What Things Cost 30 Years Ago
Interesting story on usatoday.com about the average cost of things 30 years ago as compared to today.
There are 25 in all and here are a few:
-The average cost of bacon 30 years ago was $1.90 a pound, today it's $5.25 a pound.
-In 1988 a movie ticket was $4.11 and today national average is $9.27.
-Gas has gone up about 200 per cent since 1988. In '88 gas was 0.96 cents a gallon and today the average is $2.87.
-A typical gallon of milk 30 years ago was $2.19, today around $2.89 (where are they buying milk?)
-In 1988 the price of a house was $110,00, fast forward 30 years and the median home sale price is $323,100.
-Here's one that has mot only gone down but the product itself has improved immensely. Personal computers in 1988 (Tandy 1000TL) cost around $1,400, today for around $400 you can a computer that is much, much better.
-Big screen T.V.'s are much better today than they were in 1988 and they cost less. In '88 that cost a a 35" television was around $3,000, now you can get a much better television with a much better picture for around $700.