Hot news from the Useless Statistics department.
I make about 1300 euros a month (after taxes and social security). If I earned that amount in the year 1450 I would be rich. Rich I tell you!
1300 euros in 1450 would translate to roughly 270.000 euro now.
Calculated using the tool at: http://www.iisg.nl/hpw/calculate.html
There are links at the bottom to tools for the british pound and the american dollar for our overseas friends.