11 Everyday Items You Once Could Buy for Less Than $1

Woman from the 1950s
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Remember the good old days, when things were cheap?

Now, before you begin pining for yesteryear, remember that prices weren’t really that cheap in the past. Take the cost of consumer goods in the 1950s. When inflation is factored in, you’ll be a bit less nostalgic for the days of poodle skirts and hula hoops.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Consumer Price Index Inflation Calculator, $1 in 1950 had the same buying power as $10.56 does in 2019.

Now that we’ve done that reality check, let’s suspend disbelief and have a little fun: Here are some things you could buy back in the day for less than $1.

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