Calculate the Value of $4,000 in 1978

What is $4k in 1978 worth in today's money?
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$17,958
Adjusted for inflation, $4,000 in 1978 is equal to $17,958 in 2022.
Annual inflation over this period was 3.47%.
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How much is $4,000 in 1978 dollars worth?
Year Equivalent
2022 $17,958
2021 $16,778
2020 $16,552
2019 $16,182
2018 $15,879
2017 $15,551
2016 $15,235
2015 $15,125
2014 $15,011
2013 $14,789
2012 $14,536
2011 $14,118
2010 $13,910
2009 $13,541
2008 $13,529
2007 $12,998
2006 $12,676
2005 $12,258
2004 $11,871
2003 $11,652
2002 $11,382
2001 $11,208
2000 $10,841
1999 $10,557
1998 $10,390
1997 $10,216
1996 $9,887
1995 $9,643
Year Equivalent
1994 $9,391
1993 $9,140
1992 $8,882
1991 $8,618
1990 $8,122
1989 $7,762
1988 $7,433
1987 $7,118
1986 $7,040
1985 $6,783
1984 $6,525
1983 $6,287
1982 $6,055
1981 $5,559
1980 $4,940
1979 $4,361
1978 $4,000
1977 $3,749
1976 $3,575
1975 $3,343
1974 $2,976
1973 $2,738
1972 $2,647
1971 $2,564
1970 $2,428
1969 $2,287
1968 $2,184
1967 $2,119
Year Equivalent
1966 $2,048
1965 $2,010
1964 $1,990
1963 $1,958
1962 $1,932
1961 $1,919
1960 $1,894
1959 $1,862
1958 $1,829
1957 $1,778
1956 $1,726
1955 $1,720
1954 $1,733
1953 $1,720
1952 $1,707
1951 $1,610
1950 $1,520
1949 $1,552
1948 $1,507
1947 $1,385
1946 $1,172
1945 $1,147
1944 $1,121
1943 $1,089
1942 $998
1941 $908
1940 $902
1939 $902
Year Equivalent
1938 $928
1937 $902
1936 $889
1935 $863
1934 $850
1933 $844
1932 $940
1931 $1,037
1930 $1,108
1929 $1,101
1928 $1,114
1927 $1,140
1926 $1,153
1925 $1,114
1924 $1,114
1923 $1,089
1922 $1,114
1921 $1,250
1920 $1,217
1919 $1,063
1918 $882
1917 $747
1916 $663
1915 $651
1914 $644