How much did things cost in 1979?

These are the prices of some items from 1979:

1979 priceInflation adjusted
Gallon of petrol98p£3.70
Bottle of whisky (Bells) (Peter Dominic)£4.75£18.00
Bottle of sherry (Harvey's Bristol Cream) (Peter Dominic)£2.34£8.90
Watneys Party 4 (International)£1.09p£4.20
Watneys Party 7 (Peter Dominic)£1.99£7.50
Pint of beer46p£1.75
20 cigarettes67p£2.60
Pint of milk15p57p
Large loaf of bread25½p97p
22" Bush colour TV (Currys)£259.95£1000.00
12" Bush portable black & white TV (Currys)£72.95£280.00
Commodore pocket calculator LC925 (Currys)£8.95£34.00
Buler LCD digital watch with musical alarm (Currys)£29.95£115.00
Daily Mirror newspaper8p-9p30p-34p
Average house price£20,000.00£76,000.00
½lb Tesco Creamery butter30½p£1.20
100g Nescafé coffee (Sainsbury's)89½p£3.40
Can of coke (Tesco)12½p 48p
Ford Cortina car£3503.00£13,000.00
Indesit fridge-freezer (Tesco)£147.95£560.00
Hotpoint Supermatic twin tub washing machine (Rumbelows)£193.95£740.00
Hotpoint Super Electronic Deluxe automatic washing machine (Rumbelows)£264.95£1000.00
Golden Wonder crisps 100g (Fine Fare)19½p75p
Half dozen size 4 eggs (Liptons)22p85p
English Cheddar cheese (1lb) (Liptons)69p£2.60
Sainsbury's Super Soft Blue Label margarine 27½p£1.00

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