# \$5 in 1935 → \$90.46 in 2018

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### U.S. Inflation Rate, 1935-2018 (\$5)

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, \$5 in the year 1935 is equivalent in purchasing power to \$90.46 in 2018, a difference of \$85.46 over 83 years.

The current inflation rate in 2018 is 1.26%1. If this number holds, \$5 today will be equivalent to \$5.06 next year.

 Cumulative price change 1709.20% Average inflation rate 3.55% Price difference (\$5 base) \$85.46 CPI in 1935 13.7 CPI in 2018 247.867

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### How to calculate the inflation rate for \$5 since 1935

CPI in 2018 / CPI in 1935 * 1935 USD value = 2018 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The U.S. CPI was 13.7 in the year 1935 and 247.867 in 2018:

247.867 / 13.7 * \$5 = \$90.46

\$5 in 1935 has the same "purchasing power" as \$90.46 in 2018.