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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 in Foreign Countries, 1870-1879

Wages, 1870s - Analysis

Prices, 1870-1879

Prices in Foreign Countries, 1870-1879

Timeline -- Major Economic Events of the 1870s

Taken from a 75-year graphical timeline of financial events in America, the links below 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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