The U.S. dollar experienced an average inflation rate of 2.59% per year between 1890 and 2017. $5 in the year 1890 is worth $128.96 in 2017.
The current inflation rate in 2017 is 1.50%1.
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.