Cost of Living 50 Years Ago...

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lee and carol barbourCost of Living in 1960

Cost of a gallon of Gas 25 cents
Can of Beef Ravioli 30 cents
Loaf of Bread 20 cents
Average Cost of a new car $2,600.00
Yearly Inflation Rate 1.46%
Average Monthly Rent $98.00
Average Cost of new house $12,700.00

 

Lee and I were born in 1960...what a difference 50 years can make!

 

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Rainer
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Mike Sparks
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Wouldn't you just love to step back in time....just think,  for 20K you could buy a new house and a new Corvette and have change left over.

February 08, 2010 05:39 PM
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Lee and Carol it is interesting to take a look back to see how over the years the changes have been drastic.

February 08, 2010 07:33 PM
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Bob Dunn
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I remember pumping gas work at a gas station for that price. At the corner cafe I could get meal with soup, coffee and desert for 85 cents.

February 08, 2010 11:59 PM
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I feel old when I could say I paid 69 cents for a gallon of gas back in 1997. I heard lots of stories about how prices were and I catch myself saying the same thing lately.... No doubt, things are getting more expensive but I dont think wages are rising in proportion.

February 09, 2010 05:54 AM
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Lee and Carol Barbour - The Mountain Living Team are Realtors in the Murphy, NC mountains and live, play and sell real estate in Murphy and Hayesville NC and Hiawassee, Blairsville and Blue Ridge GA and Copperhill TN. Follow our blog to see the scenery, outdoor activities, homes, land and mountain lifestyle we love!