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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, 1992


Automobiles
Oldsmobile Supreme, new 15,895.00
Oldsmobile 98, new 19,799.00
Plymouth Voyager, new 12,995.00
Dodge Dynasty LE, used, 1991 12,591.00
Toyota Tercel, used, 1989 5,695.00
Oil, Motor, Shop Rite .89/quart
Tires, Michelin, 89.90-179.90/pair

Beverages
Coffee, Chase & Sanborn .99/11.5 oz can
Cola, Pepsi .89/2 litre bottle
Juice, Orange, Tropicana 1.99/64 oz carton

Clothing
Men's tennis shorts 12.96
Men's Docker pants 36.00-42.00/pair
Men's summer weight suits 159.99-449.00
Ladies spring dresses 69.99-199.00
Ladies handbags 14.99-149.99
Ladies shoes 24.99-99.99

Employment
Administrative assistant 28,502.00/year
Assistant manager 576.00/week
Construction field super 27,000.00/year
Legal secretary 33,000.00/year
Management trainee 55,000.00/year
Painters 10.00-15.00/hour
Security officer 6.50+/hour

Food
Apples, Red Delicious .99/lb
Bacon, Oscar Mayer 1.49/lb package
Beef, eye round roast 2.99/lb
Bread, rye .99/16 oz loaf
Butter, Land O Lakes 3.00/2 lb packages
Cookies, Nabisco Oreos 1.59/20 oz package
Fish, salmon steak 5.99/lb
Ham .79/lb
Ice cream, Breyers 2.99/half gallon
Ketchup, Heinz .99/28 oz container
Lettuce, iceberg .37/head
Onions, yellow 1.49/3 lb bag
Oranges, navel, Sunkist .99/4 oranges
Peanut butter, Skippy 5.99/64 oz container
Pork & beans, Campbell's 1.00/3 16oz cans
Potatoes, Idaho 1.69/5 lb bag
Soup, Campbells 2.00/5 10 1/2 oz cans
Strawberries 1.69/1 quart container
Sugar, Jack Frost 1.49/5 lb bag

Furniture
Bedroom set, 6 piece reg. 8,085.00, sale 3,299.00
Dining room set, 8 piece 2,499.00
Kitchen table & 4 chairs reg. 999.00, sale 599.00
Mattress, Sealy, full 98.00-299.00
Sofa reg. 899.00, sale 499.00
Sofabed and love seat, Queen size 599.00

Garden equipment
Flowering annuals 8.00/flat
Geraniums .89/pot
Lawn mower 199.95
Rose bush 6.33/2 gallon container

Household goods
Cookware, Farberware, 10 piece set 79.99
Dishwasher, GE 126.00
Laundry detergent, Tide, 3.89/64 oz.
Refrigerator, 18 cu ft, GE 226.00
Telephone, cordless reg. 120.00, sale 69.99
Washing machine, Maytag 173.00

Medicine & health care
Bandages, Curad 1.24/80 ct box

Newspapers
Daily Record .25/weekday paper
Classified advertising:
1 line, 1 day 4.75; 1 line, 4-7 days 2.36

Personal care
Mouthwash, Listerine 4.29/32 oz bottle
Shampoo, Suave .99/16 oz container
Toothpaste, Colgate 1.49/tube

Professional Services
Foot examination 25.00

Real estate
New construction, Morris Twp 360,000.00
Ranch, 2 bedroom, Parsippany 129,000.00
Colonial, 3/4 bedroom, Rockaway 179,000.00
Colonial, 4 bedroom, Succasunna 229,900.00
Colonial, 5 bedroom, Florham Pk 395,000.00
Bi-level, 3 bedroom, Dover 134,900.00
Apartment, 1 bedroom, Parsippany 700.00/month

Recreation & amusements
Baseball glove 52.96
Bicycle, children's, Huffy 69.99
Brunch, Briarwood Manor 23.95/adult
Bus trip, Atlantic City 17.00/round trip ticket
Compact disc 11.98
Dance lessons 45.00/10 hours
Dinner theatre, Il Giardino 39.00/ticket
Greens fees, Apple Mountain Golf Course 38.00/weekend
Movie ticket, Cinema 10, Succasunna 3.75
Roller blades 49.99
Sony Walkman 67.18
Suitcases, Perry Ellis 70.00-120.00/piece
Super Nintendo 149.00
Swing set (5 activity, slide) 99.00
Television, color, 19" reg. 299.00, sale 219.00

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