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Value of 1925 US Dollars today

$100 in 1925
$1,793.62 in 2024

The inflation rate in the United States between 1925 and today has been 1,693.62%, which translates into a total increase of $1,693.62. This means that 100 dollars in 1925 are equivalent to 1,793.62 dollars in 2024. In other words, the purchasing power of $100 in 1925 equals $1,793.62 today. The average annual inflation rate between these periods has been 2.96%.

Inflation timeline in the United States (1925 - 2024)

The following chart depicts the equivalence of $100 due to compound inflation and CPI changes. All values are equivalent in terms of purchasing power, which means that for each year the same goods or services could be bought with the indicated amount of money.

All calculations are performed in the local currency (USD) and using 6 decimal digits. Results show only up to 2 decimal digits to favour readability. Inflation data is provided by governments and international institutions on a monthly basis. Today's values were extrapolated from the latest 12-month rolling average official data.

The following table contains relevant indicators:

Indicator Value
Cumulative inflation 1925-2023 1,637.02%
Cumulative inflation 1925-today 1,693.62%
Avg. Annual inflation 1925-2023 2.96%
CPI 1925 17.54
CPI 2023 304.7
CPI 2024-05 (latest official data) 314.07
CPI today 314.63

How to calculate today's value of money after inflation?

There are several ways to calculate the time value of money. Depending on the data available, results can be obtained by using the Consumer Price Index (CPI) formula or the compound interest formula.

Using the CPI formula

When we have both the start and end years, we can use the following formula:

Valuet =Value0 ×
CPIt/CPI0

To obtain the values equivalent in buying power between 1925 and 2023, use the corresponding CPI values:

Value2023
=Value1925 ×
CPI2023/CPI1925
=$ 100 ×
304.7/17.54
$1,737.02

To obtain the equivalent value today (present value), plug in the CPI for today, which is estimated as 314.63:

Valuetoday
=Value1925 ×
CPItoday/CPI1925
=$ 100 ×
314.63/17.54
$1,793.62

Alternative: Using the compound interest formula

Given that money changes with time as a result of an inflation rate that acts as compound interest, we can use the following formula: FV = PV × (1 + i)n, where:

  • FV: Future Value
  • PV: Present Value
  • i: Interest rate (inflation)
  • n: Number of times the interest is compounded (i.e. # of years)

In this case, the future value represents the final amount obtained after applying the inflation rate to our initial value. In other words, it indicates how much are $100 worth today. There are 98 years between 1925 and 2023 and the average inflation rate was 2.9559%. Therefore, we can resolve the formula like this:

Value2023
=PV × (1 + i)n
=$100 × (1 + 0.029559)98
$1,737.02

US inflation - Conversion table

Initial Value Equivalent value
$1 dollar in 1925 $17.37 dollars in 2023
$5 dollars in 1925 $86.85 dollars in 2023
$10 dollars in 1925 $173.7 dollars in 2023
$50 dollars in 1925 $868.51 dollars in 2023
$100 dollars in 1925 $1,737.02 dollars in 2023
$500 dollars in 1925 $8,685.08 dollars in 2023
$1,000 dollars in 1925 $17,370.16 dollars in 2023
$5,000 dollars in 1925 $86,850.81 dollars in 2023
$10,000 dollars in 1925 $173,701.62 dollars in 2023
$50,000 dollars in 1925 $868,508.08 dollars in 2023
$100,000 dollars in 1925 $1,737,016.15 dollars in 2023
$500,000 dollars in 1925 $8,685,080.76 dollars in 2023
$1,000,000 dollars in 1925 $17,370,161.52 dollars in 2023
Cumulative inflation From 1925 1,693.62%
Avg. annual inflation From 1925 2.96%
CPI 1925 17.54
CPI today 314.63

Value of Dollar over time (by year)

Period Value
1925 100
1926 100.9
1927 98.95
1928 97.81
1929 97.81
1930 95.2
1931 86.7
1932 77.77
1933 73.73
1934 76.29
1935 78.24
1936 79.05
1937 82
1938 80.33
1939 79.29
1940 79.86
1941 83.94
1942 93.11
1943 98.67
1944 100.29
1945 102.57
1946 111.26
1947 127.27
1948 137.05
1949 135.72
1950 137.2
1951 147.98
1952 151.35
1953 152.59
1954 153.06
1955 152.64
1956 154.96
1957 160.14
1958 164.51
1959 166.18
1960 168.6
1961 170.4
1962 172.45
1963 174.58
1964 176.82
1965 179.62
1966 185.04
1967 190.17
1968 198.29
1969 209.12
1970 221.33
1971 230.83
1972 238.38
1973 253.11
1974 281.09
1975 306.79
1976 324.42
1977 345.51
1978 371.88
1979 413.73
1980 469.79
1981 518.34
1982 550.12
1983 567.79
1984 592.21
1985 613.21
1986 624.85
1987 647.74
1988 674.16
1989 706.7
1990 744.85
1991 776.39
1992 799.9
1993 823.52
1994 844.99
1995 868.69
1996 894.16
1997 915.06
1998 929.26
1999 949.6
2000 981.66
2001 1,009.41
2002 1,025.42
2003 1,048.69
2004 1,076.77
2005 1,113.3
2006 1,149.22
2007 1,182
2008 1,227.38
2009 1,223.01
2010 1,243.07
2011 1,282.31
2012 1,308.85
2013 1,328.02
2014 1,349.56
2015 1,351.17
2016 1,368.21
2017 1,397.36
2018 1,431.49
2019 1,457.43
2020 1,475.41
2021 1,544.72
2022 1,668.34
2023 1,737.02
2024-05 1,790.42
Today 1,793.62

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