1. Workers. The average salary of a worker in Russia was 37.5 rubles. Multiply this amount by 1282,29 (the ratio of the tsarist ruble to the modern) and get the amount of 48085 thousand rubles to the modern conversion.

2. Janitor 18 rubles or 23081 p. on modern money

3. Second Lieutenant Lieutenant 70 p. or 89 760 p. on modern money

4. The town (ordinary police officer) 20, 5 p. or 26 287 p. on modern money

5. Workers (Petersburg). It is interesting that the average salary in St. Petersburg was lower and amounted to 1914 year 22 ruble 53 penny. Multiply this amount by 1282,29 and get 28890 Russian rubles.

6.Kuharka 5 - 8 r. or 6.5.-10 thousand for modern money

7. Elementary school teacher 25 p. or 32050 p. on modern money

8. Gymnasium Teacher 85 or 108970 p. on modern money

9 .. Senior Janitor 40 p. or 51 297 p. on modern money

10..Okolotochny warder (modern analog-part) 50 p. or 64 115 for modern money

11. Paramedic 40 p. or 51280 p.

12. Colonel 325 p. or 416 744 p. on modern money

13. Kollezhsky assessor (middle class official) 62 p. or 79 502 p. on modern money

14. Privy Councilor (official of the highest class) 500 or 641 145 for modern money. The same amount received by the army general

And how much, you ask, then cost products? A pound of meat in 1914 cost 19 kopecks. Russian pound weighed gram 0,40951241. It means that a kilogram, if it were a measure of weight, would have cost 46,39 kopecks - 0,359 gram of gold, that is, in current money, 551 ruble 14 kopecks. Thus, a worker could buy a kilogram of meat for his salary 48,6, if he wanted to, of course.

Wheat flour 0,08 p. (8 kopecks) = 1 pound (0,4 kg)

Figure pound 0,12 p. = 1 pound (0,4 kg)

Biscuit 0,60 p. = 1 pound (0,4 kg)

Milk 0,08 r. = 1 bottle

Tomatoes 0,22 p. = 1 pound

Fish (pike perch) 0,25 p. = 1 pound

Grapes (raisins) 0,16 p. = 1 pound

Apples 0,03 p. = 1 pound

Now let's see how much it cost to rent a house. Rental housing cost in St. Petersburg 25, and in Moscow and Kiev 20 kopecks per square arshin per month. These 20 kopecks make up today 256 rubles, and square arshin - 0,5058 m². That is, the monthly rent of one square meter was worth in 1914, the 506 of today's rubles. Our clerk would rent an apartment of one hundred square arshins in St. Petersburg for 25 rubles a month. But he did not rent such an apartment, but was content with a basement and garret closet, where the area was smaller, and the rental rate was lower. Such an apartment was rented, as a rule, by titular advisers who received a salary at the level of an army captain. The bare salary of a titular adviser was 105 rubles per month (134 thousand 640 rubles) per month. Thus, the 50-meter flat cost him less than a quarter of the salary.

Well, now let's talk about how the recalculation for modern money is made on the example of the clerk (petty official) salary. In rubles, his salary was 37 rubles and 24 and a half pennies. In those years, there was a gold standard, and each ruble contained 17,424 fractions of pure gold, that is, 0,774235 g in terms of metric measures. Therefore, the clerk's salary is equal to 28,836382575 gram of gold. If we divide this weight into the current gold content of the ruble as of 28 in January 2013, we get 47 758 rubles and 89 kopecks. As you can see, the royal ruble is equal today 1282 to modern rubles 29 kopecks.