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How much did it cost in Morris County, New Jersey?
a survey of retail prices advertised in the Daily Record, February 1-15, 1975


Automobiles
New
Maverick, 3,625.00
VW Rabbit, 2,999.00
Toyota Corolla, 2,711.00
Used
Mustang Fastback, 1972, 2,490.00
Pontiac Ventura, 1973, 2,197.00
Plymouth Duster, 1971, 1,797.00
8 track car tape player, KMart, 24.88-38.88/each
Oil change, includes 5 quarts oil, 4.19/each
Shocks, 34.88-49.88/pair
Tires, Polycord blackwalls, 17.88-29.88/each

Clothing
Men's sportcoats, 30.00-55.00/each
Men's coats, "all weather," topcoat, 64.00-85.00/each
Men’s suits, leisure, 35.00-60.00/each
Men’s shirts, Arrow, 6.00-12.00/each
Women’s pant suits, polyester, 10.99/each
Women’s dress, silk, 50.00-60.00/each
Women’s coats, wool, 59.00-125.00/each
Boy’s jeans, 2.50-3.33/pair
Boy’s winter coats & jackets, 23.00-55.00/each
Girl’s dresses, 3.00-10.00/each

Food & beverages
Apples, McIntosh, .59/3 lbs
Bacon, 1.29/lb
Bananas, .19/lb
Beans, baked, Campbell’s, .24/lb can
Beef, ground chuck, .99/lb
Beef, sirloin steak, 1.29-1.39/lb
Bread, .39/22 ounce loaf
Butter, Hotel Bar, .70/lb
Cake mix, Betty Crocker, .55/18.5 ounce box
Cheese, American, .99/lb
Chicken, roasters, .49/lb
Coffee, Chock Full O’Nuts, .99/lb can
Crackers, Premium Saltines, Nabisco, .49/lb box
Grapefruit, .79/5 lbs
Ham, cooked. .79/lb
Jelly, .59/12 ounce jar
Juice, pineapple-grapefruit, Del Monte, .45/quart can
Ketchup, Heinz, .59/26 ounce bottle
Mayonnaise, Kraft, .69/quart jar
Onions, U.S. No. 1, .08/lb
Oranges, Florida sweet, .79/5 lb bag
Pot pie, frozen, Banquet, .99/four 8 ounce packages
Potatoes, .99/20 lb bag
Soup, Campbells, 1.00/five 10.75 ounce cans
SPAM, .79/12 ounce can
Spaghetti-os, Franco American, 1.00/four 15 ounce cans
Sugar, 2.49/5 lb bag

Furniture
Bedroom set, 6 piece, oak, 895.00/set
Chairs, livingroom, upholstered, 140.00-187.00/each
Chairs, recliners, Stratoloungers, 130.00-260.00/each
Mattress, twin set, 199.00-239.00/set
Rug, Nylon textured, 12'X 11', 20.00/each
Sofa, 395.00-799.99/each

Tools
Chain saw, 10" electric, 44.99-56.99/each
Dimmer switch, 600 Watt, 2.99-3.99/each
Drill, 3/8 power, Black & Decker, 9.99-11.99/each
Extension cord, 50', 5.00-5.98/each
Grease gun, lube, 5.00-6.49/each
Roof/gutter cable heater kits, 20", 4.88-5.88/each

Household goods
Air conditioner, whole house unit, Carrier, 895.00/installed
Ammonia, .19/quart bottle
Blender, Waring, 19.95-25.00/each
Cleanser, Comet, .30/21 ounce can
Coffeemaker, Norelco, 22.99-27.99/each
Dinnerware, Mikasa stoneware service for 8, 47.99-95.00/set
Flatware, stainless, service for 8, 71.80-144.00/set
Laundry soap, Fab, .99/49 ounce box
Pressure cooker, 4 quart, Mirro, 8.99-10.99/each
Range, Magic Chef, 260.00-310.00/each
Toaster, 2 slice, Proctor-Silex, 9.99-12.99/each
Vacuum cleaner, upright, Hoover, 54.95-69.00

Newspapers
Daily Record [Morristown, NJ], .15/daily paper

Personal care & health
Aspirin, Bufferin, 1.09/100 count bottle
Cold medication, Vicks NyQuil, .99/6 ounce bottle
Cotton swabs, QTips, .68/170 count box
Cough syrup, Vicks Formula 44D, 1.59/8 ounce bottle
Hair brush, 1.67-2.14/each
Hair styler-dryer, Super Max, Gillette, 16.88-21.88/each
Mouthwash, Listerine, 1.29/32 ounce bottle
Shampoo, Breck, .69/7 ounce bottle
Shaving cream, Barbasol, .99/three 11 oz containers
Tissues, Kleenex, .39/200 count box
Toothbrush, Tek, .16/each
Vicks VapoRub, .59/1.3 ounce jar
Vitamins, One-A-Day plus iron, 1.00/130 count bottle

Real estate
Houses for sale:
Parsippany, 4 bedroom, custom bi-level, 59,000.00
Randolph, 3 bedroom, 40,900.00
Denville, custom cape, 39,900.00
Houses for rent:
Mendham, 4 bedroom, 425.00/month
Dover, 6 rooms, 240.00/month
Rockaway, 5 rooms, 300.00/month
Apartments & rooms:
Morristown, 2 bedrooms, 295.00/month
Rockaway, Mountainview Manor, 1-2 bedroom townhouse apartments, 235.00+/month
Randolph, Hamiltonian Luxury Apartments, 1-2 bedrooms, 215.00+/month

Recreation & amusements
Aquarium kit, 10 gallon tank (fish not included), 11.88-14.97/each
CB radio, Radio Shack, 54.95-79.95/each
Camera, Polaroid Zip Land, 9.99-11.99
Cassette recorder, General Electric, portable, 22.99
Concert, Community Theatre [Morristown, NJ], Don McLean, 5.00-6.00/ticket
Dinner, Black Horse Inn [Mendham, NJ], Prime ribs of beef or live Maine lobster, 6.95/person
Eight track tapes, 2.99/each
Movie, Baker Theatre [Dover, NJ], "Blazing Saddles" & "Play it Again, Sam," 1.00/ticket
Parakeets, 4.97-7.88/each
Piano, Kimball console, 42", 995.00
Ski package, Pocono Manor Inn Golf Club, 60.00/3 days-2 nights
Television, 25" color, 488.00-569.00
Theatre, Papermill Playhouse [Millburn, NJ], Godspell, 3.00-9.00/ticket
Vacation, AAA, Flamenco Holiday, 16 days, everything included, 589.00/person
Valentines cards, .49/24 count package

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