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All these answers so far, and nobody mentions that Douglas Adams himself had apparently said that 42p was simply the cost of a pint at his local pub at the time he wrote the book.

Heard this decades ago. No idea whether it's true or not. Just relaying what I know.

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A quick Google search brought back a BBC page from over 12 years ago with someone making the same claim. Of course, that's not any more authoritative than what I just mentioned...
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