Prices & Economy in 1981

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President: Ronald W. Reagan
Vice President: George Bush

Population: 229,465,714
Life expectancy: 74.1 years

Dow-Jones
High: 1024
Low: 824

Federal spending: $678.25 billion
Federal debt: $994.8 billion
Inflation: 10.2%
Consumer Price Index: 90.9
Unemployment: 7.1%

Prices
Cost of a new home: $83,000.00
Cost of a new car: $
Median Household Income: $19,074.00
Cost of a first-class stamp: $0.15 ($0.18 as of 3/22/81; $0.20 as of 11/1/81)
Cost of a gallon of regular gas: $1.38
Cost of a dozen eggs: $0.90
Cost of a gallon of Milk: $2.22