$6 in 1789 → $153.46 in 2014

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U.S. Inflation Rate, 1789-2014 ($6)

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the dollar experienced an average inflation rate of 1.45% per year. Prices in 2014 are 2457.7% higher than prices in 1789.

In other words, $6 in the year 1789 is equivalent to $153.46 in 2014, a difference of $147.46 over 225 years.

The inflation rate in 2014 was 1.62%.

Inflation from 1789 to 2014
Cumulative price change 2457.67%
Average inflation rate 1.45%
Price difference ($6 base) $147.46
CPI in 2014 236.736


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 1789

Politics and news often play an important role in economic performance.

  • George Washington is elected President and John Adams is elected Vice-President by the first US Electoral College.
  • William Wilberforce proposes the abolition of slavery in the United Kingdom House of Commons.
  • The fall of the Bastille Prison marks the beginning of the French Revolution

Inflation Data Source: 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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