$100 in 1830 → $2,491.28 in 2016

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U.S. Inflation Rate, 1830-2016 ($100)

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics consumer price index, the dollar experienced an average inflation rate of 1.74% per year. Prices in 2016 are 2391.3% higher than prices in 1830.

In other words, $100 in the year 1830 is equivalent in purchasing power to $2,491.28 in 2016, a difference of $2,391.28 over 186 years.

The inflation rate in 2016 was 1.26%.

Inflation from 1830 to 2016
Cumulative price change 2391.28%
Average inflation rate 1.74%
Price difference ($100 base) $2,391.28
CPI in 2016 240.007


U.S. inflation chart since 1665


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News headlines from 1830

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

  • The Republic of Ecuador is founded.,Juan Jose Flores is its first president.
  • U.S. Congress authorizes the mass removal of native Indians from the eastern states to the western prairie.
  • France begins colonization in Algeria.
  • The US Railroad opens its first station in Baltimore

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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