According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics consumer price index, the dollar experienced an average inflation rate of 1.78% per year. Prices in 2016 are 1360.4% higher than prices in 1864.
In other words, $66 in the year 1864 is equivalent in purchasing power to $963.87 in 2016, a difference of $897.87 over 152 years.
The inflation rate in 2016 was 1.26%.
|Cumulative price change||1360.41%|
|Average inflation rate||1.78%|
|Price difference ($66 base)||$897.87|
|CPI in 2016||240.007|
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Raw data for these calculations comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Consumer Price Index (CPI), established in 1913. Inflation data from 1665 to 1912 is sourced from a historical study conducted by political science professor Robert Sahr at Oregon State University.
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