How much did things cost in 1978?

These are the prices of some items from 1978:

1978 priceInflation adjusted
Gallon of petrol76p£3.23
Bottle of whisky (Haig) (Tesco)£4.15£18.00
Bottle of sherry (Harvey's Bristol Cream) (Tesco)£1.94£8.00
Watneys Party 4 (Tesco)99p£4.20
Watneys Party 7 (Co-op)£1.65£7.00
Pint of beer40p£1.70
20 cigarettes57p£2.40
Pint of milk12p50p
Large loaf of bread28½p-31p£1.20 to £1.30
22" Bush colour TV with remote control and stand (Co-op)£340.00£1400.00
12" Bush portable black & white TV (Co-op)£69.95£300.00
Daily Mirror newspaper7p-8p30p-34p
Average house price£16,000.00£68,000.00
½lb Country Life English butter (Fine Fare)7½p32p
Nescafé 4oz coffee (Co-op)£1.07£4.50
Can of coke (Tesco)11½p 50p
Ford Cortina car£2767.00£11,800.00
Zoppas fridge-freezer (Currys)£115.95£500.00
Hoover twin tub washing machine (Currys)£159.95£700.00
Hoover automatic washing machine (Currys)£216.95£900.00
Golden Wonder crisps (Fine Fare) 12p50p
Half a dozen size 4 white eggs (Tesco)22½p95p
½lb Co-op super soft luxury margarine16p70p
Sharp pocket calculator with LCD display £10.95£50.00

Average weekly wages

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