$100 in 2011 → $108.82 in 2017

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U.S. Inflation Rate, 2011-2017 ($100)

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.

The current inflation rate in 2017 is 1.99%1. If this number holds, $100 today will be equivalent to $101.99 next year.


U.S. inflation from 1913 to 2017


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How to calculate the inflation rate for $100 since 2011

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2017 / CPI in 2011 * 2011 USD value = 2017 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The U.S. CPI was 224.939 in the year 2011 and 244.786 in 2017:

244.786 / 224.939 * $100 = $108.82

The "purchasing power" of $100 from 2011 is $108.82 in 2017.


News headlines from 2011

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

  • Ben Ali, the president of Tunisia, flees to Saudi Arabia after protests known as the Jasmine Revolution.
  • Fidel Castro resigns from the central committee of Cuban Communist Party after 45 years.
  • Osama bin Laden is killed by US Special Forces in Abbottabad, Pakistan.
  • Norway, is struck by twin terror attacks: a bomb blast targeting government buildings in Oslo, and a massacre at a youth camp on Utøya island

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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