
Average
price.

Oleo­
marga­
rine,
pound.
Average
price.

N ut
marga­
rine,
pound.
Average
price.

$e.i5&

$9,427

$0,351

Crisco,
pound.
Average
price.

Rolled
oats,
pound.
Average
price.

Corn
flakes,
8-ounce
package.
Average
price.

Cream of
W heat,
28-ounce
package.
Average
p rice.,

$0,089

$0,140

$0,255

1919— Concluded.
Average for year...........

January.....................
February..................
March........................
A pril..........................
M ay...........................
June...........................
J u ly ...........................
A ugust......................
Septem ber. ..............
October.....................
N ovem ber.................
December.................

.408
.406
.403
.397
.416
.427
.443
.446
.444
.447
.438
.443

.151
.152
.150
.147
.149
.153
.155
.161
.169
.165
.172
.169

$0,348.

.360
.350
.357
.356
.350
.350
.350
.350
.358
.350
.335
.347

.326
.324
.333
.335
.341
.347
.376
.386
.353
.350
.352
.350

.080
.088
.086
.082
.080
.087
.089
.090
.091
.097
.098
.098

.135
.138
.135
.134
.137
.141
.144
.144
.146
.140
.140
.140

.254
.253
.252
.253
.252
.252
.252
.256
.250
.257
.259
.265

T a b l e D . — A V E R A G E AN D R E L A T IV E F A M IL Y E X P E N D IT U R E S FO R 22

AND
LOUISVILLE, KY.
[Average expenditure for the year 1913=100.]
1913

1914

1915

Month.
Average.
Average for year..........

January. ................
February. ................
March.......................
A pril........................
M ay..........................
June................. .
J u ly ..........................
A ugust.....................
September*__
October....................
November................
December................




$363.85

352. 54
a 346.18
2 353. 79
2 354.00
2 355.26
2 358.48
2 360.67
2 364.69
2 377.44
2 374. 71
2 379.38
2 371. 77
2

R elative.
100
97
95
97
97
98
99
99
100
104
103
104
102

Average.
$364.58

2 371.48
2 363.07
2 358. 83
2 351.59
2 354. 82
2 357. 77
2 363. 89
2 367.63
2 374. 22
2 368. 35
2 368.54
2 369.06

i See footnote on p. 10.

Relative.
100
102
100
99
97
98
98
100
101
103
101
101
101

Average.
$357.39

2 372. 55
2 357.05
2 349.91
2 355. 20
2 355. 96
2 353. 64
2 346.44
2 348.49
2 350.12
2 355. 20
2 364. 82
2 368. 99

Relative.
98

102
98
96
98
98
97
95
96
96
98
100
101

243

G EN ERAL TAB LES.

SPECIFIE D FOOD
Y E A R S 1 Continued.
—

A R T IC L E S ,

BY

CITIES,

1913 TO

1919,

LOUISVILLE* KY.— Concluded.

Cabbage,
pound.
Average
price.

Macaroni,
pound.
Average
price.

$0,060

$0,183

,

.041
.049
.061
.092
.097
.054
.043
.068
.059
.048
.046
.063

.189
.189
.180
.185
.184
.185
.183
.188
.185
.180
.178
.173

Com,
canned,
N o. 2 can.
Average
price.

Beans,
baked,
N o. 2 Can.
Average
price.

$0,183

$0;166

.194
.196
.186
.176
.180
.180
.182
.182
.183
.179
.180
.179

.181
.176
.163
.160
.168
.166
.164
.165
.165
.161
.158
.159

Peas,
canned,
N o. 2 can.
Average
price.

Tomatoes,
canned,
N o. 2 ean.
Average
price.

$0,185

$0,153

.191
.192
.187
.181
.188
.188
.188
.187
.183
.179
.179
.177

.163
.156
.154
.154
.149
.148
.149
.153
.154
.150
.153
.153

Bananas,
dozen.
Average
price.

Oranges,
dozen.
Average
price.

$0,375

$0,455

.383
.367
.371
.373
.379
.386
.369
.374
.383
.371
.367
.371

.408
.412
.481
.509
.479
.490
.446
.455
.463
.445
.450
.427

FOOD A R T IC L E S 1 COM BINED, B Y CITIES, 1913 TO 1919, B Y MONTHS
YEARS.
LOUISVILLE, KY.
[Average expenditure for the year 1913=100.]
1917

1916
Average.

Relative.

$400,57

2 376.42
2 368.81
2 370.30
2 380.24
2 393.11
2 409.53
2 391.63
2 399.71
2 416.80
2 422.08
2 436. 85
2 445.07

110

103
101
102
105
108
113
108
110
115
116
120
122

Average.
$546.06

2 468.99
2 485.14
2 492.40
2 548.11
2 572. 50
2 571.78
2 534.90
2 545.36
2 560.60
2 590.39
2 581.18
2 589.46

1918
Relative.
150

129
133
135
151
157
157
147
150
154
162
160
162

Average.
$623. 09

2 613. 53
2 599.58
2 561. 60
2 561.11
2 587.32
2 593.07
2 606.24
2 609.70
2 661.07
2 672. 29
2 674.06
2 685.77

1919
R elative.
171

169
165
160
159
161
163
167
168
182
185
?85
188

Average.
$685.34

687.88
2 634. 53
2 646.31
2 671. 41
2 692.32
2 696.56
2 706.09
2 708. 28
2 702. 81
2 687.50
2 687.24
2 696.32
2

Relative.
188

189
174
178
185
190
191
194
195
193
189
189
m

2 Cost of year’s supply at prices charged in specified month. The expenditures for March and April,
1918, do not include any amount spent for herns, as by order of the U . S. Food Administration no hens were
sold in this month.




244

RETAIL PRICES, 1913 TO DECEMBER, 1919.
T able

C.— AV E R A G E AN D R E L A T IV E R E T A IL PRIC ES OF
B Y MONTHS AND
M ANCHESTER, N. H.
[Average prices for 1913=:100.]

Sirloin steak2 Round steak
(pound).
(pound).

Rib roast
(pound).

Chuck roast
(pound).

Plate beef
(pound).

Pork chops
(pound).

Year and m onth.
Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ R el­
age ative age ative age ative age ative age ative age ative
price. pnce. pnce. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price.
1913: Av. for y e a r... $0,355

January..............
February.............
March..................
A pril...................
M ay.....................
June....................
J u ly.....................
A ugust................
Septem ber..........
October...............
November...........
D ecem ber...........

.336
.340
.352
.352
.358
.358
.362
.374
.370
.370
.348
.345

100 $0.290
95
.276
96
.276
99
.286
99
.285
.288
101
.288
101
102
.297
105
.306
104
.305
104
.295
98
.295 !
97
.288

1914: Av. for y e a r ...

.357

101

January..............
February.............
March..................
A pril...................
M ay.....................
Jun e....................
J u ly .....................
A ugust................
Septem ber..........
October...............
November...........
December...........

.344
.347
.343
.345
.356
.353
.370
.400
.372
.357
.347
.347

1915: Av. for y e a r ...

.349

January..............
February.............
March..................
A pril...................
M ay.....................
Jun e....................
J u ly .....................
A ugust................
September..........
October...............
November...........
December...........

.301

100 $0.202

95
95
99
98
99
99
102
106
105
102
102
99

86
89
94
102
100
99
101
104
112
111
107
94

.184

109

.216

105

.177
.180
.177
.178
.171
.177
.180
.196
.197
.193
.193
.187

105
107
105
105
101
105
107
116
117
114
114
111

108

.291
.291
.294
.294
.296
.300
.307
.330
.308
.303
.297
.297

104

.218

100
100
101
101
102
103
106
114
106
104
102
102

.206
.213
.214
.211
.224
.216
.216
.224
.225
.225
.218
.223

98

.304
.300
.300
.297
.300
.300
.303
.311
.311
.316
.311
.303
.297

103
103
102
103
103
104
107
107
109
107
104
102

.207

102
105
106
104
111
107
107
111
111
111
108
110
102

100
101
99
99
98
99
101
101
99
99
93
93

1916: Av. for y e a r ...

.369

104

.314

97
99
101
101
103
108
108
108
109
107
105
100

.297
.297
.303
.306
.317
.331
.331
.331
.334
.317
.303
.303

108

.215

106

.346
.350
.360
.360
.364
.384
.384
.384
.387
.381
.373
.355

102
102
104
106
109
114
114
114
115
109
104
104

.204
.204
.210
.216
.219
.227
.224
.219
.221
.214
.210
.207

101
101
104
107
108
112
111
108
109
106
104
102

1917: Av. for year

.415

117

.375

129

.255

.210
.200
.204
.201
.207
.210
.213
.213
.210
.204
.209
.204

.313
102
108
.207
January.............. .363
.333
115
.2 23
105
.373
February..
116
.2 18
.337
105
.373
March.
.372
128
. 258
117
.414
April
129
116
.375
.261
.411
May.
.2 5 8
129
.412
116
.375
June...
. 265
.424
119
.386
133
July.
.274
.399
138
125
.443
August .
. 280
.410
141
September
.448
126
.277
141
126
.409
.448
October
. 271
123
.398
137
.435
November
121
.398
137
.267
December........... .430
2 The steak for which prices are here quoted is known
in this report, hu t in this city it is called “ sirloin ” steak.




.176
.182
. 192
.210
.205
.202
.207
.214
.230
.228
.220
.193

.164
.158
.168
. 170
. 168
.168
.172
.172
.168
.170
.180
. 173

.356
.357
.350
.351
.347
.350
.359
.359
.350
.C50
.331
.331

January..............
February............
March..................
A pril...................
A m y. .
June....................
J u ly .....................
A ugust................
Septem ber..........
October...............
November...........
December...........

$0.205

97
93
99
101
99
99
102
102
99
101
107
102

91
91
97
99
102
102
102
103
104
101
103
103

97
98
97
97
100
99
104
113
105
101
98
98

105

100

100 $0.169

.184
. 184
. 196
. 200
. 207
.207
. 207
.208
.210
.205
.208
.208

104
99
101
100
102
104
105
105
104
101
103
101

126

102
110
108
128
129
128
131
136
139
137
134
132

.178

.179
.177
.176
.177
.174
.184
.183
.183
.179
.179
.177
.173
.186

.174
.174
.183
.180
.186
.196
.194
.186
.197
.189
.189
.184

.227

.187
.197
.197
.234
.231
.235
. 233
.238
.246
.248
.237
.236

105

.198
.203
.201
.215
.220
.221
.223
.238
.228
.240
.223
.185
.199

100

97
99
98
105
107
108
109
116
111
117
109
90
97

106
105
104
105
103
109
108
108
106
106
105
102

.169
.166
.161
.190
.197
.197
.201
.207
.240
.244
.234
.179

82
81
79
93
96
96
98
101
117
119
114
87

110

.224

109

.181
.189
.213
.226
.229
.229
.234
.241
.269
.244
.226
.209

88
92
104
110
112
112
114
118
131
119
110
102

103
103
108
107
110
116
115
110
117
112
112
109
134

111
117
117
138
137
139
138
141
146
147
140
140

.310

.223
.255
.263
.311
.293
.293
.306
.345
.401
.303
.322
.316

151

109
124
128
152
143
143
149
168
196
192
157
154

as “ porterhouse ” in m ost of the cities included

245

GENERAL, TABLES.

SPECIFIE D FOOD A R TIC LE S, B Y CITIES, 1913 TO 1919,
Y E A R S —Continued.
M ANCHESTER, N. H.
[Average prices for 1913=100.]
Baco n,
slice d
(poun d).

Han1,
slice d
(poun d).

Lard
(pound).

Lamb
(pound).

Hens
(pound).

Sal­
mon,
cann’d
pound.

Eggs (dozen).
Strictly
fresh.

Stor­
age.

Butter
(pound).

Aver­ R el­ Aver­ R el­ Aver­ R el­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Aver­ Rel­
age ative
age ative age ative age ative age ative age ative age
age ative age
pnce. pnce price. price price. price price. price pnce. price price. price. price price. price. price
$0.234
.222
.222
.226
.235
.235
.237
.240
.236
.240
.235
.240
.240

100 $0.282
95
.254
95
.272
97
.278
100
.273
100
.285
101
.288
103
.292
101
.300
103
.295
100
.290
103
.283
103
.275

100 $0.161
90
.160
96
.160
99
.162
.160
97
101
.160
102
.160
104
.160
106
.162
105
.163
ms
.163
.158
100
98
.158

.250
.237
.239
.243
.241
.241
.244
.246
.254
.263
.267
.267
.258

107
101
102
104
103
ias
104
105
109
112
114
114
110

.287
.270
.273
.273
.275
.283
.289
.299
.300
.308
.308
.287
.280

102
96
97
97
98
100
102
106
106
109
109
102
99

.155
.158
.157
.154
. 154
.154
.154
.154
.156
.153
.153
.160
.158

96
98
98
96
96
96
96
96
97
95
95
99
98

ft05
.193
.193
193
198
?09
.200
.224
.225
.212
.207
.208
.197

.240
.250
.247
.240
.233
.233
.234
.237
.240
.236
.239
.249
.247

103
107
106
103
100
100
100
101
103
101
102
106
106

.267
.277
.267
.263
.253
.260
.269
.270
.272
.266
.266
.269
.269

95
98
95
93
90
92
95
96
96
94
94
95
95

.149
.153
.153
.154
.150
.149
.149
.147
.147
.139
.149
.147
.149

93
95
95
96
93
93
93
91
89
86
93
91
93

.259
.251
.251
.253
.2 6 0
.2 60
.260
.259
.260
.263
.261
.263
.263

111
107
107
108
111
111
111
111
111
112
112
112
112

.306
.291
.301
.299
.301
.301
.304
.304
.310
.314
.314
.314
.314

109
103
107
106
107
107
108
108
110
111
111
111
111

.175
.150
.150
.154
.159
.1 6 6
.171
.173
.173
.180
.194
.209
.219

.382
.257
.283
.310
.358
.392
.398
.400
.392
.424
.455
.452
. 457

163
110
121
132
153
168
170
171
168
181
194
193
195

.381
.308
.318
.340
.368
.395
.399
.391
.390
.406
.419
.417
.417

135
109
113
121
131
140
141
139
138
144
149
148
148

.277
.213
.212
.240
.263
.276
.278
.274
.280
.299
.317
.332
.342




100 $0.241
85
.232
.230
89
.232
93
106
.238
.247
103
.253
107
.243
108
.244
104
.250
108
.245
100
100
.237
.245
100

100
96
95
96
99
102
105
101
101
104
102
98
102

$0.376
.372
.346
.296
.273
.283
.300
.323
.356
.363
.473
.600
.524

102
96
96
96
99
104
100
111
112
105
103
103
98

.255
.244
.248
.251
.255
.254
.263
.266
.258
.263
.257
.257
.247

106
101
103
104
106
105
109
110
107
109
107
107
102

.395
.439
.417
.366
.278
.291
.300
.323
.353
.400
. 440
.570
.564

105
117
111
97
74
77
80
86
94
106
117
152
150

.217
.191
.193
.194
.217
.235
.238
.233
.238
.222
.221
.218
.205

108
95
96
97
108
117
118
116
118
110
110
108
102

.247
.246
.244
.246
.243
.251
.257
.250
.253
.253
.243
240
.240

102 $0.196
102
.196
101
.196
102
.196
101
.196
104
.198
.198
107
104
.196
105
.193
105
.196
.196
101
100
.198
100
.196

.376
.440
.386
.291
.279
.294
.304
.310
.333
.391
.458
.547
.481

109
93
93
96
99
103
106
107
107
112
121
130
136

.230
.214
.214
.229
.230
.233
.242
.244
.246
.238
.234
.220
.220

114
106
106
114
114
116
120
121
122
118
116
109
109

.271
.244
.244
.253
.253
.274
.2 87
.287
.286
.284
.279
.279
.281

112
101
101
105
105
114
119
119
119
118
116
116
117

.197
.196
.196
.196
.196
.196
.196
.196
.196
.196
.199
.201
.201

172
132
132
149
163
171
173
170
174
186
197
206
212

.298
.233
.267
.245
.273
.287
.312
.302
.333
.343
.330
.324
.325

148
116
133
122
136
143
155
150
166
171
164
1G1
1G2

.323
.297
.304
.303
.312
.325
.328
.328
.321
.332
.348
.339
.338

134
123
126
126
129
135
136
136
133
138
144
141
140

.265
.205
.205
.222
.256
.275
.278
.280
.276
.296
.294
.296
.301

100 $0.201
99
.170
99
.178
101
186
213
99
207
99
?15
99
99
?18
101
?10
101
?18
101
?00
98
.200
98
.200

$0.403
100
99 SO
.’250' .412
.250
.418
92
.422
79
.428
73
75
.383
80
.372
86
.381
95
.376
97
.390
126
.420
.418
160
.400
.414
139
.370

100
102
104
105
106
95
92
95
93
97
104
104
103

.380
.418
.386
.375
.344
.350
.351
.361
.372
.397
.398
.400
.405

94
104
96
93
85
87
87
90
92
99
99
99
101

100
117 ’ ’.'326*
103
.304
77
74
78
81
82
89
104
122
145 ” .'320'
128
.325

.385
.404
.407
.400
.391
.386
.384
.377
.369
.370
.370
.376
.383

98
100
101
99
97
96
95
94
92
92
92
93
95

.421
.440
.377
.337
.296
.294
.334
.356
.399
.476
.521
.588
.630

112
117
.325
100
.270
90
79
78
89
95
106
127 ...........
139
.398
156
.420
168

.414
.393
.399
.410
.443
.403
.389
.386
.383
.410
.437
.452
.4 67

103
98
99
102
110
100
97
96
95
102
108
112
116.

.546
.562
.580
.408
.423
.452
.467
.460
.508
.629
.640
.676
.747

145
149 *’.'423*
.500
154
109
113
120
124
122
135
167
170
180 *'.*446*
199
.458

.506
.467
.470
.470
.511
.492
.499
.486
.507
.535
.552
.542
.541

126
116
117
117
127
122
124
121
126
133
137
134
134

.357
.350

.3 i7
.343

246

RE T A IL PRIC ES, 1913 TO D ECEM BER, 1919.
T a b le

€ .—

AVERAGE AND RELATIVE RETAIL PRICES OP
BY MONTHS AND

MANCHESTER, N. H.—Continued.
[Average prices fo r 1913*= 100.]

Sirloin steak2 Round steak
(pound)
(pound).

Chuck roast
(pound).

Rib roast
(pound).

Plate beef
(pound).

Pork chops
(pound).

