In The 80s – Prices in the Eighties

Prices in the Eighties

This is a list of prices as they increased over the years. These are the average price paid, not specific to any brand or region of the country.

item 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984
postage stamp 0.15 0.18 0.20 0.20 0.20
bread 0.48 0.54 0.60 0.66 0.71
milk 1.60 1.69 1.79 1.89 1.94
gas 1.03 1.13 1.19 1.25 1.27
car $5,413.00 $5,743.00 $5,967.00 $6,116.00 $6,294.00
income $11,321.00 $11,661.00 $11,894.00 $12,133.00 $12,497.00
house $86,159.00 $96,240.00 $103,073.00 $105,444.00 $110,610.00
item 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1995
postage stamp 0.22 0.22 0.22 0.25 0.25 0.30
bread 0.74 1.02 1.28 1.28 1.29 1.62
milk 1.98 1.92 1.98 2.00 2.14 2.41
gas 1.24 1.22 1.07 1.07 1.08 1.11
car $6,495.00 $6,768.00 $7,012.00 $7,222.00 $8,243.00 $13,600.00
income $12,747.00 $13,129.00 $13,523.00 $13,929.00 $14,347.00 ?.??
house $116,805.00 $123,229.00 $121,021.00 $123,182.00 $124,348.00 $119.250.00

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