Cost of Living 2010

How Much things cost in 2010 Average Cost of new house $232,880.00
Cost of a gallon of Gas $2.73
US Postage Stamp 44 cents
Dozen Eggs $1.37
Loaf of Bread $2.49
Price Of Gold Per Ounce ( August 27th 2010 ) $1,237.00
Price Barrel Of Oil ( August 2010 ) $73.00 per barrel


What Events Happened in 2010

World
  • The financial crisis and high unemployment continues with house prices still depressed due to the large number of foreclosures. Europe and America begin to pursue different courses to address the problems with Europe addressing budget deficits and the U.S. continuing to try and spend the way out of the recession by creating more jobs.
Canada
  • The 2010 Winter Olympics are held in Vancouver, Canada
United States
  • The Healthcare Reform Bill / Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act passes in Congress changing the face of healthcare in the US and is signed into law by President Barack Obama
United States
  • BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Disaster in the gulf of Mexico leaves gulf beaches / fishing and the shellfish industry reeling, the true effects will not be fully understood for many years, New Deep Water Drilling Wells are stopped until regulators can catch up with the technology.
Afghanistan
  • The US increases the number of troops stationed in Afghanistan hoping to squash the Taliban and Alkida Terrorist groups that operate from and in the country
China
  • China launches their second moon probe, Chang'e 2.
More Information and Timeline for Chang'e 2
China launches its second lunar probe "Chang'e-2" on October 1st, 2010. Chang'e-2 successfully completed its missions when orbiting the Moon which included taking high resolution images of the Moon's surface and looking at possible landing sites for an unmanned lunar landing mission. After it completed its mission the Chang'e-2 satellite was successfully guided to the L2 Langrangian point, a special area in space where it will orbit and make scientific observations 1.5 million kilometers from Earth.

Pakistan
  • Floods in Pakistan caused by higher than normal monsoon rains cause flooding on a scale unseen before with 20% of the country flooded, this leaves millions homeless, starving and causes major disruption to the country.
Iran
  • Iran continues it's path with construction of additional Nuclear Power Plants causing the United Nations to place even more sanctions on the country
South Africa
  • The 2010 FIFA World Cup takes place in South Africa, Spain wins the World Cup
United States
  • The Tea Party numbers grow in the United States prior to the upcoming November Mid Term Elections
U.S.A.
  • An Underground Explosion at the Upper Big Branch Mine in Montcoal, Raleigh County, West Virginia leaves Twenty-nine out of the 31 miners underground dead.

Russia
  • Suicide bombers carry out bomb attacks on trains at the central Lubyanka station and the Park Kultury station on the Moscow Metro leaving 40 dead and 60 injured.
Haiti
  • A magnitude 7 earthquake hits Haiti and devastates the country
Haiti
  • A magnitude 7 earthquake hits Haiti and devastates the country
Chile
  • Earthquake measuring 8.8 magnitude occurred off the coast of central Chile ( the 6th largest recorded earthquake in history ) the resulting Tsunami combined the earthquake resulted in the death of over 500 plus immense damage.
United Arab Emirates
  • The worlds tallest building Burj Khalifa 2,716ft high with 160 floors opens in Dubai




Technology

  • Apple releases the new Iphone 4 but problems with antenna design cause consumer problems
  • Apple Releases the Ipad taking the new technology of touch screen computing to new levels
  • Microsoft ( Bing ) and Yahoo ( Search ) combine search technology into a single unit attempting to break Google monopoly of search.
  • Android powered phones begin to outsell Apple in the smart phone market.

Popular Culture 2010

  • Justin Bieber who was discovered through a video placed on YouTube in 2008 continues to dominate the charts around the world attracting millions of fans showing the power of social networking.


2010 Calendar


Major World Political Leaders 2010

Political Elections 2010