“And when he had agreed with the labourers for a penny a day, he sent them into his vineyard.”
King James Version (KJV)
20:2 The Roman penny was about seven pence halfpenny. [About thirteen and three quarter cents, American.] This was then the usual price of a day's labour.
Mt 20:2 Agreed with the labourers for a penny a day. A denarius, about sixteen cents, the usual full price of a day's labor at that time. It would buy then more than a dollar will now.