I think it’s interesting to see how much things cost 100 years ago compared to today. In this case, the article compares the costs of foodstuffs in New York with London, so we get yet another data point. For example, a pound of apples cost between 4 and 6 cents in London 100 years ago, but it cost a whopping 10 cents in New York.
NEW FACTS ON THE INCREASED COST OF LIVING (PDF)
From March 27, 1910