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What was $100 in the 70's worth today?

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  1. kenf

    kenf Active Member

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    What was $100 in the 70

    Looking back through some old Remington catalogs that listed retail prices on great old guns from years gone by, I was wondering what $100 would buy, or maybe a better way to ask is how long would it take to earn $100 back in the 70's to buy a $300-$400 brand new Remington rifle or shotgun, compared to what they cost new today.
     
  2. MTA Tom

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    $100 in 1975 would be $432.21 today.
     
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    I will just say that as an enlisted SSgt in '71 I made less than $600 a month. Including the $65 Combat Pay and $55 Parachutist bonuses. However, I was assigned through the Air Attache's office in the Embassy in Vientianne Laos to places that averaged $35 per diem so lived pretty good. The civilians were paid quite a lot better, if the Helo drivers had to RON on some lonesome LS they were paid $400 and were also paid by the bullet hole for any hostile fire they took. If they survived.

    Don Thompson, Littleton CO
     
  4. Catpower

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    I wonder how accurate the inflation calculator really is, when I was a kid a nice house was $20-30,000, now 200-300,000, a car was $2-4000, now $20-40,000, gas was $.30-35, now $3-4 per gallon, somethings are cheaper, but a lot are higher
     
  5. Tripod

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    in 1965 I was a salaried full time state worker and my take home pas was $202 a month. Retired from that job in 2002. Did get a few raises tho.
     
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    In 1971 a newly minted teacher made $5,000 a year (with an extra 10% being an assistant coach in football). In 2008 a new teacher in the same district made $32,000 about 6 times 1971 with the same 10% differential.

    A '71 Dodge Dart ran about $3,000 depending on options/model etc. The new Dart runs about $15k to $20k
     
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    In 1972, fresh out of the service I bought a new fully loaded Ford pick up for $3002.00 out the door.
    Today they might start at $30000.00
     
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    1963 Chevy Super Sport in 1963 - I worked at the dealers body shop and got it for delaer invoice 2319.00 It was a loaded big block 4speed. Money was easier to make then than now ( for me) I made $40,000 easily per year painting cars and could buy a new car for cash anytime I wanted. cant do that today! I built a 3 bedroom, 2 car garage home in 1963 for $17,000. Got married in 1962 and our first home rent was $70.00 a month. In the 60's & 70's I never had to borrow to buy a car or house. Things have gone down hill
     
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    If your going back in time. My grandfather told me my great grandfather bought a farm for .50 cents a acre. Back in the early 30's. Raised a wheat crop couldn't find anybody that had any money to buy it. Had to give the farm to the bank. So in the early 30's it would have got you 200 acres of western Ks. Farm ground.
     
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    Well in late 1974 i bought a brand new browning BT-99 for 210.00 out the door, and that included the brand new browning lugage case. I was 15 years old and shot that gun all through high school.
     
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    A c-note is still a hundred bucks 1n 1913
     
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    A Remington 1100 trap gun sold for $175 to $200 in the early and middle 70's.
    Shot was $7.50 a bag; shells were $40 to $42 for a case of 500. Cigarettes were
    35 cents a pack.

    Do the math.
     
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    In 1976 a pair of logging boots cost $75 same pair in 1998 were $350.

    Typical falling saw in 1976 was $450 same size and power TODAY will cost you $1100 plus.

    wages in 76 were $7.60 per hour with FULL health coverage(union) NO longer available today. wages for same work if you can find it, $35 per hour NO Health coverage except L&I(state)
     
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    My house was built way after that, so I can't compare, but my neighbor bought his in '76 (Manhattan Beach, CA) for $79,000 and sold it few months ago for $1,250,000.

    One MX-8 I bought couple years ago came with it's original receipt from 1976, it was $2,285.
     
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    Around 1970, a new Krieghoff 32 cost about $500. That's give or take a year.
    New 1969 GTX 440 was window stickered at $3600. I don't recall the actual price.
     
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    In 1964 we bought a nice 14 room house in the village. The mortgage payment was $80.25/mo. In 1974 you could buy 2 cases of AA trap loads(20bx/cs) and still have $10 left for 100 registered targets. My new 1972 Chev 1/2 ton 4WD PU with a Western Hydra-turn plow cost $5300. Those were the "good ol days". Larry Evans
     
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    The five and dime became the dollar store.
     
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    When I enlisted in 1972 my pay as E-1 was 288.00 per month. In 1975 I worked in an automotive plant, working on the assembly line, building new cars and was paid just less than 6.00 per hour as the union wage.


    I bought a brand new 1974 Jeep Cherokee with the sticker price total of 5,650.00. In 1980 I built a new house in Wisconsin for 39,000.00 that was a 3 bedroom ranch of 1200 square feet in town. With a factor of 5 I would think it's pretty close.
     
  19. 391 shooter

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    What was $100 in the 70's worth today?


    $100.00
     
  20. Tripod

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    I sod guns at my gas station in 1968-70. I got a "special" price on plain barreled 870's close out wholesale for $79.95 at Gophers shooters supply in Mn.
     
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