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 |

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 =

$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%* |

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

- The Copiapo mining accident in Chile ends, after 33 miners resurface having spent 69 days trapped in the ruins.
- Big Haiti earthquake kills 230,000 people and leaves most of Port-au-Prince, its capital, in ruins.
- An explosion on the Deepwater Horizon (a drilling rig), kills 11 people and spills a massive amount of oil into the Gulf of Mexico.
- The US army abolishes the "Don't Ask Don't Tell" policy, which had banned homosexuals from openly serving in the US military.

Raw data for these calculations comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Consumer Price Index (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 2010 | Inflation Calculator.” U.S. Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 21 Jun. 2018, https://www.officialdata.org/inflation-rate-in-2010.