Ground beef represent many industries in America

2017 – median income $59,055
2007 – median income $50,223

The 2017 income buys 15,917 lbs of ground beef

The 2007 income bought 22,932 lbs of ground beef

~9k more buys you 7,000 lbs less

Avg home sale in the US 2007 ~$240k
Avg home sale in the US 2017 ~$325k

Resulting in ~30% decline in the amount of beef purchasable and ~35% increase in home cost. This is offset by ~17.5% increase in wages. 🙂