Are food prices rising, and how much has the average cost of groceries changed in the past 10 years? How much do groceries cost nowadays as compared to a decade ago? We’ve plotted out average grocery prices by item for typical, essential foodstuffs like chicken, lemons, bananas, or a pound of bacon. How much do eggs cost, and has the price gone up? What about milk, bread, and other essential groceries? These examples of rising food prices can help us calculate grocery bills for the average American. Check out how the average price of grocery items on this list has gone up and down since the recession and see where the average food cost stands today.