According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics consumer price index, the dollar experienced an average inflation rate of 3.54% per year. Prices in 2015 are 794.5% higher than prices in 1952.
In other words, $2 in the year 1952 is equivalent in purchasing power to $17.89 in 2015, a difference of $15.89 over 63 years.
The inflation rate in 2015 was 0.12%.
|Cumulative price change||794.50%|
|Average inflation rate||3.54%|
|Price difference ($2 base)||$15.89|
|CPI in 1952||26.5|
|CPI in 2015||237.017|
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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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