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'.

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 October 11 to adjust for inflation and calculate the cumulative inflation rate through September 2018. The Consumer Price Index (CPI) and inflation for October 2018 is scheduled for release by the U.S. Labor Department's Bureau of Labor Statistics on November 14, 2018. (See a chart of recent inflation rates.)