Thursday, April 5, 2012

Inflation Since 1930

Paired with the previous post about Dow Jones returns since 1930, here is a list of consumer goods prices by decade.  The data was found at

Annualized rate of change for each of these items since 1930-2008 (from the data):

*Home price through 2008 incorporates the bubble.

Sadly, wages have lagged every category in this data except for gas (using a 2009 price).  If you use 2012 prices, with gas at $3.92, wage increases have likely lagged all 5 categories.

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