The extensive price figures below were collected by the state of Massachusetts, and reported in Comparative wages, prices, and cost of living (from the Sixteenth annual report of the Massachusetts Bureau of Statistics of Labor, for 1885) / by Carroll D. Wright. Most tables below report price data up through the 1860s.
CLOTHING and SEWING SUPPLIES
HARDWARE & BUILDING MATERIALS
The following book was noted in the statistical literature for providing actual English working class family budgets for the late 18th century. It does list amounts in English money, so users may wish to check this U.S. dollars to British pounds exchange rate calculator.
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