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How Much Did it Cost in the 1990s?

the 1990s




How Much Did It Cost in the 1990s?




A very good question, as we investigate just how much things cost back then, compared to now.

First off, this is part of a continuing series, and we’ve already covered the following decades:

So, let’s take a look at the next decade and the cost of basic things that people have purchased over the years.

As typical for these series of posts, we take a look at the middle of the decade.




Comparing 1995 and 2012

Median Household Income

1995 – $33,207.00
2012 – $50,054.00

Minimum Wage

1995 – $4.75
2012 – $7.25

1st Class Postage Stamp

1995 – $0.32
2012 – $0.45

A Gallon of Regular Gasoline

1995 – $1.15
2012 – $3.50

A Gallon of Milk

1995 – $2.96
2012 – $3.50

A Ticket to the Movies

1995 – $4.35
2012 – $8.00

Average Price of a Home

1995 – $158,700.00
2012 – $299,000.00 (CA)

A Dozen Eggs

1995 – $1.16
2012 – $2.00

Sources:   U.S. Median Household IncomeU.S. House PricesAverage U.S. Movie Ticket Prices1990s FlashbackHistory of Minimum Wage in the U.S.

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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 Amazon.com.

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