How much did things cost in 1960?

These are some prices of a few items in 1960.

1960 priceInflation adjusted
Gallon of petrol4s 8d£3.90
Pint of beer1s 10d£1.50
20 cigarettes4s 1d£3.40
A box of matches2d15p
Pint of milk8d55p
Bush television 54 guineas£950
Bush TR82 transistor radio 21 guineas£370
Qualcast Panther push lawnmower£8 2s 9d£135
The Daily Mirror newspaper2½d17p
Average house price£2,235£37,000
Ford Anglia car£589£9,800
Rolls Refrigomatic refrigerator57 guineas£1,000
Rolls Electromatic Twin Tub washing machine52 guineas£900
Hoover Junior vacuum cleaner£3 17s 4d£65
Colston dishwasher£89 5s 4d£1,500
Light bulbs1s 2d to 1s 8½d£1 to £1.40

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, November 2021

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