Year and. month.
Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel- Aver- Rel­
j age ative
age ative age ative age ative age ative age
. price. price.
price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price.
1918: Av. fo r y e a r . . $0,520
.437
January............
.438
February...........
.441
M arch................
.473
A p ril..................
.529
M ay...................
.570
Juue...................
.555
J u ly ...................
.555
A u g u st..............
Septem ber........
.566
October.............
.558
November.........
.558
Decem ber.........
.555

146 $0.475
.398
123
.398
123
.400
124
.431
133
.484
149
.524
161
.512
156
156
.516
159
.515
.518
157
157
.509
156

164 $0.333
137
.271
137
.269
138
.270
.294
149
167
.327
.372
181
.372
177
.371
178
.3 6 2
178
.374
179
176
.359
172
.355

1819: Av. fo r y e a r .
January.............
February...........
March................
A pril.................
M ay...................
June...................
Ju ly ...................
A ugust..............
September.........
October.............
November.........
December.........

155
157
151
156
156
158
152
159
161
155
154
154
154

171
172
166
172
176
176
169
173
175
168
170
165
166

.552
.558
.536
.554
.553
.560
.540
.566
.572
.551
.546
.545
.548

.495
.498
.481
.499
.510
.511
.490
.502
.508
.486
.492
.478
.482

.329
.340
.332
.330
.348
.347
.333
.338
.336
.315
.316
.303
.310

165 $0.295

134
133
134
146
162
184
184
184
179
185
178
176

163

168
164
163
172
172
165
167
166
156
156
150
153

.239
.239
.242
.261
.294
.346
.330
.325
.326
.321
.311

.305
.294

.304
.298
.304
.311
.312
.296
.305
.300
.285'
.281
.266
.269

175

$0,397
.328
.338
.324
.340
.352
.386
.414
.471
.488
.486
.447
. .395

194
160
165
158
166
172
188
202
230
238
237
218
193

174

.421
.382
.355
.361
.403
.423
.401
.465
.487
.493
.481
.443
.363

205
186
173
176
197
206
196
227
238
240
235
216
177

141
141
143
154
174
205
195
192
193
190
184
180
180
176
180
184
185
175
180
178
169
166
157
159

Bread (pound).
Cheese (pound).

Milk, fresh
(quart).

Year and month.

Baked weight.

Flour, wheat
(pound).

Aver­
age
price.

Aver­
age
price.

Aver­
age
price.

Rela­
tiv e
price.

$0.060
.059
.059
.059
.059
.061
.061
.061
.081
.059
.059
.059
.059

$0.034
100
.034
98
.034
98
.034
98
.034
98
.034
102
102:
.034
.034
102
102
.034
.034
98
.034
98
.034
98'
98
.034

100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100

Scaling
weight.

Aver­
age
price.

Rela­
tiv e
price.

Aver­
age
price.

Rela­
tiv e
price.

1913: Av. fo r y e a r .......
January...................
F ebruary................
March.......................
April........................
M ay.........................
Ju n e.........................
J u ly .........................
A ugust.....................
Septem ber..............
October...................
N ovem ber...............
December................

$0,216
.213
. 213
.215
.220
.220
.215
.210
.210
.215
.220
. 220
.223

100
99
99
100
102
102
100
97
97
100
102
102
103

$0.080
.080
.080
.080
.080
.0 80
.o m
.080
.080
.0 80
.080
.080
. 080

100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100

$0,053
.0 5 2
.052
. 052
.052
.054
.054
.054.054
.052
.052
.052
.052

1914: At . fo r y e a r .......
January...................
February................
March................; ...
April........................
May..........................
Ju n e.....................
J u ly .........................
A ugust.....................
Septem ber..............
October...................
N ovem ber...............
December................

.231
.2 2 8
.230
.235
.243
.243
.233
.223
.223
. 223
.230
.230
.230

.080
.080
.080
.080
.080
.0 80
.0 80
.080
.080
.080
.080
.080
.080

100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100

.052
.052
.052
.052
.052
.052
.053
.052
.053
.053
.052
.052
.052

107
106
106
109
113
113
108
103'
103:
103
106
106
106

.059
.059
.059
.059
.059
.059
.060
.059
.060
.060
.059
.059
.059

Rela­
tiv e
price.

98
98
98
98
98
98
100
98
100
100:
98
98
98

.037
.034
.034
.034
.035
.035
.035.036
.038
.042
.041
.0 3 r
.0 40

1 No hens sold in March and April, 1918, by order of the U. S. Food Administration.




109
100
100
100
103
103
103
106
112
124
121
115
118

247

G EN ERAL TAB LES.

SPECIFIED FOOD ARTICLES, BY CITIES, 1913 TO 1919,
YEARS—Continued.
MANCHESTER, N. H.—Continued.
[Average prices for 1913=100.]

Ham,
sliced
(pound).

Bacon,
sliced
(pound).

Lard
(pound).

Sal­
mon,
cann’d
pound.

H ens
(pound).

Lamb
(pound).

Eggs (dozen).
Strictly
fresh.

Stor-

Butter
(pound).

Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Aver­ R el­
age ative age
age ative
age ative age ative age ative age ative age ative age
price. price price. price price. price price. price price. price price. price. price price. price. price
$0.495

.452
.453
.459
.468
.475
.481
.489
.505
.531
.543
.544
.540

.513

.544
.510
.501
.522
.528
.520
.527
.532
.532
.501
.478
.466

212 $0.467
.421
193
194
.416
196
.418
200
.423
.436
203
.451
206
209
.457
.478
216
.495
227
.535
232
232
.539
231
.538

166 $0,340

.516

219

232
218
214
223
226
222
225
227
227
214
204
199

.317
.330
.325
.350
. 355
.399
.395
.391
.398
.355
.366
.344

.375

.381

183

.542
.491
.487
.527
.529
.524
.536
.537
.541
.513
.489
.472

Com meal
(pound).

$0,360

.338
.342
.345
.344
.340
.330
.331
.334
.339
.345
.344
.345

149
148
148
150
155
160
162
170
176
190
191
191

192
174
173
187
188
186
190
190
192
182
173
167

.330
.319
.329
.355
.395
.406
.432
.433
.378
.361

R ice (pound).

$0.303 $0.674

E
$0.424

.298
.295
.307
.304
.302
.301
.301
.301
.300
.304
.309
.310

(■
1
.404

.427
.428
.435
.442
.453
.461
.454

.725
.715
.539
.513
.506
.534
.585
.623
.689
.790
.915
.956

.308
.309
.311
.315
.313
.312
.308
.313
.335
.355
.362
.374

.357
.378

.760
.873
.635
.607
.596
.608
.655
.681
.733
.762
.844
1.045
1.082

.459

.380
.372
.385
.409
.394
.381
.411
.405
.374
.354
.361
.346

.466
.438
.434
.446
.458
.464
.462
.481
.479
.464
.459
.459

Sugar, granu­
lated (pound).

Potatoes
(pound).

0.594

$0,565
.605

.5b5
.579
.583
.535
.538
.536
.554
.56 2

.571
.590

.600
.680
.667
.724
.709

.625
.518

.648

Coffee (pound).

.751
.597
.681
.752
.733
.679
.668
.683
.687
.709
.764

Rela­
tiv e
price.

Aver­
age
price.

Rela­
tiv e
price.

Aver­
age
price.

Rela­
tiv e
price.

Aver­
age
price.

Rela­
tiv e
price.

Aver­
age
price.

Rela­
tiv e
price.

Aver­
age
price.

$0.037

100

$0,087

100

$0.016

100

$0.054

100

$0.320

100

$0,463

100

.497

.036

.035
.035
.035
.035
.036
.037
.037
.038
.038
.039
.036
.036

103
97
97
97
97
97
92
97
95
95
92
92

97

95
95
95
95
97
100
100
103
103
105
9797




.085
.085
.085
.085
.085
.085
.088
.088
.088
.088
.088
.088

.088

.088
.088
.088
.088
.088
.088
.088
.088
.088
.088
.088
.088

•

98
98
98
98
98
98
101
101
101
101
101
101

101

101
101
101
101
101
101
101
101
101
101
101
101

.015
.014
.014
.013
.015
.019
.020
.019
.016
.016
.016
.016

.017

.016
.016
.017
.018
.019
.020
.029
.018
.015
.012
.012
.012

94
88
88
81
94
119
125
119
100
100
100
100

106

100
100
106
113
119
125
181
113
94
75
75
75

.058
.054
.056
.053
.051
.051
.053
.056
.056
.053
.053
.053
.059

.047
.047
.047
.051
.050
.050
.051
.082
.081
.075
.063
.061

2 See footnote on p. 244.

107
100
104
98
94
94
98
104
104
98
98
98

109

87
87
87
94
93
93
94
152
150
139
117
113

.320
.320
.320
.320
.320
.320
.320
.320
.320
.320
.320
.320

.320

.320
.320
.320
.320
.320
.320
.320
.320
.320
.320
.320
.320

100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100

100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100

140

144
145
133
134
133
137
139
149
169
166
180
176
186
148
169
187
182
168
166
169
170
176
190
198

Tea (pound).

Aver­
age
price.

.038
.036
.036
.036
.036
.036
.034
.036
.035
.035
.034
.034

147

.450
.450
.450
.450
.463
.463
.470
.470
.470
.475
.475
.475
.488
.488
.488
.500
.500
.500
.500
.500
.500
.500
.500
.500

Rela­
tiv e
price.
100

97
97
97
97
100
100
102
102
102
103
103
103

107

105
105
105
108
108
108
108
108
108
108
108
108

248

RETAIL PRICES, 1913 TO DECEMBER, 1919.
T able

C.— AV E R A G E AND R E L A T IV E R E T A IL PRIC ES O F
B Y MONTHS AND
M ANCHESTER, N. H.— Continued.
[Average prices for 1913=100.]
Bread (pound).

Cheese
(pound).

Scaling
weight.

(quart).

Year and month.

Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Rela­ Aver­
age
tive
age
tive
age
price. price. price. price. price.
1915: Av. for y e a r ... $0. 224

104

January................
February.............
March...................
A pril....................
M ay......................
June.....................
J u ly ......................
A ugust.................
Septem ber...........
October................
Novem ber...........
December............

.221
.221
.221
.227
.230
.229
.224
.221
.221
.224
.221
.227

102
102
102
105
106
106
104
102
102
104
102
105

1916: Av. for y e a r ...

.244

January................
February.............
March...................
April.....................
M ay...... . .............
Jun e....................
J u ly ----...............
r A ugust.................
Septem ber...........
October................
N ovem ber...........
December............

.221
.233
.230
.234
.236
.234
.230
.233
.243
.256
.279
.296

113

1917: Av. for ye a r...

.324

January................
February.............
March...................
April.....................
-May......................
June......................
Julv......................
August..................
Septem ber...........
October................
N ovem ber............
December............

.297
.297
.310
.327
.339
.340
.326
.324
.324
.332
.335
.335

$0.080

.080
.080
.080
.080
.080
.080
.080
.080
.080
.080
.080
.080

.085

102
108
106
108
109
108
106
108
113
119
129
137

.080
.080
.080
.080
.080
.080
.080
.090
.090
.090
.090
.090

150

.105

138
138
144
151
157
157
151
150
150
154
155
155

.090
.090
.090
.090
.100
.100
.100
.120
.120
.123
.120
.120

100

100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100

X1ULU, W
lltJcib
(pound).

Baked
weight.

Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Rela­
age
age
age
tive
tive
tive
price. price. price. price. price. price.

$0.056

$0,063

105

$0,045

.051
.056
.057
.057
.057
.057
.055
.057
.057
.056
.057
.055

.057
.063
.064
.064
.064
.064
.062
.064
.064
.063
.064
.062

95
105
107
107
107
107
103
107
107
105
107
103

.043
.049
.048
.048
.050
.046
.045
.045
.044
.041
.040
.040

126
144
141
141
147
135
132
132
129
121
118
118

.063
.063
.063
.063
.061
.061
.063
.063
.064
.075
.075
.075

105
105
105
105
102
102
105
105
107
125
125
125

.048

141

.056
.056
.056
.056
.054
.054
.056
.056
.057
.067
.067
.067

.042
.045
.043
.043
.042
.042
.041
.050
.052
.056
.062
.060

124
132
126
126
124
124
121
147
153
165
182
176

131

.078

.088

147

.074

218

113
113
113
113
125
125
125
150
150
154
150
150

.059

.066
.066
.068
.070
.079
.085
.085
.084
.084
.082
.084
.077

.066

.074
.074
.077
.079
.089
.096
.096
.095
.095
.092
.095
.087

110

123
123
128
132
148
160
160
158
158
153
158
145

.061
.060
.061
.072
.092
.085
.076
.081
.079
.076
.072
.072

160

.142

178

.090

150

.070

January................
Februarv.............
March...................
April.....................
M ay......................
June.....................
J u ly ......................
August.................
Septem ber...........
October................
N ovem ber...........
December............

.337
.338
.339
.338
.337
.339
.339
.340
.342
.356
.369
.383

156
156
157
156
156
157
157
157
158
165
171
177

.140
.140
.140
.140
.140
.140
.140
.140
.140
.140
.154
.154

175
175
175
175
175
175
175
175
175
175
193
193

.086
.086
.086
.085
.086
.093
.093
.093
.093
.093
.093
.093

143
143
143
142
143
155
155
155
155
155
155
155

.073
.071
.069
.070
.069
• .071
.070
.071
.070
.070
.069
.068

1919: Av. for y e a r ...

.415

192

.150

188

.094

.154
.150
.150
.150
.150
. 150
.150
.150
.150
.150
.150
.150

193
188
188
188
188
188
188
188
188
188
188
188

.093
.093
.093
.093
.093
.093
.093
.095
.095
.095
.095
.095

157

1918: Av. for y e a r ...

Januarv................
February.............
March...................
April.....................
M ay......................
June.....................
July......................
August.................
Septem ber...........
October................
N ovem ber...........
December............




.346

.398
.401
.401
.402
.405
.408
.426
.426
.429
.429
.429
.429

184
186
186
186
188
189
197
197
199
199
199
199

132

100
100
100
100
100
100
100
113
113
113
113
113

106

Corn meal
(pound).

155
155
155
155
155
155
155
158
158
158
158
158

.075

.069
.067
.068
.072
.078
.078
.078
.077
.076
.077
.079
.082

179
176
179
212
271
250
224
238
232
224
212
212

206

215
209
203
206
203
209
206
209
206
206
203
200

$0.038

103

.039

105

.036
.036
.036
.038
.039
.038
.038
.038
.038
.038
.038
.038

.038
.038
.038
.038
.038
.038
.038
.038
.040
.041
.041
.044

176

.078

211

.080
.080
.077
.078
.078
.076
.078
.077
.078
.077
.076
.076

221

.073

.075
.075
.073
.071
.071
.071
.071
.070
.073
.074
.074
.073

229
229
229
226
224
226
232
241

103
103
103
103
103
103
103
103
108
111
111
119

.065

.047
.052
.052
.055
.063
.067
.069
.072
.071
.077
.077
.078

203
197
200

212

97
97
97
103
105
103
103
103
103
103
103
103

127
141
141
149
170
181
186
195
192
208
208
211

216
216
208
211
211
205
211
208
211
208

205
205
197
203
203

197
192
192
192
192
189
197

200
200

197

249

GENERAL TABLES.

SPECIFIED FOOD ARTICLES, BY CITIES, 1913 TO 1919,
YEARS—Continued.
MANCHESTER, N. H.— Continued.
] Average prices for 1913=100.]

Rice
(pound).

Potatoes
(pound).

Sugar,
granulated
(pound).

Coffee
(pound).

Tea
(pound).

Onions,
pound.
Aver­
age
Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Rela­ A ver­ Rela­ price.
tive
tive
age
age
tive
age
tive
age
age
tive
price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price., price. price.

Beans, Prunes, Raisins,,
navy,
seeded,
pound. pound. pound.
Aver­
AverAver­
age
age
. age
price.
price.
price.

107 $0,014
.012
105
105
.011
105
.010
105
.011
X05
.011
105
.011
108
.014
108
.014
108
.014
108
.019
108
.019
108
.019

88 $0.067
.062
75
.064
69
.068
63
.068
69
.068
69
.068
69
88
.070
88
.068
88
.066
.061
119
119
.067
119
.069

124 $0,343
115
.343
119
.343
126
.343
126
.343
126
.343
126
.343
130
.343
126
.343
122
.343
113
.343
124
.343
128
.343

107 $0,479
107
.479
107
.479
107
.479
107
.479
107
.479
.479
107
107
.479
107
.479
107
.479
107
.479
107
.479
107
.479

