The US Inflation Calculator below measures the buying power of the dollar over time. To use it, just enter any two dates from 1913 to 2020, 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. The US Inflation Calculator uses the latest US government CPI data published on June 10, 2020 to adjust for inflation and calculate the cumulative inflation rate through May 2020. The U.S. Labor Department's Bureau of Labor Statistics will release the Consumer Price Index (CPI) with inflation data for June on July 14, 2020. (See a chart of recent inflation rates.)