The US Inflation Calculator measures the buying power of the dollar over time. Just enter any two dates from 1913 to 2017, an amount, and then click 'Calculate'.

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*Learn how this calculator works. This US Inflation Calculator uses the latest US government CPI data published on August 11, 2017 to adjust for inflation and calculate the cumulative inflation rate through July 2017. The Consumer Price Index (CPI) and inflation for August 2017 is scheduled for release by the United States government on September 14, 2017. (See a chart of recent inflation rates.)


US Inflation Remains Subdued in July

U.S. inflation at the consumer level rose slightly in July and the annual rate of inflation picked up modestly, according to a report released by the Labor Department on Friday, August 11, but gains were softer than expected.

Rising costs in food, medical care, clothing, housing and transportation were mostly offset by falling prices in other areas like energy and vehicles. Continue reading US Inflation Remains Subdued in July

US Inflation Decelerates as Consumer Prices Flatten in June

The cost of living in the United States was little changed in June, and the annual rate of inflation slowed, according to a report released by the Labor Department on Friday, July 14.

Cheaper gas, vehicles, and clothing offset cost increases in other areas like health care, transportation and shelter; while food prices leveled off after five straight increases. Continue reading US Inflation Decelerates as Consumer Prices Flatten in June

US Inflation Bounces Back in April; Rate Eases Year-On-Year

U.S. inflation rebounded modestly in April after sliding in March for the first time in more than a year, although the annual rate of inflation eased for a second month in a row, the government reported Friday, May 12.

Drivers for the monthly increase included items like shelter, gasoline, electricity, food and tobacco. Continue reading US Inflation Bounces Back in April; Rate Eases Year-On-Year

Annual Rate of Inflation Eases in March; CPI Logs First Drop in 13 Months

The cost of living in the United States declined in March for the first time in more than a year, and the annual pace of inflation slowed somewhat following the biggest advance in over four years, according to newly released data in a government report published on Friday, April 14. Continue reading Annual Rate of Inflation Eases in March; CPI Logs First Drop in 13 Months

US Inflation Jumps in January by Most in 4 Years

Inflation in the United States appears to be gaining steam as the cost of living increased in January by the most in nearly four years, the government reported Wednesday, Feb. 15. The annual rate of inflation advanced the most in almost five years.

Increases were broad-based, led by gains in energy with prices at the pump the highest since April 2016. Continue reading US Inflation Jumps in January by Most in 4 Years

US Annual Inflation Sticks by 2-Year High; Consumer Prices Mark Fourth Rise in November

The cost of living in the United States climbed in November for a fourth month in a row, and the annual inflation rate jumped the most in over two years, according to government data released Thursday, December 15.

Once again, increases were mostly spurred by higher gasoline and shelter costs. Transportation, used vehicles, and medical care services also rose after having been unchanged or declining previously. Continue reading US Annual Inflation Sticks by 2-Year High; Consumer Prices Mark Fourth Rise in November

US Inflation Rate Hits 2-Year High; Consumer Prices Climb in October

Annual inflation in the United States ran at the fastest rate in two years as consumer prices in October climbed the most in six months, according to government data released Thursday, November 17.

The monthly cost of living increase marks a third in a row and was led, like in September, by higher shelter and gasoline prices. Continue reading US Inflation Rate Hits 2-Year High; Consumer Prices Climb in October