Rent priced at $1,000 in 1915 $17,372 in 2022

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Prices for Rent, 1915-2022 ($1,000)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for rent of primary residence are 1,637.20% higher in 2022 versus 1915 (a $16,372 difference in value).

Between 1915 and 2022: Rent experienced an average inflation rate of 2.70% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, rent costing $1,000 in the year 1915 would cost $17,372 in 2022 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 3.19% during this same period, inflation for rent was lower.

In the year 1915: Pricing changed by 0.71%, which is below the average yearly change for rent during the 1915-2022 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 1915 (0.92%), inflation for rent was lower.

Price Inflation for Rent of primary residence since 1913

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 1920 (18.42%), 1933 (-13.48%), and 1921 (13.30%).

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Buying power of $1,000.00 since 1915

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Rent, over time, for $1,000 beginning in 1915. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

YearUSD ValueInflation Rate
1915$1,000.000.71%
1916$1,009.460.95%
1917$997.64-1.17%
1918$1,028.373.08%
1919$1,120.578.97%
1920$1,327.0318.42%
1921$1,503.5513.30%
1922$1,531.911.89%
1923$1,576.362.90%
1924$1,628.373.30%
1925$1,634.360.37%
1926$1,613.87-1.25%
1927$1,587.08-1.66%
1928$1,549.25-2.38%
1929$1,513.00-2.34%
1930$1,468.87-2.92%
1931$1,385.34-5.69%
1932$1,227.74-11.38%
1933$1,062.25-13.48%
1934$1,008.67-5.04%
1935$1,011.820.31%
1936$1,035.462.34%
1937$1,086.524.93%
1938$1,119.623.05%
1939$1,120.570.08%
1940$1,123.270.24%
1941$1,142.031.67%
1942$1,167.482.23%
1943$1,167.480.00% **
1944$1,170.000.22%
1945$1,173.520.30%
1946$1,181.090.64%
1947$1,219.493.25%
1948$1,300.246.62%
1949$1,356.614.34%
1950$1,406.803.70%
1951$1,462.083.93%
1952$1,523.194.18%
1953$1,603.205.25%
1954$1,660.303.56%
1955$1,683.581.40%
1956$1,714.491.84%
1957$1,747.591.93%
1958$1,779.601.83%
1959$1,805.061.43%
1960$1,831.611.47%
1961$1,854.881.27%
1962$1,877.801.24%
1963$1,896.711.01%
1964$1,916.351.04%
1965$1,935.260.99%
1966$1,961.811.37%
1967$1,997.091.80%
1968$2,045.102.40%
1969$2,111.293.24%
1970$2,198.584.13%
1971$2,300.424.63%
1972$2,379.713.45%
1973$2,483.364.36%
1974$2,607.755.01%
1975$2,742.325.16%
1976$2,890.715.41%
1977$3,064.566.01%
1978$3,275.506.88%
1979$3,514.827.31%
1980$3,825.798.85%
1981$4,157.858.68%
1982$4,473.907.60%
1983$4,732.505.78%
1984$4,978.365.20%
1985$5,284.236.14%
1986$5,592.295.83%
1987$5,822.514.12%
1988$6,044.373.81%
1989$6,279.323.89%
1990$6,544.104.22%
1991$6,776.143.55%
1992$6,945.992.51%
1993$7,108.202.34%
1994$7,281.692.44%
1995$7,459.902.45%
1996$7,657.392.65%
1997$7,880.342.91%
1998$8,136.023.24%
1999$8,391.713.14%
2000$8,696.133.63%
2001$9,083.474.45%
2002$9,440.633.93%
2003$9,717.042.93%
2004$9,977.452.68%
2005$10,276.052.99%
2006$10,642.663.57%
2007$11,095.934.26%
2008$11,502.183.66%
2009$11,764.142.28%
2010$11,791.270.23%
2011$11,992.351.71%
2012$12,310.492.65%
2013$12,658.372.83%
2014$13,057.303.15%
2015$13,523.973.57%
2016$14,034.063.77%
2017$14,569.393.81%
2018$15,096.403.62%
2019$15,655.973.71%
2020$16,145.053.12%
2021$16,507.552.25%
2022$17,372.005.24%*

* 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 Rent of primary residence:

Year19131914191519161917191819191920192119221923192419251926192719281929193019311932193319341935193619371938193919401941194219431944194519461947194819491950195119521953195419551956195719581959196019611962196319641965196619671968196919701971197219731974197519761977197819791980198119821983198419851986198719881989199019911992199319941995199619971998199920002001200220032004200520062007200820092010201120122013201420152016201720182019202020212022
CPI21.00021.00021.15021.35021.10021.75023.70028.06731.80032.40033.34034.44034.56734.13333.56732.76732.00031.06729.30025.96722.46721.33321.40021.90022.98023.68023.70023.75724.15424.69224.69224.74524.82024.98025.79227.50028.69229.75430.92332.21533.90835.11535.60836.26236.96237.63838.17738.73839.23139.71540.11540.53140.93141.49242.23843.25444.65446.50048.65450.33152.52355.15458.00061.13864.81569.27774.33880.91587.93894.623100.092105.292111.762118.277123.146127.838132.808138.408143.315146.908150.338154.008157.777161.954166.669172.077177.485183.923192.115199.669205.515211.023217.338225.092234.679243.271248.812249.385253.638260.367267.725276.162286.032296.820308.143319.289331.124341.468349.135367.418

Adjust rent prices for inflation

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2022 / CPI in 1915 * 1915 USD value = 2022 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Rent of primary residence was 21.150 in the year 1915 and 367.418 in 2022:

367.418 / 21.150 * $1,000 = $17,372

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $1,000 in 1915 has the same "purchasing power" as $17,372 in 2022 (in the CPI category of Rent of primary residence).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Rent of primary residence in 1913. In addition to rent, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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