103
103
103
103
103
103
103
103
103
103
103
103
103

$0,042
.039
.039
.040
.044
.047
.047
.044
.041
.041
.040
.040
.040

$0.070
.065
.067
.070
.070
.068
.068
.068
.068
.068
.072
.080
.080

$0,139
.142
.142
.142
.139
.139
.139
.139
.139
.139
.139
.128
.135

$0,122
.123
.123
.123
.123
.123
.123
.123
.123
.123
.123
.118
.121

.094
.094
.094
.094
.094
.094
.094
.094
.094
.094
.094
.094
.094

108
108
108
108
108
108
108
108
108
108
108
108
108

.027
.026
.026
.025
.025
.025
.029
.023
.025
.025
.027
.029
.033

169
163
163
156
156
156
181
144
156
156
169
181
206

.081
.069
.071
.076
.078
.087
.087
.087
.085
.078
.084
.086
.086

150
128
131
141
144
161
161
161
157
144
156
159
159

.343
.343
.343
.343
.343
.343.
.343
.343
.343
.343
.343
.343
.343

107
107
107
107
107
107
107
107
107
107
107
107
107

.479
.479
.479
.479
.479
.479
.479
.479
.479
.479
.479
.479
.479

103
103
103
103
103
103
103
103
103
103
103
103
103

.054
.049
.050
.050
.050
.051
.063
.062
.059
.049
.049
.053
.060

.104
.081
.087
.087
.087
.088
.093
.112
.114
.114
.114
.131
.139

.139
.136
.135
.133
.161
.136
.136
.136
.138
.136
.136
.141
.141

.131
.124
.126
.129
.126
.126
.126
.127
.127
.130
.133
.144
.149

.100
.093
.093
.093
.094
.102
.105
.100
.101
.103
.104
.107
.108

115
107
107
107
108
117
121
115
116
118
120
123.
124

.045
.039
.048
.053
.062
.061
.068
.047
.032
.026
.032
.033
.033

281
244
300
331
388
381
425
294
200
163
200
206
206

.095
.081
.081
.088
.095
.100
.097
.093
.100
.103
.102
.101
.100

176
150
150
163
176
185
180
172
185
191
189
187
185

.342
.342
.342
.342
.342
.342
.342
.342
.341
.342
.342
.342
.342

107
107
107
107
107
107
107
107
107
107
107
107
107

.530
.492
.492
.492
.535
.533
.539
.543
.551
.568
.576
.561
.574

114
106
106
106
116
115
116
117
119
123
124
121
124

.076
.072
.116
.121
.142
.078
.067
.055
.049
.052
.052
.053
.053

.176
.140
.145
.152
.168
.188
.195
.191
.188
.184
.187
.187
.190

.149
.139
.139
.139
.147
.151
.152
.153
.139
.154
.155
.159
.155

.148
.145
.145
.145
.145
.145
.147
.147
.148
.148
•15a
.150
.156

.126
.113
.119
.121
.120
.123
.124
.122
.126
.127
.134
.142
.141

145
130
137
139
138
141
143
140
145
146
154
163
162

.033
.035
.037
.027
.025
.026
.030
.046
.040
.034
.032
.032
.031

206
219
231
169
156
163
188
288
250
213
200
200
194

.100
.100
.097
.098
.096
.097
.095
.095
.094
.103
.110
.109
.109

185
185
180
181
178
180
176
176
174
191
204
202
202

.341
.342
.342
.342
.342
.342
.336
.338
.336
.335
.339
.342
.361

107
107
107
107
107
107
105
106
105
105
106
107
113

.597
.581
.591
.586
.595
.604
.604
.603
.594
.596
.593
.594
.626

129
125
128
127
129
130
130
130
128
129
128
128
135

.048
.054
.051
.043
.028
.043
.059
.067
.070
.049
.042
.037
.036

.179
.189
.185
.186
.187
.186
.182
.181
.175
.175
.174
.170
.153

.171
.162
.160
.163
.171
.173
.163
. 165
.170
.175
.182
.185
.188

.155
.151
.153
.153
.153
.155
.154
.158
.158
.157
.159
.162

.147
.135
.131
.133
.131
.132
.133
.147
.155
.157
.167
.171
.177

169
155
151
153
151
152
153
169
178
180
192
197
203

.036
.031
.027
.025
.028
^037
.033
.054
.059
.037
.032
.034
.035

225
194
169
156
175
231
206
338
369
231
200
213
219

.109
.107
.107
.107
.106
.106
.105
.108
.110
.110
.112
.112
.115

202
198
198
198
196
196
194
200
204
204
207
207
213

.457
.373
.398
.412
.415
.426
.436
.478
.493
.505
.510
.519
.515

143
117
124
129
130
133
136
149
154
158
159
162
161

.618'
.633
-627
.631
.607
.604
.604
.619
.619
.608
.619
.619
.621

133
137
135
136
131
130
130
134
134
131
134
134

.080
.039
.041
.054
.067
.108
.142
.127
.091
.068
-063
.063
.091

.125
.149
.140
.125
.117
.118
.117
.120
.121
.122
.124
.125

.245
.189
.195
.202
.217
.224
.235
.256
.268
.289
.276
.285
.298

.192
.165
.165
.162
.166
.168
.170
.180
. 189
.209
.230
.251
.25a

$0.093
.091
.091
.091
.091
.091
.091
.094
.094
.094
.094
.094
.094

.




134

250

R E T A IL PRIC ES, 1913 TO D ECEM BER, 1919.
T able

C .— AV ER A G E AND R E L A T IV E R E T A IL PRIC ES OF
B Y MONTHS AND
M ANCHESTER, N. H.— Concluded.

Year and m onth.

Milk,
evap­
orated,
15-16ounce can.
Average
price.

Oleo­
margar­
ine,
pound.
Average
price.

N ut
margar­
ine,
pound.
Average
price.

Crisco,
pound.
Average
price.

$0,407
.384
.382
.386
.382
.388
.399
.415
.421
.429
.429
.434
.435

$0,348
.360
.352
.342
.348
.340
.348
.353
.353
.350
.335
.3 48
.343

$0,364
.338
.338
.337
.335
.348
.358
.395
.403
.389
.378
.381
.372

Corn
Cream of
flakes,
W heat,
8-ounce
28-ounce
package. package.
Average
Average
price.
price.

Rolled
oats,
pound.
Average
price.

1919—Concluded,
Average for ye a r.. . . . .

January.....................
February..................
March........................
A pril.........................
M ay...........................
J u n e..........................
Ju ly ...........................
A ugust......................
Septem ber................
October.....................
Novem ber................
December.................

$0,173
.175
.181
.169
.162
.165
.166
.171
.174
.176
.177
.181
.181

$0,089
.082
.080
.080
.083
.087
.087
.088.095
.096
.097
.097
.096

$0.149
.150
.150
.150
.150
.148
.148
.148
.148
.149
.149
.149
.149

$0,252

.248
.250
.252
.249
.249
.251
.253
.253
.253
.251
.250
.268

* In Manchester more bananas ar.e sold by the pound than b y the dozen.

T a b l e !>.— A V E R A G E AND R E L A T IV E F A M IL Y E X P E N D IT U R E S F O R 22

AND
M ANCHESTER, N. H .
[Average expenditure for th e year 1913=100.]
1914

1913

1915

Month.
Average.
Average far year

January...................
February..................
March.......................
A pril........................
M ay..........................
June.........................
July..........................
A ugust.....................
September...............
October....................
N ovem ber...............
D ecem ber.............. .




$366. 01
2 356.14
2 353.43
2 355. 87
2 355. 74
* 355. 02
2 358. 73
»364. 54
2 370. 27
2 370. 76
2 380. 93
2 388. 77
2 377.69

R elative.
100
97
97
97
97
97
98
100
101
101
104
106
103

Average.
$375.10

2 370.03
2 366.45
2 361.37
2 354. 50

*359. 58
362. 71
2 376.93
2 390.18
a 391. 75
2 389.66
2 391.97
2 386.31

2

1 See footnote on p. 10.

Relative.
102
101
100
99
97
98
99
103
107
107
106
107
106

Average.
$373! 37
2 373.90
2 371.36
2 361. 09
2 362.16
2 365.38
2 366. 66
2 370.0G
2 371.88
2 377.60
2 384.22
2 391.26
2 379.55

Relative.
102
102
101
99
99
100
100
101
102
103
105
107
104

251

GENERAL TABLES.

SPECIFIED FOOD
Y E A R S — Continued.

A R TIC LE S,

BY

CITIES,

1913 TO

1919,

M ANCH ESTER, N. H.— Concluded.

Cabbage,
pound.
Average
price.

$0,236

$0,058

.237
.239
.236
.232
.234
.235
.234
.232
.233
.235
.240
.243

.028
.035
.043
.082
.123
.082
.093
.044
.038
.035
.037
.051

Peas,
canned,
No. 2 can.
AvefagG
price.

Corn,
canned,
No. 2 can.
Averiage
price.

Beans,
baked,
No. 2 can.
Average
price.

Macaroni,
pound.
Average
price.

$0,219

$0;18?

.225
.222
.219
.221
.218
.222
.217
.217
.220
• 2i8
.218
.209

.206
.195
.188
.190
.191
.185
.186
.176
.180
.182
.184
.179

Tomatoes,
canned,
No. 3 can.
Average
price.

$0,209

$0,227

.209
.212
.210
.204
.205
.206
.209
.206
.210
.210
.213
.208

.243
.241
.237
.229
.219
.215
.215
.217
.224
.225
.229
.227

Bananas,
pound. 4
Average
price.

Oranges,
dozen.
Average
price.

$0,534

$0.104

.529
.469
.518
.553
.555
.551
.517
.508
.523
.561
.566
.558

.102
.099
.100
.102
.103
.103
.102
.109
.108
.105
.105
.105

FOOD A R T IC L E S 1 COM BINED, B Y CITIES, 1913 TO 1919, B Y MONTHS
Y E A R S.
M ANCHESTER, N. H .
[Average expenditure for the year 1913—100. J
1917

1916
Average.

Relative.

$413. 06

2 387.26
2 386. 21
2 389.87
2 393. 59
2 394. 54
2 405.54
2 402. 42
2 414.46
2 429.32
2 439.63
2 449.30

2 454.92

113

106
106
107
108
108
111
110
113
117
120
123
124

Average.
$531. 63

2 456.82
2 477.14
2 474.82

2 521.44
2 542. 25
2 550.26
2 529. 22
2 543.37
2 565.10
2 577.12
2 566.59
2 569. 94

1918
Relative.
145

125
130
130
142
148
150
145
148
154
158
155
156

Average.
$623. 51

2 584.81
2 588. 31
2 538. 82
2 540.66
2 585. 92
2 613. 98
2 633. 69
2 640.94
2 653.37
2 675. 84
2 683.87

2 686.22

1919
Relative.
170

160
161
154
155
160
168
173
175
179
185
187
187

Average.
$676. 04

2 680.18
2 622. 32
2 632. 87
2 656. 66
2 672. 76
2 659. 30
2 694. 78
2 710. 78
2 687. 05
2 687.16
2 704.27
2 704.95

Relative.
185

186
170
173
179
184
180
190
194
188

188

192
193

2 Cost of year’s supply at prices charged in specified month. The expenditures for March and April,
1918 do not include any amount spent fat hens, as by order of the U. S: Food Administration no hens
were sold in these months.




252

RETAIL PRICES, 1913 TO DECEMBER, 1919.
T a b l e C .— AV E R A G E AND R E L A T IV E R E T A IL PRIC ES OF

B Y MONTHS AND
M EM PH IS, TENN.
[Average prices for 1913= 100.]

Sirloin steak Round steak
(pound).
(pound).

Rib roast
(pound).

Chuck roast
(pound).

Plate beef
(pound).

Pork chops
(pound).

Year and imonth.
Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­
age ative age ative age ative age ative age ative age ative
price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price.
1913: Av. for year.. $0.227

Januarv..............
February............
M arch.................
A p ril...................
M ay.....................
June.....................
J u ly .....................
A ugust................
September..........
October...............
Novem ber...........
Decem ber...........

1914: Av. for year..

January..............
February............
March ................
April ..................
M ay.....................
June.....................
J u ly .....................
A ugust................
September..........
October...............
Novem ber...........
D ecem bet...........

1915: Av. for year..

88
88
97
102
102
99
101
101
106
106
106
106

.234

103

.232
.229
.236
.236
.233
.233
.233
.247
.240
.240
.230
.220

102
101
104
104
103
103
103
109
106
106
101
97

.232

102

January..............
February............
March..................
A p ril...................
M ay.....................
June.....................
J u ly .....................
A ugust................
September..........
October............. .
November...........
D ecem b er..........

.225
.219
.216
.225
.238
.241
.241
.234
.234
.241
.241
.234

1916: Av. for year..

.247

January..............
February............
March..................
A pril...................
M av.....................
June.....................
J u ly .....................
A ugust................
September..........
October...............
Novem ber...........
D ecember.........

1917: Av for year...

January ...........
February............
March ................
A pril...................
M ay.....................
June.....................
J u ly .....................
A u gu st................
beptember..........
Octobei
.......
3S o\ em net...........
i
I/ecem bei...........




100 $0.191

.200
.200
.221
.232
.232
.225
.229
.229
.240
.240
.240
.240

99
96
95
99
105
106
106
103
103
106
106
103

109

.168
.168
.184
.194
.193
.194
.197
.191
.200
.200
.200
.200
.202

100 $0.204

88
88
96
102
101
102
103
100
105
105
105
105

89
89
92
107
103
100
100
105
103
103
103
103

102

.196
.193
.196
.197
.200
.200
.203
.221
.215
.210
.200
.190

106

.208

103
101
103
103
105
105
106
116
113
110
105
99

.208
.204
.207
.211
.213
.213
.213
.217
.205
.205
.205
.195

.202

106

.220

115

.190
.190
.193
.199
.208
.206
.209
.209
.206
.209
.209
.200

99
99
101
104
109
108
109
109
108
109
109
105

100 $0.150

.182
.182
.187
.219
.211
.204
.204
.215
.210
.210
.210
.210

.201

102
100
101
103
104
104
104
106
100
100
100
96

99

.204
.200
.196
.196
.207
.204
.200
.200
.200
.204
.200
.204

100
98
96
96
101
100
98
98
98
100
98
100

.209

102

100 $0.118

.139
.139
.144
.151
.155
.155
.159
.156
.150
.154
.150
.150

93
93
96
101
103
103
106
104
100
103
100
100

.157

105

.101
.102
.114
.122
.122
.122
.122
.119
.119
.119
.125
.125
.128

104
104
104
104
104
102
102
107
109
109
105
101

.125
.121
.125
.127
.127
.127
.125
.131
.135
.135
.130
.130

.154

103

.128

.153
.147
.151
.155
.155
.156
.156
.156
.156
.156
.152
.151

102
98
101
103
103
104
104
104
104
104
101
101

.156
.156
.156
.156
.157
.153
.153
.161
.163
.163
.158
.152

.162

108

.130
.130
.124
.124
.127
.127
.130
.130
.129
.129
.129
.124

.129

100 $0.203

86
86
97
103
103
103
103
101
101
101
106
106

100

. 186
.186
.207
.221
.204
.200
.200
.200
.225
.205
.205
.200

92
92
102
109
100
99
99
99
111
101
101
99

108

.207

102

.191

94

106
103
106
108
108
108
106
111
114
114
110
110

108

110
110
105
105
108
108
110
110
109
109
109
105
109

.238
.234
.247
.250
>263
.259
.256
.247
.250
.247
.239
.236

105
103
109
110
116
114
113
109
110
109
105
104

.200
.203
.209
.221
.231
.231
.231
.224
.231
.224
.218
.218

105
106
109
116
121
121
121
117
121
117
114
114

.204
.200
.204
.208
.211
.214
.217
.206
.211
.211
.211
.211

100
98
100
102
103
105
106
101
103
103
103
103

.151
.151
.156
.159
.163
.166
.166
.166
.164
.165
*.165
.168

101
101
104
106
109
111
111
111
109
110
110
112

.124
.125
.126
.129
.136
.136
.131
.126
.126
.126
.130
.134

105
106
107
109
115
115
111
107
107
107
110
114

.287

126

.267

140

.242

119

.198

132

.165

140

.244
.246
.272
.296
.304
.305
.300
.299
.300
.307
.284
.289

107
.225
108
.231
120
.243
.274
130
134
.271
134
.288
132
.289
132 ■ .284
132
.280
135
.280
125
.268
127
.275

118
121
127
143
142
151
151
149
147
147
140
144

.208
.208
.236
.254
.258
.254
.254
.249
.245
.246
.243
.253

.164
.168
.183
.203
.206
.214
.212
.206
.205
.210
.203
.200

109
112
122
135
137
143
141
137
137
140
135
133

102
102
116
125
126
125
125
122
120
121
119
124

.135
.139
.154
.174
.173
.182
.181
.169
.160
.173
.170
.174

114
118
131
147
147
154
153
143
136
147
144
147

.200
.200
.200
.204
.204
.200
.208
.251
.220
.225
.205
.165

99
99
99
100
100
99
102
124
108
111
101
81

.170
.165
.167
.188
.209
.194
.197
.199
.200
.228
.203
.170

84
81
82
93
103
96
97
98
99
112
100
84

.216

106

.309

152

.166
.174
.206
.212
.214
.227
.224
.232
.245
.241
.234
.217
.221
.251
.274
.294
.297
.299
.302
.324
.366
.389
.346
.342

82
86
101
104
105
112
110
114
121
119
115
107

109
124
135
145
146
147
149
160
180
192
170
168

253

GENERAL TABLES.

SPECIFIED FOOD ARTICLES, BY CITIES, 1913 TO 1919,
YEARS—Continued.
M EM PH IS, TENN.
[Average prices for 1913=100.]
Bacon,
sliced
(pound).

Ham,
sliced
(pound).

Lard
(pound).

Lamb
(pound).

Hens
(pound).

Sal­
mon,
cann’d
pound.

Eggs (dozen).
Strictly
fresh.

Stor-

Butter
(pound).

Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Aver­ Rel­
age ative age ative age ative age ative age ative age
age ative age
age ative
price. price price. price price. price price. price price. price price. price. price price. price. price
$0.303

$0.157

.308

.301

.304
.304
.304
.304
.300
.300
.300
.321
.320
.320
.320
.300

.201
.204
.204
.212
.208
.208
.212
.201
.206
.200
.206

100 $0.198
98
.194
99
.196
99
.196
103
.216
101
.200
101
.197
103
.200
98
.200
100
.195
97
.195
100
.195
100
.196

.155

.264
.264
.264
.271
.293
.300
.307
.307
.300
.290
.290
.290

$0.206

.152
.152
.154
.157
.155
.155
.159
.165
.163
.163
.156
.150

$0.287

.291
.291
.293
.307
.300
.300
.314
.321
.310
.310
.300
.300

.210
.204
.196
.203
.208
.215
.215
.215
.220
.225
.225
.200

102
99
95
99
101
104
104
104
107
109
109
97
92

.203
.213
.209
.216
.208
.200
.200
.193
.200
.206
.195
.190
.192

.300
.300
.300
.300
.300
.300
.300
.308
.310
.300
.300
.290

.154
.158
.158
.154
.153
.153
.153
.159
.153
.152
.155
.154

.280

.141

.218

106

.290
.280
.269
.271
.275
.275
.275
.275
.275
.288
.294
.294

96
100
102
102

.151
.152
.148
.146
.148
.146
.132
.126
.117
.140
.142
.139

.192
.192
.213
.217
.225
.228
.237
.237
.225
.225
.216
.213

93
93
103
105
109
111
115
115
109
109
105
103

.308

.304

106

.171

.247

.213
.225
.228
.250
.250
.270
.258
.258
.258
.250
.250
.250

120
103
109
111
121
121
131
125
125
125
121
121
121

.210
.196
.195
.208
.219
.217
.220
.209
.204
.217
.219
.211
.206

.307

149

.261

.421

.303
.303
.346
.400
.429
.443
.442
.343
.475
.495
.483
.490

.294
.294
.294
.296
.299
.299
.309
.303
.309
.313
.314
.321

102
102
102
103
104
104
108
106
108
109
109
112

.387

135

.314
.317
.343

109
110
120
134

.394
.387
.384
.401
.432
.432
.453

137
135
134
140
151
151
158




136

.138
.143
.145
.156
.173
.169
.173
.174
.176
.191
.204
.267

.203
.208
.238
.263
.267
.267
.261
.269
.288
.301
.324
.320

91
92
99
110
108
110
111
112
122
130
132
170

129
132
152
168
170
170
166
171
183
192
206
204

.240
.275
.275
.283
.297
.333
.336
.309
.339
.353
.316
.322

117
134
134
137
144
162
163
150
165
171
153
156

100
$0,394
.421
110 $0.250
103
.421
.200
77
.421
.429
80
.386
80
85
.371
84
.369
103
.370
102
.380
104
.388
133
.300
137
.300

.389
.314
.298
.229
.247
.250
.267
.320
.286
.266
.313

136
110
105
80
87
88
94
112
100
93
110
129

104

.300
.300
.300
.294
.294
.300
.300
.300
.300
.315
.309
.309
.309
.309
.309
.309
.309
.309
.309
.309
.309
.309
.303
.303

.314
.293
.219
.229
.229
.243
.240
.293
.290
.296
.380
.390

$0.285

.195
.191
.200
.195
.200
.192
.184
.178
.191
.200
.192
.184

.231
.234
.247
.269
.267
.255
.244
.239
.270
.301
.286
.288

$0,208

90

106

105
111
110
111
106
103
110
111
107
104
132
117

118
125
136
135
129
123
121
136
152
144
145

.268

.361

.330

.250
.295

94

.200
.200
.200
.210
.213
.210
.210
.210
.210
.210
.210
.210

.430
.290
.201
.236
.193
.210
.194
.238
.266
.283
.333
.342

151
102
71
83
68
74
68
84
93
99
117
120

.212
.210
: 210
.210
.210
.210
.213
.200
.213
.213
.213
.225
.217

.310

109

.258

.233
.233
.233
.250
.233
.255
.264
.268
.257
.277
.291

.333
.286
.239
.245
.237
.247
.256
.320
.344
.350
.414
.444

117
100
84
86
83
87
90
112
121
123
145
156

.421

.250

.300
.250

173
165
106
128
124
135
125
137
156
157
159
205

.406
.364
.371
.343
.317
.325
.343
.355
.380
.360
.385

103
92
94
87
80
82
87
90
96
91

.365
.390
.383
.369
.369
.364
.364
.345
.344
.344
.350
.363

99
97
94
94
92
92
98
87
87

.401

93

100

.250

.360
.420
.380

.407
.449

.395
.388
.413
.431
.390
.364
.357
.370
.399
.419
.438
.447

100
98
105
109
99
92
91
94
101
106
111
113

.477

148

.493
.470
.302
.366
.354
.386
.356
.391
.444
.448
.453
.585

100
107
107
107
109
98
94
94
94
96

121
109
115
119
130
118
117
114
118
123
129
127
135

.430
.452
.467
.512
.465
.459
.451
.464
.486
.508
.501
.531

254

BETAIL PRICES, 1913 TO DECEMBER, 1919.
T

C.— A V E R A G E AND R E L A T IV E R E T A IL PRIC ES O F
B Y M ONTHS AND

able

M E M P H IS, TENN.— Continued.
[Average prices for 1913=100.]

