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  • Jul 8, 2006, 11:04 PM
    kissy
    Require a website for UK price comparison
    Hiya, very new to this site which looks brill... I need to find somewhere that can tell me prices in 1985 in the UK (prices of bread, milk, beer, newspapers etc etc) so that I can use the information for a birthday book that I am composing for someone. I would really appreciate someone telling where I can find these price comparisons as I've been looking on the net for sometime and cannot find what I want.

    Anyone out there to tell me please? Many thanks

    Kissy
  • Jul 9, 2006, 03:57 AM
    ScottGem
    Try searching local newspaper archives for back issues. The ads in the paper should help you.
  • Jul 9, 2006, 04:13 PM
    CaptainForest
    According to: http://www.1980sflashback.com/1985/Economy.asp

    The USA 1985 Economy, in US Dollars:

    PRICES (in USD and English Pounds, GBP at 1985 levels, divide USD by 1.3)
    Cost of a new home: $100,800.00 AND £77,538
    Median Household Income: $23,618.00 AND £18,168
    Cost of a first-class stamp: $0.20 AND £0.15
    Cost of a gallon of regular gas: $1.20 AND £0.92
    Cost of a dozen eggs: $0.80 AND £0.62
    Cost of a gallon of Milk: $2.26 AND £1.74
  • Jul 9, 2006, 09:55 PM
    kissy
    Hi many thanks for your help over this I will try and see what I come up with the local papers Scottgem... might be of help. Thanks Captain... that helps too, will have a look on that site as I need the price of beer lol.. etc etc. Again, thank you both.

    kissy

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