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Prices and Wages by Decade: 1880-1889

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, 1880-1889

WAGES for WORK ON FARMS

WAGES for TRANSPORTATION OCCUPATIONS

WAGES reported in STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS

Wages in Foreign Countries, 1880-1889

Wages, 1880s - Analysis

Prices, 1880-1889 (click tabs)

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Prices in Foreign Countries, 1880-1889

Cost of Living / Consumer Expenditures - 1880s

Timeline -- Major Economic Events of the 1880s

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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