Calculate the Value of $2,500 in 1938

What is $2.5k in 1938 worth in today's money?
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$48,403
Adjusted for inflation, $2,500 in 1938 is equal to $48,403 in 2022.
Annual inflation over this period was 3.59%.
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How much is $2,500 in 1938 dollars worth?
Year Equivalent
2022 $48,403
2021 $45,221
2020 $44,614
2019 $43,617
2018 $42,799
2017 $41,915
2016 $41,063
2015 $40,766
2014 $40,460
2013 $39,861
2012 $39,179
2011 $38,052
2010 $37,491
2009 $36,498
2008 $36,465
2007 $35,035
2006 $34,167
2005 $33,038
2004 $31,997
2003 $31,406
2002 $30,677
2001 $30,208
2000 $29,219
1999 $28,455
1998 $28,003
1997 $27,535
1996 $26,649
1995 $25,990
Year Equivalent
1994 $25,313
1993 $24,635
1992 $23,941
1991 $23,229
1990 $21,892
1989 $20,920
1988 $20,035
1987 $19,184
1986 $18,976
1985 $18,281
1984 $17,587
1983 $16,944
1982 $16,319
1981 $14,983
1980 $13,316
1979 $11,753
1978 $10,781
1977 $10,104
1976 $9,635
1975 $9,010
1974 $8,021
1973 $7,378
1972 $7,135
1971 $6,910
1970 $6,545
1969 $6,163
1968 $5,885
1967 $5,712
Year Equivalent
1966 $5,521
1965 $5,417
1964 $5,365
1963 $5,278
1962 $5,208
1961 $5,174
1960 $5,104
1959 $5,017
1958 $4,931
1957 $4,792
1956 $4,653
1955 $4,635
1954 $4,670
1953 $4,635
1952 $4,601
1951 $4,340
1950 $4,097
1949 $4,184
1948 $4,063
1947 $3,733
1946 $3,160
1945 $3,090
1944 $3,021
1943 $2,934
1942 $2,691
1941 $2,448
1940 $2,431
1939 $2,431
Year Equivalent
1938 $2,500
1937 $2,431
1936 $2,396
1935 $2,326
1934 $2,292
1933 $2,274
1932 $2,535
1931 $2,795
1930 $2,986
1929 $2,969
1928 $3,003
1927 $3,073
1926 $3,108
1925 $3,003
1924 $3,003
1923 $2,934
1922 $3,003
1921 $3,368
1920 $3,281
1919 $2,865
1918 $2,378
1917 $2,014
1916 $1,788
1915 $1,753
1914 $1,736