Dental services priced at $100 in 1975 $1,071.77 in 2023

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Prices for Dental Services, 1975-2023 ($100)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for dental services are 971.77% higher in 2023 versus 1975 (a $971.77 difference in value).

Between 1975 and 2023: Dental services experienced an average inflation rate of 5.07% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, dental services costing $100 in the year 1975 would cost $1,071.77 in 2023 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 1975: Pricing changed by 10.28%, which is significantly above the average yearly change for dental services during the 1975-2023 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 1975 (9.14%), 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 1975

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Dental services, over time, for $100 beginning in 1975. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

YearUSD ValueInflation Rate
1975$100.0010.28%
1976$106.436.43%
1977$114.407.49%
1978$122.437.02%
1979$132.748.42%
1980$148.4211.81%
1981$162.649.59%
1982$175.257.75%
1983$187.026.71%
1984$202.218.13%
1985$214.976.31%
1986$226.985.59%
1987$242.296.75%
1988$258.786.80%
1989$274.826.20%
1990$293.126.66%
1991$315.027.47%
1992$336.206.72%
1993$353.935.27%
1994$370.864.78%
1995$389.194.94%
1996$407.414.68%
1997$426.394.66%
1998$444.424.23%
1999$465.204.68%
2000$486.444.56%
2001$506.144.05%
2002$528.794.48%
2003$550.444.09%
2004$577.494.91%
2005$609.645.57%
2006$641.375.20%
2007$674.405.15%
2008$709.115.15%
2009$730.302.99%
2010$750.302.74%
2011$767.762.33%
2012$785.502.31%
2013$812.403.42%
2014$829.802.14%
2015$850.832.53%
2016$875.022.84%
2017$889.191.62%
2018$913.572.74%
2019$933.582.19%
2020$961.653.01%
2021$983.142.23%
2022$1,023.084.06%
2023$1,071.774.76%*

* 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:

Year19351936193719381939194019411942194319441945194619471948194919501951195219531954195519561957195819591960196119621963196419651966196719681969197019711972197319741975197619771978197919801981198219831984198519861987198819891990199119921993199419951996199719981999200020012002200320042005200620072008200920102011201220132014201520162017201820192020202120222023
CPI13.40013.40013.70013.80013.80013.80013.80014.20014.80015.60016.30017.20018.85019.78020.54021.04021.84022.30023.06023.76024.00024.48025.06025.88026.48027.00027.12027.88028.68029.46730.37531.36032.96034.74037.06939.17741.70043.43144.77748.19253.14656.56260.80065.06970.54678.87786.43893.13899.392107.469114.246120.631128.769137.531146.054155.785167.423178.677188.100197.100206.838216.523226.608236.192247.238258.523268.992281.031292.538306.915324.000340.862358.415376.867388.127398.756408.034417.461431.757441.005452.182465.039472.571485.525496.160511.079522.500543.726569.605

Adjust dental services prices for inflation

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2023 / CPI in 1975 * 1975 USD value = 2023 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Dental services was 53.146 in the year 1975 and 569.605 in 2023:

569.605 / 53.146 * $100 = $1,071.77

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $100 in 1975 has the same "purchasing power" as $1,071.77 in 2023 (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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