What was the cost of groceries in 1776?
Take the amount of dollars you spend on groceries now and divide that by the spot price of gold per ounce. Then multiply that amount by 20 ($20 an ounce of gold in 1776 more or less). So let's say you spent $4000 a year on goceries now, then the equivalent cost in 1776 would be $4000/$899 (spot gold price per ounce as of Jan 23 2009) = 4.44. Take 4.44 multiply by $20 = $88 per year for food in 1776. The higher cost of food now is soley due to the inflation of prices caused when the dollar went off the gold standard in 1932 or so during the FDR administration. Until that time, prices had been mostly stable for the past 100 years. Since then, prices have risen between 5% to 7% per year (on average) due to a paper fiat currency issued by the private bak called the Federal Reserve Bank.
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Depends on the store, of course, but it's around $10-12 per pound, uncooked. Pork Baby Back Ribs at my Butcher in SW Michigan, USA are only $2.99 Lb. Remember this is the World Wide Web not your Neighborhood Web , cost in other area and countries will vary. Prices will vary from season to se…ason and supply & demand. I am not sure what part of the world the person with the 1st response is from, but if I did I would love to know, it might be worth opening a butcher shop there. ( Full Answer )
The American Revolution predated mass produced manufacture of firearms with exception of The Royal Endfield Armoury in England. The Brown Bess smoothbore musket of .72 calibre was the most common weapon used on both sides of the conflict, the American militias having been issued them during the Fren…ch and Indian (Queen Anne's) War some years (1763) prior to the Revolution. Although there was some fluctuation in price, the Brown Bess cost in the neighbourhood of two pounds 4 shillings sterling per unit, which would be about 13 spanish dollars (the defacto currency of colonial America). (Queen Annes War occurred 1702 to 1713. The India Pattern Musket, or 'Brown Bess' was not in production at that time.) Rifles, which are credited with the American victory, were very rare and their contribution to conflict has been exagerated. The rifles used during the conflict, primarily by the Scots Irish of the Appalachain region and incorrectly called "Kentucky Rifles" were maufactured one at a time by German immigrant gunsmiths in the lower valleys of Pennslyvania and Maryland. They were quite expensive at the time, around $50 spanish dollars or 8 pounds for a plain specimen. One today is near priceless. Another popular firearm during the Revolution was the Charleville .69 musket produced by the French and supplied to Washington's Army during the Yorktown campaign. These were similar in value to the Brown Bess. In todays term the cost of a musket would be a month's wage for a skilled workman ( Full Answer )
There were dozens of stamps issued to celebrate the Bicentennial. You will need to consult the catalogs and do some research. Most libraries will have a copy of Scott's Postage Stamp Catalog of the World. First of all, you have to identify the specific stamp or card. That in itself can be a daunting… task, but most of the catalogs are well illustrated with lots of information. Once you know what item you have, the catalog will provide a set of prices that can be used to estimate value. ( Full Answer )
depends how expensive the food is. if it's all pre-made and packaged I'd guess around 20-25. if it's all fresh produce and ingredients probably 15-20.
The cost of groceries in 1970 was much less than it is today. Forinstance, potatoes were only 10 cents per pound, tomatoes were 99cents for 4 pounds, and sugar was 40 cents for 5 pounds in 1970.
it really all depends where you live .. some grocery stores are expensive & some arent.
Newspapers of that time could not be bought individually- only by yearly subscription. The going rate was $2 a year- with $1 paid up front, and the remainder due before the end of the year. Newspapers were printed weekly.
A dozen eggs were priced around $0.90 USD. Pound sizes of coffee orbacon averaged over $3.00 USD. Bread costs totaled $1.85 USD.
No matter how old a 2 dollar bill is, the sad truth is that it is STILL worth 2 dollars.. They are uncommon, but aren't really RARE...
You did not buy milk by the gallon back then, you got milk by milking a cow.
