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How much did it cost in Morris County, New Jersey?
a survey of retail prices advertised in the Daily Record, January 1-15, 1976


Automobiles
New
Chrysler Cordoba, 4,895.00
Chrysler Volare, 3,220.00
Ford, Pinto, 2,895.00
Used
1974, Dodge Colt, 4 door, 2,295.00
1972, BMW, Bavaria, 6,495.00
1970, Ford, Country Squire station wagon, 1,253.00

Clothing
Boys' shirt, knit polo, 1.99-2.99/each
Boys' sweater vest, V-neck, 9.99-18.00/each
Children's hiking boots, 8.99-16.50/pair
Children's pajamas, 3.99/pair
Girls' long sleeve sweaters, 4.99-7.98/each
Men's coat, 99.00-199.00/each
Men's shirt, 12.99-17.99/each
Men's shoes, dress, 21.80-29.80/pair
Men's sport jacket, 37.13-85.00/each
Men's suits, 59.95-129.00/each
Women's coat, wool, dress length, 59.00-225.00/each
Women's dress, 37.00-118.00/each
Women's skirt, 34.00-75.00/each

Employment
Bookkeeper, 693.00/week
Clerical/answer telephone, 542.00/week
Clerk/typist, 542.00/week
Insurance sales, 700.00-2,000.00/month
Salesperson, 250.00/week
Secretary, legal, 3.50/hour

Food & beverages
Apples, McIntosh, .39/3 lbs
Bagels, Lenders, .30/6 pack
Bananas, .13/lb
Beef, round, .89/lb
Beef, sirloin steak, 1.69/lb
Bread, white, 1.00/three 22 oz loaves
Cake mix, Duncan Hines, .59/18.5 oz box
Carrots, .39/2 lbs
Cheese, American, slices, 1.29/lb
Cheese, Philadelphia whipped, .59/8 oz container
Chewing gum, Beech-nut, .10/5 stick pack
Chicken, fresh frying, .45/lb
Chocolate bars, Nestles, .10/each
Cocoa mix, Nestles, 1.58/24 oz can
Coffee, Chock Full O'Nuts, 1.19/lb
Cracker Jacks, .10/1 oz box
Crackers, Nabisco, Triscuit, .59/9.5 oz box
Cucumbers, 1.00/5
Eggs, .69/dozen
Fish, cod, fresh, 1.19/lb
Frankfurters, Ball Park, 1.19/lb
Ham, Patrick Cudahy, canned, 4.99/3 lbs
Ice cream, Sealtest, 1.20/half gallon
Juice, Tropicana, orange, 10.00/five 6 oz cans
Lettuce, iceberg, .10/3 heads
Margarine, .89/two 16 oz pkgs
Mayonnaise, .79/quart
Oranges, Sunkist, .99/10
Peanut butter, Skippy, .79/18 oz jar
Pears, Anjou, 1.00/3 lbs
Preserves, Polaner grape jelly, .89/3 lb jar
Ravioli, Chef-Boy-Ar-Dee, canned, .99/40 oz can
Soda, Canada Dry, .89/two 28 oz bottles
Tea, Tetley, .99/100 count box
Tomatoes, .39/9 oz carton
Tuna, Starkist, chunk light, .49/6.5 oz can
Yogurt, Breyers, .99/three 8 oz containers

Furniture
Bedroom set, 799.00/6 piece set
Chair, La-Z-Boy, rocker recliner, 188.00-272.00/each
Dining room set, 1,659.00/7 piece set
Flooring, vinyl, Solarian, 9.50-11.50/sqare yard
Lamps, colonial table, 49.00/each
Rug, 8' X 10', .39.00/each
Sleeper sofa, Stearns & Foster, 299.00/each
Sofa, traditional, 292.00-389.00/each

Household goods
Clothes dryer, Whirlpool, electric, 219.00-250.00/each
Clothes washer, Westinghouse, 198.00/each
Cookware, Revereware, 39.97/9 piece set
Dishwasher, 259.95/each
Drain cleaner, Liquid Plumr, .74/bottle
Flatware, stainless steel, 8.79/50 piece set
Iron, Hamilton Beach, 19.97/each
Laundry soap, Cheer, 1.99/5 lb 4 oz box
Microwave oven, General Electric, 169.00/each
Paper towels, Bounty, .39/120 sheet roll
Range, General Electric, 30", 179.00-250.00/each
Refrigerator, Whirlpool, 17 cu ft., 348.00/each
Toaster oven/broiler, General Electric, 44.97/each

Newspapers
Daily Record [Morristown NJ] .20/daily paper

Personal care & health
Cold medicine, Vicks Nyquil, 1.29-2.19/6 oz bottle
Cough drops, Halls, .10/package
Cough syrup, Robitussin, .79/4 ounce bottle
Decongestant, Dristan, tablets, .99/24 count package
Deodorant, Old Spice, stick, .77-1.07/each
Hair dryer, hand held, 1000 watt, 16.96-19.97/each
Maalox, .79/12 ounce bottle
Mouthwash, Scope, 1.19/24 ounce bottle
Shampoo, Breck, 1.09/15 oz bottle
Tissues, Scotties, .45/200 count box
Toothpaste, Macleans, .69/7 oz tube
Vitamins, multivitamin, 1.39/100 count bottle

Real estate
Houses for sale
Chester, 4 bedrooms, 4 acres, 69,900.00
Long Valley, 3 bedrooms, 2 acres, 76,900.00
Morris Twp., 4 bedrooms, 74,900.00
Houses for rent
Hopatcong, lakefront, 300.00/month
Morristown, 2 bedrooms, 250.00/month
Par/Troy, 5 bedrooms, 525.00/month
Apartments & rooms
Denville, 3 rooms, 200.00/month
Morris Twp., luxury garden apartments, 375.00/month
Parsippany, 1 bedroom, 265.00/month

Recreation & amusements
Basketball, Voight, 3.97-4.96/each
CB radio, 189.00-229.95/each
Camera, Polaroid, Super Shooter, 17.99-29.99/each
Dance lessons, Fred Astaire Dance Studio, 4.00/hour per person
Dinner, full course prime rib, Governor Morris Inn, 24.50/person
Dura Flame logs, 4.77/case of 6
Ear piercing, 5.88/person
Eight track tapes, 4.97-9.97/each
Fire wood, 40.00/cord
Ice fishing rod, 1.39/each
Ice skates, hockey, 5.00/pair
Jigsaw puzzles, .77-1.19/each
Movie ticket, 1.00/each
Phonograph records, 2.97-4.67/each
Pool table, Executive IV Sierra slate, 499.00-619.00/each
Radio with 8 track cassette, 98.00/each
Stereo system, AM/FM, 8 track play/record, 299.95/each
Television, Zenith, 25", color, 599.00/each
Tennis balls, 1.79/3 ball pkg
Train set, Lionel, Bluestreak 027, 24.99-36.88/each

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