Quiz: You'll Never Guess How Much These Vintage Items Cost!
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You'll Never Guess How Much These Vintage Items Cost!
By: Teresa McGlothlin
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About This Quiz

It's very odd that they don't make things like they used to make them, since they cost a whole lot more now! Do you remember how much things like a dozen eggs or a gallon of gas cost when you were growing up? Don't dwell on it too long, or you might start to get a little hot under the collar. 

Throughout this quiz, we will ask you about a variety of every day items. It will be your charge to guess how much it cost back then. From the price of a house in 1959 to the price of peanut butter in the '90s, your job is to figure out how much it cost back then. You might remember some of them, but others might present a little more of a challenge. It all depends on your sense of the economy during that specific decade.

As you go through our vintage items, try to avoid using things like Google to find out. Instead, dig through your brain and trust your instincts! We are certain you'll be able to figure out how much each thing cost, and you'll impress yourself. Let's find out how many prices you can get right!

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How much did a gallon of gas cost in the '50s?
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How much would a TV dinner have cost you in 1971?
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How much would you have paid to see "Back to the Future" in the '80s?
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How much would Barbie have cost you in 1963?
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What would you have paid for an 8-Track tape player in 1970?
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How much would it cost you to solve a Rubik's Cube in 1983?
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What would you paid to read the news in 1986?
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How much did a '70s bean bag chair cost?
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What would you have paid for an Apple computer in 1986?
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How much would a color TV cost you in 1956?
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How much would a comic book have cost you in 1960?
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How much would peanut butter cost in the 1980s?
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What would you have paid for a dozen ears of corn in 1981?
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How much would you have paid for a home in 1959?
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What was the price of mayonnaise in 1980?
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How much would jelly have cost you in the '80s?
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How much would a bar of soap cost you in 1972?
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What would you pay for a can of tomato soup in 1984?
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What was the price of a Corvette in 1958?
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How much would you have ponied up for a VHS player in 1980?
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If you wanted ketchup in 1960, how much did you pay for it?
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What would you have paid for a candy bar in 1964?
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How much would a '50s toaster have run you?
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What did a juicer cost in 1957?
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How much would a 1950s sewing machine have run you?
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What would an electric razor have cost in 1959?
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How much would a pair of jeans cost in the '60s?
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What was the price of toothpaste in 1970?
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How much would a 1959 model hair dryer have cost you?
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What was the price of a postage stamp in the '60s?
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What did a vacuum cleaner cost in 1956?
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How much did a 6-pack of beer cost in the '60s?
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What would a gas stove have cost in 1950?
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What was the price of a '60s McDonald's burger?
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What is the accurate price of a box of 1950s cake mix?
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What would you have paid for 10 lbs of potatoes in 1957?
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What did a loaf of bread cost in 1970?
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What would a '60s Schwinn Bicycle cost you?
39 of 40
What did a dozen eggs cost in the '70s?
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How much would you have paid for a pot pie in the '50s?
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