Value of 2001 US Dollars today

$100 in 2001

$145.34 in 2018

The inflation rate in the United States between 2001 and today has been 45.34%, which translates into a total increase of $45.34. This means that 100 dollars in 2001 are equivalent to 145.34 dollars in 2018. In other words, the purchasing power of $100 in 2001 equals $145.34 today. The average annual inflation rate has been 2.1%.

Inflation timeline in the United States (2001-2018)

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 (2001-2018) 41.68%
Total Inflation* 45.34%
Annual inflation avg. (2001-2018) 2.07%
Annual inflation avg.* 2.1%
CPI 2001 73.41
CPI 2018 104.01
CPI today* 106.7
$1 in 2001 $1.42 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 17 years between 2001 and 2018 and the average inflation rate has been 2.0989%. Therefore, we can resolve the formula like this:

FV = PV (1 + i)n = $100 * (1 + 0.02)17 = $141.68

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 2001 was 73.41 and the CPI today is 106.7. Therefore,

Final value = Initial value *
CPI final/CPI initial
= $100 *
104.01/73.41
= $141.68

USA inflation - Conversion table

Initial Value Equivalent value
$1 dollar in 2001 $1.45 dollars today
$5 dollars in 2001 $7.27 dollars today
$10 dollars in 2001 $14.53 dollars today
$50 dollars in 2001 $72.67 dollars today
$100 dollars in 2001 $145.34 dollars today
$500 dollars in 2001 $726.69 dollars today
$1,000 dollars in 2001 $1,453.38 dollars today
$5,000 dollars in 2001 $7,266.9 dollars today
$10,000 dollars in 2001 $14,533.8 dollars today
$50,000 dollars in 2001 $72,669 dollars today
$100,000 dollars in 2001 $145,338 dollars today
$500,000 dollars in 2001 $726,690.02 dollars today
$1,000,000 dollars in 2001 $1,453,380.05 dollars today

Value of Dollar in time (by year)

Period Value
2001 100
2002 101.55
2003 103.97
2004 105.92
2005 109.37
2006 113.1
2007 115.98
2008 120.71
2009 120.82
2010 124.11
2011 125.96
2012 129.7
2013 131.95
2014 133.94
2015 134.95
2016 135.93
2017 138.75
2018 141.68
Today 145.34