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Comparison of purchasing power of the US dollar from 1898 to 2021.

Choose a base year and a dollar amount, then choose a target year and receive the dollar amount for equivalent purchasing power. Based on US Consumer Price Index from 1898 through 2021.

Data is provided by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Tap the picker to select a base year for comparison. Enter a base dollar amount. Tap the picker to select the compare year. The compare year equivalent is presented once the Calculate button is tapped.

This table allows examination of the year-to-year inflation changes. The table shows the value in any year compared to 100 in 1898.

Current graph of comparative CPI changes.

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