Special Report

The Price of Steak the Year You Were Born

Source: National Archives and Records Administration / Wikimedia Commons

1945
> Price of 1 pound of sirloin steak: $0.26
> Inflation-adjusted price of 1 pound of sirloin steak: $3.94

Source: Wikimedia Commons

1946
> Price of 1 pound of sirloin steak: $0.33
> Inflation-adjusted price of 1 pound of sirloin steak: $4.63

Source: National Archives and Records Administration / Wikimedia Commons

1947
> Price of 1 pound of sirloin steak: $0.47
> Inflation-adjusted price of 1 pound of sirloin steak: $5.74

Source: Wikimedia Commons

1948
> Price of 1 pound of sirloin steak: $0.57
> Inflation-adjusted price of 1 pound of sirloin steak: $6.43

Source: The U.S. National Archives / Flickr

1949
> Price of 1 pound of sirloin steak: $0.53
> Inflation-adjusted price of 1 pound of sirloin steak: $6.06

Source: National Archives and Records Administration / Wikimedia Commons

1950
> Price of 1 pound of sirloin steak: $0.58
> Inflation-adjusted price of 1 pound of sirloin steak: $6.60

Source: Public Domain / Wikimedia Commons

1951
> Price of 1 pound of sirloin steak: $0.68
> Inflation-adjusted price of 1 pound of sirloin steak: $7.16

Source: Wikimedia Commons

1952
> Price of 1 pound of sirloin steak: $0.67
> Inflation-adjusted price of 1 pound of sirloin steak: $6.97

Source: Library of Congress / Wikimedia Commons

1953
> Price of 1 pound of sirloin steak: $0.53
> Inflation-adjusted price of 1 pound of sirloin steak: $5.44

Source: Seattle Municipal Archives / Wikimedia Commons

1954
> Price of 1 pound of sirloin steak: $0.51
> Inflation-adjusted price of 1 pound of sirloin steak: $5.20

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