Dallas, Texas prices: $1 in 1986 $2.45 in 2022

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Prices in Dallas, 1986-2022 ($1)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas are 145.24% higher in 2022 versus 1986 (a $1.45 difference in value).

Between 1986 and 2022: Dallas experienced an average inflation rate of 2.52% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, $1 in Dallas in the year 1986 would cost $2.45 in 2022 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.73% during this same period, inflation in Dallas was lower.

In the year 1986: Pricing changed by 1.75%, which is below the average yearly change in Dallas during the 1986-2022 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 1986 (1.90%), inflation in Dallas was lower.

Price Inflation in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas since 1963

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 1980 (16.95%), 1979 (12.42%), and 1981 (11.74%).

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Buying power of $1.00 since 1986

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power in Dallas, over time, for $1 beginning in 1986. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

YearUSD ValueInflation Rate
1986$1.001.75%
1987$1.022.49%
1988$1.052.91%
1989$1.092.99%
1990$1.144.52%
1991$1.194.68%
1992$1.222.42%
1993$1.252.50%
1994$1.282.83%
1995$1.322.61%
1996$1.352.74%
1997$1.381.78%
1998$1.401.42%
1999$1.442.82%
2000$1.504.20%
2001$1.553.53%
2002$1.571.36%
2003$1.602.11%
2004$1.621.33%
2005$1.683.23%
2006$1.733.12%
2007$1.751.50%
2008$1.844.58%
2009$1.82-0.66%
2010$1.830.59%
2011$1.893.03%
2012$1.932.10%
2013$1.961.81%
2014$1.991.19%
2015$1.98-0.50%
2016$2.011.40%
2017$2.062.55%
2018$2.122.94%
2019$2.162.10%
2020$2.170.62%
2021$2.285.03%
2022$2.457.38%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas:

Year196319641965196619671968196919701971197219731974197519761977197819791980198119821983198419851986198719881989199019911992199319941995199619971998199920002001200220032004200520062007200820092010201120122013201420152016201720182019202020212022
CPI29.50029.53329.85030.88331.83333.15035.24237.43338.58339.70841.76745.90850.15053.20857.12561.59269.24280.97590.48395.95099.458104.133108.033109.925112.667115.942119.408124.808130.650133.817137.167141.042144.717148.675151.325153.467157.800164.433170.233172.550176.183178.533184.300190.050192.904201.730200.399201.579207.683212.041215.888218.451217.359220.408226.025232.676237.562239.034251.066269.584

Adjust Dallas prices for inflation

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2022 / CPI in 1986 * 1986 USD value = 2022 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas was 109.925 in the year 1986 and 269.584 in 2022:

269.584 / 109.925 * $1 = $2.45

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $1 in 1986 has the same "purchasing power" as $2.45 in 2022 (in the CPI category of Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas in 1963. In addition to Dallas, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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