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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, 1870-1879

WAGES reported at the STATE AND LOCAL LEVEL

Wages in Foreign Countries, 1870-1879

Wages in MULTIPLE COUNTRIES, 1870s

Click the tabs above for single countries.

Wages in AUSTRALIA, 1870s

Wages in FRANCE, 1870s

Wages in INDIA, 1870s

Wages in IRELAND, 1870s

Wages in SWEDEN, 1870s

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Wages, 1870s - Analysis

Prices, 1870-1879

PRICES for FOOD, 1870s

PRICES for CLOTHING and MERCHANDISE, 1870s

TRANSPORTATION FARES, 1870s

PRICES for MEDICINE, 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

Prices in GREAT BRITAIN, 1870s

Prices in INDIA, 1870s

Prices in ITALY, 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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1879

Taken from a 75-year graphical timeline of financial events in America, the links above each lead to a single year on the chart.  To see the full chart in context, go to the St. Louis Federal Reserve website.

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