# \$1 in 2000 → \$1.45 in 2018

## Inflation Calculator

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### U.S. Inflation Rate, 2000-2018 (\$1)

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics consumer price index, the dollar experienced an average inflation rate of 2.09% per year. Prices in 2018 are 45.0% higher than prices in 2000.

In other words, \$1 in the year 2000 is equivalent in purchasing power to \$1.45 in 2018, a difference of \$0.45 over 18 years.

Compared to last year's annual rate, the inflation rate in 2018 is now 1.95%1. If this number holds, \$1 today would be equivalent to \$1.02 next year. The current inflation rate page gives more detail on the latest official inflation rates.

 Cumulative price change 45.00% Average inflation rate 2.09% Price difference (\$1 base) \$0.45 CPI in 2000 172.2 CPI in 2018 249.554

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### How to calculate the inflation rate for \$1 since 2000

This inflation calculator uses the following inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2018 / CPI in 2000 * 2000 USD value = 2018 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The U.S. CPI was 172.2 in the year 2000 and 249.554 in 2018:

249.554 / 172.2 * \$1 = \$1.45

\$1 in 2000 has the same "purchasing power" as \$1.45 in 2018.