How much did things cost in 1970?
These are some prices of a few items in 1970.
|1970 price||Inflation adjusted|
|Gallon of petrol||6s 8d||£3.67|
|Pint of beer||2s 11d||£1.60|
|20 cigarettes||5s 2d||£2.85|
|Pint of milk||1s||55p|
|Large loaf of bread||1s 9d||96p|
|22" Pye colour TV||£249 (Currys)||£2700|
|20" Bush black & white TV (Currys)||70 guineas||£800|
|The Sun newspaper||5d (price rise to 6d in April)||23p|
|Average house price||£4500||£50000|
|½ lb of Anchor butter (Fine Fare)||1s 7d||87p|
|Can of Coke (MacFisheries)||11d||50p|
|Ford Cortina car||£882||£9700|
|Electrolux automatic refridgerator (Currys)||31 guineas||£360|
|Servis Supertwin 3 - washing machine (Currys)||75 guineas||£870|
|Average GLC (Council) rent per week||£3 9s||£38|
|Family pack of Golden Wonder crisps (Key Markets)||1s 6d||83p|
|Single pack of Golden Wonder crisps||7d||32p|
|Fish and chips at Little Chef||5s||£2.75|
|Half a dozen eggs||2s 3d||£1.14|
|½lb Stork margarine (Woolworth's)||11d||50p|
Some shops priced more expensive items in guineas. A gueinea is one pound and one shilling or £1.05.
How much did people earn?
The average weekly wage for full-time male manual workers over twenty-one was £28 0s 11d. For women over eighteen years of age it was £13 19s 10d.