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Prices and Wages by Decade: 1890-1899

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, 1890-1899

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GENERAL SOURCES  (all occupations and worker types)

 

WAGES IN U. S. STATES

Wages in Foreign Countries, 1890-1899

Wages, 1890s - Analysis

Prices, 1890-1899

FOOD PRICES

PRICES for MERCHANDISE AND DRY GOODS

PRICES for SERVICES

TRAVEL and TRANSPORTATION PRICES

PRICES for REAL ESTATE, HOUSING and BUILDING MATERIALS

Consumer Expenditures and Cost of Living - 1890s

Prices in Foreign Countries, 1890-1899

Timeline -- Major Economic Events of the 1890s

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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