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U. S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
JAMES J . DAVIS, Secretary

BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS
ETHELBERT STEWART, Commissioner

BULLETIN OF THE UNITED STATES \
BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS/
RETAIL

PRICES

AND C O S T O F L I V I N G

No. 300
SERIES

RETAIL PRICES




1913 TO DECEMBER, 1920

MAY, 1922

WASHINGTON
GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE
1922




CONTENTS.
Introduction and summary.......................................................... ...............................
Summary of price changes....................................................... ....................................
Food...................................................................................*....................................
Monthly and yearly price changes in the United States ,1913 to 1920..
Monthly and yearly price changes, by cities, 1913 to 1920.....................
Yearly price changes in the United States, 1890 to 1920.........................
By articles, 1’ 07 to 1920.........................................................................
9
All articles combined, 1890 to 1920......................................................
By articles, 1890 to 1920............................................................... ........
Coal......................-..................................................................................................
Average and relative prices for the United States, January and July
of each year, 1913 to 1919, for January and June to December, 1920.
Average prices, by cities, January and June to December, 1920...........
Gas............................................................................................................................

Page.

1
1-57
1-52
1-36
37-48
48-51
48
50
50, 51
52—
54
52-54
54
54r-56

Average and relative prices for the United States, April of each year,
1907 to 1920.......................................................................................................... 54-56
Average prices, by cities, April of each year, 1907 to 1920....................... 56
Drygoods..................
56,57
Average prices for the United States, May and October, 1915 to 1920
and February and August, 1919 and 1920.................................................. 56,57
Average prices, by cities, February, May, August, and October, 1920 . 57
Scope of study and method of obtaining prices............................................................ 58-77
Food.............................
58-75
Coal..................................................................................................................................... 75,76
Gas....................................................................................................................................... 76
Drygoods.......................................................................................................................... 76,77
Explanation of tables..........................................................................................*................77, 78
Table A.—Average and relative retail prices of specified food articles, for the
United States, 1913 to 1920, by months and years.................................................. 80-89
T able B.—Average retail prices of specified food articles in 1913 and 1920 and
for each month of 1920, for each of 51 cities.................................................. ..........90-140
Table C.—Relative retail prices of 23 food articles: 1920 and each month of
1920 compared with 1913, for each of 39cities..................................................... 141-160
Table D.—Average retail prices of coal, per ton of 2,000 pounds, January and
June to December, 1920, by cities............................................................................ 161-163
T able E.—Net price of gas per 1,000 cubic feet, April 15 of each year, 1907 to
1920, by cities.............................
164
Table F.—Average retail prices of specified articles of dry goods, February,
May, August, and October, 1920, by cities............................................................. 165-170
A ppendix A.—Purchasing power of union wages as measured in food, 1907 to
1920...............................
171,172
A ppendix B.—Comparisons of wholesale and retail prices of certain food arti­
cles, 1913 to 1920.............................................................................................., ............ 172-214
Appendix C.—Retail prices in foreign countries...................................................... 215-217




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LIST OF TABLES COVERING THE UNITED STATES AND THE CITIES.
GROUPED ACCORDING TO COMMODITIES.
UNITED STATES.

Food—
By months and years, 1913 to 1920:
Table 1. Index numbers showing trend in retail cost of 22 foods com­
bined................................................................................................. . . . . . .
4
Table 2. Index numbers showing trend in retail cost of cereals, meats,
and dairy products, by groups ............ ..................................................
7
Table A. Average and relative retail prices of specified food articles.. 80-89
By years, 1890 to 1920:
Table 4. 1907 to 1920. Relative prices, by articles................................. 48
Table 5. 1890 to 1920. Index numbers showing trend in average
family expenditure for food.................................................................. .. 50
Table 6. 1890 to 1920. Average prices of certain foods, and amounts
purchasable for $1.................................................................................. 50, 51
C oal1913 to 1920:
Table 7. Average and relative prices, January and July of each year,
1913 to 1919, and for January and June to December, 1 9 2 0 .-........ 52
Gas—
1907 to 1920:
Table 8. Average and relative prices, April of each year, 1907 to 1920.. 56
Dry goods—
1915 to 1920:
Table 9. Average prices, May and October, 1915 to 1920, and February
and August, 1919 and 1920.............................. .. / ................................. 57
CITIES.

Food—
By months and years, 1913 to 1920:
Table 3. Index numbers showing trend in average family expenditure
for 22 foods combined.......................................................................... 38-45
By months of 1920 and by years, 1913 and 1920:
Table B. Average retail prices of specified food articles in 1913 and
1920 and for each month of 1920, for each of 51 cities........................90-140
Table C. Relative retail prices of 23 food articles: 1920 and each
month of 1920 compared with 1913, for each of 39 cities___: . . . . . 141-160
C oal1920:
Table D. Average prices, January and June to December................. 161-163
Gas—
1907 to 1920:
Table E. Average prices, April............................................. ...................... 164
Dry goods—
1920:
Table F. Average prices, February, May, August, and October......... 165-170
IV




LIST OF CHARTS (AND TABLES) SHOWING TREND IN PRICES.
RETAIL PRICES IN UNITED STATES.

Food—
By months, 1913 to 1920:
PageChart 1. 22 food articlescombined.............................................................
5
Chart 2. Cereals, meats,and dairy products, by groups...........................
8
Chart 3. Sirloin steak.....................................................................
10
Chart 4. Round steak...................................... , ...........................................
11
Chart 5. Rib roast......................................................................................... 12
Chart 6. Chuck roast..................................................................................... 13
14
Chart 7. Plate beef.......... ................................................................
Chart 8. Pork chops.................. ................................................................... 15
Chart 9. Bacon..............................................................................................
16
Chart 10. Ham................................................................................................ 17
Chart 11. Lard.....................................................
18
Chart 12.. Lamb, leg of.................................................................................. 19
Chart 13. Hens............................................................................................... 20
Chart 14. Eggs..............
22
Chart 15. Butter............................................................................................. 23
Chart 16. Milk................................................................................................ 24
Chart 17. Cheese............................................................................................
25
Chart 18. Flour.............................................................................
27
Chart 19. Bread.............................................................................................. 28
Chart 20. Corn meal....................................................................................... 29
Chart 21. Rice................................................................................................
31
Chart 22. Potatoes.......................................................................................... 32
Chart 23. Sugar............................................................................................... 34
Chart 24. Coffee.............................................
35
36
Chart 25. Tea............................................................................
Chart 26. 22 food articles, combined, New York, Chicago, Seattle........ 46
Chart 27. 22 food articles, combined, New Orleans, Washington,
United States............................................................................................... 47
By years, 1890 to 1920:
Chart 28. All articles combined, United States........................................ 49
Coal—
January and July, 1913 to 1919, January and June to December, 1920:
Chart 29. Pennsylvania white-ash anthracite, stove and chestnut, and
bituminous.....................................................................
53
Gas—
April, 1907 to 1920:
Chart 30. Manufactured gas.......................................................................... 55
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL PRICES FROM 1913 TO 1920 FOR SELECTED ARTICLES OF
FOOD IN CERTAIN CITIES (APPENDIX B).

Table I and Chart I. Fresh beef, round steak, and rib roast, Chicago.................
Table II and Chart II. Pork loins and pork chops, Chicago...............................
Table III and Chart III. Lard, New York City......................................................
Table IV and Chart IV. Lamb, Chicago..................................., ..............................
Table V and Chart V. Dressed fowls and hens, New York City...........................
Table VI and Chart VI. Milk, New York City........................................................
Table VII and Chart VII. American cheese, Chicago...........................................
Table VIII and Chart VIII. Flour, Minneapolis, Minn..................................
Table IX and Chart IX. Corn meal, wholesale at Terre Haute, retail at Indian­
apolis............................................................................................................................
Table X and Chart X. Sugar, New York City..........................................................
Table XI and Chart XI. Bacon, Chicago.............................................................. - Table X II and Chart XII! Ham, Chicago.................................................................
Table X III and Chart X III. Eggs, Chicago.............................................................
Table XIV and Chart XIV. Creamery butter, Chicago..........................................



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U. S. BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS.
. 300
W ASHINGTON
, 1922

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may

RETAIL PRICES, 1913 TO DECEMBER, 1920.
INTRODUCTION AND SUMMARY.

Although prices for the United States are given in this bulletin
by years as early as 1890, prices for individual cities are shown
only for 1920.
As the year 1913 is the base for the computation of all the relative
figures and index numbers printed in this bulletin, average prices
for that year are shown for each city in addition to the average
prices for 1920.
Average prices for the United States and for individual cities
are published in Bulletin 270 of the Bureau of Labor Statistics, as
follows: For food, by months from January, 1913, to December,
1919; for coal, January and July of each year, 1913 to 1919; for gas,
April 15 of each year, 1913 to 1919; for dry goods, for May 'and
October of each year, 1915 to 1919, and for February and August,
1919.
Since 1913 the year 1920 marks the peak of retail prices. For the
United States the retail cost of 22 articles of food combined was
highest in July, 1920. The price of coal was highest in November.
The prices of most of the 10 articles of dry goods were highest in
August. The price of gas is secured only once a year but was 15 per
cent higher on April 15, 1920, than on April 15, 1913.
SUMMARY OF PRICE CHANGES.
FOOD.
MONTHLY AND Y E A R LY PRICE CHANGES IN THE UNITED STATES, 1913 TO 1920.

The retail price movement during the period 1913 to 1920 for the
United States is shown in Tables 1, 2, and A, and in Charts 1 to 25,
27, and 28.* Charts have been constructed only for the 23 articles
1
of food shown in Table A for which monthly prices have been
secured since January, 1913. Average money prices are also given
in Table A for each of 21 other food articles for which prices were
not obtained as early as 1913. These are shown from the months
when first secured up to and including December, 1920.
i These charts have been drawn on the logarithmic scale in order that the percentage changes may be
more clearly seen. For a discussion of the logarithmic chart, see article on “ Comparison of arithmetic
and ratio charts,” by Lucian W. Chaney, Monthly Labor Review for March, 1919, pp. 20-34. Also “ the
1ratio’ chart,” by Prof. Irving Fisher, reprinted from Quarterly Publications of the American Statistical
Association, June, 1917, 24 pp.
1



2

BETAIL PRICES, 1913 TO DECEMBER*, 1920.

In computing relative prices to show price movements of foo.d
commodities, the year 1913 has been taken as the base, the average
money price during that year being taken as equal to 100. The
relative price for each month has been computed by finding the
per cent which the money price for that month is of the average
money price for the year 1913. The result is a series of percentages
showing the movement of the prices of each commodity in relation
to the 1913 average. The charts constructed from the relative
prices of the various commodities are computed on the same base
and are strictly comparable one with another.
The tables and charts showing several or all of 22 food commodi­
ties,2 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. Thus, 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 aggregates for each' month and for each year have been
divided by the aggregate for 1913, giving a series of percentages
which show the percentage change in the retail cost of these food
commodities on the basis of 1913 equals 100 per cent. These per­
centages showing changes in the cost of a group of commodities
are called index numbers.
Twenty-two food articles combined.

The index numbers given in Table 1 show the trend in the retail
cost of 22 articles of food,2 combined, for the United States, each
month, January, 1913, to December, 1920.
These index numbers are determined from the average family
expenditure for these 22 food articles for each month. The monthly
changes in the expenditure of the average family for these 22 food
articles have been obtained by the following method: 3 The average
money price of each article for each month has been multiplied
by the amount of the article consumed annually by the average
family. The products for the several articles thus obtained have
then been added. 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,
1920, was 39.7 cents. The annual amount of sirloin steak con­
sumed by the average family was 70 pounds. Multiplying 39.7
cents by 70 gives $27.79, which represents the amount spent for
sirloin steak in a year if the year’s supply had been bought in Decem­
ber. By a similar process the amount spent in December for each
2 The following 22 articles, weighted according to the consumption of the average family, have been used
from January, 1913, to December, 1920: Sirloin steak, round steak, rib roast, chuck roast, plate beef, pork
chops, bacon, ham, lard, hens, flour, corn meal, eggs, butter, milk, bread, potatoes, sugar, cheese, rice,
coffee, tea. Lamb was not included because the Bureau has no figures showing its consumption and
hence its relative weight.
3 The methods of computation, as outlined for the United States in Table 1, apply to all months after
January, 1918. The average family expenditures for these 22 food articles for each month from January,
1913, to December, 1917, have been converted to the 1913 base from those previously computed by 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 with the year 1913 and the computations have been as stated above.




SUMMARY OF PRICE CHANGES.

3

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 December, 1920. For
purposes of comparison, the consumption of these articles is assumed
to remain the same for the entire period 1913 to 1920, and by a process
similar to that illustrated for December, 1920, 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, 1920, was $611.69,
which divided by $343.94 gives 177.85 per cent. This number,
177.85, represents the relation between the cost in December, 1920,
and the average cost for the year 1913, and shows an increase, in
whole numbers, of 78 per cent in the cost in December as compared
with the average cost for the year 1913. Thus the ratio of the year
1913 and the month of December, 1920, is 100 to 178, which two
numbers (100 and 178) are called index numbers.
The index numbers for these 22 food articles are comparable
for the entire period from January, 1913, to December, 1920. The
annual consumption ascribed to each article of food has been used
in determining the expenditure for each month in order that the
trend in prices as compared with the year 1913 might be more easily
computed.
As will be seen in Table 1 and in Chart 1 the retail cost of 22
articles of food, combined, reached the peak in July, 1920, being 119
per cent above the cost in 1913. By December the cost of these
articles had decreased 19 per cent from the cost in July.




4

RETAIL PRICES, 1913 TO DECEMBER, 1920.
1.—RELATIVE RETAIL COST AND PER CENT OF INCREASE OR DECREASE IN
22 ARTICLES OF FOOD, COMBINED, FOR THE UNITED STATES, JANUARY, 1913, TO
DECEMBER, 1920, BY MONTHS AND YEARS.
[Relative figures are given in nearest whole numbers.}

T a b le

Year andmpnth.

1913: Average for year
January....................
February,.............
March.......................
April..........................
May.......................
June..........................
July...........................
August......................
September................
October....................
November...............
December............. .
1914: Average for year.
January....................
February..................
March........................
April..........................
May...........................
June..........................
July.......................
August....................
September................
October.....................
November....... ........
December.................
1915: Average for year.
January....................
February................ .
March........................
April.........................
May...........................
June...........................
July...........................
August......................
September................
October...................
November................
December.. . . . .*___
1916: Average for year.
January....................
February..................
March........................
April.........................
May...........................
June..........................
July...........................
August......................
September................
October....................
November................
December................




Relative
cost
(average
cost for
1913=100)
100
98
97
97
98
97
98
100
101
102
104
105
104
102
104
101
99
97
98
99
102
107
107
105
105
105
101
103
101
98
99
100
100
100
100
101
103
104
105
114
107
106
107
109
109
112
111
113
118
121
126
126

Per cent of in­
crease (+ ) or
decrease (—),
each specified
year as
compared with
year preceding
and month
with month
preceding.

Year and month.

1917: Average for year.
January...................
February..................
- 1.4
March......................
+ 0.1
April..........................
+ 1.2
May...........................
- 1.5
June..........................
+ 1.2
July...........................
+ 1.9
August......................
+ 1.3
September................
+ 1.5
October.....................
+ 1.4
November....... ........
+ 1.0
December.................
- 0. 9
+ 2.4 1918: Average for year.
January.....................
- 0.4
February..................
- 2.8
March........................
- 1.9
April..........................
- 2.0
+ 0.9
May..........................
June..........................
+ 1.7
+ 2.9
July...........................
August......................
+ 4.2
September............
+ 0.8
October...................
- 1.8
November................
- 0.1
December.................
- 0.7
- 1.1 1919: Average for year.
January....................
- 1.1
February..................
- 2.3
March........................
- 3.0
April.........................
+ 1.2
+ 0.9
May...........................
June.........................
+ 0.4
July...........................
- 0.3
August.....................
- 0.1
September................
+ 0.6
October.....................
+ 2.2
November................
+ 1.3
December.................
+ 0.4
+12.3 1920: Average for year.
January....................
+ 2.0
February..................
- 0.8
March........................
+ 1.1
April..........................
+ 1.5
M ay.........................
+ 0.6
+ 2.2
June..........................
July...........................
- 1.1
+ 2. 5
August......................
September.......... ...
+ 4.1
October.....................
+ 2.4
November................
+ 4.3
December.................
0

Per cent of in­
crease (+ ) or
decrease (—),
Relative each specified
cost
year as
(average compared with
cost for
1913= 100) year preceding
ana month
with month
preceding.
146
128
133
133
145
151
152
146
149
153
157
155
157
163
160
161
154
154
158
162
168
171
178
181
183
187
186
185
172
175
182
185
184
190
192
188
189
192
197
203
201
200
200
211
215
219
219
207
204
198
193
178

+28.7
+ 1.2
+ 4.3
- 0.4
+ 9.3
+ 4.1
+ 0.5
- 3.8
+ 2.0
+ 2.9
+ 2.7
- 1.5
+ 1.3
+15.0
+ 2.3
+ 0.5
- 4.5
+ 0.1
+ 2.7
+ 2.4
+ 3.4
+ 2.1
+ 4.0
+ 1.7
+ 1.3
+ 1.7
+10.4
- 0. 8
- 7.1
+ 1.9
+ 3.6
+ 1.8
- 0.5
+ 3.3
+ 1.0
- 1.8
+ 0.1
+ 1.9
+ 2.3
+ 9.6
+ 2.4
- 0w6
0
+ 5.3
+ 2.3
+ 1.5
+ 0.2
- 5.7
- 1.4
- 2.6
- 2.6
- 8.0

Chart 1.

200

175
150
125
100

75

SUMMARY OF PRICE CHANGES,

400
375
350
325
300
275
250
225

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RETAIL PRICES, 1913 TO DECEMBER, 1920.
,

Cereals, meats and dairy products.

Table 2 shows the trend in the retail cost of three groups of food
commodities—cereals, meats, and dairy products. The articles
composing these groups have been selected from the 22 foods 4 for
which 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.
D airy 'products,—Butter, cheese, milk.
The average price for each article has been multiplied by the figure
which represents the amount of that food consumed by the average
family. The products thus obtained for the several commodities
within each group have been totaled and from these totals index
numbers have been computed, using the total of each group for the
year 1913 as the base, or 100. The method employed in 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.
<See footnote 2 on page 2




7

SUM M ARY OF PRICE CHANGES.

TABLE 2.—RELATIVE RETAIL COST OF SPECIFIED GROUPS OF FOOD COMMODITIES
FOR THE UNITED STATES, JANUARY, 1913, TO DECEMBER, 1920.
[Average cost for 1913=100.]
Year and month.
1913: A verage fo r y e a r ..

January.......................
February. . ; ...............
March..........................
April. ..................
May..............................
June.............................
July..............................
August.........................
September...................
October.......................
November...................
December..................
1914: A verag e fo r y e a r ..
January ....................
February .................
March / . ....................
April ....................
May..............................
June.............................
July..............................
August ....................
September...................
October ......................
November...................
December....................
1915: A verag e fo r y e a r ..

January.......................
February.....................
March ........................
April............................
May............................
.................
Tune
July..............................
August.........................
September..................
October........................
November...................
December....................
1916: A verag e fo r y e a r ..
January.......................
February.....................
March...........................
April............................
May..............................
June............................
July..............................
August.........................
September..................
October........................
November...................
December....................

Dairy
Cereals. Meats. prod­
ucts.
100

100

100

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

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

107

103
104
104
104
104
104
103
107
112
112
112
112

103

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

103
97
96
92
92
93
94
97
99
100
102
102

122

100

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

96

119
126
126
126
128
124
121
120
117
115
114
115

98
96
96
98
100
101
102
102
102
103
100
97

101
99
96
96
95
94
94
90
93
95
98
101

127

108

103

117
120
118
117
117
117
116
125
135
141
152
146

99
100
104
107
109
112
112
112
114
112
109
108

100
100
104
104
98
97
97
98
103
108
113
117

Year and month.
1917: A verage fo r y e a r . ..

January..............................
February......................
March ............................
April ............................
May .............................
J u n e . ..............................
Ju ly ...............................

August..........................
September....................
October.........................
N ovember....................
Decejnber......................
1918: A verag e fo r y e a r . ..
Tannery.............................
F ebruary ......................
March ..........................
April ___________
M ay ........... ..............
pine, ...........................
July .........................
August, ........................
Septem ber ....................
O cto b er .......................
N ovember.....................
December......................
1919: A verage fo r y e a r . ..
January.........................
February......................
March
April ........................
May -....... -..............

Dairy
Cereals. Meats. prod­
ucts.
187

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

191
191
193
194
194
193
194
196
197
195
193
192
198

137

112
118
124
135
139
140
141
143
149
152
145
146
173

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

128

117
119
118
126
121
123
123
127
132
138
141
145
153
149
151
147
140
140
139
142
146
157
169
174
185
177

184

August ........................
Septem ber ....................
October .......................
N ovem ber ....................
pp.f'.ftmher.. . . . _____ _

..............................

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
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February......................
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September....................
October.........................
N ovember....................
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Sirloin steak, round steak, rib roast, chuck roast, and plate beef.

The prices of these five beef cuts show the same general trend. The
highest point reached by all during the year 1920 was in July, when
sirloin steak was 91 per cent; round steak, 102 per cent; rib roast, 81
per cent; chuck roast, 78 per cent; and plate beef, 58 per cent, above
the 1913 average.
The prices in July, 1920, for all of these cuts except chuck and
plate were the highest since 1913. The peak price for chuck was in
May, 1919, and for plate was in June, 1918.



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9

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.
.

Pork chops, bacon, ham, and lard

The trend in the price of pork chops shows the normal seasonal
fluctuations, advancing in the early fall and declining in the winter.
In both 1919 and 1920, there were slight declines in the summer.
The decline from October to December, 1920, was 34 per cent.
The trend in the prices of bacon and ham has been practically the
same. Although from April, 1917, to January, 1920, the percentage
increases in the price of bacon were slightly greater than those in the
price of ham, during the year 1920 the percentage increases in the
price of ham were greater than the increases in the price of bacon.
The retail price of lard advanced steadily from September, 1915, to
July, 1919, during which time the price more than tripled. From
July, 1919, to December, 1920, there was a steady decline, the price
in December being 39 per cent below the price in July.
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.
Leg of lamb, yearling.

The trend in the retail price of lamb shows that the price is higher
during the summer months than during the spring and fall. Since
1916, the trend in the price of lamb has been steadily upward. In
1919, the decline from the peak of that year to the lowest point in the
fall was 16 per cent. In 1920, the peak price was reached in April,
when the price was 43 cents per pound. From April to December,
1920, there was a decline of 18 per cent. The price in December,
1920, however, was still 5 per cent above the price in December, 1919,
and 86 per cent above the average price for the year 1913.
The monthly trend in the price of leg of lamb is shown in Chart 12.
The relative figures from which this chart has been drawn appear in
Table A
While showing the usual seasonal, fluctuations, the trend in the
retail price of hens has been steadily upward since 1915. The peak
was reached in April, 1920, when the price of 47.8 cents was 124 per
cent above the average price of 21.3 cents in 1913. From April to
December, 1920, there was a decrease of 16 per cent. The price in
December was, however, 3 per cent above the price in December, 1919,
and 89 per cent above the average price for 1913.
Chart 13 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.




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SUMMARY OF PRICE CHANGES.

21

Eggs.

Seasonal fluctuations are shown more markedly in the price of
eggs than in the price of any other food. Since the spring of 1916, the
general trend in the retail price of eggs has been constantly upward,
the lowest *price in each year being higher than the lowest price of the
preceding year, and the highest price being higher than the highest
price of the preceding year. The lowest and the highest prices in
each calendar year, together with the percentage increase in the price
on each date over the price on the preceding date, are given below:
Lowest price each year.
Month.
March, 1915....................
April, 1916......................
March, 1917....................
May, 1918.......................
March, 1919....................
April, 1920.................

Price.
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Percentage
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27
22
14
9

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December, 1915 __
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December, 1918. ____
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December, 1920....__

Price.
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.635
.811
.901
.924

Percentage
increase over
preceding
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14
20
28
11
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Chart 14 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.
B u tter .

The trend in the retail price of butter during 1920 was downward.
Instead of the usual increase from June to December, there was a
decrease in price of 8 per cent. The price of 62 cents per pound in
December, 1920, was 21 per cent lower than the price of 78 cents
in December, 1919, but 62 per cent above the price of 38.3 cents, the
average for the year 1913.
Chart 15 shows the monthly trend in the retail price of butter.
The relative figures from which this chart has been drawn appear in
Table A.
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 until in the last six months of 1920
milk continued to advance, while the price of butter declined. The
highest price for milk since 1913 was in October and November,
1920, when the price of 17.3 cents was 94 per cent above the average
price of 8.9 cents for the year 1913. There was a slight decline of
3 per cent in December, 1920. The price in December, 1920, was
approximately what it was in December, 1919.
Chart 16 shows the monthly trend in the retail price of milk since
1913. The relative figures from which this chart has been drawn
appear in Table A.
The price of cheese began to increase sooner and showed greater
percentage increases than did the price of butter or milk. The
increased prices of cheese were also maintained more steadily with



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26
less fluctuations than were those for butter or milk. The peak price
of cheese was in January, 1919, when the price was 44.5 cents. For
December, 1920, the price was 39 cents, which showed a decrease
from the peak of only 12 per cent.
Chart 17 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.
Flour .

The average retail price of flour for the year 1913 was 3.3 cents.
Soon after war was declared the price of flour increased, and rapidly
advanced until the price of 8.8 cents was reached in May, 1917.
During the period of regulation by the Food Administration the
price was kept comparatively uniform through the year 1918. There
was, however, an increase in April, 1919. Further increases con­
tinued until in June, 1920, the price was the same as it had been in
May, 1917. From June to December, 1920, there was a decline of
25 per cent.
Chart 18 shows the monthly trend in the price of flour since 1913.
The relative figures from which this chart has been drawn appear in
Table A.
Bread.

Since 1913, the retail price of bread has followed, in a general
way, the price of flour. Since August, 1916, however, the price for
each month has not shown so great a percentage increase as has the
rice for flour. In May, 1917, the price of flour was 166 per cent
igher than the average for 1913, and in August of that year the
price of bread was 82 per cent above the 1913 average. The increase
in the price of flour in the summer of 1919 was scarcely reflected in
the price of bread. During 1920, however, the trend in the price of
bread has followed the-trend in the price of flour. In June, 1920,
flour was 167 per cent, and from July to September bread was 113
per cent, above the 1913 average. From September to December,
1920, there was a decline in the price of bread of 9 per cejat.
Chart 19 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.

E

Corn meal

.

The peak price of corn meal occurred in September, 1917. From
this time until March, 1919, there was a gradual decline in the price;
from March until September, 1919, there was an increase, ana then
the price remained about the same until April, 1920. The peak
price of 1920 was reached in July, after which time there was a
decline in price. The price in December, 1920, of 5.5 cents per
pound, was 21 per cent below the price of 7 cents in July, 1920, and
32 per cent below the peak price of 8.1 cents in September, 1917, but
still 83 per cent above the average price of 3 cents for the year 1913.
Chart 20 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.




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Rice

.

There was not much change in the retail price of rice from 1913
until April, 1917. From this date, the price advanced steadily until
October, 1918. From October, 1918, until May, 1919, are shown the
stabilizing effects of the agreements between the Food Administra­
tion and rice millers. From May, 1919,' however, the price rose
rapidly and reached the peak in May and June, 1920, during which
months the price was 18.7 cents per pound. This was over twice as
much as the price in 1913. In December, 1920, the price was 13.2
cents, which was a decrease of 29 per cent from the peak reached in
June.
Chart 21 shows the monthly trend in the retail price of rice since
1913. The relative figures from which this chart has been drawn
appear in Table A.
.
The influence of new potatoes on the price trend is clearly shown
each year. Although prices of new potatoes are not quoted to the
bureau by retailers until they form the bulk of their sales, there is
always a great difference in the price of old and new potatoes.
The price of potatoes reached the peak in June, 1920. The price
of 10.3 cents per pound in June was 66 per cent above the previous
peak in June, 1917, when the price was 6.2 cents per pound. The
peak price in 1920 was 106 per cent above, or more than double, the
price of 5 cents in August, 1919, and 442 per cent above, or approxi­
mately 5.4 times as much, as the price of 1.9 cents in July, 1913. In
December the price was 3.2 cents, which was 26 per cent below the
price of 4.3 cents in December, 1919.
Chart 22 shows the monthly trend in the retail price of potatoes
since 1913. The relative figures from which this chart has been
drawn appear in Table A.
Potatoes

.

Sugar

The trend in the retail price of sugar was upward from 1914 to
1918. During 1918 and the early part of 1919, the trend shows the
influence of price control. In October, 191*9, the price began to rise
again and advancing rapidly, reached the peak in June, 1920. Dur­
ing the fall of 1919 there was uncertainty as to what the United States
Government would do with reference to renewing the contracts for
Cuban sugar. During this period of uncertainty in the United States,
other Governments had purchased a large proportion of the crop.
When it became apparent that the United States Government would
not effectively continue the Sugar Equalization Board, refiners,
unable to get but small quantities of sugar from Cuba and this only
at ever advancing prices, bought sugar from Java and other Far
Eastern countries. Before this sugar arrived, however, there was
great scarcity in the United States, aggravated by railroad conges­
tion. When this sugar from eastern sources began to arrive and
when the Cuban holders, not being able to sell at as high prices as
they had expected, tried to force the remainder of their crop on the
United States market, the price of sugar declined rapidly. By De­
cember, the price had declined to about the price prevailing during
the summer of 1919. The price in June, 1920, was 26.7 cents, which
was almost five times as much as the average price in the year 1913.



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RETAIL BRICES, 1M& TO DECEMBER,

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SUMMARY OF PRICE CHAJTOES.

The price in December, 1920, was 10.5 cents, which was still almost
twice as much as the 1913 average.
Chart 23 shows the monthly1trend in the retail price of sugar since
1913. The relative figures from which this chart has been drawn
appear in Table A.
.
The price of coffee remained about the same through the years 1913
to 1918, inclusive. This was due to the fact that there were import
restrictions imposed in foreign countries for the purpose of conserving
shipping space for war commodities. The United States was prac­
tically the only large consuming country to which supplies could be
sent, but the consumption in this country could not absorb all of the
production, and it was hard to immediately restrict the production.
After the signing of the armistice, the price of coffee increased rapidly.
During the war, European supplies had about become exhausted and
the opening up of these available markets was an incentive to specula­
tion. During the year from November, 1918, to November, 1919,
the retail price of coffee increased from 30.8 cents a pound to 48.9
cents, or 59 per cent. High prices were maintained from September,
1919, to July, 1920. From July to December, 1920, there was a
slight decline. The price in December of 39.7 cents per pound, being
19 per cent below the peak price of 49.3 cents in July, 1920, but 33
per cent above the average price of 29.8 cents in the year 1913.
Chart 24 shows the monthly trend in the retail price of coffee since
1913. The relative figures from which this chart has been drawn
appear in Table A.
.
The conditions that affected the price of tea during the year were
different from those influencing the price of coffee. Central Europe
does not ordinarily consume much tea. The production of tea during
the war was about normal and the chief consuming centers were in
the market during, as previous to, the war. The supply was about
equal to the demand, but the probability that supplies might be cut
off, or would not equal the demand, were responsible for the increase
in prices during the war. During 1920, the price continued to ad­
vance until the peak was reached in September, 1920. In September,
the price was 74.6 cents per pound; in December the price was 72.1
cents, which was a decrease of only 3 per cent. The price in Decem­
ber, 1920, showed an increase of 33 per cent over the average for the
year 1913. This percentage increase was the same as that shown foi*
coffee in December.
Chart 25 shows the monthly trend in the retail prices of tea since
1913. The relative figures from which this chart has been drawn
appear in Table A.'




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SUM M ARY OF PRICE CHANGES;
MONTHLY AND Y EA R LY PRICE CHANGES, B Y CITIES, 1913 TO 1920.

37

The trend in the retail cost of food from January, 1913, to Decem­
ber, 1920, is shown for each of 39 cities 5 in Table 3 (pp. 38 to 45).
Index numbers showing the trend in the cost of 22 articles of food,
combined, are not shown for 12 other cities for which prices are shown
in Table B because prices were first secured from these cities on dif­
ferent dates later than 1913.5 These index numbers are obtained by
the same method as that explained for the United States, on page 2.
In Table 3, which follows, the average expenditure for each city in
1913 has been taken as the base for that city. By subtracting 100
from the index numbers in any month, the percentage increase since
1913 may be obtained for any city. For example, the index number
for Atlanta for December, 1920 was 178. Therefore, the percentage
increase in the retail cost of these 22 food articles in Atlanta in De­
cember, 1920, as compared with the average cost in the year 1913 was
78 per cent. If the index number is less than 100, the percentage
decrease since 1913 is found by subtracting the index number from
100. Should the percentage change as compared with some other
date than the year 1913 be desired, it is necessary to divide the index
number of the base selected into the index number for the date com­
pared and then subtract 100 from the result, or if less than 100, sub­
tract the result from 100.
Charts 26 and 27 show how nearly the percentage changes in the
retail cost of food in the different sections of the country have fol­
lowed the same general trend.
5See page 58.




38

RETAIL PRICES, 1915 TO DECEMBER, 1920,
T able 3— RELATIVE FAMILY EXPENDITURE FOR 22 ARTICLES OF

Year and month.

Atlanta,
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1913: A v . fo r y e a r ................

January..............................
February............................
March.................................
April...............................
May....................................
June....................................
July....................................
August:.............................
September.........................
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December...........................

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1914: A v. fo r y e a r . s ..................

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97
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106
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104
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108
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104

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98
102
106
107
104
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101

103

101

101

January..............................
February............................
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May.....................................
June....... ............................
July.....................................
August....................., ........
September.........................
October...............................
November....................
December..........................

1915: A v . fo r y e a r ......................

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107
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July.....................................
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September.........................
October..............................
November..........................
December...........................

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101
102
104
105
103
104
103
108
108
107

102
99
97
98
98
98
99
100
102
106
106
104

101

102
101
97
98
99
100
100
101
101
104
105
105

103
101
99
99
99
100
97
97
97
99
101
102

104
102
100
101
101
101
102
102
102
104
104
105

1916: A v. fo r y e a r ......................

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

108

101
101
101
103
105
107
106
107
112
115
120
121

113

104
103
105
107
110
112
107
112
119
121
124
125

116

109
108
109
111
112
115
114
117
120
123
127
130

112

115

106
104
106
109
108
112
112
117
121
124
131
130

108

103
101
104
106
105
107
106
107
111
113
118
119

114

1917: A v. fo r y e a r ......................

143

152

152

142

154

145

148

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




121
125
126
141
146
149
142
145
149
156
157
158

129
135
135
146
153
157
151
155
162
164
164
167

131
136
137
152
158
156
151
156
160
163
161
165

104
103
104
105
107
110
109
113
116
119
123
124
124
131
127
140
144
146
142
145
151
152
152
153

133
141
140
152
161
163
152
157
159
164
165
166

122
126
128
143
147
149
144
147
151
160
161
160

107
104
106
109
108
112
111
115
121
121
126
127
132
138
134
150
152
157
150
149
153
155
152
153

39

SUM M ARY OF PRICE CHANGES..
FOOD IN SPECIFIED CITIES, 1913 TO 1920, BY MONTHS AND YEARS.

Cincin­ Clove- Dallas, Den­ Detroit, Fall Indian­ Jack­ Kansas Little Los Louis­
nati, land,.
River, apolis, sonville, City, Rock, Angeles, ville,
ver,
Ohio. Ohio. Tex. Colo. Mich. Mass. Ind.
Fla. Mo. Ark. Calif. Ky.
100

100

97
97
98
100
97
99
99
101
104
103
104
102

96
96
98
98
97
97
101
101
104
104
106
104

101

102

103
101
98
97
98
102
104
103
105
103
104
100
100
98
95
97
99
100
99
96
98
100
100
101

104
100
98
98
98
99
104
107
107
103
104
102
100
101
100
96
98
98
98
99
99
101
103
104
106

112

114

99

100

98
96
98
98
97
98
98
100
103
104
105
106
103
103
100
98
98
99
100
103
111
109
105
102
104
102

102
101
99
99
101
102
101
101
102
105
104
104
111

100

99
97
97
99
98
98
103
101
104
102
100
102
101

102
98
97
94
96
98
101
106
106
103
103
102
103
104
101
101
101
101
105
104
103
99
101
103
106
112

98
98
98
96
96
97
100
102
103
104
104
105
103
105
102
100
97
98
100
105
106
107
105
104
103

102

103
101
99
97
98
101
105*
106
106
103
102
102

102

101

102

103
100
100
99
99
98
101
108
108
103
100
101

102

101

101

100

100

101

103
99
97
100
99
102
100
101
101
102
102
104

98
98
95
93
95
93
93
94
93
95
97
98

110

102

112
119
120
127
126

105
102
105
107
107
108
106
no
114
116
122
121

98
98
98
99
98
99
99
102
104
108
111

103
101
102
105
108
113
108
no
115
116
120
122

150

144

125
no

150

102
100
100
96
97
99
101
104
105
103
104
104

106
105
106
107
106
111
111
112
117
118
123
126

112

107
105
107
108
108
111
109
114
119
120
126
127

114

108

114

142

149

150

145

144

152




102
101
99
97
97
99
100
104
105
105
107
106

114

149

121
124
128
142
151
153
150
151
152
151
151
152

100

102
100
98
99
100
101
99
99
98
100
101
104

112
114
118
123
122

132
133
137
148
149
146
144
148
150
155
153
153

97
96
95
99
98
99
100
101
103
104
103
103

103
100
95
98
98
98
99
98
100
103
102
105

108
107
108
108
108
112
108
114
119
124
128
128

135
143
139
150
159
157
145
151
155
156
153
155

98
96
97
98
96
96
99
101
104
106
105
105

100

103
100
96
97
99
100
100
101
102
105
107
105

101

105
103
105
107
108
108
108
111
113
118
125
126

no

100
98
98
99
97
97
99
100
102
102
104
103

100

104
99
96
98
99
99
99
99
101
104
105
107

107
105
107
108
108
110
110
114
119
122
126
128

no

98
98
98
98
97
97
100
101
104
102
105
103

100

134
141
139
148
152
164
152
156
161
160
157
161

125
128
131
140
147
149
141
141
150
151
151
153

132
136
135
152
158
161
151
150
154
156
153
153

103
101
102
103
104
105
106
109
111
113
119
121
138
120
125
125
135
137
139
138
140
144
150
153
153

109
108
109
109
111
112
no

130
136
137
155
158
160
150
151
152
156
155
160

100

100
97
95

97
96
96
98
98
99
101
101
102
103
104
103

100

105
103
100
97
99
101
102
105
107
103
104
103
103
104
102
99
102
102
101
100
101
103
105
106
105

105
104
106
108
109
112
109
112
117
117
123
125
133
137
137
152
154
153
147
148
154
156
153
158

104
104
105
108
108

100

123
127
130
146
148
143
144
147
154
157
154
155

101
99
98
95
96
98
99
102
104
103
104
104
100
96
94
95
96
96
95
100
103
105
104
102
95

no

114
115
125
130
125
122
129
131
137
131
134

97
97

98
99

99

100
104
103
104
102
100

102

100
99

97

98
98

100
101
103
101
101
101
98

102
98
96
98
98

97
95
96

96
98

100
101
no

129
133
135
151
157
157
147
150
154
162
160
162

40

RETAJJj PRICES^ 1913 TO DECEMBERj, 1920.
Tabie 3i—RELATIVE FAMILY EXPENDITURE FOR 22 ARTICLES OP

Year and month.

Atlanta; Baltimore, Birming­ Boston,
Ga.
Md; ham, Ala. Mass.'

far.year.___
January...................
February.................
March.......................
A pril......................
May.........................
June.........................
July..........................
August.....................
September_______
October....................
November...............
December...............

161
156
156
157
160
165
168
174
179
182
183
188

1919s A v. fo r y e a r .........

187

1948« A v.

169

184

174
173
164
165
169
178
182
187
197
202
203
203
197

173-

166
\&z
157
160
161
166
171
174
182
187
189
194
19$

164

155
155
147
148
152
160
167
170
174
178
178
183
181

Buffalo, Charles­ Chicago,
Ni Y. ton, S. 8.
111.
171
171
163
161
166
170
178181
186 •
190
191
194

177

168
169
163
163
169
168
171
176
182191
192
195

176

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

192

136

186

January....................
February............. ..
March......................
April.........................
May................... .
June.........................
July..........................
August.....................
September...............
October....................
November... ?___
December................

188
174
176
180
184
186
189
194
189
188
194
202

203
187
187
193
198
198
202.
204
201
198
199
199

194
177
184
190
195
195
199
201
194
197
204
209

179
166
171
175
181
176
183
188
185
186
190
189

196
176
181
185
191
189
197
201
197
193
195
201

193

199
183
185
191
195
198
198
201
193
195
201:
205

183
168
173
179
182
180
192
197
192
190
194
198

1940: A v. f o r y e a r .........

202

207

209

203

210

207

207

January...................
February................
March.......................
April.........................
May................... .......
J u n e......................
July..........................
August.....................
September...............
October..................
November...............
December ..............




201
199
200
206
217
212
215
207
203
197
191
178

205
204
201
212
217
219
223
213
209
203
200
182

206
203
202
214.
222
226
224
213
211
206
198
185

195
196
195
206
206
214
218
209
209
204
201
182

208
206
204
216
215
223
225
213
210
205
202
184

207
206
208
212
216
213
214
213
207
204;
198
189

202
201
206
219
220
227
229
210
207
198
194
175

41

SUM M ARY OF PRICE CHAXGES.
FOOD IN SPECIFIED CITIES, 1913 TO 1920, BY MONTHS AND YEARS—Continued.

Cincin­ Cleve­ Dallas, Den­ Detroit, Fall Indian­ Jack­ Kansas Little Los Louis­
ver,
River, apolis, sonville, City, Rock, Angeles, ville,
nati, land,
Ohio. Ohio. Tex. Colo. Mich. Mass. Ind.
Fla.
Mo. Ark. Calif. Ky.
161
163
155
154
158
159
165
166
177
179
180
182

167

159
101
150
151
155
162
168
172
179
176
179
184

167

165

159
156
155
153
157
157
162
165
171
176
178
183

154
155
150
155
164
166
172
170
176
177
178
183

167

167
169
159
156
161
167
177
179
187
184
185
188

173

155
156
151
151
158
164
168
171
176
179
181
185

166

163

163
157
149
150
150
159
163
166
175
172 ,
176
181

158
157
152
151
153
155
157
162
168
175
178
183

163

159
161
154
154
157
163
166
170
177
181
182
187

168

356
158
154
154
160
164
166
172
176
179
178
181

149
140
138
140
137
140
141
147
152
157
162
164
165

183
170
176
184
186
186
191
188
183
185
191
194

185

187

185
169
174
181
184
184
196
194
190
191
194
198

187
174
177
180
182
184
189
189
183
182
190
192

184

184

187
170
177
185
186
183
190
188
181
183
187
192

190
171
177
187
192
192
204
208
198
197
201
206

194

181
172
173
176
181
179
187
189
187
186
190
190

183

182
166
171
178
182
178
193
194
187
184
190
196

184

180

185
168
169
175
178
181
181
186
181
181
184
188

187
161
176
183
187
184
190
192
187
190
194
199

187

181
171
174
178
180
182
185
188
181
184
189
193

182

164

165
157
158
161
165
164
163
161
163
164
170
175

189
174
178
185
190
191
194
195
193
189
189
191

203

205
201
204
220
219
224
227
210
208
202
196
176

208

201
195
197
203
210
210
209
198
194
190
185
172

197

190
190
195
205
208
215
212
197
193
186
182
164

195

211
210
211
227
228
239
238
217
214
205
201
181

215

200
200
201
202
211
215
220
209
207
202
199
180

204

198
196
197
213
219
228
222
204
201
192
186
169

202

195
190
189
194
205
198
201
196
191
187
183
172

192

206

197
192
192
204
209
207
207
200
194
188
183
172

195

178
179
180
186
193
195
195
187
186
180
177
166

184

197
192
190
206
216
218
210
198
195
189
183
164

202
196
199
214
220
219
220
207
206
197
194
174




198
199
205
218
223
231
221
205
203
198
192
176

166

171

169
165
160
159
161
163
167
168
182
185
185
188
188

197

42

RETAIL PRICES, 1913 TO DECEMBER, 1920.
T able 3.—RELATIVE FAMILY EXPENDITURE FOR 22 ARTICLES OF

Year and month.
1913: A v. fo r y e a r ____

January...................
February................
‘March......................
April........................
May.........................
June........................
July.........................
August....................
September..............
October...................
November..............
December...............

Man­
chester,
N. H.
100

97
97
97
97
97
98
100
101
101
104
106
103

Mem­
phis,
Tenn.
100

97
97
97
100
98
98
100
101
103
102
103
103

Milwau­ Minneap­ Newark, New
New New
olis,
kee,
N. J. Haven, Orleans, York,
Minn.
Conn.
Wis.
La. N. Y.
100

100

97
97
99
98
96
96
100
100
103
104
106
104

98
97
97
97
97
96
101
100
105
105
104
103

100

100
98
97
98
101
103
99
101
103
103
107
104
102

100

98
95
96
97
97
99
101
102
102
104
105
102
102

1914: A v. fo r y e a r ____

102

101
100
99
97
98
99
103
107
107
106
107
106

104
101
101
99
99
99
102
107
106
103
102
ioi

104
101
98
97
98
101
105
107
109
106
105
104

103

103
100
98
98
97
99
101
109
108
107
105
105

103

102
100
97
95
96
100
101
106
107
105
107
106

101
100
99
96
97
98
103
107
106
106
107
105

1915: A v. fo r y e a r ____

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

102

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

103
100
98
99
100
100
97
97
98
102
103
102

100

101

101

102

101

1916: A v. fo r y e a r ____

113

111

107
106
109
110
108
112
113
117
121
122
128
130

115

105
106
107
109
110
111
111
115
119
120
124
125

114

111

106
104
105
105
105
110
107
110
115
117
123
122

148

128
132
129
139
147
146
140
143
150
156
152
156

January..................
February................
March......................
April.......................
May.........................
June........................
Julv.........................
August..................
September___ ___
October...................
November..............
December...............

January..................
February...............
March......................
April.:....................
May.........................
June,......................
July.........................
August....................
September..............
October...................
November..............
December...............

1917: A v. fo r y e a r ____

January..................
February................
March......................
April....... ... i ........
May.........................
June.........................
July.........................
August....................
September..............
October...................
November..............
December...............




106
106
107
108
108
111
110
113
117
120
123
124
145

125
130
130
142
148
150
145
148
154
158
155
156

102

105
104
105
108
108
109
107
110
114
116
122
122
147

123
128
132
148
153
153
146
150
153
159
157
159

106
102
99
101
101
100
100
99
100
101
102
103*

154

136
141
142
156
161
163
157
157
158
159
154
158

106
102
97
99
101
100
101
99
99
101
103
104

130
137
137
149
154
159
153
150
152
155
148
153

104
101
98
99
98
101
100
100
101
104
105
106

143

102
99
97
97
98
100
101
102
105
107
107
104
115

108
107
108
108
111
113
112
115
121
123
129
127
146

128
134
134
143
150
152
145
149
154
159'
156
155

100

99
98
97
99
97
98
100
102
103
101
103
102
102

100
99
98
98
99
97
99
100
99
102
102

104
103
101

102
99
99
97
98
99
101
106
108
106
104
104

103
100
99
95
97
98
99
105
106
104
104
104

102

102
100
97
99
99
99
100
100
100
103
104
106

105
103
101
101
101
100
102
101
100
104
102
103
112

105
105
107
109
109
109
108
111
117
119
125
125
148

127
131
135
145
152
153
147
152
154
160
160
161

101

112

106
104
106
106
107
111
108
111
115
119
123
123
146

129
135
133
144
150
150
143
146
153
159
155
159

43

SUM M ARY OF PRICE CHANGES,
FOOD IN SPECIFIED CITIES, 1913 TO 1920, BY MONTHS AND YEARS—Continued.
Phila­ Pitts­ Port­ Provi­ Rich­
Omaha, delphia, burgh, land, dence, mond, St. Louis,
Nebr. Pa.
Mo.
Pa. Oreg. R. I. Ya.
100

96
95
97
98
97
98
98
99
103
104
108
105
104

t06
102
100
99
99
101
101
107
109
107
107
107
102

100

99
97
97
98
97
98
99
100
103
103
105
104
102

100

100

98
97
98
98
96
97
98
100
103
103
105
105

100
99
98
96
96
96
99
101
104
105
103
103

103

100

100

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

98
97
97
99
97
98
98
99
102
103
104
103
103

100

100

101
99
98
98
97
98
100
102
101
102
102
102

99
97
97
94
95
98
98
101
104
105
106
104

104

102

101

104
102
100
97
98
101
102
106
106
104
105
104

101
99
95
93
94
96
97
102
104
102
102
101

102
101
100
97
98
99
102
107
107
107
109
107

102
101
99
98
98
101
102
107
108
106
104
105

106
104
99
98
98
99
105
110
108
105
107
106

104
100
98
98
96
101
102
107
108
107
104
102

101

100

98

101

103

101

99
99
98
97
97
98
98
96
97
97
99
97

100

102

100

103
101
96
95
94
96
97
102
104
105
105
104
99

101
99
95
96
98
98
97
98
100
102
106
106

101
100
99
98
98
99
98
97
97
100
100
102

105
105
106
107
107
112
112
115
120
122
128
127

114

106
105
107
108
112
115
112
114
119
121
124
127

114

106
106
108
109
110
111
108
113
120
121
126
127

114

111

105

105

148

128
134
133
147
158
157
147
151
160
165
165
168

151

132
140
138
158
157
161
152
156
160
163
159
162

153

124
130
130
145
147
146
143
146
148
145
145
145

113

105
104
107
107
107
110
109
111
116
118
123
126

101
101
101
103
103
102
102
101
103
107
112
110

150

. 130
137
134
143
149
145
143
147
154
156
156
159

146

148

113
116
119
129
137
135
135
137
139
140
142
141

132

127
133
133
146
150
151
146
151
157
160
159
158




101

104
100
98
96
95
97
101
103
105
104
105
104

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

106
105
107
109
109
112
109
111
117
120
125
126

4

100
98
96
97
99
97
98
99

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

106
108
108
111
111
114
110
112
119
123
128
127

72448°—22-

100
98
96
96
96
97
99
102
101
104
105
107

106
104
98
101
102
100
99
99
100
102
102
105

115

131
138
135
147
152
153
146
149
155
157
155
158

101

100

97
96
95
97
97
98
100
101
103
105
105
105

103
104
101
101
102
103
101
102
102
104
104
107

104
101
96
98
98
99
98
99
100
102
103
104

104

103

102
98
96
96
98
99
99
103
106
106
106
104

100

103
101
96
97
99
98
101
101
102
106
106
106

105
101
97
98
98
101
99
100
101
102
104
108

112

100

99
97
97
96
94
96
98
101
105
104
105
106

103
100
99
96
98
99
101
105
107
105
105
105

105
102
98
102
103
103
102
101
101
103
104
104

125
129
131
153
156
161
152
151
156
156
154
156

100

Salt San
Wash­
Lake Fran­ Scran­ Seat­ ington,
tle,
City, cisco, ton, Wash. D. C.
Pa.
Utah. Calif.

101
103
104
105
102
103
100
98
96

97
100
102
108
107
105
105
104
101

105
101
98
99

100
101
100
100
101
103
103
104
112

103
104
104
106
108
109
111
112
114
117
123
123

101
102
101
103
103
102
103
104
106
110
116
114

105
103
105
107
108
110
108
110
115
119
127
126

112

102
102
102
103
102
101
103
103
104
111
115
113

105
104
106
107
107
112
109
111
115
118
121
120

141

116
121
120
128
132
127
125
132
137
140
140
141

130

127
132
133
144
153
155
145
147
151
156
156
157

146

116
122
123
132
139
140
138
138
141
143
144
143

135

126.
134
129
146
154
156
147
149
158
161
163

149

167

44

RETAIL PRICES, 1913 TO DECEMBER, 1920,
TABLE 3 — R E L A T IV E F A M IL Y E X P E N D I T U R E F O R 22 A R T IC L E S O F

Year and month.

Man­
chester,
N. H.

Mem­ Milwau­ Minneap­ Newark, New
New New
Haven, Orleans, York,
phis,
kee,
olis,
Wis.
Conn.
Minn. N .J.
Tenn.
Da. N. Y.
171

121$: A v, fo r y e a r .........

170

1919: A v, fo r y e a r .........

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

186
170
173
179
184
180
190
194
188
188
192
193

191
177
182
190
193
195
200
202
195
195
202
205

1920: A v. fo r y e a r .........

208

204

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

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




160
161
154
155
160
168
173
175
179
185
187
187
185

198
200
198
203
212
222
228
216
212
205
200
182

166
162
158
159
162
165
169
172
182
185
186
192
194

201
202
203
214
219
221
224
208
205
197
188
171

169

164

190
172
179
186
190
186
199
203
198
196
197
203

191

179
168
177
187
190186
196
195
191
192
195
205

209

208

162
164
154
153
157
161
170
172
180
180
181
189

207
207
207
218
222
229
233
214
207
196
192
177

167

171

184
171
172
175
177
176
182
184
181
183
185
188

180

186
172
172
177
181
179
186
190
188
185
188
191

191
174
177
184
188
189
192
194
191
191
190
195

188
175
177
180
184
183
188
188
186
187
195
199

195

201

200

204

156
158
150
151
155
160
166
166
171
176
175
180

162
159
150
153
156
164
166
168
176
179
186
187

188

208
207
208
221
225
230
230
204
204
193
188
173

193
192
189
202
200
204
211
198
197
192
190
174

159
162
153
155
159
170
174
176
180
184
188
187
183

195
197
198
202
209
211
218
208
206
200
194
179

168

163
162
157
155
157
159
164
168
177
186
188
188
188

204
198
197
206
209
207
211
204
199
196
192
178

167

165
162
154
155
157
164
167
170
178
182
186
191
186

204
203
199
209
211
214
217
204
203
200
197
181

45

SUMMARY OF PRICE CHANGES,
FOOD IN SPECIFIED CITIES, 1913 TO 1920, BY MONTHS AND YEARS—Concluded.
Phila­ Pitts­ Port­ Provi­ Rich­
Omaha, delphia, burgh, land, dence, mond, ■ St. Louis,
Mo.
Nebr.
Pa. Oreg. R .I. \ a.
165

171

170

165
167
157
156
159
167
169
171
180
181
184
187

143
146
144
144
154
151
158
164
167
171
171
172

157

164
162
157
158
162
168
174
178
181
187
189
190

191

187
170
178
187
191
188
199
197
192
195
198
208

189
173
176
183
186
184
187
191
190
191
192
196

186

186

173

189

210

201

202

187

209

160
158
151
153
160
165
172
172
179
182
182
186

207
204
207
222
227
238
229
210
209
197
193
173

164
164
154
155
161
168
173
173
182
183
187
189

200
198
196
208
211
211
217
203
201
196
192
176




191
173
176
181
184
183
190
190
186
190
194
197
203
198
198
212
209
215
218
205
204
196
195
180

174
162
168
170
170
169,
174
174
176
176
179
183
184
184
187
193
199
209
197
189
187
178
173
163

173

188
176
177
182
187
183
192
195
193
194
198
200
206
206
204
207
215
218
224
215
212
208
204
188

181

173

Salt
Lake
City,
Utah.
156

; San Scran­
Fran­
Seattle, Wash­
cisco, ton, Wash. ington,
Pa.
D. C.
Calif.
156

170

172
174
165
167
171
177
180
183
192
195
197
202

167
166
157
157
160
168
171
177
184
187
188
191

146
148
144
144
151
151
159
158
162
167
167
172

147
145
145
141
148
150
154
157
165
171
173
174

162
162
154
153
159
164
171
175
178
182
183
190

147
149
148
14$
156
156
163
170
173
177
178
180

162

172
169
162
162
169
174
178
181
188
198
197
198

199

192

m

171

193

179

196

215

190

203
185
185
191
199
202
203
205
203
203
206
206
214

213
213
208
214
226
228
224
219
214
212
206
188

191
177
183
190
193
188
197
197
1®
194
199
204
213

211
209
211
229
230
237
229
214
210
201
196
176

171
159
167
168
168
172
175
174
175
172
175
178
185

180
180
183
189
202
204
198
187
183
179
175
159

172
165
165
166
169
169
169
167
171
172
177
182
189

186
187
187
193
201
202
198
189
191
183
182
172

190
175
175
181
186
186
193
195
191
188
192
199
207
205
202
210
214
222
225
215
209
205
202
185

180
171 i
172
173
176
176
178
181
182
183
185
188

190
192
190
198
202
209
204
191
189
179
173
160

179

197
183
185
192
194
195
200
203
199
200
201
203
208

208
207
202
213
215
216
220
209
209
203
201
186

46

Ch a r t 26.

RETAIL PRICES, 1913 TO DECEMBER, 1920,

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27.
400
375
350
325
300
275
250

200
175

150

125

100

75

50

46

1913




1914

1915

1916

1917

1918

1$18

1920

SUMMARY OF PRICE CHANGES.

225

RETAIL PRICES, 1913 TO DECEMBER, 1920.
4:8
Table B (pp. 90 to 140) shows the average retail prices of specified
articles of food in 51 cities for each month of 1920 and for the years
1913 and 1920.
Table C (pp. 141 to 160) gives relative figures which show the trend
in the retail price of each of 23 food articles 6 and index numbers
which show the trend in the cost of 22 food articles, combined, for
each month of 1920 and for the year 1920, as compared with the year
1913.
YEA RLY PRICE CHANGES IN THE UNITED STATES, 1890 TO 1980.

In order that food prices from 1913 to 1920 may be compared with
the prices in preceding years, Tables 4,5, and 6, and Chart 28 are given.
Table 4 shows for each year, 1907 to 1913, relative retail prices of
each of 15 food articles. For the years 1913 to 1920 relatives are
given for 7 additional food articles. Also, relative figures for all
articles combined7 are shown for each year. All relatives are based
on the average for the year 1913 as 100.
T able 4.—YEARLY RELATIVE RETAIL PRICES OF FOOD IN THE UNITED STATES,

1907 TO 1920, BY ARTICLES.
[Average price lor 1913=100.1

Article.
Sirkrin steak............................
Round steak...........................
Rib roast................................
Chuck roast............................
Plate beef..... . ........................
Pork chops.............................
Bacon.......................................
Ham.............:..........................
L ard......................................
Hens.......................................
Eggs.______ ____ ________
Butter.....................................
Cheese......................................
Milk........... .............................
Bread.......................................
Flour........................................
Corn meal...............................
Rice........................................i
Potatoes..................................
Sugar..............-........................
Coffee.......................................
Tea...........................................
All articles combined...........

1907 1908 1909 1910 1911 1912 1913 1914 1915 1916 1917 1918 1919 1S29
71 73 77 80 81 91 100 102 101
68 71 , 74 78 79 89 100 106 103
76 ; 78 81 85 85 94 100 103 101
100 104 101
100 104 100
74 76 ► 83 92 85 91 100 105 96
74 77 83 95 91 91 100 102 100
76 78 82 91 89 91 100 102 97
81 80 90 104 88 94 100 99 93
81 83 89 91 91 93 100 102 97
84 86 93 98 93 99 100 102 99
85 86 90 94 88 98 100 94 93
100 104 105
87 90 91 95 96 97 100 100 99
100 113 125
95 102 109 108 102 105 100 104 126
88 92 94 95 94 102 100 105 108
100 101 104
105 111 112 101 130 132 100 108 89
105 108 107 109 111 115 100 108 120
100 100 101
100 100 100
82 . 84 89 93 92 98 100 102 10!

108 124
110 130
107 126
107 131
106 130
108 152
106 152
109 142
111 175
111 134
109 139
103 127
117 150
102 125
130 164
135 211
113 192
105 119
159 253
146 ! 169
100 101
100 107
114 146

153
165
155
166
170
186
196
178
211
177
165
151
162
156
175
203
227
148
188
176
102
119
168

164
174
164
169
167
201
205
199
234
193
182
177
193
174
179
218
213
174
224
205
145
129
186

172
177
168
164
151
201
194
206
187
210
197
183
188
188
205
245
217
200
371
353
158
135
203

The trend in retail prices during these 31 years is shown in Chart
28. Also, table 5 shows the relative retail prices of all articles of food
combined, for each year, 1890 to 1920. The relative for the year
1920 shows an increase of 190 per cent in the cost of food as compared
with the year 1890.
6Although no figure was available in 1920 that showed the consumption of lamb by the average family,
retail prices have been secured monthly on this article. Relative figures are given in Table C for lamb in
addition to the 22 articles listed in footnote 2 on page 2.
7The number of articles included in the index number for each year has not been the same throughout
the period, but a sufficient number have been used to represent fairly food as a whole. From 1899 to 1907,
30 articles were used; from 1907 to 1913,15 articles, and from 1913 to 1920, 22 articles. The index numbers
for the period have been so computed as to be comparable with one another.




Chart

400
375
350

325

300

275
250
225
200

175
150
125
100
75

SUMMARY OF PRICE CHANGES.




28.

50

40

CD

50

RETAIL PRICES, 1913 TO DECEMBER, 1920.

T able 5.—YEARLY RELATIVE RETAIL COST OF FOOD, ALL ARTICLES COMBINED, IN

THE UNITED STATES, 1890 TO 1920.
[Average cost for 1913=100.]

Relative
price.

Year.

Year.

70
71
69
71
68
67
65
65

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

Relative
price.
67
68
69
72
75
75
76
76

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

Year.
1906................
1907................
1908................
1909................
1910..'............
1911................
1912..............
1913...................

Relative
price.
79
82
84
89
93
92
98

100

Relative
price.

Year.
1914................
1915................
1916................
1917................
1918................
1919................
1920................

102
101
114
146
168
186
203

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 31 years. Prices for sirloin steak
and rib roast are not given for years prior to 1907, as satisfactory
figures were not available until that time. This table is a continua­
tion of information shown in previous retail price bulletins.8
T able 6.—AVERAGE RETAIL PRICES OF SPECIFIED ARTICLES OF FOOD AND AMOUNT

PURCHASABLE FOR $1, IN THE UNITED STATES, 1890 TO 1920.

Sirloin steak.
Year.

Round steak.

Rib roast.

Polk chops.

Bacon.

Average Amount Average Amount Average Amount Average Amount Average Amount
retail bought retail bought retail bought retail bought retail bought
price. for $1. price. for $1. price. for $1. price. for $1. price. for $1.

Per lb.
1890..
1891..
1892___
1893...........
1894...........
1895.......
1896...........
1897...........
1898...........
1899...........
1900...........
1901...........
1902.
1903...........
1904...__
1905.......
1906...........
1907........... $0.182
1908.......... .186
1909........... .195
1910........... .204
1911....... .205
1912........... .231
1913........... .254
1914........... .259
1915........... .257
1916........... .273
1917........... .315
1918........... .389
919........... .417
920........... .347

Lbs.

-

5.5
5.4
5.1
4.9
4.9
4.3
3.9
3.9
3.9
3.7
3.2
2.6
2.4
2.3

Perth.

10.123
.124
.124
.124
.122
.123
.124
.125
.127
.129
.132
.138
.147
.140
.141
.140
. 145
.152
.159
.164
.174
.175
.199
.223
.236
.230
.245
.290
.369
.389
.395

Lbs.

8.1
8.1
8.1
8.1
8.2
8.1
8.1
8.0
7.9
7.8
7.6
7.2
6.8
7.1
7.1
7.1
6.9
6.6
6.3
6.1
5.7
5.7
5.0
4.5
4.2
4.3
4.1
3.4
2.7
2.6
2.5

Per lb.

Lbs.

Per lb.

$0,107
.109
.111
.118
.112
.110
.107
.108
.109
.112
.119
.130
.141
.140
.137
.139
.152
‘ ’io-'isi’ " " 6.*6*
.155
.160
.155
6.5
6.2
.174
.161
.192
.167
6.0
6.4
.168
.179
5.4
.192
.185
5.1
.210
.198
.204
4.9
.220
.203
.201
5.0
.212
4.7
.227
4.0
.319
.249
.307
3.3
.390
.325
3.1
.423
.332
3.0
*.423

Lbs.

9.3
9.2
9.0
8.5
8.9
9.1
9.3
9.3
9.2
8.9
8.4
7.7
7.1
7.1
7.3
7.2
6.6
6.4
6.3
5.7
5.2
5.6
5.2
4.8
4.5
4.9
4.4
3.1
2.6
2.4
2.4

Per lb.

$0.125
.126
.129
.142
.135
.130
.126
.127
.131
.134
.143
.158
.177
.182
.180
.181
.196
.201
.207
.224
.255
.247
.244
.270
.275
.269
.287
.410
.529
.554
.523

s Bui. No. 197, Appendix, pp. 371-377, Bui. No. 228, pp. 426, 427, and Bui. No. 270, pp. 52, 53.




Lbs.

8.0
7.9
7.8
7.0
7.4
7.7
7.9
7.9
7.6
7.5
7.0
6.3
5.6
5.5
5.6
5.5
5.1
5.0
4.8
4.5
3.9
4.0
4.1
3.7
3.6
3.7
3.5
2.4
1.9
1.8
19

51

SUMMARY OF PRICE CHANGES.
Table 6.—A V ER A G E

R E T A IL PR IC ES OF SP EC IFIED A R T IC LES OF FOOD AND AMOUNT
PU RC H A SA BLE FO R $1, IN T H E UNITED STATES, 1890 TO 1920—Concluded.

Year.

Ham.

Per lb.
1890........... $0.152
1891........... .153
1892........... .157
1893........... .168
1894........... .157
1895........... .152
1896........... .150
1897........... .151
1898........... .146
1899....... .153
1900........... .162
1901........... .169
1902........... .184
1903........... .187
1904......... . .182
1905........... .182
1908........... .196
1907....... .204
1908....... . .209
1909........... .221
1910........... .246
1911........... .240
1912........... .244
.269
1913.........
1914........... .273
1915........... .261
1916........... .294
.382
1917...........
1918........... .479
1919........... .534
1920........... .555

Lard.
Lbs .

Per lb.
6.6 $0.093
.094
6.5
6.4
098
.112
6.0
6.4
.101
6.6
.095
6.7
.088
6.6
.085
6.8
.089
.092
6.5
6.2
.099
.112
5.9
5.4
.127
5.3
.120
5. 5
.111
5.5
.110
5.1
.121
4.9
.127
•4.8
.127
4.5
.142
4.1
.164
4.2
.140
4.1
.148
.158
3.7
.156
3.7
.148
3.8
.175
3.4
.276
2.6
2.1
.333
.369
1.9
.295
1.8

Lbs.

Flour.

Milk.

Eggs.

Hens.
Per lb.
10.8 $0.135
10.6
.139
10.2
.138
8.9
.139
9.9
.131
10.5
.131
11.4
.129
11.8
.125
11.2
.129
10.9
.136
.134
10.1
8.9
.137
7.9
.151
8.3
.158
9.0
.161
9.1
.165
8.3
.172
173
7.9
7.9
.177
7.0
.189
6.1
.199
7.1
.194
6.8
.199
6.3
.213
6.4
.218
6.8
.208
5.7
.236
3.6
.286
3.0
.377
.411
2.7
3.4
.447

Butter.

Lbs.

Per doz. Doz. Per. lb.
7.4 $0,208
4.8 10.255
7.2
.221
4.5
.274
.221
7.2
4.5
.275
.224
7.2
4.5
.283
.199
7.6
5.0
.261
.206
7.6
4.9
.249
.192
5.2
7.8
.238
.189
5.3
8.0
.239
.199
5.0
.244
7.8
.209
4.8
7.4
.251
.207
7.5
4.8
.261
4.6
7.3
.219
.265
6.6
.247
4.0
.287
.259
3.9
.285
6.3
.271
6.2
3.7
.280
.272
6.1
3.7
.290
.278
3.6
.304
5.8
.290
3.4
.327
5.8
.297
3.4
.328
5.6
.319
3.1
.345
5.3
.337
3.0
.359
5.0
5.2
.323
3.1
.337
.341
.374
5.0
2.9
.345
2.9
.383
4.7
.362
.353
4.6
2.8
.341
4.8
2.9
.358
.394
4.2
.375
2.7
.481
2.1
.487
3.5
.569
2.7
1.8
.577
2.4
.628
.678
1.6
2.2
.681
1.5
.701

Corn meal.

Potatoes.

Lbs.

3.9
3.6
3.6
3.5
3.8
4.0
4.2
4.2
4.1
4.0
3.8
3.8
3.5
3.5
3.6
3.4
3.3
3.1
3.0
2.9
2.8
3.0
#.7
2.6
2.8
2.8
2.5
2.1
1.7
1.5
1.4

Sugar.

Year. Average Amount Average Amount Average Amount Average Amount Average Amount
retail bought retail bought retail bought retail bought retail bought
price. for $1. price. for $1. price. for $1. price. for $1. price. for $1.
Per qt.
1890........... $0,068
1891........... .068
1892........... .068
1893........... .068
1894....... .068
1895........... .068
1896........... .068
1897........... .067
1898........... .067
1899........... .067
1900........... .068
1901........... .068
1902........... .070
1903........... .072
1904........... .072
1905........... .072
1906........... .074
1907.......... .078
1908........... .080
1909........... .081
1910........... .084
1911........... .085
1912........... .087
1913........... .089
1914........... .089
1915........... .088
1916........... .091
1917........... .112
1918........... .139
1919........... .155
1920........... .167



Per i-bbl.
bag. Bags. Per lb.
1.41 $0. 019
14.7 $0,711
.021
.729
1.37
14.7
.681
1.47
.020
14.7
.623
1.61
14.7
.020
14. 7
1.74
.575
.019
.577
1.73
.019
14.7
.601
1.66
.018
14.7
14. 9
.676
1. 48
.018
.696
1. 44
14.9
.018
.613
1.63
.018
14.9
1.64
.611
14.7
.019
.612
1.63
.020
14.7
.615
1. 63
.023
14.3
.656
1. 52
.023
13.9
.777
1. 29
.023
13.9
.777
13.9
1. 29
.023
.701
1. 43
13.5
.023
12.8
.760
1. 32
.026
12.5
.809
1.24
.028
.882
1.13
12.3
.028
11.9
.882
1.13
.028
1.20
11.8
.833
.028
11.5
.858
1.17
.030
11.2
1.23
.809
.030
11.2
.833
1.20
.032
11.4 1.029
.97
.033
.93
.034
11.0 1. 078
9.0 1.715
.58
.058
7.2 1.642
.61
.068
6.5 1. 764
.57
.064
.50
6.0 1.985
.065

Qts.

Per pk.
52.6 $0. 247
.264
47.6
50.0
.217
.254
50.0
.232
52.6
52.6
.208
.174
55.6
.211
55.6
55.6
.239
55.6
.218
.212
52.6
.264
50.0
43.5
.265
43.5
.260
.275
43.5
43.5
.249
43.5
.259
38.5
.270
35.7
.285
.285
35. 7
35.7
.255
35.7
.330
33.3
.330
33.3
.255
31.3
.270
30.3
.225
29.4
.405
17.2
.645
14.7
.480
15.6
.570
15.4
.945

Lbs.

Pks.

Per lb.
4.0 $0.069
3.8
.060
.056
4.6
3.9
.059
4.3
.055
4.8
.053
5.7
.056
4.7
.056
4.2
.059
4.6
.059
4.7
.061
3.8
.060
3.8
.056
3.8
.056
3.6
.059
4.0
.060
3.9
.057
3.7
.058
3.5
.059
3.5
.059
3.9
.060
.061
3.0
3.0
.063
3.9
.055
.059
‘3.7
4.4
.066
2.5
.080
1.6
.093
2.1
.097
.113
1.8
.194
1.1

Lbs.

14.5
16.7
17.9
16.9
18.2
18.9
17.9
17.9
16.9
16.9
16.4
16.7
17.9
17.9
16.9
16.7
17.5
17.2
16.9
16.9
16.7
16.4
15.9
18.2
16.9
15.2
12.5
10.8
10.3
8.8
5.2

52

RETAIL PRICES, 1013 TO DECEMBER, 1920.

COAL.
AVERAGE AND RELATIVE PRICES FOR THE UNITED STATES, JANUARY AND JU L Y ,
1913 TO 1919, JANUARY, AND JUNE TO DECEMBER, 1920.

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 were secured semi-annually,
on January 15 and July 15 until m 1920, when prices were secured
monthly, beginning with June.
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 and on January 15 and on the fifteenth of
each month from June to December, 1920. From the prices quoted
in the various cites 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 on other than
the 2,000-pound ton these prices have been converted to the 2,000pound base and included in the averages. All coals included in the
averages have been those used for household purposes. The rela­
tive figures have been determined by the following method: From
the prices of each kind of coal in January and July of the year 1913
an average has been made. The average prices in January and July
of each year have then been divided by the average price for 1913.

T able 7 — AVERAGE AND R EL A T IV E

PRICES OF COAL IN TON LOTS FO R TH E U N IT ED
STATES ON JA N U A R Y 15 AND JU L Y 15 OF EACH Y E A R , 1913 TO 1919, AND ON JA N U A R Y
15 AND TH E F IF T E E N T H OF EACH MONTH FROM JU N E TO D ECEM BER, 1920.

Pennsylvania anthracite, white ash.
Year and month.

Stove.

Chestnut.

Average Relative Average Relative
price. price. price. price.
1913:
Average tor year......................................
January......................................................
July............................................................
1914:
January................................ ....................
July............................................................
1915:
January................ ................ ...................
July......................................................
1916:
January......................................................
July...........................................................
1917:
January......................................................
July.............. . — ..................................
1918:
January......................................................
July..........................................................
1919:
January......................................................
July............................................................
1920:
January......................................................
June..........................................................
July................................................... .
August.,................................ ...................
September.......................... .....................
October.............. -............... .....................
November.................................................
December..................................................



$7.73
7.99
7.46
7.80
7.60
7.83
7.51
7.93
8.12
9.29
9.08
9.88
9.96
11.51
12.14
12.59
14.07
14.28
14.40
15.77
116.08
16.22
16.16

100
103
97
101
98
101
98
103
105
120
118
128
129
149
157
163
182
185
186
204
208
210
209

87.91
8.15
7.68
8.00
7.78
7.99
7.73
8.13
8.28
9.40
9.16
10.03
10.07
11.61
12.17
12.77
14.14
14.33
14.50
15.85
16.15
16.29
16.29

100
103
97
101
98
ioi
98
103
105
119
116
127
127
147
154
161
179
181
183
200
204
206
206

Bituminous.
Average Relative
price. price.
85.43
5.48
5.39
5.97
5.46
5.71
5.44
5.69
5.52
6.96
7.21
7.68
7.92
7.90
8.10
8.81
10.19
10.55
11.04
12.12
12.50
12. 53
12.30

100
101
99
110
101
105
100
105
102
128
133
141
146
145
149
162
187
194
203
223
230
230
226

Chart 29,
400
375
350

m

300
2T5

250

200
175
150

125

100

75

50
40
J u ly

JW».,

1913




J u ly
1914

Jan.

J u ly
1915

Jag.

J u ly
1910

Jan.

J u ly
1917

Jag.

J u ly
1918

Jan.

J u ly
191B

Jan.

J u ly
1920

SUMMARY OF PRICE CHANGES.

225

RETAIL PRICES, 1913 TO DECEMBER, 1920.
54
Chart 29 shows in graphic form the trend in the retail prices of
coal sirice 1913.
From January, 1913, to January, 1920, the retail price of Penn­
sylvania white-ash stove coal increased 58 per cent; chestnut, 57
per cent; and bituminous coal increased 61 per cent.
The percentages of increase in the prices from July, 1913, to July,
1920, were as follows: Stove, 91 per cent; chestnut, 87 per cent; and
bituminous, 96 per cent.
The price of coal was highest in November, 1920, when the price
of Pennsylvania anthracite, stove size, was 110 per cent; chestnut,
106 per cent; and bituminous, 130 per cent above the average prices
in 1913.
AVERAGE PRICES, B Y CITIES, JANUARY AND JUNE TO DECEMBER, 1920.

In Table D (pp. 161 to 163) are given the average retail prices of
coal on January 15 and on the 15th of each month from June to
December, 1920, 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 where these coals are used more than is the
Pennsylvania. All prices are based on the ton of 2,000 pounds,
unless otherwise specified.
Prices of coal are given only for the cities in which prices are sched­
uled for food.
GAS.
AVERAGE AND RELATIVE PRICES TOR THE UNITED STATES, APRIL 15, 1907 TO 1920.

Previous to 1916 prices were secured from gas companies on April
15 and October 15 of each year. Beginning with 1916, prices have
been secured but once a year, on April 15, and, for purposes of com­
parison, only the April prices are shown in this bulletin.
Table 8 gives average and relative prices of manufactured gas on
April 15 of each year, taken collectively, for 33 cities from 1907 to
1912 and for 43 cities from 1913 to 1920. For the determination of
the relative figures, the average price in each year, 1907 to 1920,
has been divided by the average price on April 15, 1913. As may
be seen in the table, the average price of manufactured gas was
higher from 1907 to 1910 than it was in 1913. In 1911 it was the
same price as in 1913, #nd in 1912 it was lower again. From 1913
to 1918 there was very little change. In 1919 the price was 9 per
cent higher than that for 1913 and in 1920 it was 5 per cent higher
than in 1919, which made the price for 1920 15 per cent higher than
that of 1913. The price in 1920, however, was only 9 per cent above
the price in 1907.




Chart 30.

SUMMARY OF PRICE CHANGES,




or
cn

56

RETAIL PRICES, 1£13 TO DECEMBER, 1920.

Chart 30 shows in graphic form the trend in the retail price of gas
since 1907 in these 43 cities.
T able 8 .—A V ERAG E AND R E L A T IV E PR IC ES OF M ANUFACTURED GAS FO R HO USE­
HOLD U S E , P E R 1,000 CUBIC F E E T , ON A P R IL 16 OF EACH Y E A R , 1907 TO 1900, FO R 43
CITIES, COMBINED,

{Average price April, 1913=100.]

April 15—
1907..............................................
19QS..............................................
1909..............................................
1910..............................................
1911...............................................
1912..............................................
1913..............................................

Average Relative
net
price. price.
SO. 99
.99
.98
.97
. 95
.93
.95

104
104
103
102
100
98
100

April 15—
1914...........................................
1915.........................................
1916..............................................
1917..............................................
1918..............................................
1919...............................................
1920..............................................

Average Relative
net
price. price.
$0.94
.93
.92
.92
.95
1.04
1.09

99
98
97
97
100
109
115

AVERAGE PRICES, B Y CITIES, APRIL 15, 1907 TO 1920.

Prices of gas are given in this bulletin only for the cities in which
prices are scheduled for food. In most of 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 manufac­
tured! and natural gas and for manufactured and natural gas, mixed.
Table E (p. 164) shows the average net prices for the first 1,000
cubic feet of gas for household use on April 15 of each year, 1907 to
1920, by cities. Prices of gas are shown in this bulletin for years
prior to 1020 because they have not been previously published as
city averages for the years 1907 to 1913. It was desirable, therefore,
to publish these prices together in order that the trend in prices
might be followed for the entire period for which prices have been
secured.
DRY GOODS*
AVERAGE PRICES FOR THE UNITE© STATES, FEBRU A RY 15, MAY 15, AUGUST IS, AND
OCTOBER 15, 1920.

Prices of dry goods have been secured on May 15 and October 15
of each year from 1915 to 1920. In 1919 and 1920 prices were also
secured on February 15 and August 15. Prices of 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 fol­
lowing 10 articles : Calico, percale, apron gingham, dress gingham,
muslin, sheetings, sheets, outing flannel, worn flannel, and cotton
blankets.
Table 9 gives for the United States average retail prices of 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,
based on the year 1913, could be shown as prices for these articles
were first secured in 1915.




57

SUMMARY OF PRICE CHANGES.

T able 9 .— AVERAGE RETAIL PRICES OF SPECIFIED ARTICLES OF DRY GOODS ON

MAY 15 AND OCTOBER 15, OF EACH YEAR, 1915 to 1920, AND ON FEBRUARY 15 AND AU­
GUST 15, 1919 AND 1920, FOR THE UNITED STATES.
1916

1915
Article.
Calico, 24 to 25 inch...........................
Percale................................................
Gingham, apron, 27 to 28 inch..........
Gingham, dress, 27 inch...................
Gingham, dress, 32inch...................
Muslin, bleached...............................
Sheeting, bleached, 9-4....................
Sheets, bleached, 81 x 90..................
Outing flannel, 27 to 28 inch...........
Flannel, white, wool, 27 inch..........
Blankets, cotton, 66 x 80..................
*

Unit.

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

1918

May Oct. May Oct. May Oct. May Oct.
15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15.

Yard.... $0,065 $0,066 $0,075 $0,082 $0.100 $0.127 $0.202 $0,238
.129 .128 .135 .148 .181 .222 .326 .394
...d o....... .081 .081 .094 .098 .123 .163 .264 .290
...d o....... .120 .120 .126 .136 .169 .218 .310 .358
...d o....... .175 .176 .192 .202 .228 .280 .402 .543
...d o....... .108 .109 .117 .129 .154 .207 .312 .344
... do....... .314 .320 .359 .394 .444 .553 .754 .829
Each__ .819 .839 .940 1.028 1.179 1.438 1.916 2.081Yard.... .114 .115 .120 .132 .157 .193 .324 .378
...d o....... 0)
(9 (9 .754 .875 1.099 1.002
Pair....... (9 0)
(9 (9 (9 3.128 3.643 4. 726 5.884
1919

Article.

1917

Unit.

1920

Feb. May Aug. Oct. Feb. May Aug. Oct.
15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15.

Yard.... $0.183 $0.175 $0,205 $0.216 $0,246 $0,260
.. .do....... .350 .356 .390 .409 .478 .515
...d o....... .252 .227 .262 .276 .316 .335
...d o....... .327 .319 .347 .362 .416 .448
...d o....... .522 .539 .565 .581 .644 .687
...d o....... .285 .277 .357 .372 .439 .465
.774 .741 .875 .907 1.059 1.147
Each__ 1.933 1.869 2.181 2.266 2.583 2.806
Yard.... .330 .307 .341 .349 .384 .417
...d o....... .930 .945 .934 1.035 1.126 1.159
Pair....... 5.762 5.821 5.869 6.108 6.324 6.291

$0.259
.528
.336
.477
.723
.452
1.134
2. 806
.466
1.194
6.494

$0.222
.434
.269
.395
.663
.345
1.030
2.554
.390
1.208
6.425

1 Prices not secured until May, 1917.
A V E R A G E P R I C E S , B Y C IT IE S , F E B R U A R Y 15, M A Y 15, A U G U S T 15, A N D O C T O B E R 15,
1920.

Since 1915, when a city has been added to the list of cities report­
ing prices of food, prices of the 10 articles of dry goods specified
above have been secured from that city for the next reporting month
following the date when prices of food were secured.
As may be seen in Table F. (j>p. 165 to 170), prices of most of the
10 articles of dry goods were higher in August, 1920, than in any
other month for which prices were secured.




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RETAIL PRICES, 1913 TO DECEMBER, 1920.

SCOPE OF 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 51 cities:

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.
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, Va.
Rochester, N. Y.
St. Louis, Mo.
St. Paul, Minn.
Salt Lake City, Utah.
San Francisco, Calif.
Savannah, Ga.
Scranton, Pa.
Seattle, Wash.
Springfield, 111.
Washington, D. C.

At the beginning o the year 1913, prices were received by the
bureau from 39 of tb above-named 51 cities i. The 12 other cities
were added to the list n the following dates:
Bridgeport, Conn., October, 1916.
Butte, Mont., January, 1915.
Columbus, Ohio, June, 1916.
Houston, Tex., May, 1918.
Mobile, Ala., April, 1918.
Norfolk, Ya., April, 1918.
Peoria, 111., May, 1918.
Portland, Me., June, 1918.
Rochester, N. Y., May, 1916.
St. Paul, Minn., June, 1913.
Savannah, Ga., January, 1920.
Springfield, 111., May, 1914.

Retail prices are shown, therefore, for 39 cities from the beginning
of 1913 and for the remaining 12 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
cash 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.,
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



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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 62 to 65 of this
bulletin which show the methods of cutting beef in New York, Provi­
dence, Chicago, and New Orleans. 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 include
in 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 cities 9 for each of 19 articles of food.10 Since 1913, the num­
ber 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 bereau, 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.11 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
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 51 cities by dividing the
SCOPE AND METHOD OF OBTAINING PRICES.

E

9 See page 58.
10 Sirloin steak, round steak,rib roast, chuck roast, plate boiling beef, pork chops, bacon, ham, lard, lamb,
hens, flour, com 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 the
August, 1918, issue of the Monthly Labor Review; for chuck roast and plate beef until the March, 1919,
issue of the Monthly Labor Review.
11 Evaporated milk, oleomargarine, nut margarine, Crisco, rolled oats, com flakes, Cream of Wheat, mac­
aroni, cabbage, baked beans, canned com, canned peas, canned tomatoes, bananas, and oranges.

72448°—22----- 5




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RETAIL, PRICES, 1913 TO DECEMBER, 1920.

sum of all prices for each article by the total number of firms reporting
prices of each article.
Relative prices of 23 food articles, obtained by comparing the prices
in each month from January, 1913, to December, 1920, with the
average price in the year 1913, are shown, month by month, 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. For
each city average and relative pricesvare given in this bulletin for
each month of 1920 and for the year 1920, only.12
From the average retail prices of 22 articles of food,13 and the aver­
age family consumption oi each of these articles, an average family
expenditure has been computed for each month from January, 1913,
to December, 1920, by cities, and for the United States. Each article
is weighted according to its importance in the food consumption of
the family. For each city the average price of the unit of each
article of iood is multiplied by the number of units consumed by 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 computed from the individual firm quotations
in all the cities. The average price of each article is then multiplied
by the average consumption of each article in the United States.
Weighting the food articles in this way according to the quantities
consumed gives each article its proper influence on the prices of food
articles taken together.
Not 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 m the price of pota­
toes is of more consequence in that geographical section than in the
other sections.
For convenience, the 51 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.
New York, N. Y .
Philadelphia, Pa.
Pittsburgh, Pa.
Portland, Me.
Providence. R. I.
Rochester, N. Y.
Scranton, Pa.

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

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

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

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

&________________
12 Average and relative prices are given by cities for each month and year, January, 1913, to December,
1919, in Bulletin No. 270, pp. 70 to 441.
13 Thef ollowing are the 22 articles, weighted according to the consumption of the average family: Sirloin
steak, round steak, rib roast, chuck roast, plate boiling beef, pork chops, bacon, ham, lard, hens, flour,
com meal, eggs, butter, milk, bread, potatoes, sugar, cheese, rice, coffee, ana tea. These are all the articles,
with 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 14 consumed
annually per family are given below by geographical sections and for
the United States as a whole.15
SCOPE AND METHOD OF OBTAINING PRICES.

FOOD WEIGHTS—ANNUAL CONSUMPTION PER FAMILY.
Article.

United North South North South Western.
States. Atlantic. Atlantic. Central. Central.

Unit.

Sirloin steak............................. Pound---Round steak............................. ...d o ..........
Rib roast.............. .................... ...d o ..........
Chuck roast............................... .. .do..........
Plate beef.................. . .............. _..do..........
Pork chops................................ .. .do..........
. .do..........
Bacon. . . __ ..
Ham............................................ .. .do..........
Lard..................................'........ .. .do..........
Hens........................................ .. .do..........
Bread.......................................... ...d o.......... /\
Flour........................................... ...d o..........
Corn meal................................. .. .do..........
Eggs............................................ Dozen.......
Butter......................................... Pound___
Potatoes...................................... .. .do..........
...d o ..........
Sugar................. ...............
Milk............................................. Quart.......
Cheese......................................... Pound___
Rice............................................. __do...........
Coffee.......................................... __do...........
Tea......................................... ..'d o ..........
I

70
70
70
70
70
114
55
55
84
68
2 253
3 225
454
227
85
117
882
269
355
16
25
47
11

i 70
i 70
i 70
i 70
i 70
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
111
120
74
2 197
3 175
568
284
91
102
666
240
192
15
49
61
8

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
63
128
124
124
143
53
2 200
3 178
653
327
85
89
798
246
221
19
47
71
5

70
70
70
70
70
28
38
38
49
54
2 255
3 227
301
151
40
109
618
257
324
4
10
25
6

1 For Boston, Mass.; Fall River, Mass.; Manchester, N. H.; New Haven, Conn.; Portland, Me.; and
Providence, R. I., where plate beef is not quoted, a weighting of 88 is given to each of the other four
cuts of beef.
2 Weightings used with prices for 16 ounces of dough.
3 Weightings used with prices for one pound baked weight. Beginning with January, 1918, prices of
bread are quoted by the bureau for 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 with prices for the pound baked
loaf, the weights which were formerly used with 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 Dasis 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 city in the year 1913 has been taken as
the base for that city, and index numbers have been computed for
each month, January, 1913, to December, 1920, and for each year,
1914 to 1920. These index numbers show the trend in the retail
cost of these 22 foods 14in 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 B EE F.

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.
14 See footnote 2 on p. 2.
15 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 United States Bureau of Labor
Statistics, Appendix A.



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62

METHOD OF CUTTING MEAT IN NEW YORK CITY!
20. Navel.
Porterhouse steak.
9. Leg beef.
Skirt steak.
Sirloin steak.
10. Prime rib (6).
11. Blade rib (3).
Round trimmings.
Round steak.
12. Cross rib.
Suet and cod.
Bottom round.
13. Chuck steak (4) ribs.
Trimmings and drop.
Flank steak.
14. Shoulder soup meat.
Kidney.
Outside flank.
15. Chuck soup meat and top.
Thick flank.
Shop fat.
16. Shin meat.
Large bones.
Cod fat.
6. Rump.
17. Brisket (4) ribs.
Fat given away.
7. Top sirloin.
18. Plate (3) first.
Shop bones.
19. Plate.
8. Horseshoe.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

1 Chart published by permission of Chas. Gumz, publisher, The Scientific and Modem Retail Butcher.




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63

37. Flat rib.
25. Blade roast.
13. Vein steak.
1. Trimmed steak.
38. Thick plate.
26. Bones.
2. Trimmed steak.
14. Bottom round.
39. Thick plate.
27. Chuck roast.
15. Stew meat.
3. Trimmed steak.
40. Shin.
28. Rolled roast.
4. Trimmed steak.
16. Aitch bone.
41. Shin.
29. Boned neck.
17. Trimmed flank.
5. Rib roast.
42. Lean trimmings.
30. Bones.
6. Rib roast.
18. Cod fat.
43. Brisket tallow.
31. Tallow.
19. Shin.
7. Suet.
44. Brisket bones.
32. Trimmed brisket.
8. Lean trimmings. 20. Shin.
45. Tallow.
33. Trimmed brisket.
9. Tallow.
21. Tallow.
46. Bones.
34. Sticken.
10. Bones.
22. Bones.
35. Navel.
23. Rib roast.
11. Kidney.
36. Butcher’s mark.
12. Top round.
24. Rib roast.
1 Chart copyrighted by Mr. M. H. Wallace, deceased, but published by permission of Mr. Edwin Tetlow,
o f the Butchers, Grocers, and Marketmen’s Association of Rhode Island.



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RETAIL PRICES, 1913 TO DECEMBER, 1920.

METHOD OF CUTTING BEEF IN CHICAGO, ILL.*
1. Shank.
10. Short ribs.
2. Round.
11. Flank.
3. Rump.
12. Plate.
4. Sirloin.
13. Brisket.
14. Chuck.
5. Pin bone.
6. Porterhouse.
15. Shoulder cled.
7,8,9. Prime ribs.
16. Neck.
1 Chart published by permission of Armour & Co., Chicago, 111.




SCOPE AND METHOD OE




65

OBTAINING PRICES.

BA*

6. Plate.

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RETAIL PRICES, 1913 TO DECEMBER, 1920,

HIND QUARTER.
Loin—Concluded.
Rib—Concluded.
Round:
5, 6. Double-bone sirloin steak. 3. Seventh and eighth rib roast.
Rump—
7. Hip-bone sirloin steak.
4. Sixth rib roast.
1. Rump.
8. Hip-bone porterhouse steak. Chuck:
Round—rump and shank off— 9-15. Regular porterhouse steak. 1. Fifth rib roast.
2. Round steak, first cut.
16-18. Club steaks.
2-9. Chuck steaks.
3,13. Round steaks.
Flank:
10-13. Pot roasts.
14. Round steak, last cut.
1. Flank steak.
14. Clod.
2. Stew.
15. Knuckle soup bone.
15. Neck.
16. Pot roast.
Plate:
Hind shank.
FORE QUARTER.
1. Brisket.
Inin:
Rib:
2. Navel.
1. Butt-end sirloin steak.
1. Eleventh and twelfth rib 3,4. Rib ends.
2. Wedge-bone sirloin steak.
roast.
Fore shank.
3,4. Round-bone sirloin steak.
2. Ninth and tenth rib roast.
1 Chart reprinted from U. S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Bulletin No. 228, p. 35.



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As previously stated, methods of cutting beef vary considerably
in different cities and affect retail prices. Prices are also affected by
the grade or quality of meat and by the custom of trimming bone
and iat from cuts before weighing. 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, Chicago, and New Orleans styles, and these
diagrams are given in addition to the diagram whicn may be used
for general reference. As may be seen in the diagrams on pages 62
to 64, which show the methods of cutting beef in Chicago, New York,
and Providence, the cut known as trimmed steak or “ sirloin steak”
(numbers 3 and 4) in Providence is known in New York as “ porter­
house” (number 1), and the cut known in New York as “ top sirloin”
(number 7) is known in Providence as “ vein steak” or a grade of
round steak (number 13).
One of the distinguishing characteristics of the New Orleans method
is the length of all cuts and the manner of cutting the shoulder.
The shoulder is lifted from the carcass and cut into steaks. This
part of the carcass is designated by the term “ Seven Steaks,” on
account of the shape of the shoulder blade, when cut. Another
feature is that in separating the sirloin from the round the bone is
followed. This gives a larger sirloin and smaller round than in most
cities.
A majority of the firms that furnish quotations for cuts, as quoted
in this report, buy meat by the whole, half, or quarter carcass. Some
of them also buy rounds, loins, or ribs of beef. These are bought
when there is a great demand for round, sirloin, or porterhouse steak,
or for prime rib roast, or when there is little demand for cuts such
as brisket, chuck, neck, and plate.
The carcass is divided into halves or sides by sawing and chopping
through the center of the backbone. The half or side is separated
into the hind quarter and the fore quarter by cutting through from
the belly between two ribs to and through the backbone. The cut
varies in different cities and may be between any two ribs from the
ninth to the thirteenth, or immediately after the thirteenth rib,
counting from the rib in the shoulder ana brisket which corresponds
to the collar bone in the human being.
The hind quarter is usually separated into cuts, loin and round,
by cutting either as shown by the heavy line AB in the diagram or
as shown by the line XCB as shown in the general diagram on page 66.
Owing to the methods of quartering as described above, the loin
of beef in some cities has from one to four ribs in it. These ribs
are sold as roast or as porterhouse or club steak. If sold as steak
the ribs are usually removed before weighing.
The loin is cut into sirloin and porterhouse steaks and flank. The
cut commonly known as “ sirloin” steak, for which prices are quoted
in all except four cities, is cut parallel to the whole cut surface of the
thick or butt end of the loin and includes all cuts with any part of
the hip bone in them. These cuts are known as “rump” steak in
Fall River, Mass. The other cuts of the loin of beef, those from the
small end next to the ribs, with no part of the hip bone in them,
SCOPE AND METHOD OF OBTAINING PRICES.




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RETAIL PRICES, 1915 TO DECEMBER, 1920.

are commonly known as “ porterhouse,” but in Boston, Mass., Man­
chester, N. H., Philadelphia, Pa., and Providence, R. I., these steaks
are cut obliquely, giving more meat surface than in perpendicular
cuts. They are called “ sirloin” steak, and the prices quoted for
these four cities are for these cuts. There is in these four cities, owing
to methods of dividing the round from the loin, no cut that corre­
sponds to “ sirloin” in other cities.
The round of beef is divided into two cuts or pieces, round and
rump, as shown in the diagrams.
The round has the leg bone in it and consists of the round and the
shank. “ Whole” or “ top” round steaks are cut from the round.
Whole round steak is cut through parallel to the full cut surface of
round and includes top round, bottom round, and a cut of the leg
bone of the thickness of the steak.
Top round is a cut from the inside of the leg. It extends through
to the leg bone and to the tissue or membrane which marks the 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 ^11 markets in which “ top ” is cut it does
not include a cut of the bone, but in a few markets it includes a cut
of the bone and a very small part of the bottom round. Markets
that sell top round steak sell the bottom for pot roast or Hamburg
steak, or use it for sausage meat.
The rump is from the top of the hip near the tail bone, includes part
of the hip bone, and is called rump roast in almost all cities, and
bouillon or butcher’s roast in a few cities.
The fore quarter is divided into rib, chuck, plate, and shank. The
shank is removed by cutting through the shoulder joint or by cutting
and sawing through the leg bone below that joint. The plate is sepa­
rated from the rib and the chuck by cutting through the ribs begin­
ning near the middle of the rib next to the cut which separates the
half or side of beef into the hind quarter and fore quarter and running
parallel to the backbone to the point where the shank was removed.
The nearer the line or cut to the backbone the shorter the rib of beef,
the more desirable the cuts of roast beef, and the higher priced.
The rib of beef is usually separated from the chuck by cutting
between the fifth and sixth ribs to and through the backbone, counting
from the rib in the shoulder nearest the neck. It usually includes
eight ribs, two of which have the thin back part of the shoulder blade
in them. The cuts of rib roast for which prices are quoted do not
have any part of the shoulder blade in them, are called prime rib
roast, and sell for 10 to 12 cents per pound more than the two ribs or
cuts with part of the shoulder blade in them. Some markets in some
cities cut rib roast short and trim off part of the backbone before
weighing.
The chuck extends from the point where the rib of beef and chuck
are separated to and including the neck. The prices quoted for
chuck roast are for the best cut, which is next to the butt end of the
rib of beef. In some markets the chuck is cut into 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



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first 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.
In many cities no bone or fat is trimmed from sirloin, porterhouse,
or round steak before weighing, while in others the trimming varies
from cutting off a very small portion to cutting off approximately all
bone and fat before the steaks are weighed. Steaks are usually
trimmed more before weighing in cities in the North Atlantic States
than elsewhere. In almost all cities rib roast is trimmed after
weighing by cutting off part of the backbone and by ribbing, or cut­
ting out ribs. Markets m cities where steaks and roasts are trimmed
after weighing sell bone and fat twice, first to purchasers of steak
and roast, and second to buyers of scraps, bone, and suet.
SCOPE AND METHOD OF OBTAINING PRICES.

PO R K CH O PS.

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

Prices are reported by each dealer for the best grade of smoked
bacon that he sells in any considerable quantity to families of wage
earners.
No fancy bacon, ready sliced, in glass jars or other small packages
is quoted.
The prices quoted are in most cases for bacon sliced when sold,
but in some cities the dealers sell relatively little sliced bacon, and
therefore have quoted prices for bacon by the piece. These prices
of piece bacon have not been included in the city averages for the
sliced bacon, but have been included in the average for the United
States for bacon.
HAM .

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

All quotations are for “ pure” lard, with the exception of a few for
“pure leaf.” No “ compound” lard is quoted. The great majority
of quotations are for “ tub” lard (lard sold in bulk). Some quota­



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tions, however, are for lard in pails. Tub lard is quoted by the
pound. Where lard is sold by the pail, the price is quoted per pail,
the net weight being ffiven in each case, and the price quoted has been
reduced to the pound basis.
L E G O F L A M B , 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 (“ year­
ling”) varies from approximately 9 to 18 months*
H EN S.

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

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

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




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71

C H EESE.

The quotations for cheese represent the kind known as “full
cream ” or “ whole milk.” The cheese quoted is principally New York
or Wisconsin, but in the western division some quotations have been
furnished oh local cheese, such as Oregon, California, and Utah.
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
“ raw” or “ pasteurized.”
All quotations are from dairies, either the original producer or a
milk dealer, and none are from grocers.
The method of sale is in some cases by the quart, a bill being ren­
dered monthly for the quantity actually served. Sometimes a slight
reduction is made for cash payment when the bill is rendered. In
other cases a certain number of tickets, each exchangeable for 1
quart of milk, is sold for $1, usually with a slight gain to the consumer.
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 for 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 for 16 ounces of dough, to prices for
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 of fancy, special, graham, rye, and restaurant breads have
been excluded.
FLOUR.

