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How much did it cost in Morris County, New Jersey?
a survey of retail prices advertised in the Daily Record, January 1-15, 1977

Automobiles
New
Mercury, Bobcat, 3,588.00
Toyota, Corolla, 2,870.00
Triumph, TR7, 4,995.00
Used
1974, Lincoln Continental, Mark IV, 5,400.000
1973, Opel, Manta Luxus, 1,800.00
1970, Ford, Torino, 800.00

Clothing
Boy's slacks, corduroy, 3.75-9.75/pair
Girl's jacket, down filled, 14.75-32.00/each
Girl's skirt, denim, 2.99-4.99/each
Junior's long skirts, 25" for boots, 12.00-14.00/each
Men's dress shirt, 10.00-14.00/each
Men's jeans, 13.00-18.00/pair
Men's necktie, polyester, 2.99-5.00/each
Men's shoes, 22.00-30.00/pair
Men's sweater, 9.00-20.00/each
Snowmobile boots, 7.99-11.99/pair
Snowmobile suits, mens & ladies, 34.99-52.99/each
Women's blouse, quiana nylon print, 9.75-20.00/each
Women's coat, London Fog, 69.75-150.00/each
Women's pajamas, 7.99-11.00/pair
Women's pants suit, 19.99-26.00/each
Women's shoes, 8.99-30.00/pair
Women's sweater, cardigan, 15.00-32.00/each

Employment & services
Accountant, 12,000.00/year
Accounting clerk, 563.00/month
Chemical engineer, 18,000.00/year
Insurance, casualty claims adjuster, 14,000.00/year
Insurance clerk, 650.00/month
Management trainee, 18,000.00-20,000.00/year
Receptionist, 135.00-140.00/week
Sales trainee, 7,800.00/year
Secretary, junior level, 628.00/month
Typist-clerk, 650.00/month

Food & beverages
Apple sauce, Mott's, 1.00/two 25 oz jars
Bacon, Stop & Shop, .99/lb
Bananas, 1.00/5 lbs
Beef, London Broil, 1.79/lb
Bisquick, .97/40 oz box
Cake, Sara Lee, pound, .87/11 oz pkg
Cake mix, Betty Crocker, .35/18.5 oz pkg
Cheese, Kraft, Velveeta, .99/lb
Chicken, Perdue, Oven Roaster, .69/lb
Cocoa, Swiss Miss, .89/12 oz pkg
Coffee, Maxwell House, instant, 2.99/10 oz jar
Cookies, Keebler, Fudge Stripes, .79/12 oz pkg
Crackers, Sunshine, Krispy saltines, 1.00/two 16 oz pkgs
Fish, tuna, Starkist, chunk light, 1.00/two 6.5 oz cans
Frankfurters, Hebrew national, 1.39/12 oz pkg
French fries, Birds Eye, .29/10 oz pkg
Ham, semi-boneless, 1.69/lb
Grapefruit, red, .99/5
Juice, Ocean Spray, cranberry, frozen, 1.00/four 6 oz cans
Juice, Tropicana, frozen, 10.00/six 6 oz cans
Ketchup, Heinz, .89/32 oz bottle
Lemons, .49/6
Maple syrup, Vermont Maid, 1.29/36 oz bottle
Margarine, 1.00/two 1 lb containers
Mayonnaise, Kraft, .79/quart jar
Oranges, navel, 1.00/12 large
Peas, Birds Eye, frozen, .33/10 oz pkg
Potatoes, .89/10 lb bag
Preserves, Smuckers, grape jelly, 1.00/3 lb jar
Spaghetti, Muellers, 1.00/two 1 lb pkgs
Tea, Lipton, bags, .99/100 count box
TV dinner, Morton, .39/10 oz pkg
Waffles, Eggo, frozen, .79/17 oz pkg
Yogurt, Light n'Lively, 1.00/four 8 oz cups

Household & seasonal goods
Cleanser, Ajax, 1.39/40 oz pkg
Cooking set, Revereware, stainless steel, 8 piece, 45.00/set
Dish detergent, Joy, .69/22 oz bottle
Duraflame log, .89/each
Glue, Elmer's, .59-.99/8 oz bottle
Laundry detergent, Wisk, .99/quart
Paper towels, Bounty, .49/100 count roll
Range, Kenmore, gas, 199.00/each
Refrigerator, Sears, 15.2 cu ft, 379.00-429.99/each
Towel, Lady Pepperell, bath, 2.99/each
Vacuum cleaner, Kenmore, upright, 59.95-89.99/each
Washing machine, large capacity, 239.99-249.99/each
Wild bird seed, .89/5 lb bag

Newspaper

.20/daily paper

Personal care & health
Aspirin, Bayer, .89/100 count bottle
Alka Seltzer, .59/25 count box
Cough syrup, Vicks, 1.19/3 oz bottle
Deodorant, Gillette, Right Guard, 1.49/8 oz container
Eye drops, Visine, 1.99/1 oz container
Hair dryer, 1200 watts, 8.99-1.99/each
Lotion, Jergen's, 1.19/10 oz bottle
Mouthwash, Listermint, 1.25/24 oz bottle
Pepto Bismol, 1.77/16 oz box
Q-Tips, .79/400 count pack
Razor blades, Gillette Trac II, 1.69/10 count pkg
Shampoo, Johnson & Johnson Baby, 1.29-11 oz bottle
Soap, Zest, .35/6 oz bar
Throat losenges, Cepacol, .89/24 count box
Tissues, Scotties, .49/200 count box
Toilet tissue, Waldorf, .59/roll
Toothpaste, Crest, .99/7 oz tube

Real estate
Houses for sale
Denville, 3 bedrooms, colonial cape, 43,900.00
Randolph, 4 bedrooms, newer colonial, 84,900.00
Roxbury, 2 bedrooms, ranch, 35,000.00
Houses for rent
Morristown, 3 bedrooms, 500.00/month
Randolph, 3 bedrooms, 400.00/month
Roxbury, 4 rooms, 400.00/month
Apartments & rooms
Lake Hopatcong, 1 bedroom, 230.00/month
Mt. Arlington, 1 bedroom, garden apartment, 284.00/month
Parsippany, 3 rooms, 385.00/month

Recreation & amusements
AM/FM cassette recorder, Supremacy, 40.00-55.00/each
Ballet, NJ Ballet [Community Theater, Morristown, NJ], 3.50/ticket
Barbell set, 17.99-24.99/each
Cactus plant, .59/2.5" pot
Crayons, Crayola, .37-.52/24 count box
Dinner, Larison's Turkey Farm [Chester, NJ], full course, 5.95/weekdays
Movie ticket, Madison theater [Madison, NJ], 1.50/each
Playing cards, .19-.43/deck
Pool table, Cordova, 8' slate, 299.00-539.00/each
Sled, Gladding, metal & wood, 8.99/each
Superbowl buffet, The Auction, 7 ft TV screen, [Pine Brook, NJ], 5.95/person
Television, Sears, 19", color, 299.0/each
Tropical fish aquarium starter set, 21.99/each
Vacation, Walt Disney World, Orlando FL, 8 days/7 nights, including airfare, 233.00-377.00/person

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