Here is a table listing some common ingredients and their prices per several different measurements. Your cost per serving will vary widely depending on many factors, but here are some numbers to start with.

### Ingredient prices per measurement

Price | Item |
Size | lb | $/lb | C | $/C | oz | $/oz | T | $/T | t | $/t | Qty | $/Qty |

$0.98 | Baking Powder |
7 oz | 7 oz | $0.14/oz | 126 T | $0.01/T | 378 t | $0.00/t |

$2.00 | Beef, ground |
1 lb | 1 lb | $2.00/lb | 16 oz | $0.13/oz |

$1.14 | Black beans, dry |
1 lb | 1 lb | $1.14/lb | 2.30 c | $0.50/c |

$2.00 | Bouillon Cubes |
25 cubes | 25 Cubes | $0.08/cube |

$2.79 | Bread |
loaf = slices | 4 C | $0.70/C | 24 Q | $0.12/Q |

$1.50 | Bread crumbs |
15 oz | 1.80 C | $0.83/C | 15 oz | $0.10/oz |

$2.50 | Butter |
16 oz | 4 C | $0.63/C | 16 oz | $0.16/oz | 32 T | $0.08/T | 96 T | $0.03/t |

$2.04 | Cabbage |
3 lb head | 3 lb | $0.68/lb | 12 C | $0.17/C |

$4.13 | Carrots |
5 lb | 5 lb | $0.83/lb | 15 C | $0.28/C | 20 Q | $0.21/Q |

$0.99 | Celery |
10 stalks | 10/Q | $0.10/Q |

$2.50 | Cheese |
10 oz | 2.50 C | $1.00/C | 10 oz | $0.25/oz |

$1.00 | Chili Powder |
2.5 oz | 2.50 oz | $0.40/oz | 10 T | $0.10/T | 30 T | $0.03/t |

$1.00 | Cinnamon |
2.5 oz | 2.50 oz | $0.40/oz | 10 T | $0.10/T | 30 T | $0.03/t |

$0.56 | Corn, Can (veg) |
15 oz | 2 C | $0.28/C | 15 oz | $0.04/oz |

$1.55 | Cornmeal |
2 lb | 2 lb | $0.78/lb | 6 C | $0.26/C | 96 T | $0.02/T | 288 T | $0.01/t |

$6.99 | Dry milk, Instant nonfat |
25.6 oz dry | 6 C | $1.17/C | 25.60 oz | $0.27/oz |

$2.50 | Egg noodles |
12 oz | 0.75 lb | $3.33/lb | 3.75 C | $0.67/C | 12 oz | $0.21/oz |

$2.99 | Eggs |
1 dozen | 12 | $0.25 |

$2.45 | Flour, All purp. |
5 lb | 5 lb | $0.49/lb | 20 C | $0.12/C |

80 oz | $0.03/oz | 640 T | $0.00/T | 1920 T | $0.00/t |

$5.00 | Flour, Wheat |
5 lb | 5 lb | $1.00/lb | 19 C | $0.26/C |

80 oz | $0.06/oz | 304 T | $0.02/T | 912 T | $0.01/t |

$1.00 | Garlic Powder |
2.5 oz | 2.50 oz | $0.40/oz | 10 T | $0.10/T | 30 T | $0.03/t |

$0.98 | Green peas, Can (veg) |
15 oz | 2 C | $0.49/C | 15 oz | $0.07/oz |

$0.58 | Greens, Can |
15 oz | 2 C | $0.29/C | 15 oz | $0.04/oz |

$2.74 | Hot dogs |
1 lb = 8 hot dogs | 8 Q | $0.34/Q |

$1.48 | Jelly |
32 oz | 4 C | $0.37/C | 32 oz | $0.05/oz |

$1.52 | Juice, Frozen orange conc. |
1 can = juice | 6 C | $0.25/C | 48 oz | $0.03/oz |

$1.00 | Kidney beans, dry |
1 lb | 1 lb | $1.00/lb | 2.30 C | $0.43/C |

$2.00 | Lemon juice |
2 oz | 0.25 C | $8.00/C | 2 oz | $1.00/oz | 4 T | $0.50/T | 12 T | $0.17/t |

$0.94 | Lentils |
1 lb | 1 lb | $0.94/lb | 2.25 C | $0.42/C |

$1.24 | Lima beans |
1 lb | 1 lb | $1.24/lb | 2.60 C | $0.48/C |

$1.50 | Macaroni & Cheese |
3 boxes | 3 Q | $0.50/Q |

$1.36 | Margarine |
2 lb | 2 lb | $0.68/lb | 4 C | $0.34/C | 64 T | $0.02/T | 192 T | $0.01/t |

