# 2015 Inflation Calculator

Amount in 2015:

RESULT: \$1 in 2015 is worth \$1.25 today.

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# \$1 in 2015 is worth \$1.25 today.

## The value of \$1 from 2015 to 2022

\$1 in 2015 has the purchasing power of about \$1.25 today, a \$0.25 increase in 7 years. Between 2015 and today, the dollar experienced an average annual inflation rate of 3.24%, resulting in a cumulative price increase of 25.01%.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics consumer price index, today's prices are several times higher than the average price since 2015.

In 2015, the inflation rate was 0.12%. Inflation is now 8.52% higher than it was last year. If this figure holds true, \$1 today will be worth \$9.52 next year in purchasing power.

## Inflation from 2015 to 2022

Summary Value
Cumulative price change (from 2015 to today) 25.01%
Average inflation rate (from 2015 to today) 3.24%
Converted amount \$1.25
Price Difference \$0.25
CPI in 2015 237
CPI in 2022 296.276
Inflation in 2015 0.12%
Inflation in 2022 8.52%
\$1 in 2015 \$1.25 in 2022

## Buying power of \$1 in 2015

If you had \$1 in your hand in 2015, its adjusted value for inflation today would be \$1.25. Put another way, you would need \$1.25 to beat the rising inflation. When \$1 becomes equivalent to \$1.25 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 2015 dollars, it's evident how \$1 loses its worth over 7 years.

## Dollar inflation for \$1 from 2015 to 2022

The below tabular column shows the effect of inflation on \$1 in the year 2015 to the year 2015.

Year Dollar Value Inflation Rate
2015 1 0.12%
2016 1.01 1.26%
2017 1.03 2.13%
2018 1.06 2.49%
2019 1.08 1.76%
2020 1.09 1.23%
2021 1.14 4.70%
2022 1.25 8.52%

## Conversion of 2015 dollars to today's price

Based on the 25.01% change in prices, the following 2015 amounts are shown in today's dollars:

Initial value Today value
\$1 dollar in 2015 \$1.25 dollars today
\$5 dollars in 2015 \$6.25 dollars today
\$10 dollars in 2015 \$12.5 dollars today
\$50 dollars in 2015 \$62.51 dollars today
\$100 dollars in 2015 \$125.01 dollars today
\$500 dollars in 2015 \$625.05 dollars today
\$1,000 dollars in 2015 \$1250.11 dollars today
\$5,000 dollars in 2015 \$6250.55 dollars today
\$10,000 dollars in 2015 \$12501.1 dollars today
\$50,000 dollars in 2015 \$62505.49 dollars today
\$100,000 dollars in 2015 \$125010.97 dollars today
\$500,000 dollars in 2015 \$625054.85 dollars today
\$1,000,000 dollars in 2015 \$1250109.7 dollars today

## How to calculate the inflated value of \$1 in 2015

To calculate the change in value between 2015 and today, we use the following inflation rate formula:

CPI Today / CPI in 2015 x USD Value in 2015 = Current USD Value

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

296.276/ 237 x \$1 = \$1.25

To buy the same product that you could buy for \$1 in 2015, you would need \$1.25 in 2022.

### To calculate the cumulative or total inflation rate in the past 7 years between 2015 and 2022, we use the following formula:

CPI in 2022 - CPI in 2015 / CPI in 2015 x 100 = Cumulative Inflation Rate

By inserting the values to this equation, we get:

( 296.276 - 237 / 237) x 100 = 25.01%

### 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 7 years between 2022 and 2015. The average inflation rate was 3.2404128006562%.

Plugging in the values into the formula, we get:

1 (1+ % 3.24/ 100 ) ^ 7 = \$1.25