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THEN & NOW: How life in England has changed since 1966

THEN & NOW: How life in England has changed since 1966

PA - Ron Bell

 

England’s long wait to contest another major final has come to an end as Gareth Southgate's men have followed in the footsteps of Sir Alf Ramsey's 1966 squad.

The Three Lions will face Italy in Sunday’s European Championship decider and attempt to finally add to their World Cup triumph, with Harry Kane  hoping he can become the second England captain to lift a major tournament trophy at Wembley.

A lot has changed in the last 55 years and here we take a look at the major differences to English culture:

 

Cost of a pint

'66: Two shillings (10 pence, or £1.75 in today’s money)

2021: £3.69

 

Number One in the singles charts

July 30, '66: Chris Farlowe – ‘Out of Time’

July 9, 2021: Ed Sheeran – ‘Bad Habits’

 

Cost of a new car

'66: £950 (£15,968 in today’s money)

2021: £22,000

 

Average house price

'66: £3,620 (£60,848 in today’s money)

2021: £256,405

 

Top storyline in Coronation Street

July '66: Ken Barlow starts a film society in the Glad Tidings Mission but one of the films shown by mistake is a nudist film.

July 2021: Todd Grimshaw reaches a new low as he steals from a homeless man’s funeral fund.

 

A ticket to the final

'66: 10 shillings (50p, or £8.73 in today’s money)

Euro 2020: £81.78-£813.35

 

Average wage

'66: For men, £1,220

2021: £27,768

 

Footballer wages

George Cohen '66: £1,400

Kyle Walker 2021: £7,800,000 (salarysport.com)

 

Litre of petrol

'66: One shilling and two pence (£1.02 in today’s money)

2021: 130.5p

 

Cinema ticket

'66: Four shillings and 9.5 pence (24.03p in today’s money)

2021: £6.75

 

Pint of milk

'66: Four pence (29p in today’s money)

2021: 42p


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