$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, 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 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

Alcoholic beverages · Bread · New cars · More

Inflation-adjusted measures

S&P 500 price · S&P 500 earnings · Shiller P/E

News headlines from 1867

Politics and news often play an important role in economic performance.

  • 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: 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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