According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the dollar experienced an average inflation rate of 3.58% per year. Prices in 2017 are 1687.0% higher than prices in 1935.
In other words, $1 in the year 1935 is equivalent to $17.87 in 2017, a difference of $16.87 over 82 years.
Politics and news often play an important role in economic performance.
Inflation Data Source: 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.