A Trip Back to April 25, 1972

April 25, 2018

Come with me today as we take a trip back to April 25, 1972. Where were you? What were you doing back then? I was in my second year of college and working at a part time job in a supermarket.

Here's a look at some interesting statistics and costs back then. Don't be too shocked!

 

 

Cost of Living 1972

How Much things cost in 1972
Yearly Inflation Rate USA 3.27%
Yearly Inflation Rate UK 6.4%
Year End Close Dow Jones Industrial Average 1020
Average Cost of new house $27,550.00
Average Income per year $11,800.00
Average Monthly Rent $165.00
Cost of a gallon of Gas 55 cents
Roxanne Ladies Swimsuit $30.00
Kodak Pocket
$28.00
Wrangler Jeans $12.00
ladies Timex WatchFrom $30.00
--Below are some Prices for UK guides in Pounds Sterling
Average House Price 7,374
Gallon of Petrol 0.35
A few More Examples
Ford Pinto $2,078
Barbie Doll Designer Collection From $2.85
Frisbee 94 cents
Ladies Stylish Over the Knee Boot $22.97
Ladies Deirdra Wig $20.00
Ladies Front Slit Dress $18.00
Classic Cook Center $474.95
White Contemporary Dinette Set $282.95
Hellmanns Mayonnaise $1.39
Fresh Strawberries Lb 31 cents
Ground Beef Lb 98 cents
Fruit Cocktail Can 20 cents

Split Level Home on Hill Top living room , dining room , 3 bedrooms , cathedral ceilings , 3 baths central air and double garage Iowa City
$32,400

 

 

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