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How much did it cost in Morris County, New Jersey?
a survey of retail prices advertised in the Daily Record, July 1-15, 1998

Automobiles
New
Ford Taurus, 15,988.00
Honda Civic LX, 16,345.00
Toyota Camry LE, 15,995.00
Used
1997, Honda Accord, 17,400.00
1994, Chevrolet Cavalier, 4,500.00
1990, Lincoln Continental, 3,900.00

Clothing
Girl's swim wear, 11.25-34.00/each
Men's pants, casual, 19.99-58.00/pair
Men's shirt, dress, 11.00-45.00/each
Men's shirt, sport, 12.74-39.50/each
Men's sport coat, 62.50-300.00/each
Men's suit, 187.50-475.00/each
Men's swim wear, 6.30-36.00/each
Running shoes, Reebok, 39.99-50.00/pair
Women's blouse, 25.20-48.00/each
Women's dress, 49.99-180.00/each
Women's shoes, dress, 58.99-69.99/pair
Women's shoes, Espadrilles, 14.99-24.00/pair
Women's suit, 79.99-269.00/each
Women's sundress, 17.99-34.00/each
Women's swim suit, 14.99-64.99/each

Employment
Accountant, 35,000.00/year
Auto mechanic, 23.00/hour
Clerk, 7.00/hour
EMT, 10.00-14.00/hour
Medical Technician, 24,000.00/year
Proofreader, 7.00/hour
Receptionist, 24,000.00/year
Secretary, 30,000.00/year
Teacher, toddler class, 9.00-10.00/hour

Food & beverages
Arugula, fresh, .79/pkg
Beef, ground sirloin, 1.79/lb
Beef, sirloin steak, boneless, 2.89/lb
Broccoli, .99/large bunch
Cantaloupe, .99/each
Cheese, Alpine Lace, 4.99/lb
Chicken, 1.29/lb
Cucumbers, Jersey fresh, .99/4
Eggplant, Jersey fresh, .99/lb
Eggs, .99/dozen
Fish, Talapia filet, fresh, 6.99/lb
Ham steak, 2.59/lb
Mangos, .99/2
Milk, skim, 2.29/gallon
Nectarines, .79/lb
Peaches, .79/lb
Soda, Coca Cola, .89/2 liter bottle
Tomatoes, beefsteak, .99/lb

Household
Air conditioner, GE, 8,000 BTU, 319.00/each
Bed-in-a-Bag (sheet set & comforter), twin, 59.00-79.00/each
Cookware, Farberware, 8 pieces, 69.99-99.99/set
Dinnerware, 20 pieces, 29.99-140.00/set
Dishwasher, GE, 469.00/each
Microwave oven, .5 cu ft, 69.97/each
Range, Kitchenaid, 30", gas, 399.00/each
Refrigerator, GE, 14 cu ft, 318.97/each
Sheets, Wamsutta, twin, 7.99-12.99/each
Towel, Martex, bath, 4.99-9.99/each
Vacuum cleaner, Hoover, upright, 69.77/each
Washing machine, Whirlpool, 248.97/each

Lawn & garden
Bird food, wild, 9.99/10 lb bag
Candles, citronella, 64 oz size, 2.99/each
Grass seed, 5.99/3 lb bag
Grill, Coleman, gas, 40,000 BTU, 194.00/each
Hedge trimmer, Black & Decker, 18", 44.97/each
Hose, garden, 50', 9.99/each
Lawn chair, stacking plastic, 4.96/each
Lawn mower, Murray, 5.5 HP, 20", 198.00/each
Patio table, plastic, 38", 26.94/each
Perennials, large, 20.00/4 one gallon containers
Top soil, 5.00/three 40 oz bags

Newspaper
.35/daily paper

Personal care & health
Eye exam, Hillman Kohan, 34.00-54.00/person
[note: advertising inserts (supermarket, drug store, etc.) not filmed with paper.]

Real estate
Houses for sale
Randolph, 4 bedrooms, colonial, 344,900.00
Rockaway Boro, 3 bedrooms, split level, 169,900.00
Roxbury, 4 bedrooms, Tudor colonial, 279,900.00
Houses for rent
Dover, 3 bedrooms, 935.00/month
Morris twp., 4 bedrooms, 1,800.00/month
Roxbury, 2 bedrooms, 895.00/month
Apartments & rooms
Chester, 1 bedroom, 650.00/month
Morristown, 1 bedroom in duplex, 995.00/month
Wharton, 2 bedrooms, 900.00/month

Recreation & amusements
CD player, portable, 34.99/each
Camcorder, Panasonic, 489.00/each
Camera, Fuji, 35 mm, 27.99/each
Computer, IBM, 233 MHZ Pentium, 599.00/each
Concert, Gershwin Centennial Celebration [Waterloo Village, NJ], 9.00/lawn; 15.00/tent
Dinner, Brookside Diner [Whippany, NJ], 6.99/person
Gambling trip, Foxwoods Casino, [CT], 21.00/person
Golf balls, Titleist, 20.00/4 dozen
Golf club, "Tight Lie," graphite, 60.00/each
Sidewalk chalk, 20 piece bucket, 1.77/each
Telephone, GE, cordless, with answering machine, 39.99/each
Television, Panasonic, 27", color stereo, 329.00/each
VCR, RCA, 99.00/each

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