# How Much Did These Items Cost in the ’70s?

Small price hikes are easy to miss, right? A few cents here, a couple there—it hardly seems to make a dent. But fast forward through the years and, surprise! Those little increases have turned into a full-on wallet shocker.

Welcome to the ultimate throwback challenge: the 1970s edition! Dive into this quiz and see if you can guess the prices from back in the day.

## How much did a Hershey’s chocolate bar cost in the 70s ?

- A) 80c
- B) 99c
- C) 15c
- D) 30c

## Answer:

C) In 1974, a Hershey’s chocolate bar cost 15c

## How much did a McDonald's hamburger cost in the 70s?

- A) 35c
- B) 20c
- C) $1
- D) 75c

## Answer:

B) A hamburger at McDonald’s cost 20c in 1971

## How much did a pocket calculator cost in the 70s?

- A) $58.95
- B) $99.99
- C) $35.00
- D) $22.49

## Answer:

A) A pocket calculator cost $58.95 in 1975

## How much was the average price of a gallon of gasoline in 1979?

- A) 59c
- B) 36c
- C) 86c
- D) 70c

## Answer:

C) In 1979 the average price of a gallon of gasoline rose to 86c

## How much was a McDonald's Big Mac in 1974?

- A) 99c
- B) 75c
- C) 49c
- D) 65c

## Answer:

D) A Big Mac cost 65c in 1974

## How much did it cost to mail a letter in 1979?

- A) 20c
- B) 15c
- C) 10c
- D) 5c

## Answer:

B) It cost 15c to mail a letter in the USA in 1979

## How much would it cost you to buy a copy of the New York Times in 1975?

- A) 20c
- B) 10c
- C) 15c
- D) 25c

## Answer:

A) A copy of the New York Times cost 20c in 1975

## How much did a brand new 1972 Chevrolet Corvette cost?

- A) $15,689
- B) $9,550
- C) $12,225
- D) $5,296

## Answer:

D) A brand new 1972 Chevrolet Corvette cost $5,296

## How much was a 2 lb. can of coffee in 1970?

- A) 69c
- B) 99c
- C) 75c
- D) $1.79

## Answer:

D) A 2 lb. can of coffee cost $1.79 in 1970

## What would a 19-inch color TV with remote control cost you in 1979?

- A) $589.95
- B) $450.00
- C) $389.95
- D) $699.95

## Answer:

A) A 19-inch color TV with remote control cost $589.95 in 1979

## How much did a 12oz box of Corn Flakes cost in 1977?

- A) 30c
- B) 50c
- C) 99c
- D) 75c

## Answer:

B) A 12oz box of Corn Flakes cost 50c in 1977

## What was the price of a half-gallon of milk in 1972?

- A) 39c
- B) 59c
- C) 70c
- D) $1

## Answer:

B) A half-gallon of milk cost 59c in 1972

## How much did a Microwave oven cost in 1975?

- A) $450.95
- B) $175.00
- C) $299.95
- D) $389.95

## Answer:

C) In 1975 a microwave oven cost $299.95

## What was the suggested list price of a new vinyl LP album in 1975?

- A) $4.99
- B) $9.00
- C) $8.25
- D) $6.98

## Answer:

D) The suggested list price of a new vinyl LP album was $6.98 in 1975

## How much did a Barbie doll cost in 1975?

- A) $3.89
- B) $2.77
- C) $9.95
- D) $5.97

## Answer:

B) In 1975 a Barbie Doll cost $2.77