Special Report

The Price of Bacon and Eggs the Year You Were Born

Source: The U.S. National Archives / Flickr

1949
> Price of 1 pound of bacon: $0.54
> Inflation-adjusted price of 1 pound of bacon: $6.23
> Price of a dozen eggs: $0.57
> Inflation-adjusted price of a dozen eggs: $6.62

Source: National Archives and Records Administration / Wikimedia Commons

1950
> Price of 1 pound of bacon: $0.52
> Inflation-adjusted price of 1 pound of bacon: $5.89
> Price of a dozen eggs: $0.50
> Inflation-adjusted price of a dozen eggs: $5.65

Source: Public Domain / Wikimedia Commons

1951
> Price of 1 pound of bacon: $0.54
> Inflation-adjusted price of 1 pound of bacon: $5.75
> Price of a dozen eggs: $0.60
> Inflation-adjusted price of a dozen eggs: $6.37

Source: Wikimedia Commons

1952
> Price of 1 pound of bacon: $0.53
> Inflation-adjusted price of 1 pound of bacon: $5.44
> Price of a dozen eggs: $0.55
> Inflation-adjusted price of a dozen eggs: $5.71

Source: Library of Congress / Wikimedia Commons

1953
> Price of 1 pound of bacon: $0.64
> Inflation-adjusted price of 1 pound of bacon: $6.58
> Price of a dozen eggs: $0.58
> Inflation-adjusted price of a dozen eggs: $6.00

Source: Seattle Municipal Archives / Wikimedia Commons

1954
> Price of 1 pound of bacon: $0.66
> Inflation-adjusted price of 1 pound of bacon: $6.77
> Price of a dozen eggs: $0.49
> Inflation-adjusted price of a dozen eggs: $4.98

Source: Seattle Municipal Archives / Wikimedia Commons

1955
> Price of 1 pound of bacon: $0.54
> Inflation-adjusted price of 1 pound of bacon: $5.48
> Price of a dozen eggs: $0.50
> Inflation-adjusted price of a dozen eggs: $5.17

Source: ABC Television / Wikimedia Commons

1956
> Price of 1 pound of bacon: $0.47
> Inflation-adjusted price of 1 pound of bacon: $4.78
> Price of a dozen eggs: $0.50
> Inflation-adjusted price of a dozen eggs: $5.06

Source: Public Domain / Wikimedia Commons

1957
> Price of 1 pound of bacon: $0.61
> Inflation-adjusted price of 1 pound of bacon: $5.94
> Price of a dozen eggs: $0.48
> Inflation-adjusted price of a dozen eggs: $4.67

Source: National Archives and Records Administration / Wikimedia Commons

1958
> Price of 1 pound of bacon: $0.65
> Inflation-adjusted price of 1 pound of bacon: $6.17
> Price of a dozen eggs: $0.50
> Inflation-adjusted price of a dozen eggs: $4.77