Sherman E. Burroughs



Cost Of Living 1961

How Much things cost in 1961

Yearly Inflation Rate USA 1.07%

Yearly Inflation Rate UK 2.9%

Average Cost of new house $12,500.00

Average Income per year $5,315.00

Cost of a gallon of Gas 27 cents

Average Cost of a new car $2,850.00

Bacon for 1LB 67 cents

Eggs per dozen 30 cents

Popular Culture

  1. The farthing coin, used since the 13th century, ceases to be legal tender in the United Kingdom.

  2. British satirical magazine Private Eye is published for first time

  3. The Pony become a popular dance

  4. Black and white 5 pound notes cease to be legal tender in the UK

Popular Films

  1. The Guns of Navarone

  2. The Parent Trap

  3. The Absent-Minded Professor

  4. 101 Dalmatians

  5. Breakfast at Tiffany's

  6. El Cid

  7. The Misfits

  8. The Hustler

  9. West Side Story

Popular TV

  1. Wagon Train

  2. Bonanza

  3. Gunsmoke

  4. Perry Mason

  5. The Red Skelton Show

  6. Andy Griffith

  7. Candid Camera

  8. My Three Sons

  9. Alfred Hitchcock Presents

  10. The Twilight Zone

  11. Mister Ed (first broadcast in October, 1961)

  12. The Avengers debut in the UK. But it was not seen in the U.S. until 1965.

Most popular recorded songs of 1961 in the US:

  1. Wonderland by Night Bert Kaempfert

  2. Will You Love Me Tomorrow by The Shirelles

  3. Calcutta by Lawrence Welk

  4. Pony Time by Chubby Checker

  5. Surrender by Elvis Presley