Take a trip back to the year you were born

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We’ve all heard of the good old days, but what was so good about them?

Thanks to a new online tool, you can see for yourself how the last 100 years match up to the current day.

Take a trip back in time and find out the average house price, salary and car cost as well as how much petrol and a pint would set you back.

The site is the brainchild of the team at www.hillarys.co.uk. Called ‘The Year You Were Born’ the online tool offers visitors the chance to select the year that they were born from between 1916 to 2016 to see how much their weekly essential grocery shop would have cost them and the highest grossing film and bestselling single from their birth year.

Tara Hall, spokesperson for www.hillarys.co.uk, said: “The great thing about this tool is that it converts costs for various items from as far back as 1916 into today’s equivalent – giving users the chance to see what various purchases would’ve cost them in the year they were born compared to now.”

To fins out who topped the charts and the hot topics of the year you were born visit www.hillarys.co.uk/the-year-you-were-born.