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Development of inflation rates in the United States

The inflation rate for consumer prices in the United States moved over the past 61 years between -0.4% and 13.5%. For 2021, an inflation rate of 4.7% was calculated.

During the observation period from 1960 to 2021, the average inflation rate was 3.8% per year. Overall, the price increase was 829.57 %. An item that cost 100 Dollar in 1960 was so charged 929.57 Dollar in the beginning of 2022.

For May 2022, the year-on-year inflation rate was 8.6%.
This includes in particular energy (+34.6%) and food (+12.0%).


Inflation rates in global comparison


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Performance over the last 61 years compared to the European Union

In only a few countries negative inflation rates are achieved. This means that the general price level is declining and consumer prices get cheaper. This case is called deflation.In comparison to other countries, the drastic price increases are no longer on average. Usually this is a sign of political and economic turmoil.

Performance based on 100% in 1959:Performance in the United States

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Inflation calculator for the United States

Enter any amount, an initial year and an end year here. You will then be issued with the amount that arose from the original amount after inflation. Example: 1000 Dollar in 1960 corresponds to an amount of 9,295.70 Dollar at the beginning of 2022 due to inflation.

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Development of inflation rates for consumer goods in the United States

Inflation rates for consumer goods in the United States

Energy and food

Food and energy inflation in the United States

      Energy       Food

Historical inflation rates in comparison

YearUnited StatesØ European UnionØ World
20214.70 %2.62 %3.42 %
20201.23 %0.50 %1.91 %
20191.81 %1.63 %2.21 %
20182.44 %1.74 %2.44 %
20172.13 %1.43 %2.19 %
20161.26 %0.18 %1.55 %
20150.12 %-0.06 %1.43 %
20141.62 %0.20 %2.35 %
20131.46 %1.22 %2.62 %
20122.07 %2.66 %3.73 %
20113.16 %3.29 %4.82 %
20101.64 %1.53 %3.35 %
2009-0.36 %0.84 %2.94 %
20083.84 %4.16 %8.95 %
20072.85 %2.51 %4.82 %
20063.23 %2.67 %4.28 %
20053.39 %2.49 %4.11 %
20042.68 %2.29 %3.38 %
20032.27 %2.09 %3.03 %
20021.59 %2.42 %2.83 %
20012.83 %3.37 %3.84 %
20003.38 %3.15 %3.49 %
19992.19 %2.16 %3.08 %
19981.55 %2.42 %5.11 %
19972.34 %3.11 %5.57 %
19962.93 %3.56 %6.55 %
19952.81 %4.43 %9.15 %
19942.61 %4.72 %10.32 %
19932.95 %4.85 %7.51 %
19923.03 %6.22 %7.71 %
19914.23 %5.48 %9.00 %
19905.40 %6.15 %8.13 %
19894.83 %6.26 %7.00 %
19884.08 %4.54 %7.15 %
19873.66 %4.02 %5.76 %
19861.90 %3.68 %5.82 %
19853.55 %5.40 %6.86 %
19844.30 %7.67 %8.12 %
19833.21 %8.67 %8.77 %
19826.13 %9.58 %10.24 %
198110.33 %11.77 %12.47 %
198013.55 %12.91 %13.98 %
197911.25 %8.22 %n/a
19787.63 %7.76 %n/a
19776.50 %9.77 %n/a
19765.74 %9.35 %n/a
19759.14 %10.47 %n/a
197411.05 %13.16 %n/a
19736.18 %7.75 %n/a
19723.27 %6.01 %n/a
19714.29 %5.24 %n/a
19705.84 %4.51 %n/a
19695.46 %2.67 %n/a
19684.27 %3.24 %n/a
19672.77 %3.32 %n/a
19663.02 %3.70 %n/a
19651.59 %3.99 %n/a
19641.28 %3.42 %n/a
19631.24 %2.92 %n/a
19621.20 %3.55 %n/a
19611.07 %2.08 %n/a
19601.46 %1.74 %n/a

Data basis: International Monetary Fund, World Bank and OECD Inflation CPI indicator (doi:10.1787/eee82e6e-en)
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