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What was the cost of these items the year you were born?

ost of a new home:  $138,300.00 
Cost of a new car: 
Median Household Income:  $27,225.00 
Cost of a first-class stamp:  $0.22 ($0.25 as of 4/3/88) 
Cost of a gallon of regular gas:  $1.08 
Cost of a dozen eggs:  $0.89 
Cost of a gallon of Milk: 

$2.30 

 

 

 

 

http://www.1980sflashback.com/1988/economy.asp

Above are tabs you can switch over to your decade and then year

 

 
LostSoul88

Asked by LostSoul88 at 11:33 AM on Mar. 12, 2013 in Just for Fun

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Answers (16)
  • it doesn't go back far enough
    Dardenella

    Answer by Dardenella at 11:39 AM on Mar. 12, 2013

  • Cost of a new home: $24,600.00
    Cost of a new car: $
    Median Household Income: $7,143.00
    Cost of a first-class stamp: $0.05
    Cost of a gallon of regular gas: $0.33
    Cost of a dozen eggs: $0.49
    Cost of a gallon of Milk: $1.03
    1967
    tessiedawg

    Answer by tessiedawg at 1:23 PM on Mar. 12, 2013

  • Cost of a new home: $71,800.00
    Cost of a new car: $
    Median Household Income: $16,461.00
    Cost of a first-class stamp: $0.15
    Cost of a gallon of regular gas: $0.86
    Cost of a dozen eggs: $0.85
    Cost of a gallon of Milk: $1.62
    JulieJacobKyle

    Answer by JulieJacobKyle at 11:35 AM on Mar. 12, 2013

  • Prices
    Cost of a new home: $35,500.00
    Cost of a new car: $
    Median Household Income: $10,512.00
    Cost of a first-class stamp: $0.08
    Cost of a gallon of regular gas: $0.39
    Cost of a dozen eggs: $0.78
    Cost of a gallon of Milk: $1.31


    Dear Lord, a house costs what a decent SUV does today.
    3libras

    Answer by 3libras at 11:36 AM on Mar. 12, 2013

  • The household income part is really interesting to me. You can buy a pretty decent home here for around $140,000 now, 34 years later. I can't imagine trying to survive on $16,461.00 though.
    JulieJacobKyle

    Answer by JulieJacobKyle at 11:38 AM on Mar. 12, 2013


  • Cost of a new home:  $42,600.00 
    Cost of a new car:  $ 
    Median Household Income:  $11,800.00 
    Cost of a first-class stamp:  $0.10 ($0.13 as of 12/31/75) 
    Cost of a gallon of regular gas:  $0.57 
    Cost of a dozen eggs:  $0.77 
    Cost of a gallon of Milk:  $1.57 
    PandaGwen

    Answer by PandaGwen at 11:39 AM on Mar. 12, 2013

  • Cost of a new home: $28,300.00
    Cost of a first-class stamp: $0.06 ($0.08 as of 5/16/71)
    Cost of a gallon of regular gas: $0.36
    Cost of a dozen eggs: $0.53
    Cost of a gallon of Milk: $1.18

    Of course, the Median Household Income was only $9,028.00.
    Ballad

    Answer by Ballad at 11:40 AM on Mar. 12, 2013

  • it's not much different from yours OP. i was born 2 years before you. everytime i copy & paste it tells me there are too many characters!
    tnm786

    Answer by tnm786 at 11:41 AM on Mar. 12, 2013

  • im surprised inflation was only 1.9%.
    tnm786

    Answer by tnm786 at 11:41 AM on Mar. 12, 2013

  • Cost of a new home: $76,400.00
    Cost of a new car: $
    Median Household Income: $17,710.00
    Cost of a first-class stamp: $0.15
    Cost of a gallon of regular gas: $1.25
    Cost of a dozen eggs: $0.91
    Cost of a gallon of Milk: $2.16

    I was born in 1980.
    Ginger0104

    Answer by Ginger0104 at 11:56 AM on Mar. 12, 2013

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