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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, 1988

Automobiles
New
Buick Skylark, 11,306.00
Nissan Sentra, 7,866.00
Oldsmobile Supreme, 13,276.00
Used
1985, Dodge Daytona, Turbo Z, 7,500.00
1983, Plymouth Tourismo, 1,900.00
1980, Honda Accord, 1,980.00

Clothing
Boy's suit, 50.00-149.00/each
Men's shirt, dress, 15.00/each
Men's shoes, Bostonian, 49.95-80.00/pair
Men's slacks, 40.00-80.00/pair
Men's suit, 219.90-315.00/each
Running shoes, Reebok, Fitness Walker, 36.00-60.00/pair
T-shirt, 6.00/each
Women's sandals, 19.99-35.00/pair
Women's suit, 239.00-335.00/each
Women's sweater, 17.49-24.99/each

Employment
Accounting clerk, 22,000.00/year
Administrative assistant, 28,000.00/year
Auto mechanic, 40,000.00/year
Cashier, Morris Mission, 4.00/hour
Cook, Whippany Diner, 8.35/hour
Driver, 6.00/hour
Factory worker, Endo Industries, 5.50/hour
Licenced Practical Nurse to care for elderly lady, 13.00/hour
Receptionist, 17,000.00/year
School bus driver, 10.97/hour

Food & beverages
Apples, Red Delicious, .69/lb
Beef, sirloin, 2.99/lb
Blueberries, Jersey, fresh, 1.19/pint
Cereal, Post, Grape Nuts, 1.99/24 oz box
Cheese, Borden, American singles, 1.39/12 oz pkg
Coffee, Folger's, 1.49/11.5 oz can
Corn, Shop Rite, frozen, .69/24 oz pkg
Fish, halibut steak, fresh, 4.99/lb
Frankfurters, Hygrade, .69/lb pkg
Ice cream, Klondike Bars, 1.99/6 pack
Ice cream, Turkey Hill, 1.99/half gallon
Juice, apple, Lucky Leaf, .99/half gallon
Juice, orange, 1.59/half gallon
Ketchup, Shop-Rite, .69/24 oz bottle
Lamb, whole leg, 1.99/lb
Lettuce, Little Gem, .49/head
Mangoes, tropical, 1.29/each
Onions, yellow, 1.20/3 lb bag
Oranges, Valencia, 1.89/4 lb bag
Peaches, South Carolina, .49/lb
Peanuts, Planter's, 1.99/lb jar
Pizza, Totino, frozen, .99/11.9 oz pkg
Plums, California black, .79/lb
Pork & beans, Van Camp's, 1.00/three 1 lb cans
Potatoes, California "B", 1.39/5 lb bag
Rolls, hamburger or hot dog, .79/dozen
Salad dressing, Wishbone, .69/8 oz bottle
Soda, Coca Cola, 1.79/six 12 oz cans
Tea bags, Tetley, 1.29/100 count box
Tomatoes, .69/lb
Watermelon, .19/lb
Yogurt, Light N' Lively, .87/three cups

Household
Air conditioner, GE, 3,400 BTU, 349.00/each
Dishwasher, Kitchen Aid, 399.99/each
Microwave oven, GE, Spacemaker III, 159.99/each
Paint, house, Weatherguard, 8.99-11.99/gallon
Paper towels, Bounty, .59/70 count roll
Range, GE, gas, 30", 299.99/each
Refrigerator, GE, 17.7 cu ft, 559.00/each
Sheet set, Supercale Plus, twin, 19.99-39.99/set
Vacuum cleaner, Hoover, self-propelled, 169.00/each

Lawn & garden
Bug killer, half acre, 19.99/each
Candle, citronella, 2.99/each
Charcoal briquets, 1.99-2.99/20 lb bag
Grill, Sunbeam, gas, 159.95/each
Hose, garden, Colorite, 75', 14.99-19.99/each
Patio furniture, 42" round table and 4 aluminum chairs with cushions, 599.00-699.00/set
Patio lights, 7 light set, 7.99/each
Rhododendron, 5.00-10.00/3 bushes
Wheelbarrow, 4 cu ft, 25.99/each

Newspaper
.25/daily paper

Personal care & health
Alka-Seltzer, 2.69/36 tablet pkg
Antacid, Tums, liquid, 2.69/12 oz bottle
Deodorant, Ban, Roll-On, 2.79/2.5 oz pkg
Eye drops, Murine, 2.29/.5 oz bottle
Pain reliever, Advil, 5.99/100 count bottle
Shampoo, Wella Balsam, 1.59/16 oz bottle
Shaving cream, Barbasol, 2.00/three 11 oz cans
Soap, Palmolive, .99/4 bath size bars
Sun tan lotion, 4.99/8 oz bottle
Toilet paper, Northern, .99/4 roll pack
Toothpaste, Aqua Fresh, 1.29/4.6 oz tube

Real estate
Houses for sale
Parsippany, colonial, 4-5 bedrooms, 269,900.00
Randolph, 3500 square feet, 329,000.00
Rockaway, ranch, 3 bedrooms, 169,900.00
Houses for rent
Denville, 3 bedrooms, 750.00/month
Hopatcong, 4-5 bedrooms, 1,075.00/month
Wharton, 4 bedrooms, 1,200.00/month
Apartments & rooms
Boonton, 4 rooms, 575.00/month
Parsippanny, 2 bedrooms, 780.00/month
Stanhope, 2 bedrooms, 675.00/month

Recreation & amusements
CD Player, Sony, "Disk Jockey," 10 disc changer, 399.99/each
Camcorder, RCA, VHS, 999.00-1,099.00/each
Concert, symphony, outdoor, Giralda, 4.00/ticket
Cruise, Bahamas, 535.00/person
Dinner, Fireside Lounge, [Denville, NJ], roast turkey, 4.95/child; 9.95/adult
Keyboard, Casio, electronic, 99.00/each
Movie, AMC Theatres, 2.95/ticket
Museum admission, Morris Museum, .50/children; 1.50/adults
Radar detector, Whistler, 59.99-90.00/each
Sand box, Little Tikes, turtle, 34.99/each
Scooter, Kent, 12", 49.99/each
Snorkel & mask, 8.87/each
Stereo system, Fisher, 100 watts, 399.00/set
Tae Kwon Do, 2 semi-private lessons & uniform, 19.95/person
Television, RCA, color, 25", 274.00/each
Toy picnic table, Little Tikes, 74.99/each
VCR, Fisher, 249.00-279.00/each
Walkman, Sony, wtih headphones, 29.99-45.00/each

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