Friday, December 07, 2007

McInflation (or is it McDeflation?)

The next time you want to complain about how much something costs, find out how much it cost in the past, then put in the number here and see what the price would be today.

In 1955, a McDonald's hamburger cost $0.15, a cheeseburger cost $0.19, a shake cost $0.20, and fries and a soft drink each cost $0.10

According to the calculator, they should each cost $1.17, $1.48, $1.56, and $0.78 respectively.

How many of these are on the dollar menu? Or, combine them into a value meal or a kid's meal. Then they get even cheaper.

This is aside from the fact that above is the entire menu for 1955.
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