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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, 1978

Automobiles
New
Honda Civic, 4,299.00
Plymouth, Voyager Van, 6,419.00
Pontiac, Sunbird, Sport Hatch, 2,470.00
Used
1977, Buick Regal, 1,300.00
1976, Toyota Corolla, 2,600.00
1973, AMC Gremlin, 1,750.00

Clothing
Boy's swim suit, 2.88-4.99/each
Girl's bathing suit, 9.98-20.00/each
Girl's rugby shirt, 4.98-8.98/each
Men's necktie, 2.00-8.50/each
Men's painter's pants, 6.98/pair
Men's shirt, sport, 2.99-3.99/each
Men's slacks, gabardine, 8.00-9.99/pair
Men's sport coat, 49.90-90.00/each
Men's sport shirt, 2.99-3.99/each
Men's suit, 59.88-110.50/each
Jeans, Wrangler, 5.98/pair
Tennis shoes, Fred Perry, 14.99-21.95/pair
Women's shoes, Red Cross, 9.99-16.99/pair
Women's short sleeve tops, 2.99-3.99/each
Women's shorts, 2.98/pair
Women's swim suit, 12.00-42.00/each

Employment
Billing clerk, 9,200.00/year
File clerk, 6,240.00/year
Insurance accountant, 18,000.00/year
Insurance underwriter, property/casualty, 26,000.00/year
Receptionist-typist, 10,000.00/year
Sales, telephone, 3.00/hour
Secretary, 11,700.00-12,700.00/year

Food & beverages
Apples, Granny Smith, .29/lb
Bacon, Jones, 1.89/lb
Beef, sirloin steak, 1.49/lb
Bread, rye, .79/2 lb loaf
Cake, Pepperidge Farm, layer, 1.19/17 oz pkg
Cake mix, Betty Crocker, .59/18.5 oz pkg
Cereal, Cheerios, .69/15 oz box
Cheese, Borden, American singles, 1.49/16 oz pkg
Cherries, Bing, .69/lb
Chicken, mixed parts, .49/lb
Coffee, Savarin, 2.30/lb
Eggs, .59/dozen
Fish, tuna, Chicken of the Sea, .59/6.5 oz can
Frankfurters, Toban's, 1.69/lb
Ham, smoked, rump cut, 1.09/lb
Juice, Minute Maid, orange, .79/12 oz can
Lettuce, iceberg, .48/large head
Marshmallows, Ann Page, .49/16 oz pkg
Mustard, Gulden's, spicy brown, .26/8 oz jar
Onions, 1.00/5 lbs
Oranges, .99/10
Peaches, 1.00/3
Pickles, B & G, .99/quart
Pie, Mrs. Smith, apple, .99/26 oz box
Pork & beans, Campbell's, 1.00/four 16 oz cans
Potato chips, Wise, .69/8 oz bag
Potatoes, .98/5 lb bag
Soda, C & C cola, .69/six 12 oz cans
Watermelon, .10/lb
Yogurt, Light & Lively, 1.00/three 8 oz cups

Household
Air conditioner, Emerson, Quiet Kool, 5000 BTU, 159.95/each
Aluminum wrap, Reynolds, 1.00/three 25' rolls
Bleach, Clorox, .59/64 oz bottle
Carpet, DuPont, high fashion, 8.99-12.99/square yard
Dishwasher, GE, 169.95/each
Disinfectant, Lysol spray, 1.79/18 oz can
Food processor, General Electric, 14.99/each
Laundry detergent, Tide, 1.99/3 lb box
Microwave oven, Tappan, 269.95/each
Paint, Lucite, house, 7.99-11.99/gallon
Paper plates, Marvel, 9", .88/100 ct pkg
Paper towels, Scott, .59/119 sheet roll
Range, Magic Chef, gas, 30", 290.00/each
Refrigerator, 10 cu ft, 249.95/each
Washing machine, GE, 179.95/each

Lawn & garden
Candle, citronella, patio, .49-.79/each
Chair, aluminum folding, 5.44/each
Charcoal briquettes, Mr. Bar-B-Q, 2.29-2.89/20 lb bag
Charcoal lighter fluid, .49-.79/quart can
Hose, garden, Black & White, 50', 5.88/each
Lawn & plant food, Triple Green, 2.77-3.99/40 lb bag
Lawn sprinkler, Nelson Beta Rain, Impulse, 5.88-8.49/each
Lawnmower, Rickels Deluxe, 21", 88.88-129.99/each
Wheelbarrow, 3 cu ft, 11.77-15.99/each

Newspaper
.10/daily paper

Personal care & health
Antacid, Rolaids, tablets, .53/pkg 3 rolls
Aspirin, Excedrin, 1.44/100 count bottle
Band Aids, .79/60 count pkg
Cleansing cream, Pond's, 1.19/8 oz
Deodorant, Ban Roll-On, 1.29/2.5 oz container
Diapers, disposible, Johnson's, 1.49/12 pack
Hair dryer, 1200 watt, 9.99/each
Hair spray, Vidal Sassoon, 1.49, 8 oz container
Mouthwash, Signal, 1.00/18 oz bottle
Razor blades, Gillette Trac II, .83/5
Shampoo, Vidal Sassoon, 1.49-8 oz bottle
Suntan lotion, Coppertone, 1.49-1.89/4 oz bottle
Toothpaste, Aim, 1.00/8.2 oz tube
Vaseline, .99/7.5 oz jar
Vitamins, Unicap, 3.29/120 count bottle

Real estate
Houses for sale
Lake Hopatcong, 4 bedrooms, ranch, 48,500.00
Madison, 3 bedrooms, ranch, 72,000.00
Rockaway, 4 bedrooms, colonial, 66,900.00
Houses for rent
White Meadow Lake, 6 rooms, 300.00/month
Apartments & rooms
Flanders, Oakwood Village, 1 bedroom, 260.00/month
Morris Plains, 2 bedroms, 365.00/month
Succasunna, room, 40.00/week

Recreation & amusements
Bicycle, Raleigh, Sprite, 10 speed, 109.95/each
Book, James Michener's Chesapeake, 12.95/each
CB, Realistic, 99.95-199.95/each
Camera, Pentax K2, SLR, 300.00/each
Canoe, aluminum & fiberglass, 12', 145.00/each
Dinner, Longhorn Restaurant [Jefferson, NJ], 4.95/person
Dinner theater, Birchwood Manor, [Whippany, NJ], 14.95/person
Guitar & banjo lessons, New Music Box [Kenvil, NJ], 14.00/month July 4th concert & fireworks, Morristown High School Athletic Field, 1.00/admission
Movie, Rockaway 6, 1.50/child; 2.75/adult
Movie camera, Kodak Ektrasound 130, 99.95/each
NJ Ballet, Chatham Borough High School, 3.00-5.00/ticket
Radio, pocket, 2.99-5.95/each
Record album, 4.37-7.98/each
Television, Sony, 19", color, 399.99
Tennis racquette, Davis Duke, 39.95-60.00/each

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