U.S. CPI By Year

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) is determined by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, which is part of the Department of Labor. The CPI is important because it is used to determine the overall inflation rate. This page contains a history of the yearly CPI since its inception 1913. If you'd like to convert prices from one year to another year or compare purchasing power using the CPI, you should use our inflation calculator.

The latest annual CPI is 250.36. The numbers below reflect the yearly CPI, which is usually taken by averaging the CPI of all the months. The current CPI and inflation rate is determined by the Bureau of Labor Statistics roughly every month. The report is usually delayed as the agency collects the necessary information in order to determine CPI.


CPI Chart, 1913-2018

Values went from 9.88 in 1913 to 250.36 in 2018.

This graph displays annual CPI values. For monthly CPI values, have a look at 12-month trailing inflation rate.

U.S. CPI By Year

CPI Table, 1913-2018 (Yearly)

This table displays the annual U.S. Consumer Price Index by year.

Year CPI Change Change (%)
2018 250.36 5.24 2.14
2017 245.12 5.11 2.13
2016 240.01 2.99 1.26
2015 237.02 0.28 0.12
2014 236.74 3.78 1.62
2013 232.96 3.36 1.46
2012 229.59 4.65 2.07
2011 224.94 6.88 3.16
2010 218.06 3.52 1.64
2009 214.54 -0.77 -0.36
2008 215.30 7.96 3.84
2007 207.34 5.75 2.85
2006 201.59 6.30 3.23
2005 195.29 6.41 3.39
2004 188.88 4.92 2.68
2003 183.96 4.08 2.27
2002 179.88 2.81 1.59
2001 177.07 4.87 2.83
2000 172.20 5.62 3.38
1999 166.58 3.57 2.19
1998 163.01 2.49 1.55
1997 160.52 3.66 2.33
1996 156.85 4.47 2.93
1995 152.38 4.16 2.81
1994 148.22 3.76 2.60
1993 144.46 4.15 2.95
1992 140.32 4.12 3.03
1991 136.19 5.53 4.23
1990 130.66 6.69 5.40
1989 123.97 5.71 4.83
1988 118.26 4.64 4.08
1987 113.62 4.02 3.66
1986 109.61 2.04 1.90
1985 107.57 3.68 3.55
1984 103.88 4.28 4.30
1983 99.60 3.10 3.21
1982 96.50 5.58 6.13
1981 90.92 8.52 10.33
1980 82.41 9.83 13.55
1979 72.58 7.35 11.26
1978 65.23 4.62 7.63
1977 60.61 3.70 6.50
1976 56.91 3.09 5.75
1975 53.82 4.51 9.14
1974 49.31 4.91 11.05
1973 44.40 2.58 6.18
1972 41.82 1.32 3.27
1971 40.49 1.67 4.30
1970 38.82 2.14 5.83
1969 36.68 1.90 5.46
1968 34.78 1.42 4.27
1967 33.36 0.91 2.80
1966 32.45 0.95 3
1965 31.51 0.49 1.59
1964 31.02 0.39 1.28
1963 30.62 0.38 1.25
1962 30.25 0.35 1.18
1961 29.89 0.32 1.07
1960 29.58 0.43 1.48
1959 29.15 0.28 0.99
1958 28.86 0.77 2.74
1957 28.09 0.91 3.34
1956 27.18 0.41 1.52
1955 26.78 -0.08 -0.29
1954 26.85 0.09 0.34
1953 26.76 0.22 0.81
1952 26.55 0.58 2.25
1951 25.96 1.89 7.86
1950 24.07 0.26 1.10
1949 23.81 -0.24 -0.99
1948 24.05 1.72 7.72
1947 22.32 2.81 14.39
1946 19.52 1.52 8.47
1945 17.99 0.40 2.27
1944 17.59 0.28 1.64
1943 17.31 0.98 5.98
1942 16.33 1.61 10.92
1941 14.72 0.72 5.11
1940 14.01 0.10 0.72
1939 13.91 -0.18 -1.31
1938 14.09 -0.29 -2.03
1937 14.38 0.52 3.72
1936 13.87 0.15 1.07
1935 13.72 0.34 2.53
1934 13.38 0.45 3.45
1933 12.94 -0.71 -5.19
1932 13.65 -1.56 -10.27
1931 15.21 -1.49 -8.94
1930 16.70 -0.45 -2.65
1929 17.15 NaN NaN
1928 17.15 -0.21 -1.20
1927 17.36 -0.34 -1.91
1926 17.70 0.16 0.92
1925 17.54 0.42 2.43
1924 17.12 0.07 0.41
1923 17.05 0.30 1.79
1922 16.75 -1.10 -6.16
1921 17.85 -2.18 -10.90
1920 20.04 2.71 15.62
1919 17.33 2.28 15.18
1918 15.05 2.22 17.34
1917 12.82 1.94 17.81
1916 10.88 0.78 7.69
1915 10.11 0.09 0.92
1914 10.02 0.13 1.32
1913 9.88 0 0
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