According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics consumer price index, the dollar experienced an average inflation rate of 1.42% per year. Prices in 2017 are 2440.9% higher than prices in 1787.
In other words, $30 in the year 1787 is equivalent in purchasing power to $762.26 in 2017, a difference of $732.26 over 230 years.
The inflation rate in 2017 was 1.99%.
|Cumulative price change||2440.87%|
|Average inflation rate||1.42%|
|Price difference ($30 base)||$732.26|
|CPI in 2017||244.786|
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Raw data for these calculations comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Consumer Price Index (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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