Food Prices Have Dropped

@celticeagle (114391)
Boise, Idaho
September 5, 2016 6:22pm CST
Grocery prices have dropped recently. Not fruit but groceries. It made me think back to when my mom married my step dad. We were living in Pocatello in the early 60's. Mom spent $60 a month on feeding four people. That was $15 a week. And we ate good too. My step brother got a cold lunch each day in junior high. I think about prices now and I think we spend about ten times that amount now to feed three of us.
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• Lakewood, Colorado
6 Sep 16
I have not noticed this price drop in fact just the opposite for us here my friend. It is good you have however. Oh yes, when I think of when we were children, my Mother and Father always had a good meal on the table for us. I remember 5 loaves of white bread for a dollar back then.
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@celticeagle (114391)
• Boise, Idaho
6 Sep 16
It seems so but said on the news that they had fallen. My grandmother bought a lot of roasts and they were about $3 back then.
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@Platespinner (18095)
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
6 Sep 16
I haven't noticed grocery prices dropping here. I'm feeding 6 people and it isn't cheap!
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@celticeagle (114391)
• Boise, Idaho
6 Sep 16
I am feeding half of that.
@Happy2BeMe (66979)
• Canada
5 Sep 16
Groceries are very expensive in this area. It seems to go up all the time. This time of year you can get fresh veggies pretty cheap because they are in season and plentiful but everything else to costly. For example a loaf of bread is $4- $5.
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@celticeagle (114391)
• Boise, Idaho
5 Sep 16
That is costly. Yes, we get fruit and vegs here at the fruit stand for very reasonable prices.
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@Blondie2222 (17759)
• United States
8 Sep 16
I haven't noticed the price drop at all at our local stores. I spend alot just for 2 people and buying fruits and veggies is more expensive then anything else.
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@celticeagle (114391)
• Boise, Idaho
8 Sep 16
We buy ours at the local fruit stand. Save a lot.
@Blondie2222 (17759)
• United States
8 Sep 16
@celticeagle We don't have things like that. We do have a farmers market but it's only open on saturdays i go a few times a month to that
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@celticeagle (114391)
• Boise, Idaho
8 Sep 16
@Blondie2222 ......We have a fruit stand in all four parts of town. Each one has been there for years. We also have the farmer's market downtown too but, it is more expensive.
@youless (86625)
• Guangzhou, China
7 Sep 16
That's so surprising. As here everything's price just keeps increasing but it will never drop down.
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@celticeagle (114391)
• Boise, Idaho
7 Sep 16
It said on the national news here that the prices had dropped for a while. Hasn't lasted long though.
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@youless (86625)
• Guangzhou, China
7 Sep 16
@celticeagle I can't see this change yet, unfortunately.
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@celticeagle (114391)
• Boise, Idaho
7 Sep 16
@youless ......You are a ways away from where the news was broadcasted.
@marsha32 (6780)
• United States
8 Sep 16
I seen that on a new report that eggs, ground beef, and milk at least have gone down in price. There is a website, I think it's budget101.com and they have a thing about how 2 people can eat on $10 a week. I can't see that it's possible (if it's still there), even though it was a lot of beans and such. Even bags of beans cost so much these days.
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@celticeagle (114391)
• Boise, Idaho
9 Sep 16
Yes, but probably won't last long. Beans are so yummy though. Just had some.
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@OreoBrownie (3358)
• Winder, Georgia
7 Sep 16
I remember my mom shopping like that. We ate roasts and everything. Mom thought it was still high. Now we can't even touch a roast.
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@celticeagle (114391)
• Boise, Idaho
8 Sep 16
Yes, it is just too much to produce these things. Can't get a decent price anymore.
• Philippines
6 Sep 16
Not here, prices just went up again, so I rarely buy vegetables now a days. I couldn't afford to buy those canned goods because it's not good for me in the long run.
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@celticeagle (114391)
• Boise, Idaho
6 Sep 16
So what do you eat?
@Jessicalynnt (48190)
• Centralia, Missouri
6 Sep 16
I would love for our grocery bill to be 60 a month.
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@celticeagle (114391)
• Boise, Idaho
6 Sep 16
Yes, me too.
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@jaboUK (50133)
• United Kingdom
6 Sep 16
it's all relative though - wages would have been a lot lower then.
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@celticeagle (114391)
• Boise, Idaho
6 Sep 16
You'd think.
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@andriaperry (31275)
• Anniston, Alabama
6 Sep 16
I remember my moms house payment because she would send me in to pay, $61.91! That was in 1976
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@celticeagle (114391)
• Boise, Idaho
6 Sep 16
My mom's house payment was $50 a month.
@Tampa_girl7 (21388)
• United States
6 Sep 16
I would love to be able to feed my family for 60 dollars a month
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@celticeagle (114391)
• Boise, Idaho
6 Sep 16
Those were the days.
@cahaya1983 (8466)
• Malaysia
6 Sep 16
Same thing in this part of the world. I recently saw a comparison between the amount of things we can fit in a shopping cart now versus 20 years ago - huge, huge difference.
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@celticeagle (114391)
• Boise, Idaho
6 Sep 16
I bet there was less chemicals and in things back then too.
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@shaggin (25517)
• United States
6 Sep 16
The value of a dollar has changed since then. New cars were a few hundred now they are a few thousand same with houses and everything else. It stinks!
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@celticeagle (114391)
• Boise, Idaho
6 Sep 16
It does smell bad in more ways than one.
@NJChicaa (28587)
• United States
5 Sep 16
It is ridiculous how much I spend each week just to feed 2 of us. Granted there are also household staples in there like toilet paper, paper towels, laundry detergent, shampoo, conditioner, etc. But the amount just keeps going up when I'm not buying meat, cheese, or other expensive items.
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@celticeagle (114391)
• Boise, Idaho
6 Sep 16
It's ridiculous. And these companies are full of millionaires and we are nearly in the soup lines to pay for it. That's what makes me mad.
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