According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics consumer price index, the dollar experienced an average inflation rate of 2.06% per year. Prices in 2015 are 2514.0% higher than prices in 1855.
In other words, $1 in the year 1855 is equivalent in purchasing power to $26.14 in 2015, a difference of $25.14 over 160 years.
The inflation rate in 2015 was 0.12%.
|Cumulative price change||2514.00%|
|Average inflation rate||2.06%|
|Price difference ($1 base)||$25.14|
|CPI in 2015||237.017|
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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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