source Compare the prices of things to the minimum wage. Bread for example was 1/5 one hours minimum wage. It's now about 1/2 one hour's salary. Gas, OTOH, seems to be (today at least) holding price at about the same 1-3 ration that it held in 1950. Eggs have actually come down significantly in price to minimum wages. Homes? Well yeah, who can say since the price of homes is in flux right now.