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This fun quiz is great for gaining an idea of prices and inflation and can be a real eye opener for how prices have changed
All the questions in our quizzes are taken from information on The People History
Question 1
1. How much were the average wages per year in 1931?


Question 2
2. How much did a pound of hamburger meat cost in 1936?


Question 3
3. On average, how much did a new house cost in 1944?


Question 4
4. On average, how much were a US worker's yearly wages in 1949?


Question 5
5. How much was the average cost of a new car in 1955?


Question 6
6. What was the average cost of a movie ticket in 1959?


Question 7
7. How much did a month's rent cost on average in the USA in 1960?


Question 8
8. What was the average cost of a gallon of gas in 1962?





Question 9
9. How much was the average income per year in the USA in 1964?


Question 10
10. How much was the average cost of a car in 1967?


Question 11
11. What was the average cost of a new house in 1973?


Question 12
12. How much did an average gallon of gas cost in the US in 1979?


Question 13
13. What was the average cost of a new car in the US in 1980?


Question 14
14. What was the average yearly income in the USA in 1981?


Question 15
15. What was the average cost of a movie ticket in 1984?


Question 16
16. What was the average cost of a new house in the US in 1989?


Question 17
17. What was the average cost of a new car in 1993?


Question 18
18. How much did a single US Postage Stamp cost in 1995?


Question 19
19. What was the average cost of a gallon of gas in 2001?


Question 20
20. What was the average cost of a movie ticket in 2009?








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1. $1,850.00 2. 12 cents 3. $3,450.00 4. $2,950.00 5. $1,900.00 6. $1.00 7. $98.00 8. 28 cents 9. $6,000.00 10. $2,750.00 11. $32,500.00 12. 86 cents 13. $7,200.00 14. $21,050.00 15. $2.50 16. $120,000.00 17. $12,750.00 18. 32 cents 19. $1.46 20. $7.50