1940s: what did it cost?
Burgers with ketchup was a popular meal in the ‘40s. And if you got sloppy with the red stuff, an iconic brand of laundry detergent could help save your clothes. But for how much?
- In 1949, a 14-ounce bottle of ketchup cost 21 cents.
- Beef sirloin was 69 cents a pound.
- And a large package of Tide detergent cost just 33 cents.
Drive to a movie after dinner? Sure, if you wanted to shell out $800 for a new car, spend 18 cents for a gallon of gas and drop 24 cents for the movie ticket!