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      The Way Things Were

      • Found these stats when clearing out boxes of old papers, magazines, etc.
      Life in Canada -------------- 1962 ------------ ------------------ 1991


      Population -------------- 18,583,000 ------------------------- 28,555,500
      3 Br. Home-------------- $14,325 ----------------------------- $93,100
      Avg Income ------------ $5,448 --------------------------- --- $39,400
      New Ford--------------- $2,458 ------------------------------- $18,900
      Gas, 1 litre-------------- $.12 --------------------------------- $ .67
      Bread -------------------$.41 --------------------------------- $1.85
      Milk, 1 litre-------------- $.33 --------------------------------- $1.76

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      In 1959, after 2 yrs. in Canada we had a 1957 Chevy, and enough to put a down payment on a 3br. bungalow, in Lethbridge, with a clear view of the mountains, until further development obscured the view.
      My salary then was just over $3,000, my OH made somewhat more . The full price of the house was $13,700, but I could fill the trunk of the Chevy with groceries for around $22.
      Maybe, they were the 'good old days ':daydreaming:
      Liz
      If this is not in the correct place Andy, feel free to move it.Cannot get the columns to stay in place so that they are easily read.
      Last edited by Liz H; 12-03-2009 at 02:09 PM. Reason: Messed up columns/ still messed up.$ sign removed from in front of population

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      Amazing how things have gone up in price but thats inflation for you Liz.

      Back in 1982 i bought my parents 3br council house for them for 15,000
      It was valued soon afterwards at 43,000.

      In 2005 i had it valued at 220,000.

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      [quote=Andy Chapman;5871]Amazing how things have gone up in price but thats inflation for you Liz.

      Back in 1982 i bought my parents 3br council house for them for 15,000
      It was valued soon afterwards at 43,000.

      In 2005 i had it valued at 220,000.[/quote]

      A good investment then Andy.
      I was checking out real estate for sale in the area of the UK where I used to live. Saw the house I was born in. I was shocked at the price. No way I could possibly afford to buy it now!!

      Liz