Hello, (Please pardon me for my poor english, french writer here) Maybe the older writers will know this by experience, but while working on my main character I realized something really important in a story setting. The novel is set in Montreal during the late 90s (Sept. 1998 - Sept. 1999). My my main character is 16 years old and works to pay his rent. In Quebec today, the minimum income per hour is roughly 11.25$. While looking how much the minimum wage was in 1998 I found it was 6.90$ (And 4.00$ in 1985). The value of the dollar variates all the time for many reasons I don't know exactly. So please: don't forget this because you may think: "Well of course the dollar isn't the same during the seventieth century". But it was also way different ten or twenty years ago. The prices of everything was different, from a car to a can of soda. It is a small aspect that must be respected. Lastly, can anyone please explain to me the reasons of the variations of dollar value please? Thank you very much and have a great day.