U.S. inflation rate in 2011: 3.16%

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U.S. Inflation Rate, 2011-2018 ($1)

The consumer price index (CPI) in 2011 was 224.939. 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 1.50% per year. Prices in 2018 are 11.0% higher than prices in 2011.

In other words, $1 in the year 2011 is equivalent in purchasing power to $1.11 in 2018, a difference of $0.11 over 7 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 2011 to 2018
Cumulative price change 11.00%
Average inflation rate 1.50%
Price difference ($1 base) $0.11
CPI in 2011 224.939
CPI in 2018 248.991

U.S. inflation from 1913 to 2017

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How to calculate the inflation rate for $1 since 2011

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2018 / CPI in 2011 * 2011 USD value = 2018 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The U.S. CPI was 224.939 in the year 2011 and 248.991 in 2018:

248.991 / 224.939 * $1 = $1.11

$1 in 2011 has the same "purchasing power" as $1.11 in 2018.

News headlines from 2011

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

  • Ben Ali, the president of Tunisia, flees to Saudi Arabia after protests known as the Jasmine Revolution.
  • Fidel Castro resigns from the central committee of Cuban Communist Party after 45 years.
  • Osama bin Laden is killed by US Special Forces in Abbottabad, Pakistan.
  • Norway, is struck by twin terror attacks: a bomb blast targeting government buildings in Oslo, and a massacre at a youth camp on Utøya island

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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