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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 Climbs 0.1% in May 2013, Annual Inflation Rate at 1.4%

June 18, 2013 · Filed Under Inflation · 2 Comments 

US consumers paid more for good and services in May than in the prior month, newly released inflation data from the government shows

Americans were spared some pain though, as the cost of gas flattened and grocery prices retreated overall. On the flip side, the cost to rent and own homes increased. Read more

US Inflation Falls for Second Month in April 2013

May 16, 2013 · Filed Under Inflation · Comment 

Falling gasoline prices in April drove US inflation lower for a second straight month, the US government reported Thursday in Washington.

Consumer prices settled 0.4% lower in April after declining 0.2% in March. The turnaround has been abrupt given the sharp 0.7% jump in February which went down in the books as the biggest increase since June 2009. Read more

US Inflation Eases as Consumer Prices Retreat in March 2013

April 16, 2013 · Filed Under Inflation · Comment 

US inflation over the past 12 months eased as consumer prices in March retreated for the first time in four months, government data released Tuesday shows.

Cheaper gasoline and clothing brought some relief to American consumers, keeping inflation mostly in check. Prices at the pump dropped 4.4% last month compared to the 9.1% increase in the prior month. Read more

US Inflation Spikes as Consumer Prices Jump in February 2013

March 15, 2013 · Filed Under Inflation · Comment 

The American cost of living surged in February by the biggest amount in nearly four years, new inflation data from the US government shows.

Soaring gasoline prices, as expected, led increases. Consumers paid 9.1% more at the pump last month and that accounted for almost 75% of the gain in the Consumer Price Index (CPI), the government’s key measure of US Inflation. Read more

US Inflation Eases, Consumer Prices Flat in January 2013

February 21, 2013 · Filed Under Inflation · Comment 

US inflation eased a bit over the past year as consumer prices overall stayed flat in January 2013, the US government reported Thursday in Washington.

Costlier housing, vehicles, clothing and airline fares were offset by lower energy prices, a situation likely to reverse itself in February with gasoline surging in recent weeks. Read more

US Inflation Slowed in 2012, Consumer Prices Muted

January 16, 2013 · Filed Under Inflation · Comment 

US inflation slowed sharply in 2012 compared to the previous year and consumer prices remained subdued in December, the latest data from the US government reveals.

US inflation climbed 1.7% in 2012. That is nearly half of the 3.0% level logged in the previous year and the third lowest rate Read more

US Inflation Subdued as Consumer Prices Drop in November 2012

December 14, 2012 · Filed Under Inflation · 1 Comment 

US inflation declined in November for the first time in six months as sharply lower gasoline prices offered American consumers some relief, newly released data from the US government shows.

Consumer prices fell 0.3 percent in November after rising 0.1 percent in the previous month. Economists expected an easing but pegged the likely number at minus 0.2 percent. The first decline since May was mostly attributed to a 7.4 percent drop in prices at the pump, Read more

US Inflation Advances 2.2% as Consumer Prices Up 0.1% in October 2012

November 15, 2012 · Filed Under Inflation · Comment 

US inflation tamed a bit in October as higher costs in food, clothing, rent and housing offset lower energy prices, US government data showed.

Consumer prices edged up 0.1 percent in October after sharper gains of 0.6 percent during each of the prior two months. The increase was in line with many analysts’ expectations. Read more

US Inflation Rises as Gasoline Lifts Consumer Prices in September 2012

October 16, 2012 · Filed Under Inflation · Comment 

US inflation advanced in September for a second month as higher energy costs again lifted consumer prices, newly released data from the US government shows.

Consumer prices climbed 0.6 percent in September, matching the level in August that had registered as the biggest advance since mid-2009. Gains were led by higher fuel with the month’s sharpest increase of 7% tagged to gasoline prices. They are 6.8% higher than a year ago. Read more

US Inflation Surges 1.7% as Consumer Prices Rise 0.6% in August 2012

September 14, 2012 · Filed Under Inflation · Comment 

US inflation rose in August by the most in more than three years as consumers paid sharply higher fuel bills, the US government reported Friday in Washington.

Led by surging prices at the pump, consumer prices jumped 0.6 percent in August after being flat in the previous two months. The increase was the sharpest since mid-2009. Read more

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