Houston, Texas prices: $1 in 1975 $5.02 in 2022

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Prices in Houston, 1975-2022 ($1)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices in Houston, Texas are 401.91% higher in 2022 versus 1975 (a $4.02 difference in value).

Between 1975 and 2022: Houston experienced an average inflation rate of 3.49% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, $1 in Houston in the year 1975 would cost $5.02 in 2022 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 3.65% during this same period, inflation in Houston was lower.

In the year 1975: Pricing changed by 12.18%, which is significantly above the average yearly change in Houston during the 1975-2022 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 1975 (9.14%), inflation in Houston was much higher.

Price Inflation in Houston, Texas since 1914

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 1919 (21.91%), 1918 (21.04%), and 1947 (17.55%).

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Buying power of $1.00 since 1975

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power in Houston, over time, for $1 beginning in 1975. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

YearUSD ValueInflation Rate
1975$1.0012.18%
1976$1.087.58%
1977$1.157.23%
1978$1.269.44%
1979$1.4313.28%
1980$1.6112.75%
1981$1.7710.00%
1982$1.907.18%
1983$1.962.85%
1984$2.012.61%
1985$2.052.24%
1986$2.03-0.80%
1987$2.082.24%
1988$2.142.89%
1989$2.234.14%
1990$2.355.55%
1991$2.453.93%
1992$2.523.22%
1993$2.613.22%
1994$2.703.50%
1995$2.731.38%
1996$2.792.08%
1997$2.841.89%
1998$2.871.00%
1999$2.911.24%
2000$3.013.62%
2001$3.113.10%
2002$3.110.26%
2003$3.202.75%
2004$3.313.50%
2005$3.433.61%
2006$3.532.97%
2007$3.591.66%
2008$3.723.51%
2009$3.720.16%
2010$3.801.96%
2011$3.923.21%
2012$3.991.94%
2013$4.061.54%
2014$4.172.89%
2015$4.17-0.09%
2016$4.231.49%
2017$4.322.03%
2018$4.422.40%
2019$4.481.24%
2020$4.480.10%
2021$4.674.18%
2022$5.027.52%*

* 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 Houston, Texas:

Year1914191519161917191819191920192119221923192419251926192719281929193019311932193319341935193619371938193919401941194219431944194519461947194819491950195119521953195419551956195719581959196019611962196319641965196619671968196919701971197219731974197519761977197819791980198119821983198419851986198719881989199019911992199319941995199619971998199920002001200220032004200520062007200820092010201120122013201420152016201720182019202020212022
CPI9.5009.5009.61711.09213.42516.36719.13317.45015.90815.89215.84216.08316.16715.83315.63315.61715.50814.14212.70811.68312.22512.69212.83313.31713.30813.19213.22513.80015.24216.05016.20016.54217.85020.98322.73322.66723.35025.21725.52525.79225.83325.60025.99226.85027.31727.50827.82527.92528.48328.72529.16729.51730.30031.10032.35034.45036.27537.62538.92540.97545.55051.10054.97558.95064.51773.08382.40090.64297.15099.917102.525104.825103.983106.308109.383113.917120.242124.967128.992133.150137.808139.708142.608145.300146.758148.583153.958158.725159.142163.525169.242175.350180.550183.545189.983190.287194.025200.246204.130207.269213.268213.065216.242220.642225.943228.751228.979238.545256.474

Adjust Houston prices for inflation

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2022 / CPI in 1975 * 1975 USD value = 2022 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Houston, Texas was 51.100 in the year 1975 and 256.474 in 2022:

256.474 / 51.100 * $1 = $5.02

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $1 in 1975 has the same "purchasing power" as $5.02 in 2022 (in the CPI category of Houston, Texas).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Houston, Texas in 1914. In addition to Houston, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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