1971 Gas Price in Today's Dollars

Amount
$
From
To
$2.52
Adjusted for inflation, $0.36 in 1971 is equal to $2.52 in 2022.
Annual inflation over this period was 3.89%.

In the year 1971, the average retail price of gas was $0.36.

This is equivalent to $2.52 in 2022 dollars.

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

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How much has gas gone up with inflation?

Here's how much the 1971 gasoline price of $0.36 would be worth over time, compared to the actual price from that year.

Year Inflation-adjusted Actual
2020 $2.32 $2.28
2019 $2.27 $2.46
2018 $2.23 $2.46
2017 $2.18 $2.50
2016 $2.14 $2.51
2015 $2.12 $2.45
2014 $2.11 $3.37
2013 $2.08 $3.53
2012 $2.04 $3.64
2011 $1.98 $3.53
2010 $1.95 $2.79
2009 $1.90 $2.35
2008 $1.90 $3.27
2007 $1.83 $2.80
2006 $1.78 $2.59
2005 $1.72 $2.30
2004 $1.67 $1.88
2003 $1.64 $1.59
2002 $1.60 $1.36
2001 $1.57 $1.46
2000 $1.52 $1.51
1999 $1.48 $1.17
1998 $1.46 $1.06
1997 $1.43 $1.23
1996 $1.39 $1.23
1995 $1.35 $1.15
1994 $1.32 $1.11
1993 $1.28 $1.11
1992 $1.25 $1.13
1991 $1.21 $1.14
1990 $1.14 $1.15
1989 $1.09 $1.00
1988 $1.04 $0.90
1987 $1.00 $0.90
1986 $0.99 $0.86
1985 $0.95 $1.12
1984 $0.92 $1.13
1983 $0.88 $1.16
1982 $0.85 $1.22
1981 $0.78 $1.31
1980 $0.69 $1.19
1979 $0.61 $0.86
1978 $0.56 $0.63
1977 $0.53 $0.62
1976 $0.50 $0.59
1975 $0.47 $0.57
1974 $0.42 $0.53
1973 $0.38 $0.39
1972 $0.37 $0.36
1971 $0.36 $0.36