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GL turns 20: Mind-boggling price comparisons from 20 years ago

 

 

Happy 20th birthday, Girls’ Life! Haven’t you gals heard? GL’s turning 20 this year! That’s right, we’re longer a teen. So to celebrate, we’re taking a glance back at what the price of what some things might have cost our readers in 1994 (aka our birth year—woo hoo!) compared to now. 

 

Our conclusion: Everything less expensive then. Way less expensive. Can we go back to 1994 prices, but stick with 2014 quality? A girl can dream. Keep reading below to check out a blast of things from the past!

 

Girls’ Life Magazine Issue

1994: $3.95

2014: $3.99

 

MAC Viva Glam Lipstick

1994: $7

2014: $16

 

A Car (average price)

1994: $12,371

2014: $30,000

 

Cell Phone

It was actually rare to have a cell phone in 1994. And now look at today, most people can’t even survive without their cell phone!

1994: $50 to $90

2014: the iPhone 5c & 5s range from $100 to $500

 

Snickers Bar

1994: $0.74

2014: $1.19

 

A Gallon of Milk

1994: $2.88

2014: $3.05

 

A Dozen Eggs

1994: $0.87

2014: $2.00

 

Movie Ticket

1994: $4.18

2014: $11.50

 

A Gallon of Gas

1994: $1.11

2014: $3.60

 

An ounce of Gold

1994: $384

2014: $1474.03

 

What was the crazy price change you saw? Let us know in the comments below!

BY DEVEN FELDSTEIN ON 6/4/2014 10:00:00 AM

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