The Value of Money

Here are two GAA All Ireland tickets dated almost 30 years apart. Basically 30 shillings in 1969 was worth 30 in 1998 which would be approximately 50 today (2001)

The pay docket below was roughly 30 for two weeks work, 15 for a week.  30 shillings was one and a half pounds. (1.50) so the weekly wage of 15 was ten times that amount which would be approximately 500 in today's money.

However, the wage docket dates back to 10 years previous to 1969 which could mean that 15 then would be worth certainly 700 today and maybe 900.... you work it out!!

Ticket from 1969 Ticket from 1998

Wage Docket for 2 weeks in 1959