Post by Khalid ibn Walid on Mar 18, 2008 8:38:33 GMT -5
Price examples in 13th C. Italy (all from Romagna region, Ravenna/Bologna, etc.):
Bushel of corn = 12s 6d (= 150d)
Pound of salt = 4 d
2.5 acres of vineyard = L.28 (= 6,720d. = 2,688 d. per acre
4 acres of good ploughland = L.50 (= 12,000d. = 3,000 d. per acre)
1.5 acres of cheap ploughland (= 1440 d. = 960 d. per acre)
Two-story aristocratic house w/courtyard, well, garden, outbuildings, some land & granary = L. 600 (= 144,000 d.)
Townhouses: range from L. 24 (= 5,760 d) in poorer areas to L. 75 (= 18,000 d).
Village houses: range from: L.30 (= 7,200 d) to L.60 (= 14,400 d.)
Inn (purchase outright): L.400 (= 96,000 d.)
Chemist shop (lease per year) = L.50 (= 12,000 d.)
Mill = L.1200 (= 288,000 d. !!)
Cow (before fattening) = L.10 (= 2,400 d.)
Ass = L. 8 (= 1,920 d.)
Rowboat: L.10 (= 2,400 d.)
Boat with two sails: L.250 (= 60,000 d.)
town clock: L.100 (= 24,000 d.)
public lavatory = L. 15 (= 600 d.)
erection of gallows and execution of a thief = L.4 (= 960 d.)
Interest rate (official) = 30% per annum. Banker rates considerably higher.
Skirt & long cloak, decorated with pearls, second-hand: L.22 (= 5,280 d.)
Belt of woven silk & silver = L.14 (= 3,360 d.)
French silk purse = L.4 8s. (= 1,056 d.)
Short loose cloak, lined = L.2 (= 480 d.)
Short loose cloak, unlined = L.1 10s (= 360 d.)
Man's velvet jacket = L.1 15s. (= 420 d.)
Lady's mantle, lined = L.1 (= 240 d.)
Loose jacket = 15 s. (= 180d.)
Surplice = 12 s (= 144d.)
Lined hood = 3s (= 36 d.)
Pair of strong heavy shoes = 3s (= 36 d.)
Tartar slave-girl = L. 49 6s (= 11,832 d.)
Religious lunette painting = L. 5 (= 1,200 d.)
Book: L.44 (= 10,560 d.!!)
Funeral: L. 10 (= 2,400 d.)
Dowry for wife of a nobleman = L.1,500 (= 360,000 d.)
Dowry for wife of a doctor = L. 400 (= 96,000 d.)
Dowry for wife of a cook = L.50 (= 12,000 d.)
Schoolmaster in commune = btw L.25 (= 6,000 d.) & 50 (= 12,000 d.) per year, plus donations from parents.
Doctor in commune = L.300 (= 72,000 d.) per year from commune, plus charge up to L.3 (= 720 d.) to seriously ill patients
Clerk of pawnbroker = L.30 (= 7,200 d.)
Mercenary footsoldier = L.2 (= 480d) per month.
Manure-gatherer in city & deliverer to field = L.2 (= 480 d.)per job.
Day-laborers: 7s (=84 d) per day in Spring (March-April), 5s (60) per day in winter (November-February)
Mowers: 10s in May, 7s (= 84d) in August-Sep.
Reapers: 7s (= 84 d) in August-Sep.
Threshers: 6s (= 72 d) in August-Sep.
Masons & carpenters: 7s (=84d) in Mar-Sep, 6s (=72 d) otherwise.
Construction laborers: 4s (=48 d) in Mar-Oct, 3s 6 d + food (= 42 d. + food) otherwise.
- 2d for sharpening agricultural instruments,
- 2s 6d (= 30 d) per shoe for shoeing horses, 2s (= 24 d) per shoe if small horse, 1s (= 12d) for asses
Man with oxcart = L.6 10s ( = 1,560 d) per month to transport stones & wood
Priest 2s (= 24 d) per mass.
Poverty level (1291): less than L.15 (= 3,600) yearly was regarded as the official Church poverty line (get entry to charity poorhouses).
Post by druikin on May 20, 2008 22:21:28 GMT -5
This was a good amount of research, I am amazed you got all of this. Do you remember where you found it all?
Post by ingolifs on May 21, 2008 15:22:31 GMT -5
Wow. Any findings on the cost of weapons?
Post by nikeforos on May 21, 2008 16:20:24 GMT -5
so the average cost for a footman is 2 lire?
Post by Deleted on Jun 14, 2008 17:35:51 GMT -5
Will these prices eventually be applied to the game mechanics?
Really interesting that there was an actual poverty line back then, btw.