Things we take for granted that used to cost a fortune
It's fair to say that many of us take many aspects of 21st-century life for granted. Our phones, our computers, our TVs... even a cup of tea! Yet for many people in decades and centuries gone by, the simple commodities we love today were once a luxury, which only the wealthiest members of society could afford. Read on to discover which things used to only be available to the rich, and when they became affordable to everyone else. All dollar amounts in US dollars.