What it used to cost

Provides prices for groceries, houses and wages for Victoria, spanning the 19th and 20th century.

Further resources

  • Australia in facts and figures. Provides national consumption statistics on different types of food and beverages and expenditure figures (look under ‘food and nutrition', p.105) 
  • Labour report. Issued by the Australian Bureau of Statistics, these reports include itemised costings for food, groceries, wages and rent. They span 1922-1973.

And for the rest of the world

How much is that? provides tools to help convert past values into current values (and vice versa) from America and the United Kingdom.