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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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Jump down to WAGES IN FOREIGN COUNTRIES

 

WAGES -- GENERAL SOURCES  (all occupations and worker types)

 

WAGES IN U. S. STATES

Wages in Foreign Countries, 1890-1899

Wages, 1890s - Analysis

Prices, 1890-1899

 

PRICES for MERCHANDISE

 

PRICES for HOUSING and LAND

 

PRICES for MEDICINES

 

PRICES for SERVICES

 

TRAVEL and TRANSPORTATION PRICES

Cost of Living / Consumer Expenditures - 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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