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Five Things That Aren’t More Expensive Than 30 Years Ago

 I found this list of things that haven’t really changed much in price over the last 30 years, this was definitely surprising

1.  Computers. 

A Macintosh PC in the ’80s cost $2,500, which is like SIX GRAND today.  New Apple desktops start at $1,300 now, or you can get a Dell for about $400.

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2.  Movie Tickets. 

An average ticket cost $3.55 cents in 1985.  With inflation, that’s $8, compared to $8.97 for an average ticket today.  So it’s actually stayed pretty steady.

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3.  Gas.

  In the mid-’80s, the average was $1.12 a gallon, or $2.63 with inflation.  Today, the national average is $2.77.  So it’s actually still pretty close to what it was.

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4.  Stamps.

  In the mid-80s, it cost 22 cents to mail a letter.  Now it’s 50 cents.  But with inflation, they’ve actually gotten cheaper.  22 cents would be 52 cents today.

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5.  A Gallon Of Milk. 

It cost an average of $1.09 in 1985, which would be $2.56 with inflation.  Today, the average is $1.96.  So it’s actually much cheaper than it was.  And eggs are cheaper too . . . $1.38 now compared to $2.39 then, with inflation.

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(Kiplinger)



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