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    Default Re: What was cheaper in the 1970s?

    Before my time but I'm guessing beer!
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    Quote Originally Posted by zabadak View Post
    Before my time but I'm guessing beer!
    Even in around 1978 a pint beer was just 30p, I believe - I sure that a Rovers scene from a Corrie episode which was made in that year, and someone ordered a pint and was quoted that price thereabouts.
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    Magazines, comic papers and softcover books seemed cheaper in the '70s, maybe adjusted for inflation they weren't really, but they seemed cheaper!
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    Default Re: What was cheaper in the 1970s?

    ARTICLE FROM 2004
    With the benefit of 34 years' hindsight, life in 1970 appears to have been ludicrously cheap. A loaf of bread cost 9p and the average weekly wage was around 32. Today, a loaf costs 53p and weekly wages are about 475.Property prices have also risen. In 1970, homebuyers could expect to pay 4,975 for a house. Today, their children would not get much change from 140,000.



    It was a similar story on the roads. The Range Rover, which was launched in 1970, could have been yours for 1,998. Almost a quarter of a century later, a 4.4 litre Range Rover Vogue k 57,700.
    will set you bacK 57,700




    The Mini, which celebrated its 1
    1th birthday in 1970, cost around 600. Its redesigned descendant now sells for 10,500.
    A glance at Britain's social life in 1970 is equally intriguing. A trip for two to the cinema cost less than 90p, compared with at least 9 today, while a bottle of plonk was about 1. Today it is 4.55.


    For those with more spirited and extravagant tastes, a bottle of whisky cost 2.69 back then, compared with 12 now.
    Pub prices, too, seem foreign. A pint of lager in your local was 20p, a far cry from today's average of 2.10. And cigarettes, which enjoyed a lot more popularity then, were 20p for 20. Today, the habit costs abou
    t 4.65 a pack.
    Still, it's not all doom and gloom. Prices have gone up but so has our spending power.
    And some things have even risen for the better. In 1970, the average life expectancy in Britain was 72. Today, it is 77 - giving us five more years of spending.
    Last edited by darren; 22-05-2019 at 21:08.
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    Quote Originally Posted by beccabear67 View Post
    Magazines, comic papers and softcover books seemed cheaper in the '70s, maybe adjusted for inflation they weren't really, but they seemed cheaper!
    Don't forget that back then, we didn't have too much of the Green Party "tree hugging" and recycling phenonium until around the late 1980s, and so people were not too bothered on how much paper was used - newspapers and magazines had few pages than now as well. It took until around 1979 for most newspapers to cost at least 10p, and magazines were probably only 16p around that time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by George 1978 View Post
    Even in around 1978 a pint beer was just 30p, I believe - I sure that a Rovers scene from a Corrie episode which was made in that year, and someone ordered a pint and was quoted that price thereabouts.
    69p a pint in Swansea during my Uni days, '81-'84!
    Time flies like the wind, fruit flies like bananas - go figure!

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