Find Total US Inflation Over Time


This calculator finds accumulative inflation in the United States between any dates from 1913 to 2014. It uses US government data published on April 15, 2014. The next inflation update is on May 15, 2014.

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February 2014 US Inflation

Consumer prices in the United States increased by the same amount in February as in January while annual inflation climbed slower, the latest government figures show. Higher food prices contributed the most to gains while lower energy costs were offsetting.

The Consumer Price Index, or CPI, rose 0.1% in February, the US Labor Department reported Tuesday, March 18, 2014. Continue reading

November 2013 US Inflation

Consumer prices were unchanged overall in November as lower gas offset price increases in other goods and services monitored by the government, the US Labor Department reported Tuesday, December 17, 2013.

The Consumer Price Index, or CPI, was flat last month after decreasing 0.1% in October. Most economists, according to major news outlets, had projected an increase of 0.1%. Continue reading

October 2013 US Inflation

Consumer prices settled lower in October for the first time in six months, the latest data from the US Labor Department shows. The bureau on Wednesday, November 20, said the Consumer Price Index, or CPI, fell 0.1% last month after rising 0.2% in the prior month.

Declining categories were broad and led by energy prices which fell 2.7%. Within that category, gasoline prices dropped 2.9% and are now Continue reading

September 2013 US Inflation

Consumer prices rose about as expected in September, based on the latest figures from the US Labor Department and what economists’ had forecast. The Consumer Price Index, or CPI, increased 0.2% last month after rising 0.1% in August.

Increases in categories like energy, rents and mortgages, and medical care had less impact overall as food prices did not rise for the first time in four months. Continue reading

August 2013 US Inflation

Consumer prices rose 0.1 percent in August 2013, a US Labor Department report released Tuesday showed. The figure was below forecasts with economists expecting prices to rise 0.2 percent to match July’s gain.

Advances in food (+0.1%), apparel (+0.1%), shelter (+0.2%) and medical care (commodities +0.4% and services +0.7) were offset by falling energy prices (-0.3%). Continue reading

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