$100 in 2000 → $139.38 in 2016

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U.S. Inflation Rate, 2000-2016 ($100)

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the dollar experienced an average inflation rate of 2.10% per year. Prices in 2016 are 39.4% higher than prices in 2000.

In other words, $100 in the year 2000 is equivalent to $139.38 in 2016, a difference of $39.38 over 16 years.

The inflation rate in 2016 was 1.26%.

Inflation from 2000 to 2016
Cumulative price change 39.38%
Average inflation rate 2.10%
Price difference ($100 base) $39.38
CPI in 2000 172.2
CPI in 2016 240.007


U.S. inflation from 1913 to 2017


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Inflation-adjusted measures

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How to calculate the inflation rate for $100, 2000 to 2016

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2016 / CPI in 2000 * 2000 USD value = 2016 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The U.S. CPI was 172.2 in the year 2000 and 240.007 in 2016:

240.007 / 172.2 * $100 = $139.38

The "purchasing power" of $100 from 2000 is $139.38 in 2016.


News headlines from 2000

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

  • Steve Ballmer becomes CEO of Microsoft after Bill Gates steps down.
  • Dot-com bubble bursts after NASDAQ Composite stock market index peaks.
  • George Bush becomes President of the U.S. in a disputed election that is eventually resolved by the Supreme Court.
  • Gisborne, New Zealand becomes the first city to enter the new millennium.

Inflation Data Source: 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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