Prices & Economy in 1979

Economy
President: James Earl Carter, Jr.
Vice President: Walter F. Mondale

Population: 225,055,487
Life expectancy: 73.9 years

Dow-Jones
High: 907
Low: 742

Federal spending: $504.03 billion
Federal debt: $829.5 billion
Inflation: 13.3%
Consumer Price Index: 72.6
Unemployment: 6.1%

Prices
Cost of a new home: $71,800.00
Cost of a new car: $
Median Household Income: $16,461.00
Cost of a first-class stamp: $0.15
Cost of a gallon of regular gas: $0.86
Cost of a dozen eggs: $0.85
Cost of a gallon of Milk: $1.62

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