Calculate the Value of $42,000 in 1979

What is $42k in 1979 worth in today's money?
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$172,964
Adjusted for inflation, $42,000 in 1979 is equal to $172,964 in 2022.
Annual inflation over this period was 3.35%.
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How much is $42,000 in 1979 dollars worth?
Year Equivalent
2022 $172,964
2021 $161,594
2020 $159,423
2019 $155,861
2018 $152,940
2017 $149,781
2016 $146,736
2015 $145,674
2014 $144,580
2013 $142,441
2012 $140,003
2011 $135,975
2010 $133,971
2009 $130,422
2008 $130,303
2007 $125,194
2006 $122,092
2005 $118,059
2004 $114,337
2003 $112,227
2002 $109,622
2001 $107,947
2000 $104,411
1999 $101,681
1998 $100,068
1997 $98,393
1996 $95,229
1995 $92,871
Year Equivalent
1994 $90,452
1993 $88,032
1992 $85,551
1991 $83,007
1990 $78,230
1989 $74,756
1988 $71,592
1987 $68,552
1986 $67,808
1985 $65,326
1984 $62,845
1983 $60,549
1982 $58,316
1981 $53,539
1980 $47,583
1979 $42,000
1978 $38,526
1977 $36,106
1976 $34,431
1975 $32,198
1974 $28,662
1973 $26,366
1972 $25,498
1971 $24,691
1970 $23,388
1969 $22,024
1968 $21,031
1967 $20,411
Year Equivalent
1966 $19,728
1965 $19,356
1964 $19,170
1963 $18,860
1962 $18,612
1961 $18,487
1960 $18,239
1959 $17,929
1958 $17,619
1957 $17,123
1956 $16,626
1955 $16,564
1954 $16,688
1953 $16,564
1952 $16,440
1951 $15,510
1950 $14,641
1949 $14,951
1948 $14,517
1947 $13,338
1946 $11,291
1945 $11,043
1944 $10,795
1943 $10,484
1942 $9,616
1941 $8,747
1940 $8,685
1939 $8,685
Year Equivalent
1938 $8,934
1937 $8,685
1936 $8,561
1935 $8,313
1934 $8,189
1933 $8,127
1932 $9,058
1931 $9,988
1930 $10,671
1929 $10,609
1928 $10,733
1927 $10,981
1926 $11,105
1925 $10,733
1924 $10,733
1923 $10,484
1922 $10,733
1921 $12,035
1920 $11,725
1919 $10,236
1918 $8,499
1917 $7,196
1916 $6,390
1915 $6,266
1914 $6,204