Even in the short but sweet 28 years that I have spent on this fabulous Earth, there has been a continuous and sometimes rapid increase in the prices of our basic every day supplies. After a conversation this morning with my sweet little Granny in which she informed me that gas was only 27 cent a gallon when she started driving… I decided to do some research and make a comparison list. Now, please bear in mind that every state is a bit different (some with a much lower cost of living) and this information is based on a National average, however, these statistics are still mind-blowing for a majority of my generation.
1960: $5,315 Annually
AVERAGE COST OF A NEW HOME
AVERAGE COST OF A NEW CAR
AVERAGE GAS PRICES
1960: $0.25 Per Gallon
2018: $2.88 Per Gallon
AVERAGE PRICE OF A LOAF OF BREAD
AVERAGE PRICE OF 1 LB HAMBURGER MEAT
Can you dig it? …Pretty interesting stuff for the millennial group of “echo boomers” like myself. For more information on this topic visit www.thepeoplehistory.com.