Flour is quoted by the eighth-barrel bag in the majority of the
cities. In the western cities, nowever, most of the quotations are for
the fourth-barrel^ while in certain southern cities—Jacksonville,
Charleston, Mobile, New Orleans, Norfolk, and Richmond—a
majority of the sales are for quantities less than the eighth-barrel.
There are, in most of the cities, a number of quotations by the poinad.
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.16
O n D ec. 25, 1917, th e m iller’s regulation of th e F ood A d m in istration , requiring th a t flour sh ou ld b e
95 per cen t stan d ard w ar flour, b ecam e effective. T h is m ea n t th a t in th e m illin g process 5 per cen t o f th e
lo w grades could b e extracted. O n F eb . 28,1918, a regulation becam e effective th a t no extraction should
be m ade, an d th a t flour m u st b e m arketed as 100 per cen t w h ea t flour. T h is regulation w as rem oved
D ec. 17,1918.



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RETAIL PRICES, 1913 TO DECEMBER, 1920.
CORN M EAL.

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

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

All quotations for potatoes are for the article known in many
localities as “ Irish” potatoes, which signifies the “ white” potato in
contradistinction to the “ sweet.”
New potatoes have been quoted by the dealer only when they
form the bulk of his sales. The peck, or fractional part of a peck,
is the unit of sale for many cities, although in many eastern cities
potatoes are sold by the pound. In the West potatoes are usually
sold by the 100-pound lot, but during the summer there is a demand
for smaller quantities. All prices, however, have been reduced to
the pound basis.
SU G A R .

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




SCOPE AND METHOD OF OBTAINING PRICES.

73

C A N N E D SALM O N.

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 or 16 ounces, and of the small can from
7J to 8 ounces. All prices have been reduced to the pound basis.
O N IO N S .

The quotations on onions are for the variety in common use.
In most localities the yellow onion predominates, but in some cities
the red onion forms the bulk of sales. New onions from the South,
or other varieties, have been quoted when they replace the yellow
or red onions.
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 by the pound.
Prices, when given on the quart basis, have been reduced to the
pound.
PRU NES.

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 the most of the prices are given are the seeded
raisins in packages. In some cases, prices of seedless raisins have
been given. The net weight of these packages varies from 15 to 16
ounces in the “ pound” package, and from 10 to 12 ounces in the
smaller package. The majority of the quotations are given on the
pound package. The prices of the smaller packages have been con­
verted to the pound basis.
E V A P O R A T E D M IL K .

The prices given for evaporated milk are for 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



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RETAIL PRICES, 1913 TO DECEMBER, 1920.

ter substitutes made from animal fat, although some grades include
small quantities of vegetable oils for purposes of coloring and cheap­
ness. Prices are given by the pound.
N U T M A R G A R IN E .

Under this term are included butter substitutes made from vege­
table oils only. Prices are given for standard grades and are quoted
by the pound.
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.
RO LLED O A TS.

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

Prices are quoted for standard brands in the 8-ounce package, and
are published for this quantity.
CREAM O F W H EA T.

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
4^ to 16 ounces, but on whatever size of package the quotation has
been given the price has been reduced to the pound basis by using
the net weight of the package as reported by dealers.
CABBAGE.

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

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



SCOPE AND METHOD OF OBTAINING PKICES.

75

CANNED CORN.

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

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

Tomatoes are graded into fancy and standard. The standard in
the No. 2 size can is sold in nearly all cities. In the East, the No. 3
can is used extensively, while in the West the No. can is sold
almost exclusively. In the West, fruit is packed in the No. 2J size
can. This accounts for this same size being used for tomatoes.
When the production of tomatoes in the East is small, these No. 2 \
cans from the West come upon the Eastern markets. Prices are
given in most cities for the No. 2 can. However, in those cities
where the No. 3 can or the No. 2J can is most generally sold, the
average has been computed for this size. In the averages for the
United States, however, only prices for the No. 2 can nave been
included.
BANANAS-

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

S

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 by the
dozen.
COAL.

This bulletin shows the average retail prices of coal on January
15 and July 15 of each year, 1913 to 1920, for the United States.
Prices are given by cities for January 15, 1920, and for the 15th of
each month from June to December, 1920. In addition to the
average prices, relative prices, based on the average price in the year
1913, are given for the United States.17 The prices shown for each
17 F or p ic e s of coal b y dities for each m o n th from January, 1913, to D ecem ber, 1919, see B u lletin N o. 270
of th e B ureau o f L abor S tatistics, R e ta il P rices, p p . 442 to 447.

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RETAIL PRICES, 1913 TO DECEMBER, 1920.

city are those quoted on cpal for retail trade for household use.
From the individual firm quotations average prices for each city
have been computed. Prices are shown for Pennsylvania white-ash
anthracite, both in stove and chestnut sizes, and for Colorado,
Arkansas, and New Mexico anthracite in those cities where these
coals are more generally sold than is the Pennsylvania coal.
The prices shown for bituminous coal are averages for the several
kinds used. 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 for coal are shown only for the cities from which prices of
food are secured by this bureau. Practically all sales are made on
the basis of a 2,000-pound “ ton lot.” Baltimore, Charleston, Phila­
delphia, Pittsburgh, and Washington are the only cities selling coal
by the 2,240-pound ton. All other cities have quoted prices for a
2,000-pound ton, and, unless otherwise specified, average prices by
cities are shown in this bulletin for the 2,000-pound ton. All prices
reported for other than the 2,000-pound ton have been converted
to this base for the purpose of computing averages for the United
States.
GAS.

This bulletin gives prices for gas on April 15 of each year, 1907 to
1920, 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, how­
ever, there is in each city only one company distributing gas for
household use: Boston, New York, Pittsburgh, Scranton, and
Washington. In addition to the average prices, relative prices,
based on the average price in the year 1913, are given for the United
States.
The prices given are for the first 1,000 cubic feet and are the net
rates charged for gas for household use as distinguished from use by
manufacturing plants and industrial establishments. Where a
sliding scale of prices based on amount consumed was reported, the
price for 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
manufactured and natural gas, mixed.
DRY GOODS.

In this bulletin 18 retail prices are given for the following 10 arti­
cles 19 of dry goods: Calico, percale, apron gingham, dress gingham,
muslin, sheeting, sheets, outing flannel, wool flannel, ana cotton
blankets. For the United States prices are shown for May 15 and
October 15 of each year, 1915 to 1920, and for February 15 and
August 15, 1919 and 1920. Prices are shown by cities for the 15th
of February, May, August, and October, 1920.
is For prices of dry goods, by cities, each year, 1915 to 1919, see Bulletin No. 270 of the Bureau of
Labor Statistics, Retail Prices, pp. 449 to 461.
is Prices were not secured for wool flannel and cotton blankets until May, 1917.



EXPLANATION OF TABLES.

77

The dry goods Stores from which 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 have 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 of standard
brands only have been included in these averages. In no case do
the prices mclude those for “ seconds” or “ milkends,” and neither
“cut rate” prices nor “ special sale” prices are included.
EXPLANATION OF TABLES.
Table A .— A verage an d relative retail prices o f specified fo o d articles ,
fo r the United States , 1913 to 1920 , by months and years {pp. 80 to
89).— 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
1920, and only average prices for 5 other articles carried since 1915
and ior 15 additional articles for which prices were first secured in
1919. Prices for 1 other article are not secured monthly.
In this bulletin comparisons are made with the year 1913 as the
base, because this was the last year of normal prewar prices.
The relative prices for each article, as published in this table, for
each month prior to January, 1918, have been obtained by converting
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 pound,
scaling weight; that is, 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 pre­
vious months based on 16 ounces of dough have been converted to
prices for 18 ounces of dough, as 18 ounces is the average scaling
weight for a baked loaf weighing a pound.
Table B .— A verage retail prices o f specified fo o d articles in 1913 and
1920 a n d fo r each m o n th o f1920fo r each o f 51 cities {p p .9 0 to H O ). —For
each city the average money prices of each article in each month
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. An average has been made of
the monthly averages in each city for the determination of the yearly
average price of each article.
Table C.— R elative retail prices o f 23 fo o d articles: 1920 an d each
month o f 1920 com pared w ith 1913. f o r each o f 39 cities {p p . 141 to
160). —The relative prices for each article in each city have been

obtained by dividing the average money price for each article in
each month of 1920 and for the year 1920 by the average money
price of each article in the year 1913.
The index numbers showing the trend in the retail cost of these 22
foods combined as compared with the average cost for the year 1913
have been obtained by dividing the average family expenditure for
these 22 foods in each city for each month of 1920 and for the year
1920 by the average expenditure in that city for the year 1913. The



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RETAIL PRICES, 1913 TO DECEMBER, 1929.

same method of computing the average family expenditure has been
followed as explained for Table 1, on page 4. Index numbers
could be shown only for the cities from which prices were secured in
1913.
Table D .— Average retail prices o f coal per ton o f 2,000 pounds,
J a n u a ry, an d Ju n e to December, 1920, by cities (pp. 161 to 168 ).—
From the prices quoted by individual coal firms, city averages 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 2,000pound ton have been so specified by note.
•Table E .— N et price o f gas fo r household use per 1,000 cubic fe e t on
A p r il 15 o f each year, 1907 to 1920, by cities (p. 164). —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 F .— Average retail prices o f specified articles o f d ry goods on
February, M ay, A ugust, and October, 1920, by cities (pp. 165 to 170 ).—
From the prices quoted by individual dry goods firms, averages have
been computed for each of 10 articles of dry goods, in each city.
Prices on standard brands, only, have been included in the averages.







GENERAL TABLES

80

RETAIL PRICES, 1913 TO DECEMBER, 1920.

T able

A .—AVERAGE AND RELATIVE RETAIL PRICES OF SPECIFIED
UNITED STATES.
[Average prices for 1913==*100. Relative figures are given in nearest whole numbers.]
Sirloin steak Round steak Rib roast Chuck roast Plate beef Pork chops
(pound). (pound).
(pound). (pound). (pound).
(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: A v. fo r y e a r ... $0.254

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

.238
.239
.247
.255
.256
.259
.264
.264
.263
.257
.254
.251

100 $0.223

94
94
97
101
101.
102
104
104
103
101
100
99

100 $0.198

1914: A v. fo r y e a r ...

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

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

.259

102

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

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

.236

1915: A v . fo r y e a r ...

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

.257

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

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

101

1916: A v. fo r y e a r ...

.273

108

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

.256
.257
.263
.270
.277
.288
.286
.284
.283
.275
. 27<X
.269

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

1917: A v. fo r y e a r ...

.276
.288
.295
.317
.323
.328
.327
.329
.333
.329
.316
.320

.315

124

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




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

100 $0.160

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

.188 95 .149
.188 95 .149
.194 98 .156
.200 101 .162
.200 101 . 161
.201 102 .163
.202 102 .164
.202 102 .165
.201 101 .164
.200 101 .164
.198 100 .163
.199 100 .162

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

106

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

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

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

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

.230

103

.201

101

.161

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

.245

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

.290

130

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

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

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

.204

103

.167

.199 101 .162
.197 100 .159
.195 99 .157
.197 100 .158
.201 101 .161
.203 103 .164
.206 104 .165
.205 104 .164
.204 103 .163
.203 102 .162
.201 101 .159
.198 100 .158

100 $0.121

.111 92 .187
.113 93 .189
.118 98 .203
.122 101 .216
.122 101 .209
.122 101 .208
.122 101 .217
.122 101 .219
.123 102 .228
.123 102 .226
.124 102 .215
.124 102 .203

100 $0.210

100

104

104

.207
.210
.209
.217.223
.216
.223
.251
.237
.230
.218
.195

.220

105

.203

96

.227

108

93
93
98
101
101
102
103
103
103
103
102
101

102
103
102
103
103
104
106
109
108
106
104
103
101

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

.126

.123
.124
.124
.124
.125
.125
.126
.130
.130
.128
.127
.125
.121

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

102
102
102
102
103
103
104
107
107
106
105
103
100

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

.212
no .201 107 .171 107 .120 106
.128
101 .159 99
99
.201 102 .159 99 .121 100
.206 104 .164 103 .124 102
.211 106 .169 106 .127 105
.217 no .175 109 .130 107
.224 113 .181 113 .134 111
.221 112 .179 112 .132 109
.219 111 .176 no .129 107
.218 no .176 no .130 107
.213 108 .173 108 .128 106

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

.210
.211

106 .171
106 .169

.249

126

.209

.217 109 .174
.226 114 .185
.233 118 .204
.252 127 .209
.258 130 .215
.261 132 .219
.258 130 .219
.256 129 .217
.260 131 . 219
.258 130 .218
.251 127 .211
.254 128 .215

/89
90
97
103
100
99
103
104
108
107
102
97
99
100
100
103
106
103
106
119
113
no
104
93

.185 88
.179 85
.178 85
.197 94
.209 99
.206 98
.211 100
.216 103
.225 107
.231 n o
.208 99
. 184 87

107 .128
106 .128

.187
.194
.218
.225
.229
.231
.234
.244
.262
.248
106 .234
106 .223

89
92
104
107
109
no
111
116
125
118
111
106

131

130

.319

152

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

.157

.131 108 .237
.140 116 .262
.146 121 .280
.160 132 .306
.163 135 .306
.166 137 .310
.165 136 .317
.162 134 .345
.163 135 .389
.165 136 .389
.162 134 .346
.162 134 .339

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

81

GENERAL TABLES,

FOOD ARTICLES, 1913 TO 1920, BY MONTHS AND YEARS.
UNITED STATES.
[Average prices for 1913=100. Relative figures are given in nearest whole numbers.]
Bacon.
(pound).

Ham
(pound).

Lard
(pound).

Lamb,
leg of
(pound).

Eggs (dozen).
Sal­
Butter
Hens mon,
(pound). cann’d Strictly Stor­ (pound}.
pound. fresh.
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 prico. price price. price price. price price. price. price price. price. price
$0.270 100 $0.269

' .254
.255
.261
.268
.269
.273
. 280
.283
.281
.278
.272
.267

100 $0.158 100 $0.189 100 $0.213 100

94
95
97
99
100
101
104
105
104
103
101
99

' .251
.254
.260
.265
.267
.273
.281
.284
.281
.276
.269
.265

93
94
97
99
99
102
104
106
104
102
100
99

.154
.154
.156
.158
.158
.158
.159
.161
.161
.160
.159
.158

.273

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

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

97

.154
.153
.152
.151
.151
.151
.146
.141
.139
.143
.145
.145
.175

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

.275 102

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

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

.269

100

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

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

.287 106

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

.294 109

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

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

.410 152

.382 142

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

.272
.268
.265
.264
.265
.268
.271
.271
.270
.273
.274
. .272.
.272
.273
.277
.281
.285
.288
.290
.292
.297
.298
.299
.298

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

101
101
103
104
105
107
107
108
110
110
111
110
110
114
123
141
155
158
159
160
164
178
179
181

.261

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




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

97
98
99
100
100
100
101
102
102
101
101
100
99

.180
.185
.191
.202
.194
.194
.197
.189
.187
.184
.185
.185

95
98
101
107
103
103
104
100
99
97
98
98

.195 103

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

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

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

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

93

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

111

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

.205
.212
.220
.230
. 232.239
.235
.231
.233
.225
.222
.223

.276 175

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

.289

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

.148

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

.204 108

.226

.202
.207
.214
.222
.222
.219
.217
.215
.215
.212
.206
.208

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

.353 102

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

.208

95
97
99
100
101
98
97
97
97
97
95
95

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

120

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

.236

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

153

.286

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

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

111

134

.362

94

.341

.358

93

.394

103

.487

127

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

97 $0.198

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

100

.373
.315
.264
.252
.263
.279
.299
.330
.377
.416
.497
.476

.218 102 )

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

$0.383

$0.345 100

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

108
91
77
73
76
81
87
96
109
120
144
138

.409 107
.412 108
.414 108
.404 106
.359 94
.352 92
.348 91
.354 92
.377 98
.382 100
.343 .387 101
.345 .397 104

$0.257
.235

126 .351
106 .326
90
74
77
82
87
96
107
113
131 .313
139 .317
99

.398 104
.358 93
.350 92
.329 86
.327 85
.335 88
.342 89
.361 94
.377 98
.376 98
.393 103
.393 103

.198 .444 129 .312 .385 101
.198 .338 98 .267 .377 98
.359 94
.198 .256 74
.359 94
.198 .260 75
.198 .261 76
.347 91
.200 .268 78
.346 90
.344 90
.198 .279 81
.198 .305 88
.314 88
.198 .349 101
.337 88
.198 .403 117
.351 92
.198 .459 133 .311 .365 95
.198 .465 135 .310 .386 101
.375

.200
.200
.200
.200
.200
.202
.200
.202
.202
.204
.208
.212

.203

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

.257

.481

.214
.216
.222
.236
.257
.263
.266
.271
.276
.283
.287
.290

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

109

123
101
82
79
82
87
93
105
120
132
149
154
139

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

.302
.266

.382 100
.380 99
.403 105
.413 108
.372 97
.364 95
.357 93
.365 95
.392 102
.416 109
.387 .436 114
.396 .451 118
.454
.469
.462
.510
.467
.471
.459
.476
.495
.509
.447 .527
.450 .543

.425
.463

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

82

RETAIL PRICES, 1913 TO DECEMBER, 1920.

T able A .— AVERAGE AND RELATIVE RETAIL PRICES OF SPECIFIED

UNITED STATES—Continued.
Sirloin steak Round steak Rib roast Chuck roast Plate beef Pork chops
(pound).
(pound).
(pound).
(pound).
(pound). (pound).
Year and month.
Aver­ Rel­ Aver­ Rel­ Aver- 1 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.
153 $0,369

1918: A v. fo r y e a r ... $0.389

January............... « .327
February............ .334
March----. . . ___ .338
April.................... .366
May...................... .400
June..................... .426
.421
July..............
August................ .415
September.......... .417
October............... .410
November........... .405
December,._____ .404

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

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

165 $0.307

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

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

155 $0.266

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

1919: A v. fo r y e a r ...

.411 162 .390
.412 162 .388
.418 165 .394
.437 172 .405
.444 175 .416
.431 170 .404
.434 171 .407
.421 166 .395
.409 161 .379
.398 157 .369
.393 155 .362
.391 154 .359

.417

164

.389

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

174

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

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

1920: A v. fo r y e a r ...

.405
.406
.408
.432
.434
.461
.486
.472
.468
. 445
.435
.397

.437

159
160
161
170
171
182
191
186
184
175
171
156

172

.370
.37-2
.375
.399
.399
.426
.450
.436
.431
.419
.396
.357

166
167
168
179
179
191
202
196
193
188
178
160

177

.314
.315
.319
.335
.334
.348
.359
.349
.345
.333
.326
.301

.332

159
159
161
169
169
176
181
176
174
168
165
152

January...............
February...........
March..................
April....................
May.....................
June................... .
July......................
August................
September..........
October..............
November..........
December. . . ___
January...............
February.............
March..................
April....................
May.....................
June..........
July......................
August. . . . . . ___
September..........
October...............
November..........
December...........




.395

.325

164

168

.221
.227
.232
.255
.278
.295
.291
.283
.284
.279
.275
.273
.270

166 $0.206

138
142
145
159
174
184
182
177
178
174
172
171
169

.280
.279
.284
.294
.297
.281
.277
.266
.253
.245
.242
.243

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

.262

158
157
157
166
166
174
178
171
169
162
158
145

.253
.251
.251
.266
.265
.278
.285
.274
.271
.259
.253
.232

164

170 $0.390

.172 142 .343
.177 146 .336
.182 150 .339
.199 164 .356
.219 181 .367
.227 188 .872
.224 185 .379
.217 179 .422
.219 181 .461
.215 ’ 178 .454
.212 175 .433
.211 174 .413

.202

.219
.219
.221
.226
.225
.210
.203
.193
.182
.176
.173
.173
.183

.184
.184
.182
.190
.188
. 190
.191
.185
.184
.178
.177
.165

167

181
181
183
187
186
174
168
160
150
145
143
143
151
152
152
150
157
155
157
158
153
152
147
146
136

.423

.406
.379
.386
.414
.430
.424
.462
.469
.460
.443
.421
.381
.423

186

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

201

.373 178
.377 180
.391 186
.432 206
.425 202
.408 194
.437 208
.459 219
.500 238
.499 238
.441 210
.330 157

83

GENERAL TABLES.

FOOD ARTICLES, 1913 TO 1920, BY MONTHS AND YEARS—Continued
UNITED STATES—Continued.
Bacon
{pound).

Ham
Lard
(pound). • (pound).

Lamb,
leg of
(pound).

Eggs (dozen).
Sal­
Hens mon,
Butter
(pound). cann’d Strictly Stor­ (pound).
pound. fresh.
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
$0.529

196 $0.479

178 $0.333

211 $0.349
.308

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

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

.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

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

.554

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

205

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

.534

199

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

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

.369

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

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

.523

194

.555

206

.295

187

.393

234

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

.365

185 $0.377

177 $0.300 $0.569

154 .292
170 .291
.295
.295
178 .296
177 .296
178 .296
181 .302
185 .305
183 .309
185 .313
180 .314

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

195
182
128
123
123
123
142
155
170
186
215
235

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

.331

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

.628

218
147
140
143
154
155
164
174
183
209
235
261

.599
.468

.382

.681

197

.625
.594

163
166
168
187
195
198
197
195
195
186
186
18?

.329
.362
(l)
0)
.379
.376
.380
.386
.394
.390
.393
.384

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

193

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

.411

193

208

.447

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

210

165

182

.503 186 .503 187 .340. 215 .364 193 .420 197 .371 .827 240
.503 186 .507 188 .323 204 .390 206 .447 210 .376 .685 199
.502 186 .512 190 .304 192 .398 211 . .457 215 .376 .556
.516 191 .536 199 .301 191 .430 228 .478 224 .378 .528 161
.526 195 .555 206 .298 189 .421 223 .471 221 . 371 .529 153
153
.539 200 .577. 215 .293 185 .415 220 .460 216 .380 .536 155
.547 203 .5981 222 .290 184 .411 217 .450 211 .387 .573 166
.549 203 .600 223 .279 177 .397 210 .450 211 .388 .636 184
.545 202 .604 225 .279 177 .391 207 .456 214 .390 .711 206
.546 202 .598 220 .292 185 .379 201 .439 206 .390 .808 234
.530 196 .571 212 .289 183 .371 196 .429 201 .387 .861 250
.474 176 .499 186 .256 162 .352 186 .402 189 .384 .924 268
1 No hens sold in March and April, 1918, by order of the Food Administration.




$0.577

151

.678

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

184
149
174
186
177
165
164
167
172
186
197
204

.701

194
190
196
199
187
175
177
175
179
180
181
162

$0. 524 .567 148
.547 .579 151
.552 144
.507 132
.510 133
.511 133
.526 137
.539 141
.592 155
.651 170
.541 .668 174
.581 .727 190

.592
.618
.635

.742
.726
.752
.761
.716
.672
.679
.670
.686
.642 .689
.662 .694
.694 .620

177

183

84

RETAIL PRICES, 1913 TO DECEMBER, 1929.

T able A .—AVERAGE AND RELATIVE RETAIL PRICES OF SPECIFIED

UNITED STATES—Continued.
Cheese (pound).
Year and month.

Milk, fresh
(quart).

Bread (pound).
Scaling
weight. Baked weight.

Aver­ Rela^ Aver­ Rela­ Aver­
tive
age
tive
age
age
price. price. price. price. price.
1913: Av. for year........ $0,221
January.................... .222
February................. .222
March.......................
.221
April......................... .220
May........................... .219
June.......................... .218
July........................... .219
August.....................
.220
September............... .221
October.................... .224
November...............
.225
December................
.225
1914: Av. for year........ .229
January.................... .229
February.................
.230
March.......................
.231
April.....................
.230
May........................... .228
June.......................... .227
July..........................
.227
August.............:___
.228
September............... .229
October.................... .230
.230
November...............
December................. .230
1915: Av. for year. .. . .
.232
January................ .. .233
February................. .234
March.......................
.233
April.........................
.233
May........................... .234
June......................... .234
July......................... .231
.228
August.....................
September............... .227
October....................
.229
November...............
.231
December................. .238
1916: A v. fo r y e a r _____

.258

100 $0,089
100
.089
100
.089
100
.089 .
100
.089
.088
99
99
.088
.088
99
.088
100
100
.089
101
.090
102
.091
102
.091
104
.089
104
.091
104
.091
105
.090
104
.089
.089
103
103
.089
103
.089
103
.089
104
.089
104
.090
104
.090
104
.090
.088
105
105
.090
106
.089
106 ‘ .088
.088
105
.088
106
106
.088
105
.088
103
.088
103
.088
104
.089
105
.089
.089
107
117

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

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

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

1917: A v. fo r y e a r .........

.332

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

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




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

150

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

100 $0.050 $0,056
100
.050 ‘.056
100
.050
.056
100
.050
.056
100
.056
.050
99
.050
.056
99
.050
.056
99
.056
.050
99
.050
.056
100
.050
.056
101
.050
.056
102
.050
.056
102
.050
.056
100
.063
.056
.062
102
.055
.062
102
.055
101
.055
.062
.062
100
.055
.062
.055
100
100
.055 • .062
.062
.055
100
.063
100
.056
.057
.064
100
.064
.057
101
.064
101
.057
101
.058
.065
.070
.062
99
101
.060 . .068
.063
.071
100
.063
.071
99
.071
99
.063
.064
98
.072
98
.064
.072
98
.063
.071
.063
.071
99
.062
.070
99
.062
100
.070
.061
100
.069
100
.061
.069
.065

.073

100 $0.033
100
.033
.033
100
100
.033
.033
100
.033
100
.033
100
.033
100
.033
100
.033
100
.033
100
.033
100
.033
100
.034
113
.032
111
111
.033
111
.033
111
.033
111
.033
111
.033
111
.032
113
.035
114
.037
114
.037
114
.037
116
.037
125
.042
121
.041
127
.045
127
.045
L27
.045
.046
129
129
.043
.041
127
.041
127
125
.039
125
.037
123
.037
123
.038
130

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

.091

102

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

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

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

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

.112

125

.082

.092

164

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

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

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

Flour, wheat
(pound).

.079
141
.080
143
.081
145
.084
150
.095
170
.096
171
.099
177
.102
182
.099 • 177
.099
177
.099
177
.093
166

.044

100
100
100
100
100
101
101
101
100
100
99
99
99
104
98
99
99
99
99
99
98
106
113
111
112
113 ;
126
124 ;
138
136
137
139
130
125
124
117
113
113
114
135

.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

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

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

211

85

GENERAL TABLES,
FOOD ARTICLES, 1913 TO 1920, BY MONTHS AND YEARS—Continued.
UNITED STATES-Continued.

Sugar, granu- •
lated (pound). Coffee (pound). Tea (pound).

Potatoes
(pound).

Corn meal
(pound).

Rice (pound).

Aver­ Kelar
age
tive
price. price.

Aver­ Rela­
age
tive
price. price.

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

100

$0.087

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

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

$0.017

100

$0.055

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

106
100
99
98
97
97
100
102
104
101
99
98
108

$0.030

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

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

100

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

91
90
88
87
91
104
no
109
no
106
107
106

100

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

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

105

.088

101

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

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

.018

108

.059

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

95
94
93
91
91
93
95
143
145
132
113

.033

108

.091

104

.015

89

.066

120

.032

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

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

no

Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Rela­
age tive age tive
price. price. price. price.
.299
.298
.298
.298
.298
.298
.298
.298
.298
.297
.298
.297

100
100
100
100
100
100
left)
100
100
100
100
100

.297

.546

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

.300

101

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

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

.545

100

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

.299

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

100

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

.546

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

.582

107

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

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

85
84
82
86
89
99
85
82
79
94
97
106

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

no

.034

113

105

.027

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

159

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

.080

146

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

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

.093

169

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

.058

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

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

.091

.091
.'091
.091
.091
.091
.091
.091
.091
.091
.091
.091
.091

105
104
104
104
104
105
105105
105
105
105
105

192

.104

119

132
136
137
154
178
182
195
219
272
232
235
235




.091
.091
.091
.094
.105
.109
.107
.106
.108
• 111
.114
.116

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

.023
.024
.024
.023
.024
.028
.023
.024
.027
.028
.034
.034
.043

.038
.049
.060
.068
.060
.062
.042
.035
.029
.030
.031
.030

253

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

100

.545
.545
.545
.545
.547'
.547
.547
.547
.547
.547
.547
.547

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

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

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

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

.091
.091
.091
.091
.091
.091
.091
.091
.091
.091
.090
.090

119
124

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

100

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

123
118
111

100

$0.544

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

.033
.033
.033
.033
.033
.033
.033
.032
.032
.032
.032
.032

118
120
122
124
126
127

100

$0.298

.302

101

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
100
101
101
103
104

no
111
112

113
114
114

86

RETAIL PRICES, 1913 TO DECEMBER, 1920.

T able A .—AVERAGE AND RELATIVE RETAIL PRICES OF SPECIFIED

UNITED STATES—Continued.

Year and month.

Cheese
(pound).

Milk, fresh
(quart).

Bread (pound).
Scaling
weight.

Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Rela­ Aver­
age
tive
age
age
tive
price. price. price. price. price.
1918: Av. for year....... $0.359
January.............. *..
.345
February................
.349
‘March.. T..................
.351
.341
April........................
May.......................... .334
June.........................1 .332
July.:..................... J .335
August..................... l .346
September...............! .360
October..................J .385
November............... ; .406
December................1 .427
1919: Av. for year........ .426
January................... j .445
February............... J .409
March...................... i .405
April............ ........... 1 .419
May............. . ........ . .422
June.......................... .424
July.......................... .430
August.................... 1 .435
September.............
.430
October.................... .424
November..............* .430
December............... ; .433
1920: Av. for year........ .416
January ...............
. 434
February................. .433
March......................
.428
April............ .......... .428
May............... .<.......
.429
June.................. .......i .418
July......................... .412
.405
August.....................
September.. .........
.406
.406
October...................
November. . . . . ___ .398
December....... ........ .390




162 $0.139
.134
156
158
.134
.134
159
154
.132
.132
150
.130
152
.132
157
.136
163
.143
174
.148
184
.154
193
.157
193
.155
. 156
201
185
.155
183
.153
190
.150
191
.149
192
.149
195
.150
.155
197
195
.157
192
.160
.164
195
196
.167
188
.167
196
. 166
.167
196
194
.166
194
.163
.162
194
.162
189
186
.167
183
.170
.172
184
184
.173
180
.173
.168
176

156
151
151
lol
148
148
146
148
153
161
166
173'
176
174
175
174
172
169
167
167
169
174
176
180
184
188
188
187
188
187
183
182
182
188
191
193
194
194
189

Flour, wheat
(pound).

Baked
weight.
Aver­ Rela­
age
tive
price. price.
$0.098
.094
.095
, .096
.098
.099
.100
.100
.099
.099
.098
.098
.098
.100
.098
. 098
.098
.098
.098
.099
.100
.101
.101
.101
.102
.102
.115
.109
.111
.112
.112
.115
.118
.119
.119
. 119
.118
.116
.108

Aver­ Rela­
age
tive
price. price.

175 $0,067
168
.066
170
.066
171
.066
175
.066
177
.066
179
.067
179
.067
.068
177
177
.068
175
.067^
175
.067
175
.067
. 072
179
lt5
.066
175
.067
175
.068
175
.072
175
.075
.075
177
179
.075
.074
180
180
.073
.073
180
.074
182
182
.077
.081
205
195
.081
.081
198
.080
200
.081
200
.087
205
211
.088
213
.087
213
.084
213
.083
211
.078
207
.073
193
.066

203
200
200
200
200
200
203
203
206
206
203
203
203
218
200
203
206
218
227
227
227
224
221
221
224
233
245
245
245
242
245
264
267
264
255
252
236
221
200

GENERAL TABLES.

1913 TO 1920, BY MONTHS AND YEARS—(
UNITED STATES-Continued.
Rice.
(pounds).

Sugar,
granulated
(pound).

Potatoes
(pounds).

Coffee
(pound).

Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Rela­ Aver­ Rela­
age
tive
tive
age
age
age tive
tive
price. price. price. price. price. price. price. price.
227

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

ve
ice.

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

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

$0.032

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

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

$0,097

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

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

$0,305

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

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

119

.151

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

174

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

.038

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

224

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

.113

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

205

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

.433

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

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

145

129

127
125
129
128
128
129
130
130
130
131
131
127

.174

208
210
211
214
215
215
214
210
202
185
163
152

200

.063

371

.194

353

.491
.491
.491
.491
.492
.492
.493
.484
.466
.434
.413
.397

.470

158

135

$0.129




148

‘l a ­

.181
.183
.184
.186
.187
.187
.186
.183
.176
.161
. 142
.132

.054
.060
.068
.091
.096
.103
.089
.050
.040
.034
.033
.032

188

318
353
400
535
565
606
524
294
235
200
194
188

,178
.188
.187
.202
.254
.267
.265
.229
.183
.139
.128
.105

176

324
342
340
367
462
485
482
416
333
253
233
191

102

165
165
165
165
165
165
165
162
156
146
139
133

115
112
113
117
117
119

120
121

122

124
125
124

132
131
135
135
136
136
137
137
137
133
135
133

88

RETAIL PRICES, 1913 TO DECEMBER, 1920.

T able A .—AVERAGE AND RELATIVE RETAIL PRICES OF SPECIFIED
FOOD ARTICLES, 1913 TO 1920, BY MONTHS AND YEARS—Continued.

UNITED STATES—Continued.
Onions, Beans,
navy,
pound. pound.
Year and month. Aver­ Aver­
age age
price. price.

Prunes, Raisins,
pound. seeded,
Aver­ pound. Year and month.
age Aver­
age
price. price.

1915: Av. for year $0.035 $0.078 $0.135 $0.125
January......... .034 .073
February___ .034 .076 .137 .125
March............ .033 .076 .. 137 .125
137
April............... .036 .077 .137 .125
.125
May............... ,043 .076 .137 .125
June............... .040 .076 .133 .126
July............... .035 .076 .135
August........... .031 .076 .135 .125
September... .030 .076 .135 .125
October......... .033 .079 .134 .125
.125
November... .033 .085 .133 .125
December__ .035 .089 .133 .125
1916: Av. for year .049 .110 .134 .129
January......... .041 .091 .133 .126
February.. J*. .044 .092 .133 .126
March__ .... • .045 .092
April............... .048 .094 .133 .126
.133 .126
May............... .051 .094 .133 .126
June............... .054 .096 .130 .127
July................ .053 .117 .134
August........... .050 .121 .134 .128
.128
September... .046 .121 .134 .129
October......... .047 .122 .135 .130
November... .051 .136 .138 .137
December__ .057 .143 .138 .139
1917: Av. for year .076 .179 .155 . 146
January......... .069 .145 .139 .141
February....... .122 .149 .141 .141
March............ .125 .154 .141 .141
April............ .134 .167 .145 .142
May............... .086 .191 .153 .144
June............... .070 .195 .157 .146
July................ .051 .195 .160 .148
August........... .046 .192 .162 .148
September... .046 .188 .163 .148
October......... .049 .189 .165 .149
November__ .058 .189 .166 .148
December___ .050 .188 .164 , 150




Onions, Beans,
navy,
pound. pound.
Aver­ Aver­
age
age
price. price.

1918: Av. for year $0.047
.050
.049
.040
.033
.056
..048
.053
.055
.050
.045
.040
.039

January.........
February___
March............
April............
May................
June...............
July................
August...........
September...
October.........
November...
December__

1919: Av. for year

January..___
February.......
March............
April..............
May................
June...............
July................
August..........
September...
October......
November...
December___

1920: Av. for year

January.........
February.......
March............
April..............
May................
June...............
Ju ly.............
August...........
September...
October......
November...
December__

.074
.041
.043
.060

.069
.107
.112
.098
.078
.065
.063
.069
.081
.071
.090
.093
.094
.101
.080
.081
.067
.056
.053
.047
.043
.041

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

$0.173
.185
.181
.181
.180
.178
.175
.173
.171
.169
.167
.161
.154

$0.172
.164
.165
.165
.166
.165
.166
.167
.171
.174
.183
.184
.192

$0,153
.150
.150
.151
.151
.151
.151
.151
.153
.154
. 155
.158
.161

.126
.149
.137
.125

.252
.198
.203
.209

.184
.161
.162
.164

.121 .219
.120 .232
.121 .254
.121 .265
.123 .274
.124 .280
.125 .290
.123 .302
.122 .293
.114 .281
.122 .291
.122 .290
.119 .287
.118 .284
.118 .283
.118 .282
.119 .284
.117 .283
.116 ' .284
.109 .279
.101 *.271
.094 .256

.163
.165
.168
.173
.180
.194
.209
.227
.239
.286

.248
.256
.264
.269
.274
.277
.282
.289
.308
.314
.323
.324

89

GENERAL TABLES,

T able A .—AVERAGE AND RELATIVE RETAIL PRICES OF SPECIFIED

FOOD ARTICLES, 1913 TO 1920, BY MONTHS AND YEARS—Concluded:
UNITED STATES—Concluded.
Milk,
evaporat­
ed, 15-16ounce can.
Average
price.

Year and month.

Oleomar­
garine,
pound.
Average
price.

Corn
Nut mar­ Crisco, Rolled
flakes,
garine, pound.
oats,
8-ounce
pound. Average pound. package.
Average price. Average Average
price.
price.
price.

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

1919: Average for year .

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

$0.160

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

$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

$0,363

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

$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

L920: Average for y e a r..

.154

.435
.434
.431
.432
.433
.428
.427
.421
.419
.415
.410
.395

.423

.359
.361
.361
.361
.365
.361
.360
.360
.363
.357
.353
.347

.359

.351

.099
.101
.103
.104
.105
.105
.110
.112
. 115
.116
.115
.109

.108

.143

.288
.293
.297
.299
.301
.302
.303
.303
.304
.304
.304
.302

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

January......................
February....................
March 1.......................
April...........................
May.............................
June............................
July.............................
August........................
September..................
October......................
November.................
December...................

Year and month.

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

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

$0.194

$0.059

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

$0.176

$0.192

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

$0.191

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

$0.162

.064

.168

.185

.191

.148

January..................
February...............
March....................
April.......................
May.........................
June........................
July.........................
August..*................
September.............
October..................
November............. !
December............

.195
.194
.193
.193
.193
.193
.194
.193
.194
.194
.196
.198
.211

.198
.200
.202
.203
.207
.209
.214
.217
.220
.220
.220
.216

.081
.093
.087
.092
.084
.074
.075
.044
.038
.036
.035
.034

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

.169
.169
.168
.168
.168
.168
.169
.168
.168
.167
.165
.163

.188
.186
.185
.185
.186
.187
.187
.188
.187
.185
.183
.178

.192
.191
.190
.190
.191
.193
.193
. 194
.193
.192
.190
.187

.141
.141
.141
.141
.141
.144
.148
.146
.145
.144
.143
.141

Toma­
toes, Bananas,
canned, dozen.
No. 2 can. Average
Average price.
price.

Cabbage,
pound.
Average
price.

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




.378
.381
.375
.375
.372
.366
.364
.345
.331
.321
.314
.295

Macaroni,
pound.
Average
price.

9: A v. fo r y e a r .........

0: A v. fo r y e a r .........

.170
.162
.151
.144
.147 ,
.150
.154
.156
.157
.153
.151
.148

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

.154
.152
.151
. 151
.151
.152
.152
.152
.150
.145
.137
.130

$0.383

.370
.350
.366
.376
.388
• .382
.392
.391
.384
.393
.399
.404
.442

.409
.410
.414
.417
.432
.463
.465
.459
.478
.472
. 466
.418

.259
.251
. 251
.250
.251
.251
.252
.251
.251
.252
.252
.276
.300

Oranges,
dozen.
Average
price.
$0.532

.515
.468
.532
.555
.541
.544
.534
.537
.539
.553
.542
.520
.632

.510
.534
.620
.646
.718
.639
.668
.659
.708
.713
.674
.495

90

RETAIL PRICES, 1913 TO DECEMBER, 1920.

T able B .—AVERAGE RETAIL PRICES OF SPECIFIED FOOD ARTICLES
IN 1913 AND 1920 AND FOR EACH MONTH OF 1920, FOR EACH OF 51
CITIES.

ATLANTA, GA.

Article.

1920
Av­
Av­
er­
er­
age
age
Unit. for
for
year Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May June July Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec. year
1913. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 1920.

Cts. Cts.
Sirloin steak...... Pound.. 24.0 37.4
Bound steak........ . . .do....... 21.1 35.4
Bib roast.............. ...d o....... 19.1 29.0
Chuck roast.......... .. .do....... 14.9 24.0
Plate beef............. .. .do....... 10.1 18.9
Pork ch op s....... ...d o....... 23.1 37.1
Bacon, sliced........ ...d o....... 31.7 53.8
Ham, sliced . ........ .. .do....... 29.8 50.8
Lamb.................... ...d o....... 20.1 39.3
Hens...................... .. .do....... 20.2 39.5
Salmon, canned.. ...d o.......
30.2
Milk, fresh............ Quart... *io.*2 25.0
Milk, evaporated. Can1___ . . . 18.8
Butter’.................. Pound.. 39.9 77.6
Oleomargarine— . . .do....... ....... 46.4
Nut margarine . .. ...d o ----.
..38.0
Cheese.................... .. .do....... *25.6 42.5
Lard........... .
...d o ..... 15.4 34.2
Crisco.................... ...do.......
37.1
Eggs, strictly fresh Dozen... *29*2 76.7
55.7
Eggs, storage....... ...d o.......
Bread........ .
Pound.. 5.9 11.1
Flour..____ ____ .. .do....... 3.6 7.5
Corn meal_______ ...d o....... 2.5 5.5
11.7
Boiled oats........... ...d o.......
14.1
Corn flakes........... 8-oz. pkg.
Cream of Wheat.. 28-oz. pkg
27.8
Macaroni.............. Pound..
20.3
Bice................ ....... .. .do....... “ 8*6 17.5
Beans, navy......... .. .do....... ....... 14.6
Potatoes................ ...d o....... 2.2 6.0
9.8
Onions......... ........ ...d o.......
Cabbage................ ...d o.......
8.4
Beans, baked....... No. 2 can
16.0
Corn, canned.__ ...d o....... ..... 19.9
20.2
Peas, canned........ ...d o ..,..
14.6
Tomatoes, canned ...d o .....
22.1
Sugar, granulated Pound.. * 5.7
Tea......................... .. .do....... 60.0 86.9
Coffee..................... .. .do....... 32.0 51.6
Prunes.................. .. .do....... ..... 25.3
Raisins.................. ...d o.......
22.9
32.1
Bananas....:........ Dozen...
Oranges................. ...d o ..... ....... 39.4
115 to 16 ounces.




Cts.
37.4
36.3
30.5
24.7
19.1
36.5
55.1
52.1
41.7
41.8
31.8
25.0
18.4
76.7
46.7
38.2
43.2
32.3
37.1
60.6
58.3
11.0
7.8
5.5
11.6
13.7
29.1
21.3
17.4
14.5
6.6
9.8
8.4
16.8
19.7
20.6
14.7
20.8
89.0
51.3
25.3
23.0
31.7
42.8

Cts.
38.9
36.0
30.7
24.6
19.5
39.4
54.4
52.7
41.2
44.3
33.3
25.0
16.7
78.8
45.4
39.6
42.1
30.4
35.6
52.9

Cts.
39.5
36.7
30.7
24.7
18.8
40.7
54.6
53.3
46.1
45.3
33.0
25.0
15.9
80.0
46.7
38.0
42.4
29.6
36.0
48.0

Cts.
41.0
38.3
31.8
25.6
19.1
42.3
56.3
55.8
49.3
41.9
33.0
25.0
16.0
77.2
45.6
39.4
42.6
29.7
35.6
49.5

Cts.
41.1
38.9
31.5
25.9
19.5
40.5
56.1
56.8
43.3
41.3
31.0
25.0
16.5
69.9
46.5
39.3
40.2
29.2
35.7
48.4

Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts.

43.3 42.5
40.4 .39.3
32.3 3l.8
26.5 25.6
18.8 18.0
40.9 45.7
56.8 57.1
57.9 59.0
42.8 42.2
41.7 41.4
31.2 28.8
25.0 25.0
17.3 17.0
71.2 70.7
45.8 45.0
39.0 39.3
40.2 39.5
29.1 27.9
35.4 32.9
50.0 60.6

41.1 40.8
38.9 38.2
31.3 30.9
24.6 24.6
17.7 17.7
47.5 48.1
57.3 57.0
59.7 59.2
38.9 39.1
41.7 42.4
29.4 .28.2
25.0 25.0
17.4 17.1
70.8 73.3
46.0 46.0
39.4 39.4
39.8 40.0
28.8 30.3
32.3 31.5
69.0 69.7

12.2
7.9
5.6
11.6
14.2
29.7
21.7
17.5
14.5
7.7
10.1
8.4
16.8
19.6
20.8
14.6
19.5
90.2
51.7
26.9
23.8
31.4
55.4

11.5
8.0
5.7
11.7
14.1
30.1
21.5
18.1
13.9
10.6
11.4
9.2
16.8
19.7
20.7
14.6
19.9
89.4
52.6
27.0
23.6
30.3
57.2

11.5
8.5
6.0
11.8
14.3
31.4
21.5
18.1
14.0
11.8
13.0
8.4
16.3
19.9
20.7
14.7
28.8
89.5
53.3
28.5
24.1
33.8
63.2

i2.2
8.5
6.4
11.9
14.3
31.4
21.8
18.2
13.6
10.4
10.6
8.1
16.3
20.3
20.0
14.6
28.7
92.3
52.9
29.1
24.4
37.1
65.4

i2.7
8.7
6.5
12.2
14.5
31.8
22.3
18.5
13.9
10.2
9.6
9.1
16.3
20.4
20.1
14.6
29.1
92.2
52.6
29.7
24.9
36.5
67.5

12.8 12.8
8.3 8.1
6.0 5.1
12.7 12.2
14.9 14.7
31.6 31.6
22.4 23.9
16.7 14.4
13.5 12.8
5.5 4.5
7.5 6.4
5.1 5.0
15.8 15.7
20.1 "20.2
20.1 20.1
14.5 14.1
19.4 14.9
95.4 94.2
48.4 44.3
28.3 28.3
26.5 28.3
43.8 37.1
70.0 70.8

12.8
8.4
6.2
12.4
14.4
31.2
22.7
17.4
13.7
7.6
8.4
6.6
16.0
20.2
20.1
14.5
22.8
94.8
50.3
27.8
25.3
37.3
68.1

38.2 36.7
35.3 34.4
31.4 27.9
23.6 21.8
17.0 16.6
40.6 31.3
54.3 51.3
56.4 48.3
39.4 35.6
39.3 33.7.
26.8 27.2
25.0i 25.0
16.5| 15.6
73.8 65.1
44..0 41.4
39.5 39.0
38.9 37.8
29.7 26.0
30.4 28.7
75.4 89.2
67.5 71.1
12.3 12.3
7.8 7.3
4.8 4.1
13.6 12.5
15.0 14.6
31.6 31.6
23:2 22.6
11.9 10.4
12.8 12.0
4.3 4.3
6.0 5.2
4.6 4.5
16.4 16.4
19.8 18.6
19.8 19.8
13.4 12.1
13.7 10.7
92.5 90.1
41.5 38.8
29.5 28.5
31.5 33.1
33.8 28.2
40.3 36.5

39.8
37.3
30.8
24.7
18.4
40.9
55.3
55.2
41.6
41'. 2
30.3
25.0
16.9
73.8
45.5
39.0
40.8
29.8
34.0
62.5

12. i
8.1
5.6
12.2
14.4
30.7
22.1
16.3
13.7
7.5
9.0
7.2
16.3
19.9
20.3
14.3
20.9
91.4
49.1
27.9
26.0
34.4
56.4

91

GENERAL TABLES.
T

—AVERAGE RETAIL PRICES OF SPECIFIED FOOD ARTICLES
IN 1913 AND. 1920 AND FOR EACH MONTH OF 1920, FOR EACH OF 51
CITIES—Continued.
BALTIMORE, MD.

a b l e

B .

A rticle.

U n it.

Cts.

Sirloin stea k ........... P o u n d .. 23.0
R ou n d ste a k ........... . . . d o . . . . . 21.5
R ib roa st.................. .. .d o ......... 18.3
Chuck r o a st............ ...d o ......... 15.6
P la te b ee f................ .. .d o ......... 12.4
P ork c h o p s ........... . . .d o ......... 19.1
B acon , slic e d ......... . . . d o . . . . . 23.1
H am , slic e d ............ . . .d o ........ 30.5
L a m b ..................... .. .d o ......... 18.4
H e n s .......................... .. .d o ......... 21.3
Salm on, c a n n e d .. .. .d o ........
M ilk, fresh............... Q u a r t... *8."8
M ilk, evap orated . C an 1___
B u tte r ........................ P o u n d .. *39.7
O leom argarine— .. .d o .........
N u t m a rg a rin e.... .. .d o .........
C heese........................ L ..d o ......... “22*8
L ard ................1 — i...d o ......... 14.5
C risco......................... .. .d o .........|
E ggs, strictly fresh D o z e n ...!1*30*2
E ggs, storage......... .. .d o .........
B rea d ......................... P o u n d .. **5.*4
F lou r.......................... ...d o ......... 3 .2
Corn m e a l................ .. .d o ......... 2 .5
R olled o a ts ............. .. .d o ......... .........
C om flak es*............ 8-oz. p k g.
C ream o f W h e a t.. 28-oz. pkg .....
M acaroni.................. P o u n d . .
R ice............................. . . .d o ......... 9 .0
B ea n s, n a v y ........... . . .d o ......... .........
P otatoes.................... . . .d o ........ 1.8
O n ion s...................... ...d o ......... .....
C abbage.................... __ d o .........
B ean s, bak ed ......... N o. 2 can
Corn, ca n n e d ......... .. .d o .........
P eas, c a n n e d .......... .. .d o ........
T om atoes, can n ed . . .d o .........
Sugar, granulated P o u n d . . 4*9
T ea.......................... . . .d o ......... 56.0
C offee......................... .. .d o ......... 24.9
P ru n es....................... .. .d o .........
R a isin s.................. .. .d o ____ .....
B an a n as.................... D o z e n ...
O ranges..................

115 to 16 ounces.

72448°—22----- 7




1920

A v­
erage
for
M ay June J u ly A ug. Sep. O ct. N ov . D ec. year
15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 1920.

A v­
er­
age
for Jan. F eb. Mar.
year 15. 15. 15.
1913.
Cts.

39.6
37.3
32.3
25.5
17.8
34.6
41.1
52.2
36; 9
44.0
35.2
16.0
16.6
79.0
40.8
35.1
43.9
32.3
35.7
84.4
61.9
10.1
8.4
5 .5
9 .4
13.1
27.8
18.7
18.3
11.7
4 .5
8.6
9.1
15.5
18.4
18.8
14.7
16.9
72.4
44.9
28.7
24.1
33.6
44.5

a s.

39.2
37.1
32.0
25.2
17.7
35.1
42.6
53.5
43.0
48.3
35.1
16.0
15.5
76.7
42.4
35.8
43.9
31.1
35.5
71.4
59.1
10.2
8.3
5 .5
9 .7
13.2
27.4
19.0
18.0
11.5
5.1
8 .9
9 .6
15.5
18.3
18.6
14.5
18.3
71.4
45.4
28.8
25.3
3 3 :9
49.1

a s.

39.2
37.1
31.2
24.6
17.6
36.8
42.8
53.8
41.4
48.0
35.3
16.0
14.2
77.8
42.9
35.6
43.1
29.0
35.1
56.8

Cts.

41.5
39.5
33.8
26.1
18.8
45.9
44.8
57.8
43.8
52.3
35.0
16.0
13.8
78.5
42.1
35.4
42.9
29.2
34.8
49.8

Cts.

42.6
40.7
33.7
26.3
18.7
42.4
45.9
59.2
43.9
49.2
35.0
16.0
13.9
78.2
42.6
35.5
43.6
28.6
34.2
49.7

io .2 11.0 11.3
a .2 8 .2 8 .8
5 .4 5 .5 5 .8
9 .3 10.0 9 .8
13.1 13.0 13.3
28.5 28.9 28.8
19.3 19.8 19.8
18.1 18.1 17.7
11.2 10.9 10.9
6 .0 8.5 9 .4
9 .0 10.0 11.4
9 .5 8.6 8.9
15.2 14.9 15.2
18.2 18.3 18.2
18.8 19.0 18.9
14.1 13.6 14.0
17.7 18.6 22.4
71.0 70.4 .7 0 .4
45.0 45.5 45.5
27.5 25.9 26.3
26.3 26.6 26.7
32.5 27.6 30.4
60.0 64.8 74.1

Cts.

47.3
45.9
36.2
28.8
19.9
46.7
47.8
63.4
40.2
48.2
35.6
16.0
14.8
71.3
41.8
35.4
40.2
26.8
29.9
57.0

Cts.

46.1
44.5
35.0
28.0
18/3
49.8
47.7
64.0
39.8
47.4
35.3
16.0
14.8
71.4
41.2
35.5
40.4
27.0
29.2
67.4

11.4' 11.4 11.4
9 .2 9.1 8 .6
6.1 6 .1 5 .9
1 0 .0 10.1 10.1
13.5 13.6 13.6
29.0 28.9 29.1
20.3 20.4 21.2
17.7 18.0 17.8
10.8 11.0 11.0
8.2 7 .8 4 .6
8 .0 6 .3 4 .5
7 .9 4 .7 * 2 .6
15.0 15.0 15.0
18.1 18.1 18.5
18.6 18.8 18.8
14.1 .1 4 .3 .1 4 .2
24.9 25.4 22.5
70.4 70.4 70.4
45.7 45.3 44.1
26.7 26.4 26.3
27.8 28.5 29.5
34.5 31.8 30.8
62.5 70.4 66.4

ii.4
8 .2
"5.7
10.4
13.7
29.2
21.3
16.7
10.9
3 .6
4 .8
2 .2
14.9
18.6
18.7
13.5
18.0
70.4
42.1
26.4
31.7
38.1
68.6

46.9
44.8
36.7
29.3
19.9
39.8
47.1
60.3
44.8
48.0
35.4
16.0
14.4
71.3
42.5
35.5
42.8
28.4
33.9
50.3

Cts.

I

51.4
48.4
39.4
30.5
20.0
44.4
47.4
63.8
43.8
48.6
35.2
16.0
14.7
71.6
43.0
35.7
4b 5
27.6
33.3
53.0

Cts.

Cts.

44.0
42.6
34.3
26.5
17.9
46.4
47.5
63.6
39.0
45.2
35.3
16.0
14.6
72.8
41.0
35.1
41.0
29.4
28.9
75.9
59.3
10.8
7 .7
5 .3
11.3
13.5
29.1
21.6
15.6
10.6
3 .2
4.1
2 .8
14.9
18.0
18.4
12.8
13.7
69.2
39.5
26.2
32.9
33.5
68.8

O s.

42.0
40.2
32.3
25.9
17.5
43.1
46.6
61.1
39.4
43.5
35.1
16.0
14.6
73.4
41.0
34.8
40.4
28.3
28.3
87.1
63.6
10.8
7 .2
4 .9
11.5
13.6
29.1
21.4
13.6
9 .8
3 .0
4.1
2 .6
14.8
18.1
18.2
12.2
12.9
69.0
38.4
24.9
33.1
32.3
66.2

Cts.

C ts.

37.8 43.1
35.4 41.1
30.0 33.9
24.0 26.7
17.3 18.5
30.3 41.3
39.5 45.1
52.6 58.8
36.3 41.0
39.3 46.8
35.1 35.2
15.0 15.9
14.6 14.7
67.7 74.1
39.8 41.8
34.4 35.3
39.5 41.9
24.4 28.5
26.5 32.1
92.4 66.3
68.6
10.8!1 i0 .9
6.6:! 8 .2
4.4;! 5 .5
11.0 10.2
13.5 13.4
28.8 28.7
21.6 20.4
13.0 16.9
8 .9 10.8
2 .9 5.6
4.1 7.0
2 .5 5.9
14.7 15.1
17.5 18.2
17.8 18.6
11.1 13.6
10.5 18.5
68.5 70.3
35.9 43.1
23.2 26.4
31.6 28.7

32.4 32.6
40.8 61.4

92

RETAIL PRICES, 1913 TO DECEMBER, 1929.

B .—AVERAGE RETAIL PRICES OF SPECIFIED FOOD ARTICLES
IN 1913 AND 1920 AND FOR EACH MONTH OF 1920, FOR EACH OF 51
CITIES—Continued.
BIRMINGHAM, ALA.

T a ble

Article.

1920
Av­
Av­
er­
er­
age
age
Unit. for
for
Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May June July Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec. year
year 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15.
1913.
1920.

Cts. Cts.
Sirloin steak......... Pound.. 26.9 40.7
Round steak........ ...d o .... 22.0 38.0
Rib roast............... ...d o ___ 20.0 31.5
Chuck roast.......... ...d o ___ 16.4 25.5
Plate beef.............. ...d o ___ 10.3 17.6
Pork chops........... ...d o .... 20.9 36.6
Bacon, sliced....... ...d o ___ 33.4 57.1
Ham, sliced.......... ...d o ___ 30.9 51.5
Lamb.................... ...d o .... 21.7 38.5
Hens..................... ...d o ___ 18.6 37.0
Salmon, canned.. ...d o ....
38.6
Milk, fresh........... Quart... 'io.'2 25.0
Milk, evaporated.. Can1___
17.8
Butter................ Pound.. 4L 7 78.1
Oleomargarine.... ...d o ----- ....... 45.1
Nut margarine... ...d o ....
38.4
Cheese............... ...d o ___ *22*6■ 42.6
Lard...................... ...d o ___ 15.6 33.5
Crisco.................... ...do;.__
37.5
Eggs, strictlyfresh Dozen... 30.6 75.0
Eggs, storage....... ...d o ___
61.5
Bread.................... Pound.. "5.’4 10.2
Flour..................... ...d o .... 3.7 7.8
Com meal............. .. .do----- 2.3 5.3
Rolled oats.......... ...d o ___ ....... 11.7
Com flakes........... 8-oz.pkg.
14.7
Cream of Wheat.. 28-oz.pkg ........ 28.8
Macaroni............... Pound..
20.8
Rice....................... ...d o .... 8.2 18.3
Beans, navy......... ...d o .... ....... 13.7
Potatoes................ ...d o ----- 2.1 6.2
Onions.................. ...d o ___ . . . . . 10.0
Cabbage................ ...d o ---- ..... 8.6
Beans, baked....... No.2can. . . . . . 18.9
Com, canned........ ...d o .... ....... 18.9
Peas, canned........ ...d o ___
21.1
Tomatoes, canned ...d o .... __ 14.1
Sugar, granulated Pound.. 5.4 21.3
Tea......................... ...d o ---- 61.3 87.9
Coffee..................... ...d o .... 28.8 49.3
Prunes.................. ...d o ___
29.7
Raisins.................. ...d o ___ ........ 22.3
44.0
Bananas................ Dozen...
42.8
Oranges.............. ...d o ....

115 to 16 ounces.




Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts.
40.1 40.8
45.0

37.6
31.1
25.5
18.2
36.5
56.7
52.1
41.5
39.7
37.6
25.0
17.0
75.5
45.1
38,. 6
42.8
31.4
37.6
59.2
55.0
10.2
7.8
5.3
11.4
14.6
29.5
20.6
18.1
14.2
7.0
10.0
9.3
18.5
18.6
21.2
14.3
20.4
87.1
48.9
29.5
23.4
42.6
46.4

37.8
31.1
26.5
18.0
38.0
55.7
51.7
41.4
41.6
37.6
25.0
15.9
78.6
44.8
39.0
42.2
29.8
36.7
48.1

43.7
41.1
33.1
27.6
19.0
40.9
56.7
54.4
43.6
43.3
37.9
25.0
15.6
79.7
45.1
39.6
42.5
30.1
37.7
47.4

43.9
40.8
32.4
27.7
19.8
41.4
58.5
56.5
45.0
40.6
38.8
25.0
15.8
76.8
44.8
39.3
43.4
30.2
37.6
49.3

41.3
33.6
28.4
19.8
40.3
61.2
60.2
43.9
40.0
39.5
25.0
16.0
74.-6
44.3
39.6
42.2
30.0
36.8
49.1

46.9
43.0
34.7
28.5
19.3
40.6
62.0
61.4
45.0
38.0
39.7
25.0
16.2
73.2
45.0
40.0
40.8
29.2
36.8
52.7

46.2
42,4
33.7
27.8
18.7
42.7
62.1
61.8
45.0
37.8
40.1
25.0
16.4
71.8
44.8
39.8
39.6
27.6
33.5
59.3

45.6
42.2
33.5
28:0
18.1
48.0
62.4
63.1
45.5
38.2
41.6
25.0
16.7
72.7
44.9
40.8
41.1
28.0
34.4
65.8

10.7
7.9
5.2
11.4
14.5
30.6
20.2
18.3
13.8
7.5
9.8
8.4
18.1
18.3
20.7
14.3
20.2
87.1
49.0
29.0
23.5
42.4
58.6

10.8
8.2
5.6
11.7
14.8
31.5
20.9
18.5
14.1
10.0
10.6
8.1
18.8
18.4
20.6
14.3
22.1
88.3
49.2
28.1
25.1
43.7
62.1

11.4
8.6
5.8
11.8
14.9
31.3
21.6
18.7
13.9
11.0
11.5
7.5
18.4
18.7
21.1
14.5
28.6
88.1
49.7
29.5
24.3
44.3
65.8

11.5
8.8
6.1
11.7
14.8
32.4
21.4
18.8
13.6
11.3
9.5
6.4
18.5
19.0
21.1
14.4
29.2
89.0
49.5
29.3
24.4
45.8
64.6

11.5
8.9
6.1
12.2
16.2
32.2
22.6
18.9
14.2
10.1
8.8
8.5
18.2
19.6
21.5
15.0
27.9
89:5
50.5
30.0
25.9
47.2
62.9

11.5
8.7
5.8
12.8
15.1
32.8
22.2
17.4
13.6
6.1
6.3
6.1
18.4
19.5
21.6
14.8
23.7
89.2
50.7
29.3
28.5
45.7
62.9

11.5
8.7
5.7
13.6
15.0
33.6
23.5
16.7
13.8
5.0
5.6
5.4
18.4
19.9
21.3
14.5
18.7
88.7
49.6
30.0
30.7
46.2
66.1

45.1 42.9
41.4 39.1
33.1 31.7
27.4 25.7
17.6 17.0
48.7 41.1
61.7 58.3
62.3 58.3
44.0 44.5
41.3 38.8
40.4 40.1
25.0 25.0
16.3 16.0
73.1 73.1
44.1 42.2
40.0 40.1
40.9 39.4
28.9 28.8
33.6 33.1
68.6 73.9
64.4 65.0
11.5 11.4
8.5 8.2
5.0 4.6
14.0 14.3
14.9 . 14.9
33.3 33.1
23.1 23.1
15.9 14.1
13.2 12.2
4.4 4.5
5.4 5.4
5.2 5.2
18.0 18.2
19.3 18.9
21.2 21.0
14.0 11.6
14.8 13.2
87.5 86.8
45.7 44.8
30.2 29.3
32.5 32.8
46.7 46.3
55.0 47.8

39.6
36.1
29.0
23.8
16.3
31.9
53.0
52.1
39.5
33.9
39.7
25.0
15.9
67.6
41.5
39.2
38.8
25.3
32.1
83.9
69.2
11.3
7.7
4.1
13.0
14.8
32.6
23.9
12.7
11.7
4.3
5.3
5.2
18.0
18.6
20.3
10.8
10.8
87.7
43.8
29.3
32.8
43.6
41.9

43.4
40.1
32.4
26.9
18.3
40.6
58.8
57.1
43.1
39.2
39.3
25.0
16.3
74.6
44.3
39.5
41.4
29.4
35.6
61.0

11.1
8.3
5.4
12.5
14.9
31.8
22.0
17.2
13.5
7.3
8.2
7.0
18.4
19.0
21.1
13.9
20.9
88.1
48.4
29.4
27.2
44.9
56.4

93

GENERAL TABLES,

B .—AVERAGE RETAIL PRICES OF SPECIFIED FOOD ARTICLES
IN 1913 AND 1920 AND FOR EACH MONTH OF 1920, FOR EACH OF 51
CITIES—Continued.

T able

BOSTON, MASS.

Article.

Sirloin steak2___
Round steak.........
Rib roast................
Chuck roast...........
Plate beef...............
Pork chops............
Bacon, sliced........
Ham, sliced...........
Lam b......................
H ens........................
Salmon, canned..
Milk, fresh.............
Milk, evaporated.
Butter.....................
Oleomargarine—
Nut margarine—
Cheese.....................
Lard........................
Crisco......................
Eggs,strictly fresh
Eggs, storage........
Bread......................
Flour.......................
Corn* m eal..............
Rolled oats............
Corn fla k e s .......
Cream of W heat..
Macaroni................
Rice..........................
Beans, n av y ..........
Potatoes.................
Onions....................
Cabbage..................
Beans, baked........
Com, canned........
Peas, canned.........
Tomatoes, canned
Sugar, granulated
Tea...........................
Coffee.......................
Prunes....................
Raisins....................
Bananas.................
Oranges..................

1920
Av­
Av­
er­
er­
age
age
U nit. for
for
Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May June July Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec. year
year 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15.
1913.
1920.

Cut. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts.

P ou n d .. 35.3 60.6
...d o ----- 34.3 56.7
...d o ----- 24.5 42.0
.. .d o .... 17.5 30.2
...d o ___
...d o ----- 23.0 38.3
...d o ----- 25.2 47.8
...d o ----- 30.9 55.1
.. .d o ... . 22.1 40.7
...d o ----- 24.8 45.8
36.0
.. .d o ... .
Q uart... ’ ’8*9 17.0
17.0
Can1----2
P ou n d .. "37*9 73.3
...d o ----44.3
.. .d o ... .
35.7
.. .d o ----- *22*6 42.9
...d o ----- 15.8 33.5
.. .d o ... . ___ 36.6
D ozen... 42.3 103.3
...d o ----64.7
P ou n d .. **5.*9 11.3
...d o ----- 3.7 8.8
...d o ___ 3.5 7.2
.. .d o ... . ....... 8.0
8-oz.pkg.
14.0
28-oz.pkg
28.8
P ound.. ........ 22.7
...d o ----- 9.3 18.5
...d o ----- ..... 11.3
...d o ___ 1.7 4.8
...d o ___
9.5
...d o ___ ........ 8.7
No. 2 can ........ 17.2
...d o ___ ....... 20.6
...d o ___
21.7
. . . d o . . . . ........ 16.2
P ou n d .. 5.4 14.4
...d o ___ 58.6 68.5
. . . d o . . . . 33.0 52.9
28.0
.. .d o ... .
...d o ----- ........ 24.8
D ozen... . . . . . 50.0
...d o ___ ........ 58.0

58.7
55.5
39.9
30.1

58.8
55.3
39.8
30.1

65.3
62.2
44.5
33.3

62.0
56.6
41.1
31.2

67.9
64.9
44.1
34.4

71.5
67.0
45.6
36.6

70.3
68.8
44.7
36.8

38.2
47.5
55.7
43.8
47.4
36.1
17.0
16.6
72.6
44.3
35.9
42.9
31.8
36.8
87.7
63.1
11.2
8.7
7.2
8.3
14.0
29.4
23.2
18.5
11.2
6.0
9.6
10.1
17.2
21.0
20.9
16.3
18.2
68.5
52.7
28.3
25.4
50.7
59.7

41.6
47.2
55.8
42.2
47.8
36.5
17.0
16.2
73.3
45.2
36.4
43.4
30.7
36.7
73.5

47.6
47.5
59.1
50.2
49.5
36.2
17.0
14.7
76.0
44.6
36.1
43.1
30.4
36.4
71.5

45.3
47.8
59.8
43.1
51.4
36.5
16.3
14.8
73.2
45.4
36.5
42.4
29.2
35.9
70.9

44.6
50.4
63.3
44.9
52.5
36.6
16.3
15.1
67.4
44.7
36.3
41.5
29.2
35.4
72.7

48.1
50.4
69.0
46.5
52.2
37.2
17.0
15.8
68.8
45.1
36.2
41.0
28.8
35.4
80.1

50.6
49.8
70.4
43.7
51.4
37.6
17.5
15.9
68.0
44.5
36.3
40.7
28.0
34.0
87.4

11.2
8.8
7.4
9.3
14.0
29.7
23.7
19.0
11.3
6.9
9.8
9.9
17.9
21.1
21.9
16.4
17.6
69.7
53.4
28.3
26.1
53.5
72.6

11.3
9.0
7.3
9.5
13.9
30.2
24.3
19.6
11.2
7.9
10.2
11.2
17.9
20.7
22.1
16.5
19.4
69.9
53.2
28.1
26.5
52.1
70.0

11.3
9.6
7.5
9.4
13.9
30.4
24.2
19.6
10.9
8.5
11.0
10.5
18.1
20.5
21.4
15.6
23.9
69.9
53.3
27.6
26.6
50.7
84.7

11.3
9.6
7.7
9.5
14.3
30.4
25.1
19.5
11.0
9.7
7.2
9.7
18.3
.21.1
22.1
15.7
25.8
69.9
53.5
27.8
26.7
54.3
64.3

11.3
9.5
7.7
9.8
14.9
30.4
26.0
19.4
11.0
8.7
5.9
8.8
18.3
21.2
22.3
15.7
25.7
69.9
53.3
28.3
28.6
56.5
75.8

71.1
67.9
45.7
36.2

69.3
65.3
44.9
34.4

67.4
62.9
42.9
33.6

59.6
53.5
38.2
29.3

65.2
61.4
42.8
33.0

56.0 57.1 50. 4 35.2 46.1
50.1 51.1 50.5 45.5 48.8
70.4 70.3 66.6 55.4 62.6
43.4 41.6 42.3 39.6; 43.5
52.2 51.9 49. 7 47.0 49.9
37.2 37.9 39.4 37.4 ' 37.1
18.5 18.4 18.4 18.3; 17.4
15.8 15.8 15.7 15.5! 15.7
68.8 69.4 68.3 63.5 70.2
44.1 43.8 44.1 43.3 44.5
36.5 36.0 35.9 35.4! 36.1
41.1 40.9 40.5 39.7: 41.7
28.2 29.4 29.2 26.2 29.6
32.3 32.5 31.7 28.5 34.4
95.3 105.7 119.6 120.0 j 90.6
1
66.3 69.2 71.0
11.3 11.4 11.4 11.4 10.4 11.2
9.1 8.9 8.3 8.0 7.0, 8.8
7.6 7.7 7.7 7.5 6.9 7.5
10.0 10.3 10.6 10.3 9.9. 9.6
14.6 14.4 14.4 14.3 14.3 14.3
30.1 30.3 30.5 30.4 30.3‘ 30.1
25.9 26.0 25.6 25.6 25.2 | 24.8
19.3 19.0 18.1 15.8 14.7 18.4
10.8 10.8 10.4 9.7 9.2 10.7
4.2 3.3 3.1 3.4 3.0 5.8
5.5 5.2 4.3 4.2 3.91 7.2
4.7| 4.7 4.3 4.4 4.2 7.6
17.6; 18.4 18.0 18.0 17.6 17.9
21.6 21.4 20.9 20.3 20.3 20.9
22.3 22.1 22.2 22.3 22.1 22.0
15.5 15.3 15.5 13.7 13.5 15.5
23.8 19.3 13.2 12.2 10.3 18.7
69.9 69.9 69.9 69.1 68.6 69.5
53.1 52.0 49.5 46.0 44.6 51.5
28.2 29.0 29.3 27.2 25.3 28.0
28.6! 29.7 31.9 32.8 32.9 28.4
56.3 56.9 56.2 59.2 52.0 54.0
70.41 75.6 72.8 71.0 45.7 68.4

i
1 15 to 16 ounces.
•
2 The steak for which prices are here quoted is known as “ porterhouse'' in most of the cities included in
this report, lout in this city it is called “sirloin'' steak.




94

RETAIL PRICES, 1913 TO DECEMBER, 1920,

B .—AVERAGE RETAIL PRICES OF SPECIFIED FOOD ARTICLES
IN 1913 AND 1920 AND FOR EACH MONTH OF 1920, FOR EACH OF 51
CITIES—Continued.
BRIDGEPORT, CONN.

T a ble

Article.

1920
Av­
Av­
er­
er­
age
age
Unit. for
for
year Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May June July Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec. year
1913. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 1920.

Cts. Cts.
49.4
Sirloin steak......... Pound..
46.6
Round steak........ .. .do.......
37.1
Rib roast.............. ...d o ----28.6
Chuck roast.......... ...d o ___
14.6
Plate beef............. ...d o ___
Pork chops........... ...d o ___
36.1
Bacon, sliced........ ...d o ___
55.3
59.5
Ham, sliced.......... ...d o ___
37.7
Lam o.. . .............. ...d o ___
Hens...................... .. .do___
44.4
37.2
Salmon, canned.. ...d o ....
Milk, fresh........... Quart...
17.5
Milk, evaporated. Can 1__
17.0
Butter................... Pound..
71.6
Oleomargarine__ ...d o ___
43.0
35.5
Nut margarine__ ...d o ___
Cheese.................... ...d o ___ ..... 42.6
32.5
Lard...................... ...d o ....
Crisco.................... ...d o .... ..... 36.3
Eggs, strictly fresh Dozen... ........ 103.8
67.9
Eggs, storage........ .. .do___
10.6
Bread.................... Pound..
Flour.................. ...d o ___
8.3
Corn meal............. ...d o ....
8.6
Rolled oats........... ...d o ....
10.0
13.7
Corn flakes........... 8-oz. pkg
Cream of Wheat.. 28-oz.pkg
27.8
Macaroni............... Pound..
23.2
17.8
Rice......... .............. ...d o ....
Beans, navy......... ...d o ....
12.0
Potatoes................ ...d o ....
4.7
Onions................... ...d o ___
9.0
Cabbage............ ...d o ___
7.9
16.1
Beans, baked....... No. 2 can
Corn, canned........ ...d o ....
20.3
Peas, canned....... ...d o ___
20.0
16.1
Tomatoes,canned. ...d o ___
Sugar, granulated. Pound.. ..... 19.1
Tea........................ ...do. ..... 64.0
47.1
Coffee.............. ...d o ___
Prunes................... . .. d o . . .
28.9
Raisins.................. ...d o ....
24.4
Bananas................ Dozen...
38.3
Oranges................ ...d o ___
51.6

115 to 16 ounces.




Cts.
48.9
46.7
36.9
28.5
14.4
35.8
55.9
59.7
41.9
46.7
37.5
17.0
16.4
70.8
43.3
35.4
43.1
31.0
36.3
91.9
65.9
12.1
8.3
8.5
10.0
13.6
27.9
24.2
17.9
11.7
5.6
9.5
10.0
15.7
20.1
19.9
16.1
19.2
63.7
47.2
28.1
25.9
41.0
57.8

Cts.
49.0
46.3
36.8
28.4
14.5
39.5
56.6
60.3
39.6
47.4
37.4
17.0
15.7
69.5
42.8
35.4
43.1
29.1
35.6
71.9

Cts. Cts.
50.9 '49.9
47.8 46.2
39.3 37.8
29.7 29.8
14.6 15.1
46.3 43.7
57.5 58.4
62.7 64.5
47.0 42.8
47.8 48. 5
37.2 37.8
15.0 15.0
13.9 14.4
72.5 71.5
42.9 42.1
35.4 35.5
42.2 42.2
28.1 27.7
35.2 34.8
66.4 65.1

Cts.
52.9
49.1
39.7
31.4
15.7
40.9
59.7
65.6
43.0
48.7
37.8
15.0
14.7
66.3
42.0
35.9
42.6
27.5
34.6
66.8

Cts.
58.2
54.8
42.1
33.3
15.6
42.9
60.0
69.5
44.6
48.4
38.8
16.0
15.4
67.2
40.6
35.9
42.3
27.2
34.2
72.4

Cts.
56.8
54.2
41.2
32.1
15.5
45.7
59.5
71.3
42.6
48.1
39.4
17.0
15.4
66.2
40.1
35.4
41.4
26.0
32:3
80.5

Cts.
56.4
53.3
40.7
30.9
14.7
49.2
60.4
73.4
40.8
47.6
39.6
18.0
15.4
66.7
39.5
35.4
41.1
26.0
31.4
87.7

12.1
8.4
8.5
9.9
14.0
28.5
24.6
18.0
11.8
6.7
9.7
10.5
15.9
19.8
19.9
15.9
19.2
63.7
47.4
28.2
26.0
45.0
64.3

12.1 12.3
8.4 8.7
8.5 8.5
10.1 10.4
13.8 13.6
29.0 28.6
24.4 24. 7
18.2 17.8
11.5 11.5
8.3 8.7
9.7 11.5
10.8 11.2
15.9 15.3
20.5 21/4
19.8 20.4
16.0 16.1
20.3 25.3
64.3 67.1
48.1 48.4
28.4 26.8
27.3 27.8
42.2 *40.0
64.9 71.6

12.3
8.8
8.6
10.4
13. 7
28.6
24.5
18.2
11.8
10.3
6.7
9.6
15.3
21.2
20.9
15.7
27.2
67.1
47.6
27.6
27.6
45.5
64.7

12.5
8.9
9.0
10.6
14.0
28.1
24.9
18.4
11.8
8.7
5.6
8.4
15.6
21.9
22.2
15.8
27.3
68.9
47.3
27.7
27.7
48.0
69.9

12.7
8.5
9.0
10.7
14.1
29.1
25.0
18.3
11.8
4.1
4.9
3.5
15.3
21.8
22.4
15.5
23.1
67.2
46.8
26.9
28.2
45.0
67.1

12.7
8.3
8.8
11.2
14.0
28.9
25.2
17.7
11.9
3.6
5.5
3.8
15.3
21.7
22.2
15.1
17.8
65.6
45.6
27.1
29.0
48.5
75.8

Cts. Cts. Cts.
52.5 51.2 44.9
49.8 48.2 41.8
37.7 37.3 33.0
29.4 29.2 25.8
13.9 13.9 13.1
52.5 46.2 32.2
60.5 58.5 51.4
73.0 70.1 59.8
40.1 40.4 35.3
46.4 46.0 45.0
40.6 40.6 40.5
18.0 18.0 17.0
15.2 15.0 15.1
67.9 66.3 62.4
40.9 .40.6 39.3
35.6 35.5 34.4
41.5 40.0 39.8
28.0 27.8 24.8
30.9 30.0 29.1
96.4 109.5 118.9
66.5 69.1 70.0
12.7 12.7 11.2
8.0 7.4 6.5
9.0 9.1 8.8
11.7 11.8 11.1
13.7 13.8 13.6
29.3 28.9 28.8
25.0 24.9 24.9
16.5 14.9 14.2
11.6 11.0 10.3
3.1 3.3 3.1
4.7 4.1 3.9
3.5 3.6 3.5
15.2 15.1 14.4
21.4 21.2 21.1
22.2 22.0 21.9
14.2 13.6 13.0
14.1 13.3 10.8
64.0 64.5 62.4
42.1 41.2 38.7
26.7 24.9 23.4
30.8 31.7 31.5
45.9 43.9 40.0
76.9 80.0 48.8

Cts.
51.8
48.7
38.3
29.8
14.6
42.6
57.8
65.8
41.3
47.1
38.7
16.7
15.3
68.2
41.4
35.4
41.8
28.0
33.4
85.9

12.2
8.2
8.7
10.7
13.8
28.6
24.6
17.3
11.6
5.9
7.1
7.2
15.4
21.0
21.2
15.3
19.7
65.2
45.6
27.1
28.2
43.6
66.1

95

GENERAL TABLES,

B .—AVERAGE RETAIL PRICES OF SPECIFIED FOOD ARTICLES
IN 1913 AND 1920 AND FOR EACH MONTH OF 1920, FOR EACH OF 51
CITIES—Continued.
BUFFALO, N. Y.

T able

A rticle.

U n it.

1920
A v­
A v­
er­
er­
age
age
for Jan. F eb. Mar. A pr. M ay June J u ly A ug. Sep. O ct. N o v . D ec. for
year 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. year
1913.
1920.
I

Cts. a s . Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts.

Sirloin stea k . *___ P o u n d .. 22.3
R ou n d stea k ........... . . . d o ____ 19.4
R ib roa st.................. . . . d o ------ 17.0
Chuck r o a st............ .. . d o ____ 15.3
P la te b eef................. .. . d o ____ 11.5
P ork ch o p s.............. . . . d o ____ 20.3
B acon, slic e d .......... . . . d o ____ 22.1
H am , slic e d ............ . . . d o ____ 26.2
L a m b ......................... . . . d o . . . . 16.9
H e n s........................... . . . d o . . . . 21.1
Salm on, c a n n e d ... . . . d o . . . .
M ilk, fresh ............... Q u a r t... **8.*c
M ilk, evap orated . C a n 1___
B u tter........................ P o u n d .. 37. i
O leom argarine.. . . . . .d o ____ .........
N u t m argarine___ .. . d o ____
Cheese........................ . . . d o . . . . *20.5
L ard ........................... . . . d o . . . . 14.3
C risco......................... . . .d o ____
E ggs,stric tly fresh D o z e n ... 32.9
E ggs, storage......... .. .d o .
B read ......................... P o u n d .. **5.6
3 .0
F lour.......................... ...d o .
Corn m e a l................ . . . d o ____ 2 .6
R olled oats
. . .d o ____
Corn flak es.............. 8-oz. pkg.
Cream of W h e a t. . 28-oz.pkg
M acaroni.................. P o u n d ..
9 .3
R ice............................. .. .d o .
B ean s, n a v y ............ . . . d o ____
P otatoes................... . . . d o . . . . ..1 .7
O nion s....................... . . . d o . . . .
Cabbage.................... . . . d o . . . . .....
B ean s, b ak ed ......... N o .2 c a n
Corn, can n ed .......... . . . d o . . . . .........
P eas, can n ed .......... . . . d o . . . .
T om atoes, canned . . . d o . . . .
Sugar, granulated P o u n d .. '*5.4
T ea............................... . . .d o ____ 45.0
Coffee......................... . . . d o ____ .29.3
P ru n es....................... . . . d o . . . .
R aisin s...................... . . . d o ____ .....
B ananas.................... D o z e n ...
O ranges..................... . . . d o . . . .

.....
....
.....
.....

.....

*15 to 16 ounces.




37.1
33.6
30.9
25.6
ia 2
37.3
41.2
50.6
31.6
42.0
35.0
16.0
16.4
73.7
42.8
34.4
41.7
31.2
35.6
88.0
60.3
10.5
7.7
6 .4
ai
13.0
26.6
21.2
17.8
11.5
5 .0
9 .0
7 .4
14.1
ia s
17.8
15.4
16.4
67.0
47.0
29.9
23.2
43.5
57.5

36.7
33.3
30.2
25.2
17.5
38.9
41.8
50.5
34.2
43.6
35.1
16.0
15.0
72.1
42.4
34.4
41.4
29.5
35.1
72.3
57.3
11.0
7.6
6.1
8.1
13.0
27.1
21.1
17.8
11.4
5.5
a6
9 .1
14.0
18.4
17.7
15.5
ia i
66.6
46.6
29.6
24.8
43.1
56.3

36.3
33.0
30.3
24.4
16.9
39.5
41.9
49.9
33.3
44.4
35.2
16.0
14.0
73.3
42.8
34.8
41.4
28.0
35.5
59.0

40.4
37.1
32.4
26.6
ia i
47.9
45.3
53.4
36.6
47.4
35.5
15.1
13.3
76.3
42.9
34.5
41.0
28.1
35.4
54.5

40.3
36.8
32.2
25.8
17.5
43.5
45.6
53.5
35.8
44.9
35.7
14.5
13.7
70.0
42.4
34.5
40.3
27.5
35.0
53.5

44.4
40.8
34.8
28.2
18.2
41.0
47.8
56.4
36.2
45.1
35.5
15.0
14.3
64.8
41.6
34.4
39.5
28.2
34.5
54.7

46.4
42.9
35.5
29.0
19.3
46.5
48.9
58.3
35.6
44.1
35.6
15.0
14.7
66.2
41.8
34.5
38.8
26.9
34.2
58.9

45.1
41.1
34.1
27.3
18.5
48.6
49.4
58.5
33.2
45.1
35.9
16.0
14.4
64.9
41.8
34.4
38.6
25.6
32.2
64.5

44.3
40.0
33.3
26.6
18.3
52.5
47.5
56.3
31.9
45.8
36.1
17.0
14.7
66.5
40.4
34.4
38.8
25.9
30.5
69.2

ii.i
7.6
6.1
8.4
13.0
27.1
21.7
18.0
11.5
6 .0
9 .3
9 .7
13.9
ia i
17.7
15.4
ia 7
67.0
46.7
28.8
25.8
45.1
67.5

11.1
7.7
6 .2
8.3
12.9
27.0
21.9
17.9
11.3
7 .9
9 .2
9.7
13.9
17.8
17.5
15.4
19.3
65.7
46.9
27.3
26.0
45.0
67.1

11.1
8 .4
6 .2
8 .8
12.9
27.5
22.4
18.4
11.5
8.8
11.3
9 .5
14.1
ia o
17.9
15.7
21.2
6 7.0
47.3
27.4
26.6
47.5
82.4

11.2
8 .6
6 .2
as
12.9
28.1
22.8
18.3
11.7
9 .4
a2
7 .9
14.2
17.9
18.1
15.7
25.1
66.8
47.4
27.0
27.1
49.8
61.5

11.3
8.5
6 .6
9 .0
13.2
2a 3
23.1
18.3
11.5
8.0
6 .4
6 .8
14.1
18.4
17.9
15.6
25.4
67.0
47.3
26.7
2a 2
52.4
64.4

11.4
7.9
6 .7
9.5
13.0
27.9
23.1
ia i
11.2
4 .0
5 .1
2 .7
13.9

11.4
7.7
6 .7
9 .8
13.1
28.1
23.0
17.5
11.3
2 .9
4 .6
2 .0
14.3
17.9
17.7
15.8
19.8
67.6
43.7
27.2
29.2
49.8
73.1

18.2

17.6
15.9
23.7
66.5
45.7
26.9
28.4
49.5
66.3

41.5
37.3
32.0
25.7
17.5
52.3
47.5
57.9
31.8
43.0
36.3
17.0
1 4.4
68.3
40.7
34.0
39.1
27.9
29.7
80.4
61.1
11.5
7.1
6 .5
9 .1
13.2
28.3
22.9
16.3
10.9
2 .6
4 .2
1.7
14.2
18.0
17.5
15.3
14.4
67.5
43.7
27.6
31.8
50.8
73.2

39.7
35.8
3 1.0
25.5
17.6
46.5
44.7
56.3
31.9
41.8
36.1
17.0
14.1
69.7
39.6
33.5
38.2
27.3
29.2
91.2
63.1
11.5
6 .3
5 .8
9 .4
13.1
28.4
23.2
14.8
10.1
2 .8
4 .0
1.4
14.0
17.7
17.3
14.4
13.2
66.6
40.8
26.5
31.8
50.7
76.8

35.8
32.1
28.7
23.4
16.4
32.8
38.4
48.7
2 8.8
40.0
36.0
16.0
14.3
61.6
38.8
32.8
37, 6
23.6
28.0
98.1
67; 4
11.0
5:5
5 .2
8.5
13.0
28.2
23.3
13.2
9 .4
2 .8
4.1
1 .8
13.7
17.2
16.9
13.5
10.9
66.2
3a 0

25.5
31.9
4a 4
59.2

40.7
37.0
32.1
26.1
17.8
43.9
45.0
54.2
33.4
43.9
35.7
15.9
14.4
69.0
41.5
34.2
39.7
27.5
32.9
70.4

11.2
7.6
6 .2
8.8
ia o
27.7
22.5
17.2
11.1
5 .5
7.0
5 .8
14.0
ia o
17.6
15.3
ia o
66.8
45.1
27.5
27.9
4a 0
67.1

96
T

RETAIL PRICES, 1913 TO DECEMBER, 1920.

B AVERAGE RETAIL PRICES OF SPECIFIED FOOD .ARTICLES
IN 1913 AND 1920 AND FOR EACH MONTH OF 1920, FOR EACH OF 51
CITIES—Continued.
BUTTE, MONT.

a b l e

____

Article.

1920
Av­
Av­
er­
er­
age
age
Unit, for
for
Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May June July Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec. year
year 15. 15/ 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15.
1920.
1913.

Cts.
Sirloin steak.......... Pound..
Round steak........ ...d o ___
Rib roast..............
Chuck roast.____ ...d o ___
Plate beef............. ...d o ___ ........
Pork chops........... ...d o ....
Bacon, sliced........
Ham, sliced.......... ...d o ....
...d o ....
Lamb................... ...d o ___
Hens...................... ...d o .... .....
Salmon, canned.. ...d o ....
Milk, fresh............ Quart...
Milk, evaporated. Can1___
B u tter............... Pound..
Oleomargarine__ ...d o ----- .....
Nut margarine... ...d o ___
Cheese. #■ . ............. ...d o ___ ........
Lard...................... ...d o ___
Crisco....................
Eggs,strictly fresh Dozen... .....
Eggs, storage..... ...d o ___
Bread.................... Pound..
Flour......................
Corn meal............. ...d o ----Rolled o a ts....... ...d o ___ .....
Corn flakes............ 8-oz.pkg.
Cream of Wheat.. 28-oz.pkg .....
Macaroni............... Pound.. .....
Rice........................ ...d o .... .....
Beans, navy......... ...d o ___ .....
Potatoes................ ...d o ___ .....
Onions___. . . ___ ...d o ___
Cabbage............. ...d o ___ ........
Beans, baked........ No. 2 can ........
Com, canned........ ...d o .... ........
Peas, canned........ ...d o ___
Tomatoes, canned ...d o ___
Sugar, granulated Pound..
Tea..................... ...d o ___
Coffee.........
Prunes.................. ...d o ....
Raisins.................. ...d o .... .....
Bananas................ ...d o ----Oranges............... Dozen... ........
115 to 16 ounces.




CU.
36.5
29.8
28.3
22.5
16.1
37.3
60.4
61.1
29.3
41.5
42.7
15.6
18.4
72.2
45.0
43.8
45.6
38.5
44.6
83.5
63.0
12.1
8.8
7.8
9.7
14.0
31.6
21.7
18.3
13.6
5.5
7.9
7.8
21.5
18.4
18.4
16.7
14.4
77.2
58.9
26.1
25.8
14.9
55.3

Cts.
35.9
30.0
28.4
22.1
16.6
38.3
59.1
59.3
33.1
44.0
43.1
15.6
16.8
68.4
45.0
43.8
43.9
37.6
44.8
69.1
51.7
11.5
8.7
7.8
9.5
14.3
32.2
21.7
18.3
12.8
5.6
8.2
9.6
21.5
18.6
18.6
16.7
17.0
77.5
59.5
27.1
26.8
15.1
56.2

Cts.
37.0
31.3
29.8
23.0
16.7
38.0
59.2
58.9
33.1
45.9
43.4
15.6
15.5
73.3
45.0
43.8
43.2
37.2
44.1
59.6

Cts.
39.7
34.2
31.6
25.8
18.5
42.8
62.2
60.6
36.0
48.3
43.4
15.6
14.7
75.0
45.0
43.8
42.9
37.0
43.9
56.9

Cts.
40.1
34.8
32.3
25.9
18.5
43.9
62.5
62.0
39.2
48.0
44.0
15.6
15.2
69.7
41.7
40.5
42.8
36.3
43.2
59.5

Cts.
39.8
35.4
32.2
25.8
18.2
40.4
63.7
62.9
36.7
45.1
44.0
15.6
15.2
65.3
40.0
40.5
43.1
35.0
42.5
62.8

Cts.
39.8
36.0
31.4
25.1
17.7
42.4
64.0
64.0
36.5
42.8
44.2
15.6
15.9
64.8
40.0
39.6
43.1
33.6
42.2
65.0

Cts.
39.1
35.2
30.4
23.2
16.5
45.7
63.9
64.7
35.2
42.5
44.4
15.6
16.6
64.9
40.0
39.0
43.0
33.5
43.2
72.0

Cts.
38.4
34.0
28.4
22.7
15.7
49.1
64.0
65.0
33.4
43.3
44.4
15.8
16.7
70.1
40.0
39.7
42.8
32.6
42.8
76.1

11.9
8.6
7.7
9.5
14.3
32.4
22.6
18.6
12.6
6.3
8.2
8.6
21.4
18.4
18.4
16.4
17.0
77.5
59.2
27.7
27.2
15.3
58.5

12.0
8.8
7.9
9.8
14.0
33.3
22.7
18.8
12.6
8.1
9.4
8.9
21.4
18.7
18.3
16.4
17.1
77.2
59.5
28.7
30.4
15.4
64.7

14.3
9.1
7.8
10.0
14.0
33.5
22.9
18.9
12.7
9.0
11.8
8.6
21.6
18.9
18.3
16.4
23.3
77.2
60.3
29.7
30.7
15.7
69.1

14.4
9.2
7.7
10.1
14.6
33.6
22.6
19.1
12.6
9.5
9.7
6.8
22.5
18.7
18.3
16.4
27.4
77.5
60.3
29.1
31.0
16.1
67.2

14.4
9.2
7.5
10.1
15.5
33.0
22.5
18.9
12.4
9.4
6.7
7.4
22.1
18.9
18.3
16.4
28.6
77.4
60.6
29.6
30.9
16.7
69.7

14.3
9.2
7.8
10.0
15.5
33.5
22.4
19.3
12.2
4.9
5.8
6.3
22.3
18.6
18.5
16.4
27.2
77.4
60.2
29.6
31.0
16.9
72.2

14.3
8.9
7.8
10.2
15.3
33.5
22.4
18.6
11.9
2.9
4.5
4.8
22.2
18.6
18.5
16.7
18.2
77.5
58.8
29.6
31.4
17.4
73.8

Cts.
37.1
32.7
28.4
22.4
16.2
50.8
64.0
64.9
32.3
42.4
44.8
15.8
16.4
69.5
40.0
39.7
42.5
33.1
41.7
80.6
66.4
12.8
8.8
7.8
10.2
15.3
33.9
22.1
16.4
11.5
2.5
4.6
3.8
22.2
18.6
18.5
16.3
16.2
78.2
58.4
29.1
31.5
18.2
75.0

Cts. Cts.
33.9 28.8
29.8 25.5
26.3 22.5
20.7 17.8
15.3 12.3
48.0 35.9
63.0 58.2
64.1 58.9
28.1 27.9
39.3 36.5
45.4 44.1
15.8 15.8
16.2 16.2
67.4 .63.3
40.0 40.0
39.0 39.4
42.4 41.8
34.5 32.7
40.8 36.6
93.9 91.7
68.5 70.6
12.1 12.0
7.8 7.0
7.5 6.9
10.1 9.7
15.4 14.9
34.1 34.3
22.1 22.3
14.8 13.4
10.8 10.4
2.4 2.4
4.2 4.0
3.5 3.3
22.2 22.0
18.6 18.8
18.6 18.8
16.6 16.5
14.9 12.9
78.2 77.5
56.9 55.0
28.3 26.6
32.9 34.2
18.3 18.1
62.3 56.7

Cts.
37.2
32.4
29.2
23.1
16.5
42.7
62.0
62.2
33.4
43.3
44,0
15.7
16.2
68.7
41.8
41.1
43.1s
35.1
42.5
72.6

13.0
8.7
7.7
9.9
14.8
33.2
22.3
17.8
12.2
5.7
7.1
6.6
21.9
18.7
18.5
16.5
19.5
77.5
59.0
28.4
30.3
16.5
65.1

97

GENERAL TABLES,

B .—AVERAGE RETAIL PRICES OF SPECIFIED FOOD ARTICLES
IN 1913 AND 1920 AND FOR EACH MONTH OF 1920, FOR EACH OF 51
CITIES—Continued.

T able

CHARLESTON, S. C.

Article.

1920
Av­
Av­
er­
erage
age
Unit. for
for
Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May June July Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec. year
year 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15.
1913.
1920;

Cts.
Sirloin steak......... Pound.. 21.7
Round steak........ ...d o .... 20.4
Rib roast............ ...d o ___ 20.2
Chuck roast.......... ...d o ___ 15.1
Plate beef............. ...d o ___ 11.8
Pork chops........... ...d o .... 23.5
Bacon, sliced........ ...d o .... 25.7
Ham, sliced.......... ...d o .... 27.5
Lamb.................... ...d o .... 21.8
Hens...................... ...d o ___ 21.7
Salmon, canned.. ...d o ___
Milk, fresh............ Quart... *l'i.'8
Milk, evaporated. Can1__
Butter.................... Pound.. *37.'8
Oleomargarine___ ...d o ----- .......
Nut margarine... ...d o ----Cheese.................... ...d o ___ *20.6
Lard...................... ...d o .... 15.0
Crisco..................... ...d o ___
Eggs,strictly fresh Dozen... *§i.5
Eggs, storage........ ...d o ___
Bread.................... Pound.. ” 6.*i
Flour...................... ...d o ___ 3.7
Corn meal............. ...d o ___ 2.4
Rolled oats........... ...d o ....
Corn flakes........... 8-oz.pkg.
Cream of Wheat.. 28-oz.pkg ........
Macaroni............... Pound..
Rice........................ ...d o ___ 5.5
Beans, navy........ ...d o ___ ........
Potatoes................ ...d o .... 2.2
Onions.................. ...d o ___
Cabbage................ ...d o ___
Beans, baked........ No. 2 can
Corn, canned........ ...d o ___ ........
Peas, canned........ ...d o ___ __
Tomatoes, canned ...d o___
Sugar, granulated Pound.. 5.1
Tea......................... ...d o ___ 50.0
Coffee..................... ...d o ___ 26.3
Prunes.................. ...d o ___
Raisins.................. ...d o .... ........
Bananas................ Dozen...
Oranges............... ...d o ___ .......
115 to 16 ounces.




.....
.....

....

Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts.

38.2
38.3
31.3
26.3
21.4
40.0
54.0
51.9
40.6
47.1
35.0
23.7
17.6
76.1
45.3
46.7
43.5
37.8
38.9
80.0
59.3
10.6
8.0
5.0
10.7
14.9
29.9
20.8
15.7
15.3
5.9
10.9
8.8
14.9
20.5
22.1
15.0
13.7
80.0
48.3
29.6
23.9
47.1
45.0

38.8
39.2
32.1
26.3
20.7
39.5
54.0
51.8
43.9
48.3
35.9
23.7
16.0
74.1
45.7
46.0
43.3
33.9
38.9
69.6
58.8
10.6
8.3
5.0
10.8
14.8
29.9
20.9
16.3
14.9
6.5
10.9
9.7
14.9
20.5
22.3
15.0
16.0
80.0
48.5
29.6
24.3
42.5
45.0

39.1
39.1
32.8
26.5
20.2
39.4
50.7
50.8
46.5
46.8
36.6
23.7
15.0
75.1
46.0
46.0
42.8
32.5
38.5
61.8

40.6
40.3
33.1
27.2
21.6
42.7
53.0
51.7
48.5
48.7
36.4
2H. 7
13.9
78.3
44.9
45.0
42.5
30.4
38.1
54.3

40.9
40.9
33.1
27.3
21.4
43.0
52.4
53.4
47.5
48.4
36.5
23.7
14.1
78.3
44.4
43.5
42.5
30.0
37.0
50.9

43.1
43.0
34.1
27.5
22.4
43.6
53.0
55.6
46.8
49.8
36.8
23.7
14.6
68.6
44.2
43.8
40.9
29.7
35.3
50.4

42.5
42.3
33.7
27.8
22.7
44.2
53.5
57.3
45.5
50.7
36.8
23.7
15.3
68.1
43.9
39.3
38.9
29.2
35.5
53.6

41.3
41.2
33.0
28.2
21.0
46.2
54.5
57.1
45.0
49.9
36.5
23.7
15.5
68.3
44.2
41.0
37.2
27.6
33.8
59.0

41.3
41.3
32.7
27.7
22.5
49.6
54.0
57.5
45.0
49.9
37.1
23.7
15.5
67.5
44.2
40.3
38.0
27.5
33.3
60.8

11.5
8.4
5.1
11.3
14.9
29.7
22.3
16.5
14.5
8.2
11.1
9.6
14.9
19.7
21.8
15.0
18.8
79.9
48.2
28.6
23.8
44.4
55.0

11.5
8.6
5.1
11.5
14.9
30.0
21.7
16.3
14.3
8.6
11.0
9.3
14.8
19.6
21.8
14.8
20.4
80.4
48.3
27.7
24.7
47.5
60.7

11.5
8.8
5.5
11.2
14.8
30.0
21.9
16.2
14.5
10.2
14.9
7.9
14.9
19.1
22.1
14.8
21.7
79.4
47.8
27.1
25.3
47.8
62.7

13.2
9.1
5.8
11.3
14.8
30.0
21.7
16.1
14.2
7.9
9.5
6.4
14.9
19.1
22.1
14.9
23.2
79.4
47.5
26.6
25.2
51.4
67.5

13.6
8.9
5.8
11.3
14.8
30.3
22.3
15.5
14.3
6.9
7.7
6.0
14.8
19.5
22.2
15.0
25.8
80.4
47.6
28.4
26.1
57.9
71.4

13.6
9.0
5.8
11.3
15.0
30.3
22.3
14.9
14.4
6.0
5.6
5.5
14.8
19.2
22.0
14.7
25.4
78.9
47.2
29.0
26.6
50.0
64.2

13.6
9.0
5.6
11.3
14.9
30.3
23.0
13.9
14.5
4.1
5.3
5.0
14.8
19.1
21.8
14.7
20.5
79.4
45.8
29.9
29.9
48.6
68.0

41.5
41.6
33.0
26.8
21.8
53.2
55.8
56.9
44.7
50.0
36.3
23.3
15.2
68.0
43.5
38.3
39.4
28.8
32.3
68.5
59.4
13.2
9.0
5.2
12.5
14.8
30.3
23.7
11.7
14.3
3.6
5.2
4.7
14.6
19.1
21.8
14.0
14.5
79.6
42.7
28.1
31.4
53.8
69.3

40.3
40.6
33.3
25.0
20.4
47.3
54.0
55.6
45.5
48.5
36.7
23.3
14.9
67.6
43.3
37.0
37.7
28.9
31.1
69.7
60.1
12.9
8.5
4.5
12.7
14.8
30.3
22.8
10.0
13.5
3.7
4.8
4.6
14.5
18.3
21.3
13.0
13.2
79.1
40.6
26.4
33.6
50.0
47.9

39.7
39.4
30.8
25.0
20.6
40.7
51.3
51.4
44.5
47.1
36.4
23.3
14.9
64.4
42.1
36.0
37.1
27.8
28.8
75.0
64.2
12.8
8.0
4.2
12.6
14.8
30.1
24.0
9.8
12.6
3.7
4.7
4.3
14.6
17.7
21.2
11.6
10.5
79.1
38.5
24.9
33.5
46.7
37.4

40.6
40.6
32.8
26.8
21.4
44.1
53.4
54.3
45.3
48.8
36.4
23.6
15.2
71.2
44.3
41.9
40.3
30.3
35.1
62.8
12.4
8.6
5.2
11.5
14.9
30.1
22.3
14.4
14.3
6.3
8.5
6.8
14.8
19.3
21.9
14.4
18.6
79.6
45.9
28.0
27.4
49.0
59.0

98

RETAIL PRICES, 1913 TO DECEMBER, 1920.

