$200 in 1880 → $4,546.84 in 2017

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U.S. Inflation Rate, 1880-2017 ($200)

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.

The current inflation rate in 2017 is 1.99%1. If this number holds, $200 today will be equivalent to $203.98 next year.

Inflation from 1880 to 2017
Cumulative price change 2173.42%
Average inflation rate 2.31%
Price difference ($200 base) $4,346.84
CPI in 2017 244.786


U.S. inflation chart since 1665


Inflation rates for specific categories

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Inflation-adjusted measures

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News headlines from 1880

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

  • Construction begins on the Panama Canal.
  • The United States constructs its first dedicated sewage system in Memphis, Tennessee.
  • The Salvation Army is formed in London.

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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