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The Cost of a Headache, Etc.

August 18, 1996

Prices of aspirin and a few other basic goods and services in some major world cities:

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City Apples Aspirin Candy Bar Man's Haircut (1 lb.) (100 tablets) Hong Kong $.72 $9.61 $.71 $37.73 London 80 9.69 35 27.10 Mexico City 69 1.16 45 6.93 Paris 77 7.91 75 22.40 Rio de Janeiro 1.32 7.23 63 23.92 Sydney 89 7.43 58 20.85 Tokyo 3.96 35.93 1.06 66.66 Toronto 94 5.00 60 14.10

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Source: Runzheimer International

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