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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, 1982


Automobiles
Lincoln Town Car, new 13,491.00
Buick Regal, new 7,999.00
Chevy Chevette, new 6,912.00
Toyota Starlet, new 5,422.00
Cadillac Eldorado, used, 1980 10,999.00
Mercury Bobcat wagon, used, 1980 4,797.00
Chevy Malibu Classic, used, 1974 500.00
Oil, Motor, Exxon .89/quart
Tires, Ariva 80.00/2 tires

Beverages
Coffee, Choc Full O'Nuts 2.09/lb can
Cola, Coca Cola .99/2 litre bottle
Juice, Orange, Tropicana 1.49/ 1/2 gallon

Clothing
Men's suit reg. 145.00-250.00, sale 116.00-200.00
Men's dress shirts 15.00-18.00
Men's Oxford shoes 127.50
Women's dresses 22.40-96.00
Women's eyelet blouses reg. 30.00, sale 23.99
Women's handbags 19.99
Women's sandals 11.25-15.27
Junior playwear reg. 11.00-48.00, sale 7.70-33.60
Girl's sundresses 12.99 & 14.99
Watch, Tissot quartz 64.88

Employment
Drivers, part-time 350.00-500.00/month
Keypunch operator 200.00/week
Telephone solicitor 125.00-450.00/week

Food
Apples, Granny Smith .79/lb
Baby food, Heinz 1.00/8 4.5 oz jars
Bacon, Armour 1.79/lb
Beef roasts, boneless 1.77/lb
Bread, white .69/12 oz loaf
Cheese, Swiss 1.49/ 1/2 lb
Cookies, Keebler Fudge Nutty .75/12 oz pkg
Crackers, Keebler Towne House .99/1 lb pkg
Eggs .79/dozen
Fish, cod steaks 2.19/lb
Ham, smoked 2.49/lb
Ice cream, Breyers 1.99/half gallon
Ketchup, Heinz .99/2 lb bottles
Margarine, Land O Lakes .89/1 lb
Onions, Texas .89/2 lb bag
Oranges, Valencia 1.00/8 oranges
Peanut butter, Skippy 1.49/1 lb 12 oz jar
Preserves, grape jelly, Welch's 1.09/2 lb jar
Potatoes 1.29/10 lb bag
Preserves, grape jelly, Welch's 1.09/2 lb jar
Strawberries, California .59/1 pt container
Watermelon .17/lb

Furniture
Dining room set, 5 piece, rattan 179.00
Kitchen chairs 58.00-85.00/each
Kitchen table 158.00-190.00
La-Z-Boy recliner 170.00
Mattress, Sealy Posturepedic 79.00/twin
Sofa & loveseat reg. 1,250., sale 695.00

Garden equipment
African violets 1.29/3 in pot
Flowering plants 1.00/pack
Lawn mower, 21" 169.00
Rose bush 7.99/bush

Household goods
Cookware, Club Aluminum, 7 piece, 70.00
Cookware, Wear-Ever, 7 piece set 34.00
Dinnerware, 40 piece set 49.00/set
Fabric softener, Downey 2.99/96 oz
Microwave oven, Sears 449.95
Paint, Pittsburgh 8.99/gallon
Refrigerator, Sears, 19.3 cu ft. 649.95
Telephone, cordless 99.95/each
Vacuum cleaners, Sears 69.95-99.95
Wallpaper 4.46-14.96/roll
Washer & dryer, Sears 289.95/each

Medicine & health care
Aspirin, Bayer 1.38/100 count bottle
Band-Aids 1.39/50 count box
Vitamin C, Nature's Foods 4.99/100 count bottle

Newspapers
Daily Record .25/weekday paper
Classified advertising:
1 day 1.86/line
7 days 1.14/line
30 days .97/line

Personal care
Curling iron 9.99/each
Deodorant, Right Guard 1.99/5 oz can
Hair dryer, Conair 11.99/each
Mouthwash, Listermint 1.99/24 oz bottle
Razors, disposable, Good News 1.59/6
Shaving cream, Barbasol .79/11 oz can
Toilet paper, Charmin 1.09/4 roll package
Tooth brush, Colgate 1.00/2
Toothpaste, Aim 1.19/6.4 oz tube

Professional Services
Carpet cleaning 19.50/room
Dental exam, Dental Works 15.00
Film developing, 24 exp. color 3.49/roll
Nails, acrylic set 40.00
Permanent wave, J. C. Penney 29.88
Piano rentals 125.00/3 months
Portrait package, Kmart 12.95
Smoking cessation clinic 25.00/session

Real estate
Cape cod, 4 bedrooms, Denville 78,000.00
Colonial, 3 bedroom, Boonton 91,900.00
Colonial, 8 rooms, Roxbury 83,000.00
Lakefront, 4 bedrooms, Butler 59,000.00
New construction, Chester 239,000.00
Ranch, 3 bedrooms, Passaic Twp. 95,500.00
Apartment, 3 rooms, Morristown 375.00/month

Recreation & amusements
Aerobics classes 44.00/8 week session
Amusement park, Bertrand Island, Saturday night, unlimited rides 3.95
Bicycle, Schwinn 202.00
Brunch, Society Hill 9.95-14.95
Bus trip to Atlantic City 15.00/round trip
Golf Range, Mt. Freedom 6.50/person
Movie, Morris County Mall 2.00/ticket
Movie, Rockaway Cinema 12 1.90/ticket
Sony Walkman 129.00
Stereo, Lenoxx reg. 325.00, sale 219.00
Swingset, Sears 169.00
Television, color, 19" 369.95

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