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The US Inflation Calculator measures the buying power of the dollar over time. To begin, just enter any two dates between 1913 and 2014, an amount, and then click 'Calculate'.


Inflation Calculator

    If in (enter year)
    I purchased an item for $
    then in (enter year*)
    that same item would cost:
    Cumulative rate of inflation:
        
 

*Learn how this calculator works. This US Inflation Calculator uses the latest US government CPI data published on April 15, 2014 to adjust for inflation and calculate the cumulative inflation rate through March 2014. The Consumer Price Index (CPI) and inflation for April 2014 is scheduled for release by the United States government on May 15, 2014. (See inflation rates since 2003.)

US Inflation Up in March on Food, Rent Costs; Inflation Rate at 1.5%

April 15, 2014 · Filed Under Inflation · Comment 

Inflation in the United States pushed up in March as higher costs in food and shelter offset lower energy prices, newly released Consumer Price Index (CPI) data from the US government shows.

Most Americans are now very familiar with conditions common to this year, having to pay much more at grocery stores while enjoying some reprieve in prices at the pump. The latter condition is likely to change with summer approaching. Read more

US Inflation in February 2014 Rises 0.1%, Inflation Rate at 1.1%

March 18, 2014 · Filed Under Inflation · Comment 

US inflation inched up in February as American consumers felt the pinch at grocery stores but caught a break when paying gasoline and electricity bills, according to the latest US government figures released on Tuesday, March 18, 2014.

Food prices marched at the quickest pace in 2 1/2 years with gains in meats, poultry, fish and eggs the biggest drivers. Read more

US Inflation in January 2014 Ticks Up, Annual Inflation Rate at 1.6%

February 20, 2014 · Filed Under Inflation · Comment 

US inflation climbed at a slower pace in January, by an amount considered tame through the eyes of economists.

More noticeable is the rate of inflation over the past 12 months, an increase many Americans can perhaps better associate with as they are reminded of higher costs in energy, food, shelter and medical care. Read more

US Annual Inflation in 2013 Increases 1.5%

January 16, 2014 · Filed Under Inflation · 1 Comment 

The cost of living in the United States jumped the most in six months in December as prices at the pump picked up, though annual inflation in 2013 climbed by the smallest amount in three years, data released by the US Labor Department shows.

US inflation accelerated 1.5% in 2013, marking the lowest reading for a calendar year since 2010′s matching 1.5% increase. In between the two years Read more

US Inflation Unchanged in November 2013, Annual Inflation Rate Rises

December 17, 2013 · Filed Under Inflation · Comment 

US inflation was unchanged in November from a month earlier as lower gasoline and natural gas prices offset what American’s had to pay for pricier items like food, shelter and transportation, this according to consumer price data published Tuesday by the government.

Annual inflation did bounce higher from the last reading, though that one went down as the smallest 12-month increase in four years. The bottom line, US inflation remains tame from the standpoint of economists and well under the Fed’s target. Read more

US Inflation in October 2013 Retreats, 12-Month Inflation Rate Eases

November 20, 2013 · Filed Under Inflation · Comment 

The American cost of living decreased in October for the first time in six months and the annual inflation rate was the lowest in four years, the US government reported Wednesday in Washington.

Annual inflation eased and consumer prices retreated last month as sharply lower gasoline prices offset higher prices in food, transportation, used vehicles and the cost to rent and own homes Read more

US Inflation Up 0.2% in September 2013, Annual Inflation Rate at 1.2%

October 30, 2013 · Filed Under Inflation · Comment 

Inflation ticked a bit higher in September as American consumers paid more for energy related items, like gasoline and electricity, and they spent more for shelter, medical care and new vehicles.

A break from higher food prices did help to contain costs, according to the latest report on consumer prices from the US Labor Department. Overall, food prices stayed about the same last month after having climbed for three straight months. Read more

US Inflation Edges Up in August 2013, Inflation Rate at 1.5%

September 17, 2013 · Filed Under Inflation · 3 Comments 

Inflation rose modestly in August with Americans paying less at the pump and as the overall cost of energy dropped for the first time since April, inflation figures from the United States government showed today in Washington.

Conversely, prices did rise sharply for medical care and they continued to gain in major items like food, clothing and shelter. Read more

US Inflation Eases in July 2013, Yet Annual Inflation Rate at 2%

August 15, 2013 · Filed Under Inflation · Comment 

Inflation in the US rose more modestly in July but ticked higher on a 12-month basis, the Labor Department reported Thursday, August 15, 2013.

American consumers saw some relief as gas, food, new vehicle and clothing costs climbed slower than during the start of summer. Read more

US Inflation Jumps in June 2013, Annual Inflation Rate Hits 1.8%

July 16, 2013 · Filed Under Inflation · Comment 

US inflation in June jumped by the biggest amount in four months as American consumers forked over more cash to buy groceries and gas, a government report showed on Tuesday.

It wasn’t just food and prices at the pump causing more pain to the pocket book. Prices for cloths, shelter, medical care and new cars also advanced. Read more

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