# \$10 in 1915 → \$245.41 in 2018

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### U.S. Inflation Rate, 1915-2018 (\$10)

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics consumer price index, the dollar experienced an average inflation rate of 3.16% per year. Prices in 2018 are 2354.1% higher than prices in 1915.

In other words, \$10 in the year 1915 is equivalent in purchasing power to \$245.41 in 2018, a difference of \$235.41 over 103 years.

The current inflation rate in 2018 is 1.26%1. If this number holds, \$10 today will be equivalent to \$10.13 next year.

 Cumulative price change 2354.10% Average inflation rate 3.16% Price difference (\$10 base) \$235.41 CPI in 1915 10.1 CPI in 2018 247.867

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### How to calculate the inflation rate for \$10 since 1915

CPI in 2018 / CPI in 1915 * 1915 USD value = 2018 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The U.S. CPI was 10.1 in the year 1915 and 247.867 in 2018:

247.867 / 10.1 * \$10 = \$245.41

\$10 in 1915 has the same "purchasing power" as \$245.41 in 2018.