Inflation in the United States (1774-2007)

I graphed the annual percent change of inflation (CPI) in the United States from 1774 to 2007 and then added a graph of the CPI index. This index takes $100 in 2007 and shows what the equivalent dollar amount is for each year (so in 1774 that would be $3.77). However, this does not represent the changes in the standard of living, given the invention of new technology.

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Inflation 1774-2007

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Data from MeasuringWorth.org

[tags]United States, Inflation[/tags]