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Money and Inflation 1940's

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Blue Pike, Jun 8, 2008.

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    US Dollars for the first year in the decade to the equivalent in todays money
    If you have $100 Converted from 1940 to 2005 it would be equivalent to $1433.77 today

    In 1940 a new house cost $3,920.00 and by 1949 was $7,450.00 More

    In 1940 the average income per year was $1,725.00 and by 1949 was $2,950.00

    In 1940 a gallon of gas was 11 cents and by 1949 was 17 cents

    In 1940 the average cost of new car was $850.00 and by 1949 was $1,420.00

    A few more prices from the 40's and how much things cost
    100 asprin 76 cents

    Philco Refrigerator $239.00

    Pork Loin Roast per pound 45 cents

    Nylon Hose 20 cents

    New Emerson Bedroom Radio 1938 $19.65

    Mens Suits from $24.50

    Portable electric heater $42.50

    Ford Super Deluxe Sedan Coupe $1395

    Sealey Matress $38.00

    Heddon Fishing Lures
    No. 2500 Lucky 13 $1.00
    No. 150 Dowagiacs $1.00
    Heddon Split Bamboo Fly Rod -- Blue Water $12.00 President $50.00
    Heddon’s Crazy- Crawler -- The price tag on the box.- $0.87

    I'm sure glad fishing lures have only risen 500% -- Not counting Musky lures:)