T a ble B ___ AVERAGE RETAIL PRICES OF SPECIFIED FOOD ARTICLES

IN 1913 AND 1920 AND FOR EACH MONTH OF 1920, FOR EACH OF 51
CITIES—Continued.

CHICAGO, ILL.

Article.

1920
Av­
Av­
er­
er­
age
age
Unit. for
for
Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May June July Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec. year
year
1913. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15.' 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 1920.

Cts.
Sirloin steak......... Pound.. 23.2
Round steak........ ...do....... 20.2
Rib roast.............. .. .do....... 19.5
Chuck roast.......... ...d o .... 15.4
Plate beef............. ...d o....... 11.5
Pork chops.......... ...d o....... 19.0
Bacon, sliced........ ...d o....... 31.6
Ham, sliced.......... ...d o ....... 31.8
Lamb.................... ...d o....... 19.8
Hens..................... ...do. .. 19.3
Salmon, canned.. ...do.......
Milk, fresh............ Quart... **8.0
Milk, evaporated. Can1__
Butter................... Pound.. '36*2
Oleomargarine__ .. .do.......
Nut margarine__ ...do.......
Cheese................... .. -do....... *25.'2
Lard...................... ...d o....... 14.9
Crisco.................. . .. -do___
Eggs, strictly fresh Dozen... *29."2
Eggs, storage........ ...do.......
Bread.................... Pound.. 6. 1
Flour...................... .. .do....... 2.8
Corn meal............. ...d o ..... 2.9
Rolled oats........... .. .do.......
Corn flakes........... 8-oz. pkg.
Cream of Wheat . . 28-oz.pkg
Macaroni............... Pound..
Rice....................... .. .do....... 8.9
Beans, navy......... .. -do....... ........
Potatoes................ .. .do....... 1.6
Onions.................. ...do....... ____
Cabbage................ ...do....... .....
Beans, baked........ No. 2 can. ........
Corn, canned..... ...d o....... .......
Peas, canned........ ...do.......
Tomatoes, canned ...d o....... ....
Sugar, granulated. Pound.. 5.1
Tea......................... ...do....... 54.0
Coffee.................... ...d o ..... 30.5
Prunes*.................. ...d o ..,..
Raisins................ . ...do.......
Bananas................ Dozen... .....
Oranges................ ...do....... ........
115 to 16 ounces.




Cts.
37.2
32.0
30.1
24.3
17.7
32.4
53.1
51.4
37.0
37.6
36.0
15.0
16.1
69.0
41.6
33.3
44.5
31.5
35.4
77.8
60.0
10.6
7.9
6.6
8.3
13.0
27.1
18. 8
17.6
11.8
5.2
8.3
8.1
16.4
17.3
17.1
14.9
19.8
67.8
44.7
29.6
25.9
37.6
51.6

Cts.
37.2
31.8
30.4
23.6
17.2
35.7
53.9
51.9
39.3
41.6
37.2
15.0
15.1
66.4
41.2
33.7
44.3
30.1
35.9
62.6
53.9
11.6
7.8
6.7
9.1
13.1
27.8
18.9
18.0
11.6
5.8
8.6
9.7
16.5
16.9
17.1
15.0
19.6
6a 3
45.3
29.5
27.1
37.3
51.4

Cts.
39.0
33.3
34.1
24.5
17.3
38.1
54.4
52.0
40.0
44.1
37.3
14.0
14.3
73.7
40.3
33.9
44.3
29.2
35.6
55.0

Cts.
40.9
34.6
34.0
26.3
18.3
43.1
56.4
55.6
41.7
46.6
38.1
14.0
13.8
71.0
40.0
33.8
44.3
29.1
35.1
51.0

Cts.
41.0
34.7
33.5
26.0
17.9
37.4
57.1
56.0
42.3
45.5
38.1
14.0
13.9
66.1
39.6
33.5
43.6
28.5
35.1
50.7

Cts.
44.4
37.8
35.0
26.7
18.3
35.5
59.1
58.5
41.5
42.3
38.3
14.0
14.2
61.1
39.2
33.4
43.6
27.8
35.1
50.9

11.6
7.7
6.9
9.1
13.2
28.8
18. 8
18.4
11.7
6.6
8.7
8.9
16.2
17.4
17.8
15.0
18.7
68.5
45.9
29.2
28 2
40.2
62.1

11.6
8.0
7.1
9.3
13.2
28.9
19.4
18.4
11.8
8.8
9.3
8.3
16.3
17.2
17.4
15.0
21.6
68.4
45.4
29.4
28.5
39.0
63.8

12.3
8.7
6.8
9.2
13.1
29.3
19.5
18.1
11.6
8.9
9.7
6.5
16.1
17.5
17.5
15.0
27.7
68.6
45.1
29.5
27.7
40.5
71.0

12.4 12.4 12.4 12.4

8.5
7.0
9.3
13.5
29.1
19.4
18.1
11.9
11.2
6.3
6.6
16.5
17.4
17.7
15.2
28.3
70.2
45.4
29.4
28.1
44.1
63.6

Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts.

47.8
40.9
35.9
28.0
19.0
42.6
60.1
61.3
41.5
42.3
38.8
15.0
14.6
62.9
38.7
33.1
43.4
27.7
35.1
53.4

8.3
7.2
10.0
14.4
29.0
19. 3
18.0
11.6
9.8
5.8
8.1
16.8
17.3
17.2
15.2
26.5
70.2
45.4
29.3
28.2
44.7
66.7

47.4
39.8
35.9
27.4
18.5
43.6
60.3
61.9
39.8
42.9
38.7
16.0
14.9
61.4
37.9
32.8
42.2
27.3
33.7
59.5

7.8
7.1
10.0
14.1
29.0
19.8
17.7
11.7
5.1
4.8
4.2
16.7
17.6
17.4
15.1
20.1
73.8
44.8
29.3
28. 5
42.5
63.7

48.4
40.0
35.8
27.9
18.9
48.1
60.1
62.3
40.4
45.1
39.3
16.0
15.0
63.4
37.3
33.0
41.7
27.0
31.9
64.9

7.6
7.1
10.9
13.9
29.0
20. 5
16.8
11.6
3.8
4.7
3.0
16.6
17.7
17.4
15.0
15.8
73.1
43.3
29.2
29. 7
44.0
69.0

47.3 44.8
39.0 37.2
35.0 34.2
27.0 25.6
19.1 17.3
46.0 39.3
59.4 57.2
61.9 58.4
38.7 38.7
36.9 37.3
38.6 38.4
16.0 15.0
14.2 13.7
63.3 •68.0
37.0 35.9
32.7 31.2
41.3 39.9
27.6 27.1
31.1 30.2
71.5 81.4
60.6 63.2
12.4 12.4
7.0 6.2
6.7 6.8
10.3 10.2
13.7 13.7
28.9 28.7
20.7 20.7
15.8 14.4
10.9 9.9
3.0 3.2
4.0 4.1
2.6 2.7
16.3 15.9
17.4 16.4
17.2 16.4
14.4 13.9
12.4 11.2
72.0 69.6
39.7 38.6
28.6 28.0
30. 3 31.1
43.4 43.5
70.5 73.1

40.9
34..0
31.0
23.7
16.2
28.0
51.1
52.3
35.5
34.8
36.2
14.0
13.6
56.5
34.0
30.5
39.9
24.2
28.9
87.7
67.6
11.5
5.5
6.5
9.7
13.1
29.1
19.9
13.1
9.3
2.8
4.0
3.1
15.9
16.4
16.0
13.6
9.8
68.1
36.9
27.5
30. 8
40.0
53.1

43.0
36.3
33.7
25.9
18.0
39.2
56.9
57.0
39.7
41.4
37.9
14. S
14.5
65.2
38.6
32.9
42.8
28.1
33.6
63.9

12.0
7.6
6.9
9.6
13.5
28.7
19.6
17.0
11.3
6.2
6.5
6.0
16.4
17.2
17.2
14.8
19.3
69.9
43.4
29.0
28. 7
41.4
63.3

99

GENERAL TABLES.

B ___AVERAGE RETAIL PRICES OF SPECIFIED FOOD ARTICLES
IN 1913 AND 1920 AND FOR EACH MONTH OF 1920. FOR EACH OF 51
CITIES—Continued.

T able

CINCINNATI, OHIO.

Article.

1920
Av­
Av­
er­
er­
age
Unit. age
for Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May June July Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec. for
year
year
1913. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 1910;

Cts.
Sirloin steak___-.. Pound.. 23.1
Round steak........ ...d o....... 20.8
Rib roast............... ...d o....... 19.1
Chuck roast.......... ...d o....... 15.2
Pl^te beef............. ...do....... 11.8
Pork chops........... ...d o ___ 20.6
Bacon, sliced..... ...d o .... 25.1
Harn, sliced.......... ...d o .... 28.3
Lamb.................... ...d o ___ 17.0
Hens...................... .. .do___ 23.4
Salmon, canned.. ...d o..
Milk, fresh............ Quart... **8.*o
Milk, evaporated. Can1__
Butter............... Pound.. 38. 5
Oleomargarine__ . ..d o___
Nut margarine... ...d o ___
Cheese.................... ...d o .... 2L 2
Lard...................... .. .do___ 14.1
Crisco..................... .. .do___
Eggs,strictly fresh Dozen... *27*8
Eggs, storage..... ...d o ....
Bread.................... Pound.. **4.*8
Flour..................... ...d o ----- 3.3
Corn meal............. ...d o ___ 2.7
Rolled oats........... ...d o ___
Cornflakes........... 8-oz. pkg.
Cream of Wheat.. 28-oz.pkg
Macaroni.............. Pound..
Rice.............. .“.... ...d o .... ‘*8*8
Beans, navy......... . ..d o___
Potatoes................ ...d o .... 1.8
Onions.................. .. .do.. . .
Cabbage................ ...d o .... .......
Beans, baked....... No. 2 can
Corn, canned....... ...d o ___
Peas, canned........ .. .do___
Tomatoes, canned ...d o ___
Sugar, granulated. Pound.. ’*5.’3
Tea......................... . . .do----- 60.0
Coffee..................... __d o .... 25.6
Prunes................... ...d o ___
Raisins.................. . . .do.. ..
Bananas................ Dozen...
Oranges................. ...d o ___

115 to 16 ounces.




Cts. Cts.
33.0 33.9
31.4 32.2
27.9 28.4
21.2 21.0
19.7 19.5
34.5 34.6
43.3 42.5
49.0 50.0
34.6 35.7
40.4 47.3
35.9 36.1
15.0 15.0
16.4 14.4
73.5 71.9
41.6 41.3
34. 5 35.0
44.1 44.9
29.2 27.1
34.9 36.2
82.8 59.0
60.7
10.1 10.1
8.1 ■ 8.1
5.6 5.4
9.1 9.5
14.0 13.6
28.6 29.4
16.7 17.2
18.4 18.0
10.6 10.4
5.6 5. 9
8.4 8. 3
8.5 10.5
15.5 16.0
17.9 17.8
17.2 17.1
15. 1 15.4
19. 1 17.3
76.7 74.9
43.2 43. 8
27.9 29.7
26. 4 26. 7
36.5 38.9
36.8 45.8

Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts.

34.1
32.4
28.6
20.7
18.9
37.7
42.2
50.0
37.1
47.9
35.9
15.0
14.2
76.9
40.1
34.8
43.9
25.7
35.3
51.7

35.3
34.3
30.0
22.5
19.8
41.3
44.7
55.3
38.1
48.7
35.8
15.0
13.7
74.1
40.0
34.9
45.5
26.7
35.0
45.1

37.5
35.7
31.7
23.8
20.4
39.3
47.1
57.5
41.0
50.7
36.8
15.0
14.0
70.2
40.7
34.9
45.3
26.4
34.6
46.7

41.4
38.8
33.7
25.0
20.7
38.0
46.8
59.2
39.0
49.5
34.1
15.0
14.3
64.1
39.8
34.5
43.6
26.0
34.0
46.0

41.3 41.2
39.0 38.2
33.7 32.6
25.4 24.0
20.7 19.7
42.4 45.4
47.8 48.4
60.5 61,6
36.7 .34.5
49.3 46. 5
36.9 37.2
15.0 15.0
14.6 14.9
67.2 65.9
39.2 38.6
34. 8i 34.2
42.7 1 42.5
25.7I 24.8
34.1! 3 3 . 2
52. 0 5 4 . 6

10.1 10.1
7.9 8.0
5.4 5. 3
9.5 9.6
13.8 13.8
29.8 29.5
17.5 16.6
17.9 17.9
10.2 9.7
6.5 9.0
8.9 9.7
9.1 8.3
15.3 15.1
17.8 17.7
17.1 16.5
15.3 15.1
18.5 24.4
74.8 75.0
43. 5 43.4
29.5 28.8
27.9 30. 3
41. 1 41. 5
53.7 59.9

10.8
8.7
5.7
10.2
13.9
30.3
18.9
18.1
10. 7
9.2
10.4
7.3
15.3
18.4
17. 8
15.1
29.2
76.8
43.2
29.9
31.1
43.9
68.2

11.5
8.9
6.1
10.1
14.1
29.6
18.4
18.0
10.6
9.4
8.0
7.7
15.2
17.7
17.6
15.1
26.9
77.0
43.2
30.3
31.1
51. 4
57. 5

11.5
8.8
6.3
10.7
14.1
30.6
19. 4
18.3
10.7
8.2
6.0
5.3
15.3
17.7
17.8
15.3
26.8
75.3
43. 3
30.7
31. 8
52.4
64.3

38.3
35.7
31.6
22.7
19.1
48.2
48.9
62.0
32.5
44.3
36.8
15.0
14.6
69.0
38.1
34. 2
42.5
27.8
31.0
71.3
62.3
1 1 . 5 li. 5 11.5
8 . 4 8.3 7.8
6 . 3 5.8 5.2
1 1 . 3 11.4 11.6
14.2 14.3 14.2
30.1 30.2 30.2
20.1 19.1 19.9
18.2 17.1 15.9
10. 7 10.6 9.9
5.7 4.8 3.8
5. 4 5.1 2.4
3.8 3.6 3.8
15.0 15.6 15.5
18.0 18.0 17.5
17.9 17.8 18.0
15.3 14.9 14.6
20. 8 18.5 12.5
75.9 76.6 76.6
42. 8 40.1 35.9
30.7 31.8 30.9
32. 8 33. 8 35.2
45.9j 50.8 49.6
60.7I 66. 8 65.2
40.3
37.7
32.2
23.3
19.0
50,5
49.0
62.3
32.9
47.3
36.8
15.0
15.1
67.1
38.3
34.0
42.4
25.5
32.6
63.5

36.9
34.6
31.1
22.5
18.6
41.2
48.5
60.8
34.9
43.7
37.1
15.0
14.6
69.2
38.2
34.1
42.3
26.8
29.6
82.8
63.9
11.5
7.4
4.9
11.6
14.2
30.4
19.8
14.2
8.6
3. 8
4. 5
3.6
15.5
17.3
18.1
14.0
12.1
76.2
34.1
30. 0
33.6
48.9
49.9

34.0
31.8
29.3
21.6
17.9
29.5
41.8
51.6
33.5
41.7
36.4
15. 0
14.5
59.0
36.4
32.8
41.5
20.4
27.7
81.6
66.0
10.3
6.7
4. 5
10.5
13.7
30.0
19.8
12.1
7.7
3.7
4.1
3.5
14.9
16.2
17.9
13.4
10.0
74.8
33. 2
29.7
33.6
41.8
41.8

37.3
35.2
30.9
22.8
19.5
40.2
45.9
56.7
35,9
46. 4
36.3
15.0
14.6
69.0
39.4
34.4
43.4
26.0
33.2
61.4

10.9
8.1
5.5
10.4
14.0
29.9
18.6
17.0
10.0
6.3
6.8
6.3
15.4
17.7
17.6
14.9
18.9
75.9
40. 8
30.0
31.2
45.2
55.9

100

RETAIL PRICES,

19ia

TO DECEMBER,

1920.

T a ble B .—AVERAGE

RETAIL PRICES OF SPECIFIED FOOD ARTICLES
IN 1913 AND 1920 AND FOR EACH MQNTH OF 1920, FOR EACH OF 51
CITIES—Continued.
CLEVELAND, OHIO.

Article.

1920
Av­
Av­
er­
er­
Unit. age
for Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May June July- Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec. age
for
year
year
1913. 15. 15. i5. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 1920.

Cts. Cts.
Sirloin steak......... Pound.. 24.6 38.4
Round steak........ ...d o ___ 21.7 34.6
Rib roast............... ...d o ___ 19.0 29.5
Chuck roast.......... .. .d o.. . . 16.6 25.4
Plate beef............. ...d o .... 11.9 18.2
Pork chops........... ...d o ___ 21.0 36.8
Bacon, sliced........ ...d o .... 27.6 49.7
Ham, sliced__... .. .d o.. .. 35.1 56.2
Lamb.................... ...d o ___ 19.3 36.9
Hens................ ...d o ___ 21.5 42.8
Salmon, canned.. ...d o ___
37.5
Milk, fresh............ Quart... “ 8*2 16.0
17.4
Milk, evaporated. Can*__
Butter..............r.. Pound.. *39.6 74.8
Oleomargarine.... ...d o ___ ....... 45.8
35.4
Nut margarine... ...d o ___
Cheese.................... ...d o ___ *23*3 43.3
Lard...................... ...d o___ 16.3 34.0
Crisco.................... ...d o ___
37.9
Eggs, strictly fresh Dozen.. *34*3 92.3
66.1
Eggs, storage........ ...d o ___
Bread................... Pound.. ’*5*5 10.9
Flour..................... ...d o .... 3.2 8.2
Corn meal............. ...d o ----- 2.8 6.3
Rolled oats........... ...d o .. .. ....... 10.6
Corn flakes........... 8-oz. pkg
14.6
Cream of Wheat. - 28-oz.pkg .. 28.9
Macaroni............... Pound.. . 19.1
Rice............... ...d o___ 8.7 18.7
Beans, navy......... ...d o ___ ....... 11.6
Potatoes................ ...d o .... .. 5.3
1.7
Onions................. ...d o ___ . 9.0
Cabbage................ ...d o___ ._ 9.1
Beans, baked........ No. 2 can __ 15.8
Corn, canned........ ...d o----- ....... 19.4
Peas, canned........ ...d o ___
19.8
Tomatoes, canned ...d o___ .... 15.9
Sugar, granulated. Pound.. 5.4 18.9
Tea........................ .. .do___ 50.0 74.0
Coffee.................... ...d o ___ 26.5 51.1
Prunes.................. ...d o ___ .. 29.1
Raisins.................. ...d o ....
25.6
Bananas................ Dozen... ........ 48.2
Oranges................. ...d o .. . . ........ 53.8

.

1 15 to 16 ounces.




Cts.
39.0
35.1
29.7
25.2
18.4
38.0
50.3
57.0
39.6
46.1
37.9
16.0
15.7
72.8
44.9
35.1
43.6
31.9
37.8
71.1
61.8
10.8
8.1
6.6
10.8
14.2
28.7
18.6
19.0
11.4
5.8
9.3
10.2
16.1
19.2
19.6
15.7
18.4
73.0
50.8
29.6
27.6
50.3
60.1

Cts.
40.3
36.1
30.9
25.8
18.1
41.6
50.3
56.5
39.5
48.9
37.3
16.0
15.0
78.5
44.5
35.2
42.7
30.7
37.5
57.1

Cts.
43.8
39.1
31.6
27.6
19.6
47.2
52.8
58.6
41.9
54.5
37.7
15.0
14.6
78.9
44.3
35.3
43.2
30.7
37.7
54.1

Cts.
43. 0
38. 8
31. 2
28. 0
19.2
42.7
53.7
59.4
43.2
49.9
38.1
15.0
14.9
70.5
44.1
35.6
42.4
30.0
37.7
54.5

Cts.
47.5
42.5
33.6
28.7
18.5
40.2
55.7
62.6
41.4
47.4
38.6
15.0
15.1
67.0
44.3
35.4
42.1
29.9
37.5
55.7

Cts.
50.4
45.1
34.1
29.5
18.1
46.6
56.9
65.1
42.5
46.9
39.0
15.0
16.0
69.0
44.1
35.9
42.1
30.2
37.5
60.2

Cts.
48.7
43.5
33.0
28.9
17.6
47.8
56.8
64. 6
39.2
48.6
39.2
16.0
16.5
67.3
43.6
35.4
41.2
29.1
36.3
66.0

Cts.
47.8
42.5
32.3
28.4
17.6
53.9
56.2
63. 8
38.2
48.1
39.3
16.0
16.6
68.4
43.0
34.8
41.1
29.6
33.8
72.7

10.8
8.0
6.8
10.7
14.4
28.5
19.9
18.6
11.1
6.5
9.3
9.7
16.2
19.9
20.3
15.8
18.5
76.1
51.8
29.5
27.9
49.9
67.8

10.8
8.2
6.7
10.8
14.4
29.3
20.0
18.7
11.3
9.7
10.6
10.2
16.1
20.2
20.7
16.1
20.1
75.1
51.7
28.7
27.6
49.4
73.7

10.8
8.8
7.0
11.0
14.4
29.6
20.5
19.0
11.2
10.0
10.3
8.3
16.2
20.5
21.4
15.8
24.2
75.6
52.1
28.6
29.1
52.4
70.2

11.2
9.2
6.8
11.1
15.2
29.9
20.7
19.3
11.5
10.6
7.7
8.0
15.8
20.3
21.5
15.9
27.2
75.0
51.6
28.6
29.1
56.8
65.6

11.6
89
6.8
12.1
16.2
29.9
23.3
19.3
11.6
9.3
6.9
9.3
16.4
20.5
21.8
15.8
28.7
78.2
51.7
29.0
30.1
60.9
68.8

11.8
8.5
7.2
12.6
15.9
29.7
22.8
19.2
11.3
4.8
5.6
5.0
16.1
20.3
21.9
15.8
23.5
76.8
51.2
29.7
30.6
56.7
68.3

11.8
8.3
6.6
12.3
15.0
32.0
23.2
19.1
11.3
4.1
5.3
3.9
16.2
20.4
21.3
15.7
18.5
76.9
50.5
28.9
31.7
53.5
69.8

Cts. Cts.
45.3 43.7
40. 5 38.7
31.2 30.5
27.2 26.5
17.1 17.8
52.4 43.1
55.3 54.1
62. 8 60.8
37.3 37.0
44.4 43.6
39.0 38.6
16.0 15.0
15.5 15.0
70.0 73.7
42.6 42.3
34.8 34.9
40.9 40.1
30.3 30.4
32.9 31.5
79.5 88.9
63.2 67.6
11.8 11.8
8.0 7.3
6.5 6.1
12.0 12.4
15.3 15.2
30.5 30.5
23.5 23.3
17.5 15.0
10.3 9.3
4.1 3.5
4.8 4.4
3.3 3.4
16.0 16.2
20.1 19.8
20.6 20.7
15.3 14.8
13.6 13.1
76.7 76.2
46.6 45.0
29.2 28.8
31.5 31.2
54.7 55.3
71.0 71.7

Cts. Cts.
38.4 43.9
34.0 39.2
28.1 31.3
23.9 27 1
16.6 18.1
29.1 43.3
48.1 53.3
53. 8 60.1
34.1 39.2
39.4 46.7
39.0 38.4
15.0 15.5
15.1 15.6
63.0 71.2
40.7 43.7
34. 4 35.2
39.1 41.8
26.9 30.3
30.1 35.7
91.4 70.3
71.0
10.5 11.2
6.6 8.2
5.7 6.0
11.7 11.5
15.0 15.0
30.1 29.8
22.7 21.5
13.5 18.1
8.4 10.9
3.4 6.4
4.1 7.3
3.2 7.0
15.7 16.1
19.6 20.9
20.9 20.9
14.3 15.6
11.0 19.6
75.3 75.7
43.6 49.8
28.0 290
31.2 29.4
53.3 53.5
53.0 66.2

GENERAL TABLES,

1 0 1

B .—AVERAGE RETAIL PRICES OF SPECIFIED FOOD ARTICLES
IN 1913 AND 1920 AND FOR EACH MONTH OF 1920, FOR EACH OF 51
CITIES—Continued.
COLUMBUS, OHIO.

T able

Article.

1920
Av­
Av­
er­
er­
age
age
Unit. for
for
year Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May June July Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec. year
1913. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 1920.

Sirloin steak......... Pound..
Round steak........ ...d o ___
Rib roast.......... ...d o ___
Chuck roast.......... ...d o ___
Plate beef............. ...d o ___
Pork chops........... ...d o ___
Bacon, sliced........ ...d o ___
Ham, sliced.......... ...d o ___
Lamb................ ...d o ....
Hens...................... ...d o ___
Salmon, canned.. .. .do___
Milk, fresh............ Quart...
Milk, evaporated. Can i__
Butter................. . Pound..
Oleomargarine__ ...d o ___
Nut margarine... .. .do___
Cheese.................... ...d o ___
Lard..................... ...d o ___
Crisco.................... ...d o ....
Eggs, strictly fresh Dozen...
Eggs, storage........ ...d o ___
Bread.................... Pound..
Flour...................... .. .do___
Corn meal............. .. .do----Rolled oats........... ...d o ___
Corn flakes........... 8-oz. pkg
Cream of Wheat.. 28-oz.pkg.
Macaroni............... Pound..
Rice....................... ...d o ___
Beans, navy......... __d o ....
Potatoes................ ...d o ___
Onions.................. ...d o ___
Cabbage................ ...d o ___
Beans, baked....... •No. 2 can ........
Corn, canned....... .. .do___
Peas, canned........ ...d o ....
Tomatoes, canned ...d o ___
Sugar, granulated Pound..
Tea........................ ...d o ----Coffee..................... ...d o ___
Prunes......... ........ ...d o ....
Raisins.................. ...d o ___
Bananas................ Dozen...
Oranges................ ...d o ___

115 to 16 ounces.




Cts.
35.8
33.9
30.1
25.9
18.6
32.5
45.3
48.8
35.0
38.0
36.5
14.0
17.1
73.2
42.7
35.4
43.2
30.9
37.3
79.2
59.5
10.7
7.4
6.2
10.9
14.5
28.2
19.9
18.8
11.3
5.6
9.0
8.8
16.2
15.5
16.3
14.7
18.5
83.1
49.1
29.0
26.4
38.9
52.7

Cts.
36.9
34.2
29.2
25.3
18.7
33.1
45.6
49.5
35.0
41.0
35.0
14.0
16.2
70-2
42.6
35.4
43.0
29.8
36.6
64.7
56.3
10.3
7.6
6.2
11.2
14.3
29.0
20.1
18.8
11.0
5.9
9.5
9.9
16.3
15.4
16.2
14. 7
18.8
84.0
48.9
28.8
26.3
39.3
54.6

Cts.
37.1
34.1
29.8
25.7
17.7
35.1
46.0
50.9
43.0
42.7
34.8
14.0
14.7
75.9
42.6
35.2
41.8
26.5
36.5
50.8

Cts.
38.7
35.9
31.4
27.3
19.4
39.0
48.1
54.6
48.3
44.1
35.5
14.0
14.3
74.5
42.3
35.2
41.9
26.9
35.7
44.8

Cts.
39.1
36.0
30.8
26.9
19.7
38.4
48.1
57.2
38.5
42.7
36.4
14.0
14.3
68.3
42.1
35.1
41.6
26.4
36.0
45.2

Cts.
40.1
37.4
31.4
27.1
19.5
36.6
52.1
58.9
37.5
41.3
36.4
14.0
14.5
63.9
42.1
35.2
39.9
26.7
35.5
45.1

Cts.
42.9
40.1
33.0
28.6
20.6
39.6
52.9
60.0
30.0
38.0
36.6
14.0
14.8
66.1
41.3
34.9
39.9
26.3
34.9
48.4

Cts.
43.3
40.1
32.5
28.3
20.0
40.9
52.9
61.7
31.7
38.8
36.8
14.0
15.1
65.4
41.2
35.2
39.5
25.0
33.9
54.3

Cts.
42.2
38.9
32.2
27.9
19.7
45.1
51.7
60.3
29.3
38.0
36.7
15.0
15.0
67.2
40.3
34.9
40.0
25.6
32.3
61.2

10.3
7.5
6.1
10.4
14.3
29.9
19.9
18.7
10.3
6.8
9.9
9.9
16.3
15.3
16.0
14.8
18.7
85.0
49.1
29.3
26.9
41.3
60.0

10.3
7.7
6.2
11.3
14.5
29.8
19.7
18.6
10. 4
9.6
11.1
9.9
16.5
15.4
16.2
14.1
19.1
86.3
49.4
29.2
26.9
41.7
62.1

10.5
8.4
6.4
11.7
14.6
29.9
20.3
19.1
10. 4
9.8
12.7
8.7
16.0
15.4
16.3
14.5
22.1
86.3
49.1
29.1
27.6
42.7
68.7

10.6
8.4
6.5
11.5
14.6
29.9
20.0
18.8
10. 9
10.8
10.6
9-2
15.7
15.2
16.4
14.3
23.9
88.0
49.1
29.3
27.8
49.6
61.0

11.6
8.5
6.6
11.6
14.7
30.1
21.4
18.8
10. 7
8.7
9.1
7.4
16.3
15.5
16.9
14.5
26.5
88.5
49.1
29.0
28.7
51.3
59.0

11.9
8.2
6.4
11.7
14.8
30.0
21.3
17.9
10.6
5.1
7.3
3.5
16.0
15.5
16.7
14.5
22.5
87.6
48.6
29.4
28.8
44.0
59.1

12.1
8.1
6.5
12.1
14.7
29.8
21.0
17.6
10. 4
4.0
5.6
2.8
16.3
15.9
16.8
14.6
17.4
87.6
44.8
30.9
30.3
52.7
65.4

Cts.
40.4
36.6
31.6
26.2
19.0
44.3
51.4
51.7
28.3
39.4
36.4
15.0
14.9
68.9
40.1
34.9
39.6
26.3
31.4
74.3
69.7
12.1
7.5
5.4
12.8
14.3
29.8
21.4
16.7
9.5
3.3
5.2
3.8
15.9
15.5
16.5
13.6
13.7
87.6
42.3
30.3
30.5
50.7
64.0

Cts.
38.2
35.0
31.0
26.1
18.6
36.7
51.1
58.0
26.7
39.4
36.4
15.0
14.9
72.5
39.3
35.0
38.5
26.0
30.6
84.0
64.7
11.9
7.3
4. 8
13.0
14.2
29.9
20.7
14.4
8.6
3.4
4.5
3.7
15.4
15.2
15.5
13.1
13.3
86.4
40.9
29.8
33.2
50.0
66.6

Cts. Cts.

35.6
32.2
28.5
23.7
17.3
27.4
45.7
50.0
26.7
37.3
37.5
15.0
14.7
61.7
37.3
33.4
37.3
21.8
29.0
92.4
68.3
10.9
6.8
4.6
11.7
13.9
29.9
21.0
13.0
7.5
3.1
4.6
3.7
15.6
15.0
15.7
13.2
10.6
85.3
39.4
28.4
33.0
43.5
53.4

41.7
36.2
31.0
26.6
19.1
37.4
49.2
55.1
34.2
40.1
36.3
14.3
15.0
69.0
41.2
35.6
4035
26.5
34.1
62.0

11.1
7.8
6.0
11.7
14.5
29.7
20.6
17.6
10.1
6.3
8.3
6.8
16.0
15.4
16.3
14.2
18.8
86.3
46.7
29.4
28.9
45.5
60.6

102
T

RETAIL PRICES, 1913 TO DECEMBER, 1920.

B . — AVERAGE RETAIL PRICES OF SPECIFIED FOOD ARTICLES
IN 1913 AND 1920 AND FOR EACH MONTH OF 1920, FOR EACH OF 51
CITIES—Continued.
DALLAS, TEX.

able

1920
A v­
A v­
er­
er­
age
age
fo r Jan. Feb. M ari A p r. M ay June J u ly A u g . Sep. O ct. N o v. Dec. fo r
year 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. year
1913.
1920.

. A rtic le .

U n it.

S irlo in steak..........
R o u n d ste a k.........
R ib ro a st...............
C huck ro a st...........
P la te beef...............

P o u n d ..
. . .d o ___
. . . d o ___
. . . d o ___
. . . d o ___

22.2
20.4
19.5
16.3
13.0

37.7
36.6
31.8
27.3
22.8

39.2
37.3
32.0
27.8
23.1

39.5
38.2
32.5
27.9
23.6

39.5
38.6
33.1
28.5
23.3

40.4
37.7
33.5
29.2
23.5

40.8
38.3
33.9
29.4
23.8

40.0
38.4
33.4
29.3
23.2

40.0
37.3
33.5
28.4
23.3

39.6
37.5
32.5
27.3
22.4

39.3
37.5
32.1
27.5
21.6

39.3
37.5
31.9
26.3
21.3

38.3
36.5
30.9
26.0
20.6

39.5
37.6
32.6
27.9
22.7-

P o rk c h o p s ..........
Bacon, sliced___ _
H a m , 'sliced...........
L a m b ......................
H e n s ........................

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

21.4
37.6
31.1
22.1
18.7

39.3
57.1
53.1
42.5
34.8

38.5
53.7
55.0
43.0
37.1

39.5
54.3
57.0
42.5
42.2

41.8
55.8
58.0
47.5
41.2

42.0
54.4
58.1
46.7
43.0

40.7
56.6
60.8
48.3
39.5

41.6
57.0
61.7
45.0
38.6

44.2
58.5
62.3
45.0
37.8

45.9
57.9
63.5
46.3
38.9

48.8
58.2
61.1
44.3
38.6

43.6
57.4
58,8
41.4
36.0

33.6
52.8
53.3
40.0
32. 9

41.6
56.1
58.6
44.4
38.4

Salm on, c a n n e d ..
M ilk , fresh.............
.M ilk , evaporated.
B u tte r.....................
Oleom argarine___

. . .d o ___
39.3 38.9 39.9
Q u a rt... *i0.'3 21.7 21.7 21.0
C a n 1___
18.2 17.6 17.1
P o u n d .. 38, 4 74.4 70.8 74.0
.. .d o ------ ........ 37.3 37.0 37.5
37.1 36.8 37.3
. . .d o ___
. . . d o ___ *20.0 44.2 44.5 44.3
. . . d o . . , . 16.9 36.0 35.6 34.3
37.3 37.7 37.9
. . . d o ___
D o ze n ... *28.4 74.0 53.2 44.0

38.9
19.7
15.6
76.5
37.3

38.4
19.7
15.4
70. 9
38.3

38.6
20.0
15.8
66.9
36.6

39.4
20.7
16.7
65.9
37.8

38.8
20.7
16.6
64.7
37.7

37.9
19.7
16.4
65.8
37.3

37.9
20.0
15.9
66.2
36.3

37.5
19.7
15.7
66.9
36.3,

37.5
18.3
15.2
59.1
35. 3

38.6
20.2
16.4
68.5
37.1

37.4
42.4
32.9
36.9
42.5

37.7
43.5
32.4
37.0
43.3

37.5
41.1
32.5
36.4
40.9

38.0
40.1
31.5
36.0
47.3

37.0
40.1
28.4
31.0
54.4

37.4
40.2
29.0
30.6
62.0

37.0
40.2
32.4
30.1
65.8

37.0
39.9
31.0
30.4
74.1

35.7
38.1
29.4
27.2
81.3

37.2
41 6
32.1
34.0
56.9

.. .d o ___
61.3
P o u n d .. *5.4 12.1
.. .d o ___ 3.3 8.2
. . . d o ___ 2.9 6.7
.. .d o ------ ........ 11.4
14.2
8-oz.pkg.
28-oz.pkg.
31.9
P ound..
19.9
. . . d o ___ ’ *9*3 18.6
. . . d o ___ ........ 13.2

N u t m a rg a rin e .. .
Cheese......................
L a rd ........................
Crisco......................
Eggs, s tric tly fresh
Eggs, storage........
B re a d ......................
F lo u r .......................
C orn m e a l..............
R olled o a ts ...___
C orn flakes............
Cream of W h e a t..
M a ca ro n i................
R ice........ .................
Beans, n a v y ..........
Potatoes..................
O n io n s ....................
Cabbage..................
Beans, b a ke d .___
C orn, ca n n e d ........
Peas, ca n n e d .........
Tom atoes, canned
S ugar,granulated.
Tea...........................
Coffee.......................

Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts.

50.0
60.0 65.7 80.9
12.1 * 12’ i "l2.l *12*2 * i i * i ' i i ’ o *i2.*6 * ii* o 12.0 12.1 10.3 11.9
8.2 7.9 8.0 8.7 8.6 8.5 8.1 8.0 7.8 7.4 6.9 8.0
6.6 6.5 6.3 6.7 6.3 7.0 6.7 6. 5 6.2 5.8 4.8 6.3
11.5 11.9 11.9 11.9 11.9 12.2 12.7 13.3 14.1 14.0 12.8 12.5
13.9
31.8
20.0
19.0
13.1

13.9
31.3
19.6
18.1
12.5

14.4
31.5
21.0
18.9
12.4

14.0
32.3
21.5
19.2
12.1

. . . d o . . . . 2.2 7.1 6.9
8.9 9.5
. . . d o ___
........ 9.4 9.1
.. .d o .
N o. 2 can ........ 19.4 19.0
. . . d o ___ ........ 20.6 19.7
...d o ....
23.7 22.2
...d o ....
15.1 15.0
P o u n d . . *5.* 8 20.6 19.2
. . . d o . . . . 66.7 85.8 87.3
. . . d o ___ 36.7 54.3 55.1

7.8
8.8
7.8
19.3
19.6

10.1
10.1
7.1
19.3
21.1

11.6 11.9 10.3 6.2 5.2 4.2 4.3 4.1 7.5
10.4 8.0 7.8 6.8 6.8 6.5 6.1 5.5 7.9
6.8 7.0 9.1 7.6 6.3 6.4 5.9 5.6 7^3
19.0 19.1 19.0 18.5 19.0 18.9 18.5 18.6 19.0
21.1 20.8 21.0 20.7 20.9 20.9 20.5 20.4 20.6

22.8
15.0
20.7
88.8
55.1

22.7
15.1
21.8
90.3
54.9

22.7
15.4
27.6
92.1
55.0

22.8
15.4
27.7
90.0
55.4

24.4
15.3
28.1
88.9
54.6

23.4
15.3
24.3
88.0
54.5

24.0 23.6 23.4 22.8
15.4 15.0 15.0 14.1
18,5 14.0 12.7 11.1
sa 0 87.2 87.6 86.6
51.8 47.2 44.8 43.5

29.5 '29.1
23.4 24.2
41.7 41.7
48.8 55.4

29.0
24.6
41.7
59.3

27.8
26.5
43.0
59.9

29.3
26.3
42.5
59.6

28.8
26.6
44.3
63.2

28.8
26.9
44.4
60.6

27.9
27.1
43.1
58.4

27.8
2a 4
46.7
63.2

P ru n e s.................... . . . d o ___
R a isin s.................... . . . d o ___
B ananas.................. D o z e n . .
Oranges..................

115 to 16 ounces.




........

14.1
31.8
22.2
19.3
12.0

13.9
32.2
22.9
19.9
12.0

14.4
32.0
22.0
19.9
11.8

14.8
32.2
22.3
19.5
11.8

14.7
31.5
22.5
16.0
11.4

28.7
32.6
45.0
66.3

14.6
31.5
21.6
13.8
10.1

2a 6
33.2
45.0
61.2

14.5
31.2
21.4
13.1
9.5

27.4
34.4
41.1
49.5

14.3
31.8
21.4
17.9
11.8

23.2
15.1
20.5
88.4
52.2
28.6
27. 9
43.4
5a 8

103

GENERAL TABLES.

T able B . — AVERAGE RETAIL PRICES OF SPECIFIED FOOD ARTICLES

IN 1913 AND 1920 AND FOR EACH MONTH OF 1920, FOR EACH OF 51
CITIES—Continued.
DENVER, COLO.

1920
A v­
A v­
er­
er­
age
age
for Jan. Feb. M ar. A p r. M ay June J u ly A u g . Sep. O ct. N o v.
fo r
Dec. year
year 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15.
1913.
1920.

A rtic le .

U n it.

S irlo in steak..........
R o u nd s te a k.........
R ib ro a st................
C huck ro a st...........
P la te beef...........

P o u n d ..
.. .d o -----.. .d o -----. . . d o ___
...d o ....

Cts.
23.5
20.9
17.2
15.3
9.5

34.3
30.4
25.8
21.8
15.0

35.5
30.9
26.2
21.1
14.4

35.3
31.3
27.8
21.1
14.6

38.2
34.6
28.0
23.4
15.1

39.7
35.6
30.0
23.8
16.1

43.2
38.9
31.6
26.2
16.5

45.2
43.5
32.6
27.1
15.9

42.2
38.1
31.2
25.1
15.4

40.0
35.6
29.5
23.8
15.3

36.7
32.5
27.0
21.2
14.0

35.8
30.8
26.6
21.0
14.1

30.9
28.0
24.3
19.1
12.7

38.1
34.2
28.4
22.9
14.9

P o rk chops............
Bacon, slieed. . . . .
H a m , slice d...........
L a m b ......................
H e n s ........................

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

19.5
28.3
30.2
16.4
20.3

34.7
52.3
54.0
30.4
38.0

34.6
52.4
54.2
31.3
40.5

36.3
52.2
53.8
35.8
41.5

40.9
53.4
55.2
34.8
46.4

40.7
56.2
59.2
37.3
43.1

38.4
57.2
61.7
37.8
43.3

41.7
58.9
63.0
37.7
40.6

45.7
58.8
65.0
36.3
42.0

48.9
58.8
65. 4
35.7
41.9

50.0
58.3
64.0
32.5
40.0

43.2
55.8
62.5
30.5
38.7

30.1
48.1
52.7
29.5
34.0

40.4
55.2
60.1
34.1
40.8

Salm on, c a n n e d ..
M ilk , fresh.............
M ilk , evaporated.
B u tte r .....................
O leom argarine___

...d o ....
Q u a rt... "8 * 4
Can 1___
P o u n d . . *37*3
. . . d o . . . . ........
.. .d o ___
. . .d o ------ 26. i
.. .d o ------ 16.2
.. .'do. . . .
D o ze n ... 32.0

37.7
13.0
16.2
68.5
43.7

38.4
13.0
15.1
67.0
43.9

38.6
13.0
13.7
73.2
43.6

39.3
13.0
13.2
70.6
43.7

39.3
13.0
13.6
65.9
44.1

39.6
13.0
14.0
59.3
43.3

39.6
13.0
14.3
61.9
43.3

39.8
13.0
14.6
61.9
43.3

40.6
12.8
14.8
64.4
43.1

40.7
12.8
14.7
63.9
43.1

40.7
12.8
14.5
66.0
42.6

40.6
12.8
14.1
54.6
41.4

39.6
12.9
14.4
64.8
43.3

35.8
45.1
36.8
38. 6
73.1

36.3
45.2
34.9
38.6
57.4

36.5
44.8
33.4
39.0
50.9

36.6
44.7
33.1
38.6
50.3

36.2
44.9
33.4
39. 2
51.8

36.0
44.1
32.7
38.6
49.3

36.0
43.7
31.3
38. 8
55.0

35.8
43.3
30.5
35. 0
61.6

35.8
43.5
29.9
34.1
67.0

35.5
43.6
31.2
31.9
71.9

35.2
42.5
31.4
32.0
81.1

34.7
41.5
27.8
30.6
91.5

35.9
43.9
32.2
36.3
63! 4

N u t m a rg a rin e .. .
Cheese......................
L a r d ........................
C risco.......................
E g g s ,strictly fresh
Eggs, storage........
B re a d .................. ...
F lo u r.......................
Corn m e a l..............
R o lle d o a ts............
Corn flakes.............
Cream of W h e a t.
M aca ro n i................
R ice..........................
Beans, n a v y ..........
Potatoes..................
O n io ns....................
Cabbage...... ..........
Beans, baked........
Corn, ca n n e d........
Peas, ca n n e d .........
Tomatoes, canned
Sugar, g ra nulated.

Tea.........................
Coffee.....................
Prunes..................
Raisins..................
Bananas................
Oranges........... ..!

.. .d o ___
P o u n d . . *5.4
.. .d o ------ 2.6
.. .d o ------ 2.5
.. .d o ------ ........
8-oz.pkg.
28-oz.pkg. ........
P o u n d .. ___
. . . d o . . . . 8.6
. . . d o ___ ........
.. .d o ___ 1.4
. . .d o ....
.. .d o ___ ........
N o. 2 can
. . . d o ___ ........
. . . d o ___
. . . d o ___ ........
P o u n d .. 5.5
...d o .... 52.8
...d o ___ 29.4

.....
.....

...d o .... ........
.. .d o.. . . ____
. ..d o ___ ........
. . .d o.. . . ........

115 to 16 ounces.




Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts, Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts.

62.3 50.0
63.5 66.7 70.1
11.6 11.7 11.8 12.0 11.9 12.1 12.2 12.2 12.2 12.1 11.4 10.7 11.8
7.1 7.0 6.8 7.0 7.5 7.5 7.2 6.7 6.7 6.3 5.7 5.2 6.7
6.2 6.1 5.9 6.0 6.1 6.1 6.1 6.1 6.3 5.7 4.8 4.4 5.8
9.7 9.8 9.9 9.9 10.4 10.5 10.6 11.0 11.3 11.1 10.8 10.3 10.4
14.8
29.4
19.2
18.3
13.3

14.9
29.7
19.1
18.5
13.3

14.7
29.5
19.2
18. 7
13.1

14.7
29.6
19.4
18.8
13.1

14.7
30.4
19.8
18.9
13.2

14.7
30.4
20.1
19.1
13.0

15.0
30.2
20.2
18. 9
12.9

14.7
30.4
20.5
18.7
13.2

15.1
30.3
20.6
18.0
13.1

15.1
30.3
20.5
16.3
12.2

14.7
30.3
20.5
14.8
11.2

14.5
30.2
20.2
12.3
10.9

14.8
30.1
19.9
17.6
12.7

5.5 5.9 7.1 9.2 10.3 12.8 9.7 4.9 3.4 3.0 2.9 2.6 6.4
8.0 8.3 8.5 10.5 11.5 8.5 7.2 6.2 4.9 4.2 3.9 3.8 7.1
7.8 8.9 8.3 8.7 7.3 5.5 8.4 3.0 2.2 2.1 2.2 2.3 5.6
18.1 17.8 17.9 17.9 17.8 18.0 18.2 18.1 17.9 17.9 17.7 18.0 17.9
18.4 18.2 18.1 18.1 18.3 18.3 18.0 18.6 18.6 18.4 18.5 18.4 18.3
19.6
15.1
13.3
70.2
49.7

19.8
15.3
15.1
71.1
49.8

19.1
15.2
15.0
71.7
49.7

19.2
15.1
15.2
71.9
49.9

30.9
25.2
13.2
53.4

31.0
25.6
13.7
54.0

30.1
25.5
13.7
58.8

31.3 31.3 30.8 31.0 30.6 29.9 29.0 27.9 26.8 30.1
26.0 26.5 27.0 27.7 27.8 29.6 30.4 31.9 32.8 28.0
13.7 13.8 14.5 14.6 14.7 15.5 15.6 15.6 15.7 14.5
60.9 63.3 60.1 58.3 65.4 65.7 70.3 75.7 57.6 62.0

19.1
15.1
15.6
72.3
49.5

18.8
15.1
15.9
72.8
50.2

19.1
14.9
16.0
72.9
50.4

19.4
14.9
15.9
72.9
50.0

19.5
15.2
15.7
74.5
48.9

18.9
15.1
14.2
74.3
44.6

18.5
15.1
13.3
74.3
42.8

18.8
14.4
11.0
73.1
40.3

19.2
15.0
14.7
72.7
48.0

104
T

RETAIL PRICES, 1913 TO DECEMBER, 1920,

-B AVERAGE RETAIL PRICES OF SPECIFIED FOOD ARTICLES
IN 1913 AND 1920 AND FOR EACH MONTH OF 19?0, FOR.EACH OF 51
CITIES—Continued.
DETROIT, MICH.

a b l e

____

Article.

1920
Av­
Av­
er­
er­
age
Unit. age
for_ Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May June July Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec. for
year 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. year
1920.
1913.

Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts.
Sirloin steak.......... Pound.. 24.6 38.2 38.6 38.9 44.2 43,9 46.8 47.9 46.4 46.3 43.5 41.6 37.6 42.8
Round steak......... ...d o....... 19.8 32.7 33.0 34.1 38.6 38.5 41.2 42.2 40.5 40.4 37. 7 36.2 32.1 37.3
2
Rib roast................ ...d o....... 19.5 30.6 30.8 31.0 35.5 34.4 35.7 35.8 34.3 35.2 32.7 32.3 ‘ 8.9 33.1
Chuck roast........... ...d o....... 15.1 24.0 24.3 23.7 27.1 26.2 27.6 28.0 26.6 26.5 24.7 24.3 22.4 25.5
Plate beef............... ...d o....... 11.2 17.4 17.8 17.4 19.3 18.2 19.0 19.5 18.6 18.7 17.8 17.3 15.8 18.1
Pork chops............. .. .do....... 19.5 37.3 37.4 39.6 47.7 42.4 40.9 45.6 47.4 51.7 50.8 43.7 31.8 43.0
Bacon, sliced......... ...d o....... 23.3 48.5 48.2 49.4 52.0 53.4 54.6 55.5 54.8 54. 7 53.0 49.3 43.3 51.4
Ham,-sliced........... .. .do....... 26.1 52.5 54.6 57.6 60.9 61.9 65.0 65.3 63.9 65.2 64.1 59.4 53.9 60.4
Lamb..................... ...d o....... 16.7 39.1 43.1 41.8 47.8 43.8 45.8 42.3 39.4 39.4 38.5 37.2 33.9 41.0
Hens....... s........ ... .. .do....... 20.6 41.1 46.0 47.0 51.1 48.9 46.4 47.4 47.7 48.3 42.3 39.7 37.6 45.3
37.9 37.1 38.2 38.5 38.7 38.4 38.9 39.5 39.5 39.5 39.1 39.0 38.7
Salmon, canned... ...d o.......
Milk, fresh............. Quart... "8.4 16.0 16.0 16.0 14.4 15.0 15.0 16.0 16.0 16.0 16.0 16.0 14.0 15.5
16.5 16.1 15.2 14.4 14.7 15.2 15.7 15.9 15.8 15. 4 15.1 14.8 15.4
Milk, evaporated.. Can1__
Butter.................... Pound.. ’37.'6 73.7 71.7 76.3 75.6 70.3 65.4 67.5 65.8 68. 4 69.7 71.7 61.8 69.8
Oleomargarine___ ...d o.......
44.4 44.4 43.3 43.9 44.0 43.9 44.0 42.7 42.6 42.1 42.2 40.9 43.2
Nut margarine___ .. .do.......
34.9 34.9 35.0 34.9 34.9 34.7 34.9 34.7 34.7 34.5 34.1 33.7 34.7
Cheese.................... ...d o....... *2L2 43.7 43.8 43.4 43.1 42.6 41.6 41.6 40.6 40.7 40.5 40.4 39.3 41.8
Lard......... ............. ...d o....... 16.2 33.9 33.3 30.6 31.1 30.5 29. 8 29.9 29.0 28.4 29. 7 29.6 25.8 30.1
Crisco................... .. .do.......
37.3 37.1 37.1 36.8 36.3 36.4 35.8 33.4 31.2 30.5 30.7 28.2 34.2
Eggs, strictly fresh Dozen... *31.4 92.5 73.9 60.3 54.8 53. 7 54.9 57.8 65.7 72.9 80.5 90.2 103.0 71.7
Eggs, storage......... .. .do.......
63. 8 65.9 70. 7
63. 8 59.7
Bread..................... Pound.. " K 6 10.9 11.0 11.2 11.2 ii.5 11.6 11.7 12.1 12.1 12.1 12.1 11.1 11.6
Flour...................... ...d o....... 3.1 7.9 8.0 7.9 8.0 8.4 8.6 8.9 8.5 8.2 7.5 7.0 6.1 7.9
Corn meal.............. ...d o....... 2.8 6.9 7.3 6.9 6.9 7.2 7.4 7.6 7.4 7.3 7.2 6.5 ; 6.0 7.1
Rolled oats............ .. .do.......
9.7 10.0 10.0 10.7 10.7 10.6 11.2 11.6 11. 8 12.4 12.3 11.2 11.0
Com flakes............. 8-oz. pkg. ........ 13.8 13.9 13.9 13.7 13.8 14.6 14.8 14. 5 14.4 14.3 14.0 14. 0 14.1
Cream of Wheat... 28-oz.pkg.
28.3 29.0 29.7 29.4 29.7 29.6 29.6 29.8 29.8 29.7 29.7 29. 5 29.5
Macaroni.............. Pound..
19.5 19.9 20.4 20.0 20.2 20.2 21.0 21. 7 21.4 20.6 20.3 20.2
Rice........................ ...d o....... ” 8.' 4 18.3 18.4 18.6 18.9 19.0 19.3 19.3 18.9 17.8 16.1 14.6 12.8 20.5
17.7
Beans, navy.. .. . . .. .do.......
11.4 11.5 11.1 11.0 11.1 11.3 11.1 11.1 10.5 9.6 8.8 7.9 10.5
Potatoes................. ...d o....... 1.5 5.3 5.5
8.7 8.3
9.2 4.2 3.2 2.7 2.7 2.4 5.9
O nions....____ _ .. .do.......
. 7 9.2 9.6 9.9
7. 3 . 4 5.1 5.0 4.2 4. 0 3. 6 7.0
Cabbage.................. .. .do....... ........ 8.7
10.4
9.3 3.8 2.7 2.7
3.2 6.9
Beans, baked........ No. 2 can
15.9 16.2 15.9 16.1 15.6 15.4 15.4 15.7 15.8 15.5 15.3 14. 7 15.6
Com, canned......... .. .do....... ........ 19.2 19.0 19.2 19.8 19.7 19.5 19.5 19.9
19.6 19.6 18.7 19.5
Peas, canned......... ...do.......
18.5 18.4 18.4 18.9 19.2 19.3 19.0 19.3 19.0 19.1 18.9 18.1 18.8
Tomatoes, canned. ...d o.......
16.1 14.7 15.3 15.4 14.9 14.8 14.9 15.1 15.1 14.3 13.1 12.3 14.7
Sugar, granulated. Pound.. ‘ 5.2 15.2 17.3 17.0 19.2 27.0 27.3 28.4 22.9 17.5
12.5
18.9
Tea......................... .. .do....... 43.3 66.9 65.5
67.5 67.5 66.7 67.1
68.4 69.0
67.1 67.5
Coffee...................... .. .do....... 29.3 48.8 50.1 50.6 50.7 50.8 49.8 49.7 48.9 46.6 42.7 40.5 38.8 47.3
Prunes................... ...do.......
30.8 29.9 29.9 30.7 30.2 30.0 29.9 29.7 29.1 28.9 28.0 27.6 29.6
Raisins................... ...d o.......
24.4 25.2 26.8 27.0 26. 9 27.4 27.6 28.4 28.9 30.9 31.0 30.7 27.9
Bananas................. Dozen... ..... 35.4 35.7 36.2 35.9 37.6 44.7 41.4 37.6 42.3 41.8 39.1 36.1 38.7
Oranges................. ...d o....... ........ 54.0 54.1 63.0 63.2 71.1 61.5 62.7 60. 7 65.5 70.8 70.5 56.2 62.8

11.1 8.2
8 10.1 6.2 11.0 10.0 11.8 6
68.0

115 to 16 ounces.




20.0

68.1

2.6

12.8 68.2 10.0

GENERAL TABLES,

105

B .—AVERAGE RETAIL PRICES OF SPECIFIED FOOD ARTICLES
IN 1913 AND 1920 AND FOR EACH MONTH OF 1920, FOR EACH OF 51
CITIES—Continued.

T able

FALL RIVER, MASS.

Article.

1920
Av­
Av­
er­
er­
age
age
Unit. for
for
year Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May June July Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec. year
1913. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 1920.

Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts.
Sirloin steak3....... Pound.. 34.0 58.8 59.0 59.2 61.7 61.5 66.8 74.6 73.8 73.1 69.3 68.3 56. 7 65.2
Round steak......... .. .do....... 26.8 46.6 47.0 47.5 49.7 49.6 52.9 59.6 58.1 58.6 54.8 53.9 44.0 51.9
Rib roast................ ...d o....... 23.2 33.8 34.6 34.9 36.5 36.4 38.0 40.4 38.8 38.5 36.5 35.6 30.3 36.2
Chuck roast........... ...d o....... 18.1 26.9 26.9 27.2 28.1 27.8 30.7 32.6 30.6 30.4 28.2 27.9 23.5 28.4
Plate beef............... ...d o.......
Pork chops............. ...d o....... 21.2 35.4 35.5 38.3 41.4 41.6 40.9 43.3 46.1 49.7 52.0 46.3 32.1 41.9
Bacon, sliced......... ...d o....... 25.5 47.7 48.1 47.4 47.6 48.1 49.9 51.6 52.1 52.9 51.9 50.9 44.6 49.4
Ham, sliced........... ...d o....... 31.0 52.1 53.1 52.3 54.5 55.5 57.5 61.9 62.0 63.6 63.9 59.7 52.0 57.3
Lamb...................... .. .do....... 19.8 34.5 36.8 37.1 41.3 36.6 39.2 40.7 42. 4 39.9 39.7 38.6 35.9 38.6
Hens....................... ...d o....... 24.7 46.7 47.3 47.8 48.1 50.0 51.6 52.5 52.2 53.6 53.7 49.1 49.1 50.1
36.3 37.9 38.1 37.8 38.5 38.7 38.9 39.2 39.0 38.5 38.4 38.6 38.3
Salmon, canned... ...d o.......
Milk, fresh............. Quart... ‘*9.0 16.0 16.0 16.8 16.8 16.8 16.8 16.5 16.5 17.0 17.0 17.0 17.0 16.7
17.2 17.1 16.5 16.0 16.4 16.1 16.1 16.1 16.6 16. 7 16.7 16.4 16.5
Milk, evaporated.. Can1__
Butter.................... Pound.. *36.’9 71.9 71.3 70. 7 71.9 71.9 66.5 66.5 66.6 67.2 67.6 65.9 61.9 68.3
40.8 41.8 41.2 40.0 40.0 42.0 42.0 41.9 42.1 41.9 42.7 41.0 41.5
Oleomargarine___ ...d o.......
Nut margarine — ...d o.......
36.8 37.2 37.2 37.0 37.4 36.9 36.9 37.3 37.1 37.4 37.5 36.6 37.1
Cheese.................... .. .do....... '23.' 5 42.8 42.9 42.6 42.5 42.3 41.9 41.6 41.4 41.2 41.0 40.7 40.5 41.8
Lard........................ ...d o__ _ 15.1 32.5 30.7 28.9 28.8 28.2 27.6 27.1 26.4 26.8 28.0 27.8 22.2 27.9
37.2 36.4 35.9 36.9 36.1 35.7 34.8 34.2 34.4 34.5 33.7 30.7 35.0
Crisco...................... ...d o.......
Eggs, strictly fresh Dozen... *41. 6 111.9 98.6 85.8 69.6 70; 8 71.9 76.9 84.5 92.6 103.3 114.5 119.2 91.6
65. 2 66.0
64. 4 65.3 72.2
Eggs, storage......... ...d o.......
Bread...................... Pound.. "6.2 11.9 12.0 12.0 12.0 12.0 12.0 12.0 12.0 12.0 12.0 12.0 10.6 11.9
Flour...................... .. .do....... 3.3 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.6 9.1 9.0 9.2 8.9 8.8 8.5 7.6 6.9 8.5
Corn meal............. ...d o....... 3.5 8.6 9.0 9.0 8.7 9.0 8.4 8.8 9.0 8.8 8.7 8.5 8.6 8.8
10.2 10.4 10.7 10.6 10.6 10f 9 H .i 11.3 11.9 12.1 12.5 11.8 11.2
Rolled oats............ ...d o.......
14.5 14.4 14.6 14.4 14.7 14.7 15.3 15.1 15.1 15.0 15.0 15.0 14.8
Com flakes............. 8-oz.pkg.
27.4 27.4 28.4 27.7 28.5 28.5 28.8 29.6 29.8 29.5 29.3 29.6 28.7
Cream of Wheat... 28-oz.pkg.
Macaroni................ Pound..
24.5 25.0 25.7 25.5 26.3 25.2 26.6 26.5 26.3 25.8 25.9 26.1 25.8
Rice........................ . . .do....... 'id.'6 17.9 18.4 18.4 18.8 19.0 18.9 18.9 18.8 18.2 17.5 17.0 14.4 18.0
Beans, navy.......... ...do.......
12.1 12.0 11.7 11.7 11.9 11.6 11.6 11.7 11.5 11.0 10.4 9.3 11.4
Potatoes................. ...d o....... 1.9 5.0 6.1 7.3 7.9 9.0 9.9 8.9 4.2 3.6 3.2 3.3 3.1 6.0
10.1 10.0 9.9 9.9 11.7 8.0 6.4 5.5 5.6 5.0 4.7 4.4 7.6
Onions.................... ...d o.......
Cabbage................. ...d o.......
7.7 12.1 10.4 11.6 11.5 10.4 7.3 2.6 2.9 3.2 3.2 3.4 7.2
Beans, baked........ No. 2 can
17.1 16.6 16.6 17.0 16.8 16.4 16. 7 16.5 16.8 17.0 16.3 16.0 16.7
Com, canned......... ...d o.......
19.7 19.7 18.9 19.2 19.3 19.2 19.9 19.7 19.5 19.3 19.3 18.1 19.3
20.4 19.9 19.8 20.0 19.6 20.2 20.7 20.0 20.0 20.0 19.7 19.1 20.0
Peas, canned......... .. .do.......
Tomatoes, canned. ...d o.......
15.2 15.1 15.2 15.2 15.1 15.5 15.0 15.5 15.3 14.9 14.3 13.2 15.0
Sugar, granulated. Pound.. * 5. 4 19. 9 19.9 19.5 20.0 26.0 26.6 26. 7 24.8 19.5 14.3 13.3 10.8 20.1
Tea......................... ...d o....... 44.2 57.9 58.1 59.2 61. 7 61.7 59.8 60.3 61.0 60.0 60.3 59.8 59.8 60.0
Coffee...................... ...d o....... 33.0 50.0 50.2 51.1 50.9 51.3 51.3 51.7 51.6 51.6 50.3 47.1 45.5 50.2
27.0 26.7 26. 6 26.6 26.0 27.6 26.1 26.8 26.7 26.2 25.7 24.4 26.4
Prunes.................... ...d o.......
23.4 25.2 27.6 27.2 28.0 28.1 27.5 27.3 26.4 28.6 32.8 .31.6 27.8
Raisins................... ...do.......
Bananas................. Dozen...
43.8 37.5 38.3 44.0 43.7 46.2 49.5 47.0 47.4 47.0 46.1 45.0 44. 6
46.2 48.8 64.9 63.2 76.0 60.4 70.4 63.4 70.6 62.1 62.4 38.5 60.6
Oranges..................

1 15 to 16 ounces.
3The steak for which prices are here quoted is known as “porterhouse” in most of the cities included
in this report, but in this city it is called “rump steak.”




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RETAIL PRICES, 1913 TO DECEMBER, 1920,

B ___AVERAGE RETAIL PRICES OF SPECIFIED FOOD ARTICLES
IN 1913 AND 1920 AND FOR EACH MONTH OF 1920, FOR EACH OF 51
CITIES—Continued.
HOUSTON, TEX.

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Article.

1920
Av­
Av­
er­
er­
age
age
Unit. for
for
year “Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May June July Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec. year
1913. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 1920.

Sirloin steak......... Pound..
Round steak......... ...d o.......
Rib roast....... . ...d o.......
Chuck roast.......... ...d o.......
Plate beef............. ...do.......
Pork chops........... ...d o.......
Bacon, sliced........ ...d o.......
Ham, sliced.......... ...d o.......
Lamb.................... ...d o.......
H ens.. . . .............. ...d o.......
Salmon, canned.. ...d o ....
Milk, fresh............ Quart...
Milk, evaporated . Can1__
Butter................... Pound..
Oleomargarine__ ...d o.......
Nut margarine.... ...d o.......
Cheese.............. ...d o.......
Lard...................... ...d o.......
Crisco.................... ...d o .....
Eggs, strictly fresh Dozen...
Eggs, storage........ ...do.......
Bread.................... Pound..
Flour..................... ...d o.......
Corn meal............. ...d o.......
Rolled oats........... . ..do.......
Corn flakes............ 8-oz. pkg
Cream of Wheat.. 28-oz.pkg.
Macaroni............... Pound..
Rice....................... ...d o.......
Beans, navy------- ...do.......
Potatoes................ . ..do.......
Onions.................. ...do.......
Cabbage................ . ..do.......
Beans, baked....... No. 2 can
Corn, canned........ ...do.......
Peas, canned........ ...do.......
Tomatoes, canned ...do.......
Sugar, granulated. Pound..
Tea........................ ...do.......
Coffee.................... ...do.......
Prunes.................. ... do.......
Raisins.............. . ..d o.....
Bananas.......... Dozen
Oranges................. ...d o.......

115 to l'i ounces.




Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts.y Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts.

36.5
36.1
30.2
26.2
22.5
38.3
63.1
50.0
38.8
39.5
34.6
21.8
16.8
73.9
42.8
37.6
43.1
34.6
36.2
70.3
61.6
10.2
7.9
6.1
11.2
14.5
29.9
20.0
15.6
12.1
6.5
9.2
8.3
17.3
17.7
19.1
14.6
18.8
69.1
45.7
29.1
23.8
41.0
48.3

38.0
38.0
31.3
26.9
22.5
38.0
63.0
50.0
40.0
39.0
36.0
21.4
15.8
69.7
43.4
37.3
42.8
32.1
38.3
49.1
47.5
10 3
8.2
6.1
11.3
14.6
29.3
19.9
15.8
12.0
6.8
9.5
9.5
17.4
17.3
18.7
14.6
19.4
67.5
45.2
26.6
23.8
37.7
51.2

38.8
38.4
31.8
28.4
23.7
38.9
61.0
53.1
40.0
44.3
37.5
20.0
14.8
74.9
43.8
37.4
41.2
30.7
36.3
45.9

38.9
37.6
31.4
27.8
23.5
40.7
60.6
53.1
40.0
45.0
36.7
20.0
14.2
74.6
44.1
37.3
41.8
30.4
40.1
43.3

38.9
37.5
31.6
27.8
22.5
42.3
62.9
54.6
37.0
41.7
36.8
20.0
14.7
68.3
44.1
37.4
42.2
30.8
41.1
40.1

35.7 36.9
35.4 35.2
30.1 29.5
25.8 25.5
21.8 21.2
40.7 40.7
63.3 62.4
55.0 55.9
40.0 40.0
40.0 40.0
37.6 37.4
19.7 19.7
15.4 15.9
62.6 62.2
44.2 44.2
37.3 .37.5
39.5 38.3
29.0 28.6
39.8 41.6
41.6 46.7

36 7
35.3
30.4
26.8
20.9
43.2
62.0
56.3
40.8
40.8
36.3
19.7
16.2
61.7
43.5
37.6
37.1
27.8
34.6
53.8

36.7
35.3
30.4
26.8
20.9
45.4
63.0
57.5
40.8
42.5
36.5
19.7
16.2
61.7
42.9
37.5
38.3
27.8
32.1
62.8

10.2
8.1
5.9
11.4
14.3
29.6
19.7
16.7
11.8
7.6
9.2
7.1
16.3
17.0
18.7
14.6
19.1
68.4
46.4
27.4
25.3
36.3
55.6

10.2
8.2
5.9
11.3
14.4
29.6
20.2
16.8
11.2
10.5
10.1
6.2
16.5
16.7
.18.8
14.5
23.6
69.1
46.3
28.3
25.4
38.6
53! 4

io.3
8.6
6.3
11.4
14.5
29.4
20.5
16.9
11.8
11.9
8.6
5.5
16.5
16.7
19.1
14.6
28.8
74.9
45.9
26.7
27.8
39 3
55] 3

10.2
8.9
6.8
11.5
14.6
29.4
20.3
17.0
11.6
8.3
6.5
4.9
16.4
16.3
19.6
14.8
29.3
77.3
46.1
25.7
26.1
40 3
58] 4

10.3
8.7
5.9
12.1
14.6
30.2
20.4
16.3
11.5
6.1
5.9
6.4
16.8
16.4
20.1
14.9
23.0
76.9
44.1
25.9
27.0
39 6
56] 9

10.3
8.5
5.9
12.9
14.6
29.9
21.0
14.4
11.3
5.3
6.0
5.1
16.7
16.3
20.7
14.8
18.6
75.2
40.2
26.1
28.6
46 4
6L9

10.5
8.8
6.6
12.0
14.6
29.8
20.5
16.8
11.8
8.9
6.1
7.3
16.6
16.5
19.3
15.1
26.7
77.5
46.2
25.8
25.8
40.6
56] 1

36.7
35.3
30.1
27.0
21.2
50.4
63.0
58.8
40.8
43.3
37.2
20.5
15.8
63.8
41.5
37.4
38.9
28.7
30.6
69.1
63 5
10.3
8.3
5.4
13.0
14.6
30.2
21:5
13.5
11.0
4.8
5.8
5.5
16.7
15.2
20.3
14.3
14.7
75.7
38.2
26.2
31.9
45 0
60]9

35.7
3 5 ]0
30.2
26.8
21.3
43.8
61.5
60.4
42.0
41.3
37.4
20.5
15.3
64.7
41.4
36.6
38.1
27.5
30.1
74.8
64 4
10.2
8.0
4.8
13.3
14.6
29.9
21.4
10.9
10.4
4.7
5.5
5.3
17.0
15.4
20.2
13.0
12 4
74.9
35.9
26.1

32.7
43.6
62.* 1

34 5
34.1
29.9
25.8
19.9
37.3
59.4
55.4
38.0
36.3
36.8
20.5
15.0
59.5
41.3
35.8
36.7
27.4
30.2
83.9
70.1
9.6
7.5
4.7
12.2
14.6
29.9
20.6
10.0
10.2
4.3
5.2
5.4
16.6
15.0
20.3
11.9
9.7
74.1
33.1
23.9
31.3
39.0
46.'9

37.0
36.'1
30.6
26.8
21.8
41.6
62.1
55.0
39.9
41.1
36.7
20.3
15.5
66.5
43.1
37.2
39.8
29.6
35.9
56.8

16.2
8.3
5.9
12.0
14.5
29.8
20.5
15.1
11.4
7.1
7.3
6.4
16.7
16.4
19.6
14.3
20.3
73.4
42. 8
26.5
27.5
40.7
55]6

107

GENERAL TABLES,

B .—AVERAGE RETAIL PRICES OF SPECIFIED FOOD ARTICLES
IN 1913 AND 1920 AND FOR EACH MONTH OF 1920, FOR EACH OF 51
CITIES—Continued.

T able

INDIANAPOLIS, IND.

Article.

1920
Av­
Av­
er­
er­
age
age
Unit. for
for
Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May June July Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec. year
year 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15.
1913.
1920.

Cts.
Sirloin steak------- Pound.. 25.1
Round steak........ ...d o....... 23.5
Rib roast............... ...do....... 17.6
Chuck roast---- -- .. .do....... 15.9
Plate beef............. ...do....... 12.2
Pork chops........... ...d o....... 21.1
Bacon, sliced........ ...d o ..... 29.4
Ham, sliced.......... ...d o....... 30.7
Lamb.................... ...d o....... 19.8
Hens..............— ...do....... 21.1
Salmon, canned... ...d o.......
Milk, fresh............ Quart... ' 8.0
Milk, evaporated. Can i....
Butter.......... ; — Pound.. 37.'6
Oleomargarine__ ...d o.......
Nut margarine... ...d o ......
Cheese................... . ..do....... *2i.’i
Lard...................... ...do....... 15.1
Crisco.................... ...do.......
Eggs, strictly fresh Dozen... 28.2
Eggs, storage........ ...d o.......
Bread.................... Pound.. '*5.’i
Flour.................... ...do....... 3.2
Corn meal............. ...d o....... 2.6
Rolled oats........... ...do.......
Com flakes........... 8-oz. pkg.
Cream of Wheat.. 28-oz. pkg
Macaroni............... Pound.. ........
Rice....................... ...do....... ’ 9*2
Beans, navy......... ...do....... .......
Potatoes................ ...d o....... ........
1.6
Onions................... ...d o.......
Cabbage................ ...d o....... ........
Beans, baked....... No. 2 can ........
Com, canned..... ...do....... .....
Peas, canned........ ...do.......
Tomatoes, canned ...d o .__
Sugar, granulated Pound.. 5.8
Tea........................ ...d o....... 60.0
Coffee..................... ...d o ..... 30.5
Prunes.................. ...do.......
Raisins.................. ...d o.......
Bananas................ Dozen...
Oranges............. ...d p .....
l lo to 10 ounces.

72448°—22-----8




Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts.

34.7
34.4
26.2
24.2
17.2
33.3
47.8
52.8
41.0
37.1
30.8
14.0
17.4
72.7
44.4
35.6
45.5
31.0
36.5
81.4
59.5
9.7
7.7
5.8
10.6
14.8
29.1
20.3
19.8
11.6
5.6
8.9
8.4
17.5
17.8
17.6
15.6
19.5
88.9
50.5
32.4
28.5
30.0
46.1

35.3
34.9
26.9
24.6
17.8
33.9
47.7
53.2
43.0
41.0
31.4
14.0
16.2
70.4
44.3
35.5
46.1
29.3
37.7
62.9
50.8
10.7
8.0
5.8
10.7
14.8
28.7
20.7
19.7
11.7
5.8
9.5
8.9
17.4
18.3
17.3
15.6
20.2
88.3
51.1
32.1
29.8
30.8
45.8

35.8
35.5
27.8
24.5
18.4
36.8
47.2
53.4
46.1
43.3
31.5
14.0
14.9
75.7
43.5
35.2
44.5
27.8
36.9
46.8

38.9
38.4
29.2
26.2
19.2
40.3
50.2
57.4
48.0
45.1
32.8
14.0
14.7
75.6
43.7
35.3
45.0
27.8
36.7
44.2

40 9
40.0
30.1
27.4
19.0
40.9
52.8
60.3
46.4
44.0
32.4
14.0
14.9
68.8
43.1
35.3
44.8
27.3
36.1
47.1

42.4
41.8
30.3
28.3
19.8
37.9
52.0
60.3
50.2
44.1
32.4
14.0
15.7
64.7
43.1
35.4
43.1
27.1
36.6
46.1

45.2
44.6
30.9
28.5
20.2
39.7
53.4
62. 8
48.3
43.0
31.8
14.0
16.0
67.2
43.1
35.1
42.3
27.3
36.1
48.4

44.5 43.1
43.2 42.3
30.6 30.4
27.7 .27.0
19.1 18.8
43.3 48.2
53.9 54.6
62.8 63.0
37.1 36.6
42.2 41.1
31.6 32.5
14.0 14.0
16.2 16.3
64.8 66.5
41.8 41.2
34.8 35.2
40.3 40.3
26.4 26.3
34.0 31.7
55.1 63.4

10.7
7.8
5.6
10.9
14.4
30.7
20.3
19.4
10.7
6.5
9.4
8.6
16.8
17.1
16.9
15.5
19.5
87.2
50.7
30.5
29.0
31.4
58.2

id 7
7.9
6.0
10.7
14.5
31.4
20.7
19.6
10.5
9.5
9.9
8.5
16.6
17.1
16.6
15.6
22.1
86.1
51.0
29.5
30.8
32.4
63.1

11.6
8.6
6.2
11*1
14.5
31.6
20.8
19.6
11.2
9.4
11.9
7.8
16.4
16.7
16.7
15.5
28.1
87.6
51.0
29.4
30.3
35.0
67.2

11.6
8.8
6.6
11.1
15.3
31.9
20.8
19.9
11.6
12.6
10.5
7.0
16.7
17.5
17.1
15.6
29.2
85.3
51.5
28.6
29.9
40.2
58.8

11.6
8.5
6.6
11.7
15.4
30.4
21.9
19.7
11.5
9.9
8.6
8.6
16.6
17.1
16.7
15.5
28.4
85.1
51.1
29.4
31.5
38.1
60.3

ii.6
8.1
6.4
12.3
15.2
32.8
21.7
19.4
11.0
5.5
6.0
4.1
16.3
16.9
16.7
15.3
22.3
86.8
50.6
29.4
33.4
30.9
60.8

11.6
8.0
6.4
12.5
15.1
32.9
22.7
19.0
10.5
4.3
5.9
3.9
16.5
17.0
16.8
15.1
17.6
88.1
49.4
30.0
33.5
38.8
72.3

Cts. Cts. Cts.
39.6 37.9 34.9 39.4
39.4 36.3 33.4 38.7
29.0 28.2 27.3 28.9
25.8 25.1 23.5 26.1
18.3 18.0 16.9 18.6
47.9 38.8 28.8 39.2
53.7 50.0 46.8 50; 8
62.1 58.8 51.4 58.2
37.0 38.2 35.5 42.3
39.3 38.6 38.2 41.4
32.1 32.4 30.9 31.9
14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0
15.5 15.0 15.2 15.7
67.4 68.5 59.0 68.4
40.8 40.3 38.2 42.3
34.8 34.6 33.5 35.0
40.7 •40.2 40.2; 42.8
27.5 26.9 22.3 27.3
31.3 31.0 28.7i 34.4
68.4 81.2 84.8| 60.8
57 5 63.8 6 7 9
11.6 11.6 10.1 iLi
7.5 7.0 6.5 7.9
6.0 4.9 4.3 5.9
11.8 11.8 11.1 11.4
15.1 14.5 14.5 14.8
32.9 33.1 32.5| 31.5
22.9 22.8 22.2 21.5
18.1 15.6 14.2! 18.7
9.3 8.1 7.6 10.4
3.2 3.2 2. 7 6.5
4.6 4.2 4.0 7.8
3.9 3.5 3.5 6.4
16.2 16.4 15.9 16.6
16.7 16.0 15.7 17.0
16.3 16.2 15.8 16.7
14.6 14.0 14.0 15.2
13.7 12.5 10.4 20,3
88.1 86.4 86.9 87.1
46.8 44.1 42.0 49.2
29.4 28.8 28.2 29.8
36.1 35.3 35.6 32.0
34.1 31.8 29.1 33.6
66.7 61.1 48.4 59.1

as.

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RETAIL PRICES, 1913 TO DECEMBER, 1920,

B — AVERAGE RETAIL PRICES OF SPECIFIED FOOD ARTICLES
IN 1913 AND 1920 AND FOR EACH MONTH OF 1920, FOR EACH OF 51
CITIES—Continued.
JACKSONVILLE, FLA.

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1920

Av­
er­
Unit. age
for Jan. Feb. Mar.
year
1913. 15. 15. 15.

Article.

Av­
er­
age
for
May June July Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec. year
15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 1920

Cts. Cts . Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts.

Sirloin steak......... Pound.. 26.0
'Round steak......... . . .do....... 21.3
Rib roast....... ....... .. .do....... 23.0
Chuck roast.......... . . .do....... 14.5
Plate beef............ . . .do....... 10.8
Pork chops........... ...d o....... 22.8
Bacon, sliced........ .. .do....... 28.0
Ham, sliced.......... .. .do....... 28.4
lam b .................... ...d o ..... 20.3
Hens...................... ...d o .:... 22.8
Salmon, canned.. .. .do.......
Milk, fresh........ Quart.. . 1.2.4
Milk, evaporated. Can I ...
Butter............... Pound.. 40.7
Oleomargarine.... .. .do.......
Nut margarine__ ...d o.......
Cheese.............. ...d o....... 22.’5
Lard...................... .. .do.'__ 15.5
Crisco................ .. .do.......
Eggs, strictly fresh Dozen— 35.3
.. .do.......
Eggs, storage
Bread.................... Pound.. 6.4
Flour..................... ...d o....... 3.8
Corn meal............. ...d o....... 2.9
Rolled oats........... .. .do....... .......
Corn flakes........... 8 oz. pkg.
Cream of Wheat.. 28 oz. pkg
Macaroni............ Pound..
Rice........................ ...d o....... 6.6
Beans, n a v y ...... ...do....... .......
Potatoes................ ...d o....... ........
2.4
Onions................... ...do.......
Cabbage ............... ...d o....... ... . .
Beans, baked........ No. 2 can ........
Corn, canned........ .. .do....... .........
Peas, canned........ ...do.......
Tomatoes, canned ...d o.......
Sugar, granulated Pound.. 6.0
T ea ..............................
C offee..........................
P ru n es.......................
R aisin s......................
B a n a n a s .................
O ranges.....................

. . .d o .........
...d o .........
. . .d o .........
.. .d o .........
D o z e n ...
...d o .........

115 to 16 ounces.




40.8
37.8
30.3
24.7
16.0
39.2
53.5
52.1
35.8
41.0
36.9
20.7
17.3
78.2
46.0
38.3
43.6
35.0
39.3
86.5
66.1
10.7
8.1
5.5
11.7
15.2
28.8
21.1
16.8
14.3
6.0
9.5
6.7
18.1
21.2
22.5
15.3
19.4

40.2
37.0
30.7
23.9
16.0
38.1
50.8
51.5
33.3
42.5
37.7
20.7
17.0
75.4
45.5
37.5
43.3
33.5
38.4
70.2
57.0
10.7
8.6
5.4
11.9
15.1
29.3
21.5
17.1
13.6
6.6
10.0
6.9
17.7
21.0
20.8
15.0
19.6

60.0 88.8 89.1
34.5 54.4 53.1
........ 28.8 27.7
........ 26.7 26.4
40.6 37.8
38.0 38.6

38.8
36.4
29.2
23.1
16.9
38.6
49.1
49.7
36.7
43.7
34.6
20.7
15.0
79.1
44.2
39.7
42.6
31.9
39.0
58.7

40.3
36.9
29.5
24.4
17.2
40.6
50.3
51.9
41.7
45.0
34.9
20.7
14.4
81.2
43.6
40.0
42.2
31,5
38.4
51.3

40.5
37.0
29.9
23.6
17.6
41.7
50.3
53.1
40.0
44.0
34.8
25.0
14.7
79.3
45.0
40.6
42.9
31.4
38.3
52.8

40.9
37.4
30.4
24.1
17.3
39.6
51.8
54.2
35.6
44.2
35.9
25.0
14.9
70.9
43.5
39.0
41.8
31.0
38.3
53.8

41.4
38.5
29.9
24.1
17.1
40.3
53.3
57.9
36.0
42.7
35.9
25.0
15.2
71.3
43.1
39.0
39.4
30.3
37.2
56.8

40.3
38.0
29.7
23.8
16.8
44.2
53.9
58.8
37.0
42.0
34.6
25.0
15.2
70.8
42.2
38.5
38.7
28.3
35. 5
60.7

11.0
8.8
5.4
11.7
14.9
30.0
21.5
17.0
13.3
7.5
10.3
5.6
17.4
19.9
22.2
15.0
19.5

10.9
8.7
5.5
11.8
15.0
30.0
21.6
17.1
13.4
9.7
10.0
5.8
17.8
19.9
22.4
14.9
19.8

ii.9
9.0
5.8
11.8
15.1
31.1
22.3
17.1
13.0
10.5
10.0
5.5
17.3
19.9
22.3
14.7

12.5
9.2
6.3
11.8
15.1
30.6
21.8
17.0
13.2
8.1
10.1
5.8
17.0
20.2
22.0
14.7

12.7
9.2
6.5
12.4
15,7
31.0
22.0
16.8
13.1
8.6
8.8
8.0
17.0
20.3
21.1
14.9

12.7

90.0
55.2
27.4
27.9
37.0
48.8

90.3
55.2
28.6
29.0
38.9
62.2

28.7
90.9
55.7
28.1
29.9
40.0
73.3

25.4 26.0
90.9 90.9
55.8 55.8
28.4 27.3
29.1 29.3
44.3 45.7
77.5 100.0

9.1
6.0
12.0
15.4
31.4
22.7
15.5
12.8
6.2
7.2
6.4
16.8
20.6
21.9
14.8

25.5
90.6
52.8
2 6.5
30.0
42.0
75.0

as.

Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts.

40.6 39.3
38.1 36.6
30.2 29.9
24.2 23.4
16.7 16.0
45.4 49.6
53.1 53.7
58.9 57.5
36.7 35.0
43.8 45.0
33.7 33.4
25.0 25.0
15.2 15.3
70.2 .69.9
42.9 41.4
38.8 38.5
38.7 38.6
28.8 30.9
32.8 31.8
71.3 73.2
66.3
12.3 12.2
8.9 8.6
5.8 5.1
12.5 12.8
15.3 15.2
31.1 31.1
22.9 22.9
14.8 13.1
13.3 12.6
4.6 4.1
6.7 6.1
5.8 4.9
16.8 16.0
19.9 20.2
22.2 22.2
14.8 13.4

19.1
89.7
48.2
27.6
31.-2
55.0
55.0

14.5
90.0
44.4
27.2
29.7
46.7
61.7

40.0
36.3
29.1
23.2
15.8
41.8
52.1
56.4
35.8
43.2
32.1
25.0
15.1
70.7
40.6
38.2
38.1
30.5
30.2
78.8
68.1
12.2
8.4
4.7
13.0
15.0
30.8
22.7
11.9
12.0
4.0
5.9
4.9
16.0
18.6
22.1
12.7

14.1
90.3
42.2
26.5
34.9
42.9
36.4

37.1
33.6
27.9
21.6
15.1
35.2
46.3
49.3
33.8
39.6
30.8
25.0
15.0
65.2
39.6
38.1
37.4
28.0
29.6
87.5
70.6
11.7
7.6
4.3
12.1
15.0
31.1
23.1
10.9
11.1
4.1
5.8
4.9
16.1
18.3
22.6
10.7
11.0
88.5
41.6
26.4
35.5
37.5
35.4

40.1
37.0
29.7
23.7
16.5
41.2
51.5
54.3
36.5
43.1
34.6
23.6
15.4
73.5
43.1
38.9
40.6
30.9
35.7
66.8

11.8
8.7
5.5
12.1
15.2
30.5
22:2
15.4
13.0
6.7
8.4
5.9
17.0
20.0
22.0
14.2
20.2
90.0
51.2
2 7.5
3 0.0
42.4
58.5

109

GENERAL. TABLES,

B — AVERAGE RETAIL PRICES OF SPECIFIED FOOD ARTICLES
IN 1913 AND 1920 AND FOR EACH MONTH OF 1920, FOR EACH OF 51
CITIES—Continued.
KANSAS CITY, MO.

T able

Article.

1920
Av­
Av­
er­
er­
age
age
Unit. for
for
Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May June July Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec. year .
year
1913. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 1920.

Cts.
Sirloin steak......... Pound.. 24.0
Round steak......... .. .do....... 21.4
Rib roast............... .. .do....... 17.8
Chuck roast.......... .. .do....... 15.0
Plate beef............. .. .do....... 11.7
Pork chops........... .. .do....... 20.0
Bacon, sliced........ .. .do....... 29.7
Ham, sliced.......... .. .do....... 28.5
Lamb........... ........ .. .do....... 1.8.2
Hens...................... .. .do....... 17.0
Salmon, canned.. ...d o .....
Milk, fresh............ Quart... ' *8.9
Milk, evaporated. Can1—
Butter.................... Pound.. *38.3
Oleomargarine— .. .do....... .......
Nut margarine... .. .do.......
Cheese.................... .. .do....... *2L7
Lard....................... ...do....... 16.3
Crisco.................... .. .do.......
Eggs, strictly fresh Dozen... 27.5
Eggs, storage........ ...d o.......
Bread.................... Pound.. '*6.0
Flour....... ............. .. .do....... 3.0
Corn meal............. ...do___ 2.6
Rolled oats...___ .. .do.......
Corn flakes........... 8 oz. pkg. ........
Cream of Wheat.. 28 oz. pkg
Macaroni............... Pound..
Rice........................ .. .do....... 8.7
Beans, navy......... .. .do....... .......
Potatoes................ .. .do....... 1.7
Onions.................. ...d o .....
Cabbage................ -. .do.......
Beans, baked....... No. 2 can
Corn, canned........ .. .do....... .......
Peas, canned........ ...do.......
Tomatoes, canned ...do.......
Sugar, granulated Pound.. *5.7
Tea......................... .. .do....... 54.0
Coliee..................... .. .do....... 27.8
Prunes................... ...d o.......
Raisins.................. .. .do....... ........
Bananas................ Dozen... ........
Oranges........... .. .do.— .......

115 to 16 ounces.




Cts. Cts. Cts Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts.
35.5 34.7 38.7 39.4 39.5 44.0 46.5 43.8 43.0 42.0 40.5 37.9 40.6

31.7 31.6
26.3 26.2
19.7 19.7
15.2 15.4
31.7 34.2
52.9 50.8
50.7 51.8
29.8 29.7
36.7 39.5
35.3 35.4
16.0 16.0
17.5 16.5
69.4 69.2
41.5 41.7
35.5 35.3
44.2 44.5
33.8 31.9
41.1 40.6
75.1 59.3
60.4 55.0
11.6 12.2
7.7 7.7
7.1 7.1
11.9 11.8
15.0 14.9
29.5 29.5
19.4 19.5
18.9 19.2
12.6 12.5
5.8 6.2
9.8 9.9
8.8 10.2
16.9 17.3
16.1 16.1
16.3 16.0
15.4 15.3
15.8 19.8
81.3 80.7
48.2 48.5
29.9 30.0
27.0 29.0
52.5 50.0
57.5 *57.0

34.0 35.4
27.8 29.0
21.6 22.2
16.2 16.4
35.1 39.0
52.6 ,52.7
52.9 54.8
33.8 35.8
42.3 44.7
36.3 36.7
16.0 16.0
15.6 15.3
75.1 76.2
41.8 42.1
35.2 35.1
43.6 43.9
31.7 31.3
40.1 39.4
50.8 49.4

35.5
29.0
22.0
16.7
37.2
56.2
61.7
37.2
41.1
36.8
16.0
15.2
70.3
41.8
35.2
43.8
30.1
38.9
49.1

39.7
31.9
24.3
17.8
35.4
56.7
60.3
36.9
40.5
37.4
16.0
15.3
66.0
41.7
35.3
44.0
30.4
38.8
48.4

41.3
31.7
24.1
17.0
39.8
58.2
60.6
35.5
38.2
37.4
16.0
15.6
67.1
42.1
35.1
43.5
30.0
38.3
49.9

39.4
30.9
23.4
16.5
40.6
57.1
60.6
34.4
38.1
36.9
16.0
15.6
65.7
41.9
35.1
42.0
29.9
37.1
55.8

38.1
29.4
22.4
16.3
46.0
57.3
60.4
34.1
38.8
37.3
16.0
15.9
66.5
41.3
35.0
41.8
30.2
36.1
60.9

12.1
7.4
7.1
11.8
14.7
30.1
19.5
19.0
12.2
7.0
9.9
7.8
17.1
16.0
16.3
15.3
19.6
82.0
48.6
29.8
29.5
50.5
66.7

i2.4
7.8
7.6
11.8
15.0
30.6
20.3
19.1
12.2
9.7
11.1
6.0
17.3
15.5
16.3
15.1
29.5
81. 5
49.0
30.2
30.1
50.0
72.3

12.8
7.9
7.7
11.9
15.2
29.9
20.4
19. 2
12.3
11.8
8.7
6.0
17.4
15.7
16.7
15.3
30.7
81.7
49.2
29.8
31.1
52.5
64.7

13.2
7.9
7.9
12.6
15.9
30.3
21.1
19.1
12.6
8.0
7.2
5.6
17.6
16.0
16.9
15.4
28.8
83.5
49.8
29.1
31.3
55.5
66.8

13.4
7.7
7.7
13.3
15.4
30.7
23.2
19.0
12.5
4.7
5.9
4.5
17.1
15.6
17.3
15.4
22.8
84.0
48.3
29.2
33.2
54.0
67.2

13.0
7.6
7.8
14.1
15.1
30.7
23.5
18.3
12.5
4.2
5.6
4.2
17.2
15.7
17.1
15.4
18.4
84.6
47.5
29.7
34.0
53.0
73.3

12.4
7.3
7.0
11.9
15.0
30.7
19.4
19.0
12.4
9.7
11.2
7.5
17.3
15.8
16.3
15.1
20.9
80.6
48.4
30.6
29.5
47.7
71.3

37.0
29.0
21.3
16.0
45.9
56.5
60.6
33.8
38.1
37.0
16.0
15.4
67.6
40.6
34.8
42.4
30.3
33.9
67.9
62.2
12.6
7.3
7.4
14.0
15.0
31.1
23.4
14.7
10.5
3.5
5.1
4.2
16.8
15.9
16.8
14.6
14.8
86.3
45.2
29.0
35.2
52.5
75.1

35.5
28.7
21.7
16.0
39.9
55.0
58.5
32.3
36.8
36.8
16.0
15.3
69.3
39.8
34.6
40.7
29.9
33.9
75.2
66.3
12.1
6.9
6.6
13.8
15.0
30.8
24.6
13.2
10.0
3.4
5.1
3.7
16.5
15.4
17.7
13.2
12.9
86.4
41.6
27.6
35.3
55.9
82.3

32.1
27.0
19.5
14.8
28.3
50.0
50.6
30.3
33.6
35.6
16.0
15.1
60.9
38.2
33.8
39.2
26.4
31.0
83.9
69.6
11.9
6.2
5.6
13.0
15. 0
30. 7
23.2
12.4
9.9
3.2
5.4
3.6
16.5
15.0
16.3
12.5
10.6
86.5
39.4
27.0
35.9
32.2
59.0

36.0
28.9
21.9
16.3
38.5
54.5
57.0
33.6
38.9
36.6
16.0
15.7
68.7
41.2
35.0
42.8
30.4
37.4
60.5

12.5
7.5
7.2
12.7
15.1
30.4
21.5
17.6
11.9
6.4
7.9
6.0
17.1
15.7
16.7
14.8
20.4
83.3
47.0
29.3
31.8
50.8
67.8

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110

T able B __ AVERAGE RETAIL PRICES OF SPECIFIED FOOD ARTICLES
IN 1913 AND 1920 AND FOR EACH MONTH OF 1*920, FOR EACH OF 51
CITIES—Continued.

LITTLE ROCK, ARK.

Article.

1920
Av­
Av­
er­
er­
age
Unit. age Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr.
for
for
May June July Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec. year
year
1913. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15.v 15. 15. 1920.

C U. C U.
C U . C U. C U .
Cfs.
Sirloin steak.*.... ...do..... 25.4 37.5 37.4 38.0 40.0 40.6 40.6 C U . 39.6 38.9 38.1 C U . C U . C U.
Pound.. C U . 34.7 C U. C U.
36.9 35.3 38.7
40.9
Round steak........ ...do...... 20.0 32.1 34.9 35.9 38.1 88.1 38.6 38.9 37.6 37.3 36.4 35.6 33.5; 36.6
Rib roast............ ...do...... 19.4
31.5 32.3 33.3 33.3 33.6 33.8 32.7 32.5 30.9 30.8 29.3'32.2
Chuck roast__ _
16.3
25.6
27.5 22.1 26.8 26.6 21.1
Plate beef.......... .:.do...... 12.9 25.0 24.6 25.2 22.1 27.7 21.6 21.3 26.3 26.0 23.9 23.7 23.5 20.2
19.7 20.1 19.9
20.1 18.4 18,5 17.5
Pork chops.*..... ...do......
42.2 35.1
38.8 56.8
...do......
Bacon, sliced....... ...do...... 21.0 37.9 37.1 55.0 39.7 41.1 40.0 57.9 43.7 47.1 47,1 56.5 52.1 41.0
56.5
56.8 58.2 42.5 58.2 58.3 57.8
29.6 55.3 51.3
Ram, sliced........ ...do...... 36.3 52.2 55.6 52.2 54,7 57.4 60.3 63.2 63.4 62.6 61.8 59.7 52,8 57.6
20.0 35.1 43.1 45.0 40.7 43.9 42.8 43.0 42.0 41.0 42.2 37.5 40.7 42.2
38.8 39.4
46.3
....................
Hens;.................
19.1
41.5
40.4 38.5 36.5 36.1 37.3 39.4 37.1 33.3 37.9
Salmon, canned.. ...do......
36.1 36.7 36.8 20.0 36.7 35.9 36.8 37.0 37.3 38.3 39.0 41.4 37.4
36.9
Milk, fresh........... Quart...
Milk, evaporated. Can1__ *io.‘i 20.0 20.0 20.0 15.4 20.0 20.0 20.0 20.0 20.0 20.0 20.0 19.3 19.9
17.3 16.0
15.4 15.4 16.1 16.4 16.5 16.1 15.8 15.8 16.2
Butter................. Pound.. 42.5 17.7 72.0 75.3 75.9 73.6 66.4 68.1 67.5 67.7 69.5 68.3 62.1 70.1
Oleomargarine... ...do...... ....... 74.3 44.3 44.3 43.8 44.0 42.9 44.3 43.0 43.0 42.2 41.8 40.0 43.2
44.3
Nutmargarine— ...do......
38.0 37.8 37.3 36.7 37.8
Cheese...... .......... ...do...... *22.*5 38.1 38.1 43.1 37.7 38.1 37.9 37.9 37.8 39.3 40.2 40.1 38.1 41.2
43.2 43.2 37.7 43.7 42.9 40.6 40.4
Lard................... . ;.dO...... 15.9 37.4 35.2 31.5 32.4 31.2 30.9 29.9 39.6 29.3 29.0 28.1 26.6 30.9
28.8 31,9 30.5 29.5 28.7 35.7
Crisfco.................. Bozen...
40.2 40.1
Eggs, strictly fresh
29.1 73.0 58.7 39.7 39.6 38.9 38.4 38.3 32.6 61.8 65.8 74.3 85.8 59.8
50.3 48.3 45.6 47.1 50.4 56.9
Eggs, storage.......
65.9 52.5 10.5 10.5
68.8 77.1
Bread.................. ...do___ 6.0 10.5 10.5
Pound..
flour................. ...do___ 3.6 5.6 5.8 5.6 5.7 10.5 11.0 11.0 ii.o 11.0 11.0 11.0 10.7 10.8
7.9 8.0 8.0 8.2 6.4 6.4 6.2 6.1 5.8 4.8 7.9 7.4 5.6
8.4 8.7 8.7 8,5 8.4 8.3 4.4 3.9 8.2
Com meal........... ...do...... 2.5 11.2 11.6 11.8 11.8
Rolled oats..........
11.8 11.8 12.0 12.5 12.6 13.0 13.2 12.0 12.2
8-oz. pkg
Corn flakes.......... 28-oz.pkg
14.7 28.2 28.2 14.7 14.8 14.7 15.9 14.9 14.8 31.2 14.8 31.5 30.2
14.7 14.7 29.9 30.5 30.3
14.6 14.8
14.7
28.1
Cream of Wheat.. Pound..
Macaroni............ ...do......
18.4 18.6 i a 5 18.3 18.4 18.6 30.3 31.3 31.2 23.2 31.5 23.2 20.4
18.6 18.5 18.2 19.7 21.6 22.1
23.8 10.9 16.4
Rice................. .
Beans, navy........ ...do..... 8.3 17.1 17.5 18.1 13.0 12.3 12.2 18.1 18.1 12.0 11.0 11.7 10.2 12.1
13.1 13.5 12.4
12.4 12.0 16.9 13.9 10.6
Potatoes............. ...do...... .......... 9.5 5.9 6.6 9.6 10.7 9i8 8.7 6.7 4,7 3.9 3.6 3.5 6.6
2.0 5.6 10.1 9.9 10.3 11.0
Onions................
9.4 8.3 6.5 5.0 5.1 4.4 4.2 8.1
Cabbage.............. ...do......
8.8 9.5 7.9 7.7 6.3 6.8 7.3 6.5 5.9 5.8 5.4 5.6 6.7
No. 2 can
Beans, baked....... ...do......
17.0 16.3 16.4 16.7 16.2 16.4 16.3 16.3 15.8 15.9 15.6 15.5 16.2
Com, canned.......
17.6 17.5 17.7 18.0 19.1 18.2 18.3 18.0 17.6 17,3 17.3 16.5 17.8
Peas, canned....... ...do...... m 19.1 18.8 18.7 19.4 19.2-19.0 19.0 18.7 is . 5 18.5 18.8 18.4 18.8
...do......
Tomatoes, canned Pound..
15.0 14.9 19.8 14.9 14.8 14.9 14.8 14.8 17.6 14.5 13.4 11.4 14.5
Sugar, granulated. ...do...... 5*6 22.2 20.3 14.9 23.5 26.7 27.2 27,1 22.7 14.2 14.4 13.5 12.8 20.5
88.2 89.8 53.9 53.1 53.3
Tea...................... ...do..... 50.0 53.9 54.3 89.8 89.2 88.9 90.8 90.9 92.9 93.3 94.9 97.6 97.6 92.0
Coffee..................
30.8
52.8 53. l 52.0 49.7 45.7 42.3 42.4 50.6
27.6 27.2 27.0 26.3 27.0 28.3 28.5 28.0 27.0 28.6 28.6 28.2 27.7
Prunes................ ...do......
Raisins............... ...do......
25.3 24.9 25.2 25.5 26.0 25.5 25.8 27.2 27.5 29.5 32.2 33.5 27.3
Bananas.............. Bozen..
36.1 37.7 68.5 64.4 38.6 65.9 45.3 68.8 43.1 47.1 50.0 43.8 41.9
Oranges............... ...do......
52.9 53.1 37.4 37.9 68.4 42.9 69.8 42.3 67.2 74.2 61.6 50.6 63.8
C U.

