Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Go go gadgets!
Here's some interesting numbers on gadget prices from the NZ govt statistician...
The average price of a radio [in 1949] was about £21, or about $1460 in today’s terms.
Colour TV sets were around $80 in 1975 ($7950 in today’s terms) for a 26-inch set.
Typewriters were included in the CPI basket in 1977, when the average price was $175 (about $1030 today).
In 2006, a 32-inch LCD-display TV retailed at about $2750. The same size TV in the September 2012 quarter would have cost about $680.
Source: From typewriters to tablets – the changing face and price of technology