# \$1,000 in 1990 → \$1,872.88 in 2017

## Inflation Calculator

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### U.S. Inflation Rate, 1990-2017 (\$1,000)

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics consumer price index, the dollar experienced an average inflation rate of 2.35% per year. Prices in 2017 are 87.3% higher than prices in 1990.

In other words, \$1,000 in the year 1990 is equivalent in purchasing power to \$1,872.88 in 2017, a difference of \$872.88 over 27 years.

The inflation rate in 2017 was 1.99%.

 Cumulative price change 87.29% Average inflation rate 2.35% Price difference (\$1,000 base) \$872.88 CPI in 1990 130.7 CPI in 2017 244.786

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### How to calculate the inflation rate for \$1,000, 1990 to 2017

This inflation calculator uses the following inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2017 / CPI in 1990 * 1990 USD value = 2017 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The U.S. CPI was 130.7 in the year 1990 and 244.786 in 2017:

244.786 / 130.7 * \$1,000 = \$1,872.88

\$1,000 in 1990 has the same "purchasing power" as \$1,872.88 in 2017.