How much did things cost in 1981?

These are the prices of some items from 1981:

1981
price
Inflation
adjusted
Gallon of petrol£1.60£4.70
Bottle of whisky (Teacher's) (Tesco)£6.09£18
Bottle of sherry (Harvey's Bristol Cream) (Tesco)£2.89£8.60
Bailey's Irish Cream (International)£4.89£14.50
Harp lager - four cans (Tesco)£1.19£3.50
Pint of beer51p£1.50
20 cigarettes78p£2.30
Pint of milk18½p50p
Large loaf of bread35½p£1
20" Grundig colour TV (Dixons)£239.95£700
12" Hitachi portable black & white TV (Currys)£79.95£240
Prinztronic scientific calculator (Dixons)£9.90£29
Bush stereo cassette recorder (Dixons)£69.95 £210
Sinclair ZX81 personal computer £69.95£210
Daily Mirror newspaper12-14p35-40p
Average house price£24,000£70,000
250g Sainsbury's English butter43½p£1.30
100g Nescafé coffee (Fine Fare)87p£2.50
Can of Pepsi Cola (Tesco)17p 50p
Ford Cortina car£4,200£12,400
Carlton fridge-freezer (Currys)£169.95£500
Servis twin tub washing machine (Currys)£189.95£560
Hoover automatic washing machine (Currys)£194.95£580
Half dozen size 4 brown eggs (Sainsbury's)30½p£1.10
Mild English Cheddar cheese (1lb) (Sainsbury's)99p£2.90
Stork SB 500g margarine 32½p96p

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