# \$2,200 in 2019 → \$462.96 in 1975

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### U.S. Inflation Rate, \$2,200 from 2019 to 1975

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics consumer price index, prices in 1975 are 78.96% lower than average prices since 2019. The U.S. dollar experienced an average inflation rate of 3.61% per year during this period, meaning the real value of a dollar decreased.

In other words, \$2,200 in 2019 is equivalent in purchasing power to about \$462.96 in 1975, a difference of \$-1,737.04 over 44 years.

The 1975 inflation rate was 9.13%. The inflation rate in 2019 was 1.76%. The 2019 inflation rate is higher compared to the average inflation rate of 0.90% per year between 2019 and 2020.

 Cumulative price change -78.96% Average inflation rate 3.61% Converted amount (\$2,200 base) \$462.96 Price difference (\$2,200 base) \$-1,737.04 CPI in 2019 255.658 CPI in 1975 53.800 Inflation in 1975 9.13% Inflation in 2019 1.76%

USD Inflation since 1913
Annual Rate, the Bureau of Labor Statistics CPI

### Buying power of \$2,200 in 1975

This chart shows a calculation of buying power equivalence for \$2,200 in 1975 (price index tracking began in 1635).

For example, if you started with \$2,200, you would need to end with \$462.96 in order to "adjust" for inflation (sometimes refered to as "beating inflation").

When \$2,200 is equivalent to \$462.96 over time, that means that the "real value" of a single U.S. dollar decreases over time. In other words, a dollar will pay for fewer items at the store.

This effect explains how inflation erodes the value of a dollar over time. By calculating the value in 1975 dollars, the chart below shows how \$2,200 buys less over the past 44 years.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, each of these USD amounts below is equal in terms of what it could buy at the time:

Year Dollar Value Inflation Rate
1975 \$2,200.00 9.13%
1976 \$2,326.77 5.76%
1977 \$2,478.07 6.50%
1978 \$2,666.17 7.59%
1979 \$2,968.77 11.35%
1980 \$3,369.52 13.50%
1981 \$3,717.10 10.32%
1982 \$3,946.10 6.16%
1983 \$4,072.86 3.21%
1984 \$4,248.70 4.32%
1985 \$4,400.00 3.56%
1986 \$4,481.78 1.86%
1987 \$4,645.35 3.65%
1988 \$4,837.55 4.14%
1989 \$5,070.63 4.82%
1990 \$5,344.61 5.40%
1991 \$5,569.52 4.21%
1992 \$5,737.17 3.01%
1993 \$5,908.92 2.99%
1994 \$6,060.22 2.56%
1995 \$6,231.97 2.83%
1996 \$6,415.99 2.95%
1997 \$6,563.20 2.29%
1998 \$6,665.43 1.56%
1999 \$6,812.64 2.21%
2000 \$7,041.64 3.36%
2001 \$7,242.01 2.85%
2002 \$7,356.51 1.58%
2003 \$7,524.16 2.28%
2004 \$7,724.54 2.66%
2005 \$7,986.25 3.39%
2006 \$8,243.87 3.23%
2007 \$8,478.67 2.85%
2008 \$8,804.21 3.84%
2009 \$8,772.89 -0.36%
2010 \$8,916.79 1.64%
2011 \$9,198.25 3.16%
2012 \$9,388.60 2.07%
2013 \$9,526.12 1.46%
2014 \$9,680.65 1.62%
2015 \$9,692.14 0.12%
2016 \$9,814.41 1.26%
2017 \$10,023.49 2.13%
2018 \$10,273.35 2.49%
2019 \$10,454.40 1.76%
2020 \$10,549.00 0.90%*
* Compared to previous annual rate. Not final. See inflation summary for latest 12-month trailing value.
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### Inflation by City

Inflation can vary widely by city, even within the United States. Here's how some cities fared in 2019 to 1975 (figures shown are purchasing power equivalents of \$2,200):

San Francisco, California experienced the highest rate of inflation during the 44 years between 1975 and 2019 (4.05%).

