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The 1st Ping was published on January 6, 2000.

May 30th, 2000

Cost of Living Survey

Here we go: a quick, unscientific survey of how much some things cost where you live. Just for curiosity’s sake. I’ll go first, for obvious reasons 🙂

Gallon of 87 octane gas: $1.95
Movie ticket: $7.75
Gallon of milk: $2.99
Sunday paper: $1.50
Current trendy coffee: $3.50
Parking downtown, 3 hours: $19.00

Actually, Walgreens was running a sale on milk last week: a gallon of milk was 30 cents less than a gallon of gas! -pm

Posted in Everyday Life

Ryan September 19, 2006, 5:18 pm

Guys, from a small little town in Malaysia, i’ll give the estimates in USD
1 litre of 91 octane gas: $.70
Movie ticket: $2.10
Litre of milk: $0.90
Sunday paper: $0.20
Current trendy coffee: $2.00
Parking downtown, 3 hours: $1.00

aspenchica May 9, 2007, 1:08 am

Basalt, Co
Gas-$3.65
Movie Ticket-$9.00
Sunday Paper $1.50
Trendy Coffee $3.50
Parking Downtown- $8.00 All day

Cost of milk $3.50

Mike April 19, 2008, 3:56 pm

Saint Charles Missouri,

Barrel of Oil 116.97 = 4.00 per gallon
Gallon of Milk close to 4.25
Loaf of Bread 3.25

Andrew January 30, 2010, 2:15 am

Shenandoah Valley, Virginia

Price of a gallon of gasoline $2.59,
Price of a dozen eggs $1.78,
Price for a can of tuna $1.19,
1 lb of catfish $5.99,
1 lb of tilapia $4.99,
Bananas $.69/lb,
Price of a loaf of whole wheat bread $1.50,
5 dollar foot long at subway $5.45, (9% tax)

having the longest list of prices on a blog few people will ever read – Priceless.

Paul May 31, 2010, 4:13 pm

Oh, why not comment to This Old Ping? I’m bringing the values from the original Ping here for comparison. Enjoy!

Gallon of 87 octane gas: $2.86 (was $1.95 in 2000)
Movie ticket: $10.00-$12.00 ($7.75)
Gallon of milk: $3.29 ($2.99)
Sunday paper: $1.75 ($1.50)
Current trendy coffee: $5.00 ($3.50)
Parking downtown, 3 hours: $25.00-$28.00 ($19.00)

The parking and milk ones are based on memory; I don’t park downtown, and I drink organic milk which is obviously more expensive.

andre April 11, 2012, 4:47 pm

gas in philly: $3.86 a gallon, pretty expensive, $1.00 a gallon or whatever currency a liter is fair, but anything other than 1:1 no matter how you look at it, is too much

Paul April 12, 2012, 9:23 am

And oh, why not comment to This Old Ping again?

Gallon of 87 octane gas: $4.29 (was $2.86 in 2010, $1.95 in 2000)
Movie ticket: $15 (was $10-$12 in 2010, $7.75 in 2000)
Gallon of milk: $3.99 (was $3.29 in 2010, $2.99 in 2000)
Sunday paper: $2.00 (was $1.75 in 2010, $1.50 in 2000)
Current trendy coffee: $5.50 (was $5.00 in 2010, $3.50 in 2000)
Parking downtown, 3 hours: $25.00-$35.00 (was $25-$28 in 2010, $19 in 2010)

Same caveats apply as before. I don’t park downtown very often. Organic milk is easily $5/gallon or better (it’s a whopping $8/gallon at Jewel).

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