Calculate the Value of $38,000 in 1979

What is $38k in 1979 worth in today's money?
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$156,492
Adjusted for inflation, $38,000 in 1979 is equal to $156,492 in 2022.
Annual inflation over this period was 3.35%.
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How much is $38,000 in 1979 dollars worth?
Year Equivalent
2022 $156,492
2021 $146,204
2020 $144,239
2019 $141,017
2018 $138,374
2017 $135,516
2016 $132,761
2015 $131,800
2014 $130,810
2013 $128,875
2012 $126,670
2011 $123,025
2010 $121,212
2009 $118,001
2008 $117,893
2007 $113,270
2006 $110,464
2005 $106,815
2004 $103,448
2003 $101,539
2002 $99,182
2001 $97,666
2000 $94,467
1999 $91,997
1998 $90,538
1997 $89,022
1996 $86,160
1995 $84,027
Year Equivalent
1994 $81,838
1993 $79,648
1992 $77,403
1991 $75,102
1990 $70,780
1989 $67,637
1988 $64,774
1987 $62,024
1986 $61,350
1985 $59,105
1984 $56,860
1983 $54,783
1982 $52,762
1981 $48,440
1980 $43,052
1979 $38,000
1978 $34,857
1977 $32,668
1976 $31,152
1975 $29,131
1974 $25,932
1973 $23,855
1972 $23,069
1971 $22,340
1970 $21,161
1969 $19,926
1968 $19,028
1967 $18,467
Year Equivalent
1966 $17,849
1965 $17,513
1964 $17,344
1963 $17,064
1962 $16,839
1961 $16,727
1960 $16,502
1959 $16,222
1958 $15,941
1957 $15,492
1956 $15,043
1955 $14,987
1954 $15,099
1953 $14,987
1952 $14,874
1951 $14,032
1950 $13,247
1949 $13,527
1948 $13,134
1947 $12,068
1946 $10,216
1945 $9,991
1944 $9,767
1943 $9,486
1942 $8,700
1941 $7,914
1940 $7,858
1939 $7,858
Year Equivalent
1938 $8,083
1937 $7,858
1936 $7,746
1935 $7,521
1934 $7,409
1933 $7,353
1932 $8,195
1931 $9,037
1930 $9,654
1929 $9,598
1928 $9,710
1927 $9,935
1926 $10,047
1925 $9,710
1924 $9,710
1923 $9,486
1922 $9,710
1921 $10,889
1920 $10,609
1919 $9,261
1918 $7,690
1917 $6,511
1916 $5,781
1915 $5,669
1914 $5,613