U.S. inflation rate in 1906: 2.27%

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Inflation in 1906 and Its Effect on Dollar Value

Purchasing power decreased by 2.27% in 1906 compared to the previous year, 1905. On average, you would have to spend 2.27% more money in 1906 than in 1905 for the same item.

In other words, $100 in 1905 is equivalent in purchasing power to $102.27 in 1906.

The 1905 inflation rate was -1.12%. The inflation rate in 1906 was 2.27%. The 1906 inflation rate is lower compared to the average inflation rate of 3.02% per year between 1906 and 2018.

Inflation rate is calculated by change in the consumer price index (CPI). The CPI in 1906 was 9. It was 8.8 in the previous year, 1905. The difference in CPI between the years is used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics to officially determine inflation.


Inflation from 1905 to 1906
Average inflation rate 2.27%
Converted amount ($100 base) $102.27
Price difference ($100 base) $2.27
CPI in 1905 8.8
CPI in 1906 9
Inflation in 1905 -1.12%
Inflation in 1906 2.27%


U.S. inflation chart since 1665


Inflation by Country

Inflation can also vary widely by country. For comparison, in the UK £100.00 in 1905 would be equivalent to £100.00 in 1906, an absolute change of £0.00 and a cumulative change of 0.00%.

Compare these numbers to the US's overall absolute change of $2.27 and total percent change of 2.27%.


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 1905 and 1906.

Compare these values to the overall average of 2.2727272727272707% per year:

Category Avg Inflation (%) Total Inflation (%) $100 in 1905 → 1906
Food 0.00 0.00 100.00
Shelter 0.00 0.00 100.00
Energy 0.00 0.00 100.00
Apparel 0.00 0.00 100.00
New vehicles 0.00 0.00 100.00
Used cars and trucks 0.00 0.00 100.00
Transportation services 0.00 0.00 100.00
Medical care services 0.00 0.00 100.00
Medical care commodities 0.00 0.00 100.00

It's important to note that not all categories may be tracked since 1905. This table and visualization use the earliest available data for each category.



How to Calculate Inflation Rate for $100, 1905 to 1906

This inflation calculator uses the following inflation rate formula:

CPI in 1906CPI in 1905
×
1905 USD value
=
1906 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The U.S. CPI was 8.8 in the year 1905 and 9 in 1906:

98.8
×
$100
=
$102.27

$100 in 1905 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as $102.27 in 1906.

To get the total inflation rate for the 1 years between 1905 and 1906, we use the following formula:

CPI in 1906 - CPI in 1905CPI in 1905
×
100
=
Cumulative inflation rate (1 years)

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

9 - 8.88.8
×
100
=
2%

News headlines from 1905

Politics and news often influence economic performance. Here's what was happening at the time:

  • The Industrial Workers of the World is formed. It is an American anarcho-syndicalist union.
  • Bloody Sunday in Russia: troops fire and kill protesters, mostly workers, marching to the Winter Palace in order to hand a petition to the Tsar.
  • Potemkin's arrival at Odessa leads to sailors joining civilians in the '1905 Revolution’.

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: “Inflation Rate in 1906 | Inflation Calculator.” U.S. Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 16 Aug. 2018, https://www.officialdata.org/inflation-rate-in-1906.

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


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