I want to understand the value of money in Forgotten Realms.
For example: if we consider, that 1(one) gold per night in the inn without any comfort is NORMAL, what are normal costs for other things? Can it be a starting point, a basic unit? How much is the fish))?
But... in the same inn the cheapest ale also costs 1 gold. I don't think they are equivalent. For this reason, one night must cost about 4-5 gold.
Let it be ok. But we can see, that same persons drink every day. Let us assume, they drink 3 ales per day. With one vaction day in a decade. In this case, they spend 81 gold per month for booze. At the same time, they also must carry about families and work somewhere. So, their monthly paiment must be over 150-200 gold.
How much a common farmer can gain in a month in FR, does anybody knows?
And if we compare this to a true medival? What was a price for a common sword in relate of monthly income of a medival citizen?
If we meet Scar for the first time we enter Baldur's Gate, he offers us 2000 gold for the hard quest. I think, that must be very much, but by this time we have cash ten times bigger... And his money are no sense for this mission. We even couldn't buy any usefull stuff in exchange. So, the amount of gold, that may intrigue us, must be about 10000 gold or larger. But isn't this the same sum, that Flaming Fist officer earns for whole year? Or not?...