How much did things cost in 1966?

These are some prices of a few items in 1966.

1966 priceInflation adjusted
Gallon of petrol5s 5d£3.90
Pint of beer2s 6d£1.80
20 cigarettes4s 7d£3.30
Pint of milk9½d56p
Large loaf of sliced bread (Co-op)1s 2½d86p
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 newspaper4d24p
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 eggs3s 6d to 3s 9d£2.50 to £2.70
Margarine per lb1s 3d to 3s89p to £2.10
Anchor butter per pound3s 4d to 4s£2.40 to £2.80
Tea ¼lb Typhoo tea loose leaf tea1s 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

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