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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, 1977

Mercury, Bobcat, 3,588.00
Toyota, Corolla, 2,870.00
Triumph, TR7, 4,995.00
1974, Lincoln Continental, Mark IV, 5,400.000
1973, Opel, Manta Luxus, 1,800.00
1970, Ford, Torino, 800.00

Boy's slacks, corduroy, 3.75-9.75/pair
Girl's jacket, down filled, 14.75-32.00/each
Girl's skirt, denim, 2.99-4.99/each
Junior's long skirts, 25" for boots, 12.00-14.00/each
Men's dress shirt, 10.00-14.00/each
Men's jeans, 13.00-18.00/pair
Men's necktie, polyester, 2.99-5.00/each
Men's shoes, 22.00-30.00/pair
Men's sweater, 9.00-20.00/each
Snowmobile boots, 7.99-11.99/pair
Snowmobile suits, mens & ladies, 34.99-52.99/each
Women's blouse, quiana nylon print, 9.75-20.00/each
Women's coat, London Fog, 69.75-150.00/each
Women's pajamas, 7.99-11.00/pair
Women's pants suit, 19.99-26.00/each
Women's shoes, 8.99-30.00/pair
Women's sweater, cardigan, 15.00-32.00/each

Employment & services
Accountant, 12,000.00/year
Accounting clerk, 563.00/month
Chemical engineer, 18,000.00/year
Insurance, casualty claims adjuster, 14,000.00/year
Insurance clerk, 650.00/month
Management trainee, 18,000.00-20,000.00/year
Receptionist, 135.00-140.00/week
Sales trainee, 7,800.00/year
Secretary, junior level, 628.00/month
Typist-clerk, 650.00/month

Food & beverages
Apple sauce, Mott's, 1.00/two 25 oz jars
Bacon, Stop & Shop, .99/lb
Bananas, 1.00/5 lbs
Beef, London Broil, 1.79/lb
Bisquick, .97/40 oz box
Cake, Sara Lee, pound, .87/11 oz pkg
Cake mix, Betty Crocker, .35/18.5 oz pkg
Cheese, Kraft, Velveeta, .99/lb
Chicken, Perdue, Oven Roaster, .69/lb
Cocoa, Swiss Miss, .89/12 oz pkg
Coffee, Maxwell House, instant, 2.99/10 oz jar
Cookies, Keebler, Fudge Stripes, .79/12 oz pkg
Crackers, Sunshine, Krispy saltines, 1.00/two 16 oz pkgs
Fish, tuna, Starkist, chunk light, 1.00/two 6.5 oz cans
Frankfurters, Hebrew national, 1.39/12 oz pkg
French fries, Birds Eye, .29/10 oz pkg
Ham, semi-boneless, 1.69/lb
Grapefruit, red, .99/5
Juice, Ocean Spray, cranberry, frozen, 1.00/four 6 oz cans
Juice, Tropicana, frozen, 10.00/six 6 oz cans
Ketchup, Heinz, .89/32 oz bottle
Lemons, .49/6
Maple syrup, Vermont Maid, 1.29/36 oz bottle
Margarine, 1.00/two 1 lb containers
Mayonnaise, Kraft, .79/quart jar
Oranges, navel, 1.00/12 large
Peas, Birds Eye, frozen, .33/10 oz pkg
Potatoes, .89/10 lb bag
Preserves, Smuckers, grape jelly, 1.00/3 lb jar
Spaghetti, Muellers, 1.00/two 1 lb pkgs
Tea, Lipton, bags, .99/100 count box
TV dinner, Morton, .39/10 oz pkg
Waffles, Eggo, frozen, .79/17 oz pkg
Yogurt, Light n'Lively, 1.00/four 8 oz cups

Household & seasonal goods
Cleanser, Ajax, 1.39/40 oz pkg
Cooking set, Revereware, stainless steel, 8 piece, 45.00/set
Dish detergent, Joy, .69/22 oz bottle
Duraflame log, .89/each
Glue, Elmer's, .59-.99/8 oz bottle
Laundry detergent, Wisk, .99/quart
Paper towels, Bounty, .49/100 count roll
Range, Kenmore, gas, 199.00/each
Refrigerator, Sears, 15.2 cu ft, 379.00-429.99/each
Towel, Lady Pepperell, bath, 2.99/each
Vacuum cleaner, Kenmore, upright, 59.95-89.99/each
Washing machine, large capacity, 239.99-249.99/each
Wild bird seed, .89/5 lb bag


.20/daily paper

Personal care & health
Aspirin, Bayer, .89/100 count bottle
Alka Seltzer, .59/25 count box
Cough syrup, Vicks, 1.19/3 oz bottle
Deodorant, Gillette, Right Guard, 1.49/8 oz container
Eye drops, Visine, 1.99/1 oz container
Hair dryer, 1200 watts, 8.99-1.99/each
Lotion, Jergen's, 1.19/10 oz bottle
Mouthwash, Listermint, 1.25/24 oz bottle
Pepto Bismol, 1.77/16 oz box
Q-Tips, .79/400 count pack
Razor blades, Gillette Trac II, 1.69/10 count pkg
Shampoo, Johnson & Johnson Baby, 1.29-11 oz bottle
Soap, Zest, .35/6 oz bar
Throat losenges, Cepacol, .89/24 count box
Tissues, Scotties, .49/200 count box
Toilet tissue, Waldorf, .59/roll
Toothpaste, Crest, .99/7 oz tube

Real estate
Houses for sale
Denville, 3 bedrooms, colonial cape, 43,900.00
Randolph, 4 bedrooms, newer colonial, 84,900.00
Roxbury, 2 bedrooms, ranch, 35,000.00
Houses for rent
Morristown, 3 bedrooms, 500.00/month
Randolph, 3 bedrooms, 400.00/month
Roxbury, 4 rooms, 400.00/month
Apartments & rooms
Lake Hopatcong, 1 bedroom, 230.00/month
Mt. Arlington, 1 bedroom, garden apartment, 284.00/month
Parsippany, 3 rooms, 385.00/month

Recreation & amusements
AM/FM cassette recorder, Supremacy, 40.00-55.00/each
Ballet, NJ Ballet [Community Theater, Morristown, NJ], 3.50/ticket
Barbell set, 17.99-24.99/each
Cactus plant, .59/2.5" pot
Crayons, Crayola, .37-.52/24 count box
Dinner, Larison's Turkey Farm [Chester, NJ], full course, 5.95/weekdays
Movie ticket, Madison theater [Madison, NJ], 1.50/each
Playing cards, .19-.43/deck
Pool table, Cordova, 8' slate, 299.00-539.00/each
Sled, Gladding, metal & wood, 8.99/each
Superbowl buffet, The Auction, 7 ft TV screen, [Pine Brook, NJ], 5.95/person
Television, Sears, 19", color, 299.0/each
Tropical fish aquarium starter set, 21.99/each
Vacation, Walt Disney World, Orlando FL, 8 days/7 nights, including airfare, 233.00-377.00/person

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1 November 2006