Current value of $3000 in 1898 #general


Jim Bennett <bennett@...>
 

My great grandfather Samuel COHN >from Wloclawek and
Pyzdry [both Poland], and later Posen Province, Prussia,
reached New York in 1898, bearing $3000.

What would be the relative value of that sum today?

Jim Bennett
Haifa, Israel


Jane Rosen Berenbeim
 

Jim Bennett asked:

My great grandfather Samuel COHN >from Wloclawek and
Pyzdry [both Poland], and later Posen Province, Prussia,
reached New York in 1898, bearing $3000.

What would be the relative value of that sum today
For comparative values, consult the website: www.eh.net "How
Much is That" -- it contains a variety of tools for translating
historical dollar amounts into current ones.

Jane Berenbeim
New York City


Michael F. Simon <mfsimon@...>
 

This Web site < http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/bu2/inflateCPI.html > is
an inflation calculator >from 1913 to 1999. It may give you some
idea of the relative magnitude of the immigrant's "fortune."

Mike Simon