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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

Consumer expenditures, 2010-2019

Buying power of past wages expressed in today's dollars

Quotable facts for the 2010-2019 decade

In the United States...

  • Minimum wage was $7.25 per hour for the entire 2010-2019 decade. Source: U.S. Department of Labor
  • In 2010, the median home value was $179,900. Source: US Census Bureau
  • Coffee cost an average of $3.85 per pound in July 2010. Source: U.S. BLS (use drop-down box to select year)
  • Public 4-year universities charged an average of $17,722 for tuition, fees, room & board for the 2010-2011 academic year. Source: U.S. Department of Education.
  • Prices of some popular cars in 2010:
    • The Toyota Camry was priced at $19,395 to $29,045. Source: Carfax
    • The Ford F-150 was priced at $21,380 to $46,500. Source: Carfax
    • The Honda Accord was priced at $21,055 to $31,305. Source: Carfax
  • A gallon of gasoline cost an average of $2.79 in 2010. Source: Energy Information Administration
  • Earnings for some common occupations in 2010:
    • Carpenters earned a mean annual wage of $43,890. Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
    • Teachers earned an average of $55,202. Source: National Center for Education Statistics

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