According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the dollar experienced an average inflation rate of 1.42% per year. Prices in 2017 are 8.8% higher than prices in 2011.
In other words, $100 in the year 2011 is equivalent to $108.82 in 2017, a difference of $8.82 over 6 years.
Politics and news often play an important role in economic performance.
Inflation Data Source: 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.