How much did things cost in 1968?

These are some prices of a few items in 1968.

1968 priceInflation adjusted
Gallon of petrol6s 2d£3.90
Pint of beer2s 6d£1.60
20 cigarettes4s 10d£3.10
Pint of milk10½d55p
Large loaf of bread1s 4d85p
25" Baird 701 colour TV£279 6d£3,600
25" Baird colour TV rental per week26s 6d to 40s£17 to £25
19" Pye black & white TV (Currys)66 guineas£880
The Daily Mirror newspaper4d to 5d21p to 26p
Average house price£3,996£51,000
1lb of Anchor butter (Tesco)2s 10d£1.80
Pepsi Cola (Tesco)9½d 50p
Ford Cortina car£809£10,300
Hotpoint Iced Diamond 50 refrigerator£58 14s 7d£750
Servis Supertwin 3 - washing machine (Currys)69½ guineas£920
Hoover Keymatic de luxe 3203 - automatic washing machine£125 4s 11d£1,600
Coston Classic dishwasher£130 9s 11d£1,700
Hoover constellation 867A - vacuum cleaner£23 11s 2d£300
Kenwood Chefette mixer£12 12s£160
Kodak Instamatic 304 automatic camera£21 18s 6d£280
Olympia Splendid 66 portable typewriter£28£360
Family pack of Golden Wonder crisps (Tesco)1s 8d£1.10
1lb Stork margarine (Tesco)1s 6d95p
Ray Ban GF sunglasses with glass lenses and metal frames£4 10s 6d£58
Raleigh RSW 14 children's bicycle£19 19s 6d£250

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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