# \$10,000 in 1920 → \$125,795.00 in 2018

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### U.S. Inflation Rate, \$10,000 in 1920 to 2018

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics consumer price index, the dollar experienced an average inflation rate of 2.62% per year. Prices in 2018 are 1158.0% higher than prices in 1920.

In other words, \$10,000 in 1920 is equivalent in purchasing power to \$125,795.00 in 2018, a difference of \$115,795.00 over 98 years.

The current inflation rate is now 2.80%1. If this number holds, \$10,000 today will be equivalent to \$10,280.10 next year. The current inflation rate page gives more detail on the latest official inflation rates.

 Cumulative price change 1157.95% Average inflation rate 2.62% Converted amount (\$10,000 base) \$125,795.00 Price difference (\$10,000 base) \$115,795.00 CPI in 1920 20 CPI in 2018 251.59

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### How to calculate the inflation rate for \$10,000 since 1920

This inflation calculator uses the following inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2018 / CPI in 1920 * 1920 USD value = 2018 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The U.S. CPI was 20 in the year 1920 and 251.59 in 2018:

251.59 / 20 * \$10,000 = \$125,795.00

\$10,000 in 1920 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as \$125,795.00 in 2018.

Here are calculations of buying power over time for \$10,000 in 1920 (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
1920 \$10,000.00 15.61%
1921 \$8,950.00 -10.50%
1922 \$8,400.00 -6.15%
1923 \$8,550.00 1.79%
1924 \$8,550.00 0.00%
1925 \$8,750.00 2.34%
1926 \$8,850.00 1.14%
1927 \$8,700.00 -1.69%
1928 \$8,550.00 -1.72%
1929 \$8,550.00 0.00%
1930 \$8,350.00 -2.34%
1931 \$7,600.00 -8.98%
1932 \$6,850.00 -9.87%
1933 \$6,500.00 -5.11%
1934 \$6,700.00 3.08%
1935 \$6,850.00 2.24%
1936 \$6,950.00 1.46%
1937 \$7,200.00 3.60%
1938 \$7,050.00 -2.08%
1939 \$6,950.00 -1.42%
1940 \$7,000.00 0.72%
1941 \$7,350.00 5.00%
1942 \$8,150.00 10.88%
1943 \$8,650.00 6.13%
1944 \$8,800.00 1.73%
1945 \$9,000.00 2.27%
1946 \$9,750.00 8.33%
1947 \$11,150.00 14.36%
1948 \$12,050.00 8.07%
1949 \$11,900.00 -1.24%
1950 \$12,050.00 1.26%
1951 \$13,000.00 7.88%
1952 \$13,250.00 1.92%
1953 \$13,350.00 0.75%
1954 \$13,450.00 0.75%
1955 \$13,400.00 -0.37%
1956 \$13,600.00 1.49%
1957 \$14,050.00 3.31%
1958 \$14,450.00 2.85%
1959 \$14,550.00 0.69%
1960 \$14,800.00 1.72%
1961 \$14,950.00 1.01%
1962 \$15,100.00 1.00%
1963 \$15,300.00 1.32%
1964 \$15,500.00 1.31%
1965 \$15,750.00 1.61%
1966 \$16,200.00 2.86%
1967 \$16,700.00 3.09%
1968 \$17,400.00 4.19%
1969 \$18,350.00 5.46%
1970 \$19,400.00 5.72%
1971 \$20,250.00 4.38%
1972 \$20,900.00 3.21%
1973 \$22,200.00 6.22%
1974 \$24,650.00 11.04%
1975 \$26,900.00 9.13%
1976 \$28,450.00 5.76%
1977 \$30,300.00 6.50%
1978 \$32,600.00 7.59%
1979 \$36,300.00 11.35%
1980 \$41,200.00 13.50%
1981 \$45,450.00 10.32%
1982 \$48,250.00 6.16%
1983 \$49,800.00 3.21%
1984 \$51,950.00 4.32%
1985 \$53,800.00 3.56%
1986 \$54,800.00 1.86%
1987 \$56,800.00 3.65%
1988 \$59,150.00 4.14%
1989 \$62,000.00 4.82%
1990 \$65,350.00 5.40%
1991 \$68,100.00 4.21%
1992 \$70,150.00 3.01%
1993 \$72,250.00 2.99%
1994 \$74,100.00 2.56%
1995 \$76,200.00 2.83%
1996 \$78,450.00 2.95%
1997 \$80,250.00 2.29%
1998 \$81,500.00 1.56%
1999 \$83,300.00 2.21%
2000 \$86,100.00 3.36%
2001 \$88,550.00 2.85%
2002 \$89,950.00 1.58%
2003 \$92,000.00 2.28%
2004 \$94,450.00 2.66%
2005 \$97,650.00 3.39%
2006 \$100,800.00 3.23%
2007 \$103,671.00 2.85%
2008 \$107,651.50 3.84%
2009 \$107,268.50 -0.36%
2010 \$109,028.00 1.64%
2011 \$112,469.50 3.16%
2012 \$114,797.00 2.07%
2013 \$116,478.50 1.46%
2014 \$118,368.00 1.62%
2015 \$118,508.50 0.12%
2016 \$120,003.50 1.26%
2017 \$122,393.00 1.99%
2018 \$125,795.00 2.78%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.