Based off of my and yours original calculation there was an increase in the price greater than the minimum wage provided.

I do not accept your second set of numbers since you altered the minimum wage from 3.15 to 3.25. This is what I meant that you made the numbers say what you want them to say. Also, your second set of numbers do not account for a week's worth of meals, so that also alters your data. Would you actually care to try to be more accurate in your calculations? Now for the increase in price you also figure in inflation.

What cost $.59 in 1988 would cost $1.06 in 2009. That .59 cents was back in 1988 when minimum wage was 3.15 an hour is now worth $1.06, but the hamburger is 3 cents more. Ergo, the prices of goods have outpaced the minimum wage.