What Was Happening In 1959

Cost of Living 1959

How Much things cost in 1959
Yearly Inflation Rate USA 1.01%
Average Cost of new house $12,400.00
Average Yearly Wages $5,010.00
Cost of a gallon of Gas 25 cents
Average Cost of a new car $2,200.00
Loaf of Bread 20 cents

Alaska & Hawaii Become US States

US Unemployment reaches 1.4 million

IBM shipped the transistor-based IBM 1401 mainframe.