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