115 to 16 ounces.




111

GENERAL TABLES,

T able B .— AVERAGE RETAIL PRICES OF SPECIFIED FOOD ARTICLES

IN 1913 AND 1920 AND FOR EACH MONTH OF 1920, FOR EACH OF 51
CITIES—Continued.
LOS ANGELES, CALIF.
Article.

1920
Av­
Av­
er­
er­
Unit. age
for Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May June July Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec. age
for
year
year
1913. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 1920.

Cts. Cts.
Sirloin steak......... Pound.. 23.5 34.0
Round steak........ ...do....... 20.8 30.8
Rib roast............. ...d o....... 18.3 28.1
Chuck roast.......... . ..do....... 15.7 22.4
Plate beef............ ...do....... 12.6 18.3
Pork chops....... .. . ..do....... 25.1 47.1
Bacon, sliced........ ...do....... 33.7 60.5
Ham. sliced.......... . ..do....... 35.3 59. 5
Lamb.................... ...do....... 18.8 34.6
Hens...................... ...d o....... 26.6 48.4
Salmon, canned.. ...do.......
46.6
Milk, fresh............ Quart... "io.'o 16.0
Milk, evaporated . Can1__ j
15.2
Butter.......... ........ Pound..! 39 6 73.2
Oleomargarine— ...do....... ....... 1 45.5
I 35.9
Nutmargarine— ...do.......!
1
Cheese.................... ...do.......;’19.' 5 44.8
Lard...................... ...do....... 18.0 35.0
Crisco..................... ...do.......! .. 37.9
Eggs, strictly fresh Dozen... 38."3 67.4
Eggs, storage....... ...do.......
58.8
Bread.................... Pound, -i 6.1) 9.6
Flour..................... . ..do.......i 3. 5! 7.8
Corn meal............. ...do.......! 3.3 7.5
Rolled oats........... ...d o .....
9.5
Corn flakes........... 8-oz.pkg.
13.2
Cream of W heat.. 28-oz.pkg
29.0
Macaroni — ......... Pound..
17.8
Rice.......................
‘*7*7 17 8
Beans, navy........ ...do.......
lo!6
Potatoes................ .. .do.......i 1.5 6.4
Onions.................. .. .do__ _
7.8
Cabbage................ ...do.......
5.2
Beans, baked....... No. 2 can
18.3
Corn, canned....... .. .do.......
18.7
Peas, canned........ ...d o.......
19.4
Tomatoes, canned No. 2£ can .
15.3
Sugar, granulated. Pound.. 5."4 14.4
Tea................... ...d o ..... 54.5 70.3
Coffee.................... ...d o....... 36.3 46.9
Prunes.................. ...d o .....
27.6
Raisins...... ........... . ..do___ i
24 4
Bananas............ ...do__ J ..... 12.6
Oranges................. Dozen... ____ 443

1 15 to 16 ounces.




Cts.
35.1
31.3
29.8
23.5
18.6
46.8
60.0
60.2
34.6
52.0
44.7
16.0
13.6
72.7
45.9
36.8
44.9
34.9
37.7
50.6
45.0
9.6
7.9
7.2
9.6
13.3
29.4
17.7
18 0
10.6
6.1
8.4
5.6
18.5
18.1
19.9
15.1
17.0
71.0
46.9
27.7
23.5
12.3
47.4

Cts.
36.8
32.6
30.4
22.9
18.3
45.3
60.9
61.6
36.8
52.2
44.7
16.0
13.4
68.1
45.7
36.9
44 4
33.4
36.9
45.0

Cts.
37.1
32.5
30.9
23.1
18.4
47.‘0
62.5
63.1
38.6
54.1
45.9
16.0
12.6
64.6
45.3
36.9
44.4
33.6
36.9
47.3

Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts.

37.5
32.7
31.1
22.6
17.8
47.2
63.6
63.3
37.0
51.7
46.3
16.0
13.2
63. 2
45.3
36.9
44.0
32.2
35.9
50.5

37.2 38.0
32.8 33.2
31.3 31.4
22.2■ 22. 4
16.8j 17.2
47.91 50.7
63.8164.8
67.6 68. 2
34.0: 34.7
45.6: 44.0
46.4 49.0
16.0 18.0
13.2! 13.7
64.9| 69.0
45.21 45.2
36.9 37.0
42. 8 43.5
31.6 31.8
35.7 35.5
53.0 57.6

38.1
33.0
31.3
22.1
16.9
51.5
65. 0
70. 1
35.5
44.0
48.8
18.0
14.0
71.0
44.8
36.4
43.4
30.7
33. 1
62.7

9.6
7.7
7.1
9.7
13.1
29.1
17.9
18.2
10.4
7.5
8.7
5.1
18.0
18.1
19.9
15.1
16.3
72.8
47.3
27.8
24 4
12.2
45.7

9.6
7.8
7.2
10.1
13.2
29.6
18.0
18. 2
UX3
9.7
99
5.2
18.3
18.3
19.6
15.1
18.0
72.1
46.1
26.8
24.1
12. 3
47.2

9. 9j; 10.6 10.6
8.i: 8.2i 8.2
7.9 7.9 8.1
10.0; 1 0 .1 j 10.9
13.9 13.6 14.0
29.6 29.9 29.3
18.2 19.2 19.1
18. 5 18 3 18.1
io!2 10*.l lol 3
9.6 9.5 7.9
8. 2 5. 7i 4.7
3.7 2. 7! 4.0
18.1 18.6: 18.4
18.7 18.9 18.9
19.8 19.9 19.6
15.1 15.1 15.5
25.1 26.4 34.6
72.6 72.5 75. 3
46.3 46.4 46.4
27.6 27.0 29.9
25.1 24.0 25.9
12.7 13 6 14. 5
49.6 49.6j 41.7

10.6
8.2
8.1
11.5
13.9
29.4
19.6
17.6
io.’o
4.6
4.6
4.7
18.5
18.9
19.5
15.4
22.1
75. 8
46.2
27.8
27.1
14.6
50.0

38.2
32.9
31.6
22.1
16.9
51.8
65. 0
69.3
35. 0
46. 0
49.8
18.0
14.1
78.3
44.6
35.5
43.6
29.9
31.8
73.2

37.9 37.1
32.7 32.5
31.7 31.1
21.8 22.4
17.8 19.2
53.6 AS. 0
65.5 as. 9
69.5 71.1
35.2 35.2
49.5 51.0
50.9 50.3
18.0 18.0
12.8 12.6
72.0 67.4
43.8 43.4
35.2 35.2
44.1 43.7
30.2 30.6
31.4 30.8
85.9 96.3
66.8 71.3
10.6110.6 9.7
8.1 7.9 7.3
8.0 7.6^ 7.2
11.5 11.4 11.2
13.7 13.5 13.5
29.5 29.6 29.7
19.6 19.7 19.5
17.1 14.8 13.3
9.9 9."2 a 6
4.5 3.7 3 .3
4. 4 4 1 3 .7
4.6 3! 9 3 .5
18.5 18.4 18.1
18. 7 18. 8 18. 8
19.7 19.5 19.6
15.6 15.4 15.0
17.0 12.6 12.3
75. 8 75. 8 73 9
44.2 41.9 41.3
27.0 27.4 27.0
29.1 29.3 30.6
14.6 15.3 15.1
60.0 59.5 62.0

35.6 36.9
31. 9! 32.4
30.9f. 30.8
21.7 22.4
18.0 17.9
45.2 48.9
58.6 62.8
65. 6 65.8
34.5 35.5
49.3 40.0
50.0 47.8
18.0 17.0
12.7 13.4
62.7 68.9
43.1 44.8
35.2 35.4
43.2 43.9
30.2 32.0
28.7 34.4
84.7 64.5
72.2
9.7 1&1
6.8 7.8
6.6 7.5
10.9 10.5
13.5 13.5
29.7 29.5
19.0 18.8
12.8 16.9
si 7 9 9
3.0 6.3
3. 4 6 1
3ll 4.3
18.1 18.3
18.6 18.6
19.2 19.6
14.9 15.2
10.1 18.0
73 3 73.4
37.’6 44 .8
24.6 27.4
31.9 26.6
14. 3 13. 7
45.0 50.2

112

RETAIL PRICES, 1913 TO DECEMBER, 1920.

T able B .—AVERAGE RETAIL PRICES OF SPECIFIED FOOD ARTICLES

IN 1913 AND 1920 AND FOR EACH MONTH OF 1920, FOR EACH OF 51
CITIES—Continued.

LOUISVILLE, KY.

Article.

1920
Av­
Av­
er­
er­
age
Unit. age
for Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May June July Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec. for
year 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. year
1913.
1920.

Cts.
Sirloin steak......... Pound.. 22.6
Round steak........ ...d o ___ 19.5
Rib roast............... ...d o ----- 18.1
Chuck roast.......... ...d o .... 15.1
Plate beef............. ...d o ___ 12.5
Pork chops........... ...d o .... 19.8
Bacon, sliced........ ...d o ----- 28.4
Ham, sliced.......... ...d o .... 28.5
Lamb.................... ...d o ----- 17.8
Hens........... ......... .. .do___ 22.6
Salmon, canned.. ...d o ----Milk, fresh............ Quart... **8.8
Milk, evaporated. Can1__ ____
Butter................... Pound.. 39.6
Oleomargarine.... .. .do----- .......
Nut margarine__ ...d o ....
Cheese.................... ...d o .... 2L7
Lard...................... ...d o .... 15.6
Crivsco.................... .. .do----- • - • . Eggs, strictly fresh Dozen... 26.9
Eggs, storage........ ...d o ....
Bread.................... Round.. *5.7
Flour...................... ...d o .... 3.7
Com meal............. .. .do----- 2.3
Rolled oats........... .. .do----- .....
Com flakes........... 8-oz. pkg.
Cream of Wheat.. 28-oz. pkg
Macaroni............... Pound.. . ..
Rice........................ ...d o .... 8.3
Beans, navy......... .. .do___ ........
Potatoes................ ...d o ----- 1.9
Onions................... .. .do___
Cabbage................ ...d o ___
Beans, baked.___ No. 2 can
Corn, canned........ .. .do---- .......
Peas, canned........ .. .do___
Tomatoes, canned ...d o ---Sugar, granulated. Pound.. *5.*3
Tea........................ ...d o .... 62.9
Coffee................... ...d o .... 27.5
Prunes................... ...d o ....
Raisins................. .. .do----- .......
Bananas........... Dozen...
Oranges................. ...d o .... ........

....
.

....

115 to 1Gounces.




Cts.
33.4
32.3
27.5
23.9
20.5
32.6
49.5
47.9
31.3
40.1
31.3
16.0
16.8
74.9
44.3
34.6
43.4
30.9
34.8
80.0
61.3
10.2
7.9
5.2
10.9
13.8
27.9
19.5
18.2
11.8
4.8
8.7
8.2
15.9
17.5
17.5
14.3
20.6
85.3
47.8
28.0
24.0
40.4
38.1

Cts.
34.3
32.8
27.6
24.1
21.2
34.3
47.7
48.9
37.7
42.2
31.6
16.0
16.8
71.2
44.4
35.6
42.4
29.3
34.5
60.5
52.5
10.1
7.9
5.1
10.6
13.7
27.6
20.0
19.2
11.5
5.3
9.5
9.5
16.2
17.4
17.5
14.3
19.2
84.5
49.4
28.5
25.5
38.8
41.9

Cts. Cite. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts.

as.s
32.0
27.7
23.6
20.4
36.0
47.2
49.0
40.0
42.7
31.6
16.0
15.6
75.2
42.6
35.4
41.6
28.0
34.0
46.5

37.0
35.4
28.5
25.3
21.6
41.1
49.4
53.6
42.3
46.4
30.9
16.0
15.1
77.0
43.4
34.9
42.0
28.8
34.7
45.2

38.2
37.1
29.4
26.1
22.0
40.8
50.3
55.7
46.3
43.7
30.9
16.0
15.4
69.1
43.7
34.6
42.8
28.3
35.4
45.1

39.7
38.9
30.3
26.4
21.5
38.0
51.0
58.6
41.0
41.7
30.9
16.0
15.9
64.8
43.7
35.0
39.6
27.7
35.5
44.1

40.7
39.2
30.7
26.9
22.0
40.2
52.8
59.5
38.8
40.0
32.0
16.0
15.9
67.3
43.0
35.2
37.4
27.4
35.9
49.6

38.6
37.1
29.4
26.0
21.6
41.5
52.5
59.6
35.0
38.6
32.0
16.0
16.3
64.3
43.2
35.2
37.3
26.1
35.0
54.2

37.0
35.1
28.2
23.9
20.3
48.3
52.8
59.6
32.5
42.2
32.3
16.0
16.3
67.7
42.3
35.2
38.2
26.4
33.9
63.5

10.1
7.7
5.0
10.6
14.1
28.4
20.3
19.1
11.3
5.9
9.8
8.1
15.6
17.6
17.1
14.1
19.5
84.5
48.9
27.8
25.1
40.5
54.0

11.1
7.9
5.4
10.8
14.1
28.3
20.1
18.9
11.1
8.5
10.5
8.2
15.5
17.8
17.0
14.1
22.6
85.3
49.4
27.5
26.2
39.2
57.5

ii.i
8.3
6.0
10.8
13.9
28.3
20.0
18.9
11.5
9.7
10.9
7.1
15.5
17.6
16.5
14.1
32.1
84.5
50.1
27.5
27.9
39.2
62.6

11.1
8.1
6.2
10.8
14.1
28.8
20.2
18.9
11.8
11.8
6.4
7\ 0
15.5
17.6
16.5
14.3
29.6
84.5
49.8
27.5
27.3
43.2
59.7

11.1
8.1
6.0
11.0
14.4
28.6
20.6
18.9
11.9
7.0
4.1
5.9
15.5
17.4
16.8
14.5
28.5
86.1
49.1
27.9
27.8
43.3
57.2

io.4
7.8
5.5
11.2
14.3
29.6
20.4
18.4
11.6
4.7
4.1
5.4
15.2
17.8
17.8
14.2
23.2
86.6
47.8
26.3
31.9
40.0
55.7

10.4
7.8
5.3
11.5
14.3
30.1
21.2
17.6
11.3
3.5
3.8
3.8
15.6
17.5
17.8
14.1
15.9
86.6
45.9
27.0
30.5
43.1
64.3

35.7
34.2
28.1
23.6
19.5
46.5
51.8
58.4
34.0
42.0
32.2
16.0
15.7
68.7
42.3
35.1
39.1
28.0
33.0
65.7
55.3
10.4
7.8
4.6
11.4
14.3
30.1
21.2
15.5
9.4
2.7
3.6
4.0
16.0
17.0
17.6
13.4
13.0
86.6
44.2
27.3
31.5
42.5
64.3

34.0
33.1
26.9
22.6
19.4
38.3
51.6
53.5
32.3
40.1
31.2
16.0
15.3
71.1
42.3
34.8
38.9
27.1
32.6
78.3
60.9
10.2
7.1
3.7
11.6
14.3
30.5
21.2
12.6
8.3
2.7
3.6
3.3
16.0
17.1
17.7
13.1
12.5
84.9
43.1
27.7
33.6
41.1
47.7

32.7
31.3
25.5
21.1
18.0
27.9
44.3
46.5
31.7
35.1
30.0
15.5
15.0
60.6
40.0
34.6
36.6
22.1
29.9
81.6
66.0
10.1
6.7
3.2
11.7
14.3
30.5
19.8
12.0
7.6
2.5
3.6
3.1
15.9
17.1
17.8
12.1
10.2
84.1
38.1
26.7
33.6
38.0
37.3

36.3
34.9
28.3
24.5
20.7
38.8
50.1
54.2
36.9
41.2
31.4
16.0
15.8
69.3
42.9
35.0
39.9
27.5
34.1
59.5

10.5
7.8
5.1
11.1
14.1
29.1
20.4
17,4
10.8
5.8
6.6
6.1
15.7
17.5
17.3
13.9
20.6
85.3
47.0
27.5
28.7
40.8
53.4

113

GENERAL TABLES.

B .—AVERAGE RETAIL PRICES OF SPECIFIED FOOD ARTICLES
IN 1913 AND 1920 AND FOR EACH MONTH OF 1920, FOR EACH OF 51
CITIES—Continued.
MANCHESTER, N. H.

Table

Article.

1920
Av­
Av­
er­
er­
age
age
Unit. for
for
Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May June July Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec. year
year 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15.
1920.
1913.

Cts.
Sirloin steak1
2----- Pound.. 35,5
Round steak........ ...d o .... 29.0
Rib roast............... ...d o .... 20.2
Chuck roast.......... ...d o ___ 16.9
Plate beef............. __do___
Pork chops........... .. .do___ 20.5
Bacon, sliced........ ...d o .... 23.4
Ham, sliced.......... .. .do___ 28.2
Lamb.................... .. .do___ 20.1
Hens...................... ...d o ___ 24.1
Salmon, canned.. ...d o ---Mibc, fresh............ Quart... *8.6
Milk, evaporated. Can i— ..
Butter................... Pound.. 40.3
Oleomargarine__ .. .do___ .......
Nut margarine__ ...d o ....
Cheese.................... ...d o .... *2L*6
Lard...................... ...d o ___ 16.1
Crisco..................... .. .do___
Eggs, strictly fresh Dozen... *37."6
Eggs, storage____ ...d o ___
Bread................... Pound.. *6.0
Flour................... .. .do---- 3.4
Corn meal............. ...d o .... 3.7
Rolled oa ts...___ .. .do___ .......
Com flakes........... 8-oz.pkg.
Cream of Wheat.. 28-oz.pkg
Macaroni............... Pound..
Rice........................ .. .do___ ‘*8*7
Beans, navy......... ...d o .... .......
Potatoes................ ...d o .... 1.6
Onions................... ...d o ....
Cabbage................ ...d o ....
Beans, baked....... No. 2 can
Corn, canned........ ...d o .... .......
Peas, canned........ .. .do___
Tomatoes, canned No. 3 can
Sugar, granulated Pound.. ‘*5*4
Tea........................ .. .do___ 46.3
Coffee..................... .. .do---- 32.0
Prunes................... ...d o ....
Raisins.................. .. .do___
Bananas................ .. .do___
Oranges................ Dozen... .......

54.7
48.2
31.8
27.5

55.3
48.5
31.6
27.4

55.2
47.9
32.0
26.9

as.

Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts.

59.8
52.4
34.1
29.2

64.2
54.9
36.0
31.1

73.6
63.8
39.7
35.7

72.0
60.1
38.6
33.2

70.4
60.1
37.3
32.6

67.2
56.6
34.7
30.4

54.9
47.0
28.7
24.8

62.3
53.6
34.2
29.7

35.5
46.8
48.4
37.0
46.7
38.9
15.0
18.2
80.4
44.3
34.8
43.2
34.8
37.4
95.8
64.9
10.5
8.6
7.7
10.5
14.9
28.2
24.7
18.1
12.0
4.3
9.6
7.5
17.8
21.9
21.9
23.1
17.8
62.7
51.6
29.3
26.2
10.9
53.9

36.5
47.3
48.3
38.5
48.3
39.6
15.0
18.2
78.1
44.3
35.3
43.3
33.6
36.9
86.8
64.4
10.5
8.6
7.6
10.6
14.9
29.2
25.1
18.4
12.1
5.4
9.8
8.2
17.4
21.4
21.9
23.7
19.9
63.6
51.-8
28.8
27.4
11.1
55.0

39.0
47.1
49.1
40.4
47.6
39.3
15.0
17.1
78.2
44.0
34.5
42.5
30.5
37.9
74.3

43.4
47.2
50.6
44.4
48.3
39.5
15.0
16.4
80.1
44.1
36.0
41.9
30.4
37.5
66.4

44.5
48.1
52.4
42.1
50.3
39.3
15.0
16.8
79.7
44.3
36.0
42.0
29.9
37.7
67.1

41.9
49.4
55.7
41.0
52.1
39.8
15.0
17.0
73.3
43.8
35.3
41.5
29.8
36.7
68.8

46.4
50.4
62.6
42.6
54.2
40.7
16.0
17.2
73.3
43.0
33.0
41.0
28.9
37.1
70.8

49.1
49.5
63.7
41.3
53.6
40.7
16.0
17.2
73.0
43.2
33.7
40.7
28.0
35.5
79.1

53.2
49.8
64.4
39.3
53.4
40.8
16.0
17.4
72.8
42.6
34.7
41.1
27.5
34.9
85.5

43.5
48.3
55.2
39.8
50.6
40.1
15.7
17.2
75.1
43.3
34.8
41.5
29.6
35.9
83.9

10.5
8.5
7.4
10.6
14.9
28.6
25.2
18.4
12.0
6.0
9.8
8.4
17.2
21.4
21.5
23.8
19.4
62.2
51.4
28.4
28.4
12.4
74.7

10.5
8.6
7.5
10.3
14.9
29.5
25.3
18.5
11.9
7.3
10.1
12.0
17.2
21.2
21.6
23.2
19.9
62.7
51.4
27.9
29.8
12.6
69.3

10.6
9.3
7.5
10.3
15.0
29.1
25.5
18.8
11.8
8.3
11.5
11.5
17.2
21.0
22.1
23.0
24.2
63.5
51.4
27.9
29.4
12.5
80.0

11.3
9.4
7.8
10.6
15.9
29.9
25.9
18.8
11.7
9.4
7.9
8.7
17.2
21.2
22.4
22.3
27.6
63.5
51.4
28.4
29.1
13.2
64.8

11.3
9.4
7.9
11.2
17.0
29.9
26.8
18.9
11.7
8.9
5.6
13.0
17.2
21.1
22.3
22.9
27.2
63.0
51.5
28.6
30.9
13.3
72.5

11.3
9.1
8.0
11.9
16.3
30.0
27.0
18.9
11.8
4.5
5.2
4.4
17.6
20.8
22.3
22.9
24.9
63.0
50.8
29.2
31.3
13.2
70.6

11.3
8.8
8.0
12.2
15.9
29.8
27.5
18.5
11.6
3.6
5.5
3.2
17.9
20.5
22.2
22.9
20.1
63.0
50.6
29.0
31.1
13.4
73.4

54.1 46.0 32.4
50.4 49.7 44.1
61.6 58.5 46.6
40.1 37.5 33.5
52.9 51.2 48.5
40.8 40.8 40.6
16.8 16.8 16.8
17.4 17.1 16.6
73.1 71.9 67.7
41.8 42.3 42.1
34.7 35.3 34.3
41.1 40.2 39.1
28.9 28.2 24.8
34.9 33.4 30.4
95.1 106.7 110.4
66.8 71.5 72.6
11.3 11.2 10.3
8.1 7.7 6.8
8.1 7.4 6.7
12.3 12.4 10.7
15.3 15.1 14.9
29.7 29.8 29.9
27.2 27.4 27.2
16.9 14.4 12.6
11.0 10.3 8.6
3.0 3.1 2.8
4.4 3.6 3.6
3.1 3.0 2.8
17.8 17.8 18.2
20.5 20.5 19.8
22.5 22.5 21.8
22.7 22.1 21.4
13.8 13.1 10.8
63.0 62.1 61.2
47.4 45.2 42.9
27.8 28.2 25.0
33.1 33.3 32.4
13.4 13.4 12.5
72.1 66.5 45.6

Cts. Cts. Cts.

58.4
49.9
33.2
28.7

62.3
52f. 8
32.9
28.9

10.9
8.6
7.6
11.1
15.4
29.5
26.2
17.6
11.4
5.6
7.2
7.2
17.5
20.9
22.1
22.8
19.9
62.8
49.8
28.2
30.2
12.7
66.5

1 15 to 16 ounces.
2 T he steak for w h ich prices are here qu oted is know n as “ porterhouse” in m o st o f th e c itie s in clu d ed
in th is report, b u t in th is c ity it is called “ sirloin stea k .”




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RETAIL PRICES, 1913 TO DECEMBER, 1920,

B ___ AVERAGE RETAIL PRICES OF SPECIFIED FOOD ARTICLES
IN 1913 AND 1920 AND FOR EACH MONTH OF 1920, FOR EACH OF 51
CITIES—Continued.
MEMPHIS, TENN.

T able

Article.

1920
Av­
Av­
er­
er­
age
age
Unit. for
for
year Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May June July Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec. year
1913. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 1920.

Cts.
Sirloin steak...... Pound.. 22.7
Round steak'........ ...d o .... 19.1
Rib roast............... ...d o ---- 20.4
Chuck roast...... .. do----- 15.0
Plate beef............. ...d o ___ 11.8
Pork chops... . .. . ...d o ___ 20.3
Bacon, sliced........ ...d o .... 30.3
Ham, sliced.......... ...d o .... 28.7
L am b...----- — ...d o ---- 20.6
H e n s.................. ...d o .... 19.8
Salmon,canned.. ...d o ___
Milk, fresh............ Quart... io.o
Milk, evaporated Can1__
Butter.............. Pound.. 39.4
Oleomargarine__ ...d o ....
Nut margarine__ ..:d o----Cheese................. . ..do---- 2i:o
Lard...... ............... ...d o ---- 15.7
Crisco.................... ...d o ___
Eggs, strictly fresh Dozen... 28.5
Eggs, storage..... ... do. .. .
Bread.................... Pound.. 6,'6
Flour..................... ... do. . . . j 3.5
Corn meal______ . ..d o .... | 2.2
Rolled oats........... . ..d o ....
Cornflakes.. . — 8-oz. pkg.
Cream of W heat.. 28-oz.pkg. !
Macaroni............... Pound..
Rice....... ............... ...d o ---- i"7*8
Beans, navy......... ...d o ---Potatoes................ ...d o ---- 1.8
Onions.................. ...d o ....
C abbage....................
B ea n s, b ak ed .........
Corn, c a n n e d .....
P ea s, c a n n e d .........
T om atoes, can n ed
Sugar, granulated.
T e a ..............................

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

Cts.
37.2
34.8
30.8
24.6
19.4
35.3
53.2
53.3
37.5
39.5
35.9
19.0
17.8
75.7
40.6
39.4
44.1
33.9
37.6
78.2
59.8
11.0
8.0
5.4
10.9
14.3
27.6
19.6
17.1
12.5
6.1




Cts.
38.0
35.6
31.7
24.5
19.3
36.0
54.0
55.0
42.0
42.8
35.4
19.0
15.4
77.-8
41.4
38.9
42.9
29.4
37.2
48.3

Cts.
40.0
37.6
32.2
25.7
20.1
40.6
54.7
56.7
45.7
45.6
36.7
19.0
15.4
77.6
41.3
38.9
43.1
28.9
37.9
48.9

Cts.
39.9
37.3
32.5
25.0
20.7
39.7
56.5
56.8
46.1
42.9
36.8
18.5
15.5
73.2
43.9
38.5
43.2
28.6
36.9
48.4

Cts.
43.4
40.0
34.7
27.3
21.7
37.7
58.1
60.3
45.8
41.9
37.9
18.5
15.6
65.9
43.8
38.2
40.1
28.4
35.7
47.3

Cts.
47.0
42.6
35.7
28.7
24.0
40.8
59.3
62.1
43.7
39.3
39.6
18.5
16.0
68.6
42.3
37.6
39.1
27.8
36.3
52.2

44.2
40.7
33.6
26.0
23.1
43.6
58.5
60.0
45.4
38.9
39.0
18.5
16.4
66.1
40.1
36.8
38.1
27.4
33.9
59.6

41.4
37.4
31.8
25.1
19.5
48.6
58.6
61.1
44.5
39.3
40.1
20.0
16.6
66.5
42.0
36.7
38.1
26.6
34.4
€5.3

38.1
35.5
30.2
22.7
17.8
46.7
57.8
58.9
42.1
40.9
40.5
20.0
16.4
67.1
42.0
36.2
38.1
29.8
32.2
68.1

12.1
8.2
5.2
11.2
14.3
29.8
19.2
17.7
12.7
7.1

12.3
8.2
5.3
11.1
14.2
30.0
19.0
18.1
12.6
9f 8

12.5
8.5
5.4
11.2
14.2
29.9
19.1
17.6
12.7
10.1

12.9
8.9
5.4
11.5
14.5
30.1
19.5
17.8
12.8
10.6
9 .4 1. 4

12.9
8.6
5.7
12.3
15.4
30.1
19.5
17.4
12.9
9.7

13.1
8.4
5.5
12.3
14.6
29.6
20.9
16.5
12.5
5.4

13.2
8.4
5.3
12.4
14.6
29.7
21.7
15.4
12.8
4.3

13.5
8.3
4.8
12.7
14.5
30.1
20.6
12.8
11.6
3.6

9.6 9 .5
8.6 17.4 17.1 10.0 16.9
9.1 6.8 6 .9 5.3
16.9

9.1
...d o ..,.
N o. 2 can
17.6
. . . d o -----18.5
.. .d o -----19.3
.. .d o -----15.0
P o u n d .. ' *5.’5
. . . d o . . . . 63.8 92.3
...d o ---- 27.5 51.6
...d o ....
33.6
24.1
...d o ----Dozen...
43.5
44.1

115 to 16 ounces.

Cts.
37.8
34.4
31.6
24.6
19.8
34.9
53.2
54.8
41.1
41.6
35.6
19.0
16.4
73.4
40.6
39.7
43.4
30.9
38.2
60.6
50.0
11.3
8.2
5.2
11.3
14.2
28.8
19.5
17.4
12.6
6.5

22.0

18.4
19.6
14.9
19.7
92.9
51.6
32.6
24.4
41.4
50.5

18.4
19.8
14.9
19.7
92.9
51.5
31.3
24.4
41.3
60.6

18.4
18.9
14.9
94.6
51.9
31.8
24.4
41.9
58.6

21.1

18.2
18.9
14.9
29.1
94.5
51.2
30.9
25.1
40.4
61.1

5 .2
16.9
18.1
18.9
14.8
29.4
95.2
52.0
31.7
25.3
46.3
54.4

6.6

7.1
16.9
18.3
19.2
14.8
28.3
96.2
53.1
30.5
25.5
46.8
61.1

Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts.

4.7 1 4.1
3.8; 3.5
17.3 ! 17.4
18.6 18.9
! 19.3 18.9
14.8 14.6 14.0
22.51 18.6 14.6
95. 7i 96.3 93.5
4 9.3 , 46.4 40.9
2 9 .8j 27.3 27.3
25.5; 30.5 33.0
4 4 .li 46.4 46.5
6 1.0 ‘ 73. 8 63. 6
5 .4
5 .0
17.1
18.5

20.1

1

35.9
32.4
29.4
20.7
17.9
39.3
57.2
55.0
40.4
37.9
38.6
20.0
16.4
67.0
41.8
36.3
36.2
26.7
30.2
72.9
65.0
13.3
7.9
4.0
12.8
14.5
30.1
21.6
10.1
9.6
3.6

32.6
28.8
27.1
19.6
15.9
29.6
48.0
48.7
37.7
30.8
38.5
20.0
16.1
56.4
42.3
36.7
35.6
22.8
28.1
86.5
67.7
12.9
7.4
3.4
12.2
14.2
29.6
21.0
9.7
8.5
3.1

3 .8 ! 3 .5
3 .3 3 .0
17.2 16.6
18.4 17.6
18.2 18.2
12.4 11.5
13.4
93.1 92.3
37.8 38.7
29.3 27.9
34.0 33.2
43.2 39.5
45.6 38.6

10.2

39.6
36.4
31.8
24.5
19.9
39.4
55.8
56,9
42.7
40.1
37.9
19.2
16.2
69.6
41.8
37.8
40.2
28.4
34.9
61.4
12.6
8.3
5.1
11.8
14.5
29.6
20.1
15.6
12.0
6.7
6 .9
5 .6
17.1
18.4
19.1
14.3
20.7
94.1
43.7
30.3
27.5
43.4
56.1

115

GENERAL TABLES,

B .—AVERAGE RETAIL PRICES OF SPECIFIED FOOD ARTIC LES
IN 1913 AND 1920 AND FOR EACH MONTH OF 1920, FOR EACH OF 51
CITIES—Continued.
MILWAUKEE, WIS.

Table

Article.

1920
Av­
Av­
er­
er­
age
age
Unit. for
for
year Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May June July Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec. year
1913. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 1920.

Cts. Cts.
Sirloin steak......... Pound.. 22.4 36.6
Round steak........ . ..do---33.5
Rib roast............... ...d o .... 18.4 29.7
Chuck roast_____ - ..d o---- 16.1 26.1
Plate beef............. ...d o ....
18.0
Pork chops........... •...do___ 19.0 33.3
Bacon, sliced........ ...d o ---- 27.5 52.0
Ham, sliced.......... ...d o ___ 27.8 50.6
Lamt).................... ... do---- 19.7 37.3
Hens...................... ...d o ___ 19.8 38.1
Salmon, canned.. ... do___
37.3
Milk, fresh............ Quart... "'7.6 13.0
Milk, evaporated C ani....
17.3
Butter................... Pound.. 35.9 70.0
Oleomargarine__ ...d o ---43.0
Nut margarine... ... do. .. .
34.1
Cheese.................... ...d o ---- . 8 41.6
Lard...................... ... do. .. . 15.6 33 0
Crisco.................... ...d o ...
36.7
Eggs,strictly fresh Dozen... *29.3 79.6
Eggs, storage.___ . ..d o ....
59.1
Bread.................... Pound.. 5.6 10.4
Flour..................... ... do___ 3.1 8.3
Corn meal............. ...d o .... 3.3 6.5
Rolled oats........... ...d o ___
8.3
Cornflakes........... -oz.pkg.
14.1
Cream of Wheat.. 28-oz.pkg.
28.8
Macaroni............... Pound..
18.8
Rice....................... ...d o .... ' *9*6 18.5
Beans, navy..___ ...d o ....
Potatoes................ ...d o .... 1.4 5.1
Onions.................. . ..do---Cabbage................ ...d o ---Beans, baked....... No. 2 can
15.5
Com, canned........ ...d o ----17.0
Peas, canned........ ...d o ---16.7
Tomatoes, canned ...d o ___
15.0
Sugar, granulated Pound.. ’ *5*4 17.7
Tea...................... . ...d o ----- 50.0 69.8
Coffee.................... ...d o ----- 27.5 47.2
29.0
Prunes.................. ...d o ----Raisins.................. ...d o ----- ..... 25.6
Bananas................ ...do. ..
12.4
Oranges................. Dozen... ........ 55.3

20.6
11.6

21

8

115 to 16 ounces.




Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts.

36.5
33.6
29.9
26.. 0
18.2
34.9
51.8
50.6
39.8
41.6
38.4
13.0
16.6
67.5
42.4
34.1
40.6
31.0
37.5
65.3
57.0
10.4
6.9
8.5
14.2
29.5
18.8
18.7

36.6
34.3
30.5
26.0
17.6
36.5
51.7
50.9
40.4
44.1
39.3
16.2
74.0
40.9
34.2
39.5
30.3
36.7
49.8

38.2 38.6
35.1 35.4
31.2 31.5
27.1 27.0
18.0 18.0
42.3 38.0
52.5 55.4
51.7!! 54.3
43.4 44.0
45.7 46.3
38.4 39.5
15. 2 15.2
70.9 65.8
40.8 40.6
33.9 33.8
39.9 39.7
30 0 29. 6
36.7 36! 0
46.3 46.8

43.7
39.5
33.5
28.5
18.4
37.3
56.8
55. 5
42.9
41.2
39.6
15. 3
62.0
40.6
33.7
39.2
29 6
35.9
46.2

46.3
42.8
34.6
29.6
18.9
43.1
57.7
56.7
42.2
39.1
42.3
13.0
15. 4
64.3
40.2
33.8
38.7
29.3
36.0
48.1

45.2
42.0
33.7
28.5
18.3
44.3
58.5
58.7
41.7
42.3
42.8
13.0
16 1
62.7
39.1
34.0
36.5
28.4
34.3
57.4

44.7
41.7
33.1
28.5
18.2
49.2
57.8
58.5
39.8
42.1
44.0
13.0
16. 3
64.4
38.5
33.8
36.7
28.1
33.1
61.2

41.6
38.5
31.7
27.4
17.4
46.0
57.2
57.4
38.0
35.6
44.1
15.7
64. 6
38.1
33.2
37.0
29.3
32.9
67.0
60.1
7.6
8.9
14.4
30.0
17.1

40.2 36.7
36.7 33.6
30.4 28.6
26.7 25.2
17.5 16.3
30,7 28.1
65. 6 50.1
55.9 50.6
39.3 37.0
35.8 35.0
41.8 41.3
*11.0
15.2 15.2
68.5 57.5
37.3 35.3
33.0 32.1
36.0 34.6
28.9 26.2
31.1 29.2
77.5 90.1
61.7 64.5
10.3
6.9 6.3
6.3 5.9
8.7 8.4
14.3 14.2
29.8 29.7
15.9 14.7
9.4 . 8

40.4
37.2
31.5
27.2
17.9
39.4
54.8
54.3
40.5
40.6
40.7
12.3
15.8
39.7
33.6
38.3
29.5
34.7
61.3

17.4
17.1
15.1
71.0
46.7
28.7
29.2
12.4
65.5

17.9
17.2
15.0
28. 2
71.7
46.6
27.5
29.6
13.9
64.1

17.7 17.6
17.1 17.1
15.0 14.9
27.2; 21.7
71.7 72.4
47.0 46.0
28.5 28.6
29.8 30.7
14.7 13.7
60.9 69.2

17.4
16.9
15.0
16.7
72.2
43.5
28.6
31.2
14.8
70.7

17.1
17.1
14.9
13.1
72.4
39.4
28.5
31.4
14.1
71.4

17.0
16.2
14.4
12.3
72.2
37.3
27.4
31.2
14.6
73.7

17.3
ie.8
14.9
19.7
71:5
44.2
28.3
29.7
13.4
65.4

12.0 12.0 12.0 12.0

12.0 11.0

66.0

8.1 10.4 10.8 10.8 10.8 10.9 10.9 10.9 11.0 11.0 10.7
8.0 8.2 8.7 8.9 8.7 8.4 8.1
8.0
7.0 6.9 6.8 7.0 7.2 7.1 7.1 6.8
6.8
8.6 8.7 8.6 8.7 9.4 9.4 9.6
8.8
14.1 14.1 14.0 14.5 14.7 14.1 14.1
14.2
29.4 29.9 30.0 30.0 30.0 30.0 30.0
29.8
18.6 18.8 18.3 18.5 19.5 19.8 20.5 20.6 20.6 20.6 19.5
11.1 11.0 18.9 18.9 19.0 19.11 11.1 18.8 18.58 10.1 8 18.16
11.0 10.9 11.1 11. 19.0 10.9 10.
10.
5.7 6.2 8.5 9.1 10.6 10.2 5.4 3.6 2.9 2.9 2.9 6.1
8.6 10.3 9.7 10.1 10.3 6.0 11.0 4.2 2.4 2.1 2.2 2.4 6.4
8.7 8.7 9.3
7.4 6.1 5. 4.9 3.7 3.4 3.5 6.7
8.2 15.7 15.8 15.8 15.8 15.6 15.4 •15.44 15.5 15.4 15.1 14.9 15.5
7.9
17.1 17.1
17.0 17.0
15.0! 15.1
19.9
70.9, 70.8
47.4 47.2
29.7 29.3
28.11 29.2
12.5, 12.4
56.4 62.9
1

20.1 21.6

17.7
17.0
15.2
27.2
71.0
46.6
28.1
29.4
12.4
71.1

16.8
15.7
14.2
71.9
35.8
26.0
31.3
13.4
57.2

10.2

116

RETAIL PRICES, 1913 TO DECEMBER, 1920.

T able B .—AVERAGE RETAIL PRICES OP SPECIFIED FOOD ARTICLES
IN 1913 AND 1920 AND FOR EACH MONTH OF 1920, FOR EACH OF 51
CITIES—Continued.

MINNEAPOLIS, MINN.

Article.

1920
Av­
Av­
er­
er­
age
Unit. age
for Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May June July Aug.
for
Oct. Nov. Dec. year
year
1913. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. si? ' 15. 15. 15. 1920.

Cts.
Sirloin steak......... Pound.. 21.9
Round steak:........ ...d o....... 19.8
Rib roast.............. ...d o....... 18.9
Chuck roast.......... ...d o ..... 15.8
Plate beef............. ...d o....... 9.9
Pork chops. . ....... ...do....... 18.5
Bacon, sliced........ ...do....... 26.4
Ham, sliced......... ...do....... 29.4
L am b ................. ...do....... 15.4
Hens......... ............ ...do....... 18.6
Salmon,canned.. ...do.......
Milk, fresh............ Quart... "*7.4
Milk, evaporated. Can1___ __
Butter.................... Pound.. 35.6
Oleomargarine__ ...do....... .......
Nut margarine__ ...do.......
Cheese................ ...do....... *20.6
Lard...................... ...do....... 15.4
Crisco..................... ...do....... .
Eggs, strictly fresh Dozen... 28.3
Eggs, storage........ ...do.......
Bread.................... Pound.. **5.6
Flour...................... ...do....... 2.9
Corn meal............. ...do....... 2.4
Rolled oats........... ...do....... .......
Cornflakes............ 8-oz. pkg.
Cream of Wheat.. 28-oz.pkg. .....
Macaroni............... Pound..
Rice.................... ...do....... 8.9
Beans, navy......... ...do....... .......
1.2
Potatoes................ ...do....... .....
Onions............... .. .do.......
Cabbage................ . ..do.......
Beans, baked........ No. 2 can .....
Com, canned. .. . . ...do....... .......
Peas, canned........ ...do.......
Tomatoes, canned ...do.......
Sugar, granulated. Pound.. ’*5*5
T te ...................... ...do....... 45.0
Coffee..................... ...do....... 30.8
Prunes................... ...do....... ...
Raisins................. ...do.......
Bananas.............. ...do....... .....
Oranges___. ..... Dozen...

115 to 16 ounces.




Cts.
33.2
30.0
29.0
21.7
15.3
32.9
54.2
52.1
29.5
37.3
43.8
13.0
17.9
69.4
42.2
33.1
41.4
32.6
38.0
73.6
58.6
10.6
8.5
6.7
8.2
14.9
30.9
18.1
19.1
12.2
5.1
9.3
7.3
18.6
17.9
17.7
16.7
18.9
62.8
52.8
31.6
22.9
13.0
58.5

Cts.
33.0
29.7
26.9
21.8
14.7
33.2
54.2
52.5
34.3
39.1
44.2
13.0
17.7
65.6
41.7
33.5
41.1
30.9
37.5
64.5
52.0
10.5
8.2
6.7
8.6
14.7
30.8
18.0
19.0
11.9
5.7
9.5
8.2
18.5
17.8
i8.0
16.5
21.2
65.0
52.1
31.6
25.3
13.0
62.3

Cts.
34.3
31.0
29.2
22.7
14.7
36.0
55.3
52.2
35.3
40.1
44.4
13.0
15.5
70.1
41.5
33.5
41.0
29.7
37.3
49.0

Cts.
37.1
32.6
31.1
23.7
15.8
38.5
55.6
54.8
37.6
42.3
44.4
13.0
15.4
72.2
41.3
33.4
41.4
29.2
37.9
46.8

Cts.
36.3
32.9
30.0
24.1
15.6
36.8
56.7
56.5
38.9
41.8
45.3
13.0
15.2
64.8
41.6
33.4
40.8
28.8
37.1
46.5

Cts.
41.2
37.4
33.1
27.3
16.4
37.1
58.0
60.3
37.3
36.7
45.3
13.0
15.5
60.3
42.5
33.3
39.9
28.8
36.8
45.4

Cts.
43.6
39:4
34.8
27.4
16.2
39.0
58.9
62.8
36.3
35.7
46.2
13.0
15.9
61.3
41.8
33.6
38.7
28.4
36.3
50.8

Cts.
38.0
34.8
30.4
24.2
14.5
41.9
59.1
62.6
35.1
37.7
47.1
14.0
16.6
60.3
42.3
33.3
38.1
27.7
34.4
55.1

Cts.
38.4
33.8
30.1
24.1
14.4
47.0
57.9
62.1
32.6
37.7
47.6
14.0
16.6
61.6
41.4
33.2
38.2
27.5
32.9
61.2

10.4
8.0
6.5
8.7
14.7
31.1
18.1
19.5
11.7
6.2
9.9
8.6
18.8
17.5
17.3
16.5
20.4
65.3

10.4
8.3
6.5
8.8
14.7
31.0
18.0
19.6
11.6
8.3
10.6
8.8
18.3
17.7
17.7
16.4
22.6
65.3

10.4
9.0
6.8
9.1
14.7
31.1
18.3
19.6
11.6
9.0
10.6
7.6
18.5
17.5
17.7
16.4
27.7
65.5

11.1
8.6
7.0
9.0
15.0
31.3
18.2
19.6
11.6
9.6
8.0
5.9
18.2
17.3
17.6
16.3
29.4
65.8

11.1
8. 2
7.4
9.5
15.4
31.3
18.6
19.6
11.8
8.7
6.6
5.7
18.1
17.1
17.7
16.2
28.4
65.5

i i.i
7.8
7.1
9.7
15.3
31.0
18.6
19.2
11.7
3.5
6.4
2.8
18.1
17.3
17.5
16.3
21.3

11.1
7.7
7.0
10.4
15.7
31.2
18.7
19.1
11.7
3.1
6.2
3. 3
18.1
17.4
18.2
16.4
17.7

51.8
31.3
26.9
13.0
65.4

52.2
31.3
27.7
13.0
67.3

51.9
31.0
28.3
13.4
71.5

51.9
30.7
29.3
14.3
63.8

.51.6
30.6
29.4
15.3
67.9

67.0
51.2
30.2
29.4
14.4
69.8

69.3
49.8
29.5
30.2
16.1
70.5

Cts.
35.7
30.8
28.0
22.4
13.6
42.7
57.9
60.8
30.0
32.4
47.5
14.0
15.5
62.1
41.2
32.9
38.1
28.2
32.4
68.1
60.2
11.1
7.0
6.7
9.3
15.5
31.4
19.3
16.0
11.5
2.7
5.1
4.1
18.0
17.4
18.3
16.4
13.2
70.9
44.6
28.6
30.4
16.2
71.8

Cts.
32.7
28.8
25.9
21.1
14.1
37.3
55.0
56.1
29.4
31.8
47.6
14.0
15.5
64.8
41.3
32.5
38.2
28.4
32.2
79.1
61.4
10.3
6.1
5.5
9.0
14.6
31.4
19.6
14.6
10.3
2.7
4.5
3.1
18.3
17.2
18.2
16.2
12.9
69.9
42.0
27.7
31.1
16.2
78.9

Cts.
29.9
26.6
24.6
18.6
13.1
27.7
47.7
48.8
27.1
31.8
46.2
13.0
15.4
55.3
40.6
32.2
37.5
24.4
29. 3
89.5
65.0
10.3
5.7
5.0
8.8
14.4
31.1
18.9
13.2
9.6
2.7
4.5
3.4
18.1
16.7
17.7
15.4
10.7
68.5
40.2
26.0
31.7
15. 3

66.2

Cts.
36.1
32.3
29.4
23.3
14.9
37.5
55.9
56.8
33.6
37.0
45.8
13.3
16.1
64.0
41.6
33.2
39.4
28.7
35.2
60.8

10.7
7.8
6.6
9.1
15.0
31.1
18.5
18.2
11.4
5.6
7.6
5.7
18.3
17.4
17.8
16.3
20.4

66.7
49.3
30.0
28.6
14.4
67.8

117

GENERAL TABLES,

T able B .—AVERAGE RETAIL PRICES OF SPECIFIED FOOD ARTICLES

IN 1913 AND 1920 AND FOR EACH MONTH OF 1920, FOR EACH OF 51
CITIES—Continued.
MOBILE, ALA.
Article.

1920
Av­
Av­
er­
er­
age
age
Unit. for
for
Oct. Nov. Dec. year
year Ian. Feb. Mar. Apr. May June July Aug.
1913. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. f t 15. 15. 15. 1920.

Cts.
Sirloin steak......... Pound..
Round steak........ ...d o .....
Rib roast............... ...do.......
Chuck roast.......... ...do.......
Plate beef.............. ...do.......
Pork chops........... ...do.......
Bacon, sliced........ ...do.......
Ham, sliced.......... ...d o.......
Lamb.................... ...do.......
Hens...................... .. .do.......
Salmon, canned... ...d o.......
Milk, fresh............. Quart...
Milk, evaporated. Can1__
Butter.................... Pound..
Oleomargarine— ...d o.......
Nut margarine__ ...d o.......
Cheese.................... ...do.......
Lard...................... ...d o.......
Crisco..................... ...d o.......
Eggs, strictly fresh Dozen...
Eggs, storage........ ...d o.......
Bread........... ____ Pound..
Flour...................... ...d o.......
Corn meal............. .. .do.......
Rolled oats........... ...d o.......
Corn flakes........... 8-oz.pkg.
Cream of Wheat.. 28-oz.pkg.
Macaroni............... Pound..
Rice...................... ...d o.......
Beans, navy......... ...d o.......
Potatoes................ ...do.......
Onions................. ...d o.......
Cabbage................ ...d o.......
Beans, baked....... No. 2 can
Corn, canned........ ...do.......
Peas, canned........ ...do.......
Tomatoes, canned ...do.......
Sugar, granulated. Pound..
Tea......................... ...do.......
Coffee..................... ...d o.......
Prunes................... ...do.......
Raisins.................. .. .do.......
Bananas............... Dozen...
Oranges................ .. .do___ ........

1 15 to 16 ounces.




Cts. Cts.
35.0 34.7
34.2 34.4
31.0 30.1
25.4 24.9
19.9 19.7
42.5 42.8
55.8 53.3
53.8 53.4
35.0 36.4
40.0 45.3
40.2 40.4
23.5 23.5
17.8 17.5
78.3 75.8
44.5 44.0
40.9 41.4
43.8 44.0
35.7 33.9
37.9 38.4
77.0 '62.8
62.4 57.7
10.6 10.2
8.0 8.4
6.1 6.1
11.6 11.6
14.4 14.6
29.6 29.4
19.7 21.1
16.7 17.6
13.6 14.4
6.5 6.6
9.0 9.3
7.1 6.9
17.4 16.8
19.7 19.9
18.8 19.6
15.2 15.0
19.2 19.5
77.4 80.0
44.5 45.0
27.0 27.9
28.6 27.3
29 6 31.0
47.1 52.0

Cts.
35.1
35.0
29.6
25.2
20.7
43.7
53.8
52.4
39.8
45.5
37.9
23.5
16.1
75.5
43.9
41.5
43.7
30.9
38.7
51.2

Cts.
37.4
37.1
32.4
27.8
22.8
46.8
54.2
55.3
40.7
47.2
38.6
23.5
14.9
79.6
44.1
41.7
43.9
31.1
38.7
49.3

Cts.
36.7
36.2
32.0
27.0
22.9
47.5
59.5
57.8
37.5
45.0
38.7
23.5
15.1
78.1
43.0
41.0
44.9
30.4
38.7
49.3

Cts. Cts.
36.6 37.4
36.6 37.4
31.6 31.2
26.7 26.6
22.2 22.3
46.3 46.9
60.0 60.0
57.9 60.1
37.7 ‘38.2
47.3 46.1
38.7 38.2
23.5 23.5
17.0 17.6
71.7 72.8
42.4 42.8
39.4 40.9
42.3 41.0
30.2 30.2
38.6 37.5
50.0 54.8

Cts.
36.9
36.5
31.3
26.8
22.4
49.0
62.7
59.5
36.4
45.6
38.3
23.5
18.5
71.5
41.0
40.8
40.4
27.7
36.5
61.0

Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts.

10.2
8.4
5.9
11.6
14.5
30.1
20.8
17.7
13.3
7.1
9.7
7.2
16.1
19.3
18.9
15.5
19.9
81.7
46.3
27.6
26.5
31.1
58.9

10.3
8.6
6.0
11.7
14.5
31.3
21.1
18.0
13.6
10.8
9.9
7.3
16.9
19.0
19.8
15.1
20.3
80.3
45.4
28.1
25.8
30.0
63.9

10.5
9.1
6.6
11.7
14.7
31.2
21.0
18.4
13.4
11.1
10.5
5.3
16.2
19.1
19.3
15.2
26.3
81.3
46. 5
27.8
25.7
33.0
62.3

16.8
9.2
6.8
11.7
14.8
31.2
20.9
18.0
13.7
9.7
8.7
6.0
16.0
19.1
19.6
15.2
27.2
80.4
46.5
28.2
26.7
35.6
65.0

11.0
8.9
6.4
13.1
15.2
31.3
21.7
15.9
13.3
7.2
6.3
5.5
16.5
19.1
19.9
15.4
25.2
81.2
46.1
29.7
29.4
31.7
57.9

11.0
9.0
6.0
13.8
14.9
30.8
21.3
14.5
13.6
5.5
5.6
4.4
16.7
19.1
19.7
15.0
19.7
81.3
43.6
29.4
29.7
32.2
71.7

11.0
9.1
6.8
12.5
16.1
31.2
21.4
17.3
13.6
10.8
7.8
8.8
17.3
19.1
19.9
15.4
27.2
80.5
46.9
28.4
28.4
35.0
64.5

35.8
36.1
30.3
26.7
21.2
55.0
60.5
60.3
36.7
46.4
39.4
23.5
18.1
71.5
42.8
40.6
40.9
28.5
35.6
68.3

35.5
35.9
30.5
26.0
20.2
56.9
60.5
60.0
37.8
48.6
39.3
23.5
17.6
72.5
42.6
41.5
41.1
29.3
35.3
70.3
64.0
11.0
8.6
5.4
13.3
14.7
30.9
21.6
13.3
12.2
4.6
5.1
4.5
16.1
18.5
18.9
14.9
14.8
81.0
40.8
28.6
30.7
33.8
55.0

36.7
35.3
29.3
24.9
20.5
48.0
58.6
57.3
38.3
46.3
38.1
23.5
16.3
72.5
41.1
38.7
38.4
28.2
32.0
79.4
70.5
11.0
8.3
4.7
13.3
14.6
31.4
21.2
11.9
10.7
4.4
4.7
4.4
15.7
18.3
18.7
14.1
13.8
78.8
40.4
28.5
34.1
32.5
49.6

33.8
33.5
28.0
23.5
18.7
36.7
49.2
51.3
35.0
40.3
38.1
23.5
15.3
63.9
38.7
36.8
37.8
24.8
28.9
88.6
69.3
10.4
7.5
4.0
11.9
14.1
30.6
21.1
10.6
10.2
4.1
3.2
4.2
14.8
17.1
18.5
13.1
10.9
78.8
37.7
25.7
34.1
31.0
40.7

36.0
35.7
30.6
26.0
21.1
46.8
57.3
56.6
37.5
45.3
38.8
23.5
16.8
73.6
42.6
40.4
41.9
30.1
36.4
63.5
10.7
8.6
5.9
12.3
14.8
30.8
21.1
15.8
13.0
7.2
7.5
6.0
16.4
18.9
19.3
14.9
20.3
80.3
44.1
28.1
28.9
32.2
57.4

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RETAIL PRICES, 1913 TO DECEMBER, 1920,

B __ AVERAGE RETAIL PRICES OF SPECIFIED FOOD ARTICLES
IN 1913 AND 1920 AND FOR EACH MONTH OF 1920, FOR EACH OF 51
CITIES—Continued.
NEWARK, N. J.

Table

Article.

1920
Av­
er­
age
IT
nit. for
year Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May June
1913. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15.

Av­
er­
age
for
Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec. year
15. 15. j 15. 15. 1.1 1920.

Cts. Cts. Cis. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts.
43.1 49.5
54.4 50.7
51.1
Sirloin steak......... Pound.. 27.1 44.9 45.3 44.6 49.5 47.6 51.4 57.7 55.9 54.2 50.4 49.6 42.8 49. 4
49.2
57.3 54.9
Round steak......... __ do— 26.7 44.8 45.5 44.8 49.3 47.9
44.4
42.1 39.7 38.8 34.8 39.0
Rib roast.___.... ....d o — 20.8 36.4 35.9 36.3 39.0 37.7 39.9 32.6 42.7 29.7 27.6 27.5 25.0 28. 5
Chuck roast. .. : . . ....d o — 17.7 27.7 27.9 26.4 29.7 27.3 30.9 18.9 29.8 18.5 16.2 17.0 15.5 17.3
17.1
Plate beef............. __ do— 12.3 17.7 17.3 15.3 19.0 16.5 18.8
52.7
43.9
Pork chops........... ___do— 22.4 37.1 38.2 40.2 45.4 44.0 47.5 46.0 47.8 53.3 47.4 46.2 33.9 44.1
47.1 42.0 46. 5
48.9 48.6 47.7
46.4 46.1
Bacon, sliced........ __ do___ 24.4 45.8 45.4 45.4 39.6 41.1 42.5 43.7 43.4 42.4 42.4 39.7 32.2 39. 7
Ham, whole......... ....d o .... 20.4 35.0 36.5 37.3 50.0 44.7 43.7 44.6 40.5 40.5 39.3 40.2 38.4 42.1
Lamb.................... ....d o .... 20.7 38.7 43.2 41.6
.
Hens_______ ■ .-... __ do— 23.1 42‘ 5 45.3 45.7 47.2 48.3 50.7 50. 5 48.3 47.2 46.9 44.8 43.9 46.8
39.8 39.1 38.9 39.3 38.8 39.2 38.2 38.5 39.2 39.7 39.1 39.0 39.1
Salmon, canned .. ....d o ....
Milk, fresh........... Quart... ’ 9. 0 18.0 17.3 17.3 16.3 16.3 16.0 17.0 17.8 18.8 19.0 19.0 18.0 17.6
14.6 14.3 14.0 14.3
15.8 15.2 13.5 13.1 13.6 13.9 14.4 14.7 15.0 71.5 74.4 64.3 72.4
Milk, evaporated Can1---68. 6
69. 5
Butter................... Pound.. 40. 2 76.3 77.0 77.3 83.1 72.4 68.2 41.6 66.5 41.1 40.7 40.4 39. 8 41. 5
41.2
42.5 42.9 42.3 42.1 41.9 41.8
Oleomargarine— ___do—
35.8 35.2
35.0 35.6 35.5 35.7 35.9 36.1 36.1 35.7 36.1 42.5 42.0 33.5 35.5
Nut margarine— __ do__
41.5 43.0
42.5 42.4
43.7
42.9
Cheese..'............... __ do— 24.'5 44.6 44.5 43.1 30.3 43.3 29.7 43.1 27.6 27.8 29.3 29.0 25.8 29.7
29. 9
Laid .................. __ do— 16.1 33.9 32.7 30.5 35.7 34.9 33.5 29.3 32.2 31.0 29.9 29.5 27.4 32.9
33.2
36.0 36.0 35.7
Crisco.................... __ do—
Eggs,strictly fresh Dozen... 44.5 96.8 81.9 66.1 63.0 63.5 64.0 66.7 72.9 80.8 91.0 101.9 109.9 79.9
68.1 72.1 74.2
■pjggc st.nragft
do ...
65. 2 64.0
Breast.................... Pound.. 5.6 10.5 10.7 10.7 11.2 11.4 li.5 11. 5 11.4 11.5 11.4 11.4 10.6 11.2
8.3
7.4
8.2
Flour...................... __ do— 3.6 8.1 8.0 8.1 7.7 9.0 9.2 9.2 8.9 8.8 8.1 7.7 6.6 7.8
7.2
7.8 7.9 7.9 8.0 8.1
7.9 7.8
Corn meal............. __ do— 3.6 7.9 9.1 9.2 9.5 7.7 9.4 9.6 9.7 10.3 10.4 10.0 9.4 9.6
9.5
8.8
Rolled oats. . . ---- ....d o ....
12.3 12.5 12.6 12.5 12.5 12.8 13.2 13.3 13.2 13.0 13.1 12.9 12.8
Corn flakes........... 8-oz. pkg
28.3
27.3 27.9 27.7 28.6 28.5 .28.6 28.6 28.6 28. 6 28.4 25.6 28.2 28.3
Cream of Wheat.. 28-oz.pkg
22.2 23.6 23.0 23.6 24.6 25.0 25.2 25.2 25.3 25.3 14.4 25.7 24.5
Macaroni............... Pound..
18.2 18.5 18.5 18.4 18.5 18.2 17.4 15.9 10.4 12.8 17.2
17.9
Rice....................... ....d o .... "9.’6 17.6 12.1 11.6 11.6 11.7 11.7 11.8 11.8 11.7 11.0
9.6 11.4
11.9
Beans, navy......... ...d o ....
5
9.2 9.2
8.6
Potatoes................ __ do___ 2.5 5.7 6.3 6.9 10.2 12.2 8.9 7.0 4.7 3.9 3. 4 3.5 3.6 6.2
5.2 5.5 5. 4.9 5.0 7.6
7.6
9.3 9.6 9.0
Onions.................. __ do—
6.6
7.6 8.5 8.7 10.7 10.2 8.6 5.8 4.0 3.6 3. 8 3.6 3.6 14.3
Cabbage............... ....d o ....
No. 2 can
14.5 14.4 14.2 14.2 14.4 14.4 14.4 14.4 14.4 14.4 14.2 14.0 18.6
Beans, baked........
19.7 19.6 18.8 18.6 18.6 18.6 18.6 18.6 18.5 18.5 18.3 17.0
Corn, canned........ __ do__
18.7
19.0 18.9 18.5 18.4 18.6 18.8 18.8 18.7 19.1 19.2 18.7 17.7 13.5
Peas, canned........ ....d o ....
10.6
13.7 12.8
14.2 14.2 14.3 14.1 13.8 14.0 14.1 14.1 18.3 13.6 12.1 10.3 18.4
T omatoes, canned’___do....
12.2
Sugar, granulated Pound.. ' ’5.'3 16.7 17.9 17.5 18.6 22.3 24.6 25.5 22.7
Tea........................... ___d o ... 53.8 55.6 55.3 55.5 55.5 55.3 55.5 55.3 54.7 54.6 53.5 52.5 50.6 54.5
Coffee..................... ___do__ 29.3 45.5 45.6 45.8 45.7 45.7 45.7 45.7 44.4 41.0 36.3 34.8 33.8 42.5
26.5 26.8 26.6 26.9 26.3 27.4 27.4 27.3 27.6 26.6 24.5 21.8 26.3
Prunes................... ___do—
31.2
31.5 27.6
28.6
22.8 24.4 25.6 25.9 26.3 27.0 27.2 54.2 29.5 51.8 31.7 47.1 48.8
Raisins._____ ___ ....d o ....
50.0
52.9
41.8 42.9 45.4 45.3 45.7 52.7 55.8
Bananas................ Dozen.. .
....d o .... ..... 52.3 59.2 61.3 70.4 85.8 69.7 75.0 73.1 78.6 73.9 73.9 53.0 68.9
Oranges......... ..

115 to 16 ounces.




119

GENERAL TABLES,

T able B .—AVERAGE RETAIL PRICES OF SPECIFIED FOOD ARTICLES

IN 1913 AND 1920 AND FOR EACH MONTH OF 1920, FOR EACH OF 51
CITIES—Continued.
NEW HAVEN, CONN.
Article.

1920
Av­
Av­
er­
er­
age
age
Unit. for
for
year Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May June July Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec. year
1913. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. i5. 15. 15. 15. 1920.

Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts, Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts.
Sirloinsteak......... Pound.. 31.6 52.6 51.6 51.9 53.6 54.4 55.1 62.2 62.1 61.8 59.5 57.3 51.7 56.2
Round steak......... ___do.... 28.6 47.0 45.9 46.3 47.3 48.5 49.6 55.4 55.5 55.5 53.7 50.8 44.6 50.0
Rib roast............... ___do___ 23.6 37.9 38.0 37.9 39.6 39.6 40.7 45.2 44.9 44.7 43.7 42.0 36.8 40.9
Chuck roast.......... ....d o .... 19.0 31.6 31.2 30.7 31.3 31.8 33.4 37.2 35.7 35.7 33.9 32.6 28.0 32. 8
Plate beef............. ___do__
Pork chops...___ ....d o .... 22.0 35.4 36.9 40.5 43.3 43.8 41.7 48.0 49.3 55.3 54.3 46.2 32.2 43.9
Bacon, sliced........ ....d o .... 28.1 52.1 52.7 52.6 54.0 54.2 55.0 57.6 57.5 57.0 56.2 55.4 50.0 54.5
Ham, sliced.......... ....d o .... 32.0 55.3 55.2 57.1 59.2 61.0 63.6 67.5 69.7 70.0 69.1 64.0 55. 5 62.3
Lamb.................... ___do___ 19.7 39.4 43.3 42.5 47.4 43.6 43.6 45. 7 45. 1 44.7 41.3 41.9 37.5 43.0
Hens...................... ___do___ 23.4 44.6 47.4 47.3 48.1 50.1 51.1 51.6 51.8 51.5 51.3 49.6 47.5 49.3
Salmon, canned.. ___do__
38.1 38.6 40.3 40.6 39.6 39.9 ' 40. 5 41.5 41.7 41.5 40.8 41.1 40.4
Milk, fresh............ Quart... * 9. 6 16.0 16.0 16.0 16.0 16.0 16.0 16.0 17.0 17.0 17.0 17.0 17.0 16. 4
Milk, evaporated. CanU...
16.8 16.4 16.0 14.8 14.7 14.8 15.0 15.4 15.5 15.2 15.0 14.2 15.3
Butter................... Pound.. *36.6 72.3 71.6 70.7 72.7 71.4 66.4 67.5 66.8 66.8 67.1 65.3 60.3 68.2
Oleomargarine__ __ do___
44.5 44.2 44.1 44.6 44.0 43.8 43.0 42.3 42.6 42.1 41.8 40.5 43.1
35.6 35.8 35.8 36.2 36.2 36.0 35.9 35.9 35.3 36.1 35.8 34.8 35. 8
Nut margarine__ ....d o ....
Cheese.................... ....d o .... 22.4 42.9 42.3 42.9 42.0 41.7 41.1 40.4 40.3 40.2 40.0 39.5 38.2 41.0
___do__ 15.5 33.0 31.8 30.2 29.8 28.7 28.3 28.0 27.2 26.6 27.9 27.7 24.5 28.6
Lard......................
35.4 35.0 35. 4 35.7 35.1 34.7 34.7 33.3 31.4 30.5 29.8 28.0 33.3
Crisco..................... ....d o ....
Eggs, strictly fresh Dozen... *42. 3 98.7 94.4 76.9 67.9 67.5 69.8 74.1 83.7 90.3 97.8 103.1 115.2 86.6
64.9 63.8
71.5 72.1 70. 4
Eggs, storage........ ___do__
Bread.................... Pound.. 6.0 11.1 12.0 12.0 12.1 12. 2 12.0 12.0 12.0 11.8 11.8 12.0 11.3 11.9
8.4 8.3 8.2 8.2 8.9 8.1 9.1 8.9 8.5 7.9 7.3 6.5 8.2
Flour..................... ___do— 3.2
Corn meal............. ___do__ 3.2 7.7 7.8 8.0 8.0 7. 8 8.1 7.9 8.1 8.2 7.9 7.8 7.2 7.9
Rolled oats........... __ do— ....... 10.1 10.1 10.2 10.7 10.8 10.9 11.3 11.5 11.3 11.2 11.6 11.2 10.9
14.0 14.2 14.3 14.1 13.9 14.1 14.3 14.5 14.0 13.8 13.8 13.8 14.1
Corn flakes.......... 8-oz. pkg
Cream of W heat.. 28-oz.pkg ........ 28.2 28.2 29.0 29.0 29.7 28.8 29.3 29.3 29.5 29.5 29.3 29.4 29.1
22.2 23.0 21.8 22.5 22.6 22.7 22.5 23.0 23.1 22.5 22.5 22.4 22.6
Macaroni......... Pound..
Rice........................ __ do__ ’ *9.*3 17.9 18.1 18.5 18.8 19.1 18.9 18.1 18.7 17.9 16.9 15.3 14.3 17.7
Beans, navy......... ___do__
11.7 12.0 12.0 11.8 11.6 11.5 11.7 11.5 11.5 11.0 10.7 10.2 11.4
Potatoes................ ___do__ 1.8 4.6 5.7 7.2 8.1 8.8 9.6 8.6 4.1 3.5 3.2 3.3 3.1 5.8
9.7 9.7 9.9 10.4 12.3 8.1 6. 5 5.6 5.8 4.9 4.3 4.3 7.6
Onions.................. ___do__
Cabbage................ ___do___ ........ 8.2 10.2 10.1 12.3 11.5 9.2 8.0 4.0 3.5 3.8 3.7 3.6 7.3
17.8 16.8 17.3 17.4 17.0 16. 5 17.2 16.9 16.9 16.9 16.5 16.8 17.0
Beans, baked....... No. 2 can
Corn, canned........ ___do— ........ 20.8 20.8 21.4 21.8 22.0 21.9 21.7 21.7 21.7 21.3 21.1 21.7 21.5
21.9 21.8 22.4 22.8 23.2 22.6 23.1 23.3 22.8 22.4 22.9 21.9 22.6
Peas, canned........ ....d o ....
22.9 23.1 22.9 23.0 22.9 22.7 22.2 22.8 23.1 22.5 21.8 22.0 22.7
Tomatoes, canned No. 3 can
Sugar, granulated Pound.. **5.3 18.6 18.5 19.1 20.3 25.9 27.4 26.8 23.0 18.8 14.0 13.0 10.3 19.6
Tea................... ___do___ 55.0 63.1 62.5 63.4 63.2 63.8 64.0 64.3 64.1 63.7 63.0 61.5 59.5 63.0
Coffee..................... __ do___ 33.8 50.4 51.3 52.1 52.2 51.7 51.9 51.9 51.6 49.7 46.7 43.7 42.4 49.6
29.6 29.2 29.3 29.1 29.0 28.3 27.7 27.6 27.7 26.9 25.2 23.0 27.7
Prunes................... __ do....
25.4 26.7 27.5 27.1 27.1 27.2 27.1 27.0 28.9 31.1 33.6 32.4 28.4
R aisins............... ....d o ....
36.2 37.8 38.9 39.2 40.9 44.1 45.7 43.0 44.0 43.4 42.3 40.4 41: 3
Bananas................ Dozen...
53.8 54.7 59.3 69.4 91.8 63.1 68.4 63.9 70. 3 68.4 77.1 48.2 65. 7
Oranges.................
i

115 to 16 ounces.




120

RETAIL PRICES, 1913 TO DECEMBER, 1920,

T able B __ AVERAGE RETAIL PRICES OF SPECIFIED FOOD ARTICLES
IN 1913 AND 1920 AND FOR EACH MONTH OF 1920, FOR EACH OF 51
CITIES—Continued.

NEW ORLEANS, LA.

Article.

1920
Av­
Av­
er­
er­
age
age
Unit. for
for
Mar. Apr. May June July Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec. year
year Jan. Feb.
1913. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 1920.

Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts.
Sirloin steak......... Pound.. 21.4 33.6 33.8 35.0 36.0
Bound steak........ ...d o ___ 18.7 30.9 31.0 32.3 33.0
Bib r o a st......... ...d o .... 19.0 29.2 29.6 31.8 33.3
Chuck roast.......... ...d o .... 14.5 22.8 23.1 23.8 24.9
Plate beef............. ...d o ..,. 11.3 19.7 19.8 20.4 20.4
Pork chops........... ...d o ___ 22.8 42.5 42.6 43.5 46.1
Bacon, sliced........ -..d o___ 30.4 62.0 52.1 51.7 52,9
Ham, sliced.......... ...d o .... 27.3 49.5 50.6 48.4 50.6
Lamo_________ ...d o ----- 20.7 38.7 42.1 41.9 44.8
Hens...................... ...d o .... 21.4 42.8 45.6 47.8 49.2
38*. 2 38.2 37.4 37.5
Salmon, canned.. ...d o ....
Milk, fresh........... Quart... *9.8 18.5 18.5 18.5 18.5
Milk, evaporated. Cani__ .. . 16.7 15.9 15.1 14.2
Butter................... Pound.. 38.6 77.1 74.0 75.6 77.5
Oleomargarine__ ...d o ___ ....... 45.6 45.2 45.2 45.7
Nut margarine... ...d o ___
38.1 36.1 36.5 37.0
Cheese.................... ...d o .... 2L8 43.2 43.0 41.8 42.3
Lard...................... ...d o .... 14.9 35.1 31.2 28.3 27.5
39.2 38.8 37.3 38.0
Crisco.................... ...d o ....
Eggs, strictly fresh Dozen... *29.9 77.1 56.8 50.1 46.4
63.5 51.5
Eggs, storage........ ...d o ....
Bread.................... Pound.. **5.'i 10.0 10.0 10.1 io.i
Flour..................... ...d o ___ 3.8 8.1 8.4 8.3 8.4
Corn meal............. __d o ... 2.7 5.4 5.3 5.2 5.3
Boiled oats........... ...d o ___
9.6 9.9 10.0 10.1
14.1 14.0 13.8 13.9
Cornflakes........... 8-oz. pkg
Cream of Wheat.. 28-oz.pkg _„ 28.8 29.4 30.0 30.0
Macaroni............... Pound..
11.7 11.9 11.6 11.7
Bice....................... ...d o .... 7.4 16.0 16.1 16.2 16.4
11.2 11.2 10.7 10.6
Beans, navy......... ...d o ,...
Potatoes................ ...d o .... 2.1 6.6 7.0 7.6 9.9
O nions................ ...d o ....
9.1 9.4 9.2 9.4
Cabbage............ ...d o ----- ........ 6.0 5.8 5.7 4.8
17.0 16.9 16.5 16.8
Beans, baked....... No. 2 can
Corn, canned.__ ...d o .... ....... 17.1 17.0 17.0 16.5
Peas, canned........ ...d o ....
18.6 18.5 17.4 17.6
Tomatoes, canned ...d o ....
15.1 14.9 15.0 14.9
Sugar,granulated. Pound.. *5.2 19.3 17.5 17.6 19.4
Tea........................ ...d o .... 62.1 71.2 70.3 73.5 73.5
Coffee..................... ...d o .... 26.2 42.2 42.2 41.5 41.5
Prunes................ ...d o ....
29.9 29.8 28.0 27.7
Baisihs................. ...d o ----25.4 25.1 27.0 27.2
25.0 21.7 17.5 20.0
Bananas................ Dozen...
Oranges................. ...d o ----41.4 58.2 62.0 67.4

115 to 16 ounces.




Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts.

36.2
33.6
32.6
24.3
19.3
46.6
53.7
55.5
43.9
47.1
37.4
17.5
14.3
74.9
45.3
36.3
42.5
27.1
37.6
43.2

35.3
33.2
31.9
23.6
19.1
44.2
54.6
56.1
43.2
46.4
37.4
17.5
14,5
68.5
44.7
36.4
41.0
27.4
37.8
46.1

36.0
33.5
31.2
23.2
18.4
45.4
57.7
58.2
43.1
44.6
37.4
17.5
14.8
69.5
44.1
36.3
40.2
27.1
37.3
51.7

35.2
32.5
30.3
22.6
18.1
49.1
57.9
57.8
43.5
47.5
38.1
17.5
15.0
68.5
43.8
36.3
39.3
25.9
35.3
59.4

34.7
32.4
30.8
22.2
18.4
52.5
56.9
57.5
43.7
47.7
39.6
18.5
15.4
68.8
43.4
36.0
39.2
26.0
33.3
63.9

10.1
8.6
5.4
10.1
13.8
30.0
11.5
16.4
10.9
9.9
6.5
3.3
16.6
16.4
17.2
14.9
24.6
73.6
41.4
28.1
28.2
18.3
69.0

10.4
8.8
5.7
10.5
14.1
30.0
11.5
16.3
11.2
9.0
5.5
2.5
16.7
16.4
17.4
15.1
25.5
73.6
41.5
28.0
28.4
25.0
65.0

10.4
8.8
6.0
11.0
14.5
30.0
11.6
15.6
11.1
9.4
5.6
6.8
17.0
16.4
17.0
15.0
25.1
73.3
41.0
26.7
28.2
17.5
53.3

10.4
8.9
6.0
11.6
14.6
30.0
11.6
14.4
10.8
6.4
5.0
3.5
17.0
16.3
17.2
14.9
22.4
73.8
39.1
27.2
28.7
17.5
52.5

10.5
8.7
5.5
11.7
14.4
29.9
11.6
13.4
10.4
4.9
4.9
3.3
16.9
16.1
17.3
14.8
17.4
74.0
37.8
27.7
28.5
25.0
48.3

33.1
31.2
30.0
21.9
18.4
53.7
57.7
57.8
42.1
46.7
40.0
18.5
15.3
71.5
43.5
35.9
40.5
27.2
32.4
66.3
62.7
10.7
8.5
5.1
11.9
14.1
30.0
11.6
11.6
10.2
4.3
4.6
3.3
16.7
16.2
17.5
14.5
13.9
74.1
35.3
26.4
30.1
25.0
51.0

33.6
31.0
29.6
22.0
19.4
49.5
56.1
57.1
42.3
46.0
40.5
18.5
15.1
70.8
42.4
35.6
39.5
27.8
31.9
68.8
61.7
10.5
8.2
4.7
11.8
14.1
30.0
11.7
10.5
9.6
4.2
4.1
3.1
16.3
16.1
17.7
14.2
12.3
73.1
34.4
26.4
32.4
30.0
45.6

32.6
30.1
28.8
21.3
18.9
40.8
50.8
48.8
40.4
41.4
40.3
18.5
14.9
63.5
41.1
35.2
38.3
24.9
31.2
76.2
66.8
9.6
7.8
4.1
11.2
14.1
30.0
11.0
9.7
8.6
4.2
4.0
3.6
16.3
15.9
17.8
13.9.
10.0
73.3
34.1
25.0
33.6
27.5
45.1

34.6
32.1
30.8
23.0
19.2
46.4
54.5
54.0
42.5
46.1
38.5
18.2
15.1
71.7
44.2
36.3
40.9
28.0
35.8
58.8

10.2
8.5
5.3
10.8
14.1
29.8
11.6
14.4
10.5
7.0
6.4
4.3
16,7
16.5
17.6
14.8
18.8
73.1
39.3
27.6
28.6
22.5
54.9

GENERAL TABLES.

1 2 1

B .—AVERAGE RETAIL PRICES OF SPECIFIED FOOD ARTICLES
IN 1913 AND 1920 AND FOR EACH MONTH OF 1920, FOR EACH OF 51
CITIES—Continued.

T able

NEW YORK, N. Y.

Article.

1920
Av­
Av­
er­
er­
age
Unit. age
for Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May June July Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec. for
year
year
1913. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 1920.

Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts.
Sirloin steak......... Pound.. 25.9 43.3 43.4 42.4 45.8 44.3 47.6 52.9 51.4 51.0 50.1 47.9 42.9 46.9
Round steak.___ .. .d o .... 25.0 44.6 44.4 43.1 46.4 45.0 47.6 52.9 51.7 51.2 50.3 47.7 42.5 47.3
Rib roast.............. ...d o ___ 21.8 38.4 38.4 38.0 40.6 39.5 41.5 44.4 43 0 42 4 41.7 40.7 37.3 40.5
Chuck roast.......... ...d o .... 16.0 28.5 28.3 27.4 28.6 27.8 30.8 31.7 30.5 30.5 28.8 28.2 25.2 28.9
Plate beef............. .. .do___ 14.6 25.2 24.3 23.8 23.2 23.6 24.7 25.1 24.5 24.3 22.7 21.7 20.7 23.7
Pork chops........... ...d o .... 21.5 39.9 40.6 41.2 44.8 44.0 43.8 44.3 45.9 49.9 52.1 47.1 35.1 44.1
Bacon, sliced........ ...d o .... 25.1 47.8 47.3 48.0 48.9 50.6 51.8 52.4 52.1 52.5 52.0 50.9 45.0 49.9
Ham, sliced.......... .. .d o .... 29.0 56.0 56.5 57.5 58.4 61.1 62.5 63.2 62.9 64.4 63.1 60.4 53.3 59.9
Lamb.................... . . .do___ 16.5 30.8 36.7 34.0 41.3 35.8 35.9 36.4 34.7 33.0 32.3 32.0 29.7 34.4
Hens...................... ...d o ___ 21.4 40.3 43.5 43.5 45.0 46.0 46.1 47.0 46.6 46.6 46.5 44.4 42.1 44.8
Salmon, canned.. ...d o ___
41.9 41.2 42.2 42.9 43.0 42.3 42.9 42.9 44.0 43.6 42.7 42.9 42.7
Milk, fresh............ Quart... ’*9*6 18.0 16.7 16.7 15.0 15.0 15.0 16.0 17.0 18.0 18.0 18.0 17.0 16.7
Milk, evaporated. Can*___
16.0 15.2 13.7 12.9 13.6 14.Q 14.9 15.2 15.1 14.5 14.2 14.2 14.5
Butter................... Pound.. ’38.’2 75.2 75.6 75.1 80.0 70.6 65.5 66.9 64.8 67.6 69.9 71.6 63.0 70.5
Oleomargarine__ ...d o ___
43.9 44.3 44.1 43.8 43.6 43.3 43.4 42.8 42.2 41.9 41.9 40.4 43.0
Nut margarine__ ...d o ___
34.7 35.2 35.5 35.2 35.3 35.3 35.3 35.3 35.0 34.9 34.4 34.0 35.0
Cheese.................. ...d o .... 19.*7 43.3 43.4 42.9 42.7 43.0 42.4 41.7 41.3 41.8 41.6 40.9 39.6 42.1
Lard...................... ...d o .... 16.1 33.8 32.9 31.2 30.4 29.7 29.4 29.2 28.1 28.1 30.1 29.9 25.8 29.9
Crisco................ ...d o ....
36.5 36.9 36.2 36.7 34.9 34.2 34.7 32.0 31.0 30.4 30.2 28.6 33.5
Eggs, strictly fresh Dozen... ‘40*3 95.8 77.8 64.0 62.9 62.5 63.6 66.8 71.9 79.0 87.4 99.9 104.7 78.0
Eggs, storage........ . . .d o ....
65.6 62.5
66.7 68.9 71.5
Bread.................... Pound.. **6.*i 10.5 11.1 11.1 11.6 11.8 11.9 11.9 11.9 11.9 11.9 11.9 11.6 11.7
Flour..................... . . .d o .... 3.2 8.5 8.8 8.6 8.7 9.3 9.7 9.8 9.5 9.0 8.3 7.3 6.6 8.7
Corn meal............. .. .d o .... 3.4 7.6 7.9 7.6 7.9 7.8 8.0 8.1 8.1 8.2 8.1 7.9 7.4 7:9
Rolled oats........... ...d o .... ....... 8.3 8.7 8.9 9.1 9.3 9.2 9.3 9.8 9.8 10.0 9.9 9.4 9.3
12.0 12.3 12.2 12.4 12.5 12.9 13.5 12.9 12.8 12.7 12.6 12.5 12.6
Corn flakes........... 8-oz. pkg
Cream of W heat.. 28-oz.pkg ....... 27.6 28.4 28.4 28.4 28.5 28.6 28.8 28.7 28.9 28.8 28.8 28.9 28.6
Macaroni............... Pound..
21.2 22.4 22.8 22.8 23.5 23.7 24.1 24.3 24.4 24.2 24.0 24.0 23.5
Rice....................... ...d o ----- "8*6 17.6 17.7 17.8 18.1 18.2 18.2 18.4 18.3 16.8 15.6 13.6 12.6 16.9
Beans, navy......... ...d o ....
12.5 12.5 12.3 12.4 12.3 12.4 12.5 12.5 12.2 11.2 10.6 10.2 12.0
Potatoes................ ...d o ----- 2.5 5.7 7.0 7.6 9.7 10.3 10.2 8.7 4.5 3.8 3.6 3.8 3.7 6.6
Onions.................. ...d o ___
8.8 9.6 9.9 9.9 11.4 7.2 6.4 5.5 5.3 4.8 4.6 4.2 7.3
Cabbage................ ...d o .... ....... 7.5 10.1 10.1 11.9 11.3 9.3 5.2 3.0 2.7 2.9 3.3 3.2 6.7
15.0 15.5 15.2 15.3 15.5 15.1 15.2 15.2 15.1 15.2 14.9 15.1 15.2
Beans, baked....... No. 2 can
Corn, canned........ ...d o ----18.7 18.1 18.2 18.3 18.4 18.5 18.4 18.3 18.2 18.1 17.7 17.2 18.2
18.2 18.5 17.9 18.3 18.3 18.7 18.0 18.3 18.5 18.2 17.4 16.9 18.1
Peas, canned........ ...d o ___
Tomatoes, canned ...d o ....
15.9 14.9 14.5 14.6 14.6 14.9 14.9 14.7 14.3 12.9 12.1 11.2 14.1
Sugar, granulated. Pound.. ’*4.’9 17.3 17.9 17.3 19.1 23.0 25.3 25.2 21.7 17.3 13.1 11.9 9.7 18.2
Tea........................ ...d o .... 43.3 56.0 57.7 57.7 58.0 58.1 58.7 59.1 58.7 58.4 58.4 53.4 54.0 57.4
Coflee..................... ...d o .... 27.4 46.9 47.3 46.4 46.4 46.3 46.3 46.4 44.9 40.1 37.4 34.3 34.2 43.1
29.6 28.9 28.0 26,9 26.5 27.2 27.7 27.6 27.2 26.2 25.2 22.9 27.0
Prunes........:........ ...d o ___
24.4 26.2 27.1 27.6 27.5 27.9 28.6 29.2! 29.9 32.0 32.4 31.1! 28.7
Raisins.......... . ...d o ___
41.7 42.9 43.2 44.2 43.4 47.1 51.0 45.3 46.3 47.3 45.9 43.2 45.1
Bananas................ Dozen...
Oranges................. ...d o ....
57.9 66.0 63.8 70.9 84.6 70.0 76.9 72.0 77.6 75.7 82.4 52.6 70.9

i 15 to 16 ounces.




122

RETAIL PRICES, 1913 TO DECEMBER, 1920.

T able B .—AVERAGE RETAIL PRICES OF SPECIFIED FOOD ARTICLES

IN 1913 AND 1920 AND FOR EACH MONTH OF 1920, FOR EACH OF 51
CITIES—Continued.
NORFOLK. VA.
Article.

Av­
1920
Av­
er­
er­
age
age
Unit. for
for
year Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May June July Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec. year
1913. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 1920.

Cts. Cts Cts Cts Cts Cts Cts Cts Cts Cts Cts Cts Cts
Sirloin steak!..... Pound..
42. 9 45. 0 42. 9 45. 5 46. 8 46. 9 54. 6 53. 9 51. 6 49. 9 48. 8 43. 3
Round steak.. .. . ...d o ....
37. 8 39. 2 37. 9 40. 1 41. 5 41. 9 48. 1 47. 9 46. 6 44. 1 43. 1 37. 7
35. 8 35. 3 35. 2 35. 7 36. 6 37. 8 43. 1 41. 9 40. 3 38. 8 37. 8 36. 0
Rib r o a st......... ...d o ----Chuck roast. . . . . . ...d o ....
28. 2 27. 7 26. 3 28. 6 27. 8 29. 2 31. 1 30. 0 29. 7 29. 0 27. 1 24. 3
Plate beef............- ...d o ....
19. 7 20. 0 17. 8 18.‘8 17. 9 17. 9 19. 8 19. 1 19. 0 18. 0 18. 4 17. 1
Pork chops. .. . .. . ...d o ----37. 4 37. 1 37. 3 41. 1 42. 2 39. 3 40. 3 42. 3 47. 4 49. 4 45. 9 32. 4
Bacon, sliced........ .. -do----48. 6 50. 3 49. 9 50. 8 51. 6 50. 8 52. 2 52. 8 54. 1 54. 6 52. 3 46. 2
Ham, sliced. . . . . . ...d o ----45. 0 48. 0 49. 8 48. 0 48. 6 49. 4 51. 3 54. 0 53. 3 53. 3 52. 0 43. 0
Lamb................... .. .do----39. 0 40. 7 40. 6 43. 8 46. 7 46. 7 47. 8 45. 0 45. 0 43. 3 42. 9 38. 0
H e n s................. ...d o ----47. 1 49. 2 48. 2 49. 6 50. 2 48. 7 48. 2 47. 6 47. 5 50.0 48. 5 42. 0
Salmon, canned.. .. .do----35. 3 34. 5 36. 2 34. 9 36. 2 35. 1 35. 3 35. 1 34. 6 35. 5 34. 5 34. 9
Milk, fresh............ Quart...
21. 3 21. 3 21. 3 21. 3 21. 3 21. 3 21. 3 21. 3 21. 3 21. 3 21. 3 21. 3
Milk, evaporated. Can1—
16. 4 15. 5 14. 6 14. 3 14. 5 14. 7 14. 8 15. 1 15. 4 15. 3 14. 8 14. 7
78. 1 75. 6 75. 9 78. 9 79. 4 73. 6 72. 7 72. 1 72. 4 73. 4 72. 8 69. 5
B u tte r ............ Pound..
Oleomargarine— ...d o ----48. 4 48. 9 48. 4 48. 4 45. 6 45. 0 43. 7 42. 8 43. 8 45. 8 45. 8 44. 4
Nut margarine. . . ...d o ----38. 3 38. 5 37. 3 35. 5 35. 5 35. 5 35. 3 35. 3 35. 5 35. 5 35. 5 35. 0
C heese.............. ...d o ....
43. 0 41. 9 40. 9 4i; 8 42. 2 40. 5 38. 5 38. 9 39. 4 39. 1 39. 2 37. 6
Lard.. . i . . .. . .. . . ...d o ----36. 4 34. 9 32. 6 31. 9 31. 7 30. 7 29. 5 28. 1 28. 4 29. 6 29. 3 25. 8
38. 4 38. 9 37. 5 37. 4 36. 6 37. 0 35. 6 34. 1 33. 9 32.0 31 g 27. g
Grisco. . . . . . . ____
E ggs,strictly fresh Dozen...
78. 5 70. 5 52. 0 49. 6 50. 5 52. 1 53. 8 58. 2 68. 4 73. 4 8l! 5 84*5
62. 9 60. 0
Eggs, storage..... ...d o ___
62. 0 64. 0 69. 7
Bread.................... Pound..
11. 3 11. 3 11. 3 11. 4 11. 4 11. 7 11. 9 11. 8 11. 5 11. 5 11. 4 10. 5
8. 2 8. 1 8. 0 8. 1 8. 5 8. 8 8. 7 8. 5 8. 4 - 8.O 7.■ 7 7. 0
Flbur.— ............. ...d o ..
6. 0 5. 9 5. 9 6. 0 6. 1 6. 5 6. 8 6. 2 5. 9 5. 5 5. 1 4. 7
Com meal . .. . .. . . .. .do----11. 0 10. 9 11. 0 10. 9 10. 9 10. 8 11. 0 11. 6 11. 6 11. 5 11. 6 10. 6
Rolled oats........... ...d o ___
14. 7 14. 7 14. 4 14. 5 14. 4 14. 8 14. 5 14.4 14. 6 14. 2 13. 9 13. 8
Corn flakes. . . ---- 8-oz.pkg.
Cream of Wheat.. 28-oz.pkg.
27. 1 27. 5 28. 2 28. 1 28. 7 28. 6 29. 1 29. 1 29. 1 28.
27. 8
20. 6 21. 2 21. 1 21. 0 21. 2 21. 4 21. 7 22. 2 21. 8 22. 9 28. 3 21. 7
Macaroni............... Pound..
4 21. 1
19. 6 19. 9 20. 0 19. 9 19. 9 20. 1 19. 7 19. 9 19. 6 18.9 18. 0 15. 4
Rice...................... ...d o ....
12. 8 12. 8 13. 0 12, 2 12. 3 12. 3 12, 0 11. 7 12. 0 11. 9 10. 7 9. 5
Beans, navy---- ...d o ----5. 3 6. 1 6. 2 9. 6 10. 3 9. 0 8. 2 5. 1 -4. 3 3. 3. 6 3. 6
Potatoes............... .. .do----9. 0 9. 6 9. 3 10. 9 13. 5 9. 5 7. 1 0 5. 7 5. 7 9 4. 8
Onions.........
...d o ....
7. 5 9. 9 9. 2 9. 6 10. 0 8. 1 6. 1 6. 6 4. 6 4. 4 4. 6 4. 2
Cabbage.............. ...d o ....
4.
7 4.
14. 1 14. 2 14. 3 14. 2 14. 2 14. 3 14. 0 13. 9 14. 0 13. 9 13. 13. 5
Beans, baked..... No.2can
20. 8 20. 8 20. 6 21. 1 21. 1 21. 5 21. 1 21. 1 21. 4 20. 9 20. 6 19. 6
Corn, canned..... ...d o ..
4
Peas, canned........ ...d o ----22. 2 22. 0 21. 4 22. 2 22. 2 22. 7 21. 7 22. 1 22. 5 22. 1 21. 9 21. 3
Tomatoes, canned ...d o ....
15. 3 14. 9 15. 2 15. 4 15. 3 15. 3 14. 7 14. 4 14. 4 14. 1 12. 6 12. 8
Sugar, granulated. Pound..
17. 6 19. 0 19. 3 19. 5 23. 8 27. 0 26. 9 24. 0 18. 8 13. 5 13. 10. 4
Tea......................... ...d o ....
85. 9 86. 0 89. 6 89. 9 90. 4 90. 4 89. 3 89. 1 90. 4 90. 4 88. 0 88. 7
Coffee................ ...d o ....
53. 4 53. 0 53. 3 53. 1 52. 2 52. 6 52. 8 52. 1 51. 8 -48. 7 47. 2 44. 3
0
Prunes.................. ...d o ....
30. 6 29. 6 29. 8 29. 0 28. 8 28. 2 27. 5 27. 5 -28. 2 27. 6 25. 9 24. 9
Raisins...........
...d o ----- ........ 23; 1 23. 2 25. 1 25. 3 26. 0 26. 1 25. 5 26. 1 27. 0 29. 1 30. 2 32. 2
41. 0 40. 5 41. 2 40. 0 40. 4 44. 6 48. 2 43. 5 46. 0 44. 5 45. 6 42. 5
Bananas. — ..... Dozen...
Oranges......-.... __d o.. ..
48. 6 49. 8 60. 9 66. 8 71. 7 74. 5 71. 0 73. 9 79. 6 75. 5 56. 8 49. o

115 to 16 ounces.




Cts.

47.7
42.2
37.9
28.3
18.6
41.0
51.2
49.6
43; 3
48.1
35.2
21.3
15.0
74.5
45.9
36.1
40.3
30.7
35.1
64*4

11.4
8.2
5.9
11.1
14.4
28.4
21.5
19.2
11.9
6.3
8.0
6.9
14.0
20.9
22.0
14.5
19.4
89.0
51.2
28.1
26.6
43.2
64. 8

123

GENERAL TABLES.
T

B —
AVERAGE RETAIL PRICES OF SPECIFIED FOOD ARTICLES
IN 1913 AND 1920 AND FOR EACH MONTH OF 1920, FOR EACH OF 51
CITIES—Continued.

a b l e

OMAHA, NEBR.

Article.

1920
Av­
Av­
erer­
age
age
L nit. for
for
year Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May June July Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec. year
15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 1920.
1913.

Cts.
Sirloin steak------- Pound.. 25.0
Round steak........ ...d o ----- 21.7
Rib roast............... .. .do----- 18.4
Chuck roast.......... ...d o .... 16.7
Plate beef............ .. .do----- 10.7
Pork chops........... ...d o .... 19.5
Bacon, sliced....... .. .do----- 27.7
Ham, sliced.......... .. .do----- 29.1
Lamb................... .. .do----- 17.2
Hens...................... ...d o .... 17.3
Salmon, canned.. ...d o ----Milk, fresh............ Quart... "*8.2
Milk, evaporated. Can1—
Butter................... Pound.. 36.7
Oleomargarine— . . .d o....
Nut margarine... . . .do----Cheese.................... .. .do----- 22.9
Lard...................... .. .do----- 17.4
Crisco.................... .. .do----Eggs,strictly fresh Dozen... ”27."i
Eggs, storage........ . . .do----Bread.................... Pound.. 5.2
Flour..................... . . -do----- 2.8
Corn meal............. . . .d o.... 2.4
Rolled oats........... . . .do----Corn flakes........... 8-oz.pkg.
Cream of Wheat.. 28-oz.pkg. ........
Macaroni............... Pound..
Rice....................... . . . do. . . . 8.5
Beans, navy......... ...d o ....
Potatoes................ .. .do----- 1.6
Onions.................. ...d o .... ........
Cabbage................ . . .do----Beans, baked....... No. 2 can
Corn, canned....... . . .do----Peas, canned........ . . .d o....
Tomatoes, canned . . .d o....
Sugar, granulated . Pound.. "b'.s
Tea......................... ...d o .... 56.0
Coffee.................... . . .do----- 30.0
Prunes.................. .. .do----Raisins.................. . . .d o....
Bananas................ ...do .... ........
Oranges................. .. .d o....

115 to 16 ounces.

72448°—22----- 9




Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts.

