# \$20 in 1995 → \$32.12 in 2017

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### U.S. Inflation Rate, 1995-2017 (\$20)

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics consumer price index, the dollar experienced an average inflation rate of 2.18% per year. Prices in 2017 are 60.6% higher than prices in 1995.

In other words, \$20 in the year 1995 is equivalent in purchasing power to \$32.12 in 2017, a difference of \$12.12 over 22 years.

The inflation rate in 2017 was 1.99%.

 Cumulative price change 60.60% Average inflation rate 2.18% Price difference (\$20 base) \$12.12 CPI in 1995 152.4 CPI in 2017 244.786

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### How to calculate the inflation rate for \$20, 1995 to 2017

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 244.786 in 2017:

244.786 / 152.4 * \$20 = \$32.12

\$20 in 1995 has the same "purchasing power" as \$32.12 in 2017.

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

• 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

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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