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Quiz: How Much Bang for Your Buck?

See what your hard-earned paycheck bought 50 years ago and what it buys today

Sources: Bureau of Labor Statistics; Department of Labor website dol.gov; The Value of a Dollar: Prices and Incomes in the United States, 1860-2004, ed. Scott Derks; U.S. Census; U.S. Energy Information Administration … Back to Article

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