Calculate the Value of $15,000 in 1981

What is $15k in 1981 worth in today's money?
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$45,274
Adjusted for inflation, $15,000 in 1981 is equal to $45,274 in 2021.
Annual inflation over this period was 2.80%.
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How much is $15,000 in 1981 dollars worth?
Year Equivalent
2021 $45,274
2020 $44,665
2019 $43,667
2018 $42,849
2017 $41,964
2016 $41,111
2015 $40,813
2014 $40,507
2013 $39,907
2012 $39,225
2011 $38,096
2010 $37,535
2009 $36,540
2008 $36,507
2007 $35,075
2006 $34,206
2005 $33,076
2004 $32,034
2003 $31,443
2002 $30,713
2001 $30,243
2000 $29,253
1999 $28,488
1998 $28,036
1997 $27,567
1996 $26,680
1995 $26,020
Year Equivalent
1994 $25,342
1993 $24,664
1992 $23,969
1991 $23,256
1990 $21,918
1989 $20,944
1988 $20,058
1987 $19,206
1986 $18,998
1985 $18,302
1984 $17,607
1983 $16,964
1982 $16,338
1981 $15,000
1980 $13,331
1979 $11,767
1978 $10,794
1977 $10,116
1976 $9,647
1975 $9,021
1974 $8,030
1973 $7,387
1972 $7,144
1971 $6,918
1970 $6,553
1969 $6,170
1968 $5,892
Year Equivalent
1967 $5,718
1966 $5,527
1965 $5,423
1964 $5,371
1963 $5,284
1962 $5,214
1961 $5,180
1960 $5,110
1959 $5,023
1958 $4,936
1957 $4,797
1956 $4,658
1955 $4,641
1954 $4,676
1953 $4,641
1952 $4,606
1951 $4,345
1950 $4,102
1949 $4,189
1948 $4,067
1947 $3,737
1946 $3,163
1945 $3,094
1944 $3,024
1943 $2,937
1942 $2,694
1941 $2,451
Year Equivalent
1940 $2,433
1939 $2,433
1938 $2,503
1937 $2,433
1936 $2,399
1935 $2,329
1934 $2,294
1933 $2,277
1932 $2,538
1931 $2,798
1930 $2,990
1929 $2,972
1928 $3,007
1927 $3,076
1926 $3,111
1925 $3,007
1924 $3,007
1923 $2,937
1922 $3,007
1921 $3,372
1920 $3,285
1919 $2,868
1918 $2,381
1917 $2,016
1916 $1,790
1915 $1,756
1914 $1,738