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    15 Things You Could Have Bought For $20 In 1918

    A hundred years ago, we would be rollin' in dough.

    We know the facts: Prices are too damn high. Inflation is real. And 1918 was a completely different time.


    But, what could we really buy with all that early 20th century coin?

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    I checked on the Bureau of Labor Statistics' website and $20 in 1918 is the same as $360.01 today...WTF?! We could get so much with that.

    1. For $20 you could be sippin' on 120 tall Starbucks iced coffees.


    1918 was the year for your caffeine addiction.

    2. You could get 3 whole tickets to Disney World. $20 definitely won't get you that today.

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    It's the most magical place on earth, but it ain't cheap.

    3. Maybe 36 MoviePass subscriptions is more your jam.

    #MoviePass: “Mr. Stark, I don’t feel so good...”


    Idk why you would want that many but you could do it in 1918.

    4. You could even buy a pair of Yeezys.


    Can $20 get you the freshest sneakers on the market? Didn't think so. It can barely buy the shoelaces.

    5. Want 36 PopSockets?! Travel back in time to 1918.


    Phone security has never been cheaper!

    6. Or you could have 864 cans of La Croix!

    La Croix

    Enough to last a lifetime! Or if you're a La Croix stan, enough to last 6 months.

    7. You could treat yourself to a pair of Beats wireless headphones.

    Beats by Dre

    You would've been the most stylish person around!

    8. If you want, you can have 51 slices of avocado toast.

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    9. And if you're trying to get real sufficient, you could have 32 months of Netflix.


    Not like you pay for your own subscription anyway.

    10. You could buy about 22 books.


    Have enough space? You could make your home a library for $20!

    11. You could buy 3 Fitbits to keep track of your steps, or not!


    Um, hello perfect Christmas gift for less.

    12. School season is here, and you could get 60 spiral notebooks.


    That should last you four years for sure!

    13. Let's raise the stakes: You could go on a long road trip with 90 gallons of gas!

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    That wide open road will feel so much better with your cheap gas and money saved.

    14. Or you could buy two round-trip tickets across the country.

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    A whole flight for just $20?! I'm shook.

    15. Or even stay at an AirBnb for a night...IN A CASTLE!


    I already knew I was a queen but damn.

    Moral of the story: Buy what you can now, because it's only going downhill from here.

    Future Old Person: I remember when a cup of coffee was only six dollars


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