$200 in 1700 → $5,909.54 in 2016

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U.S. Inflation Rate, 1700-2016 ($200)

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics consumer price index, the dollar experienced an average inflation rate of 1.08% per year. Prices in 2016 are 2854.8% higher than prices in 1700.

In other words, $200 in the year 1700 is equivalent in purchasing power to $5,909.54 in 2016, a difference of $5,709.54 over 316 years.

The inflation rate in 2016 was 1.26%.

Inflation from 1700 to 2016
Cumulative price change 2854.77%
Average inflation rate 1.08%
Price difference ($200 base) $5,709.54
CPI in 2016 240.007

U.S. inflation chart since 1665

Inflation rates for specific categories

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Inflation-adjusted measures

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News headlines from 1700

Politics and news often influence economic performance. Here's what was happening at the time:

  • Russia, Denmark-Norway and Saxony declare war against the Swedish Empire, the conflict is later known as the Great Northern War.
  • Denmark stops using the Julian calendar.
  • The Pacific Island of New Britain is discovered.

Inflation Data Source

Raw data for these calculations comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics' (CPI), established in 1913. Inflation data from 1665 to 1912 is sourced from a historical study conducted by political science professor Robert Sahr at Oregon State University.

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