A dollar just ain't what it used to be.
Our inflation calculator will tell you the relative buying power of a dollar in the United States between any two years from 1914–2021.
It will also calculate the rate of inflation during the time period you choose.
We determine the value of a dollar using the Consumer Price Index from December of the previous year. All calculations are approximate.
Fun fact: For the ten years between 2011 and 2021, inflation has averaged less than 2% per year.
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