# \$4,000 in 1935 → \$72,862.48 in 2018

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### U.S. Inflation Rate, 1935-2018 (\$4,000)

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics consumer price index, the dollar experienced an average inflation rate of 3.56% per year. Prices in 2018 are 1721.6% higher than prices in 1935.

In other words, \$4,000 in the year 1935 is equivalent in purchasing power to \$72,862.48 in 2018, a difference of \$68,862.48 over 83 years.

Compared to last year's annual rate, the inflation rate in 2018 is now 1.95%1. If this number holds, \$4,000 today would be equivalent to \$4,077.91 next year. The current inflation rate page gives more detail on the latest official inflation rates.

 Cumulative price change 1721.56% Average inflation rate 3.56% Price difference (\$4,000 base) \$68,862.48 CPI in 1935 13.7 CPI in 2018 249.554

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### How to calculate the inflation rate for \$4,000 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 249.554 in 2018:

249.554 / 13.7 * \$4,000 = \$72,862.48

\$4,000 in 1935 has the same "purchasing power" as \$72,862.48 in 2018.