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Quiz featuring prices, costs etc. from the last 100 years

This Quiz covers the average wages per year in 1931? movie ticket in 1959?, average cost of a new car in 1993? and many more

  • 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?



This Day Info

From our 1890 to 1899 Page

Dow Jones Industrial Average First Published , The Dow Jones Industrial Average was first published. The average price of the 12 initial stocks was 40.94.


General Electric The only company still in existence and trading under original name.

American Cotton Oil Company, now part of Unilever.

American Sugar Company, now Amstar Holdings.

American Tobacco Company, Broken Up.

Chicago Gas Company, now part of Integrys Energy Group, Inc.

Distilling & Cattle Feeding Company, now part of Lyondell Chemical Company.

Laclede Gas Light Company, still in operation as The Laclede Group.

National Lead Company, now NL Industries.

North American Company, Broken Up.

Tennessee Coal, part of U.S. Steel.

U.S. Leather Company, Gone.

United States Rubber Company, part of Michelin.