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The US Inflation Calculator measures the buying power of the dollar over time. Just enter any two dates between 1913 and 2015, an amount, and 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 19, 2015 to adjust for inflation and calculate the cumulative inflation rate through July 2015. The Consumer Price Index (CPI) and inflation for August 2015 is scheduled for release by the United States government on September 16, 2015. (See a chart of recent inflation rates.)


US Inflation in September Rises, Annual Inflation Rate Stuck at 1.7%

Americans paid less to fill up their gas tanks last month, but continued to spend more for groceries, new inflation figures from the government show.

Prices at the pump fell for a third straight month yet the cost of food went up for a ninth consecutive month. Overall, the annual inflation rate stuck at the same level. Continue reading US Inflation in September Rises, Annual Inflation Rate Stuck at 1.7%

US Inflation in August Dips, Annual Inflation Rate at 1.7%

The cost of living in United States unexpectedly fell in August for the first time in 16 months, and the annual inflation rate retreated to the lowest level in five months, the US Labor Department reported Wednesday, Sept. 17, in Washington.

Food prices continue to pressure Americans’ paychecks, but they eased some from the prior month and gains for grocery store items were offset by declines in gasoline, fuel oil, clothing, used cars and trucks, and transportation. Continue reading US Inflation in August Dips, Annual Inflation Rate at 1.7%

US Inflation in June at 0.3%, Annual Inflation Rate Stays at 2.1%

US inflation grew at a slower pace in June as consumers felt some reprieve in the cost of American products and services. Yet, the sting of paying at the pump worsened.

Overall, price increases in May were spread wider and stronger across most items tracked by the US government whereas gains in June were smaller outside of gasoline. Continue reading US Inflation in June at 0.3%, Annual Inflation Rate Stays at 2.1%

US Inflation in April Jumps, Annual Inflation Rate at 2%

US inflation in April advanced the most in nearly a year as Americans paid more for a wide range of goods and services, the latest report from the government on consumer prices shows.

Costs continued to climb for food and shelter, and picked up again for gas and other energy categories after three straight months of some relief. Continue reading US Inflation in April Jumps, Annual Inflation Rate at 2%

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

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

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

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

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

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

US Annual Inflation in 2013 Increases 1.5%

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 Continue reading US Annual Inflation in 2013 Increases 1.5%