How much did things cost in 1968?

These are some prices of a few items in 1968.

1968 priceInflation adjusted
Gallon of petrol6s 2d£4.10
Pint of beer2s 6d£1.70
20 cigarettes4s 10d£3.20
Pint of milk10½d59p
Large loaf of bread1s 4d89p
25" Baird 701 colour TV£279 6d£3,700
25" Baird colour TV rental per week26s 6d to 40s£18 to £27
19" Pye black & white TV (Currys)66 guineas£930
The Daily Mirror newspaper4d to 5d22p to 28p
Average house price£3,996£54,000
1lb of Anchor butter (Tesco)2s 10d£1.90
Pepsi Cola (Tesco)9½d 53p
Ford Cortina car£809£11,000
Hotpoint Iced Diamond 50 refrigerator£58 14s 7d£790
Servis Supertwin 3 - washing machine (Currys)69½ guineas£980
Hoover Keymatic de luxe 3203 - automatic washing machine£125 4s 11d£1,700
Coston Classic dishwasher£130 9s 11d£1,700
Hoover constellation 867A - vacuum cleaner£23 11s 2d£320
Kenwood Chefette mixer£12 12s£170
Kodak Instamatic 304 automatic camera£21 18s 6d£290
Olympia Splendid 66 portable typewriter£28£380
Family pack of Golden Wonder crisps (Tesco)1s 8d£1.10
1lb Stork margarine (Tesco)1s 6d£1
Ray Ban GF sunglasses with glass lenses and metal frames£4 10s 6d£61
Raleigh RSW 14 children's bicycle£19 19s 6d£270

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 1968 adjusted for incomes see Income adjusted prices for 1968

By Steven Braggs, November 2021, updated May 2022

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