How much did things cost in 1965?

These are some prices of a few items in 1965.

1965 priceInflation adjusted
Gallon of petrol6s 2d£4.30
Pint of beer2s 4d£1.60
Half a bottle of Scotch whisky£1 1s 9d to £1 5s 3d£15 to £18
20 cigarettes4s 7d£3.20
Pint of milk9½d56p
Large loaf of bread1s 2½d£1.05
11" Ferguson Personal 3629 black & white TV £59 17s£840
19" black & white TV rental per week8s 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 newspaper4d23p
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)6d35p
A dozen eggs3s 8d to 4s 6d£2.60 to £3.20
Margarine per lb1s 3d to 2s 10d£1.10 to £2
Butter per pound2s 11d to 4s 8d£2 to £3.30
Tea ¼lb PG Tips loose leaf tea1s 4½d to 1s 9d96p 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 boxes2s 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

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