Detroit, Michigan experienced the lowest rate of inflation during the 44 years between 1975 and 2019 (3.41%).

Note that some locations showing 0% inflation may have not yet reported latest data.

### Inflation by Country

Inflation can also vary widely by country. For comparison, in the UK £2,200.00 in 2019 would be equivalent to £264.45 in 1975, an absolute change of £-1,935.55 and a cumulative change of -87.98%.

In Canada, CA\$2,200.00 in 2019 would be equivalent to CA\$498.05 in 1975, an absolute change of CA\$-1,701.95 and a cumulative change of -77.36%.

Compare these numbers to the US's overall absolute change of \$-1,737.04 and total percent change of -78.96%.

### Inflation by Spending Category

CPI is the weighted combination of many categories of spending that are tracked by the government. This chart shows the average rate of inflation for select CPI categories between 2019 and 1975.

Compare these values to the overall average of 3.61% per year:

Category Avg Inflation (%) Total Inflation (%) \$2,200 in 1975 → 2019
Food and beverages 3.36 328.66 9,430.49
Housing 3.84 425.25 11,555.43
Apparel 1.23 71.05 3,763.13
Transportation 3.31 319.30 9,224.55
Medical care 5.49 949.49 23,088.76
Recreation 1.10 61.56 3,554.41
Education and communication 1.85 123.95 4,926.90
Other goods and services 4.95 736.61 18,405.35

The graph below compares inflation in categories of goods over time. Click on a category such as "Food" to toggle it on or off:

For all these visualizations, it's important to note that not all categories may have been tracked since 2019. This table and charts use the earliest available data for each category.

### How to Calculate Inflation Rate for \$2,200, 1975 to 2019

This inflation calculator uses the following inflation rate formula:

CPI in 1975CPI in 2019
×
2019 USD value
=
1975 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The U.S. CPI was 255.6575 in the year 2019 and 53.8 in 1975:

53.8255.6575
×
\$2,200
=
\$462.96

\$2,200 in 2019 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as \$462.96 in 1975.

To get the total inflation rate for the 44 years between 1975 and 2019, we use the following formula:

CPI in 1975 - CPI in 2019CPI in 2019
×
100
=
Cumulative inflation rate (44 years)

Plugging in the values to this equation, we get:

53.8 - 255.6575255.6575
×
100
=
-79%

### Alternate Measurements of Inflation

The above data describe the CPI for all items. Also of note is the Core CPI, which measures inflation for all items except for the more volatile categories of food and energy. Core inflation averaged 3.67% per year between 2019 and 1975 (vs all-CPI inflation of 3.61%), for an inflation total of 388.40%.

When using the core inflation measurement, \$2,200 in 2019 is equivalent in buying power to \$10,744.83 in 1975, a difference of \$8,544.83. Recall that for All Items, the converted amount is \$462.96 with a difference of \$-1,737.04.

In 2019, core inflation was 9.21%.

### Data Source & Citation

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.

You may use the following MLA citation for this page: “\$2,200 in 2019 → 1975 | Inflation Calculator.” Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 29 Feb. 2020, https://www.officialdata.org/2019-dollars-in-1975?amount=2200.

Special thanks to QuickChart for providing downloadable chart images.

in2013dollars.com is a reference website maintained by the Official Data Foundation.

#### About the author

Ian Webster is an engineer and data expert based in San Mateo, California. He has worked for Google, NASA, and consulted for governments around the world on data pipelines and data analysis. Disappointed by the lack of clear resources on the impacts of inflation on economic indicators, Ian believes this website serves as a valuable public tool. Ian earned his degree in Computer Science from Dartmouth College.

 Cumulative price change -78.96% Average inflation rate 3.61% Converted amount (\$2,200 base) \$462.96 Price difference (\$2,200 base) \$-1,737.04 CPI in 2019 255.658 CPI in 1975 53.800 Inflation in 1975 9.13% Inflation in 2019 1.76%