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Prices and Wages by Decade: 1800s

Links to U. S. government documents listing retail prices for typical consumer purchases, and wages for common occupations. All data is for the United States unless specifically indicated.

1800s

Choose a decade below, or use the drop down boxes on the tabs above.

1800-1809

1810-1819

1820-1829

1830-1839

1840-1849

1850-1859

1860-1869

1870-1879

1880-1889

1890-1899