Here's this morning's challenge question: According to Business Insider, the price of THIS refrigerator staple has gone up 143% in the past 10 years. What?
Holy Parkay, Batman... here's a glimpse of a few foods that've seen pretty dramatic price increases in the last decade:
|Item||2002 Average:||2012 Average:||Percent Increase:|
|1. Turkey (whole)||$1.05/lb.||$1.65/lb.||56%|
|3. Ground Beef||$2.28/lb.||$3.69/lb.||61%|
|4. Eggs, grade A, large||$1.03/dozen||$1.80/dozen||73%|
|5. Coffee, Ground Roast||$2.92/lb.||$5.58/lb.||90%|
Kathy's happy about having her expenses reduced for the week, though - she's going to enjoy a $30 mini-shopping spree to Agway of Cape Cod for getting it right.