$1.25 in 1963 → $10.00 in 2017

The U.S. dollar experienced an average inflation rate of 3.93% per year between 1963 and 2017. $1.25 in the year 1963 is worth $10.00 in 2017, a 700.0% increase in prices.

The current inflation rate in 2017 is 1.99%1.


U.S. inflation from 1913 to 2017


Inflation rates for specific categories

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How to calculate the inflation rate since 1963

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

The "purchasing power" of $1.25 from 1963 is $10.00 in 2017.


News headlines from 1963

Politics and news often play an important role in economic performance.

  • 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: The Bureau of Labor Statistics' annual (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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