$5 Wage by Ford Motor Company in 1914

Amount
$
From
To
$139.40
Adjusted for inflation, $5.00 in 1914 is equal to $139.40 in 2022.
Annual inflation over this period was 3.13%.

In 1914, Henry Ford raised his workers' pay to $5 a day, more than doubling wages. He also reduced the length of the workday from nine hours to eight.

This daily wage is equivalent to $139.40 in 2022 dollars, or $17.43 per hour.

Note: We determine the value of a dollar using the Consumer Price Index from December of the previous year.

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What is the inflation-adjusted equivalent of $5.00 in 1914?

Year Inflation-adjusted
2022 $139.40
2021 $130.24
2020 $128.49
2019 $125.62
2018 $123.26
2017 $120.72
2016 $118.26
2015 $117.41
2014 $116.52
2013 $114.80
2012 $112.84
2011 $109.59
2010 $107.97
2009 $105.11
2008 $105.02
2007 $100.90
2006 $98.40
2005 $95.15
2004 $92.15
2003 $90.45
2002 $88.35
2001 $87.00
2000 $84.15
1999 $81.95
1998 $80.65
1997 $79.30
1996 $76.75
1995 $74.85
1994 $72.90
1993 $70.95
1992 $68.95
1991 $66.90
1990 $63.05
1989 $60.25
1988 $57.70
1987 $55.25
1986 $54.65
1985 $52.65
1984 $50.65
1983 $48.80
1982 $47.00
1981 $43.15
1980 $38.35
1979 $33.85
1978 $31.05
1977 $29.10
1976 $27.75
1975 $25.95
1974 $23.10
1973 $21.25
1972 $20.55
1971 $19.90
1970 $18.85
1969 $17.75
1968 $16.95
1967 $16.45
1966 $15.90
1965 $15.60
1964 $15.45
1963 $15.20
1962 $15.00
1961 $14.90
1960 $14.70
1959 $14.45
1958 $14.20
1957 $13.80
1956 $13.40
1955 $13.35
1954 $13.45
1953 $13.35
1952 $13.25
1951 $12.50
1950 $11.80
1949 $12.05
1948 $11.70
1947 $10.75
1946 $9.10
1945 $8.90
1944 $8.70
1943 $8.45
1942 $7.75
1941 $7.05
1940 $7.00
1939 $7.00
1938 $7.20
1937 $7.00
1936 $6.90
1935 $6.70
1934 $6.60
1933 $6.55
1932 $7.30
1931 $8.05
1930 $8.60
1929 $8.55
1928 $8.65
1927 $8.85
1926 $8.95
1925 $8.65
1924 $8.65
1923 $8.45
1922 $8.65
1921 $9.70
1920 $9.45
1919 $8.25
1918 $6.85
1917 $5.80
1916 $5.15
1915 $5.05
1914 $5.00