90 Years of Inflation and Prices
When ever possible we have included prices and inflation on each decade and year ( includes 1930s Food Prices, inflation wages house prices etc.
Latest Updated 2020 Price Basket
Other stats include 2008 - 2020 Each Year Prices for Gas, Movie Ticket, First Class Stamp, College Tuition, Wrangler Jeans, Average House Rent, Average House Purchase, KW/Hr Electric, Wages, Unemployment Percentage, Fed Base Rate Percentage, Dow Jones, Inflation US Gov, CPI US Gov, Gold per Ounce.
On our 90 years of price changes we have included Average Cost Of New Home, Average Wages, Average Cost of New Car, Average Cost Gallon Of Gas, Average Cost Loaf of Bread and Average Cost 1lb Hamburger Meat starting from 1930 up to 2021
Our Price Basket
Updated Price Basket 2023
This shows the highest increase since we began collecting the data in 2008
26% increase from 2021 to 2023
Our Basket includes 20 of the basics needed to live Bread, Milk, Meat, Sugar ETC.
Fashion Clothing Over The Years
Find hundreds of fashion images from the 1920s to the 2000s in our clothes and accessories page. Check out how fashion has changed in the past 100 years from flapper styles in the 1920s, Hollywood glamour of the 1930s, work clothes for the 1940s, excessive dresses from the 1950s, mini skirts of the 1960s, 1970s Fashions disco glitz, colorful and bold styles of the 1980s, and 1990s sporty fashion. Pages feature style descriptions and original prices, historical context, and a variety of items including womens, childrens, mens, accessories, shoes, and hats.
Popular Kids Toys 20s to 90s
Simple wood toys and dolls proved popular in the 1920s and mass-produced toys like die-cast cars emerged. Comic books became widely available in the Thirties and many still-popular board games were invented during the decade. In the 1940s, industrial accidents created the best toys with the Slinky and Silly Putty being created during the War when other materials were being developed. Consumerism boomed in the 1950s and the Baby Boom meant more toy purchases than before, Barbie Dolls, Frisbees, Mr. Potato Head, and other classic favorites were first created during the decade. As television became more widespread, cars based on childrens' cartoons emerged in the 1960s. The first widely popular and successful video game, PONG, was released in the Seventies starting off the craze of digital entertainment. In the 1980s, the hunt for new toys was mass undertaking and the first mass hysteria for a product came in 1983 with the Cabbage Patch Doll. Popular toys from the 1990s Toys included the collectible Beanie Babies and portable digital games like the GameBoy were also a must-have for kids. On our toy pages we have brief overviews for each decade and have many toy images, descriptions, and prices from when they were originally sold.
Jazz and blues represented Popular music in the 1920s as the newly hatched recording industry found its footing. The 1930s Big Band and Swing music saw the popularity of Big Band and Swing music provide an upbeat contrast to the Great Depression which continued into the 1940s Big Band music during World War II. Rock n' Roll music emerged in the 1950s Rock n' Roll music and teenage culture developed with Elvis Presley and other rock idols providing inspiration. The 1960s rock, folk, R&B, and British Invasion music featured psychedelic rock, folk music, R&B, and the British Invasion with the Beatles and Rolling Stones commanding attention. In the 1970s Disco and Hard Rock music, the dichotomy of Disco and Hard Rock made up the music scene. During the 1980s pop stars and global celebrities music, the Music Television (MTV) cable network was launched and had a profound impact on popular culture at the time, turning musicians into pop stars and global celebrities on a much larger scale. Grunge, hip-hop, and manufactured pop music were popular during the 1990s grunge, hip-hop, and manufactured pop music. In the 2000s, dance music, rap, and indie bands dominated the airwaves.
Our website features information related to historical events, popular culture, music, fashion, toys, sports, and much more from the 1800s up to the present! We are a free educational resource created as a personal interest project and have been online for over 10 years. We are not historians nor do we claim to be professionals in the field. However, many years of research have been put into creating this website and we try our best to continually expand on what we have. The original sources for information were local newspapers, history textbooks, old catalogs, and magazines. Our website is quite large and has expanded over the years and we know that we make mistakes occasionally. We welcome anyone who kindly helps us improve the site by pointing them out when they find them and we try our best to make corrections when possible. We are about 40% of the way through updating the website to mobile friendly