Transportation priced at $100 in 1975 $522.43 in 2023

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Prices for Transportation, 1975-2023 ($100)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for transportation are 422.43% higher in 2023 versus 1975 (a $422.43 difference in value).

Between 1975 and 2023: Transportation experienced an average inflation rate of 3.50% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, transportation costing $100 in the year 1975 would cost $522.43 in 2023 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 3.65% during this same period, inflation for transportation was lower.

In the year 1975: Pricing changed by 9.39%, which is significantly above the average yearly change for transportation during the 1975-2023 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 1975 (9.14%), inflation for transportation was higher.

Price Inflation for Transportation since 1935

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 1980 (17.81%), 2022 (15.47%), and 2021 (14.56%).

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Buying power of $100.00 since 1975

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Transportation, 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$100.009.39%
1976$109.959.95%
1977$117.707.05%
1978$123.224.68%
1979$140.7814.26%
1980$165.8517.81%
1981$185.9412.11%
1982$193.604.12%
1983$198.222.39%
1984$207.024.44%
1985$212.482.64%
1986$204.22-3.89%
1987$210.393.02%
1988$216.893.09%
1989$227.745.00%
1990$240.555.62%
1991$247.172.75%
1992$252.572.19%
1993$260.203.02%
1994$268.063.02%
1995$277.663.58%
1996$285.492.82%
1997$287.980.87%
1998$282.54-1.89%
1999$288.222.01%
2000$306.056.18%
2001$307.890.60%
2002$305.11-0.90%
2003$314.493.07%
2004$325.553.52%
2005$347.126.63%
2006$361.004.00%
2007$368.632.11%
2008$390.325.88%
2009$357.79-8.33%
2010$386.027.89%
2011$423.889.81%
2012$433.812.34%
2013$433.960.03%
2014$431.02-0.68%
2015$397.34-7.81%
2016$389.01-2.10%
2017$402.333.42%
2018$420.494.51%
2019$419.30-0.28%
2020$401.86-4.16%
2021$460.3914.56%
2022$531.6015.47%
2023$522.43-1.72%*

* 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 Transportation:

Year19351936193719381939194019411942194319441945194619471948194919501951195219531954195519561957195819591960196119621963196419651966196719681969197019711972197319741975197619771978197919801981198219831984198519861987198819891990199119921993199419951996199719981999200020012002200320042005200620072008200920102011201220132014201520162017201820192020202120222023
CPI14.20014.26714.56014.62014.30014.22014.76016.02015.92015.90015.90016.86018.45420.57722.11522.68524.13825.73126.46926.08525.76926.23127.69228.60829.79229.78530.12330.75430.92331.38531.90032.35433.27734.33835.66237.49239.46239.92341.18545.80050.10055.08558.96961.73170.53183.09293.15496.99299.308103.715106.454102.315105.408108.662114.100120.515123.831126.538130.362134.300139.108143.031144.277141.554144.400153.331154.254152.862157.562163.100173.908180.862184.682195.549179.252193.396212.366217.337217.412215.939199.067194.894201.565210.664210.068201.334230.657266.330261.739

Adjust transportation 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 Transportation was 50.100 in the year 1975 and 261.739 in 2023:

261.739 / 50.100 * $100 = $522.43

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $100 in 1975 has the same "purchasing power" as $522.43 in 2023 (in the CPI category of Transportation).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Transportation in 1935. In addition to transportation, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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