This US Inflation Calculator measures the buying power of the dollar over time. To use it, just enter any two dates from 1913 to 2022, an amount, and then click 'Calculate'.

Inflation Calculator

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Learn how this calculator works. The US Inflation Calculator uses the latest US government CPI data published on Sept. 13, 2022, to adjust for inflation and calculate the cumulative inflation rate through August 2022. The U.S. Labor Department's Bureau of Labor Statistics will release the Consumer Price Index (CPI) with inflation data for September on October 13, 2022. (See a chart of recent inflation rates.)


U.S. Inflation Rises 8.3% Over Last Year in August; Core Rate Firms

The yearly rate of inflation in the United States slowed some but remained hot with higher costs in August for items like groceries, shelter, clothing and medial care offsetting a double-digit drop in gasoline prices, according to U.S. government data released Tuesday, Sept. 13.

Although the annual rate of energy gains slowed sharply from the peak in June (23.8% now vs. 41.6% then), the pace of food price increases was the still quickest in over four decades. Continue reading U.S. Inflation Rises 8.3% Over Last Year in August; Core Rate Firms

Inflation Slows to 8.5% as Gas Prices Fall in July

Annual inflation in the United States slowed slightly as falling gas and energy prices in July provided Americans some relief. Still, higher food and shelter costs kept consumer prices near a four decades high, according to U.S. government data released Wednesday, Aug. 10.

While gasoline prices dropped nearly 8% last month, they are stubbornly high compared to a year ago, as are pricing hikes for food which ran the quickest since 1979. Continue reading Inflation Slows to 8.5% as Gas Prices Fall in July

U.S. Inflation Near 41-Year High as CPI Hits 9.1% in June

More widespread increases in what American consumers paid in June for goods and services drove annual inflation to a new 40-year peak — actually, nearer to a 41-year high, according to U.S. government data released Wednesday, July 13.

Energy, food and shelter prices accelerated again in June and from a year ago, as did costs for items like vehicles, clothing, and healthcare. Airline fares were one of the few items to post a decline — at least for the month. Continue reading U.S. Inflation Near 41-Year High as CPI Hits 9.1% in June

U.S. Inflation Marks Another 40-Year High As CPI Reaches 8.6% in May

The U.S. cost of living accelerated in May as Americans paid more for a broad range of goods and services, according to a government report released Friday, June 10. Higher consumer prices boosted the rate of annual inflation to its highest level in more than four decades.

Soaring food, energy and shelter prices contributed the most in driving up inflation — on a monthly and annual basis. Grocery prices saw their biggest 12-month gain in over 43 years. Inflation data shows other categories of pricing increases as well, like spiking airline fares and a return to higher vehicle prices — both new and used. Continue reading U.S. Inflation Marks Another 40-Year High As CPI Reaches 8.6% in May

U.S. Inflation Remains Near 40-Year Highs as April CPI Tops Expectations

The annual rate of inflation in the United States slowed for the first time in eight months in April, but inflation gauges remained stubbornly high and outstripped forecasts, according to government data released Wednesday, May 11.

Easing energy prices helped to reduce overall inflation from the month prior, but consumer prices are still rising rapidly and are sharply higher than a year ago. Continue reading U.S. Inflation Remains Near 40-Year Highs as April CPI Tops Expectations

U.S. Inflation Highest Since 1981 as CPI Hits 8.5% in March

Inflation again ran at its quickest annual pace in over 40 years, boosted to a new high by price increases in March for a broad range of goods and services, according to government data released Tuesday, April 12.

The annual leap was driven greatly by the soaring costs for food and gasoline, as well as a 30-year high in housing. Continue reading U.S. Inflation Highest Since 1981 as CPI Hits 8.5% in March

U.S. Inflation at 7.9% Highest Since 1982 as Prices Surge for Gas, Food and Shelter

Inflation continues to be an ongoing burden for Americans as they again had to pay a lot more last month for gasoline, food, housing and other common goods and services, according to a government report released Thursday, March 10.

Inflation over the longer haul is getting uglier as well. Prices for food and gas have soared from a year ago, contributing to an annual inflation rate that is now the biggest in just over 40 years. Continue reading U.S. Inflation at 7.9% Highest Since 1982 as Prices Surge for Gas, Food and Shelter

U.S. Inflation Rate at 7.5% Hits 40-Year High

U.S. inflation tapped in hotter than economists expected for January as Americans paid more for a broad range of goods and services, according to a government report released Thursday, Feb. 10.

Higher consumer prices last month pushed up the annual inflation rate to the highest level in four decades. Increases in food and shelter prices stood out, as did prices for energy. Continue reading U.S. Inflation Rate at 7.5% Hits 40-Year High

U.S. Inflation Rises 7% in 2021, Marking Highest Rate Since 1982

The U.S. cost of living increased solidly in December, boosting the inflation rate for 2021 to the highest level in nearly four decades, according to a government report released Wednesday, Jan. 12.

Last month gasoline prices decreased for the first time in over a half year, but prices climbed yet again for shelter, food, vehicles, health care and clothing. Across the longer haul, Americans in 2021 paid a lot more for virtually everything they bought. Continue reading U.S. Inflation Rises 7% in 2021, Marking Highest Rate Since 1982

U.S. Rate of Inflation Soars to 39-Year High as Consumer Prices Jump in November

Inflation in the United States increased further in November as American consumers paid more, again, for a broad range of goods and services, driving the annual inflation rate to its highest point in more than 39 years, according to government data released Friday, Dec. 10.

Inflation pressures have been aggravated not only by surging prices for food and energy, but also by increased costs for shelter, vehicles, clothing, and medical care. Continue reading U.S. Rate of Inflation Soars to 39-Year High as Consumer Prices Jump in November