One hundred years ago, a dollar would’ve bought you a pound of bacon, coffee and a gallon of milk. These days, it’s not out of the question you would have to dish out a five-spot for any one of those items.
It’s true: A dollar isn’t what it used to be. Today’s buck has the same buying power as 4 cents in 1915. But that doesn’t mean it’s useless, either. There are plenty of items that still cost $1 or less today. In fact, some of these items might surprise you.