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Prices and Wages by Decade: 1790-1799

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, 1790-1799

Wages and Prices, 1790-1799 - Analysis

Prices, 1790-1799

Prices for FOOD, 1790s

Prices for LAND and RENT, 1790s


Prices for HOUSEHOLD ITEMS, 1790s

Prices for CLOTHING and SEWING SUPPLIES, 1790s

Prices for TRAVEL and TRANSPORTATION, 1790s

Prices for SERVICES, 1790s

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Prices in Foreign Countries - 1790-1799


The following book was noted in the statistical literature for providing actual English working class family budgets for the late 18th century.  It does list amounts in English money, so users may wish to check this U.S. dollars to British pounds exchange rate calculator.

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