# \$200 in 1925 → \$2,852.05 in 2018

## Inflation Calculator

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### U.S. Inflation Rate, 1925-2018 (\$200)

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics consumer price index, the dollar experienced an average inflation rate of 2.90% per year. Prices in 2018 are 1326.0% higher than prices in 1925.

In other words, \$200 in the year 1925 is equivalent in purchasing power to \$2,852.05 in 2018, a difference of \$2,652.05 over 93 years.

Compared to last year's annual rate, the inflation rate in 2018 is now 1.95%1. If this number holds, \$200 today would be equivalent to \$203.90 next year. The current inflation rate page gives more detail on the latest official inflation rates.

 Cumulative price change 1326.03% Average inflation rate 2.90% Price difference (\$200 base) \$2,652.05 CPI in 1925 17.5 CPI in 2018 249.554

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### How to calculate the inflation rate for \$200 since 1925

This inflation calculator uses the following inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2018 / CPI in 1925 * 1925 USD value = 2018 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The U.S. CPI was 17.5 in the year 1925 and 249.554 in 2018:

249.554 / 17.5 * \$200 = \$2,852.05

\$200 in 1925 has the same "purchasing power" as \$2,852.05 in 2018.

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

• The Ku Klux Klan's first national march takes place in Washington.
• The last Qajar Shah of Iran is deposed with Reza Shah Pahlavi taking over.
• Scopes monkey trial ends in Dayton, Tennessee, finding John T. Scopes guilty of teaching evolution.

### 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: “\$200 in 1925 → 2018 | Inflation Calculator.” U.S. Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 24 May. 2018, https://www.officialdata.org/1925-dollars?amount=200.