36.1
32.8
26.1
21.6
15.7
32.6
53.3
54.1
32.9
37.2
38.8
15.9
17.8
72.8
44.7
35.5
43.4
35.7
38.6
72.3
59.3
11.6
7.8
6.4
11.2
15.0
29.4
20.6
18.4
12.6
5.7
9.9
8.2
20.1
18.2
18.9
17.0
19.0
77.5
53.1
29.0
26.3
12.8
55.3

36.4
32.5
26.6
21.4
15.2
33.2
54.0
54.7
34.9
42.8
38.9
15.9
16.6
69.3
44. 4
36.1
43.2
33.0
38.0
58.1
44.5
12.0
7.6
6.3
11.3
15.0
30.3
20.0
18.7
12.3
6.3
10.2
9.9
20.4
17.7
18.7
16.4
18.9
77.2
52.9
29.1
25.7
12.4
55.6

38.5
35.0
28.2
22.3
15.6
35.7
53.9
55.3
38.6
43.1
39.4
15.9
1^.1
75.0
44.2
35.8
42.4
32.0
37.4
48.5

40.7
37.5
29.7
22.9
15.7
39.5
55.0
57.0
39.7
46.5
39.5
15.9
14.7
75.1
44.7
36.3
42.8
31.9
38.7
47.4

41.1
38.8
30.2
24.7
16.3
39.1
57.1
61.6
41.5
43.8
39.8
15.9
14.9
67.6
44.7
36.4
43.1
31.4
38.7
47.4

47.0
43.8
32.4
26.4
16.5
36.7
58.3
63.6
41.9
40.5
39.8
15.5
15.4
64.4
44.7
36.3
41.6
32.3
39.3
46.9

50.9
48.8
33.1
27.3
16.7
40.9
59.1
65.6
41.9
39.4
39.8
15.5
15.9
64.7
44.5
36.1
41.3
31.9
39.3
49.4

47.8
45.8
32.3
26.7
16.1
42.8
59.4
65.3
39.6
40.3
40.4
15.5
17.1
62.8
44.1
36.4
40.6
31.2
37.7
54.8

45.6
43.1
30.9
25.7
16.4
50.8
59.7
65.0
39.5
41.0
40.4
15.5
17.1
64.4
44.1
36.2
40.7
31.1
36.5
60.5

12.1
7.4
6.1
11.1
15.0
30.6
20.7
18,8
12.3
6.7
10.1
8.3
20.1
17.9
18.5
15.7
19.0
78.0
52.7
29.7
26.8
12.3
65.9

12.1
7.6
6.2
11.2
15.0
30.9
20.6
19.0
12.5
9.4
10.7
8.2
20.1
17.9
18.4
15.7
20.5
78.8
52.5
27.7
28.2
12.3
67.3

12.2
8.2
6.3
11.4
15.0
31.2
22.0
19.3
12.5
9.9
11.1
7.0
20.2
18.3
18.6
16.4
26.2
81.5
52.3
30.0
29.0
12.4
67.1

12.4
8.3
6.7
11.6
15.0
31.0
21.7
19.3
12.4
12.5
10.1
6.2
20.2
18. 7
19.4
16.5
28.5
81.9
52.7
30.0
29.3
13.6
66.9

12.2
8.4
6.6
11.8
15.4
31.2
22.7
19.6
12.6
8.9
7.5
4.1
21.1
18.3
19.1
16.3
25.8
82.9
52.5
30.0
30.4
14.2
67.9

12.2
7.8
6.4
12.2
15.4
31. 8
23.4
19.2
12.4
4.3
6.2
2.8
20.2
18.5
19.2
16.7
22.1
81.8
52.5
30.6
31.5
14.1
66.2

12.1
7.8
6.5
13.4
15.2
31.7
23.0
19.2
12.2
3.9
5.4
2.5
19.6
18.0
18.6
16.4
17.5
81.5
49.2
31.8
31.7
14.9
73.8

43.0
39.3
30.0
23.5
14.5
47.8
59.2
64.2
38.5
34.3
40.4
15.5
15.9
64.6
43.9
36.1
39.1
31.7
35.3
65.6
65.5
11.6
7.3
5.8
13.9
15.4
31.7
23.2
16.4
11.5
2.9
4.4
2.9
19.6
17.9
18.4
16.1
14.2
80.2
43.7
30.5
32.2
15.2
75.8

41.6
38.1
29.3
22.5
15.2
41.9
58.2
61.6
37.4
35.1
39.8
15.5
15.7
66.7
42.9
35.7
38.7
31.0
33.3
72.4
62.3
11.5
6.6
5.6
13.5
15.0
31.5
23.1
14.8
10.0
3.0
3.9
3.2
18.9
17.2
17.7
15.6
12.6
80.2
41.6
29.4
32.5
15.4
78.5

35.9 42.1
31.7 38.9
26.1 29.6
20.6 23.8
13.4 15.6
27.6 39.1
51.2 56.5
53.2 60.1
32.0 38.2
32.0 39.7
39.0 39.7
15.1 15.6
15.4 16.0
57.3 67.1
41.1 44.0
35.2 36.0
38.0 41.2
27.7 31.7
32.5 37.1
78.3 58.5
65.6
11.5 'ii'o
5.8 7.6
5.2 6.2
11.4 12.0
14.7 15.1
31.6 31.1
23.3 22.0
13.8 18.0
9.2 11.9
3.0 6.4
3.6 7.8
3.2 5.5
19.0 19.9
16.3 17.9
17.3 18.6
14.5 16.1
10.4 19.6
81.1 80.2
40.3 49.7
26.1 29.5
33.4 29.8
14.5 13.7
56.6 66.4

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RETAIL PRICES, 1913 TO DECEMBER, 1929.

T able B __AVERAGE RETAIL PRICES OF SPECIFIED FOOD ARTICLES

IN 1913 AND 1920 AND FOR EACH MONTH OF 1920, FOR EACH OF 51
CITIES—Continued.
PEORIA, ILL.
Article.

1920
Av­
Av­
er­
er­
age
age
Unit. for
for
year Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May June July Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec.' year
1913. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 1920.

Cts.
Sirloin steak......... Pound.. ........
Round steak........ ...d o .... ____
Rib roast............... ...d o ___ ........
Chuck roast.......... ...d o ___ ........
Plate beef............. ...d o .... ........
Pork chops........... ...d o ....
Bacon, sliced.— ...d o ....
Ham, sliced.......... ...d o ....
Lamb.................... ...d o ___
Hens..................... ...d o ___ .....
Salmon, canned.. ...d o ....
Milk, fresh............ Quart... .....
Milk, evaporated . Can1___
Butter...,............. Pound..
Oleomargarine— ...d o ___ ........
Nut margarine.. -. ...d o ___
Cheese.................... ...d o ___
Lard............... ....... ...d o ___
Crisco..................... ...d o .... ........
Eggs, strictly fresh Dozen...
Eggs, storage........ ...d o ___
Bread................... Pound..
Flour..................... ...d o ___
Corn meal___.*... ...d o ___
Rolled oats........... ...d o .... ........
Corn flakes........... 8-oz.pkg.
Cream of Wheat.. 28-oz.pkg ........
Macaroni............... Pound..
Rice........................ ...d o ....
Beans, navy......... ...d o ___ ........
Potatoes.........
...d o ___
Onions............. . ...d o ___ ___
Cabbage................ ...d o ___ ........
Beans, baked....... No. 2 can
Corn, canned........ ...d o ___
Peas, canned........ ...d o .,..
Tomatoes, canned ...d o ___
Sugar, granulated. Pound.. ........
Tea......................... ...d o ___
Coflee.. „............... ...d o ___ ........
Prunes................... ...d o ___
Raisins.................. ...d o .... ____
Bananas............... ...d o....... ........
Oranges................. . ..d o___ ........
115 to 16 ounces.




cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. 'Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts.
33.1 33.8 33.9 36.3 37.7 40.2 40.1 38.8 38.6

32.1
25.3
21.8
16.2
32.6
50.9
52.2
30.9
36.3
35.1
14.3
17.3
70.7
44.0
35.8
44.1
32.8
39.1
76.8
62.0
10.7
8.8
6.4
11.4
14.9
30.0
18.8
18.2
12.1
5.2
9.9
9.1
18.5
17.3
18.5
15.2
18.7
73.7
48.3
32.2
24.4
10.6
54.3

32.4
25.4
22.6
16.5
33.0
49.6
52.4
33.4
40.5
35.4
14.3
16.9
67.8
43.4
35.5
44.2
32.6
39.1
60.9
53.5
11.9
8.7
6.4
11.3
14.9
30.6
18.9
18.9
12.1
6.0
9.9
10.3
18.0
16.7
18.5
15.3
18.4
73.4
48.3
32.1
25.5
10.7
52.5

32.8
25.3
22.4
16.6
35.5
49.6
52.7
36.2
42.0
34.9
14.3
15.4
73.8
43.2
35.7
43.8
30.3
39.3
49.3

35.4
27.6
24.1
18.0
38.2
51.9
54.3
39.0
44.8
35.6
14.3
15.0
71.8
42.6
36.0
43.6
29.7
39.1
45.7

35.9
27.9
24.2
18.1
38.6
53.4
56.0
41.7
44.7
35.6
14.3
15.1
68.5
43.1
35.8
43.7
29.5
38.6
44.4

39.2
28.3
25.9
17.7
36.6
55.3
59.3
38.3
39.7
36.6
14.3
15.4
59.3
42.9
35*7
41.4
28.8
38.8
44,4

39.5
28.8
25.9
18.1
41.3
55.6
60.9
37.6
40.0
37.1
14.3
15.6
61.2
41.8
35.3
41.2
28.7
37.9
47.9

37.7
28.1
24.9
17.0
41.3
56.6
59.9
37.6
37.9
37.7
15.1
15.7
61.1
40.7
35.3
39.6
28.3
36.5
53.9

11.9
8.4
6.4
11.9
14.9
31.4
19.0
19.1
11.8
6.4
10.1
8.8
17-.8
16.9
18.2
15.0
18.9
73.1
48.1
32.1
27.5
11.1
57.8

10.7
8.5
6.4
11.6
14.9
31.3
19.2
19.6
11.4
9.2
10.3
9.2
17.5
17.0
18.1
15.0
21.8
72.8
47.9
32.1
27.0
11.5
64.0

12.4
9.0
6.6
11.8
14.9
31.5
19.5
19.6
11.8
9.4
11.8
9.0
17.5
17.0
18.3
15.1
29.1
73.4
47.8
31.7
28.1
11.4
67.7

12.4
9.2
6.9
11.7
15.5
31.9
19.8
19.5
12.2
12.4
10.2
8.3
17.6
17.6
18.6
15.5
28.1
73.4
47.8
32.5
28.7
12.5
61.1

12.6
9.1
6.7
12.0
15.8
31.5
20.2
19.5
12.1
9.5
8.4
7.1
17.6
17.6
18.8
15.5
28.2
72.9
47.7
32.0
30.4
13.5
65.9

12.6
9.0
6.6
11.9
15.4
32.1
19.8
19.3
11.7
5.0
6.7
4.8
17.4
16.9
18.2
15.5
23.1
72.6
47.3
31.9
28.4
13.5
64.6

‘36.4 35.2
35.1 34.6
26.8 26.4
23.9 23.5
15.8 15.8
44.9 40.4
55.6 54.1
60.6 57.5
35.3 35.1
37.6 36.3
37.5 37.9
15.1 15.1
15.7 15.3
63.5 65! 3
40.2 39.9
35.4: 35.3
39.3! 38.5
29.1| 28.9
32.2 32.6
68.1 80.2
63.3 64.9
12.6 12.6 12.6
8.6 8.1 7.7
6.5 6.0 5.4
12.7 13.0 12.6
15.3 15.3 15.1
31.8 31.9 32.0
20.9 22.1 21.8
19.1 16.8 14.7
11.1 10.9 9.4
3.7 3.0 2.9
6.8 5.1 4.5
4.6 3.8 3.6
17.2 17.5 17.2
17.2 17.3 17.3
18.4 18.4 17.9
15.4 15.3 15.1
18.0 13.7 13.1
72.1 72.7 72.7
45.7 43.7 42.3
32.4 32.1 30.7
29.4 31.1 33.4
13.8 14.3 13.9
64.6 66.0 71.5

38.3
27.9
25.0
17.8
45.8
55.9
60.3
36.0
38.5
37.7
15.1
16.3
62.7
40.2
35.5
39.1
28.6
33.6
59.0

31.6
30.6
24.6
20.4
14.3
28.8
48.3
48.6
33.3
33.7
37.5
15.1
14.8
55.7
37.6
34.7
37.3
25.5
31.1
87.2
68.0
11.3
6.5
5.0
12.1
14*8
31.3
20.1
13.9
8.5
2.8
4.7
3.7
17.1
16.9
18.1
14.5
10.2
72.1
39.1
30.3
32.9
12.6
55.4

36.3
35.3
26.9
23.7
16.8
38.1
53.1
56.2
36.2
39.3
36.6
14.6
15.7
65! 1
41.6
35.5
41.3
29.4
36.5
59.8

12.0
8.5
6.3
12.0
15.1
31.4
20.0
18.2
11.3
6.3
8.2
6.9
17.6
17.1
18.3
15.2
20.1
72.9
46.2
31.8
28.9
12.5
62.1

125

GENERAL TABLES,

B .—AVERAGE RETAIL PRICES OF SPECIFIED FOOD ARTICLES
IN 1913 AND 1920 AND FOR EACH MONTH OF 1920, FOR EACH OF 51
CITIES—Continued.
PHILADELPHIA, PA.

Table

Article.

1920
Av­
Av­
er­
er­
age
age
Unit. for
for
year Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May June July Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec. year
1913. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 1920.

Cts. Cts.
Sirloin steak 2___ Pound.. 30.2 49.8
Round steak......... ...d o .... 25.5 45.2
Rib roast. .*........... ...d o ___ 22.0 37.9
Chuck roast.......... ...d o ___ 17.6 28.8
Plate beef............. ...d o ___ 11.9 18.3
Pork chops........... ...d o ___ 21.5 39.1
Bacon, sliced........ ... do. . . . 26.1 47.6
Ham, sliced.......... ...d o ___ 30.9 55.5
Lamb.................... ...d o ___ 19.7 40.9
Hens...................... ...d o ___ 22.6 44.3
34.4
Salmon, canned.. ...d o ....
Milk, fresh............ Quart... “ 8*6 14.0
Milk, evaporated . Can1___
16.3
Butter................... Pound.. 43.6 82.4
Oleomargarine— ...d o ....
45.9
38.9
Nut margarine— ...d o ___
Cheese.................... ...d o ___ ’25*6 46.0
Lard...................... ...d o ___ 15.2 32.4
Crisco..................... ...d o ___
34.9
Eggs, strictly fresh Dozen... ’34.’9 90.8
Eggs, storage........ ...d o ___
64.6
Bread.................... Pound.. ” 4.‘8 9.6
Flour.................... ...d o ___ 3.2 7.9
Corn meal............. ... do___ 2.8 6.2
8.5
Rolled oats........... ...d o ___
Corn flakes........... 6-oz.pkg.
12.5
27.5
Cream of Wheat.. 28-oz.pkg
Macaroni............... Pound..
20.6
Rice........................ ... do___ ” 9 .’8 18.5
12.1
Beans, navy......... ...d o ___
Potatoes................ ...d o ___ 2.2 5.5
Onions.................. ...d o ___ ........ ♦ 9.2
Cabbage................ ...d o ___ ........ 9.9
Beans, baked....... No. 2 can
14.6
Corn, canned........ ...d o ___ ....... 17.6
Peas, canned........ ...d o ___
18.1
15.5
Tomatoes, canned ...do . . .
Sugar, granulated. Pound.. 5.0 17.3
Tea......................... ...d o ___ 54.0 63.3
Coffee..................... ... do___ 24.8 44.3
Prunes................... ...d o ___
28.5
Raisins.................. ...d o ....
23.0
41.5
Bananas................ Doz^en...
47.4
Oranges................. ...d o ....

Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts.

48.9
43.8
38.3
27.3
18.0
38.5
47.4
56.2
43.9
46.0
34.9
14.0
15.8
81.2
45.8
37.9
45.8
31.6
35.4
76.2
61.9
9.8
8.0
6.2
8.8
12.5
28.4
20.9
18.9
11.6
6.3
9.4
9.8
14.9
17.5
18.5
15.2
18.2
62.6
44.4
28.1
23.9
40.8
52.7

49.4
44.4
38.1
27.4
16.3
39.9
46.0
56.0
43.9
46.7
35.3
14.0
14.7
81.7
45.7
37.5
45.6
29.4
35.1
60.6

52.7
48.2
40.1
30.7
17.5
47.0
48.8
59.4
47.4
48.6
35.9
14.0
14.3
84.5
45.7
37.3
45.3
28.9
35.2
55.3

53.0
48.1
40.0
30.1
16.4
45.9
49.1
61.3
47.3
49.1
35.9
14.0
14.3
78.7
45.3
37.0
45.7
28.8
35.1
55.9

55.5
50.2
40.7
31.0
17.2
42.1
49.8
64.0
47.9
50.6
36.0
14.0
14.8
74.3
45.7
37.2
45.8
28.2
34.4
56.9

62.6
57.1
44.7
33.6
18.4
46.9
51.4
68.0
48.3
50.3
36.1
14.0
15.2
74.2
45.4
37.2
44.3
28.0
34.4
59.5

61.0
53.7
43.3
32.7
17.0
47.5
50.5
67.8
46.0
50.0
36.1
15.0
15.5
72.6
44.5
37.0
43.7
27.1
32.1
65.0

59.7
53.2
42.2
32.0
17.6
50.0
50.3
67.6
45.1
50.6
35.7
15.0
15.8
74.6
44.4
36.8
41.9
26.9
30.8
72.2

9.8
8.0
6.1
9.0
12.4
28.5
21.1
19.1
11.6
7.0
9.2
10.0
14.9
17.6
18.3
15.2
17.5
63.8
44.7
27.5
24.9
39.3
61.5

9.8
8.1
6.1
9.2
12.3
28.7
21.1
19.3
11.5
9.1
10.5
10.2
14.8
17.8
18.6
15.2
20.2
62.7
44.3
26.2
25.8
38.2
61.5

10.6
8.9
6.2
9.2
12.3
28.5
21.5
19.2
11.0
9.4
10.9
9.4
15.0
17.7
18.6
14.7
23.7
62.9
44.0
25.9
26.0
42.2
76.8

10.6 10.6
9.1 9.1
6.2 6.1
9.3 9.8
12.5 12.6
28.9 *28.9
21.7 22.5
19.4 19.3
11.1 11.0
8.8 8.2
7.6 5.2
8.6 6.5
15.2 14.9
17.6 17.5
18.8 18.5
14.7 14.9
25.3 25.7
63.0 62.5
44.3 43.8
26.2 27.2
26.2 26.9
45.2 45.3
66.4 68.9

10.6
8.5
5.9
10.0
12.9
28.7
22.1
19.1
11.2
4.2
3.8
2.8
15.0
18.1
18.3
14.8
21.4
61.5
42.0
26.7
27.7
39.6
64.2

10.6
8.4
6.1
10.4
12.8
28.7
22.3
18.0
11.1
3.9
4.7
3.1
15.1
17.9
18.0
14.4
17.1
61.9
39.6
26.4
28.5
41.8
71.3

57.0
49.9
41.7
30.2
16.8
50.1
50.2
66.0
43.0
49.7
35.8
15.0
15.1
75.8
44.4
30.8
41.9
29.0
29.5
80.4
66.2
10.6
7.9
5.9
10.3
12.8
28.5
22.8
16.9
10.8
3.5
4.2
3.4
15.1
17.5
17.9
14.8
13.6
61.2
33.9
26.0
31.2
41.5
69.3

55.3
48.8
40.3
29.0
15.9
45.0
49.2
62.6
42.6
46.9
35.8
15.0
15.1
76.4
41.9
36.6
41.3
28.3
29.2
90.8
68.2
10.6
7.5
5.3
9.7
12.8
28.7
22.2
15.6
10.1
3.4
4.0
3.3
14.9
17.3
17.3
12.6
11.9
60.8
32.5
25.9
29.9
40.0
66.9

53.1
43.3
37.0
26.1
14.7
32.8
43.4
54.0
40.8
43.9
36.3
13.0
14.7
70.8
39.3
35.8
41.1
25.3
28.1
96.6
71.2
9.7
6.6
5.2
10.1
12.7
28.6
22.8
13.8
10.0
3.3
3.7
2.8
14.5
16.3
17.5
11.6
9.6
60.9
32.0
22.1
29.4
37.7
41.1

54.8
48.8
40.4
29.9
16.8
43.7
48.6
61.5
44.8
48.1
35.7
14.3
15.1
77.3
44.5
37.2
44.0
28.7
32.9
71.7

10.2
8.2
6.0
9.5
12.6
28.6
21.8
18.1
11.1
6.1
6.9
6.7
14.9
17.5
18.2
14.5
18.5
62.3
40.8
26.4
27.0
41.1
62.3

115 to 16 ounces.
2 The steak for which prices are here quoted is known as “porterhouse” in most of the cities included in
this report, hut in this city it is called “sirloin steak.”




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RETAIL PRICES, 1913 TO DECEMBER, 1920,

T able B .—AVERAGE RETAIL PRICES OF SPECIFIED FOOD ARTICLES

IN 1913 AND 1920 AND FOR EACH MONTH OF 1920, FOR EACH OF 51
CITIES—Continued.
PITTSBURGH, PA.
1920
Av­
Av­
er­
er­
age
age
Unit. for
for
year Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May June July Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec. year
1913. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. IS. 15. 15. 15. 15. 1920.

Article.

Cts.
Sirloin steak......... Pound.. 26.8
Round steak........ ...d o .... 23.3
Rib roast.......... ...d o ---- 21.7
Chuck roast.......... ...d o .... 16.7
Plate beef............. ...d o ....
Pork chops........... ...d o ....
Bacon, sliced..... ...d o .... 29.0
Ham, sliced.......... .. .do___ 29.9
Lamb-------------- ...d o ----Hens...................... ...d o .... 25.7
Salmon,canned.. ...d o ....
Milk, fresh............ Quart... *8.8
Milk, evaporated.. Can i__ ........
Butter................... Pound.. 39.8
Oleomargarine.... ...d o ----- .......
Nut margarine. .. ...d o ___
Cheese................... ...d o ----- *24.*5
Lard...................... ...d o ___ 15.5
Crisco................... ...d o ....
E ggs, strictly fresh Dozen... *32*5
Eggs, storage........ ...d o ___
Bread.................... Pound.. *5.4
Flour.. ................. ...d o ---- 3.2
Corn meal... *___ ...d o ....
Rolled oats........... . .do----Corn flakes........... -oz.pkg.
Cream of Wheat.. 28-oz.pkg
Macaroni............... Pound..
Rice....................... ...d o ___ **9*2
Beans, navy......... .. .do___
Potatoes................ ...d o ----- ........
Onions................... ...d o ----Cabbage................ ...d o ...
Beans, baked....... No.2can
Corn, canned....... ...d o .... ........
Peas, canned........ ...d o ___
Tomatoes, canned ...d o ....
Sugar, granulated Pound.. *5.6
Tea.................... ...d o ----- 58.0
Coffee........... ........ .. .do___ 30.0
Prunes........... . ...d o ----Raisins .............. ...d o ----- ........
Bananas............... Dozen_
Oranges................. .. .do----- ........

12.1
22.2
21.0

8

15 to 16 ounces.




as.

44.5
39.8
34.1
27.8
18.1
37.6
52.6
58.3
41.3
46.9
38.0
16.0
16.5
77.2
42.8
35.5
44.0
34.0
37.2

Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts.

44.3
39.1
33.0
26.3
17.4
36.8
53.3
57.0
42.0
49.8
39.5
16.0
16.1
73.9
41.8
35.3
44.0
ai.4
36.4
71.1
62.8 60.8

43.7
38.7
32.9
26.5
17.1
38.7
52.6
57.2
42.2
50.7
39.0
16.0
14.5
77.7
40.6
34.9
43.9
28.6
36.1
58.4

48.8
44.1
35.4
29.4
18.6
46.8
54.9
62.3
48.2
54.9
38.9
15.0
14.0
79.0
39.4
34.6
43.4
28.3
35.9
55.0

17.8
17.9
14.6
19.8
79.3
48.5
30.5
27.8
48.8
51.7

17.9
17.9
14.6
19.4
79.1
48.9
30.1
28.8
47.4

17.9 17.7
18.0 18.2
14.4 14.4
19.9 22.5
78.8 79.2
48.8 48.0
29.9 30.1
28.4 29.0
47.2 ‘ 50.0
69.4 87.0

47.1
42.7
34.9
28.5
17.4
44.2
56.2
62.3
44.2
51.5
39.7
15.0
14.4
73.7
41.3
35.9
43.7
28.4
35.7
53.8

53.0
47.5
39.0
29.6
18.1
47.9
57.5
44.2
51.0
40.4
16.0
15.0
67.2
39.1
35.3
41.9
27.0
32.9
61.0

49.5
44.5
38.0
29.1
18.0
51.0
56.4
65.0
42.6
49,1
40.1
16.0
15.1
70.8
38.8
35.3
41.1
28.6
30.4
75.9
63.6
8.9 8.7 8.3
7.8
7.9 7.5
7.9 7.9
11.4
10.4
13.9 14.3 14.3 14.0 14.0
29.6 29.6 29.4 29.6 29.8
21.3
22.7 22.5
19.0 19.2 18.9 18.8 17.8
11.4
11.7
9.5 8.4 4.3 3.6 3.3
6.9 5.9 5.8 5.6 4.9
7.5
4.6 4.3 3.9
15.9 16.2 16.6 16.7 16.5
17.7 18.0 17.6 18.2 17.8
18.4 18.4 17.9 18.5 17.8
14.8 14.7 14.8 14.4 14.1
24.9 29.0 24.3 19.9 13.7
79.0 79.0 79.1 80.0 78.7
49.1 48.4 48.7 48.0 44.6
30.2 30.1 30.6 30.2 29.3
29.7 30.5 31.1 32.2 33.9
51.8 53.1 48.5 51.6 49.7
59.5 65.8 63.2 69.0 75.3

53.7
49.1
38.4
31.2
18.5
42.3
57.9
65.2
44.7
51.5
40.3
15.0
14.9
67.7
39.8
36.4
43.8
28.2
35.0
54.1

55.7
50.0
40.6
31.8
19.4
45.4
57.6
45.4
49.6
40.3
15.0
15.1
69.0
41.1
36.0
43.0
27.8
35.4
56.0

66.0 66.0

53.5
48.2
39.4
30.3
18.0
53.2
57.4
65.8
44.2
52.4
39.9
16.0
15.5
69.3
39.4
35.5
42.0
27.3
31.7
67.6

48.3
43.5
36.6
28.4
18.2
45.0
55.3
63.6
43.0
48.8
40.2
16.0
14.8
73.9
37.7
34.1
40.4
28.4
30.1

44.4
39.0
33.9
25.4
16.6
33.2
51.4
56.9
41.1
46.4
39.8
16.0
14.7
63.9
35.8
33.6
40.0
24.7
27.4
96.7
67.1 70.5
7.3 6.5
6.9 6.5
11.3
13.9 14.1
29.9 29.8
16.1 14.2
9.3 8.5
3.3 2.9
4.6 4.2
4.1 3.6
16.4 16.5
17.2 16.8
17.9 17.5
12.9
13.2
77.9 77.4
42.9 42.1
28.2 25.8
34.3 33.8
52.6 46.2
78.2 46.5

45.2
43.9
36.4
28.7
18.0
43.5
55.3
62.1
43.6
50.2
39.7
15.7
15.1
71.9
39.8
35.2
42.6
28.6
33.7
68.-7

86.6
88.0
11.2 11.1 11.1 11.1 11.9 11.8 11.8 11.8 11.8 11.8 11.8 11.1 11.5
8.2
8.2 8.0 7.8 8.1 8.7
8.0
7.5
2.8 10.2 10.3 10.5 10.4 10.4 10.8 8.1 11.6 11.6 11.2 10.8
7.4 7.3 7.4 7.3 7.7
13.9
13.6 13.9 13.7 13.6 13.5
28.5 29.4 29.6 29.7 29.5
29.5
22.2
22.6 22.1 21.1
18.7 19.1 19.1 20.4 20.7 21.6
19.1 19.1 19.2 19.4 19.1
18.3
11.6 11.6 10.0
11.0
11.9 11.7 11.4 11.4 11.4
6.0
1.8 5.5 9.2 9.5 10.3 10.6
5.7 6.8 9.7 8.8
7.2
9.3
8.8
6.8
8.7 9.0 9.4 9.6 8.0
16.3
16.1 16.1 16.3 16.2 16.4
18.4
18.3
14.8
17.5
80.1
48.9
30.7
26.7
46.0
52.1

66.0

12.6
11.0

17.8
18.1
14.3
19.6
79.0
47.2
29.6
30.5
49.4
65.3

127

GENERAL TABLES,

B — AVERAGE RETAIL PRICES OP SPECIFIED FOOD ARTICLES
IN 1913 AND 1920 AND FOR EACH MONTH OF 1920, FOR EACH OF 51
CITIES—Continued.
PORTLAND, ME.

Table

Article.

1920
Av­
er­
age
Unit. for
year Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May June July Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec.
1913. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15.

Cts.
Sirloin steak2....... Pound..
Round stea k ..... ...d o ----Rib roast.............. ...d o ___
Chuck roast. . . . . . ...d o .... ____
Plate beef............. ...d o ___
Pork chops........... , . .do----Bacon, sliced........ ...d o ....
Ham, sliced.......... ...d o ___
Lamb.................... ...d o ----Hens................... . ...d o ....
Salmon,canned.. ...d o .... ........
Milk, fresh............ Quart...
Milk, evaporated. Can1__
Butter................... Pound..
Oleomargarine__ ...d o ___
Nut margarine. .. ...d o ----Cheese................... .. .do___
Lard...................... ...d o ....
Crisco............. . ...d o ----Eggs,strictly fresh Dozen...
Eggs, storage........ __do.. . .
Bread.................... Pound..
Flour..................... ...d o ___
Corn meal............. ...d o ----Rolled oats........... ...d o ....
Corn flakes........... 8-oz.pkg.
Cream of Wheat.. 28-oz.pkg
Macaroni............... Pound..
Rice....................... ...d o ....
Beans, navy____ ...d o ___
Potatoes................ ...d o ___ ........
Onions................... ...d o ....
Cabbage................ ...d o ___
Beans, baked....... No. 2 can
Corn, canned........ ...d o ----- .......
Peas, canned........ ...d o ----Tomatoes, canned No. 3 can
Sugar, granulated. Pound..
Tea........................ ...d o ----Coffee.................... ...d o ----Primes...............A ...d o ----Raisins.................. ...d o ___
Bananas................ ...d o ....
Oranges................. Dozen...

Av­
er­
age
for
year
1920.

Cts.
55.8
45.9
31.2
24.3

Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts.

55.1
46.7
31.2
23.9

58.8
48.8
31.9
24.5

59.3
49.7
32.4
25.2

63.2
51.3
33.7
25.5

71.0
61.4
36.8
28.8

69.5
58.0
36.7
28.4

69.3
57.6
35.4
27.9

63.3
52.5
31.8
24.6

53.1
43.9
28.5
20.3

61.3
51.1
32.7
25.1

36.8
48.6
51.5
35.9
46.1
37.1
15.0
17.6
76.3
43.8
35.3
44.8
33.2
36.6
87.2
66.6
11.0
8.3
6.7
8.3
14.2
29.2
23.1
17.5
12.0
4.7
9.6
6.6
19.0
19.5
20.3
24.4
13.0
63.2
50.0
28.1
25.4
10.8
56.6

37.3 38.4
48.9 48.4
52.3 50.8
40.8 40.5
47.6 48.0
37.4 37.8
15.0 15.0
17.5 16.5
75.3 77.3
43.6 43.8
35.5 35.6
44.6 44.3
31.7 29.2
36.5 37.0
82.6 70.8
65.9
12.0 12.0
8.3 8.3
6.9 6.8
8.4 8.3
14.3 14.3
29.6 29.2
23.3 22.9
17.6 •18.1
11.7 11.9
5.3 6.6
9.7 9.6
7.1 7.3
19.3 19.1
19.4 19.4
20.2 20.6
24.0 23.0
19.2 18.9
63.2 63.2
50.2 50.6
27.7 27.0
26.0 27.4
10.9 11.8
54.3 70.5

40.9
48.8
52.2
43.8
49.0
38.4
15.0
15.3
78.7
43.9
35.5
43.8
28.9
36.4
62.6

43.0
49.8
56.2
39.5
52.5
38.4
15.0
15.6
78.4
44.0
35.6
43.7
28.9
36.0
62.5

41.3
50.4
57.5
40.4
53.4
38.6
15.0
15.8
74.0
43.8
35.6
43.3
28.5
35.6
63.9

43.4
50.4
62.1
40.6
53.3
38.7
15.5
16.2
73.5
44.0
35.6
43.2
28.3
35.5
68.5

47.2
50.8
65.1
43.9
54.1
38.6
16.5
16.4
73.4
43.9
35.9
42.3
27.2
34.3
78.4

51.0
50.9
65.8
41.1
54.0
38.7
17.0
16.5
73.4
43.9
35.6
42.3
26.4
33.4
84.3

42.7
49.5
58.1
39.9
50.7
38.3
15.8
16.2
74.0
43.6
35.4
42.9
28.6
34.7
82.0

12.0
8.2
6.9
8.3
14.2
29.1
23.0
18.4
12.0
7.5
10.2
8.7
19.1
19.5
20.4
23.1
19.4
63.3
51.0
26.7
28.0
11.9
72.6

12.0
8.9
6.9
8.9
14.3
29.5
23.0
19.1
11.4
8.4
10.9
9.5
19.6
19.6
20.9
23.4
24. .3
63.7
51.0
26.2
28.3
11.9
82.4

12.0
9.1
7.1
8.9
14.5
29.6
23.5
19.1
11.2
9.8
8.1
8.8
18.8
19.7
20.7
23.6
27.0
64.3
50.8
26.4
27.8
13.5
75.8

12.0
8.9
7.2
9.3
15.3
29.7
23.9
19.2
11.3
9.1
6.2
11.0
18.9
19.7
20.6
24.0
26.7
63.9
50.8
26.1
29.3
13.8
78.0

12.0
8.7
7.8
10.1
15.3
29.6
24.1
19.5
11.3
3.9
5.5
3.5
19.0
19.7
20.8
23.4
25.0
63.7
51.1
25.8
28.7
13.7
74.6

12.0
8.5
7.3
9.6
15.2
29.8
24.7
18.8
11.1
3.4
5.2
2.3
19.1
19.6
21.1
23.6
19.8
63.7
50.3
26.0
29.2
14.4
86.6

54.5 47.7 31.3
51.1 50.8 44.5
66.5 63.9 53.3
39.2 38.1 34.5
52.5 49.2 48.7
38.8 38.6 38.2
17.0 17.0 16.5
16.1 15.8 15.2
73.3 70.1 63.7
43.3 43.1 42.3
35.4 34.9 34.6
41.6 41.6 39.8
28.3 28.2 24.7
32.6 31.9 30.5
95.0 110.8 117.3
69.0 70.1 72.8
12.0 12.0 11.0
7.9 7.4 6.5
7.1 5.9 5.6
10.0 9.3 8.0
15.1 14.7 14.4
29.9 29.9 29.9
24.8 24.7 24.6
18.3 16.1 14.3
10.9 10.2 9.4
2.8 3.0 2.8
4.4 3.6 3.6
2.3 2.2 2.1
18.5 18.9 18.0
19.7 19.2 18.8
20.5 20.7 20.6
22.9 21.5 21.6
14.3 13.0 10.8
63.2 61.6 61.6
47.5 44.5 43.1
25.4 25.3 24.1
30.1 31.2 31.5
14.3 12.7 14.3
84.8 81.0 43.5

56.1
46.8
31.6
24.8

61.4
50.3
30.6
23.4

11.8
8.3
6.9
9.0
14.7
29.6
23.8
18.0
11.2
5.6
7.2
6.0
18.9
19.5
20.6
23.2
19.3
63.2
49.2
26.2
28.6
12.8
71.7

115 to 16 ounces.
2 The steak for which prices are here shown is known as “porterhouse” in most of the cities included
in this report, but in this city it is called “sirloin steak.”




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RETAIL PRICES, 1913 TO DECEMBER, 1920.

Table B — AVERAGE RETAIL PRICES OF SPECIFIED FOOD ARTICLES
IN 1913 AND 1920 AND FOR EACH MONTH OF 1920, FOR EACH OF 51
CITIES—Continued.
PORTLAND, OREG.
Article.

1920
Av­
Av­
er­
er­
age
age
Unit. for
for
year Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May June July Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec. year
1913. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 1920.

Cts. Cts.
Sirloin steak......... Pound.. 22.9 32.8
Round steak......... ...do....... 20.7 31.0
Rib roast............... ...do....... 19.2 28.9
Chuck roast.......... ...do....... 16.3 23.6
Plate beef............. ...d o....... 13.4 17.6
Pork chops........... ...do....... 21.7 40.9
Bacon, sliced........ ...do....... 30.1 54.4
Ham, sliced.......... ...do....... 30.3 52.8
Lamb.................... . . .do....... 17.7 33.3
Hens......... ............ .. .do....... 21.1 43.8
41.2
Salmon, canned.. ...do.......
Milk, fresh............ Quart... ' *9.5 15.9
17.0
Milk, evaporated. Can1—
Butter........... .... Pound.. 40.5 71.0
Oleomargarine— ...d o ..... ....... 42.2
39.0
Nut margarine__ .. .do.......
Cheese.................... ...do....... 20.8 44.1
Lard...................... ...d o....... 18.1 40.0
42.7
Crisco.................... ...do.......
Eggs, strictly fresh Dozen... 36.5 72.9
65.0
Eggs, storage........ ...d o .....
Bread..................... Pound.. ’ 5. 6 10.5
Flour..................... ...d o....... 2.9 7.1
Com meal......... . ...d o....... 3.4 7.7
Rolled oats........... ...do....... ........ 10.1
Com flakes_____ 8-oz.pkg.
14.8
33.6
Cream of Wheat.. 28-oz.pkg
17.5
Macaroni........... Pound..
R ice.................... ...do....... 8.6 18.9
Beans, navy......... ...d o....... ....... 11.4
Potatoes................ ...do....... .9 5.2
Onions................... ..do....... ........ 7.8
........
Cabbage................ ...do....... ........ 6.8
22.0
Beans, baked____ No. 2 can
Com, canned........ ...do....... ....... 22.1
Peas, canned........ . . . do.......
22.1
17.3
Tomatoes,canned. No.2Jcan
Sugar, granulated. Pound.. 6.2 12.9
Tea......................... ...do__ _ 55.0 63.2
Coffee.................... ...d o....... 35.0 50.7
Prunes.................. ...d o ..... ........ 25.5
24.5
Raisins.................. ...do.......
Bananas............. ...d o .....
14.3
Oranges................. Dozen... ....... 55.8

115 to 16 ounces.




Cts.
33.0
31.6
29.4
23.2
18.2
40.9
53.4
52.9
38.2
43.7
41.6
15.9
15.3
70.3
41.6
38.8
43.3
39.6
42.9
52.9

Cts.
32.4
30.8
29.9
22.4
17.2
40.3
53.4
52.9
40.2
45.0
42.5
15.9
14.6
74.6
41.3
38.7
44.2
36.9
42.0
43.5

Cts.
32.9
31.6
30.4
23.2
18.1
41.8
53.3
55.6
43.2
46.5
42.5
14.8
13.9
70.9
42.2
38.8
44.1
35.5
41.8
44.7

Cts.
34.9
32.9
31.4
24.2
18.6
42.9
56.6
57.3
41.8
44.6
42.8
14.8
13.7
62.6
42.1
38.6
43.8
34.5
40.7
47.7

Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts.
33.9 33.6 33.2 32.9 32.3 31.6 31.3 32.9

32.4
31.1
23.1
17.9
41.3
58.5
59.3
37.6
41.2
43.5
14.8
13.7
61.9
42.1
38.3
41.3
34.7
40.1
47.0

31.6
30.2
21.8
16.8
42.5
58.2
59.3
34.7
38.2
44.2
15.2
14.6
64.8
41.7
38.5
41.3
34.4
39.6
50.9

31.3
30.0
21.6
16.8
44.8
59.8
60.7
34.4
39.1
45.9
15.2
14.9
67.0
41.7
38.9
42.1
33.6
38.6
60.4

31.2
29.9
22.0
16.7
49.3
60:8
61.3
34.6
39.4
47.6
15.4
15.0
73.8
42.0
38.2
42.9
32.3
37.1
68.2

10.5
7.0
7.4
10.2
15.0
33.2
17.8
19.7
11.0
5.2
7.4
7.5
21.4
22.1
22.3
17.3
15.4
63.1
52.3
25.2
26.9
14.8
60.0

10.5
7.2
7.4
11.2
15.0
34.2
18.2
19.6
10.8
5.9
7.6
7.6
21.4
21.8
22.3
17.3
17.1
63.1
51.9
26.1
27.5
15.0
65.4

10.5
7.2
7.3
11.7
15.0
34.1
17.8
19.7
11.0
8.7
8.8
8.7
20.8
22.2
21.4
17.3
18.5
63.2
51.7
25.0
27.3
14.3
63.3

10.5
7.6
7.3
11.8
14.7
34.4
17.0
20.0
10.5
8.7
9.6
8.1
20.8
20.7
20.3
17.3
24.9
64.4
50.0
25.1
27.4
14.4
69.4

ii.4
7.7
7.5
12.4
15.1
34.3
17.0
20.-1
10.0
12.9
6.5
6.3
21.0
21.3
20.7
17.3
26.1
65.9
50.0
25.6
26.8
15.0
68.0

ii.3
7.7
7.5
12.6
15.3
34.3
16.8
19.8
10.2
8.0
4.6
4.9
20.9
21.7
20.7
17.5
25.1
68.3
50.3
26.1
27.5
15.1
71.4

11.3
7.5
7.5
12.7
15.6
34.3
18.5
19.5
9.8
4.2
4.6
3.9
20.9
21.9
20.9
17.5
23.4
68.3
50.0
26.1
28.6
15.1
71.9

11.3
7.5

7.4
12.7
14.6
34.1
18.5
18.5
9.7
3.1
4.4
3.6
21.0
22.2
21.0
17.5
19.1
68.9
47.6
24.8
29.2
16.4
79.7

30.4
29.3
21.4
16.4
47.5
60.2
60.6
32.9
38.9
48.2
15.6
14.5
66.2
42.0
38.0
42.1
33.8
35.7
77.8
63.6
11.3
7.1
7.3
12.2
14.5
33.8
18.7
17.1
9.4
2.8
4.2
3.0
21.0
22.4
21.2
17.3
13.8
68.3
44.7
21.7
30.0
17.1
82.5

30.0
29.0
21.0
16.2
44.6
57.7
57.2
32.9
40.1
47.2
15.6
14.0
66.1
41.0
37.1
40.6
34.1
34.7
85.2
67.9
10.4
6.4
6.7
12.0
14.4
33.4
18.5
15.6
8.6
2.4
4.0
2.8
21.2
21.9
20.7
17.3
12.8
68.2
43.4
19.1
30.9
17.5
91.7

29.9
28.1
20.4
16.0
37.4
51.4
51.1
32.1
39.2
47.2
15.6
14.0
61.7
40.0
36.5
40.9
30.8
32.1
72.3
64.3
10.3
6.1
6.3
11.7
14.4
33.1
18.2
13.8
8.6
2.3
3:4
2.7
20.8
21.8
21.0
16.5
10.9
68.2
41.6
17.5
31.5
17.7
61.9

31.2
29.8
22.3
17.2
42.9
56.5
56.8
36.4
41.6
44.5
15.4
14.6
67.6
41.7
38.3
42.6
35.0
39.0
60.3

10.8
7.2
7.3
11.8
14.9
33.9
17.9
18.5
10.1
5.8
6.1
5.5
21.1
21.8
21.2
17.3
18.3
66.1
48.7
24.0
28.2
15.6
70.1

GENERAL TABLES,

129

B ___AVERAGE RETAIL PRICES OF SPECIFIED FOOD ARTICLES
IN 1913 AND 1920 AND FOR EACH MONTH OF 1920, FOR EACH OF 51
CITIES—Continued.
PROVIDENCE, R. I.

Table

Article.

1920
Av­
Av­
er­
er­
age
age
Unit. for
for
year Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May June July Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec. year
1913. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. i5. 15. 1920,

Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts.
Sirloin steak2....... Pound.. 39.6 66.4 66.6 66.5 68.1 68.4 70.4 79.7 80.0 79.4 77.8 75,8 68.4 72.3
Round steak__ __ ...do....... 30.7 52.5 52.6 51.9 54.4 54.0 55.5 63.4 62.7 62.5 60.8 58.7 52.5 56.8
Rib roast............... ...do....... 24.1 42.1 42.1 41.0 42.5 42.9 44.8 49.2 47.7 47.1 45.9 44.1 39.5 44.1
Chuck roast.......... ...do....... 18.7 33.1 34.0 32.9 33.2 32.7 34.2 37.7 37.1 36.2 35.7 34.0 29.1 34.2
Plate beef............. .. .do.......
Pork chops........... ...d o....... 21.0 40.7 41.4 43.7 46.6 46.5 45.4 50.2 52.4 58.1 58.4 5*0.6 34.5 47.4
Bacon, sliced........ ...d o....... 22.5 49.0 50.0 49.2 49.4 49.8 49.9 50.9 50.9 50.4 50.4 48.8 44.3 49.4
Ham, sliced.......... ...d o....... 31.3 58.6 58.3 58.6 61.5 64.6 65.1. 68.2 71.4 70.9 70.5 64.5 55.2 64.0
Lamb.................... ...d o....... 19.6 42.5 46.9 44.8 49.3 46.8 47.3 49.4 47.0 45.8 45.3 45.2 40.5 45.9
Hens...................... ...d o....... 24.2 47.0 50.2 50.1 51.0 53.3 53.6 53.8 53.3 53.1 49.8 52.3 50.6 51.5
39.9 41.7 41.6 41.0 42.0 41.5 41.4 42.2 42.3 43.0 42.5 42.6 41.8
Salmon, canned.. ...do.......
Milk, fresh............ Quart... '*9*6 17.0 17.0 17.0 17.0 16.6 16.6 17.0 17.5 18.0 18.1 18.1 18.1 17.3
Milk, evaporated. Can1— .. .. 17.5 17.1 15.6 14.8 15.1 15.4 16.0 15.8 16.1 16.0 16.0 15.9 15.9
Butter.........;......... Pound.. 38.8 74.7 74.0 73.2 74.9 74.7 68.0 68.1 68.3 69.2 68.8 67.5 61.8 70.3
Oleomargarine__ ...d o....... ....... 42.5 41.1 42.0 42.0 41.4 41.1 41.1 41.3 41.1 ‘41.6 41.6 39.0 41.3
35.2 35.4 35.4 35.4 35.3 35.0 35.2 35.4 35.4 35.5 35.2 34.4 35.2
Nut margarine__ ...d o.......
Cheese.................... ...d o....... *22.*6 42.8 42.9 42.1 41.7 41.7 41.6 41.1 40.8 40.7 40.5 41.1 40.8 41.5
Lard...................... ...do....... 15.4 32.8 30.7 29.5 28.9 28.5 28.5 27.9 26.8 27.2 27.5 28.6 24.9 28.5
36.9 37.2 36.5 36.6 36.2 35.4 35.3 33.8 33.0 31.4 31.7 29.3 34.4
C risco................ ...d o.......
Eggs,strictly fresh Dozen... *4L6 100.1 94.0 73.8 68.7 68.5 69.6 73.3 80.3 87.1 100.7 111.2 121.7 87.4
64.9 64.7
67.3 68.7 73.1
Eggs, storage........ .. .do.......
Bread.................... Pound.. *6.0 11.7 11.8 11.8 11.8 11.9 11,9 11.9 12.0 12.3 12.3 12.3 11.5 11.9
Flour...................... ...d o....... 3.4 9.0 8.8 8.8 9.0 9.7 9.4 9.3 9.1 8.8 8.2 7.7 6.9 8.7
Com meal............. ...d o....... 2.9 6.3 6.3 6.3 6.3 6.3 6.7 6.8 6.9 6.8 6.6 6.2 5.7 6.4
Rolled oats........... ...d o....... ..... 9.8 10.4 10.6 10.8 10.7 10.6 10.7 11.2 12.2 12.3 11.9 11.3 11.0
Com flakes........... 8-oz.pkg. ........ 14.1 14.1 14.1 14.1 13.9 14.0 14.6 14.7 14.4 14.1 14.1 14.2 14.2
28.8 28.9 29.4 29.9 30.2 30.3 30.5 30.4 30.6 30.6 30.5 30.1 30.0
Cream of Wheat.. 28-oz.pkg
21.7 22.5 22.6 23.1 24.4 23.6 25.2 24.9 25.2 25.0 24.3 24.2 23.9
Macaroni............... Pound..
18.5
Rice........................ ...d o....... *9.3 18.4 11.5 18.4 18.6 18.8 18.6 19.0 18.6 17.8 17.4 15.1 14.2 17.8
11.6
11.4 11.3 11.3 11.4 11.3 11.3 11.1 10.1 9.8 8.9 10.9
Beans, navy......... ...d o.......
1.7
Potatoes................ ...do....... ____ 4.8 5.7 6.8 7.8 8.6 10.0 8.9 4.2 3.4 3.2 3.4 3.1 5.8
9.6 9.9 9.7 9.8 11.5 7.8 6.7 5.4 5.0 4.5 4.1 3.9 7.3
Onions................... ...d o.......
Cabbage................ ...do....... ........ 8.2 10.3 10.6 11.2 10.8 9.0 8.4 3.5 3.5 4.0 3.9 3.6 7.3
16.8 16.6 16.6 16.6 16.6 16.7 16.5 16.5 16.5 16.4 16.2 16.2 16.5
Beans, baked....... No.2can.
Com, canned........ ...d o....... ....... 19.9 19.9 19.9 20.1 20.3 20.3 20.3 20.7 20.6 20.8 20.6 20.4 20.3
20.9 20.9 21.2 20.9 20.9 21.3 21.3 21.3 21.5 21.6 21.3 20.9 21.2
Peas, canned........ ...do.......
Tomatoes,canned. ...d o....... ........ 17.2 17.0 16,2 15.9 15.9 15.9 16.2 15.8 15.5 15.1 14.8 13.7 15.8
Sugar, granulated. Pound.. 5.1 21.3 20.6 20.4 19.6 26.0 27.0 26.7 25.1 20.2 15.0 13.0 11.1 20.5
Tea......................... ...d o ..... 48.3 59.9 60.8 61.4 61.3 61.3 59.9 59.4 59.4 60.1 59.9 60.1 59.6 60.3
Coffee..................... ...d o....... 30.0 59.3 53.2 53.1 52.8 52.4 52.7 52.2 52.4 50.5 47.7 44.7 43.7 50.6
28.4 28.3 27.8 28.0 27.4 27.8 28.2 28.1 28.2 28.0 25.0 24.3 27.5
Prunes................... ...do.......
Raisins.................. ...d o....... ........ 25.3 26.7 27.1 27.8 27.3 28.2 28.0 27.9 28.4 30.0 29.8 29.9 28.0
Bananas................ Dozen... ........ 42.5 40.0 40.0 43.0 40.8 46.7 50.0 47.9 48.6 51.9 50.6 42.8 45.4
Oranges................ ...d o....... ....... 61.2 59.4 67.6 69.3 87.4 69.9 72.5 74.0 79.6 77.8 74.1 51.1 70.3
115 to 16 ounces.
2The steak for which prices are here shown is known as “porterhouse” in most of the cities included in
this report, but in this city it is called “sirloin steak.”




130

RETAIL PRICES* 1913 TO DECEMBER, 1929;

T able B .—AVERAGE RETAIL PRICES OF SPECIFIED FOOD ARTICLES
IN 1913 AND 1920 AND FOR EACH MONTH OF 1920, FOR EACH OF 51
CITIES—Continued.

RICHMOND, VA.

Article.

1920
Av­
Av­
er­
er­
age
age
Unit. for
for
year Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May June July Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec. year
1913. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 1920.

Cts,
Sirloin steak......... Pound.. 22.1
Round steak........ ...d o ___ 19C8
Rib roast.............. ...d o ___ 18.9
Chuck roast.......... ...d o .... 15.4
Plate beef............. ...d o ___ 12.4
Pork chops....... ...d o ___ 20.6
Bacon, sliced........ . ..d o___ 25.4
Ham, sliced......... ...d o .... 25.0
Lamb__________ ...d o ___ 19.3
Hens...................... ...d o ___ 20.4
Salmon, canned.. ...d o ....
Milk, fresh__ ___ Quart... io.o
Milk, evaporated. Can1—
Butter................... Pound.. "41. i
Oleomargarine__ ...ffo ....
Nut margarine... .. .do___
Cheese................ .. .do___ *22.'3
Card...................... ...d o ___ 15.2
Crisco.................. __d o.. . .
Eggs, strictly fresh Dozen... 28.8
Eggs, storage........ ...d o ___
Bread.................... Pound.. ” 5.3
Flour................... ...d o ___ 3.3
.. .do___
Corn meal............. ...d o .... 2.1
Rolled oats...........
Corn flakes........... S-oz.pkg. ____
Cream of Wheat.. 28-oz.pkg
Macaroni.............. Pound..
Rice....................... ...d o ___ 9.9
Beans, navy__ .. .do___ ........
Potatoes................ ...d o .... ........
1.9
Onions.................. ...d o ....
Cabbage............ ...d o ___ ........
Beans, baked....... No. 2 can ........
Corn, canned____ ...d o ___ .......
Peas, canned.___ ...d o ....
Tomatoes, canned ...d o ___
Sugar, granulated Pound.. *5.'3
T e a ..-.-............. ...d o ___ 56.0
Coffee.................. . ...d o .... 27.1
Prunes.................. .. .do___
Raisins.............. .. .do___
Bananas............ .. Dozen...
Oranges................ . . .do. . ..

115 to 16 ounces.




Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cls. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts.

42.9
39.1
33.6
28.6
22.9
37.4
43.2
46.2
40.7
46.4
27,2
16.5
17.5
81.1
44.6
37.4
44.1
35.4
38.7
78.3
63.5
11.6
8.5
6.1
11.2
14.7
27.7
18.9
19.3
13.5
5.4
8.8
9.1
14.5
19.9
21.6
15.7
19.9
83.8
49.8
29.6
23.9
45.0
44.3

42.9 42.7
39.4 39.4
33.4 33.2
28.6 28.1
22.1 22.5
37.4 37.8
44.0 43.6
45.5 47.0
44.5 43.0
47.1 47.5
27.8 27.5
16.5 .16.0
17.5 17.0
80.0 80.2
44.5 44.5
38.0 37.4
44.7 44.1
33.9 32.1
38.7 38.7
70.6 52.4
62.0
12.3 12.7
8.6 8.6
6.1 6.1
11.4 11.5
14.6 14.7
28.4 28.9
19.5 19.5
19.6 19.6
13.4 13.5
6.5 6.6
9.8 9.9
10.3 9.7
14.5 14.5
19.4 19.0
21.6 21.4
15.3 15.0
19.2 19.1
84.5 85.0
50.1 49.3
29.1 29.5
24.5 25.0
45.0 45.0
46.4 53.5

43.1
40.1
34.0
29.7
23.4
40.7
45.2
49.7
49.0
50.2
28.1
16.0
16.2
82.8
45.6
38.2
43.6
31.5
38.9
49.9

44.2
42.1
34.7
29.5
23.0
44.1
46.1
52.2
49.3
48.5
28.1
16.0
16.2
83.1
45.4
38.1
43.8
31.5
38.8
51.7

45.1
42.0
35.6
31.1
23.0
40.9
48.9
54.0
47.8
46.9
27.2
16.0
16.1
78.5
45.1
38.2
43.1
31.3
38.3
53.9

47.2
43.2
35.8
30.5
22.9
41.8
49.7
55.5
46.0
45.4
28.2
16.0
16.6
77.1
45.1
37.8
41.9
30.5
37.7
54.7

47.0
43.1
35.5
28.7
22.5
45.1
49.3
55.1
43.9
44.6
27.5
16.0
16.5
76.7
44.7
37.8
40.3
28.4
35.6
59.4

46,7
42.8
34.5
28.4
22.1
47.8
49.3
55.5
45.0
44.7
26.9
16.5
10.4
75.6
44.5
37.8
39.9
28.4
33.4
68.1

12.7
8.6
6.2
11.5
14.6
29.7
20.3
20.1
13.7
8.1
11.1
10.6
14.6
19.1
21.3
15.2
19.3
85.9
49.1
28.5
25.4
46.0
56.5

12.8
9.1
6.7
11.4
14.6
29.4
20.7
19.9
13.9
10.4
15.5
10.7
14.6
19.4
21.4
14.8
23.2
90.0
50.2
28.4
26.3
47.8
67.9

13.0
9.4
6.9
11.6
15.4
30.6
21.3
20.2
13.5
9.9
11.5
6.9
14.6
19.5
21.5
14.8
26.1
89.2
50.7
28.6
26.6
51.5
67.0

13.1
9.2
7.1
11.6
15.3
31.2
21.9
20.5
13.3
7.0
9.3
4.2
14.6
19.9
21.4
14.8
27.5
89.2
51.0
28.5
26.9
53.2
69.0

13.2
8.7
7.0
11.8
14.8
30.9
21.5
20.6
13.4
5.5
6.0
3.3
14.5
20.1
21.4
14.8
25.4
89.2
50.6
28.4
27.8
50.9
65.4

13.2
8.5
6.8
11.9
14.8
30.9
21.5
19.9
13.2
4.8
6.2
4.3
14.4
20.1
21.4
14.7
18.4
89.2
48.0
28.0
28.3
54.1
68.0

46.1
42.2
34.2
28.2
22.5
48.9
50.0
55.5
44.4
45.7
26.7
16.5
16.5
75.1
44.5
37:8
40.5
29.7
32.8
78.4
66.5
13.1
8.0
6.2
12.2
14.6
30.9
21.5
18.9
12.0
4.5
5.6
4.2
13.9
19.9
21.4
14.4
14.8
89.6
44.2
28.6
31.7
52.4
75.0

44.8 40.2
41.1 36.5
34.2 30.7
27.9 25.1
22.1 20.1
44.6 31.7
49.5 43.3
54.7 47.9
45.0 41..9
45.3 40.1
25.7 25.1
16.0 16.0
16.5 15.6
75.9 71.4
43.4 41.4
37.6 36.9
39.9 39.3
29.5 27.3
31.2 30.1
79.2 84.5
66.0 69.5
12.8 11.1
7.5 6.7
5.5 4.9
12.2 11.9
14.3 14.4
31.0 31.1
20.9 22.0
17.2 15.5
10.8 9.9
4.1 3.8
4.9 5.1
4.1 3.8
13.4 12.8
19.2 16.6
21.2 20.4
13.3 11.9
13.8 10.7
89.6 89.6
42.1 40.0
28.0 .26.9
32.8 33.2
51.8 47.6
59.3 41.6

44.4
40.9
34.1
28.7
22.4
41.5
46.8
51.6
45.0
46.0
27.2
16.2
16.6
78.1
44.4
37.8
42.1
30. S
36.1
65.1

12.6
8.5
6.3
11.7
14.7
30.1
20.8
19.3
12.8
6.4
8.6
6.8
14.2
19.3
21.3
14.6
19.8
87.9
47.9
28.5
27.7
49.2
59.5

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GENERAL TABLES,
T

B —
AVERAGE RETAIL PRICES OF SPECIFIED FOOD ARTICLES
IN 1913 AND 1920 AND FOR EACH MONTH OF 1920, FOR EACH OF 51
CITIES—Continued.
ROCHESTER, N. Y.

a b l e

Article.

1920
Av.
Av­
erer­
age
age
Unit. for
for
year Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May June July Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov.! Dec. year
1913. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 1920.

Cts.
Sirloin steak.. — Pound..
Round steak........ ...d o ___ ........
Rib roast............... __do.. . .
Chuck roast---- -- . . .do___
Plate beef............. ...d o ....
Pork chops........... ...d o .... ____
Bacon, sliced....... .. .do___
Ham, sliced.......... . - .do___ ........
Lamb.................... . .do___ ____
Hens...................... ...d o .... .....
Salmon, canned.. .. .do___
Milk, fresh............ Quart...
Milk, evaporated. Can1—
Butter............... Pound..
Oleomargarine— ...d o ....
Nut margarine... ...d o ....
Cheese.................... . . .do----Lard...................... .. .do___
Crisco.................... ...d o ....
Eggs, strictly fresh Dozen...
Eggs, storage....... . do___ ........
Bread.................... Pound..
Flour..................... . ..d o___
Corn meal............. ...d o ___
Rolled oats........... ...d o .... ........
Corn flakes........... 8-oz.pkg. ........
Cream of Wheat. . 28-oz. pkg
Macaroni............... Pound..
Rice....................... .. .do___
Beans, navy......... ...d o ___
Potatoes................ ...d o .... ____
Onions.............. . ..do___
Cabbage................ ...d o ___ ........
Beans, baked---- No.2 can
Corn, canned....... ...d o ___ ........
Peas, canned.__ ...d o ___
Tomatoes, canned ...d o ___ ........
Sugar, granulated Pound..
Tea......................... ...d o ___
Coffee.................... ...d o ___
Prunes.................. ...d o ___
Raisins .................. ...d o ___
Bananas— ....... Dozen... ........
Oranges................. ...d o ----- ........
115 to 16 ounces.




Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts.

38.9
35.6
31.2
27.4
19.1
38.1
41.8
48.8
36.9
42.9
37.6
15.0
17.6
74.4
44.4
34.7
41.8
34.2
36.1
91.8
62.6
10.5
8.6
7.0
7.5
13.9
28.6
20.2
18.4
12.1
4.7
9.0
6.8
14.5
19.9
19.8
15.6
18.4
63.5
47.7
29.8
25.7
42.3
54.1

39.4
35.8
31.3
27.2
19.1
38.8
42.3
49.1
39.2
45.8
38.8
15.0
16.5
72.6
44.6
35.3
41.7
32.6
36.1
79.8
61.1
11.1
8.5
7.1
7.6
14.0
29.1
20.9
18.4
12.1
5.4
9.2
8.2
14.4
19.6
19.9
15.6
19.0
65.5
47.7
29.1
26.8
43.4
58.5

38.4
35.3
30.9
26.7
18.2
38.5
42.2
50.5
39.1
47.4
39.0
15.0
15.8
72.6
44.0
35.2
41.2
29.8
35.4
65.2

40.5
37.3
32.8
29.1
19.1
43.9
42.6
52.2
42.1
49.1
38.9
13.0
15.1
75.8
45.3
35.1
41.4
29.6
35.8
55.5

41.1
37.5
32.2
28.5
18.6
44.3
43.6
55.0
43.3
51.0
38.9
13.0
15.3
73.5
41.3
35.1
40.2
29.7
35.6
54.3

41.9
38.1
32.5
29.0
18.3
42.2
44.4
57.3
41.2
48.7
39.3
13.5
15.9
66.9
44.1
35.4
40.6
28.9
35.8
56.1

44.5
40.6
34.2
29.8
19.4
44.0
46.5
59.8
39.0
48.0
39.2
13.5
16.3
67.1
43.5
35.4
40.5
28.5
35.4
58.5

45.2
41.5
33.3
29.6
18.8
45.6
46.4
59.3
38.2
48.3
39.6
14.5
16.4
66.5
43.3
35.3
40.3
27.1
33.0
64.6

ii.2
8.4
7.0
7.7
13.8
29.3
21.0
18.6
12.0
5.9
9.4
8.4
14.5
19.6
18.8
15.6
19.5
64.4
47.5
29.3
28.3
43.1
63.0

11.2
8.4
7.2
7.8
13.9
30.0
20.7
18.7
11.8
7.7
9.5
10.4
14.4
19.7
19.4
15.8
19.6
66.1
48.0
2a 9
28.4
43.3
66.3

11.2
9.1
7.4
8.1
13.9
29.8
21.3
18.9
12.0
8.7
11.5
9.6
14.5
19.6
19.3
15.8
22.3
65.0
47.7
28.4
28.7
45.6
82.3 j

11.4 11.4
9.1 9.1
7.4 7.5
8.3 8.8
14.3 14.8
29.8 29.8
20.8 20.8
18.9 19.0
11.8 11.9
9.0 8.4
7.6 6.0
8.3 8.3
14.4 14.4
19.8 20.1
19.9 20.6
16. 2 16.3
26.4 26.6
65. S 66.6
48.5 47.6
28.6 28.9
28.8 29.4
47.1 50.0
65.0 60.9

11.6
8.8
7.3
8.3
14.6
29.6
20.1
18.7
11.8
4.1
5.4
5.1
14.3
19.7
20.5
16.5
24.4
67.1
46.8
28.8
29.4
49.4
65.0

45.2 43.6
41.5 39.9
33.8 33.0
29.8 28.8
19.5 18.9
48.5 49.4
46.9 45.4
58.9 58.2
37.1 36.8
48.2 47.5
40.1 40.2
15.5 '15.5
16.5 15.9
67.8 68.6
43.0 42.8
35.3 35.1
40.4 39.6
26.8 27.6
31.7 31.0
71,5 83.0
63.5
11.6 11.4
8.4 7.9
7.6 7.3
9.1 8.7
14.5 14.6
30.0 30.1
22.5 21.9
18.2 17.3
11.8 11.1
3.2 2.4
4.6 4.4
3.4 2.7
14.4 14.3
19.5 19.8
20.5 20.6
15.9 15.7
18.2 14.0
68.7 68.1
45.4 40.5
28.2 27.7
29.8 31.1
49.0 48.5
67.7 73.3

42.0 39.1
38.2 35.1
32.2 31.2
28.2 26.5
18.7 16.8
44.9 34.0
44.9 39.5
56.1 48.9
36.6 36.2
45.4 43.8
38.8 38.5
15. 5 14.5
15.8 15.4
68.6 .64.3
41.9 40.8
34.7 34.0
39.2 37.5
27.7 25.8
29.8 28.5
96.7 112.9
65.1i 66 5
11.'2 10.9
7.4 6.6
7.0 6.4
7.7 8.1
14.5 14.5
30.1 30.0
22.3 22.0
14.9 13. 6
10.6 9.7
2.5 2.5
3.9 3.6
1.8 1.9
14.4 14.3
19.6 18.5
20.3 20.3
15.5 15.5
12.9 10.6
67.5 66.2
38.1 37.3
25.8 25.3
31.2 31.6
49.3 46.3
81.3 62.9

41.7
38.0
32.4
28.4
18.7
42.7
43.9
54.5
38.8
47.2
39.1
14.5
16.0
69.9
43.5
35.1
40.4
29.0
33.7
74.2

11.2
8.4
7.2
8.1
14.3
29.7
21.2
17. 8
11.6
5.4
7.0
6.2
14.4
19.6
20.0
15.8
19.3
66.2
45.2
28.2
29.1
46.4
66.7

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RETAIL PRICES, 1913 TO DECEMBER, 1920.

T able B — AVERAGE RETAIL PRICES OF SPECIFIED FOOD ARTICLES

IN 1913 AND 1920 AND FOR EACH MONTH OF 1920, FOR EACH OF 51
CITIES—Continued.
ST. LOUIS, MO.
Article.

1920
Av­
Av­
er­
er­
age
age
Unit. for
for
year Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May June July A Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec. year
1913. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15.g' 15. 15. 15. 15. 1920.

Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts.
Sirloin steak.......... Pound.. 24.5 35.7 37.1 38.5 40.0 39.7 43.4 45.0 43.5 42.0 40.6 40.0 35.4 40.1
Round steak......... ...d o....... 22.3 35A 36.3 37.0 39.1 38.8 42.1 44.3 43.4 41.8 39.6 38.5 34.0 39.2
Rib roast................ ...d o....... 18.7 29.4 30.2 30.8 32.4 31.6 33.6 35.0 33.5 32.9 31.5 31.4 29.5 31.8
Chuck roast.......... ...d o....... 14.9 22. S 23.3 23.3 24.1 23.9 25.1 26.2 24.7 24.2 22.7 22.5 19.9 23.6
Plate beef.............. ...do....... 11.2 19.4 18.5 18.9 18.7 18.3 18.6 18.9 18.6 18.4 18.3 17.9 15.6 18.3
Pork chops............ ...d o....... 18.9 32.6 34.4 35.2 39.5 38.7 37.3 42.1 42.8 46.3 44.4 37.4 27.1 38.2
Bacon, sliced......... ...d o....... 25.5 46.1 46.1 46.3 47.8 48.0 51.4 53.0 52.0 51.5 50.9 48.1 40.7 48.5
Ham, sliced........... ...d o....... 26.9 50. C 51.6 51.8 54.6 57.3 60.7 63.2 61.6 60.7 59.4 55.6 47.6 56.2
Lam b................... .. .do....... 18.2 35.7 37.7 39.2 40.6 41.3 40.9 38.5 35.3 36.1 33.8 34.5 32.6 37.2
...d o....... 17.8 37.8 42.9 44.4 46.7 43.4 40.9 38.5 38.6 38.9 34.6 33.4 32.3 39.4
Hens............
Salmon, canned... ...do.......
34.4 34.6 35.2 35.4 35.7 36.5 36.1 37.1 36.9 36.4 37.1 36.8 36.0
Milk, fresh............ Quart... ” 8.’3 16.0 16.0 16.0 15.0 15.0 15.0 15.0 16.0 16.0 16.8 16.0 16.0 15.7
Milk, evaporated.. Can1__ .. 16.6 15.2 14.1 13.9 14.3 14.6 14.7 14.6 14.6 13.9 13.8 13.9 14.5
Butter.................... Pound.. 37.4 76.7 73.4 78.7 79.4 73.0 66.9 68.5 66.5 67.4 69.8 71.7 59.7 71.0
Oleomargarine___ ...d o....... ....... 41.6 40.9 41.2 40.7 40.5 40.0 39.5 39.0 39.1 38.6 37.9 36.7 39.6
Nut margarine___ ...d o.......
34.9 35.1 34.7 34.7 34.8 34.5 34.7 34.8 34.6 34.3 33.9 32.7 34.5
Cheese.................... ...d o....... *i9.*8 42.0 41.8 40.8 41.3 41.8 40.1 39.2 38.5 38.3 38.1 36.7 36.1 39.6
Lard....................... ...d o....... 13.6 28.4 25.6 24.6 24.5 24.3 23.9 23.7 22.1 23.4 24.4 23.9 17.6 23.9
Crisco..................... ...d o.......
35.5 35.9 35.9 35.6 35.0 34.9 34.7 33.1 31.2 30.7 28.7 26.6 33.2
Eggs, strictly fresh Dozen... '26*6 74.0 60.7 49.8 46.5 46.5 45.3 49.7 '56.5 63.3 69.2 77.7 84.3 60.3
Eggs, storage ___ ...do . .
58.4 50.8
59.4 61.4 64.5
Bread..................... Pound.. 5.5 11.4 11.7 11.7 ii.8 12.4 12.7 12.8 13.1 12.1 12.1 12.0 11.4 12.1
Flour..................... ...do....... 3.0 7.4 7.4 7.3 7.3 8.1 8.1 • 8.1 7.8 7.6 7.1 6.6 5.9 7.4
Com meal............. ...d o....... 2.3 5.6 5.4 5.2 5.3 5.8 6.2 6.5 6.2 6.2 5.1 4.6 4.0 5/5
Rolled oats............ ...d o ..... ..... 8.9 9.1 9.1 9.0 9.4 9.4 10.1 10.5 10.5 10.6 10.0 9.8 9.7
Com flakes............. 8-oz. pkg. ........ 13.2 13.3 13.2 13.2 13.0 13.4 13.7 13.6 13.3 12.9 12.8 12.9 13.2
Cream of Wheat... 28-oz.pkg. ........ 28.0 29.7 30.5 30.5 30.5 30.4 30.0 30.1 30.3 30.2 30.1 30.4 30.1
Macaroni................ Pound..
17.7 17.2 16.8 16.9 16.6 17.0 18.1 19.7 20.2 20.2 20.8 20.4
Rice...................... . ...do....... 8.4 17.3 17.5 17.4 17.7 17.8 17.7 17.6 16.8 16.0 14.4 12.9 11.5 18.5
16.2
Beans, navy.......... ...do....... ....... 11.6 11.3 11.1 .10.7 10.9 11.2 11.0 10.8 10.6 9.4 8.7 8.0 10.4
Potatoes................. ...d o....... 1.7 5.7 6.0 6.7 10.3 9.9 12.4 8.7 6.0 4.8 3.8 3.6 3.5 6.8
Onions.................... ...d o....... ..... 9.0 9.1 8.8 9.7 10.0 7.0 578 5.1 5.0 4.4 . 4.2 3.9 6.8
Cabbage................. . . .do....... ........ 8.6 9.0 6.9 5.9 5.2 5.4 5.2 4.5 3.7 3.7 3.3 3.1 5.4
Beans, bak ed ..... No. 2 can
14.7 16.0 15.8 15.7 15.8 15.8 15.6 15.5 15.2 15.1 15.1 14.1 15.4
Com, canned......... ...d o....... ....... 15.6 15.8 15.8 15.8 15.8 15.9 16.0 16.1 16.3 15.5 15.6 15.5 15.8
Peas, canned......... ...d o.......
16.1 16.1 15.9 16.0 15.8 16.1 15.9 16.1 16.0 15.8 15.8 15.7 15.9
Tomatoes, canned. ...do....... ..... 14.9 14.7 14.5 14.2 14.4 14.5 14.7 14.7 14.5 13.9 12.7 12.0 14.1
Sugar, granulated. Pound.. 5.2 20.3 20.5 20.7 24.6 29.9 27.8 26.3 19.4 16.6 12.5 12.0 9.9 20.0
Tea........................ ...d o ..... 55.0 73.8 74.7 73.7 73.6 75.1 74.9 74.5 74.7 74.9 74.9 74.3 74.9 74.5
Coffee...................... ...do....... 24.3 45.5 45.3 45.0 45.1 45.0 44.8 44.3 42.9 41.7 38.2 37.6 35.3 42.6
Prunes.................... ...d o.......
29.1 29.6 29.2 28.4 28.7 28.1 29.0 28.0 28.8 29.3 28.0 26.8
Raisins............ . ...d o....... ........ 24.0 26.3 26.1 26.4 26.4 26.6 26.4 27.5 29.6 31.4 31.7 31.8 28.6
27.9
Bananas................. Dozen...
36.6 36.5 36.0 36.9 37.3 40.3 39.7 36.9 39.7 38.9 39.4 37.2 ,38.0
Oranges.................. ...do....... ........ 43.4 48.9 62.1 61.8 63.2 56.6 60.7 57.6 65.2 64.1 57.9 45.6 57.3

115 to 16 ounces.




133

GENERAL TABLES.

T able B __ AVERAGE RETAIL PRICES OF SPECIFIED FOOD ARTICLES

IN 1913 AND 1920 AND FOR EACH MONTH OF 1920, FOR EACH OF 51
CITIES—Continued.

ST. PAUL, MINN.

Article.

Av­
1920
Av­
er­
er­
age
age
Unit. for
for
year Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May June July Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec. year
15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 1920.
1913.

Cts.
Sirloin steak.......... Pound..
Round steak......... ...d o.......
Rib roast............... ...do.......
Chuck roast........... ...d o.......
Plate beef............... ...do.......
Pork chops............ ...d o.......
Bacon, sliced......... ...d o.......
Ham, sliced........... ...d o.......
Lamb...................... ...d o.......
Hens....................... ...d o__ _
Salmon, canned... ...d o....... ........
Milk, fresh............. Quart...
Milk, evaporated.. Can1__
Butter................. Pound..
Oleomargarine___ ...d o.......
Nut margarine___ ...do.......
Cheese.................... ...d o.......
Lard....................... ...d o.......
Crisco...................... ...d o.......
Eggs, strictly fresh Dozen...'
... do
E hhs. storage
Bread.............. ....... Pound..
Flour...................... ...d o .....
Corn meal.............. ...do.......
Rolled oats............ ...d o.......
Corn flakes............. 8-oz. pkg.
Cream of Wheat... 28-oz.pkg.
Macaroni................ Pound..
Rice........................ ...d o.......
Beans, navy.......... ...d o.......
Potatoes................. ...do.......
Onions.................... ...d o.......
Cabbage................. ...d o.......
Beans, baked........ No. 2 can
Corn, canned......... ...d o.......
Peas, canned......... ...d o.......
Tomatoes, canned. ...d o.......
Sugar, granulated. Pound,.
Tea......................... ...d o.......
Coffee....... .............. ...do.......
Prunes.................... ...do.......
Raisins................... ...d o....... ........
Bananas................. ...do.......
Oranges.................. Dozen...

115 to 16 ounces.




as.

36.1
31.2
30.1
24.4
15.9
33.1
48.2
49.7
32.0
36.9
38.9
13.0
17.7
68.4
41.0
34.9
42.5
33.8
40.5
72.7
60.3
10.4
8.7
6.4
9.1
14.7
30.7
19.5
18.6
11.9
4.5
8.8
6.7
19.2
18.2
17.2
15.0
18.2
67.7
51.1
30.0
24.6
13.0
60.0

Os. Cts. Cts.

37.4
32.4
31.8
25.0
16.7
34.1
48.1
50.9
35.3
38.7
39.1
13.0
17.2
66.1
41.8
34.9
42.3
32.3
40.2
63.4
49.6
10.4
8.4
6.6
9.3
14.5
30.6
19.5
19.2
11.9
5.3
8.7
8.8
19.1
18.7
17.4
15.0
20.7
67.3
51.0
30.6
25.8
12.8
61.7

36.8
31.9
30.7
24.0
16.4
34.9
50.0
50.5
34.6
39.4
39.9
13.0
15.9
72.7
42.4
35.1
41.8
30.3
40.8
49.8

38.4
33.3
31.8
24.1
15.7
37.7
51.3
53.2
36.5
40.4
39.7
13.0
15.4
73.5
42.5
35.1
41.4
29.9
40.6
46.9

as.

Cts. Cts. Cts.

46.6
42.4
36.6
29.3
16.8
36.1
56.6
60.0
35.9
39.1
40.5
13.0
15.5
61.0
42.3
35.0
41.5
29.7
40.4
45.5

48.4
43.7
37.6
30.3
17.5
39.7
56.3
58.9
35.6
37.9
41.2
13.0
15.6
61.9
42.3
35.1
40.6
29.6
40.4
49.8

43.4
37.9
34.4
26.4
15.4
41.8
56.6
60.3
34.6
37.6
41.7
14.0
15.7
60.2
42.5
35.1
39.4
28.3
39.4
57.3

as.

10.4
8.2
6.9
9.5
14.7
30.9
19.6
19.2
11.8
5.7
9.2
9.2
19.1
18.9
17.9
15.4
21.3
70.6
51.5
30.8
27.1
13.0
70.9

16.6
8.5
6.8
9.6
14.7
30.9
19.6
19.2
11.7
7.7
10.1
9.4
19.7
18.9
17.9
15.2
22.2
70.6
51.2
31.5
28.4
13.2
69.4

10.6
9.1
6.9
9.6
14.7
31.4
20.4
19.5
11.7
9.0
13.8
8.5
19.4
18.6
17.2
15.0
29.7
70.9
51.2
31.2
28.7
13.0
78.7

11.4
9.2
6.9
9.7
15.4
31.5
20.6
19.6
11.9
9.2
10.4
5.8
19.7
18.4
18.1
15.0
30.6
70.7
52.1
31.3
29.1
15.0
71.1

11.4
8.7
7.2
10.3
15.8
31.4
20.8
19.9
11.9
8.6
7.2
6.3
19.7
18.4
18.2
14.8
28.4
71.3
52.1
30.8
29.3
15.4
70.3

11.4
8.2
7.3
10.5
15.9
31.4
20.8
20.0
11.8
3.7
6.4
3.7
19.7
18.4
18.1
14.8
22.8
72.2
52.1
30.8
30.1
15.0
72.5

11.4
8.1
7.5
10.6
15.6
31.5
21.1
19.2
11.8
3.2
5.2
3.4
19.7
18.4
18.1
14.8
18.9
72.8
50.0
30.5
31.3
16.2
71.8

39.5
34.9
33.0
25.6
15.3
36.4
53.2
55.2
40.4
41.5
41.2
13.0
15.3
64.8
42.4
34.7
41.9
29.4
40.4
46.4

42.1
35.4
33.6
25.7
15.0
47.4
57.1
60.8
34.7
38.4
41.7
14.0
15.8
62.2
42.6
35.1
39.2
28.5
37.9
61.7

Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts.

39.2
32.4
30.7
23.6
14.5
42.8
54.7
58.8
31.0
33.3
41.7
14.0
15.6
62.4
42.5
34.8
39.6
29.4
36.2
67.8
60.5
11.4
7.2
6.9
10.2
15.3
31.2
20.3
17.0
11.3
2.6
3.9
2.9
19.0
17.7
17.4
14.8
14.3
73.1
47.7
30.1
32.5
16.1
71.8

37.7
31.6
30.0
23.4
14.5
37.8
53.3
57.1
31.5
32.4
40.7
14.0
14.8
65.3
42.6
34.4
37.8
29.0
34.9
77.0
62.5
10.4
6.4
6.1
9.5
14.9
31.0
19.9
14.6
10.4
2.6
3.3
3.1
19.0
17.6
17.2
14.4
13.1
73.4
43.3
28.6
33.1
16.3
87.4

35.7
30.7
28.5
22.6
13.5
27.0
46.1
49.1
28.6
31.6
41.2
14.0
14.7
54.1
39.8
33.8
36.6
24.6
34. 0
84.6
66.5
10.4
5.9
5.9
8.1
15.0
30.7
19.9
13.3
10.1
2.7
3.5
3.4
18.9
17.2
17.2
14.5
10.8
73.4
43.7
25.1
32.8
15.0
64.7

40.1
34.8
32.4
25.4
15.6
37.4
52.6
55.4
34.2
37.3
40.6
13.4
15.8
64.4
42.1
34.8
40.4
29.6
38.8
60.2

10.9
8.1
6.8
9.7
15.1
31.1
20.2
18.3
11.5
5.4
7.5
5.9
19.4
18.3
17.7
14.9
20.9
71.2
49.8
30.1
29.4
14.5
70.9

134

RETAIL PRICES, 1913 TO DECEMBER, 1920.

B .—AVERAGE RETAIL PRICES OF SPECIFIED FOOD ARTICLES
IN 1913 AND 1920 AND FOR EACH MONTH OF 1920, FOR EACH OF 51
CITIES—Continued.

Table

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH.

Article.

1920
AvAv­
er
erage
age
Unit. for
for
year Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May June July Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec. year
1913. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 1.5. 15. 15. 1920.
Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts.

Sirloin steak...... Pound.. 22.6
Round steak........ ...d o ..... 19.9
Rib roast............. ...do....... 19.3
Chuck roast......... .. .do. — 15.1
Plate beef.............. ...d o....... 12.0
Pork chops........... ...do....... 22.8
Bacon, sliced........ ...do....... 31.1
Ham, sliced.. .. . . . . .do....... 29.8
Lamb................ ...d o....... 18.1
Hens...................... ...d o....... 23.8
Salmon, canned.. ...do.......
Milk, fresh............ Quart'... *8.7
Milk, evaporated. Can1___
Butter.................... Pound.. *38*5
Oleomargarine__ .. .do.......
Nut margarine.... ...d o.......
Cheese.................... .. .do....... *23*9
Lard...................... ...do....... 19.2
Crisco..................... .. -do.......
Eggs,strictly fresh Dozen... 33. 5
Eggs, storage........ ...do.......
Bread.................... Pound.. **5*9
Flour...................... . . .do....... 2.5
Corn meal............. ...d o ..... 3.4
Rolled oats....... .. .do.......
Corn flakes........... 8-oz. pkg. ........
Cream of Wheat.. 28-oz. pkg
Macaroni............... Pound..
Rice........................ . . .do....... **8*2
Beans, navy......... .. .do....... ........
1.2
Potatoes................ ...do....... ........
Onions.................. ...d o .....
Cabbage................ ...do.......
Beans, baked........ No. 2 can
Corn, canned. .. . . ...do....... ........
.. .do.......
Peas, canned.
Tomatoes, canned ...do.......
Sugar, granulated. Pound.. **6.*i
Tea....... ................. ...d o....... 65.7
Coffee.................. ...do....... 35.8
Prunes.................. ...d o .....
Raisins.................. ...do__ _ • • . . .
Bananas................ ...do.......
Oranges................. Dozen... .....

1 15 to 16 ounces.




33.4 33.9
30.1 31.0
26.5 26.9
22.0 22.4
16.1 16.1
40.0 40.4
52.9 51.8
51.9 52.3
30.4 32.1
35.1 37.1
37.1 37.5
12.5 12.5
15.8 15.1
67.6 66.0
43.1 41.9
38.2 38.5
42.6 40.7
37.5 36.8
44.3 44.5
72.7 56.8
61.7 43.0
12.1 12.1
6.9 6.9
7.4 7.5
9.9 9.9
14.6 14.6
30.6 33.8
19.9 19.9
17.7 17.7
13.2 12.9
5.2 5.1
7.8 ! 8.0
8.8 9.7
20.0 20.0
18,4 18.3
17.9 17.6
16.9 17.0
13.8 15.9
81.4 80.9
58.3 58.7
27.3 26.8
25.0 25.1
15.4 15.4
53.9 58.1

as.

33.9
31.0
26.7
22.8
16.1
38.6
50.4
5l. 5
34.1
40.1
37.9
12.5
14.2
72.6
41.9
38.2
37.9
35.0
43.2
43.4

34.1
30.5
27.0
22.1
16.0
39.1
50.7
52.7
34.8
43.7
37.9
12.5
13.9
73.9
41.3
38.8
38.6
34.3
43.7
46.3

34.8
31.6
27.4
22.3
15.8
41.4
53.6
53.5
35.5
42.5
37.9
12.5
13.7
66.5
41.0
39.0
40.7
33.5
43.7
49.3

34.8
32.9
27.6
23.5
16.1
41.4
53.9
54.6
36.1
40.8
38.9
12.5
14.3
63.9
39.6
38.5
40.7
33.1
42.8
50.7

35.4
33.0
27.7
23.1
16.1
42.1
55.7
57.3
35.1
40.0
40.0
12.5
14.6
65.0
39.6
38.5
40.4
31.6
42.2
58.6

12.2
6.6
7.3
9.9
14.6
33.4
20.2
18.3
12.5
6.1
8.0
9.3
20.0
18.1
17.5
16.8
15.9
80.6
58.7
27.5
25.5
15.2
61.1

i2.3 12.4
6.5 7.3
7.3 7.4
9.9 10.3
14.8 14.8
33.5 33.8
20.3 21.5
18.0 18.7
12.3 12.3
8.0 9.1
10.9 13.2
9.6 9.1
20.0 20.0
18.1 18.3
17.5 17.5
16.6 16.5
15.9 27.0
80.4 80.4
58.7 58.3
28.5 .28.5
26.9 27.8
15.4 15.3
62.1 65.4

12.5
7.4
7.3
10.3
14.8
34.2
22.0
18.8
12.2
10.1
9.9
7.5
20.0
18.3
17.5
16.8
26.6
80.6
58.3
28.5
28.3
16.4
65.8

12.6 12.6
7.3 6.5
7.3 7.4
10.8|[ 10.7
15.2 15.4
33.9 33.6
22.2 22.5
18.3 18.0
12.2 12.2
6.7 3.4
7.5 6.5
8.1 5.1
20.0 20.0
18.4 18.5
17.5 17.7
16.8 16.7
26.2 23.8
80.3 82.3
58.7 58.8
27.9 28.6
28.8 29.8
16.7 16.8
68.5 67.3

34.6
31.7
26.6
22.6
16,0
44.2
56.2
57.5
33.1
40.3
40.0
12.5
14.7
65.4
39.6
38.9
39.1
30.7
40,8
65.4

Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts.

34.2
31.7
27.4
23.0
15.8
46.5
56.2
57.5
32.9
39.2
40.0
12.5
14.9
70.0
41.0
37.6
38.9
29.6
38.3
69.9

12.6
6.3
7.4
10.8
15.6
33.6
22.5
17.3
11.9
2.8
4.4
3.9
20.0
18.5
17.5
16.5
19.0
82.3
57.5
28.6
30.3
16.7
72.3

33.7
31.7
27.0
23.1
15.8
50.0
56.5
58.7
31.3
41.7
40.0
12.5
14.9
69.5
40.2
37.7
38.7
31.7
36.1
77.8
67.9
12.4
5.9
7.1
10.6
15.2
34.0
22.7
15.0
10.7;
2*6
3.4
3.1
20.0
18.9
17.7
15.3
15.0
82.3
56.3
26.8
31.1
18.2
73.0

33.3 ,31.5
30.2 28.6
25.9 25.2
22.3 20.7
15.6 14.5
47.3 35.9
55.8 48.1
55.4 50.4
31.0 30.7
42.5 38.6
40.4 40.4
12.5 12.5
14.8 14.9
66.1 56.9
41.5 39.0
37.5 36.6
38.6 36.9
31.5 27.8
35.6 34.5
84.3 81.2
70.0 70.0
12.2 11.8
5.5 5.0
6.9 6.1
10.4 10.0
15.0 15.0
34.0 33.6
23.0 22.3
13.5 12.5
10.9 10.6
2.6 2.3
3.4 3.2
3.2 3.3
20.0 20. a
18.9 18.9
17.3 17.3
15.0 14.2
13.8 11.0
82.3 82.3
54.6 51.7
26.4 26.6
30.8 31.1
18.2 18.7
73.8 53.8

34.0
31.2
26.8
22.5
15.8
42.3
53.5
54.4
33.1
40.1
39.0
12.5
14.7
67.0
40.8
38.2
39.5
32.8
40.8
63.0
12,3
6.5
7.2
10.3
15.0
33.5
21.6
17.0
12.0
5.3
7.2
6.7
20.0
18.5
17.5
16.3
18.7
81.3
57.4
27.7
28.4
16.5
64.6

135

GENERAL TABLES,

B . — AVERAGE RETAIL PRICES OF SPECIFIED FOOD ARTICLES
IN 1913 AND 1920 AND FOR EACH MONTH OF 1920, FOR EACH OF 51
CITIES—Continued.

T able

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF.1

Article.

1920
AvAvage
age
Unit. for
for
year Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May June July Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec. vear
15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 1920.
1913.

Cts.
Sirloin steak......... Pound.. 20.7
Round steak...... . . .do....... 19.3
Rib roast............... ...d o....... 21.0
Chuck roast.......... ...do....... 14.9
Plate beef............. ...d o....... 13.5
Pork chops. .. . .. . ...d o....... 23.6
Bacon, sliced........ ...d o....... 33.7
Ham, sliced.......... ...d o ..... 31.0
Lamb.................... ...d o....... 16.9
Hens....... .............. ...d o....... 24.2
Salmon, canned.. ...d o.......
Milk, fresh............ Quart... io.'o
Milk, evaporated. Can i__
Butter.................... Pound.. *38*8
Oleomargarine__ ...d o.......
Nut margarine__ ...d o.......
Cheese.................... ...do....... '20.'6
Lard...................... ...d o.__ 18.0
Crisco.................... ...do.......
Eggs,strictlyfresh Dozen...* 37*3
Eggs, storage__ . .. .do.......
Bread.................... Pound.. 5.9
Flour................. ...do....... 3.4
Corn meal............. ...d o....... 3.4
Rolled oats........... ...d o.......
Corn flakes........... 8-oz. pkg. ........
Cream of Wheat.. 28-oz.pkg.
Macaroni............... Pound..
Rice........................ l..do....... "*8.*5
Beans, navy......... ...d o.......
Potatoes................ ...d o....... ........
1.7
Onions.................. ...do.......
Cabbage3............... ...do.......
Beans, baked....... No. 2 can
Corn, canned..... ...do.......
Peas, canned........ ...do.......
Tomatoes, canned No.2|can
Sugar, granulated. Pound.. * 5*4
Tea......................... ...d o....... 50.0
Coffee___.•............ ...d o ..... 32.0
Prunes.................. ...do.......
Raisins.................. .. .do.......
Bananas................ Dozen... ........
Oranges................ .. -do.......

Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts.

32.3
30.7
31.4
22.5
19.9
44.9
59.0
56.0
34.6
50.1
34.0
15.8
15.3
71.0
40.5
34.9
43.2
36.6
38.8
68.9
57.3
10.9
7.7
6.8
10.0
14.0
27.5
14.8
17.5
9.5
5.9
7.1
18.5
19.2
18.8
13.6
14.4
59.1
45.4
22.5
22.0
42.1
52.9

32.8
31.4
31.3
22.7
19.7
44.2
60.0
56.3
34.3
53.7
34.3
15.8
13.8
71.9
40.2
35.0
42.1
36.0
38.5
53.1
35.0
10.9
7.8
6.6
10.5
13.7
28.0
14.8
17.9
9.7
6.0
7.1
18.2
18.7
18.3
13.7
16.7
59.0
46.1
22.4
22.2
42.1
51.7

32.6
31.5
31.2
22.0
19.1
44.0
61.2
55.6
35.9
52.9
35.1
15.8
12.9
69.6
40.2
35.5
42.0
35.6
39.1
47.4

33.1
31.7
31.6
22.3
19.1
44.8
60.0
56.9
36.8
53.9
33.6
15.8
12.2
64.2
39.2
35.5
40.6
34.8
39.2
47.3

32.5
30.7
31.1
22.0
18.2
44.8
60.8
59.7
35.2
51.9
34.1
16.0
12.9
64.4
39.3
35.6
40.3
33.2
38.4
51.2

31.4
29.8
30.6
20.7
16.8
43.6
63.3
62.1
33.8
47.1
34.7
16.0
13.2
65.1
38.5
35.7
41.8
32.8
38.7
51.5

31.8
29.6
30.7
20.9
17.1
45.3
63.3
61.0
35.2
46.3
35.1
16.0
13.8
68.0
38.5
35.8
42.6
33.2
38.0
60.6

31.4
29.3
30.2
20.5
17.0
46.5
63.3
61.5
34.4
47.1
35.1
16.8
14.1
69.0
38.9
35.6
42.8
31.5
35.1
64.0

31.9
30.5
30.9
21.5
17.9
47.0
64.3
62.3
35.7
50.4
34.6
16.8
14.2
77.1
38.3
35.4
42.9
31.2
33.2
77.1

10.9
7.8
6.7
10.3
14.1
28.1
14.9
18.1
9.5
6.9
7.3
18.0
18.5
18.3
13.6
16.1
58.7
45.8
22.6
23.4
43.7
56.3

10.9
7.9
6.8
10.9
13.9
28.5
14.1
17.8
9.5
9.6
8.0
18.0
18.8
18.8
13.4
18.1
58.3
45.7
23.2
23.6
42.8
58.6

10.9
8.2
6.9
11.0
14.0
28.8
14.3
17.5
9.4
9.5
8.6
18.5
19.1
18.5
13.6
25.6
58.6
46.0
23.4
23.9
50.0
66.1

10.9
8.5
7.4
11.8
14.8
29.2
14.3
17.8
9.4
10.1
4.3
18.6
19.6
18.7
14.0
26.6
59.5
46.2
23.0
26.4
48.6
63.6

10.9
8.5
7.4
11.9
15.2
28.9
14.2
18.0
9.3
7.7
3.2
18.3
19.0
18.4
13.9
24.9
60.2
45.9
23.1
26.4
46.7
64.5

10.9
8.5
7.5
11.0
14.9
29.0
14.3
17.3
9.4,
4.4
3.3
18. 4
19.3
18.7
14.5
22.5
58.9
43.1
23.5
29.3
46.9
65.5

10.9
8.3
7.5
11.3
15.0
28.9
14.4
16.3
9.2
4.2
3.3
18.3
19.0
18.9
14.1
17.9
59.3
42.0
23.2
30.2
44.2
60.3

115 to 16 ounces.
,
3 No quotations secured on the pound basis. Most sales are by the head.




32.1 34.4
30.3 32.1
30.8 31.5
21.1 22.4
17.8 19.5
46.4 .46.4
64.8 64.8
62.5 62.8
35.2 35.9
49.8 51.6
34.6 34.9
16.8 16.8
13.2 13.0
70.0 66.7
38.1 37.9
35.3 35.3
43.0 42.1
31.7 32.1
32.5 32.4
90.5 95.5
62.2 64.4
10.9 10.9
7.7 7.4
7.3 6.8
11.1 11.1
14.7 14.6
29.1 29.0
14.2 13.9
15.3 13.9
8.8 7.8
3.6 2.9
2.8 2.4
18.2 18.0
19.0 19.3
19.1 18.7
13.9 13.8
13.7 12.5
59.3 59.8
39.4 39.2
22.5 21.7
30.1 29.7
45.0 43.6
64.3 70.0

34.4
31.9
31.8
22.2
19.0
44.9
61.0
61.0
35.7
50.2
35.1
16.8
13.0
60.0
37.9
35.2
41.7
31.0
31.1
82.9
66.8
10.1
6.9
6.3
11.0
14.3
29.0
14.0
12.7
7.5
2.9
2.3
18.2
19.1
19.0
13.5
10.4
59.3
38.4
22.0
29.4
44.4
56.5

32.6
30.8
31.1
21.7
18.4
45.2
62.2
59.8
35.2
50.4
34.3
16.6
13.5
68.1
39.0
35.4
42.1
33.3
36.3
65.8
•10.8
7.9
.7.0
11.0
14.4
28.7
14.4
16.7
9.1
6.1
5.0
18.3
19.1
18.7
13.8
18.3
59.2
43.6
22.8
26.4
45.0
60.9

136

RETAIL PRICES, 1913 TO DECEMBER, 1920.

B ___AVERAGE RETAIL PRICES OF SPECIFIED FOOD ARTICLES
IN 1913 AND 1920 AND FOR EACH MONTH OF 1920, FOR EACH OF 51
CITIES—Continued.
SAVANNAH, GA.

T a ble

Article.

Av­
1920
Av.
er­
«rage
age
Unit. for
for
Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. Mav June July Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec. year
year
1913. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 1920.

Cts.
Sirloin steak___. - Pound.. ____
Round steak......... ...d o....... ........
Rib roast............... ...d o....... ........
Chuck roast.......... .. .do.......
Plate beef............. .. .do.......
Pork chops........... ...d o.......
Bacon, sliced........ ...d o.......
Ham, sliced.......... ...d o.......
Lamb.................... ...d o....... ........
Hens...................... ...do.......
Salmon, canned.. ...d o.......
Milk, fresh............ Quart...
Milk, evaporated. Can1__
Butter.................... Pound..
Oleomargarine__ ...d o.......
Nut margarine.... .. .do.......
Cheese.................... .. .do.......
Lard...................... ...d o.......
Crisco.................... .. .do.......
Eggs, strictly fresh Dozen...
Eggs, storage....... ...do.......
Bread.................... Pound..
Flour......................
Corn meal............. ...d o.......
Rolled oats........... .. .do.......
Corn flakes........... 8-oz. pkg.
Cream of Wheat.. 28-oz. pkg
Macaroni............... Pound..
Rice........................ ...do.......
Beans, navy......... ...d o .....
Potatoes................ .. .do.......
Onions........... ....... .. .do.......
Cabbage................ ...do.......
Beans, baked........ No. 2 can
Corn, canned........ ...do.......
Peas, canned........ ...do.......
Tomatoes, canned ...do.......
Sugar, granulated. Pound..
Tea......................... .. .do.......
Coffee..................... ...d o.......
Prunes................... ...d o.......
Raisins............ .. .do.......
Bananas................ Dozen... ........
Oranges.................

115 to 16 ounces.




Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts.

37.9
35.1
31.7
23.6
21.3
37.9
49.8
47.7
43.8
42.3
43.2
24.3
17.0
78.1
45.8
39.9
43.2
34.5
39.1
68.8
61.2
10.3
8.1
5.3
11.2
14.3
28.3
22.1
16.8
14.6
5.5
10.2
9.3
18.4
19.2
19.4
15.3
19.7
76.5
47.5
29.7
25.0
45.0
44.3

37.1
33.8
30.8
22.5
18.8
37.3
49.1
47.3
42.5
43.0
43.4
24.3
15.5
77.1
46.0
40.8
44.6
35.5
39.5
76. 7
58.6
10.7
8. 4
5.2
11.6
14.3
30.5
22.2
17.3
15.2
6.4
11.1
10.5
18.9
19.7
19.5
15.5
19.9
76.1
47.4
30.9
24.5
44.2
48.5

37.1
34.9
29.5
23.2
20.5
38.6
50.7
48.5
41.7
44.2
43.1
24.3
14.9
78. 5
45.2
40.5
44.2
30.5
38.6
50.8

39.1
37.1
31.3
23.8
21. 4
41.7
50.8
48.9
43.3
46.4
43.4
24.3
14.6
79. 5
45.3
40.8
44.3
30.7
38.9
50.5

40.9
37.9
32.3
25.0
20. 7
43.8
51.0
52.2
41.3
47.0
43.3
24.7
14.9
77.1
45.1
41.0
44.2
31.8
38.0
52.3

42.3
39.0
33.5
25.8
20. 8
42.5
54.8
53.8
50.0
46.0
43.9
24.7
15.1
71.8
44.'8
40.6
40.5
28.0
38.3
53.3

43.2
39.6
32.9
24.2
20.0
40.7
54.1
55.0
50.0
45.0
45.5
24.7
15.3
72.4
44.’7
39.4
41.7
31.7
37.0
52.5

39.5
36.8
30.9
24.1
20.3
44.0
55.3
55.6
43.3
48.3
46.1
24.7
15.3
70.8
4L 3
39.6
40.4
27.3
34.5
55.8

11.5
8. 4
5.2
11.9
14.7
30.4
22.1
17.2
14.8
7.0
10.4
8.9
17.8
18. 9
18.4
15.4
18.3
76.8
46.5
29.1
24.2
43.3
56.1

11.7
8.6
5.0
11.9
14.6
31.2
21.9
17.8
14.3
10.1
10.9
8.7
17.9
18.9
18.5
15.3
19.5
76.8
46.4
28.7
24.7
43.3
63.1

11.7
8.9
5.3
11.9
14.7
31.5
22.3
17.8
14.0
10.2
11.7
8.4
17.7
19.2
19.0
15.2
22.2
77.7
47.7
27.5
25.5
45.0
82.8

15.8 12.7
9.1 8. 9
5.7 5. 8
11.7 12.0
14.6 15.5
31.8 31.5
22.4 22.5
17.8 16. 7
14.2 14.2
8.3 10.4
10.3 8.9
7.1 5.3
18.3 18.7
19.4 19.8
19.2 19.2
15.7 15.7
23.3 24.5
82.1 81.9
47.6 47.6
26.9 28.9
25.2 26.1
53.1 52.3
76.3 100.0

12.7
87
5.5
12.0
14.8
31.6
22.9
16.0
14.0
6.9
7.0
6.1
18.7
19.9
19.8
15.3
21.5
82.4
46.9
31.9
28.3
50.5
88.3

40.9
36.8
30.9
24.5
19. 5
46.0
54.2
57.3
43.3
48.8
43.8
24.7
15.0
71. 8
4L 8
39.0
40.3
30.0
33.9
65.7

39.6
35.4
30.2
23.8
18. 4
48.3
53.5
56.7
45.0
50.0
43.8
24.7
15.0
72.1
44.*8
38.6
40.5
31.0
33.0
69.4
61. 7
12.7 12.4
8. 7 8.3
5.2 5.0
11.9 13.0
14.8 14.9
31.7 31.4
24.1 22.-9
14.5 13.8
13.7 14.3
4.7 4.1
7.1 5.8
5.1 5.0
18.0 17.6
18.7 17.7
18.7 18.3
14.8 14.3
18.7 14.5
81.6 81.0
43.6 39.6
33.6 30.7
28.9 30.6
55.6 60.0
87.5 116.7

37.9
34.6
29.4
22.5
19.3
42.9
50.0
53.3
43.3
46.0
38.2
24.7
14.7
71.2
43! 7
37.4
38.1
33.0
32.0
80.0
63.3
12.4
7. 9
4.6
13.5
15.0
31.2
23.1
11.6
13.2
3.8
5.4
5.0
17.9
18.3
18.2
13.8
12.5
78.2
36.1
31.4
31.8
55.0
47.0

35.8
33.5
29. 4
22.1
18.2
34.4
46. 5
47.0
40.0
40.8
38.5
24. 7
14.8
64. 7
42.’9
36.4
37.2
30.0
29.4
90.8
69.2
11.0
74
LI
13. 0
14. 7
30.5
24.0
10.8
11. 6
3. 5
5.0
4.9
17.4
17.4
18.2
13.1
10.0
75.9
36.0
27.4
32.0
50.6
40.3

39.3
36.2
31.1
23.8
19.9
41.5
51.7
51.9
44.0
45.7
43.0
24.6
15.2
73.8
44! 8
39.5
41.6
31.2
36.0
63.9
12.1
85
5.2
12.1
14.7
31.0
22.7
15.7
14.0
6.7
8.7
7.0
18.1
18.9
18.9
15.,0
18.7
78.9
44.4
29.7
27.2
49.8
70.9

137

GENERAL TABLES.

