# \$100 in 2020 → \$801.61 in 2050

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## Prediction: Value of \$100 from 2020 to 2050

\$100 in 2020 is equivalent in purchasing power to about \$801.61 in 2050, an increase of \$701.61 over 30 years. The dollar had an average inflation rate of 7.18% per year between 2020 and 2050, producing a cumulative price increase of 701.61%. The buying power of \$100 in 2020 is predicted to be equivalent to \$801.61 in 2050.

This calculation is based on future inflation assumption of 7.25% per year. Use the calculator on the left to change this prediction. Or, use the annual inflation rate calculator to view inflation in the past.

 Cumulative price change 701.61% Average inflation rate 7.18% Converted amount (\$100 base) \$801.61 Price difference (\$100 base) \$701.61 CPI in 2020 258.812 Inflation in 2020 1.23% \$100 in 2020 \$801.61 in 2050

USD inflation since 2020
Annual Rate, the Bureau of Labor Statistics CPI

## Buying power of \$100 in 2050

This chart shows a calculation of buying power equivalence for \$100 in 2020 (price index tracking began in 1635).

For example, if you started with \$100, you would need to end with \$801.61 in order to "adjust" for inflation (sometimes refered to as "beating inflation").

Future inflation is estimated at 7.25%.

When \$100 is equivalent to \$801.61 over time, that means that the "real value" of a single U.S. dollar decreases over time. In other words, a dollar will pay for fewer items at the store.

This effect explains how inflation erodes the value of a dollar over time. By calculating the value in 2020 dollars, the chart below shows how \$100 is worth less over 30 years.

This table shows the results of the inflation prediction, with base values from the Bureau of Labor Statistics:

Dollar inflation: 2020-2050
Year Dollar Value Inflation Rate
2020 \$100.00 1.23%
2021 \$104.70 4.70%
2022 \$112.94 7.87%
2023 \$121.13 7.25%
2024 \$129.91 7.25%
2025 \$139.33 7.25%
2026 \$149.43 7.25%
2027 \$160.26 7.25%
2028 \$171.88 7.25%
2029 \$184.34 7.25%
2030 \$197.70 7.25%
2031 \$212.04 7.25%
2032 \$227.41 7.25%
2033 \$243.90 7.25%
2034 \$261.58 7.25%
2035 \$280.55 7.25%
2036 \$300.89 7.25%
2037 \$322.70 7.25%
2038 \$346.10 7.25%
2039 \$371.19 7.25%
2040 \$398.10 7.25%
2041 \$426.96 7.25%
2042 \$457.92 7.25%
2043 \$491.11 7.25%
2044 \$526.72 7.25%
2045 \$564.91 7.25%
2046 \$605.86 7.25%
2047 \$649.79 7.25%
2048 \$696.90 7.25%
2049 \$747.42 7.25%
2050 \$801.61 7.25%
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## Comparison to S&P 500 Index

The average inflation rate of 7.18% has a compounding effect between 2020 and 2050. As noted above, this yearly inflation rate compounds to produce an overall price difference of 701.61% over 30 years.

To help put this inflation into perspective, if we had invested \$100 in the S&P 500 index in 2020, our investment would be nominally worth approximately \$131.96 in 2050. This is a return on investment of 31.96%, with an absolute return of \$31.96 on top of the original \$100.

These numbers are not inflation adjusted, so they are considered nominal. In order to evaluate the real return on our investment, we must calculate the return with inflation taken into account.

The compounding effect of inflation would account for 100.76% of returns (\$132.96) during this period. This means the inflation-adjusted real return of our \$100 investment is \$-101.00. You may also want to account for capital gains tax, which would take your real return down to around \$-86 for most people.

Investment in S&P 500 Index, 2020-2050
Original Amount Final Amount Change
Nominal \$100 \$131.96 31.96%
Real
\$100 \$-1.00 -101.00%

Information displayed above may differ slightly from other S&P 500 calculators. Minor discrepancies can occur because we use the latest CPI data for inflation, annualized inflation numbers for previous years, and we compute S&P price and dividends from January of 2020 to latest available data for 2050 using average monthly close price.

For more details on the S&P 500 between 2020 and 2050, see the stock market returns calculator.

## Data source & citation

Raw data for these calculations comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics' (CPI), established in 1913. Inflation data from 1634 to 1912 is sourced from a historical study conducted by political science professor Robert Sahr at Oregon State University and from the American Antiquarian Society.

You may use the following MLA citation for this page: “2050 Inflation Prediction | Future Inflation Calculator.” Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 24 Jun. 2022, https://www.officialdata.org/us/inflation/2020?endYear=2050&amount=100&future_pct=0.0725.

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