Would anyone know how to find out the value of the Russian ruble in the year 1825, in today's (2016) US dollars?

  • $\begingroup$ If you can find data on what the cost of living was like in Russia in 1825, then you could compare the costs from back then and today, but such a task would be monumentally difficult if such data didn't currently exist already. $\endgroup$ – Kitsune Cavalry Dec 12 '16 at 7:20
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    $\begingroup$ This might help $\endgroup$ – paj28 Dec 12 '16 at 9:44

This website (in Russian) states that, in 1825, you could sell 1 Imperial Ruble and get 0.72 US dollars. I don't know Russian so I cannot tell the source of that data.

Those 0.72 US dollars in 1825 are worth US$15.49 in 2016, according to this website.

Therefore, 1 Imperial Ruble of 1825 was equivalent to US$15.59 in 2016.

Additionally, this website has information of prices of different goods and wages for Russia since the 16th century.

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