If you haven't been told about the good old days, where you could go for a slap-up meal and film and still have enough change from £1 for the journey home, you're probably the person telling it.
We all know the vagaries of inflation has pushed some common-or-garden goods into the luxury price bracket (a home in London could be included in that category) while other break-the-bank type items have dropped so much in price you wonder why you bothered in the first place.
But do you really know how far your money could stretch when it had to - and how much 50p would get you back in the day?
The people at Go Compare have put together this quiz to see if you can put your money where your mouth is. Let battle commence...