The Cost of Living Among Wage-Earners

The Cost of Living Among Wage-Earners

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"[...]per year would be required for fuel at the prices prevailing in October, 1919.2 Gas is commonly used for lighting. The local gas company reported that there were 27,236 meters in use in the city, or one meter to every 4.5 persons. A gas stove is in practically every wage-earner's home. The present price of gas is $1.05 net per thousand cubic feet. The average monthly gas bill for wage-earners is said by the company to be about $1.90 net. Electricity is burned for lighting purposes in many of the newer tenements even when the rent is low, and the average bill for wage-earners for electricity is about $1 per month. In recognition of the fact that some families burn gas for cooking only and have an additional[...]."show more

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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 2mm | 50g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507718802
  • 9781507718803