$30 in 1910 → $768.39 in 2018

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U.S. Inflation Rate, $30 in 1910 to 2018

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics consumer price index, the dollar experienced an average inflation rate of 3.05% per year. Prices in 2018 are 2461.3% higher than prices in 1910.

In other words, $30 in 1910 is equivalent in purchasing power to $768.39 in 2018, a difference of $738.39 over 108 years.

The current inflation rate is now 2.80%1. If this number holds, $30 today will be equivalent to $30.84 next year. The current inflation rate page gives more detail on the latest official inflation rates.

Inflation from 1910 to 2018
Cumulative price change 2461.30%
Average inflation rate 3.05%
Converted amount ($30 base) $768.39
Price difference ($30 base) $738.39
CPI in 2018 251.59


U.S. inflation chart since 1665


Inflation rates for specific categories

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Inflation-adjusted measures

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Buying power of $30 since 1910

Below are calculations of buying power over time for $30 in 1910 (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
1910 $30.00 -
1911 $30.00 0.00%
1912 $30.58 1.92%
1913 $30.24 -1.10%
1914 $30.54 1.01%
1915 $30.85 1.00%
1916 $33.29 7.92%
1917 $39.09 17.43%
1918 $46.12 17.97%
1919 $52.84 14.57%
1920 $61.08 15.61%
1921 $54.67 -10.50%
1922 $51.31 -6.15%
1923 $52.23 1.79%
1924 $52.23 0.00%
1925 $53.45 2.34%
1926 $54.06 1.14%
1927 $53.14 -1.69%
1928 $52.23 -1.72%
1929 $52.23 0.00%
1930 $51.00 -2.34%
1931 $46.42 -8.98%
1932 $41.84 -9.87%
1933 $39.70 -5.11%
1934 $40.93 3.08%
1935 $41.84 2.24%
1936 $42.45 1.46%
1937 $43.98 3.60%
1938 $43.06 -2.08%
1939 $42.45 -1.42%
1940 $42.76 0.72%
1941 $44.90 5.00%
1942 $49.78 10.88%
1943 $52.84 6.13%
1944 $53.75 1.73%
1945 $54.97 2.27%
1946 $59.56 8.33%
1947 $68.11 14.36%
1948 $73.60 8.07%
1949 $72.69 -1.24%
1950 $73.60 1.26%
1951 $79.41 7.88%
1952 $80.93 1.92%
1953 $81.54 0.75%
1954 $82.16 0.75%
1955 $81.85 -0.37%
1956 $83.07 1.49%
1957 $85.82 3.31%
1958 $88.26 2.85%
1959 $88.87 0.69%
1960 $90.40 1.72%
1961 $91.32 1.01%
1962 $92.23 1.00%
1963 $93.46 1.32%
1964 $94.68 1.31%
1965 $96.20 1.61%
1966 $98.95 2.86%
1967 $102.01 3.09%
1968 $106.28 4.19%
1969 $112.09 5.46%
1970 $118.50 5.72%
1971 $123.69 4.38%
1972 $127.66 3.21%
1973 $135.60 6.22%
1974 $150.57 11.04%
1975 $164.31 9.13%
1976 $173.78 5.76%
1977 $185.08 6.50%
1978 $199.13 7.59%
1979 $221.73 11.35%
1980 $251.66 13.50%
1981 $277.62 10.32%
1982 $294.72 6.16%
1983 $304.19 3.21%
1984 $317.32 4.32%
1985 $328.62 3.56%
1986 $334.73 1.86%
1987 $346.95 3.65%
1988 $361.30 4.14%
1989 $378.71 4.82%
1990 $399.17 5.40%
1991 $415.97 4.21%
1992 $428.49 3.01%
1993 $441.32 2.99%
1994 $452.62 2.56%
1995 $465.45 2.83%
1996 $479.19 2.95%
1997 $490.19 2.29%
1998 $497.82 1.56%
1999 $508.82 2.21%
2000 $525.92 3.36%
2001 $540.88 2.85%
2002 $549.44 1.58%
2003 $561.96 2.28%
2004 $576.92 2.66%
2005 $596.47 3.39%
2006 $615.71 3.23%
2007 $633.25 2.85%
2008 $657.56 3.84%
2009 $655.22 -0.36%
2010 $665.97 1.64%
2011 $686.99 3.16%
2012 $701.21 2.07%
2013 $711.48 1.46%
2014 $723.02 1.62%
2015 $723.88 0.12%
2016 $733.01 1.26%
2017 $747.61 1.99%
2018 $768.39 2.78%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

News headlines from 1910

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

  • Alice Stebbins Wells becomes the first female police officer in the U.S.
  • Englishman Claude Grahame-White becomes the first person to attempt powered flight at night.
  • Union of South Africa declares independence.
  • The Buffalo Bill Dam in Wyoming is completed.

Data Source & Citation

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.

You may use the following MLA citation for this page: “$30 in 1910 → 2018 | Inflation Calculator.” U.S. Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 24 Jun. 2018, https://www.officialdata.org/1910-dollars?amount=30.


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