It's no use comparing times. When one compares today with that which existed a few decades ago in terms of food, prices, culture, lifestyle, education, health care, nothing results from it except for bitterness. Each person thinks her/his times are the best. Maybe, would want to relive it, which is totally impossible.
I've noticed that elders complain of the shortcomings of our 'times' and everything associated with it. But, literally, there's nothing that one can do.