B .—AVERAGE RETAIL PRICES OF SPECIFIED FOOD ARTICLES
IN 1913 AND 1920 AND FOR EACH MONTH OF 1920, FOR EACH OF 51
CITIES—Continued.

T able

SCRANTON, PA.

1920
Av.
Av­
er~
er­
age
age
Unit. for
for
year Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May June July Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec. year
15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 1920.
1913.

Article.

Cts.
Sirloin steak.......... Pound.. 24.8
Round steak......... ...d o....... 20.9
Rib roast.............. ...do.......
Chuck roast.......... .. .do....... 16.7
Plate beef............. ...do....... 11.5
Pork chops........... ...d o ..... 20.7
Bacon, sliced........ ...d o....... 26.4
Ham, sliced.......... ...d o....... 29.0
Lamb.................... ...do....... 19.8
Hens...................... .. .do....... 22.7
Salmon, canned.. .. .do.......
Milk, fresh............ Quart... " 8. 7
Milk, evaporated. Can1__
*
Butter.................... Pound.. ’37.’5
Oleomargarine__ ...do....... .......
Nut margarine... . ...do.......
Cheese..... .............. ...d o....... i8. 4
Lard...................... ...do....... 16.0
Crisco..................... ...d o.......
Eggs, strictly fresh Dozen... *34.’9
Eggs, storage........ . . .do.......
Bread.................... Pound.. 5. 6
Flour...................... ...do....... 3.5
Corn meal............. ...do....... (4)
Rolled oats........... ...do.......
Corn flakes---- ... oz. pkg.
Cream of Wheat.. 28-oz. pkg
Macaroni............... Pound..
Rice........................ . . .do....... " 8. 5
Beans, navy......... .. .do.......
Potatoes................ ...d o.......
Onions.................. ...do.......
Cabbage................. ...d o.......
Beans, baked........ No. 2 can
Corn, canned....... ...do.......
Peas, canned. — . ..do.......
Tomatoes, canned ...d o .,...
Sugar, granulated. Pound.. ” 5.'7
Tea......................... .. do....... 52.5
Coffee.................... .. .do....... 31.3
Prunes................... ...d o.......
Raisins.................. . . .do.......
Bananas................ Dozen...
Oranges................. ...d o.......

Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts.

44.6 44.3 44.9 49.8 48.3 52.1 55.4 55.2 54.5 52.3 51.9 46.3 50.0

47.1 44.9 43.7 37.8 43.4
39.1 39.4 43.7 42.9 46.7
35.1 34.3
40.0 41.3 41.4 40.8 38.9 38.4 34.2 37.9
21.8 38.7 28.1 34.6 38.6 37.6 33.3 48.2 48.0 33.5 31.7 31.1 26.7 31.0
34.3 34.1
27.8
27.7 32.8 31.1
18.1 17.9 17.7 20.7 19.6 20.0 20.3 20.0 19.7 18.7 18.6 15.4 18.9
40.1 39.0 41.0 46.2 46.6 45.1 46.9 49.0 51.3 52.7 47.4 34.4 45.0
53.5 53.2. 52.6 54.6 57.9 57.8 58.3 57.9 57.2 56.2 54.2 48.7 55.2
52.6 53.1 53.6 59.0 60.4 61.3 66.6 67.9 66.9 64.5 59.7 51.8 59.8
39.5 44.3 44.8 49.6 47.4 47.9 49.8 49.3 48.9 46.3 46.0 42.8 46.4

8

1.8

47.2
39.6
15.0
16.3
73.2
44.7
36.0
41.8
35.2
38.7
95.5
65.3

48.4
40.1
15.0
15.8
72.3
44.5
36.3
42.0
33.0
38.4
80.3
62. 4
12.7

49.1
41.2
15.0
15.3
71.4
44.7
36.8
41.6
31.5
37.9

14.1
27.9
23.0
18.9
14.5
4.8
9.4
6.7
16.3
19.3
18.3
15.9
19.4
50.3
28.9
25.1
37.3
52.9

14.3
28.5
23.9
19.5
14.4
5.4
9.9
8.9
15.5
19.0
18.5
15.7
19.9
69.1
51.5
28.6
26.5
36.7
53.6

14.2
29.1
23.7
19.5
14.0
5.9
9.8
9.6
15.9
19.2
18.3
15.6
19.8
.8
51.5
28.3
27.4
38.1
61.2

50.9
39.8
13.0
14.5
72.7
43.9
36.6
40.8
30.0
36.9
56.0

52.0
39.9
14.0
14.7
67.2
43.8
37.1
40.5
29.3
37.1
56.5

52.0
41.6
14.0
15.1
67.2
43.9
36.7
39.9
29.4
36.4
59.7

51.0
41.8
15.0
15.5
67.2
43. 4
36.7
39.4
28. 8
35.0
64. 4

12.6 8.8 12.9 12.9 13.2 13.6 13.9 13.9
9.3
8.8 8.7 8.9 9.2 9.3 9.0 9.2
8.5
8.5 8.8 8.6 8.9
8.7
11.0 10.9 11.0 11.2 18.7 11.4 11.6 11.5
1 .1

68.1

115 to 16 ounces.
* No quotations secured until 1919




66.1

49.9
40.3
13.0
14.7
73.2
45.3
36.1
41.6
30.9
37.6
57.2

14.3
29.0
24. 2
19.5
13.6
7.6
10.3
15.8
18.7
18.5
16.0
69. 4
51.6
28.3
27.5
38.6
67.3

14.3 14.5
29.3 29.2
25.0 24.7
19.2 18.9
13.3 13.6
8.5 9.4
12.4 * 9.3
15.9 15.6
18.1 18.6
18. 6 18.7
15.8 15.9
22.3 27.0
69. 7 69.5
51.2 51.3
26. 9 26.1
27.6 28.3
39.1 42.6
74.1 63.7

14.4
29.7
24.9
18.7
13.7

8.8
7.8

10.2 10.0 8.8 7.8
15.5

68 20.2

18.6
18.7
15.4
27.4
69.5
50.8
27.8
28.4
41.6
65.8

14.6
30.0
26.1
18.7
13.3
4.8
5.7
3.4
15.4
18.4
18.7
15.4
24.7
70.5
50.4
26.9
29.3
39.8
65.8

51.8
42.5
16.0
15.4
66.7
43.3
36.8
39.7
28.2
33.4
69.5

51.8
43.7
16.0
15.1
42.5
36.7
39.4
29.6
32.3
80.4
63.7
13.9 13.9
9.1
8.4
11.9
14.5 14.4
29.7 29.6
25.6 25.9
18.2 17.3
13.5 . 7
3.4 3.0
5.7 5.2
2.7
15.6 15.4
18.6 18.0
18.7 18.5
15.5 15.1
19.3 14.8
70.5 69.5
49.3 47.8
26.6 26.4
30.5 31.0
38.7 39.2
68.9 70.8

68.0

8.6
8.2
12.2

50.3 47.3
43.6 43.5
16.0 14.0
15.1 14.6
63.9 61.0
42.2 39.6
36. 4 35.4
38.3 37.3
29.7 26.8
32.4 30.5
96.1 106. 3
67.9 69.7
13.9 12.3
7.9 7.3
8.4 8.5
11.9
14.4 14.1
29.9 29.6
25.4 25.4
15.0 13.9
11.3
3.0 2.9
5.0 4.8
2.5
15.0 15.3
18.0 17.3
18.4 18.0
14.9 13.9
13.8
68.3 . 9
45.7 43.6
24.6 23.1
31.5 31.7
39.5 38.9
70.6 50.8

12 11.8
2.6 2.6

50.1
41.4
14.7
15.2
68.7
43.5
36.5
40.2
30.2
35.6
74.0

8.8
8.6
11.6 11.4
13.3

14.3
29.3
24.8
18.1
13.3
5.6
7.9
6.3
15.6
18.5
18.5
15.4
69.2
49.6
26.9
28.7
39.2
63.8

11.
661 20.0

138

RETAIL PRICES, 1913 TO DECEMBER, 1920.

B .—AVERAGE RETAIL PRICES OF SPECIFIED FOOD ARTICLES
IN 1913 AND 1920 AND FOR EACH MONTH OF 1920, FOR EACH OF 51
CITIES—Continued.
SEATTLE, WASH,

T able

Article.*

1920
Av­
Av­
ererage
age
Unit. for
for
Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May June July Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec. year
year
1913. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 1920.

Cts.
Sirloin stea k .— Pound.. 23.4
Round steak........ ...d o .,.. 20.8
Rib roast............... ...d o .... 19.3
Chuck roast.......... ...d o .... 15.8
Plate beef.-------- ...d o .... 12.4
Pork chops........... ...d o .... 24.0
Bacon, sliced........ ...d o ---- 31.7
Ham, sliced.......... ...d o ---- 30.2
L a m b ........---- ...d o ,... 19.1
H en s................... ...d o ---- 24.1
Salmon, canned... ...d o ----Milk, fresh............ Quart... ‘ 9.6
Milk, evaporated. Can i...:
Butter.................. Pound.. '40.0
Oleomargarine— ...d o ....
Nut margarine.... ...d o ....
Cheese................... .. .do---- 2L 9
Lard...................... .. .do___ 17.5
Crisco.................... -.d o ....
Eggs, strictly fresh Dozen... *37*6
Eggs, storage........ . . .d o ....
Bread.................. Pound.. ‘ '5.'6
Flour..................... .. .do----- 2.9
Com meal............. .. .do---- 3.1
Rolled oats........... . . .d o....
Com flakes.. .. . .. 8-oz. pkg.
Cream of Wheat. 28-oz.pkg.
Macaroni............... Pound..
Rice......................- . - .do----- **7.7
Beans, navy......... -,.d o ....
1.2
Potatoes............... . . .d o ..., ........
Onions................... ...d o ...,
Cabbage................ . . .do----Beans, baked........ No. 2 can
Com, canned........ ...d o .... ........
Peas, canned____ ..-.d o ,...
Tomatoes, canned No.2£can
Sugar, granulated. Pound.. 6.1
Tea,...................... .. .do___ 50.0
Coffee..................... ,--d o .... 28.0
Prunes.............. ...d o ..,.
Raisins
. d o ....
Rananas
Oranges------------ Dozen... ........
115 to 16 ounces.




Cts.
36.3
34.0
30.3
24.1
19.4
45.8
59.2
57.3
34.7
47.4
37.3
15.0
15.3
70.2
46.5
36.6
43.5
37.8
41.7
67.3
61.0
11.5
7.1
7.3
9.3
14.9
31.2
17.6
19.3
11.0
5.5
9.1
7.9
21.6
20.3
20.7
16.8
13.7
64.4
48.5
29.1
24.9
14.7
55.4

Cts.
36.8
34.3
30.3
24.2
19.5
45.8
59.0
58.2
37.3
49.0
36.6
15.0
14.6
69.1
44.9
37.2
42.3
37.1
41.5
54.0

Cts.
36.4
34.0
30.0
23.3
18.9
43.2
58.8
57.3
37.6
49.0
36.3
12.8
13.7
71.6
44.6
37.6
41.0
33.0
41.4
46.5

Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts.

36.9
34.2
30.7
23.3
19.0
44.5
59.1
58.3
39.8
49.0
36.8
12.5
13.0
69.9
44.6
37.5
41.1
31.4
40.8
48.8

37.4
34.7
30.6
23.4
19.0
47.0
62.0
60.0
40.0
48.5
37.0
12.6
13.3
61.5
44.6
37.3
41.7
30.8
40.4
50.0

37.0
34.6
30.4
23.1
18.5
45.5
64.3
62.4
37.6
43.0
37.3
13.2
13.5
60.7
43.4
37.1
40.9
30.3
39.6
49.9

37.7 37.3
34.7 .34.5
30.2 30.4
21.6 21.3
17.2 16.7
44.7 47.8
64.8 64.8
61.9 63.1
35.7 33.6
39.9 39.1
38.6 38.8
14.0 14.0
14.1 14.5
64.0 65.5
41.7 41.7
37.1 37.1
40.9 40.7
29.8 28.9
39.8 37.8
55.2 63.3

36.7
34.1
30.1
21.0
17.1
52.0
64.6
63.7
34.2
40.0
38.9
14.6
14.6
72.9
41.7
36.8
40.7
29.2
36.3
73.3

11.7
7.3
7.3
9.8
14.8
31.2
17.7
19.6
11.1
5.7
9.6
8.8
21.3
19.8
20.3
16.9
17.6
66.0
49.0
27.6
25.2
14.9
59.1

11.6
7.3
7.3
10.3
14.7
31.5
18.0
19.5
10.8
6.7
9.1
7.8
21.2
19.6
20.3
16.6
17.8
66.4
49.0
27.9
25.4
14.9
63.5

11.5
7.3
7.2
10.2
14.7
32.1
18.2
19.5
10.5
9.9
9.9
9.2
20.7
20.0
20.5
16.5
18.2
66.2
49.3
27.7
25.6
14.9
63.9

11.5 11.5
7.6 7.7
7.3 7.4
10.1 10.4
14.7 14.8
32. C 32.2
18.3 18.7
19.8 19.7
10.3 10.4
9.3 12.3
10.3 7.4
8.6 6.4
20.5 20.5
19.9 19.8
20.5 20.1
16.2 16.2
26.0 26.2
67.5 68.5
49.1 48.9
27.7 2Q.9
26.6 27.3
14.9 15.1
64.7 64.2

11.5 .11.5
7.7 7.4
7.5 7.4
10.6 10.8
15.1 15.1
32.3 32.3
18.7 18.6
19.4 19.7
10.3 10.1
9.5 4.3
5.3 4.6
6.2 4.7
20.3 20.1
19.9 20.3
20.4 20.4
16.1 16.1
25.7 23.4
70.0 70.8
49.1 49.0
27.5 27.4
27.9 27.9
15.6 15.7
64.7 64.7

11.5
7.4
7.3
10.6
14.9
32.0
19.0
19.3
9.9
3.2
4.0
3.6
20.0
20.6
20.2
16.3
18.9
70.3
47.3
27.1
29.8
16.6
70.1

36.0
33.3
29.7
21.3
17.0
50.9
64.5
63.2
33.3
36.8
38.0
14.0
13.5
65.1
41.3
36.7
40.8
31.8
35.4
85.3
66.7
11.5
6.9
7.0
10.5
14.8
31.8
19.2
18.0
9.5
2.8
4.2
3.0
19.8
20.6
20.3
16.0
14.1
69.8
44.1
26.8
30.2
17.0
79.2

35.8
32.3
28.8
20.9
16.6
46.2
61.4
60.3
32.5
39.7
38.0
13.0
13.0
63.4
41.3
36.1
40.5
31.8
34.3
85.2
67.0
11.4
6.2
6.3
10.3
14.7
31.5
19.0
15.6
8.5
2.7
3.7
2.9
19.5
20.3
20.3
14.9
12.8
69.3
42.1
25.8
30.8
17.2
80.4

33.4
30.7
27.3
19.7
16,1
39.1
56.9
56.1
31.7
39.8
38.1
13.0
12.7
59.7
41.0
35.8
40.7
29.7
32.7
71.2
62.7
10.1
5.8
5.7
9.8
14.5
31.2
18.9
13.9
8.2
2.5
3.5
2.7
19.2
20.2
20.0
14.4
10.8
67.7
41.8
24.4
30.5
17.4
59.5

36.5
33.8
29.9
22.3
17.9
46.0
61.6
60.2
35.7
43.4
37.6
13.6
13.8
66.1
43.1
36.9
41.2
31.8
38.5
62.5
11.4
7.1
7.1
10.2
14.8
31.8
18.5
18.6
10.1
6.2
6.7
6.0
20.4
20.1
20.3
16.1
18.8
68.1
47.3
27.2
27.7
15.7
65.8

139

GENERAL TABLES.

B .—AVERAGE RETAIL PRICES OF SPECIFIED FOOD ARTICLES
IN 1913 AND 1920 AND FOR EACH MONTH OF 1920, FOR EACH OF 51
CITIES—Continued.

T able

SPRINGFIELD, ILL.

Article.

1920
Ayage
age
Unit. for
for
year Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May June July Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec. year
1913. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. i920.

Cts.
Sirloin steak......... Pound..
Round steak........ . . .do___
Rib roast............... .. .do___
Chuck roast.......... ...d o ___
Plate beef..........-. ...d o ___
Pork chops........... .. .do___
Bacon, sliced........ . . .do___
Ham, sliced.......... ...d o ....
Lamb.................... . . .do___
Hens...................... ...d o ....
Salmon, canned... . . .do....
Milk, fresh............ Quart...
Milk, evaporated.. Can1__
Butter................... Pound..
Oleomargarine__ .. .do___
Nut margarine__ . . .d o....
Cheese.................... . . .do___
Lard...... ............... ...d o ---Crisco.................... . . .do---Eggs, strictly fresh Dozen... .......
Eggs, storage..... --.d o ....
Bread.................... Pound..
Flour.............. . ...d o ....
Corn meal............. .. .do___
Rolled oats........... .. .do---Corn flakes........... 8-oz. pkg
Cream of Wheat.. 28-oz.pkg
Macaroni............... Pound..
Rice....................... .. .do___
Beans, navy......... ...d o ___
Potatoes................ ...d o ....
Onions.................. --.d o ....
Cabbage................ . . .do___
Beans, baked........ No. 2 can
Corn, canned........ ...d o ....
Peas, canned........ ...d o ....
Tomatoes, canned .. .d o....
Sugar, granulated. Pound..
Tea........................ . . .d o....
Coffee................... ...d o ___
Prunes................... . . .do___
Raisins.................. . . .do---Bananas...........^.. . . .do----Oranges................. Dozen...

115 to 16 ounces.

72448°—22----- 10




Cts.
35.5
33.9
24.6
21.8
17.8
34.4
45.5
48.4
37.8
32.9
36.9
16.7
18.4
70.8
45.3
35.6
44.6
33.6
40.6
78.1
65.3
11.0
8.7
6.4
11.3
15.0
30.1
19.0
19.2
12.6
5.7
9.7
8.0
17.6
17.0
18.8
16.0
22.2
85.8
51.1
30.2
25.6
11.3
52.7

Cts.
34.7
33.9
25.0
21.1
16.8
34.3
44.7
47.5
38.8
43.3
36.7
16.7
18.0
71.3
45.3
36.2
45.0
31.6
41.0
62.7
51 7
12^3
8.6
6.6
11.0
15.0
30.8
19.0
19.5
12.6
6.2
10.0
9.7
17.7
17.0
18.3
16.5
22.1
85.8
50.8
30.3
26.1
11.4
55.0

Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts.

Cts.
36.9
35.5
26.7
22.7
17.9
36.5
45.3
49.3
42.6
45.5
37.9
16.7
16.9
77.5
43.9
35.8
44.8
30.4
39.2
50.5

39.3
39.3
28.1
25.1
19.2
40.0
48.6
51.8
42.5
44.0
37.7
15.5
15.9
76.6
44.6
35.9
44.6
29.4
39.3
46.2

39.2
38.6
27.5
24.5
18.7
39.9
50.5
53.8
43.8
42.3
38.4
14.3
16.1
68.6
44.2
35.7
45.1
29.7
38.8
46.6

42.4
42.1
28.2
25.3
19.8
39.4
51.9
56.9
43.1
42.0
39.9
14.3
17.2
65.9
43.9
35.7
44.6
31.4
38.9
45.9

45.3
44.7
30.4
26.9'
19.6
40.1
51.9
59.6
43.6
46.2
40.1
16.7
17.5
65.9
43.9
36.1
43.0
29.1
37.8
48.6

42.8
42.4
29.1
25.4
19.1
42.1
51.6
59.1
40.7
42.0
40.3
16.7
17.5
65.9
41.5
35.7
42.4
28.4
35.9
57.4

43.2
42.1
27.9
24.9
17.9
47.5
49.7
59.0
39.2
44.5
39.8
16.7
17.7
67.9
41.6
36.4
41.8
28.3
35.0
61.2

11.6
8.6
6.5
11.3
15.0
30.9
19.2
19.9
12.3
7.1
9.7
8.1
17.7
17.2
18.8
16.5
21.4
86.3
50.8
30.5
25.7
11.5
73.3

ii.6i
8.6
6.5
11.4
15.0
30.7
19.8
19.8
12.3
9.3
10.1
8.4
17.7
16.5
18.0
15.4
24.4
86.3
50.7
29.7
29.9
11.5
69.3

13.5
8.9
7.4
11.5
15.0
30.8
20.5
19.7
12.7
9.9
12.0
7.1
18.3
16.4
17.6
15.6
31.7
86.3
50.9
29.4
29.7
11.7
65.7

i3.5
9.1
7.5
11.4
15.2
31.0
20.7
19.4
12.9
12.3
10.7
7.1
18.2
17.5
18.5
15.8
31.8
87.5
51.2
28.7
28.9
12.4
67.8

13.5
9.1
7.9
12.2
15.4
31.4
20.6
19.9
12.9
10.0
9.5
9.5
17.9
17.1
18.5
15.7
29.3
87.5
51.0
30.3
29.0
13.0
73.8

i§.5
8.7
8.0
12.9
15.6
30.9
22.0
19.8
12.5
5.3
7.8
5.9
18.4
17.0
18.5
15.9
23.5
88.8
51.1
29.2
29.8
13.0
68.9

13.5
8.5
7.7
13.5
15.4
31.6
22.3
19.5
12.3
4.2
6.1
4.6
18.4
17.0
17.8
15.7
17.8
88.5
49.0
31.1
33.7
14.3
75.9

as.

Cts.
41.0
39.8
27.2
23.7
17.2
46.9
50.0
58.9
37.5
35.3
39.5
16.7
17.4
69.3
40.8
35.7
41.9
29.3
34.3
70.3
64.7
13! 5
8.0
6.9
13.7
15.5
31.3
23.4
18.5
10.8
3.4
5.5
3.7
18.3
16.8
18.2
15.7
14.7
86.6
46.3
29.9
35.1
13.8
78.4

Cts.
39.2
38.5
26.5
22.0
17.2
41.2
48.7
56.4
36.7
38.5
40.4
16.7
17.3
73.4
40.5
35.9
40.9
28.5
34.6
82.2
68.3
13! 5
7.4
6.1
13.6
15.4
31.4
23.6
15.9
9.6
3.3
4.2
3.3
18.1
17.2
18.3
15.3
13.9
88.2
43.0
28.7
35.4
14.0
72.5

Cts. Cts.

34.5 39.5
33.1 38.7
23.4 27.1
19.6 23.6
15.1 18.0
29.0 39.3
44.3 48.6
50.4 54.3
36.0 40.2
33.5 40.8
40.1 39.0
14.3 16.0
16.5 17.2
61.9 69.6
37.6 42.8
34.5 35.8
41.1 43.3
25.8 29.6
31.0 37.2
90.8 61.7
72.3
ll! 5 12.7
6.4 8.4
5.4 6.9
12.2 .12.2
15.2 15.2
30.6 31.0
23.9 21.2
14.4 18.8
8.7 11.9
3.0 6.6
4.0 8.3
3.4 6.6
17.6 18.0
17.1 17.0
17.7 18.3
13.8 15.7
11.4 22.0
87.8 87.1
41.9 49.0
27.9 29.7
36.3 30.4
12.3 12.5
53.3 67.2

140

RETAIL PRICES, 1913 TO DECEMBER, 1920.

T able R .— AVERAGE RETAIL PRICES OF SPECIFIED FOOD ARTICLES

IN 1913 AND 1920 AND FOR EACH MONTH OF 1920, FOR EACH OF 51
CITIES—Concluded.

WASHINGTON, D. C.

Article.

Av1920
A vererage
Unit. age
for
for Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May June July Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec. year
year 15. 15. 15. 15. 1.5. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15.
1913.
1920.

Cts.
Sirloin steak......... Pound.. 26.9
Round steak......... ...do....... 23. 3
Rib roast.............. ...do....... 21.2
Chuck roast.......... ...do....... 17.1
Plate beef............. ...do....... 12.0
Pork chops.......... ...do....... 21.7
Bacon, sliced........ ...d o....... 26.2
Ham, sliced.......... ...do....... 29.4
Lamb................... . ..do....... 20.4
H ens.. .................. ...do....... 22.1
Salmon, canned.. ...do.......
Milk, fresh............ Quart... ' 8."6
Milk, evaporated . Can*___
Butter................... Pound.. '40.'5
Oleomargarine.... ...d o ....... .......
Nut margarine__ ...d o.......
Cheese................. . .. .do....... '23.'4
Lard...................... ...d o.......
Crisco................. ...d o....... . 14.9
Eggs, strictly fresh Dozen... 3i.'o
Eggs, storage..... ...d o ....
Bread................... Pound.. *5.6
Flour..................... ...d o....... 3.8
Corn meal............. ...d o....... 2.5
Rolled oats.......... ...d o....... .......
Corn flakes........... ^-oz pkg. .......
Cream of Wheat.. 28-oz pkg
Macaroni............... Pound.. .
Rice....................... ...do....... '9.'5
Beans, navy...... ...do.......
Potatoes........ . ...d o....... 1.8
Onions.................. .. .do.......
Cabbage................ ...do....... ........
Beans, baked....... No.2can
Corn, canned........ ...d o.......
Peas, canned........ ...do.......
Tomatoes, canned ...d o....... _
Sugar, granulated Pound.. 5.'i
Tea__ :................. ...do....... 57.5
Coffee.................... __do....... 28.8
Prunes................. ...d o.......
Raisins.................. __do........
Bananas................ Dozen... .......
Oranges................ ...d o.......

115 to 16 ounces.




Cts.
48.8
44.3
37.6
29.0
17.8
41.0
47.8
56.1
44.3
47.2
35.4
17.7
17.0
79.0
44.0
35.0
42.8
33.5
37.9
89.8
63.3
10.2
8.5
5.6
11.0
14.0
27.6
21.9
18.4
12.4
5.0
8.7
8 .8
15.3
18.6
18.3
16.5
18.1
77.1
48.1
31.5
24.4
45.6
48.2

Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts. Cts.

48.8
44.2
37.6
29.0
17.6
41.2
47.5
56.3
48.2
49.4
36.3
17.7
16.3
77.4
44.3
35.5
42.8
32.8
37.8
77.5
62.1
10.1
8.7
5.5
11.1
14.3
29.2
22.6
18.6
12.5
5.7
9.1
10.9
15.1
18.6
18.7
16.2
18.9
77.6
48.1
30.6
25.0
46.6
50.2

48.4
43.3
37.3
28.3
17.2
42.8
47.4
57.1
45.5
49.7
36.8
17.7
15.9
78.4
44.3
35.7
43.4
30.7
37.9
55.2

50.9
46.2
39.5
29.7
18.2
49.2
48.7
59.3
54.2
52.7
37.3
17.7
15.1
81.8
44.4
36.0
43.3
30.6
37.8
53.1

51.0
46.8
40.0
30.0
18.2
48.5
48.9
60.3
49. 5
51.3
36.8
16.0
14.9
77.2
43.6
36.2
43.3
29.7
35.9
52.7

53.2
48.5
41.1
31.0
18.3
45.7
49.4
61.1
48. 6
51.2
37.8
16.0
15.2
70.0
43.3
35.9
43.0
29.6
35.4
53.8

59.0
54.8
44.2
34.8
19.6
50.4
51.0
63.1
47.5
50.6
37.8
16.0
15.3
70.8
43.8
35.8
42.7
29.2
35.0
54.8

56.2
52.4
42.5
31.3
18.3
53.2
51.4
62.4
45.3
49.6
39.0
16.0
15.3
70.2
43.0
35.8
41.4
28.1
33.6
59.9

55.3
51.0
42.6
31.8
18.7
56.4
51.5
62.4
46. 7
50.1
39.0
16.3
15.3
70.5
42.5
35.6
40.6
28.3
32.6
74.3

16.6
8.4
5.4
11.4
14.3
29.8
23.4
19.0
12.5
6.2
9.2
9.3
15.2
18.4
18.7
15.6
18.9
77.5
48.0
29.7
25.4
46.1
59.6

10.6
8.5
5.4
11.4
14.2
29.6
23.3
19.1
12.4
18.9
10.6
1 0 .0
14.9
18.2
18.3
15.6
19.3
78.5
48.1
29.9
25.6
46.0
65.4

i.2.2
8.9
5.6
11.4
13.9
30.0
23.5
19.2
12.1
9.6
11.0
1 0 .6
14.5
18.0
18.0
15.3
2 2 .6
78.7
48.0
28.9
25.7
46.’9
83.3

12.3
9.3
5.9
11.5
14.2
29.9
23.5
19.0
12.2
9.0
7.8
7.9
14.6
17. 8
18.2
15.3
25.4
78.7
47.4
28.4
25.9
47.5
64.0

12.3
9.0
6.0
11. 5
14.2
29.6
23.6
19.3
12.1
8.3
5.8
5.1
14.8
17.8
18.1
15.1
25.8
78.3
47. 5
28.7
27.0
soio
66.4

12.1
8.8
6.0
11.5
14.2
29.8
24.3
19.3
11.9
4.7
5.4
3.5
14.8
17.7
18.0
15.1
21.7
77. 8
46.6
28.6
28. 0
47! 8

12.2
8.8
5.9
12.1
14.0
29.7
24.6
18. 8
11.9
3.2
5.3
3.4
15.0
17.3
17.9
14.9
18.6
77.5
45.2
29.1
28.1
49! 4
74.7

6 6 .1

52.0 50.5
47.4 45.1
4i. 3 39.8
30.6 30.2
18.2 18.5
53.0 48.2
51.8 50.6
62.1 61.2
45. 7 45. 7
49.3 48.6
38.7 37.7
18.0 18.0
15.2 15.1
72.5 74.2
42.3 42.6
35.9 35.6
40.7 40.3
29.3 28.9
31. 7 30.7
79.5 90.6
65.5 68.9
12.0 12.0
8.2 7.8
5.4 4.8
12.4 12.9
14.0 13.9
29.7 29.8
24.5 24.4
17.0 15. 5
10.7 lo! 2
2.9 3.1
4. 8 4.6
3.3 3.4
14.7 14.6
17.4 17. 3
17.9 17.8
13.4 12.7
14.0 1 2 .8
77.5 78. 8
41.6 39.1
29.8 28.5
30.9 32.5
48.’ 4 48! 6
73.1‘ 57.7

45.3 51.6
39.7 47.0
36.5 40.0
27.3 30.3
16.4 18.1
36.1 47.1
44.4 49.2
57.4 59.9
42.1 46.9
4L9 49! 3
38.0 37.6
18.0 17.1
15.0 15.5
67.6 74.1
41.4 43.3
35.3 35.7
39.4 42.0
26.3 29.8
29.3 34.6
98.5 70.0
71.3
10.4 11.4
6.9 8.5
4.5 5.5
12.3 11.7
13.9 14.1
29! 7 29.5
23.8 23.6
14. 8 18.2
9 ! 4 ll! 7
3.1 5.8
4. 5 7 2
3! 2 6 ! 6
14.5 14.8
16.4 17. 8
17.5 18.1
12 . Q 14.8
1 0 .6 18.9
78.
36* 92 78.0
45.4
26.7 97
29.2
32.3 . O
43*9 47.2
41.0 62.5
Jzi r

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T

C . — RELATIVE RETAIL PRICES OF 23 FOOD ARTICLES: 1920 AND
EACH MONTH OF 1920 COMPARED WITH 1913, FOR EACH OF 39 CITIES.

a b l e

ATLANTA, GA.
Article.

Av­
1920
Av­
er­
er­
age
Unit. age
for
for
Apr. May June July Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec. year
year Jan. Feb.
1913. 15. 15. u$ : 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. i5. 15. 15. 15. 1920.

Sirloin steak......... Pound..
Round steak......... .. .do.......
Rib roast............... ...do.......
Chuck roast.......... .. .do.......
Plate beef............. .. .do.......
Pork chops........... ...d o.......
Bacon, sliced........ .. .do.......
Ham, sliced.......... .. .do.......
Lamb.................... .. .do.......
Hens...................... .. .do.......
Milk, fresh............ Quart...
Butter................... Pound..
C h eese..................... __do.......
Lard...................... ...do.......
Eggs, strictly fresh Dozen...
Bread.................... Pound..
Flour...................... ...do.......
Corn meal............. ...do.......
Rice........................ ...do.......
Potatoes................ .. .do.......
Sugar, granulated. ...d o ....
Tea......................... .. .do.......
Coffee.....................
Index number of
22 weighted ar­
ticles 1....... ........

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

156
168
152
161
187
161
170
170
196
196
245
194
170
222
263
188
208
220
203
273
388
145
161

156
172
160
166
189
158
174
175
207
207
245
192
173
210
208
186
217
220
202
300
365
148
160

162
171
161
165
193
171
172
177
205
219
245
197
168
197
181
207
219
224
203
350
342
150
162

165
174
161
166
186
176
172
179
229
224
245
201
170
192
164
195
222
228
210
482
349
149
164

171
182
166
172
189
183
178
187
245
207
245
193
170
193
170
195
236
240
210
536
505
149
167

171
184
165
174
193
175
177
191
215
204
245
175
161
190
166
207
236
256
212
473
504
154
165

180
191
169
178
186
177
179
194
213
206
245
178
161
189
171
215
242
260
215
464
511
154
164

177
186
166
172
178
198
180
198
210
205
245
177
158
181
208
217
233
248
202
345
400
158
157

171
184
164
165
175
206
181
200
194
206
245
177
159
187
236
217
231
240
194
250
340
159
151

170
181
162
165
175
208
180
199
195
210
245
184
160
197
239
217
225
204
167
205
261
157
138

159
167
164
158
168
176
171
189
196
195
245
185
156
193
258
208
217
192
138
195
240
154
130

153
163
146
146
164
136
162
162
177
167
245
163
151
169
305
208
203
164
121
195
188
150
121

166
177
161
166
182
177
174
185
207
204
245
185
163
194
214
205
225
224
190
341
367
152
153

100 201 199 200 206 217 212 215 207 203 197 191 178 202

BALTIMORE, MD.
Sirloin steak......... Pound..
Round steak......... ...d o.......
Rib roast.............. ...do.......
Chuck roast.......... .. .do.......
Plate beef............. ...do.......
Pork chops........... .. .do.......
Bacon, sliced........ .. .do.......
Ham, sliced.......... .. .do.......
Lamb.................... .. .do.......
Hens...................... .. .do.......
Milk, fresh............ Quart...
Butter................... Pound..
Cheese.................... ...d o.......
Lard...................... ...do.......
Eggs, strictly fresh Dozen...
Bread.................... Pound..
Flour .................. .. .do.......
Corn meal............. .. .do.. ..
R ice....... ............. ...do.......
Potatoes................ .. .do.......
Sugar, granulated. ...d o ___
Tea. .................... . . .do.......
Coffee.................... ...do.......
Index number of
22 weighted ar­
ticles 1................

1 See footnote 2 on p. 2.



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

172
173
177
163
144
181
178
171
201
207
182
199
193
223
279
187
263
220
203
250
345
129
180

170
173
175
162
143
184
184
175
234
227
182
193
193
214
236
189
259
220
200
283
373
128
182

170
173
170
158
142
193
185
176
225
225
182
196
189
200
188
189
256
216
201
333
361
127
181

180
184
185
167
152
240
194
190
238
246
182
198
188
201
165
204
256
220
201
472
380
126
183

185
189
184
169
151
222
199
194
239
231
182
197
191
197
165
209
275
232
197
522
457
126
183

204
208
201
188
160
208
204
198
243
225
182
180
188
196
167
211
288
244
197
456
508
126
184

223
225
215
196
161
232
205
209
238
228
182
180
182
190
176
211
284
244
200
433
518
126
182

206 . 200
213 207
198 191
185 179
160 148
245 261
207 206
208 210
218 - 216
226 223
182 182
180 180
176 177
185 186
189 223
211 211
269 256
236 228
198 186
256 200
459 367
126 126
177 169

191
198
187
170
144
243
206
209
212
212
182
183
180
203
251
200
241
212
173
178
280
124
159

183
187
177
166
141
226
202
200
214
204
182
185
177
195
288
200
225
196
151
167
263
123
154

164
165
164
154
140
159
171
172
197
185
170
1711
173
168
306|
200
206
176
1441
161
214
122
144

187
191
185
171
149
216
195
193
223
220
181
187
184
197
220
202
256
220
188
311
378
126
173

100 205 204 201 212 217 219 223 213 209 203 200 182 207

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RETAIL PRICES, 1913 TO DECEMBER, 1920.

C . — RELATIVE RETAIL PRICES OF 23 FOOD ARTICLES: 1920 AND
EACH MONTH OF 1920 COMPARED WITH 1913, FOR EACH OF 39
CITIES—Continued.

a b l e

BIRMINGHAM, ALA.

Article.

1920
AvA y.
erage
age
Unit. for
for
Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May June Juiy Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec. year
year
1913. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. i5. 15. 15. 15. 1920.

Sirloin steak......... Pound..
Round steak......... .. .do.......
Rib roast.............. ...d o.......
Chuck roast......... .. .do.......
Plate beef . ........... ...d o.......
Pork chops........... ...do.......
Bacon, sliced........ ...do.......
Ham, sliced.......... ...d o.......
Lamb.................... .. .do.......
Hens..................... ...do.......
Milk, fresh............ Quart...
Butter.................. Pound..
Cheese.................... ...do.......
Lard...................... ...do.......
Eggs, strictly fresh Dozen...
Bread................ Pound..
Flour............
...do___
Corn meal............. ...d o .....
Rice......... .............. ...do.......
Potatoes............ ...do... .
Sugar, granulated. Pound..
Tea.................... ...do.......
Coffee.................... ...d o ...,.
Index number of
22 weighted ar­
ticles1. . .............

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

151
173
158
155
171
175
171
167
177
199
245
187
189
215
245
189
211
230
223
295
394
143
171

149
171
156
155
177
175
170
169
191
213
245
181
189
201
193
189
211
230
221
333
378
142
170

152
172
156
162
175
182
167
167
191
224
245
188
187
191
157
198
214
226
223
357
374
142
170

162
187
166
168
184
196
170
176
201
233
245
191
188
193
155
200
222
243
226
476
409
144
171

163
185
162
169
192
198
175
183
207
218
245
184
192
194
161
211
232
252
228
524
530
144
173

167
188
168
173
192
193
183
195
202
215
245
179
187
192
160
213
238
265
229
538
541
145
172

174
195
174
174
187
194
186
199
207
204
245
176
181
187
172
213
241
265
230
481
517
146
175

172
193
169
170
182
204
186
200
207
203
245
172
175
177
194
213
235
252
212
290
439
146
176

170
192
168
171
176
230
187
204
210
205
245
174
182
179
215
213
235
248
204
238
346
145
172

168
188
166
167
171
233
185
202
203
222
245
175
181
185
224
213
230
217
194
210
274
143
159

159 147
178 164
159 145
157 145
165 158
197 *153
175 159
189 169
205 182
209 182
245 245
175 162
174 172
185 162
242 274
211 209
222 208
200 178
172 155
214 205
244 200
142 ' 143
156 152

161
182
162
164
178
194
176
185
199
211
245
179
183
188
199
206
224
235
210
348
387
144
168

100 206 203 202 214 222 226 224 213 211 206 198 185 209

BOSTON, MASS.
Sirloin steak........ Pound..
Round steak......... .. .do.......
Rib roast............... .. .do.......
Chuck roast.......... ...d o .....
Plate beef............. .. .do.......
Pork chops........... ...do.......
Bacon, sliced... . . ...do.......
Ham, sliced. . . . . . ...do.......
L a m b ................. __do.......
Hens......... ...........
Milk, fresh............ Quart...
Butter................... Pound..
Cheese................... . . .do.......
Lard...................... ...do.......
Eggs, strictly fresh Dozen...
Bread.................... Pound..
Flour..................... ...d o .....
Corn meal............. ...do.......
Rice....................... ...do.......
Potatoes................ .. .do.......
Sugar, granulated. ...d o ___
Tea................... .. .do.......
Coffee.....................
Index number of
21 weighted ar­
ticles *...............

100
100
100
100

172
165
171
173>

1
166
162 .
163
172

167
161
162
172

185
181
182
190

176
165
168
178

192
189
180
197

203
195
186
209

199
201
182
210

201
198
187
207

196
190
183
197

191
183
175
192

169
156
156
167

185
179
175
189

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

167
190
178
184
185
191
193
190
212
244
192
238
206
199
282
267
117
160

166
188
180
198
191
191
192
190
201
207
190
235
206
199
353
3371
1171
160

181
187
181
191
193
191
193
192
194
174
190
238
211
204
406
326
119
162

207
188
191
227
200
191
201
191
192
169
192
243
209
211
465
359
119
161

197
190
194
195
207
183
193
188
185
168
192
259
214
211
500
443
119
162

194
200
205
203
212
183
178
184
185
172
192
259
220
210
571
478
119
162

209
200
223
210
210
191
182
181
182
189
192
257
220
209
512
476
119
162

220
198
228
198
207
197
179
180
177
207
192
246
217
208
247
441
119
161

243 248
199 203
228 228
196 188
210 209
208 207
182 183
182 181
178 186
225 250
193 193
241 224
220 220
204 195
194 182
357 244
119 . 119
158 150

219
200
216
191
200
207
180
179
185
283
193
216
214
170
200
226
118
139

153
181
179
179
190
206
168
176
166
284
176
189
197
158
176
191
117
135

200
194
203
197
201
196
185
185
187
214
190
238
214
198
341
346
119
156

100 195 196| 195 206 206 214 218 209 209 204 201 182 203

1 See footnote 2 on p. 2.
2 See footnote 2 on p. 2; also footnote 2 on p. 93.




BRIDGEPORT, CONN.

[Prices not secured for this city until after 1913, see p. 58,1

143

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T able C .—RELATIVE RETAIL PRICES OF 23 FOOD ARTICLES: 1920 AND

EACH MONTH OF 1920 COMPARED WITH 1913, FOR EACH OF 39
CITIES—Continued.

BUFFALO, N. Y.

Article.

1920
Av­
er­
age
Unit. for
year Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May June July Aug. Sep. Oet. Nov. Dec.
1913. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15 15. 15. 15.

Sirloin steak......... Pound..
Round steak........ ...d o ___
Rib roast............... ...d o ___
Chuck roast.......... ...d o ___
Plate beef.............. ...d o ....
Pork chops........... ...d o ___
Bacon, sliced........ ...d o.......
Ham, sliced.......... . . .do.......
Lamb.................... ...d o.......
Hens...................... ...d o.......
Milk, fresh............ Quart...
Butter.................... Pound..
Cheese.................... ...d o.......
Lard...................... __do.......
Eggs, strictly fresh Dozen...
Bread.................... Pound..
Flour...................... .. .do.......
Corn meal............. .. .do.......
Rice....... ................ "...do.......
Potatoes................ ...do.......
Sugar, granulated. ...d o.......
Tea........................ ...d o.......
Coffee..................... ...d o .....
Index number of
weighted ar­
ticles 1.................

22

Av­
erage
for
year
1920.

100 166 165 163 1S1 190 210 221 212 206 186 178 165 183
181
100 173 172 170 191 189 199: 208 202 199 188 185 161 191
192
178 191
100 182 178 159 174 169 205 2091 201 196 168 167 169 171
100 167 152 147 157 152 158 190 161 174 152 182 153 189
165
184
178
100 158
168!
153 143 155
159
100 184 192 195 236 214 202 229 239 215 215 229 162 216
259 258
100 186 193 190 204 206 215 223 223
221
205
174 204
189
100 193 202 190 217 204 216 211 224 215 221 202 186 207
212 214 196 189 188 198 170 198
100 199 207 210 225 213 214 209 214 217 204 215 190 208
197
187
189
100
188
100 200 200 200 206 181 175 178 200 213 213 213 200 186
189
100 203 202 202 200 197 193 188 188 179 184 188 166 199
189
199 194
175
100 218 206 198 197 192 197 188 179 181 191 186 183 192
189
194
189
100 267 220 179 166 163 166 179 196 210 244 277 298 214
196
195 191 165
100
100 257 253 253 257 280 287! 283 263 204 237 205 183 253
188 196 198 198 198
196 200
100 246 235 235 238 238 200 202 204 258 205 223 200 '238
100 191 191 194 192 198 197 254 258 257 250 210 142 185
238
100 294 324 353 465 518 553 471 235 188 153 159 165 324
197 195
175
100
171
165
100 304 335 346 357 393 465 470 439 367 267 244 202 350
100 149 148 149 146 161 162 161 156 150 150 148 130 154
100 160 159 159 160 149 148 149 148 149 149 139 147 148
.
100 208 206 204 216 215! 223 225 2131 210 205 202 184 210
BUTTE, MONT.

[Prices not secured for this city until after 1913, see p. 58.

CHARLESTON, S. C.

100
100
200 211 202 202
100
100
100
100 210 210
211
100
100 201 222 202 212 210
100
100
1 100 201 201 201 201 201 201 201 201 201
201
100 211 210
100 221
200
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
212
100

22




to
0
-a

176 179 180 187 188 199 196 190 190 191
Sirloin steak......... Pound..
Round steak__ __do.......
188 192 192 198
204
207
155 159 162 164 164 169 167 163 162 163
Rib roast............... __do.......
174 174 176 180 181 182 184 187 183 177
Chuck roast___ ...d o.......
Plate beef............. ...d o.......
181 175 171 183 181 190 192 178 191 185
170 168 168 182 183 186 188 197
226
Pork chops........... __do.......
197 206 204 206 208
217
Bacon, sliced........ ...d o.......
189 188 185 188 194
Ham, sliced.......... ...d o.......
208 208 209 207
186
213
218 215 209 206 206 205
Lamb.................... ...d o.......
217 223 216 224 223 229 234 230 230 230
Hens...................... ...d o.......
197
Milk, fresh............. Quart...
196 199 207 207 181 180| 181 179 180
Butter.................... Pound.. 100
208 206 206 199 189 181 184 191
Cheese...*............. ...d o.......
252 226 217 203
198 195 184 183 192
Lard...................... ...d o.......
254
196 172 162 160 170 187 193 217
Eggs, strictly fresh Dozen...
174 174! 189 189 189 216 223 223 223 216
Bread.................... Pound..
Flour..................... ...do.......
1 216 224! 227 232 238 246 241 243 243 243
208 208 213 213 229 242 242 242 233 217
Corn meal............. ...d o.......
Rice........................ ...d o.......
285 296 300 296 295 293 282 271 253 213
268 295 373 391 464 359 314 273 186 164
Potatoes................ .. .do.......
Sugar, granulated. ...d o ....
269 314 369 400 425 455 506 498 402 284
Tea......................... .. .do.......
160 160 160 161 159 159 161 158. 159 159
1 184 184 183 184 182 181 181 179 174 162
Coffee.................... .. .do.......
Index number of
weighted ar­
216 213 214 213 207 204
206 208
ticles 1................
1 See footnote 2 on p . 2.

186
199
165
166
173

183
193
152
166
175
173
187
204
217
197
170
180
185
238

187
199
162
177
181
188
208
197
208
225

175
178
168
206
158
146

217
262
286
“365
159
175

201
210
202 200
209
224
197
179
183
193

200
188
196
202
199

221
211 210 203
230 216 232
188
182
168
259
158
154

198 189 207

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T able C .—RELATIVE RETAIL PRICES OF 23 FOOD ARTICLES: 1920 AND

EACH MONTH OF 1920 COMPARED WITH 1913, FOR EACH O F . 39
CITIES—Continued.
CHICAGO, ILL.
Article.

1920
Av­
er­
age
Unit. for
year Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May June July Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec.
1913. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15.

Sirloin steak......... Pound..
Round steak......... ...d o.......
Rib roast............... __do.......
Chuck roast.......... ...d o.......
Plate beef.............. ...d o.......
Pork chops........... .. .do.......
Bacon, sliced........ ...d o.......
Ham, sliced......... .. .do.......
Lamb................... ...d o.......
Hens...................... ...d o .....
Milk, fresh............ Quart...
Butter.................... Pound..
Cheese.................... ...d o.......
Lard...................... ...d o.......
Eggs, strictly fresh Dozen...
Bread.................... Pound..
Flour...................... .. .do.......
Corn meal............. ...d o.......
Rice........................ __do.......
Potatoes.............. . ...d o.......
Sugar, granulated. .. -do.......
Tea......................... __do.......
Coffee...................
Index number of
weighted ar­
ticles 1 . . ........... ....... - —

22

Av.
er- .
age
for
year
1920.

100 160 160 168 171 177 191 206 204 209 204 193 176 185
100 158 157 165 176 172 179 202 184 184 179 175 159 173
187
198
168 180
100 154 156 175 174 169 173 182 197 181 193 184 154 168
100 158 150 159 159 172 159 184 161 164 166 150 141 157
153
171
178
175 166
100 154 150 156 165
100 171 188 201 227 197 187 224 229 253 188 207 162 206
147
100 162 163 164 175 176 187 190 191 190 242 184 164 179
168 171 172 178 181
180
184 193 195 196 195
100 187 198 202 211 214 210 210 201 204 195 181 179 201
100 195 216 229 241 236 219 219 222 234 191 193 180 215
195
100
100 188 188 175 196 175 169 188 170 175 175 188 175 180
100 191 183 204 175 183 175 174 200 200 200 158 158 185
100 177 202 176 195 191 173 186 183 181 185 188 156 170
176
172 167 165 164
100 211 214 188 176 173 174 183 204 222 245 279 300 219
182 162 189
100 266 196 175 174 187
100 282 279 275 286 202 304 203 279 271 203 203 189 197
174 190 190 190
203
100 228 231 238 245 311 203 296 245 203 250 221 224 238
100 198 202 207 207 234 203 202 199 245 281 234 196 271
241 248
100 325 363 413 550 203 700 613 319 238 178 200 175 388
189
162 147 191
100
556
188
100 388 384 367 424 543V 555 520 394 310 243 220 192 378
100 126 149 150 149 127 130 130 137 135 130 127 126 129
100 . 147 126 127 127 148 149 149 147 142 133 129 121 142
100 202 201 206 219 220 227 229 210 207 198 194 175 207
CINCINNATI, OHIO.

Sirloin steak......... Pound..
Round steak........ ...d o.......
Rib roast............... .. .do.......
Chuck roast.......... ...d o .....
Plate beef............. ...d o.......
Pork chops. . , ___ .. .do.......
Bacon, sliced........ ...d o.......
Ham, sliced.......... ...d o.......
Lamb.................... __do.......
Hens...................... . _.do.......
Milk, fresh............. Quart...
Butter.................... Pound..
Cheese.................... .. .do.—
Lard...................... .. .do.......
Eggs, strictly fresh Dozen...
Bread................... Pound..
Flour...................... ...d o.......
Corn meal............. __do.......
Rice....................... __do.......
Potatoes................ ...d o.......
Sugar, granulated. ...d o ....
T ea.................... . ...d o .....
Coffee..................... ...d o.......
Index number of
weighted ar­
ticles1 ...............

22

1 See footnote 2 on p. 2.



179
100 143 147 148 153 162 187 179 184 174 166 160 147 161
100 151 149 150 157 166 176 188 178 169 165 163 153 162
155
165 172
166 153
100 139 138 156 148 157 164 167 158 181 172 148 142 169
146
176 171
100 167 165 160 168 173 175 175 167 153 162 158 152 150
136
149
100
161
165
100 173 169 183 200 188 184 206 220 245 234 193 143 195
167 168
191
200 167 183
100 173 177 168 195 203 209 214 218 220 219 215 182 200
178
186
195 195
100 210 218 224 241 229 190 193 194 191 197
177
100 204 202 205 208 217 212 216 203 202 189 205 178 211
100 173
211 199
187
198
100 188 188 200 188 188 188 188 171 174 188 188 188 188
188
188 188
191 187
192 182
100 208 212 207 215 214 206 201 200 200 200 200 196 205
179
179.
100 207 192 182 189 187 166 175 176 181 197 180 153 184
100 298 212 186 162 168 165 187 196 228 256 298 294 221
184 182
190 145
100
100 210 245 239 210 225 240 240 240 252 240 240 215 227
100 207 210 210 242 264 270 233 233 240 193 181 167 245
100 245 205 203 203 211 226 267 255 215 236 224 203 204
200
100 209 328 200 196 511 205 208 317 194 211 211 206 350
100 311 361 500 206 522 456 207 267 181 161 138 193
100 36Q 326 349 460 551 508 506 392 349 236 228 189 357
100 169 171 170 170 169 169 126 127 128 128 127 125 127
100 128 125 125 125 128 128 169 167 157 140 133 130 159
100 202 196 199 214 220 219 220 207 206 197 194 174 203

GENERAL TABLES,

145

T able C .—RELATIVE RETAIL PRICES OF 23 FOOD ARTICLES: 1920 AND

EACH MONTH OF 1920 COMPARED WITH 1913, FOR EACH OF 39
CITIES—Continued.

CLEVELAND, OHIO.

Article.

1920
Av-.
Av­
ererage
Unit. age
for Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May June July Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec. for
year
year
1913. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. i920.

Sirloin steak......... Pound..
Round steak........ ...d o.......
Rib roast.............. ...d o.......
Chuck roast.......... __do.......
Plate beef............. ...d o .......
Pork chops........... ...d o.......
Bacon, sliced........ ...d o .......
Ham, sliced.......... ...d o.......
Lamb.................... __do.......
Hens...................... __do.......
Milk, fresh............ Quart...
Butter................... Pound..
Cheese................... __do.......
Lard...................... __do........
Eggs, strictly fresh Dozen...
Bread.................... Pound..
Flour..................... ...d o .......
Corn meal............. . . .do.......
Rice....................... ...d o .....
Potatoes................ .. .do.......
Sugar, granulated. ...d o ___
Tea......................... ...d o.......
Coffee....................
Index number of
weighted ar­
ticles 1................

22

100 156 159 164 180 196 205 198 196 184 178 156 178
181
100 159 162 163 178 175 193 208 200 194 187 161 148 165
100 155 152 166 166 179 177 179 174 171 164 178 157 163
164
144
100 153 156 155 165 164 155 152 174 170 144 160 140 152
166 169 173 178
100 153 155 152 161
148 148
150
139
100 180 182 182 225 203 191 222 228 204 200 205 174 206
175 181 198
257 250
191 195 202
193
100 160 162 161 167 169 178 206 206 182 179 173 153 171
185 184
100 191 205 205 217 224 215 220 203 198 193 196 177 203
100 199 214 227 253 232 220 218 226 224 207 203 183 217
192
100
100 189 195 198 183 183 169 179 195 195 177 186 159 180
100 195 184 195 199 178 183 183 170 173 195 183 183 189
100 209 187 183 185 182 181 185 177 176 176 172 168 186
100 186 196 188 188 184 162: 181 192 182 186 187 165 179
100 269 207 166 158 159 183 176 179 212 232 259 266 205
211 259 215 191 204
100 256 253 250 196 275 204 278 266 215 250 228 206 256
198 196 196
196
100 225 236 243 239 250 288 243 215 236 215 218 204 236
256
100 215 218 214 215 218 222 222 221 220 201 172 155 208
243
232
100 312 341 382 571 588 624 547 257 241 241 206 200 376
282
100
100 350 341 343 372 448 504 531 435 343 252 243 204 363
100 193 146 152 150 197 150 195 193 154 176 152 151 151
100 148 192 195 195 151 195 156 154 191 153 170 165 188
100 205 201 204 220 219 224 227 210 208 202 196 176 208
COLUMBUS, OHIO.

[Prices not secured for this city until after 1913, see p. 58.]

DALLAS, TEX.

Sirloin steak......... Pound..
Round steak........ ...d o__ _
Rib roast............... __do.......
Chuck roast.......... .. .do.......
Plate beef............. .. .do.......
Pork chops........... __do.......
Ba$on, sliced........ ...d o.......
Ham, sliced.......... ...d o .....
Lamb.................... .. .do.......
Hens...................... ...d o.......
Milk, fresh............ Quart...
Butter................... Pound..
Cheese.................... __do.......
Lard...................... __do.......
Eggs, strictlyfresh Dozen...
Bread.................... Pound..
Flour................... .. .do.......
Corn m eal........... ...d o.......
Rice....................... __do.......
Potatoes................ .. .do.......
Sugar, granulated. ...d o ___
Tea......................... ...d o.......
Coffee....................
Index number of
weighted ar­
ticles.1..........
1 See footnote 2 on p. 2.

22




100 169 176 177 177 185 188 179 178 176 176 172 177
100 179 164 187 170 181 183 179 183 184 184 184 179 167
183
184
172 174 171
100 167 171 167 189 .179 188 180 172 167 169 164 158 171
165
100 163 178' 182 179 181 183 178 179 172 166 161 158 175
171 175
174 167
180
160
100 175
164
100 184 180 185 195 145 151 152 207 214 228 204 140 149
196 190 194
157 194
100 152 177 183 187 187 196 198 200 204 196 189 171 188
148
154 155 153
100 171 143 144 215 211 219 204 156 210 200 187 181 201
100 192 195 192
204
100 186 198 226 220 230 211 206 202 208 206 193 176 205
100 211 211 193 199 185 174 201 201 171 172 191 178 178
191
100 221 184 204 191 218 194 172 168 191 194 200 191 196
194
174 154
100 213 223 222 212 192 206 201 201 201 201 183 174 208
100 261 211 203 150 152 144 186 192 218 232 261 286 200
192
190
195
168 172 192
100 187 155
167
100 224 224 239 242 264 224 258 222 242 236 224 191 242
224 224 226
222 245
220
100 231 228 224 217 231 261 241 231 222 222 200 209 217
248 248
100 200 204 195 203 206 217 214 214 210 214 224 166 192
224
100 323 314 355 459 527 541 468 282 236 172 148 14i 341
208
100
191 195 186
100 355 331 357 376 476 478 484 419 319 241 219 130 353
191
100 148 131 133 135 138 151 149 149 141 131 131 119 133
100 129 150 150 150 150 135 133 132 132 129 122 142
100 201 195 197 203 210 210 209 198 194 190 185 172 197

146

RETAIL PRICES, 1913 TO DECEMBER, 1920.

T able C .—RELATIVE RETAIL PRICES OF 23 FOOD ARTICLES: 1920 AND

EACH MONTH OF 1920 COMPARED WITH 1913, FOR EACH OF 39
CITIES—Continued.
DENVER, COLO.
Article.

1920
AvAv­
ererageage
Unit. for
for
year Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May. June July Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec. year
1913. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 1920.

Sirloin steak......... Pound..
Round steak........ . . .do.......
Rib roast........... ...d o.......
Chuck roast.......... ...d o.......
Plate beef............. ...d o.......
Pork chops......... . . -do.......
Bacon, sliced........ .. .do.......
Ham, sliced.......... ...d o.......
Lamb.................... __do.......
Hens...................... __do.......
Milk, fresh............ Quart...
Butter................. . Pound..
Cheese................... ...d o.......
Lard...................... __do........
Eggs, strictly fresh Dozen...
Bread.................... Pound..
Flour................... .. .do.......
Corn meal... .... . . .do.......
Rice....................... .. .do.......
Potatoes................ ...d o .......
Sugar, granulated. .. .do___
T e a ................. ...do...*.
Coffee.................... ...d o.......
Index number of
weighted ar­
ticles 1................

22

192 180
100 146 151 150 166 169 184 208 182
170 186
150
100 145 148 162 163 174 184 190 181
163
100 142 152 138 153 156 171 177 164
150
100 138
100 158 152 154 159 169 174 167 162
100 177 177 185 209 208 196 213 233
199 202
208
100 179 185 184 189 196 204 208 215
209
100 185 179 218 212 227 230 230 221
178 183
100 187 200 204 229 212 213 200 207
185 191
100
100 184 155 155 189 177 159 166 166
100 155 180 196 155 155 155 155 155
100 227 173 172 171 172 169 167 166
173
100 228 215 206 204 206 202 193 188
100 179 159 157 162 154 172 193
222 288 224
100 215 217 219 269 220 288 226 258
100 273 269 262 240 244 244 244 226
248 244 236
100 213 215 217 219 220 222 277 217
220 244
100 393 421 507 657 736 914 693 350
100
100 242 275 273 276 284 289 291 289
100 133 135 136 136 168 138 138 170
100 169 169 169 170 137 171 171 138
100 190 190 195 205 208 215 212 197

170
170
172
156
161
249
208
217
218
206
152
173
167
185
209
226
258
252
209
243
285
141
166

156
156
157
139
147
255
206
198
197
152
171
167
193
225
224
242
228
190
214
258
141
152

212

152
147
155
137
148

220
197
207
186
191
152
177
163
194
253

131
134
141
125
134
154
170
175
180
167
152
146
159
172
286
198
176
143
186

162
164
165
150
157
206
195
199
208

201

154
174
168
199
198
219
258
219
232
192
172
205
207
457
242
267
141 138 138
146 137 163

211 200
200

193 186 182 164 195

DETROIT, MICH.
Sirloin steak......... Pound..
Round steak------ .. .do.......
Rib roast............ . ...d o.......
Chuck roast......... .. .do.......
Plate beef............ .. .do.......
Pork chops........... .. .do.......
Bacon, sliced........ . . .do.......
Ham, sliced.......... ...d o.......
Lamb................... .. .do.......
Hens..................... .. .do.......
Milk, fresh............. Quart...
Butter.......... ........ Pound..
Cheese................. . ...d o.......
Lard... . ................ ...d o.......
Eggs, strictly fresh Dozen...
Bread.................... Pound..
Flour............ ........ .. .do.......
Corn meal............. ...d o.......
Rice....................... ...d o.......
Potatoes.........— .. .do.......
Sugar, granulated. .. .do----Tea......................... .. .do.......
Coffee^.............. ..
Index number of
weighted ar­
ticles 1...............

22

1 See footnote 2 on p. 2.



100 155 157
100 157 158
165
100 159 167
100 155 161
100 159
100 208 192
191
100 201 209
100 234 207
100 200 258
100 223
100 199 194
190 190
100 206 207
100 209 206
100
100 295 235
100 255 258
195 196
100 246 261
100 218 219
100 353 367
100
100 292 333
100 155 151
100 167 171
100 211 21Q

255
246
413
327
157
173

369
156
173

177
190
168
164
159
261
227
246
231
205
190
188
191
183
256
216
242
257
192
180
246
159
146

169
183
166
161
154
224
228
223
193
190
194
191
183
287
216
226
232
174
180
240
158
138

153 •174
162 188
148 170
148 169
141 162
163
186
207 231
203 246
183 * 220
167 185
167 189
185 197
159 186
328 228
198 207
197 255
214 254
152
160 393
192 363
155 156
132 161

211

227 228 239 238 217 214 205

201

181 215

158
172
159
157
155
203

212
221
250

228
190
206
205
189
192

180
195
182
179
172
245
223
233
286
248
171
204
203
192
175

200 200
258
246
221 225
580

178
194
176
174
163
217
229
237
262
237
179
190
188
171
205
271
257
226
553
519
156
173

201

190
208
183
183
170

210

234
249
274
225
179
177
196
184
175
207
277
264
230
787
525
154
170

195
213
184
185
174
234
238
250
253
230
190
182
196
185
184
209
287
271
230
613
546
155
170

189
205
176
166
243
235
245
236
232
190
178
192
179
209
216
274
264
225
280
440
157
167

176

188
204
181
176
167
265
235
250
236
234
190
185
192
175
232
216
265
261
213
337
158
159

212

212

221
221

211

147

GENERAL TABLES,

T able C .— RELATIVE RETAIL PRICES OF 23 FOOD ARTICLES: 1920 AND

EACH MONTH OF 1920 COMPARED WITH 1913, FOR EACH OF 39
CITIES—Continued.

FALL RIVER, MASS.

Article.

1920
Av­
Av­
er­
er­
age
Unit. age
for Jan. Feb. Mar.
for
year 15. 15. 15. T May June July Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec. year
15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 1920.
1913.

Sirloin steak......... Pound..
Round steak........ ...d o ___
Rib roast.............. ...d o .- ..
Chuck roast.......... ...d o ___
Plate beef............. ...do. - -.
Pork chops........... ... do. . . .
Bacon, sliced........ ...d o ___
Ham, sliced.......... ...d o ....
Lamb.................... ...d o ___
Hens...................... ...d o ___
Milk, fresh,........... Quart...
Butter................... Pound..
Cheese................... ...d o ___
Lard...................... ...d o ___
Eggs, strictly fresh Dozen...
Bread.................... Pound..
Flour...................... ...d o .. . .
Corn meal............. ... do. . . .
Rice....................... ...d o ___
Potatoes................ ...d o ___
Sugar, granulated. ...d o .. ..
Tea......................... ...d o .. . .
Coffee.................... ...d o----Index number of
weighted ar­
ticles 2 .................

21

100 173 174 177
174
100 146 149 150
174
100 149 175 150
100 149
100 167 167 186
100 168 189 181
187
100 174 171 169
100 189 192 194
100 186 187
100 178 178 192
193
100 195 183 •187
182
100 215 203 181
191
100 269 237 206
100
100 258 258 258
100 192 194 194
100 246 257 257
100 263 321 384
100 179 184 184
100 369 369 361
100 152 152 155
100 131 131 134
100 200 200 201

201
201

222

181
185
157
155

181
185
157
154

167
196 219 217 215 204
197
217 219 204
164
164 174 167 166 157 153 131
170 180 169 168 156 154 130

192
194
156
157

195
187
176
209
195
187
195
181
191
167
194
261
249
188
416
370
140
154

196
189
179
185

187
195
180
187
170
194
276
257
190
474
481
140
155

193
196
185
198
209
187
180
178
183
173
194
273
240
189
521
493
135
155

204 217 234 245 218
202 204 205 204 200
200 207 201 195
200 214 202 206 193
206
213 211 217 217 199

198
194
185
195
203
186
185
178
185

211

215

202

202

183
180
177
179
185
194
279
251
189
468
494
136
157

183
180
176
175
203
194
270
257
188

189
182
175
177
223
194
267
251
182
189
459 361
138 136
156 156

221

220 209

207

HOUSTON, TEX.

189
183
174
185
248
194
258
249
175
168
265
136
152

151
175
168
181
199
189
168
172
147
287
171
209
246
144
163

189
179
173
184
275
194
192
230
258
243
251
170
180
174
316
246
372
135 135 136
143 >38 152

220

200

I
202 19911 180

204

[Prices not secured for this city until after 1913, see p. 58.)

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

INDIANAPOLIS, IND.

138 141 143
Sirloin steak......... Pound..
146 149 151
Round steak........ ...d o ___
Rib roast............... ...d o ___
149 153 158
Chuck roast.......... ...d o----152 155 154
141 146 151
Plate beef............. .. .do___
158 161 174
Pork chops........... ... do. . . .
Bacon, sliced........ ...d o ___
163 162 161
172 173 174
Ham, sliced.......... ...d o----207 217 233
Lamb.................... ... do. . . .
176 194 205
Hens...................... ...d o___
175 175 175
Milk, fresh............ Quart...
Butter................... Pound..
193 187
216 218
Cheese................... ...d o .. . .
205 194 184
Lard...................... ... do. . . .
Eggs,strictlyfresh Dozen...
289 223 166
190
Bread.................... Pound..
Flour..................... ...d o___
241! 250 244
223 223 215
Corn meal............. ...d o ___
Rice....................... ...d o .. . .
215! 214
Potatoes................ ...d o ___
350 363 406
336 348 336
Sugar, granulated. ...d o .--148 147 145
Tea................. . .. .d o.. . .
Coffee.................... ...d o ___
166 168 J66
Index number of
weighted ar­
ticles i ................
198 196 197
1See footnote 2 on page 2. footnote 3 on p. 105.
on
2 See footnote 2
p. 2; also

22




155
163
166
165
157
191
171
187
242
214
175
213
184
157

163
170
171
172
156
194
180
196
234
209
175
183
181
167
227
269
238
213
588
484
146
167

201 201 212
211
210 210 210
247
231
211 213
594
381
144
167

169
178
172
178
162
180
177
196
254
209
175
172
204
179
163
227
275
254
216
788
503
142
169

213 219 228

180 . 177
190 184
176 174
179 174
166 157
188 205
182 183
205 205
244 187
204
175 175
179 172
191
181 175
172 195
227 227
266 253
254 246
214
619 344
490 384
142 145
168 166

200

200

211

172
180
173
170
154
228
186
205
185
195
175
177
191
174
225
227
250
246
207
269
303
147
162

222 204 201

158
168
165
162
150
227
183
187
186
175
179
193
182
243
227
234
231
197

151
154
160
158
148
184
170
192
193
183
175
182
191
178
288
227
219
188
170

139; 157
142| 165
155 164
148 164
139 152
136j 186
159 173
167! 190
179| 214
181; 196
175i 175
1571 182
191! 203
148! 181
301 216
198 218
203 247
165 227
154 203
169 406
236 216 179 350
147 144 145 145
153 145 138 J U

202

200 200

192 186 169

202

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RETAIL PRICES, 1913 TO DECEMBER, 1920.

C .—RELATIVE RETAIL PRICES OF 23 FOOD ARTICLES: 1920 AND
EACH MONTH OF 1920 COMPARED WITH 1913, FOR EACH OF 39
CITIES—Continued.
JACKSONVILLE, FLA.

T able

Article.

1920
Av­
Av­
er­
er­
age
age
Unit. for
for
Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May June July Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec. year
year 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15.
1913.
1920.

Sirloin steak........ Pound..
Round steak........ ...d o ....
Rib roast.............. ...d o .. . .
Chuck roast.......... ...d o ___
Plate beef............ ...d o ----Pork chops........... ...d o ----Bacon, sliced........ ...d o ....
Ham, sliced---- .. ...d o ___
Lamb.................... ...d o .. . .
Hens...................... ... do. . . .
Milk, fresh............ Quart...
Butter.................. Pound..
Cheese................... ...d o ___
Lard..................... ...d o ....
Eggs, strictly fresh Dozen...
Bread.................... Pound..
Flour..................... ...d o ___
Corn meal............. ...d o ....
R ice..................... ...d o ___
Potatoes............ .. ...d o___
Sugar, granulated. ...d o ....
T ea....!............ ... do. . . .
Coffee....................
Index number of
weighted ar­
ticles1................

22

100 177
157
100 132
100 170
100
100 148
100 191
100 172
100 176
183
100 180
100
100 167
100 194
100 192
100 226
100 245
100 213
167
100• 190
100 255
100 250
100
100
100 323
100 148
158
100 195

155
174
133
165
148
167
181
181
164
186
167
185
192
216
199
167
226
186
259
275
327
149
154

149
171
127
159
156
169
175
175
181
192
167
194
189
206
166
172
232
186
258
313
325
150
160

155
173
128
168
159
178
180
183
205
197
167
188
203
145
170
229
190
259
404
330
151
160

156
174
130
163
163
183
180
187
197
193

157
176
132
166
160
174
185
191
175
194

159
181
130
166
158
177
190
204
177
187

155
178
129
164
156
194
193
207
182
184

156
179
131
167
155
199
190
207
192

151
172
130
161
148
218
192
172
197

438
478
152
161

338
423
152
162

358
433
152
162

258
425
151
153

192
318
150
140

171 167 171
242 235 183
150 151 148
129

190 189 194 205 198

201

196 191 187 183 172 192

154
170
127
160
146
183
186
199
176
189

143 154

158 174
121- 129
149 163

140
154
165
174
167
174

181 202
195 174 175 174 172 172 174 160
200 202 202 202 202 202 202 202 202
191 186 175 172 172 172 169 166
203 200 195 183 186 199 197 181
150 152 161 172 202 207 223 248
186 195 198 198 192 191 191 183
237 242 242 239 234 226 221 200
200 217 224 207 200 176 162 148
259 258 255 235 224 198 180 165
122 121

153
181
184
191
180
189
190
181
180
199
189
184
229
190
233
279
337
150
148

KANSAS CITY, MO.

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

149 149 161 164 165 183 194 183 179 175 169 158 169
Sirloin steak......... Pound..
Round steak........ . .. d o . . . 10Q 149 148 159 165 166 186 193 184 178 173 166 150 168
Rib roast.......... __do. . . .
148 148 156 162 163 179 178 174 165 163 161 152 162
Chuck roast.......... ...d o___
133 134 145 148 147 162 161 156 149 142 145 130 1461
Plate beef............. ...d o ....
133 135 139 140 143 152 145 141 139 137 137 127 139
Pork chops........... ...d o----158 167 176 195 186 177 199 203 230 230
142 193
Bacon, sliced..... ...d o ___
178 170 172 176 189 191 196 192 193 190 185 168 184
Ham, sliced.......... ...d o ___
178 182 186 193 216
213 213
213 205 178
Lamb.................... ...d o .. . .
164 163 186 197 204 203 195 189 187 186 177 166 185
Hens...................... ...d o___
216 229 246 262 242 238 225 224 228 224 216 198 229
Milk, fresh........... Quart...
180 180 180 180 180 180 180 180 180 180 180 180 180
Butter................... Pound..
182 181 197 199 184 172 175 172 174 177 181 159 179
Cheese................... ...d o ___
204 205
203
194 193 195 188 181
Lard...................... ...d o___
207 196 191 192 185 187 184 183 185 186 183 162 197
187
Eggs, strictly fresh Dozen...
273 216 186 180 179 176 181 203
247 273 305
Bread.................... Pound..
193 203
207 207 213
223 217
198 208
Flour................... ...d o ___
257 257 247 243 260 263 263 257 253 243 230 207 250
Com meal............. ...d o___
273 273 277 269 292 296 304 296 300 285 254 215 277
Rice....................... ...d o ___
217
216 218
218
169 152 143
Potatoes................ ...d o ....
341 365 412 571 571 694 471 276 247 206
188 376
Sugar, granulated ...d o ....
277 347 344 367 518 539 505 400 323 260 226 186 359
Tea......................... . . .d o.. . .
151 149 152 149 151 151 155 156 157 160 160 160 154
Coffee....................
173 174 175 174 176 177 179 174 *71 163 150 142 169
Index number of
weighted ar­
ticles1.................
198 199 205 218 223 231
205 203 198 192 176 206

22

1 See footnote 2 on p. 2.



212

212

202 202 202 200
202
220
220
220 221 220
221

221

200

210 202
210 200

200

220
202

149

GENERAL TABLES,

C .—RELATIVE RETAIL PRICES OF 23 FOOD ARTICLES: 1920 AND
EACH MONTH OF 1920 COMPARED WITH 1913, FOR EACH OF 39
CITIES—Continued.
LITTLE ROCK, ARK.

T able

Article.

1920
Av­
Av­
erer­
age
age
Unit. for
for
year Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May June July Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec. year
1913. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 1920.

Sirloin steak......... Pound..
Round steakj....... .. .d o___
Rib R o a st......... ...d o.......
Chuck roast.......... ...d o.......
Plate beef............. ...d o.......
Pork chops__ *.. ...d o.......
Bacon, sliced........ . . .do.......
Ham, sliced.......... .. do.......
Lamb.................... .. .do.......
Hens...................... .. .do.......
Milk, fresh............ Quart...
Butter................... Pound..
Cheese.................... .. do.......
Lard...................... . .. do.......
Eggs, strictly fresh Dozen...
Bread.................... Pound..
Flour..................... . . . do.......
Corn meal............. __do.......
Rice....................... .. d o __
Potatoes................ .. .do.......
Sugar, granulated. ...d o.......
Tea......................... __do.......
Coffee..................... ...d o.......
Index number of
22 weighted ar­
ticles.1................

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

148
174
165
153
153
iso:

152
176
194
184
198
175
192
235
251
175
219
224
206
280
396
176
175

147
175
162
151
156
177
153
173
216
206
198
169
192
221
202
175
222
232
211
295
363
180
176

150
180
166
155
154
185
152
176
225
217
198
177
192
198
173
175
222
224
218
330
354
180
175

157
191
172
169
171
189
156
185
232
213
198
179
194
204
166
175
228
228
220
480
420
178
172

160
191
172
170
171
196
156
194
220
212
198
173
191
196
157
175
233
256
223
535
477
178
173

160
193
173
164
167
190
160
204
214
202
198
156
180
194
162
183
242
256
219
490
486
182
171

161
195
174
163
165
202
160
214
215
191
198
160
180
188
173
183
242
248
218
435
484
182
172

156
188
169
161
164
208
160
214
210
189
198
159
176
181
196
183
236
244
218
335
405
186
169

153
187
168
160
156
224
161
211
205
195
198
159
175
184
212
183
233
232
204
235
314
187
161

150
182
159
147
143
224
159
209
211
206
198
164
179
182
226
183
231
192
167
195
259
190
148

145
178
159
145
143
201
156
202
188
194
198
161
178
177
255
183
219
176
141
180
241
195
141

139
168
151
144
136
167
144
178
204
174
191
146
169
167
295
178
206
156
131
175
204
195
138

152
183
166
157
157
195
156
195
211
198
197
165
183
194
206
180
228
224
198
330
366
184
164

100 197 192 192 204 209 207 207 200 194 188 183 172 195

LOS ANGELES, CALIF.
Sirloin steak......... Pound..
Round steak......... . _ do__
Rib roast............... .. .do.......
Chuck roast.......... ...d o ....
Plate beef............. __do___
Pork chops........... .. do.......
Bacon, sliced........ ...d o.......
Ham, sliced.......... ...d o.......
Lamb.................... ...d o .......
Hens...................... ...d o.......
Milk, fresh............ Quart...
Butter................... Pound..
Cheese.................... . . .do.......
Lard...................... ...d o .....
Eggs, strictly fresh Dozen...
Bread.................... Pound..
Flour..................... . . . do.......
Corn m eal........... __do.......
Rice....................... ...d o.......
Potatoes................ .. do.......
Sugar, granulated. .. .do___
T ea...................... . . .do.......
Coffee.................... . .. do.......
Index number of
22 w eigh ted
articles.1.........,.

1 See footnote 2 on p. 2.




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

145
148
154
143
145
188
180
169
184
182
160
185
230
194
176
157
223
227
231
427
267
129
129

149
150
163
150
148
186
178
171
184
195
160
184
230
194
132
157
226
218
234
407
315
130
129

157
157
166
146
145
180
181
175
196
196
160
172
228
186
117
157
220
215
236
500
302
134
130

158
156
169
147
146
187
185
179
205
203
160
163
228
187
124
157
223
218
236
647
333
132
127

160
157
170
144
141
188
189
179
197
194
160
160
226
179
132
162
231
239
240
640
465
133
128

158
158
171
141
133
191
189
192
181
171
160
164
219
176
138
174
234
239
238
633
489
133
128

162
160
172
143
137
202
192
193
185
165
180
174
223
177
150
174
234
245
235
527
456
138
128

162
159
171
141
134
205
193
199
189
165
180
179
223
171
164
174
234
245
229
307
409
139
127

163
158
173
141
134
206
193
196
186
173
180
198
224
166
191
174
231
242
222
300
315
139
122

161
157
173
139
141
214
194
197
187
186
180
182
226
168
224
174
226
230
192
247
233
139
115

158
156
170
143
152
211
190
201
187
192
180
170
224
170
251
159
209
218
173
220
228
136
114

151
153
169
138
143
180
174
186
184
185
180
158
222
168
221
159
194
200
166
200
187
135
104

157
156
168
143
142
195
186
186
189
184
170
174
225
178
168
166
223
227
219
420
333
135
123

100 178 179 180 186 193 195 195 187 186 180 177 166 184

150

RETAIL PRICES, 1913 TO DECEMBER, 1920.

C .— RELATIVE RETAIL PRICES OF 23 FOOD ARTICLES: 1920 AND
EACH MONTH OF 1920 COMPARED WITH 1913, FOR EACH OF 39
CITIES—Continued.
LOUISVILLE, KY.

T able

Article.

1920
Av­
Av­
erer­
age
age
Unit. for
for
year Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May June July Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec. year
1913. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 1920.

Sirloin steak......... Pound..
Round steak........ .. do__
Rib roast...........1. ...d o .....
Chuck roast.......... .. do__
Plate beef............ ...d o .....
Pork chops........... ...do.......
Bacon, sliced....... ...d o.......
Ham, sliced.......... ...d o.......
Lamb.................... ...d o.......
Hens...................... .. do....
Milk, fresh............ Quart...
Butter................... Pound..
Cheese.................. ...d o.......
Lard...................... !'.. .do.......
Eggs, strictly fresh Dozen...
Bread................... Pound..
Flour..................... ...d o.......
Corn meal............ ...d o.......
Rice....................... ...d o.......
Potatoes................ .. do__
Sugar, granulated. ...d o ....
T ea ........................
C offee ................... ...d o ....
In d ex number of
22 weighted ar­
ticles.12
................

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

148
166
152
158
164
165
174
168
176
177
182
189
200
198
297
179
214
226
219
253
389
136
174

152
168
152
160
170
173
168
172
212
187
182
180
195
188
225
177
214
222
231
279
362
134
180

150
164
153
156
163
182
166
172
225
189
182
190
192
179
173
177
208
217
230
311
368
134
178

164
182
157
168
173
208
174
188
238
205
182
194
194
185
168
195
214
235
228
447
426
136
180

169
190
162
173
176
206
177
195
260
193
182
174
197
181
168
195
224
261
228
511
606
134
182

176
199
167
175
172
192
180
206
230
185
182
164
182
178
164
195
219
270
228
621
558
134
181

180
201
170
178
176
203
186
209
218
177
182
170
172
176
184
195
219
261
228
368
538
137
179

171
190
162
172
173
210
185
209
197
171
182
162
172
167
201
182
211
239
222
247
438
138
174

164
180
156
158
162
244
186
209
183
187
182
171
176
169
236
182
211
230
212
184
300
138
167

158
175
155
156
156
235
182
205
191
186
182
173
180
179
244
182
211
200
187
142
245
138
161

150
170
149
150
155
193
182
188
181
177
182
180
179
174
291
179
192
161
152
142
236
135
157

145
161
141
140
144
141
156
163
178
155
176
153
169
142
303
177
181
139
145
132
192
134
139

161
179
156
162
166
196
176
190
207
182
182
175
184
176
221
184
211
222
210
305
389
136
171

100 197 192 190 206 216 218 210 198 195 189 183 164 197

MANCHESTER, N. H.
Sirloin steak........ Pound..
Round steak...... .. do.......
Rib roast.............. ...d o.......
Chuck roast_____ .. .do.......
Plate*beef........... . . !do... Pork chops.......... ...d o.......
Bacon, sliced.. .. .. do.......
Ham, sliced.......... .. .do.......
Lamb.................... ...d o.......
Hens...................... ...d o.......
Milk, fresh............ Quart...
Butter................... Pound..
Cheese................... .. .do.......
Lard........... .......... . .. do.......
Eggs, strictly fresh Dozen...
Bread.................... Pound..
Flour................... ...do.......
Com meal............. . . . do.......
Rice...................
do__
Potatoes................ ...d o.......
Sugar, granulated. ...d o ....
T ea...................... . . . do.......
Coffee.................... ...d o.......
Index number of
21 weighted ar­
ticles 2................

100]
100
100
100

154
166
157
163

156
167
156
162

155
165
158
159

165
172
164
170

168
181
169
173

181
189
178
184

207
220
197
211

203
207
191
196

198
207
185
193

189
195
172
180

175
186
163
171

155
162
142
147

175
185
169
176

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

173
200
172
184
194
188
200
200
216
255
175
253
208
208
269
330
135
161

178
202
171
192
200
188
194
200
209
231
175
253
205
211
338
369
137
162

190
201
174
201
198
188
194
197
189
198
175
250
200
211
375
359
134
161

212
202
179
221
200
188
199
194
189
177
175
253
203
213
456
369
135
161

217
206
186
209
209
188
198
194
186
178
177
274
203
216
519
448
137
161

204
211
198
204
216
188
182
192
185
183
188
276
211
216
588
511
137
161

226
215
222
212
225
200
182
190
180
188
188
276
214
217
556
504
136
161

240
212
226
205
222
200
181
188
174
210
188
268
216
217
281
461
136
159

260
218
228
196
222
200
181
190
171
227
188
259
216
213
225
372
136
158

264
215
218
200
220
210
181
190
180
253
188
238
219
194
188
256
136
148

224
212
207
187
212
210
178
186
175
284
187
226
200
166
194
243
134
141

158
188
165
167
201
210
168
181
154
294
172
200
181
145
175
200
132
134

212
206
196
198
210
196
186
192
184
223
182
253
205
202
350
369
136
156

100 198 200 198 203 212 222 228 216 212 205 200 182 206

1 See footnote 2 on p. 2.
2 See footnote 2 on p. 2; also footnote 2 on p. 113.



151

GENERAL TABLES,

C .—RELATIVE RETAIL PRICES OF 23 FOOD ARTICLES: 1920 AND
EACH MONTH OF 1920 COMPARED WITH 1913, FOR EACH OF 39
CITIES—Continued.
MEMPHIS, TENN.

Table

Article.

Unit.

AvAvage
age
for
for
year Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May June July Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec. year
15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. !5. 1920.
1913.

Sirloin steak......... Pound.. 100
Round steak........ ...d o ___ 100
Rib roast.............. ...d o ___ 100
Chuck roast.......... ...d o .... 100
Plate beef.............. ...d o .... 100
Pork chops......... . i...do--... 100
Bacon, sliced........ ...d o----- 100
Ham,, sliced.......... ...d o ----- 100
Lamb.................... ...d o .. . . 100
Hens...................... ...d o___ 100
Milk, fresh............ Quart. 100
Butter................... Pound.. 100
Cheese_ .. .. . . .do. .. 100
Lard...................... . ..d o ... 100
Eggs, strictly fresh Dozen... 100
Bread.................... Pound.. 100
Flour...................... ...d o .. . . * 100
Corn meal............. ...d o .. . . 100
Rice....................... ...d o___ 100
Potatoes................ ...d o .. . . 100
Sugar, granulated ...d o .. .. 100
Tea............ ........... ...d o ___ 100
Coffee..................... ...d o .. . . 100
Index number of
22 weighted ar­
100
ticles 1................
!

164
182
151
164
164
174
176
186
182
199
190
192
210
216
274
183
229
225
219
339
400
145
188

167
180
155
164
168
172
176
191
200
210
190
186
207
197
213
188
234
217
223
361
358
146
188

167
186
155
163
164
177
178
192
204
216
190
197
204
187
169
202
234
217
227
394
358
146
187

176
197
158
171
170
200
181
198
222
230
190
197
205
184
172
205
234
221
232
544
384
148
189

176
195
159
167
175
196
186
198
224
217
185
186
206
182
170
208
243
225
226
561
529
148
186

191
209
170
182
184
186
192
210
222
212
185
167
191
181
166
215
254
225
228
589
535
149
189

207
223
175
191
203
201
196
216
212
198
185
174
186
177
183
215
246
238
223
539
515
151
193

195
213
165
173
-f96
215
193
209
220
196
185
168
181
175
209
218
240
229
212
300
409
150
179

182
196
156
167
165
239
193
213
216
198
200
169
181
169
229
220
240
221
197
239
338
151
169

168
186
148
151
151
230
191
205
204
207
200
170
181
190
239
225
237
200
164
200
265
147
149

158
170
144
138
152
194
189
192
196
191
200
170
172
• 170
256
222
226
167
129
200
244
146
137

144
151
133
131
135
146
158
170j
183!
156|
200|
143
170
145
304
215
211
142
124
172
185
145
141

174
191
156
163
169
194
184
198
207
203*
192
177
191
181
215
210
237
213
200
372
376
147
159

201 202 203 214 219 221 224 208 205 197 188 171 204

MILWAUKEE, WIS.
Sirloin steak......... Pound..
Round steak........ ...d o ----Rib roast.............. ...d o .. . .
Chuck roast.......... ...d o----Plate beef.............. ...d o----Pork chops........... ...d o .. . .
Bacon, sliced........ ...d o___
Ham, sliced.......... .. .do----Lamb.................... ...d o___
Hens......................
Milk, fresh.............j Quart...
Butter................... Pound..
Cheese.................... ...d o.......
Lard......................
Eggs,strictly fresh Dozen...
Bread.................... ' Pound..
Flour......................i ...d o___
Com meal.............
Rice........................ ...d o----Potatoes................
Sugar, granulated. ...d o .. ..
Tea......................... .. .do.. . .
Coffee.....................
Index number of i
22 weighted ar- {
tides1.................i

1See footnote 2 on p, 2.



100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100|
100
100
100

163
163
161
162
155
175
189
182
189
192
186
195
191
212
272
186
268
197
206
364
328
140
172

163
163
163
161
157
184
188
182
202
210
186
188
186
199
223
186
261
209
208
407
369
142
172

163
167
166
161
152
192
188
183
205
223
171
206
181
194
170
186
258
212
210
443
372
142
172

171
170
170
168
155
223
191
186
220
231
171
197
183
192
158
193
265
209
210
607
400
142
170

172
172
171
168
155
200
201
195
223
234
171
183
182
190
160
193
281
206
211
650
504
142
169

195 207
192 208
182 188
177 • 184
159 163
196 227
207 210
200 204
218 214
208 197
171! 186
173! 179
180 178
190 188
158 164
193 195
287 281
212 218
212 211
757 729
522 504
143 143
169 171

202
204
183
177
158
233
213
211
212
214
186
175
167
182
196
195
271
215
209
386
402
145
167

200
202
180
177
157
259
210
210
202
213
186
179
168
180
209
195
261
215
206
257
309
144
158

186
187
172
170
150
242
208
206
193
180
171
180
170
188
229
196
245
206
190
207
243
145
143

179
178
165
166
151
209
202
201
199
181
157
191
165
185
265
196
223
191
177
207
228
144
136

164
163
155
157
141
148
182
182
188
177
157
160
159
168
308
184
203
179
163
207
189
144
130

180
181
171
169
154
207
199
195
206
205
176
184
176
189
209
191
258
206
201
436
365
143
161

100 207 207 207 218 222 229 233 214 207 196 192 177 209

152

RETAIL PRICES, 1913 TO DECEMBER, 1920.

C.—RELATIVE RETAIL PRICES OF 23 FOOD ARTICLES: 1920 AND
EACH MONTH OF 1920 COMPARED WITH 1913, FOR EACH OF 39
CITIES—Continued.

T a ble

MINNEAPOLIS, MINN.

Article.

1920
Av­
Av­
er­
er­
age
age
Unit. for
for
Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May June July Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec. year
year
1913. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 1920.

Sirloin steak_____ Pound.. 100
Round steak........ ...d o___ 100
Rib roast............... ...d o----- 100
Chuck roast.......... ...d o----- 100
Plate beef............. ...d o___ •. 100
Pork chops........... ...d o___ 100
Bacon, sliced........ ...d o----- 100
Ham, sliced.......... ...d o----- 100
Lamb.................... ...d o___ 100
Hens...................... ...d o___ 100
Milk, fresh............ Quart...
Butter.................. Pound.. 100
100
Cheese.................... ...d o----- 100
Lard...................... ...do___ 100
Eggs,strictly fresh Dozen... 100
B rea d ................. Pound.. 100
Flour.............. ....... ...d o ----- 100
Corn m eal....___ ...d o .... 100
RiCe.................... .. .do.. . . 100
Potatoes___... . .. ...d o ----- 100
Sugar, granulated. .. .do.. . . 100
Tea..... ................. ...d o .... 100
Coffee.. ............. ...d o----- 100
Index number of
22 weighted ar­
ticles1..................
100

152
152
153
137
155
178
205
177
192
201
176
195
201
212
260
189
293
279
215
425
344
140
171

151
150
142
138
148
179
205
179
223
210
176
184
200
201
228
188
283
279
213
475
385
144
169

157
157
155
144
148
195
209
178
229
216
176
197
199
193
173
186
276
271
219
517
371
145
168

169
165
165
150
160
208
211
186
244
227
176
203
201
190
165
186
286
271
220
692
411
145
169

166
166
159
153
158
199
215
192
253
225
176
182
198I
187j
164|
186
310
283
220
750
504
146
169

188
189
175
173
166
201
220
205
242
197
176
169
194
187
160
198
297
292
220
800
535
146
169

199
199
184
173
164
211
223
214
236
192
176
172
188
184
180
198
283
308
220
725
516
146
168

174
176
161
153
146
226
224
213
228
203
189
169
185
180
195
198
269
296
216
292
387
149
166

175
171
159
153
145
254
219
211
212
203
189
173
185
179
216
198
266
292
215
258
322
154
162

163
156
148
142
137
231
219
207
195
174
189
174
185
183
241
198
241
279
180
225
240
158
145

149
145
137
134
142
202
208
191
191
171
189
182
185
184
280
184
210
229
164
225
235
155
136

137
134
130
118
132
150
181
166
176
171
176
155
182
158
316
184
197
208
148
225
195
152
131

165
163
156
147
151
203
212
193
218
199
180
180
191
186
215
191
269
275
204
467
371
148
160

208 207 208 221 225 230 230 204 204 193 188 173 208

MOBILE, ALA.

[Prices not secured for this city until after 1913, see p. 58.]

NEWARK, N. J.

Sirloin steak......... Pound..
Round steak........ .. .do----Rib roast............... ...d o----Chuck roast.......... ...d o----Plate beef.............. ...do----Pork chops........... ...d o----Bacon, sliced........ ...d o___
Ham, whole......... ...d o___
Lamb..........1___ _ ...d o___
Hens...................... ...do._ .
Milk, fresh............. Quart...
Butter................... Pound..
Cheese.................... ...d o___
Lard....................... ...d o ....
Eggs,strictly fresh Dozen...
Bread..................... Pound..
Flour...................... .. .do___
Corn meal......... ...d o___
Rice........................ ...d o ....
Potatoes................ ...d o ....
Sugar, granulated ...d o ....
Tea........................ ...d o___
Coffee.....................
Index number of
22 weighted ar­
ticles 1.................

1See footnote 2 on p. 2.



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

JL66
168
175
157
144
166
188
172
187
184
200
190
182
211
218
188
225
219
196
228
315
103
155

167
170
173
158
141
171
186
179
209
196
192
192
182
203
184
191
222
219
199
252
338
103
156

165
168
175
149
124
179
186
183
201
198
192
192
176
189
149
191
225
217
202
276
330
103
156

183
185
188
168
154
203
190
194
242
204
181
207
178
188
142
200
228
214
206
368
351
103
156

176
179
181
154
134
196
189
201
216
209
181
180
177
186
143
204
250
214
206
368
421
103
156

189
193
192
175
153
196
195
208
211
219
178
170
175
184
144
205
256
217
204
356
464
1Q3
156

213
215
213
184
154
205
200
214
215
219
189
173
176
182
150
205
256
219
206
344
481
103
156

206
206
205
168
139
213
199
213
196
209
198
165
173
171
164
204
247
219
202
188
428
102
152

201
203
202
168
150
238
195
208
196
204
209
171
173
173
182
205
244
222
193
156
345
101
140

187
189
191
156
132
235
194
208
190
203
211
178
173
182
204
204
225
225
177
140
257
99
124

183
184
187
155
138
206
193
195
194
194
211
185
171
180
229
204
206
214
160
140
230
98
119

159
160
167
141
126
151
172
158
186
190
200
160
169
160
247
189
183
200
142
144
194
94
115

183
185
188
161
141
197
191
195
203
203
196
180
176
184
180
200
231
217
191
248
347
101
145

100 193 192 189 202 200 204 211 198 197 192 190 174 195

153

GENERAL TABLES,

C.—RELATIVE RETAIL PRICES OF 23 FOOD ARTICLES: 1920 AND
EACH MONTH OF 1920 COMPARED WITH 1913, FOR EACH OF 39
CITIES—Continued.
NEW HAVEN, CONN.

T able

Article.

1920
Av­
Av­
er­
er­
age
age
Unit. for
for
Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May June July Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec. year
year 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15.
1913.
1920.

Sirloin steak......... Pound..
Round steak........ ...d o.......
Rib roast.............. ...d o.......
Chuck roast.......... ...d o.......
Plate beef........... ...d o.......
Pork chops........... ...d o .....
Bacon, sliced........
Ham, sliced.......... ...d o.......
Lamb.................... ...d o.......
Hens......................
Milk, fresh............ Quart...
Butter................... Pound..
Cheese.................... ...d o.......
Lard...................... ...d o.......
Eggs, strictly fresh Dozen...
Bread.................... Pound..
Flour.................... ...d o.......
Corn meal............. ...d o.......
Rice....................... ...d o.......
Potatoes................ ...dQ .....
Sugar, granulated Pound..
Tea......................... .. .do.......
Coffee.................... ...d o.......
Index number of
21 weighted ar­
ticles1. . ............. — -

100
100
100
100

166
164
161
166

163
160
161
164

164
162
161
162

170
165
168
165

172
170
168
167

174
173
172
176

197
194
192
196

197
194
190
188

196
194
189
188

188
188
185
178

181
178
178
172

164
156
156
147

178
175
173
173

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

161
185
173
200
191
178
198
192
213
233
185
263
241
192
256
351
115
149

168
188
173
220
203
178
196
189
206
223
200
259
244
195
317
349
114
152

184
187
178
216
202
178
193
192
195
182
200
256
250
199
400
360
115
154

197
192
185
241
206
178
199
188
192
161
202
256
250
202
450
383
115
154

199
193
191
221
214
178
195
186
185
160
203
278
244
205
489
489
116
153

190
196
199
221
218
178
181
183
183
165
200
253
253
203
533
517
116
154

218
205
211
232
221
178
184
180
181
175 9
200
284
247
195
478
506
117
154

224
205
218
229
221
189
183
180
175
198
200
278
253
201
228
434
117
153

251
203
219
227
220
189
183
179
172
213
197
266
256
192
194
355
116
147

247
200
216
210
219•
189
183
179
180
231
197
247
247
182
178
264
115
138

210
197
200
213
212
189
178
176
179
244
200
228
244
165
183
245
112
129

146
178
173
190
203
189
165
171
158
272
188
203
225
154
172
194
108
125

200
194
195
218
211
182
186
183
185
205
198
256
247
190
322
370
115
147

100 195 197 198 202 209j 211 218 208 206 200 194 179| 201
1

NEW ORLEANS, LA.
Sirloin steak......... Pound..
Round steak........ ...d o.......
Rib roast.............. ...d o...
Chuck roast.......... .. .do.......
Plate beef............. .. .do.......
Pork chops........... ...d o.......
Bacon, sliced........ ...d o.......
Ham, sliced.......... __do.......
Lamb.................... . .. do.......
Hens...................... .. .do...
Milk, fresh............ Quart...
Butter................... Pound..
Cheese.................... __do.......
Lard...................... __do........
Eggs, strictly fresh Dozen...
Bread.................... Pound..
Flour..................... .. .do.......
Corn meal............. __do.......
Rice....................... .. .do.......
Potatoes................ __do.......
Sugar, granulated Pound..
Tea............. .......... __do.......
Coffee....................
Index number of
22 weighted ar­
ticles 1................

