According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the dollar experienced an average inflation rate of 1.77% per year. Prices in 2017 are 1339.8% higher than prices in 1865.
In other words, $100 in the year 1865 is equivalent to $1,439.83 in 2017, a difference of $1,339.83 over 152 years.
|Cumulative price change||1339.83%|
|Average inflation rate||1.77%|
|Price difference ($100 base)||$1,339.83|
|CPI in 2017||244.786|
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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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