$1.25 in 1963 → $10.00 in 2017

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U.S. Inflation Rate, 1963-2017 ($1.25)

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics consumer price index, the dollar experienced an average inflation rate of 3.93% per year. Prices in 2017 are 700.0% higher than prices in 1963.

In other words, $1.25 in the year 1963 is equivalent in purchasing power to $10.00 in 2017, a difference of $8.75 over 54 years.

The inflation rate in 2017 was 1.99%.

Inflation from 1963 to 2017
Cumulative price change 700.00%
Average inflation rate 3.93%
Price difference ($1.25 base) $8.75
CPI in 1963 30.6
CPI in 2017 244.786


U.S. inflation from 1913 to 2017


Inflation rates for specific categories

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Inflation-adjusted measures

S&P 500 price · S&P 500 earnings · Shiller P/E

How to calculate the inflation rate for $1.25, 1963 to 2017

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2017 / CPI in 1963 * 1963 USD value = 2017 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The U.S. CPI was 30.6 in the year 1963 and 244.786 in 2017:

244.786 / 30.6 * $1.25 = $10.00

$1.25 in 1963 has the same "purchasing power" as $10.00 in 2017.


News headlines from 1963

Politics and news often influence economic performance. Here's what was happening at the time:

  • Iran is besieged and Ayatollah Khomeini is arrested.
  • President John F. Kennedy says segregation is morally wrong and appeals for action.
  • Sarawak is granted independence from British colonial rule.
  • The "I have a dream" speech is delivered by Martin Luther King Jr addressing civil rights march in Washington.
  • John F. Kennedy is assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas.

Inflation Data Source

Raw data for these calculations comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics' (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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