1 See footnote 2 on page 2.



100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
loo
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100

457
165
154
157
174
186
171
181
187
200
189
203
198
236
258
196
213
200
'216
314
371
115
161

158
166
156
159
175
187
171
185
203
213
189
195
197
209
190
196
221
196
218
333
337
113
161

164
173
167
164
181
191
170
*177
202
223
189
199
192
190
168
198
218
193
219
362
338
118
158

168
176
175
172
181
202
174
185
216
230
189
204
194
185
155
198
221
196
222
471
373
118
158

169
180
172
168
171
204
177
203
212
220
179
197
195
182
144
198
226
200
222
471
473
119
158

165
178
168
163
169
194
180
205
209
217
179
180
188
184
154
204•
232
211
220
429
490
119
158

168
179
16-4
160
163
199
190
213
208
208
179
183
184
182
173
204
232
222
211
448
483
118
156

164
174
159
156
160
215
190
212
210
222
179
180
180
174
199
204
234
222
195
305
431
119
149

162
173
162
153
163
230
187
211
211
223
189
181
180
175
214
206
229
204
181
233
335
119
144

155
167
158
151
163
236
.190
212
203
218
189
188
186
183
222
210
224
189
157
205
267
119
135

157
166
156
152
172
217
185
209
204
215
189
186
181
187
230
206
216
174
142
200
237
118
131

152
161
152
147
167
179
167
179
195
193
189
167
176
167
255
188
205
152
131
200
192
118
130

162
172
162
159
170
204
179
198
205
215
186
189
188
188
197
200
224
196
195
333
362
118
150

100 204 198 197 206 209 207 211 204 199 196 192 178 200

RETAIL PRICES, 1913 TO DECEMBER, 1920.

154

T able C.— RELATIVE RETAIL PRICES OF 23 FOOD ARTICLES: 1920 AND

EACH MONTH OF 1920 COMPARED WITH 1913, FOR EACH OF 39
CITIES—Continued.
NEW YORK, N. Y.

1920
Av­
Av­
er­
er­
age
age
Unit. for
for
Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May June July Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec. year
year 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15.
1913.
1920.

Article.

Sirloin steak......... Pound..
Round steak........ ...d o .......
Rib roast.............. ... do ..
Chuck roast.......... ...d o.......
Plate beef. . . . . . . . ...d o.......
Pork chops........... ...d o.......
Bacon, sliced........ .. .do.......
Ham, sliced.......... .. .do.......
Lamb........... ........ ...d o .......
Hens...................... ...do..
Milk, fresh....__ Quart...
Butter................... Pound..
Cheese................... .. .do.......
Lard...................... ...d o.......
Eggs, strictly fresh Dozen...
Bread.................... Pound..
Flour..................... ... do .
Corn meal............. . ..do.......
Rice....... ............... .. .do.......
Potatoes........ . .. .do.....
Sugar, granulated Pound..
Tea................... ...do.. .
Coffee.___. ......
Index number of
22 weighted ar­
ticles i................

100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
fbo

100
100
too
100
100
100
100

167
178
176
178
173
186
190
193
187
188
200
397
220
210
238
172
266!!
2241
220
228
353
129
171

168
178
176
177
166
189
188
195
222
203
186
198
220
204
193
182
275
232
221
280
365
133
173

164
172
174
171
163
192
191
198
206
203
186
197
218
194
159
182
269
224
223
304
353
133
169

177
186
186
179
159
208
195
201
250
210
167
209
217
189
156
190
272
232
226
388
390
134
169

171
180
181
174
162
205
202
211
217
215
167
185
218
184
155
193
291
229
228
412
469
134
169

184
190
190
193
169
204
206
216
218
215
167
171
215
183
158
195
303
235
228
408
516
136
169

204
212
204
198
172
206
209
218
221
220
178
175
212
181
166
195
306
238
230
348
514
136
169

198
207
197
191
168
213
208
217
210
218
189
170
210
175
178
195
297
238
229
180
443
136
164

197
205
195
191
166
232
209
222
200
218
200
177
212
175
196
195
281
241
210
152
3o3
135
146

193
201
191
180
155
242
207
218
196
217
200
183
211
187
217
195
259
238
195
144
267
135
137

185
191
187
176
149
219
203
208
194
207
200
187
208
186
248
195
228
232
170
152
243
123
125

166
170
171
158
142
163
179
184
180
197
189
165
201
160
260
190
206
218
158
148
198
125
125

181
189
186
181
162
205
199
207
208
209
186
185
214
186
194
192
272
232
211
264
371
133
157

1
I

100 204 203 199 209 211 214 217 204 203 200 197 181 204

NORFOLK, VA.
[Prices not secured for this city until after 1913, see p. 58.]

OMAHA, NEBR.

Sirloin steak__ ".. Pound..
Round steak......... .. .do.......
Rib roast.............. ...do.......
-Chuck roast.......... ...do:__
Plate beef............. ...d o.......
Pork chops. . . __ ...d o ___
Bacon, sliced..... ...do.......
Ham, sliced.......... ...d o .....
Lamb.................... .. .do.......
Hens...................... . . .do.......
Milk, fresh............ Quart...
Butter................... Pound..
Cheese.................... .. .do.......
J^ard..................... .. .do.......
Eggs, strictly fresh Dozen...
Bread.................... Pound..
Flour..................... . . .do.......
Corn meal....... ... . . .do.......
Rice....................... __do.......
Potatoes... ........... ...d o.......
Sugar, granulated Pound..
Tea........................ . . .do.......
Coffee.....................
Index number of
22 weighted ar­
ticles 1.................
i

i Sec footnote 2 on p. 2.



100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
•loo
100
100
100
100

144
151
142
138
147
167
192
186
191
215
194
198
190
205
267
223
279
267
216
356
328
138
177

146
150
145
136
142
170
195
188
203
247
194
189
189
-190
214
231
271
263
220
394
326
1,38
176

154
161
153
142
146
183
195
190
224
249
194
204
185
184
179
233
264
254
221
419
328
139
176
s
100 207 204 207
i

163
173
161
146
147
203
199
196
231
269
194
205
187
183
175
233
271
258
224
588
353
141
175

164
179
164
.157
152
*201
206
212
241i
253
194!
184
188
180
175
235
293
263
227
619
451
146
174

188
202
176
168
154
188
210
219
244
234
189
175
182
186
173
238
296
279
227
781
491
146
176

204
225
180
174
156
210
213
225
244
228
189
176
ISO
183
182
235
'300
275
231
556
445
148
175

191
211
176
170
150
219
214
224
230
233
189
171
177
179
202
235
279
267
226
269
381
146
175

182
199
168
164
153
261
216
223
230
237
189
175
178
179
223
233
279
271
226
244
302
146
164

172
181
163
150
136
245
214
221
224
198
189
176
171
182
242
223
261
242
193
181
245
143
146

166
176
159
143
142
215
210
21?
217
203
189
182
169
178
267
221
236
233
174
188
217
143
139

144
146
142
131
125
142
185
183
186
185
184
156
166
159
289
221
207
217
162
188
179
145
131

168
179
161
152
146
201
204
207
222
229
190
183
180
182
216
231
271
258
212
400
338
143
166

222 227 238 229 210 209 197 193 173 210

155

GENERAL TABLES.

C.—RELATIVE RETAIL PRICES OF 23 FOOD ARTICLES: 1920 AND
EACH MONTH OF 1920 COMPARED WITH 1913, FOR EACH OF 39
CITIES—Continued.

Table

PEORIA, ILL.

[Prices not secured for this city until after 1913, see p. 58.]

PHILADELPHIA, PA.

1920

Avage
age
for
for
year Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May June July Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec. !year
15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 1920.
1913.
A v-

Article.

Unit.

Sirloin steak........
Round steak........
Rib roast..............
Chuck roast..........
Plate beef.............
Pork chops. .. . .. .
Bacon, sliced........
Ham, sliced..........
Lamb....................
Hens......................
Milk, fresh............
Butter....................
Cheese...................
Lard......................
Eggs,strictly fresh
Bread....................
Flour.....................
Corn meal.............
Rice.......................
Potatoes................
Sugar, granulated.
Tea.........................
Coffee....................
Index number of
22 weighted ar­
ticles 2.................

Pound..
...d o ....
. .. do. . . .
...d o ....
__do. . . .
...d o ___
...d o___
...d o___
... do. . . .
... do. . . .
Quart...
Pound..
. .d o....
. .do. . . .
Dozen...
Pound..
. .. do. . . .
. .. do. . . .
.. .d o ....
...d o ___
...d o ___
...d o ___

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

165
177
172
164
154
182
182
180
208
196
175
189
184
213
260
200
247
221
189
250
346
117
179

162
172
174
155
151
179
182
182
223
204
175
186
183
208
218
204
250
221
193
286
364
116
179

164
174
173
156
137
186
176
181
223
207
175
187
182
193
174
204
250
218
195
318
350
118
180

175
189
182
174
147
219
187
192
241
215
175
194
181
190
158
204
253
218
197
414
404
116
179

176
189
182
171
138
213
188
198
240
217
175
181
183
189
160
221
278
221
196
427
474
116
177

184
197
185
176
145
196
191
207
243
224
175
170
183
186
163
221
284
221
198
400
506
117
179

207
224
203
191
155
218
197
220
245
223
175
170
177
184
170
221
284
218
197
373
514
116
177

202
211
197
186
143
221
193
219
234
221
188
167
175
178
186
221
266
211
195
191
428
114
169

198
209
192
182
148
233
193
219
229
224
188
171
168
177
207
221
263
218
184
177
342
115
160

189
196
190
172
141
233!
192
214i
218
220
188
174
168
191
230
221
247
211
172
159
272
113
137

183
191
183
165
134
209
189
203
216
208
188
175
165
186
260
221
234
189
159
155
238
113
131

176
170
168
148
124
153
166
175
207
194
163
162
164
166
277
202
206
186
141
150
192
113!
129

181
191
184
170
141
203
186
199
227
213
179
177
176
189
205
213
256
214
185
277
370
115
165

100 200 198 196 208 211 211 217 203 201 196 192 176; 201

PITTSBURGH, PA.
Sirloin steak......... Pound.. 100
Round steak........ ...d o ___ 100
Rib roast.............. ... do. . . . 100
Chuck roast.......... ...d o___ 100
Plate beef............. ...do. . . . 100
Pork chops. ... .. do.
100
Bacon, sliced........ ...d o .... 100
Ham, sliced.......... ...d o ___ 100
Lamb................. __d o..
100
Hens...................... ...d o ___ 100
Milk, fresh............ Quart... 100
Butter................... Pound.. 100
Cheese................. . d o.... 100
Lard.................. ...d o .... 100
Eggs,strictly fresh Dozen... 100
Bread.................... Pound.. 100
Flour..................... .do. . . . 100
Corn meal............. .do.. .. 100
Rice....................... ...do. . . . 100
Potatoes................ _do. . . . 100
Sugar granulated. ... do___ 100
Tea..!.................... . .. do. . . . 100
Coffee.................... ...d o___ 100
Index number of
22 weighted ar­
100
ticles 1................
1See footnote 2 on p. 2.

72448°—22------11




166
171
157
166
150
169
181
195
197
182
182
194
180
219
271
207
256
264
208
306
313
138
163

165 163
168 166
152 152
157 159
144 3 141
166 174
184 181
191 191
200 201
194 197
182 182
186 195
180 179
203 185
219 180
206 206
250 244
261 264
208 209
317 378
354 346
137 136
162 163

182
189
163
176
154
211
189
208
230
214
170
198
177
183
169
206
253
261
211
539
355
136
163

176
183
161
171
144
199
-194
208
210
200
170
185
178
183
166
220
272
275
208
489
402
137
160

200
211
177
187
153
191
200
218
213
200
170
170
179
182
166
219
278
282
207
528
445
136
164

208
215
187
190
160
205
199
221
216
193
170
173
176
179
172j
219
272
282
209
467
518
136
161

198
204
180
177
150
216
198
221
210
198
182
169
171
174
188
219
259
289
205
239
434
136
162

200 185
207 191
182 175
181 174
149 ' 149
240 230
198 194
220 217
210 203
204 191
182 182
174 178
171 168
176 185
208 234
219 219
256 244
282 268
204 193
200 183
355 245
138 136
160 149

180
187
169
170
150
203
191
213
205
190
182
186
165
183
266
219
228
246
175
183
236
134
143

166
167
156
152
137
150
177
190
196
181
182
161
163
159
298
206
203
232
154
161
196
133i
140

169
188
168
172
149
196
191
208
208
195
178
181
174
185
211
213
250
268
199
333
350
136
157

203 198 198j 212 209 215 218| 205 204 196 195 180 202
2 See footnote 2 on p. 2; also footnote 2 on p. 125.

156

RETAIL PRICES, 191S TO DECEMBER, 1920.

T able C.—RELATIVE RETAIL PRICES OF 23 FOOD ARTICLES: 1920 AND

EACH MONTH OF 1920 COMPARED WITH 1913, FOR EACH OF 39
CITIES—Continued.
PORTLAND, ME.
[Prices for this city not secured until after 1913, see p. 58.]

PORTLAND, OREG.

Article.

1920
Av­
er­
age
Unit. for
year Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May June July Aug. Sept. Oct. Nov. Dec.
1913. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15.

Sirloin steak......... Pound..
Round steak........ -..d o___
Rib roast.............. . ..d o ....
Chuck roast.......... ...d o ___
Plate beef............. h. . .do.. . .
Pork chops........... . .. do. . . .
Bacon, sliced........ ...d o ___
Ham, sliced.......... ...d o ....
Lamb.................... . ..d o ....
Hens...................... ...d o ....
Milk, fresh............. Quart...
Butter.................. Pound..
Cheese.................. ...d o ___
Lard...................... d o....
Eggs,strictly fresh Dozen...
Bread.................... Pound..
Flour...................... ... do. . . .
Com meal............. ...d o ___
Rice.......................
Potatoes................ ...d o ___
Sugar, granulated. ...d o ----Tea......................... ...d o ___
Coffee...................
Index number of
22 weighted ar­
ticles 1................

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

143
150
151
145
131
188
181
174
191
208
167
175
212
221
200
188
245
226
220
578
208
115
145

144
153
153
142
136
188
177
175
216
207
167
174
208
219
145
188
241
218
229
578
248
115
149

141
149
156
137
128
186
177
175
227
213
167
184
213
204
119
188
248
218
228
656
276
115
148

144
153
158
142
135
193
177
184
244
220
156
175
212
196
122
188
248
215
229
967
298
115
148

152
159
164
148
139
198
188
189
236
211
156
155
211
191
131
188
262
215
233
967
402
117
143

148
157
162
142
134
190
194
196
212
195
156
153
199
192
129
204
266
221
234
1433
421
120
143

147
153
157
134
125
196
193
196
196
181
160
160
199
190
139
202
266
221
230
889
405
124
144

145
151
156
133
125
206
199
200
194
185
160
165
202
186
165
202
259
221
227
467
377
124
143

144
151
156
135
125
227
202
202
195
187
162
182
206
178
187
202
259
218
215
344
308
125
136

141
147
153
131
122
219
200
200
186
184
164
163
202
187
213
202
245
215
199
311
223
124
128

138
145
151
129
121
206
192
189
186
190
164
163
195
188
233
186
221
197
181
267
206
124
124

137
144
146
125
119
172
171
'169
181
186
164
152
197
170
198
184
210
185
160
256
176
124
119

Av­
er­
age
for
year
1920.
144
151
155
137
128
198
188
187
206
197
162
167
205
193
165
193
248
215
215
644
295
120
139

100 184 184 187 193 199 209 197 189 187 178 173 163 187

PROVIDENCE, R. I.
Sirloin steak........ Pound..
Round steak........ ...d o ___
Rib roast............... ...d o ,...
Chuck roast.......... ...d o ....
Plate beef.............. ...d o .__
Pork chops........... ...d o ___
Bacon, sliced........ ...d o .. ..
Ham, sliced.......... . ..d o ....
Lamb.................... . ..d o ,__
H ens..................... ...d o ....
Milk, fresh............ Quart...
Butter.................... Pound..
Cheese.................... ...d o ___
Lard...................... ...d o ___
Eggs, strictly fresh Dozen...
Bread.................... Pound..
Flour...................... . ..d o ,...
Com mpal............. ...do. . . .
Rice........................ . .. do. . . .
Potatoes................ ...d o ___
Sugar, granulated. ...d o ,...
Tea........................ ...d o ....
Coffee....................
Index number of
22 weighted ar­
ticles 2................

1See footnote 2 on p.2



100
100
100
100

168
171
175
177

168
171
175
182

168
169
170
176

172
177
176
178

173
176
178
175

178
181
186
183

201
207
204
202

202
204
198
198

201
204
195
194

196
198
190
191

191
191
183
182

173
171
164
156

183
185
183
183

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

194
218
187
217
194
189
193
195
213
241
195
265
217
198
282
418
124
174

197
222
186
239
207
189
191
195
199
226
197
259
217
199
335
404
126
177

208
219
187
229
207
189
189
191
192
177
197
259
217
198
400
400
127
177

222
220
196
252
211
189
193
190
188
165
197
265
217
200
459
384
127
176

221
221
206
239
220
184
193
190
185
165
198
285
217
202
506
510
127
175

216
222
208
241
221
184
175
189
185
167
198
276
231
200
588
529
124
176

239
226
218
252
222
189
176
187
181
176
198
274
234
204
524
524
123
174

250
226
228
240
220
194
176
185
174
193
200
268
238
200
247
492
119
175

277 '
224
227
234
219
200
178
185
177
209
205
259
234
191
200
396
124
168

278
224
225
231
206
201
177
184
179
242
205
241
228
187
188
294
124
159

241
217
206
231
216
201
174
187
186
267
205
226
214
162
200
255
124
149

164
197
176
207
209
201
159
185
162
293
192
203
197
153
182
218
123
146

226
220
204
234
213
192
181
189
185
210
198
256
221
191
341
402
125
169

100 206 206 204 207 215 218 224 215 212 208 204 188 209

2See footnote 2 on p. 2; also footnote 2 on page 129.

157

GENERAL TABLES.

T able C .— RELATIVE RETAIL PRICES OF 23 FOOD ARTICLES: 1920 AND

EACH MONTH OF 1920 COMPARED WITH 1913, FOR EACH OF 39
CITIES—Continued.

RICHMOND, VA.

Article.

Av­
1920
er­
age
Unit. for
year Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May June July Aug. Sept. Oct. Nov. Dec.
1913. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15.

Av­
er­
age
for
year
1920.

182
184
162
163
162
154
170
192
217
197
160
174
176
180
293
209
203
233
157
200
202
160
148

201
207
180
186
181
201
184
206
233
225
162
190
189
203
226
238
258
300
195
337
374
157
177

Sirloin steak......... Pound..
Round steak......... ___do....
Rib roast.............. ___do....
Chuck roast.......... ___do—
Plate beef............. ___do__
Pork chops........... ___do___
Bacon, sliced........ ___do__
Ham, sliced.......... ....d o ....
Lamb.................... ....d o ....
Hens...................... ___do___
Milk, fresh............ Quart...
Butter................... Pound..
Cheese.................... ___do....
Lard...................... ___do__
Eggs, strictly fresh Dozen...
Bread.................... Pound..
Flour..................... ___do__
Corn meal............. ___do__
Rice....................... ___do___
Potatoes................ ___do___
Sugar, granulated. Pound..
Tea......................... ___do___
Coffee..................... ___do___
Index number o?
22 weighted ar­
ticles 1................

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

194
197
178
186
185
182
170
185
211
227
165
197
198
233
272
219
258
290
195
284
375
150
184

194
199
177
186
178
182
173
182
231
231
165
195
200
223
245
232
261
290
198
342
362
151
185

193
199
176
182
181
184
172
188
223
233
160
195
198
211
182
240
261
290
198
347
360
152
182

195
203
180
193
189
198
178
199
254
246
160
201
196
207
173
240
261
295
203
426
364
153
181

200
213
184
192
185
214
182
209
255
238
160
202
196
107
180
242
276
319
201
547
438
161
185

204
212
188
202
185
199
193
216
248
230
160
>191
193
206
187
245
285
329
204
521
492
159
187

214
218
189
198
185
203
196
222
238
223
160
188
188
201
190
247
279
338
207
368
519
159
188

213
218
188
186
181
219
194
220
227
219
160
187
181
187
206
249
264
333
208
289
479
159
187

211
216
183
184
178
232
194
222
233
219
165
184
179
187
236
249
258
324
201
253
347
159
177

209
213
181
183
181
237
197
222
230
224
165
183
182
195
272
247
242
295
191
237
279
160
163

203
208
181
181
178
217
195
219
233
222
160
185
179
194
275
242
227
262
174
216
260
160
155

100 213 213 208 214 226 228 224 219 214 212 206 188 214

ROCHESTER, N. Y.

[Prices not secured for this city until after 1913, see p. 58.]

ST. LOUIS, MO.

Sirloin steak......... Pound..
Round steak__ __ ___do__
Rib roast.............. __ do___
Chuck roast.......... __ do___
Plate beef.............. __ do___
Pork chops........... ___do___
Bacon, sliced........ — do—
Ham, sliced.......... — do—
Lamb.................... ___do___
Hens...................... __ do___
Milk, fresh............ Quart...
Butter................... Pound..
Cheese.................... __ do___
Lard...................... __ do___
Eggs, strictly fresh Dozen...
Bread.................... Pound..
Flour.................... ___do___
Corn meal............. ___do__
Rice....................... __ do___
Potatoes................ ....d o ....
Sugar, granulated ....d o ...
Tea........................ __ do___
Coffee.................... __ do....
Index number of
22 weighted ar­
ticles 1................

1 See footnote 2 on p. 2.



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

146
159
157
154
173
172
181
186
196
212
193
205
212
209
278
207
247
243
206
335
390
134
187

151
163
162
156
165
182
181
192
207
241
193
196
211
188
228
213
247
235
208
353
394
136
186

157
166
165
156
169
186
182
193
215
249
193
210
206
181
187
213
243
226
207
394
398
134
185

163
175
173
162
167
209
187
203
223
262
181
212
209
180
175
215
243
230
211
606
473
134
186

162
174
169
160
163
205
188
213
227
244
181
195
211
179
175
225
270
252
212
582
575
137
185

177
189
180
168
166
197
202
226
225
230
181
179
203
176
170
231
270
270
211
729
535
136
184

184
199
187
176
169
223
208
235
212
216
181
183
198
174
187
233
270
283
210
512
506
135
182

178
195
179
166
166
226
204
229
194
217
193
178
194
163
212
238
260
270
200
353
373
136
177

171
187
176
162
164
245
202
226
198
219
193
180
193
172
238
220
253
270
190
282
319
136
172

166
178
168
152
163
235
200
221
186
194
202
187
192
179
260
220
237
222
171
224
240
136
157

163
173
168
151
160
198
189
207
190
188
193
192
185
176
292
218
220
200
154
212
231
135
155

144
152
158
134
139
143
160
177
179
181
193
160
182
129
317
207
197
174
137
206
190
136
145

164
176
170
158
163
202
190
209
204
221
189
190
200
176
227
220
247
239
193
400
385
135
175

100 211 209 211 229 230 237 229 214 210 201 196j 176 213

158

RETAIL PRICES, 1913 TO DECEMBER, 1920.

C.—RELATIVE RETAIL PRICES OF 23 FOOD ARTICLES: 1920 AND
EACH MONTH OF 1920 COMPARED WITH 1913, FOR EACH OF 39
CITIES—Continued.
ST. PAUL. MINN.

T able

[Prices not secured for this city until after 1913, see p. 58.]

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH.

Article.

Av1920
reage
Unit. for
year Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May June July Aug. Sept. Oct. Nov. Dec.
1913. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15.

Sirloin steak......... Pound..
Round steak......... ....d o ....
Rib roast.............. ....d o ....
Chuck roast. . . . . . ___do___
Plate beef............. __.do___
Pork chops... . .. . ___do___
Bacon, sliced..... ....d o ....
Ham, sliced.......... ___do....
Lamb.................... ....d o ....
H ens.................... ....d o __
Milk, fresh........... Quart...
Butter................... Pound..
Cheese.................... ___do....
Lard...................... ....d o ....
Eggs, strictly fresh Dozen...
Bread.................... Pound..
Flour..................... ___do___
Corn meal............. ___do__
Rice...................... ___do__
Potatoes................ ___do___
Sugar, granulated. ___d o ...
Tea......................... __.do___
Coffee............. . ....d o ....
Index number of
22 weighted ar­
ticles1 ................

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

148
151
137
146
134
175
170
174
168
147
144
176
178
195
217
205
276
218
216
433
226
124
163

150
156
139
148
134
177
167
176
177
156
144
171
170
152
170
205
276
221
216
' 425
261
123
164

150
156
138
151
134
169
162
173
188
168
144
189
159
182
130
207
264
215
223
508
261
123
164

151
153
140
146
133
171
163
177
192
184
144
192
162
179
138
208
260
215
220
667
261
122
164

154
159
142
148
132
182
172
180
196
179
144
173
170
174
147
210
292
218
228
758
443
122
163

154
165
143
156
134
182
173
183
199
171
144
166
170
172
151
212
296
215
229
842
436
123
163

157
166
144
153
134
185
179
192
194
168
144
169
169
165
175
214
292
215
223
558
430
122
164

153
159
138
150
133
194
181
193
183
169
144
170
164
160
195
214
260
218
220
283
390
125
164

151
159
142
152
132
204
181
193
182
165
144
182
163
154
209
214
252
218
211
233
311
125
161

149
159
140
153
132
219
182
197
173
175
144
181
162
165
232
210
236
209
183
217
246
125
157

147
152
134
148
130
207
179
186
171
179
144
172
162
164
252
207
220
203
165
217
226
125
153

Av­
er­
age
for
vear
1920.

139
144
131
137
121
157
155
169
170'
162
144
148
154
145
242
200
200
179
152
192
180
125
144

150
157
139
149
132
186
172
183
183
168
144
174
165
171
188
208
260
212
207
442
307
124
160

100 180 180 183 189 202 204 198, 187 183 179 175 159 185

SAN FRANCISCO. CALIF.
Sirloin steak........ Pound..
Round steak........ ....d o ....
Rib roast.............. ___do__
Chuck roast.......... ....d o __
Plate beef............. ___do___
Pork chops........... ___do___
Bacon, sliced........ ....d o ....
Ham, sliced.......... ___do___
Lamb.................... ___do___
Hens...................... ....d o __
Milk, fresh............ Quart...
Butter................... Pound..
Cheese.................... ___do___
Lard...................... ....d o ....
Eggs, strictly fresh Dozen...
Bread.................... Pound. .*
Flour..................... ___do___
Corn meal........... ___do....
Rice....... ...............
Potatoes................ ___do__
Sugar, granulated. ___d o ...
Tea......................... ....d o ....
Coffee..................... ___do___
Index number of
22 weighted ar­
ticles 1........... "...

1 See footnote 2 on p. 2.



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

156
159
150
151
147
190
175
181
205
207
158
183
216
203
185
185
226
200
206
347
267
118
142

158
163
149
152
146
187
178
182
203
222
158
185
211
200
142
185
229
194
211
353
309
118
144

157
163
149
148
141
186
182
179
212
219 ‘
158
179
210
198
127
185
229
197
213
406
298
117
143
i

160
164
150
150
141
190
178
184
218
223
158
165
203
193
127
185
232
200
209
565
335
117
143

157
159
148
148
135
190
180
193
208
214
160
166
202
184
137
185
241
203
206
559
474
117
144

152;
154i
146
139
124
185
188
200
200
195
160
168
209
182
138
185
250
218
209
594
493
119
144

154
153
146
140
127
192
188
197
208
191
160
175
213
184
162
185
250
218
212
453
461
120
143

152 154
152 158
144 147
138 144
126 133
197 199
188 191
198 201
204 211
195 208
168 168
178 199
214 215
175 173
172 207
185 185
250 244
221 221
204 192
259 247
417 331
118 119
135 -4--131

155
157
147
142
132
197
192
202
208
206
168
180
215
176
243
185
226
215
180
212
254
119
123

166
166
150
150
144
197
192
203
212
213
168
172
211
178
256
185
218
200
164
171
231
120
123

166
165
151
149
141
190
181
197
211
207
168
155
209
172
222
171
203
185
149
171
193
119
120

157
160
148
146
136
192
185
193
208
208
163
176
211
185
176
183
232
206
196
359
339
118
136

100 186 187| 187 193 201 202 198 189 191 183 182 172 189

159

GENERAL TABLES.

T able C.—RELATIVE R ETA IL PRICES OF 23 FOOD ARTICLES: 1920 AND

EACH MONTH OF 1920 COMPARED WITH 1913, FOR EACH OF 39
CITIES—Continued.

SAVANNAH, GA.

[Prices not secured for this city until after 1913, see p. —.]

SCRANTON, PA.

Article.

Av­
1920
er­
Unit. age
for
year Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May June July Aug. Sept. Oct. Nov. Dec.
1913. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15.

Sirloin steak......... Pound..
Round steak......... ...d o .......
Rib roast............... ...d o.......
Chuck roast.......... ...d o.......
Plate beef............. __do.......
Pork chops........... ...d o .......
Bacon, sliced....... ...d o .......
Ham, slice d ...... ...d o .......
Lamb.................... __do.......
Hens...................... __do.......
Milk, fresh............ Quart...
Butter................... Pound..
Cheese................... __do.......
Lard.................. . . .do.......
Eggs, strictly fresh Dozen...
Bread.................... Pound..
Flour.................... __do.......
Corn meal3........... ...d o ___
Rice_j........
. .do.......
Potatoes................ .. .do.......
Sugar, granulated. ...d o ___
Tea........................ .do.......
Coffee.................... ...d o.......
Index number of
weighted ar* tides1.................

22

Av­
er­
age
for
year
1920.

100 180 179 181 201 195 210 223 223 220 211 209 181 202
100 161 157 189 177 172 183 231 190 187 178 176 187 174
185 187
189
100 166 168 159 209 205 223 205 230 225 215 209 157 208
100 157 156 166 180 170 174 177 204 171 163 162 134 164
201 190 186 160 186
196 186 199
154
174
100
188
100 194 202 199 219 219 227 217 255 205 184 217
229 166
225
100 181 183 1,98 223 208 218 221 237 248 210 206 179 209
234
100 203 224 226 207 239 211 230 219 231 234 232 216 234
185 203
222
206
100 199
100 208 213 216 251 224 242 229 225 247 228 222 208 221
220 229 252 249 228
172
100 195 172 172 195 194 179 161 172 178 184 184 161 169
184
100 227 228 190 149 149 161 217 179 216 181 170 163 218
179
193
183
214
100 220 206 226 226 222 220 184 180 176 214 208 203 189
197 193 188
100 274 230 189 164 160 183 171 185 199 230 275 305 212
185 186 168
162
100
100 251 251 249 230 236 243 266 263 260 246 226 220 238
225 227 230
248 248 248 248 248
100
254 263 266
209 251
229 226
220 189| 167j 167 164 213
100 222 229 229 422 472 222 220 267 214! 204! 176 161 311
100 267 300 328
522 489
100 130 132 131 354 391 474 481 134 339! 260; 242 127 351
340 349 347
195
100 161 165 165 165 133 132 132 433 1341 153| 130 139 132
132
132!
100
164 164 162 161 158
146
158
j j
100 207 205 202 210 214 222 225 215 2091 205j 202 185!i 215
SEATTLE, WASH.

Sirloin steak......... Pound..
Round steak........ .. .do.......
Rib roast.............. ...d o .......
Chuck roast.......... .. .do.......
Plate beef............. __do.......
Pork chops........... ...d o.......
Bacon, sliced........ .. .do.......
Ham, sliced.......... . . .do.......
Lamb.................... .do...
Hens...................... .. .do.......
Milk, fresh............ Quart...
Butter................... Pound..
Cheese................... . .do.......
Lard...................... .do.......
Eggs, strictly fresh Dozen...
Bread.................... Pound..
Flour..................... . .do.......
Corn meal............. ...d o.......
Rice....................... __do.......
Potatoes................ __do.......
Sugar, granulated. ...d o .......
Tea........................ .. .do.......
Coffee.................... ...d o.......
Index number of
weighted ar­
ticles b ...............

22

100 155 157 163
100 163 165 156
100 153 153 147
100 157 157 155
100 156 157 152
100 187 191 180
191
100 190 193 190
185
100 182 186 197
195
100 197 203 203
100
100 176 167 142
167
100 199 173 187
100 216! 212 179
100 193 189
100 179 144 124
100 205! 209 207
100 245 235 235
100 235 252 252
100 251 255 253
100 458 475 558
100 129 132 133
100 225 289 292
100 173 175 175
100 190 192 190

158
164
159
147
153
185
186
193
208
203
139
175
188
179
130
205
252
232
253
825
298
132
176

160
167
159
148
153
196
196
199
209

158
166
158
146
149
190
203
207
197
178
140 147
154 152
190 ~ 187
176 173
133 133
205 205
262 266
235 239
257 256
775 1025
426 430
135 137
175 175

161
167
156
137
139
186
204
205
187
166
156
160
187
170
147
205
266
242
252
792
421
140
175

198

202 209;

204 191 189 179 173 160 190

201

1No quotationson p. 2. until 1919, hence no relative could be shown.
8See footnote 2 secured



159
166
158
135
135
199
204
209
176
162
156
164
186
165
168
205
255
239
256
358
384
142
175

157
164
156
133
138
217
204
179
166
162
182
186
167
195
205
255
235
251
267
310
141
169

211

154
160
154
135
137

156
163
155
141
144
192
203
194
209
199
174
187
153
180
156
151
163
165
186
188
182
182
227
166
205
204
238
245
226
184 229
234
181 242
233
208 517
231
177! 308
140 139 135 136
158 150 149!—169
' *.

212

153
155
149
132
134
193
194
170
165
144
159
185
182
227
204|
214
203
203
225

200

143
148
141
125
130
163
180
186
166
165
144
149
186
170
189

180
200

210

160

RETAIL PRICES, 1913 TO DECEMBER, 1920,

RELATIVE RETAIL PRICES OF 23 FOOD ARTICLES: 1920 AND
EACH MONTH OF 1920 COMPARED WITH 1913, FOR EACH OF 39
CITIES—Concluded
SPRINGFIELD, ILL.

T able

[Prices not secured for this city until after 1913, see p. 58.]

WASHINGTON, D. C.
Article.

Unit.

Sirloin steak......... Pound..
Round steak......... .. .do.......
Rib roast.............. ...d o .......
Chuck roast.......... ...d o.......
Plate beef---------- ...d o.......
Pork chops........... ...d o.......
Bacon, sliced........ .. .do.......
Ham, sliced.......... ...d o.......
Lamb.................... __do.......
Hens...................... .. .do.......
Milk, fresh............ Quart...
Butter................... Pound..
Cheese................
.d o.....
Lard...................... . .do.......
Eggs, strictly fresh D ozen Bread.................... Pound ..
Flour..................... __do.......
Corn meal............. __do.......
Rice....................... ...d o .....
Potatoes................ __do.......
Sugar, granulated. .. .do.......
Tea......................... __do.......
Coffee....................
Index number of
22 weighted ar­
ticles 1................
1 See footnote 2 on p. 2.




Av­
1920
er­
age
for
year Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May June July Aug. Sept. Oct. Nov. Dec.
1913. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15.
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100
100

181
190
177
170
148
189
182
191
217
214
206
195
183
225
290
182
224
224
194
278
355
134
167

181
190
177
170
147
190
181
192
236
224
206
191
180
220
25,0
180
229
220
196
317
371
135
167

180
186
176
166
143
197
181
194
223
225
206
194
185
206
178
189
221
216
200
344
371
135
167

189
198
186
174
152
227
186
202
266
238
206
202
185
205
171
189
224
216
201
494
378
137
167

190
201
189
175
152
224
187
205
243
232
186
191
185
199
170
218
234
224
202
533
443
137
167

198
208
194
181
153
211
189
208
238
232
186
173
184
199
174
220
245
236
200
500
498
137
165

219
235
208
204
163
232
195
215
233
229
186 .
175
182
196
177
220
237
240
203
461
506
136
165

209
225
200
183
153
245
196
212
222
224
186
173
177
189
193
216
232
240
203
261
425
135
162

206
219
201
186
156
260
197
212
229
227
190
174
174
190
240
218
232
236
198
178
365
135
157

193
203
195
179
152
244
198
211
224
223
209
179
174
197
256
214
216
216
179
161
275
135
144

188
194
188
177
154
222
193
208
224
220
209
183
172
194
292
214
205
192
163
172
251
137
136

168
170
172
160
137
166
169
195
206
190
209
167
168
177
318
186
182
180
156
172
208
136
128

A v­
er­
age
for
year
1920.
192
202
189
177
151
217
188
204
230
223
199
183
179
200
226
204
224
220
192
322
371
136
158

100 208 207 202 213 215 216 220 209 209 203 201 186 208

161

GENERAL, TABLES.
T

a b l e

»

AVERAGE RETAIL PRICES OF COAL, PER TON OF 2,000 POUNDS,
JANUARY AND JUNE TO DECEMBER, 1920, BY CITIES.

____

City and kind of coal.

Janu­ June
ary 15. 15.

Atlanta, Ga.:
Pennsylvania anthracite—
Stove..........................................
Chestnut...................................
Bituminous...................................... $9.050
Baltimore, Md.:
Pennsylvania anthracite—
Stove.......................................... 112.500
Chestnut.................................... 112.600
Bituminous...................................... 1 7.500
Birmingham, Ala.:
Bituminous...................................... 7.496
Boston, Mass.:
Pennsylvania anthracite—
Stove......................................... 12.750
Chestnut.................................... 12.750
Bridgeport, Conn.:
Pennsylvania anthracite—
Stove......................................*. 12.500
Chestnut.................................... 12.500
Bituminous..................................... 8. 500
Buffalo, N. Y.:
Pennsylvania anthracite—
Stove......................................... 10.890
Chestnut.................................. 10.990
Butte, Mont.:
Bituminous..................................... 10.381
Charleston, S. C.:
Pennsylvania anthracite—
Stove......................................... 113.400
Chestnut.................................. 113.500
Bituminous..................................... 8.500
Chicago, 111.:
Pennsylvania anthracite—
Stove.......................................... 12.590
Chestnut.................................... 12.690
Bituminous..................................... 8.020
Cincinnati, Ohio:
Pennsylvania anthracite—
Stove......................................... 12.500
Chestnut.................................... 12.667
Bituminous..................................... 6.739
Cleveland, Ohio:
Pennsylvania anthracite—
Stove......................................... 12.300
Chestnut.................................... 12.233
Bituminous..................................... 7.911
Columbus, Ohio:
Pennsylvania anthracite—
Chestnut.................................... 12.000
Bituminous..................................... 6.513
Balias, Tex.:
Arkansas anthracite—
Egg............................................. 18.500
Bituminous..................................... 14. 583
Denver, Colo.:
Colorado anthracite—
Stove, 3 and 5 mixed.............. 14.000
Furnace, 1 and 2 mixed......... 13.500
Bituminous...................................... 8.908
Detroit, Mich.:
Pennsylvania anthracite—
Stove.......................................... 12.650
Chestnut.................................... 12. 750
Bituminous..................................... 8.781
Fall River, Mass.:
Pennsylvania anthracite—
Stove........................................ 13.000
Chestnut.................................... 12. 750
Bituminous...................................... 10.000
Houston, Tex.:.
Bituminous..................................... 12.000
Indianapolis, Ind.:
Pennsylvania anthracite
Stove......................................... 13.000
Chestnut.................................... 13.167
Bituminous..................................... 8.188

1Per ton of 2,240 pounds.




1920
July August Septem­ October Novem­ Decem­
15.
15. ber 15. 15. ber 15. ber 15.

$18,500 $18,500 $18,500 $18.500 $18,500 $18.500 $18.500
18.500 18.500 18.500 18.500 18.500 18.500
12.545 13.250 14.462 14.938 14.596 14.375 12.146
115.708
115.708
i 11.594
10.421

i 15.500
1 15.500
1 11.639
10.568

14.500 14.500 14.500 16.000 16.000 16.000
14.500 14.500 14.500 16.000 16.000 16.000

16.000
16.000

15.000 15.000 15.800 17.200 17.954 17.500
15.000 15.000 15.800 17.200 17.954 17.500
12.000

17.500
17.500

12.190 13.250 13.220 13.220
12.190 13.250 13.240 13.240
12.000
11.067 12.548 12.570 12.801

13.220
13.240

113.500
i 13.600
1 8.786
8.791

12.000
12.000
11.000
10.444

113.750
i 13.850
i 8.938
9.431

12.080
12.080
12.000
10.908

113.750
113. 850
i 8.938
9.737

115.500
115. 500
110.469
10 020

115.500
115. 500
111.125
10.269

12.801

116.200 116.325 116.200 117.000 117.875 117.875 1 17.875
116.300 116.400 116.300 116.850 117.725 117.725 i 17.725
12.000 12.000 12.000 12.750 13.000 13.250 13.250
14.150 14.675 14.808 16.878 16.710 16.638
14.288 14.788 14.923 17.033 16.750 16.663
8.414 8.946 9.092 10.780 10.940 10.661

16.638
16.750
10.443

15.725 16.215
14.000 14.167
14.000 14.000 14.167 15.000 15.500 16.250
8.000 8.000 8.143 8.893 9.000 9.000

15.970
16.125
8.873

13.525 14.050 14.178 16.455 16.540 16.290
12.500 14.025 14.153 16.428 16.513 16.263
9.200 11.357 11.357 12.243 12.350 12.064

15.878
15.850
9.643

14.650 14.650 14.650 16.300 16.300 16.500
9.982 9.458 10.199 10.693 11.508 10.875

16.500
10.053

17.000 17.500 19,500 20.000 20.000 20.500
14.000 14.083 15,583 15.583 15.583 15.583

20.500
16.333

14.600 14. 875 15.525 16.995 17.600 17.600
14.530 14. 875 15.525 16.995 17.600 17.600
9.371 9.469 9.997 11.371 11.667 11.691

17.600
17.600
11.662

14.250 14.625 14.563 15.667 16.500 17.700
14.200 14.625 14.625 16.417 16.438 17.600
10.933 12. 417 12.500 14.300 14.029 13.706

16.650
16.550
12.806

16.333
16.250
14.000
16.610

16.333
16.250
14.000
16.232

13. 750 14.375 14. 890 17.055 16.430
14.250 14.875 15. 390 17. 070 16. 415
9.313 9.625 9. 792 10. 875 10. 729 .10.708

15.750
15.750
10.729

14.500
14.250
12.250
11.500

14.500
14.250
12.875
11.750

14.500
14.250
13.000
12. 200

16.000
15.500
13.000
14.778

17.500
16.500
14.000
16.132

162

RETAIL PRICES, 1913 TO DECEMBER, 1920,

T able D .—AVERAGE RETAIL PRICES OF COAL, PER TON OF 2,000 POUNDS,

JANUARY AND JUNE TO DECEMBER, 1920, BY CITIES—Continued.
1920
City and kind of coal.

Jacksonville, Fla.:
Pennsylvania anthracite—
Stove...............................
Chestnut.........................
Bituminous...........................
Kansas City, Mo.:
Arkansas anthracite—
Furnace...........................
Stove or No. 4................
Bituminous..........................
Little Rock, Ark.:
Arkansas anthracite—
Egg..................................
Stove...............................
Bituminous................ .........
Los Angeles, Calif.:
Bituminous...........................
Louisville, Ky.:
Pennsyl vania anthracite—
Chestnut.........................
Bituminous...........................
Manchester, N. H.:
Pennsylvania anthracite—
Stove...............................
Chestnut.........................
Bituminous...........................
Memphis, Tenn.:
Pennsylvania anthracite—
Stove...............................
Chestnut.........................
Bituminous...........................
Milwaukee, Wis.:
Pennsylvania anthracite—
Stove..............................
Chestnut.........................
Bituminous...........................
Minneapolis, Minn.:
Pennsylvania anthracite—
Stove...............................
Chestnut.........................
Bituminous..........................
Mobile, Ala.:
Bituminous...........................
Newark, N. J.:
Pennsylvania anthracite—
Stove..............................
Chestnut.........................
New Haven, Conn.:
Pennsylvania anthracite—
Stove......................... .
Chestnut.........................
New Orleans, La.:
Pennsylvania anthracite—
Stove...............................
Chestnut.........................
Bituminous................ ..........
New York, N. Y.:
Pennsylvania anthracite—
Stove......... ...............
Chestnut.........................
Norfolk, Va.:
Pennsylvania anthracite—
Stove...............................
Chestnut.........................
Bituminous...........................
Omaha, Neb.:
Pennsylvania anthracite—
Stove...............................
Chestnut.........................
Bituminous...........................
Peoria, 111.:
Pennsylvania anthracite:
Stove...............................
Chestnut....... , ................
Bituminous..........................
1Per ton of 2,240 pounds.



Janu­ June
ary 15. 15.

July August Septem­ October Novem­ Decem­
15.
15. ber 15. 15. ber 15. ber 15.

$22,000 $23,000 $23,000 $23,000
. $17,000
$18,000
18.000
22.000 23.000 23.000 23.000
17.000
11.000 $14,000 15.000 $17,000 18.000 18.000 16.000 16.000

15.950 15.150 15.7.50 17.000 19.500 19.100 19.100
16.583 15.750 16.500 17.500 20.000 19.500 19.500
8.625 9.118 9.600 10.334 11.496 11.496 11.438

18.700
19. 333
10. 885

14.500 15.500 16.500 17.000
10.375 11.950 12.591 13.085 14.875 15.462
16.000 17.000 17.000 17.000 19.000 19. Ill

17.000
17.000
15.385
19.222

17.000
17.000
15.133
19.222

13.750 15.000
15.000 17.000 17.000 17.000
6.836 9.813 9.531 10.134 10.797 11.043 11.176

17.000
11.088

13.417 15.000 15.000 16.000 16.000 18.000 18.000
13.417 15.000 15.000 16.000 16.000 18.000 18.000
10.000 12.000 13.000 14.000 14.333 16.000 15.000

18.000
18.000
14.333

16.000 17.000 18.000 18.000 18.000 18.000 18.000
16.000 17.000 18.000 18.000 18.000 18.000 18.000
8.000
8.850 9.563 10.600 11.550 11. 550 11.550

18.000
18.000
11.550

12.600 14.688 14.800 14.920 15.210 15.970 16.200
12.700 14.788 14.900 15.000 15.290 16.050 16.300
8.9< 11.469 12.167 12.642 13.719 14. 510 14.469

16.200
16.280
14.083

14.000
14.100
10.425
10.333

16.440
16.480
11.918
11.400

16.520
16.560
12.044
11.900

16.600
16.640
12.309
12.852

17.240
17.300
14.365
13.328

18.350
18.430
15.131
14.202

18. 390 18.370
18.470 18.460
15.547 15.528
14.235 14.344

10.483 11.750 11.767 11.908 13.000 13.000 13.000
10.4! 11.750 11.767 11.908 13.000 13.000 13.000

13.000
13.000

12.250 14.250 14.583 14.782 17.262 17.750 18.000
12.250 14.250 14.583 14.782 17.262 17.750 18.000

17.750
17.750

17.500
19.000 19.250 22.500 •22.500 22.500 . 22. 500
17.500 18.500 18.833 19.500 22.500 22.500 22. 500 22.500
9.269 10.333 10.857 12.192 14.400 14.327 14.145 13. 827
11.536 12.800 13.067 13.550 14.200 14.398 14.873
11.600 12.814 13.067 13.550 14.200 14.398 14. 873

14.708
14.708

13.000 14.500 14.500 14.500 15.500 16.000 16.000
13.000 14.500 14.500 14.500 15.500 16.000 16.000
9.750 11.727 12.125 12.125 13.000 13.679 13.679

16.000
16.000
13. 679

17.275 19.940 21.300 21.883 23.900 23.900 23.900 23.750
17.450 20.080 21.400 22.483 24.000 24.000 24.000 23.750
10.108 11.168 ri. 465 12.586 14.477 14.753 14.753 14.025
13.000
13.000
6.000

16.500
14.000 14.250 16.215
14.000 14.150 16.500 16.000 16.500
6.375 7.429 7.938 9.186 9.313 9.031

17.000
17.000
7.750

GENEBAL TABLES.

163

T able D . — AVERAGE RETAIL PRICES OF COAL, PER TON OF 2,000 POUNDS,

JANUARY AND JUNE TO DECEMBER, 1920, BY CITIES.

City and kind of coal.

Janu­ June
ary 15. 15.

1920
July August Septem­ October Novem­ Decem­
15.
15. ber 15. 15. ber 15. ber 15.

Philadelphia, Pa.:
Pennsylvania anthracite—
Stove......................................... i$11.881 i$13.286 i $13.469 i$13.938 i$14.838 i$14.888 1 $14.975 1 $14.975
Chestnut.................................... 111.906 113.250 113.438 113.938 114.838 1 14.888 1 14.975 1 14.975
Pittsburgh, Pa.:
Pennsylvania anthracite—
Stove......................................... 113.750 i 15.250 115.250 116.250
1 19.000 1 18.500 1 18.500
Chestnut................................... i 14.000 115.125 i 15.175 i 16.000
1 18. 833 1 18.500 1 18.500
Bituminous...................................... 6.179 7.333 7.375 7.876 8.414 9.028 9.125 8. 813
Portland, Me.:
Pennsylvania anthracite—
Stove.......................................... 13.440 15.360 15.360 15.360 16.800 17.280 17.280 17.280
Chestnut.................................... 13.440 15.360 15.360 15.360 16.800 17.280 17.280 17.280
Bituminous...................................... 9.370 12.650 14.810 15.190 14.700 14.700 14.373 14.047
Portland, Oreg.:
Bituminous...................................... 11.618 11.800 11.955 12.457 13.363 14.207 14.272 14.250
Providence, R. I.:
Pennsylvania anthracite—
Stove......................................... 212.950 214.500 2 14.500 2 14.500 2 16.000 2 16.200 2 17.100 2 17.100
Chestnut.................................... 2 13.000 2 14.500 214.500 2 14.500 2 16.000 2 16.200 2 17.100 2 17.100
Bituminous...................................... 2 10*. 000 2 13.167 213.625 2 14.125 2 14.125 2 14.833 2 14. 687 2 14.000
Richmond, Va.:
Pennsylvania anthracite—
Stove......................................... 12.125 13.500 13.500 13.500 15.000 15.125 15.500 15.625
Chestnut.................................... 12.125 13. 500 13.500 13.500 15.000 15.125 15.500 15.625
Bituminous..................................... 8.931 10.286 10.882 10.912 11.903 12.236 12.528 12.472
Rochester, N. Y.:
Pennsylvania anthracite—
Stove.......................................... 10.800 12.100 12.200 12.300 13.375 13. 375 13.400 13.400
Chestnut.................................... 10.900 12.200 12.300 12.400 13.475 13.475 13.500 13.500
St. Louis, Mo.:
Pennsylvania anthracite—
Stove........................................ 13.100 14.433 14.350 14.350 16.250 16.250 16.250 17.050
Chestnut.................................... 13.225 14.433 14.350 14.350 15.775 16.250 16.250 17.050
Bituminous..................................... 5.970 6. 650| 6.632 7.402 ’ 8.213 8.463 8.400 8.368
St. Paul, Minn.:
|
Pennsylvania anthracite—
Stove......................................... 14.000 16.380' 16.483 16.567 17.217} 18.292 18.458 18.458
Chestnut................................... 14.100 16.420' 16.517 16.600 17.2671 18.325 18.492 18.492
Bituminous..................................... 11.531 13. 277| 13.258 13.642 15. 7461 16.879 16.824 16.979
Salt Lake City, Utah:
Colorado anthracite—
Furnace, 1 and 2 mixed........ 16.313 17. 833- 18.375 18.500 18.4001 18.400 17.900 18.000
Stove, 3 and 5 mixed.............. 16.583 18.1671 18.375 18.500 18.500 18.500 18.500 18.500
Bituminous..................................... 8.236 9.256 9.250 9.250 9.750! 9.750 10.069 10.006
San Francisco, Calif.:
New Mexico anthracite—
Cerillos egg................................ 23.000 23.000 24.000 24.750 27.500 28.650 28.650 28.650
Colorado anthracite—
Egg........................................... 21.750 21.750 23.0001 23.000 26.250 26.750 26.750 26.750
Bituminous...................................... 15.100 15.643 16.643 16.786 18.786 19.400 19.400 19.400
Savannah, Ga.:
Pennsylvania anthracite—
Stove......................................... 315.100 3 16.100 317.600 3 17.600 3 19.100 319.100 319.100 319.100
Chestnut.................................... 315.100 3 16.100 317.600 3 17.600 319.100 319.100 319.100 319.100
Bituminous..................................... 311.100 3 13.267 314.500 315.700 3 17.300 317.350 3 17. 350 3 17. 350
Scranton, Pa.:
Pennsylvania anthracite—
Stove......................................... 8.233 9.100 9.275 9.383 9.833 9.833 9.833 9.833
Chestnut.................................... 8.300 9.100 9.275 9.383 9.833 9.833 9.833 9.833
Seattle, Wash.:
Bituminous...................................... 49.588 49.463 49.843 410.432 410.800 411.612 411.612 411.612
Springfield, 111.:
Bituminous...................................... 3.950 4.420 4.450 4.410 4.800 4.815 4.740 4.950
Washington, D. C.:
Pennsylvania anthracite—
Stove.......................................... 112.447 i 13.650 i 13. 793 i 14.207 1 15.514 1 15.543 115.600 1 15.600
Chestnut.................................... 112.538 i 13.729 1 13.857 i 14.143 115. 471 1 15.500 1 15.529 1 15. 529
Bituminous...................................... 18.267 1 9.840 i 9.694 i 9.836 1 11.370 1 11.515 1 11.510 1 11.480
1 Per ton of 2.240 pounds.
2 Fifty cents per ton additional charged for “binning.” Most customers require binning, or basketing
the coal into the cellar.
3 All coal sold in Savannah is weighed by the city. A charge of 10 cents per ton or half ton is made. This
additional charge has been included in the above prices.
4 Prices in Zone A. The cartage charge in zone A is $1.85, which has been included in the average. The
cartage charges in Seattle range from $1.85 to $2.90 according to distance.



164

RETAIL PRICES, 191R TO DECEMBER, 1920.

T able E .—NET PRICE OF GAS FOR HOUSEHOLD USE, PER 1,000 CUBIC

FEET, ON APRIL 15 OF EACH YEAR, 1907 TO 1920, BY CITIES.1
2
MANUFACTURED GAS.

City.

1907 1908 1909 1910 1911 1912 1913 1914 1915 1916 1917 1918 1919 1920

Atlanta, Ga...................... $1.0Q$1.00 $1.00 $1.00 $1.00 $1.00 $1.00 $1.00 $1.00 $1.00 $1.00 $1.00 $1.15 $1.15
Baltimore, Md................. 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 .90 .90 .90 .80 .80 .75 .75 .75 .75 .75
Birmingham, Ala........... 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 .95 .95 .95 .95 .95 .95 .95
Boston, Mass................... .92 .90 .90 .87 .85 .83 .82 .82 .80 .80 .80 .85 1.02 1.07
Bridgeport, Conn............
1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00
1.10
Buffalo, N^Y.................. i.oo i.oo i.oo i.oo 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.10 1.45
1.00 L 45
Butte, Mont......................
1.50 1.50 1. 50 1.50 1. 50 1 50 1. 50 L 50
Charleston, S. C............... 1.33 1.30 1.28 1.25 1.20 1.20 1.10 1.10 1.10 1.10
Chicago, 111...................... .85 .85 .85 .85 .85 .80 .80 .80 .80 .80 1.00 1.10 1.10 1.25
.80 .755
.90
Cleveland, Ohio............... .75 .75 .75 .75 .80 .80 .80 .80 .80 .80 .80 .80 .94 .80
.80
Denver, Colo.................... 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 .90 .85 .85 .80 .80 .80 .80 .85 .95 .95
Detroit, Mich.................. .85 .85 .80 .80 .80 .78 .75 .75 .75 .75 .75 .75 .79 .79
Fall River, Mass............. .90 .90 .85 .85 .80 .80 .80 .80 .80 .80 .80 .95 .95 1.05
Houston, Tex..................
1.00 1.00 1. 00 1. 00
00
Indianapolis, Ind............ .90 .90 .90 .60 .60 .60 .60 .55 .55 .55 1.00 1.55 1.00 1.09
! 55
. 60 .60
Jacksonville, Fla............. 1.50 1.40 1.35 1.30 1.25 1.25 1.20 1.20 1.15 1.15 1.15 1.25 1.25 1. 50
Manchester, N. H ........... 1.10 1.10 1.10 1.10 1.10 1.10 1.10 1.10 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.10 1.10
Memphis, Tenn.............. 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 11.10
Milwaukee, Wis.............. .80 .80 .80 .80 .80 .75 .75 .75 .75 .75 .75 .75 .75 .75
Minneapolis, Minn.. ___ 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 .85 .85 .85 .80 .80 .77 .77 .77 :*95 .95
Mobile, Ala......................
T 10 1.10 1.10 1.10
Newark, N. J................... 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 .90 .90 .90 1.10 1.10 1.35 1.35
.*90 ^97 ! 97 1.15
New Haven, Conn.......... .95 .95 .95 .95 .95 .95 .90 .90 .90 .90 .90 1.00 1.10 1.10
New Orleans, La............. 1.20 1.15 1.15 1.15 1.15 1.10 1.10 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 LOO- 1.30 1.30
New York, N .Y ............. .86 .86 .85 .85 .84 .83 .84 .84 .83 .83 .83 .83 .85 .87
Norfolk, Va......................
1.00 1.00 1.00 1. 00
1.20 1. 1.60
Omaha, Nebr.................. 1.15 1.15 1.15 i.is 1.15 1.15 1.15 1.15 1.15 1.00 1.00 1.15 1.‘ 20 L 15
L00
15
Peoria, 111.........................
.90 .90 .90 . 90 .85 . 85 . 85 . 85
Philadelphia, Pa............. 1.00 1.00 1.00 i.oo 1.00 1.00 1. 00 1.00 1.00 1.00 L00 l.’oo L00 L00
Pittsburgh, Pa................ 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00
Portland, Me...................
1.10 1. 00 1.00 1.00 1.00 00
Portland, Oreg................ .95 .95 .95 .95 .95 .95 .95 .95 .95 .95 .95 1..95 1.40 *L40
.95 .'95
Providence, R. I ............. .95 .95 .95 .90 .90 .90 .85 .85 .85 .85 .85 1.00 1.30 1.30
Richmond, Va................ 1.00 1.00 .90 .90 .90 .90 .90 .90 .90 .80 .80 .80 1.00 LOO
Rochester, N. Y ..............
.95 .95 .95 .95 .95 .95 .95 .95
St. Louis, Mo................... .90 .90 .90 .90 .80 .80 .80 .80 .80 .80 .75 .75 .75 .85
St. Paul, Minn................
.95 90 .90 .85 . 85 .85
Salt Lake City, Utah__ 1.10 1.10 1.10 i.io 1.10 1.10 .90 .90 .90 .90 .90 .90 . 85 . 85
San Francisco, Calif....... .85 .85 .925 .925 .925 .80 .75 .85 .85 .85 .85 .85 1.10 2L30
.90 .95
Savannah, Ga..................
1. 25
Scranton, Pa.................... .95 .95 .95 .95 .95 .95 .95 .95 .95 .95 .95 1.15 1.30 1.30
Seattle, Wash.................. 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.25 1.25 1.55
..
.
Springfield, 111................. .
1.00 1.00 1.00
Washington, D. C........... 1.00 1.00 1.00 .95 .93 .*85 .93 .93 .93 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.10 1.10
.93 .80 .90 .95 .95
NATURAL GAS.

Buffalo, N .Y .................. $0.30 $0.30 $0.30 $0.30 $0.30 $0.30 $0.30 $0.30 $0.30 $0.30 $0.30 $0.30
Cincinnati, Ohio............. .30 .30 .30 .30 .30 .30 .30 .30 .30 .30 .30 .35 $0.35 $0.35
.35
Cleveland, Ohio............... .30 .30 .30 .30 .30 .30 .30 .30 .30 .30 .30 .30 .35 .35
.35
Columbus, Ohio..............
.30 .30 .30 . 30
Dallas, Tex...................... .45 .45 .45 .45 .45 .45 .45 .45 .45 .45 .45 .45 .45 .45
Kansas City, Mo............. .25 .25 .25 .25 .25 .27 .27 .27 .27 .27 .30 .60 .80 .80
Little Rock, Ark.............
.40 .40 .40 .40 .40 .40 .40 .40 .45 . 45
Louisville, K y.................
.62 .65 .65 .65 .65 .65 *65
Pittsburgh, Pa................. .26 .27 .27 .28 .28 .28 .28 .28 .28 .28 .28 .28 .35 .35
MANUFACTURED AND NATURAL GAS MIXED.

Los Angeles, Calif___
Louisville. K v........... ...$0.65 $0.65 $0.65 $0.65 $0.65 $0.65
1 Plus 50 cents per month service charge.
2 Plus 25 cents per month service charge.




$0.68 $0.68 $0.68 $0.68 $0.75 $0.75

165

GENERAL TABLES.

AVERAGE RETAIL PRICES OF SPECIFIED ARTICLES OF DRY
GOODS ON FEB. 15, MAY 15, AUG. 15, AND OCT. 15, 1920, BY CITIES!

T a bl e F.—

A tla n ta ,

Article.

Ga.

B a ltim o r e,

1920

Unit.

Md.

1920

Feb. May Aug. Oct. Feb. May Aug. Oct.
15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15.
Calico, 24 to 25 inch...............................
Percale......................................................
Gingham, apron, 27 to 28 inch.............
Gingham, dress, 27-inch........................
Gingham! dress! 32-inch........................
Muslin, bleached.....................................
Sheeting, bleached, 9-4..........................
Sheets, bleached, 81 by 90.....................
Outing flannel, 27 to 28 inch................
Flannel, white, wool, 27-inch...............
Blankets, cotton, 66 by 80................ ..

Yard. $0.250
. do . .513
...do.. .344
. ..do.. .447
. do . .650
...do.. .393
. ..do.. .972
Each. 2.572
Yard. .393
...do.. .950
Pair.. 5.320

$0.548
.368
.454
.425
. 208
2. 650
.465
5.830

$0.623
.342
.539
.714
.464
1.139
.553
1.250
5.110

.686
1 2.868

$0,508
.280
.433
.643
.402
1.046
2.552
.442
1.250
5.903

$0.356
.528
.351
.423
.582
.475
1.153
2.917
.437
1.150
7.442

$0.257
.474
.324
.450
.645
.410
1. 019
2.548
.380
1.070
6.600

$0.250
.460
.317
.506
.683
.407
1. 014
2. 539
.440
1.098
6.526

$0.150
.380
.280
.413
.643
.290
.833
2.162
.341
1.096
6.054

$0.290
.456
.320
.383
.602
.487
. 999
. 662
.384
1.413
5.230

2

B r id g e p o r t, C on n .

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

Yard. $0.220 $0.250
.. do.. .473 .523
...do.. .390 .340
. 433 .493
...do.. .599 .635
.. .do.. .457 .491
...do.. 1.197 . 220
Each. 2. 638 2.858
Yard. .368 .430
...do.. .625
Pair.. 6.125.

1
1.000

$0.530
.323
.547
.687
.413
1. 267
2. 960
.438
1.190
6.125

$0.478
.290
448
.659
.400
1.148
. 738
.448
1. 250
6.640

2

B u tte , M on t.

Calico, 24 to 25 inch....... — . .. . .. . . Yard. $0.250
Percale...................................................... . ..do.. .483
Gingham, apron, 27 to 28 inch............. ...do.. .280
Gingham, dress, 27-inch........................ ...do.. .394
Gingham, dress, 32-inch....................... ...do.. .500
Muslin, bleached...................... ............. .. do .408
Sheeting, bleached, 9-4.......................... . ..do.. 1.131
Sheets, bleached, 81 by 90..................... Each. 3. 063
Outing flannel, 27 to 28 inch................ Yard. .372
Flannel, white, wool, 27-inch............... ...do..
Blankets, cotton, 66 by 80..................... Pair.. . 800




$0.250
.483
.303
.414
.583
.467
1. 217
3.000
.398
6.770

$0. 250 $0.250
.517 .483
.315 .250
.454 .386
.643 .570
. 444 .350
. 206 1.217
3. C O 3.000
O
.423 .407
1.088
6.850 5. 900

1
1.
6020 1.020 1.020

.668

$0.535
.336
.479
.643
.500
1.159
2.988
.517
1.320
6.225

$0,429
.257
.450
.610
.315
1.125
2.781
.418
1.330
7.500

B o s to n , M ass.

B irm in g h am , A la .

Calico, 24 to 25 inch................................ Yard.
Percale...................................................... .. do $0.434
Gingham, apron, 27 to 28 inch............. . ..do.. .316
Gingham, dress, 27-inch........................ ...do.. .427
, Gingham, dress, 32-inch........................ ...do.. .662
Muslin, bleached.................................... . ..do.. .385
Sheeting, bleached, 9-4.......................... ...do.. .873
Sheets, bleached, 81 by 90..................... Each. 2.094
Outing flannel, 27 to 28 inch................ Yard. .369
Flannel, white, wool, 27-inch............... ...do.. 1.113
Blankets, cotton, 66 by 80..................... Pair.. 6.484

$0. 510
.350
.490
.529
1. 237
3.076
.488
1. 213
7.300

$0.290
.493
.350
.443
.664
.529
1.085
2. 732
.392
1.370
6.125

$0.298
.530
.366
.536
.718
.451
2.745
.495
1.415
6.450

$0.373
. 282
.364
.643
.360
1.041
. 682
.425
1.383
6.288

1.022 2

B u ffa lo , N . Y .

$0,255
.510
.320
.404
.545
.447
1.089
2.664
.392
.980
6.425

$0.290
.553
.380
.486
.690
.483
1.193
2.828
.432
1.115
5.919

$0.290
.518
.385
. 500
.764
.481
2. 910
.494
1.115
. 325

1.210
6

$0,250
.388
.303
.381
.629
.357
1.142
2.817
.385
1.115
6.349

C h a rleston , S . C.

$0,243
.478
.301
.435
.581
.461
1.116
2. 587
.367
1. 267
5. 550

$0. 306
.520
.316
.468
.562
. 490
1.180
2. 756
.408

$0.200 $0.177
.550 .370
.350 .240
.494 .362
.620 .507
. 431 .281
1. 093 . 996
. 968 2.267
.455 .339
4. 727

2
1.010 1.010 1.010

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RETAIL PRICES, 1913 TO DECEMBER, 1920,

F .—AVERAGE RETAIL PRICES OF SPECIFIED ARTICLES OF DRY
GOODS ON FEB. 15, MAY 15, AUG. 15, AND OCT. 15, 1920, BY CITIES—
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T a ble

Chicago, HI.
Article.

1920

Unit.

Cincinnati, Ohio.
1920

Feb. May Aug. Oct. Feb. May Aug. Oct.
15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. ,15. 15.
Calico, 24 to 25 inch................................ Yard. $0,244
...do.. .519
Gingham, apron, 27 to 28 inch............. ...do.. .264
Gingham, dress, 27-inch........................ ...do.. .431
Gingham, dress, 32-inch........................ ...do.. .711
Muslin ; bleached ................................. ...d o.. .467
...d o.. 1.166
Sheets, bleached, 81 by 90............ ........ Each. 2.753
Outing flannel, 27 to 28 inch................. Yard. .393
Flannel, white, wool, 27-inch............... ...do.. 1.750
Blankets, cotton, 66 by 80..................... Pair.. 6.194

$0,248
.513
.317
.457
.758
.437
1.244
2.912
.447
6.220

$0,253
.443
.340
.472
.812
.464
1.237
2.972
.494
1.000
6.498

$0.216
.458
.274
.383
.805
.282
1.023
2.523
.322
1.150
6.255

$0,243 $0,277 $0,283 $0,226
.470 .495 .527 .465
.293 .317 .312 .270
.408 .458 .467 .410
.639 .664 .712 .713
.393 .400 .435 .375
.999 1.020 1.113 .999
2.499 2.500 2.796 2.540
.360 .410 .488 .347
1.110 1.000 1.000 1.193
6.400
5.950 6.898

Cleveland, Ohio.
Calico, 24 to 25 inch................................ Yard. $0.236
Percale ...................................................... ...do.. .526
Gingham, apron, 27 to 28 inch............. ...do.. .323
Gingham, dress, 27-inch...................... ...do.. .457
Gingham dress, 32-inch......................... ...do.. .667
Muslin, bleached........................... ........ ...do.. .440
Sheeting, bleached, 9-4.........................
1.066
Sheets, bleached, 81 by 90..................... Each. 2.710
Outing flannel, 27 to 28 inch................. Yard. .426
Flannel, white, wool, 27-inch...............
Blankets, cotton, 66 by 80..................... Pair.. 6.583

$0,235
.559
.358
.480
.738
.461
1.148
2.917
.468
1.000
6.636

$0,243
.582
.342
.494
.770
.459
1.189
2.856
.478
1.250
7.000

Columbus, Ohio.

$0,200
.392
.290
.379
.691
.336
.926
2.265
.374
1.250
6.680

$0,200
.490
.350
.444
.644
.461
1.170
2.722
.510
5.817

$0,250
.530
.290
.477
.773
.395
1.061
2.771
.433
1.125
7.161

$0,200
.387
.235
.358
.615
.272
.926
2.298
.336
1.125
7.079

$0,250
.520
.360
.443
.774
.472
1.245
2.864
.425
1.200
6.343

Detroit, Mich.
Calico, 24 to 25 inch............................... Yard. $0,250
Percale............................ ....................... ...do.. .472
Gingham, apron, 27 to 28 inch............. ...do.. .318
Gingham, dress, 27-inch...................... ...do.. .396
Gingham, dress, 32-inch........................ ...do.. .615
Muslin, bleached..................................... ...do.. .456
Sheeting, bleached, 9-4.......................... ...do.. 1.090
Sheets, bleached, 81 by 90..................... Each. 2.734
Outing flannel, 27 to 28 inch................ Yard. .365
Flannel white wool, 27-inch.............. ...d o.. 1.000
Blankets, cotton, 66 by 80...... .............. Pair.. 5.800




$0,249
.520
.354
.469
.729
.512
1.117
2.987
.420
.988
6.214

$0.237
.529
.374
.470
.742
.478
1.100
2.909
.468
.967
6.240

$0,289 $0,250
.648 .522
.363 .268
.501 . 459<
.757 .685
.458 .367
1.348 1.170
2.734 2.613
.516 . 450
6.415 6.102

Denver, Colo.

Dallas, Tex.
Calico, 24 to 25 inch..................*............ Yard. $0,250 $0,250
Percale ........... ......................................... ...d o.. .434 .455
Gingham, apron, 27 to 28 inch............. ...do.. .310 .294
Gingham, dress, 27-inch........................ ...do.. .431 .461
Gingham, dress, 32-inch........................ ...do.. .622 .689
Muslin bleached
............................ ..do.. .391 .418
Sheeting, bleached, 9-4.......................... ...do.. .985 1.033
Sheets, bleached, 81 by 90..................... Each. 2.348 2.683
Outing flannel, 27 to 28 inch................. Yard. .361 4 .411
1.000
Flannel, white, wool, 27-inch............... ...d o..
Blankets, cotton, 66 by 80..................... Pair.. 6.725 6.950

$0,288
.646
.363
.461
.733
.445
1.323
2.991
.430
1.417
6.475
$0,263
.630
.380
.482
.773
.520
1.312
3.361
.503
1.000
7.313

$0,250 $0,200
.695 .580
.380 .325
.567 .473
.813 .753
.500 .390
1.330 1.145
3.337 2.845
.528 .486
1.250 1.367
7.750 7.688

Fall River, Mass.
$0.197
.447
.294
.383
.689
.342
.992
2.548
.420
1.067
6.246

$0.290
$0,430 .453 $0,490 $0,420
.350 .343 .325 .263
.455 .423 .484 .395
.610 .645 .680 .590
j .443 .480 .482 .380
1.040 1.150 1.083 1.083
2.575 2.583 2.663 2.488
.400 .370 .400 .420
6.173 5.410 5.980 5.937
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GENERAL TABLES,
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F.—AVERAGE RETAIL PRICES OF SPECIFIED ARTICLES OF DRY
GOODS ON FEB. 15, MAY 15, AUG. 15, AND OCT. 15, 1920, BY CITIES—
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a b l e

H o u sto n , T ex.

Article.

In d ia n a p o lis, In d.

1920

Unit.

1920

Feb. May Aug. Oct. Feb. May Aug. Oct.
15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15.
Calico, 24 to 25 inch.............. ................. Yard. $0,250
Percale...................................................... ...d o.. .433
Gingham, apron, 27 to 28 inch............. ...do.. .290
Gingham, dress, 27-inch........................ ...do.. .383
Gingham, dress, 32-inch........................ ...do.. .618
... do.. .385
Sheeting, bleached, 9-4.......................... ...do.. .975
Sheets, bleached, 81 by 90..................... Each. 2.365
Outing flannel, 27 to 28 inch................. Yard. .336
Flannel, white, wool, 27-inch............... ...do.. .910
Blankets, cotton, 66 by 80..................... Pair.. 7.500

$0,290 $0,230 $0,210 $0.251 $0,253 $0,258
.518 .600 .360 .470 .483 .469
.338 .333 .245 .303 .345 .342
.408 .458 .325 .411 .465 .488
.685 .763 .544 .609 .613 .620
.429 .385 .250 .426 .461 .447
1.038 .970 .776 1.066 1.207 1.184
2.664 2.779 2.317 2.595 2.910 . 787
.353 .453 .335 .379 .439 .462
.880 .875 .974 1.250 1.290 1.290
6.500 6.543 7.047 6.503 6.858 6.685

2

J a c k so n v ille , F la .

Calico, 24 to 25 inch................................ Yard.
Percale ................................ ..................
$0.523
Gingham, apron, 27 to 28 inch............. ...do.. .390
Gingham, dress, 27-inch........................ ...do.. .410
Gingham, dress, 32-inch........................ ...do.. .645
Muslin, bleached.................................... ...do.. .465
Sheeting, bleached, 9-4.............
Sheets, bleached, 81 by 90................... Each. 2.743
Outing flannel, 27 to 28 inch................. Yard. .420
Flannel, white, wool, 27-inch............... ...d o..
Blankets, cotton, 66 by 80..................... Pair.. 6.500

$0,250
.643
.390
.463
.720
.523
1.310
3.016
.483
6.500

1.200
1.000 1.000

Calico, 24 to 25 inch............................... Yard. $0,250
Percale...................................
.480
Gingham, apron, 27 to 28 in c h ................ ...do.. .295
Gingham, dress, 27-inch........................
.383
Gingham, dress, 32-inch........................ .. do. .538
Muslin, bleached..................................... . do. .406
Sheeting, bleached , 9-4......................... . do. 1.008
Sheets, hlea,ehed, 81 by 90.......................... Each 2.330
Outing, flannel, 27 to 28 inch................ Yard. .388
Flannel, white, wool, 27-inch............... ...do.. 1.113
Blankets, cotton, 66 by 80..................... Pair.. 5.000

$0.270
.480
.298
.371
.636
.443
1.181
2.818
.394
1.348
5.140

1.000

$0,269
.520
.283
.413
.694
.432
1.156
2.881
.459
1.068
6.175

$0.233
426
.238
.374
.563
.321
.943
2.361
.356
1.156
6.488




$0,246
.523
.322
.458
.766
.427
1.042
2.725
.388
1.375
5.500

$0,246
.495
.320
.513
.749
.386
1.003
2.798
.590
.840
6.980

$0.275 $0.296 $0,255
. 545 . 573 .517
.364 !360 .250
.503 .488 .446
.714 .706 .737
.486 .486 .411
1.275
1 077
3.063 3.100 2.725
.428 .480 .453
6.333 6.736 6.893

1.200

L o s A n g eles, C alif.

$0,203
.500
.350
.419
.658
.396
.956
2.368
.414
1.500
6.204

$0,203
.531
.368
.445
.737
.445
1.038
2.650
.433
6.388

1.000

$0.228
.545
.350
.464
.673
.447
1.094
. 816
.480
1.417
6.152

$0,509
.306
.431
.681
.379
1.032
2.606
.429
1.333
6.756

2 1

M an ch ester, N . H .

L ou isville, K y.

Calico, 24 to 25 inch.................. ............ Yard. $0,238
Percale
............. .......... . . . _____ ...do.. .530
Gingham, apron, 27 to 28 inch............. ...do.. .335
Gingham, dress, 27-inch........................ ...do.. .445
Gingham, dress,32-inch-----................. ...do.. .755
Muslin, bleached..................................... ...do.. .404
Sheeting, bleached, 0-4........................... ...do.. .990
Sheets, bleached, 81 by 90..................... Each. 2.603
Outing flannel, 27 to 28 inch................. Yard. .363
Flannel, white, wool, 27-inch............... ...do.. 1.175
Blankets, cotton, 66 b y 80................... Pair.. 6.993

K a n sa s C ity , M o.

$0,290 $0.266
$0.605 .445 .500
.320 .290 .350
.447 .397 .450
.742 .656 .690
.500 .408 .473
1.070
1.243
2.966 2.363 2.420
.427 .410 .403
.800 .850
7.000 7.143 6.250

L ittle R ock , A rk.

$0,223
.458
.281
.407
.575
.386
1.076
2.606
.397
1.195
6.622

$0,225
.469
.250
.433
.714
.298
.970
2.655
.432
1.125
6.903

$0,286
.432
.303
.396
.584
.467
2.684
.374
1.080
5.615

1.111

$0,303
.461
.303
.399
. 617
.514
1.127
2.651
.391
1.095
5.988

$0.273
.454
.335
.437
.674
.487
1.150
2.727
.464
1.095
6.188

$0,258
.449
.253
.341
.591
.381
1.033
2.431
.371
1.095
5.560

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RETAIL PRICES, 1913 TO DECEMBER, 1920,

F . — AVERAGE RETAIL PRICES OF SPECIFIED ARTICLES OF DRY
GOODS ON FEB. 15, MAY 15, AUG. 15, AND OCT. 15, 1920, BY CITIES—

T able

Continued.

M em phis, T en n .

Article.

1920

Unit.

M ilw au k ee, W is.

1920

Feb. May Aug. Oct. Feb. May Aug. Oct.
15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15.
Calico, 24 to 25 inch....... .........................
Percale......................................................
Gingham, apron, 27 to 28 inch..............
Gingham, dress, 27-inch........................
Gingham, dress, 32-inch........................
Muslin, bleached.................................
Sheeting, bleached, 9-4........................
Sheets, bleached, 81 by 90.....................
Outing flannel, 27 to 28 inch.................
Flannel, white, wool, 27-inch..............
Blankets, cotton, 66 by 80.....................

Yard. $0,264
...do.. .507
...do.. .355
...do.. .426
...do.. .687
...do.. .435
...do.. 1.007
Each. 2.669
Yard. .383
...do.. 1.213
Pair.. 6.987

$0,257
.580
.283
.463
.638
.480
1.098
2.904
.375
1.310
7.067

$0,290
.598
.350
.512
.747
.418
1.108
2.896
.471
1.288
6.442

$0,256
.461
.281
.493
.722
.334
1.120
2.667
.416
1.288
6.495

$0,220
.538
.350
.423
.629
.473
1.002
2.703
.414
6.593

M in n ea p o lis, M inn.

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

Y a rd .
.do..
...d o ..
...d o ..
...d o ..
...d o ..
...d o ..
Each.
Y a rd .
.do..
P a ir..

$0,237
.423
.306
.440
.728
.434
1.059
2.600
.415
6.588

$0,261
.465
.326
.454
.832
.465
1.133
2.650
.402
6.363

$0,228
.427
.314
.469
.869
451
1.091
2.544
.419
1.047
6.402

$0,177
.369
.213
.384
.741
.316
.961
2.561
.385
1.047
6.105

N ew ark , N . J.

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

Yard.
...do..
...do..
...do..
...do..
...do..
...do..
Each.
Yard.
...do..
Pair..

$0,250
.488
.297
.402
.608
.432
1.004
2.645
.382
1.250
5.827

$0,277
.564
.317
.483
.718
.475
1.157
2.870
.480
1.320
5.370

$0,250
.521
.317
.459
.686
.448
1.157
2.843
.508
1.250
5.956




$0,250
.435
.290
.450
.732
.393
.975
2.383
.350
1.250

$0,263
.590
.290
.490
.780
.380
.930
2.558
.395
1.250
6.075

$0,235
.530
.374
.465
.735
.512
1.210
2.924
.486
.750
6.960

$0,195
.487
.288
.412
.708
.387
1.086
2.679
.468
.750
6.849

M ob ile, A la .

$0,253
.510
.316
.436
.622
.390
.930
2.276
.350
1.000
6.320

$0,255
.517
.326
.429
.624
.436
1.025
2.506
.359
.867
6.296

$0,250 $0,250
.520 .443
.338 .270
.475 .402
.590 .596
.422 .322
1.017 .908
2.583 2.533
.420 .416
.750 .790
6.994 6.605

N e w H av en , C onn.

$0,170
.424
.244
.373
.671
.323
1.055
2.667
.364
1.410
6.039

N e w O rlean s, L a .

Calico, 24 to 25 inch................................ Yard. $0,242
Percale........... .......................................... ..do.. .398
Gingham, apron, 27 to 28 inch.............. ..do.. .340
Gingham, dress, 27-inch......................... ..do.. .374
Gingham, dress, 32-inch........................ ..do.. .718
Muslin, bleached..................................... ..do.. .390
Sheeting, bleached, 9-4.......................... ..do.. .967
Sheets, bleached, 81 by 90..................... -Each. 2.343
Outing flannel, 27 to 28 inch................. Yard. .373
Flannel, white, wool, 27-inch............... ...do.. .600
Blankets, cotton, 66 by 80..................... Pair.. 5.990

$0,270
.597
.350
.457
.701
.481
1.214
2.954
.395
6.721

$0,220
.414
.250
.3Q6
.750
.278
.743
2.040
.349
1.000
6.457

$0,190
.436
.299
.391
.581
.423
.982
2.314
.364
.945
5.354

$0,250
.502
.336
.434
.679
.470
1.094
2.575
.383
5.620

$0,262 $0,208
.484 .394
.308 .246
.499 .390
.720 .595
.432 .349
.988 .957
2.639 2.578
.414 .346
1.250 1.275
6.354 6.000

N e w Y ork , N , Y .

$0,270
.466
.364
.431
.718
.449
1.148
2.534
.371
.944
5.550

$0,260
.541
.371
.453
.776
.459
1.183
2.900
.417
.953
6.288

$0,282 $0,240
.564 .413
.365 .296
.482 .429
.786 .796
.453 .335
1.198 1.104
2.798 2.664
.465 .398
1.091 1.147
6.620 6.729

169

GENERAL TABLES,
T

F . — AVERAGE RETAIL PRICES OF SPECIFIED ARTICLES OF DRY
GOODS ON FEB. 15, MAY 15, AUG. 15, AND OCT. 15, 1920, BY CITIES—
Continued.

a b l e

Norfolk, Va.
1920
Unit.
Feb. May Aug.
15. 15. 15.
Calico, 24 to 25 inch............................... Yard. $0,250 $0,250 $0,270
Percale.................................................... ...do.. .487 .536 .533
Gingham, apron, 27 to 28 inch............. ...do.. .360. .350 .350
Gingham, dress, 27-inch....................... ...do.. .404 .406 .469
Gingham, dress, 32-inch........................ ...do.. .620 .694 .702
Muslin, bleached.................................... ...do.. .427 .503 .478
Sheeting, bleached, 9-4.......................... ...do.. 1.025 1.136 1.171
Sheets, bleached, 81 by 90..................... Each. 2.360 2.632 2.701
Outing flannel, 27 to 28 inch................. Yard. .385 .453 .473
Flannel, white, wool, 27-inch............... ...do.. 1.050 1.125 1.180
Blankets, cotton, 66 by 80..................... Pair.. 6.238 5.487 6.225
Article.

Oct.
15.
$0,250
.463
.280
.406
.603
.365
1.030
2.617
.400
1.167
6.236

Peoria, 111.
Calico, 24 to 25 inch......................... . Yard. $0,203
Percale...................................................... ...do.. .450
Gingham, apron, 27 to 28 inch............. ...do.. -.263
Gingham, dress, 27-inch....................... ...d o . .412
Gingham, dress, 32-inch ........................ ...d o . .624
Muslin, bleached.................................... ...d o . .410
Sheeting, bleached, 9-4.......................... ...do.. 1.085
Sheets, bleached, 81 by 90..................... Each. 2.616
Outing flannel, 27 to 28inch................. Yard. .385
Flannel, white, wool, 27-inch.............. ...do..
Blankets, cotton, 66 by 80..................... Pair.. 5.450

$0.190
.360
.490
.920
.474
1.288
3.258
.382
.980

$0,220
.490
.290
.453
.745
.363
1.058
2.690
.457
6.700

Feb.
15.
$0,220
.432
.318
.400
.703
.426
1.114
2.488
.395
1.370
6.588

$0.266
.517
.328
.454
.727
.445
1.168
2.824
.395
1.133
5.675

$0.276
.552
.318
.509
.679
.423
1.099
2.719
.439
1.083
5.685

$0,203
.490
.227
.370
.735
.286
.990
2.632
.395
7.293

$0.250
.511
.323
.408
.633
.446
1.065
2.643
.416
1.458
5.980

$0,235
.490
.287
.421
.704
.454
1.071
2.756
.392
1.333
6.639

$0.250
.500
.313
.439
.805
.458
2.892
.431
1.167
6.813

1.100

$0.230
.476
.243
.386
.690
.327
2.635
.387
1.250
5.250

1.010




Yard. $0.234
...do.. .499
...do.. .290
...do.. .389
...do.. .603
...do.. .460
...do.. 1.050
Each. 2.493
Yard. .354
...do.. 1.036
Pair.. 5.684

$0.248
.485
.320
.391
.639
.483
1.077
2.601
.399
1.094
5.892

$0.250
.499
.310
.443
.678
.444
1.052
2.647
.497
1.070
6.125

$0.220
.523
.318
.494
.779
.453
1.083
2.699
.481
1.310
6.250

$0,210
.375
.271
.379
.682
.286
.924
2.351
.396
1.287
6.137

$0.414
.290
.406
.646
.425
.961
2.365
.403
5.375

$0,438
.290
.400
.633
.426
.999
2.467
.424
1.398
5.740

$0.450 $0.357
.290 .290
.410 .390
.717 .701
.458 .373
1.024 .965
2.450 2.498
.590 .428
1.390 1.445
5.803 5.693

Providence, R. I.

$0.221
.421
.300
.345
.704
.350
.900
2.390
.332
1.167
7.438

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

$0.256
.537
.326
.449
.691
.479
1.088
2.663
.440
1.380
5.333

Portland, Me.

Portland, Oreg.
Calico, 24 to 25 inch................................ Yard. $0. 225
Percale.................................................. ...d o.. .464
Gingham, apron, 27 to 28 inch............. ...do.. .230
Gingham, dress, 27-inch........................ ...do.. .392
Gingham, dress, 32-inch........................ ...do.. .707
Muslin, bleached..................................... ...do.. .447
Sheeting, bleached, 9-4...................... ...d o.. .879
Sheets, bleached, 81 by 90..................... Each. 2. 255
Outing flannel, 27 to 28inch............... Yard. .378
Flannel, white, wool, 27-inch............... ...do.. 1.125
Blankets, cotton, 66 by 80..................... Pair.. 6.750

Oct.
15.
$0,213
.497
.308
.473
.682
.385
1.173
2.620
.436
1.406
6.802

Philadelphia, Pa.

Pittsburgh, Pa.
Calico, 24 to 25 inch................................ Yard. $0.218
Percale...................................................... ...d o .. .493
Gingham, apron, 27 to 28 inch............. ...do.. .281
Gingham, dress, 27-inch........................ ...do.. .393
Gingham, dress, 32-inch........................ ...do.. .628
Muslin, bleached..................................... ...do.. .428
Sheeting, bleached, 9-4........................ ...do. 1.063
Sheets, weached, 81 by 90..................... Each. 2. 597
Outing flannel, 27 to 28inch................. Yard. .367
Flannel, white, wool, 27-inch............... ...do.. 1.075
Blankets, cotton, 66 by 80................... Pair.. 5.783

Omaha, Nebr.
1920
May Aug.
15. 15.
$0,232 $0,248
.521 .567
.334 .336
.489 .496
.704 .700
.439 .436
1.160 1.163
2.795 2.908
.419 .430
1.250 1.360
6.904 6.429

$0.270
. 473
.337
.419
.590
448
.986
2.556
.417
1.090
6.240

$0.277 $0,285 $0.235
.482 .482 .404
.363 .343 .290
.437 .497 .412
.654 .689 .614
.489 .460 .371
1.117 1.037
2.930 2.847 2.722
.465 .448
1.290
6.276 6.577 6.488

1.102

Rochester, N. Y.
$0,224
.386
.257
.358
.585
.310
.935
2.349
.373
1.125
5.983

$0.221
.486
.290
.384
.664
.431
1.039
2.504
.346
7.142

$0,205
.450
.300
.424
.652
.436
1.177
2.820
.370
1.375
. 990

6

$0.213
.500
.318
.447
.676
.430
1.133
2.963
.416
1.243
7.118

$0.150
.354
.226
.363
.604
.320
1.027
2.538
.333
1.243
7.033

170

RETAIL PRICES, 1913 TO DECEMBER, 1920.

T able F . —AVERAGE RETAIL PRICES OF SPECIFIED ARTICLES OF DRY

GOODS ON FEB. 15, MAY 15, AUG. 15, AND OCT. 15, 1920, BY CITIES—
Concluded.
Article.

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

St. Louis, Mo.
St. Paul, Minn.
1920
1920
Unit.
Feb. May Aug. Oct. Feb. May Aug. Oct.
15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15. 15.
Yard. 10.250
...do.. .490
...do.. .300
..do.. .448
...do.. .728
...do.. .440
...do.. .994
Each. 2.535
Yard. .372
...do.. 1.050
Pair.. 6.425

$0,257
.490
.300
.455
.741
.445
1.075
2,563
.410
6.161

$0,252
.490
.300
.465
.797
.425
1.068
2,691
.437
1.050
6.322

$0,210
.390
.250
.403
.793
.355
1.050
2.451
.358
1.197
6.166
1

Salt Lake City, Utah.
Calico, 24 to 25 inch................................
Percale................................................
Gingham, apron, 27 to 28 inch.. . . ___
Gingham, dress, 27-inch.......................
Gingham, dress, 32-inch........................
Muslin, bleached.....................................
Sheeting, bleached, 9-4........................
Sheets, bleached, 81 by 90.....................
Outing flannel, 27 to 28-inch.................
Flannel, white, wool, 27-inch...............
Blankets, cotton, 66 by 80......................

Yard. $0,220
...do.. .520
...do.. .298
...do.. .409
..do.. .709
...do.. .467
...do.. 1.078
Each. 2.691
Yard. .441
...do.. 1.590
Pair.. 7.410

$0,250
.545
.312
.448
.708
.468
1.103
3.003
.438
1.450
6.912

$0.273
.600
.317
.471
.712
.445
1.185
2.942
.487
1.570
7.613

$0,250
.499
.276
.372
.642
.345
1.143
2.803
.394
1.598
6.661

$0,255
.491
.320
.427
.644
.469
1.028
2.507
.398
1.027
6.613

$0.490
.366
.436
.613
.459
1.116
2.783
.430
1.000
6.500

.666

$0,256 $0,194
.494 .366
.305 .255
.457 .363
.696 .620
.457 .342
1.093 .938
2.587 2.608
.419 .383
6.850 6.368

San Francisco, Calif.
$0,250
.510
.325
.400
.621
.417
.983
2.479
.425
1.083
7.017

Savannah, Ga.
Calico, 24 to 25 inch................................ Yard.
Percale...................................................... ...do.. $0,505
Gingham, apron, 27 to 28 inch............. ...do..
Gingham, dress, 27-inch......................... do.. .336
.429
Gingham, dress, 32-inch........................ .do.. . 659
Muslin, bleached..................................... .do.. .462
Sheeting, bleached, 9-4.......................... do.. 1.077
Sheets, bleached, 81 by 90..................... Each. 2.593
Outing flannel, 27 to 28-inch................. Yard. .419
Flannel, white, wool, 27-inch............... ...do.. 1.250
Blankets, cotton, 66 by 80..................... Pair.. 7.284

$0.277
.483
.314
.459
.521
1.115
2.638
.398
.980
6.554

$0.567
.350
.414
.642
.430
1.207
3.050
.444
1.500
6.125

$0.620 $0.588
.325 .305
.445 .403
.693
.481 .398
1.213
2.926 2.857
.467 . 437
1.375 1.625
6.488 6.430

1.221

.668

Scranton, Pa.

$0,273 $0.263 $0,270 $0.250
$0.490 $0,400 .415 .450 .485 .373
.363 .250 .297 .320 .340 .263
.466 .392 .402 .441 .467 .373
.683 .620 .598 .608 .670
.447 .345 .416 .471 .456 .613
.327
1.108 .823
1.144 1.075
2.873 I 2. 232 2.378 2.619 2.646 2.614
.484 .379 .404 .451 .494 .410
.980 1.125 1.247 1.125
6.500 5.950 6.615 5.863 6.892 5.992

1.022 1.101

Seattle , Wash.
Calico, 24 to 25 inch............................... Yard. $0,200
Percale.......................................... .
..do.. .475
Gingham, apron, 27 to 28 inch............ ..do.. .350
Gingham, dress, 27-inch.........................; ..do.. .397
Gingham, dress, 32-inch............. r.___ ! ..do.. .655
Muslin, bleached..................................... !, ..do.. .458
Sheeting, bleached, 9-4....................... i do. 1.204
Sheets, bleached, 81 by 90...............
Each. 3.011
Outing flannel, 27 to 28-inch............
Yard. .429
Flannel, white, wool, 27-inch.......... ...do.. 1.675
Blankets, cotton, 66 by 80...............
Pair.. 6.092

$0.250
.540
.350
.419
.700
.500
1.177
3.118
.441
1.467
6.071

$0,317
.571
.358
.443
.741
.481
1.175
3.005
.456
1.575
5.790

Calico, 24 to 25 inch................................
Percale................ ....................................
Gingham, apron, 27 to 28~inch.............
Gingham, dress, 27-inch........................
Gingham, dress, 32-inch.......................
Muslin, bleached..................................
Sheeting, bleached, 9-4..........................
Sheets, bleached ,81 by 90.....................
Outing flannel, 2/ to 28 inch.............
Flannel, white, wool, 27-inch...............
Blankets, cotton, 66 by 80.....................

$0.370
.601
.350
.538
.705
.472
1.258
2.909
.425
1.250
6.527

$0.350
.580
.356
.507
.762
.450
1.186
2.768
.469
1.245
6.440

Springfield, 111.

$0,250 $0,235 $0,254 $0,250 $0,230
.470 .431 .441 .436 .349
.330 .296 .330 .333
.439 .397 .414 .438 .280
.354
.750 .593 .594 .573 .493
.351 .366 .397 .412 .322
1.119 .900 1.028 1.073 .966
2.895 2.350 2.730 2.549 2.526
.435 .383 .392 .447 .307
1.575 .750 .850 .750 .750
5.825
5.175 5.134 5.583
!
Washington, D, C.




Yard. $0,250
...do.. .503
...do.. .313
..do.. .495
...do.. .637
do.. .473
..do.. 1.141
Each. 2.946
Yard. .397
..do.. 1.000
Pair.. 6.590

6.000

$0,300
.486
.257
.439
.674
.339
2.538
.404
1.224
6.275

1.010

APPENDIXES.
APPENDIX A. PURCHASING POWER OF UNION WAGES AS MEASURED
IN FOOD, 1907 TO 1920.

Because of the increasing interest in real wages, or the purchasing
power of the wage, the two following tables, which present union
wages in relation to the retail price of food, are shown. This is of
interest because food constitutes by far the largest single item of the
average family expenditure. The figures for food represent the cost
of the most essential articles,1 weighted according to the average
family consumption of each article. Prices from 51 cities are in­
cluded in the 1920 index number for food. The figures for union
wages include 91 trades taken in 58 cities in 1918, 93 trades taken
in 61 cities in 1919, and 95 trades taken in 66 cities in 1920. Union
wages and retail prices of food were secured from 48 identical cities
in 1918, 1919, and 1920. The figures given are relatives, which show
the percentage changes as compared with 1913.
T able 1.—INDEX NUMBERS OF UNION WAGE RATES AND HOURS OF LABOR, AND OF

RETAIL PRICES OF FOOD, 1907 TO 1920.
[1913=100.]
Year.

1907..........................................
1908...........................................
1909...........................................
1910...........................................
1911.........................................
1912.........................................
1913........... ................................
1914....... ..................................
1915....... ..................................
1916..........................................
1917......... .................................
1918..........................................
1919...........................................
1920...........................................

Rates of Full-time Rates of Retail
wages hours wages prices
per hour. per week. per week, of food.
full time.
90
91
92
94
96
98
102
103
107
114
133
155
199

100

103
102
102
101
101
100
100
99
99
98 :
97
95
94

100

92
93
93
95
96
98
102
102
106
112
130
148
189

100

82
84
89
93
92
98
102
101
114
146
168
186
203

100

As shown in Table 1, the number of full-time hours per week has
decreased 6 per cent since 1913 and 9 per cent since 1907. Rates of
wages per hour have increased 99 per cent since 1913 and 121 per cent
since 1907. Rates of wages per week show an increase of 89 per
cent since 1913 and of 105 per cent since 1907. The retail price of
foods,2 however, has increased 103 per cent since 1913 and 148 per
cent since 1907.
1 Figures for the years 1913 to 1920 have been based upon the 22 foods listed in note 2 on p. 2 of this
bulletin. Index numbers for 1907 to 1913 have been based upon fewer articles, but the relatives have been
so computed as to be comparable with on another.
2 See note 13 one p. 60.

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172

RETAIL PRICES, 1913 TO DECEMBER, 1920.

T able 2. —INDEX NUMBERS OF PURCHASING POWER OF UNION WAGES AS MEASURED

x

IN FOOD, 1907 TO 1920.
[1913=100.]

P u r c h a s in g power
(measured by retail
prices of food)—
Year.

1907.........................................................................
1908.............................................. ................ ..
1909........................................................................
1910.........................................................................
1911.........................................................................
1912.........................................................................
1913.........................................................................
1914...................................................................
1915.........................................................................
1916........................................................................
1917................................................................ .........
1918....................................................................... .
1919......................................................................
1920......................................................................

Of rates of Of rates of
wages
wages per week, per
full
hour.
time.
109
108
104
102
104
100
100
100
101
94
78
79
83
98

112
110
105
102
105
100
100
99
101
93
77
77
80
93

Table 2 shows that an hour’s wage in 1919 purchased but 83 per
cent as much food as in 1913 and a week’s wage but 80 per cent as
much. In 1920 an hour’s wage purchased 98 per cent and a week’s
wage 93 per cent as much food as in 1913. An hour’s wage in 1920
purchased only 90 per cent as much food as it did in 1907 and a week’s
wage only 83 per cent as much.
APPENDIX B.—COMPARISONS OF WHOLESALE 3 AND RETAIL 4 PRICES OF
CERTAIN FOOD ARTICLES, 1913 TO 1920.

The following tables and charts are presented in order to compare
the price fluctuations at wholesale and retail of several similar or
nearly identical food articles. It is difficult to obtain strictly com­
parable information, and conclusions must not be too hastily drawn
from the information here presented. The wholesale prices shown
are averages for the month, while the retail prices are those on the
15th of each month.
The differential in no instance represents the gross margin of dif­
ference between the wholesale price and the retail price on the
identical article. That is, a particular article at wholesale is not
followed into the retail trade and the price secured on this identical
article. These differentials do, however, show with substantial ac­
curacy the relation of wholesale prices and of retail prices for the
same or similar food articles. The fact that the prices quoted are
not prices on the identical articles at wholesale and retail and do not
refer to precisely the same date or period, does not render the com­
parisons useless or invalid. While it is true that in no instance does
3The wholesale prices shown are those compiled each month by this bureau from quotations given in
standard trade journals, and from quotations sent direct to the bureau by manufacturers, wholesalers,
boards of trade, and Federal and State bureaus. As far as possible, the quotations for the various com­
modities are secured in their primary markets and represent in most instances the prices paid by the whole­
sale trade. These prices have been published in the Monthly Labor Review and in wholesale price bul­
letins ofthis bureau.
4 The retail prices are averages computed from reports sent to this bureau each month by retail dealers.
These prices have been publishedin the Monthly Labor Review and appear in Table B of this bulletin under
the cities for which the prices are quoted.



