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'Mad Men' price index: Peggy's apartment

Sources: The New York Times, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Miller Samuel Appraisers and Consultants.
Photo by Michael Yarish/AMC

"Mad Men" secretary-turned-copywriter Peggy Olson would have paid a little more than $160 a month for a Manhattan apartment in the 1960s, but she'd probably need more than one roommate to afford the price of a similar rental today.

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