# U.S. inflation rate in 2010: 1.64%

## Inflation Calculator

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### Inflation since 2010 and its effect on dollar value

The consumer price index (CPI) in 2010 was 218.056. It was 214.537 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 1.80% per year. Prices in 2018 are 15.4% higher than prices in 2010.

In other words, \$100 in 2010 is equivalent in purchasing power to \$115.38 in 2018, a difference of \$15.38 over 8 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.

 Cumulative price change 15.38% Average inflation rate 1.80% Converted amount (\$100 base) \$115.38 Price difference (\$100 base) \$15.38 CPI in 2010 218.056 CPI in 2018 251.59

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### How to calculate the inflation rate for \$100 since 2010

This inflation calculator uses the following inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2018 / CPI in 2010 * 2010 USD value = 2018 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The U.S. CPI was 218.056 in the year 2010 and 251.59 in 2018:

251.59 / 218.056 * \$100 = \$115.38

\$100 in 2010 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as \$115.38 in 2018.

Here are calculations of buying power over time for \$100 in 2010 (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
2010 \$100.00 1.64%
2011 \$103.16 3.16%
2012 \$105.29 2.07%
2013 \$106.83 1.46%
2014 \$108.57 1.62%
2015 \$108.70 0.12%
2016 \$110.07 1.26%
2017 \$112.26 1.99%
2018 \$115.38 2.78%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.