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

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What you would have bought with $100: One cashmere topcoat

In 1965, a 100% cashmere topcoat from The Penney’s was sold at $79.95, according to an ad printed on The Indianapolis News.


What you would have bought with $100: Two swimming pools

Featuring an above-ground swimming pool with all-steel walls, the ad in Indiana’s Kokomo Tribune said that the regular price of one swimming pool was only $39.95.


What you would have bought with $100: Six wool dresses

Using a one-hundred-dollar bill, you could have bought six wool dresses to refresh your wardrobe in the late 1960s. The regular price of a junior wool dress was just $16.

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