Then and Now: 1964 versus 2014

Then and Now: 1964 versus 2014

THEN AND NOW: In 1964 The Beatles took America by storm, a time when phone calls cost 10 cents and most of us were making less than $5,000 a year. How things have changed. Photo: Associated Press,

A lot has changed since The Beatles first played for an American audience … namely, things have gotten a lot more expensive.

A new car
In 1964, the average cost of a new car was $3,500. Today, you’re paying around $24,680.

A gallon of gas
In 1964 you could get a gallon of gas for around 25 cents. Today that price has skyrocketed to around $4 nationwide.

A house

In 1964 the average American home cost about $20,983. Today you’re looking at an average cost of $147,955 for the American dream.

A paycheck
The average working American took home an annual salary of $4,576 in 1964. Today we’re making $32,260 on average.

A phone call
It cost just 10 cents to make a call from a pay phone in 1964. Today’s equivalent … what’s a pay phone?

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