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

Updated on October 28, 2010

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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

How much did things cost the year YOU were born?

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      3 days ago

      I was born in 1956


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      Amy lambert 

      7 weeks ago

      I use to go to the store with a quarter and buy candy a bottle of pop was a .10 remember it came in a glass bottle and underneath you could win a free pop. Also when you bought a bag of Doritos chips there was a triangle on the outside and when you opened the bag and looked behind it you could won a free bag of chips. Those were the golden years. Great memories.

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      Sara Ann Carter 

      3 months ago

      Born in 1980

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      14 months ago

      how much was basic car insurance in bc in 1974

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      2 years ago

      how much did a 1998 Surban cost

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      3 years ago

      lol how are yall doing

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      cool guy that called 911, NOT 

      3 years ago

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

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      4 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.

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      6 years ago

      howmuch did things like groceries cost in 2000

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      I have so much homework 

      6 years ago

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

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      7 years ago

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

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      ashley the animal lover 

      7 years ago

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

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      7 years ago

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

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      7 years ago

      how much did a newspaper cost in 1969?

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      8 years ago

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

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      8 years ago

      How much did an ice cream cone cost in 1958?


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