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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, 1998

Ford Taurus, 15,988.00
Honda Civic LX, 16,345.00
Toyota Camry LE, 15,995.00
1997, Honda Accord, 17,400.00
1994, Chevrolet Cavalier, 4,500.00
1990, Lincoln Continental, 3,900.00

Girl's swim wear, 11.25-34.00/each
Men's pants, casual, 19.99-58.00/pair
Men's shirt, dress, 11.00-45.00/each
Men's shirt, sport, 12.74-39.50/each
Men's sport coat, 62.50-300.00/each
Men's suit, 187.50-475.00/each
Men's swim wear, 6.30-36.00/each
Running shoes, Reebok, 39.99-50.00/pair
Women's blouse, 25.20-48.00/each
Women's dress, 49.99-180.00/each
Women's shoes, dress, 58.99-69.99/pair
Women's shoes, Espadrilles, 14.99-24.00/pair
Women's suit, 79.99-269.00/each
Women's sundress, 17.99-34.00/each
Women's swim suit, 14.99-64.99/each

Accountant, 35,000.00/year
Auto mechanic, 23.00/hour
Clerk, 7.00/hour
EMT, 10.00-14.00/hour
Medical Technician, 24,000.00/year
Proofreader, 7.00/hour
Receptionist, 24,000.00/year
Secretary, 30,000.00/year
Teacher, toddler class, 9.00-10.00/hour

Food & beverages
Arugula, fresh, .79/pkg
Beef, ground sirloin, 1.79/lb
Beef, sirloin steak, boneless, 2.89/lb
Broccoli, .99/large bunch
Cantaloupe, .99/each
Cheese, Alpine Lace, 4.99/lb
Chicken, 1.29/lb
Cucumbers, Jersey fresh, .99/4
Eggplant, Jersey fresh, .99/lb
Eggs, .99/dozen
Fish, Talapia filet, fresh, 6.99/lb
Ham steak, 2.59/lb
Mangos, .99/2
Milk, skim, 2.29/gallon
Nectarines, .79/lb
Peaches, .79/lb
Soda, Coca Cola, .89/2 liter bottle
Tomatoes, beefsteak, .99/lb

Air conditioner, GE, 8,000 BTU, 319.00/each
Bed-in-a-Bag (sheet set & comforter), twin, 59.00-79.00/each
Cookware, Farberware, 8 pieces, 69.99-99.99/set
Dinnerware, 20 pieces, 29.99-140.00/set
Dishwasher, GE, 469.00/each
Microwave oven, .5 cu ft, 69.97/each
Range, Kitchenaid, 30", gas, 399.00/each
Refrigerator, GE, 14 cu ft, 318.97/each
Sheets, Wamsutta, twin, 7.99-12.99/each
Towel, Martex, bath, 4.99-9.99/each
Vacuum cleaner, Hoover, upright, 69.77/each
Washing machine, Whirlpool, 248.97/each

Lawn & garden
Bird food, wild, 9.99/10 lb bag
Candles, citronella, 64 oz size, 2.99/each
Grass seed, 5.99/3 lb bag
Grill, Coleman, gas, 40,000 BTU, 194.00/each
Hedge trimmer, Black & Decker, 18", 44.97/each
Hose, garden, 50', 9.99/each
Lawn chair, stacking plastic, 4.96/each
Lawn mower, Murray, 5.5 HP, 20", 198.00/each
Patio table, plastic, 38", 26.94/each
Perennials, large, 20.00/4 one gallon containers
Top soil, 5.00/three 40 oz bags

.35/daily paper

Personal care & health
Eye exam, Hillman Kohan, 34.00-54.00/person
[note: advertising inserts (supermarket, drug store, etc.) not filmed with paper.]

Real estate
Houses for sale
Randolph, 4 bedrooms, colonial, 344,900.00
Rockaway Boro, 3 bedrooms, split level, 169,900.00
Roxbury, 4 bedrooms, Tudor colonial, 279,900.00
Houses for rent
Dover, 3 bedrooms, 935.00/month
Morris twp., 4 bedrooms, 1,800.00/month
Roxbury, 2 bedrooms, 895.00/month
Apartments & rooms
Chester, 1 bedroom, 650.00/month
Morristown, 1 bedroom in duplex, 995.00/month
Wharton, 2 bedrooms, 900.00/month

Recreation & amusements
CD player, portable, 34.99/each
Camcorder, Panasonic, 489.00/each
Camera, Fuji, 35 mm, 27.99/each
Computer, IBM, 233 MHZ Pentium, 599.00/each
Concert, Gershwin Centennial Celebration [Waterloo Village, NJ], 9.00/lawn; 15.00/tent
Dinner, Brookside Diner [Whippany, NJ], 6.99/person
Gambling trip, Foxwoods Casino, [CT], 21.00/person
Golf balls, Titleist, 20.00/4 dozen
Golf club, "Tight Lie," graphite, 60.00/each
Sidewalk chalk, 20 piece bucket, 1.77/each
Telephone, GE, cordless, with answering machine, 39.99/each
Television, Panasonic, 27", color stereo, 329.00/each
VCR, RCA, 99.00/each

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1 December 2006