Ancestor Search Inflation Calculator

Use the Inflation Calculator to calculate an approximation of today's monetary value for items during your ancestor's lives.

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Inflation Calculator Ideas for Genealogy:

  • Use the inflation calculators to fill in the narrative of any family history.
  • Calculate an approximation of today's monetary value for property such as houses or farms found in the census.
  • Calculate an approximation of today's monetary value for ancestor's salaries, amounts left in wills, etc.
The Consumer Price Index data, also known as the CPI, is provided by the U.S. Government Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistic. The CPI data used in this calculator was last updated on March 31, 2015 to include the year 2014, and will next be updated January 2016.

The Consumer Price Index data measures an average of costs for the US urban population, and can only be loosely applied to other populations.

Based on the USA Consumer Price Index from 1913 to 2015

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