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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, 1987

Automobiles
New
Chevrolet, Sprint, 6,995.00
Dodge, Dakota, 7,900.00
Nissan, Stanza XE, 10,297.00
Used
1986, Toyota, MR2, 12,977.00
1985, Oldsmobile, Cutlass Calais, 8,577.00
1983, Ford, Thunderbird, 7,577.00

Clothing
Junior's top, 9.99/each
Men's shirt, Luxurata, dress, 9.99-17.99/each
Men's suit, 159.00-265.00/each
Men's sweater, wool, 16.99-29.99/each
Ski jacket, Gore-Tex, Black Ice or Profile, 99.99-179.99/each
Ski suits, Profile, men's & women's, 2 piece, 109.99/each
Women's coat, dress, down-filled, 100.00-150.00/each
Women's dress, holiday, 48.00-56.00/each


Employment & services
Auto body painter, 18.50/hour
Cafeteria worker, 4.30/hour
Car service, Morristown area-Newark Airport, 85.00/round trip
Custodian, West Morris Central High School, 12,800.00/year
Data entry clerk, 6.50/hour
Dental assistant, 7.50-10.50/hour
Bus person, 4.25/hour
Newspaper carrier, 440.00-460.00/month

Food & beverages
Apples, Rome Beauty, 1.29/3 lb bag
Bacon, Armour, 1.69/lb
Baked beans, Van Camp's, .59/lb can
Candy, Gummi Bears, 2.99/lb
Cereal, Ralston, Chex, 1.59/12 oz box
Cheese, Borden, American singles, 1.99/lg pkg
Chicken, Tyson, leg quarters, 2.49/lb
Cocoa, Nestle Quik, 4.99/2 lb 8 oz can
Coffee, Folgers, 1.99/11.6 oz can
Fish, tuna, Chicken of the Sea, white, .99/6.5 oz can
Frankfurters, Hygrade, .99/lb pkg
Grapefruit, .99/4
Ham, Virginia, 1.39/lb
Hot Pockets, 2.19/10 oz box
Ice cream, Louis Sherry, 2.19/half gallon
Juice, Ocean Spray, grapefruit juice, 1.99/half gallon
Juice, V8, .99/40 oz bottle
Macaroni, San Giorgio, 1.19/3 lb box
Margarine, Fleischman's, 1.89/2 lb tub
Mayonnaise, Shop Rite, .99/quart jar
Milk, 2% low fat, 1.79/gallon
Oranges, Sunkist, .99/5
Peanut butter, Jif, 1.99/18 oz jar
Pickles, 1.19/quart
Pizza, Elios, frozen, 1.19/16 oz pkg
Popcorn, Orville Redenbacher, 1.29/15 oz jar
Potato chips, Pringles, .99/6.5 oz container
Potatoes, Russet baking, 1.99/10 lb bag
Rice, Carolina, .88/two 16 oz boxes
Soup, Campbell's, .99/10.6 oz can
Spaghetti sauce, Prego, 1.49/14 oz jar
Spaghettios, .88/two 15 oz cans
Strawberries, 1.49/pint
TV dinner, Banquet, 1.19/11 oz box
Yogurt, Shop Rites, 2.00/five 8 oz cups
Waffles, Aunt Jemima, frozen, 1.20/15 oz box

Household & seasonal goods
Coffee maker, 23.88-25.99/each
Dish detergent, Dawn, 1.29/1 pt 6 oz bottle
Dishwasher, Frigidaire, 189.99/each
Iron, 13.88-24.99/each
Laundry detergent, Fab, 6.99/gallon bottle
Microwave oven, Caloric, countertop, 198.99/each
Paper towels, Bounty, .68/188 count roll
Refrigerator, Norge, 16 cu ft, frost-free, 429.99/each
Sheets, Springs Mills, queen or king, 9.99/each
Vacuum cleaner, Sears, upright, 134.99-269.99/each
Washing machine, Hotpoint, 229.99/each
Wild bird food, 2.99/20 lbs

Newspaper
.25/daily paper

Personal care & health
Aspirin, Anacin, caplets, 3.69/100 ct bottle
Baby powder, Johnson's, 2.99/24 ox container
Cold medicine, Vicks Nyquill, 5.99/14 oz bottle
Cough syrup, Vicks Formula 44, 2.59/2 oz bottle
Deodorant, Dial, solid, 5.00/two 2 oz sticks
Eye drops, Murine, 1.69/1 oz bottle
Hair color, Miss Clairol, 3.79/box
Razor blades, Gillette, 2.19/5 count pkg
Shampoo, St. Ives, 2.99/18 oz bottle
Toilet tissue, Charmin, .99/4 pack, 350 sheet rolls

Real estate
Houses for sale
Hackettstown, 3 bedrooms, ranch, 148,00.000
Lincoln Park, 4 bedrooms, English Tudor, 278,500.00
Morris Twp., 4 bedrooms, colonial, 324,900.00
Houses for rent
Lake Hopatcong, 2 bedrooms, 750.00/month
Mine Hill, 3 bedrooms, 800.00/month
Apartments & rooms
Boonton, 3 bedrooms, 675.00
Dover, furnished room, 60.00/week
Madison, 1 bedroom, 775.00/month

Recreation & amusements
AM/FM cassette recorder, Sony, 43.99/each
Ballet, New Jersey Ballet, 20.00-30.00/ticket
Crayons, Crayola, 1.00/two 8 count boxes
Dinner, Hanover Wok [East Hanover, NJ], Chinese New Year's banquet, 14.95/person
Pool table, Honeycomb, 499.99/each
Sony Walkman, 14.99/each
Television, Zenith, 19", color, 217.99/each
Tennis table, Sears, regulation size, 139.99-229.99/each
Theatre, Papermill Playhouse, 15.00-29.00/ticket
VCR, Toshiba, cable ready, 276.00
Videocassettes, VHS, 3.49/each

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