11 Everyday Items You Once Could Buy for Less Than $1

1. A bag of groceries

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In 1950, a frugal consumer could actually buy a small bag of groceries for less than $1, according to historical pricing research by the Morris County Library in New Jersey.

At least in the state of New Jersey, just one buck would cover the cost of:

  • 1 pound of McIntosh apples (6 cents)
  • 16-ounce can of Ocean Spray cranberry juice (15 cents)
  • 1 pound of yellow onions (3 cents)
  • One loaf of Marvel white bread (14 cents)
  • One package of My-T-Fine pudding (6 cents)
  • One can of Chicken of the Sea tuna (31 cents)
  • One tall can of Borden’s evaporated milk (12 cents)

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