Money and Prices In The 1930's

Money In the 1930's

During the 1930's there was not a lot of money around. Personal income, tax revenue, profits and prices dropped by more than 50%. This was all do to the great depression. The great depression was a severe worldwide economic depression. The great depression was also the longest and worst depression of the 20th century.
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How the cost of living changed

From 1920 to 1930 there was a huge change in the cost of living. From one extreme to the other- Boom to Bust. The magical prosperity of the 20's vanished as people lost confidence following the 1929 stock market crash.

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Price of Living in 1930

Price of Eating

Money Value

The value of money in 1930 was far less than it's worth now. If you had 1 billion dollars in 1930, then you would have approximately 12 billion now.

Average Salary

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