What You Could Buy for $1 in the 50s and 60s
“Why when I was your age…” These days, one dollar doesn’t buy you a whole lot of anything. But if you remember the 1950s and 1960s, or even if you don’t, a buck went a long way… A really, really long way.
Then again, this was a time when, like say in1955, the average income was $4,137. A brand new 1963 Corvette would set you back $4,260. And a 3-day ticket to Woodstock in 1968 was $18 (though almost everyone got in free).
So just what would $1.00 buy you in the 50s and 60s? Well, glad you asked…
In 1952, you could score just under 3-pounds of coffee for just one buck.
In 1964, $1 would get 1 carload into the drive-in movies.
1n 1954, you could load up on 24 pounds of potatoes.
Gas? In 1969 you could pump in just…
This article was sourced from Team Jimmy Joe.