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, $50 in the year 1915 is equivalent in purchasing power to $1,227.06 in 2018, a difference of $1,177.06 over 103 years.
|Cumulative price change||2354.12%|
|Average inflation rate||3.16%|
|Price difference ($50 base)||$1,177.06|
|CPI in 1915||10.1|
|CPI in 2018||247.867|
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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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