A bit of trivia for those into comparisons of then and now. Since 1962 inflation has seen prices in America increase by a factor of just under 10 — so a few of these items are well up now on the inflation-adjusted equivalents but most are compatible. Median weekly earnings of full-time workers were $1,070 in the third quarter of 2022 or $55,640 a year.

For NZ equivalents you need to adjust for the exchange rate factor (times 1.7 at present).