## What did things cost in 1870?

Wheat per bushel $1.02 Horse, average work horse $150 Flour per barrel $3.00 Horse, good saddle horse $200 Corn per bushel 40 cents . Molasses, gallon 15 cents Saddle $30 Mess pork per barrel $9 cowboy saddle $60 Mess beef per barrel $8 Harness $50 Lard per pound 6 cents .

## What did things cost in 1872?

On average, horses cost $60, pigs $5, milking cows just over $20, and goats only $2. A farm worker earned $23 per month, a place to sleep, and meals. I took these prices from my great greatâ€¦ grandfather’s almost-daily journal entries for the year 1872.

**How much did a hotel room cost in 1860?**

Although exact comparisons are tricky, hotels may have cost about the same per person then as today, in real terms. Using a standard inflation calculator, $2 in 1860 would equal $54 today, or a little more than half the average daily room rate at U.S. hotels in late March.

**How much was a loaf of bread in the 1800s?**

a loaf of bread: 7 cents. a dozen eggs: 34 cents. a quart of milk: 9 cents. a pound of steak: 26 cents.

### What was the average salary in 1790?

Average yearly pay in 1790s – U.S. The historian John Bach McMaster suggested that in the 1790s, “The average rate of wages the land over was… $65 a year, with food and perhaps lodging.” Source: A History of the People of the United States, vol. 2, p.

### How much did wine cost in the 1800s?

The cost for wine varied from as little as . 25 per gallon to $2.00 for the best wines. On average, a bottle of wine cost between 20 cents to 35 cents in the early 1860’s.

**How much did factory workers make in the 1800s?**

It took $600 per year to make ends meet and most industrial workers made approximately $500. Women and children therefore had to go to work. By 1900, 1.7 million children were working.

**What was considered rich in 1940?**

The median income for a man in 1940 was $956. Seventy years later, the median income was $33,276. Women in 1940 earned 62 cents for every dollar a man earned. In 2010, women earned 74 cents for every dollar a man earned.

#### What was the average salary in 1840?

WAGES in CALIFORNIA, 1840s “Laborers’ wages were a dollar an hour; skilled mechanics received from $12 to $20 per day. The carpenters struck work because they were getting only $12 a day, and insisted on being paid $16.” Source: Annals of San Francisco, published 1855.