Stranger Things: What was the Cost of Living in 1983 Hawkins, Indiana?

Fintech firm OppLoans dives deep into the Upside Down in the name of financial research.

CHICAGO—October—We all know that home prices and take-home pay have risen since 1983, but what about the things that really matter? Things like Eggos, kids’ bikes, and Dungeons and Dragons games?

In honor of the upcoming season of Stranger Things, fintech firm has braved the Upside Down and returned with the cold hard facts. And while they didn’t find Barb (they didn’t look that hard), they did come back with a fun and shiny infographic that breaks down the cost of living in 1983 versus today.

You can explore the infographic here.


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