Can you remember how much prices differed between now and the 1970s? If you think you have what it takes to match the price tag to the grocery item, you're the expert in modern budgeting...

How much would this yogurt cost in the '70s?

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Jerseymaid yogurt comes in a variety of fruit-based or plain flavors, and in the 1970s it was priced at just 19 cents.

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Jerseymaid yogurt comes in a variety of fruit-based or plain flavors, and in the 1970s it was priced at just 19 cents.

How much would a hot dog cost?

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A one-pound package of sausage or hot dogs only cost 69 cents in the 1970s!

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A one-pound package of sausage or hot dogs only cost 69 cents in the 1970s!

How much would Joy dish detergent cost?

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Joy was distributed by Procter & Gamble in 1949 and only cost 49 cents in the 1970s.

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Joy was distributed by Procter & Gamble in 1949 and only cost 49 cents in the 1970s.

How much would a bunch of grapes cost?

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Everything was so much cheaper back then. A whole pound of grapes only cost 19 cents, and today they can go for upwards of $5 in most stores.

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Everything was so much cheaper back then. A whole pound of grapes only cost 19 cents, and today they can go for upwards of $5 in most stores.

How much would a bunch of bananas sell for?

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Rich in potassium and B12, bananas are a staple in most grocery hauls. They were only 12 cents per pound in the 1970s!

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Rich in potassium and B12, bananas are a staple in most grocery hauls. They were only 12 cents per pound in the 1970s!

How much would ground beef cost in stores?

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Ground beef can be pretty pricey these days, sometimes costing around $5.00. Back then you could get a whole pound of ground beef for just 98 cents.

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Ground beef can be pretty pricey these days, sometimes costing around $5.00. Back then you could get a whole pound of ground beef for just 98 cents.

How much did toilet paper cost?

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That's right, you could buy toilet paper for just 13 cents. Today, paper products are one of the most expensive items in a grocery haul.

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That's right, you could buy toilet paper for just 13 cents. Today, paper products are one of the most expensive items in a grocery haul.

How much was a bottle of Head & Shoulders shampoo?

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Shampoo and conditioner can be so pricey these days. Some salon brands are over $20. Back in the 1970s, you could buy a drugstore brand for 79 cents.

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Shampoo and conditioner can be so pricey these days. Some salon brands are over $20. Back in the 1970s, you could buy a drugstore brand for 79 cents.

How much did frozen French fries cost?

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Frozen fries were first distributed by the Birds Eye Company in 1947, and they only cost 69 cents for a 5-pound bag in 1971.

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Frozen fries were first distributed by the Birds Eye Company in 1947, and they only cost 69 cents for a 5-pound bag in 1971.

How much did canned fruit cost?

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You could buy fruit cocktails for just 20 cents back then. It's unlikely that you can buy *anything* for 20 cents today.

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You could buy fruit cocktails for just 20 cents back then. It's unlikely that you can buy *anything* for 20 cents today.

How much did a loaf of sliced bread cost?

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The coolest thing since sliced bread is that low, low price of 16 cents per loaf.

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The coolest thing since sliced bread is that low, low price of 16 cents per loaf.

How much did a carton of strawberries cost?

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At just 29 cents a carton, strawberries were on the cheaper side of produce purchases. Now, it's one of the most expensive produce items in most carts.

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At just 29 cents a carton, strawberries were on the cheaper side of produce purchases. Now, it's one of the most expensive produce items in most carts.

How much did Ketchup cost?

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Heinz ketchup was first distributed in 1869, and sold for 19 cents in 1971.

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Heinz ketchup was first distributed in 1869, and sold for 19 cents in 1971.

How much did a sweet potato cost?

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Though not your typical staple starch, sweet potatoes were only 14 cents per pound.

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Though not your typical staple starch, sweet potatoes were only 14 cents per pound.

How much did a pound of apples cost?

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Apples are usually a go-to item in most grocery hauls, and if you were ever inclined to buy 4 pounds at once, you only had to pay 59 cents.

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Apples are usually a go-to item in most grocery hauls, and if you were ever inclined to buy 4 pounds at once, you only had to pay 59 cents.

How much did a pineapple cost?

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Pineapples are one of the produce sections most expensive items today, but in 1978 they only cost 29 cents per pound.

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Pineapples are one of the produce sections most expensive items today, but in 1978 they only cost 29 cents per pound.

How much did canned soup cost?

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There's a reason why people always say to stock up on soup and other non-perishables. It only cost 10 cents!

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There's a reason why people always say to stock up on soup and other non-perishables. It only cost 10 cents!

How much did a can of coffee grounds cost?

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Coffee was actually on the more expensive side, priced at $1.90 per pound.

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Coffee was actually on the more expensive side, priced at $1.90 per pound.

How much would a bottle of Clorox Bleach sell for?

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Bleach was a common household cleaning agent, and went for just 39 cents in stores. Today it's still relatively affordable.

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Bleach was a common household cleaning agent, and went for just 39 cents in stores. Today it's still relatively affordable.

