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Guide to sources for historical consumer price data including currencies used, foreign exchange conversions, and present value calculations.

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Historical Consumer Prices

Getting Started: 

To learn how to choose the best conversion factors and data for your purpose from the source recommendations in this guide, see the informational aids under the TUTORIALS tab.

 

Source Recommendations: 

These are some suggested free Web sites and the Library's print and online resources that can provide information on consumer prices for various time periods in the past. Includes also information on the currencies used, foreign exchange conversions, and present value calculations. The sources have been arranged geographically by the categories below.

 

 

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