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Prices and Wages by Decade: 2010-2019

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, 2010-2019

Prices in the United States, 2010-2019

PRICES for FOOD and FUEL, 2010s

PRICES for HOUSING and REAL ESTATE, 2010s

PRICES for TRANSPORTATION, 2010s

COST of a COLLEGE EDUCATION, 2010s

PRICES for SERVICES, 2010s

COST of DYING, 2010s

Consumer Expenditures, 2010-2019

Buying power of historic wages expressed in today's dollars

Quotable facts for the 2010-2019 decade

In the United States...

  • For the entire 2010s, minimum wage was $7.25 per hour. Source: U.S. Department of Labor
  • In December 2010, whole wheat bread cost an average of $1.78 per pound in U.S. cities. Source: U.S. BLS
  • In 2010, milk cost an average of $3.32 per gallon. Source: US Census Bureau
  • In 2010, eggs cost an average of $1.66 per dozen. Source: U.S. BLS
  • In 2010, sugar cost an average of $0.613 per pound. Source: U.S. BLS 
  • In 2010, flour cost an average of $0.491 per pound. Source: U.S. BLS
  • Cost of the most popular cars in 2000:
    • In 2010, the cost of a Toyota Camry started at $19,395. Source: Carfax
    • In 2010, the cost of a Ford F-150 started at $21,380. Source: Carfax
    • In 2010, the cost of a Honda Accord started at $21,055. Source: Carfax
  • In 2010, the average cost of a gallon of gasoline was $2.79. Source: Energy Information Administration
  • In 2010, the average cost of a domestic plane ticket was $398. Source: U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics 
  • In 2010, the median cost of a home in the US was $179,900. Source: US Census Bureau
  • In 2010, carpenters earned an annual average of $52,850. Source: US BLS
  • In 2010, engineers in various industries made annual salaries of:
    • $84,780 in biomedical engineering 
    • $94,590 in chemical engineering 
    • $82,280 in civil engineering
    • Source: U.S. BLS 
  • In 2010, licensed nurses earned an average of $19.88 per hour. Source: U.S. BLS
  • In 2010, teachers earned an average annual income of $55,202. Source: National Center for Education Statistics

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