# Value of 2003 US Dollars today

\$100 in 2003

\$138.93 in 2019

The inflation rate in the United States between 2003 and today has been 38.93%, which translates into a total increase of \$38.93. This means that 100 dollars in 2003 are equivalent to 138.93 dollars in 2019. In other words, the purchasing power of \$100 in 2003 equals \$138.93 today. The average annual inflation rate has been 1.95%.

## Inflation timeline in the United States (2003-2019)

The following chart depicts the equivalence of \$100 throughout the years due to 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 obtained by estimating figures from recent trends.

The following table contains relevant indicators:

Indicator Value
Total Inflation (2003-2019) 38.88%
Total Inflation* 38.93%
Annual inflation avg. (2003-2019) 2.07%
Annual inflation avg.* 1.95%
CPI 2003 76.32
CPI 2019 106
CPI today* 106.04
\$1 in 2003 \$1.39 in 2019

* 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 16 years between 2003 and 2019 and the average inflation rate has been 1.953%. Therefore, we can resolve the formula like this:

FV = PV (1 + i)n = \$100 * (1 + 0.02)16 = \$138.88

#### 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 2003 was 76.32 and the CPI today is 106.04. Therefore,

Final value = Initial value *
CPI final/CPI initial
= \$100 *
106/76.32
= \$138.88

### USA inflation - Conversion table

Initial Value Equivalent value
\$1 dollar in 2003 \$1.39 dollars today
\$5 dollars in 2003 \$6.95 dollars today
\$10 dollars in 2003 \$13.89 dollars today
\$50 dollars in 2003 \$69.47 dollars today
\$100 dollars in 2003 \$138.93 dollars today
\$500 dollars in 2003 \$694.66 dollars today
\$1,000 dollars in 2003 \$1,389.31 dollars today
\$5,000 dollars in 2003 \$6,946.55 dollars today
\$10,000 dollars in 2003 \$13,893.11 dollars today
\$50,000 dollars in 2003 \$69,465.55 dollars today
\$100,000 dollars in 2003 \$138,931.1 dollars today
\$500,000 dollars in 2003 \$694,655.48 dollars today
\$1,000,000 dollars in 2003 \$1,389,310.97 dollars today

Period Value
2003 100
2004 101.88
2005 105.2
2006 108.79
2007 111.55
2008 116.11
2009 116.21
2010 119.37
2011 121.16
2012 124.75
2013 126.92
2014 128.83
2015 129.8
2016 130.75
2017 133.46
2018 136.28
2019 138.88
Today 138.93