How much would a pound of cranberries cost?

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This superfood just cost 29 cents per pound in 1971 and was valued because of its high antioxidant count.

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This superfood just cost 29 cents per pound in 1971 and was valued because of its high antioxidant count.

How much did a watermelon cost in the 1970s?

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A watermelon, though seasonal, cost just 10 cents per pound in 1970.

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A watermelon, though seasonal, cost just 10 cents per pound in 1970.

How much did Cool Whip cost?

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Cool Whip was the first iteration of whipped cream, invented in 1966. It sold for just 38 cents per container.

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Cool Whip was the first iteration of whipped cream, invented in 1966. It sold for just 38 cents per container.

How much did Russett potatoes cost?

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Russett potatoes can be used in countless ways, and cost just 98 cents in stores.

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Russett potatoes can be used in countless ways, and cost just 98 cents in stores.

How much did dry dog food cost?

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Though cat and dog food is pricey today, you could buy a dozen cans for just $1.00 back then.

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Though cat and dog food is pricey today, you could buy a dozen cans for just $1.00 back then.

How much did a head of lettuce cost?

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If you're a fan of salads for lunch, you could stock up on a week's worth of lettuce for just 10 cents a head.

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If you're a fan of salads for lunch, you could stock up on a week's worth of lettuce for just 10 cents a head.

How much did French onion dip cost?

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French onion dip was the most popular flavor in the 1970s due to its creamy texture and rich taste. It was priced at just 50 cents in 1978.

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French onion dip was the most popular flavor in the 1970s due to its creamy texture and rich taste. It was priced at just 50 cents in 1978.

How much did a grapefruit cost in the 1970s?

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This popular citrus is used in juices, cocktails, or eaten as is. It was priced at just 99 cents for 10-count in 1970.

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This popular citrus is used in juices, cocktails, or eaten as is. It was priced at just 99 cents for 10-count in 1970.

How much did a six-pack of beer cost?

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It's hard to believe that alcohol cost just $2.00 in 1970, but you could have a great night out on a dime!

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It's hard to believe that alcohol cost just $2.00 in 1970, but you could have a great night out on a dime!

How much did a bunch of celery cost?

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Celery is typically used in soups or as a garnish, and cost just 38 cents for a bunch.

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Celery is typically used in soups or as a garnish, and cost just 38 cents for a bunch.

How much did raw steak cost?

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Steak is still considered a delicacy today, especially a ribeye or a filet. Back then, you could buy one for just 59 cents at a butcher shop.

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Steak is still considered a delicacy today, especially a ribeye or a filet. Back then, you could buy one for just 59 cents at a butcher shop.

How much would bacon cost?

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Though a more expensive deli item today, fresh bacon only cost $1.29 per pound in 1978.

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Though a more expensive deli item today, fresh bacon only cost $1.29 per pound in 1978.

How much did a Mortons frozen dinner cost?

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On nights when you didn't feel like cooking, a Mortons dinner was only 36 cents and cooked in no time.

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On nights when you didn't feel like cooking, a Mortons dinner was only 36 cents and cooked in no time.

How much did a rump roast cost?

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Rump roast, though not as popular today, was a go-to dinner in the 1970s. It only cost $1.69 per pound in 1978.

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Rump roast, though not as popular today, was a go-to dinner in the 1970s. It only cost $1.69 per pound in 1978.

How much did Ajax cleaner cost?

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Ajax cleaners were introduced in 1970 and just cost 15 cents at the store.

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Ajax cleaners were introduced in 1970 and just cost 15 cents at the store.

How much did Crest toothpaste cost?

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The Procter and Gamble Company distributed tubes of Crest toothpaste for just 77 cents per unit.

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The Procter and Gamble Company distributed tubes of Crest toothpaste for just 77 cents per unit.

How much did a jar of Miracle Whip cost?

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Though not a fan favorite condiment, jars of Miracle Whip mayonnaise cost just $1.09.

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Though not a fan favorite condiment, jars of Miracle Whip mayonnaise cost just $1.09.

How much did a boneless ham cost?

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Boneless ham was a classic holiday meal, and was affordable at just $2.29 per pound.

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Boneless ham was a classic holiday meal, and was affordable at just $2.29 per pound.

How much did a tub of margarine cost?

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Margarine is a common baking ingredient, and cost just 59 cents per pound in stores.

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Margarine is a common baking ingredient, and cost just 59 cents per pound in stores.

How much did a tube of baby lotion cost?

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Baby lotion is specially formulated for infants' extra sensitive skin and was $1.59 in stores in 1978.

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Baby lotion is specially formulated for infants' extra sensitive skin and was $1.59 in stores in 1978.

How much did beef liver cost in the 1970s?

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Beef liver, though extremely unpopular today, was a staple in the 1970s. It sold for just 49 cents per pound.

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Beef liver, though extremely unpopular today, was a staple in the 1970s. It sold for just 49 cents per pound.

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