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How much did things cost in 1964?

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In 1964, milk cost between 93 cents and $1.06, bread cost about 21 cents and a ticket to the movies cost up to $1.25. Approximately $13 during the same year would have had the same amount of spending power of about $100 in 2014 after accounting for inflation.

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Beatlemania was taking the world by storm in 1964, the year The Beatles first visited the U.S. The Beatles' album "A Hard Day's Night" was released in 1964 and cost $5.98. In contrast, an album in 2014 costs $15 or more. A theater ticket on Broadway would have cost $10 in the mid-'60s; however, for comparison, in 2014 tickets can cost up to $180 on a Friday or Saturday night.

An apartment in Manhattan near Washington Square Park would have cost around $250 per month. However, the same apartment would cost $4,500 per month in 2014. The first color television was released in 1964. It was 26-inches in size and cost $379, the equivalent of $2,849 in 2014. The Ford Mustang was first available in 1964 and had a starting price of $2,320; as of 2014, it costs more than $22,000. The average new house back in 1964 cost $13,050 while two cans of Coca-Cola cost about 27 cents, but 50 years later the price increased to $1.00 each.

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