Cost of chicken in 2011

This report was written on May the 3rd in the year 2011 and represents an attempt to quantify the bang you get for your buck when purchasing chicken legs at this time. While not a scientific study; it is the end result of one old man’s research who has too much time on his hands. (If I had a dime for every time I’ve heard that)! My purpose is to put out information that might be useful for comparison purposes at some time in the future. (In 1900, chicken cost about .07 cent a pound. By 1999, that figure had risen to .99 cent a pound. Today, it cost me 1.49 a pound). Some of my data was gleaned from a webpage called ‘The 1900’s’.
Here are the particulars:
  • Location: Forsyth Missouri
  • Date: May 3, 2011
  • Item: Chicken drumsticks
  • Cost: $1.49 per pound
  • Store: Save-A-Lot
  • Weight: 1.85 lbs. fresh
  • Package cost: $2.76
  • Count: 5 drumsticks
Note: Weight after cooking was  1.1 pounds which represent a 40% loss of weight from the fresh chicken drums.
Summary: By today’s standards $1.49 a pound for chicken may seem cheap. However, inflation has been directly responsible for the rise of all foods and only recently has it begun to really take off. This becomes very plain if you take a close look at the chart provided. For most everyone who is alive, the cost has been relatively flat. Only in the last decade since the government began outrageous spending, has the price move closer to a logarithmic increase.

Update: By August 2012, the cost of chicken legs had climbed to $1.69 a pound.

About forsythkid

I am just a simple man with a head full of sand who currently resides in a small town called Forsyth Missouri. I enjoy blogging and politics. I received my degree from SIU majoring in Biology in 1972 and still maintain a great interest in the study of all living things. My hobbies include meteorology and inhabiting cyberspace whenever possible.
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