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||£4.30|
|Pint of beer||2s 4d||£1.60|
|Half a bottle of Scotch whisky||£1 1s 9d to £1 5s 3d||£15 to £18|
|20 cigarettes||4s 7d||£3.20|
|Pint of milk||9½d||56p|
|Large loaf of bread||1s 2½d||£1.05|
|11" Ferguson Personal 3629 black & white TV||£59 17s||£840|
|19" black & white TV rental per week||8s 6d to 11s||£6 to £8|
|Decca TP99 radio||£15 15s||£220|
|Ferguson 3210 reel-to-reel tape recorder||£25 4s||£350|
|Olympus Pen-EE half frame automatic camera||£28 7s||£400|
|The Daily Mirror newspaper||4d||23p|
|Average house price||£3,344||£47,000|
|Pepsi Cola (can) (Vivo)||10½d||62p|
|Ford Cortina car||£644||£9,100|
|Hotpoint Iced Diamond 65 refrigerator||£65 2s||£920|
|Hoovermatic 3301L - twin-tub washing machine (Currys)||£72 9s||£1,000|
|Parnell Spinwasher de luxe EW 601 H - semi-automatic washing machine||£88 4s||£1,250|
|Colston Mark IV - dishwasher||£82 19s||£1,200|
|Smiths crisps per pack (Mace)||6d||35p|
|A dozen eggs||3s 8d to 4s 6d||£2.60 to £3.20|
|Margarine per lb||1s 3d to 2s 10d||£1.10 to £2|
|Butter per pound||2s 11d to 4s 8d||£2 to £3.30|
|Tea ¼lb PG Tips loose leaf tea||1s 4½d to 1s 9d||96p to £1.20|
|Vesta Beef Hungaria 20oz||3s 3d||£2.30|
|Gannex men's raincoat from Montague Burton||£11 11s||£8.40|
|Qualcast Super Panther push mower||£7 15s 9d||£11|
|Flymo hover mower||£35 14s||£490|
|Fireworks - selection boxes||2s 6d to 25s||£1.80 to £18|
|Ronson 21 electric razor||£7 7s||£5.30|
|Mens suit, made-to-measure from Montague Burton||£24||£340|
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