InflationData.com is the Premiere Inflation Site. We have been publishing inflation related information since 1997 and our goal is to provide you with the best inflation (and deflation) related information on the web in a friendly readable format without all the government speak.
The key components on this site are the Current Inflation Rate listed in the box to the right for the current month and in table form for the most recent years. The Historical Inflation Rate is available in table form all the way back to the beginning when the government first began tracking it in 1913. Blog posts can be found under New Articles.
The Consumer Price Index is calculated monthly by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. They pick a date and set the index equal to 100 (currently they use an average of the date range from 1982-1984). The index that we use is called the (CPI-U) which stands for "Consumer Price Index for all Urban Consumers". This is used to calculate what is commonly called the "inflation rate".
The government calculates this to one decimal place. So the typical annual inflation rate would be something like 2.5%. At InflationData.com we calculate the inflation rate to two decimal places since it could actually be 2.45% or 2.54% and it would still be considered 2.5% by the BLS. We feel that the "finer view" will allow us to get a better picture of the economic condition.Find us on Google+
Most inflation is tracked on an Annual
basis but sometimes it is helpful to see
inflation on a monthly basis, see our
Monthly Inflation Rate Table.
We believe a picture is worth a thousand words so we also provide a graphical view of the Annual Inflation Chart. If you don't feel like using the CPI index to calculate the inflation rate between two dates yourself you can use our Inflation Calculator.
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