Special Report

The Price of Bacon and Eggs the Year You Were Born

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1979
> Price of 1 pound of bacon: $1.46
> Inflation-adjusted price of 1 pound of bacon: $5.51
> Price of a dozen eggs: $0.72
> Inflation-adjusted price of a dozen eggs: $2.74

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1980
> Price of 1 pound of bacon: $1.41
> Inflation-adjusted price of 1 pound of bacon: $4.71
> Price of a dozen eggs: $0.71
> Inflation-adjusted price of a dozen eggs: $2.37

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1981
> Price of 1 pound of bacon: $1.60
> Inflation-adjusted price of 1 pound of bacon: $4.84
> Price of a dozen eggs: $0.77
> Inflation-adjusted price of a dozen eggs: $2.32

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1982
> Price of 1 pound of bacon: $1.97
> Inflation-adjusted price of 1 pound of bacon: $5.59
> Price of a dozen eggs: $0.75
> Inflation-adjusted price of a dozen eggs: $2.13

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1983
> Price of 1 pound of bacon: $1.92
> Inflation-adjusted price of 1 pound of bacon: $5.30
> Price of a dozen eggs: $0.78
> Inflation-adjusted price of a dozen eggs: $2.16

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1984
> Price of 1 pound of bacon: $1.88
> Inflation-adjusted price of 1 pound of bacon: $4.97
> Price of a dozen eggs: $0.88
> Inflation-adjusted price of a dozen eggs: $2.31

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1985
> Price of 1 pound of bacon: $1.95
> Inflation-adjusted price of 1 pound of bacon: $4.97
> Price of a dozen eggs: $0.73
> Inflation-adjusted price of a dozen eggs: $1.86

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1986
> Price of 1 pound of bacon: $2.09
> Inflation-adjusted price of 1 pound of bacon: $5.23
> Price of a dozen eggs: $0.78
> Inflation-adjusted price of a dozen eggs: $1.95

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1987
> Price of 1 pound of bacon: $2.21
> Inflation-adjusted price of 1 pound of bacon: $5.33
> Price of a dozen eggs: $0.73
> Inflation-adjusted price of a dozen eggs: $1.77

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1988
> Price of 1 pound of bacon: $1.94
> Inflation-adjusted price of 1 pound of bacon: $4.50
> Price of a dozen eggs: $0.75
> Inflation-adjusted price of a dozen eggs: $1.74