Saturday, June 9, 2012

44 years ago...

Today is the anniversary of the day of my birth and I thought it would be fun to look back at life in 1968.

Cost of Living 1968

How Much things cost in 1968

Yearly Inflation Rate USA 4.27%

Yearly Inflation Rate UK 4.7%

Year End Dow Jones Industrial Average 943

Average Cost of new house $14,950.00

Average Income per year $7,850.00  

Average Monthly Rent $130.00 

Gas per Gallon 34 cents

Average Cost of a new car $2,822.00

Movie Ticket$1.50

The Federal Hourly Minimum Wage is $1.60 an hour

Below are some Prices for UK guides in Pounds Sterling
Average House Price 4,344
Gallon of Petrol 5 shillings 5 pence or 28 new pence
Barbie Doll Sports Car From The 1960s

To read more facts, fun, and history, click on the links below...

And for all the Cub fans out there...what were they doing on this day in 1968?

Have a great weekend!


  1. A very happy birthday to you Lisa! May your 44th year be fantastic!