Depends on how you measure "price". In 1890, you could buy a nice Colt Single Action Army for a nice, shiny, $20 gold piece.
Today, you can buy a nice Colt Single Action Army- for a nice, shiny, $20 gold piece.
If you want a better grip on the actual price of something then and now, figure out how many hours you worked to get it- then and now. When my lady and I first married, we looked at buying a small house. It was about 4.5 years of my take home pay as a cop. Today that house still sells for- about 4.5 years of wages for a cop.
What we have here is... failure- to communicate.