For people in 40’s, do you constantly find yourself comparing current prices to prices during 80’s and 90’s?

I know inflation is inevitable. but to me, the prices during my teen and 20's which was 80's and 90's are the way it is supposed to be reasonable prices of things. I was in CA and back then, movies were $4-7, gas was $1-2/gal, average 2 bedroom apartment rent was $500-800. Most of fastfood combo meals... show more I know inflation is inevitable. but to me, the prices during my teen and 20's which was 80's and 90's are the way it is supposed to be reasonable prices of things.

I was in CA and back then, movies were $4-7, gas was $1-2/gal, average 2 bedroom apartment rent was $500-800. Most of fastfood combo meals were $3-5. Most decent quality non luxury sedas were $10000-20000. Most dishes in restaurant were $7-15. Most theme park prices were $20-40. It seems I never really got used to prices level after 2000.

I find myself constantly comparing prices now to prices back then and feel things are just too expensive. I hardly get combo meal these days unless I have some discount coupon. I cannot possibly imagine myself going to movie and pay $15(movie)+$15(popcorn and drink) to watch one movie. I am still shocked to see how decent size 3-4 bedrooms houses are $700K-1mil when they used to be like $150K-300K back then.

I went to burgerking today to use coupon and found myself shaking my head while seeing those combo prices. I know it's kind of silly but I was just wondering how others feel. Do you find yourself never get adapted to new prices?
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