Between 1965 and 2013, the U.S. experienced inflation at an average rate of 4.26% per year.
The inflation rate in 2013 was 1.46%.
The Bureau of Labor Statistic's annual
Consumer Price Index
(CPI), which was 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.