U.S. inflation rate in 2007: 2.85%

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Inflation since 2007 and its effect on dollar value

The consumer price index (CPI) in 2007 was 207.342. It was 201.6 in the previous year. This change in CPI is used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics to calculate inflation.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics consumer price index, the dollar experienced an average inflation rate of 1.77% per year. Prices in 2018 are 21.3% higher than prices in 2007.

In other words, $100 in 2007 is equivalent in purchasing power to $121.34 in 2018, a difference of $21.34 over 11 years.

The current inflation rate is now 2.80%1. If this number holds, $100 today will be equivalent to $102.80 next year. The current inflation rate page gives more detail on the latest official inflation rates.

Inflation from 2007 to 2018
Cumulative price change 21.34%
Average inflation rate 1.77%
Converted amount ($100 base) $121.34
Price difference ($100 base) $21.34
CPI in 2007 207.342
CPI in 2018 251.59


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How to calculate the inflation rate for $100 since 2007

This inflation calculator uses the following inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2018 / CPI in 2007 * 2007 USD value = 2018 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The U.S. CPI was 207.342 in the year 2007 and 251.59 in 2018:

251.59 / 207.342 * $100 = $121.34

$100 in 2007 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as $121.34 in 2018.


Here are calculations of buying power over time for $100 in 2007 (price index tracking began in 1913). Each of these USD amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:
Year USD Value Inflation Rate
2007 $100.00 2.85%
2008 $103.84 3.84%
2009 $103.47 -0.36%
2010 $105.17 1.64%
2011 $108.49 3.16%
2012 $110.73 2.07%
2013 $112.35 1.46%
2014 $114.18 1.62%
2015 $114.31 0.12%
2016 $115.75 1.26%
2017 $118.06 1.99%
2018 $121.34 2.78%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

News headlines from 2007

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

  • The British Army withdraws from Northern Ireland, marking the end of, operation Banner - the longest operation in British military history.
  • The South Korean President enters North Korea, crossing the Military Demarcation Line, to the second Inter-Korean Summit with the leader of North Korea.
  • Bulgaria and Romania join the European Union. Aside from Irish, languages of the two countries become official EU languages, amongst 20 others.
  • Slovenia becomes the 13th Eurozone country, after adopting the Euro currency.

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: “Inflation Rate in 2007 | Inflation Calculator.” U.S. Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 15 Jun. 2018, https://www.officialdata.org/inflation-rate-in-2007.


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