Numbers: Oct. 18, 1999

$15,440 How much a Hong Kong woman paid two con men for 430 stomach tablets to cure the Y2K bug

$321 Typical cost of a "Y2K survival kit" for sale on U.S. websites, containing items like Kool-Aid and Spam, worth a total of $50

27 Number of earthquakes in the San Francisco Bay area last week

1 Position of San Francisco in MONEY magazine's survey of the top-300 most desirable places to live

5% The approximate amount that college tuition and fees rose this school year, the lowest in four years 2.26% Current annual rate of inflation

$7 Amount that...

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