# \$1 in 1935 → \$17.87 in 2017

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### U.S. Inflation Rate, 1935-2017 (\$1)

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics consumer price index, 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 in purchasing power to \$17.87 in 2017, a difference of \$16.87 over 82 years.

The inflation rate in 2017 was 1.99%.

 Cumulative price change 1687.00% Average inflation rate 3.58% Price difference (\$1 base) \$16.87 CPI in 1935 13.7 CPI in 2017 244.786

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### How to calculate the inflation rate for \$1, 1935 to 2017

CPI in 2017 / CPI in 1935 * 1935 USD value = 2017 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The U.S. CPI was 13.7 in the year 1935 and 244.786 in 2017:

244.786 / 13.7 * \$1 = \$17.87

\$1 in 1935 has the same "purchasing power" as \$17.87 in 2017.