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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, 1999

Automobiles
New
Chevrolet Tracker, 4X4 convertible, 16,390.00
Ford Escort LX, 13,905.00
Oldsmobile Intrigue GX, 24,195.00
Used
1998, Lincoln Navigator 4X4, 35,990.00
1997, Mazda Protege CX, 10,990.00
1993, Ford Escort Wagon, 4,590.00

Clothing
Boy's coat, 29.00-116.00/each
Boy's jeans, denim, 9.74-40.00/pair
Girl's dress, 13.99-54.99/each
Men's gloves, cashmere lined, 58.00-65.00/pair
Men's necktie, 21.99-27.99/each
Men's shirt, Geoffrey Beene, 27.99-42.00/each
Men's shoes, Bostonian, 79.99-99.99/pair
Men's slacks, Dockers, 32.99-50.00/pair
Men's sport coat, 159.99-295.00/each
Men's suit, 199.99-299.50/each
Men's sweater, Italian merino wool, 39.99/each
Running shoes, New Balance, 77.99/pair
Women's coat, wool, 209.00-599.99/each
Women's dress, career, 95.99-125.99/each
Women's jacket, leather, 259.00-399.99/each
Women's shoes, dress, 39.99-79.00/pair
Women's suit, fall, 129.99-179.99/each

Employment
Administative assistant, 12.00/hour
Babysitter, YMCA, 5.75-6.25/hour
Carpenter's helper, 8.00-10.00/hour
Carpet cleaner, 8.00-15.00/hour
Machine operator, 9.00-9.90/hour
Proofreader, 8.00/hour
Security guard, 8.00-10.00/hour
Superintendant, condo complex, 26,000.00/year

Food & beverages
Asparagus, 2.49/lb
Beans, B & M, baked, .99/28 oz can
Beef, ground sirloin, 1.79/lb
Candy, Russell Stover, chocolates, 4.99/lb box
Carrots, Dole, .98/2 lb bag
Cereal, Kellogg's, Raisin Bran Crunch, 1.00-3.99/18.2 oz box
Cheese, Kraft, American singles, 1.99/12 oz pkg
Chicken, wings, .70/lb
Chocolate powder, Nestle, Quick, 2.99/30 oz pkg
Coffee, Folger's, 2.98/lb
Cookies, Nabisco, Mallomars, 1.99/8 oz box
Corn, yellow or white, .99/10 ears
Fish, Bumble Bee, tuna, white, .89/6 oz can
Eggs, .98/dozen
Grapes, Tompson seedless, .99/lb
Ham, John Morrell, 5.99/5 lb can
Ice cream, Edy's, 2.99/half gallon
Juice, Juicy Juice, 7.00/three 64 oz bottles
Oatmeal, Quaker, instant, 1.74-3.49/11.8 oz pkg
Pie, Sara Lee, apple, 2.49-4.98/37 oz box
Pudding, Hunt's, Snack Pack, 4 pack, 3.00/3 packs
Soda, Pepsi, 2.00/three 2 litre bottle
Turkey, cutlet, 2.69/lb
TV dinner, Swanson, 1.49-2.98/11.75 oz box
Watermelon, 2.99/each
Yogurt, Dannon, 1.98/four 8 oz containers

Household & seasonal goods
Chrysanthemums, 2.97-5.99/each
Clothes dryer, Maytag, 549.99/each
Comforter, Ralph Lauren, any size, 129.99/each
Dishwasher, Maytag, 444.99/each
Laundry detergent, Tide, 6.00/100 oz bottle
Microwave, Sharp, 100 watt, 89.99/each
Paper towels, Scott, 9.00/12 rolls
Rake, bamboo, 30", 1.44-2.99/each
Range, Magic Chef, 30", gas, 379.97/each
Refrigerator, Hotpoint, 17.6 cu ft, 449.97/each
Sheets, twin size, 9.99/set
Toaster oven, Black & Decker, 29.99-44.99/each
Towel, Charisma, bath, 14.99/each
Washing machine, Frigidaire, 279.97/each

Newspaper
.35/daily paper

Personal care & health
Toilet paper, Scott, 11.00/20 roll pack
Toothpaste, Aquafresh, 3.49-4.89/6 oz tube
Vitamins, GNC, B-Complex, 5.99-9.99/100 count bottle

Real estate
Houses for sale
Chatham, 3 bedrooms, colonial, 394,000.00
Jefferson Twp., 3 bedrooms, 111,100.00
Rockaway Twp., 4 bedroms, 244,900.00
Houses for rent
Jefferson, 1 bedroom, 750.00/month
Lake Hopatcong, 2 bedrooms, 775.00/month
Parsippany, 2 bedroom cottage, 1,250.00/month
Apartments & rooms
Boonton, 1 bedroom, 875.00/month
Chatham, 4 rooms, 1,150.00/month
Dover, 2 bedrooms, 925.00/month

Recreation & amusements
Bowling, Boonton Lanes [Boonton NJ], 1.00/game
Camcorder, JVC, 16X/50X, 287.97-327.97/each
CD, Dixie Chicks, Fly, 13.99/each
Computer, Compaq Presario, 499.99/each
Cruise, Disney, 3 day, 179.00/child; 434.00/adult
Direct TV, installed, 79.97-197.97/system
Discman, Sony, 59.00-69.00/each
Dinner, Jefferson House [Lake Hopatcong NJ], seafood buffet, 8.95/child; 17.95/adult
DVD, Titanic, 17.99/each
DVD player, Panasonic, 297.97/each
Hockey skates, Bauer, 69.99-79.99/pair
Hockey sticks, 17.99-39.99/each
Stereo, Yorx, 119.99/each
Tae Kwon Do lesson, trial, 10.00/each
Telephone, Bell, cordless, 29.99/each
Telephone, Motorola, cell, 18.99/month
Television, Sony, 61", 1,799.00/each
VCR, RCA, 4 head, 99.99/each

School supplies
Backpacks, Jansport, 29.95-44.00/each
Calculator, Texas Instruments, scientific, 69.99/each
Filler paper, 1.00/two 100 count packs
Crayons, Crayola, 1.79/64 count box
Pencils, 1.00/two 10 count pkgs
Sketch pad, 4.99/twin pack

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