Calculate the rate of price inflation between two dates using one of our inflation rate calculators.
The Cumulative Inflation Calculator calculates total inflation in percent between exact months and years since 1913. Other calculators that do not request a month use an average for the year which would produce similar results to choosing June or July as your month but this would not include inflation for the first half of the year. So for short time periods the result would be much less accurate.
But we have several other inflation calculators to choose from.
1) If you are simply interested in the difference in how much something cost in a previous year and how much it would cost now (or at any other point since 1913) you can use this basic inflation calculator from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics:
2) If however, you would like to know the total cumulative inflation between two specific months at any point between 1913 and the present use our Cumulative Inflation Calculator.
Simply enter a starting date (month and year) and an ending date (month and Year) and the calculator will tell you the total percentage of inflation between those two points.
Then you can easily plug the result into the "How much it would cost after Inflation Calculator" to determine the difference in dollar terms.
The cumulative inflation calculator also uses the Consumer Price Index published by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics which is the most closely watched indicator for inflation in the U.S. It can be considered the "government’s key inflation barometer".
3) If you know the inflation rate and would like to know how much something would cost after increasing in price by that amount of inflation use the "How much it would cost after Inflation Calculator"
4) Is your salary keeping up with inflation? What you need next year just to keep up. Use our Salary Inflation Calculator.
5) To compare the cost of living in two cities use this Cost of Living calculator. Financial managers say this is a great tool when you are trying to decide on a big move and need to budget properly.
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