$100 in 1995 → $160.45 in 2017

The U.S. dollar experienced an average inflation rate of 2.17% per year between 1995 and 2017. $100 in the year 1995 is worth $160.45 in 2017.

The current inflation rate in 2017 is 1.88%1.


U.S. inflation from 1913 to 2017


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How to calculate the inflation rate since 1995

Start with the CPI inflation formula:

CPI in 2017 / CPI in 1995 * 1995 USD value = 2017 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The U.S. CPI was 152.4 in the year 1995 and 244.524 in 2017:

244.524 / 152.4 * $100 = $160.45

The "purchasing power" of $100 from 1995 is $160.45 in 2017.


News headlines from 1995

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

  • Bosnian Serbs massacre over 7,000 Bosnian Muslims in Srebrenica.
  • Scientists discover the Hale-Bopp Comet; which later became visible to the naked eye.
  • Signing of the Dayton Agreement in Paris in order to end conflicts between former Yugoslavian republics
  • 170 countries agree to the unconditional and indefinite extending of the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty.
  • Austria, Finland and Sweden accede to the European Union.


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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