How much did things cost in 1962?

These are some prices of a few items in 1962.

1962 priceInflation adjusted
Gallon of petrol4s 11d£3.80
Pint of beer2s 1d£1.60
20 cigarettes4s 6d£3.50
Pint of milk8½d55p
19" Ekco black & white TV (Currys)67 guineas£1,090
Bush TR104 personal transistor radio £15 4s 6d£240
The Daily Mirror newspaper3d19p
Average house price£2,599£40,000
Cola (Fine Fare)9d58p
Ford Cortina car£597£9,200
Hotpoint Iced Diamond Super F50 refrigerator£55 13s£860
Hoover 65 twin tub - washing machine (Currys)65 guineas£1,060
Kenwood Chef mixer£28 19s 6d£450
Morphy-Richards Atlantic electric iron£2 12s 6d£41
Smiths crisps - 1 pack 4d26p
Heinz Cream of Tomato Soap (tin)1s 3d97p
Del Monte tinned fruit salad1s 9d to 2s 11d£1.35 to £2.25
Nylon stockings (St. Michael) from Marks & Spencer5s 6d£1.80
Agfacolour CT18 colour 35mm film including processing£1 11s 9d£25
Smiths Astral T152 men's wristwatch £7 10s£120
12 months membership of a 'Top Rank' health club £18 18s£290
Television rental (per week)8s to 12s£6 to £9
Olympia Splendid 33 portable manual typewriter£23£360
Ronson (model 21) electric razor£6 19s 6d £110

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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