My mom just sent me this little book called “Remember When” and it has all sorts of info about the year I was born. (They make them for every year) In looking through it, I came across a page titled “Cost Of Living” and was amazed at how much average prices have changed in 37 years, and figured you guys would get a kick out of it too. Let’s take a look…
New House – $27,600
Average Income – $11,859 per year
New Car – $3,853
Average Rent – $165 per month
Tuition to Harvard University – $2,800
Movie Ticket – $1.75
Gasoline – $.55 per gallon
Postage Stamp – $.08
Bacon – $.83 per pound
Eggs – $.45 per dozen
Fresh Ground Hamburger – $.64 per pound
Milk – $1.20 per gallon
If you ever come across one of these books for your birth year, I recommend you check it out. There is some pretty interesting information in them!
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