Dental services priced at $100 in 1962 $1,862.65 in 2021

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Prices for Dental Services, 1962-2021 ($100)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for dental services were 1,762.65% higher in 2021 versus 1962 (a $1,762.65 difference in value).

Between 1962 and 2021: Dental services experienced an average inflation rate of 5.08% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, dental services costing $100 in the year 1962 would cost $1,862.65 in 2021 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 3.75% during this same period, inflation for dental services was higher.

In the year 1962: Pricing changed by 2.80%, which is below the average yearly change for dental services during the 1962-2021 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 1962 (1.18%), 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%).

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

Year 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
CPI 13.400 13.400 13.700 13.800 13.800 13.800 13.800 14.200 14.800 15.600 16.300 17.200 18.850 19.780 20.540 21.040 21.840 22.300 23.060 23.760 24.000 24.480 25.060 25.880 26.480 27.000 27.120 27.880 28.680 29.467 30.375 31.360 32.960 34.740 37.069 39.177 41.700 43.431 44.777 48.192 53.146 56.562 60.800 65.069 70.546 78.877 86.438 93.138 99.392 107.469 114.246 120.631 128.769 137.531 146.054 155.785 167.423 178.677 188.100 197.100 206.838 216.523 226.608 236.192 247.238 258.523 268.992 281.031 292.538 306.915 324.000 340.862 358.415 376.867 388.127 398.756 408.034 417.461 431.757 441.005 452.182 465.039 472.571 485.525 496.160 511.079 519.306

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Buying power of $100 since 1962

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Dental services, over time, for $100 beginning in 1962. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

Year USD Value Inflation Rate
1962 $100.00 2.80%
1963 $102.87 2.87%
1964 $105.69 2.74%
1965 $108.95 3.08%
1966 $112.48 3.24%
1967 $118.22 5.10%
1968 $124.61 5.40%
1969 $132.96 6.70%
1970 $140.52 5.69%
1971 $149.57 6.44%
1972 $155.78 4.15%
1973 $160.61 3.10%
1974 $172.86 7.63%
1975 $190.62 10.28%
1976 $202.87 6.43%
1977 $218.08 7.49%
1978 $233.39 7.02%
1979 $253.03 8.42%
1980 $282.92 11.81%
1981 $310.04 9.59%
1982 $334.07 7.75%
1983 $356.50 6.71%
1984 $385.47 8.13%
1985 $409.78 6.31%
1986 $432.68 5.59%
1987 $461.87 6.75%
1988 $493.30 6.80%
1989 $523.87 6.20%
1990 $558.77 6.66%
1991 $600.51 7.47%
1992 $640.88 6.72%
1993 $674.68 5.27%
1994 $706.96 4.78%
1995 $741.89 4.94%
1996 $776.63 4.68%
1997 $812.80 4.66%
1998 $847.17 4.23%
1999 $886.80 4.68%
2000 $927.27 4.56%
2001 $964.82 4.05%
2002 $1,008.00 4.48%
2003 $1,049.28 4.09%
2004 $1,100.84 4.91%
2005 $1,162.12 5.57%
2006 $1,222.60 5.20%
2007 $1,285.56 5.15%
2008 $1,351.75 5.15%
2009 $1,392.14 2.99%
2010 $1,430.26 2.74%
2011 $1,463.54 2.33%
2012 $1,497.35 2.31%
2013 $1,548.63 3.42%
2014 $1,581.80 2.14%
2015 $1,621.89 2.53%
2016 $1,668.00 2.84%
2017 $1,695.02 1.62%
2018 $1,741.48 2.74%
2019 $1,779.63 2.19%
2020 $1,833.14 3.01%
2021 $1,862.65 1.61%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for dental services, 1962-2021

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2021 / CPI in 1962 * 1962 USD value = 2021 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Dental services was 27.880 in the year 1962 and 519.306 in 2021:

519.306 / 27.880 * $100 = $1,862.65

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $100 in 1962 has the same "purchasing power" as $1,862.65 in 2021 (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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