In 1990 the average cost of a new home was about $150,000. The median household income was around $30,000. A stamp was only 25 cents and a gallon of gas was a mere $1.16. I remember gas would occasionally drop as low as 99 cents and I could fill my car up with $13.00. Milk was about $2.78 a gallon.
By 1995 the average cost of a home went up to $159,000 and the average household income was $34,000. Stamps also went up to 32 cents but gas was about the same. Milk was about $2.96 a gallon.
By the year 1999 the average cost of a home went up to $196,000 and the average anuual household income was about $40,000. Gas was about $1.17 a gallon. Milk cost an average of $3.32.
By 2004 the average cost of a new home went up to $216,000. The average annual income went up to $55,000 and a gallon of gas was about $1.50.
All of these prices vary acording to factors such as region but these are just average, typical prices.