# Value of 2006 US Dollars today

\$100 in 2006

\$132.44 in 2021

The inflation rate in the United States between 2006 and today has been 32.44%, which translates into a total increase of \$32.44. This means that 100 dollars in 2006 are equivalent to 132.44 dollars in 2021. In other words, the purchasing power of \$100 in 2006 equals \$132.44 today. The average annual inflation rate has been 1.77%.

## Inflation timeline in the United States (2006-2021)

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 (2006-2021) 32.35%
Total Inflation* 32.44%
Annual inflation avg. (2006-2021) 1.89%
Annual inflation avg.* 1.77%
CPI 2006 83.03
CPI 2021 109.9
CPI today* 109.97
\$1 in 2006 \$1.32 in 2021

* 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 with 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 15 years between 2006 and 2021 and the average inflation rate has been 1.7715%. Therefore, we can resolve the formula like this:

FV = PV (1 + i)n = \$100 * (1 + 0.02)15 = \$132.35

#### 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 2006 was 83.03 and the CPI today is 109.97. Therefore,

Final value = Initial value *
CPI final/CPI initial
= \$100 *
109.9/83.03
= \$132.35

### USA inflation - Conversion table

Initial Value Equivalent value
\$1 dollar in 2006 \$1.32 dollars today
\$5 dollars in 2006 \$6.62 dollars today
\$10 dollars in 2006 \$13.24 dollars today
\$50 dollars in 2006 \$66.22 dollars today
\$100 dollars in 2006 \$132.44 dollars today
\$500 dollars in 2006 \$662.2 dollars today
\$1,000 dollars in 2006 \$1,324.4 dollars today
\$5,000 dollars in 2006 \$6,621.99 dollars today
\$10,000 dollars in 2006 \$13,243.99 dollars today
\$50,000 dollars in 2006 \$66,219.93 dollars today
\$100,000 dollars in 2006 \$132,439.85 dollars today
\$500,000 dollars in 2006 \$662,199.25 dollars today
\$1,000,000 dollars in 2006 \$1,324,398.5 dollars today

Period Value
2006 100
2007 102.54
2008 106.73
2009 106.82
2010 109.73
2011 111.37
2012 114.67
2013 116.67
2014 118.42
2015 119.32
2016 120.19
2017 122.68
2018 125.27
2019 127.66
2020 130.58
2021 132.35
Today 132.44