How Much Did Things Cost in the Year I Was Born?

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How much did things cost?

As we get older as people, we start to notice how the cost of things have gone up, (waaaaay up). When I was born I remember using pennies and nickels and actually getting something for it!

The cost of things has gone way up, and in 2009 we're paying record prices for things like gas, food, heat and hydro, and mortgage payments. The global recession has hit a lot of us very hard and we start to reminisce about spending even a quarter of the price to get the same thing we're buying now.

I've listed a few common things and how much they used to cost in previous years below.  Check it out - sooo much cheaper, but of course, everything's relative.


How much did things cost they year I was born: Gas Prices

Here's a list of gas prices in the US for unleaded regular

  • In 1976 gas costs averaged $0.61 a gallon
  • In 1980 gas costs averaged $1.22 a gallon
  • In 1990 gas costs averaged $1.10 a gallon
  • In 2000 gas costs averaged $1.51 a gallon

How much did things cost the year I was born: Cigarette Prices

Here's a list of average cigarette prices in the US:

  • In 1970 a pack of cigarettes cost around $0.38
  • In 1980 a pack of cigarettes cost around $0.85
  • In 1990 a pack of cigarettes cost around $1.20
  • In 2000 a pack of cigarettes cost around $3.10

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How much did things cost the year YOU were born? 12 comments

Linda 6 years ago

How much did an ice cream cone cost in 1958?


ron 6 years ago

i paid .95 cents a carton for camel cigarettes in 1960 outside the u.s. on the ship.


jemmas 5 years ago

how much did a newspaper cost in 1969?


Animallover11166 5 years ago

How much was a house for in 2000. And also how much did a car cost in 2000.


ashley the animal lover 5 years ago

how uch did a puppy cost in 2000??????????????????????????????


MICHEAL MYERS IS HERE! 5 years ago

HOW MUCH DO YOU GET IN TROUBLE FOR IF I KILL YOU!?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


I have so much homework 4 years ago

I need to know what everything cost in Canada and Fashion styles etc...


uggggh 4 years ago

howmuch did things like groceries cost in 2000


wanisil 2 years ago

What stands out in my mind is the fact that when Bush junior became the president, gasoline all of a sudden became unaffordable.


cool guy that called 911, NOT 23 months ago

how much was a ummmm....... i pad in the 1300s jk


oooooooooooooooo 19 months ago

lol how are yall doing


Kacy 5 months ago

how much did a 1998 Surban cost

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