Most firearms were muskets, and cost 1 Pound Sterling. There were a few rifles, such as the Ferguson, but they were very pricey- about 4 Pounds. But to keep this in perspective- a Pound ($5 Continential Dollars) was a good part of a year's wages for many people at that time.
ANS1> . Commodities sold by the grocer is grocery. The grocery items are used for cooking or health purpose. Example: chilli powder, garlick, turmeric, tamarind, dals, rice items, soap etc. etc. We can say so many items as grocery. If you want to know more about it , go to a grocery shop and find ou…t.. ANS2> . Food and other everyday products that people are used to buying when they shop for food. Groceries include food, beverages, tobacco, etc. ( Full Answer )
groceries are the things you buy at the store that's dealing with food or drinks.
In the United States for a family of the four the average is $400-$500 a month.
It is difficult to give an exact figure, due to a number of factors. For one, some people who built houses already owned the land-- they were wealthy merchants or upper-class elites and the land was in their family. If a person had to purchase the land in addition to building the house, this would a…dd to the total cost. For another, some people preferred a simple brick or stone or wood style, where others wanted an ornate Georgian home that indicated their wealth and status. And sad to say, some of the labor in homes of this era was done for free by slaves or indentured servants, while other owners-to-be hired and paid skilled tradesmen (such as bricklayers or stone masons) to do the work. As a result, costs for building a house varied from colony to colony, depending on the need to pay wages, what the various master craftsmen charged, etc. And it should also be noted that based on newspaper articles of that time, the currency was still in pounds and shillings, rather than dollars, and it is difficult to compare today's currency with the currency of the 1770s. That said, some sources assert that, as a general rule, prices then were approximately 25 times lower than they are today. Thus, today's $ 100,000 house would have cost around $4,000 in the currency of the late 1700s. It is also safe to say that the vast majority of the men who owned their own home in 1776 were well off financially and could afford to have a house built, no matter the cost. ( Full Answer )
I believe it is depending on area. The average sales of store and how many and types of departments in the grocery store.
The cost of muskets varied greatly because of the revolutionary war. The best average is around $12 which was a considerable amount of money then. Guns were relatively expensive then because they were in short supply with the government often buying them out of stock. They could occasionally be obta…ined from a battlefield as there were often many left that were not picked up by remaining soldiers. ( Full Answer )
I live alone and spend about 240.00 a month on food. That breaks down to 60.00 a week. I don't buy a lot of junk food or soft drinks. This is fruit, vegatables, and meat.
well i am not that old but i do know much there were between 5$ to 10$ or a little bit less
Depends where you live. In Puget Sound, butter costs from $1.50 per pound up to more than $10 per pound for imported, organic or specialty butters. Average range for butter on sale is $1.50/lb to $3.00/lb. In Hawaii, the cheapest butter is about $2.50 per pound. Average range for butter is $3 to $…4 per pound. ( Full Answer )
It takes 15 black olives and 18 slices of pepperoni to make a . large pizza. Olives cost $1.20 per can of 24 black olives.
Lately, for two people, I'm spending about $400 per month. This does not include eating out or having takeout 2 nights a week on average.
It totally depends on what you plan to eat, where you live and where you shop. If you shop at a discount store- watch for sales and cook meals ahead and eat left overs, you could get away with as little as 40 dollars a week. Now, I know that you said ONE person, me and my boyfriend are TWO- we eat… out quite a bit and cook other nights and we spend about 500 a month. That's about 125 a week- or 60 bucks a person. Big difference. Just depends on what your willing to spend. ( Full Answer )
Your question is kind of vague, so I'm going to make a few assumptions. I am going to assume that prices are going up because of a devaluation of the currency (more often called inflation). The cost of groceries would likely rise significantly faster than the cost of other goods and services, If …you anticipate a rapid devaluation of your local currency, starting a vegetable garden now would be very strongly advised. ( Full Answer )
Some cost are you are the foe of king geroge 3. Some benefits are you could rebel to unfair taxes. also you could be an express rider. an express rider is some1 that delivers letters to other patriots in other states
The cost of foods in India is too low at that time... We now bought 1kg rice minimum in 20INR IN THAT TIME IT COSTS 2-3INR
Groceries have a large range in price. Depending on if you buy organic, gluten-free, and other types of more expensive speciality groceries, you can rack up more than $1000 per month in food. And it also depends on how many people you're feeding!
