Restaurant Prices through history
- Sooeygun Oct 1, 2013 11:08 AM
There are other interesting pages on this blog, as well.
And gas was around Cdn$0.50 per gallon (Canada didn't switch to metric until Trudeau spearheaded the Metric Commission in 1971).
I remember a McD hamburger around Cdn$0.40, while its bigger "two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions – on a sesame seed bun" brother around $0.85, circa mid '70s.
Cool site, I bookmarked it :-)
Historical prices are only relevent if you also include history earnings and/or general cost of living comparisons.
About 1970 my parents went out to dinner at one of the best restaurants in San Francisco. Dinner for the 4 or them, not including beverages, was just over $100. My mom was stunned (although of course didn't show it in the moment.) Approximately $600 in 2013 costs.