Mrs. Marshall's 2nd Period

The Great Gatsby Cost of Living

Women's Clothing

1920's Clothing-

Dress- $

Purse- $

Shoes- $


Present-

Dress-$

Purse-

Shoes-$

Food

1920's Gallon of Milk- $0.66

Loaf of Bread-$0.12

Dozen eggs-$0.47


Present-

Bread- $1.98

Milk- $3.98

Eggs- $2.77


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Homes

1920's Average Cost- $1200-2500

Present- $365,700


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Champagne

1920's cost of crate of Champagne- $5,851


Present day- $32

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Children's Clothing

1920's Clothing-

Shoes- $1.45- 2.65

Pants- $1.45-2.95

Coats- $1.98


Present-

Shoes- $20-70

Pants- $5-50

Coat- $15-70

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Wages and Salary

1920's Annual Salary- $438

Average hourly wage- $0.25


Best Job- automotive

Worst Job- farming

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Men's Clothing

1920's-

Suit- $30

Shoes- $4.95

Tie-$2.25


Present-

Shoes- $50-100

Suit- $250

Tie- $25-30


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Cost of Car and Gallon of Gas

1920's Average cost of car- $1,496

Present Average cost of car- $24,350


1920's Average Cost Gas- $0.20

Present Average Cost of Gas- $2.38


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