$65,000 in 1904 → $1,717,144.37 in 2017

The U.S. dollar experienced an average inflation rate of 2.94% per year between 1904 and 2017. $65,000 in the year 1904 is worth $1,717,144.37 in 2017.

The current inflation rate in 2017 is 1.88%1.


U.S. inflation chart since 1665


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News headlines from 1904

Politics and news often play an important role in economic performance.

  • Japanese troops land at Chemulpo in Korea in order to advance toward the border of Manchuria.
  • US gains control of the Panama Canal Zone for a total of $10 million.
  • The St Louis Police force use fingerprints as an investigative method for the first time.


Inflation Data Source: The Bureau of Labor Statistics' annual (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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