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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

BY OCCUPATION / INDUSTRY

Wages in Foreign Countries, 1900-1909

Prices, 1900-1909

FOOD PRICES

PRICES of MERCHANDISE AND DRY GOODS

PRICES for SERVICES

PRICES for TRAVEL AND TRANSPORTATION

PRICES for REAL ESTATE, HOUSING and BUILDING MATERIALS

COST OF A COLLEGE EDUCATION

Consumer Expenditures and Cost of Living - 1900s

Prices for Foreign Countries, 1900-1909

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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