Inflation can be a real pain in the neck. As time goes by, the value of a currency becomes less and hence the prices of products shoot up and obviously it makes life hard, especially for the poor. Sometimes, the only relief we can get is by indulging in the beauty of the past and relive the good old days, when inflation didn’t make life hard.
Back in 1918, $20 had a buying power of over $360!! That’s a difference of $340 dollars! In 100 years! Ah, just imagine all of the stuff you could get for $20. Thankfully, we decided to compare the value of 20 dollars now vs 1918 and show you just what we could’ve bought from those 20 dollars.
A standard happy meal costs about 4 dollars today and you could buy about 5 of those in 20 dollars, but back in 1918, you could buy 90 happy meals in 20 dollars! I’m loving it!
Huawei Honor 6Plus
Huawei is the second highest selling smartphone in the world, mainly because of its large market in Asia. Today, you couldn’t even buy a basic component of the Huawei Honor 6Plus in $20 but back in 1918, you could buy 2 of these phones for just $20. Considering their market value today is over $160!
Digital SLR cameras are special cameras which professional photographers use to get precise and crystal clear shots. These cameras cost anywhere from $100 to $160. In 1918, you could buy 2 to 3 DSLR cameras in just $20! I bet photographers really wish they could time travel to back to 1918!