Category Archives: Historic Cost of Living

Cost of Living in 1823

The following lists of incomes and expenditures can be found in A New System of Practical Domestic Economy, published in London in 1823. The book contains more estimates than the ones below. I removed the estimates that I felt were redundant … Continue reading

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A Gentleman’s Guide to Living in London on £100 a year in 1835

Tonight, I’m excerpting from a fun little volume titled The (Thorough-bred) Poor Gentleman’s Book; or, How to Live in London on £100 A-year, published in 1835. As usual, I can’t find many images of fashionable men doing fashionable things without spending … Continue reading

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British Household Expenditures in 1829

This afternoon, I was searching for images of dinner settings for my next post from The London Adviser and Guide  when I came across some charts of sample household expenses from 1829 in a volume titled  The Home Book : … Continue reading

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