Amid inflation, check out the price of groceries the decade you were born

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Inflation on food is at an all-time high.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Consumer Price Index says inflation on all food items has risen to 7.5% in 2022 from 6.5% in 2021.

Here’s a by-the-numbers look at the average cost of food staples, according to ThePeopleHistory.com, an American history trivia blog.

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Prices are approximate and were collected from various newspaper ads around the country.

The 1950s

Milk man makes delivery of Noggo brand milk, an alcoholic concoction of milk and hibiscus-honey, in 1955. (Harry Kerr/BIPs/Getty Images)

Bread (family style): About 12 cents per loaf

Milk (carnation): About 14 cents per can

Eggs: About 64 cents per dozen

Cheese (American): About 45 cents per pound

Margarine: About 19 cents per pound

Apples: About 39 cents for two pounds

Coffee: About 37 cents per pound

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The 1960s

Two women, Mrs. Gretchen Hardy, left, and Mrs. Anne Michaelson, browse beef prices at a local supermarket in August 1969. (Denver Post via Getty Images)

Bread: N/A

Milk: N/A

Eggs: About 49 cents per dozen

Cheese (Colby): About 39 cents per pound

Margarine: About 31 cents per pound

Apples: About 49 cents for three pounds

Coffee: N/A

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The 1970s

A person buys groceries at a local grocery store in Colorado in August 1979. (Denver Post via Getty Images)

Bread (sliced): About 21 cents per loaf

Milk: N/A

Eggs: About 59 cents per dozen

Cheese: N/A

Margarine: About 59 cents per pound

Apples: About 59 cents for four pounds

Coffee: About $1.90 per pound

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The 1980s

People purchase groceries at a local supermarket in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in 1987. (Gianni Ferrari/Cover/Getty Images)

Bread (sliced): About 53 cents per loaf

Milk (2%): About $1.59 per gallon

Eggs: N/A

Cheese (American): About $1.47 for 12 single slices

Margarine: About 50 cents per pound

Apples: About 39 cents per pound

Coffee: N/A

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The 1990s

A woman shops for groceries at Alfalfa’s SuperMarket, located at 900 East 11th Avenue in Denver, Colorado, back in 1999. (John Preito/The Denver Post via Getty Images)

Bread: N/A

Milk: About $1.45 per gallon

Eggs: About $1.05 per dozen

Cheese: N/A

Margarine: About 49 cents per pound

Apples: About 99 cents per pound

Coffee (ground): About $3.70 per pound

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The 2000s

Jason Will,15, and his dad, Gene Will, stock the produce shelf at Rivertown Market, a grocery store the Will family owned in downtown St. Paul, Minnesota. This photo was taken in Nov. 2000. (MARLIN LEVISON/Star Tribune via Getty Images)

Bread (sliced): About $1.73 per loaf

Milk: About $2.67 per gallon

Eggs: About $1.32 per dozen

Cheese: N/A

Margarine: About $1.92

Apples: N/A

Coffee: About $6.74 for one pound, 14.5 ounces

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The 2010s

Man with a shopping list prepares to buy groceries in a supermarket. (iStock)

Bread (sliced): About $2.04 per loaf

Milk: About $3.41 per gallon

Eggs: About $1.43 per dozen

Cheese: N/A

Margarine: About $2.74

Apples: N/A

Coffee: About $9.28

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The 2020s

A shopper wearing a protective mask as a precaution against the spread of the coronavirus selects produce at the Reading Terminal Market in Philadelphia, on Friday, April 22, 2022. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Bread (sliced): About $2.31 per loaf

Milk: About $4.45 per gallon

Eggs: About $1.61 per dozen

Cheese: N/A

Margarine: About $2.98

Apples: N/A

Coffee: About $7.26 for one pound, 14.5 ounces

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