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In the table and the transcript of a store account which follow will be found the detailed expenditures for meat and groceries of eight Bulgarians, for thirteen weeks (July 22 to October 20, 1907). The store account is a transcript and translation of the account kept by a Bulgarian meat and grocery store in Hungary Hollow, from whom the men bought exclusively. The table shows in a summary way (1) the total amount purchased each week, and (2) the total amount spent per day and per week for certain commodities. It will be noted that the expenditures for meat and groceries each week ranged from $3.12 to $6.64, the general average for the thirteen full weeks being $5.11. The average Bulgarian eats one 3-pound loaf of bread per day, costing 12 cents. Consequently, the amount for the eight men would be $7.62 per week for bread, which added to the average of $5.11 would make a total weekly expenditure for food of $11.83. The average food expense of each member of the group, therefore, would be $1.48 per man per week, or $5.92 for a period of four weeks. This, of course, represents only groceries, meat, and bread. To it must be added expenditures for milk and beer taken with meals, and incidental purchases. It gives a rough idea, however, as to the cost of living, and goes to substantiate the statements received from the people themselves that it costs them from $7 to $10 per month for food.

Table 622.- Weekly and daily expenditures for meat and groceries of a group of 8

Bulgarians in Community E, by articles.

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Second week-July 29-Aug. 4:

Meat.
Vegetables.
Sugar, coffee, tea, etc..
Cakes and candy.
Miscellaneous.

Total.
Third week-Aug. 5-11:

Meat.
Vegetables..
Sugar, coffee, tea, etc.
Dairy products (cheese)
Cakes and candy..
Miscellaneous.

Total.....
Fourth week-Aug. 12–18:

Meat.
Vegetables.
Sugar, coffee, tea, etc.
Fruit
Cakes and candy.
Miscellaneous.

Total...

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TABLE 622.–Weekly and daily expenditures for meat and groceries of a group of 8

Bulgarians in Community E, by articles—Continued.

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Elghth week-Sept. 9–15:

Meat.
Vegetables.
Sugar, coffee, tea, etc.
Fruit
Dairy products (cheese)
Cakes and candy.
Miscellaneous.

Total.....
Ninth week-Sept. 16–22:

Veat.
Vegetables.
Sugar, coffee, tea, etc.
Fruit
Cakes and candy.
Miscellaneous.

Total.
Tenth week-Sept. 23–29:

Meat..
Vegetables.
Sugar, coffee, tea, etc.
Fruit
Cakes and candy.
Miscellaneous.

Total....
Eleventh week-Sept. 30-Oct. 6:

Meat...
Vegetables..
Sugar, coffee, tea, etc..
Fruit..
Datry products (cheese).
Cakes and candy.
Miscellaneous.

Total..

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Bulgarians in Community E, by articles—Continued.

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The following itemized statement, upon which the foregoing table is based, is a transcript of a store account, covering a period from July 22 to October 22, 1907, and will show in more detail the amount and character of the daily purchases of the Bulgarians who live under the group system. It is apparent from the frequency with which sausage and similar items appear that the men were buying foodstuffs which could be readily cooked or which were practically ready for consumption. They did this to save the trouble of cooking. The detailed statement follows:

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Transcript of a grocery and meat account of a group of 8 Bulgarians, July 22 to October

22, 1907 (bread bought elsewhere). July 22:

July 26—Continued. Meat.. $0. 24 Sardines...

$0.05 Meat.

Cakes.....

.10 Cakes..

Olives...

. 15 Cakes.. . 15 Cakes.....

.10 July 23:

Onions.

.05 Meat and beans..

. 28 July 27: Meat..

Meat..

.36 Cakes and oranges.. . 20 Cakes.

. 10 Cakes...... .10 Meat.

.06 July 24:

Cakes.

. 20 Meat and onions. . 23 Cakes..

. 10 Onions and ice..

. 10

July 28: Gasoline....

Meat. Beans and oil...

10

Beans. Cakes and sausages.. . 20 Meat.

. 28 July 25:

Beans..

. 10 Meat..

Sugar and coffee..

.35 Onions.. .10 Greens....

. 11 Coffee..

. 20 July 29: Watermelon.

Meat.

.18 Meat. .05 Greens...

. 10 Cakes... .05 Sugar..

25 July 26:

Meat and salt.

23 Onions and cakes. 15 Tomatoes.

.05 Beans and oil..... . 15 Coal oil.

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Transcript of a grocery and meat account of a group of 8 Bulgarians, July 22 to October

22, 1907 (bread bought elsewhere)-Continued. July 30:

August 9—Continued.
Meat and beans..

$0.29
Cheese....

$0.05
Meat.
. 12 Bones.

. 10 Beans. 10 Cakes.

. 20 Gasoline..

17 August 10: July 31:

Meat and beans..

.22 Beef. .24 Meat..

.05 Rice.. .07 Tomatoes.

.05 Meat. .24 Cakes.....

. 10 Tomatoes.

.05 Total...

7. 69
Onions.

