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Prices and Wages by Decade: 1820-1829

Links to government documents and primary sources listing retail prices for products and services, as well as wages for common occupations.

Wages in the United States, 1820-1829

Wages by U.S. state, 1820-1829

Worldwide wages by occupation (A-Z) and country, 1820-1829

Source: A Compilation of Wages in Commercial Countries from Official Sources, Volume I and Volume II. Issued as the 15th Annual Report of the U.S. Commissioner of Labor (1900).

Source: A Compilation of Wages in Commercial Countries from Official Sources, Volume I and Volume II. Issued as the 15th Annual Report of the U.S. Commissioner of Labor (1900).

Source: A Compilation of Wages in Commercial Countries from Official Sources, Volume I and Volume II. Issued as the 15th Annual Report of the U.S. Commissioner of Labor (1900).

Source: A Compilation of Wages in Commercial Countries from Official Sources, Volume I and Volume II. Issued as the 15th Annual Report of the U.S. Commissioner of Labor (1900).

Source: A Compilation of Wages in Commercial Countries from Official Sources, Volume I and Volume II. Issued as the 15th Annual Report of the U.S. Commissioner of Labor (1900).

Source: Universal cambist and commercial instructor, containing "exchanges, monies, weights and measures of all trading nations and their colonies...." By P. Kelly (pub. in London, 1821)

Wages by foreign county and occupation, 1820-1829

Economic analysis and calculators, 1820s

Prices in the United States, 1820-1829

PRICES for FOOD, 1820s

Food prices in New York

PRICES for LAND, 1820s

PRICES for HOUSEHOLD ITEMS, 1820s

PRICES for CLOTHING and SEWING SUPPLIES, 1820s

PRICES for TRANSPORTATION, 1820s

By STEAMBOAT

By STAGE COACH

By HORSE, etc.

PRICES for TOOLS and BUILDING MATERIALS, 1820s

COST of ATTENDING COLLEGE, 1820s

Here is a list of colleges and universities in the United States as of 1822, along with date of incorporation and numbers of students and professors.

HEALTH PRICES, 1820-1829

PRICES for SERVICES, 1820s

MISCELLANEOUS PRICES, 1820s

Prices in Foreign Countries, 1820-1829

PRICES in GREAT BRITAIN, 1820s

TRANSPORTATION COSTS in GREAT BRITAIN, 1820s

PRICES in CANADA, 1820s

PRICES in FRANCE, 1820s

PRICES in ITALY, 1820s

PRICES in COLOMBIA, 1820s

Source: Universal cambist and commercial instructor, containing "exchanges, monies, weights and measures of all trading nations and their colonies...." By P. Kelly (pub. in London, 1821)

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