Inflation in a typical American breakfast: what has been the price of eggs and bacon in the last 20 years



Most Americans use egg and bacon as one of their main breakfast ingredients. But like all products in the country, inflation has caused their prices to be higher and higher.

The average price of a pound of bacon was $7.37 in August, an increase of 5.7% compared to the same month of 2021according to data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

However, the increase is more evident from 2020 to 2021, when the average annual cost per pound of bacon rose from $5.58 to $6.64an increase of 19%.

For its part, the average price of a dozen eggs was $3.12 in August, an increase of nearly 40% from August 2021. The average annual cost of eggs was $1.67 in 2021 and $1.51 in 2020, an increase of nearly 11%.

To get an overview of how much their prices have risen in the last 20 years, the site 24/7 Wall Street. adjusted the average price of a pound of sliced ​​bacon and a dozen large Grade A eggs in US cities for each year, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Price list from 2002 to 2022

2002

Price of 1 pound of bacon: $3.24 dollars
Inflation-adjusted price of 1 pound of bacon: $5.85
Price of a dozen eggs: $1.03 dollars
Inflation-adjusted price for a dozen eggs: $2.47

2003

Price of 1 pound of bacon: $3.20 dollars
Inflation-adjusted price of 1 pound of bacon: $6.04
Price of a dozen eggs: $1.24 dollars
Inflation-adjusted price for a dozen eggs: $2.55

2004

Price of 1 pound of bacon: $3.38 dollars
Inflation-adjusted price of 1 pound of bacon: $6.35
Price of a dozen eggs: $1.34 dollars
Inflation-adjusted price for a dozen eggs: $2.68

2005

Price of 1 pound of bacon: $3.39 dollars
Inflation-adjusted price of 1 pound of bacon: $6.07
Price of a dozen eggs: $1.22 dollars
Inflation-adjusted price for a dozen eggs: $2.57

2006

Price of 1 pound of bacon: $3.44 dollars
Inflation-adjusted price of 1 pound of bacon: $5.97
Price of a dozen eggs: $1.31 dollars
Inflation-adjusted price for a dozen eggs: $2.53

2007

Price of 1 pound of bacon: $3.66 dollars
Inflation-adjusted price of 1 pound of bacon: $6.03
Price of a dozen eggs: $1.68 dollars
Inflation-adjusted price for a dozen eggs: $2.55

2008

Price of 1 pound of bacon: $3.66 dollars
Inflation-adjusted price of 1 pound of bacon: $5.76
Price of the dozen eggs: $1.99 dollars
Inflation-adjusted price for a dozen eggs: $2.44

2009

Price of 1 pound of bacon: $3.61 dollars
Inflation-adjusted price of 1 pound of bacon: $5.69
Price of a dozen eggs: $1.66 dollars
Inflation-adjusted price for a dozen eggs: $2.41

2010

Price of 1 pound of bacon: $4.11 dollars
Inflation-adjusted price of 1 pound of bacon: $6.02
Price of a dozen eggs: $1.66 dollars
Inflation-adjusted price for a dozen eggs: $2.55

2011

Price of 1 pound of bacon: $4.63 dollars
Inflation-adjusted price of 1 pound of bacon: $6.62
Price of a dozen eggs: $1.77 dollars
Inflation-adjusted price for a dozen eggs: $2.80

2012

Price of 1 pound of bacon: $4.56 dollars
Inflation-adjusted price of 1 pound of bacon: $6.59
Price of a dozen eggs: $1.84 dollars
Inflation-adjusted price for a dozen eggs: $2.79

2013

Price of 1 pound of bacon: $5.29 dollars
Inflation-adjusted price of 1 pound of bacon: $6.89
Price of a dozen eggs: $1.91 dollars
Inflation-adjusted price for a dozen eggs: $2.91

2014

Price of 1 pound of bacon: $5.78 dollars
Inflation-adjusted price of 1 pound of bacon: $7.16
Price of a dozen eggs: $2.02 dollars
Inflation-adjusted price for a dozen eggs: $3.03

2015

Price of 1 pound of bacon: $5.45 dollars
Inflation-adjusted price of 1 pound of bacon: $6.70
Price of a dozen eggs: $2.47 dollars
Inflation-adjusted price for a dozen eggs: $2.83

2016

Price of 1 pound of bacon: $5.42 dollars
Inflation-adjusted price of 1 pound of bacon: $6.66
Price of a dozen eggs: $1.68 dollars
Inflation-adjusted price for a dozen eggs: $2.82

2017

Price of 1 pound of bacon: $5.77 dollars
Inflation-adjusted price of 1 pound of bacon: $6.97
Price of a dozen eggs: $1.47 dollars
Inflation-adjusted price for a dozen eggs: $2.94

2018

Price of 1 pound of bacon: $5.47 dollars
Inflation-adjusted price of 1 pound of bacon: $6.68
Price of a dozen eggs: $1.74 dollars
Inflation-adjusted price for a dozen eggs: $2.82

2019

Price of 1 pound of bacon: $5.61 dollars
Inflation-adjusted price of 1 pound of bacon: $6.69
Price of a dozen eggs: $1.40 dollars
Inflation-adjusted price for a dozen eggs: $2.83

2020

Price of 1 pound of bacon: $5.58 dollars
Inflation-adjusted price of 1 pound of bacon: $6.79
Price of a dozen eggs: $1.51 dollars
Inflation-adjusted price for a dozen eggs: $2.87

2021

Price of 1 pound of bacon: $6.64 dollars
Inflation-adjusted price of 1 pound of bacon: $7.33
Price of a dozen eggs: $1.67 dollars
Inflation-adjusted price for a dozen eggs: $3.10

2022

Price of 1 pound of bacon: $7.37 dollars
Inflation-adjusted price of 1 pound of bacon: $7.37
Price of a dozen eggs: $3.12 dollars
Inflation-adjusted price for a dozen eggs: $3.12

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Source-laopinion.com