Flash to the past: When grocery shopping wasn’t nearly as pricey

Prices used to be lower [Pexels]

With inflation high these days, it’s interesting to look at what prices on a few staples were back in 2009.

At Bashas’, chicken breasts were 87 cents per pound; Kraft Macaroni and Cheese was 48 cents per box. You could buy 10 32-ounce Gatorades for $5.90.

At Fry’s Marketplace down the street, pork loin chops were 88 cents per pound. Pineapples were a buck each and a 24-pack of Arrowhead water was $2.99.

Today, 13 years later, chicken breasts are $2.79 per pound and pork loin chops are $5.99 per pound. A pineapple costs $2.99, one 28-ounce Gatorade is $1.69, and that 24-pack of Arrowhead bottled water is $4.99.



  1. Thanks for bringing this to the front of my attention….again! And yet my pay has not increased. I would gather that NO ONES’s pay has increased to keep up with this! And I just got a letter telling me GLOBAL WATER is increasing their rates 12%. And I’m a very fortunate one. I pray others less fortunate can get help. Because I know this is killing people and causing poverty to flourish. God help us all. We REALLY need it.