Calculate the Value of $15,000 in 1938

What is $15k in 1938 worth in today's money?
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$271,327
Adjusted for inflation, $15,000 in 1938 is equal to $271,327 in 2021.
Annual inflation over this period was 3.55%.
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How much is $15,000 in 1938 dollars worth?
Year Equivalent
2021 $271,327
2020 $267,681
2019 $261,701
2018 $256,796
2017 $251,492
2016 $246,380
2015 $244,596
2014 $242,759
2013 $239,168
2012 $235,075
2011 $228,311
2010 $224,947
2009 $218,988
2008 $218,788
2007 $210,208
2006 $205,000
2005 $198,229
2004 $191,979
2003 $188,438
2002 $184,063
2001 $181,250
2000 $175,313
1999 $170,729
1998 $168,021
1997 $165,208
1996 $159,896
1995 $155,938
Year Equivalent
1994 $151,875
1993 $147,813
1992 $143,646
1991 $139,375
1990 $131,354
1989 $125,521
1988 $120,208
1987 $115,104
1986 $113,854
1985 $109,688
1984 $105,521
1983 $101,667
1982 $97,917
1981 $89,896
1980 $79,896
1979 $70,521
1978 $64,688
1977 $60,625
1976 $57,813
1975 $54,063
1974 $48,125
1973 $44,271
1972 $42,813
1971 $41,458
1970 $39,271
1969 $36,979
1968 $35,313
Year Equivalent
1967 $34,271
1966 $33,125
1965 $32,500
1964 $32,188
1963 $31,667
1962 $31,250
1961 $31,042
1960 $30,625
1959 $30,104
1958 $29,583
1957 $28,750
1956 $27,917
1955 $27,813
1954 $28,021
1953 $27,813
1952 $27,604
1951 $26,042
1950 $24,583
1949 $25,104
1948 $24,375
1947 $22,396
1946 $18,958
1945 $18,542
1944 $18,125
1943 $17,604
1942 $16,146
1941 $14,688
Year Equivalent
1940 $14,583
1939 $14,583
1938 $15,000
1937 $14,583
1936 $14,375
1935 $13,958
1934 $13,750
1933 $13,646
1932 $15,208
1931 $16,771
1930 $17,917
1929 $17,813
1928 $18,021
1927 $18,438
1926 $18,646
1925 $18,021
1924 $18,021
1923 $17,604
1922 $18,021
1921 $20,208
1920 $19,688
1919 $17,188
1918 $14,271
1917 $12,083
1916 $10,729
1915 $10,521
1914 $10,417