# \$100 in 2018 → \$270.01 in 2050

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## Prediction: Value of \$100 from 2018 to 2050

\$100 in 2018 is equivalent in purchasing power to about \$270.01 in 2050, an increase of \$170.01 over 32 years. The dollar had an average inflation rate of 3.15% per year between 2018 and 2050, producing a cumulative price increase of 170.01%. The buying power of \$100 in 2018 is predicted to be equivalent to \$270.01 in 2050.

This calculation is based on future inflation assumption of 3.00% per year. Use the calculator on the left to change this prediction. Or, use the annual inflation rate calculator to view inflation in the past.

 Cumulative price change 170.01% Average inflation rate 3.15% Converted amount\$100 base \$270.01 Price difference\$100 base \$170.01 CPI in 2018 251.230 Inflation in 2018 2.49% \$100 in 2018 \$270.01 in 2050

USD inflation since 2018
Annual Rate, the Bureau of Labor Statistics CPI

## Buying power of \$100 in 2050

This chart shows a calculation of buying power equivalence for \$100 in 2018 (price index tracking began in 1635).

For example, if you started with \$100, you would need to end with \$270.01 in order to "adjust" for inflation (sometimes refered to as "beating inflation").

Future inflation is estimated at 3.00%.

When \$100 is equivalent to \$270.01 over time, that means that the "real value" of a single U.S. dollar decreases over time. In other words, a dollar will pay for fewer items at the store.

This effect explains how inflation erodes the value of a dollar over time. By calculating the value in 2018 dollars, the chart below shows how \$100 is worth less over 32 years.

This table shows the results of the inflation prediction, with base values from the Bureau of Labor Statistics:

Dollar inflation: 2018-2050
YearDollar ValueInflation Rate
2018\$100.002.49%
2019\$101.761.76%
2020\$103.021.23%
2021\$107.864.70%
2022\$116.498.00%
2023\$121.284.12%
2024\$125.203.23%
2025\$128.963.00%
2026\$132.823.00%
2027\$136.813.00%
2028\$140.913.00%
2029\$145.143.00%
2030\$149.503.00%
2031\$153.983.00%
2032\$158.603.00%
2033\$163.363.00%
2034\$168.263.00%
2035\$173.313.00%
2036\$178.513.00%
2037\$183.863.00%
2038\$189.383.00%
2039\$195.063.00%
2040\$200.913.00%
2041\$206.943.00%
2042\$213.143.00%
2043\$219.543.00%
2044\$226.133.00%
2045\$232.913.00%
2046\$239.903.00%
2047\$247.093.00%
2048\$254.513.00%
2049\$262.143.00%
2050\$270.013.00%
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## Data source & citation

Raw data for these calculations comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics' (CPI), established in 1913. Price index data from 1774 to 1912 is sourced from a historical study conducted by political science professor Robert Sahr at Oregon State University and from the American Antiquarian Society. Price index data from 1634 to 1773 is from the American Antiquarian Society, using British pound equivalents.

You may use the following MLA citation for this page: “2050 Inflation Prediction | Future Inflation Calculator.” Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 15 Aug. 2024, https://www.officialdata.org/2018-dollars-in-2050?amount=100&future_pct=0.03.

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