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How much did it cost in Morris County, New Jersey?
a survey of retail prices advertised in the Daily Record, September 1-15, 1989

Automobiles
New
Chevrolet S10 Blazer, 15,750.00
Ford Escort LX, 10,219.00
Nissan Stanza E, 12,847.00
Used
1988, Ford Mustang GT, 11,749.00
1987, Honda Civic, 7,985.00
1985, Buick Regal, 4,955.00

Clothing
Boy's jeans, 13.50-19.00/pair
Girl's sweater, acrylic, 13.99-18.00/each
Men's boots, Timberline, 69.95-89.95/pair
Men's slacks, Dockers, 24.99-38.00/pair
Men's sport coat, 100% wool, 59.00-150.00/each
Men's suit, wool blends, 99.00-250.00/each
Men's sweater, cashmere, 99.00/each
Running shoes, Reebok, 27.99-34.99/pair
Women's blouse, 12.99-18.00/each
Women's dress, knit, 29.99-54.00/each
Women's pants, cotton chino, 9.99-24.00/pair
Women's shoes, Life Stride, 39.00/pair
Women's skirt, rayon, 9.99-20.00/each
Women's sweater, 9.99-22.00/each

Employment
Auto mechanic, 33,000.00/year
Clerk, 7.00/hour
Data entry, 10.00/hour
Early childhood teacher, certified, 6.50/hour
Executive assistant, 26,000.00/year
Football coach, freshman, Morris School District, 2,299.00/season
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) 15.00-20.00/hour
Receptionist/typist, 19,000.00-20,000.00/year
Secretary, 20,000.00/year
Warehouse worker, 6.00-10.00/hour

Food & beverages
Bacon, Armour, 1.29/lb pkg
Bananas, 1.00/3 lbs
Beef, bottom round roast, 1.69/lb
Cantaloupe, .99/each
Cereal, Kellogg's, Corn Flakes, .99/12 oz box
Cheese, Kraft, American singles, 1.59/12 oz pkg
Coffee, Chase & Sanborn, 1.29/11.5 oz can
Corn, 1.49/10 ears
Cornish game hens, Perdue, 1.49/lb
Crackers, Keebler, Town House, 1.69/lb box
Eggs, .79/dozen
Flour, Pillsbury, .99/5 lb bag
Frankfurters, Ball Park, 1.49/lb pkg
Ham, Virginia, sliced, 3.49/lb
Ice cream, Sealtest, 1.99/half gallon
Juice, Citrus Hill, orange, 1.69/64 oz carton
Lettuce, Romaine, .69/lb
Macaroni & cheese, Kraft, .88/two 5.5 oz boxes
Margarine, Parkay, .59/lb
Oil, olive, Bertolli, 8.99/3 litre can
Onions, yellow, .99/3 lb bag
Ovaltine, 2.69/12 oz jar
Peaches, .79/lb
Peanut butter, Skippy, 1.69/14 oz jar
Pie, Sara Lee, Bake & Serve, 1.99/27 oz box
Pop Tarts, Kellogg's, .99/11 oz box
Potato chips, Wise, .99/6.5 oz bag
Rice, Uncle Ben's, 1.99/2 lb box
Salad dressing, Kraft, .99/pint bottle
Soda, Pepsi, 2.99/12 pack 12 oz cans
Soup, Campbell's, .39/10 oz can
Strawberries, .99/pint
Tomatoes, .89/lb
Water, Perrier, .89/1 pint 7 oz bottle
Watermelon, .19/lb
Yogurt, Breyers, .88/two 8 oz containers

Household & seasonal goods
Aluminum wrap, Pathmark, .59/25 foot roll
Chrysanthemums, 6" pots, 2.99-3.99/each
Dinnerware, Nikko, 20 pieces, serves 4, 59.99-100.00/set
Dishwasher, Modern Maid, 24", 357.00/each
Laundry detergent, Wisk, 2.99/half gallon
Lawn seed, 2.99/3 lbs
Microwave oven, deluxe, 69.00/each
Rake, Ames, 20", 2.97/each
Range, Tappan, gas, 30", 228.00/each
Sheet set, Academy, twin size, 22.99-29.99/set
Towels, bath, 9.99-14.00/each
Vacuum cleaner, Hoover, upright, 59.00/each
Washing machine, Hotpint, 199.00-269.99/each
Wheelbarrow, Service Star, 24.99/each

Newspaper
.25/daily

Personal care & health
Alka Seltzer, 2.69/36 count pkg
Cold medicine, Sudafed, tablets, 2.79/24 count box
Deodorant, Power Stick, 1.69/2.5 oz
Hair conditioner, VO5, .99/15 oz bottle
Hair spray, Rave, .99/7 oz can
Pain reliever, Tylenol, gelcaps, 3.99/50 count bottle
Permanent wave, Frank Anthony Salon, [Chester, NJ], 15.00/head
Shampoo, Finesse, 1.99/11 oz bottle
Tissue, Kleenex, 1.29/250 count box
Toothbrush, Aim, 1.59/each
Toothpaste, Gleem, 1.79/7 oz container
Vitamins, Centrum, 7.49-9.99/130 count bottle
Weight loss clinic, 4.00/week

Real estate
Houses for sale
Florham Park, 4 bedrooms, split level, 310,000.00
Lincoln Park, 3 bedrooms, colonial, 198,000.00
Rockaway, 1 bedroom, condo, 89,900.00
Houses for rent
Boonton, 3 bedrooms, 995.00/month
Chester, 4 bedrooms, 1,600.00/month
Mount Olive, 5 bedrooms, 1,300.00/month
Apartments & rooms
Budd Lake, efficiency, 335.00/month
Hanover Twp., 1 bedroom, 765.00/month
Mount Arlington, 4 rooms, 550.00/month

Recreation & amusements
Antique fair, [Lafayette, NJ], 2.00/admission
Bowling, Dover Lanes, [Dover, NJ], .10/game; .50/shoe rental; .50/hot dogs & sodas
Bus trip, Atlantic City, including 15.00 in coin, 20.00/round trip
Cell phone, 199.00/each
Computer, Commodore 128D, 399.99/each
Computer game system, Sega Genesis, 189.99/system; 49.98/individual games
Dinner, Tavern on the Green, [Morristown, NJ], half lobster, 9.95/person
Doll, Playskool, Baby Doll Surprise, 19.99/each
Greek festival & bazaar, County College of Morris, [Randolph, NJ], .50/child; 1.00/adult
Hotel room, Mountain Inn, [Rockaway, NJ], 39.50/weekend; 49.50/weekday
Karate, 3 lessons, 9.95/person
Movie, Madison Triple Cinema, [Madison, NJ], 3.00/matinee
Television, GE, 20", cable ready, color, 269.00-319.00/each
VCR, Panasonic, 349.00-399.00/each
Walkman, Sony, 79.00/each

School supplies
Backpack, Fisher Price, 10.99/each
Calculator, Texas Instruments, 5.99/each
Crayons, Crayola, 8.99/72 count box
Lunch kit, with character thermos, 4.99/each
Pens, Bic, .89/10 pack
Pencils, .44/10 pack
School box, 1.39/each
Theme book, Plymouth, 1.99/60 page count
Trapper Keeper, 4.29/each

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