This US Inflation Calculator measures the buying power of the dollar over time. To use it, just enter any two dates from 1913 to 2021, 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 April 13, 2021 to adjust for inflation and calculate the cumulative inflation rate through March 2021. The U.S. Labor Department's Bureau of Labor Statistics will release the Consumer Price Index (CPI) with inflation data for April on May 12, 2021. (See a chart of recent inflation rates.)