How Expensive Was It to Live in America Exactly One Hundred Years Ago? The Price Differences Are Unbelievable
Posted on Sep 06, 2016
If you could go back in time by exactly one century, how expensive would it be to live? Could you live on your current pay? You would probably be the richest person on Earth. Check out the prices from 100 years ago and see for yourself.
1. Wages in 1916
If you were to live in 1916, you'd earn around $1,500 per year. You'd pay for a place to live and it would be somewhere from $20 to $30 per month, and the rest would go enough for food (up to $30), insurance ($1 for life insurance, $1,5 for car insurance), and a couple of bucks for utilities.