U.S. inflation rate in 2013: 1.46%

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U.S. Inflation Rate, 2013-2017 ($1)

The consumer price index (CPI) in 2013 was 232.957. 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 1.23% per year. Prices in 2017 are 5.0% higher than prices in 2013.

In other words, $1 in the year 2013 is equivalent to $1.05 in 2017, a difference of $0.05 over 4 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 2013 to 2017
Cumulative price change 5.00%
Average inflation rate 1.23%
Price difference ($1 base) $0.05
CPI in 2013 232.957
CPI in 2017 244.786


U.S. inflation from 1913 to 2017


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How to calculate the inflation rate for $1 since 2013

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2017 / CPI in 2013 * 2013 USD value = 2017 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The U.S. CPI was 232.957 in the year 2013 and 244.786 in 2017:

244.786 / 232.957 * $1 = $1.05

$1 in 2013 has the same "purchasing power" as $1.05 in 2017.


News headlines from 2013

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

  • 100,000 people march in Dhaka demanding justice for the atrocities committed during the Bangladesh Liberation War.
  • Pope Benedict XVI resigns, becoming the first pope to do so since 1415.
  • Two explosions near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, kill 3 and injure 183 people,
  • Xi Jinping becomes President of the People's Republic of China.

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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