I think you could buy a car for about 800 dollars and gas must have been about 12 cents a gallon or so. :)
Gas was eighteen cents a gallon when I was driving the '34 Plymouth my dad bought during the war after selling almost brand new Hudson to a friend in Texas!
Wow! My Mom managed a Woolworths in Nebraska in 1944 and I remember seeing one of her pay stubs and thinking how little it was.Blessings,Betsy
Wow! Times have changed. What was the minimum wage back then? My first job, as an exercise instructor, was in 1969 when minimum wage was $1.60.
We were paid fifty cents an hour at S.H. Kress. I only worked summers and on Saturdays during school.
I remember earning about $2.50 an hour working on the college campus in 1968. Doesn't seem like much now but then gas was 25-cents.