Cost of Living 1965

How Much things cost in 1965

  • Yearly Inflation Rate USA 1.59% 
  • Year End Close Dow Jones Industrial Average 969
  • Average Cost of new house $13,600.00
  • Average Income per year $6,450.00
  • Gas per Gallon 31 cents
  • Average Cost of a new car $2,650.00
  • Loaf of bread 21 cents
  • Average Rent per month $118.00

Popular Culture

  • The Mary Quant designed Mini Skirt appears in London and will be the fashion statement of the 60’s
  • One of most popular films “Sound of Music” released
  • The Beatles Release The Movie and Album Help!
  • The Beatles Play Live Concert Shea Stadium
  • The Grateful Dead with Lead guitarist Jerry Garcia play their first concert, in San Francisco

Popular Films

  • Mary Poppins
  • The Sound of Music
  • Goldfinger
  • My Fair Lady


“Sorry about that, Chief” – Get Smart            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A37edE6BGUo
Caution: Cigarette Smoking May Be Hazardous To Your Health
– US Surgeon General

Recorded Births

3,760,358 (19.4 birth rate) – close to 300,000 less than 1964, starting the downward trend.  Consequently, the birth rate didn’t rise above 4 million again until 1989.

The most important fact from 1965 

the Yiffie was born


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