Your dollar used to go a lot further.
In 1955, 60 years ago, McDonald’s fries went for $US0.10. Today, a small fry will cost you $US1.29.
That price change is at least in part due to inflation: A dime in 1955 equates to $US0.89 today, according to the US Inflation Calculator.
We took a look at what 16 things used to cost in the US over the last century and what they cost today. The differences may surprise you.
Noelia de la Cruz contributed to an earlier version of this article.
The price of tuition at Yale University was $1,950 in 1967. Today it is $47,600 (plus $8,200 for room and $6,400 for board).
The price of a dozen eggs in 1925 was $0.40. Today it averages $2.57, and the price is expected to continue to rise.
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