Class of 1941

How Much things cost in 1941
Average Cost of new house $4,075.00
Average wages per year $1,750.00
Cost of a gallon of Gas 12 cents
Average Cost for house rent $32.00 per month
Beautyrest mattress $39.50
Average Price for a new car $850.00
Federal spending: $13.65 billion
Federal debt: $57.5 billion
Consumer Price Index: 14.7
Unemployment: 9.9%
Cost of a first-class stamp: $0.03

After many years where parents had decided what teenagers wore a new revolution was happening where teenagers became fashion conscious, also drive in Movies and drive in fast food were growing in popularity.

On December 7th 1941 the US was attacked by the Japanese at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii more than 2400 American servicemen were killed that day and America entered the WAR . And with neutrality ended some 950 tanks were sent to Britain together with food, trucks, guns and ammunition.

Submitted by Bill Scutta