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How much did it cost in Morris County, New Jersey?
a survey of retail prices advertised in the Daily Record, May 1-15, 1972


Automobiles
Ford Maverick, 6 cylinder, new 2,140.00
Ford Pinto, new 2,095.00
Plymouth Fury, new 2,796.00
Chevrolet Malibu, used, 1971 2,995.00
Mustang GT V8, used, 1967 1,395.00
Chevrolet Impala, used, 1963 100.00
Oil, motor, Quaker State .41/can
Tires, whitewall 15.95-23.00/tire

Beverages
Coffee, Martinson's 1.59/2 lb can
Cola, Pepsi .69/6 pack 12 oz cans
Juice, apple, Motts .31/quart
Juice, Hawaiian Punch .12/12 oz can

Clothing
Men's suit 70.00
Men's dress shirts reg. 6.99, sale 3.99
Men's slacks 15.00-25.00/pair
Women's cotton dresses 38.00-48.00/each
Women's pants suits 4.00/each
Boy's and girl's sunsuits 4.00-7.98 each

Employment
Accountant, degree required 15,000.00/year
Electrician, starting 7,800.00/year
Insurance underwriter 12,500.00/year
Market planner, MBA 14,000.00/year
Sales, Medical 9,500.00/year + car
Telephone operators 101.00/week
Typist 120.00/week
Travel secretary 95.00/week

Food
Apples, McIntosh .47/3 lb bag
Baby food, Gerber's .10/4.5 oz jar
Bacon, Oscar Mayer .97/lb package
Beef roasts 1.08/lb
Bread .33/8 oz loaf
Butter .75/lb
Canteloupe .49/each
Cereal, Total .40/8 oz box
Cheese, Swiss .99/lb package
Cookies, Keebler Fudge Sandwich .51/1 lb
Cookies, Nabsico Fig Newtons .39/1 lb pkg
Eggs .39/dozen
Ham, smoked .39-.59/lb
Lettuce, Iceberg .25/large head
Margarine, Fleischmann .49/lb
Mayonnaise, Kraft .64/quart jar
Onions, yellow .09/lb
Oranges, Florida .55/10 oranges
Potatoes .59/5 lb bag
Preserves, grape jelly, Welch's .39/20 oz jar
Soup, Campbell's tomato .10/10.75 oz can
Sugar .50/5 lb bag

Furniture
Bedroom set, 7 piece, walnut 498.00
Dining room set, 10 piece 888.00
Living room set, 3 piece 488.00
Mattress, twin size 34.50
Sofa/glider (patio furniture) 105.00

Garden equipment
Geraniums .57/pot
Grass seed .99/5 lb bag
Hose, 50' 1.99/each
Lawn mower, Vornado, 22" 59.97
Lilac bush, 4.00/2
Rose bush, 1.49

Household goods
Brillo .45/box of 18
Blankets 7.00-12.50
Clothes dryer, Maytag Deluxe 119.00
Refrigerator, 17 cu ft 288.88
Dishwashing liquid, Joy .75/1 quart bottle
Range, Tappan Deluxe, gas 199.00
Sheets, Wamsutta Lustercale 5.00/2 sheets
Toaster, Toastmaster 15.95
Washing machine, Maytag Deluxe 169.00
Wisk, liquid 2.64/half gallon

Medicine & health care
Alka-seltzer .89/36 count bottle
Antacid, Rolaids 1.09/150 count jar
Aspirin, St. Joseph's children's .26/36 count bottle
Band Aids, Johnson & Johnson .46/60 count pkg
Iron supplement, Geritol, 1.97/40 count bottle
Throat losenges, Sucrets, .44/24 count box
Vitamins, 1-A-Day 1.99/100 count bottle

Newspapers
Daily Record .15/weekday paper
Classified advertising (3 line minimum):
1 line, 1 day .80/day; 1 line, 30 days .35/day

Personal care
Deodorant, Ultra Ban 5000 .69/5 oz can
Hair curlers, Kindness Instant Setter, 8.88
Hair dryer, Norelco 10.99
Mouthwash, Listerine .67/14 oz bottle
Q-Tips .87/125 count box
Shampoo, Head & Shoulders .89/4.3 oz tube
Soap, Ivory .23/4 bars
Toilet paper, Scott .14/1000 sheet roll
Toothbrush, Tek reg. .69, sale .19
Toothpaste, Gleem .59/6.75 oz tube

Professional Services
Front end alignment reg. 11.95, sale 6.95
Hollywood figure salon 9.75/month
Slip covers, sofa & 2 chairs 129.00

Real estate
Bi-level, new, Morristown 45,000.00
Cape cod, 3 bedrooms, Mendham 39,000.00
Colonial, 4 bedrooms, Mt. Lakes 58,000.00
Colonial, 5 bedroom, Rockaway 44,900.00
Colonial, 1890, Mt. Arlington 34,990.00
Ranch, 5 bedroom, Chatham 66,900.00
Apartment, 3 1/2 rooms, Budd Lake 185.00

Recreation & amusements
Basketball reg. 6.99, sale 4.99
Basketball backboard reg. 15.99, sale 13.88
Bicycle, children's, Hi-Rise, Columbia 36.88
Brunch, Knoll Country Club 7.75/adult
Camera, Polaroid Land 19.95
Cruise, Bermuda, 7 days 575.00/person
8-Track stereo tapes 1.99/each
Movie, Madison Theatre 1.50/ticket
Phonograph records .47/each
Sneakers, Peter Max, Shoetown 4.44/pr
Stereo radio & 8 track 89.88
Swingset, deluxe, lawn glider & slide 58.99
Television, 19" b/w, Emerson 98.00
Theatre ticket, Morris Museum 3.50/adult

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