How much did things cost in 1963?

These are some prices of a few items in 1963.

1963 priceInflation adjusted
Gallon of petrol4s 9d£3.60
Pint of beer2s 1d£1.60
20 cigarettes4s 6d£3.40
Pint of milk8½d54p
Dansette Conquest Auto record player£23 19s 6d£360
19" Philips dual standard black & white TV (Currys)69 guineas£1,100
The Daily Mirror newspaper3d19p
Average house price£2,822£43,000
Pepsi Cola (3 cans) (Spar)2s 6d £1.90
Ford Cortina car£597£9,000
Frigidaire SheerLook refrigerator£39£590
Morphy-Richards TOS toaster£5 18s 6d£90
Hoover Constellation 862 vacuum cleaner£19 12s 6d£300
Dent-o-matic electric tooth brush£4 4s£64
Kodak Automatic cine camera£24 10s 2d£370
Skyline 67 tin opener1s 10d£1.40
Servis Supertwin - washing machine (Currys)77 guineas£1,200
Lec F160 chest freezer£103 9s 7d£1,600
Rolls-Colston Mk IV dishwasher£78 15s£1,200
Axminster carpet per square yard82s£62
Russell Hobbs K2 electric kettle£5 5s£80
½lb Stork margarine 1s 9d£1.32
Aristoc Run Resist No. 1 nylon stockings 15 Denier8s 11d£6.80
Coin operated dry cleaning (Bendix) per load10s£7.50
1 cwt of coal delivered8s to 12s£6 to £9

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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