How much did things cost in 1970?

These are some prices of a few items in 1970.

1970 priceInflation adjusted
Gallon of petrol6s 8d£3.67
Pint of beer2s 11d£1.60
Pint of milk1s55p
Large loaf of bread1s 9d96p
22" Pye colour TV£249 (Currys)£2700
20" Bush black & white TV (Currys)70 guineas£800
The Sun newspaper5d (price rise to 6d in April)23p
Average house price£4500£50000
½ lb of Anchor butter (Fine Fare)1s 7d87p
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 6d83p
Single pack of Golden Wonder crisps 7d32p
Fish and chips at Little Chef5s£2.75
Half a dozen eggs2s 3d£1.14
½lb Stork margarine (Woolworth's)11d50p

1970 was the last year of pounds, shillings and pence before Decimalisation. So prices are in pounds, shillings and pence.

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.

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