$3.29 | Mayonnaise |
30 oz | 3.75 C | $0.88/C | 60 T | $0.05/T | 180 T | $0.02/t |

$3.50 | Milk |
Gallon | 128 C | $0.03/C | 2048 T | $0.00/T | 6144 T | $0.00/t |

$2.50 | Molasses |
12 oz | 1.50 C | 1.67/C | 12 oz | $0.21/oz | 24 T | $0.10/T | 72 T | $0.03/t |

$2.50 | Oatmeal |
2 lb 10 oz | 2.60 lb | $0.96/lb | 7.80 C | $0.32/C |

$4.29 | Oil, Vegetable |
48 oz | 6 C | $0.72/C | 48 oz | $0.09/oz | 96 T | $0.04/T | 288 T | $0.01/t |

$2.00 | Onions |
3 lb | 3 lb | $0.67/lb | 15 Q | $0.13/Q |

$1.00 | Pasta |
1 lb dry | 1 lb | $1.00/lb | 4 C | $0.25/C |

$1.99 | Peanut butter |
18 oz | 2.25 C | $0.88/C | 18 oz | $0.11/oz | 36 T | $0.06/T | 108 T | $0.02/t |

$2.50 | Peanuts |
16 oz | 2 C | $1.25/C | 16 oz | $0.16/oz | 32 T | $0.08/T | 96 T | $0.03/t |

$1.00 | Pepper |
8 oz | 8 oz | $0.13/oz | 32 T | $0.03/T | 96 T | $0.01/t |

$0.70 | Pepper, Green |
1 | 1 Q | $0.70/Q |

$1.15 | Pinto beans, dry |
1 lb | 1 lb | $1.15/lb | 2.30 C | $0.50/C |

$1.99 | Potatoes |
5 lb | 5 lb | $0.40/lb | 2 C | $1.00/C | 15 oz | $0.13/oz | 15 Q | $0.13/Q |

$2.55 | Potato, Mashed flakes |
15 oz | 2 C | $1.28/C | 15 oz | $0.17/oz |

$2.55 | Raisins |
9 oz | 1.50 C | $1.70/C | 9 oz | $0.28/oz |

$1.00 | Ramen Noodles |
12 packs | 12 Q | $0.08/Q |

$3.50 | Rice, Long grain white |
5 lb | 5 lb | $0.20/lb | 4 C | $0.88/C |

$0.80 | Salmon, Can |
6 oz | 6 oz | $0.13/oz | 0.75 T | $1.07/T | 2.25 t | $0.36/t |

$0.50 | Salt |
8 oz | 8 oz | $0.06/oz | 32 T | $0.02/T | 96 T | $0.01/t |

$3.85 | Shortening |
16 oz | 4 C | $0.96/C | 16 oz | $0.24/oz | 32 T | $0.12/T | 96 T | $0.04/t |

$0.58 | Spinach, Can |
15 oz | 2 C | $0.29/C | 15 oz | $0.04/oz |

$1.29 16 oz | Sugar, Brown |
16 oz | 1 lb | $1.29/lb | 2.25 C | $0.57/C |

16 oz | $0.08/oz | 36 T | $0.04/T | 108 T | $0.01/t |

$3.59 | Sugar |
5 lb | 5 lb | 0.72/lb | 11.25 C | $0.32/C | 180 T | $0.02/T | 540 T | $0.01/t |

$2.00 | Syrup, Pancake |
32 oz | 4 C | $0.50/C | 32 oz | $0.06/oz | 64 T | $0.03/T | 192 T | $0.01/t |

$1.99 | Tea Bags |
100 ct | 100 Q | $0.02/Q |

$0.87 | Tomato |
1 | 0.33 lb | $2.64/lb | 1 Q | $0.87/Q |

$0.87 | Tomatoes, Can |
28 oz | 3 C | $0.29/C | 28 oz | $0.03/oz |

$0.82 | Tuna, Can |
6 oz | 6 oz | $0.14/oz |

$1.19 | Vanilla |
8 oz | 8 oz | $0.15/oz | 16 T | $0.07/T | 48 T | $0.02/t |

$0.74 | Vinegar |
16 oz | 2 C | $0.37/C | 16 oz | $0.05/oz | 32 T | $0.02/T | 96 T | $0.01/t |

$1.06 | Yeast |
3 packs | 0.25 oz | $4.24/oz | 2.25 t | $0.47/t | 3 Q | $0.35/Q |

$1.67 | Yogurt |
quart | 4 C | $0.42/C | 24 oz | $0.07/oz |

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