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, $300 in the year 1925 is equivalent in purchasing power to $4,249.15 in 2018, a difference of $3,949.15 over 93 years.

The
current inflation rate
in 2018 is 1.26%^{1}. If this number holds, $300 today will be equivalent to $303.78 next year.

Cumulative price change | 1316.38% |

Average inflation rate | 2.89% |

Price difference ($300 base) | $3,949.15 |

CPI in 1925 | 17.5 |

CPI in 2018 | 247.867 |

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 * $300 =

$300 in 1925 has the same "purchasing power" as $4,249.15 in 2018.

Politics and news often influence economic performance. Here's what was happening at the time:

- Mein Kampf is published by Adolf Hitler.
- The Ku Klux Klan's first national march takes place in Washington.
- The last Qajar Shah of Iran is deposed with Reza Shah Pahlavi taking over.
- Scopes monkey trial ends in Dayton, Tennessee, finding John T. Scopes guilty of teaching evolution.

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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