What Things Cost, Then and Now

When reading about earlier times, the costs of various items are often mentioned, as are  wages for different kinds of work. To get any sense of meaning from these  numbers, they need to be compared somehow with equivalent costs in our present currency. But the estimation of inflation is far from an exact science.

Here’s a site that looks at historical vs current costs from multiple angles:  Measuring Worth.  I haven’t studied it in any detail yet, but it looks interesting.

See also this:  Prices and Wages by Decade, 1600s-2000s

Also What Things Cost in America, 1776-2010