How much did things cost in 1969?
These are some prices of a few items in 1969.
|1969 price||Inflation adjusted|
|Gallon of petrol||6s 6d||£4.10|
|Pint of beer||2s 9d||£1.80|
|20 cigarettes||5s 2d||£3.30|
|Pint of milk||11d||58p|
|White, wrapped and sliced loaf||1s 8d (Hansard)||£1.10|
|Colour TV rental per week (Granada)||18s||£11|
|23" Ekco black & white TV (Currys)||75 guineas||£1,000|
|Hacker VHF Herald portable radio||£29 18s||£380|
|Ronson TB 711 electric tooth brush||£5 19s 6d||£76|
|Philishave 3 rechargeable electric razor||£17 2s 7d||£220|
|Dansette Viva record player||£19 4s 8d||£250|
|The Daily Mirror newspaper||5d||27p|
|Average house price||£4,201||£54,000|
|Pepsi Cola (Tesco)||10d||53p|
|½lb Ty-Phoo Tea (Tesco)||2s 9d||£1.80|
|Ford Cortina car||£830||£11,000|
|Electrolux refrigerator (Currys)||31 guineas||£410|
|Servis Supertwin - washing machine (Currys)||72 guineas||£960|
|Hoover Keymatic de luxe 3223H - automatic washing machine||£110||£1,400|
|Russell Hobbs K2R electric kettle||£7 17s 2d||£100|
|Family pack of Golden Wonder crisps (Woolworth's)||1s 9d||£1.10|
|Nescafé instant coffee 4oz jar||4s 11d||£3.10|
|Sainsbury's Red Label loose leaf tea 4oz||1s 3d||80p|
|Flymo Domestic hover mower||£39 18s||£510|
|Sindy doll||£1 8s 11d||£18|
|Action Man soldier doll||£1 17s 6d||£24|
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 1969 adjusted for incomes see Income adjusted prices for 1969
By Steven Braggs, November 2021, updated May 2022