The consumer price index (CPI) in 2013 was 232.957. It was 229.594 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 1.55% per year. Prices in 2018 are 8.0% higher than prices in 2013.

In other words, $100 in 2013 is equivalent in purchasing power to $108.00 in 2018, a difference of $8.00 over 5 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 | 8.00% |

Average inflation rate | 1.55% |

Converted amount ($100 base) | $108.00 |

Price difference ($100 base) | $8.00 |

CPI in 2013 | 232.957 |

CPI in 2018 | 251.59 |

CPI in 2018 / CPI in 2013 * 2013 USD value = 2018 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values. The U.S. CPI was 232.957 in the year 2013 and 251.59 in 2018:

251.59 / 232.957 * $100 =

$100 in 2013 has the same "purchasing power" or "buying power" as $108.00 in 2018.

Here are calculations of buying power over time for $100 in 2013 (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 |
---|---|---|

2013 | $100.00 | 1.46% |

2014 | $101.62 | 1.62% |

2015 | $101.74 | 0.12% |

2016 | $103.03 | 1.26% |

2017 | $105.08 | 1.99% |

2018 | $108.00 | 2.78%* |

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

- 100,000 people march in Dhaka demanding justice for the atrocities committed during the Bangladesh Liberation War.
- Pope Benedict XVI resigns, becoming the first pope to do so since 1415.
- Two explosions near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, kill 3 and injure 183 people,
- Xi Jinping becomes President of the People's Republic of China.

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 2013 | Inflation Calculator.” U.S. Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 18 Jun. 2018, https://www.officialdata.org/inflation-rate-in-2013.