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Value of 1999 US Dollars today

$100 in 1999
$179.7 in 2022

The inflation rate in the United States between 1999 and today has been 79.7%, which translates into a total increase of $79.7. This means that 100 dollars in 1999 are equivalent to 179.7 dollars in 2022. In other words, the purchasing power of $100 in 1999 equals $179.7 today. The average annual inflation rate between these periods has been 2.58%.

Inflation timeline in the United States (1999 - 2022)

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 1999-2021 62.67%
Cumulative inflation 1999-today 79.7%
Avg. Annual inflation 1999-2021 2.24%
CPI 1999 70.28
CPI 2021 114.33
CPI 2022-10 (latest official data) 125.73
CPI today 126.29

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 1999 and 2021, use the corresponding CPI values:

Value2021
=Value1999 ×
CPI2021/CPI1999
=$ 100 ×
114.33/70.28
$162.67

To obtain the equivalent value today (present value), plug in the CPI for today, which is estimated as 126.29:

Valuetoday
=Value1999 ×
CPItoday/CPI1999
=$ 100 ×
126.29/70.28
$179.7

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 22 years between 1999 and 2021 and the average inflation rate was 2.2363%. Therefore, we can resolve the formula like this:

Value2021
=PV × (1 + i)n
=$100 × (1 + 0.022363)22
$162.67

US inflation - Conversion table

Initial Value Equivalent value
$1 dollar in 1999 $1.63 dollars in 2021
$5 dollars in 1999 $8.13 dollars in 2021
$10 dollars in 1999 $16.27 dollars in 2021
$50 dollars in 1999 $81.34 dollars in 2021
$100 dollars in 1999 $162.67 dollars in 2021
$500 dollars in 1999 $813.36 dollars in 2021
$1,000 dollars in 1999 $1,626.71 dollars in 2021
$5,000 dollars in 1999 $8,133.56 dollars in 2021
$10,000 dollars in 1999 $16,267.13 dollars in 2021
$50,000 dollars in 1999 $81,335.64 dollars in 2021
$100,000 dollars in 1999 $162,671.28 dollars in 2021
$500,000 dollars in 1999 $813,356.39 dollars in 2021
$1,000,000 dollars in 1999 $1,626,712.78 dollars in 2021
Cumulative inflation From 1999 79.7%
Avg. annual inflation From 1999 2.58%
CPI 1999 70.28
CPI today 126.29

Value of Dollar over time (by year)

Period Value
1999 100
2000 103.38
2001 106.3
2002 107.98
2003 110.44
2004 113.39
2005 117.24
2006 121.02
2007 124.47
2008 129.25
2009 128.79
2010 130.91
2011 135.04
2012 137.83
2013 139.85
2014 142.12
2015 142.29
2016 144.08
2017 147.15
2018 150.75
2019 153.48
2020 155.37
2021 162.67
2022-10 178.91
Today 179.7

All available years

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