Notes on prices in the 1950s.

1956-1957

In the 1950s 1 coke can was 10-15 cents,A gallon of gas was was 23 cents,A movie was about 50 cents,glass of milk was about 12 cents,An ice cream soda was about 23 cents,A hamburger was 15 -18 cents or 6 hamburgers for 1 dollar,Fries were 10 – 20 cents,A coffe was 10 cents.The income average medium for a four person family in 1956 was $5,319.

19 50s

The additonal prices in the 1950s were for eggs it were 72 cents per dozen, milk was 21 cents a quart,Round steak was 94 cents(lb)coffe was 55 cents(lb) orangs was 52 cents per dozen,butter was 60 cents (lb) A magazine was 15 cents,sport shirts were for a short sleve it was $3.65 for a long sleve it was $4.95, blue jeans were from $3.00 to $5.00, Loaf bread was 20 cents,gallon of gas was 25 cents minimum wage was one dollar.

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One response to “Notes on prices in the 1950s.

  1. Besides how little you got paid, I love their prices! In reality though, $1.00 for minimum wage and prices like that you might actually not be that tight for money. Cause if you think about it if you work ten hours a day you could by diner for the family, plus buy a shirt or two.

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