Cost of living

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Pummelchen
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Cost of living

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Here some prices for everyday goods from 1938
( excerpt from „Und morgen gibt es Hitlerwetter!-Alltägliches und Kurioses aus dem Dritten Reich“)

A suit cost 60 RM (Reichsmark)
Silk stockings 1,45 RM
Saucepan 2,88 RM
Woolen dress 18,68 RM
Coffee pot 2,35 RM
Pine kitchen table 22,78 RM

Per Kilo / Liter:
Bread 0,39 RM
Potatoes 0,09 RM
Veal 2,06 RM
Sauerkraut 0,29 RM
Milk 0,23 RM
Beer 0,69 RM

...and a list "Reichsmark - Euro" today, what the spending capacity would
equal to ( 1 Euro = 0,86 British Pounds as of today):

1 Reichsmark (1924) = 3,60 Euro
1 Reichsmark (1929) = 3,10 Euro
1 Reichsmark (1933) = 4,00 Euro
1 Reichsmark (1939) = 3,70 Euro
1 Reichsmark (1944) = 3,30 Euro

Kind regards.

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