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Prices and Wages by Decade: 1870-1879

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, 1870-1879

WOMEN'S WAGES

Wages by industry and occupation, 1870-1879

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Job printer, 1871Pressmen generally worked 60 hrs per week in the 1870s
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Wages by state, 1870-1879

CALIFORNIA

CONNECTICUT

COLORADO

MASSACHUSETTS

MISSOURI

MONTANA

NEW HAMPSHIRE

NORTH CAROLINA

NEW YORK

WYOMING

International wages by country, 1870-1879

Wages in MULTIPLE COUNTRIES below, 1870s

Click the tabs above for single countries

Wages in AUSTRALIA, 1870s

Wages in BELGIUM, 1870s

Wages in CANADA, 1870s

Wages in DENMARK, 1870s

Wages in ENGLAND, 1870s

Wages in FRANCE, 1870s

Wages in GERMANY, 1870s

Wages in INDIA, 1870s

Wages in IRELAND, 1870s

Wages in ITALY, 1870s

Wages in the NETHERLANDS, 1870s

Wages in SCOTLAND, 1870s

Wages in SWITZERLAND, 1870s

Wages in SPAIN, 1870s

Wages in SWEDEN, 1870s

Wages in WALES, 1870s

Economic analysis and calculators, 1870s

Prices in the United States, 1870-1879

PRICES for FOOD, 1870s

PRICES for CLOTHING, 1870s

TRANSPORTATION & TRAVEL, 1870s

PRICES of CARRIAGES, WAGONS and TEAMS

PRICES of OCEAN PASSAGE, 1870s

HOTEL RATES, 1870s

PRICES for HEALTH CARE, 1870s

PRICES for COMMUNICATION, 1870s

PRICES for SERVICES, 1870s

Barbershop prices

PRICES for HOUSING and LAND, 1870s

HOUSEHOLD ITEM PRICES, 1870s

GUN, TOOL and IMPLEMENT PRICES, 1870s

PRICES for ANIMALS, 1870s

EDUCATION expenses, 1870s

University of Louisiana, 1878
Image from Medical Department Annual Circular 1878-1879

BOOK PRICES, 1870s

PRICES for ENTERTAINMENT, 1870s

International prices by country, 1870-1879

Sources showing prices in MULTIPLE COUNTRIES

Click the tabs above for individual countries.

Prices in AUSTRALIA, 1870s

See tabs above for prices in additional countries

Prices in CANADA, 1870s

Prices in GREAT BRITAIN, 1870s

Prices in INDIA, 1870s

Prices in ITALY, 1870s

Prices in SWEDEN, 1870s

Timeline - Economic events of the 1870s

"75 Years of American Finance: A Graphic Presentation 1861-1935"
Source: Federal Reserve Bank of Saint Louis.
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1870

"75 Years of American Finance: A Graphic Presentation 1861-1935"
Source: Federal Reserve Bank of Saint Louis.
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1871

"75 Years of American Finance: A Graphic Presentation 1861-1935"
Source: Federal Reserve Bank of Saint Louis.
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1872

"75 Years of American Finance: A Graphic Presentation 1861-1935"
Source: Federal Reserve Bank of Saint Louis.
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1873

"75 Years of American Finance: A Graphic Presentation 1861-1935"
Source: Federal Reserve Bank of Saint Louis.
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1874

"75 Years of American Finance: A Graphic Presentation 1861-1935"
Source: Federal Reserve Bank of Saint Louis.
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1875

"75 Years of American Finance: A Graphic Presentation 1861-1935"
Source: Federal Reserve Bank of Saint Louis.
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1876

"75 Years of American Finance: A Graphic Presentation 1861-1935"
Source: Federal Reserve Bank of Saint Louis.
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1877

"75 Years of American Finance: A Graphic Presentation 1861-1935"
Source: Federal Reserve Bank of Saint Louis.
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1878

"75 Years of American Finance: A Graphic Presentation 1861-1935"
Source: Federal Reserve Bank of Saint Louis.
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1879

"75 Years of American Finance: A Graphic Presentation 1861-1935"
Source: Federal Reserve Bank of Saint Louis

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