Gold and Silver Buying Power

So, you have a few gold coins and silver coins.  What can you buy with them?  How do you know the buying power compared to the fiat dollar?  In the tables below, we have taken common items that we all buy and have converted their fiat dollar price to real money 90% silver dime equivalent.  Why did we chose 90% silver dime (junk silver)?  Well, everyone needs to have some 90% silver as a lowest common denominator.  We certainly would not be going out to by a can of coffee with a ounce of gold (well, most of us would not want to – I do love my coffee).

ItemCurrent cost in USDCurrent cost in 90% Silver
Gallon Regular Gasoline (US Avg.)2.32$ 0.21
Gallon Diesel (US Avg.)2.93$ 0.26
Charmin Ultra Soft Toilet Paper Double Rolls, 6 rolls7.32$ 0.66
Colgate Cavity Protection Great Regular Flavor Fluoride Toothpaste, 2.5 oz.94$ 0.08
Folgers Classic Roast Medium Ground Coffee, 30.5 oz7.48$ 0.67
Winchester 9mm Ammunition, 100 Rounds, FMJ, 115 Grains23.79$ 2.13
Winchester USA .45 ACP, 100 Rounds, FMJ, 230 Grains39.78$ 3.57
Winchester .223 Remington, 20 Rounds, FMJ, 55 Grains8.14$ 0.73
Winchester USA .308 Win, 20 Rounds, FMJ, 147 Grains17.19$ 1.54
Winchester .22 LR, 100 Rounds 40 Grain8.29$ 0.74
Milk (regular), (1 gallon)3.13$ 0.28
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb)2.35$ 0.21
Rice (white), (1 lb)1.76$ 0.16
Eggs (12)2.30$ 0.21
Local Cheese (1 lb)4.83$ 0.43
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb)3.86$ 0.35
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat)5.2$ 0.47
Apples (1 lb)1.97$ 0.18
Banana (1 lb).68$ 0.06
Oranges (1 lb)1.79$ 0.16
Tomato (1 lb)1.82$ 0.16
Potato (1 lb)1.13$ 0.1
Onion (1 lb)1.13$ 0.1
Lettuce (1 head)1.52$ 0.14
Water (1.5 liter bottle)1.72$ 0.15
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range)12$ 1.08
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle)2$ 0.18
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle)2.91$ 0.26
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro)7.00$ 0.63
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar)42.90$ 3.85
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...)34.83$ 3.12
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range)74.05$ 6.64
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes94.29$ 8.46
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre1263.51$ 113.35
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre989.58$ 88.77
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre2058.36$ 184.65
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre1600.97$ 143.62
Prices last updated 2/18/19
Prices are updated regularly.
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