$35,000 in 2019 → $27,502.55 in 2006

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$35,000 in 2019 → $27,502.55 in 2006

U.S. Inflation Rate, $35,000 in 2019 to 2006

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics consumer price index, today's prices in 2006 are 21.42% lower than average prices throughout 2019. The dollar experienced an average inflation rate of 1.87% per year during this period, meaning the real value of a dollar decreased.

In other words, $35,000 in 2019 is equivalent in purchasing power to about $27,502.55 in 2006, a difference of $-7,497.45 over 13 years.

The 2006 inflation rate was 3.23%. The current inflation rate (2018 to 2019) is now 1.75%1. If this number holds, $35,000 today will be equivalent in buying power to $35,612.42 next year. The current inflation rate page gives more detail on the latest official inflation rates.


Inflation from 2019 to 2006
Cumulative price change -21.42%
Average inflation rate 1.87%
Converted amount ($35,000 base) $27,502.55
Price difference ($35,000 base) $-7,497.45
CPI in 2019 256.558
CPI in 2006 201.600
Inflation in 2006 3.23%
Inflation in 2019 1.75%

USD Inflation since 1913
Annual Rate, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics CPI
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Buying power of $35,000 in 2006

This chart shows calculation of buying power equivalence, often referred to as "the value of a dollar" over time for $35,000 in 2006 (price index tracking began in 1635).

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, each of these USD amounts below is equal in terms of what it could buy at the time:

Year Dollar Value Inflation Rate
2006 $35,000.00 3.23%
2007 $35,996.88 2.85%
2008 $37,378.99 3.84%
2009 $37,246.01 -0.36%
2010 $37,856.94 1.64%
2011 $39,051.91 3.16%
2012 $39,860.07 2.07%
2013 $40,443.92 1.46%
2014 $41,100.00 1.62%
2015 $41,148.78 0.12%
2016 $41,667.88 1.26%
2017 $42,555.56 2.13%
2018 $43,594.94 2.44%
2019 $44,541.32 2.17%*
* Compared to previous annual rate. Not final. See inflation summary for latest 12-month trailing value.
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Inflation by Country

Inflation can also vary widely by country. For comparison, in the UK £35,000.00 in 2019 would be equivalent to £24,390.91 in 2006, an absolute change of £-10,609.09 and a cumulative change of -30.31%.

In Canada, CA$35,000.00 in 2019 would be equivalent to CA$28,703.15 in 2006, an absolute change of CA$-6,296.85 and a cumulative change of -17.99%.

Compare these numbers to the US's overall absolute change of $-7,497.45 and total percent change of -21.42%.


Inflation by Spending Category

CPI is the weighted combination of many categories of spending that are tracked by the government. This chart shows the average rate of inflation for select CPI categories between 2019 and 2006.

Compare these values to the overall average of 1.87% per year:

Category Avg Inflation (%) Total Inflation (%) $35,000 in 2006 → 2019
Food 2.16 32.06 46,219.29
Shelter 2.41 36.36 47,726.17
Energy 0.67 9.14 38,198.69
Apparel 0.30 3.95 36,381.83
New vehicles 0.54 7.19 37,517.66
Used cars and trucks -0.01 -0.14 34,949.25
Transportation services 2.66 40.70 49,246.64
Medical care services 3.25 51.53 53,037.12
Medical care commodities 2.22 33.00 46,549.71

It's important to note that not all categories may be tracked since 2019. This table and visualization use the earliest available data for each category.



How to Calculate Inflation Rate for $35,000, 2006 to 2019

This inflation calculator uses the following inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2006CPI in 2019
×
2019 USD value
=
2006 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The U.S. CPI was 256.558 in the year 2019 and 201.6 in 2006:

201.6256.558
×
$35,000
=
$27,502.55

$35,000 in 2019 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as $27,502.55 in 2006.

To get the total inflation rate for the 13 years between 2006 and 2019, we use the following formula:

CPI in 2006 - CPI in 2019CPI in 2019
×
100
=
Cumulative inflation rate (13 years)

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

201.6 - 256.558256.558
×
100
=
-21%

Alternate Measurements of Inflation

The above data describe the CPI for all items. Also of note is the Core CPI, which measures inflation for all items except for the more volatile categories of food and energy. Core inflation averaged 1.88% per year between 2019 and 2006 (vs all-CPI inflation of 1.87%), for an inflation total of 27.41%.

When using the core inflation measurement, $35,000 in 2019 is equivalent in buying power to $44,594.60 in 2006, a difference of $9,594.60. Recall that for All Items, the converted amount is $27,502.55 with a difference of $-7,497.45.

In 2019, core inflation was 2.50%.

Chained CPI is an alternative measurement that takes into account how consumers adjust spending for similar items. Chained inflation averaged 1.60% per year between 2019 and 2006, a total inflation amount of 27.41%.

According to the Chained CPI measurement, $35,000 in 2019 is equal in buying power to $43,031.29 in 2006, a difference of $8,031.29 (versus a converted amount of $27,502.55/change of $-7,497.45 for All Items).

In 2019, chained inflation was 2.90%.

Data Source & Citation

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.

You may use the following MLA citation for this page: “$35,000 in 2019 → 2006 | Inflation Calculator.” U.S. Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 16 Sep. 2019, https://www.officialdata.org/2019-dollars-in-2006?amount=35000.

Special thanks to QuickChart for providing downloadable chart images.

in2013dollars.com is a reference website maintained by the Official Data Foundation.


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Inflation from 2019 to 2006
Cumulative price change -21.42%
Average inflation rate 1.87%
Converted amount ($35,000 base) $27,502.55
Price difference ($35,000 base) $-7,497.45
CPI in 2019 256.558
CPI in 2006 201.600
Inflation in 2006 3.23%
Inflation in 2019 1.75%
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