$195 in 1843 → $6,163.19 in 2017

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U.S. Inflation Rate, 1843-2017 ($195)

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics consumer price index, the dollar experienced an average inflation rate of 2.00% per year. Prices in 2017 are 3060.6% higher than prices in 1843.

In other words, $195 in the year 1843 is equivalent in purchasing power to $6,163.19 in 2017, a difference of $5,968.19 over 174 years.

The inflation rate in 2017 was 1.99%.

Inflation from 1843 to 2017
Cumulative price change 3060.61%
Average inflation rate 2.00%
Price difference ($195 base) $5,968.19
CPI in 2017 244.786

U.S. inflation chart since 1665

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Inflation-adjusted measures

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News headlines from 1843

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

  • Queen Victoria appoints William Wordsworth as the new British Poet Laureate
  • Edward Kavanagh becomes the first Catholic governor in the United States.
  • Scotland's United Free Church is formed.

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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