Calculate the Value of $20,000 in 1938

What is $20k in 1938 worth in today's money?
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$361,769
Adjusted for inflation, $20,000 in 1938 is equal to $361,769 in 2021.
Annual inflation over this period was 3.55%.
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How much is $20,000 in 1938 dollars worth?
Year Equivalent
2021 $361,769
2020 $356,908
2019 $348,935
2018 $342,394
2017 $335,322
2016 $328,507
2015 $326,128
2014 $323,679
2013 $318,890
2012 $313,433
2011 $304,415
2010 $299,929
2009 $291,983
2008 $291,717
2007 $280,278
2006 $273,333
2005 $264,306
2004 $255,972
2003 $251,250
2002 $245,417
2001 $241,667
2000 $233,750
1999 $227,639
1998 $224,028
1997 $220,278
1996 $213,194
1995 $207,917
Year Equivalent
1994 $202,500
1993 $197,083
1992 $191,528
1991 $185,833
1990 $175,139
1989 $167,361
1988 $160,278
1987 $153,472
1986 $151,806
1985 $146,250
1984 $140,694
1983 $135,556
1982 $130,556
1981 $119,861
1980 $106,528
1979 $94,028
1978 $86,250
1977 $80,833
1976 $77,083
1975 $72,083
1974 $64,167
1973 $59,028
1972 $57,083
1971 $55,278
1970 $52,361
1969 $49,306
1968 $47,083
Year Equivalent
1967 $45,694
1966 $44,167
1965 $43,333
1964 $42,917
1963 $42,222
1962 $41,667
1961 $41,389
1960 $40,833
1959 $40,139
1958 $39,444
1957 $38,333
1956 $37,222
1955 $37,083
1954 $37,361
1953 $37,083
1952 $36,806
1951 $34,722
1950 $32,778
1949 $33,472
1948 $32,500
1947 $29,861
1946 $25,278
1945 $24,722
1944 $24,167
1943 $23,472
1942 $21,528
1941 $19,583
Year Equivalent
1940 $19,444
1939 $19,444
1938 $20,000
1937 $19,444
1936 $19,167
1935 $18,611
1934 $18,333
1933 $18,194
1932 $20,278
1931 $22,361
1930 $23,889
1929 $23,750
1928 $24,028
1927 $24,583
1926 $24,861
1925 $24,028
1924 $24,028
1923 $23,472
1922 $24,028
1921 $26,944
1920 $26,250
1919 $22,917
1918 $19,028
1917 $16,111
1916 $14,306
1915 $14,028
1914 $13,889