$1,000 in 2021 → $507.31 in 2040

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Prediction: Value of $1,000 from 2021 to 2040

$1,000 in 2021 is equivalent in purchasing power to about $507.31 in 2040, a difference of $-492.69 over 19 years. The dollar had an average deflation rate of -3.51% per year since 2021, producing a cumulative price change of -49.27%. The buying power of $1,000 in 2021 is predicted to be equivalent to $507.31 in 2040.

This calculation is based on future inflation assumption of -5.00% 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.

Projected inflation, 2021 to 2040
Cumulative price change-49.27%
Average inflation rate-3.51%
Converted amount
$1,000 base
$507.31
Price difference
$1,000 base
$-492.69
CPI in 2021270.970
Inflation in 20214.70%
$1,000 in 2021$507.31 in 2040

USD inflation since 2021
Annual Rate, the Bureau of Labor Statistics CPI
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Buying power of $1,000 in 2040

This chart shows a calculation of buying power equivalence for $1,000 in 2021 (price index tracking began in 1635).

For example, if you started with $1,000, you would need to end with $507.31 in order to "adjust" for inflation (sometimes refered to as "beating inflation").

Future inflation is estimated at -5.00%.

This table shows the results of the inflation prediction, with base values from the Bureau of Labor Statistics:

Dollar inflation: 2021-2040
YearDollar ValueInflation Rate
2021$1,000.004.70%
2022$1,080.038.00%
2023$1,124.494.12%
2024$1,152.642.50%
2025$1,095.01-5.00%
2026$1,040.26-5.00%
2027$988.25-5.00%
2028$938.84-5.00%
2029$891.89-5.00%
2030$847.30-5.00%
2031$804.93-5.00%
2032$764.69-5.00%
2033$726.45-5.00%
2034$690.13-5.00%
2035$655.62-5.00%
2036$622.84-5.00%
2037$591.70-5.00%
2038$562.12-5.00%
2039$534.01-5.00%
2040$507.31-5.00%
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Data source & citation

Raw data for these calculations comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics' (CPI), established in 1913. Price index data from 1774 to 1912 is sourced from a historical study conducted by political science professor Robert Sahr at Oregon State University and from the American Antiquarian Society. Price index data from 1634 to 1773 is from the American Antiquarian Society, using British pound equivalents.

You may use the following MLA citation for this page: “2040 Inflation Prediction | Future Inflation Calculator.” Official Inflation Data, Alioth Finance, 11 Apr. 2024, https://www.officialdata.org/us/inflation/2021?endYear=2040&amount=1000&future_pct=-0.05.

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Ian Webster

About the author

Ian Webster is an engineer and data expert based in San Mateo, California. He has worked for Google, NASA, and consulted for governments around the world on data pipelines and data analysis. Disappointed by the lack of clear resources on the impacts of inflation on economic indicators, Ian believes this website serves as a valuable public tool. Ian earned his degree in Computer Science from Dartmouth College.

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Projected inflation, 2021 to 2040
Cumulative price change-49.27%
Average inflation rate-3.51%
Converted amount
$1,000 base
$507.31
Price difference
$1,000 base
$-492.69
CPI in 2021270.970
Inflation in 20214.70%
$1,000 in 2021$507.31 in 2040