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Restaurant Prices through history

Sooeygun Oct 1, 2013 11:08 AM


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    Puffin3 Oct 1, 2013 11:55 AM

    Calgary Chinatown 1966. Dinner for six adults and six children.
    Virtually ever dish on the menu. Served on a six foot diameter 'lazy susan'. Hours of eating then more and more dishes until no one could eat anymore. 'Doggy bags' for everyone. Incredible food!
    Bill? Less than 22 dollars.

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    1. re: Puffin3
      LotusRapper Oct 1, 2013 02:45 PM

      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 :-)

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      Harters Oct 2, 2013 09:35 AM

      Historical prices are only relevent if you also include history earnings and/or general cost of living comparisons.

      1. KaimukiMan Oct 6, 2013 01:31 AM

        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.

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