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173

the difference between the wholesale price and the retail price repre­
sent the u gross profit ” or even the margin of difference between the
price at wholesale and the price at retail on an indentical commodity,
as a pound of bacon, ham, or butter followed from the wholesaler to
the retailer, the differentials are significant and well worth careful
study.
Even where the comparisons' are made on articles which are so
closely related at wholesale and at retail as butter, meal, or sugar,
the difference between the wholesale and retail price must not be
considered as showing even in a general way the profit of the retailer.
As the wholesale prices are those paid by the wholesaler rather than
those received by the wholesaler, this difference must not only help
to provide for the operating expenses of the wholesaler, but it must
also include the transportation costs from the wholesaler to the
retailer and the retailer’s cost of doing business. For the retailer,
alone, it must help provide for interest on capital invested, rent, clerk
hire, ice, delivery, heat, taxes, bad debts, and depreciated and spoiled
food. No attempt has been made to ascertain either the whole­
saler’s or retail dealer’s net profit.
Relative prices for the several articles, based on the average price
in 1913 as 100, are also shown in the tables in order that percentage
changes may be more easily followed.
The following is a list of the tables and charts comparing wholesale
and retail prices from 1913 to 1920:
Table I and Chart I ..............................................Fresh beef, round steak, and rib roast,
Chicago.
Table II and Chart II.........................................Pork loins and pork chops, Chicago.
Table III and Chart III.....................................Lard, New York City.
Table IV and Chart IV .......................................Lamb, Chicago.
Table V and Chart V ...........................................Dressed fowls and hens, New York City.
Table VI and Chart V I.......................................Milk, New York City.
Table VII and Chart V II...................................American cheese, Chicago.
Table VIII and Chart V III.............................. Flour, Minneapolis, Minn.
Table IX and Chart IX ......................................Corn meal, wholesale at Decatur, 111.;
retail at Indianapolis, Ind.
Table X and Chart X .......................................... Sugar, New York City.
Table XI and Chart X I...................................... Bacon, Chicago.
Table X II and Chart X II..................................Ham, Chicago.
Table X III and Chart X III..............................Eggs, Chicago.
Table XIV and Chart X IV ................................Creamery butter, Chicago.




174

RETAIL PRICES, 1913 TO DECEMBER, 1920.

T able I.—WHOLESALE PRICES OF FRESH BEEF AND RETAIL PRICES OF ROUND

STEAK AND, RIB ROAST, IN CHICAGO, ILL., JANUARY, 1913, TO DECEMBER, 1920.
Average price per
pound.

Difference be­ Percentage price
tween wholesale differential is
and retail price. of wholesale price.

Year and month. Fresh
beef,
carcass, Round Rib Round Rib
native steak, roast, steak. roast.
steers, retail. retail.
wholc^sale.
1913—Av. for year
January.___
February. ..
March___ _
A p r il.......
May..............
Ju n e....___
July.............
August........
September..
October........
November..
December...
1914—January.......
February...
March..........
April_____
M ay...........
June.............
July..............
August.........
September..
October.......
November..
• December...
1915—January.......
February...
March..........
April............
M ay...........
June.............
July..............
August........
September..
October.......
November..
December...
1916—January.......
February. . .
March..........
April............
May..............
June.............
July........ .
August........
September..
October........
November..
December...
1917—January.......
February...
March..........
April...........
May..............
June.............
July..............
August.........
September..
October.......
November..
December...

Cents. Cents. Cents. Cents.




13.0
14.4
12.8
12.8
12.9
12.9
12.9
12.6
12.5
12.9
13.0
13.0
13.0
13.0
13.0
13.0
13.2
13.3
13.3
13.5
14.2
14.4
14.4
14.4
14.3
13.0
12.1
11.8
11.8
12.1
12.5
13.2
13.3
13.5
13.8
13.8
13.8
13.8
13.8
13.8
13.8
13.8
14.2
14.1
13.8
13.8
13.8
13.8
13.8
13.8
14.1
14.9
16.0
16.0
16.2
16.4
17.1
19.0
19.0
19.0
18.7

20.2
18.2
18.6
18.9
19.0
19.1
20.3
21.3
21.2
21.4
21.6
21.4
21.2
21.2
21.1
21.0
21.3
21.5
21.8
23.3
24.4
23.6
23.8
23.4
21.9
21.8
21.4
21.1
21.5
22.0
22.5
23.0
23.1
23.3
22.6
21.6
21.0
20.8
20.9
21.1
21.9
22.6
23.7
24.1
23.8
24.0
23.5
22.5
22.1
22.7
23.6
23.3
25.6
25.7
26.9
26.6
27.3
28.1
27.3
26.5
26.0

19.5
18.2
18.1
19.4
19.7
19.1
20.0
20.2
20.2
20.3
20.1
19.5
19.7
19.6
19.3
19.4
20.1
20.4
20.2
21.2
22.7
21.7
21.9
21.1
20.4
21.2
21.0
20.8
20.8
20.8
21.5
22.0
22.0
21.8
21.3
20.9
20.9
20.6
20.1
20.6
22.0
22.2
23.1
22.9
22.5
22.7
22.3
21.9
22.0
22.3
22.8
21.6
24.1
24.4
25.1
24.6
25.1
25.8
24.7
24.5
24.2

7.2
3.8
5.8
6.1
6.1
6.2
7.4
8.7
8.7
8.5
8.6
8.4
8.2
8.2
8.1
8.0
8.1
8.2
8.5
9.8
10.2
9.2
9.4
9.0
7.6
8.8
9.3
9.3
9.7
9.9
10.0
9.8
9.8
9.8
8.8
7.8
7.2
7.0
7.1
7.3
8.1
8.8
9.5
10.0
10.0
10.2
9.7
8.7
8.3
8.9
9.5
8.4
9.6
9.7
10.7
10.2
10.2
9.1
8.3
7.5
7.3

Cents.

6.5
3.8
5.3
6.6
6.8
6.2
7.1
7.6
7.7
7.4
7.1
6.5
6.7
6.6
6.3
6.4
6.9
7.1
6.9
7.7
8.5
7.3
7.5
6.7
6.1
8.2
8.9
9.0
9.0
8.7
9.0
8.8
8.7
8.3
7.5
7.1
7.1
6.8
6.3
6.8
8.2
8.4
8.9'
8.8
8.7
8.9
8.5
8.1
8.2
8.5
8.7
6.7
8.1
8.4
8.9
8.2
8.0
6.8
5.7
5. 5
5.5

Round
steak.

55
26
45
48
47
48
57
69
70
66
66
65
63
63
62
62
61
62
64
73
72
64
65
63
53
68
77
79
82
82
80
74
74
73
64
57
52
51
51
53
59
64
67
71
72
74
70
63
60
64
67
56
60
61
66
62
60
48
44
39
39

Relative price
(1913=100).

Fresh
beef,
carcass, Round Rib
Rib native steak, roast,
roast. steers, retail. retail.
whole­
sale.
50
26
41
52
53
48
55
60
62
57
55
50
52
51
48
49
52
53
52
57
60
51
52
47
43
63
74
76
76
72
72
67
65
61
54
51
51
49
46
49
59
61
63
62
63
64
62
59
59
62
62
45
51
53
55
50
47
36
30
29
29

100
111
98
98
99
99
99
97
96
99
100
100
100
100
100
100
102
102
102
104
109
111
111
111
110
100
93
91
91
93
96
102
102
104
106
106
106
106
106
106
106
106
109
108
106
106
106
106
106
106
108
115
123
123
125
126
132
146
146
146
144

100
100
90 : 93
92
93
94
99
94
101
95
98
101
103
105
104
104
105
106
104
107
103
106
100
105
101
105
101
104
99
104
99
105
103
106
105
104
108
115
109
121
116
117
111
112
118
116
108
108
105
109
108
106
108
104
107
106
107
109
107
111
110
114
113
114
113
115
112
109
112
107
107
104
107
106
103
103
103
104
106
108
113
112
114
117
118
119
117
118
115
119
116
116
114
111
112
109
113
112 - 114
117
117
115
111
127
124
127
125
129
133
132
126
129
135
139
132
135
127
126
131
129
124

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APPENDIX B,
T a b le I.— WHOLE SALE

PRICES OF FRESH BEEF AND RETAIL PRICES OF ROUND
STEAK AND RIB ROAST, IN CHICAGO, ILL., JANUARY, 1913, TO DECEMBER, 1920—
Concluded.
Average price per
pound.

Difference be­ Percentage price
tween wholesale differential is
and retail price. of wholesale price.

Year and month. Fresh
beef,
carcass, Round Rib Round Rib
native steak, roast, steak. roast.
steers, retail. retail.
whole­
sale.
1918—January.......
February__
March.-----April.. ---M a y ..,.---June.. . . ---July..............
August........
September..
October.......
November..
December...
1919—January.......
February__
March..........
April__ ....
May..............
June______
July..............
August. . . . .
September..
October.......
November..
December...
1920—January.......
February...
March.-----April............
May..............
June.............
July..............
August.___
September..
October.......
November..
December...

Cents. Cents. Cents. Cents.




17.5
17.5
17.5
20.5
22.5
23.8
24.0
24.2
24.5
24.5
24.5
24.5
24.5
24.5
24.5
24.5
24.3
20.3
20.8
23.5
22.8
22.9
23.5
23.5
23.2
21.3
20.5
20.9
19.5
22.3
25.5
25.5
26.0
25. 2
24.0
22.2

27.3
27.2
27.4
30.4
32.0
34.9
35.0
34.9
35.9
34.3
34.1
33,7
34.0
34.4
34.4
35.7
36.0
34.6
35, 5
36.1
34.1
32.5
32,5
31.7
32.0
31.8
33.3
34.6
34.7
37.8
40. 9
39.8
40.0
39.0
37.2
34.0

25.4
25.1
25.5
28.8
30.1
31.9
31.8
31.4
32.6
31.3
31.3
30.8
31.1
32.0
32.4
34.2
34.1
30.8
31.9
32.5
30.7
28.9
29.6
29.0
30.1
30.4
34.1
34.0
33. 5
35.0
35. 9
35.9
35.8
35.0
34.2
31.0

9.8
9.7
9.9
9.9
9.5
11.1
11.0
10.7
11.4
9.8
9.6
9.2
9.5
9.9
9.9
11.2
11.7
14.3
14.7
12.6
11.3
9.6
9.0
8.2
8.8
10.5
12.8
13.7
15.2
15.5
15. 4
14.3
14.0
13.8
13.2
11.8

Cents.

7.9
7.6
8.0
8.3 :
7.6
8.1
7.8
7.2
8.1
6.8
6.8
6.3
6.6
7.5
7.9
9.7
9.8
10.5
11.1
9.0
7.9
6.0
6.1
5. 5
6.9
9.1
13.6
13.1
14.0
12.7
10. 4
10. 4
9.8
9.8
10.2
8.8

Round
steak.

56
55
57
48
42
47
46
44
47
40
39
38
39
40
40
46
48
70
71
54
50
42
38
35 !
38
49 1
62
66
78
70
60
56
54
55
55
53

Relative price
(1913=100).

Fresh
beef,
carcass, Round Rib
Rib native steak, roast,
roast. steers, retail. retail.
whole­
sale.
45
43
46
40
34
34
33
30
33
28
28
26
27
31
32
40
40
52
53
38
35
26
26
23
30
43
66
63
72
57
41
41
38
39
43
40

135
135
135
158
173
183
185
186
188
188
188
188
188
188
188
188
187
156
160
181
175
176
181
181
178
164
158
161
150
172
196
196
200
194
185
171

135
135
136
151
158
173
173 l
173
178 |
170 ;
169 !
167
168
170
170
177
178
171
176
179
169
161
161
157
158
157
165
171
172
187
202
197
198
193
184
168

130
129
131
148
154
164
163
161
167
161
161
158
159
164
166
175
175
158
164
167
157
148
152
149
154
156
175
174
172
179
184
184
184
179
175
159

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RETAIL PRICES, 1913 TO DECEMBER, 1920.

T able II.—W H O L E S A L E

P R IC E S O F P O R K L O IN S A N D R E T A I L P R IC E S O F
C H O P S I N C H IC A G O , I L L . , J A N U A R Y , 1913, T O D E C E M B E R , 1920.

Year and month.

1913—A verag e fo r y e a r ............

January............................
February..........................
March................................
April..................................
May...................................
June..................................
July...................................
August..............................
September........................
October.............................
November........................
December.........................
1914— January..........................
February..........................
March...............................
April.................................
May...................................
June..................................
July...................................
August..............................
September........................
October.............................
November........................
December.........................
1915— January.............................
February.........................
March................................
April..................................
May..................................
June..................................
July...................................
August..............................
September........................
October.............................
November........................
December.........................
1916—January............................
February..........................
March................................
April..................................
M ay.................................
June..................................
July...................................
August..............................
September........................
October.............................
November........................
December.........................
1917— January............................
February..........................
March...............................
April.................................
May...................................
June..................................
July...................................
August..............................
September........................
October.............................
November........................
December.........................




PORK

Average price per
pound.

Relative price
Difference Percentage
(1913=100).
price
between differential
wholesale
is of
Pork loins, Pork chops, and retail wholesale Pork loins, Pork chops,
price.
wholesale. retail.
price. wholesale. retail.
Cents.

14.9

12.6
11.8
14.4
15.7
14.5
14.1
15.4
15.8
18.3
17.1
15.3
13.3
14.0
14.6
14.4
15.9
16.1
14.1
16.2
17.2
18.1
17.4
14.9
11.6
11.4
10.8
11.4
14.1
14.5
13.5
15.7
17.1
17.8
18.4
14.6
11.5
11.8
12.4
15.6
16.3
16.8
16.8
16.6
18.6
21.3
17.9
15.8
14.5
16.8
19.6
21.7
22.6
23.5
23.0
24.3
28.0
31.6
30.6
25.6
24.1

Cents.

19.0

16.0
16.3
17.9
19.5
18.0
18.8
20.4
20.9
21.8
21.0
19.3
17.9
17.9
18.7
18.4
19.8
20.8
19.0
20.4
23.9
22.0
20.5
19.7
16.4
15.5
15.5
15.5
19.1
19.1
18.8
20.7
21.4
23.1
23.7
19.6
16.5
17.0
17.0
19.4
20.7
21.1
21.8
21.7
23.9
26.4
23.3
21.2
20.1
. 22.7
25.0
25.8
28.5
27.4
27.9
29.2
32.2
37.4
35.8
31.2
29.8

Cents.

4.1

3.4
4.5
3.5
3.8
3.5
4.7
5.0
5.1
3.5
3.9
4.0
4.6
3.9
4.1
4.0
3.9
4.7
4.9
4.2
6.7
3.9
3.1
4.8
4.8
4.1
4.7
4.1
5.0
4.6
5.3
5.0
4.3
5.3
5.3
5.0
5.0
5.2
4.6
3.8
4.4
4.3
5.0
5.1
5.3
5.1
5.4
5.4
5.6
5.9
5.4
4.1
5.9
3.9
4.9
4.9
4.2
5.8
5.2
5.6
5.7

28

27
38
24
24
24
33
32
32
19
23
26
35
28
28
28
25
29
35
26
39
22
18
32
41
36
44
36
35
32
39
32
25
30
29
34
43
44
37
24
27
26
30
31
28
24
30
34
39
35
28
19
26
17
21
20
15
18
17
22
24

100
85
79
97
105
97
95
103
106
123
115
103
89
94
98
97
107
108
95
109
115
121
117
100
78
77

72
77
95
97
91
105
115
119
123
98
77
79
83
105
109
113
113
111
125
143
120
106
97
113
132
146
152
158
154
163
188
212
205
172
162

100
84

86
94
103
95
99
107
110
115
111
102
94
94
98
97
94
99
100
107
126
116
108
104
86
. 82
82
82
101
101
99
109
113
122
125
103
87
89
89
102
109
111
115
114
126
139
123
112
• 106
119
132
136
150
144
147
154
169
197
188
164
' 157

177

APPENDIX B.

Table II.—WHOLESALE PRICES OF PORK LOINS AND RETAIL PRICES OF PORK
CHOPS IN CHICAGO, ILL., JANUARY, 1913, TO DECEMBER, 1920—Concluded.
Year and month.

1918 January.............................
—

February..........................
March................................
April..................................
May............. .....................
June..................................
July...................................
August..............................
September........................
October.............................
November........................
December.........................
1919 January.............................
February..........................
March................................
April..................................
May...................................
June..................................
July...................................
August..............................
September........................
October.............................
November........................
December.........................
1920 January.............................
February..........................
March................................
April..................................
May...................................
June..................................
July..................................
August..............................
September........................
October.............................
November........................
December.........................
—

—




Average price per
pound.

Relative price
Difference Percentage
(1913=100).
price
between differential
wholesale
is of
Pork loins, Pork chops, and retail wholesale. Pork loins, Pork chops,
price.
wholesale. retail.
price. wholesale. retail.
Cents.

26.5
24.1
26.2
27.6
27.1
29.1
#28.6
31.6
35.0
34.0
32.4
31.3
29.5
27.0
29.4
32.0
32.2
30.0
34.3
36.2
37.8
34.5
28.8
25.1
24.4
27.3
29.3
34.2
28.3
27.8
32.8
36.8
40.3
38.4
29.3

20.6

Cents.

31.6
30.1
30.9
33.0
33.1
36.0
35.5
38.8
42.6
39.0
37.7
36.4
35.2
33.3
35.5
37.9
38.6
37.5
41.7
44.7
43.9
41.0
36.8
33.3
32.4
35.7
38.1
43.1
37.4
35.5
42.6
43.6
48.1
46.0
39.3
28.0

Cents.

5.1
6.0
4.7
5.4
6.0
6.9
6.9
7.2
7.6
5.0
5.3
5.1
5.7
6.3
5.9
6.4
7.5
7.4
8.5
.5

6.1
6.
61
8.0
8.2
8.0
8.4
8.8
8.9

9.1
7.7
9.8
7.8
7.6
7.4

6.8
10.0

19
25
18

20
22
24
24
23
22
15

16
16
19
23
18
25
23
16
19
28
33
33
31
30
26
32
28
30
18
19
34
36

21
20
22

20

178
162
176
185
182
195
192
235
228
217

212
210

198
181
197
215
216
230
243
254
232
193
168
164
183
197
230
190
187
247
270
258
197
138

201

220

166
158
163
174
174
189
187
204
224
205
198
192
185
175
187
199
203
197
219
235
231
216
194
175
171
188
227
197
187
224
229
253
242
207
147

201

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RETAIL PRICES, 1913 TO DECEMBER, 1920.

Table III.—WHOLESALE AND RETAIL PRICES OF LARD IN NEW YORE CITY, JANDARY, 1913, TO DECEMBER, 1920.
Year and month.

Average price per
pound.
Wholesale.

1913—Average for year.. ........
x January............................
February..........................
March................................
April.................................
May...................................
June..................................
J u ly ...............................
August..............................
September........................
October.............................
November........................
December.........................
1914—January............................
February..........................
March................................
April..................................
M a y ...................... .
June.................................
July.......................... .
August.............................
September.......................
October................ ............
November........................
December.........................
1916—January............................
February.........................
M arch...........................
April.................................
May...........................
J u n e...............................
July...................................
August............................
September........................
October.............................
Novem ber.....................
December___'.................
1916—January............................
February..........................
March........................ .......
April.................................
May...................................
June..................................
July...................................
August..............................
September........................
October.........................
November........................
December.......... .............
1917—January............................
February..........................
March................................
April.................................
May...................................
June.................................
July...................................
August..............................
September........................
October.............................
November........................
December.........................




Retail.

11.0
10.1
10.7
11.0
11.2
11.2
11.1
11.6
xl.4

Cents.

Cents.

11.3
10.7
10.9

10.8
11.0
10.7
10.6
?10.4
10.1
10.1
10.2
9.8
10.1
10.3
11.1
10.3
10.8
10.4
9.9
9.9
9.8
9.2

8.1
8.1
8.3

9.4
9.3
9.9
10.4
10.3
11.3
13.1
13.1
13.1
13.7
14.9
15.8
17.3
16.8
16.1
17.2
21.3
22.5

12.1

20.0
21.2
20.1
22.7
24.2
24.7
27.9
25.4

16.1
15.9
15.7
16.0
15.9
15.7
16.1
16.2
16.2
16.3
16.3
16.2
16.1
15.9
15.6
15.7
15.6
15.5
15.7
15.6
15.6
16.2
15.8
15.9
15.8
15.8
15.6
15.5
15.0
15.3
15.3
15.1
14.3
14.8
15.0
15.0
15.3
15.1
15.2
15.4
15.5
16.2
16.6
16.8
17.1
18.2
19.6

21.0
21.8

21.3
22.3
*23.2
26.3
27.1
27.3
27.4
27.5
29.4
31.3
33.1
33.7

Relative price
Difference Percentage
(1913=100).
price
between differential
wholesale
is of
and retail wholesale
price.
price. Wholesale. Retail.
Cents.

5.1
5.8"
5.0
5.0
4.7
4.5
5.0 *
4.6
4.8
5.0
5.6
5.3
5.3
4.9
4.9
5.1
5.2
5.4
5.6
5.4
5.8
5.5
4.8
5.5
5.0
5.2
5.6
5.1
5:5
7.0
6:5
5.6
5.7
5.4
4.7
4.9
4.1
3.4
3.1
3.5
3.7
3.4
3.3
3.8
3.7
5.0
5.2
5.1
3.2
5.0
4.6
7.3
4.8
5.2
5.2
8.3

6.1

6.1
6.2

6.1
6.6

46
57
47
45
42
40
45
40
42
44
52
49
49
45
46
48
50
53
55
53
59
60
53
43
53
46
50
57
52
56

66
86
77

78.
60
61
55
45
48
36
28
24
27
28
25
24
30
32
30
16
23
29
36

22
21
20
21
21
27
19
33

100
9Or
97
100
102
102
101
105
104
103
97
99
98

100
97

96
95
92
92
93
89
92
94
94
98
95
90
90
89
84
74
74
75
85
85
90
"95
94
103
119
119
119
125
135
144
157
153
146
156
182
194
205
193
183
206
225
254
231

101

110

220

100
99
98
99
99
98

100
101
101
101
101
101
. IPP

99
97
98
97
.96
98
97
97
98
99
98
98
97
96
93
95
95
94
89
92
93
93
95
94
94
96
96
• 101
103
104
106
113
130
135
132
139
144
163
168
170
170
171
183
194
206
"209

101

122

APPENDIX B.

179

T able III.—WHOLESALE AND RETAIL PRICES OF LARD IN NEW YORK CITY, JANU­

ARY, 1913, TO DECEMBER, 1920—Concluded.
Average price per
pound.

Year and month.

Wholesale.
Cents.

1918— January...........................

February..........................
March................................
A p ril....................... ...-.
M a y ....................... —
Ju n e...,................ .........
J u ly ....-------------- ....
August.............................
September.......................
October.___* ...................
November........................
December........................
1919— January............................
February.........................
March................................
April..................................
M a y ..............................
June..................................
J u ly ...................... ........
August..............................
September.......................
October.............................
November.............. ........
December.........................
1920— January............................
February.................*___
March................................
April.................................
May...................................
June..................................
July...................................
August..............................
September........................
October.............................
November........................
December.........................




Retail.
Cents.

25.0
26.8
26.6
25.8
24.8
24.5
26.4
26.9
27.2
26.6
27.2
25.5
23.8
25.2
28.0
31.3
34.2
34.7
35.1
30.6
27.1
28.0
25.9
24.0
24.1

i

21.0
21.0
20.0
20.8
20.6
19.1
18.9
20.1
20.6
19.1
14.3

33.0
33.1
33.4
33.4
32.6
32.6
32.2
32.5
33.5
34.1
34.3
34.1
33.1
31.8
33.7
36.0
38.7
41.3
42. 5
41.6
38.3
35.7
36.3
34.3
33.8
32.9
31.2
30.4
29.7
29.4
29.2
28.1
28.1
30.1
29.9
25.8

Relative price
Difference Percentage
(1913—100).
price
between differential
wholesale
is of
and retail wholesale.
price.
price. Wholesale. Retail.

8.0
6.3
6.8
7.6
7.8
8.1
5.8

Cents.

5.6
6.3
7.5
7.1

8.6
9.3
6.6
5.7
4.7
4.5,
6. 6*
7.4
11.0
11.2
7.7
10.4
10.3
9.7
11.9
10.4
8.9

10.2
8.8
10.1
9.2
8.0
9.5
10.8
11.5

32
24
26
29
31
33

22
21
23

28
26
34
39
26
15
13
19
36
41
28
40
43
40
57
49
52
43
43
53
49
40
46
57
80

20
21

227
244
242
235
225
223
240
245
247
242
247
232
216
229
255
285
311
315
319
278
246
255
235
218
219
191
191
182
189
187
174
172
183
187
174
130

205
206
207
207

202
202
200
202
208
212
213
212

206
198
209
234
240
257
264
258
238
225
223

221
210
204

194
189
184
183
181
175
175
187
186
160

180

RETAIL PRICES, 1913 TO DECEMBER, 1920.

Table IV.—WHOLESALE PRICES OF LAMB AND RETAIL PRICES OF LEG OF LAMB IN
CHICAGO, ILL., JANUARY, 1913, TO DECEMBER, 1920.
Relative price
Difference Percentage
(1913=100).
price
between differential
wholesale
is of
Leg of
Lamb,
Leg of and retail wholesale Lamb,
price. wholesale. lamb, retail.
wholesale. lamb, retail. price.
Average price per
pound.

1913—Average for year................

January.............................
February..........................
March................................
April..................................
May...................................
June..................................
July...................................
August...................... ........
September...........................
October.............................
November........................
December.........................
1914—January.............................
February..........................
March........... ........................
April................ .. ...............
May...................................
June..................................
July...................................
August..............................
September........................
October.............................
November........................
December.........................
1915—January.............................
February..........................
March................................
April..................................
May...................................
June..................................
July...................................
August..............................
September........................
October.............................
November........................
December.................. ..............
1916—January.............................
February..........................
March................................
April..................................
May...................................
June..................................
July.............. .....................
August..............................
September........................
October.............................
November........................
December.........................
1917—January...............................................
February..........................................
March................................
A pril..., ............................................
May.........................................................
June........................................................
July...................................
August..............................
September...................... ...
October.............................
November........................
December.........................




Cents.

14.9
15.8

16.3
15.5
16.1
15.3
14.9
15.6
14.7
14.3
13.3
13.0
13.9
14.3
14.0
13.6
14.4
15.5
17.5
16.6
16.4
14.5
13.9
16.6
14.6
14.3
14.8
16.0
17.2
19.5
19.5
17.2
16.5
15.8
15.5
15.3
14.9
16.9
17.9
18.2
18.9
18.8
19.6
18.5
19.6
18.6
17.0
17.4
17.9
19.6
20.3
25.6
26.8
25.9
24.8
27.4
26.0
24.0
23.9

21.0
21.8

Cents.

Cents.

4.9
2.9

19.8

18.7
19.1
19.7
20.7
20.3

20.2
20.2

19.9

19.9
19.8
19.3
19.4
19.7
19.7
19.5
20.9
21.5
20.3
19.9
19.7

20.0
21.2
22.2
20.1
20.1
20.3
20.4
22.1
23.4
23.1
21.1
21.4
21.1
20.4
20.1
19.5
20.5
20.6
21.5
22.6
22.9

6.0

24.5
23.1
22.7
23.5
22.3

22.0
22.1

23.2
25.2
25.0
26.3
31.1
29.9
28.7
28.8
32.0
31.4
28.2
28.6

2.9
4.2
4.6
5.0
5.3
4.6
5.2
5.6
6.5
6.3
5.5
5.4
5.7
5.9
5.6
4.4
3.7
4.9
5.8
5.8
3.5
5.1
5.8
5.5
4.4
4.9
3.9
3.6
3.9
4.9
5.3
4.9
4.8
4.6
3.6
2.7
3.3
3.7
4.1
4.9
4.6
3.1
4.9
5.3
4.6
4.2
3.6
4.2
4.7
4.5
5.5
3.1
2 .8
4.0
4.6
5.4
4.2
4.7

a

33
18
18
27
29
33
36
29
35
39
49
48
40
38
41
43
39
28
30
35
40
43
35
41
37
28
28
18
23
30
34
32
31
31

21
21

20
21
20
22
25

15
18

25
16
26
31
26
23
18
23

20
21
21
12
11
16
17
21
18
20

100

100
94

100

102
102
101
101
100
97
98
100
100
98
101
106
107
109
112
103
101
102
100
102
103
103
112
118

106
109
104
108
103
105
99
96
89
87
93
96
94
91
97
104
117

111
110
97
93
111
98

96
99
107
115
131
131
115
106
104
103

111
100
113
120
122
127

126
132
124
132
125
114
117

120

132
141
136
146
172
180
174
166
184
174
161
160

96
99
105
103

117
107
108
107
103
98
104
104
109
114
116
• 124
117
115
119
113

102

111
112
117
127
126
133
157
151
145
145
162
159
142
144

181

APPENDIX B,
T a ble IV .— WHOLES ALE

PRICES OF LAMB AND RETAIL PRICES OF LEG OF LAMB IN
CHICAGO, ILL., JANUARY, 1913, TO DECEMBER, 1920—Concluded.

Year and month.

1918—January.............................
February..........................

March................................
April..................................
May..................................
June..................................
July...................................
August..............................
September........................
October.............................
November........................
December........................
1919—January.............................
February..........................
March................................
April..................................
May...................................
June..................................
July...................................
August..............................
September......................
October.............................
November........................
December.........................
1920—January.............................
February..........................
March................................
April..................................
May...................................
June..................................
July...................................
August..............................
September.......................
October.............................
November........................
December.........................




Average price per
pound.

Relative price
Difference Percentage
(1913=100).
price
between differential
wholesale
is of
Lamb,
Leg of and retail wholesale. Lamb,
Leg of
wholesale. lamb, retail. price.
price. wholesale. lamb, retail.
Cents.

24.1
24.8
24.7
29.3
28.6
31.4
31.3
29.6
29.0
24.0
24.0
24.0
27.8
30.0
32.8
32.3
29.6
29.5
28.6
28.2
24.8
23.9
22.5
23.0
29.6
32.8
31.3
34.0
32.5
31.0
30.8
27.5
26.4
24.4
25.5
24.3

Cents.

30.6
30.6
31.6
35.6
35.0
35.6
35.7
35.4
36.2
32.3
33.7
33.1
34.2
36.3
37.1
38.3
38.4
35.5
36.2
35.8
34.1
33.1
32.9
32.3
37.0
39.3
40.0
41.7
42.3
41.5
41.5
39.8
40.4
38.7
38.7
35.5

Cents.

6.5
5.8
6.9
6.3
6.4
4.2
4.4
5.8
7.2
8.3
9.7
9.1
6.4
6.3
4.3

6.0
8.8
6.0
7.6

7.6
9.3
9.2
10.4
9.3
7.4
6.5
8.7
7.7
9.8
10.5
10.7
12.3
14.0
14.3
13.2

11.2

27
23
28

22
22
13
14
20
25

35
40
38
23
13
19
30
27
27
38
38
46
40
25
28
23
30
34
35
45
53
59
52
46

21
20

20

162
166
166
197
192

211
210
199
195
161
161
161
187

201
220

217
199
198
192
189
166
160
151
154
199

220
210
228
218
208
207
185
177
164
171
163

155
155
160
180
177
180
180
179
183
163
170
167
173
183
187
193
194
179
183
181
172
167
166
163
187
198

202
211
214
210
210
201
204
195
195
179

182

RETAIL PRICES, 1913 TO DECEMBER, 1920.

T able V.—WHOLESALE PRICES OF DRESSED FOWLS AND RETAIL PRICES OF HENS
IN NEW YORK CITY, JANUARY, 1913, TO DECEMBER, 1920.
Year and month.

1913—Average for year...........
January............................

February.........................
March................................
April..............., ................
May..................................
June.................. ................
July........................ .
August..............................
September........................
October.............................
November........................
December.........................
1914—January.............................
February.........................
March...............................
April..................................
M ay....................... ........
June.................................
July........................ ........
August..................... ........
September........................
October.............................
November.......................
December.........................
1915—January.............................
February............. ...........
March.............................
April.................................
M ay.............................
June..................................
July..................................
August.............................
September......................
October.................. .........
November............. .........
December.........................
1916—January.............................
February..........................
March................................
April..................................
May....................................
June..................................
July...................................
August..............................
September........................
October.............................
November........................
December.........................
1917—January.............................
February..........................
March................................
April.................................
May...................................
June.................................
July...................................
August............ .................
September........................
October.............................
November........................
December.........................
i Milk fed.




Average price per
pound.
Dressed
fowls,
wholesale.

Hens,
retail.

Cents,

Cents.

18.2

16.0
17.0
17.5
18.6
19.0
19.1
19.5
19.3
18.9
18.8
17.6
17.6
17.5
18.3
18.4
19.1
18.9
18.2
18.9
19.1
19.7
18.9
16.9
16.3
17.0
17.8
18.0
17.4
18.4
18.3
17.1
17.1
17.5
120.3
17.5
16.6
17.6
19.3
19.2
21.3
22.3
22.8
21.8
21.8
22.2
23.0
21.9
21.1
22.5
23.5
23.5
26.3
25.6
24.6
23.9
24.1
27.8
28.8
23.9
26.4

21.4

' 19.8
20.4
21.1
21.3
22.2
22.1
22.6
22.0
21.8
21.8
21.1
20.7
21.3
21:7
21.6
21.6
22.0
21.8
21.8
22.5
22.6
22.1
21.4
20.7
20.8
21.0
21.4
21.6
21.8
21.9
22.0
21.9
21.7
22.0
21.8
21.4
21.7
22.3
22.9
23.6
24.8
25.4
25.6
25.5
25.9
25.9
25.5
25.3
26.1
27.3
27.4
29.3
30.3
29.8
28.7
28.8
31.6
32.3
29.5
30.7

Relative price
Difference Percentage
(1913-100).
price
between differential
wholesale
is of
and retail wholesale Dressed
Hens,
price.
fowls,
price. wholesale. retail.
Cents.

3.2

3.8
3.4
3.6
2:7
3.2
3:0
3:1
2.7
2.9
3.0
3.5
3:1
3.8
3:4
3.2
2.5
3:1
3:6
2.9
3.4
2.9
3.2
4:5
4.4
3.8
3.2
3.4
4.2
3.4
3.6
4.9
4.8
4.2
1.7
4.3
4.8
4.1
3.0
3.7
2.3
2.5
2.6
3.8
3.7
3.7
2.9
3.6
4.2
3.6
3.8
3.9
3.0
4.7
5.2
4.8
4.7
3,8
3.5
5.6
4.3

18

24
20
21
15
17
16
16
14
15
16
20
18
22
19
17
13
16
20
15
18
15
17
27
27
22
18
19
24
18
20
29
28
24
8
25
29
23
16
19
11
11
11
17
17
17
13
16
20
16
16
17
11
18
21
20
20
14
12
23
16

100
88
93
96
102
104
105
107
106
104
103
97
97
96
101
101
105
104
100
104
105
108
104
93
90
93
98
99
96
101
101
94
94
96
112
96
91
97
106
105
117
123
125
120
120
122
126
120
116
124
129
129
145
141
135
131
132
153
158
131
145

100
93
95
99
100
104
103
106
103
102
102
99
97
100
101
101
101
103
102
102
105
106
103
100
97
97
98
100
101
102
102
103
102
101
103
102
100
101
104
107
110
116
119
120
119
121
121
119
118
122
128
128
137
142
139
134
135
148
151
138
143

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APPENDIX B,
T able

V.—WHOLESALE PRICES OF DRESSED FOWLS AND RETAIL PRICES OF HENS
IN NEW YORK CITY, JANUARY, 1913, TO DECEMBER, 1920-Concluded.
Year and month.

1918—January.............................
February........................
March................................
April..................................
M ay..................................
June..................................
July...............................
August.............................
September........................
October.............................
November..........* .......
December........................
1919—January.............................
February..:..................
March................................
April............ ......... ..........
May..................................
June.................................
J u ly ................................
August..............................
September........................
October.............................
November........................
December.........................
1920—January............................
February..........................
March...............................
April..................................
May.................................
June..................................
July................................
August..............................
September......................
October.............................
November........................
December........................

A verage price per
pound.
Dressed
fowls, „
wholesale.

Hens,
retail.

Cents.

Cents.

29.3
32.6
34.2
33.9
34.3
35.0
35.9
35.2
35.8
34.8
35.5
33.8
34.2
32.6
.34.7
35.6
36.8
36.8
35.4
37.1
37.4
37.6
35.1
34.5
34.7
38.6
38.3
40.9
42.4
41.0
39.4
39.0
39.0
37.8
36.5
34.2

32.6
36.5
(2)
(*)39.7
40.3
41.0
40.7
41.3
41.0
40.8
40.1
40.8
39.5
40.4
41.7
42.6
43.1
41.5
41.8
40.3
40.5
39.9
40.1
40.3
43.5
43.5
45.0
46.0
46.1
47.0
46.6
46.6
46.5
44.4
42.1

Relative price
Difference Percentage
(1913=100).
price
between differential
wholesale
is of
and retail wholesale Dressed
Hens,
price.
fowls,
price. wholesale. retail
Cents.

3.3
3.9
(2)
(2) 5.4
5.3
5.1
5.5
5.5
6.2
5.3
6.3
6:6
6.9
5.7
6.1
5.8
6.3
6.1
4.7
2.9
2.9
4.8
5.6
5.6
4.9
5.2
4.1
3.6
5.1
7.6
7.6
7.6
8.7
7.9
7.9

11
12
(2)
(2) 16
15
14
16
15
18
15
19
19
21
16
17
16
17
17
13
8
8
14
16
16
13
14
10
8
12
19
19
19
23
22
23

2No bens sold In March and April, 1918, by order of the U. S. Food Administration.




161 ;
152
179 1
!
-171
188 i (2)
186
188 ii (2) 186
192 i ■ •
188
192
197 i
193 i
190
193
197
191
192
191
195
186
187
191
188
179
185
189
191
196
195
199
202
202
201
194
195
204
195
205
188
189
207
186
193
187
190
191
188
212
203
210
203
225
210
233
215
225
215
216
220
214
218
214
218
217
208
207
201
197
188

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RETAIL PRICES, 1913 TO DECEMBER, 1920.
VI.—W H O L E S A L E A N D R E T A I L P R IC E S O F M I L K I N N E W Y O R K C IT Y , J A N U A R Y ,
1913, T O D E C E M B E R , 1920.

Year and month.

Average price per
quart.
Wholesale.

1913—Average-for year.........
January.............................
February..........................
March................................
April..................................
May...................................
June.................................
July...................................
August..............................
September........................
October.............................
. November.......................
December........................
1914—January...........................
February..........................
March................................
April..................................
May...................................
June......... ........................
July...................................
August..............................
September........................
October.............................
November........................
December.........................
1915—January.............................
February..........................
March................................
April..................................
May...................................
June...................................
July....................................
August..............................
September........................
October.............................
November........................
December.........................
1916—January.............................
February...................... .
March................................
April..................................
May...................................
June...................................
July...................................
August...............................
September......................:
October.............................
November........................
December.........................
1917—January.............................
February..........................
March...............................
April..................................
May...................................
June..................................
July...'.............................
August..............................
September........................
October.............................
November........................
December.........................




Retail.

Cents.

Cents.

3.5
3.8
3.8
3.5
3.3
3.0
2.8
3.0
3.5
3.8
4.0
4.0
4.0

4.0
3.8
3.5
3.3
2.7
2.8
3.0
3.3
3.5
4.0
4.3
4.3
4.1
3.9
3.8
3.3
2.8
2.8
3.0
3.3
3.5
3.8
4.3
4.3
4.1
4.0
3.8
3.3
3.0
2.8
3.1
3.5
3.7
5.0
5.2
5.2
5.1
5.0
4.9
4.9
4.8
4.6
5.0
6.0
6.0
7.2
7.7
7,2

9.0
9.0
9.0
9.0
9.0
9.0
9.0
9.0
9.0
9.0
9.0
9.0
9.0

9.0
9.0
9.0
9.0
9.0
9.0
9.0
9.0
9.0
9.0
9.0
9.0
9.0
9.0
9.0
9.0

9.0
9.0
9.0
9.0
9.0
9.0
9.0
9.0
9.0
9.0
9.0
9.0
9.0
9.0
9.0
9.0
9.0
9.8
9.8
9.9
10.0
10.9
10.9
10.9
10.9
10.9
11.4
12.5
12.4
13.8
14.0
14.0

Relative price
Difference Percentage
(1913=100).
price
between differential
wholesale
is of
and retail wholesale
price*
price. Wholesale. Retail.
Cents.

5.5
5.2
5.2
5.5
5.7
6.0
6.2
6.0
5.5
5.2
5.0
5.0
5.0

5.0
5.2
5.5
5.7
6.3
6.2
6.0
5.7
5.5
5.0
4.7
4.7
4.9

5.1
5.2
5.7

6.2
6.2
6.0
5.7
5.5
5.2
4.7
4.7
4.9
5.0
5.2
5.7
6.0
6.2
5.9
5.5
5.3
4.8
4.6
4.7
4.9
5.9
6.0
6.0
6.1
6.3
6.4
6.5
6.4
6.6
6.3
6.8

157
137
137
157
173
200
221
200
157
137
125
125
125
125
137
157
173
233
221
200
173
157
125
109
109
120
131
137
173
221
221
200
173
157
137
109
109
120
125
137
173
200
221
190
157
143
96
88
90
96
118
122
122
127
137
128
108
107
92
82
94

100
109
109
100
94
86
80
86
100
109
114
114
114
*114
109
100
94
77
80
86
94
100
114
123
123
117
111
109
94
80
80
86
94
100
109
123
123
117
114
109
94
86
80
89
100
106
143
149
149
146
143
140
140
137
131
143
171
171
206
220
206

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
109
109
110
111
121
121
121
121
121
127
139
138
153
156
156

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APPENDIX B.
T able

VI.—WHOLESALE

AND HE TAIL PRICES OF MILK IN NEW YORK CITY, JANUARY,
1913, TO DECEMBER, 1920—Concluded.

Year and month.

Average price per
quart.
Wholesale.

1918— January.............................

February..........................
March................................
April..................................
May...................................
June..................................
July...................................
August..............................
September........................
October.............................
November........................
December.........................
1919— January.............................
February..........................
March................................
April..................................
: May...................................
June..................................
July...................................
August..............................
September........................
October.............................
November........................
December.........................
1920—January.............................
February..........................
March................................
April..................................
May...................................
June..................................
July...................................
August..............................
September........................
October.............................
November........................
December.........................




Retail,

Cents.

Cents.

8.1
7.7
7.5
' 5.9
5.8
4.4
5.4
6.3
6.8
8.2
8.7
9.2
9.1
8.1
7.6
6.6
7.2
6.8
7.1
7.3
7.5
7.3
7.8
8.5
8.5
8.1
7.9
6.1
6.1
6.7
7.0
7.8
8.4
8.4
8.4
7.5

15.0
14.6
14.6
14.0
13.0
12.8
12.7
14.0
14.0
15.6
17.0
17.0
16.0
16! 0
15.5
15.5
15.7
15.0
16.0
16.0
16.0
16.0
17.7
18.0
18.0
16.7
16.7
15.0
15.0
15.0
16.0
17.0
18.0
18.0
18.0
17.0

Relative price
Difference Percentage
(1913=100).
price
between differential
wholesale
is of
and retail wholesale.
price.
price. Wholesale. Retail.
Cents.

6.9
6.9
7.1
8.1
7.2
8.4
7.3
7.7
7.2
7.4
8.3
7.8
6.9
7.9
7.9
8.9
8.5
8.2
8.9
8.7
8.5
8.7
9.9
9.5
9.5
8.6
8.8
8.9
8.9
8.3
9.0
9.2
9.6
9.6
9.6
9.5

85
90
95
137
124
191
135
122
106
90
95
85
76
98
104
135
118
121
125
119
113
119
127
112
112
106
111
146
146
124
129
118
114
114
114
127

231
220
214
169
166
126
154
180
194
234
249
263
260
231
217
189
206
194
203
209
214
209
223
243
243
231
226
174
174
191
200
223
240
240
240
214

167
162
162
156
144
142
141
156
156
173
189
189
178
178
172
172
174
167
178
178
178
178
197
200
200
186
186
167
167
167
178
189
200
200
200
189

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RETAIL PRICES, 1913 TO DECEMBER, 1920.
V II.—W H O L E S A L E A N D R E T A I L P R IC E S O F A M E R IC A N C H E E S E I N C H IC A G O ,
I L L . , J A N U A R Y , 1913, T O D E C E M B E R , 1920.

Year and month.

Average price per
pound.
Wholesale.

1913—Average for year...........
January.............................
February.. r..................
March...............................
April..................................
May...................................
June..................................
July..................
August..............................
September........... ...........
October.............................
November........................
December......... ...............
1914—January.............................
February............. ...........
March...............................
April...............................
May.......<................
J u n e ...................
July.................................
August.............................
September *......................
October.............................
November........................
December.........................
1915—January.............................
February..........................
March................................
April..................................
May...................................
June..................................
July.................... .............
August............................
September......................
• October..........................
November........................
December.........................
1916—January.............................
February..........................
March... a.........................
April........................
May............ ......................
June...............................;.
July...................................
August..............................
September........................
October.............................
November.......................
December.........................
1917—January.............................
February........................
March................................
April.................................
May...................................
June..................................
July....................................
August..............................
September........................
October.............................
November........................
December.........................




Retail.

Cents.

Cents.

14.2
15.8
16.3
14.5
13.1
12.8
14.0
13.3
13.2
14.1
14.6
14.1
14.5
16.4
16.4
16.1
15.3
14.4
13.8
13.4
14.1
13.3
12.9
13.2
13.8
14.2
15.0
14.6
14.2
14.7
13.8
14.2
12.7
13.2
13.6
14.6
16.4
17.1
17.5
16.6
16.315.5
14.5
14.5
15.2
18.1
18.9
23.3
23.0
21.8
21.5
23.9
23.1
23.8
22.4
21.1
21.8
23.9
23.7
22.9
22.3

25.2
25.0
25.0
25.0
25.3
25.3
25.0
25.0
25.0
25.7
25 7
25.3
25.3
25.3
25.3
25.7
25.7
25.0
25.0
25.0
25.0
25.0
25.0
25.0
25.7
22.7
23.0
23.5
23.6
23.5
23.3
23.1
23.1
22.9
23.0
23.1
23.3
24.3
24.5
24.6
24.4
24.4
24.6
24.2
25.0
26.6
27.7
29.6
32.9
32.1
32.9
31.8
32.7
33.4
33.6
33.9
34.2
34.4
36.8
37.4
36.6

Relative price
Difference Percentage
(1913=100).
price
between differential
wholesale
is of
and retail wholesale
price.
price. Wholesale. Retail.
Cents.

11.0
9.2
8.7
10.5
12.2
12.5
11.0
11.7
11.8
11.6
11.1
11.2
10.8
8.9
8.9
9.6
10.4
10.6
11.2
11.6
10.9
11.7
12.1
11.8
11.9
8.5
8.0
8.9
9.4
8.8
9.5
8.9
10.4
9.7
9.4
8.5
6.9
7.2
7.0
8.0
8.1
8.9
10.1
9.7
9.8
8.5
8.8
6.3
9.9

10.3
11.4
7.9
9.6
9.6
11.2
12.8
12.4
10.5
13.1
14.5
14.3

77
58
53
72
93
98
79
88
89
82
76
79
74
54
54
60
68
74
81
87
77
88
94
89
86
.60
53
61
66
60
69
63
82
73
69
58
42
42
40
48
50
57
70
67
64
47
47
27
43
47
53
33
42
40
50
61
57
44
55

63
64

100
111
115
102
92
90
99
94
93
99
10?
99
102
115
115
113
108
101
97
94
99
94
91
93
97
100
106
103
100
104
97
100
89
93
96
103
115
120
123
117
115
109
102
102107
127
133
164
162
154
151
168
163
168
158
149
154
168
167
161
157

100
99
99
99
100
100
99
99
99
102
1Q2
100
100
100
100
102
102
99
99
99
99
99
99
99
102
90
91
93
94
93
92
92
92
91
91
92
92
96
97
98
97
97
98
96
99
106
110
117
131
127
131
126
130
133
133
135
136
137
146
148
145

187

APPENDIX B,

Table V II.—WHOLESALE AND RETAIL PRICES OF AMERICAN CHEESE IN CHICAGO,
ILL., JANUARY, 1913, TO DECEMBER, 1920—Concluded.
Average price per
pound.

Year and month.

Wholesale.
1918—January.............................

February..........................
March................................
April..................................
May...................................
June..................................
July.............•.....................
August..............................
September........................
October.............................
November........................
December.........................
1919—January.............................
February..........................
March................................
April..................................
May...................................
June..................................
July...................................
August............................
September........................
October.............................
November........................
December.........................
1920—January.............................
February.........................
March................................
April..................................
Mav...................................
June..................................
July.......................... .
August............................
September........................
October.............................
November........................
December.........................

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13

Retail.

Cents.

Cents.

23.4
25.8
23.9
21.3
21.3
22.0
22.9
24.6
27.9
33.8
33.3
35.0
36.3
26.3 ;
29.4
29.6
30.4
29.9
31.1
30.2
28.2
28.3
30.5
30.3
30.3
27.4
27.4
28.1
27.7
24.9
24.6
24.6
26.3
24.6
24.9
22.6

37.5
37.7
38.1
35.3
34.3
34.2
34.5
35.7
37.6
39.5
40.4
43.2
43. J
38.9
38.5
40.5
42.4
42.5
44.1
44.6
44.8
44.4
44.6
45.0
44.5
44.3
44.3
44.3
43.6
43.6
43.4
42.2 i
41.7
41.3
39.9
39.9

Relative price
Difference Percentage
(1913=100).
price
between differential
wholesale
is of
and retail wholesale
price.
price. Wholesale. Retail.
Cents.

14.1
11.9
14.2
14.0
13.0
12.2
11.6
11.1
9.7
5.7
7.1
8.2
7.6
12.6
9.1
10.9
12.0
12.6
13.0
14.4
16.6
16.1
14.1
14.7
14.2
16.9
16.9
16.2
15.9
18.7
18.8
17.6
15.4
16.7
15.0
17.3

60
46
59
66
61
55
51
45'
35
17
21
23
21
48
31
37
39
42
42
48
59
57
46
49
47
62
62
58
57
75
76
72
59
68
60
77

165
182
168
150
150
155
161
173
196
238
235
246
256
185
207
208
214
211
219
213
199
199
215
213
213
193
193
198
195
175
. 173
173
185
173
175
159

149
150
151
140
136
136
137
142
149
157
160
171
174
154
153
161
168
169
175
177
178
176
177
179
177
176
176
176
173
173
172
167
165
164
158
158

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RETAIL PRICES, 1913 TO DECEMBER, 1920.
V III.—WHOLESALE

Year and month.

AND RETAIL PRICES OF FLOUR IN MINNEAPOLIS, MINN..
JANUARY, 1913, TO DECEMBER, 1920.
Average price per
pound.
Wholesale.

1913—Average for year ...........
January.............................
February...........................
March................................
April................... :............
May............. ....................
June..................................
July...................................
August..............................
September........................
October.............................
November........................
December..........................
1914—January.............................
February..........................
March................................
April..................................
May...................................
June..................................
July...................................
August..............................
September........................
October.............................
November........................
December........................
192&—January...........................
February..........................
March..............................
April..................................
May...................................
June................................
July............. :...................
August,.............................
September.................. .
October............................
November........................
December.........................
1916— January............................
February..........................
March................................
April.................................
May...................................
June..................................
July....................................
August..............................
September........................
October.............................
November........................
December.........................
1917— January.............................
February..........................
March................................
April..................................
May...................................
June..................................
July...................................
August...............................
September........................
October.............................
November.......................
December........................




Retail.

Cents.

Cents.

2.3
2.3
2.3
2.2
2.3
2.4
2.5
2.4
2.4
2.3
2.3
2.3
2.3
2.3
2.3
2.4
2.3
2.4
2.3
2.3
2.8
3.0
2.9
3.0
3.0
3.5
3.91
3.8
3.9
4,0
3.4
3.6
3.2
2.7
2.8
2.8
3.2
3.4
3.3
3.0
3.2
3.2
2.9
3.1
3.9
4.3
4.7
5.0
4.4
4.7
4.6
4.9
5.9
7.6
7.1
6.5
6.7
5.7
5.4
5.2
5.2

2.9
2.8
2.9
2.9
2.9
2.9
3.0
3.0
3.0
3.0
2.8
2.8
2.8
2.8
2.9
3.0
2.9
3,o;
3.0
2.9
3.4
3.6
3.6
3.5
3.6
4 .1

4.5
4.4
4.4
4.5
4.0
4.0
3.9
3.4
3.3
3.4
3.6
3.7
3.9
3.6
3.6
3.6
3.5
3.5
4.4
4.7
5.0
5.5
5.2
5.3
5.1
5.4
6.3
8.1
7.6
6.7
7.3
6.3
6.1
5.9
5.8

Relative price
Difference Percentage
(1913=100).
price
between differential
wholesale
is of
and retail wholesale.
price.
price. Wholesale. Retail.
Cents.

0 .6

.5
.6
.7
.6
.5
.5
.6
.6 ,
.7
.5
.5
.5
.5
.6
.6
.6
.6
.7
.6
.6
.6
.7
.5
.6
.6
.6
.6
.5
.5
.6
.4
.7
.7
.5
.6
.4
.3
.6
.6
.4
.4
.6
.4
.5
.4
.3
.5
.8

.6
.5

.5
.4
.5
.5
.2
.6
.6
.7
.7
.6

26

22
26
32
26
21
20
25
25
30
22
22
22
22
26
25
26
25
30
26
21
20
24
17
20
17
15
16
13
13
18
11
22
26
18
21
13
9
18
20
13
13
21
13
13
9

6

10
18
13
11
10
7
7

7
3
9
11
13
13
12

100

100
100
96
100
104
• 109
104
104
100
100
100
100
100
100
104
100
104
100
100
122
130
126
130
130
152
170
165
170
174
148
157
139
117
122
122
139
148
143
130
139
139
126
135
170
187
204
217
191
204
200
213
257
330
309
283
291
248
235
226
226

190
97
100
100
100
100
103
103
103
103
97
97
97
97
100
103
100
103
103
100
117
124
124
121
124
141
155
152
152
155
138
138
134
117
114
117
124
128
134
124
124
124
121
121
152
162
172
190
179
183
176
186
217
279
262
231
252
217
210
203
200

189

APPENDIX B.

T able VIII.—WHOLESALE AND RETAIL PRICES OF FLOUR IN MINNEAPOLIS, MINN.,

JANUARY, 1913, TO DECEMBER, 1920—Concluded.

Year and month.

Average price per
pound.
Wholesale.

1918— January............................

February..........................
March................................
April................................
May...................................
June..................................
July...................................
August..............................
September.......................
October.............................
November........................
December.........................
1919— January............................
February..........................
March................................
April..................................
May...................................
June.................................
July...................................
August..............................
September........................
October.............................
November....................
December................ ........
1920— January.............. •.............
February..........................
March................................
April..................................
May...................................
June..................................
July...............-.................
August..............................
September........................
October.............................
November........................
December.........................
'1 Standard war.




Retail.

Cents.

Cents.

15. 1
1 5 .3
15. 1
1 5 .1
1 4 .9
1 5 .0
1 5 .5
1 5 .2
1 5 .2
1 5 .2
1 5 .2
1 5 .2
5 .2
5 .4
5 .7

6. 2
6 .3
6.1
6.2
6.1
5 .9
6. 1
6. 6
7 .2

7 .4
6 .9
6 .7
7 .3
7 .7
7 .2
7 .0

6.2

6. 4
5 .7
4 .7
4 .6

5 .8
5 .9
6 .0
6 .3
5 .8
5 .9
6 .3
6 .3
6 .3
6 .3
6 .2
6 .2

Relative price
Difference Percentage
( 1913 = 100 ).
price
between
wholesale differential
is of
and retail wholesale.
price.
price. Wholesale. Retail.
Cents.

0 .7
.6
.9
1 .2
.9
.9
.8
1 .1
1 .1
1 .1
1 .0
1 .0

6 .2
6 .2
6 .4
6 .9
7 .2
7 .2
7 .2
7 .2
7 .1
7 .2
7 .4

.8
.7
.7
.9
1.1
1.0
1.1
1.2
1.1
.8

8 .5

1.1

8.1
8.2
8.0

8 .3
9 .0

8.6
8.2
7 .8
7 .7
7 .0

6. 1
5. 7

1 .0

.9

1 .3
1 .3

1.0

1 .3
1 .4

1.2
1.6
1 .3
1 .3
1 .4

1.1

14
11
18
24
18
18
15
21
21
21
19
' 19

222
230
222
222
213
217
239
226
226
226
226
226

200
203
2C7
217
200
203
217
217
217
217
214
214

19
15

226
235
248
270
274
265
270
265
257
265
287
313

214
214

12
11

14
18
16
18

20
12

.18

13

15
19
19
14
17
19
17
26

20

23
30
24

322
300
291
317
335
313
304
270
278
248
204

200

221

238
248
248
248
248
245
248
255
279
293
283
276
286
310
297
283
269
266
241

210
197

190

RETAIL PRICES, 1913 TO DECEMBER, 1920.

T able IX.—WHOLESALE PRICES OF CORN MEAL IN DECATUR, ILL.. AND RETAIL

PRICES IN INDIANAPOLIS, JANUARY, 1913, TO DECEMBER, 1920.
Average price per
pound.

Year and month.

Wholesale.
1913— A verag e fo r y e a r ............

January............................
February..........................
March...............................
April.................................
May...................................
June..................................
July...................................
August..............................
September........................
October.............................
November........................
December.........................
1914— January......................
February..........................
March..............................
April.................................
May...................................
June..................................
July...................................
August..............................
September......................,
October.............................
November........................
December.........................
1915 January............................
February..........................
March...............................
April.................................
May...................................
June..................................
Ju ly.................................
August.........................
September........................
October.............................
November........................
December.........................
1916— January............................
February
March................................
April
May
June
July
August
September........................
October.............................
November........................
December.........................
1917— January.............................
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November........................
December.........................
—

...

............................................

.........................................................

............................................................
...........................................................
............................................................
...................................................

............................................
......................................................

.........................................................
............................................................

...........................................................
............................................................
...................................................
.................................. ^ .
.................................................




Retail.

Cents.

Cents.

1.6

1.3
1.3
1.4
1.6
. 1.6
1.6
1.7
1.8
1.9
1.7
1.6
1.7
1.6
1.6
1.6
1.6
1.7
1.8
1.8
2.0
2.0
1.8
1.7
1.7
1.6
1.7
1.7
1.7
1.7
1.6
1.8
1.7
1.6
1.4
1.4
1.5
1.7
1.7
1.7
1.9
1.8
1.8
2.0
2.1
2.1
2.2
2.5
2.4
2.5
2.5
2.8
3.8
4.1
4.1
4.9
5.6
5.3
5.1
5.1
4.9

2.6

2.6
2.6
2.6
2,5
2.5
2.4
2.6
2.6
2.6
2.5
2.6
2.6
2.6
2.6
2.6
2.6
2.6
2.6
2.6
2.6
2.6
2.6
2.6
2.6
2.6
2.7
2.7
2.6
2.7
2.7
2.7
2.7
2.7
2.7
2.7
2.7
2.7
2.7
2.7
2.7
2.7
2.6
2.6
2.7
2.9
3.4
3.4
3.4
3.5
3.5
3.5
4.2
5.0
5.1
5.3
5.7
5.8
5.9
6.5
6.3

Relative price
Difference Percentage
price
(1913=100).
between differential
wholesale
is of
and retail wholesale
price.
price. Wholesale. Retail.
Cents.

1.0

1.3
1.3
1.2
.9
.9
.8
.9
.8
.7
.8
1.0
.9
1.0
1.0
1.0
1.0
.9
.8
.8
.6
.6
.8
.9
.9
1.0
1.0
1.0
.9
1.0
1.1
.9
1.0
1.1
1.3
1.3
1.2
1.0
1.0
1.0

.8
.9
.8
.6
.6
.8
.2
.9

1.0
1.0
1.0

.7
.4
.9
1.0
.4
.1
.5
.8
1.4
1.4

63

100
100
86
56
56
50
53
44
37
47
63
53
63
63 •
63
63
53
44
44
30
30
44
53
53
63
59
59
53
59
69
50
59
69
93
93
80
59
59
59
42
50
44
30
29
38
55
36
42
40
40
25
11
22
24
8
2
9
16
27
29

100

81
81
88
100
100
100
106
113
119
106
100
106
100
100
100
100
106
113
113
125
125
113
106
106
100
106
106
106
106
100
113
106
100
88
88
94
106
106
106
119
113
113
125
131
131
138
156
150
156
156
175
238
256
256
306
350
331
319
319
306

100

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
104
104
100
104
104
104
104
104
104
104
104
104*
104
104
104
104
100
100
104
112
131
131
131
135
135
135
162
192
196
204
219
223
227
250
242

191

APPENDIX B.

T able IX.—WHOLESALE PRICES OF CORN MEAL IN DECATUR, ILL., AND RETAIL
PRICES IN INDIANAPOLIS, JANUARY, 1913, TO DECEMBER, 1920-^Concluded.
Year and month.

Average price per
pound.
Wholesale.

1918—January............................
February..........................
March...............................
April.................................
May...................................
June..................................
July...................................
August...» ................ .
September........................
October.............................
November........................
December.........................
1919—January............................
February.........................
March...............................
April.................................
May.................................
June..................................
July...................................
August..............................
September........................
October................ ............
November........................
December.........................
1920—January............................
February.................... .
March...............................
April.................................
May...................................
June..................................
July.................................
August............................
September........................
October....................... ..
November........................
December.........................




Retail.

Cents.

Cents.

4.8
5.5
5.2
5.4
4.6
4.5
4.8
4.5
4.0
3.4
3.1
3.2
3.2
3.2
3.5
3.8
3.9
4.5
4.3
3.3
3.0
3.1
3.1
3.1
3.0
3.5
3.8
4.2
4.4
3.6
3.4
2.9
2.2
1.7
1.5

2.8

6.3
‘ 6.5
6.7
6.9
6.5

6.1
6.2
6.3
6.3
6.2
5.7
5.5
5.4
5.3
5.2
5.2
5.3
5.6
5.9
6.3
5.6
5.8
5.8
5.8
5.6

6.2
6.1

6.0
6.2
6.6
6.6
6.4
6.4
6.0
4.9
4.3

Relative price
Difference Percentage
price
(1913=100).
between
wholesale differential
is of
and retail wholesale
price.
price. Wholesale. Retail.
Cents.

1.0
1.6
1.8
2.8
2.6
2.3
2.2
2.5
2.0
1.7
1.5
1.5
1.5
1.9
1.4
2.3

1.5
1.7
1.4
1.9
3.0
3.1
2.5
2.7
2.7

2.8
2.1
2.2
2.0
2.2

3.0
3.0
3.5
3.8
3.2
2.8

31
18
29
28
41
36
29
40
58
82
84
72
69
89
63
49
39
44
31
44
91
103
81
87
87
93
60
58
48
50
• 83

88
121
173
188
187

300
344
325
338
288
281
300
281
250
213
194

200
200
175
200
219

238
244
281
269
206
188
194
194
194
188
219
238
263
275
225
213
181
138
106
94

242
250
258
265
250
235
238
242
242
238
219

212
200
200

208
204

204
215
227
238
242
235
215
223
223
223
215
231
238
254
254
246
246
231
188
165

RETAIL PRICES, 1943 TO DECEMBER, 1920.

1&2

Table X.—WHOLESALE AND BE TAIL PRICES OF SUGAR IN NEW YORK CITY
JANUARY, 1915, TO DECEMBER. 192©.
Average price per
pound.
Wholesale.

Year and month,.

1915—Average for year....... ..
January..........................
February..................... ...
March..... ......................
April................................
May...............................
June................................
July................................
August............................
September.......................
October..........................
November....................
December.........................
UHi—January............................
February.........................
March................................
April.................................
May......................... .
June..................................
July.......... ......................
August..............................
September...........•_........ ,.
October....................... .
November.......................
December.........................
1915—January.............................
February..................
March....... ........................
April.................................
M ay.___________ _____
June.................................
July..................................
August.............................
September........................
October............................
November........................
December.........................
1916—January...........*................
February..........................
March................................
April..................................
May...................................
June..................................
July..................................
August..............................
September........................
October.............................
November........................
December........................
1917—January.............................
February..........................
March................................
April..................................
May...................................
June..................................
July...................................
August..............................
September............... ........
October.............................
November........................
December.........................




Retail.

Relative price
Difference Percentage
price
(1913—100).
between differential
wholesale
is of
and retail wholesale
price.
price. Wholesale. Retail.

Cents.

Cents.

, Cents.

A3
4. 5
42
42
41
41
41
4&
46
45
42
42
4.1
3.fr
3.9
3:8
57
40
42
42
.5
6».a
5.9
49'
4.8
49
5. 5
5.7
5,8
5.9
59
5.8
5.5
5.1
5.9
5.7
5.9
5.7

6

6.0
6.6
7.1

7.5
7.4
7.5
7.0
6.4
7.1
7.4
6.9
6.6
6.9
7.1
7.9
7.5
7.5

8.2
8.2
8.2
8.2
8.2
8.0

4.9
5; I
49
48
49
48
48
49
5.0
5.1
49
49
49
47
4 5:
4 544
44
45
4 67.1
7.1
6.6
5.4
5.4
5.2
56
58

63
63
5.9
5-4
5.9
6.4
6.3
6.4
6.9
7.3
7.9
7.9
7.2
7.4
8.4
7.4
7.6
8.4
8.7
9.1
8.4
8.4
9.0
9.2
9.7
10.0
9.9

6.1

8.0
8.0
8.0

.6
.7

14
13
17
14
17
17
9
9
13
17
17

.6
.8
.7

20

.8

20
21
15
18
19
10
7
10
9
4
12
IQ
13
6
2
2
3

.7
.4
.4
.6.7
.7
.6
.7
.7
.4
.a
.4
.3
.7
.5

.6
6

.3
.1
.£
.2
.2
.4
.5
.§
.4
..2
.5

-8
.6

..4
.3
.2
.4
.4

.6
1.0
.8
.3
.6
1.5
.8
.7
1.3
.5
1.2
.9
.9
.8
1.0
1.5
. 1.8
1.9

3
7
9
U
16
4

8
8
11
7
5
3
5
5
14
13
4

8

8
22
12
10
18
6
15
12
12
10
12
18

22
24

100

105
98
98
95
95
95
105
107
105 :
9898
95
91 J
.
91
:
93
98
98
151
158
137
114

88
86

112

114
128
133
135
137
137
135
128
119
116
133
137
133
140
153
165
174
172
174
163
149
165
172
160
153
160
165
191
184
174
174
191
191
191
191
186

m
104
100

98
100
98
98
100
102
104
100
100
100

96
92
92
90
90
92
94
145
145
•135

110
110

106
114
118
124
129
129
124

122

120
110
120
131

129
131
141
149
161
163
161
163
147
151
163
171
151
155
171
178
186
171
171
184
188
198
204

202

193

APPENDIX B.

T able X ,—WHOLESALE AND RETAIL PRICES OF SUGAR IN NEW YORK CITY,

JANUARY, 1913, TO DECEMBER, 1920-Concluded.

Year and month.

1918—January.............................
February..........................
March................................
April..................................
May...................................
June...................................
July...................................
August..............................
September.......................
October.............................
November........................
December......... ...............
1919—January.............................
February.........................
March................................
April..................................
May..................................
June...................................
July...................................
August..............................
September.......................
October.............................
November........................
December.........................
1920—January.............................
February..........................
March...............................
April..................................
May...................................
June.................................
July...................................
August..............................
September.......................
October.............................
November........................
December................ ........
1 No market quotations.




Average price per
pound.
Wholesale.

Retail.

Cents.

Cents.

7.4
7.3
7.3
7.3
7.3
7.3
7.4
7.4
8.5
8.8
8.8
8.8
8.8
8.8
8.8
8.8
8.8
8.8
8.8
8.8
8.8
8.8
8.8
10.-9
15.4
15.0
13.7
(!)
(!)
0)
^ 16. 7
14.3
10. 8
9.6
8.1

9.7
9.1
8.8
8.8
8.8
8.8
8.8
8.8
9.8
10.6
10.6
10.4
10.1
9.9
9.9
10.0
9.9
10.0
10.0
10.6
10.6
10.8
10.8
11.9
17.3
17.9
17.3
19.1
23.0
25. 3
25.2
21.7
17.3
13.1
11.9
9.7

Relative price
Difference Percentage
price
(1913=100).
between differential
wholesale
is of
and retail wholesale.
price.
price. Wholesale. Retail.
Cents.

2.3
1.8
1.5
1.5
1.5
1.5
1.4
1.4
1.3
1.8
1.8
1.6
1.3
l.i
l .l
1.2
1.1
1.2
12
1.8
1.8
2.0
2.0
1.0
1.9
2.9
3.6

31
25
21
21
21
21
19
19
15
20
20
18
15
13
13
14
13
14
14
20
20
23
23
9
12
19
26

172
170
170
170
170
170
172
172
198
205
205
205
205
205
205
205
205
205
205
205
205
205
205
253
358
349
319

5.0
3.0
2.3
2.3
1.6

30
21
21
24
20

388
333
251
223
188

198
186
.180
180
180
180
180
180
200
216
216
212
206
202
202
204
202
204
204
216
216
220
220
243
353
365
353
390
469
516
514
443
353
267
243
198

194

RETAIL PRICES, 1913 TO DECEMBER, 1920.

T able

XI.—WHOLESALE PRICES ILL.,CURED PORK AND DECEMBER, 1920. OF SLICED
OF
RETAIL PRICES
BACON IN CHICAGO,
JANUARY, 1913, TO
Average price per
pound.
Year and month.

1913—Average for year.........
January........... .............
February..........................
March................................
April..................................
May...................................
June..................................
J u ly ..............................
August..............................
September........................
October.............................
November........................
December.........................
1914—January.............................
February..........................
March...............................
A pril...............................
May...................................
June..................................
July.......................... .
August..............................
September......................
October.............................
November........................
December.........................
1915—January.............................
February................... .
March...........................
April..................................
May...................................
June..................................
July...................................
August..............................
September........................
October.............................
November........................
. December.........................
1916—January............................
February..........................
March................................
April..................................
May...................................
June..................................
July...................................
August..............................
September........................
October.............................
November.......................
December.........................
1917—January.............................
February..........................
March................................
April..................................
May...................................
June...................................
July............ ;.....................
August............................
September........................
October.............................
November........................
D ecem b er...............................




Cured
pork,
wholesale.

Sliced
bacon,
retail.

Cents.

Cents.

12.7
11.1
11.8
11.9
12.4
12.7
13.2
13.8
13.4
13.5
12.9
13.1
13.0
13.0
13.1
12.7
12.4
12.4
13.0
14.1
. 14.8
14.7
13.8
12.9
12.2
12.1
12.1
11.5
11.4
11.7
11.9
11.1
10.7
10.0
11.4
12.2
12.5
12.3
12.8
13.6
14.0
14.4
14.8
15.7
15.9
16.3
16.3
16.6
15.9
16.5
17.5
19.6
21.8
24.2
24.2
24.8
26.3.
28.0
32.1
31.9
31.4

31.6
31.3
29.0
29.8
31.4
31.4
32.0
32.7
32.0
32.6
32.7
32.4
32.0
31.0
30.3
30.9
31.3
31.6
31.2
31.6
33.3
33.1
32.7
31.9
30.9
30.4
29.8
29.0
29.1
29.4
29.7
31.5
31.0
30.7
31.4
31.7
31.7
30.9
31.2
30.3
31.1
31.1
32.2
32.8
32.6
32.5
32.9
31.6
31.8
31.6
33.6
34.8
39.5
42.7
43.6
43.9
42.9
47.6
47.5
49.7
49.2

Relative price
(1913=100).
Difference Percentage
price
between differential
wholesale
is of
and retail wholesale Cured
Sliced
price.
pork,
price. wholesale. bacon,
retail.
Cents.

18.9
20.2
17.2
17.9
19.0
18.7
18.8
18.9
18.6
19.1
19.8
19.3
19.0
18.0
17.2
18.2
18.9
19.2
18.2
17.5
18.5
18.4
18.9
19. 0
18.7
18.3
17.7
17.5
17.7
17.7
17.8
20.4
20.3
20.7
20.0
19.5
19.2
18.6
18.4
16.7
17.1
16.7
17.4
17.1
16.7
16.2
16.6
15.0
15.9
15.1
16.1
15.2
17.7
18.5
19.4
19.1
16.6
19.6
15.4
17.8
17.8

149
182
146
‘ 150
153
147
142
137
139
141
153
147
146
138
131
143
152
155
140
124
125
125
137
147
153
151
146
152
155
151
150
184
190
207
175
160
154
151
144
123
122
116
118
109
105
99
102
90
100
92
92
78
81
76
80
77
63
70
48
56
57

100
87
93
94
98
100
104
109
106
106
102
103
102
102
103
100
98
98
102
111
117
116
109
102
96
95
95
91
90
92
94
87
84
79
90
96
98
97
101
107
110
113
117
124
125
128
128
131
125
130
138
154
172
191
191
195
207
220
253
251
247

100
99
92
94
99
99
101
103
101
103
103
103
101
98
96
98
99
100
99
100
105
105
103
101
98
96
94
92
92
93
94
100
98
97
99
100
100
98
99
96
98
98
102
104
103
103
104
100
101
100
106
110
125
135
138
139
136
157
151
150
156

195

APPENDIX B.

T able XI.—WHOLESALE PRICES OF CURED PORK AND RETAIL PRICES OF SLICED

BACON IN CHICAGO, ILL., JANUARY, 1913, TO DECEMBER, 1920—Concluded.
Average price per
pound.

Year and month.

1918—January.............................
February..........................
March................................
April..................................
May...................................
June..................................
July...................................
August..............................
September........................
October.............................
November........................
December.........................
1919—January............................
February..........................
March................................
April..................................
May...................................
June..................................
July...................................
August..............................
September....................*..
October.............................
November........................
December.........................
1920—January..... .......................
February..........................
March............................
April..................................
May...................................
June..................................
July...................................
August..............................
September........................
October................ ...........
November........................
December.........................




Cured
pork,
Wholesale.

Sliced
bacon,
retail.

Cents.

Cents.

29.3
28.4
27.9
27.1
26.5
25.0
27.6
27.5
27.8
28.6
28.5
30.1
28.9
28.3
3*0. 5
32.6
33.1
33.3
33.7
33.3
27.4
22.7
23.2
22.6
22.1
22.0
21.1
21.9
21.8
21.2
20.7
20.0
20.2
21.7
19.1
16.4

49.8
49.9
49.2
51.9
53.3
55.0
54.7
56.4
57.7
59.3
59. 5
59.5
61.6
57.1
57.1
58.2
' 59.7
59.7
61.5
61.7
58.6
54.6
• 54.2
52.7
53.1
53.9
54.4
56.4
57.1
59.1
60.1
60.3
60.1
59.4
57.2
51.1

Relative price
(1913=100).
Difference Percentage
price
between
wholesale differential
is of
and retail wholesale Cured
Sliced
price.
pork,
price. wholesale. bacon,
retail.
Cents.

20.5
21.5
21.3
24,8
26.8
30.0
27.1
28.9
29.9
30.7
31.0
29.4
32.7'
28.8
26.6
25.6
26.6
26.4
27.8
28.4
31.2
31.9
31.0
30.1
31.0
31.9
33.3
34.5
35.3
37.9
39.4
40.3
39.9
37.7
38.1
34.7

70
76
76
92
101
120
98
105
108
107
109
98
113
102
87
79
80
79
82
85
114
141
134
133
140
145
158
158
162
179
190
202
198
174
199
212

231
224
220
213
209
197
217
217
219
225
224
237
228
223
240
• 257
261
262
265
' 262
216
179
183
178
174
173
166
172
172
167
163
157
159
171
150
129

158
158
156
164
169
174
173
178
183
188
188
188
195
181
181
184
189
189
195
195
185
173
172
167
168
171
172
178
181
187
190
191
190
188
181
162

196

APPENDIX B.

T able m - WHOLESALE PRICES OF SMOKED HAM AND RETAIL PRICES OF SLICED

HAM IN CHICAGO, ILL., JANUARY, 1913, TO DECEMBER, i m
Average price per
pound.

Year and month.

W13—Average for year...........
January.........................
February..........................
March................................
April..................................
May...................................
June..................................
July...................................
August..............................
September.......................
October.............................
November....................
December........................
U>14—January...........................
February..........................
March................................
April..................................
May..................................
June..................................
July...................................
August..............................
September........................
October............................
November........................
December........................
1915—January............................
February..........................
March...............................
April..................................
May..................................
June..................................
July.............................
August..............................
September.......................
October.............................
November.............. ........
December.........................
1916—January.............................
February..........................
March................................
April..................................
May...................................
June..................................
July..................................
August..............................
September.......................
October.............................
November........................
December.........................
1917—January.............................
February..........................
March................................
April..................................
May...................................
June..................................
July...................................
August..............................
September.................... ..
October.............................
November....................
December.........................




Smoked
ham,
wholesale.

Sliced
ham,
retail.

Cents.

Cents.

16.6
15.0
16.1
16.5
16.6
16.9
17.4
17.8
17.9
17.0
16.4
16.2
.15.6
15.3
15.3
15.6
15.8
15.9
16.6
17.7
19.0
19.1
17.2
16.6
16.3
15.4
15.3
14.3
14.4
15. L
15.9
16.1
15.0
14. 5
16.1
16.3
15.6
15.9
16.8
17.7
18.3
18.5
18.5
19.0
19.0
19.0
19. 4
20.3
19.9
19.5
21.1
22.9
24.5
26.6
25.9
24.0
24.1
26.8
28.6
29.0
30.2

3L8
30.8
29.5
31.3
32.5
32.5
32.4
32. 3
32.2
32.2
32.0
32.3
31.8
32.0
31.0
31.2
31.7
31.7
31.9
33.0
34.6
34.1
33.9
33.1
32.8
33.3
33.0
32.2
31.7
32.3
33.2
32.8
32.8
32.8
32.8
32.8
33.3
33.0
32.0
32.2
33.7
33.7
34. 7
34.9
35.9
35.9
35.9
34.6
34.4
33.3
35.4
34.3
38.2
40.3
41.6
41.4
40.7
43.9
43.9
44.5
42.9

R elative price
(1913=100).
Difference Percentage
price
between differential
wholesale
is of
and retail wholesale. Smoked
Sliced
price.
ham,
ham,
.price. wholesale. retail.
Cents.

15.2
15.8
13.4
14.8
15.9
15.6
15.0
14.5
14.3
15.2
15.6
16.1
16.2
16.7
15.7
15.6
15.9
15.8
15.3
15.3
15.6
15.0
16.7
16.5
16.5
17.9
17.7
17.9
17.3
17.2
17.3
16.7
17.8
18.3
16.7
16.5
17.7
17.1
15.2
14.5
15.4
15.2
16.2
15.9
16.9
16.9
16.5
14.3
14.5
13.8
14.3
11.4
13.7
13.7
15. 7
17.4
16.6
17.1
15.3 j
15.5
12.7 1

92
105
83
90
96
92
86
81
80
89
95
99
104
109
103
100
101
99
92
86
* 82
79
97
99
101
116
116
125
120
114
109
104
119
126
104
101 i
113
108
90
82
84
82
88
84
89
89
85
70
73
71
68
50
56
52
61
73
69 o
64
53
53
42

100
90
97
99
100
102
105
107
108
102
99
98 1
94
92
92
94
95
96
100
107
114
115
104
100
98
93
92
86
87
91
96
97
90
87
97
98 ■
94
96
101
107
110
111
111
114
114
114
117
122
120
117
127
138
148
160
156
145
145
161
172
175
182

100
97
93
98
102
102
102
102
101
101
101
102
100
101
97
98
100
100
100
104
109
107
107
104
103
105
104
101
100
102
104
103
103
103
103
103
105
104
101
101
106
106
109
110
113
113
113
109
108
105
111
108
120
127
131
130
128
138
138
140
135

197

APPENDIX B,
T able

XII.—'W HOLESALE PRICES OE SMOKED HAMDECEMBER, 1920—Concluded. SLICED
AND RETAIL PRICES OF
HAM IN CHICAGO, ILL., JANUARY, 1913, TO
Average price per
pound.
Year and month.

191$—January.............................

February..........................
March................................
April..................................
May...................................
June..................................
July...................................
August..............................
September........................
October.............................
November........................
December.........................
1919—January...........................
February..........................
March...............................
April................................
May...................................
June..................................
July...................................
August..............................
September........................
October.............................
November........................
December.....................
1920—January............................
February..........................
March................................
April..................................
May...................................
June..............................
July...................................
August..............................
September........................
October.............................
November..................
December........................




Smoked
ham,
Wholesale.

Sliced
ham,
Retail.

Cents.

Cents.

29.5
29.8
30.3
39.8
30. 3
29.9
30.3
32.3
32.8
33.6
35.4
36.7
34.9 !
33.4
33.8
36.0
37. 7
38.1
38. 4
38.4
34. 8
29.0
28.6
28.9
29.4
30. 6
31. 6
33.1
35.6
36.5
37.7
37.8
36. 3
35.8
30. 7
25.8

42.8
44.8
45.0
46. 7
48.3
48.8
49.1
50. 5
51.7
52.0
52.5
53.4
55. 3
52.1
50. 8
54.6
56.6
57.3
58.8
59.8
57.9
54.0
52.3
51. 4
51. 4
51.9
52.0
55.6
56.0
58.5
61.3
61.9
62.3
61.9
58.4
52.3

Relative price
(1913=100).
Difference Percentage
price
between differential
wholesale
is of
and retail wholesale Smoked
Sliced
ham,
ham,
price.
price. Wholesale. Retail.
Cents.

13.3
15.0
14. 7
15. 9
18.0
18. 9 :
18.8
18.2
18.9
18.4
17.1
16.7
20.4
18.7
17.0
18.6
18.9
19.2
20. 4
21.4
23.1
25.0
23.7
22.5
22.0
21.3
29.4
22. 5
20.4
22.0
23.6
24.6
26.0
26.1
27. 7
26. 5

45
50
49
52
59
63
62
56
58
55
48
46
58
56
50
52
50
50
53
56
66
86
83
78
75
70
65
68
57
60
63
66
72
73
90
103

178
180
183
186
183
180
183
195
198
202
213
221
210
201
204
217
227
230
231
231
210
175
172
174
177
184
190
199
214
220
227
225
219
216
185
155

135
141
142
147
152
153
154
159
163
164
165
168
174
164
160
172
178
180
185
188
182
170
164
162
162
163
164
175
176
184
193
195
196
195
184
164

198
T able

RETAIL PRICES, 1913 TO DECEMBER, 1920.
X III.—WHOLESALE

AND RETAIL PRICES OF EGGS IN CHICAGO, ILL., JANUARY,
1913, TO DECEMBER, 1920.
Average price per
dozen.
Wholesale.

1913—A verag e fo r y e a r ...........

January............................
February..........................
March...............................
Ajpril.................................
May...................................
June..................................
July............................... ..
August..............................
September........................
October.............................
November........................
December.........................
1914—January............................
February..........................
March...............................
April.................................
May...................................
June..................................
July...................................
August.............................
September......................
October.............................
November........................
December.........................
1915—January...........................
February..........................
March................................
April.. . .........................
May..................................
June..................................
July.............................
August..............................
September........................
October.............................
November!......................
December.........................
1916—January............................
February..........................
March................................
April.................................
May...................................
June..................................
July...................................
A u g u s t..............................
September........................
October............................
November.......................
December.........................
1917—January............................
February..........................
March...............................
A p r il .................................
M a y ...............................
June..................................
July...................................
A u g u s t..............................
September........................
October.............................
November......................
December.........................




Retail.

Cents.

Cents.

22.6

24.0
21.0
18.0
17.6
18.3
17.8
17.2
20.7
24.0
26.3
32.8
32.8
31.5
26.9
22.0
18.1
18.5
18.2
18.7
21.5
22.2
22.7
28.3
32.4
34.4
24.9
18.5
19.1
18.0
17.3
16.9
18.9
22.7
25.5
29.0
29.2
28.8
23.8
18.9
20.2
20.9
21.1
22.3
24.1
28.1
30.9
36.4
38.9
41.1
41.5
27.5
31.9
33.8
31.3
31.8
33.9
37.4
37.2
43.2
48.4

29.2

32.7
27.3
23.4
22.9
23.7
24.3
25.3
27.3
30.4
33.3
39.8
40.0
38.8
32.9
27.7
21.8
23.5
24.4
26.1
28.0
29.8
30.1
35.8
39.0
43.5
30.7
27.7
24.0
24.6
24.6
25.1
25.8
29.3
34.0
39.0
39.8
38.7
30.7
25.3
24.9
25.7
27.9
29.6
32.7
35.8
38.3
43.4
48.3
52.5
50.3
32.3
37.6
39.2
39.6
40.6
42.8
46.5
46.9
49.6
58.8

Relative price
Difference Percentage
(1913=100).
price
between differential
wholesale
is of
and retail wholesale
price.
price. Wholesale. Retail.
Cents.

6.6

8.7
6.3
5.4
5.3
5.4
6.5
8.1
6.6
6.4
7.0
7.0
7.2
7.3
6.0
5.7
3.7
5.0
6.2
7.4
6.5
7.6
7.4
7.5
6.6
9.1
5.8
9.2
4.9
6.6
7.3
8.2
6.9
6.6
8.5
10.0
10.6
9.9
6.9
6.4
4.7
4.8
6.8
7.3
8.6
7.7
7.4
7.0
9.4
11.4
8.8
4.8
5.7
5.4
8.3
8.8
8.9
9.1
9.7
6.4
10.4

29

36
30
30
30
30
37
47
32
27
27
21
22
23
22
26
20
27
34
40
30
34
33
27
20
26
23
50
26
37
42
49
37
29
33
• 34
36
34
29
34
23
23
32
33
36
27
24
19
24
28
21
17
18
16
27
28
26
24
26
15
21

100

106
93
80
78
81
79
76
92
106
116
145
145
139
119
97
80
82
81
83
95
98
100
125
143
152
110
. ' 82
85
80
77
75
84
100
113
128
129
127
105
84
89
92
93
99
107
124
137
161
172
182
184
122
141
150
138
141
150
165
165
191
214

100

112
93
80

.78
81
83
87
93
104
114
136
137
133
113
95
75
80
84
89
96
102
103
123
134
149
105
95
82
84
84
86
88
100
116
134
136
133
105
87
85
88
96
101
112
123
131
149
165
180
172
111
129
134
136
139
147
159
161
170
201

199

APPENDIX B,
T able

X III.—WHOLESALE

AND RETAIL PRICES OF EGGS IN CHICAGO, ILL,. JANUARY,
1913, TO DECEMBER, 1920—Concluded.

Year and month.

Average price per
dozen.
Wholesale.

1918— January...........................

February..........................
March...............................
April.................................
May...................................
June.................................
July...................................
August..............................
September........................
October.............................
November........................
December.......................
1919—January............................
February..........................
March...............................
April.................................
May..................................
June..................................
July...................................
August..............................
September........................
October...........................
November........................
December.........................
1920—January............................
February..........................
March...............................
April.................................
May............................. .
June.................................
July..................................
August..............................
September........................
October.............................
November........................
December.........................




Retail.

Cents.

. Cents.
65.1
59.3
40.7
38.0
39.6
39.4
45.7
47.8
52.1
55.9
67.7
72.8
69.5
46.1
46.1
46.6
51.2
51.1
53.2
54.9
56.1
65.6
74.2
82.1
77.8
62.6
55.0
51.0
50.7
50.9
53.4
59.5
64.9
71.5
81.4
87.7

58.1
50.8
34.7
33.0
32.2
31.6
37.4
38.5
43.1
49.7
60.6
62.4
57.9
37.9
38.9
40.3
42.8
40.4
41.6
41.9
45.7
56.9
63.3
73.3
65.2
51.5
45.0
41.3
41.1
38.8
42.3
47.1
52.7
57.0
67.5
71.0

Relative price
Difference Percentage
(1913=100).
price
between differential
wholesale
is of
and retail wholesale
price.
price. Wholesale. Retail.
Cents.

7.0
8.5
5.0
7.4
7.8
8.3
9.3
9.0
7.1
10.4

6.0

6.2
11.6
8.2
7.2
6.3
8.4
10.7
13.0
10.4
8.7
10.9

11.6

8.8
12.6
11.1
10.0
9.7
9.6
12.1
11.1
12.4
12.2
14.5
13.9
16.7

12

17
17
15
23
25
24

22
21
12
12
17
20
22
19
16
20
26
28
31
23
15
17

12
19
22
22
23
23
31
26
26
23
25
24

21

257
225
154
146
142
140
165
170
191
268
276
256
168
172
178
189
179
184
185
252
280
324
288
228
199
183
182
172
187
208
233
252
299
314

220

202

223
203
139
130
136
135
157
164
178
191
231
242
238
158
158
160
175
175
182
188
192
225
254
281
266
214
188
175
174
174
183
204
222
245
279
300

200

RETAIL PRICES, 1913 TO DECEMBER, 1920,

T able XIV.—W H O L E S A L E A N D R E T A IL P R IC E S O F C R E A M E R Y B U T T E R IN C H IC A G O ,
IL L ., J A N U A R Y , 1913, TO D E C E M B E R , 1920.

Year and month.

Average price pet
pound.
Wholesale.

1*13—Average for year...........
January........................
February..........................
March................................
April.................................
May..................................
June..................................
July...................................
August..............................
September.......................
October.............................
November........................
December.........................
1014—January............................
February..........................
March...... ........................
April..................................
May...................................
June..................................
July..................................
August..................... , .......
September........................
October.............................
November........................
December.........................
1&15—January.............................
February..........................
March................................
April................................
May...................................
June..................................
July...................................
August................... .........
September........................
October........................
November........................
December.........................
1916—January............................
February..........................
March................................
April.................................
May...................................
June..................................
July...................................
August..............................
September.....................
October.............................
November........................
December.........................
1917—January.............................
February..........................
March................................
April..................................
May...................... ...........
June..................................
July...................................
August...........................
September......... ..............
October............................
November........................
December.........................




Retail.

Cents.

Cents.

31.0
33.6
34.9
35.7
32.9
27.8
27.3
26.2
26.8
30.5
29.9
31.6
34.6
32.3
27.9
27.2
24.5
25.5
26.7
27.0
29.3
29.7
29.8
32.3
32.6
31.4
30.8
28.6
29.2
27.6
27.1
26.1
24.4
25.2
27.2
30.1
33.5
30.7
32.0
35.5
34.7
29.6
28.6
27.6
30.0
32.3
34.5
38.8
38.3
38.0
40.7
40.0
42.8
39.0
38.2
37.6
40.0
42.5
43.1
44.2
48.1

36.2
39.9
39.9
40.4
39.0
32.5
32.7
32.3
32.7
35.3
35.4
36.5
38.3
38.1
32.9
32.9
30.1
29.9
30.8
31.2
33.2
34.0
34.0
36.4
36.6
36.3
35.4
34.1
34.1
32.8
32.9
31.9
30.4
30.6
32.4
34.7
37.6
36.7
36.1
38.7
39.7
35.1
34.4
33.5
34.4
37.2
39.4
42.4
43.6
43.8
46.6
44.5
48.4
43.1
43.4
43.2
44.8
48.4
48.7
49.2
53.0

Relative price
Difference Percentage
(1913=100).
price
between differential
wholesale
is of
and retail wholesale
price.
price. Wholesale. Retail.
Cents.

5.2
6.3
5.0
4.7
4.7
5.4
5.9
4.8
5.5
4.9
3.7
5.8
5.0
5.7
5.6
4.4
4.1
4.2
3.9
4.3
4.2
4.1
4.0
4.9
4.6
5.5
4.9
5.2
5.8
5.8
5.4
5.2
4.6
4.1

6.1
6.1

6.0
6.0
4.1

3.2
5.0
5.5
5.8
5.9
4.4
4.9
4.9
3.6
5.3
5.8
5.9
4.5
5.6
4.1
5.2
5.6
4.8
5.9
5.6
5.0
4.9

17
19
14
13
19
17
23
16
18
16

20
22
11
18
18
21
23
17
15
16
13
14
14
13

12

16
15
19
17
19

21
22
21
12
20
13
25
19
15

9
14
19

20
21
15
15
14
9
14
15
14
13
14
15
14
13

11
11
12
11
10

100
108
113
115
106
90
85
98
96

88
86
102
112
104
90
88
79
82
86
87
95
96
96
104
105

101
99

92
94
89
87
84
79
81
97
108
99
103
115
95
92
89
97
104
125
124
123
131
129
138
126
123
129
137
139
143
155

88

112
111
121

100
110
110
112
108

90
90
89
90
98
98
106
105
91
91
83
83
85
92
94
94

101
86
101
101
100
98
94
94
91
91
84
85
90
96
104

88

101
110

• 100
107
97
95
93
95
103
109
117

120
121
129

123
134
119
119
124
134
135
136
146

120

201

APPENDIX B.

TABLE XIV.—WHOLESALE AND RETAIL PRICES OF CREAMERY BUTTER IN CHICAGO,
ILL., JANUARY, 1913, TO DECEMBER, 1920—Concluded.

Year and month.

1918— January............................

February..........................
March................................
April..................................
May...................................
June..................................
July...................................
August.............................
September.......................
October.............................
November........................
December.........................
1919— January............................
February..........................
March................................
April..................................
May...................................
June..................................
July...................................
August..............................
September.................. .
October.............................
November........................
December.........................
1920— January............................
February..........................
March...............................
April.................................
May...... ...........................
June..................................
July........:........................
August..............................
September........................
October.............................
November........................
December.........................




Average price per
pound.
Wholesale.

Retail.

Cents.

Cents.

4a 6
4a 9
44.3
41.5
42.0
42.0
43.2
44.3
53.7
55.4
61.0
67.0
61.8
49.3
60.2
61.5
55.6
51.3
51.2
53.3
56.9
64.6

68.6
68.1

63.1
62.2
66.3
63.9
57.1
54.9
55.3
54.0
56.8
56.8
59.0
50.8

54.4
54.7
50.6
46.0
47.5
46.8
48.0
49.0
57.5
61.5
65.3
72.7
71.3
53.5
63.9
67.1
62.4
57.5
57.1
58.4
60.3
67.8
73.6
74.4
69.0
66.4
73.7
71.0
61.1
62.9
61.4
63.4
63.3
56.5

66.1

68.0

Relative price
Difference Percentage
(1913=100).
price
between differential
wholesale
is of
and retail wholesale
price. . price. Wholesale. Retail.
Cents.

5.8
5.8
6.3
4.5
5.5
4.8
4.8
4.7
3.8
4.3
5.7
9.5
4.2
3.7
5.6

6.1

6.8
6.2
5.9

5.1
3.4
3.2
5.0
6.3
5.9
4.2
7.4
7.1
9.0
7.6
7.4
6.5
9.0
5.7

6.2
6.6

12
12
11
11
11
11
7
11
7

6
12
12
12
10
6
5

157
158
143
134
135
135
139
143
173
179
197
216
199
159
194
198
179
165
165
172
184
208

11
11
16
11
14
14
12
11
15
11

206
184
177
178
174
183
183
190
164

14
13

9
15
9
9

7
9
9
7

221
220
204
201
214

150
151
140
127
131
129
133
135
159
170
180

201
197
148
177
185
172
159
158
161
167
187
203
206
191
183
204
196
183
169
174
170
175
175
188
156

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65

APPENDIX C.

APPENDIX 0.—RETAIL PRICES IN FOREIGN COUNTRIES.

215

The following table shows the trend in the retail cost of food in
the principal foreign countries since July, 1914. For purposes of
comparison, the figures are also given in this table for the United
States. July, 1914, was selected as the base for this table instead
of the average for the year 1913, which is used in the other tables
mblished in this bulletin, because of the fact that satisfactory inormation for some of the foreign countries was not available for
1913.
For Belgium, Denmark, Great Britain, Norway, Sweden, and the
city of Rome, Italy, the index numbers are reproduced as published
in the original sources. With two exceptions all these are shown on
the July, 1914, base in the source from which the information is taken.
The index numbers for Belgium have April, 1914, as the base period,
while those for Rome are based on the first half of 1914. The index
numbers here shown for the remaining countries have been obtained
by dividing the index for each month specified in the table by the
index for July, 1914, or the nearest period thereto, as published.
As shown in the table, the number of articles included in the index
numbers for the different countries differs widely. These results
should not, therefore, be considered as closely comparable one with
another. In one or two instances, also, the figures here shown are
not absolutely comparable from month to month over the entire
period, owing to slight changes in the list of commodities included at
successive dates.

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get, 13. articles.
Belgium: ^ Canada: Bemnarki*
Australia: 54 articles |
46'foofl- ; (variable); 29 food- Famshr Cities,over
food
stufis;
siaifis;
30 towns. Brussels. 60 cities. 5^budget; ■ ao^©o=pap- Paris
M ot Weighted; ipersons. nlatinn
only.
Weighted. weighted. 1
Weighted. {except Weighted.
Paris).
Weighted.
160
99
107
113
131

m

1*00

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129
131
180
1125 ........ .........
125
126
126 _______,
127
.
m
127
326
129
129
129
129
128
129
130
131
131
132
132
131
128
128
131
133
134
140
639
141
534
143
424
374
145
146
351
147
344
147
354
148
348
342
148
156
337
158
341
158
359
160
410
163
445
163
473
488
173
176
492
490
187 1
194
479
194
480
197
493
192
505
186
499
184
493

i April, 1914.



10 0

.108
107
105
HB5
105
112
112

114
125
138
141
144
145
159
160
157
157
157
159
163
165
167
169
170
169
171
172
175
181
179
182
182
184
186
181
176
180
182
185
186
195
193
192
192
198
206
212
215
215
224
228
227
221
215
213
206

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100

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120 ,
114 1
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118 .
134
132
129
135 .
139

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2 137
146
2 141
3146
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2154
158
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186

184

2 211

191

2 232

218

2 244

206

2 260

187

183 >

2 20 0

173

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238

2 278

248
227
248
257
268
264
261
238
259
283
280
285
290
297
339
358
379
369
373
373
407
420
426
424

2 293
212

2 289
2 301

251

2 319
2 379

253

2 388
2 450

200

2 Quarter beginning month specified.

112

132|

140
145
149
1«L
1§8
187
119
192
194
$M
202
•fi&4
2Q2
206
197
206
205
206
208
207
206
207
208
210
218
216
229
233
229
230
230
220
213
207
204
209
217
216
222
231
234
236
235
233
235
246
255
258
262
267
270
291
282

217

APPENDIX C.

INDEX NUMBERS OF RETAIL FOOD COSTS IN THE UNITED STATES AND CERTAIN
OTHER COUNTRIES, JULY, 1914, TO DECEMBER, 1920—Concluded.
Year and
month.

India: 46
foodstuffs;
Calcutta.
Not
weighted.

1914.
100
July................
October.........
1915.
January.........
April..............
July................
i08
October.........
1916.
January.........
April.......... ..
July................ ...........
October.........
1917.
January........
February---March............
April..............
May...............
June...............
July................
116
August...........
September....
October.........
November ...
December__
1918.
January.........
February---March............
April..............
113
Mav................
117
June..............
118
121
July................
124
August..........
September...
131
October.........
134
November...
135
December---134
1919.
January.........
February___
March............
April..............
140
May................
June...............
143
155
July................
August..........
151
September...
154
October.........
153
November...
153
December---151
1920.
January.........
153
February---154
March............
151
151
April..............
159
Mav...............
June..............
164
170
July................
August..........
167
September...
166
October.........
165
November...
161
December__
3 January-Juiy.

4 Year 1913.




Italy:
Family
food
budget;
5 persons;
Rome.
Weighted.
3 100

Nether­
lands: 27
foodstuffs;
Amster­
dam.
Not
weighted.

New
Zealand:
59 food­
stuffs;
25 towns.
Weighted.

<100

100
102

95
107
95

South Sweden: Switzer­
land:
Africa: 18 21 articles; groups 9
of
foodstuffs; 44 towns. foodstuffs.
9 towns. Weighted. Not
Weighted.
weighted.
5 100

113
116
118
119

111

111
111

120

124
127

127
126
126
127
128
128
127
127
129
130
130
132

121
120

123
136
137
143
142
148
166
157
177
181
199

7

100

107

8 160

214

279

195
205
196
186
204
210
207
203
204
20 2
199

6 120

5 116

7 130
7 134
7 142
7 152

6 140
6 144

5 128

160
166
170
175
175
175
177
181
187
192

203
205
205
206
209
210
217
219
223
226
220
208

5 For calendar year.
6 Previous month.

227
235
247
258
261
268
280
284
310
320
330

279
278
278
276
283
290
289
291
298
300
297
299

136
137
137
139
139
141
139
145
145
154
167
170

339
334
331
337
328
319
310
313
309
307
309
307

158
160
162
162
163
163
167
171
173
177
176

212

275
275

128
129
131
134
136
135
134
134
135
139
135
134

145
142
141
142
142
143
144
146
148
150
153
155

199
203
219
235
249
254

20S

299
297
298
305
311
311
319
333
336
340
342

177
187
183
183
188
194
197
. 196
195
197
196

298
290
291
297
294
294
297
308
307
306
303
294

6 107

6114
6119

6126
6129

6148
1.58
179
. 192
197

221

Quarter beginning month specified.
»August.

7

O

6103

7 113
7 121
7 124
7 128

200
21 2

133
134
134
137
139
139
139
141
141
140
144
150

200
20 2

6 ioo

5 107

111

116

275
299
300
310
325
325
318
322
324
341
375

100

112
112

100

259
258
243
230
232
225
206
207
214
241
246
252

Norway:
Family
food
budget.
Weighted.

204
230
251
252
257
261
245
244





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