U.S. inflation rate in 2017: 1.88%

Inflation Prediction Calculator


The consumer price index (CPI) in 2017 is 244.524. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics uses this CPI value to track inflation on a monthly basis.

$1 in the year 2017 is predicted to be worth $1.02 in 2018.

This calculation is based on future inflation assumption of 1.88% per year. Use the calculator on the left to change this prediction. Or, use the annual inflation rate calculator to view inflation in the past.

Below is a graph of inflation to date:

U.S. inflation from 1913 to 2017

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Inflation Data Source: The Bureau of Labor Statistics' annual (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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