Special Report

The Price of Bacon and Eggs the Year You Were Born

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1939
> Price of 1 pound of bacon: $0.26
> Inflation-adjusted price of 1 pound of bacon: $5.01
> Price of a dozen eggs: $0.06
> Inflation-adjusted price of a dozen eggs: $1.26

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1940
> Price of 1 pound of bacon: $0.22
> Inflation-adjusted price of 1 pound of bacon: $4.35
> Price of a dozen eggs: $0.06
> Inflation-adjusted price of a dozen eggs: $1.10

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1941
> Price of 1 pound of bacon: $0.28
> Inflation-adjusted price of 1 pound of bacon: $5.22
> Price of a dozen eggs: $0.07
> Inflation-adjusted price of a dozen eggs: $1.32

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1942
> Price of 1 pound of bacon: $0.32
> Inflation-adjusted price of 1 pound of bacon: $5.40
> Price of a dozen eggs: $0.08
> Inflation-adjusted price of a dozen eggs: $1.36

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1943
> Price of 1 pound of bacon: $0.34
> Inflation-adjusted price of 1 pound of bacon: $5.33
> Price of a dozen eggs: $0.09
> Inflation-adjusted price of a dozen eggs: $1.34

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1944
> Price of 1 pound of bacon: $0.32
> Inflation-adjusted price of 1 pound of bacon: $4.97
> Price of a dozen eggs: $0.08
> Inflation-adjusted price of a dozen eggs: $1.25

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1945
> Price of 1 pound of bacon: $0.32
> Inflation-adjusted price of 1 pound of bacon: $4.89
> Price of a dozen eggs: $0.08
> Inflation-adjusted price of a dozen eggs: $1.23

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1946
> Price of 1 pound of bacon: $0.43
> Inflation-adjusted price of 1 pound of bacon: $5.91
> Price of a dozen eggs: $0.11
> Inflation-adjusted price of a dozen eggs: $1.49

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1947
> Price of 1 pound of bacon: $0.62
> Inflation-adjusted price of 1 pound of bacon: $7.53
> Price of a dozen eggs: $0.16
> Inflation-adjusted price of a dozen eggs: $1.90

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1948
> Price of 1 pound of bacon: $0.61
> Inflation-adjusted price of 1 pound of bacon: $6.88
> Price of a dozen eggs: $0.15
> Inflation-adjusted price of a dozen eggs: $1.74

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