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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

 

FARM WAGES, 1880s

 

WAGES reported by STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS, 1880s

Unlike the federal sources above which can show wages in many places, the links below point to publications that focus on individual states. 

Wages in Foreign Countries, 1880-1889

Sources that include MULTIPLE COUNTRIES

Click the tabs above for individual countries.

WAGES in AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND, 1880s

WAGES in CANADA, 1880s

WAGES in FRANCE, 1880s

WAGES in UNITED KINGDOM / GREAT BRITAIN, 1880s

WAGES in INDIA, 1880s

WAGES in ITALY, 1880s

WAGES in SWEDEN, 1880s

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Wages, 1880s - Analysis

Prices, 1880-1889

PRICES FOR FOOD and ALCOHOL, 1880s

PRICES for MEALS, 1880s

PRICES for HOUSING, 1880s

PRICES for TRANSPORTATION, 1880s

PRICES for MERCHANDISE in government sources, 1880s

 

PRICES in mail order catalogs, 1880s

PRICES for SERVICES, 1880s

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Cost of Living / Consumer Expenditures - 1880s

Prices in Foreign Countries, 1880-1889

PRICES in MULTIPLE COUNTRIES, 1880s

PRICES in AUSTRALIA, 1880s

PRICES in CANADA, 1880s

PRICES in GREAT BRITAIN, 1880s

PRICES in INDIA, 1880s

PRICES in IRELAND, 1880s

PRICES in ITALY, 1880s

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Timeline -- Major economic events of the 1880s

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

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