$100 in 2005 → $125.20 in 2017

The U.S. dollar experienced an average inflation rate of 1.89% per year between 2005 and 2017. $100 in the year 2005 is worth $125.20 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 2005

Start with the CPI inflation formula:

CPI in 2017 / CPI in 2005 * 2005 USD value = 2017 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The U.S. CPI was 195.3 in the year 2005 and 244.524 in 2017:

244.524 / 195.3 * $100 = $125.20

The "purchasing power" of $100 from 2005 is $125.20 in 2017.


News headlines from 2005

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

  • Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak asks Parliament to amend Article 76 and orders constitutional changes in order to allow multi-candidate presidential elections.
  • Syria's 29-year-long military domination of Lebanon ends, after it withdraws the last of its 14,000 troops under international pressure.
  • A coordinated bomb attack hits London's public transport system, during the morning rush hour, killing 52 and injuring a further 700 people.
  • Angela Merkel becomes first female Chancellor of Germany.


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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