Special Report

The Price of Steak the Year You Were Born

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1975
> Price of 1 pound of sirloin steak: $1.15
> Inflation-adjusted price of 1 pound of sirloin steak: $5.87

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1976
> Price of 1 pound of sirloin steak: $1.11
> Inflation-adjusted price of 1 pound of sirloin steak: $5.37

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1977
> Price of 1 pound of sirloin steak: $1.11
> Inflation-adjusted price of 1 pound of sirloin steak: $5.01

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1978
> Price of 1 pound of sirloin steak: $1.36
> Inflation-adjusted price of 1 pound of sirloin steak: $5.72

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1979
> Price of 1 pound of sirloin steak: $1.73
> Inflation-adjusted price of 1 pound of sirloin steak: $6.54

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1980
> Price of 1 pound of sirloin steak: $1.83
> Inflation-adjusted price of 1 pound of sirloin steak: $6.09

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1981
> Price of 1 pound of sirloin steak: $1.84
> Inflation-adjusted price of 1 pound of sirloin steak: $5.57

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1982
> Price of 1 pound of sirloin steak: $1.87
> Inflation-adjusted price of 1 pound of sirloin steak: $5.32

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1983
> Price of 1 pound of sirloin steak: $1.84
> Inflation-adjusted price of 1 pound of sirloin steak: $5.07

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1984
> Price of 1 pound of sirloin steak: $1.86
> Inflation-adjusted price of 1 pound of sirloin steak: $4.92

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