Start shopping at club stores like Sam's Club or Costco to purchase foods in bulk. Things like peanut butter do not go bad for a long time so you won't have to purchase them over and over. Shopping at discount grocery stores like Aldi will likely lower your cost, too.
One way is buying generic products, another is to shop around by looking at flyers. You will find deals on things you buy regularly and you may also find a new place to shop.
The average grocery cost per person ranges from $50 a week to $100 a week. These factors depend on the amount the person eats, and the deals that they find available at different supermarkets.
There are a number of ways to you can save on the average grocery cost per person. The first suggestion is to buy in bulk as you tend to get a better deal. Next is to use coupons.
The average cost of groceries per person for a given month is $200 to $300. By using coupons and shopping effectively, this cost can be significantly lower.
According to polls and surveys conducted through universities the average cost of groceries per person in the USA is approximately $60.00 per person per week.
Tom Thumb grocery stores does not specifically publish the average grocery cost per person as it varies by location. Your local store manager should be able to provide you with that information at your local store.
Depending on the ages of the kids, a family of five, on average can estimate to spend $125-$175 per week. That may be more or less depending on the ages of the children. Formula and babyfood along with diapers and wipes can drive up that total by another $50 easy.
The cost for grocery's in the UK for a single parent and toddler will vary on what types of food you buy. The cost of fresh fruit and veggies will raise the cost.
A grocery cost calculator is used to estimate and calculate the food cost for a family. Its different than a standard calculator which is used to calculate the answer to math problems.
The company Calcnexus has a grocery cost calculator for your mobile phone. It allows you to make price comparisons, calculate price by unit, and calculate your price with coupons.
Some people use it because they want to figure out how much the total without going over. It would suck having to go to a ATM because you dont have enough money. However you can always write checks tho
Vons grocery store does not offer cost calculators in their shopping carts but they do offer many stores codes that can be used for discounts and great prices.
A grocery cost calculator is a tool that can help you save money on grocery purchases, by calculating the unit price of grocery items for comparison between brands.
The USDA offers 4 meal plans ( low, thrify, moderate, and liberal). Each plan tells you the nutritional value of the food. It also gives you prices. The prices of based on the nations average. It even breaks it down into monthly cost.
Buying from grocery stores always leads to worries about costs. Save your receipts as they indicate the general trend of costs over a weekly or monthly basis. Also, Dooley's Doodles grocery list calculator is a popular one.
A grocery cost estimator is used to calculate one's average grocery bill and track food expenses. Costs are calculated, in part, by assigning standard values to different food products (e.g., meat, produce, frozen foods).
There are quite a few grocery cost estimators online, that use information such as the number of people in your household and their ages and genders to calculate what you should be spending on groceries each week. Iowa State University has a calculator available online, as does eHow.
Its about Â£1 for a normal sized bag but it depends how big a bag you buy. Hollie xxx
It depends on what store you go to. Go there yourself if you want to find out.
The cost of groceries in 1976 was much lower than they are now in 2013. Bread was about 25 cents a loaf, milk was about $1.68 per gallon and a dozen eggs cost about 82 cents.
There is no cost to the consumer for sampling a product in agrocery store, assuming you're refering to a sample that is offeredby the supermarket. If you help yourself to a sample, such as apiece of produce, the store can charge you for the product you'veeaten, ask you to leave the store, or charge …you with theft. ( Full Answer )
The answer to this question is impossible to answer. Things likeboots were not mass made and were made to order by a cobbler for aparticular person. They also would have been paid for using theBritish currency of 1776 the pound sterling. The boots would havetaken about 6 months for delivery to the p…erson who ordered them. ( Full Answer )