$18.75 in 1913 → $463.61 in 2017

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U.S. Inflation Rate, 1913-2017 ($18.75)

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics consumer price index, the dollar experienced an average inflation rate of 3.13% per year. Prices in 2017 are 2372.6% higher than prices in 1913.

In other words, $18.75 in the year 1913 is equivalent in purchasing power to $463.61 in 2017, a difference of $444.86 over 104 years.

The inflation rate in 2017 was 1.99%.

Inflation from 1913 to 2017
Cumulative price change 2372.59%
Average inflation rate 3.13%
Price difference ($18.75 base) $444.86
CPI in 1913 9.9
CPI in 2017 244.786


U.S. inflation from 1913 to 2017


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How to calculate the inflation rate for $18.75, 1913 to 2017

This inflation calculator uses the following inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2017 / CPI in 1913 * 1913 USD value = 2017 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The U.S. CPI was 9.9 in the year 1913 and 244.786 in 2017:

244.786 / 9.9 * $18.75 = $463.61

$18.75 in 1913 has the same "purchasing power" as $463.61 in 2017.


News headlines from 1913

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

  • The House of Commons accepts Home Rule for Ireland.
  • China's first parliament is opened in Beijing.
  • The nation of Albania is formed.
  • The Ford Motor Company introduces the first moving assembly line.

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.

You may use the following MLA citation for this page: “$18.75 in 1913 → 2017 | Inflation Calculator.” U.S. Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 22 May. 2018, https://www.officialdata.org/1913-dollars-in-2017?amount=18.75.


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