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||£3.90|
|Pint of beer||2s 6d||£1.80|
|20 cigarettes||4s 7d||£3.30|
|Pint of milk||9½d||56p|
|Large loaf of sliced bread (Co-op)||1s 2½d||86p|
|19" Pye 40/F black & white TV||£72 19s 6d||£1,000|
|Sanyo 6C-64D solo personal radio||£5 19s 6d||£85|
|Polaroid Swinger instant camera||£9 19s 6d||£140|
|The Daily Mirror newspaper||4d||24p|
|Average house price||£3,558||£51,000|
|Can of Pepsi Cola (Fine Fare)||9½d||56p|
|Ford Cortina car||£659||£9,400|
|Hotpoint Iced Diamond 50 refrigerator||£53 11s||£760|
|Family pack of Golden Wonder or Smiths crisps (Fine Fare)||1s 11d||£1.40|
|A dozen eggs||3s 6d to 3s 9d||£2.50 to £2.70|
|Margarine per lb||1s 3d to 3s||89p to £2.10|
|Anchor butter per pound||3s 4d to 4s||£2.40 to £2.80|
|Tea ¼lb Typhoo tea loose leaf tea||1s 5d to 1s 9d||£1 to £1.20|
|Nescafé 4oz (Fine Fare)||4s 3d||£3|
|Scalextric 33 model car race track||£6 1s 9d||£87|
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 1966 adjusted for incomes see Income adjusted prices for 1966
By Steven Braggs, November 2021, updated May 2022