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How much did it cost in Morris County, New Jersey?
a survey of retail prices advertised in the Daily Record, May 1-15, 1962


Automobiles
Ford Galaxy, new 2,645.00
Triumph Herald, new 1,595.00
Chevrolet Bel Air, used, 1960 1,750.00
Chevrolet Wagon, used, 1956 590.00
Olds 88, used, 1955 490.00
Studebaker, used, 1950 35.00
Tires, Sears 13.94-18.94 each

Beverages
Coffee, Maxwell House .59/lb can
Juice, apple .89/4 quart bottles
Soda, Linden House 1.00/6 28oz bottles

Clothing
Men's 100% wool suits 45.00
Men's wash'n'wear tropical slacks 4.97/pair
Men's sport coats 29.95
Men's half sleeve shirts reg. 2.50, sale 1.00
Ladies' blouse 2.39
Ladies' slack sets reg. 4.98, sale 2.99
Ladies' shirtwaist dresses 2.00
Women's dusters (house dresses) 5.98
Misses' car coats 5.00
Boys' and girl's spring jackets 2.79
Baby sunsuits 1.00-1.98
Watch, ladies, Elgin 19.95

Employment
Accountant, junior 6,000.00/year
Clerk 80.00/week
IBM tab operator 95.00/week
Lab technicians, 3,900.00-5,400.00/year
Personnel manager 8,000.00/year
Production control, 4,400.00/year
Sales trainee 6,000.00/year
Telephone solicitors, up to 3.00/hour

Food
Apples, McIntosh .39/3 lbs
Beef, rib steaks .79/lb
Bread .29/2 loaves
Broccoli .25/large bunch
Butter .63/lb
Canteloupe .29/each
Catsup, Pride of the Farm .19/14 oz bottle
Cheese, Swiss .69/lb
Cookies, Keebler Fudge Sandwich .39/lb pkg
Cookies, Nabisco Fig Newtons .31/lb pkg
Eggs, .89/2 dozen
Fish, cod fillet .69/lb
Frozen food, pot pie, Birdseye .19/8 oz pie
Ham, Cottage .59/lb
Ice cream .59-.99/half gallon
Margarine, Foodtown .15/lb package
Mayonnaise .49/quart
Onions, Texas .29/3 lbs
Oranges, Valencia .29/10 oranges
Preserves, grape jelly, Kraft .29/20 oz jar
Strawberries .20/pint
Sugar, granulated .49/5 lb bag

Furniture
Bed, Hollywood reg. 59.95, sale 29.00
Bedroom set, 6 piece reg. 259.00, sale 119.00
Dinette set, 5 piece 34.00/table & 4 chairs
Dining room set, teak, 7 piece 239.00
Living room set, 3 piece 149.00
Sofa, 72" traditional, reg. 339.00, sale 199.00

Garden equipment
Geraniums 2.98/12 plants
Grass seed 1.39/5 lb bag
Hose reg. 4.95, sale 2.88
Lawn mower, 19" reg. 49.88
Lilac bushes 3.95
Rake, leaf reg. 1.00, sale .66
Wheelbarrow 7.77/each

Household goods
Air conditioner, GE 166.00
Aluminum foil .29/25' roll
Dishwasher, Westinghouse 139.95
Ironing table reg. 6.95, sale 2.89
Laundry detergent, Shop-Rite .49/quart
Refrigerator, Sears Kenmore 198.00
Sheets, Cannon reg. 1.94-2.04, sale 1.57
Vaccum cleaner, Westinghouse 39.95
Washing machine, Sears Kenmore 188.00

Medicine & health care
Alka-seltzer .49/25 count package
Aspirin, Bufferin 2.37/225 count bottle
Pepto-Bismol reg. .59, sale .39

Newspapers
Daily Record .07/weekday paper
Classified advertising: 2 lines, 1 day 1.00; 10 lines, 6 days 13.80

Personal care
Eye pencil reg. 1.00, sale .48
Facial tissue 1.00/6 boxes 400 count
Shampoo, Lustre Creme 1.00/7 oz bottle
Tooth brush, Pepsodent reg. .69, sale .49
Toothpaste, Crest reg. .83, sale .49

Professional Services
Film developing, Kodacolor, 12 exp. 2.85
Permanent wave, Epsteins 15.00
Portraits, photograhy, 9 pictures 12.95

Real estate
Heights of Jockey Hollow, new, Morristown 24,990.00
High Country Estates, new, Morris Plains 31,000.00
Colonial 5 bedrooms, Madison 31.500.00
Cape cod, 2 bedrooms, Rockaway 14,500.00
Ranch, 3 bedrooms, Denville 28,000.00
Apartment, 3 1/2 rooms, Morristown 140.00/month
Apartment, 3 rooms, Whippany 85.00/month
Room for rent, no location specified 15.00/week

Recreation & amusements
Badminton set, 2 player reg. 1.39, sale .88
Baseball gloves 3.95-32.45
Bus trip, Garden State Race Track bus trip 3.75/round trip
Camera, 35mm reg. 134.00, sale 8.88
Camera film, 3 roll pack reg. 1.50, sale .59
Cook-out briquettes .99/20 lb bag
Dance classes, 10 weeks 16.00/person
Fishing rod & reel reg. 2.38, sale 1.39
Lunch, Colonial Inn, Madison 1.25
Movie , Ledgewood Drive-in 1.00/car
Phono-radio, Westinghouse 59.95
Sneakers, 1.77/pair
Suitcases, Samsonite 9.97-12.97
Television, Du Mont automatic 189.00-1,250.00

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