This is just for fun.

Based on the cost of non-magical items, one could presumably deduce a conversion rate between Pathfinder and the real world. Of course, worlds and nations differ, so some goods or services will be more or less than they will be in other worlds and nations, so several indices would be needed.

Economic indices could include:

  • Cost of food (meat, bread, eggs, etc.)
  • Cost of a basic meal at a restaurant
  • Cost of lodging
  • Cost of clothing
  • Cost of alcohol
  • Cost of personal transport
  • etc.
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    \$\begingroup\$ [Related] How much is a Gold Piece really worth? \$\endgroup\$ May 8, 2017 at 16:22
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    \$\begingroup\$ I removed the [just-for-fun] tag that was just added. <strike>It was part of a short-lived experiment in allowing off-topic “fun” questions (result: it didn't work), and the tag no longer has a purpose at RPG.se. “Just for fun” questions that aren't on-topic already in some other way are off topic.</strike> (Mistaken there; see later comment.) \$\endgroup\$ May 8, 2017 at 16:28
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    \$\begingroup\$ @Icyfire It would be a successful frame challenge if the question belonged on the site to begin with, but I don't see how this question solves a real problem that anyone is facing. It starts out by saying, "this is just for fun." The expectation is that questions seek to solve a real problem because hypothetical questions are problematic for a number of reasons. \$\endgroup\$ May 8, 2017 at 16:59
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    \$\begingroup\$ @doppelgreener You're right, we never did officially call a time of death for [just-for-fun]. Maybe it's not dead. We should probably go with option (e): jvriesem needs to write a petition on Role-playing Games Meta for a [just-for-fun] question. \$\endgroup\$ May 8, 2017 at 17:19
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    \$\begingroup\$ Ok, we can go with that. So, @jvriesem, what I meant by referencing that tag was that on meta, we have just-for-fun (click that link) where people propose a "for fun" question they'd like to write about and we see if it's good and can go ahead. (We could come with some pretty funny results, like extrapolating ridiculous values from specific items, or from economy-crashing actions possible via magic.) We've had one success and one failure, so it's far from a field-tested experience. For now I'm going to also do (c) and close this as a duplicate of that Gold Piece question. \$\endgroup\$ May 8, 2017 at 17:22


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