#49 & #53, Looking at prices today vs. years ago, are you looking at the process which it takes to manufacture these products? You're not comparing apples to apples. That $1400 a month would be $11,225 if you required all of the manual labor to complete the task of what is required today.
There is much automation where manual labor used to be in manufacturing electronics, refrigerators, etc. In housing, the materials are more uniform and require less manual labor. The tools used to build the house are faster and require less labor. It's not just a simple multiplication factor by years.
A house built in 1960 does not equate to a house built in 2016 just as a refrigerator manufactured in 1960 does not equal to a refrigerator manufactured in 2016.