1971 Cost of Living

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Wouldn't it be great to have these costs but with your current income? We'd be sittin' pretty! Which item do you think has increased the most significantly over the last 40 years?



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If we lived back then with our current salaries, think of the real estate we could snag! I'd buy some beach property in San Diego (Coronado, to be exact.)

I think gas has probably gone up the most...
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Looking at the chart and converting It to £'s I would say for me, It would be Bacon.
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I did a check on the cost of attending Harvard College in 2013 and found that tuition/room/board in 2013 is $ 56,407 . Holy cow!!

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I hope that's for the entire four years. :O
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I think it's just for one year ...
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That's what I thought... it's more than the average median income in the US. It's an obscene amount of money.

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1971 in the UK if you were poor you had university fees paid for and received a grant to live on. Nowadays tertiary education is out of reach except for the most wealthy.
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gmc;1430424 wrote: 1971 in the UK if you were poor you had university fees paid for and received a grant to live on. Nowadays tertiary education is out of reach except for the most wealthy.


And what's that got to do with the cost of ground coffee and average rent?



You certainly now how to pull one off don't you?
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SnoozeAgain;1430386 wrote: If we lived back then with our current salaries, think of the real estate we could snag! I'd buy some beach property in San Diego (Coronado, to be exact.)




I'd buy beachfront in Del Mar or a huge place uphill in Julian (love those apple pies).
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oscar;1430432 wrote: And what's that got to do with the cost of ground coffee and average rent?



You certainly now how to pull one off don't you?


Take a look a posts 1 (line 5), 4, 5, 6 and 7 and tell me how post 8 is off topic.

Then you might care to apologise.
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I wonder what 1979 cost of living looked like..
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HippieMan86;1453225 wrote: I wonder what 1979 cost of living looked like..


Here's what it looked like: I had my own apartment in Manhattan, could take Taxi's whenever I wanted, go to Broadway shows, eat out in good restaurants, fly to Europe whenever I felt like it. Public college was Free. Oh, I could shop basically wherever I wanted to, buy what I wanted to..................all this on $10,000. a year.
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Well... $10,000 you could still get an apartment in Manhattan... for a month or two... and a one way cab ride out of the city...
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