The summer that I started (and stopped) smoking, Marlboros were $0.35 a pack. I was smoking 3 packs a day. Found out I could get 5 used paperbacks books for that money and quit smoking that same day.
That previous year, went with my stepmom to the small grocery store in our small town. Filled the back of the station wagon with $100 worth of groceries. That was in 1972.
In 1973, after I graduated from high school I went to work for K-mart, back in SoCal. Started at $1.25/hour. Enlisted in the USAF later that year, with a starting pay of $326.10, or month, three hots and a cot.
A few days ago, bought three gallons of Braums milk, a couple tubs of cottage cheese, and a few other things, fit in two bags, and carried them out in one hand, and it cost nearly $50.
I worked for Braum's when I was in high school. I remember in '75 when a double dip went up to 50 cents. Oh my word, the clamor!! You would have thought it was the end of the world. Lol Now look at us ... I'd LOVE to go back to the prices we had in the 80s even.