How much did things cost in 1971?

These are the prices of a some items from 1971:

1971 priceInflation adjusted
Gallon of petrol34p£3.40
Bottle of whisky (Haig)£2.53£25.00
Pint of beer (Whitbread Tankard)16p£1.60
Pint of milk5p50p
Large loaf of bread10p£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 newspaper2½p - 3p23p-30p
The Daily Express newspaper2½p - 3p23p-30p
Average house price£5,000.00£50,000.00
½ lb of Country Life butter (Tesco)11½p87p
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 3p30p
One dozen large white eggs (Tesco)25p£2.50
½lb Stork margarine (Sainsbury's)6½p65p

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.

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