How much did things cost in 1963?
These are some prices of a few items in 1963.
|1963 price||Inflation adjusted|
|Gallon of petrol||4s 9d||£3.80|
|Pint of beer||2s 1d||£1.70|
|20 cigarettes||4s 6d||£3.60|
|Pint of milk||8½d||56p|
|Dansette Conquest Auto record player||£23 19s 6d||£380|
|19" Philips dual standard black & white TV (Currys)||69 guineas||£1,200|
|The Daily Mirror newspaper||3d||20p|
|Average house price||£2,822||£45,000|
|Pepsi Cola (3 cans) (Spar)||2s 6d||£2|
|Ford Cortina car||£597||£9,500|
|Frigidaire SheerLook refrigerator||£39||£620|
|Morphy-Richards TOS toaster||£5 18s 6d||£94|
|Hoover Constellation 862 vacuum cleaner||£19 12s 6d||£310|
|Dent-o-matic electric tooth brush||£4 4s||£67|
|Kodak Automatic cine camera||£24 10s 2d||£390|
|Skyline 67 tin opener||1s 10d||£1.50|
|Servis Supertwin - washing machine (Currys)||77 guineas||£1,300|
|Lec F160 chest freezer||£103 9s 7d||£1,700|
|Rolls-Colston Mk IV dishwasher||£78 15s||£1,300|
|Axminster carpet per square yard||82s||£65|
|Russell Hobbs K2 electric kettle||£5 5s||£84|
|½lb Stork margarine||1s 9d||£1.40|
|Aristoc Run Resist No. 1 nylon stockings 15 Denier||8s 11d||£7.10|
|Coin operated dry cleaning (Bendix) per load||10s||£8|
|1 cwt of coal delivered||8s to 12s||£6.40 to £9.60|
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).
For a comparison of prices in 1963 adjusted for incomes see Income adjusted prices for 1963
By Steven Braggs, November 2021, updated May 2022