‘Mad Men’ Infographic: The Cost of Being Don Draper (1962 vs Today)

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mad man infographic Mad Men Infographic: The Cost of Being Don Draper (1962 vs Today)

After a long hiatus, the Mad Men season 5 premiere is just around the corner. With the premiere set to air this Sunday, what better way to get in the Draper spirit than to take a look at the man himself (in infographic form).

Breaking down the life of Don Draper, the infographic compares the cost of Draper’s life in 1962 with what the equivalent would be in today’s world. While living the life of Don Draper may have been difficult in 1962, it appears even more so in today’s world – especially with a significant pay cut stemming from what his position would earn now.

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Funny how most of the numbers don’t even remotely match up with “inflation,” eh?


Mad Men season 5 premieres March 25 @9pm

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  1. Fascinating breakdown.

    No one in 1962 would have
    predicted the biggest change:

    National Debt 1962 298 Billion
    National Debt 2010 13.6 Trillion

    Over 14 trillion now and counting.

    • You can’t count that fast… That’s why you need an iPad.

  2. I can’t wait for the premiere and I’m planning to throw an authentic period “Vodka Party” to celebrate, using this guide. I’ve been archiving authentic early-60s party recipes on my blog this original promo pamphlet has swinging vintage hors d’oeuvres and cocktail recipes displayed with real Mad Men-era style. I especially like the Avocado Dip (like a frothy guacamole) and a Moscow Mule to wash it down. Here’s my guide to throwing the perfect 60s vintage cocktail party: http://thevodkaparty.com/how-to-throw-an-authentic-mad-men-era-cocktail-party-the-inside-skinny/

  3. Where’s the cost of booze?