How Much Did It Cost in the 1970s?

So, How Much Did It Cost in the 1970s?

Life was simpler in the 1970s. We didn’t have The Internet and if it did exist, it was in a scientific lab somewhere and called ARPANET.

Kids probably played outside more and didn’t have the gaming consoles we have today. They rode their bikes more.

But the question remains. How much did everything cost back then?

So let’s compare the price of things today with the price of things back then…

Price Comparison

Product 1975 2012
Median Household Income $10,540 $50,054
Minumum Wage $2.10 $7.25
1st Class Postage Stamp $0.10 $0.45
1 Gallon of Regular Gasoline $0.57 $3.50
1 Gallon of Milk $1.57 $3.50
Movie Tickets $2.03 $8.00
Avg Price of a House $42,600 $299,000
A Dozen Eggs $0.77 $2.00

Sources:   1970s FlashbackU.S. House PricesAverage U.S. Movie Tickets

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Carlos Rull is a musician living in the San Diego area. His interests include Yoga, Eastern Philosophy, Zen Buddhism, and Gardening. He plays drums, piano, and composes New Age & Ambient music, and his albums are available on iTunes and