$7,200,000 in 1867 → $110,170,718.80 in 2015

U.S. Inflation Rate, 1867-2015 ($7,200,000)

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics consumer price index, the dollar experienced an average inflation rate of 1.86% per year. Prices in 2015 are 1430.1% higher than prices in 1867.

In other words, $7,200,000 in the year 1867 is equivalent in purchasing power to $110,170,718.80 in 2015, a difference of $102,970,718.80 over 148 years.

The inflation rate in 2015 was 0.12%.

Inflation from 1867 to 2015
Cumulative price change 1430.15%
Average inflation rate 1.86%
Price difference ($7,200,000 base) $102,970,718.80
CPI in 2015 237.017


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 1867

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

  • The House of Commons passes the British North America Act, which later serves as Canada's constitution.
  • Joseph Lister, publishes an article in The Lancet, outlining the discovery of antiseptic surgery.
  • Russia sells Alaska to the United States for total of $7,200,000, or 2 cents/acre.
  • Karl Marx Publishes ‘Das Kapital’.

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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