How much did things cost in 1965?

These are some prices of a few items in 1965.

1965 priceInflation adjusted
Gallon of petrol6s 2d£4.60
Pint of beer2s 4d£1.70
Half a bottle of Scotch whisky£1 1s 9d to £1 5s 3d£16 to £19
20 cigarettes4s 7d£3.40
Pint of milk9½d59p
Large loaf of bread1s 2½d89p
11" Ferguson Personal 3629 black & white TV £59 17s£890
19" black & white TV rental per week8s 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 newspaper4d25p
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)6d37p
A dozen eggs3s 8d to 4s 6d£2.70 to £3.30
Margarine per lb1s 3d to 2s 10d93p to £2.10
Butter per pound2s 11d to 4s 8d£2.20 to £3.50
Tea ¼lb PG Tips loose leaf tea1s 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 boxes2s 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

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