According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the dollar experienced an average inflation rate of 2.31% per year. Prices in 2017 are 2173.4% higher than prices in 1880.
In other words, $200 in the year 1880 is equivalent to $4,546.84 in 2017, a difference of $4,346.84 over 137 years.
|Cumulative price change||2173.42%|
|Average inflation rate||2.31%|
|Price difference ($200 base)||$4,346.84|
|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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