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Prices and Wages by Decade: 1840-1849

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.

Wages, 1840-1849

Wages in Foreign Countries, 1840-1847

Wages, 1840s - Analysis

Prices, 1840-1849

PRICES for FOOD, 1840s

PRICES for HOUSEHOLD ITEMS, 1840s

PRICES for CLOTHING and SEWING SUPPLIES, 1840s

PRICES for HARDWARE and BUILDING MATERIALS, 1840s

BOARDING HOUSE RATES, 1840s

PRICES for SERVICES, 1840s

PRICES for TRAVEL FARE, 1840s

PRICES for BOOKS, 1840s

COST of ATTENDING COLLEGE, 1840s

Until we locate a government source listing college cost averages, we will list expenses for individual colleges as we find them.  These are publications direct from the colleges; they are not government documents.

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Prices in Foreign Countries, 1840-1849

PRICES in GREAT BRITAIN, 1840s

PRICES in IRELAND, 1840s

PRICES in ITALY, 1840s

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