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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 GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS

Wages in Foreign Countries, 1880-1889

Wages, 1880s - Analysis

Prices, 1880-1889

Prices in Foreign Countries, 1880-1889

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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