How much did things cost in 1973?

These are the prices of a some items from 1973:

1973 priceInflation adjusted
Gallon of petrol39p£3.36
Bottle of whisky (Haig) (Co-op)£2.45£21.00
Bottle of sherry (Harvey's Bristol Cream) (Co-op)£1.45£12.50
Watneys Party 4 (Co-op)45p£3.90
Watneys Party 7 (Mac Markets)78p£6.72
Pint of beer18½p£1.55
Pint of milk5½p47p
Large loaf of bread11½p£1
22" Pye colour TV (Currys)£208.90£1,800.00
24" Ferguson black & white TV (Currys)£61.75£530.00
The Daily Mirror newspaper3p26p
The Daily Mirror newspaper3p26p
Average house price£9,000.00£78,000.00
½lb Lurpack Danish butter (Tesco)10½p90p
Nescafé 8oz coffee (Tesco)54p£4.40
Can of Coke (Mac Markets)5½p 47p
Ford Cortina car£1,075.00£9,300.00
Polaris refridgerator (Currys)£30.95£267.00
Hotpoint Supermatic twin tub washing machine (Currys)£73.36£630.00
Bendix Autowasher Deluxe automatic washing machine (Currys)£106.95£920.00
Golden Wonder crisps 2½p22p
One dozen large white eggs32p£2.75
1lb Stork Soft margarine (Tesco) 12½p£1.08

Average wages

Pools wins

In June 1973 Mr Denis Plant won £362,550 with Littlewoods Pools. Allowing for inflation that would be worth £3 million today.

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"Nostalgic difficult to find some stuff" Jenny 09/06/2020

"Hi Jenny,

Please let me know what things you are trying to find. Thanks Steven" Steven 10/06/2020

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