Calculate the Value of $20,000 in 1979

What is $20k in 1979 worth in today's money?
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$76,949
Adjusted for inflation, $20,000 in 1979 is equal to $76,949 in 2021.
Annual inflation over this period was 3.26%.
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How much is $20,000 in 1979 dollars worth?
Year Equivalent
2021 $76,949
2020 $75,916
2019 $74,219
2018 $72,828
2017 $71,324
2016 $69,874
2015 $69,368
2014 $68,848
2013 $67,829
2012 $66,668
2011 $64,750
2010 $63,796
2009 $62,106
2008 $62,049
2007 $59,616
2006 $58,139
2005 $56,219
2004 $54,446
2003 $53,442
2002 $52,201
2001 $51,403
2000 $49,719
1999 $48,419
1998 $47,651
1997 $46,854
1996 $45,347
1995 $44,225
Year Equivalent
1994 $43,072
1993 $41,920
1992 $40,739
1991 $39,527
1990 $37,253
1989 $35,598
1988 $34,092
1987 $32,644
1986 $32,290
1985 $31,108
1984 $29,926
1983 $28,833
1982 $27,770
1981 $25,495
1980 $22,659
1979 $20,000
1978 $18,346
1977 $17,194
1976 $16,396
1975 $15,332
1974 $13,648
1973 $12,555
1972 $12,142
1971 $11,758
1970 $11,137
1969 $10,487
1968 $10,015
Year Equivalent
1967 $9,719
1966 $9,394
1965 $9,217
1964 $9,129
1963 $8,981
1962 $8,863
1961 $8,804
1960 $8,685
1959 $8,538
1958 $8,390
1957 $8,154
1956 $7,917
1955 $7,888
1954 $7,947
1953 $7,888
1952 $7,829
1951 $7,386
1950 $6,972
1949 $7,120
1948 $6,913
1947 $6,352
1946 $5,377
1945 $5,258
1944 $5,140
1943 $4,993
1942 $4,579
1941 $4,165
Year Equivalent
1940 $4,136
1939 $4,136
1938 $4,254
1937 $4,136
1936 $4,077
1935 $3,959
1934 $3,900
1933 $3,870
1932 $4,313
1931 $4,756
1930 $5,081
1929 $5,052
1928 $5,111
1927 $5,229
1926 $5,288
1925 $5,111
1924 $5,111
1923 $4,993
1922 $5,111
1921 $5,731
1920 $5,583
1919 $4,874
1918 $4,047
1917 $3,427
1916 $3,043
1915 $2,984
1914 $2,954