How much did things cost in 1966?
These are some prices of a few items in 1966.
|1966 price||Inflation adjusted|
|Gallon of petrol||5s 5d||£3.70|
|Pint of beer||2s 6d||£1.70|
|20 cigarettes||4s 7d||£3.10|
|Pint of milk||9½d||54p|
|Large loaf of sliced bread (Co-op)||1s 2½d||82p|
|19" Pye 40/F black & white TV||£72 19s 6d||£990|
|Sanyo 6C-64D solo personal radio||£5 19s 6d||£80|
|Polaroid Swinger instant camera||£9 19s 6d||£130|
|The Daily Mirror newspaper||4d||23p|
|Average house price||£3,558||£48,000|
|Can of Pepsi Cola (Fine Fare)||9½d||54p|
|Ford Cortina car||£659||£8,900|
|Hotpoint Iced Diamond 50 refrigerator||£53 11s||£720|
|Family pack of Golden Wonder or Smiths crisps (Fine Fare)||1s 11d||£1.30|
|A dozen eggs||3s 6d to 3s 9d||£2.40 to £2.50|
|Margarine per lb||1s 3d to 3s||84p to £2|
|Anchor butter per pound||3s 4d to 4s||£2.30 to £2.70|
|Tea ¼lb Typhoo tea loose leaf tea||1s 5d to 1s 9d||96p to £1.20|
|Nescafé 4oz (Fine Fare)||4s 3d||£2.90|
|Scalextric 33 model car race track||£6 1s 9d||£82|
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