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Prices and Wages by Decade: 1900-1909

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, 1900-1909

Jump down to WAGES by OCCUPATION / INDUSTRY

Jump down to WOMEN'S WAGES

Jump down to WAGES in FOREIGN COUNTRIES

 

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

 

WAGES by OCCUPATION / INDUSTRY

 

Wages in Foreign Countries, 1900-1909

Prices, 1900-1909

 

PRICES of MERCHANDISE AND DRY GOODS

 

PRICES for HOUSING, REAL ESTATE and BUILDING MATERIALS

 

PRICES for SERVICES

 

PRICES for TRAVEL AND TRANSPORTATION

 

COST OF A COLLEGE EDUCATION

Cost of Living and Consumer Expenditures, 1900-1909

Prices in Foreign Countries, 1900-1909

EUROPE

NORTH AMERICA

OCEANIA

Timeline -- Major Economic Events of the 1900s

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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