\$200,000 in 1915 → \$4,908,257.43 in 2018

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U.S. Inflation Rate, 1915-2018 (\$200,000)

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, \$200,000 in the year 1915 is equivalent in purchasing power to \$4,908,257.43 in 2018, a difference of \$4,708,257.43 over 103 years.

The current inflation rate in 2018 is 1.26%1. If this number holds, \$200,000 today will be equivalent to \$202,517.30 next year.

 Cumulative price change 2354.13% Average inflation rate 3.16% Price difference (\$200,000 base) \$4,708,257.43 CPI in 1915 10.1 CPI in 2018 247.867

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How to calculate the inflation rate for \$200,000 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 * \$200,000 = \$4,908,257.43

\$200,000 in 1915 has the same "purchasing power" as \$4,908,257.43 in 2018.