U.S. inflation rate in 2018: 2.80%

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U.S. Inflation in 2018 ($100)

The consumer price index (CPI) in 2018 is 251.59. It was 244.786 in the previous year. This change in CPI is used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics to calculate inflation.

$100 in 2018 is predicted to be worth $102.80 in 2019.

This calculation is based on future inflation assumption of 2.80% per year. Use the calculator on the left to change this prediction. Or, use the annual inflation rate calculator to view inflation in the past.

Below is a graph of inflation to date:

Projected inflation, 2018 to 2019
Cumulative price change 2.80%
Average inflation rate 2.80%
Converted amount ($100 base) $102.80
Price difference ($100 base) $2.80
CPI in 2018 251.59


U.S. inflation from 1913 to 2018


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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 2018 | Inflation Calculator.” U.S. Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 13 Jun. 2018, https://www.officialdata.org/inflation-rate-in-2018.


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