Sirloin steak Round steak
(pound).
(pound).

Chuck roast
(pound).

Rib roast
(pound).

P late beef
(pound).

Pork chops
(pound).

Year and month.
Aver­ Rel­ A ver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­
age ative age ative age ative age ative age ative age ative
price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price.
1$18: AV. for year... $0.373

184 $0.351

January..............
February............
Miareh..................
A p r il...................
M av.....................
June.....................
J u ly .....................
A ugust................
September..........
October...............
Novem ber..........
D ecem ber...........

.316
.302
.318
.301
.407
.408
.409
.402
.402
. 393.377
.378

139
133
140
159
179
180
180
177
177
173
166
167

184 $0,296

145 $0.262

.292
.288
.308
.341
.378
.388
.386
.377
.378
.363
.355
.352

153
151
161
179
198
203
202
197
198
190
186
184

.252
.243
.264
.291
.323
.322
.321
.317
.317
.295
.306
.297

124
119
129
143
158
158
157
155
155
145
150
146

1&19: Av; for year...

.394

174

.388

193

.314

154

193
192
198
207
212
204
205
199
177
178
176
172

.300
.309
.319
.338
.333
.338
.328
.328
.314
.293
.282
.283

147
151
156
166
163
166
161
161
154
144
138
139

January..............
February............
Miarch..................
A pril...................
M ay.....................
June.....................
J u ly .....................
A ugust................
September..........
October...............
Novem ber..........
December...........

.392
173
.392
173
.404
178
.425
187
.423
186
.415
183
.418
184
.408
180
.364 - 160
.365
161
.363
160
.354
156

.368
.367
.379
.396
.405
.390
.391
.381
.338
.340
.336
.328

175 $0,227

192 $0,380

.210
.204
.233
.249
.285
.296
.293
.288
.285
.271
.263
.262

140
136
155
166
190
197
195
192
190
181
175
175

.186
.183
199
.210
.252
.255
.252
.253
.245
.233
.225
.225

158
155
169
178
214
216
214
214
208
197
191
191

.265

177

.216

1S3

.266
.268
.278
.291
.294
.293
.279
.271
.247
.242
.228
.225

177
179
185
194
196
195
186
181
165
161
152
150'

.225
.230
.235
.245
.240
.228
.232
.216
.193
.188
.182
.180

191
195
199
208
203
193
197
183
164
159
154
153

187

.335
.331
.321
.340
.354
.354
.370
.398
.449
.463
.426
.413

165
163
158
167
174
174
182
196
221
228
210
203

.404

199

.381
.357
.371
.398
.407
.409
.444
.450
.433
.424
.407
.361

188
176
183
196
200
201
219
222
213
209
200
178

Bread (pound).
Cheese (pound).

Milk, fresh
(quart).

Year arid month.

Scaling
weight.

Baked weight.

Flour, wheat
(pound).

Aver­
age
price.

Rela­
tiv e
price.

Aver­
age
price.

Rela­
tiv e
price.

Aver­
age
price.

Aver­
age
price.

Rela­
tiv e
price.

Aver­
age
price.

Rela­
tive
price.

1913: Av. for year........ * $0,210

January...................
February................
March......................
A pril,.......................
M ay..........................
Jun e.........................
July..........................
August.....................
Septem ber..............
October...................
N ovem ber...............
Decem ber...............

100

.200
.200
.213
.213
.213
.213
.200
.208
.208
.208
.220
.220

$0,100

100

100

$0.035

100

.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100

$0.053

$0,060

95
95
101
101
101
101
95
99
99
99
105
105

100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100

.053
.053
.053
.053
.053
.053
.053
.053
.053
.053
.053
.053

.060
.060
.060
.060
.060
.060
.060
.060
.060
.060
.060
.060

100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100

.036
.036
.036
.036
.036
.036
.035
.034
.035
.035
.035
.035

103
103
103
103
103
103
100
97
100
100
100
100

1914: Av. f o f yfear........

.215

102

.100

100

.053

.060

100

103

.053
.053
.053
.053
.053
.053
.053
.053
.053
.054
.054
.054

.060
.060
.060
.060
.060
.060
.060
.060
.060
.061
.061
.061

.036

100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100

100
100
100
100
100
• 100
100
100
100
102
102
102

January...................
February.................
March......................
April;.......................
M ay..........................
Jun e.........................
July..........................
A ugust.....................
September..............
Oetober...................
N ovem ber...............
D ecem ber...............

.208
.208
.220
.220'
.220
.220
.208
.208
.208
.213
.225
.225

99
99
105
105
105
105
99
9999 ‘
101
107
107

.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100.100
.100
.100
.100
.100

.035
.035
.035
.035
.035
.035
.034
.036
.037
.036
.037
.037

‘ N o hens sold in March and April, 1918, by order of the U. S. Food Administration.




100
100
100
100
100
100
97
103
106
103
106
106

255

GENERAL TABLES.

SPECIFIED FOOD ARTICLES, BY CITIES, 1913 TO 1919,
Y EAR S—Continued.

MEMPHIS, TENN.—Continued.
[Average prices for 1913=100.]

Bacon,
sliced
(pound).

Ham,
sliced
(pound).

Lard
(pound).

Hens
(pound).

Lamb
(pound).

Sal­
mon,
cann’d
pound.

Eggs (dozen).
Strictly
fresh.

Stor­
age.

Butter
(pound).

Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Aver­ R el­
age ative
age ative age ative age ative age ative age ative age
age ative age
price. price price. pnce price. price price. price price. price price. price. price price. price. price
$0,543

.496
.500
.500
.509
.514
.521
.538
.547
.583
.588
.606
.619

.586

.625
.578
.584
.600
.600
.601
.611
.611
.585
.559
.536
.536

170 $0,479

164
165
165
168
170
172
178
181
192
194
200
204

193

167 $0.328

.433
.429
.437
.444
.458
.463
.479
.473
.521
. 521.533
.554
.554

206
191
193
198
198
198
202
202
193
184
177
177

151
149
152
155
160
161
167
165
182
182
186
193

193

.550
.515
.523
.554
.562
.582
.597
.594
.557
.541
.546
.525

Corn meal
(pound).

.319
.327
.327
.324
.321
.319
.320
.325
.335
.336
.342
.341

.375

192
179
182
193
196
203
208
207
194
189
190
183

.339
.328
.345
.363
.402
.418
.428
.426
.380
.363
.366
.342

209 $0,365

203
208
208
206
204
203
204
207
213
214
218
217

.303
.306
.330
.355
.400
.387
.387
.403
.378
.400
.369
.361

239

.387

216
209
220
231
256
266
273
271
242
231
233
218

Rice (pound).

.356
.369
.367
.425
.425
.412
.405
.389
.373
.375
.380
.367

177 $0,327

147
149
160
172
194
188
188
196
184
194
179
175

.299
.318
0)
(!)
.330
320
.326
.318
.336
.342
.348
.331

188

.307

173
179
178
206
206
200
197
189
181
182
184
178

.345
.340
.360
.385
.390
.388
.364
.366
.354
.372
.366
.369

165 $0,329 $0.507

151
161

167
162
165
161
170
173
176
167
185

174
172
182
194
197
196
184
185
179
188
185
186

.304
.312
.301
.294
.298
.292
.301
.342
.359
.381
.382
.384

.704
.500
.384
.388
.380
.362
.422
.458
.507
.572
.642
.761

.346

.556

.354
.337
.346
.337
.337
.330
.332
.351
.352
.362
.357
.362

Sugar, granu­
lated (pound).

Potatoes
(pound).

.665
.437
.436
.448
.485'
.479
.468
.524.542
.636
.687
.862

178

247 $0.559
175
135
136
133
127
148
161
.
178
201
225
.538
267
.630
195

233 " mo
153 .......
153
157
170
168
164
184
190
223 ” .575
241
.563
302
.662

Coffee (pound).

$0.582

148

.572
.581
.559
.520
.485
.513
.523
.533
.593
.661
.686
.753

145
147
142
132
123
130
133
135
151
168
174
191

.694

176
193
149
174
188
179
164
159
163
163
185
195
202

.759
.589
.687
.739
.706
.646
.625
.641
.641
.727
.769
.795

Tea (pound).

Aver­
age
price.

Rela­
tiv e
price.

Aver­
age
price.

Rela­
tiv e
price.

Aver­
age
price.

Rela­
tiv e
price.

Aver­
age
price.

Rela­
tiv e
price.

Aver­
age
price.

Rela­
tiv e
price.

Aver­
age
price.

Rela­
tiv e
price.

$0.022

100

$0,078

100

$0.018

100

$0,055

100

.058
.055
.055
.053
.052
.052
.057
.057
.059
.056
.051
.053

105
100
100
96
95
95
104
104
107
102
93
96

$0,275

100

89
89
89
89
89
94
106
117
122
117
111
111

.275
.275
.275
.275
.275
.275
.275
.275
.275
.275
.275
.275

100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100

$0.638

100

.058

105

.275

100

.052
.0^0
.051
.050
.049
.049
.049
.083
.080
.070
.057
.056

95
91
93
91
89
89
89
151
145
127
104
102

.021
.021
.020
.020
.020
.020
.020
.022
.022
.025
.025
.025

.024

.024
.024
.024
.023
.023
.023
.024
.025
.024
.024
.025
.024

95
95
91
91
91
91
91
100
100
114
114
114
109

109
109
109
105
105
105
109
114
109
109
114
109




.080
.075
.075
.080
.075
.080
.080
.075
.075
.081
.081
.081

103
96
96
103
96
103
103
96
96
104
104
104

.083

106

.086
.086
.081
.081
.081
.081
.081
.081
.086
.086
.081
.081

110
110
104
104
104
104
104
104
110
110
104
104

.016
.016
.016
.016
.016
.017
.019
.021
.022
.021
.020
.020

.020

111

.020
.020
.020
.019
.020
.023
.030
.019
.021
.017
.014
.016

111
111
111
106
111
128
167
106
117
94
78
89

.275
.275
.275
.275
.275
.275
.275
.275
.275
.275
.275
.275

100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100

.638
.638
.638
.638
.638
.638
.638
.638
.638
.638
.638
.638

.638

.638
.638
.638
.638
.638
.638
.638
.638
.638
.638'
.638
.638

100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100

100

100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100

256

RETAIL PRICES, 1913 TO DECEMBER, 1919.
T able

C.—AVERAGE AND RELATIVE RETAIL PRICES OF
BY MONTHS AND

MEMPHIS, TENN.—Continued.
[Average prices for 1913=ICO.]

Bread (pound).
Cheese
(pound).

Milk, fresh
(quart).

Year and month.

Scaling
weight,

Flour, wheat
(pound).

Baked
weight.

Com meal
(pound).

Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Relar
tiv e
age
tive
tive
age
age
tive
age
age
age
tive
price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price.
1915: Av. for y e a r ...

January...............
February.............
March...................
A pril....................
M ay......................
June.....................
J u ly ......................
A ugust.................
Septem ber...........
October................
N ovem ber...........
December............

1916: Av. for year.

$0.215

103

.213
.213
.213
.220
.223
.217
.200
.200
.208
.217
.225
.230

101
101
101
105
106
103
95
95
99
103
107
110

.249

119

January............
February..........
March. ..............
A pril.................
M ay...................
June..................
Ju ly ..................
A ugust.............
September.......
October............
Novem ber........
December.........

.239
.240
.240
.240
.233
.233
.234
.234
.246
.245
.300
.304

114
114
114
114
111
111
111
111
117
117
143
145

1917: Av. for y ea r.

.322

153

1918: Av. for y ea r.

.360

January. „ _____
February..........
March...............
A pril.................
M ay...................
June..................
J u ly..................
A ugust.............
Septem ber.......
October............
N ovem ber........
December.........
January............
February..........
March...............
A pril.................
M ay...................
June..................
J u ly ..................
A ugust.............
Septem ber.......
October............
N ovem ber........
December.........

1919: Av. for y ea r.

January............
February..........
March...............
A pril.................
M ay...................
June..................
J u ly ..................
A ugust.............
Septem ber.......
October............
Novem ber........
December.........




.296
.300
.328
.328
.334
.322
.314
.314
.321
.351
.332
.329
.340
.337
.340
.321
.319
.319
.326
.337
.363
.407
.436
.474

.421

.474
.391
.393
.408
.419
.421
.427
.435
.417
.412
.421
.435

141
143
156
156
159
153
150
150
153
167
158
157

171

162
160
162
153
152
152
155
160
173
194
208
226

200

226
186
187
194
200
200
203
207
199
196
200
207

$0.100

100

.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100

100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100

.102

102

.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.115
.110

.123

.107
.107
.107
.107
.120
.120
.120
.123
.122
.146
.150
.150

.155

.150
.150
.150
.150
.150
.150
.150
.150
.160
.160
.160
.180

.181

.180
.180
.180
.180
.180
.175
.175
.180
.180
.180
.190
.190

100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
115
110

123

107
107
107
107
120
120
120
123
122
146
150
150

$0,061

$0.069

115

.056
.061
.061
.061
.062
.062
.062
.062
.062
.062
.062
.062

.063
.069
.069
.069
.070
.070
.070
.070
.070
.070
.070
.070

105
115
115
115
117
117
117
117
117
117
117
117

.067

.075

125

.062
.062
.062
.062
.062
.062
.062
.062
.070
.074
.077
.081

.070
.070
.070
.070
.070
.070
.070
.070
.079
.083
.087
.091

117
117
117
117
117
117
117
117
132
138
145
152

.093

.105

175

$0,042

117
134
131
131
134
120
114
109
109
111
114
114

.046

131

.042
.044
.041
.042
.042
.041
.040
.045
.050
.052
.058
.057

.067

152
153
158
175
180
192
192
188
180
180
180
163

.057
.057
.058
.069
.080
.070
.067
.073
.070
.070
.069
.068

.100

167

.067

.098
.098
.098
.103
.103
.103
.103
.099
.099
.099
.100
.100

163
163
163
172
172
172
172
165
165
165
167
167

.069
.067
.068
.067
.067
.068
.067
.067
.067
.068
.067
.067

181

.100

.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100

167

.074

180
180
180
180
180
175
175
180
180
180
190
190

155

150
150
150
150
150
150
150
150
160
160
160
180

.081
.082
.084
.093
.096
.102
.102
.100
.096
.096
.096
.087

.091
.092
.095
.105
.108
,115
.115
.113
.108
.108
.108
.098

167
167
167
167
167
167
167
167
167
167
167
167

120

.041
.047
.046
.046
.047
.042
.040
.038
.038
.039
.040
.040

.070
.072
.072
.074
.078
.078
.076
.074
.074
.074
.074
.076

$0,024

.024
.025
.024
.024
.025
.024
.024
.025
.025
.024
.023
.022
.025

109

109
114
109
109
114
109
109
114
114
109
105
100
114

120
126
117
120
120
117
114
129
143
149
166
163

.023
.023
.023

.023
.023
.023
.025
.026
.026
.028
.028

105
105
105
105
105
105
105
114
118
118
127
127

191

.046

209

.023

163
163
166
197
229
200
191
209
200
200
197
194

.028
.028
.030
.040
.045
.048
.049
.060
.059
.060
.057
.052

191

.059

197
191
194
191
191
194
191
191
191
194
191
191
211

200
206
206
211
223
223
217
211
211
211
211
217

.055
.059
.062
.062
.059
.057
.057
.060
.061
.060
.057
.054

127
127
136
182
205
218
223
273
268
273
259
236
268

250
268
282
282
268
259
259
273
277
273
259
245

.054

245

.055
.051
.051
.054
.053
.054
.058
.060
.057
.055
.053
.052

250
232
232
245
241
245
264
273
259
250
241
236

257

GENERAL TABLES.

SPECIFIED FOOD ARTICLES, BY CITIES, 1913 TO 1919,
YEARS—Continued.

MEMPHIS, TENN.—Continued.
[Average prices for 1913=100.]

Rice
(pound).

Potatoes
(pound).

Sugar,
granulated
(pound).

Coffee
(pound).

Tea
(pound).

