How Much Did A 5 Lb Bag Of Flour Cost In The 1970's?

Lounge By 88nikki88 Updated 13 Dec 2010 , 1:42am by 88nikki88

88nikki88 Posted 12 Dec 2010 , 8:36pm
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Hello, I just spent all afternoon helping my daughter with a history project involving price comparison's for common household supplies in the 40's, 70's, and now. We have googled a 100 different phrases and CANNOT find the answer to how much a bag of flour cost in the 1970's. I thought I'd ask if anyone remembers off the top of their head and could just give me a ball park figure?

BTW, butter used to be $.49 a pound!!!!!!! LOL! If anyone can help with this I would REALLY appreciate it, I need to finish this and make some Christmas candy!

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-K8memphis Posted 12 Dec 2010 , 8:42pm
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I mean I was totally baking and buying much flour then and I don't know!!! Aghh!!! Butter was $0.49 a pound???!!! <faint> Geez --the good old days huh. I think maybe the best part is how much you forget. icon_biggrin.gif

kelleym Posted 12 Dec 2010 , 9:10pm
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Here ya go.

http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0873707.html

59 cents for 5 lbs. icon_smile.gif

indydebi Posted 12 Dec 2010 , 11:29pm
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I just typed in "cost of flour in 1970" and found this, which also shows 59 cents:

http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_was_the_price_of_flour_in_the_1970's

Awent9 Posted 13 Dec 2010 , 12:37am
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thats actually not too bad... a 5# bag of golds ap flour costs about $1.50 here, compare to $0.59 thats not too shabby.... butter here is at the cheapest regular price $2.49/#... back in the day it was only $0.49!?!?!? when inflation is considered though i bet it's not that big of a difference...

88nikki88 Posted 13 Dec 2010 , 1:42am
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THANK YOU ALL SOOOO MUCH! Cakeboss, if I had found that chart when I was searching, it would have saved me at least 30 minutes of searching icon_biggrin.gif

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