Aug 122010
 

How affordable was real estate in 1949?

1949 employmentLast time we looked at the cost of homes in London, Ontario in 1949. From the ads posted, a 3 bedroom house complete with dining room and living room with hardwood throughout and located in what is now known as Old South could be purchased for less than $10,000.

What  were salaries like in 1949?

1949-1

Teachers $1800 to $2,000 per year

1949-2

Herdsman earn more than a teacher

1949

$35.00 a week

Help wanted ads were classified by gender. For the women and “girls”:

1949

$1.00 per hr for the ambitious

1949

$25.00 a week for a nurse

And just for fun!

1949

Married men make better stable help

1949

Alert girl wanted

1949

Smart girls needed

Next time we will do the math comparing salaries to home prices