Caruso’s Now and Then – a look at how life was 50 years ago


50 years ago things were quite different…check it out! Maybe it can be some Thanksgiving trivia to share around the table.

1960:

President: Dwight Eisenhower

US Population: 180,600,000

Average Income: $5,315

Cost of a new car: $2,600

Cost of 1 gallon of gas: $0.31

Oscar winner for best picture: The Apartment

2010:

President: Barack Obama

US Population: 307,000,000 (almost double!)

Average Income: $50,221

Cost of a new car: $26,300

Cost of 1 gallon of gas: $2.99

Oscar winner for best picture: The Hurt Locker

And the median home price then and now? $16,500 in 1960 and $248,800 today. Find the price of homes in your area by visiting www.HomeValuesInYourArea.info

And Thank You for making me Your Orange County Real Estate Specialist!

Best,

Michael Caruso, Broker ABR ABRM CLHMS CRB CRS GRI GREEN

Past President, Orange County Association of Realtors www.michaelcarusorealestate.com

949-753-7900

Source: Moulton Niguel Water Department newsletter “Water Lines”. http://www.mnwd.com

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