The U.S. dollar experienced an average inflation rate of 2.60% per year between 1890 and 2016. $1 in the year 1890 is worth $25.41 in 2016, a 2441.0% increase in prices.
The inflation rate in 2016 was 1.26%.
Politics and news often play an important role in economic performance.
Inflation Data Source: The Bureau of Labor Statistics' annual 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.