How much did things cost in 1965?
These are some prices of a few items in 1965.
|1965 price||Inflation adjusted|
|Gallon of petrol||6s 2d||£4.60|
|Pint of beer||2s 4d||£1.70|
|Half a bottle of Scotch whisky||£1 1s 9d to £1 5s 3d||£16 to £19|
|20 cigarettes||4s 7d||£3.40|
|Pint of milk||9½d||59p|
|Large loaf of bread||1s 2½d||89p|
|11" Ferguson Personal 3629 black & white TV||£59 17s||£890|
|19" black & white TV rental per week||8s 6d to 11s||£6.30 to £8.20|
|Decca TP99 radio||£15 15s||£230|
|Ferguson 3210 reel-to-reel tape recorder||£25 4s||£370|
|Olympus Pen-EE half frame automatic camera||£28 7s||£420|
|The Daily Mirror newspaper||4d||25p|
|Average house price||£3,344||£50,000|
|Pepsi Cola (can) (Vivo)||10½d||65p|
|Ford Cortina car||£644||£9,500|
|Hotpoint Iced Diamond 65 refrigerator||£65 2s||£960|
|Hoovermatic 3301L - twin-tub washing machine (Currys)||£72 9s||£1,100|
|Parnell Spinwasher de luxe EW 601 H - semi-automatic washing machine||£88 4s||£1,300|
|Colston Mark IV - dishwasher||£82 19s||£1,200|
|Smiths crisps per pack (Mace)||6d||37p|
|A dozen eggs||3s 8d to 4s 6d||£2.70 to £3.30|
|Margarine per lb||1s 3d to 2s 10d||93p to £2.10|
|Butter per pound||2s 11d to 4s 8d||£2.20 to £3.50|
|Tea ¼lb PG Tips loose leaf tea||1s 4½d to 1s 9d||£1 to £1.30|
|Vesta Beef Hungaria 20oz||3s 3d||£2.40|
|Gannex men's raincoat from Montague Burton||£11 11s||£170|
|Qualcast Super Panther push mower||£7 15s 9d||£120|
|Flymo hover mower||£35 14s||£530|
|Fireworks - selection boxes||2s 6d to 25s||£1.80 to £19|
|Ronson 21 electric razor||£7 7s||£110|
|Mens suit, made-to-measure from Montague Burton||£24||£360|
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 1965 adjusted for incomes see Income adjusted prices for 1965
By Steven Braggs, November 2021, updated May 2022