Like it's 1999

How Much things cost in 1999

Yearly Inflation Rate USA 2.19%
Year End Close Dow Jones Industrial Average 11,497
Interest Rates Year End Federal Reserve 8.50%
Average Cost of new house $131,750.00
Average Income per year $40,810.00
Average Monthly Rent $645.00
Cost of a gallon of Gas $1.22
Average cost of new car $21,050.00
US Postage Stamp 33 cents
1 LB of Bacon $2.59
Ground Coffee per IB $3.41
Loaf of Bread $1.49
Dozen Eggs 89 cents

I’m sooo rocking the last millennium here people.  I’m (are you ready for it?) using dial-up!  OH MAH GAWD it totally sucks.  Slow connections and dropped connection being my main gripe.  Slow loading pages whenever I go to a new site- luckily for me I’m a creature of habit and that hasn’t happened too often.  I’m waiting for my new wireless broadband modem (my last one bit the dust) to arrive from BT.  Until then I’ll be here, rocking to blink-182 and watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

We are both sooo happy that Dada is back from his trip.


  1. Rachel
    January 28, 2009 /

    OOO, sorry to hear about the dial up. I wouldn’t even be able to stand being online, I would be so frustrated.

    Can we please go back to housing prices like that? Then maybe we could move out of our little box. LOL

  2. SCM
    January 28, 2009 /

    Those prices are something else. How do they compare with todays figures?

    Dial-up is not good but at least you can get online.

  3. maria
    January 29, 2009 /

    You are soo funny!! Glad you can still keep your sense of humor!! Cute pic of your pod!!

  4. January 29, 2009 /

    I remember dial-up. Was more worried about the phone bill getting higher than actually surfing (or crawling at the pace that the pages open). I feel for you.

  5. Vic
    January 29, 2009 /

    You probably wouldn’t get your monthly rent for $645 now.
    I remember dial-up – it sucks. Hope you get the real stuff sorted soon.