Today Queen Elizabeth II will become the longest reigning British monarch in history. We are looking back 63 years to when her reign began in 1952 and are staggered to find that the average price of a house has increased 147-fold.
In 1952 the average price of a house was £1,891. Today it's £279,515. Of course we shouldn't just judge these figures in isolation. Inflation - and especially wage inflation - has risen very strongly in the time period too.
To give a more rounded view, we compared the changes in house prices to wage rises, as well as the changes in costs to comparable goods and services.
|Average house price||£1,8911||£279,5152||x 147|
|Average weekly earnings (women)||£53||£4594||x 91|
|Average weekly earnings (men)||£93||£5664||x 62|
|Pack of 20 cigarettes||22p3||£9.215||x 41|
|Cinema ticket||20p6||£7.853||x 39|
|Pint of beer||9p7||£38||x 33|
|Loaf of bread||6p3||£15||x 16|
|Pint of milk||4p4||45p5||x 11|
|Gallon of petrol||51p9||£4.9910||x 9|
|Aeroplane flight, London to Jahnnesburg||£17511||£55512||x 3|
Here are a few more comparisons we found interesting...
In 1952 the UK population was 50 million. Today it is over 64 million.
In 1952 there were almost 674,000 live births in the UK. This has only risen slightly to over 695,000 in 2012.
There were over 349,000 marriages in 1952, but in 2014 this was down to 262,000.
By contrast, divorces have risen from almost 34,000 in 1952 to over 118,000 in 2014.
In the charts
This week in 1952 the New York Time Best Seller list was topped by 'The Silver Chalice' by Thomas B Costain. Today 'x' by Sue Grafton is number 1 on the list.
At the cinema
Sources:  Nationwide;  Your Move House Price Index Jul 2015;  The Telegraph;  Office for National Statistics;  Tesco;  Terra Media;  Beer Genie;  pintprice.com;  The AA;  speedlimit.co.uk;  BBC;  Skyscanner;  World Bank