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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, 1990

Automobiles
New
Chrysler New Yorker, 16,586.00
Jeep Cherokee Loredo, 17,792.00
Plymouth Voyager, SE Minivan, 14,995.00

Used
1988, Dodge Caravan, 9,500.00
1987, Honda Accord LX, 8.500.00
1986, Ford Escort, wagon, 3,695.00

Clothing
Men's boots, Timberland, 69.95-139.95/each
Men's jacket, leather, 199.99-399.99/each
Men's slacks, Dockers, 25.00/pair
Men's sportcoat, tweed, 179.00/each
Men's suit, Evan Picone, wool, 279.99/each
Men's sweather, 29.90-39.90/each
Sweatshirts, Champion, 32.00/each
Women's blouse, rayon, 28.50-82.00/each
Women's dress coat, Jones New York, 499.99/each
Women's jogging suit, 13.98-42.00/each
Women's skirt, flannel wool, 108.00/each
Women's sweater, hooded, 22.50-42.00/each

Employment & services
Assistant manager, marketing, 300.00-400.00/week
Automobile sales, 20,000.00-40,000.00/year
Automobile technicians, 20,000.00-55,000.00/year
Cafeteria/food prep worker, 6.00/hour
Cashier, ShopRite, 5.00/hour
Lifeguards, 8.00/hour
Limousine rental, 150.00/3 hours
Sales manager, 47,000.00/year
Secretary, 23,000.00-43,000.00/year
Security guards, 7.00-9.99/hour
Telephone service, cellular, Motorola, 12.00-16.00/month

Food & beverages
Apple, Red Delicious, .79/lb
Bacon, Smithfield, 1.99/lb
Bananas, .39/lb
Beef, Sirloin steak, 3.99/lb
Bread, Italian, .89/lb loaf
Butter, Land O'Lakes, .99/8 oz cup
Cake, Pepperidge Farm, layer, 1.34/17 oz box
Cheese, Breakstone, cottage cheese, 1.29/lb
Chicken, Purdue, Oven Stuffer, .79/lb
Coffee, Maxwell House, 1.99/13 oz can
Cookies, Nabisco, Oreo Double Stuf, 2.49/20 oz box
Corn, Green Giant, .99/two 15 oz cans
Crackers, Sunshine, Krispy saltines, .99/lb box
Eggs, Farm Fresh, large, .89/dozen
Fish, Gorton's Crunchy Fish Sticks, 1.59/8 oz box
Ham, Virginia style, 3.99/lb
Ice cream, Ann Page, 1.59/half gallon
Juice, Tropicana, orange, 1.19/12 oz can
Lamb, leg of, 1.99/lb
Macaroni, Muellers, elbows, 1.00/three 8 oz boxes
Pancake mix, Aunt Jemima, .89/5.3 oz box
Potato chips, Wise, .99/10 oz bag
Potatoes, eastern, .89/5 lb bag
Soda, Coca Cola, 1.99/6 pack
Spaghetti sauce, Francesco Rinaldi, 1.49/30 oz jar
Tuna, Bumble Bee, .99/6.5 oz can
Water, Evian, 1.49/1.5 litre bottle
Yoplait, 1.00/two 6 oz containers

Furniture
Carpet, DuPont Stainmaster, 13.99-45.00/sq yard
Chair, recliner, 299.00-599.00/each
Dinette, maple, 5 pieces, 299.00/set
Futon, full size, 169.00-558.00/each
Lamps, 49.99-250.00/each
Mattress, twin, 139.00/each
Rug, Chinese, 9' X 12', 2,699.00/each
Sofa, Thomasville, camelback, 999.00/each

Household goods
Alarm clock, Westclock, 6.99/each
Can opener, Black & Decker, Spacesaver, 19.99/each
Chrysanthemums, 5.99/5" pot
Leaf bags, 6 bushel size, 6.99/40 count box
Leaf blower, backpack style, 359.95/each
Percolator, Farberware, 8 cups, 44.88/each
Rake, metal, 4.99/each
Range, White Westinghouse, electric, 217.00/each
Rrefrigerator, White Westinghouse, 17 cu ft, 377.00/each
Shredder/chipper, 5 hp, 399.95-499.95/each
Tea kettle, Presto, electric, 143.77/each
Trash can, Roughneck, 32 gallons, 9.99/each
Vacuum cleaner, Royal, handheld, 36.99/each
Washing machine, General Electric, 199.00/each

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

Personal care & health
Deodorant, Right Guard, Sport Stick, 1.69/2.5 oz stick
Laundry detergent, Cheer liquid, 3.49/half gallon
Shampoo, VO-5, .99/15 oz bottle
Soap, Ivory, .79/4 pack
Throat lozenges, Luden's, .99/3 boxes
Toilet paper, Charmin, 3.49/12 rolls
Toothpaste, Colgate, 1.59/4.6 oz tube
Weight loss drink, Ultra Slim Fast, 5.99/15 oz container

Real estate
Houses for sale
Chester Twp., 3 bedrooms, 3 acres, 300,000.00
East Hanover, ranch, 3 bedrooms, 219,900.00
Florham Park, townhouse, 3 bedrooms, 169,500.00
Houses for rent
Florham Park, 3 bedrooms, 1,150.00/month
Hackettstown, 2 bedrooms, 2,230.00/month
Hopatcong, 3 bedrooms, 990.00/month
Apartments & rooms
East Hanover, furnished room with bath, 650.00/month
Hackettstown, 1 bedroom,490.00/each
Parsippany, unfurnished room, 400.00/month

Recreation & amusements
CB Radio, mobile, 79.95-139.95/each
CD player, portable, 159.95-199.95/each
Computer, Tandy, 1000RL & color monitor, 799.00/each
Dinner, Sizzler, steak & all you can eat shrimp, 7.00/person
Fitness club, American woman, 49.00/3 months
Game Boy, 89.97/each
Horseback riding lessons, Seaton Hackney Stables, 99.25/5 lessons
Movies, Cinema 10, matinee, 3.50/ticket
Skis, Rossignol, 259.00-375.00/pair
Steeplechase races, Far Hills Race Meeting Assn., 25.00/ticket
Stereo, portable (AM/FM dual cassette), 97.00/each
Stereo system, Technics, 220 watt, 797.00/each
Television, Zenith, 25", 203.00/each
Video, prerecorded, Disney's Little Mermaid, 18.99/each
Video tape, Fuji, blank, 2.49/each

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