# \$600 in 1950 → \$5,975.28 in 2016

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### U.S. Inflation Rate, 1950-2016 (\$600)

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics consumer price index, the dollar experienced an average inflation rate of 3.54% per year. Prices in 2016 are 895.9% higher than prices in 1950.

In other words, \$600 in the year 1950 is equivalent in purchasing power to \$5,975.28 in 2016, a difference of \$5,375.28 over 66 years.

The inflation rate in 2016 was 1.26%.

 Cumulative price change 895.88% Average inflation rate 3.54% Price difference (\$600 base) \$5,375.28 CPI in 1950 24.1 CPI in 2016 240.007

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### How to calculate the inflation rate for \$600, 1950 to 2016

CPI in 2016 / CPI in 1950 * 1950 USD value = 2016 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The U.S. CPI was 24.1 in the year 1950 and 240.007 in 2016:

240.007 / 24.1 * \$600 = \$5,975.28

\$600 in 1950 has the same "purchasing power" as \$5,975.28 in 2016.