How far would $100.00 go?

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  1. nudeyorker

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    When you were 18?
    I'll start...I could to away for the weekend and ski, including transportation, lift tickets, lodging, food and drinks! Or it would buy a new ski parka!
     
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    Do u mean ten thousand dollars or just hundred?
     
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    When I was 18 a thousand dollars would buy a car! The reason I brought this up is that I was having a conversation with someone at Brunch today of how $100.00 does not go very far anymore! However for people who are now about 18 I'm curious how far it goes!
     
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    Well 100$ wouldn't bring me far these days. Well maybe it can. Went camping with friends last year for less then 100$ for 5 days, transport was my car, camping in the Netherlands, and a lot of food and things we visited.
    But live isn't cheap anymore.
    Also went camping when I was 18 in venice with friends. For a week, took the plane and just spended 150$, so not that much. Also spending on food and trip too venicecity
     
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    It would have paid both my car and health insurance for the whole year.Yeah,I know I'm old.
     
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    OMG, you are SO OLD!

    When I was 18, 100$ could get me a hotel room and two meals at a fast food resturaunt.:tongue:

    I'm a horrible date.
     
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    At the time $10.00 would fill the tank of my car with gas, a bottle of Coca Cola and a pack of cigarettes!
     
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    It would buy 200 gallons of gasoline. Nowadays, living here, it buys about 11 litres!
     
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    I was living in North Africa at the time, where life was a lot, lot cheaper, in line with the local economy. $100 was usually enough to live on for a month, including rent on a two-bedroom city-centre apartment.

    The first time I saw a loaf of bread selling for over $1.00 in Europe, I was beyond aghast, after years of having paid around a-cent-and-a-half for the same. :rolleyes: Actually, I still recoil just a little, over a decade on in time.
     
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    That was the year you got your drivers licence, wasn't it, Alex?
    I mean, Adenauer was still chancellor.:wink:
     
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    You're getting mixed up again, Rubicon. We never even had a chancellor back then; our Heidelberg boy Ebert was still runnin' the show when I returned from the colonies. :rolleyes:
     
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    And besides, you didn't need a licence to drive a horseless buggy.
    Point taken, Al.:tongue:
     
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    You take a date to eat out and the movies 5 times for $100.00. Of course, you still couldn't buy a coke or popcorn back then.
     
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    I can buy a pair of pants...
     
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    P.S. When I was 18, 21 (almost 22! :eek:) years ago, $100 was a considerable sum for a teen. It meant the weekly take-home from a minimum-wage job (lifeguarding at the local lake beach); it also meant the earnings from mowing 10 lawns that were roughly the size of 1/8 of the National Mall.

    Yes, back in the day, when I walked 50 miles to school uphill both ways in the snowdrifts in the winter and the steaming humidity in the summer . . . without shoes . . . . :biggrin1::tongue:
     
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    When I was 18 a $100.00 would get me an ounce of weed, a new pair of Levi's, Eric Clapton's new Album, Derek and the Dominoes, a couple packs of cigs, some beer (cause 18 was the drinking age).
    Those were my priorities.....what a fuckin' mess.
     
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    When I was 18 a gallon of gas (not the Canadian Royal gallon) cost 18.9 cents. So, two bucks of gas would keep me hurtling around town for more than a week (at the time I drove a 1961 Lincoln I'd bought from my Chinese landlady for $400).

    U$S100 would pay for: 1 quarter of college tuition ($70.00) and all my books, with five or ten dollars left over to eat for a week.

    $100 would have bought more food that I would have been able to eat in one month.

    $100 would have paid the entire rent and all of the utilities on my little house up on Geary in San Francisco for a month.

    $100 would have paid for a round-trip ticket to Paris on Student-Standby; a venerable institution that no longer exists in the unregulated world of boom or bust airlines of today. And it would have included all airport taxes!
     
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    OMG I forgot about the student cards with the Airlines...$100.00 round trip from LA to Honolulu on standby!
     
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    When I was 18 $100 was a good down payment on a car, or a piece of shit guitar. I paid 100 bucks for a used Fender Bassman bass amp in 1972. Now they're over 12 times that much when you can find them. Back then it was my entire prom night. Now a hundred dollars is a nice dinner for two. Not extravagant, just decent.
     
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