How much did things cost in 1975?

These are the prices of some items from 1975:

1975 priceInflation adjusted
Gallon of petrol73p£4.80
Bottle of whisky (Haig) (Key Markets)£3.39£22
Bottle of sherry (Harvey's Bristol Cream) (Fine Fare)£1.69£10.25
Watneys Party 4 (Peter Dominic)85p£5.60
Watneys Party 7 (Peter Dominic)£1.35£8.90
Pint of beer28p£1.80
20 cigarettes42p£2.80
Pint of milk7p46p
Large loaf of bread15p98p
22" Ultra colour TV (Currys)£259.00£1,700
20" Ferguson black & white TV (Currys)£74.95£490
Daily Mirror newspaper5p33p
Average house price£11,000.00£72,000
½lb Lurpack butter (Safeway)14p92p
Nescafé 4oz coffee (Tesco)35p£2.30
Can of coke (Tesco)7½p 49p
Ford Cortina car£1765.00£12,000
Indesit fridge-freezer (Currys)£109.95£720
Hotpoint Supermatic twin tub washing machine (Currys)£122.95£810
Hoover Automatic Deluxe washing machine (Currys)£145.95£960
Golden Wonder crisps 8p52p
One dozen large white eggs38p£2.50
1lb Stork soft margarine (Key Markets) 20p£1.30
Jacobs Cream Crackers (Sainsbury's) 13p85p

Average weekly wages

Notes:

The inflation adjusted prices are based on the Consumer Price Index (CPI).

For a comparison of prices in 1975 adjusted for incomes see Income adjusted prices for 1975

By Steven Braggs, updated May 2022

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