Value of 1969 US Dollars today

$100 in 1969

$712.36 in 2018

The inflation rate in the United States between 1969 and today has been 612.36%, which translates into a total increase of $612.36. This means that 100 dollars in 1969 are equivalent to 712.36 dollars in 2018. In other words, the purchasing power of $100 in 1969 equals $712.36 today. The average annual inflation rate has been 4%.

Inflation timeline in the United States (1969-2018)

The following chart ilustrates the equivalence of $100 throughout the years due to inflation and CPI changes. All values are equivalent in terms of purchashing 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 obtained by estimating figures from recent trends.

The following table contains relevant indicators:

Indicator Value
Total Inflation (1969-2018) 594.43%
Total Inflation* 612.36%
Annual inflation avg. (1969-2018) 4.03%
Annual inflation avg.* 4%
CPI 1969 14.98
CPI 2018 104.01
CPI today* 106.7
$1 in 1969 $6.94 in 2018

* Values extrapolated from the last official data to obtain today's values.

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 compound interest formula or the Consumer Price Index (CPI) formula.

Using the compound interest formula

Given that money changes in time as a result of an inflation rate that acts as a compound interest, the following formula can be used: 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 49 years between 1969 and 2018 and the average inflation rate has been 4.0049%. Therefore, we can resolve the formula like this:

FV = PV (1 + i)n = $100 * (1 + 0.04)49 = $694.43

Using the CPI formula

When the CPI for both start and end years is known, the following formula can be used:

Final value = Initial value *
CPI final/CPI initial

In this case, the CPI in 1969 was 14.98 and the CPI today is 106.7. Therefore,

Final value = Initial value *
CPI final/CPI initial
= $100 *
104.01/14.98
= $694.43

USA inflation - Conversion table

Initial Value Equivalent value
$1 dollar in 1969 $7.12 dollars today
$5 dollars in 1969 $35.62 dollars today
$10 dollars in 1969 $71.24 dollars today
$50 dollars in 1969 $356.18 dollars today
$100 dollars in 1969 $712.36 dollars today
$500 dollars in 1969 $3,561.8 dollars today
$1,000 dollars in 1969 $7,123.61 dollars today
$5,000 dollars in 1969 $35,618.04 dollars today
$10,000 dollars in 1969 $71,236.08 dollars today
$50,000 dollars in 1969 $356,180.4 dollars today
$100,000 dollars in 1969 $712,360.8 dollars today
$500,000 dollars in 1969 $3,561,804.02 dollars today
$1,000,000 dollars in 1969 $7,123,608.04 dollars today

Value of Dollar in time (by year)

Period Value
1969 100
1970 106.2
1971 112.11
1972 115.77
1973 119.72
1974 130.14
1975 146.2
1976 156.34
1977 163.94
1978 174.93
1979 190.7
1980 216.06
1981 243.1
1982 264.79
1983 274.93
1984 285.35
1985 296.62
1986 307.89
1987 311.27
1988 325.07
1989 339.44
1990 355.21
1991 376.9
1992 388.45
1993 399.72
1994 410.7
1995 421.69
1996 432.39
1997 446.76
1998 454.37
1999 461.69
2000 474.08
2001 490.14
2002 497.75
2003 509.58
2004 519.15
2005 536.06
2006 554.37
2007 568.45
2008 591.65
2009 592.19
2010 608.31
2011 617.41
2012 635.7
2013 646.76
2014 656.48
2015 661.44
2016 666.27
2017 680.09
2018 694.43
Today 712.36