How Much Did Things Cost in 1900?

In the 1900’s things were a lot less expensive, but people made a lot less then too. However, their spending power was greater then than it is now. For instance, in 1931 a loaf of bread costs 7.7 cents and today it’s about $1.00. The average Accountant’s salary then was around $2,250 which would be the equivalent, based on buying power, to about $28,850 in today’s market. For more information look here: