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Prices and Wages by Decade: 1870-1879

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 in the United States, 1870-1879

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in INDIVIDUAL STATES
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ANALYSIS OF WAGE TRENDS
 

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WAGES -- GENERAL SOURCES

Wages reported at the State and Local Level, 1870-1879

WAGES reported at the STATE and LOCAL LEVEL, 1870s -- Multiple States

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WAGES in California, 1870s

WAGES in Connecticut, 1870s

WAGES in Illinois, 1870s

WAGES in Massachusetts, 1870s

WAGES in Missouri, 1870s

WAGES in New York, 1870s

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Wages in Foreign Countries, 1870-1879

Wages in MULTIPLE COUNTRIES, 1870s

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Wages in AUSTRALIA, 1870s

Wages in FRANCE, 1870s

Wages in INDIA, 1870s

Wages in IRELAND, 1870s

Wages in SWEDEN, 1870s

Wages in the UNITED KINGDOM, 1870s

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Wages, 1870s - Analysis

Prices in the United States, 1870-1879

PRICES for FOOD, 1870s

PRICES for CLOTHING and MERCHANDISE, 1870s

TRANSPORTATION, 1870s

PRICES for HEALTH CARE, 1870s

PRICES for SERVICES, 1870s

PRICES for HOUSE RENT, FARMS and LAND, 1870s

PRICES for HOUSEHOLD FARM MATERIALS, 1870s

EDUCATION expenses, 1870s

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Prices in Foreign Countries, 1870-1879

Prices in AUSTRALIA, 1870s

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Prices in CANADA, 1870s

Prices in GREAT BRITAIN, 1870s

Prices in INDIA, 1870s

Prices in ITALY, 1870s

Prices in SWEDEN, 1870s

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Timeline - Economic events of the 1870s

"75 Years of American Finance: A Graphic Presentation 1861-1935"
Source: Federal Reserve Bank of Saint Louis.
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1870

"75 Years of American Finance: A Graphic Presentation 1861-1935"
Source: Federal Reserve Bank of Saint Louis.
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1871

"75 Years of American Finance: A Graphic Presentation 1861-1935"
Source: Federal Reserve Bank of Saint Louis.
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1872

"75 Years of American Finance: A Graphic Presentation 1861-1935"
Source: Federal Reserve Bank of Saint Louis.
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1873

"75 Years of American Finance: A Graphic Presentation 1861-1935"
Source: Federal Reserve Bank of Saint Louis.
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1874

"75 Years of American Finance: A Graphic Presentation 1861-1935"
Source: Federal Reserve Bank of Saint Louis.
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1875

"75 Years of American Finance: A Graphic Presentation 1861-1935"
Source: Federal Reserve Bank of Saint Louis.
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1876

"75 Years of American Finance: A Graphic Presentation 1861-1935"
Source: Federal Reserve Bank of Saint Louis.
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1877

"75 Years of American Finance: A Graphic Presentation 1861-1935"
Source: Federal Reserve Bank of Saint Louis.
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1878

"75 Years of American Finance: A Graphic Presentation 1861-1935"
Source: Federal Reserve Bank of Saint Louis.
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1879

"75 Years of American Finance: A Graphic Presentation 1861-1935"
Source: Federal Reserve Bank of Saint Louis

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