# \$30 in 1915 → \$747.30 in 2018

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### U.S. Inflation Rate, \$30 in 1915 to 2018

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics consumer price index, the dollar experienced an average inflation rate of 3.17% per year. Prices in 2018 are 2391.0% higher than prices in 1915.

In other words, \$30 in 1915 is equivalent in purchasing power to \$747.30 in 2018, a difference of \$717.30 over 103 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.

 Cumulative price change 2391.00% Average inflation rate 3.17% Converted amount (\$30 base) \$747.30 Price difference (\$30 base) \$717.30 CPI in 1915 10.1 CPI in 2018 251.59

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### How to calculate the inflation rate for \$30 since 1915

This inflation calculator uses the following inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2018 / CPI in 1915 * 1915 USD value = 2018 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The U.S. CPI was 10.1 in the year 1915 and 251.59 in 2018:

251.59 / 10.1 * \$30 = \$747.30

\$30 in 1915 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as \$747.30 in 2018.

Here are calculations of buying power over time for \$30 in 1915 (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
1915 \$30.00 1.00%
1916 \$32.38 7.92%
1917 \$38.02 17.43%
1918 \$44.85 17.97%
1919 \$51.39 14.57%
1920 \$59.41 15.61%
1921 \$53.17 -10.50%
1922 \$49.90 -6.15%
1923 \$50.79 1.79%
1924 \$50.79 0.00%
1925 \$51.98 2.34%
1926 \$52.57 1.14%
1927 \$51.68 -1.69%
1928 \$50.79 -1.72%
1929 \$50.79 0.00%
1930 \$49.60 -2.34%
1931 \$45.15 -8.98%
1932 \$40.69 -9.87%
1933 \$38.61 -5.11%
1934 \$39.80 3.08%
1935 \$40.69 2.24%
1936 \$41.29 1.46%
1937 \$42.77 3.60%
1938 \$41.88 -2.08%
1939 \$41.29 -1.42%
1940 \$41.58 0.72%
1941 \$43.66 5.00%
1942 \$48.42 10.88%
1943 \$51.39 6.13%
1944 \$52.28 1.73%
1945 \$53.47 2.27%
1946 \$57.92 8.33%
1947 \$66.24 14.36%
1948 \$71.58 8.07%
1949 \$70.69 -1.24%
1950 \$71.58 1.26%
1951 \$77.23 7.88%
1952 \$78.71 1.92%
1953 \$79.31 0.75%
1954 \$79.90 0.75%
1955 \$79.60 -0.37%
1956 \$80.79 1.49%
1957 \$83.47 3.31%
1958 \$85.84 2.85%
1959 \$86.44 0.69%
1960 \$87.92 1.72%
1961 \$88.81 1.01%
1962 \$89.70 1.00%
1963 \$90.89 1.32%
1964 \$92.08 1.31%
1965 \$93.56 1.61%
1966 \$96.24 2.86%
1967 \$99.21 3.09%
1968 \$103.37 4.19%
1969 \$109.01 5.46%
1970 \$115.25 5.72%
1971 \$120.30 4.38%
1972 \$124.16 3.21%
1973 \$131.88 6.22%
1974 \$146.44 11.04%
1975 \$159.80 9.13%
1976 \$169.01 5.76%
1977 \$180.00 6.50%
1978 \$193.66 7.59%
1979 \$215.64 11.35%
1980 \$244.75 13.50%
1981 \$270.00 10.32%
1982 \$286.63 6.16%
1983 \$295.84 3.21%
1984 \$308.61 4.32%
1985 \$319.60 3.56%
1986 \$325.54 1.86%
1987 \$337.43 3.65%
1988 \$351.39 4.14%
1989 \$368.32 4.82%
1990 \$388.22 5.40%
1991 \$404.55 4.21%
1992 \$416.73 3.01%
1993 \$429.21 2.99%
1994 \$440.20 2.56%
1995 \$452.67 2.83%
1996 \$466.04 2.95%
1997 \$476.73 2.29%
1998 \$484.16 1.56%
1999 \$494.85 2.21%
2000 \$511.49 3.36%
2001 \$526.04 2.85%
2002 \$534.36 1.58%
2003 \$546.53 2.28%
2004 \$561.09 2.66%
2005 \$580.10 3.39%
2006 \$598.81 3.23%
2007 \$615.87 2.85%
2008 \$639.51 3.84%
2009 \$637.24 -0.36%
2010 \$647.69 1.64%
2011 \$668.14 3.16%
2012 \$681.96 2.07%
2013 \$691.95 1.46%
2014 \$703.18 1.62%
2015 \$704.01 0.12%
2016 \$712.89 1.26%
2017 \$727.09 1.99%
2018 \$747.30 2.78%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.