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 Sept. 17, 2014. The next inflation update is on Oct. 22, 2014.

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August 2014 US Inflation

U.S. consumer prices in August declined for the first time since April 2013 as increased food costs were offset by sharply lower gasoline prices, data released Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014 by the U.S. Labor Department shows.

In addition to gas prices, other major categories monitored by the Labor Department’s Bureau of Labor Statistics to fall included fuel oil, used cars, used trucks, apparel and transportation. Continue reading

April 2014 US Inflation

Consumer prices in the United States rose sharply in April and the rate of inflation sped up over the last 12 months, a U.S. Labor Department report released Thursday, May 15, 2014, shows.

Gains widened across categories last month with prices stubbornly higher for food, advancing again for energy, and increasing for housing, medical care, transpiration and vehicles, to name a few. Continue reading

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

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