Private's pay circa 1982

#1
Any old and bold types here who might be able to tell me roughly how much a private serving in 1982 would have made per year? Pretty please.
 
#2
I would guess at about 5-7k p.a.

A TA pte/O/Cdt was making about 17 quid a day in 1983.
 
#3
You need to know how much a packet of fags was at the time. The equation is - cost of packet of 20 fags x 6 I think, and that seems to be the case the world over.
 
#4
You need to know how much a packet of fags was at the time. The equation is - cost of packet of 20 fags x 6 I think, and that seems to be the case the world over.
99p for 20 cheap ones, 1.20 for brand ones.

A pint was 66p.

That was the year i started smoking and drinking.
 
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#8
If it helps I started in 1986 on £10.70 a day.
April 1982 - 10.33 per day, therefore 3,770.45 per annum, makes you wonder how we could spend it all!!!!

If you want the exact breakdown I still have my payslip lurking around somewhere with food accom etc., deductions.
 
#9
Would have been roughly DM400 - DM500 in the bank on payday. (DM3 to £)

Good job Naafi was only 50Pfg a pint.
 

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