# How to convert 2000 guilders from the year 1782 to US dollars 2015.?

The guilders was from Munich Germany and I am not sure which coin it is...So convert either or both if you can.

In 1753, Bavaria and Austria-Hungary agreed to use the same conventions. The result was the Austro-Hungarian gulden (Austrian Empire 1754 to 1892), and the Bavarian gulden (1754 to 1873, see also Baden gulden, Württemberg gulden, South German gulden).

Update:

In this case, I do not have a coin I am trading in. I am trying to come up with a modern day value for a passage of text I am reading. If someone bought an item for 2000 guilders in the year 1782 and they lived in Munich, what was that coin at that time roughly worth in todays money. Would 2000 guilders buy a cheeseburger or a house...that kind of thing.

Update 2:

I read somewhere that a 1754 Bavarian guilden is worth 1.754 Reichsmarks. But I have no idea how they arrived at that given the century difference of the currencies. Also read 1 RM = \$68.50 USD 2015. So 1.754 RM = \$120.15 USD 2015 = 1 guilden. So maybe 2000 guilders is \$240,300.00 USD 2015. Closest I've come so far. But the value of the things you bought back then were all different values as well.

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