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Cost Of Living 2002 (in the US): Cost Of Living 2017 (in the US):
Average Cost of new house $228,700. Average Cost of new house $384,000.
Average Median Household Income $42,409. Average Median Household Income $55,775.*
Cost of a gallon of Gas $1.61 Cost of a gallon of Gas $2.28
Gallon of Milk $2.75 Gallon of Milk $3.34
Loaf of Bread $1.01 Loaf of Bread $2.31
- George Bush creates the Department of Homeland Security on June 7th to fight threats of terrorism.
- Congress passes the Iraq Resolution authorizing the Iraq War.
- American Idol premiered kicking off a new way to discover talent.
- The Euro becomes the official currency of twelve of the European Union’s Members.
- The Mars Odyssey finds signs of huge water ice deposits on the planet Mars.
- Former United States President Jimmy Carter is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
- New England Patriots win the Super Bowl (some things never change). Anaheim Angels win the World Series. Brazil wins the World Cup.
- “The Beltway Snipers” terrorize Washington D.C. motorists killing 10 before being arrested.
- Spiderman was the #1 movie at the box office, while A Beautiful Mind wins Best Picture at the Academy Awards.