Dental services priced at $100 in 1945 $3,631.77 in 2024

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Prices for Dental Services, 1945-2024 ($100)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for dental services are 3,531.77% higher in 2024 versus 1945 (a $3,531.77 difference in value).

Between 1945 and 2024: Dental services experienced an average inflation rate of 4.65% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, dental services costing $100 in the year 1945 would cost $3,631.77 in 2024 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 3.67% during this same period, inflation for dental services was higher.

In the year 1945: Pricing changed by 4.49%, which is below the average yearly change for dental services during the 1945-2024 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 1945 (2.27%), inflation for dental services was higher.

Price Inflation for Dental services since 1935

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 1980 (11.81%), 1975 (10.28%), and 1947 (9.59%).

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Buying power of $100.00 since 1945

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Dental services, over time, for $100 beginning in 1945. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

YearUSD ValueInflation Rate
1945$100.004.49%
1946$105.525.52%
1947$115.649.59%
1948$121.354.93%
1949$126.013.84%
1950$129.082.43%
1951$133.993.80%
1952$136.812.11%
1953$141.473.41%
1954$145.773.04%
1955$147.241.01%
1956$150.182.00%
1957$153.742.37%
1958$158.773.27%
1959$162.452.32%
1960$165.641.96%
1961$166.380.44%
1962$171.042.80%
1963$175.952.87%
1964$180.782.74%
1965$186.353.08%
1966$192.393.24%
1967$202.215.10%
1968$213.135.40%
1969$227.426.70%
1970$240.355.69%
1971$255.836.44%
1972$266.454.15%
1973$274.713.10%
1974$295.667.63%
1975$326.0510.28%
1976$347.006.43%
1977$373.017.49%
1978$399.207.02%
1979$432.808.42%
1980$483.9111.81%
1981$530.309.59%
1982$571.407.75%
1983$609.776.71%
1984$659.328.13%
1985$700.906.31%
1986$740.075.59%
1987$790.006.75%
1988$843.756.80%
1989$896.046.20%
1990$955.736.66%
1991$1,027.147.47%
1992$1,096.186.72%
1993$1,153.995.27%
1994$1,209.204.78%
1995$1,268.954.94%
1996$1,328.364.68%
1997$1,390.234.66%
1998$1,449.034.23%
1999$1,516.804.68%
2000$1,586.034.56%
2001$1,650.264.05%
2002$1,724.124.48%
2003$1,794.714.09%
2004$1,882.924.91%
2005$1,987.735.57%
2006$2,091.185.20%
2007$2,198.875.15%
2008$2,312.075.15%
2009$2,381.152.99%
2010$2,446.352.74%
2011$2,503.272.33%
2012$2,561.112.31%
2013$2,648.823.42%
2014$2,705.552.14%
2015$2,774.122.53%
2016$2,853.002.84%
2017$2,899.211.62%
2018$2,978.682.74%
2019$3,043.932.19%
2020$3,135.453.01%
2021$3,205.522.23%
2022$3,335.744.06%
2023$3,523.405.63%
2024$3,631.773.08%*

* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.
** Extended periods of 0% inflation usually indicate incomplete underlying data. This can manifest as a sharp increase in inflation later on.


Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Dental services:

Year193519361937193819391940194119421943194419451946194719481949195019511952195319541955195619571958195919601961196219631964196519661967196819691970197119721973197419751976197719781979198019811982198319841985198619871988198919901991199219931994199519961997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012201320142015201620172018201920202021202220232024
CPI13.40013.40013.70013.80013.80013.80013.80014.20014.80015.60016.30017.20018.85019.78020.54021.04021.84022.30023.06023.76024.00024.48025.06025.88026.48027.00027.12027.88028.68029.46730.37531.36032.96034.74037.06939.17741.70043.43144.77748.19253.14656.56260.80065.06970.54678.87786.43893.13899.392107.469114.246120.631128.769137.531146.054155.785167.423178.677188.100197.100206.838216.523226.608236.192247.238258.523268.992281.031292.538306.915324.000340.862358.415376.867388.127398.756408.034417.461431.757441.005452.182465.039472.571485.525496.160511.079522.500543.726574.315591.978

Adjust dental services prices for inflation

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2024 / CPI in 1945 * 1945 USD value = 2024 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Dental services was 16.300 in the year 1945 and 591.978 in 2024:

591.978 / 16.300 * $100 = $3,631.77

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $100 in 1945 has the same "purchasing power" as $3,631.77 in 2024 (in the CPI category of Dental services).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Dental services in 1935. In addition to dental services, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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