How much did things cost in 1971?
These are the prices of a some items from 1971:
|1971 price||Inflation adjusted|
|Gallon of petrol||34p||£3.40|
|Bottle of whisky (Haig)||£2.53||£25.00|
|Pint of beer (Whitbread Tankard)||16p||£1.60|
|Pint of milk||5p||50p|
|Large loaf of bread||10p||£1.00|
|25" HMV Colourmaster colour TV (Currys)||£289.00||£2,900.00|
|24" Ferguson black & white TV (Currys)||£69.00||£700.00|
|The Daily Mirror newspaper||2½p - 3p||23p-30p|
|The Daily Express newspaper||2½p - 3p||23p-30p|
|Average house price||£5,000.00||£50,000.00|
|½ lb of Country Life butter (Tesco)||11½p||87p|
|Nescafé 8oz coffee (Tesco)||47½p||£4.70|
|Can of Coke (Woolworth)||5½p||55p|
|Ford Cortina car||£968.00||£9,600.00|
|Electrolux Midi Automatic 52 refridgerator (Debenhams)||£59.90||£600.00|
|Servis Supertwin MK70 washing machine (Currys)||£84.95||£850.00|
|Hoover Automatic Deluxe washing machine (Currys)||£105.00||£1,050.00|
|Council rent per week||£5.00||£50.00|
|Golden Wonder crisps||3p||30p|
|One dozen large white eggs (Tesco)||25p||£2.50|
|½lb Stork margarine (Sainsbury's)||6½p||65p|
1971 was the first year of last year of decimal currency in the UK. Newspapers complained that shops used the changeover to put prices up.
How much did people earn?
The average weekly wage for full-time male manual workers over twenty-one was £30.98 in 1971.