According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics consumer price index, the dollar experienced an average inflation rate of 2.48% per year. Prices in 2016 are 93.6% higher than prices in 1989.
In other words, $3.90 in the year 1989 is equivalent in purchasing power to $7.55 in 2016, a difference of $3.65 over 27 years.
The inflation rate in 2016 was 1.26%.
|Cumulative price change||93.59%|
|Average inflation rate||2.48%|
|Price difference ($3.90 base)||$3.65|
|CPI in 1989||124|
|CPI in 2016||240.007|
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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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