# \$30,000 in 1875 → \$665,934.36 in 2018

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### U.S. Inflation Rate, \$30,000 in 1875 to 2018

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics consumer price index, the dollar experienced an average inflation rate of 2.19% per year. Prices in 2018 are 2119.8% higher than prices in 1875.

In other words, \$30,000 in 1875 is equivalent in purchasing power to \$665,934.36 in 2018, a difference of \$635,934.36 over 143 years.

The current inflation rate is now 2.80%1. If this number holds, \$30,000 today will be equivalent to \$30,840.30 next year. The current inflation rate page gives more detail on the latest official inflation rates.

 Cumulative price change 2119.78% Average inflation rate 2.19% Converted amount (\$30,000 base) \$665,934.36 Price difference (\$30,000 base) \$635,934.36 CPI in 2018 251.59

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Here are calculations of buying power over time for \$30,000 in 1875 (price index tracking began in 1913). Each of these USD amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
Year USD Value Inflation Rate
1875 \$30,000.00 -
1876 \$29,500.00 -1.67%
1877 \$29,000.00 -1.69%
1878 \$27,500.00 -5.17%
1879 \$27,500.00 0.00%
1880 \$28,500.00 3.64%
1881 \$28,500.00 0.00%
1882 \$28,500.00 0.00%
1883 \$28,000.00 -1.75%
1884 \$27,000.00 -3.57%
1885 \$26,500.00 -1.85%
1886 \$26,000.00 -1.89%
1887 \$26,000.00 0.00%
1888 \$26,000.00 0.00%
1889 \$25,500.00 -1.92%
1890 \$25,000.00 -1.96%
1891 \$25,000.00 0.00%
1892 \$25,000.00 0.00%
1893 \$25,000.00 0.00%
1894 \$23,500.00 -6.00%
1895 \$23,500.00 0.00%
1896 \$23,500.00 0.00%
1897 \$23,000.00 -2.13%
1898 \$23,000.00 0.00%
1899 \$23,000.00 0.00%
1900 \$23,500.00 2.17%
1901 \$23,500.00 0.00%
1902 \$23,500.00 0.00%
1903 \$24,500.00 4.26%
1904 \$24,500.00 0.00%
1905 \$24,500.00 0.00%
1906 \$25,000.00 2.04%
1907 \$26,000.00 4.00%
1908 \$25,500.00 -1.92%
1909 \$25,000.00 -1.96%
1910 \$26,000.00 4.00%
1911 \$26,000.00 0.00%
1912 \$26,500.00 1.92%
1913 \$26,204.34 -1.12%
1914 \$26,469.03 1.01%
1915 \$26,733.72 1.00%
1916 \$28,851.24 7.92%
1917 \$33,880.36 17.43%
1918 \$39,968.24 17.97%
1919 \$45,791.42 14.57%
1920 \$52,938.06 15.61%
1921 \$47,379.57 -10.50%
1922 \$44,467.97 -6.15%
1923 \$45,262.04 1.79%
1924 \$45,262.04 0.00%
1925 \$46,320.80 2.34%
1926 \$46,850.19 1.14%
1927 \$46,056.11 -1.69%
1928 \$45,262.04 -1.72%
1929 \$45,262.04 0.00%
1930 \$44,203.28 -2.34%
1931 \$40,232.93 -8.98%
1932 \$36,262.57 -9.87%
1933 \$34,409.74 -5.11%
1934 \$35,468.50 3.08%
1935 \$36,262.57 2.24%
1936 \$36,791.95 1.46%
1937 \$38,115.40 3.60%
1938 \$37,321.33 -2.08%
1939 \$36,791.95 -1.42%
1940 \$37,056.64 0.72%
1941 \$38,909.48 5.00%
1942 \$43,144.52 10.88%
1943 \$45,791.42 6.13%
1944 \$46,585.49 1.73%
1945 \$47,644.26 2.27%
1946 \$51,614.61 8.33%
1947 \$59,025.94 14.36%
1948 \$63,790.37 8.07%
1949 \$62,996.29 -1.24%
1950 \$63,790.37 1.26%
1951 \$68,819.48 7.88%
1952 \$70,142.93 1.92%
1953 \$70,672.31 0.75%
1954 \$71,201.69 0.75%
1955 \$70,937.00 -0.37%
1956 \$71,995.76 1.49%
1957 \$74,377.98 3.31%
1958 \$76,495.50 2.85%
1959 \$77,024.88 0.69%
1960 \$78,348.33 1.72%
1961 \$79,142.40 1.01%
1962 \$79,936.47 1.00%
1963 \$80,995.24 1.32%
1964 \$82,054.00 1.31%
1965 \$83,377.45 1.61%
1966 \$85,759.66 2.86%
1967 \$88,406.56 3.09%
1968 \$92,112.23 4.19%
1969 \$97,141.34 5.46%
1970 \$102,699.84 5.72%
1971 \$107,199.58 4.38%
1972 \$110,640.55 3.21%
1973 \$117,522.50 6.22%
1974 \$130,492.32 11.04%
1975 \$142,403.39 9.13%
1976 \$150,608.79 5.76%
1977 \$160,402.33 6.50%
1978 \$172,578.08 7.59%
1979 \$192,165.17 11.35%
1980 \$218,104.82 13.50%
1981 \$240,603.49 10.32%
1982 \$255,426.15 6.16%
1983 \$263,631.55 3.21%
1984 \$275,013.23 4.32%
1985 \$284,806.78 3.56%
1986 \$290,100.58 1.86%
1987 \$300,688.19 3.65%
1988 \$313,128.64 4.14%
1989 \$328,215.99 4.82%
1990 \$345,950.24 5.40%
1991 \$360,508.21 4.21%
1992 \$371,360.51 3.01%
1993 \$382,477.50 2.99%
1994 \$392,271.04 2.56%
1995 \$403,388.04 2.83%
1996 \$415,299.10 2.95%
1997 \$424,827.95 2.29%
1998 \$431,445.21 1.56%
1999 \$440,974.06 2.21%
2000 \$455,796.72 3.36%
2001 \$468,766.54 2.85%
2002 \$476,177.87 1.58%
2003 \$487,030.17 2.28%
2004 \$500,000.00 2.66%
2005 \$516,940.18 3.39%
2006 \$533,615.67 3.23%
2007 \$548,814.19 2.85%
2008 \$569,886.18 3.84%
2009 \$567,858.66 -0.36%
2010 \$577,173.11 1.64%
2011 \$595,391.74 3.16%
2012 \$607,713.08 2.07%
2013 \$616,614.61 1.46%
2014 \$626,617.26 1.62%
2015 \$627,361.04 0.12%
2016 \$635,275.28 1.26%
2017 \$647,924.83 1.99%
2018 \$665,934.36 2.78%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.