How much did it cost for <b>you</b> to be born

Well, I know. I cost USD 85.83, to the penny, and the receipts prove it. The average weekly wage was about USD 67, so I cost a little more than a week’s wage.

The deposit receipt:

The final bill (while it isn’t marked paid, I hope it was; if they charged 7.5% interest on the outstanding balance it would be USD 3,503 today):

4 Responses to “How much did it cost for <b>you</b> to be born”

  1. tkn1114 says:
  2. bjarvis says:

    Only $85.83?! What a deal! I’ll take two, please! 🙂

  3. chrishansenhome says:

    Well, I did a Google search on something like “Cost of living in 1952 in the United States” and found a site that gives such retro statistics.

    If you want to read about my journey here, look at my website and follow the links to “About me”.

    I think that the next security innovation for travel will be to travel naked (after a thorough body cavity search) wearing only flipflops issued by the government. OK for the young nubile men, but people like me won’t like it one bit.

  4. chrishansenhome says:

    Oh dear. Well, I’m not likely to enjoy parading around naked in flipflops unless all the young men are bear-chasers!

    What is a vanity mirror?

    I’ve lived here for 12 years and this is my home. I am a dual British/US citizen (read the website and you’ll find out everything!)

    I added you to my Yahoo Messenger contact list by the way, if you still use that. Easier to chat there than using lj…