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Mississippi River Prices for Staples

Page history last edited by Michael 2 years, 7 months ago

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Staples

item

avail.

mass

cost

mutton, per pound

x4%

0.45 kg

$0.03

alligator or snake, per pound ... "tastes like chicken"

x4%

0.45 kg

$0.04

horse meat, fresh, per pound "prime steak grade"

x1%

0.45 kg

$0.25 - $0.29

horse meat, fresh, per pound "medium grade for roasting"

x4%

0.45 kg

$0.19

horse meat, fresh, per pound "basic grade for soup"

x7%

0.45 kg

$0.05

horse meat, salted, per pound

x10%

0.45 kg

$0.09

sausage, per pound

x7%

0.45 kg

$0.12

lard, per pound

x7%

0.45 kg

$0.12

butter (horse or mutton, usually), per pound

x4%

0.45 kg

$0.18

cheese (horse or mutton, usually), per pound

x7%

0.45 kg

$0.14

fruit, per pound

x4%

0.45 kg

$0.10 to $0.20

vegetables, per pound

x10%

0.45 kg

$0.02 to $0.10

grain (wheat, rye, oats, barley, corn), per bushel (about 60 pounds)

x10%

27 kg

$0.60 to $1.50

rice, per pound

x4%

0.45 kg

$0.10 - $0.11

flour and meal,  per pound

x10%

0.45 kg

$0.02 to $0.03

brown sugar, per pound

x7%

0.45 kg

$0.08 - $0.10

white sugar, per pound

x4%

0.45 kg

$0.14

coffee, per pound (made from tobacco, acorns, dandelion roots, and barley)

x4%

0.45 kg

$0.10

coffee, per pound (imported from Central America, from actual coffee beans)

x1%

0.45 kg

$1

cassina tea (made from the yaupon holly plant, found in tidelands along the Gulf and East Coast, contains caffeine)

x4%

0.45 kg

$0.25

common salt, per pound

x7%

0.45 kg

$0.05

hard bread, per pound

always

0.45 kg

$0.10

soft bread or pancakes etc., per pound

always

0.45 kg

$0.20

molasses, per pint

x7%

 

$0.05 - $0.09

molasses, per gallon

x7%

 

$0.40 - $0.70

vinegar, per pint

x7%

 

$0.03

hot sauce, per pint

x7%

 

$0.15

soap, per pound

x7%

0.45 kg

$0.08 - $0.10

water, barely potable, per pint (four pints a day needed)

always

 

$0.01

water, distilled or filtered, per pint (four pints a day needed)

always

 

$0.02

beer, per pint

x7%

 

$0.05

wine, per pint

x4%

 

$2.00 or more

apple cider, per pint

x1%

 

$2.00

shot of whiskey (1.5 ounces, 44 milliliters)

always

n/a

$0.15 to $0.20

two shots of whiskey (minimum for a "free lunch")

always

n/a

$0.25

fifth bottle of whiskey (750 milliliters)

always

1 kg

$3.25

pint bottle of whiskey (473 milliliters)

always

0.5 kg

$2.00

California trade weed, per pound

always

0.45 kg

$0.50 - $1.25

tobacco (nicotiana rustica), per pound -- about 3 times the nicotine content of 'regular' tobacco. AKA Indian tobacco, Aztec tobacco, wild tobacco, Mexican tobacco

always

0.45 kg

$0.20 - $0.40

 

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