U.S. inflation rate in 2015: 0.12%

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U.S. Inflation Rate, 2015-2017 ($1)

The consumer price index (CPI) in 2015 was 237.017. 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 1.49% per year. Prices in 2017 are 3.0% higher than prices in 2015.

In other words, $1 in the year 2015 is equivalent to $1.03 in 2017, a difference of $0.03 over 2 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 2015 to 2017
Cumulative price change 3.00%
Average inflation rate 1.49%
Price difference ($1 base) $0.03
CPI in 2015 237.017
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 2015

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2017 / CPI in 2015 * 2015 USD value = 2017 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The U.S. CPI was 237.017 in the year 2015 and 244.786 in 2017:

244.786 / 237.017 * $1 = $1.03

$1 in 2015 has the same "purchasing power" as $1.03 in 2017.


News headlines from 2015

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

  • Barack Obama and Raul Castro, hold the first meeting between Cuban and American leaders since the Cuban Revolution.
  • The population of India reaches 1 billion (officially). The billionth baby was named Astha Arora.
  • Donald Trump announces his intention to join the US presidential campaign.
  • China brings an end to its one child policy, 35 years after it was first introduced.

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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