# \$2,500 in 1935 → \$45,910.58 in 2018

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### U.S. Inflation Rate, \$2,500 in 1935 to 2018

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics consumer price index, the dollar experienced an average inflation rate of 3.57% per year. Prices in 2018 are 1736.4% higher than prices in 1935.

In other words, \$2,500 in 1935 is equivalent in purchasing power to \$45,910.58 in 2018, a difference of \$43,410.58 over 83 years.

The current inflation rate is now 2.80%1. If this number holds, \$2,500 today will be equivalent to \$2,570.03 next year. The current inflation rate page gives more detail on the latest official inflation rates.

 Cumulative price change 1736.42% Average inflation rate 3.57% Converted amount (\$2,500 base) \$45,910.58 Price difference (\$2,500 base) \$43,410.58 CPI in 1935 13.7 CPI in 2018 251.59

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### How to calculate the inflation rate for \$2,500 since 1935

This inflation calculator uses the following inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2018 / CPI in 1935 * 1935 USD value = 2018 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The U.S. CPI was 13.7 in the year 1935 and 251.59 in 2018:

251.59 / 13.7 * \$2,500 = \$45,910.58

\$2,500 in 1935 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as \$45,910.58 in 2018.

Here are calculations of buying power over time for \$2,500 in 1935 (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
1935 \$2,500.00 2.24%
1936 \$2,536.50 1.46%
1937 \$2,627.74 3.60%
1938 \$2,572.99 -2.08%
1939 \$2,536.50 -1.42%
1940 \$2,554.74 0.72%
1941 \$2,682.48 5.00%
1942 \$2,974.45 10.88%
1943 \$3,156.93 6.13%
1944 \$3,211.68 1.73%
1945 \$3,284.67 2.27%
1946 \$3,558.39 8.33%
1947 \$4,069.34 14.36%
1948 \$4,397.81 8.07%
1949 \$4,343.07 -1.24%
1950 \$4,397.81 1.26%
1951 \$4,744.53 7.88%
1952 \$4,835.77 1.92%
1953 \$4,872.26 0.75%
1954 \$4,908.76 0.75%
1955 \$4,890.51 -0.37%
1956 \$4,963.50 1.49%
1957 \$5,127.74 3.31%
1958 \$5,273.72 2.85%
1959 \$5,310.22 0.69%
1960 \$5,401.46 1.72%
1961 \$5,456.20 1.01%
1962 \$5,510.95 1.00%
1963 \$5,583.94 1.32%
1964 \$5,656.93 1.31%
1965 \$5,748.18 1.61%
1966 \$5,912.41 2.86%
1967 \$6,094.89 3.09%
1968 \$6,350.36 4.19%
1969 \$6,697.08 5.46%
1970 \$7,080.29 5.72%
1971 \$7,390.51 4.38%
1972 \$7,627.74 3.21%
1973 \$8,102.19 6.22%
1974 \$8,996.35 11.04%
1975 \$9,817.52 9.13%
1976 \$10,383.21 5.76%
1977 \$11,058.39 6.50%
1978 \$11,897.81 7.59%
1979 \$13,248.18 11.35%
1980 \$15,036.50 13.50%
1981 \$16,587.59 10.32%
1982 \$17,609.49 6.16%
1983 \$18,175.18 3.21%
1984 \$18,959.85 4.32%
1985 \$19,635.04 3.56%
1986 \$20,000.00 1.86%
1987 \$20,729.93 3.65%
1988 \$21,587.59 4.14%
1989 \$22,627.74 4.82%
1990 \$23,850.36 5.40%
1991 \$24,854.01 4.21%
1992 \$25,602.19 3.01%
1993 \$26,368.61 2.99%
1994 \$27,043.80 2.56%
1995 \$27,810.22 2.83%
1996 \$28,631.39 2.95%
1997 \$29,288.32 2.29%
1998 \$29,744.53 1.56%
1999 \$30,401.46 2.21%
2000 \$31,423.36 3.36%
2001 \$32,317.52 2.85%
2002 \$32,828.47 1.58%
2003 \$33,576.64 2.28%
2004 \$34,470.80 2.66%
2005 \$35,638.69 3.39%
2006 \$36,788.32 3.23%
2007 \$37,836.13 2.85%
2008 \$39,288.87 3.84%
2009 \$39,149.09 -0.36%
2010 \$39,791.24 1.64%
2011 \$41,047.26 3.16%
2012 \$41,896.72 2.07%
2013 \$42,510.40 1.46%
2014 \$43,200.00 1.62%
2015 \$43,251.28 0.12%
2016 \$43,796.90 1.26%
2017 \$44,668.98 1.99%
2018 \$45,910.58 2.78%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.