. 10 Cakes...

.05 August 1:

August 11: Meat.. .24 Meat..

.24 Sugar. . 25 Tomatoes.

. 13 Sausage. . 15 Gasoline..

.17 Cakes. 15 Meat..

.24 Sausage. .05 Matches.

. 10 Cakes..

.05 August 12: August 2:

Meat.

.05 Beans and oil. . 15 Lard...

. 40 Cakes.. . 20 Meat.

. 18 Cucumber. .05 Beans.

. 10 Cakes... .05 Meat.

. 10 August 3:

Cakes..

.05 Meat...

.18
Cakes.

. 15
Meat.
.06 Cakes.

. 10 Sugar.

. 25 August 13:
Gasoline.
.17 Meat..

.30
Cakes.....
.05 Coffee...

. 20 Cakes and sausage.. . 15 Sugar.

. 25 August 4:

Meat.

.05 Meat and beans.. . 28 Cakes.

. 10 Meat.

Sausage.

. 10 August 5:

Cakes..

. 10 Meat...

.18 August 14:
Cakes...
.05 Rice and oil....

. 20
Cheese..
.05 Meat and beans.

. 15 Ice.. .05 Oil and gasoline.

.22 Sardines.. 15 Tomatoes.

.05 Meat. .05 Nuts.

.05 Cakes.. 10 Oranges...

. 10 August 6:

August 15:
Meat...

. 18
Beans and peaches...

. 15
Sugar and coffee.
. 45 Oil and meat..

. 10 Meat.

Sugar.

. 25 Cakes.. 10 Cakes.

. 15 . August 7:

Meat.

. 10 Meat. 30 Cucumbers....

. 10 Onions.. 10 Oranges..

.05 Gasoline...

. 17 August 16:
Sausage.
. 20 Oil...

.05
Meat.
. 10 Honey.

. 10 Cakes. . 10 Peaches.

.05 Cakes. .05 Tomatoes.

. 10 August 8:

Cakes....

.05 Meat and beans. . 17 Cakes and candy.

. 10 Sugar. .05 Olives.....

. 15 Meat.. . 36 Cakes..

. 15 August 9:

August 17:
Meat..

. 29 Tomatoes and peaches.
Sugar and tomatoes....
35 Sugar and coffee.....

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Transcript of a grocery and meat account of a group of 8 Bulgarians, July 22 to October

22, 1997 (bread bought elseu here Continued. August 17—Continued.

August 26—Continued. Tomatoes.. $0.10 Gasoline....

$0.17 Oil and cakes.. . 10 Meat and beans.

. 15 Watermelon. . 40 Sugar.

. 25 Tomatoes. .05 Cucumber.

10 August 18:

Olives... Meat...

Cakes. Gasoline..

Cakes.

. 10 Tomatoes.

.05 August 27: August 19:

Tomatoes and oil

. 20 Tomatoes.

Eggs..

.16 Oil.... . 10 Sugar

. 25 Tomatoes.

Cakes.

. 05 Olives and cand 10 Cakes.

10 Cakes.... .05 Bananas.

. 10 August 20:

Spinach.

. 10 Beans and oil..

Cakes... Sausage.

.05 August 28: Spaghetti.. .05 Meat..

.30 Sugar and coffee. . 45 Oranges.

. 10 Peaches.

.05 August 29: Cakes..

Meat.

. 23 Cakes..

Coffee.

. 20 Cakes..

Grapes.. August 21:

Bananas.

. 15 Peaches and oil.. . 15 Sausage.

.05 Cakes.....

.05 Cakes... Cucumber.

.05 August 30: Cakes....

.05 Oil.... Eggs. .05 Watermelon.

.30 Jelly.

. 10
Gasoline..

. 17 Cakes..

Cakes...

. 10 Cakes..

Grapes...

.05 Olives and peaches.

Cakes and grapes..

. 10 Cakes...

. 10 August 31: August 22:

Meat...

. 10 Beans and oil.. 21 Butter and eggs.

. 30 Watermelon.

.41 Sugar.. Gasoline.... . 17 Grapes..

.36 Sugar.

. 35 Oil and cheese..

. 15
Total....

25. 35 Cake... Peaches and oil.

15 September 1: August 23:

Oranges, tomatoes, meat.... . 45 Meat. . . 12 Liver...

20 Greens....

.05
Milk..

. 10 Tomatoes.

.05
Meat.

30 Olives..

.05

Greens.. Pears..

Oranges. Cakes..

10 September 2: August 24:

Meat and beans.

.11 Tomatoes.

Meat..... Meat..

Tomatoes and oranges.

. 20 Peaches,

Grapes..... Cakes..

. 15 September 3: Cakes..

. 10
Sugar.

25 August 25:

Oranges.. Beans, oil. . 25 Meat and peaches.

15 Tomatoes. . 10 Tomatoes..

05 Rice

. 15 September 4: August 26:

Meat....

.05 Meat and beans..

Meat..

.30 Beans and sausage. . 25 Grapes..

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