The US Inflation Calculator measures the buying power of the dollar over time. Just enter any two dates from 1913 to 2018, 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 July 12 to adjust for inflation and calculate the cumulative inflation rate through June 2018. The Consumer Price Index (CPI) and inflation for July 2018 is scheduled for release by the U.S. Labor Department's Bureau of Labor Statistics on August 10, 2018. (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 Inflation Climbs 2.1% in 2016; Quickest Annual Rate Since 2011

United States inflation over the full year of 2016 ran at the fastest pace in five years, propelled by five straight months of cost of living increases, according to government figures released Wednesday, January 18.

Pricing gains were broad-based, but led again by rising shelter and gasoline. Continue reading US Inflation Climbs 2.1% in 2016; Quickest Annual Rate Since 2011

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