U.S. inflation rate in 2000: 3.36%

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U.S. Inflation Rate, 2000-2017 ($1)

The consumer price index (CPI) in 2000 was 172.2. the Bureau of Labor Statistics uses this CPI value to track inflation on a monthly basis.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the dollar experienced an average inflation rate of 2.08% per year. Prices in 2017 are 42.0% higher than prices in 2000.

In other words, $1 in the year 2000 is equivalent to $1.42 in 2017, a difference of $0.42 over 17 years.

The current inflation rate in 2017 is 1.99%1. If this number holds, $1 today will be equivalent to $1.02 next year.

Inflation from 2000 to 2017
Cumulative price change 42.00%
Average inflation rate 2.08%
Price difference ($1 base) $0.42
CPI in 2000 172.2
CPI in 2017 244.786


U.S. inflation from 1913 to 2017


Inflation rates for specific categories

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Inflation-adjusted measures

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How to calculate the inflation rate for $1 since 2000

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2017 / CPI in 2000 * 2000 USD value = 2017 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The U.S. CPI was 172.2 in the year 2000 and 244.786 in 2017:

244.786 / 172.2 * $1 = $1.42

The "purchasing power" of $1 from 2000 is $1.42 in 2017.


News headlines from 2000

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

  • Steve Ballmer becomes CEO of Microsoft after Bill Gates steps down.
  • Dot-com bubble bursts after NASDAQ Composite stock market index peaks.
  • George Bush becomes President of the U.S. in a disputed election that is eventually resolved by the Supreme Court.
  • Gisborne, New Zealand becomes the first city to enter the new millennium.

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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