How Much things cost in 2000
Average Cost of new house $134,150.00
Average Income per year $40,343.00
Average Monthly Rent $675.00
Cost of a gallon of Gas $1.26
Average cost of new car $24,750.00
US Postage Stamp 33 cents
1 LB of Bacon $2.97
Ground Coffee per LB $3.44
Loaf of Bread $1.72
Dozen Eggs 89 cents
Barrel Of Oil Tops $30.00 per barrel
What Events Happened in 2000
The State of
Vermont passes HB847, legalizing Civil Unions for same-sex couples.
The Tate Modern opens in London.
The new Millennium Bridge across the
Thames is opens and is closed due to safety fears.
Concorde Air France Flight 4590 crashes
just after takeoff from Paris killing all 109 aboard and 5 on the ground.
The UK fuel protests take place, with
refineries blockaded, and supply to the country's network of petrol
Divers discover the ancient port of Alexandria
the home of Cleopatra and Mark Anthony
300 gallons of black sludge is released into
the Mississippi River causing an environmental disaster
In Aden, Yemen, the USS Cole is badly
damaged by two suicide bombers
Pope John Paul II visits Israel prayed
for forgiveness of the sins of those involved in the Holocaust
California suffers the first of two
years of Rolling Blackouts
The use of mobile phones continues
to grow as mobile phones move from the perceived"Yuppie Device"
to an essential consumer product.
President Robert Mugabe pressed on with his
plan to remove Zimbabwe's farms from white ownership.
Mexican voters vote for Vicente Fox
A fire at the Childers Palace Backpackers
Hostel in the town of Childers, in Queensland, Australia leaves
15 backpackers dead
The UK is hit by one of the worst snow
storms in the last 50 years bringing public transport to a halt
The Lifespan in US is now 77.5 years
Mad Cow Disease causes alarm in Europe
due to it's growth
America Online and Time Warner Combine
The Summer Olympics are held in Sydney
A cable car taking skiers up to a glacier
in Austria catches fire in a mountain tunnel killing 156
Hillary Clinton is elected to the US
Control of the Panama Canal joining
the Pacific and Atlantic oceans is handed over to Panama after 75 years
of US control
An earthquake measuring 7.9 on the
Richter scale strikes the western island of Sumatra, Indonesia
Tiger Woods becomes the youngest player
to win a Grand Slam in Golf
Ken Livingstone is elected as London's
first elected mayor
U.S. presidential election, 2000 Republican
challenger George W. Bush defeats Democrat Vice President Al
Gore, but the final outcome is not known for over a month because of
disputed votes in Florida.
Popular Culture 2000
show Big Brother is broadcast on German private channel RTLH and captures
worldwide media interest
The Latest Harry Potter Book Is Published
"Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire"
How the Grinch
Mission: Impossible II
What Women Want
The Perfect Storm
Meet the Parents
What Lies Beneath
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Manic Street Preachers
over Y2K passes without the serious, widespread computer failures and
malfunctions that had been predicted
Microsoft releases Windows 2000.
AOL and Time Warner Merge
The Dot Com Bubble Bursts and thousands of
DotComs go bust
One American astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts
prepare for 4 month stay on the international space station,
The Worlds largest Ferris Wheel or Observation
Wheel ( The London Eye ) is opened
According to NASA the hole in the Ozone layer
over Antarctica has increased by .62 sq miles to 17 square miles in
just 12 months
Mars Odyssey is launched
The NASDAQ peaks at 5132.52 just before the
dot com bubble bursts.
It is agreed by European Airbus Consortium
to go ahead with plans to build the worlds largest passenger plane the
Airbus A3xx , it will accommodate up to 656 passengers.
A destructive computer virus ILOVEYOU spread
by e-mail shuts down computers world wide
First Draft of Human Genome handed over