Here’s What $100 Was Worth the Year You Were Born

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1950

What you would have bought with $100: 70 cartons of cigarettes

At only $1.41 each, you would have bought 70 cartons of cigarettes back in 1950. In fact, one cent more could have gotten you the 71st carton.

1951

What you would have bought with $100: One lawnmower

Back in 1951, there was an ad from Rose Auto Supply highlighting that they had an Excello Power Mower for only $99.50.

1952

What you would have bought with $100: Six spring horse toys

We all had one when we were little… At about $16.45 each, you would have bought six spring-powered rocking house toys at Firestore back in 1952.

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