For Smart Couples…Forget the Recession! Learn how to pay 1960's Prices for everything from salad dressing to dressing up for a night out!

What Things Cost in The 60’s…

This is just a random sampling of what some food items and consumer products cost in the 60’s…obviously, prices fluctuated throughout the decade and differed depending on what part of the country a person was from, so I’ve arrived at these numbers by a not-so-scientific process of averaging the information I could find from different sources on the internet and in old catalogs. These numbers aren’t meant to be exact historic figures, just a loose average of what I try to shoot for when purchasing food, toiletries and clothing! Stop back to this page again, I’ll be adding more info each time I have success hitting my 1960’s price ranges.

I’ve achieved paying all the prices listed on this page…sometimes for even less…and sometimes completely FREE!

Grocery Prices


  • Bacon, 1 lb.   79 cents
  • Ketchup, bottle   28 cents
  • Ice Cream, 1/2 gallon   79 cents
  • Mayo, jar   51 cents
  • Kielbasa, 1 lb.   60 cents
  • Gum, 1 small pack   5 cents
  • Loaf of bread   20 cents
  • Peanut Butter   79 cents
  • Macaroni ‘n Cheese, Kraft   39 cents
  • Beans, can   40 cents
  • Yogurt, Dannon, 8 oz 2-pack   37 cents
  • Pasta, 16 oz box   20 cents
  • Pork Chops, 1 lb $1.08


Clothing/Toiletry Prices


  • Sneakers   $5
  • Women’s skirt   $7.99
  • Women’s coat $15.99
  • Women’s suit $24.99
  • Shampoo, large bottle 60 cents
  • Shaving cream   59 cents
  • Hairspray   48 cents
  • Crest Toothpaste 50 cents

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