Class of 1942

How Much things cost in 1942:
-Average Cost of new house $3,770.00
-Average wages per year $1,880.00
-Cost of a gallon of Gas 15 cents
-Average Cost for house rent $35.00 per month
-Bottle Coca Cola 5 cents
-Average Price for a new car $920.00

What Events Happened in 1942:
War Bonds introduced raising $13 billion
Women's Coast Guard Auxiliary established
Voice of America begins broadcasting
Car Makers switch from making cars to making War Materials
The Cocoanut Grove nightclub in Boston burns to the ground in the worst Night Club Fire in US history killing 492 people

Submitted by Bill Scutta