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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, 1974


Automobiles
AMC Gremlin, 2,408.00
Mercury Capri, 3,395.00
Used, Dodge Dart, 1971, 1,195.00
Used, Comet, 1962, 295.00
Used, Ford Pinto, 1971, 1,490.00
Tires, Firestone, whitewalls, 6.70-19.50/pair

Clothing
Men's coat, polyester knit, sport, 29.00-39.00/each
Men's suit, double knit polyester, 94.90-120.00/each
Men's shirt, acetate sport, 7.99-10.00/each
Women's pants, polyester, 12.00-18.00/pair
Women's pantsuit, polyester, 12.99/each
Women's dress shoes, 15.99-25.00/pair
Women's coat, polyester raincoat, 35.00/each
Women's handbag, 11.00-15.00/each
Boy's flared jeans, 5.00-6.00/pair
Girl's play dresses, 5.00-8.50/each
Girl's jeans, 6.00-10.00/pair
Infant's coveralls, 2.80-5.00/each

Food & beverages
Apples, Washington State, 1.00/3 lbs
Bacon, Swift Premium, .99/lb
Beans, baked, Van Camp, 1.00/4 lb cans
Beef, chuck roast, 1.09/lb
Bread, Big Daisy, .41/2 lb loaf
Cake mix, Pillsbury, 1.00/three 18 oz boxes
Cheese, Kraft singles, .89/12 oz package
Chicken, fryers, .49/lb
Coffee, Maxwell House, 1.89/2 lb can
Cookies, Keebler, Pecan Sandies, .79/package
Crackers, Ritz, .49/12 oz box
Crisco, 1.29/38oz bottle
Eggs, .58/dozen
Fish, Cod, fresh 1.39/lb
Hot dogs, Stop & Shop, 1.69/2 lb package
Ice Cream, Marvel, .79/half gallon
Juice, Hawaiian Punch, 1.00/two 12 oz cans
Juice, orange, Tropicana, .20/5 oz can
Ketchup, Heinz, 1.00/four 14 oz bottles
Margarine, Mazola, .59/lb
Mayonnaise, Kraft, .89/quart jar
Onions, Texas, .49/3 lbs
Oranges, Florida, .59/10 oranges
Peanut butter, Skippy, .55/12 oz jar
Pineapples, fresh whole, 1.00/3
Preserves, Welch's, grape, .59/2lb jar
Soda, Pepsi Cola, .88/six 12 oz cans
Strawberries, .89/quart
Tea, Tenderleaf, .88/100 count box
Tuna, Bumblebee, chunk light, .49/6.5 oz can

Furniture
Bedroom suite, 5 piece, pine, 929.00-1,125.00/set
Chair, Stratolounger, 159.00-189.00/each
Diningroom set, 6 piece, 229.00-995.00/set
Lamp, livingroom, 17.00-59.95/each
Livingroom set, 3 piece, 679.00-855.00/set
Mattress, Sealy, extra firm, 55.00-79.00/each
Rug, nylon, 9'X12', 69.15/each
Sleeper Sofa, 299.00-399.00/each

Garden equipment
Annual flowers, .99/pack of 6-12 plants
Azaleas, 7.00/2 bushes
Lawn mower, gas, .64.00-79.99/each
Picnic table set, redwood, 69.99-79.99/set
Rake, bamboo, 20 tooth fan, .67-.94/each
Rhododendrons, 14.00/2 bushes
Seed, grass, 5.95/3 lb box
Wheelbarrow, metal, 7.99-10.99

Household goods
Air conditioner, room 5,000 BTU, 130.00/each
Aluminum foil, Princess, .49/75' roll
Clothes washer, Hotpoint, 168.00/each
Bedspread, polyester-rayon quilted, queen, 40.00-45.00/each
Dishwasher, Hotpoint, 168.00/each
Iron, Sunbeam, self-cleaning, 18.99-25.00/each
Flatware, stainless steel, 50 piece set, 15.00-25.00/set
Laundry soap, Fab, .32/20 oz box
Paint, Glidden, latex house, 2.99-3.79/gallon
Range, Tappan, 158.00/each
Vacuum cleaner, Hoover, upright, 62.00-82.00/each

Newspapers
Daily Record, .15/weekday paper

Personal care & health
Alka-Seltzer, .81/36count pkg
Anti-perspirant, Dial Very Dry, .79/5 oz spray
Aspirin, Bufferin, .99/100 count bottle
Curlers, Clairol, Hairsetter, 9.99-15.99
Hair coloring, Miss Clairol, .81/2 oz package
Hair dryer, Schick, 10.99-18.00/each
Milk of Magnesia, Phillips, .83/12 oz bottle
Mouthwash, Listerine, .69/14 oz bottle
Razor blades, Gillette Trac II, .81/5 pack
Shampoo, Herbal Essence, .99/8 oz bottle
Tissues, Coronet, .89/3 200 count rolls
Toothpaste, Pepsodent, .69/7 oz tube
Tylenol, 1.59/100 count bottle
Vitamins, Foodtown, .69/100 count bottle

Real estate
Denville, 4 bedrooms, 52,900.00
Mendham, 5 bedrooms, 85,00.00
Montville, 4 bedrooms, 69,000.00
Roxbury, 3 bedrooms, 35,900.00
Rent, Denville, Rainbow Lakes, 225.00/month
Rent, Lincoln Park, 4 bedrooms, 450.00/month
Rent, Morris Twp., 7 room colonial, 460.00/month
Apartment, Morristown, 2 bedrooms, 390.00/month
Apartment, Rockaway, Village Green, 2 bedrooms, 310.00/month

Recreation & amusements
Baseball glove, Wilson, 12.99-17.99/each
Bicycle, Boys, 20", 5 speed, 55.00-65.00/each
Camera, Kodak, Instamatic pocket, 75.99-95.99
Camera film, CX126 color, 12 exposure, .89/roll
Dinner, Dantes, Denville, "surf & turf," 5.75/person
Movie, Chatham Cinema, matinee, 1.00/ticket
Music tapes, prerecorded, 5.94-12.07/each
Record albums, 4.68-9.36/each
Sewing machine, Singer, Deluxe Zig Zag Fashion Mate, 99.00-119.95/each
Stereo, "complete system," 150.00/each
Swing set, deluxe, steel, 49.95
Television, Black & White, Motorola, 19", 119.00-140.00
Tennis racquet, Wilson, 27.99-34.00/each
Theatre ticket, Craig Theatre, dinner & show, 8.95/ticket
Typewriter, Oliveti portable, 49.95-85.00/each

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