In the year 2016, the United States minimum wage was $7.25.
This is equivalent to $7.98 in 2021 dollars.
Note: We determine the value of a dollar using the Consumer Price Index from December of the previous year.
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Has minimum wage kept up with increases in the cost of living?
Here's how much the 2016 minimum wage of $7.25 would be worth over time, compared to the actual minimum wage from that year.