# 1997 Inflation Calculator

Amount in 1997:

RESULT: \$1 in 1997 is worth \$1.85 today.

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# \$1 in 1997 is worth \$1.85 today.

## The value of \$1 from 1997 to 2022

\$1 in 1997 has the purchasing power of about \$1.85 today, a \$0.85 increase in 25 years. Between 1997 and today, the dollar experienced an average annual inflation rate of 2.48%, resulting in a cumulative price increase of 84.6%.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics consumer price index, today's prices are several times higher than the average price since 1997.

In 1997, the inflation rate was 13.55%. Inflation is now 2.34% higher than it was last year. If this figure holds true, \$1 today will be worth \$3.34 next year in purchasing power.

## Inflation from 1997 to 2022

Summary Value
Cumulative price change (from 1997 to today) 84.6%
Average inflation rate (from 1997 to today) 2.48%
Converted amount \$1.85
Price Difference \$0.85
CPI in 1997 160.5
CPI in 2022 296.276
Inflation in 1997 13.55%
Inflation in 2022 2.34%
\$1 in 1997 \$1.85 in 2022

## Buying power of \$1 in 1997

If you had \$1 in your hand in 1997, its adjusted value for inflation today would be \$1.85. Put another way, you would need \$1.85 to beat the rising inflation. When \$1 becomes equivalent to \$1.85 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 1997 dollars, it's evident how \$1 loses its worth over 25 years.

## Dollar inflation for \$1 from 1997 to 2022

The below tabular column shows the effect of inflation on \$1 in the year 1997 to the year 1997.

Year Dollar Value Inflation Rate
1997 1 13.55%
1998 1.02 1.56%
1999 1.04 2.21%
2000 1.07 3.36%
2001 1.1 2.85%
2002 1.12 1.58%
2003 1.15 2.28%
2004 1.18 2.66%
2005 1.22 3.39%
2006 1.26 3.23%
2007 1.29 2.85%
2008 1.34 3.84%
2009 1.34 -0.36%
2010 1.36 1.64%
2011 1.4 3.16%
2012 1.43 2.07%
2013 1.45 1.46%
2014 1.47 1.62%
2015 1.48 0.12%
2016 1.5 1.26%
2017 1.53 2.13%
2018 1.56 2.49%
2019 1.59 1.76%
2020 1.61 1.23%
2021 1.69 4.70%
2022 1.85 8.52%

## Conversion of 1997 dollars to today's price

Based on the 84.6% change in prices, the following 1997 amounts are shown in today's dollars:

Initial value Today value
\$1 dollar in 1997 \$1.85 dollars today
\$5 dollars in 1997 \$9.23 dollars today
\$10 dollars in 1997 \$18.46 dollars today
\$50 dollars in 1997 \$92.3 dollars today
\$100 dollars in 1997 \$184.6 dollars today
\$500 dollars in 1997 \$922.98 dollars today
\$1,000 dollars in 1997 \$1845.96 dollars today
\$5,000 dollars in 1997 \$9229.78 dollars today
\$10,000 dollars in 1997 \$18459.56 dollars today
\$50,000 dollars in 1997 \$92297.82 dollars today
\$100,000 dollars in 1997 \$184595.64 dollars today
\$500,000 dollars in 1997 \$922978.19 dollars today
\$1,000,000 dollars in 1997 \$1845956.39 dollars today

## How to calculate the inflated value of \$1 in 1997

To calculate the change in value between 1997 and today, we use the following inflation rate formula:

CPI Today / CPI in 1997 x USD Value in 1997 = Current USD Value

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

296.276/ 160.5 x \$1 = \$1.85

To buy the same product that you could buy for \$1 in 1997, you would need \$1.85 in 2022.

### To calculate the cumulative or total inflation rate in the past 25 years between 1997 and 2022, we use the following formula:

CPI in 2022 - CPI in 1997 / CPI in 1997 x 100 = Cumulative Inflation Rate

By inserting the values to this equation, we get:

( 296.276 - 160.5 / 160.5) x 100 = 84.6%

### 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 25 years between 2022 and 1997. The average inflation rate was 2.4822985281005%.

Plugging in the values into the formula, we get:

1 (1+ % 2.48/ 100 ) ^ 25 = \$1.85