According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics consumer price index, the dollar experienced an average inflation rate of 3.55% per year. Prices in 2018 are 1709.2% higher than prices in 1935.
In other words, $4,000 in the year 1935 is equivalent in purchasing power to $72,369.93 in 2018, a difference of $68,369.93 over 83 years.
|Cumulative price change||1709.25%|
|Average inflation rate||3.55%|
|Price difference ($4,000 base)||$68,369.93|
|CPI in 1935||13.7|
|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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