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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, 1968

Automobiles
New
BMW, 2,597.00
Chevrolet, Impala, sport coup, 3,468.00
Toyota, Corona, 1,930.00
Used
1967, Ford Mustang, V8, 2,095.00
1965, Plymouth Sports Fury, 1595.00
1959, Ford Convertible, 200.00

Clothing
Boy's sport coat, 19.95-24.95/each
Junior's jacket, cotton, 2.00/each
Junior's pant suit, 12.50-31.98/each
Men's jacket, golf, 4.88-8.95/each
Men's shirt, short sleeve, 3.99-5.00/each
Men's shoes, Bostonian, 19.95-25.95/each
Men's slacks, tropical, 13.95-16.95/pair
Men's sport coat, dacron & wool, 39.95-50.00/each
Men's suit, Botany, tropical, 69.95-89.95/each
Women's bathing suit, 6.99/each
Women's dress, knit, 17.99-23.00/each
Women's sandals, 1.33-1.99/pair
Women's shoes, Naturalizer, 11.00-19.00/pair
Women's shorts, Bermuda, 10.99-14.00/each
Women's swim suit, 13.99-17.99/each

Employment
Accountant, 7,500.00/year
Clerk, 4,100.00/year
Clerk typist, 75.00-85.00/week
Draftsman, junior, 7,200.00/year
Engineer trainee, 7,000.00-7,500.00/year
Math clerk, 97.00/week
Salesman, 8,500.00/year
Secretary, legal, 110.00/week

Food & beverages
Baby food, Gerber's, .07/4.5 oz jar
Beef, sirloin steak, .95/lb
Bread, Shop Rite, .39/12 oz loaf
Cake, Sara Lee, pound, .59/12 oz pkg
Cherries, Bing, .49/lb
Coffee, Maxwell House, .69/lb
Corn, fresh, .29/3 ears
Fish, tuna, Bumble Bee, .89/three 6.5 oz cans
Frankfurters, .59/lb pkg
French fries, Shop Rite, frozen, 1.00/three 2 lb bags
Ham, Swift, canned, 3.99/5 lb can
Hamburger rolls, Foodtown, .25/8 oz pkg
Jell-O, .07/pkg
Juice, Hawaiian Punch, .89/three 1 quart 14 oz cans
Ketchup, .59/two 20 oz bottles
Ice cream, Eskimo Pie, .59/6 pack
Lemons, .25/6
Margarine, Blue Bonnett, .26-.34/lb
Marshmallows, Kraft, .49/two 1 lb pkgs
Mayonnaise, Hellman's, .59/quart jar
Nectarines, .29/lb
Peaches, .19/lb
Peanut butter, Peter Pan, .45/18 oz jar
Popcorn, Virginia Lee, .25/7 oz pkg
Potato chips, Shop Rite, .39/12 oz pkg
Sugar, Domino, .53/5 lb bag
TV Dinner, Swanson, .69/lb pkg
Watermelon, .05/lb
Yogurt, Shop Rite, .29/two half pint containers

Household
Air conditioner, 5000 BTU, 99.00/each
Dishwashing detergent, Dove, .57/22 oz bottle
Fan, El Dorado, electric 20", 12.88/each
Freezer, Hotpoint, 10.1 cu ft, 149.00/each
Laundry detergent, Surf, .64/50 oz box
Matches, Packer, book, .10/50 count box
Paint, house, 4.69-5.99/gallon
Paper cups, Jolly, 7 oz size, .59/100 count bag
Paper plates, Fonda, 9", .79/100 count pkg
Range, gas, 30", 129.88/each
Refrigerator, Hotpoint, 11.6 cu ft, 199.95/each
Washing machine, Hotpoint, 159.00/each

Lawn & garden
Bar-B-Q grill, 16" on long legs, 1.99-3.49/each
Candles, Citronella, 1.00/3
Chair, folding, lawn, 3.49/each
Charcoal, Oakburne, 1.17/20 lb bag
Charcoal lighter fluid, Gulf-Lite, .49/quart
Flag set, 3' X 5', 2.44/set
Hammock, Hancock-Lounge, 9.99/each
Hibachi barbeque grille, cast iron, 8.99/double size
Hose, garden, vinyl, .69/50 feet
Insecticide, Raid, .99-1.39/14.5 oz can
Lawn mower, 19", 39.88/each
Picnic table set, California redwood, 28.80/set
Rake, leaf, .66/each
Watering can, 1.66/2 gallon capacity

Newspaper
.10/daily paper

Personal care & health
Antiseptic spray, Bactine, 1.49/4.5 oz container
Baby lotion, Mennen, Baby Magic, .79/9 oz bottle
Baby powder, Mennen, .69-.89/14 oz can
Band-aids, .47/31 count pkg
Deodorant, Right Guard, spray, .79/7 oz can
Diapers, disposable, Pampers, 1.49/box of 36
Hair spray, Hidden Magic, .99/6 oz can
Insect repellant, Off, .44-.69/3.8 foam type can
Petroleum jelly, Vaseline, .49/8 oz jar
Shaving cream, Rise, .59/11 oz can
Shampoo, Prell, .99/11.5 oz bottle
Skin cream, Noxema, .49/4 oz jar
Soap, Dove, .37/2 regular bars
Sunglasses, .77-1.00/pair
Suntan oil, Coppertone, .99-1.50/9 oz bottle
Toilet paper, Scott, .45/four 1,000 count sheet rolls
Toothpaste, Colgate, .65/8 oz tube
Vitamins, Chocks, 1.97-3.29/100 count bottle

Real estate
Houses for sale
Hanover Twp., 3 bedrooms, 39,900.00
Morris Twp., 4 bedrooms, colonial, 49,500.00
Morristown, two family, 19,500.00
Houses for rent
Boonton, 2 bedrooms, 230.00/month
Lake Hopatcong, cottage, summer rental, 140.00/week
Mendham Boro, 4 bedrooms, 275.00/month
Apartments & rooms
Dover, efficiency, 135.00/month
Morristown, Heritage House, 1 bedroom, 155.00/month
Parsippany, Park Lake Village, 1 bedroom, 120.00/month

Recreation & amusements
Beach umbrella, 6.88/each
Camera, Polaroid, "Big Swinger," 17.85/each
Camera film, Kodak, color CX-126, 20 exposures, 3.49/each
Eight track stereo, Borg-Warner, 99.88/each
Golf balls, .88-1.38/3 pack
Golf clubs, 7 piece set, adult, 24.88-29.88/each
Phonograph, Panasonic, portable, 19.95/each
Radio, transistor, pocket, 3.49/each
Swimming pool, 21' X 21', above ground, installed, 479.00/each
Tape recorder, Panasonic, 29.95/each
Television, Panasonic, 88 square inch viewing area, 69.95/each
Tennis balls, .99/can of 3
Tennis racket, 3.88-5.95/each
Walkie talkie, 5.99/pair

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