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Cost of living the year I was born

Posted by on Jan. 15, 2013 at 1:00 PM
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How Much things cost in 1966
Yearly Inflation Rate USA 3.01% 
Yearly Inflation Rate UK 3.8% 
Year End Close Dow Jones Industrial Average 785 
Average Cost of new house $14,200.00 
Average Income per year $6,900.00 
Gas per Gallon 32 cents 
Average Cost of a new car $2,650.00 
Dishwasher$119.95 

Cost of a first-class stamp: $0.05 
Cost of a gallon of regular gas: $0.32 
Cost of a dozen eggs: $0.60 
Cost of a gallon of Milk: $0.99 

by on Jan. 15, 2013 at 1:00 PM
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gmadiane
by on Jan. 15, 2013 at 1:00 PM

32 cents for a gallon of gas wow

Larsbug
by on Jan. 15, 2013 at 2:02 PM

WOW

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momofsixangels
by Silver Member on Jan. 15, 2013 at 4:16 PM
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Wow.Years and years ago.LOL. JK. Wish we srill had those prices!

AllofFive19
by Bronze Member on Jan. 15, 2013 at 5:49 PM
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How Much things cost in 1976

Yearly Inflation Rate USA5.75% 

Year End Close Dow Jones Industrial Average 1004 

Interest Rates Year End Federal Reserve 6.25% 

Average Cost of new house $43,400.00 

Average Income per year
$16,000.00 

Average Monthly Rent $220.00 

Cost of a gallon of Gas 
59 cents 

Plymouth Arrow
$3,175.00 

Polaroid Camera 
Camera History $28.00

Here's mine.

erikays
by on Jan. 16, 2013 at 8:16 AM
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I'll take a brand new car for that price! :)
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MamaBear2cubs
by Nikki on Jan. 16, 2013 at 10:18 AM

Cost Of Living 1986

How Much things cost in 1986 
Yearly Inflation Rate USA1.91% Year End Close Dow Jones Industrial Average 1895 Interest Rates Year End Federal Reserve 7.50% Average Cost of new house $89,430Median Price Of and Existing Home $80,300 Average Income per year $22,400.00 Average Monthly Rent$385.00 Average Price for new car $9,255.00 1 gallon of gas 89 cents Casio Portable Color Television $249.99Tandy 600 Portable Computer $1599.00 Bacon per pound$1.75 
allyn9
by Carey on Jan. 16, 2013 at 1:19 PM

I think the cost of gas years ago is my "favortie".

jbyrd898
by Jessica on Jan. 16, 2013 at 1:50 PM

wow really puts things into perspective

AllofFive19
by Bronze Member on Jan. 16, 2013 at 2:34 PM

Yes, like people got a LOT greedier between then and now, especially when you look at the percentage of how the prices accelerated.

Quoting jbyrd898:

wow really puts things into perspective


powow65
by Bronze Member on Jan. 19, 2013 at 12:02 AM
1986 was ALOT cheaper than now always.
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