What Did It Cost? A Look Back





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How much did a movie ticket cost in 1929?



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An ounce of gold cost:

$20.65 in 1833
$20.65 in 1834
$20.65 in 1835
$20.65 in 1836
$20.65 in 1837
$20.65 in 1838
$20.65 in 1839
$20.65 in 1840
$20.65 in 1841
$20.65 in 1842
$20.65 in 1843
$20.65 in 1844
$20.65 in 1845
$20.65 in 1846
$20.65 in 1847
$20.65 in 1848
$20.65 in 1849
$20.65 in 1850
$20.65 in 1851
$20.65 in 1852
$20.65 in 1853
$20.65 in 1854
$20.65 in 1855
$20.65 in 1856
$20.65 in 1857
$20.65 in 1858
$20.65 in 1859
$20.65 in 1860
$20.65 in 1861
$20.65 in 1862
$20.65 in 1863
$20.65 in 1864
$20.65 in 1865
$20.65 in 1866
$20.65 in 1867
$20.65 in 1868
$20.65 in 1869
$20.65 in 1870
$20.65 in 1871
$20.66 in 1872
$20.66 in 1873
$20.66 in 1874
$20.66 in 1875
$20.66 in 1876
$20.66 in 1877
$20.66 in 1878
$20.65 in 1879
$20.66 in 1880
$20.66 in 1881
$20.66 in 1882
$20.66 in 1883
$20.66 in 1884
$20.66 in 1885
$20.65 in 1886
$20.65 in 1887
$20.66 in 1888
$20.65 in 1889
$20.66 in 1890
$20.68 in 1891
$20.68 in 1892
$20.68 in 1893
$20.66 in 1894
$20.65 in 1895
$20.71 in 1896
$20.71 in 1897
$20.71 in 1898
$20.66 in 1899
$20.68 in 1900
$20.71 in 1901
$20.69 in 1902
$20.67 in 1903
$20.68 in 1904
$20.64 in 1905
$20.62 in 1906
$20.66 in 1907
$20.67 in 1908


A movie ticket cost:

$0.07 in 1910
$0.07 in 1911
$0.07 in 1912
$0.07 in 1913
$0.07 in 1914
$0.07 in 1915
$0.07 in 1916
$0.07 in 1917
$0.07 in 1918
$0.07 in 1919
$0.07 in 1920
$0.07 in 1921
$0.07 in 1922
$0.07 in 1923
$0.25 in 1924
$0.25 in 1925
$0.25 in 1926
$0.25 in 1927
$0.25 in 1928
$0.35 in 1929
$0.35 in 1930
$0.35 in 1931
$0.35 in 1932
$0.35 in 1933
$0.23 in 1934
$0.24 in 1935
$0.25 in 1936
$0.25 in 1937
$0.25 in 1938
$0.23 in 1939
$0.24 in 1940
$0.25 in 1941
$0.27 in 1942
$0.29 in 1943
$0.32 in 1944
$0.35 in 1945
$0.35 in 1946
$0.35 in 1947
$0.40 in 1948


A gallon of gasoline cost:

$0.27 in 1949
$0.27 in 1950
$0.27 in 1951
$0.27 in 1952
$0.29 in 1953
$0.29 in 1954
$0.29 in 1955
$0.30 in 1956
$0.31 in 1957
$0.30 in 1958
$0.31 in 1959
$0.31 in 1960
$0.31 in 1961
$0.31 in 1962
$0.30 in 1963
$0.30 in 1964
$0.31 in 1965
$0.32 in 1966
$0.33 in 1967
$0.34 in 1968
$0.35 in 1969
$0.36 in 1970
$0.36 in 1971
$0.36 in 1972
$0.39 in 1973
$0.53 in 1974
$0.57 in 1975
$0.61 in 1976
$0.66 in 1977
$0.67 in 1978
$0.90 in 1979
$1.24 in 1980
$1.38 in 1981
$1.30 in 1982
$1.24 in 1983
$1.21 in 1984
$1.20 in 1985
$0.93 in 1986
$0.95 in 1987
$0.95 in 1988
$1.02 in 1989
$1.16 in 1990
$1.14 in 1991
$1.12 in 1992
$1.10 in 1993
$1.11 in 1994
$1.15 in 1995
$1.23 in 1996
$1.23 in 1997
$1.06 in 1998
$1.17 in 1999
$1.51 in 2000
$1.46 in 2001
$1.36 in 2002
$1.59 in 2003
$1.88 in 2004
$2.30 in 2005
$2.59 in 2006
$2.80 in 2007
$3.30 in 2008
$2.35 in 2009
$2.79 in 2010
$3.57 in 2011
$3.57 in 2012


Items in Our Database

Movie Ticket
Ounce of Gold
Gallon of Gasoline