U.S. inflation rate in 1995: 2.83%

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U.S. Inflation Rate, 1995-2018 ($1)

The consumer price index (CPI) in 1995 was 152.4. the Bureau of Labor Statistics uses this CPI value to track inflation on a monthly basis.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics consumer price index, the dollar experienced an average inflation rate of 2.15% per year. Prices in 2018 are 63.0% higher than prices in 1995.

In other words, $1 in the year 1995 is equivalent in purchasing power to $1.63 in 2018, a difference of $0.63 over 23 years.

The current inflation rate in 2018 is 1.72%1. If this number holds, $1 today will be equivalent to $1.02 next year.

Inflation from 1995 to 2018
Cumulative price change 63.00%
Average inflation rate 2.15%
Price difference ($1 base) $0.63
CPI in 1995 152.4
CPI in 2018 248.991

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How to calculate the inflation rate for $1 since 1995

Start with the inflation rate formula:

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

Then plug in historical CPI values. The U.S. CPI was 152.4 in the year 1995 and 248.991 in 2018:

248.991 / 152.4 * $1 = $1.63

$1 in 1995 has the same "purchasing power" as $1.63 in 2018.

News headlines from 1995

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

  • Bosnian Serbs massacre over 7,000 Bosnian Muslims in Srebrenica.
  • Scientists discover the Hale-Bopp Comet; which later became visible to the naked eye.
  • Signing of the Dayton Agreement in Paris in order to end conflicts between former Yugoslavian republics
  • 170 countries agree to the unconditional and indefinite extending of the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty.
  • Austria, Finland and Sweden accede to the European Union.

Inflation Data Source

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.

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