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Dime Cut: 1939

Dime Cut: 1939

March 1939. "Mexican barber. San Antonio, Texas." View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration.

 

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Ten Cents

Ten cents in 1938 money is worth $1.36 today only if you are using the Consumer Price Index alone to adjust for inflation. If you use a relative share of the GDP it comes out to something like $16.

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The Haircut Was A Bargain

According to this site, http://www.westegg.com/inflation/:

What cost 10 cents in 1939 would cost $1.38 in 2006.

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