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Standard of Living Increases in the 1960s

American Food Consumption Index 1960=97 1967=100 1970=102

"Food" % change
Protein 4.2
Fat 10.4
Carbohydrates 1.3
Fresh Fruits and Vegetables -10
Canned food 18
Refined Sugar 4.1

Growth of Appliances in U.S. Homes

in percents

Appliance 1960 1970
Telephone 78.5 90.5
Clothes dryer 19.6 44.6
Dishwasher 7.1 26.1

Ranges and vacuum cleaners increased 18% in the decade whereas home airconditioning increased 300%.