I found this list of things that haven’t really changed much in price over the last 30 years, this was definitely surprising!
A Macintosh PC in the ’80s cost $2,500, which is like SIX GRAND today. New Apple desktops start at $1,300 now, or you can get a Dell for about $400.
2. Movie Tickets.
An average ticket cost $3.55 cents in 1985. With inflation, that’s $8, compared to $8.97 for an average ticket today. So it’s actually stayed pretty steady.
In the mid-’80s, the average was $1.12 a gallon, or $2.63 with inflation. Today, the national average is $2.77. So it’s actually still pretty close to what it was.
In the mid-80s, it cost 22 cents to mail a letter. Now it’s 50 cents. But with inflation, they’ve actually gotten cheaper. 22 cents would be 52 cents today.
5. A Gallon Of Milk.
It cost an average of $1.09 in 1985, which would be $2.56 with inflation. Today, the average is $1.96. So it’s actually much cheaper than it was. And eggs are cheaper too . . . $1.38 now compared to $2.39 then, with inflation.