$100 in 2006 → $121.42 in 2017

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U.S. Inflation Rate, 2006-2017 ($100)

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics consumer price index, the dollar experienced an average inflation rate of 1.78% per year. Prices in 2017 are 21.4% higher than prices in 2006.

In other words, $100 in the year 2006 is equivalent in purchasing power to $121.42 in 2017, a difference of $21.42 over 11 years.

The inflation rate in 2017 was 1.99%.

Inflation from 2006 to 2017
Cumulative price change 21.42%
Average inflation rate 1.78%
Price difference ($100 base) $21.42
CPI in 2006 201.6
CPI in 2017 244.786


U.S. inflation from 1913 to 2017


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How to calculate the inflation rate for $100, 2006 to 2017

This inflation calculator uses the following inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2017 / CPI in 2006 * 2006 USD value = 2017 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The U.S. CPI was 201.6 in the year 2006 and 244.786 in 2017:

244.786 / 201.6 * $100 = $121.42

$100 in 2006 has the same "purchasing power" as $121.42 in 2017.


News headlines from 2006

Politics and news often influence economic performance. Here's what was happening at the time:

  • Nepali security forces injure 243 pro-democracy protesters.
  • North Kora is alleged to have tested its first nuclear device.

Inflation Data Source

Raw data for these calculations comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics' (CPI), established in 1913. Inflation data from 1665 to 1912 is sourced from a historical study conducted by political science professor Robert Sahr at Oregon State University.

You may use the following MLA citation for this page: “2006 dollars in 2017 | Inflation Calculator.” U.S. Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 18 May. 2018, https://www.officialdata.org/2006-dollars-in-2017.


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