The year is 1970. Richard Nixon is the President of the United States. The Apollo 11 crew is less than a year removed from becoming the first Earthlings to step foot on the moon, and children are walking to school in “3-feet of snow. Uphill, both ways.”
The stories Baby Boomers tell their children and grandchildren make 1970 seem like it would have been an interesting and inexpensive time to be in America. From the $0.50 lunches at school to the tales about how “Back in my day you could get a bottle of Coke for a dime,” let’s see how accurate those stories have been. Here’s a peek at what things cost back in 1970. Brace yourself – the price difference is startling.