What $1 Used to Get You vs. What It Buys You Today

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In 1810, you could buy three gallons of whiskey for just a dollar. Today that will get you a shot from a bottle you bought yourself. Inflation sucks, right?

While you can get a snack or download an app for a buck, one dollar used to go a lot further — we’re talking 10 cans of soup, an ounce of silver, four pounds of sirloin steak and two pounds of coffee

Check out what 100 cents used to be worth and mourn how little a dollar gets you now


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