How much did things cost in 1964?
These are some prices of a few items in 1964.
|1964 price||Inflation adjusted|
|Gallon of petrol||5s 1d||£3.70|
|Pint of beer||2s 3d||£1.60|
|Bulmer's Dry Cider 38 fl. oz.||2s 9d||£2|
|20 cigarettes||4s 11d||£3.60|
|Pint of milk||9d||55p|
|19" KB Westminster black & white TV (Currys)||59½ guineas||£920|
|The Daily Mirror newspaper||3d to 4d||18p to 24p|
|Average house price||£3,092||£45,000|
|Pepsi Cola can (Vivo)||10½d||64p|
|Ford Cortina car||£624||£9,200|
|Elite refrigerator||£37 16s||£550|
|Hotpoint Supermatic LB - twin-tub washing machine||£87 3s||£1,300|
|Hoover Keymatic 3224 - automatic washing machine||£99 15s||£1,500|
|Kenwood Chefette mixer||£11 16s||£170|
|Pyrosil coffee percolator (stove top)||£5 17s 9d||£86|
|Pedigree Zephyr pram||£19 19s 6d||£290|
|Qualcast Punch Mk VII petrol lawnmower||£29 19s 6d||£440|
|Wall's pork sausages 1lb||3s 4d||£2.40|
|Macleans Value toothpaste - tube||3s 2d||£2.30|
|½lb margarine (Vivo)||7½d||46p|
|St. Michael Y-fronts||5s 6d||£4|
|Moulton Standard M1 small wheel bicycle||£26 9s 6d||£390|
|1 cwt of coal delivered||8s to 12s||£6 to £9|
|Gloy glue 1oz||1s 6d||£1.10|
|Ekco Princess electric blanket||£10 0s 2d||£150|
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