Denver, Colorado prices: $100 in 1995 $177.12 in 2018

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Prices in Denver, 1995-2018 ($100)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices in Denver, Colorado were 77.12% higher in 2018 versus 1995 (a $77.12 difference in value).

Between 1995 and 2018: Denver experienced an average inflation rate of 2.52% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, $100 in Denver in the year 1995 would cost $177.12 in 2018 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.20% during this same period, inflation in Denver was higher.

In the year 1995: Pricing changed by 4.30%, which is above the average yearly change in Denver during the 1995-2018 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 1995 (2.81%), inflation in Denver was higher.

Price Inflation in Denver, Colorado since 1984

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 2001 (4.68%), 1994 (4.42%), and 1990 (4.40%).

Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Denver, Colorado:

Year 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
CPI 104.300 107.100 107.900 110.800 113.700 115.800 120.900 125.600 130.300 135.800 141.800 147.900 153.100 158.100 161.900 166.600 173.200 181.300 184.800 186.800 187.000 190.900 197.700 202.029 209.903 208.548 212.447 220.288 224.568 230.791 237.200 239.990 246.643 254.995 261.958

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Buying power of $100 since 1995

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power in Denver, over time, for $100 beginning in 1995. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

Year USD Value Inflation Rate
1995 $100.00 4.30%
1996 $103.52 3.52%
1997 $106.90 3.27%
1998 $109.47 2.40%
1999 $112.64 2.90%
2000 $117.11 3.96%
2001 $122.58 4.68%
2002 $124.95 1.93%
2003 $126.30 1.08%
2004 $126.44 0.11%
2005 $129.07 2.09%
2006 $133.67 3.56%
2007 $136.60 2.19%
2008 $141.92 3.90%
2009 $141.01 -0.65%
2010 $143.64 1.87%
2011 $148.94 3.69%
2012 $151.84 1.94%
2013 $156.05 2.77%
2014 $160.38 2.78%
2015 $162.27 1.18%
2016 $166.76 2.77%
2017 $172.41 3.39%
2018 $177.12 2.73%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for Denver, 1995-2018

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2018 / CPI in 1995 * 1995 USD value = 2018 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Denver, Colorado was 147.900 in the year 1995 and 261.958 in 2018:

261.958 / 147.900 * $100 = $177.12

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $100 in 1995 has the same "purchasing power" as $177.12 in 2018 (in the CPI category of Denver, Colorado).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Denver, Colorado in 1984. In addition to Denver, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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