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What can 10 yuan buy in China in the 1960s? [Copy link] 中文

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Those born in the 1960s and earlier in China may remember how different prices were back in the day. Popsicles, pancakes, and fried dough sticks all cost 3 Fen. Yes, Fen, not Mao. 3 Fen is equal to .3 Mao or .03 Yuan. Another crazy example- first grade school fees for one semester cost 8 Mao.

What could you buy with 10 Yuan in the 1960s, and what can you buy with 10 Yuan today? Check out these price comparisons.

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1) Bags of Rice
In the late 1960s, 10 Yuan got you 40 kg of rice. In 2015, you can buy about 1.75 kg.


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2) Crabs

In the 1960s, seafood lovers could purchase 6 kg of crabs for 10 Yuan. Now, you can get six crab legs (of the same quality) for 10 Yuan.




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3) Buying Fish
In the 1960s, you could get 15 kg worth of large yellow croaker for 10 Yuan. Now you can buy some fish scales. Tempting….


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4) Cloth and Clothing
10 Yuan would get you 3.3 m and change when purchasing cloth by the yard in the late 1960s.


Now, 10 Yuan will get you about one-third of a meter. At least you can make some underwear, or a sock!

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5) Veggie Delight
In the late 1960s, you could buy a whopping 250 kg of vegetables for 10 Yuan. Now you can buy about 2 kg.


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6) Beef Noodles
In the late 1960s, you could buy 50 bowls of beef noodles for 10 Yuan. Now you can get one, if you're lucky!

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