Calculate the Value of $20,000 in 1987

What is $20k in 1987 worth in today's money?
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$47,145
Adjusted for inflation, $20,000 in 1987 is equal to $47,145 in 2021.
Annual inflation over this period was 2.55%.
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How much is $20,000 in 1987 dollars worth?
Year Equivalent
2021 $47,145
2020 $46,511
2019 $45,472
2018 $44,620
2017 $43,698
2016 $42,810
2015 $42,500
2014 $42,181
2013 $41,557
2012 $40,846
2011 $39,670
2010 $39,086
2009 $38,050
2008 $38,016
2007 $36,525
2006 $35,620
2005 $34,443
2004 $33,357
2003 $32,742
2002 $31,982
2001 $31,493
2000 $30,462
1999 $29,665
1998 $29,195
1997 $28,706
1996 $27,783
1995 $27,095
Year Equivalent
1994 $26,389
1993 $25,683
1992 $24,959
1991 $24,217
1990 $22,824
1989 $21,810
1988 $20,887
1987 $20,000
1986 $19,783
1985 $19,059
1984 $18,335
1983 $17,665
1982 $17,014
1981 $15,620
1980 $13,882
1979 $12,253
1978 $11,240
1977 $10,534
1976 $10,045
1975 $9,394
1974 $8,362
1973 $7,692
1972 $7,439
1971 $7,204
1970 $6,824
1969 $6,425
1968 $6,136
Year Equivalent
1967 $5,955
1966 $5,756
1965 $5,647
1964 $5,593
1963 $5,502
1962 $5,430
1961 $5,394
1960 $5,321
1959 $5,231
1958 $5,140
1957 $4,995
1956 $4,851
1955 $4,833
1954 $4,869
1953 $4,833
1952 $4,796
1951 $4,525
1950 $4,271
1949 $4,362
1948 $4,235
1947 $3,891
1946 $3,294
1945 $3,222
1944 $3,149
1943 $3,059
1942 $2,805
1941 $2,552
Year Equivalent
1940 $2,534
1939 $2,534
1938 $2,606
1937 $2,534
1936 $2,498
1935 $2,425
1934 $2,389
1933 $2,371
1932 $2,643
1931 $2,914
1930 $3,113
1929 $3,095
1928 $3,131
1927 $3,204
1926 $3,240
1925 $3,131
1924 $3,131
1923 $3,059
1922 $3,131
1921 $3,511
1920 $3,421
1919 $2,986
1918 $2,480
1917 $2,100
1916 $1,864
1915 $1,828
1914 $1,810