How much did things cost in 1963?

These are some prices of a few items in 1963.

1963 priceInflation adjusted
Gallon of petrol4s 9d£3.80
Pint of beer2s 1d£1.70
20 cigarettes4s 6d£3.60
Pint of milk8½d56p
Dansette Conquest Auto record player£23 19s 6d£380
19" Philips dual standard black & white TV (Currys)69 guineas£1,200
The Daily Mirror newspaper3d20p
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 opener1s 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 yard82s£65
Russell Hobbs K2 electric kettle£5 5s£84
½lb Stork margarine 1s 9d£1.40
Aristoc Run Resist No. 1 nylon stockings 15 Denier8s 11d£7.10
Coin operated dry cleaning (Bendix) per load10s£8
1 cwt of coal delivered8s 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

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