Inflation is a b
500$ then= $8,190.63 today.
Just in case anyone was wondering.
@thenitney, average pay was 0.45¢ (18$/week)
Rent average was 18$/mo
Say you use another 18 for bills/food and put the rest in savings...
You'll have your 500$ house in 14 months.
@thenitney, quick maths
@thenitney, I was, thank you
@thenitney, Houses weren't $500 though. A quick Google search says they were $6k. So a $500 house was probably about as good as a $10k house would be today.
@Jokanu, yah, I looked that up too and considered adding it, but since the meme said 500 I didn't feel like going too far into it.
We're also not considering that it's very rare someone would pay cash for a house so a little more than a year and a half would give you a nice 10% down.
Yabba Dabba Die
And making $40/week doing it
So... baby boomers are ‘46-‘64... this is the greatest generation
@CKMe, greatest were the ones that fought in WW2
@CrazyRightWinger, that’s the silent generation, greatest was WWI
Inflations a bitch
@Mantis Tobaggan, IDK man, inflation worked great for Fry.
@Emp4th, it's also a really hot fetish!
I mean...yeah Futurama is great!
@Mantis Tobaggan, yeah, I find inflation really fun to watch!
I mean yeah, it's a really well written show.
I mean, while there has been a lot of inflation. I'm buying my second house, and I'm 24, my wife doesn't work. So it's still doable, and I don't make six figures.
Yes, it's not as easy, but if you manage your money, and work hard, you can still achieve a similar life. Just with less money in the bank.
I looked it up and the average house price in 1930 was $6000, which is like $195k with inflation... lucky bastards
Ya, for some people it's easier to complain than to actually get stuff done.
I DID THAT BEFORE! I WORKED HARDER! AND GUESS WHERE IT GOT ME!? MORE ADDICTED TO ALCOHOL and reaccuring thoughts of suicide