Don Draper is a man of refined tastes: he drives a Cadillac Coup De Ville, owns a charming home in Westchester, NY, and has a proclivity for the original gentleman’s drink, the old-fashioned. But that was then and this is now, so what did these things cost in 1962 and how do they compare to the equivalent costs today? We dug up the numbers on everything from credit cards and total debt per household, to housing prices and the cost for a tank of gas, to find out just how much the prices have changed over the decades.

From the Desk of Don Draper: The Cost of 1962, Today

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Published March 21, 2012 Updated: August 7, 2014
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