Special Report

The Price of Bacon and Eggs the Year You Were Born

Source: Library of Congress / Wikimedia Commons

1939
> Price of 1 pound of bacon: $0.26
> Inflation-adjusted price of 1 pound of bacon: $5.17
> Price of a dozen eggs: $0.26
> Inflation-adjusted price of a dozen eggs: $5.13

Source: Wikimedia Commons

1940
> Price of 1 pound of bacon: $0.23
> Inflation-adjusted price of 1 pound of bacon: $4.49
> Price of a dozen eggs: $0.27
> Inflation-adjusted price of a dozen eggs: $5.25

Source: National Archives and Records Administration, Franklin D. Roosevelt Library (NLFDR) / Wikimedia Commons

1941
> Price of 1 pound of bacon: $0.29
> Inflation-adjusted price of 1 pound of bacon: $5.39
> Price of a dozen eggs: $0.32
> Inflation-adjusted price of a dozen eggs: $5.98

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1942
> Price of 1 pound of bacon: $0.33
> Inflation-adjusted price of 1 pound of bacon: $5.57
> Price of a dozen eggs: $0.39
> Inflation-adjusted price of a dozen eggs: $6.55

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1943
> Price of 1 pound of bacon: $0.35
> Inflation-adjusted price of 1 pound of bacon: $5.49
> Price of a dozen eggs: $0.46
> Inflation-adjusted price of a dozen eggs: $7.33

Source: U.S. Navy National Museum of Naval Aviation / Wikimedia Commons

1944
> Price of 1 pound of bacon: $0.33
> Inflation-adjusted price of 1 pound of bacon: $5.13
> Price of a dozen eggs: $0.44
> Inflation-adjusted price of a dozen eggs: $6.86

Source: National Archives and Records Administration / Wikimedia Commons

1945
> Price of 1 pound of bacon: $0.33
> Inflation-adjusted price of 1 pound of bacon: $5.05
> Price of a dozen eggs: $0.47
> Inflation-adjusted price of a dozen eggs: $7.16

Source: Wikimedia Commons

1946
> Price of 1 pound of bacon: $0.43
> Inflation-adjusted price of 1 pound of bacon: $6.09
> Price of a dozen eggs: $0.48
> Inflation-adjusted price of a dozen eggs: $6.78

Source: National Archives and Records Administration / Wikimedia Commons

1947
> Price of 1 pound of bacon: $0.63
> Inflation-adjusted price of 1 pound of bacon: $7.77
> Price of a dozen eggs: $0.57
> Inflation-adjusted price of a dozen eggs: $7.06

Source: Wikimedia Commons

1948
> Price of 1 pound of bacon: $0.62
> Inflation-adjusted price of 1 pound of bacon: $7.10
> Price of a dozen eggs: $0.60
> Inflation-adjusted price of a dozen eggs: $6.79