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overlord644
07-16-2007, 11:39 PM
can anyone tell me what the modern day USD was equal to in WW2?

AllHailCesar
07-17-2007, 10:40 AM
Ww2 Usd......??

Cavalry Gunner
07-17-2007, 11:34 AM
Wow now theres an open question !
1. todays dollar against what other currency ?
2. todays exchange rate against WWll foreign currency ?

I can say that during the war it would have been 5 D-marks to 1 USD thats 1940's dollars

overlord644
07-17-2007, 06:50 PM
USD means united states dollar and i was referring to how much the united states dollar is worth today as opposed to the 1940's more specifically world war 2 (keep in mind FDR had prices frozen in '41 or '42), i have always wondered about this

Cavalry Gunner
07-17-2007, 08:56 PM
the 1940 dollar is worth around 15 dollars today
example:

a pack of cigarettes cost 19 cents then 3 dollars today

an average home cost 8,000 dollars in 1940 today 150,000

overlord644
07-17-2007, 09:50 PM
thanks, but where did you get the info?

Cavalry Gunner
07-18-2007, 09:11 AM
the us dollar conversion table for the year 2006 it takes todays dollar and converts it value every year back to 1800. In 1940 1,000 today was worth 12,600 so I rounded it out.


Cavalry Gunner