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1976, Mexican Market Basket, June 13,

*Prices were increasing in 1976 at a 15% rate before the 50+% devaluation of 
the late summer-early fall.  Thus, these prices should be compared with June prices
in the United States.
				      PRICE
ITEM                               Pesos            dollars (@12/5 pesos=$1)   unit
Rum, Bacardi, 3 liters              195             $15.60                     $5.50/qt.
Flour, kilo                           4.75             .38                       .17/lb.
Pork loin, kilo                      44.9             3.59                      1.62/lb.
Margarine, 260 grams                  8.45             .68                       .82/lb.
Tomatoes, kilo                       12.00             .96                       .44/lb.
Eggs, kilo (15 count)                14.60            1.17                       .94/doz
Chicken, kilo                        29.00            2.32                     $1.05/lb.
Coca-Cola, 350 ml                      1.50            .12                       .16/qt.
Oranges, gross                        80.00           6.40                       .53/doz.
Tortillas, kilo                        3.60            .29                     
Rice, 800 grams                        8.40            .67                       .38/lb.
Salt, 700 grams                        1.70            .14                       .10/lb.
Cooking oil, liter                    16.20           1.30                      1.23/qt.
Baking powder, 110 grams               5.50            .44                       .039/oz.
Pepper(black), 56 g                   10.20                                      .82
										 
										 
SUMESA grocery chain, Mexico City
Rum, Ronrico, white, .946 liter       43.30           3.46                       
Rum, Ronrico, Gold, .946 liter        55.10           4.41
Calvert Gin, .739 liter               39.50           3.16                      4.05/qt.
Gin, Gilbeys, .742 liter              43.70           3.50                      4.46/qt
Beer, Superior, six-pack              20.40           1.63
Potatoes, red, kilo                    5.70            .46                       .21/lb.
Potatoes, white, kilo                  4.90            .39                       .18/lb.
Cooking oil, liter                    16.70           1.34                      1.27/qt.
Rice, kilo                             9.30            .74                       .34/lb.
Ground beef, kilo                     26.90           2.13                       .98/lb.
Pork chops, kilo                      39.90           3.19                      1.45/lb.
Whole chicken                         26.90           2.15                       .98/lb.
Bread, long loaf                       5.50            .44
Milk, half-gallon                       .60
Collected Don Mabry, Mississippi State University