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Prices and Wages by Decade: Up through 1779

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, up through 1779

Wages and Prices, 1700-1779 - Context and Analysis

Prices, up through 1779

PRICES for FOOD, up through 1779

PRICES for TRAVEL and TRANSPORTATION, up through 1779

PRICES for CLOTHING and SEWING SUPPLIES, up through 1779

PRICES for HOUSEHOLD ITEMS and FARM TOOLS, up through 1779

PRICES for BUILDING MATERIALS, up through 1779

PRICES for SERVICES, up through 1779

PRICES for TOBACCO, up through 1779

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Prices in Foreign Countries - 1700s

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