How much did things cost in 1968?
These are some prices of a few items in 1968.
|1968 price||Inflation adjusted|
|Gallon of petrol||6s 2d||£3.90|
|Pint of beer||2s 6d||£1.60|
|20 cigarettes||4s 10d||£3.10|
|Pint of milk||10½d||55p|
|Large loaf of bread||1s 4d||85p|
|25" Baird 701 colour TV||£279 6d||£3,600|
|25" Baird colour TV rental per week||26s 6d to 40s||£17 to £25|
|19" Pye black & white TV (Currys)||66 guineas||£880|
|The Daily Mirror newspaper||4d to 5d||21p 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 6d||95p|
|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