Dental services priced at $100 in 1991 $353.59 in 2024

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Prices for Dental Services, 1991-2024 ($100)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for dental services are 253.59% higher in 2024 versus 1991 (a $253.59 difference in value).

Between 1991 and 2024: Dental services experienced an average inflation rate of 3.90% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, dental services costing $100 in the year 1991 would cost $353.59 in 2024 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.53% during this same period, inflation for dental services was higher.

In the year 1991: Pricing changed by 7.47%, which is significantly above the average yearly change for dental services during the 1991-2024 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 1991 (4.23%), inflation for dental services was much 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 1991

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Dental services, over time, for $100 beginning in 1991. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

YearUSD ValueInflation Rate
1991$100.007.47%
1992$106.726.72%
1993$112.355.27%
1994$117.734.78%
1995$123.544.94%
1996$129.334.68%
1997$135.354.66%
1998$141.084.23%
1999$147.674.68%
2000$154.414.56%
2001$160.674.05%
2002$167.864.48%
2003$174.734.09%
2004$183.324.91%
2005$193.525.57%
2006$203.595.20%
2007$214.085.15%
2008$225.105.15%
2009$231.822.99%
2010$238.172.74%
2011$243.712.33%
2012$249.352.31%
2013$257.883.42%
2014$263.412.14%
2015$270.082.53%
2016$277.762.84%
2017$282.261.62%
2018$290.002.74%
2019$296.352.19%
2020$305.263.01%
2021$312.082.23%
2022$324.764.06%
2023$343.035.63%
2024$353.593.08%*

* 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
CPI13.40013.40013.70013.80013.80013.80013.80014.20014.80015.60016.30017.20018.85019.78020.54021.04021.84022.30023.06023.76024.00024.48025.06025.88026.48027.00027.12027.88028.68029.46730.37531.36032.96034.74037.06939.17741.70043.43144.77748.19253.14656.56260.80065.06970.54678.87786.43893.13899.392107.469114.246120.631128.769137.531146.054155.785167.423178.677188.100197.100206.838216.523226.608236.192247.238258.523268.992281.031292.538306.915324.000340.862358.415376.867388.127398.756408.034417.461431.757441.005452.182465.039472.571485.525496.160511.079522.500543.726574.315591.994

Adjust dental services prices for inflation

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2024 / CPI in 1991 * 1991 USD value = 2024 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Dental services was 167.423 in the year 1991 and 591.994 in 2024:

591.994 / 167.423 * $100 = $353.59

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $100 in 1991 has the same "purchasing power" as $353.59 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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