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How much did it cost in Morris County, New Jersey?
a survey of retail prices advertised in the Daily Record, October 1-15, 1980

Automobiles
New
Buick Regal, 8,085.00
Buick Grand Prix, 7,727.00
Plymoth Volare, 5,888.00
Used
1975, Ford, Pinto Squire, 1,995.00
1974, Chevy Malibu Classic, 1,575.00
1973, Pontiac Firebird, 2,495.00

Clothing
Men's boots, Cowboy, 29.99-40.00/pair
Men's jeans, Levi's, 13.30-27.00/pair
Men's neckties, Resillo, 7.50-15.00/each
Men's shirt, Hahne's, dress, 13.50-18.50/each
Men's suit, wool worsted, 425.00/each
Misses' velour shirt, Mandee, 8.99-13.98
Women's coat, full-length dress, 80.00-220.00/each
Women's jacket, fake fur, 39.99/each
Women's pants, acrylic, 6.99 & 9.99/pair
Women's pants, corduroy, 15.00-23.00/pair
Women's shirt, Oxford, 11.00-15.00/each

Employment & services
Artist, graphic, 225.00-250.00/week
Machinist, Westinghouse, 7.45/hour
Librarian, Randolph High School, long term substitute, 35.00/day
Life Insurance, 200,000 benefit, 298.00/year (male, age 35, nonsmoker)
Orthodontist assistant, 6.00/hour
Payroll clerk, 13,500.00/year
Secretary, 200.00/week
Security guards, Wells Fargo, 3.47-5.00/hour
Welder, 7.87/hour

Food & beverages
Apple, Red Delicious, .59/lb
Bacon, Armour, 1.39/half lb
Bananas, Dole, 1.00/3 lbs
Beef, top sirloin, 2.79/lb
Bread, pumpernickel, 1.00/two 16 oz loaves
Butter, Land O'Lakes, 1.99/lb
Cake mix, Betty Crocker, .69/18.5 oz box
Cereal, Post Raisin Bran, 1.19/20 oz box
Cheese, Borden, American singles, 1.59/lb
Cocoa, Nestle's, 1.59/14 oz pkg
Coffee, 8 O'Clock, 1.99/lb
Cookies, Nabisco, Nutter Butter, .89/13.5 oz box
Crackers, Nabisco, Ritz, .99/16 oz box
Eggs, Cumberland Farms, large, .83/dozen
Fish, Chicken of the Sea, tuna, solid white, .99/7 oz can
Fish, Gorton's, frozen fish sticks, 1.69/12 oz box
Flour, Pillsbury, .89/5 lb bag
Grapes, Sweet Tokay, .59/lb
Jelly, Smuckers, .99/3 lb jar
Juice, Minute Maid, Orange, frozen, .79/2 oz can
Ketchup, Heinz, .89/2 lb bottle
Margarine, Parkay, .39/lb
Onions, yellow, .79/5 lb bag
Oranges, Sunkist, large, 1.00/8
Pickles, Vlasic, Polish Spears, .99/24 oz jar
Pizza, Elio's frozen,.69/12 oz pkg
Potato chips, Lay's, 1.49/16 oz bag
Potatoes, No. 1, Eastern White, 1.49/ten lb bag
Salad dressing, Pfeiffer, .49/8 oz bottle
Soup, Nestle, Souptime, dry mix, .49/4 pack
Tea, Tetley, 1.69/125 count package
Yogurt, La Yogurt, 1.00/three 6 oz containters

Furniture
Bed, twin, 169.88/each
Bedroom set, maple, 2 pieces, 229.00/set
Chair, wicker, "peacock" style, 49.99-79.99/each
Dinette, modern, 7 piece, 812.00/set
Dining room set, "Mediterranean," 5 piece, 399.99-499.99/set
Dresser, colonial, maple, 159.99-179.99/each
Mattress, twin, firm, 65.00/each
Rug, oriental design, 8' X 12', 199.00-399.00/each
Sofa, contemporary, 299.99-449.99/each
Table, Parson's, 75.00/each

Household & seasonal goods
Blanket, electric, full size, single control, 29.99-50.00/each
Carpet, Sears, 9.99/sq yard
Chrysanthemums, 1.89/pot
Clothes dryer, Kenmore, electric, 229.00/each
Coffee maker, Mr. Coffee, 12 cup, 29.97-39.95/each
Detergent, Ajax, 1.99/5 lb 4 oz box
Disinfectant spray, Lysol, 1.99/18 oz container
Fireplace logs, A&P brand, 6.96/6 log case
Garage door opener, 159.95/each
Laundry detergent, Tide, 1.89/49 oz box
Lawn tractor, 10 HP, 899.00/each
Microwave oven, Sharp, 1.53 cu ft, 499.00-575.00/each
Rake, bamboo, 30", 4.99-6.99/each
Range, Kenmore, electric, 299.95/each
Refrigerator, Kenmore, 17 cu ft, 449.95-639.95/each
Sewing machine, Kenmore, 159.95/each
Toilet, water saver, 49.99/each
Towels, bath, terry, 2.99/each
Vacuum cleaner, Hoover, Deluxe Dial-a-Matic, 889.99-160.00/each
Washing machine, Kenmore, large capacity, 289.00/each

Newspapers
Daily Record [Morristown NJ].25/daily paper

Personal care & health
Antacid, Maalox, liquid, 1.89/12 oz bottle
Aspirin, Bayer, 1.49/100 count bottle
Cold medicine, Contac, .99/18 count pkg
Contact lenses, Bausch & Lomb, "Ultrathin Soflens," 39.00/pair
Curling iron, Gillette, 7.99-9.90/each
Denture cleaner, Efferdent, tablets, 2.29/96 count bottle
Deodorant, Sure solid, 1.79/2 oz container
Hair dryer, Sunbeam, 1200 watt, 9.97-12.70/each
Mouthwash, Signal, 1.00/18 oz bottle
Shampoo, Faberge Organics, .99/15oz bottle
Toilet paper, Charmin, 1.09/4 roll pkg
Toothbrush, Pepsodent, .99/3 brushes
Toothpaste, Aim, 1.00/6.4 oz tube

Real estate
Houses for sale
Boonton, colonial, 3 bedrooms, 62,000.00
East Hanover, 7 rooms, 95,500.00
Morris Two., 4 bedrooms, ranch with inground pool, 83,500.00
Houses for rent
Hopatcong, 6 rooms, 475.00/month
Montville, 3 bedrooms, 725.00/month
Apartments & rooms
Hopatcong, 6 rooms, 475.00/month
Madison, 4 rooms, 400.00/month
Morristown, 3 rooms, 200.00/month

Recreation & amusements
Basketball, 9.99/each
Basketball backboard, 29.99/each
Bicycle, Saxon Gemini, 10 speed, 26", 69.88/each
Breakfast, IHOP, .99-1.95/person
Dinner, Larison's Turkey Farm, 3.75/children under 8; 7.50/adult
Game, Milton Bradley, Hangman, 6.97/each
Movies, Rockaway 6, 1.25/ticket
Record album (music), 4.49/each
Television, color, 19", 379.95/each
Toy, Etch-a-Sketch, 4.97/each
Toy, Lego, Duplo Village, 17.43-21.79/set
Toy, Rubick's Cube puzzle, 9.99/each
Toy, Tonka truck, "Mighty Dump," 10.38-12.97/each

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