Onions,
pound.
Aver­
age
Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Rela­ price.
age
tiv e
age
tive
age
tive
tiv e
age
age
tive
price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price.
$0.080
.086
.081
.081
.079
.081
.080
.081
.080
.079
.077
.076
.076

103 $0.015
110
.014
104
.014
104
.014
101
.014
104
.014
103
.017
104
.014
103
.013
101
.013
99
.017
97
.016
97
.017

83 $0.065
78
.056
78
.064
78
.068
78
.067
78
.068
94
.068
78
.069
72
.065
72
.064
94
.059
89
.066
94
.067

Beans, Prunes, Raisins,
navy,
seeded,
pounq pound. pound.
Aver-. Aver­ Aver­
age
age
age
price.
price.
price.

118 $0.275
102
.275
.275
116
124
.271
122
.271
124
.267
124
.271
125
.279
118
.279
116
.279
107
.279
120
.279
122
.279

100 $0.634
100
.638
100
.638
.650
99
.650
99
.633
97
.650
99
101
.625
101
.625
101
.625
101
.625
101
.625
101
.625

99
100
100
102
102
99
102
98
98
98
98
98
98

$0.027
.036
.030
.026
.029
.032
.029
.022
.020
.021
.025
.026
.030

$0.077
.070
.077
.080
.080
.076
.076
.076
.076
.076
.077
.080
.085

$0,132
.131
.131
.136
.134
.135
.133
.127
.133
.131
.144
.130
.121

$0.136
.134
.140
.143
.143
.139
.142
.130
.130
.130
.133
.132
.132

.078
.078
.078
.078
.078
.078
.079
.079
.079
.077
.077
.075
.074

100
100
100
100
100
100
101
101
101
99
99
96
95

.027
.026
.024
.024
.024
.023
.028
.020
.025
.031
.028
.035
.035

150
144
133
133
133
128
156
111
139
172
156
194
194

.080
.068
.068
.076
.082
.090
.089
.088
.082
.072
.083
.085
.079

145
124
124
138
149
164
162
160
149
131
151
155
144

.279
.286
.286
.279
.279
.283
.275
.275
.280
.275
.275
.280
.280

101
104
104
101
101
103
100
100
102
100
100
102
102

.624
.650
.650
.650
.650
.650
.633
.600
.600
.600
.600
.600
.600

98
102
102
102
102
102
99
94
94
94
94
94
94

.046
.044
.046
.045
.049
.048
.049
.043
.044
.043
.042
.046
.053

.109
.091
.091
.090
.089
.089
.090
.106
.123
.120
.125
.149
.150

.136
.125
.132
.129
.129
.138
.140
.150
.150
.142
.133
.131
.130

.143
.143
.143
.148
.148
.148
.145
.136
.136
.136
.127
.153
.155

.092
.075
.073
.073
.080
.093
.100
.100
.101
.100
.102
.103
.104

118
96
94
94
103
119
128
128
129
128
131
132
133

.044
.037
.050
.052
.059
.065
.063
.043
.040
.030
.031
.031
.028

244
206
278
289
328
361
350
239
222
167
172
172
156

.094
.075
.075
.083
.104
.105
.090
.091
.102
.100
.099
.102
.098

171
136
136
151
189
191
164
165
185
182
180
165
178

.293
.280
.280
.280
.280
.285
.299
.302
.305
.305
.305
.305
.288

107
102
102
102
102
104
109
110
111
111
111
111
105

.661
.600
.600
.600
.600
.628
.689
.653
.709
.709
.709
.717
.717

104
94
94
94
94
98
108
102
111
111
111
112
112

.075
.063
.130
.142
.123
.083
.073
.055
.046
.042
.046
.046
.047

.180
.150
.155
.166
.164
.179
.190
.192
.192
.195
.194
.195
.190

.150
.130
.130
.134
.136
.135
.153
.164
.159
.164
.166
.173
.161

.152
.153
.153
.153
.151
.159
.156
.149
.153
.149
.153
.147
.144

.121
.105
.103
.107
.110
.114
.122
,128
.129
.134
.135
.133
.133

155
135
132
137
141
146
156
164
165
172
173
171
171

.032
.031
.037
.026
.020
.021
.025
.033
.038
.042
.039
.035
.033

178
172
206
144
111
117
139
183
211
233
217
194
183

.096
.099
.096
.092
.091
.091
.090
.090
.090
.093
.106
.106
.108

175
180
175
167
165
165
164
164
164
169
193
193
196

.304
.302
.301
.294
.298
.299
.298
.302
.300
, 303
.304
.308
.335

111
110
109
107
108
109
108
110
110
110
111
112
122

.772
.739
.697
.734
.791
.775
.760
.789
.784
.787
.783
.814
.815

121
116
109
115
124
121
119
124
123
123
123
128
128

.045
.050
.051
.041
.039
.040
.044
.046
.047
.048
.050
.044
.041

.181
.192
.191
.188
.189
.185
.189
.189
.182
.176
.171
.164
.158

.174
.160
.166
.162
.161
.163
.165
.168
.165
.184
.193
.196
.203

.156
.153
.144
.147
.162
.147
.157
.155
.155
.161
.153
.163
.169

.144
.130
.123
.124
.122
.123
.133
.147
.154
.166
.166
.165
.171

185
167
158
159
156
158
171
188
197
213
213
212
219

.042
.034
.031
.029
.032
.034
.042
.052
.057
.052
.046
.045
.049

233
189
172
161
178
189
233
289
317
289
256
250
272

.128
.108
.108
.108
.109
.109
.108
.113
.114
.112
.115
.215
.218

233
196
196
196
198
198
196
205
207
204
209
391
396

.464
.374
.383
.392
.392
.411
.458
.509
.523
.535
.535
.523
.533

169
136
139
143
143
149
167
185
190
195
195
190
194

.867
.828
.831
.837
.853
.849
.878
.869
.885
.898
.899
.899
.877

136
130
130
131
134
133
138
136
139
141
141
141
137

.074
.044
.046
.072
.079
.095
.093
.080
.080
.067
.069
.079
.083

.136
.152
.135
.134
.129
.129
.135
.137
.133
137
.136
.139
.130

.273
.213
.208
.225
.240
.252
.261
.292
.284
.325
.284
.358
.339

.190
.177
.168
.167
.174
.172
.177
.178
.170
.203
.213
.242
.244

146684°— 21— Bull. 270------17




258

RETAIL PRICES, 1913 TO DECEMBER, 1919.
T able

Year and m onth.

C.—AVERAGE AND RELATIVE RETAIL PRICES OF
BY MONTHS AND
MEMPHIS, TENN.— Concluded.

Milk,
Oleo­
evap­
margar­
orated.
ine,
15-16pound.
ounce can. Average
Average
price.
price.

N ut
margar­
ine,
pound.
Average
price.

$0.426
.418
.413
.412
.418
.424
.411
.429
.447
.454
.431
.431
.422

$0,408
.413
.400
.394
.398
.406
.406
.415
.423
.423
.423
.397
.403

Crisco,
pound.
Average
price.

Rolled
oats,
pound.
Average
price.

Corn
flakes,
8-ounce
package.
Average
price.

Cream o f
W heat,
28-ounce
package.
Average
price.

$0,105
.111
.104
.103
.108
.093
.099
.103
.105
.103
.108
.110
.111

$0.143
.145
.145
.143
.143
.144
.143
.141
.141
.140
.143
.142
.143

$0.247
.245
.245
.246
.245
.245
.248
.248
.241
.242
.244
.243
.271

1918—Concluded.
Average for y e a r ..........
January.....................
February..................
March........................
A pril.........................
M ay...........................
June..........................
J u ly ...........................
A ugust......................
Septem ber................
October.....................
N ovem ber................
December..................

$0.169
.165
.165
.163
.160
.162
.168
.171
.174
.175
.178
.173
.176

$0.356
.317
.328
.329
.332
.329
.358
.385
.389
.387
.379
.368
.369

T a b l e D . — A V E R A G E AND R E L A T IV E F A M IL Y E X P E N D IT U R E S FO R 22

AND
M E M P H IS, TENN.
[Average expenditure for the year 1913= 100.]
1914

1913

1915

Month.
Average.
A verage fo r y e a r .......
January...................
February..................
March.......................
A pril........................
M ay..........................
June.........................
July..........................
A ugust.....................
Septem ber...............
October....................
November................
D ecem ber................




$368. 46
2 358. 98
2 356.41
2 356.96
2 368.44
2 362.37
2 362.64
2 3b8.15
2 373.92
2 379.48
2 376.89
2 380.12
2 380.01

Relative.
100
97
97
97
100
98
98
100
101
103
102
103
103

Average.
$375.75
2 383.13
2 372. 74
2 373.12
2 364.13
2 363. 01
2 365.19
2 374.36
2 393.88
2 389.12
2 378.90
2 375.90
2 370.34

1 See footnote on p. 10.

Relative.
102
104
101
101
99
99
99
102
107
106
103
102
101

Average.
$368.09
2 378.62
2 370.12
2 359.51
2 365.11
2 368. 23
2 366.73
2 358.48
2 357.95
2 359.46
2 375. 52
2 378.47
2 376.47

R elative.
100
103
100
98
99
100
100
97
97
98
102
103
102

259

GENERAL TABLES.
SPECIFIED FOOD A R TIC LE S, B Y CITIES, 1913 TO
Y E A R S —Continued.
M E M P H IS, TENN.— Concluded.

Macaroni,
pound.
Average
price.

Cabbage,
pound.
A verage
price.

$0.058

$o. m

.196
.196
.198
.192
.192
.191
.189
.188
.194
.192
.188
.193

.040
.042
.048
.081
.085
.058
.055
.065
.057
.053
.051
.062

Beans,
baked,
N o. 2 can.
Average
price.

Corn,
canned,
No. 2 can.
Average
price.

$#.187

$0.186

.199
.196
.192
.186
.189
.193
.183
.183
.174
.187
.180
.184

.195
.187
.188
.185
.183
.183
.187
.185
.182
.188
.183
.186

Peas,
canned,
No. 2 can.
Average
price.

Tomatoes,
canned,
No. 2 can.
Average
price.

$0,183

$0,157

.181
.182
.179
.180
.180
.181
.184
.188
.181
.188
.185
.186

.158
.151
.152
.155
.152
.151
.158
.168
.156
.162
.162
.158

1919,

Bananas,
dozen.
Average
price.

Oranges,
dozen.
Average
price.

$0.384

$0.509

.354
.338
.350
.365
.396
.410
.395
.400
.375
.405
.406
.414

.464
-452
.511
.549
.535
.522
.515
.518
.561
.553
.490
.440

FOOD A R TIC LE S 1 COM BINED, B Y CITIES, 1913 TO 1919, B Y MONTHS
Y E A R S.
M E M P H IS, TENN.
[Average expenditure for the year 1913=100.]
1917

1916
Average.

Relative.

$408.81
2 386.08
382.62
2 387.27
2 396.25
2 398.52
a 400.93
2 394.16
2 405.69
2 421.80
2 428.17
2 450.45
2 450.63

2

I ll
105
104
105
108
108
109
107
110
114
116
122
122

Average.
$540.36
453.98
470.61
2 485.99
2 545.22
2 564.96
2 561.97
2 538. 75
2 553.16
2 562.64
2 586.19
2 578.20
2 587.34
2
2

1918
Relative.
147
123
128
132
148
153
153
146
150
153
159
157
159

Average.
$631.80
2 611.70
2 595 13
2 564.38
2 569.00
2 598.54
2 606.84
2 623.52
2 634.53
2 670.20
2 682.15
2 684.91
2 706.74

1919
R elative.
171
166
162
158
159
162
165
169
172
182
185
186
192

Average.
$714.11
2 703.83
2 651.53
2 669.44
2 698.49
2 712.15
2 718. 73
2 736.23
2 746.09
2 716.76
2 718.04
2 744.11
2 754. 27

R elative.
194
191
177
182
190
193
195
200
202
195
195
202
205

2 Cost of year's supply at prices charged in specified month. The expenditures for March and April,
1918, do not include any amount spent for hens, as by order of the U . S . Food Administration no hens
were sold in these months.




260

RETAIL PRICES, 1913 TO DECEMBER, 1910.
T a b l e C .— A V E R A G E AND R E L A T IV E R E T A IL PR IC E S OF

B Y MONTHS AND
MILWAUKEE, WIS.
[Average prices for 1913=100.]

Sirloin steak Round steak
(pound).
(pound).

Rib roast
(pound).

Chuck roast
(pound).

Plate beef
(pound).

Pork chops
(pound).

Year and month.
Aver- Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ R el­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­
age ative age ative age ative age ative age ative age ative
price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. pnce. price.
1913: Av. for y e a r ... $0,224
January..............
.205
February............
.205
March.................. .215
A pril...................
.215
.220
M ay.....................
.225
June....................
J u ly ..................... .230
A ugust................ .226
September.......... .236
October............... .236
.236
Novem ber..........
.234
December...........

100 $0,206
92
.185
92
.185
.200
96
96
.195
98
.205
.210
100
.212
103
.212
101
105
.216
105
.216
105
.216
104
.216

100 $0.184
90
. 173
.F 3
90
.1^8
97
.180
95
100
.185
102
.185
.188
103
.188
103
.192
105
.188
105
105
.184
.188
105

100 $0.161
94
.150
94
.150
97
.155
98
.158
101
.165
101
.165
102
.166
102
.164
104
.164
102
.164
100
.162
102
.164

100 $0.116
93
.105
93
.108
96
.113
98
.115
102
.115
102
.115
103
.116
102
.120
102
.120
102
.121
101
.121
102
.121

100 $0.190
.153
91
.153
93
.188
97
.195
99
.195
99
99
.195
.200
100
.202
103
.216
103
.212
104
.196
104
.174
104

100
81
81
99
103
103
103
105
106
114
112
103
92

1914: Av. for y e a r ...
January..............
February............
March.................
A pril...................
M ay.....................
June....................
J u ly.....................
A ugust................
September..........
October...............
November..........
December...........

.237
.234
.236
.230
.230
.233
.237
.243
.248
.250
.240
.233
.233

106
104
105
103
103
104
106
108
111
112
107
104
104

.218
.216
.216
.210
.210
.213
.218
.225
.228
.227
.223
.217
.217

106
105
105
102
102
103
106
109
111
110
108
105
105

.188
.188
.188
.185
.185
.185
.185
.187
.194
.195
.195
.187
.185

102
102
102
101
101
101
101
102
105
106
106
102
101

.167
.164
.164
.163
.163
.163
.163
.168
.170
.175
.175
.170
.168

104
102
102
101
101
101
101
104
106
109
109
106
104

.122
.117
.117
.118
.118
.118
.118
.124
.126
.129
.128
.128
.128

105
101
101
102
102
102
102
107
109
1U
110
110
110

.198
.178
.178
.182
.195
.210
.197
.215
.230
.223
.213
.193
.167

104
94
94
96
103
111
104
113
121
117
112
101
88

1915: Av. for y e a r ...
January..............
February............
March.................
A pril...................
May.....................
June....................
July.....................
A ugust................
September..........
October..............
November..........
December...........

.229
.230
.228
.228
.226
.230
.234
.236
.236
.236
.232
.219
.211

102
103
102
102
101
103
104
105
105
105
104
98
94

.211
.213
.212
.212
.212
.212
212
.222
.218
.218
.212
.201
.191

102
103
103
103
103
103
103
108
106
106
103
98
93

.182
.185
.182
.182
.182
.184
.186
.184
.182
.182
.186
.177
.177

99
101
99
99
99
100
101
100
99
99
101
96
96

.161
.168
.160
.160
.158
.162
.166
.166
.164
.164
.160
.151
.153

100
104
99
99
98
101
103
103
102
102
99
94
95

.120
.126
.123
.121
.121
.123
.125
.125
.122
.122
.113
.111
.113

103
109
106
104
104
106
108
108
105
105
97
96
97

.181
.158
.148
.148
.184
.188
-.180
.190
.194
.210
.215
.191
.161

95
83
78
78
97
99
95
100
102
111
113
101
85

1916: Av. for y e a r ...
January..............
February............
March.................
A pril...................
M ay.....................
June....................
J u ly .....................
A ugust................
September..........
October...............
N ovember..........
December...........

.242
.221
.221
.230
.234
.239
.259
.261
.256
.256
.243
.243
245

108
99
99
103
104
107
116
117
114
114
108
108
109

.219
.200
.200
.211
.216
.220
.235
.233
.233
.233
.218
.216
.214

106
97
97
102
105
107
114
113
113
113
106
105
104

.191
.177
.177
.184
.190
.193
.201
.201
.195
.198
.194
.186
.191

104
96
96
100
103
105
109
109
106
108
105
101
104

.170
. 156
.157
.166
.170
.173
.184
.184
.174
.175
.166
.166
.169

106
97
98
103
106
107
114
114
108
109
103
103
105

.124
.116
.116
.121
.124
.126
.134
.133
.123
.125
.124
.121
.124

107
100
100
104
107
109
116
115
106
108
107
104
107

.214
.167
.176
.214
.211
.213
.224
.226
.236
.255
.230
.214
.206

113
88
93
113
111
112
118
119
124
134
121
113
108

1917: Av. for y e a r . .
January..............
February............
March.................
A pril...................
M ay.....................
June. ...............
July.............. .
A ugust................
September..........
October...............
November..........
Decembei —

.286
.251
.254
.277
.292
.296
.301
.299
.305
.300
.293
.280
.287

128
112
113
124
130
132
134
133
136
134
131
125
128

.270
.260
.236
.247
.266
.274
.288
.281
>285
.281
.280
.269
.275

131
126
115
120
129
133
140
136
138
136
136
131
134

.231
.200
.205
.218
.238
.242
.250
.241
.242
.240
.238
.229
.233

126
109
111
118
129
132
136
131
132
130
129
124
127

.210
.174
.183
.195
.216
.224
.226
.222
.221
.219
.217
.205
.216

130
108
114
121
134
139
140
138
137
136
135
127
134

.152
.128
.134
.140
.154
.160
.164
.157
.156
.161
.160
.152
.158

131
110
116
121
133
138
141
135
134
139
138
131
136

.302
.226
.248
.272
.292
.288
.289
.305
.342
.383
.370
.310
.301

159
119
131
143
154
152
152
161
180
202
195
163
158




261

GENERAL TABLES.

SPECIFIED FOOD ARTICLES, BY CITIES, 1913 TO 1919,
YEARS—Continued.
MILWAUKEE, WIS.
[Average prices for 1913=100.]

Bacon,
sliced
(pound).

Ham.
sliced
(pound).

Lard
(pound).

Lamb
(pound).

Hens
(pound).

Sal­
mon,
cann’d
pound.

Eggs (dozen).
Strictly
fresh.

Stor­
age.

Butter
(pound).

Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ R el­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Aver­ Rel­
age ative
age ative age ative age ative age ative age ative age
age ative age
pnce. price, price. price price. price price. price price. pric« price. price. price price. price. price
$0.275
.255
.263
.273
.268
.268
.273
.286
.286
.286
.286
.278
.274

100 $0.278
.260
93
.268
96
.268
99
.268
97
.273
97
.278
99
.290
104
.290
104
.290
104
.290
104
.282
101
.278
100

100 $0.156
94
.150
96
.151
96
.153
96
.154
98
. 155
100
.154
104
.156
104
.163
104
.158
104
.158
101
.160
100
.160

100 $0.197
96
.185
97
.195
98
.200
99
.200
99
.200
99
.195
100
.205
104
.205
101
.205
101
.195
103
.190
.185
103

100 $0.198
.178
94
.188
99
102
.218
102
.223
.220
102
99
.215
104
.206
104
.198
104
.198
99
.188
.172
96
94
.172

100
90
95
110
113
111
109
104
100
100
95
87
87

$0.293
.346
.290
.232
.212
.213
.222
.238
.262
.300
.350
.450
.400

100
$0.359
.380
118 $0.253
.402
99
.220
79
.396
.382
72
.335
73
.328
76
81
.313
.322
89
102
.348
119
.350
154
.330
.366
137
.330
.388

100
106
112
110
106
93
91
87
90
97
97
102
108

; 341
.385
.332
.324
.300
.306
.322
.326
.337
.355
.353
.377
.378

95
107
92
90
84
85
90
91
94
99
98
105
105

.341
.372
.363
.347
.360
.328
.322
.315
.308
.302
.331
.355
.390

95
104
101
97
100
91
90
88
86
84
92
99
109

.280
.274
.274
.273
.273
.273
.275
.282
.286
.297
.293
.282
.273

102
100
100
99
99
99
100
103
104
108
107
103
99

.283
.278
.278
.277
.277
.277
.277
.280
.292
.302
.298
.277
.277

102
100
100
100
100
100
100
101
105
109
107
100
100

.159
.156
.157
.160
.158
.159
. 158
.158
.160
.163
.163
.163
.158

102
100
101
103
101
102
101
101
103
104
104
104
101

.196
.190
.190
.188
.192
.192
.190
.208
.210
.204
.200
.196
.192

99
96
96
95
97
97
96
106
107
104
102
99
97

.201
.190
.194
.212
.223
.224
.203
.208
.214
.202
.188
.177
.172

102
96
98
107
113
113
103
105
108
102
95
89
87

.298
.382
.347
.259
.214
.220
.228
.252
.270
.317
.323
.383
.375

102
130
118
88
73
75
78
86
92
108
110
131
128

.273
.273
.270
.270
.265
.270
.270
.274
.274
.278
.275
.279
.277

99
99
98
98
96
98
98
100
100
101
100
101
101

.273
98
.277 100
.264
95
.270
97
.270
97
.264
95
.268
96
.274
99
.278 100
.274 j 99
.278 100
.280 101
.274
99

.153
.160
.158
.154
.155
.156
.153
.151
.150
.148
.147
.146
.153

98
103
101
99
99
100
98
97
96
95
94
94
98

.203
.192
.190
.195
.220
.210
.223
.225
.213
.200
.188
.188
.192

103
97
96
99
112
161
113
114
108
102
95
95
97

.190
.177
.196
.206
.216
.212
.192
.192
.186
.196
.180
.159
.167

96 $0.194
.215
89
.190
99
.184
104
.205
109
.184
107
.205
97
.184
97
.184
94
.205
99
91
.183
.193
80
.195
84

.300
.483
.333
.224
.220
.232
.234
.232
.244
.278
.315
.385
.418

102
165
114
76
75
79
80
79
83
95
108
131
143

.293
.273
.276
.283
.289
.291
.300
.300
.300
.303
.299
.300
.297

107
99
100
103
105
106
109
109
109
110
109
109
108

.295
.277
.274
.281
.291
.300
.303
.303
.303
.303
.301
.300
.306

106
100
99
101
105
108
109
109
109
109
108
108
110

.179
.153
.153
.156
.159
.173
.177
.179
.179
.189
.198
.214
.218

115
98
98
100
102
111
113
115
115
121
127
137
139

.230 .117
.212 108
.224 114
.230 117
.240 122
.225 114
.240 122
.232 118
.232 118
.240 122
.231 117
,227 115
.227 115

.222
.197
.210
.229
.237
.240
.234
.224
.225
.230
.216
.206
.215

112
99
106
116
120
121
118
113
114
116
109
104
109

.210
.186
.195
.195
.214
.214
.221
.224
.207
.207
.213
.219
.219

.330
.413
.326
.242
.240
.245
.258
.276
.310
.338
.389
.438
.484

113
.292
141
.269
111
83
82
84
88
94
106
115
133
149 “ .*373’
165
.373

.382
.372
.369
.406
.410
.346
.346
.338
.355
.380
.405
.421
.436

106
104
103
113
114
96
96
94
99
106
113
118
121

.407
.305
.313
.325
.378
.418
.420
.415
.420
.452
.472
.475
.488

148
111
114
118
137
152
153
151
153
164
172
173
177

.387
.309
.324
.342
.362
.382
.406
.397
.398
.418
.436
.430
.441

139
111
117
123
130
137
146
143
143
150
157
155
159

.278
.216
.226
.244
.269
.283
.281
.279
.277
.294
.315
.324
.331

178
138
145
156
172
181
180
179
178
188
202
208
212

.298
.245
.267
.290
.293
.323
.318
.301
.305
.321
.316
.298
.296

.272
.245
.258
.273
.305
.308
.288
.259
.259
.297
.272
.238
.259

137
124
130
138
154
156
145
131
131
150
137
120
131

.253
.219
.227
.233
.236
.254
.244
.259
.271
.266
.277
.278
.274

.440
.528
.493
.342
.353
.377
.388
.376
.425
.454
.482
.483
.579

150
180
168
117
120
129
132
128
145
155
165
165
198

.474
.448
.474
.475
.508
.441
.443
.432
.454
.485
.499
.498
.531

132
125
132
132
142
123
123
120
126
135
139
139
148




151
124
136
147
149
164
161
153
155
163
160
151
150

.333

.290
.290
.295
.280

.292
.297

.426
.445

.414
.416

262

RETAIL PRICES, 1913 TO DECEMBER, 1919.
T able

C.—AVERAGE AND RELATIVE RETAIL PRICES OP
BY MONTHS AND
MILWAUKEE, WIS.— Continued.
[Average prices lor 1913=100.]

Sirloin steak Round steak
(pound).
(pound).

Rib roast
(pound).

Chuck roast
(pound).

Plate beef
(pound).

Pork chops
(pound).

Year and month.
Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­
age ative age ative age ative age ative age ative age ative
price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price.
1918: Av. for y e a r . . $0,345

January..............
February............
March.................
A pril...................
M ay.....................
June.....................
J u ly .....................
A ugust................
September........
October...............
November...........
December...........

.298
.302
.303
.330
.356
.382
.380
.373
.373
.361
.340
.345

1819: Av. for y e a r . .

.378

January..............
February............
March.................
A pril....................
M ay.....................
June.....................
Ju ly.....................
A ugust................
September..........
October...............
November...........
Decem ber...........

.362
.358
.370
.393
.401
.398
.410
.401
.387
.360
.346
.350

154 $0,331

133
135
135
147
159
171
170
167
167
161
152
154
162
160
165
175
179
178
183
179
173
161
154
156

.284
.287
.288
.313
.340
.376
.365
.358
.358
.345
.329
.334

.357

.345
.343
.352
.371
.377
.378
.384
.378
.366
.340
.327
.328

161 $0,280

138
139
140
152
165
183
177
174
174
167
160
162

173

167
167
171
180
183
184
186
184
178
165
159
159

152

).258

160 $0,196

140
141
142
156
167
180
175
167
171
165
159
162

169

166

.299
.298
.310
.32S
.334
.316
.321
.313
.306
.289
.278
.282

.225
.227
.229
.251
.269
.290
.281
.269
.275
.266
.256
.261

0.357

133
135
135
147
158
171
166
158
162
155
151
154

.245
.248
.249
.270
.291
.315
.305
.291
.298
.286
.277
.283

.275

171

172
179
17S
181
194
193
175
172
172
166
156

.391

.366
.326
.365
.383
.401
.395
.441
.447
.452
.417

193
172
192
202
211
208
232
235
238
219

150

.330

174

151

.276
.275
.279
.297
.301
.279
.286
.284
.274
.257

.244

176
170
160

.208
.207
.210
.225
.224
.203
.200
.200
.193
.181

153

.248

154

.174

163
162
168
178
182
172
174
170
166
157

171
171
173
184
187
173

.167
.171
.173
.188
.208
.221
.215
.204
.208
.200
.196
.200

178

152

.170

144
147
149
162
179
191
185
176
179
172
169
172

147

.321
.306
.311
.334
.335
.356
.354
.387
.428
.402
.379
.373

.373

188

169
161
164
176
176
187
186
204
225
212
199
196

196

Bread (pound).
Cheese (pound).

Milk, fresh
(quart).

Year and month.

Scaling
weight.

Baked weight.

Flour, wheat
(pound).

Aver­
age
price.
1913: Av. for year........

January...................
February................
March......................
April........................
M ay..........................
J u n e .. . ...................
July..........................
August.....................
September. .............
October...................
N ovem ber...............
December................

1914: Av. for year........

January...................
February................
March......................
April........................
M ay..........................
Jun e.........................
July..........................
August.....................
September..............
October...................
N ovember...............
December................

Rela­
tiv e
price.

Aver­
age
price.

Rela­
tiv e
price.

Aver­
age
price.

Aver­
age
price.

Rela­
tiv e
price.

Aver­
age
price.

$0,218

100

$0,070

100

$0,056

100

$0.031

102
104
101
100
98
98
96
98
98
101
102
102

.070
.070
.070
.070
.070
.070
.070
.070
.070
.070
.070
.070

100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100

$0.050

.223
.227
.220
.217
.213
.213
.210
.213
.213
.220
.223
.223

100

.070

100

.218

.223
.227
.220
.213
.210
.210
.213
.213
.213
.223
.223
.223

102
104
101
98
96
96
98
98
98
102
102
102

.070
.070
.070
.070
.070
.070
.070
.070
.070
.070
.070
.070

100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100

.050
.050
.050
.050
.050
.050
.050
.050
.051
.051
.051
.051

.053

.051
.051
.051
.052
.052
.053
.051
.053
.055
.055
.056
.056

.056
.056
.056
.056
.056
.056
.056
.056
.057
.057
.057
.057

100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
102
102
102
102

.060

107

.057
.057
.057
.059
.059
.060
.057
.060
.062
.062
.063
.063

102
102
102
105
105
107
102
107
111
111
113
113

100

.031
.031
.031
.031
.031
.031
.031
.031
.031
.030
.031
.030

100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
97
100
97

.033

106

.031
.030
.030
.031
.031
.031
.031
.035
.037
.036
.037
.038

i No hens sold in March and April, 1918, by order of the U . S. Food Administration.




Rela­
tive
price.

100
97
97
100
100
100
100
113
119
116
119
123

263

GENERAL TAB LES.

SPECIFIED FOOD ARTICLES, BY CITIES, 1913 TO 1919,
YEARS—Continued.

MILWAUKEE, WIS.—Continued.
[Average prices fo r 1913=100.]

Bacon,
sliced
(pound).

Ham, sliced
(pound).

Lard
(pound).

Hens
(pound).

Lamb

(pound).

Sal­
mon,
cann’d
pound,

Eggs (dozen).
Strictly
fresh.

Storage.

Butter
(pound).

Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Aver­ Rel­
age ative
age ative age
age ative age ative age ative age ative age ative age
price. price price. price price. price price. price pnce. price pnce. price. price price. price. price
$0.517
.489
.479
.482
.485
.496
.502
.506
.527
.544
.560
.559
.578
. 554
.577
.541
.552
.557
.571
.573
.579
.581
.568
.540
.509
.502

178
174
175
176
180
183
184
192
198
204
203
210

$0,478
.451
.452
.451
.453
.456
.462
.464
.482
.502
.516
.517
.531

$0.333
.319
.326
.328
.331
.326
.322
.321
.331
.335
.349
.349
.353

$0.349
.312
.323
.328
.354
.376
.379
.377
.369
.352
.342
.335
.337

.534
.537
.524
.519
.532
.543
553
.558
.559
.554
.527
.500
.505

.373
.340
.316
.335
.358
.400
.408
.430
.422
.384
.363
.367
.347

.370
.364

$0,289 $0.511
.278
.630
.272
.635
.284
.411
.290
.375
.384
.279
.380
.288
.294
.450
.289
.474
.295
.497
.283
.543
.296
.638
.316
.713

$0.336
.304
.326
C
1)

.372
.350
.369
.391
.427
.429
.386
.384

201
210
197
201
203
208
208
211
211
207

196
185
183

Corn meal
(pound).

Rice (pound).

C
1)

.351
.343
.344
.359
.366
.320
.312

.397
.397
.390
.391
.382
.367
.340
.323
.327

.337
.310
.286
.318
.330
.331
.337
.334
.346
.351
.374
.369
.353

.325
.303
.316

Potatoes
(pound.).

Sugar, granu­
lated {pound).

.566
.708
.444
.438
.452
.493
.467
.490
.519
.528
.651
.735
.872

174
215 *0.491
217
.539
140
128
131
130
154
162
170
185
218
243
.518

1.554
.544
.551
.514
.465
.479
.474
.493
.501
.584
.631
.665
.741

154
152
153
143
130
133
132
137
140
163
176
185
206

193
242
152
149
154
168
159
167
177
180
222
251

.664
.740
.548
.653
.691
.642

185
206
153
182
192
179
164
165
172
178
200
213
215

.526
.400

.558

Coffee (pound).

.617
.639
.718
.763
.772

Tea <pound).

Aver­
age
price.

Rela­
tiv e
price.

Aver­
age
price.

Rela­
tiv e
price.

Aver­
age
price.

Rela­
tiv e
price.

Aver­
age
price.

Rela­
tiv e
price.

Aver­
age
price.

Rela­
tiv e
price.

Aver­
age
price.

Rela­
tive
price.

$0.033
.033
.033
.033
.033
.030
.030
.030
.033
.033
.037
.033
.032

100
100
100
100
100
91
91
91
100
100
112
100
97

$0,090
.090
.090
.090
.090
.090
.090
.090
.090
.090
.090
.090
.090

100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100

$0,014
.012
.012
.012
.012
.011
.011
.020
.015
.016
.016
.017
.017

100
86
86
86
86
79
79
143
107
114
114
121
121

$0,054
.055
.054
.054
.053
.053
.053
.055
.055
.055
.055
.053
.055

100
102
100
100
98
98
98
102
102
102
102
98
102

$0.275
.275
.275
.275
.275
.275
.275
.275
.275
.275
.275
.275
.275

100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100

$0.500
.500
.500
.500
.500
.500
.500
.500
.500
.500
.500
.500
.500

100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100

.034
.033
.033
.033
.033
.033
.033
.033
.036
.036
.036
.036
.038

103
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
109
109
109
109
115

.094
.090
.090
.095
.095
.095
.095
.095
.095
.095
.095
.095
.095

104
100
100
106
106
106
106
106
106
106
106
106
.106

.017
016
.016
.016
.016
.016
.024
.029
.019
.018
.014
.012
.013

.058
.053
.053
.050
.048
.049
.049
.050
.074
.078
.068
.060
.060

107
98
98
93
89
91
91
93
137
144
126
111
111

.275
.275
.275
.275
.275
.275
.275
.275
.275
.275
.275
.275
.275

100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100

.500
.500
.500
.500
.500
.500
.500
.500
.500
.500
.500
.500
.500

100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100




121
114
114.
114
114
114
171
207
136
129
100
86
93

264

RETAIL, PRICES, 1913 TO DECEMBER, 1919.

Table C.—AVERAGE AND RELATIVE RETAIL PRICES OF
BY MONTHS AND

MILWAUKEE, WIS.— Continued.
[Average prices for 1913=100.]
Bread (pound).
Cheese
(pound).

Milk, ftesh
(quart).

Year and month.

Scaling
weight.

Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Rela­ Aver­
tive
age
tive
age
age
price. price. price. price. price.

Baked
weight.

Fiour, wheat
(pound).

Corn meal
(pound).

Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Rela­
age
tive
age
tive
age
tive
price. price. price. price. price. price.

1915: Av. for y e a r... $0.223
.223
January...............
.225
February.............
.223
March..... . ............
April....................
.220
.223
M ay........ :...........
.223
Jun e....................
.220
J u ly ........ .............
.218
A u g u s t ..............
.220
Septem ber...........
.226
October................
November...........
.223
December............
.226

102
102
103
102
101
102
102
101
100
101
104
102
104

$0.061
.070
.060
.060
.060
.060
.060
.060
.060
.060
.060
.060
.060

87
100
86
86
86
86
86
86
86
86
86
86
86

$0.062
.059
.060
.061
.070
.070
.070
.060
.060
.055
.059
.059
.058

$0.070
.066
.068
.069
.079
.079
.079
.068
.068
.062
.066
.066
.065

125
118
121
123
141
141
141
121
121
111
118
118
116

$0,042
.041
.046
.047
.048
.048
.043
.041
.041
.037
.036
.036
.036

135
132
148
152
155
155
139
132
132
119
116
116
116

$0.038
.038
.038
.038
.038
.038
.038
.038
.038
.040
.039
.036
.036

115
115
115
115
115
115
115
115
115
121
118
109
109

1916: Av. for y e a r ...

January...............
February.............
March..................
A pril....................
M ay......................
June.....................
J u ly ......................
A ugust.................
September...........
October................
Novem ber...........
December............

.254
.238
.248
.242
.240
.230
.230
.227
.228
.255
.285
.306
.317

117
109
114
111
110
106
106
104
105
117
131
140
145

.067
.060
.060
.060
.060
.060
.060
.070
.070
.070
.070
.080
.080

96
86
86
86
86
86
86
100
100
100
100
114
114

.064
.058
.059
.059
.059
.060
.059
.059
.061
.067
.075
.075
.075

.072
.065
.066
.066
.066
.068
.066
.066
.069
.075
.084
.084
.084

129
116
118
118
118
121
118
118
123
134
150
150
150

.044
.037
.040
.039
.039
.039
.038
.038
.045
.048
.052
.058
.056

142
119
129
126
126
126
123
123
145
155
168
187
181

.039
.038
.037
.037
.037
.035
.038
.038
.038
.039
.038
.043
.047

118
115
112
112
112
106
115
115
115
118
115
130
142

1917: Av. for y e a r ...
January................
February.............
March..................
A pril....................
M ay......................
Jun e.....................
J u ly ......................
A ugust.................
Septem ber...........
October................
N ovem ber...........
December............

