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
20 cigarettes26.5p£2.28
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
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

"I have an 8oz jar of Marmite with a 46p price tag on it. What date do you think that would have been from Thanks" Caroline Ellis 21/02/2021

"Hi Caroline,
It is going to be from 1975 to 1976. According to Shaw's retail price guide for June 1975 an 8oz jar of Marmite cost 45p. The guide was for small shops. Tesco might have been cheaper. So I would say 1975-1976.
Best regards" Steven 21/02/2021

"Is there any chance of adding to the lists? Items such as:

Recordings (ie vinyl 'records' for the 1960's - 1980's, CDs from 1985.

'Videos' (ie VHS)for the 1980s.

Clothes (say, based on an 'average-priced national retailer - such as M&S." Gerard 12/06/2021

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