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Thread #169926 Message #4108916
Posted By: Sandra in Sydney
05-Jun-21 - 12:23 PM
Thread Name: BS: Back When a Candy Bar Cost a Nickle
Subject: RE: BS: Back When a Candy Bar Cost a Nickle
I remember getting 2 shillings on occasion to buy lunch at school - pie, chips (crisps) & a cake. Then in 1966 we changed to decimal currency & 2 shillings became 20 cents.
Today a pie costs around $5, a bag of salt & vinegar chips around $2.50 & I'm not sure what a cake costs as I don't have a sweet tooth, but croissants ranges from $2.50 to $5 depending on the bakery.
When I started work in 1970 a paper cost 6 cents, today I pay $3.90 six days a week, & $4.40 on Saturdays. Of course I was only earning $25 a week then.
Ah, the Good Ol' Days