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How much did it cost in Morris County, New Jersey?
a survey of retail prices advertised in the Daily Record, September 1-15, 1989

Chevrolet S10 Blazer, 15,750.00
Ford Escort LX, 10,219.00
Nissan Stanza E, 12,847.00
1988, Ford Mustang GT, 11,749.00
1987, Honda Civic, 7,985.00
1985, Buick Regal, 4,955.00

Boy's jeans, 13.50-19.00/pair
Girl's sweater, acrylic, 13.99-18.00/each
Men's boots, Timberline, 69.95-89.95/pair
Men's slacks, Dockers, 24.99-38.00/pair
Men's sport coat, 100% wool, 59.00-150.00/each
Men's suit, wool blends, 99.00-250.00/each
Men's sweater, cashmere, 99.00/each
Running shoes, Reebok, 27.99-34.99/pair
Women's blouse, 12.99-18.00/each
Women's dress, knit, 29.99-54.00/each
Women's pants, cotton chino, 9.99-24.00/pair
Women's shoes, Life Stride, 39.00/pair
Women's skirt, rayon, 9.99-20.00/each
Women's sweater, 9.99-22.00/each

Auto mechanic, 33,000.00/year
Clerk, 7.00/hour
Data entry, 10.00/hour
Early childhood teacher, certified, 6.50/hour
Executive assistant, 26,000.00/year
Football coach, freshman, Morris School District, 2,299.00/season
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) 15.00-20.00/hour
Receptionist/typist, 19,000.00-20,000.00/year
Secretary, 20,000.00/year
Warehouse worker, 6.00-10.00/hour

Food & beverages
Bacon, Armour, 1.29/lb pkg
Bananas, 1.00/3 lbs
Beef, bottom round roast, 1.69/lb
Cantaloupe, .99/each
Cereal, Kellogg's, Corn Flakes, .99/12 oz box
Cheese, Kraft, American singles, 1.59/12 oz pkg
Coffee, Chase & Sanborn, 1.29/11.5 oz can
Corn, 1.49/10 ears
Cornish game hens, Perdue, 1.49/lb
Crackers, Keebler, Town House, 1.69/lb box
Eggs, .79/dozen
Flour, Pillsbury, .99/5 lb bag
Frankfurters, Ball Park, 1.49/lb pkg
Ham, Virginia, sliced, 3.49/lb
Ice cream, Sealtest, 1.99/half gallon
Juice, Citrus Hill, orange, 1.69/64 oz carton
Lettuce, Romaine, .69/lb
Macaroni & cheese, Kraft, .88/two 5.5 oz boxes
Margarine, Parkay, .59/lb
Oil, olive, Bertolli, 8.99/3 litre can
Onions, yellow, .99/3 lb bag
Ovaltine, 2.69/12 oz jar
Peaches, .79/lb
Peanut butter, Skippy, 1.69/14 oz jar
Pie, Sara Lee, Bake & Serve, 1.99/27 oz box
Pop Tarts, Kellogg's, .99/11 oz box
Potato chips, Wise, .99/6.5 oz bag
Rice, Uncle Ben's, 1.99/2 lb box
Salad dressing, Kraft, .99/pint bottle
Soda, Pepsi, 2.99/12 pack 12 oz cans
Soup, Campbell's, .39/10 oz can
Strawberries, .99/pint
Tomatoes, .89/lb
Water, Perrier, .89/1 pint 7 oz bottle
Watermelon, .19/lb
Yogurt, Breyers, .88/two 8 oz containers

Household & seasonal goods
Aluminum wrap, Pathmark, .59/25 foot roll
Chrysanthemums, 6" pots, 2.99-3.99/each
Dinnerware, Nikko, 20 pieces, serves 4, 59.99-100.00/set
Dishwasher, Modern Maid, 24", 357.00/each
Laundry detergent, Wisk, 2.99/half gallon
Lawn seed, 2.99/3 lbs
Microwave oven, deluxe, 69.00/each
Rake, Ames, 20", 2.97/each
Range, Tappan, gas, 30", 228.00/each
Sheet set, Academy, twin size, 22.99-29.99/set
Towels, bath, 9.99-14.00/each
Vacuum cleaner, Hoover, upright, 59.00/each
Washing machine, Hotpint, 199.00-269.99/each
Wheelbarrow, Service Star, 24.99/each


Personal care & health
Alka Seltzer, 2.69/36 count pkg
Cold medicine, Sudafed, tablets, 2.79/24 count box
Deodorant, Power Stick, 1.69/2.5 oz
Hair conditioner, VO5, .99/15 oz bottle
Hair spray, Rave, .99/7 oz can
Pain reliever, Tylenol, gelcaps, 3.99/50 count bottle
Permanent wave, Frank Anthony Salon, [Chester, NJ], 15.00/head
Shampoo, Finesse, 1.99/11 oz bottle
Tissue, Kleenex, 1.29/250 count box
Toothbrush, Aim, 1.59/each
Toothpaste, Gleem, 1.79/7 oz container
Vitamins, Centrum, 7.49-9.99/130 count bottle
Weight loss clinic, 4.00/week

Real estate
Houses for sale
Florham Park, 4 bedrooms, split level, 310,000.00
Lincoln Park, 3 bedrooms, colonial, 198,000.00
Rockaway, 1 bedroom, condo, 89,900.00
Houses for rent
Boonton, 3 bedrooms, 995.00/month
Chester, 4 bedrooms, 1,600.00/month
Mount Olive, 5 bedrooms, 1,300.00/month
Apartments & rooms
Budd Lake, efficiency, 335.00/month
Hanover Twp., 1 bedroom, 765.00/month
Mount Arlington, 4 rooms, 550.00/month

Recreation & amusements
Antique fair, [Lafayette, NJ], 2.00/admission
Bowling, Dover Lanes, [Dover, NJ], .10/game; .50/shoe rental; .50/hot dogs & sodas
Bus trip, Atlantic City, including 15.00 in coin, 20.00/round trip
Cell phone, 199.00/each
Computer, Commodore 128D, 399.99/each
Computer game system, Sega Genesis, 189.99/system; 49.98/individual games
Dinner, Tavern on the Green, [Morristown, NJ], half lobster, 9.95/person
Doll, Playskool, Baby Doll Surprise, 19.99/each
Greek festival & bazaar, County College of Morris, [Randolph, NJ], .50/child; 1.00/adult
Hotel room, Mountain Inn, [Rockaway, NJ], 39.50/weekend; 49.50/weekday
Karate, 3 lessons, 9.95/person
Movie, Madison Triple Cinema, [Madison, NJ], 3.00/matinee
Television, GE, 20", cable ready, color, 269.00-319.00/each
VCR, Panasonic, 349.00-399.00/each
Walkman, Sony, 79.00/each

School supplies
Backpack, Fisher Price, 10.99/each
Calculator, Texas Instruments, 5.99/each
Crayons, Crayola, 8.99/72 count box
Lunch kit, with character thermos, 4.99/each
Pens, Bic, .89/10 pack
Pencils, .44/10 pack
School box, 1.39/each
Theme book, Plymouth, 1.99/60 page count
Trapper Keeper, 4.29/each

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13 February 2007