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Inflation calculator - US Dollar

$17,265 in 1975
$93,886.99 in 2022

The inflation rate in the United States between 1975 and 2022 was 443.8%, which translates into a total increase of $76,621.99. This means that 17,265 dollars in 1975 are equivalent to 93,886.99 dollars in 2022. In other words, the purchasing power of $17,265 in 1975 equals $93,886.99 in 2022. The average annual inflation rate between these periods was 3.67%.

Inflation timeline in the United States (1975 - 2022)

The following chart depicts the equivalence of $17,265 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.

The following table contains relevant indicators:

Indicator Value
Cumulative inflation from 1975 to 2022 443.8%
Avg. Annual inflation from 1975 to 2022 3.67%
CPI 1975 22.71
CPI 2022 123.47

How to calculate the time value of money with inflation data?

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 1975 and 2022, use the corresponding CPI values:

Value2022
=Value1975 ×
CPI2022/CPI1975
=$ 17,265 ×
123.47/22.71
$93,886.99

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 $17,265 worth today. There are 47 years between 1975 and 2022 and the average inflation rate was 3.6687%. Therefore, we can resolve the formula like this:

Value2022
=PV × (1 + i)n
=$17,265 × (1 + 0.036687)47
$93,886.99

US inflation - Conversion table

Initial Value Equivalent value
$1 dollar in 1975 $5.44 dollars in 2022
$5 dollars in 1975 $27.19 dollars in 2022
$10 dollars in 1975 $54.38 dollars in 2022
$50 dollars in 1975 $271.9 dollars in 2022
$100 dollars in 1975 $543.8 dollars in 2022
$500 dollars in 1975 $2,719 dollars in 2022
$1,000 dollars in 1975 $5,438 dollars in 2022
$5,000 dollars in 1975 $27,189.98 dollars in 2022
$10,000 dollars in 1975 $54,379.95 dollars in 2022
$50,000 dollars in 1975 $271,899.77 dollars in 2022
$100,000 dollars in 1975 $543,799.54 dollars in 2022
$500,000 dollars in 1975 $2,718,997.72 dollars in 2022
$1,000,000 dollars in 1975 $5,437,995.44 dollars in 2022
Cumulative inflation 1975-2022 443.8%
Avg. annual inflation 1975-2022 3.67%
CPI 1975 22.71
CPI 2022 123.47

Value of Dollar over time (by year)

Period Value
1975 17,265
1976 18,256.84
1977 19,443.84
1978 20,927.59
1979 23,282.89
1980 26,437.53
1981 29,169.77
1982 30,958.29
1983 31,952.81
1984 33,326.95
1985 34,508.6
1986 35,163.6
1987 36,452.19
1988 37,938.61
1989 39,769.91
1990 41,916.67
1991 43,691.83
1992 45,015.18
1993 46,343.87
1994 47,552.26
1995 48,886.3
1996 50,319.26
1997 51,495.56
1998 52,294.93
1999 53,439.15
2000 55,243.71
2001 56,804.99
2002 57,705.94
2003 59,015.92
2004 60,595.91
2005 62,651.78
2006 64,672.89
2007 66,517.8
2008 69,071.48
2009 68,825.9
2010 69,954.68
2011 72,163.04
2012 73,656.33
2013 74,735.27
2014 75,947.65
2015 76,037.74
2016 76,997.03
2017 78,637.17
2018 80,557.88
2019 82,017.8
2020 83,029.56
2021 86,930.15
2022 93,886.99

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