Economy and Prices in 1966

Take a look at the Economy and Prices in 1966:

  • President: Lyndon B. Johnson 
  • Vice President: Hubert H. Humphrey 
  • Population: 196,560,338 
  • Life expectancy: 70.2 years 
  • Dow-Jones   
  • High: 950 
  • Low: 744 
  • Federal spending: $134.53 billion 
  • Federal debt: $328.5 billion 
  • Inflation: 2.7% 
  • Consumer Price Index: 32.4 
  • Unemployment: 4.5% 
  • Average Income per year: $6,900.00

Prices

  • Cost of a new home: $23,300.00
  • Cost of a new car: $2,650.00
  • Cost of a first-class stamp: $0.05 
  • Cost of a gallon of regular gas: $0.32 
  • Cost of a dozen eggs: $0.60 
  • Cost of a gallon of Milk: $0.99 
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