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# Flashback!

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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!

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

• im surprised inflation was only 1.9%.

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.

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

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