How much did things cost in 1958?

These are some prices of a few items in 1958.

1958 priceInflation adjusted
Gallon of petrol5s 8¼d£4.80
Pint of beer (bottled) [*]2s£1.70
20 cigarettes [*]3s 11d£2.50
Loaf of bread (white, unwrapped) [*]11d77p
Loose leaf tea [*] 4oz1s 8d£1.40
Sugar 1lb [*]7½d53p
Pint of milk [*]8d56p
Butter ½lb [*]1s 5d£1.20
Cheddar cheese 1lb [*]2s 5d£2.00
Margarine 1lb [*]1s 8d£1.40
Lard 1lb [*]1s 6d£1.30
Eggs 1 dozen [*]3s 3½d£1.80
Potatoes lb [*]4d28p
Cabbages lb [*]4d28p
Onions lb [*]5½d39p
Eating apples lb [*]11d77p
Oranges lb [*]1s ½d88p
Ground coffee 8oz [*]3s 11d£3.30
Cocoa lb [*]4s 6d£3.80
Coal - 1cwt [*]7s 6d£6.30
Ferguson 17" television (Currys) 66 guineas£1,200
Bush MB 60 portable valve radio 21 guineas£370
KB transistor battery portable radio£23£1,200
Qualcast Panther push lawn mower£8 15s 9d£150
The Daily Mirror newspaper2½d18p
Average house price£2,058£35,000
Ford Anglia car£571£9,600
English Electric refrigerator59 guineas£1,000
Reliant washing machine£22£370
Goblin vacuum cleaner14 guineas£250

Prices are in pounds, shillings and pence.

Some shops priced more expensive items in guineas. A guinea is one pound and one shilling or £1.05.

The inflation adjusted prices are based on the Consumer Price Index (CPI).

By Steven Braggs, December 2021

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