.326
.313
.313
.317
.315
.316
.318
.316
.321
.331
.369
.344
.338

150
144
144
145
145
145
146
145
147
152
169
158
155

.090
.080
.080
.080
.080
.080
.080
.090
.090
.090
.110
.110
.110

129
114
114
114
114
114
114
129
129
129
157
157
157

.089
.076
.076
.077
.077
.099
.101
.100
.101
.093
.089
.088
.086

.100
.086
.086
.087
.087
.111
.114
.113
.114
.105
.100
.099
.097

179
154
154
155
155
198
204
202
204
188
179
177
173

.069
.056
.055
.057
.068
.090
.082
.072
.078
.073
.069
.064
.062

223
181
177
184
219
290
265
232
252
235
223
206
200

.066
.047
.050
.050
.058
.065
.068
.073
.074
.080
.078
.077
.076

200
142
152
152
176
197
206
221
224
242
236
233
230

1918: Av. for y e a r...
January...............
February.............
March...................
A pril....................
M ay......................
June.....................
J u ly ......................
A ugust.................
September...........
October................
N ovem ber...........
December............

.353
.335
.348
.354
.303
.298
.300
.312
.341
.357
.410
.427
.449

162
154
160
162
139
137
138
143
156
164
188
196
206

.112
.110
.110
.110
.100
.100
.103
.100
.110
.120
.120
.130
.130

160
157
157
157
143
143
147
143
157
171
171
186
186

.091
.088
.088
.088
.092
.092
.092
.092
.092
.092
.092
.092
.092

163
157
157
157
164
164
164
164
164
164
164
164
164

.065
.062
.065
.065
.064
.066
.065
.065
.067
.066
.066
.065
.065

210
200
210
210
206
213
210
210
216
213
213
210
210

.071
.071
.075
.082
.082
.073
.070
.066
.061
.069
.067
.067
.066

215
215
227
248
248
221
212
200
185
209
203
203
200

1919: Av. for y e a r ...
January...............
February............
March........
A pril....................
M ay......................
June.....................
J u ly ......................
A ugust.... ............
Septem ber...........
October.
Novem ber...........
December............

.412
.461
.363
.384
.392
.400
.406
.415
.435
.428
.420
.420
.416

189
211
167
176
180
183
186
190
200
196
193
193
191

.126
.130
.130
.120
.120
.120
.120
.120
.130
.130
.130
.130
.130

180
186
186
171
171
171
171
171
186
186
186
186
186

.096
.086
.092
.092
.092
.092
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100
.100

171
154
164
164
164
164
179
179
179
179
179
179
179

.073
.064
.065
.066
.070
.077
.077
.076
.075
.074
.074
.075
.080

235
206
210
213
226
248
248
245
242
239
239
242
258

.C61
.065
.060
.062
.057
.058
.056
.059
.061
.063
.067
.064
.065

185
197
182
188
173
176
170
179
185
191
203
194
197




265

GENERAL TABLES.

SPECIFIED FOOD AR TIC LE S,
Y E A R S — Continued.

BY

CITIES,

1913 TO

1919,

MILWAUKEE, W IS.— Continued.
[Average prices for 1913=100.]

Rice
(pound).

Potatoes
(pound).

Sugar,
granulated
(pound).

Coffee
(pound).

Tea
(pound).

Onions,
pound.
Aver­
age
Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Rela­ price.
age
tive
age
tive
age
tive
tive
tive
age
age
price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price.
$0,095

106 $0.014

100 $0,064

119 $0,272

.093
.095
.095
.095
.095
.095
.095
.095
.095
.096
.097
.096

103
106
106
106
106
106
106
106
106
107
108
107

.013
.013
.013
.013
.013
.013
.015
.014
.013
.014
.015
.016

.095

106

.027

.095
.094
.094
.094
.094
. .096
.097
.097
.086
.097
.095
.095

106
104
104
104
104
107
108
108
107
108
106
106

.023
.023
.023
.023
.022
.025
.025
.029
.032
.029
.035
.035

. .108

120

.095
.095
.095
.100
.107
.112
.113
. 115
.113
.114
.115
.116

106
106
106
111
119
124
126
128
126
127
128
129

.041
.050
.051
.062
.061
.071
.057
.038
.029
.027
.028
.027 -

293
357
364
443
436
507
407
271
207
193
200
193

.077
.078
.081
.093
.102
.089
.087
.099
.094
.091
.088
.087

143
144
150
172
189
165
161
183
174
169
163
161

.133

148

.027
.027
.029
.019
.016
.017
.020
.041
.035
.034
.030
.026
.027

193

176

193
207
136
114
121
143
293
250
213
214
186
193

.035

131
134
133
138
140
147
150
157
160
162
159
160

.156

173

.036

257

.114

.118
.121
.120
.124
.126
.132
.135
.141
.144
.146
.143
.144
.143
.144
.144
.146
.146
.147
.152
.153
.167
.176
.177
.180

.045

159
.028
160
.027
160
.026
162
.027
162
.030
163
.031
.054
169
170
.055
186
.043
196
.034
197 • .036
200
.042




93
93
93
93
93
93
107
100
93
100
107
114

.058
.064
.065
. 065
.068
.068
.069
.066
.065
.059
.059
.064

193

.077

164
164
164
164
157
179
179
207
229
207
250
250

.065
.066
.074
.076
.082
.083
.083
.082
.073
.078
.084
.081

321

.089

200
193
186
193
214
221
386
393
307
243
257
300

.086
.086
.089
.089
.089
.088
.091
.093
.096
.106
.108
.115

.109
.107
.107
.106
.106
.106
.106

.111
.111

.118
.137
.144

107
119
120
120
126
126
128
122
120
109
109
119
143

102

$0.035

.275
.275
.275
.275
.275
.275
.275
.270
.272
.280

91
96
100
100
•100
100
100
100
100
98
99
102

.513
.510
.510
.510
.510
.500
.510
.510
.510
.508
.507
.508

103
102
102
102
102
100
102
102
102
102
101
102

.035
.038
.032
.045
.039
.042
.042
.036
.028
.029
.029
.030

.281

102

.520

104

.510
.508
.508
.508
.508
.520
.523
.523
.523
.523
.540
.540

102
102
102
102
102
104
105
105
105
105
108
108

.049

.572

114

.250

.263

120
.275
122
.280
.280
137
141
.280
152
.280
154
.279
154 - .283
152
.283
135
.280
144
.283
156
.283
150
.283
165

159
159
165
165
165
163
169
172
178
196
200
213

211

202
198
198
196
196
196
196
206
206
219
254
267

.276

99 $0,509

100
102
102
102
102
101
103
103
102
103
103
103

100

.283
.283
.283
.283
.283
.275
.273
.281
.273
.263
.270
.265

103
103
103
103
103
100
99
102
99
96
98
96

.269

98

.261
.208
.270
.270
.265
.270
.269
.268
.266
.268
.266
.288

.413

.321
.336
.356
.358
.383
.405
.440
.459
.475
.471
.475
.476

.540
.540
.557
.565
.565
.571
.572
.594
.599
.584
.586
.586

.030
.036
.039
.047
.053
.062
.059
.063
.048
.043
.051
.055

.075

108
108
111
113
113
114
114
119
120
117
117
117

.072
.131
.137
.137
.086
.060
.048
.045
.046
.047
.048
.048

.595
.589
.606
.623
.584
.612
.620
.636
.623
.645
.659
.662

124

.042

95
97
98
98
96
98
98
97
97
97
97
105

119
118
121
125
117
122
124
127
125
129
132
132

.048
.047
.038
.026
.037
.045
.053
.052
.047
.037
.033
.035

150

.674

135

.072

117
122
129
130
139
147
160
167
173
171
173
173

.621

.670
.662
.673
.667
.660
.659
.674
.675
.687
.682
.691
.680

134
132
135
133
132
132
135
135
137
136
138
136

.038
.039
.054
.057
.105
.116
.104
.073
.062
.062
.073
.081

Beans, Prunes, Raisins,
navy,
seeded,
pound. pound. pound.
Aver­ Aver­
Aver­
age
age
age
price.
price.
price.

$0,076

$0.143

.071
.076
.078
.073
.073
.073
.073
.073
.070
.080
.083
.094

.130
.138
.150
.150
.150
.145
.150
.150
.150
.138
.132
.138

.112

.138

.095
.094
.092
.092
.094
.096
.115
.120
.128
.129
.138
.145

.140
.138
.134
.134
.134
.137
.133
.130
.140
.142
.147
.150

$0.120
.120
.120
.120
.120
.120
.120
.120
,120
.120
.120
.120

.120
,127

.,120
.120

.120
.120

.126
.126
.127
.127

.128

.132
.138
.142

.185

.157

.147
.150
.153
.170
.208
.210
.208
.203
.188
.193
.195
.194

.150
.152
.148
.157
.160
.160
.158
.158
.159
.165
.158
.159

.142
.143
.145
.148
.150
.145
.148
.148
.150
.148
.147
.148

.159

.149

.164

.180
.186
.183
.184
.181
.152
.150
.149
.151
.149
.146
.143

.117

.140
.124
.115
.112
.111
.115
.113
.117
.117
.116
.115
.110

.158
.166
.159
.158
.160
.156
.153
.156
.157
.150
. 156
.172
.245

.196
.199
.218
.216
.228
.239
.245
.266
.260
.299
.286
.288

.147

.151
.148
.146
.151
.149
.150
.148
.148
.148
.150
.151
.153.
.184

.156
.158
.160
.163
.167
.169
.180
.185
.188
.208
.228
.251

266

RETAIL PRICES, 1913 TO DECEMBER, 1919.
T able

A V E R A G E AND R E L A T IV E R E T A IL PRIC ES OP
B Y M ONTHS AN D
MILWAUKEE, W IS.— Concluded.

Year and month.

Milk,
evap­
orated,
15-16ounce can.
Average
price.

Oleo­
marga­
rine,
pound.
Average
price.

N ut
marga­
rine,
pound.
Average
price.

Crisco,
pound.
Average
price.

Rolled
oats,
pound.
Average
price.

€orn
flakes,
8-ounce
package.
Average
price.

Cream of
W heat,
28-ounce
package.
Average
price.

$0.409
.388
.378
.378
.383
.403
.416
.423
.429
.429
.424
.428
.431

$0.341
.347
.340
.338
.334
.332
.336
.340
.347
.347
.344
.351
.338

$0.354
.331
.327
.327
.335
.340
.340
.353
.381
.393
.376
.368
.371

$0.079
.079
.074
.071
.074
.074
.076
.078
.085
.085
.084
.082
.082

$0.142
.143
.146
.143
.139
.141
.139
.143
.142
.142
.142
.142
.142

* $0,253
.248
.249
.249
.246
.249
.251
.251
.252
.253
.253
.254
.282

1919—Concluded.
Av. for y e a r ....................
January.....................
February..................
March........................
A p ril.........................
M ay...........................
J u n e..........................
J u ly ...........................
A u gu st......................
September................
October.....................
Novem ber................
December..................

$0.164
.162
.162
.157
.158
.157
.159
.166
.167
.170
.169
.171
.170

4 In M ilwaukee more bananas are sold by the pound than b y the dozen.
T a b l e B . — A V E R A G E AND R E L A T IV E FA M IL Y E X P E N D IT U R E S FO R 22

AND
M ILW AUKEE, WIS.
[Average expenditures for the year 1913=100.]
1913

1914

1915

Month.
Average.
Av. for y e a r ......... .........
January...................
February..................
March.......................
A pril........................
M ay..........................
June.........................
Ju ly..........................
A ugust...........»........
September...............
October....................
N ovember................
December................




$327.25
2 318.08
2 317.40
2 322. 45
2 320.11
2 314.»55
2 315. 21
2 327.34
2 326. 08
2 336. 92
2 340. 61
2 347.02
2 341.70

Relative.
100
97
97
99
98
96
96
100
100
103
104
106
104

Average.
$336.68
2 340.10

2 330.56
2 322.04

2 317. 70

2 322.07
2 330. 88

2 344.41
2 350.38
2 357.97
2 3 4 7 . 03

2 3 4 4 .5 8
2

340.57

i See footnote on p. 10.

Relative.
103
104
101
98
97
98
101
105
107
109
106
105
104

Average.
$331.94
2 347. 89
2 332.67
2 323.14
2 332.12
2 331.25
2 326.35
2 327.72
2 325.47
2 327.11
2 331.49
2 332. 87
2 338.05

Relative101
106
102
99
101
101
100
100
99
100
101
102
103

267

GENERAL TABLES.

SP E C IFIE D FOOD A R TIC LE S,
Y E A R S— Continue d .

BY

CITIES,

1913 TO

1919,

MILWAUKEE, W IS.— Concluded.

Beans,
baked,
No. 2 can.
Average
price.

Cabbage,
pound.
Average
price.

Macaroni,
pound.
Average
price.

$0.057

$0,194

.199
.199
.199
.195
.192
.195
.199
.194
.194
.190
.184
.188

.038
.044
.058
.100
.106
.065
.066
.038
.033
.028
.034
.070

$0.180

$0,166

.176
.176
.182
.187
.184
.183
.179
.180
.179
.182
.178
.178

.185
.169
.165
.167
.165
.166
.165
.164
.165
.163
.162
.159

-Tomatoes,
canned,
No. 2 can.
Average
price.

Peas,
canned,
No. 2 can.
Average
price.

Corn,
canned,
No. 2 can.
Average
price.

$0.176

$0.170

,171
.170
.171
.181
.179
.178
.179
.174
.178
.175
.178
.174

.175
.176
.163
.162
.167
.174
.176
.175
.175
.170
.164
.166

Bananas,
pound. <
Average
price.

Oranges,
dozen.
Average
price.

$0.108

$0,545

.529
.442
.507
.579
.548
.551
.521
.547
.565
.579
.586
.589

.104
.101
.103
.103
.104
.104
.103
.106
.107
.114
.122
.119

FOOD A R T IC L E S 1 COM BINED, B Y CITIES, 1913 TO 1919, B Y MONTHS
Y E A R S.
MILWAUKEE, W IS.
[Average expenditure for the year 1913=100.]
1916
Average.

1917
Relative.

$376.63

2 349.03
2 345. 41
2 355.05
2 358. 55
2 354.51
2 365. 99
2 370.00
2 382.32
2 396.55
2 398.45
2 418.57
2 424.22

115

107
106
109
110
108
112
113
117
121
122
128
130

Average.
$502. 50

2 445. 86
2 462.51
2 464. 95

2 509-73
2 526. 42
2 534. 38
2 513. 22
2 512. 88
2 517. 71
2 521.63
2 504.37
2 517.92

1918
Relative.
154

136
141
142
156
161
163
157
157
158
159
154
158

Average.
$552.87

2 530.11
2 537. 69

2 483. 59
2 479.10
2 514. 27
2 528. 48
2 556. 25
2 562. 21
2 589. 23
2 589. 38
2 592. 86
2 617. 76

1919
Relative.
169
162
164
154
153
157
161
170
172
180
180
181
189

Average.
$626. 56

2 621.10
2 562. 04

2 584. 95
2 607. 61
2 622. 94
2 609. 84
2 651. 71
2 663. 72
2 647. 74
2 639. 78
2 644. 83
2 662. 68

Relative.
191

190
172
179
186
190
186
199
203
198
196
197
203

2Cost of year’s supply at prices charged in specified month. The expenditures for March and April, 1918,
do not include any amount spent for hens, as by order of the U. S. Food Administration no hens were
sold in these months.




268

RETAIL PRICES, 1913 TO DECEMBER, 1919.
T a b l e C.— A V E R A G E AND R E L A T IV E R E T A IL PRIC ES OF

B Y M ONTHS AND
M INNEAPOLIS, M INN.
[Average prices for 1913=100.]

Sirloin steak Round steak
(pound).
(pound).

Rib roast
(pound).

Chuck roast
(pound).

Plate beef
(pound).

Pork chops
(pound).

Year and month.
Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ R el­
age ative age ative age ative age ative age ative age ative
price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price.
100 $0.198

January......... 1..
February ...........
March..................
A pril...................
M ay.....................
June....................
Ju ly.....................
A ugust................
September..........
October...............
N ovem ber..........
December...........

.200
.200
.200
.217
.222
.235
.242
.212
.240
.230
.200
.193

100 $0.189

.177
91
.180
91
91
.185
99
.195
101
.200
107 - .210
111
.222
111
.217
110
.213
105
.213
91
.187
88
.180

87
91
93
98
101
106
112
110
108
108
94
91

.165
.177
.182
.182
.190
.205
.205
.210
.193
.200
.177
.187

1914: Av. for y e a r ..

.221

101

.199

101

91
96
95
98
101
106
110
115
105
103
99
93

.183
.188
.190
.197
.200
.212
.215
.228
.202
.202
.186
.182

92
95
96
100
101
107
109
115
102
102
94
92

1913: Av. for year. . $0.219

January..............
February............
March..................
A pril...................
M ay.....................
June....................
July.....................
A ugust................
Septem ber..........
October...............
November...........
December...........

1915: Av. for year. .

.200
.210
.208
.215
.222
.232
.240
.252
.230
.226
.216
.204
.212

January..............
February............
March..................
A pril...................
M ay.....................
June....................
July.....................
A ugust................
September..........
October...............
November...........
December...........

.204
.200
.213
.214
.226
.232
.232
.222
.216
.199
.194
.190

1916: Av. for y e a r ..

.216

January..............
February............
March. ............
A pril...................
M ay.....................
June....................
July.....................
A ugust................
September..........
October...............
November...........
December...........

1917: Av. for year..

January..............
February............
March.................
A pril...................
M ay.....................
June. . ...........
J u ly.....................
A ugust................
September . . . .
October .............
N u vem b er.........
December...........




