Average Home Cost in the US in 1939
Today's Sample Airfare(round trip)
Same Cost in 1939 $
Seattle to Manilla (Coach): $577
$33.03
Seattle to Manilla (1st Class) Emirates $21,692
$1,241.64
   
Seattle to Beijing: (Coach) $447
$25.59
Seattle to Beijing: (1st Class) British Air $20,826
$1,192.07
   
Median Home in Seattle: $595,000
$34,057.54
Sample of Cost of Selected Items in 1939 -- and current dollars

$66,387.64 in 2017 $ (WOW!)

Average ACTUAL price for house in Seattle today: $595,000!

Average Home Cost in the US in 1939:

$3,800.00 

$524.11/week in 2017 ($12.23/hr)

Average Manufacturing Worker Salary in '39:$30/Week (70 cents/hr)

$12,229.30 in 2017$

Average Price for a new car in 1939:

$700.00 

$1.75 in 2017$

Average Price for 1 gallon of gas in 1939:

$.10/gal