# \$50,000 in 1875 → \$1,109,890.59 in 2018

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### U.S. Inflation Rate, \$50,000 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, \$50,000 in 1875 is equivalent in purchasing power to \$1,109,890.59 in 2018, a difference of \$1,059,890.59 over 143 years.

The current inflation rate is now 2.80%1. If this number holds, \$50,000 today will be equivalent to \$51,400.51 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 (\$50,000 base) \$1,109,890.59 Price difference (\$50,000 base) \$1,059,890.59 CPI in 2018 251.59

#### Inflation rates for specific categories

Educational books and supplies · New trucks · Juices and nonalcoholic drinks · More

#### Inflation-adjusted measures

S&P 500 price · S&P 500 earnings · Shiller P/E

Here are calculations of buying power over time for \$50,000 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 \$50,000.00 -
1876 \$49,166.67 -1.67%
1877 \$48,333.33 -1.69%
1878 \$45,833.33 -5.17%
1879 \$45,833.33 0.00%
1880 \$47,500.00 3.64%
1881 \$47,500.00 0.00%
1882 \$47,500.00 0.00%
1883 \$46,666.67 -1.75%
1884 \$45,000.00 -3.57%
1885 \$44,166.67 -1.85%
1886 \$43,333.33 -1.89%
1887 \$43,333.33 0.00%
1888 \$43,333.33 0.00%
1889 \$42,500.00 -1.92%
1890 \$41,666.67 -1.96%
1891 \$41,666.67 0.00%
1892 \$41,666.67 0.00%
1893 \$41,666.67 0.00%
1894 \$39,166.67 -6.00%
1895 \$39,166.67 0.00%
1896 \$39,166.67 0.00%
1897 \$38,333.33 -2.13%
1898 \$38,333.33 0.00%
1899 \$38,333.33 0.00%
1900 \$39,166.67 2.17%
1901 \$39,166.67 0.00%
1902 \$39,166.67 0.00%
1903 \$40,833.33 4.26%
1904 \$40,833.33 0.00%
1905 \$40,833.33 0.00%
1906 \$41,666.67 2.04%
1907 \$43,333.33 4.00%
1908 \$42,500.00 -1.92%
1909 \$41,666.67 -1.96%
1910 \$43,333.33 4.00%
1911 \$43,333.33 0.00%
1912 \$44,166.67 1.92%
1913 \$43,673.90 -1.12%
1914 \$44,115.05 1.01%
1915 \$44,556.20 1.00%
1916 \$48,085.41 7.92%
1917 \$56,467.27 17.43%
1918 \$66,613.73 17.97%
1919 \$76,319.04 14.57%
1920 \$88,230.10 15.61%
1921 \$78,965.94 -10.50%
1922 \$74,113.29 -6.15%
1923 \$75,436.74 1.79%
1924 \$75,436.74 0.00%
1925 \$77,201.34 2.34%
1926 \$78,083.64 1.14%
1927 \$76,760.19 -1.69%
1928 \$75,436.74 -1.72%
1929 \$75,436.74 0.00%
1930 \$73,672.14 -2.34%
1931 \$67,054.88 -8.98%
1932 \$60,437.62 -9.87%
1933 \$57,349.57 -5.11%
1934 \$59,114.17 3.08%
1935 \$60,437.62 2.24%
1936 \$61,319.92 1.46%
1937 \$63,525.67 3.60%
1938 \$62,202.22 -2.08%
1939 \$61,319.92 -1.42%
1940 \$61,761.07 0.72%
1941 \$64,849.13 5.00%
1942 \$71,907.53 10.88%
1943 \$76,319.04 6.13%
1944 \$77,642.49 1.73%
1945 \$79,407.09 2.27%
1946 \$86,024.35 8.33%
1947 \$98,376.57 14.36%
1948 \$106,317.28 8.07%
1949 \$104,993.82 -1.24%
1950 \$106,317.28 1.26%
1951 \$114,699.14 7.88%
1952 \$116,904.89 1.92%
1953 \$117,787.19 0.75%
1954 \$118,669.49 0.75%
1955 \$118,228.34 -0.37%
1956 \$119,992.94 1.49%
1957 \$123,963.30 3.31%
1958 \$127,492.50 2.85%
1959 \$128,374.80 0.69%
1960 \$130,580.55 1.72%
1961 \$131,904.01 1.01%
1962 \$133,227.46 1.00%
1963 \$134,992.06 1.32%
1964 \$136,756.66 1.31%
1965 \$138,962.41 1.61%
1966 \$142,932.77 2.86%
1967 \$147,344.27 3.09%
1968 \$153,520.38 4.19%
1969 \$161,902.24 5.46%
1970 \$171,166.40 5.72%
1971 \$178,665.96 4.38%
1972 \$184,400.92 3.21%
1973 \$195,870.83 6.22%
1974 \$217,487.21 11.04%
1975 \$237,338.98 9.13%
1976 \$251,014.65 5.76%
1977 \$267,337.22 6.50%
1978 \$287,630.14 7.59%
1979 \$320,275.28 11.35%
1980 \$363,508.03 13.50%
1981 \$401,005.82 10.32%
1982 \$425,710.25 6.16%
1983 \$439,385.92 3.21%
1984 \$458,355.39 4.32%
1985 \$474,677.96 3.56%
1986 \$483,500.97 1.86%
1987 \$501,146.99 3.65%
1988 \$521,881.07 4.14%
1989 \$547,026.65 4.82%
1990 \$576,583.73 5.40%
1991 \$600,847.01 4.21%
1992 \$618,934.18 3.01%
1993 \$637,462.50 2.99%
1994 \$653,785.07 2.56%
1995 \$672,313.39 2.83%
1996 \$692,165.17 2.95%
1997 \$708,046.59 2.29%
1998 \$719,075.35 1.56%
1999 \$734,956.77 2.21%
2000 \$759,661.20 3.36%
2001 \$781,277.57 2.85%
2002 \$793,629.79 1.58%
2003 \$811,716.96 2.28%
2004 \$833,333.33 2.66%
2005 \$861,566.97 3.39%
2006 \$889,359.45 3.23%
2007 \$914,690.31 2.85%
2008 \$949,810.31 3.84%
2009 \$946,431.09 -0.36%
2010 \$961,955.18 1.64%
2011 \$992,319.57 3.16%
2012 \$1,012,855.13 2.07%
2013 \$1,027,691.02 1.46%
2014 \$1,044,362.10 1.62%
2015 \$1,045,601.73 0.12%
2016 \$1,058,792.13 1.26%
2017 \$1,079,874.71 1.99%
2018 \$1,109,890.59 2.78%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

### News headlines from 1875

Politics and news often influence economic performance. Here's what was happening at the time:

• Verney Cameroon becomes the first European to reach Benguela in Angola.
• Alexander Graham Bell makes the first sound transmission.
• The Pacific Stock Exchange is opened for the first time.

### Inflation Data Source

Raw data for these calculations comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics' (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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