# \$12,000 in 1925 → \$169,965.94 in 2018

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### U.S. Inflation Rate, 1925-2018 (\$12,000)

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics consumer price index, the dollar experienced an average inflation rate of 2.89% per year. Prices in 2018 are 1316.4% higher than prices in 1925.

In other words, \$12,000 in the year 1925 is equivalent in purchasing power to \$169,965.94 in 2018, a difference of \$157,965.94 over 93 years.

The current inflation rate in 2018 is 1.26%1. If this number holds, \$12,000 today will be equivalent to \$12,151.04 next year.

 Cumulative price change 1316.38% Average inflation rate 2.89% Price difference (\$12,000 base) \$157,965.94 CPI in 1925 17.5 CPI in 2018 247.867

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### How to calculate the inflation rate for \$12,000 since 1925

CPI in 2018 / CPI in 1925 * 1925 USD value = 2018 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The U.S. CPI was 17.5 in the year 1925 and 247.867 in 2018:

247.867 / 17.5 * \$12,000 = \$169,965.94

\$12,000 in 1925 has the same "purchasing power" as \$169,965.94 in 2018.