Transportation services priced at $0.21 in 1935 $5.77 in 2019

Historical Price Inflation for Transportation services

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Prices for Transportation Services, 1935-2019 ($0.21)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for transportation services were 2,647.94% higher in 2019 versus 1935 (a $5.56 difference in value).

Between 1935 and 2019: Transportation services experienced an average inflation rate of 4.02% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, transportation services costing $0.21 in the year 1935 would cost $5.77 in 2019 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 3.54% during this same period, inflation for transportation services was higher.

Price Inflation for Transportation services since 1935

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 1976 (14.14%), 1980 (14%), and 1948 (12.42%).

Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Transportation services:

Year 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
CPI 11.800 11.750 11.700 11.780 11.800 11.800 11.840 12.540 12.480 12.500 12.500 12.740 13.200 14.840 16.420 17.460 19.120 20.460 21.720 22.660 22.660 23.000 24.108 25.623 26.515 27.215 27.831 28.254 28.585 29.200 30.338 31.600 32.623 33.931 36.308 40.177 43.423 44.400 44.677 46.323 49.831 56.877 61.477 64.431 69.469 79.192 88.638 96.100 99.115 104.800 110.000 116.308 121.900 128.023 135.608 144.162 151.154 155.662 162.885 168.569 175.854 180.454 185.023 187.869 190.669 196.092 201.862 209.123 216.315 220.562 225.654 230.754 233.731 244.074 251.031 259.823 268.002 272.858 280.002 285.255 291.012 299.427 309.915 321.814 324.257

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Buying power of $0.21 since 1935

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Transportation services, over time, for $0.21 beginning in 1935. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

Year USD Value Inflation Rate
1935 $0.21 -
1936 $0.21 -0.42%
1937 $0.21 -0.43%
1938 $0.21 0.68%
1939 $0.21 0.17%
1940 $0.21 0.00%
1941 $0.21 0.34%
1942 $0.22 5.91%
1943 $0.22 -0.48%
1944 $0.22 0.16%
1945 $0.22 0.00%
1946 $0.23 1.92%
1947 $0.23 3.61%
1948 $0.26 12.42%
1949 $0.29 10.65%
1950 $0.31 6.33%
1951 $0.34 9.51%
1952 $0.36 7.01%
1953 $0.39 6.16%
1954 $0.40 4.33%
1955 $0.40 0.00%
1956 $0.41 1.50%
1957 $0.43 4.82%
1958 $0.46 6.29%
1959 $0.47 3.48%
1960 $0.48 2.64%
1961 $0.50 2.26%
1962 $0.50 1.52%
1963 $0.51 1.17%
1964 $0.52 2.15%
1965 $0.54 3.90%
1966 $0.56 4.16%
1967 $0.58 3.24%
1968 $0.60 4.01%
1969 $0.65 7.01%
1970 $0.72 10.66%
1971 $0.77 8.08%
1972 $0.79 2.25%
1973 $0.80 0.62%
1974 $0.82 3.68%
1975 $0.89 7.57%
1976 $1.01 14.14%
1977 $1.09 8.09%
1978 $1.15 4.80%
1979 $1.24 7.82%
1980 $1.41 14.00%
1981 $1.58 11.93%
1982 $1.71 8.42%
1983 $1.76 3.14%
1984 $1.87 5.74%
1985 $1.96 4.96%
1986 $2.07 5.73%
1987 $2.17 4.81%
1988 $2.28 5.02%
1989 $2.41 5.92%
1990 $2.57 6.31%
1991 $2.69 4.85%
1992 $2.77 2.98%
1993 $2.90 4.64%
1994 $3.00 3.49%
1995 $3.13 4.32%
1996 $3.21 2.62%
1997 $3.29 2.53%
1998 $3.34 1.54%
1999 $3.39 1.49%
2000 $3.49 2.84%
2001 $3.59 2.94%
2002 $3.72 3.60%
2003 $3.85 3.44%
2004 $3.93 1.96%
2005 $4.02 2.31%
2006 $4.11 2.26%
2007 $4.16 1.29%
2008 $4.34 4.43%
2009 $4.47 2.85%
2010 $4.62 3.50%
2011 $4.77 3.15%
2012 $4.86 1.81%
2013 $4.98 2.62%
2014 $5.08 1.88%
2015 $5.18 2.02%
2016 $5.33 2.89%
2017 $5.52 3.50%
2018 $5.73 3.84%
2019 $5.77 0.76%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for transportation services, 1935-2019

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2019 / CPI in 1935 * 1935 USD value = 2019 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Transportation services was 11.800 in the year 1935 and 324.257 in 2019:

324.257 / 11.800 * $0.21 = $5.77

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $0.21 in 1935 has the same "purchasing power" as $5.77 in 2019 (in the CPI category of Transportation services).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Transportation services in 1935. In addition to transportation services, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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