.141
.145
.150
.155
.155
.165
.173
.170
.170
.170
.153
.147

89
92
95
98
98
104
109
108
108
108
97
93

.190

101

.185
.188
.188
.188
.192
.197
.197
.204
.194
.192
.176
.176

98
99
99
99
102
104
104
108
103
102
93
93

.155

.148
.153
.153
.157
.152
.160
.162
.168
.158
. 156
.148
.150

97

.188

.191

101

.182
.178
.181
.186
.203
.210
.209
.197
.191
.177
.174
.170

92
90
91
94
103
106
106
100
96
89
88
86

.190
.186
.181
.194
.197
.200
.200
.190
.195
.192
.188
.182

101
98
96
103
104
106
106
101
103
102
99
96

.148
.136
.144
.144
.150
.151
.149
.146
.142
.136
.135
.133

.191

101

.187
.187
.191
.205
.208
.205
.198
.190
.187
.182
.172
.177

99
99
101
108
110
108
105
101
99
96
91
94

95

99

.196

99

95
95
101
110
107
106
108
106
102
89
84
87

.180
.183
.191
.207
.210
.215
.215
.212
.202
.184
.176
.180

91
92
96
105
106
109
109
107
102
93
89
91

.252

115

.238

120

96
104
106
116
118
132
130
126
122
117
104
109

.193
.213
.212
.238
.250
.274
.271
.264
.253
.245
,213
228

97
108
107
120
126
138
187
133
128
124
108
115

100 $0,099

87
94
96
96
101
108
108
111
102
106
94
99

93
91
97
98
103
106
106
101
99
91
89
87

.206
.206
.220
.240
.233
.232
.235
.232
.223
.194
.184
.190
.210
.228
.232
.255
.258
.288
.284
.277
.268
.256
.228
.238

100 $0.158

.217

.197
.202
.207
.225
.240
.251
.235
.219
.213
.209
.201
.203

115

104
107
110
119
127
133
124
116
113
111
106
107

100 $0.185

88
91
96
99
99
99
104
108
112
112
97
93

106

.189

102

96
99
103
104
105
104
104
116
115
115
106
101

.168
.171
.175
.183
.191
.195
.195
.236
.211
.201
.181
.157

91
92
95
99
103
105
105
128
114
109
98
85

97

.174

94

.205

111

91
88
98
102
104
102
104
104
105
102
102
101

98

.105

94
97
97
99
96
101
103
106
100
99
94
95

.095
.098
.102
.103
.104
.103
.103
.115
.114
.114
.105
.100

91

.096

94
86
91
91
95
96
94
92
90
86
85
84

.100
.094
.097
.097
.097
.099
.097
.099
.093
.094
.096
.093

101
95
98
98
98
100
98
100
94
95
97
94

.148

93

.099

100

.133
.136
.149
.153
.160
.160
.158
.153
.148
.145
.140
.136

84
86
94
96
101
101
99
96
93
91
88
86

.093
.096
.096
.097
.100
.107
.107
.103
.098
.100
.098
.097

94
97
97
98
101
108
108
104
99
101
99
98

.180

114

.136

137

.143

.144
.160
.163
.190
.200
.209
.201
.190
.181
.181
.167
.172 1

91
101
103
120
127
132
127
120
115
115
106
109

.104
.118
.123
.145
.150
.156
.151
.139
.134
.136
.133
.137

100

.163
.168
.178
.183
.184 '
.183
.193
.200
.208
.208
.180
.172

.090
.087
.097
.101
.103
.101
.103
.103
.104.
.101
.101
.100

105
119
124
146
152
158
153
140
135
137
134
138

83
.153
79
.147
82
.151
94
.173
.180 . 97
95
.175
97
.180
99
.183
105
.194
.211
114
.183
99
.160
86
.157
.167
.203
.210
.213
.218
.217
.223
.232
.223
.203
.197
.292

.212
.235
.257
.288
.282
.288
.293
.319
.364
.356
.305
.306

85
90
110
114
115
118
117
121
125
121
110
106

158

115
127
139
156
152
156
158
172
197
192
165
165

GENERAL* TABLES.

26$

SPECIFIED POOD A R TIC LE S , B Y CITIES, 1913 TO 1919,
If EA R S— Continued.
MINNEAPOLIS, M INN.
[Average prices for 1913=100.]

Bacon,
sliced
(pound).

(pound).

Lard
(pound).

Lamb
(pound).

Hens
(pound).

Sal­
mon,
cann'd
pound.

Eggs (dozen).
Strictly
fresh.

Stor­
age.

o u tier
(pound).

Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Aver­ Rel­
age ative age ative age ative age ative age ative age
age ative age
age ative
price. price price. price price. price price. price price. price price. price. price price. price. price
$0.264

.250
.250
.250
.250
.250
.267
.277
.277
.277
.277
.277
.267

.276

100 $0.294

95
95
95
101
105
105
105
105
105
101

94
94
94
94
94
96
10?
111
111
111
10?
96

105

.293

100

.276
.276
.296
.296
.300
.276
.270

101
98
98
10?
100
105
105
112
112
114
105
102

.293
.276
.276
.276
.283
.282
.296
.320
.316
.316
.290
.286

.273

103

.272

.267
.260
.260
.270

.275
.263
.263
.275
.275
.270
.275
.275
.283
.275
.275
.275
.305

.275
.275
.283
.295
.310
.327
.310
.310
.310
.327
.315
.327
.418

.310
.333
.360
.393
.433
.441
. 439
.439
.445
.486
.467
.475

100 $0.154

.275
.275
.275
.275
.275
.283
.300
.327
.327
.327
.300
.283

104
100
100
104
104
102
104
104
107
104
104
104

.275
.263
.250
.250
.258
.278
.278
.270
.270
.295
.290
.288

116

.332

104
104
107
112
117
124
117
117
117
124
119
124

158

117
126
136
149
164
167
1C6
166
169
184
177
180 1

.151
.151
.150
.146
.146
.263
.144
.148
.148
.152
.154
.153
.151

93

.140

94
89
85
85
88
95
95
92
92'
100
99
98
113

100
100
103
100
119
119
119
119
119
119
117
119

.410

139




.150

100
94
94
94
96
96
101
109
107
107
99
97

.295
.295
.303
.293
.350
.350
.350
.350
.350
.350
.343
.350
.350
.350
.367
.433
. 433
. 418
. 418
.418
.420
.436
. 433
.444

.150
.152
.1.53
.154
.154
.154
.154
.156
.157
.157
.156
.154

119
119
125
147
147
142
142
142
143
148
147
151

100 $0.154

97
99
99
100
100
100
100
101
102
102
101
100

100 $0.186

100

.136
.150
,157
.172
.170
,170
.165
.144
.148
.14.8
.146
.146

88
97
102
112
110
110
107
94
96
96
95
95

.173
.190
.195
.210
..212
.182
.192
.185
.194
.172
.164
.164

93
102
105
113
114
98
103
99
104
92
88
88

.189

163

106

94
96
96
99
100
99
98

.146
.151
.153
.164
.159
.171
.173
.184
.176
.161
.157
.156

95
98
99
106
103
111
112
119
114
105
102
101

.178
.186
.200
.208
.206
.188
.196
.206
.186
.183
.163
.163

91

.168

109

.178

97

98
98
97
95

.146
.143
. 141
.142
.143
.143
.141
.138
.137
.132
.137
.136

95
93
92
92
93
93
92
90
89
86
89
88

.168

109

.134
.139
.147
.153
.160
.160
.168
.178
.182
.187
.204
.209

87
90
95
99
104
104
109
116
118
121
132
136

.266

173

.204 132
.210 136
.230 149
.250 162
.263 171
.2 6 8 174
.2 6 6 173
.2 69 175
. 288 187
.304 197
.318 206
.327 I 212

.158
.153
.180
.177
.194
.183
.169
.171
.162
.164
.157
.152
.185

.315
.281
.224
.219
.214
.220
.227
.253
.296
.340
.416
.391

105

133 **.*323*
120
.280
84
75
76
79
89
100
107
109
137
.303
152
.300

.376
.320
.319
.297
.296
.300
.304
.332
.351
.350
.382
.386

96 $0,243

.296

105

.331

.466
.347
.214
.218
.224
.223
.229
.242
.271
.332
.388
.420

120

.205

110

.249

.328

154

127
134
132
145
168
172
164
168
175
161
153
151

.243

.220
.238
.243
.253
.263
.257
.240
.240
.271
.247
.217
.231

.334

.298

.243
.243
.243
.243
.243
.243
.243
.243
.243
.243
.243
.242

.237

.396
.391
.390
.384
.334
.318
.310
.314
.346
.355
.363
.369

.376
.340
.239
.211
.215
.224
.251
.282
.304
.309
.389
.431

93
97
104
108
112
95
91
89
94
93
88
86

.181
.196
.209
.220
.227
.202
.203
.208
.207
.200
.197
.207

$0.356

102

.173
.180
.193
.200
.208
.176
.170
.165
.175
.173
.163
.160

106
108
119
127
133
125
128
128
125
112
112
116

100

111 $6*230*
99
.217
79
77
76
78
80
89
105
120
147
.316
138
.316

96
100
108
112
111
101
105
111
100
98
88 ...........
88

103
99
117
115
126
119
110
111
105
106
102
99

.164
.167
.183
.195
.205
.193
..197
.197
.193
.173
.172
.178

.195
.207
.203
.223
.258
.265
.252
.258
.269
.248
.236
.233

$0.283

97
105
112
118
122
109
109
112
111
108
106
111
131

118
128
131
136
141
138
129
129
146
133
117
124

.250
.250
.257
.257
.257
.250
. 250
.250
.240
.242
.250
.240
.278

.242
. 250
.250
.250
.260
. 275
.281
.290
.295
.316
.314
.318

.399
.359
.231
.236
.239
.259
.274
.313
.341
.381
.424
.433
.423

.483
.501
.344
.353
.374
.369
.366
.392
.439
.441
.454
.561

158 ” .*305*
123
.300
76
77
79
79
81
86
96
117
137
.282
148
.279
116

141 ” .*254*
127
.243
82
83
84
92
97
111
120
135
150 ’ *.*368*
153
.362
149

171 ‘ '. 386'
177
.415
122
125
132
130
129
139
155
156
160 '.*394'
.394
198

.371
.351
.317
.333
.326
.319
.313
.299
.306
.318
.347
.376
.367

.360
.357
.386
.389
.343
.334
.329
.338
.359
.389
.411
.411

.448

.429
.431
.424
.470
.430
.431
.423
.435
.465
.475
.470
.497

100

111
110
110
108
94
89
87
88
97
100
102
104
M

106
90
90
83
sa
84
85
93
99
98
107
108
93

104
99
89
94
92
90
88
84
86
89
97
106

103

101
IOO
108
109
96
94
92;
95
101
109
115
115
126

121
121
119
132:
121
121
119
122
131
133
132
140

270

R E T A IL PR IC E S, 1913 TO D ECEM BER, 1919.

Table C.—AVERAGE AND RELATIVE RETAIL PRICES OF
BY MONTHS AND
MINNEAPOLIS, MINN.— Continued.
[Average prices for 1913=100.]

Sirloin steak Round steak
(pound).
(pound).

Rib roast
(pound).

Chuck roast
(pound).

Plate beef
(pound).

Pork chops
(pou’id).

Year and month.
Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­
age ative age ative age ative age ative age ative age ative
price. price. price. price. price. price. pnce. price. price. price. price. price.
1918: Av. for y e a r.. $0,306

January..............
February............
March..................
A pril...................
M ay.....................
June....................
July.....................
A ugust................
September..........
October...............
Novem ber..........
December...........

.252
.264
.277
.311
.336
.367
.348
.312
.325
.302
.284
.288

1919: Av. for yea r..

January..............
February............
March..................
A pril...................
M ay.....................
June....................
July.....................
A ugust................
Septem ber..........
October...............
N ovem ber..........
D ecember...........

140 $0,293

115
121
126
142
153
168
159
142
148
138
130
132

.241
.255
.261
.299
.323
.346
.337
.299
.308
.290
.275
.280

.350

160

.315
.335
.352
.372
.389
.384
.382
.355
.349
.324
.319
.322

144
153
161
170
178
175
174
162
159
148
146
147

.326

.300
.314
.330
.344
.367
.366
.368
.341
.325
.291
.284
.281

148 $0,253

122
129
132
151
163
175
170
151
156
146
139
141

165

134 $0,226

.202
.214
.226
.261
.276
.306
.294
.264
.265
.250
.237
.242
.288

152
159
167
174
185
185
186
172
164
147
143
142

107
113
120
138
146
162
156
140
140
132
125
128

.259
.228
.235
.223
.209
.209

137
149
155
165
171
172
167
157
146
134
137
140

.140
.149
.155
.176
.196
.211
.206
.179
.185
.175
.168
.168

.234

148

.170

.277

152

.259
.281
.293
.312
.324
.326
.315
.297
.276
.254
.259
.265

143 $0,176

116
125
130
147
162
175
164
144
149
141
132
132

.183
.197
.205
.232
.256

.223
.239
.243
.260
.268
.248
.250
.237
.219
.208
.204
.208

141
151
154
165
170
157
158
150
139
132
129
132

.174
.187
.189
.199
.204
.184
.172
.157
.150
.139
.138
.142

178 $0,348

188

141
151
157
178
198
213
208
181
187
177
170
170

.305
.302
.304
.a is
.318
.344
.348
.387
.406
.410
.374
.361

165
163
164
170
172
186
188
209
219
222
202
195

172

.386

209

176
189
191
201
206
186
174
159
152
140
139
143

.357
.339
.352
.381
.401
.396
.439
.431
.419
.401
.368
.350

193
183
190
206
217
214
237
233
226
217
199
189

Bread (pound).
Cheese (pound).

Milk, fresh
(quart).

Year and month.

Scaling
weight.

Baked weight.

Flour, wheat
(pound).

Aver­
age
price.
1913: Av. for year........

January...................
February................
March......................
A pril........................
M ay.........................
June.........................
Ju ly .........................
A ugust....................
September..............
October...................
N ovem ber...............
December................

1914: Av. for year........

January...................
February.................
March......................
A pril........................
M ay.........................
June.........................
J u ly .........................
A u gu st....................
September..............
October...................
N ovem ber...............
December................

Rela­
tiv e
price.

Aver­
age
price.

Rela­
tiv e
price.

Aver­
age
price.

Aver­
age
price.

Rela­
tive
price.

Aver­
age
price.

Rela­
tive
price.

$0,206

100

$0,074

100

$0,050

$0,056

100

$0,029

100

.032

110

.203
.208
.203
.200
.198
.200
.208
.208
.208
.208
.213
.213

.222

.218
.223
.223
.218
.220
.218
.223
.223
.223
.223
.223
.223

99
101
99
97
96
97
101
101
101
101
103
103
108

106
108
108
106
107
106
108
108
108
108
108
108

.075
.070
.070
.070
.070
.070
.070
.070
.077
.080
.080
.080

.078

.080
.080
.080
.080
.070
.070.
.072
.080
.080
.080
.080
.080

101
95
95
95
95
95
95
95
104
108
108
108

105

108
108
108
108
95
95
97
108
108
108
108
108

.051
.051
.050
.050
.050
.050
.050
.050
.050
.050
.050
.050

.051

.050
.050
.050
.050
.050
.050
.050
.050
.050
.052
.053
.053

.057
.057
.056
.056
.056
.056
.056
.056
.056
.056
.056
.056

102
102
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100

.057

102

.056
.056
.056
.056
.056
.056
.056
.056
.056
.059
.060
.060

100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
105
107
107

.028
.029
.029
.029
.029
.030
.030
.030
.030
.028
.028
.028

.028
.029
.030
.029
.030
.030
.029
.034
.036
.036
.035
.036

* No hens sold in March and April, 1918, by order of the U. S. Food Administration.




97
100
100
100
100
103
103
103
103
97
97
97

97
100
103
100
103
103
100
117
124
124
121
124

271

GENERAL TABLES.

SPECIFIE D FOOD A R TIC LE S ,
Y E A R S — Continued.

BY

CITIES,

1913 TO

1919,

M INNEAPOLIS, M IN N .— Continued.
[Average prices for 1 91 3 *1 0 0 .)
Bacon,
sliced
(pound).

Ham,
sliced
(pound).

Lard
(pound).

Hens
(pound).

Lamb
(pound).

Sal­
mon,
cann’d
pound.

Eggs (dozen).
Strictly
fresh.

Stor­
age.

Butter
(pound).

Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Aver­ Rel­
age ative age
age ative age ative age ative age ative age ative age
age ative
price. price price. price price. price pnce. price price. price price. price. price price. price. price
$0. 517

.485
.482
.488
.493
.4 9 6
.493
.518
.523
.541
.5 5 6
.550
.581

.567

.575
.433
.574
.588
.588
.598
.610
.611
.585
.554
.545
.538

196 $0.474

184
183
185
187
188
187
196
198
205
211
208
220

215

$0.024

.0 24
.024
.024
.024
.0 2 4
.025
.024
.024
.025
.025
.025
.025

.028

.027
.0 26
.026
.026
.026
.026
.026
.027
.030
.030
.030
.030

148
148
150
152
151
161
162
158
170
174
176
183

187

.551

218
164
217
223
223
227
231
231
222
210
206
204

178
179
182
192
193
195
199
207
197
184
173
170

.522
.5 25
.536
.563
.5 66
.573
.585
.608
.579
.5 42
.510
.500

Corn meal
(pound).
Aver­
age
price.

161 $0.326

.435
.4 36
.440
.446
.445
.473
.477
.4 6 4
.500
.511
.517
.539

.319
.319
.326
.321
.322
.321
.320
.325
.333
.333
.333
.338
.362

.319
.310
.323
.358
.389
.405
.424
.409
.364
.350
.355
.339

212 $0.292

207
207
212
208
209
208
208
211
216
216
216
219

235

207
201
210
232
253
263
275
266
236
227
231
220

Rice (pound).

.243
.259
.279
.318
.324
.322
.321
.311
.318
.274
.279
.2 59
.309

.295
.316
.334
.353
.338
.326
.344
.309
.275
.266
.275
.282

168 $0.352 $0.492

190 $0.312

158
168
181
206
210
209
208
202
206
178
181
168

201

192
205
217
229
219
212
223
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173
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175
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.389

.369
.367
.372
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.373
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.400
.398
.421
.419
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Sugar, granu­
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Potatoes
(pound).

Rela­
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price.

Aver­
age
price.

Rela­
tiv e
price.

Aver­
age
price.

Rela­
tiv e
price.

Aver­
age
price.

100

$0.089

100

$0.012

100

$0.055

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.056
.056
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.056
.056
.058
.058
.056
.051
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102
102
102
102
100
102
102
105
105
102
93
91

125

.060

109

100
100
100
100
100
104
100
100
104
10*
104
104

117

113
108
108
108
108
108
108
113
125
125
125
125




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.091
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97
97
102
102
102
102
102
102
97
97
97
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100

97
102
102
102
102
102
102
102
102
97
97
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.015

.016
.016
.016
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.018
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.011
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83
83
83
67
92
67
142
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117
108
133
133

133
133
133
133
125
150
158
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92
100

.050
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.050
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.078
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.601
.585
.384
.371
.377
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.606
.418
.427
.450
.482
.427
.477
.501
.509
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.718
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174

212 $0,466
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136
131
133
132
157
157
167
189
.470
222
244
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195

214
148
151
159
170
151
169
177
180
222
254
340

.504

.550
.585
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Coffee (pound).

$0.533

.518
.534
.489
.454
.468
.465
.474
.500
.545
.616
.643
.691

.626

.657
.508
.622
.662
.620
.567
.564
.580
.596
.666
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.750

Aver­
age
price.

Rela­
tiv e
price.

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age
price.

100

$0.308

100

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