A lot has changed since The Beatles first played for an American audience … namely, things have gotten a lot more expensive.
A new car
In 1964, the average cost of a new car was $3,500. Today, you’re paying around $24,680.
A gallon of gas
In 1964 you could get a gallon of gas for around 25 cents. Today that price has skyrocketed to around $4 nationwide.
In 1964 the average American home cost about $20,983. Today you’re looking at an average cost of $147,955 for the American dream.
The average working American took home an annual salary of $4,576 in 1964. Today we’re making $32,260 on average.
A phone call
It cost just 10 cents to make a call from a pay phone in 1964. Today’s equivalent … what’s a pay phone?