According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics consumer price index, the dollar experienced an average inflation rate of 2.59% per year. Prices in 2018 are 2536.0% higher than prices in 1890.
In other words, $0.25 in the year 1890 is equivalent in purchasing power to $6.59 in 2018, a difference of $6.34 over 128 years.
|Cumulative price change||2536.00%|
|Average inflation rate||2.59%|
|Price difference ($0.25 base)||$6.34|
|CPI in 2018||248.991|
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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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