kiwisue (kiwisue) wrote,
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The price of Nips and Pints

I'm procrastinating again *g*. Decided I simply had to know how much a pint was in 1977 - 1981. I found The National Archives site, which has a database of items on the retail prices index from 1914 to 2004.

Unfortunately *deep sigh*, alcohol prices were only included from 1987, but I thought it might be interesting anyway.



Draught Bitter (pint)Draught Lager (pint)Nip Whisky
1987839368
1988889971
19899610876
199010912283
199112413795
1992131146102
1993136153106
1994141158109
1995147166117
1996154173123
1997163181129
1998169189134
1999173194137
2000178200142
2001181203148
2002181209156
2003194226165
2004202233171


Ummm... I think the numbers represent pence but I'm not sure...

A simple 4% regression suggests the price of a pint of bitter in 1977 might have been around 60p, although it could have been less, given a higher rate of inflation & government tax hikes. Then again, maybe more expensive in London? The show isn't too helpful - a lemonade in 'Runner' was 30p (in a club), the icecreams in 'Blackout' were (an expensive) 20p... Anyone remember anything more?
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