$4,000 in 1819 → $74,048.55 in 2017

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U.S. Inflation Rate, 1819-2017 ($4,000)

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics consumer price index, the dollar experienced an average inflation rate of 1.48% per year. Prices in 2017 are 1751.2% higher than prices in 1819.

In other words, $4,000 in the year 1819 is equivalent in purchasing power to $74,048.55 in 2017, a difference of $70,048.55 over 198 years.

The inflation rate in 2017 was 1.99%.

Inflation from 1819 to 2017
Cumulative price change 1751.21%
Average inflation rate 1.48%
Price difference ($4,000 base) $70,048.55
CPI in 2017 244.786


U.S. inflation chart since 1665


Inflation rates for specific categories

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Inflation-adjusted measures

S&P 500 price · S&P 500 earnings · Shiller P/E

News headlines from 1819

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

  • Sir Stamford Raffles arrives in Singapore
  • Singapore is turned into a British trading port by Sir Stamford Raffles.
  • Introduction of the first bicycles, known as "swift walkers", in New York

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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