# \$24,000 in 1980 → \$71,296.89 in 2017

## Inflation Calculator

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### U.S. Inflation Rate, 1980-2017 (\$24,000)

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the dollar experienced an average inflation rate of 2.99% per year. Prices in 2017 are 197.1% higher than prices in 1980.

In other words, \$24,000 in the year 1980 is equivalent to \$71,296.89 in 2017, a difference of \$47,296.89 over 37 years.

The current inflation rate in 2017 is 1.99%1. If this number holds, \$24,000 today will be equivalent to \$24,477.89 next year.

 Cumulative price change 197.07% Average inflation rate 2.99% Price difference (\$24,000 base) \$47,296.89 CPI in 1980 82.4 CPI in 2017 244.786

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### How to calculate the inflation rate for \$24,000 since 1980

CPI in 2017 / CPI in 1980 * 1980 USD value = 2017 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The U.S. CPI was 82.4 in the year 1980 and 244.786 in 2017:

244.786 / 82.4 * \$24,000 = \$71,296.89

\$24,000 in 1980 has the same "purchasing power" as \$71,296.89 in 2017.

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

• Princess Victoria is crowned Princess of Sweden.
• Iranian protesters storm the Russian embassy in Iran.
• Abdou Diouf is elected president of Senegal after being Prime Minister for ten years.
• Cable News Network (CNN) is transmitted for the first time.
• Saddam Hussein, President of Iraq, declares a holy war on Iran.

### 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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