# \$5,000 in 1925 → \$71,882.86 in 2018

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### U.S. Inflation Rate, \$5,000 in 1925 to 2018

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics consumer price index, the dollar experienced an average inflation rate of 2.91% per year. Prices in 2018 are 1337.7% higher than prices in 1925.

In other words, \$5,000 in 1925 is equivalent in purchasing power to \$71,882.86 in 2018, a difference of \$66,882.86 over 93 years.

The current inflation rate is now 2.80%1. If this number holds, \$5,000 today will be equivalent to \$5,140.05 next year. The current inflation rate page gives more detail on the latest official inflation rates.

 Cumulative price change 1337.66% Average inflation rate 2.91% Converted amount (\$5,000 base) \$71,882.86 Price difference (\$5,000 base) \$66,882.86 CPI in 1925 17.5 CPI in 2018 251.59

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### How to calculate the inflation rate for \$5,000 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 251.59 in 2018:

251.59 / 17.5 * \$5,000 = \$71,882.86

\$5,000 in 1925 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as \$71,882.86 in 2018.

Here are calculations of buying power over time for \$5,000 in 1925 (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
1925 \$5,000.00 2.34%
1926 \$5,057.14 1.14%
1927 \$4,971.43 -1.69%
1928 \$4,885.71 -1.72%
1929 \$4,885.71 0.00%
1930 \$4,771.43 -2.34%
1931 \$4,342.86 -8.98%
1932 \$3,914.29 -9.87%
1933 \$3,714.29 -5.11%
1934 \$3,828.57 3.08%
1935 \$3,914.29 2.24%
1936 \$3,971.43 1.46%
1937 \$4,114.29 3.60%
1938 \$4,028.57 -2.08%
1939 \$3,971.43 -1.42%
1940 \$4,000.00 0.72%
1941 \$4,200.00 5.00%
1942 \$4,657.14 10.88%
1943 \$4,942.86 6.13%
1944 \$5,028.57 1.73%
1945 \$5,142.86 2.27%
1946 \$5,571.43 8.33%
1947 \$6,371.43 14.36%
1948 \$6,885.71 8.07%
1949 \$6,800.00 -1.24%
1950 \$6,885.71 1.26%
1951 \$7,428.57 7.88%
1952 \$7,571.43 1.92%
1953 \$7,628.57 0.75%
1954 \$7,685.71 0.75%
1955 \$7,657.14 -0.37%
1956 \$7,771.43 1.49%
1957 \$8,028.57 3.31%
1958 \$8,257.14 2.85%
1959 \$8,314.29 0.69%
1960 \$8,457.14 1.72%
1961 \$8,542.86 1.01%
1962 \$8,628.57 1.00%
1963 \$8,742.86 1.32%
1964 \$8,857.14 1.31%
1965 \$9,000.00 1.61%
1966 \$9,257.14 2.86%
1967 \$9,542.86 3.09%
1968 \$9,942.86 4.19%
1969 \$10,485.71 5.46%
1970 \$11,085.71 5.72%
1971 \$11,571.43 4.38%
1972 \$11,942.86 3.21%
1973 \$12,685.71 6.22%
1974 \$14,085.71 11.04%
1975 \$15,371.43 9.13%
1976 \$16,257.14 5.76%
1977 \$17,314.29 6.50%
1978 \$18,628.57 7.59%
1979 \$20,742.86 11.35%
1980 \$23,542.86 13.50%
1981 \$25,971.43 10.32%
1982 \$27,571.43 6.16%
1983 \$28,457.14 3.21%
1984 \$29,685.71 4.32%
1985 \$30,742.86 3.56%
1986 \$31,314.29 1.86%
1987 \$32,457.14 3.65%
1988 \$33,800.00 4.14%
1989 \$35,428.57 4.82%
1990 \$37,342.86 5.40%
1991 \$38,914.29 4.21%
1992 \$40,085.71 3.01%
1993 \$41,285.71 2.99%
1994 \$42,342.86 2.56%
1995 \$43,542.86 2.83%
1996 \$44,828.57 2.95%
1997 \$45,857.14 2.29%
1998 \$46,571.43 1.56%
1999 \$47,600.00 2.21%
2000 \$49,200.00 3.36%
2001 \$50,600.00 2.85%
2002 \$51,400.00 1.58%
2003 \$52,571.43 2.28%
2004 \$53,971.43 2.66%
2005 \$55,800.00 3.39%
2006 \$57,600.00 3.23%
2007 \$59,240.57 2.85%
2008 \$61,515.14 3.84%
2009 \$61,296.29 -0.36%
2010 \$62,301.71 1.64%
2011 \$64,268.29 3.16%
2012 \$65,598.29 2.07%
2013 \$66,559.14 1.46%
2014 \$67,638.86 1.62%
2015 \$67,719.14 0.12%
2016 \$68,573.43 1.26%
2017 \$69,938.86 1.99%
2018 \$71,882.86 2.78%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.