7‘Normal’ Things From the ’80s and ’90s That Are Considered Luxuries Now

Durable Appliances and Household Equipment

In the ’80s and ’90s, small appliances like toasters and blenders, cookware, fridges, ovens, vacuums, and other household equipment lasted a decade or more.

Low-Cost College Education

In 1980, the cost of a four-year college education with room and board was around $10,000 price adjusted for inflation.

Company-Funded Retirement Packages

Employees working in the early ’80s enjoyed pension plans with their job contracts. Having retirement packages built into jobs was the norm for many companie.

Going to the Movies

From the ’80s to the late ’90s, America’s inflated-adjusted average movie ticket price went from $2.69 to $5.08. Family movie nights during.

Long-Lasting Clothes and Shoes

Fast fashion, the mass production of stylish and cheap clothes, has been growing steadily, with SHEIN, Forever 21, Uniqlo, Urban Outfitters.

Reasonably-Priced Healthcare

Healthcare costs continue to increase every year. Even with inflation-adjusted values, Americans spend six times as much on health care as they did in the 80s and 90s.

Week Long Vacations at National Parks

Road trips and vacations to national parks like Yellowstone, Badlands, Yosemite, and others were common. In the 1980s to ‘90s, families could afford to spend a week or month of their summer vacation.