How much did things cost in 1964?

These are some prices of a few items in 1964.

1964 priceInflation adjusted
Gallon of petrol5s 1d£3.70
Pint of beer2s 3d£1.60
Bulmer's Dry Cider 38 fl. oz.2s 9d£2
20 cigarettes4s 11d£3.60
Pint of milk9d55p
19" KB Westminster black & white TV (Currys)59½ guineas£920
The Daily Mirror newspaper3d to 4d18p 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 1lb3s 4d£2.40
Macleans Value toothpaste - tube3s 2d£2.30
½lb margarine (Vivo)7½d46p
St. Michael Y-fronts 5s 6d£4
Moulton Standard M1 small wheel bicycle£26 9s 6d£390
1 cwt of coal delivered8s to 12s£6 to £9
Gloy glue 1oz1s 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

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