Tuesday’s presidential debate touched on some massive economic issues that are affecting all Americans. The immense increase in gas prices was a crucial part of the discussion, but have other everyday products seen a drastic increased in price over the same time period?  According to Blaze research on data provided by the the Bureau of Labor Statistics* gas prices are not alone in skyrocketing over the last decade.  Wait till you see chocolate chip cookies!

What Was The Price Of These 21 Everyday Items 10 Years Ago?

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Gasoline [all types]

2002 Average – $1.44
2012  Average- $3.73
Percent Increase:

158%

What Was The Price Of These 21 Everyday Items 10 Years Ago?

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Beer [per 16 oz.]

2002 Average – $.99
2012 Average-$1.24
Percent Increase: 

25%

What Was The Price Of These 21 Everyday Items 10 Years Ago?

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Eggs, grade A, large [per doz.]

2002 Average – $1.03
2012 Average-$1.80
Percent Increase:

73%

 

What Was The Price Of These 21 Everyday Items 10 Years Ago?

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What Was The Price Of These 21 Everyday Items 10 Years Ago?

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Coffee, Ground Roast, All Sizes [per lb.]

2002 Average – $2.92
2012 Average-$5.58
Percent Increase:

90%

 

What Was The Price Of These 21 Everyday Items 10 Years Ago?

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 Peanut Butter [per lb.]

2002 Average – $1.96
2012 Average-$2.75
Percent Increase:

40%

What Was The Price Of These 21 Everyday Items 10 Years Ago?

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Milk, fresh, whole, fortified [per gal.]

2002 Average – $2.75
2012 Average-$3.47
Percent Increase:

26%

What Was The Price Of These 21 Everyday Items 10 Years Ago?

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Loaf of Bread, white

2002 Average – $1.01
2012 Average-$1.41
Percent Increase:

 39%

What Was The Price Of These 21 Everyday Items 10 Years Ago?

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What Was The Price Of These 21 Everyday Items 10 Years Ago?

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Spaghetti and macaroni [per lb.]

2002 Average – $0.91
2012 Average-$1.32
Percent Increase:

44%

What Was The Price Of These 21 Everyday Items 10 Years Ago?

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Orange Juice [per 16oz.]

2002 Average – $1.84
2012 Average-$2.69
Percent Increase:

46%

What Was The Price Of These 21 Everyday Items 10 Years Ago?

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Apple, Red Delicious [per lb.]

2002 Average – $0.94
2012 Average-$1.35
Percent Increase:

43%

What Was The Price Of These 21 Everyday Items 10 Years Ago?

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Wine [per 1 liter]

2002 Average – $6.23
2012 Average-$10.03
Percent Increase:

60%

What Was The Price Of These 21 Everyday Items 10 Years Ago?

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Electricity [kilowatt/ hour]

2002 Average – $.091
2012 Average-$.130
Percent Increase:

42%

What Was The Price Of These 21 Everyday Items 10 Years Ago?

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Beef Steaks [per 16 oz.]

2002 Average – $4.40
2012 Average-$6.22
Percent Increase: 

41%

What Was The Price Of These 21 Everyday Items 10 Years Ago?

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Margarine,soft, tubs  [per lb.]

2002 Average – $o.86
2012 Average-$2.09
Percent Increase:

143% 

What Was The Price Of These 21 Everyday Items 10 Years Ago?

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Tomatoes [per lb.]

2002 Average – $1.18
2012 Average-$1.44
Percent Increase: 

22%

 

What Was The Price Of These 21 Everyday Items 10 Years Ago?

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Turkey, whole [per lb.]

2002 Average – $1.05
2012 Average-$1.65
Percent Increase: 

56%

What Was The Price Of These 21 Everyday Items 10 Years Ago?

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Bacon [per lb.]

2002 Average – $3.23
2012 Average-$4.52
Percent Increase:

39%

What Was The Price Of These 21 Everyday Items 10 Years Ago?

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Ground Beef [per lb.]

2002 Average – $2.28
2012 Average-$3.69
Percent Increase:

61%

What Was The Price Of These 21 Everyday Items 10 Years Ago?

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Cookies, chocolate chip [per lb.]

2002 Average – $2.59
2012 Average-$3.61
Percent Increase: 

39%

 

But have no fear, Strawberries have only increased by 1 ¢ per pint!

What Was The Price Of These 21 Everyday Items 10 Years Ago?

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Strawberries [dry pint]

2002 Average – $1.70
2012 Average-$1.71
Percent Increase:

.006%

*[Data based on "U.S. city average".]