# 1994 Inflation Calculator

Amount in 1994:

RESULT: \$1 in 1994 is worth \$2 today.

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# \$1 in 1994 is worth \$2 today.

## The value of \$1 from 1994 to 2022

\$1 in 1994 has the purchasing power of about \$2 today, a \$1 increase in 28 years. Between 1994 and today, the dollar experienced an average annual inflation rate of 2.5%, resulting in a cumulative price increase of 99.92%.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics consumer price index, today's prices are several times higher than the average price since 1994.

In 1994, the inflation rate was 13.55%. Inflation is now 2.61% higher than it was last year. If this figure holds true, \$1 today will be worth \$3.61 next year in purchasing power.

## Inflation from 1994 to 2022

Summary Value
Cumulative price change (from 1994 to today) 99.92%
Average inflation rate (from 1994 to today) 2.5%
Converted amount \$2
Price Difference \$1
CPI in 1994 148.2
CPI in 2022 296.276
Inflation in 1994 13.55%
Inflation in 2022 2.61%
\$1 in 1994 \$2 in 2022

## Buying power of \$1 in 1994

If you had \$1 in your hand in 1994, its adjusted value for inflation today would be \$2. Put another way, you would need \$2 to beat the rising inflation. When \$1 becomes equivalent to \$2 over time, the "real value" of a single US dollar decreases. In other words, a dollar will pay for fewer items at the store.

This effect explains how inflation gradually erodes the value of a dollar. By calculating the value in 1994 dollars, it's evident how \$1 loses its worth over 28 years.

## Dollar inflation for \$1 from 1994 to 2022

The below tabular column shows the effect of inflation on \$1 in the year 1994 to the year 1994.

Year Dollar Value Inflation Rate
1994 1 13.55%
1995 1.03 2.83%
1996 1.06 2.95%
1997 1.08 2.29%
1998 1.1 1.56%
1999 1.12 2.21%
2000 1.16 3.36%
2001 1.19 2.85%
2002 1.21 1.58%
2003 1.24 2.28%
2004 1.27 2.66%
2005 1.32 3.39%
2006 1.36 3.23%
2007 1.4 2.85%
2008 1.45 3.84%
2009 1.45 -0.36%
2010 1.47 1.64%
2011 1.52 3.16%
2012 1.55 2.07%
2013 1.57 1.46%
2014 1.6 1.62%
2015 1.6 0.12%
2016 1.62 1.26%
2017 1.65 2.13%
2018 1.69 2.49%
2019 1.72 1.76%
2020 1.75 1.23%
2021 1.83 4.70%
2022 2 8.52%

## Conversion of 1994 dollars to today's price

Based on the 99.92% change in prices, the following 1994 amounts are shown in today's dollars:

Initial value Today value
\$1 dollar in 1994 \$2 dollars today
\$5 dollars in 1994 \$10 dollars today
\$10 dollars in 1994 \$19.99 dollars today
\$50 dollars in 1994 \$99.96 dollars today
\$100 dollars in 1994 \$199.92 dollars today
\$500 dollars in 1994 \$999.58 dollars today
\$1,000 dollars in 1994 \$1999.16 dollars today
\$5,000 dollars in 1994 \$9995.82 dollars today
\$10,000 dollars in 1994 \$19991.63 dollars today
\$50,000 dollars in 1994 \$99958.16 dollars today
\$100,000 dollars in 1994 \$199916.33 dollars today
\$500,000 dollars in 1994 \$999581.65 dollars today
\$1,000,000 dollars in 1994 \$1999163.29 dollars today

## How to calculate the inflated value of \$1 in 1994

To calculate the change in value between 1994 and today, we use the following inflation rate formula:

CPI Today / CPI in 1994 x USD Value in 1994 = Current USD Value

By plugging the values into the formula above, we get:

296.276/ 148.2 x \$1 = \$2

To buy the same product that you could buy for \$1 in 1994, you would need \$2 in 2022.

### To calculate the cumulative or total inflation rate in the past 28 years between 1994 and 2022, we use the following formula:

CPI in 2022 - CPI in 1994 / CPI in 1994 x 100 = Cumulative Inflation Rate

By inserting the values to this equation, we get:

( 296.276 - 148.2 / 148.2) x 100 = 99.92%

### Alternate method to calculate today's value of money after inflation - Using compound interest formula

Given that money changes over time due to inflation, which acts as compound interest, we can use the following formula:

FV = PV (1+i/100)^n

where,

• FV = Future value
• PV = Present value
• i: Average interest rate (inflation)
• n: Number of times the interest is compounded (i.e. # of years)

The future value in this case represents the amount obtained after applying the inflation rate to our initial value. In other words, it indicates how much \$1 is worth today. We have 28 years between 2022 and 1994. The average inflation rate was 2.5048893187225%.

Plugging in the values into the formula, we get:

1 (1+ % 2.5/ 100 ) ^ 28 = \$2