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 1952 you could get just under 3 pounds of coffee for just on buck
In 1964, $1 would get 1 carload into the drive-in movies.
In 1964, $1 would get 1 carload into the Drive-in Movies
1n 1954, you could load up on 24 pounds of potatoes.
in 1954, one dollar would get you 24 pounds of potatoes

Gas? In 1969 you could pump in just…

This article was sourced from Team Jimmy Joe.

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